Letting It Settle with Michael Galyon

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Find your calm and navigate the chaos of life with Michael Galyon, an experienced mindfulness instructor and certified professional coach. Receive actionable takeaways, guided meditations, and mindfulness exercises that you can easily incorporate into your daily life. With a holistic approach to well-being and a mission to spread kindness, Michael inspires individuals to take charge of their mental and emotional well-being – promoting a calmer, kinder, and more connected world. ~~ Email the show at lettingitsettle@michaelgalyon.com  Subscribe to Letting It Settle+ on Apple Podcasts ~~ Follow Michael Galyon on Instagram: @michael.galyon Tik Tok: @coachmichael1 Visit his website at https://www.michaelgalyon.com/ ~~ Letting It Settle with Michael Galyon is brought to you by QCODE. To advertise on the show, contact us! read less

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Letting It Settle with Michael Galyon is a mindfulness and meditation podcast. The host, who also goes by Coach Michael, is best known for his popular Instagram and TikTok videos.

Mindfulness has existed for a long time as part of Hinduism and Buddhism. Psychologists started studying it only recently. In their research, they discovered something that practitioners have always known. Incorporating mindfulness into a daily routine can reduce stress and rumination. It improves memory and focus and helps regulate emotions. The podcast explains to listeners how to implement mindfulness in their own lives.

Every podcast episode begins with a short guided meditation. It is a great way to slow down and get into the right mindset. Then, Michael talks about tools and techniques for managing stress and negative feelings.

In one episode, Coach Michael discusses anger. He talks about the Anger RAIDD technique. Using this and other tools, listeners can work through this powerful feeling in a healthy and constructive way. Another episode is all about practicing empathy. Michael explains that empathy is most important when it's most difficult. Showing empathy can also feel liberating. Another podcast episode focuses on reducing stress. Coach Michael provides a set of tools to use when feeling overwhelmed.

Mindfulness can have many benefits in daily life. Incorporating it into a busy routine can be challenging. Listeners might find a way to do that with the guided meditations at the beginning of each episode. Also, they hear all the reasons why they've made the right choice in trying. Then, podcast listeners acquire a toolbox of techniques to address specific situations.

Letting It Settle with Michael Galyon is a great choice for people who want to try mindfulness but aren't sure how to get started. New episodes air weekly and last about 30 minutes.

