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Being Underwater is a project about inner life in the digital age. Hosted by social entrepreneur and anthropologist Joana Breidenbach, this series of interviews tries to uncover the language we use to describe our inner worlds, as well as the tools or practices that help us decipher them. These conversations are important to engage in at any time, however with the onset of the digital age, they present a new urgency. As machines and algorithms threaten to know and understand us better than we do ourselves, we are faced with an evolutionary pressure to expand our consciousness and comprehend greater amounts of complexity. We must understand who we are, and what it is that we want, in order to define our relationship with technology, rather than allowing technology to define us. The project was conceived by Joana Breidenbach and edited by Siena Powers. Angus Sewell McCann composed the main theme music, and Vincent Augustus mixed the second theme. All visuals were created by Florentin Aisslinger.

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Being Underwater is a project about inner life in the digital age. Hosted by social entrepreneur and anthropologist Joana Breidenbach, this series of interviews tries to uncover the language we use to describe our inner worlds, as well as the tools or practices that help us decipher them. These conversations are important to engage in at any time, however with the onset of the digital age, they present a new urgency. As machines and algorithms threaten to know and understand us better than we do ourselves, we are faced with an evolutionary pressure to expand our consciousness and comprehend greater amounts of complexity. We must understand who we are, and what it is that we want, in order to define our relationship with technology, rather than allowing technology to define us. The project was conceived by Joana Breidenbach and edited by Siena Powers. Angus Sewell McCann composed the main theme music, and Vincent Augustus mixed the second theme. All visuals were created by Florentin Aisslinger.

    Joana* Bezogener Aktivismus

    Joana* Bezogener Aktivismus

    In den letzten Jahren beobachte ich eine Entwicklung im aktivistischen Umfeld, die mir interessant und bedeutsam erscheint. Eine Reihe von Aktivist*innen reflektieren selbstkritisch die Prämissen ihrer eigenen Handlungen. Sie fragen sich, inwiefern ihre herkömmlichen Strategien ineffektiv oder sogar kontraproduktiv sind. Sie diskutieren untereinander, wie ein wirksamerer Aktivismus aussehen könnte.



    In dieser Folge möchte ich einige dieser Diskussionen vor dem Hintergrund meiner eigenen Erfahrungen an der Schnittstelle zwischen äußerer Transformation und Inner Work beschreiben.



    Diese Folge basiert auf einem 3-teiligen Blogbeitrag, den du hier findest: Part 1, Part II, Part III



    An English version can be found here.



    Ein paar Links, die in dieser Folge erwähnt werden, findest du in den Blogposts.



    The Entangled Activist

    Collective Trauma Training and Facilitation

    Innerwork in New Work Webinar

    The Wellbeing Project

    Über Corona und Polarisierung

    Becoming Unstuck With Relational Activism

    • 52 Min.
    Adam: On crafting an authentic life path

    Adam: On crafting an authentic life path

    Our interview today is with Adam McKenty. I got to know Adam about a year ago, after he had moved to Berlin from Canada and was in the process of starting the Church of Interbeing. A non-belief based ritual that meets every Sunday in Berlin. Before this, Adam worked in a wide range of areas: as a software developer, stone mason, gardener, technician, photographer, musician, facilitator, and builder of organizations. 

    Through these activities, he has been a lifelong observer of ceremony, collective intelligence, and the peculiar ways in which human groups fail and succeed in their endeavors. 

    In our conversation, we talk about Adams' very unusual upbringing in the Canadian wilderness. Resisting to portray his life in a linear way, we explore what it means, and what it takes, to craft an authentic life path with all its beauties and challenges. What really struck me, and what I believe you as a listener might also come to appreciate, is the way in which Adam's explorations never seem to be pre-fabricated and stale, but arise out of the moment. There is a slowness and deliberation in the way he speaks, which reflects the inner state of searching.

    If you live in Berlin, you are very welcome to attend the weekly services of the Church of Interbeing. You can find it in the Genezareth Kirche in Schillerkiez, Berlin.

    • 1 Std. 1 Min.
    Igal* on spiritual teachers, collective trauma, and Jewish tradition

    Igal* on spiritual teachers, collective trauma, and Jewish tradition

    My guest today, Igal Harmelin, is an outlier. Unlike all of my other guests so far, he has devoted his whole life to a spiritual search and God. 

    ⁠Igal Harmelin⁠ grew up in Tel Aviv in the 1950s. Already as a teenager he was, as he calls it “infected by the spiritual bug”. He was introduced to ™, Transcendental Meditation, at that time a very popular movement founded by the Indian teacher Maharishi. Igal trained and taught for over 20 years in that tradition. He then moved on to study with Andrew Cohen, an American spiritual teacher, That community exploded after Cohen was accused by some of his closest students of psychological abuse and not practising what he was preaching. For the last 10 years Igal has been training with ⁠Thomas Hübl⁠, who is also my own spiritual teacher. In addition, Igal has been studying ⁠NARM⁠ , an advanced trauma therapy, and works as a certified Master NARM practitioner. 

    Igal lives in New York with his wife, Rabbi Lisa Goldstein. In our conversation we examine Igals path into spirituality and his strong longing for connection with the divine. We talk about his experiences growing up as the son of Holocaust survivors. Igal shares his relationship to his spiritual teachers, good and bad, as well as his current deep interest in collective trauma. How did his life unfold? What were the drivers behind his search and the specific teachers he studied with?

