Ted Wiard: The Gifts of Grief
July 3, 2013
Hosted by Sweigh Emily Spilkin, MA, MFA, CHT
Ted Wiard is no stranger to grief. In the span of 5 years, Ted lost his wife to cancer, his brother to an accident, and his two daughters and mother-in-law to tragedy. Ted experienced first-hand the shattering of self, isolation, and depression that loss can bring. And he also discovered a pathway through, the alchemy of devastation into grace. In this interview, Ted shares his own journey through grief and loss and explores the passage through—what it is that keeps some of us in isolation post loss, and allows others to transform. Join us for this tender and potent episode.
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.
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.