sleepwhisperer podcast030 – Rhythmic Movement For Great Sleep with Sonia Story
Sleepwhisperer Podcast

030 – Rhythmic Movement For Great Sleep with Sonia Story

Sonia Story developed the Brain and Sensory Foundations training for helping children, teens, and adults to overcome challenges using innate neurological-movements. These innate movements are used by parents, OTs, PTs, SLPs, mental health therapists, trauma specialists, educators, and health practitioners. Sonia was a presenter at the 2018 Autism One conference on how innate neuro-movements help with sensory issues. She trained directly with Harald Blomberg, MD and Moira Dempsey, and earned certifications to teach Rhythmic Movement Training and other movement courses. 

Her training courses are approved for professional continuing education for occupational therapists, physical therapists, and massage therapists. Sonia is the author of a white paper giving the relevance, rationale, and evidence basis for using these movements in OT and PT practice. Her work has been featured in the book, Almost Autism: Recovering Children from Sensory Processing Disorder, and in the books Special Ed Mom Survival Guide: How to prevail in the special education process and find life-long strategies for you and your child, and Same Journey, Different Paths, Stories of Auditory Processing Disorder.

Rhythmic Movement For Great Sleep

 

  • What led Sonia on this path to the fascinating world that you are now so dedicated to? 

 

  • How is trauma from early life a big part of your health and sleep? 

 

  • How does being free of anxiety change how controlling you are?

 

  • What are innate rhythmic and reflex movements? 

 

  • How can activity in certain primitive parts of the brain influence your personality creating patterns that do not serve you well?

 

  • What is the link between crawling and neurodevelopment?

 

  • What is a simple rhythmic movement that you can learn and use today?

 

  • How can rhythmic movements help you with fear and anxiety even if you are in a situation of threat?

 

  • How can you actually get someone to help you with rhythmic movement even if you struggle to do them yourself?

 

  • How are rhythmic movements connected to detoxification? 

 

  • This practice helps to keep the mind still. How do they support stress resilience? 

 

  • Why are they important for sleep?

 

  • How can someone start to integrate a practice of rhythmic movement on a daily basis to support their sleep?

For more on Sonia Story, you can follow her:

 

Website:  https://www.moveplaythrive.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/moveplaythrive

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moveplaythrive/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/moveplaythrive

https://www.pinterest.com/moveplaythrive/healing-adhd

https://www.pinterest.com/moveplaythrive/rhythmic-movement

https://www.pinterest.com/moveplaythrive/sensory-processing-issues/

Slides from the show are available at: 

Case Study Index:
https://www.moveplaythrive.com/images/pdf/Case_Studies_by_Category.pdf
Slides:
https://www.moveplaythrive.com/images/pdf/Sleep-Whisperer_Podcast.pdf
Brain and Sensory Foundations course information:
https://www.moveplaythrive.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=176

 

-For more on Deepa:

Deepa is a Yoga therapist for over two decades and a Functional Nutritionist for five. She brings together her experience in therapeutic & transformational yoga and deep learning in nutrition based on the principles of functional medicine to her practice Phytothrive. The focus has been on merging together the deep science of the functional world with the deep symbolism of ancient wisdom. She has a masterful understanding of the human anatomy with cohesive understanding of physiology to offer what can be classified as true bio-individual mind, body & spirit nutrition. Having a son with a rare adrenal condition gave her a deep insight into the working of the adrenals and the stress response, as it relates to all health and sleep.

Her articles have been shared by Dr Mark Hyman, MD, a 13 times NY Times Bestselling Author twice. She also gave the opening speech on Health Hacks at Amazon Web Services & YourStory HeathTech 2019 to heads of healthcare start-ups in India. Deepa has twenty years of experience in wellness, where she has focus on sleep nutrition, women’s health, detoxification, skin health and adrenal function. She is in the YourStory100 Digital Influencers Of 2020.

 

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💎 Get her newsletter on every vitamin and mineral and see what it does in your body: https://phytothrive.com

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💎Pinterest: https://in.pinterest.com/phytothrive/

💎YourStory Articles: https://yourstory.com/author/deepakannan 

💎YourStory 100 Digital Influencers 2020: https://yourstory.com/2020/12/yourstory-100-digital-influencers-2020 

To work with Deepa:

💎Write to: [email protected]

💎Write to: [email protected]

 

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#testimonial Deepa's detailed approach and calm demeanour makes you feel you are in the hands of a healer. She is extremely knowledgeable and I can lean on her expertise. She answered all my queries. Highly recommend Phytothrive. Deepa has extensive knowledge in functional nutrition and wholistic wellness - her approach is deep rooted and methodical. It was truly life changing for me! I have learned so much from Deepa. I am able to better understand the why's and how's of eating for a healthy mind and body. I had chronic inflammation, insomnia and pain when I started consulting with Deepa. These eight months have been therapeutic in so many ways. I do feel empowered by the knowledge and tools that Deepa has painstakingly explained through her detailed notes and chats. I am really grateful for her guidance.

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Truth is tricky. It’s so easy to try a new diet or protocol and slip into denial over symptoms that arise. A classic version of this is missing a period after intermittent fasting but trying to ignore it. For a woman your cycle is as vital in information as a lab test!⁣


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Have you tried a new diet or protocol and ever convinced yourself that it’s working for you just because you’ve lost a lot of weight? Weight loss has become the highest parameter of efficacy even when there is chaos happening within which can include and not limited to:⁣

💛Frequent headaches ⁣

☸️Dysfunctional cycle⁣

💮Low iron or B12 within few months⁣

💜Frequent fevers and coughs⁣

💛Bad skin⁣

☸️Poor quality of sleep even if you are sleeping nine hours⁣

💮Mood fluctuation that includes anger, sadness and overwhelm⁣


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Weight loss should not be enough if all this is happening as well. Health should come before anything else.⁣

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Fasting is great! But I’m seeing a lot of people who are unable to get benefits from this ancient practice. My guess is that this has a lot to do with sequence, present diet, level of stress and what’s happening within their body.⁣


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Some of the indications that the specific fasting approach you are following is not working for you are:⁣

💙Feeling more stressed and having poor resilience to stressors around you. This can include feeling weepy, angry or overwhelmed.⁣

💙Struggling with fatigue and forcing yourself to get through the fasting period irrespective of tiredness, dizziness or giddy.⁣

💙One of the greatest signs of impact is struggling with sleep. This can include inability to stay asleep and not being able to stay asleep for enough time.⁣

💙Not getting a period when you have always had a perfect cycle is a huge red flag. If your body thinks that it’s a state of emergency it shuts off reproductive function and you can miss ovulation and menstruation. I’ve actually heard women say they are happy about missing a cycle but this is really dangerous!⁣


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Does this mean fasting is not good? Far from it! I call the fasting approach that I use in practice as Strategic Fasting. This refers to using fasting techniques in specific ways at specific times with specific foods in the feeding window. It can be immensely therapeutic provided you bring it in correctly. ⁣




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