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Hi and welcome to SelfKind with me, Erica Webb (formerly The Movement and Mindfulness Podcast). This is a podcast about what it means to be, live and move through a lens of self-kindness. We’ll look at the way self-kindness can underpin our practices in movement, mindfulness, and mindset to support us to be and do the things we so desire in the world. It is my firm belief that self-kindness underpins any true self-acceptance, and one of the greatest pursuits we can ever engage in is that of being in a kind and honest relationship with ourselves. Mindful movement and developing a self-kind mindset are the tools I share and my guests do too - among much more. I’m thrilled you’re here. Let’s do this.

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Hi and welcome to SelfKind with me, Erica Webb (formerly The Movement and Mindfulness Podcast). This is a podcast about what it means to be, live and move through a lens of self-kindness. We’ll look at the way self-kindness can underpin our practices in movement, mindfulness, and mindset to support us to be and do the things we so desire in the world. It is my firm belief that self-kindness underpins any true self-acceptance, and one of the greatest pursuits we can ever engage in is that of being in a kind and honest relationship with ourselves. Mindful movement and developing a self-kind mindset are the tools I share and my guests do too - among much more. I’m thrilled you’re here. Let’s do this.

    Ep 164: If we were perfect, we wouldn't need self-kindness

    Ep 164: If we were perfect, we wouldn't need self-kindness

    I used to bargain with myself: if I could just be perfect enough, good enough, worthy enough, then I wouldn't beat up on myself so bad. Um ... I couldn't see it at the time, but this literally makes no sense.

    Self-kindness and self-compassion are necessary because of the very nature of being human. It's not always neat and perfect and comfortable. Maybe you've noticed.

    Today's episode is a short one exploring this. In it I share:
    > the bargain I used to make with myself which, ultimately, was placing conditions on my self-worth
    > why this didn't (and couldn't) work.

    Does this resonate? Have you been there? I'd love to hear your stories. Come share with me on Instagram and remember to subscribe, rate and review SelfKind with Erica Webb. I appreciate you!

    Want to join me inside the SelfKind Hub? This is my online home of movement and mindset support to foster self-kindness, enhance mobility and experience more ease. Learn more here. 

    • 8 min
    Ep 163: Relationships with Iman Iskander

    Ep 163: Relationships with Iman Iskander

    Welcome to this episode of SelfKind with Erica Webb! Today, I'm thrilled to be chatting with Certified Gottman Couples Therapist, Iman Iskander. Iman has over 20 years of experience helping people build better connections, marriages, and relationships. Her work helps enhance the human bonds between people and helps resolve conflicts. After many years working in mental health in the corporate world, Iman realised it all really comes down to how we connect with one another. Iman is trained in 6 different therapy modalities.

    We discuss the differences in different relationships such as work relationships, family, romantic partner, ourselves, and life in general. Iman walks us through how all conflict resolution and relationship building starts with knowing ourselves and ripples out to how we interact with the world.

    In this episode, you'll hear:
    —How your work relationships influence how you respond, and how certain behavioral patters in our work relationships can lead to burnout.
    —The interplay of the neural networks in our brain and how that attributes to our behavioral patters and relationships.
    —Developing your relationship with your partner using the 6 magic hours of the Gottman method and 6 second kiss.
    —How Iman’s Grow Academy works on building the relationship with yourself in order to grow with others.
    —About other relationship understanding practices like Outside Eyes vs Inside Eyes and the Illusion of Oneness.
    —The distinction between meditation and mindfulness.

    Tune in to hear the full conversation and please connect with both Iman and Erica to share your thoughts.


    About Iman:
    Iman Iskander is a Certified Gottman Couples Therapist, with over 20 years experience helping people build better connection, trust and skillful communication to enhance human bonding and resolve conflict issues in relationships.
    She does this through couples therapy online and in person in her Sydney practice, as well as through transformational skill building programs in the Grow Academy.

    Connect with Iman:
    On her Culture of Care website, listen to the Peace and Passion podcast, reach out to join her email list and get your copy of the Conflict Scaffold, or connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

    Connect with Erica via her website, on Instagram or Facebook.
    And remember to sign up for Simple Shifts to SelfKind Habits - your weekly email inspiration to treat yourself with SelfKindness through movement and mindset.

    • 53 min
    Ep 162: On guilt, values and joy

    Ep 162: On guilt, values and joy

    Hello there friends! Welcome to today's episode of SelfKind.

    Today, I'm flying solo and chatting about the culturally-accepted role of guilt in motivating us into action (or, alternatively, causing us to 'quit') and how we can consciously choose a different way.

    I also talk about how the pursuit of joy intersects with this and how a rollerblading class really brought this message home (for me, at least).

    Join me to hear:

    > why guilt is our default motivator and so easy to fall into
    > what you can use instead of guilt to move you towards more of what you want
    > the role of joy
    > the value of taking a both/and approach to ... everything.

    Tune in and then come share your thoughts with me. You'll find me on Instagram or visit my website.

    Want to join me inside the SelfKind Hub? This is my online home of movement and mindset support to foster self-kindness, enhance mobility and experience more ease. Learn more here. 

    • 23 min
    Ep 161: How to embody Gravitas with Amanda MacLean

    Ep 161: How to embody Gravitas with Amanda MacLean

    Welcome to this episode of SelfKind with Erica Webb. I'm thrilled to be talking with Amanda MacLean today. Amanda has a business that works with CEOs in large corporations, preparing high potential women for a successful promotion. The women she works with have wonderful potential, but experience something holding themselves back. That thing is Gravitas.

