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By Kieran Hedley
Kieran takes both a science and spiritual focus on mental health. As a student of Medical Neuroscience at Duke University, a student of a Dharma Monk, and a student of many successful mentors in the western world, Kieran has moved through his own anxiety and depression. This podcast is dedicated to breaking down how this is possible through his own teachings, as well as fascinating interviews with deeply experienced professionals of their fields from all backgrounds.

Join us every Monday 9am (NZT) to upgrade your own understanding around mental health, wellbeing and human performance.
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The Neuroscience of Compassion, Mindfulness, and Mental Health w. Jodie Bell
Jodie Bell has her honours in Psychology and is well on her way to a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience. She shares her findings on how compassion practices and meditation practices can benefit those that struggle with mental health, as well as their tie in with helping those that suffer from Dementia and Alzheimer's disease. We also touch on practical steps someone can take to improve their meditation practice and to improve their overall cognitive ability to process difficult thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Jodie has shared with me the links to the research she touches on in the podcast. You may head to the links below. Follow Jodie here Instagram @jodie_nicole_bell Auckland University's Website https://www.auckland.ac.nz -- Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for more incredible people to come on and share their stories, experience, and expertise! Please remember to leave a review, as it helps me to reach others that struggle. This is completely free, my only ask is that you share it with those you feel it will help. Follow us on Instagram @thepocketcoach and follow Kieran for more content on healing @coachkezza. Send me a message and tell me what you want me to talk about next, and who you would like me to interview next. Head to www.healingwithkez.com for free tools, a free scientific mental health e-book, and to look into the mental health program that I offer. If you're in New Zealand and you're looking for a free community for support, head to the Thrive Organisation on Facebook to join us. May you find all of the peace and happiness that you have available to you. With love, Kez. -- References Kral, T. R. A., Schuyler, B. S., Mumford, J. A., Rosenkranz, M. A., Lutz, A., & Davidson, R. J. (2018). Impact of short- and long-term mindfulness meditation training on amygdala reactivity to emotional stimuli. NeuroImage, 181, 301–313. Esch, T. (2014). The Neurobiology of Meditation and Mindfulness. In S. Schmidt & H. Walach (Eds.), Meditation – Neuroscientific Approaches and Philosophical Implications (pp. 153–173). Springer International Publishing. Lippelt, D. P., Hommel, B., & Colzato, L. S. (2014). Focused attention, open monitoring and loving kindness meditation: effects on attention, conflict monitoring, and creativity - A review. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1083. Weng, H. Y., Fox, A. S., Shackman, A. J., Stodola, D. E., Caldwell, J. Z. K., Olson, M. C., Rogers, G. M., & Davidson, R. J. (2013). Compassion training alters altruism and neural responses to suffering. Psychological Science, 24(7), 1171–1180. Lee, D. J., Kulubya, E., Goldin, P., Goodarzi, A., & Girgis, F. (2018). Review of the Neural Oscillations Underlying Meditation. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12, 178. Fox, K. C. R., Nijeboer, S., Dixon, M. L., Floman, J. L., Ellamil, M., Rumak, S. P., Sedlmeier, P., & Christoff, K. (2014). Is meditation associated with altered brain structure? A systematic review and meta-analysis of morphometric neuroimaging in meditation practitioners. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 43, 48–73.
01:22:22
April 26, 2021
How this Naturopath moved through Depression w. Ryan Bennett
Ryan is a naturopath and a breathwork facilitator. He thrives, eats well, and lives well, but it never used to be like that. Ryan would continually run his head into a wall with his depression until things started to shift at 21. From there, although it wasn't easy, and challenges continued to arise, Ryan would continually learn, grow, and transform on his journey of healing himself and helping others to heal as well. With deep teachings all the way from India, to western medicine, Ryan covers in-depth what he's done, and what he does with his clients to move through depression, anxiety, and many other mental health challenges that commonly inhibit people's way of living. Tune in as we dive into his story and practical applications that you can take away in order to benefit your mental health. Follow Ryan Bennett Instagram @ryanbennett____  Facebook Community https://urlgeni.us/facebook/plant-based-wellness  Website https://plantingseedswellness.net/  --  Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for more incredible people to come on and share their stories, experience, and expertise! Please remember to leave a review, as it helps me to reach others that struggle. This is completely free, my only ask is that you share it with those you feel it will help. Follow us on Instagram @thepocketcoach and follow Kieran for more content on healing @coachkezza. Send me a message and tell me what you want me to talk about next, and who you would like me to interview next.  Head to www.healingwithkez.com for free tools, a free scientific mental health e-book, and to look into the mental health program that I offer. If you're in New Zealand and you're looking for a free community for support, head to Thrive Organisation on Facebook to join us. May you find all of the peace and happiness that you have available to you.  With love, Kez.
01:03:10
April 19, 2021
Nutrition, Body Image, Confidence, and Health w. Kimberley Bell
Registered Nutritionist and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner Kimberley Bell takes us through how we can find more peace, health, and vitality in through the world of nutrition. She helps guide us through the what happens in the mind of those who struggle with the insecurities of body image, and what we can do for ourselves, and our peers, to build greater confidence and health. We discuss what we ideally want to be eating, and why, and we go into the depths of how we can make a healthy lifestyle more practical, so that we may enable less inflammation, less stress, and overall, a greater way of life. Follow Kimberley Bell Instagram @kimberleybellnutritionist Website www.kimberleybellnutrition.co.nz -- Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for more incredible people to come on and share their stories, experience, and expertise! Please remember to leave a review, as it helps me to reach others that struggle. This is completely free, my only ask is that you share it with those you feel it will help. Follow us on Instagram @thepocketcoach and follow Kieran for more content on healing @coachkezza. Send me a message and tell me what you want me to talk about next, and who you would like me to interview next. Head to www.healingwithkez.com for free tools, a free scientific mental health e-book, and to look into the mental health program that I offer. If you're in New Zealand and you're looking for a free community for support, head to Thrive Organisation on Facebook to join us. May you find all of the peace and happiness that you have available to you. With love, Kez.
01:06:21
April 12, 2021
The Science to a Happy Brain
What even is happiness? This must be defined by you first. This is a recorded webinar I ran to help those interested in bringing about more happiness in their lives to understand how it works in the brain, and what they can do to feel more of this seemingly difficult to sustain emotion we call happiness. Neuroscience is often overcomplicated. Here, we simplify the way neuroscience works in the realm of a "happy brain". We also dive into tools, practices, and simple habits that you can adopt to enable more happiness in your life. The end segment of this episode is answering questions that you cannot hear being asked around happiness. 1. Please repeat what you shared about "what is happiness?". 2. What are the chemicals that relate to happiness? 3. What's the difference between gratitude journaling and future journaling? And, how do we change what happens at the deeper layer of the mind? -- Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for more incredible people to come on and share their stories, experience, and expertise! Please remember to leave a review, as it helps me to reach others that struggle. This is completely free, my only ask is that you share it with those you feel it will help. Follow us on Instagram @thepocketcoach and follow Kieran for more content on healing @coachkezza. Send me a message and tell me what you want me to talk about next, and who you would like me to interview next. Head to www.healingwithkez.com for free tools, a free scientific mental health e-book, and to look into the mental health program that I offer. If you're in New Zealand and you're looking for a free community for support, head to Thrive Organisation on Facebook to join us. May you find all of the peace and happiness that you have available to you. With love, Kez.
01:40:35
April 7, 2021
Become Your Own Coach - Welcome to Season 2
Welcome to Season 2! The Pocket Coach podcast is a movement to normalise conversation around this stigmatised concept of mental health, and to bring feasible and practical tools for you to apply to your own mental health, so that you can find more peace, and more happiness in your life. Tune in as we not only cover the basis as to what we will be covering going forward, we also touch on some of my journey with anxiety and depression, my biggest lessons in life, and what I did to find peace in the suffering that nearly took my life. Get ready for some truly deep content that is difficult to find elsewhere. -- Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for more incredible people to come on and share their stories, experience, and expertise! Please remember to leave a review, as it helps me to reach others that struggle. This is completely free, my only ask is that you share it with those you feel it will help. Follow us on Instagram @thepocketcoach and follow Kieran for more content on healing @coachkezza. Send me a message and tell me what you want me to talk about next, and who you would like me to interview next. Head to www.healingwithkez.com for free tools, a free scientific mental health e-book, and to look into the mental health program that I offer. If you're in New Zealand and you're looking for a free community for support, head to Thrive Organisation on Facebook to join us. May you find all of the peace and happiness that you have available to you. With love, Kez.
