Mind-Body Connection

Ashley’s guest today is Patti Davis, a licensed mental health counsellor.  She uses adventure therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical family systems, Gestalt and play therapy with people of all ages to help them overcome issues such as grief, low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, depression and more. Patti is an expert in emotional health and the mind-body connection.  Her path to her current calling took years but she is grateful for the experiences she had before going to graduate school in counselling, because in her maturity and insight she is able to witness what people are going through with compassion.

Among older people therapy is still seen as shameful and a last resort, but to the younger generation, seeing a counsellor is becoming more and more acceptable.  Patti likes to see therapy as preventive, a mental and emotional exercise to keep the mind and emotions healthy, just as physical exercise keeps the body healthy.  Everyone goes to the dentist, everyone goes to the optometrist, and everyone could benefit from going to a mental health counsellor.  When depression is lifted we become more active and social.

Ashley and Patti Davis discuss therapy for families and children, including  DBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, recognized as the gold standard psychological treatment for certain populations.

Here’s What You’ll Discover:

  • The awareness of a problem is a huge first step
  • Medications are like a cast—you put a cast on the broken arm, but eventually, with healing, the cast comes off.
  • The best way to find a therapist is to get recommendations from your friends.
  • DBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, is designed to help people change patterns of behavior.

Health AH-HA Moment:

Your body will speak when your mind cannot.

Your Challenge:

Picture yourself on your balcony.  You’re watching your life in front of you.  Take the personalization out of it and see what you notice.  Are you in alignment with your values? Why is that feeling showing up?  Ask yourself these questions:

What is the threat?  What am I scared of?

What is missing?  What am I not seeing or saying?

Resource:

[email protected]

206-321-5003

Look Patti Davis up under Psychology Today



Spiritual Health

Learn True Health is honored to present Jennifer Saltzman, popular Pilates instructor, for a second time. In this Episode Ashley and Jennifer discuss the importance of spiritual health. Think about community and realize we have so much to give. Rise to the occasion. Give to others, receive gratefully from others, and think about something other than “me.” We are all one.

The book Commitment to Love by Maureen Moss had a very positive effect on Jennifer’s life. It is about the spirit, about perspective, laughter, challenges and trials. When Jennifer was in her 20’s and had just finished her Pilates training, she became very ill. She had pain in her gut, couldn’t walk, was bedridden and on welfare. She was in a spiritual vacuum. Listen to her agonizing description of her life at that time and be prepared for the uplifting moment that changed her life forever.

Prayer defines Jennifer’s life. When she was in great pain she prayed “God, please do not let any of this suffering be in vain. Let me be used to bring health and well-being to others.”

She says this prayer has been answered on many levels, and she is grateful now that Learn True Health with its listener base is helping her share her experience and spirituality with a broad and receptive audience.

Here’s What You’ll Discover:

There are forces of good that lead us to what we need.

The Japanese are so healthy because they are involved with and depend upon their community.

Mental health has to be affected by other parts of our health: emotional, spiritual and physical.

We have so much to share and to give.

Health AH-HA Moment:

Whoever created us knows us.

Your Challenge:

For the next 7 days drink one half your body weight (convert pounds to ounces) in water per day, e.g. if you weigh 150 lbs, drink 75 ounces of water per day. For an extra super healthy boost add Dr. Wallach’s plant derived minerals. Contact [email protected] if you would like to learn more about plant derived minerals.

Resource:

To chat with Jen about the supplements she takes:

[email protected]

BOOK:

Commitment to Love by Maureen Moss



Pilates

Ashley’s guest today is Jennifer Saltzman who has been a Pilates instructor in the Seattle area for 21 years. She graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a degree in modern dance in 1991.  After moving to Seattle she completed her certification as an instructor in 1995.  She ran her own Pilates studio for seven years and then was hired by the prestigious Bellevue Club, where she has been instructing individuals and groups for the past 14 years.

Jennifer describes Pilates as a whole body workout, a series of exercises that can be tailored to the individual for maximum strength, flexibility and balance. It is a most efficient way of working the body’s core, a complex series of muscles extending beyond the abs. She emphasizes the importance of maintaining mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health, as well the significance of having a sense of community in life.

You will be fascinated by Jennifer’s personal journey from illness and fatigue to complete health through Pilates, diet and Dr. Wallach’s supplement recommendations.  Ashley asks her what 3 items she would take with her if she had to live on a desert island.  You’ll love her answer!

Here’s What You’ll Discover:

Pilates is a potentially challenging whole body workout

Optimal body movement is not intuitive; it has to be taught.

Discipline is the road to mastership

Health AH-HA Moment:

Make your thoughts obey you rather than choosing to obey your thoughts.

Your Challenge:

Always ask yourself: What’s good about this?  Look for the positive in life’s challenges.

Resources:

To contact Jen to purchase the supplements she recommends: [email protected]

Book: Eat Right for Your Blood Type by Peter J. D’Adamo

Get on our email list to stay tuned for a video of Jennifer Saltzman demonstrating Pilates training. Visit FreeDoctorCourse.com

 


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