32 episodes

Through the Still Standing Podcast, you'll hear interviews from our support group + workshop expert group leaders providing deeper insight to help guide you on the next steps in your healing process. Hosted by founder, Daniela Galdi. Supporting mental health awareness by inviting mental health professionals as guests.

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    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Through the Still Standing Podcast, you'll hear interviews from our support group + workshop expert group leaders providing deeper insight to help guide you on the next steps in your healing process. Hosted by founder, Daniela Galdi. Supporting mental health awareness by inviting mental health professionals as guests.

    Ep 32: Growing in your Spiritual Wellness Practices w/ Luna Luxe Soulhood

    Ep 32: Growing in your Spiritual Wellness Practices w/ Luna Luxe Soulhood

    A Still Standing Podcast Interview with the founders of Luna Luxe Soulhood, Alia Sobel, Certified Yoga Instructor, Reiki Practitioner, and Creator of Two Word Story Mindset Mantra, and Ava Nicole, an advanced practitioner of The Thetahealing Technique(R) and Reiki Master. This new and full moon collective is all about aligning and promoting creative and spiritual growth, as well as breakthroughs and healing. 
     
    In the fifth edition of Still Standing Together's, "Foundations in Mental Health" Episode Series, we're focusing on spiritual practices and tools to help understand how to make the light of spiritual practices offer guidance for self-realizations and clarity.
     
    Alia & Ava both have dedicated their lives to helping others empower themselves. Through their offerings, such as retreats, heart opening workshops, new moon spiritual kits, reiki certifications, lunar virtual meet ups & events, e-books, and double coaching techniques, they share how they are growing a community that knows the power of the moon, knows how to manifest with it, and developing a deeper awareness and spiritual understanding of our alignment and experiences. 
     
    In this episode, you'll hear from Alia, Ava, and Daniela on...
    -Aligning you with soul purpose.
    -Becoming spiritually in tune with intuition for internal guidance to make decisions.
    -Difference between religion vs spirituality.
    -How to Get Started on developing your spiritual wellness.
    -Awareness of Energy to manage mental health difficulties.
    -Awakenings & How to pay attention to those nudges. 
    ...and so much more.
     
    Join Alia and Ava every month for new moon virtual events to guide you in grounding and manifesting. 




     




     
    Keep in Touch With Us!
    Luna Luxe:  Website   |   Instagram   
    Alia Sobel:  Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   Email
    Ave Nicole:  Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   Email
    Daniela Galdi:  Website   |   LinkedIn   |   Facebook  |   Instagram   |   Email
    Still Standing Together: Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   Email 

    • 49 min
    Ep 31: Allowing the Journey of Uncovering Who You Are & Self-Acceptance w/ Colton Thorn, Music Therapist & Equal Rights Advocate

    Ep 31: Allowing the Journey of Uncovering Who You Are & Self-Acceptance w/ Colton Thorn, Music Therapist & Equal Rights Advocate

    A Still Standing Podcast Interview with guest, Colton Thorn (CT), a board certified music therapist, performing singer-songwriter, and equal rights advocate. They believe that music can empower and encourage growth and change in everyone. They believe music provides an “in the moment” connection, and loves to help foster independent and group growth.
     
    In the fourth edition of Still Standing Together's, "Foundations in Mental Health" Episode Series, Colton offers perspective on their music journey helpings others and themself, especially when coping with resistance from people accepting who you are.  They also define what music therapy is along with its benefits, such as increasing positive interactions with others, socializing, and motor functions and how it's used for rehabilitation with other types of therapy in assistance for autism, psychiatric hospitals, and newborn intensive care units.
     
    Returning to the Hudson Valley after living in Philadelphia for the past ten years, the pandemic made them pause and take stock of what was important to them, reclaiming their life, and building a home.  Throughout big life changes, they turned to music and singing to help them connect to people while leaning on both to share more about themself.  You'll hear from Colton on the importance of giving internally to feel more like YOU and the importance of building connections to feel seen with others.  
     
    **Listen in at 42:39 of this episode to hear Colton perform an original song, Constantly Evolving, inspired by equal rights and the Black Lives Matter movement.
     
    In this episode, you'll hear from Colton and Daniela on...
    -Their Music Journey and Being a Music Therapist
    -Not taking it safe anymore by sharing their music on gender confusion, depression or while dealing with anxiety.
    -Biggest motivators to make big changes.
    -Finding safe spaces and people who will be loving with the new understandings of you.
    -Recognizing the “Green Flags” - Sharing who you are and learning trust & mutuality in how you show up.
    ...and so much more.
     
     
    CT received their Bachelors of Music in music therapy with a concentration of voice from Temple University. They have experience working with children and adults as well as experience in motor skill development, music therapy, and adaptive lessons with children with autism, mental, physical, and social developmental disabilities. Trained classically in voice, Thorn also plays guitar, ukulele, piano, violin, and dabbles with the banjo and percussion.  When not making music, they like running, spending time with family and friends, reading, and being in nature. 




