CLARE BOWDITCH

Clare BowditchThis week Hugh chats to singer, songwriter, actor and now published author, Clare Bowditch. Clare opens up to Hugh about the trauma of losing a family member at a very young age, the pressure to be a certain weight to live up to societal expectations and reaching a low point in her 20s which forced her to take action and seek help. Clare shares so many wise insights about her own anxiety issues and run-ins with grief, that many will find extremely helpful.

Hugh and Ryan then go on to discuss:

  • Trying to ‘observe rather than absorb’ your feelings
  • Getting into the habit of helping your children or loved ones to identify their emotions and feelings
  • Using Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to create distance between yourself and your thoughts
  • The importance of seeing a psychologist if you need help

References:

Your Own Kind of Girl by Clare Bowditch

– The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

Complete Self Help for Your Nerves by Dr Claire Weekes

Be a Man TedTalk by Joe Ehrmann