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.
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.
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...
In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Dr. Emma Bragdon—author, psychologist, and integrative mental health expert. Dr. Bragdon is the Founder and Executive Director of Integrative Mental Health for You. She has written extensively on topics of spirituality and mental health, including seven books. Dr. Bragdon provides lectures and trainings internationally, and is one of the preeminent leaders in the area of spiritual emergency and spiritual crisis.
In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Jeff Warren —writer and meditation teacher. Jeff is the author of The Head Trip, a travel guide to sleeping, dreaming and waking, and co-author of the current New York Times bestselling Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book. He is also Founder and Chief Exploring Officer of The Consciousness Explorers Club, a nonprofit meditation adventure group in Toronto.
SparkTalks, dynamic presentations that share the wisdom of Naropa University’s alumni, will open your heart, broaden your perspective, and enliven your spirit. At age 18, Chris experienced what he thought was a spiritual awakening, only to be diagnosed with acute manic psychosis. After struggling for years amid an affinity for spiritual material and an aversion to psychopathology, he now finds refuge in Love, which holds space for it all.