Inspiration to birth our self brave with every moment in our life so that we can walk towards our awakening. Interviews experts, professionals, and insightful beings to motivate us. This podcast is for those who are in need to birth themselves brave on their own and supporting others on their self-development journey.
“Pain is not wrong. Reacting to pain as wrong initiates the trance of unworthiness. The moment we believe something is wrong, our world shrinks and we lose ourselves in the effort to combat the pain.” ~Tara Brach
‘Celebrate Creative Calm’ is about using the power of writing to birth yourself brave and navigate through the ebbs and flows of life. It has been over year since the first lockdown in the UK and personally I’ve used this time to cultivate my creative side and have the pleasure of sharing my ‘Fertile Emotional Wellbeing’ course to give you confidence and knowledge to empower your clients to create a fertile optimum state. There is a Free Masterclass on ‘How to Flourish in your Fertility Business and Cultivate a Thriving Mindset’ which you can access on https://bit.ly/3cKmTmE. If you are interested in joining the course you can purchase it on https://artyamarisa.com/fertile-emotional-wellbeing or feel free to email Arty at email@example.com for any further questions
This is an invitation that I’m extending to all the listeners to celebrate creative calm by exploring the gift of writing. I’ve interviewed, teacher, write poet Jo Bell who shares with us about her workshops, self compassion and some simple effective tips to start writing now. There is an abundance of research presented by Dr Kristen Neff and James Pennebaker which highlights the self soothing benefits of self compassion and writing to improve immunity. To tune into Jo’s free weekly letters check out https://writetothrive.substack.com/ and her course starting on the 20th April link here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-to-thrive-tickets-148450101249. Do follow her on Instagram as well where she shares writing prompts - https://www.instagram.com/writeandthrive
Do take some time out to listen to this so that it can give yourself the gift of writing to celebrate creative calm. To access other visualisations and inspirational ebooks on your fertility and self-improvement journey don’t forget to access my free resources and gifts on - https://artyamarisa.com/resources.
‘Turning point’ is about being able to birth yourself brave after the diagnosis of cervical cancer. Mary-Jane Sharrat. EFT trainer and practitioner and homeopath shares with us how her diagnosis in 2011 changed her life, the connections she made from it and how it was related to her early life experiences. The overall feeling in this interview highlights how MJ sought inner healing which turned her life from a banker to transform other peoples’ life through her offerings. To find out more about Mary-Jane Sharrat’s sessions, courses and videos, visit - www.eft-practitioner.com; www.facebook.com/trainineft ; https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCASfaM_zM8LYFld8CyCAHCQ.
Towards the end of the episode, I’ve shared a heart and womb connection visualisation. Do take some time out to listen to this so that it can empower you to tune into your inner wisdom of creativity and nurture your feminine side. To access other visualisations and inspirational ebooks on your fertility and self-improvement journey don’t forget to access my free resources and gifts on - https://artyamarisa.com/resources.
“Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.” ~ J.K. Rowling
In this episode, “Drop the Anchor” I share a simple technique to be present with the physical pain, emotional turmoil and mental torment. March is the month of Ovarian Cancer and Endometriosis awareness and one of the symptoms is pain so it is appropriate to offer tool which will not numb the pain rather be a source of solace during the storms of our life.
“Inviting our thoughts and feelings into awareness allows us to learn from them rather than be driven by them.” ~ Daniel J. Siegel
I also have an ebook and audio explaining this technique further. Feel free to access this by registering for my free bouquet of gifts here - https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/e1c1o5 .
“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” ~ Oprah Winfrey
“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure." ~Anonymous
In this episode, “Gone too soon’ I speak about how to cope with the loss, specially the loss a loved one, different theories of grief and author and Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner Lesley Cooke shares with us some Bach Flower Remedies to help us ride the waves of grief. To find out more about Lesley’s book do email her on firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve been inspired in the preparation of this podcast and launched a series of audios / meditation and mindfulness practices alongside a workbook called ‘Permission to Grieve’. If this resonates with you then to tune into https://artyamarisa.com/product/permission-to-grieve/
"You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair."
Old Chinese proverb
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ~ Dalai Lama
In this introduction of series 3,give yourself permission to envelop yourself in compassion. I talk about how to transform compassion into courage to sit with our discomfort, how compassion helps changes our neural network by calming the fight flight response in our brains within the amygdala and we finish with a smoothing love and kindness practice.
