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Podcast by Michael Ostrolenk

    Frederic Lowen on Bioenergetic Analysis

    Frederic Lowen on Bioenergetic Analysis

    Welcome to “The Emergent Human where we explore Optimizing Health,
    Embodied Spirituality and Post Conventional Living. I am Michael
    Ostrolenk, a therapist, coach and educator and I am your host.

    Ostrolenk speaks with Frederic Lowen, who is a psychotherapist, Bioenergetic therapist and Executive Director of The Alexander Lowen Foundation. He also is manager of Lowen copyrights and son of Alexander Lowen, M.D. the creator of Bioenergetic Analysis.

    Frederic talks about his path to become a bioenergetic therapist which included a thirty year or so break from the somatic therapy world to purpose business interests including solar energy.

    Mr. Lowen discusses the history of Bioenergetic therapy which goes all the way back to Dr Wilhelm Reich who provided therapy and instruction to his father Dr. Alexander Lowen in the 1940’s in the United States.

    Frederic explains the Bioenergetic model and how it is implemented in the therapeutic setting to include assessing character structure, the clients biography and working with the energy of the body as well as its physical structure. He concludes with a discussion of the Alexander Lowen Foundation and its various educational and therapeutic offerings

    You can learn more about the Alexander Lower Foundation-

    https://www.lowenfoundation.org/


    Today’s show is brought to you by Somatic Psychotherapy Today
    https://somaticpsychotherapytoday.com/

    • 1 hr 21 min
    The 5 Personality Patterns with Steven Kessler

    The 5 Personality Patterns with Steven Kessler

    Welcome to “The Emergent Human where we explore Optimizing Health,
    Embodied Spirituality and Post Conventional Living. I am Michael
    Ostrolenk, a therapist, coach and educator and I am your host.

    Today’s show is brought to you by Somatic Psychotherapy Today.
    https://somaticpsychotherapytoday.com/

    Ostrolenk speaks with Steven Kessler, a psychotherapist who has studied many different healing modalities and maps of personality, including the Enneagram (with Helen Palmer), NLP, energy work, Thought Field Therapy, and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques or tapping). For 20 years he has been a student of Lynda Caesara, studying Character Structure, the direct perception of energy, and shamanism in the lineage of Grandfather Two Bears and the Southern Seers tradition. He is the bestselling author of The 5 Personality Patterns: Your Guide to Understanding Yourself and Others and Developing Emotional Maturity.

    - https://www.amazon.com/Personality-Patterns-Understanding-Developing-Emotional/dp/B08T42G1S7/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1Z4TXVZ1KTYCB&keywords=steven+kessler+the+5+personality+patterns&qid=1655469985&sprefix=steven+kessl%2Caps%2C106&sr=8-1 )

    During the interview Steven takes us through the developmental tasks a person needs to master, both in utero and during childhood, and the consequences of failing to master each of those tasks. He outlines the safety strategies we adopt to try to feel safer during that time and how each safety strategy develops into a pattern which becomes part of our personality. He then discusses how our personality patterns shape our interactions with others and the value of getting out of our personality patterns and returning to simply being present in the moment.

    The 5 Personality Patterns
    https://the5personalitypatterns.com/

    A shout out to my colleague Abby Kreitler Hand, an epigenetics coach who does Preconception health coaching which focuses on optimizing the health of both parents, before becoming pregnant. This may involve improving sleep, correcting nutrient deficiencies, balancing body systems, managing stress, increasing fitness level, reducing inflammation, and even
    removing exposure to chemicals, medications and other substances that may impede health and fertility. Check out her work at handwellness.com


    We will close out today’s show with one of my favorite singer/songwriters
    Stuart Davis and his song “Nothing in Between”.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdRqCc3LfDI

    • 54 min
    Becoming Safely Embodied with Deirdre Fay

    Becoming Safely Embodied with Deirdre Fay

    Welcome to “The Emergent Human where we explore Optimizing Health, Embodied Spirituality and Post Conventional Living.

    Ostrolenk speaks to Deirdre Fay who is the author of “ Becoming Safely Embodied: A Guide to Organize Your Mind, Body, and Heart to Feel Secure in the World” And “Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery: Simple, Safe, and Effective Practices for Therapy. “They discuss the importance of being embodied, some of the cultural and psychological obstacles to doing so and how to overcome them. Deidre also discusses her story, her training and experiences and what led her into the field. You can learn more about Deirdre’s work below


    www.Dfay.com

    www.dfay.com/safeguide (free safe guide access)

    "Becoming Safely Embodied: A Guide to Organize Your Mind, Body and Heart to Feel Secure in the World"

    https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Safely-Embodied-Organize-Secure/dp/B095QWH1S6/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Deirdre+Fay&qid=1651761278&s=audible&sr=1-1 (Amazon book link)

    "Attachment-Based Yoga & Meditation for Trauma Recovery: Simple, Safe, and Effective Practices for Therapy"

    https://www.amazon.com/Attachment-Based-Yoga-Meditation-Trauma-Recovery/dp/0393709906/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Deirdre+Fay&qid=1651761278&s=audible&sr=1-2-catcorr (amazon book link)

    Today’s show is brought to you by Somatic Psychotherapy Today. https://somaticpsychotherapytoday.com/

    We will close out today’s show with one of my favorite singer/song writer Stuart Davis and his song “Nothing in Between”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdRqCc3LfDI

    • 40 min
    Embodying Emotions with Raja Selvam PhD

    Embodying Emotions with Raja Selvam PhD

    Welcome to “The Emergent Human where we explore Optimizing Health, Embodied Spirituality and Post Conventional Living.

