ep #1: welcome


in this episode we get some of background on the genesis of Donna's therapeutic practice (1978-present) & what led her down the path she's followed for the last 40+ years. we explore the concept of programmed belief systems & begin unpacking their impact on our behaviors & relationships individually & societally.


some of what we touch on includes:

  • 4 internalized fear based beliefs:
    • "i am not enough"
    • "there is not enough"
    • "control will keep me safe"
    • "rejection is inevitable


  • the skill of moving toward feeling/being enough
    • i care
    • i forgive
    • i love


  • energetic boundaries
    • the wetsuit
    • the forcefield


  • the important role of curiosity & compassion when engaging with reactivity in ourselves & our relations. 
    • a curiosity cultivation process of:
      • noticing
      • pausing
      • working with vagal tone
      • inquiring within
      • sharing reflection & connecting with curiosity


  • the splitting of masculine & feminine values:
    • masculine (societally emphasized):
      • achievement
      • logic
      • competition
      • independence
      • doing
    • feminine (societally demoted):
      • relationship
      • emotion
      • cooperation
      • interdependence
      • being



"What Happened to You" - Dr. Perry + Oprah

Internal Family Systems - Richard Schwartz

Dr Joe Dispenza


the wired for connection podcast is recorded, edited & produced from the un-ceded (stolen) ancestral homelands of the Ramaytush Ohlone people the area commonly referred to as the San Francisco Peninsula.  

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