Right Up My Podcast

Right Up My Podcast

Right Up My Podcast is the podcast for those seeking the lesser-known (and occasionally bonkers) methods of self-care, self-love and ways to make you feel good. Hosted by voice artist and presenter Gwen Watson and journalist and producer Kate White, Right Up My Podcast came from a mutual obsession with psychology and finding new ways to improve our own mental health, taking self-help off the bookshelf and into the real world. Each episode we chat to a different expert about their feel-good forte, from laughter yoga to tantric massage; rituals and spells to microdosing; the joy of play to the art of sleep; breathwork to deep work and much much more. Then we try it out for ourselves to see if it works... or if it doesn't. It's frank, funny and honest, with the odd bit of over-sharing. So join us on Right Up My Podcast, because you deserve to feel good too! Released fortnightly. Contains bad language and inappropriate laughter. Music – Andrew Grimes. Artwork – Erica Frances George. Support Right Up My Podcast here: https://www.patreon.com/rightupmypodcast Find us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rightupmy and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61552599655093

Episodes

June 19, 2024 23 mins

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In this teensy-sode, Gwen & Kate talk about a family stranded at sea (drinking turtle's blood?!), addiction to drama + being in fight or flight, why boring relationships are the best, why it's important to find alternative sources of dopamine, and Jimmy Carr's unlikely pearl of wisdom re: life dysmorphia. Plus listeners' feedback and ways they make themselves feed good.

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Join us as we learn about the benefits of cold water therapy combined with breathwork, with Jen Bailey-Hobbs at the beautiful Seedlings Retreats in West Wales.

Jen expertly guides Gwen and Kate through their first ice bath experience. And it just so happens that they had their mics switched on… so brace yourself for splashes, a lot of huffing and puffing, and the occasional squeal. Jen then sets listeners a ch...

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In this mini-popisode, Gwen reports back from The Big Retreat Festival, we chat gong baths, energy orgasms & question Gok Wan's DJing; Kate asks - do we all tell white lies when we're late? And we feed back on our very first RUMP workshop - Art Mindfulness in which we all had our minds BLOWN staring at the Mona Lisa (the recording of which will be put on our Patreon site for free). Plus listener...

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May 22, 2024 65 mins

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We talk to fragrance expert Karen Gilbert about the relationship between scent and wellbeing. She teaches us how to better understand scent and all importantly how to harness it to change our emotional state. 

Karen teaches individuals and brands to make perfume, as well as combining her training in meditation and NLP to teach people about scent and wellbeing. 

You can also join Gwen and Kate as they take on Ka...

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In our latest teenisode, Gwen and Kate chat about the fact that 85% of what we worry about never comes to pass, despite what Cate Blanchett says, and we finally reveal the TRUTH on whether your cats or dogs will eat you. We also hear a clip from our chat with coach Katie Abbotts on breaking down types of rest, and talk about our faves. Plus give listeners' comments + shout outs. 

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May 9, 2024 61 mins

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We’re joined by Karly Allen and Lucia van de Drift from the Lumina Collective, to learn about art mindfulness; how slow-looking and guided mindfulness techniques can transform your experience of looking at art, calm your system and help you find joy in your everyday life.

Karly and Lucia have worked with The National Gallery, The British Museum, Manchester Art Gallery, The Royal Academy, The Royal Collection a...

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In this week's minisode, Gwen and Kate chat about the news that kissing for 6 seconds in the morning can extend your life by 4 whole years! And we ask, does a 20s hug require consent? And discuss: sleeping with cats! Fairy Lights! Virgin River! Plus listener glimmers + shout outs. 

Want a mention in the next RUMPette? Tell us what you do to make yourself feel good, or about your glimmers of joy: rightupmy...

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We talk to psychologist and award winning BBC broadcaster Claudia Hammond about the importance of rest. Claudia shares with us why it's so important to our health that we regularly have guilt free rest, what's happening in our brains when we rest... and when we don't. And why we all need to take it more seriously.

Her book The Art of Rest draws on ground-breaking research that Claudia collaborat...

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April 17, 2024 21 mins

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In this week's dinky-episode, Gwen and Kate chat about GLIMMERS! Finding the joy in the small moments in life and a new buzz word – vorfreude, aka the anticipation of joy.

