What is the cure to pain? What are we supposed to do with the learnings we gain from going through painful experiences? What does holding space actually mean? What happens when we withhold our own truth?
In this episode of the Align podcast, Stefano shares with us why and how he hit rock bottom, how he expressed his addictions to sex, alcohol, physical extenuation, materialism, status, and how someone living through a similar passage can find peace with their story.
Plus, we explore the reality that most of us act according to what people feel is “normal” and expected by our society, which results in us feeling ashamed of expressing what we truly want and suppressing our own fantasies.
Stefanos Sifandos is a relationship alchemist, international speaker, and author who facilitates transformational growth through neuro-empowerment practices to help evolve and enhance relationships.
What we discuss:
06:03: Stefano’s 10 day fast in the wild
12:50: What does ‘holding space’ actually mean?
14:27: How to cultivate depth within ourselves in order to be of supportive of others
15:28: Stefano’s story of learning through pain
20:04: How does one acknowledge their own story in order to re-write it?
24:50: Are there any 'neuroses' that can't be healed by love?
28:34: Is it possible to re-parent ourselves?
29:30: What shame feels like to Stefano
35:55: How to come to peace with your own story
37:00: More about relationships
40:00: Thriving in familiarity Vs novelty
46:13: Masculine and feminine energy - how does polarity work?
51:33: How can we relate to each other effectively?
57:36: How a female embodies feminine elements to attract a masculine figure
1:04:49: Will society erupt?
1:05:39: Is equilibrium even sustainable?
1:10:31: Modern use of psychoactive substances to address trauma and wounds
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