42:31
April 5, 2021
Understanding the Brain for Mental Health - PC55
Understanding how the brain operates is so important for understanding mental health. With this understanding presented in this episode, you will then be able to practically apply the tools shared in this episode to help you to benefit your mental health in the most optimal way. Simply applying tools without understanding why can lead to a lack of effectiveness and an improper application of the tools altogether. We discuss neurotransmitters, hormones, and regions in the brain that all correspond with poor mental health. We also discuss natural processes that would normally be called "biohacking", but is really a process that is already a part of the brain, we're just accessing it through a natural process. Tune in to hear how you can optimise your mental health with simple and practical steps anyone can do. This is the recording of a webinar I ran due to the large amounts of people in the non-profit I co-own sharing their enhanced struggles during this 4th lockdown here in Auckland. This is not just for Covid, this is for life. Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for more incredible people to come on and share their stories, experience, and expertise! Please remember to leave a review, as it helps me to reach others that struggle. This helps us a lot! Follow us on Instagram @thepocketcoach and follow Kieran for more content on healing @coachkezza Head to www.healingwithkez.com for free tools, a free scientific mental health e-book, and to look into the mental health program that I offer. If you're in New Zealand and you're looking for a free community for support, head to Thrive Organisation on Facebook to join us. May you find all of the peace and happiness that you have available to you. With love, Kez.
01:10:23
March 3, 2021
Embodying Confidence, Self-Love & Internal Balance w. Ryūkyūan healer: Sakula Costar - PC54
As a women who has faced the struggle of needing to put up a front of worthiness in order to be accepted by those around her, Sakula speaks to us about the challenges that we can all resonate with of feeling lesser than. She shares her journey of uncovering these masks of confidence and strength, and how one can learn to come away from anxiety by first becoming vulnerable. Through vulnerability, awareness grows, and through awareness lies the key to unwinding the anxiety that's present for many of us. In this masculine dominant world, an internal imbalance is common amongst us, and many find it difficult to "feel" their emotions fully. We discuss how one can learn to develop greater emotional stability and intelligence in order to build a greater sense of true self-love, not the fake stuff we see on social media. Join us as we dive into the Ryūkyūan healer's profound journey from anxiety and false confidence, into a genuine example of what it means to be a thriving, empowered, and fiercely loving human. Guy and girls, I guarantee you will all take something away from this interview. This is the last episode of 2020. We will be back on the 10th of January 2021. Have a beautiful Christmas and New Years all of you! Find Sakula's work and course Information below Jewellery Business New Earth Treasury Instagram @sakulacostar Free FB Group New Earth Online Retreat - Warriors of Light Tribe I have recently initiated a new podcast called Healing with Kez. You can send in your own questions and they get answered in less that 10 minutes in podcast format. Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for more incredible people to come on and share their story! Please remember to leave a review, as it helps me to reach others that struggle. You are doing your part by helping me share this message
01:02:37
December 22, 2020
Transcend your Mind & Own your Life w. Jesse Wynyard - PC53
As a man who has conquered depression, manifested wealth and become a powerful leader and healer of those seeking freedom, this was the perfect opportunity to dive into how he did this. Jesse Wynyard who's a musician, runs multiple businesses, and has helped many thousands of individuals to transform their lives, talks us through his journey of moving from the darkness and into the light. Tune in as we dive into processes and shifts that you can apply to your own life to enhance your wellbeing, and to transcend the mind and body. Anyone who is willing to commit to themselves is capable of this. Find Jesse's work and course Information below Newest Song Release DANCING IN THE CHAOS (feat. Jaedon Leaf) Jewellery Business New Earth Treasury Instagram @IAMAEON Free FB Group New Earth Online Retreat - Warriors of Light Tribe I have recently initiated a new podcast called Healing with Kez. You can send in your own questions and they get answered in less that 10 minutes in podcast format. Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for more incredible people to come on and share their story! Please remember to leave a review, as it helps me to reach others that struggle. You are doing your part by helping me share this message
01:07:32
December 14, 2020
How to Change your Brain w. Dr. Amanda Foo-Ryland - PC52
Dr. Amanda whom has over 30 years of expertise in human development and coaching offered her time to speak with us on how one can quite literally change their mind and their brain. As a doctor in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Dr. Amanda managed to develop some of her own techniques that are now used widely as tools to help one to be in control of their thought processes. Tune in to hear how this marathon running, cancer survivor, author, speaker, neural coder and board approved trainer teaches people to bring an end to old thought patterns and beliefs that no longer serve them, and how to create new ones that do. Find Amanda's work, book and course Information below Main Website https://yourlifeliveit.com/ Free Course Seize Your Life | Just Be Me | Free Chapter to the Ultimate Transformational Course. More Courses https://yourlifeliveit.com/nlp-training-courses Book This is it. It's Your Life Live It. Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for more incredible people to come on and share their story! Please remember to leave a review, as it helps me to reach others that struggle. You are doing your part by helping me share this message
52:06
December 6, 2020
My Mental Health Journey & Most Valuable Lessons - PC51
Here's to the next phase of the Pocket Coach! On this episode I share my most vulnerable experiences with mental health, and my most valuable lessons that I have taken away with me. I invite you to ask yourself the questions that I touch on, and to check in with your biggest lessons surrounding mental health and the challenges that have come your way. There's always a lesson. I will always be able to source the info that I give. If you require evidence, just contact me! If you got something out of this episode, it helps us, our missions, and those in need when you subscribe, share and/or review our podcast. We can reach more ears, and help to normalise this stigma that we call mental health. It's time this shift occurs exponentially, not minimally. My Instagram @coachkezza Pocket Coach's Instagram @thepocketcoach THRIVE Retreat Info www.healingwithkez.com/thrive
01:03:54
November 30, 2020
Conquering Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem and Perfectionism w. Dr Hayden Finch - PC50
From facing her own struggles with anxiety and perfectionism, Nebraska Psychologist Dr. Hayden Finch has studied and researched a natural based approach to overcoming these issues. The consequence of the work she has done is the result of healing in many others through her psychology practice. As well as training in cognitive behavioural therapy, she has also trained a lot around exposure therapy and trauma based healing.  If you find yourself in self-sabotage, or struggling to perform optimally and in the way you want to feel; then tune into Dr. Hayden’s wisdom around why the issues arise in the first place, how you can become more aware of them, and some daily tasks that you can apply so that they don’t become an issue later on.   Follow Dr. Hayden Finch below    Instagram @haydenfinchphd  https://haydenfinch.com/   https://masteryourmh.com/  Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for more incredible people to come on and share their story! Please remember to leave a review, as it helps me to reach others that struggle. You are doing your part by helping me share this message
01:01:52
October 11, 2020
How to Become Stress-Less with Serial Entrepreneur Daniel Batten - PC49
Daniel Batten has been through trauma. From his own internal struggles, to losing his first born child. From a life that built up massive amounts of stress, Daniel (with the help from Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shanker and his teachings) learnt how to move through stress. From years of inner work, Daniel is a senior meditation and breathing teacher for New Zealand’s Art of Living Foundation and is helping the public and running programs in prison to become stress free.  With his background in becoming the only New Zealander featured in the National Business Review as both an actor and as a chief executive, Daniel also shows us that it’s possible to become abundant at both the inner and the outer game.  Tune is as Daniel guides us through some of the lessons he’s learnt on the road to cultivating multiple start-ups, and a beautiful family life. He helps us understand what’s possible when we’re given the right tools.  Art of Living Foundation  https://www.artofliving.org/nz-en Follow Daniel  Facebook Daniel Batten Website https://danielbatten.co/ LinkedIn Daniel Batten Buy Daniel’s Book  How to Change the World with One Pitch Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for more incredible people to come on and share their story! Please remember to leave a review, as it helps me to reach others that struggle. You are doing your part by helping me share this message
59:12
October 4, 2020
From Depressiveness to a Thriving Mentality with James Cameron - PC 48
