10 episodes

Drawn to a Deeper Story is about lives that challenge us and the difficult conversations around them. If you've ever wanted to have better conversations, connect more deeply with people and hold a desire to drop judgement, this podcast will help you. It’s a place to listen openly, to absorb people’s truths and to learn how to show up differently for the benefit of everyone.
Find out more www.drawntoastory.com/podcast

Drawn to a Deeper Story Cath Brew

    • Society & Culture

Drawn to a Deeper Story is about lives that challenge us and the difficult conversations around them. If you've ever wanted to have better conversations, connect more deeply with people and hold a desire to drop judgement, this podcast will help you. It’s a place to listen openly, to absorb people’s truths and to learn how to show up differently for the benefit of everyone.
Find out more www.drawntoastory.com/podcast

    Unexpected Listening: 'Being Rock' with Mandy Preece

    Unexpected Listening: 'Being Rock' with Mandy Preece

    Today's episode is the last in this first series. We've looked at eight different lives, all challenging in their own way, to the individuals themselves, but also to the people that they encounter.
    And now you've heard some of these stories, I wanted to conclude the series with giving you something practical, a 'how to'.
    How do we deal with these unexpected moments? How do we be present with someone when they tell us something that we don't know what to do with?
    I've brought back Mandy Preece, author and creator of Being Rock, the award-winning communications training. Being Rock is a superb method of listening which gives us the tools to manage the moment when we don't know how to react to what we've just heard.
    This is a powerful end to this first series as Mandy shares very real and practical techniques that will enable you to be present with people in ways that you never imagined.
    In This Episode
    How we listen incorrectly
    Why unexpected listening changes everything
    Noticing the elephant in the room and using it
    Why 'but' is the word you need to listen to
    What to do when someone rants at you
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    https://www.drawntoastory.com/ (Website)
    https://my.captivate.fm/www.drawntoastory.com/podcast (Share the podcast)
    https://drawntoastory.com/contact/ (Be a Podcast Guest?)
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    Follow Mandy
    https://www.instagram.com/mandyjpreece (Instagram)
    https://twitter.com/SarahAthru (Twitter)
    https://www.facebook.com/https://www.facebook.com/BeingRockAuthor (Facebook)
    https://www.mandypreece.uk/ (Website)
    https://www.mandypreece.uk/the-book (Buy the Book)
    Episode information
    Music by https://grantmclachlan.com/ (Grant McLachlan)
    Resources
    UK
    https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/ (Samaritans) - FREE Help - Tel: 116 123, E: jo@samaritans.org
    https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/nhs-voluntary-charity-services/charity-and-voluntary-services/depression-support-groups/ (NHS Depression Support Groups)
    https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/nhs-voluntary-charity-services/nhs-services/ (NHS Mental Health Services)
    https://www.bps.org.uk/public/find-psychologist (The British Psychology Society) - Find a Psychologist


    Australia
    https://mensline.org.au/ (Mensline) - help, support, referrals and counselling for men
    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ (Beyond Blue) - Mental health support
    https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/resources-support/ (The Black Dog Institute) - Medical health resources, services and research
    https://www.sane.org/counselling-support/sane-support-services (SANE Australia) - Counselling support, Tel: 1800 187 263 (10am - 10pm)


    USA
    https://locator.apa.org/ (American Psychologist Association) - Psychologist Finder


    OR contact medical services in your country.

