Tina Meyers joins Christie Mann in this week's episode and gets very vulnerable as she shares about her mental health struggles and how she now uses her own lived experiences to help others discover how courageous they are. She also shares very practical tips you can start doing right away and even walks us through a meditation that helps bring out our inner warriors.
In This Episode:
Tina’s journey with anxiety
Panic attacks in elementary school and feeling alone
Being able to own your whole self
Naming your inner warrior
The importance of talking about your mental health
Tips on how to share that you’re struggling with mental health issues
The benefits of freeform writing
Establishing healthy boundaries with yourself and others
Examining how what you’re consuming is affecting you
Quotations to Share:
“Mental health is part of being a human.” ~Christie Mann
“It's a big fricking deal. Being able to have the courage to step up and speak about these things [mental health].” ~Tina Meyers
“It's no joke when you're in the moment [panic attack]. It feels incredibly alone–like you're losing your shit, you're losing your mind.” ~Tina Meyers
“The more sensitive you are, the more likely you are to experience mental health challenges, but also, the more important it is for you to step up and lead in this world.” ~Tina Meyers
“The warrior is both sensitive and vulnerable and also strong and also a leader.” ~Tina Meyers
“Having an open heart and being vulnerable is actually a foundational component of being a warrior in this new earth that we're creating right now.” ~Tina Meyers
“The people who are suffering and navigating mental health challenges are the most warrior AF out there because it takes courage. It's terrifying to navigate mental health challenges. It's one thing to be able to tell someone you have a cold or you have a broken leg, and immediately it's not your fault, right? If it's something physical, people will easily support you, but there's something around mental health in our society–that's just, it's not allowed.” ~Tina Meyers
“When you speak or share around your anxiety or your mental health challenges, you're almost owning a part of yourself that you haven't been claiming in the past.” ~Tina Meyers
“The stuff you're hiding is not allowing you to be whole.” ~Tina Meyers
“There's something about naming it that actually subdued. It's almost like a relief valve that takes some of the power away from it.” ~Tina Meyers
“If you're not owning it [your mental health struggles] for yourself, speaking it to others actually might not help as much.” ~Tina Meyers
“My struggles with anxiety actually are what put me on the road to my purpose.” ~Tina Meyers
“Mental health challenges can be one of our greatest gifts to get us on a path for our purpose.” ~Christie Mann
“I've realized as a highly sensitive person and someone who does tend to be on the anxious end of the spectrum, I have to be fricking diligent with my boundaries, or else it'll suck me down.” ~Tina Meyers
“If you have struggled with any sort of mental health challenge in your life, you are strong AF.” ~Tina Meyers
After working as an environmental and social justice attorney and clean water advocate for several years, Tina was exhausted and felt like she was fighting to no avail, even when she won cases and received national awards. Knowing there must be something more, she switched paths and received her Master's degree in Spiritual Psychology and trained to become a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) with the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI). In working individually and with groups of women leaders and advocates, Tina has successfully combined her advocacy and conflict resolution background with her natural passion and fire to help those who help others. She founded Tina Meyers Intuitive Coaching in 2016 and Women Advocates Rising in 2018.
Tina now leads women leaders through one-on-one intensive coaching, workshops, conflict resolution, and mastermind programs. Both individual and group work empower women leaders to create a life where they feel more balanced, inspired, joyful and effective at fighting for their cause. Tina’s coaching supports women to get in touch with the answers they already have within themselves and move past any challenges or doubts they might face.
Tina is also global faculty at CTI, where she leads transformational coach training courses. She was also a manager for four years in CTI’s organizational department, where she brought powerful coaching and leadership development into organizations. She loves hip-hop dancing, is obsessed with personal growth, and lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with her two kitty babies, Hazel and Neka.
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