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This podcast will educate and inform you on how predictable and easy to understand mental health really is, and how we can LEARN how to thrive and eliminate MH issues. Demystifying, destigmatising, de-medicalising and democratising mental health. Cutting through the psycho-babble and putting good mental health into the hands of us all.

The Mental Health Revolution Podcast Kate Ashley-Norman

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This podcast will educate and inform you on how predictable and easy to understand mental health really is, and how we can LEARN how to thrive and eliminate MH issues. Demystifying, destigmatising, de-medicalising and democratising mental health. Cutting through the psycho-babble and putting good mental health into the hands of us all.

    Freeing Yourself From The Cocktail – with Chaya Grossberg

    Freeing Yourself From The Cocktail – with Chaya Grossberg

    Kate talks to Chaya Grossberg, a consultant specialising in the treatment of people coming off psychiatric medication, whose own journey began with an extensive and damaging relationship with these drugs.

    Fortunately, Chaya was able to connect with a community determined to help people release themselves from the hold of this medication. Since then, Chaya has become a fierce proponent of ensuring that others can take the same steps she did. 

    In this frank conversation, Chaya shares her own journey, as well as some of the advice that changed her life.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

     
    Having freed herself from psychiatric drugs, and realising the benefits of doing so, Chaya has made it her mission to speak out whenever possible on the subject.

     
    The “cocktail” of drugs that are prescribed in most cases build in terrifying intensity. Each drug seems to be added in order to counteract the negative side-effects of the previous one, and all of a sudden, the patient finds themselves taking many different drugs each designed to battle the others.

     
    While coming off the drugs, Chaya faced extreme panic attacks, an intense sense of discomfort and restlessness, extreme insomnia, nausea and seizures.

     
    In the US, around twenty million people are on psychiatric drugs. There is a sense that some would like people to remain on this medication, as it’s a huge money-spinner.

     
    Peer support is incredibly important. We need so many more systems than there currently are, but the ones we already have are crucial to effective withdrawal.

     
    People need to create their own narrative, their own story. By expressing their own experiences in words that feel true, re-synthesis can take place

     

    BEST MOMENTS 
    ‘It felt like the narratives around psychiatry and medications were still being formed’

    ’That’s why they call it a cocktail; it’s a little bit of this with a little of that’

    ‘Is it right to take a drug for your mood and emotions?’

    ’There’s a stigma around critiquing psychiatry’

    ‘You are almost falling backwards into the system'

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

    The Mental Health Revolution Podcast

     

    Chaya Grossberg: Freedom From Psychiatric Drugs - https://chayagrossberg.com/2355-2/

     

    Chaya Grossberg - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chayagrossberg/?hl=en

     

    Chaya Grossberg - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6nm1hQ7fJgFAOTQMgaDrnQ  

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Kate Ashley-Norman is creator of Positive Mind Management, the host of The Mental Health Revolution podcast, and a passionate speaker and trainer about our emotional wellbeing. She is seeking to change the nature and tone of the conversation around mental health for business owners, their workplaces and ultimately in their personal lives.

    Kate has spent the last 25+ years running her own businesses, initially working running a six figure PR consultancy agency, then building a multi-million pound international property portfolio. Latterly she has dedicated her time to studying emotional mastery and positive psychology, while bringing up four children, and has used her experience and knowledge to create the Positive Mind Management programme specifically for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

    The knowledge Kate has collated will help you to not only better understand your emotions, it will help you both improve it, and supercharge it during those more challenging times when emotional wellbeing can be compromised. Fear, procrastination, overwhelm, powerlessness, self worth – empire building is a hugely challenging process in its own right. The more power you hold within your own emotions, the more you can harness the power of those emotions, good and bad, to the benefit of your business and life in general.

