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Stompcast

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 season, 290 episodes, 5 days, 2 hours, 44 minutes
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Our mind and body can be transformed through the simple act of walking. That’s why Dr Alex George has made this new, ambient podcast. It supports his mission to get us all out stomping, so whether you’re taking the dog out, hiking up a mountain or maybe you simply need some fresh air, Dr Alex and his guests will be here every week as your loyal stomping companions. In every episode, you’ll hear Dr Alex George out on a stomp with an exciting guest, in a location of their choice, to take a meander into their lives. You’ll wind through uplifting and thought-provoking conversations with a soothing backdrop of birdsong, crashing waves or the breeze gently rustling through leaves. Each episode is split into three parts, designed to be listened to on three short stomps, or one long one. So put on your headphones, follow @thestompcast and join us on a good old stomp.
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Pt 3: A Relationship Expert’s Guide to Healing from Heartbreak | Matthew Hussey

In part 3, Matthew Hussey reveals his ultimate advice for getting through heartbreak.Matthew and Alex discuss if heartbreak is a necessary part of becoming who you are, the different types of heartbreak and how to overcome the insecurities that are holding you back. Follow @thematthewhussey and get his new book Love LifeFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/12/202431 minutes, 18 seconds
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Pt 2: How to Stop Making the Same Relationship Mistakes | Matthew Hussey

In part 2, Matthew Hussey explains what you need to do to find your perfect person.Matthew shares how to trust your instincts in relationships, why we get ourselves into bad relationships and how to say no to unhealthy love. Plus, there’s an interruption from a passerby which shows Matthew’s work in real time!Follow @thematthewhussey and get his new book Love LifeFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/11/202435 minutes, 35 seconds
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Pt 1: Dating Confidence: The Instant Cure for Shyness | Matthew Hussey

Matthew Hussey is a world-renowned dating coach with a combined international following of more than 16.8 million. This week, he joins Dr Alex George to share his insights and expertise on how to find love. In part 1, Matthew shares why men are worse at meeting new people, why you need to push past shyness to create opportunities and how to learn what type of person is right for you. Follow @thematthewhussey and get his new book Love Life Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/10/202436 minutes, 24 seconds
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Pt 3: Navigating Grief: Tips for Self-Care and Emotional Wellbeing | Dr Chloe Paidoussis-Mitchell

In part 3, Dr Chloe shares how she helps her clients during the grieving process.Dr Chloe explains how to objectively observe your emotions, how to regulate your nervous system and top tips to ground yourself in times of extreme anxiety. Follow @drchloe_thegriefpsychologist and get her book ‘The Loss Prescription’Support links:NHSMacmillan Cancer SupportCruse Bereavement SupportMindFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/5/202423 minutes, 49 seconds
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Pt 2: Why We Need to Talk About Death | Dr Chloe Paidoussis-Mitchell

In part 2, Dr Chloe explains why as Brits we are so bad at talking about death and grief, and ways we can improve. Dr Chloe and Dr Alex discuss why we avoid discussing loss when someone is recently bereaved, why it’s important to ask people about the people they’ve lost and how to start talking more about death. Follow @drchloe_thegriefpsychologist and get her book ‘The Loss Prescription’Support links:NHSMacmillan Cancer SupportCruse Bereavement SupportMindFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/4/202422 minutes, 33 seconds
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Pt 1: The 5 Stages of Grief are a Myth | Dr Chloe Paidoussis-Mitchell

Grief and trauma psychologist Dr Chloe joins Dr Alex George to explain the different types of grief and what happens to us during this process.In part 1, Dr Chloe shares different types of grief that aren’t widely discussed, why the ‘stages of grief’ is a myth and how to come to terms with the fact that you may never move on from loss. Plus, she offers helpful tips on how to handle your grief, how to support your friends and colleagues after they’ve lost someone and why guilt is a common feeling with loss. Follow @drchloe_thegriefpsychologist and get her book ‘The Loss Prescription’Support links:NHSMacmillan Cancer SupportCruse Bereavement SupportMindFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/3/202441 minutes, 49 seconds
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Pt 3: There Is No Success Without Mental Fitness | Oscar Piastri

In part 3, Oscar Piastri reflects with Dr Alex George on the biggest challenges throughout his career. Walking inside the McLaren Technology Centre, Oscar reflects on his achievements in F1, what he’s most proud of and he reveals what he thinks about when he’s driving 200 mph.Follow @oscarpiastri Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/29/202418 minutes, 13 seconds
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Pt 2: Inside the Cockpit of an F1 Car | Oscar Piastri

In part 2, Oscar Piastri reveals the toughest part of racing in Formula 1. Oscar shares with Dr Alex how he handles the jet setting life of Grand Prix weekends around the world, the physical training required to be an F1 racer and what it feels like to drive a Formula 1 car. Follow @oscarpiastri Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/28/202416 minutes, 30 seconds
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Pt 1: Step into the Mind of an F1 Driver | Oscar Piastri

McLaren Formula 1 driver, Oscar Piastri joins Dr Alex George for a stomp around the McLaren Technology Centre. In part 1, Oscar explains how he navigates the pressures and expectations that comes from the motorsport world, how he maintains his mental edge and the simple, everyday practices that keep him grounded. Follow @oscarpiastri Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/27/202418 minutes, 50 seconds
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Pt 3: Dopamine Addiction: You Need to Know This | Nicole Vignola

In part 3, neuroscientist Nicole Vignola offers tips on the benefits of boredom and how to start feeling happier every single day. Nicole and Dr Alex discuss how to get the right kind of dopamine, why doomscrolling is a problem for you and your brain and how long it will take to start seeing the benefits of your new habits. Follow Nicole @nicolesneuroscience and get her book ‘Rewire: Your Neurotoolkit for Everyday Life’Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/22/202429 minutes, 5 seconds
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Pt 2: How to Rewire your Brain | Nicole Vignola

In part 2, neuroscientist Nicole Vignola explains how possible it is to rewire your brain and build healthy habits. Nicole and Dr Alex discuss why we have intrusive thoughts, how your mindset physically affects you, and the surprising science of why walking is great for your health. Follow Nicole @nicolesneuroscience and get her book ‘Rewire: Your Neurotoolkit for Everyday Life’Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/21/202435 minutes, 26 seconds
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Pt 1: Improve Your Brain Health with Neuroscientist Nicole Vignola

Neuroscientist and author of ‘Rewire: Your Neurotoolkit for Everyday Life’, Nicole Vignola is joining Dr Alex on this week's episode.In part 1, Nicole breaks down exactly how the brain works, the shocking impact exercise can have and the long-term effects of stress on the brain. Plus, what effect does alcohol have on the brain and does that mean you should never drink? Follow Nicole @nicolesneuroscience and get her book ‘Rewire: Your Neurotoolkit for Everyday Life’Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/20/202429 minutes, 2 seconds
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Pt 3: If Money Can’t Buy Happiness, What Can? | Robin Sharma

In the final part with Robin Sharma, he answers the ultimate question: can money buy happiness?Robin shares incredible lessons he learnt when mentoring a celebrity billionaire, what priorities he thinks lead to a happier life and Dr Alex shares a fascinating health fact about our memory. Follow Robin @robinsharma and get his book ‘The Wealth Money Can’t Buy’Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/15/202415 minutes, 58 seconds
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Pt 2: Why Being Sensitive is a Gift | Robin Sharma

In part 2, Robin Sharma shares his advice on how to deal with criticism from others, and most importantly, yourself. Robin and Dr Alex discuss why people focus on negative comments, techniques to start working towards mastering your craft and why being sensitive is a gift, not a curse. Follow Robin @robinsharma and get his book ‘The Wealth Money Can’t Buy’Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/14/202422 minutes, 40 seconds
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Pt 1: The Wealth Money Can’t Buy | Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma is a self-development master and bestselling author, who today joins Dr Alex to discuss the incredible ideas behind his new book ‘The Wealth Money Can’t Buy’.In part 1, while discussing the 8 different forms of wealth, Robin shares the 5 journal prompts he does every day, why your brain has a negativity bias and how to change your environment to optimise your happiness.Follow Robin @robinsharma and get his book ‘The Wealth Money Can’t Buy’Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/13/202432 minutes, 39 seconds
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Pt 3: Why We Need To Do Hard Things | Jason Fox

In part 3, Jason Fox and Dr Alex discuss what filming SAS: Who Dares Wins is really like.Jason explains the impact of his PTSD diagnosis on post-military life, how he entered the world of TV and the benefits of exposure therapy. Follow Jason @jason_carl_fox and get his book, Embrace the Chaos: 52 Tactics To Make Every Day Count.Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/8/202424 minutes, 40 seconds
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Pt 2: How You Can Build SAS Mental Resilience | Jason Fox

In part 2, Jason Fox goes into detail about the SAS selection process and the gruelling challenges that take a toll on your body and mind. Jason shares with Dr Alex how he kept himself sane during this time, how he battled imposter syndrome even after being selected for Special Forces and his personal experience with PTSD.Plus, he reveals his secret therapy session, the devastation of being told he needed to leave the service and his advice to people experiencing PTSD. Follow Jason @jason_carl_fox and get his book, Embrace the Chaos: 52 Tactics To Make Every Day Count.Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/7/202433 minutes, 8 seconds
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Pt 1: An SAS Soldiers Guide to Finding Calm in the Chaos | Jason Fox

SAS: Who Dares Wins star, Jason Fox joins Dr Alex George on this week’s Stompcast, to share the fascinating insights on what it takes to be in the Special Forces.In part 1, Jason explains the 4 pillars he focuses on in life, why he feels like he operates better when things are going wrong and why checking in on yourself is the simplest yet hardest task. Plus, he opens up about what it’s like to return from military service, how it made him feel like an outsider and why he didn’t talk about his feelings. Follow Jason @jason_carl_fox and get his book, Embrace the Chaos: 52 Tactics To Make Every Day Count.Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/6/202426 minutes, 4 seconds
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Pt 3: Find Your Self Worth | Lily Silverton

In part 3, Lily Silverton and Dr Alex George discuss what you can do to start feeling like you really matter. Lily explains why you need to let go of the idea of “self-esteem”, how to train yourself to be OK with failure and why confidence is often an illusion. Follow Lily @lily_silverton and get The Priorities Method Journal.  Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/1/202419 minutes, 25 seconds
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Pt 2: Do This Instead Of Setting Goals | Lily Silverton

There is always something that is going to stop you from investing in your goals, so how do you prioritise what’s important to you? In part 2, Lily shares with Dr Alex how you can start prioritising what you truly care about, how to say no and really mean it, and how to start living by your values instead of what you’re told to care about. Follow Lily @lily_silverton and get The Priorities Method Journal.  Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/30/202422 minutes, 18 seconds
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Pt 1: How To Prioritise What You Actually Want | Lily Silverton

Lily Silverton is a mindset and life coach, who has developed a unique approach to goal setting which will ultimately lead to a happier and more purpose-driven life called “The Priorities Method”.In part 1, Lily explains what this method is, why choosing goals based on your values can help you through tough times and how to figure out what your priorities are. Plus, Lily explains the difference between a coach and a therapist, and why having a balanced life is possibly a myth. Follow Lily @lily_silverton and get The Priorities Method Journal.  Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/29/202438 minutes, 53 seconds
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Pt 3: Myths from the Labour Ward | The Infertile Midwife, Sophie Martin

Can spicy food actually put you into labour? In part 3, Sophie Martin and Dr Alex bust some myths from the labour ward. Plus, they discuss the problems in women’s healthcare and some of the possible solutions, and how to support people going through baby loss. Follow Sophie @the.infertile.midwife and get her book The Infertile Midwife: In Search of MotherhoodFor support around baby loss, check out Tommys.orgFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/24/202428 minutes, 15 seconds
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Pt 2: The Surprising Factors That Affect Your Fertility | The Infertile Midwife, Sophie Martin

What actually happens during IVF treatment? In part 2, Sophie Martin sheds light on the complex world of fertility treatments and the financial and emotional toll it takes. Sophie and Dr Alex discuss the misunderstood aspects of fertility treatments, the shocking factors that can stop you from receiving IVF treatment on the NHS and what a fertility test actually involves. Follow Sophie @the.infertile.midwife and get her book The Infertile Midwife: In Search of MotherhoodFind information about private IVF clinics at www.hfea.gov.ukFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/23/202426 minutes, 47 seconds
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Pt 1: The Thing That Nobody Wants To Talk About - Baby Loss | The Infertile Midwife, Sophie Martin

In part 1, Sophie opens up about the unspoken struggles of infertility, her journey through multiple rounds of IVF and the devastating grief that followed. Plus, she discusses the feelings of failure around being unable to carry a child, the responsibility of pregnancy and the lack of support surrounding baby loss.Follow Sophie @the.infertile.midwife and get her book The Infertile Midwife: In Search of MotherhoodFor support around baby loss, check out Tommys.orgFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/22/202429 minutes, 30 seconds
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Pt 3: A Therapist’s Guide to Great Relationships | Emma Reed Turrell

In part 3, Emma Reed Turrell explains the 3 most common toxic behaviours in relationships and how to combat them. Emma explains techniques for improving your relationships, feeling confident in asking for what you want and working through jealousy with your partner.  Follow Emma @emmareedturrell and get her new book ‘What Am I Missing?’ Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/17/202435 minutes, 48 seconds
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Pt 2: How Does Trauma Shape Us? | Emma Reed Turrell

In part 2, Emma Reed Turrell tells Dr Alex which profile he is and why being a combination of all four is the true aim. Emma and Alex discuss how trauma informs who we are as people, how to be truly disciplined and why working towards calm rather than control can lead to a happier life. Follow Emma @emmareedturrell and get her new book ‘What Am I Missing?’ Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/16/202431 minutes, 15 seconds
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Pt 1: What Are You Subconsciously Ignoring? The 4 Types of Blind Spots | Emma Reed Turrell

Therapist, author and podcaster Emma Reed Turrell joins Dr Alex George to explain the blind spots we all have that could affect our relationship with ourselves and our loved ones. In part 1, Emma explains the 4 Blind Spot Profiles so you can figure out which one you are, so listen and find out if you are a Rock, Gladiator, Hustler or Bridge. Follow Emma @emmareedturrell and get her new book ‘What Am I Missing?’ Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/15/202431 minutes, 43 seconds
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Pt 3: Oversharing on Social Media: Where is the Line? | Estée Lalonde

In the final part, Estée Lalonde and Dr Alex George discuss how to find the balance of sharing your life online without sharing too much.The pair discuss whether they’d share pictures of their children on social media, is it important if your relationship is public or private and the horrible feeling of a vulnerability hangover. Follow Estée @esteelalonde and her brand Mirror Water @mirrorwater.earthFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/10/202423 minutes, 30 seconds
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Pt 2: Antidepressants: Why Are They Still Stigmatised? | Estée Lalonde

In part 2, Estée Lalonde and Dr Alex George discuss the stigma and shame around antidepressants, despite it saving their lives. Estée describes having panic attacks without knowing what they were, how baths were where she found solace in her lowest points and Dr Alex shares the real reason the Stompcast began. Follow Estée @esteelalonde and her brand Mirror Water @mirrorwater.earthFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/9/202419 minutes, 26 seconds
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Pt 1: How To Find The Right Self-Care For You | Estée Lalonde

Lifestyle creator and beauty brand founder, Estée Lalonde joins Dr Alex George for a relaxing stomp this week. In part 1, Estée explains why a beauty routine isn’t just about how you feel on the outside, how to be prepared for failure and what we can learn from nervous dogs. Follow Estée @esteelalonde and her brand Mirror Water @mirrorwater.earthFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/8/202427 minutes, 53 seconds
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Pt 3: Reparent Yourself: Speaking To Your Inner Child | Therapy with Abby

In part 3, Abby Rawlinson and Dr Alex George dive into the world of ‘Reparenting’ and why speaking to your inner child isn’t silly, it’s integral for healing. Abby explains what reparenting is, the benefits of treating yourself like a toddler and why it’s crucial to have more play in our lives.Follow @therapywithabby and get her new book ‘Reclaiming You’.Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/3/202428 minutes, 53 seconds
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Pt 2: How to Stop People Pleasing | Therapy with Abby

In part 2, Abby Rawlinson explains why so many of us end up being people pleasers and how to be ok with being disliked. Abby and Dr Alex discuss how to break out of the people pleasing pattern, why it may  have started with your parents and how to start setting healthy boundaries. Follow @therapywithabby and get her new book ‘Reclaiming You’.Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/2/202433 minutes, 56 seconds
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Pt 1: How To Ground Yourself When You’ve Been Triggered | Therapy with Abby

Therapist and author, Abby Rawlinson (aka Therapy with Abby) joins Dr Alex George to find out what triggers are and why ‘glimmers’ are the key to overcoming them. In part 1, Abby explains why it’s OK not to be happy 100% of the time, why you need to stop trying to fix your feelings and why it’s a huge win if you can identify what triggers you. Plus, Abby offers advice on how to soothe yourself when you’ve been triggered, how to start healing your past wounds and how to recover from triggers quicker. Follow @therapywithabby and get her new book ‘Reclaiming You’.Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/1/202435 minutes, 59 seconds
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Pt 3: Why You Should Be As Lazy as Possible with Anxiety Josh

In part 3, Josh Fletcher and Dr Alex George discuss how to strike the balance with wellness. Josh explains why you shouldn’t feel guilty for resting, why he tells his clients to be as lazy as possible and knowing when you need a break vs when you’re being avoidant. Follow Josh @anxietyjosh and get his new book ‘And how does that make you feel?’ Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/27/202422 minutes, 24 seconds
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Pt 2: What is Anxiety and When is it Normal? with Anxiety Josh

In part 2, Josh Fletcher and Dr Alex George define what anxiety actually is. Josh explains how to know when your anxiety is normal and when it’s a problem, why your brain thinks it’s protecting you with anxiety and how to start working towards worrying less.Plus, he explains why some people are prone to anxiety, why you need to stop trying to fix yourself and why you shouldn’t fear panic attacks. Follow Josh @anxietyjosh and get his new book ‘And how does that make you feel?’ Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/26/202434 minutes, 26 seconds
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Pt 1: What Actually Happens in Therapy? with Anxiety Josh

Psychotherapist and author Josh Fletcher has amassed a huge following on social media as ‘Anxiety Josh’ sharing incredibly helpful insights and tools to navigate anxiety, and today he joins Dr Alex George to share more with us. In part 1, Josh shares some stories from his “spicy memoir” about working as a therapist, a helpful analogy to help you unwind after work and the different types of anxiety he sees in the therapy room. Plus, he explains how his own anxiety set him on his career path and how to support teachers and students alike with the rise of anxiousness in us all. Follow Josh @anxietyjosh and get his new book ‘And how does that make you feel?’ Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/25/202428 minutes, 31 seconds
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Pt 3: Why You Have To Feel To Heal With Dr Iain Jordan

In part 3, Dr Iain Jordan and Dr Alex George discuss whether mental fitness can actually help with mental health. Iain explains why mindfulness is not the solution for everything, what it means to be mentally fit and how you can prepare yourself for pain and suffering. Plus, Iain shares his own health fact to help you make better decisions. Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/20/202417 minutes, 8 seconds
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Pt 2: Recovering After Trauma: Can The Brain Fully Heal? With Dr Iain Jordan

In part 2, Dr Iain Jordan explains the many different ways we can look after ourselves better. Iain shares whether it’s possible to fully recover from trauma, what should be considered when someone needs help with their mental health and Alex shares a fascinating insight into his recent brain scan.Plus, the pair discuss how powerful seeing a quote at the right time can be and what you can do to start moving towards being in a happier place. Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/19/202428 minutes, 10 seconds
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Pt 1: Are Psychedelics the Answer? With Dr Iain Jordan

Dr Iain Jordan, a clinician with over 20 years of experience in psychiatry and psychotherapy, joins Dr Alex George on this week’s stomp to discuss the complex links between physical and mental health. In part 1, Iain and Alex discuss why MDMA could help with PTSD, unconventional therapies like improv acting and why thinking less might solve your problems. Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/18/202436 minutes, 10 seconds
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Pt 3: Would The World Be a Better Place With Women In Charge?

