#493 – My Shamanic Healing Journey with Nathan Ehrlich M.A.

Nathan Ehrlich

Nathan Ehrlich M.A. is a freelance multimedia Journalist. After attaining his Masters degree from the Columbia Journalism School he very quickly realized his style was not suited to the rapid daily news cycle and became more attracted to making longer form and meditative human interest pieces. He is currently working on a feature-length documentary, The Wounded Healer, a film about the New York City based photographer, instrumentalist, shaman, and agoraphobic, Michael Reed. He is also working on a first novel based on his life called, Jeremy’s Journal, a story told through the diaries of a teenage boy diagnosed with Leukemia.
His work has appeared, among other places, in the Boston Globe, Backpacker Magazine, Audubon Magazine, and the podcast, Israel Story. When Ehrlich is not producing journalism he is working as a paralegal, training to be a therapist, traveling, and attending healing ceremonies. He lives in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn with his wife Shula, and female cats, Apple and Tigresse.


Preview of Interview #493 on Shamanic Journey with Nathan Eherlich

I thought I would try something new. Here is a video clip taken from my next interview. It’s meant to be a little teaser. Let me know what you think of this idea. :-)

#492 – Exploring Adolescent Depression with Patrick Kelly MD

Patrick Kelly

Patrick Kelly, M.D. is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at The David Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angeles, California. He completed both his general psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and is a Board Certified practitioner in both fields. After practicing as an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and directing the training program in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, he moved back home to California and now directs Emergency Services and Consultation Liaison Services for Child Psychiatry at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, a UCLA affiliate hospital in Torrance, CA. His research is focused on the emergency management of children and adolescents, and in pediatric delirium on the inpatient medical units. He has co-authored 2 books about specific topics: “Borderline Personality Disorder, New Reasons for Hope” and “Adolescent Depression, A Guide for Parents.”


#491 – The Traumatized Brain with Sandeep Vaishnavi MD PhD

Sandeep Vaishnavi, MD, PhD is the director of The Neuropsychiatric Clinic at Carolina Partners and a neuropsychiatrist at The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University Medical Center, where he offers evaluation, testing, and treatment of mood, behavioral, and cognitive symptoms of neuropsychiatric illnesses, such as traumatic brain injury, ADHD, and dementia, to adults. He is a clinical associate in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke Medicine and a consulting associate in the department of Community & Family Medicine at Duke Medicine. Dr. Vaishnavi is also the co-author of The Traumatized Brain: A Family Guide to Understanding Mood, Memory & Behavior After Brain Injury” (Johns Hopkins University Press 2015) with Vani Rao, MD.
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#490 – A Jungian Approach to Executive Coaching with Janet S. Steinwedel PhD

Janet Steinwedel

Janet Steinwedel, PhD, is the President of Leader’s Insight, an Executive Coaching and Leadership Effectiveness consultancy. Janet provides thought leadership as a consultant and executive coach. She assists leaders in clarifying their goals and objectives and becoming more aware of themselves and their behaviors in service to their aspirations and business results. With 25 years of experience working in industries including pharmaceutical, health care, financial services, insurance, communications, retail, and hospitality, Janet works effectively with a broad range of leaders. She uses an analytical framework which provides a foundational understanding of personality and human behavior—conscious and unconscious processes. Read More »


#489 – The Promise of Technology for The Aging Brain with Dr. Adam Gazzaley

Adam Gazalley

Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor in Neurology, Physiology and Psychiatry at the UC San Francisco, the founding director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center, and director of the Gazzaley Lab. His lab’s most recent studies explore neuroplasticity and how we can optimize our cognitive abilities via engagement with custom-designed video games, and how this can be bolstered by closed loop systems using neurofeedback and transcranial electrical stimulation. Dr. Gazzaley is co-founder and Chief Science Advisor of Akili Interactive, a company developing therapeutic video games. He has filed multiple patents based in his research, authored over 110 scientific articles, and delivered over 450 invited presentations around the world. Dr. Gazzaley has received many awards and honors, most recently the 2015 Society for Neuroscience – Science Educator Award.
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#488 – How Losing My Stomach Made Me Hungry for Life with Amy Oestreicher

Amy Oestreicher

Amy Oestreicher is a PTSD peer-peer specialist, artist, author, writer for The Huffington Post, award-winning health advocate, actress and playwright. As a survivor and “thriver” of nearly 30 surgeries, a coma, sexual abuse, organ failure and a decade of medical trauma, Amy has been challenged with moments of extreme difficulty. But as an artist, newlywed, actress, 28-year old college student and overall lover of life, Amy eagerly shares the lessons learned from trauma and has brought out the stories that unite us all through her writing, mixed media art, performance and inspirational speaking.

To celebrate her own “beautiful detour”, Amy created the #LoveMyDetour campaign, to help others cope in the face of unexpected events. Amy has devoted herself to providing college students with an empowered approach to mental health and sexual assault prevention through her traveling advocacy program and “Student Detourist” movement. In 2015, Amy launched the Student Detourists Outreach Program, enabling students to create outreach chapters on their campuses. Read More »


#487 – Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind with Travis Langley PhD

487 STAR WARS PSYCHOLOGY- Dark Side of the Mind with Travis Langley

Travis Langley

Travis Langley PhD authored the book Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight and edits Sterling Publishing’s series of books on psychology and popular culture. The series launches with The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead and Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind in 2015, followed by volumes on Game of Thrones and Star Trek in 2016. Dr. Langley received his bachelor’s degree from Hendrix College and his M.S. and Ph.D. in psychology from Tulane University. A psychology professor at Henderson State University, he teaches on crime, social behavior, mental illness, and media, including courses titled “Batman” and “Psych of the Living Dead.”
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#486 – How The Therapist’s Own Attachment Patterns Shape Therapy with David Wallin PhD

David Wallin

David Wallin, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Albany, CA. A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard who received his doctorate from the Wright Institute, he has been practicing, teaching and writing about psychotherapy for more than three decades. Presently being translated into eleven languages, his book, Attachment in Psychotherapy, has been described as “a brilliant leap in realizing the clinical promise of attachment theory, a synthesis that should be required—and will be rewarding—reading for every psychotherapist” (Daniel Goleman, PhD, author of Emotional Intelligence and Focus). He is also coauthor (with Stephen Goldbart) of Mapping the Terrain of the Heart: Passion, Tenderness, and the Capacity to Love. He has lectured on attachment and psychotherapy in Europe, Canada, Australia, and throughout the United States. His next workshop for therapists will take place on January 30, 2016 in Sacramento. The focus will be the matter closest to his heart for the last several years—namely, the impact on therapy of the attachment history and patterning of the therapist. Read More »


#485 – Neuroscience and The Dalai Lama with Hanno Kirk PhD

Hanno Kirk2

Hanno W. Kirk, PhD, LICSW, has been a teacher, trainer and author for the past 35 years. He has a wide ranging and eclectic background from studying nuclear strategy and international law at UCLA, to human development in the ARICA Institute, to clinical social work, to end of life care, and more recently to neuroscience. In 2006 after touring the United States with a seminar entitled “Is it ADHD or Pediatric Bipolar: Differential Diagnosis and Effective Treatment,” he developed an intense interest in the functioning of the brain. He became trained as a practitioner of Neurofeedback and has been using it in his private psychotherapy practice ever since.
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