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Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

How to Make Your Habits Work for You

Habits are always so easy to create but very difficult to break! I bet every single one of you has a habit you wish you could break, be it as small as nail-biting or something more significant which may be impacting your mantal health. I used to have a bad habit of comfort eating, and it had a big impact on both my physical and mental health. However, once I put in practice the principles of the 8Wise methodology I was able to get my habits under control. So in this episode I am going to explain how habits are formed and what you can do about it. I will also share the resources and the tools you need to not only combat your bad habits, but create healthy new ones so that you can keep your mental health and wellbeing firmly in the green!

Live the 8 Wise™ Way – August 10, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

How to Transition from Stress

TEXT Stress affects us all. Whether it’s our finances, our job, our relationships, or a combination of many things, if we do not have the tools to manage stress effectively, we set ourselves on a path towards anxiety, depression and a number of other mental health disorders. In this episode I want to help you manage your stress. I am going to give you practical tips and advice so you can understand your triggers and get control of them before they impact you. I talk about the different types of stress, from acute to chronic, and the physiological affect it can have. I know, because stress drove me to agoraphobia and an eating disorder, but you can beat it!

Live the 8 Wise™ Way – August 3, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Mastering Money Madness

Money is one of the biggest causes of stress in adults, and stress is the gateway to all sorts of mental health issues. So it’s a no-brainer that if you can feel comfortable and in control of your finances, you’re more likely to avoid spiralling into a mental health crisis. In this episode we are going to take a close look at how finance can trigger depression, anxiety and, in extreme cases, even cause people to take their own lives. Money has a stranglehold on many of us, but it doesn’t have to. I know, because I used to have severe money issues – credit cards, debt collectors, you name it. So believe me when I tell you that the advice in this podcast comes from experience. Do not make the same mistakes I made. And remember, if you are struggling with money or you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed, please reach out and get help.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way – July 27, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Is Your Job Killing You?

We spend 800,000 hours of our life at work. That’s the equivalent of watching the entirety of Friends over 9,000 times. Now imagine if you don’t love Friends – you probably wouldn’t choose to sit through it even once, right? So why is your job any different?! In this episode I’m talking about occupational welfare, and why it’s never too early to start thinking about your mental health in the workplace. So many of us get ourselves caught up in the results-driven, work hard play hard mindset that is synonymous with the corporate world. I was one of them! I’m going to tell you my story – use it as a health warning, because I want you to start really thinking about if your job is having a positive or negative affect on your mental health. If your job is causing you too many sleepless Sunday nights, it’s time to do something about it, and it’s not as hard as you’re telling yourself. Listen to this podcast and find out how you can start putting your mental health and personal happiness first.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way – July 20, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

How To Grow A Healthy Social Network

Let’s be honest – one of the biggest causes of stress in our lives comes from our relationships with others. That’s why in this episode of Live the 8Wise™ Way we are taking a deeper look at social networks and support systems we build for ourselves. Are yours the best for you? Do they offer you the support you need? Often the reason we have dysfunctional, unhealthy or even toxic relationship is because one or both individuals have not understood what the needs of each person are. The relationship isn’t what it needs to be, and sometimes there shouldn’t be a relationship at all, and guess what – that's ok! I am going to give you some tools and techniques to help you identify your social network and build an effective support system, so that you can start leveraging your network to live a healthier, happier life.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way – July 13, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Is Your Environment Making You Sick?

In this episode of Live the 8Wise™ Way we start to look at the external dimension through environmental wellness. So far we've explored the foundation dimension where healthy body means healthy mind. We've had the internal dimension, which is all about knowing who you are through your spiritual wellness and stimulating your brain through intellectual wellness. Now we are venturing outside of ourselves and reflecting on how we interact with the world around us. Environmental wellness plays a huge role in that. During this podcast I talk you through a reflective exercise, and we look at how changes to your external environment – your physical surroundings, your home, your furniture, and even the colours you wear – can all impact your mental health and wellbeing.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way – July 6, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Break Free from Your Comfort Zone

In this episode of Live the 8Wise™ Way we continue to look at the internal dimension and explore the concept of intellectual wellness. Intellectual wellness is making sure your brain is stimulated, to ensure you keep developing and growing as a person. It ensures we continue to learn and thrive, but at a really basic level it also ensures our survival as a species. During this episode I am going to explore the different aspects of intellectual wellness. We explore how our comfort zone safeguards us from the unknown, but in doing so it limits us from exploring our potential. We also look at the different intelligence types, and how the modern education system is often too linear which can cause many of us to feel not good enough or not smart enough. Ultimately I help you understand how you can manage your intellectual wellness so that you can prevent anxiety, stress, depression and other mental health issues.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way – June 29, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Who Am I and Why Does It Matter?

