This is a podcast about personal transformation as it relates to mental, physical and spiritual well-being. Our conversations are inspired by the work of Virginia Satir, the famous family therapist. We hope to explore and expand on her work by sharing it with a broad audience.
The Self-Connection Podcast: S1 E 26 With John Banmen: Cosmic Wholeness: Journey beyond time and ego
John and I explore the word ‘wholeness’ as it relates to Virginia Satir’s work and David Bohm’s, a physicist and philosopher. We discuss the role of connecting to ‘cosmics wholeness’ as part of evolving consciousness. I found our discussion to be a warm playful exploration of wholeness, consciousness, and time. I appreciate John’s willingness, humility and generosity to share a space across generations and to explore this topic together.
John and I make reference to the excellent documentary: Infinite Potential; The Life and Ideas of David Bohm. You can find it here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/XDpurdHKpb8
Tim introduces the topic of exploration and the intention for the dialogue to be like a meditation; an opportunity to experience the topics we will be discussing.
The Self-Connection Podcast: S1 E 21 With Leona Gallant Living with No Resistance and Openness
This was one of my favourite interviews to date. I did not need to edit out one second of the body of this conversation and it speaks to the flow that Leona embodies and how easy it was for me to connect with her and have a wonderful conversation. There is an incredible living wisdom within Leona that I appreciated and learned from in this hour long interview. I hope you enjoy listening to her as much as I did.
The Self-Connection Podcast: S1 E 24 With Laura Dodson and Russell Haber : Virginia Satir's Family Camp
Laura Dodson and Russell Habor were both facilitators of Virginia Satir’s family camp, which was called Virginia’s great experiment. It was a chance to create a community among families to learn about congruent communication and genuine connection. Both Laura and Russell share about their experiences, lessons learned and passions for camp in this interview.
The Self-Connection Podcast: S1 E 23 Laura Dodson The Process of Transformational Change
Laura shares her workintegrating the transformational change of both Virginia Satir’s and Carl Jung’s models. This chart enabled her to look at larger systems of cultural transformation as well as individual and family transformations. Laura lives with a deep connection to her Self and the larger life force. In listening to her, I experience her wisdom and felt directed to connect to my own wisdom. I felt inspired to trust my unconscious and life more continuing to seek, explore and grow.
The Self-Connection Podcast: S1 E 22 With Howard Kahn Communicative Intiamcy
Howard and I have a warm dynamic conversation about Virginia where we experience what his perspective of psychotherapy is by reflecting on our awareness of himself, me and each other.
The Self-Connection Podcast: S1 E 21 With Jennifer Nagel : Pregnant with Life
We explore the topic of grace and finding grace in moments of chaos and overwhelm. Jennifer provides insights, wisdom and practices to help bring into our lives the energy of grace, gratitude, stillness and peace. Jennifer discusses the importance of ownership of one’s feelings and responses and how empowering and grounding this can be. Jennifer shares her experience of Virginia Satir’s work and how it brings her such joy and vitality. She shares some advice for how to stay connected to Self during difficult times and we arrive at a beautiful idea that we are all pregnant with life and we ought to protect, nurture and live fully that life within us.