Women’s Mental Health & Understanding The Impact of Hormonal Fluctuation | Ep 122

What role do hormones play in the mental health and wellbeing of girls and women? In this insightful conversation, Jayashri Kulkarni, a renowned Professor of Psychiatry at Cabrini Health and Monash University specializing in women’s mental health, sheds light on the potent role that hormones play in girl’s and women’s lives.  Professor Jayashri Kulkarni navigates the…

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Growth Coaching & Listening To Encourage Thinking | Episode 118

When you think of a coach, you usually think of coaching athletes to the best of their ability. Imagine what would happen if we applied that same coaching approach to school life… In this podcast episode, Dan Steele, a rockstar educational leader and coach with a real history of shaking things up in school communities,…

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Neurodivergent Adults & Embracing Neurodiversity In The Workplace | Episode 116

Want to learn more about neurodivergence in adults? Join Clinical Psychologist Mariane Power as she explores the intricate and nuanced topic of neurodiversity. Learn how neurodivergence impacts wellbeing, the role of inclusive environments, and the unique challenges faced by neurodivergent adults working in schools. This enlightening podcast will broaden your understanding and equip you with neuro-affirming practices…

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Ep 112: The Year That Was & Recommendations

Join host Meg Durham in the final episode of 2023, as she wraps up the year and shares the transformative lessons learned in the world of education and beyond. Meg shares some of her biggest personal and professional highlights, from conquering a 5K run to appearances on the Today Show and facilitating programs for a…

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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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