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This EndoLife
Vagus Nerve Toning for Endo and Co-conditions With Stefan Chmelik

This EndoLife

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 59:33


In today's episode, I'm interviewing Stefan Chmelik, inventor of Sensate, Integrated Healthcare Physician, author, teacher and founder of the New Medicine Group in Harley Street, London. In this episode, Stefan and I are talking about the vagus nerve and the nervous system, and how together, they work to support our health - and how when they're not working properly, they can impact or even trigger certain conditions. In today's episode we discuss - What is the vagus nerve and what is its role in the body?  How does the vagus nerve regulate our stress response?  Can the vagus nerve become damaged or impaired and what effect does this have on the body? What is heart rate variability and how can we use this to understand our vagus nerve health?  How can we improve the health of our vagus nerve and can Sensate aid with this? Can Sensate improve symptoms of endo/associated conditions such as accelerated heart rate, palpitations, gut health problems, anxiety and chronic pain?  What would be the most effective way to use Sensate for these issues?  Not only is Stefan a leader in integrated health care and vagal toning, but he's also just the most compassionate, thoughtful and loveliest man to talk to, and I really enjoyed his conversation! If you're interested in actually working with Stefan at his clinic or with his team, I've also just dropped the link to his Harley Street practice in the show notes. Show Notes New Medicine Group clinic Sensate This episode is sponsored by Sensate. Sensate is a sophisticated infrasound resonance device that, when paired with the sessions in the Sensate companion app, works towards reducing stress and improving well-being. Use code ENDOLIFE for $30 off. Learn more about Sensate here. The device emits infrasonic sound waves that are synchronised with the soundscapes in the app to provide deep relaxation in 10 to 30-minute sessions. Sensate not only works towards releasing stress and anxieties in the present moment, but it also increases your stress resilience over time, improves your heart rate variability, and helps with better quality sleep, among many other benefits. Use code ENDOLIFE for $30 off. Learn more about Sensate here. Let's get social! Come say hello on Instagram or sign up to my newsletter. My cookbook This EndoLife, It Starts with Breakfast is out now! Get 28 anti-inflammatory, hormone friendly recipes for living and thriving with endometriosis. Order your copy here. If you feel like you need more support with managing endometriosis, you can join Your EndoLife Coaching Programme. A 1-to-1 three month health and life coaching programme to help you thrive with endometriosis. To find out more about the programme and to discuss whether it could be right for you, email me at hello@thisendolife.com or visit my website. This episode is sponsored by BeYou Cramp Relief Patches. Soothe period cramps the natural way with these 100% natural and discreet menthol and eucalyptus oil stick on patches. Click here to find out more and to shop: https://beyouonline.co.uk/pages/how-it-works This episode is produced by Ora Podcasts. Ora provides audio editing, management and other services to make podcasting simple and sustainable for their clients. Health coaches, nutritionists, mediums, personal trainers, tarot readers, teachers, or just those striving for a better world, Ora can help you start and maintain your podcast. Get in touch today.

The Health Fix
Ep 335: Your Life Stress Depletes Cannabinoids. Balance It Without Getting High.

The Health Fix

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 37:28


The incredibly balancing endocannabinoid system's benefits are being overshadowed by the stigma of marijuana and getting high.  Unfortunately, most educators and medical providers are not fully educated or have written off medical marijuana as an ineffective medicine due to it's stigma.  Sadly, what's being overlooked is that research has found life's stress depletes the endocannabinoids that provide calm and balancing within your body.  There are many plants, not just just the cannabis plant utilizing this same pathway to help restore balance.  Many are finding that using cannabis in combination with other plant medicine or on it's own is providing the sedative effects they desire.  As a nurse Ashley Wynn-Grimes found that many patients were benefitting from cannabis but were feeling stigmatized for their use of medical marijuana.  So Ashley founded Cannabis  Nursing Solutions, authored two books “Stigmatized”, and  the children's book “Asa's Medicine” to empower patients and nursing professionals to make informed wellness choices when it comes to cannabis.  She's since went on to create educational medical programs for nurses to better understand and educate patients on their choices and options when it comes to using cannabis based medicine.  In this episode of The Health Fix Podcast, Dr. Jannine Krause interviews Ashley Wynn-Grimes on how your endocannabinoid system works to help you maintain balance in the body. What You'll Learn in This Episode: How linolool is a relaxing terpene in cannabis & lavender How the vagus nerve works with your endo-cannabinoid system How cannabinoids work synergistically to help the body breathe and reset. Why stress depletes your cannabinoid levels & your cannabinoid system   Resources From the Show: Ashley Wynn-Grimes - www.cannabisnursingsolutions.com Ashley Wynn-Grimes - Instagram - @cannabisnursingsolutions   Enjoy The Show? Never Miss An Episode Subscribe, Rate and Review the show in iTunes Subscribe via Stitcher or RSS feed Send us feedback via Email Leave a comment below

Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women
Getting Calm & Grounded with Your Vagus Nerve

Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 32:48


Suzanne talks with anxiety expert and podcast host Kelli Walker about the vagus nerve and various easy exercises to calm anxiety and get grounded again.   This show begins with a piece of writing I did called ‘You Matter More Than You Think'. It's a vulnerable, tender piece of writing from the time just after Teal's death, when I could suddenly see the world and our interconnectedness so very clearly. In it, I discuss a concept Teal shared called The Unified Field of Love.   My guest, Nurse Health and Wellness Coach Kelli Walker, has some excellent hacks for managing anxiety and getting grounded again. Really there's is no substitute for slowing down, as Kelli reaffirms. And she shares some great ideas on how to get there.   We discussed: Why standard medical treatment for anxiety can be lacking The connection between self-care and anxiety What the vagus nerve is and how to tone it… and why it matters A fun way to ‘channel your inner hippie' to relax Neuroplasticity ideas for anxiety and why it works Tips on aromatherapy   I hope you enjoy this powerful and interesting show!   Best to you,   Suzanne     RESOURCES   Save 40% on your first purchase of Magic Mind www.magicmind.co/busy CODE to SAVE BIG: BUSY20   Suzanne's new memoir, Free Spirited   The show's intro essay was taken from Suzanne's book, Surrendering to Joy   Kelli's website   Not Another Anxiety Show (podcast)     OUR GUEST Kelli Walker is host of Not Another Anxiety Show podcast and a nurse health and wellness coach. She combines her nursing knowledge, coaching psychology, and human experience to support others looking to improve their mental and physical health and well-being, whether it's cultivating more emotional resilience, balance, groundedness, calm, ease, etc. Whatever your vision of health and wellness is, Kelli is here to support you in achieving that!  

The POTScast
E110: Vagus Nerve Exercises with Dr. Kimberly Hindman (part 2)

The POTScast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 55:20


This episode is full of free, must try tips to increase parasympathetic tone that will offset the highly active sympathetic tone found in many POTS patients. Laughing, cool compress on the back of your neck, eye exercises, and much more. A must listen! Please visit Dr. Hindman's website for more information: https://healingdragon.net/wordpress/index.php/news-and-information/ You can read the transcript for this episode here: https://tinyurl.com/potscast110 Please click the "subscribe" button so that you don't miss an episode of The POTScast. Subscribing also helps us reach other people just like you! If you liked this episode, we hope you will help to support our production costs by donating to Standing Up to POTS at https://www.standinguptopots.org/donate Tell us what you think of The POTScast or send us your idea at info@standinguptopots.org! Find out more about Standing Up to POTS! Check us out on our Website: www.standinguptopots.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/standinguptopots/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/standinguptopots/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/POTSActivist Pintrest: https://www.pinterest.com/TheStandingUpToPOTS/ Medical Disclaimer: The information provided here is not intended to serve as professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have health related issues, please contact a qualified health professional to get the personalized assessment, advice, and treatment that you need. Standing Up to POTS will not be liable for any direct, indirect, or other damages arising from the use of this podcast.

Satiated Podcast
Satiated Episode 155: What is Somatic Healing? How Do you Make your Body a Safe Place to Inhabit?

Satiated Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 44:32


Happy Satiated Saturday! In my early 20's, I used to get panic attacks. It's part of what led me to explore meditation to be able to befriend my body and make more space to sit with what is. One of the very first suggestions I received to navigate panic attacks was to describe my environment. It was my first experience of a somatic concept called pendulation, where you acknowledge what is happening in your body and then create distance between yourself and the intense sensation and attend to something externally. This practice of describing my environment has stuck with me and something I offer to those I work with as well. When things feel like too much, you can zoom out and land your body in the safety of this exact second. In this week's episode, I chat with Stephanie Scarminach, Somatic Intuitive Healer, about what somatic work is, how we learn from our environment to disembody, what supports with coming back into the body, very slowly, so you can start to cultivate more connection and trust within yourself. You can also read the transcript to this week's episode  here: https://www.stephaniemara.com/blog/what-is-somatic-healingIf this is work you're curious about diving into, I wanted to let you know that I currently have openings in my private practice. You can schedule a 20 minute Connect Call with me to chat some more HERE: https://www.stephaniemara.com/lets-chatWith Compassion and Empathy, Stephanie Mara FoxKeep in touch with Stephanie Scarminach here:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephaniesomatics/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@stephaniesomaticsWebsite: https://stephaniesomatics.com/Contact: stephanie@stephaniesomatics.comKeep in touch with Stephanie Mara here:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_stephaniemara/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephaniemarafoxWebsite: https://www.stephaniemara.com/https://www.somaticeating.com/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephmara/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@stephaniemarafoxContact: support@stephaniemara.comSpecial thanks to Bendsound for the intro music in this episode. www.bensound.comSupport the show

Amy Tenney Yoga + Meditation
Breathe through Big Emotions

Amy Tenney Yoga + Meditation

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 14:42


Today's practice will be to breathe with, and through big emotions. As we bring awareness on our breath, we can help move  energy. As we acknowledge how we are feeling, we can practice giving voice to, moving through, softening with and possibly releasing emotions with a strong emotional charge. You're invited to breathe with whatever comes up, and release attachment to a particular outcome or expectation.   Learn more about the power of breath work with my guided video course Harnessing the Power of your Breath. https://breathwork-course.teachery.co/purchase-breathwork-course   Use code aty20 in promo section for 20% off. Find me on instagram: @amytenneyyoga

Mike and Kristen
Episode 43: Dr. Mallory Ryan, ND Takes Us on a Trip Down the Vagus Nerve Highway

Mike and Kristen

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 84:43


This episode is jam packed with helpful tips and tricks to optimize brain health. Get your pencil ready to take notes! We learn how to stimulate serotonin and dopamine, how the exhale can help us relax and how having a seizure as a little girl led to a lifelong curiosity about holistic health. A wealth of knowledge, Dr. Mal welcomes our endless questions and curiosities!  Us on the web: www.mikeandkristen.ca Instagram: www.instagram.com/mike_and_kristen/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mikeandkristencreative Shoot us a message! Say hello, tell us who you think we should have on the podcast, and your deepest and darkest secrets: mikeandkristencreative@gmail.com  Review our book "You and Me" on Amazon (it helps a lot!!): https://amzn.to/3qqNCMo Intro song: "The Walk" Outro song: "The Jam" both by Mike's band The Town Heroes - www.thetownheroes.com Mike's site: www.michaelsryan.com Kristen's site: www.kristenherringtonart.com   Mal's Instagram: @dr.mallory   Mal's website: https://www.drmalloryryan.com/  

Get Real with Dr. Regan Tilley
How to Help Your Vagus Nerve

Get Real with Dr. Regan Tilley

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 21:57


The Vagus Nerve is the primary nerve of the Parasympathetic Nervous System. Most of us do not utilize its properties to live life to its fullest. The PNS is responsible for "rest, digest and repair". We are meant to be in this state most of the time, but if you are alive today in the First World, you likely only get 5% of this a day. People are not even "resting" in their sleep. Listen to see if there are any pearls you can take from this talk. It is a recording of a live Zoom call, which you can catch on the replay by visiting https://www.facebook.com/DrReganTilley/

Trauma Survivorhood
S2:E1 Featuring: Amy Guerrero

Trauma Survivorhood

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 32:54


Host's Note:  To watch this interview instead, check out the YouTube video.This episode features our guest, Amy Guerrero, of Regulate With Amy and The School of Regulation - helping trauma survivors find healing by regulating their nervous systems. TOPICS COVERED: - Her story - dysregulation in her body, early childhood abandonment, opening with plant medicine, drug/alcohol misuse, suicidality, understanding her brain/body connection- Somatic experiencing and yoga practice- The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and how the brain just wants us to survive- What happens to the ANS during trauma- Inflammation- Coming back to safety inside- Self-trust is foundational - moving from trusting the outside world to the inside self- Freedom is your birthright - Felt sense, body sensation, sensualism, and sexuality- Practice savoring the moment - how it anchors the calm of the ventral state- Regrooving the pathways of the brain- You make senseGUEST'S MOST USEFUL RESOURCES IN THEIR HEALING: 1.  Dr. Gabor Mate - https://drgabormate.com/2. Louise Hay - https://www.louisehay.com/3. The Body Keeps the Score (author: Bessel van der Kolk)4. Yoga practice5. Daily grounding by walking the beach barefootFOR MORE INFO ABOUT OUR GUEST: 1. Regulate with Amy - https://www.regulatewithamy.com/2. School of Regulation - https://www.schoolofregulation.com/3.  IG - https://www.instagram.com/regulatewithamy/?hl=enTags:  #traumarecovery #traumarecoverycoach #traumahealing #healingfromtrauma #traumasurvivor #survivorhood #ifsinformed #regulate #ans #nervoussystem #freedom #safety #somaticexperiencing  #yoga #inflammation #sensation #sensuality #selftrust #feltsense #noticing #awareness Support the showTrauma Survivorhood is hosted by Sara, an IFS-informed certified trauma recovery coach with her own private practice called Full Circle Wellspring LLC. For one-to-one coaching, IFS guidance, classes, resources, support, blogs, contact info, and more - visit: https://www.fullcirclewellspring.com. For the most up-to-date info and offers, follow and like: https://www.facebook.com/fullcirclewellspring.For all past episodes, check out the Trauma Survivorhood's podcast home: https://www.fullcirclewellspring.buzzsprout.comFor all the episode videos, check out: https://www.youtube.com/@fullcirclewellspring© 2022 Trauma Survivorhood with Sara and Full Circle Wellspring LLC

MS News & Perspectives
Cutting Brain-gut Vagus Nerve Lessens Loss of Myelin & Hip Pain and Steroid Treatments

MS News & Perspectives

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 10:22


Multiple Sclerosis News Today's multimedia associate, Price Wooldridge, reads a news article on how severing the lower part of the vagus nerve that connects the brain and gut led to less myelin loss in an MS mouse model. He also reads “Could Your Hip Pain Be Related to Your MS Steroid Treatments?” by Ed Tobias, from his column “The MS Wire.” =================================== Are you interested in learning more about multiple sclerosis? If so, please visit: https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/ ===================================== To join in on conversations regarding multiple sclerosis, please visit: https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/forums/

Health Upgrade Podcast
Mitochondria And Vagus Nerve Interaction

Health Upgrade Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 55:46


Hi everyone! Welcome to another episode of the Health Upgrade Podcast. Today, we'll be discussing a few essential cellular processes that are necessary to ensure optimal body and cellular function. The first one is mitochondria. Every cell in our body, except for red blood cells, contains mitochondria, which produce the energy needed for the cell to perform its functions. Dysfunctional mitochondria can lead to chronic disease.The second process we'll be discussing is the effect of the vagus nerve and vagus nerve stimulation on mitochondria. Vagus nerve stimulation helps reduce inflammation and manage reactive oxygen species within and around cells, preventing an inflammatory cascade from becoming a chronic, disease-based pathway.We'll also delve into the roles of serotonin and melatonin, which are important neurotransmitters. Serotonin is involved in mood regulation and happiness, and breaks down melatonin. Melatonin, in turn, plays a significant role in sleep, recovery, and antioxidant processes. A lack of melatonin leads to a slow increase in oxidative stress and damage inside the mitochondria, causing the cell to become inflammatory.Rate and review before the next episode. If you want to know more about us and what we do, go to www.healthupgradepodcast.com.Contact info:Navaz HabibEmail: podcast@healthupgraded.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNavazHabib/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drnavazhabib/LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/drnavazhabibJP ErricoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jp-errico-097629aa  

Disrupt Now Podcast
Take Your Power Back!

