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Consciously create your life with Soul Sessions by CreativeMind. This is your guide to uncover your authentic self and live in true purpose, success and fulfillment. Join life coaching experts and Founders of CreativeMind, Debra Berndt Maldonado and Robert Maldonado, PhD, as they explore personal growth through Jungian Theory, Eastern Spirituality and Social Neuroscience in a deep, but practical way.

Location:

United States

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Consciously create your life with Soul Sessions by CreativeMind. This is your guide to uncover your authentic self and live in true purpose, success and fulfillment. Join life coaching experts and Founders of CreativeMind, Debra Berndt Maldonado and Robert Maldonado, PhD, as they explore personal growth through Jungian Theory, Eastern Spirituality and Social Neuroscience in a deep, but practical way.

Language:

English

Contact:

1.877.986.9449


Episodes

How Your Personal Story is Holding You Back

2/20/2024
Are you the hero of your own story, or is your narrative holding you back? Discover how your narrative can shape your life's path and what it means to transcend beyond the story into true self-awareness. We'll challenge the default scripts handed down by culture and upbringing, learn the importance of responsibility in crafting our narratives and embrace the freedom and success that can come with a narrative that empowers and gives us purpose. In this episode, we explore: It's time to redefine your personal narrative and unlock a level of consciousness that can liberate you from your self-imposed limitations. Interested in Jungian Life Coaching? Download your free program brochure: https://www.creativemindlife.com/program-brochure Stay Connected with Debra and Dr. Rob: Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Facebook | creativemindlife.com | Email: connect@creativemindmethod.com

Duration:00:41:47

Ann Swanson on The Neuroscience of Meditation

2/13/2024
Do you meditate? We interview Ann Swanson, best-selling author of “Science of Yoga” and “Meditation for the Real World.” Whether you are an avid meditator or just curious about the practice, this episode dives deep into the neuroscience of meditation and its multitude of benefits. In this episode, Ann shares her insightful journey into the practices of yoga and meditation, taking us from her initial struggles to profound experiences studying in China and India. We'll explore groundbreaking techniques for managing panic attacks, the power of visualization and Ann’s personal encounters with meditation's vast capabilities for enhancing mental and physical health. Ann reveals neuroscience research highlighting the transformative benefits of consistent meditation and yoga, including the remarkable work of Dr. Sarah Lazar. We'll discuss how these ancient practices are being validated by modern science to combat lifestyle diseases, foster neuroplasticity, and support cardiovascular and cellular health. Also discussed in this episode: • The immediate and long-term effects of meditation on the brain • The difference between mindfulness and meditation • Meditation in both secular and spiritual contexts • Does consistent meditation dissolve the ego? Get Ann Swanson's new book, “Meditation for the Real World:” https://www.annswansonwellness.com/meditation-for-the-real-world Interested in Jungian Life Coaching? Download your free program brochure: https://www.creativemindlife.com/program-brochure Stay Connected with Debra and Dr. Rob: Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Facebook | creativemindlife.com | Email: connect@creativemindmethod.com

Duration:00:50:19

Peter Russell on Meditation and Letting Go

2/6/2024
What is the mind? How can we find peace in the present moment? Joining Dr. Robert in this episode is Peter Russell — a renowned author, speaker, and profound thinker in the realm of consciousness and contemporary spirituality. With a background that intersects theoretical physics, psychology, computer science, and Eastern philosophy, Peter Russell brings a unique and enlightening perspective to the complexities of the mind and our understanding of self. In this episode, we'll explore the intricate relationship between emotions and physical sensations, the construction of the ego, and our connection to a deeper sense of being that Russell eloquently terms "beingness." As we navigate the intersection of technology, consciousness, and the human experience, we'll discuss the potential and limitations of artificial intelligence and ponder on the profound question: Are we living in a simulation? This episode is a journey to the heart of what it means to be alive in today's world. Prepare to be inspired as we uncover the wisdom needed to approach life in a more spiritually informed way. Learn more about Russell's extensive work at http://peterrussell.com Purchase "Letting Go of Nothing: Relax Your Mind and Discover the Wonder of Your True Nature" at https://www.peterrussell.com/LGN/book/index.php --- Interested in Jungian Life Coaching? Download your free program brochure: https://www.creativemindlife.com/program-brochure Stay Connected with Debra and Dr. Rob: Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Facebook | creativemindlife.com | Email: connect@creativemindmethod.com

