Something Shifted with Sean Loots

SLM Productions

Do you know what you're really capable of? From setbacks to comebacks, this is how I have become better at being me. Something Shifted, hosted by Sean Loots is about the space between your head and your heart. Listen to the stories of athletes, creatives, authors, entrepreneurs, friends and family that have overcome the odds and discovered what they are truly capable of. Through meaningful conversations about mindset, wellbeing, core beliefs, emotional intelligence, leadership and more, Sean encourages you to live more authentically. Subscribe to Something Shifted on your favourite listening platform today. read less
Society & CultureSociety & Culture

Episodes

"Your nervous system operates at lightning speed." Shaun Brooking
15-08-2023
"Your nervous system operates at lightning speed." Shaun Brooking
This is an excerpt of a previously published episode. The full episode is titled "Working on my nerves with Shaun Brooking." _____________________________________ Website: https://shaunbrookingcoaching.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shaun_brooking/ If, like me, you have aches and pains that come and go, you may have tried a few different methods of alleviating your ailments. I’ve tried physiotherapy, chiropractors, body stress release, TRE and even Rolfing. Rolfing is when a practitioner massages the muscles and fascia not only where you're feeling pain, but all over your body with the goal of fixing your body's posture so that it corrects any lingering imbalances that are causing the pain. Sometimes we can identify the reason for the pain we are feeling. I walk into a countertop and bruise my hip or I lift a weight from a position of instability and I pull muscle of pinch a nerve. But what if the origin of the pain you feel in your body isn’t as obvious to identify. This is where I started to explore the world of somatic therapy. Somatics is described as "any practice that uses the mind-body connection to help you survey your internal self and listen to signals your body sends about areas of pain, discomfort, or imbalance". These practices - and there are many of them - allow you to access more information about the ways your body might hold on to your experiences. My guest on this episode is Shaun Brooking. Shaun earned an Honours degree in Human Performance in 2007, after completing his degree in Sports and Exercise Science. at Stellenbosch University. Since then, Shaun has added depth to his academic knowledge through personal experience and further education, developing himself into a somatic coach and educator. Youtube · Instagram · TikTok · Newsletter · Website
"Give yourself permission to do things that bring you joy." Ronen Aires
31-07-2023
"Give yourself permission to do things that bring you joy." Ronen Aires
If you’re anything like me - and I think you are - you may have healthy debates with friends about how the schooling system has developed our way of thinking. Programed us to believe that a holiday is when you slow down. Groomed us even, into believing that we don’t deserve a physical or mental break unless our calendar is clear, our email inbox is empty and our to-do list is all wrapped up. These debates often arrive at the conclusion that while elements of this may be true, ultimately we have less and less capacity. In this episode, I speak with Ronen Aires about the importance of taking control of one's busy schedule and finding ways to add capacity to our lives. We delve into a concept Ronen calls "The Chooseday Experiment," and he shares his personal journey of dedicating Tuesdays to doing things that bring him joy, fulfillment, and creative inspiration. By intentionally creating space for activities that resonate with his passions and well-being, Ronen has found a way to avoid burnout and recharge his creative energy. Key Takeaways and Insights: The Chooseday Experiment: Dedicate a day or specific time each week to engage in activities that bring joy, fulfillment, and creativity. Prioritize Self-Care: Create boundaries and make space for activities that recharge your energy and well-being. Microdose December: Regularly replenish your creative energy to avoid burnout and maintain productivity. Shift from Urgent to Important: Reevaluate priorities and focus on what truly serves your highest interests. Embrace Agency: Take control of your schedule and find your own pace to experience flow and inspiration. More about my guest: Youth marketing expert, dynamic public speaker and thought-provoking author – Ronen Aires has always been fascinated with the human condition. He’s trained globally with the best teachers in the art and science of human performance. In this role, he has helped many leaders around the world find their A-Game. He strongly advocates for the importance of living a full and holistic lifestyle, encouraging others to accelerate their potential by embracing ancient wisdom and science backed tools. As the renowned co-founder and CEO of Student Village, South Africa’s most prominent student marketing specialists, Ronen has dedicated much of his career to supporting youth and guiding them to greatness. Whether its speaking on podcasts and being featured in the media, or mentoring, writing articles and a book, Ronen utilizes all available platforms to highlight the genius of today’s young adults. Ronen is a husband, father, advocate, entrepreneur, facilitator, coach and investor among other things. His preferred title? Young Elder. Dr. Andrew Huberman - Using Light for Health · The Huberman Lab Podcast · The Chooseday Experiment · Ronen Aires Website · Ronen Aires Instagram · Ronen Aires LinkedIn · Youtube · Instagram · TikTok · Newsletter · Website
"Relationships are an art, a science and a practice." Shelley Lewin
19-07-2023
"Relationships are an art, a science and a practice." Shelley Lewin
