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Passing 4 Normal Podcast, hosted by Sharon Weil, is a show about Change. Her guests are remarkable, everyday heroes who create and adapt to change in their own unique and inspiring ways…and inform how you can too! Join us for lively discussions, fascinating insight, and valuable information about the one certainty in life…Change. This acclaimed podcast has inspired the book, ChangeAbility: How Artists, Activists, and Awakeners Navigate Change. (Archer/Rare Bird Books)
 
Passing 4 Normal, hosted by Sharon Weil, is a show about Change. Her guests are remarkable, everyday heroes who create and adapt to change in their own unique and inspiring ways… and inform how you can too! Join us for lively discussions, fascinating insight, and valuable information. Sharon Weil is a filmmaker, healing artist, environmental activist, and the author of Donny and Ursula Save the World.
 
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Passing 4 Normal podcast host, Sharon Weil, reflects upon lessons learned from this season’s interviews with somatic experts for navigating the unprecedented change and uncertainty of these coronavirus times. Harvesting the gems of their wisdom, she talks about how to find ground in a shifting scene by using our own inner-resources of breath, movem…
 
How can we stay the course of our lives when the course is drastically shifting due to coronavirus response? How do we wait for the unknown? Bonnie Gintis, osteopathic physician, Continuum somatic educator and author of Engaging the Movement of Life: Exploring Health and Embodiment, talks about how to find moment-to-moment stability in uncertainty,…
 
Volker Moritz, psychotherapist, sexologist, and Continuum somatic educator, talks about turning shelter into sanctuary by creating sacred space anywhere that we are. As we begin to emerge from our quarantine, how can we slow down—even as we are speeding back up—in order to retain connection with ourselves and the natural world that we are a part of…
 
Whether for raising your voice in protest and solidarity, or for finding expansive calm during social isolation, Linda Rabin, dance and movement pioneer, and Continuum somatic educator, talks about Leading from the Heart. It’s not just a metaphor; it’s a somatic practice that brings levity to the spaces around the heart, and a feeling of wellbeing …
 
Inside? Outside? Are you ready to go back out from your coronavirus shelter? Maybe not so, for some. Megan Bathory-Peeler, movement artist, bodywork therapist, and Continuum somatic educator, talks about the challenges of making the transition from inside to outside and what supports we need in order to carry a sense of spacious wellbeing out into …
 
Would you like to feel a sense of expansive freedom, movement, and interactive engagement even while sheltering at home? Rebecca Amis Lawson, psychotherapist, dance movement therapist, and Continuum somatic educator talks about how to use our perception of space and ground to help us locate and renew our relationships to ourselves, our environment,…
 
Can we reframe our worldview from the primacy of the individual to one that includes all species and living elementals in thriving balance? Sabine Mead, somatic movement artist, teacher, and practitioner, shows us how to create an intimate relationship between our own inner landscape and the ones we live in through our felt-sense experience and the…
 
Whether for movement or meditation, there’s no better time than now to begin or refine a personal practice for being with yourself while you must distance from others. Priscilla Stanton Auchincloss and Beth Pettengill Riley, authors of A Moving Inquiry, The Art of Personal Practice, show you how to create the time, space, and interest to begin enjo…
 
How can we stay healthy in the time of pandemic when there’s limited medical care available? Emma Destrubé, acupuncturist, herbalists and somatic therapist offers the perspective of traditional chinese medicine, informed by nature’s processes, as to how we can best nourish our health and become empowered agents of our own well-being, right now.…
 
Creating a reciprocal relationship with the seen and unseen world can provide us with a rich sense of connection that enhances our sense of safety and belonging. Visual artist and somatic educator, Suzanne Wright Crain uses play theory and the imaginal realms in her art, in her teaching, and in her life. She looks and listens for cues that can beco…
 
Anxiety and panic can grip the body in response to uncertainty and fear, real or imagined. It causes sleeplessness, a racing heart, and tight breathing. Kim Brodey, midwife, musician, and Continuum somatic educator, talks about how to use our own breath and movement to meet the panic response where it resides in the body, and eventually, how to ret…
 
In troubled times, turn to beauty in order to refresh your emotions, spirit and soul. Elaine Colandrea, movement artist, somatic Continuum educator, and artistic director of Watermark Arts, talks about how receiving beauty, natural beauty and art can give us the kind of pleasure that can be potent medicine for these unsettled times. About Elaine: E…
 
