Category Archives: Tuesday

Escape from Death- Spiritually Transformative Experiences: Yvonne Kason, EP 252

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Her plane went down in frigid Canadian water in hidden terrain. Weighed down by saturated heavy winter coats and boots, coincidences helped to save Yvonne Kason, the pilot and the nurse from certain death.

Subsequent Spiritually Transformative Experiences led her to found Spiritual Awakenings International. Our guest, Dr. Yvonne Kason MD, MEd, CCFP, FCFP, is a Founder and the President of Spiritual Awakenings International, a 5x Near-Death Experiencer, multiple STE Experiencer, author, and in-demand speaker and media resource. She is the person who first coined the phrase “Spiritually Transformative Experiences” (STEs) in 1994, and has written extensively about STEs in her last 3 books, her most recent Touched by the Light (2019).

A renowned international expert on Kundalini Awakenings, Near-Death Experiences, and Spiritually Transformative Experiences, Dr. Kason is a retired MD-Psychotherapist and Family Physician, previously on faculty at the University of Toronto. She has over 40 years experience researching STEs and counseling STE Experiencers.

Dr. Kason was the first Canadian medical doctor to specialize her practice in 1990 in the counseling and research of persons having diverse types of Spiritually Transformative Experiences. In 1990 she was Co-Founder of the Kundalini Research Network (KRN), and became Chair of the KRN Questionnaire Research Project. In 2000 she was Co-founder of the Spirituality in Health-Care Network. Dr. Yvonne Kason has been recognized for her groundbreaking work as an Honoree on the Spiritual Awakenings International Circle of Honor.

Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com

Linking Compassion with Coincidence: Juliet Trail, EP 251

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Dr. Juliet Trail connects compassion with coincidences. Coincidences illuminate the invisible currents connecting and unifying us. Then compassion shows the way our interconnections will flourish for the health of humanity, other living beings and the Earth.

Our returning guest, Juliet Trail, PhD is Managing Director of The Coincidence Project, dedicated to Illuminating the invisible currents that connect and unify us, by educating the public about meaningful coincidences, in order to inspire a leap forward in the evolution of human self-awareness: individually, interpersonally and collectively. She is also founder of Courageous Compassion Connection, dedicated to bringing contemplative practices and approaches to diverse people in service of resilience, wholeness, healing, and compassion for all beings.

She builds upon 19 years of experience in higher education. Her doctoral research focused on Network Enablers: highly empowering individuals who enable the success of others across their professional roles and networks. Juliet is a trained Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, and serves on the Board and Instructor Team of InStill Mindfulness. She is also a poet and singer who explores the intersections of creativity and contemplation in her two bands, Unheard Sirens Inc. and Phoenix Noir.

Propinquity- the Surprising Nearness of You: Chris Mackey, EP 248

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Australian psychologist Chris Mackey has become a propinquity magnet. He “accidentally” meets people he knows in strange places and his friends have caught his buzz. Like the aboriginals in the Outback of Australia, he expects to meet people without prior arranging and he does.

Our guest, Chris Mackey is a clinical and counselling psychologist and Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society with over 40 years’ psychotherapy experience gained in public and private mental health settings. He is the Principal Psychologist at Chris Mackey and Associates in Geelong.

Chris has presented at numerous national and international scientific conferences over the past 25 years on such topics as psychological therapy for anxiety, depression, and trauma reactions and drawing on synchronicity in psychotherapy. Chris is author of The Positive Psychology of Synchronicity: Enhance Your Mental Health with the Power of coincidence, released internationally by Watkins Publishing in 2019. https://www.synchronicityunwrapped.co… and https://www.chrismackey.com.au/

Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.

NDEs, Transformation, and Apocalypse: Bruce Greyson, EP 247

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Bruce Greyson, MD, a world leader in Near Death Experience (NDE) research, has systemically described the patterns of NDEs. His research shows that experiencers report tunnel-like travel, seeing the light, feeling immense love and reduced fear of death. They also report an increased frequency of meaningful coincidences afterward. The experiencers return to tell us that we are embodied here on Earth to attend Earth University to learn from the prevailing polarities of our earth bound existence.

Bruce Greyson, M.D., is the Chester Carlson Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences and Director Emeritus of the Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia. He co-founded the International Association for Near-Death Studies, for 26 years edited the Journal of Near-Death Studies, and has published extensively on near-death experiences. He is co-editor of The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences and author of the recent book After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal About Life and Beyond. www.brucegreyson.com

You can pre-order my new book Meaningful Coincidences due out in September here! https://www.innertraditions.com/books…

Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.