Duration:01:15:54

How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome as a Female Leader

1/30/2024
In this episode, we dive into the intricacies of Impostor Syndrome, a common yet rarely discussed challenge faced by women at the helm and how to overcome imposter syndrome as a female leader. Debra draws from her personal experiences in male-dominated industries to shed light on self-doubt's insidious nature, while Robert brings forth a Jungian perspective, arguing that these inner battles are not just hurdles but also calls to authenticity. We'll explore why so many women in power deal with the nagging doubts of imposter syndrome, and the shadow work necessary to understand and overcome the unconscious conditioning that links success with self-doubt. From the seedlings of parental expectations to the societal pressures that weigh heavily on every decision, we examine the stories and complexities that shape us. Through sharing personal experiences and insights into the gender imbalances in leadership roles and funding distribution, we will uncover why imposter syndrome is not just an individual issue but also a cultural one. We'll reveal why the smartest among us may even be more susceptible and how this ties back to our cultural and genetic makeup. Join us as we navigate through the clutter of external validation, explore the Jungian perspectives on authenticity, and understand the psychological mechanisms at play. Whether you're a new entrepreneur or a seasoned leader, today's conversation promises to enlighten, empower, and elevate your leadership and personal development approach. Interested in Jungian Life Coaching? Download your free program brochure: https://www.creativemindlife.com/program-brochure Stay Connected with Debra and Dr. Rob: Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Facebook | creativemindlife.com | Email: connect@creativemindmethod.com

Duration:00:33:26

Lisa Marchiano on Finding Power in the Feminine

1/23/2024
We welcome award-winning author, podcaster, and certified Jungian analyst, Lisa Marchiano to Soul Sessions this week. Highlighting themes from her new book, The Vital Spark: Reclaim Your Outlaw Energies and Find Your Feminine Fire, we explore empowerment, authenticity, and the nuanced exploration of emotion from a Jungian perspective. Join us as we engage in a rich dialogue with Lisa about the responsibility modern women face in their individuation journey, the societal shifts in gender roles, and the challenge of being guardians of emotional labor. Throughout the conversation, we'll investigate how embracing our shadows—encompassing qualities from rage to desire—can inspire personal growth and empowerment. In this episode, we discuss: Pre-order Lisa’s new book, The Vital Spark: Reclaim Your Outlaw Energies and Find Your Feminine Fire on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Vital-Spark-Reclaim-Energies-Feminine/dp/1649631006 Interested in Jungian Life Coaching? Download your free program brochure: https://www.creativemindlife.com/program-brochure Stay Connected with Debra and Dr. Rob: Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Facebook | creativemindlife.com | Email: connect@creativemindmethod.com

Duration:00:38:56

3 Persona Types That Affect Leaders

1/16/2024
We are continuing with our new season with a dive into personal transformation in leadership and entrepreneurship. We’ve worked with leaders all over the world and these high-achievers often fall into common unconscious patterns that stifle their creativity and limit their growth. If you are a growth-oriented leader, you can learn to reclaim your unconscious potential to reduce stress and overwhelm and feel empowered to reach your dreams. Join us as we blend Eastern Spirituality and Jungian psychology in a coaching model for an enlightened path to meaningful success. In this episode, we discuss three dominant leader personalities: controlling, avoidant, and indecisive. We dive deep into each one, uncovering the emotional triggers and unconscious fears that may be holding back your potential. Your journey is unique, and your insights are invaluable. Have ideas for topics on leadership or entrepreneurship you'd like us to explore? Drop us a comment or send them our way via email. We’d love to hear from you! Interested in Jungian Life Coaching? Download your free program brochure: https://www.creativemindlife.com/program-brochure Stay Connected with Debra and Dr. Rob: Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Facebook | creativemindlife.com | Email: connect@creativemindmethod.com

