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Why meditating & cold plunging in paradise won’t heal your trauma

Today I’m re-sharing one of my all-time favourite nervous system healing success stories, featuring my husband and colleague, Seth Lyon.  “Why meditating & cold plunging in paradise won’t heal your trauma.”  (We gave it this title because that is exactly what Seth attempted to do.) After a traumatizing [...]

Why meditating & cold plunging in paradise won’t heal your trauma2023-07-09T00:01:01-07:00

How stored trauma creates somatic symptoms (aka chronic illness)

What is a chronic illness? Why do we experience chronic symptoms? What can we do to find relief?  These are all important questions.  And I provide answers (in under ten minutes!) in this vlog: How stored trauma creates somatic symptoms (aka chronic illness). Chronic illnesses abound (especially in [...]

How stored trauma creates somatic symptoms (aka chronic illness)2023-06-18T00:01:00-07:00

Returning to our roots. A story of healing and regeneration with Kate Kavanaugh.

Today, I have a NEW long-form conversation for you about earth, humanity, and the deep interconnection between the two with my good friend, Kate Kavanaugh.  She’s a farmer, butcher, holistic nutritionist, and host of the Mind Body Soil podcast, exploring what it means to be a human woven [...]

Returning to our roots. A story of healing and regeneration with Kate Kavanaugh.2023-06-11T00:01:04-07:00

Why my students’ plants start thriving when they get regulated

Many of the students going through my online courses report benefits—better health, stronger relationships, deeper sleep, greater focus, more energy, and greater connection to their life purpose.  And one that may come as a surprise…HEALTHIER HOUSEPLANTS.  As they do the work to heal trauma and restore regulation back [...]

Why my students’ plants start thriving when they get regulated2023-06-04T00:01:26-07:00

The Force of Resistance & How to Use It to Your Advantage

This article is an update of a blog post originally published in December 2015. * * * Feeling stuck?  Like you’re hitting a brick wall?  Pulled back into the same self-defeating patterns again and again by some kind of magnetic force?  You might be experiencing resistance. Two things [...]

The Force of Resistance & How to Use It to Your Advantage2023-05-31T19:59:23-07:00

Healing Sexual Trauma – A Somatic & Nervous System Approach

A few years ago, I released an important special topic lecture that I’m re-sharing today—Healing Sexual Trauma (A Somatic & Nervous System Approach).  Because this topic is so broad (ranging from sexual abuse to surgical trauma involving the sex organs) and complex, this lecture landed for many.  After [...]

Healing Sexual Trauma – A Somatic & Nervous System Approach2023-05-21T00:05:24-07:00