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Author: Gwen Watson and Kate White

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Exploring some of the lesser-known (and occasionally bonkers) methods of self-care, self-love and ways to make you feel good. Gwen and Kate talk to people about what's right up their street, then try it out themselves to see if it works. ## Released fortnightly. Contains bad language and inappropriate laughter. ## Editor - Andy Turvey. Music - Andrew Grimes. Artwork - Erica Frances George. ## Support Right Up My Podcast here: https://www.patreon.com/rightupmypodcast ## @rightupmy
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Ep.11 - Sound Therapy

Ep.11 - Sound Therapy

2021-04-1456:27

Do you like a gong? What about a bong, or even a dong! Join us as we explore the world of therapeutic sound, with expert Sound Therapist Farzana Ali, who uses crystal bowls, Himalayan bowls and drums to induce meditation and a deep state of relaxation.Sound therapy can reduce anxiety, boost mood, lower blood pressure and even alleviate chronic pain, and much much more.Find out more about Farzana at https://www.instagram.com/thesoundtherapist/You can enjoy Farzana's full crystal bowl meditation, recorded exclusively for Right Up My Podcast listeners, for free on our Patreon site:https://www.patreon.com/rightupmypodcastEditor - Andy TurveyMusic - Andrew GrimesContent Editor - Cat O'BoaillArtwork - Erica Frances GeorgeJoin the RUMP Club! Support us and access exclusive content at: https://www.patreon.com/rightupmypodcast
Spring has officially sprung, and all we want is to be OUTSIDE! Join us as we talk to integrative psychotherapist Jonathan Hoben about the healing power of walking. Jonathan, who pioneered the concept of Walking Therapy, shares his insights and experiences of using the 'walk and think' method to help clients reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, low self-confidence, work stress & anger, and to live healthy, fulfilling lives.Find our more about Jonathan and his work https://jonathanhoban.com/Follow Jonathan on instagram, where he will be running insta live sessions giving free advice: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan_hoban/His book, Walk With Your Wolf is published by Yellow Kite Books: https://www.yellowkitebooks.co.uk/titles/jonathan-hoban/walk-with-your-wolf/9781473693210/Editor - Andy TurveyMusic - Andrew GrimesContent Editor - Cat O'BoaillArtwork - Erica Frances GeorgeJoin the RUMP Club! Support us and access EXCLUSIVE CONTENT! at https://www.patreon.com/rightupmypodcastWe have also added to our Patreon page a copy of the walking exercise that Gwen and Kate followed from Jonathan's book Walk With Your Wolf.  You can access this content for FREE: https://www.patreon.com/posts/walking-exercise-49479503
Ep.9 - Laughter Yoga

Ep.9 - Laughter Yoga

2021-03-1757:20

Welcome to a brand new season of Right Up My Podcast! We're so happy to be back and are kicking things off by exploring the ultimate feel-good activity, laughter. Who doesn't like a good old belly laugh, right? We're joined by Laughter Yoga expert Lotte Mikkelsen, who explains exactly why laughter is so good for us both physically and mentally, and the incredible things that happen in our bodies when we have a good ol' LOLz. She also shares with us different ways that we can all bring more laughter into our everyday.If you would like to find our more about Laughter Yoga and the work that Lotte does then go to https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/You can find out more about the Telephone Laughter Club here: https://www.unitedmind.co.uk/laughterclubs/telephonelaughterclub/Editor - Andy TurveyMusic - Andrew GrimesContent Editor - Cat O'BoaillArtwork - Erica Frances GeorgeJoin the RUMP Club! Support Right Up My Podcast and access EXCLUSIVE CONTENT at https://www.patreon.com/rightupmypodcast
Ep.8 - Tantric Massage

