Dr. Emma Whelpton is a Doctor of Chiropractic, a breathwork facilitator and a yoga instructor. If I had to sum up this episode, it would be about the unspoken energetics of healing.
Both Dr. Emma and I could come at this topic from the perspective of ‘what are all the things we can do TO the body to initiate healing’, but the real power we each hold is to deeply attune to the strength and wisdom that our bodies already have within – and leverage that.
Dr. Emma shares so many pearls of wisdom in this conversation – not just mindset nuggets, but also practical strategies that you can start to do more of in your life to help shift and change the felt experience in your body.
No one heals you. You heal you – and for most of us, we have yet to establish a conscious relationship with our inside healer.
In this episode:
- Dr. Emma’s divinely guided journey to spirituality and health when she moved from Canada to Alabama at a young age.
- The truth of healing and how it is not simply happening on the physical plane.
- The role that energy has in every aspect of our lives and how you can better attune to what is happening within yourself by establishing a closer relationship with this part of you.
- A mindset shift: small changes are often the most powerful. Not feeling like you need to change ‘everything’ to overhaul your health or make a difference in your body.
- It’s not what you do once – it’s what you do repeatedly that moves the needle. Consistency trumps intensity every day of the week.
- The advice Dr. Emma shares with her patients and clients in practice.
- When a person is in pain, jumping into healing can be difficult and overwhelming. Answering the question, “where do I start?”
- The power of breath and how it can change the tone of the nervous system to a place of enhanced healing and peace.
- Cold plunging: why she dislikes it and why Dr. Emma makes it a part of her routine [BTW … it’s not just about the physiological benefit on the body].
Quotes from Dr. Emma Whelpton:
- “Science is just supporting what yoga has been doing forever.”
- “Healing is more than what shows up on a 1 to 10 pain scale.”
- “Community and support are usually so overlooked when it comes to healing.”
- “The belief that you need something externally to heal internally is wrong.”
- “Consistency trumps intensity.”
- “Every choice that you make leads to a result – good or bad.”
- “We heal through our nervous system.”
- “I put myself in moments of discomfort so in moments of stress I can find comfort.”
- “There is transformation when you get past the discomfort of being in cold water.”
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Dr. Emma’s bio:
Dr. Emma Whelpton is a Doctor of Chiropractic (York Region, Ontario Canada), a breathwork facilitator and certified Yoga Instructor.
Dr. Emma has many offerings including an online yoga + movement platform and a course for women who experience back pain – The Yoga + Method.
Dr. Emma is also a toxic-free advocate, educator, and avid-mover. She wants her patients to move better, breathe deeper and know that you have all the answers within.