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Gabrielle Treanor

Discover how to quieten your worrying mind, be free from overthinking and enjoy your life as it is right now. Gabrielle Treanor, certified coach, writer and teacher, shares how.

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Some days are just hard, right? You might not know why but you wake up and all you want to do is get back under the duvet and stay there. But you can’t –you have responsibilities, a long to do list, commitments. So what do you do? Take a JED… In this episode I share: What a JED is! A different way of approaching your to do list That rest is productive (yes, you read that right) The drawback of forcing yourself onwards Resources: Check out the Coping with Christmas self-paced, online course here  Get your free goodies in the free resource library here If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here

Dec 1

8 min 20 sec

Rose White, a nutrition and intuitive eating coach, has a wonderful ethos around eating and nourishing ourselves that has absolutely nothing to do with diets. And because we can get so knotted up around what we eat and drink and how that affects how we feel and think I knew she would be great to talk with. In this episode we discuss: How what we consume affects our calm and joy Where and why our thinking around food goes astray Toxic diet culture What interception is and how it can help us to understand and nourish ourselves better Resources: Get your free goodies in the free resource library here This conversation was first aired on my new radio show – The Calm & Joy show on Yowah Radio – on every Sunday 4-6pm UK time, find out more here You can connect with Rose White on Instagram here or on her website here If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here

Nov 24

27 min 2 sec

Fashion creative, sewing whizz and podcaster Karen Arthur is passionate about encouraging us all to inject more joy into our daily lives through the clothes we dress in. It’s not about following trends, it’s about wearing what you love. In this episode we discuss: What wearing your happy means Why Karen disagrees with saving clothes for best A reality check to celebrate each day The impact of menopause and talking about it on everyone’s calm and joy Resources: Get your free goodies in the free resource library here This conversation was first aired on my new radio show – The Calm & Joy show on Yowah Radio – on every Sunday 4-6pm UK time, find out more here You can connect with Karen Arthur on Instagram here or her podcast Insta account is here and her podcast is Menopause Whilst Black If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here

Nov 17

26 min 21 sec

A self-described professional experimenter Sasha Glasgow hosts journalling workshops and the podcast 'This is Your RemindHer'. She’s showing how journalling rules can be broken to make it work for you. In this episode we discuss: What journalling is in essence Making journalling more accessible Sasha’s brilliant journalling anchors How it can help you feel joy as well as work through difficult stuff Resources: Check out the self-paced, online course Rooted – Feel calm, in control and confident you can cope here This conversation was first aired on my new radio show – The Calm & Joy show on Yowah Radio – on every Sunday 4-6pm UK time, find out more here You can connect with Sasha Glasgow on Instagram here, on her website here and her podcast is This is Your RemindHer If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here

Nov 10

24 min 54 sec

Mindfulness teacher and author Frances Trussell works with people experiencing anxiety and depression to help them re-engage with the present and find more calm and joy by doing so.  In this episode we discuss: The biggest obstruction to feeling calm and joy when you’re anxious The surprising truth about how quickly you can access calm How toxic positivity gets in the way Reframing mindfulness for those who eyeroll at the mention of it A quick and effective action to calm anxiety Resources: Get your free goodies in the free resource library here This conversation was first aired on my new radio show – The Calm & Joy show on Yowah Radio – on every Sunday 4-6pm UK time, find out more here You can connect with Frances Trussell on Instagram here and on her website here If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here

Nov 3

24 min 14 sec

From posting her positive messages and colourful illustrations on Instagram Stacie Swift has grown a devoted following as well as writing and illustrating two books all with the goal of helping you to feel good about you and your life.  In this episode we discuss: The challenge of helping others without wearing yourself out Being intentional with what you give your attention to How having better boundaries works for other people as well as yourself The importance of giving yourself the time, care and understanding you give to others Recognising when you’re overwhelmed and what’s really the cause of it Resources: Get your free goodies in the free resource library here This conversation was first aired on my new radio show – The Calm & Joy show on Yowah Radio – on every Sunday 4-6pm UK time, find out more here You can connect with Stacie Swift on Instagram here, on her website here and her books are 'You Are Positively Awesome' and the 'Positively Awesome Journal' If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here

