Welcome to this, the second of my 4 part mini-series, Neurodivergent Voices In Therapy.
In this series, I had the pleasure of speaking with 4 amazing therapists about how their neurodivergence impacts them as private practitioners.
We explore what it’s like to run a practice when you are affected by autism, ADHD, dyslexia or a combination of those things.
So if you are neurodiverent, or know people that are, this is for you.
I'm delighted to say that this week I have Eve Menezes Cunningham with me.
I’ve known Eve for some time, and she was also in the Grow Your Private Practice membership, and I can tell you she is one of the kindest people you will ever have the good fortune to meet.
And I am delighted to have her as a guest in the Neurodivergent Voices in Therapy series.
Eve specialises in all things self-care (she describes it as ‘ Self-care for connecting with and taking better care of your highest, wisest, truest, wildest, most joyful, brilliant and miraculous Self - how cool is that?!)
I could talk with Eve for hours, because we are quite different in out outlook - Eve is a very spiritual person, and I’m not spiritual at all, so I always learn so much a lot from her.
She is author, therapist, supervisor, master NLP practitioner, advanced EFT practitioner, experienced yoga teacher, and more (read 'About Eve below).
Self care and ADHD
In this podcast, we chat about:
- Self-care and people-pleasing within the therapist community
- The benefits of self-knowledge
- ‘Addictive personality’ Vs impulse control
- The importance of rest
- The benefits of Yoga Nidra
About Eve Menezes Cunningham
Eve is a very busy person! She is the author of 365 Ways to Feel Better: Self-care Ideas for Embodied Wellbeing. She also runs Feel Better Every Day (aka selfcarecoaching.net).
Integrating a wide range of therapies, coaching and supervision, she specialises in all things self care especially around trauma, anxiety, stress, sleep issues and finding more purpose, meaning and joy.
Eve offers free resources via selfcarecoaching.net and runs the Extra Embodied (Wellbeing with Eve) online membership (evemc.substack.com) with exclusive content live coaching calls each week helping people integrate self care practices into their daily lives.
Eve’s work incorporates traditional talk therapy and coaching as well as somatic (body based) and energy approaches for a holistic approach.
She is a British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Senior Accredited Supervisor and Past Chair of BACP Coaching, an Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) Accredited supervisor and counsellor, EFT International Accredited Mentor and Advanced EFT Practitioner, a Yoga Professionals UK Experienced Yoga Teacher and NLP Master Practitioner.
She has been on the editorial team for Rapport, ANLP’s NLP journal, since 2007. Eve’s work been featured in titles including Psychologies, Therapy Today, Coaching Today, the FT, Guardian, Evening Standard, Metro, Telegraph and Daily Mail.
A member of IACP's editorial committee, she edited the Summer 2022 edition of the Irish Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Based in Westport, on the west coast of Ireland, Eve works online and by telephone with clients and supervisees across the UK and Ireland with some nature based outdoor sessions in Westport.
So go and say hi to her!
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