Conference Day 7

Explore how anxiety plays a role in your ability to identify and heal from trauma

Anxiety and trauma

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Dr David Treleaven

Trauma sensitive mindfulness

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  • Why mindfulness can be challenging for those with trauma / suffering from anxiety
  • The benefits of mindfulness for working with trauma and anxiety
  • How to adapt your meditation practice to be trauma sensitive
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Kelly McDaniel

Healing "Mother Hunger"

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  • What "mother hunger" is and how it relates to anxiety
  • How nurturance plays a vital role in attachment
  • Why pathological hope fuels anxiety
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Dr Rochelle Calvert

Nature for healing trauma and anxiety

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  • How Nature helps heal trauma
  • The connection between trauma and anxiety
  • Somatic practices in Nature
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Sarah Peyton

Resonance skills for managing trauma and anxiety

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  • What resonance is and how it helps anxiety
  • The connection between trauma and anxiety
  • Practical skills for managing anxiety, on your own or with others
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Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Trauma and immune responses in the brain

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  • How chronic unpredictable stress impacts our immune system
  • The tie between brain immune system responses and mental health
  • Narrative practices based in science to re-program your brain's messages
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Dr Stephen Porges

How to cultivate a state of safety

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  • Why safety is so important to our nervous system
  • The conditions that invite a feeling of safety
  • Practical steps for bringing more safety into your life
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Hilary Jacobs Hendel

Accessing core emotions beyond anxiety

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  • Why anxiety is a coping defense for overwhelming feelings
  • How to use the Change Triangle to slow down and feel our emotions
  • Why you can't think your way to managing your anxiety
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Thomas Hübl

Understanding the wisdom of anxiety

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  • How ancestral trauma affects anxiety
  • Why collective healing is so important
  • How to begin healing journey

Bonus Sessions

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Jean Hall

Movement and stillness

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  • A guided yoga session
  • You will need a chair. You may also wish to use a cushion
  • Best practiced in a quiet environment
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Alex Howard

Meditation to find presence

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  • Running time 11 minutes
  • Best listened to in a quiet environment 
  • Includes images, music and voice
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Alex Howard

In therapy: Sanaya's last session

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  • Reflecting on the power of the therapeutic process
  • Creating change for ourselves
  • The power of showing up

Meet Your Hosts

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Alex Howard

Alex Howard is the Founder of Conscious Life. He is also Chairman of The Optimum Health Clinic, one of the world’s leading integrative medicine clinics. With a team of 25 full time practitioners supporting thousands of patients in 50+ countries.

Alex is an immensely experienced psychology practitioner, having delivered more than 10,000 consultations. He has also led the Therapeutic Coaching practitioner programme since 2005, training the next generation of psychology practitioners. Since March 2020, Alex has been documenting his therapeutic work with real life patients via his In Therapy with Alex Howard YouTube series. 

Alex has published research in the British Medical Journal Open and Psychology and Health. His books, Why me? My Journey from ME to Health and Happiness, and Decode Your Fatigue: A clinically proven 12-step plan to increase your energy, heal your body and transform your life, are published by Hay House.

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Meagen Gibson

Meagen Gibson is the CEO of Conscious Life. Her career includes award-winning journalist, educator and entrepreneur. Meagen’s enthusiasm and energy for personal development led her to take the leadership role at Conscious Life. 

Meagen is passionate about taking complex concepts and distilling them down to simple, accessible applications we can use to take action in our everyday lives.

Meagen is an experienced teacher, facilitator, and speaker on the subjects of journalism, entrepreneurship, film and video as well as improv. 

Her previous television work in the U.S. includes The Voice and Who Do You Think You Are

Most recently, Meagen co-created and directed the series, How I Created A Cult, for Conscious Life. The series is currently available on Amazon Prime and Apple TV in North America.

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Jaia Bristow

Jaia Bristow is a multiethnic queer content creator and group facilitator, who has been working in events and media production since 2010, and hosting groups around social identity since 2016. She is the creator of Beyond Boxes with Jaia Bristow, a podcast and youtube channel exploring labels and identity. Jaia runs in-person and online workshops on power, privilege and prejudice, and works as a diversity and inclusivity consultant. She has been practicing meditation since childhood, been a student of the Diamond Approach spiritual path since 2016 and training in nonviolent communication (NVC) since 2018.

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