Dawn K. Gibson
Hold on to your hats folks because Dawn Gibson is in the house. Dawn’s light shines as bright as a comet so you’ll want to grab a pen, paper and a seat because she has a lot to share.
Dawn is a psychotherapist with 15 years experience helping people uncover and heal their past trauma and wounds. She is the emerging leader in the field of integrative body-centered therapy for women and moms helping to break the cycles of Anxiety and Overwhelm and literally change the legacy we are passing down to our children to one of reactivity and perfectionism run amok to one of awareness, compassion, and love.
I am thrilled to have Dawn, a dear friend and colleague, join us here. I know you will experience a boost in hope, optimism, and energy just from watching her shine her light.
With love and gratitude,
Lindsay and Dawn Talk about ending the modern epidemic of anxiety and overwhelm.
Tell us a little about yourself
My name is Dawn Gibson and live in Austin, TX.
I am the mother of three incredible and unique children, a wife of 10 years, and the owner of my passion business where I provide individual and group body-centered psychotherapy + coaching to conscious moms. I am also a teacher and speaker and strive to inspire other mothers to make big shifts in their lives by sharing my story and my 15 years of experience.
What is your philosophy on healing or overcoming health challenges.
I believe in the mind-body-spirit connection and feel that when we have health challenges, there is usually an underlying emotional issue or trauma that hasn’t been resolved.
I love the work that I do because it really helps me help others get to the root of the issues that might be causing some of the physical issues occurring.
I believe that even if healing on an emotional level doesn’t entirely “cure” the physical healing, it can help alleviate symptoms as one gets more in tune with her body and intuition.
How have you used adversity in your life to fuel your commitment to balance and wellness?
After years of struggling with an eating disorder and super low self-esteem, then finally building the confidence I could have only imagined back then, I definitely have a healthier way of viewing food, my life, and my body.
I’m not a perfectionist anymore and I do not hold myself to unreasonable standards in my own life. However, I am now committed to moving my body on a regular basis, even if it is just 5 minutes of dancing and I eat well most of the time. My commitment to balance and wellness is really more about just doing what feels good to ME, rather than following the advice of others.
How do you stay healthy, resilient and vibrant?
I drink green juice and protein smoothies daily.
I meditate at least 3-4 times per week.
I visualize what I want in my life on a daily basis and take the steps necessary to create it.
I do my own emotional, spiritual, and mindset work, so I definitely practice what I preach in that department.
I also go to acupuncture weekly and take a multitude of supplements on a daily basis.
My favorite form of exercise that I currently do at the moment is Qoya! It encompasses, dance, moving your body in ways that feel good to me, yoga, sisterhood, and spiritual connection. It is the ultimate experience for me!
What tips do you recommend for your clients dealing with / healing from illness?
TONS of self-care first and foremost, following a routine that feels good to them, minimize stress in any way possible through mindfulness practices and mediation, and to really tune in to the body—even when it feels like a scary place to be—to get to the root of the emotional issues that might be contributing to their issues.
If there was only one thing a person could find the energy and resources to make a priority what would it be?
This may feel too big for some, but acupuncture! It’s amazing! For those who have had multiple medical procedures and can’t even imagine having needles in them at this point, I’d say meditation. You can do it any time, anywhere and it’s free.
What is your favorite inspirational quote for healing?
I use the affirmations, personally. I have a heart issue at the moment and use the affirmation:
My body is strong, my heart is open, and I’m willing to let go.
Dawn K. Gibson, LCSW and help you release worry, overwhelm, and anxiety, and shift unhealthy patterns that you don’t want to pass down to your children. She is a teacher, speaker, psychotherapist, and coach who offers group and private body-centered coaching programs to conscious moms who want to become the happiest and most confident parents, partners and women possible.