In previous episodes we have covered emotional and physical wellness, as we explore the first dimension of the 8Wise™ model. In this episode we are moving on to the next dimension – your internal dimension, and your inner world and your spiritual wellness. Now this doesn’t necessarily mean anything religious or faith-based. In fact, I think we spend a lot of time externalising our spiritual wellness and look for something divine, when spiritual wellness is about self-reflection and connecting with yourself. Who are you? What do you want to do with your life? Are you happy?

Live the 8 Wise™ Way – June 22, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Know Your Body, Know Your Mind

Do you find yourself neglecting your physical wellbeing when you’re in a rut? It’s common for us to become less active and get into poor routines when we’re feeling down, but as the old trope goes, a healthy body really can make a healthy mind. In this episode I explore some of the ways you can improve your physical wellbeing to help you live a happier, healthier life. I give you a practical breathing exercise you can use to tackle sleep problems including insomnia, and I also talk through some of the things you can do to improve your nutrition and exercise plans to embed long-term healthier habits. There is such a strong link between your physical and emotional wellness, and it’s so important you listen to this podcast and put some of my 8Wise™ model into practice to support your mental health prevention journey.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way – June 16, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Regulating Your Emotions to Control Your Mind

How can we regulate our emotions to boost our emotional wellness and start living a healthier, happier way? That’s what this episode is all about, and by using the principles of the 8Wise™ model I am going to help you understand the science behind your emotions and the things you can do to manage them better. I will also tell you all about the additional resources you can use to help you with this. I also break down the difference between self-esteem and confidence, and the important of balancing your logical thinking with your emotional thinking. This podcast is not just about helping you to recover from mental health issues, but putting the right tools in place to prevent them.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way – June 15, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

How to Break Down the Mental Chaos

In this episode I will be outlining the 8Wise™ process and showing you how it can be used to break down the mental chaos. You might be thinking how do I know this works? Well, I have had a long battle with mental health myself, and it’s actually the reason why I studied psychotherapy and developed the 8Wise™ program. Having studied criminology at University, I recognised the psychological signs when I was spiralling from stress to anxiety to depression, and then to agoraphobia. When I was too scared to even get off my sofa, I knew something had to change, and so I created 8Wise™ and I used it for my own recovery. It works. And if you follow the steps in this podcast, you can start to break down your own mental chaos and make it work for you too.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way – June 15, 2022

From 2021

Kim recaps the foundation dimensions and internal dimensions of her 8Wise™ model and talks through the four wellness areas covered in previous shows. Kim also talks through how to complete a stress self assessment and how to assess your mental health and wellbeing the 8Wise™ Way.

8 Wise Ways™ – S1 EP6 – 01 September 2021

Kim introduces the importance of intellectual wellness and the age-old question “What is the meaning of life” In this show, you will learn more about your intelligence type and how to stretch the prison of your comfort zone to improve your mental health and wellness.

8 Wise Ways™ – S1 EP5 – 01 August 2021

Kim talks about the importance of spiritual wellness and wellbeing for achieving optimal mental health. In this episode Kim talks in detail about how to develop values, beliefs and purpose for a more spiritually healthy life and how this links to mental health.

8 Wise Ways™ – S1 EP4 – 01 July 2021

Kim talks to Helen about the book 8Wise™ Ways to a healthier happier mind and offers advice and tips on how to stay mentally strong.

With Helen Jones on BBC Radio Merseyside – 22 June 2021

Kim talks about wellness element number two from her 8Wise™ model for better mental health, Physical wellness, and the impact it has on mental health and overall wellbeing. In this episode Kim talks about the four core areas of physical health and how to embed them into a life long wellness strategy for protecting mental and physical health.

