Ep 110: Breaking Cycles & How To Be The Love You Seek

Ready to transform your classroom into a safe place for learning and emotional wellbeing? In this eye-opening podcast episode, Meg Durham speaks with Dr Nicole Le Pera, The Holistic Psychologist, about how to create a nurturing learning environment in the classroom through the power of relationships. Imagine understanding the subtle cues of your students, effortlessly…

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Ep 109: Me, We and Us & The Link Between Wellbeing and Resilience

Embark on a journey into the heart of workplace wellbeing with guest Aaron Jarden, Associate Professor at the Centre for Wellbeing Science at Melbourne University. This enlightening episode promises to reshape your approach to professional fulfilment and wholebeing. Aaron’s insights dive into the intricacies of fostering a culture of wellbeing at work. His ‘me-we-us’ model…

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Ep 108: Things That Matter & The Emotional Lives of Teachers

Get ready to be deeply moved. In this eye-opening episode, Meg has a heartfelt conversation with Gabbie Stroud, the author of The Things That Matter Most, a heartfelt book that vividly portrays the emotional lives of teachers. Gabbie’s narrative transcends the ordinary, offering a rare glimpse into the very soul of education. Through the raw,…

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Ep 107: Coping Mechanisms & Codependent Behaviour

How can educators cultivate healthy coping mechanisms? In this eye-opening episode, Dr. Sarah Woodhouse, research psychologist and trauma expert, unravels the intricate layers of coping mechanisms and self-care for educators. Sarah dissects the roots of codependency, unveiling its origins in childhood and its manifestation in adulthood. Get a unique perspective on healthy coping mechanisms, emphasising…

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Ep 106: Holding Space & Feeling Our Feelings

Discover the transformative impact of holding space as Marie Vakakis, a highly skilled Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Family Therapist and Educator dispels myths and shares practical insights to help you uncover the keys to genuine relationships, emotional intelligence, and personal growth. In this enlightening podcast episode, Marie shares invaluable insights on the transformative power of…

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EP 105: Compassion Fatigue & Sharing The Emotional Load

In this heartfelt conversation, educator and researcher Mariel Lombard, PhD candidate at Western Sydney University joins Meg Durham to share a profoundly personal journey that every educator can relate to. With unwavering honesty, Mariel reveals her own battles with compassion fatigue and PTSD, drawing a raw and authentic connection between her experiences and the widespread…

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Ep 104: Tolerating Discomfort & Embracing Challenges

Ready to explore the surprising impact of student behaviour on teacher wellbeing and discover powerful insights for creating a more resilient and thriving classroom environment? In this insightful episode, Meg Durham invites Andrew Fuller, a clinical psychologist, to join her in a discussion about the challenges teachers face, particularly in the wake of pandemic-related disruptions.…

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Ep 81: Matrescence Matters & The Impact Of Pregnancy And Motherhood On The Brain

In this episode, we celebrate Mother’s Day with a conversation about Matrescence, a woman’s journey through pregnancy, birth, postnatal, and beyond. An increase in hormones, changes in self-perception, adjustments in social context, and increased risks of mental health problems such as anxiety and depression are all examples of what a woman may experience during this…

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Ep 59: We All Carry Trauma

When you hear the word ‘trauma’ what do you think? Whether you’re aware of it or not, trauma affects every person, every day. It can show up in yourself or through the people closest to you. And inevitably it can affect your relationships, career and personal wellbeing. So how do you work through life trauma?…

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EP 31: Epigenetics 101

Understand how genes work so you can feel empowered to make changes for better wellbeing. Meg sits down with Dr Jared Conney Horvath, neuroscientist and educator, to have an interesting conversation about genes. Through the use of easily understood metaphors, Dr Jared breaks down what we need to know about genes to function better and…

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