Episode 126: Healing Our Trauma, Awakening Our Power (Kimberly Ann Johnson)

Our guest today is Kimberly Ann Johnson, who has been working hands on in integrative women’s health and trauma recovery for a decade with 1000s of women, as a Somatic Experiencing™ Practitioner, sexological body worker, educator, and author.

She’s the author of many books including The Call of The Wild, and her work has been featured in the NY Times, Forbes and Vogue. She’s a sought-after teacher it feels like an extra special treat that she opened up and shared generously about her journey to understand the impact of her own trauma experiences in her body.

We explore the teachings of Call of the Wild book, about what we can all learn about the healthy predator expression of the jaguar in the journey to heal trauma. As Kimberley says on her website, “if you can learn to speak your body’s language, and transmute trauma into positive, reparative experiences in the present, if you can make the shift into acting from a stance of your deepest, truest self … everything changes.”

In This Episode:
  • Kimberley’s menstrual cycle journey in the years running up to menopause; how she has navigated her symptoms and what the journey has taught her about resting, movement and how to tend to herself at this phase of life. .

  • How having a baby and navigating the post-partum period transformed her life.

  • Kimberly’s fresh approach to nervous system repair, and how women can learn to step out of the prey role that we are conditioned into - and which puts us in a default fawn, freeze or flee nervous system response - and awaken their inner healthy predator.

Listen to The Full Episode Here:
Show Notes:
  • Explore our Menstruality Leadership Programme. We've spent over 10,000 hours developing a radical new approach to women’s health, creativity, leadership and spiritual life and we've distilled the best of it into this training.
Episode Transcript
If you enjoyed this episode…

Please, subscribe, rate and review the podcast. Your review will help other people find the show and discover the power of menstruality.

We’ll release a new episode every Thursday and you can subscribe today wherever you listen to podcasts.