130: Allowing Yourself to Live a More Gentle Life

with Emily Hodge

Gentle living is about bringing compassion and kindness even in the most difficult of moments.

[Emily Hodge]

Newly married, pregnant, and in her twenties, Emily Hodge received a devastating cancer diagnosis that would change the course of her life in many ways. One of which was losing her baby and being unable (so far) to conceive again.

That was a few years ago and, after 15 years working as a Health Psychologist in the NHS, Emily used her experience to help others. She’s now a successful Life Coach and has helped and supported hundreds of people, including other cancer patients, to lead happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives.

Over the years, working with people on a one-to-one basis and in group settings, Emily started to notice something. No matter who you are, where you’re from or what your backstory is, we all want similar things – to feel happier, calmer, more focused and to lead a life that’s right for us.

So in 2017, Emily launched her signature group programme – the Gentle Life course, which guides rushed, busy and stressed out women over 6 weeks to map out what living more gently means to them. It provides them with the tools and strategies to kickstart the lifelong work that will help them lead the life they want to live (so that they might shout less at their kids, be happier in their relationships, and be so much kinder to themselves).

In this episode, you’ll learn how checking in with your feelings, thoughts, and emotions allows you to re-define your behaviours, actions, and habits. By becoming more aware of the way you spend your time, you’ll find out how you can start to say no to the things you don’t really want, so you can gradually replace them with the things that you do.

If you’re ready to find a little bit of space and calm in your life, learn how to be kinder to yourself, and discover some practical tools that will help you develop your emotional resilience, tune in and discover the five steps that Emily shares that will help you live more gently.

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