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AUG 18: Yoga to Support Immunity with Melanie Salvatore-August

Mind Body Breathing Guide to Whole Health

#1 New Release in Homeopathy & Preventive Medicine

Can yoga really boost your immunity to create healing change? Science says a resounding YES, and Melanie Salvatore-August joins us to share insights from Yoga to Support Immunity: A Mind Body Breathing Guide to Whole Health.

Melanie shares how the practices in her book helped heal her own autoimmune disease. How yoga creates resilience and directly supports immune function. Why clarity is key, a strong foundation necessary. And how transitions and regular practice can make the difference between stress, illness, and pain versus wholistic heart-filled wellness.

About Melanie Salvatore-August

In addition to raising three growing boys and managing a homestead, Melanie Salvatore-August is a 30-year veteran yoga and meditation teacher, and teacher trainer. She is a Reiki Master and author of three books — Fierce Kindness: Be a Positive Force For Change, Kitchen Yoga: Simple Home Practices to Transform Mind, Body & Life. And Yoga to Support Immunity: A Mind Body Breathing Guide to Whole Health.

 

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Health & Wellness, Nature, Non Fiction, Psychology

JUL 07: Dr. Rochelle Calvert – Healing with Nature

Mindfulness and Somatic Practices to Heal from Trauma

The WHO says more than 70% of us experience trauma; and 78% of those who’ve had a traumatic experience will develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In addition, the average American spends 87% of their time indoors. It’s little wonder many of us spend most of our days with shoulders hunched around our ears.

Psychologist Dr. Rochelle Calvert shares how somatic healing, combined with mindfulness, and nature-based therapy, can help heal trauma and PTSD. We look at the science behind this therapy – and the research that shows the benefits of spending time in nature. We also share how to incorporate Dr. Calvert’s practices into everyday life.

About Dr. Rochelle Calvert

Rochelle Calvert, PhD is a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Diego, and the founder of New Mindful Life. She specializes in mindfulness, nature-based therapy, and somatic experiencing. Dr. Calvert works with individuals struggling with life transitions, depression, anxiety, PTSD, pain conditions, and eating disorders. She also works with families of developmentally delayed children and adults. Healing with Nature: Mindfulness and Somatic Practices to Heal from Trauma is her first book.

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Health & Wellness, Nature, Non Fiction, Psychology

DEC 02: Sue Stuart-Smith on The Restorative Power of Nature

The Well-Gardened Mind

Connecting with nature is vital to long-term physical and mental health, and in her new book, Sue Stuart-Smith delves into why and how. She combines insights from the latest neuroscience, with personal stories, and her own experiences as a mental health professional.

We discuss what Sue means by a well-gardened mind, and how to cultivate one. We explore why nature inspires many successful artists, and helps unleash creative inspiration. How our brains change when exposed to beauty. And how we can use our natural green surroundings to allow nature to nurture and heal mind, body, spirit.

The book was published just months before COVID hit our shores and — with mental health issues at an all time high in the US — today is a perfect time to revisit our  conversation.

About Sue Stuart-Smith

She’s a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and author of THE WELL-GARDENED MIND: The Restorative Power of Nature — a Sunday Times Bestseller. Dr. Sue Stuart-Smith teaches at Tavistock Clinic in London, and is a consultant to the UK DocHealth Service.

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