October 31, 2022

Episode 45 - Music Therapy

Have you heard of music therapy before? Or ever wondered what it might involve? If you're curious, this episode is for you! Host Beki is joined by special guests Kayla and Lizzy who are Certified Music Therapists, to discuss what you can expect from music therapy, common misconceptions and much more!

Want to know more about our guests? Lizzy and Kayla are Certified Music Therapists located in Kelowna, BC. They co-own and operate Soul Sounds Music Therapy and offer music therapy services for all ages and abilities. You can learn more about music therapy and the exciting things going on with Soul Sounds at https://soulsoundsmusictherapy.ca 

*A quick note- around 6:30 of the recording, Lizzy mentions that music therapy is a regulated profession. To clarify, music therapy is currently a self-regulated profession in BC. The federation of associations for counselling therapists in BC (FACT BC) is actively working towards government regulation.

Here is also a link to the book we talked about in the podcast, which talks about how we can use music playlists with a purpose to support our health and well-being. 
September 29, 2022

Episode 44: Counselling

In episode 44, Beki is joined by Registered Clinical Counsellor Paige, to talk all things counselling!

You'll hear conversations about what to expect in counselling, how we can find a counsellor that matches our values, and why we might want to try out counselling. If you've considered trying counselling before or want to know more about it, this is an episode you don't want to miss!

Want to know more about Paige? Paige is a Registered Clinical Counsellor located in Kelowna, BC. She truly has a passion for sharing wellness information and frequently posts on platforms like Instagram and TikTok. Interested in being a client? This may also be an option for many Canadians! To learn more, check out her website www.AnotherChapter.ca.

In episode 43, hosts Olivia and Beki discuss mental health days. They chat about the times they took them and why they chose to, as well as experiences of guilt, anxiety, and stress they've had around mental health days. 

You'll hear conversations about how organisations need to do more than just provide staff with mental health days, how in some roles it feels not possible to take a day for ourselves, and plenty more. 

July 7, 2022

Episode 42: Leadership

In episode 42, Beki and Olivia discuss the topic of leadership. You'll hear them chat about what the word means to them in an ideal situation vs what they've found to be true in reality. They share their recent experiences of leadership and how stress can actually be a big part of it. 

Check out this episode to hear about different characteristics that affect leadership, and how we can start to build our own leadership skills.

May 6, 2022

Episode 41: Empathy

Content warning: This episode discusses an abusive relationship and mentions assault. 

It's CMHA's Mental Health Week this week, and the theme this year is empathy. So, hosts Beki & Olivia thought it would be fitting to record an episode on the topic!

You'll hear them discuss what empathy really is, why there's a bit of an anti-empathy movement, and what empathy misses are. 

In this episode hosts, Beki and Olivia, discuss something that many of us do without even thinking - judging others. 

You’ll hear why it’s something so common, but also why judging others can be harmful to others as well as ourselves. From chatting about how our judgements come from deep down inside us to empathy being the antidote to judgement, this is an episode you don’t want to miss!

February 17, 2022

Episode 39 - Humour

Episode 39 focuses on the topic of humour! Beki and Olivia discuss ways that humour can be supportive for us, but also can be a way of us avoiding what’s going on for us.
 
You’ll hear how some forms of humour and laughter can create good relationships, connection, and open perspectives. But also other forms of humour can be a way of shutting down vulnerability or not dealing with things.
 
Check out this episode to hear the hosts share how they use humour, and how we can be aware of the type of humour we're using.
In this episode, hosts Beki & Olivia discuss how it’s a lot easier to provide suggestions for someone than it is for us to take our own advice. You’ll hear conversations about enabling vs supporting, how our emotions make it harder, and that working in the mental health field can create some barriers or expectations when supporting our own mental health.
 
Check out this episode for honest conversations from Olivia and Beki. About how they’re doing and how they, like everyone else, find it difficult to listen to your own advice to support yourself.

In Episode 37, Beki & Olivia speak openly and honestly about how their physical health impacts their mental health. The two share the difficulty of supporting their mental health when they're experiencing long-term physical health issues, as well as sharing how they may need to work on accepting their experience, looking at their goals, and giving themselves time to grieve. 

You'll hear conversations about resentment, resilience, fear & experiences of medical discrimination. 

In the final episode of the Relationships Mini-Series, Beki and Olivia discuss a fitting topic - Ending Relationships. 

In this episode, the hosts discuss how a relationship coming to an end is never easy and can have an impact on our mental health and well-being. From things to consider when choosing to end a relationship, to how we can support ourselves through a relationship ending, this is an episode you don't want to miss!

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