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Tim Freke: A Fresh Approach to Spirituality - Your Great Journey

Frustrated with outdated forms of spirituality that emphasize rejecting the thinking mind and the ego, best-selling author and pioneering philosopher Tim Freke has created a fresh approach to spirituality for the 21st century. Today he presents an inspiring talk about the ‘deep awake’ state, which offers what he calls an “engaged, sensual enlivenment.” In this episode, Tim encourages us to embrace our humanness and break through old, “either/or” thinking. His inspiring perspective sets us...

Duration: 00:13:18

The Emotionally Sensitive Person: A Conversation with Dr. Karyn Hall - Your Great Journey

If you’re an emotionally sensitive person, you’ve probably heard this before: “Stop being so sensitive.” These words can be frustrating because you can’t just switch off your emotions. But there are effective techniques that can help you manage your emotions before they take over your life. Psychologist Dr. Karyn Hall joins us to offer advice for emotionally sensitive people and to talk about her audiobook, "The Emotionally Sensitive Person: Finding Peace When Your Emotions Overwhelm...

Duration: 00:11:14

Access Your Wise Self to Manage Intense Emotions - Your Great Journey

Do you ever wish you could manage intense emotions more confidently? Anger, hurt, grief, worry, and other intense feelings can be overwhelming. If you find yourself feeling out of control or overly emotional then you’ll appreciate this episode which features an excerpt from the popular audiobook "Calming the Emotional Storm: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Manage & Balance Your Life," by mental health therapist, Sheri Van Dijk, MSW. Sheri draws from her extensive experience...

Duration: 00:12:24

Practicing Mindfulness to Overcome Anxiety, Fear and Worry - Your Great Journey

Anxiety is an epidemic in our modern world. Almost everyone experiences some anxiety regularly. In this episode, Psychologist Dr. David Klemanski talks about the latest and most effective techniques available to reduce and eliminate anxiety, including practicing mindfulness to overcome anxiety. He also discusses his new audiobook, “Don’t Let Your Anxiety Run Your Life,” step-by-step guide for managing the thoughts and feelings that cause anxiety, worry, fear, and panic. If you’re ready to...

Duration: 00:14:08

Breaking Out of Comfort Zones - Your Great Journey

Staying within our comfort zones is reassuring and very tempting. However, many experts agree that our lives improves when we break out of our comfort zones. In this episode we’re sharing a humorous excerpt from the audiobook “How to Be Miserable: 40 Strategies You Already Use,” written by psychologist Randy Paterson. In this tongue-in-cheek audiobook, Dr. Paterson outlines 40 specific behaviors and habits, which—if followed—are sure to lead to a lifetime of unhappiness. On the other hand,...

Duration: 00:09:11

Can’t Sleep? How to Turn Off the Day - Your Great Journey

How often do you crawl into bed after an exhausting day only to find that you can’t sleep? What's often overlooked in getting a good night's sleep is the importance of preparing for sleep. In this episode psychologist Dr. Ted Zeff offers some practical techniques to help you transition from your wakeful, daytime life to a night of deep, restful sleep. Today we’re sharing an excerpt from “The Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide: Essential Skills for Living Well in an Overstimulating...

Duration: 00:09:53

Chronic Worry: How Your Thoughts Fool You - Your Great Journey

Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the popular audiobook "The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It," by psychologist Dr. David Carbonell. This popular and effective audiobook shows how anxiety hijacks the brain, and offers effective techniques to help you break the cycle of worry—once and for all. In this episode, Dr. Carbonell talks about how it’s easy to get fooled by our thoughts— especially worrisome thoughts. The real meaning...

Duration: 00:07:14

How Men Think: Insights & Tips for Women - Your Great Journey

We all know that men and women think differently. When women don’t understand how the male mind works, it can lead to frustration, misunderstandings and difficult relationships. Today psychologist Shawn Smith, author of the audiobook “The Woman’s Guide to How Men Think,” offers insights into male psychology, and some practical tips for women to help them better understand and connect with the men they love. The post How Men Think: Insights & Tips for Women appeared first on Your Great...

Duration: 00:12:11

Meditation Skill: Opening to the Present Moment - Your Great Journey

When you’re meditating, does it ever feel like you‘re struggling or working hard? Do you have a sense that you should be having a different experience? Even in times like these you can learn to rest and relax. Today we’re exploring the Buddhist meditation skill of “right effort”—being fully in the present while naturally moving toward more peace, clarity, and awareness. Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook "The Art and Skill of Buddhist Meditation: Mindfulness, Concentration,...

Duration: 00:10:47

Jeff Foster: Deep Acceptance in the Face of Uncertainty - Your Great Journey

What happens when the ground beneath your feet gives way? A relationship ends unexpectedly, success turns to failure overnight, a loved one dies, or you receive a diagnosis out of the blue. In times of deep uncertainty, we often have the sense that our world is spinning out of control. Jeff Foster studied astrophysics at Cambridge University. He now holds meetings around the world, gently pointing people back to the deep acceptance inherent in the present moment. In this episode, we’re...

