• GIVE IT AWAY AND IT WILL COME BACK – Alan Watts
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    GIVE IT AWAY AND IT WILL COME BACK – Alan Watts

    That what I want, basically, what I really want, is what you want. And I don’t know what you want. Surprise me But that’s the kinship between I and thou. So when I ask, I go right down to the question, which we started with: What do I want? The answer is “I don’t know.” When Bodhidharma was asked, “Who are you?” which is another form of the same question, he said “I don’t know.” Planting flowers to which the butterflies come, Bodhidharma says, “I know not.” I don’t know what I want. And when you don’t know what you want, you reach the state of desirelessness. When you ‘really’…

  • How great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek
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    How great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek

    How do you explain when things don’t go as we assume? Or better, how do you explain when others are able to achieve things that seem to defy all of the assumptions? For example: Why is Apple so innovative? Year after year, after year, they’re more innovative than all their competition. And yet, they’re just a computer company. They’re just like everyone else. They have the same access to the same talent, the same agencies, the same consultants, the same media. Then why is it that they seem to have something different? Why is it that Martin Luther King led the Civil Rights Movement? He wasn’t the only man who…

  • Deborah Bowman, Transpersonal Counseling at Naropa University
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    Deborah Bowman, Transpersonal Counseling at Naropa University

    If you have looked at our materials, if you are considering our program, I strongly encourage you to come and check us out because we offer something that is unique and powerful and we offer a sustainable degree, which means with the built in confidence and calmness and wisdom and joy, you could do this for the rest of your lives and have a great powerful career working to be a benefit to others.

  • What is Exposure Therapy? PTSD, Anxiety, OCD and more… Mental Health Help with Kati Morton
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    What is Exposure Therapy? PTSD, Anxiety, OCD and more… Mental Health Help with Kati Morton

    – Today we’re gonna talk about exposure therapy. What is it? And why do we use it? (upbeat music) So exposure therapy is a CBT technique. CBT meaning cognitive behavioral therapy. But it’s a technique that’s used in CBT to treat PTSD and phobias. Before I even get into what exposure therapy is, I want to let you know how important it is that you see someone who specializes in exposure therapy. Someone who is trained in it, continues to learn about it, and practices it with clients regularly. And this is because it is so important that they know how to properly do it with you, otherwise you can…

  • Does poverty damage children’s brains? Full interview with Amy Wax | VIEWPOINT
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    Does poverty damage children’s brains? Full interview with Amy Wax | VIEWPOINT

    Interviewer: Amy, I’m so glad you’re with us today. You are one of the most incisive minds when it comes to neuroscience. Kind of a sharp machete when it comes to slicing through a lot of the obfuscation and almost mythology that surrounds what neuroscience can tell us or can’t tell us about social problems. But over the last 15 years or so, neuroscience has been applied outside of the lab to a lot of different social questions. Can you just give us an overview of that before we get into the work you’ve done recently? Amy: Well, I think attempts to extrapolate the significance of neuroscience, apply it to…

  • The divided brain — interview with Iain McGilchrist | VIEWPOINT
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    The divided brain — interview with Iain McGilchrist | VIEWPOINT

    Iain: There are an enormous number of aspects of modernist culture, the culture of the last hundred years or so, which simulates schizophrenia. Brent: Well, it’s my pleasure to welcome Dr. Iain McGilchrist, psychiatrist and author of “The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World” here to AEI. Dr. McGilchrist holds multiple fellowships at Oxford University, the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and the Royal Society of Arts. So, welcome, Iain. It’s good to have you. Iain: Thank you very much, Brent. Brent: So, I hear from others that one question authors don’t usually get asked when they come on to a program like…

  • The secret to self control | Jonathan Bricker | TEDxRainier
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    The secret to self control | Jonathan Bricker | TEDxRainier

    Translator: Emanuele Rossi Reviewer: TED Translators admin Let me tell you about my mom. My mom was 42 years old when I was born, and she started exercising for the first time in her life. She started by running around the block, and then she started doing 5K races, and then she started doing 10K races. And after that, she ran a marathon, and after that, my mom did a triathlon. By the time she was 57 years old, my mom was trekking uphill to the base camp of Mt. Everest. (Laughter) And let me tell you about my dad. (Laughter) When I was a kid, my dad used to…

  • Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University
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    Transpersonal Counseling Psychology at Naropa University

    Tanspersonal psychology is uh actually connecting and integrating the spirit and psychology — traditional psychology. Uh most traditional psychology leaves out the spirit and so tanspersonal psychology brings it in. So it includes a lot of different altered states of consciousness as part of the medium of the material. It includes consciousness itself as part of the material. Traditional educational systems tend exclude those other things and at Naropa we tend to bring all those in and try to have a more holistic balance so that the mind and the emotion and the experience, the body, and the sole — the overall purpose and meaning of life are also equally…

  • The Pros & Cons of Being a Therapist || mental health w Kati Morton | Kati Morton
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    The Pros & Cons of Being a Therapist || mental health w Kati Morton | Kati Morton

    Hey, everybody happy Thursday, and I’m wearing my Vidcon t-shirt cuz I’m a cool kid Kind of not really more like a dork but proud of it so today I’m going to talk about something that was asked a long time ago, and I have been putting it off I’m not gonna lie because I want to think about it and so I had to think and the question is Kati, could you talk about the pros and cons of being a therapist? And the reason I want to talk about and the reason I was like this is a good question and I should talk about it is because…

  • Biblical Series I: Introduction to the Idea of God
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    Biblical Series I: Introduction to the Idea of God

    [CLASSICAL MUSIC] [APPLAUSE AND CHEERS] Well, thank you all very much for coming to this. It’s really shocking to me that you don’t have anything better to do on a Tuesday night. [AUDIENCE LAUGHTER] No, but seriously, though, it is. I mean, it’s very strange in some sense that there’s so many of you here to listen to a sequence of lectures on the psychological significance of the Biblical stories. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but it still does surprise me that there’s a ready audience for it. So that’s good, so we’ll see how it goes. I’ll start with this because this is the…