Becoming Me

Ann Yeong

Becoming Me is your podcast companion and coach in your journey to a more integrated and authentic self. I explore the joys and challenges of the interior journey, and share practical wisdom about growing in wholeness and in living the authentic life. Visit www.becomingme.sg for podcast host bio, companion blog and subscribe to my mailing list for more engagement and resources!

Self-Leadership: Scripts, Temperament & Motivational Design
Nov 15 2022
Self-Leadership: Scripts, Temperament & Motivational Design
EPISODE 61                 What does it look like to use what we learn about our scripts, temperament and motivational design to help us show up as our best and also most authentic selves? In this episode I illustrate what this process can be like in concrete terms using my own experience and journey as an example. I share how growing in self-acceptance, becoming more aware of my scripts and learning about my temperament and motivational design through the Myers-Briggs (MBTI Step II®) and Motivation Code (MCODE®) instruments helped me lead myself into greater authenticity and effectiveness.Share this episode via this episode page.RESOURCELearn more about my Clarity Consultative-Coaching Package CHAPTER  MARKERS00:46 - Introduction02:33 - Self-Leadership and its Principles06:47 - Disclaimer: Caveat #108:41 - Disclaimer: Caveat #211:36 - 1. My Scripts21:36 - 2. Myers-Briggs (MBTI®)26:05 - My MBTI Type35:59 - 3. Motivational Design (MCODE®)45:39 - Caveat Recap47:01 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. Act51:05 - ConclusionAvailable here.TRANSCRIPTAvailable here.REFLECTION PROMPTListen.- As you listen to this episode today, what resonated? Ponder.- Is there some aspect of your temperament or personality that you find difficult to embrace? What is it?Act.-  If there is something about your temperament or personality that you struggle to accept, consider how the scripts you have about the kind of person you need to be maybe contributing to your lack of self-acceptance. - Where do you think you learned that script? - I invite you to spend some time journaling. - What comes up from asking yourself this question?PODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORE SUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me Podcast on Facebook & InstagramFollow Ann Yeong on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My PatronIf this podcast has blessed you, please leave a review by clicking here.
Leveraging our Gifts and Honouring our Limits in Leadership
Nov 1 2022
Leveraging our Gifts and Honouring our Limits in Leadership
EPISODE 60               How can we bring the best that we can offer as a leader through leveraging our areas of giftedness and honouring our limits? What can we do to increase our effectiveness and impact without burning out and without needing to be inauthentic? Sometimes it's not what we have or don't have, but knowing HOW to manage and use what we have that makes all the difference.In this episode I discuss how we can grow in self-awareness about our gifts and our limits as well as four ways we can use that awareness to be more effective and authentic in our leadership.Share this episode via this episode page.CHAPTER  MARKERS00:31 - Introduction07:32 - Personal Experiences16:03 - Having Clarity About Ourselves16:52 - How To Use This Clarity To Our Advantage As Leaders17:20 - 1. Focusing Energy Where Our Gifts & Strengths Can Contribute18:44 - 2. Remove Tasks Which Drain You19:33 - 3. Changing The Parameters Of What Doesn't Work For You20:45 - 4. Set Realistic Expectations For Yourself25:12 - Different Leadership Contexts28:23 - 1. Investing In Growing In Authenticity & Wholeness29:16 - 2. Learning What Our Gifts & Limits Are31:03 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. Act35:04 - ConclusionAvailable here.TRANSCRIPTAvailable here.REFLECTION PROMPTListen.- As you listen to this episode today, what resonated? - Were there any points where you've felt or experienced that before?Ponder.- At this current point in time, how well are you able to name your strengths and your weaknesses?- How specific can you be?Act.-  Make two lists; all the activities you need to do in your role as a leader which energizes you and which drains you. - Look at the two lists side by; do you see any themes in them? PODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORE SUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me Podcast on Facebook & InstagramFollow Ann Yeong on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My PatronIf this podcast has blessed you, please leave a review by clicking here.
