Meditation & Mindfulness 101. An interview with Chris Dierkes

2024-04-20T15:36:36-07:00Mental Health & Neuroplasticity, Practitioners & Professionals, Spirituality & Somatic Bypass|

Many people ask me if meditation, mindfulness, yoga, and other mind-body practices will help them heal. This is a loaded question that’s difficult to answer in a few words. So today I’m re-sharing an important long-form interview with my colleague, mentor, and friend Chris Dierkes. “Meditation & Mindfulness [...]

The power of clear intentions and growing our attention with Chris Dierkes

2024-04-21T16:44:24-07:00Practitioners & Professionals, Spirituality & Somatic Bypass|

Two of the most important elements when it comes to somatically-based therapeutic practices (my expertise and specialty!) is learning how to cultivate the power of intention and attention.  For the work I teach my students: Intention is important for directing our awareness for self-healing, whereas, Attention is important [...]

Healing wisdom for a new world with Chris Dierkes

2024-04-21T19:14:57-07:00Mental Health & Neuroplasticity, Practitioners & Professionals, Spirituality & Somatic Bypass|

I’m thrilled to bring you round three with my good friend, mentor, and expert on all things soul and spirit, Chris Dierkes. In our most recent chat, we start off our conversation around the uptick in folks moving towards plant medicines and other psychedelics for healing (plus the [...]

What happens when you let your body takeover when practicing mindfulness?

2024-04-26T16:11:28-07:00Mental Health & Neuroplasticity|

Today’s video and the two that preceded it were inspired by comments and questions from my students who have been participating in my online drop-in classes.  What I hope you understand after this week’s video is there is no such thing as a strange sensation, a weird feeling, [...]

Feeling Nothing? Why boredom and shutdown can go hand in hand with mindfulness

2024-04-26T16:16:05-07:00Mental Health & Neuroplasticity, Trauma & Survival Physiology|

Last week I shared a video that poses the question: “Do you feel like fleeing ..when practicing mindfulness?”  THIS WEEK, we get into the polar opposite of this which is: “What if I feel nothing, am bored, and just want to look at my phone” (when I practice [...]

This is an important dose of medicine… You in?

2024-04-30T14:36:05-07:00Healthy Nervous System Lifestyle, Nervous System Resiliency, Trauma & Survival Physiology|

The medicine I’m talking about? Feeling. And by feeling, I don't just mean emotions. I mean being able to really FEEL your body, your sensations, your insides: what your biology is up to. So many folks are trying to shift, transform and change their stuff -- their harmful [...]