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Episodes

How To Get Mentally Stronger with Amy Morin, LCSW
Yesterday
How To Get Mentally Stronger with Amy Morin, LCSW
Join Michael as he welcomes to the podcast, Amy Morin. Amy is a psychotherapist, mental strength trainer and the award-winning host of the Mentally Stronger With Therapist Amy Morin podcast. She’s an international bestselling author. Her books, including 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, have been translated into more than 40 languages and sold more than 1 million copies. During their conversation they explore a variety of topics including emotional regulation, best practices for finding calm during the chaotic moments in life, and the difference between mental health and mental strength. Amy provides practical tools and tips for developing mental strength and their conversation will leave you feeling empowered to take charge of your life. You can find out more about Amy at any of these places: Website - AmyMorinLCSW.com | Instagram- @AmyMorinAuthor | TikTok - @AmyMorinTherapist | Facebook - @AmyMorinAuthor | Twitter - @AmyMorinLCSW | Podcast - Mentally Stronger With Therapist Amy Morin | All of Amy’s books can be found at AmyMorinLCSW.com/books Check out these deals from our sponsors: BETTERHELP: https://www.betterhelp.com/settle  AG1: https://www.drinkAG1.com/settle ~~ Email the show at lettingitsettle@michaelgalyon.com  Subscribe to Letting It Settle+ on Apple Podcasts ~~ Follow Michael Galyon on Instagram: @michael.galyon TikTok: @coachmichael1 Visit his website at https://www.michaelgalyon.com/ ~~ Letting It Settle with Michael Galyon is brought to you by QCODE. To advertise on the show, contact us! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Forgiveness - Part 2
Dec 5 2023
Forgiveness - Part 2
In Part 2 of our forgiveness series, Michael shares the transformative journey of Kate, his former client, as she navigates the intricate process of forgiving her mother. During this episode, Michael briefly recaps the initial steps covered in the previous episode, emphasizing the importance of storytelling, embracing anger, calculating costs, and determining the value of forgiveness and then guides you through the remaining of the process to help you find your way towards forgiveness.  Key Highlights: 1. Finding Radical Empathy: Delve into an exploration of radical empathy. Michael guides Kate through understanding her mother's worldview, unraveling beliefs, cares, and justifications for her actions. Witness how empathy, not excusing actions, becomes a powerful tool for healing. 2. Rediscovering Worth: Uncover the profound impact of Kate's loss of self-worth due to her mother's words. Explore the loving kindness meditation that becomes a catalyst for Kate to rediscover her inherent goodness and embrace self-love. 3. Mourning Lost Futures: Understand the process of mourning the loss of envisioned relationships. Kate acknowledges the need to release the vision she had of her mother and embraces a future free from the constraints of past expectations. 4. Crafting a Vision: Join Kate in crafting a vision beyond traditional expectations. Discover the core values, emotions, and shifts necessary for her desired life. Witness the emergence of a powerful statement guiding her towards freedom. 5. The Liberation of Forgiveness: Experience Kate's decision to forgive and the profound impact it has on her freedom. Learn how forgiveness becomes detached from others' reactions, finding its value in personal liberation. Guided Steps for Listeners: Michael leaves you with actionable steps from both episodes: 1. Share your story 2. Acknowledge anger 3. Calculate the costs 4. See the value 5. Foster empathy and understanding. 6. Recognize your worth and value. 7. Release the vision of what could have been. 8. Envision a future beyond grievances. If you’d like to share your story of forgiveness or ask any questions, please send Michael an email at lettingitsettle@michaelgalyon.com ~~ Email the show at lettingitsettle@michaelgalyon.com  Subscribe to Letting It Settle+ on Apple Podcasts ~~ Follow Michael Galyon on Instagram: @michael.galyon TikTok: @coachmichael1 Visit his website at https://www.michaelgalyon.com/ ~~ Letting It Settle with Michael Galyon is brought to you by QCODE. To advertise on the show, contact us! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Value Of Forgiveness - Part 1
Nov 28 2023
The Value Of Forgiveness - Part 1
In this two-part series, Michael shares the compelling journey of Kate, a high-powered CFO navigating the intricate dance of work, marriage, and a complicated past. Kate's story unfolds as she grapples with a desire for forgiveness of her Mother, while wearing the facade of control. Michael introduces you to the tools he used with Kate, offering insights that can guide you through your own forgiveness journey. Key Steps Explored: 1. Sharing Your Narrative: Michael explores the importance of breaking silence and sharing your story. Whether through personal writing or confiding in a trusted friend or therapist, discover the transformative power of vocalizing your struggles. 2. Embracing Anger: Understand that it's okay to be upset. Michael encourages you to acknowledge and express your anger constructively. Revisit the Anger RAIDD meditation to navigate through this emotion. 3. Cost Evaluation: Delve into the significance of calculating the emotional and practical costs of holding onto past grievances. Explore whether you are letting past costs shape your future. 4. Assessing Value: Michael guides you through assessing the potential gains of forgiveness. What could become possible for you if you released the burdens of the past? Join Michael on this journey towards forgiveness, applying these steps to your own life. Stay tuned for the next episode as Michael and Kate delve into "The Value of Forgiveness." ~~ Email the show at lettingitsettle@michaelgalyon.com  Subscribe to Letting It Settle+ on Apple Podcasts ~~ Follow Michael Galyon on Instagram: @michael.galyon TikTok: @coachmichael1 Visit his website at https://www.michaelgalyon.com/ ~~ Letting It Settle with Michael Galyon is brought to you by QCODE. To advertise on the show, contact us! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Gratitude: How To Cultivate A Daily Practice Of Gratitude
Nov 21 2023
Gratitude: How To Cultivate A Daily Practice Of Gratitude
