When teaching students about complex terms such as transference and countertransference, I am always on the lookout for useful short cuts. That is those stories that engage people through understanding such stuff that could easily switch them off – “I just don’t get it”.

This podcast featuring Mike Brearley is full of insights into quite challenging psychological processes. Mike Brearley is a well known cricket captain known for his ability to manage people. He makes a strong argument for learning self awareness – and yes that it can be learnt.

Here he describes psychoanalysis and its links with emotional intelligence and is worth listening to just for the confession tat he has never heard of Daniel Goleman!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06tn8x5

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