WHAT DOES A TIBETAN MONASTERY HAVE TO DO WITH MY MENTAL HEALTH?

Oliver Crossley is a physiotherapist based on the gold coast, with a keen interest in movement and a passion for yoga and meditation.

Ollie has an incredible story that led to him becoming a physio, following in the footsteps of his grandmother that he never met. Towards the end of his studies, Ollie and his family went through an extremely tough time that saw his mother fall ill. Tragically, she lost her battle the night before his final exam.

In this episode, we get pretty raw with Ollie about how he dealt with that grief, the coping mechanisms that he used to get through that and a few valuable insights about life in general.

We thoroughly enjoyed this yarn and we're looking forward to getting him back in to talk about the link between injuries and mental illness.

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WHAT KOKODA IS ALL ABOUT

For Glen, completing the Kokoda Trail 79 times is not about fueling his ego. It's about the people. Connecting with the people on the experience with Glen became the ultimate goal.

Second to this, mindfulness is the second best thing. Sitting in your thoughts and being detached from the outside world allows you to make decisions on things you probably already have the answer to. Kokoda forces that on you. 

SMALL FIGHT, SMALL FIGHTER

For many, social media is a way to escape a shitty situation in their own lives. Whether that be a bad work situation, relationship or whatever it may be. 

f used well social media an be a good thing, but if you aren't feeling good about yourself, it can have the reverse effect. There are plenty of good people you can follow who can light your fire. If your fire isn't blazing with the people you follow on social media, cut them out now, the Kardashians won't even notice.

ADDICTIVE COMFORT

Change is bloody uncomfortable. The biggest addition in the world is not drugs, alcohol or sex, it's comfort.

In this modern world, we have become so accustom to technology and how easy everything is. Food delivered to your door, online shopping, you don't even have to switch a light on anymore, just ask Siri, Alexa or ole mate Google. 

The best thing you can do to counteract this right now is to get off your arse and go and pick your dinner up from the restaurant that is 400m away.




IT'S NOT MY FAULT!

Everything that happens to you, is your responsibility or you had a responsibility in that happening. By taking responsibility for everything that happens to you, you have control on your outcome. 

Taking ownership is the first step of learning from a situation, looking at your reaction and questioning your decisions is the next.

You can't make the same mistake twice because the second time it is an informed decision as you already know the outcome.



HERE IF YOU NEED!

I don't know what I want? I don't know what my goals are? I don't know what I want to achieve?

Alot of people are not clinically diagnosed with depression or anxiety however can feel sad, depressed or anxious and this can cause them to be what is most commonly described as "being in a rut".

Glen Azar encourages you to just take an action. - within in the next 24hours. Just take a small step to make a change, it doesn't have to be a big one. Just move forward in any positive decisions you make.


THE CLEANSING EXPERIENCE OF GRIEF

It's weird when you fully don't understand grief to just let i go. It's an uncontrollable relief.

It's our culture - one we are trying to change - that we as men need to just toughen up. We aren't connected with our emotional side and feel that any display of vulnerability is just not acceptable.

Gents, we challenge you to ride that wave of relief post grief, you will thank us for it later.

LOVE IS A POWERFUL THING...

And grief is an expression of just how powerful that love was. - Dan Allen

It takes time to grieve and Ollie has some very powerful words from his experience with losing his mother to illness.

Ollie speaks of allowing himself to grieve and cry if that is what is needed to let go of the emotion but he would never dare forget or ever not want to miss his mother. 

CHANGE IS PERMANENT

Let yourself go to what your environment is and then you will have the capacity to start to deal with it.

Get comfortable with discomfort as change is inevitable. Comfortable is boring, and discomfort is where we can start to grow as humans and learn more by re-training ourselves. through these life changing moments.



ALL ABOUT OLIVER CROSSLEY

After finishing high school, Ollie moved to Northern India where he taught English within a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery. While here,he was enchanted by and immersed himself into the Tibetan and Indian culture. This is where Ollie developed his passion for Yoga and Meditation practice.

Upon returning to Australia, Ollie started a business economics degree at Melbourne Uni however it wasn't long before his true passion of learning about the human body pulled him back in made the decision to switch degrees to Physiotherapy.


Ollie now is both a practising Physiotherapist and yoga instructor and is still passionate about learning and mindful living.


Instagram: @yogicphysio

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