This week’s show is with Dylan Newcomb. Founder of UZAZU, which began over 17 years ago as the personal quest of a professional dancer & musician who was determined to find ways he could use voice & movement to cultivate more positive thoughts, emotions and relationships in his life.
But this ‘personal quest’ was to lead him to something larger… Several government research-grants, hundreds of workshops, and thousands of ‘participants’ later, UZAZU has grown & evolved into one of the most practical and effective personal development & ‘state shift’ techniques within the rapidly growing field of Embodiment Practices.
In this episode, we spoke about the epidemic of stress, resentment, anxiety and loss of energy that we face in this modern world. We explored how the nervous system works (Dylan is a master at this!) and the role of embodiment in supporting it to relax, and the interplay between core beliefs and conditioning of our nervous system.
What you’ll learn from this episode:
- As a culture we’ve tried to fix our our symptoms primarily through medication and talk therapy. It’s time to look at more holistic, integrated ways to create the wellbeing and expansion that we want.
- I love how Dylan says that it isn’t our thoughts that creates our reality, it’s our ‘ception’ ie everything that we’re ‘cepting’, the arousal level of our nervous system which registers an unconscious sense of safe or not safe, and also our core beliefs… the quality of our thinking grows out of that soil.
- Our patterns of under and over-reaction (or overdrive and shut down) are personal and context specific. It’s valuable to understand your specific patterns to put yourself in a position to create shifts in the places you’ll most benefit.
- We can shift the conditioning of the nervous system and relearn a different habit. We can allow ourselves to feel into an emotion to the centre of safety and create a sense of “It’s safe for me to stay regulated” in situations where that was previously not possible.
Resources and stuff that we spoke about
- The link to register for the free webinar
Thank you for listening!
There’s fresh episode each week, if you subscribe then you’ll get each new episode delivered to your phone every Tuesday (that way you’ll never miss an episode):
Lian & Jonathan