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Podcast therapy

Podcast therapy

Is therapy by podcast helpful and effective? Are there risks involved in popping on your earphones, putting your feet up, laying back on the couch, closing your eyes, and listening to a therapist, psychologist, or passionate podcast host speaking – seemingly – just to you?  What happens when the podcast is over and the person you’ve been listening to is not there to gauge your responses, ask you how you feel, and answer your questions?

This week I was invited onto a podcast panel to discuss Therapy in Podcasting

This week I was invited onto a podcast panel to discuss Therapy in Podcasting

You might ask the same question about watching popular psychology television shows, reading self-help books, watching emotive movies, and attending large scale workshops and presentations. But is podcasting (and perhaps music) – where the use of earphones creates a different level of intimacy with the voice – more effective, more healing, more helpful, or potentially more dangerous?

This week I was invited onto a podcast panel to discuss Therapy in Podcasting. Andrew Johnstone, of Podcast Squared, asked the questions and joined in the discussion with Paul R. Gilmartin of The Mental Illness Happy Hour and me.

You can listen here: Episode 121 Therapy in Podcasting Panel

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Episode 130 The Dream Show: Challenges and traps

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Challenges and traps

Juana is my guest with a dream about playing a game, a series of challenges in which it’s important not to fall into dangerous traps. She is congratulated for each success, but sometimes it turns out that the game is not what it appears to be, and she is being lured into bigger traps. As with any good game, there is an evil, insane character, a helpful guide, and plenty of clues to follow. There are rescues to be made, but are they traps too? And then, just when you think the game is won … but I am not going to spoil the tale!

The Dream Show, a free monthly podcast with Jane Teresa AndersonWhenever we have a guest on The Dream Show, I know nothing about the dream until we begin the recording, so you hear the dream as freshly as I hear it, and you get to listen in to the whole process of working through a dream and applying dream alchemy. As often happens, people have a specific dream in mind when they volunteer to be a guest on the show and then, the night before the recording, they have a big dream which feels like the right one to bring to the show. This was Juana’s experience too. Listen.

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How to change the world through your dreams

How to change the world through your dreams

When you’re dreaming, you think the dream is for real, don’t you? When you wake up, you’re surprised to find that your dream didn’t happen. When you’re awake, you know that you also experience a dream reality, but when you’re asleep, you don’t know that you also experience a waking reality. The dream is it, your total reality, while you’re in it.

Might you one day wake up from waking life and discover it too was a kind of dream?

Might you one day wake up from waking life and discover it too was a kind of dream?

Does this thought ever make you question your waking reality? It should. How real is waking life if dreaming life, while you’re in it, also seems real?

Might you one day wake up from waking life and discover it too was a kind of dream?

Your experience of waking life is a result of how you see it: both how you choose to see life, and how your personal unconscious mind sees it. We all look at life from our own personal perspectives. We all experience the same world from different angles. We all process and interpret the world we live in according to our beliefs, attitudes, and previous experiences.

So how real is the waking world you experience? Is it a kind of dream? You decide. It’s definitely a kind of illusion, isn’t it? It’s your illusion, and you can change it at any point by changing the way you see it.

Dream interpretation helps you to understand and see through your illusions.

Dream interpretation helps you to understand and see through your illusions.

Dream interpretation helps you to understand and see through your own illusions. In this way, dream interpretation helps you to change your waking world. The tip here is that the best way to change the world is to start with your dreams. As you get to understand yourself deeply, you start to see how the world can become a better place, and how you can play your part in its transformation. Begin with learning how to interpret your dreams.

[Extract from 101 Dream Interpretation Tips, Jane Teresa Anderson]

(The images I’ve chosen for this blog are from the movie Waking Life (2001), directed by Richard Linklater, a must-see if you haven’t already.)

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