66 episodes

This original weekly podcast is for teachers, educators, parents and big-hearted humans like you who are ready to become powerful leaders in the mental health and wellbeing space. Join experienced wellbeing educator, speaker and coach Meg Durham for real-life conversations with a cast of experts. You’ll walk away with practical tools you can use to teach your students how to navigate life’s daily stresses and learn actionable skills you can use to move forward with more courage, compassion and confidence.

The School of Wellbeing with Meg Durham Meg Durham

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

This original weekly podcast is for teachers, educators, parents and big-hearted humans like you who are ready to become powerful leaders in the mental health and wellbeing space. Join experienced wellbeing educator, speaker and coach Meg Durham for real-life conversations with a cast of experts. You’ll walk away with practical tools you can use to teach your students how to navigate life’s daily stresses and learn actionable skills you can use to move forward with more courage, compassion and confidence.

    Dr Arne Rubinstein: Rites of Passage & How To Honour Each Stage of Life | Episode 63

    Dr Arne Rubinstein: Rites of Passage & How To Honour Each Stage of Life | Episode 63

    “Story sharing is the most simple, beautiful and powerful way of creating community and sense of belonging.” - Dr Arne Rubinstein

    As a society, do we honour and celebrate important life transitions appropriately? Whereas many cultures recognise and honour rites of passage, it's believed that western culture has lost the essence of these critical transitions, leading to stunted developmental growth in all stages of life.

    In this heartfelt conversation, Meg Durham and adolescent development expert Dr Arne Rubinstein discuss the importance of rites of passage in our lives and the positive transformation that can occur when we celebrate and honour them appropriately. Walk away from this conversation with ideas for how you can help honour rites of passage for yourself and the young people in your life.

    Episode 63 Show notes - https://openmindeducation.com/episode63

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    The School of Wellbeing is one of the best health and wellbeing podcasts for teachers and educators!

    • 48 min
    Dr Peggy Kern: Living Well Despite The Struggles Of Life | Episode 62

    Dr Peggy Kern: Living Well Despite The Struggles Of Life | Episode 62

    "The reality is we're living in complex times. There's a lot of challenges individually, but there's a lot of global challenges, and all of these have an impact on us." - Dr Peggy Kern

    Struggling is a part of life, but it shouldn't have the power to stop you from living well. In this heartfelt episode of the School of Wellbeing podcast, Meg speaks with the associate professor at the University of Melbourne's Graduate School of Education, Dr Peggy Kern. The two discuss how our understanding of wellbeing has evolved and the importance of purposeful action. Learn why actions affect individuals differently and how to apply this knowledge. You'll walk away with practical ways to feel, function and relate better despite the struggle of everyday life. 

    Episode 62 Show notes - https://openmindeducation.com/episode62

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    The School of Wellbeing is one of the best health and wellbeing podcasts for teachers and educators!

    • 40 min
    David Gillespie: Sweet Poison & The Addictive Nature of Sugar | Episode 61

    David Gillespie: Sweet Poison & The Addictive Nature of Sugar | Episode 61

    “Sugar is an addictive substance.” - David Gillespie

    Get ready for an episode that will change the way you look at your eating, exercise and wellbeing habits. In this week's episode, David Gillespie, author of Sweet Poison, chats with Meg Durham about the surprising dangers of sugar and its addictive nature. In a diet culture that tells us to eat less fat and eat more of this or that in order to lose weight, we've numbed ourselves to the science-backed knowledge that sugar is the most significant problem humans face.

    If you're after better energy, happiness and health, consuming less sugar could be your solution. David shares precisely why the food industry tries to hide this information from you and continues loading processed foods with hidden sugar. You'll walk away from this conversation with the motivation to reduce sugar intake and practical ways to enjoy food without sugar.

    Episode 61 Show notes - https://openmindeducation.com/episode61

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    The School of Wellbeing is one of the best health and wellbeing podcasts for teachers and educators!

    • 41 min
    Lisa Curry: Shares Her Personal Stories of Life, Love and Loss | Episode 60

    Lisa Curry: Shares Her Personal Stories of Life, Love and Loss | Episode 60

    "It's really hard to look after your family when your cup is empty." - Lisa Curry

    TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains adult conversations about disordered eating and mental illness. Please make sure you're in a good headspace before listening. And if you need to talk to someone, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14. 

    You have probably heard of Lisa Curry, triple Olympic gold medallist and wellness entrepreneur. You may have even thought you knew her based on the editorials you've read and seen about her. But how well do we really know someone in the spotlight? In this deeply heartfelt conversation, Lisa opens up to Meg about the experiences that have shaped her life.

    Lisa talks about the highs and lows that life has brought her. She helps shed light on the qualities that make a high-impact coach, why a strong work ethic is vital to success, her heart-breaking struggle to support her daughter Jaimi, and so much more.

    You'll walk away feeling more connected, better understanding who the real Lisa is, and inspired to bring more dedication and commitment into every facet of your life.

    Episode 60 Show notes - https://openmindeducation.com/episode60

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    The School of Wellbeing is one of the best health and wellbeing podcasts for teachers and educators!

    • 46 min
    Dr Sarah Woodhouse: We All Carry Trauma & How To Break Free | Episode 59

    Dr Sarah Woodhouse: We All Carry Trauma & How To Break Free | Episode 59

    “Trauma is a reaction to any experience that makes us feel threatened, overwhelmed and out of control.” - Dr Sarah Woodhouse

    Whether you’re aware of it or not, trauma affects every person, every day. It can show up in yourself or through the people closest to you. And inevitably it can affect your relationships, career and personal wellbeing. So how do you work through life trauma? In this heartfelt episode, Meg speaks with Sarah Woodhouse, a research psychologist and trauma expert, about how to regulate trauma. Learn what trauma is, how to recognise trauma and dysregulation in yourself and others, how to regulate your nervous system, and ultimately how to reduce the pressure to enjoy your life to the fullest. 

    Episode 58 Show notes - https://openmindeducation.com/episode59

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    The School of Wellbeing is one of the best health and wellbeing podcasts for teachers and educators!

    • 50 min
    Meg Durham: The Guilt Trap & How To Break Free | Episode 58

    Meg Durham: The Guilt Trap & How To Break Free | Episode 58

    "Feel guilty and do it anyway" Meg Durham

    When was the last time you felt guilty? Was it yesterday, today, or perhaps even in the past hour? Feeling guilty, as awful as it might feel in the moment, is a healthy predictable human experience. And surprisingly, it often arises when we’re making positive changes in our life. In this solo episode, Meg explores how guilt differs from shame, why we experience guilt and the subjective nature of guilt. You’ll hear about how guilt can show up in our life, especially when we’re stuck in the 5 Ps. Most importantly, you’ll walk away from this episode with practical strategies to help you move beyond the guilt trap for better wellbeing in your personal and professional life.

    Episode 58 Show notes - https://openmindeducation.com/episode58

    Newsletter - https://openmindeducation.com/thought-weekly/

    Booking Requests - https://openmindeducation.com/booking-request/

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    The School of Wellbeing is one of the best health and wellbeing podcasts for teachers and educators!

    • 25 min

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