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Uncomfortable is OK Podcast

Making it easier for you to get out of your comfort zone.

Chris Desmond explores the science, the stories, and the strategies of getting out of your comfort zone and finding your magic.

May 28, 2018

Sam is a clinical psychologist as well as being the founder and host of Tough Talk. Tough talk is a web series created to reduce the stigma surrounding Men’s Mental Health in New Zealand and beyond.

Over the past couple of year, Sam has been of no fixed abode as he travels around New Zealand in his trusty Van, Haz the Hiace. He is adventuring and discovering everyday Kiwi’s view of being a man, as well as finding out what I do for the well-being of themselves, their families, and communities.


Show notes:

  • Traveling Wellington in a Van for over a year (1.30)
  • Lack of identity around Auckland (2.50)
  • Unable to be himself (3.20)
  • Getting more used to being UNCOMFORTABLE (3.50)
  • Exploring his creativity in IT back in 90’s (5.24)
  • Creative writing assignment in High school (6.00)
  • He needed more support but it wasn’t there (6.27)
  • Social Ideas stops boys exploring their creativity (8.30)
  • It would be better if could be just the way we are (9.6)
  • He did papers in Psychology (10.10)
  • Panic Attack in Law exam (10.27)
  • Why Clinical Psychology (11.26)
  • A terrible experience (13.00)
  • Why he wanted to teach people (16.30)
  • Overcoming anxiety and fears (18.10)
  • It gets hard when you stuck in the comfort zone (21.15)
  • Tough talk about the idea (22.05)
  • One of the most toughest thing he did (23.24)
  • Different emotions are experienced in different parts in your body (29.04)
  • Women solving problems (30.22)
  • Big things he learned about himself (32.50)
  • Being on the road could be really challenging (36.22)
  • Last Uncomfortable thing he did (38.46)
  • Next Uncomfortable thing he will be doing (40.17)
  • Strategies to approach in Uncomfortable situations (41.44)
  • Challenge for listeners this week (44.41)