One of the most inspiring men that I know. James Cameron lived a life of alcohol, regret and suffering. Having 10 beers and half a bottle of red wine a night when he was 18, James not long after experienced his father’s death. Reacting to this, James nearly killed himself alongside another family in this decision to end things. However, reaching a turning point in the final few seconds, James managed to go from suffering… to thriving. On his journey, not only did he face immense pressure business and relationship wise, he also had tremendous past trauma he was still working through. Even after building a 7-figure business on the back end of 70-100 hour work weeks, he found that this was just not how he wanted to live. James spent 2 years in a Buddhist monastery, has worked closely with a coach for years, and has done some intense inner work in order to cultivate the man he is today. He has coached myself for over a year, and many others (some programs reaching $180,000 per year - he’s another level). The quality of the results that James creates not just for himself, but those around him, is noticeable in the quality tools that are shared on this episode. Tune in as James shares how he went from depressiveness, to a thriving mentality. Join the Healing Community for a free month on us. It’s a community for those that want to work on their mental health and surround themselves with others in the same boat. Various tools and constant support is provided. Find the community here www.healingwithkez.com/healingcommunity Use the code IHEALME at check out. Follow James below Facebook: James Cameron Instagram: @jamescameron2020 Website: https://visionaryleadership.co.nz/ LinkedIn: James Cameron Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for more incredible people to come on and share their story! Please remember to leave a review, as it helps me to reach others that struggle. You are doing your part by helping me share this message
54:16
September 28, 2020
Uncovering Anxiety with the Anxiety Guy Dennis Simsek - PC47
Dennis Semsek (the Anxiety Guy) has accomplished a lot in his life, and even with all of his success with sport and his family, he still ran into 6 years of chronic anxiety during his mid 20’s. Join us as we explore Dennis’s story as to how he went from almost committing suicide, to now embodying a role model persona for 100’s of 1000’s whom struggle with anxiety, and how he went on to be known as “the Anxiety Guy”.  Dennis explores the deeper reasons as to why anxiety arises, and dives into practical tools we can use at a time of anxiety to help reduce it. We also touch on supplements, medication and meditation. As a CBT and NLP practitioner, a best selling author and award winning speaker, you can tell that Dennis is someone who is heard when spoken, as his words resonate far and wide as he tells his story from a place of deep authenticity that is rarely found.  Join the Healing Community for a free month on us. It’s a community for those that want to work on their mental health and surround themselves with others in the same boat. Various tools and constant support is provided.  Find the community here www.healingwithkez.com/healingcommunity  Use the code IHEALME at check out.  Follow Dennis below  Instagram @theanxietyguy  Youtube The Anxiety Guy  Facebook The Anxiety Guy  Twitter @The_Anxiety_Guy  https://theanxietyguy.com/  Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for more incredible people to come on and share their story! Please remember to leave a review, as it helps me to reach others that struggle. You are doing your part by helping me share this message
01:06:16
September 14, 2020
Abandonment, Relationships, Triggers & Traumas with Psychologist Stephanie - PC46
As someone who has faced anxiety in relationships, fear of abandonment and various traumas, I found a huge interest in interviewing Psychologist Stephanie, as she speaks on some incredibly digestible reasons as to why these sufferable experiences happen, and as to what we can do about them. With a masters in Psychology, Stephanie Carinia is able to guide us through how we can uncover certain limiting beliefs within, and how to move through them.  If you find that you have a fear of people leaving you, or you have certain limiting beliefs that prevent you from embracing life fully and finding joy, then tune into this episode as we learn together how to find the root to the suffering, and shift it.  Join the Healing Community for a free month on us. It’s a community for those that want to work on their mental health and surround themselves with others in the same boat. Various tools and constant support is provided.  Find the community here www.healingwithkez.com/healingcommunity  Use the code IHEALME at check out.  Follow Stephanie below  Instagram @psychologiststephanie  Website https://www.psychologiststephanie.com/  Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for more incredible people to come on and share their story! Please remember to leave a review, as it helps me to reach others that struggle. You are doing your part by helping me share this message
56:47
September 7, 2020
How Breath, Meditation, Fasting & Cold Improve Mental Health w. Troy Casey (Certified Health Nut) - PC45
From divorce, issues with alcohol and drugs, sleeping on the couch and struggling with his mental health, Troy Casey (aka. The Certified Health Nut) transformed his life with certain aspects of enhancement. Troy has lived and worked in the Amazon rainforest with local tribes for over 8 years, practiced natural medicine and healing, learned from Maori healers, studied Vipassana meditation in 111 days of silence and has trained in Ashtanga Yoga. In his many years of focusing on self-improvement, Troy has brought about various skills and practical tools to help him elevate through various life challenges, and has now coached thousands of individuals globally on how to do the same.  We speak on how factors such as shifting the breath a certain way such as to an ujjayi breath interacts with your nervous system in such a way that you can literally decrease anxiety symptoms. Troy also displays a deeper understanding of what meditation is, and how fasting can allow for a deeper inward experience. He also grants us an insight to how the cold can be of use to help improve us mentally, emotionally and physically.  Join us as Troy and myself speak on practical steps in improving well-being and elevating as the human creature.  Join the Healing Community for a free month on us. It’s a community for those that want to work on their mental health and surround themselves with others in the same boat. Various tools and constant support is provided.  Find the community here www.healingwithkez.com/healingcommunity  Use the code IHEALME at check out.  Follow Troy below  Instagram https://www.instagram.com/certifiedhealthnut/  YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/certifiedhealthnut  Book https://www.rippedat50book.com/wisdoms  Website: https://troycasey.com/  https://www.breathislifeprogram.com/begin-1  Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for more incredible people to come on and share their story! Please remember to leave a review, as it helps me to reach others that struggle. You are doing your part by helping me share this message
01:11:47
August 31, 2020
How to Create the Life and Well-Being That You Want with Kyla Tustin - PC44
This speaker and international soul coach working with successful business leaders who spans over multiple industries and helps thousands to embody a more abundant well-being, guides us through some mind-blowing and unique practical steps, so that we can do the same. Kyla Tustin has gone from working a high anxiety lifestyle in equities at Australia National Bank, and now works with clients in big companies such as Apple and Blackmore. She has also been featured in Good Health and the Cosmopolitan.  Some common issues that Kyla has come across in the work she does is anxiety, disappointment and low self worth. So, we dive into these issues, and extract concepts and tools that can be easily implemented straight after listening to this podcast, so that you may go away and take action on up-leveling your way of life instantly.  Tune in as we create a deeper understanding of what it takes to leverage your current situation and emotion, so that you may transform it into the situation and emotion that you want.  Join the Healing Community for a free month on us. It’s a community for those that want to work on their mental health and surround themselves with others in the same boat. Various tools and constant support is provided.  Find the community here www.healingwithkez.com/healingcommunity  Use the code IHEALME at check out.  Follow Kyla below  Facebook ilovelife.com.au  Instagram @kylatustin  https://www.kylatustin.com/  https://thegreategroup.com/  Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for more incredible people to come on and share their story! Please remember to leave a review, as it helps me to reach others that struggle. You are doing your part by helping me share this message
51:59
August 24, 2020
From Alcoholism & Depression to Self-Love with Libby Wallace - PC43
From party girl to self-love queen. Libby once attempted suicide from a dunken state, and this moment completely changed her life. Suffering multiple addictions, money problems, depression and a victim mentality, she made a complete transformation, and now coaches business leaders how to create an abundance of joy, income and success. She represents a life of freedom and independence, which allows her to be so effective with her work she does with others.  Tune in as we take a deep dive into alcoholism and depression, and what was going on in Libby’s mind during this time. She speaks on the steps one can take in order to start to shift these tendencies, and how one can step into greater levels of joy, self-love and success in their life. She gives us a very digestible understanding as her Bachelor of Science in Psychology displays itself as she brings the science into the spiritual.  Join the Healing Community for a free month on us. It’s a community for those that want to work on their mental health and surround themselves with others in the same boat. Various tools and constant support is provided.  Find the community here https://www.healingwithkez.com/healingcommunity  Use the code IHEALME at check out.  Follow Libby Wallace below  Instagram @libbylightleader  Facebook: Libby Wallace  Podcast: Leaders of the New Earth  Website: www.libbywallace.com   Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for more incredible people to come on and share their story! Please remember to leave a review, as it helps me to reach others that struggle. You are doing your part by helping me share this message
