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Welcome To The Pete George Experience. All of us understand that life has its ups and downs. We all experience situations and curiosities that can be shared through conversations and experiences. It's a huge benefit that we come from all walks of life. Appreciation of self is not confined to just the rich and famous, no matter what Instagram tries to tell you.. We will help you better understand that we all have what it takes to succeed, whatever you set your mind to.A brief introduction, Peter George is a husband, photographer, and storyteller. He loves travelling and sharing what he sees through the lens of his camera. He will also call on the skills he has learnt in a career in Sales and Management to answer any questions you may have on related topics.

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Welcome To The Pete George Experience. All of us understand that life has its ups and downs. We all experience situations and curiosities that can be shared through conversations and experiences. It's a huge benefit that we come from all walks of life. Appreciation of self is not confined to just the rich and famous, no matter what Instagram tries to tell you.. We will help you better understand that we all have what it takes to succeed, whatever you set your mind to.A brief introduction, Peter George is a husband, photographer, and storyteller. He loves travelling and sharing what he sees through the lens of his camera. He will also call on the skills he has learnt in a career in Sales and Management to answer any questions you may have on related topics.

    Realisation - That understanding that walking away isn't failure

    Realisation - That understanding that walking away isn't failure

    In this episode, I discuss why I withdrew from school and the logic behind that's as well as discussing where I am on Erikson’s Psychosocial Theory

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    2022 A New Beginning

    2022 A New Beginning

    Hi, and welcome to the Pete George experience. I'm Pete George and welcome to the show that I'm going to be producing on a weekly basis where not only will there be some thoughts and if you've already been to the channel and looked downstairs, there are some things on mental health, we'll be talking about them as well. But what direction I'll be taking from here on in is for the next twelve months on a weekly basis, I'll be sharing what I'm learning, going back to school. Now, going back to school, I'll be studying for a diploma in screen and media, which will focus on the production side of things. So this allows me to become a director or director of photography or cinematography in the old-fashioned ways in different other areas of filmmaking. So it's going to be a fun journey. I'm the oldest in the class, so it's going to be a hell of a lot of fun. And yeah, so make sure that you do subscribe to the channel 1s and you'll be able to see how we go, hopefully along the journey as well. I'll be able to bring in some of my fellow students and we can discuss things like films and things, our favourite directors and cinematographers and all of that, so it could become very interactive. So that's why I suggest that you subscribe ASAP because it will only be on two places and that's got to be YouTube and a podcast version of this. 1s And they both called the peak George experience. So thanks for watching the welcome video. Hope you have a great day. Always smile, and if you're in trouble, always talk to someone. If you can or reach out, there's always someone there to help you. So thanks for listening. Once again, have a great day.

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    Loss its cumulative

    Loss its cumulative

    This is a take from the full show A chat with Don Lachance. In this short, we discuss the importance of understanding that loss is cumulative and that we must become vulnerable to get the complete loss we feel.  

    You can read Don's full story here  



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    The Social Contract of Mental Health

    The Social Contract of Mental Health

    Around the world, we all understand the special day of Mental Health. As a sufferer of mental illness, I believe that when a person asks RUOK you have entered into a social contract with that person, a non-judgemental agreement that you are there for them all the way.  In a conversation with Don Lachance, we discuss the notion of a social contract.  



    Don Lachance is a grief and loss specialist in Ottawa Canada

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    A Chat with Grief and Loss Specialist Don Lachance

    A Chat with Grief and Loss Specialist Don Lachance

    Don and I meet online over a decade ago I thought it was by chance I now know it was for a reason and that reason is to help others by sharing our pain and helping you understand that it is ok to have pain.


    We have had many discussions and none more so than when Don and his Wife Lauren came to stay with us over Christmas and a lifelong bond was made.


    We discuss the 6 myths that keep us anchored to pian, in a frank conversion.


    These myths are :
    Don't feel BadReplace the LossGrieve AloneJust give it timeBe strong for othersKeep busy

    As Don mentions in the conversation, we have all heard these by the age of 15.


    You can read Don's story at DVLACHANCE
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    How To Approach The Subject Of Mental Health

    How To Approach The Subject Of Mental Health

    There are many facets to mental health in this episode I talk about the area I suffer from and have a better understanding of depression and anxiety.
    This is the first step is to understand if you are ready to help someone if you believe someone is struggling, there is a difference between struggling and someone suffering from depression or anxiety, which is the main global mental health problem.
    We all get it that sometimes were get down for a little while and that is normal, when this becomes weeks and months of behaviour change then we have a problem.
    I am not saying to become an expert what I am indicating is how to identify changes in patterns of people that you may notice and then want to have access to the tools that will hold you in good stead to assist someone you love or care about.
    There are three areas where you can see people with a change in mood and that is


    Family Friends and CommunityWorkAt Play Sports, Community Groups

    So let's break them down.


    1. Let's make it simple and call it home. This is the most commonplace as family members we can see changes in behaviour that quickly become abnormal for the person concerned. They can become withdrawn from activities, and start to isolate themselves from day to day activities.


    2. Work - We spend a large part of the day at work and when things start to go wrong here we need to understand the reasoning it is still behaviour change, however, it will be different than at home. At work it could be mood swings, drinking a lot at lunches or just not stepping up to the plate-like they use to. Normally this is a manifestation of something that has been going on for a long time.


    3. Play - Sports is the great leveller of people there are the elite sportspeople and we have seen many especially young men take time away from their chosen sport due to mental health reasons. Everyday superstars at your club can still have the same problems mainly around expectations, but also can be just life has got them down for me this is the hardest place to identify


    So let's look at the hard numbers I know this is confronting but I am wanting to reduce these numbers with your help and the help of many great organisations.


    These numbers are from the Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing I have put a link in the notes for the show so you can see them for yourself.


    They are numbers from 2020 and they indicate that not much has changed over the last decade.


    Total Suicides in 2020 3139
    Males 2384
    Females 755


    There were 381 deaths between the ages of 18-24 and a staggering 99 between the ages of 5-17 with the biggest majority between 15-17 in adolescents.


    Overall the group that is still scary is the 30-59 males, this age bracket has changed over the years as it was more common in 40-45-year-olds a decade ago.


    So they are the cold hard facts now let's get back to the positive side in helping and identifying people that are down but not out like I nearly was late last year.


    I think RUOK is the best place to focus as its resources are varied and many for all walks of life. The one thing that won me over was their acronym ALEC and this is the second stage of the journey to help others if you can. The first part is doing their survey (link below) to see if you are ready to help others it only takes a few seconds, it doesn't mean you are an expert it just means you will go down the right path.








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