Dr. Marti Glenn is dedicated to helping people transform their lives. As co-founder and Clinical Director of Ryzio Institute, she conducts professional trainings and intensive retreats that make it possible for anyone to move beyond coping into thriving.
An award-winning and pioneering psychotherapist and educator, Marti has served as founder and CEO of a number of successful companies and non-profit organizations. Marti is the founding president of the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute – a Masters level program for psychotherapists.
In this video, Marti and I discuss:
The importance of EMOTIONAL PRESENCE
We breakdown what emotional presence means, and why it is KEY to raising healthy and resilient children
We then breakdown the science behind this practice and how to start TODAY – It is never too late to give yourself and your children more connection, safety and LOVE!
Epigenetics, Polyvagal, Neuroscience all come to the same conclusion –
We need three things to transform our lives:
1. An experience/feeling of safety
2. An experience of who you truly are
3. This experience to be witnessed by a caring other
The importance of the VAGUS NERVE in human development – and why we need to nurture this to feel safe in our bodies
You cannot give your kids what your parents did not give you – unless you work to CHANGE THIS
What is emotional presence? Emotional presence requires slowing down, coming into our hearts, making eye contact, listening inside
EYE CONTACT produces oxytocin – love hormone (opposes cortisol)
Physical and emotional safety are different things
We are hungry for contact and connection
Emotional connection can only happen when you slow down, breathe, and get into your body
There is a massive hunger for love and connection in our world right now
We CANNOT FILL THAT LONELY EMPTY UNWORTHY SPOT – from the outside –people or things, busyness/distraction!
When we don’t have the emotional safety – we tend to close our hearts off to the same connection we actually all need as humans to THRIVE
Why we struggle with emotional intimacy – HUGE EPIDEMIC
The more we get present to ourselves the more we can connect to others
It’s NEVER TOO LATE
How to learn more about the things mentioned in this episode:
QUOTES TO FILL YOUR SOUL from Dr. Marti Glenn:
“If I slow down, I can move faster”
“We need to learn how to bring LOVE into every aspect of life”
“If I was not safe to show up in my family and be all of who I am, then we turn our cup upside-down”
“Mindfulness and awareness give us choice”
“Show up, be present, love as much as I can and do whatever is in front of me”
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