11 episodes

Hosted by wellbeing and sustainability entrepreneur, Hannah Phang, we explore the changes that need to happen and the roadmap to finding balance in our bodies, societies, and the planet.

We’ll be joined by experts, including breathwork facilitators, neuroscientists, and climate experts, to discover what restoring us back to balance can look and feel like. We promise tangible, actionable information each episode to help you feel equipped to align beliefs with restorative and sustainable practices.

The Restorative Force podcast is produced by RAIN Wellbeing.

Restorative Force with Hannah Phang Restorative Force with Hannah Phang

    • Health & Fitness

Hosted by wellbeing and sustainability entrepreneur, Hannah Phang, we explore the changes that need to happen and the roadmap to finding balance in our bodies, societies, and the planet.

We’ll be joined by experts, including breathwork facilitators, neuroscientists, and climate experts, to discover what restoring us back to balance can look and feel like. We promise tangible, actionable information each episode to help you feel equipped to align beliefs with restorative and sustainable practices.

The Restorative Force podcast is produced by RAIN Wellbeing.

    Ep#11: How can Wellness and Arts go Hand in Hand w/ India Bailey?

    Ep#11: How can Wellness and Arts go Hand in Hand w/ India Bailey?

    Wellness and creative arts? That’s a combination most of us have never heard of. But trainer and DJ, India Bailey has made it happen. In this episode, we explore PLAY, the world of sensory experiences combining physical exercise and creative arts. We also discuss the negatives of the wellness industry and the steps to physical wellness.



    India Bailey, is an athlete turned trainer, wellness editor for CircleZeroEight magazine, DJ, and founder of PLAY events, with a mission to bring new energy and concepts to London's wellness scene through coaching sessions and curated events.



    Episode Highlights

    About PLAY

    PLAY events are all about bringing together arts and wellness, which are two of India’s biggest passions. They create multi-sensory experiences through movement, discovery, and creative showcases to harness people’s senses and connect communities.



    Negatives of the wellness industry

    With social media, we are heavily influenced by wellness trends that are focused on vanity and aesthetic health. With the constant pressures to look and be a certain way, it takes away our attention from what is truly important - our holistic health and wellbeing.



    The need for change

    There has historically been a trend of only people of a certain aesthetic and demographic allowed to go to gyms/wellness spaces, making others feel intimidated to go. However, this needs to be changed by more spaces opening to everyone and creating an environment that is comfortable and supportive.



    India’s wellness habits

    India’s wellness habits that are non-negotiable are 8 hours of sleep, drinking plenty of water, practising 80:20 yoga, and writing a positivity journal.



    Being positive towards ourselves

    It is important to be positive towards ourselves, instead of dwelling on our mistakes. Writing a positivity journal can help, since it puts things into perspectives and makes us realise what we can improve on in a constructive manner. 



    The step to physical wellness

    When starting out, step out of your comfort zone to discover different wellness activities and find the one you love. You can also find exercise buddies with similar interests to you to have company when starting something new.



    Some memorable quotes:

    [33:52] “the more we move, the more we feel connected to our bodies”

    [36:38] “move your criticism into curiosity”

    [42:02] “find something you love”

    [42:58] “discomfort is your dream’s currency”



    Check out India Bailey and PLAY -

    https://www.instagram.com/india_bailey/ 

    https://www.instagram.com/goplaycollective/ 

    Thank you for listening to this episode of the Restorative Force podcast with India Bailey. If you enjoyed this episode, don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review. Also, check out RAIN Wellbeing on Instagram and Tiktok.

    POWERED BY FLOW STATE

    • 43 min
    Ep#10: What Influence Does Social Media Have on Mental Health and Aesthetics Trends w/ Dr Jane Leonard?

    Ep#10: What Influence Does Social Media Have on Mental Health and Aesthetics Trends w/ Dr Jane Leonard?

    With the constant expectations from social media to look a certain way, there has been an increase in the desire to get aesthetic procedures. We’re joined by GP and cosmetics doctor, Dr Jane Leonard, to gain insight into aesthetic procedures and the cosmetics space. We also uncover the immense effect of Covid 19 on mental health and the tips for staying healthy.



    Dr Jane is a fully qualified GP and Harley Street trained cosmetic doctor, who worked front line at the Covid 19 hot hub escalation centre during the pandemic. She also appears on the Channel 4 show Embarrassing Bodies and her own podcast The Confidence Clinic.



