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The real-life lessons we didn't get taught in school.

Life and Business Coach, Catri Barrett, seeks to learn how we can better navigate the challenges of modern times – mental health, social inequality and climate change.

Each season she interviews experts exploring our seven peaks of curiosity: the mind & emotions, self-discovery, the body, relationships, money, social change and the environment.


So, come and join The Curiosity Club ☺

The Curiosity Club podcas‪t‬ Catri Barrett

    • Mental Health
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The real-life lessons we didn't get taught in school.

Life and Business Coach, Catri Barrett, seeks to learn how we can better navigate the challenges of modern times – mental health, social inequality and climate change.

Each season she interviews experts exploring our seven peaks of curiosity: the mind & emotions, self-discovery, the body, relationships, money, social change and the environment.


So, come and join The Curiosity Club ☺

    S2E10: Mental Self-Care with Catri Barrett

    S2E10: Mental Self-Care with Catri Barrett

    In the season 2 finale, Curiosity Club founder, Life Coach and Mindset Expert Catri Barrett explores mental self-care: All the ways you can support your mental wellbeing and prevent mental health problems from getting worse or, in some cases, even occurring in the first place.
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    Catri Explores:
     
    • The different types of self-care: Social, physical, mental, emotional, and financial etc.
    • Potential barriers of engaging with practices that can protect and enhance your wellbeing
    • What is mental self-care?
    • Understanding your unique mental health
    • How to work on your mental hygiene and habits using:
     
    - Thoughtwork: What thoughts nurture your wellbeing and which don’t? Believe them less. Know that just because you think something doesn’t make it true.
    - Becoming more future focused instead of stuck ruminating in the past
    - Quitting comparison
    - Practicing gratitude
    - Practice mental flexibility with problem solving and shifting perspectives
     
    • How self-care can improve your self-esteem and confidence by affirming your self-worth
    • The importance of focusing on your strengths and practicing self-compassion
    • How to use journalling to support your mental wellbeing
    • Nurturing your community to strengthen your connections by finding people who make you feel most comfortable, most valued, and help you see different perspectives. 
    • Emotional self-care: Acknowledge uncomfortable emotions and allow yourself to to express your feelings on a regular basis to develop resilience and coping skills.
    • Taking care of your physical healh: Sleep, Regular exercise, Nourishing meals, Gut health etc.
     
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    • 35 min
    S2E9: Courage, Vulnerability & Stepping Into Anti-Racism with Allysa Rochelle

    S2E9: Courage, Vulnerability & Stepping Into Anti-Racism with Allysa Rochelle

    In S2E9, Catri Barrett speaks to host of the Vulnerable podcast, Allysa Rochelle. She is also the founder of TING, a consultancy that works to create safe spaces for marginalised people within the workplace and offers personal and professional development programmes to young Black future leaders.
     
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    Talking points in this episode:
     
    How courage, vulnerability and anti-racism work intersect and influence one another
    What it means to be courageous and how taking personal responsibility for your life can enable you to heal from anything you’ve experienced
    Way’s you might be spiritually bypassing yourself and how to stop
    The importance of white people releasing shame before stepping into anti-racism work so that you don’t get stuck in guilt
    The problem with refusing to acknowledge race or refer to your own, or others, skin colour and why it’s important to understand and use terminology like white supremacy, privilege and intersectionality
    Releasing shame and mobilising yourself: How to step into anti-racism work and create a better future for your ancestors
     
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    S2E8: The Gut/Brain Connection with Eve Kalinik

    S2E8: The Gut/Brain Connection with Eve Kalinik

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    In S2E8, Catri Barrett speaks to Nutritional Therapist and Author of 'Be Good To Your Gut' and Happy Gut, Happy Mind', Eve Kalinik. 
     
    Eve draws on the science and research around the gut-brain connection alongside her clinical experience to give insight into how this bi-directional relationship works, and the diet and lifestyle steps that can support this connection. She writes her regular column PSYCHOLOGIES magazine called HAPPY GUT, and hosts masterclasses with THE GUARDIAN.
     
    In this episode Catri and Eve explore:
     
    • Functional Medicine: Addressing underlying courses and triggers for an individual instead of just the symptoms
    • The relationship between gut health and the other systems of our body
    • How our gut health can affect our overall health and wellbeing
    • The role our gut health has in our immune system, managing inflammation and in producing neurotransmitters
    • The function of the vagus nerve and why it's important
    • What is the gut/brain connection, why it's important and how our gut communicates with our brain
    • Psychobiotics and how new studies are exploring the ways gut microbiome and the types of neurotransmitters they produce could have a role in supporting some types of therapy for people with mood disorders
    • What can challenge our gut health: our lifestyles, quality in our soil, overuse in medications - antibiotics and anti-inflammatories - stress, digital stimulation switching our minds on constantly, sleep etc.
    • How you can use your daily 'movements' and no.2's to check-in on your gut health
    • Way's to support your gut health for a happy gut, happy mind.
     
    You can order Eve's latest book Happy Gut, Happy Mind here. 
     
     
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    • 40 min
    S2E7: Self-harm & Mental Health with Satveer Nijjar

    S2E7: Self-harm & Mental Health with Satveer Nijjar

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    In S2E7, Catri Barrett speaks to self-harm expert and educator, Satveer Nijjar. Satveer is the founder of Attention Seekers, which offers bespoke self-harm awareness training to schools, workplaces and institutions.
     
    In this open, raw and educational episode, Catri and Satveer explore...
     
