Mind. Body. Sleep.

Beth Kendall

Mind. Body. Sleep.™ is the perfect podcast for anyone who wants to recover from insomnia using a holistic perspective. In this podcast, we explore the remarkable world of neuroplasticity and dive deep into the inner workings of the mind and nervous system. We’ll discover how these vital aspects of our being influence our sleep patterns and offer groundbreaking insights into the transformational power of the mind-body connection. Completely recovered after 42 years of insomnia, holistic sleep coach Beth Kendall now uses her expertise to help others. Get ready to revolutionize your understanding of sleep, and unravel the mysteries around why we develop insomnia.

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Hyperarousal and the Expectation Effect | Ep 26
Apr 4 2024
Hyperarousal and the Expectation Effect | Ep 26
This week I’m talking all about hyperarousal and the Expectation Effect.Do you ever find yourself thinking things like:   “I understand all of this logically, so why am I still not sleeping?”   “I didn’t go to bed until I was sleepy, but then I still didn’t sleep. Why is that?”   “I normally sleep well on the weekends, but this week I didn’t. What’s going on?”These are all perfectly normal thoughts that can lead to some hyperarousal.Hyperarousal stems from expecting something about a situation to be different from what it actually is.In this episode, I first talk about acceptability thresholds:What they areWhy we create themThe two most important things you need to know about themNext, we look at how expectations create resistance to what is — keeping us stuck in the struggle with sleep.Lastly, we explore how to meet this challenge and why expectations might not be as essential as we think.Enjoy!Subscribe to The Mind. Body. Sleep.™ Podcast:Apple | Spotify | GoogleWork with Beth:👉 Learn About the Mind. Body. Sleep. Mentorship👉 Start the Free Insomnia CourseFull Show Notes & Transcription HERE.🧡 Please rate and review the podcast on your favorite platform!!About Beth Kendall MA, FNTP: For decades, Beth struggled with the relentless grip of insomnia. After finally understanding insomnia from a mind-body perspective, she changed her relationship with sleep, and completely recovered. Liberated from the constant worry of not sleeping, she’s on a mission to help others recover as well. Her transformative program Mind. Body. Sleep.™ has been a beacon of light for hundreds of others seeking solace from sleepless nights. © 2023 - 2024 Beth KendallDISCLAIMER: The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice. No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. The Mind. Body. Sleep. Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site as there are no assurances as to any particular outcome.
How Austyn Left Insomnia and Got His Life Back | Ep 25
Mar 21 2024
How Austyn Left Insomnia and Got His Life Back | Ep 25
Working with Austyn to get beyond insomnia was such a pleasure and now he’s sharing his story to help others.In this heartfelt interview we dive into:The role of OCD in insomniaHow the brain latches on to an intrusive thoughtThe connection between health anxiety and sleep anxietyThe loneliness of insomniaAustyn gives us an honest portrayal of the recovery trajectory and how the concepts of courage, self-compassion, mindfulness, trust, and acceptance come into the picture.Nothing about insomnia is easy. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t silver linings.It brings me immense joy to witness the transformations of my amazing students. This episode is a must listen for anyone struggling with OCD or sleep anxiety.You can learn more about Austyn and his music HERE.Subscribe to The Mind. Body. Sleep.™ Podcast:Apple | Spotify | GoogleWork with Beth:👉 Learn About the Mind. Body. Sleep. Mentorship👉 Start the Free Insomnia CourseFull Show Notes & Transcription HERE.🧡 Please rate and review the podcast on your favorite platform!!About Beth Kendall MA, FNTP: For decades, Beth struggled with the relentless grip of insomnia. After finally understanding insomnia from a mind-body perspective, she changed her relationship with sleep, and completely recovered. Liberated from the constant worry of not sleeping, she’s on a mission to help others recover as well. Her transformative program Mind. Body. Sleep.™ has been a beacon of light for hundreds of others seeking solace from sleepless nights. © 2023 - 2024 Beth KendallDISCLAIMER: The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice. No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. The Mind. Body. Sleep. Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site as there are no assurances as to any particular outcome.
