#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 use of CFT in the treatment of problematic anger. He the author of several books, including CFT Made Simple; The Compassionate Mind Guide to Managing Your Anger; Living with an Open Heart: Cultivating Compassion in Everyday Life (with Thubten Chodron), and Buddhist Psychology and CBT: A Practitioner’s Guide (with Dennis Tirch and Laura Silberstein). An active scholar, Dr. Kolts has authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and conference presentations, and in 2015 was featured in his own TEDx talk, titled “Anger, Compassion, and What it Means to be Strong.” Read More »

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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.

#550 – Archetypal Roots in The Evolution of Consciousness and the Upheaval of Paradigm Shift with Jerome S. Bernstein

Jerome Bernstein is a Jungian Analyst in Private Practice in Santa Fe, NM, a senior training analyst with the Santa Fe Jung Institute, with 40+ years of clinical experience has a forty-five year collaborative clinical relationship with a traditional Navajo medicine man. He teaches and lectures internationally on the Psychology of Politics, Borderland Consciousness, the Global Climate Change Crisis, Trauma, and is the author of two books, Living in the Borderland: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Challenge of Healing Trauma; and, Power and Politics: The Psychology of Soviet-American Partnership; and was Co-Editor with Philip Deloria of C.G. Jung and the Sioux Traditions by Vine Deloria, Jr. as well as numerous articles on clinical and collective psychology. Read More »

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I speak with Jungian Analyst, Jerome S. Bernstein about the archetypal roots of the national and global situation we find ourselves in today. Among his many publications, he is the author of the book, Borderland Consciousness: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Challenge of Healing Trauma.

#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. Dr Sessa is currently a senior research fellow at Bristol, Cardiff and Imperial College London Universities, where he is conducting the UK’s first clinical studies with MDMA-assisted therapy for the treatment of PTSD and alcohol dependence syndrome. In the last ten years he 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. He is the author of several dozen peer-reviewed articles in the mainstream medical press and has written two books exploring psychedelic medicine; The Psychedelic Renaissance (2012) and To Fathom Hell or Soar Angelic (2015). In speaking publicly at universities and medical conferences, Dr Sessa is outspoken on lobbying for change in the current system by which drugs are classified in the UK, believing a more progressive policy of regulation would reduce the harms of recreational drug use and provide increased opportunities for clinical psychedelic research. He is a co-founder and director of the UK’s Breaking Convention conference.
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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.

#548 – Jung’s Evolving Views of Nazi Germany with Dr.William Schoenl

William and Linda Schoenl’s book Jung’s Evolving Views of Nazi Germany (Chiron, 2016) describes for the first time Jung’s views of Nazi Germany during the whole period from the Nazi takeover in 1933 until the end of World War II. It brings together their research in archives and primary sources over the past ten years. It demonstrates that after Nazi Germany’s first year, Jung became increasingly warier of the Nazis. William Schoenl is professor emeritus of Modern European history at Michigan State University. His books include C. G. Jung: His Friendships with Mary Mellon and J. B. Priestley (Chiron, 1998) and Major Issues in the Life and Work of C. G. Jung (University Press of America, 1996).
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I speak with William Schoenl professor emeritus of Modern European history at Michigan State University. William and Linda Schoenl’s book Jung’s Evolving Views of Nazi Germany describes for the first time Jung’s views of Nazi Germany.

#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 was developed. He was made a Fellow of the British Psychological Society in 1993. In 2003 Paul was president of the BABCP and a member of the first British Governments’ NICE guidelines for depression. He has written/edited 20 books and over 200 papers. In 2006 he established the Compassionate Mind Foundation, a charity with the mission statement “to promote wellbeing through the scientific understanding and application of compassion” (www.compassionatemind.co.uk). He was awarded an OBE in March 2011. Read More »

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I speak with with U.K. psychologist, Dr. Paul Gilbert about his pioneering work in the area of Compassion Focused Psychotherapy.