Keith Kurlander, MA, LPC

Dr. Will Van Derveer

Spirituality and the Shadow – Keith Kurlander & Dr. Will Van Derveer – HPP 111

The pursuit of spiritual development can take many twists and turns, sometimes showing us where we are growing and sometimes showing us where our shadow continues to operate unabated. In spiritual communities, unexamined unconscious material can get amplified causing significant suffering.

In today’s episode, Will and Keith share what they learned from experiences with gurus and in being members of spiritual communities in the past. They share openly about the ways they saw their own and others’ shadow material emerge in their deep dives in very different spiritual traditions.

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Resmaa Menakem

“The Quaking of America” – Resmaa Menakem – HPP 110

In today’s episode, we are joined by New York Times bestselling author Resmaa Menakem. Resmaa is returning to the podcast to discuss his new book “The Quaking of America”, where he takes a deeper dive into structural racism and its roots in American politics and the political landscape today. We discuss the January 6th insurrection and the path forward during heightened times in such a divided nation.

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Keith Kurlander, MA, LPC

Dr. Will Van Derveer

How to Live With Inspiration – Keith Kurlander & Will Van Derveer – HPP 109

We’re so excited to announce the reboot of the Higher Practice Podcast! Over the past 9 months, we devoted a considerable amount of time to curriculum development and enhancing our programs in the Integrative Psychiatry Institute.

During that time one of the constant conversations we were in is how to stay inspired during the busyness of life. Upon reflection, it takes discipline, purpose, and healthy relationships and habits to remain in a state of inspiration during so much perspiration 🙂

Join us in a deep dialogue about the tools, hacks, and frameworks that lead to living an inspired life everyday.

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Random Rab

The Spiritual Process of Creating Psychedelic Music with Producer Random Rab – HPP 108

Creating art is for music producer Random Rab a spiritual experience, and this is obvious in the art he creates. Rab’s prodigious output of compositions over decades has gained him invitations to play at some of the world’s biggest festivals and venues, and his warmth and connection to his audience is legendary.

In psychedelic assisted psychotherapy, the right music is a key element of the healing. In today’s episode, we’re delighted to have music producer, Random Rab, whose music has been used by therapists in their sessions to help soothe the mind as well as promote healing.

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Kimberly Ann Johnson

Women’s Empowerment, Sexuality and Culture – Kimberly Ann Johnson – HPP 107

Women often face tough challenges and power dynamics navigating our culture. Gender inequalities manifest outwardly but also inwardly for many women, including obstacles around self-expression, personal empowerment, enjoying pleasure and sexuality.

Today, we talk with somatic experiencing practitioner, sexological bodyworker, and author, Kimberly Ann Johnson. Join us as we explore the specific challenges women face in terms of empowerment, pleasure, sexuality, and culture, while living in a patriarchal society.

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Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo

The Filmmakers behind the Gabor Mate Documentary – Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo HPP 105

Documentary film is a potent tool for shifting perceptions about the challenges we face as a society. “The Wisdom of Trauma,” the latest documentary produced by Zaya and Maurizio Benazzo, reached over 4,000,000 viewers in over 200 countries. It depicts the pioneering work of Gabor Mate connecting the role of trauma to the skyrocketing rates of addiction and chronic illness that plagues Western society.

In today’s show, we are very excited to speak with our guests, filmmakers Maurizio and Zaya Benazzo, the artists behind the documentary “Wisdom of Trauma” featuring the work of Gabor Maté and explore what they experienced while making this fantastic film.

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Ken Wilbur

Ken Wilber Discusses Ego Development, Culture and Our Future – HPP 104

In today’s episode, we are incredibly honored to have a famous philosopher and writer, Ken Wilber, on the show. Ken’s work has been monumental in the field of transpersonal psychology and has developed the integral theory.

Today, he shares his insights about the ego structures, states of consciousness, human development and a whole lot more.

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