Agents of Hope

Listening For Hope with Dr Jo Taylor

April 10, 2020 Tim Season 1 Episode 1
Agents of Hope
Listening For Hope with Dr Jo Taylor
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Hello everyone and welcome to the first episode of my new podcast 'Agents of Hope'.

My name is Tim Cox. I am a trainee Educational Psychologist and I am passionate about psychology, hope and society. 

This podcast aims to promote hopeful thinking and conversation about positive change in the field of applied educational psychology, education and wider society.

I hope that the podcast can shed light on the positive contribution of passionate people and inspires hopeful thinking, conversations and action. Please subscribe and leave a comment if you enjoyed the 1st episode. Every episode I will include comments and questions about the podcast or the proposed subject, so please get involved!

Episode #1 - Listening For Hope

In this episode, I speak to Dr Jo Taylor, a Hackney native and Educational Psychologist about hope in Narrative Therapy, Consultation and adversity.

If you want to find out more about Jo's work you can check out his website:

Or listen to his podcast 'The Sizzle' which you can find on all major podcast and streaming services. He has some great episodes, I particularly enjoyed his conversations with Sue Roffey and William De Groot. Check them out!

We also try to answer some questions about hope asked by #twitterEPs.

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Narrative Therapy
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Hope Theory
Snyder, C. R. (2002). Hope theory: Rainbows in the mind. Psychological inquiry, 13(4), 249-275.
Hope without Optimism
Eagleton, T. (2015). Hope without optimism. Yale University Press.
Person-Centred Planning
Pearpoint, J., O'Brien, J., & Forest, M. (1993). PATH: A Workbook for Planning Positive Possible Futures: Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope: for Schools, Organizations, Businesses, Families. Inclusion Press.
Good Hope, Wishful and Wilful Thinking
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McGeer, V. (2008). Trust, hope and empowerment. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 86(2), 237-254.
Existential and Psychoanalytic Literature
Frankl, V. E. (1985). Man's search for meaning. Simon and Schuster.
Fromm, E. (2013). The art of being. Open Road Media.
Fromm, E., & Anderson, L. A. (2017). The sane society. Routledge.
Peterson, J. B. (1999). Maps of meaning: The architecture of belief. Psychology Press.
Intuitive and Rational decisions
Haidt, J. (2001). The emotional dog and its rational tail: a social intuitionist approach to moral judgment. Psychological review, 108(4), 814.
The Laughing Heart by Charles Bukowski
Flames of Ange

Support the show
Introduction to the podcast and Dr Jo Taylor
How we came to be having a discussion about hope
Hope and Narrative therapy
Hope in consultation
Hope in times of adversity
Q: How do we get the balance right between a foot in pain and foot in possibility? Do we sometimes push too quickly through pain to get to the hope?
Q: Are some people better at doing hope and do we need to be aware of privilege in that?
Concluding remarks