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In this episode, Dr. David Hanscom continues his discussion with conservationist and best-selling author Mark Owens. He shares how the tools he learned from the DOC program helped him recover from chronic pain a second time and deal with the intense stresses in his life. These tools included: expressive writing, meditation, working out, getting his life better organized and reconnecting socially. He also underscores the power and importance of believing that you can heal.
Mark Owens with wife Delia, lived for nearly eight years in the Kalahari Desert of Botswana where they pioneered wildlife research studies on desert lions, Brown hyenas and migrating antelope in an unmapped fossil river valley so remote that the animals there had never before laid eyes on modern man. Lions literally slept with them, brown hyenas licked water from their toes while they sponge-bathed, and a leopard slept on the stoop of their tent. From the Kalahari they traveled to The Northern Rift Valley in Zambia where they stopped elephant ivory poaching by helping villagers find small sustainable businesses and improved agriculture as alternatives. Their three international best-selling books, Cry of the Kalahari, The Eye of The Elephant and Secrets of The Savanna chronicle their remarkable journey. Use this tool to measure the stress in your own life.)