Worthy Stokes is the founder of HeartMind® Meditations and author of The Daily Meditation Book of Healing. She is a polytrauma survivor who teaches at the nexus of nondual wisdom, neuroscience, and healing.
Worthy developed HeartMind® Meditation guided journeys after she miraculously survived a near fatal brain injury overseas that catapulted her into a Near Death Experience lasting 2 hours. She had been hit by a 15 passenger van while out for a morning run and lost access to four of her five senses that day: smell, taste, partial hearing, and partial vision. Against all odds, she lived. Her journey into Death - and back to this body of life - was the ultimate awakening.
HeartMind® Meditations launched officially in 2018 on Insight Timer, the world's largest meditation app, where practice sessions are free and organized by topic: HeartMind® for Self-Healing, HeartMind® for Anxiety, HeartMind® Aligned for Life Purpose, and an introduction to contemplative awareness.
Since 2008 Worthy has healed with, apprenticed to, and/or studied with Tibetan masters of Dzogchen, neuroscientists, mindfulness experts, therapists, artists, corporate shamans, sound healers, psychologists, somatic experts, and seers.
Inspired by the vast tracts of Wilderness surrounding her birthplace in remote, northwestern Montana, she has spent hundreds of days in personal retreat. Because of her direct experience with life, death, healing, trauma recovery, and what is not visible, Worthy connects deeply with the wisdom to which every human being has access. Presence is her path.
Worthy has closely followed research in the field of relational neuroscience since meeting the late Dr. Candace Pert in 2007. Her work at the nexus of spiritual awakening, attachment trauma, CPTSD, grief, energy medicine, and neuroscience reflects her rich understanding of what we learn from post-traumatic growth, which she weaves into a lifetime of private inquiry and philosophical depth. She lives with her husband (an adult literacy expert) in New York City and Montana, where she is originally from. Worthy is her real, given name; she was named for her grandfather, Dr. Worthy, who was a gifted physician. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.