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This is a collection of conversations based on all the things I wish I'd known before I had a mental breakdown and a spiritual awakening.

Things I wish I'd Known (TIWIK) is a love letter to my younger self. A conversation about all the things we were told not to talk about. A sharing of knowledge, emotions and laughs. A potential handbook (or the audio equivalent) on how to master your mental health and fall back in love with yourself!

Nothing is off limits. We talk about everything from dating, suicide and mental health through to make up, skin care, magic and spirituality. It's all the things I wish I'd known when I was younger so hopefully me and my guests will save you some heartache, provide some laughs, and inspire you to try something new helping you to grow from the inside out.

Brought to you by Rachael founder of www.welfordwellbeing.com

Things I Wish I'd Known Welford Wellbeing

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    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

This is a collection of conversations based on all the things I wish I'd known before I had a mental breakdown and a spiritual awakening.

Things I wish I'd Known (TIWIK) is a love letter to my younger self. A conversation about all the things we were told not to talk about. A sharing of knowledge, emotions and laughs. A potential handbook (or the audio equivalent) on how to master your mental health and fall back in love with yourself!

Nothing is off limits. We talk about everything from dating, suicide and mental health through to make up, skin care, magic and spirituality. It's all the things I wish I'd known when I was younger so hopefully me and my guests will save you some heartache, provide some laughs, and inspire you to try something new helping you to grow from the inside out.

Brought to you by Rachael founder of www.welfordwellbeing.com

    Tamu Thomas - Trust. Trauma and Truth. TIWIK - S4 E15

    Tamu Thomas - Trust. Trauma and Truth. TIWIK - S4 E15

    Trigger warning: We discuss trauma, mental health issues & race in this episode.


     


    I have been wanting to speak to Tamu on this podcast for a hot minute and this week it happened! Tamu’s work is informed by her background of sixteen years in social work, somatic coach training, her love of behavioural neuroscience and polyvagal theory, positive psychology, spirituality and joy. Tamu combines these modalities to create a multifaceted body of work that helps her clients begin to tend to their needs, feel safe in their bodies, befriend themselves and begin to enjoy who they are. 


    Key Points from the interview:


    How trauma can be alchemised into fertilizer that supports your growth.

    How many are only getting "bar snacks" of growth rather than the "full nutrition-rich version"!

    How "Super Positive" messages are not always what they seem and how to discern.

    The Truth of Trust, and how to access it.


    Reach out to this extraordinary lady here:


    https://www.livethreesixty.com/


    https://www.instagram.com/livethreesixty/


     


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    TIWIK is a love letter to my younger self. A conversation about all the things we were told not to talk about. A sharing of knowledge, emotions and laughs. A potential handbook (or the audio equivalent) on how to master your mental health and fall back in love with yourself!


    Nothing is off limits. We talk about everything from dating, suicide and mental health through to make up, skin care, magic and spirituality. It's all the things I wish I'd known when I was younger so hopefully me and my guests will save you some heartache, provide some laughs, and inspire you to try something new helping you to grow from the inside out.


     


    WATCH:


    Catch up on past seasons on Youtube -


    Season One Playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzMgUfqLQwGSN--K0fMOGTLnmvT3oB5qh


    Season Two Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzMgUfqLQwGTBBquVH-2vX10Fy8PVflLi


    Season Three Playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzMgUfqLQwGRHiXpjCmQgFPIKBK7z7BjL


    Season Four Playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzMgUfqLQwGSpWVPMQVEV0DHG8R6pjBkn


    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/0q3RxJ6fRED4oBoCpwPukV?si=TR-87oDDS9Os-Rern07bGg


    Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/things-i-wish-id-known/id1479344250


     


    USEFUL LINKS:


    Samaritans - Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Call for free on 116 123 - 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Website:  https://www.samaritans.org/  ​

    Anxiety UK - https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

    UK Charity for prevention of young suicide Call UK 0800 068 4141. https://papyrus-uk.org/

    Mind the mental health charity - https://www.mind.org.uk/

    CALM - The campaign against living miserably https://www.thecalmzone.net/ Call their helpline 5pm - midnight UK 0800 58 58 58 | London 0808 802 58 58 or visit their website for webchat

    • 53 min
    Emma Martins - Invisible Illness - TIWIK S4 E14

    Emma Martins - Invisible Illness - TIWIK S4 E14

    "Oh, you don't look ill"


    We have all heard this from time to time, and most of us half know that it's not the thing to say to someone suffering from an illness of some description.


