Unfiltering Ourselves by Natasha Vaswani
Episode 9: Dealing With Depression
Source: https://www.spreaker.com/user/11045656/ep-9-eng Welcoming you back to one more motivating episode of Unfiltered Emotions Unplugged, I, Natasha Lalwani will talk about depression today Don’t worry I will not demotivate my listeners by mentioning the drawbacks of suffering from depression but rather how to deal with it As we all know depression can be caused by various factors such as: life events, personality traits, genetic issues, childhood traumas, health issues, certain prescribed drugs, abuse of those drugs or alcohol, and social pressures. As a life and happiness coach I always recommend my clients to go to psychologists when dealing with a traumatic past and to keep away from antidepressants However there are natural methods you can apply while experiencing mild depression and to know which ones they are, listen to this episode
Unfiltering Ourselves by Natasha Vaswani
Episode 10: Anxiety
Source: https://www.spreaker.com/user/11045656/ep-10-eng Anxiety consists of unpleasant feelings of distress, uneasiness, stress, apprehension, and nervousness. Thoughts of uncertainty and worry take over you, resulting in difficulty to concentrate and remember According to the statistics, 40 million people suffer from anxiety disorders every year just in the United States You might ask yourself, what causes anxiety and why is it predominant among so many people today If we refer to author and confidence coach, Jeff Spires, who has written a very informative blog on my website, he refers to our brain as the reptilian brain having the fear response system which is responsible for our base instincts. Its job is to help us survive by activating the fight, flight or freeze strategy. Which strategy is applied by which person is dependent on various factors that will be discussed in another episode When we are in the flight or freeze mode, a certain fear causes us to move away from that challenge. Whereas when we use the fight strategy, we are hyper-focuses and want to fight our way out of that situation. The main problem is that most of the time the fear response system is on high alert which creates mental blocks through unwanted emotions Jeff also mentions Kaizen as a very effective method to deal with anxiety, where the target goal is broken down into small steps that are individually focused on, in order to overcome the feeling of overwhelm We experience anxiety through various symptoms which determine the type of anxiety and if treated well, we do live an anxiety-free life! The focal point is concentrating on digging deep within and pulling out the root of the anxiety. Each anxiety type has got a trigger and we need to know this trigger so that we can substitute it with a less aggressive option and with time eliminate it from our lives Which anxiety type do you fall under and to what extent does it affect your life? If you feel that you need to get rid of your anxiety as soon as possible as it is creating turmoil in your life, what are you doing to change it? are you ready to invest that time, effort and energy into creating an anxiety-free life? These are all essential questions you can ponder on and act according to what you believe is best for you If you require assistance in overcoming your anxiety, you can contact me for one-to-one consultations where I walk you through your type of anxiety according to your symptoms, offering you various natural methods to analyze trigger points so that the root of the anxiety comes to the surface and we can treat it I will leave you with some food for thought: Anxiety is one little tree in your forest. So step back and look at the whole forest!
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Episode 11: The Art Of Kaizen
Source: https://www.spreaker.com/user/11045656/ep-11-eng Episode 11 talks about Kaizen which was mentioned last week as a powerful method to treat anxiety Kaizen originated in Japan, and the term consists of two concepts — “kai” (change) and “zen” (wisdom). This theory was invented by Masaaki Imai, who confirms that this philosophy can be applied successfully in business as well as to one’s personal life Due to its nature, at times there is disbelief on achieving the desired results in the Western culture as people are trained to focus on the finish line. However, as Kaizen explains, if we break down our goals into small steps and work on them, we will successfully attain these goals Kaizen also states that highly structured challenging programs of self-improvement can deprive a person of a lot of energy resulting in exhaustion, and incomplete results. Whereas, Kaizen focuses on continuous improvement as a daily routine In other words, continuous improvement is not the definition of kaizen but the result of it if executed well The best thing about Kaizen is that anybody can try it anywhere in the world and at any time. All we need to do is determine what we want to achieve and we are set to go! There is tremendous amount of information online on how companies have grown after implementing the methodology of kaizen into their work areas Nonetheless, I would like to bring to your attention how kaizen can affect our emotional growth. Kaizen isn’t only continual improvement but also continuous self –development as one needs to work on internal factors to achieve successful results in all areas of their lives In fact, Kaizen is a mental process of bringing your innate potential to the surface by developing strong willpower to break the status quo or the existing state The point is not creating this change with positive thinking but by being responsible for your struggles and acknowledging your negative emotions. I always tell my clients that there is nothing as a positive or negative emotion as both are two-sides of a coin. Depending on which side you are on, you crave to experience the other side. In other words, if we would only experience a completely