    Amanda explains this essence that is Gravitas and shares real examples of these human skills in practice. She also shares the many ways you can work with her including 1:1 mentoring, small group, larger workshops, all through the Gravitas Project.

    In this episode, you'll hear:
    —How Gravitas provides a person with human skills; behavioral flexibility with a sense of groundedness and assuredness.

    —About the internal and external energies that influence verbal and non-verbal communication.

    —Amanda’s family story and the journey into her own Gravitas.
    —The 5 steps to preparing for a meeting using the Gravitas model.
    —The sustainable stance and breathing to use in longer meetings or presentations.
    —Simple and impactful changes you can make to have a larger impact in your communication.

    Tune in to hear the full conversation and please connect with both Amanda and Erica to share your thoughts.


    About Amanda:

    Amanda is the creative force behind the Gravitas Project. She helps CEOs prepare high-potential women for successful promotion through her human skills development and mentoring programs.
    Amanda believes women can make a significant difference in senior management, the boardroom and beyond. From understanding human skills to handling difficult conversations and people, Amanda works with women to make positive changes to both the work they do and how they do it, helping them to unlock their ‘gravitas’ along the way.
    Amanda enjoyed a successful executive career herself, both in Australia and internationally. She knows how women can be heard at a senior level. Frequently the only female ‘at the table’, Amanda is seen as a role model for how women can lead with impact and confidence in their own way.
    She talks about strength and kindliness – the kindest thing you can do for yourself in pressured, stressful or unchartered situations; when you need to step up and stand out; are to go for a swim or run or walk on the day; be mindful of your stance and bearing; practice your breathing; and leave your inner child (your imposter syndrome) on a chair outside of the meeting and collect her after the meeting and give her a hug.
     Connect with Amanda on her website and LinkedIn.

    View the Amy Cuddy TedTalk we mentioned in this episode.
    Connect with Erica via her website, on Instagram or Facebook.
    And remember to sign up for Simple Shifts to SelfKind Habits - your weekly email inspiration to treat yourself with SelfKindness through movement and mindset.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep 160: The power and perils of self-observation

    Ep 160: The power and perils of self-observation

    Welcome to episode 160 of SelfKind!
    Today I'm answering a question that came through on Instagram from a listener (that sounds so 90s talkback radio and I love it). The question was this:

    How do you feel about seeing yourself/your body on screen? Has this changed over time? Do you feel present when you look at yourself?

    In answering this question, I've put together some tips for you for when you notice yourself diving into self-judgement. Along with that, in this episode you'll hear:

    > why a family member telling me I looked pregnant in some of my website pictures was a turning point in how I looked at myself
    > why self-kindness and compassion isn't our default
    > how I create distance with and compassion for my negative self-judgements
    > the difference between creating for others versus creating for self.

    Tune in and then come share your thoughts with me. You'll find me on Instagram or visit my website.

    I also remind you about about my upcoming course - Low Back Love - an 8 week program that starts with the premise of self-kindness as the baseline. You can find out more about the program and join here. Registrations close 10th July 2022 (if this date has passed, add yourself to the waitlist for the next round!).

    And remember to sign up for Simple Shifts to SelfKind Habits - your weekly email inspiration to treat yourself with SelfKindness through movement and mindset.

    • 21 min
    Ep 159: Self-Kindness in real life with Emma O'Sullivan

    Ep 159: Self-Kindness in real life with Emma O'Sullivan

    Welcome to this episode of SelfKind with Erica Webb. Today, I'm thrilled to be speaking with writer and member of the SelfKind Hub, Emma O'Sullivan.

    We discuss our self-image, physical health, and relationships to ourselves and how societal structures have impacted that. Emma shares her story about how she rejected the ideas from these institutions, and how she's stepped into more self-kindness.

    In this episode, you'll hear:
    —How the stressors from the pandemic and modern life landed Emma in the SelfKind Hub.
    —About her Sunday night lists, and how over time, the lists shifted from strict exercise and diet tasks to markers on how Emma wants to feel and what she wants to work on for herself.
    —How Emma’s mid-life reckoning opened the door for “healthy woman’s anger”, what that means, and what to do with that anger.
    —The difference between trusting and not trusting your body, and how that influences how Emma experiences life.
    —About Emma’s brilliant Venn diagram that shows the interplay of self-image, health and physical capability, and the self-relationship.

    Tune in to hear the full conversation, and please connect with Erica to share your thoughts.

    About Emma:
    Emma O'Sullivan lives near Canberra with her husband and two boys.

    Links mentioned in this episode:
    Information about Erica's SelfKind Hub.
    Emma's brilliant Venn diagram can be seen in this post here.

    Connect with Erica via her website, on Instagram or Facebook.
    And remember to sign up for Simple Shifts to SelfKind Habits - your weekly email inspiration to treat yourself with SelfKindness through movement and mindset.

    • 56 min

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lavenderhands ,

exactly what I wanted to hear!

Erica kindly reminds me that I’m not alone in my thoughts and striving when it comes to navigating movement in my life. Reaching beyond just saying and sharing her wisdom, she touches my heart! Thanks so much for showing up for the way you do!

NaabLevy ,

Amazing Content

Erica does thorough and honest interviews with her guests about topics relevant to the things that we struggle with in mindfulness, movement, and daily life. She also brings in experts from different backgrounds and perspectives. This is definitely a podcast to listen to.

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One of my favorites

I look forward to this podcast every week! Erica brings on such a fresh variety of guests and I also love her solo episodes. Her commentary and insight is thoughtful and relevant-I learn something new every time I listen.

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