Understanding how trauma contributes to a chronically dysregulated nervous system
Tools and techniques for understanding and regulating your nervous system
A somatic approach to the nervous system that makes clear the undeniable connection between the brain and the body
Using our nervous system as a center for wisdom to grow healthy relationships and set boundaries in unhealthy relationships
Embracing anxiety as a signal we can work with to re-regulate our nervous system and build resilience toward stressors
A critical part of nervous system integration and regulation is good quality rest including sleep
Functional medicine approaches to nervous system regulation and support
Meet Your Hosts
Alex is the founder of Conscious Life, and co-host of the world leading Super Conference series. He is also founder of The Optimum Health Clinic, one of the world’s leading integrative medicine clinics, which has a team of 25 full time practitioners supporting thousands of patients in 50+ countries.
Alex is an immensely experienced psychology practitioner, having delivered more than 10,000 consultations. He has also led the Therapeutic Coaching practitioner programme since 2005, training the next generation of psychology practitioners. Since March 2020, Alex has been documenting his therapeutic work with real life patients via his In Therapy with Alex Howard YouTube series.
Alex has published research in journals such as the British Medical Journal Open and Psychology and Health and is the author of two books, Why ME? and Decode Your Fatigue (published by Hay House). His third book, featuring his work on trauma, is being published in September 2023.
Meagen Gibson is the Chief Content Officer of Conscious Life. Her career includes award-winning journalist, educator and entrepreneur. Meagen’s enthusiasm and energy for personal development led her to take the leadership role at Conscious Life.
Meagen is passionate about taking complex concepts and distilling them down to simple, accessible applications we can use to take action in our everyday lives.
Meagen is an experienced teacher, facilitator, and speaker on the subjects of journalism, entrepreneurship, film and video as well as improv.
Her previous television work in the U.S. includes The Voice and Who Do You Think You Are.
Most recently, Meagen co-created and directed the series, How I Created A Cult, for Conscious Life. The series is currently available on Amazon Prime and Apple TV in North America.
Jaï Bristow (previously known as Jaia Bristow) is a multiethnic queer disabled content creator, group facilitator and public speaker. They are a diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI) consultant and offer in person and online workshops on power, privilege and prejudice, with the objective of raising awareness of and finding freedom from oppressive outer and inner structures. They host a number of online summits and are the creator of Beyond Boxes with Jaï Bristow, a podcast and youtube channel exploring labels and identity.
Jaï has been working in events and media production since 2010 and hosting groups around social identity since 2016, focusing on gender, race, sexuality, class and disability. Their work is inspired by their own life experiences as well as mindfulness, inquiry and NVC tools. They have been practicing meditation since childhood, been a student of the Diamond Approach since 2016, which brings together ancient spiritual practices with modern psychology and inquiry methods, and been training in nonviolent communication (NVC) since 2018.
Kirsty became CEO of OHC in 2020 after a decade of working within various departments within the organisation, including formerly as Director of Nutrition. Previously having worked in executive recruitment for 10 years, her interest in nutrition began as a consequence of health issues experienced by her own daughter, and her own mother's struggles with M.E/CFS.
Following her graduation in Nutritional Therapy, Kirsty embraced a number of different and exciting career opportunities through the establishment of her own nutrition clinic, which saw her undertake a number of nutrition roles within the professional sports arena. This included working as a Nutritional Therapist at St George’s Park National Football Centre and also for the League Managers Association, assessing and advising football managers and elite athletes on health, energy provision and injury recovery. Kirsty also worked as Lead Nutritional Therapist at Derby County Football Club, establishing an umbrella nutrition strategy for the club, in addition to providing one-to-one nutrition plans for all players.
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