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The aim of this podcast is to educate and assist listeners on their journey to better understand, invest into and improve their individual wellbeing, in what has been a challenging year for us all. PukaUp Founder & AFL legend Wayne Schwass, draws on his personal 26 year wellbeing journey to combine authentic and genuine storytelling with skill-based learning through inspiring conversations with a wide variety of world-class wellbeing experts, thought leaders and qualified practitioners to ex ...
 
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Connection – what is it, why do we need it, why is it so important to us and what’s the relationship between connection and our health? Shelley Laslett a neuroscience coach, social scientist, international speaker and an expert in the area of connection. In this episode we explore the relationship between connection and a healthy mind, how connecti…
 
It takes a special kind of person to be a full time carer. Someone willing to to put the needs of another person ahead of their own. Someone who is selfless, compassionate who is prepared to sacrifice a career, their identity and future opportunities. I don’t think I could do it, but Kris Pierce has done it and continues to be the full time carer o…
 
Professor Harriet Hiscock, is a consultant paediatrician and National Health & Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellow. She is the Associate Director, Research at the Centre for Community Child Health, Director of the Royal Children's Hospital Health Services Research Unit and Group Leader, Health Services, Murdoch Children's Research Institut…
 
Meeta Singh is a Physician who applies Sleep Science to enhance physical and mental performance, assisting athletes within the NBA, NHL, NFL and MLB. Today, Meeta discusses how and why sleep is such an important tool for high level performance, and that improving the one-third of our life that we spend asleep really can give us the extra percentage…
 
Bec Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, a Masters in Psychology & Neuroscience & Certificates in Meditation Teaching and Nutrition. Bec works with some of the country’s most recognisable and successful organisations helping companies deliver a range of evidence-based wellbeing and wellness workshops as well as consulting with businesses to …
 
In the second of two episodes, Mental Health Advocate and Endocrinology GP, Dr Izzy Smith, talks about the importance of reframing our mindset towards physical activity, why it’s important to exercise because you love your body not because you hate it. Izzy also explains that burnout which is an overuse injury that requires time to recover, how all…
 
Dr Izzy Smith is an Endocrinology Doctor with a passion for sharing health advice that is easy to digest, promoting evidenced-based advice on exercise, nutrition and medicine whilst busting silly health myths by calling out some of the dangerous fads in the wellness and weight loss industry. Izzy is a passionate advocate for mental health she is a …
 
David Cunnington is a Specialist Sleep Physician, diagnosing and treating sleep disorders out of his clinic in Melbourne, as well as via his podcast, Sleep Hub. https://drdavidcunnington.com.au/ Today, David discusses with me the strange cultural hangups we have about sleep, such as it being associated with weakness, when in reality it is one of th…
 
Dr. Ashton Wilson holds a Bachelor of Biomedical Science, with a major in Anatomy and Physiology as well as a Bachelor of Clinical Science and a two year Masters of Osteopathy. Ashton shares a genuine passion in her role as an Osteopath focusing on movement, strength training, functional assessment, rehabilitation and helping people achieve their i…
 
Tom Harkin is one of Australia’s pre-eminent facilitators and executive coaches. Tom is also the founder of Tomorrow Man, a social enterprise aimed at starting a conversation among men, both young and old, to reinvent masculinity by challenging traditional stereotypes and training emotional muscle. In this episode, Tom shares his why, how he wanted…
 
Stacey Copas is an inspiration. Left a quadriplegic at the age of 12, Stacey has set out to empower those around her. An author and speaker, Stacey provides the tools to build resilience in our rapidly changing world, turn change and adversity into opportunities, and to create high performance culture. In this episode Stacey talks candidly about ho…
 
Dr David Cunnington, is a specialist sleep physician delivering quality healthcare to clients with complex sleep problems and promoting sleep health through education, research and advocacy. David has a passion for all things sleep, and with his breadth of experience and training, is devoted to helping to develop the field of sleep medicine as well…
 
