Kaleidoscope of Possibilities
EP 7 – What is Shamanic Healing? with Julie Oreson Perkins

EP 7 – What is Shamanic Healing? with Julie Oreson Perkins

July 9, 2020

To watch the video of this episode, please go to: https://youtu.be/c7_CBsPgvVU

 

What is Shamanic Healing?

 

Have you ever been curious about shamanism?

 

How does the shaman work with nature and the earth?

 

What gift is shamanic healing and journeys to those with trauma,

depression, mental illness, anxiety and more?

 

Join Dr. Adriana Popescu for this very exciting and unique episode of Kaleidoscope of Possibilities as she talks with Julie Oreson Perkins, a shaman, healer, and coach who gives us a fascinating introduction to Shamanism and Shamanic Healing & Practices. 

 

In this episode:

  • Julie’s journey of awakening
  • Shamanism and shamanic trance
  • Connection to nature and communion with earth
  • Shamanic journeys explained
  • Birth of a healer: The treasure of a healing crisis 
  • A shaman’s view of mental illness
  • Energy management and sovereignty 
  • Compassionate de-possession
  • Soul retrieval
  • Healing beyond the mind

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

About Julie:

Thousands have benefitted from Julie O’s “conversations of change” as a coach, teacher, motivational speaker, radio show host, international best-selling author, energy worker/healer, breast cancer sur-thriver and shamanic practitioner.

She’s a Certified Life Coach (CLC) with a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF), with specialties in Energy Leadership and Life Transitions as well as an Access Consciousness® practitioner.

 

“Shamanism is a direct revelation practice...We know this works.” – Julie

 

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About your host:

Dr. Adriana Popescu is a clinical psychologist, addiction and trauma specialist, and empowerment coach who is based in San Francisco, California and practices worldwide.
 
For more information on Dr. Adriana, her sessions and classes, please visit: https://adrianapopescu.org/
 
You can also follow her on social media:
 
 

Disclaimer: This podcast represents the opinions of Dr. Adriana Popescu and her guests. The content expressed therein should not be taken as psychological or medical advice. The content here is for informational or entertainment purposes only. Please consult your healthcare professional for any medical or treatment questions.

This website or podcast is not to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in any legal sense or as a basis for legal proceedings or expert witness testimony. Listening, reading, emailing, or interacting on social media with our content in no way establishes a client-therapist relationship.

EP 6 – Addressing Depression & Anxiety: Energy Therapies, Microbiome, Lifestyle, Epigenetics with Dr. Anne Merkel

EP 6 – Addressing Depression & Anxiety: Energy Therapies, Microbiome, Lifestyle, Epigenetics with Dr. Anne Merkel

June 23, 2020

To watch the video of this episode, please go to: https://youtu.be/lpnzpK6JBFI

 

Addressing Depression & Anxiety: Energy Therapies, Microbiome, Lifestyle, Epigenetics

 

Our bodies are miraculous organisms constantly giving us awareness and information about what we can clear and change. 

 

How do we actually get at the root cause of illness and disease in the body?

What keys are epigenetics, microbiome, food, water, and environment to our health and wellbeing? 

What immediate steps can we take to help our bodies have more ease?

 

Tune in for a dynamic conversation with Dr. Anne Merkel, Ph.D., ND, a “whole person practitioner,” who specializes in energetic and naturopathic approaches to health and healing. 

You will not want to miss Dr. Merkel’s simple and powerful “quick fixes” to get started on a path of naturopathic health and happiness for body and mind. 

 

In this episode:

  • Dr. Merkel’s background & healing journey
  • Helping people find root causes
  • Functional medicine explained
  • Epigenetics
  • Keeping genes working
  • Each person is unique
  • Microbiome
  • Food sensitivities
  • Dr. Merkel’s quick fixes to get started

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Dr. Merkel's websites - 

Visit these websites for the complimentary 20-minute consultation sessions mentioned by Dr. Merkel in this episode.

About Dr. Merkel:

Dr. Anne Merkel has offered energy therapy to clients worldwide for over 35 years, incorporating NET (Neuro Emotional Technique), EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), Energy Remedies, Acupuncture, Kinesiology – now with Classical Naturopathy, to treat chronic health and emotional issues in a “Whole Person” approach.

Her natural medicine practice specializes in functional medicine approaches for autoimmune, cancer, dementia, trauma, and more. She addresses depression and anxiety on a regular basis among other stresses induced by emotional, chemical, environmental, nutritional, and epigenetic influences.

 

“If I can heal myself, everybody should have hope that they can get beyond it.”

– Dr. Merkel

 

Would you like to continue this conversation and connect with other people who are interested in exploring these topics? Please join us on our Facebook group! (https://www.facebook.com/groups/KaleidoscopeOfPossibilities/)

 

About your host:

Dr. Adriana Popescu is a clinical psychologist, addiction and trauma specialist, and empowerment coach who is based in San Francisco, California and practices worldwide.
 
