NBSV 085: Val the Vegan Therapist on emotional/social challenges of veganism and coping with anxiety
Valerie Martin, a.k.a. Val the Vegan Therapist, is on the show to discuss the importance of navigating the emotional and social challenges of veganism, whether having a vegan therapist is important if you’re vegan yourself, and her favourite techniques for coping with anxiety (because who the heck isn't anxious right now?!)
Valerie Martin is a psychotherapist, coach, and yoga teacher based in Nashville, Tennessee. She’s also a Ravenclaw, Enneagram 7, antiracist ally, intersectional vegan and animal advocate, and Work That Reconnects facilitator. Valerie’s mission is to support the vegan (and veg-curious) community in their mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing so they can live more vibrant lives and be stronger advocates for animal and human liberation. She offers 1-on-1 virtual coaching and hosts the Vegan & Vibrant podcast and private community.
Here’s our discussion:
Important topics and points you don't want to miss:
>> Is having a vegan therapist important if you're vegan yourself?
>> Dealing with potential emotional and social challenges associated with veganism: what might these look like? How can we best address them?
>> Methods for coping with anxiety.
Connect with Valerie:
>> A special offering: 25% off Val's normal coaching fee, and 100% is donated to The Life You Can Save, an organization that has, in Val's words, "curated a group of nonprofits that save or improve the most lives per dollar, for the greatest possible impact toward reducing extreme poverty".
Access a full transcript of this episode here.
Mentioned in the episode:
>> Val's spoken word piece: Sorry // Not Sorry (A Poem Of My Journey To Veganism)
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Watch the video of my interview with Val here.