Being Yoga Podcast
Episode 8 - Davina Donovan
Mindfulness, Anxiety and Managing Emotional Discomfort

Find out how to use mindfulness, psychology and yoga to re-train your mind and body to be okay with emotional discomfort, free yourself from anxiety and live a happy, fulfilled life.  

In this episode of the Being Yoga Podcast, I chat with Davina Donovan about her work as a clinical psychologist, yoga and meditation teacher and how all these worlds come together.  

We discuss the modern practices of yoga and how this has deviated from traditional paths in India.   We also discuss the cross over between mindfulness meditation and therapy and why both are incredible tools for living a full life.    

Something we discuss at length is the idea of being okay with discomfort and how modern people have become a little resistant to this idea.

Davina has spent 17 years working with suicide prevention and postvention and we discuss this almost epidemic problem in modern life especially as it relates to men.  

Davina is the published author of the book, 'What your Teen is Telling Me and Why they're not Telling You"   Available on Amazon here:

This episode discusses suicide and prevention.  If you need any assistance with yourself or a loved one please contact Suicide Call Line 1300 659 467

Where to find Davina Donovan:  Links

Instagram:  @dav_donovan


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Michael Daly
Michael Daly

Michael Daly describes himself as a cat with nine lives. He has lived in many different worlds from a previous life in Criminal Law and then working as a Marketing Manager in London before having a sudden shift in priorities. For the past 20 years Michael has been a meditation and yoga teacher and trainer. He has run 3 busy yoga studios, written and taught over 10000 hours of vocational training in yoga and meditation as well as facilitated over 65 retreats in Australia and internationally. He has turned a deep passion to help people into a million dollar business and now supports others to do the same. Alongside this work, Michael runs a Hypnotherapy and Coaching business where he helps people move through anxieties and traumas and towards greater success in life. He is a published author, has appeared in numerous magazines and runs his own Podcast called Being Yoga.