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Hong Kong Confidential

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Hong Kong Confidential

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Hong Kong Confidential is a podcast designed to educate and entertain. Jules Hannaford interviews interesting people in Hong Kong about their lives, personal journeys and secrets. Guests share their wisdom, experiences and insights with our audience. Guests include a doula, a dating and relationship coach, community leaders, LGBTQ+ activists, human rights defenders, abuse survivors, psychologists, life coaches, recovered addicts, authors, a fire fighter, a matchmaker, accomplished business women and many more. They all have fascinating stories to share.

Latest Episodes

125| HandsOn Hong Kong

Sue Toomey has more than 20 years of experience running businesses and supporting global causes. As Executive Director for HandsOn Hong Kong, Sue's focus is developing the strategic direction and leading the team to mobilize and empower the community to volunteer. HandsOn Hong Kong works with a huge number of charities and NGO's across Hong Kong and they encourage people to make a difference and bring the community together to focus on social needs. Sue shares her personal experiences that led her to be someone who wants to help others. She also talks about the huge impact that she and her team of volunteers have had on the Hong Kong community. Her story is inspirational and she is an awesome role model for others. HandsOn Hong Kong: https://www.handsonhongkong.org/ Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. Thanks for taking the time to check out the page https://www.p...

42 MIN5 d ago
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125| HandsOn Hong Kong

124| The Gut Brain Connection

Ray Heath is a Psychology teacher with a personal interest in gut and brain health, often referred to as the gut-brain axis. Ray talks to us about how we can use the science of psychology to be the best that we can be. We explore the influence of emotions on memory and look at different holistic approaches to health. Ray explains that the mind, body and gut health is all interconnected. Nature verses nurture is a very interesting topic, along with thought regulation and links to gut health and managing anxiety. We delve into microbiome and how it contributes to regulating our stress response. The role that the gut plays in a person' psychological well-being is huge. We discuss menopause, HRT and how gut health can improve symptoms during this time. Ray explains how gut serotonin can regulate digestion, immunity and the nervous system. Finally, we explore habit change and how we can address this as individuals. Ray Heath: https://www.facebook.com/Psychexcite/ Please visit my Patreon ...

62 MIN1 w ago
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124| The Gut Brain Connection

123| Redefining Success

REPURPOSED CONTENT- for the Christmas break. Tricia Yap is a holistic coach who encompasses physical training, nutrition, positive psychology and lifestyle choices in her work with her clients. She is an MMA fighter and founder of the Warrior Academy in Hong Kong. Tricia has faced her share of difficulties in her life ranging from being bullied as a child in Australia to dealing with an acrimonious divorce, which made her question her self-worth on many levels. She harnessed these negative experiences to redefine her success by overcoming feelings of shame, guilt, anger and inadequacy. She has worked hard to be a better version of herself and now helps others to achieve this same success by teaching people to invest in their own health and wellbeing. Tricia explains how we can learn from our failures and how we must not define success based on what other people think of us. She shares a great 5 step prioritisation exercise with us that can help us to think about where we are placing...

59 MIN2 w ago
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123| Redefining Success

122| Stroke

EREPURPOSED CONTENT for the Christmas break- Kate McAlister was a fit and healthy 31-year-old early childhood educator from California working in Hong Kong, when she had a stroke. At first, she was misdiagnosed and sent home with a migraine but eventually after a whole night of vomiting, she went back to the hospital and was finally diagnosed with having a stroke. She shares her difficult journey in relation to returning to work too quickly and realising she needed to head home to stay with her parents to recuperate. Whilst back in The States, Kate pursued more medical advice by seeing other doctors and specialists, one of which whom made a connection with her stroke and the death of her aunt at 37, who passed away from a dissection in her heart- a similar occurrence to Kate's stroke. Kate explores her journey with grief and loss as she had to come to terms with the fact that her body was not the same as it used to be, and her lifestyle had changed dramatically given that she was an ...

65 MIN3 w ago
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122| Stroke

121| Let's Talk About Sex

EREPURPOSED CONTENT for the Christmas break- Valentina Tudose joins me to talk about sex with a focus on educating young people so they have more positive relationships. She explains why it is important to educate teens about respect and consent by teaching them about values and the need to have high self worth. We live in a hyper-sexualised society, where sexting and pornography are prevalent. Valentina advises parents’ ways in which they can discuss these issues with their children and educate them on how to develop their relationships skills. We talk about sexual pressure and how important it is to set boundaries. Managing emotions is an important part of sexual relationships and Valentina gives us tips on how to do this. Valentina discuses sex positive resources with us and is full of wonderful advice on topic of sex and relationships. “Awareness is the foundation of becoming well adjusted people who can function successfully in relationships.” Happy Ever After: https://happye...

