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The Full Potential Parenting Podcast with Alison Morris
10 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
The Importance of Grounding and Getting Grounded
Instead of staying with the swirling thoughts in your head, come back to your body and connect to the energies of the Earth by getting grounded and doing some grounding. Learn a few quick and easy ways to do both, even when the weather or other circumstances prevent you from being outside. You can teach these techniques to your children too!
12 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Helping Your Children Release What Isn't Theirs and Maintain Their Energetic Boundaries
Our children are energetically sensitive and many (most?) of them are feeling emotions that aren't even theirs. Learn easy tools you can teach or use on your children to help them release what doesn't belong to them and to help them maintain their own energetic boundaries going forward so they don't need to struggle with emotions that don't belong to them.
14 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
The Miraculous Microbiome (Part 2)
Surprise! It turns out that, from one perspective, we're more microbes than we are human. Get some basic facts about the microbiome, learn why the microbiome is key to not just immune health, but also mood and overall health, and find out easy ways to increase the diversity of the "good" microorganisms in your and your children's bodies..
10 minutes | Mar 31, 2020
A Higher Perspective on Microbial Life: The Microbiome Part 1
Why do bacteria, viruses, and fungi exist? What role do they play? In this episode you're invited to take a higher perspective on the intricate web of life on Earth and how moving out of fear of microorganisms (and even being grateful for them) might be helpful in returning us to a more balanced place.
13 minutes | Mar 26, 2020
Neuroception and Signals of Safety and Threat
If your child doesn't feel safe, they can't concentrate, listen, or "make good choices". Learn about a key sensory system that is always assessing whether there's danger in the environment, and some of the surprising cues of threat your child may be picking up on.
12 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
The Three Priorities of the Nervous System
Everyone should be familiar with some nervous system fundamentals. Get to know the basics of The Polyvagal Theory by Dr. Stephen Porges, and learn the three major priorities of the nervous system. When you understand the main "jobs" of the nervous system and the order in which they developed (and go offline), you'll be in a better position to understand your child's behaviors and your own.
7 minutes | Mar 18, 2020
Two Easy Energy Techniques to Strengthen the Immune System
Strengthen your immune system using two quick and easy techniques from Eden Energy Medicine, and then teach your children how to use them as well! Learn the Thymus Thump and how to encourage your lymphatic system to get moving. Both techniques take almost no time and can be used multiple times a day.
4 minutes | Mar 18, 2020
Emotional First Aid for Children: A Book Review
Grab your copy of this important book by Deborah Miller and Jondi Whitis, packed full of important and useful information about how to help our children (after first helping ourselves) in troubling times. You'll get practical explanations of how going through traumatic experiences can affect us and learn ways to help soothe and calm that often work very quickly. To watch an interview with Jondi Whitis where she shares some of the techniques in the book, visit https://youtu.be/JLa2sDCmVmw
8 minutes | Mar 12, 2020
Understanding Trauma Part 2
Shifting the question from "What's wrong with you?" to "What happened to you?" is a step in the right direction but still doesn't go far enough. Find out why in Part 2 in the Understanding Trauma series
5 minutes | Mar 10, 2020
A Quick Way to Turn on Your Calm
When we get stressed out we're not open to true social engagement because our nervous systems are primed for threats. Learn another quick way to put the break on the fight or flight (sympathetic nervous system) response and engage the parasympathetic system so you're ready to interact with your child, your partner, or your colleagues. This quick exercise was designed by Stanley Rosenberg and can be found in his book, Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve.
8 minutes | Mar 5, 2020
Beyond Behaviors: A Book Review
Learn why every parent, teacher, and therapist - heck, anyone who works with or interacts with children - should read this fabulous book by Dr. Mona Delahooke about why we need to look beyond (below) behaviors to understand what's really going on with our children and why they are behaving the way they are.
8 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
How to Tap to Feel Better Fast
Learn a short EFT Tapping routine to quickly release stress from your body. Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT or Tapping) has been proven to reduce cortisol levels, send calming signals to the brain, and change brain wave states. It can be learned quickly and can be used anytime, anywhere, at no cost.
5 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
Most of us (75-80%) are deficient in this critical mineral that helps regulate stress. Find out why and what you can do to easily and inexpensively boost your and your children's levels. DISCLAIMER: I am not a licensed medical professional. If you have questions about your magnesium levels or about the best way to increase them, please consult with a nutritionist, functional medical doctor or other holistic or integrative physician.
10 minutes | Feb 25, 2020
Understanding Trauma Part 1
There's a lot of talk about trauma lately, but what is trauma, anyway? This episode presents the first of a series addressing aspects of of the complex topic of trauma as it pertains to parents and our children. In this episode we'll look at different kinds of trauma and get clear on the types of trauma that have likely had the greatest impact on you and your family.
7 minutes | Feb 22, 2020
The Deepest Well: A Book Review
Find out why it'll be worth your while to read Dr. Nadine Burke Harris's book The Deepest Well. Dr. Burke Harris is the first-ever Surgeon General for the State of California and has one of the most popular TED talks of all time. This book is her recounting of her work in one of the poorest neighborhoods in San Francisco, her connecting the dots between Adverse Childhood Experiences and poor health (emotional, behavioral, and physical), and her work to start to implement screening and treatment in the face of opposition from some members in the local community and some in the medical community.
6 minutes | Feb 22, 2020
An Exhale Away From Calm
How often have you been told to "just take a breath" when you're feeling anxious or angry? The problem is, some kinds of breathing can actually leave you feeling even more activated. Tune in to learn a simple breathing technique to turn off your stress response and turn on your calm.
10 minutes | Feb 19, 2020
Introduction: My Story and What This Podcast is All About
Welcome! In this first episode you'll be introduced to your host, Alison Morris, of Full Potential Parenting, learn a bit about her own parenting journey and how her views on healing have evolved over the years, and get more details about what this podcast is all about.
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