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Increasing wellbeing & resilience for single parent families. ​My mindfulness practice benefits my son and I so much, I don’t know what I would do without it! There are also lots of things that I would like to know more about in terms of child development and the psychology and physiology of trauma, So I thought I’d go out and find experts to talk to, so I can parent with more awareness and help others on the journey too.

August 7, 2019

Episode 2 - Single Parenting - Staying Sane - Daily practices for single parent survival- Pacing

Hi, I'm Carla-Jo, welcome to the home of my podcast- Single Parenting- Staying Sane!

Episode Info..

Daily Practices for Single Parent Survival

In this episode I talk about the importance of pacing as single parents and how incorporating a 3 minute breathing space can help you to feel more resilient as you move through your day.
​Please see the meditation resources page on my website where you can listen to a free guided 3 minute breathing space. https://www.carlajo-mindfulness.com/meditation-resources.html 

Thank you for listening. Carla-Jo

For more on the Single Parenting - Staying Sane movement including how to get involved in the mindfulness groups head over to my website - https://www.carlajo-mindfulness.com/ 

Disclaimer:-

Any content that may be interpreted as advice, guidance or a resource for change from my guests does not necessarily reflect the my views and opinions or the podcast series as a whole.
Please seek advice from a medical professional if you are affected by any conditions, symptoms or circumstances covered or discussed in this podcast. This is not to be taken as a replacement for medical advice.

If you have any questions about what you have listened to please contact

Useful links and contact details for support...

Mind The Mental Health Charity https://www.mind.org.uk 

The Samaritans Call 116 123 to talk to someone about how you are feeling. They are open 365 days a year 24 hours a day. Samaritans is a charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. https://www.samaritans.org/ 

https://www.gingerbread.org.uk  - Charity supporting Single Parents, there is lots of advice and support to access on this website.

August 7, 2019

Episode 1 - Single Parenting - Staying Sane - Befriending our difficult feelings as a separated parent and understanding the wisdom of polyvagal theory.

Hi, I'm Carla-Jo, welcome to the home of my podcast- Single Parenting- Staying Sane!
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Episode Info..

Befriending our difficult feelings as a separated parent and understanding the wisdom of polyvagal theory.

In this episode I talk with Justin Sunseri and Mercedes Corona who are both licensed family and marriage therapists based in California. During our conversation we focus on separation and how this commonly effects our emotional and mental health as single parents. We talk about how to manage feelings of grief and guilt.

Justin and Mercedes share about the polyvagal theory what it is and how it can help us to understand why we are feeling what we are feeling and how this relates to the thoughts that arise as a result of our bodily states. Understanding this can begin to free us from our sense of suffering

We then go on to talk about how to manage when our children are with the other parent, coping with the difficult feelings that arise and this then turns into a more general conversation on understanding our feelings and emotions as single parents.
I hope you enjoy it.
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You can access the polyvagal website through Justin's website https://www.justinlmft.com/ or https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/z6bhp-88271/Polyvagal-Podcast 

For more on the Single Parenting - Staying Sane movement including how to get involved in the mindfulness groups head over to my website - https://www.carlajo-mindfulness.com/ 

Disclaimer:-

Any content that may be interpreted as advice, guidance or a resource for change from my guests does not necessarily reflect the my views and opinions or the podcast series as a whole.
Please seek advice from a medical professional if you are affected by any conditions, symptoms or circumstances covered or discussed in this podcast. This is not to be taken as a replacement for medical advice.

If you have any questions about what you have listened to please contact

Useful links and contact details for support...

Mind The Mental Health Charity https://www.mind.org.uk 

The Samaritans Call 116 123 to talk to someone about how you are feeling. They are open 365 days a year 24 hours a day. Samaritans is a charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. https://www.samaritans.org/  

https://www.gingerbread.org.uk  - Charity supporting Single Parents, there is lots of advice and support to access on this website.

August 7, 2019

Introduction Episode - Single Parenting - Staying Sane - The Intention

Hi, I'm Carla-Jo, welcome to the home of my podcast- Single Parenting- Staying Sane!
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Episode Info..

Introduction Episode - The Intention

I set out my intention, hopes and dreams for this podcast series. Giving you an insight into what to expect and how it may help you a single parent or a member within a single parent family. This is for everyone who has experience within a single parent dynamic. I hope this episode and those to come will help you in some way in your life.

Thank you for listening.
Carla-Jo

For more on the Single Parenting - Staying Sane movement including how to get involved in the mindfulness groups head over to my website - https://www.carlajo-mindfulness.com/ 

Disclaimer:-

Any content that may be interpreted as advice, guidance or a resource for change from my guests does not necessarily reflect my views and opinions or the podcast series as a whole.
Please seek advice from a medical professional if you are affected by any conditions, symptoms or circumstances covered or discussed in this podcast. This is not to be taken as a replacement for medical advice.

If you have any questions about what you have listened to please contact

Useful links and contact details for support...

Mind The Mental Health Charity https://www.mind.org.uk 

The Samaritans Call 116 123 to talk to someone about how you are feeling. They are open 365 days a year 24 hours a day. Samaritans is a charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. https://www.samaritans.org/ 

https://www.gingerbread.org.uk  - Charity supporting Single Parents, there is lots of advice and support to access on this website.