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81. The Missing Ingredients To Total Health: Polyvagal Theory, Musical Expression And Balancing Your Nervous System With Holistic Medicine Practitioner Dr. Cliff Oliver

You know to be healthy and fit, not to mention sleep well and look younger than we actually are, we MUST get a handle on S-T-R-E-S-S! Nothing will wreck pretty much every aspect of your life more than living in a state of underlying stress. This can present as busy-ness, overwhelm, a lack of a sense of control, living with an undercurrent of fear and anxiety or being a “worrier”.

That’s why I’m thrilled to have today’s guest, Dr. Cliff Oliver back on the show!

In this episode, we get into practical, easy, fast and FREE ways you can balance your nervous system and FEEL better NOW.


00:01:58 See Episode 19: Finding Your Purpose, Synchronicity, Coping with Stress & Anxiety, Celebrating What’s Right In the World and Practical Steps for Holistic Health and Fitness with Dr. Cliff Oliver.

00:03:18 See Episode 74: Befriending Your Body: Dealing With And Healing From Trauma, Painful Emotions And Mental Health Issues With “The Body Keeps The Score” by Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk

00:05:45 Main Episode Begins

00:07:06 Dr John F. Thie and Touch For Health

00:08:58 Dr. Oliver’s Role In The CHEK Holistic Nutrition & Lifestyle Training

00:10:50 Bringing Food Awareness To Fitness In The 90’s

00:12:46 Current Lack Of Emotional And Spiritual Focus In Healthcare

00:16:09 How to Be Healthy In This Day & Age

00:18:01 What Is Coregulation?

00:21:13 Dr. Stephen Porges’s Polyvagal Theory

00:30:10 The Polyvagal Theory In Therapy: Engaging The Rhythm of Regulation By Deb Dana

00:30:57 Dr. Rick Hanson Buddha’s Brain

00:32:03 Polyvagal Flip Chart: Understanding the Science of Safety (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) By Deb Dana

00:33:56 Polyvagal Theory Explained

00:39:54 Voice Tone And Vagal State

00:42:30 Everyday Ways To Stimulate The Parasympathetic System

00:44:05 See Episode 73: Your Personal Soundtrack For Self Care: Restoring Balance And Getting Harmonized With The Transformative Power Of Sound, Frequency And Music With Ian Morris

00:44:47 Role Of The Vagus Nerve

00:49:40 How Are Sympathetic/Parasympathetic System Imbalances Diagnosed & Corrected?

00:52:26 Brain Gym Exercises

00:53:23 Rudolf Steiner’s Waldorf School Philosophy

00:54:34 David Weck, Inventor Of The Bosu Ball

00:55:48 The Cognitive Value Of Ambidexterity

00:57:21 “So-Hum” And Other Parasympathetic Stimulators

01:01:23 “Havening” Self-Soothing Practice

01:03:47 Dr. Robin Youngsen, Anaesthesiologist

01:05:16 The Parasympathetic Power Of Music

01:15:39 Victor Wooten, The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music

01:17:49 How To Become A Musician

01:22:18 How To Find Dr. Oliver



Book Recommendations:

The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy. Engaging the rhythm of regulation by Deb Dana

Polyvagal Flipchart by Deb Dana

Brain Gym and Me by Paul E. Dennison

Smart Moves, Why Learning is Not All in your Head by Carla Hannaford

The Pocket guide to The Polyvagal Theory by S. Porges

Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve by Stanley Rosenburg

When The Past is Always Present by R. Ruden

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Amy Fournier is a former People-Pleaser turned Healthy Lifestyle Entrepreneur who specializes in developing self-awareness and total mind-body transformation. She is a fitness and health expert, host of the Awakening Aphrodite podcast, author, inspirational speaker, artist, international cover model and a powerhouse of inspiration for looking and feeling your best no matter what your age, background or ability. With over 30 years of experience in fitness, health and personal development, Amy’s mission is to help YOU realize the power you have to control the way you look and feel and do it in a way that you enjoy and to optimize your ENERGY and life! Amy considers herself to be a student of life and a work in progress and most importantly, she also loves to nap and is a lucky Mom to cute little fur-baby, Charlotte.:)

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