IN BED WITH TALKING MENTAL - SEX & SLEEP
Bed is for two things: sleep and sex - but how important are they to your mental health? Talking Mental podcast Founder and Host Aaron Stadlin-Robbie gets together with a panel of experts to expose the importance of bedroom activities. We’re about to turn the bedside lamp on and throw off the covers. No subject is too taboo for this panel. Come with an open mind, an open heart and plenty of questions.
Founder & Host
AARON STADLIN-ROBBIE struggles with anxiety and panic attacks. An outgoing, positive thinking, sportsloving guy, his first panic attack came completely out of the blue. For an entire year after his first attack, Aaron was misdiagnosed. He puts this down to having difficulty explaining what he was going through and looking for help in all the wrong places. The attacks left him feeling confused, frustrated and determined to get to the bottom of his disorder.
Finally figuring out that he could be diagnosed and that he was not alone was a big step in the right direction for his recovery. Aaron has found that speaking to people who understand mental health has given him the confidence to start talking openly about it. A proud Chiwi (half Chinese, half Kiwi), Aaron is a professional host and presenter based in Hong Kong. It seems only fitting that his cure can come from what he does best: talking.
Dating Coach & Relationship Expert
Valentina Tudose is a Dating Coach and Relationship Expert at Happy Ever After. She is passionate about working with people who want to improve their personal and romantic relationships by enhancing their communication skills, learning how to resolve conflicts and create meaningful connections. She helps singles and couples achieve their relationship goals, holds 1 day private Breakup Recovery Retreats, as well as hosting regular talks and workshops on topics like Mastering Emotions, Learning Conflict Management and Positive Communication, Dealing with Anger as well as sexuality and desire, science of attraction and much more. She has lived in Hong Kong for over 15 years and through her understanding of both Western and Eastern culture, she loves to work on intercultural relationships.
Wellness, Empowerment & Intimacy Coach
Wellness Work, Dance, and Event Production have been Kelley’s main outlets of service to the world and personal creative passions for nearly 20 years. She uses these mediums to create beauty and inspiration in the world, from the individual to the masses. Wellness consultations, bodywork and healing sessions, spiritual development, empowerment work, creativity, dance performance and workshops, spiritual circles, dance events, art events, sensuality/sexuality and intimacy, and wellness retreats are some of her specialties. Dance is her ultimate passion and way to express herself, to heal and grow herself. Kelley worked as Physical Therapy Aide for about 3+ years in college, is a certified Master Herbalist, and carries a BA in Holistic Health. She has been studying and practicing wellness work since 2001, within the modalities of lifestyle coaching, nutrition, Chinese herbal medicine, crystal healing, sound healing, meditation, yoga and dance, creative expression, shamanic healing techniques, sensual healing and empowerment, and ritual. Beginning in 2015 her path of wellness work led her into working in sensuality, relationships, and intimacy (mainly with men) – uniquely combining an empowered experience of spirituality, healing, awakening, and pleasure. She has gained a lot of useful insights from this work, and moving forward is excited to make it accessible to people (mainly women) who are interested, to be used as a support for them in their journey of relationship to self and others. Kelley believes that one piece of puzzle in our collective process of healing the Masculine and Feminine (both regarding gender and energetics) is to address the ways we relate to ourselves and others, specifically in context of our romantic relationship, as it is a very condensed context of life that our deep personal patterns are revealed, and therefore, provides very rich insights and opportunities for growth and healing.
Sex Educator, Coach & Content Creator
Sara is a sex educator, coach and media influencer. Having received an inadequate sex education growing up, she founded Sarasense (sarasense.com) to provide tools and resources for people to have a more satisfying sex life. She is also the creator of the Better in Bed podcast, where she hosts frank, informative, playful conversations about sex and shares inspiration on how we can all get better at it. Currently based in Hong Kong, she has previously been a student of human sexuality at Stanford University, an erotic writer and a sex toy party entrepreneur.
RPSGT & Sleep Specialist
Being one of the first certified sleep specialists to practice in Hong Kong, Kate has been passionate about improving people’s health and quality of life through better sleep for many years. Kate, an internationally Board Certified Sleep Physiologist and Sleep Coach, trained and worked at the UK’s largest Sleep Disorder Clinic – Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, UK, where she helped to diagnose and treat thousands of patients annually. She then went on lead and develop the award winning Children’s Sleep Service at the same hospital. More recently she set up and ran the first speciality Sleep Centre in the Middle East, which is now successfully diagnosing and treating patients from the entire Gulf region. Kate has a particular interest in treating individuals with Chronic Insomnia using holistic, non-medicinal based therapy, focusing on CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) techniques. “Successfully treating Insomnia is about understanding the underlying causes rather than just recommending sleeping pills to cover up the issue”. Kate is also trained in helping children with behavioural sleep difficulties. Poor sleep doesn’t only make you feel tired and low in energy, it affects your short-term and long-term physical and mental health, your work and your relationships. For children it affects their development. Everyone deserves to get a good nights sleep Kate has been a guest speaker in her field at numerous international conferences and events, and regularly presents at corporate wellness events on optimising sleep quality. Kate moved to Hong Kong at the end of 2017 with her fiance. She enjoys good food, spending time with friends and keeping fit through yoga, hiking.