Is Trust the Antidote to Insomnia? | Ep 24
Mar 7 2024
Is Trust the Antidote to Insomnia? | Ep 24
This one is all about TRUST, my friends. Because when it comes to insomnia, trust seems to be the missing ingredient.I mean...Could  you even HAVE insomnia if you trusted your own ability to sleep?I don’t think so.Let’s talk about the intersection between faith and fear, and how these two orientations occupy two sides of the same coin.In this episode, we look at:The pivotal role of trust in the context of insomnia.How I help people reconnect to their trust.My personal definition of insomnia recovery.Join me for my most important episode to date — I hope it guides you back towards trust. Subscribe to The Mind. Body. Sleep.™ Podcast:Apple | Spotify | GoogleWork with Beth:👉 Learn About the Mind. Body. Sleep. Mentorship👉 Start the Free Insomnia CourseFull Show Notes & Transcription HERE.🧡 Please rate and review the podcast on your favorite platform!!About Beth Kendall MA, FNTP: For decades, Beth struggled with the relentless grip of insomnia. After finally understanding insomnia from a mind-body perspective, she changed her relationship with sleep, and completely recovered. Liberated from the constant worry of not sleeping, she’s on a mission to help others recover as well. Her transformative program Mind. Body. Sleep.™ has been a beacon of light for hundreds of others seeking solace from sleepless nights. © 2023 - 2024 Beth KendallDISCLAIMER: The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice. No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. The Mind. Body. Sleep. Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site as there are no assurances as to any particular outcome.
Why You Jerk Awake Right After Falling Asleep | Ep 23
Feb 22 2024
Why You Jerk Awake Right After Falling Asleep | Ep 23
Do you JOLT awake right on the cusp of sleep and feel a sense of panic?Does your brain decide to wake you up right after you fall asleep?Do you feel like you’re unconsciously monitoring everything about your sleep even while you’re falling asleep?This episode is all about hypnic jerks — what they are, why they happen, and what you can do about it.Hypnic jerks were a big part of my insomnia experience, and definitely one of the scariest parts.I could not understand why my body would jolt me awake right on the edge of sleep in a state of total panic like I wanted to escape the room?It made no sense?!Doctors didn’t have a clue and I thought for sure I was developing some sort of strange neurological condition.Come to find out, these jerks aren’t unusual at all. In fact, they’re a common part of the insomnia experience.Tune in to learn why this scary scenario is actually a normal aspect of our fight-or-flight system and how you can work with them in a helpful way.Subscribe to The Mind. Body. Sleep.™ Podcast:Apple | Spotify | GoogleWork with Beth:👉 Learn About the Mind. Body. Sleep. Mentorship👉 Start the Free Insomnia CourseFull Show Notes & Transcription HERE.🧡 Please rate and review the podcast on your favorite platform!!About Beth Kendall MA, FNTP: For decades, Beth struggled with the relentless grip of insomnia. After finally understanding insomnia from a mind-body perspective, she changed her relationship with sleep, and completely recovered. Liberated from the constant worry of not sleeping, she’s on a mission to help others recover as well. Her transformative program Mind. Body. Sleep.™ has been a beacon of light for hundreds of others seeking solace from sleepless nights. © 2023 - 2024 Beth KendallDISCLAIMER: The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice. No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. The Mind. Body. Sleep. Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site as there are no assurances as to any particular outcome.
Cracking the Code: Pattern Seeking During Insomnia | Ep 22
Feb 8 2024
Cracking the Code: Pattern Seeking During Insomnia | Ep 22
This episode is a shout-out to all my fellow analytical, detail-oriented, problem-solving, Type A, perfectionistic code-crackers.I know you're out there!If you find yourself meticulously scrutinizing every detail of your life looking for clues as to why you have insomnia, this one's for you.We deep dive into a common behavior I call ‘pattern-seeking.’ This natural facet of our safety system helps us survive in the world, but in the case of insomnia, often turns into patternicity.Patternicity looks for patterns that don’t necessarily exist and makes predictions based off those perceived patterns.Tune in to hear more about:How pattern-seeking takes shape during insomniaWhat’s really driving itThe MOST crucial pattern of allTowards the end of the podcast, I share three key insights about pattern-seeking:Education and awareness: Understanding WHY your brain engages in certain behaviors empowers you.Examining the driver: Look beyond the behavior at the motivations driving it, so you can recognize if it's rooted in trust or fear.  The only code to crack: Trying to fix something that isn’t fundamentally broken only confuses the unconscious mind (where sleep lives).By changing how you respond to insomnia, you can initiate a shift in how insomnia responds to you.Subscribe to The Mind. Body. Sleep.™ Podcast:Apple | Spotify | GoogleWork with Beth:👉 Learn About the Mind. Body. Sleep. Mentorship👉 Start the Free Insomnia CourseFull Show Notes & Transcription HERE.🧡 Please rate and review the podcast on your favorite platform!!About Beth Kendall MA, FNTP: For decades, Beth struggled with the relentless grip of insomnia. After finally understanding insomnia from a mind-body perspective, she changed her relationship with sleep, and completely recovered. Liberated from the constant worry of not sleeping, she’s on a mission to help others recover as well. Her transformative program Mind. Body. Sleep.™ has been a beacon of light for hundreds of others seeking solace from sleepless nights. © 2023 - 2024 Beth KendallDISCLAIMER: The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice. No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. The Mind. Body. Sleep. Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site as there are no assurances as to any particular outcome.
