100 episodes

I'm Keith Kurlander, with Dr. Will Van Derveer, Co-Founders of the Integrative Psychiatry Institute and Integrative Psychiatry Centers, and this is the podcast where we explore what it takes to achieve optimal mental health. If you want to learn about cutting-edge psychology that help people reach their highest potential then this is the show for you! Have a question, please email us at info@psychiatryinstitute.com

The Higher Practice Podcast for Optimal Mental Health Keith Kurlander

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

I'm Keith Kurlander, with Dr. Will Van Derveer, Co-Founders of the Integrative Psychiatry Institute and Integrative Psychiatry Centers, and this is the podcast where we explore what it takes to achieve optimal mental health. If you want to learn about cutting-edge psychology that help people reach their highest potential then this is the show for you! Have a question, please email us at info@psychiatryinstitute.com

    The Spiritual Process of Creating Psychedelic Music with Producer Random Rab

    The Spiritual Process of Creating Psychedelic Music with Producer Random Rab

    Creating art is for music producer Random Rab a spiritual experience, and this is obvious in the art he creates. Rab’s prodigious output of compositions over decades has gained him invitations to play at some of the world’s biggest festivals and venues, and his warmth and connection to his audience is legendary.
    In psychedelic assisted psychotherapy, the right music is a key element of the healing. In today’s episode, we’re delighted to have music producer, Random Rab, whose music has been used by therapists in their sessions to help soothe the mind as well as promote healing.
    Show notes:
    How Music Plays an Important Role - 02:52 How Music is Transformative - 06:18 Perks of the Music Industry - 11:34 Living In the Present - 13:41 Experiencing Music Anew Through Psychedelics - 15:30 A Connection with the Crowd - 24:19 To learn more about Producer Random Rab:
    https://randomrab.com/ https://www.youtube.com/c/RandomRabOfficial https://www.facebook.com/randomrabofficial https://www.instagram.com/randomrab https://twitter.com/randomrab *****
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    • 34 min
    Women’s Empowerment, Sexuality and Culture - Kimberly Ann Johnson

    Women’s Empowerment, Sexuality and Culture - Kimberly Ann Johnson

    Women often face tough challenges and power dynamics navigating our culture. Gender inequalities manifest outwardly but also inwardly for many women, including obstacles around self-expression, personal empowerment, enjoying pleasure and sexuality.
    Today, we talk with somatic experiencing practitioner, sexological bodyworker, and author, Kimberly Ann Johnson. Join us as we explore the specific challenges women face in terms of empowerment, pleasure, sexuality, and culture, while living in a patriarchal society.
    Show notes:
    Understanding Sexual Pleasure - 01:25 The Impact of a Male Dominated Society - 06:17 Working with Women as Clients - 11:21 The Sexual Encounter - 15:59 Keeping an Active Sex Life for Longterm Couples - 23:32 An Evolutionary Query on Sexual Need - 38:18 To learn more about Kimberly Ann Johnson:
    https://kimberlyannjohnson.com/about/ https://www.facebook.com/kajauthor/ https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16511397.Kimberly_Ann_Johnson https://kimberlys-school-16fb.thinkific.com/ *****
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    • 45 min
    How to Get to Zero In Your Relationship - Jayson Gaddis

    How to Get to Zero In Your Relationship - Jayson Gaddis

    Today we talk all about relationships with our partners and sharing experiences, and how we cope and deal with difficulties that are common in every relationship. In today’s episode, we’re excited to have Jayson Gaddis, a relationship expert, coach, and author.
    Show notes:
    Getting to Zero - 03:28 A Personal Journey of Getting to Zero - 04:54 Conflict Repair in Relationships - 09:46 Working Through Your Relationship - 15:09 Misreading Conflicts - 23:14 Physical Contact - 29:41 To learn more about Jayson Gaddis:
    https://www.jaysongaddis.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/Jaysongaddis https://relationshipschool.com/our-founder/ *****
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    • 39 min
    The Filmmakers behind the Gabor Mate Documentary - Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo

    The Filmmakers behind the Gabor Mate Documentary - Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo

    Documentary film is a potent tool for shifting perceptions about the challenges we face as a society. “The Wisdom of Trauma,” the latest documentary produced by Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo, reached over 4,000,000 viewers in over 200 countries. It depicts the pioneering work of Gabor Mate connecting the role of trauma to the skyrocketing rates of addiction and chronic illness that plagues Western society.
    In today’s show, we are very excited to speak with our guests, filmmakers Maurizio and Zaya Benazzo, the artists behind the documentary “Wisdom of Trauma” featuring the work of Gabor Maté and explore what they experienced while making this fantastic film.
    Shownotes:
    The Inspiration Behind The Film - 0:25 Growth And Understanding Through Trauma - 7:23 Getting The Message Across - 13:13 How The Title Came To Be - 17:21 A Growth Experience - 20:06 Being More Compassionate - 25:59 To learn more about Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo register for the Wisdom of Trauma documentary: Wisdom of Trauma
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    • 34 min
    Ken Wilber Discusses Ego Development, Culture and Our Future

    Ken Wilber Discusses Ego Development, Culture and Our Future

    In today’s episode, we are incredibly honored to have a famous philosopher and writer, Ken Wilber, on the show. Ken’s work has been monumental in the field of transpersonal psychology and has developed the integral theory.
    Today, he shares his insights about the ego structures, states of consciousness, human development, and a whole lot more.
    Show notes:
    Where We Are In The Human Journey - 05:56 The Possibility of an Evolving Human Psychology - 11:26 Order Out of Chaos and a Look Into The Past - 22:21 The Use of Psychedelics and Evolving Consciousness - 30:12 Partnership and Relationship - 39:21 To learn more about Ken Wilber visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Wilber
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    • 58 min
    Psychedelic Insights From One of the Earliest Researchers - Dr. Charles Grob

    Psychedelic Insights From One of the Earliest Researchers - Dr. Charles Grob

    For decades, Dr. Charles Grob has been researching applications of MDMA, psilocybin, and ayahuasca for a variety of human conditions including end of life anxiety, PTSD, depression, addiction, and more. His contributions have significantly shaped what we know about psychedelics today and how much of an impact it has on our patients.
    In today’s episode, we hear about the early challenges in psychedelic research, and learn about Dr. Grob’s perspectives about what elements of a psychedelic-assisted therapy session are essential. We explore the exciting new developments at the intersection between the medical and the spiritual dimensions of healing.
    Show notes:
    Early Fascination in Psychedelics - 03:00 Rediscovering Psychedelics - 10:22 Struggling for Approval with The IRB - 14:14 A Look into What Psychedelics Brings - 20:04 Easy Accessibility of Psychedelics in The Future - 25:53 Set and Setting is Critical - 28:35 To learn more about Dr. Charles Grob:
    https://psychedelicreview.com/person/charles-grob/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-grob-515b369a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Grob https://www.psychiatryinstitute.com/psychedelic ***
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    • 41 min

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