Disrupt Now Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 60:52


I recently had the pleasure of being on The Pain Changer Podcast. The show is hosted by Katie Wrigley who embraced the desire to live a pain free life and created a new path to heal herself. We discussed how I support entrepreneurial humans in reclaiming their power so that they can heal in both their personal and professional lives and be empowered to creatively push their gifts into the world with clarity and intention. We also talked about how I help individuals remember how to be conscious co-creators with the Universe. In this episode, we explored: There is not only one end-all-be-all modality for everyone. Everyone is different, so something that works for someone else, may not necessarily work for you. The Vagus Nerve is the key to regulating your nervous system and calming your mind and body. Meditation does not have to look like for you, what it typically looks like for others. It can be active meditation, yoga, going for a walk in nature without your phone, music, or headphones, going for a run, etc, focusing on your breath, getting out of your mind. And so much more! Always go to https://www.disruptnowprogram.com/media to read all the details about this episode.  

That Naturopathic Podcast
118: The Episode About the Coolest Nerve- The Vagus Nerve

That Naturopathic Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 46:27


Join Dr. Michelle and Dr. Dave as they dive into the details of their favourite nerve- The Vagus Nerve. In this episode they cover:-the significance of this nerve, and its role in stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system-symptoms that can be related to vagus nerve function -symptoms of vagus nerve dysregulation -why stimulating vagal tone is important and how to do it

me&my health up
Practical Ways to Support your Vagus Nerve - the gateway to optimal digestive health!

me&my health up

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 31:28 Transcription Available


Are you looking for ways to improve your mental and digestive health?This episode of me&my health-up hones in on a new area of science that can significantly improve your mental and digestive health. Our guest Samuel Minkin is an expert in vagus nerve therapy and shares his knowledge and experience on this relatively new innovative approach. Sam provides insights on what you can do at home to help manage anxiety, digestive disorders - constipation, diarrhea, IBS, bloating, reflux. He shares some of his client success stories on chronic pain management, and sleep disorders. About Samuel MinkinSamuel's passion began as an exercise specialist in 2012 moving into sports medicine where he worked with a large variety of elite sporting athletes. Years of clinical experience treating countless conditions has given him the ability to fully address his patient's issues. He has been running his practice specializing in Musculoskeletal Therapy for a number of years and takes a holistic approach to assessing and treating every presenting issue thoroughly and effectively. Recently Samuel has returned from the World Table Tennis Championship where he was the Myotherapist for the World's best athletes, working with an array of different Olympians. Currently he has a Commonwealth Games swimmer and the Singapore Women's doubles table tennis team. A lot of the time when people present with issues and there is no direct mechanism of injury it can be brought back to the spine and its interaction on neurovascular and neuromuscular structures.Musculoskeletal Therapy is a comprehensive field of assessment and treatment which is more concerned with root causes to presenting issues. Samuel is also one of very few practitioners who uses non-invasive transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation, a modern medicine technique which sees him commonly treating depression, anxiety, neuroplasticity, inflammatory disorders, irregular heartbeats, memory, PTSD, reflux and much more.Samuel is also 1 of very few experts in his field to be trained in Photobiomodulation (PBMt), an exciting field of modern medicine which can regenerate tissue. This laser can also be used on the brain to treat various mood and traumatic brain injuries. Laser has a profound effect of pain and recovery time and is also being utilised by the USA Olympic teams. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy is also a very exciting field of musculoskeletal medicine which can restart the repair process, break calcification in tendons, restructure scar tissue and reduce cellulite significantly. Connect with Samuel MinkinEmail: recuperatehealthandwellbeing@gmail.comWebsite: http://www.recuperatehealthandwellbeing.com/About me&my Health Up & Hostme&my Health Up seeks to enhance and enlightenme&my resolution solution program 2023 - helping you achieve success!Set goals that are truly aligned to youEmpower you to dissolve limiting beliefsEmpower you in all areas of wellnessHold you accountable to achieve your goalsJoin a like minded communityFor more book a chat with Anthony here Podcast DisclaimerAny information, advice, opinions or statements within it do not constitute medical, health care or other professional advice, and are provided for general information purposes only. All care is taken in the preparation of the information in this Podcast. [Connected Wellness Pty Ltd] operating under the brand of “me&my health up”..click here for moreSupport the show

4 Things with Amy Brown
Benefits Of: Cryotherapy, Having A Word Of The Year, Stimulating Your Vagus Nerve & Staying In Joy With Gratitude

4 Things with Amy Brown

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 32:13


Amy's friend Kat (not “Therapy Kat” but “Cryo Kat”) joins us to chat with Amy about SO MANY THINGS: cryotherapy + alternatives to New Year's Resolutions (like picking a word of the year & other ideas) + staying in joy with gratitude + stimulating the vagus nerve + social media breaks + angel tree shopping + sharing 4 things gratitude (FYI: NEW JOURNALS NOW AVAILABLE with 100% proceeds going to education in Haiti - linked below!)  Amy's word of the year for 2023 might be vagus…for the vagus nerve. Because she wants to find all the ways to stimulate it. Benefits of stimulating your vagus nerve: - Helps with depression.- Regulate your emotions.- Reduce blood pressure.- Lower your heart rate.- Reduce inflammation.- Help with headaches. Cryotherapy is a way to stimulate the vagus nerve, reducing anxiety and fatigue. Other ways to stimulate vagus nerve since cryotherapy is NOT an option for everyone: - Breath work- A cold shower or bath, or even splashing cold water on your face- Getting direct sunlight - Singing, Humming, Chanting and Gargling- Probiotics- Meditation- Omega-3 Fatty Acids- Exercise- Massage Shop ESPWA & 4 Things Items That Support Haiti For Christmas:https://www.theshopforward.com/collections/espwa  (NEW JOURNALS….WHOOOOP!) *FYI: the last day to shop anything from @TheShopForward and receive it in time for Christmas is this Friday, Dec 16th at 2pm CST!  Best places to find more about Amy: RadioAmy.com + @RadioAmy  Send emails for the '5th Thing' to 4ThingsWithAmyBrown@gmail.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Healthpath
The Vagus Nerve with Dr. Perry Nickelston

Healthpath

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 61:16


Alex speaks with Dr. Perry Nickelston about the importance of the vagus nerve. They discuss: What the vagus nerve is and the role it plays in health. What vagal tone means. The connecting between blood flow, oxygen and nutrients, and pain. Posture and vagal tone. Massage for the vagus nerve. Movement and the vagus nerve. Movement, and the importance of breathing correctly. Singing, humming, vibration for the vagus nerve The importance of hydration. The importance of stomach acid and digestion. Feeling worse before feeling better. Episode sponsor: Live Kefir Company Live Kefir Company offer three types of Kefir milk: cow, goat & coconut meaning there is something to suit everyone. Their multi award-winning Kefir is made in the traditional way using live kefir grains and this means that the 300 billion beneficial bacteria* reach your gut alive, supporting your immunity, helping with tiredness & fatigue and can even reducing stress and anxiety.  Live Kefir Company offer 11 & 22 day courses, discounted subscriptions and a handy taster pack. To receive 15% off your first order use code healthpath at our checkout, exclusive to healthpath listeners. Visit us at www.livekefircompany.co.uk Our team at Healthpath help people take charge of their gut health. Visit our website to learn more: https://healthpath.com Order a SIBO test: https://healthpath.com/products/sibo-... Order a gut microbiome test: https://healthpath.com/products/micro... Work with a healthpath practitioner: https://healthpath.com/practitioners/ Visit our blog: https://healthpath.com/blog/ Follow us on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/ourhealthpath/ Follow Alex on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/alexanderma... Sign up to our new newsletter: https://healthpath.com/newsletter/

Slightly Spiritual Pod
Breaking Open Your Soul + Vagus Nerve 101 with Amanda Tiberi PT 2

Slightly Spiritual Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 42:10


Welcome to part two of our conversation with Amanda Tiberi aka @ amandanovawellness! Happy 12/12 portal day- Amanda drops in for a powerful discussion on transformation, blind faith, healing and a crash course on the vagus nerve. When Amanda took on the daunting task of spiritual transformation, she went through an extremely painful period that “broke her soul open” and ultimately led to her higher calling and flipped her life upside down, for the better. Amanda tells us about her unique technique that she uses to call in abundance from the universe and her guides and her unique technique talking to your own body. We discuss: what to do on this fine portal day, Amanda's spiritual awakening, being cracked open, getting in touch with the other side, dark nights of the soul, working through past trauma, Lyme disease, healing from sickness, the vagus nerve, how the vagus nerve can help or hinder your healing, chronic stress and panic, manifesting, Amanda's “AHA” moments, where to start on your vagus nerve healing journey and healing tips. Resources: https://www.instagram.com/amandanovawellness/ https://amandanovawellness.mykajabi.com/offers/qHFGvFGQ/checkout

Perfect Practice
EP121: Activating Your Vagus Nerve with Dr. Navaz Habib

Perfect Practice

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 41:05


Today, Sachin discusses the vagus nerve with Dr. Navaz Habib. Dr. Habib has written the book, Activate Your Vagus Nerve. He continues to learn about the vagus nerve and its role in supporting the parasympathetic nervous system that leads to healing inflammation and associated ills. Sachin and Navaz cover the differences between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and how to optimize the parasympathetic nervous system by stimulating the vagus nerve. Listen in to learn of some great tools for activating the vagus nerve in your patients or yourself.   Key Takeaways: [1:03] Sachin welcomes listeners to Perfect Practice. Today, Sachin is speaking with Dr. Navaz Habib. Sachin introduces Navaz and thanks him for joining the podcast.   [2:08] Navaz credits Sachin for bringing him into the realm of functional medicine.   [2:44] In 2019, Navas released his book, Activate Your Vagus Nerve. He received a lot of supportive feedback. Since that time, Navaz has learned that he knows very little about the vagus nerve. The more you think you know, the more you realize you don't. Navaz has been learning more every day.   [3:33] Navaz has learned that the vagus nerve … controls things in the same way that other nerves do. But it is … bridging the gap … in … understanding how the body functions … and how the brain has a way to control and support how the immune system and inflammation function within the body.   [5:01] Our lifestyles have changed over the last 50 years. We've gone from being outdoors taking care of our land to sitting indoors, eating processed food. Our bodies haven't had the ability to adapt to these changes of being indoors, less active, and constantly comfortable. That has created an opportunity for our bodies to be primed for an inflammatory response.   [6:45] The autonomic nervous system sends signals from the brain to the body and from the body to the brain. The brain sends signals to areas of the body that need attention and shifts our state in either a sympathetic or parasympathetic direction. The sympathetic side of the nervous system is “fight or flight.” The parasympathetic side is the “rest and digest (& recovery)” system.   [8:44] The parasympathetic nervous system, mediated by the vagus nerve, is in control when we are not under direct threat. The vagus nerve is the only nerve that goes to essentially every organ within the thorax and abdomen. It dictates where the blood will flow and what state our body is in. That drives inflammation.   [9:59] Eighty-one percent of the information on the vagus nerve is afferent (sensory) information from the body to the brain. The sensory information is not the same as the traditional five senses.   [11:01] Sachin compares stimulating the vagus nerve to pushing a button that heals every cell, organ, tissue, and system in your body simultaneously. It's too good to believe because it's simple.   [11:42] Navaz explains why we need to shift our state to parasympathetic. We are in a state of sympathetic overdrive all the time, stimulated by our screens for hours on end. We need our gaze to be wider, as it would be out in nature if we were farming or walking. One way to shift your state is to go outside and shift your gaze. Get off your computer.   [12:42] Your breath also influences your state. Are you breathing effectively or ineffectively? Put one hand on your belly and one on your chest. Take a deep breath. Which hand moves first? They should both move, but the hand on your belly should move first. That's a sign that you're breathing using your diaphragm and you are likely not in a state of stress.   [13:34] If you're stressed out and you're in an emotional situation, somebody will say, ‘Take a deep breath,' and that will help you get into a calmer zone where you start to think a little bit more clearly and that's shifting you to parasympathetic. Rest, digest, recover and think more clearly during that state. Breath is the key to all of this.   [15:45] Research shows that you shouldn't be either sitting or standing too long. Postural dysfunction will occur whether you are sitting for six hours or standing for six hours. Postural dysfunction creates local inflammation. The vagus nerve alerts the brain of that inflammation. Navaz gives his hypothesis that it's best to shift between sitting and standing.   [17:27] Navaz offers ideas for stimulating the vagus nerve. Make breathing a little more challenging and teach yourself to breathe through your diaphragm even when you're under stress. Gargling, humming, deep breathing exercises, anything that helps activate the vocal cords.   [17:54] Nineteen percent of the information flowing through the vagus nerve consists of motor signals flowing from the brain stem to muscles, such as the pharyngeal and laryngeal muscles that maintain a patent open airway in the back of the throat and tensioning and lengthening the vocal cords to create pitch and tone.   [19:03] Navaz explains why you might shed tears when you gargle, and how that demonstrates a parasympathetic state! He tells of the benefits of gargling. It creates hormetic stress and resilience.   [21:03] Laughing helps the function of the vagus nerve like gargling and it has a social aspect, as well. Social connection supports health.   [22:13] Texting and email have interfered with meeting people. Being in the room with people builds connection.   [24:04] Some people with health challenges need an extra push to stimulate their vagus nerve. Navaz uses tools such as the gammaCore Sapphire from ElectroCore to stimulate the vagus nerve electrically and significantly improve the pain from migraine and cluster headaches. Vagus nerve stimulation is often the missing piece to get inflammation down and under control.   [29:57] Navaz says the vagus nerve stimulation via the gammaCore SapphireTM is entirely pain-free. It's very high-frequency and very low-voltage. It doesn't create muscle contraction. However, if you have an implanted metal device such as a pacemaker or cervical spine implant, above the shoulders, this device is not recommended.   [31:49] The gammaCore SapphireTM has not been studied on children in research. The inventor of the device used it on his eight-year-old daughter for eczema with good results but it has not been studied.   [33:12] Navaz had an elite skater patient. She had had many falls, some resulting in concussions. She had suffered from eating disorders when young and came to Dr. Navaz with digestive issues, mild depression, and Hashimoto's. Dr. Navaz tried the functional medicine approach and there were some small changes. The patient suffered another concussion.   [34:11] Dr. Navaz had her use the gammaCore SapphireTM during recovery. She noticed that this was the quickest she had ever rebounded from a head injury. She started noticing improvements in her digestion. Her pain was better. Her mood and her sleep shifted. She also came out of her depression. She credits all these changes to the healing of her inflammation.   [37:54] Dr. Navaz shares links for more information.   [38:39] Sachin thanks his friend Dr. Navaz Habib for joining the podcast today. Sachin recommends the book Activate Your Vagus Nerve and Navaz shares the link for it.   Mentioned in this episode Perfect Practice Live gammaCore SapphireTM VagusNerveBook.com Activate Your Vagus Nerve: Unleash Your Body's Natural Ability to Heal, by Dr. Navaz Habib Oura Ring HRV   Dr. Navaz Habib Dr. Navaz Habib is the founder of Health Upgraded, an online Functional Medicine and Health Optimization clinic, working with high-performing professionals, athletes, and entrepreneurs to dig deeper and find the answers to what is holding back their health. He works with those who want to upgrade their health, allowing them to have a greater impact and serve more people. To learn more about the device go to: Gammacore.com   Connect with Dr. Navaz Habib: Website: Jaredyellin.com Get Dr. Habib's book: Vagusnervebook.com Connect with Dr. Habib: Website: Healthupgraded.com Facebook: Facebook.com/DrNavazHabib Instagram: Instagram.com/DrNavazHabib   More about your host Sachin Patel How to speak with Sachin Go one step further and Become The Living Proof Perfect Practice Live sachin@becomeproof.com To set up a practice clarity call and opportunity audit   Books by Sachin Patel: Perfect Practice: How to Build a Successful Functional Medical Business, Attract Your Ideal Patients, Serve Your Community, and Get Paid What You're Worth The Motivation Molecule: The Biological Secrets To Eliminate Procrastination, Skyrocket Productivity, and Get Sh!t Done

