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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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Latest Episodes

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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.

24th Sep, 2020 / She's Out There

Episode 6: Getting help when sex is painful - Continence and Women's Health Physiotherapist Rachel Andrew

Women’s Health Tasmania CEO Jo Flanagan talks with Women’s Health Physiotherapist Rachel Andrew about the very hopeful news on treatment for women who experience painful sex.

10th Sep, 2020 / She's Out There

Episode 5: Termination of pregnancy in Tasmania

The termination of a pregnancy is a huge, difficult and sometimes frightening decision. In this episode, Women's Health Tasmania CEO Jo Flanagan and Launceston GP Dr Sue Mallett explain what is involved for any Tasmanian woman researching this decision.

27th Aug, 2020 / She's Out There

Episode 4a: Bivisability, the importance of community and some helpful advice for health professionals

Women's Health Tasmania Health worker Jen talks about bivisibilty, the importance of community connection as well as some helpful advice for health professionals wanting to be more inclusive in their practice.

13th Aug, 2020 / She's Out There

Episode 4b: Bonus - Advice from Dr Sue about safe sex and cervical screening if you are sexually active

Launceston GP Dr Sue Mallett has a special interest in sexual and reproductive health. In this bonus episode, she gives helpful advice about safe sex and the importance of cervical screening for anyone with a cervix who is sexually active.