Gwen's prized herself out of W. Wales into the big smoke and we chat Sarah Snook being amazing in The Picture of Dorian Gray and Andrew Scott in Vanya.  Plus, read your listener shout-outs and what’s coming up next.

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April 10, 2024 57 mins

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We’re joined by the Seed Sistas who share their herbal secrets, as we talk all things herbalism, botany and plant medicine. They encourage us to reconnect with the natural world around us and see the magic and medicine in our hedgerows through new eyes. 

Don't miss the recipes that they share, including a healing dandelion tincture. And get your trowel ready as they set Gwen and Kate a challenge that gets...

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In this week's mini-episode, Gwen and Kate chat about Kate in a duvet den, foot rubbing, wandering in forests, top tips on negative self-talk from @cameronrosin and the secret life of the dishwasher club. We give listener shout outs and let you know what’s coming up next.

Want a shout out? Tell us what you do to make yourself feel good: rightupmypodcast@gmail.com

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March 27, 2024 68 mins

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We take a deep dive into our nervous system, with Melissa Romano, who educates us about the vagus nerve. She talks us through how to change the way we process stress and tone our nervous system, so that we can stay better connected, responding appropriately rather than reacting in those moments of stress.

Melissa is a holistic therapist who specialises in applied polyvagal theory and integrative soma...

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March 20, 2024 20 mins

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In this week's mini-episode, Gwen and Kate rediscover the power of 'Tapping' (aka Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT) and Gwen shares a handy tip for stopping intrusive thoughts in their tracks. Plus, all your listener emails and shout outs.

Want a shout out? Tell us what you do to make yourself feel good: rightupmypodcast@gmail.com

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March 13, 2024 67 mins

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We talk to Financial Therapist, Lindsay Bryan-Podvin, about why our psychological relationship with money can be so complicated. Lindsay unpacks the relationship between our finances and our minds, from resetting core beliefs, to understanding what underpins unhealthy spending behaviours.

She sets Gwen and Kate the challenge to better understand the different emotions associated with their finances,...

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March 6, 2024 18 mins

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It's our brand new mini-episodes! Something to break up the terrible tedium between the normal longer episodes of Right Up My Podcast. Join Gwen and Kate as they chat about ways to feel good, read out listener emails and shout outs, and give some inside scoop on RUMP news!

Want a shout out? Tell us what you do to make yourself feel good: rightupmypodcast@gmail.com

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February 28, 2024 65 mins

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What better way to kick off a new season than by talking about kindness, with Prof. Robin Banerjee. What does it mean to be kind and is it really that important? What impacts does it have on people and communities, and can being kind sometimes be a disadvantage?

Robin is a psychology professor at the University of Sussex, home to the Sussex Centre for Research on Kindness. He led the world’s largest ever proje...

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September 21, 2023 62 mins

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We talk to Imogen Palmer about the life skills that can be learned from the art of improv, and how these can help us in our interactions with others – from learning to listen, build and collaborate, to being brave and confident in your own wonderful weirdness.

Imogen also leads Gwen and Kate through a classic improv game (try this one next time you're stuck in a traffic jam... or after a few teq...

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September 7, 2023 52 mins

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In this 2nd episode of our two-part breathwork special, we pick up where we left off with breathwork coach Lyndsey Marriott, this time exploring different therapeutic breathing exercises, that you can join in with too. These exercises can help with anxiety, panic disorders and other aspects of mental health, and can be incredibly powerful.

Lyndsey is a Conscious Connected Breathwork facilitator and ...

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August 23, 2023 61 mins

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In this first episode of our two-part breathwork special, we talk to breathwork coach Lyndsey Marriott, all about functional breathing. Thought you knew everything there was to know about how to breathe? Well think again... 

Lyndsey is a Conscious Connected Breathwork facilitator and founder of Bristol Breathwork. She shares with us the benefits of optimising how we breathe and explains why this wil...

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August 15, 2023 73 mins

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We talk to Nic Devlin & Danielle Macleod about how to create a remarkable life, stepping out of warrior and victim mode and instead playing to create a life that brings you joy.

Get your pens ready, as this bumper episode is chock-full of top tips, quotes + ideas to up-level your life, get out of your own way and unleash your brilliance. 

Nic & Danielle run a project called Remarka...

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