Category Archives: Mind/Body

Tai Chi, Qiqong, prana, energy psychology, Reichian, bioenergetics, bodywork, Feldenkrais, etc.

#572 – The Farther Reaches of Consciousness with Ralph Metzner PhD

Ralph Metzner obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Harvard University, where he collaborated with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert on psychedelic research. He is the author of more than 100 articles as well as several books, including The Unfolding Self and Green Psychology. He is a psychotherapist in private practice and Professor Emeritus at […]

570 – Author Judith Newman on To Siri with Love

Judith Newman is the author of To Siri With Love:  A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines.  She writes about entertainment, science, business, beauty, and popular culture for a wide variety of publications, including The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Prevention, AARP, and National Geographic. As a book reviewer, she writes the column “Help Desk” in   The […]

#564 – The New Mind Body Science of Depression with Charles Raison MD

Charles Raison, MD, is the Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Chair for Healthy Minds, Children & Families and Professor, School of Human Ecology, and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, WI. He also serves as Director of Clinical and Translational Research for Usona Institute, as Interim […]

#557 – Getting The Sleep You Want with James Alexander PhD

Australian psychologist, Dr. James Alexander is author of the 2012 book, The Hidden Psychology of Pain, and the 2017 book, ‘Getting the Z’s You Want’. He became a psychologist after being nearly killed in a car accident as an 18 year old when his car was hit by a drunk driver. In addition to being […]

Dr. Dave at The Psychedelic Science Conference

My former M.A. student from the early 70s was at the conference and we met for lunch. He regaled me with amazing stories from his life. For me, that was the highlight of the conference. He had his A/V setup with him and he made this little slide show. No interview this week but I […]

#551 – Managing Anger Through Compassion with Russell Kolts PhD

Russell Kolts PhD is a clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychology at Eastern Washington University near Spokane, Washington, USA. He has received numerous awards at EWU, including twice being named the Associated Student Body’s Faculty of the Year (in 2002 and 2014). An internationally recognized trainer in Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Dr. Kolts has pioneered the […]

Video Preview of #551 Managing Anger Through Compassion with Russell Kolts PhD

I speak with Dr. Russell Colts, clinical psychologist, professor, and trainer in Compassion-Focused Therapy. He is also the author of several books, including The Compassionate Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger: using compassion-focused therapy to calm your rage and heal your relationships. http://media.blubrry.com/psychology/p/shrinkrapradio.com/images/551RussellKoltsAngerCFTclip.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download

#549 – Developments in Psychedelic Psychotherapy with Dr. Ben Sessa

Dr. Ben Sessa (MBBS BSc MRCPsych) is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist working in adult addiction services and with custodial detained young people in a secure adolescent setting. He trained at University College London medical school, graduating in 1997. He is interested in the developmental trajectory from child maltreatment to adult mental health disorders. […]

Video Preview of 549 Developments in Psychedelic Psychotherapy with Dr. Ben Sessa

I speak with U.K. psychiatrist, Dr. Ben Sessa, author of the book, Psychedelic Rennaisance, and who in the last ten years has worked on several UK-based human pharmacology trials as study doctor or as a healthy subject administering and receiving test doses of LSD, psilocybin, MDMA and ketamine. http://media.blubrry.com/psychology/p/shrinkrapradio.com/images/549BenSessaPsychedelicsClip.mp4Podcast: Play in new window | Download

#547 – Exploring Compassion Focused Therapy with Paul Gilbert PhD

Paul Gilbert, FBPsS, PhD, OBE is Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Derbyshire Health Care Foundation Trust. He has researched evolutionary approaches to psychopathology for over 35 years with a special focus on shame and the treatment of shame based difficulties – for which compassion focused therapy […]