#399 – Trauma and The Body with Pat Ogdon PhD

Pat Ogden

Pat Ogden, Ph.D. is a pioneer in somatic psychology and the Founder and Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® Institute, an internationally recognized school specializing in somatic–cognitive approaches for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder and attachment disturbances. She is co-founder of the Hakomi Institute, a clinician, consultant, international lecturer and trainer, and first author of Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy. Her second book, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Interventions for Trauma and Attachment, due out in spring, 2014,is a practical guide to integrate Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® interventions into the treatment of trauma and attachment issues. Dr. Ogden is currently developing Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® for children, adolescents and families with colleagues.
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#398 – A Plan for Long-Term Life Satisfaction with Tobin Hart PhD

Tobin Hart

Dr. Tobin Hart provides the following by way of biographical information: “Even as a child, I remember being fascinated by how we know, especially that knowing that takes place in those special moments when the world opens more deeply to us, and we to it. For me, this can occur in an intimate connection with a friend, during a moment of inspiration, in meditation, or perhaps in the awe of witnessing a thunderstorm just overhead. I’ve been fortunate to turn that curiosity about knowing into a career, a life really. I study, write, and teach about things like inspiration, deep empathy, mind and body, spiritual knowing, paradox, wisdom, transformative education, contemplation, the spiritual life of children.
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#397 – James Alexander PhD Interviews David Van Nuys PhD

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David Van Nuys, PhD

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James Alexander, PhD

Australian psychologist, Dr. James Alexander is author of the 2012 book, The Hidden Psychology of Pain. By way of biographical statement, Dr. Alexander writes: “I became a psychologist after the harrowing experience of being nearly killed in a car accident as an 18 year old, when my VW Kombi van was hit by a drunk in a head on car accident, the van collapsed in on my legs and trapped me in a badly injured state for the next 2 1/2 hours before being freed. In addition to being very physically damaged, I was emotionally traumatized by the experience. When I began to physically recover, I found a collection of pop-psychology self help books in my fathers book shelf, and my psychological recovery began. Within the year, I decided I wanted to become a psychologist so as to help other people that had been similarly traumatized. Read More »

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#396 – Dream Tending with Stephen Aizenstat PhD

Stephen Eizenstat

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Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D., is the Chancellor and Founding President of Pacifica Graduate Institute, an accredited graduate school offering masters and doctoral degree programs framed in the traditions of depth psychology. He is a professor of depth psychology with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, and a credentialed public schools teacher and counselor. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Institute, M.A. in Confluent Education (Educational Psychology) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and B.A. in Political Science and Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Aizenstat has provided organizational consulting to companies and agencies and teaches extensively worldwide. Dr. Aizenstat has explored the power of dreams through depth psychology and his own research for more than 35 years. His Dream Tending methodologies extend traditional dream work to the vision of an animated world where the living images in dream are experienced as embodied and originating in the psyche of Nature as well as that of persons. His work opens creativity and the generative process. His book, Dream Tending, describes multiple new applications of dreamwork in relation to health and healing, nightmares, the World’s Dream, relationships, and the creative process. Read More »

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#395 – Lessons of The Inca Shamans with Jungian Analyst Deborah Bryon

Deborah Bryon

Deborah Bryon PhD is a licensed psychologist and diplomate Jungian analyst, in private practice in Denver. She is a member of Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts (IRSJA) and National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP). For the last decade Deborah has been working with the Andean medicine people in Peru and is the author of several articles and the books, “Lessons of the Inca Shamans: Piercing the Veil,” and “Lessons of the Inca Shamans Part 2: Beyond the Veil “(forthcoming, 2014).

