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Every week, get a real look into a live, one-on-one coaching sessions with Coach, Breathwork Guide and Healer, Gwen Dittmar. Gwen coaches men and women just like you who are challenged by the grittiness of human life and to see the beauty in our biggest blocks and hardest challenges. Guests are opening themselves up to be vulnerable with Gwen, and with you, the listener, so that you can know that you're not alone in the beautiful grit of life.

The Beautiful Grit Gwen Dittmar

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Every week, get a real look into a live, one-on-one coaching sessions with Coach, Breathwork Guide and Healer, Gwen Dittmar. Gwen coaches men and women just like you who are challenged by the grittiness of human life and to see the beauty in our biggest blocks and hardest challenges. Guests are opening themselves up to be vulnerable with Gwen, and with you, the listener, so that you can know that you're not alone in the beautiful grit of life.

    How To Regain Your Power and Your Voice

    How To Regain Your Power and Your Voice

    In this week’s episode, Kara Jamie seeks Gwen’s support in regaining her power. Kara Jamie realizes she experienced a loss of power in a toxic marriage with gaslighting and manipulation. Despite being divorced, Kara Jamie still struggles with fear around wanting to protect her children and managing the manipulation within custody challenges.

    Gwen guides Kara Jamie back to the wisdom of her body, the power that resides deep down inside of her, and strengthening that muscle through the session so she can use her voice, to speak up for what she needs and wants for her children and be in her full power within the divorce custody negotiations.

    In this episode we discuss:
    • How trauma lands in our body and takes a toll
    • Honoring the intuitions and valid concerns you feel
    • Small ways of reclaiming your power and your voice
    • The connection between our current reality and healing the past

    If you found this episode helpful, please share on Instagram and tag Gwen @gwendittmar and leave a rating and review - each one counts! If you’d like to be coached in a future podcast, please schedule through this link: https://gwencoach.as.me/podcastsession

    When Your Spiritual and Energy Tools Aren’t Working

    When Your Spiritual and Energy Tools Aren’t Working

    In this week’s episode, Gwen supports a highly sensitive being, Amy, with her intention to release something that is causing heaviness in physical body and anxiety in her emotional body. Amy also notices that other friends are feeling the same way that she is like they are on an energetic rollercoaster. This is a powerful episode because I have noticed this myself.

    In the episode, Amy shares that she suffered from autoimmune for 10 years but learned to heal her body and feel energetic again. However, there are times when the old symptoms come back, and it's typically related to picking up energy from her family or friend’s trauma, fears, anxieties, stress, emotions that they haven’t dealt with. This leaves her feeling dragged down, undisciplined, unmotivated, suppressed energy similar to the autoimmune symptoms.

    Amy has learned to clear the energy out with tools like working with the moon, self-forgiveness, smudging. The tools usually support her, but the energy is stuck this time. At times she can sometimes push through it, but she pays for it with even more exhaustion.

    Through guiding Amy to understand the purpose of this energy, we discover deeper misbeliefs and suffering that can be created from an unconscious, binary and punishing thinking of, “if I do this right, I’ll be rewarded with more energy, and if I do this bad then I’ll be punished with depleted energy”. By the end of the episode, Amy gets clear on why the energy is present and what she can do to support herself.

    In this episode we discuss:
    • How it feels to have autoimmune
    • The reality of being highly sensitive beings
    • How our binary or duality thinking can create suffering
    • Listening to the wisdom of our energies and bodies have for us
    • How to redefine the relationship we have with our rhythm of starting and stopping
    • When we connect and embody our worthiness, our energy shifts and expands


    If you would like to deepen into these practices, you can join the upcoming Moon Mastery in December 2021. Enter the podcast code BEAUTIFULGRITMM10 for 10% off https://www.gwendittmar.com/moon-mastery

    If you found this episode helpful, please share on Instagram and tag Gwen @gwendittmar and leave a rating and review - each one counts! If you’d like to be coached in a future podcast, please schedule through this link: https://gwencoach.as.me/podcastsession

    Balancing the Masculine and Feminine Energies as Entrepreneurs

    Balancing the Masculine and Feminine Energies as Entrepreneurs

    In this week’s episode, Gwen guides Claire to trust her feminine, and release the hyper-masculine when building her new business.

