11 episodes

Welcome to Live the 8Wise™️ Way, a brand new podcast hosted by psychotherapist, therapeutic coach and author Kim Rutherford.

The aim of this podcast is to help you develop better mental health and wellbeing, so that you can have a healthier, happier mind and live the life you want.

I know the content in this podcast works because I used to battle my own mental health issues. Part of my recovery was realising I needed to implement practical tools and techniques that were going to work for me. After lots of research, what I found were these core elements to focus on. I used these to get myself back to where it needed to be, but I still use them today as a preventative tool to improve my wellbeing and keep my mental health in check.

Today, I use this method with my private clients and I’m going to share it with you in this podcast.

In each episode I’ll share the tools, the techniques and the method of the 8Wise™ Way

If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the podcast, share with friends and leave a review so others can find us.

Live the 8Wise™️ Way Kim Rutherford

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Welcome to Live the 8Wise™️ Way, a brand new podcast hosted by psychotherapist, therapeutic coach and author Kim Rutherford.

The aim of this podcast is to help you develop better mental health and wellbeing, so that you can have a healthier, happier mind and live the life you want.

I know the content in this podcast works because I used to battle my own mental health issues. Part of my recovery was realising I needed to implement practical tools and techniques that were going to work for me. After lots of research, what I found were these core elements to focus on. I used these to get myself back to where it needed to be, but I still use them today as a preventative tool to improve my wellbeing and keep my mental health in check.

Today, I use this method with my private clients and I’m going to share it with you in this podcast.

In each episode I’ll share the tools, the techniques and the method of the 8Wise™ Way

If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the podcast, share with friends and leave a review so others can find us.

    How to Transition from Stress

    How to Transition from Stress

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    Stress affects us all. Whether it’s our finances, our job, our relationships, or a combination of many things, if we do not have the tools to manage stress effectively, we set ourselves on a path towards anxiety, depression and a number of other mental health disorders.
    In this episode I want to help you manage your stress.
    I am going to give you practical tips and advice so you can understand your triggers and get control of them before they impact you.
    I talk about the different types of stress, from acute to chronic, and the physiological affect it can have. I know, because stress drove me to agoraphobia and an eating disorder, but you can beat it!

    Here are the highlights:
    (01:55) Stress is the gateway to mental health issues
    (06:17) I was an idiot
    (08:01) Your mental health is like a gun
    (13:06) How the brain processes stress
    (19:11) The three different types of stress
    (23:35) How to understand your stress triggers
    (27:56) Creating a negative conditioned mindset
    If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the podcast, share with friends and leave a review so others can find us.
    You can also find out more about the 8Wise™ Way here:
    https://8wise.co.uk/ (The 8Wise™ Website)
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/8wise-therapy/ (LinkedIn)
    https://www.instagram.com/8wisekim/ (Instagram)
    https://twitter.com/8wise_kim (Twitter)
    https://www.facebook.com/8Wise/ (Facebook)

    "There's a stigma in this world that men can't talk. Listen, if you're a man and you've got a weight on your shoulders and you think the only way you can solve it is by killing yourself - please speak to someone. Speak to anyone. I know I'd rather me mate cry on my shoulder than go to his funeral next week." So please, let's get rid of this stigma and men start talking." - Paddy Pimblett, UFC Athlete

    • 35 min
    Mastering Money Madness

    Mastering Money Madness

    Money is one of the biggest causes of stress in adults, and stress is the gateway to all sorts of mental health issues. So it’s a no-brainer that if you can feel comfortable and in control of your finances, you’re more likely to avoid spiralling into a mental health crisis.
    In this episode we are going to take a close look at how finance can trigger depression, anxiety and, in extreme cases, even cause people to take their own lives.
    Money has a stranglehold on many of us, but it doesn’t have to. I know, because I used to have severe money issues – credit cards, debt collectors, you name it.
    So believe me when I tell you that the advice in this podcast comes from experience. Do not make the same mistakes I made.
    And remember, if you are struggling with money or you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed, please reach out and get help.

    Here are the highlights:
    (00:33) Money makes us all made from time to time
    (04:08) What does money mean to you?
    (08:53) Identify your stress triggers
    (11:31) My personal money struggles
    (15:58) Take control and beat the anxiety
    (18:43) The tools and techniques to manage your finances successfully
    (23:34) The link between financial wellness and mental health
    If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the podcast, share with friends and leave a review so others can find us.
    You can also find out more about the 8Wise™ Way here:
    https://8wise.co.uk/ (The 8Wise™ Website)
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/8wise-therapy/ (LinkedIn)
    https://www.instagram.com/8wisekim/ (Instagram)
    https://twitter.com/8wise_kim (Twitter)
    https://www.facebook.com/8Wise/ (Facebook)

    "There's a stigma in this world that men can't talk. Listen, if you're a man and you've got a weight on your shoulders and you think the only way you can solve it is by killing yourself - please speak to someone. Speak to anyone. I know I'd rather me mate cry on my shoulder than go to his funeral next week." So please, let's get rid of this stigma and men start talking." - Paddy Pimblett, UFC Athlete

    • 32 min
    Is Your Job Killing You?

    Is Your Job Killing You?

    We spend 800,000 hours of our life at work. That’s the equivalent of watching the entirety of Friends over 9,000 times. Now imagine if you don’t love Friends – you probably wouldn’t choose to sit through it even once, right?
    So why is your job any different?!
    In this episode I’m talking about occupational welfare, and why it’s never too early to start thinking about your mental health in the workplace.
    So many of us get ourselves caught up in the results-driven, work hard play hard mindset that is synonymous with the corporate world. I was one of them! I’m going to tell you my story – use it as a health warning, because I want you to start really thinking about if your job is having a positive or negative affect on your mental health.
    If your job is causing you too many sleepless Sunday nights, it’s time to do something about it, and it’s not as hard as you’re telling yourself. Listen to this podcast and find out how you can start putting your mental health and personal happiness first.

