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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Oct 7, 2020

Hard conversations lead to radical transformation...

Episode number 50 is a heart pounder. Not only is Dr Jeremy Goldberg one of my most favourite people on the planet, what he has to offer on the topic of creative grown, doing hard things, integrity and how to have hard conversations that matter is life-changing. 

From Jeremy himself

"My mission is to make kindness cool, empathy popular, and compassion commonplace.  As part of that purpose, I write articles, send emails, host retreats and workshops, give TEDx talks, coach clients, host a podcast, write books, and make spoken word poetry videos.  I am also active on Facebook and Instagram, leading an online tribe of more than 35,000 badass humans. If you want to learn more about me, click here for a shortlist of my favourite shit on the planet.

My name is Jeremy, I founded Long Distance Love Bombs, and I am fucking stoked to meet you. "

We touch on


  • The different stages of creative growth and how to know where you are
  • What causes us to procrastinate and how to overcome it
  • The difference between sharing from our wounds or our scars
  • How expression from a place of pain can be done well
  • How expression from your wounds can also be out of alignment
  • Whether  you need to be 'healed' fully in order to teach another
  • How to overcome the sense of obligation to produce as an entrepreneur
  • Making it easy to have hard conversations that better your relationships and your life
Sep 14, 2020

Jamie Rea guides us from an under-functioning sensitive, shy kid into an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and actor. 

  • How claiming personas can both support expression but risk getting lost in the identity.
  • Marrying together the parts of ourselves we discover throughout our lives.
  • The long journey through a dark time requires blazing a path, not finding it.
  • Be willing to feel lost, feel uncertain, and feel lost in the dark times of life.
  • Harnessing the uninhibited part of ourselves.
  • The fear of coming into integrity requires the death of the part of us that fears being seen.
  • We can’t reach flow unless we’re willing to meet the abyss.
  • The healing of body connection in relation to shadow integration.
  • The history and healing of over-functioners and under-functioners.
  • The magnetic force between the opposing functions.
  • The root cause being shame and how to heal/transcend it.
  • Disembodiment from the neck up makes you numb.
  • The power of working with where you are at and meeting ourselves tenderly and honestly with that.
  • The admittance of flaws and ownership of power both being key elements in leading and teaching from embodiment.
  • Meeting our grief so we can find our joy.

Jamie Rea is a Transformational Relationship & Life Coach, Soul Guide & Teacher, Award-Winning Screenwriter,
Storyteller, Filmmaker, and Comedy Writer & Creator.

He has written about relationships professionally for various digital publications across Canada, the U.S., and the U.K for nearly a decade.

Jamie works primarily with co-dependent under-functioning men and women all over the world to help them unlock their deepest soul potential, own their voice and step into their power, and create truly soul-satisfying love relationships.

Jamie regularly lends his comedy talents to his teaching, combining a space of play, humor, and lightness with the sacred healing work he does with his clients.

He is the Creator and Founder of The Deep & Dirty Collective, which combines Jamie’s teachings with a playful, humorous, and dirty twist. In addition, Jamie is also a Performer, Screenwriter, Filmmaker and Comedian, and is regularly writing movies and TV shows for the film industry, as well as writing, directing, and performing his own video content for the online space that satirizes the spiritual and growth industries.

Sep 8, 2020

"When I lost the lower half of my leg in an accident, my visions of representing Australia seemed to be destroyed in the blink of an eye. When faced with this situation I had to make a choice, Hide from the world or take it as a challenge and attack it head-on."

Scott went on to be a four-time Paralympic Gold Medalist.

We cover his journey from losing his leg in a farming accident

  • The mental and emotional resilience required to face a new identity, a new world, and begin your dreams from scratch
  • The power of decision that took him back into the competitive sport as an amputee
  • How we went from being just seconds behind making the podium and the technique he mastered that took him to a gold medal four times over
  • The drive behind ‘winning’ changing form from achievement to contribution
Aug 28, 2020

Breaking upper limits requires presence,

Today's episode has four different facets of psychology and healing, explored through the life and profession of Dan Kurlapski.

