Here at The Going Beyond Podcast we dove head first into the real stuff affecting us during the time of the Corona Virus Pandemic: anxiety, fear of the unknown, relationships with our partners and kids, and even how we manage the presence of the ultimate difficulty- death of those we don’t know and those we love. It has been our honor to bring the perspectives of experts who are holding space for their clients day in and day out, bringing their wisdom right to the space of your home. We hope these episodes have been part of your healing and processing experience!
In honor of our popular mini-series and the needs of our listeners, we are hosting a LIVE virtual event, a conversation between Randi Zinn (our podcast host), Lia Avellino (relational psychotherapist and director of head and heart at The Well) and Kristin Miscall ( Psychotherapist and leader of the Undoing Whiteness and Oppression Dharma Group at the Brooklyn Zen Center), two of our most popular podcast guests to contemplate and interact IRL with our attendees on the top of a “New-Nomal”- what is it?
What might it look like? How do we prepare for something so unknown? And how do we manage all of our own anxieties and fears preparing for a reality that we don’t know how to define? How do we lean on our personal practices and deepest knowing to move forward with as much clarity and confidence we we can? On this special evening we will invite depth, vulnerability, and introspection in the true form of the Going Beyond Podcast.
Lia Avellino is a relational psychotherapist specializing in women’s issues and modern love, facilitator, and writer/commentator. She believes that deep and meaningful connection is the balm for healing, and that we all have what we need within us to find our way.
In her roles as the Director of Head and Heart at The Well, a science-backed ecosystem for wellness, and the co-founder of Spoke, a community-based organization that provides group support on a variety of life’s challenges with low time commitment and high emotional return, she uses social justice and experiential learning frameworks to empower people to work through issues that are meaningful to them and develop more fulfilling connections with self and others. She graduated with distinction from Columbia University and has received awards for innovative research and excellence in the provision of therapeutic care to underserved populations, while managing a national component of President Obama’s initiative to reduce teen pregnancy across the nation. Her writing and commentary has been featured in GLAMOUR magazine, The American Journal of Sexuality Education, Best Life, and most recently on ABC’s The Tamron Hall Show.
Kristin Miscall has maintained a private psychotherapy practice in the Flatiron District in New York city for over 20 years. She specializes in treating trauma, eating disorders, co-dependency, and addictions. She is a long-time student and board vice chair at Brooklyn Zen Center where she also co-leads their monthly Undoing Whiteness and Oppression dharma group. Kristin lives in New Jersey with her two beloved canine fur babies and spends her free time working to perfect her sourdough bread recipe.
Randi Zinn is an author, mindfulness and wellness expert, podcast host and founder of the Going Beyond Movement and Beyond Mom. The Going Beyond movement grants women permission to step in, step up, and enter a curious dialogue with their life.
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Randi is an ambassador for Athleta and has partnered with Deepak Chopra Homebase at ABC Home, Loyal Hana, WellRounded NY, HeyMama Co, SHE Summit, Appleseeds, SoulCycle, The Mother Company, and IntenSati and Physique 57.
She is a regularly featured expert interviewed by the media, and has been featured in Women@Forbes, HuffPost, The New York Times, Well+Good, MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal, Cheddar, FOX5 NY, Great Day Washington, The Honest Company Blog and many more.
She is a certified yoga instructor through Laughing Lotus NY and has taught since 2008.
Randi’s book Going Beyond Mom- How to Activate Your Mind, Body & Business After Baby was published in September 2017.