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Episode 035: Emotional Safety in Partnership with Johnny Blackburn


Today in this episode Johnny and I talked about masculine and feminine energies. The divine integration of how we understand each other and how we communicate to each other. It’s the whole topic of feeling emotionally safe in our connection and Johnny walks us through a process of having the confidence to share with our partner how we truly feel safe. Safety is such an important piece of connection and feeling intimate with our partner. We talk all about the masculine and feminine integration and how we can truly learn to not only connect, but truly understand one another.

About Johnny Blackburn

Johnny Blackburn is a coach, author, speaker, facilitator and holds a MA in Psychology. He was originally in Business Management Consulting, 10 year career as a functional Nutritionist specializing in the psychology of eating. He's facilitated San Diego Men’s Groups for seven years and his mission is to empower men & women to live from a deeper presence & connection, awakening greater human potential in work, love & life.

Inside this episode, Johnny shares

  1. How we can feel our emotions without our minds creating stories around them.
  2. The developmental stages of masculine and feminine energy and how they tie into gender identity.
  3. The various ways our emotions hijack our nervous system.
  4. How we can approach our partners and communicate our need for safety.

What you'll hear:

  • 9:27- Embracing our emotions and taking responsibility for our lives.
  • 12:53- The link between neuroscience and emotional regulation.
  • 19:15- How men and women can understand and connect with each other.
  • 28:20-What’s possible when our masculine and feminine energies are balanced.
  • 32:44- How Johnny helps women and men experience emotional safety.
  • 42:19- What men appreciate most in relationships.

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Meet Samantha Skelly

Samantha Skelly is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, best-selling author, and emotional eating expert who has revolutionized the weight loss industry by examining the individual and underlying causes of eating disorders. She has shared her mission on an international platform and continues to spread her message and transform the lives of thousands of people through the Phoenix Formula, motivational speaking engagements, the Hungry for Happiness podcast, worldwide international retreats, and her Amazon best-selling book, Hungry for Happiness: One Woman’s Guide From Fighting Food to Finding Freedom.