9 episodes

MindVox is a space to talk, listen and learn about mental health, self-care and wellbeing without judgement.
We cover topics that can be of a sensitive or triggering nature.
We will always highlight the topics we cover in the show notes of each episode’s description.
Please note we are not medical experts, we are only experts of our own mental health experiences.

MindVox Claire Jacobs & Kathryn Matlock

    • Health & Fitness

MindVox is a space to talk, listen and learn about mental health, self-care and wellbeing without judgement.
We cover topics that can be of a sensitive or triggering nature.
We will always highlight the topics we cover in the show notes of each episode’s description.
Please note we are not medical experts, we are only experts of our own mental health experiences.

    Neurodivergence in Adults: Observations of Our Journeys So Far

    Neurodivergence in Adults: Observations of Our Journeys So Far

    Episode 9

    In this episode Claire and Kathryn chat about their personal experiences as neurodivergent adults. They discuss the impact their respective conditions have had upon their lives and how this has effected their views of both themselves as individuals, and the world as a whole.

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    *Trigger warning*

    Contains conversation about ADHD, ASC, Depression/Anxiety and Personality Disorders, OCD and Trauma.

    Links

    See our previous episode about how ADHD can present in adults and children (episode 2).


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    • 35 min
    Learning to Flourish After a Breakdown: Interview with Lorraine Davies, Energy Alchemy and Intuitive Life Coach

    Learning to Flourish After a Breakdown: Interview with Lorraine Davies, Energy Alchemy and Intuitive Life Coach

    In this episode Claire and Kathryn chat with Lorraine Davies, an Energy Alchemy & Intuitive Life Coach. We discuss the events that lead Lorraine to swap a life of “shoulding” for one where she lives in full alignment with her values, and why she is so passionate about empowering other women to release societal expectations and create for themselves a life full of purpose, abundance and joy!

    *Trigger Warning*

    Contains conversation about mental health conditions and traumas including nervous breakdown, bereavement, burnout, depression and anxiety.

    Links from this episode:

    Lorraine can be contacted via her website https://youdeservetoflourish.com and her supportive community on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/youdeservetoflourish


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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Why Less is Progress: An interview with Simplicity Coach Chris Lovett.

    Why Less is Progress: An interview with Simplicity Coach Chris Lovett.

    In this episode we speak with Chris Lovett, a Simplicity Coach, Professional Minimalist and author of Discovery of Less: How I Found Everything I Wanted Under Everything I Owned.

    Chris opens up about how, in his mid-30s, having become increasingly frustrated with the frenetic pace of life in corporate London (and following a particularly vicious attack from an empty CD case!), he set about selling almost everything he owned, packing a not-quite-small-enough-yet bag and embarking upon an adventure around the world, which ultimately led to a journey of self-discovery where he learnt that “less is progress”.

    Listen as Chris explains why decluttering - both physically and mentally - can help boost your mood, alleviate anxiety, and increase your productivity and happiness, and catch his top tips for how to live a simpler life.

    *Trigger Warning*

    Contains conversation about overwhelm, OCD and anxiety.

    Links from this episode:

    Follow Chris on Instagram and LinkedIn.

    Chris’ website enables you to download the first chapter of his book for free.

    Claire’s giveaway of a signed copy of the book can be found on her website Single Parent Pessimist (closes 28/3/22).

    Chris’ book can be bought from Amazon*.

    Tickets for Chris’ TED X Talk (20 March 2022) can be found here.

    Read more of Chris’ tips for decluttering your life on Marie Claire's website.

    Music by Lesfm from Pixabay

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    • 44 min
    How Hula Hooping Helps My Mental Health: An Interview With Daisy Armitage

    How Hula Hooping Helps My Mental Health: An Interview With Daisy Armitage

    Daisy Armitage, Hula Hoop instructor and Charity Communications Professional working within mental health research.

    Daisy talks about her own mental health experiences with anxiety and possible ADHD, and how hooping has boosted her wellbeing.

    She discusses the meditative, mindful and physical benefits it has, as well as shares tips for beginners.

    *Trigger warning*

    Contains conversation about anxiety, ADHD, depression, body image and men’s mental health.

    Links from this episode:

    Daisy can be contacted on Instagram and TikTok via @hoopydais

    Daisy has written a blog on hooping for beginners if you want to find out more on HulaFit.

    Charities mentioned within this pod:

    MQ Mental Health

    The McPin Foundation


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    • 48 min
    Using Breathwork for Trauma: An Interview with Tanya Swarbrick

    Using Breathwork for Trauma: An Interview with Tanya Swarbrick

    Interview with Tanya Swarbrick, a Trauma-Informed Emotional Health Coach and Breathwork Facilitator
    Breathwork and Trauma-Informed coaching can be useful tools for people wanting to improve their wellbeing after trauma has affected it.
    Tanya describes her views on where trauma comes from and how it manifests and stores in the body, and goes on to explain how the coaching and breathwork she facilitates can help this.
    We explore the differences between therapy and coaching, as well as how breathwork can help with various trauma.
    Trauma dumping, inner child work, somatic therapy and personal experiences of trauma and binge eating are also discussed.
    *Trigger warning*
    Contains conversation about eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, physical and sexual abuse and PTSD.
    Links from this episode:
    The Body Keeps The Score book by Bessel van der Kolk 
    When The Body Says No book by Dr Gabor Mate 
    Tanya can be contacted directly on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/tanya.swarbrick/
    Tanya’s website, Integrated You, is here https://integratedhuman.co.uk/
    Tanya’s FB page can be found here https://www.facebook.com/integratedyou
    Music by Lesfm from Pixabay

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    • 57 min
    Managing January Blues

    Managing January Blues

    Claire and Kathryn talk about how difficult January can be for many people and look at how they maintain their wellbeing through this time.

    Advice and tips are discussed, found from some of the websites mentioned below

    *Trigger warning*

    Contains conversation about anxiety, social isolation, suicidal ideation, depression and mental breakdowns.

    Please note we are not medical experts, we are only experts of our own mental health experiences.

    To find out more about the pod, visit mindvox.co.uk or @mindvoxpod on Instagram, FB and Twitter.

    Links from this episode:

    If need support, reach out to Samaritans by calling 116 123, talk to your GP or find local support using the Mind website.

    7 New Years Tips for Managing Your Mental Health article.

    Blame My Brain book by Nicola Morgan.

    Guardian Top 10 tips for Beating January Blues article. 

    Music by Lesfm from Pixabay


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    • 32 min

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