Functional Freeze & Why You Feel Wired And Tired | Ep 125

Do you ever feel numb, disconnected, or stuck in a rut, even while going through the motions of daily life?

Join Meg Durham and health and wellbeing consultant Adrienne Hornby as they explore the concept of ‘functional freeze,’ its physical and emotional toll, and practical strategies to break free and make necessary changes for your wellbeing.

Adrienne shares her personal journey, revealing how she cultivated self-awareness, set healthy boundaries, and deepened connections with others.

Tune in and discover how you can transform your approach to wellbeing and the way you work.

In this conversation we discuss:

▫️ How functional freeze can become a way of life.

▫️ Why we become tired and wired.

▫️ The importance of taking control of your wellbeing

▫️ And so much more…

You can quote us on that…

“Functional freeze can make you feel disconnected from your feelings, or the world, or those you normally have a really easy time connecting with.”

Adrienne Hornby

“Functional freeze is feelings of being numb or a lack of excitement when things should be exciting.”

Adrienne Hornby


Adrienne Hornby – LinkedIn | Website

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Hi, I'm Meg!

B.Phys Ed, M. Ed (Student Wellbeing), CIPP

I’m a teacher with experience working in primary and secondary schools across Australia, and a specialist in the field of wellbeing education and coaching. I founded Open Mind Education in 2013 with a vision of sharing practical, enriching wellbeing education with staff, parents, and broader school communities.

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