    So let's break it down for you here in this fireside chat, and enjoy the uplifting story of Emma's albeit work in progress, amazing recovery and ongoing contribution after a brain injury.


    Key Points from the Interview:


    The unbelievably complex journey back from a brain injury.

    How picking up a cup unaided was a massive victory!

    How Rachael believes complete healing is possible! And why.

    Emma's delightful philosophy on life.

    And the sweet spot of doing enough (and no more) of what is right for you.


     


    Listen to Emma's Inspiring Podcast here: www.thelongestbattle.co.uk


     


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    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/welfordwellbeing


    FB - https://www.facebook.com/welfordwellbeing


    using the hashtag #TIWIK


    Clear Community FB Group


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ClearCommunity


    For more information on Welford Wellbeing check out https://www.welfordwellbeing.com


     


    JOIN: us for a live event or retreat https://welford-wellbeing.mykajabi.com/events


     


    This podcast is brought to you by Welford Wellbeing. It’s a collection of conversations based on all the things I wish I'd known before I had a mental breakdown and a spiritual awakening.


    TIWIK is a love letter to my younger self. A conversation about all the things we were told not to talk about. A sharing of knowledge, emotions and laughs. A potential handbook (or the audio equivalent) on how to master your mental health and fall back in love with yourself!


    Nothing is off limits. We talk about everything from dating, suicide and mental health through to make up, skin care, magic and spirituality. It's all the things I wish I'd known when I was younger so hopefully me and my guests will save you some heartache, provide some laughs, and inspire you to try something new helping you to grow from the inside out.


     


    WATCH:


    Catch up on past seasons on Youtube -


    Season One Playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzMgUfqLQwGSN--K0fMOGTLnmvT3oB5qh


    Season Two Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzMgUfqLQwGTBBquVH-2vX10Fy8PVflLi


    Season Three Playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzMgUfqLQwGRHiXpjCmQgFPIKBK7z7BjL


    Season Four Playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzMgUfqLQwGSpWVPMQVEV0DHG8R6pjBkn


    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/0q3RxJ6fRED4oBoCpwPukV?si=TR-87oDDS9Os-Rern07bGg


    Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/things-i-wish-id-known/id1479344250


     


    USEFUL LINKS:


    Samaritans - Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Call for free on 116 123 - 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Website:  https://www.samaritans.org/  ​

    Anxiety UK - https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

    UK Charity for prevention of young suicide Call UK 0800 068 4141. https://papyrus-uk.org/

    Mind the mental health charity - https://www.mind.org.uk/

    CALM - The campaign against living miserably https://www.thecalmzone.net/ Call their helpline 5pm - midnight UK 0800 58 58 58 | London 0808 802 58 58 or visit their website for webchat


     

    • 44 min
    Dr. Peta Stapleton - Tapping the Inner Healer - TIWIK S4 E12

    Dr. Peta Stapleton - Tapping the Inner Healer - TIWIK S4 E12

    EFT.


    Emotional Freedom Technique.


    Thought Field Therapy was accidentally discovered by Roger Callaghan and it evolved and was developed into EFT by Gary Craig. It looks crazy and off the wall, but practitioners were noticing how it could create almost instant relief and change within clients.


    Now, Dr Peta Stapleton takes it to the next level.


    Key Points From the Interview.


    How EFT has been researched and is looking more miraculous than ever.

    How gene expression (the difference between being ill and not being ill) can change dramatically.

    How the conservative medical establishment were astonished!

    How war veterans have benefited, how symptoms have not returned, and how their genes agree!


    Tap her Wisdom here:


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drpetastapleton
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/PetaStapleton
    LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/petastapleton
    https://www.instagram.com/petastapleton/
    Website: www.petastapleton.com
    YouTube -https://www.youtube.com/c/DrPetaStapleton
    Training website - https://evidencebasedeft.com/"


     


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    FREE 5 DAY MEDITATION CHALLENGE:


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    Join the conversation by tagging @welfordwellbeing on:


    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/welfordwellbeing


    FB - https://www.facebook.com/welfordwellbeing


    using the hashtag #TIWIK


    Clear Community FB Group


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ClearCommunity


    For more information on Welford Wellbeing check out https://www.welfordwellbeing.com


     


    JOIN: us for a live event or retreat https://welford-wellbeing.mykajabi.com/events


     


    This podcast is brought to you by Welford Wellbeing. It’s a collection of conversations based on all the things I wish I'd known before I had a mental breakdown and a spiritual awakening.