In the final part with Marnie Swindells and Dr Alex George, they discuss what the world would look like if more women were in leadership positions.Marnie explains the stark gender imbalance in the boxing world and how she had to prove herself, why empowering women doesn’t need to bring down men and how more women can get a seat at the boardroom table. Follow Marnie @marnieswindellsFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/13/202421 minutes, 57 seconds
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Pt 2: Why Grief Can be Your Greatest Motivator with Marnie Swindells

Marnie Swindells lost her dad when she was only 8 years old and in part 2, she explains how grief has motivated her to achieve the highest level of success. Marnie shares how boxing was the perfect release for her grief, where her divisive persona on The Apprentice came from and why boxing is a surprisingly mindful sport. Plus, Marnie and Alex discuss why she became financially aware as a child, what led her to applying to The Apprentice and there are some serious thunderous interruptions! Follow Marnie @marnieswindellsFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/12/202423 minutes, 30 seconds
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Pt 1: 3 Must-Know Business Lessons from Apprentice Winner Marnie Swindells

Winner of The Apprentice 2023, Marnie Swindells joins Dr Alex George on this inspiring stomp. Marnie shares the 3 important lessons she learnt from her time on The Apprentice, how she is empowering women in business and boxing and how she found the confidence to secure the £250,000 investment from Lord Alan Sugar.Follow Marnie @marnieswindellsFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/11/202435 minutes, 2 seconds
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Pt 3: Questions to Ask Yourself Before Having Children with Emma Gannon

In the final part with Emma Gannon, she discusses her novel Olive, inspired by her decision not to have children.Emma and Dr Alex discuss where the pressure to have children comes from, why it’s frustrating when people ask about your future plans and the importance of self-compassion and forgiving yourself.Plus, the health fact of the week reminds us that we don’t HAVE to hate our jobs… Follow Emma @emmagannonuk, buy her new book The Success Myth and sign up for her Substack, The HyphenFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/6/202423 minutes, 19 seconds
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Pt 2: The Success Myth with Emma Gannon

In part 2, Emma Gannon reveals why the traditional view of success wasn’t making her happy and how she changed her life because of it.Emma and Dr Alex discuss the great resignation, why the most successful year of her life left her feeling down and why even though she’s earning less money she’s happier than ever. Plus, Emma explains how to let go of your preconceived notion of success, why gratitude is a huge part of redefining it and tiny steps to set better boundaries. Follow Emma @emmagannonuk, buy her new book The Success Myth and sign up to her Substack, The HyphenFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/5/202422 minutes, 11 seconds
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Pt 1: Work Less to Create More with Emma Gannon

Bestselling author and host of Ctrl Alt Delete, Emma Gannon joins Dr Alex George to explain what multi-hyphenate living is and how it can lead to a happier life. Emma explains the benefits of utilising all your different skills outside of work, how she convinced her boss to give her a 4-day work week and how to start a side hustle for love, not money. Plus, Emma and Alex discuss dopamine dressing and whether social media is suppressing creativity. Follow Emma @emmagannonuk, buy The Multi-Hyphen Method and sign up to her Substack, The HyphenFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/4/202428 minutes, 53 seconds
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Pt 3: Calendar Block to Save Your Relationship with Ali Abdaal

In part 3, Ali Abdaal explains how you can apply productivity skills into your personal life and relationships.After a surprise interruption, Ali and Dr Alex discuss why calendar blocking isn’t just for work, how to stop the spark leaving the relationship and the number 1 hack to stop yourself from feeling stressed. Follow Ali @aliabdaal and get his book Feel Good ProductivityFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/28/202426 minutes
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Pt 2: How Much Money Do You Need? The Freedom Number with Ali Abdaal

In part 2, productivity expert Ali Abdaal chats to Dr Alex George about how to set meaningful money goals and how to achieve them. Ali explains the most important question to ask yourself when setting goals, how money affects our happiness and how to decide the magic number you should save towards. Follow Ali @aliabdaal and get his book Feel Good ProductivityFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for menAli’s book recommendations:The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco Million Dollar Weekend by Noah Kagan Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/27/202422 minutes, 42 seconds
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P1: Feel Good Productivity with Ali Abdaal

YouTuber, productivity expert and author Ali Abdaal joins Dr Alex George in this week’s episode, to find out the secret to feel good productivity. In part 1, Ali explains how you can unlock new levels of productivity, why being engaged at work can leave you with more energy at the end of the day and how to make annoying tasks more fun.Follow Ali @aliabdaal and get his book Feel Good Productivity Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/26/202437 minutes, 27 seconds
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Pt 3: Stop Making Excuses and Start Now with Joshua Patterson

In the final part of this conversation, Joshua Patterson and Dr Alex George explain why there’s never going to be the right time to do what you’re putting off.Josh shares why he was reluctant to write a book and why he thinks there may be push back about it, how he came to be diagnosed with ADHD and why vulnerability can be your greatest strength.  Follow Joshua @joshuapatterson_jp and pre-order his book Fortune Favours The Brave. Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/21/202420 minutes, 33 seconds
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Pt 2: 76 Marathons in 76 Days: Joshua Patterson’s Guide to Discipline

In part 2, Joshua Patterson and Dr Alex George discuss why your comfort zone can be your worst enemy. Josh explains how the extremities of his challenges helped him to connect with men struggling with their mental health, why he doesn’t resent the difficult times in his life and how to stop caring what people think. Follow Joshua @joshuapatterson_jp and pre-order his book Fortune Favours The Brave. Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/20/202440 minutes, 2 seconds
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Pt 1: How Running Can Change Your Life with Joshua Patterson

TV personality, author and record-holding runner Joshua Patterson joins Dr Alex George on this week's stomp.Josh reveals why he started a running club, how imposter syndrome almost stopped it and he offers some advice if you’ve never been to a run club before.Plus, he explains the benefits of running outside of physical exercise, what led him to do over 30 marathons in a wheelchair and top tips on how to start running for the first time. Follow Joshua @joshuapatterson_jp and pre-order his book Fortune Favours The Brave. Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/19/202427 minutes, 39 seconds
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Pt 3: Free Yourself From Other People’s Opinions with Jessie Yendle

In part 3, Jessie Yendle explains to Dr Alex George why she wrote a guide to growing up and the lessons she’s learned from her incredible life. Jessie explains why you don’t need to have a response to everything, how she overcame judgement from others and her advice to build confidence. Follow Jessie @mimidarlingbeauty and get her new book Let’s TalkFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/14/202422 minutes, 37 seconds
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Pt 2: How Jessie Yendle Captured 3 Million People by Finding Her Voice

In part 2, Jessie Yendle and Dr Alex George start with our weekly health fact which highlights just how many people stammer – and it might be more than you think!Jessie shares her struggles growing up with a stammer, why she didn’t find speech therapy helpful and she highlights the current lack of support. Plus, she explains the huge impact her videos have had for people with speech impediments, why we have to accept our differences rather than change them and how you can support a child if they have a stammer.If you know of any programmes supporting children with speech impediments, let us know at [email protected]  Follow Jessie @mimidarlingbeauty and get her new book Let’s TalkFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/13/202424 minutes, 3 seconds
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Pt 1: Own What Makes You Unique with Jessie Yendle (MimiDarlingBeauty)

Jessie Yendle is famously known as “that girl with the stammer on TikTok” and she joins Dr Alex George on the Stompcast this week.Jessie reveals how she went from just 20 to 3 million followers on TikTok, why she felt her speech impediment was taking over her life and the frustrating responses she’s had to speaking to strangers in public. Plus, she explains how she’s campaigning for support for everyone with a speech impediment and the incredible tools she’s developed to deal with her anxiety. Follow Jessie @mimidarlingbeauty and get her new book Let’s TalkFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/12/202431 minutes, 8 seconds
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Pt 3: Why the Journey is the Goal with Jake Humphrey

In the final part of this stomp with Jake Humphrey and Dr Alex George, they discuss Jake’s biggest takeaways from guests on his podcast, the High Performance podcast.Jake and Alex discuss the cost of significant success, how Jake has learnt to balance his work and personal life and why doing the stuff you don’t want to do could make you live longer. Follow Jake @jakehumphrey, listen to The High Performance Podcast and get their new book How To Change Your Life: Five Steps to Achieving High PerformanceFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/7/202415 minutes, 12 seconds
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Pt 2: Why Jake Humphrey Left His Dream Job

In part 2, Jake Humphrey reveals how he got his dream job and exactly why he gave it all up.Jake explains the pressures of working in live sports, the words he said to himself when faced with presenting to millions of people and what made him reconsider his purpose in life. Plus, Jake discloses how he really felt about starting a podcast… Follow Jake @jakehumphrey, listen to The High Performance Podcast and get their new book How To Change Your Life: Five Steps to Achieving High PerformanceFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/6/202422 minutes, 13 seconds
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Pt 1: Five Steps to High Performance with Jake Humphrey

Presenter and host of the High Performance Podcast Jake Humphrey joins Dr Alex George to discuss what success really looks like.In part 1, Jake shares the 5 steps on how to change your life from his new book. He also shares ways to improve your wellbeing through self-talk and why you might actually be climbing towards your dreams. Follow Jake @jakehumphrey, listen to The High Performance Podcast and get their new book How To Change Your Life: Five Steps to Achieving High PerformanceFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/5/202432 minutes, 47 seconds
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Pt 3: Can Technology Really Solve Our Mental Health Needs? with Neil Smith

In part 3, Mettle CEO Neil Smith and Dr Alex George debate whether technology is the solution to improve our mental health.Neil and Alex consider the challenges we face from spending more time online, why we shouldn’t ignore technology and how social media can be harnessed for good. Find out more at @be_mettle_Download Mettle: the toolkit for men’s mindsFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind Manual Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/31/202423 minutes, 55 seconds
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Pt 2: How Men’s Mental Health is Different to Women’s with Neil Smith

In part 2, Neil and Dr Alex explain why men’s mental health needs to be approached differently to women’s. They discuss the tragic statistics surrounding men’s mental health, why men tend to not engage with self improvement and the tools Mettle offers to help build mental resilience. Find out more at @be_mettle_Download Mettle: the toolkit for men’s mindsFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind Manual Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/30/202419 minutes, 3 seconds
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Pt 1: Toxic Masculinity: Does It Really Exist? with Neil Smith

Men’s mental health affects all genders, and the CEO of Mettle (the Men’s Mental Fitness App), Neil Smith, is joining Dr Alex George to explain why. In part 1, Neil explains how toxic masculinity stops men from talking about their feelings, the severe consequences of positive masculinity and why it’s so difficult for men to be vulnerable. Find out more at @be_mettle_Download Mettle: the toolkit for men’s mindsFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind Manual Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/29/202433 minutes, 15 seconds
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Pt 3: Boost Your Energy With These Foods with Em the Nutritionist

In the final part, Emily English lets us know that it is ok to treat yourself and how you can remind yourself to enjoy a meal out. Emily and Dr Alex discuss how to enjoy eating out with no guilt, how to make healthy choices when it comes to alcohol and how to fuel your body for exercise. Plus, Emily explains how to get more protein in your diet if you don’t eat meat and answers the age-old question of how much protein you should actually have in your diet. Follow Emily @emthenutritionist and pre-order her cookbook So Good: Food you want to eat, designed by a nutritionistFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/24/202419 minutes, 48 seconds
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Pt 2: Hacks To Make Every Meal More Nutritious with Em the Nutritionist

In part 2, Emily English explains the simple steps to start building a positive relationship with food.Emily explains why everyone needs more colour in their food and simple ways to get more in your meals, why you need to think about how food makes you feel and examples of tasty recipes that leave you feeling good. Plus, Dr Alex asks Emily if she ever thought she’d be a public figure and if there are any downsides to the job. Follow Emily @emthenutritionist and pre-order her cookbook So Good: Food you want to eat, designed by a nutritionistFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/23/202421 minutes, 5 seconds
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Pt 1: Food Influencers: What Advice Should You Actually Listen To with Em the Nutritionist

Nutritionist Emily English (aka Em the Nutritionist) joins Dr Alex George to help you understand that eating well doesn’t mean restrictive diets without the foods you love. In part 1, Emily and Dr Alex discuss why so many people have issues with food, how to feel less stressed at meal times and what to consider when listening to ‘health influencers’. Plus, Emily explains disordered eating and how you can identify if you’re developing an unhealthy relationship with food. Follow Emily @emthenutritionist and pre-order her cookbook So Good: Food you want to eat, designed by a nutritionistFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the mental fitness app for men Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/22/202428 minutes, 31 seconds
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Pt 3: Make Your Money Work For You with Makala Green

In the final part of this stomp, Makala and Dr Alex explain how to feel empowered by your money.Makala and Alex discuss why talking about finances is so tough, Makala explains what an ISA is and how to optimise your savings.Follow Makala @thewealthcheck and pick up her book The Money EditFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the toolkit for men’s minds Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/17/202425 minutes, 49 seconds
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Pt 2: Achieve Financial Freedom with Makala Green

Do you want to be financially confident in 2024? Makala Green explains how to reach your savings targets.In part 2, Makala and Dr Alex discuss financial freedom, how to create a positive mindset around your finances and why it’s crucial to reflect on your relationship with money. Follow Makala @thewealthcheck and pick up her book The Money EditFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the toolkit for men’s minds Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/16/202426 minutes, 14 seconds
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Pt 1: What School Should Have Taught You About Money with Makala Green

Financial expert and author Makala Green is joining Dr Alex in this week’s episode to get you up to speed with your money and financial health. Makala explains interest rates, the importance of learning about money and why financial advisors aren’t just for the super-rich.Follow Makala @thewealthcheck and pick up her book The Money EditFollow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the toolkit for men’s minds Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/15/202428 minutes, 5 seconds
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Pt 3: Organise Your Wardrobe to Organise Your Life with Dilly Carter

In part 3 with professional organiser Dilly Carter, she explains how to organise one of the most commonly chaotic spaces: your wardrobe. She explains how to decide what you really want, how to let go of the pieces you struggle to part with and how to organise your wardrobe effectively. Plus, she reveals what clothes you should hang or fold, what to do with the bits you’re saying goodbye to and where to sell your items. Follow Dilly @declutterdollies and get her book Change Your Space: Reclaim Your Home, Your Time and Your Mind. Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the toolkit for men’s minds Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/10/202424 minutes, 40 seconds
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Pt 2: Why Decluttering Your Home Could Transform Your Mental Health

In part 2, Dilly Carter and Dr Alex George discuss why coming home to an untidy space is detrimental to your wellbeing and how to begin cleaning up. Dilly explains why you shouldn’t underestimate knowing where everything is in your home, how many cleaning products you actually need and if leaving your washing up overnight is bad?Plus, she explains how her childhood home inspired her professional organisation business Declutter Dollies and whether the families on Sort Your Life Out stay organised after the show. Follow Dilly @declutterdollies and get her book Change Your Space: Reclaim Your Home, Your Time and Your Mind. Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the toolkit for men’s minds Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/9/202430 minutes, 27 seconds
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Pt 1: Grow Through Adversity: Dilly Carter on the Lessons Cancer Teaches Us

Professional organiser and star of BBC’s Sort Your Life Out, Dilly Carter joins Dr Alex George to help you get organised for 2024. In part 1, Dilly opens up about how her life was turned upside down by her cancer diagnosis, why she believes it changed everything and nothing at the same time, and why she chose not to tell her daughter about her illness. Plus, she offers her advice on how to advocate for your health at the doctors. Follow Dilly @declutterdollies and get her book Change Your Space: Reclaim Your Home, Your Time and Your Mind. Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcastTo improve your mental fitness, get Dr Alex’s book The Mind ManualDownload Mettle: the toolkit for men’s minds Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/8/202440 minutes, 52 seconds
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Pt 3: Can You Be Successful AND Happy? with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

In the final part of this conversation with Dr Rangan, he explains the downside of success you don’t always see. Rangan shares how to determine your own definition of success, his dream podcast guest and what he would ask them and why sometimes we have to experience pain to learn important lessons. Follow Dr Rangan @drchatterjee and get his new book, The Three Question Journal.Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/3/202423 minutes, 16 seconds
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Pt 2: The Death Bed Question That Will Change Your Life with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

In part 2, Dr Rangan explains how to pick 3 things you can do every week to live a happier life. Dr Rangan and Dr Alex discuss the misconception of happiness, the 3 ingredients of core happiness and why happier people are ultimately healthier. Plus, Dr Rangan explains the exercise that explores regrets of the dying and how you can come to avoid them. Follow Dr Rangan @drchatterjee and get his new book, The Three Question Journal.Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/2/202416 minutes, 15 seconds
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Pt 1: Why You Shouldn’t Set New Years Resolutions with Dr Rangan Chatterjee

Kicking off 2024, Dr Rangan Chatterjee of the Feel Better, Live More podcast joins Dr Alex George for this motivating conversation. Dr Rangan explains the 4 pillars of health in order to live a happy life, why you’re neglecting your weakest pillar and how to stop having an all or nothing mindset.Plus, Rangan explains why he no longer makes new year’s resolutions, why he struggles to celebrate his wins and why people are more unhappier than ever.Follow Dr Rangan @drchatterjee and get his latest book, The Three Question Journal.Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/1/202430 minutes, 45 seconds
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Pt 3: Do You Have Secondary Trauma? The Manchester Arena Bombing with Katie Thistleton

In part 3, Katie Thistleton explains how her documentary on the Manchester Arena bombing made her realise how a traumatic event impacts more than those directly affected. Katie shares her experience of secondary PTSD as the pair discuss how to deal with trauma, why you must avoid violence on social media and the importance of looking after yourself before you help others. Listen to Katie’s documentary Manchester Arena Bomb: Stories of Hope and follow her @katiethistleton Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/27/202320 minutes, 34 seconds
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Pt 2: Lessons From The Therapy Room, Build Your Resilience with Katie Thistleton

In part 2, Katie Thistleton tells Dr Alex George why she’s training to be a counsellor alongside her presenting. Katie and Dr Alex discuss why teaching children about mental health can lead to fewer issues in the future, the difficulty of getting counsellors into schools and how Katie’s counsellor training has made her a better presenter!Plus, Katie and Alex share their stories of meeting the Royal Family and what left Katie clutching her pearls after meeting the Princess of Wales!Follow Katie @katiethistleton follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast and pick up Dr Alex’s latest book The Mind Manual Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/26/202323 minutes, 11 seconds
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Pt 1: Find Comfort on Christmas Day with Katie Thistleton

