This week’s show is with Steve James. Steve travels internationally teaching somatic practices, meditation, as well as leading explorations in contemplative & relational realms. Known for his direct, grounded approach and his dedication to first-hand research, he has extensive experience in elite athletic performance, contemplative and spiritual disciplines, the arts, extreme outdoor survival, and human behaviour.
Steve’s unique range of experiences and understanding of human behaviour, high performance, spirituality, and interpersonal relationships is highly sought after by leading figures at the highest levels of the arts, entertainment, and business. In his private client practice he specialises in the unique interpersonal and strategic challenges faced by very successful and highly visible individuals. Ongoing clients include Oscar-winning actors, multi Grammy winning musicians, CEO’s, and fund managers.
Steve is the creator of the Movement Koan Method® and the host of the Guru Viking Podcast.
In this show, Steve turned the tables on Lian and interviewed her! This was completely unplanned but they decided to indulge Steve’s curiosity about Lian being autistic, so he asked her a whole raft of brilliant questions including about her own experiences growing up, the reason she went for a diagnosis and what it’s provided to her, as well as questions about the broader topic of autism and neurodivergence generally.
Due to the spontaneous and personal nature of this episode, in which Lian was answering the questions in the moment and from her own experience, she wasn’t intending to speak for all people with neurodivergences or the myriad of different experiences they might have that differ from her own. Each person is unique and whilst there might be some commonalities spoken of there will also be things that only apply or makes sense to Lian. Take only what’s useful or feels true for you.
I’d love to know what YOU think about this week’s show. Let’s carry on the conversation… please leave a comment below.
What you’ll learn from this episode:
- If you have listened to this and suspect you’re neurodivergent then trust yourself whether going for a diagnosis will be helpful for you – it’s not essential, self-diagnosis is completely valid
Resources and stuff that we spoke about:
- An incredibly helpful article on female autism: Females And Autism / Aspergers: A Checklist
- The episode with Lucy Pearce: How neurodivergent women can light the way for each other and the world
- Magical Archetypes
- Waking The Wild Medicine
- Steve James Official Website: Guru Viking
- Join Steve James in the Movement Koan Method®
- Explore meditation and practice together online with Steve James at Guru Viking Meditation Club
Thank you for listening!
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Lian & Jonathan