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A Healthy Curiosity

Exploring strategies for holistic health, happiness, and personal evolution: what it takes to be well in a busy world. Blending the wisdom of Chinese Medicine, functional medicine, Ayurveda, neuroscience and psychology, you'll get practical tips you can use right away. You know that health and happiness aren’t things you can outsource. You’ve also got a full plate, and making the time to take care of yourself can be challenging. A Healthy Curiosity is here to support you. Host Brodie Welch, L.Ac., is an expert in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, a holistic health coach, as well as a teacher and practitioner of qi gong, meditation, yoga, lifestyle and diet counseling who tries to walk her talk about health and mindfulness as a recovering Type-A, parent, and business owner. You'll find interviews with fellow experts in Chinese Medicine and natural health care about the conditions we treat and strategies we use clinically; simple self-care tips to help you feel calm, centered, and energized; and personal chats where we explore what gets in the way of our best intentions: perfectionism, big goals, habits and routines, chronic pain, overwork and overwhelm, boundaries, limiting beliefs — and what it takes to overcome such obstacles mindfully. While not strictly an acupuncture / Chinese Medicine podcast, it's not "not" an acupuncture podcast.
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Now displaying: December, 2020
Dec 30, 2020

As we're coming to the close of a particularly difficult year, we're all probably feeling pretty stressed. For kids who have been thrust into online school, an uncertain world, and an equally uncertain future, the stress can be even more pronounced.

If you're a parent, or really anyone, navigating stress, distress, and anxiety, you'll definitely want to listen in to this conversation with Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge.

Roseann primarily works with helping kids connect to body sensations to find ways to reduce stress and build stress tolerance, but her advice could really help any of us. Approaching sensations through somatic therapies, Roseann provides lots of insight and examples of how we can ground ourselves to get comfortable in our bodies.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • What makes the breath is such an important tool 
  • Why she believes in a bottom-up approach to mental health, starting in the body
  • What kinds of of body signals Roseann encourages people to focus on
  • How she works with introducing breathwork to people who may be resistant at first

Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge is a mental health trailblazer, founder of The Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health, and media expert who is, “Changing the way we view and treat children’s mental health”.

Her work has helped thousands reverse the most challenging conditions: ADHD, anxiety, mood, Lyme, and PANS/PANDAS using PROVEN holistic therapies. She is the author of the first ever book on teletherapy activities for child and adolescent therapists, “Teletherapy Toolkit™” and It’s Gonna be OK!™ book and The Get Unstuck Program™, which are resources for parents to reverse their child’s symptoms. She is often featured on dozens of media outlets: Fox, CBS, NBC, FORBES, PARENTS, and New York Times.

Links:

Teletherapy Toolkit by Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge

Dr. Peter Levine - Somatic Experiencing

Headspace

Calm

HeartMath

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Connect With Roseann Capanna-Hodge:

Website

Global Institute of Children’s Mental Health

YouTube

Instagram

Facebook

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Dec 23, 2020

What does it mean to be embodied?

To start cultivating embodiment, we can often begin by bringing more focus to what it's like to inhabit our body rather than just where we are. The body does a lot more than just act as a vehicle to move the brain around from place to place.

Brooke Thomas uses a variety of methods and media to help others onto the path of embodiment. As she joins this conversation, she brings lots of excellent insight into that process to help us start connecting to our genuine lived experience.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • What embodiment means to Brooke
  • What the three dimensions of experience are
  • How she starts to help people learn to check in with their bodies
  • Why ease is hallmark of discernment
  • Walking through a sensory practice that Brooke uses to help people start shifting their being

Brooke Thomas works in a variety of ways to teach about how to cultivate a relationship with our bodies, and therefore with our being, and how that can have a profound positive impact on an individual and collective level. At its core, her work is a lived inquiry about what it means to shift out of a mental/conceptual lens and into an embodied/experiential lens. This shift truly changes everything about how we meet ourselves and the world.

She is a Realization Process teacher who works with clients one-on-one as an embodied coach, and does group work within the online embodied practice community, Liberated Being. She was a Rolfer in private practice for 20 years prior to this work.
She has run two podcasts, Liberated Being (formerly known as Liberated Body), and Bliss + Grit, which she co-created with her friend Vanessa Scotto.

