Episode 11: One Practice to Start Thriving

podcast Jan 29, 2020

My journey towards healing and moving from surviving to thriving actually started in my mind. Perceived authorities and assumptions can strongly affect our beliefs and our views of reality. Over time we can become confined and limited by our unquestioned and subtle beliefs. It’s so important that we take the time to slow down to analyze and question them by looking at the “story I tell myself” about various parts of life. Join me as a share insights and anecdotes from my own journey along with wisdom from some trusted guides I’ve come across along the way!

Before we dive into this conversation, I wanted to let you know of something that is coming down the pipe which I’m super excited about. I’m going to be launching a youtube channel! This is going to be a concentrated effort to provide access and support to the birth worker community, with tutorials and exercises to support your body as your move through your life thriving. A few of the topics include, how to address foot pain (hello 12 hour+ shifts and hospital floors) how to maneuver around a birth tube without killing your back or feeling awkward and clumsy, hand stretches and strength to support before and after long periods of applying counter pressure or rebozo. What I’d love to hear from you is if there is anything specific you’d like to see on the channel! I’d appreciate any an all ideas that would serve you! Just send me an email at erinunderwoodmovement@gmail.com and you can just title it, youtube ideas! I’m super excited to create this content for the thriving birth worker community and will keep you posted as soon as we go live!

Topics covered in this episode:

  • I tell a story about the first time I went to outdoor school, and the adventure that followed!
  • Noticing when a perceived authority, or cultural assumptions can filter our views of reality
  • Understanding the basic neuroscience of how the brain is always looking to prove itself right, if you believe something, your brain is hard wired to look for things that confirm this.
  • I get vulnerable about my sugar addition!
  • Comparing empowered and disempowered statements and how our brain response to both
  • Where to start when you feel bad at self care
  • Processing how beliefs that don't serve us can be handed down from authorities (knowingly or unknowingly)  are very disempowering, it makes us feel so powerless to change our situation.
  • How these mindset shifts care helpful for business, health and wellness. 

Byron Katie’s 4 Questions:

  • Is it true?
  • Can you absolutely know it’s true?
  • How do you react, what happens, when you believe the thought?
  • Who would you be without the thought?

Once you image yourself in the new situation you can ask your self to find 3 examples of how that new example is true.

If you have tried or do try this method, I’d love to hear what surfaces for you. Remembering how our brains are wired, and if we present them with more options, suddenly we can see them! I know your lives are full of thriving opportunities, and I’m so thrilled to practice along side of you as we all move into seeing the beauty and possibilities in this life, both professionally and personally!

Freebie:

Self Care Journaling Practice: If self care specifically is a sticking point for you, and you want to dive deeper into your own conscious and subconscious believes around this, I’ve created a Self Care Journaling practice for you. 

Do you know another birth worker who needs to hear this message, go ahead and share this podcast with them! And if you’re enjoying these conversations, if you could rate, subscribe, and leave me a message I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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