Dealing with Our Insecurities in Leadership
Oct 18 2022
Dealing with Our Insecurities in Leadership
EPISODE 59               What do we do when our insecurity rears its head? When we feel vulnerable and exposed, incompetent but we still have to lead?  Denying, suppressing or bypassing our insecurities may give us short-term relief but will inevitably lead us to greater stress and disintegration.In this episode I explain why learning to recognise and deal with our insecurities in a healthy, self-compassionate way is essential to leading effectively.  I go on to offer 4 steps we can take to become better at leading ourselves through our insecurities.Share this episode via this episode page.RESOURCESSafe Spaces for Becoming (with Edwina Yeow)Being A Safe Space for Myself (with Edwina Yeow)Counselling or Spiritual Direction (or both?)Inner-child Healing (with Dr Jean Cheng)Why Your Family of Origin Impacts You More Than Anything Else (by Adam Young)CHAPTER  MARKERS0:00:54 - Introduction0:06:50 - Our Scripts of Shame0:13:48 - 1. Notice Our Feelings of Insecurity0:21:36 - 2. Become Aware of Our Coping Mechanisms0:26:30 - 3. Learn Different Responses to Emotional Dysregulation0:29:24 - 4. Develop External Resources to Support Us0:35:14 - Praxis: Listen. Ponder. Act.0:42:53 - ConclusionTRANSCRIPTAvailable here.REFLECTION PROMPTRefer to transcript for the full prompt.PODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORE SUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me Podcast on Facebook & InstagramFollow Ann Yeong on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My PatronLeave Review:If this podcast has blessed you, please leave a review by clicking HERE.
The Perils of Leadership (with Timothy Khoo)
Oct 4 2022
The Perils of Leadership (with Timothy Khoo)
EPISODE 58             In this special episode of the Leadership series, I share a conversation with a fellow interior pilgrim who had tasted the heights of success in leadership but found himself tumbling into the search for authenticity and meaning when the personas that had defined him were taken from him.My guest for this episode is a former President and CEO of a global charitable organisation who now lives with the reality of the undeniable fact that true leadership is not only exercised with skilful hands but with integrity of heart. I hope you enjoy listening to this conversation with Timothy Khoo -  existential coach, sojourner guide, and founder of Desert Odyssey.Articles by Timothy: Falling Into GraceActio Sequitur Esse – Action Follows from Essence Share this episode via this episode page.CHAPTER  MARKERS0:00:37 - Introduction0:01:38 - Introduction to Timothy Khoo0:05:37 - Sojourner Guide0:10:24 - How Our Paths Crossed0:15:20 - Why is Leadership Challenging to Exercise?0:22:42 - Losing Myself0:26:44 - Misaligned Character & Charisma0:32:08 - How Different are People from One Another?0:37:32 - Purpose & Meaning0:38:13 - Content & Container0:41:22 - Masks & Personas1:00:32 - The Fraction Analogy1:21:34 - Giving Our Souls Time to Catch Up1:31:38 - ConclusionAvailable here.TRANSCRIPTAvailable here.PODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORE SUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me Podcast on Facebook & InstagramFollow Ann Yeong on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My PatronIf this podcast has blessed you, please leave a review by clicking here.
Leadership: Role vs. Core Identity
Sep 20 2022
Leadership: Role vs. Core Identity
EPISODE 57           Have you ever been so identified with a role that you lose touch with who you are apart from it? Playing an important leadership role can occupy so much of our lives that we forget that our True Self is so much deeper and more multi-faceted than the role(s) we play.In this episode I talk about the importance of having a strong and integrated core identity so that you lead out of who you are instead of allowing your leadership role to limit your identity. I also talk about the implications of not being able to distinguish between our identity and our role and the need for people in our lives who know us in our fullness and not just for the leadership role we play.Share this episode via this episode page.CHAPTER  MARKERS00:25 - Introduction02:04 - Role vs. Core Identity04:26 - What Happens when we Let our Leadership Roles Define us?10:40 - Examples of Being Fused to our Roles12:36 - How do I see Myself Beyond My Persona?22:20 - Who Can See Beyond Our Personas?27:20 - Toxic Shame29:08 - Engaging Our Core32:09 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. Act34:03 - ConclusionAvailable here.TRANSCRIPTAvailable here.REFLECTION PROMPTListen.- As you listened to this episode, what struck you? - What resonated with you?Ponder.- Is there a leadership role that you play or are preparing to play that you may be over-identifying with?- Can only think of yourself in terms of that role?Act.-  On a piece of paper, list down five reasons or observations that you make that makes you think you may be over identifying with your leadership role. - What makes you think that?  See if you can enumerate a few points.- Talk to someone who knows you well, whom you trust and who has a more holistic picture of who you are beyond that role that you have to play as a leader. - Ask them if they have observed any signs that you could be over-identifying with your leadership role and losing touch with your core identity.PODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORE SUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me Podcast on Facebook & InstagramFollow Ann Yeong on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My PatronIf this podcast has blessed you, please leave a review by clicking here.