Love Your Gut
Ep. 29 The Ileocecal valve, vagus nerve, your nervous system and SIBO with Dr. Jacobi

Love Your Gut

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 37:27


What is the state of your microbiome? In this episode of the Love Your Gut Podcast, I talk to Dr. Nirala Jacobi about the ileocecal valve, vagus nerve, your nervous system, and SIBO. Dr. Nirala Jacobi is a naturopathic doctor (ND) and internationally recognized expert on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). She is the creator of the SIBO Biphasic Diet, a resource that has helped tens of thousands of SIBO sufferers around the world. Dr. Jacobi is the host of The SIBO Doctor Podcast and the founder of The SIBO Doctor, an online educational platform that includes a practitioner certification program. She is also the medical director of SIBOtest, providing innovative testing options for SIBO and IBS. Dr. Jacobi is known for her systematic and effective approach to diagnosing and treating SIBO and other functional digestive disorders. Having received her naturopathic doctorate in 1998 from the esteemed Bastyr University in Seattle, USA she brings more than two decades of clinical experience and expertise to her clinic, the Biome Clinic. Tune in to hear more about the most common causes of ileocecal valve issues, trauma's far-reaching effects, the importance of sleep, and hear Dr. Jacobi's favorite way to love her gut. I would love to connect on Instagram or drheatherfinley.co

The Space
Humming our way to happiness

The Space

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 4:05


Today we've got a meditation that'll leave you feeling grateful even after the crappiest of weeks. Humming activates your Vagus Nerve, which signals to your nervous system that you're safe. So settle in and get ready to hum it out.  LINKS Follow @thespace_podcast on Instagram    Watch @thespace_podcast on TikTok   Follow @novapodcastsofficial on Instagram    CREDITS Host: Casey Donovan @caseydonovan88 Writer: Amy Molloy @amymolloy Producers: Elise Cooper and Hannah Bowman Editor: Adrian Walton  Listen to more great podcasts at novapodcasts.com.au   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Elemental Evan
Best Ways to Stimulate the Vagus Nerve

Elemental Evan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 23:10 Transcription Available


Best Ways to Stimulate the Vagus Nerve Get Your ENERGYbits Superfood Spirulina and Chlorella and use code ELEMENTAL at checkout for 20% off!Organifi Superfood Drink Powders (ELEMENTALEVAN for 20% off)Elemental 7-Day Health ResetAlitura Skin Care with truly all natural ingredients (ELEMENTAL15 for 15% off your first order)Elemental Evan InstagramEmail: elemental.evanhw@gmail.comElemental Evan WebsiteIntroduction to Breath Work CourseSeed Daily Synbiotic (Prebiotic & Probiotic) Use code ELEMENTALEVAN15Elemental Evan Youtube PageThe vagus nerve is a popular topic in the health and wellness realm, and with good reason. The vagus nerve is a major part of the gut brain axis serving as a communication highway for not only the brain and gut but for almost every other organ as well. The vagus nerve allows parts of your body to communicate to the brain and also lets your organs know when they can rest and relax since it is the main component of your parasympathetic nervous system. The vagus nerve is a key component of your health, and in this podcast episode, you'll learn about:What the vagus nerve is?How it connects your organs to your brain?How it's connected to your parasympathetic nervous system?How it's a part of the gut brain axis?What are simple ways to improve the health of your vagus nerve also known as vagal tone.This is a must listen for everyone. Enjoy the episode, do everything with good intentions, and connect to your elements. Disclaimer:This podcast is for educational purposes only, it is not a substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. Evan Roberts is not a medical professional and this podcast is provided on the understanding that it does not constitute medical or other professional advice or services. Statements and views expressed on this show are not medical advice, this podcast, including Evan Roberts and any guests on the show, disclaims responsibility for any possible adverse effects from the use of information contained in this episode. If you think you have a medical problem please consult a medical professional.Reference:The Vagus Nerve Explainedhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5859128/

The School of Higher Consciousness
32. Gut Health Series. An Introduction to Gut Health, Leaky Gut, Microbiome, Dysbiosis, the Gut Brain Axis, & More!

The School of Higher Consciousness

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 30:40


Did you know that 95% of our serotonin (our feel good, happy chemical) is made in the gut? Listen to the first episode in this gut health series, and learn how the gut plays a critical role in the development and healing process of most diseases, including mental health issues. We hear how important a healthy gut is to our health and wellbeing, but what does "gut health" even mean? Listen to episode 32 and learn the definitions to some common words we hear about in news headlines and health communities. Whether you are starting to feel mild digestive issues, suffering from a more severe health condition, or are simply interested in optimizing your gut health for you or your family, this series will hopefully be of great value to you! Listen to the episode & share your thoughts or questions with me! Find me at gina@theschoolofhigherconsciousness or send me a DM on Instagram. I absolutely love hearing from you. If you enjoy this episode, please share the episode with a friend or leave a positive review for the podcast! Links: The School of Higher Consciousness Website The School of Higher Consciousness Instagram Episode Time Stamp: What is Gut Health (06:40) Digestive Tract (07:23) Microbiome (07:53) Dysbiosis (09:30) Gut Brain Axis (11:00) Vagus Nerve & Stress (11:29) Neurotransmitters & Gut Brain Axis (13:50) C-Section Delivery & Microbiome (15:07) Appetite Suppression & Food Cravings (17:06) Leaky Gut (19:00) Probiotics and Prebiotics (21:40) Antibiotic Use (24:58)

Recovery On-Air
Nick Hool: The Hoolest Podcast

Recovery On-Air

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022


Nick Hool of Hoolest and Greg discuss Nick's outstanding technology that could aid in the recovery process. Nick's device stimulates the Vagus Nerve when held up to the neck. This takes individuals who use it out of a fight or flight state, and during early recovery, it's sometimes hard to stay fighting. Nick's tech is already being used at one of the Crossroad's facilities and could be used as another tool in the recovery toolbox.

ResearchPod
The heart of the matter: Clinical electrophysiology and beyond

ResearchPod

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 18:22 Transcription Available


Clinical electrophysiology, the application of electricity to monitor or produce a physiological effect, seems such a core part of any modern hospital stay that it's surprising how new it really is. Today, devices and techniques are more accurate and less invasive, making these lifesaving technologies  practically commonplace.We spoke with Benjamin Scherlag, Professor of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma, USA, about his role in this part of medical history and why his dual roles in both clinical cardiology and basic science, have been so valuable.Read more in Research OutreachRead the original article: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2019.02.014

Power Mom Minute
127. It's Cold Season! How to Holistically Strengthen Your Kids (and Your) Immune System, Gut Microbiome and Vagus Nerve with Integrative Pediatrician, Dr. Elisa Song, MD

Power Mom Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 46:19


Dr. Elisa Song, MD is an integrative pediatrician, pediatric functional medicine expert, and mom to 2 thriving children.  In her integrative pediatric practice, Whole Family Wellness, she's helped 1000s of kids get to the root causes of their health concerns and helped their parents understand how to help their children thrive – through body, mind, and spirit – by integrating conventional pediatrics with functional medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, herbal medicine, and essential oils.  Dr. Song created Healthy Kids Happy Kids as an online holistic pediatric resource to help practitioners and parents bridge the gap between conventional and integrative pediatrics with an evidence-based, pediatrician-backed approach. In this episode, Dr. Elisa and I chatted about The foods her children eat for lunch and how to avoid so many snacks - especially carb-loaded snacks How to prevent “hangry” children and get off the sugar rollercoaster What is integrated pediatrics? What does holistic medicine really mean? The side effects of using antibiotics in children, but what you can do in tandem to help reestablish a healthy “gut bugs” How to nourish your microbiome - especially your gut microbiome and what will help it stick and grow to improve your gut What foods you can add into your kids diet to help increase fiber intake The importance of the mind-body connection and the vagus nerve Which is the true first vs. second brain? What are the easiest switches you can make to help improve your gut microbiome? Her list of the top 4 “mischief makers” How our thoughts and psychological stress actually can change our gut microbiome and even our vaginal microbiome Exercises to strengthen your child's vagus nerve “muscle” and ways to take “mindful moments” with your kids Tips to starting your morning off peacefully   Follow Dr. Elisa Song at Website: Healthy Kids Happy Kids Whole Family Wellness FB: @drelisasongmd IG: @healthykids_happykids YT: @drelisasongmd   Come join me in my sandbox of life and in this podcast to explore, play and discover something new every single week… because I know you've yelled "Mommy's on a Call" at least once in the last week!!!

Healthy Sleep Revolution
Vagus Nerve Exercises to Help Kids Sleep

Healthy Sleep Revolution

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 11:39


The vagus nerve plays an important role on how our kids sleep. It is helps dictate our children's emotional regulation and overall life quality.  Keeping it properly stimulated allows our children to breathe properly and get that restful sleep.  In this episode, let's talk about: Understanding the function of the Vagus nerve Factors that negatively affect the Vagus nerve How to stimulate the Vagus nerve The correlation between tongue posture and the Vagus nerve Habits (including stress) in children to look out for  Vagus nerve exercises for kids How diet affects the Vagus nerve Cold water exposure therapy How “Happy Hormones” strengthen the Vagus nerve   Resources mentioned: The Importance of Regulating Cortisol Levels: https://bit.ly/3X2zgAy  Is Anxiety Keeping Your Child Up?: http://bit.ly/3UZ6izW The Importance of Myofunctional Therapy with Brittny Sciarra: http://bit.ly/3AgNlAy   Why Can't My Kid Fall Asleep? http://bit.ly/3hLpl2o      About Meghna Dassani Dr. Meghna Dassani is passionate about promoting healthy sleep through dental practices. In following the ADA's 2017 guideline on sleep apnea screening and treatment, she has helped many children and adults improve their sleep, their breathing, and their lives. Her books and seminars help parents and practitioners understand the essential roles of the tongue, palate, and jaw in promoting healthy sleep.   Connect with Dr. Meghna Dassani Website: https://www.meghnadassani.com  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/healthysleeprevolution  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/healthysleeprevolution/  Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9Lh_n7xmbhQVPGQrSjBIrw  Get a copy of Airway is Life: https://www.airwayislife.com 

Trauma Survivors Unite: Christian Emotional Recovery
Episode 17 Season 2: Applying Polyvagal Theory to Heal Trauma and Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Trauma Recovery

Trauma Survivors Unite: Christian Emotional Recovery

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 75:41


Applying Polyvagal Theory to Heal Trauma and Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Trauma RecoveryThis episode repurposes two related Youtube videos that contain visuals. If you would like to view these, feel free to watch the two videos with visuals instead, linked here ("Applying Polyvagal Theory to Heal Trauma" AND "Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Trauma Recovery"), OR you can consult the visuals linked below at these time intervals in the episode as you listen to the podcast. 18:30 Visual of Polyvagal Theory--Three States29:18 Organizing Principals of Polyvagal Theory55:09 Role of the Vagus Nerve and Benefits of Vagus Nerve and Mind-Body Practices59:30 Ten Vagus Nerve Stimulation ExercisesResources for Each Talk Are Linked Here:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/14cQmcfOJpgiW_gic7_3y8FvaE23RVqN9EKebPlAd20I/edit?usp=sharingVideo Description for "Applying Polyvagal Theory to Heal Trauma":Polyvagal Theory helps you understand how your nervous system works, how trauma gets stuck in your body, why you can't just "think" you way out of trauma, and how you can find ways to heal trauma by targeting it in the body. Understanding this system will help you know why trauma gets stuck in the body, and you can become aware of these states and start practicing specific techniques to stay in a regulated state. This video includes visuals based on established research to clarify how polyvagal theory works, and how you can apply its concepts to your own life. This will help you release trauma from your body, recondition your body, brain, mind, and nervous system into a relaxed state, and help you understand what is going on inside of you.Video Description for " Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Trauma Recovery":Vagus Nerve Stimulation is one way to help regulate your nervous system and heal trauma in the body. The Vagus Nerve, based on Polyvagal Theory regulates several systems in the body including our response to certain stimuli. If we get stuck in fight or fight or disassociation for extended periods of time because chronic abuse, trauma, and adverse experiences, it can cause damage to our vagus nerve. Vagus nerve stimulation exercises and practices can help you begin to tone and heal the vagus nerve so it functions properly. Healing the vagus nerve can help your body function better, help your body deal with stress better, and help you release trauma that has been stuck in the body. Before watching this video, I strongly recommend watching the video "Applying Polyvagal Theory to Heal Trauma" on this channel as a foundation of knowledge to understand this video better. 

Everyday Health, Simplified
Ep. 28: Reharmonizing Your Hormones

Everyday Health, Simplified

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 14:44


Hormones, the chemical messengers that control almost every single bodily process you have, might be THE most important balance of your body. Your hormonal system is a finely tuned, balanced machine. When it works well, we work well. And when it's off, WE are off. And because our body is so well-coordinated, an imbalance in one area can create a domino effect that we feel! These effects result in lower quality of life for us, looking like fatigue, crankiness, weight gain, lower immunity, chronic conditions, and even disease. What can we do about it? Surprisingly, getting our hormones tested doesn't always help, because the tests we have don't measure the small imbalances that affect us on a daily basis - only the huge ones that need serious measures. THE most common hormone imbalance of the 21st century is cortisol imbalance, followed by estrogen imbalances for women. When one of these is off, it causes issues for many of our other hormones that dictate our appetite, energy, and inflammation. This episode gives you straightforward strategies you can use to help put your hormones back in harmony. When you focus on what you put IN and ON your body, and what you do WITH your body, you can see improvements in your hormones in as few as two weeks! What are these strategies? Activating your Vagus Nerve in simple ways throughout the day. Practicing gratitude. Avoiding xenoestrogens. And what REALLY makes a difference is our nutrition. You DO have a lot of control here. Text me the word “Food” at 727-591-4959, and I'll send you the food template that has given me so much more freedom of choice AND better hormone levels at the same time. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/elisa-m-pool/message

The Yin Yoga Podcast
Yin & Pranayama: Time to Breathe

The Yin Yoga Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 65:03


Breathing is the simplest thing in the world. But it's also incredibly powerful. Science is just recently tuning in to the capacity of the breath to heal mental illness, chronic pain, chronic stress and so much more. While there is no wrong way to breathe, there are certainly more strategic ways to breathe. This practice is a purposeful exploration of the breath in simple, restorative postures. You'll be introduced to a strategy that primes you for deep learning and connection. Props needed: Bolster, blocks and blanketPlease take a moment after your practice to leave a 5 star review! These reviews ensure that the people who can benefit the most from these practices can find them easily. Thank You!!Enhance your understanding of chronic pain, as a yoga practicioner, teacher or as someone who lives with chronic pain, or loves someone who does. Introduction to Pain Care Yoga is a short video course that will formalize your understanding of Yoga for Pain Care and provide simple, accessable strategies for relief. Learn the Yoga Yoga Pose Repertoire through simple daily lessons and practices. This FREE 8 Day Email Course Curriculum is introduces you to the Yin Yoga pose repertoire in bite sized lessons. Enroll for FREE: https://yoga.mandyryle.com/yin-yoga-poses-email-course/

Endurance Planet
Sock Doc 18: Destress Now, Be Healthy Later — Guide To The Vagus Nerve and More On Mastering Your Stress And Boosting Health Outcomes

Endurance Planet

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 72:55


Dr. Steve Gangemi, The Sock Doc, is a natural health care doctor who founded and practices at Systems Health Care, an integrative wellness center in Chapel Hill, NC. Steve is also a longtime endurance athlete and is a wealth of knowledge for athletes looking to optimize wellness. Vagus Nerve 101 What is the vagus nerve? What purpose does […] The post Sock Doc 18: Destress Now, Be Healthy Later — Guide To The Vagus Nerve and More On Mastering Your Stress And Boosting Health Outcomes first appeared on Endurance Planet.

