Dr. Caroline Leaf

Hi! I’m Dr. Caroline Leaf. I’m a cognitive neuroscientist, author, & mental health and mind expert. Whether you are struggling in your personal life or simply want to learn how to understand and use your mind to live your best life, this podcast will provide you with practical & scientific tips and tools to help you take back control over your mental, emotional, and physical health. Order my new book here:

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the importance of asking for help, and why we all need help at times! The Beatles really got it right. There are times when we will cry out “Help, I need somebody!”. We can’t do everything alone, and we shouldn’t be shamed for needing help.

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3:30 Why it can be hard to ask for help

5:00 Why we need a lot of self-compassion

9:20 Learning to listen to our “wise mind”

10:30 What the rope maze can teach you about asking for help

17:30 Why we need each other!

20:10 Why some people may find it challenging to ask for help

21:28 It is not just about you—it is about you in the world

22:00 The importance of the default mode network & asking for help

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Previous episodes

  • 414 - Podcast 350: Why it’s so hard to ask for help + life-changing lessons from a rope maze experiment  
    Mon, 24 Jan 2022
  • 413 - Podcast 349: How self-boundaries can help improve self-esteem, overcome self-loathing, and rebuild identity after trauma  
    Thu, 20 Jan 2022
  • 412 - Podcast 348: The best mental health lessons from Ted Lasso 
    Mon, 17 Jan 2022
  • 411 - Podcast 347: The unconventional guide to owning your worth, cultivating self-love, and stepping into your power 
    Thu, 13 Jan 2022
  • 410 - Podcast 346: How to manage your mental health when a relationship changes or ends  
    Mon, 10 Jan 2022
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