01:14:25
August 17, 2020
Become Undeniably Worthy with Shannon Graham - PC42
Shannon Graham battled with depression and homelessness, and now finds himself charging $150,000 USD per year (3-year minimum) for people to learn from his expertise in leadership and life. He has also become an author and a demanded speaker. Shannon has built an empire from what many would see as nothing. In doing so, he found that worthiness was key. Tune in to hear how Shannon has built this undeniable worthiness within, leading to an unshakeable yet authentic nature, and one bad-ass life.  Join the Healing Community for a free month on us. It’s a community for those that want to work on their mental health and surround themselves with others in the same boat. Various tools and constant support is provided.  Find the community here www.healingwithkez.com/healingcommunity  Use the code IHEALME at check out.  Grab a copy of Shannon’s books below on Amazon  Revolution of Self  Expand  Shannon’s Website https://www.shannongraham.com/   Shannon’s Instagram @askshannongraham  Shannon’s FB Shannon Graham   Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for more incredible people to come on and share their story! Please remember to leave a review, as it helps me to reach others that struggle. You are doing your part by helping me share this message
58:22
August 10, 2020
Healing Trauma with Ryan Poulter - PC41
Ryan has been through sexual assault, drug abuse and near suicidal experiences. In all the trauma that developed, Ryan speaks on what the experience brought him in life, and the steps he took to learn to heal the darkness that resided within him. I find myself inspired constantly but this man’s work and his story.  What blows my mind is that even though he has faced so much resistance in life, he has found a way to bring such joy, light and kindness to share with others. We give you practical tools that both Ryan and myself have used on our healing journey to help shift a lot of the suffering that built up over the years.  Join the Healing Community for a free month on us. It’s a community for those that want to work on their mental health and surround themselves with others in the same boat. Various tools and constant support is provided.  Find the community here www.healingwithkez.com/healingcommunity  Use the code IHEALME at check out.  Follow Ryan  Instagram @ryanpoulter   Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for more incredible people to come on and share their story! Please remember to leave a review, as it helps me to reach others that struggle. You are doing your part by helping me share this message
56:12
August 3, 2020
Dealing with Loneliness and Building a Positive Mentality with Jordi Webber - PC40
The Golden Power Ranger, Titanium the boy band, Lead Singer of Whazzoo and the Vibes, an absolute SKUX and overall a brilliant human being. Jordi has been an inspiration in my own life in many ways. Not just with his acting. Having him on my podcast has been a goal of mine for a while.  When I first met Jordi 3 years ago, there was something special about the way he held himself. I felt an instant boost in my own energy and joy just by being around him. He clearly was doing something about himself that I was not. Ever since, I have been learning multitudes of tools and ideas from him on how to increase my levels of joy in life. He really understands what it means to bring out less seriousness in life.  Tune in to learn how to do just that. To be less serious, to be more light, to be more connected. We speak on reframing the mind, manifesting specific goals, overcoming loneliness, finding community and friends, how to be more grounded and of course meditation.  Join the Co-Elevation Community for a whole free month. It’s a community for individuals wanting to move through their mental health struggles with others whom are in a similar place so we can learn how to elevate together.  Find the community here www.healingwithkez.com/coelevation-community  Use the code STAYBLESSED at check out.  Follow Jordi below.  Instagram @jordilegit   TikTok @jordilegit   Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for more incredible people to come on and share their story! Please remember to leave a review, as it helps me to reach others that struggle. You are doing your part by helping me share this message
01:01:14
July 27, 2020
How Anxiety Works (And New Ways to Decrease It) | A Recorded Business Talk - PC39
The science of anxiety and new ways to decrease it. The episode is surrounding the data of anxiety, this experience we all feel when we fear something or worry about something. It’s a natural human emotion that can also be elevated into dangerous areas of experience such as panic attacks, or even worse, heart attacks after a prolonged build up of anxiety.   In this talk I did with the number one co-working space in Bali that had people from around the world tuning in, we focus on what happens within the brain and body when anxiety arises. There’s also a focus around practical steps one can take to reverse engineer their anxiety so that you can decrease how much anxiety is in your life. This is a fantastic path to inner freedom. Through understanding comes clarity. Through clarity comes safety and peace.   For podcast listeners only, I have created a code that gives you guys free access to a community I have built for a full month. This community is accessible here www.healingwithkez.com/coelevation-community to initiate the free subscription, and to find out more information regarding this support group. It involves support around anxiety, depression, loneliness and many other struggles. It also provides a platform to find like-minded individuals, and to learn more about how to heal and grow.   The code for one free month is STAYBLESSED. Use the code on checkout.   Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for more incredible people to come on and share their story! Please remember to leave a review, as it helps me to reach others that struggle. You are doing your part by helping me share this message
01:07:19
July 20, 2020
Du'Plessis Kirifi: A Rising Star's Battle for Joy - PC38
The Hurricanes openside flanker Du'Plessis Kirifi, or as we refer to him on the show “Dupes”, found himself in far more depth than he could handle during his struggle in “making it”. He refers to a time when he would drown himself in the distraction of alcohol to escape this hopelessness and these feelings of confusion and being lost, as he felt his dream being swept away from him. Amongst the overwhelm, he managed to find clarity, he managed to find success. But, how?  Join us as we take a deep dive into Dupes’s life as he strived from club rugby, to a rising Super Rugby star, and there’s hype around him possibly making it all the way to the All Black Team. Tune in to see how Dupes has taken himself from this lost and confused place, to finding hope, understanding and contentment within the chaos. He points out key areas that have allowed him to do this, so that you can take away and practice these tools for yourself.  NOTE: I (Kieran Hedley) as the host of this podcast, actually had a puff of weed from a bong the night before as an experiment not thinking it would affect me much. There was a lot of THC (a psychoactive part of cannabis). I haven’t smoked much in my life (aside from a wild time when I lived in California), so the THC made me considerably vacant compared to my usual self for a whole 72 hours. I even struggled to converse with anyone. This podcast was less than 12 hours after my cannabis experience, which made for a very interesting and unique interview experience. Tune in to see if you can hear my struggle as I interview Dupes. He handles this incredibly well and was very welcoming to my different self.   Du’Plessis Ariu Kirifi Instagram @deepblueseeee  Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for more incredible people to come on and share their story! Please remember to leave a review, as it helps me to reach others that struggle. You are doing your part by helping me share this message
51:09
July 13, 2020
Liam Messam: The Raw Challenges Behind an All Black's Exterior - PC37
Legendary All Black Liam Messam speaks on mental health. Liam played 13 seasons for the Chiefs Super Rugby, and 7 whole season for the national team the All Blacks, and won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games for Rugby 7’s. Living such a focused and solid career in professional rugby, Liam also developed a very hard exterior. In doing so, he battled carious internal struggles that not a single soul knew of, not even his wife.    Join us as we speak on the international rugby star’s life from being adopted, to facing dark times, to climbing the ranks of his rugby career, to being one of the first of his generation in All Black rugby to start to speak up around mental health. I found myself incredibly inspired by his ability to share what was once perceived as “softness” in such a lighthearted but raw manner. He jokes that you can find him eating butter chicken in Hamilton if you look hard enough.     Liam Messam     Instagram @liammessam     Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for more incredible people to come on and share their story! Please remember to leave a review, as it helps me to reach others that struggle. You are doing your part by helping me share this message
48:41
July 6, 2020
Spiritual Sh*t with Alea Lovely | Racism, Purpose & Facing Adversity - PC36
A safe place to educate yourself on racism, spirituality, gender adversity and other aspects of what it’s like to face life in what society deems a handicapped way. Alea Lovely takes us through what it’s like going through life as a woman of colour, and how she constantly finds the calm within the thunder storms she so frequently has to face. As I was interviewing the host of USA’s #1 Spiritual Podcast “Spiritual Sh*t”, I absolutely had to take us on a ride through her spiritual journey, her experience with spirits (not that this is what spirituality means), and how her openness to the not physical has allowed her to transcend the various challenges she faces. If you find yourself wanting to learn how to face the struggles head on, to grow from life’s resistances, and to find internal freedom, then tune into this perspective altering, awe-inspiring interview with Alea Lovely. I myself learnt a lot in this conversation. Personal Instagram: @thelovelyalea Photography Instagram: @alealovely Website: http://thelovelyalea.com Podcast: Spiritual Sh*t Follow us on Instagram @thepocketcoach and follow Kieran for more content on healing @coachkezza You can also get more information on how you can start taking leaps in your own healing journey here www.healingwithkez.com We appreciate you. Stay blessed ❤️🥝