Whilst a physio in a 'past' life, Dan is an NLP(NeuroLinguisticProgramming) Master Practitioner and Trained in Integral Semantic Facilitation. In short - it involves work on how the language we use, both verbal and non-verbal, has a direct connection to the deepest parts of our sub-conscious, where all of our limitations, beliefs and potential to thrive take place.

From Arctic Leadership Wilderness Adventures to running Online Conscious Festivals week one of international lockdown, Dan has a plethora of experience and wisdom in using the very moments that can potentially break us, to stimulate and expand our personal potential.

Dan has travelled the world learning about meditation, developmental psychology, communication and human performance. He believes in connecting the human with their truest expression of self, building their capacity to serve the collective from a healthy, thriving state whilst having a regenerative impact on this planet.


Some of what we cover includes:

The necessity for a plan V the necessity for flow

The body is the gateway to presence

Surrendering in your body, not your mind

Balancing a healthy masculine drive

It's not about mindset, its about openness

The drawbacks of ‘sticking to your guns’

Being open to opportunity is more important than knowing what’s next

The best plan is TRUST

Presence is the catalyst for creation

Resistance is what creates suffering

Listening is key to making the ‘right decision

Seeking distorts your ability to hear

Discover more about Dan in these places:


Yes And Website

Instagram: @project_yes_and

Dan Facebook

If you have a moment we'd love to know if you can relate to anything we shared. Comment below if so.

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Aug 18, 2020

What would you do if you lost both of your legs?

When Vanessa lost both of her legs in a tragic train accident at the age of 15, she got told she would never be able to walk again.

She went on to become a paralympic gold medallist and world record holder in the long jump. 


We discuss:

  • grieving the entire life she envisioned she'd have
  •  standing up against those 'wiser' and who 'knew more', and winning
  • the difference between determination and self-punishment
  • moving beyond perceived present limitations and carving a new path
  • how physical excellent will be limited by your level of mental strength 
  • understanding deeply that the power of choice is in your hands alone
  • what life looks like now; love, purpose, passion, goals and training
  • the single most potent advice she has to offer from this wild and wonderful journey

If you have a moment we'd love to know if you can relate to anything we shared. Comment below if so.

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Jun 11, 2020

Are you Thriving or just Surviving?

Today's episode covers some key areas about what it really takes to THRIVE mentally and emotionally in a world where life can change in a heartbeat. From losing loved ones to business being turned upside down due to a sudden worldwide pandemic. We unpack the foundations of Optimising Human Potential using what we have and use each and every moment; thoughts, feeling, breath, attention, sleep, nutrition, presence, movement as medicine and more. 

Brett Robinson is one of my dearest friends and business partner for Calm Mind Co.

He has consulted as a Performance Coach and Performance Therapist to Olympic level, Track and Field Athletes, Various AFL, NRL and ARU teams, Redbull athletes and many more. Additionally, he’s coached managers, CEO’s, high performing business owners and entrepreneurs. His Performance Coaching is a combination of his incredible understanding of mindset, emotional intelligence, nutrition and gut health, breathing, physiology, movement efficiency and much more.

We cover:

  • What turns a country boy into an elitist who  THRIVEs in all areas of life
  • The power of gratitude and it's connection to performance
  • How to stay focused on your vision and goals when the world around you is noisy
  • Overcoming bullying when following your purpose
  • The link between human behaviour and performance
  • The foundations of wellbeing we can transform in our everyday life
  • Using Acceptance and Commitment to transform rage and blame
  • How the murder of Brett's grandparents taught him
  • How your external environment does not determine your internal state
  • The transformation of grief and gratitude
  • The power of choice and how to use it
  • Fuelling joy and abundance with simple techniques
  • How to respond instead of reacting, gain clarity and make a massive impact in the world

It's deep, raw and inspiring.

Find more about Brett at

Brett Robbo Instagram

Your Life Of Impact

Calm Mind Co

THRIVE by Calm Mind Co

If you have a moment we'd love to know if you can relate to anything we shared. Comment below if so.

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May 22, 2020

Shame parties cultivate wholeness

Leann Rimes is a bloody legend.