Oct 27

20 min 50 sec

Author of four books, Natalie Lue helps people pleasers, perfectionists and relationship strugglers overcome their emotional baggage so that they can live their best life. In this episode we discuss: The maladaptive habits we developed in childhood that become problematic when we’re adults Where we go wrong in our thinking that leads to people-pleasing How shaping ourselves to fit others takes away our calm and joy How we can feel more genuine calm and joy Resources: Find out all about The Calm Mind Club and join while the doors are open here https://gabrielletreanor.com/jointhecalmmindclub  Get your free goodies in the free resource library here This conversation was first aired on my new radio show – The Calm & Joy show on Yowah Radio – on every Sunday 4-6pm UK time, find out more here You can connect with Natalie Lue on Instagram here, on her website here and her podcast is called The Baggage Reclaim Sessions If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here

Oct 20

24 min 9 sec

Emily Quinton, writer, photographer and speaker, has a busy life with four neurodivergent children and our conversation centres around how she makes space for calm and joy not just for her family, but for herself too. In this episode we discuss: What Emily has found is essential for being able to be there for her family in the way she wants to  How Emily structures her day and her wellbeing toolkit Challenging societal expectations around rest How creativity plays a part in her family’s happiness Resources: Find out all about The Calm Mind Club and join while the doors are open here Get your free goodies in the free resource library here This conversation was first aired on my new radio show – The Calm & Joy show on Yowah Radio – on every Sunday 4-6pm UK time, find out more here You can connect with Emily Quinton on Instagram with her allsortsoflovely account here, or her EmilyQuinton account here and on her website here If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here

Oct 13

25 min 55 sec

In this solo episode I’m sharing changes to a big part of my work that go against how things are usually done to follow through with my intention to help you ditch the overwhelm and pressure so you can feel more calm and joy. Resources: Find out all about The Calm Mind Club and join while the doors are open here Get your free goodies in the free resource library here If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here

Oct 10

10 min 2 sec

Rebecca McMillan, artist and owner of the Wildflower Illustration Company and the Wildflower Paper Club, regularly breaks the online business rules by taking time offline to create more calm and joy. We talk about connecting on and offline, how it feeds into the calm and joy we feel, and juggling it all with a business and a family too. In this episode we discuss: Making connections offline as well as online What she gains from being offline, as an online business The practical steps she takes to stay in the present offline Juggling her business and family life Resources: Get your free goodies in the free resource library here This conversation was first aired on my new radio show – The Calm & Joy show on Yowah Radio – on every Sunday 4-6pm UK time, find out more here You can connect with Rebecca McMillan on Instagram here, her website here https://wildflowerillustrationco.com and her Wildflower Paper Club here. If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here

Oct 6

25 min 3 sec

Anita Chaudhuri, associate editor of Psychologies magazine, has reported on so many aspects of wellness, psychology, self-development, she has a unique insight into how we can feel more calm and joy.   In this episode we discuss: Where so many wellbeing books and courses go wrong The number one life-changing tool she’s taken from all her research The joy in photography The toxic positivity she sees in the wellbeing world And why Anita prefers joie de vivre!   Resources: Get your free goodies in the free resource library here This conversation was first aired on my new radio show – The Calm & Joy show on Yowah Radio – on every Sunday 4-6pm UK time, find out more here You can connect with Anita Chaudhuri on Instagram here, Twitter here and her website here If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here

