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Ep #22 The Art and Science of Being a Motivation Coach

Ep #22 The Art and Science of Being a Motivation Coach

In this engaging episode of the Somatic Coaching Academy podcast, Brian, representing the science perspective, and Ani, embodying the art perspective, engage in a fascinating dialogue about the science and art of motivation. Brian provides a deep dive into the brain’s dopamine circuits, focusing on how the nigrostriatal, mesolimbic, and mesocortical pathways influence motivation. He explains the scientific underpinnings of motivation, emphasizing dopamine’s crucial role. Meanwhile, Ani offers an artistic and practical viewpoint, sharing how these scientific insights can be creatively applied in motivation coaching, particularly through sensation-based motivation coaching techniques. Together, they offer a comprehensive look at how combining science and art can enhance coaching effectiveness and lead to more profound motivational strategies. Join Brian and Ani as they explore the dynamic interplay between science and art in the realm of motivation coaching.

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Ep #12 5 Key Acupressure Points For Anxiety

Ep #12 5 Key Acupressure Points For Anxiety

Embracing a New Approach to Anxiety In a world where the hustle and bustle of daily life often leave us feeling overwhelmed, anxiety has become a familiar, albeit unwelcome, guest in many of our lives. But what if there were ancient practices, validated by modern...

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Ep #11 How To Improve The Vagus Nerve Function With Somatic Practices, Tools, And Skills

Ep #11 How To Improve The Vagus Nerve Function With Somatic Practices, Tools, And Skills

The vagus nerve is responsible for the regulation of our internal organ functions and one of the body’s most important parasympathetic nervous system pathways. As such, improving the vagus nerve function opens a path for improving our capacity to be empathetic and resilient people even during stressful times.. Today, Ani Anderson and Brian Trzaskos discuss the Polyvagal Theory and improving the vagus nerve function with somatic practices, tools, and skills. Brian explains both the benefit and tools of toning the vagus nerve to create higher heart rate variability and its connection to identifying the skills that make you a better coach. Tune in to this episode with Ani and Brian to deep dive into improving your vagus nerve function.

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Ep #07 From Emotional Dysregulation To Regulation With Somatic Coaching

Ep #07 From Emotional Dysregulation To Regulation With Somatic Coaching

We live in a world that seems to be getting more chaotic by the day; when we add emotional dysregulation, we are in for an even more intense and heightened state. How do we bring ourselves down to that calm and centered space? Even more important, how do we know that we are already experiencing emotional dysregulation? In today’s episode, Ani Anderson and Brian Trzaskos answer these questions and more. They take us deep into the world of emotional dysregulation and how using somatic coaching can help. From its debilitating effects down to how it relates to our nervous system, Ani and Brian bring insights that will have you uncover the blocks that keep you from living the life you want. Tune in and find out the benefits of somatic coaching to overcome emotional dysregulation.

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Ep #06 Better Than Wellbutrin? The Benefits Of Somatic Coaching For Anxiety

Ep #06 Better Than Wellbutrin? The Benefits Of Somatic Coaching For Anxiety

It’s crazy to think about how anxiety is one of the top two causes of seeking medication in the US. The numbers may be staggering but when you really think about it, it makes sense considering the fast-paced, uncertain world we live in. But while anxiety drugs like Wellbutrin have done wonders for some, it also causes worrying side effects, dependence, withdrawal issues and other negative consequences. In this episode, Ani Anderson and Brian Trzaskos dig into the science behind how Wellbutrin works. They explain how our body is already equipped to do what Wellbutrin does, only in a much better, much safer way. They also discuss the benefits of somatic coaching on anyone suffering from symptoms of anxiety. Tune in and learn more!

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