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Jul 14, 2021

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

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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!’

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Health & Wellness Podcast by Kim Rutherford

Goodbye Part 4- Take Care of Your Lifestyle Dimension

As we wind down the final few episodes of the Live the 8 Wise Way podcast, I am going to recap all of the key things, the real big stuff that you need to take from this podcast, if nothing else! Of course if you like what you hear, go back and listen to the whole series so you can get a full, in depth and completely free podcast talking you through my famous 8 Wise methodology. In the final episode of the series, we’re taking a look at the lifestyle dimension. This brings together the foundation dimension, the internal dimension and the external dimension and looks at how you can use all of the principles of 8 Wise to create a safe environment for you live your happiest, healthiest life.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way Podcast –February 23, 2023
Health & Wellness Podcast by Kim Rutherford

Goodbye Part 3- Take Care of Your External Dimension

As we wind down the final few episodes of the Live the 8 Wise Way podcast, I am going to recap all of the key things, the real big stuff that you need to take from this podcast, if nothing else! Of course if you like what you hear, go back and listen to the whole series so you can get a full, in depth and completely free podcast talking you through my famous 8 Wise methodology. In the last episode we covered the internal stuff, so on this episode I am going to recap the external dimension – the environmental and circumstantial factors that impact your mental health and wellbeing, and what you can do to manage it successfully.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way Podcast –February 16, 2023
Health & Wellness Podcast by Kim Rutherford

Goodbye Part 2- Take Care of Your Internal Dimension

As we wind down the final few episodes of the Live the 8 Wise Way podcast, I am going to recap all of the key things, the real big stuff that you need to take from this podcast, if nothing else! Of course if you like what you hear, go back and listen to the whole series so you can get a full, in depth and completely free podcast talking you through my famous 8 Wise methodology. In this episode I am going to recap the internal dimension, including your spiritual and emotional wellness. This is the stuff that happens on the inside, it makes up who you are, and getting a grip on this helps you manage anything the world may throw at you!

Live the 8 Wise™ Way Podcast –February 9, 2023
Health & Wellness Podcast by Kim Rutherford

Goodbye Part 1 - Take Care of Your Foundation Dimension

As we wind down the final few episodes of the Live the 8 Wise Way podcast, I am going to recap all of the key things, the real big stuff that you need to take from this podcast, if nothing else! Of course if you like what you hear, go back and listen to the whole series so you can get a full, in depth and completely free podcast talking you through my famous 8 Wise methodology. In this episode I am going to recap the foundation dimension, because understanding and mastering the blueprint for better mental health is absolutely essential for living a happier, healthier life.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way Podcast –February 2, 2023
Health & Wellness Podcast by Kim Rutherford

Developing Healthy Coping Mechanisms: Part 3 - Debunking Stress Myths

Did you know that stress can be a factor in up to 75% of mental health issues, and is a contributing symptom to the six most common causes of death? Many of us, particularly career-driven individuals, wear stress like a badge of honour. A stressful day at work is seen as a productive day, or maybe you feel like you’re motivated by stress. Well this podcast episode is about to blow your mind on everything you think you know about stress! As we continue our mini-series on identifying, creating and implementing healthy coping mechanisms, this episode takes a look at some of the common myths around stress, inspired by Andrew Bernstein's 8 Deadly Myths About Stress. We should be fighting stress, not celebrating it, and hopefully this podcast will help you reframe your understanding of it, and give you some of the tools to start managing stress better in your life.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way Podcast –January 26, 2023
Health & Wellness Podcast by Kim Rutherford

Developing Healthy Coping Mechanisms: Part 2 - Mindfulness & Meditation

How are your New Year’s resolutions going? I predict that many of you have set big, huge goals which are now beginning to fail, and that’s because you’ve made them too big and too huge rather than focusing on the smaller, achievable targets. Maybe your frustration at not hitting your goals is causing some additional stress. Maybe you have a busy life, a challenging or unfulfilling job, or any number of things feeding your anxiety on a daily basis. Well it’s time to stop, take a step back, and breathe... As we continue our mini-series on identifying, creating and implementing healthy coping mechanisms, this special episode I am going to take you through a meditative process, which you can use at home whenever you want. Simply find a comfortable, quiet place and listen back to this episode. This exercise is a free practical exercise you can use when life is getting a bit overwhelming.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way Podcast –January 19, 2023
Health & Wellness Podcast by Kim Rutherford

