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PodcastOvercoming Presentation Anxiety, with Kessonga

Overcoming Presentation Anxiety, with Kessonga

Kessonga and Robin answer questions about holding grudges, anxiety when presenting, and long-term conflicts in relationships with parents.

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(peaceful harp music) Headspace Studios. Now, when I say letting go, it doesn't mean that you have to all of a sudden like the person. What it means is allowing yourself to let go of the situation, let go of the experience, thereby allowing yourself to move forward in a more appropriate, a more healthy way. Have you ever wished you had a wise meditation teacher on speed dial? Someone you can call after a long day. Someone you could lean on for their advice. Someone to listen and help you to see things differently. Welcome to "Dear Headspace". (groovy jazz music) Welcome back, everyone, to another episode of "Dear Headspace", a podcast where I sit down with one of our meditation teachers and we answer your questions about the ups, the downs, and I mean, can I say the sideways of life? I said it, I said it. All right, I'm Robin Hopkins. You can definitely say that. And today I'm sitting here with the one, the only, Kessonga. So good to be here, Robin. So good to be here. I mean, we're in person and it's, I'm so excited whenever we get to record in person. I mean, 'cause this is just like one of those lovely times where we get to be in the room together, be present. Yes, it's a supreme treat. Right, especially 'cause you and I both work remotely. And it's, I work out of my bedroom, but you have a little man cave. I have my man cave and I need my man cave. I'm so jealous of your man cave, by the way, every time we record. No, I need my man cave for sure. I live in a house of estrogen, you know. So, I need my man cave it- I should set up a little call between you and my son because he lives in a house of estrogen. God bless him. That sounds like the name of a Netflix show. All right, well what is, what's it like for you working remotely? I mean, 'cause Headspace is out here in LA. So you're one of the teachers who isn't based in LA. Yeah, I'm in North Carolina. Yeah. Yeah, so it's weird. I miss the camaraderie of being in person. But I kind of reframed it because I thoroughly enjoy traveling to LA. So I guess that's, that's how I deal with it. I know in 2022 I was coming every month. Oh, that's a lot. Yeah, but it was great. That's nice though. Yeah, it was great. It was really great. It's funny 'cause, like I said, I'm working remotely as well and I'm working in my bedroom. And I think the thing I miss too is the community aspect. Getting up and going and, I'm getting a snack, you wanna walk over here with me? With your coworkers and all of that. So for you, because you're not there, do you actively search for community within your day or are you just like,...


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About your teachers

  • A former Buddhist monk, Andy has guided people in meditation and mindfulness for 20 years. In his mission to make these practices accessible to all, he co-created the Headspace app in 2010.

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  • Eve is a mindfulness teacher, overseeing Headspace’s meditation curriculum. She is passionate about sharing meditation to help others feel less stressed and experience more compassion in their lives.

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  • As a meditation teacher, Dora encourages others to live, breathe, and be with the fullness of their experiences. She loves meditation’s power to create community and bring clarity to people’s minds.

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  • Kessonga has been an acupuncturists, therapist, and meditation teacher, working to bring mindfulness to the diverse populations of the world.

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  • Rosie Acosta has studied yoga and mindfulness for more than 20 years and taught for over a decade. Rosie’s mission is to help others overcome adversity and experience radical love.

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