Tina M. Benson, M.A., is a modern-day SoulWhisperer and Transpersonal/Jungian-oriented coach. She has over 30 years experience teaching, leading, and facilitating individuals, couples, large and small groups in the United States and abroad in consciousness explorations, chakra initiation/meditation retreats, couples and women’s retreats, ecstatic dancing, Voice Dialogue, Enneagram, chanting, ritual, and travel to sacred sites around the world.

She is the founder and creater of the SoulSpeaks Project, and is also a non-denominational ordained minister, officiating at weddings, birth, death and other life-passages and celebrations.

on the show we discuss:

  • Tina’s spiritual awakenings
  • What is a SoulWhisperer
  • Working with couples
  • Using ecstatic dance, meditation, chanting and rituals to help the soul’s voice be heard
  • Spiritual travels; India, Bali, & Mexico
 

Mark Forman Ph.D. on Integral Psychotherapy

On November 14, 2013, in Uncategorized, by Michael

Mark Forman, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Clinical Director of Life Design Centre, an innovative psychotherapy studio dedicated to changing the lives of individuals, couples, children, and families. His text— A Guide to Integral Psychotherapy: Complexity, Integration, and Spirituality in Practice — is one of the seminal works in the field on Integral Psychotherapy. He is also currently co-editing his second text which applies Integral principles to diversity issues. It will be published in 2014.

On the show we discuss:

  • From Transpersonal psychology to integral via “Sex Ecology and Spirituality” by Ken Wilber
  • Bert Parlee as integral mentor
  • Quadrants, levels, lines, states and traits
  • Integral psychotherapy in practice
  • Kundalini , transpersonal and cultural norms
  • Integral psychotherapy certification program
 

Rob McNamara on Creating the Elegant Self

On November 14, 2013, in Uncategorized, by Michael

Rob McNamara is the author of The Elegant Self and Strength to Awaken. He specializes in helping people resolve their persistent painful limitations to become more powerful, proficient and aligned with what matters most in life.

Rob is a skilled Psychotherapist, leading Performance Coach, Psychology Professor at Naropa University and an Integral Zen Practitioner. He runs his private practice in Boulder Colorado serving clients world wide. Rob works with a broad range of executives and professionals, undergraduate and graduate students and athletes ranging from high school to Olympic and professional world champions.

On the show we discuss:

  • From Astronaut to Neuronaut
  • From conventional psychology to higher reaches of human development
  • Transpersonal and developmental psychology
  • Adult psychological development
  • Socialized Mind
  • Self-Authoring Mind
  • Self-Transforming Mind
  • Meditation as tool for self-transformation
  • States and Stages of Consciousness
 

Jim Turner , Chairman of Voice for H.O.P.E. and Citizens for Health talks to MichaelOstrolenk about understanding the transpartisan imperative through the healthcare reform effort.

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Stuart Sovatsky Ph.D.  is currently copresident of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology and was lead-producer of the forty-country, World Congress on Psychology and Spirituality in India, 2008, where the Office of the Dalai Lama assigned the Prime Minister of Tibet (L. Samdong) to keynote.

He has performed Sanskrit chanting in hundreds of conferences, ceremonies and retreats, worldwide, and have led Holocaust Healing (Freiburg) and Post-apartheid Healing (Johannesburg) chanting events and was secretly flown to Slovenia, post-911, to chant over the dying chair of Unaligned Nations of the World, Janez Drnovsek and has led seven kundalini and tantra retreats in Moscow.
On the show we cover:
  • Conception and the Soul: Embryo is embedded in the Kosmos and natural cycles
  • Beyond Freudian genital primary ego
  • Awakening the heart and mind; beyond the genital awakening
  • Sitting in meditation and spontaneous movement
  • Genital arousal and spontaneous spinal erection
  • Arts Erotica and Freudian psychology
  • Yoga as mass consumer good; packaged in France and sold in the USA
  • Dr Mark Singleton research on modern yoga 
  • Davening, Sufi dance, charismatic Christians
  • Subtle  releasing and bursting in Kundalini unfolding
  • Kundalini energies and linkes of psychological development
  • Awakening finer humanitarian sentiments
  • Bhakti Yoga; crying as longing
  • Yoga as a scientific method for exploring states of consciousness and physiology
  • Somatic basis of religions
Contact Dr. Sovatsky - stuartcs1@comcast.net
 
Stuart Sovatsky Ph.D.  is currently copresident of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology and was lead-producer of the forty-country, World Congress on Psychology and Spirituality in India, 2008, where the Office of the Dalai Lama assigned the Prime Minister of Tibet (L. Samdong) to keynote.

He has performed Sanskrit chanting in hundreds of conferences, ceremonies and retreats, worldwide, and have led Holocaust Healing (Freiburg) and Post-apartheid Healing (Johannesburg) chanting events and was secretly flown to Slovenia, post-911, to chant over the dying chair of Unaligned Nations of the World, Janez Drnovsek and has led seven kundalini and tantra retreats in Moscow.
On the show we cover:
Stuart’s journey;
*Yoga, Meditation and Chanting as means of Waking up, Opening the  Heart and Generating Bliss
* Yogic Inner Marriage ‘ Puberty of the Seed’
*  Bringing Yoga to youth prisons ( 1970′s)
* Teaching  meditation to local government officials and kids in public school ( late 1970′s)
Post Genital Puberty;
* Teenage puberty and fertility
* Mystical Marriage: masculine/feminine energy currents moving up the spine
* Inner and outer marriages
* Not just sex but erotic arts
*  Birth Control, Abortion and procreation
*  Further reachers of human development and creating a more loving, connected and fun marriage, family life and extended community
* Myth and the spiritual body
 

Stuart Sovatsky Ph.D.  is currently copresident of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology and was lead-producer of the forty-country, World Congress on Psychology and Spirituality in India, 2008, where the Office of the Dalai Lama assigned the Prime Minister of Tibet (L. Samdong) to keynote.