When you don’t have access to therapeutic touch, using your own touch can build immunity, and can create calm and healing. Emma Destrubé, acupuncturist, herbalist and somatic therapist, tells us how to use acupressure points and self-soothing touch to take care of our own health, wellbeing, and sense of connection. Find out more at emmadestrube.com…
 
Frightened by the uncertainty of pandemic events? Susan Harper, somatic educator and founder of Continuum Montage speaks about how to create a tender relationship with our fears that, at the same time, opens us to new possibilities of vision and wholeness. Our breath and movement are the indicators and portals for returning to balance beneath the u…
 
Your Breathing is the First Line of Support for Your Health with Robert Litman Self-care starts with your own breath. Learn from breathing expert, Robert Litman, simple techniques and important information about how to use your breathing as your first line of support for your health and anti-viral protection in the time of the Coronavirus. About Ro…
 
Feeling stressed, upended or afraid? Dr. Amber Gray, somatic psychotherapist, dance therapist and Continuum teacher offers insight and practical exercises to find peace, calm and a sense of personal connection from fears triggered by the uncertainty and isolation in these time of the coronavirus pandemicAmber Elizabeth GrayAmber is a licensed menta…
 
Susan Harper, founder of Continuum Montage, creates experiential contexts for perception and movement awareness, and creative expression. Susan and Sharon discuss how to engage the world as if for the first time through “eyes of wonder”, and how to find the safety required to take the risks involved in meeting the unknown. Continuummontage.com…
 
Tisha Morris is a feng shui expert, best-selling author, and life coach. Tisha and Sharon discuss the relationship between your home, your body, and your life. Tisha tells how to create change in your life through clearing and rearranging your home environment, including clearing your clutter. Earthhome.tv…
 
Dale Bell and Harry Wiland, co-founders of Media Policy Center, are award-winning documentary filmmakers, media producers, and agents of social change. Dale, Harry and Sharon discuss the role media plays in inspiring social change, and their particular model for transforming inspiration into action steps on behalf of essential issues such as: green…
 
Have you felt immobilized by the results of this presidential election? Shut down? Off-balance? Somatic psychologist and trauma specialist, Amber Gray, talks with Sharon Weil about how real and imagined terror and fear affect the body, creating either a shutting down response or an impulse towards fight or flight action. She provides essential and …
 
Wendy Hammers is an outrageous, outspoken, spoken-word artist and champion. As an actress, writer, stand up comic, teacher and the producer of the long-running Tasty Words spoken-word salon in Los Angeles, she presents hilarious, heartwarming, and heartbreaking stories of personal change. A good story is an interaction between the storyteller and t…
 
Lorin Roche, PhD is an eclectic meditation master, teacher, and the author of many books, including the acclaimed The Radiance Sutras. Having studied meditation traditions from all over the world, he offers embodied meditation practices for 21st century women and men. He talks with Sharon Weil about the primacy and the simplicity of meditation in o…
 
A new, exciting, follow-up discussion with Dr. Anna O'Malley, MD, Integrative and Family Community medical physician and founder/director of Natura Institute for Ecology and Medicine, as she conveys how our food choices and our habits around what we eat can be some of the greatest determinants for our health and well-being—reducing the inflammation…
 
Dr. Anna O’Malley is an Integrative Family and Community medical doctor seeking a more integrated, self - engaged and restorative model for health and wellness that includes modern medicine, food choices, community and a deep connection to the natural world. She is the founder/director of the Natura Institute for Ecology and Medicine in Bolinas, Ca…
 
The human body is a creative process, with many portals to health and well-being. Dr. Bonnie Gintis, DO, uniquely combines osteopathy, mindfulness, Continuum, and other body-awareness practices to expand the possibilities of deeply caring for ourselves and others--becoming full participants in our own health and healing.…
 
Do you stress about spending too much while earning too little? Financial Stress Reduction coach and author, Chellie Campbell is lively, wise, and entertaining as she talks about how to change your mindset around all the messages we carry about money --whether you have none or tons. She’ll help you finance the changes you want for your life in peac…
 
