54 episodes

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.

The Amber Hawken Podcast Amber Hawken

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    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

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.

    Adam Kavanagh, The Primal Approach: Depression, Healing and Wellbeing in the Outback

    Adam Kavanagh, The Primal Approach: Depression, Healing and Wellbeing in the Outback

    The primal approach is about doing less, better. This podcast is the epitome of an example of organic self-discovery.
    Adam shares how it was one foot in front of the other for him. Listening to the big nudges and following the subtle pulls of what felt right for him and of course, moving towards what was both confronting but liberating.
    The adjective primal describes something that’s essential or basic, like the primal urge to protect yourself and your family from harm. The Latin root of primal is primus, which means first. If your friend talks about his primal self, he means the most basic, important part of who he is.
    Adam is a living breathing experiment of what it looks and feels like when we strip everything back to the basics.
    “After lots of reading, research and curiosity, I was lucky enough to stumble across the caveman diet (paleo). Within a few weeks of starting to eat a more nutrient rich wholefood diet, my health dramatically improved. My thyroid was healing.
    As I started to improve more and more, I realised getting back to basics and focusing on the simple things were really important for me. Kicking my shoes off and getting barefoot has been powerful.
    Working in the mines gave me a high paying job but I was miserable. Shift work and all-nighters were shitty. It was a scary decision, but I quit my job to travel Australia. I had zero plans but to get back into nature and just immerse myself into some beautiful scenery and see where the road would take me.” – Adam Kavanagh
    Some of the points we weave in and out of include:
    How long Adam hid his symptoms of food intolerances, depression, anxiety attacks and everything else that came with hyperthyroidism. The doctors’ suggestions for a *solution* that lead him to shifting to a paleo diet. Adam’s inner process for leaving the mines: his fears, hesitations, conditioning and action plan. His journey to Africa that was a strategy for his wellbeing and ultimately supported his decision to leaves the mines. What it was like to meet the locals, community and be invited into the indigenous community in outback Australia. His step-by-step process to stripping things back to as clean and simple as possible and the improvement in his wellbeing. What it’s like to eat and live off the land using indigenous tracking techniques, a bow and arrow and fire pit cooking. His three-week experience of being on the reality TV show, Naked and Afraid where he was dropped in the middle of no man’s land in a part of Africa with a woman he’d never met, naked and had to survive without assistance for three weeks. How he survived one of his most confronting encounters in the outback including being ripped up by a wild boar and collecting honey from killer bees. What he believes is the most important skill of all for surviving the outback. What he learned from the land and the indigenous friends he made who now feel like family to him. What he’s now doing (taking people to have bush experiences, working with fire making and re-wilding). You can listen along here You can listen along here Contact Adam and find out more about this legend in these places:
    Website: https://adamkavanagh.com.au/
    Instagram: @adam_kavanagh_
    The Amber Hawken Podcast is available to subscribe to on your chosen platform  - iTunes, Spotify, Libsyn - if it feels good for you, we always love a review of the show. Grateful in advance and thanks for listening. 
    Hugs, Ambs

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Laura Corcoran | Contradictions of Psychology and Giving The Power Back To The Person

    Laura Corcoran | Contradictions of Psychology and Giving The Power Back To The Person

    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:
    IG @hersuccessfulmind
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    The Amber Hawken Podcast is available to subscribe to on your chosen platform  - iTunes, Spotify, Libsyn - if it feels good for you, we always love a review of the show. Grateful in advance and thanks for listening. 
    Hugs, Ambs

    • 54 min
    Is It Worth It? The Ceremony of Life | Amber Hawken

    Is It Worth It? The Ceremony of Life | Amber Hawken

    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  - iTunes, Spotify, Libsyn - if it feels good for you, we always love a review of the show. Grateful in advance and thanks for listening. 
    Hugs, Ambs

    • 16 min
    51 | Sammi Jane | Awakening Womb Wisdom | The Amber Hawken Podcast

    51 | Sammi Jane | Awakening Womb Wisdom | The Amber Hawken Podcast

    Awaken your womb, awaken your creative potential... Sammi Jane is a deliciously wise woman who brings light to the consciousness of the womb and its wisdom - and no, you don't need a physical womb in order for this to make sense, matter or tap into the flow of life's infinite energy. 
    Sammi Jane is the creatrix behind www.thewombanspace.com, a trained exercise physiologist and holistic wellness coach. Sammi was initiated onto the shamanic path from Spirit through both kundalini and womb awakenings.
    We touch on
    What is "Womb Wisdom", and why would we want to 'awaken' it? How this wisdom and energy connection to creativity  What the male version of the womb is How can we know if we are blocked/disconnected from our womb Practices you can do to begin connecting with your womb consciousness The unification of masculine and feminine energy in relation to this wisdom And SO much more... Listen here  
    Find Sammi at
    Website
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    Facebook and FREE Facebook Group click here.
    The Amber Hawken Podcast is available to subscribe to on your chosen platform  - iTunes, Spotify, Libsyn - if it feels good for you, we always love a review of the show. Grateful in advance and thanks for listening. 
    Hugs, Ambs

