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Today on the podcast I am speaking with Estelle Thompson, who has been an inspiration for me for years. We’ve met on Instagram as part of a yearly event called May We All Heal which I started in 2015 and gave grieving mothers a creative outlet and an avenue to share with others. Estelle has a way of using art and yoga in her healing journey that drew me in and it was an honor for me to be speaking with her. Here is someone who can laugh while crying, who exemplifies living with the paradox of living a creative life while holding the gift of what death has brought her.
About this week’s guest
Estelle Thomson, M.A. in Counselling Psychology is a leading yoga teacher and educator in the intersecting fields of expressive arts, embodied movement, and psychology. With over ten years of experience, her work explores the relationship between breath, body, emotions, imagination, and play. Estelle is a faculty member of Quantum University, internationally recognized for offering online courses and graduate degree programs in holistic, alternative, natural, and integrative medicine. Estelle leads numerous lectures, workshops, and retreats locally and internationally.
Topics discussed in this episode
- Giving birth prematurely and the unexpected death of her son Tommy Tinker when he was just 2 years old
- Art and yoga saved her life
- Writing for grief
- Change of identity
- How to use creativity
Resources mentioned in this episode
- Grieving Parents Support Network (FB page) and May We All Heal event and peer support group.
- Tommy Tinker Forever Documentary
- Estelle’s Retreats
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