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The Healers Café

187 EpisodesProduced by Manon Bolliger (facilitator and retired naturopath with 30+ years of practiWebsite

Hi, it's Manon Bolliger (facilitator and retired naturopath with 30+ years of practice) and I want to welcome you to the Healers Cafe.I am so excited to be doing this series of interviews and what I'll be doing is, is asking all kinds of healthcare practitioners, doctors, healers of all types, to re… read more


How to Express Hidden Emotions with the Arts with Constanza Roeder on The Healers Caf with Dr M

In this episode of The Healers Café, Dr M - Manon Bolliger [ND] (De-Registered*), talks with Constanza Roeder, Hearts Need Art: Creative Support for Patients and Caregivers

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Highlights from today's episode include:

Constanza Roeder 

having opportunities to externalize hard emotions that would otherwise get trapped in our bodies. Because when we're going through traumatic experiences, we can't usually verbalize what we're going through, at first, because a lot of those memories are encoded in and kind of this, the more subconscious part of our brain and the were more of our visual auditory processes are. And so, when we engage in visual arts, it can help us even for the first time, sometimes realize even what we're feeling, and then we can then verbalize it and reintegrate the brain

Constanza Roeder 

I would listen to Mozart's Requiem on repeats, that was my jam, and I would cry, and I would get it out. And it made me feel less alone. Because here was this composer that was externalizing what I was feeling was verbalizing in the language of music. What I was feeling that I couldn't always say or maybe didn't have the tools to say so eloquently. But then now I'm hearing it reflected back at me. And then I'm like, oh, other people have felt this too. And so, you feel less alone.

Constanza Roeder  25:49

So, if we continue to treat humans like petri dishes, that they're not whole, complex human beings that have emotional, psychological, spiritual needs, our patient outcomes are going to continue to lag, we can have the best medicine in the world. But if a patient's brain is too on fire, because they're scared, and they feel lonely and disconnected, they're not going to be able to take advantage of all that technology.


BIO: Constanza Roeder 

Constanza is the founder and CEO of Hearts Need Art: Creative Support for Patients and Caregivers and host of the podcast Arts for the Health of It. As a singer, adolescent leukemia survivor, speaker, and thought leader in the field of Arts in Health, Constanza is on a mission to humanize healthcare through the arts.

Constanza is the recipient of the 2018 Graceann Durr Humanitarian Award and was selected as one of the Top 100 Healthcare Visionaries by the International Forum on Advancements in Healthcare for 2021. Her work has been featured in various publications such as ThriveGlobal, Authority Magazine, Ticker News, National Association of Teachers of Singing, and the cover of MD News Magazine.

I have always wanted to help others. I was a teacher for 20 years. I ended up hating my life, hating my job. Anxious to go to work, stressed about stressing. I went to my Bowen therapist for migraines and stress and gallstones; my gallbladder would later come out and she said, “you could do this” and that was the beginning for me. As soon as I had my first practical module, I knew that this is what I wanted to do. I then wanted more….. hypnotherapy came next. And this feels really natural to me. I love calming people down, relaxing them and “fixing” them. I facilitate a women’s once a month and I get so much from these.



About Dr M - Manon Bolliger [ND] (De-Registered*):

As a recently De-Registered board-certified naturopathic physician & in practice since 1992, I’ve seen an average of 150 patients per week and have helped people ranging from rural farmers in Nova Scotia to stressed out CEOs in Toronto to tri-athletes here in Vancouver.

My resolve to educate, empower and engage people to take charge of their own health is evident in my best-selling books:  'What Patients Don’t Say if Doctors Don’t Ask: The Mindful Patient-Doctor Relationship' and 'A Healer in Every Household: Simple Solutions for Stress'.  I also teach BowenFirst™ Therapy through Bowen College and hold transformational workshops to achieve these goals.

So, when I share with you that LISTENING to Your body is a game changer in the healing process, I am speaking from expertise and direct experience".

Mission: A Healer in Every Household!

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About The Healers Café:

Dr. Manon's show is the #1 show for medical practitioners and holistic healers to have heart to heart conversations about their day to day lives.

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* De-Registered, revoked & retired after 30 years of practice. Now resourceful & resolved to share with you all the tools to take care of your health & vitality!

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