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The Mindful Psychology Podcast is designed to make mindfulness and psychology more accessible and relatable.
Join me and brilliant guests from around the world as we explore mindfulness, psychology, neuroscience, and holistic health to help you stay informed and intentional about your wellbeing.

Learn to understand your mind and emotions, so you can cultivate resilience, and build healthy relationships with yourself and others.

Wherever you are on your journey, I'll meet you there.

Happy listening!

Geneviève A. B 🌸 Island Yogi Therapist

Therapist • Yoga Teacher • Educator

The Mindful Psychology Podcast Geneviève A. B - Island Yogi Therapist

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 44 Ratings

The Mindful Psychology Podcast is designed to make mindfulness and psychology more accessible and relatable.
Join me and brilliant guests from around the world as we explore mindfulness, psychology, neuroscience, and holistic health to help you stay informed and intentional about your wellbeing.

Learn to understand your mind and emotions, so you can cultivate resilience, and build healthy relationships with yourself and others.

Wherever you are on your journey, I'll meet you there.

Happy listening!

Geneviève A. B 🌸 Island Yogi Therapist

Therapist • Yoga Teacher • Educator

    144. Approval Seeking to Self-Acceptance: Doing the Work & Daring to Love Yourself

    144. Approval Seeking to Self-Acceptance: Doing the Work & Daring to Love Yourself

    Today on the podcast we'll be exploring the difference between approval and acceptance. From there, we'll unpack what it means to be fully loved and accepted, rather than seeking the approval of others, which we may feel is love.



    Topics covered: 

    - Approval vs. acceptance

    - Doing the work

    - People who don't do the work

    - Secure relating

    - Tough truths and challenging conversation

    - Showing up in a receptive way - coming from a place of security

    - The different parts of relationships and how to separate them

    - When it may be time to disconnect

    - Boundary work

    - Answering listener questions

    - Tips for self-acceptance and self-love





    Happy listening! 



    G 🌸

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    142. Reclaiming Your Story Part 2: Bringing It All Together With Love *UPDATED*

    142. Reclaiming Your Story Part 2: Bringing It All Together With Love *UPDATED*

    (I updated this episode to add important pieces I wanted to share and bring everything together in a loving way!)

    Today on the podcast, we will continue our exploration of reclaiming our story. We will continue with the themes from last week and add to them. There will also be some lessons I've learned along the way, techniques I've found helpful over the years, and some considerations for you! 

    Most of all, I'm hoping that what I share can be helpful to you and remind you that you're not alone. Although we have unique stories, of course, you are never alone. 

    Topics covered: 

    - More personal stories (thank you for listening!)

    - Normalising feeling feelings

    - Breaking free from roles assigned to you

    - Boundaries

    - Handling criticism and judgment of others

    - Developing a true belief in who you are and not what you've been told you are

    - Finding your voice and telling you story

    - The pain behind the pain caused

    - More self-acceptance and self compassion

    - Forgiveness 

    - Letting go

    - Building the life of your dreams



    Happy listening! 



    G 🌸

    To connect with me:

    Free Anxiety & Boundaries ebook

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    Book an appointment

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    • 54 min
    141. Reclaiming Your Story Part 1: Your Life, Your Truth *UPDATED*

    141. Reclaiming Your Story Part 1: Your Life, Your Truth *UPDATED*

    Hi everyone! 

    (I updated this episode to add important pieces I wanted to share and bring everything together in a loving way!)

    Today on the podcast, I will be getting vulnerable with you. You guys are amazing and so many of you reach out to me and share your stories. You also ask me questions and we have nice chats. In honour of reclaiming our story and being vulnerable, I will be sharing a few stories of my own with you. 

    I want this space to be one of acceptance, safety, support, and love. This is a big deal for me, honestly, and I was very nervous, so hank you for holding space for me! 



    Topics covered: 

    - Personal stories of mine

    - Feelings and dynamics throughout the years

    - Doing the work 

    - Courage to be vulnerable 

    - Radical self-acceptance

    - Setting boundaries

    - Making big decision about your relationships

    - Forgiveness

    - Repairing and healing

    - Reclaiming your story

    - Choosing yourself

    - Living a life of freedom and love



    Happy listening! 



