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Balance Life Well with Emily

Balance Life Well with Emily is your weekly podcast dedicated to all things mental health. Hear from mental health coaches and leaders from the world of wellbeing, as they relay their real-life experiences, share their tips and advice to help you in all areas of your own mental health. Hosted by Emily O’Neill, founder of Balance Life Well says, “I created this podcast to have honest and frank conversations that shine a light on mental health. My guests are all either experts in their field or have had first hand experience with mental health challenges. I myself battle with mental health issues, so it is even more important to me to make sure listeners walk away with a better understanding of mental wellness and how they can improve their lives.” Find out more about Balance Life Well: Website - www.balancelifewell.co.ukInstagram - @balancelifewell

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The importance of mindset with Charlotte Jane

In this episode we are joined by mindset coach, Charlotte Jane.We discuss:- What CBT is- How CBT works (before 3mins)- How she used CBT as a prison and probation officer- The benefits of exercise on our mental health - The importance of mindset - The benefits of journaling when it comes to mindset - Tips for people feeling anxious to go to the gymHow to connect with Charlotte:Instagram: @charlottejanemindsetcoachIf you want to reach out for help, there are many charities and helplines that will be happy to support you for free. You can find a list of helplines over on my website, under free resources. 

36mins

12 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Sexuality and self-expression with Isla McLachlan

This week, we are joined by sexuality and love coach, Isla McLachlan. This conversation was so interesting and covered so many important topics. You will hear about:- Sexuality and what that means- Sexual expression - Embarrassment and awkwardness around speaking about your sexuality and sexual expression- Self-pleasure- Shame and stigma around sexuality and sexual expression- Porn culture- Sexual consent- Intimacy in relationships How to connect with Isla:Instagram - @isla.mclachlan Website - www.islamclachlan.comIf you want to reach out for help, there are many charities and helplines that will be happy to support you for free. You can find a list of helplines over on my website, under free resources. 

46mins

5 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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How to build a healthy mindset with Katie Forbes

This week we are joined by mindset and success coach Katie Forbes. Katie shares how we can begin to develop a healthy mindset and silence our inner critic.We discuss:- Creating a healthy mindset- Celebrating our milestones and wins through journaling- How our inner critic and underlying fears holds us back- Stepping out of our comfort zone and reaching your full potential- How we can begin to stop our self-sabotaging behaviour- Tips on how we can improve our confidence and self-worthHow to connect with Katie:Instagram - @katiesarahforbesWebsite - www.katiesarahforbes.comIf you want to reach out for help, there are many charities and helplines that will be happy to support you for free. You can find a list of helplines over on my website, under free resources. 

38mins

28 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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Our inner child with Jenna O'Keefe

In this episode, we are joined by confidence and mindset coach, Jenna O'Keefe.We explore a variety of topics, from our inner child through to tips on how we can improve our confidence.You will learn about:- Our inner child and what that means- The benefits of inner child work- Shadow work and what that is- Why shadow work is helpful for us to explore - How our inner child and environment impacts our confidence- Other factors that can impact our confidence- Tips on how we can step out of a self-limiting mindset- Tips on how to start your journey to building your confidence - The societal conditioning and expectations around women’s success- Spiritually and law of attraction How to connect with Jenna:Instagram: @jennaokeefe.coWebsite: www.jennaokeefe.coIf you want to reach out for help, there are a lot of free charities and helplines that will be happy to support you. You can find a list of helplines over on my website, under free resources. 

36mins

21 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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Men's mental health and the impact of depression with Mel Bradley

 This week, we are talking to Melanie Bradley who runs support groups for people struggling with their mental health, with a specific focus on men. Mel creates a community and encouragement for like minded people to have real, open and raw conversations.This conversation covers a broad range of mental health struggles, we discuss: - Mel’s personal experience of depression- Unhelpful coping strategies to ease symptoms of depression - Abusive relationships and the impact of this on your mental health- Chronic pain and the impact of this on your mental health- Suicide idealisation- Male suicide- Generational stigma to men's mental health- How women can better support men’s mental healthHow to connect with Mel:Instagram: menagainstmountainsIf you want to reach out for help, there are a lot of free charities and helplines that will be happy to support you. You can find a list of helplines and free resources over on my website, under resources. 