Duration:00:39:38

Becoming an Enlightened Leader

1/9/2024
We're peeling back the layers of what it means to be not just a business owner but becoming an enlightened leader in today's ever-evolving world. We're excited to map out the series ahead, exploring the psychology that drives entrepreneurial success and the spiritual growth that can coexist and thrive alongside it. Taking cues from both Maslow's hierarchy and Jung's theories, we'll dive into the importance of transcending the ego for self-actualization and touching upon those transcendental needs. In this episode, we discuss: Interested in Jungian Life Coaching? Download your free program brochure: https://www.creativemindlife.com/program-brochure Stay Connected with Debra and Dr. Rob: Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Facebook | creativemindlife.com | Email: connect@creativemindmethod.com

Duration:00:49:31

Soul Sessions Spotlight: How to Live Your Purpose

1/2/2024
Did you know that 99% of the world is wired for “just enough,” and work is more about survival than abundance and fulfillment? We share how you can begin to understand your approach to work so that you can find a meaningful career that is both abundant and fulfilling. In this episode continuing our series on How to Succeed without Losing Your Soul, we explore: • The difference between a “worker” mindset and a “creator” mindset • How to be a successful creator without fear of failure • Discovering your passion project that lights up your soul Interested in Jungian Life Coaching? Download your free program brochure: https://www.creativemindlife.com/program-brochure Stay Connected with Debra and Dr. Rob: Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Facebook | creativemindlife.com | Email: connect@creativemindmethod.com

Duration:00:34:42

Using Your Dreams for Self-Realization

12/26/2023
When going through the individuation process, dreams can play a vital role in uncovering the Self. In this episode, we focus on the final stage of Individuation: self-realization and using your dreams for self-realization to let go of the ego and embrace a higher purpose. We discuss: Interested in Jungian Life Coaching? Download your free program brochure: https://www.creativemindlife.com/program-brochure Stay Connected with Debra and Dr. Rob: Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Facebook | creativemindlife.com | Email: connect@creativemindmethod.com

Duration:00:32:28

How to Explore Your Animus in Dreams

12/19/2023
Learn how to explore your Animus (or Anima) in dreams with this week's Soul Sessions episode. We'll also dive into the power of dreams, the pivotal role of Anima and Animus in our personal growth, and how they relate to our ability to create free will in our lives. We discuss: Interested in Jungian Life Coaching? Download your free program brochure: https://www.creativemindlife.com/program-brochure Stay Connected with Debra and Dr. Rob: Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Facebook | creativemindlife.com | Email: connect@creativemindmethod.com

Duration:00:34:52

How to Work With Your Shadow in Dreams

12/12/2023
In this episode, we explore how to work with your shadow in dreams, from insight to integration of aspects of your shadow self. By working with shadow dreams, you can begin to tap into your full inner power. We discuss: Interested in Jungian Life Coaching? Download your free program brochure: https://www.creativemindlife.com/program-brochure Stay Connected with Debra and Dr. Rob: Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Facebook | creativemindlife.com | Email: connect@creativemindmethod.com

Duration:00:39:33

Your Guide to Dream Types

12/5/2023
As we dive deeper into dreams this series, we will explore the different types of dreams and their impact as powerful tools for personal development. As your guide to dream types, this episode discusses: Interested in Jungian Life Coaching? Download your free program brochure: https://www.creativemindlife.com/program-brochure Stay Connected with Debra and Dr. Rob: Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Facebook | creativemindlife.com | Email: connect@creativemindmethod.com

Duration:00:35:59

Why Dream Interpretation is Important for Your Life

11/28/2023
This episode explores the world of dreams and why dream interpretation is important in our lives. From Freud bringing dreams into the social science scene to Jung exploring the mystical side of dreams and the unconscious, we discuss: Interested in Jungian Life Coaching? Download your free program brochure: https://www.creativemindlife.com/program-brochure Stay Connected with Debra and Dr. Rob: Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Facebook | creativemindlife.com | Email: connect@creativemindmethod.com

Duration:00:38:56

3 Challenges of Individuation

11/21/2023
We explore the subject of individuation, the path towards self-realization and integrating our conscious persona with our personal unconscious. In this episode, we discuss the 3 primary challenges that pit the individual against the collective: Interested in Jungian Life Coaching? Download your free program brochure: https://www.creativemindlife.com/program-brochure Stay Connected with Debra and Dr. Rob: Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Facebook | creativemindlife.com | Email: connect@creativemindmethod.com

