Resiliency & Body Wisdom With Jane Clapp

In this episode I talk with embodied resilience & trauma recovery coach, Jane Clapp.  

Jane has a wide-ranging background, so we talk about finding what's juicy in your practice, embodied boundaries, and learning to trust your system.

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  • On differentiating between adaptive stress and maladaptive stress [7:06]

  • Jane explains how a shift in your state of being can help tackle difficult tasks [8:35]

  • Turning on social engagement and experience joy with your body for post-traumatic growth [10:24]

  • Move for fun and celebrate the small victories [13:23]

  • Capitalism and its relation to our body [16:20]

  • On the lack of diversity in defining resilience and how it manifests differently for different people [18:30]

  • Creating more access to movement and play [19:50]

  • The moment that Jane realizes there’s something broken about the way that she was working [26:57]

  • Movements that you love and find fun counts [29:47]

  • On embodied boundaries and feeling empowered [33:50]

  • Jane’s experience on her super rare autoimmune disease that got her interested in the impact of trauma, childhood trauma, and neglect [38:34]

  • Jane learning about herself through riding horses [42:45]

Select Nuggets:


“When we feel in our brains and in our bodies that we got this, the way we move changes, our ability to engage and connect with other people through the social engagement system and our nervous system comes back online, our motor reflexes improve, we feel like we want to look for experiences that will make us feel more alive; people come to me because they want to get back to living.” - Jane

“If you can’t breath through your nose for High Intensity Interval Training, chances are you’ve moved into a state of mal-stress.” - Jane

““You can squat perfectly, but tell me, is there any part of you that’s enjoying what you’re doing right now” - Jane

“Capitalism weaves into the way we relate to our body.” - Jane

“Packaging complex information into experiences that can be integrated that make people want to repeat it on their own.” - Jane

“We need to accept that the way to make things accessible for people is just to grab the low hanging fruit and being able to really appreciate the limitations of what people can integrate instead of trying to shove it down their throat in a very prescriptive way.” - Jane

“ When we don’t have the sense of containment and separateness, we start to absorb things without feeling like we have a right to keep things out, our body will get completely overwhelmed and start to attack itself, because it’s just not a sustainable way of living.” - Jane

“Are you in your body when you’re moving/teaching?” - Jane


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