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Kasia May - less stress, more joy

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I created this space to let us connect and talk about things as they truly are. My goal is presenting specific tools to make life changes real, some science perspective, therapeutic knowledge. But no taboos here - I want us to talk about violence, difficult emotions, things people try to believe they are not happening but statistics are terrifying. I want to break taboos and have some influence on human consciousness. I’ve been working a lot on myself, trying different methods, meeting different people to help myself and feel strong. I feel there is a lot of possibilities of self-development but not so easy to find them. I want to take part in the popularisation of knowledge and concrete ways to feel better, live easier no matter what kind of traumas we carry, just have less stress and more joy in life.

I created this space to let us connect and talk about things as they truly are. My goal is presenting specific tools to make life changes real, some science perspective, therapeutic knowledge. But no taboos here - I want us to talk about violence, difficult emotions, things people try to believe they are not happening but statistics are terrifying. I want to break taboos and have some influence on human consciousness. I’ve been working a lot on myself, trying different methods, meeting different people to help myself and feel strong. I feel there is a lot of possibilities of self-development but not so easy to find them. I want to take part in the popularisation of knowledge and concrete ways to feel better, live easier no matter what kind of traumas we carry, just have less stress and more joy in life.
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I created this space to let us connect and talk about things as they truly are. My goal is presenting specific tools to make life changes real, some science perspective, therapeutic knowledge. But no taboos here - I want us to talk about violence, difficult emotions, things people try to believe they are not happening but statistics are terrifying. I want to break taboos and have some influence on human consciousness. I’ve been working a lot on myself, trying different methods, meeting different people to help myself and feel strong. I feel there is a lot of possibilities of self-development but not so easy to find them. I want to take part in the popularisation of knowledge and concrete ways to feel better, live easier no matter what kind of traumas we carry, just have less stress and more joy in life.

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English


Episodes

How to deal with fear when we try to make a change. 10 tips!

10/14/2019
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Full transcript of the podcast: https://www.kasiamay.com/blog/how-to-deal-with-fear/ A speech about making life changes easier: https://www.kasiamay.com/blog/how-to-make-life-changes-easier/ A post about me starting my life over: https://www.kasiamay.com/blog/i-am-starting-my-life-over/ Dealing with fear is a natural part of the process of making changes. That’s because our survival instinct automatically treats everything we experienced as something safe for us. Even a trauma, a...

Duration:00:12:03

Friends & love - 3 months after dropping everything. Life update

9/21/2019
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Check all the transcription here: https://www.kasiamay.com/blog/3-months-after-dropping-everything-life-update Exactly three months ago I moved abroad to start my life over. Before that I quit my job, I got the divorce, I cut ties with my family and at the end… I also changed my name. Then I picked a place on the map. Budapest, the capital of Hungary, and I moved there alone. No friends, no job, nothing. It was scary, it was exciting, it was all blowing my mind, but I did it, and I must...

Duration:00:08:45

Therapeutic relationship - a view of a therapist Craig Smith

8/5/2019
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Check the links and the source of the research mentioned in the podcast here: https://www.kasiamay.com/blog/therapeutic-relationship/ A therapeutic relationship is something very unique. There are a lot of closeness and trust which many of us don’t experience in relations with people. But at the same time, a therapist is never a friend of ours, there are strong boundaries between a therapist and a client. It is possible to feel lost in this building expectations and having doubts if we...

Duration:00:04:48

5Rhythms© - Movement practice according to Peter Fejer

7/25/2019
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The full transcription of the podcast: https://www.kasiamay.com/blog/5rhythms-movement-practice-according-to-peters-fejer/ 5Rhythms© is a practice of spontaneous dancing that for many people in or after therapy is a great way to release tensions, ground in their bodies and feel connected to others. It could be useful as a part of your therapeutic schedule or just as a way to enjoy your free time or have more sport activity in your life. There are a lot of benefits and for sure this practice...

