7 episodes

You Can Shine podcast is for people who want to push through their limits and live life with courage, resilience, grace and joy. Each month, your host Josie Thomson shares interviews of REAL stories of REAL people who have faced adversities and trials… and WON! You will hear how they overcame these challenges and the lessons learned. Based on her own personal experiences and learnings, Josie also passes on her own guidance on how to take charge of your life experience. Shift the way you think - it’s not what happens to you that defines you… it’s how you respond that counts! You too CAN rise and shine again.

You Can Shine Josie Thomson

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

You Can Shine podcast is for people who want to push through their limits and live life with courage, resilience, grace and joy. Each month, your host Josie Thomson shares interviews of REAL stories of REAL people who have faced adversities and trials… and WON! You will hear how they overcame these challenges and the lessons learned. Based on her own personal experiences and learnings, Josie also passes on her own guidance on how to take charge of your life experience. Shift the way you think - it’s not what happens to you that defines you… it’s how you respond that counts! You too CAN rise and shine again.

    Episode 7 - Transforming Your Mind - Cultivating Resilience with Dr Jeffrey M Schwartz

    Episode 7 - Transforming Your Mind - Cultivating Resilience with Dr Jeffrey M Schwartz

    The Covid-19 pandemic is exposing all of us to significant traumatic distress and placing us at risk for a host of stress and trauma related health consequences - even the risk of contracting the Covid-19 disease itself. By proactively addressing these risks with resilience boosting strategies we can all do our best to take care of ourselves, our families, our co-workers or employees and each other at this time. This is not just a health crisis; it’s become an economic and mental health crisis as well.

    This is another timely discussion with my dear friend, leading expert in neuroplasticity, OCD and mindfulness, and co-author of The Wise Advocate – The Inner Voice of Strategic Leadership, Dr Jeffrey M Schwartz.

    In this episode we examine effective and practical ways to direct our attention in ways that help us cope and manage stress – not think about stress, and build resilience along the way.

    Dr Schwartz leads us through a simple and important breath awareness exercise which supports us to connect with our inner ‘Wise Advocate’ that helps us understand what’s happening, and calm our feelings and anxieties to enable us to make a plan going forward.

    Importantly, we explore effective and efficient ways to keep our executive brain ‘online’ to think clearly even through anxious times like these. He outlines his acclaimed 4 Steps process to manage stress and anxiety, re-centre ourselves for greater calm, perspective and resilience. This helps us balance and understand our priorities and make good decisions, and preserve our wellbeing and positive mental health. We discuss what resilience is, and practical ways to build resilience capability.

    Learn from a leading expert in the fields of neuroscience, mindfulness and psychiatry, and author of over 100 scientific publications. Dr Schwartz has been featured globally on prominent TV shows, including Oprah, 20/20, Today Show and Larry King. He was even a consultant to Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio on The Aviator (and appears with them on the bonus DVD extras of that film).

    Tune in, open your mind and heart, and be resourced and empowered.



    Resources:

    The Wise Advocate book and kindle – https://amzn.to/2UDrsWM

    Mindful Breathing Exercises [Jeffrey Schwartz] – https://bit.ly/3bpsKeG

    You Are Not Your Brain book and kindle – https://amzn.to/3bsHXLU

    Transform bad habits and unhealthy thinking with the You Are Not Your Brain online course - https://bit.ly/3348Jti

    Simple Meditation For Busy People audiobook and 4 x 4mins meditation tracks downloadable - https://bit.ly/30TfJXi 

    The Neuroscience of Resilience DVD  - https://bit.ly/3f3vxvu 

    • 33 min
    Episode 6 - Changing Habits with Dr Jeffrey M Schwartz

    Episode 6 - Changing Habits with Dr Jeffrey M Schwartz

    When it comes to changing habits in a crisis, in this podcast interview we discuss how stress interferes with our capacity to think clearly and our ability to not react. Under these circumstances, the path of least resistance is to simply deploy habits – without conscious thought or awareness. However, not all these habits are helpful.



    Even though the urge to react with a habitual response will arise, we explore our ability to have CHOICE – we have free will and FREE WON’T ie. the capacity for wise discernment.



    We talk about the essential factors of self awareness and self management to then have cognitive and emotional control to ultimately respond wisely.



    We explore ways of effectively assisting children to learn self control – to develop cognitive and emotional control, particularly around the use of technology and the need to set and enforce health boundaries. We also discuss the use of ‘Red/Yellow/Green’ traffic lights to entrain better self control: STOP, calm yourself down and think before you act!  Use love and logic to help develop cognitive control.



    We present the construct of the Wise Advocate voice, which is always available to you, even when you’re not paying attention to it. The act of seeking your Wise Advocate is itself a form of mental activity with hugely beneficial effects for you as a leader (and as a person) and for the systems that matter to you, to consciously assess and discern your inner narratives, and choose adaptive behaviours to pursue your long term plans and goals.



    We discuss the importance of mindfulness as a mental action that has significanr effects on how the brain works: it brings the prefronal cortex (the executive brain) online, and allows for greater inhibitory control, working memory and cognitive flexibility.



    Learn from a leading expert in the fields of neuroscience, mindfulness and psychiatry, and author of over 100 scientific publications. Dr Schwartz has been featured globally on prominent TV shows, including Oprah, 20/20, Today Show and Larry King. He was even a consultant to Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio on The Aviator (and appears with them on the bonus DVD extras of that film).



    Tune in, open your mind and heart, and be resourced and empowered.



