Worthy Stokes is an American-born spiritual writer, Near Death Experience(d) survivor of life-altering trauma, HeartMind® Meditation teacher, and #1 bestselling mindfulness author who offers books and support for safe, spiritual healing.
Her writings are endorsed by survivors of life-altering trauma, acclaimed medical doctors, psychologists, CEOs, thought leaders, and bestselling authors.
After experiencing tragic loss as a young adult, she turned to nature, emergent neuroscience, and meditation to understand her grief.
Years later, she miraculously survived a collision that left her partially disabled and visually impaired at the age of 33. While in a coma, her lucid Near Death Experience awakened her to life as immanent consciousness; this pivotal event forever changed her being.
She is the developer of HeartMind® Meditation and The HeartMind® Process. Since 2018, a limited-edition series of HeartMind® Meditations has been free on Insight Timer, the world's largest meditation platform.
The near-fatal accident that left her partially disabled shattered everything she thought she knew about consciousness, interpersonal neurobiology, embodied presence, and real spiritual healing. Since 2014, her passion for neuroscience has been informed by the grief and posttraumatic stress she faced after losing 2.5 senses to devastating neurological trauma, which irreversibly altered her bodymind and transfigured her sense of self. Thus, the core of her work is inspired by both the resilience of one's soul in the face of unbearable pain and the somatic intelligence of one's pure, awakened presence.
Her Near Death Experience led her to abandon organized religion and guru worship; she self-identifies as spiritual but not religious (SBNR).
Worthy holds an undergraduate degree in journalism, has worked globally in the field of communications, and has completed graduate-level course work in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. Throughout her life, she has attended workshops, trainings, and retreats with a broad range of individuals: indigenous thought leaders, neuroscientists, meditation teachers, Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, intuitive healers, religious scholars, bodyworkers, contemplative artists, doctors, poet laureates, research scientists, Tibetan lamas, and more.
She lives a quiet, simple life with her soul mate and husband, who holds an M.A. from Columbia University. She was born in northwest Montana.
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