Episode 112: Using Movement to Melt Stress and Get Into a Flow State with Sharmeen Bhanji-Abeysinghe

In this episode, Dr. Lisa talks with Embodied Intuitive Movement coach Sharmeen Abeysinghe about the importance of connecting to your body sensations and your inner child to help let go of stress and overwhelm. Sharmeen shares some valuable movement exercises you can experience to shift your emotional state within a few minutes..

Sharmeen Abeysinghe previously discussed listening to your body with Dr. Lisa in Episode 79

Sharmeen Bhanji-Abeysinghe is the Embodied Intuitive Movement Coach who offers opportunities to align your physical, emotional and energetic body so that you can step into your unapologetic, fullest expression of Self. After finding freedom from the grips of childhood and complex trauma stemming from toxic people & environments, Sharmeen has since been supporting others looking to release the effects of toxicity (past or present), gain emotional resilience, inner strength, unshakable confidence & better posture, through her business, My Aligned Life.  

Sharmeen’s life before nurturing and coaching others to free themselves from the effects of chronic stress & toxicity, was that of a registered early childhood educator. Her knowledge of human development, particularly the impact of childhood experiences on the development of human behaviours, beliefs, and emotional wounding, is an absolute asset to her life’s calling helping others. She is the mother of two brilliant school-aged boys and is in a committed loving relationship of over twenty years with her loving and supportive husband, Sanka. 

In this episode, we cover:

  • Connecting to your body sensations, building trust with your inner child and knowing what your body needs next
  • How you can use your body position and movement to shift your emotional state quickly
    • Shake it out
    • Tapping or Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
    • Shifting your perspective by getting on the floor
    • Open your heart space by squeezing your shoulder blades
  • Finding the right movement for the state your child is in
    • Colouring or drawing
    • Walk
    • Dance party
  • How you can quickly get into flow state
  • Dealing with chronic pain as both a physical and psychosomatic experience

You can connect with Sharmeen at www.myalignedlife.ca or on Instagram @my_aligned_life to book a complimentary Feel it to Believe it session. 

Check out the Movement Melts Stress video guide HERE.

Today’s Mama Must Have:

Sharmeen loves her alone time, even when she’s running errands or picking up take-out.

Dr. Lisa is a big fan of the Ultima Hydration replenisher with a few drops of doTerra grapefruit essential oil.

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Disclaimer: The information provided in this presentation is not meant to replace treatment with a licensed health care practitioner. It is for informational purposes only. Consult with a Naturopathic Doctor or other licensed health care professional to determine which treatments are safe for you.

Episode 79: Listen to Your Body: Embodied Intuitive Movement with Sharmeen Abeysinghe

In this episode, Dr. Lisa talks with Embodied Intuitive Movement coach Sharmeen Abeysinghe about how to listen to your body and tap into your intuition so you can respond better to your emotions. Learn how the development of your nervous system is linked to how you parent and interact with your kids. They also discuss how to release emotions through movement and how to pause before reacting to your kids. Included is a 5-minute “movement snack” to get you grounded and focused.

Sharmeen Abeysinghe is the mom of 2 boys and an Embodied Intuitive Movement Coach for emotional resilience.  Her areas of focus are the interplay between the body, brain, emotional & energetic self; and how we can influence these through movement. Having experienced developmental trauma growing up, and complex trauma in adulthood, Sharmeen has a deep understanding of how trauma can shape your life.  While being an educator for nineteen years, she is adept at simplifying complex information so that it is not only easily digestible but fun as well! Sharmeen is an advocate of mental & emotional health for all and in herself finds this through movement.  

In this episode, we cover:

  • How emotional releases can happen through movement, since emotions and trauma can be held in your body
  • How you can tap into your intuition and listen to what your body is telling you
  • The importance of paying attention to your breath and sensations in your body
  • How you can retrain yourself to associate different body sensations with fun and excitement instead of anxiety and fear
  • How to observe your emotions and lengthen the pause to stay calm and collected instead of reacting and yelling at your kids
  • The link between the development of your nervous system and how you respond to your kids 
  • Different ways to inject play and movement into your day
  • A five minute movement snack

You can connect with Sharmeen at https://www.myalignedlife.ca/ and on Instagram

Find out more information about Sharmeen’s webinar at https://www.myalignedlife.ca/services/webinars/

This Week’s Mama Must Have:

Dr. Lisa is a big fan of cold water at the end of her showers for hydrotherapy.

Sharmeen loves to wear shorts with dresses so she can still move and feel comfortable while wearing what she wants.

Dr. Toni’s next HypnoBirthing info session for expecting parents looking to decrease fear and anxiety around labour and birth is happening on July 19. Join her at https://www.hypnobirthingcalgary.com/register

Dr. Lisa is one of the Experts speaking during the Mom Halo’s Body Talk Inside and Out event on tues June 29th at 7:30pm. Sign up link in her instagram bio and you can register HERE.

Dr. Lisa’s Wild Collective in Fall 2021: get on the waitlist: wildcollectivetoronto.com

Email us or connect with us on  Facebook  and  Instagram

We’d love you to subscribe, leave us a review and a 5-star rating if you enjoyed this episode.

Please tell your perimenopausal mama friends about us, too!

Stay safe and healthy everyone!

Disclaimer: The information provided is not meant to replace treatment with a licensed health care practitioner. It is for informational purposes only. Consult with a Naturopathic Doctor or other licensed health care professional to determine which treatments are safe for you.