Counselor Toolbox Podcast
How Trauma Get Trapped In Your Body – Part 1

Counselor Toolbox Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 9:44


Learn about the Vagus Nerve.

A Gutsy Girl
How to Deal with Overwhelming Emotions {in order to heal your gut} {Episode 58 with Kimberly Lucas}

A Gutsy Girl

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 43:35


ResourcesTeal Swan: The Completion ProcessJoe DispenzaWhat is the Vagus Nerve?Emotional Healing (Episode 3 of the podcast)The Emotion Code: How to Release Your Trapped Emotions for Abundant Health, Love, and Happiness (Updated and Expanded Edition)The Secret Language of Your Body: The Essential Guide to Health and WellnessKimberly's website HEREKimberly on Instagram HEREWork with Kimberly HEREWe need to be in our body to heal our gut.Kimberly LucasDon't Miss These ThoughtsWho is Kimberly Lucas?What did Kimberly go through in order to start truly healing?What are chakras, why are they so important for the physical body, and what are the 3 most relevant chakras for gut healing?Ways we can begin to address internal healing? Kimberly gives the practical steps.What are some resources for learning more about the connection between mind and body?How important are diets and supplements in a gut healing journey?How does our self-talk influence our gut?How do we separate our identity and our illness?“Through every trauma lies an innocent child ready to break free. In order to free the child one must be willing to face their trauma and take back their power.”Kimmy Althauser-LucasA Little AnecdoteKimberly Lucas grew up with chronic stomach conditions that started when she was around 14.In addition to crippling stomach issues she also dealt with candida, acne, and thyroid issues.Despite turning towards the naturalistic route and eating clean, taking supplements, and working with practitioners, nothing was working for her.Sound familiar?She hit a rut.Finally in her 30's she discovered the power of healing her own emotional trauma through her inner child.She now deals with NONE of her past symptoms and continues to practice what she preaches everyday.All because she healed her mind. And then her physical health followed.What we feel internally always manifests externally.Kimberly LucasPhysical Symptoms and EmotionWe already know the connection between the nervous system and the gut, but what about emotional health?How does the quality of our mental health relate the the health of our gut?In the podcast Kimberly mentions chakras, which are basically energy centers within your body.These chakras are meant to flow through our body system, similar to a waterfall.But when emotions aren't properly dealt with these energy bodies can become stuck and create physical issues.Each chakra has their own location as well as core emotions that attach themselves there.Here are the 7 chakras, simplified:Root chakra- this chakra is located in the tailbone region and is important for foundational bodily functions like eating and sleeping. It also is our physical and spiritual connection to the Earth itself. This chakra is focused on the emotion of peace.Sacral chakra- this chakra is in your deeper pelvic area and centers around who you are. It includes enjoyable parts of living like sexual freedom and creativity. This chakra is focused on creativity and discovery.Solar plexus chakra- this chakra is located around the intestinal region. This focuses on your self “warrior” or response to stressful situations.Heart chakra- this is obviously, in your heart area. This focuses on love and its byproducts.Throat chakra- this is in your throat (another shocking one I know). It is your means of how you express yourself both physically and internally. It helps you tell your own truth.Third eye chakra- this is between your eyebrows. This is an area of energy that helps you go past regular human thinking and explore the spiritual world.Crown chakra- top of your head. This is simply your consciousness. When it is balanced though, you reach the full discovery of yourself and your place in the world.Of course we want these chakras to be freely flowing through our body and perfectly in balance with one another.Unfortunately, they are very easy to get blocked.Red flags that can signal a blocked chakrachronic sicknessmentally stuck in a rutphysical soreness and stiffnessloss of a sense of controlAs Kimberly says, any physical pain is simply a messenger.It is our body's way of telling us that something is out of line and some reflection needs to be done.Sources: HERE and HEREGut chakrasKimberly goes into depth in three of the chakras in particular that connect with our Gutsy issues.1. Root chakra (lowest, tailbone area): safety and security-do you feel safe and secure in your body?-crucial for this to be in balance, without we can not fully heal our gut2. Sacral chakra (middle, pelvis)- marriage, relationships, joy, sexuality, happiness3. Solar plexus (highest, stomach)- trust, authentic self, power, confidenceAll three of these chakras are essential to get rebalanced, especially the root chakra.It is here that the root question of- do YOU believe you can heal comes in to play.If you don't truly believe it, you won't heal.DIG MORE INTO THIS TOPIC OF ‘DO YOU BELIEVE YOU CAN HEAL?' BY CLICKING HERE.Steps To Addressing Internal Emotions“Physical, emotional, and mental pain are all sign posts to a greater storyline within you”It is so easy to get trapped in our heads, and our inner trauma.Kimberly notes that in order to truly heal we must face the issues we tend to shy away from.Here are the 3 steps:Acknowledge that your pain is more than just physical (physical symptoms indicate deeper issues). Btw – this first step is an absolute GAME CHANGER.Stay curious- open yourself up to areas of depth.Allow yourself to FEEL your pain.The last one is scary, I know, but necessary to heal.Kimberly mentions in the podcast that allowing yourself to feel will bring forward an emotion that you can reflect on.You must face these in order to continue making progress.A lot of the time these can also bring forward memories, which can be hard to work through.Allow yourself the time and space to deal with these potentially difficult emotions.Remember that this is a great way to make strides towards your future health.Healing the Inner SelfNow that we have dug up all this emotion, what do we do with it? Kimberly describes the importance of facing and working through your trauma head on in the podcast.If they aren't addressed, these problems will continue to root themselves in the physical body.“What we feel internally will always manifest externally.”Kimberly LucasIf we don't heal our mind we will never heal our gut.The good news is this is entirely feasible. There are a number of ways to make these internal shifts.Change the way you talk to yourselfOne quick way Kimberly suggests to start is to change the way we talk to ourselves. Instead of feeding ourself constant negative feelings, change the way you talk to yourself. Try telling yourself mantras everyday that reflect a headspace of healing and positivity. Eventually this can become a regular practice that can encourage positive emotions. Even small things like this can make a huge change in your healing journey.2. Disconnect your identity from your mental/ physical issuesAlso remind yourself that you are NOT your illness or mental trauma. This is the best way to build a foundation for working through your inner-self in a healthy way.3. Take ownership over your healing journeyWhile having professional help can be extremely beneficial in improving mental health, it all comes down to YOU.Therapists can provide helpful coping strategies and lead you on your journey, but it truly is in your hands.It takes hard work and dedication, but removing this negative energy from your body is critical.Further LearningKimberly recommends a couple resources to dive more into each section of the inner-healing process.The Completion Process (how to heal your inner child)The Emotion Code: How to Release Your Trapped Emotions for Abundant Health, Love, and Happiness (Updated and Expanded Edition) how to release trapped emotion from your body)The Secret Language of Your Body: The Essential Guide to Health and Wellness (emotional component to your symptoms)These books help further dive into the connection between traumatic events and physical manifestations.To wrap it all up, Kimberly mentions three things she believes to be absolutely crucial to gut healing: Self confidence, self trust, and self forgiveness.Notice how all 3 start with the “self.”Healing is in your hands if you are willing to take it.More from A Gutsy GirlWant to learn even more about the gut and ways to heal it?Learn all the secrets via my signature book, A Gutsy Girl's Bible: a 21-day approach to healing the gut. Grab your copy on Amazon HERE. Welcome to A Gutsy Girl PodcastHang out on InstagramBFF's on YouTubeFree resource: The Master Gutsy SpreadsheetRated-G Email ClubWrap UpTime to wrap this up. As always, a huge goal for this show is to connect with even more people. Feel free to send an email to our team at podcast@agutsygirl.com. We want to hear questions, comments, show ideas, etc.Did you enjoy this episode? Please drop a comment below or leave a review on Apple Podcasts.Bio: Kimberly LucasMy name is Kimberly Althauser-Lucas, but most refer to me as Kimmy. I've always had a strong intuition, but never knew the extent of it until I started my spiritual journey. It wasn't until December 2013, when reality hit me in the face.I was 24 years old and my best friend was found dead. When I received that phone call I hit rock bottom and started to experience a heavy amount depression and started second guessing life and if I am meant to be here.From that day on I knew I needed help.My childhood wounds began to haunt me even more. Memories of the past of being sexually abused and my parents drunk and fighting began to surface and take over me.I started to seek external help and began to put my mental and physical health as a priority.I started incorporating daily prayer, Wim Hof breathing, reiki, acupuncture, weekly therapy sessions with a psychiatrist, and seeing a Native Hawaiian Healer to heal my trauma.In July 2018, the Voilà Method found me and I found it. It was a perfect modality I started to use daily to heal my own inner wounds. The Voilà method helped me heal my inner child and I started to become pain free physically and mentally.In April 2021, I began to expand my knowledge in self healing and took the Completion Process by Teal Swan.Today, I now guide others out of pain by healing not just the body, but the mind and soul.If you liked this episode, you might also enjoy:Self Healing {through healing letters}Anxiety Self Care Checklist {Episode 46 with Kerri Axelrod}What Role Does the Gut Play in Mood and Brain Health {Episode 37 with Tina Anderson}Xox,SKH

Wellness Force Radio
Stefan Chmelik | Vagus Nerve Toning: The Science + Spirit of Healing From Stress With Sensate