59 MIN2019 DEC 21
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121| Let's Talk About Sex

120| Surviving the Tsunami

EREPURPOSED CONTENT for the Christmas break- Temmy Maclean and her 63-year-old mother were caught in the 2004 Tsunami in Thailand. This is the first time that Temmy has shared her story publicly. Temmy talks about the fear she felt and how she came to terms with the fact that she was going to die. She and 64 other people were stranded on Bamboo Island after being caught in the Tsunami during a day trip to Phi Phi Island. She and her mother went into self-preservation mode whilst being in a heightened state of sheer terror. Temmy explains the impact that this near-death experience had on both her and her mother and how she dealt with the trauma at the time and when she returned to her life in Hong Kong. This is a powerful example of human strength in the face of a devastating natural disaster. Temmy’s story will have you on the edge of your seat. A Listener Note: This podcast explores some distressing themes- listener discretion is advised. Please visit my Patreon page if you would l...

71 MIN2019 DEC 14
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120| Surviving the Tsunami

119| Chinese Convo

EJing speaks to me about her Chinese culture, traditions and upbringing for International Podcast Day 2019. She shares her life story with a focus on the one child policy in China, her schooling, family life and some of her favourite memories. Jing explains some of the more difficult parts of her childhood and how she has overcome these struggles. Jing has a German boyfriend and she shares how this intercultural relationship has been received by her family and how she and her boyfriend have managed to adjust to each others cultural differences. Jing explains the differences between living in China and Hong Kong. Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. Thanks for taking the time to check out the page https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidential?alert=2 Email: jules@hongkongconfidential.net Webpage: https://www.auscastnetwork.com/home/hong-kong-confidential Facebook: ht...

47 MIN2019 DEC 7
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119| Chinese Convo

118| Healing with Hypnotherapy

Nivedita Ramanujam is pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a qualified counsellor. She is qualified in EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness and Meditation. She is also a certified Hypnotherapist. Nivedita blends Western psychology and Eastern healing traditions including mindfulness and meditation. Nivedita shares her knowledge about treating many mental health issues in her work as a counsellor. We focus a great deal on hypnotherapy and the impact that it can have on individuals. Nivedita explains the techniques she uses, the ways that hypnotherapy can benefit people from all walks of life and explains some of the myths surrounding this healing practice. This is a fascinating topic and an insightful interview with a passionate practitioner. Nivedita Ramanujam: https://www.otandp.com/our-practitioners/nivedita-ramanujam?hsLang=en Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards to offer my supporter...

38 MIN2019 NOV 30
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118| Healing with Hypnotherapy

117| The Teen Dynamo

Karl Lam is an entrepreneur, journalist and a go-getter yet he is still in high school. He is passionate about mental health and is the founder of Live Well Sell Well, a community empowerment initiative, focusing on empowering women, entrepreneurs and self-starters with skills in media and marketing, whilst also spreading awareness about healthy living and well-being. Karl works in digital marketing and is also a TEDx speaker. Karl was named Hong Kong's Youngest PR Powerhouse by WeWork & Social Space Magazine's Changemaker. Karl shares his wisdom and reminds us that taking risks and putting yourself out there can yield great results. Karl is an old soul in a young body. I learnt a lot from this teen dynamo. Karl Lam: xylamkarl@gmail.com Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. Thanks for taking the time to check out the page https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidentia...

42 MIN2019 NOV 23
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117| The Teen Dynamo

116| Grappling with Grief

ESofie was one of three siblings but sadly both of her sisters passed away when she was young. She shares the traumatic stories of her sisters’ deaths and her journey through grief as she dealt with these tragic life events. We delve deeply into the notion of grief, coping strategies and the impact on the whole family and how each person dealt with grief differently. Sofie internalised her grief after the death of her first sister and became very stoic, this suppression of her grief meant that when her second sister died, she was impacted intensely. We discuss the benefits of counselling to help a person to “struggle effectively” to manage their grief. This is a moving and thoughtful exploration of one woman’s personal take on grief and loss. Sofie is now a midwife and helps bring new souls into the world. Sofie Jacobs: https://www.urban-hatch.com/ Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards...