    Resources:



    The Wise Advocate book and kindle – https://amzn.to/2UDrsWM

    Mindful Breathing Exercises [Jeffrey Schwartz] – https://bit.ly/3bpsKeG

    You Are Not Your Brain book and kindle – https://amzn.to/3bsHXLU

    FREE Audio book about Dr Jeffrey M Schwartz – https://amzn.to/2UvCpta

    End bad habits and transform unhealthy thinking with the You Are Not Your Brain online course with Dr Jeffrey Schwartz & Josie Thomson - https://josiethomson.com/product/you-are-not-your-brain/

    Simple Meditation For Busy People audiobook and downloadable meditations -

    https://josiethomson.com/product/simple-meditation-for-busy-people-digital-download/

    The Neuroscience of Resilience DVD  - https://josiethomson.com/product/neuroscience-resilience/

    • 29 min
    Episode 5 - Thriving after a toxic relationship with Liv Marriott

    Episode 5 - Thriving after a toxic relationship with Liv Marriott

    In this episode I speak with a young, fun loving, savvy entrepreneur and wellness advocate who’s passionate about helping vulnerable women and kids through various charities – Liv Marriott.



    This episode explores how easily our sense of self can be derailed by controlling, manipulative, toxic relationships, and what it takes to regain strength, inner resolve, courage and resilience to make the tough but right decisions to put yourself first.



    We talk about disappointment, sadness, loyalty, grief, expectations and frustration, and coming to terms with life when even supposed ‘friends’ turn their back on you.



    Learn from a young woman who has risen from the depths of despair, rebuilt her life – piece by piece - to be in alignment with her truest values, and now encourages and supports others to live strong, independent and healthy lives on their own terms.



    Tune in, open your mind and heart, and be inspired.



    Keep in touch with Liv

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/living.with.liv/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EOwithLiv/

    • 32 min
    Episode 4 - Parenting in a Crisis with Dr Jeffrey M Schwartz

    Episode 4 - Parenting in a Crisis with Dr Jeffrey M Schwartz

    How can we be more mindful as parents and less intense as professionals - to respond wisely and purposefully as we go through these times?



    This is a timely discussion with my dear friend, leading expert in neuroplasticity, OCD and mindfulness, and co-author of The Wise Advocate – The Inner Voice of Strategic Leadership, Dr Jeffrey M Schwartz.



    In this episode we examine effective and practical ways to maintain perspective, clarity of mind and emotional regulation with the pressure of competing priorities.



    We talk about the importance of long-term goals and values, setting boundaries and upholding limits. We cover the topics of discipline, depression and anxiety in our children, as well as the influence of technology on developing brains.



    Importantly, we explore effective and efficient ways for you to re-centre yourself for greater calm, perspective and resilience, including connecting with your Wise Advocate – the voice of your inner loving guide – that helps us balance and understand our priorities and make good decisions.



    Learn from a leading expert in the fields of neuroscience, mindfulness and psychiatry, and author of over 100 scientific publications. Dr Schwartz has been featured globally on prominent TV shows, including Oprah, 20/20, Today Show and Larry King. He was even a consultant to Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio on The Aviator (and appears with them on the bonus DVD extras of that film).



    Tune in, open your mind and heart, and be resourced and empowered.

    • 31 min
    Episode 3 - Crisis Response, Parenting & Business Leadership with Daimien Patterson

    Episode 3 - Crisis Response, Parenting & Business Leadership with Daimien Patterson

    How do you handle extreme stress, trauma or toxic masculinity in the workplace? How do you lead effectively in a crisis?



    In this podcast interview I speak with Daimien Patterson, a man on a mission, or three, with a proven track record for leading teams through most adverse extremes – including war. Drawing from his vast experience as a senior ranking officer within the military, and his entrepreneurial drive, Daimien shares his experiences, grit, and tactical insight about business leadership.



    Tune in, open your mind and heart, and be inspired.

    • 54 min
    Episode 2 - Cultivate Calm in Crisis with Dr Jeffrey M Schwartz

    Episode 2 - Cultivate Calm in Crisis with Dr Jeffrey M Schwartz

    A special and timely discussion with my dear friend, leading expert in neuroplasticity, OCD and mindfulness, and co-author of The Wise Advocate – The Inner Voice of Strategic Leadership, Dr Jeffrey M Schwartz.



    In this episode we examine effective, validated and practical ways to cultivate calm in crisis – how to ease stress, anxiety and fear.



    We discuss the important role our perceptions and inner narratives play, and the brain’s propensity to panic and ‘freeze’ under ‘threat’. Importantly, we explore ways for you to re-centre yourself for greater calm, peace and resilience.



    Learn from a leading expert in the fields of neuroscience, mindfulness and psychiatry, and author of over 100 scientific publications. Dr Schwartz has been featured globally on prominent TV shows, including Oprah, 20/20, Today Show and Larry King. He was even a consultant to Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio on The Aviator (and appears with them on the bonus DVD extras of that film).



    Tune in, open your mind and heart, and be resourced and empowered.



    Resources mentioned:

    The Wise Advocate book and kindle - https://amzn.to/2UDrsWM

    Mindful Breathing Exercises [Jeffrey Schwartz] - https://bit.ly/3bpsKeG

    Simple Meditation For Busy People - https://bit.ly/2UjujoR

    You Are Not Your Brain book and kindle - https://amzn.to/3bsHXLU

    FREE Audio book about Dr Jeffrey M Schwartz - https://amzn.to/2UvCpta

    FREE Online Mindfulness Meditation sessions with Josie for April 2020 - https://josiethomson.com/mmm

    The Wise Advocate website: www.wiseadvoc8.com

    • 37 min

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