Vancouver Real is a podcast dedicated to cultural evolution. It is a melting pot of ideas, beliefs and questions explored by hosts, brothers, Andy (@andyzaremba) and Mike Zaremba with guests both local and international. It is a talk-show style of show both audio only and video versions of the show. Episodes typically last for 60-90 minutes. The brothers are also business partners for their commercial float centre, Float House, with 4 locations located in British Columbia and Alberta.
#182: Jamie Wheal co-author of Stealing Fire
Jamie Wheal is the Executive Director of The Flow Genome Project and leading expert in the neurophysiology of human performance. His work combines a background in expeditionary education, wilderness medicine, and surf rescue, with over a decade of advising high-growth companies on strategy, execution, and leadership. Jamie's coaching ranges from Fortune 500 companies like Cisco, Google, and Nike, to the U.S. Naval War College, and Red Bull. You'll find him speaking on the intersection of science and human potential to diverse, high-performance communities like Young President's Organization, Summit Series, TED, and MaiTai Global. At the Flow Genome Project, he leads a team of the world’s top scientists, athletes, and artists dedicated to mapping the genome of the peak-performance state known as Flow. He lives on the Colorado River with his wife Julie, their two kids Lucas and Emma, and a righteous Golden Retriever named Cassie.
#181: Shamanism, Plant Medicines & Consciousness w/ Master Shaman Hamilton Souther
Hamilton Souther is a CEO, Master Shaman of
visionary plant medicines and founder of Blue
Morpho Shamanic Ayahuasca and Sacred
Plant Retreat Center in the Peruvian Amazon
(www.bluemorphotours.com). Over the last
12 years, Hamilton has meticulously studied
and mapped modern mental illnesses to help
thousands of his clients from around the
world with depression, anxiety, drug
addiction and PTSD.
#180: Neuropsychology and Floatation Therapy for Anxiety Disorders with Dr. Justin Feinstein and Flux
What is it about floating that makes it such a great therapy for anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other disorders?
Dr. Justin Feinstein is one of the leading floatation therapy researchers in the world, and he’s most interested in learning about brain-behavior relationships and how floating can help those with anxiety disorders.
We are joined by Dr. Feinstein and Flux, a PhD researcher working with him in the field, to discuss floatation therapy as exposure therapy, the anti-anxiety effects of floating, and what the future of floatation therapy research has in store.
What is neuropsychology?Interoception and sensory enhancementExposure therapyThe anti-anxiety effects of floatingDepression is the most disabling condition in the worldWhat is the active ingredient of floating?Future research in floatation therapyResources:
Dr. Justin Feinstein at LIBRFloathouse.caVancouverReal.tvAndyZaremba.comMindfulMass.orgUse the Promo code Vancouver Real for a 20% discount on a single Float at Float House.
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#179: The True Self and Aligning to a Higher Octave with Paul Selig and the Guides
What does it mean to know the true self and align to a higher octave?
Today we have an amazing return guest, Paul Selig, a psychic medium, clairaudient, and channeler who is also accompanied by the Guides.
Tune in to learn about the process of realizing the true self, what it means to release the limitation of the collective that we’ve inherited, and how the divine is in everything.
How Paul works with the GuidesWho are the Guides and why are they here?Realization is a processAligning to the higher octave The divine in everythingResources:
PaulSelig.comFloathouse.caVancouverReal.tvAndyZaremba.comManTalks.comMindfulMass.orgVancouver Real Media Inc.
#178: Psychedelics and Transformational Medicine with Dr. Dan Engle
How can spirit plant medicines and psychedelics help us heal?
Dr. Dan Engle is back on the show to discuss his experience with plant medicines, healing on multiple levels, and the work he’s doing right now in transformational medicine.
Listen to learn about the Lower, Middle, and Upper worlds of Shamanism; how they relate to the psyche and different types of plant medicines; and why integration is so important in the healing process.
A brief discussion on spirit plant medicinesWhat is huachuma? Shamanism and ‘lower, middle, and upper worlds’Dr. Dan’s work at Revival Treatment CentersHow does ketamine help treatment resistant depression?He shares two of his biggest epiphanic experiencesDr. Dan Engle is a psychiatrist with a clinical practice that combines aspects of regenerative medicine, psychedelic research, integrative spirituality, and peak performance.
His medical degree is from the University of Texas at San Antonio. His psychiatry residency degree is from the University of Colorado in Denver, and his child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship degree is from Oregon Health & Science University.
Dr. Engle is an international consultant to several global healing centers facilitating the use of long-standing indigenous plant medicines for healing and awakening. He is the Founder and Medical Director of Kuya Institute for Transformational Medicine in Austin, Texas; Full Spectrum Medicine, a psychedelic integration and educational platform; and Thank You Life, a non-profit funding stream supporting access to psychedelic therapies.
Dr. Engle is the author of The Concussion Repair Manual: A Practical Guide to Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries, as well as his new book, A Dose of Hope: A Story of MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy.
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Dr. Dan's Updated Disclaimer:
The information provided in this podcast is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute the practice of medicine or other professional health care services, including the giving of medical advice. The content of this podcast is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical recommendation, diagnosis, or treatment. The use of information in this podcast is at one’s own discretion, and is not an endorsement of use given the complexity inherent in these medicines, and the current variable widespread illegality of their usage.
DrDanEngle.comFullSpectrumMedicine.comConcussionRepairManual.comFloathouse.caVancouverReal.tvAndyZaremba.comMindfulMass.orgVancouver Real Media Inc.
#177: Common Pitfalls for Entrepreneurs and How to Get Past Them with Kieron Sweeney
What does it take to be an entrepreneur and succeed in starting your own business?
Kieron Sweeney is “The Strategic Mentor,” and he helps entrepreneurs, small business owners, and executives accelerate their success with proven methods from his own personal experience, wisdom, and knowledge.
Listen to learn how to recognize the most common stumbling blocks for entrepreneurs and how you can overcome them to have a successful lifestyle business you’re passionate about and enjoy.
Timing is criticalYou have to be good at sellingOne big problem is undercapitalizationOptimizing work life balance is a struggleVisualization is an important toolAsk for help and find a mentorResources:
I was referred to the podcast by a friend and really enjoy having it as part of my day. There are always quality guests, interesting topics, intellectual conversation, and the hosts maintain a positive outlook on life - it's refreshing.
I've been consistently listening for a while now, so decided to try float house after a horrible first float experience (at at different company) - man am I glad I did. Literally have never been more relaxed in my life. It's something I will continue regularly.
Thank you for this!
Good dudes, great cast!
As a Float House Float House Kitsilano client (and neighbour), I'm appalled that they would sponsor such an inflammatory, hate-filled podcast as @VancouverReal recently hosted from Float House, featuring a youtube "journalist/racist" called "Squatting Slav". Why are members of our community giving a platform to someone who is either a racist, or who uses overt racist "jokes" to incite people? A person who attacks immigrants, some of the most vulnerable people in our community?