40mins

14 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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Body image with Kim Stacey

  In this episode, you will hear from body image coach Kim Stacey.We discuss a range of topics such as:- The belief that our self-worth is based on our body image- The impact of yo-yo dieting on our physical and mental health- Societal pressures and expectations - Toxic diet culture- The impact negative body image has on our mental health - How mindset and perception influences your view of your body image- The impact of social media and comparison- Toxic fitness professionals- Tips on how we can begin to rebuild our relationship with our body image How to connect with Kim:Instagram: @kim.resilience.training Website: www.kimresiliencetraining.co.ukIf you want to reach out for help, there are a lot of free charities and helplines that will be happy to support you. You can find a list of helplines over on my website, under free resources.  Get your FREE Mental Wellness Warrior Workbook, which guides you through laying the foundations for improved mental health. You will find this on my website, under free resources.

38mins

7 Jun 2021

Rank #6

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Addiction with Lauren White

This week, you will hear from the inspiring motivational speaker, addiction counsellor and life coach, Lauren White. We discuss addiction, stigma around addiction and dual-diagnosis'. You will hear about: - The progressive disease of addiction- Stigma around addiction- Substances being used as a coping mechanism for trauma and mental health issues- The link between eating disorders and addiction - Dual-diagnosis- Lauren’s personal experience of addiction to alcohol and drugs- Recovery from addiction- Finding your purpose and authentic selfHow to connect with Lauren:Instagram: @iamlaurenwhitePodcast: Between The EarsIf you want to reach out for help, there are a lot of free charities and helplines that will be happy to support you. You can find a list of helplines over on my website, under free resources. Get your FREE Mental Wellness Warrior Workbook, which guides you through laying the foundations for improved mental health. You will find this on my website, under free resources.

45mins

31 May 2021

Rank #7

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Positive Psychology with Laura Holland

In this episode, you will hear from Positive Psychological Life Coach, Laura Holland.Laura explains exactly what Positive Psychology is and how we can begin to bring positive psychology into our life to reap the benefits.You will hear: - What Positive Psychology is and how it works- The benefits of Positive Psychology- Healing from the inside out- Mindset- Our inner-critic- Tools that can help us rewire our mindset to achieve positive psychologyHow to connect with Laura:Instagram: @livewell.withlauraWebsite: www.livewellwithlaura.co.ukIf you want to reach out for help, there are a lot of free charities and helplines that will be happy to support you. You can find a list of helplines over on my website, under free resources. Get your FREE Mental Wellness Warrior Workbook, which guides you through laying the foundations for improved mental health. You will find this on my website, under free resources.

31mins

24 May 2021

Rank #8

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Mental health treatments with Kristi DeName

In our fifth episode, you will hear from mental health counsellor and psychotherapist, Kristi DeName. Kristi talks us through different types of therapy for people struggling with their mental health and specific mental illnesses. Particularly focusing on EMDR, DBT and BCB.You will hear about:- The common reasons people of all age ranges come to Kristi for support- What Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is and the symptoms that may accompany that disorder- What biofeedback treatment is, why it is beneficial and how it works- Defining what Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is and how it works- The benefits of EMDR for trauma and what it looks like in therapyHow to connect with Kristi:Instagram: @creativetherapy.withkristi The at home device Kristi shared with us in this episode is called emWave, which you can find online. I found it on a website called HeartMath but it is on a few websites so it may be worth looking around to find the best offer. Kristi also recommend Psychology Today which is a fantastic tool to finding different types of treatments and therapists. The website is: www.psychologytoday.com If you want to reach out for help, there are a lot of free charities and helplines that will be happy to support you. You can find a list of helplines over on my website, under free resources. Get your FREE Mental Wellness Warrior Workbook, which guides you through laying the foundations for improved mental health. You will find this on my website, under free resources.

45mins

17 May 2021

Rank #9

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How trauma impacts our mental health with Rebecca Kimberley

In our first episode, we are talking to award-winning psychological life coach and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Rebecca Kimberley. We discuss trauma, the impact it has on us and how we can begin to recover from trauma. This conversation is packed full of practical tips to start your recovery journey and improve your mental health. You’ll find out:•What trauma is•The difference between a traumatic event and trauma•The impact trauma has on our life and our mental health•The difference between trauma and PTSD•Support and treatment for trauma•Sexual trauma•Suicidal thoughts •Practical tips for recovery from trauma and improving your mental health.How to connect with Rebecca:Instagram: @rebecca_kimberley Website: www.rebeccakimberley.comIf you want to reach out for help, there are a lot of free charities and helplines that will be happy to support you. You can find a list of helplines over on my website, under free resources. Get your FREE Mental Wellness Warrior Workbook, which guides you through laying the foundations for improved mental health. You will find this on my website, under free resources.

28mins

10 May 2021

Rank #10