Sep 29

27 min 42 sec

Zabby Allen is the creator of the Procrastination Paper so if anyone knows about the impact procrastinating has on our calm and joy it’s Zabby!  In this episode we discuss: Why we procrastinate and how we do it How it gets in the way of us feeling calm and joy What we can gain from procrastinating and how it can be a positive How Zabby has been finding joy in the pandemic Resources: Get your free goodies in the free resource library here This conversation was first aired on my new radio show – The Calm & Joy show on Yowah Radio – on every Sunday 4-6pm UK time, find out more here You can connect with Zabby Allen on Instagram here and on her Procrastination Paper account here, and her website here. If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here

Sep 22

22 min 8 sec

After an extended break the podcast is back with new episodes in a new format – it’s no longer going to just be me talking to you! I’m excited to welcome interesting, wise and downright brilliant women onto the podcast to talk all things calm and joy… In this episode I share: Why the podcast has had such a long break The fear that stopped me from coming back sooner What you can expect from this podcast going forward Other exciting news I have for you! Resources: My new radio show – The Calm & Joy Radio Show on Yowah Radio – is on Sundays 4-6pm UK time at yowahradio.co.uk and find out more here Get your free goodies in the free resource library here Find out what I’ve been up to during the past few months on the blog here If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here

Sep 17

7 min 8 sec

Hang on a mo, do you really think you’re allowed to do what you need, to say what you want, to feel how you feel, to think those thoughts and be the real you? Says who?! In this episode we look at: How we can feel we don’t have permission to think, feel, say, be or do what we want or need The impact this has on our wellbeing and our everyday lives How we can start to allow ourselves to act in the way we truly want to Resources: If you’d like to find out more about coaching with me click here  Come say hi to me here on Instagram, I’m @gabrielletreanor If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here 

Jan 21

9 min 20 sec

Overwhelm is part of the human experience but it’s within our power to deal with it, reduce it and help ourselves to feel less of it. In this episode we look at: Where we can go wrong with our thinking around overwhelm A powerful image to help us gauge how overwhelmed we are How we can start to bring down the overwhelm and feel more in control Resources: The Calm Mind Club is open to join now, check it out and join by clicking here  You can email me your thoughts on the podcast at gabrielle@gabrielletreanor.com Come say hi to me here on Instagram, I’m @gabrielletreanor  If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa by clicking here 

Jan 13

10 min 48 sec

Never mind making resolutions or setting SMART goals and you can definitely forget the new year new you nonsense! There’s one practice I love to do at the start of a new year that feels supportive and inspiring without any pressure. In this episode we look at: What choosing a guiding word for the year is and is not How you can find the word that will best support you What my word (or words?!) are for the coming year Resources: Rooted – the self-study, instant access course to help you feel calm, in control and confident you can cope – is available to everyone, click here for more info. And I’m making it available for free to NHS staff  Come say hi to me here on Instagram, I’m @gabrielletreanor Susannah Conway’s Find Your Word e-course can be found here  If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here

Jan 6

10 min 30 sec

Looking ahead to 2021 doesn’t mean you have to set goals and have a 12-month plan. Thinking about how you want to feel and be as well as what you want to do can give you clarity and a steer on the direction you want to take. In this episode we look at: What you may be thinking or feeling about the coming year How to look ahead to the next year in a way that feels helpful to you 15 suggested journalling questions to explore Resources: Get the journal prompts in this week’s newsletter by clicking here  If you’d like to find out more about coaching with me click here  If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa by clicking here 

Dec 2020

11 min 14 sec

Whether you’re happy to wave off this year or want to slam the door in its face, 2020 has been quite the year. Even with all the uncertainty, the worry, the upset and the challenges, what can we take from this year, what can we learn about ourselves that suggests this year wasn’t a total bust? In this episode we look at: How we can benefit by reflecting on this past year How to take time to reflect in a way that feels right for you 15 suggested reflective journal prompts Resources: Get the journal prompts in this week’s newsletter by clicking here  If you’d like to find out more about coaching with me click here  If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here 