    TIWIK is a love letter to my younger self. A conversation about all the things we were told not to talk about. A sharing of knowledge, emotions and laughs. A potential handbook (or the audio equivalent) on how to master your mental health and fall back in love with yourself!


    Nothing is off limits. We talk about everything from dating, suicide and mental health through to make up, skin care, magic and spirituality. It's all the things I wish I'd known when I was younger so hopefully me and my guests will save you some heartache, provide some laughs, and inspire you to try something new helping you to grow from the inside out.


     


    WATCH:


    Catch up on past seasons on Youtube -


    Season One Playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzMgUfqLQwGSN--K0fMOGTLnmvT3oB5qh


    Season Two Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzMgUfqLQwGTBBquVH-2vX10Fy8PVflLi


    Season Three Playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzMgUfqLQwGRHiXpjCmQgFPIKBK7z7BjL


    Season Four Playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzMgUfqLQwGSpWVPMQVEV0DHG8R6pjBkn


    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/0q3RxJ6fRED4oBoCpwPukV?si=TR-87oDDS9Os-Rern07bGg


    Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/things-i-wish-id-known/id1479344250


     


    USEFUL LINKS:


    Samaritans - Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Call for free on 116 123 - 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Website:  https://www.samaritans.org/  ​

    Anxiety UK - https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

    UK Charity for prevention of young suicide Call UK 0800 068 4141. https://papyrus-uk.org/

    Mind the mental health charity - https://www.mind.org.uk/

    CALM - The campaign against living miserably https://www.thecalmzone.net/ Call their helpline 5pm - midnight UK 0800 58 58 58 | London 0808 802 58 58 or visit their website for webchat

    • 41 min
    Ceri Ashe - Bipolar. The Ups and Downs - TIWIK- S4 E11

    Ceri Ashe - Bipolar. The Ups and Downs - TIWIK- S4 E11

    ** CONTAINS FRANK DISCUSSION OF BIPOLAR DISORDER, SUICIDE AND RECREATIONAL DRUGS THAT MAY BE TRIGGERING**


    Bipolar.  Most of us have heard the word, but not all of us have experienced it. Welcome to a frank, spirited and funny discussion with the conditions articulated from personal and present experience - learn more about it, and how to understand someone who suffers from it better. Key points from the interview: How Ceri found freedom and manages her condition. A perversely funny reason that Bipolar is hard to diagnose. How the brain needs love and care, just like any other vital organ. Incredible creativity side by side with this misunderstood condition. How medication is important - some of the time.


    Reach out to Ceri here: 


    https://www.instagram.com/_bipolarme https://www.instagram.com/poptypingproductions https://www.facebook.com/nodramanannies


     


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    Join the conversation by tagging @welfordwellbeing on:


    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/welfordwellbeing


    FB - https://www.facebook.com/welfordwellbeing


    using the hashtag #TIWIK Clear Community FB Group


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ClearCommunity


    For more information on Welford Wellbeing check out https://www.welfordwellbeing.com


    JOIN: us for a live event or retreat https://welford-wellbeing.mykajabi.com/events


    This podcast is brought to you by Welford Wellbeing. It’s a collection of conversations based on all the things I wish I'd known before I had a mental breakdown and a spiritual awakening. TIWIK is a love letter to my younger self. A conversation about all the things we were told not to talk about. A sharing of knowledge, emotions and laughs. A potential handbook (or the audio equivalent) on how to master your mental health and fall back in love with yourself! Nothing is off limits. We talk about everything from dating, suicide and mental health through to make up, skin care, magic and spirituality. It's all the things I wish I'd known when I was younger so hopefully me and my guests will save you some heartache, provide some laughs, and inspire you to try something new helping you to grow from the inside out.


