The Amber Hawken Podcast

As a holistic behavioural therapist, Amber invites her guests to reveal the workings of their inner world while unpacking their expertise in topics ranging from psychosomatic therapies and bio-hacking to multi-million dollar for-profit organisations bettering our planet. She extracts the practices, habits, traits and strategies they teach, have mastered or are developing. The conversations are often deep, hilarious and reveal the human behind the voice.
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Mar 31, 2017

Did you know....

That a sex trafficking victim is often raped 10-20 times a day, so in a period of 6 months that’s anywhere between 1,800 to 3,600 times? What about the fact that at around 20 years of age, after a lifetime of her body being purchased at the price of a cup of coffee, she is simply released, for she is no longer fresh and thus deemed useless in the trafficking industry?

How about the fact that whenever a girl is rescued from sex trafficking, that another is plucked from for her life to replace her, and that rescuing while a miracle in itself, doesn’t end the problem?

Out of all the 100’s of organisations in Cambodia, none of them at this point, focus on prevention alone in a systemised, focused way. Except, Free To Shine. Free To Shine is a child protection organisation preventing children from being trafficked into the commercial sex industry, in Cambodia. 

The hero behind Free To Shine

Nicky Mih is such a powerful, humble and inspiration being. She teaches us that you do not need to know how to do something great, to do something great. You get a big enough reason and your how's work out. 

My favourite parts of today - all of it. Wisdom for a 100 years of life, show up in this interview. 

  • Pulling strength from women who have been trafficked
  • How perspective fulfils us
  • How to find inspiration each day
  • Following through with your goals
  • Gut wrenching awareness, creating momentum
  • The meaning of life.....

Loads and loads and loads more

Nicky and Free To Shine info is all right here.

And, don't bloody forget to just be you.



P.S If you feel that you resonate with the messages streaming from my talks, you might like to check out my online Be Unfu*kwithable program here.

Mar 8, 2017

The moment I want introduced this woman, I knew I needed her on the show. There are at least three one lines in this interview that hit me right in the soul.

One being:  “What if we didn’t have to break down to break through?”. 
Tessa is the kind of being that makes you want to throw your fears to the side and go after your dreams. Why? Because she is a woman who has dragged her heart, mind and soul, through the trenches of transformation, coming out the other side to walk her talk consistently. This is rare.
This is the kind of interview that has the potential to help awaken something much deeper and more fulfilling inside of anyone who listens.


This interview is a great insight into “spirituality” in todays world and how it is something quite common, practical and easily applied into our lives if we see it as a way of being, rather than a way of “appearing” to the rest of the world.
After years of experience in youth work, asylum seeking, refugee support work and pilot parenting, Tessa burnt out in what can be a seemingly be a unsupportive system for workers in these government areas. Following this time, Tessa opens her life to more spiritual based work, adding to her vast expertise. 
Some of the points topics we explore include:
  • What the HECK is light working, I ask almost straight off the bat. 
  • Duality and universal laws: what is it and how can it increases happiness and flow day to day 
  • Understanding what stepping into the unknown looks like in real life 
  • Embracing trust in times of uncertainty
  • Transcendence - shifting our understanding of what is possible in this world
  • Creating your own reality - the struggle many have with abundance and how we re-wire ourselves for what we actually want
  • Attachment, safety, trust and love conditioning during childhood and how it plays a massive role in our self worth 
I would love you to comment below, with what came up for you during this interview. Did you agree/disagree with anything we discussed? What was your favourite part?
Rock on, and please, head to iTunes and subscribe to our channel so you can stay updated. 
Love Ambz


Mar 8, 2017

Emily Anne Peterson is the kind of woman that people make movies about. 

Emily is a bravery expert. 

Her life is jaw dropping. Well, more correctly, the way she chooses to live it is. The way she has dealt with one of the most confronting experiences that one could face; having (what seemed like her entire purpose) stripped from her. The woman also did a TEDx talk. Another reason why she is my hero.

She was once a full-time cellist and cello teacher. But in December of 2013, she was diagnosed with a degenerative, hereditary, neurological tremor in her right hand, her bow hand.

She called it her other biological clock.

