How connected are you to your body?
This week, I’m excited to welcome Dr Sula Windgassen, who is not only my guest, but also the newest member of The Thomas Connection.
Dr Sula Windgassen works in the NHS as a health psychologist, providing psychological interventions for a range of physical health conditions including IBS, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis and painful bladder syndromes. Sula has experienced the impact of persistent bladder and pelvic symptoms herself, and is a passionate advocate for women’s health.
We talk about
4:10 Sula’s own health challenges
6:21 The vicious cycle of ill health and mental distress
9:14 What is health psychology?
11:29 The bio-psycho-social perspective
15:47 Health conditions without ‘physical proof’
18:15 IBS and perfectionism
20:30 The brain-gut axis
22:31 Gut intuition
25:59 Boom and bust patterns
29:37 Acute and chronic stress
32:24 Anxiety and mindfulness
24:16 Dealing with discomfort in mindfulness practice
36:24 How Sula pauses
38:00 Shoulds and musts
40:32 Being over doing
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This episode was edited by Emily Crosby Media