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Exploring some of the lesser-known (and occasionally bonkers) methods of self-care, self-love and ways to make you feel good. Gwen and Kate talk to people about what's right up their street, then try it out themselves to see if it works. Released fortnightly. Contains bad language and inappropriate laughter. Editor - Andy Turvey. Music - Andrew Grimes. Artwork - Erica Frances George. Support Right Up My Podcast here: https://www.patreon.com/rightupmypodcast Find us on Instagram and Twitter @rightupmy

Exploring some of the lesser-known (and occasionally bonkers) methods of self-care, self-love and ways to make you feel good. Gwen and Kate talk to people about what's right up their street, then try it out themselves to see if it works. Released fortnightly. Contains bad language and inappropriate laughter. Editor - Andy Turvey. Music - Andrew Grimes. Artwork - Erica Frances George. Support Right Up My Podcast here: https://www.patreon.com/rightupmypodcast Find us on Instagram and Twitter @rightupmy

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United Kingdom

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Exploring some of the lesser-known (and occasionally bonkers) methods of self-care, self-love and ways to make you feel good. Gwen and Kate talk to people about what's right up their street, then try it out themselves to see if it works. Released fortnightly. Contains bad language and inappropriate laughter. Editor - Andy Turvey. Music - Andrew Grimes. Artwork - Erica Frances George. Support Right Up My Podcast here: https://www.patreon.com/rightupmypodcast Find us on Instagram and Twitter @rightupmy

Twitter:

@RightUpMy

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep.28 - Anti-Burnout Club

6/30/2022
We're talking all things burnout and chronic stress with the founder of The Anti-Burnout Club, Bex Spiller. Bex explains what burnout actually means and how it's not just reserved for city CEOs but can affect all of us juggling busy lives. She shares how to spot the signs (erm screen scrolling & bingeing anyone?) how to deal with burnout and most importantly how to prevent reaching overwhelm in the first place. She also shares her own experiences with burnout, which led to her completely...

Duration:01:06:11

Ep.27 - Ecstatic Dance with Luisa Bradshaw-White

6/14/2022
We talk to actor, conscious DJ and breathwork facilitator Luisa Bradshaw-White, live at The Big Retreat Festival. Best known for her roles in This Life, Eastenders, Bad Girls and Holby City, Luisa talks to us about one of her big passions – ecstatic dance, as well as her relationship with her mental health, breathwork and how she finds her happy. Also, don't miss Gwen and Kate reporting back from the festival straight after taking part in one of Luisa's ecstatic dance workshops and cacao...

Duration:01:01:24

Ep.26 - Rituals & Spells

6/1/2022
We talk to Semra Haksever, AKA Mama Moon, about everyday rituals and spells and how we can all bring a bit of magic into our lives. Semra describes herself as an eclectic witch, intuitive, healer and empath. She shows us how even the simplest act can be a ritual to bring focus into your day, if done with the right intention. She also shares her knowledge of different herbs and how you can use them in your own home, as well as guiding us through a love ritual. Plus, join in with Gwen and...

Duration:01:05:18

Ep.25 - Law of Attraction

5/19/2022
We talk to Emma Mumford about the Law of Attraction and manifesting, exploring how to turn our dreams into reality. Emma is the UK’s leading Law of Attraction expert. She's also an award-winning life coach and best selling author (Spiritual Queen, 2019 No. 1 best-selling book on Amazon). She has her own podcast called ‘Spiritual Queen’s Badass Podcast’ and has been featured on This Morning, BBC Radio 2 and a multitude of other places. Gwen and Kate then put Emma's advice from her book...

Duration:01:12:21

Ep.24 - Microdosing

2/24/2022
We talk to Dr Pamela Kryskow about the research she and her team are doing into the use of psychedelic drugs in the treatment of PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction and much more. Pamela is a Canadian doctor who specialises in psychedelic medicine, mental health and chronic pain. She is a clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia and a founding board member of the Canadian Psychedelic Association. In addition, she is involved in the largest ongoing microdosing study to...

Duration:01:17:49

Ep.23 - A Magical Year

2/4/2022
We talk to journalist Emma Howarth about her book 'A Year of Mystical Thinking' – an account of the year that changed her life, where she explored the power of vision boarding, sound baths, spirit guides, rituals, mediation, tarot, oracle cards, crystals, astrology & manifestations...to name just a few. Emma shares with us her experiences, and sets us and the listener a challenge to kick start our magical year. Kate also goes on a surreal journey to find her spirit guide and Gwen gets...

Duration:00:59:12

Ep.22 - Smutty Letters

1/20/2022
Rediscover the lost art of letter writing. But not any old letter... this episode we are exploring the world of smutty letter writing. Why? Because it's FUN! We are joined by Rosy Pendlebaby, who runs smutty letter writing workshops around the country and is on a mission to make us all fall in love with letter writing again. Rosy also sets us, and you the listener, a letter-writing challenge... so have your pen and paper at the ready and get ready to pass on the joy (via the post) to your...

Duration:00:57:57

Ep.21 - Phone Freedom

12/16/2021
Which apps are your weakness? Instagram, WhatsApp, dating apps? ALL of them? If you've ever lost precious time to your smartphone that could been spent doing something better, or even doing nothing at all, then this episode's for you. We talk to cyberpyschology expert, Daria Kuss, about smartphone addiction. We discuss what happens to our brains when we're on our smartphones, why too much time on them can become a problem and how we can change our habits and relationship with our phones...

Duration:00:59:56

Ep.20 - Perimeno-go!

