The Autonomic Healing Podcast - Conversations with Tom Pals

Thomas Pals and Ruth Lorensson

Welcome to the Autonomic Healing Podcast! We'd love you to follow and join Tom, Ruth, and friends as they explore the beneficial impact autonomic healing has on the mind, body, and spirit. Autonomic healing activates the brain to normalize the flight or fight reaction and holistically manages stress & trauma.

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Forgive Fearlessly
Jan 23 2024
Forgive Fearlessly
In this episode of the Autonomic Healing Podcast, hosts Tom Pals and Ruth Lorensson dive into the topic of forgiveness, specifically exploring the concept of "forgive fearlessly." The hosts emphasize the importance of understanding forgiveness as giving, rooted in the ancient Greek term "charismi," which means to give something. They shed light on the physiological aspects of forgiveness, highlighting the role of the sympathetic nervous system and the stress response triggered by harm or offense.Tom and Ruth explore the connection between forgiveness and thriving, emphasizing that forgiveness is not just about survival but a key element in leading a fulfilled life. They discuss the physical and mental health benefits supported by research, highlighting the positive relationship between forgiveness and personal well-being.The episode touches on the challenges individuals face in forgiving fearlessly, delving into the complex emotions and fears associated with offenses. They encourage listeners to explore the root of their fears and acknowledge the physical impact of holding onto unforgiveness.As the episode concludes, the hosts leave listeners with a hopeful message, emphasizing the potential for personal and collective transformation through the practice of forgiving fearlessly. They invite listeners to consider forgiveness as a gift to oneself and others, fostering a thriving existence.Thanks for listening!You can follow us onFacebook Instagram Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Check out the Autonomic Healing Website We appreciate you!
Create Contentment
Nov 21 2023
Create Contentment
Welcome to the Autonomic Healing Podcast with your hosts, Tom Pals and Ruth Lorensson. Tom and Ruth talk about creating contentment in their ABCs of thriving. They delve into the deeper layers of contentment, challenging conventional definitions and emphasizing the importance of understanding it within the context of community and connection.Tom challenges the traditional definition of contentment as a state of satisfaction and happiness, asserting that it doesn't necessarily involve happiness. He introduces the term "autarky," emphasizing individual sufficiency within collectiveexperience. The discussion touches on the myths of rugged individualism and human interdependence.Tom and Ruth highlight the need to navigate the balance between independence and dependence, stressing the importance of recognizing humanity's communal nature. They introduce the concept of "me, we" or "we, me" - acknowledging individual sufficiency while being integral to the collective experience.Drawing on insights from previous episodes, such as accepting adversity and believing in beneficence, Tom and Ruth discuss the significance of perspective in creating contentment. They explore the idea that contentment arises from a realistic and rational perspective that deals with challenges authentically.Join Tom and Ruth in the next episode as they continue exploring the fundamentals of thriving on the Autonomic Healing Podcast.Thanks for listening!You can follow us onFacebook Instagram Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts Check out the Autonomic Healing Website We appreciate you!