The Therapy Edit
About The Therapy Edit
On Monday's you'll find ten minute episodes of Anna's Psychotherapy knowledge woven with with her candid chat about motherhood. Fridays bring 15 minute episodes featuring a guest sharing the one thing they'd love to share with fellow mothers.
Anna Mathur is Times Bestselling author of 'Mind over Mother', and 'Know Your Worth'. Her most recent book 'The Little Book of Calm for New Mum's' is out now.
Anna is passionate about taking therapy outside of the therapy room, she shares insights that have changed the lives of her clients, and transformed hers too.
More from Anna:
Times Bestselling books: ‘Mind Over Mother - Every mums guide to worry and anxiety in the first years’ and ‘Know Your Worth - How to build your self-esteem, grow in confidence and worry less about what people think;
Website and contact: annamathur.com
Courses, sessions and guides: Benefit from resources to help you have a happier motherhood. All £12 at annamathur.com
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In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Simon Ong about his one thing; the power of your positive energy and how you can harness it to attract great things into your life. Simon Ong is a Life Coach and Business Strategist, an author and a Dad! Simon runs an online community, Energize where he introduces you to the art and science of energy management. In a world where we are always 'on', Simon coaches you to work with your natural energy resources to recognize your most energized state - when to push and when to recoup - so that you can work sustainably towards your biggest goals. He's also the author of Energize; Make the most of every moment You can also follow Simon on Instagram here
On this guest epsiode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Malin Andersson about her one thing; on losing yourself in motherhood. An emotionally charged and moving conversation, Malin really opens up and together she and Anna offer listeners relatble experiences of motherhood and tips for finding ways to really live as well as being a great mother, Heads up that this episode contains some fruity language in case you have little ones in earshot! Malin Andersson is a broadcaster, motivational speaker and body confidence activist. She originally rose to fame following her appearance on Love Island in 2016 but after experiencing lifechanging trauma she became a mental health advocate using her platform to promote healing, body positivity and self-love. Malin openly shares her experiences of domestic violence, baby loss, parental loss and eating disorders. She’s an ambassador and spokesperson for Refuge the domestic violence charity, Women’s Aid and Sands which supports people experiencing baby loss. She has also delivered a Tedx Talk about her journey to finding body positivity and self-love. Her first book Positivity is Our Superpower was released in April 2022. Part memoir, part self-help bible, it’s a moving and inspiring read. It led to her presenting her own podcast series Superpower State of Mind. You can follow Malin on Instagram here.
In this guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to guest Mrs OT, (aka Kate Okello Tarrant) who shares her one thing; allowing yourself to acknowledge the loss of your former self in motherhood. After years of establishing a successful career as a voice artist and stage/film actor, motherhood took Kate on an unexpected plot twist as the pandemic hit alongside the birth of her first born. Recognising the lack of support for mothers during this time, she used the career 'pause' to train as a breastfeeding specialist as well as an ante-/postnatal & birth advocate. This has snowballed in tandem with her own mama journey and now exists as an online platform focusing on maternal mental health and wellbeing as well as luxe 'mama only events' across the capital which she hosts in person, oftentimes with special guests / industry professionals. You can find out more about Mrs OT here You can follow her on Instagram here
In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Nadia the Osteopath about her One Thing; the importance of fostering healthy posture in your children. Nadia Alibhai has over two decades of experience empowering individuals to live healthier lives and addressing body-structural problems resulting from illness or poor posture. She has been hailed by her patients as their 'secret weapon to total wellbeing' and has helped thousands overcome various aches and pains, ranging from stressed-out executives and famous actors to busy school-run mums. You can find out more about Nadia on her website. You can follow Nadia on Instagram here
In this Monday solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna offers listeners and fellow parents and carers 5 tips to help the mornings feel a little bit calmer. If you find mornings stressful your'e not alone! They can be a lot when you have a family to get out the door! So, we really hope you love this listen.
In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to her friend and Pelvic Health Physio about her One Thing; that every mum should take small steps to better understand their bodies. Clare Bourne is a specialist pelvic health physiotherapist and author of Strong Foundations, based in London, with a passion to support women and men throughout their lives. She believes in talking openly about taboo topics and ensuring everyone feels comfortable to get support even for problems that may feel embarrassing to talk about. She worked extensively in the NHS before starting up her own private practice. She is a Mum of 2 and has learnt first hand the importance of care and support during the perinatal period. Clare is the founder of All About Mum which provides postnatal education cards, webinars and ebooks to support women with all the information they deserve. She is also co-founder of the Pelvic Health Practice, a specialist team of pelvic health physios providing home visits across London. You can buy Clare's book, Strong Foundation here. You can follow her on Instagram here. You can visit Clare's website and find out more about her services here.