For our Christmas special, BBC Radio 1 presenter Katie Thistleton joins Dr Alex for this week’s episode. Katie and Alex what it’s like working in Radio and A&E over Christmas, coping with loss during the holiday season and why some people simply don’t like Christmas!Follow Katie @katiethistleton, follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast and get yourself a copy of Katie’s book Dear Katie: Real Problems, Real Advice Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/25/202322 minutes, 47 seconds
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Pt 3: Overcome your milestone anxiety with Lisa Snowdon

In part 3, Lisa Snowdon explains to Dr Alex George why getting older doesn’t mean your life is over as she explains why she wrote her book ‘Just Getting Started: Lessons in Life, Love and Menopause’.Lisa shares why you shouldn’t focus on looking young, the difference between pre and post-menopause and why you need to stop wasting your time worrying about failure. Follow Lisa @lisa_snowdon and get her new book.Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/20/202323 minutes, 9 seconds
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Pt 2: Is it ever too late to find love? With Lisa Snowdon

Lisa Snowdon reconnected with her fiancé after they initially dated over a decade ago, and in part 2 she reveals what it took for her to open herself up to love. Lisa and Dr Alex discuss how to manifest your perfect partner, the pressure we feel to settle down and whether or not it’s possible to find “The One”. Follow Lisa @lisa_snowdon and get her new book, Just Getting Started: Lessons in Life, Love and Menopause.Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/19/202318 minutes, 43 seconds
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Pt 1: Build MODEL level confidence with Lisa Snowdon

Author, model and presenter Lisa Snowdon joins Dr Alex George for this week's stomp.Lisa and Alex discuss what it means to be confident, Lisa’s advice on how to reframe your anxiety into excitement and why there’s pressure on women to hit milestones by certain ages. Follow Lisa @lisa_snowdon and get her new book, Just Getting Started: Lessons in Life, Love and Menopause.Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/18/202329 minutes, 38 seconds
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Pt 3: Why you need to stop being productive with Stefanie Sword-Williams

In part 3, Stefanie Sword-Williams and Dr Alex George discuss how to stop yourself burning out in work and life. Stef explains why she’s bad at resting and what she’s doing to improve, why she’s stepping away from ‘productivity’ and why she’s started a platform for people supporting loved ones who are struggling with their mental health. Follow @fbeinghumble and @stefaniesw Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/13/202323 minutes, 17 seconds
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Pt 2: How to get a pay rise with Stefanie Sword-Williams

Feel like you’re being overlooked at work? Stefanie Sword-Williams explains how to advocate for yourself to your boss.In part 2, Stef explains why women in particular struggle to speak up in the workplace, she offers useful advice on how to show your employer that you’re doing a great job and how to feel empowered to ask for what you want. Follow @fbeinghumble and @stefaniesw Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/12/202324 minutes, 41 seconds
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Pt 1: F*ck Being Humble with Stefanie Sword-Williams

Stefanie Sword-Williams, author of F*ck Being Humble, joins Dr Alex George on this week's episode.Stef explains why we often struggle to accept compliments, why it’s important to congratulate yourself and steps on how to be less humble (plus why it’ll help you in work and life!).Follow @fbeinghumble and @stefaniesw Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/11/202337 minutes, 11 seconds
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Pt 3: Changing your perspective can change your life | Grace Victory

In the final part, Grace shares her recovery process, the skills and tools she’s leant on and heaps of simple, practical take-away tips for prioritising your mental wellbeing. Grace discusses the myth of having it all, the importance of therapy as a space to not have it all together and what would be in Grace’s Victory juice!Follow Grace @gracefvictory Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/6/202320 minutes, 19 seconds
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Pt 2: What happened to Grace Victory while in a coma?

In part 2, Grace explains what life is like in a coma and how her life has changed through recovery and gratitude. Grace shares the terrifying story of how her heart stopped. With multiple organs failing, a 5% survival chance and a new baby boy she was yet to meet, Grace reveals what gave her the strength to pull through. Follow Grace @gracefvictory Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/5/202323 minutes, 26 seconds
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Pt 1: How I survived a 5% chance to live | Grace Victory

In December 2020, influencer Grace Victory was put into a coma after catching covid when she was 7 months pregnant.In this incredibly moving episode, Grace shares her experience of being in a coma and making a full recovery, despite there being a 95% chance that she wouldn’t survive.Follow Grace @gracefvictory Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/4/202323 minutes, 49 seconds
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Pt 1: Jay McGuiness on being in one of the world’s biggest boybands

The Wanted’s Jay McGuiness joins Dr Alex George this week to discuss his journey into show business and the early years of the band.In part 1, Jay discusses auditioning for the circus, the chaotic first years of The Wanted and why he was glad they broke up when they did. Follow Jay @birdspotting and pre-order his debut novel Blood Flowers out on February 1st, 2024.Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/27/202329 minutes, 6 seconds
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Pt 2: How fame made Jay McGuiness feel like an outsider

In part 2, Jay McGuiness explains how he’s written a fantasy novel based on his upbringing.Jay ponders his extensive and varied career in singing, theatre and writing; he explains why he felt like an outsider in his home town after his success and his family’s mixed reaction to his fame. Follow Jay @birdspotting and pre-order his debut novel Blood Flowers out on February 1st, 2024.Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/27/202333 minutes, 13 seconds
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Pt 3: Jay McGuiness on losing bandmate Tom Parker

In the final part, Jay McGuiness reflects on his favourite memories of his bandmate Tom Parker, who sadly died of a brain tumour in 2022. Jay explains how Tom has shared his mantra to live without regrets, how pain can strengthen the bonds between friends and there’s a deep chat about the afterlife. Follow Jay @birdspotting and pre-order his debut novel Blood Flowers out on February 1st, 2024.Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/27/202327 minutes, 40 seconds
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Pt 1: How Ellie Goldstein made history with her Vogue cover

Ellie Goldstein is the first model with Down’s Syndrome to appear in British Vogue, and this week (joined by mum, Yvonne) she joins Dr Alex to share how she’s beaten every barrier that’s been put in front of her. In part 1, Ellie shares what it felt like to be a British Ambassador for Barbie, the reaction to her Gucci Beauty campaign and we get a fun insight into her relationship with Yvonne.Follow @elliejg16_zebedeemodel and the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/20/202323 minutes, 12 seconds
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Pt 2: Ellie Goldstein on beating all the odds

In part 2, Ellie Goldstein’s mum reveals the shocking statements made by doctors after Ellie was born and how Ellie has defied all expectations.Ellie discusses why she wrote her book ‘Against All Odds’ and Yvonne tells Dr Alex how she coped with her world being turned upside down and her advice to parents with children with a disability.Follow @elliejg16_zebedeemodel and the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/20/202317 minutes, 29 seconds
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Pt 3: How did Ellie Goldstein get her first modelling job?

In part 3, Ellie Goldstein flexes her incredible memory as she tells Dr Alex George about her first ever modelling job.Yvonne shares her reaction to seeing Ellie on set for the first time and Ellie discusses how she handles rejection in a tough industry and what it feels like to be a role model. Follow @elliejg16_zebedeemodel and the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/20/202314 minutes, 12 seconds
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Pt 1: Life changing confidence hacks with Dr Zoe

Author, NHS GP and lifestyle medic, Dr Zoe joins Dr Alex in Crystal Palace park.Zoe shares how she uses exercise as medicine, some questionable facts about the Crystal Palace dinosaurs and her current struggles with back pain as the pair discuss how injuries affect us mentally.Follow @drzoewilliams and the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/13/202332 minutes, 5 seconds
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Pt 2: Dr Zoe on her ‘JFDI’ mindset

In part 2, Dr Zoe shares how she took a risk by pausing her medical training to become Amazon on Sky 1’s Gladiators.Zoe reveals how she fell into her TV career, what the gruelling audition process for Gladiators was like and the pair share their thoughts on the law of attraction. Plus, Dr Zoe exclusively reveals her family's plans to live abroad in search of a better quality of life with more time together, fresh food and sunshine! Pick up Dr Zoe’s Book You Grow Girl!: The Complete No Worries Guide to Growing Up and follow @drzoewilliams and the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/13/202327 minutes, 30 seconds
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Pt 3: Why does Dr Zoe want to move away from the UK?

In part 3, Dr Zoe tells Alex about her plans to live as a digital nomad and embrace more time with her family. Zoe and Alex discuss Zoe’s book You Grow Girl!: The Complete No Worries Guide to Growing Up, the importance of sharing personal accounts as well as reliable information and we finally get to the bottom of how old the Crystal Palace dinosaurs are. Follow @drzoewilliams and the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/13/202316 minutes, 3 seconds
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Pt 3: How is Sophie Butler sharing disabled joy?

In part 3, Sophie Butler tells Dr Alex George her ultimate life lessons after her accident left her paralysed.Sophie and Alex discuss why she’s moved away from educating her followers, the importance of humour even in the most difficult situations and their shared love of Taylor Swift. Follow @sophjbutler and the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/8/202316 minutes, 55 seconds
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Pt 2: Sophie Butler on the questions you should be asking about disability

In part 2, Sophie Butler shares her thoughts on the controversial disability awareness campaign #AskDontAssume. Sophie explains the misogyny disabled women experience, why it’s important to understand there is no universal experience and what are the right questions able-bodied people should be asking. Follow @sophjbutler and the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/7/202319 minutes, 22 seconds
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Pt 1: Sophie Butler in Greenwich Park

Disability, fashion and wellbeing influencer, Sophie Butler, joins Dr Alex George for a stomp around Greenwich Park. Sophie explains how nature can often be difficult to enjoy as a wheelchair user, how she looked after her mental health after her accident and how she avoids comparison on social media. Follow @sophjbutler and the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/6/202323 minutes, 16 seconds
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Pt 3: Where does Chris Boardman keep his Olympic medals?

Chris Boardman shares his surprising feelings after bringing home Team GB’s first Olympic gold medal in cycling in 72 years.Chris shares why his medals aren’t pride of place in his home, the importance of the Tour de France over the Olympics for cyclists and how a chippy was where his success really sunk in. Follow @chris_boardmanbikes, @activetravelengland and the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/1/202315 minutes, 36 seconds
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Pt 2: Chris Boardman on getting more people cycling

In part 2, Chris and Alex get psychological as they talk about human nature and our natural bias for choosing the easiest option. Chris shares his thoughts on the importance of language when trying to get people to be more active, constructive ways to get the dopamine hits we all crave and how to get more cyclists on our roads safely. Chris also talks through the elaborate stages of The Tour de France (which were surely thought up in a pub!), forming temporary race alliances and where cyclists wee on an 8-hour race!Follow @chris_boardmanbikes, @activetravelengland and the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast For children, you can pick up Dr Alex’s new handbook, ‘A Better Day: Your Positive Mental Health Handbook’ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/31/202327 minutes, 39 seconds
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Pt 1: Chris Boardman on the Regent’s Canal Towpath

Olympic gold medalist, National Travel commissioner and world cycling champion, Chris Boardman joins Alex for a wander along the canals of North London. Chris describes how he’s gone from gold medals to working towards safer cycling, why even as a world champion he feels unsafe riding his bike and why making helmets mandatory actually puts people off cycling. Follow @chris_boardmanbikes, @activetravelengland and the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/30/202324 minutes, 14 seconds
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Pt 3: How did Katie Piper rebuild her confidence?

In the final part of the stomp, Katie Piper tells Dr Alex about filming her documentary ‘Jailhouse Mums’ and the heartbreaking scenes that shaped her opinion on prison reform and drug addiction. Katie shares what she’s learnt about how one wrong decision can change the course of a life, the confidence she’s gained from weightlifting and her work with The Katie Piper Foundation which earned her an OBE.Grab a copy of Katie’s book ‘A Little Bit of Hope’For children, you can pick up Katie’s  ‘All You Need’ and Dr Alex’s ‘A Better Day: Your Positive Mental Health Handbook’TW: This episode discusses drug useLINKS: Frank: Confidential advice and information about drugs, their effects and the law.Narcotics Anonymous: Support for anyone who wants to stop using drugs.Mind: List of organisations who offer support for recreational drug and alcohol addiction, including organisations who can help if you are supporting someone else. Mind: List of organisations who offer support for recreational drug and alcohol addiction, including organisations who can help if you are supporting someone else. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/25/202325 minutes, 9 seconds
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Pt 2: Katie Piper on owning your skin journey

In part 2, Katie Piper and Dr Alex share the impact their skin had on their self-esteem. The pair discuss finding a skincare routine that’s as unique as you are, the time they’ve wasted on perfectionism and the pitfall of getting your self-worth from your appearance. Katie also opens up about how massaging her face helped her reconnect to her identity, the psychology of getting dressed up for yourself and the clumsy comments people have made about her appearance. Check out The Katie Piper Foundation and Katie’s work for a brighter future for all survivors of burns and scars. Follow @katiepiper_ and The Stompcast @thestompcast.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/24/202326 minutes, 29 seconds
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Pt 1: Katie Piper in the English Countryside

Broadcaster, author, businesswoman and philanthropist, Katie Piper joins Dr Alex for a hearty stomp in the countryside this week. Katie discusses how she implements social media boundaries, how crucial it is to be kind about your past self and how a walk can clear out the cobwebs at this time of year.Plus, Katie and Alex discuss what it means to them to be Skin Heroes for La Roche-Posay, how they’ve worked towards self-acceptance and why they’re grateful for their skin. Follow @katiepiper_ and The Stompcast @thestompcast and pick up Dr Alex’s latest book The Mind Manual Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/23/202329 minutes, 53 seconds
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Pt 3: How is Giovanna Fletcher making space for taboo parental problems?

In the final part of this stomp, Giovanna Fletcher shares how her podcast ‘Happy Mum, Happy Baby’ has made waves in the parenting community.Giovanna shares how the Princess of Wales’s words to her still resonate, why people are reluctant to talk about baby loss and Dr Alex shares a fascinating fact about why we’re all born water babies.Follow @mrsgifletcher and the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast And don’t forget to check your breasts, pecks or chest. For more information check out CoppaFeel! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/18/202326 minutes, 50 seconds
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Pt 2: Giovanna Fletcher on the power of saying no

In part 2, Giovanna and Dr Alex discuss how a big stomp in nature can make your problems feel smaller and the impact of trekking on Gi’s life. Giovanna opens up about how her husband Tom pushed her into writing, why she’s started saying no to certain opportunities and how that has opened doors to more exciting things.Plus, she also explains the differences she found between writing fiction and non-fiction. Follow @mrsgifletcher and the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast And don’t forget to check your breasts, pecks or chest. For more information check out CoppaFeel! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/17/202323 minutes, 43 seconds
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Pt 1: Giovanna Fletcher in Hertfordshire

Podcaster, actress, mum and author, Giovanna Fletcher, joins Dr Alex fresh from a trek with CoppaFeel in Mont Blanc for this week’s stomp. Gi shares some of the common myths about breast cancer, the importance of getting to know your body and her top tips for long hikes.Follow @mrsgifletcher and the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast Pick up a copy of Gi’s latest book Walking on Sunshine  and Dr Alex’s The Mind ManualAnd don’t forget to check your breasts, pecks or chest. For more information check out CoppaFeel! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/16/202325 minutes, 14 seconds
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Pt 3: What is Peter Hickman’s greatest fear?

In the final part of this stomp on the Isle of Man, Peter Hickman opens up about his biggest fears and what goes into being a successful sportsman in the modern day.Peter reveals how he overcame a mountain of debt to follow his dream of being a professional motorcycle racer, why he believes you have to be more than a sports person to be considered successful and there’s facts about fear and also the exercise that was invented in the Isle of Man.Follow Peter @hickyracer60 and the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast Check out www.visitisleofman.com and experience the Island yourself! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/202323 minutes, 55 seconds
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Pt 2: Peter Hickman on the mental preparation for a TT race

In part 2, Peter Hickman and Dr Alex George discuss what preparing for a TT race looks like and the surprising physical work that goes into it. Peter shares the words of advice he gave to a rider after witnessing them crash just the day before, the significance of the TT race to the Isle of Man and what goes through his head while hitting record breaking speeds. Find out more about the Groudle Glen for a stunning Isle of Man stomp. Follow Peter @hickyracer60 and the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast Check out www.visitisleofman.com and experience the Island yourself! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/202335 minutes, 50 seconds
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Pt 1: Peter Hickman in the Isle of Man

The fastest road racer in the world, 13-time TT winner and professional motorcycle racer Peter Hickman joins Dr Alex in the Isle of Man for this week’s stomp.Peter and Alex share the history of TT racing and the extraordinary speeds that go with it, Peter explains why despite the dangers he still loves to race and the mindset required for racing at 160 miles an hour.Follow Peter @hickyracer60 and the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast Check out www.visitisleofman.com and experience the Island yourself! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/9/202329 minutes, 35 seconds
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Pt 3: How do Steph & Laura combat their imposter syndrome?

Laura and Steph discuss the important lessons they weren’t taught at school, how to combat comparison and their new book You Take Care. Plus, the health fact of the week leads to a revealing discussion about men’s height on dating apps and why models are always so tall. Pick up Dr Alex’s latest book The Mind Manual and You Take Care Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/4/202324 minutes, 44 seconds
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Pt 2: Steph Claire Smith & Laura Henshaw on the reality of working with your best friend

In part 2, Laura and Steph share how naivety helped them jump into building a business. The pair tell Alex about their time in the modelling industry, how they connected through struggles with their body images and the merits of working with someone you’ve been best friends with for 10 years. Follow Laura @laura.henshaw , Steph @stephclairesmith and The Stompcast @thestompcast and pick up Dr Alex’s latest book The Mind Manual Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/3/202321 minutes, 22 seconds
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Pt 1: Steph Claire Smith & Laura Henshaw in Regents Park

Authors, entrepreneurs and best friends Laura Henshaw & Steph Claire Smith join Dr Alex for a stomp around Regents Park in central London. The pair discuss how they started their business with an ebook in 2015 and the unexpected growth and community they have created with Kic. Laura opens up about being type A and goal-driven when it comes to dieting and the eternal trap this created for her, whilst Steph shares the binging cycle that saw her become less energised and social. Follow Laura @laura.henshaw , Steph @stephclairesmith and @kic.app as well as, The Stompcast @thestompcast TW: This episode discusses disordered eatingLINKS:Beat: Eating disorder helplinesMind: Eating problems Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/2/202327 minutes, 31 seconds
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Pt 3: How did Birding help Mya-Rose Craig cope with her mum’s bipolar?

