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She's Out There

She's Out There is a podcast created for Tasmanian women about sexual and reproductive health.

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Meditation with Valerie

Join mindfulness meditation practitioner, Valerie as she guides you through several different styles of meditation and helps you understand the neuroscience that makes meditation so good for us!

Meditation with Valerie is a program of Women’s Health Tasmania. 

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5th Jan, 2022 / Meditation with Valerie

Episode 7b: Riverbank meditation

Practice sitting on the riverbank, feel that restful place. Soon you will be able to access this calming place when you are out and about, living your busy life … because it is within you.  Be willing to give yourself moments of rest. 

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5th Jan, 2022 / Meditation with Valerie

Episode 7a: Introduction to riverbank meditation

The chatterbox mind is like a river, ceaselessly flowing and churning. This meditation helps you to get familiar with a different aspect of mind. This is your witnessing mind; it does not judge nor get swept away. It has a spacious, very restful quality. 

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5th Jan, 2022 / Meditation with Valerie

Episode 6b: Naming your thoughts meditation

This meditation offers a powerful circuit   breaker for those counter-productive stories we keep telling ourselves. When we drop the story, we drop the judgements and the fixed ideas too. Therein lies the possibility for something new, to create a new pathway. 

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5th Jan, 2022 / Meditation with Valerie

Episode 6a: Introduction to naming your thoughts

Not only is the chatterbox mind a story making mined with a negative bias, in the absence of information it makes stuff up. This combination often turns out badly and we keep telling ourselves the same unhelpful stories. Name them … see them more clearly.  

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5th Jan, 2022 / Meditation with Valerie

Episode 5: Short meditation

If you are looking for a quick refresh, this could be just the thing. You will still be ticking all the boxes – checking in with your body, leaning into self-care, increasing your attention, and better managing stress as well. 

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15th Dec, 2021 / Meditation with Valerie

Episode 4: Body Scan

A body scan is restful and restorative. It also allows for a different mind body conversation. Your body does not have language, it has memory and emotion, in the form of sensation. Be willing, be curious to listen … this will help your body to release its own stress. 

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30th Nov, 2021 / Meditation with Valerie

Episode 3: Simple Meditation

Meditation is a kind of strength training. Be patient – simple doesn’t mean easy. Be on the look-out for positive benefits throughout the day, and maybe more restful nights as well. 

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15th Nov, 2021 / Meditation with Valerie

Episode 2: Introduction to Meditation

Here are some tips to help you make the most of your time on the cushion, chair or floor. This will help you to start well, and if you start well, you are more likely to continue.  Meditation helps develop your attention, but your intention is also important. 

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19th Oct, 2021 / Meditation with Valerie

Episode 1: Short meditation and discussion

Valerie offers a short meditation with extracts from a discussion about what just happened inside your brain and body. The chatterbox mind is a story making mind with an inbuilt negative bias. Discover some of the physical and psychological benefits in learning how to unhook.

8th Oct, 2020 / She's Out There

Episode 6a: Getting help when sex is painful – Dr Sue Mallett

In this final episode in the series, Dr Sue talks with Women’s Health Tasmania CEO Jo Flanagan about the things that can cause painful sex – vaginismus, vulvodynia or just not being into it.