421: Alyson Stoner on Surviving the Entertainment Industry, Minimalism & Healing With Movement

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Watch the full video interview on YouTube here: https://bit.ly/alysonstoner421

Alyson Stoner (IG: @alysonstoner) is a multi-disciplinary artist, published author, and global speaker. She is a co-founder of Movement Genius, a digital platform using movement to improve mental and emotional health.

During her childhood years, Alyson performed in 200+ films, TV shows, and tours. She remains active in the voiceover world and can be heard in “The Incredibles 2,” Amazon's "Pete the Cat," and “Lego Batman.”

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Alyson’s early roots into the entertainment industry
  • Explicit pressure vs. implicit pressure
  • Noticing behaviours around food restriction & exercise obsession
  • Going to rehab for an eating disorder
  • What is alexithymia?
  • It’s important to slow down and refresh
  • The lack of support within the entertainment industry & what needs to change
  • Can you navigate the entertainment industry in a healthy way?
  • How to show up for someone dealing with body dysmorphia
  • Details of the recovery process
  • Alyson's mixed feelings about returning to entertainment after rehab
  • The fear of plateauing
  • Be intentional about balancing life
  • Using somatic principles to create a state of wellbeing
  • The art of learning how to say no
  • Going plant-based improved Alyson’s mood
  • Movement Genius works with licensed somatic psychotherapists
  • The goal of trauma informed movement
  • Using equine therapy to treat eating disorders
  • Understanding adult attachment styles: dismissive/avoidant
  • Alyson’s journey into minimalism
  • Alyson embracing her sexual identity/coming out
  • Showing faith without using words
  • Hold tightly loosely

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Related links:

Alyson Stoner - Mind Body Pride (book)

Alsyon Stoner's website

Follow Alyson Stoner on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Movement Genius

Alyson Stoner (IMDB)

Alyson Stoner - How I Embraced My Sexual Identity (article)

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