What Your Leadership Script Is & Why It Matters
Sep 6 2022
What Your Leadership Script Is & Why It Matters
EPISODE 56         Scripts are the unspoken silent guidelines that shape our thoughts, our beliefs, and our actions which we learn from our interactions with our environment since our earliest days. Scripts are the lens through which we see and interpret our world - but they are often not in our conscious awareness.In this episode I share how we each have a leadership script that impacts the way we lead - often without our awareness. I talk about where our scripts come from and why continuing to be unaware of our leadership script can prevent us from being the best leader we can authentically be.Share this episode via this episode page.CHAPTER  MARKERS00:34 - Introduction03:57 - What are Scripts?10:49 - An Example of Scripts15:25 - Where do our Leadership Scripts Come from?18:13 - Why out Scripts Make it Hard to Accept Ourselves22:20 - The "Ideal" Leader VS the Leader I was Created to be28:11 - First Steps00:31:03 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. Act33:10 - ConclusionAvailable here.TRANSCRIPTAvailable here.REFLECTION PROMPTListen.- As you listened to my sharing in this episode, was there anything that resonated with you?Ponder.- In what way did listening to this episode about leadership scripts change the way you see yourself as a leader?Act.-  I invite you to think of a particular leadership role that you're playing in your life right now. It could be anything and then list down who it is that you feel you need to be in this role. Describe what that person looks like. That ideal that you feel like you need to be.After you look at the description of this person or this leader that you feel you need to be. I invite you to ask the question, where do you think this script came from? Where did you learn to value these traits? Where did you learn that?PODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORE SUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me Podcast on Facebook & InstagramFollow Ann Yeong on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My PatronIf this podcast has blessed you, please leave a review by clicking here.
Interior Life & Leadership
Aug 16 2022
Interior Life & Leadership
EPISODE 55       We all know how important good leadership is, and  many of us fear that we don't measure up when we have to lead. While there are many ways that we can grow to become more effective as a leader, we often fail to appreciate the harm that an inauthentic and insecure leader can cause - even when we possess other leadership abilities.In this episode, I share about my past struggles with leadership when I was still unaware of my lack of interior integration, and how my dependence on external validation made the burdens of leadership heavier than they would have otherwise been.Share this episode via this episode page.A LEADER'S SPIRITUAITYFor more information or to register, go to MARKERS00:13 - Introduction01:10 - Leadership02:59 - Our Relationship with Leadership09:27 - My Own Experience with Leadership18:10 - Growing into Leaders we are Called to be21:27 - A Leader's Spirituality25:23 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. Act 29:46 - ConclusionAvailable here.TRANSCRIPTAvailable here. REFLECTION PROMPTListen.- As you listened to my sharing in this episode, was there anything that resonated with you?Ponder.- The reality of being a leader often makes one feel lonely. Have you felt that loneliness of being a leader?Act.-  Continue to explore resources.For full details of this reflection prompt, please see transcript.PODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORE SUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me Podcast on Facebook & InstagramFollow Ann Yeong on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My PatronIf this podcast has blessed you, please leave a review by clicking here.
