holistic health

Overcoming Love Addiction, Ancestral Trauma, & Sacred Sexuality for Healing with Christine Gutierrez

In this episode, we’re talking to Christine Gutierrez, LMHC, a Latina psychotherapist, love addiction expert, life coach and expert in trauma, abuse, & self-esteem, currently residing in Brooklyn.  Christine’s mission is to empower as many people as possible to heal their pain and own their worth.

You’ll hear about how Christine lived a double life - having both the light and chaos, and how toxic relationships and love addiction played a role in leading to the work she does today. You’ll hear Christine’s advice for people who are bystanders or witnesses and loved ones of people who are in toxic, love addicted relationships... We talk about honoring rock bottoms, building trust, and Christine’s mission of adding depth & diversity to the soul reclamation conversation, and how the new age spirituality movements lacked representation of different voice especially of marginalized peoples.

Christine shares how she weaves tantra and Shakti-ism into her practice, and the critical work of sacred sexuality in her work for healing trauma. Both of us get really vulnerable in this episode and this is a great one to share with someone you love that might be dealing with similar challenges within their own relationships.


Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Christine started off as a mini baby therapist as a child and how her connection with spirit and the abuse and pain she experienced led her to the work she does today

  • Why Christine wanted to become a “doctor of the soul”

  • How Christine lived a double life - having both the light and chaos within her life

  • How love addiction played out in her life and how therapy supported her in looking at and healing her childhood wounds

  • Why standing up to her father was a huge breakthrough and how she did it

  • What to do when you feel that you are in a toxic relationship and want to get out of it

  • Christine breaks down what is love addiction and codependency, and how do you know if you’re in it

  • Christine describes love addiction as “An abandonment of self into the escape of another”

  • How to build trust in yourself to rise up from love addiction, chaos and painful patterns

  • The importance of continuously saying to yourself what you know to be true - There’s some part of you that knows the truth, even if you’re not ready to admit it

  • Christine’s advice for people who are bystanders or witnesses and loved ones of people who are in toxic, love addicted relationships - and a reminder that you can’t save anybody

  • The power of going through your soul journey without judgement and honoring the “rock bottoms”

  • Christine’s mission of adding depth & diversity to the soul reclamation conversation, and how the new age spirituality movements lacked representation of different voice especially of marginalized peoples

  • How so many of us are breaking intergenerational patterns and traumas, and why it’s critical to connect with others who share similar stories and lineages

  • The power of seeing others like yourself overcome challenges

  • I get vulnerable in sharing how the depth of trauma that was being revealed thru my own mom’s journey with breast cancer was healing for the whole family on a cellular level

  • Why Christine weaves tantra and Shaktism into her work, and the critical work of sacred sexuality in her work

  • Christine leads us through a beautiful meditation using breath and sensual creative primal energy for healing

  • What Christine has to say about shame, how to work through feelings of shame around sexuality and how to begin adding divinity to your sensuality

  • The importance of “Sacred self-pleasuring”

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FREE GIFT: Check out her free video series, Fierce Love Now, on how to break free from negative love patterns and cultivate healthy love, and sign up for her weekly newsletter at: www.christineg.tv where you will receive a free e-book to determine your Love Archetype. Christine is currently in private practice in New York and offers sessions internationally via phone/skype.

Free Video Series (on how to break free from negative love patterns and cultivate healthy love):  www.fiercelovenow.com

Free Diosa Virtual FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/freediosatribe/

Resources & Links

Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Jungian analyst, author and poet Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D


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The DIRT on Microbes, Toxins, Stress & Spirit with Dr. Maya Shetreat

We’re speaking with Maya Shetreat, MD, a neurologist, herbalist, urban farmer, and author of The Dirt Cure: Healthy Food, Healthy Gut, Happy Child. Dr. Maya is the founder of the Terrain Institute, where she teaches Terrain Medicine™, earth-based programs for transformational healing. She works and studies with indigenous communities and healers in Ecuador, and is a lifelong student of ethnobotany, plant healing, and the sacred.

