52 episodes

Adopt Perspective is a podcast for anyone affected by adoption. We discuss the adoption experience from the perspectives of mothers, fathers, adopted people and their loved ones, so that we may learn and grow from the perspectives of others. Sharing personal stories and explore adoption topics including adoption loss, psychological impacts of adoption, forced adoption, inter-country adoption, searching, reunion, healing and many others. We interview adults affected by adoption as well as practitioners, people involved in inquiries, research, legislative change and apologies, artists, film-makers and authors. Adopt Perspective is hosted by Dr Jo-Ann Sparrow and is produced by Jigsaw Queensland - Post Adoption Support Service - www.jigsawqueensland.com/adopt-perspective - The podcast discusses adult themes and listener discretion is advised.

Adopt Perspective Jigsaw Queensland

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Adopt Perspective is a podcast for anyone affected by adoption. We discuss the adoption experience from the perspectives of mothers, fathers, adopted people and their loved ones, so that we may learn and grow from the perspectives of others. Sharing personal stories and explore adoption topics including adoption loss, psychological impacts of adoption, forced adoption, inter-country adoption, searching, reunion, healing and many others. We interview adults affected by adoption as well as practitioners, people involved in inquiries, research, legislative change and apologies, artists, film-makers and authors. Adopt Perspective is hosted by Dr Jo-Ann Sparrow and is produced by Jigsaw Queensland - Post Adoption Support Service - www.jigsawqueensland.com/adopt-perspective - The podcast discusses adult themes and listener discretion is advised.

    Fiona Mawson - EMDR

    Fiona Mawson - EMDR

    Even if you're not quite sure what it is, chances are you've heard of Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is a form of psychotherapy developed by Francine Shapiro in the 1980s that was originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Many people affected by adoption have attributed the therapy with helping them. While there is no one size fits all approach when it comes to seeking help, we will be exploring a number of therapeutic options over the coming seasons. In today's episode, we'll be discussing EMDR with Fiona Mawson, a Counselling Psychologist and registered and accredited EMDR Consultant with the EMDR Association of Australia. Fiona also has an EMDR focussed practice in Victoria.

    This episode discusses adult themes and listener discretion is advised. For more information go to http://www.jigsawqueensland.com/episode-notes

    Your host is Dr Jo-Ann Sparrow - President of Jigsaw Queensland (www.jigsawqueensland.com)

    Connect with us
    Instagram - adopt_perspective_podcast
    Facebook - Jigsaw Post-Adoption Centre Queensland

    We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and the many lands that our clients now live on and we wish to acknowledge and show our respects to Elders past and present for their continuing connection to culture and the contributions they make to community. We acknowledge how much we have to learn from them and their unique understanding of connection and adoption and their recognition that at the base of every change is truth telling and healing.

    • 51 min
    Evelyn Robinson - Grief & Loss in Adoption

    Evelyn Robinson - Grief & Loss in Adoption

    Evelyn Robinson is a mother who was separated from her first child through adoption in Scotland in 1970. She later emigrated to Bermuda and then South Australia in 1982, where she still resides. Evelyn has a wealth of knowledge and experience in relation to the long-term outcomes of adoption separation and has experienced post-adoption services from every perspective - as a client, a volunteer and as a professional counsellor. She holds undergraduate and post-grad qualifications in social work and education. In 2017, Evelyn was named in the Australia Day Honours List and received an Order of Australia medal for her service to the community, in particular to family members separated by adoption. She is the mother of five children and has written several books about adoption. In this episode, Evelyn and Jo talk about grief and loss and adoption.

    This episode discusses adult themes and listener discretion is advised. For more information go to http://www.jigsawqueensland.com/episode-notes

    Your host is Dr Jo-Ann Sparrow - President of Jigsaw Queensland Inc. (www.jigsawqueensland.com)

    Connect with us
    Instagram - adopt_perspective_podcast
    Facebook - Jigsaw Post-Adoption Centre Queensland

    We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and the many lands that our clients now live on and we wish to acknowledge and show our respects to Elders past and present for their continuing connection to culture and the contributions they make to community. We acknowledge how much we have to learn from them and their unique understanding of connection and adoption and their recognition that at the base of every change is truth telling and healing.