3 Reasons You Can't Find Your Calling
Aug 2 2022
3 Reasons You Can't Find Your Calling
EPISODE  54     If you have been searching for your calling or personal vocation and still feel that you lack clarity, have you wondered how you can help yourself gain clarity in this process?In this episode I talk about three reasons we struggle to gain clarity about our personal vocation - a lack of awareness of the scripts that influence our lives; a lack of knowledge about the unique design we have been given; and a lack of interior freedom to be authentic.Watch the video (without praxis prompts) here.Share this episode via this episode page.CHAPTER MARKERS00:25 - Introduction01:01 - 3 Things that Keep Us from Being Our Best Selves01:26 - 1. Lack of Awareness of the Scripts that Influence Us09:07 - 2. Lack of Awareness of My Own Traits & Design13:17 - 3. Interior Freedom to Choose to be Me20:27 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. Act24:07 - ConclusionAvailable here.TRANSCRIPTAvailable here.REFLECTION PROMPTListen.- As you listened to my sharing in this episode, was there anything that resonated with you?- Which part was it that resonated with you?Ponder.- Which of the three reasons do you think is maybe most relevant to you at this point in your journey?- Is it a lack of awareness of the scripts that influence how you live your life? - Is it a lack of knowledge about yourself, your traits and design?- Or are you really bumping up into a lack of interior freedom in your life?Act.-  Take one concrete action towards either learning more about the scripts that influence your life.- Do one thing to help yourself grow in interior freedom. - Start considering what is it that's holding you back from daring to be who you are with a guide.For full details of this reflection prompt, please see transcript.PODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORE SUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me Podcast on Facebook & InstagramFollow Ann Yeong on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My PatronIf this podcast has blessed you, please leave a review by clicking here.
Freedom from the Shame that Binds You
Jun 14 2022
Freedom from the Shame that Binds You
EPISODE   51       Many of us don't realise how much of a hold shame - specifically toxic shame - has over us. When shame is 'toxic', we don't just feel shame over what we do but we experience deep shame over WHO WE ARE.Toxic shame at the core of our identity re-tells the lie that our worth depends on never making a mistake or never disappointing others.In this episode I share some of my own experiences of shame and how I began to be freed from the hold that it had over me.Share this episode via this episode page.RESOURCESEpisode 4 & Episode 5 - Living from the Inside Out Episode 30 - Counselling or Spiritual Direction (or both)? A Leader's SpiritualityCHAPTER MARKERS00:16 - Introduction02:21 - What Shame Really Is08:08 - An Example of the Effect of Shame19:23 - My Redemption Moment24:19 - Shame as an Ally27:31 - Living from the Inside Out 31: 17 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. Act35:10 - ConclusionAvailable here.TRANSCRIPTAvailable here.REFLECTION PROMPTListen.-  As you listened to this episode, what really struck you?Ponder.- How does shame show up in your life?Act.- Think of one concrete act you can take towards building a more secure relationship with your inner self.- If you have already been learning more about healing journey for a while, without taking action, I invite you to take that step, to look for someone trained in this area to guide and companion you on this journey.For full details of this reflection prompt, please see transcript. PODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORE SUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me Podcast on Facebook & InstagramFollow Ann Yeong on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My PatronIf this podcast has blessed you, please leave a review by clicking here.
Building Inner Resilience in Stressful Times
May 31 2022
Building Inner Resilience in Stressful Times
EPISODE  50  Being our real selves can be difficult even when we are not under duress. How do we build the inner resilience to still act with authenticity even in times of stress and adversity?In this episode I discuss three factors that impact our inner resilience: - our level of integration (healing)- our ability to self-regulate when we are triggered, - and the availability of the right kind of external support.Share this episode via this episode page.CHAPTER MARKERS00:15 - Introduction03:18 - What is "Resillience"?10:17 - 3 Factors that Affect our Resillience11:11 - How Integrated we already are15:04 - Self-regulating when we are Dysregulated24:51 - Am I Reacting or Responding?28:37 - The Impact of my Actions on Others31:21 - 3. Communal Support37:13 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. Act40:53 - ConclusionAvailable here.TRANSCRIPTAvailable here.REFLECTION PROMPTListen.- As you listened to my sharing earlier, was there anything that particularly resonated with you? What was it?Ponder.- Ponder how resilient do you feel you are right now, with everything that's going on in your life?- On a scale of 1 to 10, how well do you feel you are really responding?- How full or empty is your tank; your tank that contains self-compassion, wisdom, resourcefulness?Act.- Think of one concrete way that you can top up your tank.- Think of a way you can give some compassion to yourself or allow someone else to give you compassion.For full details of this reflection prompt, please see transcript. PODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORE SUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me Podcast on Facebook & InstagramFollow Ann Yeong on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My PatronIf this podcast has blessed you, please leave a review by clicking here.
