B is for Being.
By Benjamin Hammersley – Uncovering Authentic Self-Expression.
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Benjamin is on a quest to uncover his authenticity after spending most of his life blocked by crippling self-doubt and anxiety. He talks with psychologists, teachers, and those living authentically, to discover the most powerful tools for unblocking authentic self-expression. New episode every Sunday. Watercolor artwork by Steve Loya (www.steveloya.com)
||Clean053: Pausing the Podcast + The Courage to Create (new video series)||I've been on an extended break from the podcast after burning myself out.I realised I was forcing myself to produce episode after episode from a place of fear instead of a genuine desire to create.I forced myself to keep producing episodes because I th.||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean052: The Most Effective Technique for Relieving Anxiety||I've struggled with anxiety for the greater part of my life.It wasn't until I went through a particularly anxious period that I went on a search to find an 'off' button for my incessant anxious thinking.I discovered that by bringing my attention to the.||6/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean051: Why I Started Keeping a Compliments Journal||A short episode outlining the benefits of recording the compliments we receive.After realising how much negative self-talk I was doing, I went searching for some ways to bring more positivity back into the picture.||6/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean050: Why Do I Feel Worthless When I’m Told I Need to Improve?||I had my first performance review at work this week.After receiving feedback that I needed to improve in certain areas, I felt my self-worth drop. However, my supervisors weren't unhappy with me nor had they delivered an ultimatum that I either improve.||5/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean049: Why Do I Stop Sharing Myself Authentically with You?||You might have realised by now, expressing myself authentically is pretty important.I’ve written about it many times on the site, yet I find myself drifting back into not speaking and writing from my current level of knowledge and understanding.||5/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean048: Why Am I So Critical of Others?||I went to a workshop about overcoming fear.While I was there, I became highly critical and judgemental of a particular person who was sitting calmly, meditating, and sharing helpful techniques on how to overcome fear.What?!||5/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean047: 6 Ways to Be a Friend to Yourself||I remember when I started to do friendly things for myself consciously it felt a bit awkward. But when I began experiencing some big positive changes I knew I was doing something very right.The most significant change (which I didn't see coming) was be.||5/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean046: What is Authenticity?||I run a website about authenticity, so I should know what authenticity is, right?Well, I forgot.I had that feeling when you say a word out loud over and over again and you stop understanding the word’s meaning and begin to only hear the word's sounds.||4/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean045: A Live Exploration of Procrastination||I'm about to start a new job and have decided to take a month off podcasting.I’m doing this so I can adjust to the new time and energy requirements of the job without placing additional stress on myself to create a podcast every week.So,||4/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean044: Safe Spaces for Your Creativity to Flow – A Talk with Marc Thomas King||Marc Thomas King is a family friend and actor living in Los Angeles.Every time I visit my American family on the East Coast I stop over in L.A., and we’ve had some great chats over the years.During my latest visit,||3/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean043: What’s Stopping Us From Being Us? – A Talk with Joe Douglas||I first heard about Joe from my housemate, Michael. He told me that Joe ran weekend workshops for healing trauma and helping people form a relationship with their emotions.I was curious and checked out Joe’s site.||3/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean042: Dealing with Anxiety – A Talk with Neil Hughes||Constant worry and fear about the possibility of something terrible happening make it really difficult to take action on the things which matter to us.I've suffered from anxiety and many of my friends and family have as well, but what actually is it?||3/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean041: Navigating the Waters of Self-Love – A Talk with Caira Lee||I’m really proud of this interview.Yes, it’s packed with practical tools and inspiration for tackling deep self-doubt, but that’s not why I’m proud of it.After watching Caira’s TEDx talk on the power of self-love,||2/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean040: Why We Don’t Have to Feel Inadequate When We Get Rejected||Applying for jobs has never been an enjoyable task for me. I spent almost 20hrs on a job application this week with 4 hours spent on just the cover letter alone.I was overworking every aspect of the application because I knew that if it was rejected I .||2/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean039: Understanding Our Unpleasant Emotions Instead of Blaming Others for How We Feel||There are moments in life which cause some pretty unpleasant emotions.You say hello to a friend on the street and they walk right by you without saying a thing. You get home from work and your partner gives you a funny look.Fear, doubt, jealousy,||2/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean038: What is Ego?||If we're embarking on any sincere self-discovery work we have to know what the word Ego is actually referring to.'Ego' comes up so frequently in self-help material and everyday conversation that its definition has begun to get more than a little fuzzy..