8 Wise Ways™ – S1 EP3 – 01 June 2021

Join Kim for this extra special episode for Mental Health Week 2021, and the launch of her exciting new book.

8 Wise Ways™ – Special Book Launch Episode – 14 May 2021

Kim talks about Emotional wellness and the part it plays in the 8Wise™ model and the impact it can have on your mental health and wellbeing. In this episode Kim will talk you through the strategy she uses with her clients to build emotional wellness and also develop an emotional wellness toolbox of tricks to manage emotions in a healthy and effective manner.

8 Wise Ways™ – S1 EP2 – 01 May 2021

Kim talks about how her experience with mental health led her to develop the unique 8Wise™ model and 8Wise™ Ways approach for achieving optimal mental health and wellbeing for a living a happier and healthier life. Kim explains how she uses this approach herself to manage her own mental wellness and how she uses it with her own clients through Dalton Wise Coaching and Therapy.

8 Wise Ways™ – S1 EP1 – 31 March 2021

ALL EPISODES

8 Wise Ways™ – All Episodes on Wellbeing Radio

PUBLICATION

DATE

HEADLINE

Wellbeing Magazine

Jul 14, 2021

The ‘One in Four’ or the ‘Other Three’

MSN.com

Jul 13, 2021

Lost touch with friends during the pandemic? 3 key steps from a psychotherapist to help you reconnect

The Independent

Jul 13, 2021

Lost touch with friends during the pandemic? 3 key steps from a psychotherapist to help you reconnect

Thrive Global

Jun 28, 2021

The ‘One in Four’ or the ‘Other Three’

Female First

Jul 14, 2021

8Wise™ ways to take back control of your mental health’

Stories For The Souls – Medium

Jul 9, 2021

The Causes of Burnout and How To Look After Our Wellness

Metro

Apr 21, 2021

Burning out at work? Here are your rights when it comes to saying ‘no’ to overtime

My Planet Liverpool

Apr, 2021

‘8 Wise Ways to a Healthier Happier Mind’

Express

Mar 14, 2021

Royal Family life ‘not healthy’ for Meghan Markle – ‘Toxic environment!’

World Mental Health Day world mental health day 2021

Subscribe to Kim’s podcast on:

Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

How to Make Your Habits Work for You

Habits are always so easy to create but very difficult to break! I bet every single one of you has a habit you wish you could break, be it as small as nail-biting or something more significant which may be impacting your mantal health. I used to have a bad habit of comfort eating, and it had a big impact on both my physical and mental health. However, once I put in practice the principles of the 8Wise methodology I was able to get my habits under control. So in this episode I am going to explain how habits are formed and what you can do about it. I will also share the resources and the tools you need to not only combat your bad habits, but create healthy new ones so that you can keep your mental health and wellbeing firmly in the green!

Live the 8 Wise™ Way – August 10, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

How to Transition from Stress

TEXT Stress affects us all. Whether it’s our finances, our job, our relationships, or a combination of many things, if we do not have the tools to manage stress effectively, we set ourselves on a path towards anxiety, depression and a number of other mental health disorders. In this episode I want to help you manage your stress. I am going to give you practical tips and advice so you can understand your triggers and get control of them before they impact you. I talk about the different types of stress, from acute to chronic, and the physiological affect it can have. I know, because stress drove me to agoraphobia and an eating disorder, but you can beat it!

Live the 8 Wise™ Way – August 3, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Mastering Money Madness

Money is one of the biggest causes of stress in adults, and stress is the gateway to all sorts of mental health issues. So it’s a no-brainer that if you can feel comfortable and in control of your finances, you’re more likely to avoid spiralling into a mental health crisis. In this episode we are going to take a close look at how finance can trigger depression, anxiety and, in extreme cases, even cause people to take their own lives. Money has a stranglehold on many of us, but it doesn’t have to. I know, because I used to have severe money issues – credit cards, debt collectors, you name it. So believe me when I tell you that the advice in this podcast comes from experience. Do not make the same mistakes I made. And remember, if you are struggling with money or you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed, please reach out and get help.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way – July 27, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Is Your Job Killing You?