For more information on Dr. Adriana, her sessions and classes, please visit: https://adrianapopescu.org/
 
You can also follow her on social media:
 
 

Disclaimer: This podcast represents the opinions of Dr. Adriana Popescu and her guests. The content expressed therein should not be taken as psychological or medical advice. The content here is for informational or entertainment purposes only. Please consult your healthcare professional for any medical or treatment questions.

This website or podcast is not to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in any legal sense or as a basis for legal proceedings or expert witness testimony. Listening, reading, emailing, or interacting on social media with our content in no way establishes a client-therapist relationship.

EP 5 – The Gift of Spiritually Transformative Experiences with Dr. Katrina Michelle

EP 5 – The Gift of Spiritually Transformative Experiences with Dr. Katrina Michelle

May 30, 2020

To watch the video of this episode, please go to: https://youtu.be/XTw7iFpKFxo

 

The Gift of Spiritually Transformative Experiences

 

Who are we and what are we actually capable of?

What is the gift of transcendent experiences?

What is often missing from traditional psychological approaches? 

 

In this episode of Kaleidoscope of Possibilities, Dr. Adriana is joined by Dr. Katrina Michelle, a psychologist and filmmaker, whose own journey and spiritual awakening profoundly changed her life and inspires her personally and professionally.

 

In this episode:

  • Dr. Katrina's journey
  • Transcendent experiences, near death, spiritual emergency
  • Limits of traditional psychology
  • What is transpersonal psychology?
  • Facilitating spiritual emergence
  • What is ACISTE?
  • Educating mental health professionals
  • When Lightning Strikes

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

About Dr. Katrina:

Katrina Michelle, Ph.D., LCSW is a holistic psychotherapist and adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Social Services and The Institute for the Development of Human Arts. Informed by her doctoral research on spiritual emergence and her own transcendent experiences, she supports people in exploring, embracing, and integrating the multifaceted human experience.

Dr. Katrina currently serves as the executive director for The American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (ACISTE), an organization that reflects her desire to evolve mainstream systems so they acknowledge, honor, and include the spiritual component of human development. As co-founder of Emergent Entertainment, a company on a mission to demystify awakening experiences through storytelling and art, Dr. Katrina is also producing her first documentary film, When Lightning Strikes: The Unsexy Side of Awakening.

 

“This idea of one-size-fits-all medicine is just not fair and it’s not helpful.” – Dr. Katrina

 

Would you like to continue this conversation and connect with other people who are interested in exploring these topics? Please join us on our Facebook group! (https://www.facebook.com/groups/KaleidoscopeOfPossibilities/)

 

About your host:

Dr. Adriana Popescu is a clinical psychologist, addiction and trauma specialist, and empowerment coach who is based in San Francisco, California and practices worldwide.
 
For more information on Dr. Adriana, her sessions and classes, please visit: https://adrianapopescu.org/
 
You can also follow her on social media:
 
 

Disclaimer: This podcast represents the opinions of Dr. Adriana Popescu and her guests. The content expressed therein should not be taken as psychological or medical advice. The content here is for informational or entertainment purposes only. Please consult your healthcare professional for any medical or treatment questions.

This website or podcast is not to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in any legal sense or as a basis for legal proceedings or expert witness testimony. Listening, reading, emailing, or interacting on social media with our content in no way establishes a client-therapist relationship.

 

EP 4 – Conscious Recovery: A Fresh Perspective on Addiction with TJ Woodward

EP 4 – Conscious Recovery: A Fresh Perspective on Addiction with TJ Woodward

May 30, 2020

To watch the video of this episode, please go to: https://youtu.be/NQIOxdtTOgo

 

Conscious Recovery: A Fresh Perspective on Addiction

 

What are the deep root causes of addiction?

How does trauma influence addictive behavior?

How can we move from addiction treatment to addiction healing?

 

In this episode of Kaleidoscope of Possibilities, Dr. Adriana chats with revolutionary recovery expert, bestselling author, inspirational speaker, and addiction treatment specialist TJ Woodward about The Conscious Recovery Method™.   

Frustrated with the limitations of the traditional treatment system, and informed by his own journey, TJ developed a new and unique perspective on addiction recovery that integrates the spiritual in a holistic process of empowering the client.

“This is such a nutrient-dense conversation!” – Dr. Adriana Popescu

 

In this episode:

  • How Adriana & TJ met 
  • Limitations in the current system with its focus on symptoms and labels
  • From addiction treatment to addiction healing
  • The Conscious Recovery Method™
  • 3 deep root causes of addiction
  • Addiction as a “brilliant strategy”
  • Therapist burnout
  • The Four Rooms of Conscious Recovery
  • TJ's recovery journey
  • Trauma and addiction
  • Living in the question
  • Practicing spiritual principles

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 

About TJ:

TJ Woodward is a revolutionary recovery expert, bestselling author, inspirational speaker, and addiction treatment specialist who has helped countless people through his simple, yet powerful teachings.

