423: Psychotherapist Reveals How to Be Mentally Strong in a World of Change & Uncertainty | Julia Samuel


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Julia Samuel MBE (IG: @juliasamuelmbe) is a leading British psychotherapist.

During the last thirty years she has worked first for the NHS and then in private practice. Julia is Founder Patron of Child Bereavement UK.

Her previous bestselling book is Grief Works. Julia’s latest book is This Too Shall Pass.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • From the womb, Julia was wired to connect
  • Being a decorator is not so different from being a therapist
  • The key to a strong and lasting relationship
  • Walking and talking is therapeutic
  • A ritual is a habit with a soul
  • The secret weapon of communication is listening
  • Working with families who lost babies & children
  • Dare to love and live despite the pain
  • Using breathing meditations to disconnect from work
  • How to support someone who is going through immense grief
  • How to move through grief in a healthy way
  • What are living losses?
  • Dare to grow outside your comfort zone
  • Understanding planned vs. unplanned change
  • Every choice is an end and the beginning of something else
  • People that adapt to change thrive in life
  • The quality of relationships in our lives defines the quality of our life
  • Prioritizing friendships through different phases of life
  • Recognize the limits of family relationships
  • Use journaling as a tool to create a better relationship with yourself
  • Exercise as an antidepressant
  • Choosing and building tiny habits
  • Julia’s personal struggles with social media
  • Distractions can be healthy
  • Where certainty ends hope begins
  • What is one thing you are grateful for today?
  • We are all going to die
  • In the end, love matters most
  • None of us are perfect

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