• Summary

  • In The Adult Chair, Michelle Chalfant applies her holistic approach to healing and transformation as a foundation for better understanding our relationship with ourselves and our relationship with stress, anxiety, depression, physical health, self-love, peace, emotional balance, and how our understanding of ourselves impacts the most important relationships in our lives.
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  • Sep 29 2022
    You guys know I’m a huge believer in meditation for its emotional and spiritual benefits. It’s one of the greatest tools I’ve found for personal growth and living a more peaceful life. But it turns out that meditation also has a major impact on the brain, from our fear response to how well we sleep at night. In this show, we take a deeper look at meditation through the lens of neuroscience alongside neuroscientist and brain expert Ariel Garten. In this fascinating show with a fascinating guest, Ariel talks about what meditation is (and what it’s not), the benefits of meditation and how it positively affects the brain – backed by tons of research and data. And in case the studies she cites aren’t enough, she actually invented a smart headband called Muse that monitors brain activity and gives you biofeedback to help you calm your busy mind, sleep better and measure the real benefits of a meditation practice! How cool is that?! This episode will give you the scoop on all the science behind fear, how our brains get wired for anxiety, how the brain contributes to sleep and the power to choose thoughts that heal our brain instead of hurting it. Listen to discover: What meditation is and what it does for the brainHow to get started with a meditation practiceThe benefits of meditation (with data to prove it)The amygdala, the fight or flight response and how it connects to meditationWhat happens to the brain during sleep + the two mechanisms that govern sleepThe 5 essentials of a good night’s sleepThe neuroscience of anxiety I absolutely love when science helps back up and explain ancient wisdom, and there’s no arguing with the info Ariel shares. We NEED to be meditating as humans! If you don’t currently meditate, start small (even 5 or 10 minutes a day has major brain-boosting benefits) and consider using tools like Muse to help you build a habit. I promise you won’t regret it! "Meditation is not a weird or woo woo thing. Meditation is a practice or a training that leads to healthy and positive mind states." - Ariel Garten "Meditation is a practice. It's not something we can ever master." - Michelle Chalfant "Meditation is about learning to observe your thinking and then be able to make a different choice." - Ariel Garten "Our amygdala is really there to save us from the bad things in the world, but it goes way overboard." - Ariel Garten "Just eight weeks of meditation led to actual change in the brain." -  Ariel Garten “The trick with anxiety is just to realize it’s just a broken alarm.” - Ariel Garten "In meditation, you have the thoughts that come. You rise up above them. You notice that you're having thoughts and you don't get sucked in." - Ariel Garten "We forget how powerful we are, that we can actually choose our thoughts." - Michelle Chalfant "We fall victim to our thoughts all the time." - Michelle Chalfant "One of the things that may be happening in somebody who has a hyper-reactive emotional state is that they've spent a long time engaging with that emotional state." - Ariel Garten "The thoughts in your mind and the emotions in your body don't need to trap you into yourself and into a small way of living your life." - Michelle Chalfant LINKS & RESOURCES Muse https://choosemuse.com/ Use code POD10 for 10% off Muse Social Media @choosemuse Ariel Garten Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ariels_musings Untangle (Ariel Garten podcast) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/untangle/id1073460738 The Adult Chair Workshop Nashville: November 3-5, 2022 https://theadultchair.com/nashville MORE ADULT CHAIR The Adult Chair® Website https://theadultchair.com  The Adult Chair® Membership https://theadultchair.com/membership/ The Adult Chair® Events https://theadultchair.com/events/ The Adult Chair® Coaching Certification https://theadultchair.com/certification STAY CONNECTED Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themichellechalfant Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheMichelleChalfant/ The Adult Chair® Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theadultchair/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Michellechalfant
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    46 mins
  • Sep 22 2022

    We were all created with a purpose, but so many of us feel disconnected from who we are and why we’re here.

    We get bogged down by everyday life, social pressure and the need to make money, and we get stuck in survival mode. Many of us don’t even know what our passion is!

    But you were made for more! You were made to live a life of joy and passion that lights you up inside…and it’s never too late to find that.

    In this show, I’m giving you five hands-on steps to uncover your passion and purpose in life. This episode will take you on an exciting journey of self-discovery that will reconnect you back to yourself in a profound way and discover why your beautiful soul is here on this planet.

    So, grab a pen and paper and follow along with me, or listen for the tips and do the exercises at a later date. But I promise, if you go through this process, you WILL discover more about what your purpose is…and how to start taking action towards it!

    Listen to discover:

    • 5 hands-on steps for finding your passion and purpose
    • 3 lists you can make to uncover your passion today
    • Affirmations for finding your passion and purpose
    • How to keep fear and inaction from getting in the way

    Our purpose in life isn’t rigid. It might be more than one thing. It might change over the years. The way we live it out might evolve.

    This is why it’s so important that we learn how to tune into our intuition and take the next step on the illuminated path in each season of life.

    When we let go of exactly what it should look like and instead embrace the exciting journey of life, we will be able to respond to the nudges we get from our soul and experience the joy of living in the flow…our unique path, designed around our gifts, passions and purpose.

