Compassion for the past, with Natalie Bodart

Have you experienced a difficult past? Perhaps you went through a challenging childhood, which has shaped who you are today, and the way you speak to yourself. 

In this guest episode, I spoke to Dr Natalie Bodart about to develop compassion for our past, and how we can change the narrative, or story, we tell ourselves about what we’ve experienced. 

Dr Natalie Bodart is a clinical psychologist and founder of The Bodart Practice; a holistic psychology practice in London, supporting people in creating a fulfilling life where they feel present and connected again, and to enable people to deal with the past, live in the present, and build the life they want.

We cover: 

  • Our unique story of the past
  • What makes us human
  • Challenges as opportunities
  • Storytelling and narratives
  • Disconnecting from our story creates conflict
  • Retelling and healing a traumatic journey
  • The meaning of our story
  • Fear and avoidance of the past
  • Compassion for ourselves  
  • The reward of not repeating past patterns
  • Validating our experience of shame
  • Making it safe to talk
  • Mind/body connection
  • Self-acceptance and asking for help
  • Hope as antidote to fear and sadness
  • Re-parenting ourselves

Find Natalie at The Bodart Practice

Order my book, The Lasting Connection, here

To spend 90 days to develop love and compassion for yourself, join the online course, The Compassionate Couple, here

Find me at www.thethomasconnection.co.uk

Instagram: @the_thomas_connection

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Michaela Thomas
Michaela Thomas

Senior Clinical Psychologist & CBT Psychotherapist

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