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The Weekend University aims to make the best psychology lectures available to the general public.

To do this, we organise 'lecture days', on the last Sunday of each month, where you get a full day of talks from leading psychologists, university professors and authors.

This podcast features in-depth interviews with our speakers, so you can learn more about their work.

For more information, please see: http://theweekenduniversity.com

The Weekend University Making the best psychology lecturers available to the general public.

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The Weekend University aims to make the best psychology lectures available to the general public.

To do this, we organise 'lecture days', on the last Sunday of each month, where you get a full day of talks from leading psychologists, university professors and authors.

This podcast features in-depth interviews with our speakers, so you can learn more about their work.

For more information, please see: http://theweekenduniversity.com

    Healing Attachment Wounds To Create Deep And Lasting Relationships - Alan Robarge

    Healing Attachment Wounds To Create Deep And Lasting Relationships - Alan Robarge

    Get early access to our latest psychology lectures: http://bit.ly/new-talks5

    Let’s talk about Attachment in Relationships, specifically patterns of Insecure Attachment. We will cover an introduction to history and also the categorization of Styles. We will consider how Insecure Attachment points towards common trauma symptoms of Hyper-Arousal, Intrusion, and Constriction.

    Interchangeable terminology for Attachment Injuries, Attachment Wounds, and Attachment Trauma will highlight the range and subjective continuum of behaviours that show up in our relationships. We will reflect on how to create quality bonds, the universality of emotional unavailability, and the dependency paradox.

    This lecture is for anyone who values self-reflection when it comes to creating quality relationships.

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    Alan Robarge is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been helping clients for 20 years. He is a Psychotherapist, focusing on healing attachment trauma and improving relationships. He takes a Contemplative, Body-Focused, Expressive Arts approach when working with clients. Alan manages an online Community Program and offers online courses, including The Four Attachment Distress Responses. You can learn more about his work at https://www.alanrobarge.com

    Links:

    - Get our latest psychology lectures emailed to your inbox: http://bit.ly/new-talks5

    - Check out our next event: http://theweekenduniversity.com/events

    - Alan’s website: https://www.alanrobarge.com

    - Alan’s videos: https://bit.ly/Alan-videos

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    Attachment Theory & Psychotherapy - Free Online Course (worth £99) In Exchange for Podcast Reviews.

    We’re offering free access to our Attachment Theory and Psychotherapy Online Course - which normally costs £99 in exchange to those who leave a review on our podcast.

    The course is run by Professor Jeremy Holmes - one of the world’s leading experts in how attachment theory can be applied to improve therapeutic practice. Just so you know I’m not making this up, Peter Fonagy has described Professor Holmes’ latest book as “one of the most valuable contributions to the field in this century.”

    Normally this course costs £99.

    But you can get it for free simply by leaving a review of this podcast on the platform you use - whether that’s iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify.

    Then, simply email us on support@theweekenduniversity.com and we’ll grant you free access to the course.

    Reviews make a huge difference in helping us get the ideas shared by our speakers out to a wider audience, so not only will you be getting a £99 course free of charge, you’ll also be helping a greater number of people improve their quality of life.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Surprising Science Of Lasting Happiness - Professor Paul Bloom

    The Surprising Science Of Lasting Happiness - Professor Paul Bloom

    Get early access to our latest psychology lectures: http://bit.ly/new-talks5

    Many psychologists and philosophers believe that people are hedonists, seeking pleasure and avoiding pain. But what about our appetites for spicy foods, hot baths, horror movies, sad songs, BDSM, and hate reading? How can we explain our choices to suffer—in pursuits such as art, ritual, sex, and sports, and in longer-term projects such as training for a marathon or signing up to go to war? Drawing on research from developmental psychology, social psychology, anthropology, and behavioral economics, I suggest that we are driven by non-hedonistic goals; we revel in difficult practice, we aspire towards moral goodness, and we seek out meaningful lives.

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    Paul Bloom is Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto, and Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Yale University. Paul Bloom studies how children and adults make sense of the world, with a special focus on pleasure, morality, religion, fiction, and art. He has won numerous awards for his research and teaching. He is past-president of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, and co-editor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. He has written for scientific journals such as Nature and Science, and for popular outlets such as The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic Monthly. He is the author of six books, including his most recent, The Sweet Spot: The Pleasures of Suffering and the Search for Meaning

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    Links:

    - Check out our next event: http://theweekenduniversity.com/events

    - Paul’s website: https://paulbloom.net

    - Paul’s books: https://paulbloom.net/#books

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    The Weekend University’s mission is to make the best minds and ideas in psychology more accessible, so that you can use the knowledge to improve your quality of life.

    We release 95% of our content for free and don’t run any ads during the show.

    That said, we’d love to expand our reach and get the knowledge shared by our speakers into the hands of more people so they can benefit too.

    So, if you’re in the mood for doing a random act of kindness today, and helping others improve their lives in the process, it would make a huge difference if you could take just 30 seconds and leave a short review on your favourite podcast provider - whether that’s iTunes (https://bit.ly/iTunes-podcast-review), Stitcher (https://bit.ly/stitcher-podcast-review) or Spotify (https://bit.ly/spotify-podcast-ratings).

