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3: Emotions, Relationships, and the Body

Updated: Nov 15, 2022

Mark Anthony Haviland is the Owner and Founder of Beyond Bodywork, a thriving bodywork practice based out of San Francisco. For the past 20 years, he has helped his clients develop a deeper understanding of the way emotions shape their experience of living in their bodies—and is known as the soul whisperer because of it.

Mark has taught with his mentor, Dr. Fred Mitouer, led his own retreats around the world, and worked with Janet Stone Yoga in Bali and Mexico. There is freedom that comes with physically experiencing your emotions, and Mark wants to help you get there.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • The biggest stumbling block to exploring your emotions: not being in your body

  • Mark Anthony Haviland talks about infidelity and the deep work that intimacy requires

  • How romantic partners can be our greatest spiritual teachers

  • Mark's thoughts on the human tendency to avoid pain

  • The first thing Mark says to new clients

  • The bodywork you can do to find the physical experience of a feeling

  • How to build a muscle of being uncomfortable

  • Why cultivating a conscious relationship with your emotions can change your life

In this episode…

The human spectrum of emotion is vast; we can feel any number of them in any given hour. But, with the way that we’re socially taught how to express and process what we’re feeling, that scale ends up feeling a lot shorter. So how can we more consciously experience our emotions in our day-to-day lives?

According to Mark Anthony Haviland, the ability to physically experience our emotions is something that we haven’t really been taught—but it’s a skill that can grant us a deeper understanding of ourselves, our relationships, and the world around us. With over 20 years of experience in bodywork, Mark has taken what he’s learned about the healing touch and transformed it into a life-changing practice for his clients.

In this episode of Your Secret is Safe with Me, Dr. Marie Murphy sits down with Mark Anthony Haviland, the Owner and Founder of Beyond Bodywork, to talk about the importance of developing a conscious relationship with your emotions. They examine the spiritual work that intimacy requires, the way we’ve been taught to understand our feelings, and why it’s important to process our emotions as physical experiences. Keep listening.

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