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Hopeful Conversations With Vicki Montague

Hopeful Conversations With Vicki Montague

By Vicki Montague
Join Vicki Montague as she talks to inspiring people who have a message of hope to share with the world. At a time when many people feel fearful and hopeless these uplifting conversations will show that there is always a different way to see the situation we find ourselves in. Most of the conversations focus on the journeys that people have taken with their physical and/or mental health.To understand more about what Vicki shares in this podcast sign up to her free 5 day course here...https://freefromlimits.co.uk/how-to-find-inner-peace-5-day-course/
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The Disappearance of Food Intolerances With Karen Stanley
*There is one swear word in this podcast*In this episode I speak to Karen Stanley who went from suddenly reacting to foods and having terrible stomach pains to being able to eat anything and everything she likes.Looking back she can see that see was under a lot of stress but at the time she didn't feel that stress was an issue at all.We explore the mind-body connection, the impact of stress and thinking on the body and those things that are often invisible to us that drive poor health.If you'd like to connect with Karen you can email her at karenstanley1964@gmail.com.If you're listening to this at the beginning of November 2021 you can find out more about my gut health group programme starting on 17th November here, where we'll be discussing the issues in this podcast and more.
35:31
November 08, 2021
The End Of Struggles With Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - My Story
In this episode I'm joined by Sheela Massand as I share my own story of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, food intolerances, headaches and more.Sheela and I are running a live 5 week online course starting on 17th November 2021 where we will be exploring the invisibles of gut health. We therefore thought it would be helpful to share our stories. Sheela shared hers in episode number 5 so it was time for me to share mine.In it I explain how my diagnosis of IBS in my early twenties led to many other symptoms before I saw the driver of my struggles.When I saw the role my thinking was having on my physical health, it changed everything. In understanding how all humans 'work' I saw that I didn't need to try and change my thinking but rather by understanding what it was, everything changed on its own.Now I have a completely different relationship with IBS, I no longer spend hours thinking about food and symptoms and live a life that is free-er and happier with far fewer physical symptoms.To find out more about what I share in this episode join Sheela and I on our 5 week Invisibles Of Gut Health course.  Alternatively sign up for my free 5 day online course to find inner peace or put an end to your parenting struggles with my free parenting webinar recording.
37:38
October 18, 2021
Finding Peace With Loss of Sight (Retinitis Pigmentosa) with Clare Assante
Upon having a routine eye test Clare was told there was something wrong that needed to be checked at the hospital. After an appointment with an eye specialist she was told she had retinitis pigmentosa, a rare genetic eye condition that leads to loss of vision.As a hairdresser this was particularly challenging news but Clare has remained calm and pragmatic about the whole diagnosis.Clare talks with great clarity about the condition and her story is inspiring to anyone experiencing health challenges.If you'd like to find out more about Clare please visit her website https://blindsidedbythought.com/​If you'd like to find out more about what I share on this podcast and at Free From Limits then visit my website and join my free 5 day online course exploring where to find inner peace..https://freefromlimits.co.uk/how-to-f...​Alternatively join my 6 week course where I and five other coaches share our experiences of finding peace with whatever life brings..https://atpeace.gr8.com/
36:28
May 24, 2021
At Peace With Chronic Pain (Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome) - Sally Coombs
Sally was diagnosed with Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), a neurological disorder that causes extreme pain (described as greater than childbirth), brain fog and hyper-sensitivity.At her worst point she was unable to walk and used a wheelchair. She struggled to clothe herself, work or meet people. She couldn't see any way out of the condition and felt completely hopeless.After completing a course on health anxiety, based on the Three Principles understanding, Sally's condition has improved.She shares her journey to finding peace with the condition.If you'd like to find out more about what I share on this podcast and at Free From Limits then visit my website and join my free 5 day online course exploring where to find inner peace..https://freefromlimits.co.uk/how-to-f...​Alternatively join my 6 week course where I and five other coaches share our experiences of finding peace with whatever life brings..https://atpeace.gr8.com/
45:07
