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Tune in for one hour of consciousness raising talk. Your Conscious Consultant, Sam Liebowitz, will discuss all types of topics to help you raise your awareness. Sam takes a holistic look at life that includes your career, business, relationships, spiritual development, healing, and sustainable living. Most of all, this is all about how to walk through life with the greatest ease and joy. Listen live every Thursday at 12 Noon EST at www.TalkRadio.nyc

The Conscious Consultant Hour Sam Liebowitz

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Tune in for one hour of consciousness raising talk. Your Conscious Consultant, Sam Liebowitz, will discuss all types of topics to help you raise your awareness. Sam takes a holistic look at life that includes your career, business, relationships, spiritual development, healing, and sustainable living. Most of all, this is all about how to walk through life with the greatest ease and joy. Listen live every Thursday at 12 Noon EST at www.TalkRadio.nyc

    Neuroscience, AI & Consciousness

    Neuroscience, AI & Consciousness

    This week, on The Conscious Consultant Hour, Sam welcomes two amazing Scientists and Deep Thinkers, Paul King and Rowshanak Hashemiyoon.
    Paul King hosts a conversation series and podcast on the Clubhouse mobile platform on the topic of Neuroscience, AI, and Consciousness. This conversation series brings together researchers in the fields of neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and also consciousness research to discuss theories of consciousness and how the brain works. He was a researcher for a few years at UC Berkeley's theoretical neuroscience lab and is Quora's top writer on neuroscience where he answers questions about how the brain works.
    Dr. Rowshanak Hashemiyoon is a behavioral neuroscientist and the founder of Access to the Path. As a highly trained scientific researcher, she combines the power of modern science with emotional and spiritual intelligence to generate compelling and innovative strategies that help people and businesses become more purposeful, effective, and prosperous. 
    Her mission is to promote the ethical growth and success of businesses and help individuals elevate to the greatest version of themselves
    This will be an amazing conversation all about what consciousness is, where might it come from, and why is it so important in the development of the universe!
    Tune in for this enlightening conversation at TalkRadio.nyc or watch the Facebook Livestream by Clicking Here.
    Show Notes
    Segment 1Sam opens the show reading a passage from Everyday Awakenings about the difficulties we face when we receive criticism from others, especially when we are instead expecting to hear words of encouragement or validation. If we learn to self-validate our efforts, the sting of criticism won’t hurt as much. What kind of recognition can you give yourself? Go out and seek those who will compliment you rather than criticize. Stop seeking validation from those who can’t or won’t give it. If we avoid these people we can avoid the path that leads towards discouragement. Everyday Awakenings can be purchased at everydayawakenings.com or Sam introduces this week’s guests, Dr. Paul King and Dr. Rowshanak Hashemiyoon. Dr. King and Dr. Hashemiyoon both discuss how they became interested in neuroscience and neuro consciousness at a young age. Both recall early computer programs such as ELIZA that tricked users into thinking they were communicating with humans, when in fact they were communicating with the program. Dr. Hashemiyoon became fascinated by two concepts: 1. Your brain processes everything that we perceive as reality; 2. There’s a black box that occurs between the brain and the mind. After the break Sam will ask both guests questions pertaining to the relationship between intelligence and consciousness. 
    Segment 2After the break Sam asks if the brain and the mind are the same. Dr. King confirms they are not, which brings us to the topic of consciousness. Sam asks Dr. Hashemiyoon what is the accepted definition of consciousness and does the definition cover it. Dr. Hashemiyoon answers that we have not agreed on a true definition of consciousness - some people consider it to be the mind, others consider it to be the soul. Others think it is the “pure self.” We may understand it better by knowing the two different types of consciousness -phenomenological consciousness (who we are) and intentional consciousness(being aware). Dr. King adds that consciousness is defined in neuroscience as the difference between being awake and being asleep. The emerging science shows there are varying gradations of consciousness, and that humans have a higher level compared with other living beings. Recognition of consciousness seems to be a key indicator of possession of it, with an example in the animal kingdom being the octopus. Dr. King disagrees saying there are differing accepted definitions at the moment, which makes one true definition difficult. Sam asks what is the relationship between intelligence and consciousness.