In this episode, you're going to hear what she believes to be 3 foundational pieces to our health & wellbeing (they all revolve around dirt), how her son’s early health challenge sent her down a rabbit hole, and a path to remembering what she really cared about - food, plants, environment, and spirit.

We’re covering the microbiome, toxins, stress, and Dr. Maya gets really honest about being a pioneer in her field and the resistance she encountered from colleagues. She shares her top non-negotiables and what she believes the one thing we must cultivate for our soul’s wellbeing.

Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Dr. Maya got into dirt, her childhood playing with nature

  • 3 foundational pieces to our health & wellbeing - all around dirt; the pillars of health:

    • Being exposed to germs and microbes

    • Eating fresh food from healthy soil

    • Being immersed in nature

  • How Dr. Maya started putting the puzzle pieces together and recover her son’s health, beginning with late nights looking at the scientific literature

  • The connections between pesticides, farming practices and allergic disease

  • How Roundup was first patented as an antibiotic

  • How families share a microbiome, and how diversity is important for health

  • How Dr. Maya got her family on board with food and lifestyle changes using incremental changes, phases, rotations, and “crowding out” techniques

  • Top things to avoid: bleach and harsh chemical cleaners, instead, use natural cleaners

  • Why we really want to be around germs, and promote diversity in our microbiome

  • Eliminate antimicrobial soaps and toxic hygenic products

  • Expand microbial exposures - good news: you don’t have to clean as much! “It’s ok to not be squeaky clean all the time”

  • Incorporate as much time outside and out in nature as possible

  • Have a pet - you share microbiome with your pets!, the benefits of having pets in the prevention of immune disorders

  • How stressors can be good for us, and how they result in more powerful nutrition and medicine in plants

  • Dr. Maya breaks down the immune process and system, and how a less diverse exposure to microbes will lead to more allergic response and overactivity

  • The concept of hormesis and the importance of small stressors in regular doses

  • How emotional stressful situations can be apart of an initiation and support our growth

  • The importance of coming together to protect our health from massive stressors and toxins, and how Dr. Maya sees it happening already

  • How Dr. Maya weaves in the spiritual into her medical practice, and why there is no way to avoid connection to the ancient entities and spirit when working with Mother Earth

  • What working with an ethnobotanist, shaman, and other teachers in Equador taught her

  • As a pioneer in her field bridging mind body spirit in conventional neurology, the resistance she encountered from colleagues when she began incorporating holistic tools and modalities

  • Some common emotional-spiritual-physical body connections and challenges Dr. Maya sees and how she supports her patients through self discovery

  • The importance of learning how to listen, and incorporating practices to listen such as keeping a dream journal

  • Dr. Maya’s top non-negotiables for supporting your health, and how being in a state of receiving can be game-changing, plus her tips on how to get into that receptive mode and learn to listen to unspoken language

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Resources & Links

Free gift: Earth Medicine Transformational bundle at https://go.shetreat.me/free-gift

The Dirt Cure: Healthy Food, Healthy Gut, Happy Child by Dr. Maya Shetreat

An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases by Moises Velasquez-Manoff

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Awakening the Healer Within :: Intuitive Healing & Plant Medicine with Asia Suler

Asia Suler is an amazing teacher, concoctress, word weaver and founder of One Willow Apothecaries who has a beautiful way of weaving the sacredness of the seen AND unseen worlds and intuition into earth-based and plant medicine. Her knowledge is heart-centered and comes from a deep ancient wisdom as well as her experience with health challenges.

In this episode, Asia talks about how a chronic painful condition called vulvodynia initiated Asia into the plant path and opened her up to the luminous in the world…

What You Didn’t Know About Cancer :: A Metabolic Approach, Mitochondrial Health, & Soul Wisdom with Dr. Nasha Winters

1 in 2 men and 1/3 of women will have cancer in their lifetime.

What have we really achieved over multiple decades of this “war on cancer” and what can we walk away with so that we feel empowered?

I’m thrilled to have Dr. Nasha Winters on to bring us powerful wisdom and practical tips for navigating the cancer terrain. I recommend her book to everyone looking to prevent cancer or support with a cancer diagnosis. She's worked with thousands of patients and has an incredible story of recovering from stage 4 cancer herself!