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The Curious Mind
'The Curious Mind' is a podcast by psychologist, psychotherapist, and Buddhist scholar Gabriel Ellis. in essays and interviews we cover a wide range of psychological and social topics with depth and complexity.
15 hours ago
15. Two Approaches to Healing - A conversation with Jennifer Araneo
Today I have a conversation with Jennifer Araneo who is a Mind Body Guide in Hoboken, NJ. Jennifer uses different healing techniques and helps her clients to connect mind & body to manage stress and anxiety. In our conversation we highlight differences and similarities in our approaches to healing and integration. Find more details about Jennifer at https://www.mindbodyhoboken.com. And if you are interested in online sessions with me, please visit https://www.elliscounselling.com.
1 hr 1 min
Jul 19, 2020
14. On Stoicism and Self-Development
This episode is a discussion of Stoicism and self-development. In the conversation we explore some of the key points of this popular philosophy. We further debate which of the lessons from stoicism are more philosophical in nature, which are more practical, and how it all relates to the psychology of self-development. The book mentioned is: "A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy", by William B. Irvine. For comments, suggestions, or sessions contact me here: https://www.facebook.com/elliscounselling/
1 hr 14 min
Jun 19, 2020
13. Interview with Robert Meyer Burnett: The Impact of Movies on our Thought-World
As books in previous centuries movies and films capture our imagination and influence the public discourse - and thus influence what we think and do. This general premise serves as a background for my interview with Robert Meyer Burnett who is a producer, director, and overall movie enthusiast. Robert highlights in our conversation the opportunities of new media and youtube creators to produce content that informs and entertains a wide audience even better than many high-budget studio productions do. Check out Robert's youtube channel THE BURNETTWORK: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4YIKjJU7wT9wnunmz3dWAw And if you are interested in podcast episodes regarding specific psychotherapy or psychology topics let me know: email@example.com
1 hr 2 min
May 19, 2020
12. Introduction to Buddhism-based Therapy
In this special episode I offer a first introduction to a therapeutic framework I developed over the past years, in which I integrate psychotherapy and detailed research into original Buddhism and meditation. What are your specific questions to Buddhism-based Therapy? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will discuss them in future episodes.
May 10, 2020
11. When Social Scripts Complicate Our Sex Life
In this episode I talk with intimacy coach Agnieszka Szeżyńska about intimacy and sex issues that come up regularly and are yet perceived by the individuals and couples as problems that are specific to them. In these cases social scripts ("be dominant!", "have foreplay!"...) make us chase false standards, obstruct open communication, and complicate our sex life. For online therapy or counselling visit: https://www.elliscounselling.com/ Visit Agnieszka's website: https://coachingintymnosci.pl/en/ And check out Agnieszka's recently published book "Intimacy Workshops" (in Polish)
Apr 1, 2020
10. Organizing Family Life during the Corona crisis
In this interview we reflect on basic approaches to family life during the Corona-crisis with its restrictions and limitations. It is not so much an abstract psychological discussion (which I will do in the next episode) but rather a glimpse into a well-functioning family process and what can be learned from it. For online therapy visit https://www.elliscounselling.com or https://facebook.com/elliscounselling/
Mar 7, 2020
This episode is the recording of a live-session about the topic of self-acceptance. In this one-hour conversation it becomes apparent that the issue is not fully clear yet. By following some threads I get a better understanding of the big picture and towards the end it starts 'to click'.
1 hr 3 min
Jan 13, 2020
08. Three preconditions for self-development
There is a logic to self-development and the success in therapy, and in this episode I reflect on three preconditions I'd like to highlight: 1. Truthfulness towards myself, 2. Wishing myself well, and 3. Taking responsibility for my journey.
Nov 29, 2019
In this episode I discussed a very common issue: overthinking. There is no simple button to switch the thoughts off, no technique and no trick. Instead, we have to be courageous and listen to the voices in our mind and take responsibility for solving the issues actively. For online therapy visit https://www.elliscounselling.com or https://facebook.com/elliscounselling/
Nov 3, 2019
06. The Real - A chance for sustainable satisfaction
Today I continue two threads from previous episodes: The 'Real', how to approach it, and what it has to do with meditation. For online therapy visit: https://www.elliscounselling.com/ or https://facebook.com/elliscounselling
Oct 19, 2019
05. An introduction to meditation
In this episode I provide a basic background to meditation and discuss an aspect which is necessary in order to make our meditation successful - the 'mental home'. This is the place we usually occupy in our mind and which we need to change so that the meditation serves as a real 'vacation', to support our self development and the experience of joy... For online therapy visit: https://www.elliscounselling.com and https://www.facebook.com/elliscounselling/
Oct 6, 2019
04. A complex look at the human mind
Today I discuss some complex concepts which might be interesting for people who want to understand deeper levels of psychology. It is also a glimpse into the 'software' of our consciousness underneath the mere thoughts and feelings. For more check out: Bruce Fink, 'The Lacanian Subject' or Sean Homer, 'Jacques Lacan' (2005). For online therapy visit: https://www.elliscounselling.com/ https://www.facebook.com/elliscounselling/
Sep 22, 2019
03. The expat challenge of going back
In an interview with a client we reflect on his experiences of going back to the US after living in Poland/Warsaw for a few years. We alternate between very specific experiences and general observations which apply to many expats. For online therapy or counselling visit: https://www.elliscounselling.com/ https://www.facebook.com/elliscounselling/
Aug 30, 2019
02. Reflections on Parents Issues
I take a very specific look on how issues with parents are structured. I pay special attention to why necessarily mental problems are a consequence of a resentful attitude towards parents and which attitude would be more beneficial. For online therapy or counseling visit: www.elliscounselling.com or www.facebook.com/elliscounselling.
Aug 11, 2019
01. Three typical issues of mixed expat couples
I am describing three typical issues I have come across with mixed expat couples, couples consisting of a local and an expat partner. For online therapy or counseling visit: www.elliscounselling.com or www.facebook.com/elliscounselling.