16 episodes

An ex-burntout doctor doing my best to be mindful, not burn out again and work through my own stuff so that my kids don't inherit it. Join me if you want to reflect on the messiness of life, parenting & relationships and basically just try to be the best humans we can be.

mind.life.me‪.‬ Dr Emily Amos

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

An ex-burntout doctor doing my best to be mindful, not burn out again and work through my own stuff so that my kids don't inherit it. Join me if you want to reflect on the messiness of life, parenting & relationships and basically just try to be the best humans we can be.

    2.2 How to Avoid Chronic Stress

    2.2 How to Avoid Chronic Stress

    In this episode, Dr. Emily Amos discusses the concept of closing the stress cycle and the importance of intentional rest.
    We'll talk about:

    How our stress response mimics the cardiac cycle and how periods of rest are crucial for our overall well-being.
    How our bodies respond to stress and how to work with this process rather than against it.
    What to do when we recognise when we have overcommitted ourselves.
    How to manage the discomfort that can arise during periods of rest and the importance of self-compassion.
    Most importantly, how to help yourself to 'close off' your stress cycle and allow your body to rest.


    Next episode we'll explore the 'window of tolerance' and how to increase our ability to respond to and recover from stress.

    My short course ⁠⁠Mindful Me⁠⁠ is designed to help you to master mindfulness & better manage stress in an easily accessible, online format, available 24/7 with fantastic video lessons, a beautiful course workbook and plenty of guided meditations to help build your practice.

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    You can find more information on mindfulness and my work via my website- ⁠www.dremilyamos.com⁠



    As always, I love to connect with you via social media:

    Facebook: ⁠@dremilyamos⁠ and ⁠@mindlifeme⁠
    Instagram: ⁠@dremilyamos⁠ and ⁠@mind.life.me⁠
    Insight Timer: ⁠⁠Dr Emily Amos⁠

    • 25 min
    2.1 Mindfulness vs Meditation- what's the difference?

    2.1 Mindfulness vs Meditation- what's the difference?

    To kick things back into gear on the mind.life.me. podcast for season 2 we're talking about what exactly is mindfulness? You've all heard about it, in fact most of you will have probably experienced it... and it's not always been a good experience for many people. So this episode I decided that a good place to start things off is to help explain exactly what mindfulness is and more importantly, what it isn't!



    Let's talk about:


    Mindfulness as the practice of being in the present moment and noticing what's going on without judgment.
    Meditation as a formal practice that can help cultivate mindfulness.
    How normal it is for the mind to wander, and the goal of mindfulness is to notice when it happens and gently guide it back to the present moment.
    Bringing intentionality to everyday activities can help cultivate mindfulness.
    Cultivating the skill of being mindful to help in times of stress.



    My short course ⁠Mindful Me⁠ is designed to help you to master mindfulness in an easily accessible, online format, available 24/7 with fantastic video lessons, a beautiful course workbook and plenty of guided meditations to help build your practice.


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    You can find more information on mindfulness and my work via my website- www.dremilyamos.com





    As always, I love to connect with you via social media:


    Facebook: @dremilyamos and @mindlifeme

    Instagram: @dremilyamos and @mind.life.me

    Insight Timer: ⁠Dr Emily Amos⁠




    Disclaimer: The information provided on the Mind.Life.Me. podcast is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided on this site is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional advice or care. Please seek the advice of a qualified health care professional in the event something you have read or heard here raises questions or concerns regarding your health.

    • 23 min
    1.14 Attention, Distraction & Behaviour Change

    1.14 Attention, Distraction & Behaviour Change

    I actually recorded this episode many months ago, then left it and did nothing with it for ages. Which is ironic given in this ep we explore the idea that achieving things, changing behaviour and basically being human- is really, really hard. I'm human, just like you. I struggle to achieve what I want to achieve sometimes too- so let's explore this together.

    In this episode I talk about:


    Johan Hari's book Stolen Focus
    How the modern world is setting us up to fail in many ways when it comes to our attention and focus.
    How we can actually use the psychology of behaviour change to help us to do the things we want to do.
    Why self compassion (as I always say) is actually the basis for this cycle and what helps us to unlock our full potential.
    What is the 'first step' in changing behaviour?



    My short course ⁠⁠⁠Mindful Me⁠⁠⁠ is designed to help you to master mindfulness & better manage stress in an easily accessible, online format, available 24/7 with fantastic video lessons, a beautiful course workbook and plenty of guided meditations to help build your practice.


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    You can find more information on mindfulness and my work via my website- ⁠⁠www.dremilyamos.com⁠⁠





    As always, I love to connect with you via social media:


    Facebook: ⁠⁠@dremilyamos⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠@mindlifeme⁠⁠

    Instagram: ⁠⁠@dremilyamos⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠@mind.life.me⁠⁠

    Insight Timer: ⁠⁠⁠Dr Emily Amos⁠⁠




    Disclaimer: The information provided on the Mind.Life.Me. podcast is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided on this site is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional advice or care. Please seek the advice of a qualified health care professional in the event something you have read or heard here raises questions or concerns regarding your health.