May 17, 2021
Overcoming Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CSF) With John El Mokadem
In this episode John shares his journey with chronic fatigue syndrome.  He went from spending three months in hospital, 'shadow walking' to avoid sunlight and extreme fatigue, to living a full and fulfilling life.What he shares has profound implications for any chronic, long-term condition.If you'd like to know more about John and the work he does please visit his website https://www.johnelmokadem.com/​If you'd like to find out more about what I share on this podcast and at Free From Limits then visit my website and join my free 5 day online course exploring where to find inner peace..https://freefromlimits.co.uk/how-to-f...​Alternatively join my 6 week course where I and five other coaches share our experiences of finding peace with whatever life brings..https://atpeace.gr8.com/
01:01:32
May 10, 2021
The Disappearance of Severe Asthma with Collette Dennis
May contain occasional swearing.Collette was diagnosed with asthma at the age of 2 and in her teens, after actually stopping breathing, was diagnosed with severe asthma. She was given a multitude of inhalers to take and was told she would need to take them for the rest of her life.At the age of 40 an innocent comment from her husband changed everything.Now she lives with no asthma and no inhalers and points to the inner wisdom, or common sense that we all have within us.If you have asthma listen to this conversation with an open mind and be willing to explore your own situation with curiosity.We are not doctors and suggest you discuss your asthma treatment with a trained professional before changing any medication.To find out more about Collette visit her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NewU2Day-110456030771443.If you'd like to find out more about what I share on this podcast and at Free From Limits then visit my website and join my free 5 day online course exploring where to find inner peace..https://freefromlimits.co.uk/how-to-find-inner-peace-5-day-course/Alternatively join my 6 week course where I and five other coaches share our experiences of finding peace with whatever life brings..https://atpeace.gr8.com/
39:53
May 03, 2021
Parenting With Ivana Culham
This episode my contain occasional swearing.Ivana describes struggling to cope after the birth of her twin boys. She hid how much she was suffering until one day she couldn't cope any more. She had no physical energy and was offered anti-depressants to help.After deciding that anti-depressants were not for her she sought alternative ways to deal with her experience. She came across a friend who was sharing what he knew about the Three Principles and she started to attend meetings to find out more.What she started to see was that she wasn't broken and never had been.To find out more about Ivana visit her website https://ivanaculham.comIf you'd like to find out more about what I share on this podcast and at Free From Limits then visit my website and join my free 5 day online course exploring where to find inner peace..https://freefromlimits.co.uk/how-to-find-inner-peace-5-day-course/Alternatively join my 6 week course where I and five other coaches share our experiences of finding peace with whatever life brings..https://atpeace.gr8.com/
51:38
April 26, 2021
Insomnia, Hot Flushes & Anxiety with Julie Cluley
May contain some occasional swearing.When I met Julie two years ago she was experiencing insomnia, heavy bleeding, hot flushes and anxiety. She put the symptoms down to peri-menopause given her age.Now she sees the perfection in her body. Rather than seeing her symptoms as something to get rid of, she sees them as a message to slow down and listen to the messages life is giving her.Julie specialises in helping 'naughty' dogs and their owners. In this conversation she shares how we are all guided by an intuition or wisdom in life and that when we follow it we see remarkable results.If you'd like to find out more about Julie and how you can work with her visit her website https://juliehelpsyouhelpyourdog.co.uk/If you'd like to find out more about what I share on this podcast and at Free From Limits then visit my website and join my free 5 day online course exploring where to find inner peace..https://freefromlimits.co.uk/how-to-find-inner-peace-5-day-course/
40:01
April 19, 2021
Bulimia & Weight Struggles with Kathryn Bonney
May contain occasional swearing.Kathryn describes having issues with weight from the age of 12 or 13 which progressed into bulimia and many years of yo-yo weight gain and loss. She describes her weight as being the one thing that she always thought about.In this conversation we explore what she currently sees about her weight. The struggle has gone and been replaced with a deep understanding of where peace resides. And from that settled space she explains how she intuitively knows what to eat and when, and how to move her body in a way that works for her.If you struggle jumping from one diet to the next then take a listen to hear how you can have an entirely different experience.Find out more about Kathryn and how you can work with her at https://kathrynbonneycoaching.com/​If you'd like to find out more about what I share on this podcast and at Free From Limits then visit my website and join my free 5 day online course exploring where to find inner peace..https://freefromlimits.co.uk/how-to-f...​Alternatively join my 6 week course where I and five other coaches (including Kathryn) share our experiences of finding peace with whatever life brings..https://atpeace.gr8.com/
