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The New Directions For Life Podcast

Dec 20, 2019

In this final episode of 2019, I respond to three recent emails and comment on topics relating to the processing of sexual trauma, the origins and treatment of intimate partner violence, and finally… navigating relationship challenges that emerge when unresolved childhood traumas exist—a topic which leads to...


Dec 12, 2019

In this episode, I offer some thoughts influenced by a question I recently received regarding how to hold space with children having big emotions such as anger. I wanted to use this question as an opportunity to go a little deeper, illuminating that working with just anger may not be sufficient. I discuss some...


Nov 21, 2019

In this episode, I visit with Marlena Tillhon, psychotherapist, relationship coach, and clinic director in the UK. We discuss her article, The Negative Impact of Not Feeling Your Feelings, and a little bit about how she came to the conclusions that inform her current beliefs and therapeutic practice.

Feeling negative...


Nov 15, 2019

In this episode, I visit with yoga teacher, author, transformational coach and psychedelic integration counselor, Brian James. Brian has worked with yoga and psychedelics for many years, and helps people in these realms. He has worked with ayahuasca in a variety of settings, and has worked for a period of time at...


Oct 31, 2019

In this episode—appropriate to publish on Halloween—I address two recent questions regarding the healing journey (including the terrors that often accompany such a journey) and men’s work (though I believe much of what I’m saying as it relates to men’s work applies equally to women as well). I also give my...