Inner Child Healing & Healthy Relationships
May 17 2022
Inner Child Healing & Healthy Relationships
EPISODE 49   When we lack integration in our own identity, we do not have the power to love ourselves or others well. The work of interior integration helps us to love not only much but also love others well.In this episode I share how inner child healing helped grow my capacity to love others well:- Made me more self-aware of when I was using connection with others to avoid connecting with myself - Helped me to stop shape-shifting in relationships - Helped me learn to recognise where healthy boundaries are and act on themShare this episode via this episode page.CHAPTER MARKERS00:19 - Introduction02:46 - Three Ways Inner Child Healing Made Me Better at Loving Well03:08 - 1. Awareness of my Reasons to Reach Out08:42 - 2. I Stopped "Shapeshifting"14:46 - 3. Drawing Healthier Boundaries25:05 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. Act25:05 - Summary27:36 - ConclusionAvailable here.TRANSCRIPTAvailable here. REFLECTION PROMPTListen.- When you were listening to my sharing in this episode, which points maybe struck you most?- What resonated with you?Ponder.- Which of the three points do you struggle most with in your own relationship with others?Act.- Write down in your journal what it is you struggle with.  - What is it about this specific relationship that you can do to make it healthier?- Think of one specific relationship where you're struggling with drawing boundaries. - Write down how exactly you're struggling with boundaries in that relationship.- Let what you've written down then be an impetus to encourage you to continue to take a next step in your interior healing journey.For full details of this reflection prompt, please see transcript.PODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORE SUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me Podcast on Facebook & InstagramFollow Ann Yeong on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My PatronIf this podcast has blessed you, please leave a review by clicking here.
Loving Much vs Loving Well
May 3 2022
Loving Much vs Loving Well
EPISODE 48 Have you ever felt the frustration and bewilderment of why your love for someone pushes them away or why your beloved feels harmed by your best intentions? Loving Much ≠ Loving Well. We can love much and harm ourselves and others if we do not also learn how to love well. In this episode I share how loving well is something we simply cannot do unless we heal and integrate our core selves from the unconscious traumas we may have accumulated in our lives.   You can find the video of the original sharing (without introduction and praxis)  from this episode on YouTube here.Share this episode via this episode page.CHAPTER MARKERS00:23 - Introduction06:09 - Loving Much VS Loving Well08:35 - What Does Loving Well Look Like?14:26 - Do I Really Need Expert Help?21:47 - Our Core Self26:25 - An Invitation28:53 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. Act33:44 - ConclusionAvailable here.TRANSCRIPTAvailable here.REFLECTION PROMPTListen.- As you listened to my sharing earlier, was there anything that particularly resonated with you? What was it?Ponder.- Can think of an instance in which you feel that you have loved much?- What relationship comes to mind? Act.- In what way may you have loved poorly this person that you love very much?- List one or two ways that you suspect you're not loving him or her well. What is it?For full details of this reflection prompt, please see transcript.PODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORE SUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me Podcast on Facebook & InstagramFollow Ann Yeong on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My PatronIf this podcast has blessed you, please leave a review by clicking here.
Inner Child Reparenting: Healing My Relationship with God & Self
Apr 19 2022
Inner Child Reparenting: Healing My Relationship with God & Self
EPISODE 47         Have you ever experienced a dissonance between knowing that you are loved and really FEELING that you are loved in your body? For the longest time I used to think there was something wrong with me because I couldn't really experience the love that I cognitively believed God loved me with.In this episode I share about why this dissonance existed and how inner child healing finally helped me to bridge that gap. Inner child work was the practical healing I didn't know I needed to help me experience God's love for me - and my love for myself - in an embodied way.Share this episode via this episode page.RESOURCESHow To Know If You Have Experienced TraumaWhy Your Family of Origin Impacts Your Life More Than Anything ElseCHAPTER MARKERS00:16 - Introduction02:36 - Our Image of God04:05 - Dissonance Between my Intellect & Body14:13 - Recall Memory VS What our Bodies Remember21:49 - Reparenting my Inner Child30:49 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. Act35:06 - ConclusionAvailable here.TRANSCRIPTAvailable here.REFLECTION PROMPTListen.- As you listened to my sharing in this episode, was there anything in today's sharing that really resonated with you?Ponder.- Have you ever experienced a dissonance between a reality your brain tells you is true, and how your body feels about it? Act.- Write down one or two ways in which you have experienced this kind of dissonance between what your mind tells you and what your body feels. - Write down what it is that you cognitively believe versus what the reactions of your body is telling you about what you actually believe.- Do not reject or minimize what your emotion, or your body is trying to say to you, don't try to push it down or rationalize it away.For full details of this reflection prompt, please see transcript. PODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORE SUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me Podcast on Facebook & InstagramFollow Ann Yeong on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My PatronIf this podcast has blessed you, please leave a review by clicking here.
