Practicing Peace: Contemplative Rituals for Health & Happiness with Agapi Stassinopoulos & Dr. Valentina Onisor MD
Original Air Date Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Eliminating disease and healing ourselves with positive thoughts sounds like a science-fiction movie to some but to those who are seeking enlightenment, peace, love, health & happiness are the next medical frontier.
Beyond the world of fad diets, supplements, and fear-based incentives there is a holistic approach to wellness, which many believe is too simple to be true. Whether it is a short prayer of gratitude, a mindful breath in the morning, or a Reiki session with an energy healer, mind over matter is real. To bring to light a transformational approach to overall well-being, Positive Psychology Podcast Host Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with two women who practice an elevated state of consciousness. Lisa’s long-time friend, Agapi Stassinopoulos discusses her book, Speaking with Spirit: 52 Prayers to Guide, Inspire, and Uplift You, and her conversations with spirit and the beauty of relishing each moment. And, a pioneer of quantum integrative medicine and family doctor, Valentina Onisor shares the healing opportunities of love and positivity and why the time is ripe for integrative healing.
Agapi Stassinopoulos — Contemplative Happiness:
- Agapi describes the circumstances around writing her book, Speaking with Spirit during the pandemic lockdown. [2:19]
- How-to access an elevated sense of consciousness to speak with spirit. [9:38]
- Ways to appreciate the moment, make our moments holy and rid our lives of fear. [16:44]
- Agapi Stassinopoulos reads the touching excerpt Coming Home. [25:51]
Agapi Stassinopoulos is a best-selling author and speaker who inspires audiences around the world. Trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Agapi then moved on to receive her master’s degree in psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She is currently conducting workshops for Thrive Global, a company founded by her sister, Arianna Huffington, to help change the way we work and live.
Book: Speaking with Spirit: 52 Prayers to Guide, Inspire, and Uplift You
Valentina Onisor — Practicing Peace:
- Looking at healing through a quantum lens offers opportunities to incorporate positivity into our body and mind. [30:52]
- Transformational health care of the body, mind, and spirit will reconstruct the doctor-patient relationship, and the world. [35:09]
- How to know when to use traditional or alternative medicine or maybe a combination of many healing techniques. [40:13]
- Valentina was a family doctor but was inspired by other, more spiritual forms of healing. [43:58]
- Valentina shares some simple steps for a healthier life and they are all within our reach. [45:53]
Valentina Onisor, MD, specializes in family medicine where she integrates various systems of alternative medicine into her medical practice. Committed to consciousness-awakening-related sciences for over two decades and a pioneer of quantum integrative medicine, Valentina also teaches yoga and meditation.
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“The temple, or church, or mosque of reverence is without walls. It is within, it is not without.” @LisaKamen on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“The call to action is transformational not only for the self as the individual but it does transform our communities, our environment, our planet, and our world.” @LisaKamen on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Ultimately, if we are not paying attention to all the domains of well-being we can't help ourselves have a balanced healthy life.” @LisaKamen on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“I know my sweet spot but I don't always live there.” @Agapisays on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Writing the book gave me the strength and the rediscovery of the power of prayer.” @Agapisays on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“All the human heart wants is to remind me where I come from and who I am.” @Agapisays on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“God is not a being, it is a state of being.” @Agapisays on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Everything happens in the moment.” @Agapisays on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“When you are afraid you can not hear your wisdom.” @Agapisays on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“God has asked us to remind each other who we are.” @Agapisays on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Take a moment with yourself. Open your arms and hug yourself. Feel your energy.” @Agapisays on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“The time is ripe for integrative medicine.” — Valentina Onisor on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Love matters in the constellation of healing.” — Valentina Onisor on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“We have little brains in the body area. They are in the heart as well as the navel.” — Valentina Onisor on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Positivity is very important for health and healing.” — Valentina Onisor on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“We all have the potential and capacity to heal ourselves.” — Valentina Onisor on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“The spirit of science is the exploration of truth.” — Valentina Onisor on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Can we heal ourselves without any physical or chemical instruments of healing?” — Valentina Onisor on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“We are five times more sensitive to the negative than to the positive and it is our duty to start creating the positive ones.” — Valentina Onisor on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“Conventional medicine sees our physiology as something fixed. Something we cannot change. It is not true.“ — Valentina Onisor on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet“So much love exists and to stay away from it is the biggest mistake you can do.” — Valentina Onisor on @HH_TalkRadio Click To Tweet
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