Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is the author of the new book, The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity. She is a pioneering physician who is reshaping the conversation about childhood stress. In her book, she tells the story of what toxic stress is, how it affects children, the ways it leads to lifelong health problems (from obesity to heart disease to cancer)—and how to break the cycle.
Dr. Karlene Stange is the author of the new book, The Spiritual Nature of Animals: a country vet explores the wisdom, compassion, and souls of animals. As a child, Karlene wanted to be an “animal doctor” before she knew the word “veterinarian.” Today she incorporates acupuncture, traditional Chinese herbal medicine, and nutritional therapy into her Rocky Mountain practice. She often speaks at conferences and lives in Durango, Colorado.
Suzanne Scurlock-Durana is the author of the new book, Reclaiming Your Body: Healing From Trauma and Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom. Her Healing from the Core curriculum combined with CranioSacral therapy and other bodywork modalities creates a complete, body-centered guide to awareness, healing, and joy. She teaches around the world and lives in Reston, Virginia.
Brenda Michaels is the author of The Gift of Cancer: A Miraculous Journey to Health. For fourteen years, Brenda battled cancer. Then one day she surrendered to the experience and found the gift in her disease. Her book speaks to anyone on a journey of wellbeing, whether suffering from a life-threatening disease or merely desiring to live a better, more fulfilling life.
Marie-Rose Phan-Lê is author of Talking Story: One Woman’s Quest to Preserve Ancient Spiritual and Healing Traditions. Marie-Rose’s fascinating adventure into the world of healing, shamanism, plant medicine, and divination explores the many indigenous cultures on the verge of losing their medicinal plants, healing traditions, and spiritual knowledge as a result of habitat destruction, cultural assimilation, and globalization.
Our guest this week on Pathways is Susan Anderson, author of the book, Journey from Abandonment to Healing. She is an expert on how to overcome abandonment and its aftermath of self sabotaging patterns. She shares her methods of abandonment recovery with victims of trauma of abandonment, heartbreak, and loss around the world. Her groundbreaking program is the product of over thirty years of research and clinical practice.
Rak Razam is the author of Aya: A Shamanic Odyssey. Rak is a frequent lecturer on the shamanic revival sweeping the West, and is the co-director for the Aya: Awakenings film. He has been hosting dynamic speaking engagements, panel facilitation and lectures across Australia and North America for the past five years, weaving together the New Age, counterculture and progressive thought, and he has been called one of the leading spokespersons for the new paradigm. A prolific media maker and networker, he hosts the popular podcast show, “In a Perfect World.”
Anne Bertolet Rice is author of the book, The Healing Power of the Deep Heart. Anne Rice is a Deep Heart Practitioner. She completed her masters degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy along with a two year Body Mind Psychotherapy program at Naropa Institute. Anne’s training was unique in that, in large part, it was experiential which gave her the ability to embody the teachings. Heart Shaman, Conscious Healer and Author, Anne Rice, has been practicing her work with individuals, couples and groups for twenty years.
ANA FORREST is author of the new book, Fierce Medicine: Breakthrough Practices to Heal the Body and Ignite the Spirit. She is an internationally recognized pioneer in yoga and emotional healing. In her search to become a better healer and teacher, she studied Native American medicine and ceremony, Homeopathy, Hands-On Healing, Martial Arts, Psychotherapy, and Regression Therapy. Ana is a well-known contributing expert to Yoga Journal and other national wellness publications. She has journeyed to India, Nepal, Costa Rica, Canada, Japan, Mexico, and throughout Europe and the United States and currently teaches internationally at yoga conferences, workshops, and teacher trainings. Ana is on the board of Advisors for the Foundation for Athletic Research & Education (F.A.R.E. Play)and is an instructor for continuing education at the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. She lives on Orcas Island, Washington.