Ep.8 - Tantric Massage

2020-12-2201:02:00

In this final episode of the series, we bring you a Christmas treat! We go back to before pandemics were on our radar, to a heady time when Gwen took one for the team and got a tantric massage all in the name of feeling good. Before we hear the edited highlights of her visit with tantric masseur Graham, we talk to tantric practitioner and teacher Keone, who gives us an insight into the philosophy behind tantric massage and the vast positive impacts that it has on many people's lives.Warning: there is a lot of talk of genitalia in this episode. Plus a lot of giggling. Not fit for children or Gwen & Kate's dads. Massive thanks to all our listeners for your support during our first series – we look forward to meeting again in 2021 when we return with Series 2 of Right Up My Podcast.If you would like to find out more about tantric massage, or to book your own, please contact:Keone (London based): urbanhaircut@hotmail.comGraham Stevenson (Bristol based): https://southwesttantra.co.uk/tantra-massage-bristol-graham.phpOwn websites:https://guidedintimacy.com and https://www.doctorgraham.co.ukEditor - Andy TurveyMusic - Andrew GrimesContent Editor - Cat O'BoaillArtwork - Erica Frances GeorgeYou can support Right Up My Podcast here:  https://www.patreon.com/rightupmypodcast
Ever had a task to do that for some reason you can never quite get round to? Or felt that uneasy feeling when you're chilling out, because deep down you know that there are other things that you really should be doing? Yup, us too! In this episode we talk to Change Coach, Fiona Powley, about procrastination and what's behind this frustrating but very common behaviour. She walks us through a series of techniques that we can use to overcome... and we're not talking timers and lists here.If you'd like to receive Fiona's procrastination toolkit, put together especially for Right Up My Podcast listeners, then go to the following link: https://mailchi.mp/9008c70c76d0/rc8o5f84mlTo find out more about Fiona Powley and her work, head to https://fionapowleychangecoach.co.uk/Watch Tim Urban's TED Talk, Inside the mind of a master procrastinator:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arj7oStGLkUEditor - Andy TurveyMusic - Andrew GrimesContent Editor - Cat O'BoaillArtwork - Erica Frances GeorgeYou can support Right Up My Podcast at https://www.patreon.com/rightupmypodcast
Join us as we go on a journey of discovery into the world of Grounding, aka Earthing. It turns out there is a reason why it feels so good to be barefoot, whether that's on the beach or in the grass – something so simple that we humans have been doing forever, although less so in our modern lives. Dr. Gaetan Chevalier PhD, Director of The Earthing Institute, talks us through the research being done on the health benefits associated with regularly spending time barefoot on the ground, including pain and stress relief, improved sleep and reduced inflammation.To find out more about Grounding, head to The Earthing Institute, where you can read more about the research being done and watch The Earthing Movie: https://earthinginstitute.net/The other film we refer to in this episode is The Grounded:https://grounded.com/the-grounded-movieGaetan also recommends the following Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/earthinginsidersEditor - Andy TurveyMusic - Andrew GrimesContent Editor - Cat O'BoaillArtwork - Erica Frances GeorgeYou can support Right Up My Podcast at https://www.patreon.com/rightupmypodcast
Ep.5 - EFT: Tapping