In the final part of this week’s stomp, Mya-Rose discusses her favourite birds and her record breaking bird-count. Mya-Rose explains the power of connecting with an unusual hobby, the pair discuss their experiences of neurodiversity and Mya-Rose shares how birding helped her family's mental health.Follow Mya-Rose @birdgirluk and order Birdgirl, We Have a Dream or Flight and Dr Alex’s latest book The Mind Manual Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/27/202320 minutes, 42 seconds
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Pt 2: Mya-Rose Craig on Climate change campaigning from just 12 years old

As Dr Alex continues his stomp with Mya-Rose, she shares how she created a whole birding community online with her blog Birdgirl when she was just 11 years old. They also discuss how she became a climate change activist working with National Geographic, her time in the Arctic with Greenpeace and the image of her on the ice that went viral attracting attention to the shrinking ice. Mya-Rose also explains the work of her charity Black2Nature, their mission to connect Visible Minority Ethnic (VME) people with nature and the importance of access to nature. Follow Mya-Rose  @birdgirluk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/26/202328 minutes, 3 seconds
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Pt 1: Mya-Rose Craig, aka Birdgirl, in Chew Valley

Activist, author and birdwatcher Mya-Rose West is joining Dr Alex George for a stomp at Chew Valley Lake in Bristol. Mya-Rose shows Alex the ropes of birdwatching and discusses the positive effect it has had on her family and her own mental health and the pair reflect on the incredible therapeutic effects of nature. Follow Mya-Rose @birdgirluk and @thestompcast, pick up Dr Alex’s latest book The Mind Manual and order Birdgirl Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/25/202328 minutes, 51 seconds
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Pt 3: Why do the 3 Dads Walking want suicide prevention to be taught in schools?

In the final part of this stomp with Dr Alex George and 3 Dads Walking, they discuss some shocking statistics and the urgency to support young people with their mental health.They explain what suicide prevention is, why they’re lobbying the government to have it compulsory on the school curriculum and what the Prime Minister said to them when they were invited to Number 10. They also share tips on how to approach someone who is struggling and how you can help the 3 Dads in their mission. Follow @3dadswalking, sign their petition and donate to their efforts at www.3dadswalking.ukLINKS:PapyrusHub of Hope Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/20/202324 minutes, 13 seconds
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Pt 2: How 3 Dads Walking raised £1 million for charity

In part 2, the 3 Dads Walking share how they only met twice before setting off on the 300-mile walk which captured the attention of the nation. Tim reveals the note his daughter left for him, Mike shares the desperation of wanting to know why his daughter had taken her own life and Andy shares the game-changing moments which led to raising over £1 million. They also share their standout memories from the walk, including the moving stories from bereaved parents and the A-List celebrity who donated to their campaign. TW: This episode discusses suicideFollow @3dadswalking, sign their petition and donate to their efforts at www.3dadswalking.ukLINKS:PapyrusHub of Hope Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/19/202329 minutes, 28 seconds
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Pt 1: 3 Dads Walking in the Peak District

Mike, Andy and Tim are three fathers who tragically lost their daughters to suicide. In their memory, they formed ‘3 Dads Walking’ to raise money and awareness for the biggest killer of under 35s in the UK.Joining Dr Alex George at Mam Tor in the Peak District, they each share the stories of their girls, their monumental losses and the early foundations of their combined fundraising efforts. Also, in a poignant moment, the recording is interrupted by a member of the public who felt compelled to share his own story of being touched by suicide. TW: This episode discusses suicideFollow @3dadswalking, sign their petition and donate to their efforts at www.3dadswalking.ukLINKS:PapyrusHub of Hope Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/18/202340 minutes, 36 seconds
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Pt 3: How did Dr Alex's best friend help him through grief?

In the final part of this stomp in New York, Alex and Adam share the highs and lows of over a decade of friendship and how they’ve both changed over the years. The pair reflect on how they’ve supported each other through the loss of family members, how Alex’s grief impacted his health and while friendships aren’t always easy during hard times, they’re sometimes the relationships that matter most. Plus, Adam discusses how he’s seen Alex change since he came into the public eye and the surprise of seeing him on TV for the first time. Follow @thestompcast and pick up Dr Alex’s latest book The Mind Manual Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/13/202335 minutes, 29 seconds
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Pt 2: The challenges of being a new parent

In part 2 of this special episode in New York, Alex quizzes Adam on what fatherhood is really like and the benefits of having your best friend be a doctor when your wife is giving birth.Adam explains how research can still leave you feeling unprepared, what new parents need to know when they get home from the hospital and why breastfeeding can be isolating.Plus, Adam shares a surprising fact about honey and babies!Follow @thestompcast and pick up Dr Alex’s latest book The Mind Manual Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/12/202331 minutes, 10 seconds
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Pt 1: Remembering 9/11 in New York

In the first international edition of Stompcast, Dr Alex George is joined by his best friend, Adam, in New York. On the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Alex and Adam reflect on how the world changed overnight, their memories of being young boys on that fateful day and the importance of documenting history so future generations can learn from the past.Follow @thestompcast and pick up Dr Alex’s latest book The Mind Manual Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/11/202326 minutes, 27 seconds
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Pt 3: How does activist Ben West look after his own mental health?

In the final part of this stomp, Ben West shares how he looks after his own mental health while revisiting the saddest moments in his and other people’s lives. Ben and Dr Alex discuss the impact of hearing stories of suicide, why activism is a 24/7 job and why it’s important to have an identity outside of your work. Head over to the Samaritans if you or someone you love needs immediate help. Call 116 123.Follow Ben @iambenwestFollow @thestompcast and pick up Dr Alex’s latest book The Mind Manual Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/6/202323 minutes, 47 seconds
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Pt 2: How Ben West turned the worst moment of his life into a positive

In part 2, Ben West shares how the tragic loss of his brother compelled him to turn to activism. Ben explains why anger was the initial driving force to make change, how mental health is neglected in schools and why talking vulnerably makes him feel safer. Follow Ben @iambenwestHead over to the Samaritans if you or someone you love needs immediate help. Call 116 123. Follow @thestompcast and pick up Dr Alex’s latest book The Mind Manual Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/5/202320 minutes, 2 seconds
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Pt 1: Ben West in Richmond Park

Activist and best-selling author Ben West is joining Dr Alex George for a stomp among the deer in Richmond Park. After losing his 15-year-old brother Sam to suicide, Ben explains the struggle of recounting their final interactions, how he previously misunderstood depression and why it’s so important to remember the sun will always set on a bad day. Follow Ben @iambenwestHead over to the Samaritans if you or someone you love needs immediate help. Call 116 123.Follow @thestompcast and pick up Dr Alex’s latest book The Mind Manual Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/4/202333 minutes, 36 seconds
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Pt 3: How did Hilary Whitehall save a woman from the river?

In part 3, Hilary Whitehall shares her life lessons from her incredible achievements with Dr Alex George.Hilary and Alex discuss the myth that you can have it all, the struggles parents face raising their children while having to work and the benefits of supporting your kids to follow their passions. Plus, the pair discuss how you’re impacted by your birth order, the mental health benefits of having a dog and a boat flying past triggers a heroic story from Hilary.Follow Hilary @hilarywhitehall and listen to her podcast The Wittering Whitehalls. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/30/202322 minutes, 33 seconds
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Pt 2: Hilary Whitehall on the reality of her hilarious family

In part 2, Hilary Whitehall takes us through her remarkable life while being a shining example of a “late bloomer”. Hilary shares the many lives she's led through work and motherhood, how her son (comedian Jack Whitehall) found huge success very quickly and why she identifies as an enabler. Plus, she shares the reality of a 40-year marriage and offers advice on how to make it work. Follow Hilary @hilarywhitehall and listen to her podcast The Wittering Whitehalls.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/29/202326 minutes, 46 seconds
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Pt 1: Hilary Whitehall in Putney

Actor and podcaster Hilary Whitehall is taking Dr Alex George on a stomp up the River Thames this week.  Hilary reveals how deep comedy runs in the Whitehall family, the importance of movement especially as you get older and she delves into the British ‘laugh or you’ll cry’ culture. Plus, Hilary shares her experience of nastiness online, why she fights the urge to respond to trolls and the permanence of social media. Follow Hilary @hilarywhitehall and listen to her podcast The Wittering Whitehalls. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/28/202326 minutes, 17 seconds
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Pt 3: What did Anna Mathur do to make herself a happier mother?

In the final part of this week’s stomp, Anna and Alex share how you can help your parent friends. Anna explains why parents need to address their own needs in order to look after their kids, how to avoid passing on anxiety to your children and she offers practical tips for finding moments of self-care in busy schedules.Follow Anna @annamathur and order her new book Raising a Happier Mother.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/22/202325 minutes, 45 seconds
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Pt 2: Psychotherapist Anna Mathur’s top tips for intrusive thoughts

In part 2, Anna Mathur shares the movement she started which encourages parents to be open to receiving kindness, just by adding a ribbon to their bag. Anna and Alex discuss the importance of being grateful for the small things, how people are more lonely than ever and how intrusive thoughts stopped Anna from driving for a decade. Plus, if you have intrusive thoughts, Anna shares useful tips on how you can bat them away. Follow Anna @annamathur and order her new book Raising a Happier Mother. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/21/202319 minutes, 32 seconds
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Pt 1: Anna Mathur in Surrey

Psychotherapist and bestselling author Anna Mathur is stomping with Dr Alex George in Surrey this week.Anna explains how she’s making counselling less clinical, why it’s beneficial to have therapy outside the doctor’s office and why even your therapist needs therapy. Plus, Anna and Alex share advice on how to avoid burnout and why you should say no to more things. Follow Anna @annamathur and order her new book Raising a Happier Mother. Get Dr Alex’s book The Mind Manual Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/20/202326 minutes, 53 seconds
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Pt 3: What did BOSH! not expect to happen when going vegan?

In part 3, the BOSH! chefs reveal the surprising things that happened when they went vegan.Ian and Henry explain what they’d do differently if going vegan today, the physical and environmental impact of changing your diet, plus they offer advice if you’re wanting to add more plant-based dishes into your routine.Follow @bosh.tv and buy their brand new cookbook BOSH! Meat. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/15/202322 minutes, 4 seconds
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Pt 2: BOSH! on why cooking is good for your mental health

In part 2, Henry, Ian and Dr Alex discuss why cooking doesn’t have to be a chore and how it can actually be a positive influence on your wellbeing. Henry and Ian explain how they went from no formal cooking experience to selling over a million cookbooks, what goes into making their mouth-watering videos and the inspiration behind their new vegan cookbook that’s all about meat. Follow @bosh.tv and buy their brand new cookbook BOSH! Meat. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/14/202325 minutes, 20 seconds
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Pt 1: BOSH! in Ravenscourt Park

Plant-based internet chefs Henry Firth and Ian Theasby (aka BOSH!) are joining Dr Alex George on a walk in a West London hidden gem.Henry Firth and Ian Theasby share how they went from steak lovers to vegans, the stigma around veganism and how they’re battling the judgy stereotype of the plant-based world. Plus, they explain how we can be more sustainable with our food choices and reveal the real meaning behind their name ‘BOSH!’...Follow @bosh.tv and buy their brand new cookbook BOSH! Meat. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/13/202321 minutes, 2 seconds
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Pt 3: How does Adam Pearson inspire people in unconventional ways?

In the final part of this stomp, Adam shares his blunt and simple mantra, why he thinks motivational speaking can be misguided and Alex shares his health fact of the week about video games and decision-making.Plus Alex shares an exclusive sneak peek into his new solo stomps series for Behind The Stomp subscribers: ‘Dr Alex’s Diaries’. Follow Adam @adam_pearson_tv Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/8/202330 minutes
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Pt 2: Adam Pearson on the misconceptions of disability

In the second part of this stomp, Adam Pearson opens up about his experience living with Type 1 neurofibromatosis – a condition he shares with his twin brother but has manifested in completely different ways.He discusses the frustratingly simple changes that could increase access for people with disabilities, the confusion around disability and inability, and the competitive nature of being a twin.Follow Adam @adam_pearson_tv  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/7/202324 minutes, 6 seconds
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Pt 1: Adam Pearson in Croydon

Disability activist, presenter and actor Adam Pearson is taking Dr Alex George for a stomp around his local park for this week’s episode.Adam shares his incredible journey which led him to star in a film alongside Scarlett Johannson, why he has a problem with the word “bullying” and why it’s easier to live with regrets than “what ifs”.Follow Adam @adam_pearson_tv Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/6/202329 minutes, 59 seconds
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Pt 3: What support would Stacey Heale have wanted when her husband died?

In the final part of this Stomp, Stacey explains why you shouldn’t worry about intruding when someone is experiencing a loss and how she felt about the people who didn’t show up. Stacey and Alex ponder the power of voice notes, the importance of knowing that ‘this too shall pass’ and Alex shares the health fact of the week which shows the impact of bottling in your feelings. Follow Stacey  @stacey_healeLINKS:Child Bereavements The Compassionate FriendsThe Good Grief Trust    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/1/202317 minutes, 20 seconds
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Pt 2: Stacey Heale on how to live bravely in the face of loss

In part 2, Stacey shares her instinct to start writing when Greg was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer, plus her determination to persevere and enjoy life. Stacey also reveals the post-traumatic growth she experienced after loss, how she navigates her new awareness that you don’t know how long you have, and how it has brought her back to her longstanding dream of being a writer.  Follow Stacey  @stacey_heale LINKS:Child Bereavements The Compassionate FriendsThe Good Grief Trust   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/31/202330 minutes, 30 seconds
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Pt 1: Stacey Heale in Southampton Common

Writer, speaker and campaigner Stacey Heale is taking Dr Alex on a hefty stomp around Southampton’s enormous Common. Stacey’s husband, Delays singer Greg Gilbert, sadly passed away from bowel cancer in 2021, so Alex asks Stacey to tell us about the incredible man that she knew – including his random quiz knowledge, musical skills and the unlikely story of how they met.  Stacey and Dr Alex discuss the complexities of grief especially for children. She shares how the outdoors helped her overcome a breakdown in her early 20s and Alex reveals the poignancy of stomping in Southampton. Follow Stacey  @stacey_heale LINKS:Child Bereavements The Compassionate FriendsThe Good Grief Trust Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/31/202331 minutes, 41 seconds
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1 year of Stompcast

After over 150 miles of walking and talking, the podcast dedicated to getting you out on a walk for your mental health is celebrating its one year anniversary! Join Dr Alex George as we look back on some of the incredible guests who’ve stomped with us over the past 12 months – including the conversation with Toddla T which pushed Alex to get his ADHD diagnosis, savings advice from Money Mum Gemma Bird which still rings true and a never before heard moment from the hike with SAS: Who Dares Wins’s Billy Billingham.  Follow the podcast on Instagram @thestompcast 
7/24/202343 minutes, 36 seconds
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Pt 3: Did mushrooms or CBD improve Harriet Dyer’s wellbeing?

In part 3, Harriet Dyer explains why she’s experimenting with different self improvement fads for her podcast ‘Make Me Better’ – and if any of them have worked! From mushrooms and CBD, to gratitude and getting out in nature, Harriet reflects on the weirdest and most mundane things she’s tried on the mission to see if wellbeing products and remedies actually work.  Plus, Dr Alex shares a health fact which explains why the phrase “laughter is the best medicine” has science behind it.  Follow @harrietdyercomedy LINKS: Listen to Make Me Better
7/19/202317 minutes, 39 seconds
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Pt 2: Harriet Dyer on the myths of bipolar disorder

In part 2, Harriet Dyer opens up about how she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and the common misconceptions people have about it.  Dr Alex discusses the huge stigma surrounding bipolar disorder, Harriet shares some of the shocking assumptions people have made about her and she reveals her struggle to draw the line between making a joke and being serious.  Plus, Harriet shares why her ‘nanna’ lifestyle has led her to be the happiest she’s ever been.  Follow @harrietdyercomedy LINKS: NHS info on Bipolar disorder
7/18/202322 minutes, 43 seconds
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Pt 1: Harriet Dyer in Glossop

Comedian, author and podcaster Harriet Dyer is taking Dr Alex George on a northern stomp at Bottoms Reservoir in Glossop.  Harriet shares the surprisingly funny tale of how she died twice, why she turned to drink and drugs during her early comedy career and why she decided to be so open about her mental health on stage.  Follow @harrietdyercomedy
7/17/202327 minutes, 58 seconds
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Pt 3: How did Sonny Jay handle loss live on air?

In this touching and final part of the stomp, Sonny opens up about the sudden loss of his friend and Capital producer, Joe Lyons.  Sonny describes the heartbreaking moment he found out Joe had died by suicide while presenting the breakfast show, Dr Alex stresses why suicide prevention is so important and the pair discuss what can be learnt in the face of tragedy.  TW: This episode discusses suicide Follow @sonnyjay LINKS: Samaritans - Call 116 123 joesbuddyline.org
7/11/202322 minutes, 59 seconds
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Pt 2: How Sonny Jay transformed his relationship with food

In part 2, Sonny reveals the huge changes he made to his lifestyle which has led him to a healthier, happier life. Sonny and Alex discuss how to approach physical change in a healthy way, the lasting impact of being forced to finish dinner as a child and why walking their dogs is the perfect exercise to bookend their days. Follow @sonnyjay LINKS: www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk
7/10/202320 minutes, 15 seconds
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Pt 1: Sonny Jay in Victoria Park

Capital FM presenter Sonny Jay is joining Dr Alex George on a walk around Victoria Park. Sonny reveals the reality behind working on one of the UK’s biggest breakfast shows, what it was like hosting in the thick of lockdown and how radio connected and comforted millions during the Covid pandemic.  Follow @sonnyjay LINKS: Buy Dr Alex’s new book The Mind Manual
7/9/202324 minutes, 35 seconds
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Pt 1: Harry Trevaldwyn in Brockwell Park

Actor, writer and all-round funny-fella Harry Trevaldwyn is joining Dr Alex George on a walk around Brockwell Park for this week’s Stomp. Harry and Alex discuss the role of social media in discovering talent, how Judd Apatow found a role for Harry on ‘The Bubble’, and the pair share their superstitious behaviours.   (Make sure to listen out for Rolo’s input and distraction on this stomp) Follow Harry @harrytrevaldwyn
7/3/202324 minutes, 8 seconds
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Pt 2: How Harry Trevaldwyn fights nerves for Hollywood auditions

In part 2, Harry Trevaldwyn shares how he battles imposter syndrome when working on big Hollywood sets.  Harry and Alex explain how the “fake it till you make it” mentality can work wonders, Harry explains why he takes a walk after scary meetings and shares what really happens in a green room full of A-list celebs.  Plus, Alex leads us through a breathing exercise which can calm your adrenaline and anxieties – make sure you follow along! Follow Harry @harrytrevaldwyn
7/3/202319 minutes, 24 seconds
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Pt 3: What taught Harry Trevaldwyn to not take his health for granted?

