Podcast Interview - "Happy Hormones & Positive Emotions" with Claire Dunkley, Nini Tolson & Daniel Tolson

Podcast Interview – “Happy Hormones & Positive Emotions” with Claire Dunkley, Nini Tolson & Daniel Tolson

Claire Dunkley has been a registered nurse for more than 20 years, and Australia’s first Certified Amino Neuro Frequency holistic practitioner with more than 700 clients healed over the past 2 and a half years.

Today, she is going to show you how to have happy hormones and positive emotions.

Learn More about Claire Dunkley at www.cluzie.com.

Learn More about Daniel Tolson & Nini Tolson at https://mentaldetox.com.au/stop-self-sabotage/.

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Podcast Transcript


Daniel Tolson  (00:01):

Ladies and gentlemen, good morning, good afternoon, and good evening. Our guest today has been a registered nurse for more than 20 years and is Australia’s first certified amino neuro frequency holistic practitioner with more than 700 clients healed over the past two and a half years. Today, she’s going to show you how to have happy hormones and positive emotions. Please put your hands together and help us welcome to the Mental Detox Podcast, our good friend, Claire Dunkley.

Claire Dunkley (00:41):

Thanks guys. Good to be here.

Daniel Tolson  (00:44):

Well, why is it pleasure now you’re on the sunshine coast of Australia. That’s great. Yeah. Beautiful place in the country. And from what we know about you is that at all things you could have possibly been, you started your law off in your career as a nurse and now you’re an inf practitioner. Two questions and this is the interrogation. Why did you choose nursing and why did you shift over to becoming an ANF practitioner?

Claire Dunkley (01:12):

Well, it’s funny you ask why I chose nursing because I’ve always believed that nursing chose me. You know, you got brought up in a religious school so you hear about how, you know, priests get their calling from God or whatever it is. I feel like that that was nursing for me ever since I can remember I’ve wanted to help people and there’s pictures of me when I’m two and a half, three years old dressed up as a nurse and the rumor would have it that I would hurt my brother so I could fix it.

Daniel Tolson  (01:46):

That’s a very good business model.

Claire Dunkley (01:49):

Yeah. And then, you know as, yeah. And then all through high school and things like that. You know, I was always the one, I don’t know why. Like, you know, my parents weren’t in health care or anything like that, but always the one that people would come to with the, I had moments cause I knew that I wouldn’t know what to do. Sorry. Yeah, I just felt like it was something I was born to do. Yeah it’s straight out of high school. Studied nursing. It was a really good profession cause you didn’t need to Excel per se like you do to get into medicine. So I knew my benchmark, so I still got to have fun in school as well as you know, study. And then yeah, it became a nurse. And I think in hindsight it was the universe’s way of looking after me.

Claire Dunkley (02:32):

My parents got really sick from when I was about 14 till I was 27. So the skills that I learned in nursing not only helped me look after mum and dad, but also helped me have that little bit of disconnect between Octa, put my nurses hat on and sort of step away from what I was doing and then could talk to the medical team looking after them with a bit more knowledge. So that was that. Then I don’t know what happened. It was just, I went on long service wave to South America, completely had an eyeopening experience with how the world outside my little bubble in Melbourne was. And on the flight home I spent a year away and on the flight home I just thought this something’s not right in with what I’m doing in nursing. So, you know, as I say, things just happen for reasons that I’m very big believer in if something shows up, follow it.

Claire Dunkley (03:29):

So randomly met a guy who was doing permaculture, which I’d never heard of before, which turned out to be, you know, farming practices that you get the environment and the animals and everything works together in cohesion anyway, during that course that I ended up doing with him, I learnt that the pharmaceutical companies that I’m giving out their product two people to get better, they’re the ones that own all the companies with the herbicides, pesticides, you know, they’re the ones that are poisoning at water and all that kind of stuff. And I started going, well, hang on a minute, this isn’t making sense. And then started to feel really on an easy with the Western medical model. But you know, I was born to be a nurse, so what else am I supposed to do? And really struggled for a couple of years, sort of stepped away from nursing farmed for a while.

Claire Dunkley (04:22):

That was great, but you know, it’s really hard. So I noticed the land and nursed animals for a wall and then moved to Queensland and I really was lost, no idea what I wanted to do. And then randomly went to a friend’s place to help her move and a guy turns up and he had these sticker things on him and I’m like, what are they? You stuck there, I, and if I mean on your frequency discs. And I was like, okay, whatever that means. And he said to me, well, I’ll engage you. Call 40 because you’re lifting boxes. Hey, what was he smoking? Yeah, well exactly, exactly. So funnily enough, there are disks that enhance that. But anyway, we’ll get to that. So he said to me, I’ll engage your call. And I’m like, okay, I’m lifting boxes. That probably wouldn’t be a bad idea.