happy life we would never grow as we learn from our mistakes. So you need to hit rock bottom at times to spring up with a bang and make that change happen We shall understand that without accepting this internal struggle we will not be motivated to avoid defeat in the future Hansei is the practice of self-criticism that fuels Kaizen as it inspires us to work towards self-improvement. What happens is that just positive thinking does not derive any personal growth because it hinders any sort of development. When you criticize yourself you understand what you need to work on and with motivation and dedication you create the change to convert your weaknesses into your strengths Digging deep within is not easy and if it were easy we wouldn’t value it at all! The human mind is conditioned in such a way that we don’t like anything easy in life but also get disheartened when our actions don’t reap our desired results. That’s when emotions such as anger, anxiety, jealousy and shame come into power to create that motivation in us to improve the situation at hand Experiencing these emotions is essential to carry out the process of Kaizen as it forces your human instincts to drive you to better results As you know, a process is only effective if practiced on a consistent basis so until you are not motivated to acknowledge your failures, no true change will occur I am not demeaning the power of positive thinking as we require positivity from day to day but as the proverb states, “no pain, no gain” There is never a finish line as if there would be, we wouldn’t push our limits and achieve the impossible. And while achieving our goals in life, we need to remember to keep our egos to a minimum as our ego stops our personal growth. While we are on our journey towards the goal we shall also help others because all of us are eventually one creation. After all, leadership qualities are only attained if you improve your and others’ weaknesses to achieve the desired results Kaizen isn’t a goal one has to achieve but the ability to challenge your mindset by accepting your drawbacks as well as others and creating the motivation from within to establish a change So take small steps and work on them to achieve your goals and while you are at it, focus on your emotions and use them as a motivator to create a shift from within that will radiate fantastic results on your personal and professional life You are most welcome to write your comments below
Unfiltering Ourselves by Natasha Vaswani
Episode 12: Dealing With Anger
•I, Natasha Lalwani welcome you back to episode 12 of my podcast show, Unfiltered Emotions Unplugged •Today I will be discussing a very sensitive topic requested by my listeners and followers, which is anger •Unlike what most of the people think, anger is not a bad emotion, and it is only the consequences of anger which create destructive thoughts and actions •All of us experience anger at some point in our lives, however what matters is how we cope with it and express our anger •During my consultations, some of my clients do not even realize that they have pent up anger and do not know how to express it or overcome it •So if you want some FREE tips on how to deal with anger, listen very carefully: •Focus your energy on some physical activity such as workout or even a brisk walk to blow-off some steam •Observe what are your trigger points that make you snap or change your mood and then take note of them. When you write them down you are consciously aware of what agitates you so the next time you face such triggers you will be a bit more alert •Some of the common reasons why we feel angry are because we are under a lot of pressure, we are experiencing hormonal changes which create mood swings, or we are unhappy with the way our life is going •You can also try some of the suggestions online such as counting to 100 or simply talking to someone. Nonetheless, I suggest a very effective method which is to invest some time alone by walking away from the event or person for a while until you are in a better frame of mind and not overpowered by the emotion of anger. Then, once you have calmed down you will be able to have a constructive conversation with that certain person •If you still cannot figure out the reason behind your anger, you might need to unfilter your anger further by: accepting the fact that everyone gets angry and the only thing that differs is our trigger point to that anger; finding the root of the anger may entail other emotions such as pain, frustration, and fear so we need to face these emotions as well in order to solve the root of the problem •You might be interested to know that there are 3 types of anger: passive anger, open aggression and assertive anger. •Passive anger is experienced when we do not like facing heated-up arguments, hence we prefer bottling up our frustration which results in silence during an argument, sulking or procrastinating. •Whereas open aggression is its complete opposite by acting physically or verbally aggressive and when dealing with such people it can be quite a challenge trying to find a solution •Accordingly, the best way is by adopting the assertive anger type which entails working towards a solution by carefully listening and talking in a controlled and confident manner. Yes, this does require a lot of patience and maturity particularity if the person who is experiencing constant anger does not want to receive help of any sort. •To wrap it up, just remember that anger is perceived harm to oneself on a physical and emotional level, so stop harming yourself because you deserve to live a happy and peaceful life forever! •If you would like to have a personalized consultation with me in order to treat your anger, do book an appointment on my website which is www.unfilteringyouremotions.com right away! •You are welcome to add any comments below and let me know if you would like me to cover any other topics of interest •This is Natasha Lalwani signing off!
