Podcast: Episode 27: Empathy and Compassion in Buddhism
In today’s episode, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. discusses the roles of empathy and compassion in Buddhism, and offers a practice for maintaining balance when faced with the suffering of others.
Podcast: Episode 26: Ho’oponopono
Ho’oponopono is a mediation technique found in the Huna tradition, which is generally used in community or family groups to bring peace or harmony to a situation. It is a simple, direct and profound way of working with conflict. In today’s episode, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. discusses Ho’oponopono and its role in our Relationship and the Inner Self workshop as a process for mediating internal conflict.
Podcast: Episode 25: The Intersection of Buddhism and Shamanism in Depth Hypnosis
In today’s episode, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. discusses the influence of Buddhist ideas about suffering and shamanic approaches to healing in the Depth Hypnosis method.
Podcast: Episode 24: Power Loss and Addictive Behavior
Addictive behavior can often be a strategy for managing power loss. In today’s episode, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. describes some indicators of power loss and what can happen when addiction is used to manage power loss.
Podcast: Episode 23: The Sacred Earth
In the West, most people have lost connection with the earth. In this episode, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. describes a way to relate to the earth as sacred.
Podcast: Episode 22: The Relationship Between Concepts and Emotions
In this episode, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. discusses why at times we can have a hard time distinguishing between mental and emotional states, She also addresses why emotional states can rarely be healed through mental interventions.
Podcast: Episode 21: Perspectives on Grief and Loss
In today’s episode, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. discusses some common ways people relate to grief and to loss and some of the effects of these ways of relating. She also discusses the relationship between grief and loss.
Podcast: Episode 20: The Shamanic Journey in a Modern Context
The Shamanic Journey can be used to develop trust in one’s own voice and guidance that comes through our inner spheres. In today’s episode, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. discusses the Shamanic Journey in a modern context, its uses in traditional tribal settings, as well as its relevance to us today.
Podcast: Episode 19: Understanding 2012
In today’s episode, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. discusses the 2012 era in terms of the evolution of human consciousness.
Podcast: Episode 18: Managing Personal Energy
In today’s episode, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. discusses how to manage your personal energy and transform negativity, especially in relationship with others.
Podcast: Episode 17: Alleviating Suffering: A Buddhist Perspective
In Buddhism, it’s understood that the realm in which we are living as beings is a realm of suffering that is a function of misconceptions of the nature of reality. In today’s episode, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. presents the Buddhist view of suffering and methods for alleviating it.
Podcast: Episode 16: Comparing Depth Hypnosis to Other Modalities
Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. discusses the differences between Depth Hypnosis and other hypnosis models – specifically clinical hypnosis and Ericsonian hypnosis.
Podcast: Episode 15: Perspectives on Karma
In this excerpt from a 2010 talk on birth family dynamics, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. gives an overview of perspectives on karma and discusses its application in a modern context – particularly in matters of relationship.
Podcast: Episode 14: Aligning Personal Will
Aligning personal will with the field of universal potential means being open to what is happening, including some things that are difficult, that you might not have wanted to happen, that you would have fought strongly against and resisted. But fighting strongly separates you from the support you would receive from being part of the larger creative potential. In this episode, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. discusses the nature of personal will and the power that comes from aligning the will with universal potential.
Podcast: Episode 13: Buddhism and the Nature of Suffering
Buddhism is essentially an educational system whose goal is the attainment of happiness for all beings. As an educational system, Buddhism provides the student with a series of tools that helps the student come to a place where they can know as much as they can know about their experience. This knowledge is transformative. In this excerpt from a talk on Buddhist Psychology, Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. discusses Buddhism and the nature of suffering.