Undressing the Spirit: Episode 01 – Daoist Dreaming with Dolph Todd
In This Podversation:
- The effects of a multicultural upbringing on worldview
- Why the internalization of others’ stories can be damaging
- The paradox of psychological labels/ diagnoses
- Why phenomenology matters in treatment
- Differences between Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism
- Daoist philosophy and sex
- Why traditional western psychology alone may not be enough for some clients/ patients
- What modern integrated treatment can look like
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- “Breath by Breath: the Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation” by Larry Rosenberg & David Guy
- “What the Buddha Taught” by Walpola Rahula
- “The Tao of Pooh” by Benjamin Hoff
- “The Te of Piglet” by Benjamin Hoff
- “Going on Being: Buddhism and the Way of Change” by Dr. Mark Epstein
- “Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body & Mind to Face Stress, Pain, & Illness” by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn
- “The Mindful Therapist: a Clinician’s Guide to Mindsight and Neural Integration” by Dr. Daniel Siegal
- “Grace Unfolding: Psychotherapy in the Spirit of Tao-te ching” by Greg Johanson & Ronald Kurtz
- “Psychotherapy Without the Self: a Buddhist Perspective” by Dr. Mark Epstein
- “Going on Being: Life at the Crossroads of Buddhism and Psychotherapy” by Dr. Mark Epstein
- “Thoughts Without a Thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist Perspective” by Dr. Mark Epstein
Meet Dolph Todd
Dolph Todd holds a M.A. in Psychology and has extensive experience working as a mental health counselor specializing in mindfulness, wellness, and recovery issues. Currently, he is finishing a doctorate in Chinese Medicine while providing holistic health services both online and in person through various modalities.
Dolph has received training in both Buddhist psychology and Daoist philosophy, and generally spends a good deal of time with his nose in a book.
He believes strongly in the health and worthiness of each individual and describes himself as “a passionate seeker of direct experience and a deep lover of eating, enjoying nature, and connecting with others.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tamara Powell, LMHC is a licensed therapist, university psychology instructor, and empowerment coach who believes life should be lived as a journey that is “anything but ordinary.”
Her work is specialized to help individuals break free from toxic cycles of distress, dysfunction, and dissatisfaction with life that are created when trying to live according to someone else’s rules. Only by living what she calls radical autonomy, can one obtain soul nourishing relationships and a sense of true life purpose and inner peace.
If you’re interested in working with her, either in person or online, you can learn more about her services here.
Sound Editing provided by Pete Bailey: http://petebailey.net/audio/