    • 48 min
    Almost married off at 12 with Angie McLachlan

    Almost married off at 12 with Angie McLachlan

    What kind of life must you have lived, when friends ask mutual friends if everything you say about your life is actually true?
    I invited my wife, Angie to the podcast, not because Ang is my wife, but because having lived with Ang for 14 years, I see the other side of having lived that interesting life which makes people ask such questions. The lives that challenge us are also the lives that aren't seen because people don't quite believe your truth.
    Ang grew up with an absent father and a mother with manic depression. Add neurodiversity and being gay in there too and you start to appreciate the challenges, the grace, the opportunities, the wisdom that Ang holds.
    Angie talks candidly about her childhood, how it's impacted their adult life and important relationships, plus offers us an opportunity to reflect on our own hardships to see if we can see them through new eyes.
    In this Episode:
    Navigating disability and mental illness
    The importance of your 'safe people' in life
    The power of objects for triggering memory
    When your wounds help others towards emotional freedom
    Reframing a childhood with adult eyes
    Trigger Warning:
    The podcast includes mention of a golly doll. The doll was given to Ang by her father in recognition of her African childhood, which is very dear to her heart. We acknowledge that the use of the word also represents outdated cultural depictions and advise listener discretion.
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    Follow Angie
    https://www.facebook.com/angie.mclachlan.1 (Facebook)
    Episode information
    Music by https://grantmclachlan.com/ (Grant McLachlan)


    Resources
    UK
    https://menopausesupport.co.uk/ (Menopause Support UK) - Support and information
    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/menopause/ (NHS Menopause) - Information
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/themenopausalexpats/ (The Menopausal Expats) - Facebook community for support and information
    https://www.imsociety.org/ (International Menopause Society) - Promoting education and research
    https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/ (Samaritans) - FREE Help - Tel: 116 123, E: jo@samaritans.org
    https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/nhs-voluntary-charity-services/charity-and-voluntary-services/depression-support-groups/ (NHS Depression Support Groups)
    https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/nhs-voluntary-charity-services/nhs-services/ (NHS Mental Health Services)
    https://www.bps.org.uk/public/find-psychologist (The British Psychology Society) - Find a Psychologist


    Australia
    https://www.imsociety.org/ (International Menopause Society) - Promoting education and research
    https://www.menopause.org.au/ (The Australasian Menopause Society) - for medical professionals + the public
    https://www.healthtalkaustralia.org/early-menopause-experiences-and-perspectives-of-women-and-health-professionals/overview-womens-experiences/resources-and-information-for-women/ (HealthTalk Australia) - Resources and information
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/themenopausalexpats/ (The Menopausal Expats) - Facebook community for support and information
    https://mensline.org.au/ (Mensline) - help, support, referrals and counselling for men
    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ (Beyond Blue) - Mental health support
    https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/resources-support/ (The Black Dog Institute) - Medical health resources, services and research
    https://www.sane.org/counselling-support/sane-support-services (SANE Australia) - Counselling support, Tel: 1800 187 263 (10am - 10pm)


    USA
    https://www.imsociety.org/ (International Menopause Society) - Promoting education and...

    • 49 min
    Menopause: The Final Frontier with Mandy Preece

    Menopause: The Final Frontier with Mandy Preece

    The number of menopausal women is expected to reach https://www.forbes.com/sites/debgordon/2021/07/13/73-of-women-dont-treat-their-menopause-symptoms-new-survey-shows/ (1.1 billion by 2025). Whilst virtually every woman will go through menopause, it remains a hushed subject, a taboo, that in many countries sees women suffering in silence. Out of the 48 symptoms named in the https://gen-m.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/106847-Gen-M-Invisibility-Report-082.pdf (Invisibility Report) 51% of women can only name 3.
    Woman often start to feel the symptoms in their 40s, when at the peak of their careers. In the UK, one in four women will experience severe debilitating symptoms from menopause. In the USA, 73% of women don't treat their symptoms.
    This week, I speak with Mandy Preece who shares her experiences of living with menopause for the past 7 years. It's an insightful conversation as Mandy talks about the ups and downs....yes there are some ups! :) Mandy is proof that you can live the s**t and start to come out the other side still smiling.
    In This Episode
    How to manage your closest relationships
    Adopting a mind set of self-nurture
    Embracing sisterhood in menopause
    How to listen to your body compass to get help
    The gifts of menopause
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    https://twitter.com/SarahAthru (Twitter)
    https://www.facebook.com/https://www.facebook.com/BeingRockAuthor (Facebook)
    https://www.mandypreece.uk/ (Website)


