Season 5, Episode 21 – James van Cuylenburg

Other than being a Clinical Psychologist (with a child specialisation), Dr James van Cuylenburg is not only Hugh and Josh’s cousin, but in Hugh’s opinion, he’s the greatest piano player in the world – which provides zero context for this incredible episode.

James covers so much in this 90 minutes that it’s almost impossible to sum up here.

Everything from the development of our kids today, screentime issues, the cost of ambition, the importance of self-compassion and James’s own experiences with bullying and how it motivated him to study psychology. Among MANY other topics.

This episode is not just about kids. It’s about the human experience and why we should all acknowledge and love our “wonky bricks” and make the most of our short time on this floating ball we call earth.


To learn more about James’s work, or book into see him or another psychologist at Engage One on One, follow this link:

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