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DEPTH Work: A Holistic Mental Health Podcast
23. Psychedelic Assisted Therapy, Spiritual Emergence, and Altered States with Katrina Michelle

DEPTH Work: A Holistic Mental Health Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 43:03


People have been experiencing altered states of consciousness since the dawn of humanity, whether it's through plant medicine, meditation, spiritual practices, or spontaneously (in experiences that often get labeled as "psychosis"). We are now starting to understand that altered states of consciousness, no matter the origin, have the capacity to be deeply healing. In this episode, with my good friend and colleague, Katrina Michelle, a psychotherapist specializing in spiritual integration, we discuss different kinds of spiritual experiences, why psychedelic therapies often are faster and more effective than talk therapy, and how people can heal from trauma through altered states. Also in this episode: types of spiritual awakenings and mystical experiences psychiatrization of mystical/spiritual states psychedelic assisted therapy, mdma therapy, and how and why it works harm reduction with psychedelics Katrina Michelle, PhD, LCSW earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University and her Master's in Social Work from Stony Brook University. For her doctoral research she conducted a heuristic study on Exploring Resistance to Spiritual Emergence. Her Master's research focussed on spiritual development within higher education. Katrina worked as the director of harm reduction for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) at the Zendo Project and served for three years as the executive director of The American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (ACISTE). Katrina has served as graduate faculty at New York University's Department of Applied Psychology, Columbia University's School of Social Work, Fordham University's School of Social Services, and The Institute for the Development of Human Arts. Katrina is a member of the Emergent Phenomenology Research Consortium (EPRC) and currently working with an international team on research to elucidate adverse psychedelic experiences in order to contribute to evidence-based and trauma-informed integration practices. She is also a founding member of the advisory board for The Fireside Project, a psychedelic peer-support line. Katrina is the founder and director of The Curious Spirit, a New York-based psychotherapy and coaching practice. She is also creator and producer of When Lightning Strikes, a documentary in progress intended to demystify the awakening process and help create a cultural context for understanding mystical phenomena while normalizing the often challenging elements of this natural human experience. Research & Links: http://www.thecuriousspirit.org/ Spiritual Emergency by Stanislav & Christina Grof - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/638137.Spiritual_Emergency https://maps.org/ https://zendoproject.org/ https://aciste.org/ Support Katrina's Research : https://challengingpsychedelicexperiences.com/ https://www.lucid.news/ https://psychedelic.support/ https://psychiatryinstitute.com/psychedelic/ Book a session with Jazmine: www.jazminerussell.com/book

A Quest for Well-Being
Healing Souls With Psychedelic Integration

A Quest for Well-Being

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 44:02


—"One of the pillars of integrating psychedelics is exploring the relationship we have with death. This is a matter of integrating the reality of death—death in general and your death in particular—into your experience of living. Integrating death, as a part of the larger integration of your work with psychedelics, is ultimately a spiritual preparation. “There is no fundamental difference between the preparation for death and the practice of dying,” Stan Grof has wisely said, “and spiritual practice leading to enlightenment.” We believe humanity's intention in the universe is to embody the experience of understanding, compassion, kindness, peace with the unknown and ultimately unconditional love, and going forth to share it. Enlightenment is what happens when there is nothing left to grasp, nothing left to fear, nothing but love. There may still be questions but there is no grasping for answers. There is awareness. If you open the cracks in awareness there is love.” Valeria interviews Dr. Ryan Westrum  — the author of “The Psychedelics Integration Handbook” Ryan Westrum, Ph.D., M.A. works as a psychedelic integration therapist in the Twin Cities of Minnesota and through video conference internationally. His primary focus is working with individuals integrating non-ordinary state experiences for healing and personal transformation. He also is the host of The Psychedelic Psychologist podcast. Ryan frequently works with people who are dealing with addiction, anxiety, depression, mental illness, stress, trauma, and end-of-life care. Ryan is available for speaking engagements on a myriad of topics and leads experiential groups, like dream work therapy and psychedelic integration groups; and develops psychedelic integration plans with people through therapy and coaching. Ryan graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Psychology; followed by a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Adler Graduate School. He received his doctoral degree in Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia University.  Ryan is a registered integration therapist for Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).  He is a practicing therapist in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he lives with his wife two daughters and son. To learn more about Dr. Ryan Westrum and his work, please visit: healingsoulsllc.com           — This podcast is a quest for well-being, a quest for a meaningful life through the exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, insights on physical, mental, and spiritual health. The inspiration is Love. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking that can lead us to a new way of being, being well. 

The Return to Embodiment: consciousness, culture, creativity and flourishing
Amarillis Vazquez on embodiment as access point for cycles of disintegration and renewal.

The Return to Embodiment: consciousness, culture, creativity and flourishing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 79:23


In this conversation, I am speaking with Amarillis Vazquez, president of the Puerto Rican chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association.  Amarillis Studied Dance Movement Therapy at Columbia College Chicago from 2001-2003. She has a Post Degree in Play Therapy and is candidate for a Doctorate in Transpersonal Psychology with concentration in Consciousness and Creative Studies at Sofia University. She wasrecognized as the Outstanding Professional by the ADTA in 2021. In her 15+ years as a Dance Movement Therapist she has worked with several populations with conditions such as autism, behavioral problems, domestic violence, anxiety disorders, PTSD, trauma, children of the state, and more.  In aspiring for greater exposure of the profession, she participated in the creation of the Puerto Rico ADTA Chapter since 2015, which was approved in 2016.  Amarillis's private practice, Souls in Motion serves the population of the island through the creative arts therapies. She is fully committed in advocating the use of the arts in particular DMT to help aid others in the transformative process of healing. https://www.facebook.com/soulsinmotionpr soulsinmotionpr@gmail.com https://soulsinmotionpr.com/index.php

The Soul Collective
Divine Feminine + Mystery School Teachings with Marguerite Rigoglioso

The Soul Collective

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 54:27


In this soul share with Seven Sisters Mystery School Founder and Director, Marguerite Rigoglioso we explore a wide range of topics from the holy womb chakra, miraculous conception, 5D conscious business, divine feminine wisdom, ascension and co creating a New Earth. We connect on: -Divine Feminine + Sacred Masculine energies -Holy Womb Chakra healing + activation -Miraculous Conception + the Ancient sacred order of priestesses trained in the practice of divine conception -Creating through the Heart -5D Conscious Business -Our personal ascension / inscension -Marguerite shares her journey to the teachings she is sharing today This experience is free and all are welcome.  Intuitive Business Blueprint Session https://bit.ly/3PQWQwA Emily Ghosh Harris is an intuitive guide, multidimensional business mentor, podcast host and founder of Soul Media. https://www.emilyghoshharris.com @EmilyGhoshHarris (IG)  https://www.instagram.com/emilyghoshharris/ Watch the Soul Collective on YouTube https://bit.ly/3qZgDiu Learn more about Marguerite Rigoglioso:

The Perkins Platform
Forgiveness: For Us or Them?

The Perkins Platform

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 36:00


Dr. Frederic Luskin joins us on Wednesday, June 15 @ 6pm EST for an impactful conversation about his research on forgiveness. Dr. Luskin founded and currently serves as Director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects. He is also the Department Chair in Clinical Psychology at Sofia University. At Stanford, he teaches classes on Positive Psychology, The Art and Science of Meditation, Forgiveness, Wellness, Flourishing and The Psychology of Storytelling. Dr. Luskin is the author of the best-selling books Forgive for Good: A Proven Prescription for Health and Happiness and Forgive for Love: The Missing Ingredient for a Healthy and Happy Relationship. Dr. Luskin teaches stress management, emotional intelligence and happiness skills to corporate clients throughout the United States and has been interviewed by the New York Times, O Magazine, Today Show, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine, Huffington Post, and CBS Morning News, etc. His work has been applied in veteran's hospitals, churches, in resolving legal disputes, with cancer patients as psycho education and in psychotherapy. Dr. Luskin's work focuses on the research proven triad of a healthy and happy life: Enhancing interpersonal relationships, creating a positive purpose in life and guided practice in appreciation and other positive emotions.

Orden Sufí Halveti Yerrahi
Cap 5 - Armonizando Tus Siete Almas - Corazón, Yo y Alma [Dr. Robert Frager PhD]

Orden Sufí Halveti Yerrahi

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 76:12


بِسۡـــــــــمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡـمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِـــــــيمِ 0:00 Armonizando tus siete almas. 4:39 La metáfora del carruaje. 11:08 Los sueños y las almas. 15:13 Las almas en equilibrio. 18:06 Consciencia del mundo. 23:21 La yihad interior y el alma personal. 31:15 Imaginación. 32:27 Drogas y alcohol. 37:02 Realizando el alma humana y el alma secreta. 41:51 La caridad. 42:25 EL creyente es espejo del creyente. 46:42 Nadie es perfecto. 1:01:45 Necesitamos todas las almas. EJERCICIOS PARA ARMONIZAR LAS ALMAS 1:09:14 Dibujando el carruaje. 1:11:47 Autoexamen. 1:12:50 Diario de sueños. 1:13:18 Nutriendo tus almas. ----------------------------- "La psicología Occidental tiende a concentrarse y detenerse en los defectos personales. Según la psicología Occidental, tenemos que enfocarnos en examinar nuestra niñez y pulir todos nuestros problemas de personalidad. Esto llevaría toda la vida entera, o más tiempo aún, y nunca llegaremos a lo que le sigue. Es por eso mismo que la mayoría de las psicologías Occidentales nunca alcanzan al plano espiritual y tienden a permanecer atascadas en el nivel del alma animal o personal. Los sistemas espirituales frecuentemente tienen los problemas opuestos. En muchos grupos espirituales, la gente pretende aparentar ser seres puramente espirituales, que no tienen naturaleza animal, ni ego, ni personalidad limitada. Estas personas se enfocan en perfeccionar su naturaleza espiritual, pero tienden a ignorar la necesidad de trabajar en el nivel de la personalidad" (Pag 171) ------------------------ Corazón, Yo y Alma es el primer libro de un psicólogo occidental que explora la rica tradición espiritual del sufismo como un camino para el desarrollo personal. La psicoterapia occidental apunta, mayoritariamente, a ayudarnos a eliminar los rasgos neuróticos que se formaron en la niñez para adaptarnos a la vida en sociedad. La meta del sufismo, en cambio, es fundamentalmente espiritual: efectivamente, necesitamos transformar nuestros aspectos negativos para ser eficientes en el mundo, pero más allá de eso, necesitamos alcanzar un estado de armonía con lo Divino. A eso apunta esta obra, a describir el camino que conduce a esa armonía y completud; y lo hace de una manera a la vez sistemática y amable, en donde la poesía y los cuentos e historias clásicas del sufismo son, a menudo, el broche de oro de definiciones y explicaciones. Más allá de un paseo por la psicología espiritual del sufismo, este es un libro que apunta a abrir el corazón y nutrir el alma. El Dr. Robert Frager (PhD graduado de Harvard) fundó la Sofia University, Universidad de Psicología Transpersonal en Palo Alto, California, en 1975. El Instituto está dedicado a la exploración de la interfaz entre psicología y religión, convocando así a numerosos representantes de todas las religiones y tradiciones espirituales para aprender de su sabiduría, y cómo ésta puede enriquecer nuestras vida. El Sheyj Ragip Baba, como se lo conoce en el sufismo, recibió su iniciación en el sufismo en 1981 de manos del Gran Sheyj de la Orden Ŷerrahi, Muzaffer Ozak, y fue designado sheyj por su sucesor, Sefer Dal, en 1986. Ha estado a cargo del dergah (centro) de la Orden Ŷerrahi de Redwood City desde entonces. Es el autor de varios libros, entre ellos Sufi Talks (Terapia Sufi), The Wisdom of Islam (La Sabiduría del Islam) y editor de El Amor es el Vino, donde relata historias del Gran Sheyj Muzaffer Ozak Efendi. -------------------- El sufismo no es diferente del misticismo que se encuentra en el corazón de todas las religiones. Tal como un río que pasa a través de varios países y es aclamado como propio por cada nación, sólo hay un río. Todo misticismo tiene la misma finalidad, la experiencia directa de la divinidad." (Pág XIX del Prefacio)

Law of Positivism
135. Oracles and Priestesses, Mother Mary and Miraculous Conception with Marguerite Rigoglioso

Law of Positivism

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 47:31


This week's podcast guest is Marguerite Mary Rigoglioso Ph.D.,, the founding director of Seven Sisters Mystery School and a scholar/practitioner of the ancient Mediterranean mystery traditions. She is the author of The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greece and Virgin Mother Goddesses of Antiquity, pioneering volumes emerging from her doctoral dissertation at the California Institute of Integral Studies that explore women's shamanic abilities in a (r)evolutionary new light. She teaches unique and leading-edge courses on the sacred feminine and women's spiritual leadership at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology), and Dominican University of California. In this episode we cover the following topics: - Divine conception and birth - Mother Mary - Gnostic teachings - Mesopotamian lineage of Goddess worship - King Arthur and Guinevere story and important message - The connection and lineage of divine birth priestesses - Marguerite shares her journey to the work that she is sharing today Visit Law of Positivism: https://www.instagram.com/lawofpositivism/ Website: https://www.lawofpositivism.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lawofpositivism/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/lawofpositivism Learn more about Marguerite Rigoglioso: Check out the Seven Sisters Mystery School website: https:/www.sevensistersmysteryschool.com Watch more from Marguerite on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MargueriteRigoglioso7 Follow Marguerite on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/margueriterigoglioso/ IG @margueriterigoglioso New LIVE Course Starts June 15: Heal Yourself & Our World by Reclaiming Guinevere, Arthur, the Fae & the Round Table: https://www.sevensistersmysteryschool.com/guinevere-arthur-course/ Join Our Monthly Mother Mary Love & Empowerments Circle: https://www.sevensistersmysteryschool.com/monthly-mother-mary-love-circle/

Chicago Psychology Podcast
The Allure of Suicide with Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.

