Creating Connections that Matter by Kim Dunn

Why I walked out of my fitness class (before it had even started)

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In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection?

Brene Brown describes connection as the "energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued..." .

Join me, Kim Dunn, Psychologist, to find out how to reconnect with yourself, others and the world around you, so that you can feel more valued, happier and more alive.
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In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection?

Brene Brown describes connection as the "energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued..." .

Join me, Kim Dunn, Psychologist, to find out how to reconnect with yourself, others and the world around you, so that you can feel more valued, happier and more alive.
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Do you 'need' alcohol to feel connected?
Many people experience social anxiety and some of those use alcohol as a 'social lubricant'.  But when you are impaired by alcohol or in the company of someone else who is....that's not the way to be seen, heard and valued. And I tell you the disconcerting advice that one of my children's paediatrician gave me. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection? Brene Brown describes connection as the "energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued..." . Join me, Kim Dunn, Psychologist, to find out how to reconnect with yourself, others and the world around you, so that you can feel more valued, happier and more alive. Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge. You can contact me at creatingconnectionsthatmatter@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au. To download my free guide on how to start simplifying your life click here. If you like this episode, I would appreciate you leaving a review and/or sharing with your friends.. Every review and feedback counts and helps spread this podcast to others in the community who would love to increase their sense of connection. Thank you Kim Together creating connections
07:10
December 11, 2019
If I gave you a magic wand....
If you look back on this year and can't see a clear success.  If everything seems confused and messy and you aren't sure why? Then this episode is for you.   -------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection? Brene Brown describes connection as the "energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued..." . Join me, Kim Dunn, Psychologist, to find out how to reconnect with yourself, others and the world around you, so that you can feel more valued, happier and more alive. Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge. You can contact me at creatingconnectionsthatmatter@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au. To download my free guide on how to start simplifying your life click here. If you like this episode, I would appreciate you leaving a review and/or sharing with your friends.. Every review and feedback counts and helps spread this podcast to others in the community who would love to increase their sense of connection. Thank you Kim Together creating connections
07:56
December 9, 2019
In the end we all become unemployed gardeners
Does all the busyness in your life really matter? -------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection? Brene Brown describes connection as the "energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued..." . Join me, Kim Dunn, Psychologist, to find out how to reconnect with yourself, others and the world around you, so that you can feel more valued, happier and more alive. Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge. You can contact me at creatingconnectionsthatmatter@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au. To download my free guide on how to start simplifying your life click here. If you like this episode, I would appreciate you leaving a review and/or sharing with your friends.. Every review and feedback counts and helps spread this podcast to others in the community who would love to increase their sense of connection. Thank you Kim Together creating connections
06:30
December 4, 2019
It's Ok to say no.
Connecting with and setting boundaries is an important part of psychological self-care.  It's Ok, in fact it's important, to say no. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection? Brene Brown describes connection as the "energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued..." . Join me, Kim Dunn, Psychologist, to find out how to reconnect with yourself, others and the world around you, so that you can feel more valued, happier and more alive. Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge. You can contact me at creatingconnectionsthatmatter@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au. To download my free guide on the first step from moving from overwhelm to calm click here. If you like this episode, I would appreciate you leaving a review. Every review and feedback counts and helps spread this podcast to others in the community who would love to increase their sense of connection. Thank you Kim Together creating connections that count.
04:11
December 4, 2019
Striking connection gold with adult children
If you have adult children you know finding time to connect with them can be tricky - but it is so important you do. The recent Young Australian Loneliness Survey showed that a significant proportion of young Victorians reported problematic levels of loneliness. This included one in six adolescents (aged 12–17) and more than one in three young adults (aged 18–25).   -------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection? Brene Brown describes connection as the "energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued..." . Join me, Kim Dunn, Psychologist, to find out how to reconnect with yourself, others and the world around you, so that you can feel more valued, happier and more alive. Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge. You can contact me at creatingconnectionsthatmatter@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au. To download my free guide on the first step from moving from overwhelm to calm click here. If you like this episode, I would appreciate you leaving a review. Every review and feedback counts and helps spread this podcast to others in the community who would love to increase their sense of connection. Thank you Kim
04:10
November 29, 2019
How to superboost your self care.
