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Mar 21, 2022

Jennifer Benetato is a licensed psychotherapist, holistic bodyworker, and teacher of integrative mind-body-spirit therapies. She has served on the faculty at NYU and The New School and is the founder of The AMBIKA Method®, a comprehensive model for cultivating wellbeing across the six dimensions of wellness. As the host of the Bless the Medicine podcast, Jen is passionate about exposing people to alternative and complementary approaches to healing. You can find her on the dance floor, in retreat centers, and at  


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Topics Explored: 


1:26 - How leaning into the energetic blueprint of compliments helped Hallie & Jennifer connect

6:08 - Jennifer’s work as a healer in various modalities, including social work and dance therapy

  • The evolution of psychotherapy to expand beyond talk therapy
  • Resistance as fear in disguise and our power to create the change we seek

15:40 - How we can learn from our body’s natural movements and feel the emotions that come up when we dance

  • How dance therapy can provide insight into unconscious or subconscious patterns in our bodies
  • Movement signatures and the language of dance

29:19 - Jennifer’s journey of living with an autoimmune disease and her winding path to coherence healing

  • The mental and emotional impact of ongoing health challenges and changes in our bodies

48:58 - Empowering ourselves to lean into our feelings without spiritual bypassing or falling victim

  • Arriving at a place where we wouldn’t trade our challenges for anything
  • The power of supporting those around us without trying to fix their problems for them
  • Self love as a portal for connecting with ourselves and others

59:26 - The synchronicities that led Jennifer to live with Ram Dass on Maui and serve as one of his caregivers

  • The lessons Ram Dass embodied of allowing ourselves to receive care from others
  • The unexpected blessings and miracles of surrendering control and opening to the next thing in front of us
  • The spiritual name Ram Dass bestowed on Jennifer and the unique way she incorporated it into her life
  • Jennifer’s AMBIKA Method for exploring six dimensions of wellness
  • How she learned Ram Dass had passed and the synchronicities that allowed her to be at his service

1:36:30 - The potent medicine of loving awareness and the angels who helped Jennifer toward coherence healing

  • Hallie’s experience witnessing a coherence healing on her retreat with Dr. Joe Dispenza



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