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Sacred Psychology with Tamara Powell, LMHC

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Feb 18, 2019

This week I’ve teamed up with Dr. Stacey Shelby, the enigmatic author of "Tracking the Wild Woman Archetype: A Guide to Becoming a Whole, In-Divisible Woman" to talk about sacred sexuality and how women in society can reacquaint themselves with their Wild Woman.

We dish DEEP on how self-identity takes a major shift later in life and how making space for what some might consider “hippy BS” could teach your heart to orgasm too.

In this podversation:

  • 3:50: Making learning more accessible to women of all backgrounds
  • 5:45: Her book: Tracking the Wild Woman Archetype: A Guide to Becoming a Whole Indivisible Woman
  • 6:00: What is the Wild Woman Archetype?
  • 9:09: Grounding our Wild Woman into our physical bodies and what that means
  • 10:38: Can we as women fully connect with our Wild Woman in today’s society?
  • 12:45: Embracing the tension of the search for the Wild Woman within us
  • 13:49: Important shit!
  • 16:02: How to navigate our autonomy and our connection to something bigger
  • 20:15: The quintessential paradox of love
  • 21:32: Sacred Sexuality and Conscious Relationships of the Wild Woman Archetype
  • 27:40: Not loving by default
  • 31:16: Making space for the best sex
  • 34:44: All sex as sacred and finding ecstasy in the heart and genitals
  • 37:05: The importance of the profane
  • 38:37: Challenges of polyamory and conscious non-monogamy
  • 42:53: Possessiveness vs. Jealousy
  • 45:51: Chasing the high vs. sinking into the soul
  • 49:26: The common denominator of successful relationships
  • 50:57: “If we’re wanting to live a soulful, purposeful, rich life follow love. Soul will always follow love.”

Meet Dr. Stacey Shelby:

Stacey Shelby, Ph.D., is an author, speaker and depth psychotherapist. She is also a Registered Clinical Counselor (RCC) in Canada, a certified clinical dream tender, and she has studied in Indigenous medicines and yoga traditions.

She holds a masters and Ph.D. in Depth Psychology with a specialization in Jungian and Archetypal Studies. Dr. Shelby has a thriving clinical practice in Squamish, British Columbia, where she works with adults in various stages of personal transformation in person and via internet.

She is gifted at working with the symbolic language of the soul and she is dedicated to honoring the soul as it presents in the lived experience of daily life.

Connect with her further at: DrStaceyShelby.com

Feb 4, 2019

In this podversation:

I teamed back up with the incomparable LCDR Jamie Sorenson whom you might remember from Season 3 Episode 1- Why You Tried to Kill Yourself, to answer some really common relationship questions collected from listeners.

Two mental health practitioners for the price of one! And since we don't always agree, you're getting a pluralistic perspective on issues many are afraid to ask about.

  1. 2:52 - How do I know if someone is into me?
  2. 7:03 - What do I do about my partners jealousy?
  3. 13:04 - I want to have kids she does not. Can the relationship work?
  4. 19:10 - We just started dating and she already wants to spend less time together. What does that mean?
  5. 23:49 - How do we stop fighting over religion?
  6. 33:33 - Do you believe in soulmates?
  7. 38:58 - Am I ever going to meet someone?
  8. 43:54 - Do you have premonitions about a partner? Like the song …"I knew I loved you before I met you."
  9. 45:29 - What level of privacy is OK in relationships?
  10. 50:23 - I feel like I can't do things spontaneously like have a friend over or go out. I feel like I have to ask permission first and when do have people over or go out, I feel like I have to tip-toe around telling him this is what I'm planning. If we don't talk about it before hand he grumbles and then I feel like I have to tip-toe even more. How can I better approach this?
  11. 56:30 - "How to know when a partner’s request for photographic "material" becomes concerning. Is it ever normal, or is it a definite sign of sexual addiction?"
  12. 1:07:20 - "How do you best handle intimacy after taking a loving look at and un-packing trauma, when your ideas around it transform and change?"
  13. 1:13:09 - "My wife wants an open relationship and I want to complete fidelity. Should we get a divorce?"
  14. 1:24:30 - "I am poly curious (did I just make that up?), and husband says hell no and now I feel ashamed for even suggesting it. What now?"
  15. 1:25:50 - "Navigating your partner's jealousy and possessiveness as someone with a lot of muchness, who likes to share herself with others and have the freedom to share and receive unlabeled affection and intimacy with many people, not just one."

Additional Resources Mentioned:

Meet LCDR Jamie Sorenson

Why You Tried To Kill Yourself book

Jamie is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who is currently serving as the embedded Mental Health Provider at Command Submarine Squadron 11 out in San Diego CA, providing mental health treatment, education, consultation and much more to all the of sailors and submariners attached to that division.

Her awards include the Navy-Marine Corp Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, & the Navy Achievement Medal with one gold star. She also was also honored as the Psychiatric Advanced Practice Mental Health Nurse of the Year in 2013 by San Diego Psychiatric Nursing Society.

She wrote & published the book “Why You Tried to Kill Yourself” in 2017. Her newest book, "Single, Pitiful and Unlovable...Yeah Right!" is available on Amazon.

As if that weren’t enough, Jamie has completed over 80 whole/half marathons! She’s an avid traveler and animal lover.

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