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With Pressing Pause you will discover how to quieten your overthinking and overworrying mind, spend less time lost in your thoughts and more time enjoying your life as it is right now. Gabrielle Treanor, certified coach, writer and teacher specialising in overthinking, shares ideas and inspiration from positive psychology, along with practical mindfulness and self-care techniques, actions and tools to empower you to lower your stress, build your resilience, feel more optimistic, improve your wellbeing and, ultimately, overthink less and enjoy life more. For more information, resources and courses go to

Mar 15, 2020

This is an unusually long episode because we’re experiencing an unusual time in the world right now. There are a lot of feelings and thoughts about Coronavirus and all the uncertainty and the lack of feeling in control can feel overwhelming.

In this episode we look at:

  • What’s fuelling the overwhelm
  • How we can...

Dec 18, 2019

For the first time in the podcast’s history I reshare seven ideas for how you can bring down the overwhelm and create some calm, and even feel a little more joy, during Christmas and the New Year.

In this episode we look at:

  • How your expectations impact your enjoyment of Christmas
  • What small, practical actions you...

Dec 4, 2019

When you have too much to do and too little time to do it, it feels impossible to do it all. We get tense, stressed and feel overwhelmed by the pressure and expectation. But there is something we do have control over that helps us to deal with the overwhelm.

In this episode we look at:

  • Why feeling overwhelmed is not...

Nov 20, 2019

Think celebrating is only for big occasions? You’re doing yourself a disservice and the chance to build your resilience, feel stronger and experience more joy, comfort and hope.

In this episode we look at:

  • A different way to look at what’s celebration-worthy
  • How and why the voice in your head stops you...

Nov 6, 2019

Comparison is something we all do in everyday life but when comparing yourself to others makes you feel bad it’s time to do something about it.

In this episode we look at:

  • How we compare
  • What is confirmation bias and its role in comparison
  • What our judgements about others tells us about ourselves
  • What you can do when...