EPISODE 058: Nourishing Healthy Relationships with Dr. Shyamala Kiru

Dr. Shyamala Kiru is a mindset and relationship expert, she is a registered psychotherapist and couples and family therapist, her mission is to help people have high-performance relationships. She is also the Founder and Director of the Kiru Wellness Clinic, a mental health practice dedicated to the optimization of the entire family system.

In today’s episode, you will hear about the methodology behind Dr. Kiru’s pillars for success, mindset mastery, communication with confidence and authentic connection. Michelle and Dr. Shyamala also dive deep into communication styles, showing up as our authentic selves and how our connections have an impact on our overall health.

Key Takeaways:

[5:58] Dr. Kiru talks about her personal and professional background.

[9:28] The quality of our relationships, mindset and our ability to be assertive has a huge impact on a person’s physical and mental health.

[10:24] Our mindset is the result of many years of upbringing.

[11:50] Dr. Kiru’s work in helping people connect with their mindsets and the underline narrative that is potentially holding them back.

[12:13] The thinking traps are cognitive distortions that happen on a subconscious level.

[14:40] Children will often pick up how we respond to stress, worry or anxiety.

[15:43] Dr. Kiru talks about how to become more intentional with our mindsets and thoughts.

[18:15] The difference between being responsive versus reactive.

[20:55] We need to train our brains to down-regulate.

[23:02] The most important thing you are doing as a parent is modeling responsive behaviors.

[25:14] Dr. Kiru explains the physiological impact of taking a deep breath.

[26:44] A relationship that suffered any sort of trauma can be strengthened when there is an adequate repair to that trauma.

[31:33] When we open the space to be ok to be disappointing in our relationships we can be far more honest.

[33:10] The pillars of success: mindset mastery, communicating with confidence and building secure attachments.

[42:05]  The first phase in the work with Dr. Kiru is developing a secure attachment.

[43:33] Dr. Kiru presents an example of how a secure attachment in an assertive conversation would look like.

[49:24] When our relationships are in a state of distress we are in a state of distress.

[51:22] Dr. Kiru’s shares a perceived mistake that propelled her forward.

[53:40] Dr. Kiru talks about her greatest mentors: her husband and daughter.

[56:31] What makes Dr. Kiru rebellious?

[57:28] Rapid fire questions.

Continue on your wild journey…

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Quotes and Tweetables: 

“Nothing rocks our world more than having a family.” #therebelpodcast #family #growth

“We have over 70,000 thoughts per day, over 80% are negative and 98% of our thoughts are simply repeated from the day before.” #therebelpodcast #thoughts #repetition

“The most important thing you are doing as a parent is modelling responsive behaviors.” #therebelpodcast #parenthood #modelling #responsive

“Taking a deep breath will force you to think and then react.” #therebelpodcast #breathe #pause #reflect

“When we realize disappointment is intrinsic to relationships we can show up as our authentic selves knowing we won’t meet all our partner’s needs.” #therebelpodcast #dissapointment #relationships

“Mindset mastery is taking radical responsibility for our own happiness.” #therebelpodcast #mindset #responsibility #happiness 

“Social isolation is the leading all cause mortality.” #therebelpodcast #social #isolation #mortality

Naturopathic Doctor. Clinic director. mama of 2. Mom & baby practice. IV vitamin therapy. BHRT & hormone health. Digestion. Dr. Mom ND. Lover of life. Born Rebel.

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