     




     
    Keep in Touch With Us!
    Colton Thorn (CT):   Listen  |   Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   Email
    Daniela Galdi:  Website   |   LinkedIn   |   Facebook  |   Instagram   |   Email
    Still Standing Together: Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   Email 

    • 47 min
    Ep 30: Stepping into Forgiveness to Ground you in your Journey w/ Joi Rychelle, Fitness Maven & Wellness Coach for Men

    Ep 30: Stepping into Forgiveness to Ground you in your Journey w/ Joi Rychelle, Fitness Maven & Wellness Coach for Men

    A Still Standing Podcast Interview with guest, Joi Rychelle, Fitness Maven and Wellness Coach for Men.  She inspires her clients to getstronger, get mobile, get to peak performance and guides them into a deep, inner transformation through meditation, yoga, assisted yoga stretching, and wellness education.
     
    Listen in at 57:09 of this episode for a Forgiveness Meditation from Joi for helping you move forward from pain points.
     
    Before she began her deep inner transformational journey and to stand for her work around her own trauma, she found herself always on the go with a lifestyle that made her financially abundant, but left her deteriorating within her relationships, and within her physical, mental, and spiritual health.  Joi offers perspective on stepping into your transformation, guiding yourself through pivotal points of inner connections, and relieving pain points to move forward with stepping into your vision for yourself.  
     
    In this episode, you'll hear from Joi and Daniela on...
    -Finding a sense of love, gratitude, and grounding out of chaos.
    -What meditation and therapy has taught her about detachment, opening her heart, and rebuilding relationships.
    -Why she takes a stand for health and wellness of herself and others.
    -Her focus on coaching Men's and guiding them through their health and wellness journey.
    ...and so much more.
     
    Her professional background includes studying in Mysore, India where she earned her RYT 200hr teacher training in Hatha Yoga from Ayur Yoga Eco Ashram. She also has functional yoga anatomy knowledge as well as stretch and recovery training which she’s had the pleasure of implementing in her professional experience with clients. When Joi Rychelle is not serving others, she’s dedicating time to her boxing workout, her meditation and yoga practice, deep conversations with friends and family while reading books that awaken the soul.
     
    Keep in Touch With Us!
    Joi Rychelle:  Facebook Group for Men   |   Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   Email
    Daniela Galdi:  Website   |   LinkedIn   |   Facebook  |   Instagram   |   Email
    Still Standing Together: Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   Email 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep 29: Understanding Your Options: Telehealth, Movement Therapy & Working Through Loneliness w/ Morgan Rakay, Movement Therapist

    Ep 29: Understanding Your Options: Telehealth, Movement Therapy & Working Through Loneliness w/ Morgan Rakay, Movement Therapist

    A Still Standing Podcast Interview with guest, Morgan Rakay, MA, LPC, BC-DMT, who is a licensed professional counselor and board certifieddance/movement therapist. Morgan maintains her own private practice, Movement Therapy Arts, and in her clinical work, she has focused on providing meaningful therapy through utilizing the mind-body connection, movement as a source of growth and communication, and holistic care.
     
    In the third edition of Still Standing Together's, "Foundations in Mental Health" Episode Series, Morgan offers perspective and mood-boosting benefits for mental health improvement through telehealth and dance movement therapy.  During a time when she was lonely and disconnected herself, a time when she relied on movement for her own illness experience -- to not hate her body when it was sick, when it was betrayed her, and when she just wanted to get out of it -- dance helped her to stay in it and develop ways to release tension and communicate during times it was hard to talk about what she was feeling.
     
    As part of her work with medically high-risk clients, Morgan has integratedtelehealth into her work since 2016 and now consults with counseling organizations regarding best practices in teletherapy, such as MyCocun, Online and Tele-Counseling for Teens and Young Adults.
     
    In this episode, you'll hear from Morgan and Daniela on...
    -Changing your mental state and mindset through steps to building a comfort with using dance & movement therapy for observation and intervention for change.
    -How to maintain movement to help boost mental health, feel less alone, lonely, disconnected or sad.
    -The benefits of Telehealth and Telecounseling.
    -Loneliness vs Stillness: making sense of having to fill the void.
    ...and so much more.
     
    Morgan has a significant history in providing online and telehealth counseling to individuals and families.  She continues to dance professionally as a member of DanceEthos Performance Company, while maintaining anactive role in research, education, and advocacy for dance/movement therapy within the mental health field, and works with the Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia, MyCocun Online Counseling, Drexel University, and serving as a board member for the PA Chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association.
     
