[Heal for Real Podcast Episode 76] Interview With A Client - Amy Acker

This Week on the Podcast I have none other than the formidable Amy Acker. Amy is a Psychotherapist, integrative life coach, published author & poet. 


Amy has been a client of mine for over a year and it’s been such a joy to be on the journey with her. She is a beautiful and intelligent woman who holds so much wisdom.

In this interview Amy talks about:
Her experience being in a deep functional freeze during the beginning of her journey while also being VERY high-functioning.
Her journey of growing her nervous system capacity & some of the resistance that showed up along the way.
The difference between understanding the nervous system on a mental and intellectual level and connecting to your own nervous system and where it is in its own process.

Her experience inside The Embodied Healing Systems Certification 


I know you’ll enjoy this episode.

Follow Amy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofwhoweare/ 

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The Nourishing Food of Nervous System Education

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...

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Working at the Core

I'm about working with issues at the core.
Because it’s efficient and it works faster.
Deep Healing is physical and spiritual business. The pull to move back into old patterns is mental and emotional - but actually at the core it’s physical and spiritual.
Sometimes you’re fighting a spiritual battle but you think it’s in your mind.
In those moments it truly feels like otherworldly forces are holding you back from your destiny.
And you can’t claw your way out with your mindset tools because the issue is deeper.
This isn’t a scary thing. Because when you understand the core of the issue you are more equipped to solve it. You no longer are in agony looking for a needle in a haystack.
And you can reach out for help - ask for support from the Divine, from heavenly forces.
Strengthen your mind through tending to your spirit. It’s the shortcut.
Humanity is going through a big change in this moment.
While you may have felt...
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Are our Patterns really Mental?

Most of our patterns are not mental 🎤
This is especially true with patterns that are frustrating, confusing, chaotic, painful or difficult for you to change (ahem… ♥️t r a u m a)
There are mental COMPONENTS to patterns.
And indeed it helps to conceptualize them sometimes or to change our thinking about the pattern itself.
For example - if you have a pattern which you believe cannot change, it will help to slowly shift your idea to the possibility that it might or could potentially change.
But for the most part, our patterns live inside us in ways that are initially beyond our conscious control until we can get into the body to initiate an opening.
That’s why when you become aware of something it doesn’t immediately change.
Because there are physiological & biological (physical) as well as spiritual components to the patterns we carry with us - both good and bad.
When you’re wanting to change a pattern there are a couple things to look at:
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I've Been Thinking about Hard Work...

Been thinking about hard work.
I believe in hard work, there’s nothing wrong with it.
I actually kind of like it.
Actually I really like it.
I like producing things and making things.
It feels good to produce and I don’t believe that is inherently wrong at all.
I also believe in ease and flow.
Been thinking about hard work. ✍🏾
I believe in hard work, there’s nothing wrong with it.
I actually kind of like it.
Actually I really like it.
I like producing things and making things.
It feels good to produce and I don’t believe that is inherently wrong at all.
I also believe in ease and flow.
I don’t think these things are mutually exclusive.
I think hard work does build character, i think it pulls things out of us, and I think it is a form of service to the global community and our greater purpose. I especially love doing challenging work in collaboration - like screenwriting for example - hashing out details of a story with another writer and...
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[PODCAST EPISODE 70] - EASE, FLOW & HARD WORK

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.

Work with me 1-1: www.shylacash.com 

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[PODCAST EPISODE 69] - ACCEPTING THE IMPACT OF CHILDHOOD TRAUMA

Accepting the Impact of Childhood Trauma

Accepting the impact of trauma is the most important step in the healing journey:

 

What Does it mean to accept the impact of trauma?
To become aware of and address the longstanding physical, emotional and mental effects of traumatic experiences. To make the journey back into the body and begin the process of discharging chronic stress so the body can move itself into a state of repair and regeneration.

 

I have worked with A LOT of high performers. And one thing I have noticed is that accepting the impact of trauma is VERY challenging. I experienced this myself early in my healing journey. There’s a protective denial that unconsciously forms around the pain of the past. 

 

And we unconsciously look away from these painful, shocking or terrorizing experiences that have happened to us. This is partly because this deep understanding of trauma and what it actually IS is very new - it’s very cutting edge. And so...

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Freedom from Survival

🌺Speak these words over your life and family with a hand on your heart or tummy (or both) and take them into your being🌺
This is an excerpt from the FREEDOM FROM SURVIVAL CLEARING PRAYER we are doing tomorrow inside SUPERNOVA.
I am always writing new healing prayers as they come through me, to address the needs of my clients and the healing of humanity needs as a collective body.
The spiritual hunger in the Western world is massive, and I believe our survival stress around money has a lot to do with this deep need for spiritual nourishment.
We simply cannot expect to neglect our bodies and spirits and feel prosperous at the same time.
Tomorrow’s SUPERNOVA call is all about Embodied Prosperity, with a section on your nervous system and prosperity. I will be going through the different nervous system states and how the body holds patterns and becomes dependent on these states. These patterns have a direct impact on our financial health. Whether you are making 1m per...
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You are a Divine Being!

The human body is a miracle...
You are a divine being.
I simply refuse to subscribe to the idea that all the ailments and issues plaguing our modern world are random.
It's not how nature works.
There is rhythm. There is harmony. There is a system in place.
We once knew this, but we have forgotten.
And now, The Divine and all of nature is asking us to remember - showing us clues.
The human body is nature & spirit. When your body receives what it needs, it will work for you.
It will move into healing and repair.
Deep Healing is not about fixing what is wrong, but about remembering what is right. And coming back into harmony with that rightness which exists inside of you already!
When we can re-shape this paradigm, the landscape of health will change radically (This is why I created my certification school, @embodiedhealingsystems - waitlist link in bio).
Healing is not just possible - it is what you are designed to do.
Remember. Remember. Remember.
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Healing Starts with You

As I often say - Healing is my life’s work!
I organize my life around my own healing and alignment - I don’t try to fit my healing and alignment into the life my ego thinks it wants!
That means I put my spiritual and nervous system health first, above all else. This is a practice I have cultivated during over 12 years of the healing journey. Now, I know my system so well, I can give it exactly what it needs all the time. I know how to tend to myself.
When you sign up for the healing journey, you are signing up for a new way of life. To heal at the nervous system and spiritual level, you don’t just do some patchwork on the top layers of your life.
To embark on this journey, you are reclaiming yourself - your soul sovereignty and opting out of the status quo. Which is great - because the status quo is not working and makes us sick!
When you heal your life, you are devoting yourself to a life of optimal health and repair. A life of coming back into harmony...
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