Duration:00:04:47

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Narrative Approach - an interview with Craig Smith

7/14/2019
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You can find full transcription of the podcast plus all the links here: https://www.kasiamay.com/blog/acceptance-and-commitment-therapy-act-and-narrative-approach/‎ I would like to share with you my last discovery - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy which is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Approach, the one we were talking about recently with Dr. Hayden Finch - you can find her explanation of the method here: www.kasiamay.com/blog/https-www-kasiamay-com-blog-cognitive-behavioral-therapy/. I...

Duration:00:05:18

Craniosacral therapy - an insight into the method from Marcin Pochojka

7/9/2019
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The full transcript of the podcast is available here - https://www.kasiamay.com/blog/craniosacral-therapy-an-insight-into-the-method/ Craniosacral therapy (CST) is one of the therapeutic approaches I found very helpful on my inner journey. I was honored to work with Marcin Pochojka, a certified therapist of the International Upledger Institute and one of the most qualified craniosacral therapists in Poland. Today I am very happy to present you his insight into what craniosacral therapy is...

Duration:00:04:12

Cognitive-behavioral therapy approach - an explanation from Dr. Hayden Finch

6/30/2019
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Check: https://www.kasiamay.com/blog/cognitive-behavior-therapeutic-approach-cbt/ According to Dr. Hayden Finch cognitive-behavioral therapy is an evidence-based treatment approach that has been proven to treat a variety of mental health conditions ranging from depression to anxiety to bipolar disorder and even psychotic disorders. It's based on the idea that the way we think and the way we act affects the way we feel. Here's an example: You see someone you know at the grocery store and...

Duration:00:04:55

Leaving everything behind and moving abroad where I know no one - fears vs. reality

6/28/2019
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The full transcript plus photos and videos is available here: https://www.kasiamay.com/blog/leaving-everything-behind-and-moving-abroad-where-i-know-no-one/ If you know me, you are aware I changed my name, got divorced, cut contact with my family, quit my job, and moved abroad, where I know no one. About two years ago I looked at myslef and my life realizing I wasn’t happy at all. I created a plan for changing everything. It took me a lot of time - but that was the time I needed to clarify...

Duration:00:09:30

How could I know that I have a good therapist - an interview with Dr. Hayden Finch

6/23/2019
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The whole transcription is available here: https://www.kasiamay.com/blog/how-could-i-know-that-i-have-a-good-therapist/ After the interview with Dr. Hayden Finch about how to choose a therapist I got a lot of messages from you that you are already in therapy but you have doubts it is helpful for you or you are working with a right person. I feel the question ‘How could I know that I have a good therapist’ is a very important one, so I am honored to present you what is Dr. Hayden Finch’s...

Duration:00:04:34

My first therapy session, goals, and the contract - your questions to Dr, Hayden Finch

6/15/2019
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You can find the transcription here: https://www.kasiamay.com/blog/my-first-therapy-session-goals-and-the-contract-your-questions-to-dr-hayden-finch This is the second time I am asking Dr. Hayden Finch for answering some of your questions. This time it is about the first therapy session, goals and the contract with your therapist. Of course, I will share with you my experience but I decided it would be great to start from something not so subjective to give you professional feedback. Dr....

Duration:00:07:30

How to choose a therapist? - an interview with Dr. Hayden Finch

6/9/2019
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Check the transcript here or below: https://www.kasiamay.com/blog/how-to-choose-a-therapist/ I got some messages from you with a question about how to choose a therapist, what is important to make a decision that this is the right person. It is not an easy topic to answer and definitely, it is not a simple choice to make. I think I personally had more luck than knowledge on how to do that when I was looking for support. That’s why I decided to ask about it a professional - Dr. Hayden Finch,...

Duration:00:07:23

Looking for a place to live based on intuition and trust in destiny

5/28/2019
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Transcript is available here: https://www.kasiamay.com/blog/looking-for-a-place-to-live-based-on-intuition-and-trust-in-destiny/ It is time to start flat-hunting in Budapest. I have 6 days to do that. I believe if living here is my destiny, the right place will come to me when I give it a chance being on the spot and searching for it. And after those six days, I will know more about what my destiny is or is not. It is like an inner adventure full of physical experience! I have in my head...

