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For anyone interested in the art of being human: The Unveil Podcast provides wide-ranging insights and education on everything relating to the human condition from experts in the realms of coaching, healthcare, transformation, optimization, self-awareness and spirituality.

The Unveil Podcast Victoria Fenton

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 8 Ratings

For anyone interested in the art of being human: The Unveil Podcast provides wide-ranging insights and education on everything relating to the human condition from experts in the realms of coaching, healthcare, transformation, optimization, self-awareness and spirituality.

    Heart Rate Variability, Respiration Rate & How to Create an Adaptive Human System - with Dr Jack (JP) Ginsberg PhD - Episode #50

    Heart Rate Variability, Respiration Rate & How to Create an Adaptive Human System - with Dr Jack (JP) Ginsberg PhD - Episode #50

    Today we welcomed Dr Jack Ginsberg PhD to The Unveil Podcast for an in-depth discussion into his primary areas of research: heart rate variability and heart rate variability feedback.

    Dr. Ginsberg earned a B.S. in Biology cum laude from Yale University,  an M.A. in Anthropology from Brandeis University and in Psychology from Boston College, and a PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Memphis (TN). Presently he is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist/Neuropsychologist in South Carolina after retiring from the Columbia (SC) VA hospital in 2019. He is currently adjunct faculty at Saybrook University (departments of Applied Psychophysiology, Clinical Psychology, and Research) and Research Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

    Dr. Ginsberg  has been a PI, Co-PI or Co-I on research grants from the DoD, VA, and NIH studying heart rate variability (HRV) and HRV biofeedback in patients with either chronic pain or PTSD. Currently he is collaborating with researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Duke  University School of Medicine, and University of South Carolina School of Medicine on grant proposals under review by NIH and DoD to study heart rate variability and heart rate variability biofeedback.

    During this exceptionally detailed, yet supremely simplifying podcast, Victoria and Dr Ginsberg talk about:


    Dr Ginsberg’s history and progression into the field of heart rate variability studies, research and use in clinical practice
    What heart rate variability actually is - and why it’s important
    What heart rate variability is telling us about about someone’s orientation to the world around them
    The realm of respiration and the relationship between respiration and heart rate variability (this is fascinating: a must-listen for anyone who breathes… which is everyone!)
    What biofeedback is - especially when it comes to heart rate variability
    How to use emotional regulation to support change in nervous system state, and therefore heart rate variability, to increase adaptability for the individual

    Whilst this is a very “regular person” discussion, we do also touch on the clinical application of heart rate variability within chronic pain conditions and PTSD. We also lightly cover the utilization of heart rate variability as a monitoring tool to track illness within populations.

    We hope you enjoyed this podcast - and, as Victoria mentions in the outro, the HRV Institute are having their first ever annual conference, all details of which can be found by clicking this link here.

    For a full transcript of this episode, click here.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Treating Addiction - and Much More - Using the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model - with Jan Winhall, Episode #49

    Treating Addiction - and Much More - Using the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model - with Jan Winhall, Episode #49

    Jan Winhall, M.S.W. F.O.T., is an author, teacher, and psychotherapist. She is an Adjunct lecturer in the Department of Social Work, University of Toronto. Jan is Director of Focusing on Borden, a psychotherapy and training center.  She is a partner with the Polyvagal Institute and a Coordinator with the International Focusing Institute. She teaches internationally on trauma and addiction.

    During this expansive episode, Jan chats to Victoria all about her journey into developing the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model, and then runs through a comprehensive overview of this model, and how to use this both in clinical practice and personally.

    Far more than just a treatment for addictions, this model is an incredibly powerful tool to support personal awareness and reflection - and Jan walks you through this, in depth, during this episode, sharing her wisdom and work with you.

    To access the slide used during this podcast, click here - or watch our visual versions on Spotify or YouTube.

    For a full transcript of this episode, click here.

    All of Jan Winhall’s work can be found at https://janwinhall.com

    You can become certified in the Felt Sense Polyvagal Model, and you can register for this certification here.

    Purchase Jan’s Book here.

    And if you are interested in attending the Polyvagal Institute Gathering, and Unyte Safe and Sound Protocol Summit, it is being held from 13-16 October in Atlantic Beach, Florida - and online. Find out more and get your ticket here.

    As always - if you enjoyed this episode, go and send Jan your thoughts and words on her website and public profiles. And do send to a friend, like, share and subscribe to receive more from The Unveil Podcast.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Total Self Mastery and the Evolution of a Nervous System in the Military - with retired Navy SEAL, Rob DuBois - Episode #48

    Total Self Mastery and the Evolution of a Nervous System in the Military - with retired Navy SEAL, Rob DuBois - Episode #48

    On this week’s Unveil Podcast, Victoria Fenton chats to Rob DuBois.

