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The Gentle Counsellor Podcast

Summary: Supporting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Parents and Children

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 Episode 26: Tongue Ties: Lifelong Challenges with Debbie from The Mama Circle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:43

Debbie is a Breastfeeding and Tongue-tie Doula supporting mums to overcome breastfeeding difficulties. She shares with us her extensive knowledge in the area of tongue ties. We talk about some signs and symptoms, common challenges that are experienced in the short and long term, and what you can do if you're concerned about your child or yourself. Debbie offers her services both in-person and online. The Gentle Breastfeeder Facebook support group 

 Episode 25: Sleep Without Sleep Training with Alicia from Dyshon Family Sleep | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:06

Alicia is a Gentle Baby Sleep Consultant (she really is one of the unicorns!) who has extensive knowledge of Attachment. We talk all about the dangers of separation-based sleep training, our own experiences, why we need to understand appropriate sleep development, and how responding to your child's needs can set you up for better sleep.Instagram Tok @dyshonfamilysleep 

 Episode 24: Understanding the Four Attachment Styles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:30

In this episode I talk about how attachment theory works, what differentiates the four attachment styles, and share hope with you in that it is never too late.If you would like more help on your inner healing journey then come join us in Gentle is the link to take the free short quiz 

 Episode 23: Planning and goal setting with Diana Lund from Smart Business Planning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:24

Diana talks about her experiences with her husband having multiple sclerosis and losing her dad to cancer. She shares her tips for staying on track and taking care of ourselves.https://smartbusinessplanning.comYou can download Diana's free Goal Setting worksheet HERE.

 Episode 22: How to really connect with your Teenage Daughter with Illanith Benjamin from Mothering Mindful Daughters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:08

Illanith and I discuss the importance of mental health for young women, how we can help our daughters cope through stress, and our duty as mothers to role model these important self-care practices.@motheringmindfuldaughtersJoin the private global community for mothers on Facebook called: Mothering Mindful Daughters All mothers get a Free First call.

 Episode 21: Addressing Mental Health through Collaborative Cooking with Jim Kuebler, aka Chef Kibby | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:52

Chef Kibby from Cookin' with Kibby shares with us how getting in the kitchen with our children can have a positive impact on our relationship. He shares his mental health concerns for young people and is passionate about bringing families and communities together through our love of good food. Find Chef Kibby on FB, TW, IG, and YT @cookinwithkibby Chef Kibby is launching a new program to help families incorporate the shared act of cooking and eatingwith their kiddos. It's called the Cookin' with Kibby Home Cooking System, and it combines education onall things food and cooking with practical recipes that empower parents and kids to work collaborativelyin the kitchen in a way no other recipes can. Check it out.

 Episode 20: Anxiety and Depression in Children with Julie Johnson from Heart and Solutions, LLC | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:30

Julie shares with us her experience in the mental health industry, her own personal struggles with anxiety, and the support children need who suffer from depression and anxiety; including some techniques from her children's book, Stories from the Heart. - You Need a Counselor

 Episode 19: Stop Worrying About your Anxious Child: tips for managing your child/teen's anxiety with Tonya from Guidance for the Future | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:12

Tonya shares her best tips for helping your highly sensitive child through their anxiety, and what we can do for ourselves. @tonyacrombie3Free downloadable copy of her book can be found at

 Episode 18: Cooperation Through Connection with Rene Thomsen from @parenting.littles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:40

Rene shares her steps to cooperation and we talk about the importance of connecting with our children.@parenting.littles

 Gentle Motherhood - This is why. It's all for you. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 05:30

Mothers like you with unresolved trauma and constant motherhood challenges start their inner healing journey in the Gentle Motherhood membership supported every month, so that they become the best mothers they’ve always wanted to be.Join now

 Episode 17: The Importance of Self-Care for Mothers and Mumpreneurs with Laura Baumann Yoga | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:45

Laura shares her history of an Eating Disorder through the pressures of her Classical Ballet practice and how it had an effect on her mental health. She found Yoga to be an effective tool and now shares this passion with other mothers.www.laurabaumannyoga.comFacebook group: YouTube: Facebook Page: Instagram: Free 5 Step Guide to Stress-Free Mornings for Mompreneurs:

 Episode 16: Breastfeeding and Mental Health with Susie Prout IBCLC | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:57

Susie Prout is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). She shares her experience with postnatal anxiety and we talk about how being informed and supported is best in our breastfeeding journeys to reach our goals as stopping before we plan can have a detrimental effect on our mental health.  Susie Prout Lactation - Perth and Virtual ConsultationsInstagram @susieproutlactationhttp://www.susieproutlactation.comThe Australian Breastfeeding Podcast You can join The Breastfeeding Co-Operative Australia private support group here Happy World Breastfeeding Week everyone!

 Episode 15: Self-Care With Tiny Habits One Week At A Time with Alka Chopra | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:17

Alka shares with us her knowledge on self-care, and embracing the 6 pillars of wellness - physical, social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual & occupational. - for IG & Pinterest; You Tube Channel:  

 Episode 14: The Importance of Breathwork & Sensory Activities for Our Mental Health with Aparna Venkataraman from Beauty In Parenting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:19

Aparna and I talk about the importance of mindful breathing and the benefits of sensory activities for adults. @beautyinparenting FB page e-guide download with 4 breathing exercises and essential oil pairings (Calm & Clarity Guide) Parent20% off using code TWENTYOFF at: (free 30-minute consultations alwaysavailable at:

 Episode 13: How a Mindset of Courage, Gratitude & Optimism Can Help You Change Your Past with Eric Slivoskey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:28

Eric tells his story of his traumatic childhood and shares his wisdom and experience with changing his mindset. We talk about ways to create positive changes in our lives.www.ericslivoskey.com 


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