S1 Ep. 16: Valerie Martin on Feelings, Bridging the Gap Between Our Heads & Hearts & Connecting with Your Authentic Self

A sneak-peek clip of the show…

Valerie Martin, LCSW, RYT, CSAT, psychotherapist and Registered Yoga Teacher joins me for a heart-warming, inspirational (and informational) episode of HeartSpace Podcast. We talk feelings, making positive experiences more impactful, when self-love becomes shaming, yoga, healing body image issues, bridging the gap between our heads and hearts, connecting to our authentic selves, and so much more. This is an episode you don’t want to miss.

Inside the episode we discuss:

  • Being a sensitive person in a sometimes not-so-sensitive world
  • Feelings
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • How our suffering is about our relationship with our thoughts and our feelings
  • Defining what matters to us
  • How our brains tend towards a negativity bias and how to shift that
  • Learning how to not beat ourselves up
  • How to work against your negativity bias
  • Cultivating more positivity into your life
  • Connecting to the feeling state in your body
  • Feeling our feelings
  • How we can intentionally make passing positive experiences more impactful
  • When self-love begins to feel shaming
  • Bridging the gap between our head and heart
  • Working through trauma
  • Valerie’s personal story of disordered eating and body image issues
  • How people heal IN their bodies
  • Yoga
  • Why you can’t always think your way out of whatever you’re going through
  • How we invalidate ourselves
  • How we recycle the same feelings and how not to do this
  • How our thoughts create our reality but our reality also creates our thoughts
  • What is alignment? What does it look like?
  • Connecting with our authentic selves
  • How to know if something isn’t right for you OR if it’s a growing edge