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Dr. Manon Bolliger: Your Body is Smarter Than You Think—Healing trauma & more with the Bowen Technique
2nd December 2021 • From Doctor To Patient • Dr Diva Nagula
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For over three decades, Dr. Bolliger, ND has trained health care practitioners on how to integrate body and mind while addressing pain, trauma and health. Dr. Bolliger’s unique methodology guides people on a path to physical, emotional and spiritual wellness, reminding them of their life’s choices and agency.

“How you live your life is how you heal. The body knows how to heal. Our job is to learn how to live.” Dr Manon Bolliger, ND

People often limit their healing process, whether it’s from arthritis, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis by abdicating their power to their Diagnosis. The path to health means discovering what really needs healing, rewriting the stories that don’t serve us, honoring our body and reclaiming our path back to joy.

Best Selling Author of “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 and she is currently writing a book based on her LISTEN: The intelligent Healing System, called "Your Body is Smarter Than You Think."

Dr. Bolliger is a Board-Certified Naturopathic Physician since 1992, founder and CEO of, TEDx Speaker, host of the Healer’s Café where she has conversations on health and healing with healthcare practitioners.

  • 3:51 Dr. Bolliger's approach to healing trauma.
  • 9:02  Realizing the relationship between chronic conditions, trauma, inflammation, and lifestyle.
  • 11:25  How to access and work on trauma without re-traumatizing a patient.
  • 16:41  Dr. Bolliger explains the importance of building a sense of trust with each patient.
  • 1:15  How Dr. Bolliger is helping people heal from a distance.
  • 4:35  Dr. Bolliger explains the LISTEN principle, which she arrived at after healing herself from stage IV cancer.
  • 33:43  How Dr. Bolliger applies the "Touch" component of LISTEN when working remotely with patients living alone, and how quickly the process can take effect.
  • 38:00  Addressing trauma that has originated before or beyond our own lives.
  • 41:09  The origins of the Bowen Technique and the physical components of Dr. Bolliger's process.
  • 43:57  How Dr. Bolliger applies the Bowen Technique for her patients, and how it works in practice.
  • 47:26  Dr. Bolliger's perspectives on psychedelic therapies, and the potential of combining them with bodywork.
  • 51:16  Why the "healer needs to heal first," and the importance of making alternative healing modalities more accessible.

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