To find out more about my Clear Mind, Confident Body Group Online sessions tune in here and for my one to one sessions for Clarity, Courage and Confident Programs tune in here.
“Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.” ~Dalai lama
This episode titled “Heal Your Birth, Heal Your Life” is an interview with Sharon King – Author of 'Heal Your Birth, Heal Your Life' – Birth Educator and Spiritual Awakener. This is a transformational episode where Sharon shares how she birther herself brave with Magical New Beginnings. We speak about her life changing book ‘Heal Your Birth, Heal Your life’ which is available on amazon on the link here - https://amzn.to/3j2sUOa. Our conversation leads to how generational trauma affects us and her current work. To tune into her offerings visit - https://www.magicalnewbeginnings.com.
To book a Birth Reimprinting session to Heal your birth, Heal your Life, with me feel free to contact me email@example.com .
🎤This episode titled “Wisdom of being Visible” is an interview Sarah Lynn from Simple Online Solutions. We spoke about how Sarah birthed herself brave in becoming a therapist to support her daughter with her migraines. Reflexology amongst Emotional Freedom Technique and Bach Flower Remedies are main passions. She now is flourishing in her business of creating websites for women in business who aren’t friends with Technology. To find out more about her work, please visit https://simpleonlinesolutions.co.uk. We finished talking about how important it is to be visible to be able to share with others. Also, it is important for others to ask for help, we all cannot do everything ourselves and there is so much support available if we realise we need it and reach out.
👩💻Sarah is wonderful, genuine and kind being. With her therapeutic background she gently highlights your skills so you can answer the problems your clients are experiencing so you can serve with abundance. We finished of talking about Emotional Freedom Technique which she is now offering as tapalongs in the Love Reflexology Facebook Group alongside her website knowledge. Come and join and tune in the wisdom of being visible.
This episode titled “Riding the wave of Success” is an interview with Sejual Shah – Executive coach and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) trainer where we talk about Sejual’s journey of transformation. She shares with so much honestly and integrity her career change from being a Barrister and her personal life to where she is today in her natural state of being empowering a multitude of individauls. We spoke about her wonderful Business Energetics course which is open to everyone who wants to develop within their work and to expand. To find more click here, https://www.healthyinmind.com/events. Sejual shared three fantastic tools for others to birth themselves brave in their life by developing the mindset of ease, finding others to uncover your blindspots and share what you have composted. To further tune into the value of ease, do listen into Sejual’s podcast - https://www.spiritual-executive.com/2020/09/04/whats-the-value-of-ease
This episode titled “The real true grit of being brave” is an interview with Maggie Evans, retired nurse, and midwife, and Complementary Therapist specialising in Bach Flower Remedies and trainer. She is one of the first mentors I came across when I was introduced to the Bach Flowers and I’ll be forever grateful to her. Her gentleness, wisdom, tolerance, and integrity shine through. Maggie starts talking about how she into midwifery and her experiences as a young midwife. She shares with us two life-changing experiences and how she birthed herself brave into her career. To find out more about the pregnancy support she offers, visit the link here http://www.bachandnatural.co.uk/about-natural-therapies-for-pregnancy-and-childbirth/. Lastly, she shares some wisdom with us on how we can birth ourselves brave when we go through the challenges of life. Whatever life throughs us, we have the choice to turn it around and embrace the opportunity to become stronger. All is not lost and one can be courageous enough to take the reins in their hands and be realise the real true grit of being brave. Maggie also offers regular courses on the Bach Flowers both face to face (pre and post-COVID) and online at the moment accredited by the Bach Centre. Feel free to contact her for further information on the link here, http://www.bachandnatural.co.uk.
This episode titled “Alchemy of Grief giving rise to the birth of Love Reflexology” is an interview Kelly Hainsworth, Reflexologist, mentor and founder of love reflexology This is a gentle, interactive and compassionate discussion on how to allow the alchemy of grief to take place and lead the way for the birth positive nurturing community. We spoke about how Kelly came across Reflexology after the loss of her brother John. Through reflexology, Kelly rediscovered herself. During her first reflexology session, calmness washed over her, it was like her whole body was having a hug, she felt she released a lot through her tears. After her session, she slept through the night which meant a lot to her and she felt stronger and refreshed. This experience propelled her to become a reflexologist herself and go through the alchemy of grief by giving birth to the blossoming community called Love Reflexology. We spoke about her she can hear still hear brother John even now telling her ‘just do it.’ Kelly managed to navigate through her grief and move forward not to move on after the loss of her brother. To find out more, visit https://www.kellyhainsworth.com/business-support/.
