In this episode, we sit down with Lindsay Mitchell to discuss how to unlock the superpowers of your lost inner child. Lindsay shares her personal journey of healing and self-discovery, and offers insights on how to tap into the power and creativity...
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In this episode, we sit down with Lindsay Mitchell to discuss how to unlock the superpowers of your lost inner child. Lindsay shares her personal journey of healing and self-discovery, and offers insights on how to tap into the power and creativity of your inner child. Listen in for practical tips on how to connect with and nurture your inner child, and learn how this can lead to greater personal growth and fulfillment. Tune in now to learn how to unlock the superpowers of your lost inner child with Lindsay Mitchell.
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Michael: Unbroken Nation, what is up, my friends! I'm very excited to be back with you with my amazing friend and speaker at Unbroken Con Lindsay Mitchell. Lindsay, what's up my friend? How are things?
Lindsay: Hi. I'm happy to be here. Doing well, things are getting colder here in Austin. So, it's a fun time of year to hunker down and process some trauma.
Michael: If you didn't know, winter is trauma season. As we head into Unbroken Con, you know, people had asked me recently like, why did you choose to do this in December? Right after Thanksgiving, right before Christmas? I was like, oh, it only makes sense, this is the time where we as community, we need the most support, we need, the most advice, the most coaching, the most leadership. And I invited you to come and be a speaker, and I'm so happy that you've said yes because not only our conversation that we've had on a podcast mutually before in the past, but just watching what you've done built and create to help people really be able to get into that healing phase like I think about healers in the world and your absolutely one of them. And I know you're gonna be talking about unlocking the superpowers of your lost inner child, and what does that mean? Like what can people expect from you when we get into Unbroken Con this December 13th?
Lindsay: Yeah. So, kind of the lens that I'm going to bring to the conference is how the nervous system is impacted through experiences of your life that have been really traumatic, you know, childhood experiences. So, we have these different points in our lives where we memorize information and when we are experiencing traumas so, either big “T” like abuse and other traumatic situations or little “t” traumas kind of buildup of traumas we memorize that in our bodies, right? And that's how and why we're 30 plus years old and we're like, why am I dealing with this trauma response from what I experienced as a child? So basically, what I'm gonna do is kind of walk people through this process of what happens to our bodies and our brains and our nervous systems when we have experienced traumatic events in our lives, and how those traumatic events get memorized and then how they show up. So, it's more of understanding the nervous system's role in trauma and how we memorize it, and then taking some steps to create more resilience. And so that to me is always our superpower, is how we can connect with our sense of resiliency. And it's this process of kind of understanding how our nervous systems are impacted by trauma and then what we can do to shift and change how our nervous system responds in order to feel better and to make feeling good a habit again, and to do the things we want to with our lives. So, it's really gonna be that process of connecting with our natural resilience.
Michael: Yeah, I love that. And I'll say in my own journey, so much of the healing came really in healing my body, right? Figuring out why was I sick all the time? Why was I dealing with this? Why was I dealing with that? And then really getting into the somatic responses that we have and then recognizing like, man, there are these like incredible science back neuroplasticity techniques that we can use, that we can apply. And I know that's a big part of what you're going to be teaching us and that what we'll be diving into. But for people who are listening and they're like, man, I've been dealing with this for my whole life, I really don't think you guys can help me. I mean, I'll come and I'll join Unbroke Con, I'll watch, but like, how is this gonna actually benefit me? And I'm like, there's so much to this and I know that we don't have enough time to get in it to today and I'm wondering if you do as well, but I believe that you can heal your body.
Lindsay: Absolutely. I know that, and I've seen it time and time again. And I think what happens is when we're dealing with really chronic symptoms, like that's my specialty, I work with people who've been in chronic pain, have chronic anxiety, chronic fatigue, dizziness, these types of very physical symptoms. And we so easily can get caught up with the very physical nature of our symptoms and that physical body component, which, okay, yeah, our physical body is impacted. Right. I'm feeling that physical symptom. But then we dive deeper into the root cause, and often time your holistic practitioner will be like, oh, the root cause, its inflammation, right? And so, we weed out inflammatory foods, or we kind of take this process of decreasing inflammation in our lives. But where I go is, why are you inflamed? Why the inflammation? So, I take it that one step deeper and a lot of times it's a result of our brains and bodies being in this hypervigilant, hyper reactionary state as a result of traumatic events in our lives and how our bodies memorize trauma. So, it's not a bad thing, it's a protective mechanism. But what happens is if you're living in this response day in and day out, your body is responding like there's danger present, like there's a tiger in the room about ready to attack. So, if you are someone who has felt like they've seen every practitioner and done all the modalities, and they feel pretty hopeless at this point, we dive that much deeper to figure out why your body's responding in that inflammation. And then something that I love to do in my business and with clients is, decrease that stress response with really practical, tangible tools you can start to use in your day-to-day life to signal a new reality, a new signal of safety, breaking away from that well patterned stress response. And I'm not just talking about emotional psychological stress, I'm talking about physiological stress and how that's being communicated to your body, which is why the inflammation, the pain, the physical symptoms show up. So, once we learn to break that pattern, then we can start to see a shift to those physical symptoms. So that's what I'll be walking through, I'll give you some very practical tools you can start using to start shifting out of that stress response.
