#245 | “How Did I Not Know About This? The Power of OT.” | With Hollie Swanton

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Welcome, lovely mamas, to another nourishing episode of “The Happy Mama Movement Podcast.” Today we're diving deep into a conversation that may very well transform the way you see yourself, your body, and your journey through motherhood.

In this episode, we have the pleasure of chatting with the remarkable Hollie Swanton. Hollie is a Women's Health Occupational Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Mama Rising Facilitator. Hollie provides integrated mind-body support to women across the lifespan, with a special interest in the perinatal period, as they embark on navigating potent changes to their body, emotions, senses, environment (internally and externally), roles and routines.

Hollie supports women to track their nervous system, feelings and sensations in their bodies internally, so they can use meaningful action and agency in their lives externally.

Together, we explore the profound relationship between motherhood, self-identity, and the physical vessel we inhabit. Hollie's insights are a beacon of light, reminding us that our bodies are not just vessels but sources of knowledge and intuition.

We delve into the transformative journey of self-understanding, the power of reclaiming our bodies after childbirth, and the magic that unfolds when we connect with our inner selves. Hollie's wisdom shines through as she guides us on a path of self-compassion and nurturing that every mama deserves to experience, introducing us to the Psycho-sensory world that has been right under our noses all along, which might just help you explain some of your most puzzling behaviors.

So, grab your favorite drink, find a cozy spot, and let's embark on this enlightening conversation with Hollie. It's a journey of self-discovery, body wisdom, and empowerment that you won't want to miss.

I'm so glad you're here with us.

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WATCH THE FULL AUDIO/ VISUAL VERSION HERE: https://youtu.be/sDJX-Ql6Ocg

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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOLLIE:

Hollie provides both 1:1 services via telehealth and in-person sessions in Cairns, Far North Queensland. As a Mental health-endorsed Occupational Therapist, Hollie is able to provide subsidized support covered in part by Medicare in Australia. Hollie provides workshops and yoga/connection classes to experience mindfulness and ‘bodyfulness'. Hollie is available for support both online and in person.

www.hollieswanton.com.au

Instagram @hollieswanton_ot

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-How motherhood changes your core identity

-What the ‘Inner Split' is, and how to come to terms with this change within you

-How to stop being torn between all the roles you have to play

-How to see yourself, your body, and all your relationships differently

-How to stop being so hard on yourself and, in turn, stop being so resentful towards your loved ones

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Within these conversations, we change the way mothers are valued and seen in our society and spread the whispers of Matrescence together.

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[TIME STAMPS]

[00:00] – Acknowledgements

[00:40] – Intro

[02:25] – How Didn't I know About This?!

[04:23] – A Shock to the System

[06:43] – Pregnancy Loss & Finding Onelsef

[11:08] – Practicing OT

[14:51] – To Begin Again

[19:07] – Doing, Being, Becoming, Belonging

[21:21] – Gathering Yourself

[24:35] – Psycho-Sensory (Mind/Body)

[28:00] – Parting Words

[30:45] – Outro

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I'm a matrescence activist - here to revolutionise the way you feel about yourself as a mama, and transform the way the world values and supports all mothers, everywhere.

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