Dec 2020

10 min 30 sec

Some days you wake up feeling out of sorts and you may not know why. So what do you do when you feel like that? How do you deal with those feelings and change your mood? In this episode we look at: What we tell ourselves about how we’re feeling The pros and cons of taking the fast mood change approach How we can help ourselves deal with our rubbish mood Resources: Get your free 7 Steps to Overcome Introvert Overwhelm guide by clicking here  Come say hi to me here on Instagram, I’m @gabrielletreanor  If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here 

Dec 2020

7 min 3 sec

can’t see or don’t feel any difference in yourself in spite of the action you’re taking to bring about change. In this episode we look at: The struggle of trusting in ourselves The power of small steps over time What creates lasting change Resources: My free workshop – 3 Steps to Start Feeling Calm and In Control – is happening on Thursday 26 November and if you can’t join me live you’ll get the replay. Sign up here  Come say hi to me here on Instagram, I’m @gabrielletreanor  If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here 

Nov 2020

6 min 49 sec

When you feel disappointed in yourself Why is it we can be so much harder on ourselves than we are on other people? We can give others leeway and second chances but if we don’t get perfection from ourselves at the first attempt we’re quick to self-criticise and berate ourselves for failing. In this episode we look at: The challenge of feeling disappointed in yourself A completely different way to think about our so-called failures What we gain from falling down that helps us get back up Resources: My new online course, Rooted – feel calm, in control and confident you can cope – is available to pre-order now with two bonuses that are only available for a few more days! Click here to find out more and join Come say hi to me on Instagram, I’m @gabrielletreanor If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here

Nov 2020

9 min 14 sec

We may not realise it but how you are, what you say and do, has an impact that goes beyond those immediately around us. So not only do we affect others when we’re tired, overwhelmed or stressed, but also when we’re energised, relaxed and happy… In this episode we look at: Research that shows just how far-reaching an affect we can have on other people How that questions the idea that taking care of your own needs and desires is selfish I share an example of how I saw the ripple effect for myself What the ripple effect means for how we treat ourselves   Resources: My new online course, Rooted – feel calm, in control and confident you can cope – is available to pre-order now with two bonuses to boot! Click here to find out more and join  Come say hi to me on Instagram, I’m @gabrielletreanor If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa https://ko-fi.com/gabrielletreanor

Nov 2020

9 min 28 sec

This week is a lot, with lockdown restrictions in the UK and the election in the US it can feel overwhelming to manage and cope with. In this episode we look at: Why it’s okay if you’re feeling overwhelmed by it all What you can learn from the past eight months or so What is and is not going to help you during right now How you can get through whatever’s coming next Resources: Sign up for my emails and get your free 7 Steps to Overcome Introvert Overwhelm guide here Come say hi to me on Instagram, I’m @gabrielletreanor If you’d like to find out more about coaching with me click here If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here

Nov 2020

9 min 46 sec

Self-awareness – is it a way to limit and box yourself in, use the labels as an excuse to not do hard things, or is it how you can free and empower yourself to live your life to its full potential? In this episode we look at: The two arguments for and against self-knowledge The empathy scale and what an empath looks and feels like The superpower of being highly empathetic How you and others gain from your deeper understanding of your own nature Resources: Download your free 7 Steps to Overcome Introvert Overwhelm guide by clicking here Come say hi to me on Instagram, I’m @gabrielletreanor If you’d like to find out more about coaching with me click here If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa by clicking here

Oct 2020

9 min 7 sec

Not being able to fall asleep, or waking up in the night, is frustrating and makes life feel even harder than it already is. You try to make yourself go to sleep but you just get more stressed and more worn out. You need help! In this episode we look at: The simple and powerful mindset shift that changes how you feel about lying awake in bed The importance of telling your body and brain to wind down long before your head hits the pillow Two different ideas that you can try to help yourself nod off Resources: Share your views to help me give you the best support to overcome your overwhelm in this survey  Come say hi to me on Instagram, I’m @gabrielletreanor If you’d like to find out more about coaching with me check out here If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here

