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Episode 500: Somatic Experiences, Sexological Bodywork, And Motherhood With Kimberly Johnson

Make Some Noise with Andrea Owen

We’ve made it to Episode 500! This week I welcome Kimberly Johnson for a conversation about somatic experiences for healing, the practice of sexological bodywork, and the fourth trimester of motherhood. We also discuss discerning between being proactive versus reactive in life and activating what Kimberly refers to, in her work, as the “Inner Jaguar.”.  Kimberly is a Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing trauma resolution practitioner, postpartum advocate, birth doula, author, and single mom.  Some of the topics we explore include: Somatic Experiencing: what it is, how to find a practitioner, and some tools women can use to heal (4:18) Activating your “Inner Jaguar” is not about being an Alpha female, it’s about being comfortable in your own skin, helping you to go after what you want or don’t want, and letting go rather than burnout (10:18) What is sexological bodywork? The fourth trimester of motherhood and why is it important for women/mothers to shift their experience of being and mothering (17:09) “What you need post-partum is also what this culture needs to move in a direction that actually honors life.” (38:00)

45mins

11 Jan 2023

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Stephen Jenkinson and Kimberly Johnson, "Reckoning" (Iron God of Mercy, 2022)

New Books in Literature

Today I interview Kimberly Johnson and Stephen Jenkinson about their new book, Reckoning (Iron God of Mercy, 2022). Reckoning is an encounter, not only of two people trying to make sense of how to be human—and humane—in what they call our “troubled times,” but also of how to live in a world that’s larger than us, a world that has its own designs and aims and needs which surpass us and, if we don’t attend to them, surprise us. Death comes to us, whether we’re ready or not. Gods and ancestors appear, whether we recognize them or not. And, amid it all, sometimes we find ourselves alongside a companion who’s willing to reckon with these larger truths, even as we’re undone, even as our hearts break. That’s the encounter of Reckoning, one Johnson and Jenkinson invite us to join.Stephen Jenkinson the author of six books. He is a worker, author, storyteller, culture activist, and co-founder of the Orphan Wisdom School with his wife Nathalie Roy. He is also the subject of the feature length documentary film Griefwalker, a portrait of his work with dying people, and Lost Nation Road, a shorter documentary on the crafting of the Nights of Grief and Mystery tours, which he undertakes with his band and collaborator Gregory Hoskins.Kimberly Johnson is the author of multiple books, including Call of The Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power, And Use It For Good and the early mothering classic The Fourth Trimester: Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality published in seven languages around the world. Her work has been featured on the Goop! podcast, The New York Times, Forbes, Vogue, New York Magazine’s The Cut, Harper’s Bazaar, Today.com and many more. She is the host of the Sex Birth Trauma podcast.Eric LeMay is on the creative writing faculty at Ohio University. He is the author of five books, most recently Remember Me. He can be reached at eric@ericlemay.org. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literature

1hr 8mins

21 Dec 2022

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Stephen Jenkinson and Kimberly Johnson, "Reckoning" (Iron God of Mercy, 2022)

New Books Network

Today I interview Kimberly Johnson and Stephen Jenkinson about their new book, Reckoning (Iron God of Mercy, 2022). Reckoning is an encounter, not only of two people trying to make sense of how to be human—and humane—in what they call our “troubled times,” but also of how to live in a world that’s larger than us, a world that has its own designs and aims and needs which surpass us and, if we don’t attend to them, surprise us. Death comes to us, whether we’re ready or not. Gods and ancestors appear, whether we recognize them or not. And, amid it all, sometimes we find ourselves alongside a companion who’s willing to reckon with these larger truths, even as we’re undone, even as our hearts break. That’s the encounter of Reckoning, one Johnson and Jenkinson invite us to join.Stephen Jenkinson the author of six books. He is a worker, author, storyteller, culture activist, and co-founder of the Orphan Wisdom School with his wife Nathalie Roy. He is also the subject of the feature length documentary film Griefwalker, a portrait of his work with dying people, and Lost Nation Road, a shorter documentary on the crafting of the Nights of Grief and Mystery tours, which he undertakes with his band and collaborator Gregory Hoskins.Kimberly Johnson is the author of multiple books, including Call of The Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power, And Use It For Good and the early mothering classic The Fourth Trimester: Healing Your Body, Balancing Your Emotions and Restoring Your Vitality published in seven languages around the world. Her work has been featured on the Goop! podcast, The New York Times, Forbes, Vogue, New York Magazine’s The Cut, Harper’s Bazaar, Today.com and many more. She is the host of the Sex Birth Trauma podcast.Eric LeMay is on the creative writing faculty at Ohio University. He is the author of five books, most recently Remember Me. He can be reached at eric@ericlemay.org. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

1hr 8mins

21 Dec 2022

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Reckoning with The Spirit Work Of Our Time w/ Stephen Jenkinson and Kimberly Johnson

