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Healing Compulsivity with Psychedelic Therapy & Play
w/Lisa Sherrill, MA

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Free Virtual Presentation
Feb 10th 6:30pm CST

After a warm reception and positive feedback from last time, I'm welcoming Lisa back to go deeper into this important junction of ideas. Compulsivity is unfortunately very common in our culture from a variety of perspectives. Perhaps many of us can relate to excessive indulgence, poor dieting, addiction and the emotional/psychological connections between them. Lisa's experience with healing trauma with the art of play and psychedelic therapy provide an extremely helpful map towards finding a path forward.

Instead of getting pulled into the same old marketing hype of diets and weight loss this new years, what if you deeply tuned in to your body and its genuine needs? And how might this deep attunement change the image you have of your body and your relationship with food?


We will discuss what it takes to let go of disordered eating patterns and restore aliveness to the body. Your body instinctively craves secure attachment, combative play, internalization of safety, expansion of its window of tolerance, and more. To the body, these things are as essential as food and water.


So, take a moment to consider what might happen to your behaviors, thoughts and attitudes towards your body and food when these vital aspects of your neurobiology are not deeply nurtured?


In this presentation, we will turn everything we think we know about food and body on its head, to expose the truth of how disordered eating patterns are created. Somatic Psychology Specialist and food recovery coach, Lisa Sherrill will unpack and make sense of this disordered eating mystery, in a whole new light. She argues that disordered eating patterns are a symptom of the loss of an embodied Self. When our sense of Self struggles to be embodied, this struggle expresses itself like morse code, in the ways we relate with our body and food.


Lisa developed this different viewpoint on eating disorder recovery through the process of battling and slowly recovering from her own severely disordered eating patterns. Patterns that left her in a lot of pain physically, emotionally, and spiritually for decades. But through the study of many intersecting fields of research, she found a way out of the painful maze.

Speaker Bio:

Lisa Sherrill, a somatic psychology specialist, applies the lens of neurobiology to help us understand how to recover from addiction, trauma in ways that support the embodiment of agency and change. Lisa's education spans to include doctoral studies, a Masters in Somatic Psychology, along with training in the Psychedelic Somatic Interactional Psychotherapy (PSIP) with Saj Razvi, Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) with Stan Tatkin, Instinctual Trauma Response Therapy (ITR) with Linda Gantt, and Tension, Trauma and Stress Releasing Exercises (TRE) with David Berceli. Alongside this, Lisa is trained in Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), Somatic Experiencing (SE), PULSE Mediation, Safe & Sound Protocol (SSP), Strategic Business Management, Computer Science and more. Lisa offers therapeutic consulting, coaching and facilitation to individuals, couples and organizations on the tenets of neurobiology and its implications on addiction recovery, trauma recovery and embodied change.


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