    Mentioned in the podcast
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p070npjv/fleabag (Fleabag) - BBC Series by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (whole series)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZrnHnASRV8 (Fleabag Menopause scene) - BBC III


    Episode information
    Music by https://grantmclachlan.com/ (Grant McLachlan)


    Resources
    UK
    https://gen-m.com/ (Gen M) - The Menopause Partner for Brands. Home of the Invisibility Report
    https://menopausesupport.co.uk/ (Menopause Support UK) - Support and information
    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/menopause/ (NHS Menopause) - Information
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/themenopausalexpats/ (The Menopausal Expats) - Facebook community for support and information
    https://www.imsociety.org/ (International Menopause Society) - Promoting education and research
    https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/ (Samaritans) - FREE Help - Tel: 116 123, E: jo@samaritans.org
    https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/nhs-voluntary-charity-services/charity-and-voluntary-services/depression-support-groups/ (NHS Depression Support Groups)
    https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/nhs-voluntary-charity-services/nhs-services/ (NHS Mental Health Services)
    https://www.bps.org.uk/public/find-psychologist (The British Psychology Society) - Find a Psychologist


    Australia
    https://www.imsociety.org/ (International Menopause Society) - Promoting education and research
    https://www.menopause.org.au/ (The Australasian Menopause Society) - for medical professionals + the public
    https://www.healthtalkaustralia.org/early-menopause-experiences-and-perspectives-of-women-and-health-professionals/overview-womens-experiences/resources-and-information-for-women/ (HealthTalk Australia) - Resources and information
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/themenopausalexpats/ (The Menopausal Expats) - Facebook community for support and information
    https://mensline.org.au/ (Mensline) - help, support, referrals and counselling for men
    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ (Beyond Blue) - Mental health support...

    • 59 min
    The Emotional Complexities of Living With Wealth with Alice

    The Emotional Complexities of Living With Wealth with Alice

    We all appreciate that being poor and struggling to make ends meet is difficult, but what about being wealthy? Is it really as desirable as we might think? Does it solve our problems and make us happy?
    I invited Alice for an honest conversation about what it's like to grow up in a wealthy family and to live with wealth. It's certainly not a very woke subject, but it has a place in this series of conversations. Challenges go both ways and life is life whomever you are. Alice adds a thoughtful commentary on the nuances of living with wealth; its freedoms and complexities.
    In this Episode
    Trust in friendships
    The indifference of health to wealth
    Wealth inheritance and stewardship
    Finding a life purpose
    Preconceptions
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    https://my.captivate.fm/www.drawntoastory.com/podcast (Share the podcast)
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    Episode information
    Music by https://grantmclachlan.com/ (Grant McLachlan)
    Resources
    UK
    https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/postnatal-depression-and-perinatal-mental-health/about-maternal-mental-health-problems/ (MIND) - Support for Postnatal and perinatal mental health
    https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/ (Samaritans) - FREE Help - Tel: 116 123, E: jo@samaritans.org
    https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/nhs-voluntary-charity-services/charity-and-voluntary-services/depression-support-groups/ (NHS Depression Support Groups)
    https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/conditions/post-natal-depression/treatment/ (NHS Treatment) -Postnatal depression
    https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/nhs-voluntary-charity-services/nhs-services/ (NHS Mental Health Services)
    https://www.bps.org.uk/public/find-psychologist (The British Psychology Society) - Find a Psychologist
    Australia
    https://www.panda.org.au/info-support/after-birth (PANDA) - Support for parents after birth
    https://raisingchildren.net.au/grown-ups/fathers/mental-health-wellbeing/pnd-your-partner (Raising Children) - Support for partners of those with postnatal depression
    https://www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au/support-for-parents (Pregnancy Birth and Baby) - information and support for parents
    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ (Beyond Blue) - Mental health support
    https://headspace.org.au/ (Headspace) - National Youth Mental Health Foundation with support services
    https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/resources-support/ (The Black Dog Institute) - Medical health resources, services and research
    https://www.sane.org/counselling-support/sane-support-services (SANE Australia) - Counselling support, Tel: 1800 187 263 (10am - 10pm)
    USA
    https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/perinatal-depression (National Institute of Mental Health) - Perinatal Depression information
    https://locator.apa.org/ (American Psychologist Association) - Psychologist Finder


