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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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
If your emotions repeatedly overwhelm you, you may be an emotionally sensitive person. Today we’re sharing a helpful except from the popular audiobook “The Emotionally Sensitive Person: Finding Peace When Your Emotions Overwhelm You,” written by psychologist Dr. Kayrn Hall. Dr. Hall will introduce you to the audiobook and offer a series of questions to help you determine if you are an emotionally sensitive person.read more
Ironically, when you worry, your efforts to stop worrying often backfire on you. All too often, when you try to “talk yourself out of” a worry, you’re likely to fail. So what can you do? In today’s episode, psychologist and anxiety expert David Carbonell shares his funny and wise thoughts on how worry tricks us from his best-selling audiobook “The Worry Trick.” He discusses the difference between doubt and danger, and how to feel more balanced and in control of your worries.read more
Relax, let go and experience a tranquil inner oasis with an abridged guided meditation from the audiobook “Guided Meditations for a Quiet Mind.” This guided meditation is designed to help you stop over-thinking, calm your mind, and briefly slip away from life’s demands to experience a tranquil inner oasis. It utilizes relaxation, mindfulness, and visualization to help you recover a sense of deep inner peace and serenity. Enjoy!read more
When you have difficulty managing your emotions, it can feel like you’re losing control of your whole life. Anger, hurt, grief, worry, and other intense feelings can be overwhelming, and how you react to these emotions can impact your ability to maintain relationships, succeed at work, or even think straight! If you find it difficult to understand, express, and process intense emotions—and most of us do—we have some helpful information from the popular audiobook “Calming the Emotional Storm: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Manage & Balance Your Life” by Sheri Van Dijk.read more
Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the popular audiobook “The Power of Focusing: A Practical Guide to Emotional Self-Healing.” Focusing is a gentle yet powerful self-awareness technique that lets you tap into your body’s wisdom and make positive changes in your life. It is the process of listening to your body in a gentle, accepting way, honoring the wisdom that you have inside you, and hearing the messages that your inner self is sending you.read more
Many people struggle with panic attacks and phobias. Dr. David Carbonell is a psychologist, anxiety expert and author of the audiobook: “Panic Attacks Workbook: A Guided Program for Beating the Panic Trick.” Today he tells us there’s good news and bad news about panic attacks, and the phobias that usually accompany them. The bad news is that panic is a devious, insidious trick that can make you a prisoner in your own life, home and head. The good news? It’s only a trick! People can, and do, overcome this trick.read more
In this episode, we’re going to help you relax, let go of stress, and 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 recover a sense of inner quiet and spaciousness.read more
Psychologist Dr. Amy Johnson shares great advice about how to break bad habits without using willpower. Your habits and addictions are the result of simple brain wiring that can be easily changed. If you want to understand the science behind any bad habit, make the decision to end it, and commit to real, lasting change, her audiobook, “The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit” will help you to finally take charge of your life—once and for all!read more