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Chris Cole hosts the Waking Up Bipolar podcast, focused on the intersection of bipolar disorder and spiritual awakening. He is the author of The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness, inspired by his own journey of spiritual unfolding and mental health challenges. Chris Cole offers life coaching for any number of mental health conditions, specializing in bipolar disorder and spiritual emergence. Chris’s experience with addiction, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, psychosis, and spiritual emergency allows him to relate to a wide range of clients. He utilizes a holistic approach to mental health which views wellness in physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual domains. Learn more about Chris and his work at colecoaching.com.

Waking Up Bipolar with Chris Cole | Bipolar disorder, spiritual awakening, and everything in between‪.‬ Chris Cole | Life coach and author of The Body of Chris

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Chris Cole hosts the Waking Up Bipolar podcast, focused on the intersection of bipolar disorder and spiritual awakening. He is the author of The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness, inspired by his own journey of spiritual unfolding and mental health challenges. Chris Cole offers life coaching for any number of mental health conditions, specializing in bipolar disorder and spiritual emergence. Chris’s experience with addiction, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, psychosis, and spiritual emergency allows him to relate to a wide range of clients. He utilizes a holistic approach to mental health which views wellness in physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual domains. Learn more about Chris and his work at colecoaching.com.

    Marc Azoulay: Group Dynamics, Sociopolitics, and Depth

    Marc Azoulay: Group Dynamics, Sociopolitics, and Depth

    Marc Azoulay is a psychotherapist in private practice in Boulder, CO and the past President of the Four Corners Group Psychotherapy Society. He helps clients that have a harmful relationship to their inherent aggression or who are stuck in the pain of their repetition compulsions. Many of his clients struggle with addiction, anxiety, and self-sabotage. Marc helps people uncover and destroy the unconscious barriers that cripple them by using a blend of Modern Psychoanalytic and Contemplative Psychotherapy. His therapeutic style can best be described as irreverent with surprising moments of profound depth.

    Chris Cole hosts the Waking Up Bipolar podcast, focused on the intersection of bipolar disorder and spiritual awakening. He is the author of The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness, inspired by his own journey of spiritual unfolding and mental health challenges. Chris Cole offers life coaching for any number of mental health conditions, specializing in bipolar disorder and spiritual emergence. Chris’s experience with addiction, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, psychosis, and spiritual emergency allows him to relate to a wide range of clients. He utilizes a holistic approach to mental health which views wellness in physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual domains. Learn more about Chris and his work at colecoaching.com.

    In the podcast notes, please find the link to Marc Azoulay’s links, where you can find more information about collaboration and digestion.

    Alright everybody. If you enjoyed this conversation and want to contribute your OWN thoughts, experiences, and resources, check out our Waking Up Bipolar Facebook group. You can also head to wakingupbipolar.com to join the email list. This has been another episode of the Waking Up Bipolar podcast. For more episodes, visit wakingupbipolar.com. You can also subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or TuneIn, and if you feel so inclined, please rate the podcast or leave a review so other folks may have an easier time finding this. If you want to learn more about me and how I came to care about the intersection of bipolar disorder and spiritual awakening, you can check out my book, The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness, or visit colecoaching.com for life coaching, blog posts, videos, emails, social media, and of course, more episodes. Be well until next time.

    Marc Azoulay’s Links:

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    Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/marcmazoulay

    Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marc.azoulay/

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    • 25 min
    Dave Cowen: Shuffle Synchronicities

    Dave Cowen: Shuffle Synchronicities

    Dave Cowen has written humor for The New Yorker and McSweeney’s. He’s self-published six books, including two that were featured in The New York Times. He also writes a daily Substack called Shuffle Synchronicities about music and memoir. He’s a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. He grew up in snowy, cloudy Rochester, New York but now calls sunny, warm Los Angeles, California home. He identifies as neurodiverse.

    Chris Cole hosts the Waking Up Bipolar podcast, focused on the intersection of bipolar disorder and spiritual awakening. He is the author of The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness, inspired by his own journey of spiritual unfolding and mental health challenges. Chris Cole offers life coaching for any number of mental health conditions, specializing in bipolar disorder and spiritual emergence. Chris’s experience with addiction, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, psychosis, and spiritual emergency allows him to relate to a wide range of clients. He utilizes a holistic approach to mental health which views wellness in physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual domains. Learn more about Chris and his work at colecoaching.com.

    In the podcast notes, please find the link to Dave Cowen’s links, https://linktr.ee/davecowen where you can find more information about collaboration and digestion.

    Alright everybody. If you enjoyed this conversation and want to contribute your OWN thoughts, experiences, and resources, check out our Waking Up Bipolar Facebook group. You can also head to wakingupbipolar.com to join the email list. This has been another episode of the Waking Up Bipolar podcast. For more episodes, visit wakingupbipolar.com. You can also subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or TuneIn, and if you feel so inclined, please rate the podcast or leave a review so other folks may have an easier time finding this. If you want to learn more about me and how I came to care about the intersection of bipolar disorder and spiritual awakening, you can check out my book, The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness, or visit colecoaching.com for life coaching, blog posts, videos, emails, social media, and of course, more episodes. Be well until next time.

