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S2E10: Mental Self-Care with Catri Barrett

S2E10: Mental Self-Care with Catri Barrett

September 16, 2020

In the season 2 finale, Curiosity Club founder, Life Coach and Mindset Expert Catri Barrett explores mental self-care: All the ways you can support your mental wellbeing and prevent mental health problems from getting worse or, in some cases, even occurring in the first place.

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Catri Explores:

 

• The different types of self-care: Social, physical, mental, emotional, and financial etc.

• Potential barriers of engaging with practices that can protect and enhance your wellbeing

• What is mental self-care?

• Understanding your unique mental health

• How to work on your mental hygiene and habits using:

 

- Thoughtwork: What thoughts nurture your wellbeing and which don’t? Believe them less. Know that just because you think something doesn’t make it true.

- Becoming more future focused instead of stuck ruminating in the past

- Quitting comparison

- Practicing gratitude

- Practice mental flexibility with problem solving and shifting perspectives

 

• How self-care can improve your self-esteem and confidence by affirming your self-worth

• The importance of focusing on your strengths and practicing self-compassion

• How to use journalling to support your mental wellbeing

• Nurturing your community to strengthen your connections by finding people who make you feel most comfortable, most valued, and help you see different perspectives. 

• Emotional self-care: Acknowledge uncomfortable emotions and allow yourself to to express your feelings on a regular basis to develop resilience and coping skills.

• Taking care of your physical healh: Sleep, Regular exercise, Nourishing meals, Gut health etc.

 

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S2E9: Courage, Vulnerability & Stepping Into Anti-Racism with Allysa Rochelle

S2E9: Courage, Vulnerability & Stepping Into Anti-Racism with Allysa Rochelle

September 9, 2020

In S2E9, Catri Barrett speaks to host of the Vulnerable podcast, Allysa Rochelle. She is also the founder of TING, a consultancy that works to create safe spaces for marginalised people within the workplace and offers personal and professional development programmes to young Black future leaders.

 

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Talking points in this episode:

 

  • How courage, vulnerability and anti-racism work intersect and influence one another
  • What it means to be courageous and how taking personal responsibility for your life can enable you to heal from anything you’ve experienced
  • Way’s you might be spiritually bypassing yourself and how to stop
  • The importance of white people releasing shame before stepping into anti-racism work so that you don’t get stuck in guilt
  • The problem with refusing to acknowledge race or refer to your own, or others, skin colour and why it’s important to understand and use terminology like white supremacy, privilege and intersectionality
  • Releasing shame and mobilising yourself: How to step into anti-racism work and create a better future for your ancestors

 

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S2E8: The Gut/Brain Connection with Eve Kalinik

S2E8: The Gut/Brain Connection with Eve Kalinik

September 2, 2020

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In S2E8, Catri Barrett speaks to Nutritional Therapist and Author of 'Be Good To Your Gut' and Happy Gut, Happy Mind', Eve Kalinik. 

 

Eve draws on the science and research around the gut-brain connection alongside her clinical experience to give insight into how this bi-directional relationship works, and the diet and lifestyle steps that can support this connection. She writes her regular column PSYCHOLOGIES magazine called HAPPY GUT, and hosts masterclasses with THE GUARDIAN.

 

In this episode Catri and Eve explore:

 

• Functional Medicine: Addressing underlying courses and triggers for an individual instead of just the symptoms

• The relationship between gut health and the other systems of our body

• How our gut health can affect our overall health and wellbeing

• The role our gut health has in our immune system, managing inflammation and in producing neurotransmitters

• The function of the vagus nerve and why it's important

• What is the gut/brain connection, why it's important and how our gut communicates with our brain

• Psychobiotics and how new studies are exploring the ways gut microbiome and the types of neurotransmitters they produce could have a role in supporting some types of therapy for people with mood disorders

• What can challenge our gut health: our lifestyles, quality in our soil, overuse in medications - antibiotics and anti-inflammatories - stress, digital stimulation switching our minds on constantly, sleep etc.

• How you can use your daily 'movements' and no.2's to check-in on your gut health

• Way's to support your gut health for a happy gut, happy mind.