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    The Underlying Stress Of Life

    The Underlying Stress Of Life

    This week, on The Conscious Consultant Hour, it’s just Sam and you for the show!
    This week, Sam will be shining the light on the underlying stress we all feel these days. He will talk about how to recognize that you’re stressed, even if you don’t think you feel stressed, and what we can all do to cope with it, manage it, and feel some relief.
    This is a timely show that is not to be missed! Join the conversation, ask your own questions, and relate your own stories of stress by sharing on our Facebook page!
    Tune in for this enlightening conversation at TalkRadio.nyc or watch the Facebook Livestream by Clicking Here.
    Segment 1
    Sam is hosting solo this week.  Sam announces that previous episodes of The Conscious Consultant Hour are now available on ConsciousGood.tv.  Sam reads a section from his book, Everyday Awakening called “How to Get to Where You’re Going.”  This section focuses on the benefits of “slowing down in order to speed up.” People can be more productive and creative, and less prone to mistakes, when they take more time for themselves.  For example, by driving on a country road instead of rushing down the highway, you have a greater chance of missing an accident.  Abby from Facebook Live recounts that just last night, a waitress served her pepperjack cheese even though she made clear to the waitress that she’s allergic to peppers. More information about Everyday Awakening can be found at EverydayAwakeningBook.com and TheConsciousConsultant.com/Everyday-Awakening.  When you purchase the book through the website, you receive access to many links including extra reading, meditation, discounts and more.   For further reading, Sam recommends the book The Diamond Cutter.  Sam announces the topic of today’s show is The Underlying Stress of Life - how it appears in our lives and what we can do to alleviate it.

    Segment 2
    The Underlying Stress of Life is something Sam has become more keenly aware of recently.  Why is there this constant, pervasive stress in the background?  And why is everyone feeling this?  The main reason these days of course is the pandemic.  The things that made us connected, such as travel, were taken away from us.  We’re much more aware of the world in general than we were long ago.  We learn new things about the pandemic every day and have been constantly fearing for our safety. Collectively we have not had an unconscious, life-or-death fear like this since the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic. It impacts us all collectively, which is why it’s a pandemic and not an epidemic.  This unconscious fear of “what happens if I get sick?” impacts us in many ways.  People are more easily irritated, more likely to get angry, more likely to fight with somebody.  Our emotions have harder edges these days.  We’re also more tired than we used to be - everything takes more effort, more energy, more stamina.  We’re not able to be as present as we used to.  What can we do about all of this?  How can we be more aware of this underlying stress so that we can show up for ourselves and be more present?

    Segment 3
    Sam comes back to discuss the ways that work now stresses us out in ways that weren’t present pre-pandemic.  Sam’s wife, who is a therapist, never seemed to get too stressed out from work when she was seeing patients in person, however since working remotely she finds herself much more tired and stressed at the end of a day of Zoom calls.  It takes a lot more energy to do all of your work from screens than doing things in person.  She decided to take the entire summer off - previously she had never taken off more than two weeks - which drove home for Sam how many other people must be feeling this level of underlying stress.   Sam says he himself was much more exhausted than normal after a few weeks of commitments during the summer, and that it took two weeks of slowing things down and prioritizing self care to feel better.  So, what can we do about it?  Sam