    The different definitions of self-harm and what it means to self-injure and self-poison
    Triggers of self-harm: emotional distress and struggling
    Risk taking behaviours: how sexual and criminal risk taking and sabotaging relationships can be intentionally harmful to oneself.
    Spotting potential early signs
    How to best support and speak to someone who is self-harming even if you don’t understand
    Ways to remove the stigma and taboo that is fed by fear and a lack of understanding
    Potential barriers that prevent someone from engaging with support and treatment ways to overcome this
    Unhelpful language and phrases that should be avoided when talk to someone, or about, self-harm and better alternatives.
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    If you’re struggling, there are many resources, apps and websites that you can reach out to for support…
     
    Hub of Hope App
    Campaign Against Living Miserably
    NHS / PHE One You
    Text Crisis messenger service SHOUT.
    CALM HARM App
    Stay Alive app
     
    SPECIAL GIVEAWAY: Win a 12-week Symprove programme.
     
    How to enter:
    1. Leave a rating and write a review of the Curiosity Club podcast on either the Apple podcast app or itunes.
    2. Take a screenshot and either share it on your Instagram Stories tagging @thecuriosityclub_ or email it to hello@catribarrett.com
     
    T&C's
    • Reviews must be written between 12.08.20 and 31.08.20
    • Giveaway closes midnight BST 21.08.20 and the winner will be randomly selected 1.09.20 and contacted privately via email or Instagram DM.
     
    Head to the Curiosity Club website for the latest news and articles. We'd love to hear from you over on Instagram with your thoughts about this episode.
     
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    • 44 min
    S2E6: Co-dependancy and dysfunctional relationships with Jo Westwood.

    S2E6: Co-dependancy and dysfunctional relationships with Jo Westwood.

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    In S2E6, Catri Barrett speaks to co-dependancy expert Jo Westwood. Jo is a life coach who specialises in helping women to escape the soul destroying cycle of codependency, reclaim their lives with confidence and live Lovingly Fierce. She is an author, speaker and creator of the online codependency recovery course, also called Lovingly Fierce.
    In this episode Catri and Jo explore...
     
    • What it means to be co-dependant and how you can recognised the signs and symptoms in your romantic, professional and family relationships
    • The impact that co-dependancy can have on your mental health and emotional wellbeing
    • Co-dependant behaviours and the need for external validation
    • Dysfunctional relationships and why they are often co-dependant
    • Co-dependancy as an addiction, the recovery process and attending co-dependant anonymous meetings
    • The impact lockdown has had on co-dependants
    • Manipulating kindness: what it means to  give without expectations of anything in return
    • How you can recover from co-dependancy and Jo’s process to building healthier, happier relationships with yourself and others.
     
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    SPECIAL GIVEAWAY: Win a 12-week Symprove programme.
     
    How to enter:
    1. Leave a rating and write a review of the Curiosity Club podcast on either the Apple podcast app or itunes.
    2. Take a screenshot and either share it on your Instagram Stories tagging @thecuriosityclub_ or email it to hello@catribarrett.com
     
    T&C's
    • Reviews must be written between 12.08.20 and 31.08.20
    • Giveaway closes midnight BST 21.08.20 and the winner will be randomly selected 1.09.20 and contacted privately via email or Instagram DM.
     
    Head to the Curiosity Club website for the latest news and articles. We'd love to hear from you over on Instagram with your thoughts about this episode.
     
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    • 48 min
    S2E5: Everyday addictions and changing habits with Shahroo Izadi

    S2E5: Everyday addictions and changing habits with Shahroo Izadi

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    In S2E5 Catri Barrett speaks to Behavioural Change Specialist, speaker and author, Shahroo Izadi. Shahroo's experience working in the addiction treatment field led her to dedicate her work to highlighting what those in long-term recovery from substance misuse can teach the general population about motivation, self-compassion and self-awareness. She has written two books, The Kindness Method and The Last Diet. 
     
    In this episode Catri and Shahroo explore... 
     
    • Why it can be so hard to change our habits and behaviours, what we need to know and how we can actually maintain motivation to make long term, positive progress. 
    • Lessons from addiction: How we need to change our perceptions of addiction, managing everyday addictions like shopping, gaming and social media,  and what each of us can learn from the recovery process.
    • Self-Kindness and practical ways of being more compassionate to yourself
    • How to navigate lapses and relapses when we’re trying to make a change to our life
    • Myths and misconceptions around habits and making changes
    • Coping strategies and what to do when they are taken away, such as in during lockdown.
    • Self-talk and the impact this can have on whether we effectively change our behaviours or not
    • The importance of motivation and how to find it for yourself
    • The steps to changing your habits and behaviours long-term. In particular, changing habits around food, eating, and binge drinking and alcohol.
     
    SPECIAL GIVEAWAY: Win a 12-week Symprove programme.
     
    How to enter:
    1. Leave a rating and write a review of the Curiosity Club podcast on either the Apple podcast app or itunes.
    2. Take a screenshot and either share it on your Instagram Stories tagging @thecuriosityclub_ or email it to hello@catribarrett.com
     
    T&C's
    • Reviews must be written between 12.08.20 and 31.08.20
    • Giveaway closes midnight BST 21.08.20 and the winner will be randomly selected 1.09.20 and contacted privately via email or Instagram DM.
     
    Head to the Curiosity Club website for the latest news and articles. We'd love to hear from you over on Instagram with your thoughts about this episode.
     
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    Thank you to Symprove for sponsoring this season of the Curiosity Club podcast.

    • 48 min

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