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What does it take to reclaim ourselves? So many of us have lost the truth of who we are - how powerful we are, how worthy we are, and how much our lives matter. Every week, through deep, insightful conversations, we look at how you can reclaim your voice, truth, and power, and uncover the path back to remembering who you really are.

Reclaiming Ourselves is hosted by Sonya Stattmann, keynote speaker & creator of The Feminine Lens and the Women in the Business Arena podcasts. She shares the journey with three amazing co-hosts, Laura Shook-Guzman, Belinda Haan, and Emily Soccorsy. They combine decades of experience and wisdom in personal development, business, mental health, spirituality, and thought leadership.

Reclaiming Ourselves is for avid podcast listeners and experienced self-developers interested in deeper conversations about life and the journey home to our powerful, authentic selves.

Reclaiming Ourselves‪™‬ Sonya Stattmann

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What does it take to reclaim ourselves? So many of us have lost the truth of who we are - how powerful we are, how worthy we are, and how much our lives matter. Every week, through deep, insightful conversations, we look at how you can reclaim your voice, truth, and power, and uncover the path back to remembering who you really are.

Reclaiming Ourselves is hosted by Sonya Stattmann, keynote speaker & creator of The Feminine Lens and the Women in the Business Arena podcasts. She shares the journey with three amazing co-hosts, Laura Shook-Guzman, Belinda Haan, and Emily Soccorsy. They combine decades of experience and wisdom in personal development, business, mental health, spirituality, and thought leadership.

Reclaiming Ourselves is for avid podcast listeners and experienced self-developers interested in deeper conversations about life and the journey home to our powerful, authentic selves.

    Slowing Down to Find Your Own Pace | Season 1 Wrap Up

    Slowing Down to Find Your Own Pace | Season 1 Wrap Up

    It’s been an amazing first season on Reclaiming Ourselves, but before we take a break, we had to get the panel back together! Sonya and all of her co-hosts are in the studio to share their thoughts on how to find the right pace for ourselves, allowing ourselves time to recover so we can show up as our best selves! 
    This process of slowing down to determine the rhythm and timing that works best for us is an important part of reclaiming ourselves. Not only do we begin to reclaim our time and energy, but we start to understand what optimizes our aliveness. In this episode, we see how each co-host views rest at this busy time of year, and how they’re managing the demands of the season.
    Join us as we discuss: 
    16:39 The cultural messaging we receive that makes rest feel unsafe.19:47 Why it’s hard to find our own tempo, and easy to just move at the pace the world sets for us.25:07 Why it’s a good thing to celebrate slowing down.39:56 When rest isn’t really restful, and how to tell the difference.
    Resources mentioned in the show: (If appropriate)
    Pico Iyer’s TED Talk on The Art of Stillness https://www.ted.com/talks/pico_iyer_the_art_of_stillness?language=en 
    Learn more about the hosts: 
    —> Sonya Stattmann is the host & creator of Reclaiming Ourselves™. She is a TEDx & corporate speaker, and has been working with leaders around personal development for the last 22 years. She teaches workshops & offers small group programs around emotional intelligence, transformational & embodied leadership and energy management. You can find more about her here:
    Website: https://www.sonyastattmann.com/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonyastattmann/
    —> Laura Shook-Guzman, co-host of Reclaiming Ourselves, LMFT, and Somatic Psychotherapist for entrepreneurs has been a mental health professional for 23 years. She’s the founder of three businesses; the world's first Wellness Coworking Community Soma Vida, the global community Women Who Cowork, and her own therapy practice, Conscious Ambition. You can find more about her here: 
    Website: http://www.laurashookguzman.com/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurashookguzman/ 
    —> Belinda Haan, co-host of Reclaiming Ourselves, is a gifted Masters-level certified professional coach who has worked with leaders and executives in various Fortune 500 corporations worldwide. She is a mindfulness and compassion teacher and facilitates group and individual therapeutic interventions that promote inner connection and belonging. She is...