Unfiltering Ourselves by Natasha Vaswani
Episode 13: Stress
Source: https://www.spreaker.com/user/11045656/stress-eng •Welcome back to another episode of Unfiltered Emotions Unplugged Podcast. As you all know I am your host, Natasha Lalwani, and I will be presenting to you another emotion we tend to feel quite often but many times do not know how to deal with, and that is stress •Stress forms a vital aspect of our lives as it influences our thought patterns and behaviors, at times making us react in an unwanted manner •In fact, stress is quite a debatable topic as it is not only bad but even good because it gives an adrenaline rush and pushes a person to create a certain action instead of procrastinating over it. However, one should use stress only to boost the desired results rather than suffer from a burnout •So before you reach the burnout point, begin to control your stress. Yes, you heard me right! We all can learn how to control our stress by firstly recognizing our symptoms of stress. It might seem difficult at times as most of us don’t even realize that we are undergoing stress, until we fall sick and then ponder on what caused this downfall in health •It is of utmost importance to become aware of your stress so that you can manage it by identifying the stressors and then reducing them to the point of elimination •The key is how we respond to these stressors as there are triggers which create a stressful experience such as a certain event or unwanted person´s presence in our personal or professional lives •Our body is a very powerful catalyst that continuously informs us of any uneasiness or feeling which needs to be given attention to. In other words, you might notice that when you are stressed, your body gets very tense and can also create pain or stiffness in a certain area, so this is how your body sends out signals to your consciousness that you are stressed and should do something about it •Our mind and bodies are programmed for survival, hence when there is stress, chemicals are quickly released into the blood, resulting in an energy boost which is essential for survival yet dangerous if too often and over the top. Our bodies are designed to handle some amounts of stress but if we fail to manage it, it can lead to chronic illnesses such as a heart attack, obesity, eating disorders, and mental health problems •What we should also recognize is that this feeling of your heart-rate and breath increasing, muscles tightening and blood pressure rising are indications that you are ready to act or react to harmful situations not only real but also perceived, hence the body is protecting us by alerting us to take action •People who suffer from stress experience various symptoms which are emotional, physical, cognitive or behavioral. Emotional symptoms include: •Becoming easily frustrated or moody •Feeling overwhelmed, as if you are losing control or need to take control •Having difficulty relaxing and quieting your mind •Suffering from low self-esteem, loneliness, worthlessness, and depression •Avoiding others •Whereas Physical symptoms of stress comprise of: •Low energy •Headaches •Having an upset stomach, including diarrhea, constipation, and nausea •Aches, pains, and tense muscles •Chest pain and rapid heartbeat •Insomnia •Frequent colds and infections •Loss of sexual desire •Nervousness and shaking, ringing in the ear, cold or sweaty hands and feet •Dry mouth and difficulty in swallowing •Clenched jaw and grinding teeth •If you suffer from Cognitive symptoms of stress you experience: •Constant worrying •Having Racing thoughts •Forgetfulness and disorganization •Inability to focus •Poor judgment •Having a pessimistic approach •Behavioral symptoms of stress include: •Changes in appetite -- either not eating or eating too much •Procrastinating and avoiding responsibilities •Increased use of alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes •Exhibiting more nervous behaviors, such as nail biting, fidgeting, and pacing around •Having skin and hair problems, such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema, and permanent hair loss •Gastrointestinal problems, such as GERD, gastritis, ulcerative colitis, and irritable colon When stress and anxiety increase, the chances of becoming ill also increase as the immune system is sabotaged, impacting both psychological and physiological areas of ours such as: •Generalized anxiety disorder •Multiple personality disorder •Obsessive Compulsive Disorder •High-blood pressure •Sleep walking •Hypochondriasis which is a persistent fear of having some serious illness •So keep stress far away as the greatest weapon to attack stress is our reaction to that stressor. •I Natasha Lalwani will be throwing some light next week on effective ways to prevent the burnout caused by stress •Until then do subscribe to my podcast available both on the iPhone and android and don’t forget to share your comments below •Wishing you all a wonderful week full of stress-free moments to cherish
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Episode 14: Preventing Stress And Burnout
