Reduce Pain; Increase Health with Somatic Intelligence


Awaken Your Somatic Intelligence in this Interview with Dr. Risa Kaparo

Author of Awakening Somatic IntelligenceAs a young adult, Dr. Risa Kaparo successfully healed herself from a painful and life-threatening illness.  The discoveries she made during her ordeal prompted her to create a methodology to transform pain, stress, trauma and aging into wellness, embodied mindfulness and vital longevity.  She shares how you can do the same in this interview and in her recently published book,  Awakening Somatic Intelligence: The Art & Practice of Embodied Mindfulness .

  1. We want to talk about living a longer, healthier life via Somatic Intelligence, but first can you briefly define what you mean by this term.
  2. 75 million baby boomers are facing aging bodies, beliefs, and habits.  You claim your book,  Awakening Somatic Intelligence tap the potential of the body-mind to create a healthy, vibrant, and graceful aging process free of pain, injury, suffering, and confusion.  How?
  3. For our listeners who have 5-10 minutes a day to devote to practicing your system, what changes or results might they see?
  4. What can someone do to get started today?

Dr Risa Kaparo

As both a licensed psychotherapist and somatic therapist, Dr. Kaparo has offered her unique approach to self-healing to thousands of individuals around the world. This system involves simple practices that take only a few minutes a day, yet promote highly beneficial and lasting changes in the brain and the whole body, reorienting a person toward ever greater freedom, joy and aliveness. Feel better NOW when you listen in and check out Dr. Kaparo’s website, somaticlearning.com

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About Kymberly Williams-Evans and Alexandra Williams

Identical twins and fitness pros Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MAhave been in the fitness industry since the first aerobics studio opened–with them–on the European continent back when leg warmers and thong leotards were the rage. Their fitness experience spans 3 decades on land, sea, and airwaves.

Kymberly has taught fitness on 4 continents in 4 languages for 30 years to more than 10,000 exercisers. She is former faculty at University California Santa Barbara (UCSB) in the Department of Exercise & Sport Studies. IDEA, the International Association for Health and Fitness Professionals tapped her to serve as the inaugural editor for Fitness Edge, a publication devoted solely to group exercise leaders. Finally she knew enough people in the exercise world that she became a three-time nominee and finalist for IDEA’s Program Director of the Year award.

Kymberly also worked the mind attaining a Master’s Degree in English. Her true specialty was conducting business writing seminars and helping professionals communicate more effectively in the business world. From hosting an international fitness TV program to serving as grammar expert on a live show, Kymberly has led, moved and grooved with energy and good grammar for all.

Alexandra has been teaching, presenting and writing about fitness for over 25 years (since she was 7 and 1/2)! Currently on staff in the Exercise Studies Department at UCSB, she is also a contributing editor and writer for IDEA Health and Fitness Association’s many publications. As an international presenter, Alexandra enjoyed her honeymoon in Venezuela after judging their national fitness championships.

Alexandra has her advanced degree in counseling, which qualifies her to ask nosy questions of her two teens. Combining her love of words and the microphone, she has also had a successful run as a radio presenter, emcee and comedian. She loves to work, so she also writes for her blog and is a frequent guest contributor to a variety of blogs about business and health.

Kymberly and Alexandra are also the Hosts of Fun and Fit on WomensRadio. Fun and Fit offers answers to audiences’ fitness questions, shares Fun Fit Facts, faces Freak Out Fit Facts head on and helps listeners cut through the hype and fat to reach their fitness goals. Learn, laugh and live it up on your road to health and fitness!