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In episode 96 I interviewed Zoe Gillis. Zoe is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who runs nature and mindfulness wilderness retreats.
In this episode I chat with Zoe about nature feeling like a safer place to release emotion, overcoming fears in nature, focusing on the beauty of nature, how nature can benefit mental well-being, sensory mindfulness, putting the phone down, journal writing, getting comfortable being uncomfortable, noticing beauty around you, advice for the anxious hiker, and nature for beginners. Enjoy!
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Why Zoe started running wilderness retreats (3:30)
Overcoming fears in nature (8:10)
How nature can benefit mental well-being (16:00)
Bringing yourself back into the present when in nature (mindfulness) (19:20)
Learning to put the phone down and connect with nature (22:20)
Tips for journal writing (25:20)
Disconnect to reconnect (28:40)
Working through anxieties of switching off the phone (35:10)
Becoming aware of the beauty around you (39:00)
Advice for the anxious hiker (43:15)
Nature for beginners (47:50)
Solo and group time in nature (52:20)
The billboard question (55:00)
The amazing life question (57:10)
Find out more about the Zoe:
Website – ZoeGillis.com
Amy Cuddy TED Talk
The OCD Stories book >>
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Stuart and The OCD Stories team
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