#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.

#546 – Metacognitive Thinking Skills for Young Students with Hanna Bogen

Hanna Bogen, M.S., CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Social-Cognitive Specialist based in Los Angeles, CA, with a primary focus on therapies and interventions that support self-regulation, social communication, executive functioning, and speech and language deficits. Hanna is the co-creator of Brain Talk (www.braintalktherapy.com), a metacognitive curriculum designed to teach students about their brains, and how to use the executive function capacities of the prefrontal cortex to respond mindfully rather than react impulsively. In addition to working as a therapist, Hanna trains and consults with school and therapy teams in and out of California to support greater understanding of her areas of specialty, as well as how to support students from pre-school through young adulthood at home, school and in the community. She works with a diverse population of clients, including those diagnosed with ADHD, ASD, and speech and/or language disorders. You can learn more about Hanna Bogen and contact her at www.hannabogen.com. Read More »

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I speak with Hanna Bogen M.S., co-creator of Brain Talk, a metacognitive curriculum designed to teach students about their brains and how to use the executive function capacities of the prefrontal cortex to respond mindfully rather than react impulsively.

#545 – Killing It Without Killing Yourself with Serial Entrepreneur Sheryl O’Loughlin

Sheryl O’Loughlin is a serial entrepreneur and author of Killing It! An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Head Without Losing Your Heart. She has served as the CEO of Clif Bar and Company, where she led the concept development and introduction of Luna Bar. In Sheryl’s three years as CEO, the company revenue doubled from $100M to $200M. She then went on to co-found and serve as CEO of Plum, Inc. Plum was sold in 2013 to the Campbells Soup Company. She was the Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Sheryl is currently CEO of REBBL, a fast-growing super herb beverage company. Sheryl earned her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She lives in Santa Rosa with her husband, Patrick, and her two sons. You can learn more about Sheryl at www.sheryloloughlin.com. Read More »

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I speak with Sheryl O’Loughlin about her book Killing It!: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Head Without Losing Your Heart! In which she also shares her struggle with anorexia.