Self-care is looking after your mental and physical health.  How can you make the most of the time you set aside for self-care?  Recently I attended a clay workshop - which ticked not just the connection box, but other self-care boxes.  The following are some of the boxes it ticked. Connection ticks 1. I met new people - connecting with peers 2. I met I knew from online and had never met before - strengthening online connections 3. I worked with clay - connecting with nature. 4. strengthened my connection with my profession - as it was a professional workshop Cognitive mental health ticks 1. I learnt something new 2. I stepped out of my comfort zone in terms of driving to a different location and cohosting a new workshop Meaning mental health tick 1. Being involved in an activity that helped bring people together Physical mental health tick 1. Using my body (through the medium of clay) to relax -------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection? Brene Brown describes connection as the "energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued..." . Join me, Kim Dunn, Psychologist, to find out how to reconnect with yourself, others and the world around you, so that you can feel more valued, happier and more alive. Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge. You can contact me at creatingconnectionsthatmatter@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au. To download my free guide on the first step from moving from overwhelm to calm click here. If you like this episode, I would appreciate you leaving a review. Every review and feedback counts and helps spread this podcast to others in the community who would love to increase their sense of connection. Thank you Kim
05:23
November 29, 2019
Why talking about your problems doesn't always help.
Rumination - when we talk about and think about our problems over and over again.  It's getting stuck in a loop of negative thinking. Episode 21/90 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection? Brene Brown describes connection as the "energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued..." . Join me, Kim Dunn, Psychologist, to find out how to reconnect with yourself, others and the world around you, so that you can feel more valued, happier and more alive. Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge. You can contact me at creatingconnectionsthatmatter@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au. To download my free guide on the first step from moving from overwhelm to calm click here. If you like this episode, I would appreciate you leaving a review. Every review and feedback counts and helps spread this podcast to others in the community who would love to increase their sense of connection. Thank you Kim
04:50
November 24, 2019
Why I walked out of my fitness class (before it had even started)
Did you know that one of the best predictors of whether you will continue with an exercise program is whether or not you enjoy it?  It sounds quite logical doesn't it.  Yet how many times do you try and persevere with an activity you're not actually enjoying.  In this brief episode I talk about being guided in your activity by listening to and connecting with yourself.  Episode 20/90 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection? Brene Brown describes connection as the "energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued..." . Join me, Kim Dunn, Psychologist, to find out how to reconnect with yourself, others and the world around you, so that you can feel more valued, happier and more alive. Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge. You can contact me at creatingconnectionsthatmatter@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au. To download my free guide on the first step from moving from overwhelm to calm click here.    If you like this episode, I would appreciate you leaving a review.   Every review and feedback counts and helps spread this podcast to others in the community who would love to increase their sense of connection. Thank you Kim
08:56
November 22, 2019
Three quick function/networking tips
When you go by yourself to function/networking tips you can caught up in overthinking what to say or do.  Take the pressure of yourself with these three quick tips 1. be aware of your fidget points and think about how you can reduce them. 2. dress for comfort (and I don't mean trackie pants!) 3. take time to appreciate the event, the organisers, the effort - in other words, bask in some gratitude. Episode 19/90 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection? Brene Brown describes connection as the "energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued..." . Join me, Kim Dunn, Psychologist, to find out how to reconnect with yourself, others and the world around you, so that you can feel more valued, happier and more alive. Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge. You can contact me at creatingconnectionsthatmatter@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au. You are also welcome to join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/calmconfidentconnectedmothers/?ref=group_header, where mothers come together to help each other increase connection and move from overwhelm to calm. If you like this episode, I would appreciate you leaving a review.  Every review and feedback counts and helps spread this podcast to others in the community who may need a sense of connection. Thank you.
03:54
November 20, 2019
Reflections and Connections - and learning from the curiosity of children
As you approach the end of the year and evaluate what you have achieved and where your life is at, take the time to reflect on your connections, and in particular your understanding of self. Children tend to want to discover who they are and are so excited when they find out new things about themselves.  Do you do this?  How would it be to tap into that curiosity and reconnect with your true self. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection? Brene Brown describes connection as the "energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued..." . Join me, Kim Dunn, Psychologist, to find out how to reconnect with yourself, others and the world around you, so that you can feel more valued, happier and more alive. Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge. You can contact me at creatingconnectionsthatmatter@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au. You are also welcome to join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/calmconfidentconnectedmothers/?ref=group_header, where mothers come together to help each other increase connection and move from overwhelm to calm. If you like this episode, I would appreciate you leaving a review.  Every review and feedback counts and helps spread this podcast to others in the community who may need a sense of connection. Thank you.