    In her daily life, Claire has moments where she feels connected to her feminine, and as if she’s living from that state of surrender, creation, and flow. But when the work to-do list gets overwhelming, Claire drops into hyper-masculine energy of, “I have to do it all, do it now, and I can’t rest until it is all done.”

    Through guiding Claire to understand the masculine and feminine energies within her and releasing the need to control when she feels out of control, Claire connects to the wise feedback that this forceful energy has for her. By listening and honoring this wisdom of the masculine and feminine, Claire is able to find the grace and ease she’s been looking for as she starts her business.


    In this episode we discuss:
    • Feeling out of control and overwhelmed with work
    •Learning to sit with discomfort and listening to its feedback
    • How being in control brings a false sense of security and safety
    • How to bring masculine and feminine balance in our work as women
    • Identifying the childhood experiences and coping mechanisms to survive
    • How to shift the younger experience into a new way of being as an adult
    • Deconditioning old ways, taking contrary action, and creating new patterns
    • Slowing down to listen to the clarity of the divine feminine energy and her intuition
    • Becoming so attuned to your own patterns and nervous system to become sovereign
    • How healing one issue inside helps shift the collective imbalance of masculine-feminine


    If you would like to join the upcoming Moon Mastery in December 2021 to embody this for yourself, enter the podcast code BEAUTIFULGRITMM10 for 10% off https://www.gwendittmar.com/moon-mastery

    If you found this episode helpful, please share on Instagram and tag Gwen @gwendittmar and leave a rating and review - each one counts! If you’d like to be coached in a future podcast, please schedule through this link: https://gwencoach.as.me/podcastsession

    The Power of Human Design with Erin Claire Jones

    The Power of Human Design with Erin Claire Jones

    In this week’s episode, Erin Claire Jones, Human Design Guide and Leadership Coach shares her personal experience of being an entrepreneur through the lens of Human Design. Erin worked in different capacities and industries prior to discovering Human Design. She worked with one of her first teachers and then followed her calling to share Human Design with the world. Since then her work has been featured in Mindbodygreen, Well + Good, 100’s of podcasts, and she’s here on the Beautiful Grit to share more about this powerful tool that is a synthesis of ancient wisdom and modern science.

    In the episode, Erin shares what it felt like to be so connected to what she wanted to share but not have the external validation. Erin described how as a Projector she was not allowing herself to be seen, which fed the shadow of not being invited. But, through the power of Human Design and other spiritual tools, Erin got grounded in her belief, trust, and surrendered which created the opening for her expansion. I am so excited for you to hear her beautiful grit and the power of Human Design.

    In this episode we discussed:
    • Erin’s personal experience as an entrepreneur
    • The grit that even successful creators experience
    • That we each operate differently and how to honor that
    • Balancing the spiritual and practical energy as entrepreneurs
    • Using Human Design to create a life that feels aligned for you
    • The importance of defining what you want wealth to feel like for you
    • The power of Human Design to integrate who you are into your daily life
    • How your business can thrive through simplicity and space that honors your energy
    • How to discern if you are connected to your sacral, spleen, ego, emotional authority


    If you would like to get your Blueprint, Erin is offering a 10% discount for my podcast listeners to order a Blueprint and Flow workshop. You can purchase through www.erinclairejones.com/offerings with the code: RISE

    If you would like to do a processing and breathwork session around your Human Design, you can book a 90-minute session with Gwen https://gwencoach.as.me/humandesign using the code: ERINPODCAST50

    If you found this episode helpful, please share on Instagram and tag Gwen @gwendittmar and leave a rating and review - each one counts! If you’d like to be coached in a future podcast, please schedule through this link: https://gwencoach.as.me/podcastsession

    Practical Healing and Boundaries for Toxic Relationships

    Practical Healing and Boundaries for Toxic Relationships

    In this week’s episode, Gwen coaches Melissa who has the intention to work through the challenges she has with a narcissistic sister, process the grief and loss of not being able to have the type of relationship she wishes she could have, and have a healthy balance of building trust with new people in her life. Because she has felt so much pain from the way her sister has treated her, Melissa observes a pattern of keeping people at a distance as a way of staying safe.