Claire Dunkley (05:09):

He put one disc on my spine. I still don’t know whereabouts. I just, you know, he just put one disc on and I felt like a transformer. All of a sudden, every app just went to [inaudible] at all. I was like, I don’t know what just happened. Funnily enough, he then put, it’s called a medical calm, do ski, put it on my temple. And I smiled. I felt like I’d been smoking cause it was he telling my body to produce cannabinoids, so exactly what I was doing. So anyway, I thought, well this is really fascinating. Exploded a little bit. And then, you know, everything happens just to fall into place. He had to travel the world following the inventor of this therapy to learn it. Whereas soon as I made the decision, it was something I wanted to know about. They ran a course in Brisbane, then I ran a course, the next levels ran a course in Noosa.

Claire Dunkley (05:58):

So both within an hour of here. Then the inventor was coming to Melbourne and that’s my hometown. So I flew to Melbourne to meet him. And yeah, we, he was the most astonishing human being I’ve ever met. Crazy. Like Einstein is his idol. And he kind of looks a little bit look on. So anyway he said come to Spain cause that’s where the headquarters is. Finish your training and then become an instructor. So I did that. So now I teach other health professionals, you have to be a health profession, a registered health professional of some sort to do this. And now I’m with my wife, we have just taken over distribution for Australia as well. So I’m still, thank you. I’m still got my foot in the door with the, you know, the hospital stuff because I like the community nursing brings. But I’m also networking with doctors and physios and stuff to sort of say, you know, we can step away from a narcotic world, you know, and we can sort of go this way. So that’s kind of, yeah, no, just I just follow what feels wrong basically. And I still in my job now I get to really nurse people back to help rather than just give him a drug concisely of lado

Daniel Tolson  (07:12):

What a, what a fascinating journey. And it’s definitely one that aligns itself with ninnies culture here in Taiwan.

Nini Tolson  (07:18):

Yeah, yeah. Cause when you thought about this a little device, you know, you’re talking about the Western medicine, whatever the Hemal bodies, no. You know, in, in [inaudible] in Asia where we use a lot of Chinese herbal to heal your body, we found in the root Coles, you know, we yes. Using those acupuncture, all this stuff like, so I, I definitely, you know, 100% agree with what what you are saying is, is unbelievable.

Daniel Tolson  (07:42):

One of the things here in Taiwan is beasting acupuncture.

Claire Dunkley (07:48):

Yeah. Okay. Wow.

Daniel Tolson  (07:51):

And her practitioner, it’s phenomenal. And I went and had some done as well. And coming from the West, now you’re quite skeptical, skeptical about these things and do you try it? And then you have these experiences like your head and Jose, like wow, there’s actually something different. And it’s not chemical, it doesn’t harm. It’s, it’s natural for you. Eh, you talk about serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, endorphins. I just hear the word drug, drug, drug, drug, drug. And, and when I say drug, I mean these are the nature’s free drugs. What are these chemicals and what doing need to know about a serotonin. What do we need to know about Doug? The main, what do we need to know about oxytocin and endorphins?

Claire Dunkley (08:36):

Everything. Yeah. They kind of, they, you know, they called ya happy hormones because they make you feel good. And you know, and I know that you or your podcasts and stuff, it brings up a lot of people’s self-sabotaging techniques and things. And I’m just a believer in if you feel.

Claire Dunkley (08:56):

Good you don’t sabotage. So things like a serotonin, they’re chemical, they, they’re chemicals and hormones eat that your body producers for, for, for the nerves to send the messages around. So without them, the nervous system doesn’t work properly without the nervous system working properly, your body doesn’t work properly. But on a, you know, modern medicine is a very biological system, whereas, you know, looking at these kinds of neuro transmitters and chemicals and hormones, you’re looking at more of ’em. It’s like an [inaudible] not an energy plan. Cause I don’t want to sound like a, you know, a tripper person.

Nini Tolson  (09:37):

We love, we love that follows in print.

Claire Dunkley (09:44):

Study medicine where we’re cutting up dead bodies. So we’re cutting up, not live things, but when things are alive, there’s all these reactions happening. So without these neuro-transmitters, we’re basically might as well we did. That’s how I look at it. So things like serotonin, it’s by-product is melatonin. You know, our melatonin helps you regulate your sleep. Serotonin is essential for feeling good. You know, people that are on antidepressants, they give them drugs to enhance the uptake of serotonin, which they’d block other things. But you know, serotonin makes your gut work properly and we all know about the connection between your gut and your brain. You know, it regulates how your blood vessels come and go. So it has a lot of roles, but it’s one of the most important things to keep your mood elevated. Dopamine is another one. Dopamine is also a happy hormone, which is a chemical doing a similar thing.

