Rima Danielle Jomaa, a licensed psychotherapist, yoga teacher & vegan advocate, living in the beautiful jungle of Costa Rica takes you on a journey through various topics in life. Season 3: Mental Clarity - Rima focuses on all things mental health - balance, family roles, shame, guilt, relationships and love, addiction, depression... no stone goes unturned!
Accepting the Post-Pandemic Reality & Psychotherapy Tools to Adapt | Rima Danielle Jomaa | Mental Clarity
As a psychotherapist, Rima has a unique perspective of anxieties & fears being triggered by the global Pandemic. We cover: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs & getting bumped down as a society; ideas & practical tools that help Rima & her clients; ego death & awareness; what balance & self-care mean now; being our own healers; why living in the moment & following our intuition is important; adapting/being mentally prepared for big changes; addressing expectations, stories, delusions & accepting a new post-pandem
Busting the Myth that Productivity Equals Happiness: Why You Should Do Less | Rima Danielle Jomaa | Mental Clarity
A lot is changing rapidly in the world as we are being forced to slow down globally. This episode was recorded 02/12/20, before quarantines forced us to slow down anyway in the West, but this content is even more applicable now as we have more time & space to explore our habits & “typical pace” of life. We are sold from a young age: the more you do, create, produce, the more you’re worth & the happier you’ll be. Rima has found the opposite to be true & shares her personal story of going at lightning
Stop Shaming Women for Not Wanting Kids | Rima Danielle Jomaa | Mental Clarity
Rima’s life as a childless 30-something woman is a provocation for many people & a normal topic of conversation. Convinced that other childless women experience the same, this episode looks at why we should stop shaming women for not wanting children, the true confessions of many clients who admit to wishing they never had kids & why this shame can be very triggering for some women. She examines the roles of tradition, culture, religion, patriarchy & the idea of “nature” in why women are coaxed to hav
Vintage Etiquette: Adapting Age-Old Advice to Modern Technological Times | Rima Danielle Jomaa | Mental Clarity
They say that it’s best to refrain from blasting your politics & religion at parties to avoid offending people & to get along with everyone. But nowadays, when we have every acquaintance we’ve ever met at our fingertips, it’s easy to blur the line, overshare & not consider the real-world ramifications. Rima has examined this tendency in her life & the lives of her clients, & she opens the conversation up of where to draw boundaries & how to understand the impact of our on-line habits. Many people she’s talked to have been alienated from friends & family because of their beliefs, leading to detrimental outcomes of divided communities in a time where we direly need to come together. We examine: how what we share can divide families & friends apart; our communication styles; how to adapt advice from previous generations to our non-stop technological advances; how to decide who we want to be on-line & in our relationships.
Ayahuasca: Cultural Evolution versus Appropriation | Rima Danielle Jomaa | Mental Clarity
Rima & Russell examine the dilemma of using plant medicines in the west while not engaging in cultural appropriation. You’ll hear: a definition of ayahuasca, what it’s used for, and where it comes from; what the term ‘shaman’ means & what it signifies now; what a ceremony might look like & what the role of the leader/facilitator is; what integration means & why it’s important for ayahuasca participants from the west; a discussion about how Westerners can engage with the medicine without engaging i
8 Ways to Manage Anxiety Through Yoga, Breath & Movement | Rima Danielle Jomaa | Mental Clarity
Rima, a licensed psychotherapist, discusses why movement is so important for mental health and how yoga helps to manage anxiety. Most adults don’t breathe properly and many people also aren’t moving enough. People who are depressed or anxious tend to spend too much indoors and hunched over a computer screen. All of these factors can cause our body to tighten and cause us to hold on the tension and stress that we don’t need. Movement helps to circulate and then release the stagnant, anxious energy that
Moving Beyond Shame
Rima, thank you so much for considering my request and covering the topic of Shame in your most recent episode (303). I really appreciated the structure and flow of this episode, starting with defining Shame, the subjective experience of shame, and then lastly, how we can move beyond Shame (with a capital S).
I really resonated with this idea that we're often unable to recognize Shame as one part of us, and instead internalize the Shame and allow it to define the 'whole' of us. I've been exploring Shame in my own individual therapy, creating awareness of where it lives in my body, uncovering the origin of the Shame, and lovingly cultivating compassion for that part.
I've also noticed, and you touched on this briefly, the ways that untreated and unconscious shame can trigger self-destructive behavior, that we, in turn, shame ourselves for later. It becomes this vicious cycle and perpetuates this never ending chain of Shame!! This episode helped me gain a better understanding of the Shaming process, how to recognize Shame in the present moment and how to cultivate compassion so I don't continue to hurt myself!
Thank you Rima. I'm loving this Mental Clarity season! <3
Love your content but Podcast recording is hard
I really loved all the wisdom and perspectives you provide in your podcast. However there was this shrill ringing in the background of the ayahuasca podcast in that made it so hard to listen to. (I’m one of those people that is obnoxiously sensitive to sounds like hearing people eat 😂) I want to listen to so many more of your episodes and I totally understand how difficult it is to create an environment fit for podcasting but just thought I’d to bring it to your attention. Keep doing what you do though!!! You are a beautiful soul!
I've know Rima for years and I was recently a guest on her podcast and all I can say is that I really love what she is doing with her platform. Keep it up!