The Primal Happiness Show

This week's show is with Sean Merrick. As a Holistic and Functional Medicine Expert, with over 18 years of clinical & allied health experience, Sean utilises a unique approach to optimal health. He uncovers root causes of ailments in an exceptional way. He uses contemporary, 21st Century lab investigations to uncover insults hidden in the body. Also, he uniquely believes that there is a deeper correlation between stored emotions and illnesses. With lab results and a distinctive wisdom, Sean’s clients are able to detach from damaging stories and move towards optimal health. Sean not only coaches clients but he is counsel to many holistic practitioners worldwide.

In this week's show, we spoke about how and why our stored childhood experiences and stories affect us in struggles such as chronic pain and illnesses in the present - and what we can do to heal.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Our experience as adults is largely determined by our childhood selves - how we perceive and respond to the world is created by the imprinting of our 7 year old selves. Two people could experience the same event and their perception and response to it is largely determined by how they experienced the world as children.
  • Our disconnected, noisy society only hampers our healthy response to trauma further, if we could return into a connected and loving community after trauma we'd be affected by it in much less negative ways.
  • As Hippocrates said "All disease begins in the gut.” Our gut is the root to so much of our experience, emotions and how we respond to the world. Make the time to spend time with yourself and get to know yourself. Listen to your instincts, listen to your gut!
Direct download: Sean_Merrick_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 12:31pm EDT

This week's show is with Jorgen Rasmussen has seen clients professionally as an agent of change for twenty years, the first eight spent running an "Impossibles practice" with a 'no change, no pay' policy.

Having deeply explored NLP, hypnosis, non-duality teachings, developmental psychology and meditation, he is the Author of the books Provocative Hypnosis (2008) and Provocative Suggestions (2015).

In this show, Jorgen and I explored what really creates big changes in people and how Jorgen uses all kinds of weird and wonderful thought experiments, games and paradoxes as pointers to allow his clients to see something different that will create the desired change.

It's a corker of a show, Jorgen is a genius and also very funny, and I so appreciated this opportunity to explore his gem of a mind!


Direct download: Joergen_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 9:50am EDT

This week's show is with Maggie Minor who believes that what we surround ourselves with has a profound affect on our subconscious and that by simply making a few changes in our home décor we can uplift ourselves and open up our mind to new possibilities. She is the founder of Maggie Minor Designs, an online resource for colorful furniture and artwork, tips for making your home a more positive place, and consulting services to help you design a home that aligns with what you want.

In her former life, Maggie spent almost 15 years traveling the world…as a graduate student in Australia, a student and backpacker in Europe, a Peace Corps volunteer in Bulgaria and a humanitarian worker working in Asia and Africa. Her memoir, Adventures of a Curious Sculptor, recounts her long journey from adventurer to artist, and her appreciation for all of the beauty that surrounds us.

In this show we explored how and why what we look at in our homes and offices has a profound subconscious impact what we think about and therefore how we feel. There is a revolution going on right now about about food, spirituality, relationships, and exercise, but no one is really talking about curating what we look at everyday. 

Maggie would like to help people think more about how they create their environments with a special emphasis on things that they look at most. It’s a simple shift that can make a huge difference.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Humans throughout history have been wired to be impacted by their visual surroundings - it's imperative to our safety- whether it be to locate fruit (or remember where the poisonous ones are) or to hunt or avoid animals. Our environment is constantly being perceived via our senses and is in our awareness, whether we realise it or not - so we can either leave our environment to chance or we can curate environments that serve us.
  • Go around your house and ask yourself: "How do I want to feel in this room?" Look at each item in the room and decide whether it creates the feeling you want.
  • Easy starting points include: What do you look at first thing in the morning? What's giving you 'Should' messages? What do you see when you first enter your home? What do you see when you leave your home? Start with those places first.
Direct download: Maggie_Minor_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 11:39am EDT

This week's show is with Marina Pearson. Marina, is the No1 best-selling author of the multi-award winning book Goodbye Mr Ex, and international speaker. She supports professionals and entrepreneurs to transform all types of stress into effortless results and living through her coaching and events. She is known for catalysing busy and stressed entrepreneurs and professionals out of their stress and struggle into effortless results so they leave feeling at peace and free.

In this week's show, Marina shared how has recently broken up with her husband and father of her young son and has been going through the process of creating a new way of relating to and co-parenting with her ex-husband.  In essence, we talked how to have a healthy break-up.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • Even when we're in challenging period and it seems as though everything is dark and awful, we all have moments when we don't feel that way - when our thinking clears. It's so freeing to notice that because we understand that our experience isn't coming from the break-up but from our thoughts but our thoughts about the break-up. "We're not on a rollercoaster, we are the rollercoaster."
  • Everything's going to be fine, no matter what. Who we really are is always perfect and untouched by the stuff that's going on in our human lives. We all have the capacity to connect into the true self beneath the turmoil.  We have innate resilience, we are never broken or f*cked up
  • There's a universal force thats constantly rearranging things - in ways that we can perceive as being good and lucky and in ways that we can perceive as being bad and unlucky but really it's not personal, it's just life unfolding as it does.
  • In any relationship, the other person's level of awareness or state of mind is largely irrelevant  to your experience of it - for example, Marina described how her own level of awareness was key to how she experienced the break-up.
Direct download: Marina_Pearson_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 11:31am EDT

This week's show is with Kat Courtney, an Afterlife Coach. Kat first received the term "Afterlife Coach" after one of the many times she experienced death. She had been working as a Spiritual Life Coach and Shamanic Apprentice for a decade, and felt that her life's purpose was still a little. . . off. As she sat in her 999th or so Ayahuasca ceremony, it dawned on her that there are three things she love most in this world: Connection to soul, Ayahuasca, and death.

After the craziest of journeys with this medicine, she finally realised she was not meant to be an Ayahuasquera - she was meant to be the before and after guide. She also works with people in hospice. She adores shadow work. She's in love with death. Ayahuasca only made that a deeper calling and understanding.

Kat's been on the show twice before and was so fabulous we had to get her back on to talk about one of her favourite topics: Ayahuasca itself! We explored the history of Ayahuasca and other plant medicines, the active component DMT (also known as 'the spirit molecule') and its role in the human body and what this could help us to understand about the subconscious and universal consciousness. All in all, it's a deeply fascinating show!

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • The active component in Ayahuasca is DMT - which is present in our pituitary gland and shows up in dreams and as we die. It's known as the 'spirit molecule' because it seems to allow us to access the space of universal consciousness.
  • Deeply understanding and fully experiencing our deeply held traumas, baggage and pain allows us to move on - as Kat said: We need to feel to heal.
  • It's important to be and feel safe whenever we're accessing a space of complete openness. In Ayahuasca ceremonies this is the role of the shaman, in other situations a different form of safety and guidance would be more appropropriate but regardless it’s a necessary aspect of this kind of absolute openness.
Direct download: Kat_Aya_mixdown.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 7:10am EDT