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Protecting Your NEST with Dr. Tony Hampton

Dec 9, 2022

Welcome to Protecting Your Nest with Dr. Tony Hampton. Dan Sykes is an entrepreneur, filmmaker, and bodyworker. He is a Systema Bodywork Instructor, certified by Mikhail Ryabko at Systema HQ – Moscow, Russia; as well as a Systema Martial Arts Instructor, Certified by Vladimir Vasiliev at Systema HQ – Toronto, Canada. He is also the author of Somatic Fanatic—a book about how training his nervous system with the masters helped him to overcome his midlife crisis.

In this discussion, Dr. Tony and Dan talk about:

  • (03:02) The meaning, purposes, and history of somatic training
  • (14:22) Why Dan chose to focus on somatic training as his life’s work
  • (24:22) How somatic training can help with outlook, mood, and mental health
  • (31:00) How Dan’s somatic training system works
  • (35:51) How to determine wether to being with vigorous or gentle training
  • (40:54) The process of progressing through somatic training, and what success looks like in somatic training
  • (46:40) Some of the methods employed in somatic training
  • (56:10) Wether it is possible to completely heal from trauma
  • (01:01:05) How somatic training fits into holistic health

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