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The Black Country Blokes Podcast: Building a Better Mind and Body with IFBB Pro John Collins
In this episode of The Black Country Blokes Podcast, host Lee Cadman and Kev Dillon sit down with IFBB Pro and fitness expert John Collins to talk about his journey in bodybuilding and the mental fortitude required to achieve success in the sport.
John shares insights into his training regimen, nutrition, and approach to competition, as well as his experiences with mental health and how he maintains a positive mindset. He also talks about his new podcast, "Down to the Core," where he explores the connection between physical fitness and mental wellbeing.
Whether you're a seasoned athlete or just starting out on your fitness journey, this conversation is sure to inspire and motivate you to push yourself to be your best.
Don't forget to subscribe to The Black Country Blokes Podcast and check out "Down to the Core" for more great content from John Collins.
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185. Rebuilding Lives from Gambling Addiction ft. Kevan Mailey53:49Join us for another compelling episode of The Black Country Blokes podcast, as we sit down with Kevan Mailey, a senior support worker at Gordon Moody. At Gordon Moody, their unwavering passion is to assist individuals who have been deeply impacted by gambling harm. In this episode, we delve into the vital work they do and the transformative impact it has on people's lives.Kevan Mailey brings his wealth of experience as he shares stories of hope and recovery. As a senior support worker, he plays a pivotal role in helping individuals reclaim their lives and rebuild after gambling addiction. Discover the effective therapies, interventions, and counseling provided by Gordon Moody, creating safe and supportive environments for those seeking freedom from the clutches of gambling.Join us as we explore the challenges and triumphs of supporting individuals on their journey to recovery. Gain valuable insights into the power of therapy, intervention, and counseling in transforming lives affected by gambling addiction. This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking inspiration and understanding of the path to reclaiming one's life.Tune in to The Black Country Blokes podcast as we engage in a thought-provoking conversation with Kevan Mailey, shedding light on the transformative work of Gordon Moody and the resilience of those striving for recovery.#TheBlackCountryBlokes #RebuildingLives #GamblingAddiction #SupportingRecovery #GordonMoody #TherapyForAddiction
184. The Black Country Blokes: Thriving Through Chronic Pain ft. Isaac Kakone46:39Join us for another inspiring episode of The Black Country Blokes podcast, as we sit down with Isaac Kakone, a motivational speaker and advocate for those living with chronic pain. Isaac's journey is one of incredible resilience and transformation. In this episode, he opens up about how chronic pain forced him to make profound changes in his life, reshaping his perspective and ultimately leading him to help others facing similar challenges.Isaac's insightful discussion sheds light on the power of recognizing chronic pain as an opportunity for growth and support. He shares valuable insights on how to navigate difficulties, find strength within oneself, and embark on a new beginning. Whether you personally experience chronic pain or know someone who does, this conversation will inspire and empower you.Tune in to The Black Country Blokes podcast as we delve into Isaac's journey, explore strategies to overcome chronic pain, and discover the limitless potential that lies within us all. Don't miss this transformative episode filled with hope, motivation, and a fresh perspective on life.Isaac's Linktree: https://linktr.ee/IsaacKakone?utm_source=linktree_profile_share#TheBlackCountryBlokes #ChronicPainJourney #FindingStrength #MotivationalSpeaker #ThrivingThroughPain
183. Talking About Dying Matters Awareness Week with Prashant Naik58:44In this episode of The Black Country Blokes, we are joined by special guest Prashant Naik, who shares his personal journey as a widower and the work he does as a Listening & Guidance Advisor in a GP practice. With Dying Matters Awareness Week coming up, we delve into the topics of grief, loss, and healing, and the importance of having conversations around death and dying. Prashant brings his expertise in the area of grief and loss to the table, sharing insights and tips for coping with bereavement. Tune in for a powerful and informative conversation on this important topic.#DyingMattersAwarenessWeek #GriefandLoss #Healing #Bereavement #BlackCountryBlokes #PrashantNaik #NHS #Chaplaincy #MenSupportingMen #CancerJourneysEnd
182. Overcoming Alcohol Addiction with Just Straight Talk55:00In this episode of The Black Country Blokes Mental Health podcast, we are joined by special guest James from Just Straight Talk, a Community Interest Company that provides practical help, support, and motivation to individuals in The Black Country who are disadvantaged and facing barriers. James shares his personal story of overcoming alcohol addiction and how JST's holistic approach helped him on his journey to recovery. Since 2012, JST has worked with over 4,200 individuals with a range of issues, from crisis situations to those needing a helping hand. Their bespoke support is not restricted to certain age groups, and they ensure no one is turned away. Join us as we discuss James' inspiring story and how JST is making a positive impact in the community. #MentalHealthAwareness and #JustStraightTalk.
