Hey Sis! I’m excited to share a recap of our recent episode that struck a chord with many of you. In this episode of the Be Well, Sis podcast, I’m joined by Dr. Maiysha Clairborn and explored the crucial theme of acknowledging and tending to our needs and emotions. If you missed it, no worries—I’ve got you covered with a brief synopsis (along with a link to listen to the episode at the bottom of this page).
**1. Importance of Emotional Acknowledgment**
We kicked off by stressing the game-changing significance of not ignoring internal cues. Delving into the hustle of daily life, we highlighted the power of hitting pause to address what’s going on inside. Trust me, it’s a topic that resonates with all of us!
**2. Slowing Down in a Fast-Paced World**
Our hosts shed light on how societal pressures often nudge us to keep going without processing our emotions. The takeaway? Slowing down and experiencing our feelings is key. We discussed personal stories of disconnecting from emotions and the transformative impact of reconnecting in real-time.
**3. Practical Tips for Grounding**
Ever associated certain feelings with specific emotions? We’ve got you covered with practical tips for grounding. From becoming aware of our surroundings to finding what works best, bringing ourselves back into the present moment is vital for emotional well-being.
**4. Cultivating Resilience in Children and Adults**
Our episode delved into cultivating resilience, emphasizing that it doesn’t require saying yes to everything. The secret? A stable, restorative relationship. We explored how this connection provides the support needed to navigate life’s challenges, for both children and adults.
**5. Healthy Stress vs. Toxic Stress**
Saying no and facing challenges head-on can be transformative, teaching us to recover from setbacks. We discussed the crucial distinction between healthy stress, necessary for growth, and toxic stress, which can lead to long-lasting negative effects.
**6. The Power of Connection for Healing**
Highlighting the importance of connection with others and community, we explored how it can mitigate trauma and promote well-being. Whether it’s a trusted friend or a therapist, having someone who listens without trying to fix or dismiss emotions is a game-changer.
**7. Breaking Free from Isolation Tactics**
We tackled societal pressures that encourage isolation, emphasizing the need to lean on others for strength. Recognizing these tactics is the first step to breaking free and fostering a sense of community and support.
Dr. Maiysha is an integrative physician, visionary, thought leader, consultant, and trainer of neuro linguistic programming, and her specialty in trauma-informed communication is teaching people the power of words and how our unconscious thoughts and beliefs have an impact on the reality we create. She teaches leaders to become trauma-informed by teaching conscious communication and emotional fluency.
How to connect with Dr. Claiborne:
Follow her on Instagram
Listen to her podcast- The Black Mind Garden Podcast
The Mood Meter App- Based on decades of research from Yale. Tell your Mood Meter mobile app how you feel and build emotional intelligence that lasts a lifetime.
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