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Co-hosts Lisa Thorp, John Biethan, Lisa Victoria, and Kim Shea discover and share new alternative health tools and resources from alternative healthcare practitioners and experts. Produced by Heard Not Seen Media, Inc.

Co-hosts Lisa Thorp, John Biethan, Lisa Victoria, and Kim Shea discover and share new alternative health tools and resources from alternative healthcare practitioners and experts. Produced by Heard Not Seen Media, Inc.


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Co-hosts Lisa Thorp, John Biethan, Lisa Victoria, and Kim Shea discover and share new alternative health tools and resources from alternative healthcare practitioners and experts. Produced by Heard Not Seen Media, Inc.




109 Barbara De Vito: CranioSacral Therapy The Healing Touch

In this episode of Alternative Health Tools, we learn that CranioSacral Therapy is a potential antidote to several ailments that are unfortunately trending as a result of the stresses and strains of the Covid Era. “I see a lot of people with chronic pain, headache, facial pain, neck pain, back pain, stress,” says Barbara DeVito, a San Diego-based therapist. “I see three times as much anxiety, depression, and sleep problems than I have in the past. And I do believe it has to do with what...


108 Pandemic Fatigue

In this episode, co-hosts John, Lisa, and Kim are sharing strategies for coping with pandemic fatigue, along with Stephanie Murphy, an art therapist. The crew came up with several good ideas and phrased them beautifully. Here are some key takeaways: Depression could be caused by the lack of future projection. So make plans for how you’re going to celebrate when it’s over.Create wholesome routines. John, in California, takes a walk-and-talk every morning with Stephanie, who’s in Santa Fe....


107 Fay McGrew: Good Medicine for Covid Era

When the collective mind, body, and spirit are under siege by a microscopic virus, individuals are prone to fear, anxiety, and stress - all of which work to the virus’s advantage by suppressing the immune system. According to Qigong teacher Fay McGrew, her practice addresses key physiological and emotional issues that enhance people's abilities to deal with the onslaught of our unseen enemy. “Qigong Is not just an exercise,” says McGrew. It includes mindfulness meditation, nutrition, and...


106 Team Concepts

In these times of global pandemic, learning about Alternative Health Tools just might be more important than ever before. Conventional medicine obviously does not have all the answers to the mental and physical health issues and challenges posed by the Coronavirus. With the recent addition of Kim Shea, who joins John Biethan and Lisa Victoria as a co-host, the Alternative Health Tools team expands its reach to wellness practitioners we haven’t heard from over the first 100-plus...


105 Leea Pronovost: Take The Shamanic Journey

Leea Pronovost suffered a near-death experience that awakened her, in middle age, to healing modalities that may sound exotic to some: Crystal Reiki, Energy Mastery, and Shamanic Healing. But her practice comes into focus as she walks host Kim Shea through a guided meditation. By the end of this session, it sounds like Kim is packing her psychic baggage to go on a Shamanic Journey with Leea. Perhaps you will be, too. Trauma, of course, is usually the trigger for the spiritual healing quest,...


104 Kim Shea: Coaching for Life’s Third Period

Retirement ain’t what it used to be. Because we live longer, it lasts longer, and Baby Boomers are wired to remain active and engaged well after their careers are over. There’s no map for this new stage of life, and that’s where Kim Shea comes in. Her business is called Aging Purposefully, and she calls herself a retirement coach and a purposeful living coach. “My goal,” she says, “is to help people figure out how they can best spend their retirement years doing what it is that makes him...


103 Dr. Vani Moodley: Ayurvedic Wellness

Host Lisa Victoria talks with Dr. Vani Moodley, an Ayurvedic practitioner based in England. She provides a fascinating overview of this holistic healing practice, which is rooted in ancient Indian wisdom and complements modern Western medicine. The emphasis in Ayurvedic medicine is on detailed, holistic diagnosis, mainly of the pulse, tongue, and iris. Based on results, tailor-made treatment plans are designed to suit each individual's needs and body type, involving diet, cleanses,...


102 Jan Tucker: Healing With Qigong

Jan Tucker is a certified trainer and healer in the Spring Forest Qigong lineage. She came to the art of qigong, a movement practice similar to tai chi, to treat her chronic bronchitis and a failing immune system. Her Chinese master said, “This works like acupuncture without the needles. … it works with universal love energy.” The healing takes place by removing blockages in the human energy system and aligning with natural yin-yang dynamics.Jan applies the healing touch manually, and also...


101 Lisa Victoria’s 2nd Favorite: Elaine Wilkins on Fatigue, Stress, and Exhaustion!

Join Us for a LIVE Zoom Call with the Practitioners! The Community Zoom call is Saturday, August 22, 2020, at 9:30 AM Pacific USA, 12:30 PM Eastern USA, and 5:30 PM U.K. CLICK HERE to register. This is episode 101, a BONUS episode as a part of celebrating our 100th episode. This was one of Lisa Victoria’s favorite episodes we didn’t include in episode 100, so we’ve brought it to you here. It's with Elaine Wilkins and they’re talking about Dissolving the mysteries of Chronic Fatigue...