Sleep Meds and Inner Conflict | Ep 21
Jan 25 2024
Sleep Meds and Inner Conflict | Ep 21
Sleep meds were the absolute BANE of my existence.I loathed taking them but also really needed them, which entangled me in a web of constant worry about the impact they were going to have on my life.But here's the twist...That changed pretty quickly once I understood what insomnia was and why it was happening.In today’s episode, I share the ups and downs of my personal journey and explore the Mind. Body. Sleep. mentorship’s unique stance on medication during insomnia recovery.Then, I talk about where the real conflict lies and why it’s not as straightforward as you might think.Lastly,  I share what FINALLY got me off medications for good, and how the experience changed how I view meds in general.Key highlights include:Why it goes beyond JUST medication How our beliefs play a roleWhy I struggled SO much during my own journeyHow working with a sleep coach can be a game-changerIntegrating medications into the recovery processWhere true freedom liesJoin me in this transformative episode to change your outlook on sleep meds as you navigate the recovery path.Subscribe to The Mind. Body. Sleep.™ Podcast:Apple | Spotify | GoogleWork with Beth:👉 Learn About the Mind. Body. Sleep. Mentorship👉 Start the Free Insomnia CourseFull Show Notes & Transcription HERE.🧡 Please rate and review the podcast on your favorite platform!!About Beth Kendall MA, FNTP: For decades, Beth struggled with the relentless grip of insomnia. After finally understanding insomnia from a mind-body perspective, she changed her relationship with sleep, and completely recovered. Liberated from the constant worry of not sleeping, she’s on a mission to help others recover as well. Her transformative program Mind. Body. Sleep.™ has been a beacon of light for hundreds of others seeking solace from sleepless nights. © 2023 - 2024 Beth KendallDISCLAIMER: The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice. No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. The Mind. Body. Sleep. Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site as there are no assurances as to any particular outcome.
Rethinking Progress During Recovery | Ep 20
Jan 11 2024
Rethinking Progress During Recovery | Ep 20
Hello, my friends! This one is all about measuring PROGRESS.When you’re going through insomnia, of course you want sleep more than life itself — that's totally understandable. But let’s be mindful of how we measure progress because one leads to stress, and the other safety.In this episode, I challenge the conventional measure of progress and introduce a novel perspective:Progress is better assessed by how one RESPONDS to sleep than the quantity or quality of sleep itself.What?! Tune in to learn:Why relying on sleep as a way to define progress might be holding you backHow directing attention to our responses brings about profound changeThe goal versus byproduct conceptStrategies to ease pressure and overcome performance anxietyOvercoming insomnia is a nuanced journey but it doesn’t have to be hard. (It’s certainly not harder than insomnia itself.)As you move forward, remember: self-kindness is always an optioncelebrating the little things is actually the BIG thingprogress doesn’t always show up as sleep firstHappy New Year!Subscribe to The Mind. Body. Sleep.™ Podcast:Apple | Spotify | GoogleWork with Beth:👉 Learn About the Mind. Body. Sleep. Mentorship👉 Start the Free Insomnia CourseFull Show Notes & Transcription HERE.🧡 Please rate and review the podcast on your favorite platform!!About Beth Kendall MA, FNTP: For decades, Beth struggled with the relentless grip of insomnia. After finally understanding insomnia from a mind-body perspective, she changed her relationship with sleep, and completely recovered. Liberated from the constant worry of not sleeping, she’s on a mission to help others recover as well. Her transformative program Mind. Body. Sleep.™ has been a beacon of light for hundreds of others seeking solace from sleepless nights. © 2023 - 2024 Beth KendallDISCLAIMER: The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice. No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. The Mind. Body. Sleep. Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site as there are no assurances as to any particular outcome.