He is the creator of The Conscious Recovery Method™, which is a groundbreaking and effective approach to viewing and treating addiction.

TJ is a featured thought-leader on wholehearted.org along with Brené Brown, Dr. Gabor Maté, and Mark Lundholm. He was also given the honor of being ordained as an Agape minister by Dr. Michael Beckwith and is also the founding minister of Agape Bay Area in Oakland, which was the first satellite community of The Agape International Spiritual Center in LA. 

TJ is the author of the books Conscious Being: Awakening to your True Nature and Conscious Recovery: A Fresh Perspective on Addiction.

www.tjwoodward.com

 

“I don’t think we really change, unless we want to change.” – TJ 

 

Would you like to continue this conversation and connect with other people who are interested in exploring these topics? Please join us on our Facebook grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/KaleidoscopeOfPossibilities/

 

About your host:

Dr. Adriana Popescu is a clinical psychologist, addiction and trauma specialist, and empowerment coach who is based in San Francisco, California and practices worldwide.
 
For more information on Dr. Adriana, her sessions and classes, please visit: https://adrianapopescu.org/
 
You can also follow her on social media:
 
 

Disclaimer: This podcast represents the opinions of Dr. Adriana Popescu and her guests. The content expressed therein should not be taken as psychological or medical advice. The content here is for informational or entertainment purposes only. Please consult your healthcare professional for any medical or treatment questions.

This website or podcast is not to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in any legal sense or as a basis for legal proceedings or expert witness testimony. Listening, reading, emailing, or interacting on social media with our content in no way establishes a client-therapist relationship.

 

EP 3 – A Different Take on Kids with ADD, ADHD, OCD, and Autism with Anne Maxwell, LCSW

EP 3 – A Different Take on Kids with ADD, ADHD, OCD, and Autism with Anne Maxwell, LCSW

May 30, 2020

To watch the video of this episode, please go to: https://youtu.be/l7nw9OOi6ug

 

A Different Take on Kids with ADD, ADHD, OCD, and Autism

 

What if there is nothing wrong with kids who have ADD, ADHD, OCD, and Autism? 

What gifts, talents, and abilities do they have?

What is it like to empower them?

 

Join Dr. Adriana Popescu on this episode of Kaleidoscope of Possibilities for a lively and informative discussion with Anne Maxwell, LCSW, RPT-S, a psychotherapist who specializes in working with kids who have been diagnosed with these labels.

This show offers invaluable tools, fascinating stories, awareness, and possibilities for kids, families, teachers, and mental health professionals. 

 

In this episode:

  • How Anne’s background and experience allowed her to see these kids from a different perspective
  • Kids with ADD/ADHD, OCD, and Autism – What if their “disabilities” are actually abilities?
  • Questioning the diagnoses and the mental health system
  • Anne’s revolutionary book, Would You Teach a Fish to Climb a Tree? 
  • Kids, schools, and how to create new perspectives in the system
  • X-Men, superpowers, and abilities we all have
  • Empowering parents and kids
  • Anne’s classes and creations

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Anne’s website: annemaxwelllcsw.com/

Would You Teach a Fish to Climb a Tree? book

Access Consciousness®

 

About Anne:

Anne Maxwell, LCSW, RPT-S, has over 25 years of experience working with children who struggle with not fitting in, being labeled with “disorders,” and with being different. She has developed a unique and empowering approach to working with these kids, their families, and teachers. In addition to her clinical practice, Anne travels around the world teaching classes and speaking to parents, teachers, and psychotherapists who work with or on behalf of children.  

 

“Behavior is a form of communication…so what are people saying?” – Anne 

 

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About your host:

Dr. Adriana Popescu is a clinical psychologist, addiction and trauma specialist, and empowerment coach who is based in San Francisco, California and practices worldwide.
 
For more information on Dr. Adriana, her sessions and classes, please visit: https://adrianapopescu.org/
 
You can also follow her on social media:
 
 

Disclaimer: This podcast represents the opinions of Dr. Adriana Popescu and her guests. The content expressed therein should not be taken as psychological or medical advice. The content here is for informational or entertainment purposes only. Please consult your healthcare professional for any medical or treatment questions.

This website or podcast is not to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in any legal sense or as a basis for legal proceedings or expert witness testimony. Listening, reading, emailing, or interacting on social media with our content in no way establishes a client-therapist relationship.