    Hugely practical and applicable, this revolutionary approach to mental health is putting the power back into the hands of each an

    • 36 min
    Emotional Wellbeing While Working At Home – with Louise Goss

    Emotional Wellbeing While Working At Home – with Louise Goss

    Kate is joined by Homeworker Magazine creator Louise Goss, to discuss the issues that may arise from working from home; issues that are becoming ever more common and prevalent as more of find ourselves able to conduct business from our homes.

    Often we do not consider the detrimental effects upon our wellbeing that can arise from being a homeworker, such as isolation or a sense of distance. Kate and Louise discuss these issues, and offer helpful guidance as to how you can prevent them from impacting your emotional wellbeing.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

     
    Loneliness is very common among those who work from home. This method of working is very attractive to those who consider themselves introverted.

     
    A lack of official structure can also be a challenger, especially when transitioning from a work environment, which is built upon structure. By implementing your own structures, times and goals, you can drive yourself to do better and help to differentiate your work time from your free time.

     
    It generally seems to be that men prefer to work from home more than women. Perhaps this is due to the seemingly ingrained belief that men are the breadwinners, and must be the ones who work, and in the main, jobs have always been external.

     
    Our working environments at home can impact on the way we feel, especially due to the “inspirational” home workspaces shown on social media.

     
    It’s important to reintegrate with people often, as it can refresh our mindset. You can do this by working outside, or arranging to see someone else. Try booking yourself into a co-working space, even if only for a few hours.

     
    Switching off from work can be just as hard as switching on. Remember to finish working completely each day and spend time on yourself, and with your family.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

     

    ‘It’s funny isn’t it, how we can manage to do so much without actually talking to anyone’

    ’Taking that time out for yourself can take a backseat’

    ‘Just going to a different place can spark something. It can inspire you in a different way’

    ‘I’ve always liked the idea of “healthy neglect"'

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

    The Mental Health Revolution Podcast

    Contact details for Louise Goss:

    You can subscribe to the Homeworker Magazine here:

    https://www.thehomeworker.com/

     

    You can join the Facebook community here:

    https://www.facebook.com/thehomeworkermag/

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Kate Ashley-Norman is creator of Positive Mind Management, the host of The Mental Health Revolution podcast, and a passionate speaker and trainer about our emotional wellbeing. She is seeking to change the nature and tone of the conversation around mental health for business owners, their workplaces and ultimately in their personal lives.

    Kate has spent the last 25+ years running her own businesses, initially working running a six figure PR consultancy agency, then building a multi-million pound international property portfolio. Latterly she has dedicated her time to studying emotional mastery and positive psychology, while bringing up four children, and has used her experience and knowledge to create the Positive Mind Management programme specifically for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

    The knowledge Kate has collated will help you to not only better understand your emotions, it will help you both improve it, and supercharge it during those more challenging times when emotional wellbeing can be compromised. Fear, procrastination, overwhelm, powerlessness, self worth – empire building is a hugely challenging process in its own right. The more power you hold within your own emotions, the more you can harness the power of those emotions, good and bad, to the benefit of your business and life in general.

    Hugely practical and applicable, this revolutionary approach to mental health is putting the power back into the hands of each and every individual

    • 33 min
    Money Mindset With Gary Morton

    Money Mindset With Gary Morton

    In this episode of The Mental Health Revolution Kate joins Gary who is one of Kate’s old friends and unofficial mentor to discuss how Gary stays positive regardless of his past and how it may have affected him. 

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS  
    People tend to hold onto things from their past to use as an excuse to not move forward.  
    Staying positive and being a successful businessman has been very incremental and certainly hasn’t been an instant thing.  
    Gary explains that marrying a good woman is crucial and it’s helped him learn crucial lessons alongside being the stable influence behind any of the success that they’ve had. 
    For Gary his motivation has never been about the money, it’s always been about winning, being successful and having a good strong harmonious team.  
    You’re never going to always win every deal so there’s no benefit or mileage by boiling the person that’s lost the deal out. But ensure you learn from it for the next time. 
    People want, like and appreciate consistency. Social media often gives people that constancy through likes. However, a lot of younger people often now don’t see what is going on in the real world, which has fed the strong need to have success but not put in the work. 

