Alright, who’s ready to go down the rabbit hole with me and these fine humans?!
Honestly, we just couldn’t help ourselves in this conversation… and since I know my listeners are all ultra-curious minds, I think you’re gonna LOVE it. This was one of my favorite WtFP conversations to date.
As I told them in the interview, if there were some kind of award for a wellness power couple (I’m sure some magazine is working on it), I would sure as hell nominate Brooklynites acupuncturist Dr. Sarah Biffen and hypnotherapist Daniel Ryan.
Not only are they both accomplished AF, but they’re also genuinely very kind and cool people— none of the cringey egotism or false humility you often see with folks at the top of their field, but just grounded expertise and open curiosity.
In this conversation, we go everywhere from exploring how we are making meaning (and not) out of COVID-19, my burning questions about past lives/past life regression therapy, how the hypnosis community reacted to Jordan Peele’s Get Out, what acupuncture needles actually do and why you don’t need to be afraid of them (I commit to actually trying it after this pandemic mess is over!), and so much more.
Oh, and if you listen to this episode the week it airs, here’s some important time-sensitive event info that Sarah mentions at the end of the episode! ⬇️
Make sure to check out her upcoming 4-week virtual workshop series, “Go the F*ck to Sleep,” co-hosted with yoga teacher Annie Wild. It runs Thursday evenings (8-9pm ET) starting THIS Thursday 5/28— and you better believe I will be there… the quarantine sleep struggle has been toooo real over here. Learn more here & sign-up here!
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About Sarah Biffen, LAc, DACM
Sarah Biffen is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Board Certified Herbalist, Reiki Practitioner, and Holistic Health Coach. At her private practice in New York City, she utilizes Acupuncture, Herbal Formularies, Nutritional Guidance, Lifestyle Therapies, Energywork and Bodywork to restore balance and promote optimal health.
Sarah is passionate about whole-body medicine— Her work addresses a vast array of conditions including anxiety relief, pain management, gastrointestinal disorders, women’s health, fertility, autoimmune disorders, and psycho-emotional well-being.
About Daniel Ryan, CRT
Daniel maintains full-time private practice as Co-director at The Center for Integrative Hypnosis in New York City. With offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn, he offers hypnotherapy, regression therapy, mindfulness, and meditation to individuals, groups, and businesses.
As a second-generation practitioner, hypnosis and past life regression are his family business. Daniel’s father, Jeffrey Ryan (former President of the Association for Past Life Research and Therapies) introduced him to hypnosis in the early 90s. Daniel got his BFA from Emerson College, and then studied and trained in meditation at the School of Practical Philosophy in New York City from 2007-2014 while exploring Vedic philosophy, neuroscience, East/West mysticism, and psychology. Alongside co-host Jessica Yatrofsky, Daniel recently started the podcast Mind Space Minimal.
Dan’s Instagram: @danielryancrt
Additional Resources + Stuff Mentioned on the Episode:
- Sarah’s upcoming workshop series “Go the F*ck to Sleep” co-hosted with Annie Wild (Thursday evenings for 4 weeks, starting May 28)
- Get Out by Jordan Peele (movie)
- Interesting O Magazine article on a first-hand experience of past life regression therapy
- The Way of Tarot by Alejandro Jodorowsky
- The Wild Unknown by Kim Krans (tarot deck, animal oracle, archetype deck, and looots more)
- As always, if I forgot anything from this list and you can’t find the link you want, just comment here, shoot me an email, or DM on the gram!
WtFP #56: Sarah Biffen & Daniel Ryan on Whole-Person Healing and Wellness Realness
May 25, 2020