    OR contact medical services in your country.

    • 41 min
    The Day I Was Charged With Murder with Sue

    The Day I Was Charged With Murder with Sue

    Twenty five years ago Sue's life changed forever.
    Unexpectedly and suddenly, she found herself on a murder charge. How does a person cope with this kind of 'life shock'? The unexpected collision point which takes over your life and leaves its mark indefinitely?
    In this episode, Sue talks about the traumatising events that led to her arrest, how it completely blind-sighted her, and the ways in which she managed to begin healing and find her way back to herself.
    In this Episode
    The under recognised stresses of living with another's addiction
    Navigating a major 'life shock'
    Learning to forgive
    Finding yourself again after life-changing events
    Transcending emotional scars to help others
    Mentioned in this Episode
    https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/36690482-lifeshocks (Life Shocks by Sophie Sabbage) - book
    Follow Cath at Drawn to a Story
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    Episode information
    Music by https://grantmclachlan.com/ (Grant McLachlan)


    Resources
    UK
    https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/ (Refuge) - National Domestic Abuse Helpline
    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/family/gender-violence/domestic-violence-and-abuse-getting-help (Citizens Advice) - Help for domestic violence and abuse
    https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/crime-info/types-crime/domestic-abuse/ (Victim Support )- Help for domestic abuse
    NHS - Getting help for domestic violence and abuse
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00114ch (Controlled, Abused and Criminalised) - BBC Sounds 'File on 4' story
    https://adfam.org.uk/ (Adfam) - Help for families dealing with drug and alcohol addiction
    https://www.al-anonuk.org.uk/ (Al Anon) - Family group support alcohol addiction, drug addiction and addictive behaviours
    https://www.prisonersfamilies.org/ (Prisoners’ Families Helpline) - Support (England and Wales only)
    http://www.partnersofprisoners.co.uk/ (Partners of Prisoners) - Support to family and offenders
    https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/get-support (Carers UK) - Support for carers
    https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/ (Samaritans) - FREE Help - Tel: 116 123, E: jo@samaritans.org
    https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/nhs-voluntary-charity-services/charity-and-voluntary-services/depression-support-groups/ (NHS Depression Support Groups)
    https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/nhs-voluntary-charity-services/nhs-services/ (NHS Mental Health Services)
    https://www.bps.org.uk/public/find-psychologist (The British Psychology Society) - Find a Psychologist


    Australia
    https://www.1800respect.org.au/ (1800 Respect) - National sexual assault, domestic family violence counselling service
    https://www.lifeline.org.au/get-help/information-and-support/domestic-and-family-violence/ (Lifeline) - How to get help for domestic and family violence
    https://www.whiteribbon.org.au/Find-Help/Help-Lines (White Ribbon Australia )- List of helplines for domestic abuse
    http://www.barsbetween.org/resources/organisations-australia/ (Bars Between) - Support organizations in Australia and NZ
    https://www.crcnsw.org.au/get-help/preparing-for-prison/ (Community Restorative Centre )- Help to prepare for prison and court dates
    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ (Beyond Blue) - Mental health support
    https://headspace.org.au/ (Headspace) - National Youth Mental Health Foundation with support services
    https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/resources-support/ (The Black Dog Institute) - Medical health resources, services and research
    https://www.sane.org/counselling-support/sane-support-services (SANE Australia) - Counselling support, Tel: 1800 187 263 (10am - 10pm)
    https://adf.org.au/help-support/ (Alcohol and Drug Foundation) - Help and Support...

