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Exploring and discussing a variety of relationship topics and issues for people in all kinds of relationships; including partnerships, family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, roommates and more.

Jul 23, 2019

Counseling and connecting with people for over 30 years, Connie Burns is a body-centered psychotherapist who specializes in body and trauma therapies. She has a passion for teaching people how to reconnect with their relationships - relationships with their own bodies, other people, and the natural world. Connie was urged to act on her strong convictions about the current division and conflict happening in western culture as well as the imminent threat of climate change.


Connie joins me today to share the different ways that we are connected to the natural world and how this crucial connection affects us. We dive deep into how our culture has lost that meaningful sense of connection to who we are, how society is disconnected from the natural world, and the challenges it poses on our relationships with others. We also discuss the incredible benefits of being connected to ourselves, to others, and to the natural world as well as how it can take our relationships to a deeper and more authentic level.


“The sacred sons of omnipresent love - we don’t have access to that when we don’t have access to our bodies, and that’s tragic.” - Connie Burns


This week on Relationships! Let’s Talk About It:


  • How people are disconnected from their bodies.
  • Why anger is the emotion that women are most disconnected from.
  • Why getting cut off from anger is detrimental.
  • What makes people more vulnerable to predation.
  • The connection between being disconnected from our bodies and the rampant abuse in women and children.
  • How being disconnected from our bodies encourages genocidal thoughts and behaviors in our culture
  • How today’s western culture conditions people toward happiness, but not joy, satisfaction, or connection.
  • How to access your body in a healthy way.
  • Leveraging the awe and calm that nature brings to help resolve and repair marital conflicts.
  • The connection between nature and human beings.
  • How to be more accepting of who you are by observing the relationships of the natural world.
  • The value of diversity and how to cultivate it.
  • How retreats and body massages allow you to reconnect with your body and with others.
  • The difference between pleasurable sex and divine sexual intimacy.



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