Thursday, June 27, 2013

Levevei - Episode 78: When the Past Is Present w/ David Richo

James Alexander Arnfinsen (editor of the Levevei podcast series) recently posted an excellent conversation with American author and psychotherapist, David Richo. Infusing his books with Jungian psychology, spirituality (including Buddhism), and poetry, Richo is the author of How to Be an Adult in Love: Letting Love in Safely and Showing It Recklessly (2013), When the Past Is Present: Healing the Emotional Wounds that Sabotage our Relationships (2008), and Shadow Dance: Liberating the Power & Creativity of Your Dark Side (1999), among many, many other books.

Episode 78: When the past is present

Posted by James Alexander Arnfinsen × June 25, 2013

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In this episode I have delight of connecting with psychotherapist and author David Richo from California, USA. In our conversation we explore the different ways in which transference plays a part in our daily lives, especially in intimate relationships. Why is it that our experiences from early life are carried over into the present? How come it´s so challenging to be fully present to the people we share our lives with? How can we address our unfinished business (such as unmet needs and emotional wounds from childhood) and resolve these issues as they arise in our daily life? These are just some of the topics covered in our dialogue, and David goes on to describe a relational practice called “safe conversations” that can support healing and growth in the midst of our relationships. Towards the end David shares his perspectives on the connections between psychological work and spiritual practice. 
If you feel inspired or provoked by our conversation feel free to add your comments after the interview. You can also send in a written piece of work and get it published together with this episode. Further details can be found here

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