    Links: https://linktr.ee/davecowen

    The Waking Up Bipolar podcast in now available on the following platforms:

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    TuneIn | tunein.wakingupbipolar.com

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    • 57 min
    Dr. Daniel Bober: Depression in the Times of Coronavirus

    Dr. Daniel Bober: Depression in the Times of Coronavirus

    Dr. Bober attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Adult/Child/Adolescent Psychiatry training at the Yale University School of Medicine and a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. Dr. Bober served as a mental health policy fellow in the U.S. Senate through the American Psychiatric Association and the Yale University School of Medicine. While working in Congress, he championed the cause of veterans and active duty service members with mental illness. He currently holds a faculty appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale University School of Medicine while overseeing his private practice. He is currently the Chief of the Department of Psychiatry for Memorial Regional Healthcare System.

    Dr. Bober is Board Certified in General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry, by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Additionally, as a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, Dr. Bober is a certified Addiction Medicine physician. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and American Society of Addiction Medicine.

     Chris Cole hosts the Waking Up Bipolar podcast, focused on the intersection of bipolar disorder and spiritual awakening. He is the author of The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness, inspired by his own journey of spiritual unfolding and mental health challenges. Chris Cole offers life coaching for any number of mental health conditions, specializing in bipolar disorder and spiritual emergence. Chris’s experience with addiction, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, psychosis, and spiritual emergency allows him to relate to a wide range of clients. He utilizes a holistic approach to mental health which views wellness in physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual domains. Learn more about Chris and his work at colecoaching.com.

    In the podcast notes, please find the link to the Dr. Daniel Bober’s website, drbober.com, where you can find more information to work with him.

    Alright everybody. If you enjoyed this conversation and want to contribute your OWN thoughts, experiences, and resources, check out our Waking Up Bipolar Facebook group. You can also head to wakingupbipolar.com to join the email list. This has been another episode of the Waking Up Bipolar podcast. For more episodes, visit wakingupbipolar.com. You can also subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or TuneIn, and if you feel so inclined, please rate the podcast or leave a review so other folks may have an easier time finding this. If you want to learn more about me and how I came to care about the intersection of bipolar disorder and spiritual awakening, you can check out my book, The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness, or visit colecoaching.com for life coaching, blog posts, videos, emails, social media, and of course, more episodes. Be well until next time.

    Links: http://drbober.com

    The Waking Up Bipolar podcast in now available on the following platforms:

    Apple Podcasts | apple.wakingupbipolar.com

    Google Play | google.wakingupbipolar.com

    Stitcher | stitcher.wakingupbipolar.com

    TuneIn | tunein.wakingupbipolar.com

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    • 41 min
    Sean Blackwell 2: Bipolar, Spirituality, and Rebooting

    Sean Blackwell 2: Bipolar, Spirituality, and Rebooting

    Chris Cole hosts the Waking Up Bipolar podcast, focused on the intersection of bipolar disorder and spiritual awakening. He is the author of The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness, inspired by his own journey of spiritual unfolding and mental health challenges. Chris Cole offers life coaching for any number of mental health conditions, specializing in bipolar disorder and spiritual emergence. Chris’s experience with addiction, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, psychosis, and spiritual emergency allows him to relate to a wide range of clients. He utilizes a holistic approach to mental health which views wellness in physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual domains. Learn more about Chris and his work at colecoaching.com.

    In the podcast notes, please find the link to the Sean Blackwells’s website, bipolarawakenings.com, where you can find links to schedule, get involved, and support Sean’s retreat work.

    Alright everybody. If you enjoyed this conversation and want to contribute your OWN thoughts, experiences, and resources, check out our Waking Up Bipolar Facebook group. You can also head to wakingupbipolar.com to join the email list. This has been another episode of the Waking Up Bipolar podcast. For more episodes, visit wakingupbipolar.com. You can also subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or TuneIn, and if you feel so inclined, please rate the podcast or leave a review so other folks may have an easier time finding this. If you want to learn more about me and how I came to care about the intersection of bipolar disorder and spiritual awakening, you can check out my book, The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness, or visit colecoaching.com for life coaching, blog posts, videos, emails, social media, and of course, more episodes. Be well until next time.

    Links: http://bipolarawakenings.com

    The Waking Up Bipolar podcast in now available on the following platforms:

    Apple Podcasts | apple.wakingupbipolar.com

    Google Play | google.wakingupbipolar.com

    Stitcher | stitcher.wakingupbipolar.com

    TuneIn | tunein.wakingupbipolar.com

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    • 54 min
    When Depression is Awakening: Attachment, Faith, and God

    When Depression is Awakening: Attachment, Faith, and God

    In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole shares a recovery talk for the Center for Spiritual Living Boulder Valley, a spiritual center of worship based on the teachings of Dr. Ernest Holmes.

