26 episodes

Make Some Noise is not a mental health podcast. It's also not an art podcast. Make Some Noise is not a prescription for happiness. Make Some Noise is conversations about prioritising creative expression as a tool for self actualisation.

Creative expression is an important part of staying connected to yourself and expressing your emotions in healthy ways. In times gone by creativity was an integral part of community life: we sang, we danced and we created (weaving baskets, creating costumes, etc) and these days it's an after thought. Something we do if and when we finish everything else on our to-do lists.

Karly Nimmo is setting out to change that. She wants to bring what is seen as 'frivolous' and 'indulgent' to the forefront. Make it a priority. In Make Some Noise Karly explores whether there are legit links between how we live today and the epidemic levels of mental health issues we are currently experiencing.

Join us for conversations with professionals in the mental health space; psychologists, psychotherapists, art and music therapists. Plus stories of real life stories of how self expression can play an important role in improving mental wellbeing.

Make Some Noise Karly Nimmo

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 35 Ratings

Make Some Noise is not a mental health podcast. It's also not an art podcast. Make Some Noise is not a prescription for happiness. Make Some Noise is conversations about prioritising creative expression as a tool for self actualisation.

Creative expression is an important part of staying connected to yourself and expressing your emotions in healthy ways. In times gone by creativity was an integral part of community life: we sang, we danced and we created (weaving baskets, creating costumes, etc) and these days it's an after thought. Something we do if and when we finish everything else on our to-do lists.

Karly Nimmo is setting out to change that. She wants to bring what is seen as 'frivolous' and 'indulgent' to the forefront. Make it a priority. In Make Some Noise Karly explores whether there are legit links between how we live today and the epidemic levels of mental health issues we are currently experiencing.

Join us for conversations with professionals in the mental health space; psychologists, psychotherapists, art and music therapists. Plus stories of real life stories of how self expression can play an important role in improving mental wellbeing.

    Welcome to Make Some Noise

    Welcome to Make Some Noise

    After a 10 year journey through the challenges of depression and anxiety, Karly Nimmo (host of the No.1 iTunes hit, Karlosophies) is exploring all things creativity, self expression and mental wellbeing on this brand new podcast, Make Some Noise.

    In future episodes, Karly will be chatting with Psychologists, Art and Music Therapists, and people who have experienced mental illness, about the impact of creativity and self expression on mental health and an overall sense of meaning and purpose. But in this episode Karly shares a little of her own story and what brought her to start Make Some Noise.

    Head to karlynimmo.com to access Karly's free Find Your Freq audio course.

    • 11 min
    Bravery, Courage and Creativity with Emily Ann Peterson of Bare Naked Bravery

    Bravery, Courage and Creativity with Emily Ann Peterson of Bare Naked Bravery

    Karly chats with Emily Ann Peterson - songwriter, creative consultant, bestselling author of "Bare Naked Bravery" - about the bravery and courage it takes to be your creative self.

    3:15 Karly introduces her guest and Emily provides a little background on how she came to write Bare Naked Bravery.
    6:50 Emily provides the elements needed for an act of bravery.
    9:25 Karly and Emily riff on the relationship between courage and creativity.
    15:50 Emily shares how powerful it can be to give yourself permission to make a small change. Karly uncovers the simplicity of being the thing you want to be.
    21:55 Karly and Emily chat about where the enjoyment in creativity lies and how expectations can affect it.
    25:25 Some common misconceptions about the way engaging in creativity and bravely might look.
    30:30 Karly and Emily shed some light on the imperfection and frustration that exist in the natural progression from sucking to skilful.
    36:40 A beautiful reframe for those who judge the fruits of their creative labour harshly.
    40:15 Karly and Emily share their own experiences of holding on too tightly to the outcome.
    46:30 Emily delivers an important perspective for those using creativity to care for their mental health.
    49:45 Information on how to connect with Emily, her book and her music.

    Connect with Karly Nimmo at karlynimmo.com, Facebook and Instagram
    Connect with Emily Ann Peterson at emilyannpeterson.com, Facebook and Instagram

    • 52 min
    Music expression as a tool for minimising sensory processing issues and anxiety

    Music expression as a tool for minimising sensory processing issues and anxiety

    Allison Davies is a brain care specialist, Neurologic Music Therapist, educator, advocate, speaker, mum and wife. Today Allison chats with Karly about her lived experience of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder, and shares tips and tricks for reducing overwhelm and tools for managing anxiety.

    Allison was named a 2016 National AMP Tomorrow Maker for her contribution to creating a better tomorrow for Australian families. In 2018 Allison received third place in both the 'Women Will Change the World' and 'Making a Difference' National AusMumpreneur Awards.