    Ostrolenk speaks to Raja Selvam Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist who developed Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP). He’s the author of “The Practice of Embodying Emotions: A Guide for Improving Cognitive, Emotional, and Behavioral Outcomes

    Raja speaks of his early traumas and their effects on him and how his subsequent path through multiple Western and Eastern healing modalities (mainstream approaches of Intersubjective Psychoanalysis and Jungian psychology, somatic psychologies of Bioenergetic Analysis, Bodynamic Analysis, and Somatic Experiencing, bodywork/energy work systems of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Polarity Therapy, affective neuroscience, Yoga, and the spiritual approach of Advaita Vedanta) led him to develop his science-backed and body-based approach of Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP) and its core clinical strategy of the practice of embodying emotions to shorten treatment times and improve cognitive, emotional, behavioral, physical, energetic, relational, and spiritual outcomes in all therapy modalities and in daily life

    To learn more about his work, visit his website, read his book, and join his online professional training program:
    - (Google books) https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Practice_of_Embodying_Emotions/ZhLhDwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=The+Practice+of+Embodying+Emotions&printsec=frontcover
    - (Amazon link)
    https://www.amazon.com/Practice-Embodying-Emotions-Improving-Behavioral/dp/1623174775/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+practice+of+embodying+emotions&qid=1652502794&sprefix=the+practice+of+embodying+%2Caps%2C110&sr=8-1
    (available trainings/ application)
    - https://integralsomaticpsychology.com/
    - https://integralsomaticpsychology.com/what-is-integral-somatic-psychology/


    Today’s show is brought to you by Somatic Psychotherapy Today. https://somaticpsychotherapytoday.com/


    We will close out today’s show with one of my favorite singer/song writers Stuart Davis and his song “Nothing in Between”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdRqCc3LfDI

    • 40 min
    The Human Biofield with Dr Beverly Rubik

    The Human Biofield with Dr Beverly Rubik

    Welcome to “The Emergent Human" where we explore Optimizing Health, Embodied Spirituality and Post Conventional Living.

    Ostrolenk and co-host Sardot speak with biophysicist Dr Beverly Rubik about her work in studying and researching the human biofield. Dr Rubik talks about her research into the effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) on the cells, the human biofield and therefore the totality of the human biological systems.

    She also talks about her novel research into devices claiming to offer some degree of protection against EMFs. Part of Beverly’s work, which she discusses, was as a Member, Program Advisory Board, Office of Alternative Medicine at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), 1992-94 where she worked to make official the concept of the biofield. Dr. Rubik also discusses biophotons, live blood cell analysis and various spiritual practices that strengthen the human biofield.

    You can learn more about her work;: www.frontiersciences.org www.brubik.com

    Today’s show is brought to you by Cosper Scafidi, an amazing body worker in the Northern Virginia area who has integrated different somatic practices into his work. To learn more about his work, visit his website: www.cosperscafidi.com/.

    • 40 min
    Jenny Wade Ph.D. on Structures of Mind, Transcendent Sex and Pre-Natal Consciousness

    Jenny Wade Ph.D. on Structures of Mind, Transcendent Sex and Pre-Natal Consciousness

    Welcome to “The Emergent Human where we explore Optimizing Health, Embodied Spirituality and Post Conventional Living.

    Ostrolenk speaks with Jenny Wade Ph.D, a professor with the Integral and Transpersonal Psychology doctoral program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, developmental psychologist, and researcher.

    Dr. Wade details how she transitioned from a traditional career in marketing to one where her research of consciousness forms the basis of leadership. Dr. Wade also speaks of her work in altered states during sexual experiences, and how her own experience prompted her work in this field. She’s found that the experience of altered states during sex are much like that of mystical experiences, in that most people have a similar type of experience. Interestingly, the experience is only minimally related to orgasming and for most who have experienced altered states during sex, it has prompted a subsequent spiritual journey. Dr. Wade is now also focusing her work and research on prenatal consciousness and the experience of life between lives.
    To learn more about her work, visit her websites, read her book, and be on the lookout for her upcoming publications:
    · Wade Mindsets (developmental theory): http://wademindsets.org/
    · Transcendent sex: http://www.transcendentsex.org/
    · https://www.millenniumschool.org/
    · https://www.millennium.org/
    · https://hbr.org/2022/05/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-peer-support-groups/
    · Physically Transcendent Awareness - A Comparison of the Phenomenology
    of Consciousness Before Birth and After Death: https://www.newdualism.org/nde-papers/Wade/Wade-Journal%20of%20Near-Death%20Studies_1998-16-249-275.pdf
    · Two Voices from the Womb - Evidence for a Physically Transcendent and a Cellular Source of Fetal Consciousness:https://storage.googleapis.com/stateless-newearthnation-org/university/2018/01/Two-Voices-Wade.pdf

    Another Shout out to Dr Stuart Sovatsky, a scholar of Kundalin Yoga. I am working with Stuart on an online class to be launched soon on his book “Advanced Spiritual Intimacy: The Yoga of Deep Tantric Sensuality."

    Today’s show is brought to you by Cosper Scafidi, an amazing body worker in the Northern Virginia area who has integrated different somatic practices into his work. To learn more about his work, visit his website: www.cosperscafidi.com/.

    • 47 min

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A must listen to podcast

I’ve known Michael for over 10 years now. One the most genuine and incredible people I know. Very in depth podcasts, thought provoking.

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Post-Conventional Lifestyle Design

I stumbled on Michael’s podcast because of our many overlapping interests. Now, when I see that he’s exploring something I’m unfamiliar with, it’s a good bet that I’ll find it interesting as well.

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Great show and great topics!

Michael is a fantastic host and interviewer. I highly recommend you give this show a listen, and discover some new and interesting guests.

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