The Crow's Nest

Join this live conversation around the new book 'Reckonin' with Stephen Jenkinson and Kimberly Johnson.  Find the book here https://orphanwisdom.com/reckoning Reckoning is an unguarded, sober meeting with Spirit Work, Conspiracies, Elderhood, Grief and Plague and Building Culture in a Me First Era. Try this at home. With Companions.   Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW, is a spiritual activist, author, ceremonialist and farmer. Stephen teaches internationally and is the creator and principal instructor of the Orphan Wisdom School, founded in 2010. With Master’s degrees from Harvard University (Theology) and the University of Toronto (Social Work), he is the author of several books including the award-winning Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble and A Generation's Worth. Stephen is the subject of the National Film Board of Canada feature length film documentary, Griefwalker.   Kimberly Ann Johnson is a Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing trauma resolution practitioner, birth doula, and single mom. She specializes in helping women prepare for birth, recover from birth injuries and birth trauma, and heal from sexual trauma. She is the founder of Magamama.com, an international holistic women’s health care resource for expectant and new mothers. She is the author of The Fourth Trimester and Call of the Wild.

56mins

8 Sep 2022

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Ep. 134 Being Willing to be Heartbroken Together with Kimberly Johnson and Stephen Jenkinson

Spirit Sessions: Sex, Spirit & Self-Care

Katie speaks with authors of the new book, Reckoning, Kimberly Johnson and Stephen Jenkinson in this heart-felt, heart-broken edition of Spirit Sessions.  Come for insights and honest conversations that don't really figure anything out, but speak to what Stephen Jenkinson calls a willingness "to be heartbroken together."  In this episode you’ll hear:  ~ A taste of the polarization and cruelty of culture today  ~ Notions of individuality and community and citizenship  ~ Eldership and the lack thereof ~ Death, grief and culture-making  ~ Find Kimberly Johnson and Stephen Jenkinson’s new book here: https://kimberlyannjohnson.com/reckoning-book/ ~ Learn more about Stephen Jenkinson and Orphan Wisdom here: https://orphanwisdom.com ~ Level 1 Ayurveda School is open for earlybird registration! Get in now before prices go up by $500 after September 30 ~ Click here to book a free coaching call about Ayurveda School ~ Send a screenshot of your rating and review of Spirit Sessions Podcast to info@theshaktischool.com to receive a special gift! Here’s the link to leave us reviews in iTunes. Get the full show notes: www.TheShaktiSchool.com/podcast/ Learn more: Want to connect? Shoot us a note to info@theshaktischool.com Ayurveda Certification The Shakti School Subscription HELP US SPREAD OUR POD WINGS This show is a passion project that I produce for the love of sharing. If you enjoy this show and want a free and easy way to help it grow, the most effective way you can help is to: Subscribe to the show by clicking “subscribe” in iTunes Write us a review in iTunes Share this show with one friend right now! It seems simple, but you’d be AMAZED to know how much it helps my little love project reach more people. iTunes’ algorithm uses ratings and reviews to know who to show our show to in their app. Here’s the link to leave us reviews in iTunes.  From my heart to your screen, Katie

1hr 14mins

19 Aug 2022

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Srikanth Reddy in Conversation with Jay Hopler and Kimberly Johnson

The Poetry Magazine Podcast

When Jay Hopler received a terminal cancer diagnosis in 2017, he was told he had two years to live. He thought, “I have to write a book in twenty-four months.” We’ll hear two poems from that book today. Still Life, out in June from McSweeney’s, is a “violently funny but playfully serious fulfillment of what Arseny Tarkovsky called the fundamental purpose of art: a way to prepare for death, be it far in the future or very near at hand.” Poetry guest editor Srikanth Reddy takes over the helm of the podcast this week, and interviews both Hopler and renaissance scholar and poet Kimberly Johnson. As a literary couple, Hopler and Johnson have shared a life in art for many years, and Johnson’s new book, Fatal, traces her experiences since Hopler’s 2017 diagnosis. Out in May from Persea Books, Paisley Rekdal writes, “Fatal examines how we live poised between terror and delight, stasis and transformation, ever bewildered by how even the simplest objects and events can change everything in instant.” Despite the heavy subject matter, the conversation between Hopler, Johnson, and Reddy contains plenty of laughter.

35mins

8 Mar 2022

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297 Emotional PPE With Kimberly Johnson, Ph.D., LMHC

