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Align Podcast: The Meaning of Being Human, Overcoming Trauma and Learning to Say ‘I Don’t Know’

Align podcast with Boyd Varty

In this episode of the Align Podcast, Boyd tells us how African safaris can relate to the journey into our own lives. He also emphasizes how important it is to connect with nature for our personal well-being, especially in a world where technology is dehumanizing us on many levels. Boyd shares his personal experience with trauma and how he embarked on a healing journey through transformational practices and doing the work. Join us as we discuss what it means to be human, how to live towards the feeling and giving into the idea of “I don’t know”.

What we discussed in the episode:

  • 02:18 Deep Breathe might help you.
  • 06:50 Who is Boyd Varty?
  • 18:15 Awareness looking at itself as a separate point of awareness.
  • 30:33 If I’m not busy, I get depressed.
  • 32:26 The Deep dark, unconscious aspects of yourself will be made manifest in your material world.
  • 36:33 Ceremony Work
  • 49:16 How do we like to lead someone into more depth within ourselves?
  • 01:02:02 The kudu is really travelling with me.
  • 01:10:13 What is the evolutionary function of distrust, chronic comparison, and alienation from oneself and nature?
  • 01:15:22 What are some natural lifestyle choices that can help soothe the nervous system in a modern world?

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Skinny Confidential – How To Heal Your Trauma & Find The Track Of Your Life

A podcast with The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast

On today’s episode we are joined by wildlife and literacy activist Boyd Varty, author of the memoir Cathedral of the Wild, and recently The Lion Trackers Guide To Life. Boyd joins the show today to discuss how we can learn to connect with nature more to heal our trauma and find the track of our life.

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The World Village: Notes from a Road Dog #1

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“I’m still tingling from my in-depth, heart-opening conversation with Boyd Varty, a true man-of-the-earth whose book, “The Lion Tracker’s Guide to Life,” I ravaged through last week in eager anticipation of this recording.

Boyd Varty grew up on the verdant plains of a South African safari, within touching distance of the epic wildlife most of us only catch glimpses of on 2D screens. As a lion tracker, Boyd has studied the movements and mindset of the animal kingdom in a way I have never encountered before. He’s articulately folded the truths from the bush into the human experience, using his background to explore trauma – both for himself and as a facilitator for others – in sacred ceremonies.

Medicine flows through this man, and this raw, meaty, wild ride of an episode is as enlightening as it is emotional. ” ~ Luke Storey