     

    BEST MOMENTS 

     

    ‘Who motivates the motivator?’ 

     

    ‘By being incremental you’re more able to keep your feet on the ground and it’s more sustainable.’ 

     

    ‘Some people take opportunity and others are unable to see it’ 

     

    ‘The by-product of success is generally happiness or financial gain’ 

     

    ‘Great teams recognise that not everyone can be great everyday’ 

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES  
    You can find out about Gary’s charity GM Fundraising through the website https://www.gmfundraising.co.uk/ 

     

    ABOUT THE HOST  

    Kate Ashley-Norman is creator of Positive Mind Management, the host of The Mental Health Revolution podcast, and a passionate speaker and trainer about our emotional wellbeing. She is seeking to change the nature and tone of the conversation around mental health for business owners, their workplaces and ultimately in their personal lives.

    Kate has spent the last 25+ years running her own businesses, initially working running a six figure PR consultancy agency, then building a multi-million pound international property portfolio. Latterly she has dedicated her time to studying emotional mastery and positive psychology, while bringing up four children, and has used her experience and knowledge to create the Positive Mind Management programme specifically for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

    The knowledge Kate has collated will help you to not only better understand your emotions, it will help you both improve it, and supercharge it during those more challenging times when emotional wellbeing can be compromised. Fear, procrastination, overwhelm, powerlessness, self worth – empire building is a hugely challenging process in its own right. The more power you hold within your own emotions, the more you can harness the power of those emotions, good and bad, to the benefit of your business and life in general.

    Hugely practical and applicable, this revolutionary approach to mental health is putting the power back into the hands of each and every individual.

     

    CONTACT METHOD 

    You can support The Mental Health Revolution, and contribute to the conversation in the following closed Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/238516643507943/ 

    You can search Kate Ashley-Norman on any of these platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.  

    You can also support the movement through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=12852819 

    Kate can be contacted anytime via her email: kateashleynorman@gmail.com 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 16 min
    Overcoming Burnout and Overwhelm – with Sally Brady

    Overcoming Burnout and Overwhelm – with Sally Brady

    After spending thirty years in the corporate world, Sally Brady had forgotten how to live. Work had become her life, and the stress and overwhelm was taking its toll on every aspect of her life.

     

    After a particularly terrifying night, where things became far too much, Sally knew that something had to change. 

     

    Sally found the answer in a coach, who caused her to recognise that the fixes being offered were nothing more than temporary, and that the corporate environment was bad for her health.

     

    Listen as Sally describes her fascinating journey, one that led from a place of darkness to a place of hope.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

     
    Sally’s former corporate place of work were not well enough equipped to deal with mental health issues when they arose. This problem is very common and can be avoided is more preventative practices are put in place.

     
    Sally discovered that many companies advocate the use of anti-depressants in what seems like an attempt to mask the troubling pressure that employees are being put under.

     
    The business that Sally has founded aims to provide coaching and real support for people who may be going through the same levels of overwhelm and burnout that she faced. 

     
    By recognising her own support network, Sally feels recovered from her ordeal, and by providing others with the same liberation, she hopes to replicate that feeling of security and support throughout the industry.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

     

    ‘I got home that night and literally fell apart’

     

    ‘Drugs are like a sticking plaster’

     

    ‘People are just machines’

     

    ‘I’ve been on this journey, I’ve got something to show for it’

     

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

    The Mental Health Revolution Podcast

    Sally Brady’s website - www.sallybrady.co.uk

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Kate Ashley-Norman is creator of Positive Mind Management, the host of The Mental Health Revolution podcast, and a passionate speaker and trainer about our emotional wellbeing. She is seeking to change the nature and tone of the conversation around mental health for business owners, their workplaces and ultimately in their personal lives.

