Harnessing Wellness Psychology and Equine Assisted Therapy
By Naomi Rossthorn
Harnessing Wellness is a podcast on topics related to harnessing psychological wellness and equine assisted therapy. A variety of topics are discussed on mental health, stress and some challenges related to the pandemic of COVID-19. Equine Assisted Therapy, horses, wellbeing and how they can be incorporated into therapy are discussed. Various equine professionals are interviewed about how they work with horses and care for them in various capacities. This podcast is in no way a substitute for therapy, rather designed for educational and informational purposes.
Brain Health: This episode talks about noticing negative thoughts, the importance of identifying negative and positive thoughts and how we can challenge negative thinking by using gratitude and focusing on the now rather than the should.
This interview with Dee, an athlete who recently competed in the Australia Ninja Warrior talks about mindset and staying focused. She discusses what supports her to stay focused in setting and achieving her mental and physical goals. She also discuss’s how she is going to cope with the COVID-19 lockdown and continuing her training. If you’re looking for inspiration listen to this. Take care.
In this episode Naomi and Clare, who are old friends, discuss the highs and lows and some stressors that have emerged following the last few months of social isolation and lockdown due to COVID-19. They discussed some of the stressor and adaptive behaviours needed to change from normal to being in social isolation and now slowly returning to a new normal life.
This episode explores the use of laughter, positive thinking, play and self care to build resilience. We focus on utilising these self care strategies as ongoing habits not one off activities to harness mental wellness.
This episode is an interview with a comedian Chrissy Basil and comedy event manager Tee, both of whom have been in the comedy industry for over 20 years. We explore how comedy and humour has been a useful strategy in harnessing wellness.
Episode 11. Six areas of wellness as a structure for growth and development. A personal reflection of recovery, reflection and coping from being in school exchange in Japan and in the Kobe earthquake at 17 years old. Recovery is a journey not always a destination.
Furthering our series of the highs and lows of the new normal, we explore the benefits and the value that photography brings to a professional photographer Grant. He discusses the passion he has for photography and how it contributes to his mental wellness, experiences and his journey over the years as an artist.
This episode involves a conversation with community care nurse Carly, and covers her experience with the changes to her work place and how she is coping with the highs and lows of her personal life during the social isolation and coronavirus pandemic.
In this episode we continue our week by week account of the challenges, the high and lows and what is keeping people going, and positive during isolation at home to reduce the spread of the corona virus.