    Episode Highlights

    Gaining Confidence 

    Confidence is not something that you gain immediately. Go with the flow of life and learn from your challenges and see your confidence grow.



    Tips for staying healthy

    Staying healthy for optimal wellbeing is all about consistency. Even if you’re doing the basics, like exercise, sleep, drinking water often and eating balanced meals, there will not be an immense improvement if you’re not taking on these healthy habits everyday.



    Influence of Covid 19 pandemic on mental health

    Covid 19 was a difficult time for everyone, depleting people’s mental health due to the forced isolation and reflection. However, it also made people more aware about mental health and the importance of it.



    Importance of taking the first step

    If you're feeling unwell and experiencing anxiety, embarrassment, or reluctance about visiting the doctor, remember that taking the first step to get checked out is essential for improving your health and wellbeing.



    The Aesthetics Space

    Comparison culture in the aesthetics space is great for cosmetic doctors to give accurate consultations. However, with the heightened social media trends, people start to compare themselves with a curated portrayal of themselves, creating a negative desire to look a certain way.



    Understanding aesthetic procedures

    Dr Jane shares insight into aesthetic procedures, such as botox, filler and profhilo, and the risks of not getting them done by medically trained professionals.



    Some memorable quotes:

    “Be willing to fail” [14:38]

    “You are not alone” [25:56]

    “less is more” [47:20]



    Check out Dr Jane:

    https://drjaneleonard.co.uk/ 

    https://www.instagram.com/drjaneleonard/



    Thank you for listening to this episode of Restorative Force with Dr Jane Leonard. If you enjoyed it, don’t forget to subscribe and leave us a review. Also, check out RAIN Wellbeing on our Instagram and Tiktok.  



    POWERED BY FLOW STATE

    • 56 min
    Ep#9: Busting Food Myths and Health Insights with Holistic Health Coach, Katie Wolfenden

    Ep#9: Busting Food Myths and Health Insights with Holistic Health Coach, Katie Wolfenden

    With the constant stress from modern day and the new food trends on social media, we can often forget the practices we should undertake as an individual for optimal health. This week, we’re joined by holistic health coach, Katie Wolfenden, to learn the best nutrition tips for a healthy body and mind. We also uncover the causes of stress and the amazing benefits of sound therapy.



    After experiencing stress and a deteriorating health from her job, Katie moved to Bali where she came across holistic health practices like meditation and sound therapy. After discovering the positive effects of these practices, she moved back to the UK to become a holistic health coach & educator, where she offers workshops, talks, events and 1-1 coaching for integrated nutrition, sound baths, and anxiety and stress management.



    Episode Highlights

    Integrated nutrition

    This is the combination of the principles of traditional nutrition (e.g. calories and macros) and functional nutrition (dietary health), where Katie looks at the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health of her client to find their root cause of their behaviour with food.



    Katie’s food myth busts

    With the Tiktok and Instagram trends of “what I eat in a day” with low-calorie meals from influencers, you may think that eating less calories can make you lose weight, however that is not true and majority of the time influencers will use highly processed foods to make for flavour, which is not good for your health. Also, the necessity of powders and supplements is often overdone and you should choose them selectively, looking at the labels for organic and high quality ingredients for true benefit.



    Effects of sound therapy

    Sound therapy is using instruments at different frequencies to promote healing in our physical and emotional bodies. It has seen great effects in reducing inflammation and blood pressure, and helping people cry which is good for their emotional health.



    The causes of stress

    In the modern world, constant stress is common since our bodies have not adapted to the constantly changing environments we live in. This often leads to unrecognised stress with symptoms like fatigue and digestive problems, highlighting the need to find the underlying causes.



    Katie’s morning rituals

    As a holistic health coach, Katie’s morning rituals include meditating, going for a walk in nature, journaling, and eating a balanced breakfast.



    Tips for following your intuition

    Following your intuition is important when finding the right diet for you. Katie’s tip for following your intuition is finding practices that help you build trust with yourself e.g. taking a walk, journaling, and finding quiet time to focus on yourself.



    Some memorable quotes:

    [35:33] “health is all linked”

    [42:24] “one person’s food is another person’s poison”

    [47:31] “you have the power to change it [the problems in your life]”



    Check out Katie Wolfenden below:

    https://www.instagram.com/_katiewolf/ 

    https://www.katiewolf.co.uk/ 

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/katie-wolfenden-8791a478/ 



    Thank you for listening to this episode of Restorative Force with Katie Wolfenden. If you enjoyed it, don’t forget to subscribe and leave us a review. Also, check out RAIN Wellbeing on our Instagram and Tiktok.