    Kate has spent the last 25+ years running her own businesses, initially working running a six figure PR consultancy agency, then building a multi-million pound international property portfolio. Latterly she has dedicated her time to studying emotional mastery and positive psychology, while bringing up four children, and has used her experience and knowledge to create the Positive Mind Management programme specifically for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

    The knowledge Kate has collated will help you to not only better understand your emotions, it will help you both improve it, and supercharge it during those more challenging times when emotional wellbeing can be compromised. Fear, procrastination, overwhelm, powerlessness, self worth – empire building is a hugely challenging process in its own right. The more power you hold within your own emotions, the more you can harness the power of those emotions, good and bad, to the benefit of your business and life in general.

    Hugely practical and applicable, this revolutionary approach to mental health is putting the power back into the hands of each and every individual.

    CONTACT METHOD

    You can support The Mental Health Revolution, and contribute to the conversation in the following closed Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/238516643507943/

    You can search Kate Ashley-Norman on any of these platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

    You can also support the movement through our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=12852819

    Kate can be contacted anytime via her email: kateashleynorman@gmail.com

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 21 min
    An Interview With Property Nomad, Investor and Podcaster, Rob Smallbone

    An Interview With Property Nomad, Investor and Podcaster, Rob Smallbone

    Kate talks to Rob Smallbone, successful property investor, author, and host of the Property Nomads podcast, about his life and travels, and his experiences with mental health issues.

     

    Rob candidly discusses how these issues have affected him, and how they continue to affect many entrepreneurs, as well as the tools he used to overcome these challenges.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

     
    When you go through something like depression, visiting the doctor often results in a diagnosis, but unless we are given counselling, we often then work through the depression on our own. Sometimes merely being diagnosed is enough to get the ball rolling.
    Travel altered Rob’s mindset completely and really opened his eyes to the many possibilities of life. It also changed his perceptions about happiness and quality of life.
    Rob keeps his demons at bay by daily reminding himself of everything he has to be grateful for. He does this by means of a “Gratitude Jar”, into which he deposits at least three things for which he grateful each day.
    Research shows that when a person has something to care for and live for, it can dramatically increase their life expectancy. Senior citizens given plants to care for are shown to live for 30% longer than those who are lonely or feel they have no purpose.
    Rob’s way of dealing with an issue is to constantly learn, ask questions, to analyse the issue in detail and construct an answer as to the how and why.
    Discipline in terms of connecting to the world via social media and the internet has helped Rob to focus on the more important things. Even the smallest of interactions can lead to a rabbit hole of connections that can lead to entire banks of time being lost.

     

    BEST MOMENTS
     ‘If I’d been a bit more open and honest about things, then they could’ve played out differently’
    ’That gratitude attitude is really important’
    ‘Anything that happens in life is objective. But how we deal with it is subjective’
    ‘Perfection is not attainable, but if we aim for perfection we end up with excellence'

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Mental Health Revolution Podcast

     

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    Rob Smallbone is a #1 Amazon Bestselling Author, Speaker, Co-host of The Property Nomads Podcast, and Property Investor.

    For further information check out his website - https://www.thepropertynomads.com/

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Kate Ashley-Norman is creator of Positive Mind Management, the host of The Mental Health Revolution podcast, and a passionate speaker and trainer about our emotional wellbeing. She is seeking to change the nature and tone of the conversation around mental health for business owners, their workplaces and ultimately in their personal lives.

    Kate has spent the last 25+ years running her own businesses, initially working running a six figure PR consultancy agency, then building a multi-million pound international property portfolio. Latterly she has dedicated her time to studying emotional mastery and positive psychology, while bringing up four children, and has used her experience and knowledge to create the Positive Mind Management programme specifically for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

    The knowledge Kate has collated will help you to not only better understand your emotions, it will help you both improve it, and supercharge it during those more challenging times when emotional wellbeing can be compromised. Fear, procrastination, overwhelm, powerlessness, self worth – empire building is a hugely challenging process in its own right. The more power you hold within your own emotions, the more you can harness the power of those emotions, good and bad, to the benefit of your business and life in general.