12/1/2021
We talk to women's health expert and registered nutritionist, Emma Bardwell, about perimenopause – a hot topic that despite getting an increased amount of media attention, still leaves many women with a lot of unanswered questions. Emma takes an evidence-based, no-nonsense approach to demystifying the perimenopause. We talk all things HRT, nutrition, lifestyle, exercise & sex, debunking myths left, right and centre. This week we get practical in the try it out section! And Gwen shares her...

Duration:01:12:00

Ep.19 - Celebrating Failure

11/18/2021
Have you ever failed at something? Of course you have, we all have! So in this episode we celebrate all things to do with failure. We speak to coach and mentor, Rebecca Hartnell, about how to work with failure, rather than be paralysed by it or by the fear of it. This leads us on to a wider chat about trusting our inner voice, grasping gratitudes and retraining our brains to find the gold in things that didn't go right the first time. Head to our Patreon page for a reminder of the questions...

Duration:00:54:14

Ep.18 - Listening & Being Heard

11/4/2021
We talk to psychotherapist and relationships expert, Charisse Cooke, about how to be better listeners. And double whammy, we also learn about how we can communicate in a way that makes you feel like you're being heard. Some times we get it right, some times we don't, but it's fair to say that Charisse's incredible tips have definitely made both of us think about the way we chat and how we can do it better. You can find out more about Charisse at https://charissecooke.com/ Plus, don't miss...

Duration:00:55:07

Ep.17 - Why We Need Adventure

10/21/2021
We kick off Series 3 with a shot of adrenaline, looking at why adventure is so important to our wellbeing. And luckily for us, we’re not (only) talking about climbing Everest here, but rather shaking things up, breaking our routines, pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones and expanding what we see as possible for ourselves. We’re joined by explorer and author of the book Adventure Revolution, Belinda Kirk, who has spent the last 20 years researching the powerful impact of bringing a bit...

Duration:00:57:56

Ep.16 - Dreams

7/3/2021
In our final episode this season, we talk with psychotherapist Matthew Bowes about dream interpretation. We discuss why we dream and why it's such an important process. We also talk about what our dreams mean and how we can use them to process emotions and events in our life. Ever wondered why your dreams are so surreal and often hard to remember? We've got the answers here! You can find out more about Matthew and the work he does at:...

Duration:01:11:52

Ep.15 - The Art of Sleep

6/10/2021
If you've ever struggled to get a good night's sleep then this is the episode for you! We talk to leading sleep expert and neurophysiologist Dr Nerina Ramlakhan. Join us as we discuss why we sleep, what our brains are doing while we sleep and, most importantly, she shares with us her five non negotiables for good sleep, born out of years of research. You can find out more about Dr Nerina and her work at drnerina.com Don't miss her range of really helpful books on sleep:...

Duration:00:56:16

Ep.14 - Energy Healing

5/28/2021
Step into the intriguing world of intuitive energy healing. Join us as we talk to Energy Alignment Practitioner, Tracy Langley, about the work that she does, after discovering her natural talent as a child, combining energy healing with psychotherapy and past-life regression. Tracy talks us through how to cleanse your chakras at home, and we both then go on to share our individual experiences of having 1-to-1 energy work sessions with Tracy. You can enjoy Tracy's full chakra cleansing...

Duration:01:02:55

Ep.13 - The Joy of Play

5/14/2021
We rediscover the JOY of our inner child and explore the lost art of play. Abbie Headon, author of 'Build Yourself Happy: The Joy of Lego Play,' shares with us the wide-ranging and sometimes surprising benefits of focussed play. Abbie's book 'Build Yourself Happy' is published by DK: https://www.dk.com/uk/book/9781465491121-lego-build-yourself-happy/ You can follow Abbie at https://www.instagram.com/abbieheadon/ and https://twitter.com/AbbieHeadon Lego White Noise album:...

Duration:00:59:14

Ep.12 - SOMA Breathwork

4/28/2021
We talk to SOMA Breath Master Instructor, Tim Snell, all about SOMA Breathwork. Tim explains to us what SOMA breath is and where it comes from, bringing together ancient breathing and meditation techniques, music and guided visualisation. We explore ways to still the mind in moments of stress, feel healthier and happier by elevating your emotional state and create more balance in your body and mind. Tim also guides us through a SOMA Breathwork session and we share a short extract of the...

Duration:00:53:34

Ep.11 - Sound Therapy

4/14/2021
Do you like a gong? What about a bong, or even a dong! Join us as we explore the world of therapeutic sound, with expert Sound Therapist Farzana Ali, who uses crystal bowls, Himalayan bowls and drums to induce meditation and a deep state of relaxation. Sound therapy can reduce anxiety, boost mood, lower blood pressure and even alleviate chronic pain, and much much more. Find out more about Farzana at https://www.instagram.com/thesoundtherapist/ You can enjoy Farzana's full crystal bowl...

Duration:00:56:27

Ep.10 - Walking Therapy

3/31/2021
Spring has officially sprung, and all we want is to be OUTSIDE! Join us as we talk to integrative psychotherapist Jonathan Hoben about the healing power of walking. Jonathan, who pioneered the concept of Walking Therapy, shares his insights and experiences of using the 'walk and think' method to help clients reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, low self-confidence, work stress & anger, and to live healthy, fulfilling lives. Find our more about Jonathan and his work...

Duration:00:55:43

Ep.9 - Laughter Yoga

3/17/2021
We kick off Season 2 exploring the ultimate feel-good activity, laughter. Who doesn't like a good old belly laugh, right? We're joined by Laughter Yoga expert Lotte Mikkelsen, who explains exactly why laughter is so good for us both physically and mentally, and the incredible things that happen in our bodies when we have a good ol' LOLz. She also shares with us different ways that we can all bring more laughter into our everyday. If you would like to find our more about Laughter Yoga and...

Duration:00:57:00