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In this episode, I am interviewing Amandine Roche, a yoga teacher, healer, and women’s empowerment expert on how to heal from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), how to tame a monkey mind, and find inner peace.

Some of the topics we are discussing today are:

Women empowerment experience in Afghanistan [11:00] How Ayurveda changed Amandine’s own health [13:38] You cannot bring outer peace when you cannot focus on your inner peace [17:31] Vipassana, monkey mind and inner peace [18:30] Teaching experience of meditation and yoga for PTSD patients [25:06] Why yoga and meditation have nothing to do with any particular religion [29:06] What is it like to have PTSD [41:15] How to understand the difference between intuition and monkey mind [42:00] Why it’s important to follow our heart and not our head [43:50] How to tame your monkey mind [44:30] 5 non-negotiable habits to recover from PTSD and depression [45:40] How healing women on the planet is the way to bring compassion, harmony, love and care back to earth [52:10] Easy meditation and mindfulness practices we can incorporate in our daily life [55:18] Why we should never suppress our emotions or pain but rather listen to the meaning they offer [59:50]

Amandine Roche is a human rights and women’s empowerment expert with 20 years of experience in conflict contexts across Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America. She worked with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping, European Commission, USAID, UNICEF, UNDP, UNESCO, UNHCR, and UN WOMEN.

She participated in 20 peace processes around the world. She’s an author, photographer, explorer, public speaker, social entrepreneur, and yoga and meditation teacher. Amandine is also a healer and a Search Inside Yourself teacher.

She is the founder of the Amanuddin Foundation in Afghanistan and the inner peacekeeping program for humanitarians on the front line. She is now creating the Inner Peace Corps organization to bring the tools of inner peace in refugee camps.

Find out more about her work on www.amanuddinfoundation.org and www.amandineroche.com

Watch her TEDx talk: Inner peacekeeping for global peacekeepers

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