Sleep Optimization vs. Insomnia | Ep 19
Dec 28 2023
Sleep Optimization vs. Insomnia | Ep 19
Finding real help for insomnia can feel daunting.Mainly because there are TWO different conversations going on in the sleep world: 1. Sleep optimization: This conversation focuses on improving sleep for people who don't have insomnia, typically through lifestyle changes and sleep hygiene practices.2. Insomnia: This conversation addresses the underlying conditioned fear and anxiety driving chronic sleeplessness.The stark contradiction between these two conversations makes it crucial to understand them.Tune in to this information-packed episode to discover:The importance of understanding the ROOT CAUSE of insomniaWhat separates sleep disruption from insomniaWhy sleep hygiene is a waste of timeWhy focusing even MORE on sleep isn't helpful for insomniaHow relying on external interventions can erode trust over timeGaining a better understanding of these two conversations is key on the path back to sleep freedom. And trust me, once you grasp the distinction, you’ll start seeing it everywhere.Subscribe to The Mind. Body. Sleep.™ Podcast:Apple | Spotify | GoogleWork with Beth:👉 Learn About the Mind. Body. Sleep. Mentorship👉 Start the Free Insomnia CourseFull Show Notes & Transcription HERE.🧡 Please rate and review the podcast on your favorite platform!!About Beth Kendall MA, FNTP: For decades, Beth struggled with the relentless grip of insomnia. After finally understanding insomnia from a mind-body perspective, she changed her relationship with sleep, and completely recovered. Liberated from the constant worry of not sleeping, she’s on a mission to help others recover as well. Her transformative program Mind. Body. Sleep.™ has been a beacon of light for hundreds of others seeking solace from sleepless nights. © 2023 - 2024 Beth KendallDISCLAIMER: The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice. No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. The Mind. Body. Sleep. Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site as there are no assurances as to any particular outcome.
Insomnia and the Perceived Danger Connection | Ep 18
Dec 14 2023
Insomnia and the Perceived Danger Connection | Ep 18
In this episode, I not only spill the beans on my newfound passion for Peloton, but I go deeper into why our brains won’t let us sleep.Join me to learn:Why insomnia is based in survivalHow insomnia becomes a fearThe role of hyperarousalThe difference between real and perceived dangerThe significance of mindfulness during recoveryWhy fixing sleep doesn’t workThis deep dive into perceived threat responses offers hope and unveils why the principles of neuroplasticity empowers us to go beyond our reptilian brain.Subscribe to The Mind. Body. Sleep.™ Podcast:Apple | Spotify | GoogleWork with Beth:👉 Learn About the Mind. Body. Sleep. Mentorship👉 Start the Free Insomnia CourseFull Show Notes & Transcription HERE.🧡 Please rate and review the podcast on your favorite platform!!About Beth Kendall MA, FNTP: For decades, Beth struggled with the relentless grip of insomnia. After finally understanding insomnia from a mind-body perspective, she changed her relationship with sleep, and completely recovered. Liberated from the constant worry of not sleeping, she’s on a mission to help others recover as well. Her transformative program Mind. Body. Sleep.™ has been a beacon of light for hundreds of others seeking solace from sleepless nights. © 2023 - 2024 Beth KendallDISCLAIMER: The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice. No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. The Mind. Body. Sleep. Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site as there are no assurances as to any particular outcome.
Lauren's Shift: Insomnia to Trusting Life Again | Ep 17
Nov 30 2023
Lauren's Shift: Insomnia to Trusting Life Again | Ep 17
Welcome to this insightful interview with the lovely Lauren Meikle joining us all the way from South Africa. Lauren opens up about her unexpected journey through insomnia.It all started when she started teaching K-Pop dance classes…In this powerful conversation, Lauren reveals:How her relationship to sleep started to changeWhy she had to step back from teaching dance The resurgence of insomnia and its toll on her lifeWhy she felt like she was losing her mindHow chasing more things to sleep ultimately failed herWhat made insomnia the most challengingHow a single word explained the whole thingWhat the path out of insomnia looked likeLauren shares her story to provide hope for others going through insomnia.You can check out even more gems from her in this wonderful interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPerp34TR9oSubscribe to The Mind. Body. Sleep.™ Podcast:Apple | Spotify | GoogleWork with Beth:👉 Learn About the Mind. Body. Sleep. Mentorship👉 Start the Free Insomnia CourseFull Show Notes & Transcription HERE.🧡 Please rate and review the podcast on your favorite platform!!About Beth Kendall MA, FNTP: For decades, Beth struggled with the relentless grip of insomnia. After finally understanding insomnia from a mind-body perspective, she changed her relationship with sleep, and completely recovered. Liberated from the constant worry of not sleeping, she’s on a mission to help others recover as well. Her transformative program Mind. Body. Sleep.™ has been a beacon of light for hundreds of others seeking solace from sleepless nights. © 2023 - 2024 Beth KendallDISCLAIMER: The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice. No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. The Mind. Body. Sleep. Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site as there are no assurances as to any particular outcome.