01:14:29
June 29, 2020
Life as a Black Man | Creating Freedom with Pernell Bobby - PC35
Pernell has lived a life that many would only think were in movies and tales that you hear. Stories that you would be told of the racism in America, or the times when racism was peaking and slavery existed. Yet… he’s lived it. He’s lived the repercussion of what deep rooted racism has created. From fearing for his life constantly, to being pinned by a police officer simply because he was asking for help, to seeing a man pass in front of his eyes. Now this may seem tragic, and you might be thinking “I don’t want to listen to something so dreadful”. Yet, Pernell brings such an abundant energy to this podcast, just listening to him brings light into my life! He then navigates his way to freedom. Freedom that he has created on his own terms. From living in fear in America, to living life the way he wants in Columbia writing a book! I have learnt many lessons from this fantastic human, and I will continue to learn many more. Let us heal this planet together, one moment at a time. Pernell’s Instagram: @pernellbobby Pernell’s Book: Objective Empathy (out in a few months) Pernell’s YouTube: Pernell Bobby Edwards Jr. Follow us on Instagram @thepocketcoach and follow Kieran for more content on healing @coachkezza You can also get more information on how you can start taking leaps in your own healing journey here www.healingwithkez.com  We appreciate you. Stay blessed ❤️🥝
01:15:52
June 11, 2020
Stepping into Inspired & Inspiring with Anjuli Mack - PC34
Anjuli has taken the fitness industry by surprise. From a small town in New Zealand, she grew up wanting to have both a deep impact on people’s lives, and wanting to make her mark in the world in some way. Through fitness, she found that vehicle. Along the way, she struggled with binge eating, traits of body dysmorphia, anxiety and many dark lows. Yet, she has found a way through it all. Anjuli talks on her journey through these tough times, to taking the stage in the WBFF Bikini Category for a bodybuilding show and getting second place, to launching a very successful and impactful coaching business, to being a sponsored athlete. On her journey, she has uncovered many tools and techniques she uses to get herself out of the darkness, and back into the light. With her strong desire to help, she shares these very powerful and practical tips that will help you step into new areas of growth. Anjuli's IG's @anjuli_fitforlife & @anjuli_mack Anjuli's Website www.anjulimack.com Follow us on Instagram @thepocketcoach and follow Kieran for more content on healing @coachkezzaYou can also get more information on how you can start taking quantum leaps in your own healing journey here www.healingwithkez.com We appreciate you. Stay blessed #IHealMe
01:04:56
April 28, 2020
The 9 Year Affair with Emily Gough - PC33
Yes, you read that right. Emily faced the pain and the anxiety of being on the receiving end of a 9 year affair. She discusses the lessons and the ways this experience has helped her become the woman she is today. Tune in for an indepth look into the mind and the emotion of someone facing such turmoil in their life, and how to start the growth out of what might seem initially hopeless. Instagram: @emilygoughcoach Podcast: Room to Grow Podcast Follow us on Instagram @thepocketcoach and follow Kieran for more content on healing @coachkezzaYou can also get more information on how you can start taking quantum leaps in your own healing journey here www.healingwithkez.com We appreciate you. Stay blessed #IHealMe
01:06:48
April 13, 2020
COVID-19: The Pain of Isolation (and what to do about it) - PC32
There's the direct pain of the Coronavirus itself... then there's the indirect pain. Less money coming in, troubles at home, fear of own thoughts, anxiety and depression itself, worries in relationships, worries about family overseas and loneliness. We address all of these issues that have come up during the time of this pandemic. Various questions were asked via Instagram, so we narrowed it down to a few of the main ones and answered them. If you do struggle in this time, then this is the podcast for you, as we talk about practical tools and actionable things you can do to help your situation, and to feel so much dam better. This is advice you will take for not just this time period, but to execute on overall wellbeing in life. If you seek further help, please reach out to myself or a therapist close by that can assist as you need. This isn't a burden... it's a sign of strength. Remember to subscribe for more. Subscribing and reviewing this podcast allows us to reach more people with these messages. If you feel any of our episodes have helped you, please do your part and help us reach others that suffer. Follow us on Instagram @thepocketcoach and follow Kieran for more content on healing @coachkezzaYou can also get more information on how you can start taking quantum leaps in your own healing journey here www.healingwithkez.com We appreciate you. Stay blessed #IHealMe
01:01:32
March 29, 2020
Awakening Your Potential with Josh Lewthwaite - PC31
In the chaos of occurrences, Josh Lewthwaite has shown tremendous capability to grow through problems when most will making themselves smaller and hide from the world. The struggle of fear is real. "What if I'm not enough? What if what I want to accomplish in this life isn't possible for me?" These are all very common questions both Josh and I will hear. Josh discusses how he has overcome these fears, and how his authentic past has given to him, not taken away. In this vulnerable story of Josh, various methods and lessons are expressed on this episode. Tune in if you're struggling to realise and step into your true potential that's deep down inside of you. Instagram @josh_lewthwaite Remember to subscribe for more. Subscribing and reviewing this podcast allows us to reach more people with these messages. If you feel any of our episodes have helped you, please do your part and help us reach others that suffer. Follow us on Instagram @thepocketcoach and follow Kieran for more content on healing @coachkezzaYou can also get more information on how you can start taking quantum leaps in your own healing journey here www.healingwithkez.comWe appreciate you. Stay blessed #IHealMe
01:10:18
March 19, 2020
Acceptance within Anxiety? with Aaron Myers - PC30
First you find it, then you feel it, then you face it, then you heal it. This was a huge lesson I learnt through my journey of healing anxiety. It’s a process that I tried to cut short and go straight to the healing of anxiety. Unfortunately (as Aaron relays) it’s not that simple. If it was that simple anxiety wouldn’t even be a thing! Through something called ‘Radical Acceptance’, we can come to a place where anxiety is no longer a place of no return, but a place of learning and understanding… which very shortly evolves into a state of growth; not regression. Aaron Myres; a previous client and now friend of mine grew up in the chaos of loneliness, self-doubt and constant simmering anxiety that seemed to brew up over time. He’s done wonders over the period we worked together in our coach-client relationship, and has come out the other side in consistent growth and expansion. I am beyond proud of his progress. If Aaron’s story resonates, then please feel free to reach out to either Aaron or I. You are not a burden to either of us in letting us know your struggles. If guidance from anxiety to mental and emotional freedom is something you seek then you can message myself on the contact details below for further details. Aaron’s Instagram: @apmyers91 Remember to subscribe for more. Subscribing and reviewing this podcast allows us to reach more people with these messages. If you feel any of our episodes have helped you, please do your part and help us reach others that suffer. Follow us on Instagram @thepocketcoach and follow Kieran for more content on healing @coachkezzaYou can also get more information on how you can start taking quantum leaps in your own healing journey here www.healingwithkez.comWe appreciate you. Stay blessed #IHealMe
41:37
March 12, 2020
Overcoming Addiction and Depression with Jon-Olaf Hendricks - PC29
Addiction drives its roots deeper than any drug or person could do on its own. There’s a manipulation within the self that happens with addiction. Problems, depression, anxiety... these are all addiction mannerisms within ourself we seem to manifest to protect ourselves. Jon-Olaf talks on how his addiction to drugs took him to a place where he thought he would never see the light of day again. Through all of this, he has come out the other side completely revolutionized and helping others to do the same. Severe depression was one massive component of this addiction, as the addiction and the depression just fed each other. Tune in to hear how he broke the cycle, and as to how you can begin to do the same for yourself. Follow Jon-Olaf on Instagram @olaf_addictionrecovery and visit Jon-Olaf’s website www.Jonolafhendricks.com. Remember to subscribe for more. Subscribing and reviewing this podcast allows us to reach more people with these messages. If you feel any of our episodes have helped you, please do your part and help us reach others that suffer. Follow us on Instagram @thepocketcoach and follow Kieran for more content on healing @coachkezzaYou can also get more information on how you can start taking quantum leaps in your own healing journey here www.healingwithkez.comWe appreciate you. Stay blessed #IHealMe
01:03:23
January 8, 2020
Facing Panic Attacks, Trauma & Sexual Abuse with Anna - PC28
