70 episodes

Perfectionism? Imposter Syndrome? Anxiety? Workaholism?
These are often the price for successful women.
Come join me as I explore all aspects of psychological wellbeing so that you can overcome the 'four horsemen' signalling the road to burnout.
Together we will do more than feel better, we will learn how to find joy and aliveness in every moment, so that work, family and relationships become vibrant, rich and rewarding.

Mistress Wellbeing Dr Leila Davis

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Perfectionism? Imposter Syndrome? Anxiety? Workaholism?
These are often the price for successful women.
Come join me as I explore all aspects of psychological wellbeing so that you can overcome the 'four horsemen' signalling the road to burnout.
Together we will do more than feel better, we will learn how to find joy and aliveness in every moment, so that work, family and relationships become vibrant, rich and rewarding.

    The Surprising Secret of Awareness

    The Surprising Secret of Awareness

    Awareness is not mindfulness.
     
    There has been a rising tide of mindfulness teachers and practices over the past ten years.
     
    Awareness is different. It's about our internal world, and it's about physical sensation within the body.
     
    Let me try to explain it today as well as I can, because it came up as a big topic on retreat two weeks ago.
     
    Thinking is often the place where attention flows, but there is a world of information coming to us from our body. 
     
    Listen in to find out what secrets awareness can bring.
     
     
     

    • 12 min
    How Safety Unleashes Genius

    How Safety Unleashes Genius

    Recorded in Bali the week after my Finding Your Joy retreat, this episode is inspired by the time we spent together in group.
    In the lead up to Bali I had an internal dialogue about creating a 'manifesto' and managing every moment of our week... or not.  
    My fear told me to organise, while some bigger part of me reasoned, 'You have everything you need. Be transparent, respond to what arises, feel into the group and give them what they need.'
    Happily I trusted my gut feeling Instead of giving in to fear, and what arose was a deep understanding of how safety leashes potential, leading to genius and growth.
    I'll be back in Bali with a retreat in October 2023, places are limited so get in touch now if you would like to join me. 
     
     

    • 11 min
    Finding Expansion in a Contracted World

    Finding Expansion in a Contracted World

    Hello from the Finding Your Joy retreat in Bali.
     
    I’ve recorded a special podcast episode this week to capture the essence of our remarkable time together in group.
     
    Its my delight to be with others as they begin to drop the contractions of old limiting stories and behaviours, softening and expanding into wholeness and opening to their possibilities.
     
    Expansion is exhilarating, and it’s joyful and fun to be around.
     
    Like taking a really deep breath for the first time, exhaling all the stale air and drawing fresh, energised oxygen into your body.
     
    And the process never gets old.
     
     

    • 14 min
    The Healing Power of Deep Rest

    The Healing Power of Deep Rest

    I’m on a pre-retreat in Bali, and I spent the morning having a full body massage. 
    I didn’t feel particularly stressed to begin with but I make it my practice to have a massage every day. 

    The effect always surprises me, as if my body is holding onto stress like a magnet holds paper clips, effortlessly, unconsciously. 


    So I started thinking about the healing power of deep rest, the ‘Bali Glow’ we all take on after a week of group connection, yoga, singing and massage. 
    The surprising thing is just how much stress floats about in my body even when I feel relatively relaxed!
    Yin yoga has taught me during the pandemic just how relaxed I can get, and how good that is for my mood and my body.
    Today is all about the healing power of deep relaxation.
     

    • 13 min
    Finding your Point of Power

    Finding your Point of Power

    Do you feel pulled inexorably into the external world of bad news and overwhelming humanitarian crises?
    This trend has increased massively during the last few years, with pandemics, war, energy crises and climate change all featuring large.
    It influences your equilibrium, mood and general sense of wellbeing.
    So how can you look after yourself and find a point of refuge and power in the tumultuous world we live in?
    By turning within and cultivating your own garden.
    I'm exploring this today, how to build awareness and tend your own heart so you have a solid, secure place within.
    You will influence the world in this way.
     

    • 15 min
    My Big Leap

    My Big Leap

    If you feel stuck in life, lacking passion and excitement, The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks is a good read.
    Today I'm sharing my process as I took my leap, out of the world of Family Medicine where I had security, kudos and skill, into my wellbeing business which feels so much more vibrant and alive.
    At the time it felt uncertain and terrifying, and I was most definitley following my gut not my head!
    It's an ongoing huge piece of personal growth to search for and find my zone of genius, especially as I wasn't really sure I had one to begin with...
    My sense of expansiveness arises from facing so many fears to get here. Those fears never completely go away, they still raise their heads, I'm just better at dealing with them!

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Ramonamoghaddam99 ,

Love this podcast

Really have been enjoying to Dr Leila Davis, has helped me so much with where I am in my life at the moment. Her knowledge is amazingly vast! And her voice is so soothing to listen to. Highly recommend to anyone. So many self awareness topics she covers.

Santlender (Santa/slender ma!) ,

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Dr Leila has a soothing and wise voice for those seeking the balance and antidote to stress and anxiety. She brings her authenticity and I’m enjoying listening.

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