    Gwen brings Melissa back to the wisdom that her body has to share with her - both the pain, loneliness, scared little girl, as well as the emotional lump in her throat that has been protecting her. Throughout the episode Melissa moves from loneliness to connection, scared to sacred, and protecting to safety. In the end, Melissa is able to feel the shift, replace the void with a resource of joyous light that is always available.

    In this episode we discussed:
    • Narcissism from an energetic perspective
    • How to stay safe in toxic relationships with family
    • The impact that our childhood experiences have on us
    • Practical tools for healing and protection in relationships
    • Using light, nature and its elements as support
    • The importance of emotional and energetic healing
    • How to use the grief and sadness we feel when relationships change
    • How to heal when we feel a hole in our heart or void

    If you found this episode helpful, please share on Instagram and tag Gwen @gwendittmar and leave a rating and review - each one counts! If you’d like to be coached in a future podcast, please schedule through this link: https://gwencoach.as.me/podcastsession

    The Gifts of Perfectionism and Imposter Syndrome

    The Gifts of Perfectionism and Imposter Syndrome

    In this week’s episode, Gwen coaches with Jennifer who is a healthcare provider and mother looking for clarity on why she moves into old thoughts of perfectionism, imposter syndrome, compare and despair, and feeling like she doesn’t have enough to offer. When new opportunities arise, she freezes, doubts herself, and then distracts with other projects. Her tools of meditation, journaling, and inner reflection are not helping her move through blocks the way they once did. As we move through the episode, you’ll hear me guide Jennifer through my process of attuning to the wisdom of the body, talking with the energy, connecting it to a younger self who felt the need to be perfect in order to be seen and loved. Through self-forgiveness, inner child healing, and bringing in her future higher self, Jennifer feels overwhelmed with a softening, fluidity, and love.

    In this episode we discuss:
    • What’s at the core of perfectionism
    • Why we fall into patterns of imposter syndrome
    • Childhood experiences seek healing through current life
    • The maladaptive patterns from traumatic events and healthier ways of being with yourself

    After the recording, Gwen shared with Jennifer that at the beginning of the podcast she said a phrase, “I’ll be found out”. This phrase carried a lot of past life energy of being a witch or healer or medicine woman when it was not safe and dangerous to be found out. It was at this point that Jennifer shared her profession and has been told by other healers that there are many layers to the fear she feels in this lifetime.

    Breathwork is a useful tool for the witch wound – women with fear of speaking up, speaking out, being seen, allowing their gifts to be fully expressed and seen, and clearing out past lives or generations of women that weren’t safe.

    If you found this episode helpful, please share on Instagram and tag @gwendittmar and leave a rating and review - each one counts.

    If you’d like to be coached in a future podcast, please schedule through https://gwencoach.as.me/podcastsession

    If you would like to schedule a 60-minute private session with Gwen, join here: https://gwencoach.as.me/60breathwork

Customer Reviews

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53 Ratings

53 Ratings

MegMBrandt ,

Powerful Story

This hit me as I almost lost my dad to cancer. I too went on a path of being captivated by nutrition, holistic health, anything I could learn that would help my dad and the rest of my family have a healthier body. I have not ever heard of combining nutrition with energy healing. This is super interesting, and I’m going to follow Serena! Thank you for having her on!!!

MelScott11 ,

Beautiful with such depth

These episodes leave me feeling inspired. I love the concept of sitting in on coaching session. As a listener I'm able to see and feel the benefit coaching, ehile also unconvering some internal work adn shifts. Something Gwen talks about with clients is finding it in the body, explore accept it and rewrite it. Learning from her, this is something I'm able to practice when I need to move a little energy. -MS

sisterhood friends ,

Powerful show!

There’s some incredible conversation taking place on this podcast and I love how Gwen incorporates astrology into her work! I just recently learned about human design and cannot wait to dive deeper on the subject through this podcast!!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽

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