We spend 800,000 hours of our life at work. That’s the equivalent of watching the entirety of Friends over 9,000 times. Now imagine if you don’t love Friends – you probably wouldn’t choose to sit through it even once, right? So why is your job any different?! In this episode I’m talking about occupational welfare, and why it’s never too early to start thinking about your mental health in the workplace. So many of us get ourselves caught up in the results-driven, work hard play hard mindset that is synonymous with the corporate world. I was one of them! I’m going to tell you my story – use it as a health warning, because I want you to start really thinking about if your job is having a positive or negative affect on your mental health. If your job is causing you too many sleepless Sunday nights, it’s time to do something about it, and it’s not as hard as you’re telling yourself. Listen to this podcast and find out how you can start putting your mental health and personal happiness first.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way – July 20, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

How To Grow A Healthy Social Network

Let’s be honest – one of the biggest causes of stress in our lives comes from our relationships with others. That’s why in this episode of Live the 8Wise™ Way we are taking a deeper look at social networks and support systems we build for ourselves. Are yours the best for you? Do they offer you the support you need? Often the reason we have dysfunctional, unhealthy or even toxic relationship is because one or both individuals have not understood what the needs of each person are. The relationship isn’t what it needs to be, and sometimes there shouldn’t be a relationship at all, and guess what – that's ok! I am going to give you some tools and techniques to help you identify your social network and build an effective support system, so that you can start leveraging your network to live a healthier, happier life.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way – July 13, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Is Your Environment Making You Sick?

In this episode of Live the 8Wise™ Way we start to look at the external dimension through environmental wellness. So far we've explored the foundation dimension where healthy body means healthy mind. We've had the internal dimension, which is all about knowing who you are through your spiritual wellness and stimulating your brain through intellectual wellness. Now we are venturing outside of ourselves and reflecting on how we interact with the world around us. Environmental wellness plays a huge role in that. During this podcast I talk you through a reflective exercise, and we look at how changes to your external environment – your physical surroundings, your home, your furniture, and even the colours you wear – can all impact your mental health and wellbeing.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way – July 6, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Break Free from Your Comfort Zone

In this episode of Live the 8Wise™ Way we continue to look at the internal dimension and explore the concept of intellectual wellness. Intellectual wellness is making sure your brain is stimulated, to ensure you keep developing and growing as a person. It ensures we continue to learn and thrive, but at a really basic level it also ensures our survival as a species. During this episode I am going to explore the different aspects of intellectual wellness. We explore how our comfort zone safeguards us from the unknown, but in doing so it limits us from exploring our potential. We also look at the different intelligence types, and how the modern education system is often too linear which can cause many of us to feel not good enough or not smart enough. Ultimately I help you understand how you can manage your intellectual wellness so that you can prevent anxiety, stress, depression and other mental health issues.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way – June 29, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Who Am I and Why Does It Matter?

In previous episodes we have covered emotional and physical wellness, as we explore the first dimension of the 8Wise™ model. In this episode we are moving on to the next dimension – your internal dimension, and your inner world and your spiritual wellness. Now this doesn’t necessarily mean anything religious or faith-based. In fact, I think we spend a lot of time externalising our spiritual wellness and look for something divine, when spiritual wellness is about self-reflection and connecting with yourself. Who are you? What do you want to do with your life? Are you happy?

Live the 8 Wise™ Way – June 22, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Know Your Body, Know Your Mind

Do you find yourself neglecting your physical wellbeing when you’re in a rut? It’s common for us to become less active and get into poor routines when we’re feeling down, but as the old trope goes, a healthy body really can make a healthy mind. In this episode I explore some of the ways you can improve your physical wellbeing to help you live a happier, healthier life. I give you a practical breathing exercise you can use to tackle sleep problems including insomnia, and I also talk through some of the things you can do to improve your nutrition and exercise plans to embed long-term healthier habits. There is such a strong link between your physical and emotional wellness, and it’s so important you listen to this podcast and put some of my 8Wise™ model into practice to support your mental health prevention journey.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way – June 16, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Regulating Your Emotions to Control Your Mind

How can we regulate our emotions to boost our emotional wellness and start living a healthier, happier way? That’s what this episode is all about, and by using the principles of the 8Wise™ model I am going to help you understand the science behind your emotions and the things you can do to manage them better. I will also tell you all about the additional resources you can use to help you with this. I also break down the difference between self-esteem and confidence, and the important of balancing your logical thinking with your emotional thinking. This podcast is not just about helping you to recover from mental health issues, but putting the right tools in place to prevent them.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way – June 15, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

