Transform Your World with Nervous System Regulation: Dr. Cathleen King

Transform Your World with Nervous System Regulation: Dr. Cathleen King

This interview is for anyone who is a change-maker, anyone who wonders why conflict resolution in our world seems stuck, anyone who has experienced trauma, or anyone who feels held back in your own process of inner shift.


Dr. Cathleen King is an expert on trauma recovery, inner healing, and how consciousness shifts create personal and collective transformation. She has the rare combination of in-depth doctoral-level education and training, over 20 years coaching others in the health field, and having gone through her own heroine’s journey of spending two decades of her life navigating debilitating illness. She speaks to transformation based on deep personal experience. In her youth she lived with poverty, family addiction and illiteracy, homelessness, and violence. In young adulthood serious illnesses kept her bed-bound for years. She is now living out her calling as an Oracle of Primal Trust to liberate others from trauma consciousness. She holds a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy with post-graduate training in orthopedic manual therapy and somatic movement and neuroscience. Her additional training has focused primarily on neuroplasticity-based healing methods and numerous brain limbic system rewiring programs. Find her at and on Instagram at primaltrust_drcat


Hear us discuss:


  • Why do humans have a hard time treating one another and Earth with loving kindness? One reason is the emotional dysregulation most of us experience because we were never taught to care for our own nervous systems. Planetary healing depends on individuals regulating their nervous systems because creative solutions emerge from serene, regulated nervous systems, not panicked ones.
  • If you are having difficulty stepping into your calling, desired work, or goals, you likely have a dysregulated nervous system. Hear about ways to orient your nervous system toward stability and optimal functioning.
  • If we were all self-regulated adults, able to calm our nervous systems and respond instead of react, the way we would interact with one another and society would be completely different. “Peace on Earth begins in our own nervous system.”
  • How to work with neuroplasticity, brain retraining and somatics as tools for healing, personal transformation, and world transformation.
  • How do we move beyond us vs. them perspectives that maintain conflict among people, and go beyond the victim consciousness that underlies that oppositional view?
  • ‘Yelling at people about how wrong they are does nothing to create change…your nervous system needs to create a field of coherence to be able to have a conversation with someone with an opposing view.” We’re observing people with incoherent nervous systems yelling at one another without listening or reaching resolution. What’s needed is for people to feel safe internally in order to handle others’ different views and then look for solutions to conflict.
  • Anyone who seeks to be a transformative presence in the world needs to cultivate nervous system safety.
Earth Care & the Language of the Heart: John Lockley

Earth Care & the Language of the Heart: John Lockley

John Lockley is a shaman trained in the Xhosa tradition of South African shamanic culture. He is one of the first white men in  history to become a fully initiated sangoma in the Xhosa lineage. He is the author of the book Leopard Warrior. Find him at

Hear John discuss:


  • How he experienced the invitation to shamanism, why the path opens through invitation, not choice, and why his training was essential for the recovery of his health after years of illness. “Part of taking your power back is realizing, I am in complete control of my own healing.”
  •  How apartheid delayed his training, and what it has meant to be a white man trained in the Xhosa tradition.
  • His Xhosa shamanic name and its indication of his role as a bridge between the spirit and physical worlds, and between the Xhosa African and western worlds.
  • How he distinguishes between shamanic illness and soul sickness, why he believes soul sickness is now so common in the western world, and how he believes it can be healed.
  • Ubuntu: ‘I am who I am because of who we all are.’ And what it means now for humans and Earth, given ubuntu’s presence in world religions, not only African understanding.
  •  “We as human beings are the custodians of mother Earth—we have a responsibility to look after the plants, the soil…”
  • “We have to learn the language of the wilderness in order to save the wilderness, and the language of the wilderness is the language of the heart.”
Don’t Let What’s ‘Practical’ Limit What You Create

Don’t Let What’s ‘Practical’ Limit What You Create

Do you ever have the experience of suggesting a restorative, healing, or otherwise helpful idea and hearing someone tell you it sounds good but isn’t practical?


We don’t need to let our sense of what’s practical limit our creation of solutions to the problems people and planet are facing.


We are in a position right now on planet Earth where solutions are greatly needed.


  • If you care about bringing  solutions into being, it’s important to not let yourself feel shut down when others meet your ideas with the statement that they don’t sound practical.
  • People are probably mistaken when they discount a visionary idea as ‘impractical.’
  • Inspiration is valid: one of the main points of spirituality is to inspire us to bring into existence that which we value most highly.

If you feel a spark of inspiration, don’t feel discouraged if others don’t understand.


Inventors, visionaries, changemakers, humanitarians, and the local-scale contributors and leaders who make things better in the world around them are NOT practical first and foremost. They are visionary and inspired first, and then they seek the ways to bring their inspired vision into practical existence.


We’re living in a time that needs YOUR inspired contributions.


Believe in your inspiration and share your vision with those who are open to believing it with you.


Retreat and Vision with Earth

Retreat and Vision with Earth

Tune in to this episode to hear why and how to go on retreat with Earth. Whether you have half a day or a week available, you can retreat with Earth in your back yard, a city park, or a more distant location.


Use your retreat with Earth to:

  • Vision the regeneration you desire to see on our planet
  • Inquire how you can contribute
  • Find calm in this time of rapid change
  • Ask for guidance and support


Earth and her beings are leaning toward us now, waiting for us to engage in collaborative relationships. You can go on retreat with Earth and discover this for yourself.


If you would like to access the Co-create New Earth online conference from February, the talks remain available here:

How to Access Earth’s Stability

How to Access Earth’s Stability

As we emerge from the recent climate talks, enter the holiday season, continue to deal with the pandemic, and observe our world continually shifting, you can turn to Earth as a source of stability. In this episode I discuss:


  • Why historians will view our current times as extraordinary.
  • How even beneficial change can feel unstable.
  • A technique for accessing Earth as a source of stability as the world shifts.


I also share that the podcast is going on hiatus for 2-3 months while I produce an online conference that will be available to you free of charge in February. Make sure you’re on the Humans and Earth mailing list for updates!

Consciousness Shifts for Regeneration

Consciousness Shifts for Regeneration

You’re likely already contributing to the consciousness shifts that are creating regenerative solutions for people and planet. In this episode, I discuss some old types of consciousness we are outgrowing and the new types that favor regeneration and well-being for all life. Listen to hear about three key aspects of consciousness shift and how you can participate:


  • We are growing beyond beliefs in hierarchy to embrace the unity and equality of all life.
  • The well-being of individual people and humanity as a whole is intricately intertwined with the well-being of the natural world.
  • We create solutions through positive visions of what we desire, not through fear or despair.

Know that as you participate in the aspects of consciousness shift that feel wise, welcoming, and aligned to you, you contribute to the collective consciousness shift that is leading us into an era of co-creative regeneration for people and our planet.

Despite the troubles and turmoil we’re encountering, it’s truly an amazing time to be here. You are needed. You are included. You can help co-create a regenerative shift.