Chicago Psychology Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 65:42


On the episode of the Psychology Talk Podcast, Dr. Hoye is joined by Dr. Stanley Krippner. Dr. Stanley Krippner, PhD, has held faculty appointments at Akamai University, Fordham University, Kent State University, New York University, Saybrook University, Sofia University, and the California Institute for Integral Studies, where he holds the position of Affiliated Distinguished Faculty. He is a Fellow in five divisions of the American Psychological Association, and the past-president of two divisions (the Society of Psychological Hypnosis and the Society of Humanistic Psychology). Formerly, he was director of the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory, in Brooklyn, New York, and (earlier) the director of the Kent State University Child Center in Kent, Ohio.Dr. Krippner discusses with a new book he has co-authored, "Understanding Suicide's Alure: Steps to Save Lives by Healing Psychological Scars." Topics in this deep dive include: • What makes suicide “Alluring” in your estimation?• Dreams that may indicate the possibility someone being suicidal.• The role of trauma in suicide • The role of attachment in childhood• Cultural and Diversity issues (African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, LGBTQ populations)The Book:https://www.amazon.com/Understanding-Suicides-Allure-Healing-Psychological/dp/1440862540Dr. Krippner's Website:https://stanleykrippner.weebly.comThe Psychology Talk Podcast is a unique conversation about psychology around the globe. Your host Dr. Scott Hoye discuss psychology with mental health practitioners and experts to keep you informed about issues and trends in the industry. They also tackle mental health trends and issues in their home: Chicago.https://psych-talk.comhttps://www.instagram.com/psychtalkpodcast/

Content Strategy Insights
Teodora Petkova: Semantic Web Explorer – Episode 119

Content Strategy Insights

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022


Teodora Petkova Modern communication on the web is best when it's semantic and meaningful, networked and conversational. Creating web conversations starts with collaborative internal communication and then invites the marketplace to join in. Teodora Petkova is a semantic web explorer with a PhD in digital marketing and communication. She loves to share her fascination with the evolution of web content and her expertise in cultivating marketing conversations. We talked about: her identity as a semantic web explorer how our abilities as "intertextual animals" help us find meaning amidst the noise of modern media her discovery of "dialogic communication" and how it applies to content marketing the stakeholder's theory of communication the importance of internal communication the role of internal communication in dialogic communication strategy, and the importance of documenting common understandings why she doesn't like to talk about content marketing her definition of content: digital object in an artifact, a result of communication the core of her thoughts about marketing: business is about listening to the rhythm of the market Teodora's bio Teodora Petkova is a content writer fascinated by the metamorphoses of text on the Web. Very much in love with the Semantic Web, she explores how our networked lives transform (and are transformed by) the expanding possibilities of the written word. With an educational background in Classical Studies and Creative Writing, Teodora recently earned a PhD degree in Digital Marketing and Communication at the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Media at Sofia University. In her research and practice she continues to explore words, concepts and the way we use them to transfer or create meaning. More specifically, Teodora works to discern (and sometimes pave) the ways web content is changing marketing communication, us and the way we think, write and live. Connect with Teodora online Twitter email Video Here's the video version of our conversation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAbSqz8zc54 Podcast intro transcript This is the Content Strategy Insights podcast, episode number 119. When you communicate on the web, it's tempting to focus on the messages you want to share. Teodora Petkova will remind you that modern marketing content is more about conversation than announcements, more about listening to the rhythm of the market than about composing your own messages. Teodora describes herself as a semantic web explorer and is fascinated by the ways in which modern networked content is transforming the way we think, write and live. Interview transcript Larry: Hi, everyone. Welcome to episode number 119 of the Content Strategy Insights podcast. I am really delighted today to have with us Teodora Petkova. Teodora is... She's a language lover and a semantic web explorer. That's how she describes herself, and welcome Teodora. Tell the folks a little bit more about what a semantic web explorer does. Teodora: A semantic web explorer looks into how the semantic web changes the way we communicate and opens opportunities for richer exchanges between us through our machines. Larry: I love that. You recently completed a PhD in communication, and so you've thought about this very deeply. Teodora: Yeah. I'm a recovering PhD graduate. I'm trying not to think about that, but it chases me because I'm so curious how language evolves with our machines being able to understand it. I'm all the time saying our. They're not our. I mean, they're Google's algorithm or somebody's digital assistant. I shouldn't say our, because it blurs the perspectives we need to be able to do better content. We need to be very aware that we cannot talk about machines as a whole. Larry: Yeah. When you say that our, because that was the original hope of the semantic web, that we'd all have our say, and it would all be connected and we could share, but in fact,

New Thinking Allowed Audio Podcast
A Career in Parapsychology with Marilyn Schlitz

New Thinking Allowed Audio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 63:02


Marilyn Schlitz, PhD, is professor of transpersonal psychology at Sofia University. She is president emeritus of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. She is coauthor of Consciousness and Healing: Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine, Living Deeply: The Art and Science of Transformation in Everyday Life, and Worldview Explorations. She is coproducer, with Deepak Chopra of the … Continue reading "A Career in Parapsychology with Marilyn Schlitz"

Episode 28: Faith, Love and Discipline with Master Vedic Astrologer Arjun Chakraborty

"Ordinary Habits, Extraordinary Life" with Maria Bailey

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 50:07


Arjun Chakraborty was born a Brahmin in Kolkata, India, where he first learned Vedic Astrology from his uncle and then went to study at the most prestigious academies in India. He works with both birth horoscopes and question horoscopes and is also trained in Krishnamurti Paddhati Astrology, which is the most accurate predictive astrology in the world.He is currently the principal at the Institute of Astrological Science in India, teaches Vedic Astrology regularly, and has delivered lectures in the Linnaeus University, Lithuania; Gothenburg University and Luna University in Sweden; Sofia University in Bulgaria; and the German Astrology Association in Bonn, Germany. Arjun has also been interviewed by newspapers, magazines, and TV channels around the world.Dive into this dynamic conversation discussing the habits and values of a master of this ancient tradition.“My strength is the quality of my work” ~ Arjun Chakraborty In this episode you'll hear about:“We should not run after success; we should concentrate on doing our job as well as possible”~ Arjun Chakraborty A Disciplined Lifestyle•Stick to something for a long time•Have faith in God – “The superpower that created us”•Be honest in your practice and study•Have control over your sensesCrossroad Situations•Responsibilities•Choices•TemptationsAnd...“When you give respect and love, you will get them in return much quicker” ~ Arjun Chakraborty The Path of a Spiritual Lifestyle•Have respect for life and others•Find wise allies•Rejuvenate yourself regularlyPrayer: The habit of asking“Astrology is a spiritual subject” ~ Arjun Chakraborty Plus… “Values are extremely important for me, because if I don't respect them, someday I will have to pay a price”~ Arjun ChakrabortyThe Theory of Karma and the Values that Drive your Choices•Values drive your choices. If you don't respect values, then in the next life, or maybe even in the last few years of this life, you may go through hardships and physical or emotional pain. The Importance of Tradition•What do you believe in?•Has your culture influenced your beliefs?“God is the only superpower who can do miracles and who can bring changes from what is indicated in your chart” ~ Arjun Chakraborty Until next time, be curious, be inspired and simplify the way…

Orden Sufí Halveti Yerrahi
Cap 12 - Rezando y rogando por otros - Terapia Sufí [Dr. Robert Frager PhD]

Orden Sufí Halveti Yerrahi

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 39:30


بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ El Dr. Robert Frager (PhD graduado de Harvard) fundó la Sofia University, Universidad de Psicología Transpersonal en Palo Alto, California, en 1975. El Instituto está dedicado a la exploración de la interfaz entre psicología y religión, convocando así a numerosos representantes de todas las religiones y tradiciones espirituales para aprender de su sabiduría, y cómo ésta puede enriquecer nuestras vida. El ideal educativo del Dr. Frager remonta al antiguo sistema griego que sostenía la creencia de que la educación debe tener en cuenta todos los aspectos de la experiencia humana. Con este ideal en mente, se dispuso a crear una escuela de la psicología que prepararía totalmente psicólogos para entender la naturaleza humana desde un enfoque que trasciende lo patológico y abarca todo el ser humano en el contexto de la cultura, la salud física, la salud mental, y salud espiritual. Hoy en día, la Universidad de Sofía continúa añadiendo nuevos programas para ampliar su enfoque mediante la aplicación de los valores transpersonales a la investigación, la educación, la tecnología y la ingeniería. El Sheyj Ragip Baba, como se lo conoce en el sufismo, recibió su iniciación en el sufismo en 1981 de manos del Gran Sheyj de la Orden Ŷerrahi, Muzaffer Ozak, y fue designado sheyj por su sucesor, Sefer Dal, en 1986. Ha estado a cargo del dergah (centro) de la Orden Ŷerrahi de Redwood City desde entonces. Es el autor de varios libros, entre ellos Sufi Talks (Terapia Sufi), The Wisdom of Islam (La Sabiduría del Islam) y editor de El Amor es el Vino, donde relata historias del Gran Sheyj Muzaffer Ozak Efendi. --------------------------------------------------------- Este libro es una colección de charlas o discursos sufíes, denominados sohbets en turco. En sufismo, un sohbet es una conversación sobre temas espirituales, y brinda guía e inspiración para los derviches que toman en su corazón las palabras de su maestro. La relación entre sheyj y derviche genera profundos sohbets, comunicaciones vivas de corazón a corazón. El sheyj es, simplemente, un canal para algo mucho más grande que cualquier individuo. Esa energía y sabiduría, fluye a través de los sohbets. Los primeros capítulos se centran en trabajar con los obstáculos en el camino espiritual, sobre todo con lo relacionado al ego. Los siguientes capítulos tratan sobre la búsqueda de Dios en nuestros corazones. Los capítulos medios hablan sobre las prácticas básicas del sufismo, particularmente cortesía, servicio y hospitalidad. Después se indican las festividades especiales, y los últimos capítulos están dedicados a las grandes virtudes sufíes, como son la pobreza interior, generosidad, dedicación espiritual y desapego del mundo. Es nuestro deseo que este libro ayude a los lectores hispano-parlantes a cavar profundamente en sus corazones para encontrar el manantial de agua viva, que yace dormido en los mismos, y que les brinde la felicidad en ambos mundos. --------------------------------------------------------- Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Argentina https://sufismo.org.ar/ http://editorayerrahi.com.ar/store/ Instagram: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Facebook: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Facebook: Editorial Yerrahi Spotify: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi

Awakened Underground
Episode 3 - Plants Vs. Pills

Awakened Underground

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 113:41


In this episode Cody talks about how his documentary called Plants Vs. Pills transformed to become The Awakened Underground.  Cody Also interviews Dr. Albert Garcia-Romeu from Johns Hopkins.   Albert Garcia-Romeu, Ph.D. is a member of the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Guest Researcher at the National Institute on Drug Abuse Intramural Neuroimaging Research Branch. His research examines the effects of psychedelics in humans, with a focus on psilocybin as an aid in the treatment of addiction. He received his doctorate in Psychology in 2012 from Sofia University in Palo Alto, CA, where he studied self-transcendence and meditation, and their relationship to mental health. His current research interests include clinical applications of psychedelics, mindfulness, and altered states of consciousness and their underlying neurobiological mechanisms, real-world drug use patterns and impacts on public health, the role of spirituality in mental health and addiction, and use of qualitative and mixed methodologies towards investigating these areas. Time stamps:   0:06 - Disclaimer 1:50 - Cody tells the story of how Plants Vs. Pills became The Awakened Underground 15:39 - Intro: Dr. Albert Garcia-Romeu 16:29 - Interview with Dr. Garcia-Romeu 20:38 - The evolution of anti-depressants 25:45 - The inherent narrative that comes with the term "neuro-chemical imbalance"  35:30 - Yale research involving mice and psilocybin  37:25 - psychedelic therapies for pain tolerance and relief 42:05 - Psychedelics pointing us towards a sense of wholeness, healing as a whole and what that means for the "cosmic community" 51:50 - passing on trauma through genetic mechanisms and generational trauma 1:00:16 - Conceptions surrounding religion and spirituality  1:06:32 - Connecting to ourselves and to one another, and some risks and cautions regarding psychedelic medicines 1:09:37 - the medical model and other ways of working with psychedelic medicines 1:10:47 - the importance of having fun, and coming together to have a communal human experience  1:13:18 - The modern fire ceremony and different types of ecstatic ritual 1:17:58 - Respect for indigenous cultures and the importance of an equitable movement 1:22:57 - Capitalism and a health care system predicated on the for-profit model  1:42:00 - Psilocybin in incarceration settings for rehabilitation purposes 1:43:37 - Thinking in different ways about society, illness and psychedelics  1:44:29 - What big medicines have healing applications in society?      See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Comes A Time
Stephan Schwartz

Comes A Time

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 82:40


This week on Comes A Time, Mike and Oteil welcome Stephan Schwartz, writer, faculty member, and researcher focused on consciousness and extraordinary human functioning. Stephan shares his theories on non-local consciousness and discusses the idea that space-time arises from consciousness, not vice versa. He also goes in-depth on his firsthand experience working with remote viewing as a researcher and practitioner himself. The three also discuss the many parallels between different religions and their access points to the “soul” or continuity of consciousness through gathering, intention, ritual, and meditation.Stephan Schwartz is a Distinguished Consulting Faculty of Saybrook University, a Fellow of the William James Center for Consciousness Studies, Sofia University, and a Research Associate of the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory of the Laboratories for Fundamental Research. For 40 years he has been studying the nature of consciousness, particularly that aspect independent of space and time. Schwartz is part of the small group that founded modern Remote Viewing research, and is the principal researcher studying the use of Remote Viewing in archaeology. Using Remote Viewing he discovered Cleopatra's Palace, Marc Antony's Timonium, ruins of the Lighthouse of Pharos, and sunken ships along the California coast, and in the Bahamas. Learn more about Stephan here.-----------*DISCLAIMER: This podcast does NOT provide medical advice. The information contained in this podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only. No material in this podcast is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen*-----------This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes!Comes A Time is brought to you by Osiris Media. Hosted and Produced by Oteil Burbridge and Mike Finoia. Executive Producers are Christina Collins and RJ Bee. Production, Editing and Mixing by Eric Limarenko and Matt Dwyer. Theme music by Oteil Burbridge. Production assistance by Matt Bavuso. To discover more podcasts that connect you more deeply to the music you love, check out osirispod.com-------Visit SunsetlakeCBD.com and use the promo code TIME for 20% off premium CBD productsVisit BetterHelp.com/ComesaTime to get 10% off your first month of professional, online therapyVisit GradysColdBrew.com and use promo code TIME for 20% off your first order See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Orden Sufí Halveti Yerrahi
Corazón, Yo y Alma - Cap 4 - Tus Siete Almas