A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Please Leave a Review! THIS EPISODE COUNTS FOR CE! - but read the disclaimers it might not count for your state. Go here to take the test and get your free CE Credit! It’s National Suicide Prevention month and Michelle has invited Kimberly Johnson, Ph.D., LMHC, a licensed mental health counselor with 25 years in practice, to discuss The Emotional PPE Project which was created to assist frontline healthcare workers who were taking on an emotional toll due to the COVID-19 crisis. In this episode, Kimberly starts the conversation by discussing her career as a mental health clinician and how volunteering for the Emotional PPE Project was a decision that stemmed from a personal decision to be supportive. Kimberly and Michelle discuss the emotional stress faced by frontline healthcare workers and how to tell when they are struggling, ways to help these workers when they feel overwhelmed, and how important it is to detox from social media and news outlets and also practice self-care. They round off with a discussion on the resources that can help those who are struggling during these times. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: Interview starts: 5:13 -   Kimberly discusses her career as a mental health clinician -   Volunteering in the Emotional PPE Project -   The start of the Emotional PPE Project in dire times -   Comparing the emotional stress of the pandemic to that of 9/11 -   What defines a first responder? -   Emotional struggles during different waves of the pandemic -   How can dental hygienists guide healthcare frontline workers concerning their oral health? -   Tell-tale signs for when healthcare frontline workers are struggling -   3 ways to help those who are overwhelmed -   Embracing the divide -   Why healthcare workers should practice self-care -   When does venting on social media become toxic? -   Resources that can help those struggling QUOTES: “I wanted a way to be involved, I wanted a way to give back, to be supportive.” “The environment’s changed. The stories have changed.” “The impact of moral injury, of not being able to help, especially when you're a caregiver, you're a helper, it's about helping, and when you don't have the tools to make somebody better or to bring somebody back to a better place, it's problematic.” “Sometimes people just need to be heard and validated and acknowledged” “Initially, when we're confronted with a lot of these kinds of stressors, some of our initial coping strategies that help us survive over the long term do not help us to thrive. They start to actually interfere with our ability to maintain our resiliency and keep going.” “Instead of saying ‘How was your day?’, say, ‘Tell me one good thing that happened today.’” “The reality is that life is a very gray area.” “We can rebuild ourselves, rebuild our resiliency, find a little patience and our own sense of hope and our own sense of compassion, and that gets built back at times when we're practicing self-care, and not kind of just living constantly in that high stress.” “When I think about Emotional PPE or I think about the oxygen mask analogy, we have to put on our own oxygen mask first before we can help others.” “Hit that doorknob, take those breaths, ground yourself before you keep going, but it also means getting some water, taking those moments to be able to step outside and take some breaths of real air” “We have, through social media, really done ourselves a disservice on one hand in that we really have just permitted it to become this kind of angry place at times.” “That which gives light must endure a burning” “There's a lot of people hurting out there. There's a lot of people that are dealing with a lot of emotional pain through this time.” LINKS: A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast A Tale of Two Hygienists homepage AToTH on Facebook AToTH on Instagram AToTH on LinkedIn Emotional PPE.Org

51mins

15 Sep 2021

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55: Mentoring Junior Lawyers with Judge Kimberly Johnson

Stellar Women

Oftentimes, our careers don’t follow a linear path. Opportunities may arise that may be completely different than what we expected but may serve us and our goals. This was true for Judge Kimberly Johnson, who went to graduate school to study psychology. Her path changed and led her to law school, ultimately becoming a trial attorney and a judge.In this episode, Mila and I chatted with Judge Johnson on the importance of giving junior attorneys opportunities to argue a case in the courtroom, and why diversity in trial teams is imperative.

21mins

19 Aug 2021

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Best Of: Money and the Nervous System with Kimberly Johnson

Moon and Manifest Podcast

Financial trauma is real and it affects so many of us! Even when we make a conscious effort to move from a space of logic, our nervous system holds onto the memory of our experiences — both good and bad — which can disrupt our income. So what do you do when your body has created a non-beneficial relationship with money in an attempt to keep you safe? Before you can make (and keep) money, your nervous system must have the capacity to hold it! In this episode, Lola and Kimberly dive into the topic of money and the nervous system. Once you learn to identify how money patterns and financial trauma have affected your nervous system responses, you can step into the frequency of abundance. Take charge of your finances and work alongside your nervous system to create the financial freedom you deserve!Empathology is now ROOT + REMEMBER. Learn to regulate your nervous system, nourish your true self with loving boundaries, and remember who you came here in this lifetime to be. Join the waitlist: https://iamsacred.space/root-remember-waitlistSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 22mins

12 Jul 2021

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Healing Trauma, The Fourth Trimester and Sex with Kimberly Johnson

Dear Mama Project

In this episode I chat to Kimberly Johnson about how women truly need to be supported in the fourth trimester, sex and intimacy after having children as well as her forthcoming  book Call of The Wild.Kimberly Johnson is a Sexological body worker, somatic body practitioner, yoga teacher, post partum advocate and solo Mama, author of The Fourth Trimester, she works hands on in women's integrative health helping women heal from sexual trauma and birth injuries.  Hear her passion for spreading awareness of Mothers putting their own needs first as well as opening up the conversation about sex and intimacy after children, Kimberly flips the paradigm to ask us what it actually looks like being able to receive sex that fuels and gives us more energy?A truly inspiring and expansive dicussion!Kimberly:Website: https://kimberlyannjohnson.comInner Jaguar course: https://kimberlyannjohnson.com/activate-your-inner-jaguar/Call of the wild book: https://www.booktopia.com.au/call-of-the-wild-kimberly-ann-johnson/book/9780062970909.html Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimberly.ann.johnson/NikkiWebsite: https://www.nikkimccahon.com Alignment waitlist: https://courses.nikkimccahon.com/alignmentwaitlistInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikkimccahon/ 

1hr

11 Jul 2021

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