Stress Management, Trauma Healing and Developing Resiliency with Emily Hightower

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Episode 25

In the latest episode, I speak with Emily Hightower Founder and Resilience Coach at Intrinsic Way located in Carbondale Colorado. Where Emily and team equip and empower high performers, first responder and those who also have trauma exposure to become steady, empowered, rested and ready to handle stress.

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

– Stress Management Through Breathwork

– Trauma Healing

– Leveraging Physical Activity as Healing Process

– Assess vs. Evaluation

– Risk is a Requirement for Healing

– Take Ownership of Your Emotions

– Developing Resiliency

– Pushing Through Fear

– Military Trauma Support

Instagram: @intrinsicway




Research Papers on Breath & Hormones

The Body Keeps the Score

Somatics: Reawakening The Mind’s Control Of Movement, Flexibility, And Health


Chris Stapleton

Grateful Dead


Chili Peppers

Favorite R&R:

Yoga Nidra


Skill of Stress Course




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On The Rest & Recovery Podcast, you will learn from some of the foremost professionals and experts on the best ways to help you rest & recover. My hope is that you can bring your best self to life in your fitness pursuits, marriage, or as a parent to ensure your one life is lived well. The idea of the podcast came from a personal mission to help bring my best self to all things in my life.

My initial goal was to improve on my fitness pursuits as an endurance runner. However, as I began to examine the various components of my life, I realized some of the challenges started with some bad habits dating back to my 20’s. I would just keep going to work, college, and into late nights with friends with little sleep or consideration for the effects it was having on my body, mind, and spirit. It would always catch up with me and I would end up sick. This didn’t really stop over the years…the burn-out…it just occurred for different reasons.
Yes, I matured…a little… yet now I was married and a growing family with 3 little girls, a corporate job and still trying to pursue endurance sport’s goals. Up until a few years ago, I burned out in every way possible - physically and emotionally and mentally to the point I went into a season of ambiguity, indifference under performance devolving into depression. Since then, I have been on a journey to reclaim my life for myself and my family. This helped me learn about a variety of influencers that can help enable the proper level of rest and recovery to ensure I could show up with strength and stability.

My hope is my personal discovery story, along with the people from all walks of life discussing the various approaches, will lead you to the proper rest and recovery. So join me in the journey to learn how to live this one life to the fullest!