Source: https://www.spreaker.com/user/11045656/final-preventing-stress I, Natasha Lalwani, welcome you back to another episode of my Podcast Show, Unfiltering Your Emotions As you might recall, last week, we discussed what exactly is stress, as well as types of stress and ways of managing it before the burnout stage. So, I am sure many of my listeners must be wondering what to do once you reach the burnout stage encountered by stress and ways to prevent stress How can you be sure when you have reached the burnout point? Well if you experience any of the following symptoms, you have indeed reached the burnout point. These symptoms are: oPhysical aches and pains which might lead to illnesses and diseases oLess or no interest in work or life tasks you would normally enjoy oFeeling unmotivated without the willingness to look forward to the day oA high level of procrastination which hinders your productivity oYou care less about quality and meeting expectations oYou experience feelings of overwhelm oYou feel disconnected from your family, friends or co-workers oAnd you get anxious or anticipate events or reactions from people at work or at home When we suffer any of these symptoms, we focus on the physical aspects of how to get rid of them such as engaging ourselves in consuming painkillers, anti-depressants, high intakes of sugar, alcohol etc. However, the solution to getting rid of these symptoms is by focusing on the cause of the problem which is stress Have you ever wondered what is the reason behind your stress? How do you react when you are under stress? And what do you do to reduce your stress level? But the golden question is how to prevent stress from being a part of your life I am sure you have heard or read of many ways to prevent stress such as: oAlways maintain a positive attitude oAccept the fact that everything is not in your control and you should just let go oPractice meditation or yoga to relax your mind and body oExercise daily and have a nutritional diet oAnd seek help by joining social groups Nonetheless, if we do a reality check, how many of us are satisfied with these options? After all, it’s easier said than done and one needs to find the quickest and most convenient option to fit his/her tight work schedule Don´t you think that there is a solution within which can prevent stress from materializing and taking over our lives? In reality, stress is a mental state of mind which can be controlled by monitoring our thoughts and emotions creating reactions that affect our bodies and resulting in diseases or when the body is not at ease After dealing with various clients who have stress disorders, I have compiled very effective methods to prevent stress and burnout: -First of all, communication is vital in our lives as our minds are programmed to verbal and non-verbal communication; hence, find someone whom you can discuss your issues with as stress is formed by a feeling of overwhelm when we think that the whole world is falling on us due to the problem we are facing. Once you speak your heart out, you will feel better and there will be less chances of anxiety compiling into your life and manifesting into stress -Another way which I totally love is thinking of the problem which is disturbing you and feeling that emotion of discomfort right in your heart and then releasing it by punching a cushion or pillow. Keep on punching it until you feel you have released all that pent-up anger or frustration from within. And you don’t have to worry about how others will react as you should do it when you are alone in a room -Most of the times, we build up stress as we are unable to prioritize our goals and manage our time effectively, thus do find a way to set your most important goals first and focus on them as that will help you to one by one complete all of them These are some free and excellent tips I just walked you through, however if you want to know more you can book a one-to-one consultation with me on my website which is www.unfilteringyouremotions.com As they say, prevention is better than cure so prevent this dreadful feeling of stress and the burnout experienced by it before it jeopardizes your life! This is your host, Natasha Lalwani signing off
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Episode 15- E-Motion
Source: https://www.spreaker.com/user/11045656/episode-15-emotion_1 I, Natasha Lalwani welcome you back to one more episode of my podcast show, Unfiltered Emotions Unplugged. You must be wondering what took me so long to release this episode so let me first apologize myself for this leap and tell you the reason behind it. I was creating E-Motion dance therapy. E-Motion is exactly as it sounds, working around our emotions. I conceptualized this dance therapy after doing a lot of research and training in various dance forms. World-known performance coach, Tony Robbins always states that emotions are created by motion; hence E-Motion Dance Therapy creates emotional shifts and validates them through holistic yet fun body movements. Each body movement has been created keeping in mind mental, physical and emotional health. Firstly, mental health is a very important factor that many of us prefer ignoring nowadays which is why there are so many cases of depression, anxiety and even suicide. All of us continually think and cannot control our thought patterns but we can learn to deal with them and substitute them with more goal-oriented ones. Also, E-Motion has been designed considering how our emotions affect our health. For instance, pent up anger or fear results in kidney failure or kidney stones as each cell of our bodies have also got memory of every experience and the pain attached to it. If you want a complete list of which emotion is connected to which ailment, you can email me at email@example.com and I will send it to you right away! When it comes to our emotional well-being, there are many ways of maintaining a balance such as yoga, meditation, and self-help forums among other holistic approaches. E-Motion comes into the picture as I guide my students to go deep within and connect with their true self or higher self. As they consciously do it, many other emotions and thoughts engraved in the subconscious mind come to the surface which are then treated with this dance therapy. This includes childhood traumas, beliefs engraved deep within set by our families and friends, and feelings of lack of self-worth or self-hatred. You might wonder