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Our aim at Connecte is to bring Psychology to you. Why? Because it’s fascinating and oh so helpful! Psychology is the study of how that little machine in our head “the mind” works and how it connects to our body and everything around us. With our solid research backgrounds, keen curiosity about how people work and experience helping people in clinical practice our aim is to cut through the hype that’s out there to bring the best psychological skills and practices to you in a concrete and actionable way so that you might integrate them into your own life.

Latest Episodes

Episode #5: Why we watch too much TV (and other “bad” habits)

In today’s episode Professor Koestner and I dive into the research around bad habits. We all have them and wish we didn’t. So what can we do about them? First we can think about changing habits at optimal times in our lives called “fresh starts”. Second, we can rethink how much “relaxation” we really need from things like TV, maybe it is less than we think? Fourth, we can make implementation plans so that we replace “bad” habits with new, more helpful habits (and experiment to see what works!). And finally, we can figure out how to go beyond the present moment, a concept called “transcendence” to think about a more important and meaningful goal or value.

53 MIN2017 JUN 17
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Episode #5: Why we watch too much TV (and other “bad” habits)

Episode #4: Weight loss: why is it so hard?

In today’s episode Professor Koestner and I put our heads together on the subject of weight loss. We try to shed some light on why losing weight is such a difficult challenge for most people and then look at how we might apply Professor Koestner’s 3 secrets for goal success to this challenge. Too many people are intensely dissatisfied with their weight & believe happiness is just on the other side of some number on the scale. Unfortunately, it is not. That pursuit is never-ending. But we believe it is possible to find happiness, meaning and body satisfaction through a healthier and more enjoyable lifestyle geared towards finding and maintaining your "best weight".

73 MIN2017 FEB 14
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Episode #4: Weight loss: why is it so hard?

Episode #3: When SMART is not enough... How to overcome our naturally limited capacity for self-control.

In today’s episode we dig deep into Professor Koestner’s research and experience to share three keys to goal success. The main reason most of us fail at our resolutions is likely due to our naturally limited capacity for self-control. Goal success is not about proving that we have the willpower to do it, that’s a good way to set ourselves up for failure. Those who succeed at their goals are those who find ways around their need for more self-control by creating personally relevant and meaningful goals, by devising a personally friendly plan of action for carrying them out and by seeking the support of empathic, interested people in their lives. Find out how you can stop trying to prove you can achieve your goals and start figuring out how you can help yourself achieve your goals!

59 MIN2017 JAN 19
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Episode #3: When SMART is not enough... How to overcome our naturally limited capacity for self-control.

Episode #2: Struggling to keep your New Year’s Resolutions yet? Tune in and find out how you might get back on track. Let’s get SMART for a start.

In today’s episode we kick off the season with the basics in goals setting. Professor Koestner talks about SMART goals, a well-known method for goal setting among organizational and sports psychologists. He gives some examples from his own life and the lives of others to help us better understand how to set goals that are specific, measurable, attainable and how to boost our self-confidence in our ability to reach our goals. Even if your goals are SMART self-control might still be an issue so don’t get too down on yourself if you feel you’re doing everything right and you’re still struggling. We’ll get into how to overcome limited self-control next time, so stay tuned.

53 MIN2017 JAN 14
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Episode #2: Struggling to keep your New Year’s Resolutions yet? Tune in and find out how you might get back on track. Let’s get SMART for a start.

Episode #1: An introduction to Professor Richard Koestner and the why, how and with whom of goal pursuit.

Richard Koestner is a Professor in the Psychology Department at McGill University where he has conducted research on human motivation for the past 27 years. He has published over 125 scientific articles and has received several awards for excellence in teaching. He first inspired my love of psychology when I attended his undergraduate class at McGill and in this episode he shares some of his expertise with you. We talk about his journey to becoming a professor and researcher and dive into a little research on teaching and parenting related to his earlier work. We move into a discussion about why it is difficult for people to successfully make changes in their lives; why we usually fail 6-7 times before we make changes last. Professor Koestner has dedicated his research to understanding what helps us beat these odds and in this episode he talks about three important ingredients for success related to the why, how and with whom of goal pursuit. We also discuss when we should think abo...