04:04
November 19, 2019
Making the invisible mental load visible
Do you get to the end of the day and you feel exhausted but with nothing to show for it? It could be that invisible mental load.  In this episode I run through some of the invisible task, and a funny story about trying to fill out online government forms. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection?   Brene Brown describes connection as the "energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued..." . Join me, Kim Dunn, Psychologist, to find out how to reconnect with yourself, others and the world around you, so that you can feel more valued, happier and more alive. Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge. You can contact me at creatingconnectionsthatmatter@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au. You are also welcome to join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/calmconfidentconnectedmothers/?ref=group_header, where mothers come together to help each other increase connection and move from overwhelm to calm. If you like this episode, I would appreciate you leaving a review.  Every review and feedback counts and helps spread this podcast to others in the community who may need a sense of connection.  Thank you.
09:03
November 19, 2019
Your body isn't perfect, and that's OK
Valuing your body is an important connection point.   --------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection?  Join me on exploring reconnecting with  yourself, others and the world around you.   Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge. You can contact me at youngminds.psychology@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au. You are also welcome to join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/calmconfidentconnectedmothers/?ref=group_header, where mothers come together to help each other increase connection and move from overwhelm to calm.
03:47
October 11, 2019
What would you do if you woke up tomorrow and there was no social media?
Does social media help or hinder connection?  The answer is not that simple. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection?  Join me on exploring reconnecting with  yourself, others and the world around you.   Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge. You can contact me at youngminds.psychology@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au. You are also welcome to join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/calmconfidentconnectedmothers/?ref=group_header, where mothers come together to help each other increase connection and move from overwhelm to calm.
05:55
October 11, 2019
Journalling 14/90
Journalling is a great way of connecting with what really matters to you. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection?  Join me on exploring reconnecting with  yourself, others and the world around you.   Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge. You can contact me at youngminds.psychology@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au. You are also welcome to join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/calmconfidentconnectedmothers/?ref=group_header, where mothers come together to help each other increase connection and move from overwhelm to calm.
04:08
October 11, 2019
The importance of real life connections.
The digital world has its place but you cannot generate the same energy and connection as in real life.   --------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection?  Join me on exploring reconnecting with  yourself, others and the world around you.   Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge. You can contact me at youngminds.psychology@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au. You are also welcome to join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/calmconfidentconnectedmothers/?ref=group_header, where mothers come together to help each other increase connection and move from overwhelm to calm.
02:45
October 11, 2019
Different ways you can fill your connections bucket. 12/90
There are many ways you can fill your connections bucket.  Here are a few suggestions. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection?  Join me on exploring reconnecting with  yourself, others and the world around you.   Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge. You can contact me at youngminds.psychology@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au. You are also welcome to join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/calmconfidentconnectedmothers/?ref=group_header, where mothers come together to help each other increase connection and move from overwhelm to calm.
03:38
October 11, 2019
Anger, and the fragility of connection
It is so easy to move from feeling connected to attacked.  How do you hold on to the fragility of connection? --------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection?  Join me on exploring reconnecting with  yourself, others and the world around you.   Subscribe to be kept up to date with all videos in this challenge. You can contact me at youngminds.psychology@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au.   You are also welcome to join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/calmconfidentconnectedmothers/?ref=group_header, where mothers come together to help each other increase connection and move from overwhelm to calm.
07:00
October 11, 2019
Sport and connection 6/90
Whether it’s being part of a team, cheering on your kids, or watching professional athletes, sport provides many opportunities to experience unity. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection?  Join me on exploring reconnecting with  yourself, others and the world around you.   Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge.  You can contact me at youngminds.psychology@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au.  You are also welcome to join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/calmconfidentconnectedmothers/?ref=group_header, where mothers come together to help each other increase connection and move from overwhelm to calm.
09:18
October 11, 2019
It's Ok if your Mother's Group doesn't work out. Day 11/90
Were you in a Mother's Group?  How did it go?  Maybe like some people you're still friends with those mum's 5, 10  or 20+ years out.  Or maybe you're like me and just never felt like you belonged. When you're sleep deprived, don't know what you're really doing, suffering post natal depression, maybe your child isn't doing what all the other babies are doing, it can be really hard to feel like you belong.  It's not always enough to bond over the shared difficulties of having a new baby.  There are so many differences - your relationship with your spouse, family traditions, personalities and values. And sometimes those differences mean this belonging, it just isn't going to come, and that's OK.   Keep looking for another group - for me I found it in the Australian Breastfeeding Association.  Because there philosophy matched with some of key values.   And don't forget this was all before social media, so it was much harder to find niche groups. Belonging is a journey, it can take a lot of twists and turns to find your home. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection?  Join me on exploring reconnecting with  yourself, others and the world around you.   Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge.   You can contact me at youngminds.psychology@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au.   You are also welcome to join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/calmconfidentconnectedmothers/?ref=group_header, where mothers come together to help each other increase connection and move from overwhelm to calm.