How Inner Child Healing Transformed Me
Apr 5 2022
How Inner Child Healing Transformed Me
EPISODE 46  Just what kind of impact can healing your inner child make in your life? In this follow-up episode to the interview with Dr Jean Cheng, I share about three ways that inner child healing helped me increase my capacity for authenticity and integrity by:- Helping me to stop second-guessing myself;- Helping me to stop people-pleasing;- Helping me grow my moral courage to use my voice and stand by my choices calmlyShare this episode via this episode page.CHAPTER MARKERS00:21 - Introduction01:32 - How Inner Child Healing Made Me More Myself02:30 - 1. Trusting My Intuition & Judgment09:10 - 2. Less People-Pleasing14:49 - 3. Grow in Moral Courage22:37 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. Act 24:11 - ConclusionAvailable here.TRANSCRIPTAvailable here.REFLECTION PROMPTListen.- As you listened to my sharing in this episode, was there anything that jumped out at you that really resonated with you?Ponder.- Were there, among the three points, one in particular that you also struggle with? Act.-  Continue to explore resources on inner child healing. - You may wish to refer to the last episode I recorded with Dr. Jean Cheng.  - Check out the show notes for some book titles and other resources.- When you're ready,  I invite you to seek out a spiritual director, or a counsellor, or a therapist who is trained in inner child work and request to try some inner child healing.For full details of this reflection prompt, please see transcript. PODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORE SUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me Podcast on Facebook & InstagramFollow Ann Yeong on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My PatronIf this podcast has blessed you, please leave a review by clicking here.
Inner Child Healing (with Dr Jean Cheng): Part 3
Mar 29 2022
Inner Child Healing (with Dr Jean Cheng): Part 3
EPISODE 45     In this third and final part of the series on Inner Child Healing with Dr Jean Cheng, we talk about:- How do we begin to heal our inner child? What is inner child reparenting? - How does healing our relationship with ourselves help us love others better?- What might we be able to expect if we embark on inner child healing?Have about inner child healing? Ask them HERE!Share this episode via this episode page.BOOKS ON INNER CHILD HEALING Healing Your Aloneness by Erika Chopich & Margaret Paul Homecoming by John Bradshaw Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lyndsey Gibson Running on Empty by Jonice WebbPODCASTS FEATURING DR JEAN CHENG Reparenting My Inner ChildMy Healing Journey CHAPTER MARKERSAvailable here.TRANSCRIPTAvailable here.REFLECTION PROMPTListen.- As you listened the conversation, was there anything that resonated particularly strongly with you?- Take note of what that might be.Ponder.- How easy or difficult is it for you to get in touch gently and without being overwhelmed with your emotions?Act.- I invite you to take one concrete step towards learning more about inner child work. - Pick one of these resources to begin with.- Submit any questions you may have about inner child healing. For full details of this reflection prompt, please see transcript.SUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACTWebsite:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me Podcast on Facebook & InstagramFollow Ann Yeong on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My PatronIf this podcast has blessed you, please leave a review by clicking " rel="nofollow">
Inner Child Healing (with Dr Jean Cheng): Part 2
Mar 15 2022
Inner Child Healing (with Dr Jean Cheng): Part 2
EPISODE 44    How did we learn to distrust our emotions? Or to disconnect from our inner knowing about our needs in order to keep pushing through to deliver what is expected of us, even if it harms us?In this second part of my conversation with Dr Jean Cheng about inner child healing, we talk about how our inner children received wounding and what's at stake when, as adults, our inner children do not find healingThis episode is particularly rich with analysis, examples and stories about children and how these relate to our inner children. Share this episode via this episode page.CHAPTER MARKERS00:18 - Introduction02:16 - How Does An Inner Child Get Wounded?09:01 - When Does Our Inner Child Start Getting Wounded?17:27 - What's At Stake If Our Inner Child Does Not Experience Healing?33:24 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. Act40:22 - ConclusionAvailable here.TRANSCRIPTAvailable here.REFLECTION PROMPTListen.- Was there any part of this episode that resonated particularly strongly with you? - Pay attention to what that story or sharing, a particular point might be, that you felt resonated with you.Ponder.- Stay a little longer with what had come to your attention as you listened to your own reactions.- Can you identify what emotion you're feeling? - Take notice of what you're feeling. Don't rush out of this step.Act.- Look at a photograph of your younger self.- Do you remember how you were at that age? - Imagine what it was that you had most needed or desired to hear when you were that age.- If you're ready, follow a simple exercise.For full details of this reflection prompt, please see transcript.ADDITIONAL RESOURCES- Dr. Jean Cheng's InstagramPODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK- Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORESUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACTWebsite:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me Podcast on Facebook & InstagramFollow Ann Yeong on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My PatronIf this podcast has blessed you, please leave a review by clicking here.