    Rob DuBois is a multilingual retired U.S. Navy SEAL, intelligence professional, and career Red Team security leader. He has worked in more than 30 countries over more than 30 years.

    From 1996 to 2006, Rob served as a special reconnaissance SEAL at SDV Team ONE and as a Red Team operator based in Washington, DC. He has trained foreign forces in a dozen nations and has planned mock terrorist attacks against American interests worldwide.

    On 9/11 Rob was teaching Arab commandos at a remote Persian Gulf base. American and Arab SEALs together watched the Towers collapse, and both nations went to war against al Qaeda.

    Such complex experiences led to his book on cross-cultural conflict, “Powerful Peace: A Navy SEAL's Lessons on Peace from a Lifetime at War.” World-renowned peak performance expert Tony Robbins called Powerful Peace "A must-read for those who wish to influence others."

    Rob has spoken extensively on radio, on television, and in talks across the United States on “unchaining” human potential and leading diverse teams. He is the founder and lead "Impact Coach" of the whole-person development firm, Impact Actual.

    During this conversation, Rob and Victoria discuss:


    What led him to becoming a Navy SEAL, and what drove that passion even with a successful career in the NSA having been established
    SEAL training, BUDS, Hell Week - and dispelling the myths of the ‘brutality’ and ‘inhumanity’ around this notorious training regimen
    The psychological warfare of training to be a SEAL, including the enormous sacrifice made on behalf of those who are trained to “Red Team” - and what Red Teaming is
    Rob’s personal journey of evolving from a childhood of trauma, into a career of hypervigilance, and now into a life where he channels appropriate vigilance into his security consulting work (as a Red Team professional himself), whilst also being in the continued work of modifying that vigilance to adapt back to civilian life
    The losses and tragedies faced by Rob’s friends and brothers in the SEAL teams - and the weight of the reality of survivor’s remorse and hindsight about decision making
    The training of decision making in the military, and the necessity of the methods utilized at BUDS

    This is a powerful, moving, deeply impactful conversation - as you would expect from someone who spearheads a Total Human Mastery approach at his company, Impact Actual.

    Discover Impact Actual here.

    Purchase Rob’s book here.

    Listen to Rob’s Beyond Your Limits Podcast (soon to feature Victoria herself) here.

    For a full transcript of this episode, click here.

    And, as always, if you’ve enjoyed this episode - please like, share, subscribe and send to a friend.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Energy Crisis, Ukraine War, Woke Culture - What's Wrong with Modern Humanity, with Will Rezin - Episode #47

    Energy Crisis, Ukraine War, Woke Culture - What's Wrong with Modern Humanity, with Will Rezin - Episode #47

    On today’s episode of The Unveil Podcast, Victoria Fenton chats to Will Rezin about the state of modern humanity. Taking the current situation in the UK, Europe, and then the rest of the world, as their jumping off point, this discussion takes you on a journey through the root cause of some of the world’s greatest problems.

    Will and Victoria discuss:


    The current situation in the UK (and globally) with energy poverty and massive increases in household bills, coupled with the latest selection of a new Prime Minister and Cabinet… that nobody seemed to want to lead
    The factions that are being set up wherein conversation and healthy debate has been lost to arguments and mudslinging, and the lack of intellectual debate coupled with the promotion of ‘dumbed down’ culture
    The policing of free speech, in pursuit of political correctness - and how our ability to be in contact with reality is being hampered by our need to not fall prey to cancel culture

    This is a conversation from the perspective of two people who work with human beings, and have made a life’s study of the complexity of the human condition. Therefore, Will and Victoria move into commenting on:


    WHY this is happening
    Where these themes are coming from
    What this says about our cultures, and humanity - and what the prognosis is if things continue without changing
    The solutions (potentially, and hopefully) to the divisiveness and extremes

    Given Will and Victoria’s work: this is a conversation about trauma, suppression of emotions and the policing of thought - and it is a discussion about the underlying mechanisms and the bedrock of fear upon which all of these patterns are built.

    Please enjoy this wide-ranging and bold conversation as Will and Victoria shine a light on the pain, suffering and trauma at the heart of how modern humanity is showing up.

    Find Will online at willrezin.com - or on social media @willrezin

    Join the latest cohort of Trauma + Somatics now - registration closes next week - head to traumaandsomatics.com

    For a full transcript of this episode, click here.

