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The 5 levels of compassion

Dr Gabor Maté, international best-selling author, explores inner judgement and the five levels of compassion. This is an excerpt from Trauma & Awakening, a 12 hour online course with Dr Gabor Maté and Hameed Ali (A H Almaas). To find out more, you can register for an additional free 3-part video series here.

You will learn:

  • The inner critic and the importance of defending from it
  • Understanding the 5 levels of compassion
  • How to begin to cultivate more compassion for yourself

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Trauma, substance use and psychiatric disorders

Physician and educator, Dr Nzinga Harrison, talks about the comprehensive, compassionate approach to treating addiction they've developed at Eleanor Health. Directly tied to trauma, substance use and psychiatric disorders can be healed using a whole person approach. Interview by Meagen Gibson.

You will learn:

  • How A.C.E. scores predict trauma and addiction responses
  • The whole person treatment necessary to help in recovery
  • How to best support someone dealing with addiction or psychiatric disorders related to trauma

Becoming free from dissociation

Dr Arielle Schwartz, clinical psychologist and EMDR consultant, shares practical wisdom on how to heal from dissociation. Interview by Alex Howard.

You will learn:

  • What dissociation is and why it happens
  • How to recognise dissociation in yourself and others
  • Practical strategies to support healing and learning to be present

How trauma & PTSD can impact your sex life

Rafaella Fiallo, an internationally recognised sex and trauma therapist and sexual liberation activist talks about the impact trauma and PTSD can have on your sex life and how to heal. Interview by Jaia Bristow.

You will learn:

  • The similarities between PTSD and sexual trauma
  • Releasing shame and redefining sex and pleasure
  • Practical tips for overcoming erectile dysfunction, vaginal dryness, post-coital dysphoria and more

Using the change triangle for emotional education

Based on the viral NY Times article, It's Not Always Depression, author and psychotherapist Hilary Jacobs Hendel illustrates how the change triangle model can help us move from unconscious coping mechanisms into core emotions. Interview by Meagen Gibson.

You will learn:

  • How defenses protect us from the emotions of traumatic events
  • Using the Change Triangle to bypass defenses to feel core emotions
  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)

The 3 core emotional needs

Alex Howard, creator of Therapeutic Coaching, explores the three emotional needs we all have, and how the failure to meet them can shape and impact our lives.

You will learn:

  • The impact of not having your emotional needs met
  • How to identify the impacts in your life
  • How you can learn to meet your emotional needs in your life now

Alex Howard

Alex Howard is the Founder of Conscious Life. He is also Chairman of The Optimum Health Clinic, one of the world’s leading integrative medicine clinics. With a team of 25 full time practitioners supporting thousands of patients in 50+ countries.

Alex is an immensely experienced psychology practitioner, having delivered more than 10,000 consultations. He has also led the Therapeutic Coaching practitioner programme since 2005, training the next generation of psychology practitioners. Since March 2020, Alex has been documenting his therapeutic work with real life patients via his In Therapy with Alex Howard YouTube series. 

Alex has published research in the British Medical Journal Open and Psychology and Health. His books, Why me? My Journey from ME to Health and Happiness, and Decode Your Fatigue: A clinically proven 12-step plan to increase your energy, heal your body and transform your life, are published by Hay House.

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Meagen Gibson

Meagen Gibson is the CEO of Conscious Life. Her career includes award-winning journalist, educator and entrepreneur. Meagen’s enthusiasm and energy for personal development led her to take the leadership role at Conscious Life. 

Meagen is passionate about taking complex concepts and distilling them down to simple, accessible applications we can use to take action in our everyday lives.

Meagen is an experienced teacher, facilitator, and speaker on the subjects of journalism, entrepreneurship, film and video as well as improv. 

Her previous television work in the U.S. includes The Voice and Who Do You Think You Are

Most recently, Meagen co-created and directed the series, How I Created A Cult, for Conscious Life. The series is currently available on Amazon Prime and Apple TV in North America. 

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Jaia Bristow

Jaia Bristow is a multiethnic queer content creator and group facilitator. She has been working in events and media production since 2010 and hosting groups around social identity since 2016. 

Jaia is the creator of Beyond Boxes, a podcast and youtube channel exploring labels and identity and runs in person workshops on power, privilege and prejudice open to the public and privately for groups. 

She has been practicing meditation since childhood, been a student of the Diamond Approach spiritual path since 2016 and training in nonviolent communication (NVC) since 2018. 

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