 

EP 2 – The Other Side of Bipolar with Lauren Polly

EP 2 – The Other Side of Bipolar with Lauren Polly

May 30, 2020

To watch the video of this episode, please go to: https://youtu.be/QVi4m4oy-kE

 

The Other Side of Bipolar 

 

What is it like to be diagnosed as bipolar?  

How does that shape your world and your choices?

 

In this episode Dr. Adriana Popescu talks with author Lauren Polly about her book The Other Side of Bipolar: Revealing Your Strengths to Move Beyond the Diagnosis.

What if there is hope, inspiration, and a different possibility? Join us as we discuss Lauren’s personal journey from a bipolar diagnosis to a happy, creative life, and what she discovered along the way. 

 

In this episode:

  • Lauren’s story
  • A bipolar diagnosis, or something else?
  • What does a diagnosis create?
  • Lauren’s turning point
  • Holistic treatments 
  • Empathic capacities vs. pathologies
  • Getting support along the way
  • The importance of taking care of you

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Lauren Polly’s website: LaurenPolly.com

The Other Side of Bipolar book

Lauren’s Lighten Up podcast

Access Consciousness®

 

About Lauren:

Lauren Polly is many things, a Certified Speech Language Pathologist who runs a hospital department; a Coach who empowers college students, individuals, and businesspeople; a gifted speaker and author. Chiefly what she is, is an inspiration: someone who stirs people to be more proactive, find their way, and make the proverbial lemonade out of what we’re handed.

 

“I’m actually a bigger thing than this label. And when I started to develop my sense of self that way, a whole new world opened up for me.” – Lauren

 

Would you like to continue this conversation and connect with other people who are interested in exploring these topics? Please join us on our Facebook grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/KaleidoscopeOfPossibilities/

 

About your host:

Dr. Adriana Popescu is a clinical psychologist, addiction and trauma specialist, and empowerment coach who is based in San Francisco, California and practices worldwide.
 
For more information on Dr. Adriana, her sessions and classes, please visit: https://adrianapopescu.org/
 
You can also follow her on social media:
 
 

Disclaimer: This podcast represents the opinions of Dr. Adriana Popescu and her guests. The content expressed therein should not be taken as psychological or medical advice. The content here is for informational or entertainment purposes only. Please consult your healthcare professional for any medical or treatment questions.

This website or podcast is not to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in any legal sense or as a basis for legal proceedings or expert witness testimony. Listening, reading, emailing, or interacting on social media with our content in no way establishes a client-therapist relationship.

 

EP 1 – Introduction

EP 1 – Introduction

May 30, 2020

To watch the video of this episode, please go to: https://youtu.be/fXKrtk3PYDI

 

Introduction 

What if "mental health" isn't everything we've been told?

What if there's more to it than just a “brain chemistry imbalance?”

What if what we consider a pathology is actually an ability and a possibility?

What if these are not permanent conditions but ones, 

that with the proper interventions, can actually be changed?

 

Welcome to the Kaleidoscope of Possibilities: Alternative Perspectives on Mental Health, a podcast hosted by Dr. Adriana Popescu, a licensed psychologist, addiction and trauma specialist, and empowerment coach. In each episode, Dr. Adriana examines what is beyond the traditional point of view of mental health diagnosis, care, and treatment. She speaks with leaders and visionaries in the fields of Energy Psychology, consciousness, healing, and empowerment about what is beyond what we have decided we know about mental illness.  

She also explores the unique and fascinating stories of individuals, and those who care for them, who have used “alternative” treatments and paths to recovery. This show is a journey of discovering the possibilities of holistic care and treatment through a variety of lenses: from the spiritual to the shamanic, the naturopathic and beyond. Each conversation is designed to empower listeners to embrace their own awareness, gifts and capacities, and to create a greater world with them. 

  

“I see everything as energy, and that everything is interconnected. So you can’t really treat the body without also treating the mind. And if you want to change something that isn’t working, a place where someone is stuck, you’ve got to shift the energies. And we can do that through a variety of modalities that are incredibly powerful.” – Dr. Adriana

 

Would you like to continue this conversation and connect with other people who are interested in exploring these topics? Please join us on our Facebook grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/KaleidoscopeOfPossibilities/

 

About your host:

Dr. Adriana Popescu is a clinical psychologist, addiction and trauma specialist, and empowerment coach who is based in San Francisco, California and practices worldwide.
 
For more information on Dr. Adriana, her sessions and classes, please visit:https://adrianapopescu.org/
 
You can also follow her on social media:
 
 

Disclaimer: This podcast represents the opinions of Dr. Adriana Popescu and her guests. The content expressed therein should not be taken as psychological or medical advice. The content here is for informational or entertainment purposes only. Please consult your healthcare professional for any medical or treatment questions.

This website or podcast is not to be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” in any legal sense or as a basis for legal proceedings or expert witness testimony. Listening, reading, emailing, or interacting on social media with our content in no way establishes a client-therapist relationship.