Love Reflexology is an online community where other fellow therapists connect with each other to empower and support each other. Since 2017 it is an inclusive community, where everyone is welcome from any association, there is so much to learn from each other. Currently, during the pandemic, the community is paramount and pivotal for our self-growth. As a profession, we are stronger. Therapists have laughed and cried together, helped each other navigate financial situations, frustrations and downfalls as well as cheer one along with their achievements. There are some lovely ideas to hopefully bring people face to face too in the future. To find out more, visit https://www.lovereflexology.net
Kelly is also an Instagram queen and a mentor as she is a fountain of knowledge and kindness where she shares in abundance ideas to glow and radiate in social media. Social media is a source of support through which you awaken the creativity within yourself. Towards the end of her mentoring, Kelly takes the role of a proud mum, helping others grow in confidence. To find out more, visit https://www.kellyhainsworth.com/instagram-training/
This episode titled “Unlearning what we learn in childhood” is an interview with Vanessa Arrends a Life Coach who specialises to help over achievers jump off the hamster wheel. This is a lively, fun loving episode where we spoke about how Vanessa birthed her self brave as a Business Application Specialist and followed her dream to become an Entrepreneur and blossom as a digital nomad. Her life has done a full circle, she was born in Gran Canaria where she spent most of her teen years and then she moved to Europe to pursue a career and now she is back in Gran Canaria living her aspirations of being able to work from anywhere. We end the conversation with Vanessa sharing three brilliant tips to prevent burnout. To find out more about Vanessa, feel free to contact her on www.vanessaarrends.com.
This episode titled “Courage to face one’s shadow side” is an interview with Lesley Cooke, Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner and Author of two books. This is a lively, interactive and compassionate discussion on how to muster bravery.
We spoke about how painful and difficult it can be to address our shadow side and face our reality. It is easier to blame others rather than shed some light on our own weaknesses and take responsibility to change. However sometimes the only way we can turn to the light is validate what we are feeling and our thoughts to liberate oneself.
Being present is one of the antidotes of anxiety and we discussed the quote by journalist Fi Glover. “It’s that art of living in the moment – a state of mind I find almost impossible to achieve. I’ve never been able to forget the past and not worry about the future. Part of parenting involves trying to predict what comes next and part of being over 50 is having a considerable amount of stuff in the bank of life to look back on, both good and bad. But here, today right now? Well that always seems like the woobly wooden bridge across the canyon – the thing you race over, not allowing your weight to jeopardise your safe passage. “
We finished off speaking about how each of us individually birth ourselves brave. Lesley as well as an author is a poet and has been writing a variety of poems. She shared with us a unifying poem. “Bravery is not the overcoming of fear but the manifestation of love. What is love but understanding? What is understanding but a foundation stone for the world. As building and foundation are one, we are one with the world. One whole. Expressing love through bravery is a way of upholding the universe. Lesley Cooke has written two books ‘Space to Think’ and ‘Turning to the light’ which can be bought directly from Lesley by emailing her on firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Bach Centre on the link here . With wonderful technology you can also buy her eBook on the link here.
This episode titled “Self Less Service” is an interview with Wendy Power Stoten - EFT Practitioner and FAST Founder and Co-ordinator – Frontline assistance for stress and trauma. We talk about the importance of giving to others in a way that is beyond us, it is a calling that we compelled to respond to.
We started by talking about the birth of FAST - Frontline assistance for stress and trauma. It is FREE, one-to-one emotional support for ALL frontline healthcare & emergency workers in the UK impacted by Covid-19. This offer of therapeutic skills, expertise, and time is for those based in the NHS, public, or private sector. The purpose is to help release stress & trauma and share highly effective, yet simple self-help tools that can be used anywhere at any time. To find out more visit - https://www.fasttraumasupport.org.uk
We shared wonderful personal empowering stories of how Wendy discovered Emotional Freedom Technique and how effective it is. It helps with feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, sleep, feelings of anger, isolation just to name a few. Whilst EFT is currently not available through the NHS, FAST is a wonderful source of support for Frontline assistance. Here are some FAQ - https://www.fasttraumasupport.org.uk/faq/
The final part of this podcast is how Wendy birthed herself brave and how FAST is creating new opportunities to be nurtured and to nurture. We often think when we give we have less left for ourselves, however, this interview is definitely an inspiration for others to start the process of less self-service to start enjoying inside out satisfaction and abundance. Whilst FAST is a free service, if you would like to help with the running and admin cost here is the link - ttps://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/frontlineassistance.