    2:04 Karly and Allison agree on the value of sharing lived experiences of mental health challenges.
    4:42 Allison uncovers the limitations with the current therapeutic model in which children are helped with their sensory processing disorder. She shares her fresh, educational approach focused on brain care and empowering parents to be the changemakers for their child.
    8:01 Allison gets technical and helps us understand the difference between music therapy and neurologic music therapy.
    10:08 There is no more powerful support tool for the brain than music!
    15:00 Karly and Allison chat about the impact singing has on our bodies and how every single one of us can and should sing.
    17:26 Expression and brain health - Allison and Karly riff on the importance of non-verbal communication.
    24:46 Karly and Allison look at survival mode and what is happening in our bodies in that phase. Allison shares candidly about a big meltdown.
    26:47 It's actually okay to smash shit. The lack of social acceptability of anger.
    32:22 Allison breaks down the difference between sensory overload and sensory processing disorder.
    35:13 The brain's age-old purpose and how modern-day living has totally overwhelmed it.
    37:52 Karly asks Allison how we can protect ourselves from the enormous sensory input our brains receive every day.
    42:44 Karly and Allison look at expression of emotions and emotional release. Allison links melody, long term memories and emotions.
    46:25 Allison shares her favourite form of expression and the chat moves to chanting and the power of repetition and simple melodies.
    51:25 Allison provides the lowdown on her incredible e-course Brains = Behaviours and her online music store.

    Connect with Karly Nimmo at karlynimmo.com, Facebook and Instagram
    You can find Allison Davies at allisondavies.com.au, Facebook and Instagram

    • 56 min
    Bonus Ep - More of the backstory

    Bonus Ep - More of the backstory

    Karly brings you this bonus episode sharing more of her own personal journey through depression and anxiety and dives further into what brought her to open up these conversations around creativity and self expression.

    For Karly, her chosen vehicle for creative expression, is her voice. And this whole 'speaking up' adventure started where she drops in from today, the beach.

    To hear Karly's other podcast, Karlosophies, visit karlynimmo.com

    • 20 min
    Wiggle It - Dance your way out of depression with Lilly Wang

    Wiggle It - Dance your way out of depression with Lilly Wang

    Lilly Wang is a social entrepreneur and mental health advocate who has discovered the magic of moving her body to move her mental state. In this interview with Karly Nimmo, she shares her experiences with grief, depression and anxiety, and lays bare all the tools that have supported her.

    2:03 Karly shares the public dancing that brought Lilly into her world and together they discuss the impact that 'The Artist's Way' by Julia Cameron has had on them.
    7:32 Lilly delves into her backstory and shares what brought her to Australia and the creation of the Wiggle It project.
    14:40 Lilly shares how the death of her father affected her and the support that helped her through.
    19:50 Karly gives her take on depression and the suppression that precedes it.
    23:26 Shutting down your creativity and finding your way back to authenticity.
    27:00 Lilly traces her bouts of depression to the trigger and looks at the different support, treatments and tools she leans into.
    34:38 The interconnectedness of depression and isolation.
    37:39 Karly and Lilly riff on the power of vulnerability to combat shame and to give permission to others to open up.
    41:48 Experiencing joy without booze.
    45:17 Lilly shares her vision for her life 20 years from now.
    49:38 Karly and Lilly offer you the opportunity to tap into your own 20 years of joy.
    53:10 How to connect with Lilly and all the awesomeness she has planned for 2019.

    Connect with Karly Nimmo at karlynimmo.com, Facebook and Instagram
    You can find Lilly Wang at frothyliving.com and Instagram

    • 55 min
    Kids, anxiety and art therapy and Mum's and creativity

    Kids, anxiety and art therapy and Mum's and creativity

    Karly speaks with the wildly creative and intelligent Anna Kellerman - educational psychologist, registered art therapist and entrepreneur who is passionate about art, kids, sharing and disrupting mother guilt. The women explore the process and benefits of art therapy for children and inspire you to return to your creative heart to bring more joy into your life.

    2:41 Anna shares how she came to specialise in art therapy and provides an outline of her work in this space.
    6:48 The potential effects of not externalising anxiety and the role creativity can play in moving things from the inner to the outer.
    9:45 Anna places children into two basic categories and shares how she approaches therapy with them.
    17:51 Case example - one boy's journey through art therapy with generalised anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
    24:42 The process and flow of art therapy.
    28:19 Karly shares her freeing experience of returning to singing.
    31:51 Anna provides an insight into her Mama Creatives community and why she created it.
    34:42 Motherhood doesn't need to hold you back from your creativity.
    37:21 Bringing back your childhood joy.
    41:09 Karly shares how she has brought creativity into her parenting.
    43:04 Karly and Anna touch on the emotions good art can create and the prevalence of numbing ourselves.
    47:29 The connection between art therapy for children and the mama creatives community.
    48:44 The cost of suppressing our emotions and who we are - and the flip side of that.
    51:01 Parting thoughts from Anna Kellerman and a discussion on finding joy again.

    Connect with Karly Nimmo at karlynimmo.com, Facebook and Instagram
    You can find Anna Kellerman at mammacreatives.com and Facebook

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Eadiebell ,

Serious fun

I love the way Karly takes such a serious and important topic and brings fun and creativity to it. This podcast is inspiring me with new ways to think about and deal with my own emotions, especially when they're low. Some new tools for the emotional tool kit. Such important work. Thanks Karly for putting this out there.

Narelle Simply Happy ,

She does it again!

Another great raw, honest podcast Karly. I love the interview style and look forward to listening to more.

Pureenergytherapies ,

Can’t wait for more

What an amazing initiative by Karly. I’m inspired by Karly’s ability to talk openly and honestly about the challenges so many of us face . I am excited to connect to my creativity more and be expressive about who I am . Thank you Karly for creating this podcast .

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