Positive Disintegration
Positive Disintegration Podcast
Engaging Transformation

Engaging Transformation

Join hosts Emma Nicholson and Chris Wells for Episode 18 with Rachel Fell

In episode 18, Chris and Emma were joined by Rachel Fell, a coach, consultant, educator, and guide working with creatives, thinkers, leaders, and groups to create perspective change that achieves real-world results.

The focus of this episode was on disintegration, giftedness, neurodivergence, and trauma.

We discussed nervous system differences, definitions of trauma, and the importance of embracing the process.

When does sensitivity become fragility? How do you learn to respect and embrace your intensities? How do you recognize your stress and sensitivity as it starts to show itself in your body? How can you rebuild neural pathways that have been laid down in your childhood? How can inner reflection help you develop empathy and, in turn, make the world a better place?

Rachel talks about developing inner authority, reclaiming ‘the seat’ of your authority from the external, and bringing it back to the internal. The process of developing inner authority, and breaking down external ideas and values, mirrors Dąbrowski’s theory of positive disintegration—breaking down external socialization, reclaiming your authenticity through inner reflection, and establishing your own hierarchy of values.

Resources mentioned in this episode

Rachel’s website

Rachel on Instagram

SoulSpark Learning Empowerment Series 2020 (on YouTube)

Five Benefits of Creativity in Positive Disintegration (Emma’s finger-painting video)

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Positive Disintegration on Substack

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The Positive Disintegration YouTube Channel

Adults with Overexcitabilities group on Facebook

Dabrowski Center and Positive Disintegration Podcast Community on Facebook

The Tragic Gift blog by Emma

Email us at positivedisintegration.pod@gmail.com

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Positive Disintegration
Positive Disintegration Podcast
What can be positive about disintegration? Join us for an exploration of positive disintegration through conversation and shared stories. It’s a framework for understanding a variety of intense experiences that often look and feel like mental illness, but which can also be viewed as building blocks for creating an authentic personality.