Today’s podcast guest, Dr. Tom Nehmy, is a clinical psychologist, author and founder of the Healthy Minds Program. The Healthy Minds Program is a preventative mental health program taught in secondary schools (and businesses). During his years as a clinical psychologist, Tom realised that those receiving psychological help and learning how to support their mental wellbeing were the ones who ended up in a therapy setting. He increasingly felt that it would be of great benefit for a wider audience to learn how to look after their mental health both to promote life long wellbeing and to potentially prevent people ending up on the psychologist’s couch. This motivated Tom to develop the Healthy Minds Program, an 8 week program incorporated into the school curriculum.
Tom talks about how the Healthy Minds Program teaches people how to make good decisions, that is, how to build psychological muscle to manage reaction urges. We touch on anxiety, depression and perfectionism – some of the issues many of our young people are dealing with – and so much more.
It was a real honour for me to talk with Tom. I hope you enjoy listening to this interview as much I as enjoyed doing it.
Tom is also the author of a book, Apples for the Mind: Creating Emotional Balance, Peak Performance & Lifelong Wellbeing. Here is a link to my review of the book where you can purchase it through Amazon:https://amandaswellbeingpodcast.com/apples-for-the-mind-creating-emotional-balance-peak-performance-lifelong-wellbeing/
Link to the healthyminds website: https://www.healthymindsprogram.com/about-us