Laurie Lipton is a visionary artist whose vision is at once disturbing, ironic, and full of piercing truth. Her intricate pencil drawings are biting social commentary revealing the mechanisms behind the façade, isolation in the age of social media, and questions about control. What is the artist’s role in bringing others to awareness? Find out in t…
 
Jackie Welch-Schlicher and Rebecca Mark are both artists who have mastered the art of listening deeply, receptivity and response, and playing with the magic of the unexpected. Each of them uses “an open hand” when crafting their work, which allows the artistic expression to reflect the improvisational nature of life. The practice of trust rather th…
 
Amber Gray and Fred Sugerman use body-based therapies and practices to inspire hope and change. New possibilities for health, healing, well-being, and pleasure rather than pain, can be discovered through movement, new sensations, and the unwinding of old and painful patterns. When we can reframe our felt experience, we can Have Hope for new outcome…
 
Nature is change. Permaculture experts Penny Livingston-Stark and James Stark explore how to facilitate change with more ease when we Align with Nature. The natural world provides all the examples and support we need to adapt to any changing circumstance, both internal and external, real or in metaphor; whether we dwell in the forest or in the midd…
 
Jacques Verduin and Robert Litman work with bringing awareness to every moment in very different settings. Jacques Verduin is a leader in restorative justice working in prisons, Robert Litman is a breath and movement educator working with clients, many of whom suffer from asthma, anxiety, or other breathing disorders. Their discussion is a lively e…
 
Meditation mentor, Camille Maurine, and intuitive astrologer, Rachel Lang, Spark Fire as they discuss passion, pleasure, and finding your purpose. Uncovering your passion motivates action that can burn through fear, reluctance, and ambivalence. Riding the wild currents of your own passion requires a play of both courage and tenderness. Listen to fi…
 
Deena Metzger and Amanda Foulger engage with community in every aspect of the healing and teaching work they each do. The support needed for change comes from both seen and unseen communities: helpful people, ancestor spirits, plant and animal spirit guides. In walking hundreds of people through transformative change, Deena and Amanda share how the…
 
Can young voters impact the midterm elections? Citizen activist and author, and speaker, Paul Rogat Loeb founded the nonpartisan Campus Election Engagement Project to engage twenty million college students across the country in the election process: to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves and turn out at the polls. Find out how you …
 
Amber Gray is tireless in helping to restore resilience in the most extreme circumstances through body-based therapy and education. As a somatic therapist and psychotherapist, she works with survivors of war, disaster, political torture, domestic violence, ritual abuse; all forms of extreme interpersonal and social trauma where bodies have been mad…
 
Sharon Weil talks with Magicians Without Borders' Tom Verner and Janet Fredericks. Together they travel to refugee camps and orphanages around the world bringing magic and laughter to some of the most war-torn, forgotten places on Earth. Magic brings the hope that change is possible, even from unseen places.If you like this episode, you might enjoy…
 
Amanda Foulger, calls in the spirits from the unseen world, which is very much a part of our own. Shamanic practitioner, teacher, and healer, Amanda Foulger talks with Sharon Weil about how we can return our world and our lives to the sacred by honoring the earth, plants, animals, and the spirits that inhabit them and guide us. There is a multi-dim…
 
Jackie Welch Schilcher is the consummate creative artist, an accomplished Nashville actress, singer, writer, director, creativity coach and drop dead funny improv performer… now she is working with clay! Sharon Weil and Jackie travel fascinating territory in discussing how one form of creative expression translates into another, and what is at the …
 
Sharon Weil talks with Adam Wolpert, painter, permaculturist and group facilitator about the moving patterns of relationship in nature, art, and group dynamics. As one of the founders of Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, Adam holds a fascinating, holistic perspective. “Every form tells a story,” Adam says, “the relationships are expressed by the …
 
Passing 4 Normal Podcast, hosted by Sharon Weil, is a show about Change. Her guests are remarkable, everyday heroes who create and adapt to change in their own unique and inspiring ways…and inform how you can too! Join us for lively discussions, fascinating insight, and valuable information about the one certainty in life…Change. This acclaimed pod…
 
Sharon Weil talks with Beth Rosales, philanthropic advisor, about strategic charitable giving for social change. For more than 35 years, Beth has made a priority to “move money” towards strengthening social justice movements around the country, serving in senior capacities for progressive foundations including Vanguard Public Foundation, Funding Ex…
 
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