WtFP: Sarah Biffen & Daniel Ryan on Whole-Person Healing and Wellness Realness


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As I told them in the interview, if there were some kind of award for a wellness power couple (I'm sure some magazine is working on it), I would sure as hell nominate Brooklynites acupuncturist Dr. Sarah Biffen and hypnotherapist Daniel Ryan.

Not only are they both accomplished AF, but they're also genuinely very kind and cool people— none of the cringey egotism or false humility you often see with folks at the top of their field, but just grounded expertise and open curiosity.

In this conversation, we go everywhere from exploring how we are making meaning (and not) out of COVID-19, my burning questions about past lives/past life regression therapy, how the hypnosis community reacted to Jordan Peele's Get Out, what acupuncture needles actually do and why you don't need to be afraid of them (I commit to actually trying it after this pandemic mess is over!), and so much more.

For a little about Sarah and Dan, see abbreviated bio's below— more info on them, and links to stuff we mention in the episode, is available at the show notes for this episode here.

Oh, and if you listen to this episode the week it airs, here's some important time-sensitive event info that Sarah mentions at the end of the episode! Make sure to check out her upcoming 4-week virtual workshop series, "Go the F*ck to Sleep," co-hosted with yoga teacher Annie Wild. It runs Thursday evenings (8-9pm ET) starting THIS Thursday 5/28— and you better believe I will be there... the quarantine sleep struggle has been toooo real over here. Learn more here & sign-up here!
About Sarah Biffen, LAc, DACM
Sarah Biffen is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Board Certified Herbalist, Reiki Practitioner, and Holistic Health Coach. At her private practice in New York City, she utilizes Acupuncture, Herbal Formularies, Nutritional Guidance, Lifestyle Therapies, Energywork and Bodywork to restore balance and promote optimal health.
Sarah on Instagram: @dr.sarahbiffen

About Daniel Ryan, CRT
Daniel maintains full-time private practice as Co-director at The Center for Integrative Hypnosis in New York City. With offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn, he offers hypnotherapy, regression therapy, mindfulness, and meditation to individuals, groups, and businesses. He is also co-host of the new podcast Mind Space Minimal.