Harry Trevaldwyn opens up to Dr Alex about the emotional and physical effect of recovering from a nasty accident he was in. Harry praises the hilarious nurse that kept his spirits up, he talks about his fear of losing work and Alex’s Health Fact of the Week starts a conversation about how to trick your brain into thinking nervousness is excitement.  Follow Harry @harrytrevaldwyn
7/3/202319 minutes, 42 seconds
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Pt 1: Kate Thornton in Clapham Common

Presenter, podcaster and journalist Kate Thornton is joining Dr Alex George on a walk around Clapham Common for Stompcast this week.   Kicking off part 1, Kate gets nostalgic about her time as a writer at Smash Hits, she explains how she ended up meeting the entire cast of Friends, and how she has navigated the evolution of technology within her career (remember pagers, anyone?!) Follow Kate @thekatethornton
6/26/202321 minutes, 59 seconds
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Pt 2: Kate Thornton on her Princess Diana connection

In part 2, Kate shares the incredible story behind her contribution to one of the most tragic moments in UK history, despite only having 7 hours of TV presenting under her belt.  Kate also reveals the butterfly effect that led to her hosting Top of the Pops, the rise and fall of her time on X Factor, and why the fear of ‘the worst’ can cause more anxiety than ‘the worst’ actually happening.  Follow Kate @thekatethornton
6/26/202324 minutes, 2 seconds
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Pt 3: What gave Kate Thornton the courage to speak out against injustice?

As the stomp comes to a close, Kate Thornton shares how overcoming the harsh realities of life has taught her how capable she really is. Kate and Alex ponder how much failure teaches us, Kate explains what drove her to speak out against injustices at work, and Alex shares a warm weather-related health fact of the week.  Follow Kate @thekatethornton
6/26/202320 minutes, 45 seconds
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Pt 1: Michelle Heaton in Watford

Liberty X’s Michelle Heaton joins Dr Alex on this week's stomp in an exceptionally moving conversation. The singer, actor and presenter opens up about her addiction and alcoholism: she reveals the devastating effect alcohol had on her body, how it impacted her family and the turning point for her to seek rehab.  She takes Alex to a bench of great significance in her journey, he shares why letting go is integral to anyone’s recovery journey, and how to relinquish control.  TW: This episode discusses alcoholism and suicidal thoughts.  Follow Michelle @wonderwomanshel and pick up her book Hot Flush and visit www.aa.org for further support. 
6/19/202325 minutes, 48 seconds
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Pt 2: Michelle Heaton on how she battles with addiction

In part 2, Michelle Heaton explains why she has been so public about her addiction and recovery and Dr Alex and Michelle discuss when it’s appropriate to refer to yourself as ‘sober’.  Michelle explains what Alcoholics Anonymous is actually like, the AA principle that recovery takes less energy than the pursuit of addiction, as well as an important message to the families and loved ones of addicts.  Follow Michelle @wonderwomanshel and pick up her book Hot Flush and visit www.aa.org for further support. 
6/19/202324 minutes, 1 second
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Pt 3: Why Michelle Heaton wants menopause education for all genders

At only 35, Michelle Heaton entered menopause and to wrap up this stomp, Michelle and Dr Alex discuss why identifying the early symptoms of menopause can have a huge impact.  Michelle explains how she ended up going into early menopause, why it’s integral to educate all genders on the subject and the positives of seeking a male perspective from her husband.  Follow Michelle @wonderwomanshel and pick up her book Hot Flush and visit www.aa.org for further support. 
6/19/202319 minutes, 47 seconds
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Pt 1: Anna Richardson on Hampstead Heath

TV presenter and author Anna Richardson is taking Dr Alex on a stomp on Hampstead Heath this week. Anna and Alex discuss the reception of their show Naked Education, the changing landscape of public opinion and how to agree to disagree.  Anna also shares her shocking experience with online trolls and Dr Alex offers some advice on how to handle angry feedback.  Follow @annarichardso and listen to Anna’s brand-new podcast here
6/12/202319 minutes, 37 seconds
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Pt 2: Anna Richardson on the power of hypnotherapy

In part 2, Anna Richardson shares the pivotal moment she was given the opportunity to move from producing to presenting, and how it transformed her life and career.  Anna explains how she discovered hypnotherapy through ‘Supersize vs Superskinny’, what led her to train in it herself and details exactly how it works to unlock your subconscious mind.   Follow @annarichardso and listen to Anna’s brand-new podcast here LINKS: BMI and life expectancy fact check:  Survival tip: Start at normal weight and slowly add pounds Why being 'overweight' means you live longer: The way scientists twist the facts
6/12/202319 minutes, 31 seconds
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Pt 3: What is Anna Richardson's view on labels?

In the final part of this stomp, Anna Richardson and Dr Alex George discuss labels and how they can be seen to both help and hinder people.  Anna explains how she has learnt to self-identify, shed expectations and prevent herself from being pigeonholed as well as how she’s found the courage to embrace change. Plus, Dr Alex shares a secret talent and the health fact of the week with a sad statistic about body image. Follow @annarichardso and listen to Anna’s brand-new podcast here
6/12/202320 minutes, 38 seconds
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Pt 1: Jaqueline Wilson in East Sussex

Children's author of over 100 books and creator of beloved characters, Dame Jacqueline Wilson is taking Dr Alex on a ramble in East Sussex.  Fresh from winning a British Book award himself the previous night, Dr Alex is keen to discuss Jacky’s journey as an author, her childhood and the power of books.   The pair discuss the teachers who believed in them, how fiction is a powerful tool for learning empathy and the importance of portraying realistic characters and their struggles.  Plus, Jacky opens up about how she fought through negativity to pursue her childhood dream to become a writer. Follow @jacquelinewilsonfanclub and pick up a copy of her latest book  The Magic Faraway Tree: A New Adventure
6/5/202324 minutes, 51 seconds
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Pt 2: Why even Jacqueline Wilson has imposter syndrome

In part 2, Jacqueline Wilson reveals how her career started, how long it took her to call herself a writer and that she still has lingering imposter syndrome.  Jacky tells Dr Alex about her writing process, her own personal connection to each character, and how she learnt to be in the moment after the monumental success of Tracy Beaker.  They also discuss their mutual love of Enid Blyton’s The Faraway Tree Collection as well as how to persevere and stick at the thing you love.  Follow @jacquelinewilsonfanclub and pick up a copy of her latest book  The Magic Faraway Tree: A New Adventure
6/5/202325 minutes, 59 seconds
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Pt 3: What mindset led Jacqueline Wilson’s global acclaim?

After leaving school at 16 and moving to Scotland to become a journalist Jacqueline Wilson has gone on to sell over 40 million books in the UK alone - so what pearls of wisdom can she offer us?  Jacky tells us how important it is to be bold and brave, how re-reading an old favourite book can help our mental health and the importance of reading stories that are in tune with your life.  Plus, Dr Alex asks about the secret behind Jacky’s iconic jewellery. Follow @jacquelinewilsonfanclub and pick up a copy of her latest book  The Magic Faraway Tree: A New Adventure
6/5/202318 minutes, 13 seconds
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Pt 1: My medication journey with my GP

Dr Alex George is joined by his own GP, Dr Naomi Hill, to candidly share his experience of antidepressants and making the decision to no longer take them in this very special episode.  In part 1, Alex shares the story that spurred him to speak to his doctor, the frustrating stigma that stops people from seeking support and how to overcome the ‘not being bad enough’ mentality.  Plus, Naomi helpfully explains the process of a patient coming to their GP, the details that go into deciding next steps and if they should have medication.  LINKS: Follow Dr Naomi’s surgery @grafton_square_surgery  More information on antidepressants with the NHS  Head over to the Samaritans if you or someone you love needs immediate help.
5/29/202329 minutes, 53 seconds
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Pt 2: A GP’s advice on antidepressants

In part 2, Dr Alex and Dr Naomi Hill explain how antidepressants actually work, using plenty of analogies!  Alex explains the role of medication and his experience of Sertraline, before Naomi dives into what you might expect when you start using medication and offers insight on when things may start to feel better.  LINKS: Follow Dr Naomi’s surgery @grafton_square_surgery  Further information on Sertraline More information on antidepressants with the NHS  Head over to the Samaritans if you or someone you love needs immediate help.
5/29/202320 minutes, 29 seconds
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Pt 3: What is a GP’s advice on finding the right medication?

In the final part of this stomp with Dr Alex’s GP, Dr Naomi Hill, they discuss the process of coming off antidepressants. Alex reflects on his decision and why he chose to stop taking medication, Naomi offers her advice on how to find the right support for you, and the health fact of the week sheds light on how many of us experience mental health issues but don’t ask for help.  LINKS: Follow Dr Naomi’s surgery @grafton_square_surgery  Silvercloud - Online self-referral CBT More information on antidepressants with the NHS  Head over to the Samaritans if you or someone you love needs immediate help.
5/29/202320 minutes, 28 seconds
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Pt 1: Dianne Buswell in Sussex

Strictly dancer, influencer and author, Dianne Buswell is taking Dr Alex on a wild ramble in Sussex. In this part Dianne shares why she had to take a break from dancing and how it negatively affected her mental health, as well as how she discovered new kinds of movement.  Dianne and Dr Alex then discuss how to find your passion and the huge change in Dianne’s career.  Follow @diannebuswell and pick up a copy of her new book here. 
5/22/202325 minutes, 26 seconds
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Pt 2: Dianne Buswell on the power of music and movement

In part 2, Dianne Buswell talks about teaching movement during lockdown and how it prompted her to write her book ‘Move Yourself Happy: 21 Days to Make Joyful Movement a Habit’,  to help people explore different styles of movement.  Dianne also attempts to teach Dr Alex the quickstep… (much to Rolo’s dismay!) before discussing the importance of learning to laugh at yourself.  Side note… no Rolo’s were harmed in the making of this episode! Follow @diannebuswell and pick up a copy of her new book here. 
5/22/202316 minutes, 52 seconds
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Pt 3: What are Dianne Buswell’s top tips for facing change?

In the final part of this stomp with Dianne Buswell, she shares how she’s embraced change; from leaving home at 18 to moving across the world to follow her dream career.   Dianne explains how she deals with nerves, how she created a home in the UK while her family were in Australia, and how we can all find confidence through dancing. And of course, there’s the health fact of the week about how dancing improves brain health ! Follow @diannebuswell and pick up a copy of her new book here. 
5/22/202319 minutes, 17 seconds
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How business woman Grace Beverley became a force against fast-fashion, procrastination and misogyny

Entrepreneur, author and Forbes 30 under 30 recipient Grace Beverley  is with Dr Alex this week.  They’re on a very productive stomp but please note, Grace and Dr Alex battled with stormy weather on this one! In this episode, Grace discusses the frustrating expectations that women shouldn’t talk about their work; the shocking statistics showing how little money is going to female founded businesses; and how through TALA Grace is facing the oxymoron of sustainable fashion head on.  Plus, as creator of the viral planner ‘the productivity method’, Grace shares her number one tip to avoid procrastination. Follow @gracebeverley
5/15/202341 minutes, 51 seconds
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Pt 1: Anna Williamson in Braughing

TV presenter and Celebs Go Dating agent Anna Williamson joins Dr Alex George this week on a brisk walk in Braughing.  Opening up in this first part, Anna shares how she began her career on CITV as a kids TV presenter, how that eventually led to a deterioration of her mental health, and why a colleague asking ‘are you alright?’ changed her life.  Anna and Dr Alex also discuss the relief when you finally open up about your feelings, and why asking the right questions can support the people around you in their lowest times.  Follow @annawilliamsonofficial
5/8/202325 minutes, 9 seconds
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Pt 2: Anna Williamson on using roleplay to approach challenges at work

In part 2, Anna Williamson reveals how hypnotherapy and roleplay was a key part of recovery and rebuilding her mental health.  Anna tells Dr Alex how hypnotherapy works, why it helped change her feelings around traumatic memories, and how rehearsing conversations before she returned to work prepared her to face anxiety inducing situations. Follow @annawilliamsonofficial
5/8/202322 minutes, 19 seconds
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Pt 3: What are Anna Williamson’s rules for online dating?

On Celebs Go Dating, Anna Williamson matches potential lovers while also supporting the celebrities through their previous relationship baggage – so what expert advice can she offer you for the modern dating world?  Anna tells us how to date successfully online, why talking badly about an ex is a huge red flag, and why the perfect time to get marriage counselling is actually before you get married. Plus, Dr Alex asks how honest you should be about your mental health whilst online dating? Follow @annawilliamsonofficial
5/8/202332 minutes, 10 seconds
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Pt 1: Jodie Kidd in Blackdown

Model, TV presenter and car obsessive Jodie Kidd is taking Dr Alex on a stomp in West Sussex this week. Jodie shares the iconic moment she achieved the Top Gear fastest celebrity lap only a short time after passing her driving test and how that led her into taking part in intense car rallies like the Gumball 3000. Jodie and Dr Alex also discuss how they balance social media and how it has both positively and negatively impacted their mental health.   Follow @jodiekiddoffical
5/1/202324 minutes, 6 seconds
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Pt 2: Jodie Kidd on turning her passion into her career

In part 2, Jodie Kidd talks about how important it is to take moments to stop and appreciate your achievements, no matter how big or small. Jodie also tells Dr Alex about the pub she saved and how it ended up being an unexpected community hub before talking about her YouTube channel ‘Kidd in a Sweet Shop’ where Jodie hosts her own car fanatic series. Follow @jodiekiddoffical
5/1/202323 minutes, 48 seconds
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Pt 3: What did modelling teach Jodie Kidd about rejection?

In the final part of this stomp with Jodie Kidd, she shares what she learnt from the gritty days of breaking into the fashion industry.  Jodie explains how she learnt to face personal rejection based on her appearance, how that manifested into deep anxiety and panic attacks in her adulthood, and her coping techniques which allow the negativity to wash over her.  Of course, there’s the health fact of the week about how driving is good for the brain! Follow @jodiekiddoffical
5/1/202316 minutes, 18 seconds
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Pt 1: Yinka Bokinni in Battersea Park

TV presenter and broadcaster Yinka Bokinni is stomping in Battersea Park with Dr Alex this week, discussing their daring new Channel 4 series ‘Naked Education’.  If you’re yet to hear of the show that’s hit the headlines, Dr Alex and Yinka explain why educating teens on naked bodies is imperative to growing up with positive body image; and they explore why Brits are so prudish when it comes to sex education.  Yinka also talks about her decision to stop drinking and why you should never stand behind her if she’s holding a sambuca shot.  Follow Yinka @yinkabokinni and watch Naked Education on Channel 4.
4/23/202329 minutes, 30 seconds
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Pt 2: Yinka Bokinni on what a heart condition really looks like

In part 2, Yinka Bokinni opens up about her heart condition, including having open heart surgery as a baby. She talks about the heartbreaking impact that it had on her siblings and how it’s shaped the vivacious person she is today.  Many people joke about “main character syndrome”, however Yinka explains how being the star of your own movie can have a huge uplifting impact on your energy and you just might start to believe it.  Follow Yinka @yinkabokinni and watch Naked Education on Channel 4.
4/23/202318 minutes, 55 seconds
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Pt 3: How Yinka Bokinni finds inspiration from her own life

As the walk comes to a close, Yinka shares with Dr Alex some inspiring advice and life lessons. Yinka explains why you can’t wait for opportunities to come to you, and where to begin when chasing your own dreams. She also talks about how she finds inspiration from her own life, reflecting on her upbringing as one of seven kids in a four-bed-flat.  Finally, Dr Alex wraps up with the health fact of the week, which exposes a huge difference in how heart disease looks different for men and women. Follow Yinka @yinkabokinni and watch Naked Education on Channel 4.
4/23/202316 minutes, 7 seconds
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Pt 1: Earth Day with Mikaela Loach

Ahead of Earth Day on the 22nd April, climate justice activist Mikaela Loach joins Dr Alex in Holland Park.  Mikaela has just published her first book, graduated in Global Health Policy and is basking in the optimism of a sunny day's stroll with Dr Alex.  In part one, the pair begin a solutions based conversation about the things we can be empowered to do when striving for a greener planet.  Buy Mikaela’s new book ‘It’s Not That Radical’ here and follow @mikaelaloach 
4/16/202329 minutes, 45 seconds
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Pt 2: Mikaela Loach on resisting the doom of climate change

If you’re struggling with climate-anxiety, Mikaela Loach talks with Dr Alex about the small things we can do to make an impact and calm your worries at the same time.  In the second part of this stomp, Dr Alex and Mikaela discuss the importance of fighting for a better future and how to feel optimistic about the state of our world.  Mikaela also explains how you can use whatever skills you already have to be a part of action against climate change, and how it’s not the huge sacrifice it may seem.  Grab a copy of Mikaela’s new book here and follow @mikaelaloach  
4/16/202321 minutes, 47 seconds
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Pt 3: How does Mikaela Loach stay hopeful about the climate crisis?

In the final part of this stomp with Mikaela Loach, she explains how she approaches the negativity in the media around the climate crisis.  Mikaela expresses her struggle in finding how ‘radical’ she needs to be, as the pair discuss the mottos that keep them afloat.  She also speaks with Dr Alex about finding opportunities for change, the systems she wants to dismantle and how her work is forging a path for a brighter, equitable future for all.  Grab a copy of Mikaela’s new book here and follow @mikaelaloach 
4/16/202328 minutes, 50 seconds
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Pt 1: Caggie Dunlop in Holland Park

Podcaster, Author and former Made in Chelsea cast member, Caggie Dunlop is stomping with Dr Alex in the beautiful Holland Park. Caggie is well known for her podcast Saturn Returns, which is designed to guide it’s listeners through their late twenties - a time that can often bring periods of change and unrest to us while navigating our careers, relationships and personal development. In this part, Caggie shares how she ‘got stuck’ when she was heading towards turning 30 and how to trust that what happens in life, is meant for you. Pick up a copy of Saturn Returns, Caggies’ new book here.
4/9/202326 minutes, 5 seconds
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Pt 2: Caggie Dunlop on why your late twenties may feel unsettled…

In the second part of this stomp, Dr Alex and Caggie are discussing why our twenties may feel tumultuous and what we can do to soothe our anxieties. Caggie teaches Dr Alex what a Saturn Return is and shares how she felt through hers and what she did to overcome the discomfort that came along with it. Pick up a copy of Saturn Returns, Caggies’ new book here.
4/9/202321 minutes, 49 seconds
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Pt 3: What are Caggie’s biggest learnings from her Saturn Return?