100 We Celebrate One-hundred Episodes!

We welcome you to the 100th episode of Alternative Health tools. Today we take a trip down health tools memory lane and introduce the hosts that made these 99 episodes possible. They’ll be sharing each of their favorite episodes and a little bit about why they choose those episodes. These were difficult choices when going through all 99 episodes, it became obvious that any of the episodes offer insights and gems of wisdom useful to anyone along the path of their health journey. Alternative...


018 What if a Snarky Remark is a Red Flag?

Have you ever said something snarky, spiteful, unkind, or just plain thoughtless, to someone you love? How did it go? Did you get into a fight or hear a defensive reaction? Or worse. Perhaps you ended a relationship. It happened to us and opened a door to greater intimacy. As Paul started to take lunch to his desk, Carol let fly this one: “So, do you like your computer better than your wife?” The tone was accusatory, not inviting. As soon as Carol said it, she knew that it had come out...


099 Dr. Dyan Haspel-Johnson: Hypnosis

In today’s episode, Lisa from across the pond in the U.K. is interviewing Dr. Dyan Haspel-Johnson. Dr. Dyan Haspel-Johnson, Ph.D., S.E.P., earned a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design followed by her Ph.D. in psychology with an emphasis on Health Psychology from Saybrook University. She spent 8 years as the Vice President of Continuing Education Programs for the Southern California Society for Clinical Hypnosis and became President of that organization. She co-taught the year-long...


098 Elaine Wilkins: Fatigue, Stress, and Exhaustion

In this episode, we explore how our biography becomes our biology: We explore the link between Orchid and Dandelion childrenGenetics and adversity in childhood. This is an episode for anyone suffering or caring for someone with mild fatigue, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, or sensitive children. Learn why it’s important to recognize sensitive children and provide a nurturing environment to prevent future onset of chronic illness and how recovery is possible in all instances. Links...


097 Relationship By Design: Parents Outside The Trap

John here from San Diego in the US. Lisa’s in the U.K. It’s my turn for an episode. I’ve been working with Lon and Sandy Golnick from Relationship By Design for about a year and a half. They know more about relationship than anyone I’ve ever met in my gazillion years studying human potential and development. So one of my favorites take-aways from this work is this: “You can’t fix a relationship - because it’s not broken. You probably just don’t know what a relationship is! As you become...


096 Vanessa Campbell: Mental Wellbeing in Isolation

In this episode, we explore different ways to look after our mental well-being. Vanessa highlights the importance of having a routine and a purpose, and the benefits of completing a ‘Miracle Morning’ Contact Vanessa Campbell Contact Us Alternative Health Tools You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and anywhere else you get your podcasts. Contact our host Lisa Victoria. Leave us a message on our Contact Page. Produced by John Biethan.


095 Catherine Cook: An Immune System Boost with DoTERRA Essential Oils and Supplements

In this episode, we explore how Doterra Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils and supplements can support overall health and well-being and why they are different to many other essential oils when it comes to mental and physical well-being. Mentions PubMed Article: Protective essential oil attenuates influenza virus infection: an in vitro study in MDCK cells Guest Contact Cathrine Loftus-Cook Insta: @sp.oil.all.naturally Facebook: @spoilall Contact Us Alternative Health...


094 Karen Berzanski: Remaining Curious About What Might Be Possible

Topics included in this episode Meeting Karen in one ofMary Cravet’sweeklyWatch Us THRIVEZoom calls.Debbie Fordwas an American self-help author, coach, lecturer, and teacher, most known for the New York Times best-selling book,The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, which aimed to help readers overcome their shadow side with the help of modern psychology and spiritual practices.Spiritual bypassor bypassing is a tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved...


093 Lindsay Banks: Reiki and Alternative Healing To Relieve Stress

In this episode, we explore different ways of healing the mind and body with Reiki, distance healing, journaling, practicing gratitude and mindfulness. Lindsay Banks “Having gone through my own spiritual awakening back in 2017 I now support others through theirs. My own awakening was triggered through the loss of my best friend to cancer, shortly followed by the collapse of my marriage. I didn’t felt like I was being true to me anymore. I had become emotionally numb to life. In order to get...


092 Reed Davis: Dress Your Health For Success

In this episode, we discuss with Reed Davis the ‘DRESS’ approach to functional and holistic health and how each area is important to overall health and well-being and include these topics: DietRestExerciseStress Reductionand Supplements. Contact Reed Davis Reed Davis Reed Davis on YouTube Reed Davis on LinkedIn Contact Us Alternative Health Tools You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and anywhere else you get your...


091 Clare Gott: Weight Loss

Clare Gott believes that every individual deserves to be as healthy, happy and productive as they can be. She is a highly experienced resident Nutritionist educating in multiple doctors surgeries in the Midlands. She specializes in weight loss and reversing modern-day health conditions through nutrition. Today Lisa is talking with Clare Gott about: The different diets that are availableThe best ways to lose weightHealthy livingFruit and “Are we eating the right fruit and fiber?”And what...