102 episodes

Bestselling author and psychotherapist, Julia Samuel, invites us into her therapy room as she talks to both known and unknown voices about some of life’s biggest challenges.

Therapy Works is full of therapeutic conversations which may contain difficult emotions but those that can paradoxically bring light, in all its form.

Listeners will hear what the guests have learnt, failed to learn and how they have grown through their experience. At the end of each episode, Julia reflects on her session with her two psychotherapist daughters who will share their thoughts on the conversation. You’ll quickly discover that not all therapists agree on everything!

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Therapy Works Julia Samuel

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Bestselling author and psychotherapist, Julia Samuel, invites us into her therapy room as she talks to both known and unknown voices about some of life’s biggest challenges.

Therapy Works is full of therapeutic conversations which may contain difficult emotions but those that can paradoxically bring light, in all its form.

Listeners will hear what the guests have learnt, failed to learn and how they have grown through their experience. At the end of each episode, Julia reflects on her session with her two psychotherapist daughters who will share their thoughts on the conversation. You’ll quickly discover that not all therapists agree on everything!

Follow @juliasamuelmbe

    Agony Aunties - Coping with Re-Grief and Injustice

    Agony Aunties - Coping with Re-Grief and Injustice

    In this week's episode of Agony Aunties, we're addressing a listener's heartfelt question about re-grieving her father's death after hearing news about the contaminated blood inquiry, which her father received and passed away from. We'll explore the psychological impact of triggers, the importance of expressing anger, how when we pay attention to something we find it popping up more often in our lives, and ways to take care of oneself while processing deeply personal and painful experiences. Join us as we navigate the complexities of grief, trauma, and finding a path forward.
    P.S. In these answers we are sharing what’s top of mind for us. We would love to keep the conversation going. Have you had any experiences similar to what Emily mentioned, where what you’re thinking about a lot lately you happen to see around you more often? Do share! And if you have any questions you’d like us to tackle for the next Agony Aunties, do share!
    Resources
    If you’re dealing with grief, I created a program that I really put a lot of effort into, and one that I think really can help. Hopefully, you find it useful - https://illumeapps.com/griefworks/
    Otherwise, if you’d like to connect, I post regularly on Instagram, with more thoughts and some Monday Top Tips - http://instagram.com/juliasamuelmbe/
    And for more info, check out my website - https://juliasamuel.co.uk
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    • 11 min
    Jake Humphrey on Vulnerability and Finding Joy in Everyday Moments

    Jake Humphrey on Vulnerability and Finding Joy in Everyday Moments

    We're starting off Season 6 of Therapy Works with a wonderful talk with Jake Humphrey. Join us as we explore Jake's varied career as a sports presenter, businessman, and podcaster. Through this enriching conversation, Jake shares insights on balancing success with personal life, family values, and his mental health journey. We dive into the beauty of ordinary life, the importance of vulnerability, and finding joy in simple moments. Discover how sharing our deepest fears can lead to healing and connection, and learn from Jake's experiences of resilience amidst life's pressures.
    Resources
    If you found this conversation interesting, you can find Jake Humphrey’s work in many places, including:
    Twitter/X - https://x.com/mrjakehumphrey
    High Performance Podcast - https://podfollow.com/highperformance
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jakehumphrey/

    Otherwise, if you’d like to connect, I post regularly on Instagram, with more thoughts and some Monday Top Tips - http://instagram.com/juliasamuelmbe/
    And for more info, check out my website - https://juliasamuel.co.uk
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Agony Aunties - Navigating Fear and Power Dynamics in Parenting

