Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Slo Mo X That Little Voice In Your Head - Owen O'Kane on How to Be Your Own Therapist

June 18, 2022 Mo Gawdat and Owen O’Kane Episode 198
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Slo Mo X That Little Voice In Your Head - Owen O'Kane on How to Be Your Own Therapist
Show Notes

Today's episode is part of a mini-series of interviews done in the context of the topics of my new book, That Little Voice in Your Head, available now: mogawdat.com/littlevoice

This week, I speak with my good friend Owen O'Kane for a second time on Slo Mo. (Check out episode 120 for our first chat if you missed it).  Owen is a psychotherapist and author of Ten Times Happier and the globally acclaimed and Sunday Times bestselling book, Ten to Zen..

His latest book, How to Be Your Own Therapist, is out on June 23rd. 

Owen has over 25 years’ experience in physical and mental health and is a former NHS Mental Health Clinical Lead. He now runs a successful private practice in London.

Listen as we discuss:

  • The healing power and intuition of dogs.
  • Combating the stigma and hurdles of getting therapy.
  • Owen's new book, How to Be Your Own Therapist, and writing himself out of a job.
  • Getting attached to the familiarity of your own issues.
  • Learning to attribute our problems to how we approach life, not on external factors.
  • The importance of understanding your story.
  • Owen's shame as a young gay man was his brain feeding him inaccurate information.
  • The pressure to be happy all the time when you're a "happiness teacher."
  • All you need to do is be truthful.
  • PPSD, or post-pandemic stress order.
  • What's one thing you can do immediately to make life happier?

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