Spirituality and Healing: Crisis as a doorway to transformation

July 18, 2012
Hosted by Sweigh Emily Spilkin, MA, MFA, CHT

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In this episode, integrative medicine pioneer and expert in mind/body healing, Joan Borysenko, Ph.D dives into the spiritual dynamics of healing. Dr. Borysenko shares essential tools in the journey of healing including how forgiveness converts wounds into wisdom, how crisis can be a doorway to healing, and what spirituality really is--beyond belief and dogma. She will also share why gratefulness is such important medicine in our lives, and why meditation works (and now to customize it for our own needs.) Listen in to this rich conversation about spirituality, the dark night of the soul, and the authentic work of healing. Please note, there's already a picture of Joan in the voiceamerica archives, please use that. I'm waiting for her to approve a bio...but we may just go with one of the one's already on file.

Thresholds to Awakening

Thresholds to Awakening

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You are here for a reason. What you perceive to be a mistake (your pain, your suffering, your illness) is not a mistake at all. It is a radical opportunity to crack open, catalyze your potential, and embody your soul. An opportunity you would have never consciously chosen, but something has led you here: to the Threshold. The purpose at the Threshold is not simply to “get better,” the purpose is to allow yourself to be initiated. To let go of who you thought you were, so that who you really are can emerge.

Hosted by Sweigh Emily Spilkin, seasoned psychotherapist and soul guide, Thresholds to Awakening offers a deep-dive into the paradoxical nature of transformation. The show includes intimate conversations with spiritual luminaries about how to work with difficulty, stories about people finding their way through impossible situations, and transformational guidance to help you access your deepest truth.

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Sweigh Emily Spilkin, MA, MFA, CHT

Sweigh Emily Spilkin, MA, MFA, CHT

Sweigh Emily Spilkin, MA, MFA, CHT, is a somatic psychotherapist, teacher, and soon to be-"doctor" (working on that PhD!) of Psychology and soul-centered growth. She helps individuals use their life challenges as gateways to realizing their souls’ potential. Sweigh has a thriving psychotherapy and coaching practice where she combines cutting-edge somatic techniques with grounded, spiritual wisdom to help people reframe their challenges, reclaim their power, and fully embody their souls.

Sweigh’s background includes two Masters degrees, a three-year Somatic Experiencing™ trauma resolution training, a five-year embodied energy work training, and extensive education in nature-based soul work.

Her greatest teacher, however, was her own bout with a chronic illness that left her nearly housebound for four years. After much patience, surrender, grieving, soul-work, nervous system healing, will, and grace, Sweigh emerged from the “underworld” of her illness with her soul intact. She now serves as a guide and a source of inspiration for others on the path. Sweigh can be found on the web at www.ThresholdstoAwakening.com and www.EmbodyYourSoul.com.

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