Flashback Artist of the Month August 2018

With sales of over 60 million albums worldwide, Alanis Morissette is one of the most influential singer-songwriter-musicians in contemporary music. Her deeply expressive music and performances have earned vast critical praise, 14 Canadian Juno Awards, 7 Grammy® Awards (with an additional 14 nominations), a Golden Globe nomination, and in 2015, was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Alanis has acted on the big and small screen with roles in “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Dogma,” “Sex and the City,” “Weeds,” “Up All Night,” and has appeared as a celebrity guest mentor on “The Voice.” 

Outside of entertainment, Alanis is a dedicated advocate of female empowerment, spiritual, psychological, and physical wellness, and the advancement of children’s education. She contributes her writing to a variety of forums (most recently her weekly column in one of the world’s leading news outlets The Guardian), leads workshops, and participates in keynote speaking engagements worldwide, including at learning institutions such as UCLA, Omega Institute, Miraval, and Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. Alanis has shared the stage with some of today’s great thinkers and change agents, including Oprah Winfrey, Arianna Huffington, Eckhart Tolle, Ken Wilber, Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama, among others. 

Her podcast, Conversation with Alanis Morissette, features conversations with different highly reputable teachers, authors and leaders from different philosophies and of varied psychological, spiritual, neurobiological, and developmental models and backgrounds, all with an eye toward healing and wholeness and recovery. Some of her guests have included Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr’s Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Dr. Stan Tatkin, Dr. Margaret Paul and Katherine Woodward Thomas. Through her editorial website at Alanis.com, Alanis explores relationships, health and wellness, art, spirituality and the feminine movement as well as offering a variety of resources and recommendations. Her website features personally written pieces by Alanis, as well as those by expert guest bloggers, including Cheryl Richardson., Dr. Joel Furman, Dr. Wendy Maltz, and Susan Stiffelman, among others.

As an independent scholar, Alanis has developed her own learning models and practices, integrating and distilling her research, knowledge, and experience into teachings that combine her erudite and passionate insights with profound empathy. With an eye toward functionality and well-being (on social, relational, spiritual and personal levels), Alanis merges academic and psychological studies with the self-work of personal and spiritual development. Her primary areas of study include the Internal Family Systems Model of parts work; addiction and codependence recovery; the Somatic Experiencing model of trauma recovery; shadow work; developmental psychology, attachment theory and attachment parenting; the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) temperament trait as a style of sensory processing; and clinical certification in Imago Therapy, among many other systems. Facilitated through her writing, teaching, keynote speaking, music and art, Alanis’s work to support others in their healing and re-establishing agency in themselves is born of a lifelong desire to support the alleviation of suffering in those around her.

As an activist, Alanis was awarded a UN Global-Tolerance award. She donates her time to causes that help raise awareness and funding on a number of issues, including Equality Now, Music for Relief, the “Every Mother Counts” CD, and P.S. Arts in California. Alanis has been a public advocate for attachment parenting, home or natural childbirth, breastfeeding and its benefits and challenges for mothers across the world.

In addition to music and teaching, Alanis is working on her first book, which will be released in late 2016. 

Alanis Morissette