Ep.5 - EFT: Tapping

2020-11-1258:23

Ever heard of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), otherwise known as Tapping? No? Well, look no further! In this BUMPER episode, we bring you not one, but two experts to talk us through the physical and emotional benefits of Tapping. We learn how it's used in hospitals and schools, in situations of stress and anxiety, and how it can help you manage those uncomfortable emotions that are all part of being human.Featuring non-other than Brad Yates – the Godfather of Tapping and one of the leading names in the world of EFT, dialling in all the way from the USA. Brad, who trained with Gary Craig  the founder of EFT, explains his passion for helping others unleash their inner gifts and talents, culminating in an exclusive bespoke Tapping session!Listen to Brad's guided Tapping session in full at: https://www.patreon.com/rightupmypodcastPlus, a bevy of pearls of wisdom and scientific insights from EFT Master Trainer and Practitioner Tamara Donn who has also created some specially tailored Tapping sessions for Right Up My Podcast listeners: https://tamaradonn.com/eft-videos-optin/For more Brad Yates videos go to https://www.youtube.com/user/eftwizardFor more information on Tamara Donn, the services she offers and her new book, go to: https://tamaradonn.com/Editor - Andy TurveyMusic - Andrew GrimesContent Editor - Cat O'BoaillArtwork - Erica Frances GeorgeSupport us here: https://www.patreon.com/rightupmypodcast
Seems everyone's taking a dip in cold water lately! So in this episode, we chat to cold water swimming expert, Rowan Clarke, about everything you wanted to know about the health benefits of cold water swimming, both mental and physical. Plus a tonne of essential practical information to guide would-be cold water swimmers through their first forays into this euphoria-inducing pastime. Kate goes on to take the plunge for the first time, under the watchful eye of Rowan... and it gets vocal!Editor - Andy TurveyMusic - Andrew GrimesContent Editor - Cat O'BoaillArtwork - Erica Frances GeorgeYou can find out more about Rowan's outdoor swim coaching sessions here: https://www.outdoorswimcoach.com/Follow her on instagram: @_finsandgoggles_and Facebook: @rowclarkeoutdoorsSupport Right Up My Podcast: https://www.patreon.com/rightupmypodcast
Ep.3 - Forest Bathing

Ep.3 - Forest Bathing

2020-10-1255:26

This mind-blowing chat with eco-therapist Stefan Batorijs shines a light on both the physical and psychological health benefits of spending time in the forest. We explore the Japanese art of Shinrin Yoku, which translates as 'Forest Bathing', and disappear into the woods ourselves, discovering some surprising truths about how our bodies and minds react to the environment we long ago evolved in.Editor - Andy TurveyMusic - Andrew GrimesContent Editor - Cat O'BoaillArtwork - Erica Frances GeorgeTo find out more about Stefan's Shinrin Yoku courses, plus the other work he does, go to http://natureandtherapy.co.uk/Support Right Up My Podcast here: https://www.patreon.com/rightupmypodcast
We take a deep-dive into the fascinating world of ASMR. What is ASMR? Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response is the experience of 'feeling sound' or having a physical response to audio and is used by a growing number of people to help with anxiety, insomnia, relaxation and even pain relief. As well as exploring the very different sides to ASMR, we also have a fascinating chat with Psychologist Giulia Poerio about the science behind the phenomenon. We recommend you listen to this episode using headphones to get the full ASMR effect from the clips we play.Thanks to the following ASMR artists... and Lewis Capaldi:ASMR The Chew ( AKA Pickle lady): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKB6QpT1TKDfJY5W7il8G6QLily the ASMR Kitty: @lilyandlunz (Insta)ASMR Zeitgeist: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzGEGjOCbgv9z9SF71QyI7gLewis Capaldi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiSsuTG6Axw(This episode was recorded before the Covid-19 pandemic.)Editor - Andy TurveyMusic - Andrew GrimesContent Editor - Cat O'BoaillArtwork - Erica Frances GeorgeSupport Right Up My Podcast here: https://www.patreon.com/rightupmypodcast
This inspiring chat with Transformation Catalyst & Sexological Bodyworker, Klana Ludwig, shows us how to reconnect with ourselves through our bodies, even when our lives are surrounded by chaos (our chat took place during lockdown).Klana shares a simple yet potentially life changing daily practice and let's us into the secret of how "living orgasmically" can help us love our bodies and ourselves more.You can find out more about the amazing work that Klana does at klana.us.Warning: Contains some bad language and X-rated chat!Editor - Andy TurveyMusic - Andrew GrimesContent Editor - Cat O'BoaillArtwork - Erica Frances GeorgeSupport Right Up My Podcast here: https://www.patreon.com/rightupmypodcast
The theme tune!

The theme tune!

2020-09-0800:20

Launching on Monday 14th September.Right Up My Podcast, talking to people about the things that are right up their strasse, that make them feel good. Hosted by Gwen Watson and Kate White.Music by Andrew GrimesArtwork by Erica Frances GeorgePhoto by Colin Moody
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