The Role of Transpersonal Psychology in Coaching #ORadio

Ostrolenk continues previous conversations with Coach Kiki on transpersonal psychology, and the various models he uses in his work as a coach. Transpersonal therapy seeks to open believers up to a greater reality than the one currently known; the focus is not on specific mythical or religious beliefs, but rather how a person can develop their own personal journey and use behaviors to live fulfilling lives. Incorporating this in to his work, Ostrolenk describes the five pillars he seeks to explore with his coaching clients: diet and nutrition, sleep patterns, movement and exercise, stress management, and social life. Ostrolenk then gives various examples of the work that can be done with this holistic approach. Although not used in his work, Ostrolenk also explains the use of psychedelics and various medicines in helping a personal to unlock from set patterns of behavior and thought. Ostrolenk concludes with some overarching ideas that are key to successful coaching, including accountability, truly hearing and knowing a personal, and having gratitude.

Ostrolenk on Toward A More Integrated Psychology #ORadio

Ostrolenk is interviewed by @KikiWeingarten on his work and education in transpersonal counseling psychology. Ostrolenk chronicles how from a young age he was interested in alternative education, alternative medicines, and eastern philosophy; these lifelong interests eventually led him to higher education in transpersonal psychology. Ostrolenk discusses the need to create a more comprehensive model for psychology which includes physiological cultural, environmental and social factors. He also discusses his training and use of somatics in his therapy and coaching work. Other issues addressed include adapting to the world as it is or transforming oneself in relationship to a new world, defense mechanisms and their benefits, as well as the purpose of counseling.

Chasing Liberty: Ostrolenk Speaks to his Views #ORadio

Ostrolenk continues with part II of being interviewed by Kiki Weingarten (@coachkiki), covering topics including government overreach, the 4th amendment, transpartisan coalitions, and his larger strategic plan for the Liberty Coalition. Ostrolenk begins by explaining his libertarian sensibilities, which differ from being a libertarian in title. His views on the 4th amendment are shaped by the fact that the founding fathers created our country with libertarian principles; Although they were not aware of the technological changes we would someday see, any reinterpretation of the 4th amendment to today’s realities must still be done with the same intention to protect privacy and liberty. Lastly, his libertarian sensibilities shape his overall mindset; Ostrolenk distinguishes between a liberty mindset and a security mindset, and why he identifies with the former.

Different mindsets can, however, still collaborate for progress. Ostrolenk discusses his training as a transpersonal therapist and how it has helped him with his work on transpartisan coalitions by humanizing the political process, ultimately creating the space for political dialogue. Lastly, Ostrolenk touches on several issues including education and health, and how an open political dialogue can help solve many of the issues we face.

Transpersonal Psychology #MentalMusings

Ostrolenk answers a question from @Coachkiki on transpersonal psychology, specifically detailing two classifications: non-ordinary states of consciousness, and stages of development. Through various interventions, individuals can enter non-ordinary states of consciousness and access information from times and entities not available during traditional consciousness. In stages of development, as described by Kohlberg, an individual transcends through a state of being egocentric, to ethnocentric, and finally to worldcentric. Ostrolenk provides details and examples of each classification, further noting that these are just two of many ways to conceive of transpersonal psychology.

Transpersonal Psychology #MentalMusings

Ostrolenk answers a question from @Coachkiki on transpersonal psychology, specifically detailing two classifications: non-ordinary states of consciousness, and stages of development. Through various interventions, individuals can enter non-ordinary states of consciousness and access information from times and entities not available during traditional consciousness. In stages of development, as described by Kohlberg, an individual transcends through a state of being egocentric, to ethnocentric, and finally to worldcentric. Ostrolenk provides details and examples of each classification, further noting that these are just two of many ways to conceive of transpersonal psychology.

Float Tanks #MentalMusings

Ostrolenk answers a question from @CoachKiki regarding his experience in float tanks, a process he describes for those that are not familiar. Ostrolenk classifies the process as both contemplative and meditative. During a contemplative experience, without modern-day distractions, the mind focuses internally, leading to new insights on various topics. During a meditative experience, the process is without intention and the brain seeks information from within the body; for many this may reach a hypnagogic state. Lastly, Ostrolenk describes the benefits floating provides to both the body and the mind.

For more information on floating in Washington, D.C. check out Hope Floats, as mentioned during this mental musing: www.hopefloatsusa.com, or listen to Kimberly Boone’s interview on the Ostrolenk Show.

Float Tanks #MentalMusings

Ostrolenk answers a question from @CoachKiki regarding his experience in float tanks, a process he describes for those that are not familiar. Ostrolenk classifies the process as both contemplative and meditative. During a contemplative experience, without modern-day distractions, the mind focuses internally, leading to new insights on various topics. During a meditative experience, the process is without intention and the brain seeks information from within the body; for many this may reach a hypnagogic state. Lastly, Ostrolenk describes the benefits floating provides to both the body and the mind.

For more information on floating in Washington, D.C. check out Hope Floats, as mentioned during this mental musing: www.hopefloatsusa.com, or listen to Kimberly Boone’s interview on the Ostrolenk Show.