 

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S2E7: Self-harm & Mental Health with Satveer Nijjar

S2E7: Self-harm & Mental Health with Satveer Nijjar

August 26, 2020

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In S2E7, Catri Barrett speaks to self-harm expert and educator, Satveer Nijjar. Satveer is the founder of Attention Seekers, which offers bespoke self-harm awareness training to schools, workplaces and institutions.

 

In this open, raw and educational episode, Catri and Satveer explore...

 

  • The different definitions of self-harm and what it means to self-injure and self-poison
  • Triggers of self-harm: emotional distress and struggling
  • Risk taking behaviours: how sexual and criminal risk taking and sabotaging relationships can be intentionally harmful to oneself.
  • Spotting potential early signs
  • How to best support and speak to someone who is self-harming even if you don’t understand
  • Ways to remove the stigma and taboo that is fed by fear and a lack of understanding
  • Potential barriers that prevent someone from engaging with support and treatment ways to overcome this
  • Unhelpful language and phrases that should be avoided when talk to someone, or about, self-harm and better alternatives.

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S2E6: Co-dependancy and dysfunctional relationships with Jo Westwood.

S2E6: Co-dependancy and dysfunctional relationships with Jo Westwood.

August 19, 2020

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In S2E6, Catri Barrett speaks to co-dependancy expert Jo Westwood. Jo is a life coach who specialises in helping women to escape the soul destroying cycle of codependency, reclaim their lives with confidence and live Lovingly Fierce. She is an author, speaker and creator of the online codependency recovery course, also called Lovingly Fierce.

In this episode Catri and Jo explore...

 

• What it means to be co-dependant and how you can recognised the signs and symptoms in your romantic, professional and family relationships

• The impact that co-dependancy can have on your mental health and emotional wellbeing

• Co-dependant behaviours and the need for external validation

• Dysfunctional relationships and why they are often co-dependant

• Co-dependancy as an addiction, the recovery process and attending co-dependant anonymous meetings

• The impact lockdown has had on co-dependants

• Manipulating kindness: what it means to  give without expectations of anything in return

• How you can recover from co-dependancy and Jo’s process to building healthier, happier relationships with yourself and others.

 

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S2E5: Everyday addictions and changing habits with Shahroo Izadi

S2E5: Everyday addictions and changing habits with Shahroo Izadi

August 12, 2020

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In S2E5 Catri Barrett speaks to Behavioural Change Specialist, speaker and author, Shahroo Izadi. Shahroo's experience working in the addiction treatment field led her to dedicate her work to highlighting what those in long-term recovery from substance misuse can teach the general population about motivation, self-compassion and self-awareness. She has written two books, The Kindness Method and The Last Diet. 

 

In this episode Catri and Shahroo explore... 

 

• Why it can be so hard to change our habits and behaviours, what we need to know and how we can actually maintain motivation to make long term, positive progress. 

• Lessons from addiction: How we need to change our perceptions of addiction, managing everyday addictions like shopping, gaming and social media,  and what each of us can learn from the recovery process.

• Self-Kindness and practical ways of being more compassionate to yourself

• How to navigate lapses and relapses when we’re trying to make a change to our life

• Myths and misconceptions around habits and making changes

• Coping strategies and what to do when they are taken away, such as in during lockdown.

• Self-talk and the impact this can have on whether we effectively change our behaviours or not

• The importance of motivation and how to find it for yourself

• The steps to changing your habits and behaviours long-term. In particular, changing habits around food, eating, and binge drinking and alcohol.

 

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S2E4: Eco-anxiety, the climate crisis and radical hope with Clover Hogan and Caroline Hickman

S2E4: Eco-anxiety, the climate crisis and radical hope with Clover Hogan and Caroline Hickman

August 5, 2020

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In S2E4 Catri Barrett speaks to climate activist and founder of Force of Nature, Clover Hogan, and Climate Psychologist and counsellor Caroline Hickman about how we can navigate eco-anxiety and turn our fear and despair into radical hope to become more resilient in the face of the climate crisis.

 

Clover is a 21yo climate activist, researcher on eco-anxiety, and the founder of Force of Nature - a youth-led organisation empowering her generation to step up, rather than shut down, in the face of our planet’s messiest problems.

