Geelong Business Connect with its Community ~ Episode 64 ~ My Conversation with Ben Flynn

Ben Flynn is the CEO of the Geelong Chamber of Commerce and has a background in marketing, accounting and finance and has worked in many places across the world. His conversation is about businesses in Geelong are well connected to their community. This is his conversation.

[3:38] My Connection to Marketing 101
[5:40] Enjoying Connections with People
[7:38] Connecting to Nature ~ Outback
[10:20] Connecting to the Simplicity of Nature
[11:25] Experiences of Nature feeds My Resilience
[14:16] Being in the Present Moment
[16:03] Men Connecting to Simplicity of Nature
[18:33] Learning from Women’s Connections?
[21:53] My Connection to Branding 101
[24:07] Staff connecting to Purpose Driven Businesses
[25:48] Larger Companies Connecting Back to Communities
[27:31] Uniqueness of Geelong Business Community Connection

Connecting to Our Community ~ Episode 61 ~ My Conversation with Martin Duke

Martin Duke is a councillor with the Surf Coast Shire. He has been councillor for now for nearly three years and enjoys every moment of it. He’s been with the CFA, the (Country Fire Association) for the past 20 years. He is actively engaged and connected to our community.

[0:49] Enjoying Connections with People
[1:59] Men and Connection are they connected to themselves?
[3:21] Men’s Social Conditioning Is Very Questionable
[6:06] Connections Improves My Well-Being
[8:38] Connection Is Vital
[11:26] Connecting in Childhood Makes it Natural for Me
[13:27] Connections Create Energy
[14:46] Connection to our Communities
[16:39] We need Connections
[21:00] Connecting to Men’s Health & Well-being is Changing
[26:01] Men connect to emotions rather than Bottling them
[32:25] Connecting to Aliveness Within

Connecting to All Of Me ~ Episode 60 ~ My Conversation with Nicole Scott

Nicole is a mental health advocate with Headspace and has found that the best way to connect to herself is by giving to others. Nicole has found a deep connection to this and it lights her world up. Nicole is studying life coaching with the Life Coaching Institute in Melbourne and is soon to be moving into a Social Work degree studying at Deakin.

[0:58] Connecting to Myself by Sitting with & letting be.
[2:15] Connecting to the ‘Comfort within my Discomfort’
[4:47] Connecting & Healing Our Inner Child Wounds
[6:33] Making time to notice & connect to our Inner Self
[10:12] Hearts Flow-state Connection to Others
[10:39] Community Connection Imperative to our Well-Being
[15:05] Flow-state is a Deeper Love & Connection
[17:09] Our Flow-state managers our Personality Boardroom
[18:06] Connecting to What Intuitively comes to Consciousness
[21:03] Connecting to our Loving Presence
[24:39] My Connection to Love
[26:11] Intellectual Brain & Our Emotional Brain
[31:14] Connection to Courage in Our Vulnerability

Connecting to my Inner Child ~ Episode 58 ~ My Conversation with Theo Demetriou

Theo Demetriou is an open hearted man who has learnt so much in his journey with his children. His self-development journey has been to heal his inner child. Theo is a metal artist who is producing some beautiful sacred geometry. He connected with us all at the World Heart of Connection Day and this is his Heart of Connection conversation.
[0:46] Learning to Connect ~ Listening to my Children
[3:29] Disconnecting from our Childhood
[6:33] Connecting to the Inner Child
[7:49] Men’s Vulnerability an Unsafe Space?
[11:40] Connecting to our Loving Flow-State
[12:17] Losing Ego in Love Flow-State
[13:31] What prevents Men & our Connections?
[17:50] Learning from the Pain of our Disconnections
[20:11] Connecting to our Aliveness
[23:10] Connecting to our Deep ‘All That Is’
[28:37] Men’s connecting to different forms of Mindfulness
[32:16] Connecting to Positive Childhood Memories

Connecting to Transition Streets in Geelong ~ Episode 54 ~ My Conversation with Monica Winston

Monica Winston is the coordinator of transition streets in Geelong. She was originally a founding member of Geelong Sustainability in 2007. Following building Geelong Sustainability she went through to coordinate the transition streets in Geelong, which is part of the global transition movement started in Ireland.

[0:46] Connection to Permaculture ~ my pivot point
[3:35] Connection to my Awakening Network Community
[6:57] My Grounding & Centering Connection
[9:51] Connecting to our Light & Dark of Healing
[10:44] Connecting to more my Compassion & Open Heart
[13:13] Energy of Aliveness and Freedom Within
[15:39] My Transformative Connection of pure Awareness
[20:52] Connecting to the Subtle Power of Meditation
[22:48] Owning what we Project onto Mother Earth
[26:52] My Daily Meditation ~ I connect within
[28:25] Connecting to Life as a Whole Meditation

Connection to Self through Meditation ~ Episode 43 ~ My conversation with Mary McIntyre

It is such a pleasure to have a conversation with Mary McIntyre. Mary is a somatic psychotherapist and also leads Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Meditation (MBSR) and provides ongoing mentoring supervision to new teachers. Her “eat, love, pray” journey in 1980s that invited her into a deep meditation process.

[2:03] Connection to the self – Meditation offers
[3:32] Interested in the Abstract & different religions
[4:00] My own “Eat, Pray, Love” journey to Meditation
[6:28] Living Longer In Sri Lanka
[9:44] Connection to protected loving space
[10:46] Connection to a Flow State – It’s the “in-between”
[13:17] The ‘in-between’ is always there – but am I aware of it?
[16:29] Are people looking for connection through technology?
[20:08] Oh, the word ‘Human Connection’
[26:05] Its mindfulness – awareness of attention
[27:39] Connection to freedom in the knowing

Connection Deepens through Self Enquiry ~ Episode 36 ~ My conversation with Jan Edmitson

Jan Edmitson has been a wonderful teacher to many Transpersonal & Experiential Psychotherapist. For many years she co-operated a training centre in Tasmania for personal inner growth work and training practitioners to become psychotherapists. Her deep knowledge of and self and her beautiful sense of humour are so endearing. This is her conversation.
[3:26] Connection to our Community
[3:32] Heart Not Connected ~ Not connect to myself
[5:20] Reconnection to my Heart
[6:43] Judging Myself & Others
[7:51] An Inner Journey of Personal Work
[9:01] Softening to my Tears
[9:56] My Tears are a Blessing
[10:50] Connecting to myself as I Soften
[12:03] Word Love incredibly Precious
[13:48] Heart of Connection – I’ve become connected
[15:19] Holotropic Breathwork
[21:08] Connection Sparkles through my Eyes
[23:56] Freedom within my Loving Heart
[25:20] The Gift of Open Hearts
[29:32] Loving Compassion for all those parts of myself

Episode 35~Nature is My Gift to Self Connection – My conversation with Deb Collins

At National Gathering of Transpersonal & Experiential Psychotherapists Association Deb Collins from Conscious Works was invited as a co-facilitator to guide the members through a process of change. Her guidance and understanding of the processing space of change facilitated a deep sense of safety and connection. Here is her ‘Heart of Connection’ conversation.

[0:13] Connection to Encourage Others In Self Discovery
[1:03] Journey of Self Discovery
[2:45] Disconnection Experience
[3:52] My Internal Driver
[4:52] Connecting to Nature
[6:28] Body Connection in Nature
[7:22] A Presence of Being instead of Doing
[9:22] Present Awareness
[15:26] Connecting to Mother Earth
[21:33] Freedom of Mind is the Connection to Nature
[22:54] Drawn to Surfing
[26:00] Connections Energetic Gift to Self
[27:53] Advice to Younger People