In the final part of this walk with Caggie Dunlop, you’ll hear Dr Alex and Caggie discussing the biggest lessons Caggie has learned to date. Caggie explains how astrology isn’t to be overlooked, even by the cynical!  She also speaks with Dr Alex about how to handle relationship break ups and how she stopped playing the ‘blame game’ while embracing accountability. And of course, an interesting scientific health fact which shows how connected we are to the moon! Pick up a copy of Saturn Returns, Caggies’ new book here.
4/9/202317 minutes, 47 seconds
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Pt 1: Melissa Hemsley in Hampstead Heath

Feel good food columnist and best-selling cookbook author Melissa Hemsley is joining Dr Alex on this week's stomp.  Melissa shares how she fell into her career as a private chef for Take That – she explains the events that occurred after a wobble with her school grades and how that led to her incredible achievements today.  As both have ADHD, Melissa and Alex also discuss their unique perspectives and walking speeds.  Follow @melissa.hemsley
4/2/202328 minutes, 31 seconds
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Pt 2: Melissa Hemsley on IVF, miscarriage and pregnancy

Trigger warning: this episode discusses miscarriage  In part 2, Melissa opens up about her pregnancy, and all the struggles she faced with her fertility. She shares how her miscarriage deeply affected her mental health, the problematic language often found in that conversation, and how it eventually led to her ADHD diagnosis.  However, Melissa has also learnt to cherish the good days through the people she’s met on this journey, and candidly discusses her experiences of conceiving through IVF. Follow @melissa.hemsley
4/2/202332 minutes, 48 seconds
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Pt 3: Melissa Hemsley's rituals for when you’re low

In the final part of this ramble through the hills, Melissa Hemsley shares the life lessons and rituals that have supported her through difficult times. Melissa explains why physically ‘shaking it off’ is a massive help for releasing her feelings and her favourite books and podcasts that contribute positively to her mental health. Plus, the health fact of the week sparks a discussion on IVF and Melissa’s advice if you’re on that journey.  Follow @melissa.hemsley LINKS:  First, We Make the Beast Beautiful
4/2/202321 minutes, 38 seconds
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Pt 1: Jimmy Doherty at Jimmy’s Farm

Dr Alex is joined by TV presenter and farmer Jimmy Doherty at his farm and wildlife park ‘Jimmy’s Farm’ in this unique stomping experience.  As they walk through the butterfly house and visit the lemurs, Jimmy reminisces on how his love for wildlife came about; the simple ways to connect with nature which help your wellbeing; plus why it’s integral to understand the value of your food.  Jimmy also opens up about how farming helps him through tough times, as life always finds a way to return.  Follow Jimmy @jimmysfarm
3/26/202327 minutes, 2 seconds
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Pt 2: Jimmy Doherty on climate anxiety and creating change

Whilst feeding the monkey’s at Jimmy’s Farm, Dr Alex asks Jimmy about the small things we can do to help nature whilst curbing our climate anxiety.   Jimmy also shares the struggles he faces as a parent when wanting to protect his children and get them out in nature; plus the moments that drove him to take more risks – like going into farming with no farming background! Follow Jimmy @jimmysfarm
3/26/202319 minutes, 3 seconds
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Pt 3: Jimmy Doherty on choosing to face his grief

In the final part of this stomp around Jimmy’s Farm, Jimmy opens up about the loss of his dad; how he uses music to let his emotions out; and why we so often bottle up our feelings as Brits.  Jimmy then challenges ‘anti-farming’ attitudes, and offers an insight on how the food system needs to change in the climate crisis battle.  Follow Jimmy @jimmysfarm
3/26/202325 minutes, 30 seconds
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Pt 1: Elizabeth Day in Kennington Park

Author, journalist and podcaster Elizabeth Day is joining Dr Alex on an honest stomp about true friendships and how to handle failure.  In part 1, after they reminisce about their first meeting during a wholesome Love Island interview, Elizabeth and Alex deep dive into failure. Elizabeth explains how she learnt the definition through her own failures, and shares what she considers to be her biggest failure and how it’s shaped the rest of her life to date. Follow Elizabeth @elizabday and order her new book Friendaholic: Confessions of a Friendship Addict.
3/20/202331 minutes, 20 seconds
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Pt 2: Elizabeth Day’s confessions of a friendship addict

Elizabeth Day’s friends have been one of the most meaningful loves of her life, and in part 2 of this stomp with Dr Alex, they discuss the journey of writing her new book, ‘Friendaholic: Confessions of a Friendship Addict’. Elizabeth discusses why her friendships have greater meaning since the pandemic, the cost of having too many friends and how to identify if a friendship is good or bad for you. Follow Elizabeth @elizabday and order her new book Friendaholic: Confessions of a Friendship Addict.
3/20/202327 minutes, 6 seconds
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Pt 3: Elizabeth Day on how to deal with failure

In the final part of this walk with Elizabeth Day and Dr Alex, Elizabeth explains how the first steps to dealing with failure is realising that everyone fails at some point.  Elizabeth and Alex compare their failures in relation to their grief, plus Elizabeth offers advice on how you can start today with making new connections.  Follow Elizabeth @elizabday and order her new book Friendaholic: Confessions of a Friendship Addict.
3/20/202313 minutes, 22 seconds
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Pt 1: Ellie Dixon in Regent’s Park

Musician Ellie Dixon can often be found running around in wild and whacky costumes to promote her self-produced, alt-pop songs for her 1.2 million followers on TikTok.  In part 1, Dr Alex and Ellie discuss how she grew such a huge audience with her music, where she learned to produce music and why she’s been running around dressed as a lizard… They also discuss Ellie’s fears around losing her privacy when finding fame, how she’s managing to avoid the commercialisation that sometimes happens when an artist signs to a record label, and why in her opinion, social media has completely changed the music industry. Follow Ellie @elliedixonmusic and listen to Big Lizard Energy. 
3/13/202323 minutes, 8 seconds
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Pt 2: Ellie Dixon on the reality of signing a record deal

As Dr Alex continues his stomp with Ellie Dixon, she shares the slow motion moment she signed her record deal - dressed as an astronaut no less. They also discuss how she came to sign a contract with one of the world's biggest record labels and how she’s kept control of how she writes and produces.  Ellie also dives into how she harbours her creativity, why it’s a muscle that needs to be exercised and the importance of embracing mistakes you make.  Follow Ellie @elliedixonmusic and listen to Big Lizard Energy. 
3/13/202314 minutes, 25 seconds
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Pt 3: Ellie Dixon on dealing with ‘red alert’ anxiety

In the final part of this Stomp, Ellie opens up about her performance anxiety which left her unable to speak, and how she overcame it. Ellie and Dr Alex discuss learning when to reason with anxiety, how to acknowledge when you’re in ‘red alert’ mode and why acknowledging your fears can help you think more logically. Plus, Ellie reveals her bonkers ideas - which includes why she throws biscuits out to the crowd at her gigs! Follow Ellie @elliedixonmusic and listen to Big Lizard Energy. 
3/13/202323 minutes, 7 seconds
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Pt 1: Johann Hari on the Parkland Walk

Johann Hari has authored books about depression and addiction but now, the 3-times New York Times best-seller has released Stolen Focus, about the shrinking of our attention spans. As Johann and Dr Alex stomp across the discontinued railway tracks of North London, Johann discusses experiments that have changed long-held beliefs about addiction such as Rat Park (aka heaven for rats) and he also shares the groundbreaking idea that the opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety, but connection.  Johann tells Dr Alex tales from his research trips that allowed him to shape his theories. While travelling across the world, Johann learned about the societal effect of the Portuguese decriminalisation of drugs and why you should never eat unwashed fruit in Vietnam… If you suffer with mental health issues, you may find Johann’s approach to disorder, failure and breakdowns, somewhat refreshing.   Follow Johann @johann.hari and buy his new book, Stolen Focus.
3/6/202325 minutes, 56 seconds
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Pt 2: Johann Hari on why your focus is being stolen

In part 2 of this stomp, Johann Hari shares the science behind why, much to many people’s disbelief, our focus isn’t getting worse – it’s being stolen. From the tech you use to the food you eat, Johann explains the surprising factors behind why you may not be able to pay attention like you used to. He also shares how a trip to Elvis’ house in Graceland with his godson showed him how difficult it is to escape the problem of distraction.  Follow Johann @johann.hari and buy his new book, Stolen Focus.
3/6/202316 minutes, 57 seconds
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Pt 3: Johann Hari on how distraction damages our IQ

In the final part of this stomp with Johann Hari and Dr Alex offer advice if you’re wanting to take back your focus and attention.  Johann shares a shocking study about the damaging effects of being constantly distracted in the way many of us are every day, and the solutions that are being undertaken internationally to combat it.  Follow Johann @johann.hari and buy his new book, Stolen Focus.
3/6/202319 minutes, 28 seconds
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Pt 1: Roxie Nafousi in Hurlingham Park

In an incredibly vulnerable conversation, Roxie Nafousi joins Dr Alex on this week's stomp. Roxie opens up about her experience with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and how she’s constantly working hard to not let it define her. She also shares why self awareness is integral to anyone’s healing journey, and steps you can take to begin reframing how you see the world. Follow Roxie and pick up her new book, Manifest: Dive Deeper. 
2/27/202319 minutes, 39 seconds
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Pt 2: Roxie Nafousi on how you can make manifesting work for you

Roxie Nafousi owes everything she has to manifesting, so in part 2 she breaks down the 7 steps of manifestation.  Roxie explains the misconceptions of manifesting and why it’s more achievable than it seems.  She also shares how manifesting helped her come through her addiction and battle with self loathing. Follow Roxie and pick up her new book, Manifest: Dive Deeper. 
2/27/202320 minutes, 49 seconds
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Pt 3: Roxie Nafousi on “self help honeymoons”

In the final part of this walk with Dr Alex and Roxie Nafousi, they dive into their views on hedonism, and whether you need to have ‘partied hard’ in your 20s in order to settle into a wellbeing focussed life.  Plus, Roxie shares her biggest life lessons around self reflection, and not worrying about being liked by everyone you meet.  Follow Roxie and pick up her new book, Manifest: Dive Deeper. 
2/27/202319 minutes, 10 seconds
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Pt 1: Kitty Scott-Claus in Regents Park

Drag Queen Kitty Scott-Claus is ditching the heels for some more stomp friendly shoes to join Dr Alex on this week's episode.  Kitty, or as less people may know them, Louis Westwood, shares how getting out for walks was vital in her preparation for RuPaul’s Drag Race UK and her experience of first stepping into drag as a Girls Aloud tribute act. Kitty also dives into the differences of personality being in and out of drag, and how Kitty can often get away with much more than Louis can...  Follow Kitty Scott-Claus @kittyscottclaus
2/20/202319 minutes, 34 seconds
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Pt 2: Kitty Scott-Claus on behind the scenes of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK

In the second part of this stomp, Kitty Scott-Claus reminisces and shares behind the scenes details of her time competing on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.  She takes us through why it took a month to film her audition tape, the long shoot days, and the discovery that despite being a runner-up she’s not actually that competitive.  Follow Kitty Scott-Claus @kittyscottclaus For support with suicide, speak to the Samaritans 
2/20/202322 minutes, 3 seconds
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Pt 3: Kitty Scott-Claus on how to embrace your identity

As the walk comes to a close, Kitty Scott-Claus reflects on life after Drag Race, and the highs and lows that come after being on the biggest drag show in the world.   Kitty and Alex also discuss the societal view of the gender spectrum, as well as embracing your identity and why it’s important to take your time when discovering who you truly are.   Follow Kitty Scott-Claus @kittyscottclaus
2/20/202320 minutes, 43 seconds
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Pt 1: Michael Aldag in Sefton Park

Dr Alex is up north this week with rising musician Michael Aldag, in the beautiful Sefton Park in Liverpool. Michael shares how he accidentally rose to TikTok fame with his hilarious observations, how he’s been able to share his music through this new found audience, and how it eventually led to him signing to Universal Music. Alex and Michael also discuss how personality and social media has become a massive part of promoting music, and why it’s difficult to split the two. Follow Michael @michaelaldag and listen to his new EP Socializing. 
2/13/202326 minutes, 21 seconds
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Pt 2: Michael Aldag on breaking down on stage and understanding impact

Continuing the stomp with a soggy foot, Dr Alex dives deeper into the stories behind Michael Aldag’s music, and how he turns life experience into hit records.  Michael explains how he can’t take his work too personally once it’s released, including how it led to getting very emotional on stage. Michael also shares his thoughts on never fully knowing how to handle  the impact he has with his work. Follow Michael @michaelaldag and listen to his new EP Socializing. 
2/13/202325 minutes, 7 seconds
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Pt 3: Michael Aldag on why he dropped out of uni to make music

On the final part of this walk in Sefton Park, Michael Aldag tells us how he made the “massive decision” to drop out of university to pursue music full time.  Michael explains the benefits he found from structure at school, compared to the unpredictability of the music industry – and how he still prefers early nights compared to the traditional rock star lifestyle. Follow Michael @michaelaldag and listen to his new EP Socializing.
2/13/202320 minutes, 9 seconds
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Pt 1: Angela Scanlon in Highgate Wood

Dr Alex is joined by beloved broadcaster, Angela Scanlon, on another crisp winter walk. Angela shares how she always resisted routine before lockdown forced her into it. An interruption from a little nearby stomper brings up a conversation about ‘snow plough’ parenting, how being a parent helps you reflect on your own upbringing, and how, no matter how hard you try, you won’t get everything right. Follow Angela @angelascanlon and pick up a copy of Joyrider here.
2/6/202324 minutes, 46 seconds
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Pt 2: Angela Scanlon on not being defined by her eating disorder

Trigger warning: this episode discusses eating disorders In part 2, Angela opens up about the eating disorder she developed in her teens, the shocking response when she sought help at her local GP, and why she was afraid to talk about it publicly.  She also shares the coping techniques that have helped her come to terms with the difficult times, and how to look for hope.  Follow Angela @angelascanlon and pick up a copy of Joyrider here. Links: www.marinotherapycentre.com www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk
2/6/202328 minutes, 25 seconds
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Pt 3: Angela Scanlon on how to be grateful for something every day

In the final part of this stomp with Angela Scanlon, she takes us through her compelling career journey – from starting in fashion, to hosting a documentary exploring gingerism. Angela also shares the inspiration behind her book ‘Joyrider’, why gratitude is integral to her mental wellbeing, and the mantras and reminders she loves, that you can start practising today. Follow Angela @angelascanlon and pick up a copy of Joyrider here.
2/6/202322 minutes, 30 seconds
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Pt 1: Spencer Matthews in Battersea Park

Even though Dry Jan is nearly over, we’re exploring soberness all year round, so Dr Alex is on a stomp in Battersea Park with Spencer Matthews. In part one, Spencer opens up about his struggle with alcohol, the signs of it becoming a problem and the turning point that led him to going sober.  Spencer and Alex also discuss their thoughts on the terms ‘alcoholic’ and ‘sober’ and their inclusivity, and how to consider your relationship with alcohol. Follow Spencer @spencermatthews LINKS: Alcohol Support from the NHS Brits spend a whole year of their life being hungover
1/30/202328 minutes, 55 seconds
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Pt 2: Spencer Matthews on navigating a sober life

In the second part of this week's stomp, Dr Alex and Spencer Matthews discuss what it’s like living sober, and how it’s often easier than it seems.  Spencer shares how he built a brand around sobriety - his alcohol free spirit brand Clean Co.; as well as his thoughts on how his public perception has evolved from his Made in Chelsea days, with an insight into his time on the show.  Follow Spencer @spencermatthews
1/30/202327 minutes, 16 seconds
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Pt 3: Spencer Matthews on why comfort is killer

If you’re looking to create habits that you want to stick to, Dr Alex and Spencer Matthews dive into how getting outside of your comfort zone may be the key in the final part of this week's stomp. Spencer also shares his thoughts on fatherhood, and what concerns him about raising a child in 2023; and of course, our health fact of the week which is from the British Liver Trust.  Follow Spencer @spencermatthews
1/30/202323 minutes, 12 seconds
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EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT: Ellie Downie, Team GB gymnast “I don't regret my decision to speak out“

To make this shock announcement, Team GB Gymnast, Ellie Downie, is speaking to Dr Alex exclusively, on a stomp in Battersea Park. Ellie won her first national gymnastics competition at 9 years old and has gone on to dedicate her life to the sport.  In 2017, after competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics, Ellie became the first British gymnast to win the all-round title at the European Championships. Becoming a gymnast as decorated as Ellie takes immense time, dedication and support however in 2020, alongside her sister Becky who is also a Team GB gymnast, Ellie released a statement that described ‘abusive behaviours’ that became part of their daily life. This statement went on to change the course of Ellie’s career forever. In a bid to tell her side of the story, Ellie has chosen to speak exclusively on the Stompcast, to break the news of her major announcement. @elliedownie. Links to support: Samaritans Mind Rethink Mental Illness SANE Mental Health Foundation
1/23/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 47 seconds
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Pt 1: Ella Mills (aka Deliciously Ella) in Hyde Park

Best known as the co-founder of wellness and feel-good-food brand ‘Deliciously Ella’, Ella Mills joins Dr Alex in Hyde Park on this week's episode.  In part one, Ella and Alex dive right into their shared passion for wellbeing and the pressures of everyday life that often make it hard to look after ourselves.  Ella shares the small achievable changes we can make to improve our mental and physical health, and why getting out in nature is so important to her.  Follow Ella @ella.mills__
1/16/202324 minutes
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Pt 2: Ella Mills’ chronic illness and emotional numbness

Trigger warning: there are mentions of suicidal thoughts in this episode, if you’d prefer not to listen please skip 22:45 - 23:25 In part 2 of Ella Mills and Dr Alex’s stomp, Ella explains the story behind her health journey which led her to founding Deliciously Ella.  Ella discusses the difficult times in her 20s when she was navigating her poor health, and how she eventually found food to be a huge game changer.  She also shares the moments where she felt her lowest, and why accepting your illness can help your mindset. Head over to the Samaritans if you or someone you love needs help. Follow Ella @ella.mills__
1/16/202328 minutes, 32 seconds
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Pt 3: Ella Mills on the importance of discipline

As this walk in Hyde Park comes to an end, Ella Mills and Dr Alex explain why you shouldn’t be afraid of discipline when it comes to your mental health. Ella talks about simple ways to form positive habits, how she wants to impart as much self confidence onto her children as possible, and the importance of self affirmations (even when they feel silly).  Follow Ella @ella.mills__
1/16/202328 minutes, 15 seconds
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Pt 1: David Gandy in Richmond Park

David Gandy, the model who is best known for being the face of iconic campaigns for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, is joining Dr Alex on this week’s stomp in Richmond Park. In the first part, David shares how he managed to stand out in the crowded world of modelling, and how he’s learnt to not take rejection personally.  They also discuss navigating food and nutrition as a model, and David reveals what’s in his stomping toolkit.  You can follow David here.
1/9/202327 minutes, 45 seconds
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Pt 2: David Gandy on how he became the most successful male supermodel

As Dr Alex continues his stomp with David Gandy, David shares the story of how he landed the Dolce & Gabbana job that changed his career – and how a haircut almost stood in his way.  David also explains the decision to start his own brand, how he stays true to his values, and the ethos behind his clothing brand: David Gandy Wellwear. You can follow David here.
1/9/202327 minutes, 43 seconds
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Pt 3: David Gandy on fatherhood and body image

In the final part, Dr Alex and David Gandy wrap up this stomp by discussing fatherhood, and David’s thoughts on his children being on social media.  They also discuss body confidence, and the differences between what is attainable for each individual person.  You can follow David here.
1/9/202315 minutes, 52 seconds
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Pt 1: Gemma Bird (aka Money Mum) in Lake Meadows Park

Happy new year, Stompers! The start of the year often coincides with anxiety and stress about money – even without the cost of living crisis. So this week Dr Alex is joined by Gemma Bird, who is better known as ‘Money Mum’, for some frugal advice to start the year right.  In this part, Gemma shares how she became mortgage free before reaching 40, why financial education is important, especially at school, and advice on where to start if you’re wanting to save.  Follow Gemma @moneymumofficial Links: National Debtline Citizens Advice - Debt & Money
1/2/202323 minutes, 13 seconds
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Pt 2: Gemma Bird on how to stop stressing about money