Wellness Force Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 71:11


To go and spend time in nature; amongst plants and trees is one of the most balancing and healing things that you can do. The human vagus nerve is 400-500 million years old whereas our human brain is only about 1 million years old. So, our body and our autonomic nervous system respond to these cues of noise and sound in a profound way. - Stefan Chmelik  Are You Stressed Out Lately? Take a deep breath with the M21™ wellness guide: a simple yet powerful 21 minute morning system that melts stress and gives you more energy through 6 science-backed practices and breathwork. Click HERE to download for free. Is Your Energy Low? Get more superfoods to improve your energy, digestion, gut health plus also reduce inflammation and blood sugar. Click HERE to try Paleovalley's Apple Cider Vinegar Complex + Save 15% with the code 'JOSH' *Review The WF Podcast & WIN $150 in wellness prizes! *Join The Facebook Group Wellness + Wisdom Episode 484 Inventor and Co-Founder of Sensate, Stefan Chmelik, shares how their device helps heal anxiety + brings you back to a state of equilibrium, the importance of building antifragility in our modern world and how to do that, why it is so vital to spend time in nature and how Sensate is specifically designed to bring this specific healing power to people who live in large cities. As a collective, our stress levels are at an all-time high. What can we do to heal the impact of day-to-day overstimulation? Find out how Sensate, essentially a healing singing stone, uses infrasonic resonance, vagus nerve stimulation, and soundscapes to bring relief to your nervous system.     SENSATE: Your Key to Calm Click HERE to Save $25 with code "JOSH25" For many of us, our body's built-in stress management system is in overdrive. With a nervous system chronically stuck in fight/flight/freeze mode, your body is not receiving adequate time to rest and recover from everyday stressors. Sensate uses the natural power of infrasonic resonance to calm your body's nervous system, providing immediate relief from stress & anxiety while improving sleep.   Infrasonic Wave Technology Sensate's novel patented technology was designed to send infrasonic waves through the chest, to reach the vagus nerve that sits deep in the core of our nervous system. By speaking to our body's command center, we can control how we respond to all the positive and negative things that we experience each day. Together with the specially composed hemispheric audio within the app, users report feeling calmer from the very first session.   Stress, meet science A groundbreaking innovation in wellness technology, Sensate uses the natural power of sonic resonance to calm your body's nervous system, providing immediate relief and long-term benefits from regular use. With Sensate you will be able to: Calm your nerves Improve stress resilience Increase Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Click HERE to Save $25 with code "JOSH25" Listen To Episode 484 As Stefan Chmelik Uncovers: [1:30] Sensate: The Healing Singing Stone Stefan Chmelik Get Sensate - Save $25 on your order with the code "JOSH25" at checkout What Sensate is and how it uses the vibration of harmonics and sound to heal stress. The difference between vagus nerve stimulation through the ear and actual toning with Sensate which you place on your chest. Anna Gudmundson CEO & Co-founder at Sensate Josh's favorite feature about the Sensate device. Whether or not the location of the Sensate device on the body and the frequency matter to the user. Taking a closer look at just how much water is actually in our system and how both sound and frequency affect that water. The fact that the speed of sound in water is one of the fastest momentums in the world. Exploring the study of sound including infrasonic resonance and how it's used in the Sensate device. The history or archaeoacoustics or sound waves, vibration, and low frequencies in the ocean, on land, and especially in a spiritual environment and traditional space such as Stonehenge. Paul Chek | All is God   [18:30] How to Build Resilience + Anti-Fragility Their focus on integrative medicine at Sensate and how they've embedded that in their mission. Why, as a collective, our stress levels are at an all-time high, and the impact of being overstimulated every day by too much information coming in and the nature of the content. The power of building resiliency and anti-fragility for greater balance. Consequences we are seeing in real-time due to the way that mankind has mistreated Mother Nature. The impact of technology on humans; especially for our youngest generations. Dangers of getting too used to the quick dopamine hits from short pieces of content like on TikTok. What a possible solution to TikTok could look like for humanity by focusing on anti-fragility and resiliency. The absolute truth that money and wealth do not lead to happiness. Why Stefan believes in removing comforts systematically from your life and how to go about doing that. How tools like a cold plunge are great for removing comforts and building up both resiliency and anti-fragility.   [27:30] Biohacking Mother Nature's Healing Powers at Home Josh Trent: Solocast | Healing The Father Wound, 100+ Hours Fasting, Vision Questing + Being Alone With Mother Nature's Wisdom Solocast | Vision Quest Part 1: Honoring Our Ancestors Solocast | Vision Quest Part 2: Touching Death How Sensate specifically helps people build up their resilience and anti-fragility; especially if they live in large cities and away from nature. Studies that were done in Japan about the extremely powerful benefits of spending time in nature and the practice of forest bathing. Why just the sounds of nature are almost as effective as being in nature. 482 Dave Asprey | Advanced Biohacking For Body Mind & Spirit What Josh and Stefan believe biohacking is at its very core. 462 Ben Greenfield: Should You STOP Using Plant Medicines?  Teemu Arina Tim Gray Why biohacking is not for everyone because it can take a fair degree of commitment but it's a great way to put your focus, and at times money, on something else compared to healthcare bills. Comparing the deleterious effects of alcohol, drugs, and porn that gives someone with an addiction a sense of relief and distraction vs spending the same amount of money on a device that also gives them that plus heals their body + mind like Sensate. Stefan's personal mission to positively impact the lives of 100 million people by 2025. A specific example of how the Sensate device helped an American veteran, who hadn't left the house in 5 years, start healing his PTSD and within 2 weeks of use left his home to have dinner at a restaurant with his family.   [37:00] Conscious Technology Use + Humanity's Next Phase of Life King Charles loses his temper at leaking pen: 'Every stinking time' The emotional blunting we are seeing being exposed in the Royal Family. Billionaire No More: Patagonia Founder Gives Away the Company Why we do not need money and expensive things to live a happy life; having a simple lifestyle mindset will bring you great joy. Unique scenarios and uses people have for Sensate to help them live life well and let go of daily stress. Why Sensate doesn't recommend having children use their product but many parents are allowing them to do so. The heartbreaking increase in anxiety we are seeing in younger people since the CV 19 pandemic began. Why it's so important that we find a balance and a way to use technology to leverage humanity's development in the next phase of our life on this planet.   [45:40] The Research + Development of Sensate How we can build greater stress resilience and measure it through HRV with Sensate. Why Stefan believes that Sensate's primary use is to increase connection. How Sensate was designed to be placed on the upper body and not as a headset to achieve their mission of boosting greater well-being for the user. The research and development in clinics with patients that Sensate went through with their product before presenting it to the public. Their goal to have a measurable HRV impact on the user by the 20-minute mark but it actually was 10 minutes in their research. Why they decided not to have Sensate be a medical device but a direct-to-consumer product in order to be able to help more people as quickly as possible. The fact that subjective wellbeing does exist from user to user, what it is, and why Stefan thinks that's extremely important. How you can do a subjective wellbeing test on yourself each day as an opportunity to tune in with how your body + mind are feeling. Why HRV is more complex than we could ever imagine.   [51:30] Clean Stress vs Dirty Stress Why vagal nerve tone is an extremely beneficial metric to better understand someone's health. Explaining the vagus nerve's direct connection and representation of gut-brain axis connection. How improving your vagus nerve's health will positively impact the wellbeing of the rest of the body and brain. Breaking down the difference between clean stress and dirty stress. Why we're feeling extremely unsafe and threatened even though, in reality, we live in an overall very safe world. The day-to-day dirty stress we may feel with emails, text messages, and work deadlines that we cannot avoid. Peter Levine Exploring the fact that animals in the wild do not get PTSD because they have built-in mechanisms to shake off trauma. breathwork.io The power of the breath and the fact that it is the first and last physical movement we do in life with infinite breaths in between. What spacial sound is and how they're mixing it in with their product for a 4D sound experience with the physical sensation. How centuries ago churches and organs were designed for spacial sound to create a sense of awe and wonder that you would also experience with Sensate. Stefan's last pieces of advice for living life well including leading a purpose-based life. Why we should aim for contentness, not for happiness.   Power Quotes From The Show The Social Media Experiment on our Youngest Generations "The people who design social media and games, they know what they're doing. This is a huge experiment and we are witnessing the first generation of human beings ever who we are doing this with. We have no idea really what the long-term implications are. This is why I talk about the importance of antifragility. One of the most heartbreaking things that I think is going on in the world is the epidemic of anxiety in younger people. I think it's a very difficult world to grow up in and the pandemic highlighted that even more because meaningful connection has been harder and harder to build with the rise of technology." - Stefan Chmelik   Benefits of Becoming Antifragile "Many people know about resilience and its benefits if it's done in a non-macho way, but the majority don't know about how to become antifragile. It's not about survival or how much pain or discomfort you can tolerate. Antifragility, which is a biological mechanism, is the idea that you get stronger as a result of challenge."  - Stefan Chmelik Experiencing the Healing Power of Nature at Home "Most people still live in cities so how do you expose people to the healing benefits of nature? These people who live in apartments might not have a park nearby to go to let alone a countryside to go out into. There's so much research out there now especially from Japan about the benefits of forest bathing or shinrin-yoku; it is literally one of the strongest medicines. To go and spend time in nature; amongst plants and trees is one of the most balancing and healing things that you can do... ...I certainly recommend that people do it every week, even every day if they can. At Sensate, we're helping hold people by the hand and taking them down that path by including nature noises in the tracks; sometimes subliminal and sometimes obvious. The human vagus nerve is 400-500 million years old whereas our human brain is only about 1 million years old. So, our body and our autonomic nervous system respond to these cues of noise and sound in a profound way that we don't even know or can't interpret with our human brain."  - Stefan Chmelik Links From Today's Show  Stefan Chmelik Get Sensate - Save $25 on your order with the code "JOSH25" at checkout Anna Gudmundson CEO & Co-founder at Sensate Josh Trent: Solocast | Healing The Father Wound, 100+ Hours Fasting, Vision Questing + Being Alone With Mother Nature's Wisdom Paul Chek | All is God Solocast | Vision Quest Part 1: Honoring Our Ancestors Solocast | Vision Quest Part 2: Touching Death 482 Dave Asprey | Advanced Biohacking For Body Mind & Spirit 462 Ben Greenfield: Should You STOP Using Plant Medicines?  Teemu Arina Tim Gray King Charles loses his temper at leaking pen: 'Every stinking time' Billionaire No More: Patagonia Founder Gives Away the Company Shop the Wellness Force Media Store breathwork.io Paleovalley – Save 15% on your ACV Complex with the code ‘JOSH' Seeking Health - Save 10% with the code 'JOSH' Organifi – Special 20% off to our listeners with the code ‘WELLNESSFORCE' Drink LMNT – Zero Sugar Hydration: Get your free LMNT Sample Pack, you only cover the cost of shipping Feel Free from Botanic Tonics – Save 40% when you use the code ‘WELLNESS40' PLUNGE - Save $150 with the code "WELLNESSFORCE' MitoZen - Save 10% with the code "WELLNESSFORCE" Activation Products - Save 20% with the code "WELLNESSFORCE" Essential Oil Wizardry: Save 10% with the code 'WELLNESSFORCE' Cured Nutrition – Get 15% off of your order when you visit wellnessforce.com/cured + use the code ‘WELLNESSFORCE' M21 Wellness Guide Wellness Force Community Leave Wellness Force a review on iTunes Sensate Facebook Instagram YouTube Twitter About Stefan Chmelik Immersed in meditation teaching and natural medicine since birth, Stefan Chmelik started his journey into meditation before the age of 10. One of the most experienced and highly qualified whole-person healthcare practitioners of his generation, and the UK's leading integrated TCM expert. He has been dedicated professionally to healthcare for the last 30 years and founded the pioneering New Medicine Group team, leading the way in integrated healthcare in the UK. Stefan's mission now is to help people find their way towards the fullest possible health and happiness through the use of technology as an aid to profound relaxation. Stefan's Own Wellness Journey “My own meditation practice started over 45 years ago, and has included extended Vipassana retreats and several years spent studying under Buddhist Masters, including Ajahn Sumedho, Abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery and Tibetan High Llama's. I have undertaken the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme (MBSR) training and have completed silent retreats under S.N.Goenka and Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of Mindfulness.” Stefan is a published and best selling author and has written or contributed to numerous articles and books on health. He is a Masters level researcher, lecturer and mentor. His time is now dedicated to supporting global impact through improving mental health via BioSelf Technology and the groundbreaking technology he invented, Sensate.  

Straight Talking Natural Health
STNH 44: Jessica Maguire - Repairing the Nervous System - All about the vagus nerve

Straight Talking Natural Health

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 49:31


Enter the Vagus Nerve Queen! Jess is here to chat all about the nervous system, how it responds to stressors and challenges, and how to recover and repair to avoid burnout and shutdown. In this episode we discuss: The emergence of new knowledge and education around the vagus nerve Many roles of the vagus nerve and what it does for our health How the vagus nerve is connected to organs around the body All of the facets of the nervous system Identifying signs and symptoms of vagus nerve issues How the body responds to survival instincts and external threats The possibility of inflammation and viruses affecting vagus nerve function The importance of understanding your body's cues and signals Rewiring the nervous system to respond well in the moments of stress   Want to connect with Jessica? Click here for her website. Click here for her Instagram. Click here for her Facebook. Click here for her YouTube Channel. And click here for her current courses!   Want to connect with Jules? Start here to connect. For Naturopathic Appointments click here.

Stylish and Sustainable
Episode 119: The Vagus Nerve and Your Nervous System

Stylish and Sustainable

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 14:08


In this episode, I share all about the wonder nerve that modern science has recently allowed us to better understand. The vagus nerve might just be the key to managing stress, understanding the brain-gut connection and hacking our nervous systems. Get 5 free downloadable guided meditations:https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5e5a1c35866c3b0026e5d528 Shop my favorite toxin-free, sustainable makeup, and beauty products here:https://www.beautycounter.com/sabrinajoy?goto=/ Get your free diffuser recipe e-book:https://view.flodesk.com/pages/5e725dcb5af0de0026de30fb

This Might Be Helpful
The Curious Observer with Morgan Starr-Riestis

This Might Be Helpful

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 60:29


Hey! SO stoked to be introducing our first guest on TMBH; the wise and wonderful Morgan Star-Riestis. Morgan is a Holistic Wellness Therapist specialising in Internal Family Systems, EMDR, Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy and Narrative, Somatic & Movement Therapy.  This episode is a real banger. We talk about the many aspects of self and adopting the perspective of the curious observer. We dive into the many modalities of healing, with Morgan giving us some practical tools you can use today to soothe a very nervous system. We talk psychobiotics, the 'highest self', teaching the ego and so much more.  I hope you enjoy today's episode as much as I did! With love, - Cam You can find more of Morgan's teachings here: @mind.psy.guidance https://www.mindpsyguidance.com/spiritual-healer-near-me P.S. if you enjoy today's episode, please leave a review! Share it with someone who might find it helpful. 

The Arise Podcast
Season 4, Episode 4, Rebecca W. Walston, TJ Poon, and Danielle Inter-Cultural Conversations

