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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 5, 2021

Psychology, embodiment and toxic relationships...

What a subtitle, eh?

Let me begin with a little appreciation for your patience. It's been a minute between podcasts as they draw the short straw when I'm elbow deep in projects. I can assure you, this is worth it. 

Laura Corcoran is a Holistic Psychologist. Her 10 years of experience in the field range from forensic, mental health, and addictions primarily. She's also an incredibly honest, raw, intelligent, kind woman and a Mum of "two light beams", as she puts it.  

This episode is vast in its topic and while it began with the contradictions around some of the principles of psychology, we weave in and out of rabbit holes that most people can relate to including repressed trauma emerging in the *stressful* now of life and toxic bonds in passion relationships. 

Including:

  • Trauma that we might not realise is trauma (it's not always how it seems).
  • All of us have in our life experienced a time where what we were feeling was too much.
  • Toxic bonded relationships we think are filled with passion but are bound together by pain.
  • An embodied approach to healing and the basis 
  • The basics that psychology can forget that make all the difference to long term change
  • Sensory experiences, breath and movement for regulation and healing
  • A ton more...

This little quote is from one of Laura's influences, Peter Levine, and somewhat encompasses the point Laura unpacks around the dire need for embodied practices within psychology treatments. 

"If frightening sensations are not given the time and attention they need to move through the body and resolve or dissolve, the individual will continue to be gripped by fear." - Peter A. Levine, Psychologist

Listen here

Find more of Laura here:

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The Amber Hawken Podcast is available to subscribe to on your chosen platform  - iTunesSpotifyLibsyn - if it feels good for you, we always love a review of the show. Grateful in advance and thanks for listening. 

Hugs,

Ambs

Jan 22, 2021

Is it worth it?...

I have a really rad friend called Benny and he developed an app based on vice optimisation.

Basically, you check in the next day after getting on the booze and decided if it was worth it or not.

This reflection practice, alone, has proven to support humans in staying in integrity and showing signs of increased happiness by up to 400%.

I actually made that up that stat, but who hasn't been 400% more stoked when they've been able to pause and shift direction from an otherwise destructive path? Exactly.

I borrowed my mate Benny’s idea and held that question up with a magnifying glass to my life and business.

My priority is joy, that's my measuring stick for 'worth it'. Because - joy.

Usually, people look at the return and if it's shiny or powerful looking enough, they sacrifice the juiciness and don't question the burnout factor or the destruction of busyness.

In fact, there's a virus nestled in the minds of humanity that if it had a voice it would say, "The more time and energy you put in, the more worth it, it is. Never mind the collateral damage to your mental health, wellbeing, relationships and happiness - it's the outcome that counts”.

It would also be in Trump's voice…..maybe, I don't know. But you get the idea.

How often are we sacrificing happiness, joy, spaciousness, peace, love and orgasms for a cost we will pay 10 x time, at least, sometime in the future?

I have been known to be guilty of such things and right now is a great time to pull things apart and examine what’s working, honest and fulfilling and what’s not.

Below is a solo-session podcast talking you through the process.

My anthem is - self-lead geniuses for the win. You being the genius, me leading you to the water and you drinking form your own genius pond.

Have a listen here. There is a step by step on the page as well as a 12-minute breakdown of how to do it.

I hope you enjoy looking at the inside of your life; the sacredness and ceremony of energetic  flow itself. 

And while we are on the topic of things that are worth it.

SuperCharged is almost full. All you fence-sitters, let's jump or you will miss it and it'll be sad and you'll have to turn to Ben and Jerry's half baked ice-cream to grieve the spot you didn't claim as yours.

Proces:

Stpe 1. Grab a piece of paper and split it into three columns.

 Column 1 = list.

Column 2 = is it worth it?

Column 3 = action.

Step 2. Write your list of the following in column 1

  • List all the things you do in a day, week, month and year.
  • List the 10 relationships you invest the most time in.
  • The three things you spend the most money on.
  • List the 10 thoughts that ruminate through your mind.`
  • The top five food/beverages you ingest.
  • The beliefs you am currently choosing to believe about money, time, energy and making stuff happen!

Step 3. Assess what is worth it or not and mark it with a Y or N.

Step 4.  Next to the things that are an N, write what action you will take to either reduce the amount of time/energy/money invested or remove it altogether.

Enjoy. There are no rules, adapt to your life.

Be Honest.

Apply for SuperCharged here.

The Amber Hawken Podcast is available to subscribe to on your chosen platform  - iTunesSpotifyLibsyn - if it feels good for you, we always love a review of the show. Grateful in advance and thanks for listening. 

Hugs,

Ambs

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