June 11, 2021
This week I am joined by Wendy from https://www.almostperfect.me/ to talk about emotional eating and being confident in your body.
In this amazing episode, Wendy shares her story of her relationship between food and her weight and how she uses her experiences to help other people.
Breaking the links and habits of emotional eating is a key part of becoming a happier and healthier person with the incredible side effect of helping you maintain a healthy weight.
We also discuss how you can use mindfulness to become more aware of the habits you have formed around food that may be leading you to be unhappy with how you look.
As always if you would like to know more about how I help with anxiety and build confidence in my clients then head here:https://www.anxiety2confidence.com/
June 4, 2021
In this episode, Michelle talks about her early experiences of anxiety and how she managed her anxiety throughout a stressful career.
Michelle also shares the devastation of losing her first child Colette after only 9 days and a very traumatic birth. This experience led Michelle to set up a foundation in Colette's name which can help other families in the same situation.
You can find out more about the support the foundation offers here: https://colettelouise.com/
Michelle's incredible strength really shows through in this episode, especially when we talk about the birth of her second child, Elliot.
Please be aware that some of the content of this episode may be upsetting, however the overall episode is positive and full of hope for the future.
As always, if you would like to know more about me and the work I do then head here: https://www.anxiety2confidence.com/
May 28, 2021
"I wasn't weak, I was just human" Ian
This weeks guest talks about how a stressful period in his life resulted in a mental health breakdown. This episode is amazing because Ian talks about how his experiences in the Royal Air Force and playing high level amateur rugby led him to believe initially that struggling to cope was a sign of weakness.
Ian talks about the dangers of not talking or admitting when you need help and the challenge of expressing feelings.
We also discuss what Ian has learnt from this episode and his subsequent training as a mental health first aider and what advice he would give to someone struggling.
Ian mentions a charity that provided his training and you can find out more about them here: https://stateofmindsport.org/
As always, if you would like support from me then you can find out more here: https://www.anxiety2confidence.com/
May 21, 2021
This week I am joined by Mary who is a trainer in mental health first aid, find out more about her work here: http://diggingdeeper.com.au/
In this episode Mary shares her journey through her own mental health experiences and talks about how that lead her to the work she does now.
Just a small warning, we do talk about suicide, child abuse and domestic abuse which some people may find upsetting. We don't talk about details of these incidences and overall the episode is a really positive one with loads of great suggestions on how you can help yourself and a loved one who is struggling with mental health issues.
We also mention the UK charity the Samaritans as an option for those people who need support, they can be contacted here: 116 123
As always, if you would like to know more about me and the work that I do then head to https://www.anxiety2confidence.com/
May 14, 2021
In this episode I am joined by Hayley who talks us through her experience of how the menopause affected her mental health.
Hayley's symptoms were so severe that she felt unable to continue with her successful corporate career and had a huge impact on her life. Hear her story and find out how Hayley got help and how she managed to build her life back up again.
Contact Hayley: Hayley Dickenson | LinkedIn
May 7, 2021
This week I am Joined by John Kenny, The Relationship Guy: https://www.johnkennycoaching.com/
In this info packed episode we talk about how your core values are affecting your relationships. Not only in your relationships with other people but more crucially, your relationship with yourself.
We also talk about patterns that often show up in relationships, why they occur and how you can start to challenge your core beliefs and improve those relationships.
Make sure you check out John's other work which include his book and other resources here: https://www.johnkennycoaching.com/theppbook/
As always, if you want to find out more about me and my work head to: https://www.anxiety2confidence.com/
April 30, 2021
This week I am joined by Hannah from the One third project to talk about student mental health.
Hannah is a great advocate for accessible education and well-being support for young people.
If you would like to find out more about Hannah's work then please head to https://www.onethirdproject.co.uk/
As always, if you would like to find out more about me and the work that I do then head to https://www.anxiety2confidence.com/
April 9, 2021
This week I am joined by Kajal who is the founder of Clear Sky Coaching http://www.clearskycoaching.co.uk/
Kajal is an experienced psychotherapist who has taken her knowledge of mental health and combined it with mindset training to help people challenge the negative beliefs they carry about themselves.
In this episode Kajal takes us through her SPIRAL formula which you can use to start making changes to your mindset.
Kajal runs some amazing workshops so make sure you head to her website above and sign up to her newsletter for updates.
As always, if you would like to find out more about how I work with anxiety then you can head to https://www.anxiety2confidence.com/
April 2, 2021
This week I am joined by Nicki from https://www.resiliencework.co.uk/ who talks to us about resilience and confidence.
Nicki helps individuals grow resilience through adventures and was a fascinating person to talk to for this episode.
We discuss how you can develop resilience, what confidence really is and how you can practice self care in a way that will have a huge impact on your ability to cope with situations that come up in life.
Make sure you listen and find out how you can improve your inner strength.
As always you can find out more about me and how I work here: https://www.anxiety2confidence.com/
March 26, 2021
This week I am joined by Jerry who is talking about his experiences with mental health issues from a young age. The challenges that Jerry faced lead to a long period of issues with alcohol and other substances.
As those who have been through similar issues know, the journey away from substance abuse is challenging and full of ups and downs. Jerry very honestly talks us through his experiences along his journey.
There are loads of great techniques that we talk about which have helped Jerry and also myself, as we discuss in the episode. These are great exercises and ways of thinking that you can have a go at.
Jerry also introduces me to a great app called Medito, which is completely free to use and has loads of meditations that you can listen to.
This episode does cover some challenging themes around addiction, coming off medication and suicide so please bear this in mind, if these are issues that could cause you distress. The episode is a very positive one however and has loads of great information if you are struggling with any similar issues.