40 – Yogic Breathing: A Powerful Technique For Managing The Effects Of Trauma With Giovanni Dienstmann

Giovanni is a Yogic Breathing teacher and the writer behind the popular blog LiveAndDare.com.

Creator of the acclaimed Master Your Mind program, Giovanni has been  seeking personal growth and enlightenment since his teenage years.

Throughout this process, he has practiced meditation daily (totalling over 8,000 hours), read hundreds of books.

He has tried several different techniques, and spent time on retreats with masters and instructors around the world.

This practice, learning and training has radically transformed his mind, and therefore lives a fearless, peaceful and fulfilling life.

Giovanni is not a guru or a spiritual master but a practitioner on the way, and shares his powerful tools and insights.

His work translates and ‘updates’ the tools and teachings of world-wide wisdom traditions making them easily digestible for the 21st-century person.

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39 – Happiness And Worthiness: A Journey From The Rabbit Hole With Melissa Monte

Finding Happiness And Worthiness has been a lifelong journey for Melissa Monte and as a result helps others find theirs.

Melissa is probably one of todays top influential and thought-provoking explorers in mindset and positive energy.

She will also dive into complex ideas with humor and clarity, in a way that deeply connects with people.

Melissa has lived through many extreme life experiences and suffered multiple traumas in a short period of time.

These include rape, losing a friend to suicide and a parent to lymphoma, an eating disorder and landing in jail for someone else’s crime.

Furthermore, on her heartfelt podcast ‘Mind Love’ she discusses mindset  and mindfulness through raw stories, personal experience and inspiring interviews.


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38 – Bipolar Beginnings: Healing Yourself Through Self Care With Irene Gabelnick

Irene Gabelnick is an Author, Blogger, Realtor, Mother and a long time health & fitness fanatic who had a challenging childhood due to being raised by a parent suffering a bipolar disorder.

Her well known blog ‘Fit For Sanity’ helps busy moms and entrepreneurs to live healthier lifestyles.

In addition, she enjoys volunteering, and was a member of the Disaster Action Team with the American Red Cross.

Has mentored a refugee through the Prescilla Project and furthermore, educates about giving blood and being an organ donor through UNYTS.

She recently published her first book ‘Zipping It Up: How to lose 5 pounds fast – and look great in that little black dress!’

In addition Irene is currently writing her second book about growing up with a bipolar parent.


Key Points

1/ Relieving stress through exercise

2/ How to eat healthier

3/ Living a healthier and happier lifestyle


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37 – Life After A Cult With Rhys Hagen

Born and raised in a town of only 600 people in regional Victoria, Australia, Hagan has always had an interest in writing and all kinds of storytelling. After finishing high school, Hagan planned on attending University after a year in the Australian Army. However, when the time came for him to accept his position, he was participating in a training exercise and was unable to reply.

In 2009, Hagan underwent training with the Australian infantry to become a rifleman. Many of his military skills would follow him in his transition to civilian life and heavily influence his writing. He assisted in training exercises based in a range of environments from arid plains to dense jungles which would see him qualified in weapons such as assault rifles, machine guns, and even rocket launchers.

Years later, in 2012, the church congregation that Hagan and his family attended would reach a disturbing breaking point. The leaders of the group had become controlling to the point of publicly humiliating the members and, in some cases, assaulting them. Unable to justify their extreme actions, Hagan left with his family.

With his ties to, what was later defined as a cult, severed, Rhys spent some time reconnecting with his family and building relationships. However, with one commitment finished he began looking for a new ambition. It was then that he returned to his life-long loveówriting.

Today, Rhys uses his life experiences coupled with hard work to develop his novels. He enjoys time with his family and is a regular at his local gym. As well as being a fan of whisky (especially Scotch from Islay), Hagan loves the film industry, basketball, a well-rounded meal, and appreciates theatre and performing arts.


Key Points

1/ The functions and key persuasion techniques Used In Cults

2/ Resources and personal advice on identifying cults

3/ The valuable information and critically praised narrative within my novel, ‘Sovereignty’


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36 – Putting The Post In PTSD: A Roadmap For Recovery With Denita Stevens

Denita Stevens is a writer and poet who lives in New Jersey. Her poetry about trauma has been published on the Heal My PTSD website, and most recently in the ITWOW International 2016 Anthology, all of which are included in her poetry chapbook, ‘Invisible Veils’ which is in the process of being published.

She started a blog called ‘Texas Girl in Jersey’ to share her story of recovering from PTSD and also chronicle her adventures of living in New Jersey. She is currently working on her memoir, ‘Disorderly Life’ about her experiences living with PTSD for 15 years and how she recovered.


Key Points

1/ Finding the professional(s) that is right for you is essential, for me that primarily meant finding a therapist trained in EMDR.

2/ Recovery is a process that takes time and requires a commitment even when no support system is available.  

3/ Nutrition and exercise are vital to healing and staying healthy.


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