An open-hearted powerhouse who isn't afraid of her own humanity.

LeAnn is a multi-platinum selling acclaimed singer who has sold over 44 million units globally. She is a powerhouse vocalist with multiple Grammy and Music awards. Yes - she is the magic being responsible for the epic hits from the classic, Coyote Ugly.

LeAnn has a personal blog and name Soulofeverle across all social platforms where she brings love and joy to the world including meditations, soulful episodes, her voice and healing frequency candles.

The main points we cover in this episode include:

  • The multidimensional aspects of being a human
  • Why 'shame parties' are necessary in order for us to become more whole being - and ENJOY life!
  • The experience of having to stop for the first time since she was 11 and what that feels like and plays out in both light and dark ways in her world
  • The integrations and awareness of all parts of ourselves that we get to look at when we stop
  • How LeAnn worked through and with shame during and now still, after a very public display of her previous relationship ending with infidelity wound in and how that still impacts in a different way
  • How the darkest times of our lives lead to our deepest growth
  • Her exploration  of herself on a new platform and how this grew into
  • When you strive from lack, it disrupts flow and chokes joy
  • Working with wholesomeness as a human being including integrating and loving rejected aspects of ourselves from the shadow
  • What she learned about fame, integrity and what's most important in life
  • When you choose alignment, you can 'have it all'
  • Unconditional love and joy are tools as much as they  are states of being

No, I didn't get to serenade her to Can't Fight The Moonlight, but I will. I made a promise.

Please, go and check out LeAnns work here

If you have a moment we'd love your words and comments,

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Apr 13, 2020

Humans (including men) are relational beings,

This episode explores some of the more hands-on work for men, and the masculine, that is often overlooked, underestimated or displaced by cognitive therapy alone. We dive into the role of relating to the world, others, self, source, emotions and everything as fundamental to rebuilding the divine masculine in a healthy way.

We cover deep and wide avenues in this chat including:

  • What presence and being in ‘flow’ looks and feels like and appreciating the contrast of numbness as a result of a severed connection to source
  • How a lot of men/people surrogate needs of touch and feel with women when they actually need that vital connection with men also
  • How to restore vitality to mens/all beings lives and how to actively be influenced at every level
  • Exploring the patterns in different types of addictions that coincide from a lack of certain needs being met as a child
  • How many attachment styles and codependency habits develop as a result of trauma
  • Exploring the difference between somatic and cognitive therapy; why we need more than speaking in order to heal
  • Denying our nature of being relational beings and how disconnection has been celebrated in men.. and the damage that ensues as a result of this denial
  • Clarifying true power (influence) and control and how control is a lack of trust and shutting down
  • The piece for women in this work is creating openings for men in our world and how to do that
  • Why for some men, it can be exhausting to remove walls and remain vulnerable, even in the face of vulnerability
  • message from Michael for men who get frozen in the face of confronting their own walls and vulnerabilities
  • Why letting yourself feel, be influenced and be affected in relationships is empowering for all

My favourite bit was - all of that. Mainly when Michael talks about how doing this work is a form of activism for the collective rise of our future. 

Please, go and check out Michael's work



Sacred Sons


If you have a moment we'd love your words and comments,

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Apr 13, 2020

Imagine sourcing your sense of power and love from within, forever.

This episode is about how to use intimacy, with self and others, in order to move through pain, discomfort and resistance to create a life of fulfilment and truest expression as a sovereign being. 

Sovereignty in its most simple form is being self-governed. You are not swayed or lead by internal or external environments. You are the leader, the creator and the seer of your world and life, period.

Not only is woman exceptionally fierce and an embodiment of love, but she is also a dear friend of mine who I've been energetically held by. I know the power of her insights and light and am delighted to share them with you all.

From Court,

"I'm Courtney McNabb. I'm a women's Empowerment Coach and Feminine Energy Repatterning Trainer touring the world activating women in their fierce feminine power.

