The Shiatsu Guy Presents... Podcast is an interview based exploration of the leading lights in the complementary medicine and wellness fields. Simon, The Shiatsu Guy, interviews therapists, teachers and visionaries to discover their journey to finding their healing path, the challenges along the way and their vision for the future...
Topics covered include: Shiatsu, Thai Yoga Massage, Family Constellations, Transformational Breathwork,Mickel Therapy, online Wellbeing platforms, Research into the effectiveness of CAM therapies and much, much more!
End of Season 1
So this episode signals the end of Season 1
It's been a great experience running the podcast so far and I'm keen to continue, but there are some 'life' things that need to be attended to right now...
Please listen to the episode where I try to explain what the state of play is and why I am taking a step back... As well as looking to the future for Season 2 and beyond... I'm interested in going to the next level with the podcast but in order to do that I really need to know what you want to hear!
So dear listeners, please do send a message with your thoughts and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org or if you'd prefer to leave an anon comment then you can visit our feedback page.
There will be more to come in the future... At the very least an update on new developments and direction will come in the next few weeks to a month...
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012 - Jody Patterson - Mystic Dance, Hip Hop and Enlightenment
In episode Twelve of the podcast, Simon your host, interviews his friend Jody Patterson, about his experiences of discovering the mystical aspects of life, to discovering his spiritual teacher and joining a spiritual community.
Jody talks about his early spiritual experiences through dance, being drawn to a path of enlightenment, and life within a post-modern spiritual community, with very traditional overtones.
Jody speaks about his time of becoming a formal student of Andrew Cohen's Evolutionary Enlightenment and becoming celibate...
We explore some of the conflicts within the community, from the traditional basis to the the issues with hierarchy and superiority.
We also look into the mess that some Western Gurus have left in their wake... and the impending responsibility of Jody's imminent fatherhood...
This episode is a kind of Companion episode to Marc Pell's interview, episode 005 - and if you're interested could be the foundation to a 'trialogue' between Marc, Jody and myself...
011 - Maggie Richards, Meditation, Self-Betterment and Surrendering to the Spiritual Path
In episode Eleven of the podcast, Simon your host, interviews Maggie Richards, a Mindfulness and Meditation teacher, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapist and author of A Guide to Being a Better Being by Maggie Richards - out this year!
In this episode we explore Maggie's path of development and the beginning of her spiritual path, her journey to becoming a Meditation and Mindfulness teacher and learning Somatic Experiencing, as well as how she discovered her Spiritual Teacher, transforming herself in the process...
Maggie talks about her experience of living a heart-centred path and how her destiny aligned to bring her to where she is professionally and spiritually in her life now.
We get a bit esoteric in this episode and discuss the human journey, why we are 'here' and the lessons we have to learn as human incarnations on this earth...
It all comes down to love, taking responsibility for our own development and getting out of your own way!
Have a listen to the episode and join in the conversation. Please leave a comment below about your own experiences on the path :)
Maggie is currently working through the publishing process with her publisher and doesn't have a publication date as yet... In the podcast (which was recorded over a month before release) she was looking to use another book title and other publishing options... Things can change quickly :)
The Contents of Maggies book: A Guide to Being a Better Being
(Working title was The Girl Who Found Herself)
Chapter 1 – Meditation
Chapter 2 – Spiritual Retreats
Chapter 3 – Somatic Experiencing Trauma Resolution®
Chapter 4 – Spiritual Living
Chapter 5 – Diet
Chapter 6 – Dreams
Chapter 7 – Overcoming Negativity
Chapter 8 – Forgiveness
Chapter 9 – Losing a Loved One
Chapter 10 – Prayer
Chapter 11 – Finding and Working with a Spiritual Teacher
Chapter 12 – The Divine
010 - Robin Daly, Yes To Life, Integrative Care and The Cancer Revolution
In episode Ten of the podcast, Simon your host, interviews the founder of the cancer charity 'Yes To Life', Robin Daly
In this episode we explore how Robin found his way to being the director of a cancer charity that gives advice on Integrative health care. We look at some of the fundamental steps you can take to ensuring your own health should you be in the position of having cancer and facing chemo therapy. Along with other findings on improving your chances to survive cancer.
We discuss the state of the mainstream medical establishment, what is holding it back from being more effective and patient centred, as well as the developments in the field that are changing the way the industry operates.
And we also discuss a number of other brilliant resources that will get you on the right path should you be diagnosed with cancer (or to recommend to anyone in your life who receives the diagnosis)
009 - Leisa Bellmore, self-care for musicians and Shiatsu research
The Shiatsu Guy Presents… episode 009 - Leisa Bellmore, self-care for musicians and Shiatsu research
In episode nine of the podcast, Simon your host, interviews Canadian shiatsu therapist, speaker at conferences and Shiatsu researcher, Leisa Bellmore.
Beginning with similar topics to other episodes, we explore how Leisa discovered Shiatsu and what attracted her in the first place.
We talk about the amazing clinic Leisa works from, self-care for musicians, her teaching and presentation work, as well as the research project she has been involved with.
We also have the inevitable discussion about the similarities and differences between Masunaga and Namikoshi styles of Shiatsu...
008 - The Untethered Soul, Forgiveness and Heartmath
The Shiatsu Guy Presents… episode 008 - The Untethered Soul, Forgiveness and Heartmath - First mini-Rant from Simon, the show host
The intention was to produce a short (20-30 minute) bite-sized episode featuring me presenting some of my thoughts and ideas that I felt would be helpful or useful for my listeners...
In this case we've got around 50 minutes of me rambling... But I hope you find it interesting and/or useful... I tried to keep to a set of notes, so imagine how it could have gone without!
This is based around my experience of being involved with a spiritual community, the disillusionment that occurred when the teacher was de-throned (I must watch too much Game of Thrones!), and my journey out the other side...
In this, at times ranty, episode I share my experience of three 'heart-centred' techniques that have helped me on my journey and I believe would help any human-being on this earth!
And I wanted to share a quote that made me laugh when I listened back to the recording
"There were a lot of broken eggs in the omelette that Andrew made"
Now you'll have to listen to work out what the heck I'm on about! ;)