In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit Anna considers the scenario that may have happened to many of us as mums, the feeling that we've been excluded or left out. Motherhood often comes with new relationships and scary moments walking into baby groups or meeting people at the school gates. So, we really hope these 5 tips to help you when you feel excluded help you to build better and more meaningful relationships that help you enjoy a happier motherhood.
In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Emily Brooks about the power of colour in your home to make you feel AT home, happy and to reflect your personality. Emily Brooks is an Interiors Colour Consultant and Interior Stylist, working in-home with clients to colour-in their homes with colourful paint and furnishings. Trained in both design and psychotherapy, Emily brings an unusually holistic approach to interior decorating, acknowledging that our homes shouldn’t be perfect, but should be an authentic expression and celebration of those who live in them. You can learn more about Emily and her work here. You can follow Emily on Instagram here.
In this solo episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna unpacks the emotions that are guilt and shame and helps listeners understand how guilt can (occasionally) steer us to be better mothers but shame serves us no purpose at all. She also offers practical advice about how to recognise each emotiion and make sure you're not beating yourself up unhelpfully. We hope it's a helpful episode and as always ask you to rate, review and subscribe.
In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Gabriela Peacock, Nutritional Therapist about how to beat stress and boost happy hormones through nutrition, supplements and a few other clever hacks you might not know. Perfect as we head into the darkest time of the year. Gabriela Peacock qualified as a Nutritional Therapist with BSc (Hons) in Health Science from the University of Westminster and a diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition, going on to set up her first clinic in Belgravia in 2012.Gabriela is passionate about the impact that high-quality supplements can have in every area of our lives. Sleep, immunity, fertility, energy levels, wellness and of course healthy weight loss – good nutrition is always the foundation. Wanting to help more people than she could in her clinic alone she created GP Nutrition to revolutionise and simplify the way we shop for nutrients. You can buy Gabriela's range of supplements here. You can follow Gabriela on Instagram here You can buy Gabriela's best selling book, Two Weeks to a Younger You here
In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Dr Tara Swart more deeply exploring the topic of neuroplasticity (as touched upon last week). Dr Tara explains to us that you can reinvent yourself personally and professionally using neuroplasticity. You can also impact the development of your children’s brains by understanding this. This segues into manifestation and mindfulness for both parents and children. There are loads of practical tips for lessening stress and feeling better as a mum in this episode. Dr Tara Swart is a neuroscientist, medical doctor, executive advisor, Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan, and author of best-seller ‘The Source’ which has translations in 38 global territories. Tara is passionate about disseminating simple, pragmatic neuroscience-based messages that change the way people live and work. She personally advises a small number of executives via personal recommendation only, and speaks at major conferences globally. You buy Dr Tara's book, The Source, here. You can listen to Dr Tara's podcast, Reinvent Yourself, here.
In this solo episode, following a period of personal trauma and grief in her own life, Anna shares her learning as she reflects on her recent holiday where she handled her curveball in a public forum. How could she worry less about what everyone else was thinking about how she and her family were coping on holiday. Take a listen to hear her two ways to worry less about what others think. We hope you find it helpful.
In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit, Anna chats to Celest Pereira about the fascinating topic of neuroplasticity and the impact that your well intended words can have on your child's approach to pain. You'll learn about the 'Threat Bucket' and how you can nurture your child's confidence and pain tolerance in later life. Celest is a self-confessed geek who loves anatomy, neuroscience and biomechanics. She miraculously acquired her BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 2009, despite dropping out of school at 16. She found learning at school really tough, however now credits her ability to make complex concepts easy to grasp, down to her learning struggles. She runs regular education-based workshops where she takes current scientific research, anecdotal evidence from senior healthcare providers and applies them to movement disciplines. She’s currently specialising in functional neurology, learning how it can be applied to improve pain, health and performance. You can find out about Celest's app and all of her other services on here website here. You can also follow Celest on Instagram.
In this episode of The Therapy Edit Anna shares 5 pieces of advice that really helped her navigate a recent curveball in her life. She reflects on how this learning undoubtedly left her better able to cope and offers listeners tips on how to be better prepared to navigate stormy seas if they come. We hope you find this episode comforting and as Anna explains do make use of her books if you are prone to anxiety.
In this Friday guest episode of The Therapy Edit Anna and Olga Thompson take a deep dive into the gaps of motherhood and why it's okay to feel all the feels and to allow yourself time to adjust and change in each and every stage of it. Olga Thompson is an actor, writer and comedian and provider of wonderful/hilarious and meaningful online content on Instagram. You can follow her here.