This week my guest is the effervescent, beautiful human Bo Forbes. Bo spent years as a practicing psychologist and is now a yoga teacher with a keen interest in neuropsychology. Every time I talk to Bo, I’m pretty much stunned by her depth of knowledge, her insight, and the lovely way she has about her. This conversation was supposed to be about her step-by-step system for helping people who are overly empathic. BUT, well…I just couldn’t help but ask her about so many different aspects of her life, her training, and her teaching, which is why I’m calling this episode A Neuropsych/Yoga Extravaganza. We talk about:
- Her early childhood on the Seneca reservation and how it informed her sense of interconnectedness at a young age
- How she started incorporating mindfulness practices into her clinical practice and how her clients responded
- Default mode — a system of wiring in the brain pioneered by Norman Farb that governs our tendency to ruminate or judge the past, present, and future.
- Direct experience mode — how meditation and mindfulness practices can help us recognize default mode when it’s happening and experience the present without judgement
- Empathy — why so many yoga teachers consider “empathic distress” and how to establish boundaries
- How connective tissue work helps her reset and come out of empathic distress
RECOMMENDED & RELATED LINKS
Bo’s Online Courses: Yoga, Mindfulness, Neuroscience, the Body, and Contemplative Practice & Integrative Yoga Therapeutics
I Feel Your Pain: An Empath’s Guide to Staying Balanced by Bo Forbes
Bo’s Fascial Release for the Trapezius
Happiness Toolkit: Bo’s Simple Belly Massage
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