     


    WATCH:


    Catch up on past seasons on Youtube


    - Season One Playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzMgUfqLQwGSN--K0fMOGTLnmvT3oB5qh


    - Season Two Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzMgUfqLQwGTBBquVH-2vX10Fy8PVflLi


    - Season Three Playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzMgUfqLQwGRHiXpjCmQgFPIKBK7z7BjL


    - Season Four Playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzMgUfqLQwGSpWVPMQVEV0DHG8R6pjBkn


     


    LISTEN:


    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/0q3RxJ6fRED4oBoCpwPukV?si=TR-87oDDS9Os-Rern07bGg


    Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/things-i-wish-id-known/id1479344250


     


    USEFUL LINKS:


    Samaritans - Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Call for free on 116 123 - 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Website:  https://www.samaritans.org/  ​


    Anxiety UK - https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/ UK Charity for prevention of young suicide Call UK 0800 068 4141. https://papyrus-uk.org/


    Mind the mental health charity - https://www.mind.org.uk/


    CALM - The campaign against living miserably https://www.thecalmzone.net/ Call their helpline 5pm - midnight UK 0800 58 58 58 | London 0808 802 58 58 or visit their website for webchat.

    • 54 min
    Shauna Cummins - Wishcraft & mind massaging - TIWIK S4 E10

    Shauna Cummins - Wishcraft & mind massaging - TIWIK S4 E10

    Trigger warning: This podcast has mentions OCD, CPTSD, parental death, childhood illness and hospitalisation, pandemic and mental health.


     


    When you think of hypnosis, what do you think of? People clucking like a chicken on a stage with all their mates laughing at them? Me too! But not after this fascinating chat with Shauna. Oh no, this Woman will teach you how to make your mind work for you, not against you. That when you tap into what you appreciate about yourself and learn the art of the Wishcraft, you really can turn wishes into actions and make them a reality. 


     


    We talk about how Shauna went from being burnt out working in the fashion and publishing industry to finding more meaning and purpose in her life through hypnosis and self-directed neuroplasticity. How through tapping into and reclaiming our childlike states we can use fantasy and imagination to transcend difficult experiences and build a better future for us all. 


     


    Key points from the conversation:


    Suspending disbelief - the difference between having a somatic experience whilst watching a movie (ie: don’t go up those stairs!!) and watching a behind the scenes where you are aware that it’s not real.

    How the brain doesn’t know the difference between something we vividly imagine and something that is real. 

    How you can work through childhood trauma and shame using the medicine of the imagination.

    How building compassion can help us embrace more positivity to stop us from getting stuck in negativity bias. 

    Being a sceptic and how to find balance the spiritual world and being a grounded, present human being. 

    How water was believed to be sacred and the gods lived in it which is how wishing wells in the UK were created. A way to communicate with the gods.

    Can you be too spiritual? Does spirituality give you a judgement and empathy bypass?


    Shauna Cummins is a certified Clinical Hypnosis Practitioner with a private practice in New York, author of Wishcraft (2021), holder of ceremonies, multi-disciplinary artist and founder of Divine Feminine School of Hypnosis and Mind Massage Hotline.


    She is the resident event hypnotist at The Four Seasons Hotel New York Downton and regularly teaches workshops and conducts ceremonies in NYC and abroad. She also creates hypnotic sound art and installations. Her work has been featured at various wellbeing centres, galleries, events and publications across the globe.  


     


    The method she developed and works with is called Wishcraft™. Wishcraft is self-hypnosis that teaches the art of well-wishing as a practice for changing thought patterns and beliefs, turning wishes into action. She currently lives in the woods in a magical healing house with three wishing wells in upstate New York.


     


    Reach out to Shauna here:


    https://www.shaunacummins.com/


    https://www.facebook.com/shauna.cummins.5


    https://www.instagram.com/shaunaac


    Grab a copy of Wishcraft here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=shauna+cummins&ref=nb_sb_noss


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    If you need help feeling a little more positive or happy why not check these cool freebies - made just for you:


    FREE 5 DAY MEDITATION CHALLENGE:


    https://welford-wellbeing.mykajabi.com/offers/F5WgJUfw/checkout


    Join the conversation by tagging @welfordwellbeing on:


    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/welfordwellbeing


    FB - https://www.facebook.com/welfordwellbeing


    using the hashtag #TIWIK


    Clear Community FB Group


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ClearCommunity


    For more information on Welford Wellbeing check out https://www.welfordwellbeing.com


     


    JOIN: us for a live event or retreat https://welford-wellbeing.mykajabi.com/events


     


    This podcast is brought to you by Welford Wellbeing. It’s a collection of conversations based on all the things I wish I'd known before I had a mental breakdown and a spiritual awakening.