Orden Sufí Halveti Yerrahi

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 95:27


ِبِسۡـــــــــمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡـمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِـــــــيمِ 0:00 Tus Siete Almas 6:45 El alma mineral (rūh ma´dini) 20:15 El alma vegetal (rūh nabati) 27:21 El alma animal (rūh hayyawani) 36:56 El alma personal (rūh nafsani) 44:38 El alma humana (rūh insāni) 47:16 El alma secreta (rūh sirr) 49:32 El secreto de los secretos (sirr-ul-asrar) 55:11 Funcionamiento desbalanceado 1:12:51 Arquetipos del desequilibrio (bestiales y vampirezcos) EJERCICIOS PARA ARMONIZAR LAS ALMAS 1:19:28 Auto-Identificarse 1:24:10 Experimentando tus almas ------------------------------------------------- "..Las exposiciones del dr. Sigmund Freud sobre la conducta del ser humano, son principalmente descripciones de las dinámicas del alma animal, que se caracteriza por buscar el placer y evitar el dolor. La psicología conductista se enfoca en el funcionamiento del alma vegetal y del alma animal. La psicología cognitiva trata con los procesos mentales del alma personal. La psicología humanística examina las actividades complejas del alma humana, como la creatividad y la compasión. La psicología transpersonal se ocupa de esa conciencia que trasciende al ego, que es propia del alma secreta, y del secreto de secretos. Estos últimos dos campos de la psiqué, todavía no son aceptados ampliamente por la psicología académica occidental.." (pág. 143) "..El alcohol y las drogas, están prohibidos en el sufismo (y tambien en muchas otras tradiciones espirituales), debido a que anestesian al alma personal y al alma humana. Cuando esto ocurre, es más probable que el alma animal funcione desequilibradamente. Muchos de los abusos físicos y sexuales en las familias, ocurren cuando el que abusa, se encuentra bajo la influencia del alcohol o de las drogas. Y muchas vidas y familias han quedado arruinadas debido a esto.." ------------------------------------------------- El Dr. Robert Frager (PhD graduado de Harvard) fundó la Sofia University, Universidad de Psicología Transpersonal en Palo Alto, California, en 1975. El Instituto está dedicado a la exploración de la interfaz entre psicología y religión, convocando así a numerosos representantes de todas las religiones y tradiciones espirituales para aprender de su sabiduría, y cómo ésta puede enriquecer nuestras vida. Corazón, Yo y Alma es el primer libro de un psicólogo occidental que explora la rica tradición espiritual del sufismo como un camino para el desarrollo personal. La psicoterapia occidental apunta, mayoritariamente, a ayudarnos a eliminar los rasgos neuróticos que se formaron en la niñez para adaptarnos a la vida en sociedad. La meta del sufismo, en cambio, es fundamentalmente espiritual: efectivamente, necesitamos transformar nuestros aspectos negativos para ser eficientes en el mundo, pero más allá de eso, necesitamos alcanzar un estado de armonía con lo Divino. A eso apunta esta obra, a describir el camino que conduce a esa armonía y completud; y lo hace de una manera a la vez sistemática y amable, en donde la poesía y los cuentos e historias clásicas del sufismo son, a menudo, el broche de oro de definiciones y explicaciones. Más allá de un paseo por la psicología espiritual del sufismo, este es un libro que apunta a abrir el corazón y nutrir el alma. ------------------------------------------------- El sufismo no es diferente del misticismo que se encuentra en el corazón de todas las religiones. Tal como un río que pasa a través de varios países y es aclamado como propio por cada nación, sólo hay un río. Todo misticismo tiene la misma finalidad, la experiencia directa de la divinidad." (Pág XIX del Prefacio)

The Trauma & Mental Health Report Podcast
E23: Spiritual Emergency - Madness or Transcendence?

The Trauma & Mental Health Report Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 42:57


Trauma Report writer Lotus Huyen Vu speaks to David Lukoff, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Sofia University in Palo Alto, CA and a licensed psychologist in California. He has been an active researcher and proponent of spiritual competency in the field of psychology and authored 80 articles and chapters on spiritual issues and mental health, co-authored the DSM-IV category Religious or Spiritual Problem, and has been an active workshop presenter internationally on spiritual competency, loss and grief, death and illness, spiritual problems and emergencies. He has been actively involved with the mental health consumer movement for 30 years.

Conscious Speaks Radio!
Self-love Sunday & Kellie J: Self-love Check-IN

Conscious Speaks Radio!

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2022 8:24


Today's share is on why I am coming off of my winter break early. I am going back to Sofia University to finish my degree in Transpersonal Psychology. Did not know my Meditation and Mindfulness professor, Scott Underwood, would be the igniter of this gift. Self-love Sunday is back! Touching-IN here to create the marker in real-time for the flow to begin. Seeds are now planted and "All Systems are Grow! Our worldwide self-love classroom once again together. Because it takes a village and all hearts are needed. Self-love Sunday is asking for paying subscribers to take this show back to live Talk Radio too, and I will share more soon. "When we learn to see ourselves we free ourselves, and this is how we know." Kellie J. Wright = Host of Self-love Sunday, www.internaljourneys.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kellie-j-wright/support

Unlocking the Future
Universities, Job Markets, Entrepreneurship

Unlocking the Future

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 25:09


Universities educate but also prepare young people for the job market through initiatives like hackathons, career and networking sessions, sponsorships and internship programmes. Drawing on real-life examples, the panel in this podcast episode shed some light on how universities can seize opportunities emerging from the green and digital transformation, to promote entrepreneurship and improve access to great job opportunities.With:Nicola Doppio, Innovation Officer at Hub InnovazioneKristina Dimova, Bachelor Student at Sofia University and Aspiring Journalist, winner of the SME Assembly 2021 Youth Essay CompetitionKoen De Bosschere, Founder & Academic coordinator of DO! Centre for Student Entrepreneurship at Ghent University See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

RADIKAAL
56. Ildiko Otova on Nationalism and Populism in Bulgaria

RADIKAAL

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2022 25:35


My guest is  Ildiko Otova, who teaches European Migration Policy at Sofia University. Ildiko holds a PhD in Political sciences from New Bulgarian University and is a laureate of the Mozer Scholarship for excellence in the study of political science and civil courage. She works as researcher in various national and international projects on migration and refugee issues, integration, urban policies and citizenship. She published, with Evelina Staykova, Migration and Populism in Bulgaria with Routledge in 2022. You can follow her on Twitter at @otovaildiko.

Grand Slam Journey
13. Amy Eliza Wong: Executive Coach and Founder of "Always on Purpose" talks about "Living on Purpose: Five Deliberate Choices to Realize Fulfillment and Joy"

Grand Slam Journey

Play Episode Play 60 sec Highlight Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 90:49


Amy Eliza Wong is the Founder of "Always On Purpose" and an author of an upcoming book "Living on Purpose."  Amy is a transformational coach and facilitator working with the biggest names in tech, organizations such as Salesforce, Facebook, LinkedIn, and more. Amy offers transformative leadership development and cutting-edge communication strategies to executives and corporate teams worldwide and in the halls of academia, with institutions such as Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. Amy pulls from various disciplines, studies, and practices to find a consilient approach to achieving genuine and lasting success - what she refers to as "the fundamentals of thriving." Amy has an intense passion for helping people experience meaningful joy and satisfaction in their daily lives, free of fear and false perception. In short, she thrives on assisting others to live and lead on purpose. For more than twenty years, Amy has devoted herself to the study and practice of transformation. As a certified Executive Coach using expertise in transpersonal psychology, design thinking, interpersonal neurobiology, and Conversational Intelligence, Amy has provided thousands of transformative experiences for individuals, executives, teams, and organizations. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in mathematics and has an M.A. in transpersonal psychology from Sofia University. When she's not writing, researching, and speaking, Amy spends time in the Bay Area with her husband and two children.Key topics discussed in this episode:We go through the five choices that Amy talks about in her book Living on PurposeThe importance of having a mindfulness practiceSide effects of Living on PurposeYou can pre-order Amy's book "Living on Purpose: Five Deliberate Choices to Realize Fulfillment and Joy" on Amazon today or through other ways, which you can find on Amy's website. All resources discussed in this podcast can be found on Amy's website. Here is a link to Amy's articles, related to the discussion in this episode where you can find information on how to strengthen your self-awareness. You can then register and use text reminders to harness your focus, live on purpose, and thrive. I registered yesterday and find this practice to be a great addition to my morning routine. Please check out Amy's website for more information and an opportunity to participate. "Conversational Intelligence: Increase your Impact" Stanford Continuous Studies class we discuss in this episode.You can reach Amy via her website or social media accounts: Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook.

Orden Sufí Halveti Yerrahi
Terapia Sufí - Cap 19 - Generosidad

Orden Sufí Halveti Yerrahi

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 23:21


بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Argentina http://sufismo.org.ar/ http://editorayerrahi.com.ar/store/ Instagram: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Facebook: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Facebook: Editorial Yerrahi Spotify: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi ---------------------------------------------------------- El Dr. Robert Frager (PhD graduado de Harvard) fundó la Sofia University, Universidad de Psicología Transpersonal en Palo Alto, California, en 1975. El Instituto está dedicado a la exploración de la interfaz entre psicología y religión, convocando así a numerosos representantes de todas las religiones y tradiciones espirituales para aprender de su sabiduría, y cómo ésta puede enriquecer nuestras vida. #Sufismo #TerapiaSufi #Generosidad

Orden Sufí Halveti Yerrahi
Terapia Sufí - Cap 16 - Reflexiones en la noche de año nuevo

Orden Sufí Halveti Yerrahi

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 9:48


بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ El Dr. Robert Frager (PhD graduado de Harvard) fundó la Sofia University, Universidad de Psicología Transpersonal en Palo Alto, California, en 1975. El Instituto está dedicado a la exploración de la interfaz entre psicología y religión, convocando así a numerosos representantes de todas las religiones y tradiciones espirituales para aprender de su sabiduría, y cómo ésta puede enriquecer nuestras vida. ------------------------------------------------------- Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Argentina http://sufismo.org.ar/ http://editorayerrahi.com.ar/store/ Instagram: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Facebook: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Facebook: Editorial Yerrahi Spotify: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi ------------------------------------------------------- #Sufismo #AñoNuevo #PsicologíaEspiritual