Using Indifference to Overcome Sleep Anxiety | Ep 16
Nov 16 2023
Using Indifference to Overcome Sleep Anxiety | Ep 16
In today’s episode we explore the powerful concept of INDIFFERENCE. Fostering an attitude of indifference is a transformative way to acknowledge your brains messages without being overly fazed them.You’re not taking whatever it’s telling you as the unequivocal TRUTH of the situation.Insomnia is a conditioned pattern of fear. But we can nurture our brains to let go of this fear. By responding from a place of indifference (versus reinforcement), we can forge new pathways around what the brain perceives as a threat.Examples of indifference include:“Oh well”“Whatever”“So what?”When the brain is signaling DANGER, DANGER, DANGER. We’re saying, “Whatever, I’m actually okay.”Indifference can be valuable because it helps the brain perceive a sense of safety.Before you know it, sleep becomes sleep again — just a natural part of life.Subscribe to The Mind. Body. Sleep.™ Podcast:Apple | Spotify | GoogleWork with Beth:👉 Learn About the Mind. Body. Sleep. Mentorship👉 Start the Free Insomnia CourseFull Show Notes & Transcription HERE.🧡 Please rate and review the podcast on your favorite platform!!About Beth Kendall MA, FNTP: For decades, Beth struggled with the relentless grip of insomnia. After finally understanding insomnia from a mind-body perspective, she changed her relationship with sleep, and completely recovered. Liberated from the constant worry of not sleeping, she’s on a mission to help others recover as well. Her transformative program Mind. Body. Sleep.™ has been a beacon of light for hundreds of others seeking solace from sleepless nights. © 2023 - 2024 Beth KendallDISCLAIMER: The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice. No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. The Mind. Body. Sleep. Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site as there are no assurances as to any particular outcome.
Paradoxical Insomnia – Why You Feel Like You’re Not Sleeping | Ep 15
Nov 9 2023
Paradoxical Insomnia – Why You Feel Like You’re Not Sleeping | Ep 15
Do you ever wake up and wonder if you even slept at all?Do you feel like your body is sleeping but your brain is awake?Do you feel like you’re in some kind of weird limbo state; half-asleep and half-awake?If so, this episode is tailored specifically for you!One of the most bizarre aspects of my own insomnia experience was the seeming inability I had to sleep deeply. My brain wouldn’t let me cross fully into sleep no matter what I did.Hypersleep is a common phenomenon, but without understanding what it is or why it happens, it can feel pretty scary.Finally, after decades of feeling like I had a broken brain, I understood what was going on. And that made it SO much easier to get beyond.Join me in this episode and discover:What paradoxical insomnia isThe two crucial factors that affect sleepWhy nothing is inherently wrongHow to navigate this peculiar sleep stateWhy it won’t last foreverOnce this paradoxical mystery fades,  hypersleep becomes deeper sleep. And you can get back to your big, beautiful life.Subscribe to The Mind. Body. Sleep.™ Podcast:Apple | Spotify | GoogleWork with Beth:👉 Learn About the Mind. Body. Sleep. Mentorship👉 Start the Free Insomnia CourseFull Show Notes & Transcription HERE.🧡 Please rate and review the podcast on your favorite platform!!About Beth Kendall MA, FNTP: For decades, Beth struggled with the relentless grip of insomnia. After finally understanding insomnia from a mind-body perspective, she changed her relationship with sleep, and completely recovered. Liberated from the constant worry of not sleeping, she’s on a mission to help others recover as well. Her transformative program Mind. Body. Sleep.™ has been a beacon of light for hundreds of others seeking solace from sleepless nights. © 2023 - 2024 Beth KendallDISCLAIMER: The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice. No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. The Mind. Body. Sleep. Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site as there are no assurances as to any particular outcome.
From Night Call to Sound Sleep: Richard’s 40-Year Odyssey | Ep 14
Nov 2 2023
From Night Call to Sound Sleep: Richard’s 40-Year Odyssey | Ep 14
In this compelling episode, I sit down with Richard Wills MD, resident sleep coach for the Mind. Body. Sleep. mentorship program. Throughout this thoughtful interview, he candidly shares the remarkable 40-year journey that has been his struggle with insomnia.Tune in for a captivating story of how insomnia starts... and how it ends.Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll hear:How insomnia started in med schoolHow sleep deprivation became glorified during his residencyThe challenges that came with doing CBT-I three timesHow he cultivated an attitude of indifferenceThe creative strategies he used to befriend wakefulnessWhat made him decide to become a sleep coachJoin this conversation with Richard as we dive into the interesting and enlightening story of his battle with insomnia and the valuable lessons he's learned along the way.Subscribe to The Mind. Body. Sleep.™ Podcast: Apple | Spotify | GoogleWork with Beth: 👉 Learn About the Mind. Body. Sleep. Mentorship👉 Start the Free Insomnia CourseFull Show Notes & Transcription HERE.🧡 Please rate and review the podcast on your favorite platform!!© 2023 - 2024 Beth KendallDISCLAIMER: The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice. No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. The Mind. Body. Sleep. Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site as there are no assurances as to any particular outcome.
