THE SOMATIC COACHING PODCAST

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Somatics has always been at the core of Ani and Brian’s professional expertise, but that’s not what makes them a dynamic duo. Ani and Brian are life and business partners and the “yin” to the other’s “yang.” They share stories from their professional lives as well as their personal lives to better explain and illustrate the power of somatic techniques. 

After more than a decade working independently, Ani and Brian combined forces. Together they have over 86,000 hours of client experience, more than 20 certifications and half a century working helping people learn to develop self and professional mastery. After leaving the Western Medical system and creating their own private pay holistic rehabilitation practices, they went on to create two wellness centers and two international training centers together. Their expert knowledge of physiology combined with multiple certifications in energy medicine, eastern movement practices like tai chi and qigong, meditation, mindfulness and manual therapies combined with coaching methodology ultimately led to the formation of The Somatic Coaching Academy. Through the lens of coaching, Brian and Ani have developed a comprehensive curriculum for learning somatic modalities that anyone can learn. You don’t need to be a psychologist to deeply help people transform their lives and heal long held problems, both physical and emotional.  The trauma-sensitive coaching solutions taught at the Somatic Coaching Academy will outperform conventional western coaching and therapeutic practices.  Episodes of this show are packed with useful information and lessons on precisely this topic.

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Ep #30 Why You Can’t Stop Thinking During Meditation: Insights and Solutions

Ep #30 Why You Can’t Stop Thinking During Meditation: Insights and Solutions

Meditation is more than just sitting quietly; it’s a profound practice that enhances mental clarity and emotional stability, often hindered by common misconceptions. In this episode, Ani Anderson and Brian Trzaskos tackle the most prevalent myths surrounding meditation, such as the necessity of a silent mind and the challenges of traditional meditation techniques. Ani and Brian delve into alternative approaches, including the benefits of movement meditation and the effectiveness of guided practices. They provide insightful strategies to transform meditation into a powerful tool for personal growth and inner peace. Tune in with Ani and Brian as they guide you through enhancing your meditation practice, equipping you with practical tips and somatic skills to navigate your mindfulness journey with ease.

Ep #29 Grounded Leaders: The Importance of Centeredness in Leadership

Ep #29 Grounded Leaders: The Importance of Centeredness in Leadership

Tune into our latest podcast episode where we explore the essence of centered leadership and its profound impact on today’s organizational dynamics. We dive deep into a recent study by Bain & Company, revealing 33 distinctive traits that characterize inspiring leaders across various sectors. Each trait is broken down into four comprehensive quadrants that encapsulate the core abilities every effective leader should cultivate. This episode is rich with valuable lessons, offering everything from engaging anecdotes to practical insights on applying these leadership traits in real-life scenarios, all centered around nurturing centeredness—the fundamental trait that underpins all others. Ideal for leaders at any level, this discussion provides actionable advice to help you refine your leadership style, enhancing both personal growth and professional success. Join Ani& Brian as they unravel the secrets to achieving sustained leadership excellence through centeredness.

Ep #28 The Power of Somatic Practices in Managing Anxiety and Depression

Ep #28 The Power of Somatic Practices in Managing Anxiety and Depression

Step into the world of somatic practices with us in this informative podcast episode, where we tackle the critical topics of anxiety and depression. Hosts Ani and Brian share their insights on how somatic practices like core centering can revolutionize mental health. Learn about the physiological and psychological impacts of these practices, gain insights from real-life examples, and receive practical advice on how to incorporate these methods into your daily routine for better emotional and mental wellness. This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in exploring holistic approaches to enhancing well-being for themselves or their clients.

Ep #27 How to Make Pivotal Life Decisions Part 4: The Difference One Yes Can Make

Ep #27 How to Make Pivotal Life Decisions Part 4: The Difference One Yes Can Make

In the captivating finale of our four-part series on the Somatic Coaching Academy Podcast, Ani Anderson and Brian Trzaskos explore the profound impact of saying “yes” to pivotal life decisions. This episode dives into the heart of decision-making, illuminating the role of the law of receiving and how it governs our ability to manifest true desires. Drawing from personal experiences and theoretical knowledge, Ani and Brian discuss how creating the right environments can significantly influence our growth and success. Listen as they share their own transformative journey of establishing a wellness center against all odds, and how such a decision can set off a cascade of positive changes. This insightful episode not only concludes our series but offers deep reflections on how one powerful decision can reshape our lives, highlighting the endless possibilities that await when we align with our deepest desires and the universe’s expansive support.
Join us to discover how your next “yes” could open doors to unimaginable opportunities.

Ep #26 How to Make Pivotal Life Decisions Part 3: Clues for When to Say Yes

Ep #26 How to Make Pivotal Life Decisions Part 3: Clues for When to Say Yes

Embark on Part 3 of our enlightening series with Ani Anderson and Brian Trzaskos on the Somatic Coaching Academy Podcast, where they delve deeper into the transformative power of decision-making in alignment with the universe. This episode builds on the previous discussions, offering profound insights into how natural laws and vibrational frequencies shape our life paths. Discover the nuances of the law of cause and effect and the law of polarity, and how they provide clues to making empowering choices. Hear inspiring stories of individuals who’ve navigated pivotal life decisions, transforming their lives and those around them. This episode is a treasure trove for anyone eager to master the art of decision-making, learn to harness the universe’s supportive ‘yes,’ and profoundly impact their personal and professional growth. Join us to uncover the subtle cues the universe offers and how to say ‘yes’ to life’s abundant possibilities.

Ep #25 How to Make Pivotal Life Decisions Part 2: The Universe Always Says Yes

Ep #25 How to Make Pivotal Life Decisions Part 2: The Universe Always Says Yes

Dive into Part 2 of a compelling series with Ani Anderson and Brian Trzaskos on the Somatic Coaching Academy Podcast, where they further unravel the impact of universal laws on making pivotal life choices. This episode expands on the foundational insights from Part 1, exploring the dynamic interplay between the universe’s constant expansion and our decision-making processes. Learn how to attune your somatic awareness to these cosmic laws for deeper alignment and discover actionable strategies to leverage the universe’s affirmative ‘yes’ in steering your life’s direction. Whether you’re aiming to refine your decision-making skills or align more closely with your life’s trajectory, this episode provides essential guidance and wisdom for navigating life’s crossroads with the universe’s expansive energy as your ally.