Tue, 14 August 2018
Innate wellbeing - how to sift the truth from the myths. A Happy Hour Conversation with Ryan Simbai Jenkins
This week's show is with Ryan Simbai Jenkins, who was born and raised in Papua New Guinea to a medical anthropologist mother and professional musician and photographer father. He's a U.S citizen but has lived in France, Bangladesh, Australia, The U.S.A, Cambodia, Thailand, The Netherlands and Spain He attended the Duke Ellington High School for the Arts in Washington D.C and later the Rotterdam Conservatory (CODARTS) in The Netherlands to study music.
During a particularly stressful period in his studies, he injured his hand while performing. After a long period of attempting to heal the injury through more conventional therapies, he learned self-hypnosis and almost instantly totally recovered his ability to play music! This led to an intense fascination and deep study and practice of meditation and self-hypnosis, NLP, coaching, different psychological modalities and diverse fields of personal development.
His love of this field comes from the profound personal transformations he has experienced in his own life and those of his clients. He currently runs a hypnotherapy/change work practice in Barcelona Spain where he has lived for the last 7 years and is explores the boundaries of performance, therapy and coaching with people from all walks of life. In this conversation, we spoke about the incredibly fascinating topic of 'innate wellbeing'.
It's something that's spoken about a lot in various spiritual and rewilding communities I've been part of and of course, is very much something that we're pointing to with our work at Primal Happiness. So Ryan and I dived deep into what 'innate wellbeing' really means, what's true about it, and what's not. This was such an interesting show - with so much food for thought!