Surprise! Here comes the Trickster!: David Strabala. EP 246

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It isn’t surprising that my guest today, David Strabala (STRAY ba la), identifies with the archetype of the trickster in stories, or that this energy called him to make the award-winning feature documentary, “What Is Synchronicity?” He carried a trickster role from birth, as the surprising 13th child of parents who were 50 and 46. As tricksters often do, he has crossed many boundaries in his life, starting with the two generations he straddled — those of his siblings and of his nieces and nephews, five of whom are older than he is. On the way to making his synchronicity film, he threaded career boundaries as a journalist, clinical social worker and storyteller. He brings both personal and professional stories of the trickster today for healing our world. www.whatissynchronicity.com

Connecting with Coincidence with Bernard Beitman, MD (CCBB) is now offered as both an audio podcast–anywhere that podcasts are available–and in video format on the Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE [https://www.youtube.com/c/Coinciders/…] to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE: https://www.spreaker.com/show/dr-bern….

Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.

Psi Events, Global Consciousness and the Web of Human Connections: Dean Radin, EP 245

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Stellar parapsychology researcher, Dean Radin, leads us from clear evidence for mental-emotional human interconnectedness at a distance to how meaningful coincidences and genetics of brain changes can alter the course of human existence.

Our guest today is Dean Radin is Chief Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences and Associated Distinguished Professor, California Institute of Integral Studies. He is the pre-eminent researcher in telepathy, psychokinesis and other psi phenomenon. He speaks with us from Boise, Idaho. Learn more at deanradin.com

Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder

Cassandra Vieten: Imagining Synchronicities, EP 244

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Imagination powers humanity, our basic natural resource. Synchronicity encourages imagining how our minds, and brains are connected to each other and to our environments while also remaining separate. Separate and together. Imagine that!

Our guest, Cassandra Vieten is Director of Research and Associate Scientist at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at the University of California, San Diego; She is also the Executive Director of the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation, and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, where she served as President from 2013-2019. Website: https://www.cassandravieten.com/

Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com

Terry Marks-Tarlow: A Deep Dive into Fractals and Synchronicity, EP 243

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I needed to know more about fractals so Terry agreed to present the talk she gave at a Yale Consciousness Conference. The slides are beautiful, the ideas penetrating. I became a student of a great teacher!

Our guest, Terry Marks-Tarlow is a psychologist who is developing an epistemology of fractals–that is how they work in our real world. She is adjunct professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara and California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco. She is author of numerous books on clinical intuition, creativity, interpersonal neurobiology, and nonlinear science. She attempts to walk her talk by illustrating all of her books, doing yoga and dancing jazz and ballet. She has co-founded and curated Mirrors of the Mind: The Psychotherapist as artist for the past 10 years as well as written the libretto for two operas that opened in New York City with ballets. www.markstarlow.com

Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder.

Evidence for Extra-Human Intelligence: Les Velez, EP 242

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Reality is often stranger than fiction. If you have ever seen or experienced something innately other-worldly, you are not alone. Our conversation today will go into discussions of how we are all connected, and how humanity is not alone in this endeavor of life.

Our guest, Les Velez is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, as well as US Army veteran, and former VP of Luscombe Engineering. In 1991, Les joined MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network, and has held the following positions: Field investigator, Training Coordinator for field investigators, the Assistant State Director in Northern California, Chairman of the A.E.R.C. (Abduction Experiencer Research Committee), and team leader of the A.R.T. (Abduction Response Team) (Experiencer Resource Team) and presently holds the position of research consultant for the Experience Resource Team. In 1994, Velez co-founded the Organization for Paranormal Understanding and Support. He is the author of The Unknown Other and the Existential Proposition of Alien Contact. Learn more at opusnetwork.org Connecting with Coincidence with Bernard Beitman, MD (CCBB) is now offered as both an audio podcast–anywhere that podcasts are available–and in video format on the Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted!

Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE [https://www.spreaker.com/show/dr-bern…]

Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com

Psilocybin, Depression, Synchronicity, Connectedness: Rosalind Watts, EP 241

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Psychedelics increase meaningful coincidences as psilocybin researcher Ros Watts tells us. Depressed clients treated with psilocybin experience increases in synchronicities but are sometimes bewildered and frightened by them. Psilocybin therapists also experience increases but are reluctant to talk about them.

These psychonauts discover basic nature codes which include sine waves, the web of human and nature connectedness, and the slow pace of substantial change. Connecting with Coincidence with Bernard Beitman, MD (CCBB) is now offered as both an audio podcast–anywhere that podcasts are available–and in video format on the Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel.

Our guest, as Clinical Lead of the Psilocybin for Depression Study at Imperial College London, and Clinical Director of Synthesis Institute, Dr. Rosalind Watts recognised the potential of psychedelic therapy, but also its risks and pitfalls, namely that the psychedelic substance can open the door, but real, long-lasting benefits depend on substantial integration support. She is now the founder and director of Twelve Trees Integration, a global community with online and in-person aspects to support people in the months and years after their psychedelic experiences.

Twelve Trees focuses on helping people build their connectedness to self, others and the natural world which is the mechanism that Dr Watts discovered to be underpinning the changes observed in her psilocybin for depression research, leading her to develop a psychometric tool for measuring connectedness (Watts Connectedness Scale (the WCS)’. Dr Watts co-founded the UK’s first psychedelic integration group, and is a consultant psychologist for Small Pharma, investigating DMT as a treatment for depression.

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Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.