Conscious Body Conversations Episode 29
Stress and Joy are opposite reactions when it comes to both physical state of being AND emotional experience. What do we do when stress and hard times take over our access to and experience of joy.
In Episode 26 Karen Bayard of Whole Body Laughter and I talked about accessing joy in hard times, today she shares with us expert tips to actually, practically EXPERIENCE IT. Tune in for:
• Adult Temper Tantrums
• The One Minute Album exercise (including giggles!)
• "I Am" exercise
• The Book of Lists to refer to
• Pick your power song and create a power playlist
What I love about this conversation and Karen's practical suggestions is that the year SOMATIC! Meaning we bypass the placating, "just unplug and it will be OK" Sometimes your body needs to FEEL something different to even get on a path remotely in the direction of OK. So if you're not sure things will be OK, or have been hesitant on the path of joy (like me!)...then THIS is worth an hour of your time!
Karen Bayard is the owner of Whole Body Laughter & sees joy as a both a key element of wellness & a revolutionary act. Karen has designed individual wellness experiences, team building playshops, fun-infused training programs, semester-long college level courses & easeful conflict resolution seminars in the US and internationally for Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland), United States Air Force, Huntsman Cancer Institute, ProBar, University of Utah, Western Governors University at Disneyland, Salt Lake Community College and more. As a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, IIN Certified Holistic Health Coach and former Board Member of the Association of Applied & Therapeutic Humor, Karen’s mission is to explore ways of vibrant living and cultivate opportunities to be well utilizing a variety of mediums, with a special focus on embodying joy.
🌟The Conscious Body Conversation Series🌟 As humans, our relationship with our bodies has taken many twists and turns. In early human history we understood ourselves as spiritual beings. As time marched on and we learned more about how these bodies operate, our understanding of ourselves became more mechanical. This mechanistic view of the body has shed necessary light on the body systems, which has allowed us to innovate solutions to so many problems. And it has also created the space for disconnection, dissociation, and disembodiment.
In this video series, I chat with some of my favorite humans who have insight on how we can explore pathways to greater connection within our own sense of selves, with each other, and as co-inhabitants of this planet today. Inhabiting our own bodies consciously is a necessary experience in progressing the field of whole health. I hope you enjoy these talks.
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