44:42
April 05, 2021
The 'Disappearance' of Autoimmune Conditions With Jan Harte
Caution: May contain swearing.Jan was diagnosed with her first autoimmune condition, Graves disease and then fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis followed. When she was told that she would have to give herself daily injections after the third diagnosis she knew something had to change.In this heartfelt conversation Jan shares what she came to see about the role her busy thinking was having on her physical health.Now she doesn't consider herself to have the conditions she was diagnosed with and only takes one type of medication.If you have autoimmune conditions that you feel will be with you forever, take a listen to hear how your experience doesn't have to be fixed.Jan now works with people to help them free themselves from stress, anxiety and burnout. If you want to find out more about her and how you can work with her visit her website: https://www.reconnectwithharte.com/​If you'd like to find out more about what I share at Free From Limits then visit my website and join my free 5 day online course exploring where to find inner peace..https://freefromlimits.co.uk/how-to-f...​Alternatively join my 6 week course where I and five other coaches (including Jan) share our experiences of finding peace with whatever life brings..https://atpeace.gr8.com/​
45:18
March 29, 2021
A Different Journey of Bipolar Disorder With Tina Gibbons
Caution: May contain swearing.Tina talks of her journey to a likely diagnosis of bipolar disorder and her dissatisfaction of that definition of her symptoms.After being dismissed by her psychiatrist that there was anything else for her to do other than take the medication she decided to find her own solutions.She now lives without medication following her inner wisdom to guide her.If you'd like to find out more about Tina and how you can work with her visit https://www.tinagibbons.co.uk​ or join her Facebook group Blossom Into Fullness here...https://www.facebook.com/groups/bloss...​.If you'd like to find out more about what I share at Free From Limits then visit my website and join my free 5 day online course exploring where to find inner peace..https://freefromlimits.co.uk/how-to-f...​Alternatively join my 6 week course where I and five other coaches share our experiences of finding peace with whatever life brings..https://atpeace.gr8.com/
45:11
March 22, 2021
Emetophobia (Fear Of Vomit) With Nikki Davison
Caution: May contain swearing.Nikki describes being afraid of vomit from a young age. She recalls sitting up in bed as a child hoping that gravity would work to stop her being sick.The fear worsened with the birth of her children. She was unable to care for them when they were ill and she started to avoid any situations where she would have to eat anything but food she had prepared.Now her experience is very different. Listen to hear what Nikki now understands that has changed everything for her.To find out more about Nikki and how you can work with her visit her website https://amindplace.co.uk/​.If you'd like to find out more about what I share at Free From Limits then visit my website and join my free 5 day online course exploring where to find inner peace..https://freefromlimits.co.uk/how-to-f...​Alternatively join my 6 week course where I and five other coaches (including Nikki) share our experiences of finding peace with whatever life brings..https://atpeace.gr8.com/
38:34
March 15, 2021
Psychosis, Depression & Mental Illness With Kate Seren
Caution: May contain swearing.Kate had her first psychotic episode at the age of 11. Following that she had multiple mental health diagnoses and in 2010 found herself unable to move from her chair, communicate or participate in life.After a new psychiatrist removed one of her four medications in 2014 she found a glint of light as her ability to communicate returned.After listening to non-duality teachings and seeking help from various alternative health practitioners she regained her wellbeing.Now she is medication free and shares her story with me to help others see that a diagnosis is not fixed. Even one of severe mental illness.If you'd like to find out more about Kate and how you can work with her then visit her website https://www.anthousai.co.uk/​If you'd like to find out more about what I share at Free From Limits then visit my website and join my free 5 day online course exploring where to find inner peace..https://freefromlimits.co.uk/how-to-find-inner-peace-5-day-course/​Alternatively join my 6 week course where I and five other coaches share our experiences of finding peace with whatever life brings..https://atpeace.gr8.com/
41:39
March 08, 2021
A Different Experience Of Migraines With Nicola Bird
