Your Great Journey is a bi-weekly self-improvement podcast offering brief tips, techniques and insights to help you master big change.
We share excerpts from inspiring audio books and interviews with psychologists and self-improvement experts.
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Psychologist Dr. Randy Paterson is the author of the audiobook “How to be Miserable: 40 Strategies You Already Use.” In today’s illuminating conversation he shares a surprising, counter-intuitive approach to self-help — one that can inspire you to break out of old, unhealthy patterns and live a life of contentment.read more
What bad habit would you like to change? How many times have you tried to break free of it? Why is it that for all our good intentions and heroic willpower we’re often unsuccessful, and end up right back where we started? How can we overcome bad habits for good? In this lively conversation, psychologist Dr. Amy Johnson shares her insights to help you break any habit—once and for all—without using willpower. Dr. Johnson is author of the audiobook “The Little Book of Big Change: The No Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit.”read more
In this informative conversation, psychologist Dr. Karyn Hall talks about the power of mindfulness, and why it is especially helpful for those who struggle with emotional sensitivity. An emotionally sensitive person herself, she shares one of the most effective techniques she’s learned for managing emotions and finding self-acceptance. Dr. Hall’s audiobook “The Emotionally Sensitive Person: Finding Peace When Your Emotions Overwhelm You,” presents powerful tools for staying in the present moment, identifying emotional triggers, and experiencing overwhelming or uncomfortable emotions without becoming upset.read more
Dr. Judith Siegel, author of the audiobook “Stop Overreacting: Effective Strategies for Calming Your Emotions,” offers practical techniques to help us learn how to calm emotional memories. These techniques can be used in times of stress or pain to side-step your anxiety and stay in the present moment.read more
In this episode, we’re going to help you relax and reduce stress. You’ll experience a tranquil inner oasis with an abridged guided meditation for letting go from the audiobook “Guided Meditations for Letting Go.” This guided meditation utilizes relaxation, mindfulness and visualization to help you let go of stress and feel a greater sense of inner calm.read more
Mindfulness has been proven to help reduce anxiety, depression and stress while strengthening emotional stamina. Today mental health therapist Sheri Van Dijk introduces the basic techniques regarding how to to be present in the moment with mindfulness practice. The beauty of mindfulness is its accessibility—you can practice anywhere and anytime. In twenty minutes, you can feel clearer, calmer and more centered, regardless of what’s going on around you. And if you find yourself in the middle of an emotional storm, can you use mindfulness to get your bearings? Yes!read more
Are your emotions causing you anxiety? Emotions can be quite beneficial, but sometimes, emotions can have unwanted consequences, especially when they cause us fear or anxiety. Today, Psychologist Dr. David Klemanski, author of the audiobook “Don’t Let Your Anxiety Run Your Life,” talks about the latest and most effective techniques available to reduce and eliminate anxiety, including how to overcome anxiety with mindfulness.read more
Why do we practice meditation? When we practice meditation, what do we hope will change? In our own way, each of us is seeking liberation. If you’re seeking a life of greater introspection, freedom and love, then we hope you find inspiration in Robert Rabbin’s thoughts on the power of meditation. Robert Rabbin is the author of audiobook “The Sacred Hub: Living in the Shimmering Light of Your True Self.”read more
Jeff Foster is a spiritual teacher and author of the audiobook “Falling in Love with Where You Are.” Today he asks: “What will you do with this one precious, fleeting gift of life?” The answer, he says, is simple, because life is short. Discover your passion. Find a way – however much you have to struggle at first – of doing what moves you and connects you to the deepest truth of yourself.read more
Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook “Stop Overreacting: Effective Strategies for Calming Your Emotions,” written by marriage and family therapist Dr. Judith Siegel. When a powerful emotion overcomes us, our first response may be to run away from the experience through numbing, shutting down, looking for distractions, or becoming angry. However, calming emotions can be achieved by identifying and naming the emotion which can stimulate the left-brain, right-brain circuits and help us to stop overreacting and start feeling in control. This audiobook helps you identify your emotional triggers, discover a new way of processing impulsive thoughts and feelings, and learn how to neutralize overwhelming emotions and choose healthy responses instead of flying off the handle.read more