||2/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean037: Different Parenting Styles and Their Effects on Self-Esteem – A Chat with Júlia||I was in a conversation with my girlfriend, Júlia a couple of months ago and realised that she’s had a very different upbringing to me.Julia’s childhood wasn’t perfect (and no one’s is) but when I learned that her parents were guiding her to re||1/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean036: “Stop Sharing Because It’s Making Me Cringe.”||There are so many people talking about self-love, acceptance, meditation, connection, consciousness, ego... and it all just feels a little bit fake.It's like everyone only partially understands what they're talking about but shares it like they're an e.||1/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean035: 2016 Year in Review||What an amazing year 2016 has been. A year full of growth, learning and expansion for everyone. I’m amazed at how much I’ve learned this year and lost track of the times I smashed through my comfort zones.This is the episode where I take a look back||12/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean034: Understanding Ourselves by Looking at the People We Admire||When we are born we aren’t given a manual which tells us the person that we are. No one else can tell us the unique things we hold inside of ourselves or how we feel like expressing it. - Knowing these things is part of the process of self-discovery.||12/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean033: Performing on Stage, Expression Through Hip-Hop and Thoughts on Self-Awareness – A Talk with Michael Slade||Michael and I were housemates this year and would regularly find ourselves deep in conversation in the kitchen on topics of psychology, philosophy and the nature of the universe. The thought of recording these conversations often came up but never eve..||12/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean032: The Artist’s Way – A Talk With Luna Ma Narama (Part 2)||This is Part 2 of my talk with Luna. Here's Part 1 of our talk if you missed it. - The Artist’s Way, written by Julia Cameron, is a well known tool for understanding and clearing the blocks which hold us back from knowing and expressing our creativity||11/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean031: The Expectations We Place on Our Creativity and Making Space for the Creative Voice – A Talk With Luna Ma Narama (Part 1)||Luna is a poet and multidisciplinary artist who has worked across the fields of theater, puppetry, design, film and even circus. This little list only covers a portion of her creative experiences. - From an early age she was expressing complex emotion..||11/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean030: We’re All Hurting but Where Are the Tools for Healing?||I had a pretty good childhood but there was still a fair amount of anxiety, fear, blame, and impatience thrown around. - There are small events and big events in life which leave us with psycho-emotional wounds to carry around.||11/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean029: Stepping Out of Stagnation – 5 Actionable Reminders for Taking The Next Big Step in Life||Usually we’re going to experience some fear when taking a big step into a new experience; moving out of home, travelling overseas, starting a relationship - these are things we may genuinely want for ourselves but find ourselves unable to take action||10/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean028: The Gift of Listening and 30 Days of Dancing in Public – A Talk with Elliot||Dancing in public and not||10/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean027: Choose Your Own Adventure in Life With Present Moment Awareness||When I learned that my beliefs were behind the thoughts I was having and the feelings I felt I realised if I changed my beliefs I could also change how I experienced life.I also learned that beliefs continually reinforce themselves through the experien.||10/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean026: Trusting I am Enough||I lost myself a bit this week. Actually the past few weeks I’ve been trying to become really clear on the value I’m offering with B is for Being and look at how I can provide you with more valuable takeaways with every episode. -||10/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean025: What B is for Being is All About||It’s been a big week. I’m in the process of refining what I share with you and part of that process has involved me asking myself a lot of questions. Some of which are: who exactly am I trying to reach with what I’m sharing,||10/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean024: Self-Acceptance Comes Before Self-Help||Practicing self-acceptance can be challenging while we're holding beliefs that we should be thinking, feeling, doing or being something different to how we are. - Unconditional acceptance of ourselves has the power to completely dissolve our stron...||9/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Benjamin Hammersley is authentic on this podcast. He has insight because he is determined to be as pure, true to himself as he brings us to a core concept. There are many routes through and around the topic of the week. I decided to review and write today, after several weeks of listening, then marking as unplayed and binging again. The reason I chose today is because his self-analysis today was about his current procrastinating delimma, as he is avoiding backlogging 4 podcasts so that he can be somewhat free of mind during his first 2 weeks of his new job. IT IS FULL OF GROUNDBREAKING IDEAS FOR ME. There is a slight, very momentary adjustment period if one is American middle class. Ben's darling Austrailian voice and his occaisional guests', give this cosmepolitan American a refreshing sound, drawing me in because his neat accent and unique nomenclature refresh my sensibilities!
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