In part 2 of our walk, Dr Alex asks the Money Mum herself for her best tips on approaching financial health. Gemma offers advice for if you’re sick with worry when checking your bank balance, how to be more considerate with your spending, and why when you stop comparing yourself to others you can be much happier with what you already have. Follow Gemma @moneymumofficial Links: Does money buy happiness study
1/2/202316 minutes, 20 seconds
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Pt 3: Gemma Bird on financial planning through hard times

In the final part of Dr Alex and Gemma’s stomp, they discuss why it’s integral to always be putting money away if you can afford to.  Gemma also talks about diverse places to put your money and all the different pots you can have; plus shares her view on whether young people should care about pensions.  Follow Gemma @moneymumofficial
1/2/202316 minutes, 53 seconds
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Pt 1: All On The Board in Greenwich Park

On our Christmas stomp this week, Dr Alex is joined by the two people behind All On The Board, Ian Redpath and Jeremy Chopra. In part one, Ian and Jeremy share the story behind how All On The Board began by a manager putting them together on shift, and the famous faces who have featured.  They also explain their love and passion behind their boards, and how it’s reached people far beyond the London tubes.  Follow @allontheboard and buy their new book here.
12/26/202220 minutes, 10 seconds
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Pt 2: All On The Board on the powerful responses to their messages

As the rain starts to come down in part 2, Ian and Jeremy share how they use their platform to shed light on mental and invisible illness, and why it’s important to them.  They also discuss their experiences of counselling and why talking about problems is crucial to begin healing. Finally, they share their most powerful messages they’ve received in response to their boards. Follow @allontheboard and buy their new book here.
12/26/202215 minutes, 43 seconds
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Pt 3: All On The Board on navigating grief during Christmas

In the final part of this stomp with Ian and Jeremy, Dr Alex asks why Christmas isn’t easy for everyone, and how we can navigate it if it’s a difficult time.  Ian and Jeremy also share moments of kindness they’ve seen whilst working on the tube, and how they try to bring a little weirdness into their work.  Follow @allontheboard and buy their new book here.
12/26/202221 minutes, 10 seconds
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Pt 1: Dr Karan Rajan in Greenwich Park

Surgeon, lecturer and educator to 5 million people on TikTok, Dr Karan Rajan is joining Dr Alex for a beautiful snowy stomp in Greenwich Park. In part one, Karan and Alex share stories from long hours working in the hospital, the pressures and struggles Doctors and Nurses are constantly facing, and their thoughts on what needs to change in the NHS. You can follow Dr Karan on Instagram and TikTok. 
12/19/202231 minutes, 50 seconds
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Pt 2: Dr Karan Rajan on becoming a viral surgeon on TikTok

In this second part walking through the snowy grass of Greenwich Park, Dr Karan shares the story of how he decided to become a doctor, and how his social media career manifested through his love of educating and teaching.  Dr Karan also talks about how doing drama at school helped him in both of his careers; and the difficulties of balancing his work as a doctor, social media and home life. You can follow Dr Karan on Instagram and TikTok. 
12/19/202227 minutes, 37 seconds
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Pt 3: Dr Karan’s advice on processing trauma

In the final part of this week’s ‘Snowcast’ in Greenwich Park, Dr Alex and Dr Karan discuss the stresses and pressures doctors often face at work, and how they manage them.  They also talk about facing the fragility of life whilst at work and why it’s important to always be kind on social media.  Dr Karan also brings his own health fact of the week!  You can follow Dr Karan on Instagram and TikTok. 
12/19/202222 minutes, 36 seconds
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Pt 1: Lauren Mahon in Walthamstow Marshes

After being diagnosed with breast cancer at 31, Lauren Mahon was determined to use her story and voice to support others living with cancer. Lauren founded the charity GIRLvsCANCER, and co-hosted ‘You, Me and the Big C’ with her best friends, the late Deborah James, and Rachael Bland. In this first part, you’ll hear Lauren and Dr. Alex stomping around Walthamstow Marshes, talking about Laurens's diagnosis, how her new dog Raymond has given her a refreshed perspective on the world and how she copes with loss and grief. You can follow Lauren here and GIRLvsCANCER here.
12/12/202228 minutes, 50 seconds
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Pt 2: Lauren Mahon on supporting women with cancer

In this second part of this week's stomp, you’ll hear Lauren share how she’s made it her mission to be a support to those with cancer. Lauren shares her diagnosis and recovery story, explaining the impact cancer had on both her mind and body, as well as how her outlook on life has changed. She also shares why she set up GIRLvsCANCER and what it was like for her, Deborah James, and Rachael Bland to have been awarded a doctorate from the Institute of Cancer Research. You can follow Lauren here and GIRLvsCANCER here.
12/12/202220 minutes, 26 seconds
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Pt 3: Lauren Mahon on her lessons from burnout and trauma

As the sun started to set in Walthamstow Marshes, Dr. Alex and Lauren Mahon wrap up this week's episode by talking about mental health and cancer. Lauren discusses her life before cancer and how she mentally dealt with receiving her diagnosis and chemotherapy, her decision to restart taking the antidepressant Sertraline, and how her cancer journey has reshaped the way she now approaches life. You can follow Lauren here and GIRLvsCANCER here.
12/12/202217 minutes, 30 seconds
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Pt 1: Max Whitlock in Thorndon Country Park

Three-time gold medal gymnast, Max Whitlock, is joining Dr Alex on this week’s stomp in Thorndon Country Park. In part one, you’ll hear Max sharing how his life as a father has given him purpose and grounding, why having a routine is paramount to his mental wellness and how he prepares for the Olympics. You can follow Max here.
12/5/202223 minutes, 35 seconds
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Pt 2: Max Whitlock on depression after winning gold

In this second part, you’ll hear Max and Dr Alex speaking about how Max became the most successful male gymnast in Olympic history on the pommel horse. Max discusses the journey of his career to date and how his mindset has shifted with each competition. He also opens up about how he suffered and dealt with depression after his gold medal in 2020. You can follow Max here.
12/5/202228 minutes, 4 seconds
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Pt 3: Max Whitlock's winning mentality and reframed mindset

In this final part of Max and Dr Alex’s walk, you’ll hear them discussing how Max is preparing for the Paris Olympics. Max opens up about how he overcame his low mood and negative mindset, how he’s changing his habits in order to go for gold again and what he’s doing to ensure his mind and body are at their best ahead of Paris. You can follow Max here.
12/5/202225 minutes, 9 seconds
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Pt 1: Joe Sugg in Sussex

Joe Sugg, author, actor, business owner, musician and strictly finalist, is out stomping in the beautiful, and very hilly, Sussex countryside with Dr Alex this week. Since rising to fame with his YouTube channel, Joe has lived a very public life which was exacerbated by coming second in Strictly Come Dancing, with his dance partner and now girlfriend, Dianne Buswell. In this episode, Joe opens up about the difficulties that come with living a life in the public eye, why nature has become imperative to his health and wellness and the reason for him and Dianne making the move out of the city, and into the countryside. You can pick up a copy of Joe’s new book Grow here and Dr Alex’s A Better Day here.
11/28/202228 minutes, 18 seconds
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Pt 2: Joe Sugg on his ‘doom scrolling’ and phone addiction

While stomping around Sussex, Joe Sugg and Dr Alex discuss the importance of finding a balance in our personal and professional lives.  Joe shares the variation in his career to date and how he’s changed throughout the last 10 years, how to make it big on YouTube and how his new book, Grow, was born out of his phone addiction. You can pick up a copy of Joe’s new book Grow here and Dr Alex’s A Better Day here.
11/28/202233 minutes, 48 seconds
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Pt 3: Joe Sugg on his Strictly 'blessing’

As the stomp draws to a close, Dr Alex and Joe Sugg reflect on Joes time on Strictly Come Dancing. In part 3, Joe speaks about how he was approached for the hit show, how he dealt with nerves and being outside of his comfort zone and why for him strictly was a blessing and not a curse. Joe also shares his advice on making a career change and why he lives by ‘your tribe being your vibe’. You can pick up a copy of Joe’s new book Grow here and Dr Alex’s A Better Day here.
11/28/202228 minutes, 43 seconds
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Pt 1: Billy Billingham in Malvern

SAS: Who Dares Wins team member and Sunday Times best-selling author, Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham, is putting Dr Alex through his paces on a stomp through the hills of Malvern this week. Billy had an 18 year career in the military and is a highly decorated SAS soldier. He’s completed missions in both the UK and some of the most hostile countries in the world, which has earned him an MBE and the Queens commendation for Bravery. Billy shares with Dr Alex how he coped with fear while on tour; what it’s really like to serve and survive in environments like the jungle; how a soldier's sixth sense becomes finetuned while in survival mode and why you should never take the easy route…. You can follow Billy here and pick up a copy of ‘Survive to Fight’, his new novel that’s based on his life and career.
11/21/202227 minutes, 31 seconds
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Pt 2: Billy Billingham, on being an SAS Soldier

In part 2 of this stomp, Dr Alex asks Billy about life as a soldier in the armed forces and the challenges he faced when readjusting back to civilian life. Billy shares with Dr Alex how his family had to deal with the uncertainty of his tours - recalling the time when a 10 day tour became a 9 month tour without any form of contact or communication, and why his daughter felt like she didn’t ‘know’ her dad until she read his books. Billy also discusses the treatment of veterans of the British Armed Forces and how we can better support those who have served and their families.  You can follow Billy here and pick up a copy of ‘Survive to Fight’, his new fiction book that’s based on his life and career.
11/21/202228 minutes, 32 seconds
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Pt 3: Billy Billingham’s life as a Bodyguard to Hollywood A-Listers

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Sir Michael Caine, Jude Law, Kate Moss and Tom Cruise are just a handful of names who have employed this week’s guest, Billy Billingham, as their bodyguard.  In part 3 of this stomp in Malvern, Billy shares how his career pivoted from being an SAS soldier to a bodyguard, and then from being a bodyguard to being a member of Channel 4’s hit show SAS: Who Dares Wins. Dr Alex also asks Billy about his childhood and upbringing as well as his literary work as the author of 2 novels, based on his life in the military, and his autobiography. You can follow Billy here and pick up a copy of ‘Survive to Fight’, his new fiction book that’s based on his life and career.
11/21/202228 minutes, 34 seconds
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Pt 1: Tom Kerridge in Marlow

Michelin-star chef, Tom Kerridge is stomping with Dr Alex this week in Marlow, home to many of his restaurants, namely The Hand and Flowers, the only pub in the UK to be awarded two Michelin stars. During part one of this stomp, Tom and Dr Alex talk about why he thrives in environments he describes as ‘controlled chaos’; how he continued to serve the local community during lockdowns as well as the impact Covid had on his businesses and how he overcomes the hurdles that come his way in both life and business. Follow Tom here and grab a copy of his new cookbook, Real Life Recipes, here.
11/14/202226 minutes, 54 seconds
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Pt 2: Tom Kerridge on Why He Became Sober

After coming to the realisation that drinking was taking up too much space in his life, Tom decided to become sober - a subject Tom openly speaks about in this part of the stomp. Tom opens up about how he's managed his battle with alcohol and his sobriety, as well as how, regardless of how much weight he has lost or gained, he’s always remained comfortable with his body image - an important mindset he is instilling into his son, Acey. Follow Tom here and grab a copy of his new cookbook, Real Life Recipes, here.
11/14/202230 minutes, 32 seconds
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Pt 3: Tom Kerridge on His Success and Michelin Stars

When Tom Kerridge received a call from one of his chef’s, known as one of his ‘pirates’, he never expected it to be news of his first Michelin star - which went on to become two. But what was Tom's route to success? How did he become such a talented chef and what does it take to earn the prestige of a Michelin star? And how does he deal with all the pressure and stress his job comes with? As Tom Kerridge’s stomp with Dr Alex draws to a close, their conversation focuses on Tom’s career, how he manages his restaurants and TV work as well as, of course, his personal and family life. Follow Tom here and grab a copy of his new cookbook, Real Life Recipes, here.
11/14/202217 minutes, 7 seconds
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Pt 1: Tasha Ghouri in Greenwich Park

Love Island star, Tasha Ghouri, joins Dr Alex for a stomp around London’s Greenwich Park. Until Tasha had her cochlear implant fitted when she was 5, she was completely deaf and therefore unable to hear or speak.  In part 1 of this week’s stomp, you’ll hear Tasha share how she’s been feeling since leaving the villa and why she believes her deafness is a gift. You can follow Tasha here. Find the transcript for this episode here.
11/7/202227 minutes, 19 seconds
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Pt 2: Tasha Ghouri on accepting her deafness

Born completely deaf, Tasha Ghouri, had her cochlear implant fitted when she was a child and until going on Love Island, she had never faced Ableism for her deafness. Tasha shares with Dr Alex what life with a cochlear implant is like, how she found her confidence through her passion for music and dance and how it felt to be trolled and bullied for the way she speaks. You can follow Tasha here. Find the transcript for the episode here.
11/7/202226 minutes, 54 seconds
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Pt 3: Tasha Ghouri on life after Love Island

As we round up the stomp this week, Tasha speaks to Dr Alex about how she’s finding life after leaving the villa and her relationship with Andrew as well as what she hopes her legacy will be. Tasha also talks about why she went on the show, her impact as a disabled model after one of her photoshoots went viral as well as how she still views herself as the girl from Thirsk, despite her new found fame. You can follow Tasha here. Find the transcript for this episode here.
11/7/202218 minutes, 56 seconds
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Pt 1: Esther Abrami in Hyde Park

Esther Abrami moved to the UK when she was 14 and couldn’t speak a word of English. Despite the language barrier, she studied music in an English-speaking school and has gone on to become a well-respected violinist, as well as a popular online personality on social media and her YouTube channel.  This week, Esther joins Dr Alex for a wander around London’s Hyde Park where they talk about: Esther’s journey of leaving Marseille and being accepted as a student at Manchester's prestigious Chethams School of Music; how she was approached by and signed exclusively to record lable, Sony Classical, and what it truly takes to become a world-class violinist. Follow Esther here and watch her YouTube videos here.
10/31/202230 minutes, 26 seconds
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Pt 2: Esther Abrami on being told she’d "never make it"

As a teen, Esther Abrami was told she was ‘too ambitious’ and aiming ‘too high’ in her dream of becoming a world-class violinist; however by the age of 25, she was performing her debut solo at the Royal Albert Hall, proving her professors wrong. In part 2 of this conversation, you’ll hear Esther reflecting on her childhood in the south of France, learning to play the violin; how she dealt with negativity from her peers and what it’s like to be a young person building a career that intersects her online, modern-day work with the more traditional classical music industry. Follow Esther here and watch her YouTube videos here.
10/31/202229 minutes, 49 seconds
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Pt 3: Esther Abrami on why failure made her world-class talent

Despite months of setting 5am alarms for practice, and endless amounts of grit and determination, Esther shares how when she was 17, her preparation for a prestigious competition simply wasn’t enough however her failure to win has led her to some of her greatest successes today. In the final part of Dr Alex and Esther's stomp, you’ll hear them chat about how Esther dealt with self-doubt after failure, the importance of having her family as her support network and how she now prepares for important performances. The Mozart Effect Health Fact of the Week. Follow Esther here and watch her YouTube videos here.
10/31/202222 minutes, 24 seconds
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Pt 1: Joe Wicks in Virginia Water Lake

This week, the nation's favourite PE teacher, Joe Wicks, takes Dr Alex on a stomp around the beautiful Virginia Water Lake. Having recently had baby number three, Joe shares how he and his wife, Rosie, hope to grow their family, why getting outdoors is paramount to his happiness and mental health and why he’s calling for a change in the narrative around fitness.   Follow Joe Wicks here and pick up a copy of Dr Alex’s new book A Better Day here.
10/23/202227 minutes, 47 seconds
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Pt 2: Joe Wicks on Success and Emotional Vulnerability

Whilst meandering around Virginia Water Lake, conversation between Joe and Dr Alex flows through the highs and lows of Joe’s career and how his purpose drives every decision he makes. Joe opens up about the importance of being emotionally vulnerable with his team and the working relationship he has with his brother, what it meant for him to receive his MBE and why his gratitude comes from his focus on the small things in life. Follow Joe Wicks here and pick up a copy of Dr Alex’s new book A Better Day here.
10/23/202232 minutes, 11 seconds
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Pt 3: Joe Wicks on Fatherhood and Family Life

In part 3 of this week’s stomp, Dr Alex and Joe Wicks take their conversation into Joe’s toolkit for life and the mindsets he adopts in order to keep his mental and physical health in check. While approaching the end of the stomp, you’ll hear Joe also sharing how he approaches fatherhood and keeps watch of his children's mental health as well as how he and Rosie still find time to unwind amongst the chaos of raising their three young children. Follow Joe Wicks here and pick up a copy of Dr Alex’s new book A Better Day here.
10/23/202221 minutes
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Pt 1: Susannah Constantine in High Beeches

This week fashion-guru and Author, Susannah Constantine, is stomping with Dr Alex through the beautiful woodland of High Beeches. Famed for being one half of the trendy duo, ‘Trinny and Susannah’, Susannah has spent a large part of her life on screen, helping turn people’s confidence, and wardrobe, from drab to fab. But what happens off screen is where the story lies in this episode.  You’ll hear Susannah open up about her alcoholism, her mothers bipolar and her time spent having intimate, royal dinners with none other than Princess Margaret. You can follow Susannah here and order her book ‘Ready For Absolutely Nothing’ here.
10/16/202222 minutes, 14 seconds
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Pt 2: Susannah Constantine on Royal friendships, bipolar and loss

Welcome to part 2 of this stomp with Susannah Constantine. The conversation flows into vibrant anecdotes from Susannah’s book, Ready For Absolutely Nothing, her story of alcoholism and her path to recovery. She also shares incredible anecdotes about her close friendship with Princess Margaret and her time spent with the Queen and Margaret Thatcher at Balmoral. If you can relate to Susannah’s story of loss and bipolar, you can find support from Bipolar UK here. You can follow Susannah here and order her book ‘Ready For Absolutley Nothing’ here.
10/16/202234 minutes, 43 seconds
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Pt 3: Susannah Constantine’s negative experience of boarding school

Welcome to the final part of this week's stomp with Susannah Constantine and Dr Alex. Susannah shares how boarding school isn’t quite what it may seem, how her school life impacted her mental health and why her book, Ready For Absolutely Nothing, was dictated by her memories of food… Susannah also shares her toolkit for life, her coping mechanisms, why her mother’s bipolar was constructive for her and why she has a zest for a joyful, humorous life. You can follow Susannah here and order her book ‘Ready For Absolutley Nothing’ here. Health Fact of the week source.
10/16/202220 minutes, 5 seconds
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World Mental Health Day and My ADHD Diagnosis