Oct 2020

8 min 23 sec

Knowing how introverted you are (or aren’t) and understanding what introversion really is (and what it isn’t) empowers you to recognise what contributes to your overwhelm and so how to deal with and reduce it. In this episode we look at: The differences between introversion and extroversion What introversion is and is not How your introversion nature shows up in everyday life How being an introvert can lead to overwhelm How understanding your introversion is freeing, not limiting Resources: Download your free 7 Steps to Overcome Introvert Overwhelm guide here  Susan Cain’s book Quiet If you’d like to find out more about coaching with me click here  Come say hi to me on Instagram, I’m @gabrielletreanor If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here

Oct 2020

10 min 8 sec

When we ‘what if’ we’re usually thinking about what if it went wrong, what if I messed up, what if I can’t do it, what if it’s awful… but there are two sides to what ifs and there’s power in allowing ourselves to imagine what if it went right. In this episode we look at: Our beliefs around what choices and power we think we have The flipside of our standard what ifs The magic in the possibility of our hopes and dreams Resources: Download your free 7 Steps to Overcome Introvert Overwhelm guide here If you’d like to find out more about coaching with me click here Come say hi to me on Instagram, I’m @gabrielletreanor If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes so that others can find it too If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here

Oct 2020

8 min 28 sec

It can be a real struggle to feel able to take care of our own needs and wants when we feel we should be putting others before ourselves so here we tackle it head on. In this episode we look at: The problem with self-care The story that looking after ourselves is selfish A different approach and what it looks like Resources: The Calm Mind Club is open to join until Saturday 3 October, check it out and join here  Come say hi to me on Instagram, I’m @gabrielletreanor If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes, there are instructions for how to do so here https://gabrielletreanor.com/podcast If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here

Sep 2020

7 min 58 sec

During the upheaval and radical changes to our lives that the pandemic has brought about there’s also been time for reflection and realisation of what hasn’t been working for you in the old ‘normal’. In this episode we look at: What you may have been tolerating in the past Identifying what you’ve had enough of now What to do next with this realisation Resources: Download your free 7 Steps to Overcome Introvert Overwhelm guide here  If you’d like to find out more about coaching with me check out the info page here Come say hi to me on Instagram, I’m @gabrielletreanor If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes, there are instructions for how to do so here. If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa https://ko-fi.com/gabrielletreanor

Sep 2020

7 min 21 sec

The podcast returns after an unexpectedly long break where the world turned upside down. This is a quick catch-up and preview episode where I share about the long break and what to expect from future episodes. Resources: To find out more about how you can bring down the overwhelm and feel, calmer, more in control and happier, go to gabrielletreanor.com Come say hi to me on Instagram, I’m @gabrielletreanor If you enjoy the podcast I’d love you to leave a review on iTunes, there are instructions for how to do so here. If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa https://ko-fi.com/gabrielletreanor

Sep 2020

5 min 45 sec

This is an unusually long episode because we’re experiencing an unusual time in the world right now. There are a lot of feelings and thoughts about Coronavirus and all the uncertainty and the lack of feeling in control can feel overwhelming. In this episode we look at: What’s fuelling the overwhelm How we can reduce our feelings of overwhelm Practical steps we can take to still feel connected with others How we can feel more calm and in control How we can allow ourselves to feel joy during this difficult time Resources: For information and advice on dealing with Coronavirus visit the NHS website and UK government website  If the strain on your mental health is feeling like more than you can cope with please seek support from your GP or from Mind, their phone number is 0300 123 3393 If you’d like to explore how I can support you to bring down the overwhelm so you can feel more calm, confident, in control and, ultimately, happier, email me gabrielle@gabrielletreanor.com You can also find me on Instagram @gabrielletreanor If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa https://ko-fi.com/gabrielletreanor