    • 45 min
    Dr Jeremy Goldberg | Creative Integrity And How To Have Hard And Life Changing Conversations

    Dr Jeremy Goldberg | Creative Integrity And How To Have Hard And Life Changing Conversations

    Hard conversations lead to radical transformation... Episode number 50 is a heart pounder. Not only is Dr Jeremy Goldberg one of my most favourite people on the planet, what he has to offer on the topic of creative grown, doing hard things, integrity and how to have hard conversations that matter is life-changing. 
    From Jeremy himself
    "My mission is to make kindness cool, empathy popular, and compassion commonplace.  As part of that purpose, I write articles, send emails, host retreats and workshops, give TEDx talks, coach clients, host a podcast, write books, and make spoken word poetry videos.  I am also active on Facebook and Instagram, leading an online tribe of more than 35,000 badass humans. If you want to learn more about me, click here for a shortlist of my favourite shit on the planet.
    My name is Jeremy, I founded Long Distance Love Bombs, and I am fucking stoked to meet you. "
    We touch on
     
    The different stages of creative growth and how to know where you are What causes us to procrastinate and how to overcome it The difference between sharing from our wounds or our scars How expression from a place of pain can be done well How expression from your wounds can also be out of alignment Whether  you need to be 'healed' fully in order to teach another How to overcome the sense of obligation to produce as an entrepreneur Making it easy to have hard conversations that better your relationships and your life

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Jamie Rea | The Power Of Vulgar Expression & Healing The Over/Under Functioner Within | The Amber Hawken Podcast

    Jamie Rea | The Power Of Vulgar Expression & Healing The Over/Under Functioner Within | The Amber Hawken Podcast

    Jamie Rea guides us from an under-functioning sensitive, shy kid into an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and actor. 
    How claiming personas can both support expression but risk getting lost in the identity. Marrying together the parts of ourselves we discover throughout our lives. The long journey through a dark time requires blazing a path, not finding it. Be willing to feel lost, feel uncertain, and feel lost in the dark times of life. Harnessing the uninhibited part of ourselves. The fear of coming into integrity requires the death of the part of us that fears being seen. We can’t reach flow unless we’re willing to meet the abyss. The healing of body connection in relation to shadow integration. The history and healing of over-functioners and under-functioners. The magnetic force between the opposing functions. The root cause being shame and how to heal/transcend it. Disembodiment from the neck up makes you numb. The power of working with where you are at and meeting ourselves tenderly and honestly with that. The admittance of flaws and ownership of power both being key elements in leading and teaching from embodiment. Meeting our grief so we can find our joy. Jamie Rea is a Transformational Relationship & Life Coach, Soul Guide & Teacher, Award-Winning Screenwriter,
    Storyteller, Filmmaker, and Comedy Writer & Creator.
    He has written about relationships professionally for various digital publications across Canada, the U.S., and the U.K for nearly a decade.
    Jamie works primarily with co-dependent under-functioning men and women all over the world to help them unlock their deepest soul potential, own their voice and step into their power, and create truly soul-satisfying love relationships.
    Jamie regularly lends his comedy talents to his teaching, combining a space of play, humor, and lightness with the sacred healing work he does with his clients.
    He is the Creator and Founder of The Deep & Dirty Collective, which combines Jamie’s teachings with a playful, humorous, and dirty twist. In addition, Jamie is also a Performer, Screenwriter, Filmmaker and Comedian, and is regularly writing movies and TV shows for the film industry, as well as writing, directing, and performing his own video content for the online space that satirizes the spiritual and growth industries.

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Seagypsy444 ,

Back to Basics

Thank you for the amazing podcast with Laura Corcoran! You’re both so real and full of insight! It’s so refreshing to be reminded to find modalities that fit me personally and to return to basic nurturing and self care. It doesn’t have to be so complicated to heal. You both made me feel stronger and lighter! Thank you for all you do!

Jud_yb ,

Healing one heals us all

There are thousands of podcasts out here, and very few provide both knowledge and experience for healing and transformation. This one is a special space kindly offered to the community to go deep into what makes us human and how we can heal the collective, by starting with oneself.

Life is the continuous web of relations that is enjoyed by showing up in our wholeness.

Amber’s dedication to this work and her enormous compassionate heart is a gold mine that brings us closer together. Thank you.

Em PF ,

Must-Hear Podcast

Intelligent, heartful, and critical conversation which is shifting our collective consciousness. Thank you Amber and keep shining your bright light!!

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