In this Thanksgiving special, Michael dives into the art of cultivating gratitude. In a world that often moves too fast, Michael offers simple yet powerful practices to infuse your daily life with thankfulness. Discover how to: 1. Lead With A Beginner’s Mind: Experience life without judgment, finding gratitude in every moment, even the challenging ones. 2. Find Awe in the Present Moment: Tap into childhood wonderment, acknowledging the beauty in simplicity. 3. Express Gratitude Daily: Transform your world by sharing daily expressions of gratitude with those around you. 4. Create a Gratitude Practice: Embark on a daily journey with a guided meditation, cultivating gratitude for yourself, loved ones, and your community. The episode ends with a Gratitude meditation to help you cultivate a daily practice of gratitude.  As you reflect on gratitude, consider sharing it with someone—expanding the ripple effect. Connect with Michael by sending a message or email about your gratitude journey at lettingitsettle@michaelgalyon.com ~~ Email the show at lettingitsettle@michaelgalyon.com  Subscribe to Letting It Settle+ on Apple Podcasts ~~ Follow Michael Galyon on Instagram: @michael.galyon TikTok: @coachmichael1 Visit his website at https://www.michaelgalyon.com/ ~~ Letting It Settle with Michael Galyon is brought to you by QCODE. To advertise on the show, contact us! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Power Of The Pause: 5 Easy Ways To Pause During A Busy Day
Nov 14 2023
The Power Of The Pause: 5 Easy Ways To Pause During A Busy Day
Discover "The Power of the Pause" in this week’s episode. In our fast-paced lives, it's essential to find moments of stillness and self-care. Join Michael as he introduces five practical and powerful ways to pause during a busy day. Each technique is crafted to fit seamlessly into your daily routine: -Mindful Breathing: Learn how to harness the calming effects of your breath, bringing you back to the present moment. -Somatic Release: Release tension and stress with simple yet effective somatic exercises, leaving you feeling more relaxed and centered. -MEPS (Mental, Emotional, Physical & Spiritual) Check-In: Discover the power of holistic self-awareness and how it can transform your day. -Bilateral Awareness: Explore a technique that balances both hemispheres of your brain, increasing clarity and focus. -Body Scan: Enjoy a moment of deep relaxation as you scan your body for tension and learn to release it. Follow along with Michael as he guides you through each method, making it easy to incorporate them into your busy schedule and experience the benefits of pausing and re-centering in the midst of your daily grind. ~~ Email the show at lettingitsettle@michaelgalyon.com  Subscribe to Letting It Settle+ on Apple Podcasts ~~ Follow Michael Galyon on Instagram: @michael.galyon TikTok: @coachmichael1 Visit his website at https://www.michaelgalyon.com/ ~~ Letting It Settle with Michael Galyon is brought to you by QCODE. To advertise on the show, contact us! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Embracing Fear: How to Navigate Fear and Cultivate Resilience
Oct 24 2023
Embracing Fear: How to Navigate Fear and Cultivate Resilience
In this week’s episode we dive deep into the intricacies of fear and how to navigate it with resilience. Michael reminds us that as we approach meaningful endeavors, fear is a constant companion. It often tries to hold us back, urging us to stop before taking that crucial step. But embracing fear and making conscious choices to move forward is where true growth and significance lie. Michael guides us through understanding fear's impact on our body and mind. Instead of crushing fear, he emphasizes the importance of being resilient in the face of it. By acknowledging and sitting with fear, we can gain insights into our reactions, making conscious choices that align with our goals. Discover three essential tools for facing fear: 1. Mindful Awareness: Learn to recognize, acknowledge, and observe your fear without judgment. Identify its source, practice self-compassion, and make conscious decisions while staying present through mindful breathing. 2. Visualization: Visualize scenarios related to your fears, both positive and negative, to gain a balanced perspective on available options and outcomes. 3. Cultivating Gratitude: Tap into gratitude for your body's protective mechanisms that trigger fear. This simple practice can help you regain awareness and create choices even in the midst of fear. The episode concludes with a mindful awareness meditation led by Michael, helping you connect with your breath and embrace the present moment. Take a deep breath, breathe out, and let it all settle. Use code SETTLE at the link below to get an exclusive 60% off an annual Incogni plan: https://incogni.com/settle ~~ Email the show at lettingitsettle@michaelgalyon.com  Subscribe to Letting It Settle+ on Apple Podcasts ~~ Follow Michael Galyon on Instagram: @michael.galyon TikTok: @coachmichael1 Visit his website at https://www.michaelgalyon.com/ ~~ Letting It Settle with Michael Galyon is brought to you by QCODE. To advertise on the show, contact us! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Letting Go: How to Release Control and Surrender to the Unknown
Oct 17 2023
Letting Go: How to Release Control and Surrender to the Unknown
In this week's episode, Michael gently guides you through the art of letting go. In this calming and reflective episode, Michael explores the complex emotions that come with releasing the past, shedding the weight of what no longer serves us, and embracing the uncertain yet promising future. By sharing a touching story of a client who grappled with the end of a 15-year marriage, Michael demonstrates how letting go isn't merely about parting with something or someone; it's about relinquishing the need to control the outcome. Through this practice, we find freedom and inner peace by unburdening ourselves from attachment, suffering, and dissatisfaction. Learn to recognize that it's okay to mourn the future you had envisioned but will never be. Discover how holding on to what is familiar, even when it no longer holds value, keeps us trapped in fear. Michael's gentle guidance will help you navigate the process of letting go and find your way back to your true self. If you're grappling with holding on to something in your life that no longer serves you, this episode offers valuable insights into how to release and begin crafting a new vision for your future, aligning with your core values and desires. The episode concludes with a soothing visioning meditation led by Michael, allowing you to connect with your inner desires and gently release the past. Take a deep breath, breathe out, and let it all settle. ~~ Email the show at lettingitsettle@michaelgalyon.com  Subscribe to Letting It Settle+ on Apple Podcasts ~~ Follow Michael Galyon on Instagram: @michael.galyon TikTok: @coachmichael1 Visit his website at https://www.michaelgalyon.com/ ~~ Letting It Settle with Michael Galyon is brought to you by QCODE. To advertise on the show, contact us! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices