About the Episode
Many of us have battled mental health issues during the previous two and a half years. Also, we often do not have a toolbox to deal with sentiments like regrets. However, maintaining a healthy mind is a skill everyone can develop and hone, regardless of upbringing or circumstance.
Dr. Bill Howatt, an expert on mental health in the workplace, is here with me for today’s episode of the pursuit of learning podcast. He has studied and spoken extensively on the topic of how businesses should safeguard and promote employees’ mental health on the job, earning him a reputation as a leading expert in the field internationally. Dr. Bill has spent over 30 years working in the mental health and psychological safety field. Moreover, he has vast clinical expertise due to his own struggles and eventual triumph over mental health issues. His approach to mental health is transparent, honest, and productive; also, he provides answers that are both well-tailored yet often overlooked in the workplace. His book “No Regrets” outlines the five things you can do right now to improve your mental fitness and be ready to face life’s obstacles. Also, it provides the resources and guidance you need to construct a life you can enjoy.
Throughout the conversation, we explore the steps we may take to live today for tomorrow’s emotional well-being. Also, we discuss ways in which we might improve our mental health and resilience through the use of specific, manageable techniques. Furthermore, Dr. Bill elaborates on why many individuals lack emotional literacy. In his opinion, we must recognize that mental well-being is not a pathology but rather a mental condition. Additionally, he addresses the significance of knowing your ideal self and the structure of a negative thought audit.