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Waking Up Bipolar with Chris Cole | Bipolar disorder, spiritual awakening, and everything in between.

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Chris Cole hosts the Waking Up Bipolar podcast, focused on the intersection of bipolar disorder and spiritual awakening. He is the author of The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness, inspired by his own journey of spiritual unfolding and mental health challenges. Chris Cole offers life coaching for any number of mental health conditions, specializing in bipolar disorder and spiritual emergence. Chris’s experience with addiction, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, psychosis, and spiritual emergency allows him to relate to a wide range of clients. He utilizes a holistic approach to mental health which views wellness in physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual domains. Learn more about Chris and his work at colecoaching.com.

Chris Cole hosts the Waking Up Bipolar podcast, focused on the intersection of bipolar disorder and spiritual awakening. He is the author of The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness, inspired by his own journey of spiritual unfolding and mental health challenges. Chris Cole offers life coaching for any number of mental health conditions, specializing in bipolar disorder and spiritual emergence. Chris’s experience with addiction, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, psychosis, and spiritual emergency allows him to relate to a wide range of clients. He utilizes a holistic approach to mental health which views wellness in physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual domains. Learn more about Chris and his work at colecoaching.com.

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United States

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Chris Cole hosts the Waking Up Bipolar podcast, focused on the intersection of bipolar disorder and spiritual awakening. He is the author of The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness, inspired by his own journey of spiritual unfolding and mental health challenges. Chris Cole offers life coaching for any number of mental health conditions, specializing in bipolar disorder and spiritual emergence. Chris’s experience with addiction, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, psychosis, and spiritual emergency allows him to relate to a wide range of clients. He utilizes a holistic approach to mental health which views wellness in physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual domains. Learn more about Chris and his work at colecoaching.com.

Language:

English

Contact:

303-225-9606


Episodes

Dr. Daniel Bober: Depression in the Times of Coronavirus

11/22/2020
Dr. Bober attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Adult/Child/Adolescent Psychiatry training at the Yale University School of Medicine and a fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. Dr. Bober served as a mental health policy fellow in the U.S. Senate through the American Psychiatric Association and the Yale University School of Medicine. While working in Congress, he championed the...

Duration:00:41:36

Welcome to the Aspen Grove

11/11/2020
For years, I've been asked about group offerings as a way to mitigate costs for coaching, and to benefit from multiple perspectives at once. Because I offer a peer-expert model of coaching, each of us are in the wisdom seat of our own journey. When we work in groups, there can be exponential growth as we support each other and learn from one another. After years of speaking and workshop offerings, I'm really excited to start this online group coaching format. We're going to have a lot to...

Duration:00:02:07

Sean Blackwell 2: Bipolar, Spirituality, and Rebooting

11/4/2020
Chris Cole hosts the Waking Up Bipolar podcast, focused on the intersection of bipolar disorder and spiritual awakening. He is the author of The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness, inspired by his own journey of spiritual unfolding and mental health challenges. Chris Cole offers life coaching for any number of mental health conditions, specializing in bipolar disorder and spiritual emergence. Chris’s experience with addiction, disordered eating, body dysmorphia,...

Duration:00:54:50

When Depression is Awakening: Attachment, Faith, and God

2/26/2019
In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole shares a recovery talk for the Center for Spiritual Living Boulder Valley, a spiritual center of worship based on the teachings of Dr. Ernest Holmes. The purpose of the Center of Spiritual Living Boulder Valley is to celebrate divinity, embrace humanity, and create community. Their mission is to provide tools and support to awaken the community to its spiritual magnificence. And the vision is to inspire and uplift every one of us to transform...

Duration:01:15:02

Internalizing Insanity: Presenting Psychosis as Trauma, Diversity, and Insight

2/13/2019
In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole shares a recovery talk for for the Interfaith Network on Mental Illness, a non-profit in Boulder, Colorado that helps our many spiritual and religious communities have greater access and resources for mental health. INMI, the Interfaith Network on Mental Illness, maintains the mission to increase awareness and understanding of mental illness among clergy, staff, lay leaders and members of faith communities and help them more effectively...

