305 episodes

Being Human is for people who want go deep on what it means to be a human making a difference.
We’ll discover how to be better humans at work and in life.
We’ll explore leadership, relationships and how to make changes in ourselves and our environments. Nothing will be off limits. Welcome.

Being Human Richard Atherton

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

Being Human is for people who want go deep on what it means to be a human making a difference.
We’ll discover how to be better humans at work and in life.
We’ll explore leadership, relationships and how to make changes in ourselves and our environments. Nothing will be off limits. Welcome.

    #305 From Misuse to Mission - Jonathan Hunt-Glassman

    #305 From Misuse to Mission - Jonathan Hunt-Glassman

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    This week's guest is Jonathan Hunt-Glassman, CEO of Oar Health, a seasoned executive with over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, including strategic leadership roles at Humana, Optum, and Bain & Company, that decided to use his personal journey in overcoming addiction to make a meaningful impact in the way people approach Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) treatment.
    His approach to recovery emphasizes the possibility of improvement at any stage and the importance of exploring a broad spectrum of help options. He challenges the orthodoxy of 'sobriety or nothing' and advocates for varied and numerous treatment possibilities, including medication, peer support, therapy, and professional behaviour modification, promoting a message of hope and the potential for a brighter future for those struggling with addiction, especially not ready to quit completely.
    We discuss:

    Managing his disorder while keeping down a job
    First experience with Naltrexone
    The 'miracle' effect
    Starting Oar Health
    His message for those with Alcohol Use Disorder
    Links:OAR Health

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #304 Open Your Heart and Mind - Michael André Ford

    #304 Open Your Heart and Mind - Michael André Ford

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    This week's guest is Michael André Ford, an American Angel Intuitive who helps people meet, hear and see angels.
    I'll be honest: This conversation took me way out of my comfort zone. When I started this podcast, I committed myself to breaking open the range of topics we could discuss in a business context. I never expected that to include talking with angels!
    Michael is a highly compelling guest with scintillating tales of encounters with angels of all kinds.
    If you want to expand your notion of how this realm might operate and what's really going on in the fifth dimension, this is the episode for you.
    We discuss:

    Michael's first wild angel encounter
    The power of less thinking
    Meeting angels at the coffee shop
    Links:Listening to Angels - The BookMichael's Website

    • 1 hr 24 min
    #303 Leadership Lessons From the Police Front Line - Dr. Chris Fuzie

    #303 Leadership Lessons From the Police Front Line - Dr. Chris Fuzie

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    This week's guest is Dr. Chris Fuzie, a former police officer with a unique perspective on leadership. He is also the author of multiple books on this topic, including his latest, 'Liminal Space'.

    Having had more than his fair share of hair-raising moments, Chris explores leadership and followership dynamics within high-pressure environments. His premise is that we all must develop outstanding leadership and followership capabilities, regardless of position in any formal hierarchy.
    We discuss:

    Confronting armed assailants
    Intellgient disobeidence
    The Liminal Leader explained
    Using shapes in communication
    Tesselated behaviours
    Links:Liminal Space - The BookDr. Fuzie's Website

    • 1 hr 14 min
    #302 Surfing the Waves of Trauma Recovery - Josh Dickson

    #302 Surfing the Waves of Trauma Recovery - Josh Dickson

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    This week's guest is Josh Dickson, an accredited EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Consultant, accredited drugs and alcohol counsellor, and an exciting innovator in trauma healing. Josh is the clinical director of the Resurface programme, which uses surfing as a core element in developing new positive resources for those with a traumatic history.
    His approach is grounded in the belief that engaging with the natural elements and participating in challenging physical activities like surfing can significantly enhance mental health and emotional well-being.
    We discuss:

    Flow state: what it is and is not
    Flow state and therapy
    Surfing and trauma release
    Teaching resilience to kids
    Flow state vs drug-assisted therapy
    Links:ResurfaceResurface's Instagram PageJosh's LinkedIn Page

    • 1 hr 22 min
    #301 The Art of Being Human - with Betsy Polatin

    #301 The Art of Being Human - with Betsy Polatin

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    This week's guest is Betsy Polatin, author of Humanual - A Manual for Being Human - and former professor of the Alexander Technique at Boston University College of Fine Arts.Betsy's work combines movement principles and anatomical knowledge to foster self-awareness, resilience, and holistic healing, helping individuals overcome traumas and stress for enhanced personal growth and well-being
    We discuss:

    How not to ground
    The Spirit-Mind-Body
    Why we get traumatised
    Dealing with trauma
    Why we need to go beyond 'techniques'
    Links:Betsy's WebsiteHumanual: A Manual for Being Human - The Book

    • 1 hr 17 min
    #300 Bridging Science and Compassion - with Wendy D'Andrea

    #300 Bridging Science and Compassion - with Wendy D'Andrea

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    This week's guest is Wendy D'Andrea, a professor of psychology at The New School in New York, where she specializes in trauma and psychobiology. She also works with Bessel van der Kolk (The Body Keeps the Score) at The Trauma Research Foundation as its Chief Science Officer.Wendy's career began early, working with sexual assault survivors. She has gone on to become a researcher of extraordinary breath, having studied widely across the psychobiological effects of trauma to a panoply of trauma treatments at the individual and community levels.
    We discuss:

    Her challenging childhood as a carer
    Working with assault survivors
    Trauma-informed sports
    Psychedelics and integration
    The psychobiology of trauma
    Links:The Trauma Research FoundationThe New School Trauma and Affective Psychophysiology Lab
     

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

adamwk ,

Great content but need better audio

Really like this - great interview style, strong guests, always interesting. However, the audio is quite poor, especially the host. Both unclear and very quiet. I miss a lot of this even at top volume when I’m on the tube.

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