The commonality of these struggles is immense... Anna is a past client and a current friend of mine. She’s been through a lot in terms of what one might think is an unfortunate experience leading to a lot of later trauma. However these issues are far more common than one might think. Anna’s a strong voice to help women and men alike to speak up about this issue. She’s struggled several panic attacks in the past that have lead to fears in areas of her life. She has since taken ownership of these pains within, and through guidance and an incredible work ethic, she has come out the other side with a stronger sense of self realization around worthiness, calmness and decisiveness in areas of her life that would seem cloudy or inescapable. She talks on how she has overcome her fears and what she‘a done when a panic attack would arise. Follow Anna on Instagram @annalpzrts Remember to subscribe for more. Subscribing and reviewing this podcast allows us to reach more people with these messages. If you feel any of our episodes have helped you, please do your part and help us reach others that suffer. Follow us on Instagram @thepocketcoach and follow Kieran for more content on healing @coachkezza You can also get more information on how you can start taking quantum leaps in your own healing journey here www.healingwithkez.com We appreciate you. Stay blessed #IHealMe
49:02
December 10, 2019
Be Happy with Chrissy Hardy - PC27
Chris Hardy is a man from England who pursued the life of an alpha male. Seeking pleasure through women and dominance, he clambered through life in a painful way. Constantly never quite happy. Now living in Bali after a party life in Australia and Ibiza... he’s found it; his way to heal. He talks about his life from being a party animal to an emotional being. Someone that is in tuned with his feelings and isn’t afraid of speaking up when he feels sad or weak. That in my eyes is true strength. Tune in for his intense spontaneous journey through life as to what he’s done in his life to bring him from ego to greater bliss. Follow Chrissy Hardy on Instagram @chrissyhardy Remember to subscribe for more. Subscribing and reviewing this podcast allows us to reach more people with these messages. If you feel any of our episodes have helped you, please do your part and help us reach others that suffer.  Follow us on Instagram @thepocketcoach and follow Kieran for more content on healing @coachkezza You can also get more information on how you can start taking quantum leaps in your own healing journey here www.healingwithkez.com We appreciate you.  Stay blessed #IHealMe
44:57
December 2, 2019
Letting Go of Attachment with David Gandelman - PC26
With over 1,000,000 streams on the meditation app Insight Timer, David Gandelman is a well renowned meditation teacher, podcaster, workshop and retreat host, and coach. He has changed thousands of lives with countless testimonials showcasing this. Tune into how he's come along the path of meditation, and how it has taught him how to let go of attachments. Relationships, work, self image, he's struggled with them all. He knows the pain of attachment. The pain of needing something to go a certain way or to be a certain way. He understands. Now he can teach you how to let go too. David Gandelman Instagram @david_gandelman Podcasts Grounded Sleep & Energy Matters www.davidgandelman.com Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for more incredible people to come on and share their story! Please remember to leave a review, as it helps me to reach others that struggle. You are doing your part by helping me share this message
01:20:34
November 16, 2019
Freeing Addiction & Healing Trauma with Sara Silverstein - PC25
One continuous thought on Sara's mind was that she "wanted to be dead by 25". Yet, here she is, years later, no longer working the corporate job she thought she had to work. No longer in love with the person she thought she had to spend the rest of her life with. No longer stuck in the city she believed would manifest the success she seeked. No longer aiming for the attachments of certain standards she thought would bring her happiness. Instead, Sara creates her own happiness, and blooms her own freedom from her own will. Breath work changed her life. It woke her up from the dream she was living, and helped her realize how much pain and trauma she truly had. In this realization, she has had the opportunity to finally work along the path to heal these pains and traumas she's stored. Now, she helps others to do the same, while living the life she now finds true joy, love and fulfillment in whilst living in Bali. Follow Sara Silverstein IG @sarasilverstein www.sarasil.com Follow This Lad IG @hedleyfitness IG @thepocketcoach www.hedleyfitness.com
59:31
June 19, 2019
From Rock Bottom to Bad Ass with Lani Rios
When Lani says she's been at rock bottom, she genuinely means it. She's had what most would say is a crazy upbringing, and It's almost a miracle that she's been able to become the Bad Ass lady she is today. But she would beg to differ. She explains how truly attainable a bad ass mentality is, so long as you make the choice that you are not a victim of your current life. This is a decision only you can make. But, once you've made that decision, you can then move forward to heal and grow from your current struggles. Past traumas from her abusive relationships and past financial struggles earning only $700 a month have lead her to learn from the pains of being stuck, and have taught her how powerful being unstuck can really be. The pain cave is something she now seeks, rather than a space she runs away from. Sign up to Lani's free workshop here iam.laninalu.com/workshop Follow Lani Rios Instagram @laninalu11 Follow your Host Personal Instagram @hedleyfitness Podcast Instagram @thepocketcoach
57:53
June 10, 2019
Exposing Anxiety with Christina Spoerer
The raw truth of anxiety. The way our body literally attacks it's own self through rejection. Christina guides us through how in her culture, anxiety is a very taboo topic. More so than in the English speaking work. There isn't even an actual word for the term "anxiety". She walks us through her struggles growing up, and how she was able to uncover the layers of unprocessed emotions and struggles that had built up over the years through her travels, and through the externalization of the issues she faced. From her anxiety attacks, to the truth she lives through now. Her journey is not just a powerful one, but a very relatable one. Many will be able to grasp tools usable for their own healing journey from her story. Follow Christina Spoerer IG @christinaspoerer Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for some more incredible upcoming interviews. The video interview will be up on The Pocket Coach YouTube soon. IG: @hedleyfitness YT: Kieran Hedley
01:02:49
June 4, 2019
Overcoming Rock Bottom with Jacob Ahdoot
When rock bottom happens, not once, but twice. You can imagine that life becomes quite questionable. Sometimes there's drugs, sometimes there's alcohol, sometimes there's getting involved with things we shouldn't. This excruciating numbness brings out our beast. Jacob talks about his own struggles. How his losses destroyed him. But how his losses also made him the man that he is today. We explore how true suffering can be our best teacher. No matter how hard it gets, many of us don't even show the world our pain. No matter how pissed off you might be at someone, don't ever judge them for it. Their pain might be incomprehensible, leading to their externalization of this pain. Understand that we may act the same. We need to learn to forgive ourselves so that we can learn and grow from our lows. Follow Jacob Ahdoot IG @graffitiseed Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for some more incredible upcoming interviews. IG: @hedleyfitness YT: Kieran Hedley
01:05:29
May 29, 2019
Facing Trauma & Finding Self Love with Kaylyn Gooslin
Trauma is a more common experience than one may think. Many face traumatic situations, but become so stuck in the belief of "this is the only way" that they feel they can't even tell a family member about their struggles. It's such a dangerous place. Self love, alongside various other healthy attributes were lacking in Kaylyn's life at one point. There was a massive gap in where she was believing her road was meant to go, to where her intuition wanted to take her. She discusses a few not-so-talked-on topics on the healing that she has been through and how she coaches her clients to heal. It's essential to not just understand that healing is possible, but to be open minded as to how you can go about it. Follow Kaylyn Gooslin IG @k_gooseee Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for some more incredible upcoming interviews. IG: @hedleyfitness YT: Kieran Hedley
01:14:33
May 12, 2019
Finding Your Fire with Mike Gardner - PC20
Find your fire. What is your passion? And is this your passion because it is what you believe will bring the respect of others? Or is it the passion deep inside of you lighting you up at every moment you stall. Those moments you get held back, is that fire inside strong enough to compel you forward? If not, then dig deeper and find the REAL fire. It's in there. You just have to find it. Mike talks about his experiences in self doubt. About how what he believed brought him happiness, and how he went through times of emptiness based off of an unfulfilled path that he was on. He has proceeded into helping others find their true fire, and helping people make themselves better selves. It's an incredibly relatable journey that many of you might find you're meeting him halfway with this one. So tune in to see how he's personally overcome this emptiness and lack of fire within. Follow Mike Gardner IG @firelifemike Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for some more incredible upcoming interviews. IG: @hedleyfitness YT: Kieran Hedley
48:11
May 7, 2019
Choosing Authenticity with Matt Yates P2 - PC19
Choosing authenticity. There's no have to, there's no must. There's just choice. You don't have to do anything. You technically don't have to go to work tomorrow. You may get fired but you don't have to. You choose to. You're in a lot more power than you give yourself credit for. We dive deep into Matt's past and how he's been able to choose true authenticity over what he believed would bring more overall success, yet brought more grief, anxiety and distrust in himself. Through this bred authenticity that he has chosen, he has grown to trust himself completely, and is coaching others to do so now too. This is Part 2 of the interview. Be sure to listen to Part 1 for the introduction to these principles and a completely different layer to the ideas discussed. Follow Matt Yates IG @mattyates Follow @strengthinourvoices a non profit organization focused on normalizing the mental health stigma to bring more peace to the world through practical measures. Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for some more incredible upcoming interviews. Check out my YouTube for the video form coming soon! IG: @hedleyfitness YT: Kieran Hedley
