The Bravery Academy

Exploring the Science of Well-Being, Courage, and Connection

The Bravery Academy Podcast is hosted by Emma Ferris, a physiotherapist, breathing coach and resilience coach from New Zealand who shares her wisdom on trauma, stress, and healing.

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Understanding Men, Women, and Relationships with Alison Armstrong


In this episode of the Bravery Academy, Emma interviews Alison A. Armstrong, an acclaimed expert on understanding men, women, and human behavior. Alison shares insights from her journey, which began in 1991 with a personal revelation about her role in her interactions with men, leading her to decades of study on male behavior, relationships, and instinctual responses. She discusses the significance of communication, awareness, and the choices individuals have in improving their relationships by understanding differences and instincts between genders. Alison highlights how to nurture a state of femininity, the impact of acknowledging and appreciating men properly, and the importance of personal and authentic communication to bring out the best in relationships. Through her work and personal stories, including her experiences with late husband Greg and current partner Dan, she emphasizes the power of understanding, patience, and acknowledging each other’s needs to foster more meaningful connections.


00:00 Introduction and Guest Background

01:32 Alison's Journey into Understanding Men

05:06 The Evolution of Alison's Understanding of Men

06:06 Alison's Personal Experiences and Their Impact on Her Work

08:53 The Importance of Understanding Instincts in Relationships

11:43 The Concept of Bravery in the Face of Fear

12:34 The Importance of Being True to Ourselves in Relationships

20:24 The Role of Femininity and Masculinity in Relationships

27:16 The Power of Authenticity and Self-Commitment

27:26 Understanding the Importance of Sleep and Personal Routines

28:09 Overflowing with Positive Qualities: The Key to Effortless Expression

28:59 Finding Balance in Accomplishment and Femininity

29:55 The Art of Puttering: A Path to Patience and Oxytocin

30:18 The Power of Acknowledgement and Appreciation in Relationships

30:51 What Brings Out the Worst in Men: Understanding Male Perspectives

35:07 The Impact of Criticism and Negative Perception on Men

38:17 The Importance of Communication and Acknowledgement in Relationships

38:23 Understanding the Needs of Women: Safety, Security, and Connection

44:45 The Role of Personal Leadership and Authorship in Relationships

49:08 Exploring Alison Armstrong's Resources and Future Events

50:48 Closing Thoughts: The Journey of Understanding Men and Women


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The Bravery Academy is not a licensed mental health service and is not a substitute for professional mental health advice, treatment or assessment. The episodes on The Bravery Academy discuss a range of topics from mental health, trauma, abuse, stress, loss and bravery.

If you are struggling please reach out for help.

If you are in New Zealand and need to talk free, call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counselor. The Depression helpline is on 0800 111 757 or free text 4202(to talk to a trained counselor about how you are feeling or to ask any questions).

Youthline call 080 0376 633 or free text 234.

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