181. Empowering Hope: Mental Health Journey and Coping Strategies with Ben Barlow01:05:42Welcome to Black Country Blokes, where we have real conversations about mental health. In this episode, we are joined by Ben Barlow, a 24-year-old NHS Expert by Experience trainer and mental health advocate. Ben shares his personal journey with complex-PTSD and recurrent depression, including numerous suicide attempts, inpatient stays, and his road to recovery.Ben also discusses his coping strategies, including how kickboxing and boxing have been a significant outlet for him, as well as his interests in cars and gaming. Additionally, he talks about his public speaking business, BenTalksMH, where he shares his story to empower hope and encourage others to speak up about their mental health.Join us for this insightful conversation on mental health, coping mechanisms, and empowering hope. Don't forget to like, share, and subscribe to our channel for more content like this.Hashtags: #MentalHealthAwareness #EmpoweringHope #BlackCountryBlokes #BenTalksMH #NHSExpertTrainer #ComplexPTSD #RecurrentDepression #CopingMechanisms #SuicidePrevention #PublicSpeaking
180. Woodturning for Mental Wellness: A Special Chat with Wolfgang Schulze-Zachau25:48Join the Black Country Blokes in this enlightening episode as we welcome special guest Wolfgang Schulze-Zachau from the Black Country Woodturners club. Learn how woodturning can benefit mental health and the community, and hear about the experiences and support offered at the Dudley College-based club. Whether you're a hobbyist or professional woodturner, this episode is packed with inspiration and practical tips for everyone. Don't miss out! 🌳🎙️🔹 Connect with Wolfgang and the Black Country Woodturners:Website: www.blackcountrywoodturners.co.uk🔹 Follow the Black Country Blokes Podcast:Web: www.blackcountryblokes.co.ukSubscribe: www.youtube.com/channel/UCaf9AXib-iEm...Instagram: www.instagram.com/theblackcountryblokes/?hl=enFacebook: www.facebook.com/theblackcountryblokes#BlackCountryBlokes #MentalHealth #Woodturning #DudleyCollege #WolfgangSchulzeZachau #BlackCountryWoodturners #Hobby #Woodworking #Wellness #Community
179. From Mental Health Struggles to a £100m Business Vision: Scott Haywood's Inspiring Journey01:35:08Join Lee and Kev on this episode of The Black Country Blokes podcast as they sit down with special guest Scott Haywood, a venture capitalist with an incredible story of resilience and determination. Scott opens up about his humble beginnings, growing up in the Black Country, and how he overcame mental health challenges while building a thriving business empire. Discover how he went from an elevator engineer to acquiring a small elevator company, and his ambitious plans for PACE, a venture focused on rescuing struggling businesses. Scott shares his passion for giving back to the community and the person who helped change his life, providing invaluable insights and inspiration for anyone facing similar battles. Don't miss this powerful conversation about mental health, entrepreneurship, and the power of support. #MentalHealth #Entrepreneurship #BlackCountryBlokes #VentureCapital #ScottHaywood #CommunitySupport
178. Recovery from Addiction: Insights from Dr. Lloyd Baron at Atlantic House Recovery Centre01:06:10In this episode of The Black Country Blokes Podcast, we have a special guest, Dr. Lloyd Baron, who is a specialty doctor at Atlantic House Recovery Centre in Lye, Dudley. He is also a GP partner at Kingswinford Medical Practice and the clinical lead for health inequalities and DIHC. Dr. Baron shares his expertise and insights into drug and alcohol addiction recovery and how Atlantic House Recovery Centre helps people overcome addiction.Located in Lye, Dudley, Atlantic House Recovery Centre provides comprehensive recovery programs for drug and alcohol addiction. Dr. Baron discusses the range of services offered by the centre, including detoxification, rehabilitation, counseling, and aftercare.If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, this episode will provide valuable insights into the recovery process and the resources available at Atlantic House Recovery Centre. Don't miss this informative discussion!Hashtags: #AtlanticHouseRecoveryCentre #AddictionRecovery #DrLloydBaron #TheBlackCountryBlokes #DrugAddiction #AlcoholAddiction #RecoveryJourney #HealthInequalities #DIHC #Lye #Dudley #KingswinfordMedicalPractice #Counseling #Detoxification #Rehabilitation #Aftercare #RecoveryResources