50 episodes

Teaching healers to pause, be present, awaken their breath, and harness the ripple effects of mindfulness to create radiant health.

The Mindful Healers Podcast with Dr. Jessie Mahoney and Dr. Ni-Cheng Liang Dr. Jessie Mahoney and Dr. Ni-Cheng Liang

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 55 Ratings

Teaching healers to pause, be present, awaken their breath, and harness the ripple effects of mindfulness to create radiant health.

    49. Charting with Ease

    49. Charting with Ease

    In this episode Ni-Cheng and Jessie provide tips to mindfully approach charting or any other task you would rather not do. Ni-Cheng shares her story about her own struggles with charting and how that became the motivation to change the way she approached chart completion.  
    They share ways in which a task such as charting can be mindfully completed by how one shows up for the task, and ways that self-care can permeate durations of completing tasks one would rather not do.  
     
    Charting is an opportunity to practice mindfulness: 
    accepting, but noticing judgement about not liking, noticing any shame, frustration, self-criticism that arises, and how the task can be met with mindful awareness, compassion, and kindness. 
     
    Grounding into an intention for the task, mindful of what one includes in the note, letting go of perfection and setting oneself up for success can all be ways charting can be more easef-ful. 
     
    To help with showing up more mindfully, try one of Ni-Cheng’s 1-5 minute practices from her Mobile Wellness for Healthcare Professional series here. 
     
    If you are a healthcare professional and have not already joined us, we invite you to join us at the mindfulhealthcarecollective.com and at our Facebook group of the same name here. 
     
    Listen to Jessie’s Moments of Presence  
    Subscribe and enjoy Mindful Yoga on YouTube 
    Join a livestream Mindful Yoga class: www.jessiemahoneymd.com/yoga
    Gift yourself 1:1 Mindful Coaching or a Mindful Coaching, Yoga 
    & Culinary Medicine Retreat
    Connect with us and find out more about the Mindful Healers Podcast and our offerings at https://www.jessiemahoneymd.com/mindful-healers-podcast
    *Nothing in this episode should be considered medical advice.

    • 29 min
    48. Finding Joy and Peace Amidst Holiday Chaos

    48. Finding Joy and Peace Amidst Holiday Chaos

    Holidays often bring up stress and family drama.  Today we share mindfulness and mindset tools to help you find more calm, peace, and joy during the holidays
    Setting a mindful intention helps guide you to respond and not react, even in the midst of the chaos. Having as few expectations as possible lessens disappointment and allows for opportunity and curiosity.  Setting yourself up for success is key.  Nourish yourself FIRST so that you have the most to give and share with others. Focusing on what is in your control is empowering and liberating.
    What are your intentions for the holidays this year? 
    How do you want to feel?
    How can you set yourself up for success?  
    How can you take care of yourself first?
    What would peace do? 
    What would love do? 
    What would connection do? 
    What would kind do?
     
    Some opportunities to set yourself up for success as the holiday season approaches:
    Enjoy short mindfulness practices at Awaken Breath
    Listen to Jessie’s Moments of Presence  
    Subscribe and enjoy Mindful Yoga on YouTube 
    Join a Livestream Mindful Yoga class: www.jessiemahoneymd.com/yoga
    Gift yourself 1:1 Mindful Coaching or a Mindful Coaching, Yoga 
    & Culinary Medicine Retreat
    Have a happy and mindful Thanksgiving.
    May you all be safe. May you all be loved. May you all be happy. May you all be loved.
    Connect with us and find out more about the Mindful Healers Podcast and our offerings at https://www.jessiemahoneymd.com/mindful-healers-podcast
    Join the Mindful Healthcare Collective Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1443705385809109
    *Nothing in this episode should be considered medical advice.

    • 29 min
    47. Mindful Self-Compassion- A Conversation with Kristin Neff Ph.D.

    47. Mindful Self-Compassion- A Conversation with Kristin Neff Ph.D.

    “Just Try it”
    Kristin Neff Ph.D. is an internationally renowned self-compassion researcher and teacher, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, co-developer of the mindful self-compassion curriculum, and author of multiple books, Self Compassion- The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself and Fierce Self-Compassion. 
    The purpose of self-compassion is to alleviate suffering.
    It does not have to be hard. 
    It can be as simple as being a good friend to yourself.
     