He has performed Sanskrit chanting in hundreds of conferences, ceremonies and retreats, worldwide, and have led Holocaust Healing (Freiburg) and Post-apartheid Healing (Johannesburg) chanting events and was secretly flown to Slovenia, post-911, to chant over the dying chair of Unaligned Nations of the World, Janez Drnovsek and has led seven kundalini and tantra retreats in Moscow.

Stuart’s books include:
On the show we cover:
  • Racial Integration in NY (Brown v Board and Sal Alinksy)
  • Human Family at the Species Level
  • Life Process Community Ritual
  • Couples and Family Therapy
  • The universe is organized around love and connection
  • Power of Thank You
  • Saving couples, children and families
  • Teaser on his work on Kundalini Yoga ideas on a  post-genital puberty
 

Dave is President of Smart Life Forum, an 18-year-old nonprofit group focused on optimal wellness and longevity. His writing has been published in the New York Times and Salon.com. Companies like Cisco Systems and Google have invited him to speak to employees about health. In the 90s, Dave applied problem solving techniques from the computer networking industry to solve his own health problems, losing 100 lbs. and keeping it off permanently. In the process, he became an expert in nutrition and metabolic function. He holds an MBA from Wharton and a BS from Cal State.

On the show we cover:

  • Transgenerational Influence on genetic expression
  • Are we progressing or regressing in our ability to reproduce
  • Pre-conception health and wellness planing including diet, environment, nutrition and stress management
  • toxins in the food and animal husbandry
  • Medicalization of birth
  • toxins in the environment ‘going green in the home’
  • The need for interdisciplinary studies
  • Optimal conditions for birth (home, centers, hospitals)
  • Nervous system survive or thrive mode ( sympathetic or parasympathetic dominance)
  • Birth psychology ( birth and nervous system imprinting)
  • Inner Balance from HeartMath
  • Transpersonal Psychology, Dr. Stan Groff and Holotropic Breathwork
  • Mother’s communication with the fetus
  • Grandmother influences on conception (lineage)

Websites mentioned

Better Baby Book - http://www.betterbabybook.com
Bullet Proof Executive - http://www.bulletproofexec.com
The Association for Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology and Health - http://birthpsychology.com
Dr Stan Grof http://www.stanislavgrof.com
HeartMath Inner Balance http://www.upgradedself.com/tech/heartmath-inner-balance-app.html

 

Dave Asprey is a Silicon Valley investor, computer security expert, and entrepreneur who spent 15 years and $250,000 to hack his own biology. Some of the topics discussed in this interview include:  Noorotropics, EQ, non-ordinary states of consciousness, perinatal psychology, Holotropic Breathwork, coffee, Epi-Genetics, sleep, sex and making babies.  Dave’s websites mentioned during the show are Bullet Proof Executive Better Baby Book.

From the Bullet Proof Executive:

What is the Art of Biohacking?

  • Hack Your Biology and Bio-chemistry for more focus, better health, and happiness
  • Use Technology to get Immediate Feedback From Your Performance, Diet, Sleep, etc.

How to Keep Your Brain From Turning Off?

  • After meetings, Dave didn’t remember half the things that happened. He began to play FreeCell, and found out some days he could play and others he couldn’t. Hence, the need to a better diet, practices, and supplements.
  • Provigil increases your ability to focus and it is profound what you can do. It is a prescription medicine. The military uses it for fighter pilots in replacement of methamphetamine to stay up for 40-50 hours.
  • Aniracetam is our new Upgraded Brain
  • MCT Oil reverses disease in studies, as seen on our podcast episode #

Sleep Hacking?

  • Sleep is controlled by the reptilian brain
  • Improve the quality of your sleep, and you can recover faster
  • More good stress and good food during the day helps you have higher quality sleep
  • After your nervous system learns, your body knows you are not going to die and will be able to sleep less.

Holotropic Breath-work

  • Imitates LSD and you experience very strong visionary state
  • Dave learned a lot about himself. Answering questions like: Why am I here? What is holding me back?

Other Topics Discussed in the Show:

 

Eric Wolterstorff is an expert on societal and individual responses to traumatic events. He has founded three businesses and spent over 25 years helping leaders manage crises, including post-Katrina New Orleans, Germany, and Indonesia; and has been conducting social trauma analyses on the US, Germany, Israel, Japan, and Rwanda. He is current focusing on governance relationships between wealthy countries and developing countries responding to impending threats, current crises, or large-scale traumas.

On the show we cover:
* Trauma and Stress
*  Belief & Awareness
* Second Memory- unwinding trauma in the body/mind
* Creating new habits
* Catharsis and Somatic management
* Sympathetic and Parasympathetic nervous system
*  Flight, Flee & Freeze
* Creating boundaries
More information about Shifting Cultures
 

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