Each week Founder and Host, Bryn Edwards, has a deep dive conversation with fascinating people who either live, or are visiting, Western Australia to have a real and authentic conversation.
These aren’t your standard feel good interviews that’s served up on mainstream media, each week Bryn goes deep into the human journey behind the story, going to the heart of where people came from to achieve what they achieved and what makes them tick.It’s a space where guests openly and honestly share their highs and lows, their unique learnings and perspectives, their vulnerabilities and their journey.
It’s a space that captures the human journey in a way that we can resonate and connect with covering the 4 main games of life - health and wellbeing, relationships, business and connection to something bigger than ourselves.
FU: The Return of the Magnetic Human - Rebecca Dawson
Rebecca Dawson returns to share a deeper lens on what many of us are experiencing through some of the major themes of her recent book ‘FU – The Return of the Magnetic Human’.
As always with Rebecca, this was a playful, expansive and exploratory conversation that put its roots in to many of the surrounding recent events.
Explore further with Rebecca at - www.rebeccadawson.net/
The cost of ignoring ’All That We Are’ at work
Despite our best efforts to ‘wipe our feet’ of our personal life on the doorway before we go into work, the reality is that this does not occur and that we take all of us to work – the good bits, the untidy bits, the contradictory bits; whether we like it all not.
But when the typical workplace is only set up to deal with a small part of All That We Are, how does this play out? What is the impact on the individual?
This is the focus of my conversation with Gabriella Braun, who specialises in bringing psychoanalytic and systems thinking into workplaces and has authored the book ‘All That We Are’.
Find out more about Gabriella and her book - www.gabriellabraun.co.uk
After the big event
More and more of us are undertaking amazing challenges in life – such as an Ironman triathlon, marathon, climbing Everest or for me very recently, swimming 20km in the ocean to Rottnest Island.
These are amazing, life affirming feats that require a lot of time, focus and energy. There is a wealth of information relating to leading up to and during the event, but there’s been very little focus on what happens afterwards and the journey post event.
In this very honest conversation, I talk and reflect with Perth swim coach Paul Newsome about this very ‘live’ issue for me and his experience both as a competitor and coach of many others who have undertaken such feats.
A secret weapon and a real journey into the nervous system
Many will tell you the importance of reducing stress, lowering anxiety and calming your nervous system, but how is that journey experienced in real life and what are some of the points along the way as you unwind where you’ve come from?
In this brutally honest conversation, I reflect on my journey over the past 3 years of practising Trauma Release Exercise Tremoring with Richmond Heath, Founder of TRE Australia. Together we explore the changes, impacts and growth over time that this simple but powerful practise has had on my nervous system and way of being in life.
From a start point common to many - a state of high anxiety hyper-vigilant functioning in the world where I genuinely thought “I was ok” - to a place of being where I can begin to meet the complexity of the outside world with an inner existential trust and truly begin to grow.
It’s certainly not all blissful states of ease and grace serenely passing through life because, as you will find out, that concept is a response to an early point on the journey.
Why did I record this conversation?
I am no different to millions / billions of people who heavily wear the anxiety, depression, despair and stress resulting from the everyday living in the current human experience – but does it have to hang so heavily upon us? I believe not, but what is the journey ahead and what can be done about it?
I believe more conversations like this need to happen so that we can chart the journey ahead and normalise it into our collective way of being.
Link to online Richmond’s TRE course: https://www.trecourse.com/
Link to Richmond’s High Anxiety Functioning Video: https://www.treaustralia.com/product/tre-for-high-functioning-anxiety/
Learn TRE Tremoring in Western Australia with Fran Fuller: https://www.treaustralia.com/providers/listing/frances-fuller/
The wisdom gleamed from 200+ podcast conversations
In a complete change around, I was interviewed by Shaun Nannup, Si Lapping and Mark Booth.
The focus - the wisdom gleamed from the journey of 4 years and 200+ conversation with the WA Real Podcast.
A big thank you to all guests and listeners who all helped to make this happen - gratitude overwhelms me.
#203 Philosophy & Age of Enlightenment – Dr. Alan Tapper
This week I enjoyed another great deep conversation into philosophy with Dr. Alan Tapper.
Alan has lectured philosophy at Curtin University, informed policy and has also been instrumental in leading philosophy being taught in schools.
This is another great journey into philosophy, starting during the Age of Enlightenment and Rationality working to present day, discussing the how this period influences our modern day and illuminating many elements we may take for granted.
This is a great and deep conversation that will educate you while taking you on a journey.
Entertaining, intellectual journeys. these podcasts are a wonderful dive into the depth of knowledge and humanity that lives around us. Thanks for the learning experiences Bryn!
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