EPISODE 15: Emotional Resiliency: The Deep Feelers Guide to Holding Space for Yourself with Michelle McIntosh (Part 2)

Questions explored:

  • What is ‘Unmasking?’
  • The two sides to self-exploration and development
  • The difference between grief and loss
  • The importance of community and circle when exploring and expressing emotions
  • Viktor Frankl’s perspective of “space between stimulus and reaction.”

TW: Grief, Sexual Abuse 

This week’s episode of the HumanAF Podcast is a continuation of Keri-Anne and her close friend and ADHD life coach, Michelle McIntosh’s conversation surrounding emotions.  

Michelle starts the conversation with her personal experience of unmasking and discovering Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD), highlighting the validation that came with understanding this aspect of herself. Keri-Anne expands on this to highlight the importance of self-exploration, emphasizing that it offers an opportunity to acknowledge vulnerabilities in relationships. It can be challenging to embrace, especially when met with the possibility of losing relationships with those who may not be ready to accept the resulting self-development. The silver lining is the possibility to deepen these connections to new heights. 

Keri-Anne and Michelle emphasize the power of authenticity in breaking down walls and creating more meaningful connections through parts work: a concept which helps identify the values associated with different beliefs or behaviours. 

Michelle’s mentions of Viktor Frankl’s perspective on the space between stimulus and reaction propelled the conversation towards emotional reactivity and the privilege that can surround emotional experiences such as grief.

This episode will resonate deeply with anyone who has ever grappled with the complexities of their own emotions. Don’t miss out on this transformative and soul-stirring discussion!


About Michelle:

Michelle McIntosh is a Certified Orton-Gillingham Practitioner and Executive Function Coach. Michelle’s journey took an incredible turn when she learned about her son’s ADHD diagnosis closely followed by her own ADHD diagnosis. This personal experience has ignited her passion for understanding the intricate world of ADHD from within. Michelle’s core belief is that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to navigating ADHD. It’s not just about planners and timers; it’s about uncovering YOUR unique path to success across all areas of your life. Michelle spends her days navigating the depths of the learning process, helping neurodiverse learners find clarity and progress.

About Keri-Anne

As a certified Clarity Coach and trauma healing specialist, Keri-Anne uniquely blends deep exploration with levity and humor.

She’s not just a coach; Keri-Anne’s a soul liberator. With a decade of experience, she delves into root causes, guiding you to lasting change. Understanding how past experiences shape your present, Keri-Anne offers a safe space for healing emotional wounds, guiding you to release what no longer serves you and reconnect with your inherent power.

Keri-Anne’s methods encompass intuitive abilities, tangible strategies, practical spirituality, and somatic experiencing, addressing mind, body, and spirit. She believes freedom springs from within. She empowers clients to shed layers of conditioning, embrace authenticity, and step into their power, living life authentically.

Connect with Keri-Anne today and uncover the profound shifts that await.