    In addition, we’ll pick one review each month and that person will get a free ticket to our monthly online conference, which usually costs £50.

    Thanks for your time and I hope you enjoy the show!

    • 57 min
    Integrating Ancient Wisdom & Modern Science To Create A Meaningful Life - Jeremy Lent

    Integrating Ancient Wisdom & Modern Science To Create A Meaningful Life - Jeremy Lent

    Get early access to our latest psychology lectures: http://bit.ly/new-talks5

    As our civilization careens toward a precipice of climate breakdown, ecological destruction, and gaping inequality, people are losing their existential moorings. Our dominant worldview tells us we’re split between mind and body, separate from each other, and at odds with the natural world. This worldview has passed its expiration date: it’s based on a series of flawed assumptions that have been superseded by modern scientific findings.

    In this talk, author Jeremy Lent will discuss themes from his new book, The Web of Meaning, revealing how another worldview is possible—based on our deep interconnectedness with all of life. Showing how modern scientific knowledge echoes the ancient wisdom of earlier cultures, the presentation weaves together findings from modern systems thinking, evolutionary biology, and cognitive neuroscience with insights from Buddhism, Taoism, and Indigenous wisdom.

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    Jeremy Lent, described by Guardian journalist George Monbiot as “one of the greatest thinkers of our age.” He is an author and speaker whose work investigates the underlying causes of our civilization’s existential crisis and explores pathways toward a life-affirming future. His award-winning book, The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning, examines the way humans have made meaning from the cosmos from hunter-gatherer times to the present day. His new book, The Web of Meaning: Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find Our Place in the Universe, offers a solid foundation for an integrative worldview that could lead humanity to a sustainable, and flourishing future. He is the founder of the nonprofit Liology Institute and writes topical articles exploring the deeper patterns of political and cultural developments at Patterns of Meaning. Author website: https://www.jeremylent.com

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    Links:

    - Check out our next event: http://theweekenduniversity.com/events

    - Jeremy’s website: https://www.jeremylent.com

    - Jeremy’s blogs: https://patternsofmeaning.com

    - Jeremy’s books: https://amzn.to/3tJF3gK

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    Attachment Theory & Psychotherapy - Free Online Course (worth £99) In Exchange for Podcast Reviews.

    We’re offering free access to our Attachment Theory and Psychotherapy Online Course - which normally costs £99 in exchange to those who leave a review on our podcast.

    The course is run by Professor Jeremy Holmes - one of the world’s leading experts in how attachment theory can be applied to improve therapeutic practice. Just so you know I’m not making this up, Peter Fonagy has described Professor Holmes’ latest book as “one of the most valuable contributions to the field in this century.”

    Normally this course costs £99.

    But you can get it for free simply by leaving a review of this podcast on the platform you use - whether that’s iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify.

    Then, simply email us on support@theweekenduniversity.com and we’ll grant you free access to the course.

    Reviews make a huge difference in helping us get the ideas shared by our speakers out to a wider audience, so not only will you be getting a £99 course free of charge, you’ll also be helping a greater number of people improve their quality of life.

    Thanks for your continued support of the project, and I hope you enjoy today’s show.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Nonduality And Consciousness: An Accessible Introduction

    Nonduality And Consciousness: An Accessible Introduction

    As the theme of this month’s conference is Psychology & Nonduality (https://bit.ly/nd-conference), I’ve been trying to wrap my head around the nondual understanding and its implications for everyday life. So, I’ve spent around 30+ hours researching the subject, and summarised the best of what I was able to find in this podcast.

    If you’re relatively new to the area and looking to develop a better understanding, this can be a good starting point.

    Links:

    TWU's psychology and nonduality conference: https://bit.ly/nd-conference

    Written version of this episode: https://bit.ly/nondual-essay

    • 19 min
    Panpsychism: Is Everything Conscious? - Dr Philip Goff, PhD

    Panpsychism: Is Everything Conscious? - Dr Philip Goff, PhD

    Get early access to our latest psychology lectures: http://bit.ly/new-talks5

    According to our standard view of things, consciousness exists only in the brains of highly evolved organisms, and hence consciousness exists only in a tiny part of the universe and only in very recent history (cosmically speaking).

    According to panpsychism, in contrast, consciousness pervades the universe and is a fundamental feature of it. The view sounds a bit strange, but a growing number of philosophers and neuroscientists are starting to think it might be our best hope for integrating consciousness into our scientific story of the universe. Dr Philip Goff explains why consciousness poses such a challenge for contemporary science and why panpsychism might be the answer.

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    Dr Philip Goff, PhD is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Durham University. Goff’s main research focus is consciousness, but he is interested in many questions about the nature of reality. Goff is most known for defending panpsychism, the view that consciousness is a fundamental and ubiquitous feature of the physical world.