    TIWIK is a love letter to my younger self. A conversation about all the things we were told not to talk about. A sharing of

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Gina Atsu - The Divine Feminine - TIWIK S4 E9

    Gina Atsu - The Divine Feminine - TIWIK S4 E9

    Trigger warning: This episode discusses being a child/ teenage parent, mental health and sexuality. 


    Some enlightened teachers say we have male AND female energy within us.


    Let's unpick it in a fascinating fireside chat.


    Key points from the interview.


    The fascinating balance of energies in us all.

    How Gina overcame massive challenges and re-created herself into an awesome empowered Being!

    Power dynamics and how they play out.

    How cultural memes control us and how we can be free.

    And if you ever wondered what the text speak bae means...you will be enlightened! (but don't ever call Gina that!)


    Reach out to Gina and enjoy her offerings here:


    https://www.thegoddesswithin.org/


    Weekly Room in Clubhouse - https://fb.me/e/17M4l01eW
     
    Weekly Workshop in Zoom - https://fb.me/e/3CTzQIwKt
     
    The Goddess Within Divinity Weekend Retreat - https://fb.me/e/1m1sWbaE9
     


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    If you need help feeling a little more positive or happy why not check these cool freebies - made just for you:


    FREE 5 DAY MEDITATION CHALLENGE:


    https://welford-wellbeing.mykajabi.com/offers/F5WgJUfw/checkout


    Join the conversation by tagging @welfordwellbeing on:


    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/welfordwellbeing


    FB - https://www.facebook.com/welfordwellbeing


    using the hashtag #TIWIK


    Clear Community FB Group


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ClearCommunity


    For more information on Welford Wellbeing check out https://www.welfordwellbeing.com


     


    JOIN: us for a live event or retreat https://welford-wellbeing.mykajabi.com/events


     


    This podcast is brought to you by Welford Wellbeing. It’s a collection of conversations based on all the things I wish I'd known before I had a mental breakdown and a spiritual awakening.


    TIWIK is a love letter to my younger self. A conversation about all the things we were told not to talk about. A sharing of knowledge, emotions and laughs. A potential handbook (or the audio equivalent) on how to master your mental health and fall back in love with yourself!


    Nothing is off limits. We talk about everything from dating, suicide and mental health through to make up, skin care, magic and spirituality. It's all the things I wish I'd known when I was younger so hopefully me and my guests will save you some heartache, provide some laughs, and inspire you to try something new helping you to grow from the inside out.


     


    WATCH:


    Catch up on past seasons on Youtube -


    Season One Playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzMgUfqLQwGSN--K0fMOGTLnmvT3oB5qh


    Season Two Playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzMgUfqLQwGTBBquVH-2vX10Fy8PVflLi


    Season Three Playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzMgUfqLQwGRHiXpjCmQgFPIKBK7z7BjL


    Season Four Playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzMgUfqLQwGSpWVPMQVEV0DHG8R6pjBkn


    Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/show/0q3RxJ6fRED4oBoCpwPukV?si=TR-87oDDS9Os-Rern07bGg


    Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/things-i-wish-id-known/id1479344250


     


    USEFUL LINKS:


    Samaritans - Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair. Call for free on 116 123 - 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Website:  https://www.samaritans.org/  ​

    Anxiety UK - https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

    UK Charity for prevention of young suicide Call UK 0800 068 4141. https://papyrus-uk.org/

    Mind the mental health charity - https://www.mind.org.uk/

    CALM - The campaign against living miserably https://www.thecalmzone.net/ Call their helpline 5pm - midnight UK 0800 58 58 58 | London 0808 802 58 58 or visit their website for webchat


     


     

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

AMKD1989 ,

Love this podcast!

Loving this series, finding it so inspiring and look forward to hearing that latest series

Jade090909 ,

LOVE IT!

Happy accident stumbling across Rachael and the TIWIK podcast. I am absolutely hooked and am enjoying all the amazing guests, their stories, truths and learning about their healing journeys. Cannot wait to discover more and be introduced to so many more incredible guests and people.

Game_fiend_123 ,

Wonderfully enlightening and enjoyable

Rachel does an amazing job of making wellbeing techniques accessible and her stories are completely relatable. Really enjoy this podcast!

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