the power of caring

Jane Bradshaw head shot croppedJane Bradshaw is a clinical nurse consultant in hepatology and the Tasmanian branch secretary for the Anthroposophical Society in Australia. I was interested in interviewing Jane when I heard her describe her approach with her patients suffering liver disease. She talked about her focus on allowing them to tell their stories. In our conversation, Jane explores this further and describes the power of self-reflection and self-care which enables this kind of work.

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a spiritual exploration of trauma, healing and homosexuality

Book 1 Figure 24 (embrace heavens)Dawn Langman, educator and actor, shares her life experiences with great insight, frankness and wisdom.  In this conversation, Dawn places her traumatic early life experiences in the context of her understanding of reincarnation. She shares her own mystical experiences and the experience of dissociation and disembodiment and the impacts these have had on her life. She also relates her experience as a homosexual and her insights from anthroposophy about homosexuality.

You can listen to my conversation with Dawn here.

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crisis, courage and beholding

ray-roborg-sondergaard.jpgRay Roborg-Sondergaard is a young educator with a clear sense of what’s vital in life. How do we have the courage to find our path through crisis and indecision? How do we behold others and ourselves honestly and in ways that allow our individual gifts and challenges to be addressed and worked with? How do we turn our spiritual beliefs into something that we practice not just uphold? These are questions that Ray has considered to help her navigate her twenties and reveal her path in life.

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transformation through grief

Susan Vos head shot 2Susan Vos describes herself as a healing facilitator. Her work involves helping people who are seeking to transform their grief. This work is based on her own life experience. In October, 2006, 24 year old Simon, one of her two sons, died in a kayaking accident. As well as a profound shock and a time of grief for Susan and her family, it was also an experience of deep transformation that led her to understand her life purpose. In this conversation we explore this transformation.

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risk taking and change making

Siegfried-Gutbrod1 headshotIn a life which has seen him shift from a high-powered job in IT to psychotherapy, from Germany to Australia, from teenage atheism to anthroposophy, and from a fear of death to working with the dying in Australia and Africa, Siegfried Gutbrod has taken risky decisions with the help of meditative guidance. Hear about his adventures in this interview.

You can listen to the interview here.

The music on this recording is by Mick Young, aka Young Werther. You can find him on facebook.
Image credit: adapted from an image by lkphillips34 under CC license