    POWERED BY FLOW STATE

    • 48 min
    Ep#8: The Transformative Power of Breathwork w/ Jamie Clements

    Ep#8: The Transformative Power of Breathwork w/ Jamie Clements

    What do you think breathwork is? 

    Turns out it isn’t just breathing everyday - it’s so much more. This episode, we are joined by Jamie Clements, a breathwork coach, to learn what breathwork is and the impact it can have on a person’s wellbeing. We also discover the importance of not getting soaked up by modern life and allowing ourselves to slow down and have fun.

    Jamie Clements is a breathwork coach and The Breath Space, helping people understand the power of breathwork to transform their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Overcoming personal challenges, Jamie has since trained in different modalities of breathwork and worked with numerous clients to share the powerful tool of breathwork.

    Episode Highlights

    The journey to breathwork

    After being in a dark space in his late teens and early twenties, Jamie discovered breathwork as an amazing way to improve wellbeing, and founded The Breath Space to share the impact of breathwork.

    What is breathwork

    Breathwork is the practice of controlling your breathing to regulate and shift your body to a desired state.

    The importance of having fun

    In the stressful, modern life we live in, we often become too serious and forget the importance of having fun in life.

    Connecting to own spirituality 

    Allowing yourself to be vulnerable and being your authentic self is important when connecting to your spirituality and achieving flow state.

    Living a well-rounded life

    Work tends to be the main topic in our life but exploring other aspects in our lives and becoming the best versions of ourselves can help us live a more well-rounded life.

    Creating space and slowness

    In this fast-paced world, we need to slow down and break free from autopilot, giving ourselves space to relax.

    Some memorable quotes from today:

    “maturity cannot be a metric of your wellbeing as to how much fun you’re having” [32:35]

    “stop taking yourself so seriously” [51:23]

    “the more you can slow down, the more time it feels like you have” [54:58]

    Check out Jamie Clements and The Breath Space

    https://www.instagram.com/the_breath_space/ 

    https://thebreathspace.co.uk/ 

    Thanks for tuning into a Restorative Force, where we talk about the path to wellness and an optimal lifestyle. If you enjoyed this episode with Jamie Clements, subscribe to our podcast and leave us a review. Also, check out our Instagram and Tiktok pages for more RAIN.

    POWERED BY FLOW STATE

    • 55 min
    Ep#7: Exploring How to Feel “Well” in Modern Life w/ Oli Patrick

    Ep#7: Exploring How to Feel “Well” in Modern Life w/ Oli Patrick

    Do you ever wonder why you feel exhausted even after “resting”? Well, we might have the answer for you in this episode, where we meet Oliver Patrick, a physiology and health assessment expert, to discover the cause of feeling unwell and how stress can in fact be positive. We also explore the wellbeing scene in a corporate setting and the different ways to achieve better wellbeing.

    Oli is a physiology and health assessment expert, with 25 years in delivering, creating and governing executive health screens, advanced health assessments and corporate wellbeing facilities as the co-founder or director at Future Practice, Pillar Wellbeing, and Latus Health. In the corporate setting, he has consulted organisations globally on wellbeing strategy including, Nike, HSBC, The League Managers Association, and UK Coaching.

    Episode Highlights

    Physiology and health assessments

    Physiology is the study of how the human body works and health assessments are to help find individual systems in the body that are not working well and consider lifestyle factors affecting it.

    The cause of feeling unwell

    Even after a what-seems-like relaxing rest, we still often feel unwell. This is because there is an absence of physiological recovery and our bodies are too hypervigilant to rest properly. 

    Stress is good for you

    Most stress is good for you and is critical for growth. However inadequate pressure called hypostress can be energy draining and overwhelming, so it’s important to find the sweet spot.

    Best action is meditation

    The best thing you can do is meditate. It helps to regulate the mental and physical systems, and bring the body to a place of stillness.

    Wellbeing in a corporate setting

    The corporation’s job is to ensure that the employees don’t become unwell, which benefits the employees as well as the employer.

    Future of wellbeing

    The future of wellbeing is bright, with lots of technical advancements creating a cultural shift and the growing awareness of wellbeing.

