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A Slice Of Therapy

Alun Parry

Slices of therapy insights from psychotherapist Alun Parry, to make life better each day.

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How to make a decision quickly
24-05-2022
How to make a decision quickly
Ever get stuck in the procrastination of decision making? Here is what a football chairman and investment banker taught me about how to break free of decision paralysis.
How to make a decision quickly
24-05-2022
How to make a decision quickly
Ever get stuck in the procrastination of decision making? Here is what a football chairman and investment banker taught me about how to break free of decision paralysis.
Is your brain an expert or just a guesser?
13-04-2022
Is your brain an expert or just a guesser?
Would you trust a financial advisor who was just guessing? What does artificial sweetener teach us about how the mind really works?
When problems take away your clarity
23-03-2022
When problems take away your clarity
Problems often take our clarity from us. They can overwhelm and make us focus on them. How do we get some clarity back and get some forward momentum?
Replacing talk therapy with "experience therapy"
16-03-2022
Replacing talk therapy with "experience therapy"
They call it talk therapy. But is there a better way to do therapy to get the change that you want faster?
How to successfully predict the future
09-03-2022
How to successfully predict the future
Predicting the future is a good skill to have. In this episode, I show you how you can upgrade your own ability to predict what happens next.
What would trauma look like if it was easy?
01-03-2022
What would trauma look like if it was easy?
My favourite question is: what would this look like if it was easy? How would we apply that to trauma? And what is the fatal flaw behind most therapy responses and self help advice?
Is trauma removal too good to be true?
23-02-2022
Is trauma removal too good to be true?
A common objection to the idea of trauma removal is that it's too good to be true. So the very help they need is dismissed out of hand. As a result, they then opt for therapy that is at least a quarter of a century out of date. They keep the trauma and simply learn to manage it, with varying results. Yet you already have the ability to overwrite your trauma responses. It's your birthright and you were born with it.
Are you really enough?
16-02-2022
Are you really enough?
Most of us suffer with the fear that we are not enough. I encountered this today in a group of music makers. In this episode, I explore the common belief of "I am not enough".
The life changing choice of a legendary improv teacher
26-01-2022
The life changing choice of a legendary improv teacher
On the day before his 9th birthday, legendary improvised theatre teacher Keith Johnstone made a decision that changed his life. In this episode, I share what he did, why it was life changing and how you can do it too.
How to make others easier to be around
12-01-2022
How to make others easier to be around
There's a strange phenomenon that I notice following successful therapy. Relationships get easier. People who were once hard to be around feel easier to be with. It's almost as if they had had therapy too. Yet the others haven't objectively changed. I've seen this so many times as a therapist. So what is going on here?
How to reach the milestones in your life
05-01-2022
How to reach the milestones in your life
In this 300th episode I share 3 key lessons for reaching the milestones in your own life. All change is a journey. This episode is packed with advice about how to overcome failure, how to get what you want, and how to reflect and learn from even minor successes.
5 Simple Questions For A Better 2022
30-12-2021
5 Simple Questions For A Better 2022
In this episode I share with you the exact process I use for my own annual review which I did yesterday. It's really useful and sets me up for the year, so I'd like you to know about it too.
How to get 8 hours and 45 minutes more daylight
21-12-2021
How to get 8 hours and 45 minutes more daylight
Today is the shortest, darkest day of the year. Would you like to get an extra 8 hours and 45 minutes more daylight? Here's a magic trick that shows you how.
The 3 Opposites That Lead To Change
15-12-2021
The 3 Opposites That Lead To Change
In order to get to transformational change, it helps to think of three opposites. In this episode, I share my mental framework for creating change when working with my own clients.
Life lessons from the rubbish dump
08-12-2021
Life lessons from the rubbish dump
To make life better you have to do more, add more, create more - right? What if the opposite was just as true?
4 Steps To Remove Trauma For Good
25-11-2021
4 Steps To Remove Trauma For Good
Nobody wants to cope with trauma responses. We want to remove them so they no longer get in the way of life. In this episode I explain the 4 step approach that I use with my own clients to eradicate trauma for good.
Escaping the tragedy of vague requests
17-11-2021
Escaping the tragedy of vague requests
Would you like your needs met more often? In this episode I'll teach you a simple change that will result in a huge increase in getting what you most need.
Memory, Maya Angelou and psychological change
03-11-2021
Memory, Maya Angelou and psychological change
Do you ever read autobiographies and wonder how they remember the word by word details of conversations from years ago? The truth is, they don't remember them. So what does this tell us about memory if the brain is happy to play fast and loose with details? And what aspect of memory does the brain hold onto very tightly? This is an episode about memory, Maya Angelou, and psychological change.
How to tap into the wisdom of your nervous system
27-10-2021
How to tap into the wisdom of your nervous system
Do you feel anxious or depressed? Do you repress certain emotions? Have you ever noticed that you don't want to be cheered up, or maybe you feel reluctant to leave an anxious state? There's a lot of key information for you here if you know what to look for.
How to make change easy (movie recommendation)
13-10-2021
How to make change easy (movie recommendation)
Have you seen the short film Ten Meter Tower. Make sure you watch it. Not only is it mesmerising, it shows how powerful the nervous system is whenever we want something that it views as dangerous. Does your nervous system stop you making the changes you want in life? Here's how to make change easy.