The Arise Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 61:08


And this week  you're going to listen in on a conversation between myself,  Rebecca Wheeler Walston, and TJ Poon. We're all part of a project we've been working on together for over a year now. And, and as part of that project, we're exploring the Latinx experience in, in this time. And so what, what we're doing in this conversation is kind of fleshing out, like, what does it mean to have an intercultural conversation in with the primary lens of Latinx culture?Rebecca Wheeler Walston:Specializing in advising non-profits and small businesses. Specialties: providing the legal underpinning for start-up nonprofits and small businesses, advising nonprofit boards, 501c3 compliance, creating and reviewing business contracts. Rebecca lives in Virginia, has completed  Law School at UCLA, holds a Master's in Marriage and Family Counseling, is also a licensed minister.TJ Poon: Danielle (00:12):Welcome to the Arise Podcast, conversations on faith, race, justice, gender, and healing. And this week, uh, you're going to listen in on a conversation between myself, uh, Rebecca Wheeler Walston, and TJ Poon. We're all part of a project we've been working on together for over a year now. And, and as part of that project, we're exploring the Latinx experience in, in this time. And so what, what we're doing in this conversation is kind of fleshing out, like, what does it mean to have an intercultural conversation in with the primary lens of Latinx culture?Rebecca (00:52):Right? It it reminds me what that, um, the, the, the, uh, Latinx woman who we saw this weekend. I don't know, I'm not sure I remember where she's from particularly, but how she was talking about how, like in Spanish, the, the wording is different. Therefore, what I interpret or what I metabolized right, is different. That was brilliant.Danielle (01:18):Mm-hmm. . Okay. I love what you just said, Rebecca. And then tj, I'd like you to hear your thoughts on this, but part of what I think I'm hoping for in saying this is a space for you to even come in and, and say, like, in the African H and American experience, here's where I resonate. Mm. But here's where I don't resonate if you don't resonate. So I, I think this wasn't outright said in the African American experience about the psychological lens, but I do think it was implied and it was there. And so I think this is a chance for us to collaborate and hopefully pull people together despite differences. So that's something I'm wondering about, but I I didn't wanna just throw that out there in the moment.Rebecca (02:11):What do you mean by a psychological lens?Danielle (02:14):Because in the Western European format, pretty much the only person of color I read, and the only person of color I read from a psychology standpoint was re men. Mm-hmm. , every single other person in literature was white, white female, white male philosophers, European philosophers here and there. Someone Spanish, but white. And what I'm saying is that European Americans don't own healing practices. And oftentimes what I've learned in the space of a psychological lens, I've found it in my community that has a far longer history and with different language. And, and so even when we talk about like alignment, I mean, doesn't that sound like Dan Siegel to you? Doesn't that sound like Shar to you? Yeah. But they aren't citing as techs and South American indigenous peoples. And I, I have no doubt that that is likely found in African American communities as well. And so I, I wanted to give the participants, at least La Latinx participants and hopefully bridge some gaps here and have people know, like, I'm not just stepping into a healing practice that is made by European white men. This is a, this healing practice. Actually, European white men, like a lot of things took it and they reworked it in their culture, which fine, but we also own part of that history. We own part of the way we heal. This is not original to it.Rebecca (03:59):That's the part where I feel like, again, like throwing an accusation that such, such as white is, um, among other things, it is problematic because unless you've done the research to, in what you're telling me is that the very origin of something that you're, you're discussing actually came out of European culture and only outta European culture, then the statement is just outright inaccurate, right? Mm-hmm. . And in some ways, you are actually perpetuating supremacy by, by, by perpetuating the, the lie that the thing we're talking about is, is unique to, to people of European or white folk. Right. Or however. Um, and so stop doing that. Right? Right. But, and so, so yeah. So you're asking me what is the African American equivalent to alignment, toka testimonial, andDanielle (05:02):Like trust.Rebecca (05:03):Yeah. You're asking me that?Danielle (05:05):Yeah. Cuz I mean, I don't know. But even in watching high on the hog mm-hmm. , and they're in this, they go to this one church setting, right? I don't know if you remember it. And it's like, got just the pillars left. And it was a, a place where they imagine one of the first quote unquote, first established African churches were in the south, and they talked about they had like, images of people dancing in that space mm-hmm. . And I was imagining that when I wrote this, things like that came to me as perhaps examples of heart to heart listening. Although it didn't look like, let's be honest, when Mexicans are hard to heart listening, we don't sit down. Mm. You know, we're moving around, we're talking, and, and we don't wait for you to finish your sentence necessarily.Rebecca (06:00):Right? So the thing I could say about that, the thing I would say about Plactica, right? Um, twice now, in the past week, I have had an older black woman say to me, I, I came to lay my eyes on you. What they expressly said was to put an eye on you and they point to one eye, right? And it's this sense that I need, I need to see you with my own eyes in order to discern or listen to what is happening in, in the space, right? Mm-hmm. . Um, so I think that, that, that might be the sense of heart to heart listening, right? Like, there's something that happens where, Right. That, that's a part of the alignment is I can read with my eyes the, the space, right? And then this thing about testimonial, what comes to my mind is that the phraseology keeping it real, right?This idea that with there, like the story that is being told needs to be a true story. Mm-hmm. , we have lots of, you know, when you hear the snaps and all this, but the sense that something has resonated in my body with the sense of like, now what you just said is that that's the truth, right? Mm-hmm. and, and, and a problem. If that, if that's not what happens, right? To the point that is a compliment. Oh, he keeps it real. She keeps it real. He keeps it 100. Right? It's the basic sense that you're, you are telling, you're, you're saying the story that you're giving is the true word or trues version of what happened. Um, and probably for the last one, in terms of trust or confidence or inclusion, I, I, I would probably say, um, the, the sense when I be like, Oh, that's my girl and we're here. Right? That's, and again, with the eyes, it's something like these two things. If the first two things happen that leaves the door open for a sense of, there, there is a trust and a confidence in a sense that we are in alignment together. Right? Right. And, um, if one of those three things is not legit, then you are out. We are like, we not here. Mm-hmm. , Do you know what I'm saying? I, I mean that's very, uh, colloquial in the language, but I think the, the, the dynamic is true nonetheless.Right? What's the version? And so there is a sense even that my whole body has to be engaged in the process for me to feel this kind of alignment. I need to see it, touch it, taste it, hear it. Like all of my senses need to be engaged before I feel like I could say, Right? And if I, if I don't have that, I don't know. I don't know you. Right? Like, I d know you like that.Danielle (09:03):Mm-hmm. , tj, any thoughts or anything to add or comments? Not yet that I'm enjoying this conversation. I think one thing I wanted to add for Za, like trust is something that happened at my daughter's Za. Now my fam, they're not my family, but I'm calling them my family. They all came and c and Corte, it's their, um, their daughter and their, and their son-in-law came, the son-in-law's white. He's, and he's, he's joined the family. And, uh, they're always telling me like, Hey, he didn't say hi to so and so, can you help him out? You know? So he didn didn'tDidn't speak. So, uh, that's a big thing, right? To say hi to everybody. I'm always saying, Hey, did you say hi to them? He's like, I think I did like brother, like, you better go do it again. They don't feel like you really sent high. He's like, I waved. I'm like, No. They wanna like, no, thatNo. You gotta like shake your hand. And so they're giving, they're giving him hints, right? But they, they're keeping him. They're not, they're not, they're not pushing him out. And so at the point where the dancing was on and the dj, they requested a song and they're like, Sam, Sam, get out there and dance. And Sam was like, Okay. And it's this, it's this, basically it's this Mexican line dance. And he was right on it. He had the whole dance down and everybody cheered for him. They were like, You're in, you're in. And they were going nuts. And afterwards he was glowing. He was so happy. And it, it wasn't a sense of like, if he didn't do it right, he was gonna be ridiculed. It was just like, you're part of us, you know? Mm-hmm. . And so that's kinda what I think too about trust and inclusion, like the trust to share moments like that with someone, even in fun time times, you know? Mm-hmm. . Yeah. Does that make sense?Rebecca (11:03):It makes perfect sense.Danielle (11:05):Mm-hmm. , I wish you could see this guideline dance.Rebecca (11:08):It makes perfect sense.Danielle (11:11):And by the way, Mexicans do a lot of line dancing and that's,Rebecca (11:15):I mean, you know, black people know a little bit, just a little bit, just a little bit about my, not that much, just a little bit .Danielle (11:27):Okay. So that feels like good. Um, TJ, can you hit the next slide, please? Yep. Um,Rebecca (11:36):I love that word edited.Danielle (11:38):Mm-hmm. . So I think we can talk about, if you're open to this, and TJ you can feel free to hop in here at any moment. Um, what does it mean to edit or fragment a Latinx story? It means to, there's many Asian identities which are subsumed. The African narrative is often edited out or, or almost like tried to blend in. Um, indigenous narratives are also pulled apart and, and edited out within our collective story. And so therefore we hang onto, I think it feels like if we tell those stories as a community, we won't be able to keep up. We'll be too separate. We won't be able to keep up with a dominant culture that will be too far apart to keep up. That make sense?Rebecca (12:34):No, you, you have to give it to me one more time. What's your sense of the, the, the, like, you feel like you can't keep up.And I, I don't think you're being unclear. I think I can't hear you. So go, go ahead.Danielle (12:51):I think we'll be too divided and we're already divided out. We're already set apart as a community, especially in the United States. And it feels like something I've experienced is, if you further complicate my identity, if you ask me to further, Id like, if you ask me to further step into more marginalized, quote unquote marginalized identities, then not only will I be separated from what I need to survive, which feels like whiteness, I will also be further alienated in my community. Mm.Rebecca (13:28):So what, what's the part that you're, you're, I, I think I'm with you and I, and I feel like I can't hear, not cuz you're not being clear, but like that this is the part where the African American lens is really very, very strong. And so there's a part of me that's like, I, what? So, um, so, and I don't think it's, cuz you're not being clear, I think it's because when you're describing is a little bit foreign to, to the, to the African hyphen uh, um, hyphenated experience. So what, what are you saying? Are you, are you, what's the extra fragmented identity that you're saying you don't wanna step into? Like the, the, the, the thought of like Latin Latinx being a mix of like African and Asian and indigenous identity, it's thatDanielle (14:20):Mm-hmm. that there's no space for Latinx. It feels like there's no space for Latinx in dominant culture as it is.Rebecca (14:32):Right?Danielle (14:32):And if then you have to say, Well actually I'm Chinese and Mexican, now, I'm, now I'm not just stepping further away from whiteness, but I'm also stepping outta my community. Cause that's, that's a learned, unacceptable way to identify.Rebecca (14:51):So, so here's my, here's my question about that. Cause it in some ways, okay, so I say African American, right? And we are so severed from our African-ness, I don't, I don't have the invitation to be like, Oh, I'm Ghanaian and you're Nigerian. And, and even if I knew that, I don't have a sense of what that means. I, I don't, I don't carry in my body a sense of like, that means we can't be friends because Nigerian and Ghanaians have this kind of thing in their history or whatever. I don't have that we're, we are so severed from it that there isn't any real way for us to, to go back. And in some ways we don't. I mean, there's a little bit of it, but nobody really, nobody's really, really, really truly, uh, deconstructing the African American identity that far down to the point that it would actually fracture us.Um, so, so in on the one part, the part why I'm having a hard time hearing what you're saying is, is I'm, what I'm saying is that's far from my experience. Therefore it's far from my lens. Right? But also, here's the thing, I wonder, uh, in her book, Born on the Water, right, the author asserts that something happened in the, in the middle passage on the water of the Trans-Atlantic that actually forged a, a third a new people group that was neither African nor American, but somewhere in the middle. And that, and, and, and so by the time they, they step onto us shores it, it, like, she literally talks about what was many, when they entered the ship in terms of their tribes be like, is fused into one in this hyphenated existence. And by the time they get off the ship, it is, it is the creation of a new people group, which is, it's, it's mildly controversial, but not really.Cuz nobody, even though, even though there's a whole sort of back to Africa and I wanna do the 23 and me thing and find out like what tribe from Ghana I came from, it, it isn't really about that kind of fracturing. Right? And, and so there wasn't people, there's something about what she said that resonates with people enough that you didn't hear any real pushback on, on that ideology. So I'm wondering Right. If I'm wondering about that, I'm wondering about that felt experience and lived reality and if the invitation, even in the loudness experience is to not, not not fracture it that much, Right? Is there some invitation in the text and in the lived experience that is about, we we're not going back to Eden. Mm-hmm. We, we like, we are pressing forward to, to the city of God. And when we get there, your, you will be able to hold and there's absolute invitation from Jesus to hold Mexican American Right? In a way that would allow you to note the Asian ancestry and the African ancestry and whatever in the indigenous ancestry with all the honor and celebration it deserves, and not have that be a fracture.Danielle (18:23):Yeah. I don't think I'm seeing that as the fracture. I'm seeing the fracture coming when we don't acknowledge that yes, we're Mexican, but in Mexico there are 16 cast colors mm-hmm. . And a part of that has to do with how dark you are to how light you are to how your eyes look to how, how your nose looks. And, and I think we cannot forget that we are living into that cast system as a people group. And so I think part of the editing is we, we've edited that out. Like, oh yeah, we're all Mexican, but when you get into our familiesRebecca (19:12):It, it ain't that.It ain't that. No, there's a hierarchy.So is not in, in the going towards it. It's, it's the, the fracture is that being in America in the hyphenated existence right. Is there's perhaps an invitation to edit out some, some of the other parts of your culture. And I think that's true across the whole cohort. I think everybody feels that. I think I, I think it's, it's why even though they have con consistently asked us to get into interethnic conflict, it feels really hard to do it right because, uh, and not just conflict between like blacks and Latinos or Asians, whoever, but conflict like within our own culture. Cause black people got colorism too. It's bad.It's real bad.Danielle (20:10):Yeah. Tj, any thoughts or comments?TJ (20:14):Nope. I had a lot of thoughts while we're talking, but I feel like just moving along, it's good.No, I totally do. Yeah. I have lots of thoughts, but I don't Yeah. Helpful to say. Right.It's a good point. Yeah. I mean, I think there's a, the lot of like, um,If, if, uh, only claiming one identity is also your sort of like, ticket to solidarity or like what you build solidarity around, it is very hard to enter into those other more marginalized identities. I, I mean, I think about that for Asian Americans too, Like how even Asian American is like a term that was made up, but, but part of like, the real benefit of it was solidarity, you know, like becoming a group when this wasn't really a group. And so just there that there's, uh, there's a lot of beauty in that and also a lot of like real messed up step in that. And so like if you, if you are, if you have an identity around which there is some solidarity, like we can rally around, you know, this, um, in a place where we're already marginal, already marginalized. Mm. Yeah. I don't know what your motivation for further marginalizing yourself. Do you know what I mean? Cause like you Yeah. So I think that's complex.Danielle (21:55):Yeah. You said that really well, tj mm-hmm. .Rebecca (22:00):I I think it reads different too in, in different communities. Like, but African American, it is, is a term of respect. And it, and it's also a notation that you are an outsider cuz we don't call each other that mm-hmm. , you know what I mean? So, and, and to me, whenever I say like Asian American, I feel stupid. Like I feel like I'm, I'm entering into the conversation in a way that is unintelligent because I, I, I think it's a dishonor to, to slap that name when what I really wanna know is what country are you from and is it better for me to identify you as Japanese American or Chinese American or Taiwanese than it is for me to say Asian American. You know what I mean? Like, I, I just feel the awkwardness of how's this gonna read again, I think because I'm aware none of these are self named monikers. Mm-hmm. , they're all imposed, but, um, by whiteness. And so it always feels awkward.Danielle (23:09):And I mean the additional con conversation for Latinx, even Latinx, I hate that word, but even the additional conversation is how have people of all these various backgrounds had to rally together to fight western intervention in their cities, in their countries, you know? Mm-hmm. . So they have to rally around that. But even that gets confusing because with the infusion of like money and power from the United States or other outside interests, it even splits. It splits people even more. But I think when people get to the United States, they say stuff like, I'm Cuban, you know, or I'm Mexican. There's not, there's a way of surviving in that.Rebecca (23:56):Right. Plus what do you do with the cause like where I grew up, if you are Puerto Rican on the west coast, that made you Mexican, but if you're Puerto Rican on the east coast, you are black. Like end of story, end of conversation. And so even, even that is like Yeah. Like all, yeah. All the, all those lines, it is different.Danielle (24:26):Yeah. So we'll we can step into that, you know, hopefully a little bit more brief cuz we'll probably run out of time. ButTJ (24:35):Like, I walked with my friend when she was, she's Mexican American, but she's also white and she was like, you know, wrestling through how do I identify myself and when these are the categories, it's really hard to like, I don't know, it just that multifaceted identity thing. How do you talk about racialization as like a part of that, um, when the categories are oppressed and oppressor and you pull both of those in your identity. So I don't know, but those were just thinking about that.Danielle (25:13):I think when I hear you, I think back to what Derek McNeil said to me, that we live in a racialized society and addressing race will take us so far, but it's really our, and it has a limit, but it's really being in our cultures is where we will find healing from the actual trauma. So I, I go back to that a lot and that's why I think it's really important for you and I Rebecca, to talk about, you know, when we talk about the first, like the plaquea and the testimonial on for us to root ourselves in some somewhat of culture in the healing. SoRebecca (25:50):No, it's, it, it, yeah. I mean, I think in some ways we've been asserting that the, the, this whole time, right? This idea that like if you're black, you need lean fully in into that and fully into the ways in which your culture, that culture has made you, made, made pathways towards healing for you mm-hmm. , right? In the way that your culture has understood and made meaning out of your story. Um, and, and, and therefore created avenues of, of, of, of, of healing for you. Right? In, in a sense, you're asking what archetypes right? Ha has, has your culture creative for you. Um, and, and, and, and that the more that we do that, the less dissonance we have, right? Mm-hmm. . Um, and in some ways the very creation of sort of the identity of the oppressed, right? Is the, the, the, the very identity that gets created under the force and weight of oppression is that is what healing looks like, right? I mean that, like, the meaning that gets made out of the identity of the hyphenated existence is to define the harm and then define what it looks like to be healed from itin a way that is unique to the story that you have, Right? And then the truth is the same is true for the majority culture, right? I mean, and the, and the work that will have to be done on behalf of our white brothers and sisters is what does it look like to tell a true story and what does healing look like?, right? And, and I think the, the pitfall is if the invitation outta majority culture is to not tell the true story, if the invitation out of the perpetrator culture is to be dismissive and to live in a level of denial for what the true story is, you never get to those pathways or architects of healing because you, you can't admit that harm has actually been done.Is resiliency, Right? It is the God given capacity to navigate the harm that is embedded in your story. Right? And, and it is this sense that Jesus knew in this world you will have trouble. Like, like it's, it's, it trauma is going to hit you. Right? But, but I have embedded in, in, in, in your collective story at a sense of what healing looks like and redemption looks like for you, Right? And, and, and resiliency is your, is really in some ways the capacity to tap into that mm-hmm. and to leverage itDanielle (28:37):Mm-hmm. . So if you hit the next slide, um, tj, then we have this polyvagal chart, which I think says like our different cultures allow us to be in these different states and, and kind of like what we've talked about before, and that's not wrong. And, and I think, I think what's hard about this is that some of our resiliency has been pathologized.Rebecca (29:06):Yes. Very much so. Right? And the, the simple argument that, uh, because our, our whatever reaction we took in the moment was in fact a reaction to something traumatic is the thing that pathologizes it, right? And, and I, I think that's a mistake. It's like to say that we were kicked out of the garden and because of that, we built, we built a response to that severing that the response itself is pathological. Because our goal is to be back where we were in the garden before sin it, that that's not how the story go. That's not how it works, right? I mean, yes, we were excised from the garden, right? And what's pathological is that she ate the damn apple when God said don't do it. That that part is a problem. But, but, but, but the capacity that we developed to live life outside of the garden is not itself pathological simply because it is in reaction to the fact that we no longer live in the garden, Right?That, like, there will be a reaction and there's good reaction and healthy reaction that it, that is in fact resiliency. And then there are other reactions that are pathological that are problematic and that we do need to address, right? Mm-hmm. . But the simple fact that something is a reaction to a traumatic event does not itself pathologizing mm-hmm. , Right? And this is the part where I, I, I, tide tribute has a strong, um, and there's a line in the song where he says, um, something of like, the devil's gonna wish he never messed with me because I, like, I came back stronger and better than I would if, if he would've left me alone in the first place. Right? And so there, there's, there's something I think we're missing in the theological frame that that is like, um, the, there's something that happens in the meant for evil. God moves for good, there's something in whatever that switch is that rotation, that flip that is of significant value mm-hmm., Right? And if we simply pathologize it because it is a reaction to a move of evil, we have missed the, like, the mystery of God in that moment to take a thing that was meant to be our downfall and not only cause us to survive it, but to, but it is that thing that actually makes us better, stronger, more like him, Right? And so, so that in and of itself is good. Does that make sense? Mm-hmm. . And so there's something of the ability to move up and down this chart that is, that is freaking brilliantDanielle (31:57):Mm-hmm. . So, so I think I wanna go back to that story in Genesis. And when, you know, they ate the apple and then God came walking through, He, he asked them where they were, and through the conversation he says to them, you know, he finds out that they ate this apple and that that's why they were, you know, wearing, had sewed these fig leaves and made this, this, um, made these like coverings, right? I'm assuming for their body. But that's not, they weren't in trouble for their shame about their body. You know, that's not why he, he kicked them out of Eden. It was for what they did. And then actually when they were out of Eden, he honored that shame. He made them close out of animals. So God actually didn't take them, didn't take their shame and move them through this polyvagal chart and force them to be calm in their body in a certain way.TJ (32:58):I think that's a really important thing to say. Mm-hmm. .Rebecca (33:04):Right? And, and I think there's also a sense in whichThat what, what you're, what that means then is that something was fundamentally altered in Adam and Eve and they never got to go back to the state in which they were in Eden as if it had never happened. Right? And, and I, and I think there's something about the gospel that is, um, that that isn't what, that's not what you're meant for, right? There's a kind of naivete before she eats the apple. Mm-hmm. Right? That we, we don't get to go back to mm-hmm. . And, and there might be some loss there, right. Of, of, of innocence, Right. But there's also something to be gained in the process of having God honor the shame and re reshape it and reimagine it for us. Right? And, and it, um, there's a quote on my Facebook page, something of like, uh, um, a gratitude that I have for my struggle because in it, I stumbled across my own strength mm-hmm.. And, and so there's something, I think I, there's something that we gain in the wrestling and the struggling and the coming out in a place of God honoring where we've been, including the shame that we have felt that that, so you don't ever really get to go back home again, right? Like, you never get to go back to life before the apple, but you do know the grief of having ate the apple, the agony of having eaten the apple and the sweetness of God having restored your relationship to him even after you ate the apple. Right? That, and so there's a different depth to your relationship with Jesus, right? Mm-hmm. , I mean, I think we could feel it in our own marriages even, right? Like it sucked when we fight, but there, but there's something sweet about, about when you get to that place of like, I'm married to a guy in in with whom I can totally blow it. Like, totally blow it. Mm-hmm. and, and, and, and this relationship can hold that.Danielle (35:20):And, and I think I wanna make a like a further point. It's not that they didn't eat meat after this, but God sent Adam to do what was closest to him, which was till the earth because he had made Adam from the Earth, it says that mm-hmm. , he didn't send him to a place of then further shame where he had been caring for animals and implied, now you have to herd these animals. Like I think there's something special in thatRebecca (35:47):That was his job to begin with before Yeah. Before the apple, right? Yeah. Yeah. And, and so there's a sense of it being restored in some capacity.Danielle (35:56):Uh-huh and he literally put chair bins up there, they were never getting back in.Rebecca (36:02):Right? You Right, right. And, and that yes, there's some loss, but that doesn't mean that the progression forward does not bring like a corresponding sweetness that might even overpower the, the sense of loss.Danielle (36:18):And so I think that really fits with the clip from, um, from Incanto because they're not going back to that first city in that town andTJ (36:34):Uh, I think, I think it's, I, yeah, I'm having a lot of thoughts, but I just, I think pointing out that God treats their responses with compassion, cuz I don't think that's how we treat our own reactions. You know? Um, and my, my friend has gone off into this, like, she got in trouble on, um, for her take of like all, all coping is adaptive. Like she's trying to come against this like maladaptive coping label. And she's not saying that there aren't he versions of coping, but that we cope however we can. And then when we're able to cope better, we trade those coping mechanisms for ones that are healthier. And I think, I don't know, I I I'm not qualified to weigh in on that, but I think the point of treating ourselves with compassion, because when you see this chart, at least me, I'm like, well, how, how can I just get to the rest, like to the, you know, how can I move myself through? Um, because all other responses are bad when that's not what, that's not even how God treated Adam and e like, I think that's really important to say. Cause I don't think that's our default response is to like treat our reactions with compassion. And I don't think they change unless you can hold them with compassion.Rebecca (37:54):I would actually argue that our, our body's capacity to move along this chart is, is God, is God given. Right. Right. And there, there's a very appropriate time and a place for fear for, for anything that's on here. Right. Um, I I think, uh, I I don't even think you could argue that we're meant to live in this place of perpetual rest.Jesus is like on day seven, hollered me about rest. Right. But until then, like, you know, so are we right? I I I think like our capacity to move through these things is, is God given in the first place, Right? And some of the ness that we might feel is when there's not a sense of b balance or a sense of home, you know, like of the fluid sort of homeostasis of being able to read a situation and move with agility between the, these phases, right? Um,Danielle (39:00):Or the way perhaps our cultures have been pathologized for staying in different places in this right cycle. And therefore as a practitioner working in a cross-cultural environment, we have to come in with an attitude of first alignment and then willingness to be curious and receive, you know what Ernest said, that customizabilityRebecca (39:24):Right? Right. That plus I think, like I said, I think there's a time and a place for every single thing on here. So some of the pathologizing of communities of color is like, sometimes vigilance is not hyper vigilance, sometimes it's just situationally appropriate vigilance. Right. And, and the problem is that the majority culture is isn't paying attention to the power dynamics in the room. So they are misreading the need for vigilance in the room. Right. And so, and so then I'm not actually in this pathological space of hypervigilance, Right? I'm not in this space of PTSD where I'm actually not on the battlefield. And so my vigilance doesn't make any sense. I actually am, and my body is rightfully reading some sense of threat in the room. The problem is that in your not reading the room, well as you know, as, as a member of the culture that happens to be in power in that moment, you, you're, you're, you're not, you're not being honest about what the dynamics in the room really are. So you miss it. Mm-hmm. , and then you, you know Right. In a way that was like accusatory, like, like you're not, you're not doing the work because you're not, you're doing this and, and that's not necessary. You know what I mean? So Yeah.Danielle (40:49):So I wonder if it'd be possible to even name during this section, and we're talking about Adam and Eve, that when you're the other, like as a culture that's stepping into this experience, that it's possible you may be going up and down this chart, like what is Danielle gonna say? Mm-hmm. , what is Rebecca gonna say? What will happen in this moment mm-hmm. and, and to, for us to honor those bodily experiences. And maybe, you know, how we did with Jenny just slow down and ask mm-hmm. . Cause I will be going up and down this chart during the talk because, you know, there's performance pressure. There's the idea of I wanna honor my culture. There's the idea of how do I interpret myself. So I think it's fair to name that.Rebecca (41:42):Yeah. And that there are really good reasons why Right. That that, you know, and, and how do you step into a sense of self evaluation about how much, what, where's the line for me between like, this is a, a resilient response that I need to honor and where there are places where there's some hypervigilance, right? I mean, not that you wouldn't honor all of it, but to help them start to understand like there, there are resilient reactions and then there are reactions that are more about like being resigned to, to the weight of our collective stories. Right. And the, the text doesn't ask us to be resigned. Right? Right. It, it, it ask us, uh, to, to fight and to persevere, right? Mm-hmm. , um, and to press on towards the mark.Danielle (42:33):And in fact that's where, you know, that's where we can come back to like, God didn't ask Adam to get on with it to like stay naked. Right. And he didn't even call it out as a problem. He's just like, Here man, here's some nicer clothes.Rebecca (42:53):Right. And right. And, and you can almost hear in that a sense of like, like Eden is where you started, but it isn't where you're gonna end up. And, and and, and there is a journey that we will be on together. Right. And so like, there's some things you're gonna need for the journey, including some clothes, right? Not, not, not, I mean, Yeah. Yeah. And, and if we really truly believe that God is omni mission and he knew from the beginning and therefore the apple and the fall not, did not surprise him and that he always had a plan for Right. Jesus was always in the work mm-hmm.And that he always meant for us to end up in Revelation 79 knowing what it would cost us to land it there through that pathway. Right. Then going back to Eden before the fall was, was is not how we're supposed to play this game.Yes. And also, uh, it maybe took us the struggle of the past year to figure out this is the talk.Cause there's something really inviting about Eden is what you're meant for. Like, it's not like that doesn't resonate and it isn't like it isn't true. Right. I mean, it is true that we, we were meant for the splendor of Eden. Right. But it's also true that the game changed.And, and, and then now we're meant for something actually sweeter and richer with more depth than Eden.Danielle (44:51):Mm. That makes me wanna cry. Cause it feels hopeful compared to what I have felt, you know?Rebecca (44:59):Like where it meant for the sense of greater, is he Right? I mean, where it meant for the sense of, and we shall overcome and the only way you get there is cuz there was something you had to overcome. Right. There's the, the like something went gravely wrong in Eden that put an obstacle in your way.Right? And so I think we have, right? Yeah.Danielle (45:25):TJ what are you thinking?TJ (45:28):Uh, I'm thinking about redemption for white people. Like what, what, you know, which is not the focus of this conversation. That's where my,Danielle (45:37):But I think it is actually part of the focus cuz I think we're all too, but you are white and, and you're in white skin, but you're also not white.TJ (45:45):Yeah, I know. Yeah. I, Yep. Super aware. And I, and I think that is like, just as you guys have been talking throughout the few weeks until, until more recently where I just am like, it's, it's like anything that you banish from the table has a lot of powerYeah. And yeah. So even though we're like not gonna devote any of our conversation to this part over here, which is an intentional choice, that actually necessarily means that it's exerting a lot of power over us. Um, so I don't know. I just was thinking about that, like what there is a movement to specific cultures. There's um, there's a recovery work and, and it's something that we're all doing, We're doing it in different ways. Sometimes we're doing it in different spaces, but we are doing itRebecca (46:51):Absent a frame around whiteness white people. And, and the redemption of that story, you, you, you can't in order to have a complete picture of God mm-hmm. and, and, um, and so they treat that as a sacred moment of curiosity around what is it that this culture knows about God that we do not mm-hmm. what parts of him are translated that we don't have words for mm-hmm. . Um, and it made me, it, when he told me that, it reminded me of you, it reminded me of us having some conversations that there's not a word in Spanish for resiliency mm-hmm. . Right. And so I just, yeah. I mean like that sense of like, there are ways that you will see it as a Latinx woman that will go right past my head as a black woman and, and if I'm wise, I will slow down and sit in that moment with you and be like, what do you know that I don't?How has God shown up in your culture in ways that he hasn't shown up in mind?Danielle (48:06):Well, I think it's gonna be good. Thanks for recording this, tj. AndYeah. And I know you gotta go.TJ (48:15):I do. But I appreciate you both. I respect you both. It's been really fun to work with you.Danielle (48:23):I'm glad we got into it because now I I, it, I think we were feeling our way around which, which part of the text gives us this. And I feel like we kind of just felt our way into that, you know? Mm. So that feels good to me, you know?Yeah. Okay. Bye.Rebecca (48:45):You. Thank you.TJ (48:46):Thank you 