Between and during global ventures, I work with female spiritual leaders and seekers across the globe. My mission is to activate an unshakable internal world and to align high-vibrational energetic behavioral patterns with sacred purpose. I help women dissolve wounded stories which keep them feeling scarce, stuck, and limited.

My home base in Denver, Colorado, where I love creating community and drinking oat milk lattes. I specialize in Sovereignty and the Sacred Feminine, love plant dancing to gangster rap and adventuring the mountains with my boyfriend and baby sister."

The bottom line of the interview explores the following (and then some):

  • What does sovereignty mean?
  • How your thoughts, actions, mess are yours..and then what’s beyond that?
  • Moving beyond our personality structure
  • Free will and how to exercise your power of choice
  • Burning the pushing paradigm
  • Holding yourself and landing in your body when we are re writing codes in our consciousness
  • The work is invisible and where our invitation is
  • The rejection of ‘trust’ is the old masculine..and something to embrace
  • Knowing your kingdom to govern it
  • Understanding we have operated from the wounded feminine and what it takes to shift that
  • Grieving adjustments as a man to embracing the feminine energy
  • The key to unlocking the leverage of connection and surrender to source and flow
  • Noticing the wounded marline and feminine within and how do the divine versions interplay
  • Integrating all four parts of our divinity into one
  • Trusting ideas, inspirations and goals as a GUIDE to your life not a ‘pipe dream’
  • How we are fearing the divine love of the feminine which is the opposing force magnetic to the patriarchy..which is what we are dissolving
  • How to release analysis, paralysis, control and judgment through this work
  • Allowing this all to be simple, releasing control and contraction and order to own your true power

Connect with Courtney below:





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Apr 13, 2020

Fear screams, while the soul whispers.

The skill of listening to your soul is subtle and sublime and Alana and I dive right into the different ways in which humans both sever and can reconnect to the very source of our own soul.

It’s as practical and human a conversation as you can imagine with a being who was once a lawyer and now a world-renowned spiritual teacher and best-selling author, inspiring a devoted following of her work.

Alana’s beautiful, extensive and highly original body of work includes oracle decks, books and powerful online healer training program. 

This episode is published with the intention to help you wake up to what you may not even realise has fallen asleep. It’s often the root of all these outer habits that keep us distracted and unfulfilled.

Some of the powerful points we cover include:

  • A down to earth insight into oracle decks and channelling spirit
  • Cultivating trust in something greater than yourself
  • Expanding our capacity to evolve into our purpose
  • Following the cosmic breadcrumbs and getting out of our own way
  • How to explore different truths and versions of your beliefs and life
  • Moving beyond what we ‘know’ into
  • Why struggle tends to lead to awakening (even if it is not necessary)
  • The shit in your life fertilising the new paths in your life\
  • Listening to a different language to know without knowing how you know
  • Working with the triggers of releasing only logical way go proceeding forward in life
  • Disconnect from out truth causing the suffering
  • A business approach that is more tuned into a feminine creative flow rather than force and plan it all
  • The intricacy of the vision (control of outcome) needs releasing in order for the greater intelligence to do its work
  • An innate higher order that appears to be random is an opportunity to trust self and our own journey
  • Understanding the signs and guidance from divine beings and the necessity to strengthen our connection to source
  • Mindset is a foundational part of inviting in support and relationships with something greater than ourselves
  • Asking for support is vital, simple and smart.
  • Plug-in and say thank you!

Find the episode below and please comment with your biggest takeaways once you have had a listen.

Do yourself a favour, go and explore more of Alana:

The Quan Yi





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Jan 22, 2020

Do you know what turns you on?

Today's podcast is sensual, fire, flow and erotic feminine.

I had the pleasure (pun intended) of interviewing Jamie Thompson.

Over the last decade, Jamie has developed a body of work to support her women and couples with letting go of negative patterns around sex so they can design a sex-life of hot eroticism and soul-quenching intimacy. Her background is in trans-personal psychology, neuroscience, sensual embodiment, and holographic movement reprogramming. Jamie has travelled around the world teaching masterminds, business events and private clients, how to up-level their success and creativity through sexual transmutation.

