As sensitive souls—especially those with traumatic pasts—we would do anything NOT to be predatory.
And yet, accessing our inner predator can be a key to liberating ourselves from abuse, toxicity, and boundarylessness. In this conversation, Kimberly and Lola talk about how to neutralize the energy of “predator” and move it from a purely mental concept into an essential way of embodying our power. We also talk about how our nervous system states can be discovered (and partnered with) by understanding our biology and physiology; including the role of our fascia and the type of fascia we each have.
Kimberly dives into this and much more in her brand new book, Call of the Wild, which is out now! Please visit your favorite bookseller and pick up a copy; it offers a real-world understanding of the Nervous System; offering us tools and perspectives to help us step more fully into healthy power.
Topics Covered Kimberly Johnson
- How Kimberly’s latest book ‘Call Of The Wild’ was born out of the most recent #MeToo movement
- Being detached from our animal self is the driver for so much toxicity in our present world
- The predator and prey dynamics
- The Polyvagal Theory and our behaviors when we’re under threat and not under threat
- What’s the impact when we put less value to biology and physiology as a culture
- Impacts of being more sympathetic or parasympathetic
- The importance of fascia in our nervous system
- How to determine if you are collagenous or elastinous
- Our cultural difficulty with satiation
- How perception of weakness and fragility also happens in the empath community
Kimberly is a Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing trauma resolution practitioner, yoga teacher trainer, birth doula, and single mom.
She is the author of Call of the Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power and Use It for Good as well as the early mothering classic, The Fourth Trimester. She is hosts the Sex Birth Trauma podcast and is the creator of Activate Your Inner Jaguar: A Real World Understanding of Your Nervous System and Embodied Consent.