Think of these mini podcasts like voice memos reaching out to you from a friend through the isolation. Except better, because they include tools for growing intimacy between yourself and those you care about. Note: podcasts come out Monday and each week there is an assignment for you to practice! Be sure to tune in, engage the practice and leave me a note about what you learned! Each assignment will build on the previous week‘s podcast. Dr. Jessica Tartaro (she/her) is a cis-gendered, able bodied, second generation Sicilian Jewish Intimacy Coach & Connection Facilitator who brings to her teaching nearly 20 years of experience in the healing arts. Through her one-of-a-kind workshops and coaching, Jessica powerfully weaves together the influences of Authentic Relating, positive psychology, psycho-education, trauma-sensitivity, mindful embodiment and conscious intimacy. Plus, she loves to play. Former Fulbright scholar, Jessica has founded communities across the country dedicated to healing the collective experience of belonging through group resilience, emotional intelligence and body wisdom. On the Olympic Peninsula of Washington where she lives and loves, Jessica is exploring the integration of racial justice with conscious relating and embodiment. To stay current on her evolving offerings and inquire about her private coaching and public speaking, go to www.DrJessicaTartaro.com.
Monday Jan 17, 2022
Monday Jan 17, 2022
Individual therapy is important. But it will never alone fill the needs that community so powerfully meets. We need the village more than ever. In this episode I explain how being a part of a healthy community, in addition to doing your personal work, is key for activating our blueprint for health.
1:05 I recently burned myself - the scar is ugly
2:00 How engaging in personal work can feel overwhelming
2:48 This conviction keeps me going even when change isn’t visible
3:30 What is needed to activate healing change
4:10 How community can deliver what’s needed
5:15 Saying to the pain, “You are at last outnumbered”.
5:52 One therapist or coach can never be the village
6:05 “The work of community is the practice of care stitching the world together”
6:46 Tom Robbins quote - healing backwards in time
7:37 This week’s homework
8:25 Sneak preview of next episode
Resources: Author Mark Nepo says, "No one can live your life for you, but no one can make it alone, either". Read more about his inspiring work to teach healthy relationships and rebuild community at https://marknepo.com/. The Tom Robbins quote is from Still Life With Woodpecker. Marvel at his other quotes from the same novel here: https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/1105809-still-life-with-woodpecker.
Podcast produced by Sal DeRosalia
Music composed and performed by Aimee Mia Kelley
Dr. Jessica Tartaro
Intimacy Coach & Connection Facilitator
Pronouns "She" + "Her"
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