This episode titled “Infertility, Courage, and Resilience “is an interview with Sophie-Jane Hardy, Communication Consultant for Creative and Change Makers. We talk about how one stays courageous during a fertility journey, the Fertile Body Method, and how to manage your career whilst planning for a child, pregnancy and motherhood. This is timely released before Fertility Week from 2nd to 5th November 2020.
We spoke about silent transformation that occurs reading the book by Sharon Blackie, “Woman Rose Rooted – Sharon Blackie which is a guide book for our times, for women who are living a calling and wanting to step into leadership. The other areas, we covered were how infertility is a grieving journey, a sliding journey, it is a world of paradox. Cycle awareness and strong boundaries are key. The words ‘just relax’ is not what one wants to hear rather it is empathy one requires to navigate through empathy.
The Fertile Body Method was pivotal in Sophie’s conscious conception. Specifically, solution-focused questioning, surrounding yourself with positivity in the face of challenge and 7-11 breathing to calm and soothe the nervous system and the visualisation/ reframing during the IVF process to imagine the injections are liquid sunshine to fertilise these budding seeds. To find out more about the Fertile Body Method Therapists and visualisation you can visit www.fertilebodymethod.com
Resilience is a muscle and one needs to keep it active. Sophie is inspired by Christine Shuler Deshryver the director of City of Joy (https://cityofjoycongo.org) which is also available as a series to watch on Netflix. Another source of inspiration was the book ‘Lean In Women, Work, and the Will to Lead’ written by Sheryl Sandberg. A fertile journey makes you indomitable where you surrender into breaking and radiance.
To find out more about Sophie visit her on https://www.sophiejanehardy.com.If you have any questions /comments feel free to visit my website on https://artyamarisa.com/ or email me on email@example.com.
This episode is released during Baby Loss Awareness Week 9th to 15th October 2020. So I"m opening this series talking about the transformation on goes through after one of the hardest losses one can experience, the loss of a child. We all navigate through different intensity of losses yet the key is to keep flowing rather than keeping static, that eventually leads you to your designation.
I'm talking about how one can transform a wound into a scar by developing emotional resilience, how we can experience positive overwhelm by reaching out to something bigger than us for social and inner connection and how do we deal with the continuously lows of our life. It is all about giving ourselves the opportunity to 'Birth Yourself Brave'.
There is dedicated webpage I have created where you can access more information on what support there is available for Baby Loss and resources that you can access - https://artyamarisa.com/baby-loss-awareness/
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
If you have any questions feel free to visit my website on www.artyamarisa.com or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
🎤This is the last episode of the series of Fortress of Fortitude and it is all about how to build our fortress of fortitude.
🎓Please don't dispair, I will be continuing with these podcasts and interviewing some fantastic professionals with a wealth of experience.
🎭For now enjoy listening ot my fortress of fortitude to be inspired to build your own. Grab a journal or some pieces of paper so you can write down what are your strengths and the basis of your fortress of fortitude.
Social Connection is vital anytime of our lives specially during the pandemic of COVID 19. A lot of us are having to self isolate, keep social distancing so how can we have this social connection? This is a wonderful episode with Jan Ensum where we both speak about positive social connection being the foundation of the fortress of fortitude. Enjoy and share.
This is wonderful episode where I talk about empathy, sympathy and compassion and what parts of the brains are activated when we feel these. There is a simple short exercise how you can start developing your own self compassionate voice to be gentle and kind to yourself.
Gratitude is a graceful quality that will guide through the ebbs and flows of life. Tune in to listen to how you can incorporate gratitude seamlessly in your life and create your fortress of fortitude.
This second episode of fortress of fortitude is about how we can overcome fear. We talk about what fear is, when it is useful and some techniques to cope with balancing fear when it becomes excessive. We've invited Lesley Cooke, an Author and Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner who briefly talks about some of Bach Flower Remedies for Fear. You can hear her full interview on https://youtu.be/9onRBNuSEMo. This episode is a fusion of stories, poems, tips and theory to help you feel empowered to start adventuring with fear and getting into your fortress of fortitude by being in the present.
In these times of uncertainty, the only thing that is certain is uncertainty itself. So in the first series of this podcast I invite you to create your Fortress of Fortitude to build emotional resilience to navigate through the ebbs and flows of life. This is an introduction to the podcast and episodes. Click on subscribe and share with your family and friends.