    • 26 min
    1.13 Being 'Good Enough'

    1.13 Being 'Good Enough'

    It’s been a little while since I released a podcast episode, so I thought this was a good time to talk about giving ourselves permission to be ‘good enough’. As a long suffering perfectionist, I’ve often struggled with this concept… as a doctor, I’ve struggled with it even more. I mean, who wants a ‘good enough’ doctor?!? So in my musings this week I’ve tried to capture a lot of the concepts and issues around actually allowing ourselves to be ‘good enough’.




    What does it mean to give ourselves permission to be #goodenough ?
    Does giving ourselves permission to be ‘good enough’ mean we stop trying to do better?
    How does giving ourself permission to be ‘good enough’ relate to behaviour change psychology?
    How can we apply the principle of ‘good enough’ and use to to drive our practice of self compassion?



    As always, you can connect with me in a variety of ways:

    My website: www.dremilyamos.com

    Where I teach online courses as well as online meditation and yoga nidra classes.

    On Instagram: @dremilyamos

    On Facebook: @dremilyamos



    Disclaimer

    The information provided on the Mind.Life.Me. podcast is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided on this site is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional advice or care. Please seek the advice of a qualified health care professional in the event something you have read or heard here raises questions or concerns regarding your health.

    • 22 min
    1.12 Fear of Making a Mistake

    1.12 Fear of Making a Mistake

    This has always been a big background thing for me, none of us probably talk about it enough though- how the fear of making a mistake can drastically temper our dreams and actions. Fear of making a mistake can be debilitating in our decision making in the present moment, stopping us from even doing anything. This episode I'm talking about  


    How this concept not only affects those of us who work in healthcare but also the perfectionists and worriers of the world (even more so if you happen to be all three!). 
    How our fear of making a mistake in the future can seriously affect our behaviour today. 
    How this future based thinking (and fear) relates to mindfulness and learning how to be in the present moment. 
    How to take the first step towards making a decision and committing to an action, despite the fear of making a mistake. 
    How this fear of making a mistake can even affect us as parents! 
    How much time we can regain in our lives by learning how to be more aware of this tendency and choosing to reinvest this energy into being more mindful. 



    The beautiful article by Dr Jonathan Ramachenderan I refer to in this episode can be found here. 

    You can find more information on mindfulness and my work via my website- www.dremilyamos.com 



    As always, I love to connect with you via social media: 

    Facebook: @dremilyamos and @mindlifeme 

    Instagram: @dremilyamos and @mind.life.me 



    Disclaimer: The information provided on the Mind.Life.Me. podcast is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided on this site and podcast is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional advice or care. Please seek the advice of a qualified health care professional in the event something you have read or heard here raises questions or concerns regarding your health.

    • 26 min
    1.11 Stress, Sleep & Mindfulness

    1.11 Stress, Sleep & Mindfulness

    After last episode, we know a bit more about stress and how it cycles through our body- so how does that affect other things? Like sleep for example?
    In this episode I talk about:

    How our body sleeps.
    What are the hormonal drivers of sleep and how do they relate to stress hormones?
    How stress can affect our sleep and what we can do about it.
    How mindfulness works to change our relationship with our thoughts and improve our sleep.

    As always, my 7 Days of Mindful Self Care mini course is absolutely FREE and a great way to help kick start you towards slowing down and learning how to rest.


    If you're enjoying the podcast I would absolutely love for you to review and share it with others to help spread the word about the importance of mindfulness and self care in all of our lives. Please don't get to the point I did and burn out before you do something about it- make these important changes today.


    My short course ⁠⁠⁠Mindful Me⁠⁠⁠ is designed to help you to master mindfulness & better manage stress in an easily accessible, online format, available 24/7 with fantastic video lessons, a beautiful course workbook and plenty of guided meditations to help build your practice.


    ------------------------------------
    You can find more information on mindfulness and my work via my website- ⁠⁠www.dremilyamos.com⁠⁠





    As always, I love to connect with you via social media:


    Facebook: ⁠⁠@dremilyamos⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠@mindlifeme⁠⁠

    Instagram: ⁠⁠@dremilyamos⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠@mind.life.me⁠⁠

    Insight Timer: ⁠⁠⁠Dr Emily Amos⁠⁠




    Disclaimer: The information provided on the Mind.Life.Me. podcast is for educational and informational purposes only. The information provided on this site is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional advice or care. Please seek the advice of a qualified health care professional in the event something you have read or heard here raises questions or concerns regarding your health.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Bbessyboots ,

Practical and grounding

Thanks Emily for another great episode. I find your podcast really helpful in addressing issues that I encounter in everyday life as a working mum. Really great fun to have come across this.

boymumma x4 ,

Thank you ❤️

Thanks so much for the podcasts Em. I am home today having what I will call a ‘mental health day’. I am exhausted and not working at my best self. I have gone for a long walk and am relistening to your podcast on Burnout. Thank you for making me feel normal!! X

RB🐶 ,

A meaningful listen

Thanks Emily. I enjoy listening to your podcasts. They force me to pause and reflect on my life and family and GP work too. I look forward to each one coming out. Thanks.

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