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“We are whole mind, body, soul beings. And so to just do therapy with the frontal part of the brain is doing the rest of the body a disservice. It’s doing the rest of your healing process a disservice. And not saying that for some people, traditional talk therapy might be their thing–and I love it for you–and our bodies hold so much valuable information as well, and I think it’s important to acknowledge the messages that our bodies hold too.” -Damon Silas
Join us for the sixth episode of The Lesson is Love, as I speak with Damon Silas, a clinical psychologist, published author (From Mourning to Knight: Overcoming Loss and What’s Your ACTION Plan? 6 Powerful Ways to Get Unstuck In Your Life Now), speaker and teacher.
In this episode we talk about what brings us joy, the importance of exploring the role our bodies play in healing, honoring our somatic experiences and integrating body connection into our healing and therapeutic practices, and the power of re-membering–learning (and teaching) new ways of navigating harm, healing and relating in self and collective community. Damon also leads us through a guided tapping session!
About the Host, Grisha Stewart:
Grisha Stewart is an author, international speaker, dog trainer, and online dog school facilitator based in Oregon, USA, who specializes in dog reactivity and canine empowerment. She’s been training dogs since 2003. Her two most recent books are Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0: New Practical Techniques for Fear, Frustration, and Aggression in Dogs and The Official Ahimsa Dog Training Manual: A Practical, Force-Free Guide to Problem Solving and Manners. In 2022, she revealed the update to BAT 3.0 (BAT 2.0 is still the best book on the subject).
She presents dog training and behavior seminars around the world and lessons online. There are over 100 different courses in her innovative online dog training school, with more coming every few weeks from a variety of instructors, including Grisha. In addition to her professional pursuits and projects, Grisha is an avid conversationalist and enjoys exploring topics of connection, love, communication, and interspecies community.
About the Guest, Damon Silas:
Dr. Damon Silas is a clinical psychologist, published author (From Mourning To Knight: Overcoming Loss, and What’s Your ACTION Plan? 6 Powerful Ways To Get Unstuck In Your Life Now,), speaker and teacher. In his over 20 years in the field of psychology, he has worked with a wide range of populations and issues including but not limited to anxiety, grief and loss, and trauma. He is currently working as a contractor overseas, helping service members and their children adjust to and thrive within the military lifestyle. He also belongs to various mental-health related groups such as Movement Genius and Black Tappers United. When not living overseas, he resides in the Charlotte, NC area with his husband and two dogs, Lamont and Lola.
- Grisha’s website
- The Grisha Stewart Academy
- Damon’s website
- The Lesson is Love Podcast Webpage
- Damon’s book, From Mourning to Knight: Overcoming Loss
- Damon’s book, What’s Your ACTION Plan? 6 Powerful Ways to Get Unstuck In Your Life Now
- Movement Genius
- The Tapping Solution
- Mary Lou Seereiter’s Program, School For Mind-Body Centering