Ep 287: Gaby Santacruz and a life in gymnastics

Apr 03, 05:00 AM

Mick Coyle is joined by former gymnast Gaby Santacruz on this week's Podcast.

Gaby recently gave a Tedx talk about how growing up as a gymnast in Ecuador impacted her mental health, and how the culture around seeking "perfection" started to have a negative impact on her sense of wellbeing.

In this podcast she explores how the echoes of her childhood experience in gymnastics affected her ability to hold down a normal job, once she'd stepped away from the gymnasium, and how therapy helped her understand her experiences and move into a more positive space.

Thanks to Gaby for sharing her story.

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Issues discussed: Gymnastics, pressures on young people, injuries, therapy, medication