Dr Margaret Ross
Psilocybin Psychotherapy and Death – TruthLover #38
In this episode of the podcast, Dr Margaret Ross join us. She is the Chief Principal Investigator for Australia’s first psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy study. A true clinical researcher, Dr Ross combines oversight of this ground-breaking trial with palliative care clinical work in her role as Senior Clinical Psychologist at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne.
Prior to her work in the field of cancer care, Dr Ross’ focus was youth mental health, working as a research psychologist and clinical trial coordinator for The University of Melbourne and Orygen Youth Health.
However, Dr Ross missed direct clinical work and felt drawn to cancer and palliative care. She thought her research days were behind her until she sought alternatives for her patients who were terrified of dying and experiencing existential distress in the face of their diagnosis.
After seeing the compelling results of US-based research into the use of psilocybin assisted therapy for patients with existential distress in the face of terminal cancer, she assumed that a similar treatment would soon become an option within Australia. Yet no-one had been able to get the research approved.
Dr Ross harnessed her expertise in clinical research to develop a research protocol and the research is now underway.
Georgi Y. Johnson
Nondual Passion and The Psychology of Lockdown – TruthLover #37
Joining us on this podcast is Georgi Y. Johnson, she’s a co-founder / consultant on Love and Truth Party, a spiritual teacher, therapist and writer based in Israel. Together with her partner Bart ten Berge, she gives trainings around the world. She also offers therapy / consultation sessions online. Born in the UK, Georgi is author of three books: Nondual Therapy: The Psychology of Awakening; I Am Here: Opening the Windows of Life & Beauty and Stillness of the Wind: a Collection of Nondual Poetry. And recently a fourth book: Nondual Passion: A Quality of Consciousness in Nondual Therapy. Georgi is part of the International School of Spiritual Psychology based in Netherlands, an early participant in the emerging Love & Truth Party, and is often the inspiration behind the I AM HERE movement of awakening in the online community.
Georgi’s Websites: www.perception.inner-growth.org • www.issp.inner-growth.org
Georgi’s New Book: Nondual Passion
Facebook: @perception101 + @georgi.y.johnson • Twitter: @PerceptionIAH + @georginayael • Youtube Channel: Bart Georgi Chashymie
Awakening to the Universal, our Uniqueness and Service – TruthLover #35
Kim Wild is a freelance film and TV professional, an social entrepreneur, reiki healer, and an exceptional stills photographer.
Having over 25 years’ experience as a script supervisor in the international commercial and feature film industry, Kim has had the honour and pleasure of working with some of the industry’s most influential and innovative directors and crews.
With founding her thriving social enterprise, The Lovemore Movement, Kim brings a passionate call to action for individuals and communities to engage life with compassion, love and understanding. Kim has developed a personal grace of presence with a firm approach to all she does. As a mentor, coach and workshop facilitator working in the areas of Divine Masculine and Feminine, Positive Self Awareness and The Power of Love and Self Mastery, Kim is a character governed by a high level of personal integrity & social conscience.
The “capture the soul of the moment” perspective Kim presents with her photography includes awe inspiring wilderness and nature scenes, unique onset portraiture and outdoor events and celebrations. Kim has the ability for shooting people in a way that allows them to see the true beauty and essence of themselves, often a perspective they do not see themselves.
Publication of her eagerly anticipated photographic collection, focussed on life behind the scenes on film sets, is imminent. The book celebrates a plethora of intriguing characters, breath-taking scenery and unbelievable situations international crews find themselves in, whilst working on their craft.
Kim is a compassionate, humble and dedicated leader in her own right and is engaged and committed to delivering positive global change through her work with organisations such as The Lovemore Movement, Extinction Rebellion and the My Life Project. The highest aspiration Kim has, is to help support and encourage mankind towards love, compassion and mutual understanding, with all she does.
Facebook Group: The LoveMore Movement
Fiona Shakeela Burns
Illness as Teacher, Emotions & Healing Through Authenticity – TruthLover #34
Fiona Shakeela Burns is an Integrative natural health consultant who specialises in helping people to recover their health using herbs and energy psychology treatments.
She has twice recovered from stage 4 cancer using natural treatments combined with a small amount of specialised targeted treatment in Germany. As a child she had plasma cell leukaemia and sarcoma and then 31 years later, she had metastasised cervix cancer with a large tumour in the ovaries and some in the brain. She has been cancer-free for 12 years and attributes her current good health to the fact that she has been able to clear the emotional and mental patterns which were underlying her disease.