    G 🌸

    To connect with me:

    Free Anxiety & Boundaries ebook

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    • 54 min
    143. Healing Trauma in Relationships

    143. Healing Trauma in Relationships

    Today on the podcast, we will mainly be comparing and contrasting unhealthy and healthy dynamics. We'll look at examples, explore different contexts, and I'll offer some considerations. 

    The goal here is to shine some light on more challenging relationships and then turn our attention to what is possible in relationships. Moreover, we can learn to figure out what we can do to have these healthy relationships. 

    Topics covered: 

    - Unhealthy behaviours

    - Examples of toxic dynamics (jealousy/competition, narcissistic tendencies, and more)

    - Reasons it may be hard to make sense of them

    - Where our responsibility begins and ends

    - The flip side in relationships (healthy relationships)

    - The importance of feeling our feelings 

    - Learning what to do with our thoughts and emotions

    - Being mindful of our sensitivities and those of our loved ones in our relationships

    - Tips for building healthy relationships

    - Choosing to love ourselves (even when we may disappoint someone else)

    and some more...



    Happy listening! 



    G 🌸

    To connect with me:

    Free Anxiety & Boundaries ebook

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    Book an appointment

    Website


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    140. Responsibility in Relationships: Boundaries, Conflict Resolution, and Finding Balance

    140. Responsibility in Relationships: Boundaries, Conflict Resolution, and Finding Balance

    Today on the show, we will be discussing why it's important to take responsibility in our relationships, as well as why it's important to let other take responsibility for their own actions. 



    We'll discuss: 

    - The role of defence mechanisms and how they affect our relationships

    - Being compassionate and understanding of our own stories + the stories of others

    - Realising that understanding does not mean making excuses

    - When and how to set boundaries

    - When and how to take responsibility

    - Handling conflict resolution with loved ones

    - Navigating challenging dynamics

    - Finding balance in boundaries, compassion, and responsibility

    - Final hopeful notes 



    Happy listening!

    With love,

    G 🌸

    To connect with me:

    Free Anxiety & Boundaries ebook

    Contact me

    Book an appointment

    Website


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    • 1 hr
    139. Defense Mechanisms & Compassion

    139. Defense Mechanisms & Compassion

    Today on the podcast we will unpacking what defense mechanisms are, how they can be displayed, and why. We'll look at some examples and explore how to apply compassion to this.

    We will move through feelings of shame, embarrassment, and guilt using the practice of compassion. Then, we'll see how we can practice this with loved ones.

    For the second half of the show, we will talk about more difficult dynamics and challenging personalities. In this portion, we will distinguish between things being done "to us" vs. people doing things "for themselves". This is a really important part of understanding the dynamic, defense mechanisms, and allowing space for compassion. 

    At the end, we will take a quick look at the role boundaries play in all of this. 

    Lastly, I would like to leave you with a note:

    Be yourself proudly and unapologetically. You don't have to let other people define who you are or what you think of yourself. You don't need to dim your light because someone else is intimidated. You don't have to shine less bright because someone else feels you stole it form them. There is enough light for everyone.



    Happy listening!

    With love,

    G 🌸

    To connect with me:

    Free Anxiety & Boundaries ebook

    Contact me

    Book an appointment

    Website


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    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

chrisbud14 ,

Podcast changed my life

I’ve recently been going through many traumatic life experiences, many to do with relationships as well as important life decisions. And although this podcast is not a replacement to therapy, it has changed my behavior and overall way of thinking for the better tenfold. I have recommended to many of my friends and they have told me the same. Genevieve is indeed very knowledgeable and I love her passionate way of speaking to us in the way she does.

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Great Podcast✨✨

I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for creating such an impactful podcast! I believe that we all have a voice that deserves to be heard. Thank you for putting this into the world! BE UNBROKEN! @MichaelUnbroken

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