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Change is a given of life, perhaps even the point of it. And now more than ever, it’s everywhere we look. But how well do we understand it? Psychologist Dr. Dodge Rea and guests explore the mysterious, paradoxical nature of change navigated well.

If there is a single element of human experience that is both most feared and most longed for, it is change. And on both sides, our relationship with it tends to be defined more by struggle than any other experience. Does it have to be this way?
I’m Dr. Dodge Rea. I’m an Integrative Clinical Psychologist, practitioner of Medical Qigong, and the co-founder of a prominent holistic health center in Nashville, which is to say, I’ve helped people work with change on physical, psychological, and spiritual levels for more than 25 years. And here’s the thing. After you’ve watched closely this long, you start to realize something: Deep change — every change that really matters — has surprising elements we’re all inclined to overlook.
Welcome to the Change Paradox. This is a podcast devoted to helping all of us unpack the mystery of how change really works.
Whereas innumerable writers and speakers have taught us the values of superior goals and effort, that’s not our focus here. We’re more interested in why willpower alone so often falls short. What are we missing? Why is it that lasting change so often succeeds when it involves the realm of paradox — the “union of opposites”, as Carl Jung put it? And how can we use this wisdom to bring healthy change to our lives?
In illuminating, often personal conversations, we’re going to talk with Change Agents from a broad range of fields as well as laypeople who’ve experienced huge transformation in their own lives. Guests will also bring with them experiential exercises for you to engage with directly, and we’ll have a playful “Afterthoughts” series for subscribers where my producer and lifelong friend, Pete Wright, and I unpack and integrate what we’re learning as we go.
We’re convinced that if we can uncover some deeper principles to the transformation process, we can all get better at it as a planet. Join us!
Subscribe to the show in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere else you get your podcasts. For more, visit trustory.fm/thechangeparadox.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 21 Ratings

Change is a given of life, perhaps even the point of it. And now more than ever, it’s everywhere we look. But how well do we understand it? Psychologist Dr. Dodge Rea and guests explore the mysterious, paradoxical nature of change navigated well.

If there is a single element of human experience that is both most feared and most longed for, it is change. And on both sides, our relationship with it tends to be defined more by struggle than any other experience. Does it have to be this way?
I’m Dr. Dodge Rea. I’m an Integrative Clinical Psychologist, practitioner of Medical Qigong, and the co-founder of a prominent holistic health center in Nashville, which is to say, I’ve helped people work with change on physical, psychological, and spiritual levels for more than 25 years. And here’s the thing. After you’ve watched closely this long, you start to realize something: Deep change — every change that really matters — has surprising elements we’re all inclined to overlook.
Welcome to the Change Paradox. This is a podcast devoted to helping all of us unpack the mystery of how change really works.
Whereas innumerable writers and speakers have taught us the values of superior goals and effort, that’s not our focus here. We’re more interested in why willpower alone so often falls short. What are we missing? Why is it that lasting change so often succeeds when it involves the realm of paradox — the “union of opposites”, as Carl Jung put it? And how can we use this wisdom to bring healthy change to our lives?
In illuminating, often personal conversations, we’re going to talk with Change Agents from a broad range of fields as well as laypeople who’ve experienced huge transformation in their own lives. Guests will also bring with them experiential exercises for you to engage with directly, and we’ll have a playful “Afterthoughts” series for subscribers where my producer and lifelong friend, Pete Wright, and I unpack and integrate what we’re learning as we go.
We’re convinced that if we can uncover some deeper principles to the transformation process, we can all get better at it as a planet. Join us!
Subscribe to the show in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere else you get your podcasts. For more, visit trustory.fm/thechangeparadox.

    Afterthoughts • The Change Paradox

    Afterthoughts • The Change Paradox

    Today’s Afterthoughts gives us the opportunity to reflect not just on season two, but on the whole show, as we prepare for change ahead and mark the end of The Change Paradox.

    • 58 min
    Exercise • Dodge Rea on Dr. Bruce Greyson

    Exercise • Dodge Rea on Dr. Bruce Greyson

    Dodge presents a set of readings from Dr. Greyson's book, "After".

    • 14 min
    Afterthoughts • Bruce Greyson

    Afterthoughts • Bruce Greyson

    Dodge and Pete try to unpack near-death experiences in the wake of his conversation with Dr. Bruce Greyson. It leads to jealousy and a review of ‘Defending Your Life’ staring Albert Brooks, in addition to some key lessons on adapting to change in our own lives without having to pass through near-death ourselves.

    • 27 min
    Dr. Bruce Greyson and the Paradox of the Near-Death Experience

    Dr. Bruce Greyson and the Paradox of the Near-Death Experience

    Bruce Greyson, M.D., is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia and joins us today to share his work studying near death experiences over nearly five decades.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Exercise • William Martin

    Exercise • William Martin

    A journey through the Tao Te Ching with William Martin.

    • 6 min
    Afterthoughts • William Martin

    Afterthoughts • William Martin

    This week, Dodge and Pete are unpacking his conversation with William Martin. They try to have a simple conversation on a simple concept and fail terribly. But that’s the path of the Tao, right?

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
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21 Ratings

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Favorite Podcast (Out of Many)

This podcast lifts my spirit

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A true “good for your soul” podcast

If you’ve ever had a friend who is wise beyond their years, quick to help, slow to anger, always willing to listen with empathy, and consistently motivates you to be a better human, and does all this without a hint of judgement or blame, then you already know this podcast. Pete and Dodge have created a rare and precious podcast that allows you to ponder yourself honestly and unflinchingly, but with love, acceptance, and understanding that is sometimes hard to show yourself on your own. In these turbulent and unsteady times, you owe yourself the privilege of letting the singular Dodge Rea and his brilliant guests give you powerful tools with which to navigate the many challenges of life. You’ll be a happier (and better) person for the journey!

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I absolutely love this podcast! It actually made me tear up! So amazing and thought provoking. Can’t wait for more episodes 🥺

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