    • 45 min
    Evelyn Robinson - A Mother's Story

    Evelyn Robinson - A Mother's Story

    Evelyn Robinson is a mother who was separated from her first child through adoption in Scotland in 1970. She later emigrated to Bermuda and then South Australia in 1982, where she still resides. Evelyn has a wealth of knowledge and experience in relation to the long-term outcomes of adoption separation and has experienced post-adoption services from every perspective - as a client, a volunteer and as a professional counsellor. She holds undergraduate and post-grad qualifications in social work and education. In 2017, Evelyn was named in the Australia Day Honours List and received an Order of Australia medal for her service to the community, in particular to family members separated by adoption. She is the mother of five children and has written several books about adoption. In part one of two episodes with Evelyn she shares her personal story of loss and reunion.

    This episode discusses adult themes and listener discretion is advised. For more information go to http://www.jigsawqueensland.com/episode-notes

    Your host is Dr Jo-Ann Sparrow - President of Jigsaw Queensland Inc. (www.jigsawqueensland.com)

    Connect with us
    Instagram - adopt_perspective_podcast
    Facebook - Jigsaw Post-Adoption Centre Queensland

    We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and the many lands that our clients now live on and we wish to acknowledge and show our respects to Elders past and present for their continuing connection to culture and the contributions they make to community. We acknowledge how much we have to learn from them and their unique understanding of connection and adoption and their recognition that at the base of every change is truth telling and healing.

    • 50 min
    Trauma Sensitive Yoga - Edwina Kempe

    Trauma Sensitive Yoga - Edwina Kempe

    There is no "one size fits all" approach when it comes to finding a therapy that is right for you. Throughout this and coming seasons we'll be exploring a number of therapeutic options in the hope that amongst them you might find an option that you'd like to investigate further. First up we'll be discussing Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TSY) with Edwina Kempe, an accredited mental health social worker and trauma-sensitive yoga facilitator and trainer. TSY provides an opportunity to safely connect to your body and your breath through the practice of yoga and is suitable for all levels of fitness and flexibility. This episode discusses adult themes and listener discretion is advised. For more information go to http://www.jigsawqueensland.com/episode-notes

    Your host is Dr Jo-Ann Sparrow - President of Jigsaw Queensland (www.jigsawqueensland.com)

    Connect with us
    Instagram - adopt_perspective_podcast
    Facebook - Jigsaw Post-Adoption Centre Queensland

    We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and the many lands that our clients now live on and we wish to acknowledge and show our respects to Elders past and present for their continuing connection to culture and the contributions they make to community. We acknowledge how much we have to learn from them and their unique understanding of connection and adoption and their recognition that at the base of every change is truth telling and healing.

    • 42 min
    Donor Conception - Kate & Kath

    Donor Conception - Kate & Kath

    The Queensland Parliament's Legal Affairs and Safety Committee have recently invited submissions for its inquiry into matters relating to donor conception information with a deadline of 29 April, 2022. It is important the committee receive as many submission as possible from people with lived experience of donor conception. With this in mind, Jo talks to Kate Drysdale, who is donor conceived and Kath Gelber, the mother of a donor conceived child about their experiences, the inquiry and where donor conceived people can come together to connect, get information and support and become involved in advocacy. This episode discusses adult themes and listener discretion is advised. For more information go to http://www.jigsawqueensland.com/episode-notes

    Your host is Dr Jo-Ann Sparrow - President of Jigsaw Queensland (www.jigsawqueensland.com)

    Connect with us
    Instagram - adopt_perspective_podcast
    Facebook - Jigsaw Post-Adoption Centre Queensland

    We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and the many lands that our clients now live on and we wish to acknowledge and show our respects to Elders past and present for their continuing connection to culture and the contributions they make to community. We acknowledge how much we have to learn from them and their unique understanding of connection and adoption and their recognition that at the base of every change is truth telling and healing.

    • 46 min
    Kylie's Story

    Kylie's Story

    In the last episode we spoke to Joyce about her story of losing a daughter to adoption and later reuniting with her. In this episode, we speak with Joyce's daughter, Kylie about how adoption has impacted her life and what her reunion with her mother has brought to her life. This episode discusses adult themes and listener discretion is advised. For more information go to http://www.jigsawqueensland.com/episode-notes

    • 36 min

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