Sandy Wilder Enneagram

Meditations: Enneagram Holy Ideas with SandyWilder

These guided meditations on the Holy Ideas are offered by Sanford C. Wilder. Sandy is a spiritual life coach, trainer, and Chief Listening Officer at the Educare Unlearning Institute: www.EducareUnlearning.com. Educare offers programs, retreats, vision quests, virtual workshops, individual enneagram-based coaching, daily unlearning insights and a dynamic supportive community to support Read more…

Mind like a River

Mind like a River

Join Jen as she discusses how the mind is like a river. On the surface of the river we notice the activity of our thoughts like boats floating up and down the river. Below the surface of the river, we can experience new possibilities and stillness. Without present moment awareness, Read more…

Vagus Nerve Reset

Vagus Nerve Reset

Vagus nerve reset is a simple tapping technique used as a tool for emotional regulation. When we feel overwhelmed or collapsed, it is difficult to function or think clearly. Vagus nerve reset reconnects the body and the mind. We are able to think more clearly in the midst of stressors Read more…

Window of Tolerance

Window of Tolerance

Join Jen as she discusses Daniel Siegel’s “Window of Tolerance” and how this model guides us in Emotional Regulation. What happens when we are present, okay enough to be here? What happens when our threat system goes into high alert (fight and flight and collapse)? How can we know if Read more…

The Vagus Nerve

The Vagus Nerve

Join Jen as she discusses the essential connection between the Vagus Nerve and emotional regulation. Vagus, simply means “wandering.” Jen explains Stephen Porge’s Polyvagal Theory, a guide to better understand your nervous system reactions. Our survival systems include Social Engagement, Fight and Flight, and Collapse. By bringing present moment awareness Read more…

Grounding like a tree

Grounding Like a Tree

Join Jen in this meditation that explores what it is like to be deeply rooted and centered in your body. Imagine the deep roots of a tree. With a strong foundation, the tree can endure any weather. Though it may bend and sway, a deep-rooted tree remains grounded. Learn to Read more…

Live

“If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.” Georgia O’Keeffe My husband and I began our quarantine for the coronavirus over four weeks ago on Friday the 13th. The first week started off with intense fears: fears about being Read more…

Hughes, Jennifer Vicarious Trauma

Vicarious Trauma and Healthcare Providers

Self-Care Houston, Episode 24: Jennifer Hughes joins Jennifer Christian in a conversation about the impact of vicarious trauma on healthcare professionals in the medical and mental health fields. Jennifer discusses the impact of trauma on the mind and body. She shares how to identify the effects of vicarious trauma as Read more…

Seven A's of Healing Gabor Mate

Seven A’s of Healing

The following is taken from Chapter 19 of When the Body Says No; Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection by Gabor Mate, M.D. The Seven A’s of Healing “Pursuing the seven A’s of healing will help us grow into emotional competence. Emotional competence is the capacity that enables us to stand in a responsible, Read more…

Sherianna Boyle Emotional Detox

Emotional Detox for Anxiety

Self-Care Houston, Episode 23: Sherianna Boyle joins Jennifer in a conversation about the first step of beginning an emotional detox for anxiety: Toning the vagus nerve. Sherianna and Jennifer explore how the vagus nerve impacts the mind/body connection and accessible tools to “tone” the vagus nerve. Sherianna Boyle is the Read more…

Shani Bell Art Therapy

How Art Improves Self-Care

Self-Care Houston, Episode 20: Shani Bell joins Jennifer in a conversation about how art and creativity improve self-care. Shani shares how art is an empowering tool in conjunction with therapy and discusses ways to use art as a personal self-care tool. Shani Bell is Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist offering counseling Read more…

Energy Medicine Yoga Lauren Walker

Energy Medicine Yoga

Self-Care Houston, Episode 19: Lauren Walker joins Jennifer in a conversation about Energy Medicine Yoga. Lauren and Jennifer discuss the rise of anxiety and stress in our culture and how Energy Medicine Yoga creates a way to find balance in your body, so you can be present and alive in your Read more…