    Keep in Touch With Us!
    Morgan Rakay:  Website   |    LinkedIn  |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   Email
    Daniela Galdi:  Website   |   LinkedIn   |   Facebook  |   Instagram   |   Email
    Still Standing Together: Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   Email 

    • 49 min
    Ep 28: Breaking Through Fear & Creative Blocks w/ Courtney P. Hunter, Author & Creator

    Ep 28: Breaking Through Fear & Creative Blocks w/ Courtney P. Hunter, Author & Creator

    A Still Standing Podcast Interview with guest, Courtney Hunter, Creator, Dancer, Buyer and Author of Sentience.  Sentience, her debut science fiction novel, is a written extension of a contemporary dance piece that was produced for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival in 2017 based on artificial intelligence.  **Sentience is due out Friday, October 30, 2020, three years to the date after Courtney first started writing it, but our listeners have EXCLUSIVE EARLY ACCESS to purchase it in advance HERE!**
     
    Courtney is a serial creator with experience in the fashion industry and with live performance. New to fiction writing, she takes us through her both her creative process and her evolving process with her mental health while executing things that can bring on fear and blockages, taking risks, accepting the uncertainty, and speaking up to do things to make sure your soul is fulfilled.

     
    Courtney shares about how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helped her Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, which she was diagnosed with as a teenager, her Anxiety and Depression.  Sharing about her new story told through the characters in Sentience, she also shares about her personal story and the tools that continue to guide her in rewriting it from a negative story to one of motivation to create a life for herself filled of the experiences she wants while learning to recognize she is deserving of that.
      
    In this episode, you'll hear from Courtney and Daniela on...
    -Embracing Flow and Overcoming Patterns of Fear 
    -Steps to Recognizing Creative Blocks & How to Free Yourself from it
    -Growth Parallels from her Experiences and the Characters in her Book
    -How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helped her OCD, Anxiety and Fear
    -How to Keep Rolling with your Creative Flow
    -Fostering your Sense of self through your Creative Process or Any Process in General, including Self-Love, Self-Awareness, Self-Worth, and Self-Motivation
    ...and so much more.
     
    Courtney currently works in retail buying and lives in Philadelphia with her partner, Will, and rescue pups, Rickie and Billie. Find out more about Courtney and her other projects at cournteyphunter.com. You can follow Courtney on the links below.   
     
    Keep in Touch With Us!
    Courtney P. Hunter: Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   Email
    Daniela Galdi:  Website   |   LinkedIn   |   Facebook  |   Instagram   |   Email
    Still Standing Together: Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   Email 

    • 56 min
    Ep 27: Communicating Your Needs & Advocating for Your Health w/ Kyana Brathwaite, Healthcare Resource Specialist

    Ep 27: Communicating Your Needs & Advocating for Your Health w/ Kyana Brathwaite, Healthcare Resource Specialist

    A Still Standing Podcast Interview with guest, Kyana Brathwaite, Healthcare Resource Specialist, CEO of KB CALS and Registered Nurse, whose experience spans over 20 years, where she has worked in a variety of healthcare settings. During her years as a registered nurse, she used these experiences to transition into multiple nursing arenas until starting KB CALS in 2016, a healthcare and planning services firm that fills the gaps between employee and employer understanding, benefits engagement and utilization, and empowers her clients to make informed decisions about their health and well-being.
     
    In the second episode of Still Standing Together's, "Foundations in Mental Health" Episode Series, Kyana offers perspective on effective communication practices, speaking up for yourself to prevent inequalities and what she calls, "negative healthcare experiences," and builds an awareness as a result of hers and the experiences of her patients while under her care.
     
    Kyana touches on her instrumental practices and advice to help people in their healing process find awareness, feel validated and heard, and build confidence on how to make the changes necessary when you don’t feel supported by others in your life.
      
    In this episode, you'll hear from Kyana and Daniela on...
    Vocalizing in Intimidating Situations: 
    Address the elephant in the room for yourself and with others.

    Tapping Into Your Resources
    Self-Awareness: How exploring her fear and other people's doubts in her with meditation, Floatation therapy, integrated medicine and mindfulness helped her face the unfaceable.
    Ways to stop ignoring your own needs and start showing up for yourself to be your biggest supporter.
    Feeling drained vs. feeling when things are falling into place
    ...and so much more.
     
    Kyana balances being a mom-prenuer, facilitator of her two children’s cyber school education, Uber-moming to extracurricular activities, prioritizing her & her family’s health, and mastering all the other roles she fills. You can follow Kyana on the links below.   
     
    Keep in Touch With Us!
    Kyana Brathwaite:  Website   |    LinkedIn   |   Instagram   |   Email
    Daniela Galdi:  Website   |   LinkedIn   |   Facebook  |   Instagram   |   Email
    Still Standing Together: Website   |   Facebook   |   Instagram   |   Email 

    • 1 hr 8 min

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