Episode 23: Dr. Lissa Rankin on healing our bodies and traumas, part 2
Welcome to part of my conversation with Dr. Lissa Rankin, a board certified Ob/Gyn who is now focusing most of her energy on healing work and just recently completed work on her newest book Sacred medicine (it can be pre-ordered on https://www.amazon.com/dp/B096NHG3M8/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1).
In the part two of our conversation, we talk about:
- cancer (and any chronic ailment) can be a a result of chronic overdoing/not caring for ourselves properly (and Dr. Rankin is careful to point out that she understands that it does not pertain to all cancer) 2:09
- 7:05 Sacred Medicine is a sequel to Mind over Medicine (2013, 2020). She has researched the stories of miraculous recovery/cure when we cannot clearly put a finger on it. Dr. Jeffrey Rediger chronicled cca 20 cases of miraculous recoveries in his book CURED
- Lissa's research led her to believe healing past traumas is incredibly important but there is NO ONE way to do it. The right "tool" or method is different for everyone, it is a matter of trial and error, doing the NEXT BEST STEP.
12:49 leaning into our 4 intelligences (mental, spiritual, emotional and somatic) will help us discover this next best step.
14:00 we discuss polyvagal theory (existence of sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems where the latter is divided into the ventral vagal system (the relaxation healing response) and dorsal vagal system the state of extreme threat). For some people with serious early trauma, only gentle somatic work can work. For others, IFS (internal family system) is the best next step/tool.
21:55 listen to what she thinks about what is the best place to start/how to choose what works for each of us :-)
Connect with Lissa at:
face book: LIssa Rankin