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Topics that Diane is regularly called upon to provide expertise:


    Taming Negative Thinking

    Self-Doubt & Self-Sabotage

    Resolving Anxiety with Mind-Body Approaches (Yoga and Meditation)





    Living on Autopilot



    Building Self-Confidence

    Connecting to Purpose

    Growth Mindset

    Post Traumatic Growth

    Goals & Values for Motivation

    Autonomy: The Power to Self-Regulate

    Social Connection



    Positive Psychology


    Common Reactions to Trauma

    How Trauma Impacts the Brain

    Embodiment & Interoception




    Balancing the Nervous System

    Avoidance & Escape Behaviors


listen (podcasts):

Interpersonal Neurobiology and Coping Mechanisms - Essential Self Care with Sheetal Ajmani, MD

The Problem is the Portal Essential Self Care with Sheetal Ajmani, MD

Drishti, The Potency of Our Focus: Research Roundup - Yoga Medicine Podcast with Katja Bartsch

The Power of Intention - Yoga Medicine Podcast with Rachel Land

Find Ease in Uncertainty - Yoga Medicine Podcast with Rachel Land

Exploring Growth in the Aftermath of Grief - With Heart and Wonder Podcast with Meghan Johnston

Schemas & Cognitive Distortions with Diane Malaspina - Episode 68 Dhaani Podcast

Working Through the Grief and Guilt of COVID - Bottom Line Advocator Podcast with Sarah Hiner

Grief and Yoga - Beyond Yoga Teacher Training Podcast with Sandy Raper

Yoga as Therapy - Sundays with Wendy Podcast

read (articles):

Yoga Medicine

Insights and Professional Expansion - A Student's Perspective of the Yoga Medicine Mental Health and Wellness Training

Thrive Global

Foster Well-Being in 2021: Mindfulness Habits and Intentional Mental Training for the 4 Core Pillars of Well-Being

The Daily Meditation

Meditation for Brain Fog: Expert Advice You Need to Know

Thrive Global

3 Psychological Nutrients for 

a Fulfilling Life

Yoga Journal

Slept on Your Neck Funny? These 6 Stretches Will Soothe Your Pain by Noon

Top 5.Com

The 5 Best Yoga Mats Recommended by Yogis in 2019

Organic Authority

How Trauma Can Impact Your Yoga Practice


How to Workout with an Arm Injury

Yoga Medicine

Slow Down and Pay Attention to Those Deep Six

InStyle Magazine

Your Guide to the 7 Chakras — and How to Know If Yours Are Depleted, According to Experts

Yoga Journal

When You Need to Cultivate Calm: How Yoga Can Help Ease Anxiety


What Are the 7 Chakras and How Can You Unblock Them?


What is Ashtanga Yoga? 

A Beginner's Guide, Health

Benefits, & How to Practice

Yoga Anytime

How Yoga Can Help You Get a Good Night's Sleep


A Guide to Your Best Health

She Knows

11 Yoga Moves That Can be a Part of a Great Cardio Workout


How to Workout with a Leg Injury

American Profile Magazine

Good Life Guide: One Smart Move

The Greatest

Sore Throat Chakra? Here Are 10 Ways to Find Some Healing Energy

Yogi Approved

The Complex Nature of Grief During COVID-19 (Plus 3 Simple Practices to Help You Cope)

Thrive Global

Reaching Our Greatest Potential by Generating Positive Synergy

Thrive Global

Transcending Challenges by Cultivating Acceptance


9 Ways to Help Heal and Balance Your Throat Chakra

Spark People

How Anxiety Affects Weight—And How to Manage It

My Fitness Pal

6 Meditation Styles to Match Your Personality


How to Workout with a Wrist Injury

Pro Health

A Crash Course In Meditation For Anxiety And Depression

Thrive Global

Take a Breather: Mindful Breathing for Stress Reduction & Well-Being

SELF Magazine

17 Easy-to-Follow Guided Breathing Videos for When You Need a Minute

Authority Magazine

How to Develop Mindfulness 

and Serenity During

Stressful or Uncertain Times

Yoga International

How Meditation Reduces Stress: Plus 6 Tips for Absolute Beginners

Spark People

5-Minute Power Boosters for the Office

Organic Facts

How Yoga Can Transform Your Life


How to Workout with an Ankle Injury

Healthy Way

How Couples Yoga can Strengthen Your Mind, Body, and Relationship

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