55 MIN2019 NOV 16
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116| Grappling with Grief

Latest Episodes

125| HandsOn Hong Kong

Sue Toomey has more than 20 years of experience running businesses and supporting global causes. As Executive Director for HandsOn Hong Kong, Sue's focus is developing the strategic direction and leading the team to mobilize and empower the community to volunteer. HandsOn Hong Kong works with a huge number of charities and NGO's across Hong Kong and they encourage people to make a difference and bring the community together to focus on social needs. Sue shares her personal experiences that led her to be someone who wants to help others. She also talks about the huge impact that she and her team of volunteers have had on the Hong Kong community. Her story is inspirational and she is an awesome role model for others. HandsOn Hong Kong: https://www.handsonhongkong.org/ Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. Thanks for taking the time to check out the page https://www.p...

42 MIN5 d ago
Comments
125| HandsOn Hong Kong

124| The Gut Brain Connection

Ray Heath is a Psychology teacher with a personal interest in gut and brain health, often referred to as the gut-brain axis. Ray talks to us about how we can use the science of psychology to be the best that we can be. We explore the influence of emotions on memory and look at different holistic approaches to health. Ray explains that the mind, body and gut health is all interconnected. Nature verses nurture is a very interesting topic, along with thought regulation and links to gut health and managing anxiety. We delve into microbiome and how it contributes to regulating our stress response. The role that the gut plays in a person' psychological well-being is huge. We discuss menopause, HRT and how gut health can improve symptoms during this time. Ray explains how gut serotonin can regulate digestion, immunity and the nervous system. Finally, we explore habit change and how we can address this as individuals. Ray Heath: https://www.facebook.com/Psychexcite/ Please visit my Patreon ...

62 MIN1 w ago
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124| The Gut Brain Connection

123| Redefining Success

REPURPOSED CONTENT- for the Christmas break. Tricia Yap is a holistic coach who encompasses physical training, nutrition, positive psychology and lifestyle choices in her work with her clients. She is an MMA fighter and founder of the Warrior Academy in Hong Kong. Tricia has faced her share of difficulties in her life ranging from being bullied as a child in Australia to dealing with an acrimonious divorce, which made her question her self-worth on many levels. She harnessed these negative experiences to redefine her success by overcoming feelings of shame, guilt, anger and inadequacy. She has worked hard to be a better version of herself and now helps others to achieve this same success by teaching people to invest in their own health and wellbeing. Tricia explains how we can learn from our failures and how we must not define success based on what other people think of us. She shares a great 5 step prioritisation exercise with us that can help us to think about where we are placing...

59 MIN2 w ago
Comments
123| Redefining Success

122| Stroke

EREPURPOSED CONTENT for the Christmas break- Kate McAlister was a fit and healthy 31-year-old early childhood educator from California working in Hong Kong, when she had a stroke. At first, she was misdiagnosed and sent home with a migraine but eventually after a whole night of vomiting, she went back to the hospital and was finally diagnosed with having a stroke. She shares her difficult journey in relation to returning to work too quickly and realising she needed to head home to stay with her parents to recuperate. Whilst back in The States, Kate pursued more medical advice by seeing other doctors and specialists, one of which whom made a connection with her stroke and the death of her aunt at 37, who passed away from a dissection in her heart- a similar occurrence to Kate's stroke. Kate explores her journey with grief and loss as she had to come to terms with the fact that her body was not the same as it used to be, and her lifestyle had changed dramatically given that she was an ...

65 MIN3 w ago
Comments
122| Stroke

121| Let's Talk About Sex

EREPURPOSED CONTENT for the Christmas break- Valentina Tudose joins me to talk about sex with a focus on educating young people so they have more positive relationships. She explains why it is important to educate teens about respect and consent by teaching them about values and the need to have high self worth. We live in a hyper-sexualised society, where sexting and pornography are prevalent. Valentina advises parents’ ways in which they can discuss these issues with their children and educate them on how to develop their relationships skills. We talk about sexual pressure and how important it is to set boundaries. Managing emotions is an important part of sexual relationships and Valentina gives us tips on how to do this. Valentina discuses sex positive resources with us and is full of wonderful advice on topic of sex and relationships. “Awareness is the foundation of becoming well adjusted people who can function successfully in relationships.” Happy Ever After: https://happye...

