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Hosted by Indigo Melrose and co-hosted by Rose Harvey the Therapeia podcast is where we get to dive into the minds of therapists to engage in some MIND OPENING conversations!! Learn how to engage in your own ‘inner work’ with the techniques and tools we share…it’s your journey ;-)

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Hosted by Indigo Melrose and co-hosted by Rose Harvey the Therapeia podcast is where we get to dive into the minds of therapists to engage in some MIND OPENING conversations!! Learn how to engage in your own ‘inner work’ with the techniques and tools we share…it’s your journey ;-)

    Ep 36 Meeting the Dark Mother ~ Indigo & Rose [creators of the Therapeía Podcast]

    Ep 36 Meeting the Dark Mother ~ Indigo & Rose [creators of the Therapeía Podcast]

    For our final Season 3 episode we invite you to make a cup of tea or pour a glass of wine and join us - the co-creators of the Therapeía Podcast - for an intimate, vulnerable and sometimes uncomfortable chat about motherhood. 
    This conversation arose out of a desire to speak more openly about the difficult, confronting and challenging aspects of motherhood. We noticed that when these topics start to arise we often find ourselves changing the topic, making light of it or adding how much we love our kids. We feel the pressure to be perfect, to be good mothers, and this requires us to marginalise other parts of who we are. We wanted to drop the facade, set aside the idea of the “good” mother and bring the our wild, messy, and complex selves more fully into the conversation. 
    Our hope is that in speaking to these experiences you too might feel less alone, less pressured and less self-critical in your experience of mothering. We also invite you to consider your own experience of being mothered and to consider your own mother in a new light.

    We chat about: 
    (05:48) Encountering the dark mother(19:00) What needs to be marginalised in order to be a “good” mother(21:20) Navigating identity shifts in motherhood(28:00) Learning to embrace the marginalised parts of ourselves without feeling like “bad” mothers(37:00) The good mother archetype(40:00) How our experience of being mothered shapes the way we mother(44:00) The too nice mother(47:00) The ice queen(51:45) The dragon lady(56:20) The sick mother(60:00) Grief in motherhood(1:10:00) How to work with your own inner dark motherAnd so much more…


    Contact us
    therapeia.podcast@gmail.com  Episode Resources
    Meeting the Madwoman by Linda Schierse Leonard
     
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    • 2 hr 39 min
    Ep 35 Metavision a Soul Calling ~ Christina Nielsen

    Ep 35 Metavision a Soul Calling ~ Christina Nielsen

    Today we welcome a very special guest to the show. Christina Nielson is the founder and director of Metavision Institute, a vibrant community for holistic education where we undertook our psychotherapy training (and where the idea for this podcast first began to take shape). 

    The Metavision Institute has grown out of the need to heal the effects of living in a fragmented world. The Metavision ethos is to see the universe as sacred, with laws that govern and connect everything. To see the human being through the lens of eco-spirituality, soul and body awareness and as a part of a sacred universe helps to heal despair, depression, isolation and alienation. 

    Christina has led an extraordinary life and in today’s episode we explore how following her soul’s calling led her to weave her training and practice in Social Work, Chinese Medicine, Anthroposophy and Process Oriented Psychology into a holistic model of counselling and psychotherapy as taught at Metavision today. Through her journey, we’ll explore the deep mysteries of Life and discuss how we can all learn to listen to and follow our own soul’s calling.
    We chat about:
    The wisdom of the Prayer of Surrender by Rudolf Steiner and its relevance to our current times (1:30)The incredible story of what prompted Christina to found Metavion (4:00)How to develop awareness of the signals in our life that point towards our soul’s calling (8:00)The universal impulse wanting to come through us all (13:00)How to know if we’re following the right path (14:30)How to navigate the challenges we encounter on our path (16:40)How the threads of our calling are present even in early childhood (22:00)The soul's calling as being deeper than a single goal or purpose (30:00)Working with our biography and Life Myth as a way of making sense of where we’ve come from and where we’re going (35:00)An exercise to support you to apply the lessons and wisdom of today’s topic (42:30)And so much more!
    Contact ChristinaEpisode Resources
    Metavision Institute The Prayer of Surrender by Rudolf Steiner Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert The Way it Is by William StaffordThe Quantum Mind and Healing by Arnold Mindell THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! 
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    • 57 min
    Ep 34 The Healer's Journey ~ Jamie-Lee Jones

    Ep 34 The Healer's Journey ~ Jamie-Lee Jones

    Today we welcome Jamie-Lee Jones to the show. Jamie is a holistic counsellor, psychotherapist, youth worker and energy healer who has been on her own profound healing journey. Jamie believes that the healing journey is one that can put us on our true path in life.

    Today, we’ll be talking about the challenges and difficulties that we encounter on a healing journey as well as the gifts, wisdom and insights that can arise.
    We chat about:
    Jamie’s personal healing journey  (2:50)How we’re always supported even in the midst of difficult experiences (8:55)How deep connection to the physical body is the gateway to healing (11:30)Defining moments that alter our path and redirect us towards our true purpose (17:00)The art of surrender and why its an important part of the healing journey (22:40)How ritual and ceremony can support us on our healing journey (32:00)The different layers and levels of healing (37:00)The importance of not attaching ourselves to our illnesses (45:00)Energy healing (52:00) And so much more!
     
