In this episode guest Cat Kabira sits with Michael to talk about energy work. She shares the many realities of her past – trauma, an eating disorder, and discontentment – and how the energy work, yoga, and meditation practices changed her life. Having always lived with a deep understanding of energy in herself and others, she talks about the importance of making shifts and helping others understand through language what they are experiencing.
She describes the fields of energy that we experience – personal, with others, and then a collective greater field. She describes the personal field around us – the many shapes our fields can take and how they impact us. For some people the field is incredibly open and others very contracted. Then there is the field between two people in a relationship. Third is the greater field. And fourth is the healing field. She dives into how these fields exist and impact one another.
Cat also talks about her methodology with the physical body and the process of helping people connect to the liquid body sense that allows energy to move and flow. She uses textures, colors, and sounds to use art as a way to get out of the head and into the body.
One of many tips she shares in this episode, Cat emphasizes the importance of teachers, energy workers, and space holders to be grounded before going and teaching. There are so many elements that can impact the space holding and energetic field between teacher and student, so she shares that before teaching she takes a moment to sit, separate herself from the students, come into her center, and draw a circle both around her own field and the field of the space. She emphasizes that presence makes an impact.
Don’t miss this awesome episode with Cat!
- 00:00 Introduction
- 03:36 Cat Introduction
- 08:10 Energy Work with Children
- 11:11 Patterns with Parents
- 13:10 The term “energy work”
- 16:48 Cat’s Languaging
- 18:40 Orienting with our Bodies
- 20:55 The Field
- 25:00 Emotional States and our Fields
- 30:22 Michael’s Experience with Hands-On Adjustments
- 36:52 Supportive Language
- 40:00 Presence and Transmission of a Teacher
- 52:19 Difficulty of Allowing Things to Come Through
- 55:30 Boundaries When Teaching
- 59:50 Connecting with Cat
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YouTube: Cat Kabira