Active Pause ®

It takes a mindful pause to reboot ourselves, That is, to shift from ‘mindless’ autopilot to proactive engagement with life. The ‘Active Pause’ podcast explores creative approaches to being thoughtful, mindful and emotionally attuned.

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      Rae Johnson about sexual harassment as abuse of power


      This conversation with Rae Johnson was inspired by the recent spate of accusations of sexual harassment. We talk about it as not about sex and gender, but about power. The conversation is also available as a  printable PDF transcript.

      Rae Johnson, PhD, RSMT is a somatic scholar/practitioner working at the intersection of embodiment studies and social justice. Key themes in their work include the embodied experience of oppression, somatic approaches to research, and the poetic bo...


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      45m
       2017-12-20

      Conversation with Stephen Batchelor about his journey & Buddhism


      This conversation is available as a video, as well as audio only (below video).


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      Stephen Batchelor is a writer, translator, teacher and artist. Born in 1953, he was ordained as a Buddhist monk at the age of twenty and spent ten years training in the Tibetan Geluk and Korean Sŏn orders. In 2015 he co-founded Bodhi College, a European educational project dedicated to the understanding and application of early Buddhism. He is the author of the ...


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      40m
       2017-11-16

      Sarah Peyton talks about transforming the way we relate to ourselves


      In this conversation, Sarah Peyton shares practical advice on how we can improve the way we relate to ourselves, grounded in an understanding of the underlying brain functions.
      This conversation is available as a video, as well as audio only (see below).


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      Sarah Peyton, Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication, teaches people how language changes relationship and the brain. She works with audiences internationally to create a...


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      34m
       2017-10-22

      Linda Ciotola about the Mindful Witness role


      Linda Ciotola talks about a mindfulness approach the she practices and teaches: the Mindful Witness role. This conversation is available as a podcast and as a printable PDF transcript.
      See also self-coach-tool for this practice (and its printable PDF): Practices: Mindful Witness.

      Linda Ciotola is a Certified TEP: trainer-educator-practitioner of psychodrama, group psychotherapy, and sociometry; and an accredited Certified Trainer in the Therapeutic Spiral Model ™ of psyc...


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      24m
       2017-08-01

      Kristen Ulmer: Extreme skier tells us to shift into fear


      Once hailed as the best extreme skier in the world, Kristen Ulmer has come to value fear. She has learned that fear is not here to cause us problems. In fact, the only true issue we face with fear is our misguided reaction to it (not the fear itself). So we need to rebuild our understanding of fear from the ground up.

      Here is a one-minute summary:


      Here is the full conversation (37′):


      Below: audio only:

      Kristen Ulmer is a...


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      36m
       2017-06-19

      Kathy McGuire: How to listen in a deeper way


      Originally, I had contacted Kathy McGuire to interview her on the topic of empathy. As we talked about what this might entail, we decided to practice what we preach: We did not rush into doing the interview, and we took time to process what we wanted to accomplish through this project. As a result, the project evolved into a series of short videos illustrating various kinds of listening and empathy.

      We structured this demo into a sequence of videos. Through them, we would like...


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      1h8m
       2017-06-02

      Russell Delman: Beginner’s Mind


      In this conversation, we explore the concept of “Beginner’s Mind” in a down-to-earth way. This conversation is available as a video, as well as audio only, and as a printable PDF transcript.


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      Russell Delman’s dedication to the study of awareness and human potential began in 1969 as a college undergraduate. The main influences on his teaching are over 40 years of Zen meditation, his close relationship and training with Moshe Fe...


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      35m
       2017-05-09

      Donna Varnau: The Practice of Embodied Presence


      This recording is about the “Practice of Embodied Presence”, guidelines for connecting directly with the personal and sacred wisdom of your body. If you are caught up in the thoughts and feelings of the fight, flight, freeze body, you are already recycling the past. If you learn how to tune into your presencing body, you gain access to a vast reservoir of wisdom and a fresh experience of life.
      See also self-coach-tool for this practice (and its printable PDF): The Practice...


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      31m
       2017-04-01

      Jan Winhall: Creating intentional communities


      In this conversation, we explore both the underlying reasons for needing to gather in community; and how that harkens back to our family of origin and the many issues that challenge our capacity to sustain connection.  We specifically refer to Focusing-oriented communities, but the conversation is meant to be of interest to all people interested in intentional communities, whether or not they know anything about Focusing.
      This conversation is available as a video, as well as audio ...

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      27m
       2017-03-02

      Jan Winhall: Creating intentional communities


      In this conversation, we explore both the underlying reasons for needing to gather in community; and how that harkens back to our family of origin and the many issues that challenge our capacity to sustain connection. We specifically refer to Focusing-oriented communities, but the conversation is meant to be of interest to all people interested in intentional communities, whether or not they know anything about Focusing.
      This conversation is available as a video, as well as audio only,...


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      27m
       2017-03-02