Foundations For Wellness with Alex Crockford
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"Wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” – The World Health Organization. After indulging during the festive period, January can often be a month of restriction and grueling fitness plans... but can we tip the scale too far in the wrong direction and end up less healthy and more miserable? And are we paying enough attention to all the dimensions of wellness in order to really feel our best? Fitness model, personal trainer, creator of the crockfit app and health and fitness influencer Alex Crockford has a refr ..read more
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Christmas Anxiety and the Holiday Dread with Joshua Fletcher
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1M ago
The holiday season (the period between Thanksgiving until the New Year) is supposed to be a joyous time, full of celebrations with family and friends. But for many people, "the most wonderful time of year"... tis’ the season to feel stressed and anxious. It's normal to feel stressed or lower than usual at Christmas, especially if it's a time of year that brings back difficult memories or heightens or worsens any ongoing problems you may be going through. But there are things we can do to ease the stress and take the pressure off ourselves and there is no better guest than anxiety expert Joshua ..read more
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Unravelling Anxiety with Joshua Fletcher
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2M ago
Anxiety escapes no one but when it becomes disordered it can metamorphose into something quite sinister and debilitating. Joshua Fletcher has spent his entire career devoted to untangling the anxiety web and through his best-selling books, podcast, Manchester practice and legions of social media followers; helped millions along the way. With Gabby along for the ride, Josh breaks down the most common types of anxiety disorders and explains how anxiety doesn't have to be so scary, once we know where it came from and why it shows up.  ..read more
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Self Love with Jules Von Hep
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2M ago
February is International Boost Self-Esteem Month, an annual event dedicated to improving self-esteem among people across the globe. While having low self-esteem isn't a mental health problem in itself, living with low self-esteem can be detrimental to our mental health and lead to serious illnesses, such as depression, anxiety or an eating disorder.  The key to combating low self-esteem is self-love. Self-love is to practice a high regard for your own well-being and happiness. It means taking care of your own needs and not sacrificing your well-being to please others. Which many of us wi ..read more
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Sex, Sobriety & Self Love with Millie Gooch
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2M ago
Alcohol misuse interferes with chemicals in the brain that are vital for good mental health. So while initially after a drink we might feel relaxed and less stressed, in the long run the damage from the misuse of alcohol is highly likely to contribute to feelings of depression, anxiety and later down the line, dementia.  Millie Gooch, founder of the Sober Girl Society, an online platform for sober, sober curious, and mindful drinkers and author of The Sober Girl Society Handbook joins host Gabby to share insight into living life sober free as a young adult. Millie dispels many of the myth ..read more
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Disengaging with Depression with James Withey
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2M ago
James Withey author of the best-selling book ‘How to Tell Depression to Piss Off - 40 Ways to Get Your Life Back’ is no stranger to clinical depression. The author and editor of five books about mental health and mental illness talks to My Possible Self about why depression is such a life-threatening illness and should be treated as such, drawing from his own lived experience with the sickness. James also offers coping strategies on how to distance yourself from the disease, discusses why it's important to do the opposite of what depression is telling you to do and explains why the key to reco ..read more
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Food For Your Mood With Dr Uma Naidoo
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2M ago
Harvard trained psychiatrist Dr. Uma Naidoo is regarded nationally and internationally as a pioneer in the field of nutritional psychiatry. Author of “The Food Mood Connection” an incredible book that takes an in-depth look at how food affects our mental health, Dr. Uma couples her knowledge in psychiatry and nutritional science with her passion for food and experience as a professional chef to break down what food to avoid and consume to treat the most common mental health illnesses.  Dr. Naidoo shares some highly beneficial food hacks with host Gabby to help with depression, anxiety and ..read more
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Sexuality and Mental Health
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2M ago
Anyone can experience a mental health problem. But those who identify as LGBTQIA+ are more likely to develop problems like low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, self harm, suicidal feelings, post-traumatic stress disorders and substance abuse.  Being LGBTQIA+ doesn't cause these problems. But the struggles and challenges commonly faced such as homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, stigma and discrimination, difficult experiences of coming out, social isolation, exclusion, bullying and rejection are significant factors as to why so many suffer greatly with their mental health.  In this s ..read more
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Marginalisation and Psychological Resilience with Grace Quantock
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2M ago
Trailblazing psychotherapeutic counselor, coach and award-winning international wellness expert Grace Quantock hasn’t let chronic illness or disability stop her from living a fulfilled, joyful life. Living – and thriving – with often debilitating illness, she understands the emotional and physical rollercoaster that accompanies diagnosis and life struggles. Grace and host Gabby highlight and address the obstacles marginalized and multi-marginalized communities are met with. From discrimination and ignorance to technology and trauma, Grace works with clients all over the world that are faced wi ..read more
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Bullying In The Workplace with Julie Dennis
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2M ago
Bullying and harassment is behaviour that makes someone feel intimidated or offended. And when it takes place at work, it can make your working life miserable, subsequently losing faith in yourself and your abilities. It can also leave you feeling ill and depressed, vulnerable, isolated and challenging to motivate yourself to work.   In the second installment of My Possible Self’s mini-series on bullying, host Gabby talks to Julie Dennis, Head of Diversity and Inclusion for ACAS, the workplace expert for England, Wales and Scotland. ACAS gives employees and employers free, impartial advic ..read more
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