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Misconceptions of Healing: Challenging the Doctor's Dilemma with Jona Genova

Meet Jona Genova, a performance coach and Reiki instructor - in this episode, she And Amber Cabral are diving headfirst into the intriguing world of healing. They're going to talk about why healing should be accessible to everyone, the lack of diversity in the healing world, cultural appropriation, and why it's absolutely essential to pay respect to the origins of healing practices.

Jona's got a pretty cool journey in the healing world, and she's been doing some fascinating work with diverse communities, including NFL players. What makes her unique is her ability to sense energies that usually go unspoken, and Jona shares some good insights on how to heal those invisible wounds that we have.

Inside the episode, Jona and Amber stress the importance of recognizing experiences that words can't always capture. They'll also bust a few myths about healing practices and give a shoutout to the amazing power of rest - which is especially important for folks in marginalized communities, and we'll wrap up with a conversation about privilege and how it can be the spark for some real positive changes.

So, Amber and Jona as they explore the world of healing, sensitivity, and the incredible potential of privilege as a force for positive change.


-Embrace your privilege and use them for good

-Spotlight the power of addressing your traumas in your healing process

-Sleeping less than 8 hours affects your decision-making and functioning

-Reiki and meditation can help you mitigate the impact of stress

-Use privilege for good and embrace your beauty to spread beauty

-As a woman, boost your self-love to defy societal norms against self-praise


"People feel often feel kind of safety with me, and that can't be faked." - Jona Genova

"Sleep is a time of rest and repair." - Jona Genova

"Black men, they don't trust the doctor because it's expensive. And I wouldn't even call that a misconception That's true. Doctors are always expensive. Our systems are broken." - Jona Genova

"Part of the way that you are creating access is that you're intentional about leaning in in the spaces where you feel called to do so." - Amber Cabral


Jona Genova

IG | @jonagenova

Twitter | @jona_genova

Youtube | jonagenova

Amber Cabral

IG | @bamcabral

LinkedIn | @ambercabral

Facebook | @amber.cabral

Twitter | @BamCabral

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