    • 48 min
    Forgetting & Remembering | A Part of the Self Love Journey

    Forgetting & Remembering | A Part of the Self Love Journey

    Remembering who we are is an important part of reclaiming ourselves, but the journey to reclaiming ourselves is a process of forgetting & remembering. 
    This week Belinda & Sonya are talking about an important part of the self love journey & the road to more self-compassion.They share their experiences with the lifelong practice of remembering themselves (and forgetting themselves), and why finding grace for ourselves is foundational to having compassion for others.
    Join us as we discuss: 
    02:24 How losing and remembering ourselves defines the cyclical process of reclaiming ourselves.14:42 Why our perception of others can trick us into thinking we’re the only ones experiencing negative emotions.15:10 The ways that human responses to grief and loss are labelled as character flaws.17:02 Why being amazing doesn’t mean being perfect.24:26 How we abandon ourselves when we’re most vulnerable by judging ourselves for experiencing our feelings.
    Resources mentioned in the show: (If appropriate)
    No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model, by Dr. Richard Schwartz https://ifs-institute.com/nobadparts Psychotherapist & Author Matt Licata, PhD https://mattlicataphd.com/ 
    Learn more about Sonya & Belinda: 
    —> Sonya Stattmann is the host & creator of Reclaiming Ourselves™. She is a TEDx & corporate speaker and has been working with leaders around personal development for the last 22 years. She teaches workshops & offers small group programs around emotional intelligence, transformational & embodied leadership, and energy management. You can find more about her here:
    Website: https://www.sonyastattmann.com/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonyastattmann/
    —> Belinda Haan, co-host of Reclaiming Ourselves, is a gifted Masters-level certified professional coach who has worked with leaders and executives in various Fortune 500 corporations worldwide. She is a mindfulness and compassion teacher and facilitates group and individual therapeutic interventions that promote inner connection and belonging. She is personally passionate about bridging the gap between science and spirit, using an empathic, grounded approach that weaves contemplative practice and accessible personal development with her clients. You can find more about her here:

    Website: www.belindahaan.com
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/belinda-haan-b1b02815/
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    • 43 min
    Deconstructing our Identities to Reclaim our True Self | With Special Guest Fatima Mann

    Deconstructing our Identities to Reclaim our True Self | With Special Guest Fatima Mann

    Coming to terms with racial identity and our role in systemic inequity is a challenging but vital part of reclaiming ourselves. Sonya and Emily are joined by special guest Fatima Mann, co-founder of Love and Healing Work. 
    Together we are talking about deconstructing our identities so that we can reclaim our true self. Fatima brings an understanding informed by trauma and healing, to help us understand why we need to reckon with race, when it’s okay to unsubscribe from the boxes society puts us in, and taking care of ourselves and our bodies builds the foundation for appreciating others.
    Join us as we discuss: 
    05:09 The social construction of racial identity, and how to opt out.08:28 Developing a consensual relationship with ourselves.12:47 Performative displays versus actual self development work.15:14 How to think about Investing in ourselves and our relationships.27:17 The crucial difference between discomfort and harm in difficult conversations.
    Resources mentioned in the show: (If appropriate)
    The book Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames, by Thích Nhất Hạnh https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/95734.Anger Staci K. Haines, co-founder of generative somatics, and author of The Politics of Trauma. https://thepoliticsoftrauma.com/about 
    Learn more about Sonya, Emily & Special Guest Fatima Mann: 
    —> Sonya Stattmann is the host & creator of Reclaiming Ourselves™. She is a TEDx & corporate speaker and has been working with leaders around personal development for the last 22 years. She teaches workshops & offers small group programs around emotional intelligence, transformational & embodied leadership, and energy management. You can find more about her here:
    Website: https://www.sonyastattmann.com/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonyastattmann/
    —> Emily Soccorsy [So-KOR-SEE], co-host of Reclaiming Ourselves, believes branding is how people experience what you believe. As owner and CEO of Root + River, a brand strategy team, Emily uses her talents to help leaders uncover the foundations of their brand: message, audience, differentiators, and overall brand strategy. She’s also an author, speaker, poet, artist, and mom of two daughters (and a 130-pound Great Pyrenees named Archie) and partner to her husband of over 20 years. You can find more about her here:
    Website: https://rootandriver.com/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilysoccorsy/ 

    —> Fatima Mann is an innovator, thought...

    • 43 min
    Rewriting Unconscious Patterns | Reclaiming the Life we Want

    Rewriting Unconscious Patterns | Reclaiming the Life we Want

    So much of how we show up in the world is influenced by unconscious patterns we’ve been repeating since childhood. These deep psychic grooves can help us survive, but they can also keep us from being the people we really want to be. 
    In order to reclaim the life we want, we have to work on rewriting these unconscious patterns. Join Sonya and Laura as they explore the origins of these patterns, and how compassionate, loving self-exploration can help us get out of those ruts and back to a more authentic relationship with ourselves.
    Join us as we discuss: 
    05:23 The ways even loving, well-meaning family environments can encourage us to hide our true selves.15:27 Being helpful because you want to, not to seek validation.36:10 The importance of examining your patterns with curiosity and compassion.37:04 How our unconscious patterns deplete our energy, and how to better resource ourselves.40:02 The vital role of self-awareness and emotional intelligence in settling conflicts, internal and external.
    Resources mentioned in the show: (If appropriate)
    The poem Wild Geese, by Mary OliverPico Iyer’s TED Talk on The Art of StillnessWomen in the Business Arena Episode 219, Get Re-Sourced
    Learn more about Sonya & Laura: 
    —> Sonya Stattmann is the host & creator of Reclaiming Ourselves™. She is a TEDx & corporate speaker, and has been working with leaders around personal development for the last 22 years. She teaches workshops & offers small group programs around emotional intelligence, transformational & embodied leadership and energy management. You can find more about her here:
    Website: https://www.sonyastattmann.com/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonyastattmann/
    —> Laura Shook-Guzman, co-host of Reclaiming Ourselves, LMFT, and Somatic Psychotherapist for entrepreneurs has been a mental health professional for 23 years. She’s the founder of three businesses; the world's first Wellness Coworking Community Soma Vida, the global community Women Who Cowork, and her own therapy practice, Conscious Ambition. You can find more about her here: 
    Website: http://www.laurashookguzman.com/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurashookguzman/ 
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    • 45 min
    Changing Mindset | Shifting our Focus to Living instead of Achieving