    Goff has authored an academic book with Oxford University Press – Consciousness and Fundamental Reality – and a book aimed at a general audience – Galileo’s Error: Foundations for a New Science of Consciousness. He is currently working on a book exploring the middle ground between God and atheism. Goff has published 45 academic articles as well as writing extensively for newspapers and magazines, including Scientific American, The Guardian, Aeon, and the Times Literary Supplement. The interview with Goff by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gareth Cook was one of the most viewed articles in Scientific American of 2020. You can check more of his work at www.philipgoffphilosophy.com and follow him on Twitter @Philip_Goff.

    Links:

    - Get our latest psychology lectures emailed to your inbox: http://bit.ly/new-talks5

    - Check out our next event: http://theweekenduniversity.com/events

    - Dr Goff’s website and Twitter: https://www.philipgoffphilosophy.com

    - Dr Goff’s books: https://www.philipgoffphilosophy.com/books.html

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    Attachment Theory & Psychotherapy - Free Online Course (worth £99) In Exchange for Podcast Reviews.

    We’re offering free access to our Attachment Theory and Psychotherapy Online Course - which normally costs £99 in exchange to those who leave a review on our podcast.

    The course is run by Professor Jeremy Holmes - one of the world’s leading experts in how attachment theory can be applied to improve therapeutic practice. Just so you know I’m not making this up, Peter Fonagy has described Professor Holmes’ latest book as “one of the most valuable contributions to the field in this century.”

    Normally this course costs £99.

    But you can get it for free simply by leaving a review of this podcast on the platform you use - whether that’s iTunes, Stitcher or Spotify.

    Then, simply email us on support@theweekenduniversity.com and we’ll grant you free access to the course.

    Reviews make a huge difference in helping us get the ideas shared by our speakers out to a wider audience, so not only will you be getting a £99 course free of charge, you’ll also be helping a greater number of people improve their quality of life.

    Thanks for your continued support of the project, and I hope you enjoy today’s show.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Religion without Belief? - Rupert Sheldrake, Paul Kingsnorth, and Philip Goff

    Religion without Belief? - Rupert Sheldrake, Paul Kingsnorth, and Philip Goff

    Get early access to our latest psychology lectures: http://bit.ly/new-talks5

    This episode is part of our Meeting of the Minds series in which we bring together leading thinkers from different backgrounds to discuss topics of mutual interest.

    The topic is “religion without belief” in which we explore to what extent it is possible to benefit from religious practices, without fully adopting the associated belief systems.

    The speakers are Rupert Sheldrake, Paul Kingsnorth, and Philip Goff, and some of the key points discussed include:

    — How they arrived at their current understanding and the spiritual experiences that have had the biggest impact on them

    — What our culture’s increasing drive towards secularisation might be costing us - both individually and collectively.

    — Whether it is possible to pick and choose ‘parts’ of a religion without adopting it fully

    And more.

    You can learn more about their work by going to www.sheldrake.org, www.paulkingsnorth.net, and www.philipgoffphilosophy.com.

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    Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of more than 85 scientific papers, who was named among the top 100 Global Thought Leaders for 2013. He studied natural sciences at Cambridge University, then philosophy and the history of science at Harvard, before returning to Cambridge, where he took a Ph.D. in biochemistry. He is the author of 13 books, including “The Science Delusion”, “Science and Spiritual Practices”, and “Ways to Go Beyond”.

    Paul Kingsnorth is a former journalist and deputy editor of The Ecologist magazine who has won several awards for his poetry and essays. He is also the author of ten books: both fiction and nonfiction. In 2009, he co-founded the Dark Mountain Project, an international network of writers, artists, and thinkers in search of new stories for troubled times.

    Dr Philip Goff is a Professor of Philosophy at Durham University, whose main research focus is consciousness, but he is interested in many questions about the nature of reality. Goff is most known for defending panpsychism, the view that consciousness is a fundamental and ubiquitous feature of the physical world. He has authored an academic book with Oxford University Press – Consciousness and Fundamental Reality – and a book aimed at a general audience – Galileo’s Error. He is currently working on a book exploring the middle ground between God and atheism.

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    Interview Links:

    — Galileo’s Error - Philip Goff: https://amzn.to/3EFCByV

    — Why religion without belief can still make perfect sense - Philip Goff: https://psyche.co/ideas/why-religion-without-belief-can-still-make-perfect-sense

    — Philip’s website: https://www.philipgoffphilosophy.com/

    — Paul’s website: https://www.paulkingsnorth.net/

    — The Cross and the Machine - Paul Kingsnorth: https://www.firstthings.com/article/2021/06/the-cross-and-the-machine

    — The Abbey of Misrule (Paul’s newsletter): https://paulkingsnorth.substack.com/

    — Science and Spiritual Practices - Rupert Sheldrake: https://amzn.to/3CBBNsj

    — Ways to Go Beyond and Why They Work - Rupert Sheldrake: https://amzn.to/3TaqG0n

    — Rupert’s website: www.sheldrake.org

    — Rupert’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/RupertSheldrakePhD

    • 1 hr 18 min

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