James Guay (LMFT) offers appetizers for the soul & practical advice that pique self-discovery from over 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist. His LIVING MORE FULLY podcast explores topics such as: anxiety, perfectionism, loneliness & relationship issues.
COVID-19 Mental Health Survival Guide
James Guay, LMFT speaks with AJ Gibson & Mikalah Gordon on Channel Q's The Morning Beat Radio Show about his COVID-19 Mental Health Survivor Guide.
COVID-19 has transformed our world. Not only has it led to spiked infections, it’s also instilled mass hysteria, global grief, worldwide trauma and a huge stop to our everyday normal routines.
1. Increase Self-Awareness
2. Attend to Thoughts, Feelings & Body Sensations
3. Take Mindful Action
4. Create Down Time
5. Spread Compassion
Guided Compassion Meditation
It's been said that mindfulness without compassion is like a bird with one wing. Both are essential to living an engaged and full life. When we come from a place of curiosity, openness AND kindness to experiences in life, we have greater awareness and a depth of understanding that creates greater internal wealth.
In this podcast, I'll guide you through a compassion meditation where you first focus on compassion toward yourself.
Guided Mindfulness Meditation
Practicing mindfulness through meditation is the training ground for becoming more mindful in your everyday life. When we train in this way, we can then develop the internal muscles to navigate life's natural ups and downs.
In this podcast I guide you through a mindfulness meditation that incorporates an increased awareness of your body, your breath and your surroundings, using your five senses.
Enjoy coming back home to YOU!
Breaking Bad Habits Using Mindfulness
One of the many reasons people come into my office for counseling, is because they’ve tried to break a bad habit or pattern on their own, and despite their best efforts, they’re still hooked. In this podcast, I'll use the example of the never-ending yoyo dieting that we can use mindfulness to address.
Mindfulness is the awareness of the present moment from a place of curiosity, instead of judgment.
Stress Reduction Using Mindfulness
What is mindfulness and how do we actually use it? It’s a topic that’s near and dear to my heart because I’ve seen how powerful it changes the lives of my clients and certainly has my own life as well. Today I’ll be defining mindfulness and describing how it can be used to reduce stress through a 4 step process:
1. Observing how we hold stress physically
2. Attending to our physical symptoms
3. Noticing our thoughts and feelings
4. Caring for our self-limiting beliefs, like perfectionism
How to Become Your Own Best Friend
The relationship we have with ourselves is the most important relationship in our lives. It is one that is with us from birth until death, from 24/7, 365 days a year. Literally no one else on the planet can be there in the same way that we can be there for ourselves. How do we befriend ourselves? How do we become our own best friends, especially if we already have a pretty conflictual or toxic relationship with who we are?
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