Caution: May contain swearing.Since the age of 14 Nicola had experienced migraines and at one point during a particularly severe attack while pregnant with her first daughter she thought she was having a stroke.After coming across the Three Principles understanding her experience of migraines changed until now she can't remember the last time she had one.In this enlightening conversation Nicola shares how understanding how her mind works has allowed her to navigate her experience more gracefully.From seeing that she didn't have to constantly think about how she would deal with the next one to seeing the role thought played in her experience when they came.Whether you suffer with migraines or whether you believe you need to think about everything in order to cope with life you'll get a lot from this episode.To find out more about Nicola visit her website https://alittlepeaceofmind.co.uk​.If you'd like to find out more about what I share at Free From Limits then visit my website and join my free 5 day online course exploring where to find inner peace..https://freefromlimits.co.uk/how-to-f...​SHOW LESS
50:25
March 01, 2021
An Alternative Approach To Health With Ian Watson
Caution: May contain swearing.Join Vicki Montague (Free From Limits) as she talks to Ian Watson (The Insight Space) about his 'alternative' journey with health.In the conversation Ian shares how he hasn't seen a doctor for 43 years and how he has come to trust his 'inner guide' to show him the way.What started as a keen interest in homeopathy led to setting up a homeopathic college but there was always something missing until he came across the Three Principles.In this episode you'll see that we all have innate knowing within us that can guide us. And the more we become aware of this the easier life is to navigate.If you'd like to know more about Ian or would like to work with him visit his website https://www.theinsightspace.com/​. If you'd like to find out more about what I share on this podcast and at Free From Limits then visit my website and join my free 5 day online course exploring where to find inner peace..https://freefromlimits.co.uk/how-to-f...​SHOW LESS
45:01
February 22, 2021
Overcoming Addictions With Jason Shiers
Caution: May contain swearing.At a young age Jason lost his father and he describes how he also lost his mother who immersed herself in work as a way to cope.What proceeded were years of finding ways to cope which involved an unhealthy relationship with food and then drugs.In this conversation Jason shares his emotional experience of searching for ways to be fixed until he had the insight that he was whole and always had been.If you'd like to find out more about Jason visit his website https://www.wideworldcoaching.com/​If you'd like to know more about his new addiction treatment programme visit https://www.infiniterecovery.co.uk/​If you'd like to know more about what I share at Free From Limits then join my free 5 day course, Finding Inner Peace...https://freefromlimits.co.uk/how-to-f...​
51:30
February 15, 2021
Listening To The Body With Rachel Singleton
Caution: May contain swearing.Rachel has been on her own journey with ulcerative colitis that has led her to train in homeopathy and then to develop her own range of flower essences.In this beautiful conversation she shares how she realised that the best medicine always came from within.If you struggle with physical or mental health issues then listen as Rachel points you to the end of your struggles in the simplest of ways. No set diets, exercise routes, meditations or mantras. If you'd like to find out more about Rachel and how you can work with her visit https://www.rachelsingleton.com/​.If you're interested in her flower essences visit https://www.lightbe.co.uk/​.If you'd like to find out more about what I share at Free From Limits and on the podcast then visit my website and join my free 5 day online course exploring where to find inner peace..https://freefromlimits.co.uk/how-to-f...​Alternatively join my 6 week course where I and five other coaches share our experiences of finding peace with whatever life brings..https://atpeace.gr8.com/
51:33
February 08, 2021
A Different Approach To Physical Health Conditions With Sheela Masand
Caution: May contain swearing.Vicki Montague (Free From Limits) and Sheela Masand as they discuss those physical health conditions that elude diagnosis but leave you feeling terrible.Sheela was diagnosed with her first autoimmune condition at the age of 16 and others have followed.Hear her talk about a different approach to them. How listening to the wisdom of the body can lead to physical relief and a feeling of peace. And how searching for a solution and following others' advice can lead to frustration and suffering.We've both experienced the search for solutions and now see a different approach that is liberating and full of hope.If you'd like to know more about Sheela and how you can work with her visit her website https://sheelamasand.com/.If you'd like to find out more about what I share at Free From Limits then visit my website and join my free 5 day online course exploring where to find inner peace..