In part 2 of our interview with psychologist, researcher, speaker, author and world leader in the field of Positive Psychology, Prof Lea Waters, explains how she is finally in a good space after nearly three decades of counselling, that emotions happen in our physiology not our hearts, how society confuses anger with aggression, why mindfulness is …
 
Lea Waters AM, PhD, is a psychologist, researcher, speaker and author. She’s one of the world’s leading experts on Positive Education, Positive Organizations, and Strength-Based Parenting and Teaching. As a University researcher, Lea turns her science into strength-based strategies to help organizations, educators and parents around the world build…
 
David Williams is a Research Professor at the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University who has worked on a number of NASA’s Robotic Missions and is currently an investigator with NASA’s Psyche mission. The Psyche Mission is an orbiter mission that aims to learn about the origins of planetary cores by exploring the metallic …
 
The current pandemic is affecting people around the world and having a significant impact on their sleep. We discuss changes in sleep seen during the pandemic and strategies people can use to help improve their sleep during this difficult time. Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (Sleep Physician) host the monthly podcast, …
 
Robert Degle has an Educational History in Philosophy, a Current John Danaher Brown Belt and is the Soon-To-Be Jiu Jitsu Coach at Evolve MMA in Singapore. https://www.instagram.com/robertdeglebjj/ "We’ve left serious thinking to the side in favour of intentionally esoteric bewilderment to get tenure. We’re just playing games with words at this poin…
 
Pregnancy can be a challenging time, particularly for women with sleep disorders such as narcolepsy who rely on medications to manage symptoms. There isn't clear information to guide either women or their healthcare providers on what to do during pregnancy. To discuss managing women with narcolepsy during pregnancy we spoke to Dr Michael Thorpy fro…
 
Healthcare workers often have to work shifts that can incorporate long hours and working at times they would normally be sleeping. This can lead to fatigue, sleep difficulties and impact health and performance. To understand these factors and how research is working towards finding solutions we interview Dr Julia Stone of Monash University. Dr Moir…
 
Stephan Kesting is a BJJ Black Belt and Firefighter with an academic background in Biology who has recently completed a 1,000 mile solo Canoe Trip through Canada’s Arctic. For more: https://www.grapplearts.com/ "Just as you wouldn't take, necessarily, financial advice form your dentist, or take car mechanic advice from your doctor, you probably sho…
 
Fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers, like many shift-workers, face significant problems with sleep and mental and physical health. To discuss the issues facing FIFO workers we interview Dr Ian Dunican of Sleep4Performance, Melius Consulting and University of Western Australia. Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (Sleep Physician)…
 
During times of uncertainty, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, sleep can be challenging. To help with sleep during this time, we discuss simple strategies you can implement to help your sleep and mental health. Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (Sleep Physician) host the monthly podcast, Sleep Talk - Talking all thin…
 
Many people experience trauma in their lives, and a significant proportion develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Traumatic experiences can have a significant effect on sleep, causing sleep disturbance, nightmares and a fear of going to bed. There are evidence-based treatments available that can help to reduce the impact of PTSD on sleep. T…
 
Why do teenagers have trouble with sleep? What can be done about it? To help answer these questions we talk with Assoc Prof Margot Davey, Director of the Melbourne Children's Sleep Centre at Monash Children's Hospital. Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (Sleep Physician) host the monthly podcast, Sleep Talk - Talking all t…
 
When the weather gets warm it can be harder to sleep. But what does the heat actually do to sleep and what can be done to help sleep better on hot nights? To help answer these questions we talk with Dr Kazue Okamoto-Mizuno from Tohoku Fukoshi Univeristy, Sendai, Japan. Dr Okamoto-Mizuno has researched the relationship between sleep and temperature …
 
What is social time and what happens when it is out of sync with sun time and our own internal time? Daylight saving time is an example of social time, that can have significant consequences on health. We discuss social time and daylight saving time with Prof Till Roenneberg, researcher and author, who has a long research career in sleep and biolog…
 