Spiritual Dope
Amie Dean - Akashic Records: A New Way to Connect with Your Past

Spiritual Dope

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 58:35


Amie Dean is a certified clinical trauma counselor and an Ascension Coach. She helps driven, empathic women struggling with self-criticism and not feeling good enough, heal their inner child wounds so they can live an authentic, spiritually awakened life- true to their souls. Connect with Amy over at https://www.one-awakening.com Transcript AI Generated: Unknown Speaker 0:00 Your journey has been an interesting one up to hear you've questioned so much more than those around you. You've even questioned yourself as to how you could have grown into these thoughts. Am I crazy? When did I begin to think differently? Why do people in general appear so limited in this process? Rest assured, you are not alone. The world is slowly waking up to what you already know inside yet can't quite verbalize. Welcome to the spiritual dough podcast, the show that answers the questions you never even knew to ask, but knew the answers to questions about you, this world, the people in it? And most importantly, how do I proceed? Now moving forward? We don't have all the answers, but we sure do love living in the question. Time for another head of spiritual dub with your host, Brandon Handley. Let's get right into today's episode. Brandon Handley 0:41 Hey, there's spiritual dope. We are on here today with Amy Dean. She is a certified clinical trauma counselor and an ascension coach. She helps driven empathetic women struggling with self criticism and not feeling good enough to heal their inner child wounds so that they can live an authentic spiritually awakened life true to their souls. Two things here for you, Amy, first of all, thanks for having a short bio. Second, you know, happy to have you here. And I appreciate it. I know we try to connect you. You see you travel, kind of around a good bit last time you and I tried to connect, we weren't able to have a strong connection but happy to you know, reconnect. Right? Sometimes we set these, we set these up and we don't connect and then we never hear from each other again. So, so glad we're able to, to to to pick it back up. Thanks for being here today. Amie Dean 1:31 Yes, thank you. It really is truly a pleasure to be here. And thank you for being so flexible too. I know I do travel often and just did a four corners tour of the US over the past year and back where we started from. So now this is just the new beginning so to speak. Brandon Handley 1:49 Freight, and you're you're out in San Diego right now. Is Amie Dean 1:51 that right? I'm in San Diego. Yes. And this is home base. This is where you know, when I call home? Yeah. Brandon Handley 1:58 Yeah, fantastic. So I like to start this off with the whole idea that you and I are spirituals for universal energy, like we're the vessels where, you know, that energy is expressed. Right? And the idea is that you and I are going to have a conversation here today, you and I will, we'll have our dialogue and we'll try we'll figure it out. And then there's going to be somebody else who's listening today, that's going to pick something totally different out of what we talked about. And it's gonna be exactly what that person needs, maybe for their awakening, maybe to pick themselves off the ground through an awakening or you know, not not be so you know, not be so taken aback by their awakening, and what you know, just what is that message today that's coming through you for that person? Amie Dean 2:46 Yeah, I love how you put that, by the way to that it's, it's almost like this is the channel, right, and people are getting exactly what they need in the moment. So I would say the biggest message is that we all have an inner child, and this inner child within us, it's natural state is to be innocent and playful and loving, and completely in tune with the joy that we are naturally. But sometimes we have these wounds. And most people I would say have wounds, you know whether or not you've been through trauma, although of course trauma can make a huge impact on the you know, I would say the depth of wounds that an injured inner child part might carry. But with that being said, it's totally 100% healable to work through these wounds that the inner child carries. And often we don't necessarily see this as a stepping point on the spiritual awakening journey. Sometimes, you know, we might go to therapy, for example, and just work on our past or heal certain memories. But it really does keep us stuck. These wounds keep us stuck on the spiritual awakening path. So I'd love to impart some insights around that today and how to work through those wounds to heal them so we can awaken to our true nature as love and joy. Brandon Handley 3:57 Sure, sure. Would you would you say that these trauma wounds are often blocking us from our spiritual awakening. Amie Dean 4:09 Absolutely, yeah, I would say they are. And, you know, and also this is maybe a little bit, you know, often the left field a little bit, but I would say that when we even work to heal our trauma, this is on a conscious level, right? We're coming to it on a sense of, Oh, I know, I have this memory or I have this belief and it's keeping me stuck. And so we're coming to therapy, for example, or coaching or whoever, you know, we end up you know, moving through this kind of growth experience. But we don't always know exactly sometimes what is causing our triggers, you know, on a subconscious level. And so there can be some subconscious wounding, you know, I hear a lot from from people when they come to see me it's something like, you know, I've worked through this before, I don't know why, you know, I still have these triggers in my relationship, for example, or why I you know, still feel like, I'm just not happy, you know, in the way that I thought I could be after healing these wounds. And sometimes there's some subconscious factors there that could be keeping, you know, person from really knowing their wounds, and knowing exactly what that inner child might be going through within their within their heart. Brandon Handley 5:14 Right. Yeah, I mean, there's there's a lot there for sure. Just trying to understand. Even accessing that inner child can be a challenge, right? That admitting that there's an inner child there, and then I'm sure there's plenty people will be like, I'm not wounded. I'm fine. But I think that everybody's got a little bit of something. Right? Even if it's just a nice grape, right, address it? I think, and I don't know, would you call would you call doing this type of work similar to shadow work? Are they one of the same? Are they different yet? Amie Dean 5:47 Oh, no, that's a really great point, it is absolutely shadow work, I would say on the deepest level, can give you an example to I'm glad you brought up you know how to access the inner child or just, you know, the difficulty in accessing it sometimes. And I would say that it is a little bit more difficult on your own. But when you're working with someone directly, whether it's a friend or you know, a therapist or a coach, it can be really helpful to have somebody to see you right, And to see these different aspects of you showing up. But you know, for example, I, you know, I have clients, sometimes they'll come to our session, and they'll say, I have nothing to talk about today. And there's nothing going on, and I'm feeling pretty good, actually, everything's going fairly well, I mean, it's not great, but it's not bad. And then you know, we'll do a little bit of digging, and we'll start to, you know, go into meditation, meditation is a really big help in activating the inner child and getting to know her, or him or, you know, whichever, you know, also, the inner child can show up, as, you know, as an animal, sometimes, too, right? There's so many different ways that this inner child shows up within us. And so when we are looking at this inner child, sometimes, you know, it shows up out of nowhere, you know, in that moment in our work together, where that little, you know, little person inside says, I just need more love, or I'm not getting the kind of experience that I need right now. Or I need a break, or I'm tired of working so hard, or whatever that might be for that person. And typically, my client is taken back by it, I see the look of surprise on their face, their eyebrows are raised, and they're confused. Like, I didn't know, this was happening inside of me, I thought that everything was actually okay. And then tears, you know, sometimes will come out and they'll, you know, recognize that that's that little, you know, little self inside coming out and trying to trying to heal, trying to move through the wounding, just by being in contact with, you know, that person's higher self. And then that's a lot of the work that I do is helping people contact their higher self so they can connect with their inner child. Brandon Handley 7:42 Sure, no, I think that's pretty. One of the things that I noticed and doing some of this work, is exactly what you're saying, we were really good at lying to ourselves. I'm fine. I'm great. I'm doing I'm doing everything I need to be doing. And it's when it's when you have somebody else out there asking you that second question, it could be your spouse, you know, it could be anybody that's willing to kind of ask you the second questions. But typically, we're really good at lying to ourselves, and we feel like we're just fine. And it's not until somebody asks you what's beyond that question. Another thing that I found is that we've got a narrative that we don't realize that there are holes in, right, and we go and we share that narrative with, with a coach such as yourself, or somebody that, you know, that that we're working with. And that and those questions that there's that plank hole in the narrative, they get asked, and we're like, Oh, my God, I didn't even realize like, that was missing. I've been driving around with three wheels, right? Instead of four type of thing. So very cool. What What, um, you know, I'd love to talk about the journey to where you are today to the work that you're doing. So how did you find yourself in this line of work? Start wherever you want? Amie Dean 9:03 Yeah, what a great question. So I would say that I've always been drawn to, you know, I could even start really young, I was six years old, teaching my little sister to read. And I was thinking, I'm going to be a teacher someday. This is what I'm going to do. I just knew it and not in the way of course, that I am a teacher now. But as time went on, I realized I have something to share, I have something I want to, you know, impart to others and I really felt like a helper. And for a while there, I didn't know what that looked like. And I didn't know what that would exactly feel like, but I decided, you know, to become a coach. It just realized, you know, it just feels right. I feel like I just enjoy talking with people in this way. And I was helping, you know, my friends would come to me naturally, you know, and and ask for advice. And I realized, okay, maybe I have a knack for this and decided to become a coach and did some coaching training and then realize I had a client actually, who changed things for me pretty dramatically. This client came to me with a lot of mental health issues and a lot of challenges that they were seeing a therapist for, and then seeing me separately as their coach. And I learned a lot from her in the recognition that the coaching work I was doing was really limited as much as I wanted to help, you know, heal mind body spirit, and I felt there was a huge integrative connection with that I just didn't have the skills, I didn't have the resources, you know, as a coach. So I decided, okay, this matters to me, I know, there's absolutely need to have a much bigger picture, I think, you know, in order to understand how to heal, and how to work through things, not just on, you know, the spiritual, emotional level. But I think if I understand the mental, you know, side of things, the psychological side, then it would make a big difference for me. So I looked into going to graduate school, and I thought, you know, what, I'm going to become a psychotherapist, and I'm going to make this work. And I moved from Florida to California, and went to school, at a really small transpersonal more holistic psych psychotherapy School. And from there, I realized that this was my path that I was always meant to integrate psychology and spirituality together, and then spent, you know, a couple years really, you know, learning therapy and what that was like, and understanding, you know, the holistic side of that too, which was excellent, which 100% connects with coaching in that way. But then I realized, I really want to do coaching still. So then I just began doing both and realize there's, there's a way you can do that. So I think, you know, it just took me some time to realize that clients had certain need, right for Mind Body Spirit connection, and I didn't have the skills at the time to do that. But after, you know, going to therapy school, realize that that was going to make a big difference, I think for the clients that I was going to work with. And, of course, you know, I want to mention, you know, something important to you just in a vulnerable way, I had to go through a lot of my own trauma healing in, you know, during this journey. So as I was talking with that client, you know, we're winding back to that coaching client, I recognized in her you know, there was some mirroring trauma showing up in me, and I realized, you know, I thought that was healed, I thought I had healed my own trauma around this. And it brought up, you know, a lot of triggers for me. And so it was a journey. It wasn't just a how do I learn to help others heal, but through that, it was learning how to truly heal myself. And it was something it was a journey I never, ever could have anticipated. But I discovered, you know, who I really am through that process. So I know that it's a long journey, but I think that kind of sums up, you know, the main points of it. Brandon Handley 12:38 Right now it does, and it's great that you you already knew at a young age that hey, you wanted to help and kind of facilitate others learning and coming along their journeys. And, you know, so you go to a psychotherapist route, and then you end up at this transpersonal holistic school, I've never even heard of such a thing. So I love I love that idea. Can you talk a little bit more about what that education was like? Because, again, when I think of somebody going to a psychotherapist school, I think of like this kind of this, I don't know, what was called clinical studies, you know, that type of thing, white jacket, and when you say transpersonal holistic school, I think burning sage and you know, dreamcatchers. So, yeah, so I'd love to know, just like a little bit of how those two merged for you. And I mean, what drew you more to the spiritual side versus going straight clinical? Amie Dean 13:38 Ooh, yeah, that's good one, too. So I went to so the school I went to is called Sofia University in Palo Alto, California. And the school itself is kind of like a cohort model. And it's very different. You're right. It's not like the white wall clinical ideas, sit in a classroom and you know, listen to a lecture kind of thing. It was more overall sitting in a circle together. And it was a very small cohort, you know, of, you know, sometimes even five people in a classroom, and it was very experiential. And we did a lot of art therapy and getting to know ourselves through meditation, and then using other kinds of therapy that you probably wouldn't have heard, you know, wouldn't hear us most times, like internal family systems, or psycho synthesis and all these different, you know, they're just pointing to understanding that there is a core self, and there's an OS in here, you know, that's beyond our personality that's beyond who we think we are. And so you're right, there was, you know, this idea of the burning of stage and, you know, and understanding, you know, how to actually bring, you know, crystals into some of the work that we do, and, you know, a very deep level, it was very connective, right, it was more of a relational experience, you know, with therapy and understanding, you know, our approach. And you know, more so than here's, you know, here's what you need to learn. Now go out and kind of make that a reality. It was more like you're going to learn it here. You're going to get the experience here. And you're going to take that right into the next mixed into the next stage of your therapy work. So it felt more integrative for me, you know, just bringing that all together, we did a lot of, you know, inner somatic body work and understanding how our body, you know, connects with our mind and our spirit and really getting a hold on who we are, as therapists, you know, not so much as this is what a therapist is, right? If that makes sense, a little bit more of an eye and identity, you know, experience around that. So that was that was that school? And I would say, I would never ever go back and no regrets around that. I think that that was exactly what I needed. And leading up to why I went there. And my spiritual journey, you know, to get there was, you know, I've so I'm definitely an empath, I've always been very highly sensitive. So I've always picked up on emotions of others, you know, quite frequently, and it really caused me a lot of anxiety growing up. So I had a lot of anxiety as a young child had no idea how to manage it, or how to cope with it. And so as time had gone on, you know, I realized that I was also having the psychic experiences, in addition to the anxiety. And so then I was really freaked out, of course, right as a young child, and no understanding as to what that means, you know, I'm seeing my grandmother who had passed in the living room, and I'm having anxiety getting up every day. And so I just didn't really know how to sort through the experience, but I felt a draw. Anyway, I felt a draw to how do I figure this out? Who, who is this enemy, or what's happening inside of me. And that's when I, you know, started embarking on, you know, a totally different journey than my upbringing, which was Christian at the time. And at that point, realized, I would say, maybe in my late teens, it didn't really, you know, connect with my needs. It wasn't something that was really helping me thrive and understand who I am as a soul. And so I would say at that point, started looking into different spiritual books. And, you know, leaders such as Neale Donald Walsch was a really big life changer for me, you know, I would say, Abraham, you know, Hicks, that kind of, you know, experience to more manifestation Louise Hay, all these different authors really gave me an understanding that there's more to life than what we see and what we experienced. And then my anxiety started to subside. And I started to feel better. And I started to understand my psychic abilities a lot more and realize, okay, I'm different, maybe I'm not the same as a lot of people I know. But it's not bad, different, right. So I had to learn through that, you know, that it was just who I am. And a lot of other people were also struggling with that as well out there. And I'm feeling empathic and not knowing what to do with it. So that led me to, you know, this, obviously, the, the long journey led me to discovering who I am really, truly feeling who I am, and having a clear sense of, you know, self awareness within. And then I decided, this is my path. This is number one for me. I just felt this was my purpose. And it was like, nothing could shake that. Nothing could shake the knowing that this is my purpose now, to awaken spiritually and to help others do the same. Yeah. Brandon Handley 18:12 So lots of lots in there. Right. All good stuff. A couple things that I want to hit on is you mentioned integrative, quite a bit. And I believe that one of the biggest challenges that we have, especially in western civilization's last culture, is our ability to integrate spirituality, with everyday life, you know, we, we've got this spiritual life, and then we've got like this, this other life, and I was listening to I was listening to Alan Watts the other day, and he was talking about Hinduism. How, in Hinduism, that's the same, like there's there's no separation. Right? So what you know, when you say integrative, what do you what do you mean by that? And is it along those lines? And is that kind of some of the work that you're trying to do is get people to integrate their spirituality with the whole of who they are? Yes, Amie Dean 19:09 yes. Excellent. That is exactly what I'm pointing to. It's really all about, how can we stop separating our life? Right? How can we actually start to see that in our spiritual life or a meditative life, right is the same as our everyday life, right? The life where we have to do list of so many things you have to check off every day, and responsibilities, right, that are absolutely 100% needed. And what I find through this is mindfulness. I'm also a mindfulness teacher. So I'm a huge proponent on helping to bring people to this understanding that the more mindful we can be, the more we can bring spirituality into our everyday life and integrate it more. And that doesn't look like for example, necessarily sitting on a meditation cushion for 30 minutes a day, getting up and then doing the rest of your day and then going to bed and feeling exhausted right by the end of the day. But it's more of how do I want to start my day mindfully? What does that look like for each person, maybe you know, for each person, it's more of an informal mindfulness practice of, I'm going to make my coffee, right with awareness, I'm going to smell that cup of coffee, I'm going to really be with it, I'm going to find gratitude in the moment of it. And I'm going to do my sitting meditation, maybe, but the rest of the day, I'm going to make an intention to really notice what's happening, in my mind, what's happening in my body, what's showing up for me right now, and how can I tend to that compassionately, as I go through the day, because that's huge, I think, too, you know, if we can be compassionate with ourselves, then we can, you know, bring the spiritual dimension into our everyday life, because that's the dimension of love, right? Helping us to reconnect with with who we are. Brandon Handley 20:47 Now, that's, I mean, that's solid, right? So just bring it all in, I think another piece to that you're talking about you, you're bringing in the mindfulness, you're talking about the meditation. To me, it sounds like you're talking about overall wellness, which is kind of what's meant by holistic, and, you know, if you if you would just say whole self, right, or, or all of these things that you know, are generally going to benefit you as a holistic practice versus I think what we look at as the acute doctor, you know, we go to a doctor, you get, you know, you they work on, oh, your hand hurts, we've got a specialist for that, and, and for that person, everything's going to be about the hand, right? Because that's what they specialize in for them, you know, the hammer nails thing. And then, and then I love the idea to, you know, setting the intentions and you said 10 to it, which I like, I like the 10 to it versus nurturing piece. A lot of people are always talking about you got to nurture this, you got to nurture that nurture, nurture, nurture. That's great. Yeah, you got to nurture to a lot of things. But when you tend to your garden, you, you know, you sometimes you pull some weeds, right? Sometimes you got to sometimes you got to clear some space, sometimes you got to make way for the things that you are nurturing. And in the hole, you're tending to it. So I think that that's a great, great word to use. And then I have a great point. I mean, a question I've been asked before, and I'm really curious, what's your, what's your, what's your take is on it is what would you say the differences, you brought up the word awareness? And we're talking about mindfulness. But what would you say the difference between those two are? Amie Dean 22:22 Yeah, oh, great. So I would say that mindfulness of being mindful is just simply paying attention to the present moment, you know, and what's happening in the now, right. So for example, it's hearing the sounds in the room, right? Or feeling yourself in the chair, it's just being mindful of what's happening moment by moment. And that, you know, in my experience, anyway, creates self awareness. So mindfulness kind of leads to self awareness. And self awareness would be you know, acknowledging, oh, there's thoughts in here that maybe really don't connect, you know, with who I really feel myself to be. Right. As you mentioned, I love that metaphor around the garden, right, tending to the garden in this way. And it's, I mean, if every day we were to wake up and say, Okay, I've got a garden, right, in one way, and this garden has some weeds in it, because I'm human. And that happens. And I might need to, you know, work through that today. But how can I tend to that garden, right, the inner garden, so to speak, as I go throughout my day, you know, noticing those weeds tending to them, as you mentioned, right? Just being with them, and not maybe no, often we're tend, we tend to be in a rush, right? We tend to be busy, we tend to try and make things happen as quickly as we can. Because we want to get more done, right? It's just our culture in many ways. But we're missing that attending right to ourselves, when we're doing that when we're so doing focused instead of being focused, right? And so the more being focused we can be, which is, you know, simply being mindful, then we are truly, you know, gaining self awareness and understanding more of what's happening inside because that's the first step towards healing the inner child or any, you know, any kind of healing truly self awareness, because without that, we're gonna get lost, right? We're gonna be walking in circles and we're going to keep running through the same old cycles that have kept us stuck right in the past. Brandon Handley 24:08 Not for sure, I mean, I think that's a great way great way of putting it so I appreciate that and then you also threw in there the idea of you know, we're so busy like I gotta I gotta do this I've got to run it the next day. I've got a good day but busy doesn't always and we equate busy Yeah, working on the things with being productive. Right and sometimes right sometimes going back to the garden right? Like you don't rip out you don't rip out the you don't rip out the you know, the corn to see if it's growing right you don't you don't rip it out. Take a look at the roots to see if it's growing you leave it flip kind of suicide thing and you sit back and know again that you've got to do these other pieces in order to let it go ahead and be one of the things I want to touch on too is you know you brought up a Christian background. Also notice that you do Akashic work you doing all this? Other work again, you're smudging, you've got dreamcatchers you've got like all these other things going on how's your family take, you know, kind of where you're focused at right now? Because I think a big part of, of doing these journeys and getting into this space, sometimes we meet with resistance from family or friends who were like, What do you mean, you're doing this and this, like, you're putting a position to the fan, like your purpose and what you feel like your purpose is? Right? So what was that journey? Like for you? Amie Dean 25:29 Oh, yeah, that was a journey. So I will tell you that I know at first so one thing about my family is that they are very open minded. So that's a positive. Now my mom was not very open minded. At first, she was more, you know, your, towards Christianity and trying to help me, you know, kind of pivot my way back a little bit, you know, as I've as I've grown through this journey, but my dad was always 100% open, he's like, tell me more about this. Let's read the spiritual books together, you know, oh, the Akashic records, let's do a reading. So I think his kind of openness, you know, and his, his true curiosity around it was something that helped me to recognize that it's okay for me to explore these things. And I know not everyone has that, you know, like one parent or a friend or somebody that says, go for it, you know, what do you have to lose figure, you know, figure out what works for you kind of thing, right? And my mom was on the opposite spectrum. She's like, don't do that, you know, that's a sin. And you can't, you can't read that book, and you can't do those things. And so it was there was like, a push pull on me for a while, like, Dad is good, I'm good with this mom is not so good with this, right? And I had to kind of move through this experience of how do I be fully authentic with myself, right? Well, not, you know, creating chaos in my family around this. And over time, you know, for a while there, I just had to learn how to speak my truth and be authentic with my mom and, and really just share with her my experience of it and and also help her to see that didn't negate her experience, right? That it's okay for her to feel the way she feels and to have her Christian beliefs and to really connect with those, and that they're really not all that different. There's just different perspectives around it, right. And so she opened up a lot, I think, after a few years, she realized, Oh, this is just who my daughter is now. And I have to kind of accept that. And so there was acceptance piece that she was coming to around it. And then she'd say things to me like, well tell me more about that, you know, I want to know more about that retreat you went on, or that shamanic death and dying workshop that you did, you know, it's like, things like that, where, I mean, my mom would never have asked that. So I could tell that she was growing through my process of growth. And I tend to see that often with the clients I work with too. And in their family, sometimes it'll mirror their experience when they're healing, eventually, there's pushback, you know, and there usually is, you know, some difficulty or a lot of difficulty, and how other people, you know, experience your experience. But sometimes there's a mirroring effect, where you can start to realize that, oh, other people, actually, you know, they're growing with me, we're growing together through this, it doesn't mean we're always going to be on the same page. But it does mean that sometimes, you know, we can come together a bit more. And so my mom still has her same beliefs, you know, she's not going to the other side, necessarily with me, but she is so open to it. And she just tells me, you know, how happy she is for me that on all my purpose, and then I'm living my dream, and then I'm doing the things that really matter to me. And it took a while for her to get there. It really did. And it wasn't something I was really holding out for, you know, as I was doing, you know, my own trauma healing work, I realized, you know, what, my mom's approval, right, of course, as I was going through this, and recognized, you know, what is it's actually okay for my mom to be where she is right now with this. And for me to be where I am with this because I have to, I have to do my own healing work with