How to manage your emotions better and why it matters for parents with Dr. Soph


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This week’s guest says there is a damn good reason why people are struggling. We are not raised to understand ourselves.

Dr. Soph is a registered clinical psychologist and a Sunday Times best-selling author of the Manual for being human which is an incredible book.

This is such an interesting episode where you are going to learn why going to therapy and seeking to understand ourselves better isn’t selfish at all and how it actually helps those around us.

We chat about:

  • Attachment styles, your type and how yours can help you and your parenting
  • The one-minute practice to better be able to connect to your feelings
  • How to challenge your feelings of guilt and why we might feel guilty - it’s not what you think

It’s my whistle-stop tour of some of the most important psychological concepts us mothers need to know about. Here is the episode. I hope you enjoy it.

As always, we continue the conversation over on Instagram, so come and join us there.


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Dr Soph has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master's in neuroscience and a doctorate in clinical psychology, and is one of the few clinical psychologists in the world right now taking psychology out of the therapy room. After seeing the staggering decline of the nation’s mental health, she left behind her traditional role as a clinical psychologist in the NHS in order to provide more people with the access they need to have good mental health. Since 2018, she has helped thousands manage their emotional wellbeing by sharing her psychological knowledge on Instagram, on her blog and through her online private practice. Dr Soph is an expert for the mindfulness app Happy Not Perfect and has been featured in global outlets including Vice Magazine, Girlboss, Psych Central and Teen Vogue. A Manual for Being Human is her first book.

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