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    Following Hawks

    Following Hawks

    This week, on The Conscious Consultant Hour, Sam welcomes Earth Tender and Portal Keeper, Amy Dempster.
    Amy helps in understanding the healing power of the earth. What began as openly sharing her spiritual journey on her popular blog Following Hawks, has become a resource for others wanting to learn how to communicate with nature and share their own unique healing gifts with the earth.
    Together with the Spirits of the Land in the mountains of northwest Montana, she tends seven portals on the land where she lives, along with any grid keeping work she is assigned. She also leads the Earth Tenders Academy, an immersive online journey to help others reestablish their connection with their ancient ancestors, learn to communicate with the seen and unseen forces in their environment and respectfully offer their healing energy to places in need.
    Amy is also the host of the podcast The Earth Keepers.
    Tune in for this enlightening conversation at TalkRadio.nyc or watch the Facebook Livestream by Clicking Here.
    Segment 1
    Sam starts off the show giving his condolences to the people who got caught up in the recent storms and continues with a reading from his book that talks about the paradoxical thinking of slowing down in life to achieve something quicker and be more present in life. After he talks about his book and where to get it, he introduces the special guest, Amy Dempster, and asks Amy when she first got her spiritual awareness from. Amy explained that it only started developing as an adult where she discovered that the trees were talking to her and her path evolved from there.
    Segment 2
    Sam begins the second segment by asking Amy what got her started on her spiritual awakening. Amy recounts that she started encountering hawks, increasing in quantity and frequency as she went on. She investigated why the hawks were following her and, while she never found a concrete reason, she believes that the hawks were there to get her into spiritual learning. Her research almost led her to want to be more in tune with nature. She also received messages from the universe that gave her signs that made her think that nature was calling out to her, such as Amy finding a bag to pick up litter with on the street after she forgot hers at home. Then, Sam asks Amy when she started telling her story online. She explains that, initially, she was afraid to talk about it with others so she began with an anonymous tumblr account before finding her courage to start her blog a year later.
    Segment 3
    In this segment, Sam and Amy delve deep into what an Earth Tender and Portal Keeper is and what her training is like. Amy defines that a portal is where two energy lines intersect and create a vortex of energy. Depending on the frequencies they are tuned to, different energies can come and go through the portal. Next, Amy defines that Earth Tenders are a general term which describes those who care about the Earth and want to reconnect with the Earth.
    Segment 4
    Sam opens the segment with an anecdotal experience he had during a meditation session that had him seeing a vision of the oceans being choked with the garbage we threw in. He then asks Amy why it is important for people to connect with the Earth. Amy explains that connecting is integral to our health so that we coexist with Mother Nature instead of pushing her away. Due to the pandemic and everybody feeling burnt out, Amy believes that more people have been searching for a way to help with our exhaustion, and thus discovering how to connect and communicate with the environment around us. This leads into Sam closing out the episode by asking Amy to give advice on how we could deal with the chaotic weather around us like the storms, wildfires, and record-breaking heat that happens every summer. Amy advises people to communicate, connect, and send love to the weather. Embracing and sending love to the weather tells it that you welcome the natural weather patterns to return.


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    How To Stay Centered & Grounded In Your Power

    How To Stay Centered & Grounded In Your Power

    Nomi Bachar, is a trained psychotherapist and holistic spiritual counselor. She is a self-healing, self-actualization expert and coach. She is the director of White Cedar Institute for Expanded Living LLC and the creator of Gates of Power(R) Method.
    The Method is experiential, creative, and spiritual, it assists participants in reaching holistic integration, empowerment, and fulfillment. Ms. Bachar has been working with individuals, couples, and groups for the last 29 years, as well as lecturing and facilitating workshops.
    Alongside her counseling and training, Ms. Bachar has an extensive background as a multidisciplinary performing artist. Her artistic background includes acting, dance, choreography, producing and writing.
    Nomi has dedicated herself to empowering people through the Gates of Power(R) Method. Her mission and passion are the exploration and expansion of human potential and the ways it can be achieved through transformation, creativity and leading a life of contribution.
    Sam and Nomi will discuss how to stay centered and grounded in your power during challenging times.
    Tune in for this enlightening conversation at TalkRadio.nyc or watch the Facebook Livestream by Clicking Here.
    Segment 1
    The segment starts off with Sam reading an excerpt from his book, Everyday Awakening, to talk about how learning even while we’re down and in the dark is a valuable skill in life. After, he discusses the importance of admitting that you’re uncomfortable and being present with others. After he finishes talking about his book, Sam introduces the guest of the hour, Nomi Bachar, a returning guest of the show. Sam asks Nomi how she started with her empowerment and Gates of Power(R) Method and she responds that it was her therapist who insisted that she should also become a therapist. They finish the section by talking about why she created the method; Nomi noticed that most practices didn’t include the person as a whole, body, mind and spirit, when working on them and she wanted to change that.
    Segment 2
    Following the first segment, Sam and Nomi return to talk about the Power(R) Method. Sam asks Nomi why “gates” are called gates in the first place. Nomi introduces the 7 gates and explains that they are the pathways the human body goes through, hence why they are called gates. Then she goes on to describe the two elements of the soul: emotional and defensive. She expounds that people need to learn how to differentiate between the two using their “expanded” self, a state of mind where you’re more observant. They finish the segment with an example of a depressed client who was able to find more compassion for herself by stepping into her expanded self.
    Segment 3
    After the break, Sam and Nomi get to talk about how the Gates of Power Method can help people feel more grounded in this uncertain time. Nomi explains that when people get stressed, they become defensive, disconnecting them from their emotional side, and because of being disconnected like this, people compensate and live with a compensating mindset. In order to be grounded, Nomi clarifies, you must stay connected to your feelings and spiritual nature. Take time for yourself everyday to get in touch with your feelings and relax your defensive side. In the final part of this segment, they discuss how meditation is key in helping stay grounded, but many people don’t consider it. Like how working out requires you to work out every part of your body, you must take your mental health and spiritual health into consideration when trying to stay grounded.
    Segment 4
    In this finale, Sam and Nomi discuss loss and how you could deal with it using Nomi’s method. She talks about life being full of loss and rebirth. If you experience a loss, it will be devastating and you must allow yourself to feel these feelings. But you must also look at it in a wider view, gently coaching yourself. Nomi’s method is only a tool for you to treat yourself and helps you to be self-relian

