#444 – An African Shaman’s Wisdom for The West with Malidoma Somé PhD

Malidoma Some

Malidoma Patrice Somé Ph.D. is from Burkina Faso, West Africa. In his native language, Malidoma means “be friends with the stranger”. A gifted medicine man of the Dagara tribe, he holds three master’s degrees and two doctorates, from the Sorbonne and Brandeis. He is the author of ‘Of Water and the Spirit’. He is a spokesperson and storyteller of the African Wisdom tradition.

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#443 – Reflections on The Mindfulness Boom with Ronald Purser PhD

Ron Purser

Ron Purser, Ph.D. is a professor of management at San Francisco State University where he has taught the last eighteen years in both the MBA and undergraduate business programs. Prior to moving to San Francisco, he taught at Loyola University of Chicago. He received his doctorate in organizational behavior at Case Western Reserve University. He is co-author of five books including, 24/7: Time and Temporality in the Network Society (Stanford University Press, 2007), and over 60 academic journal articles and book chapters. More recently, Prof. Purser writings have been exploring the challenges and issues of introducing mindfulness into secular contexts, particularly with regards to its encounter with modernity, Western consumer capitalism, and individualism.
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#442 – Reclaiming Your Identity After Trauma with Michele Rosenthal

Michele Rosenthal

Michele Rosenthal is an award-winning PTSD blogger, award-nominated author, founder of HealMyPTSD.com, popular keynote speaker, post-trauma coach, host of Changing Direction radio, author of Before the World Intruded: Conquering the Past and Creating the Future and also Your Life After Trauma: Powerful Practices to Reclaim Your Identity, plus a former faculty member of the Clinical Development Institute for Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center. She is also a trauma survivor who struggled with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for over twenty-five years before launching a successful “healing rampage.” Michele has been 100% free of PTSD symptoms for several years.
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#441 – Psychosynthesis: Past, Present and Future with Molly Young Brown

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Molly Young Brown, MA, M.Div. brings a dynamic blend of psychosynthesis, ecopsychology, and Deep Ecology to her writing, counseling, teaching, and workshops. She is author of two major books on psychosynthesis: Unfolding Self: The Practice of Psychosynthesis and Growing Whole: Self-realization for the Great Turning and has taught at psychosynthesis centers in the US, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. Molly and Joanna Macy, recently co-authored a new edition of Coming Back to Life: The Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects.

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#440 – Mindfulness & Self-Compassion as Tools for Shifting Out of Depression with Elisha Goldstein PhD

Elisha Goldstein 2015

Elisha Goldstein, PhD is a psychologist, author and speaker who synthesizes the pearls of traditional psychotherapy with a progressive integration of mindfulness to achieve mental and emotional healing. Dr. Goldstein is the co-founder of The Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles and has published extensively and is author of numerous articles, chapters, and blogs. These include Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, the bestselling book The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life, Mindfulness Meditations for the Anxious Traveler and co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook and MBSR Everyday: Daily Practices from the Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
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#439 – Psychedelics and Their Power to Heal with Journalist/Author Tom Shroder

Tom Shroder

Tom Shroder has been an award-winning journalist, writer and editor for nearly 40 years. He is the author of Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy and the Power to Heal (2014) about the resurgence of research into the medical use of psychedelic drugs, co-author of Fire on the Horizon: the Untold Story of the Gulf Oil Disaster (2011), and sole author of Old Souls: Compelling Evidence From Children Who Remember Past Lives(1999), a classic study of the border between science and mysticism.

As editor of The Washington Post Magazine between 2001 and 2009 he oversaw staff writer Gene Weingarten’s two Pulitzer Prize-winning feature stories, Fiddler in the Subway (2008) and Fatal Distraction (2010). As an independent editor he has edited such New York Times bestsellers as Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One has the Time by Brigid Schulte and Top Secret America by Dana Priest and William Arkin.
Shroder’s The Hunt for Bin Laden (2011) based on 15 years of reporting by The Washington Post, became the #1-selling Kindle Single on Amazon.com. Shroder is also known for co-creating the Tropic Hunt, a mass-participation puzzle attended by thousands, which has become The Washington Post Hunt in Washington.
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#438 – Exploring A Relational Approach to Autism and Other States of Mind with Dr. Dan L. Edmunds

Dan Edmunds

Dan L. Edmunds Ed.D. is an existential psychoanalyst and psychotherapist. He is the founder of the International Center for Humane Psychiatry, an emancipatory movement for human rights in the mental health system. His work has focused on trauma and attachment concerns, and relational/existential approaches to autism and extreme states, He is the Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association. He is the author of The Meeting Of Two Persons: What Therapy Should Be and Being Autistic: An Approach Towards Acceptance And Understanding and a co-author of Mystical Metaphors.
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#437 – Embracing Envy in Life and Therapeutic Practice with Josh Gressel PhD

Josh Gressel

Josh Gressel, PhD is a clinical psychologist and certified Imago couples therapist in private practice in the San Francisco Bay area. He is also the author of the 2014 book, Embracing Envy: Finding the Spiritual Treasure in Our Most Shameful Emotion
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#436 – Brain, Mind, and Body in The Healing of Trauma with Bessel van der Kolk MD

Bessel van der Kolk

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Bessel van der Kolk, MD is a world renowned researcher and clinician in the field of traumatic stress. His innovative work to integrate mind, brain, body, and social connections in the healing of trauma has had a profound impact on the care and treatment of trauma victims all over the world. Dr. van der Kolk’s research includes brain imaging studies on trauma’s impact on childhood development and the effects of therapies such as yoga, neurofeedback, EMDR, theater and movement on traumatic stress. Dr. van der Kolk, a professor in the department of psychiatry at Boston University Medical School, is the founder and medical director of the Trauma Center in Boston and the director of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), established by Congress to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities. Dr. van der Kolk’s newest book, The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma (Viking, 2014)—a New York Times Best Seller—offers a sweeping and revolutionary new understanding of the causes and consequences of trauma and how to heal the traumatized brain.
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#435 – The Potential of Video Games to Fend Off Mental Decline with Clive Thompson

Clive Thompson

As a child growing up in Toronto of the 1970s and 80s, Clive Thompson became fascinated with the first “home computers”—the ones you plugged into your TV, like the Commodore 64, and programmed using BASIC. He was hooked, spending hours writing video games, music programs, and simple forms of artificial intelligence. The obsession stuck with him, even as he went to the University of Toronto to study poetry and political science. When he became a magazine writer in the 1990s, the Internet erupted into the mainstream, and he began reporting on how digital tools—everything from email to digital photography to instant messaging—was changing society. Read More »

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