Developing Healthy Coping Mechanisms: Part 1

Are you ready to jump into the new year, hit the ground running and achieve all of your resolutions and goals? It’s ok to say no! There will be times, particularly at the start of a new year, when we will like things can get on top of us. Maybe we put too much pressure on ourselves, or perhaps we have so many plans that life just spirals away from us. Whatever causes you to speed towards a meltdown, it’s important to know what your coping mechanisms are AND know how to use them. This episode is first part of a mini-series where we look at exactly that and speak to some expert guests so that you can start identifying and managing your life with healthy coping mechanisms.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way Podcast –January 12, 2023
Health & Wellness Podcast by Kim Rutherford

Hello 2023

Can you believe it – we have made it all the way to 2023. The new year is here, so I want to take the opportunity and thank you all for listening, and welcome those who have only just discovered the podcast. This episode is a bit of a recap of the 8Wise model, giving you a whistlestop tour of all the stuff we covered in the earlier episodes, so that you can feel refreshed and ready to dive into some of the amazing content I have coming up for you this year. In 2023 we will be joined by some truly special guests, who will share their stories, their expert advice, and their support. You will hear first-hand accounts from those who have experienced mental health issues, and get some valuable insight that can help you tackle your own mental health and wellbeing head on in the coming year. It’s time to start living the healthiest, happiest version of you – are you ready?

Live the 8 Wise™ Way Podcast –January 5, 2023
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Ending the Year the Wise Way

As New Year’s Eve fast approaches, it’s a time many of us will be reflecting back on 2022. You will celebrate the things that went well, but you’ll also be dwelling on the things that didn’t go so well. In this episode I’m here to tell you to draw a line under it and move on. I was going to do a special episode about the new year, but instead I decided to share something a bit deeper and more personal with you, because 2022 was a year of significant change for me, and I have made a big decision: No more new year resolutions. Listen to the episode to find out why I’m abandoning this end of year tradition, and why my own journey in the past year can inspire you to make positive changes by using the 8Wise model to improve your mental health and wellbeing as you head into 2023.

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

Managing the Festive Season - Part 4: Grief & Loss

We’re approaching the holiday season once again, and though ‘tis the season to be merry, many of us often feel this time of year brings other feelings such as stress, anxiety, loneliness, and depression. Throughout this special mini-series I am going to help you manage your festive season better, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, something else or nothing at all. In this episode we will be focussing on grief and loss. Whether you have lost someone around the holidays, you have just recently lost someone, or you have ever previously lost a loved one, the holidays can be triggering. We can sometimes be overwhelmed by emotion as we surround ourselves with motifs of togetherness, family and good will. I am going to help you process and manage your grief at this time, because here’s the big secret: it never goes away, but that’s ok! It is completely ok to remember someone, to mourn them, and to be sad that they’re gone, but I want to help you turn that pain into a celebration of those you love and of the happy memories you have of them, so that your holidays are more manageable... dare I say even joyous again?!

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

Managing the Festive Season - Part 3: Lonliness

We’re approaching the holiday season once again, and though ‘tis the season to be merry, many of us often feel this time of year brings other feelings such as stress, anxiety, loneliness, and depression. Throughout this special mini-series I am going to help you manage your festive season better, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, something else or nothing at all. In this episode we are focussing on loneliness, because as many people gather with their families over the holidays, there are also many individuals who feel increasingly isolated and alone at this time of year. I know that feeling well. I’ve been there. However, it doesn’t have to be this way, and I am going to talk you through some of the things you can do to get more social, feel more connected and improve your wellbeing over the festive period.

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

Managing the Festive Season - Part 2: Managing Time

We’re approaching the holiday season once again, and though ‘tis the season to be merry, many of us often feel this time of year brings other feelings such as stress, anxiety, loneliness, and depression. Throughout this special mini-series I am going to help you manage your festive season better, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, something else or nothing at all. In this episode we are focussing on one the biggest year round stresses in our lives – time. We never seem to have enough of it, and our constant belief that we need to do everything with everyone all at once can create a lot of unnecessary anxiety. I am going to help you manage your time better this holiday season with seven practical tips you can start using today.

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

Managing the Festive Season - Part 1: Festive Stress

We’re approaching the holiday season once again, and though ‘tis the season to be merry, many of us often feel this time of year brings other feelings such as stress, anxiety, loneliness, and depression. In this special mini-series I am going to help you manage your festive season better, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, something else or nothing at all. In this episode we are going to break down the dreaded Festive Stress – what is it, what can cause it, and how can you take control of it so that your holidays are happier and healthier?

Live the 8 Wise™ Way Podcast –November 30, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

How Did I Get Like This?

