Samantha Skelly | How To Bust Through Illusions That Keep You Stuck

“We are not our ruptures. We are the loving awareness that the rupture is existing within and when we can tap into our spacious awareness and view the rupture through our loving hearts, it transcends it, it shifts it, it helps it amalgamate, and move the timeline from this rupture that's three years old that's angry at the world into this adult who knows better.” – Samantha Skelly

Wellness + Wisdom Episode 387

Creator of Pause Breathwork, Host of The Sam Skelly Show, and Founder of Hungry for Happiness, Samantha Skelly, shares how you can access somatic healing and reclaim your inner peace with breathwork, her philosophy that “you are the medicine,” how to deprogram your childhood, and her mission to disintegrate the dependency model.

How can you use your breath, your thoughts, and your heart to connect with what's real and rise above all the arguing, division, fear, and contraction that's out there in our world?  

Join Samantha as she shares the tools to help you bust through these illusions; especially if you are feeling stuck right now.

'We are not our ruptures. We are the loving awareness that the rupture is existing within and when we can tap into our spacious awareness and view the rupture through our loving hearts, it transcends it.' - Samantha SkellyClick To Tweet

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Listen To Episode 387 As Samantha Skelly Uncovers:


[1:30] Samantha's Wellness Journey

[13:30] Healing With Breathwork

  • How she discovered breathwork during her healing journey and why it was the #1 most powerful healing modality in her life.
  • Eat Pray Love trailer
  • Why she didn’t like meditation when she first began it because she didn’t even feel safe in her body during the practice of it.
  • Her journey to Bali to seek help for her wellbeing.
  • What immediate benefits and differences she felt between a breathwork and a meditation class.
  • How breathwork helped her heal her eating disorder which birthed her Hungry For Happiness program.
  • The moment of courage she had to listen to the universe and dig in deeper in the inner work.
  • Her search to better understand herself and find out her purpose that pulled her to go to Bali.
  • The universal energies of love, power, and strength that have helped her through some of the most challenging moments in her life.
  • Business challenges that came up for her in 2020 with the complex, dynamic relationships among her team members.
  • Why we should all expect unique challenges to come our way even when we are shining.


[23:30] You Are The Medicine

  • Unpacking the path that she is on now and what people are resonating the most with it.
  • Exploring her philosophy, “You are your own drug,” and her mission to disintegrate the dependency model when it comes to personal and spiritual development.
  • Why we ourselves are the medicine to our nervous system and we can remedy our triggers and ruptures that have been created.
  • The fact that it isn’t your coach doing the work, it’s you who is actually healing yourself.
  • How to create an internal climate of freedom that is always available to you.
  • Steps to take towards healing yourself including knowing that you are not the rupture within but the spaceholder and loving awareness that the rupture coexists with.
  • The space between the dangers of spiritual bypassing and actually being your trigger.
  • What steps you can take to observe your trigger from the lens of your heart in order to heal it.
  • How to create a dialogue with your triggers, emotions, and thought loops to soothe you rather than give your power away.
  • Gabor Maté
  • The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk
  • Bruce Lipton
  • Mel Robbins


[32:00] Deprogramming Our Childhood

  • Unpacking the different ways that we are programmed from our childhood and even before then as embryos.
  • How we develop ruptures and protectors when our personal needs are not met.
  • The impact of conditioning from our parents and caretakers to society that keep us away from our soul’s curriculum and gifts.
  • How breathwork and energetic/somatic coaching help us dismantle and unbind conditioned thoughts that are not true.
  • Why breathwork is a perfect match for energetic and somatic coaching as it opens up the person to the work for greater alignment.
  • How new generations are becoming more and more conscious and aware of how they can heal themselves and their family.
  • Why you should ask yourself, “What am I here to do?” if you find yourself feeling miserable about your life.


[40:00] What We Can Learn In Stillness

[48:30] The Power Of Prioritizing Health

Power Quotes From The Show

'We are all wanting freedom so what if we could create an internal climate of freedom? That way we don't think that we need to fight for our freedom; it's just available for us.' - Samantha SkellyClick To Tweet

You Are Your Own Healer

“You are doing the work, you are doing the medicine, and you have this incredible innate power to heal and empower yourself so that you can empower others. I'm not empowering you; I'm not God, I'm not Jesus. You are doing the work yourself and that's just a beautiful thing that I think anyone can get amongst.” – Samantha Skelly

Create Your Own Freedom

“We are all wanting freedom so what if we could create an internal climate of freedom? That way we don't think that we need to fight for our freedom; it's just available for us.” – Samantha Skelly

Observing Your Triggers From The Heart

“When I bring myself into my heart and I view my trigger from my heart, I'm viewing it from the lens of the heart so that I'm not in it. So, when we hold that spaciousness, we know that we're not going to identify with it but observe it. Then, we have the intelligence and the wisdom to know what it actually means.” – Samantha Skelly


Links From Today's Show 

About Samantha Skelly

Samantha Skelly | How To Bust Through Illusions That Keep You StuckSamantha Skelly

is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, best-selling author, and emotional eating expert. As a leading authority on disordered eating and body image issues, Samantha has made it her life's mission to empower women to overcome their struggles with food and body so that they can live happy, authentic, and fulfilling lives.

Samantha's Mission

Samantha's mission was realized in 2014, when she founded Hungry for Happiness, a movement to support women around the world who are battling disordered eating and body image issues. Hungry for Happiness provides accessible and affordable recovery resources to those suffering in silence. Through her program, Samantha has revolutionized the weight loss industry by challenging the “Band-Aids for bullet wounds” methodology that has long been the industry standard. She works with clients to examine the individual and underlying causes of eating disorders, and in doing so, has transformed the lives of countless women around the world by helping them conquer their food and body related issues once and for all.

Hungry For Happiness

Author of the recent best-seller, Hungry for Happiness: One Woman's Guide From Fighting Food to Finding Freedom, Samantha continues to spread her message and inspire thousands of people through her program, worldwide international retreats, motivational speaking engagements, and the Hungry for Happiness podcast. Samantha has had the privilege of sharing her mission on an international platform, with appearances on Global TV, Shaw, NBC, and, CBC. In 2013, Samantha was awarded “Top 24 under 24,” and in 2014, she was named a finalist for “Best Emerging Entrepreneur” by Small Business BC.

Hungry For Happiness | Our Legacy


About Josh Trent

Josh Trent lives in Austin, Texas with his love Carrie Michelle, son Novah, and a cat named Cleo. He is the Founder of Wellness Force Media, host of the Wellness + Wisdom Podcast and the creator of the BREATHE: Breath & Wellness Program. Josh has spent the past 19+ years as a trainer, researcher, and facilitator discovering the physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world. The Wellness Force Media Mission is to help humans heal mental, emotional, and physical health through podcasts, programs, and a global community that believes in optimizing our potential to live life well.

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