Mindfulness

How Mindfulness Can Help Us Heal

Would you like the gift of being mindfully present? In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush talks with Mari A. Lee about healing the wounds of past trauma through mindfulness and what to look for in guide on your mindfulness journey.

 

Using Mindfulness to Declutter the Mind

Thirty years ago, Vidyamala Burch began exploring mindfulness and meditation as a means of managing the pain of a spinal injury. In this episode of Woman Worriers, she talks with host Elizabeth Cush about her book Mindfulness for Women – declutter your mind, simplify your life, find time to ‘be.’

 

How Horses Can Help You Heal

Whether you grew up wanting a pony or know nothing about the equine world, you’ll find this episode of Woman Worriers to be fascinating. Host Elizabeth Cush talks with Charlotte Hiler Easley about horses as healers.

 

Lynn Fraser on the Body, the Mind and Trauma Recovery

Research shows that the body stores memories of trauma. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush and her guest Lynn Fraser, author of Friends With Your Mind, talk about safely accessing those memories on the journey to recovery.

 

Elizabeth Cush, LCPC, on Mindful Body Awareness

Our mind and body are intertwined, but we don’t always recognize this connection.  Elizabeth Cush, host of Woman Worriers, explains why it’s important to get in touch with your body and how to hear what it’s trying to tell you.

 

Emily Clark, MSW, on Shame

Survivors of sexual violence often carry a great deal of shame and self blame. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush and her guest, Emily Clark, MSW, talk about overcoming shame and finding confidence in recovery from sexual assault.

 

Sharon Martin on Perfectionism and Anxiety

Pressure to perform perfectly can come from many places—society, the people around us and, very often, from inside ourselves. Perfectionism can add to our anxiety and stress. It can keep us from trying new things for fear of failure. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush, of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., talks with Sharon Martin, a San Francisco Bay-area counselor and author of the Happily Imperfect blog and The CBT Workbook for Perfectionism. They share insights into how perfectionism holds us back and offer strategies to help you overcome perfectionist behaviors and bring your life into balance.

 

Susan Piver on The Four Noble Truths of Love

Can mindfulness help your marriage? In this episode of Woman Worriers Annapolis-based therapist Elizabeth Cush talks with Susan Piver, meditation teacher and author of The Four Noble Truths of Love, about the Buddhist perspective on relationships.

 

Elizabeth Cush on Healing Through Storytelling

Exploring your story can help you put the past in a new perspective. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush shares her story of sexual abuse and talks about how telling it helped her heal.

 

Marisa Goudy on The Healing Power of Writing

If you have ever wondered whether you have a story inside you, this episode of “Woman Worriers” is for you. Annapolis-based therapist Elizabeth Cush talks with Marisa Goudy, a writer and writing coach, about helping women find their voices and the healing power of writing.

 

Nicole Burgess On Introverted Women

If you’ve ever wondered whether you might be an introvert, this episode of “Woman Worriers” is for you. Annapolis-based therapist Elizabeth Cush talks with Nicole Burgess, LMFT, an empowerment mentor for introverted women, about what it means to be an introvert, how anxiety impacts you if you are introverted, and how introverted women can take care of themselves.

 

Jenna Hollenstein on Mindful Eating

If dieting leaves you discouraged—maybe even a little depressed—this episode of Woman Worriers will give you hope. Host Elizabeth Cush talks with Jenna Hollenstein, a nutrition therapist, about the damage that the “diet culture” has done and how mindful eating can help us get in touch with the wisdom of our bodies.

 

Elizabeth Cush on Present Moment Awareness

In the midst of the holiday season — and all the activities and emotions that entails — give yourself the gift of being in the present moment. Elizabeth Cush, host of Woman Worriers, offers a mindfulness exercise to help you feel more grounded.

 

Elizabeth Cush on Holiday Stress

The holidays are upon us — and for many they bring anxiety or sadness. Even if you love the holidays, you can feel overwhelmed. Elizabeth Cush, host of Woman Worriers, offers tips for taking care of yourself during this often stressful season.

Kat Kaeni on Maternal Mental Health

Many women struggle emotionally after the birth of a child. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush interviews Kat Kaeni, a psychologist from Claremont, Calif., who specializes in maternal mental health, about postpartum mood disorders and how to get help for the anxiety or depression.

Dr. Ellis Edmunds on Mindfulness, Anxiety and Relationships

Women aren’t the only worriers. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush interviews Dr. Ellis Edmunds, a clinical psychologist who often treats men with anxiety, about how practicing mindfulness can help you enrich and grow your relationships.

Rebecca Wong on Anxiety, Intimacy and Relationships

Relationship skills don’t always come naturally. In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush interviews Rebecca Wong, LCSW, a relationship therapist, about relationships, intimacy, anxiety, building healthy boundaries, communicating effectively, bringing mindfulness into the moment and more.

Laurie J. Cameron On Mindfulness

Can mindfulness make a difference in your life? In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush interviews author and mindfulness leadership coach Laurie J. Cameron about her new book, The Mindful Day: Practical Ways to Find Focus, Calm, and Joy from Morning to Evening.

Elizabeth Cush On Managing Anxiety

Sooner or later, you’re going to hit your anxiety head on. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush shares her personal experience with managing anxiety in a triggering situation.