Michael: Yeah, I'm super excited about this. And if you haven't registered, go to unbrokencon.com. It's absolutely $0 to watch live and free December 13th through the 16th, we have other incredible speakers as well. And one of the things I was thinking about as you were talking is there's so many tools and modalities that I know that you have in your pocket, there's 0% chance way that at least in my opinion, and this is in my own learning style, like if I sat and watched you for an hour, 45 minutes, two hours, whatever it is, I know I'm gonna come back. I know I need more. I know I need to learn this and re-watch it and reabsorb it. And that's why we created the VIP option as well, so people can keep those recordings for life if they choose and it's only $47, it's massively affordable because I know when I have the podcast with you, I listen to our show like three times, I was like, oh my God, my brain is melting right now. And so, we want to make sure that it is accessible for people who want to keep those recordings forever but it's absolutely $0 to watch live with us for free, because I believe in education over everything. Lindsay, I'm curious, you know, thinking about, people ask me all the time, they're like, what do you think is the number one thing that has helped you heal in your life? And for me it's education. And I will say arguably above anything, if you look at my library, there's like 400 books over here, I think to myself education, education, education. What role do you think that education and learning plays in this healing journey? And why do you think that it's important for people to show up to events like this to change their lives?
Lindsay: I think we are in this new paradigm shift when it comes to healing and instead of kind of placing such high value on practitioners, doctors, these other healers. We have outsourced our healing for a very long time. And I think this paradigm shift, I think we're at the beginning of it, but I think it's continuing to happen and we're kind of diving into this new shift of what healing can look like. And I love it because it's putting you into the driver's seat of your own healing, which is why we're on Instagram, we're on social platforms, where on podcasts we're seeking information. And this is a great thing because it allows us to educate ourselves on who we are. We know ourselves better than anyone else, than any practitioner or any doctor knows you. And so, I think educating ourselves on these different topics is key, but then you integrate it, right? You apply it to your life and you integrate it into your own healing and we have this capacity for more healing, more tools, more application. And I think it's such a beautiful time that we have all of these really accessible modalities to us just at our fingertips with, you know, podcasts and books and all of the things that we have access to so ultimately, I'm such a fan because it puts you in the driver's seat of your own healing, and that's major when we feel empowered to be catalyst for change in our own healing journey, everything changes, right? And then we feel more motivated in our lives and we can achieve the goals we want to, and we feel better. And all of these things cascade as a result of creating the habit of educating yourself.
Michael: Yeah, I could not agree more. And I think about, you know, so much of what Think Unbroken is, it's about empowering people with the tools to be the hero of their own story. You know, I think going through my own health journey, having faced many, many opportunities to like see the light for life of a better way to phrase it, it was like when I took my health under my own control everything became different, but I needed people like you, Lindsay. I needed people like Anthony Trucks and like Jamie Bronstein and all these other incredible speakers who are gonna be at the event ‘cuz it dawned on me, I was like, I don't know anything and if I can go and learn from the people who know the thing, maybe my life can be different. Do you think that's played true in your life as well? Where like you've been able to learn from mentors and learn from people who have guided you and that's helped impact your life?
Lindsay: And I think everyone who is doing this and everyone who is speaking at this event, we've all gone through our own healing journey. I was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease and I am a medical practitioner. So having come from that background, I was like, oh, I know exactly the root to go down, but I came up against many hurdles and I wasn't seeing improvements and I had to deviate. And I think that's what a lot of us who are speaking, a lot of the audience who are showing up, we are sort of these rebels in the game of life and in the healing journey and we're like, we want all the information and we wanna figure out what works for us and that's really incredible. So that's what I did in my own healing journey in the process of that, you know, healing from a lot of childhood traumas and abuse and healing my physical body, recovering from Lyme disease. So, there's a lot that I had to do and overcome in order to get to where I am today. And it’s a beautiful part of the human experience, but I couldn't do it without all of the resources. So, when I went through my journey with Lyme, I was Googling, researching, you know, taking as many online courses as I could to just figure out what was going on, and that's how I ended up learning about the brain and the nervous system and the role that I had in a chronic illness and that was the game changer for my healing. So, I absolutely, oh, my healing and ultimately making a full recovery from Lyme disease to so many of the resources that I use, you know, Dr. Norman Doidge, Joe Dispenza, Candace Pert, all these incredible people who have so much information to share and then I took that information and applied it to my life, and that's exactly what the audience coming to this conference will be doing. So, I am so excited to see that happen.
Michael: Yeah. Same. And the list goes on and on and on, all of the amazing human beings who have spoken into my life, who have helped me transform, who have helped me do now the thing that I am doing, and we are doing together for thousands and thousands of people around the world. Again, guys, if you have not registered, go to unbrokencon.com it's absolutely free to watch and live on December 13th. Lindsay, my friend, I'm incredibly, incredibly excited to have you there. I thank you from the bottom, my heart. I look forward to seeing you there.
And Until Next Time.
My Friends, Be Unbroken.
We'll see at Unbroken Con.
Lindsay Mitchell is a super passionate human, lover of all things neuroscience, and the founder of Vital-Side. She works with people with chronic illness & chronic symptoms retrain the chronic stress response in the brain, so they can find freedom in their lives. Her training in medicine, work as an NLP practitioner, and experience with having recovered from Lyme disease helps her give people the tools they need to shift & change their symptoms in an empowering way. You can find free tips & tools on Instagram @myvitalside or join her Membership today at www.vital-side.com.