that. So this is important for me. And I think over time, my mom just recognized that it was okay for me to be who I am. Because she loved me anyway. Okay, not everyone's gonna have that experience. I think, you know, of course, but having, like you mentioned a good friend, or maybe your spouse or something like that can make a huge impact. And I'll also add in that my spouse is not he is not necessarily, you know, involved in the same things I am, you know, he's not like, oh, yeah, let's go to a meditation retreat this weekend. You know, but he's 100% supportive. And I think that's the difference, right? We just need to have at least a few people in our lives, who are kind of our cheerleaders, right? They're like, I'm here for you, you've got this. And, and, you know, I love you for who you are. Because that touches on the wound, you know, the people who don't love us for who we are, then we activate our shame wound of our inner child right around not being good enough. And it can absolutely hinder our spiritual journey, right? And maybe even you know, make us decide that we don't even want to, you know, embark on that path because it's too hard or because our family doesn't understand or doesn't agree with it. Right on a deep level. So yeah, it's a really good question, though, that you brought up. Brandon Handley 29:52 So for, like, right, the talents here, especially when you're leaning into something, non convention All right, I think that that's the best way to put it, you know, larger percentage of the world is Christian and larger, even even a large percentage of them don't realize that the Bible is kind of like a, I don't know, a Snow White remake, right? Of all the things that came before it, right? And it's like, all the same exact stories are in there. But like, just because it's over here in this book, it means something different than it ever meant before. So it sounds like you know, she's she's got that genuine curiosity, because she's seeing the the kind of alignment and she's like, alright, well, you know, what the path that you're on, actually aligns kind of really well to everything I already know, I'm sure I'm not sure she's ever said that like out loud, but also have to go to the idea of, you know, I'm a parent. And, you know, it's a general thing that I would have to say is, you know, it's just wanting to make sure that your child is okay. Right. Like, it's not even so much of like, you know, worried about, you know, yeah, you are more more so like, you know, just wanting to make sure you're okay. And so I mean, to me, that's what it sounds like. And it's great that you know, that your dad was kind of there going through and being genuinely interested is sitting down, going through and looking through Akashic stuff with you as well. That's kind of fun. And, and he talked a little bit about to this, this idea of not holding on to needing her acceptance or their acceptance. And I think that I think that's really a powerful thing as well, that the idea of sure you would love it, if they understood and they were there with you and your journey. And that that might be something kind of meaningful. Yeah, but you're not attached to that, right? That doesn't necessarily mean that, that you're not going to do it. And it doesn't necessarily mean that your happiness is derived from their approval. Right? I think that's it, that's a big challenge. I mean, that Good on you for kind of, you know, being able to make those breaks. And even even in that, what else was there? Just that? That, was it, the idea that doesn't negate the truth of who she is. Right? Like, you know, so your mom, you know, doesn't, you know, she can still have her journey, you've got yours. And again, that's another another thing that I that, you know, I experienced myself and have, you know, seen from others, like, this is the way follow me, right? Like, you know, if you're not going this way, then you know, you're not living the truth of who you are. Right. And so being able to being able to look at others and realize that they're all on their journey, you're on yours, you guys all meet, I think about it, kind of like in the in the idea of Wizard of Oz, right? You know, we all kind of meet along the way to Oz, and like, you're going to get a brain you're going for our heart, I just want to go home, right? And, and, but like everybody's kind of on their own individual journey for their own individual reasons. So really cool story, I enjoy it. Another big piece of that is, a lot of us face that, right? We face this wall of, you know, I really want to I really want to step into the truth of who I am, right? I really want to go do this thing, but I'm not sure that XYZ you're going to accept it. Right? Or what are the what is everybody gonna say? And the truth of the matter is like, do you want to sit there and lay in bed at night being like, why aren't I living out my life the way I want to. And, you know, that said, thank you for sharing that journey. And then hopefully, like I said, that's going to be helpful for others who are who are kind of in that same space in place or similar journey to to know what some of the positive steps that they can take. And I'll also caveat that when I say positive, I don't mean like, you know, it's always gonna have a joyous outcome, it means that there's forward progress. When I say positive, there's, there's, you're moving forward, you're you're getting unstuck, you're moving towards wherever you're trying to move to. So let's say, you know, I reached out to you, Amy, and I'm like, I want to do some work with you. What, you know, walk me through, like, an introductory session and what we might talk about. Amie Dean 34:17 Absolutely. So there are two avenues to that. And one avenue is, you know, just spending some time first in like a consultation. So it'd be a phone call to decide number one is coaching right for you, or it's counseling right for you, because, and there's two different layers of this, right. So for example, therapy tends to be better for you know, an individual who is kind of in a in a stage where maybe they haven't done a lot of therapy already before or they have but they still have some very traumatic wounds that they're stuck in. It's almost like the survival stage, right, that they're trying to move through. And so that's, you know, typically therapy, right where we want to actually get down to the bottom of it, what is this core wound? What are some of these things that are in these memories and past you know, Your senses that are causing this wound. So that's more of like the therapy side of it. So and that's also if you know, a person's experiencing, you know, extreme anxiety or depression, or they're really having a hard time, you know, functioning on a, you know, more balanced level in their everyday life. Now, coaching is for people who say, you know, what I know I still have wants to heal, or pretty sure I do. And I'd like to find out more about what that looks like. But kind of similar to what you've mentioned before, it's for those truth seekers, almost right, the ones who are ready to kind of deepen their spiritual journey, you know, a bit more, and they want to connect with like minded people, because the coaching I do is within a group setting with other women. And in the setting, this is a place to truly heal together, because we're not on this spiritual awakening journey alone, right? We're not meant to be anyway, we're supposed to connect and heal through each other's stories and heal through each other's wisdom and compassion. So I would say that the major differences is, you know, therapy is kind of a stepping stone to the coaching work I do. Because it does help to have a really clear understanding of the whys. Why I went through this and the house and, and to have the coping, you know, skills and resources, and then the coaching is that next level, to say, but you know, I got a really clear sense, and my life is, you know, a little more balanced, or a lot more balanced. And now I'm ready, I'm ready to really dive into Who am I really? What is my life purpose? Like, what is most important to me, as a spiritual being? And how can I bring spirituality as the main source of my life? How can I truly understand who I am? And so that would be I think, that next level, you know, and, and often in the consultation, I can help, you know, person discover more about that and understand, you know, where they're at, if they're unsure, you know, where they're at in this journey. But that's usually the first step. I would say to the process. Yeah. Brandon Handley 36:52 So we've determined that I am you I am fresh out of survival mode, right? And I'm ready to go on to this, this coaching, I'm ready to deepen my spiritual journey. I love that you're creating space, and you're working primarily with women, is that correct? Amie Dean 37:10 That is yes. Primarily with women with you know, doesn't have to be developmental trauma, but women who have had some kind of level of trauma or or difficulty in, or just maybe processing through certain life events that they've been through. So And usually, of course, it always stands in childhood, even if they don't have a core memory that connects to that just yet. Brandon Handley 37:32 How do you help them connect to that core memory? What's something that you do for that? Amie Dean 37:37 Yeah, so when so not usually in the consultation? Usually, this happens in our first session together, we spent some time, you know, creating these building blocks around, what are some of these memories you do remember, what are some things that do come to mind, right, that makes sense for you. And then we just go a little bit deeper, and we go backwards in time together. So I use a meditative technique with visualization. And I use something called internal family systems as well. It's a form of therapy that allows you to go deep into your psyche, to understand different sub personalities. And these are simply, you know, different parts of us that show up in our everyday life, like our critic or perfectionist, our, let's say, you know, there's a part of you that you know, wants to, well, maybe a control part, right, I want to control my everyday experiences and creates anxiety for you. So these are parts we get in touch with, and we try to understand how do they connect to your timeline as to when the symptoms began for you? Right? So maybe for this person, it's I started having extreme anxiety at age 10. And I don't know why. Right? I don't know what caused it. So we'll just start to explore what happened, you know, around that time frame, so it's very similar to therapy in this way to you know, in discovering the core wound, but then we go into, you know, the Akashic records, and then we discover more of the whys and the hows around this core wound. And then more memory starts to become more obvious Brandon Handley 39:00 for me because I was waiting to get to the Akashic records. I'm like, can we use feel all this shit and get to the Akashic records? Because I'm ready, go there. Right, let's, let's, let's talk. Let's talk about the Akashic records. What would you say they are? And what, when, and how, how do your clients usually kind of react to what they are versus what their perception of that is? Amie Dean 39:27 Yes, so how so? Typically, it's really interesting. There's such a big interest now in the Akashic records, and most people are like, I don't really know what it is, but I just want to figure out how to access mine, right? Because it sounds so cool to know more about who I am and, and to ask questions to understand my spiritual side. But the Akashic Records really are it's just this etheric library have, really of our inner worlds, right. So I know sometimes you can think of the Akashic records is out there somewhere, right? Somewhere out there, but there's really within us and it's within the physical dimension of consciousness. And typically we're living on the third dimension of consciousness, we can think of it that way. And the third dimension is very physical, you know, we have a lot to do this is that state of kind of get things done, we are time limited. And as we move up into, you know, fourth dimension is more of the astral plane, which helps us to launch into the fifth dimension of love, which is where the Akashic records exist. From here, we're able to actually understand more of our life purpose, understand why we went through what we went through from a place of love, which is why it's such an amazing, you know, opportunity to heal. But some people, you know, they see their Akashic records. It's like a giant library of information, because it holds all of your souls records from all time. So for those who believe in past lives, it's holds your past lives, future possibilities of what could happen in the future, your life purpose, your soul contract as to why we came here, and why we're doing what we're doing, and the kind of karma that we might need to work through. So it has an immense amount of information here. It's like the internet, but you know it within you have information, so to speak. And it's powerful, really powerful. Brandon Handley 41:07 So, do you access my Akashic records? Or do you help me to access them? And then then what were we out there? Amie Dean 41:20 Yes. Oh, I like this question. So for while I was doing one to one readings for people and doing community readings for people and recognize that it wasn't really helping to, you know, provide the tools that were necessary. So I now what I do is I help people directly. So I would guide you, you know, and help you access your Akashic records, but I'd be in there with you. Hopefully, that makes sense. So it almost you know, we so the way that this works is there's a prayer process. And this prayer process helps you to get in touch with the truth of your essence, right? The love that you are. And because of that you're able to, you know, dive deeper into this love, right, the dimension of love in this way. And so the prayer is kind of like a vibrational frequency, almost, you know, that we go into together. So you would say that prayer, for example, right out loud. And I would, you know, stand you know, kind of sit with you hold the space with you. And then you would access your Akashic records at that same time. Usually, for some people, they see light, right open up after the prayer, for example, some people see the library of books show up around them. But there's a lot of different things that can happen in this way. So with that being said, I'm there as a support in the background trying to help in any way I can. And sometimes I will get information, you know, and I'll pull it in, and I'll say, what about this? What do you think about that? And then, you know, people can let me know if they're on the same page, if they feel that too, right, if they're also sensing those changes within them. So yeah, Brandon Handley 42:49 would you say it's a little bit like, yeah, would you say it's a little bit like when Morpheus is in there with Neo, and he's like, you know, stop trying to hit me and just hit me. Right? That type of thing. And then like, he just kind of back away, and he does his own thing? Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. That's it all Amie Dean 43:04 the way. Exactly. Yeah. I love that analogy. Yeah, it's perfect. That's perfect. Yeah, it's, it's a joint, it's kind of like teamwork, you know, in some way in this in this process, because they don't want to just go into your records. I was doing this for a while. And then then everyone has to keep coming to me for mention their records. And I just didn't feel like that was empowering, really. And I realized everybody can access their records. I don't need to do that for them. But I want to empower them to know how to do that. So I'm more of a teacher, I think in this way than a reader like I was in the past. Brandon Handley 43:35 Yeah, that's great. I'm gonna even spin all the way back kind of to the beginning of the conversation, where you talk a little bit about recognizing kind of how you had these psychic abilities, and that made you different. Yeah. And I would, I would almost hesitate to say you, yeah, you were aware of your psychic abilities that I think are innate in everybody. Yeah. Right. It's just, it's just you, you know, you chose to kind of chase the path and give, give yourself to that. And through things like what you're doing with teaching them how to access the Akashic records, you're like, Hey, listen, it's not just me. Right? I'm capable. You're capable. And here's how and here's what this looks like. And just kind of give yourself open openness to that. Amie Dean 44:26 Exactly. So Brandon Handley 44:28 yeah, I love what you're doing. I think I think it's a definitely think it's very cool. What um, you know, who would you say is kind of like your ideal client? Amie Dean 44:39 Yeah. So I would say that so there's a couple different clients that might be you know, interested in this work and interested in this healing. Usually, it's a person number one, they're highly spiritual, dedicated, you know, usually work with a lot of spiritually dedicated women who not to say that they feel like their spiritual life is on track, but they want their spiritual life to be on track, right? Maybe they want You know, more meditation and yoga and more of an understanding of how to deepen, right, their understanding of who they are, but they're not quite there, right. So they, the, you know, there are those people who are ready, but they don't know the path or like, help me figure it out, I'm confused about how to make this happen. So there's that. And then typically, these women tend to be highly self critical, they tend to, you know, be really hard on themselves, sometimes perfectionistic in certain ways, and tend to experience you know, anxiety quite a bit as well, they might also be empaths, you know, and really, you know, tapping into other people's emotions on a regular basis. So these women, usually to, you know, they are busy, busy, busy people, right, they're spending a lot of time, you know, just trying to make things happen. And maybe they have families that they're trying to, you know, balance out with work and their spiritual life. And, you know, coming back to our conversation around integration, they're thinking, how on earth do I integrate my spiritual life, into my everyday life of being a parent of being a friend of being a entrepreneur, maybe of being a business owner? Or, you know, being even being an employee? How do I figure this out? Right? How do I really understand my path? And my purpose in this? So it's usually people who are, they're just ready, really, they're just ready to step into their life. And they're ready, you know, they're, they're tired of living in that third dimension, you know, is one way of thinking of it, living so heavily in that third dimension of consciousness, that the dimension of love within them, that fifth dimension is not present in the way that they would hope? So that would be Yeah, that would be the right person. Brandon Handley 46:36 Thanks for Thanks for sharing that, right. So just so that people who are listening tuned in today, they have an idea of whether or not you know, that's a great fit. One of the things I like to do here is just kind of look at, I look at this podcast is kind of like a spiritual speed dating show, right? Because they're gonna tune in to looking for their next spiritual, you know, date as it were, they're looking for. And I think another thing is, too, is, is, even in the idea of, I'll go back to Hinduism, you know, you can have more than one guru, right? It's like, you know, you go to like one, and you hang out with him for a while. And you awaken certain aspects of yourself. And that's, that's what that Guru does. That's what that teacher does. And so yeah, it's okay to move on. And, and so my guess is like, you're not trying to hold these clients for life. It's like, Alright, come get what you need and move on. Right? Like, you've got what you need for me, I've given you all I can give now. Scoop, right? So says, people are kind of calling on their on their paths. This would be, I think, one or one or two of the questions that I would ask, let's see, what do we had to ask for spiritual Bachelorette number one today? Ooh, to do, let's say, how does one obtain true peace? Oh, I Amie Dean 47:59 love it. How does one obtain true peace? You know, I would say the best way to obtain true peace is to acknowledge the human condition, first and foremost, which is this negativity bias to not have true peace, right? Coming back to that shadow work, right, that we all need to do, I think on a very deep level, that, you know, we're one part of us, for example, once piece, one part of us or several parts of us do not want peace, right? For example, some parts of us want to be angry, some parts of us want to be, you know, in a state of fear, right, and some parts of us really want peace. So first maybe is to acknowledge this kind of multiplicity of our personality, right, where we're not just one person. And, you know, the, the way to obtain that is to make peace, you know, for lack of a better word, make peace with the parts of us that do not want peace, if that makes sense, right? Make peace with the parts of us that need some time to be in anger, to stew in things sometimes to to really allow that sense of mindfulness, right to bring that to our experience, instead of forcing ourselves right to move past it, which is spiritual bypass. Right? Just to get to that true peace state. So hopefully, that makes sense. Yeah, it's a journey for sure. Brandon Handley 49:11 It makes a lot of sense a in the idea of the you said two things there. I'm not super deep on spiritual bypassing, but, you know, that would be the idea of saying, you know, exactly, exactly what said, Well, there's anger there and I shouldn't have that in my life. There's this over there. And that shouldn't be my life. Like, there's like a spiritual bypassing is like, you know, when you're at the buffet, and there's like, all the things there, which makes the full buffet what it is, and then you're like, well, that shouldn't be on there. I'm not having any of that that shouldn't be on there. I'm gonna fill my plate with all the spiritual things that I think I was supposed to have. Yeah, but no pudding. Right? I can't have pudding. I love pudding, but I can't have pudding. And what I found through the Shadow Work is is understanding the There's just like you said, anger may sound like a may sound like an oxymoron, right? It's kind of part of peace. Right? You gotta you gotta you've got you can't ignore that you're feeling angry. If you ignore that you're feeling angry then there's always going to be a disturbance are never going to be peaceful sake if I'm angry. Why am I angry? What's up there? Should I keep feeling it? Okay, I'm feeling it. I'm feeling it. I'm feeling it. Yeah, I'm over it, right. Yeah, I was pretty angry. But I'm over it right like but but it to try and reject it and suppress it is gonna make it a lot like a geyser. In the end? Absolutely. Oh, yeah. Never thrown putting into a spiritual conversation before. But there it is. Amie Dean 50:50 It just comes up on its own. Right? That's right. Brandon Handley 50:54 Let's see to do trying to find one that I don't always ask. Yeah. Let's see, no longer longer to do to do. What does it mean to live in the present moment? Amie Dean 51:10 What does it mean to live in the present moment, I would say to live in the present moment means to be 100%. So this is kind of a number one, of course, coming back to living moment by moment. Right. So reminding yourself that it's not about it's not necessarily that you're not thinking about the future. And it's not necessarily that you, you know, you're not thinking about the past? Because these are thoughts that are happening, right. Thoughts happen on their own? They don't we're not thinking thoughts necessarily. They're just coming in. Right. So it's more about, can I be aware? Can I be open? Can I be just yet self aware in the moment of what's coming up for me, for example, that my thoughts are going to the future that my thoughts are going to the past, right? It's, it's this recognition that as we're present with our body, for example, right, noticing sensation, noticing emotion, can I allow that to be right, it's really the aspect of surrender, I would say, because you have to surrender in order to be present. Because you know, the idea of not being present is the opposite of surrender, right? It's about control. It's about trying to fix it's about trying to jump into the future in some way. And in this instance, so when we're trying to be present, we are understanding that surrender is the way therefore we have to surrender to this doesn't feel good to be present right now. Oh, for example, that anger is showing up, and I really don't want to be present with it. But it's here. And therefore, I'm going to invite it into my experience the best way I know how, right, which is just to maybe be gentle with myself in this moment. So there's that Yeah. To be present. Brandon Handley 52:40 Could you clarify, would you clarify, you know, the word surrender, because I think a lot of people look at surrender, as in giving, as in not standing up for myself, as you know. So when you're saying surrender, what are you saying? Amie Dean 52:56 Yes. So surrender is no, this is actually really important conversation. Because often we can think well, so we're just surrendering, we're just letting it go. And it's no big deal. And as we're doing that, we're just letting go of everything, right, which means our ability to assert any kind of, you know, maybe not necessarily control, but to assert any kind of influence over our lives in some sort of way. But it's not like that surrender is just simply noticing our experience, noticing what's arising, choosing not to fight with it, choosing not to resist it, just allowing it to be and I know that, you know, that is a process. And for many, you know, they might ask well, how do I know if I'm resisting it? How do I know if I'm surrendering? Right? And I would say that, you know, you're surrendering, when there's a sense of openness around your experience, right? There's a sense of just knowing that you're okay, as you are in that moment. And there isn't the sense of tension or tightness around a situation, right? For example, you know, if you have to make a big decision, let's say, right, and you're just going back and forth, you know, Option A or Option B, Option A or Option B, and you realize, you know, I'm not really surrendering right now, because I'm feeling stressed about this, I'm feeling tension about this, I'm feeling like I have to figure it out in some way. That would be the opposite of surrender, right? And then surrendering would be okay, this is how I feel. Right now. I'm feeling torn. There's a part of me that feels this way. There's a part of me that feels that way. And I can't make a decision. In this moment. I'm going to surrender to the knowing that this is the current snapshot of my life right now. And I'm going to be okay with that in this moment. Or at least be okay. Right, with the knowing that this is going to change because all experiences are temporary in this moment. And so there's that right, and that can help you see right that you are surrendering or not surrendering. But the big key here is that you can't just say I'm going to surrender and then okay, fine. I'm not going to make the decision. Greg's gonna make a decision either way. But the point is that as you create some space around it, a decision is made naturally. It comes intuitively through you in that moment, and it's not based on Control Data comes through your higher wisdom is one way of looking at it. Brandon Handley 55:05 Yeah, thanks for Thanks for clearing that up. Right. I think that, again, a lot of people are going to look at surrenders, just kind of rolling over and letting letting things just kind of take over, or they don't have anything that they can do about it. In that regard, you'd mentioned that you had something you'd like to share with the audience. And what was that? Amy? Amie Dean 55:25 Yes. So there is a spiritual awakening guidebook that I offer, just as a complimentary download on my website. And this is this guide book walks you through the six phases of spiritual awakening. I know we didn't get to that today. But I have the six phases that we go through on our spiritual journey. And it's 100% connected to healing our inner child. And this tells you how to go about healing that how to work through these challenges that are coming up and to determine which phase of awakening you're in. Right now. And and of course, there's an option to book a call with me that constant we talked about earlier, if that feels right. And they can download this. So would it be helpful to give the website information now? Absolutely, absolutely. Perfect. So the website is one awakening. So that's o n e awakening.us/awaken. And right there, you can just download it at that page. And yeah, then it's yours. Oh, and there's a journal with it, too. I think that's another important piece as spiritual awakening journal to integrate your daily habit. Brandon Handley 56:31 Yeah, awesome. Yeah. I think that I think that's a good point to make. I recall, when I was going through what I would call my awakening process, and reaching out to people, right. I was like, Jesus, like, Who can I talk to about this? And a couple of people that I chatted with, it was like, just, you know, also, while you're going through this, sure, there's plenty of materials you can read, and lots of things you can do. But one of the one of the things you can do that's very beneficial is to write it out, capture that kind of in the journal right? And just make sure that you're creating space and time to do that. Amy, thanks for so much for being on today. Making the time where can I send other people to connect with you today? Amie Dean 57:12 Yes, wonderful. So I would say that so I do have a Facebook community as well. And this is, so you can go to facebook.com/awakening spiritually together, you can always look that up on Facebook. And I go live every week, every other week, sometimes in the group and their spiritual awakening resources in that Facebook group. And I'm also on YouTube as well, which you can find all those links on my website, which you can find once you download that workbook. I want awakening.us/awakened Yeah. Brandon Handley 57:46 Fantastic. Thanks for being on today with us. Amy. Amie Dean 57:48 Thank you so much. It's a pleasure. And thank you to all who are listening and hopefully, this helped with your spiritual awakening journey. Thank you for having me. I mean journey. Thank you for having me. I Unknown Speaker 58:03 really hope you enjoyed this episode of the spiritual dove podcast. Stay connected with us directly through spiritual dove.co. You can also join the discussion on Facebook, spiritual dough, and Instagram at spiritual underscore Joe. If you would like to speak with us, send us an email to Brandon at spiritual dough Co. And as always, thank you for cultivating your mindset and creating a better reality. This includes the most thought provoking part of your day. Don't forget to like and subscribe to stay fully up to date. Until next time, be kind to yourself and trust your intuition.