01:12:58
April 25, 2019
Become the Real Authentic You with Matt Yates P1 - PC18
Becoming the real authentic you isn't as simple as just "being yourself". It's diving deep into your own self awareness and realizing what triggers your inner world. Where your pains lie. What clouds your true intuition from thinking, feeling and acting based off the real you, and not the you that reacts to the external. The external being the world the is happening around us and the people in it. None of this will affect the real authentic you. Matt Yates discusses exactly how. How we can mend that broken mind and self heal our way to our true higher self. This isn't some woo woo self proclaiming motivational talk, it's practical perspectives and tactics that life coach Matt Yates himself stands behind and has successfully transformed many lives with. I myself have used many of these methods and perspectives for my clients and myself to help with healing and growth. This is Part 1 of the interview. Part 2 will come out next week. It was such an incredible discussion that we had to extend to a 2 part series and I will absolutely be interviewing him again at some stage. Follow Matt Yates IG @mattyates Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for some more incredible upcoming interviews. Check out my YouTube for the video form coming soon! IG: @hedleyfitness YT: Kieran Hedley
01:10:47
April 19, 2019
Overcoming an Identity Crisis with Mitch Barrett - PC17
We often fall into the idea that we are someone completely different to the person that we want to be. However we are the ones that have crafted and created our own identity up until now, so we can do the same to create the world that we want to live in as well. OWN your own happiness. It's not someone. It's not something. It's you. It takes you and you alone to make yourself happy through doing what's required for that happiness. Now people and things can increase happiness yes, but that happiness needs to be there from within first. Then anything extra will compliment that happiness. You are your own complete person. Mitch talks on how his chase in the fitness industry over running his family business, which is what he thought was expected of him. His identity was running his father's business. His identity was also a sportsman, a team member, not a personal trainer. He did however want to be one, but his identity got in the way. There was too much friction... until he woke himself up. Tune in to see how Mitch overcame his own identity crisis, and how this took him all the way over to the west coast of USA, away from his home state. Follow Mitch here @mitch_barrett Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for some more incredible upcoming interviews. Check out my YouTube for the video form coming soon! IG: @hedleyfitness YT: Kieran Hedley
45:44
April 13, 2019
Be A Light | Blossoming Relationships with Brian Pickowicz and Lindsey Rago - PC16
Brian and Lindsey talk how their past battles have both served them and brought them closer than they could have ever been. Pains that need healing don't always need to be healed on their own. If you have a partner on a similar path, one that lifts you up and sets your soul afire, then allow that relationship to amplify the healing process. The stresses of relationships are there for a reason. But working through rough patches by being a support, not an anchor, allows for relationship growth, and a place for the other half to flourish. Both Brian and Lindsey have had difficult upbringings, so tune in to see how these struggles have made them one inspiritational power couple shining a bright light for others to follow. Follow them both on Instagram! Brian Pickowicz @brianpickowicz Lindsey Rago @ragobomb Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for some more incredible upcoming interviews. Check out my YouTube for the video form coming soon! IG: @hedleyfitness YT: Kieran Hedley
01:13:03
April 7, 2019
Kevin Crenshaw (the Heart Guy) talks Finding Love & Learning From Pain - PC15
When love is painful, it's not right. Love is a commitment, not a contract. We learn on this great journey of life... and boy has Kevin been on a journey. From being suicidal to the point of holding a loaded gun in his mouth, to living a beautiful long distance relationship that he finds JOY in. He's had some tough times. This is coming from a man who has been cheated on by his ex fiancee... He's had it tough! Through the pains he's been through, he's come out the other side with a massive curiosity for love, and a much stronger individual because of the pains that he's learnt from. I encourage you to listen to this episode if you've ever been through a tough love, or are currently confused about love in some way. Why doesn't he/she see me this way, or act that way, or tell me these things. This episode clears a lot of that muddy area up that we all seem to face in relationships. This is the key to fulfillment. Learning about love in others, but even more so, love in yourself. Self love is the root of all love. Learn this and you'll be unshakable to the point of not being phased in a negative way in a rocky situation. Follow Kevin The Heartbeat Podcast  IG @kevcrenshaw Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for some more incredible upcoming interviews. Check out my YouTube for the video form coming soon! IG: @hedleyfitness YT: Kieran Hedley
48:22
April 4, 2019
Brian DeCosta on Eating Disorders & Image Obsession - PC14
Brian DeCosta has big biceps and an even bigger heart. He's an amazing human being who's incredibly grounded and humbled as a fitness influencer. Even with his success in the fitness industry, social media and as an entrepreneur, he stays true to his beliefs and values more than one would believe. With over 127k on Instagram alone (at the time of recording), growing around from 80k in just over a month! Also living with the most spectacular view of LA from the pristine location of Sherman Oaks... His hard work is undeniable. He's come from 4 years suffering from bulimia, an eating disorder that entails making yourself throw up after eating. This is generally triggered from the fear of disliking one's own image, yet the addiction to food is undeniable. So the clear option one may come up with is to throw it up after eating it. It's a scary world, but even I've done this a couple of times post competition in the past. Brian shares the darkness this brought upon him and how he went on to overcome this issue. He's now on a mission to not only help those with eating disorders, but also those who struggle around food and time in general, but want to achieve a fitter, healthier and stronger self - mind and body. Follow Brian on social media and be sure to check out his music on Soundcloud and Spotify! He is a professional DJ after all (; IG: @briandecosta Soundcloud: briandecosta Spotify: Brian DeCosta Be sure to subscribe to the Pocket Coach for some more incredible upcoming interviews. Check out my YouTube for the video form and a house tour of Brian's place too coming soon! IG: @hedleyfitness YT: Kieran Hedley
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March 28, 2019
The Science to Healing Anxiousness & Negative Thoughts - PC12
There's a science behind everything. Whether it's health based, thought based, or even the science behind a belief, we now have the resources to find out why these things occur, and how they can be reprogrammed. An example of this is the clump of cells that make up a belief. There's a literal neurological response that occurs leading to us producing this belief any way we can, hence our constant run ins with repetitive situations. This is why we recreate our circumstances based off that singular belief of "I'm not good enough" or "this person will leave me for someone else". These beliefs are our truths, and we go to the depths of actually manifesting situations to prove us right. This episode is about reprogramming the subconscious neurological patterns that occur and why it's important that we do so. Something as simple as a new experience creates a new neurological pathway in the way. Then new science showing mindfulness activities improve grey matter in areas of the brain that host our decision making, focus, emotional regulation and so many other mechanics, shows us how we can alter the brain's literal way of working. Everything learnt through this episode in the brain region are from the workings of brain researchers Dr. Daniel Amen and John Assaraf.
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February 28, 2019
The Secret Science of Morning and Evening Routines - PC11
Morning routines prep you for the day at your most vulnerable time. Evening routines put you in a good state to wake up so that you're more likely to implement the morning routines effectively. Most of us spend our time focusing on our problems and the stresses in our lives. This is normal, this is human, it's also programmed into us. Instead of fearing for the lion or tiger in the woods 20,000 years ago, we're fearing for the loss of our job, a fight with our partner or a rejection. This becomes our focus, this becomes our energy. Where focus goes, energy flows. The purpose of the morning is to switch focus from our problems to gratitude and optimal bliss in our daily situations. There's a science behind this through our Reticular Activating System (RAS), a part in the brain that send energy towards our focuses, and we subconsciously manifest these focuses. Many techniques in these routines are also there to help decrease inflammation, leading to a better cognitive and hormonal state, making you less susceptible to mental health issues. Start by choosing the first 3 tips that I suggest and start implementing them tomorrow. I guarantee you will notice the difference instantly in your day once you give these a chance.