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    The Music Between Us : Memoir of a Bedside Musician

    The Music Between Us : Memoir of a Bedside Musician

    This week, on The Conscious Consultant Hour, Sam welcomes Musician and Author, Steve Litwer.
    Steve Litwer was raised by a single, mentally ill mother who suffered with both schizophrenia and bi-polar. The effect of this upbringing was something that thwarted his social interactions and relationships throughout his life. These were often contaminated by a legacy of fear, agitation, confusion, and feelings of inadequacy.
    As a young man, Steve wanted to be a musician. Largely self-taught on the guitar, he lacked the talent to play professionally, so he chose another career path until he retired, working in TV and radio stations in Kansas City, Memphis and Charlotte.
    In his retirement, as a volunteer, Steve began playing music for hospice patients. As their bedside musician, his private performances and companionship to those nearing the end of their lives began to unlock long-buried memories of his own past.
    The result? Surprising lessons and new insights about the events of his life and finding the path to emotional health and forgiveness for himself and his mother.
    The Music Between Us is a memoir about reckoning with a painful childhood, spiritual awakening, and discovering some of life’s most important lessons in an unexpected way. Incorporating moving and sometimes funny true stories of people in hospice, this book explores the mysterious ways that Steve has come to understand and reclaim his life through the power of music and the unexpected gift of the healing he received from those who cannot heal.
    Tune in for this enlightening conversation at TalkRadio.nyc or watch the Facebook Livestream by Clicking Here.



    Segment 1
    Starting off today’s episode, Sam reads a section from his book Everyday Awakening. In this section, Sam talks about the dance we all learn to do in our lives: the dance between fluidity and integrity. He gives an example that, when you’re doing transformational work with people and there’s some kind of agenda like needing to go to lunch at a certain time, there may be a situation in which someone is having a breakthrough moment and you, as the leader of the group in charge of the agenda, may have to alter it slightly in that moment. Yes, it is important to keep one’s word, however, in certain situations like the one described above, other things take precedence, Sam describes. Before going to break, Sam introduces his guest for the week Steve Litwer. 

    Segment 2
    After the break, Sam asks what encouraged Steve to volunteer at a hospice as a musician. Steve explains that when he was an advertising executive, he came back from a business trip and his wife informed him a friend’s husband was in hospice following a heart attack. She asked Steve if he could get his acoustic guitar and play for the husband at hospice. He agreed, and he says he never forgot that experience. About ten years later, a couple of years into retirement, he got an email with listings of volunteer opportunities, and one of the opportunities was from a hospital looking for someone to spend time with people in hospice. Thus, he got into playing music in hospice regularly. This prompts Sam to ask, what was it about working at a hospice that drew him rather than repelled him. Steve answers this question by describing how he learned to find a balance between the nonattachment necessary to do his work and also the deep sense of empathy required. 