Inner Child Healing (with Dr. Jean Cheng): Part 1
Mar 1 2022
Inner Child Healing (with Dr. Jean Cheng): Part 1
EPISODE 43   Who or what is my inner child? What is inner child healing and how does it help me in my interior journey?In this three part series on Inner Child Healing, clinical psychologist Dr. Jean Cheng and I delve into how this particular kind of interior work can help bring us to wholeness and live a more authentic life.In this episode we hear a little about Dr. Jean Cheng's own journey and get introduced to who/what our inner child is.Share this episode via this episode page.CHAPTER MARKERS00:13 - Introduction01:41 - Introduction to Dr. Jean Cheng10:07 - Why "Talitha Koum"?21:45 - Different Parts of our Bodies25:11 - Our Inner Child28:05 - Wounded Inner Child31:35 - Being Curious with our Inner Child35:56 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. Act38:55 - ConclusionAvailable here.TRANSCRIPTAvailable here.REFLECTION PROMPTListen.- Did you resonate with any particular part of the episode when you were listening to it?- Was there something that connected with your heart a little bit more? - Was there any emotion you felt?Ponder.-  Ponder when was the last time that you remember feeling an emotion that seemed like it came from a younger place in you?Act.- Look at some old family photos of your younger self; when you were a little girl or little boy.- Maybe listen to this episode again, or for the future episodes on inner child, have that photograph ready with you. -  As you listen to us talk about inner child and inner child work and inner child healing, look at that face of your younger self. For full details of this reflection prompt, please see transcript.ADDITIONAL RESOURCES- Dr. Jean Cheng's InstagramPODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK- Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORESUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACTWebsite:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me Podcast on Facebook & InstagramFollow Ann Yeong on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My PatronIf this podcast has blessed you, please leave a review by clicking here.
Enlarging Our Capacity for Authenticity
Feb 15 2022
Enlarging Our Capacity for Authenticity
EPISODE 42   Many of us long to be more authentic than we are able to be. We feel that our ability to be authentic is constrained by a lack of acceptance from other people. But what if we can increase our internal capacity to be authentic regardless of extrinsic circumstances?In this episode I talk about how the journey into wholeness enlarges our capacity to be our true selves even when we experience rejection from others.Share this episode via this episode page.CHAPTER MARKERS00:20 - Introduction01:24 - A New Theme03:18 - Speaking My Truths Vulnerably10:09 - Capacity To Hold Ourselves14:21 - Accepting Our True Self20:58 - Hitting (False) Limits25:23 - The Healing Journey29:14 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. Act32:47 - ConclusionAvailable here.TRANSCRIPTAvailable here.REFLECTION PROMPTListen. - As you listened to my sharing in this episode, what hit you? You know, what was one thing that maybe resonated the most with you? Ponder.- When was the last time or is there an incident that you can recall where you showed up as yourself and then felt that you were rejected?- How did you feel?Act. - Revisit that memory that you called up for Ponder – that that incident where you experienced showing up as yourself and felt rejected. - Exercise: • Spend some time with yourself back in that moment when you were rejected.• Write a note or write a letter to yourself.• Stand in front of a mirror, look yourself in the eyes and tell yourself there's nothing wrong with you.  For full details of this reflection prompt, please see transcript.ADDITIONAL RESOURCES- Ep 19 True vs False LimitsPODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORE SUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me Podcast on Facebook & Instagram Follow Ann Yeong on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My PatronIf this podcast has blessed you, please leave a review by clicking here.