    • 47 min
    Valuing Motherhood over Womanhood with Sarah Black

    Valuing Motherhood over Womanhood with Sarah Black

    Women are commonly asked, "do you have children?" It's a loaded fact-checking question and the woman's answer hovers as a tenuous balancing point from which they know there are two choices, being met with approval or judged.
    In this episode, Sarah talks honestly about the prejudice she faces in being a woman without children. She shares personal stories about her experiences, when and why she's felt most judged, as well as explaining why she's the person you especially want in your life.
    Listen in to this episode to understand why society needs to do better. WE need to do better. Sarah's experiences shine a light on how a woman's purpose is viewed, why that can be so damaging, and how everyone can see women as much more than just 'baby machines'.
    In This Episode:
    Types of prejudice that childless women face
    The power of challenging assumptions
    Improve your communication with women
    Benefits of non-parental relationships with children
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    https://my.captivate.fm/www.facebook.com/drawntoastory.com (Facebook)
    https://www.drawntoastory.com/ (Website)
    https://my.captivate.fm/www.drawntoastory.com/podcast (Share the podcast)
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    Follow Sarah
    https://www.instagram.com/athrucommunications/ (Instagram)
    https://twitter.com/SarahAthru (Twitter)
    https://www.athrucommunications.com/ (Website)
    Episode information
    Music by https://grantmclachlan.com/ (Grant McLachlan)
    Mentioned in the podcast:
    https://www.sharethelove.blog/livingabroad/pregnancytroubles/?fbclid=IwAR3ljsK-Jl-J7050Jkw_HkOy2Iw-5pJWYrs9PApq3o-VLUwGLcmnfmR85sQ (Share the Love) - blogpost about pregnancy troubles as the expat
    Resources:
    UK
    https://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/ (The Miscarriage Association) - Support and resources
    https://www.tommys.org/baby-loss-support (Tommy's) - Baby Loss Support
    https://www.sands.org.uk/ (SANDS) - Stillbirth and neonatal death (information/support)
    https://www.childdeathhelpline.org.uk/ (The Child Death Helpline) - support regardless of when the loss occurred
    https://www.adoptionuk.org/ (Adoption UK) - Support and advocacy for those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents
    https://www.newfamilysocial.org.uk/ (New Family Social) - information/support for LGBT+ adoptive and foster families
    https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/ (Samaritans) - FREE Help - Tel: 116 123, E: jo@samaritans.org
    https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/nhs-voluntary-charity-services/charity-and-voluntary-services/depression-support-groups/ (NHS Depression Support Groups)
    https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/nhs-voluntary-charity-services/nhs-services/ (NHS Mental Health Services)
    https://www.bps.org.uk/public/find-psychologist (The British Psychology Society) - Find a Psychologist


    Australia
    https://www.pregnancybirthbaby.org.au/support-for-parents (Pregnancy Birth and Baby) - information and support for parents
    https://mensline.org.au/ (Mensline) - help, support, referrals and counselling for men
    https://www.ivf.com.au/ (IVF Australia)
    https://www.sands.org.au/ (SANDS) - Miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death support
    https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ (Beyond Blue) - Mental health support
    https://headspace.org.au/ (Headspace) - National Youth Mental Health Foundation with support services
    https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/resources-support/ (The Black Dog Institute) - Medical health resources, services and research
    https://www.sane.org/counselling-support/sane-support-services (SANE Australia) - Counselling support, Tel: 1800 187 263 (10am - 10pm)


    USA
    https://nationalshare.org/ (Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support )
    https://www.marchofdimes.org/ (March of Dimes) - Pregnancy Health
    https://www.compassionatefriends.org/ (The Compassionate Friends) - Support for Loss generally...

    • 46 min

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