    Hugely practical and applicable, this revolutionary approach to mental health is putting the power back into the hands of each and every individual.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

    You can support The Mental Healt

    • 39 min
    Dealing with Suicide Loss, A Conversation with John Hewitt

    Dealing with Suicide Loss, A Conversation with John Hewitt

    Suicide is devastating. There are no answers to the many questions, and the fall out for those left behind will last a lifetime.

    In this episode of The Mental Health Revolution Podcast, Kate talks to businessman John Hewitt to share his own experiences dealing with the loss of his daughter Kelly. He felt it was crucial to bring awareness about the effects of dealing with mental health issues, to both keep Kelly’s memory alive, and to help others going through similar situations. As a result, We Mind & Kelly Matters, was established to with several events lined up in the coming months specifically to raise funds for Mind and SOBS (contact details below).

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Kelly Hewitt’s dream since she was a child was to be a police officer. She studied, passed the exam, and started working at Bedford Prison in April 2017.
    In October 2017, Kelly was very distressed she was when she witnessed a prisoner’s suicide. It wasn’t just one instance; prison guards witness harm and violence often among the prisoners. She eventually started shunning away her friends and family unintentionally, and started isolating herself.
    In December 2018, Kelly was supposed to meet up with her family but she didn’t show up. She wasn’t answering the calls of her sister which was very unlike her.
    Aside from the stress she’s receiving from the workplace, Kelly also has past traumas and has recently experienced a financial problem. John recalls how sweet and gleeful Kelly was when she was a child. It was a lot to handle for her.
    Most of the time it’s the service providers who are always on the frontline that are in need of maintaining their mental well-being.
    John wants to spread the word about mental health issues through the charity We Mind and Kelly Matters. Right now, they’re trying to collect funds to reach a larger number of audiences.

    BEST MOMENTS
    “There were people who are aware she was struggling; there were people who knew she was self-harming.”
    “If we see the signs and we don’t act on it, then that’s not right.”
    “When you lose somebody, you don’t get over it. It’s not the question of that time heals; what happens is it becomes a part of you.”

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES
    Official Website - http://www.wemindandkellymatters.co.uk/
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/ourkellymatters
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community/We-Mind-Kelly-Matters-370492657038100/
    https://www.glazeritewindows.co.uk/

    ABOUT THE GUEST

    John Hewitt is the Chairman of Glazerite UK Group Ltd., leading manufacturer of uPVC windows, doors and conservatories to trade customers throughout the UK.

    In December 2018, John lost his lovely daughter Kelly through the struggles of mental health. In memory of Kelly and with the objective to spread the word about mental health, he, together with the help of loved ones and friends, set up the charity We Mind & Kelly Matters.
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/johnhewitt70

    ABOUT THE HOST

    Kate Ashley-Norman is creator of Positive Mind Management, the host of The Mental Health Revolution podcast, and a passionate speaker and trainer about our emotional wellbeing. She is seeking to change the nature and tone of the conversation around mental health for business owners, their workplaces and ultimately in their personal lives.

    Kate has spent the last 25+ years running her own businesses, initially working running a six figure PR consultancy agency, then building a multi-million pound international property portfolio. Latterly she has dedicated her time to studying emotional mastery and positive psychology, while bringing up four children, and has used her experience and knowledge to create the Positive Mind Management programme specifically for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

    The knowledge Kate has collated will help you to not only better understand your emotions, it will help you both impro

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Lyn Precious Lady ,

Emotive subjects explored with a caring & sensitive approach

Kate does not hold back when it comes to highlighting emotive subjects, informative and educational -I highly recommend you have a listen

Hopek777 ,

Superb and refreshing approach

Great podcast and a refreshing look at the often taboo subject of mental health. I think this podcast strives to de-stigmatise mental health and takes a fresh approach to tackling issues from the perspective of non-mental health professionals.

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