75 MIN2017 JAN 12
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Episode #1: An introduction to Professor Richard Koestner and the why, how and with whom of goal pursuit.
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Latest Episodes

Episode #5: Why we watch too much TV (and other “bad” habits)

In today’s episode Professor Koestner and I dive into the research around bad habits. We all have them and wish we didn’t. So what can we do about them? First we can think about changing habits at optimal times in our lives called “fresh starts”. Second, we can rethink how much “relaxation” we really need from things like TV, maybe it is less than we think? Fourth, we can make implementation plans so that we replace “bad” habits with new, more helpful habits (and experiment to see what works!). And finally, we can figure out how to go beyond the present moment, a concept called “transcendence” to think about a more important and meaningful goal or value.

53 MIN2017 JUN 17
Comments
Episode #5: Why we watch too much TV (and other “bad” habits)

Episode #4: Weight loss: why is it so hard?

In today’s episode Professor Koestner and I put our heads together on the subject of weight loss. We try to shed some light on why losing weight is such a difficult challenge for most people and then look at how we might apply Professor Koestner’s 3 secrets for goal success to this challenge. Too many people are intensely dissatisfied with their weight & believe happiness is just on the other side of some number on the scale. Unfortunately, it is not. That pursuit is never-ending. But we believe it is possible to find happiness, meaning and body satisfaction through a healthier and more enjoyable lifestyle geared towards finding and maintaining your "best weight".

73 MIN2017 FEB 14
Comments
Episode #4: Weight loss: why is it so hard?

Episode #3: When SMART is not enough... How to overcome our naturally limited capacity for self-control.

In today’s episode we dig deep into Professor Koestner’s research and experience to share three keys to goal success. The main reason most of us fail at our resolutions is likely due to our naturally limited capacity for self-control. Goal success is not about proving that we have the willpower to do it, that’s a good way to set ourselves up for failure. Those who succeed at their goals are those who find ways around their need for more self-control by creating personally relevant and meaningful goals, by devising a personally friendly plan of action for carrying them out and by seeking the support of empathic, interested people in their lives. Find out how you can stop trying to prove you can achieve your goals and start figuring out how you can help yourself achieve your goals!

59 MIN2017 JAN 19
Comments
Episode #3: When SMART is not enough... How to overcome our naturally limited capacity for self-control.

Episode #2: Struggling to keep your New Year’s Resolutions yet? Tune in and find out how you might get back on track. Let’s get SMART for a start.

In today’s episode we kick off the season with the basics in goals setting. Professor Koestner talks about SMART goals, a well-known method for goal setting among organizational and sports psychologists. He gives some examples from his own life and the lives of others to help us better understand how to set goals that are specific, measurable, attainable and how to boost our self-confidence in our ability to reach our goals. Even if your goals are SMART self-control might still be an issue so don’t get too down on yourself if you feel you’re doing everything right and you’re still struggling. We’ll get into how to overcome limited self-control next time, so stay tuned.

53 MIN2017 JAN 14
Comments
Episode #2: Struggling to keep your New Year’s Resolutions yet? Tune in and find out how you might get back on track. Let’s get SMART for a start.

Episode #1: An introduction to Professor Richard Koestner and the why, how and with whom of goal pursuit.

Richard Koestner is a Professor in the Psychology Department at McGill University where he has conducted research on human motivation for the past 27 years. He has published over 125 scientific articles and has received several awards for excellence in teaching. He first inspired my love of psychology when I attended his undergraduate class at McGill and in this episode he shares some of his expertise with you. We talk about his journey to becoming a professor and researcher and dive into a little research on teaching and parenting related to his earlier work. We move into a discussion about why it is difficult for people to successfully make changes in their lives; why we usually fail 6-7 times before we make changes last. Professor Koestner has dedicated his research to understanding what helps us beat these odds and in this episode he talks about three important ingredients for success related to the why, how and with whom of goal pursuit. We also discuss when we should think abo...

75 MIN2017 JAN 12
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Episode #1: An introduction to Professor Richard Koestner and the why, how and with whom of goal pursuit.
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