    Some memorable quotes from today:

    “you can’t build a bigger muscle, without lifting a weight heavier than you can pick up” [27:50]

    “wellbeing isn’t an outcome, it’s a series of habit that enable you to achieve your goals” [39:58]

    “you have to walk towards the fire and embrace failure” [49:46]

    Check out Oli Patrick and his outstanding accomplishments:

    https://www.instagram.com/_olipatrick/

    https://www.pillarwellbeing.com/philosophy 

    https://www.futurepractice.org/ 

    https://www.latushealth.co.uk/ 



    Thanks for tuning into a Restorative Force, where we talk about the path to wellness and an optimal lifestyle. If you enjoyed this episode with Oli Patrick, subscribe to our podcast and leave us a review. Also, check out our Instagram and Tiktok pages for more RAIN.



    POWERED BY FLOW STATE

    • 56 min
    Ep#6: Unlocking Workplace Wellness w/ Christina Disler

    Ep#6: Unlocking Workplace Wellness w/ Christina Disler

    Have you ever felt like you just want to quit your job? We figure it’s because you weren’t getting the support you needed from your company. This episode, we’re joined by workplace wellness entrepreneur, Christina Disler, to discuss the workplace issues around employee wellbeing and the tips for both employers and employees for overcoming the hurdle to better wellbeing in the workplace.

    After experiencing the lack of support in the workplace, Christina founded Werklab, a holistic wellness coworking operator, to transform the workplace from an environment of depletion to one of regeneration. Following Werklab, she also founded AI-powered culture diagnostics platform, Aster, to address the gap between employees and company. Enriched by her experience in HR and her own wellness journey, Christina provides insightful critique to shift the culture of workplace wellness towards an ecosystem that actively contributes towards personal wellness.

    Episode highlights

    The journey to Werklab and Aster

    Having gained insight from her time in HR, Christina founded Werklab to create a workspace that replenishes people and allows them to express their true selves. Following that, she founded Aster to combat the challenges and promote transparency among companies within workplace wellness.

    The importance of vulnerability at work

    At work, we tend to disconnect from ourselves and put on a front, but it is important to be authentic and real since it allows for human connection and for you to create your best work possible.

    Environment at work

    The physical space you work in is so important for improving the quality of your work. That’s why at Werklab, they have different rooms with different lighting, textures, and layouts to help accommodate that.

    You always have a choice

    There’s probably been a time where you’ve said you “should” do something. But that must stop. It’s disempowering and contracting yourself. Instead, focus on the things you can choose and bring power internally. Go for that coffee break. Go for the well needed walk outside. Take a moment to relax and practice breathing exercises.

    Tips for employers

    Christina’s tip for employers to improve workplace wellbeing is to be intentional. Think about the purpose and objectives of meetings, set breaks between meetings for a rest. Allow your employees to be vulnerable. Be compassionate and curious about your employees - this will lead to better efficiency and happier employees.

    Tips for employees

    Christina’s main tip for employees is to take time to connect to yourself, doing activities like journaling, taking a walk, breathwork, or moving our bodies. Taking those moments are important to avoid being consumed by work and help you realise your power to make choices.

    Some memorable quotes from today:

    “Cut out the word ‘should” [19:42]

    “It’s not human resources but human beings” [ 27:58]

    “It is your responsibility to go take care of yourself” [47:23]



    Check out Christina and her accomplishments:

    https://www.instagram.com/cdisler/ 

    https://www.christinadisler.com/ 

    https://www.werklab.com/ 

    https://www.astertheplatform.com/ 

    Thanks for tuning into a Restorative Force, where we talk about the path to wellness and an optimal lifestyle. If you enjoyed this episode with Christina Disler, subscribe to our podcast and leave us a review. Also, check out our Instagram and Tiktok pages for more RAIN.

    POWERED BY FLOW STATE

    • 50 min

Top Podcasts In Health & Fitness

On Purpose with Jay Shetty
iHeartPodcasts
Huberman Lab
Scicomm Media
The School of Greatness
Lewis Howes
Passion Struck with John R. Miles
John R. Miles
Uncared For
Lemonada Media
Chasing Life
CNN

You Might Also Like

Give Me Strength with Alice Liveing
Alice Liveing
Working Hard, Hardly Working
Grace Beverley
How To Fail With Elizabeth Day
Elizabeth Day and Sony Music Entertainment
Desert Island Discs
BBC Radio 4
Happy Place
Fearne Cotton
Table Manners with Jessie and Lennie Ware
Jessie Ware