Allison Davies is a brain care specialist, Neurologic Music Therapist, educator, advocate, speaker, mum and wife. Today Allison chats with Karly about her lived experience of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder, and shares tips and tricks for reducing overwhelm and tools for managing anxiety.
Allison was named a 2016 National AMP Tomorrow Maker for her contribution to creating a better tomorrow for Australian families. In 2018 Allison received third place in both the ‘Women Will Change the World’ and ‘Making a Difference’ National AusMumpreneur Awards.
2:04 Karly and Allison agree on the value of sharing lived experiences of mental health challenges.
4:42 Allison uncovers the limitations with the current therapeutic model in which children are helped with their sensory processing disorder. She shares her fresh, educational approach focused on brain care and empowering parents to be the changemakers for their child.
8:01 Allison gets...
Karly chats with Emily Ann Peterson - songwriter, creative consultant, bestselling author of “Bare Naked Bravery” - about the bravery and courage it takes to be your creative self.
3:15 Karly introduces her guest and Emily provides a little background on how she came to write Bare Naked Bravery.
6:50 Emily provides the elements needed for an act of bravery.
9:25 Karly and Emily riff on the relationship between courage and creativity.
15:50 Emily shares how powerful it can be to give yourself permission to make a small change. Karly uncovers the simplicity of being the thing you want to be.
21:55 Karly and Emily chat about where the enjoyment in creativity lies and how expectations can affect it.
25:25 Some common misconceptions about the way engaging in creativity and bravely might look.
30:30 Karly and Emily shed some light on the imperfection and frustration that exist in the natural progression from sucking to skilful.
36:40 A beautiful reframe for those who judge...
After a 10 year journey through the challenges of depression and anxiety, Karly Nimmo (host of the No.1 iTunes hit, Karlosophies) is exploring all things creativity, self expression and mental wellbeing on this brand new podcast, Make Some Noise.
In future episodes, Karly will be chatting with Psychologists, Art and Music Therapists, and people who have experienced mental illness, about the impact of creativity and self expression on mental health and an overall sense of meaning and purpose. But in this episode Karly shares a little of her own story and what brought her to start Make Some Noise.
Head to karlynimmo.com to access Karly's free Find Your Freq audio course.