One of the most common questions I get asked by my clients is ‘how did I get like this?’ That’s why, in this episode, I’m going to talk you through a timeline exercise I do with my private clients. By doing this, you will start to reflect in so much more detail on all of the significant moments in your life; some will be good, some will be negative, and some you may have buried deep in your subconscious, but this exercise will help to bring all of those memories back to the surface. This is about understanding the things that made you who you are, and accepting that you are the sum of all of these parts, good and bad, and that’s awesome. By understanding and owning your timeline, you will take control of your mental health and stop worrying about how you got like this. Remember, you are not broken, you are uniquely, perfectly you, and it’s time to stop excusing it and start celebrating!

Live the 8 Wise™ Way Podcast –November 24, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Planning for Effective Change

In this episode of Live the 8 Wise Way we are talking about something that affects every single one of us – fear. Fear comes in all shapes and sizes. In some people it’s an addiction and we know them as adrenaline junkies, but in others it can manifest in other ways and have more serious, debilitating impacts on our mental health, wellbeing and overall quality of life. So I am going to dispel some myths about fear. I am going to explain how and why we experience fear. And I am also going to explain how you can put tools in place to manage your fears. Spoiler alert: it won’t be easy, but if you take my advice and start working on your fears (or phobias) you can get it under control!

Live the 8 Wise™ Way Podcast –November 17, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Forever Fearing Fear

In this episode of Live the 8 Wise Way we are talking about something that affects every single one of us – fear. Fear comes in all shapes and sizes. In some people it’s an addiction and we know them as adrenaline junkies, but in others it can manifest in other ways and have more serious, debilitating impacts on our mental health, wellbeing and overall quality of life. So I am going to dispel some myths about fear. I am going to explain how and why we experience fear. And I am also going to explain how you can put tools in place to manage your fears. Spoiler alert: it won’t be easy, but if you take my advice and start working on your fears (or phobias) you can get it under control!

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

The Meaning of Life

What is the meaning of life? It’s the age old question debated by philosophers, scientists and clergymen alike, and will continue to be debated until the end of time. In this episode, I talk to you about what I believe the meaning of life is or, more precisely, what my meaning of life is. Because I think the answer to this question is fluid and personal to you. There is no one size fits all. To demonstrate this I am going to read an excerpt from chapter two of my book, which you can purchase from any book retailer right now and get yourself on the path towards a happier, healthier life.

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

Is It a Mid-Life Crisis?

In my job, as a psychotherapist, I speak to a lot of people who tell me they’re having the symptoms of a mid-life crisis. But here’s the thing: many of them are quite young. In fact, there are so many twentysomethings now having a so-called ‘quarter-life crisis’ that it makes you wonder how many more crises we can fit in our lives!! However, the actual science pointing to evidence of a mid-life or quarter-life crisis condition is slim. That doesn’t mean you are not still feeling a lack of purpose, a lack of motivation or any of the other signs, but maybe it’s not really a crisis at all – maybe, using the 8Wise method, we can find a way for you to deal with these feelings head on and get your mindset back on track! In this episode we look at the signs of a mid-life crisis, the possible triggers, and how you can manage it to keep your mental health and wellbeing in check.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way Podcast – October 26, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

It's Okay to go Back to Basics

There’s nothing wrong in feeling burnt out, and there’s nothing wrong in feeling stressed or overwhelmed, but there will be something wrong if you don’t do anything about it! In this episode I talk all about going right back to basics to keep your mental health and wellbeing in check. Sometimes it’s the little things that make the biggest difference, so I’ll be telling you all about my own recent experiences and showing you how you can prevent the onset of total burnout by using the 8Wise™ methodology.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way Podcast – October 19, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Are You Thriving?

In this episode we’re talking about what it means to thrive. So, are you thriving right now? That’s the question I want you to ask yourself, and the reason we are diving into this is because the on the week of this episode’s release it is Global Mental Health Awareness Day, and this year the theme being covered is mental wellbeing. 8Wise™ is all about mental wellbeing, and this is all about being in a general state of thriving in all areas of your life. I am going to break down the different states you can be in and help you to put tools and strategies in place to help you get to a place of thriving and stay there!

Live the 8 Wise™ Way Podcast – October 12, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Are You Feeling S.A.D (Seasonal Affective Disorder)?

Did you know over 3 in every 100 adults deal with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) on an annual basis? SAD is often dismissed as not serious, but it is still a form of depression, so if you think you struggle with your mental health at this time of year you need to take action. In this episode of the podcast I apply the 8Wise™ principles to SAD and show you how you can implement simple activities right away to help you manage your happiness through the winter.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way Podcast – October 5, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Dysfunctional Behaviours