The Positive Mind
The Vagus Nerve Connection

The Positive Mind

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022 58:00


This week, Kevin and Niseema talk about the Vagus Nerve, a major nerve in the body that begins at the brain-stem and travels all the way through the vital organs to the sacrum. The Vagus Nerve helps control several muscles of the throat and voice, plays a major role in regulating the heart rate and keeps the gastrointestinal tract in working order. The Vagus Nerve has also been shown to have a very strong connection to how you manage stress. A weak Vagus Nerve is a major indicator that you have been suffering from prolonged and chronic stress. Niseema introduces a powerful tool for healing and balancing the Vagus Nerve called The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP).  The SSP delivers a passive stimulation of the Vagus Nerve to help increase its capacity to regulate the "fight or flight'' part of our nervous system which contributes to symptoms of anxiety and PTSD, and access feelings of safety and connection.----------------------------------------For more information or support contact Kevin or Niseema at: info@thepositivemindcenter.com, or call 212-757-4488. You can sign up for our weekly newsletter at www.tffpp.org.These are challenging times and we hope this episode served to validate and ease your anxiety about what you may be experiencing. Please feel free to also suggest show ideas to the above email. Thank you for listening,Kevin and Niseemawww.tffpp.orghttps://www.kevinlmhc.comwww.niseema.comwww.thepositivemindcenter.comPRODUCTION CREDITSOpening Music : Another Country, Pure Shadowfax, ShadowfaxBreak Music: Original Composition by Geoff BradyEnd Music : TFFPP Theme - Giullian Goiello for The Foundation for Positive PsychologyThe Positive Mind is produced with the help of:Engineering: Geoff BradyResearch and Production Associate: Connie Shannon Website Design and End Music: Giullian GioelloMarketing and PR: Jen Maguire, Maguire PR, jen@maguirepr.com

The Anxiety Coaches Podcast
865: Anxiety Antidote A Healthy Vagus Nerve

The Anxiety Coaches Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022 19:10


In today's episode, Gina discusses the vagus nerve and its role in helping to neutralize our anxiety and maintain our health and wellbeing. The physical extent and function of the vagus nerve is described as is how we can use it to improve our wellness. Specific practices for toning and strengthening the vagus nerve are included. Better Help brings thousands of counselors for your therapy needs and 10% off your first month! https://betterhelp.com/acp discount code acp Links Mentioned Episode 387 Loving Kindness meditation https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com/387-loving-kindness-meditation/ Find even more peace and calm with our Supercast premium access membership! https://anxietycoaches.supercast.com/ Here's what's included for $5/month: ❤ New Ad-Free episodes every Sunday and Wednesday ❤ Access to the entire Ad-free back-catalog with over 600 episodes ❤ Premium meditations recorded with you in mind ❤ And more fun surprises along the way! All this in your favorite podcast app! To learn more go to: https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com Join our Group Coaching Full or Mini Membership Program  Learn more about our One-on-One Coaching What is anxiety? Quote: When you get rid of the threat reaction, you become calm and more present. The body can then solve problems on a neurophysiological level. -Stephen Porges Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Podcast Notes Playlist: Latest Episodes
Dr. Nolan Williams: Psychedelics & Neurostimulation for Brain Rewiring | Episode 93

Podcast Notes Playlist: Latest Episodes

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 168:55


Huberman Lab Podcast Notes Key Takeaways Evolution of psychiatry: phase I – must be something genetic or how you were raised; phase II – must be a chemical imbalance or something chemically missingThere's actually a decrease in the level of activity in the brain on psychedelics, but the connectivity in regions increasesWe're all taught to retain some level of control in our day-to-day lives – part of the therapeutic effect of psychedelics is about untethering, letting go, and letting the system assume a natural state you've been fightingMental health disorders exist on a range; you may not reach a clinical level of OCD but you may have some tendencies or habits“If you can rid yourself of all to social and cultural constructions and re-examine these if we just discovered these today, we'd say that [psychedelics] are a huge breakthrough in psychiatry.” – Dr. Nolan WilliamsPsychedelics allow you to enter into a highly plastic state and reconsolidate memory which may drive a therapeutic effectAnti-psychotic therapeutic effects of cannabis are from the CBD and not the THC – the problem is we have potent strains now heavy with THC and low in CBDTranscranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) has the potential to send a signal to the prefrontal cortex and use the brain's own communication style to get it out of a depressive state – you're tapping into core circuitry with minimal side effects (unlike tinkering neurotransmitters)Read the full notes @ podcastnotes.orgIn this episode, my guest is Nolan Williams, M.D., a triple board-certified psychiatrist, neurologist and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford School of Medicine. He is also the Director of the Stanford Brain Stimulation Lab. We discuss clinical applications for brain stimulation, behavioral protocols and novel drug treatments to halt and reverse mental health disorders, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We first discuss the neural circuits for self-identity and mood and stress control. We discuss Dr. Williams' work using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to depression, trauma, PTSD, and other mood disorders. We then dive deep into the history, biology, modern use, and safety margins of the various psychedelics, including MDMA, LSD, ketamine, ibogaine, ayahuasca, and psilocybin, as well as cannabis and the use of SSRIs in both adults and children. Finally, we discuss behavioral treatments for mental health disorders, including sleep and sleep deprivation, light exposure, exercise, and training to control the brain-heart-rate pathways. Regardless of age, all those interested in mental health should benefit from the incredible breadth and depth of Dr. Williams' knowledge and the clarity with which he conveys that information. Thank you to our sponsors AG1 (Athletic Greens): https://athleticgreens.com/huberman InsideTracker: https://insidetracker.com/huberman Eight Sleep: https://www.eightsleep.com/huberman ROKA: https://www.roka.com/huberman Supplements from Momentous https://www.livemomentous.com/huberman Huberman Lab Premium https://hubermanlab.com/premium For the full show notes, visit hubermanlab.com Timestamps (00:00:00) Dr. Nolan Williams, Brain Stimulation & Depression Treatment (00:03:31) Huberman Lab Premium (00:04:42) InsideTracker, Eight Sleep, ROKA (00:08:37) Momentous Supplements (00:09:16) Depression, Risk Factors, Emergency Psychiatric Treatments (00:15:11) The Brain-Heart Connection, Vagus Nerve, Prefrontal Cortex (00:17:51) Right vs. Left Brain Hemispheres & Mood Balance, Connectome (00:22:34) Heart Rate & Depression, Behavioral Interventions, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) (00:33:02) Prefrontal Cortex & Cognitive Control, TMS (00:37:46) AG1 (Athletic Greens) (00:39:00) Belief/Identity “Rules”, Re-scripting, TMS & Talk Therapy (00:45:49) Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex, TMS & Depression Treatment (00:48:36) Cingulate Cortex & Emotion, Dissociation & Catatonia (00:54:27) Ketamine, the Opioid System & Depression; Psychedelic Experience or Biology? (01:03:42) SSRIs, Serotonin & Depression; Childhood, Chemical Imbalance or Circuit? (01:13:58) Memories & “Rule” Creation; Psilocybin & “Rule” Resolution (01:21:00) MDMA & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment, Psilocybin & Depression Treatment (01:24:12) Is MDMA Neurotoxic?, Drug Purity, Dopamine Surges, Post-MDMA Prolactin (01:30:38) Psilocybin, Brain Connectivity & Depression Treatment (01:34:53) Exposure Response Prevention: “Letting Go” & Depression Treatment (01:41:23) Normal Spectrums for Mental Health Disorders (01:45:35) Ibogaine & “Life Review”; PTSD, Depression & Clinical Trials (01:57:16) Clinical Use of Psychedelics (02:01:59) Ayahuasca, Brazilian Prisoner Study (02:06:55) Cannabis: THC, CBD & Psychosis, Clinical Uses (02:14:52) Personal Relative Drug Risk & Alcohol (02:20:42) Circadian Reset for Depression, Sleep Deprivation, Light (02:28:43) Stanford Neuromodulation Therapy (SNT) Study (02:34:25) Space Learning Theory & TMS Stimulation (02:45:35) Zero-Cost Support, YouTube Feedback, Spotify & Apple Reviews, Sponsors, Huberman Lab Premium, Neural Network Newsletter, Social Media Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac Disclaimer