Going Beyond the Insomnia Identity | Ep 13
Oct 26 2023
Going Beyond the Insomnia Identity | Ep 13
Do you ever feel like insomnia is slowly starting to take over your life?Are you wondering if you're ever going to be who you were before insomnia?Is your life getting smaller and smaller but you’re not really sure what to do about it?This episode is for you.The insomnia identity can sneak up you…First, you give up things that you really enjoy like coffee or wine (even though they never affected your sleep before). Then, you stop going out with friends at night (too close to bedtime and what if you don’t sleep?). Soon, you stop making early morning appointments (too much pressure to get up). Before you know it, the mere mention of a vacation seems scary and out of the question.Every aspect of life gets filtered through the lens of: “How will this affect my sleep?”Tune in to learn:Why we build up protective patterns of beliefWhat you can do to start moving away from insomniaThe profound influence our focus has on our attentionHow to find your North StarWhy self-blame isn’t the answerWhere to wisely put your attentionThe gradual process of shifting your identityRemember: You are NOT defined by insomnia. You are having the experience of insomnia. It’s not who you are, just a temporary experience to be had. Subscribe to The Mind. Body. Sleep.™ Podcast: Apple | Spotify | GoogleWork with Beth: 👉 Learn About the Mind. Body. Sleep. Mentorship👉 Start the Free Insomnia CourseFull Show Notes & Transcription HERE.🧡 Please rate and review the podcast on your favorite platform!!About Beth Kendall MA, FNTP: For decades, Beth struggled with the relentless grip of insomnia. After finally understanding insomnia from a mind-body perspective, she changed her relationship with sleep, and completely recovered. Liberated from the constant worry of not sleeping, she’s on a mission to help others recover as well. Her transformative program Mind. Body. Sleep.™ has been a beacon of light for hundreds of others seeking solace from sleepless nights. © 2023 - 2024 Beth KendallDISCLAIMER: The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice. No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. The Mind. Body. Sleep. Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site as there are no assurances as to any particular outcome.
It’s Not About the Bed | Ep 12
Oct 19 2023
It’s Not About the Bed | Ep 12
Is the association you have with your bed making it difficult to sleep?Possibly. But I think there’s a bit more to the story.This episode explores the role of the bed in insomnia and presents a new perspective on how the brain perceives this association.Tune in to learn:Why the bed theory didn’t make sense to meThe true driver behind sleeplessnessWhy cues don’t equal causeWhat really made the difference in my bedWhen it makes sense to change your relationship with the bedIf you’re worried that you’ve developed a negative association with your bed, this episode is a must-listen.Subscribe to The Mind. Body. Sleep.™ Podcast: Apple | Spotify | GoogleWork with Beth: 👉 Learn About the Mind. Body. Sleep. Mentorship👉 Start the Free Insomnia Course HereFull Show Notes & Transcription HERE.🧡 Please rate and review the podcast on your favorite platform!!About Beth Kendall MA, FNTP: For decades, Beth struggled with the relentless grip of insomnia. After finally understanding insomnia from a mind-body perspective, she changed her relationship with sleep, and completely recovered. Liberated from the constant worry of not sleeping, she’s on a mission to help others recover as well. Her transformative program Mind. Body. Sleep.™ has been a beacon of light for hundreds of others seeking solace from sleepless nights. © 2023 - 2024 Beth KendallDISCLAIMER: The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice. No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. The Mind. Body. Sleep. Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site as there are no assurances as to any particular outcome.
