The Carmen Debono Podcast

Carmen Debono

Here we talk about personal development, relationships, mental health, and so much more. Carmen Debono is a Content Creator and Registered Counsellor who is passionate about coming alongside others. The goal for this podcast is that each episode will leave you feeling encouraged, equipped and empowered so you can live your best life. To discover more, go to

All Episodes

The purpose of self-reflection is to still ourselves enough where we can identify areas of growth, acknowledge progress, and of course, celebrate the wins no matter if they seem big or small.

Dec 1

5 min 53 sec

In this episode, we look at cultural diversity, what it means and how we celebrate each other's differences.

Nov 3

5 min 44 sec

In this episode, we talk about changing our narrative. While we can't undo the past, we can change the meaning or the narrative of it. By changing the narrative of our past, we start to change the narrative of our present and our future also.

Oct 6

5 min 59 sec

In this episode, we talk about suffering and hope. Through suffering, new beginnings can be birthed, an appreciation for the little joys that life brings and my favourite, a sense of purpose. But how do we get there? Hope!

Aug 31

5 min 51 sec

In this episode we unpack how when we value something or someone, we protect it. We keep it safe. How can you treat yourself and well-being as one of your greatest assets?

Aug 4

7 min 54 sec

In this episode, we look at how effort can make a big difference in our lives and relationships.

Jul 7

5 min 48 sec

With vulnerability comes uncertainty. It's risky as we are emotionally exposed positioned to be seen for who we are.

Jun 2

8 min

In this week's episode, we will be unpacking persistence. The idea is that life is a marathon and not a sprint. Life is long, and life is short!

May 5

7 min 22 sec

In this week's episode, we look at toxic relationships and traits of a relationship based on power and control.

Apr 28

9 min 4 sec

In this week's episode, we look at empathy. The Cambridge dictionary defines empathy as the ability to share someone else's feelings or experiences by imagining what it would be like to be in that person's situation.

Apr 20

7 min 54 sec

In this week's episode, we look at fear both as a vital response and how fear can hinder us.

Apr 14

6 min 6 sec

In this week's episode, we look at things to do after a breakup. Breakups are tough, whether it's something we have initiated or if it's someone else's decision that we now need to navigate.

Apr 7

5 min 17 sec

In this week's episode, we talk about how the words we choose to speak about others and ourselves are perhaps more powerful than we realise.

Mar 30

6 min 48 sec

In this week's episode, we discuss preparing for marriage and some helpful topics to discuss before tying the knot.

Mar 23

5 min 13 sec

In this week's episode, we talk about ways to prioritise our time and how we can put up our do not disturb sign on the things that matter most to us.

Mar 16

6 min 8 sec

In this week's episode, we unpack identity. Returning to the core of who we are and not just what we do.

Mar 9

5 min 17 sec

In this week's episode, my friend Tash joins us as we talk about at long-distance relationships and how to maintain a sense of intimacy regardless of distance.

Mar 2

18 min 47 sec

Learned helplessness is perhaps something we have all experienced in one way or another. In this week·s episode, we look at what this means and how to discover or rediscover one·s capacity.

Feb 23

8 min 31 sec

Everyone experiences love differently, and it's easy to miss the mark when it comes to showing that you care. In this week's episode, we unpack Gary Chapman's 'The five love languages'.

Feb 16

5 min 8 sec

In this episode we look at Third Culture Individuals. I had wrestled with my identity and struggled with understanding what made me who I am. It was not until I was able to consolidate the different aspects of who I am that I could embrace the cultural diversity that exists within myself. 

Feb 9

6 min 31 sec

In this week's episode, we have special guest Chad Sultana. Where we unpack "Setting the Right Foundations for Growth".

Feb 2

13 min 11 sec

In this week's episode, we look at success and what it looks like for us as individuals. Our vision of success can be influenced by culture, society, the past or perceived expectations.

Jan 26

8 min 18 sec

Like a boss is used when someone does something very well. Why is it important to handle our wellbeing like a boss? Let's start with if we don't take care of wellbeing then who will? Looking after our wellbeing is a role designated for us to fulfil even if it means we need a team to help us. 

Jan 19

8 min 33 sec

This episode is not about eating cake in the literal form, but it's about enjoying what you have and not feeling bad about it!