    Changing Mindset | Shifting our Focus to Living instead of Achieving

    So often, we measure success by achievements: money made, promotions earned, awards bestowed. Sonya and Emily know that mindset can drive a wedge between ourselves and our values, and keep us from living truly and honestly. 
    Changing mindset is about shifting how we see the world. In this episode, Sonya & Emily dive into what it looks like to shift into a living mindset instead of an achievement mindset. They’ll show you how to feel when you’re stuck in the loop of achieving, and how to stop working for someday and start living for now.
    Join us as we discuss: 
    07:48 The illusion of an endpoint to achieving, beyond which we’ll find fulfillment.10:15 How chasing achievement leaves us vulnerable to being exploited.16:38 What to do when your circumstances make it challenging to take time for your own priorities.21:25 How to recognize the differences between achievement mindset and living mindset.
    Resources mentioned in the show: (If appropriate)
    Psychiatrist and author Dr. Viktor E. Frankl https://viktorfrankl.org/lifeandwork.html Poet and philosopher Mark Nepo https://marknepo.com/ 
    Learn more about Sonya & Emily: 
    —> Sonya Stattmann is the host & creator of Reclaiming Ourselves™. She is a TEDx & corporate speaker and has been working with leaders around personal development for the last 22 years. She teaches workshops & offers small group programs around emotional intelligence, transformational & embodied leadership, and energy management. You can find more about her here:
    Website: https://www.sonyastattmann.com/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonyastattmann/
    —> Emily Soccorsy [So-KOR-SEE], co-host of Reclaiming Ourselves, believes branding is how people experience what you believe. As owner and CEO of Root + River, a brand strategy team, Emily uses her talents to help leaders uncover the foundations of their brand: message, audience, differentiators, and overall brand strategy. She’s also an author, speaker, poet, artist, and mom of two daughters (and a 130-pound Great Pyrenees named Archie) and partner to her husband of over 20 years. You can find more about her here:
    Website: https://rootandriver.com/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilysoccorsy/ 

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    • 44 min
    Self-Abandonment | How to Turn Back to Ourselves With Compassion

    Self-Abandonment | How to Turn Back to Ourselves With Compassion

    Do you ever feel like you’ve given up on yourself? Do you struggle with trusting yourself? How do you start to rebuild the self-love and support you’ve let go of? 
    This week Belinda & Sonya are tackling the topic of self-abandonment: what it is and how to turn back towards ourselves with more self-compassion. They share their own self-abandonment experiences, how to know when your brain is pushing you in a direction that your body doesn’t like, and strategies and practices to help you find your way back home. 
    Join us as we discuss: 
    03:52 The distinctions between surrender and abandonment.12:12 Developing compassion for your inner critic.16:00 How much of our stress response can be managed but not controlled.28:28 How focusing on the present moment can ground us in our bodies and keep us in touch with self.
    Resources mentioned in the show: (If appropriate)
    Professor Paul Gilbert https://www.compassionatemind.co.uk/aboutRumi on seeking love https://psychcentral.com/blog/mindfulness/2010/02/our-barriers-to-love-mondays-mindful-quote-with-rumi#1
    Learn more about Sonya & Belinda: 
    —> Sonya Stattmann is the host & creator of Reclaiming Ourselves™. She is a TEDx & corporate speaker and has been working with leaders around personal development for the last 22 years. She teaches workshops & offers small group programs around emotional intelligence, transformational & embodied leadership, and energy management. You can find more about her here:
    Website: https://www.sonyastattmann.com/
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonyastattmann/
    —> Belinda Haan, co-host of Reclaiming Ourselves, is a gifted Masters-level certified professional coach who has worked with leaders and executives in various Fortune 500 corporations worldwide. She is a mindfulness and compassion teacher and facilitates group and individual therapeutic interventions that promote inner connection and belonging. She is personally passionate about bridging the gap between science and spirit, using an empathic, grounded approach that weaves contemplative practice and accessible personal development with her clients. You can find more about her here:
    Website: www.belindahaan.com
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/belinda-haan-b1b02815/
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A powerful self-development resource

The insights that Sonya offers are truly revelationary. Time and time again, Sonya has helped to wake me up to myself; each time, in beautifully unique ways. For good reason, much of Sonya’s life has been dedicated to being a potent advocate for women, so I am so grateful that she is expanding her audience to include all genders. Watch out world; here comes Sonya and once you see her beautiful light, there’s no turning back!

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