    Join The Unveil Academy Founding Member Cohort now - registration closes on Sunday 18th September - head to unveilacademy.com/launch

    • 1 hr 22 min
    From Functional Medicine to Psychedelics, Psilocybin and Breathwork: Done Right - with Alex Manos - Episode #46

    From Functional Medicine to Psychedelics, Psilocybin and Breathwork: Done Right - with Alex Manos - Episode #46

    This week’s episode sees Victoria Fenton reunited with her colleague and friend, Alex Manos as he shares with her (and all of you!) his journey from personal illness, to becoming a Personal Trainer, into a nutrition professional and ultimately Functional Medicine practitioner - and from there into both breathwork and psychedelic facilitation training.

    Victoria and Alex discuss:

    Why psychedelics - especially psilocybin - and what Alex’s experiences with The Synthesis Institute have provided him
    The journey towards feeling more emotion with psilocybin experiences
    The current movement of promotion of psychedelics and how that needs to be balanced with temperance and care, and a focus on community and integration
    The contrast between the Western medical approach and the indigenous, shamanistic traditions
    The growth of psychedelic experimentation in the UK and Europe
    The power of psychedelics for shifting someone into a different way of being - and the destruction and grief that can be part of that process
    Breathwork - its role, power, potential, and how to do this right (clue: it’s not about the big emotional release)
    Integrating breathwork into psilocybin retreats and Alex’s vision for his professional future
    The limitations of Functional Medicine and dependency on protocols
    The felt sense of safety and its fundamental role in healing, irrespective of modality

    Despite being one of the UK's leading Functional Medicine Practitioners (IFMCP) with a focus in gut health and mould Illness, Alex's interests further extend into physical therapy, movement, resiliency, coaching, biohacking, psychedelics, breathwork, masculinity, spirituality, and the assimilation or ancient wisdom concerning health.

    Away from clinic, Alex co-founded Healthpath Pro and The Applied Function Medicine Mentoring Program, and is the Chief Wellness Officer for Exhale Coffee - the U.K's healthiest coffee! Alex also lectures at various colleges and institutions including The Institute Of Optimum Nutrition and is on the MSc program at The Centre For Nutritional Education and Lifestyle Management.

    Please enjoy this wide-ranging and thoughtful discussion which provides insights into this ever-expanding world of plant medicines and altered states of consciousness.

    For a full transcript of this episode, click here.

    Follow Alex on Instagram @alexandermanos

    Alex’s websites are: alexandermanos.co.uk and psilocybinresearcher.co.uk

    Healthpath can be found at healthpath.com

    Alex is training in Transformational Breathwork

    Alex’s professional psilocybin facilitation and personal psilocybin experiences have been conducted through The Synthesis Institute

    You can sign the petition Alex and Victoria discuss here: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/621199

    Rosalind Watts’s original TEDx talk on “Can Magic Mushrooms Unlock Depression?” can be found here.

    Her article updating her perspective on her own talk can be accessed on Medium here

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Creating a Successful, Thriving Family, with Cole Berschback of Total Potential - Episode #45

    Creating a Successful, Thriving Family, with Cole Berschback of Total Potential - Episode #45

    This week’s Unveil Podcast sees Victoria Fenton sit down with Cole Berschback.

    Cole is co-founder of Total Potential, an author, Unbeatable Mind Coach, Registered Dietitian, and certified yoga instructor. She is the mom of three incredible kids and married to her favorite human. She has spent the past 20 years working in health and wellness. 

    Several formative events led to a deep passion for families and all that is possible when we approach the family as an opportunity, not an obstacle. She supports group and 1:1 coaching to help individuals experience the best of themselves with the people they love most.

    This episode dives into all of this - discussing Cole’s history and what led her into creating Total Potential with her brother, Jake. She shares:

    The inspiration for Total Potential, the families they serve and the kinds of resources available
    The “families are hard and provide obstacles” perspective and how to turn that on its head
    How to create nourishing and supportive, connected families
    Cole’s own family dynamic and the challenges and gifts provided by each of her unique children
    Supporting a child who is highly sensitive and the learning curve she has been through to expand and allow for more emotionality
    How to help a child who is a “fussy eater”, and how to think about food differently to aid them in increasing the diversity of their intake
    How to reward children in a way that is completely supportive (clue: NOT with food!)

    This is a wide ranging conversation during which - as you’ll hear - Victoria’s own perspective on children, families and her future shifts somewhat.

    We apologize that this podcast is audio-only, and not our usual quality. We had technical issues and have done the best we can to salvage this conversation as it was such good value, and Cole delivered so many nuggets of wisdom. Please enjoy - and check out Cole in the following places:

    Total Potential

    Purchase the Total Potential Book Here (Victoria mentions Amazon, but buy directly from Total Potential and you get some extra special bonuses!)

    Follow Total Potential on Instagram

    For a full transcript of this episode, click here.

    • 57 min

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