    Agony Aunties - Navigating Fear and Power Dynamics in Parenting

    In this week’s episode of Agony Aunties, we’re addressing a listener's question about the fear of their child, particularly during the teenage years.  We’ll discuss the power dynamics between parents and children, the emotional challenges of parenting, and strategies for maintaining calm and establishing boundaries. We’ll also dig into how personal childhood experiences can influence parental fears, as well as the importance of repair and trust in parent-child relationships.  Tune in for an insightful discussion on the complexities of parenting and overcoming fear.
    As well, we’re only sharing what’s top of mind for us in these answers, and we’d love to keep the conversation going.  Do you have any frameworks you use, perhaps similar to Sophie’s, in how you show up for your children?  I’d love to know.  And if you have any questions you’d like us to tackle for the next Agony Aunties, do share!
    Otherwise, if you’d like to connect, I post regularly on Instagram, with more thoughts and some Monday Top Tips - http://instagram.com/juliasamuelmbe/

    And for more info, check out my website - https://juliasamuel.co.uk
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    • 13 min
    Navigating Bicultural Identity: A Conversation with Sahaj Kaur Kohli

    Navigating Bicultural Identity: A Conversation with Sahaj Kaur Kohli

    For this week’s bonus episode of the Therapy Works Podcast, we’re featuring psychotherapist and founder of Brown Girl Therapy, Sahaj Kaur Kohli. In this episode, Sahaj delves into her journey as a daughter of Indian immigrants in the United States, her professional and personal challenges, and the cultural straddling that influences her work with clients. She shares insights on navigating mental health, identity, and transgenerational trauma while discussing her new book, 'But What Will People Say?' and the importance of healing through cultural sensitivity and curiosity. Discover how Sahaj blends her bicultural experience in her therapeutic practice and offers invaluable advice for children of immigrants and their families. Dive into the conversation and explore Sahaj's story and expertise, filled with relatable experiences and professional wisdom
    Resources
    You can learn more about Sahaj Kaur Kohli, and get her book, on her website - https://sahajkaurkohli.com/book
    For those of you on Instagram, check out her profile over at - https://www.instagram.com/browngirltherapy/
    Otherwise, if you’d like to connect, I post regularly on Instagram, with more thoughts and some Monday Top Tips - http://instagram.com/juliasamuelmbe/
    And for more info, check out my website - https://juliasamuel.co.uk
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    • 49 min
    Agony Aunties: What to do if You Feel Nothing?

    Agony Aunties: What to do if You Feel Nothing?

    In this week's episode of Agony Aunties, we're addressing a listener's question about not feeling anything. We'll discuss the potential link between numbness and depression, recommend ways to explore and understand this emotional state, and emphasize the importance of professional help. We'll also talk about holistic lifestyle changes and the value of communicating your feelings to those close to you.
    Resources:
    I mentioned that I’ll be sharing an online test, for those of you who are interested in their emotional wellbeing.  You can find it here - https://checkwellbeing.leadershipacademy.nhs.uk/
    Otherwise, if you have any questions, send me a message on my Instagram - http://instagram.com/juliasamuelmbe/
    For more info, check out my website - https://juliasamuel.co.uk
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    • 8 min
    The Anxious Generation: A Conversation with Jonathan Haidt

    The Anxious Generation: A Conversation with Jonathan Haidt

    In this very engaging conversation, Jonathan Haidt, Professor of Ethical Leadership at the Stern School in New York, discusses his latest book “The Anxious Generation” where he goes into the significant impact digital devices and social media have on the younger generation, particularly the broader implications of technology on children's development, mental health, and social interactions. Highlighting four foundational rules for healthier childhoods, Haidt emphasizes the urgent need for collective action among parents, schools, and governments to mitigate the adverse effects of a digital upbringing and restore a play-based, real-world childhood that fosters resilience and social competence.
    Resources:
    For starters, you’re going to love “The Anxious Generation” - https://www.anxiousgeneration.com
    If you’re interested in taking action, we mentioned a few websites you can check out, namely: 
    http://letgrow.org
    http://anxiousgeneration.com
    http://smartphonefreechildhood.co.uk
    http://delaysmartphones.org
    Otherwise, if you’d like to connect, I post regularly on Instagram, with more thoughts and some Monday Top Tips - http://instagram.com/juliasamuelmbe/
    And for more info, check out my website - https://juliasamuel.co.uk
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    • 51 min

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