She also continues to eat organic, nutritious food and prioritise joy in her life!
Fiona delights in helping others to overcome health challenges, having worked in the area of health and healing for the past 36 years.
Incarceration, True Freedom and Creating a Better Brain – TruthLover #33
Kenneth (Kenny) Johnson is the founder and director of This Sacred Space, a non-profit (501c3). He is also the author of book “The Last Hustle” which chronicles his journey as a street hustler, prisoner and finally a spiritual seeker.
This Sacred Space is dedicated to bringing spiritual awareness to all beings who are stuck in the prison of their minds. He provides inner spiritual healing for men and women behind bars and after their release, as well as their families. He also educates men and women that the true prison is in the mind and that through neuro-plasticity the brain is able to rewire itself, and rewrite the subconscious programming that keeps a person on the merry go round of recidivism. This Sacred Space was born from Kenny’s experiences of being in prison for over 20 years.
He owes a deep gratitude to his spiritual teacher Gangaji who came into federal prison in September of 1994 and shared the life changing message of freedom. He says that the fortuitous meeting in federal prison placed him on the path of self discovery, and the continual unraveling of story after story, after story.
Kenny has been out of prison since 1997. He now resides in Largo, Florida, where he works with people from around the world, pointing them to how they can use spiritual awareness, and the brain through neuroscience to set themselves free of their inner prisons.
“I have found that my true master is Consciousness, and I bow moment to moment this mysterious force of Awareness that found me worthy of such unspeakable Love.”
He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Sadhana Grechanik
Death, Accessing Natures Wisdom and The Great Rebirth – TruthLover #32
My journey through life has led me around the world in search of the questions I have had about life. Early in my 20s I began to develop a keen interest in plants: as food, as nutrition, as life, and as medicine. That curiosity eventually led me to the Amazon where I began to work with plants to learn this traditional way of healing. My experience combines many different modalities of working with plants. The plants of the Amazon and the way in which the indigenous peoples work with them has had a revelatory effect on my life. Plants truly are our food, our life, our medicine, and they are alive and here to help us learn from them. They can open us to a world that we perhaps never could have imagined. When we approach them with respect, honor, humility, and a genuine desire to learn, they can open the doors of life and heal us on all levels. I am deeply grateful to all of my teachers, everyone that has helped me in this journey to where I am, and to wherever it may lead.
Jason’s website: www.nicotianarustica.org
A New Church, Creating Health, The Power of Play and Forgiveness – TruthLover #31
Brian Piergrossi is a coach, mentor, author, podcaster, healer, workshop facilitator and father. Brian is a beacon of light who has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world over the past 14 years. He has written two books that continue to inspire new readers worldwide.
He has worked online, and in person, with clients in every inhabited continent. He has lead transformative retreats, classes and workshops internationally in over two dozen countries. He has shared his message as a featured guest on numerous radio and television programs and podcasts globally. He has lectured at colleges, schools, festivals, expos and conferences. His online social media posts and blogs are shared with thousands of readers worldwide each day. He founded The Big Glow Online Facebook Community with currently over 6.000 members discovering how to be the best version of themselves.
Today Brian travels the world sharing his unique insights into the human condition. He and his partner Annie are based in Asheville, North Carolina.
“When the pillars of my limited mind collapsed, the roof caved in and I could take in the beauty of the stars.” – Brian Piergrossi from the book The Wow of the Now.
Lynn Marie Lumiere, Isaac Shapiro & Elena Nezhinsky
Covid-19 – Courage, Clarity and Opportunity – TruthLover #30
In this special episode of the TruthLover, I’m excited to have 3 guests joining us: Lynn Marie Lumiere, Isaac Shapiro and Elena Nezhinsky, in discussion of the important topic of Covid-19 and how it relates to finding the courage to speak the truth, to be open to alternative narratives and how we can affect change in the World.
Lynn Marie Lumiere, MFT is a nondual psychotherapist and activist with a focus on transforming both global and individual issues at their root through dissolving the belief in separation that creates and sustains them. Lynn Marie is one of the pioneers in the emerging field of Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy. She is a contributing author for the Sacred Mirror: Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy as well as the Undivided: The Online Journal of Nonduality and Psychology. She is co-author of The Awakening West and is the author of Undivided Love: Awaken to the Source of Love and Find True Intimacy published by New Harbinger.