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February 20, 2019
One Thing You Need to Build Self Worth - PC10
The one thing you need to build your self worth. That's promises. Believe it or not self worth and self confidence are two different pieces of the same family. They're not built in the same way. Confidence is bred externally by putting yourself in situations that make you uncomfortable and working through them. Worth is bred internally by constantly making promises to yourself and keeping them. However there's a danger here that needs addressing. If you tell yourself you're going to do something, and you don't do it, this is a form of self betrayal. Self betrayal leads to less trust in yourself. You therefore lower your belief in yourself in handling situations that are uncertain. If you have no control in the situation, you start to feel anxious. This is where anxiety breeds from. This frequent confirmation in not being able to handle uncertainty by not following through with tasks you give yourself. Following the tips in this episode, I teach you the step by step process of how you will start on your journey of overcoming anxiety, building trust in yourself to handle uncertainty, and eventually establishing a high level of self worth. This isn't an overnight process. However, if you keep at it, it's inevitable that you will heal.
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February 11, 2019
Heal Your Pain - PC9
Pain. We all go through it. It's unavoidable. At the same time it's always curable. Mental Health, Mental Illness or whatever you label it as, it's something you can be freed from with your own self healing. BUT You need to take action and dedicate yourself to this 12 step process. It's not easy to convince yourself that healing it possible when you've been "diagnosed" with depression or been told you're going to live with anxiety for your entire life. I was medically diagnosed with depression and suggested medication for it. I said no. Over the years I have worked my butt off daily to help heal my pains to not overcome them, but to make them my ally. It's a blessing in disguise, something that I will touch on during this episode. The 12 step process talked on during this episode is taken from the traditional 12 steps used since 1935 to heal people from addiction be it alcohol or drugs. Tony Robbins a world class psychologist talks about our problems being the biggest addiction of all. Thus this process is the perfect tool to free us from our problems. The variation I have personally utilized is Russel Brand's 12 step process he uses in his book "Recovery". I then dive deep into the science based methods of each step to be actioned in order for you to heal yourself from your own pains. www.hedleyfitness.com IG & FB @hedleyfitness YT: Kieran Hedley Fitness 
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January 30, 2019
Mental Illness is not an Illness with Nicole LePera (The Holistic Psychologist) - PC8
Nicole LePera also known as The Holistic Psychologist is a deeply experienced and renowned player in the mental health scene. She's recently exploded on Instagram because of her scientific and truthful approach to what was quotes mental illness, now shown to be curable subconscious issues created from old wounds. We discuss how issues such as depression and anxiety can be temporarily freed from the horrible symptoms we experience through medication such as SSRI's (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors). However in the frequent consumption of these, our body becomes adaptive, and then requires excess stimulation or consumption in order to produce these feel good hormones. This does not solve the underlying issue of the true mental health issues we face as humans. Our mind needs to undergo a a lifelong phase of self healing, an expression Nicole has come up with to embody the idea that we are responsible for the healing of our own issues, and that it's possible no matter how big the scars. Some great practical tips for overcoming these issues on your own are also discussed, as well as why we as humans are addicted to our problems, and our most common fears that we face in today's society. You can find Nicole LePera at https://yourholisticpsychologist.com/ and via Instagram @the.holistic.psychologist I highly recommend reaching out to her if you're in need of therapy, as I myself have done with her in the past. Pay attention to her Instagram posts, as there is so much untold truths being showcased on her page that today's society still doesn't talk on enough. www.hedleyfitness.com IG & FB @hedleyfitness YT: Kieran Hedley Fitness
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January 21, 2019
Insecurities in the Fitness Industry with Marnie Al-Saraf - PC7
What insecurities do you face? Do you even know what they are specifically and where they came from? Marnie being an amateur-professional Bikini Athlete at the most recent 2018 Olympia says it all. Here female perspective is refreshing for all of us. We see these "painting" like pictures of these athletes on Instagram, on magazines and even on TV. This becomes our reality of what expectation becomes, an unsustainable approach to looking like someone pulled out a drawing board and sketched the muscles on the person we look up to. She willingly displays vulnerability for us to see the true struggle behind starting in the fitness industry, the floors in the competing mindset, and how to become stronger mentally so that you no longer shift focus to comparing yourself to others. Lastly, she touches on why she temporarily deleted Instagram, a very interesting approach to clearing focus. Apologies for the poor sound quality on Marnie's end, it was my first time recording via Skype. I promise future recordings will be more clear! Follow Marnie Al-Saraf Instagram: @marniefit Podcast: Healths Kitchen Podcast www.hedleyfitness.com IG, FB, SC, TW, @hedleyfitness YT: Kieran Hedley Fitness  
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January 9, 2019
This Year, You Conquer Your Giants - PC6
It's now 2019, and we're all coming in strong with some crazy life changing resolutions. Now this is a good thing because it shows a desire for change. A desire to produce a better version of ourselves. However, will you action it this year, or will it turn out like 99% of all of your other resolutions. Dead by January the 21st. We all have our own giants, so start there. Start by facing the giants you have deep down trying to protect you from yourself. Whether that's low self worth, jealousy, anger, depression, anxiety, discouragement, low motivation - they're all giants we have to face at some point. Even if you fall into your subconscious to protect yourself from your own struggles, they all surface eventually. Action on these, and make your giants conquerable through the methods described in this episode. While listening, I want you to ask yourself this one question consistently, and notice how throughout the podcast it changes considerably. The question is "who are you really?". Is this something you can answer in depth without hesitation? I guarantee your answer to that now will change after listening, and you will have a whole new power in personal development through a new self awareness. www.hedleyfitness.com IG, FB, SC, TW, @hedleyfitness YT: Kieran Hedley Fitness 
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January 1, 2019
Breeding Self Confidence: If you're not growing, you're dying - PC5
Self confidence isn't something that just comes with time, it's something that is bred, nurtured and developed overtime. It's also not something that you keep. It will come and go like any feeling or thought. The biggest notable issue is when we take the foot off the accelerator once a level of confidence is achieved and we reach a point of comfort in the place we were once uncomfortable and shy. This level of worth feeds our ego and we let go of the growth we used to attain our level of confidence. What got you here will not get you there. Once you're comfortable in an area, find a new area to develop in to continue that growth. For if you're not growing, you're dying. In kinder words it means you're going backwards. There is no in between with growth. We talk on the predominant issues in today's society creating these low levels of self worth that produces low confidence levels. Each issue is addressed in a practical way, leading to practical advise on how to target each obstacle in your confidence to negate it. Ultimately, we are creating a growing, self-loving, fulfilled individual confident in the way he or she is perceived to others because the thoughts of judgement do not affect their own thoughts, actions and emotions. Breed your own self confidence, or it will never happen. www.hedleyfitness.com IG, FB, SC, TW, @hedleyfitness YT: Kieran Hedley Fitness
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December 17, 2018
How to Feel Happy in Any Situation & Face Mental Health - PC3
This episode we dive into a developed technique that works every time you come across a situation, thought or feeling that drives you into the ground. The key is to use this the moment anything negative arises before you amplify it through pessimistic thinking or action. It's a natural tenancy as a human being to make these issues worse than they are. In fact, we struggle to see the light in them. Allow me to create perspective for you, so that you can see the light in any situation, and you can also learn and grow from it to make you a better, stronger person because of it. The topic of mental health is a big part of this episode, as it relates so directly to people who struggle, and how we need to think and feel about mental health. If you don't struggle with mental health, but want a happier, more fruitful and positive life, then this is also a perfect podcast for you. Please share this with someone who genuinely needs help with thinking and feeling more optimistically. This has changed my life around, and it has changed many of my clients' lives around, so I know it works! Everything in life happens for you, not against you. www.hedleyfitness.com IG, FB, SC, TW, @hedleyfitness YT: Kieran Hedley Fitness
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December 5, 2018
From Shy to Showy - PC1
The very first episode of the Pocket Coach podcast with Kieran Hedley. Many of you may know Kieran from Instagram as Hedleyfitness, a crazy Kiwi nutter from New Zealand in the fitness industry. This episode was filmed kneeling on the wooden floor of his wardrobe, because the apartment echos too much. You can hear the pain in the last 30 seconds of the podcast. Kieran has been blessed enough to have built relationships with the top people in the New Zealand and Australian fitness industries, allowing him to build into the American fitness industry. Living everywhere, he is currently situated in Quebec in Canada, a French speaking state, and he can't even speak French. We talk about the transition of a shy, timid and depressed school kid to an optimistic, strong and self confident coach not afraid to take risks. This is the first of many episodes to come in fitness, nutrition, hormones and mental health. www.hedleyfitness.com IG, FB, SC, TW, @hedleyfitness YT: Kieran Hedley Fitness
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November 25, 2018