    “Hopefully, your purpose lights you up and you feel passionate about it.” - Michelle Chalfant

    “The body knows why we’re here.” - Michelle Chalfant

    “Use your heart and your body as a navigation system that will lead you down a path to help you to find your passion and purpose.” - Michelle Chalfant

    “Every soul on the planet has gifts.” - Michelle Chalfant

    "What you hear, you have to take action on." - Michelle Chalfant

    "That soul, it's connected to something way bigger than us. It's got a vision for our whole life." - Michelle Chalfant

    “You are wise beyond your knowledge.” - Michelle Chalfant

    “Life is happening through you all the time.” - Michelle Chalfant

    “Feel your fear and do it anyway.” - Michelle Chalfant

    LINKS & RESOURCES

    Certified Adult Chair® Coaches

    https://theadultchair.com/coaches/

    The Adult Chair® Coaching Certification - Join the Waitlist!

    https://theadultchair.com/certification

    MORE ADULT CHAIR

    The Adult Chair® Website

    https://theadultchair.com 

    The Adult Chair® Membership

    https://theadultchair.com/membership/

    The Adult Chair® Events

    https://theadultchair.com/events/

    The Adult Chair® Coaching Certification

    https://theadultchair.com/certification

    STAY CONNECTED

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themichellechalfant

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheMichelleChalfant/

    The Adult Chair® Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theadultchair/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Michellechalfant

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    28 mins
  • Sep 15 2022

    Grief, anger, sadness, fear…YUCK! I don’t know anyone who likes to feel these emotions.

    I get emails from you guys all the time asking how to get rid of “negative” emotions like these.

    But are these emotions really negative? Or do they serve a purpose in our lives?

    While some emotions might feel more unpleasant than others, I personally don’t believe any emotion is negative. All emotions are part of the human experience and carry information for us.

    However, they can create negative experiences in life when we get stuck in them.

    The problem isn’t the emotions; it’s that we don’t know what to do with them!

    In this show, I’m teaching you how to work through the full range of emotions you were designed to experience as a human and how to get unstuck if you find yourself lost in anger, grief or fear.

    You’ll discover practical steps for feeling your emotions in a way that allows them to move through you, no matter how you saw emotions modeled growing up.

    Listen to discover:

    • Why “negative” emotions serve a purpose in life
    • The messages we receive about emotions as children
    • What causes emotions to get stuck
    • Practical steps to feel emotions and move them through you

    Emotions are simply energy that moves through our body and creates sensation. And on the spectrum of emotions from love to fear, some feel better than others…but because they are energy, they can ALL move through us (and move through us quickly).

    Problems arise when emotions come up that we don’t want to feel. We avoid them and shut them down, which makes us more likely to get stuck in these “negative” experiences.

    That's why we have to start going INTO our emotions, no matter how uncomfortable it might feel. When you do this, you’ll be surprised how quickly they move through you...and what powerful insights they might hold for you.

    ​​“We’re human, and humans were created to have emotions. We were created to have a range of emotions.” - Michelle Chalfant

    “There’s an energy to emotions that rises up and passes through us.” - Michelle Chalfant

    “I don’t even like to call emotions on the fear end of the spectrum ‘negative.’” - Michelle Chalfant

    “Anger propels us forward.” - Michelle Chalfant

    “Energy is always in motion, and emotions are energy.” - Michelle Chalfant

    “Something that keeps emotions stuck is a story.” - Michelle Chalfant

    “Just let it go and be present with whatever is coming up.” - Michelle Chalfant

    “When you put pen to paper, you’re tapping into your unconscious world.” - Michelle Chalfant

    “There’s power when someone is witnessing what’s going on in our inner world.” - Michelle Chalfant

    “If you feel the energy of peace, it's neutral.” - Michelle Chalfant

    LINKS & RESOURCES

    The Adult Chair Workshop Nashville: November 3-5, 2022

    https://theadultchair.com/nashville

    MORE ADULT CHAIR

    The Adult Chair® Website

    https://theadultchair.com 

    The Adult Chair® Membership

    https://theadultchair.com/membership/

    The Adult Chair® Events

    https://theadultchair.com/events/

    The Adult Chair® Coaching Certification

    https://theadultchair.com/certification

    STAY CONNECTED

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themichellechalfant

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheMichelleChalfant/

    The Adult Chair® Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theadultchair/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Michellechalfant

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    27 mins

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Love hearing you and Grahams talks!

I love this show and have listened to EVERY episode ever made! Michelle has helped me through so many tough situations throughout my life! Thank you Michelle for guiding me to my adult chair! The adult chair has taught me how to fill a void that I have had in my life for so long. I use to be an angery person but through the adult chair I have found personal freedom from anger. The podcast did not take my anger away but it showed me how to be grounded in my adult chair and with that comes self control, freedom, and overall happiness in my life and in my relationships. I love when you and Graham do a podcast together by the way. Those podcast are really easy to apply to my relationship and give both perspectives of the relationship.

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I love the way Michelle makes complicated issues easy to understand!

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  • 11-25-20

lifechanging!

We all could use help with our inner self, healing from trauma, stress management, self worth! Most things I have found talk about it, The Adult Chair gives you tools to start toward a better life today! Start with episodes 1-4 to get the basic idea and choose from there by subject, you will thank me later!

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