Sean Loots speaks with author and relationship coach, Shelley Lewin. Shelley is a certified SACAP counselor, international coach federation member, and accredited professional certified coach. She found her career after her fiancé left her. When Shelley realized that almost all of her relationships were unfulfilling, she came to conclusion that she was the common denominator. Today Shelly councils couples and colleagues to healthy, rewarding relationships through "art, science and practice." We discuss her book Uncomplicated Love, the ongoing process of self-worth and self-acceptance and its impact on building healthy relationships, and Shelley reveals Sean's Attachment Style Survey results. Main Topics Discussed Include: * Developing a Healthy Relationship with Ourselves * Understanding Different Types of Relationships * Power Dynamics and Empowerment in Relationships * The Foundation of a Good Relationship * Unraveling Perspectives and Changing Behaviors * Compatibility, Attachment Styles, and Partnership in Relationships * The Influence of Core Beliefs on Attachment Styles * Challenging Common Narratives in Relationships * The Importance of Vulnerability in Intimacy * Understanding and Shifting Attachment Styles * Building Awareness, Making Choices, and Practicing for Mastery Resources: Shelley Lewin (The Relationship Architect Coaching and Education) Website: https://tracoaching.com/ Attachment Styles and Close Relationship Survey: http://www.web-research-design.net/cgi-bin/crq/crq.pl Book Orders: Uncomplicated Love in South Africa: https://tracoaching.com/product/uncomplicated-love/ Uncomplicated Love internationally: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Uncomplicated-Love-step-step-relationship/dp/1991220510/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1689240030&sr=8-1 Sean Loots on Instagram · Shelley Lewin on Instagram · Youtube · Instagram · TikTok · Newsletter · Website
We Need To Talk. This Is How Therapy Saved Her Life.
24-05-2023
We Need To Talk. This Is How Therapy Saved Her Life.
Some Assembly Required is about matters of the heart and the head, and this episode is extra special for me. One, because Danny Painter has agreed to share openly about her journey to therapy and I think her story may just help break some stigmas. And two because I get to express my gratitude to Danny for helping me get out of my own way. If it weren’t for that chance conversion at an event in 2022, this podcast might not exist. Danny has been through many colourful, life altering experiences. In this episode Danny shares her deepest fears, her experiences as a children's television presenter, growing up in culturally diverse family, (Jewish + Zulu) and how she considered ending her own life. The international symbol for Mental Health Awareness is a green ribbon. Reason being that green signifies new life, new growth, and new beginnings, so I thought I would drop an "Easter Egg" in this episode. A green heart. Please share a 💚 green heart emoticon in an Instagram story and tag me, Sean Loots in it. You don’t need to say anything else. It’ll be our thing. You can help me continue telling stories of vulnerability with messy, perfectly weird little humans just like me, by giving the podcast a 5 star review on your favourite listening platform. Oh and, if you are looking for ways to incrementally build a healthier life, subscribe to the podcast companion newsletter, Something Shifted for free. Danny Painter on Instagram · Youtube · Instagram · TikTok · Newsletter · Website
Sleep better tonight and the downside of alarms with Dr. Els van der Helm
05-12-2022
Sleep better tonight and the downside of alarms with Dr. Els van der Helm
Did you know there is a waste management system for your brain? Essentially it is responsible for carrying fresh fluids into and waste fluids out of your brain. This happens mostly during sleep. So, what then if you don't get enough sleep? While I do not have the answer to that question, I can tell you how I feel when I don't get good quality sleep. And I'm sure your story would be similar. Groggy. Lethargic. Foggy. Irritable. You know the drill. I have lucked out on my fair share of sleep in my lifetime. I've also had my sleep cycles interrupted far too many times. Having a young child with epilepsy means I never really switch off, simply because a seizure can happen without warning. I’ve slept in hospital passages, on the floor in hospital rooms, and prior to Zoe being born, I even slept in back up studios between radio shows. This sleep I speak of was never restorative. And I know now how much of an impact this added to my burnout. Dr. Els van der Helm is a sleep neuroscientist and joins me on this episode from her home office in Switzerland. Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global named Dr. van der Helm one of the top 5 sleep experts in the world. Els, she said I can call her by her first name, is very much focused on helping us improve our day to day performance by improving the sleep of business leaders and their teams. Because keeping it together is so much harder than we ever thought it would be, I really hope this episode of Some Assembly Required gives you insight into how your brain works when you're not thinking about it. Get in touch with my guest by connecting on social media - LinkedIn + Instagram Or visit Dr. Els van der Helm's website for more information. Dr. Els van der Helm - LinkedIn · Dr. Els van der Helm - Instagram · Visit Dr. Els van der Helm's website for more information. · Youtube · Instagram · TikTok · Newsletter · Website
Working on my nerves with Shaun Brooking
19-10-2022
Working on my nerves with Shaun Brooking
If, like me, you have aches and pains that come and go, you may have tried a few different methods of alleviating your ailments. I’ve tried physiotherapy, chiropractors, body stress release, TRE and even Rolfing. Rolfing is when a practitioner massages the muscles and fascia not only where you're feeling pain, but all over your body with the goal of fixing your body's posture so that it corrects any lingering imbalances that are causing the pain. Sometimes we can identify the reason for the pain we are feeling. I walk into a countertop and bruise my hip or I lift a weight from a position of instability and I pull muscle of pinch a nerve. But what if the origin of the pain you feel in your body isn’t as obvious to identify. This is where I started to explore the world of somatic therapy. Somatics is described as "any practice that uses the mind-body connection to help you survey your internal self and listen to signals your body sends about areas of pain, discomfort, or imbalance". These practices - and there are many of them - allow you to access more information about the ways your body might hold on to your experiences. My guest on this episode is Shaun Brooking. Shaun earned an Honours degree in Human Performance in 2007, after completing his degree in Sports and Exercise Science. at Stellenbosch University. Since then, Shaun has added depth to his academic knowledge through personal experience and further education, developing himself into a somatic coach and educator. Website: https://shaunbrookingcoaching.co.uk/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shaun_brooking/ Youtube · Instagram · TikTok · Newsletter · Website