 

 

Caroline is a psychologist, counsellor and researcher specialising in climate psychology. Through her research at the University of Bath and her work with the Climate Psychology Alliance, Caroline brings a psychotherapeutic understanding to the climate and biodiversity emergency. Caroline also hosts the Climate Crisis Conversations podcast series entitled ‘Catastrophe or transformation’.

 

They spoke about...

 

 

• What lessons can we draw from the Coronavirus pandemic when facing the climate crisis.

 

• What is eco-anxiety and how you can help yourself if you're struggling. How to process and navigate feelings of fear, anger, despair, hopelessness and grief when it comes to the climate emergency and the future of our planet.

 

• What we need to understand about ourselves as flawed individuals and as humans in order to be more compassionate and better show up to the planet and others.

 

• How we can become more robust and resilient to the uncertainty and challenges of the future.

 

• What it means to become an internal and external activist.

 

• How you can shift your relationship with fear and anxiety and channel it into agency and positive action.

 

• What we can do in order to remain radically hopeful in the face of the climate crisis and during difficult times.

 

•Recognising the unconscious patterns and broken systems that have caused us to get to this point within society and what are better alternatives moving forward.

 

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S2E3: Imposter Syndrome, Confidence and Positive Psychology with Tiwa Oglunesi

S2E3: Imposter Syndrome, Confidence and Positive Psychology with Tiwa Oglunesi

July 28, 2020

S2E3: In this episode, Catri Barrett speaks with Confidence Coach and founder of Confident and Killing It, Tiwalola Ogunlesi. Tiwa specialises in using Positive Psychology to help wake women up to their worth so they can be confident, unstoppable and dare to live the life they truly desire.

 

They spoke about:

 

  • The connection between confidence and mental/emotional health.

 

  • What is positive psychology and how to practice it to help nurture your strengths and happiness enabling you to become more satisfied and fulfilled in life.

 

  • Ways you can wake up to your own self-worth and start taking action towards your dream.

 

  • Catri shares her journey of improving the debilitating lack of confidence that used to feed her anxiety, procrastination and unhealthy relationships.

 

  • Imposter syndrome and how you can overcome self-doubt at work, in your relationships and all areas of your life.

 

 

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S2E2: Grief, Change & Living Loss with Julia Samuel MBE

S2E2: Grief, Change & Living Loss with Julia Samuel MBE

July 22, 2020

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S2E2: Catri Barrett speaks to psychotherapist and author, Julia Samuel MBE. As one of the UK’s leading psychotherapists, Julia helped launch and establish the charity Child Bereavement UK and was awarded an MBE in recognition of her services to bereaved children, as well as an Honorary Doctorate from Middlesex University.

 

In this episode, we speak about...

 

  • Healthy grieving and what you can do if you're struggling right now after the loss of a loved one or experiencing a crisis or change.

 

  • Living loss: How we can all experience grief during times of change at any point in life such as losing a job, moving house, becoming a parent, aging or during a pandemic.

 

  • How the pandemic has bought up the reality of our mortality a lot more up close and personal and what this means for us all moving forward.

 

  • Julia shares her 8 pillars to help you feel more steady and become more resilient and better adapt to and navigate change.

 

  • Julia unpacks the biggest misconceptions that surround grief around 'getting over it', healing with time, forgetting and moving on.

 

  • The importance of talking about death and loss. How the Victorians did grief well but sex badly in comparison to nowadays where we talk about sex a lot but are very bad at talking about death.

 

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S2E1: Truth talks & confronting ourselves with Sima Kumar

S2E1: Truth talks & confronting ourselves with Sima Kumar

July 14, 2020

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To kick off season two of the Curiosity Club podcast Catri Barrett is talking with Sima Kumar, the CEO of diversity and inclusion company The Other Box, a consultant, coach and certified yoga therapist. 

This episode is called 'truth talks' for a reason; it’s all about the importance of confronting the hidden, darker areas of ourselves if we want to improve our emotional and mental wellbeing.

 

We spoke about...

 

• What it really means to be human right now during the pandemic and all that’s been going on with the black lives matter movement recently

• Practising anti-racism

• How important it is that we all examine the conditioning and patterns within us all and the negative impact it can have on us and future generations if we don’t

• Why Sima deviated from mainstream yoga

• The impacts that spiritual bypassing and gaslighting ourselves, and others, can have

• How you can stop caring so much about what other people think of you

 

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