34 episodes

I’m Saara, a Finnish fashion model turned into a passionate positive psychology practitioner. This studio space is dedicated to those who want let go of self-doubts and embrace authenticity in a world full of outer expectations. It all starts from within. Get ready to experience meaningful conversations from the worlds of fashion, entertainment, and positive psychology while receiving practical, evidence-based tools to help you live a life that feels and looks like you.

Studio Within Podcast Saara Sihvonen

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I’m Saara, a Finnish fashion model turned into a passionate positive psychology practitioner. This studio space is dedicated to those who want let go of self-doubts and embrace authenticity in a world full of outer expectations. It all starts from within. Get ready to experience meaningful conversations from the worlds of fashion, entertainment, and positive psychology while receiving practical, evidence-based tools to help you live a life that feels and looks like you.

    32. How to Support Someone Whose Mental Health is Suffering

    32. How to Support Someone Whose Mental Health is Suffering

    It’s Mental Health Awareness Month! So, let’s take a moment to check in with our mental health, but also shed light on how you can support loved ones who struggle with mental illness. 
    In this episode of Studio Within, I share tips and advice for supporting people who are suffering. Whether it’s your friend, your partner, a family member, or a stranger who happens to be pouring their heart out to you, these insights will help you be present with someone when they are hurting. [Disclaimer: This information is not meant to treat mental illness or substitute professional medical advice, counseling, or therapy.]

    Let’s make each other feel seen, heard, and understood instead of judged or overlooked. Practice deep listening, hold space for all emotions and reactions, and then ask, “what does support from me look like to you now?”

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    • 31 min
    31. A Deeper Look Into the Power of Coaching + A LIVE Coaching Session with Samantha Chesler

    31. A Deeper Look Into the Power of Coaching + A LIVE Coaching Session with Samantha Chesler

    Are you curious about what it’s like to have a coach or what it's like to be in a coaching session?  This episode will give you major insights into both!
    In this episode of Studio Within, I welcome Samantha Chesler, a coach, mentor, and teacher who’s passionate about helping people discover their inner leader and realize that they are not dictated by their inner critic. Tune in as we talk about why Samantha became a coach after 16 years of teaching, how she supports her clients through coaching, and what she’s learned from teaching in 12 different countries. You'll also get to hear a quick sample of coaching! 

    “Everybody’s why is different but if you live with the knowledge of that purpose and you move in the direction towards your why, your life will be so much more fulfilled.” - Samantha Chesler 
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    30. What Is Coaching and Why Does It Work So Well?

    30. What Is Coaching and Why Does It Work So Well?

    In this episode of Studio Within, I talk about what coaching is, the benefits of working with a coach, and why coaching is so transformational. What is the difference between therapy and coaching? Is coaching right for me? How does a coach/client relationship work? I address all these questions and more, so get cozy and tune in!
    “Coaching will challenge you in very unexpected ways. It will make you question some of your own biases, thoughts and habits. It will literally provoke your thinking.” - Saara Sihvonen
    Now more than ever, people are signing up for coaching programs and hiring coaches to guide them through everything from eating healthy to starting a business. Coaching has so many benefits and I want to shine light on why coaches can be so helpful for models and talents who want to grow and succeed in the fashion and entertainment industry. 

    Show Notes: https://www.onlinestudiobywithsaara.com/blog/whatiscoachingandwhydoesitworkssowell

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    https://www.withsaara.com/

    • 38 min
    29. How Positive Psychology Is Changing Talent Development?

    29. How Positive Psychology Is Changing Talent Development?

    In this episode of Studio Within, I talk about why and how positive psychology can holistically transform talent development and the fashion industry.

    Positive psychology provides evidence-based information, tools, and practices that models and talents can benefit from… so why aren’t they more prevalent in the fashion industry? This is the problem that inspired Studio Within, WITHSAARA Wellbeing Platform, and the Thriving Talent Training.

    Listen in to learn about my own experience working with positive psychology as a model and practices I’ve used to feel more empowered, happier, and even improve my performance.

    Go to show notes here.

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    • 26 min
    28. 3 Questions That Will Help You Boost Your Career in Fashion

    28. 3 Questions That Will Help You Boost Your Career in Fashion

    In this episode of Studio Within, I talk about 3 useful questions for fashion models and talents working in fashion.  Using these questions, you’ll be able to get clear on your goals, your boundaries, what success looks like to YOU, and most importantly what gives you meaning in life. After some reflection, you’ll feel more resilient, driven, and empowered in your career.
    As Fashion Week takes place all over the world this month, I wanted to share the specific, important insights I’ve learned throughout my career as a fashion model by sharing my personal answers to these 3 questions.

    Read show notes here: https://www.onlinestudiobywithsaara.com/blog/3-questions-that-will-help-you-boost-your-career-in-fashion

    • 28 min
    27. How to Stay Mentally Healthy Through Times of Struggle with Finnish-Russian Actress Alina Tomnikov

    27. How to Stay Mentally Healthy Through Times of Struggle with Finnish-Russian Actress Alina Tomnikov

    How do actors take care of their mental health?

    In this episode of Studio Within, I welcome Alina Tomnikov, an internationally recognized Finnish-Russian actress based in Helsinki, Finland. Listen in as we talk about how Alina stays mentally sane and healthy as an actress. She speaks on the power of letting go, finding and listening to your own voice, and asking for help when you’re struggling. We also discuss the importance of recognizing your worth and figuring out what mental health tools work best for you.

    Read show notes here:  https://www.onlinestudiobywithsaara.com/blog/how-to-stay-mentally-healthy-through-times-of-struggle-with-finnish-russian-actress-alina-tomnikov

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    • 1 hr 1 min

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grucosinga ,

Simply love it!

Really love this podcast and have listened to just about every single one. Love the research based facts about positive psychology, the interesting guests in the show and mostly the positive vibes from Saara. Listening to these episodes really make a positive difference in my life and I’m sure it’s true for many others. Thank you for that :-)

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