Mar 2020

17 min 50 sec

For the first time in the podcast’s history I reshare seven ideas for how you can bring down the overwhelm and create some calm, and even feel a little more joy, during Christmas and the New Year. In this episode we look at: How your expectations impact your enjoyment of Christmas What small, practical actions you can take to ease the stress What to do if you don’t feel full of festive spirit How to make the most of the good stuff Resources Episode 14: The damaging word every overthinker uses Episode 18: How to deal with difficult emotions If you’d like to explore how one to one coaching with me could free you from the hamster wheel take a look here or message me gabrielle@gabrielletreanor.com and we can have a chat to see if it’s right for you If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here

Dec 2019

12 min 20 sec

When you have too much to do and too little time to do it, it feels impossible to do it all. We get tense, stressed and feel overwhelmed by the pressure and expectation. But there is something we do have control over that helps us to deal with the overwhelm. In this episode we look at: Why feeling overwhelmed is not your fault The three common reactions to feeling overwhelmed How your thoughts and feelings play a part in the overwhelm What you can do to put yourself back in control Resources Check out the special offer available until 20 December on my Focus Calls coaching package to get you quickly get a handle on your overwhelm here  If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here

Dec 2019

11 min 47 sec

Think celebrating is only for big occasions? You’re doing yourself a disservice and the chance to build your resilience, feel stronger and experience more joy, comfort and hope. In this episode we look at: A different way to look at what’s celebration-worthy How and why the voice in your head stops you celebrating What we’re really doing when we celebrate How to gain the benefits from celebrating everyday moments Resources The Calm Mind Club is closing to new members on 3 December and the price will rise when it reopens February 2020. Find out more and join at thecalmmindclub.com Episode 45: Being afraid to feel truly happy If you value what I share in the podcast, and elsewhere, you can buy me a virtual cuppa here

Nov 2019

11 min 4 sec

Comparison is something we all do in everyday life but when comparing yourself to others makes you feel bad it’s time to do something about it. In this episode we look at: How we compare What is confirmation bias and its role in comparison What our judgements about others tells us about ourselves What you can do when you get into comparison  Resources Break the Overthinking Loop online workshop is taking place on Thursday 12 November at 8pm UK time, join here and get the recording if you can’t make it live Get the workshop for free when you join The Calm Mind Club, find out more here Send me your questions for me to answer in a podcast episode to gabrielle@gabrielletreanor.com

Nov 2019

11 min 58 sec

If you feel like you’re not in charge of your own life, or mind, that there’s always so much to do, people to please, expectations to meet, your mind never stops whirring with all the things to remember and worrying what people think of you, you’re not alone. In this episode we look at: What the voice in your head is telling you when you feel this way Why your inner critic is shouting so loudly How to deal with it What you can do to start taking back control of your own life Resources Episode 55: Do you have a choice? If you’d like to explore how one to one coaching with me could free you from the hamster wheel message me gabrielle@gabrielletreanor.com to find out how I can help you Find me on Instagram as @gabrielletreanor Send me your questions for me to answer in a podcast episode to gabrielle@gabrielletreanor.com

Oct 2019

11 min 35 sec

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t – you’re right” – do you believe that? What we believe is possible for us, what we think we’re capable of can see us making progress or keep us feeling stuck. In this episode we look at: The power our beliefs have over us How our beliefs create our world The antidote to a lack of belief What you can do when you only believe a little bit Resources If you believe, even only a tiny amount, that it could be possible for you to be free from overthinking message me gabrielle@gabrielletreanor.com to find out how I can help you Find me on Instagram as @gabrielletreanor Send me your questions for me to answer in a podcast episode to gabrielle@gabrielletreanor.com Join The Calm Mind Club now for £1 at thecalmmindclub.com

