Connection to Self through Meditation ~ Episode 43 ~ My conversation with Mary McIntyre

It is such a pleasure to have a conversation with Mary McIntyre. Mary is a somatic psychotherapist and also leads Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Meditation (MBSR) and provides ongoing mentoring supervision to new teachers. Her “eat, love, pray” journey in 1980s that invited her into a deep meditation process.

[2:03] Connection to the self – Meditation offers
[3:32] Interested in the Abstract & different religions
[4:00] My own “Eat, Pray, Love” journey to Meditation
[6:28] Living Longer In Sri Lanka
[9:44] Connection to protected loving space
[10:46] Connection to a Flow State – It’s the “in-between”
[13:17] The ‘in-between’ is always there – but am I aware of it?
[16:29] Are people looking for connection through technology?
[20:08] Oh, the word ‘Human Connection’
[26:05] Its mindfulness – awareness of attention
[27:39] Connection to freedom in the knowing

Episode 29 ~ Heart Of My Connection to the Ocean ~ My conversation with Belinda Jane

Belinda has taken some very courageous changes in her journey of life. From nursing to community mental health to play therapy. Each of the changes has facilitated deep inner reflection of connecting more at a heart level.
[0:24] Belinda’s Story
[1:44] My Journey From Nursing to Play Therapy
[3:17] Play Therapy Has Opened My Heart
[4:38] Children Get “Aha Moments” in Play Therapy & They Light Up
[6:03] Learning to Connect To My Heart More
[9:54] In Mindfulness My Heart and Mind Settle
[12:33] Is Our Emotional Health An Antecedent Of Mental Health?
[14:05] Giving Loving Kindness to My Disconnection
[15:48] Self-Love is My Important Lesson & Gift to Myself
[20:14] My Analytic Self Is My Safe Space
[21:05] Healing My Self Connection Heals Our Vibration to Mother Earth
[26:15] Reflection Is My Point to Centre
[28:32] Ocean Is My Oneness of Connection
[29:34] Bare Foot Grounding Myself