How to Break Down the Mental Chaos

In this episode I will be outlining the 8Wise™ process and showing you how it can be used to break down the mental chaos. You might be thinking how do I know this works? Well, I have had a long battle with mental health myself, and it’s actually the reason why I studied psychotherapy and developed the 8Wise™ program. Having studied criminology at University, I recognised the psychological signs when I was spiralling from stress to anxiety to depression, and then to agoraphobia. When I was too scared to even get off my sofa, I knew something had to change, and so I created 8Wise™ and I used it for my own recovery. It works. And if you follow the steps in this podcast, you can start to break down your own mental chaos and make it work for you too.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way – June 15, 2022

From 2021

Kim recaps the foundation dimensions and internal dimensions of her 8Wise™ model and talks through the four wellness areas covered in previous shows. Kim also talks through how to complete a stress self assessment and how to assess your mental health and wellbeing the 8Wise™ Way.

8 Wise Ways™ – S1 EP6 – 01 September 2021

Kim introduces the importance of intellectual wellness and the age-old question “What is the meaning of life” In this show, you will learn more about your intelligence type and how to stretch the prison of your comfort zone to improve your mental health and wellness.

8 Wise Ways™ – S1 EP5 – 01 August 2021

Kim talks about the importance of spiritual wellness and wellbeing for achieving optimal mental health. In this episode Kim talks in detail about how to develop values, beliefs and purpose for a more spiritually healthy life and how this links to mental health.

8 Wise Ways™ – S1 EP4 – 01 July 2021

Kim talks to Helen about the book 8Wise™ Ways to a healthier happier mind and offers advice and tips on how to stay mentally strong.

With Helen Jones on BBC Radio Merseyside – 22 June 2021

Kim talks about wellness element number two from her 8Wise™ model for better mental health, Physical wellness, and the impact it has on mental health and overall wellbeing. In this episode Kim talks about the four core areas of physical health and how to embed them into a life long wellness strategy for protecting mental and physical health.

8 Wise Ways™ – S1 EP3 – 01 June 2021

Join Kim for this extra special episode for Mental Health Week 2021, and the launch of her exciting new book.

8 Wise Ways™ – Special Book Launch Episode – 14 May 2021

Kim talks about Emotional wellness and the part it plays in the 8Wise™ model and the impact it can have on your mental health and wellbeing. In this episode Kim will talk you through the strategy she uses with her clients to build emotional wellness and also develop an emotional wellness toolbox of tricks to manage emotions in a healthy and effective manner.

8 Wise Ways™ – S1 EP2 – 01 May 2021

Kim talks about how her experience with mental health led her to develop the unique 8Wise™ model and 8Wise™ Ways approach for achieving optimal mental health and wellbeing for a living a happier and healthier life. Kim explains how she uses this approach herself to manage her own mental wellness and how she uses it with her own clients through Dalton Wise Coaching and Therapy.

8 Wise Ways™ – S1 EP1 – 31 March 2021

ALL EPISODES

8 Wise Ways™ – All Episodes on Wellbeing Radio

PUBLICATION

DATE

HEADLINE

Wellbeing Magazine

Jul 14, 2021

The ‘One in Four’ or the ‘Other Three’

MSN.com

Jul 13, 2021

Lost touch with friends during the pandemic? 3 key steps from a psychotherapist to help you reconnect

The Independent

Jul 13, 2021

Lost touch with friends during the pandemic? 3 key steps from a psychotherapist to help you reconnect

Thrive Global

Jun 28, 2021

The ‘One in Four’ or the ‘Other Three’

Female First

Jul 14, 2021

8Wise™ ways to take back control of your mental health’

Stories For The Souls – Medium

Jul 9, 2021

The Causes of Burnout and How To Look After Our Wellness

Metro

Apr 21, 2021

Burning out at work? Here are your rights when it comes to saying ‘no’ to overtime

My Planet Liverpool

Apr, 2021

‘8 Wise Ways to a Healthier Happier Mind’

Express

Mar 14, 2021

Royal Family life ‘not healthy’ for Meghan Markle – ‘Toxic environment!’

World Mental Health Day world mental health day 2021