In this enlightening episode, Gabriel introduces us to his groundbreaking work as presented in his book, ‘Restorative Practices of Wellbeing: A Compendium of Restorative Practices (Connection Phenomenology).’ We’ll also delve into our latest publication, ‘The Original Fire’. Dive deeper into Gabriel’s pioneering endeavors at Restorative Practices.
Get ready for an enlightening journey through time, from the roots of our ancestral past to the possibilities of our future. Gabriel expertly combines the latest in neurophysiology with time-honored awareness practices, mapping out a restorative path for the future of medicine. His approach expands the scope of understanding trauma, incorporating not only Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), but also the profound impact of social traumas such as racism, sexism, and other structural oppressions, as well as the often overlooked ecological trauma stemming from our disconnection with the natural world.
For the past two million years, humans have strived to foster thriving societies for their children, creating nurturing environments, or ‘developmental nests’. Gabriel illustrates how our cultural nests serve to connect us with ourselves, each other, and the Living World. When properly fostered, these connections can recalibrate the human nervous system, fostering a state of safety and connection that ignites our Connection System – the physiological wellspring of wellbeing and resilience.
Don’t miss this compelling dialogue. Discover how looking back to our origins can fuel our progress forward, amplifying our consciousness and mindfulness of our immense potential.