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Call of the Wild

Kimberly Ann Johnson

Warwick’s presents
Kimberly Ann Johnson
in conversation with Cleo Stiller

Call of the Wild

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 4:00pm PDT

Call of the Wild
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This is a free virtual event on Facebook Live.

On Thursday, April 15th at 4:00pm PDT Warwick's will host Kimberly Ann Johnson as she discusses her new book, Call of the Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power, and Use It for Good, in conversation. Kimberly Ann Johnson is the author of the classic early mothering book, The Fourth Trimester, and has spent the past twenty years working with people and their bodies as a sexological bodyworker, somatic experiencing practitioner, yoga teacher, and birth doula. She specializes in helping women heal from birth injuries, gynecological trauma and sexual boundary violations.

From trauma educator and somatic guide Kimberly Ann Johnson comes a cutting-edge guide for tapping into the wisdom and resilience of the body to rewire the nervous system, heal from trauma, and live fully.

In an increasingly polarized world where trauma is often publicly renegotiated, our nervous systems are on high alert. From skyrocketing rates of depression and anxiety to physical illnesses such as autoimmune diseases and digestive disorders, many women today find themselves living out of alignment with their bodies.

Kimberly Johnson is a somatic practitioner, birth doula, and postpartum educator who specializes in helping women recover from all forms of trauma. In her work, she's seen the same themes play out time and again. In a culture that prioritizes executive function and "mind over matter," many women are suffering from deeply unresolved pain that causes mental and physical stagnation and illness.

In Call of the Wild, Johnson offers an eye-opening look at this epidemic as well as an informative view of the human nervous system and how it responds to difficult events. From the "small t" traumas of getting ghosted, experiencing a fall-out with a close friend, or swerving to avoid a car accident to the "capital T" traumas of sexual assault, an upending natural disaster, or a life-threatening illness - Johnson explains how the nervous system both protects us from immediate harm and creates reverberations that ripple through a lifetime.

In this practical, empowering guide, Johnson shows readers how to metabolize these nervous system responses, allowing everyone to come home to their deepest, most intuitive and whole selves. Following her supportive advice, readers will learn how to move from wholeness, tapping into the innate wisdom of their senses, soothing frayed nerves and reconnecting with their "animal selves."

While we cannot cure the painful cultural rifts inflicting our society, there is a path forward - through our bodies.

Cleo Stiller is an award-winning journalist, speaker, television host, and author of Modern Manhood: Conversations About the Complicated World of Being a Good Man Today. Stiller received a prestigious Peabody Award nomination for public service journalism and an Emmy Award nomination. Her health-focused television show for Univision’s cable news network Fusion is the network's highest-performing original series. Stiller's work was noted by Harvard's Neiman Foundation for Journalism in its Trends to Watch for 2021. She currently serves as an Emmy Awards Judge. Her work receives frequent press coverage, including The New York Times, Fortune Magazine, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, PBS, ABC News, The Independent, Variety, Self, Essence and many more.

Call of the Wild: How We Heal Trauma, Awaken Our Own Power, and Use It For Good Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062970909
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Wave - April 13th, 2021