45:50
February 01, 2021
Life Threatening Allergies, Eczema & Topical Steroid Withdrawal With Ruth Holroyd
Caution: May contain swearing.Join Vicki Montague (Free From Limits) as she chats to Ruth Holroyd (What Allergy?) about her experience of life threatening allergies, eczema and topical steroid withdrawal. Ruth has experienced eczema all her life and was diagnosed with a severe nut allergy as a child. However, it was only in her thirties that she was diagnosed with a severe milk allergy too.Following some severe anaphylactic responses and a worsening of her eczema she decided to stop using topical steroids two years ago.The consequence was extreme topical steroid withdrawal and Ruth speaks candidly about her struggles. All the while maintaining a connection to her inner wisdom that guided her, and continues to guide her, through the experience.Find out more about Ruth and how to work with her at https://whatallergy.com/ where you can also buy her book The Reluctant Allergy Expert.You can also follow her on social media as whatallergy.If people want to know more about Topical Steroid Withdrawal they can find out more from the following websites:https://www.itsan.org/ - a charity to support people going through Topical Steroid withdrawalScratch That – Topical Steroid Withdrawal awareness campaign & communityRuth got CBT counselling through Oxford Healthy Minds Healthy Minds Bucks (IAPT) | Working together to improve wellbeingHealthy Minds Bucks (IAPT) (oxfordhealth.nhs.uk)https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/healt...Mind – will help those who struggle to pay to work out a fee they can afford - https://www.mind.org.uk/If you'd like to find out more about what I share at Free From Limits then visit my website and join my free 5 day online course exploring where to find inner peace..https://freefromlimits.co.uk/how-to-f...
34:23
January 25, 2021
A Different Experience of Midlife With Dawn Robinson
Caution: May contain swearing.Join Vicki Montague (Free From Limits) & Dawn Robinson (The Flourishing Midlife) as they discuss how the experiences of midlife needn't be challenging.Dawn describes herself as an over-thinker that became more intense and problematic as she approached her late 40's.Then she had an insight that changed everything, meaning that even hot flushes and migraines have no impact on her.Listen to her story and find out more about her at https://theflourishingmidlife.com.Buy her book Ditch Your Midlife Stress From The Inside Out...https://theflourishingmidlife.com/shopOr follow her on social media as the flourishing midlife.If you'd like to find out more about what I share at Free From Limits then visit my website and join my free 5 day online course exploring where to find inner peace...https://freefromlimits.co.uk/how-to-find-inner-peace-5-day-course/
38:08
January 18, 2021
Finding Peace With Infertility With Laura White
Caution: May contain swearing.Join Vicki Montague (Free From Limits) and Laura White (Laura White Coach) as they discuss a journey of infertility, anxiety, panic attacks and agoraphobia.Laura was 32 when she had her first miscarriage and many rounds of IVF left her without children or a partner.Now she talks openly about her journey to finding peace with her situation.To find out more about Laura and how you can work with her visit her website...https://www.laurawhitecoach.co.uk/If you'd like to find out more about what I share at Free From Limits then visit my website and join my free 5 day online course exploring where to find inner peace..https://freefromlimits.co.uk/how-to-f...Alternatively join my 6 week course where I and five other coaches including Laura share our experiences of finding peace with whatever life brings..https://atpeace.gr8.com/. Closing date for joining is Thursday 14th January 2020.
39:19
January 11, 2021
Changing How We Talk About Cancer With Sarah Tyers
Caution: May contain swearing.Sarah Tyers was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma at the age of 32. She had a 6 week old daughter at the time. It came back before her daughter was one and a year later it was widespread and in her brain. After becoming suicidal she reached out for help to understand herself better. What she saw has changed her experience of cancer and she shares her hopeful insights in this beautiful conversation.To find out more about Sarah visit https://proudstore.co.uk.There you'll find ways to work with her and her range of clothing designed to invite people to have a different conversation about cancer.If you'd like to find out more about what I share at Free From Limits then visit my website and join my free 5 day online course exploring where to find inner peace..https://freefromlimits.co.uk/how-to-f...Alternatively join my 6 week course where I and five other coaches share our experiences of finding peace with whatever life brings..https://atpeace.gr8.com/. The closing date for signing up is Thursday 14th January 2020.
46:49
January 06, 2021