51 episodes

Still Becoming is a podcast about how it's never too late to become more free, more yourself, or try something new. We are all in the process of becoming more or less of something, of growing into ourselves. Informed by her own journey of struggling through anxiety to now working with others as a psychotherapist, Monica DiCristina interviews people about their stories of overcoming and becoming, or starting something new, as well as experts we can all learn from. We are not designed to stay the same, we are all still becoming.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 46 Ratings

Still Becoming is a podcast about how it's never too late to become more free, more yourself, or try something new. We are all in the process of becoming more or less of something, of growing into ourselves. Informed by her own journey of struggling through anxiety to now working with others as a psychotherapist, Monica DiCristina interviews people about their stories of overcoming and becoming, or starting something new, as well as experts we can all learn from. We are not designed to stay the same, we are all still becoming.

    Episode 59 - Meditative Story: Returning to What You Forgot

    Episode 59 - Meditative Story: Returning to What You Forgot

    Each month, the Still Becoming podcast brings you a Meditative Story episode. They are short, meditative, put to music, and a chance to pause and reflect on your own journey through story. It is like a therapeutic adult story time.
    This month we are talking about how we find hope when we are overwhelmed and worried. It is often not by solving the worry, but by changing our posture. And we change our posture sometimes by remembering something that anchors and ground us in hope and trust.

    For more, follow Monica on Instagram @monicadicristina.

    • 13 min
    Episode 58 - Guided Meditation: A Short Meditation for the Weary of Waiting

    Episode 58 - Guided Meditation: A Short Meditation for the Weary of Waiting

    This is a short meditation for weary with waiting.

    If you are weary of waiting, this short meditation is for you. We will make space for the hard parts, the places you have been hard on yourself, the humanness of it all, and finally some hope.

    To find Still Becoming on Instagram, follow Monica at @monicadicristina.

    • 13 min
    Episode 57 - Guided Meditation: A Short Meditation for the Overwhelmed

    Episode 57 - Guided Meditation: A Short Meditation for the Overwhelmed

    This is a short meditation for the overwhelmed.

    If you are feeling overwhelmed right now by everything happening in the world, and in your world, this is for you. This short meditation is meant to be a pause in your day to breathe and move through the overwhelm. There is great benefit in taking a few moments to breathe. There are four parts to this meditation, and you will walk through each part as you hopefully experience an exhale and a moment to rest.

    To find Still Becoming on Instagram, follow Monica at @monicadicristina.

    • 9 min
    Episode 56 - Story Episode: On Bridges and In Tunnels - Keep Going

    Episode 56 - Story Episode: On Bridges and In Tunnels - Keep Going

    Each month, Still Becoming will bring you a meditative story. These episodes are short, calming, and combine music with story. Though the story is personal to me or someone else, the hope is that we can all have a moment to breathe, listen, and reflect on our own story as we listen.⁣⁣ It is like adult story time!⁣⁣

    This month we are talking about what feels like a never ending pandemic. Maybe you feel heavy and weighed down. Maybe you feel like you are stuck on a bridge you didn't plan for. We will meditatively reflect on driving over bridges and in tunnels and the lessons we can learn from those experiences that apply to the period of time we are in now. If you are feeling discouraged, this episode is for you.

    For more Still Becoming, follow Monica on Instagram @monicadicristina.

    • 16 min
    Episode 55 - Mental Health Check-In: Loving Yourself as You Love Others, Holiday Edition

    Episode 55 - Mental Health Check-In: Loving Yourself as You Love Others, Holiday Edition

    Each month, Still Becoming brings you a Mental Health Check-In episode. These episodes are focused on mental health, emotional health, or personal growth, and involve a short teaching and a few take aways in around 15 to 20 minutes. The idea is to take a therapeutic topic or technique and expand it to help us in our everyday lives.⁣

    This week we are talking about loving ourselves in order to love others, especially as we head into the holidays. We are all able to love others well when we are loving ourselves well. We are talking about seeing and affirming ourselves, not living to please others, having boundaries, and creating a loving non-anxious presence in ourselves. You love better when you feel better, and you feel better when you are not being too hard on yourself.

    I hope this episode serves as a short psychologically based pep rally for loving and caring for yourself as you head into this busy season. May you feel seen and encouraged by this episode.

    To find Still Becoming on Instagram, follow Monica at @monicadicristina.

    • 18 min
    Episode 54 - Mental Health Check-In: It's Not You, This is Hard

    Episode 54 - Mental Health Check-In: It's Not You, This is Hard

    Each month, Still Becoming brings you a Mental Health Check-In episode. These episodes are focused on mental health, emotional health, or personal growth, and involve a short teaching and a few take aways in around 15 to 20 minutes. The idea is to take a therapeutic topic or technique and expand it to help us in our everyday lives.⁣

    This week we are talking all about the context we are living through in the United States. Even without knowing your specific circumstances - what you are living through right now is incredibly overwhelming. When we forget context, we often turn on and shame ourselves for struggling. ⁣

    It's ok to be scared and overwhelmed. Now is not the time to judge or critique yourself. This is hard. That's the take away.⁣

    I hope this episode is validating, and that you walk away with some helpful tips and increased self-compassion.

    To find Still Becoming on Instagram, follow Monica at @monicadicristina.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Sad but Desperate ,

Healing and restorative

Aundi provided practical ways of navigating through some of those scary emotions that Ive felt at a loss to deal with. Beautiful questions by Monica. Felt like she was mining for that perfect vein of gold and she nailed it. And we all got to strike it rich! Thank you, ladies. Such a blessing.

Algray88 ,

Love it!

This is one of my favorite podcasts! I love the way Monica shares stories!

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Great podcast!

This is such a great podcast. It is a breath of fresh air in this crazy world and Monica does a great job of covering a wide variety of topics.

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