Duration:00:57:13

Natural Highs: Radical Recovery, Inner Change, and Social Engagement

2/10/2019
In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole shares a recovery talk for Natural Highs, a non-profit in Boulder, Colorado that helps young people connect to sober living and each other. Natural Highs is an interactive strengths-based substance abuse prevention/intervention peer mentor program that is co-created by teens to empower teens and their communities around healthy lifestyle choices and creating a positive peer culture. Our MISSION is to empower teens and adults to become...

Duration:00:25:41

Dan Griffin: Me Too, Man Rules, and Liberating Dichotomies

1/22/2019
In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Dan Griffin—addictions expert, public speaker, and host of the Man Rules podcast. Dan has dedicated his life and work to exploring and redefining what it means to be a man in the 21st century. He is committed to helping men be better men, by understanding the impact of the Man Rules on their lives. Dan also helps men find the success in their personal lives they are striving for in their professional ones. Griffin’s book, A Man’s...

Duration:00:52:33

Sara Gael: Zendo Project, Transpersonal Healing, and the Psychedelic Renaissance

11/9/2018
In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Sara Gael—transpersonal psychotherapist and Director of Harm Reduction for MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. Sara began working with MAPS in 2012, coordinating psychedelic harm reduction services at festivals and events worldwide with the Zendo Project. Sara is a Sub-Investigator for the MAPS Phase 2 clinical trial of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD in Boulder, CO. She received her Master’s...

Duration:00:52:11

Amber Wood: Mind-Body Connections, Discovering Purpose, and Shifting Authority

9/13/2018
In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Amber Wood—licensed clinician specializing in functional and evolutionary medicine. Amber Wood is passionate about medicine that is natural, evidence-based, and effective. Her primary goal is to help restore vitality. Amber brings a wealth of knowledge as a clinician to both her personal life and her clients. When she became a mother, Amber decided it was much like being an extreme, endurance athlete. She learned the critical role...

Duration:00:42:04

Tada Hozumi: White Fragility, Activism Burnout, and Cultural Somatic Healing

8/16/2018
In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Tada Hozumi—body-centered therapist, coach, and group facilitator. Tada (them/they) is a genderqueer person of color of Japanese descent. They are certified as an expressive arts therapist and have also received teachings in dance movement therapy, qigong, somatic sex education, and authentic facilitation. Their work is also deeply informed by their devoted training in "popping," an umbrella term for mechanical street dances that...

Duration:01:15:51

Dr. Kelly Brogan: Radical Healing, Ugly Crying, and Celebrating Possibilities

7/31/2018
In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Kelly Brogan, MD—holistic women’s health psychiatrist, author of the NY Times Bestselling book, A Mind of Your Own, and co-editor of the landmark textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depression. Dr. Kelly Brogan completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from M.I.T. in Systems Neuroscience. She is board certified in psychiatry,...

Duration:00:30:34

Dr. Michael Guy Thompson: R. D. Laing, Spiritual Love, and The Politics of Experience

7/20/2018
In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Dr. Michael Guy Thompson—clinical psychologist, educator, and student of the late R.D. Laing. Dr. Thompson moved to London in 1973 to work with R.D. Laing, where he also trained as a psychoanalyst. In 1980 he returned to San Francisco where he founded Free Association, a psychoanalytic salon devoted to integrating phenomenology and psychoanalysis. He subsequently joined the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California in San...