Jan 12

7 min 1 sec

I wonder if it's even possible to walk through life and not experience disappointment, heartbreak, loss, pain, regret just to name a small handful. Acknowledging that life has given us lemons could be the very place to start.

Jan 6

6 min 26 sec

Someone's foresight is their ability to see what is likely to happen in the future and to take the appropriate action.

Dec 2020

7 min 41 sec

The wins in life can be big, small and anything in between. It can be easy to rush from one thing to another and lose that sense of appreciation for what we are capable of doing.

Dec 2020

6 min 15 sec

What would happen if we were to see ourselves as valuable? Or let's flip this on its head what happens when we don't see ourselves as valuable?

Dec 2020

7 min 27 sec

The lack of boundaries can leave us feeling like doormats while having boundaries that let no one in can leave us feeling isolated.

Dec 2020

9 min 47 sec

Family of origin and birth order aims to create self-awareness and gain a deeper understanding of how we do relationships.

Dec 2020

8 min 45 sec

Most of the work that gets done in a counselling session relies on the therapeutic relationship. It's where trust is established when a person is heard and feels safe to express themselves.

Nov 2020

8 min 42 sec

As the saying goes, one door shuts, and another door opens. Sometimes we choose to close and open doors, and sometimes the door gets shut in our faces. Today is all about transitions.

Nov 2020

8 min 8 sec

Courage takes on different forms from feeling fear and choosing to act, persevering in the face of adversity, being authentically yourself, standing up for what is right, letting go of the familiar and the list goes on.

Nov 2020

8 min 33 sec

Domestic violence occurs when a family member, partner or ex-partner attempt to physically or psychologically dominate or harm the other.

Nov 2020

10 min 29 sec

Perhaps motivation is not a one size fit's all idea; however, it's finding your why and using it to propel you forward.

Oct 2020

6 min 24 sec

If we were to understand the function, nature and health of families within a system, perhaps it would change how we engage within our families. The idea is while we are unique individuals, we are also interconnected and act in relation to one another.

Oct 2020

6 min 28 sec

Carers are an important part of Australia’s health system and are the foundation of our aged, disability, palliative and community care systems.

Oct 2020

7 min 8 sec

The term 'mental health' is frequently misunderstood. 'Mental health' is often used as a substitute for mental health conditions · such as depression, anxiety conditions, schizophrenia, and others.

Oct 2020

8 min 37 sec

Trauma is the experience of severe psychological distress of an individual following an event or series of events that are terrible or life-threatening.

Sep 2020

8 min 10 sec

Confidence is developed through action! If you would like to grow in confidence here are some things that you can start today. 

Sep 2020

8 min 34 sec

While jobs aren't the only sources of chronic stress that causes burnout, it could be experienced by parents, partners and non-professional caregivers, especially when there is a sense of endless exhaustion and overwhelm. 

Sep 2020

8 min 30 sec

Communication is simply the act of transferring information from one place, person or group to another, and while it may sound simple, it can be complex.

Sep 2020

7 min 57 sec

While we might find ourselves having perfectionist traits or self-talk at times perhaps a gage to know when we are functioning in the realm of perfectionism is when it's no longer serves our lives or those who are nearest and dearest. 

Sep 2020

8 min 56 sec

Self-talk is the private chatter than goes on in our mind that no one listens to but ourselves. It's our internal monologue and automatic thoughts that reveal our core beliefs.

Aug 2020

5 min 38 sec

There are no right or wrong, good or bad emotions. Emotions provide us with cues about specific situations we find ourselves in and can get us ready to respond.

Aug 2020

7 min 29 sec

At some point in life, everyone will experience feelings of sadness or depressed like feelings; however, it’s understanding the signs as to whether we are experiencing these universal feelings or a possible mood disorder.

Aug 2020

7 min 9 sec

In a nutshell anxiety is fear on steroids! We’ve all experienced anxiety, and just like other emotions, it can either serve or cripple us.

Aug 2020

5 min 15 sec

Forgiveness is about you rather than the person that hurt you, and I wonder if you owe yourself the freedom to heal.

Jul 2020

6 min 54 sec

What is the vision for your life and how can your thinking, behaviour and communication serve as steppingstones to get you there?

Jul 2020

5 min 43 sec

Something is empowering about understanding what we need to live well and taking responsibility for our wellbeing.

Jul 2020

6 min 1 sec