We all know that learning to be with discomfort is an essential part of healing and growing. In fact, being with discomfort is an essential part of LIFE!
After all - didn’t the Buddhists say life is suffering?
But for you high performers and high achieving entrepreneurs who are used to powering through discomfort - have you noticed that that method and approach doesn’t seem to work as well for the healing journey?
Why is that?
It’s because we don’t see results in our trauma healing when we approach the healing journey from our survival patterns!
Of course - discomfort is part of healing.
But healing requires us to re-evaluate our relationship with discomfort! To heal, we have to support our nervous systems to relate differently to discomfort. Not powering through and burning out. And, not avoiding it all together.
So, what do we do!?
We soften into the...
We are in the final days to enrol in this round of The School of Embodied Healing Systems. I wanted to share with you a little more of my story and the vision behind The School of Embodied Healing Systems.
Listen to this episode if you want to know more about me, my personal story, and the vision of EHS.
And if you are on the fence about The School of Embodied Healing Systems - you will DEFINITELY want to hear this one!
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Talk of trauma and the nervous system is on the rise in the coaching and personal development industry and on the one hand that’s great. More people becoming aware of trauma is what the world needs.
And, on the other hand, we want to make sure that if we are using words like trauma-informed that we are truly trauma-informed.
So let’s look at 3 key elements I’ve defined for a trauma-informed practitioner as well as some specific skills that are a foundational starting point for anyone working with trauma. I’ll also talk about how Embodied Healing Systems will help you learn and apply these elements and skills.
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This week on the podcast I'm sharing with you the foundational paradigm for this work I do! And that paradigm is the hope and potential of repair when it comes to trauma, our bodies and even our communities and our world.
I am sharing with you this idea in contrast to what I believe is a culture of management.
I share what the fundamental differences are between a paradigm of repair and management. And I also share about how a management paradigm can be damaging over long periods of time for the nervous system.
I get a little philosophical in this episode - because I believe that we as practitioners and as people who care about our lives and communities need to be thinking about the paradigms and philosophies that we are bringing to our world.
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WTF IS NERVOUS SYSTEM CAPACITY?!?!
What you can mentally push yourself to do is not necessarily what your nervous system has the capacity for.
And... what your clients can mentally push themselves to do is not necessarily what they have the capacity for.
What did you feel when you read those statements? Did they feel resonant, like an ah-ha moment?
Or did it feel a little disempowering, confusing? Take a moment to check in with how those statements landed for you in your body.
Now, let me elaborate.
***And, by the way you might want to grab a cup of tea for this read or even print this out because it's a little bit long but VERY important if you want to understand this concept of nervous system capacity.
First - what exactly is capacity from a nervous system perspective?
Or - as I said in the title of this post: WTF is nervous system capacity?!?!
Simply put - capacity is the amount of stress that we can hold and stay present to without having to disconnect from our bodies (by...
I was about 6 years into my healing journey when I discovered the role the nervous system plays in healing from trauma and chronic stress. By healing journey, I mean healing from a childhood of abuse and neglect. Side effects of being raised by a mom whose unresolved childhood trauma led to paranoid schizophrenia, NPD and manic depression.
My journey started with therapy. At around 18, I found myself in the office of an angel who helped me understand that my home was not normal. That it was, in fact, abusive. She gave me a check list for abuse and I checked off almost everything on it.
It was her that helped me realize I needed to move away from my parents home.
After that, things were not all well and good. I was a mess - and chose to put myself in messy relationships with messy people. I was dysfunctional inside. But I worked hard at my retail job, I participated in church leadership, and I did well in college as an honour roll student.
I had a boyfriend who was dealing with severe...
Entrepreneurial Stress - A Healthy & Holistic Way to Respond
There is a push and pull to growth. We feel pulled to grow so that we can become people who do the amazing things we dream of doing and feel the amazing things we dream of feeling. And yet, the process of growth is a valley of internal obstacles. One of the obstacles that can show up in the valley is trauma. Life calls us to move through the trauma that has kept us coping rather than living, so that we can have space inside to make our dreams a reality.
As entrepreneurs - the wild animals we are - we choose an alternative path. Those of us who feel called to bring our gifts to the world through entrepreneurship choose a path of complex problems that become more complex with each stage of growth. We choose a path that requires emotional intelligence and leadership - a relational IQ that can allow us to meet the needs of the market, lead our teams and maintain our relationships with other people in our...
In this episode of the heal for real podcast, I am talking about trauma and choice.
I discuss what trauma is - and how my understanding of trauma allows me to have a very pragmatic and optimistic view of healing.
I also discuss the role of choice in healing and why I believe that - for entrepreneurs and high performers - understanding trauma and healing makes life and business so much better.
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I’ve got another awesome conversation with an incredible client for you this week on the Heal for Real podcast!
This beautiful interview with Sarah really encompasses why I even do this work. To help AMAZING people with inherent gifts and skills heal their lives and soar in the world. Sarah certainly is one of those amazing people. Anyone who knows Sarah knows that she is an absolute shining light and a born leader.
Her optimistic spirit really shines through everything she does.
Sarah is a Certified Leadership & Management Coach. She holds a Masters in Public Administration & is a Project Management Professional. Her personal 16-year professional adventure has led her to share the lessons she has learned about resilience and change. She mentors leaders in ANY transition or stage of growth.
Sarah came to work with me 1-1 after realising she had some stored trauma due to complications she experienced during the birth of her twins. On this episode, she shares...
This week’s podcast episode is about the seeming contradiction between the “ease and flow” paradigm and the “hard work” paradigm.
In the online and personal development space these two “camps” seem to be miles away from each other. In reality, I believe they are more closely related than they seem.
In this episode, I share how I reconcile these two paradigms that seem to contradict each other. I also talk about how it all connects to your trauma healing and alignment journey as a high performer, entrepreneur and/or leader.
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