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Intention Setting - Ep. 01

Intention Setting - Ep. 01

What is a truth you are keeping from the world? What is the step you don't want to take? What would happen if you did it anyway?

These are some of the questions I tackle in this podcast, by revealing two parts of myself that I have kept hidden from the public eye for the last 3 years. This is a real-time experiment to see how my life will shift if my public persona is more congruent with my internal experience. 
 
I also discuss breakthrough innovations in the mental health field for the treatment of PTSD and depression, and speak from my personal experience with these modalities. This episode introduces four key intentions for the podcast, and for life, including: 

  • Vulnerability
  • Reciprocity
  • Warriorship
  • Embodiment

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Mindfulness & Trauma Part 4 of 4: The Solution

Mindfulness & Trauma Part 4 of 4: The Solution

The simple practice of turning your attention to the present moment - your breath, the sounds you hear, the sensations you feel - can actually physically change the structure of your brain and counteract the effects of stress and trauma in less than 8 weeks. Studies are now revealing that mindfulness-based therapy is more effective than anti-depressants and cognitive behavioral therapy combined in treating PTSD. Even better, the results are permanent as long as participants continue to practice mindfulness in their daily lives.

Mindfulness & Trauma Part 3 of 4: Adverse Childhood Experiences

Mindfulness & Trauma Part 3 of 4: Adverse Childhood Experiences

The first two posts in this series defined trauma and then explained trauma in the context of the central nervous system. This post explores the long-term health impacts of early childhood trauma and revisits our original inquiries...

Mindfulness & Trauma Part 2 of 4: The Fight-or-Flight Response

Mindfulness & Trauma Part 2 of 4: The Fight-or-Flight Response

We are often by perplexed explosive outbursts, emotional volatility, and reactions that seem out of proportion to the actual event. It is important to remember, however, that someone who has experienced trauma is not necessarily responding to events in the present moment. Instead, their stress response system lives in a state of hyperarousal as a result of past experiences and is easily triggered into a fight-or-flight response.

Mindfulness & Trauma Part 1 of 4: Defining Trauma

Mindfulness & Trauma Part 1 of 4: Defining Trauma

Despite the prevalence of trauma, it is a term (along with mindfulness) that seems to be frequently misused or misunderstood in both therapeutic and educational sectors. A closer look at these terms, however, might just reveal why trauma could be the most costly and deadly public health concern our society is facing, and how mindfulness might be one of the most viable solutions we have.