Do you find yourself raiding the fridge after a bad day? Perhaps you find solace in alcohol, the escape of TV or even hitting the gym several times a day? These are all forms of dysfunctional behaviours. In fact, anything you do as a way of coping with stress that isn’t dealing head on with the stress is a dysfunctional behaviour. For me it was eating, and for years I had a major problem with food. It got so bad I had to take drastic measures, but even then, once the eating stopped I found myself with all of this unmanaged stress and anxiety – what was I supposed to do?! In this episode I help you identify your own dysfunctional behaviours and explain how these habits are made and broken, so that you can start to get your behaviour under control and live a happy, healthy life.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way Podcast – September 28, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Grief & Bereavement

Loss affects us all in different ways, and it’s something we will all experience in our lives. This has been no more pertinent across the UK than now, as we come together to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II. However, bereavement is also a very personal experience and it can come from places you might not expect: the loss of a job and the ending of a relationship through to the loss of a loved one can all trigger grief. As unique and as personal as it is, there are some shared characteristics and stages in the grieving process. In this episode I help you understand what they are and share some advice to help you navigate your own journey in whatever way works best for you. This is all about ensuring that we grieve in a healthy and appropriate way, so that in the long term we can find the closure and comfort we need to continue living a healthy life.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way Podcast – September 21, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Are You Thinking Too Loud?

In the last episode we covered all the unpleasant emotions we’re usually so scared of, and looked how to understand and accept them as tools our body uses to help us navigate life. In this episode we’re going to build on this, by looking at how these emotions create different cognitive thinking processes in our brains. Don’t worry, I’m not about to go all super sciency on you! It’s really just about understanding what emotions we feel, how they trigger our thought processes, how they trigger our overall feelings and how that affects our body and behaviour. By learning to take ownership of our feelings and gain better control over the behaviours those feelings can trigger, we can take better control of our lives and manage our mental health and wellbeing more effectively. So let’s do this!

Live the 8 Wise™ Way Podcast – September 14, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Understanding Unpleasant Emotions

Anger, disgust, sadness – they’re not just characters from Disney’s Inside Out. They’re real emotions, we’ve all experienced them, and it doesn’t feel great. Our physical responses to these emotions means we pigeonhole them as bad or negative, but actually all of our emotions serve an important purpose. At a really basic evolutionary level, our emotions help us make the right decisions in order to survive, so it’s really important to understand why they make us feel the way we do. In this episode I am going to explain the connection emotions, feelings and moods. I look at some of our most unpleasant emotions and break down the reason we have them, and why our bodies tend to react in pretty unpleasant ways to them.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way Podcast – September 7, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

What is Your Body Telling You?

It’s no secret that our mind and our body are deeply connected, and this is no more obvious than when we are stressed or experiencing issues with our mental health. When our psychological or emotional wellness is being challenged, we often see an impact to our physical wellness, so in this episode we are going to take a closer look at what you body is telling you about your own wellbeing. I talk you through an exercise which will help you identify the areas in your life where you are struggling the most, because once you identify the issue you can start to manage it AND prevent it from becoming a bigger, more unmanageable beast further down the line. This podcast is all about helping you manage and prevent mental health issues so that you can live a healthy, happy life, and understanding the relationship between your emotional and physical wellness is absolutely key.

Live the 8 Wise™ Way Podcast – August 31, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Triggering Transitions

It’s always said that art of acting is about reacting, but the same could be said for us in everyday life too. We spend most of our lives learning how to deal with whatever the universe throws at us, which is why in this episode I am going to cover what those big things are and how they may affect our mental health. Transitions come in all shapes and sizes, from the almost unnoticeable transition of learning a new skill to bigger life events like buying a house or having children. Transitions can also be negative experiences, such as being evicted or losing a job, but whether good or bad, these transitions can often trigger mental health issues. Having the tools and the mindset to deal with all of the transitions life throws our way, no matter how unexpected, will help you live the happy, healthy life you deserve, so let’s do it!

Live the 8 Wise™ Way Podcast – August 24, 2022
Podcast on mental health and wellbeing

Living the 8 Wise™ Way

In the podcast so far, I have broken down the core elements of the 8Wise™ methodology, so that you have the tools and resources you need to start managing your mental health better to live a healthier, happier life. In this episode I wrap this all up and show you how all of these elements co-exist and work together. I show you how important it is to consider all of them together and not just focus on one. For example, there's no point having amazing physical wellness, if you really neglect your emotional wellness. This podcast is designed to give you an introduce to the 8Wise™ program, so that everybody can start implementing the techniques to improve your mental health right now. The tools are not just designed to manage mental health, but stop the onset of preventable mental health issues. You deserve to live your best life, and I am here to help you do that!

Live the 8 Wise™ Way Podcast – August 17, 2022
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 mental 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 Podcast – 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 Podcast – 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 Podcast – 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 Podcast – 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 Podcast – 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 Podcast – 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 Podcast – 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 Podcast – 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 Podcast – 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 Podcast – 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 Podcast – 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

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