Mum Stress and Mental Health

with Katie Brown

Episode 24: Mum Stress and Mental Health


‘Time you enjoyed wasting, was not wasted.’

John Lennon

Restorative Yoga teacher and massage therapist Katie Brown focuses on Women’s well -being and mental health.
Many of us experience being ‘too busy’ – that sense of pressure to succeed and turn up for everything. Sometimes fuelled by unrealistic aspirational social messages, it can lead to feelings of inadequacy. This can have consequences for self and family.

Katie explains what is happening at a physiological level when we are stressed. She shares how we can move from this super stressed state and what we can do to support ourselves, whether we are feeling overwhelmed by the “everyday” kind of stress as we juggle the mental load of caring, or the big events that come from left field, like a child getting sick?

And why this matters so much?

As a very special gift for you, Katie takes us through one of her magical breathing and centering exercises so you can take a few minutes to experience deep relaxation.  Join us at 29:43 in this episode for Katie’s guided release breathing.

Stay until the end for some great, funny Tits Up stories from both Katie and Pinky.


Katie Brown Yoga

Katies beautiful book “Mother Me”

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More about our guest:

Katie Brown has been teaching yoga for more than 20 years and is the Vice President of the IYTA (International Yoga Teachers’ Association).

She is also a qualified massage therapist and teaches a unique blend of restorative yoga and gentle yoga flows to encourage a sense of deep relaxation, restoration and rejuvenation.

She is a mum of three teenagers, so she knows the value of staying healthy, calm and energised! She has written Mother Me – a mum’s guide to balance, wellbeing and harmony and her latest book is: Guided Relaxation – your essential guide to creating calm and she has created and presents the IYTA’s Restorative Yoga Teaching Training across Australia and worldwide.

See Katie’s classes and books at her website

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