    For me, the grandchild of Nazi perpetrators, meeting and listening to Igal always has a special and I would even say sacred dimension. As Igal himself points out: "When a German and a Jew meet, the painful presence of the Holocaust is always in the room, even if we don’t address it explicitly." There is an absence, a gulf of overwhelm, shame, anxiety and not-feeling. I am very grateful for this conversation and hope you gain many insights from it too.



    ⁠https://www.igalharmelin.com/⁠

    ⁠https://narmtraining.com/transformingtrauma/episode-063/⁠

    ⁠https://thomashuebl.com/school-of-collective-trauma-integration/

    • 1 Std. 30 Min.
    Carla* intergenerational trauma, entrepreneurship, and psychedelic ceremonies

    Carla* intergenerational trauma, entrepreneurship, and psychedelic ceremonies

    My guest today is Carla Maria de Souza. Carla is a Brazilian social entrepreneur and founder of Project Tres - a nonprofit organization in Germany operating in India and Kenya, working with women in vulnerability, contributing to their personal and financial independence with educational programs and fair trade practices. 

    In our conversation Carla makes a strong connection between her work and her personal and spiritual life. Carla has made use of her traumatic experiences during her childhood and teenage years as a tool to promote social impact and evolve as an individual. Her interests are in the topics of patriarchy, decolonization, and capitalism, as well as transgenerational trauma, inner work, spirituality, psychedelics, and indigenous culture.

    • 43 Min.
    Gesundheit, Wellbeing, und Langlebigkeit: Teil 2

    Gesundheit, Wellbeing, und Langlebigkeit: Teil 2

    Heute geht es um Inner Work, nur diesmal mit einem sehr anderen Fokus. Während ich mich sonst mit den verschiedensten inneren subtilen Prozesse in uns Menschen beschäftige und Gespräche zu den unterschiedlichsten Methoden der Selbsterforschung und Kontemplation führe, geht es diesmal um unser mechanisch-körperliches Innenleben. Konkret, möchte ich von ein paar Sachen berichten, die ich in den letzten Monaten rund um die Themen Gesundheit, Wellbeing und Langlebigkeit für mich selbst entdeckt habe. 

    Ich habe diese Reflexionen in 2 kürzeren Teilen aufgenommen. In der ersten Episode geht es um die neue Evidenz-basierte medizinische Forschung und wie ich einzelne Aspekte davon in mein Leben eingebaut habe. Insbesondere geht es um Tageslicht und den zirkadianen Rhythmus, Nahrungsergänzungen und das für mich gerade super spannende Thema Blutzucker. Ich behandelt aber auch Atemübungen in Angst- und Stresssituationen und hilfreiche Augenübungen in meinem Büroalltag. 

    In dieser zweiten Episode erzähle ich dann was ich in Bezug auf drei weitere Themen gelernt habe und gerade erfolgreich in meinem Alltag umsetze, und zwar: Den Einfluss von Hitze- und Kälteeinwirkungen, die Bedeutung von Schlaf und natürlich - Bewegung/Sport.

    • 17 Min.
    Gesundheit, Wellbeing, und Langlebigkeit: Teil 1

    Gesundheit, Wellbeing, und Langlebigkeit: Teil 1

    Heute geht es um Inner Work, nur diesmal mit einem sehr anderen Fokus. Während ich mich sonst mit den verschiedensten inneren subtilen Prozesse in uns Menschen beschäftige und Gespräche zu den unterschiedlichsten Methoden der Selbsterforschung und Kontemplation führe, geht es diesmal um unser mechanisch-körperliches Innenleben. Konkret, möchte ich von ein paar Sachen berichten, die ich in den letzten Monaten rund um die Themen Gesundheit, Wellbeing und Langlebigkeit für mich selbst entdeckt habe. 

    Ich habe diese Reflexionen in 2 kürzeren Teilen aufgenommen. In dieser ersten Episode geht es um die neue Evidenz-basierte medizinische Forschung und wie ich einzelne Aspekte davon in mein Leben eingebaut habe. Insbesondere geht es um Tageslicht und den zirkadianen Rhythmus, Nahrungsergänzungen und das für mich gerade super spannende Thema Blutzucker. Ich behandelt aber auch Atemübungen in Angst- und Stresssituationen und hilfreiche Augenübungen in meinem Büroalltag. 

    In der zweiten Episode erzähle ich dann was ich in Bezug auf drei weitere Themen gelernt habe und gerade erfolgreich in meinem Alltag umsetze, und zwar: Den Einfluss von Hitze- und Kälteeinwirkungen, die Bedeutung von Schlaf und natürlich - Bewegung/Sport.

    • 30 Min.

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Ini-HH ,

Inspirierend, unterhaltsam und tief

Sehr tolle Gespräche voller Tiefe und Inspiration. Zuhören macht Spaß und ist zudem sehr gut zugänglich. Danke!

Isabel Gahren ,

inner and outer wisdom

Listening to this podcast is like a moment of stillness in life's daily hectic. Inspiring guests, honest reflections and intimate conversations about being conscious and seeking ones own authentic truth. Absolutely recommendable!

Alice Gedamu ,

By the fire side

I can't recommend this podcast enough! Listening to this podcast feels like being at the campfire with Joana and her guest, talking about the inner and outer journeys of life and beyond. Joana is an inspiring conversation host, with a deep wisdom and a lot of personal spaciousness when it comes to witnessing life’s inner and outer journeys.

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