How Challenging Yourself Can Expand Your Idea of Who You Are & What You Are Capable Of Achieving

Date: Dec 6, 2023 Duration: 21:36 min
We are all unknowingly wearing our limitations within ourselves.
Dr. Bonnie Wims talks about her transformative journey deep into the heart of the Costa Rican jungle, which was a source of anxiety but also a profound exploration of self-discovery. In the internal thickets of fears, limitations, and negative self-talk, she understood that we are wearing all that as a coat on a daily basis. This heavy burden of barriers is not helping to move us forward.
The challenge lay in dismantling self-imposed restrictions, one by one. Dr. Wims urged herself and all of us to embark on a journey of introspection, asking profound questions about the definitions and negative self-talk we are living as part of ourselves. In what ways do you limit yourself today? And in what ways can you challenge that?

It is time to identify the moments when we downplayed our worth, when we failed to believe in ourselves, and when we limited our potential and then to remove that burden through therapy.


Society has led us to believe that therapy is for those with deep-seated issues and that it’s not for those of us who are “successful and stable”. The Therapy: Deconstructed podcast, hosted by Dr. Bonnie Wims, debunks the myths and societal beliefs about therapy and explains not only what therapy is, but also how it can help anyone who’s facing obstacles in their lives.

As a therapist, coach, and a UK Chartered Counseling Psychologist specializing in helping the global community, Dr. Bonnie has helped innumerable people get from where they are to where they’d like to be. She’s “your someone else” who is there for you when you need to bounce things off of so that you can better understand yourself. And she does it in a warm and intelligent style that’s peppered with levity.

Listen in each week to Dr. Wims if you’re therapy-curious and get answers to all your questions about what therapy is, what it is not, and how therapy may be the x-factor you’ve been searching for.

🇨🇷 Dr. Bonnie Wim’s transformative trip to Costa Rica: a challenging trip she had second thoughts about going on.  01:09
🐸 Meeting a huge frog in the jungle: when all her fears began to pour out. 03:58
🌞 Insecurities you harbor about yourself: finding out there are things you can do. 06:17
🧥 Seeing yourself and challenging yourself: defense mechanisms we are wearing each day. 08:13
🔃 You can challenge who you think you are, what you think you deserve, and your capabilities: choosing with intention. 11:56
⏰ How do we wake up to our possibilities: intentional and consistent challenges.  15:52
⚠️ Be aware of the stories you tell yourself first: the next step is to act and work on those stories. 19:05

What Listeners Are Saying


Every month, I look forward to a new episode of Therapy Deconstructed. The way Bonnie weaves her own story through the episodes is captivating. She has a calm and nurturing voice, like the trusted friend you always turn to when you need solid advice. I always finish an episode feeling like she was talking directly to me.

Thomas MacInnes

As someone who had never gone to therapy, I found myself in a situation last year that was very sad, confusing and overwhelming for me and I was really unable to figure my way through it. I turned to Bonnie and she so graciously and effortlessly (seemingly) had so much empathy and compassion for my feelings and she truly helped me navigate getting my emotions and really my life back on track. I am very grateful for Bonnie and her wisdom, honesty, humor, candor but mostly for her compassion. I’m excited to listen to her podcast but would highly encourage anyone who is reading this to reach out to her. She really helped me and I am very thankful to have her in my corner.


Dr. Wims makes therapy digestible and even fun to learn about. Sometime therapy feels like a big mystery and something super intimidating, but she breaks it down make it feel more personal and helpful.


I’m pretty particular about what podcasts I’ll tune into, but this one was recommended so I decided to check it out. Bonnie is a natural at this – she offers thoughtful insights into our thoughts and emotions and why we humans fall into unhelpful patterns, then provides simple wisdom on how to reframe them. Big fan.

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