    “The goal of practicing self-compassion is to be a compassionate mess”
    Self-compassion helps you shame yourself less and-- when shame pops up --as it will continue to do because you are human- to hold it with compassion.
     
    Self-compassion helps you see the larger picture and know that you are not alone. 
     
    The reason self-compassion seems hard is that “we generally are not wise when we think about ourselves.”
     
    Takeaways of why to practice self-compassion
    It is contagious.  
    The more resources you give to yourself - the more resources you have to give to others.
    It is much more effective than criticism as a motivator.
    It is action-oriented and helps you live an aligned and full life.  
    It is a way of protecting yourself, meeting your own needs, and caring for yourself so you can care for others. 
    Stay tuned at the end-  for her advice for parents on how to raise self-compassionate next generation.
    We are so excited to host Dr. Neff as our featured author at a Mindful Healthcare Collective Book Club on 1/27 at 5:30 pm Pacific, to discuss her new book Fierce Self-Compassion.  For details on the event please sign-up for email updates on mindfulhealthcarecollective.com 
    To find out more about Dr. Neff and self-compassion please check out her website https://self-compassion.org/
    And to get more resources on Mindful Self-Compassion and the Self-Compassion Course for Healthcare Professionals please check out the Center for Mindful Self Compassion website https://centerformsc.org/
    If you want to develop a mindfulness practice, reach out to Dr. Liang https://awakenbreath.org
    If you want to find calm, contentment, and a clear and meaningful path forward in areas of your life beyond relationships, explore private mindful coaching with Dr. Mahoney.   https://www.jessiemahoneymd.com/.  
    Or join a Mindful Coaching Yoga and Culinary Medicine Retreat- Fall 2022 retreats are open for registration NOW. https://www.jessiemahoneymd.com/yoga-coaching-retreat
    Connect with us and find out more about the Mindful Healers Podcast and our offerings at https://www.jessiemahoneymd.com/mindful-healers-podcast
    Join the Mindful Healthcare Collective Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1443705385809109
    *Nothing in this episode should be considered medical advice.

    • 36 min
    46. True Intimacy Requires Mindfulness

    46. True Intimacy Requires Mindfulness

    Mindfulness helps you both create and enjoy more intimacy and connection
    Mindfulness and intention can help you solve intimacy and sex “challenges”, struggles, conflicts and feelings of inadequacy.
    When you bring MF to intimacy and sex its possible find more connection, pleasure, peace and ease around this topic in your own relationship
    Connection, intimacy and sex relieve stress, are healing, and are a human need and are critical to health and happiness. When we're disconnected, alone, isolated and/or sex and intimacy are not going well it is stressful.
    Mindfulness is being in the moment and a way of focusing in the midst of life’s distraction
    How often do you feel distracted in moments of intimacy and/or in the bedroom?
    Mindfulness is noticing, being aware, showing up with curiosity, non Judgment, non Striving, attention, intention, patience, trust, letting go, gratitude and generosity.  What might happen if you applied these to intimacy, relationships, and sex.
    Learn more about establishing a mindfulness practice with Dr. Liang www.awakenbreath.org. 
    Take care of you- join mindful yoga - offered most Saturdays. 
    https://www.jessiemahoneymd.com/yoga

    If you are a woman physician, and you want to find peace, calm and clarity in your life, and return home as a better version of you, join Jessie on a mindful coaching, yoga, and culinary medicine retreat. https://www.jessiemahoneymd.com/yoga-retreats
    Join the Mindful Healthcare Collective Facebook Group: 
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindfulhealthcarecollective
     
    Find out more about The Mindful Healers Podcast: https://www.jessiemahoneymd.com/mindful-healers-podcast
    *Nothing in this episode should be considered medical advice

    • 38 min
    45. What to do when Parenting is “A Lot”

    45. What to do when Parenting is “A Lot”

    Life as a parent can be overwhelming.  You are not alone in having moments when it feels like a lot or too much.  
    Mindfulness and self-compassion offer relief in navigating the difficult patches.  
     
    We are all more than capable of encountering whatever is happening in life, even when it feels overwhelming. And asking for help, resting, and connecting helps ease our way through the rough patches.  
     
    When in the throes of difficulty, our habitual old patterns of reaction tend to arise. 
    In this episode, we share a few stories of recent happenings in our own lives, and the judgement and catastrophizing that all too easily arose.  The stories we tell ourselves are often tainted with shame and judgement, and not based in fact. 
     