Claire Dunkley (10:43):

Mmm, very, very low. Dopamine leads to physical default, like things like Parkinson’s disease and things like that. But what I love about dopamine is that it’s really easy to naturally increase your levels because it’s like a task hormones. So, you know, if you set a goal and you achieve it, you get this boost of dopamine. So you feel good. So, you know, I have a lot of clients, if I say to them, you need to do this, this, this, and this. They just like, it’s overwhelming. I can’t change all of those things. So you just give them these tiny little goals to sit and then, you know, if like achieve this tiny goal, like it hit a dopamine and a level that was good and then you sit them another little goal and then I get another hit of dopamine, you know? Ooh, that was good. And that’s a hell of a lot cheaper than the back streets of Melbourne getting [inaudible].

Claire Dunkley (11:29):

Yeah. So that’s, you know, dopamine can be artificially enhanced, but it’s easy to enhance it. Oxytocin, if you want to have a baby, that’s what gets women through the most horrifically painful, traumatic experience of their life, which is childbirth. You naturally release oxytocin to get you through that pain level. It’s like, that’s what all the narcotic medications work on. They don’t actually take away pain at all. I just raise your levels of oxytocin and I’m going into the same receptors. So they, my, you still have 10 out of 10 pine, but you just don’t care. Mmm. And the endorphins, well everybody knows if you do an exercise, you do a little workout that you really don’t want to do, but you make yourself do it anyway or you feel amazing afterwards. So you know, if I find with myself and with my clients that if I’m feeling really good, I don’t want to self sabotage myself.

Claire Dunkley (12:27):

You know, if I’m feeling really good and I think I’ll just have a cheat and I’ll have that ice cream or something, then it makes me feel terrible. So I know what I want that Oscar him anymore. Or, you know, doing things in business. I was hopeless to goal setting. So my wife figured me out very quickly. She just gave me Tonya little goals to do the things that I liked and I started to feel good about achieving those. So then she started sneaking in things I really didn’t like, but that gave me even more feeling of feeling amazing that I achieved something that I hated. So I felt even better. So it was just like these big cycle. And then once you start feeling better, you treat yourself better, you get healthier. And all of these hormones also have a lot to do with gut health. So if you’ve got is working better than you are absorbing your nutrients better, therefore your body’s working better. And it’s just like this cascade of awesome.

Nini Tolson  (13:17):

Hmm. So how can we, how can we start, you know, like doing more to increase our happy hormone.

Claire Dunkley (13:23):

Yeah. Yeah. Well I don’t suggest going down to the LAYC.

Nini Tolson  (13:32):

That’s option number two. Yeah, exactly. Exactly. And I used to know a person now I’m only kidding.

Claire Dunkley (13:42):

Yeah, just little things like, you know, just doing a little bit of exercise that gets your heart rate going. Having sex is a good one.

Nini Tolson  (13:48):

Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my God. Please don’t repeat that thing. Having sex. There’s a good way to increase. Do I need to give you two a moment. We’ll give this, we’ll put this on the transcription twice.

Claire Dunkley (14:05):

Yeah. As I said, like just giving yourself little goals to achieve having really good gut health. So I’ve stopped drinking Coca Cola because it will destroy your gut, stop eating a lot of processed sugars and processed foods, you know, doing all these things that and to have a healthier body automatically will increase these happy hormones and then you know, if all else fails, find an inf practitioner because we can helping enhance all of them and find out why you particularly are lacking. You know, a lot of people have a story that they’ve been told since they were two years old, that they weren’t good at something. They decided that too, that they were never going to be good. So they always feel like you know that they’re sort of sick and right and never going to be good enough. Why should I bother? Anyway? If you get a get a natural, I’m high, so to speak of these hormones, then you kind of, if you have, if you’re in that space enough then you kind of forget your story and you were creating a new one without even knowing it.

Daniel Tolson  (15:09):

Wow. That’s powerful. Yeah. We’ve got a lot of friends who are in Southeast Queensland and within driving distance from you will also have other friends and followers around the country and around the world. What’s the best website where they can learn about what you’re doing with a and F?

Claire Dunkley (15:27):

Yep. So the best website is www dot [inaudible] so that’s C, L U Zed I E. Dot com. There’s a lot of information on that website and if people are around Australia or New Zealand and they want to find out more about what we do is that they can just shoot us an email or give us a call. Cause there are over the 50 therapists in Australia and New Zealand that practice inf therapy that like we can put them in touch with or anybody in Southeast Queensland. Yeah. Drive people driving down from Bundaberg up from the gold coast. A lot, a lot of clients from Brisbane that drive for an hour, an hour and a half to come and see me. Cause it’s just, it’s truly phenomenal and a Vista. I’ve never seen anything like it and I did love it.

Daniel Tolson  (16:09):

Incredible. Cool. Well ladies and gentlemen, that my advice, stop drinking Coke. Start having sex in any order and sequence. Got to [inaudible] dot com right now and check out the work of Claire. So Claire, thank you so much for your time and we appreciate you sharing your knowledge greatly. Appreciate it.

Claire Dunkley (16:28):

Pleasure. Thanks Dana. Thanks Danny. Thanks you too. Bye.