Duration:00:44:32

Ode to Lord (Bill) Ian Vincent Scheffel

7/17/2018
The name Ian means "Gift from God." Bill-Ian was a Drala Master of the Crazy Wisdom Lineage, as well as a Sufi Mystic, Celtic Buddhist, Bipolar Human Being, and Best Friend. Please visit westernmountain.org, verticaltimeyoga.com, and transcendingmadness.com to receive blessings from the great work of Lord (Bill) Ian Vincent Scheffel. RIP 7/8/2018. JOIN THE DISCUSSION at https://www.facebook.com/groups/wakingupbipolar Chris Cole hosts the Waking Up Bipolar podcast, focused on the...

Duration:00:07:32

Chris Cole: Reappropriating Bipolar Beyond Pathology

6/28/2018
In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole reads from a recent article, "Reappropriating Bipolar Beyond Pathology," published on Mad in America's webzine, madinamerica.com. You can read the article here: https://www.madinamerica.com/2018/06/reappropriating-bipolar-beyond-pathology/ The primary reason I chose to publish this piece on Mad in America, versus other sites, is that Mad in America has a sharp, critical, and intellectual readership, informed by both science and experience. I...

Duration:00:16:01

Kiana Fitzgerald: Ye Love, Manic Tweets, and Complex Bipolarism

6/14/2018
In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Kiana Fitzgerald—music journalist, editor, editorial producer, and DJ. She's currently a staff writer for Complex, an award-winning, multimedia website that focuses on hip-hop music, culture, style, sports and sneakers. She attended Texas State University, where she received a bachelor's in journalism and a master's in new media. Before landing at Complex, she worked for NPR, and a small creative studio that focused on empowering...

Duration:00:45:01

Chris Cole: Bipolar like Kanye West

6/8/2018
In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks to the recent news of Kanye West coming out as bipolar, especially amid so much political and cultural controversy. What are the implications for the rest of humanity? How do we relate to the complexity of Kanye West and ourselves? There is an opportunity emerging for us to explore a greater depth of understanding, both in our own psyches and the collective. JOIN THE DISCUSSION at https://www.facebook.com/groups/wakingupbipolar Chris...

Duration:00:10:39

Sean Blackwell: Bipolar, Awakening, Crisis, and Bipolar Awakening Crisis

5/25/2018
In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Sean Blackwell—YouTube sensation, author, retreat facilitator, and spiritual messenger. Since 2007, Sean Blackwell has been researching and teaching about the spiritual dimension and healing potential of bipolar disorder, through his YouTube channel, bipolarORwakingUP. His videos graphically illustrate subjects such as spiritual emergency, transpersonal psychology, and the evolution of consciousness, always demonstrating how these...

Duration:00:50:30

Victoria Maxwell: Naked Psychosis, Imperfect Bodies, and Spiritual Medication

5/8/2018
In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Victoria Maxwell—mental health speaker, performer, and wellness warrior. She lives with bipolar disorder, anxiety and psychosis, and for more than 17 years has been presenting keynotes and workshops on mental illness and recovery, creativity, wellness and self-care. Victoria Maxwell’s keynote performances and workshops help individuals and organizations comfortably talk about mental health and better understand the ‘insider’s’...

Duration:00:42:30

Kelli Foulkrod: Yoga Therapy, Social Engagement, and Organic Mental Health

4/17/2018
In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Kelli Foulkrod—licensed psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and healing arts practitioner located in Austin, Texas. For the past 16 years, Kelli has been working in the mental health field and practicing yoga and meditation. Kelli approaches mental health from a holistic lens, and incorporates the body, soul, and spirit into modalities for addressing human suffering. She is an advocate for informed consent in mental health treatments in...

Duration:00:41:25

Aubrey Good: International Bipolar Foundation, World Bipolar Day, and #BIPOLARSTRONG

3/23/2018
In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Aubrey Good—Program Coordinator for the International Bipolar Foundation. Aubrey was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 18, and she hopes to use her experiences and knowledge to help bring awareness and education about bipolar disorder. Aubrey is particularly passionate about mental health reform in the criminal justice system and underserved communities. Her background in the United States military also motivates her to break down...

Duration:00:31:11