Want to score bonus points with the universe? Learn this.

I believe unconditional empathy is essential right now and if we can understand what that means at a deep biological level, and then learn to practice it, we get not only good points with the universe, but we build compassion for ALL (human) creatures. Great, small, obtuse, ignorant, abused and violent.  To offer you up a […]

By |November 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Want to score bonus points with the universe? Learn this.

5 Ingredients to a 5 Star Healing Workshop

 
I’m passionate about stellar learning environments.  
I’ve written about the importance of creating safe spaces in mind-body classes at length and these concepts are not just theoretical – they’re based on real life experience teaching group classes since 1996!
My recent workshop obsession is called Up & Down and I want to outline what happens […]

By |October 24th, 2018|Comments Off on 5 Ingredients to a 5 Star Healing Workshop

Why everyone can heal, but not everyone will.

Earlier this week I spent a few days learning with Peter Levine* and I want to share a few nuggets we were studying that tie in with a new video I’ve got for you today that’s part of my ‘Trauma Tips’ video series.

There’s a question I get asked a fair bit that goes something […]

By |October 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Why everyone can heal, but not everyone will.

What I really want you to know about mental health.

What I really want you to know, and what’s often misunderstood, is that nervous system rewiring and improving regulation (of the nervous system) is ALL about improving mental health.
(And all the by-products that come with this, such as more restful and restorative sleep, improving our immune system, enhanced digestion, more meaningful relationships, the list […]

By |October 9th, 2018|Comments Off on What I really want you to know about mental health.

9 Key Benefits We Experience When Our Nervous System Is Regulated

Our collective DNA, for the most part, only knows what it is like to live in survival physiology. By becoming more regulated in our autonomic nervous system we start to unleash our true human potential.

I wish the entire body of work of healing trauma and nervous system regulation could be summed up easily […]

By |September 30th, 2018|Comments Off on 9 Key Benefits We Experience When Our Nervous System Is Regulated

Traumatic stress physiology has an unpredictable response.

 

Yes. It does.

But here’s the thing:

Threat. Helplessness. Abuse. Adversity. Toxic Shame…Living in a perpetual state of overriding our feelings, sensations, emotions (um hello Western society)…All of this creates a critical situation in the body’s physiology which is one of survival.

We can also call this stress physiology, or living in a state of stress chemistry.

But this […]

By |June 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Traumatic stress physiology has an unpredictable response.