It’s World Mental Health Day today so things are a little different this week!  It’s one, longer episode this week where you’ll hear Dr Alex stomping around Battersea Park with his therapist, Dr Tarynne Quirk. Dr Tarynne is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and following Dr Alex’s ADHD diagnosis announcement last week, it felt right to mark World Mental Health Day with an episode that is centred around therapy. This episode invites you along to Dr Alex’s therapy session to give you an insight into Alex’s ADHD diagnosis, what therapy is truly like and Dr Tarynne’s advice for finding the right counsellor and counselling style for you. If you’re looking to find a therapist in your area, head to this link and follow Dr Tarynne here.
10/9/202259 minutes, 46 seconds
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Pt 1: Adam Henson at Cotswold Park Farm

Countryfile presenter and farmer, Adam Henson, invited Dr Alex for a stomp around his farm, Cotswold Park Farm this week. In the first part of this conversation, you’ll hear how Adam got started with his Park Farm, why the outdoors is paramount to his wellbeing as well as why he believes that sometimes stopping is just as important as walking while out stomping. You’ll also hear one of the most incredibly descriptive grounding exercises on the podcast so far! Follow Adam Henson here.
10/2/202226 minutes, 20 seconds
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Pt 2: Adam Henson on the dark side of farming

In part 2 of Adam and Dr Alex’s stomp, you’ll hear them discussing the crisis amongst farmers that is causing them to be 3 times more likely to take their own lives. Adam discusses the problems that British farmers are facing that are contributing to such a disturbing statistic, as well as what needs to change in order to see a positive change.  Adam also shares how he found himself on the Countryfile presenting team and how he navigates life as a presenter and a farmer. Follow Adam Henson here.
10/2/202229 minutes, 40 seconds
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Pt 3: Adam Henson on finding joy outdoors

Join Adam Henson and Dr Alex in the final part of this stomp around Cotsworld Farm Park. You’ll hear Adam discussing why he received death threats, how being brought up on a farm taught him how to deal with loss and grief, and the reasons for writing his new book, Two for Joy. Follow Adam Henson here and pick up his new book Two for Joy here.
10/2/202216 minutes, 53 seconds
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Pt 1: First Dates barman, Merlin Griffiths in Badby Woods

The nation's favourite barman, Merlin Griffiths, joins Dr Alex this week for a stomp through Badby Woods in Northamptonshire. Merlin speaks to Dr Alex about his Bowel Cancer Diagnosis, his journey back to fitness, his Stoic mindset towards health and why it’s so important for his focus to be on the future. Make sure you know the signs of Bowel Cancer. Follow Merlin on @merlinfdc4
9/25/202227 minutes, 19 seconds
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Pt 2: Merlin Griffiths on becoming the ‘First Dates Barman’

Welcome to part 2 of this week's stomp with Merlin Griffiths and Dr Alex. You’ll hear Merlin discuss how he landed the First Dates job, why it’s important that we stop asking “why aren’t you drinking?” as well as hearing about one of Merlin's most amusing encounters on First Dates… Follow Merlin on @merlinfdc4
9/25/202219 minutes, 3 seconds
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Pt 3: Merlin Griffiths on life without regret

In the final part of Merlin and Dr Alex’s stomp, you’ll hear them discuss why a life without regret and judgement is the only way to truly be happy, the ways Merlin has coped with receiving tough news and the mindsets he’s adopted while going through treatment. Health Fact Source Make sure you know the signs of Bowel Cancer. Follow Merlin on @merlinfdc4
9/25/202219 minutes, 52 seconds
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Pt 1: Adam Kay in the Oxfordshire countryside

This week, Dr Alex is joined by author, comedian and ex-Obs and Gynae registrar Adam Kay. Adam became a well known author after he released his utterly hilarious and candid book, This Is Going To Hurt. In part one of this conversation, you’ll hear Dr Alex and Adam discussing his decision to leave London, how he wrote his painfully funny (and sometimes just painful) books, and how he has seen the pandemic impact our healthcare system. You can pick up a copy of Dr Alex’s new book A Better Day here.
9/19/202228 minutes, 27 seconds
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Pt 2: Adam Kay’s hospital and med-school anecdotes

In part 2 of Adam and Dr Alex’s conversation, you’ll hear them both sharing why they left medicine, their med-school anecdotes and discussing why the mental health of our Doctors and Nurses must be prioritised. Adam also talks about his new book, UNDOCTORED, which follows his life before and life after being a Doctor - of course with his signature comedic twist. You can buy Adam Kays new book here. SUPPORT LINKS: Hub of hope Practitioner Health Programme Doctors in Distress Laura Hyde Foundation
9/19/202228 minutes, 14 seconds
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Pt 3: Adam Kay on using comedy to cope

Welcome to the final part of Adam and Dr Alex’s stomp in Oxfordshire. It doesn’t take long for you to notice how Adam looks for the humour in almost every situation, however you’ll hear Dr Alex and Adam discuss why his humorous side can be both a strength and a weakness. They also touch on how he made such a drastic career change, and what that experience was like. You can pick up a copy of UNDOCTORED, Adam’s new book, here. Health Fact Source
9/19/202217 minutes, 52 seconds
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Pt 1: Lucy Edwards in South Loughton Valley Park

This week blind TikTok star, Lucy Edwards and her guide dog Molly, joins Dr Alex on the Stompcast. After losing her sight at 17 years old to the rare genetic disease Incontinentia Pigmenti, Lucy Edwards began sharing TikTok’s that educate her viewers on what it’s like to be blind.  Her most popular video on how she does her make-up as a blind person, amassed an incredible 19 million views. She is now a Pantene Ambassador and disability activist who has had an incredible impact on changing the lives of blind and visually impaired individuals. Follow Lucy on TikTok here.
9/11/202223 minutes, 20 seconds
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Pt 2: Lucy Edwards on accepting being blind

Welcome to part 2 of Lucy and Dr Alex’s conversation this week in South Loughton Valley Park. You’ll hear Lucy open up about the grieving process she experienced when she lost her sight, how she re-discovered her independence and why it’s so important for her to be present in making life easier for those who are blind and visually impaired. Follow Lucy on TikTok here.
9/11/202231 minutes, 14 seconds
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Pt 3: Lucy Edwards on banishing toxic mindsets

In this final part of the conversation with Lucy Edwards and Dr Alex, you’ll hear them discuss Lucy’s motto on why she’s ‘blind, not broken’, how important her depression and anxiety medication is and how the mindsets she adopted have helped her to recover from becoming blind. She shares how she banished her ‘toxic mindset’ which has allowed her to show up to create content to de-stigmatise disability. Lucy also explains how her role as Pantene Ambassador has allowed her to introduce global corporations to the latest NaviLens technology - an app which assists blind and visually impaired people while shopping. You can find out more about NaviLens and download the app here and watch Dr Alex’s anti-stigma video here.
9/11/202225 minutes, 23 seconds
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Pt 1: Toddla T in Queens Park

This week, it’s DJ and music producer Toddla T who’s on a stomp with Dr Alex. While walking around Queens Park in London, Toddla reflects on how his priorities around work and his family have changed over the last few years. LINKS: Check out Toddla’s single from his new EP
9/4/202223 minutes, 51 seconds
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Pt 2: Toddla T on ADHD in adulthood and addiction

In part 2, Toddla T opens up to Dr Alex about how ADHD is his superpower and how during one of the most successful parts of his career, he was going through the darkest part of his life. After a lifetime of not understanding where his lack of focus was coming from, Toddla was diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood. You’ll hear T speak about his general anxiety disorder, known as GAD, the ADHD symptoms he’s experienced throughout his life, as well as his diagnosis experience and his journey in finding the right medication balance for him. Toddla also shares how his self-soothing with alcohol was in fact the depths of addiction and how he subsequently became sober in order to improve both his health and lifestyle, especially as a father. LINKS: Toddla T’s new single: Bad From Mi Born The Unexpected Joy of being Sober by Catherine Gray
9/4/202231 minutes, 3 seconds
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Pt 3: Toddla T on the value of developing good habits

In the third and final part of Toddla T’s stomp with Dr Alex in Queen’s Park, you’ll hear them both discuss what’s in T’s toolkit for life. You’ll hear Toddla talk about how his mindset has changed with the support and knowledge he’s gathered throughout his diagnosis as well as what makes him truly content and happy and his relationship with his wife, Annie MacManus and their two children. Check out Toddla’s single from his new EP
9/4/202217 minutes, 7 seconds
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Pt 1: Rhys Stephenson in Peel Park

This week Dr Alex is out stomping with TV presenter and Strictly Come Dancing semi-finalist, Rhys Stephenson. Over the next three episodes, you’ll hear Dr Alex and Rhys on a stomp in Salford’s Peel Park.  In part one, you’ll hear Rhys discuss his ambassadorship with children's mental health charity, Place2Be, and how his passion for acting has gone on to shape his career as a CBBC presenter today.  Find out more about Place2Be and follow Rhys on socials over @rocketrhys
8/28/202229 minutes, 38 seconds
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Pt 2: Rhys Stephenson on finding belonging in spirituality

In part 2, Dr Alex and Rhys continue their stomp around Peel Park.  Rhys shares how he found his sense of belonging through his faith, and how growing up in a christian household doesn’t always make you religious.  Plus, he shares how finding a new community supported him after moving to Manchester alone.  Follow Rhys on socials over @rocketrhys
8/28/202226 minutes, 56 seconds
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Pt 3: Rhys Stephenson on coping with Strictly nerves

In the final part of our stomp with Rhys Stephenson, he chats to Dr Alex about his time dancing in the ballroom of Strictly Come Dancing.   Rhys shares the surprising call that got him onto Strictly, his biggest fears while competing on the show, and how he managed to deal with the intense nerves.   Plus, Dr Alex shares his health fact of the week which is a great one to test out while you listen. (Source)
8/28/202231 minutes, 37 seconds
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Pt 1: Rhian Sugden at Entwhistle Reservoir

Trigger warning: Emetophobia/Being sick. This week, Dr Alex is stomping with OnlyFans creator and longest-standing page 3 model, Rhian Sugden. Over the next three episodes, Rhian opens up about her fertility and IVF struggles, her mental health journey with Emetophobia, her phobia of being sick as well as the judgement and stigma surrounding OnlyFans. Find Rhian on Instagram, @rhiansuggers.  Check out our sponsor, Harrogate Spring Water’s, Mindful Drinking Hub here. * A partner of your life moments since 1571  ** Please drink responsibly. https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/  *** water contributes to the maintenance of normal physical and cognitive functions (at least 2.0L of water, from all sources, should be consumed per day)
8/21/202223 minutes, 19 seconds
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Pt 2: Rhian Sugden on OnlyFans, her Phobia and Hypnotherapy

Trigger warning: Emetophobia/Being sick. In part 2 of the podcast, Dr Alex and Rhian Sugden continue their stomp around Entwhistle Reservoir. Rhian speaks more about being hospitalised by her phobia of being sick and the types of therapy she has tried to overcome it, including her success with hypnotherapy and why being an OnlyFans creator allows her to regain control of her career. Find Rhian on Instagram, @rhiansuggers.  Check out our sponsor, Harrogate Spring Water’s, Mindful Drinking Hub here. * A partner of your life moments since 1571  ** Please drink responsibly. https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/  *** water contributes to the maintenance of normal physical and cognitive functions (at least 2.0L of water, from all sources, should be consumed per day)
8/21/202225 minutes, 20 seconds
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Pt 3: Rhian Sugden on her Fertility and IVF journey

In the third and final part of this week's episode, you’ll hear Dr Alex and Rhian Sugden bringing their stomp to an end while touching upon topics Rhian hasn’t previously opened up about. Rhian shares her IVF and fertility journey and what the ups and downs look like, her mum's cancer journey and how its changed her outlook on life as well as what’s in her toolkit for life. You can buy The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle here. Health fact source here. For IVF support and information, please head to the NHS website here. Check out our sponsor, Harrogate Spring Water’s, Mindful Drinking Hub here. * A partner of your life moments since 1571  ** Please drink responsibly. https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/  *** water contributes to the maintenance of normal physical and cognitive functions (at least 2.0L of water, from all sources, should be consumed per day)
8/21/202219 minutes, 15 seconds
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Pt 1: Scarlett Moffatt in Regents Park

This week TV personality and Samaritans ambassador, Scarlett Moffatt is joining Dr Alex on a walk around Regents Park. Listen out for the London Park backdrop of running water, the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre rehearsals and…the occasional siren. Scarlett opens up about what's in her stomping toolkit, how she made her move back up North after her life living in London left her feeling lonely and her advice for anybody feeling the same way. Head over to the Samaritans if you or someone you love needs help.
8/14/202219 minutes, 36 seconds
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Pt 2: Scarlett Moffatt on Tourettes and her facial tics

In part 2 of this episode Scarlett Moffatt and Dr Alex continue their walk around Regents Park. They both open up about their experiences with facial tics before talking about Scarlett’s Bells Palsy and how it affected her. They also discuss Scarlett's new documentary ‘Britain's Tourette's Mystery’ and how she dealt with making such a sensitive TV show. SUPPORT LINKS: Stroke Support & Information Bells Palsy Support & Information Facial Tics
8/14/202220 minutes, 37 seconds
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Pt 3: Scarlett Moffatt on combatting her loneliness

In this final part of this week's episode, Scarlett Moffatt and Dr Alex chat about what Scarlett relies on getting her through tough times, known on the podcast as the ‘Toolkit for Life’. Dr Alex also shares more advice and support on Facial Tics and what to do if you or somebody you know is in need of support. And of course, the Health Fact of the week is a surprising one! (Source)
8/14/202212 minutes, 36 seconds
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Pt 1: Sam Warburton in Cefn Onn Park

Sam Warburton is a well-loved, former professional rugby player who led as captain on both the Welsh national team and the British & Irish Lions. In this episode, you’ll be joining Dr Alex, Sam Warburton (and Sam’s dog Ledley!) on a stomp at Cefn Onn Park in Cardiff. You’ll hear them discussing Sam’s retirement from professional rugby, his BBC documentary and how he never doubted that he would play for the Lions. Follow Sam on socials @samwarbs.
8/7/202225 minutes, 36 seconds
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Pt 2: Sam Warburton on leadership, ambition and mental resilience

Being a professional rugby player and the team captain is a mentally and physically demanding job. In part two of this episode, you’ll hear Alex talk to Sam about his Sunday Times Bestselling Autobiography Open Side, where his ambition derives from and how he grew such high levels of mental resilience. Sam also opens up about his time as the Lion’s captain and shares his 4 P’s of leadership how he approached leadership to make the team the very best it could be and lead them to victory. You can purchase Sam’s Autobiography Open Side here and follow him on socials over at @samwarbs.
8/7/202232 minutes, 57 seconds
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Pt 3: Sam Warburton ‘don’t believe the tough rugby exterior’

In this final part of the episode with Sam Warburton walking in Cefn Onn Park, you’ll hear Sam reflect on the false alpha exterior and share what it’s really like before games and in the changing rooms. You’ll also hear how Sam’s young family have changed his perception on life and how he found purpose after retirement.  Check out Sam’s fitness academy page over on Instagram @sw7academy.
8/7/202224 minutes, 56 seconds
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Pt 3: How psychologist, Dr Julie, resets her mind

Listen to Part 1 and 2 before clicking play here! In this final part, you’ll discover how clinical psychologist, Dr Julie, copes when the going gets tough as well as what she’s found useful in reframing her mindset.  Dr Julie’s book ‘Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?’ can be purchased here and her brilliant TikTok is here.
7/31/202221 minutes, 18 seconds
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Pt 2: Dr Julie’s methods for managing anxiety

The feeling of anxiety ranges from person to person and no two cases are the same however, there are things we can all do manage those rising moments of panic and worry, of which are outlined by Dr Julie and Dr Alex in this episode. You’ll also hear Dr Julie talk about damaging mindsets and how mapping what is important to us can help us to make more mindful decisions. Make sure you check out Pt 1 before clicking play on part 2 as you’ll be missing some incredible advice and coping mechanisms from Dr Julie! Purchase Dr Julie’s book ‘Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?’ here and check out her TikTok here. Here is the source of this week’s Health Fact!
7/31/202223 minutes, 9 seconds
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Pt 1: Dr Julie on therapy misconceptions

Clinical psychologist and TikTok creator, Dr Julie Smith, joins Dr Alex stomping on the beach in Bournemouth this week. Dr Julie’s mission is to make therapy and mental health advice more accessible for the masses which has led her to amassing a huge following online.  This part of the conversation delves into what Dr Julie believes are misconceptions of therapy, the importance of understanding the difference between self indulgence and self compassion and why we need to reframe our ‘people have it worse than me’ mentality. You can buy Dr Julie’s book ‘Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?’ here and follow her TikTok here.
7/31/202214 minutes, 40 seconds
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Pt 3: Vicky Pattison on grief and her toolkit for life

In this final part, Vicky and Dr Alex have a moving and candid conversation about the grief they’re experiencing, after having lost significant people in their lives. The episode focuses on the coping mechanisms they’ve adopted to manage their grief and what’s in Vicky’s ‘toolkit for life’ - the mindsets and motto’s that have carried her through tough times and kept her smiling. Make sure to follow @dralexgeorge and @stompcast across socials as well as this weeks guest, @vickypattison! Links and Sources: Health fact of the week source Helplines: Links to bereavement support via Mind, here For support with suicide, speak to the Samaritans  To find help around drug and alcohol bereavement, head to Bead 
7/24/202218 minutes, 25 seconds
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Pt 2: Vicky Pattison on alcoholism

In part two, as Dr Alex and Vicky continue to stroll through Waltham Abbey, Vicky candidly opens up about her dad’s alcoholism, a topic she has only recently begun speaking publicly about. They also discuss her book ‘The Secret to Happy’ and how her ‘day numbering’ method helps her achieve balance. Remember to check out the @stompcast socials to take a look at the stomp in Waltham Abbey and head over to part 3 on your next stomp! Helplines, Links and Sources: ‘My Dad, Alcohol and Me’ documentary airs on Channel 4 on Tuesday 2nd August. Vicky's book ‘Secret to Happy’ can be purchased here. Helpline links: Find local alcohol addiction support services via the NHS here.
7/24/202222 minutes, 19 seconds
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Pt 1: Vicky Pattison in Waltham Abbey

For our first episode, we’re welcoming author and TV personality, Vicky Pattison onto Stompcast! In this first part, Vicky shares anecdotes and take-home advice about how she drowns out her inner critic, the value she gets from her life coach and what she can’t leave the house without - known on Stompcast as her ‘stomping toolkit’. For more updates on Vicky’s puppy Milo, follow her @vickypattison on Instagram and to see the beautiful stomp they did at Waltham Abbey, head to @stompcast across socials. Don’t forget to head over to part 2 once you’ve finished this episode!
7/24/202218 minutes, 34 seconds
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What is the Stompcast?

Welcome to Dr Alex George’s new podcast with a mission to get us all out stomping for the health of our mind and body. Join Dr Alex and his manager, Harry Grenville, to understand more about what the Stompcast is, why it’s split into three parts and what you can expect from the conversations. Make sure to hit follow so you’re reminded when a new episode goes live, and follow the podcast’s socials: Instagram: @thestompcast  TikTok: @stompcast The first episode goes live on Monday 25th July!
7/21/202224 minutes, 39 seconds