As you can imagine, it was shattering news for her. Of course, she handled it like a boss. 

And this is exactly why you need to listen to this episode. There comes a time in all our lives where we are faced with a make or break moment.

We learn so much from how Emily managed not only an eating disorder, but a tremor that brought her dreams (at the time) to a halt. 


My fav take aways in this episode:

- What to do when life falls apart

- Where to go from rock bottom and the slow but simple journey out of darkness

- It's okay to not be okay, for more than a few days, even months

- How bravery and courage aren't how to sound

- How to recovery and still work through the impulses and battle of an eating dis-order

- How to be brave and courageous, no matter what

- How to turn your devastations into life transformation

- How our life purpose is fluid

- That break downs are breakthroughs, and how to do the work (yes we must work) to get through

- What vulnerability, bravery and courage have to do with being an artist (of your life) and that there is no other way


So yeah, it was amazing. Enjoy and please, connect with Em and let us know what you thought my rating this episode and leaving us a comment about how it helped you!

Love love love, 


Emily has an incredible Podcast, Bare Naked Bravery, and we totally shared wine and mimosa's and backed up interviewing each other. All the links to her goodness are below

Bare Naked Bravery

Emily Ann Peterson

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Mar 8, 2017

Spirituality for Dummies


In this episode I interviewed someone close to my heart and my life, my very first and only mediation teacher (besides myself course).






It saved, my arse, every single time I thought I was going to lose my shit…


It’s like a condom, kind of just sits in your back pocket seemingly useless, until you need it and then BAM! It’s a fucking life saver.


When my mum passed

When I broke up with my boyfriend of three years

When I got a $3000 unexpected bill at Christmas

When I looked in the mirror and realised my skin was breaking out from cortisol overdose

When I need to sleep

When I lost belief in myself.


Meditation is always there/here.


I drilled Kurt like a sergeant, and these are just some of the big bombs we drop in this episode:


  • What is meditation?
  • What is energy?
  • What are chakras?
  • What is the ego?
  • What is our soul?
  • Where did we come from?
  • What’s the point of life?
  • What can you do right now to start to connect more closely with yourself and as a result, become unfuckwithable?


I loved this interview because it actually makes me quite nervous. While I am deeply connected to a ‘spiritual’ part of myself, I don’t go blabbing about it much.


I feel that talking about how ‘spiritual’ you are, is similar with trying to tell yourself that YOU are ‘authentic’; when you do it, it dictates the opposite of it being true. That part of my life is just there, it’s me, and it’s how I think, feel and exist.



Love Ambz,


P.S. : Be Unfuckwithable - My Online Course


I'm not far into the course, but I'm mindful that I'm doing this course for myself because I deserve to treat myself well and the little change I've already seen is more positive and motivating rhetoric going on in my head, rather than the negative 'I can't do this' story. Feels good and feels lighter?


It’s changing things inside people and I love the weekly coaching sessions inside our forum – have you checked it out yet?


You can find out more here.


Mar 2, 2017

We are wired for love

Umm, so. This was amazing. 

My favourite interview - ever. I learnt bucket loads and it was very much a 'shoot the shit' kind of chat with this incredibly wise man, Mark Groves, about love.

Mark Groves is an expert in helping people navigate the emotional matrix to create deeper, more meaningful connections in life. Be is professionally, with yourself or with a partner. 

A couple of the many points Mark delves into:

  • Three levels of love, what they all look like and how to arrive there
    • Co-dependant
    • "I don't need one" (guarded)
    • Independent and fulfilling
  • How to break defence/criticise cycles in relationships do you do not end up in a "shit storm"
  • Breaking toxic relationship patterns
  • What makes a polyamorous relationship work/not work
  • Mirroring each others childhood wounds and how we blame incorrectly
  • How to cultivate lasting, fulfilling monogamous relationships
  • Love and partnerships as a spiritual journey
  • Marriage - re-defined
  • Erectile disfunction - yes I just wrote that correctly - and intimacy

You can connect with Mark  here:


IG: @createthelove

And, don't bloody forget to just be you.



P.S Check out my online Be Unfu*kwithable program here.