Oct 2019

10 min 21 sec

The feeling of being backed into a corner and having little say in our own lives has been coming up in coaching conversations so I’m focusing on the topic of choice in this episode. Do you feel like you have a choice? In this episode we look at: What we don’t have any control over in life Where we can fail to recognise we have a choice The power in making micro choices in everyday life How to feel more in control of life through the choices you make Resources Join The Calm Mind Club now for £1 at thecalmmindclub.com If this topic of choice interests you, perhaps you’re struggling with feeling overwhelmed and you’d like some help finding a way forward, message me gabrielle@gabrielletreanor.com You can find me on Instagram as @gabrielletreanor Send me your questions for me to answer in a podcast episode to gabrielle@gabrielletreanor.com

Sep 2019

10 min 15 sec

As an overthinker it’s all too easy to get stuck replaying a conversation or a situation and thinking up all the different ways you could have handled it and how that could have changed things. So what do you do with all these thoughts? In this episode we look at: What continuing to go over and over something in the past is doing for us When rehashing the past is helpful and when it is not What you can do to help yourself get out of this loop and move forward Resources Find out how I can help you to be free from overthinking and feel free to live your life as you want at theoverthinkerscoach.com Send me your questions for me to answer in a podcast episode to gabrielle@gabrielletreanor.com

Sep 2019

9 min 25 sec

When you’ve spent years, decades, worrying and overthinking it can feel like you’re stuck that way and you’re destined to always be an overthinker. So is it really possible for you to learn how to overthink less? In this episode we look at: What the label ‘overthinker’ means What overthinking is and what it’s not What positive psychology research has discovered that impacts how possible it is to learn how to overthink less Why having tried and failed to worry less doesn’t mean you’ve failed Resources Book your free 30mins Jumpstart Coaching Call (numbers are limited) here Find out about The Calm Mind Club where overthinkers find calm, confidence and community, and join, at thecalmmindclub.com Send me your questions for me to answer in a podcast episode to gabrielle@gabrielletreanor.com

Aug 2019

12 min 12 sec

In our first new-style episode where I answer listener questions we have a brilliant one to start us off with. In this episode we look at: How to treat ourselves when we’re what if-ing Different ways to deal with this particular worry When distraction is helpful and when it is not Resources Find out about The Calm Mind Club where overthinkers find calm, confidence and community, and join, at thecalmmindclub.com Send me your questions for me to answer in a podcast episode to gabrielle@gabrielletreanor.com Find out about working 1:1 with me and book a free call at theoverthinkerscoach.com

Aug 2019

10 min 2 sec

The break was a lot longer than I anticipated but finally the podcast is back and I have plans… In this episode we look at: What’s been happening that caused the break to be almost four months long The (over)thinking that I was doing during that time The new project I’ve been working on that is now at the heart of what I do to help you worry less and enjoy life more How I want you to be involved in the podcast going forward Resources Find out about The Calm Mind Club where overthinkers find calm, confidence and community, and join, at thecalmmindclub.com Send me your questions for me to answer in a podcast episode to gabrielle@gabrielletreanor.com

Jul 2019

11 min 43 sec

By taking just a few seconds or minutes to hit the pause button in your daily life you can calm your overthinking, tend to your own needs, be more intentional and so much more. In this episode we look at: What pressing pause in your own life can look like How it can help you mentally and physically Ten different ways you can gain by taking a moment to be still Resources: There are lots more resources and ways to work with me on my website gabrielletreanor.com Connect with me on Instagram, I’m @gabrielletreanor Join my private Facebook group for overthinkers here

Apr 2019

8 min 35 sec

Stopping ourselves from doing what we want, being successful and happy, doesn’t make sense and yet we all do it. Overthinkers are particularly good at self-sabotaging as we overthink and talk ourselves out of so much. But when we pay attention to ourselves we can start to address it. In this episode we look at: How self-sabotage shows up in life What impact it has on our lives How we can start to address it and curb our inner saboteur Resources: Doors close for the online course Worry Less for Life – how to calm your mind, build resilience and enjoy life more on Friday 29 March, click here to join Episode 41: How fear of failure shows up and what to do about it Episode 43: Build self-belief with the messages you give yourself