What Matters: Conversations
What Matters Conversations with Karen Randall

What Matters: Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 61:50


How  can psychosynthesis inform our unfolding in life and work?Karen Randall is a Transition Life Coach, Creative Arts Facilitator, and Director of Coaching Internships and Supervision at Synthesis Center San Francisco. She has walked many paths in her life and work. In this episode of What Matters, Conversations, Craig Behenna talks to Karen about her path to psychosynthesis and the importance of her work as a coach. Karen also discusses the importance of sports coaching in her life and as an unexpected path to life coaching, sharing her insights into the world of volleyball based on her chapter: "The Bump-Set-Spike of Being a Psychosynthesis Coach: Lessons From the Sports Coach to the Life Coach," published as a chapter in the book: The Call of Self:Psychosynthesis Life Coaching"  from Synthesis Center Press. Please enjoy our conversation with Karen Randall. About Karen Randall:Karen has served as a psychosynthesis teacher and mentor for The Synthesis Center, Amherst, Mass,  as college professor teaching in the School of Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University and SCSF.As a recovering CPA with an extensive resume' of business experience, Karen employs her varied life experience and her transpersonal psychology and psychosynthesis education and experience in her coaching, teachings, and group creative experiences.  She encourages her clients and students to creatively explore how they can answer their unique Call of Self.Karen has the tools and life experiences that encourage her students and clients to dig deep and discover what is calling, and what is stopping the full expression of purpose in life and work.  She has extensive business experience as well as a Master's in Transpersonal Psychology with a focus on Creativity and Innovation.She is also a Yoga Teacher, an Energy Psychology practitioner, a Wife, Mother and Grandmother.KarenRandallCoaching.comYour Hosts:Craig Behenna is an Australian Psychosynthesis Life Coach and facilitator with the Synthesis Center San Francisco's Coaching Practice Group. He is also a filmmaker, screenwriter, former psychotherapist and, in a much earlier life, a lapsed accountant. Craig began practicing meditation with Thich Nhat Nanh and the community at Plum Village, France.  He is also a member of Zen Peacemakers International.Christina Gustafson is a  is a Board Certified Coach and Psychosynthesis Life Coach.  She is also Certified Massage Practitioner with advanced training in Myofascial Release, a Level IIIReiki Practitioner and a glass artist.   About Synthesis Center San Francisco and The Synthesis Center, Amherst, Massachusetts:Synthesis Center San Francisco  is a global community of students, teachers, practitioners and facilitators committed to supporting the next generation of psychosynthesis. We offer distance learning programs, including: Board Certified Life Coach training in psychosynthesis in collaboration with The Synthesis Center, personal development programs, continuing education, workshops,  group and individual coaching.https://SynthesisCenterSF.comThe Synthesis Center, based in Amherst, Massachusetts, has trained hundreds of individuals from across the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, Mexico, Asia and South Africa through their in-person and distance learning Psychosynthesis Training Programs. Under the direction of Dr. Dorothy (Didi) Firman, The Synthesis Center has been an international resources to the psychosynthesis community for more than 40 years.

