In life, we hold on to lots of stuff; stuff that's icky, sticky, and even tricky.

What if there was a guided mindfulness exercise that could help release some of the things we hold on to? 

In Episode 63, Dr. Deb Lindh share's with you an abbreviated version of a technique she has used for years with corporate clients who've struggled to let go and release the things they've held on to.

Look for a Part 2 that will be a bit more like the full version. In the meanwhile, if you like this episode, give us a mention, rating, and share with someone who might find this helpful.

"I just want to be useful," Tonya Greene, M.A.

"Let me help you get through this moment," says Tik Tok powerhouse and Professional Counselor, Tonya Greene, M.A. Helping people get through moments is more than what Tonya does on Tik Tok. Her videos and messages inspire followers and viewers; bringing them back for more of Tonya's moments of wisdom! Her message clearly come across as warm, inviting, uplifting, and when she looks at the camera it's as if you're transported into her office and you're having a private conversation.

Tonya connects with audiences from all over the world and shares her next moves are to "step out there and do me and to do what the world needs right now...which is to help people get through this moment and the next...to find their purpose."

"What lies within you is the most powerful force in the Universe" - Gary Hensel

 

In Episode 61 of the PTSD and Beyond podcast, we welcome award-winning author and teacher, Gary Hensel who shares insights of his newly released book, "Lessons for a Spiritual Warrior."

 

Our discussion touches on the link between leadership and spirituality where outcomes include trust, respect, and growth. By tapping into people's potential, which is the opposite of fear, leaders serve people and cultivate love, trust, and respect.

 

To order Gary's book and learn more about him, connect here:

Twitter: @gary_hensel

Web: GaryHensel.com

Book: Lessons for a Spiritual Warrior

 

If you enjoyed this episode, give a rating, review, subscribe, and share with others who will find the PTSD and Beyond podcast beneficial!

 

Today's PTSD and Beyond Podcast Episode 60 brings another layer of the "Breathe in Breathe Out" guided mindfulness meditation exercise.

 

With fear and uncertainty on the rise, how can we help ourselves feel safe? Connecting with our breath, presence, and using words with visualization is a way to help evict fear and bring in a vacancy to calm and safety.

 

Give a listen. If you liked our podcast episode, please remember to subscribe and give a review and share it with others!

"There's a tendency to see a threat where there's no threat," Clif Smith

In Episode 59, PTSD and Beyond welcomes U.S. Army veteran, former diplomat, CIA-trained former intelligence officer who currently serves as EY's Americas Mindfulness Leader and Global Mindfulness Network Leader, Clif Smith.

 

Clif's newly released book, Mindfulness without the Bells and Beads: Unlocking Exceptional Performance, Leadership, and Well-being for Working Professionals (2021, Wiley) introduces to readers a way to cultivate an effective mindfulness practice free from spiritual undertones.

In our conversation, Clif shares his experiences growing up as a child who barely graduated from high school and how using mindfulness-based techniques helped him overcome self-doubt and other limiting beliefs. He further shares how mindfulness cultivates skills to respond to challenges and situations effectively as well as how to handle even the most difficult conversations.

 

To reach Clif Smith, connect with him at:

Twitter: @MindfulClif

Instagram: ClifSmith

Web: ClifSmith.com

Facebook: MindfulClif

In this week's guided mindfulness meditation exercise, Dr. Deb Lindh brings to listeners a way of letting in things that add to well-being while releasing things we harbor and hold on to.

 

Using the breath combined with words, settle into a favorite comfortable spot and experience a moment together. Be sure to leave a comment below, subscribe for when new mindfulness exercises come out, and download and share with folks you think will find this helpful.

Why is it so difficult to communicate? Who's responsibility is it when sharing a message to make sure the message is understood as intended?

 

What needs to happen for effective communication? Dr. Deb Lindh brings philosophical and reflective thoughts to prose.

 

Listen. Think. Reflect. And Communicate.

 

"You cannot fix what you don't know or realize," Maverick Willett

Former Army Ranger, competitive body builder, and fitness coach, Maverick Willett shares with PTSD and Beyond  how struggles and trauma led to helping himself and others commit slowly to recovery, build trust in ourselves, and achieve our best successes!

"Trauma is something we can relate to," says Maverick, "how you help yourself and others by uncovering root causes are what we come to realize." Maverick's transformed trauma into a life dedicated to helping women in fitness noting that how we think and the default behaviors and thoughts keep us in a place of escape. Listen to our interview with Maverick as he shares how he helps women feel more confident and empowered by taking care of their mind and body.

To connect with Maverick Willett, find him at:

Web: Maverick Online Coaching

Instagram: Maverick Online Coaching

Twitter: @Mav_423

There's a dark side to social media. One that needs to be part of conversations asking society, leaders, families, and individuals:

How do we ensure safety of social media?

How do we protect children from social media dangers?

What can leaders, communities, families, and individuals do to help?

One group, the Organization for Social Media Safety, is taking action. Founded by Ed Peisner and led by CEO Marc Berkman, the Organization for Social Media Safety is a powerhouse paving the way from working with legislation, establishing Jordan's Law, and providing services to help parents, schools, and individuals to make social safe for everyone through a comprehensive approach that includes education, advocacy, and technology development.

The why. Their why. The Organization for Social Media Safety began as a result when in 2016, Ed's son, a then 14-year-old, Jordan Peisner, was viciously assaulted by another teen he did not know while standing outside a restaurant with his friends. Instead of getting help, witnesses and friends of the perpetrator stood and filmed the assault on their phones and then quickly uploaded their videos to social media leaving Jordan laying helpless on the ground with the horrifying footage circulating social media viewed by hundreds of thousands. 

While Jordan slowly recovered from the severe and ultimately lifelong, injuries, Ed  declared to make sure that no other child or family would endure a similar horrific experience. Ed created the Organization for Social Media Safety.

Give a listen to this important podcast episode and the messages that Ed and Marc bring to our listeners. To connect with Ed and Marc, you can find them here:

Web: Organization for Social Media Safety

Twitter: @SocialMedSafety

Facebook: OFSMS

Instagram: Org4SocialMediaSafety

 

To all of the restless, anxious, cannot sleep, intuitive, contemplative, sensitive, unsure, curious, seekers, and kind and compassionate souls seeing this...I hear you and I feel you. You are a gift of life!

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