Lynn Marie’s website: www.lynnmarielumiere.com
Isaac Shapiro is an internationally known facilitator, fascinated with life lived in alignment with the world’s wisdom traditions. He enjoys exploring and assisting those who share this interest. His approach is to ask questions and make statements. He asks participants in his meetings to question and see if what he says is true in their own being. This approach points to what is already known, but obscured in the ways our nervous system and our thinking function. He brings an understanding of neurophysiology and some of the latest discoveries in Quantum physics and applies this when the occasion requires in a light hearted but direct way. Through years of working with people, Isaac has cultivated and refined an ability to track what is happening in the nervous system of participants. Bringing this awareness to peoples attention, allows our natural, innate self-regulating mechanism to be re-established.
Isaac’s website: www.isaacshapiro.org
Elena Nezhinsky is an independent thinker and a long-time seeker of Truth. She is a pioneer of a global awakening movement and a co-creator of the spiritual inquiry method of Direct Pointing that can lead to release the illusion of separation. From guiding people to awakening, over time Elena’s focus has shifted towards helping with integration of the awakening experience. From her own experience with post-awakening Elena developed a method of grounding the energies after awakening and embracing the two levels of existence–absolute and human–for a fulfilling, meaningful life. She is currently working independently as a Spiritual Mentor and Deep Transformation Coach. Elena’s diverse background includes a Master’s degree in Engineering and certification in many holistic health modalities. She has studied Behavioral Psychology extensively. She is an empath and has auditory psychic and verbal catalytic abilities that are an essential part of her mentorship and coaching work.
Elena’s website: www.elenanezhinsky.com
Do We Choose Our Life Challenges Before We Were Born? – TruthLover #29
Rob Schwartz is a hypnotist who offers Between Lives Soul Regressions to help people heal and understand their life plan. In this form of hypnosis, you can discover what you planned BEFORE you were born, why you made those plans, how you’re doing in terms of fulfilling your plan, and how you may better fulfill your plan.
His first book, Your Soul’s Plan: Discovering the Real Meaning of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born, explores the pre-birth planning of physical illness, having disabled children, deafness, blindness, drug addiction, alcoholism, the death of a loved one, and accidents. In addition to the subject of pets, his second book Your Soul’s Gift: The Healing Power of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born, explores the pre-birth planning of spiritual awakening, miscarriage, abortion, caregiving, abusive relationships, sexuality, adoption, poverty, mental illness, and other challenges.
Rob’s website: www.yoursoulsplan.com
Facebook: @YourSoulsPlan • @robert.schwartz.1042 • @RobSchwartzHypnosis
Awakening, Embodiment and the Nervous System – TruthLover #28
Brooke Thomas is the host of the Liberated Being community, which connects people who are on the path with the skillful guides that can help to make the journey more sane, kind, and clear.
She is also the co-creator of the Bliss and Grit podcast. She’s been in practice for 20 years offering Rolfing, Realization Process, and embodied coaching. Her life’s work sits at the intersection of where the body meets the experience we each have of our lives- of our being-ness.
Compassion in Action – TruthLover #27
Fritzi Horstman is the Founder and Executive Director of Compassion Prison Project, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing compassion, humanity, awareness of childhood trauma and creative inspiration and manifestation to the men and women living behind bars.
Fritzi and a team of volunteers visit Kern Valley State Prison every three weeks and are witnessing transformation, self-forgiveness and creative productivity in the 30 men they serve.
Fritzi Horstman produced HBO’s “The Defiant Ones” directed by Allen Hughes which premiered July 9, 2017 and has garnered several awards including a Grammy for Best Music Film, IDA Best Limited Series and was nominated for five Emmy Awards including Best Documentary.
Her first feature, “Take A Number,” which she wrote, produced, and directed, debuted at the Slamdance Festival in 1997.