    Segment 3
    After the break, Sam asks Steve about how he came up with the title for his memoir The Music Between Us. Launching into an explanation, Steve gives his answer before also delving into the process behind creating this memoir. After this conversation, Sam asks Steve which story from hospice had the most impact on Steve. Steve talks about how he did research before going in to perform music for his clients, purposely picking songs that were from the genre that his clients listened to back when they were in their teens and twenties. For a specific client, based on his research,

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    Transforming with Transpersonal Psychoanalytical Psychology

    Transforming with Transpersonal Psychoanalytical Psychology

    This week, on The Conscious Consultant Hour, Sam welcomes Psychoanalyst, Spiritual Director, Naturopathic Doctor, Aromatherapist, and Fellow TalkRadio.NYC host, Dr. Georgeann Dau.
    Dr. Dau specializes in Transpersonal Psychoanalytical Depth Psychology, Spiritual Direction, and Holistic Health for all stages and phases of life's journey.
    "I journey with my patients towards finding solutions to a wide range of life's challenges, long standing patterns of behavior, and relationship issues" she says.
    Dr. Dau has over 20 years experience in individual, couples and family treatment modalities. Blending conventional and alternative approaches, Dr. Dau draws on a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful to the individual needs of each patient.

    Tune in for this transformational discussion at TalkRadio.nyc or watch the Facebook Livestream by clicking here.
    Show NotesSegment 1
    Starting off the Conscious Consultant hour, Sam explores a section of his book Everyday Awakening. In this section, Sam talks about how, essentially, life gives us lessons but it is up to us to learn from them. If we learn from these lessons, the reward is a more joyful, more actualized life, he says. He elaborates that this section of the book was inspired by a conversation with his friend about the concept of free will. What he determined after the conversation is that life presents us with challenges and opportunities all the time, and it is up to us, he believes, to choose to be aware of them. Sam advises that we should focus not on what other people need to learn, but instead, focus more on what we need to learn, and notice when we start judging others. After this discussion, Sam introduces his guest Dr. Georgeann Dau, Psychoanalyst, Spiritual Director, Naturopathic Doctor, Aromatherapist, and fellow TalkRadio.NYC host. They get into a brief summary of Dr. Dau’s journey to where she is today.
    Segment 2
    After the break, Sam asks Dr. Dau what the difference is between psychoanalysis and Transpersonal Psychoanalytical Depth Psychology. Dr. Dau explains why she labels it this way, describing what transpersonal and psychoanalytical both mean. Taking a quick turn, Dr. Dau talks about how, more important than your training is who you mentor with. As they continue the conversation, Dr. Dau and Sam begin discussing how we go through life largely unconsciously, Sam summarizes it this way: there are all these programs running around in our brain and some we are aware of and some we aren’t. Psychoanalysis means sitting down and understanding what programs we use for our everyday life and figuring out what doesn’t serve us anymore. Lastly, before going to a break, Sam asks Dr. Dau: What's the difference between psychoanalysis and a psychotherapist? Dr. Dau answers that she doesn’t give solutions like how a therapist does. Instead, she describes, she helps her clients open up on a deeper level to be able to recognize over time the patterns that they have.
    Segment 3
    Returning to the show from the break, Dr. Dau talks about how she uses aromatherapy in her practice and how she got into aromatherapy in her twenties. As she describes, most of her training comes from Europe. She uses aromas in adjunct to her treatments, she says. She also brings up how important food can be in the healing process. This prompts Sam to ponder how, in the West, we think of medicine as something we create, something that isn't natural. Returning to food, they talk about how nutrition is important to mental and spiritual health. Dr. Dau puts it best: we live in the body and the body affects us on every level, spiritually and mentally. Shifting to a new topic, she talks about the kind of clients she helps; she helps people with midlife changes, difficulties in relationships, addictions and just people undergoing challenges in general. Before they wrap up this segment, Sam asks how the pandemic has affected her clients. Dr. Dau says she has been able to

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