Navigating Through Fear During Insomnia | Ep 11
Oct 12 2023
Navigating Through Fear During Insomnia | Ep 11
Have you struggled with feelings of fear or anxiety during insomnia?This can look like:Panic at night lying in bedFear around bedtimeLow grade feelings of dread or doomAnxiety that comes out of the nowhereAnticipatory anxiety about late nights or tripsHow to go about processing these emotions isn’t always clear!In this episode, I share a 3-step framework for HOW TO FEEL YOUR FEELINGS:Awareness: Recognizing fear is the first step towards addressing it.Compassion: Rewiring your brain from danger to safety through self-kindness.Create a new experience: Our brains learn primarily through experiences - when the experience changes the pattern changes.Tune in for a deeper understanding of how to feel your feelings.Who knew something so simple could be so revolutionary?!Subscribe to The Mind. Body. Sleep.™ Podcast: Apple | Spotify | GoogleWork with Beth: 👉 Learn About the Mind. Body. Sleep. Mentorship👉 Start the Free Insomnia Course HereFull Show Notes & Transcription HERE.🧡 Please rate and review the podcast on your favorite platform!!About Beth Kendall MA, FNTP: For decades, Beth struggled with the relentless grip of insomnia. After finally understanding insomnia from a mind-body perspective, she changed her relationship with sleep, and completely recovered. Liberated from the constant worry of not sleeping, she’s on a mission to help others recover as well. Her transformative program Mind. Body. Sleep.™ has been a beacon of light for hundreds of others seeking solace from sleepless nights. © 2023 - 2024 Beth KendallDISCLAIMER: The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice. No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. The Mind. Body. Sleep. Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site as there are no assurances as to any particular outcome.
Reclaiming Sleep as a New Mom: Talia Cooper's Journey | Ep 10
Oct 5 2023
Reclaiming Sleep as a New Mom: Talia Cooper's Journey | Ep 10
Hey there new moms, this one is for you!This insightful conversation is with Talia Cooper, an intuitive eating coach who’s been in the trenches of postpartum sleep disruption. And in her case, insomnia kicked in when her daughter actually started sleeping BETTER!Here’s a sneak peek of some of the wisdom she’s dropping:The a-ha moment she had after infant sleep trainingHow old eating patterns showed up during sleep strugglesHow sleep became an obsessionThe big eye-opener she had about hyperarousalHow rules and rigidity create pitfalls for sleepHow my free email course rerouted her sleep approachWhy it’s all comes back to TRUSTThis wonderful interview is sure to help anyone struggling with the postpartum sleep puzzle!Connect With Talia: taliacoopercoaching.comSubscribe to The Mind. Body. Sleep.™ Podcast: Apple | Spotify | GoogleWork with Beth: 👉 Learn About the Mind. Body. Sleep. Mentorship👉 Start the Free Insomnia Course HereFull Show Notes & Transcription HERE.🧡 Please rate and review the podcast on your favorite platform!!About Beth Kendall MA, FNTP: For decades, Beth struggled with the relentless grip of insomnia. After finally understanding insomnia from a mind-body perspective, she changed her relationship with sleep, and completely recovered. Liberated from the constant worry of not sleeping, she’s on a mission to help others recover as well. Her transformative program Mind. Body. Sleep.™ has been a beacon of light for hundreds of others seeking solace from sleepless nights. © 2023 - 2024 Beth KendallDISCLAIMER: The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice. No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. The Mind. Body. Sleep. Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site as there are no assurances as to any particular outcome.
Insomnia and the Unconscious Mind | Ep 9
Sep 28 2023
Insomnia and the Unconscious Mind | Ep 9
This episode is ALL about the unconscious mind.Sleep at its very core is SIMPLE. There is nothing you need to do or be. But could we be missing an opportunity to understand insomnia from greater perspective?Could insomnia itself be a conditioned fear that lives beneath our conscious awareness?I certainly think so!In this episode, I share 3 reasons WHY understanding the unconscious mind isn’t just valuable, but transformative.1. It knows WAY more than the conscious mind does.It’s where emotions areIt’s where the immune system residesThe nervous system is a representation of the unconscious mindBeliefs and value systems live in the unconscious mind2. It helps us better understand ourselvesInsomnia is a habit Anything we DO with repetition, THINK with repetition, or FEEL with repetition becomes habituated in the nervous systemRepetition creates an unconscious belief or thought like: “I’m not a good sleeper,” which eventually moves over to the unconscious mind (to clear up space in the conscious mind)The story we tell ourselves over and over becomes the realityWe can get addicted to a belief,  ideology or story3. It makes it easier to make changes in your lifeWe’re missing a greater intelligence to work withHelps people tell new storiesChanging habits = changing the brainIf you’re curious about your own life experience and want to understand insomnia from an unconscious level, this episode is for you.Subscribe to The Mind. Body. Sleep.™ Podcast: Apple | Spotify | GoogleWork with Beth: 👉 Learn About the Mind. Body. Sleep. Mentorship👉 Start the Free Insomnia Course HereFull Show Notes & Transcription HERE.🧡 Please rate and review the podcast on your favorite platform!!About Beth Kendall MA, FNTP: For decades, Beth struggled with the relentless grip of insomnia. After finally understanding insomnia from a mind-body perspective, she changed her relationship with sleep, and completely recovered. Liberated from the constant worry of not sleeping, she’s on a mission to help others recover as well. Her transformative program Mind. Body. Sleep.™ has been a beacon of light for hundreds of others seeking solace from sleepless nights. © 2023 - 2024 Beth KendallDISCLAIMER: The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice. No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. The Mind. Body. Sleep. Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site as there are no assurances as to any particular outcome.
