All Episodes

November 7, 2019 60 min
In this episode of the Just Listen mental health podcast, host Juliette Sivertsen speaks with sexual abuse survivor Tamara Waugh and her experience with post traumatic stress disorder, and dealing with multiple mental health diagnoses. Tamara is also the creator of the gratitude movement called ‘The Happiness Experiment.’

Tamara explains how PTSD can affect a person’s daily life, the pros and cons of hypervigilance, dealing with trust issues after abuse and the difficulties of navigating a sexual relationship when one party has trauma in their history. She also talks about how she used meditation and gratitude to transform her life after a drug overdose.

Tamara’s friend, psychologist Dr Paul Wood joins Juliette at the end of this podcast to talk about how he offers support to Tamara, why we need to stop trying to ‘fix’ a person when they’re struggling, and what to say (or not say) instead.

Funded by the Mental Health Foundation of NZ, Like Minds Like Mine, supported by NZME.

You can follow host Juliette Sivertsen on social media through her Twitter at @j_sivertsen

See for privacy information.

Mark as Played

Advertise With Us

Popular Podcasts

Crime Junkie


Serial is a podcast from Serial Productions, a New York Times company, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won't know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she'll bring you the latest chapter, so it's important to listen in, starting with Episode 1. New episodes are released on Thursday mornings.

Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know

If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.


    © 2022 iHeartMedia, Inc.