Evolution of Consciousness, Nonduality, Psychology and Relationships – TruthLover #26
Carole Griggs, PhD. is an author, speaker, and leader in the areas of professional coaching, human potential, and consciousness evolution. She is co-founder of iConscious.global and the iConscious Human Development model and assessment, an integrative meta-framework developed to accelerate the process of maximizing full human potential. Dr. Griggs is a professor and course developer for John F. Kennedy’s Masters program in Consciousness and Transformative Studies, and is the author of Space to See Reality: A New Model for Professional Coaches. She is currently coaching leaders at Google, Google X, Wing, Waymo and other Silicon Valley tech companies. Carole holds a Ph.D. in Professional Coaching and Human Development. Carole’s mission is to help streamline and accelerate conscious human development for the evolution of humanity’s full potential through educational platforms and technology tools. Her vision is help create a world in which awakening – in all domains – is the new normal.
Life Purpose, Time Management and Timelessness – TruthLover #25
Tracie Storey is the founder of Elemental Resonance a platform for restorative vibrational sound healing, colour and movement therapy, conscious events and workshops. She teaches and hosts sessions worldwide in London, Australia, Canada, Bali, Peru and France. Tracie’s full spectrum approach to sound and vibrational healing has spanned an eclectic 20 years.
Studying Bio Resonance since 2011, she then qualified as a Tama-Do practitioner in 2014. Vibrational Sound therapy and Qi Gong are key nodes in her practice. As a practitioner her sessions are instinctively tuned to the individual client, as a lecturer and workshop lead her skills stretch beyond the treatment room to include immersive group sound harmonisations and meditation classes. She teaches and holds sessions in London’s leading yoga studios including Evolve Wellness Centre and Triyoga.
Tom Fortes Mayer
The 3 Shadows of Spirituality – TruthLover #24
Tom Fortes Mayer has spent the last 20 years dedicated to understanding the mechanics and magic of epiphany. After his life changed in one moment he has been obsessed with what can be done to help people see themselves and life differently in the most efficient and exciting way possible. He has created the FreeMind system which is an innovative model for happiness and mental health that he is committed to sharing with the world. He is passionate about the power of the human mind and the beauty of the human heart.
Aging, Dying, and Living in the Anthropocene – TruthLover #23
Joan Tollifson is a writer and devotee of life. Her latest book, Death: The End of Self-Improvement, celebrates the great stripping process of aging, dying, living, and spiritual awakening. Joan sees awakening as never-ending and always only Now. She has roots in both Buddhism and Advaita, but belongs to no particular tradition.
Joan is all for genuine transformation, and distinguishes in her new book between that and an oppressive obsession with self-improvement rooted in stories of deficiency and lack. Joan celebrates imperfection and brokenness as blessings. She recently survived anal cancer, which she describes as an awakening journey. Joan is the author of four previous books: Bare-Bones Meditation, Awake in the Heartland, Painting the Sidewalk with Water, and Nothing to Grasp. She lives in Oregon, USA.
Austin Hill Shaw
Healing by Design- TruthLover #22
Austin Hill Shaw is a healer working in the medium of architecture. As a creativity expert and author of The Shoreline of Wonder: On Being Creative, his mission in life is to empower others as creators.
And as a designer, and the founder of 3 Lights Design in Oakland, California, as well as the creator of the Core Needs Design Method and The Joyful Home Remodel, his intent is to reform architecture as it practiced today from a transactional, material-based, consumer pursuit to one that is transformative, to one that honors and celebrates the intelligence and generosity of the natural world, and to one that is deeply collaborative, co-creative, and fulfilling for everyone involved.
Spiritual Maturity and The Great Question of Love – TruthLover #21
Shelly Sharon has experienced life as a dancer, a social science researcher and a businesswoman, but what has always attracted her the most is what it means to simply and beautifully be You. Following a break-open in 2011 Shelly dropped her successful career as a business consultant and has been devoting her life to inspiring people to awaken to the power of their feelings, their innate wisdom, the Love that they are. She’s fascinated with showing people how to find the life they want through the life they have.
Shelly is a contemporary meditation teacher. She has developed a guided awareness coaching system she calls Life Alignment. Shelly leads retreats and works one-on-one with people worldwide. Her teachings and writings come from a 20-year dialogue between various contemplative practices, especially meditation, art and poetry.
After a period of 3 years living as a nomad, mainly in the East, in 2016 she settled in Zurich, Switzerland, where she also offers Self-Love coaching for executives and founded the SoulPreneur Women’s Club for women who lead through their spiritual voice and heart-centred approaches. She’s currently in the midst of writing her first book on what it means to live as Love.