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Harnessing Wellness Psychology and Equine Assisted Therapy

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.
Harnessing Wellness Equine Assisted therapy. Stress signs in horses.
Short discussion between Harnessing Wellness psychologist Naomi Rossthorn and Dr Lizzy, equine Vet, about the stress signs in horses and ponies working in equine assisted therapy sessions.
July 21, 2022
Season 3, Episode 2. Brain health: Managing Stress Through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brain health: Currently many people are finding being in ‘lockdown’ to reduce the spread of COVID-19 stressful. This podcast talks about stress and some different strategies to manage stress.
September 14, 2020
Season 3. Episode 1. Brain Health:We have 40,000 to 60,000 thoughts a day. We are not our thoughts.
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.
September 13, 2020
Season 2. Episode 6. An interview with Dee, an athlete about adopting a positive mindset.
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.
July 09, 2020
Season 2, Episode 5. Old friends discussing stress and coping.
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.
June 18, 2020
Season 2 Episode 4 Old friends talking highs and lows of being in isolation.
In this episode, Naomi and Clare discuss humour, self-care and some of the highs of lows of being in isolation due to covid-19
June 18, 2020
Season 2. Episode 3 Laughter, resilience and self care. Three ways to harnessing mental wellness.
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.
June 04, 2020
Season 2. Episode 2. A short introduction on how humour can benefit our wellness.
This is a short podcast on the benefits of humour on our wellbeing. It looks at how humour can challenge negative mood and mindset and be helpful in adversity.
June 04, 2020
Season 2. Episode 1. Using humour to harness 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.
May 25, 2020
Episode 12. The highs and lows of social isolation.
In this episode a group of people discuss the highs and lows of social isolation at week 6-7 . Discussions around anxieties around returning to “normal life”.
May 14, 2020
Episode 11. A framework for wellness, a journey of growth and change.
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.
May 11, 2020
Episode 10. A 4 minute podcast on Loneliness as a feeling not a fact.
This is a short podcast just starting to explore the feeling of loneliness. Noticing loneliness as a feeling and not a fact can be used as a coping strategy.
May 08, 2020
Episode 9. The highs and lows of the new normal, lots of giggles tonight.
Episode 9. Focusing on the highs and lows of the new normal. Lots of giggles tonight finding the things that are supporting and harnessing wellness in week 6 of social isolation.
April 30, 2020
Episode 8. A discussion with Grant a photographer about the highs and lows of the new normal.
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.
April 30, 2020
Episode 7. Self care strategies for isolation that can be applied in general.
This episode explores with nurse Carly some self care strategies during social isolation and beyond.
April 26, 2020
Episode 6. A discussion with a community care nurse about her highs and lows of a new normal.
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.
April 26, 2020
Episode 5. A discussion around a new normal, the highs and lows of being isolation for health.
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.
April 23, 2020
Episode 4. The highs and lows of week 3 or 4 of being socially isolated during the corona virus.
Three friends discuss the highs and lows of coping in isolation due to the corona virus.
April 18, 2020
Episode 3. Habits make up good mental health
Brief overview of some habits that can help with mental health
April 14, 2020
Episode 2. Small steps for building resilience.
Small steps and habits that help build resilience against stress and adversity.
April 14, 2020
Episode 1. The new normal, the highs and lows.
Trying to harness wellness, through the highs and lows of being in social isolation, due to the corona virus in April 2020.
April 13, 2020