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#28 Living through a pandemic - What does it take to show up and do your own work? (Part 2 of 2)
In the second part of a two part episode Priya rejoins Paul and John to debrief on their coaching experience on race and gender issues. It highlights the need for trust and bravery to really look at our own race and gender issues and why being ’nice’ may be getting in the way. This is a useful episode for those wanting a peak behind the scenes of what it takes to have deeply personal conversations that change the world.
#27 Living through a pandemic - How do you speak up when it's messy? (Part 1 of 2)
In this episode we are joined by Paul Anthony from The Diversity Practice Ltd who takes on the role of coach for John who opens up on the theme of masculinity and white privilege. This is a deeply personal exploration of what it is to be a white male. This is a fantastic episode for those wanting to understand what ‘doing our own work’ looks like.
Join us for part 2 (Episode 28) for a deep look behind the scenes of this coaching session.
#26 Living through a pandemic - Are you aware of your privilege?
Donita Volkwijn joins Priya and John to discuss the relationship between the pandemic and Diversity & Inclusion. Donita mentions that our systems are not broken, they are doing exactly what they're designed to do. These systems are unjust and result in murder. Join in this conversation to help us re-design our systems to be more just and life-giving. For more information, see Rachel Cargle's work and Dax Devlon Ross' work. "The real revolution would be the opportunity for a black woman to actually rest." "You need to put the same level of work into anti-racism that you put into your love handles."
#25 Living through a pandemic - Are you really listening?
In this episode we are joined by Coach and fellow OD practitioner, Karen Mack to take a deep dive into the art of listening. We explore our own barriers to really listening, why listening is the foundation for building relationships and how listening may be one of the most effective tools we have for healing and moving forward from this pandemic and the racial tensions it has brought to the surface.
#24 Living through a pandemic - How can journalling help you?
In this episode Priya and John convene a conversation with Walt Hopkins, writer, teacher and longtime journal keeper to discuss the topic of journaling. This conversation provides several tips and tricks for “how to journal” for those new to this technique. Walt, Priya and John share personal stories about how journaling has supported them throughout their lives.
Questions worth asking here might be “what’s the conversation I’m having with myself right now?”, “what’s the conversation I’m not having with myself right now, what’s that about?”, “which conversations am I stopping myself from having”, “what can’t I say out loud right now, and why?”
#23 Living through a pandemic - Are you breathing into your Multiple Overwhelmings?
This episode we are joined by OD and Gestalt practitioner Maureen Ghirelli to talk about the concept of Multiple Overwhelmings and how breathing into your belly can help.
A great episode for people feeling overwhelmed by life in the pandemic and looking for help to understand what's happening and what they can do to re-anchor themselves.
For those who would like to have a go with the breathing exercise we are including a link to “Breathing Technique” a short video created by Pilates teacher, Phil Nuttridge, in the early days of the C-19 lockdown. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=puhfQbmNjxY&feature=emb_logo
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Priya and John have formed a dynamic partnership in this podcast. Early episodes demonstrate their authenticity and vulnerability when discussing complex and deep theories and issues. Looking forward to future episodes and seasons!