Magic of the Spheres Podcast
146. Alive Language with Anastasia Wasko

Magic of the Spheres Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 72:09


Sabrina interviews Anastasia Wasko about the concept of 'alive language', a mystical encounter in the midst of evacuating a hurricane, and more.Anastasia Wasko is an editor, writer, and self transformation consultant from the New York/New Jersey area and currently living in New Orleans, Louisiana. With a BA in Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia University (former Institute of Transpersonal Psychology), her creative output is largely inspired by psychological processes and the anima mundi. Wasko's fiction and creative non-fiction writing have appeared in Space Cowboy's Simultaneous Times podcast, Thrive Global, and in Journal of Exceptional Experiences. Her debut work of autofiction SevenThirteen was self-published in 2003. Her most recent work of autofiction Meta Work was released in 2021.Wasko has spent several years working on Mindfield, the official publication of the Parapsychological Association. Her copyediting work has covered a wide range of material as well, from nanotechnology to anti-racist organizing.Wasko's self transformation consulting practice focuses on creating personal narrative shifts through a spiritual worldview, writing, and reflection. She is an advanced reiki practitioner (Usui lineage). Wasko has studied ayurveda and yoga culture for many years. Dr Vasant Lad and Ma Bha are her most profound teachers. She is currently exploring evolutionary astrology and psychosynthesis as additional tools to access higher purpose and achieve wholeness and inner peace.More information can be found at www.anastasiawasko.com. ✨

Marketing Mambo
Developing A Powerful Executive Voice with Coach Cynthia Zhai

Marketing Mambo

Play Episode Play 60 sec Highlight Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 28:36 Transcription Available


Cynthia Zhai is coach and founder of Powerful Executive Voice. Over the past 10 years, she has worked with professionals from 46 countries across 6 continents, supporting them to speak with a voice that reflects their inner power. She's spoken in 18 countries across 5 continents and was awarded one of the highest designations in the speaking industry, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), earned by only 12% of speakers worldwide. Cynthia was also the first woman in Singapore to be accredited by International Enneagram Association.Cynthia was born and raised in China. Even though English was one of her majors and despite being an exchange student in the U.S., many people doubted that she could do voice training and coaching. She was rejected again and again by those she approached about partnering, yet she didn't allow that to discourage her. For the past 10 years, Cynthia has found much fulfillment helping her clients develop their full potential as speakers. She's also the author of Influence Through Voice published by McGraw Hill. She's done a TedX talk on the Transformative Power of Your Voice and spoken on international stages in Europe, the U.S.Cynthia is a voice coach, professional speaker (CSP), and best-selling author of Influence Through Voice published by McGraw Hill. She's also a TEDx speaker.Cynthia has helped clients from 46 countries across 6 continents with their voices to speak with impact and conviction, engages and inspires people to embrace change and take action. Cynthia has been a professional speaker and coach for the past 18 years and her engagement spans 5 continents in 18 countries and regions such as USA, Finland, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Argentina, Egypt, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau, mainland China, India, Brunei, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and The Philippines.Cynthia has appeared in USA Discover Your Talent Show, Singapore Radio Program 938Live 4 times, Hong Kong Radio 3, and Malaysia Business Radio Station BFM as a guest speaker on the subject of Voice. She's a regular guest on podcast shows around the world.Cynthia has spoken to more than 20,000 audience members across industries, from the world's top MNCs as K & L Gates Washington D.C., Stanford University, Sofia University, Mercer, Google, HSBC, Procter & Gamble, to Government bodies as British High Commission Singapore, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority, Singapore Air Force and more.Cynthia's website: https://www.powerfulexecutivevoice.comTEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/PcDerWSyccghttps://www.youtube.com/user/cynthiazhai"It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.”  -- Brian Tracy***************************************************************************If you'd like to talk to Terry McDougall about coaching or being a guest on Marketing Mambo, here's how you can reach her:Website: https://www.terrybmcdougall.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/terrybmcdougallEmail: Terry@Terrybmcdougall.comHer book Winning the Game of Work: Career Happiness and Success on Your Own Terms is available at Amazon. 

Plant Medicine Podcast with Dr. Lynn Marie Morski
Encore episode: Microdosing Q&A with James Fadiman

Plant Medicine Podcast with Dr. Lynn Marie Morski

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 91:57


James Fadiman, PhD, was a part of the first wave of pioneering psychedelic researchers in the 1960s in the US. He's the co-founder of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, now known as Sofia University, and he's the author of several well-known psychedelics books, including The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide. From his initial rediscovery of microdosing and developing a protocol based on early reports, Dr. Fadiman teamed up with Dr. Sophia Korb to record and pattern-map the microdosing experiences of several thousand individuals from 51 countries. In this episode, Dr. Fadiman answers listener-submitted questions regarding microdosing psilocybin and LSD. He discussed dosing recommendations, tolerance, microdosing's general effects on healthy normals, and its specific effects on a number of conditions, ranging from depression to PMS. He also covered a variety of additional areas where people benefit from microdosing, including academic performance and athletics.  In the last part of the episode, Dr. Fadiman discusses his new book, Your Symphony of Selves. He points out that we have not one, but a multitude of selves, and that we can learn to shift between them consciously. Further following this idea, he illustrates how we can save a lot of mental distress by not over-identifying with any particular one of our selves, and how we can extend that concept to those around us. This helps us not only forgive others when one of their selves may have acted in a displeasing way but also helps us forgive and go easy on ourselves when we act in a way that we later find distressing or shameful.   In this episode: The reported benefits and risks of microdosing psilocybin mushrooms and LSD. Whether someone's height and weight makes a difference on their dosage. The overwhelming number of those suffering from depression who reported significant improvements in their survey. Why microdosing may not be advisable for those with anxiety. Dr. Fadminan reports on study findings regarding conditions including depression, PMS, migraine headaches, and bipolar    Quotes: “A lot of people have found that when they're tapering off of an SSRI, which means taking it down very, very slowly over a period of maybe a couple of months from full dose to zero, that microdosing helps. That makes it easier. Makes it maybe even a little faster.” [14:13] “I'm an enthusiast for the effect of microdosing, but I never recommend that anyone microdose. That's a personal decision based on information, but the nice thing is the risk/reward ratio, which is how dangerous versus how beneficial. It's very good for microdosing. Meaning, if you take it, it's very low risk, and yeah, from the reports, we have a lot of possibility of benefits.” [35:00] “What we've found is that about 80% of the people who come in with heavy depression, and again, most of them having failed medications or other therapies, we've about an 80% turnaround rate where they're not depressed. That's really striking.” [42:00] “They (students) say: “Microdosing is very much like Adderall, except with none of the very disturbing side effects.” Adderall includes crashing, by the way. And addiction.” [49:18] “Individual neurons in the laboratory, exposed to microdoses, grow into more healthy, more complex neurons with more dendrites, meaning more communication capacity.” [52:17] In discussing his new book, Your Symphony of Selves: “The inconsistencies you see in yourself and particularly in the people you love are not inconsistencies. It is that they have several selves, and you do too. And if you begin to think in that way, curiously, the world becomes easier. You understand things differently and you are kinder to yourself and more compassionate to others.” [1:10:43]   Links: Psychedelic Medicine AssociationMicrodosing Psychedelics  James Fadiman's website and email: jfadiman@gmail.com Cluster Busters - treatment for cluster headaches Get 20% off everything at Octagon Biolabs with coupon code 'plantmedicine' Porangui Studies mentioned:Psychedelics Promote Structural and Functional Neural Plasticity Books Mentioned: A Really Good Day by Ayelet Waldman The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide by James Fadiman PhD Your Symphony of Selves by James Fadiman PhD, Jordan Gruber JD

All The Therapies
Ep. 25 - Interview with Shanna Whitlow, LMFT, Therapist and Transpersonal Psychology Doctoral Student

All The Therapies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 22:54


This week we talk to therapist Shanna Whitlow about therapy for the whole self, otherwise known as transpersonal therapy. If you are someone who is interested in the deeper dive into the unconscious and the metaphysical or don't quite buy the idea that therapy is a purely medical process, then definitely check out this episode. Shanna discusses how she came to be interested in transpersonal psychology and how the western medical model often fails to address the full experience of clients. Come hear this much-needed perspective on psychotherapy! Shanna Whitlow Bio: Shanna Whitlow is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; specializes in Transpersonal Psychology. She has a passion working in community mental health. As a holistic therapist, she is certified in Kundalini Yoga, bodywork from IPSB, Khalsa Pregnancy Yoga, trained in pregnancy massage and as a Doula. She is a Reiki Master. Currently, a doctorate student in Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University. She enjoys being a mother to her son, hiking, and sunsets at the beach. Email: Divineharmonywellness1@outlook.com or shanna.whitlow@sofia.edu Instagram: divinesmw Instagram: allthetherapies Editing by: Blackwell Post Original music by: Juli Crockett

Finding Brave
195: How to Forgive Someone When You Feel You Can't, with Dr. Fred Luskin

Finding Brave

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 31:49


Thank you for listening to our Finding Brave show, ranked in the Top 100 Apple Career Podcasts! “The process of making peace is forgiveness. It's perfectly ok to be angry, and it's perfectly helpful to become bitter, protective, and even depressed for a bit, because we're overwhelmed and we can't take in this information.” - Dr. Fred Luskin Forgiving others is not easy to do, and forgiveness is often misunderstood as letting those who have wronged us off the hook without any consequences. But on today's Finding Brave show, our guest explains why we need to forgive others, and how we can learn to do it, in order to free ourselves from the fear, shame and lack of confidence that so many of us continue to experience when we cannot forgive. It's all about healing and empowering ourselves to release our experience as “victim” and finally becoming freer to create life as we truly want it, rather than staying stuck in a prison of long-held grudges and desperately-wanted retribution. A top expert on forgiveness, Dr. Fred Luskin is the director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects, a senior consultant in wellness and health promotion at Stanford University, and a professor at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology, as well as an affiliate faculty member of the Greater Good Science Center. He serves as department chair of the PsyD program at Sofia University and is the author of the bestselling titles Forgive for Good, and Forgive for Love. His research interests are in stress management, emotional intelligence, positive psychology, forgiveness and wellness.e, career and relationships, both at work and at home. In this episode, Fred looks at the most common things that hold us back from the act and process of forgiving, as well as provides powerful strategies and tips to help us forgive what we may have previously found “unforgivable.” As he shares, when you learn to forgive for good, it changes you for good (and for the better). To learn more about today's guest, visit: https://learningtoforgive.com/  Become a Sponsor! Do you have an amazing product or service that supports female podcasters, authors, thought leaders and/or women in the workplace or running their own entrepreneurial ventures? We're excited to be accepting new sponsors for Finding Brave now! If you have a business, program, product or service that helps professional women thrive and that aligns with the messages we share on Finding Brave, we'd love to hear from you! Please contact us via our contact form on the Finding Brave site (https://findingbrave.org/contact) to share more about your work/organization and your proposal. We'd love to speak with you!