06:30
October 3, 2019
Finding natural connection spots in your neighbourhood
We can take our community and what is close to us for granted.  Take the time to see what is close to you.  Day 8/90 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection?  Join me on exploring reconnecting with  yourself, others and the world around you.   Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge.  You can contact me at youngminds.psychology@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au.
06:02
October 1, 2019
Some ideas of how to go about connecting with your children; and why what you do doesn’t actually matter.
Some ideas of how to go about connecting with your children; and why what you do doesn’t actually matter. Day 7 / 90 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection?  Join me on exploring reconnecting with  yourself, others and the world around you.   Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge.  You can contact me at youngminds.psychology@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au.  You are also welcome to join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/calmconfidentconnectedmothers/?ref=group_header, where mothers come together to help each other increase connection and move from overwhelm to calm.
05:09
October 1, 2019
How to stop time - connecting with the present moment. 9/90
Yes I'm a psychologist. No, I can't read your mind but... I do have a superpower… I can help you stop time…. How many things are going through your mind right now? Whether you’ve paid the rates, how tired you feel, tiredness, the last argument you had, what you’re going to make for tea, and how you are ever going to get through that never ending to do list. All those thousands and thousands of thoughts. And most of them are about things that have happened or may happen. Very few are about the here and now…. We have an epidemic of business and an epidemic of loneliness---coincidence? How do you stop the business?  The feeling that time is racing away from you? Watch and I’ll take you through it. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about how to stop time, I can help.  Share this recording with someone busy --------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection?  Join me on exploring reconnecting with  yourself, others and the world around you.   Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge.  You can contact me at youngminds.psychology@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au.
05:44
October 1, 2019
Humour and Connection
How and why we use humour to help with connection.  --------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection?  Join me on exploring reconnecting with  yourself, others and the world around you.   Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge.  You can contact me at youngminds.psychology@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au.
08:10
October 1, 2019
How do you know if you are practicing connection? Four questions to ask yourself
Day 4/90 Brene Brown describes connection as "the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.    You have constant opportunities throughout the day to connect or not connect.  In here you will find four questions you can ask yourself, and I let you know how I went with them today.   1. Did you listen to yourself today?  2. Did you act in accordance with your values?  3. Did what you do bring you energy, or did it leave you depleted?  4. Did you judge yourself or others?   --------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection?  Join me on exploring reconnecting with  yourself, others and the world around you.   Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge.  You can contact me at youngminds.psychology@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au.
09:42
October 1, 2019
Step outside your back door and connect with nature.
As much as it would be lovely to go somewhere exotic for holidays, to go away and relax.  That may not be affordable, or practical.  And it's not something you can do everyday!  Day 3/90 What you can do everyday is step outside your back door and connect with what is there. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection?  Join me on exploring reconnecting with  yourself, others and the world around you.   Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge.  You can contact me at youngminds.psychology@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au.
02:12
September 30, 2019
How to start creating connection when you are a busy mum.
When you're a busy mum carrying the bulk of the mental load of running a house, raising children and often outside work as well, it's easy to feel disconnected ; to feel that the life you are leading isn't quite what you expected; to feel unseen, unheard and not valued. This wasn't what parenting was meant to feel like. That voice inside your head says "I should be spending more time playing with the children, I should be home earlier, I shouldn't yell, I should be calmer." When you feel that disconnect from how you would like things to be and how they are - where do you start? In this podcast I outline one way you can begin to bridge the connection gap. To increase your sense of being valued and create a renewed sense of self. As a special freebie you can access the handout of how to take the first steps from Overwhelm to Calm - especially for busy mums https://mailchi.mp/f009b27939b3/fromoverwhelmtocalmthefirststep.  --------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection?  Join me on exploring reconnecting with  yourself, others and the world around you.   Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge.  You can contact me at youngminds.psychology@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au.
05:32
September 30, 2019
Let's make a pact - I won't judge you and you don't judge me.
When we use our time and energy judging ourselves and others, there is no space to see, hear and value ourselves and others.   How judgement gets in the way of connection.  It's time to stop judging yourself and others.   Day 2/90.   --------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a world where loneliness and isolation are epidemic, how do you find your way back to connection?  Join me on exploring reconnecting with  yourself, others and the world around you.   Subscribe to be kept up to date with all podcasts in the challenge.  You can contact me at youngminds.psychology@gmail.com, or find out more information at www.kimdunn.com.au.
04:50
September 30, 2019
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