Thursday & Friday
12am & 12pmET
Mind Health Matters with Bernie Siegel M.D.
Dr.Bernie shares his stories and expert advice on topics around Health and Healing. Bernie’s messages of hope, happiness and love are extended to all who seek a whole person approach for living life fully. Deborah Beauvais is honored to bring a feminine perspective to the show. Bernie’s guests are in the health and healing genre. Topics range from Bernie’s amazing journey of life to his books and favorite authors’ quotes, to God and everything in between.
Dr. Bernie Siegel–revered thought-leader, retired surgeon, and prolific author–offers meaningful life-lessons!
“The future is unconsciously created long in advance.” Carl Jung
Dr. Bernie Siegel broke new ground with his monumental book Love, