Ep 156: Psychological inflexibility

This is the first episode in a multi-part collaboration with the People Soup podcast. Across the next few episodes of both podcasts, we’re going to do a ‘deep dive’ into the skills that boost our psychological flexibility.

In this first introductory episode, Richard is joined by fellow psychologist Ross McIntosh, for a discussion about psychological flexibility, its benefits and the skills that allow us to experience them. They also look at how our psychological inflexibility can show up, particularly in how we respond to psychological discomfort, and explain what to expect from the remainder of this series.

You can find out more about psychological flexibility by visiting our PsychFlex resources page and by checking out the key resources posted below.

We’d love to hear from you to understand how this is landing and how you’re putting it into practice. Drop us an email (podcast at worklifepsych dot com) to let us know what questions or feedback you have.

As ever, thanks for listening!

(And don’t forget, you can also watch this episode over on our YouTube channel)

Resources for this episode


  • Date March 22, 2024
  • Tags Psychological Flexibility, Wellbeing