Duration: 00:08:59

Mindfulness of Thoughts: A Guided Meditation - Your Great Journey

How many times a day do you criticize or judge yourself? In this episode, psychologist Dr. Lynn Rossy shares a short guided meditation from her audiobook "The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution: Proven Strategies to End Overeating, Satisfy Your Hunger, and Savor Your Life." This guided mindfulness practice will help you notice thoughts without judgment or trying to change what arises. You can learn to not be affected by your thoughts and relate to them in a way that ends their control of...

Duration: 00:12:05

Access Inner Wisdom in Stressful or Challenging Times - Your Great Journey

We all have access to a deep well of inner wisdom—a source we can draw on for clarity when determining the best course of action in any area of life. But when we’re in the midst of stressful and challenging times, it can be difficult to access inner wisdom. In this episode we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook "The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit," written by psychologist Amy Johnson. Dr. Johnson draws on a powerful combination of...

Duration: 00:09:12

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Five Tips to Improve Your Practice - Your Great Journey

We know we should probably meditate, but we may find ourselves distracted by dozens of different impulses the second we try to clear our minds. The benefits of practices like mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) are well known, but many people still struggle to keep up a consistent meditation practice. Today we’re sharing an excerpt from an audiobook full of mindfulness techniques: MBSR Every Day: Daily Practices from the Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction by Dr. Elisha...

Duration: 00:07:23

Tell a New Story: Create Easy and Lasting Change - Your Great Journey

How many times have you heard people say that change is hard, or painful? In today’s episode, Bob Litwin, a Wall Street performance coach and world champion tennis player, addresses the common misconception that change is difficult. In fact, if you tell a new story, change can be fun and surprisingly simple. Bob is author of the audiobook “Live the Best Story of Your Life: A World Champion's Guide to Lasting Change.” This audiobook offers 33 personalized coaching sessions that will help...

Duration: 00:10:39

Mindful Eating: Revolutionize Your Relationship with Food - Your Great Journey

What are you really hungry for? Is it food, happiness, or something else? Dr. Lynn Rossy is a clinical psychologist, expert in mindful eating, and author of the audiobook “The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution.” Dr. Rossy has discovered a few simple truths: diets don’t work, and mindfulness is the secret weapon that will help to revolutionize your relationship with food. Today we’re sharing an exclusive interview with Dr. Rossy. She offers her insights on mindfulness and specifically,...

Duration: 00:16:11

Understanding Overreactions - Your Great Journey

Have there been times when you found yourself so angry that you couldn’t see straight? Have reactions that seemed justified in the moment later turned out to be inappropriate and damaging, leaving you feeling regretful? If you’ve had these experiences, today’s episode can help you understand overreactions and choose healthy responses instead of flying off the handle. Today we have an excerpt from the audiobook "Stop Overreacting: Effective Strategies for Calming Your Emotions" written by...

Duration: 00:10:21

Understanding the Amygdala and Anxiety - Your Great Journey

The amygdala is a part of the brain that is the source of many of our emotional reactions—both positive and negative—and it plays an influential role in anxiety. Understanding the amygdala is an important foundation in learning how to change your brain—and reduce anxiety. In today’s episode we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook “Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry,” by Catherine Pittman, PhD and Elizabeth Karle. This...

Duration: 00:11:12

Restore Your Energy: A Guided Meditation - Your Great Journey

Do you feel caught in a trap where life looks like a never-ending to-do list without enough time to do get everything done? Pushing yourself too hard for too long can lead to fatigue, exhaustion, and burnout. Today we’re sharing a short guided meditation you can listen to anytime you need to take a brief time out from other people and endless tasks—and restore your energy. In this episode, we present an excerpt from the audiobook “The Awakened Introvert: Practical Mindfulness Skills to...

Duration: 00:13:25

Overcoming Loneliness: A Few Simple Tips - Your Great Journey

What is the secret to overcoming loneliness? How can you can learn to live with, or even embrace, those moments when you feel alone? In this episode, we're sharing a helpful excerpt from Dr. Karyn Hall’s audiobook "The Emotionally Sensitive Person: Finding Peace When Your Emotions Overwhelm You." In this audiobook, Dr. Hall shares proven-effective cognitive behavioral and mindfulness techniques designed to help you cope with intense emotions. In this episode Dr. Hall addresses one of...

Duration: 00:15:45

Live Your Best Life: A Conversation with Chuck Hillig - Your Great Journey

Do you ever find yourself wishing your life were different than it is? If only we could wave a magic wand and fix the annoying job, the inconsiderate friend, or the distant partner. But we can’t. The good new is, we don’t need to. Chuck Hillig, author of the audiobook "Seeds for the Soul: Living as the Source of Who You Are" shares a profound insight: the key to how to live your best life isn’t outside you—it’s within you. Chuck speaks to those who are looking to take control of our lives...

Duration: 00:12:28

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