which therapies I use within E-Motion so let me throw some light on some of them: first of all, chakra cleansing to remove all the stagnant energy blocking our chakras and meridians in our bodies; also creating scenarios with cognitive therapies to relive a past traumatic experience and heal the emotions stuck in it by diagnosing the event from a 3rd person’s perspective; including I teach holistic movements to release anger and frustration so that the energy can be focused more towards your goals, etc As E-Motion dance therapy is not categorized to a niche group but to all, I have created groups so that each person is given unlimited attention and care during each class. Therefore, I have created Survival Of The Fittest, which is E-Motion specialized for cancer survivors and these classes are conducted every Tuesday from 6-7 pm at Zenergy All Way Fitness Studio in Mumbai. Also, Danza Shimmy that is a blend of belly dance movements that help us connect to our gut and work with it so that we can follow our instincts with greater ease. There are many health benefits also included in this dance therapy, some of which are: o Improvement in digestion o Constant menstrual cycles and reduction of fibroids as well as less menstrual cramps and mood swings o Delay in menopause and rheumatoid arthritis o Weight loss if practiced regularly Danza Shimmy classes are held every Wednesday and Saturday from 6-7 pm at Zenergy All Fitness Studio Lastly, Fridays are dedicated to anyone and everyone who wants to invest in himself/herself through E-Motion. I have students ranging from 18 to 60 years old who come looking for a quick and easy solution to their mental and physical ailments, and once they start practicing E-Motion they feel revived as they begin to listen to all that emotional drama within and sober it down through all the dance therapy they learn during the classes. E-Motion classes for all are held on Fridays from 6-7 pm again at the same studio. As I call it a wrap here, let me just inform you that I have just covered the silver lining behind all that E-Motion delivers to all of its students. This is your host, Natasha Lalwani signing off!
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Episode 16: Connecting With Your Emotions Through The Art Of Dance (made with Spreaker)
Source: https://www.spreaker.com/user/11045656/ep-16 I, Natasha Lalwani, welcome you back to my podcast show, Unfiltered Emotions Unplugged where I discuss mental and emotional health As mentioned in the previous episode, I have created a dance therapy called E-Motion to validate and release all the emotions from within through holistic dance movements You might be wondering how exactly does dance affect our mental state and emotions as well as the body. So today I will explain how powerful dance is in bringing our emotions to the surface and accepting them And in the next episode I will cover up an in-depth analysis of how our bodies retain our energies/vibrations and which emotion affects which organ of our bodies We all know that there are unlimited forms of dance and the moment one begins to delve into any form, he/she automatically makes it a daily or weekly habit. The reason behind this is that dance makes us express ourselves without allowing anyone to judge us; hence it is literally letting yourself free from all your problems and responsibilities Dance elevates our vibrations as we humans operate through our thought patterns and vibrational flows. If you are in a high vibrational flow, you automatically feel happy and content with life as well as you create positive thoughts that boost your energy further. It is like having an adrenaline rush penetrating through your mind and body that satisfies you As an emotional coach and spiritual healer I understand that positive thoughts along with positive vibrations create positive outcomes. You can see various examples around you of successful people who are physically very active to remain in that constant flow of joy while productively working towards their goals Also as you learn to disconnect from all the issues troubling you while you dance, with time you develop an inner awareness that is also referred to as intuition. Intuition is a gift given to us so that we can follow our gut and detect when there is some danger in the coming future as well as it helps us to connect with our Higher Self Ecstatic dance is when you allow the rhythm to take over you and go into a beautiful and peaceful trance. In this state of mind, you are consciously aware of your surroundings and you tap into your subconscious mind Through dance we get to pay attention to our bodies which automatically boosts our confidence level as it helps us to focus on the core of our being rather than on physical ailments. What happens is that negative thoughts and low vibrations block the energy from naturally flowing into the meridians of our bodies which is why chakra cleansing and healing is done. So when we dance we elevate our vibrations and create positive thoughts that unblock our chakras and help us to enjoy our lives to the fullest Lastly, dance is an excellent therapy to deal with stress and anxiety because it reduces stress and increases happy hormones like serotonin and dopamine. And as we all know, dancing increases our heart rate and blood flow throughout the body and brain These were some of the basic points to consider when it comes to connecting our emotions and dance. Do tune in to the next episode on how dance affects each organ in our bodies I thank all of my listeners for tuning in to each episode of mine and welcome you to share your experiences of how dance has affected your lives Until the next episode of Unfiltered Emotions Unplugged, this is your host, Natasha Lalwani signing off