functional freeze

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

2024-04-20T17:18:02-07:00July 9th, 2023|Spirituality & Somatic Bypass|

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 [...]

How stored trauma creates somatic symptoms (aka chronic illness)

2024-04-20T17:34:18-07:00June 18th, 2023|1. Trauma & Survival Physiology, 3. Pain & 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 [...]

Healing Sexual Trauma – A Somatic & Nervous System Approach

2024-04-20T18:04:15-07:00May 21st, 2023|1. Trauma & Survival Physiology, 4. Mental Health & Neuroplasticity|

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 [...]

What it looks like to process trauma (AKA survival stress) when you are regulated

2024-04-20T18:15:42-07:00May 14th, 2023|1. Trauma & Survival Physiology|

A couple months ago, I accidentally slammed my hand in a door while BBQing on our balcony.  And it hurt. Bad.  Rather than rushing along and continuing to cook, I stopped. I sat on the couch. And I FELT THE PAIN.  I didn’t ignore it. Or pretend it [...]

Why unresolved trauma can make it difficult to lose weight

2024-04-20T18:42:51-07:00March 19th, 2023|1. Trauma & Survival Physiology|

Maintaining a healthy body weight is critical for our health and well-being.   And yet SO many people struggle to lose excess weight and find a healthy balance of muscle, bone, and fat, even after years (or decades) of following the best diets, exercise regimens, and supplement protocols.  This [...]

The connections between jaw tension, teeth grinding and stored survival stress

2024-04-21T15:12:10-07:00October 16th, 2022|1. Trauma & Survival Physiology, 3. Pain & Chronic Illness|

Today I have some NEW learning for you on a topic that keeps coming up—teeth grinding and pain in the jaw and upper neck.  For some folks, this can be traced back to old dental trauma. For others, it’s a buildup of stress from the daily grind (pun [...]

How to come out of a chronic freeze response after repeated stress & trauma

2024-04-21T16:23:42-07:00August 24th, 2022|1. Trauma & Survival Physiology, 4. Mental Health & Neuroplasticity|

This is one of the BIGGEST questions I get. How does a person come out of a chronic shutdown and functional freeze stress physiology after they've been shutdown and not able to feel or process past emotions, memories and sensations effectively, or for many, not at all. This [...]

Optimizing our health using quantum biologic principles with Corey Ghazvini

2024-04-21T16:40:36-07:00July 17th, 2022|6. Practitioners & Professionals, Chemical Trauma & Detox|

Over the last year, I’ve been learning about something called circadian and quantum biology.  I originally introduced this topic to my audience three months ago with this guest interview, and if you haven't watched this inaugural chat with Sarah Kleiner, consider watching this one before today’s new interview.  [...]