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Listening to That Elusive Inner Voice

Mistress Wellbeing

Release Date: 04/06/2022

The Surprising Truth about Making Change show art The Surprising Truth about Making Change

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Do you feel you're meant for better things? Or that you're just not using all your gifts? You want to play bigger but something holds you back? Today I'm exploring the two forces at work during the making of change, and how they can act like a foot on the accelerator and a foot on the brake.  The force for change, and the force for sameness. What I know is that change is a process, a verb, not a noun. It takes time. It can also be understood and supported so that you can step out into a bigger version of yourself and do those wonderful things (like starting a podcast). So how can you...

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How to Change Challenge Into Growth show art How to Change Challenge Into Growth

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How is adversity showing up in your life? Do you need support to manage it well? Not just to get through, but to work creatively with it so that it can lead to growth and wisdom instead of shutting down.   I notice that responding to adversity can take many forms. Compartmentalising, avoiding or being overwhelmed are a few that I see a lot in my work.   This makes so much sense in the immediate face of illness, bereavement, career crisis or other challenging experiences, but they are not good long-term solutions.   I know that therapy offers a way to process and allow emotion...

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From Self Criticism to Self Compassion show art From Self Criticism to Self Compassion

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I've had the 'flu and been sick for t he past five days, so here I am a day late with the podcast. It was so lovely to wake up this morning and feel that my sparkle is back! Yesterday I tried to convince myself that I 'HAD' to put out an episode, and pretty quickly turned from that critical, demanding, unreasonable voice towards a more self-compassionate, understanding one which said, 'Tomorrow you'll feel better, you can do it then.' I've been practising self compassion for some time now, and these are the fruits of my labour. Contrary to popular opinion, being self compassionate does not...

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Fabulous France Adventure Retreat show art Fabulous France Adventure Retreat

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I'm just back from five weeks in France where I had an amazing holiday, and offered a bespoke adventure retreat to one of my clients. We walked in the hills, swam in the Mediterranean and saw unbelievable ancient monuments like the Roman Pont Du Gard and the Templar city of La Couvertoirade in the Cevennes. It's been a while since I've ventured overseas on retreat, and this is my first experience of hosting in France, a country where I lived for a year and fell in love with the language and culture. My usual retreat venue is Bali, I've been going there since I was fourteen and love the people,...

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Receiving, Allowing, Softening show art Receiving, Allowing, Softening

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How good are you at receiving? Giving seems to be a lot more comfortable for most women, yet we need to allow things in if we are to truly thrive. Today I'm exploring a world view that goes with allowing your good to flow to you, it may be different from the world view you hold. There is an experiential exercise in allowing which will start you on your journey of expanding, breathing in and more consciously receiving. Let me know how you get on! Check out my .

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Weeding out 'Shoulds Weeding out 'Shoulds"

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What drives our behaviour? Sometimes we live according to unconscious beliefs which we took on board very early in life. Today I'm exploring this Gestalt concept of introjection, and how it can work against us until we develop the power of awareness. When introjects become conscious we have options to choose, but when they are operating out of awareness, they can have a powerful negative effect on thinking and behaviour. Here I offer a journalling technique to support you to bring the introjects into consciousness where you can start to work with them. Check out my .

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The Need-Shame Spiral show art The Need-Shame Spiral

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Do you know what you need at any given time? Often our needs can become so buried away that we have no idea what we really need. There re two big reasons for this that I see, First, women are often conditioned out of attending to our own needs in favour of caring for the needs of others. Second, a need-shame cycle has been set up in early childhood. This second concept is what I'm discussing here today, the way unmet needs become linked to shame and the buried even further out of awareness. To support you on your awareness journey I have a free gift for you. Check out my .

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Presence! show art Presence!

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Third in the series, I'm exploring the consept of presence. This is when you are relaxed, alert and ready for whatever is about to arise. An energetic availability in the present moment. This again involves dropping over-identification with the mind and its endless repetitive thoughts and accessing a deeper sense of self, usually situated somewhere in the body, though the actual site shifts constantly. Cultivating presence is a cornerstone of mental wellbeing. Check out my .

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Awareness! show art Awareness!

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Second in the key concepts series, awareness is the life blood of Gestalt psychotherapy. Unlike psychoanalysis, Gestalt seeks to build awareness within the client, and within the client/therapist dyad. This deeper knowing of the self is available to all of us but sometimes needs a little help to quiet the mind, process emotions, and acheive. Like mindfulness, awareness creates space. Space to be, to reflect and to replenish. Unlike mindfulness, awareness is a whole body experinece, not a mental activity. When the mind becomes quiet and awareness is available, we become powerful and purposeful...

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Contact! show art Contact!

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The first in my mini cast series about key concepts in wellbeing and mental health. How satisfying is the contact you make with the world? Sometimes it can be intensely satisfying and sometimes not. The key is how much of you is available at the contact boundary. We limit our availability when we get caught in the mind. So developing the abilty to step beyond thinking, and witness our own mind is how to develop your capacity for contact. Mental overdrive is so common currently. How do you quiet your mind so you can make deeper contact with yourself and the world around you?  Meditation,...

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Do you listen to your deep inner knowing?

Katie Grehan has been many things, she's a courageous leader and problem solver, and she know how to listen to the voice inside and take guidance.

Today we're chatting about how to know when enough is enough, how to shift direction, and how to ride the wave of your life and career so that you end up where you want to go.

Call it your inner guide, the universe, your higher self, God. We all have access to our deep voice of intuition which tells us when our path is correct or not. The question is, are we listening? Are we willing to take action?

Check out my free meditation library here.