Duration:00:41:10

How to Use Adversity to Create a Meaningful Life with Linda Davies

11/14/2023
Certified Jungian Life Coach and Bestselling Author Linda Davies joins Debra on Soul Sessions to explore how to use adversity to create a meaningful life and discuss her latest book, "What Every Woman Needs to Know to Create Financial Abundance." Linda shares her personal stories and insights into: • What to do when wealth isn't enough anymore • Leaving your job to follow your dreams • How to use your adversity to create a meaningful and awakened life Get Linda's books: What Every Woman Needs to Know to Create Financial Abundance10 Things Everyone Needs to Know About MoneyHostageInterested in Jungian Life Coaching? Download your free program brochure: https://www.creativemindlife.com/program-brochure Stay Connected with Debra and Dr. Rob: Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Facebook | creativemindlife.com | Email: connect@creativemindmethod.com

Duration:00:35:58

How to Awaken the Divine Child Within

11/7/2023
Throughout history and in myths, we find the divine child archetype. But this archetype is not just a mythological figure; it also resides within each of us. In this episode, we explore the prophecies, adversity and ultimate triumphs surrounding historical “chosen ones” and the potential to awaken the divine child within us. We discuss: Interested in Jungian Life Coaching? Download your free program brochure: https://www.creativemindlife.com/program-brochure Stay Connected with Debra and Dr. Rob: Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Facebook | creativemindlife.com | Email: connect@creativemindmethod.com

Duration:00:34:06

Our Relationship with the Divine Through the Father Archetype

10/31/2023
We explore the Father (God) archetype and our relationship with the Divine. Referencing the Book of Job from the Old Testament and Carl Jung’s “Answer to Job,” the concept of the Father archetype and its connection to the Self is examined. In this episode, we discuss: Interested in Jungian Life Coaching? Download your free program brochure: https://www.creativemindlife.com/program-brochure Stay Connected with Debra and Dr. Rob: Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Facebook | creativemindlife.com | Email: connect@creativemindmethod.com

Duration:00:32:42

Why You Need the Trickster for Creativity

10/24/2023
If you’re looking for that creative spark, you need to welcome in the trickster archetype. Although the trickster brings chaos and unpredictability, there are many benefits to its presence in our lives. In this episode, we discuss: Interested in Jungian Life Coaching? Download your free program brochure: https://www.creativemindlife.com/program-brochure Stay Connected with Debra and Dr. Rob: Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Facebook | creativemindlife.com | Email: connect@creativemindmethod.com

Duration:00:40:39

James Hollis, PhD on the Individuation Process

10/17/2023
Speaker, professor, Jungian analyst and bestselling author Dr. James Hollis joins us on Soul Sessions to discuss Carl Jung’s Individuation process and topics found in his new book, “A Life of Meaning.” Our culture tells us to seek wealth, power, prestige, or even enrollment in someone else’s idea of a worthy cause—yet where do we turn when these paths fail to fulfill our need for purpose? In this episode, we explore: Purchase “A Life of Meaning” by Dr. James Hollis: https://www.amazon.com/Life-Meaning-Relocating-Spiritual-Gravity/dp/1649630727 Interested in Jungian Life Coaching? Download your free program brochure: https://www.creativemindlife.com/program-brochure Stay Connected with Debra and Dr. Rob: Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Facebook | creativemindlife.com | Email: connect@creativemindmethod.com

Duration:01:01:39

How to Work with the Mother Archetype

10/10/2023
Explore the Mother Archetype in the personal experience and the collective unconscious. We dive deep into the realms of the Mother Archetype, uncovering its impact on our relationships, our sense of self, and our understanding of the world. In this episode, we discuss: Interested in Jungian Life Coaching? Download your free program brochure: https://www.creativemindlife.com/program-brochure Stay Connected with Debra and Dr. Rob: Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Facebook | creativemindlife.com | Email: connect@creativemindmethod.com

Duration:00:43:15