Duration:00:04:03

I changed my name, divorced, quit my job and moving abroad - I am starting my life over

5/26/2019
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The full transcript is available here: https://www.kasiamay.com/blog/i-am-starting-my-life-over/ I changed my name. I divorced my husband. I cut contact with my family. I quit my job. It is 6.30 pm when I am texting this, and in 3 hours I will start traveling abroad to rent a flat and move in somewhere where I will start over. The place where everything is new, I have no friends, I don’t know the language, I have no job, I don’t know any place. I am freaking out but at the same time, I need...

Duration:00:05:29

When a scary bear becomes a vulnerable man - a word about dreams in therapy

5/25/2019
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The full transcript is available here - https://www.kasiamay.com/blog/when-a-scary-bear-becomes-a-vulnerable-man-a-word-about-dreams-in-therapy/ What I dream I had this night! I was walking pregnant right before the labor and suddenly, I saw a carriage and a bear on the horizon. I got scared that the bear would attack the horse. It started happening but at the last moment, the bear changed the direction and came running to me. I laid on the grass to protect my child against the impact and...

Duration:00:04:28

Emotional recovery through body work - an interview with Kasia Kaminska

5/10/2019
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The full transcription is available here: https://www.kasiamay.com/blog/emotional-recovery-through-bodywork/ KM: Hey, it’s Kasia May. Today I am here with Kasia Kaminska to talk about emotional recovery through bodywork. Kasia is a very experienced yoga teacher who connects a lot of approaches in her work, including straightly therapeutical ones like Aleksander Lowen’s bioenergetics, Somatic Experiencing by Peter Levine or Body-Mind Centering by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. We met last Sunday...

Duration:00:11:08

EMDR - Eye movements which reduce stress and let us feel distant

4/22/2019
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EMDR means Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing. It is a very simple therapeutic method which simulates the state of mind when we sleep and we have intense dreams. This phase of sleep is called the REM and it is crucial for our mental health and our mood during a day. It serves us to process all the pieces of information from our lives – it deletes the ones we don’t need anymore, it saves the new ones and according to those, it changes the ways our subconsciousness functions and we...

Duration:00:06:20

A safe place technique in healing depression and effects of high stress

4/9/2019
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During a nerve-wracking experience which is judged by our subconsciousness as a danger without a possibility to fight, a body pretends it is dead in order to save us. That’s an effect of being exposed to high stress which we call ‘depression’. It is the way our survival instinct works. An animal which can’t evade a predator tries to look like carcass to avoid death. It could have been helpful for us when we lived in the natural world. Unfortunately, now it is quite problematic - many of us...

Duration:00:07:43

Forgiving is not therapeutic. It is a bullshit you should do that!

4/8/2019
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Hey, it is Kasia May. Today’s topic is forgiveness. Have you ever heard you have to forgive people who hurt you? Have you heard without forgiving you will not find peace? You will not feel better after what happened to you? Or you will not go to heaven? What a bullshit! That’s a fucking bullshit repeated by society, church, and even some therapists. Dear, you don’t have to forgive anyone. Moreover, you should not do it to let yourself feel angry with the people who hurt you or didn’t...

Duration:00:06:06

Kasia May - Who am I and what is it all about?

4/5/2019
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I’m Kasia, I am a victim and a survivor of violence and – what is the most important to me right now – I am a woman who wants to change something in the world. I feel when we experience dark sides of humanity, we feel alone, we are overwhelmed, it seems like the entire world is against us and there is nothing we can do, then we develop unimaginable strength in ourselves. That strength lives in us, it lets us survive every day, just very often we don’t know how powerful we are. I will give...

Duration:00:04:59

Why do we feel ashamed? An answer for your emails.

4/5/2019
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You sent me some emails with a question of why I said in public that I was a victim of violence, why I shared on the Internet what was happening in my family. There are many reasons for that. One of them is shame. I felt ashamed since I remember. And I need you to recall – I am just an example, there are millions of people like me. Maybe even you know this shame from your own experience. Do you? I hope you don’t! Anyway one day I discovered it was much easier for me to notice there was...

Duration:00:04:02