59 MIN2019 DEC 21
Comments
121| Let's Talk About Sex

120| Surviving the Tsunami

EREPURPOSED CONTENT for the Christmas break- Temmy Maclean and her 63-year-old mother were caught in the 2004 Tsunami in Thailand. This is the first time that Temmy has shared her story publicly. Temmy talks about the fear she felt and how she came to terms with the fact that she was going to die. She and 64 other people were stranded on Bamboo Island after being caught in the Tsunami during a day trip to Phi Phi Island. She and her mother went into self-preservation mode whilst being in a heightened state of sheer terror. Temmy explains the impact that this near-death experience had on both her and her mother and how she dealt with the trauma at the time and when she returned to her life in Hong Kong. This is a powerful example of human strength in the face of a devastating natural disaster. Temmy’s story will have you on the edge of your seat. A Listener Note: This podcast explores some distressing themes- listener discretion is advised. Please visit my Patreon page if you would l...

71 MIN2019 DEC 14
Comments
120| Surviving the Tsunami

119| Chinese Convo

EJing speaks to me about her Chinese culture, traditions and upbringing for International Podcast Day 2019. She shares her life story with a focus on the one child policy in China, her schooling, family life and some of her favourite memories. Jing explains some of the more difficult parts of her childhood and how she has overcome these struggles. Jing has a German boyfriend and she shares how this intercultural relationship has been received by her family and how she and her boyfriend have managed to adjust to each others cultural differences. Jing explains the differences between living in China and Hong Kong. Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. Thanks for taking the time to check out the page https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidential?alert=2 Email: jules@hongkongconfidential.net Webpage: https://www.auscastnetwork.com/home/hong-kong-confidential Facebook: ht...

47 MIN2019 DEC 7
Comments
119| Chinese Convo

118| Healing with Hypnotherapy

Nivedita Ramanujam is pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a qualified counsellor. She is qualified in EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness and Meditation. She is also a certified Hypnotherapist. Nivedita blends Western psychology and Eastern healing traditions including mindfulness and meditation. Nivedita shares her knowledge about treating many mental health issues in her work as a counsellor. We focus a great deal on hypnotherapy and the impact that it can have on individuals. Nivedita explains the techniques she uses, the ways that hypnotherapy can benefit people from all walks of life and explains some of the myths surrounding this healing practice. This is a fascinating topic and an insightful interview with a passionate practitioner. Nivedita Ramanujam: https://www.otandp.com/our-practitioners/nivedita-ramanujam?hsLang=en Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards to offer my supporter...

38 MIN2019 NOV 30
Comments
118| Healing with Hypnotherapy

117| The Teen Dynamo

Karl Lam is an entrepreneur, journalist and a go-getter yet he is still in high school. He is passionate about mental health and is the founder of Live Well Sell Well, a community empowerment initiative, focusing on empowering women, entrepreneurs and self-starters with skills in media and marketing, whilst also spreading awareness about healthy living and well-being. Karl works in digital marketing and is also a TEDx speaker. Karl was named Hong Kong's Youngest PR Powerhouse by WeWork & Social Space Magazine's Changemaker. Karl shares his wisdom and reminds us that taking risks and putting yourself out there can yield great results. Karl is an old soul in a young body. I learnt a lot from this teen dynamo. Karl Lam: xylamkarl@gmail.com Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards to offer my supporters. Thanks for taking the time to check out the page https://www.patreon.com/hongkongconfidentia...

42 MIN2019 NOV 23
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117| The Teen Dynamo

116| Grappling with Grief

ESofie was one of three siblings but sadly both of her sisters passed away when she was young. She shares the traumatic stories of her sisters’ deaths and her journey through grief as she dealt with these tragic life events. We delve deeply into the notion of grief, coping strategies and the impact on the whole family and how each person dealt with grief differently. Sofie internalised her grief after the death of her first sister and became very stoic, this suppression of her grief meant that when her second sister died, she was impacted intensely. We discuss the benefits of counselling to help a person to “struggle effectively” to manage their grief. This is a moving and thoughtful exploration of one woman’s personal take on grief and loss. Sofie is now a midwife and helps bring new souls into the world. Sofie Jacobs: https://www.urban-hatch.com/ Please visit my Patreon page if you would like to sponsor the production of Hong Kong Confidential Podcast. I have many great rewards...

55 MIN2019 NOV 16
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116| Grappling with Grief
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