    Here are the highlights:
    (02:56) My job nearly killed me
    (06:05) I loved the corporate world at first
    (08:43) Workplace bullying and eating disorders
    (13:12) Everything was out of sync
    (17:45) The problems of rapid change
    (21:28) You can take control of your own occupational wellbeing
    (25:49) You have the power to choose
    If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the podcast, share with friends and leave a review so others can find us.
    You can also find out more about the 8Wise™ Way here:
    https://8wise.co.uk/ (The 8Wise™ Website)
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/8wise-therapy/ (LinkedIn)
    https://www.instagram.com/8wisekim/ (Instagram)
    https://twitter.com/8wise_kim (Twitter)
    https://www.facebook.com/8Wise/ (Facebook)

    • 34 min
    How to Grow a Healthy Social Network

    How to Grow a Healthy Social Network

    Let’s be honest – one of the biggest causes of stress in our lives comes from our relationships with others.
    That’s why in this episode of Live the 8Wise™ Way we are taking a deeper look at social networks and support systems we build for ourselves. Are yours the best for you? Do they offer you the support you need?
    Often the reason we have dysfunctional, unhealthy or even toxic relationship is because one or both individuals have not understood what the needs of each person are. The relationship isn’t what it needs to be, and sometimes there shouldn’t be a relationship at all, and guess what – that's ok!
    I am going to give you some tools and techniques to help you identify your social network and build an effective support system, so that you can start leveraging your network to live a healthier, happier life.

    Here are the highlights:
    (04:39) Are you neglecting your social wellness?
    (07:29) Social media is not the answer to loneliness
    (10:49) Are you part of your wider community?
    (13:58) The Swimming Lanes Activity
    (18:30) We can’t control the external factors
    (21:04) Creating boundaries vs living by the boundary
    (25:36) “I just don’t want you to eat at my table” - Jim Carrey
    (27:31) Introvert vs Extrovert
    If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the podcast, share with friends and leave a review so others can find us.
    You can also find out more about the 8Wise™ Way here:
    https://8wise.co.uk/ (The 8Wise™ Website)
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/8wise-therapy/ (LinkedIn)
    https://www.instagram.com/8wisekim/ (Instagram)
    https://twitter.com/8wise_kim (Twitter)
    https://www.facebook.com/8Wise/ (Facebook)

    • 34 min
    Is Your Environment Making You Sick?

    Is Your Environment Making You Sick?

    In this episode of Live the 8Wise™ Way we start to look at the external dimension through environmental wellness.
    So far we've explored the foundation dimension where healthy body means healthy mind. We've had the internal dimension, which is all about knowing who you are through your spiritual wellness and stimulating your brain through intellectual wellness.
    Now we are venturing outside of ourselves and reflecting on how we interact with the world around us. Environmental wellness plays a huge role in that.
    During this podcast I talk you through a reflective exercise, and we look at how changes to your external environment – your physical surroundings, your home, your furniture, and even the colours you wear – can all impact your mental health and wellbeing.

    Here are the highlights:
    (03:33) Exploring the external dimension
    (06:34) Did you spend lockdown in a negative environment?
    (09:42) Let’s make ourselves great again
    (12:46) Simple, effective changes you can make right now
    (15:14) How I improved my own environmental wellness
    (20:05) How to look after your environment
    (23:16) It starts with knowing what you need
    If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the podcast, share with friends and leave a review so others can find us.
    You can also find out more about the 8Wise™ Way here:
    https://8wise.co.uk/ (The 8Wise™ Website)
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/8wise-therapy/ (LinkedIn)
    https://www.instagram.com/8wisekim/ (Instagram)
    https://twitter.com/8wise_kim (Twitter)
    https://www.facebook.com/8Wise/ (Facebook)

    • 27 min
    Break Free from Your Comfort Zone

    Break Free from Your Comfort Zone

    In this episode of Live the 8Wise™ Way we continue to look at the internal dimension and explore the concept of intellectual wellness.
    Intellectual wellness is making sure your brain is stimulated, to ensure you keep developing and growing as a person. It ensures we continue to learn and thrive, but at a really basic level it also ensures our survival as a species.
    During this episode I am going to explore the different aspects of intellectual wellness. We explore how our comfort zone safeguards us from the unknown, but in doing so it limits us from exploring our potential. We also look at the different intelligence types, and how the modern education system is often too linear which can cause many of us to feel not good enough or not smart enough.
    Ultimately I help you understand how you can manage your intellectual wellness so that you can prevent anxiety, stress, depression and other mental health issues.

    Here are the highlights:
    (03:48) Two core points to the meaning of life
    (08:27) Physical wellness is about more than a gym membership
    (11:01) We have to dig deep and face the fear
    (15:31) Multiple intelligence types
    (20:38) Intelligence is not one size fits all
    (23:04) Keeping our brains healthy and stimulated
    If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the podcast, share with friends and leave a review so others can find us.
    You can also find out more about the 8Wise™ Way here:
    https://8wise.co.uk/ (The 8Wise™ Website)
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/8wise-therapy/ (LinkedIn)
    https://www.instagram.com/8wisekim/ (Instagram)
    https://twitter.com/8wise_kim (Twitter)
    https://www.facebook.com/8Wise/ (Facebook)

    • 29 min

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