Internet Radio Show Host, Life Issues Counselor and Author Randi Fine Discusses Helpful and Inspirational Wellness Topics,Bringing Insightful and Expert Information to Heal and Enhance Your Life Experiences. Offering You Top Experts in the Field of Spiritual Enlightenment,Mental Health, Emotional Health, Physical Health, and Holistic Health.
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Pleasure: A Natural Resource Vital to Our Wellbeing with Dr Jia Gottlieb
As a doctor, today's special guest Jia Gottlieb, MD witnessed a great deal of human suffering and learned that 80 percent of common diseases could be prevented by healthy lifestyle choices alone. A big part of why we don't make those choices is that we’re deeply confused about pleasure. Most people think pleasure and pain are opposites like the north and south poles of a compass, which is not true. Given such basic confusion, it’s no wonder so many of us in our pursuit of pleasure end up in pain and suffering.
In his groundbreaking book aah...The Pleasure Book, Dr. Gottlieb dispels two thousand years of shared shame, guilt, and ignorance to reclaim the wisdom of pleasure as the ultimate guide to a beautiful and fulfilling life. Drawing on penetrating insights from history, cutting-edge neuroscience, and spiritual wisdom, he provides the knowledge and tools to transform your life by working with your human nature rather than against it, to live from love rather than fear.
The son of an Austrian father and a Chinese mother, Dr. Jia was born to write this book. While his father schooled him in the logic of chess, his mother imbued him with the intuitive ways of the East. After completing a BA in physics from the University of Colorado, an MD from Northwestern University, and a Family Medicine residency at the top-ranked Community Hospital of Sonoma County, he journeyed to Japan and China for intensive training in martial arts and acupuncture. Returning to Boulder, Colorado in1984, Dr. Jia established the Still Mountain Clinic, which he directed for over twenty-five years.He holds black belts in aikido and karate, plays the bamboo flute, is a lifelong student of yoga and Zen meditation, and is learning to tango. He is the proud father of three daughters.
Humanity's Shift to Multi-Dimensional Experience with Author Rebecca Dawson
So many of us have come to understand and acknowledge that we are the expression of one universal force, all part of the "oneness." But what would change if we really began to live and experience life from that place of totality, not from the duality--that separation--that has marked our current reality?
In today's special guest, Rebecca Dawson's remarkable book The Agreement, she describes the infinite power available to us when we come into awareness and agreement of our true existence and how the world we experience will then come into agreement with us and who we truly are. This is not merely speculation. It is the information provided directly to Dawson by The Masters, aspects of Source that are committed to helping mankind prepare for the shift to a multi-dimensional reality that is already unfolding.
Rebecca says that "we are awakening to our 5th dimensional reality." Her book, The Secret, is the roadmap of how to consciously exist within this evolution. By withdrawing our attention from our current "holographic reality" and belief structure, and focusing on the awareness of the Cosmic Mind that is our true nature and vantage point to the multi-dimensional reality, we allow for "knowing" and creation to arise. When we operate consciously from this point of totality, this "felt sense", then manifestation can be instantaneous and beyond any expectation.
These are some of the key messages that are urgently being brought forward by Rebecca Dawson, an internationally renowned teacher and author living and working in Australia. She has been channeling the wisdom of The Masters for more than 25 years.
Better Mental Health with Unique Benefits Through Remote Virtual Reality Therapy
In a winter of uncertainty, mental health experts are finding that Zoom calls or phone sessions simply don't cut it for therapy. They fail to leave a lasting impact on participants. One. solution is virtual reality therapy. It offers unique benefits including interactive settings, the ability to talk anonymously, and greater levels of convenience without losing quality.
VR immerses individuals into shared, 3D environments, with fully customizable and anonymized avatars enabling life-like interactions between remote participants. It extends what is possible in the real world by allowing for deep engagement with any setting in any form.
Virtual reality therapy helps to better facilitate empathy, attention, and intimacy in a therapy session and offers benefits that are inconceivable by normal means including remote connectivity, virtual customization and a distraction free environment. It allows authentic human interactions in immersive environments, designed to facilitate communication, collaboration, and learning, The effects of virtual reality group therapy for cancer patients to reduce levels of anxiety and depression are being studied as are a multitude of other breakthrough applications.
Today's special guests are Dror Goldberg and Jonathan Collins of Foretell Reality, a Virtual Reality (VR) platform and subsidiary company of The Glimpse Group. Dror serves as VP Product and General Manager, and Jonathan leads the company's partnerships and strategy. We are also honored to have Dr. Avni-Barron, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Head of Clinical Affairs with Foretell Reality’s partner XRHealth.
