This episode has been inspired by a research paper I was looking at for my MSc Psychology that I am currently studying through the University of Derby.
The paper itself was about something slightly different but I found myself interested in the concept of the locus of control and then excited when I realised its significance to anxiety and wellbeing.
In this episode I talk about what the locus of control is, how you can work out where yours is and crucially the effect it has on anxiety, depression and wellbeing.
References for the studies mentioned:
Spector, P. E., Cooper, C. L., Sanchez, J. I., O’Driscoll, M., Sparks, K., Bernin, P., Bossing, A., Dewe, P., Hart, P., Lu, L., Miller, K., De Moraes, L. R., Ostrognay, G. M., Pagon, M., Pitariu, H. D., Poelmans, S. A. Y., Radhakrishnan, P., Russinova, V., Salamatov, V., & Salgado, J. F. (2002). LOCUS OF CONTROL AND WELL-BEING AT WORK: HOW GENERALIZABLE ARE...
The way we think has a huge impact on our mental health. If you are looking to overcome your anxiety or just improve your mental health then first you need to know what thoughts are making things worse.
This download gives you a list of the most common ways we think negatively. All you need to do is see which ones you do most.
Also, keep an eye on your emails! I will be sending you a really useful video that goes with this exercise.