Embodying Resilience: A Conversation With Dr. Don St. John

In this conversation we speak with Dr. Don St John. Don is a psychotherapist, Hellerwork trainer, and Continuum Practitioner (among many other things,) and he wrote “Healing The Wounds of Childhood: A Psychologist’s Journey and Discoveries From Wretched Beginnings to a Thriving Life.”

Don and his wife, Diane, live and teach in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our conversation stretched through many rich terrains: exploring what it means to embody resilience, how the quality of our tissues reflects our relationship with life, how valuable our embodiment work is for healing and repairing disconnections from early childhood, and much, much more.

We'd love it if you'd consider sharing with your networks.
Share on facebook
Share on pinterest
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on google
Don't miss a single post. Sign up here to get them delivered straight to your inbox.


By training and profession, I am a somatic educator. Over the past 25+ years I have trained in and taught modern dance, tai chi, Indian and Tibetan yoga, yoga therapy (specializing in back pain). I completed a 4-year professional Feldenkrais training in 2007 and a 3-year Embodied Life training in 2014. I also study and work with somatic meditation and the profound practice of embodied inner listening known as Focusing.