Huberman Lab
Dr. Nolan Williams: Psychedelics & Neurostimulation for Brain Rewiring | Episode 93

Huberman Lab

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 168:55 Very Popular


In this episode, my guest is Nolan Williams, M.D., a triple board-certified psychiatrist, neurologist and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford School of Medicine. He is also the Director of the Stanford Brain Stimulation Lab. We discuss clinical applications for brain stimulation, behavioral protocols and novel drug treatments to halt and reverse mental health disorders, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We first discuss the neural circuits for self-identity and mood and stress control. We discuss Dr. Williams' work using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to depression, trauma, PTSD, and other mood disorders. We then dive deep into the history, biology, modern use, and safety margins of the various psychedelics, including MDMA, LSD, ketamine, ibogaine, ayahuasca, and psilocybin, as well as cannabis and the use of SSRIs in both adults and children. Finally, we discuss behavioral treatments for mental health disorders, including sleep and sleep deprivation, light exposure, exercise, and training to control the brain-heart-rate pathways. Regardless of age, all those interested in mental health should benefit from the incredible breadth and depth of Dr. Williams' knowledge and the clarity with which he conveys that information. Thank you to our sponsors AG1 (Athletic Greens): https://athleticgreens.com/huberman InsideTracker: https://insidetracker.com/huberman Eight Sleep: https://www.eightsleep.com/huberman ROKA: https://www.roka.com/huberman Supplements from Momentous https://www.livemomentous.com/huberman Huberman Lab Premium https://hubermanlab.com/premium For the full show notes, visit hubermanlab.com Timestamps (00:00:00) Dr. Nolan Williams, Brain Stimulation & Depression Treatment (00:03:31) Huberman Lab Premium (00:04:42) InsideTracker, Eight Sleep, ROKA (00:08:37) Momentous Supplements (00:09:16) Depression, Risk Factors, Emergency Psychiatric Treatments (00:15:11) The Brain-Heart Connection, Vagus Nerve, Prefrontal Cortex (00:17:51) Right vs. Left Brain Hemispheres & Mood Balance, Connectome (00:22:34) Heart Rate & Depression, Behavioral Interventions, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) (00:33:02) Prefrontal Cortex & Cognitive Control, TMS (00:37:46) AG1 (Athletic Greens) (00:39:00) Belief/Identity “Rules”, Re-scripting, TMS & Talk Therapy (00:45:49) Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex, TMS & Depression Treatment (00:48:36) Cingulate Cortex & Emotion, Dissociation & Catatonia (00:54:27) Ketamine, the Opioid System & Depression; Psychedelic Experience or Biology? (01:03:42) SSRIs, Serotonin & Depression; Childhood, Chemical Imbalance or Circuit? (01:13:58) Memories & “Rule” Creation; Psilocybin & “Rule” Resolution (01:21:00) MDMA & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Treatment, Psilocybin & Depression Treatment (01:24:12) Is MDMA Neurotoxic?, Drug Purity, Dopamine Surges, Post-MDMA Prolactin (01:30:38) Psilocybin, Brain Connectivity & Depression Treatment (01:34:53) Exposure Response Prevention: “Letting Go” & Depression Treatment (01:41:23) Normal Spectrums for Mental Health Disorders (01:45:35) Ibogaine & “Life Review”; PTSD, Depression & Clinical Trials (01:57:16) Clinical Use of Psychedelics (02:01:59) Ayahuasca, Brazilian Prisoner Study (02:06:55) Cannabis: THC, CBD & Psychosis, Clinical Uses (02:14:52) Personal Relative Drug Risk & Alcohol (02:20:42) Circadian Reset for Depression, Sleep Deprivation, Light (02:28:43) Stanford Neuromodulation Therapy (SNT) Study (02:34:25) Space Learning Theory & TMS Stimulation (02:45:35) Zero-Cost Support, YouTube Feedback, Spotify & Apple Reviews, Sponsors, Huberman Lab Premium, Neural Network Newsletter, Social Media Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac Disclaimer

Kitchen Table
Exploring BDSM with Caroline Reid

Kitchen Table

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 68:23


This week at the Kitchen Table Britany and Nick interview pleasure activist Caroline Reid and they get into a steamy and titillating conversation about the wonderful world of kink and BDSM. They discuss Dom/Sub dynamics, impact play, safe words, how the Vagus Nerve pertains to kink and how to keep D/S play safe and both Brittany and Nick share some of their own kinky experiences... NEW EPISODES EVERY WEDNESDAY! Find them at http://www.kitchentablepodcast.com/ (http://www.kitchentablepodcast.com) **Please leave us a review on iTunes (5 stars if you're feeling inspired) and subscribe, follow and share this podcast. Help us spread the love. It really does help.** FOLLOW KITCHEN TABLE: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ktablepodcast (@ktablepodcast) FOLLOW BRITTANY: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sexually_liberated/ (@sexually_liberated) http://www.brittanypolicastro.com/ (http://www.brittanypolicastro.com) FOLLOW NICK: https://www.instagram.com/nickantonyphoto/ (@nickantonyphoto) http://www.nickantony.com/ (http://www.nickantony.com) Follow me at https://www.instagram.com/sexually_liberated/ (@sexually_liberated) on Instagram Kitchen Table Podcast is produced by Audionauts with music by Greta Hotmer.

Counselor Toolbox Podcast
Releasing Stress from Your Body- Reprogramming the Vagus Nerve

Counselor Toolbox Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 32:51


Meredith for Real: the curious introvert
Ep. 154 | De-Stressing Ear Buds? Vagus Nerve Neuromodulation

Meredith for Real: the curious introvert

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 30:02


You've heard what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but when it comes to your Vagus nerve, it's everybody's business! Dr. Jamie Tyler is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham & the Co-Founder of IST, a neurotech company that develops noninvasive human performance enhancement technology. He has developed biohacking earbuds as a solution for stress & possibly Crohn's, chronic headaches, depression, Parkinson's, PTSD, Alzheimer's, ADHD & even staying calm at the dentist. Here he explains the Vagus nerve, the new technology & how we can chill out even without the help of tech.If you liked this episode, you'll also like episode 61: REDUCING STRESS THROUGH BREATHING: HACKS FOR THE NON-HIPPYGuest: https://sites.google.com/view/tylerlab/ | https://isensetec.com/ | https://www.linkedin.com/in/wjtyler/Host:  https://www.meredithforreal.com/  | https://www.instagram.com/meredithforreal/  | meredith@meredithforreal.com | https://www.youtube.com/meredithforreal  | https://www.facebook.com/meredithforrealthecuriousintrovertSponsors: https://uwf.edu/university-advancement/departments/historic-trust/ | https://www.ensec.net/

Counselor Toolbox Podcast
How Trauma Gets Trapped in Your Body Part 2 – Vagus Nerve Orienting Reflex

Counselor Toolbox Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 42:32


Counselor Toolbox Podcast
How Trauma Gets Trapped in Your Bock Part 1 – The Vagus Nerve

Counselor Toolbox Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2022 10:04


Huberman Lab
Dr. David Anderson: The Biology of Aggression, Mating, & Arousal | Episode 89

Huberman Lab

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 115:34 Very Popular


My guest is David Anderson, PhD, a world expert in the science of sexual behavior, violent aggression, fear and other motivated states. Dr. Anderson is a Professor of Biology at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), a member of the National Academy of Sciences and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). We discuss how states of mind (and body) arise and persist and how they probably better explain human behavior than emotions per se. We also discuss the many kinds of arousal that create varying levels of pressure for certain behaviors to emerge. We discuss different types of violent aggression and how they are impacted by biological sex, gender, context, prior experience, and hormones, and the neural interconnectedness of fear, aggression and sexual behavior. We also discuss peptides and their role in social isolation-induced anxiety and aggression. Dr. Anderson also describes novel, potentially powerful therapeutics for mental health. This episode should interest anyone wanting to learn more about mental health, human emotions, sexual and/or violent behavior.   Thank you to our sponsors AG1 (Athletic Greens): https://athleticgreens.com/huberman Levels: https://levels.link/huberman Helix Sleep: https://helixsleep.com/huberman LMNT: https://drinklmnt.com/huberman Supplements from Momentous https://www.livemomentous.com/huberman Dr. David Anderson Dr. David Anderson The Nature of the Beast Dr. David Anderson's Lab Dr. Anderson's publications Articles Two Different Forms of Arousal in Drosophila Are Oppositely Regulated by the Dopamine D1 Receptor Ortholog DopR via Distinct Neural Circuits Resources Mouse switching from mating behavior to aggressive behaviors upon stimulation of VMH VMH stimulation causes mouse to display aggressive behaviors toward an inanimate object (e.g., glove) Picture of Periaqueductal Gray (PAG) Timestamps (00:00:00) Dr. David Anderson, Emotions & Aggression  (00:03:33) Momentous Supplements  (00:04:27) Levels, Helix Sleep, LMNT  (00:08:10) Emotions vs. States (00:10:36) Dimensions of States: Persistence, Intensity & Generalization (00:14:38) Arousal & Valence  (00:18:11) Aggression, Optogenetics & Stimulating Aggression in Mice, VMH (00:24:42) Aggression Types: Offensive, Defensive & Predatory  (00:29:20) Evolution & Development of Defensive vs. Offensive Behaviors, Fear (00:35:38) Hydraulic Pressures for States & Homeostasis (00:38:33) AG1 (Athletic Greens) (00:39:46) Hydraulic Pressure & Aggression (00:44:50) Balancing Fear & Aggression (00:48:31) Aggression & Hormones: Estrogen, Progesterone & Testosterone (00:52:33) Female Aggression, Motherhood (00:59:48) Mating & Aggressive Behaviors  (01:05:10) Neurobiology of Sexual Fetishes  (01:10:06) Temperature, Mating Behavior & Aggression (01:15:25) Mounting: Sexual Behavior or Dominance? (01:20:59) Females & Male-Type Mounting Behavior (01:24:40) PAG (Periaqueductal Gray) Brain Region: Pain Modulation & Fear  (01:30:38) Tachykinins & Social Isolation: Anxiety, Fear & Aggression  (01:43:49) Brain, Body & Emotions; Somatic Marker Hypothesis & Vagus Nerve  (01:52:52) Zero-Cost Support, YouTube Feedback, Spotify & Apple Reviews, Sponsors, Momentous Supplements, AG1 (Athletic Greens), Instagram, Twitter, Neural Network Newsletter, Huberman Lab Clips Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac Disclaimer

The Lindsey Elmore Show
The Parasympathetic Pause & Shifting Gears In Your Nervous System | Jodi Cohen

The Lindsey Elmore Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 37:36


Jodi Sternoff Cohen is a bestselling author, award-winning journalist, functional practitioner and founder of Vibrant Blue Oils, where she has combined her training in nutritional therapy and aromatherapy to create unique proprietary blends of organic and wild-crafted essential oils. She has helped over 50,000 clients heal from brain related challenges, including anxiety, insomnia, and autoimmunity. For the past ten years, she has lectured at wellness centers, conferences, and corporations on brain health, essential oils, stress, and detoxification. She has been seen in The New York Times, Wellness Mama, Elephant Journal and numerous publications. Her website, vibrantblueoils.com, is visited by over 300,000 natural health seekers every year, and she has rapidly become a top resource for essential oils education on the Internet today. Topics covered in this episode: The Autonomic Nervous System Fight or Flight Parasympathetic & Sympathetic Systems The Vagus Nerve Contribution of Vagus Nerve to Bodily Function Detoxification Freeze Response Toxicity of Vagus Nerve Congestion Devices that Stimulate Vagus Nerve Calming the Vagus Nerve Microbiome Essential Oils Relaxed State Referenced in the episode: The Lindsey Elmore Show Ep 187 | Making the Most of Menopause | Dr. Anna Cabeca To learn more about Jodi Cohen and her work, head over to https://vibrantblueoils.com/ IG @vibrantblueoils __________________________________________________________ Fall will soon be here! A time of transition, the perfect time to assess your current routines. What is serving you, what isn't, and is there anything that can help aid your health and wellness journey. This is where Sambucol comes in. They help support a healthy immune system so that you can keep moving, helping your daily dose of black elderberry to happen with ease. With a wide variety of products, Sambucol will pump up that immunity so that it can keep you moving. Listeners of Lindsey Elmore can get 15% off of $9.99 or more at www.SambucolUSA.com by using my promo code Lindsey15 at checkout! __________________________________________________________ If you have been struggling with immune system functioning gastrointestinal issues something as bad as celiac disease Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, if you just have the skin flare ups of acne and eczema, allergies, hay fever, maybe even just brain fog, you may be feeling the effects of a microbiome dysbiosis. We disrupt our microbiomes by lacking nutrients and fiber in your diet, lack of exercise, not getting enough sleep, having too much anxiety, do use many medications and antibiotics, having a long time spent indoors in contact with man-made material can also turn into a disruption in our microbiome. Genetic factors as well as over exposure to toxic household cleaning products, agricultural pesticides and herbicides and cosmetic products not designed with your microbiome in mind can lead to all manner of symptoms. That's why I decided to host the Engineering the Microbiome Summit from September 26 until October 2. You can tune in live and for free to the Engineering your Microbiome summit where I have interviews with more than 40 industry experts: physicians, nurses, chiropractors, nutritionists, all that help us to engineer healthy microbiome that can prevent and reverse both physical and mental illness Head to www.lindseyelmore.com/microbiome to save the date and get signed up for the Engineering your Microbiome summit to sign up today! ___________________ __________________________________________________________ We hope you enjoyed this episode. Come check us out at www.lindseyelmore.com/podcast.