Episode 5 – Clare Bowditch

This 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 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

Destination Happiness visited Hugh and his family at his home to learn more about The Resilience Project. As Hugh said, “it will be a fine example of why I’ve thought about doing radio, but never TV!”