Links:

Judith Blackstone

Bright-Sided by Barbara Ehrenreich

Connect With Brooke Thomas:

Website

Liberated Being

Liberated Being Podcast

Bliss and Grit Podcast

YouTube

Instagram

Facebook

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Dec 16, 2020

As we continue to investigate ways we can use our bodies to affect our minds, we're taking a deeper look at qi gong and how we can use the practice to change how our energy is flowing. An energy exercise that blends intention, breath, and the shape of our bodies, qi gong is a powerful tool to help realign both the physical and energetic systems.

Febrice Piché is here to teach us more about qi gong in a really grounded, down to earth way that's easily accessible. With the wide ranging benefits these practices have, Fabrice believes they can ultimately help us develop the ability to be fully human.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How Fabrice explains gasotransmitters and their functions
  • What the difference is between medical qi gong and qi gong in general
  • Why most qi gong practices can be helpful for almost everyone
  • Some of Fabrice’s tips to enhance a breathing practice
  • What benefits we can get from focusing on our breath and how we breathe

Fabrice discovered Qigong and Chinese Medicine in 1997 at the National Institute of Chinese Medicine in Montreal (Canada).

In 2009, he began specializing in Medical Qigong with the International Institute of Medical Qigong, in Palm Desert, California.

In 2011, he had the privilege to study with Professor Lin Housheng, Director of the Shanghai Qigong Research Institute and creator of the Taiji Qigong Shibashi system.

A pioneer in teaching Qigong online, specializing in Medical Qigong and its use in Chinese Medicine therapy, Fabrice is passionate about linking cutting edge science and ancient healing arts.

Links:

Episode 129: Cultivating Energy with Qigong with Lee Holden

US Health Qigong Association

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Website

YouTube

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Facebook

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Dec 9, 2020

The answers we get about trauma often depend on the questions we ask.

If you're feeling stuck in your healing process, sometimes the best way forward is to trust that the body has its own story to share. Trying to force an understanding of what's going on can miss the clarity of embodying those sensations.

By bringing together mindfulness with somatic therapies, Andrew Hahn works to tap into the body's deep wisdom. Drawing on lots of things being practiced in different spheres, Andrew shares his approach to helping people heal rather than trying to cure their ailments.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How eclectic education and psy experiences formed the roots of his methodology
  • What he views as the relationship between healing and sensation
  • Tips for tuning into and embodying our sensations
  • An example of how Andrew helps people understand what their symptoms are telling them

Andrew Hahn, Psy.d, received his doctorate in 1985 and became a licensed clinical psychologist in 1987.

Early in his career, he was on The Graduate faculties of Leslie and Northeastern University and training director in a large Counseling Center.

He is founder of the Life Centered Therapy Training Institute. LCT is a mindbody, energetic, psycho-spiritual, archetypal, narrative, postmodern systems, mindfulness framework for healing trauma and supporting evolving.

He has lectured and lead trainings internationally in LCT and the Enneagram.

Links:

Self-Realization Fellowship

LCT Training

Episode 210: Tapping on the Body to Shift Your Mind and Emotions

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Website

YouTube

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Dec 2, 2020

If you've been looking for a different approach to cultivating emotional wellness and wellbeing, you will definitely want to catch this conversation.

With influence on essentially every system in the body, the heart is the conductor of our inner orchestra. The heart is also capable of healing on a deep, programming level.

Carine Camara identifies the heart and its energy as the most powerful force in the body. By using heart centered healing along with a blend of other paradigms, she helps people access their love and joy to fill themselves up so they can then fill up others.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • What drew Carine to work with the energy of the heart
  • The mechanisms of using heart energy to create healing
  • A short guided meditation to help us connect with our hearts
  • Why this practice is particularly powerful for empaths and highly sensitive people
  • What she recommends people do to start cultivating a deeper connection to their heart

Carine Camara is an intuitive guide, acupuncturist, energy medicine practitioner, and the Host of the Infinite Love Podcast. Her mission is to help people heal. Carine’s offerings/services are a unique blend of intuitive and energetic healing, practical science, and care. She has devoted her life to the study of physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness. For the last 20 years, she has immersed myself in the healing sciences. Carine began by studying plant based nutrition, to heal her own physical issues, and later obtained her Masters in Chinese Medicine.

Her practice and knowledge continued to expand, as she trained in Energy Medicine, and works closely with spiritual coaches, teachers and more. For those who are suffering from chronic illness, highly sensitive and/or looking for support in their lives, Carine has a wealth of knowledge to guide you back to wellness. She has an online practice and a holistic clinic located in Lafayette - where she serves the San Francisco Bay Area community.

Links:

HeartMath

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