Dror, Jonathan and Dr. Avni-Barron are here to explain how Virtual Reality therapy works, how it is currently being used, and the many ways in which Foretell Reality is changing the future of mental health therapy.
What Does It Mean to Love and Be Loved with Narcissistic Abuse Expert Randi Fine
Narcissistic Abuse Expert Randi Fine talks about the misconceptions of love those from narcissistic abuse relationships or families commonly have. She teaches us how to love, receive and perceive love in a healthier way.
Escaping Emotional Abuse with Psychologist and Victim Advocate Beverly Engel
While physical abuse is an attack on the body, emotional abuse is a deep and insidious assault on the psyche and the soul. It causes the victim to question the truth about him or herself - to doubt one's worthiness as a person, one's ability to satisfy a partner, even the capacity to love.
Today's special guest Beverly Engel is an internationally recognized psychotherapist and an acclaimed advocate for victims of toxic relationships and sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. She is the author of 23 self-help books, including 3 bestselling books on emotional abuse: The Emotionally Abusive Relationship, The Emotionally Abused Woman, and Encouragements for the Emotionally Abused Woman. Engel is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and has been practicing psychotherapy for 40 years.
She is also author of the forthcoming book, Escaping Emotional Abuse: Healing from the Shame You Don’t Deserve. She writes about the insidious damage of emotional abuse – a form of domestic violence - and the forms it can take (such as saying or implying that you are ugly, a bad parent, stupid, incompetent, or that no one else could love you). Once a person finally realizes they are being emotionally abused, it is debilitating shame that prevents them from first creating the emotional armor necessary to shield one’s identity from abusive messages, and then stepping away from the relationship.
Beverly shares the Five-Step Program she offers in her therapy practice, which has helped her victims overcome the shame of Emotional Abuse, and will also serve as a guide for anyone who provides services to the emotionally abused.
Nobody's Normal: The Stigma of Mental Illness with Roy Richard Grinker
Approximately twenty percent of all American adults—around 60 million people—live with a mental illness. But due to the lingering legacy of shame and secrecy around mental health, sixty percent of them receive no treatment.
In today's special guest, Roy Richard Grinker's book, Nobody's Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness, anthropologist and professor Roy chronicles the progress and setbacks in the struggle against stigma, from the 18th century through America’s major wars and into today’s high-tech economy In this uplifting book, infused with poignant human-interest stories, he shows us that in the 21st century we are finally getting closer to ending the discrimination, fear, and marginalization that has long impeded the social and therapeutic supports that reduce suffering.
During the Industrial Revolution, those who couldn’t work were banished to asylums; the Kennedy family lobotomized a daughter that didn’t fit their patrician ideals; and in the 1960s, autism was thought to be the result of bad parenting. Drawing on cutting-edge science, historical archives, his own research on neurodiversity, and cross-cultural studies in Africa and Asia, Grinker explores how our past failures have shaped the present. The book’s eye-opening narrative is interwoven with Grinker’s personal history: his family’s four generations of involvement in psychiatry include his great grandfather, a scientist who believed mental illness was a sign of biological inferiority; his grandfather, a patient of Freud; and his daughter’s experience with autism, about which he wrote UNSTRANGE MINDS: Remapping the World of Autism.
Roy Richard Grinker is Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at the George Washington University. He is the author of several books, including Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Perfect for positivity and self-growth
I find this podcast to be uplifting, inspiring, and mind-opening. I easily follow along despite problems with inattention. Whether you listen on the car ride home or while drinking your morning coffee or tea, you’ll find your energy listening well spent. Just this morning, I carried with me two important lessons from a recent episode on the utility of neuroplasticity and a positive mindset into my work and personal life. This podcast works perfectly into any lifestyle one works at involving self-growth and enrichment. On another note, I’d like to add - narcissistic abuse feels inextricable, yet Randi finds a way to describe it, talk about it and confirm a reality which is powerfully denied by abusers and, by consequence of the manipulative nature of the abuse, survivors themselves. In this podcast, Randi aims to enrich our lives and open our minds to the magic of our existence, and I believe she truly does so.
Actually Good beyond audio quality
The audio is hasty (like a mic is put up to a phone speaker) and the intro can be dropped or made into a brief one, BUT quality info and help comes from this podcast! just needs some tuning.
Super Informative Show
I love this show - great topics, easy to listen to and just plan good content