Deborah received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver, and completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at UCLA in 1976. In addition, she holds a B.F.A. in Drawing from Metropolitan State College of Denver. Deborah is an artist member of Spark Gallery in Denver. She has taught classes in the psychology departments of the University of Colorado and Metropolitan State College of Denver. Prior to re-entering the field of psychology, she was a stockbroker on Wall Street, and started a business designing and manufacturing ladies and children’s resort wear.
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#394 – The Benefits of Playing Video Games with Dr. Isabela Granic

Isabela Granic

Dr. Isabela Granic earned her PhD from the University of Toronto in developmental psychology. She is currently Professor and Chair in the Developmental Psychopathology department at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands. She is also co-Founder of The PlayNice Institute, a non-profit organization that develops video games that promote children’s mental health. Her research integrates clinical psychology and developmental neuroscience with the goal of developing innovative interventions for childhood anxiety and depression. Her current research focuses on the positive effects of playing video games, including cognitive, emotional and social benefits. She is driven to bridge developmental science and game design in order to create a suite of evidence-based video games that can be widely disseminated to promote healthy child development and prevent and treat anxiety and depression. Results from Dr. Granic’s research have been published in the highest impact journals in psychology and neuroscience and she is regularly invited to speak about her work at international conferences.
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#393 – The Science and Practice of Gratitude with Robert A. Emmons PhD

Robert Emmons

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Dr. Robert Emmons‘ research is at the interface of personality psychology, the psychology of emotion and the psychology of religion. His primary interests are in the psychology of gratitude and the psychology of personal goals, and how each is related to positive psychological processes, including happiness, well-being, and personality integration. Emmons is Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Positive Psychology. He is author of The Psychology of Ultimate Concerns (Guilford Press), The Psychology of Gratitude (Oxford University Press), Words of Gratitude (Templeton Foundation Press) and THANKS!: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier(Houghton-Mifflin).
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#392 – On Time, Trauma, and Heroism with Philip Zimbardo PhD

Philip Zimbardo

Philip Zimbardo PhD is one of the most distinguished living psychologists, having served as President of the American Psychological Association, designed and narrated the award winning 26-part PBS series, Discovering Psychology, and has published more than 50 books and 400 professional and popular articles and chapters, among them, Shyness, The Lucifer Effect, The Time Cure and The Time Paradox.

A professor emeritus at Stanford University, Dr. Zimbardo has spent 57 years teaching and studying psychology. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from Yale University, and his areas of focus include time perspective, shyness, terrorism, madness, and evil. Best-known for his controversial Stanford Prison Experiment that highlighted the ease with which ordinary intelligent college students could cross the line between good and evil when caught up in the matrix of situational and systemic forces.

Dr. Zimbardo is currently teaching in the PsyD consortium program at Palo Alto University and lecturing worldwide. His current research looks at the psychology of heroism. He asks: “What pushes some people to become perpetrators of evil, while others act heroically on behalf of those in need?”
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#391 – James Hillman’s Archetypal Psychology with Jungian Analyst Patricia Berry

Patricia Berry

Patricia Berry, Ph.D, is one of the founders of Archetypal Psychology along with James Hillman, to whom she was married for 20 years. She is a Zurich-trained Jungian Analyst and author of Echo’s Subtle Body: A Contribution to Archetypal Psychology. In 1991 she was the first Scholar in Residence at Pacifica Graduate Institute in California. She lectures internationally and has served as president of both the New England and the Inter-Regional Societies of Jungian Analysts.

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#390 – A Scientific and Phenomenological Exploration of Meditation with Dr. Adeline van Waning

Adeline van Waning

Adeline van Waning MD PhD, a Dutch psychiatrist-psychotherapist with an MA in Buddhist Studies, integrates her broad professional expertise and interests with a deep commitment to meditation and mind training regarding cultivating attention, emotion regulation and well-being. She participated in the Shamatha Project, a large international “meditation and neuroscience” project in the US. She documents here experiences in that project in her 2014 book, The Less Dust, The More Trust. Adeline has held positions at universities – including as a Visiting Professor in Japan, various institutes, and is also in private practice. One of her fields of expertise has been in working with persons with a migrant and refugee background. Adeline published widely about her approach and experiences. Presently she gives meditation guidance, including for mental health professionals. She also works in hospice care, writes and paints.
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