Daniele Bolelli is a Historian, Author and Storyteller with his very popular "History on Fire" Podcast. "I don't think most people are evil, I think most people are weak". On today's episode, Konner and Daniele discuss some of the most infamous characters that have left a blaze through history. how legends become legends, and mostly, about the natu…
 
Medicinal cannabinoids are being increasingly prescribed for a range of conditions including sleep. Do cannabinoids help sleep? How are they prescribed? We discuss the use of medicinal cannabinoids with Dr Karen Hitchcock, physician and author, who has considerable experience in the use of cannabinoids. Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr D…
 
Lisa Harvey-Smith is an Astronomer, Women in STEM Ambassador to the Australian Government, an advisor for the Australian space agency as well as an author and broadcaster. Lisaharveysmith.com On this episode, Konner and Lisa discuss her new kids book, Under the stars, astrophysics for bed time. Lisa also discusses her road map for implementing chan…
 
Tracking sleep over time can give helpful insights into sleep patterns and ways of improving sleep. This month we discuss the latest technologies for tracking sleep and interesting ways these technologies are being used in research with our guest James Slater from University of Western Australia. Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cu…
 
Highlights from the Sleep Down Under 2019 meeting in Sydney. For our monthly in-depth podcast Sleep Talk, go to SleepHub.com.au, subscribe via Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app, or download the Sleep Talk app from the iOS app store. Links: Sleep DownUnder - conference website Medicinal cannabis use in Australia See omnystudio.com/policie…
 
Highlights from the Sleep Down Under 2019 meeting in Sydney. For our monthly in-depth podcast Sleep Talk, go to SleepHub.com.au, subscribe via Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast app, or download the Sleep Talk app from the iOS app store. Links: Sleep DownUnder - conference website Medicinal cannabis use in Australia…
 
What is sleep hygiene? Does it work? Can we be too careful about sleep? We discuss the pros and cons of sleep hygiene and put its role in perspective. Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (Sleep Physician) host the monthly podcast, Sleep Talk - Talking all things sleep. Leave a review and subscribe via Apple Podcasts Audio T…
 
Jack and Ada are Political commentators and hosts of their own podcast, Totally Unprepared Politics. twitter.com/thetupshow Today's episode of the podcast is very relevant in this Topsy-Turvy world, and the guys discuss a very broad range of topics. Jack and Ada layout some potential benefits to Brexit, as well as where it currently stands. They al…
 
Is sharing a bed with a partner good for sleep? On one level partners can be noisy, move around and be the cause of sleep disruption. But on the other hand, they can provide a sense of security and closeness. This month we discuss the pros and cons of sharing a bed. Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (Sleep Physician) host…
 
Tristan Rose is an Ex-Australian Army Soldier and the founder of Blind Tiger Yoga. Tristan’s military career spanned 10 years and multiple deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan, which led him to develop Blind Tiger Yoga, an organisation whose mission is to provide Yoga to Military, Veterans and Emergency First Responders in order to provide a me…
 
Connor Wander is an Alzheimer's Disease researcher specialising in GABA Neural Networks, and is one of the founders of "Straight from a Scientist", a Science Communication Network which works to communicate science to both academics and the wider public. https://www.straightfromascientist.com/ "To me, that’s the most terrifying thing about Alzheime…
 
Alcohol is commonly used as a sleep aid, but does it really help sleep? We talk with Dr Rowan Ogeil about the impact of alcohol on sleep as well as other health effects. Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (Sleep Physician) host the monthly podcast, Sleep Talk, talking all things sleep. Leave a review and subscribe via Appl…
 
Hear the latest updates on sleep research from the Sleep 2019 meeting. In this episode we talk with Dr Simon Frenkel about the latest research in sleep. Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (Sleep Physician) host the monthly podcast, Sleep Talk, talking all things sleep. Leave a review and subscribe via Apple Podcasts Audio …
 
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