Sally Hardie, i.e. The Liminal Zone Alchemist, is a brilliant coach who helps people get unstuck and take on the world without burnout through inner safety. In this episode she walks us through key elements of trauma responses, including the body's need to complete the stress cycle.
What I love about this conversation is that it pulls together bits I've touched on earlier in the podcast, while continuously returning to that human element. We have a body, we are human animals, and our bodies require care.
Deep self-care is not just about spa days. It's actually often uncomfortable work, because we were socialized not to rest or take the time we need. Sally normalizes and explains this effort beautifully.
As always, Sally creates a safe space to dig into being a messy human. Find her at:
The Liminal Zone Alchemist podcast
And the books she mentioned:
Widen the Window by Elizabeth Stanley
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Maté
Scattered Minds by Gabor Maté
We also touched on Dr. Stephen Porges' Polyvagal Theory