Mar 2019

9 min 23 sec

We can lose the sense of awe and wonder we had as children as we get bogged down with the responsibilities and worries of grown-up life. But feeling awe brings us out of ourselves, it reminds us that we’re not the centre of the universe and helps us to get perspective on life. And it feels good too. In this episode we look at: The surprising benefits of spending more time in awe How to take a wonder walk in nature and in a built-up urban area Where else you can find awe in everyday life Resources: There is a new payment plan available for Worry Less for Life – how to calm your mind, build resilience and enjoy life more online course. The course starts on 1 April and doors close to joining on 29 March

Mar 2019

9 min 10 sec

Feeling like you couldn’t cope if things went wrong, if life became super challenging, is a fear overthinkers share. It’s behind a lot of the What If-ing and the need to overplan and be in control at all times. There’s a skill we can all develop and strengthen to help us feel able to cope – resilience. In this episode we look at: How the fear of not being able to deal with life keeps us scared of life What resilience is How being resilient reduces overthinking Different ways we can build and strengthen our own resilience Resources: The Early Bird special offer on my new online course, Worry Less for Life – how to calm your mind, build resilience and enjoy life more, ends 10pm Wednesday 13 March, the course is available to join until 29 March, check it out here Episode 18: How to deal with difficult emotions

Mar 2019

8 min 50 sec

Wanting to please people, to be kind or helpful, isn’t in itself a bad thing. But when your desire to please others, make them happy and life you interferes with how you live your life, it’s no longer kind or helpful to yourself. In this episode we look at: What’s behind people-pleasing What it looks like Why it doesn’t have to be pleasing everybody or nobody How to be compassionate and supportive to others AND to yourself too Resources: My new course is open to join now with an Early Bird special offer, check out Worry Less for Life – how to calm your mind, build resilience and enjoy life more here Episode 19: Why you don’t need to apologise for everything (including your own existence)

Mar 2019

12 min

To some the idea that you’d be afraid to feel happy sounds absurd but not to the overthinker. The fear of being utterly content and joy-filled is real because it’s accompanied by the thought of what if this all goes away? In this episode we look at: Why we feel so scared to be happy How we think we’re protecting ourselves by reining in how joyful we feel What foreboding joy is really doing What we can do to allow ourselves to release the fear and feel the joy we want to Resources: Join the Worry Less and Enjoy Life More Facebook Group  Get the focused support you’re looking for to feel more confident, calm and capable by working with me one-to-one, find out more here

Feb 2019

9 min 40 sec

We all experience change throughout our lives but that may not stop us overthinking and resisting it. How can we cope with change better so that it causes us less upset, grief and stress? In this episode we look at: When we can influence imminent change and when it’s out of our control What we can learn from changes we’ve already experienced How we can take care of ourselves when change feels challenging Five actions we can take to make change feel less stressful Resources: Episode 43: Build self-belief with the messages you give yourself Episode 3: The life-changing power of feeling grateful Be the first to know when Worry Less for Life – my new, most in-depth course on how you can worry less, calm your mind, build resilience and enjoy life more – is available by signing up here. I’ll send you some helpful goodies while you wait too.

Feb 2019

9 min 49 sec

We give ourselves messages all the time, often negative ones, through our internal monologue so why not harness these powerful messages to help ourselves build self-belief? In this episode we look at: The belief statements or affirmations you already use, even if you haven’t realised it How to create new powerful, positive belief statements What affirmations can and can’t do for you How to use affirmations or belief statements in daily life Resources: Episode 14: The damaging word every overthinker uses Episode 19: Why you don’t need to apologise for everything (including your existence) Episode 35: The one little word that can change how we think and feel Join the Worry Less and Enjoy Life More Facebook Group  Feel confident, calm and capable, and live the life you want by working with me one-to-one, find out more here

Feb 2019

11 min 15 sec