Ep 100: Home Education, Extracting ourselves from Systems and Growing Up in Motherhood with Julie Walter
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by Catherine Counihan
5d ago
Cath spoke with Julie Walter in episode 100. They talked about Julie’s motherhood journey, home educating her children, how she left teaching, unschooling from whatever position we are in and what Julie is currently involved in. Julie's BIO: Julie is a certified teacher with years of experience in the classroom, a degree in fine arts, and long-time homeschooler. She has taught students from Kindergarten to Grade 10, including roles as School Librarian and Special Education Resource Teacher. She also has taken on specialised roles such as teaching at an arts school, technology lab instruc ..read more
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Ep 99: Birth, Postpartum, Mother in laws and Growing Up in Motherhood with Concetta Ferretti
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by Catherine Counihan
1w ago
Cath was joined by scientist Concetta Ferretti in episode 99. Cath and Concetta talked about Concetta’s path to motherhood, how she used science to support her in thinking about birth, how she does this on an ongoing basis and all about how Concetta is growing herself up in motherhood. We talked about her relationship with her mother in law, how she manages it and how she got to this place. This is a conversation packed with realism and richness, hope you enjoy it. Concetta is a scientist with a background in Biology, a Ph.D. in Oncology, and research experience in chronic disorders. She is c ..read more
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Ep 96: Partner Rage, Postpartum Health and Healing in Motherhood with Molly Caro May. (Re-release)
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by Catherine Counihan
1w ago
In episode 96 Cath was joined by author Molly Caro May. This rich and beautiful conversation covered so much ground. They touched on Molly’s memoir ‘Body Full of Stars’, talked about Molly’s postpartum health experiences, breaking cycles in motherhood, rage and self responsibility. Molly Caro May is an author of two books, teacher, and holder of space. For 13+ years, she has facilitated personal story workshops for hundreds of people across the globe. She is trained in (Somatic Experiencing) and focuses on where language/voice and the animal body meet each other. Her mission is to democratis ..read more
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Ep 88: Learning to Meet Needs is a Practise (Re-release)
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by Catherine Counihan
1w ago
In episode 88 Cath focuses on our needs and why starting to meet/meeting them can be so complex. Building on earlier episodes on this topic, listen to episodes 1-4 and 26. She makes a suggestion for how you can reframe times when there is self abandonment (needs not being met) to reduce shame. Having our needs met is a huge contributor to being in our own sense of power and agency. If you're enjoying this podcast. Please leave a review and rate the podcast, this really helps others to find it. To sign up for the journal prompts and Nurture.Heal.Grow (on Substack) please head to www.cathcounih ..read more
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Ep 98: Intrusions, Control and Growing Up in Motherhood with Anna Butcher (Re-release)
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by Catherine Counihan
2w ago
In this episode Cath is joined by Anna Butcher. We talked about Anna's journey to motherhood, how she experiences mothering and how the act of becoming a mother is an intrusion into our lives (on multiple levels). There is some deeply personal storytelling illustrating the concepts being discussed and we focused on how control turns up for both Cath and Anna and the antidote to this.  Anna Butcher is a counselling psychologist specialising in perinatal psychology and the experience of motherhood. She came to the field of perinatal psychology after becoming a mother herself and becoming f ..read more
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Ep 97: Power, Systems, Gardening and Growing Up in Motherhood with Marchelle Farrell
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by Catherine Counihan
3w ago
Cath was joined by author and medical psychotherapist Marchelle Farrell in episode 97. Cath and Marchelle chatted about Marchelle's childhood in Trinidad and Tobago, the systems her parents operated in, how those systems still operate today, privilege, power, relationships and so much more. We talked about Marchelle's path to motherhood, the power within mothering and how she learnt to let herself be held and supported and the role of her garden in this. Marchelle Farrell is a writer, medical psychotherapist and amateur gardener. Born in Trinidad and Tobago she has spent over 20 years attempt ..read more
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Ep 96: Partner Rage, Postpartum Health and Healing in Motherhood with Molly Caro May. Re-release
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by Catherine Counihan
1M ago
In episode 96 Cath was joined by author Molly Caro May. This rich and beautiful conversation covered so much ground. They touched on Molly’s memoir ‘Body Full of Stars’, talked about Molly’s postpartum health experiences, breaking cycles in motherhood, rage and self responsibility. Molly Caro May is an author of two books, teacher, and holder of space. For 13+ years, she has facilitated personal story workshops for hundreds of people across the globe. She is trained in (Somatic Experiencing) and focuses on where language/voice and the animal body meet each other. Her mission is to democratis ..read more
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Ep 95: Hypervigilence, Knowing Ourselves, Enoughness and Values in Parenting
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by Catherine Counihan
1M ago
This episode is a continuation of some of the themes from episode 94 (and can also be listened to alone). Cath speaks about the core of people pleasing and how carrying this into parenting sets us up to feel bad, she touches on ‘metrics’, getting to know ourselves and having an embodied sense of our enough-ness. There is also discussion around values. If you're enjoying this podcast. Please leave a review and rate the podcast, this really helps others to find it. To sign up for the journal prompts and Nurture.Heal.Grow (on Substack) please head to www.cathcounihan.com or @cat ..read more
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Ep 92: Respect, Needs, Divorce and Growing Up in Motherhood with Nicola Rae
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by Catherine Counihan
2M ago
Cath was joined by Coach, Trainer and Supervisor Nicola Rae in episode 92. Cath and Nicola talked about Nicola’s path to motherhood, how she came into relationship with her needs, her divorce and how this relates to growing herself and much more. Nicola shared what she focuses on instead of focusing on being liked and how this gives her freedom.  Nicola Rae is a Coach Supervisor, Life & Careers Coach, Coach Trainer and experienced Creative Strategist who works with ambitious brands and leaders to help them to fulfil their potential and speak-up and show-up with heart a ..read more
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Ep 91: Perimenopause, Early Postpartum and Growing Up in Motherhood with Kate Codrington
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by Catherine Counihan
2M ago
Cath was joined by Kate Codrington in this episode. Cath and Kate talked about Kate’s path to motherhood, perimenopause in early postpartum, how Kate cares for and supports herself in her life and more. We also talked about breaking free from what the patriarchy says we are allowed and how we can empower ourselves with play, creativity and joy. Kate is a mentor, author, speaker, facilitator, artist and podcaster. The author of 'Second Spring: The Self-Care Guide to Menopause', which is part of the 'menopause cannon' according to the New York Times. Kate mentors people in perimenopause and bey ..read more
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