The things I loved most  in this episode:

  • Masks of masculinity for women who are feminine at their core
  • Remembering pleasure and feeling
  • How to soften and open in relationships
  • Re-energising and vitalising through coming home
  • Entering the pull instead of the push
  • Reclaiming your polarity
  • Coming back to the ancient wisdom of a women
  • Honouring the intelligence of the primal energy
  • Exploring the different Erotic Menu for each of us
  • The masculine paradigm sabotaging the divinity of the feminine
  • Awakening Your Erotic Muse (course Jamie has)
  • Supporting yourself in coming back home to the feminine
  • Not being afraid of the power of your darkness
  • Understanding clean and clear dark and shadow dark
  • 5 ways to get into your feminine in three minutes
  • Build your foundations of life from your sexual roots
  • Unpacking shame and shadow of pleasure and sexuality
  • Changing sex education and the way we approach sex


Jamie has five ways in under three minutes to turn on your feminine. It's in the final minutes of the episode. Let us know in the comments below, what your favourite is. 

Discover and connect with Jamie here:

Here course,

Awakening Your Erotic Muse






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Jan 7, 2020

What's your vibe say about your life?

Ever wondered what yoga teachers, healers, lightworkers, coaches and therapists mean when they talk about the divine, source,  energy or soul? With this wild and wild trauma-informed coach, facilitator and yoga teacher, we unpack and navigate the invisible work of the divine. 

Leila is a trauma-informed empowerment coach and spiritual mentor, who lives an adventurous nomadic lifestyle travelling all over the world to inspire healing through creative movement, personal empowerment & deep spiritual connection. You can find Leila with her pup, Folly, teaching yoga classes, leading mindfulness workshops and hosting health and wellness retreats.

So I am in love with Leila, she is one of those humans. 

She’s experienced, embodied, honest, grounded, opened hearted, humble, strong fierce and fucking hilarious. This is one of my longer podcasts. We did this live in Costa Rica on the second last day of a retreat she was running that I dropped into to say hi and connect with her and our mutual friends and her co-hosts, Jeremy Goldberg and Traver Boehm. 

Yes, life is delicious. Both Leila and I get lost in the flow of this topic and forget multiple times we are even on a podcast recording. We both share intimate experiences we’ve had unpacking some pretty messy times in our hearts and minds so you have real-life examples of how to do some of the work from birth to now that will help you lift and raise your vibration. 

We unpack in detail the powerful philosophies of yoga, the soul, trauma, healing and practical techniques to build internal connection, energy and overall re-integration of ourselves as a whole being. 

I know, right? Fucking rad. 

Some of my fav points covered:

  • Discerning what it is to be a human and the connection between infinite and our human sense of “me”.
  • The three aspects of the soul; “Sat Chit Ananda” (Satcitānanda, Satchidānanda, or Sat-cit-ānanda (Sanskrit: सच्चिदानन्द) ?
  • The connection between stimulus addiction, lack of presence and fulfilment and our ignorance to our true nature
  • Why we need to know who/what we really are in order to amplify joy, peace, love and all the good feels.
  • Working with the mind, our mental mood and voice and getting right with the mind.
  • How to practice self-healing and trauma release.
  • Taking personal responsibility to the inventory of our decisions, macro actions, thoughts and sanskaras 
  • What you need in order to love self and of others
  • Strengthing discipline through our own “stoking of fire”
  • The shadow of self and spiritual growth and how to check-in if its playing out in your life
  • Why consistency and self-trust in your life for strength and freedom
  • How painful events in the past, unprocessed, can lead to feeling hollow, emptier and even affect self-esteem, happiness and wellbeing
  • How to cultivate our own inner energy to utilise, channel and work through something greater than ourselves. 
  • When Leila described step by step how she re-integrated parts of her being that she had left behind throughout her life and overcome multiple different fears,  traumas and insecurities
  • Taking your practices from about “me” to about “we” in order to find courage, discipline and 
  • The most simple tool for making decisions that will either fill you or drain you. 


Before making any decision, especially tough ones, place your hand on your heart and take five deep breaths first.

Discover and connect with Leila here





So, loves...

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