Should I Wait Until I’m Sleepy to Go to Bed? | Ep 8
Sep 21 2023
Should I Wait Until I’m Sleepy to Go to Bed? | Ep 8
The “sleepy rule” is a popular one. But does it always apply?In this episode I unpack the pros and cons behind waiting until you’re sleepy to go to bed.If you find yourself thinking:“Am I sleepy yet?” “Is this a good time to go to bed?”“Is this sleepy or just fatigue?”“What if I’m not sleepy enough?”This podcast is for you!I talk about:Chasing sleep and what that looks likeThe big idea behind waiting until you’re sleepy to go to bedHow the brain shifts into “monitoring mode” looking for sleepyHow it can become an unintentional means of avoidanceAt the very end, I share the recommendation l offer most of my clients and why I believe: “There are no rules when it comes to sleep. Only decisions.”Subscribe to The Mind. Body. Sleep.™ Podcast: Apple | Spotify | GoogleWork with Beth: 👉 Learn About the Mind. Body. Sleep. Mentorship👉 Start the Free Insomnia Course HereFull Show Notes & Transcription HERE.🧡 Please rate and review the podcast on your favorite platform!!About Beth Kendall MA, FNTP: For decades, Beth struggled with the relentless grip of insomnia. After finally understanding insomnia from a mind-body perspective, she changed her relationship with sleep, and completely recovered. Liberated from the constant worry of not sleeping, she’s on a mission to help others recover as well. Her transformative program Mind. Body. Sleep.™ has been a beacon of light for hundreds of others seeking solace from sleepless nights. © 2023 - 2024 Beth KendallDISCLAIMER: The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice. No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. The Mind. Body. Sleep. Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site as there are no assurances as to any particular outcome.
The Lighter Side of Insomnia w/ Michelle Weil | Ep 7
Sep 14 2023
The Lighter Side of Insomnia w/ Michelle Weil | Ep 7
Have you done some crazy things to sleep?Spent tons of money trying everything?Feel like you’re the ONLY one who has gone to such lengths?Well, you’re NOT alone!Join close friend and fellow sleep coach, Michelle Weil, and I as we share some of the wildest things we’ve ever done for sleep and why we can laugh about them now.In this episode, we dive into:What Seinfeld had to do with Michelle and insomnia.The most expensive thing Beth did for sleep.The bizarre environments we could sleep in (and the luxury places we couldn’t).Why we love Huberman but question some of his sleep advice.How we see people fall into the trap of insomnia and how to avoid it.Some of the sleep rules we followed religiously in our quest for sleep.Tune in as we share the highs and lows of our sleep journeys and stick around until the very end to hear about the unexpected silver linings that came from insomnia.Connect with Michelle Weil:  hopefulmind.com Subscribe to The Mind. Body. Sleep.™ Podcast: Apple | Spotify | GoogleWork with Beth: 👉 Learn About the Mind. Body. Sleep. Mentorship👉 Start the Free Insomnia Course HereFull Show Notes & Transcription HERE.🧡 Please rate and review the podcast in your favorite platform!! About Beth Kendall MA, FNTP: For decades, Beth struggled with the relentless grip of insomnia. After finally understanding insomnia from a mind-body perspective, she changed her relationship with sleep, and completely recovered. Liberated from the constant worry of not sleeping, she’s on a mission to help others recover as well. Her transformative program Mind. Body. Sleep.™ has been a beacon of light for hundreds of others seeking solace from sleepless nights. © 2023 - 2024 Beth KendallDISCLAIMER: The podcasts available on this website have been produced for informational, educational and entertainment purposes only. The contents of this podcast do not constitute medical or professional advice. No person listening to and/or viewing any podcast from this website should act or refrain from acting on the basis of the content of a podcast without first seeking appropriate professional advice and/or counseling, nor shall the information be used as a substitute for professional advice and/or counseling. The Mind. Body. Sleep. Podcast expressly disclaims any and all liability relating to any actions taken or not taken based on any or all contents of this site as there are no assurances as to any particular outcome.