    Contact Jamie
    https://www.jamieleejones.com.auEpisode Resources
    The Surrender Experiment by Michael SingerA Return to Love by Marianne Williamson  
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep 33 Mental Digestion ~ Louise Largier

    Ep 33 Mental Digestion ~ Louise Largier

    Today we welcome Louise Largier, our dear friend, colleague and fellow psychotherapist. Lou is a deeply insightful person who has spent many years exploring the mind body connection.

    In addition to being a psychotherapist, Lou has studied human bioscience, Ayurveda, herbalism, aromatherapy and yoga in her quest to gain a more holistic understanding of the human being and the connection between mind, body, and spirit.

    Today, Lou invites us to explore the mind and mental wellness from a new perspective...

    We chat about
    The mind as a subtle organ with its own process of digestion (3:35)Why “difficult” emotions play a vital role in mental wellbeing (8:50)The importance of understanding how we as individual experience emotions (13:40)The value of slowing down and allowing our minds to rest and digest (17:30)How inner work can support our wellbeing (21:30)How therapy can support our mental wellbeing (31:00)Lou’s experience of using inner work to understand and work with back pain (40:00)And so much more!

    Episode Resources 
    https://www.amazon.com.au/Ayurveda-Mind-Pb-David-Frawley/dp/0914955365https://www.amazon.com.au/Living-Joy-Personal-Spiritual-Transformation/dp/1932073515https://www.amazon.com.au/Nature-Personal-Reality-Practical-Techniques-ebook/dp/B005SJQT8A
    THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! 
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    • 46 min
    Ep 32 Conscious Communication through Love ~ Polly Greeks

    Ep 32 Conscious Communication through Love ~ Polly Greeks

    Polly Greeks is a practitioner of Non-Violent Communication who aims to create a lifestyle that is harmonious with the earth. After numerous offshore adventures, Polly Greeks, her husband James and their children Vita and Zendo chose to put down roots in an isolated forest in New Zealand where they are slowly building a mortgage-free, off-grid home and discovering an entirely new way of life. 

    Non-Violent Communication (NVC), or conscious communication as Polly prefers to call it, has played an integral role in their journey. In today’s episode we talk about  the principles of conscious communication and explore how it can support us to live more connected lives in harmony with ourselves, others and the Earth. 

    This discussion will invite you to be curious about how to better connect with yourself, others and the land. Compassionate communication is more than just a tool, it will revolutionise your relationships.

    We chat about:
    Polly’s story and how she came across Conscious Communication (3:00)The key principles of Conscious Communication (5:00)The importance of curiosity and presence in connecting others (10:36)How to get back in tune with our feelings and deeper needs (17:00)How focusing on the qualities of our the needs shows us the pathway to getting those needs met (21:50)Using conscious communication to connect with the land (26:00)Conscious communication with our bodies (32:00)Navigating conflict in polarising times (36:00)The importance of taking responsibility for our feelings (43:00)The wheel of choice and the power of choosing how we respond (47:00)And so much more!
    Contact Polly
    Episode Resources
    Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenbern
    A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

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    • 55 min
    Ep 31 Alchemy & the Soul ~ Jane Gilmer

    Ep 31 Alchemy & the Soul ~ Jane Gilmer

    Join us as we explore the magic, mystery and wisdom of psychological alchemy with Jane Gilmer. Jane is a Transformational Guide, theatre artist and author whose work with psyche (or soul), is a deeply alchemical process influenced by the depth psychological work of Dr Carl. G Jung, and the spiritual scientific work of Dr Rudolf Steiner. Her work with alchemical theatre and the creative word has evolved from her training with Mechthild Harkness in NSW Australia in the 1980s. 
    Jane has written a book called 'The Alchemical Actor' on how practising alchemical theatre can support self-transformation and developing consciousness, particularly at this time. We connected with Jane to explore her book 'The Alchemical Actor' and alchemy as a psychospiritual path of initiation. We invite you to listen to today’s episode with an open heart and mind as we explore the mystery of soul.
    We chat about:
    What alchemy is and Jung’s exploration of psychospiritual alchemy (3:18)The story of Jane’s journey with alchemy  (7:30)How alchemy can support us to transform individually and collectively and become co creative with life(16:00)The four stages of alchemy and wisdom of Gaia Sophia (21:00)How to work with alchemy on a personal level (25:00)How we’re in a collective nigredo experience (30:00)Imagination as the key to freedom (33:00)The four elements and the four temperaments (38:00)Alchemy as a path of initiation (46:00)The significance of the ouroboros (snake eating its own tail) (52:00)The dark night of the soul (101:00)And so much more!
    Contact Jane
    https://www.janegilmer.com/
    Episode Resources
    Knowledge of the Higher Worlds and its Attainment by Rudolf Steiner
    The Seers Handbook: A Guide to Higher Perception by Dennis Klocek
    The Journey of  Soul Initiation: A Field Guide for Visionaries, Evolutionaries and Revolutionaries by Bill Plotkin
    'The Alchemical Actor' by Jane Gilmer
    Sitting in the Fire by Arnold Mindell 

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    • 1 hr 10 min

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