Being Well Podcast: Finding Your Joy: The Holiday Special with Elizabeth Ferreira
December 22, 2023

On this episode of the Being Well Podcast, Forrest and Elizabeth welcome listeners into their home to talk about their changing relationship with the holidays, letting go of the past, healthy boundaries, glimmers, and different paths to taking in the good. Along the way they talk about different approaches to working with trauma, connecting with the body, and getting on our own side.

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Key Topics:

  • 0:00: Introduction
  • 2:00: A bit of Elizabeth’s history with the holidays, and claiming her own rituals
  • 5:20: Experiencing the holidays without an agenda
  • 10:15: Glimmers in The Polyvagal Theory
  • 14:10: Ways Elizabeth works with her challenging history with relationships
  • 21:35: Practicing somatics without trying too hard to practice somatics
  • 28:40: Regulating through playful movement as much as through stillness
  • 31:55: Holding onto yourself while home for the holidays in your old family system
  • 38:45: Enjoying a sense of agency, and being around beauty
  • 42:30: Entrapment and defeat, awareness, and saying no
  • 47:15: Attachment, contracting around desire, and taking a moment for yourself
  • 51:20: A quick walkthrough of the practice of finding a glimmer
  • 55:35: Self-compassion and camaraderie during the holidays

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