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  • Fearne Cotton talks to incredible people about life, love, loss, and everything in-between as she reveals what happiness means to them.

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  • Jun 27 2022

    If you tend to doubt yourself, do you know why? Psychotherapist, best-selling author, and former NHS lead for Mental Health Owen O’Kane has spent a lifetime unpicking his own past as a gay Irish Catholic child who was bullied and surrounded by bombs and bullets in the hope of understanding where his fear and shame in adulthood came from.


    In this chat, he and Fearne talk about why therapy isn’t just about talking – that’s just one part – it’s actually about so much more, like who you surround yourself with, how you set boundaries, and the types of choices you make. Owen also explores what he’s learnt about living a full life from working with people who are dying in palliative care.


    Owen’s new book, How To Be Your Own Therapist, is out now.


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    1 hr and 8 mins
  • Jun 20 2022

    Do you have open conversations at work when you’re in pain emotionally or physically? After going through numerous rounds of IVF, as well as having a miscarriage, broadcaster, writer, and author Emma Barnett wants to re-brand pain as weakness into pain as strength, especially at work.


    In this chat with Fearne, she talks through the worries she had that she might be seen as greedy for wanting a second child through IVF when she’d already had a wonderful son by IVF, and how she’s put this shame to bed. They also explore the often cruel language around infertility, and the difference between sympathy and empathy when it comes to difficulties conceiving.


    You can sign up to Emma’s new newsletter, ‘Trying’, here: https://emmabarnett.substack.com/


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    59 mins
  • Jun 13 2022

    Broadcaster and author Sara Cox joins Fearne for a special live episode of Happy Place at The Podcast Show in Islington. A brilliant storyteller, Sara talks about the process of finding her own voice and becoming a confident raconteur both on the radio and in her personal life.


    In this chat, Fearne and Sara also explore friendships – how our friends heavily influence who we are as individuals, how to sustain friendships over a lifetime, and how to kindly break up with a friend if you notice they’re really just a drain on your energy.


    Sara’s novel, Thrown, is out now.


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    1 hr and 1 min

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  • 05-29-22

Very insightful and wise

Never listened to Ferne before . listened to Ferne and Will young. Really resonated with the age thing turning 41 and unlearning everything you have ever known through a very difficult period of the mirror of truth being held up to all the toxic beliefs , behaviours , relationships that I dont need anymore. It's so refreshing to hear you and Will discussing dysregulation of the nervous system. And really listening to your gut and intuition. Success , ambition an statues is no longer important to me. My main focus now is forming safe, secure attachments, learning what helps my nervous system and forming a loving , kind relationship to myself even though it's so hard every day with fibromyalgia and complex PTSD. Thank you for reminding me I need to put my nervous system first .

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  • Tracy
  • 05-19-22

Brilliant

I loved this conversation. Listened to it whilst walking the dog with a smile on my face. So refreshing to get people being honest at last. Love these podcasts. Ferne, you’re amazing x

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  • Clare Rowe
  • 03-09-22

Fantastic podcasts so glad I found them, enjoying

Wonderful, insightful, inspiring. Love them and so look forward to them weekly. take so much from them, thank you 😊

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  • Jojo
  • 03-04-22

Life changing

Love this podcast it's warm, insightful, enlightening and Fearne approaches the topics with honesty, integrity and curiosity which is so refreshing. Expert guests from a wide range of fields all contribute to educating the listener and getting us talking about and paying attention to our own mental health and well being. Fearne's making the world a better place one podcast at a time.

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  • 02-01-22

amazing podcast

This was an amazing podcast to listen to ❤ I laughed and cried while listening.

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  • 12-27-21

sick of adverts

Absolutely unbelievable to have adverts about sonos in the middle of such emotive podcast. Has ruined this podcast for me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-17-21

AN ABSOLUTE MUST LISTEN

Whoa! what a great podcast series, Ferne is a fantastic host and asked some great questions bringing out the best in each and every guest .

Inspirational , insightful and full of little gems you can apply to your own life...

Fantastic, a great find to listen to, thank you Ferne .