    The purpose of the Center of Spiritual Living Boulder Valley is to celebrate divinity, embrace humanity, and create community. Their mission is to provide tools and support to awaken the community to its spiritual magnificence. And the vision is to inspire and uplift every one of us to transform the world.

    The New Thought tradition dates to the 1880s and has its roots in the Transcendentalist Movement of the 1830s. New Thought has a long and respected history, and includes luminaries such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, Phineas Quimby, and Emma Curtis Hopkins. Some of the better-known authors today whose writings parallel such thought are Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra and Eckhart Tolle, as well as many others.

    These teachings incorporate the ancient wisdom of all the spiritual traditions through the ages. People of all spiritual paths – Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Islam, New Age and others – are all welcome in their communities.

    As you’ll hear in this talk, mental health crisis, and depression specifically, provide fertile ground for self-examination and the sort of spiritual inquiry that may deepen our faith and connection with the divine. I am so grateful to the community for inviting me to speak, and I hope you get something out of a dialogue about the transformative potential of times of deep despair.

    Visit the Center for Spiritual Living Boulder Valley’s website: https://cslbouldervalley.org/

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    Chris Cole hosts the Waking Up Bipolar podcast, focused on the intersection of bipolar disorder and spiritual awakening. He is the author of The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness, inspired by his own journey of spiritual unfolding and mental health challenges. Chris Cole offers life coaching for any number of mental health conditions, specializing in bipolar disorder and spiritual emergence. Chris’s experience with addiction, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, psychosis, and spiritual emergency allows him to relate to a wide range of clients. He utilizes a holistic approach to mental health which views wellness in physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual domains. Learn more about Chris and his work at colecoaching.com.

    The Waking Up Bipolar podcast in now available on the following platforms:

    Apple Podcasts | apple.wakingupbipolar.com

    Google Play | google.wakingupbipolar.com

    Stitcher | stitcher.wakingupbipolar.com

    TuneIn | tunein.wakingupbipolar.com

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Internalizing Insanity: Presenting Psychosis as Trauma, Diversity, and Insight

    Internalizing Insanity: Presenting Psychosis as Trauma, Diversity, and Insight

    In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole shares a recovery talk for for the Interfaith Network on Mental Illness, a non-profit in Boulder, Colorado that helps our many spiritual and religious communities have greater access and resources for mental health.

    INMI, the Interfaith Network on Mental Illness, maintains the mission to increase awareness and understanding of mental illness among clergy, staff, lay leaders and members of faith communities and help them more effectively develop and nurture supportive environments for persons dealing with mental illnesses and their families and friends.

    INMI envisions a future in which people freely seek the mental health services they need without fear of embarrassment or stigma. Faith communities are leading a cultural shift that permeates our society with compassion for people with mental illnesses and their families.

    As you’ll hear in this talk, psychosis offers an opportunity for all of us to open our hearts more fully, to feel more deeply, and to know a love big enough for recovery and care. My hope is that more communities throughout the United States of America consider the opportunity for reconciliation of spiritual, humanistic, and trauma-informed mental health reform.

    Visit INMI’s website: http://inmi.us/

    JOIN THE DISCUSSION at https://www.facebook.com/groups/wakingupbipolar

    Chris Cole hosts the Waking Up Bipolar podcast, focused on the intersection of bipolar disorder and spiritual awakening. He is the author of The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness, inspired by his own journey of spiritual unfolding and mental health challenges. Chris Cole offers life coaching for any number of mental health conditions, specializing in bipolar disorder and spiritual emergence. Chris’s experience with addiction, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, psychosis, and spiritual emergency allows him to relate to a wide range of clients. He utilizes a holistic approach to mental health which views wellness in physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual domains. Learn more about Chris and his work at colecoaching.com.

    The Waking Up Bipolar podcast in now available on the following platforms:

    Apple Podcasts | apple.wakingupbipolar.com

    Google Play | google.wakingupbipolar.com

    Stitcher | stitcher.wakingupbipolar.com

    TuneIn | tunein.wakingupbipolar.com

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    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Teresa Lynn Hasan-Kerr ,

This is an amazing podcast

Chris speaks with love about some of life’s ugliest moments. It makes me realize I’m human and there’s more to being human than daily life. It honors my mental states like I do. His show is a loving space for people who have felt they’ve been uncool and mad. Listening also makes me want to love others more, just as they are. Haha :)

Lauren A Barber ,

Wow did not expect this

I recently discovered I have Bipolar Disorder. I felt lost and searched “bipolar” in the search bar and Chris’ podcast showed up. I am blown away at how down to earth and insightful he is. I feel as if Chris is offering his freedom to us through this podcast, and I am deeply grateful for the beauty, effort, and prices of himself he has poured into “Waking Up Bipolar.”

Bunny Cub ,

Fantastic

Cole is a wonder and this podcast is so helpful.

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