The Prozac Yogi

The Prozac Yogi

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March 26, 2019 25 min

Epsiode 13 of The Prozac Yogi brings anwsers to some commonly asked questions: is there a purpose to experiencing depression? Experiences with anti depressant medication. Can we still work when depressed? What does a mental health sick day look like.

A short and sweet epiosde delivery anwsers to some frequently asked questions.

 

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March 18, 2019 26 min

In this much requested episode, Louise dicusses her experience of depression in relationships. As always, some weird metaphors make an appearance.

If you've ever sufferered from depression and have seen this have a negative effect on your close and loving relationships then this is the podcast epiosde for you. Within this episode the theory of 'fixing someone' is dicussed as well as some tips for supporting a loved one ...

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February 20, 2019 31 min

Overwhelmed?

In this episode of The Prozac Yogi our host, Louise Claire Gates, gives a few of her most useful and effective tips and tricks for nipping overwhelm in the bud. A short and to the point episode....nothing too overwhelming.....

Happy listening and i'd love to hear from you to continue the conversation. All contact details can be found below.

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Today Louise invites Kitty from Kitty Talks to discuss the notion of disalignment with ones life leading to depression. After experiencing depression Kitty has learnt to dedicate her life to inspire and educate others to follow their path of bliss, so they too can reclaim their power and honor their soul’s calling.

Mental illness travelling through generations to disalignment with our careers is dicussed and how this could affect o...

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January 15, 2019 48 min

What is Laughter Yoga?!

The most common question our host Louise receives when stating she is qualfied in teaching Laughter Yoga. To anwser this question and more, Lotte Mikkelson, your everyday laughing queen, is a guest on todays episode of The Prozac Yogi.

Lotte and Louise discuss the history and benefits of Laughter Yoga as well as discussing the challeneges of making a unqiue practice such as Laughter Yoga become mainstream.

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Season Two of The Prozac Yogi is here!

In todays episode Louise talks with Simon Haas. We dicuss the differences between 'a dark night of the soul' and depression.

Simon is a teacher of yoga philosophy who specializes in applying ancient wisdom to everyday life.

Born in 1975, Simon Haas first became interested in the study of ancient wisdom traditions thirty years ago. As a young boy, Simon studied the sacred writings of I...

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July 11, 2018 66 min

How many times have you heard someone say..."oh, i'm a bit OCD about that'?

In this weeks episode, The Prozac Yogi host, Louise Claire Gates talks about her experience on antidepressant medication and having Obsessive Complusive Disorder. It is a detailed account of what having OCD can actually look like, and no...it doesn't mean you just wash your hands a lot!

The most commonly prescribed SSRI, Fluoxetine (Prozac),...

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In this episode I discuss with PR and creativity consultant Kat Byles all things yoga and business and indeed the yoga of business. How we can bring in everyday elements of yoga into our day to day lives.

Additionally we delve into how yoga first found Kat when she suffered from a dark night of the soul for the majority of her 20's. A combination of bulimia, anorexia, drug abuse and depression she puts down to being out of alig...

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In this weeks episode I have the incredible Emilia Francesca on the podcast. Emilia is an internationally qualified Lifecoach and nutritionist. She also happens to be my best friend.

In this epiosde we have a candid, raw and very real conversation about what it is like when your best friend has a mental illness. In our scenario it has not just been one of us, but both of us have suffered from mental illness in the past. We talk ope...

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In this weeks episode I talk with the ever playful and electric Lifecoach Kris Deminick about her journey from having an eating disorder and managaing it whilst travelling the world, to body dsymoprhia, through to a healing made manifest with yoga. This is a raw and real conversation where Kris opens up about the effects of her eating disorder that still are evident today and we discuss an approach to healing rather than recovery.

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Today I speak with Bridgid Banrion, the Initate of Divine Feminine Sophia Christos, Sprit of Sophia Light Language healer and Inutitive who leads the Fire of The Female: Healing Circle.

We discuss the healing power of Kundalini Yoga and how it worked as a catalyst for spritual growth for Brigid. The similarities between a apritual awakening and mental health illnesses such as bipolar and OCD are talked about. Brigid elequently deta...

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In today's episode I talk with the lovely Jessica Demunck. Jess is a Life Coach, Teacher and Storyteller who supports young women to understand the story of their lives, embrace their innate authenticity and take back authorship.

We talk about Jess's experience of anxiety and how through yoga see found a connection and a calmness within herself. However in true style of The Prozac Yogi we cover everything from medication to...

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May 16, 2018 38 min

Today's episode does what it says on the tin and talks about suicide. Suicide is the leading cause of death in young people in the UK between 20-34 years (www.mentalhealth.org.uk). Though it is so common it feels it is often the least openly talked about aspect in mental health.

I talk of my own experience of suicidal ideation and highlight what I learnt from my depression during this time. Though talking of something so seriou...

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May 15, 2018 4 min

A short and sweet introduction to The Prozac Yogi podcast.

 

If you are suffering from any topic bought up in this episode please find a list of useful rescources below:

 

SAMARITANS

Avaliable 24hrs a day, 365 days a year.

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CALM

An anonymous helpline for men.

Open 7 days a week, 5pm till midnight.

0800 58 58 58

 

You can find me at @louiseclairegates or @theprozacyogi on Instagram.

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