025 – Self Worth, Awareness and Growth with Tessa Lloyd

This week we are joined by Tessa Lloyd, the gorgeous Mental Health OT, Art Therapist and founder and creator of The Art of Insight and Our Mindful Youth. This episode is all about learning to understand ourselves a little better, the importance of self reflection and awareness. We discuss Tessa’s experience with an autoimmune disease, her past of ‘running’ and the beautiful effects that art therapy and breath work can have. This is a beautiful and eloquent episode about understanding our mental health, you can connect with Tessa at @tessajlloyd on instagram – Enjoy, my friends.

Welcome to the Steph Sanzaro Podcast.

This week we are joined by the incredible Tessa Lloyd, a Mental Health Occupational Therapist, Art Therapist, founder of The Art of Insight and Our Mindful Youth.

Episode 25 is a very fluid and beautiful episode, carried by the enchanting voice of Tessa. Her episode highlights the importance of self awareness in helping us to recognise and understand ourselves and our emotions, thoughts and feelings.

Understanding ourself, can help to enrich our lives and relationships. It’s understanding why we say and do the things we do. In this episode we touch on how significant this is and how important it is to acknowledge and validate our feelings as a pathway to enhancing our lives.

This episode will take us through:

  • self care rituals during this uncertain season
  • Tessa’s self awareness and growth journey
  • developing an autoimmune disease and the unconscious ways it shaped the women she grew into
  • how our greatest pain can make us more empathetic and understanding
  • repeating the same patterns in relationships and it’s toxic cycle
  • the beautiful act of rebellion against societal norms to stop, sit and appreciate how far we’ve actually come on our journey
  • what is ‘holding space’ and why is it so important for ourselves and others around us?
  • the scientific and spiritual importance of the ‘Breath’ in helping to ground us in moments of anxiety or ‘monkey brain’
  • the beauty of Art Therapy as a healing mechanism
  • uncovering your true creative self
  • fear and shame, containing the expression of our highest self
  • believing we are unworthy of self care and self love and where to start with overcoming this feeling

What a wonderful episode! I loved talking to Tessa about her work and her passion for helping others with mental health, you can truly see that she is doing her ‘soul work’.

We are all at different stages of our self healing journey. Maybe you have just begun or perhaps you are months or years into yours. But no matter where we are, it’s important to sit and appreciate the awareness it takes to try and understand yourself and better yourself.

Where ever you are on your journey, it can be very helpful to have mentors, therapists and others to help and lean on. If Tessa is someone you would like to connect with and work with I will leave her details for you below.

Work with Tessa and connect via LinkedIn

Find Tessa and her graphics we discussed on Instagram

Connect into the Mind Rising program

Thank you so much for joining us today and sharing your time as we have this mindful conversation!

Stay safe and well my friends,

Steph xx

024 – Fear, Safety and Orgasm with Asti Maree

An important episode about rediscovering your sexual power. In this episode Asti Maree, a female sexual empowerment educator takes us through the unconscious blocks to our sensuality and ability to orgasm. She explains the importance of love, safety and belonging and takes us through the significance of boundaries and not letting your fear cock block you. This episode holds some serious gravity surrounding our conditioning, trauma and mindset. Keep your mind open friends, Asti has a lot to teach us all. Connect with her on instagram at @asti.maree

Welcome back to The Steph Sanzaro Podcast.

In today’s episode we are joined by the effervescent Asti Maree, an incredible female sexual empowerment educator.

After years on her own sexual empowerment journey, Asti has found her purpose in helping other women rediscover their own.

As adults there can be a lot of shame and disgust attached to sex, but what can be found hiding underneath tends to be our conditioning and our trauma; leading to sensuality issues as adults, even resulting in the inability to orgasm.

In today’s episode Asti shares with us:

  • Her own sexual empowerment journey 
  • The way other women resonate with her being a stripper and how it correlates with the relationship they have with their own sexuality 
  • Destroying a belief that love and desire cannot coexist 
  • Stepping back into your own sexual power
  • Thriving as individuals in a relationship and together
  • How our childhood trauma can effect our sensuality as adults 
  • The unconscious conditioning of shame, towards sex and pleasure 
  • We cannot be thriving if were ‘surviving’, flight or fight mechanisms
  • Love, safety and belonging; as the building blocks to orgasm
  • Getting out of your head and surrendering to pleasure 
  • How our conditioning can lead us to believe we’re not allowed to orgasm, or don’t deserve orgasm
  • How to stop fear from cock blocking us from achieving our greatest desires
  • Acknowledging your emotions to disarm their power
  • The importance of boundaries in sex and relationships
  • How knowing your worth can change your life

This episode is filled with so much goodness from the beautiful Asti.

There is so much psychology behind sex, that could easily never be brought to the surface for many of us; but with Asti’s help she is guiding other women to dig deep and to find their blocks to pleasure.

If the work Asti does intrigues you and you would like to find out a little bit more about your own unconscious conditioning towards sex, or how you too can achieve orgasm, follow the links I will list for you below!

Find her:




Become apart of her program by clicking here

Thank you all so much for sharing your time with Asti and I today and I hope you learnt something of value and interest to you today and perhaps something that you didn’t in fact know before listening to this conversation.

Like always, Asti and I love your feedback and thoughts and absolutely love to talk with you guys about what you have heard in these episodes!

If you would like to connect with either of us, please do not hesitate! Or if you would like to share Asti’s message with more people out there, then share a screen grab to your instagram story and get the word out there.

Happy listening my wonderful friends

Love Steph xx