November 9, 2021

Alyson Stoner: Create Space to Try

Alyson Stoner (multi-disciplinary artist, Co-Founder of Movement Genius, author of Mind Body Pride: The 7-Step Guide to Deeper Inner Connection) joins us to discuss the role physical movement plays in promotion of mental and emotional health. She details her childhood in the entertainment industry, growing up around abuse and addiction, and how focusing on the mind-body connection serves as a grounding tool from those stressors. Alyson opens up about her experiences with using disordered eating as a coping mechanism, being disowned by her faith community for her sexuality, and her alexithymia diagnosis. She considers the therapeutic benefits she receives from dance, physical symptoms of being disconnected from one’s body, and the importance of implementing full body awareness into therapy. Mayim breaks down the process of training the brain to achieve certain psychological and emotional responses in another installment of Ask Mayim Anything.

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Guest References

Alyson Stoner: Your Ally in Transformation (Full Website)
Check out Alyson's full website to keep up on her latest work, projects, and more... including here 7 Step Guide for Deeper Inner Connection, her 15 Day Affirmation Series, and a variety of movement classes (seated and standing) to support mental and emotional health.
Alyson Stoner: How I Embraced My Sexual Identity
Read the notable Vogue article we mentioned where actor and dancer Alyson Stoner opens up about falling in love with a woman and embracing her sexual identity...
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(Article) Performing With Missy Elliott, 17 Years Later
Read what it was like Alyson Stoner going from the “little white girl” in Missy Elliott’s “Work It” video in 2002 to having Missy ask her to perform at the VMAs...
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