#149: Why Do I Feel Shaped by My Emotions?

emotions growth wellness Mar 10, 2022
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On today’s show, Matthew Bushell meets with Matthew and Chantal of 5th Place, Founders of a community-based college and emotional leadership podcast from in South Africa.

Together they share what it means to heal not only ourselves but the greater earth we live on to heal from the societlal damages of poorly controlled emotions.

Don’t miss out on this very special episode!


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  • Taking back our minds from the impacts of negative emotions is a practice that starts with Awareness: taking hold of the uncomfortable thought itself and examining it without fear.

  • It is completely normal for you to feel run over by emotions and “hooks” to memories and very unpleasant thoughts from the past when you have a bipolar diagnosis. Rest assured the techniques of Emotional Mastery will benefit you just as much or more than the ordinary individual!

  • Once our own minds are being properly managed we will naturally use our strength of emotion to bring about better emotions in others.


Lifer Discussion Guide

There is no Lifer guide for this episode, but you can use the takeaway stories about Emotions in this episode to open up a conversation this week. “Lifers” are special people who have the kind of faithfulness to you that assures you they’ll be there when called upon. If you haven’t nominated a Lifer as part of your non-medical support team, what are you waiting for? :-)


Join the Tribe!

Once you’ve had a chance to talk or journal about these things you might have a question from this episode. If so, make sure you head on over to The Bipolar Now Podcast Network on Facebook! There’s quite a few people over there who are also taking a new step in their mental health. And we’d love for you to share your story with us when you’re ready. So don’t miss out!