The Kenny Chessor Podcast
Episod 33: Apostolics in Academia w/Pastor Anthony McCool

The Kenny Chessor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 34:40


In this episode, Kenny talks with Anthony McCool about his experiences as an apostolic in the world of academia. Pastor Anthony is a product of Apostolic Christian School in Knoxville, TN. His journey through the higher education includes stops at The University of Tennessee, Penn State, Duke Divinity, and Sofia University in Bulgaria. The discussion covers how he personally navigated through deep and sometimes dangerous waters and returned home with a zeal for the house and work of the Lord. He's a gentlemen and a scholar, but Kenny is lucky enough to call him friend. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/kenny-chessor/message

Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network
11:11 Talk Radio with Simran Singh

Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 56:42


Your Symphony of Selves: James Fadiman & Jordan Gruber Why you are a different you at different times and how that's both normal and healthy... Each of us is comprised of distinct, autonomous, and inherently valuable “selves”. They also show that honoring each of these selves is a key to improved ways of living, loving, and working. Instead of seeing the existence of many selves as a flaw or pathology, Gruber and Fadiman reveal that the healthiest people, mentally and emotionally, are those that have naturally learned to appreciate and work in harmony with their own symphony of selves. They identify “the Single Self Assumption” as the prime reason why the benefits of having multiple selves has been ignored. This assumption holds that we each are or ought to be a single consistent self, yet we all recognize, in reality, that we are different in different situations. James Fadiman, Ph.D., did his undergraduate work at Harvard and his graduate work at Stanford, doing research with the Harvard Group, the West Coast Research Group in Menlo Park, and Ken Kesey. A former president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and a professor of psychology, he taught at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, now Sofia University, which he helped found in 1975. An international conference presenter, workshop leader, management consultant, and author of several books and textbooks, he lives in Menlo Park, California, with his filmmaker wife, Dorothy. Jordan Gruber, J.D., Practical Wordsmith and Renaissance Writer, collaborative writer, ghost writer, editor, and coach, has forged and sculpted authoritative volumes in forensic law, financial services, psychology, and health and wellness. A graduate of Binghamton University and the University of Virginia School of Law, he founded the Enlightenment.Com website and is now a leading advocate of rebound exercise through his co-authored book, The Bounce. He lives in Menlo Park, California, with his wife and family. Learn more about Simran here: www.iamsimran.com www.1111mag.com/

Black Doctors Talk Podcast
Ep42: Dr. Charli Brown - Transformative Transpersonal Trainin

Black Doctors Talk Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 27:25


Join us on this week's Black Doctors Talk Podcast which features our guest, Dr. Charli Brown. Dr. Brown is a professor and transformative transpersonal trainer and consultant focusing on the well-being of the whole person. She specializes in integrating psycho-socio-emotional tools into the everyday and teaching others how to utilize these for their highest impact. Dr. Brown's extensive background in (w)holistic understanding and women's ways of knowing, helps her connect deeply to her clients through many learning languages and modalities. During the podcast, Dr. Brown discusses how her work does not focus simply on one aspect of an individual's life that causes stress or uncomfortability, but the totality of experiences that have led them to their current state. Transpersonal means connecting mind, body, spirit, and environment. While traditional psychology focuses on the head, transpersonal psychology addresses how experiences manifest in life. This whole-person focus addresses the root instead of the symptoms. Through coaching, workshops, training, and consulting, Dr. Brown teaches simple, every-day tools that can be used at any moment to propel someone in a new direction, to get you unstuck, and to dissolve the blocks. These tools are feminine ways of knowing. Dr. Brown completed her undergraduate degree at Howard University (BBA). Sher received M.A. in Women's Spirituality from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. She earned her first PhD from Sofia University in Transpersonal Psychology and earned a second in Integral and Transpersonal Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies. She resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Business & Beers Japan
Parissa Haghirian: Japanese Management Expert

Business & Beers Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2021 42:58


Parissa Haghirian is an internationally renowned expert on Japanese Management and Leadership and a Professor of International Management at Sofia University.  She is the author of 12 books on Japanese Management, Cross-Cultural topics, and Consumer Dynamics.  We examine these as well as some cultural concepts from her latest book. We also discuss how Japanese management practice is uniquely different,  successful Japanese corporate survival strategies and what foreign firms can learn, why cross-cultural business issues are often Japan specific, and her favorite language concept "50 ways to say No in Japanese which don't actually include No". Other topics of interest:In-depth explanation on the fundamental differences between Westerns and Japanese management environmentsHow "Constant Job Rotation" is a benefit for Japanese managementWhy are cute mascots essential in corporate JapanInsight on how Japanese companies are actually very open-mindedThe advantages and disadvantages of the "process driven" nature of Japanese companies "Cross-cultural growth is based on mistakes, it's a tough and emotional learning process"Consumer dynamics and the challenges facing foreign brands entering JapanExplanations of Ganbaru, Gamman, and Enryo from her book "Japanese Business Concepts you should Know"  "The most interesting question for Japanese is how foreigners manage, and the most interesting for foreigners is how Japanese manage" The advise which led to her dedication of researching Japanese management.The question she wishes people had asked her, but has yet had the chance to answer - until nowParissa Haghirian: https://www.linkedin.comJapanese Business Concepts You Should Know: https://www.amazon.com/Japanese-Business-ConceptsMore Now and Zen Japan episodes: https://www.nowandzen.jp/Grow website traffic = Zo Digital: https://www.zodigital.jp/ Great Sleep Starts Here = gugu Sleep Company: https://gugu.jpJapan Adventures via Camper Van = Dream Drive: https://www.dreamdrive.lifeUse the code word "ZEN" to receive discounts

Orden Sufí Halveti Yerrahi
Corazón, Yo y Alma - Cap 2 - Abriendo tu Corazón.

Orden Sufí Halveti Yerrahi

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 89:39


سْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ 0:00 Tu corazón es un espejo pulido. 1:25 El Corazón como nuestro Centro Espiritual. 4:27 Comparando el Corazón Físico y el Espiritual. 7:29 Abriendo el Corazón . 12:18 Las Cuatro Estacione del Corazón. 14:43 El Pecho (sadr en arabe). 16:24 La Luz de la Práctica. 19:15 El Nafs نَفْس (Ego). 21:21 El conocimiento del Pecho. 23:46 El Corazón (Qalb قلْب). 32:49 La Luz de la Fe. 34:52 El Temor a Dios (Taqwa). 37:17 El Corazón Interno. 38:53 Consciencia de la Presencia de Dios. 43:09 El Corazón Recóndito. 44:56 Etapas de la Razón y el Conocimiento. 50:57 Las Luces del Corazón. 57:31 El Versículo de la Luz. 1:00:55 El Camino del Corazón. 1:02:42 El Estado de Unión. 1:06:07 Conclusiones. 1:13:12 Ejercicios para abrir el Corazón. --------------------------------------------------- El Dr. Robert Frager (PhD graduado de Harvard) fundó la Sofia University, Universidad de Psicología Transpersonal en Palo Alto, California, en 1975. El Instituto está dedicado a la exploración de la interfaz entre psicología y religión, convocando así a numerosos representantes de todas las religiones y tradiciones espirituales para aprender de su sabiduría, y cómo ésta puede enriquecer nuestras vida. --------------------------------------------------- Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Argentina http://sufismo.org.ar/ http://editorayerrahi.com.ar/store/ YouTube: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Instagram: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Facebook: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Facebook: Editorial Yerrahi Spotify: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi --------------------------------------------------- #Sufismo #PsicologíaTranspersonal #PsicologíaEspiritual

Don't Worry, We'll Talk It Out
Down the Rabbit Hole: America and Conspiracy Theories (with Dr. Jessica Micono and Dr. David Morelos)

Don't Worry, We'll Talk It Out

Play Episode Play 33 sec Highlight Listen Later May 5, 2021 58:24


Today Randon has on hosts of the podcast Psychology after Dark, Dr. Jessica Micono, and Dr. David Morelos. Dr. Micono is a clinical psychologist with expertise in forensic psychology, and evaluating, diagnosing, and treating criminal pathology. She has an M.A. in Forensic Psychology and a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. Dr. Morelos has spent the last 18 years working with criminal populations in both law-enforcement and substance abuse treatment roles. His expertise is in prisonization and men’s psychology. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology (transpersonal concentration) from Sofia University in Palo Alto, CA.   These two psychologists and I discuss America's intimate relationship with conspiratorial thinking. We discuss how conspiracy theories arise, the socio-political and existential factors involved in believing in them, "real" theories like MK Ultra and Cointelpro, as well as how generational differences play a role. Follow my Instagram for life and podcast updates! https://www.instagram.com/randon_heim/Check out David and Jessica's podcast here! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/psychology-after-dark/id1464254263

Shrink Rap Radio Psychology Interviews: Exploring brain, body, mind, spirit, intuition, leadership, research, psychotherapy a

Angel Morgan, PhD, President of IASD, is a dream psychologist, founder/director of Dreambridge, adjunct professor and research faculty in the Global PhD in Transpersonal Psychology program at Sofia University. She specializes in dreams, creativity, and the connection between the two (Dream-Arts). An interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker, she received her PhD in Psychology after completing the Dream Studies and Creativity Studies programs at Saybrook University. Before that, she received an MA in Human Development from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, a BA in Theater, Film, and Television from UCLA, and is a graduate of the Idyllwild Arts Academy. Angel has worked professionally as an actor, director, dancer, singer-songwriter, and visual artist in Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chapel Hill, NC. She was a Waldorf class teacher in Los Altos, CA, where she taught all subjects through storytelling, music, art, and drama, educated parents, and was the faculty co-artistic director. Since moving to Ashland, Oregon in 2006, she has directed the documentary film Linked: The Dream-Creativity Connection, the short film Dream News 2050, and these web series: Dreambridge: Reasons to Build It; Child Development and Dreams; and Conversations with Artists About Dreams (YouTube.com/theDreambridge). A recipient of the William Fadiman writing award, she has written many dream psychology articles ranging from Cambridge Journals to The Huffington Post. She has a chapter in Sleep Monsters and Superheroes: Empowering Children Through Creative Dreamplay called “Dragons, Angels, and Rites of Passage: The Universal Language of Children’s Dreams” and won the Best Screenplay Award from The Buddha International Film Festival in India for a story filled with dreams, spiritual development, consciousness exploration, and humor. Her books are The Alphabliss of Miss, and Dreamer’s Powerful Tiger: A New Lucid Dreaming Classic for Children and Parents of the 21st Century (now also an audiobook). For the past two years, Dr. Morgan has served The International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) in the role of President and CEO. In that time, while Chair of the Executive Committee, she helped create the Dream Study Groups Program as DSGP Co-Chair, formed IASD’s Diversity Task Force Advisory Committee (DAC) as Chair, served on the Conference Advisory Committee as the Keynote Coordinator and will Host 2021’s Virtual Conference which has two featured tracks: Dreams and The Arts; and Dreams and Ethnicity. At the 2021 Virtual conference, after giving her outgoing President’s address at the General Membership meeting,  Dr. Morgan will present in a symposium called Dreaming, Imagination, and Creativity, where she will discuss the psychological relationship between Dreams, Creativity, and the Arts. In this presentation, she will weave from her research and practice, examples of: dream inspired creativity, creativity in dreams, and dream incubated creativity; and examples of Dream Arts from Ancient Egypt and Greece through the 21st Century. She will also facilitate a workshop titled, Lucid Dream Drama with elements of Gestalt psychology, Psychodrama, Improvisation, and Lucid Dreaming. Volunteers will cast, direct, and if they wish, act within their dream ‘scenes’ with Dr. Morgan’s assistance. In this workshop, participants will learn when and how to creatively, intuitively rewrite and redirect parts of the dream ‘script’ (and when to leave the dream ‘script’ exactly as it is) in the service of healing and wholeness. Sign up for 10% off of Shrink Rap Radio CE credits at the Zur Institute Subscribe to our affiliate Science of Psychotherapy

Orden Sufí Halveti Yerrahi
Teraía Sufí - Cap 11 - La Importancia de la Acción

Orden Sufí Halveti Yerrahi

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2021 33:43


ِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ ِ0:00 Conocimiento, Actos y Transformación. 11:02 La Psicoterapia Occidental. 13:30 Acción y Servicio Sufí. 26:49 Amor en el aprendizaje psicoespiritual. 29:40 El poder de las palabras. --------------------------------------------------- El Dr. Robert Frager (PhD graduado de Harvard) fundó la Sofia University, Universidad de Psicología Transpersonal en Palo Alto, California, en 1975. El Instituto está dedicado a la exploración de la interfaz entre psicología y religión, convocando así a numerosos representantes de todas las religiones y tradiciones espirituales para aprender de su sabiduría, y cómo ésta puede enriquecer nuestras vida. --------------------------------------------------- Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Argentina http://sufismo.org.ar/ http://editorayerrahi.com.ar/store/ YouTube: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Instagram: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Facebook: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Facebook: Editorial Yerrahi Spotify: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi --------------------------------------------------- #PsicologíayEspiritualidad #NivelesDeConciencia #EmergenciaEspiritual

Orden Sufí Halveti Yerrahi
Terapia Sufí - Cap 9 - Trabajo Interno

Orden Sufí Halveti Yerrahi

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 52:08


بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ 0:00 Trabajo Interno. 0:55 Dos Caras del Sufismo. 10:29 Practicando la Amabilidad. 16:45 Silencio y Soledad. 19:12 Estudia el Sagrado Corán. 30:40 Un buen comienzo 35:53 La práctica del Dhikr 39:00 Preguntas y Respuestas --------------------------------------------------- El Dr. Robert Frager (PhD graduado de Harvard) fundó la Sofia University, Universidad de Psicología Transpersonal en Palo Alto, California, en 1975. El Instituto está dedicado a la exploración de la interfaz entre psicología y religión, convocando así a numerosos representantes de todas las religiones y tradiciones espirituales para aprender de su sabiduría, y cómo ésta puede enriquecer nuestras vida. --------------------------------------------------- Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Argentina http://sufismo.org.ar/ ​http://editorayerrahi.com.ar/store/ ​YouTube: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Instagram: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Facebook: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Facebook: Editorial Yerrahi Spotify: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi --------------------------------------------------- #MenteAlma​ #Psiqué​ #PsicologíayEspiritualidad​

Orden Sufí Halveti Yerrahi
Corazón, Yo y Alma - Cap 1 - La Psicología del Corazón, el Yo y el Alma.

Orden Sufí Halveti Yerrahi

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 68:19


0:00 Intro. 1:07 Conceptos básicos en Psicología Sufí. 1:57 El Corazón Espiritual (Qalb قلْب). 6:45 El Yo (Nafs نَفْس). 9:46 El Alma [ver diagrama]. 12:49 Algunas comparaciones entre la Psicología Occidental y Sufí: 12:58 1° Ejemplo: Finalidad y Propósito del Universo. 15:48 2° Ejemplo: Procedencia y Destino. 17:21 3° Ejemplo: Naturaleza Humana. 18:53 4° Ejemplo: Estados de Conciencia. 24:13 5° Ejemplo: Ego Saludable y Ego Negativo [Carl Gustav Jung]. 26:13 6° Ejemplo: Estructura de la Personalidad [William James]. 28:33 7° Ejemplo: Intelecto Inferior y Superior. 30:02 8° Ejemplo: Lógica, Poesía y Transmisión. 32:04 9° Ejemplo: La Fe. 33:33 Nuestros Orígenes: la historia del descenso del Alma. 39:15 Misticismo práctico para el mundo moderno. 40:28 Vivir en el mundo, pero sin pertenecerle. 43:23 Una Tradición multicultural para todas las personas. 45:36 Los Caminos del Sufismo. 46:26 El Camino del Corazón. 50:00 El Camino de la Cabeza. 53:32 El Camino de la Comunidad. 1:00:40 El Camino del Servicio. 1:03:43 El Camino de la Remembranza. 1:06:36 Ejercicio PsicoEspiritual: La Bitácora Sufí [Ibn Arabi]. --------------------------------------------------- El Dr. Robert Frager (PhD graduado de Harvard) fundó la Sofia University, Universidad de Psicología Transpersonal en Palo Alto, California, en 1975. El Instituto está dedicado a la exploración de la interfaz entre psicología y religión, convocando así a numerosos representantes de todas las religiones y tradiciones espirituales para aprender de su sabiduría, y cómo ésta puede enriquecer nuestras vida. --------------------------------------------------- Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Argentina http://sufismo.org.ar/ http://editorayerrahi.com.ar/store/ YouTube: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Instagram: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Facebook: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi Facebook: Editorial Yerrahi Spotify: Orden Sufi Halveti Yerrahi --------------------------