    In the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course, the formula pain x resistance = suffering is taught. By mindfully turning towards the difficulty without judgement, and by feeling the pain rather than resisting it, suffering is lessened.
     
    Self-compassion is also key to finding relief and a more easeful path forward.
     
    When falling into old patterns, could you ask yourself?
     
    What would love do?
    What's in my control?
    What can I do to help?
     
    Nourishing oneself might include: 
    Taking breaks, deep breaths, and/or practicing yoga
    Taking a bath, a walk, eating healing food, journaling, purchasing flowers for yourself, or having a mindful cup of tea.
     
    What if you simply acknowledged that life and parenting are difficult right now? 
    What if you reached out, asked for help, connected with loved ones, and/or got professional help? 
     
    “Self-compassion is about being kind and understanding towards ourselves when we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate rather than rejecting and blaming ourselves, or beating ourselves up.”  Kristin Neff, PhD
    If you are struggling with parenting feeling like “a lot,” or just want to find more connection, love and ease on the journey  join Jessie for her Mindful Parenting Intensive- Parent with Presence.  It starts Nov 4th and spots are limited.
    https://www.jessiemahoneymd.com/parenting-with-presence-intensive-details
    https://www.jessiemahoneymd.com/parent-with-presence

    • 28 min
    44. Why You Should Rest

    44. Why You Should Rest

    Rest is of paramount importance to continue to function at the highest level.  When we deprive ourselves of rest, we can do harm. 
    In today's episode, we discuss why rest is essential for a healthy mind, body, and spirit. 
     
    The weekends are supposed to be a period of rest.  In other cultures, the siesta for instance, is normalized as a daily rest period in the afternoon.  Sleep is a physiologic period of rest.  What if we prioritized sleep and rest? 
     
    We provide some examples of periods of rest such as savasana at the end of yoga class.  We discuss diastole during the cardiac cycle.  
    When recovering from an infectious respiratory ailment,  rest is key to healing.  
    The culture of healthcare has not been traditionally conducive to rest for its caregivers. 
    Giving ourselves permission to rest can be hard, especially when during medical training there was an expectation to show up for shifts even if you were sick.  
     
    What if we noticed when we are “fake” resting and instead opted to truly rest.  What if we choose to model resting for our peers, trainees, our patients, and children.  
     
    What is really restful for you?
    What is true rest for you?
    What could happen if you were intentional about scheduling rest?
     
    If you work in healthcare, we invite you to join us at mindfulhealthcarecollective.com and our FB group by the same name. 
     
    For guided meditation videos for healthcare professionals check out Ni-Cheng’s Mobile Wellness for Healthcare Professionals on her website found here: https://awakenbreath.org/mobile-wellness-for-healthcare-professionals/
     
    For busy parents who want to be more present and connect better with their children, join Dr. Mahoney for Parent With Presence- starts in November 2021.
     
    Learn to Parent with Presence through 1:1 mindful coaching https://www.jessiemahoneymd.com/jessie-mahoney-md
     
    Take care of you- join mindful yoga - offered most Saturdays.  https://www.jessiemahoneymd.com/yoga
     
    If you are a woman physician, and you want to find peace, calm and clarity in your life, and return home as a better version of you, join Jessie on a mindful coaching, yoga, and culinary medicine retreat. https://www.jessiemahoneymd.com/yoga-retreats
     
    Join the Mindful Healthcare Collective Facebook Group: 
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindfulhealthcarecollective
     
    Find out more about The Mindful Healers Podcast: https://www.jessiemahoneymd.com/mindful-healers-podcast
    *Nothing in this episode should be considered medical advice

    • 32 min

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55 Ratings

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The rare chance to Pause and Breathe.

There is one thing this podcast has that so many don’t: a pace and tone that themselves relax you while you absorb the deep wisdom of its hosts. The opening chime is like a Pavlovian call to calm... a downshift into a lower gear that sits more deeply into your soul. And then this is followed by the thoughtful and personal teachings that are the reliable core of every single episode. These women are worth getting quiet to listen to.
Dr. Jessica Krant

NH party of 5 ,

Provides clarity and warmth

So grateful to learn from these healers! Practicing mindfulness is not easy, but with guidance from Drs Mahoney and Liang makes this practice very natural!

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Compassion!

Their podcasts are filled with so much kindness, compassion and grace. Their message is so needed right now.

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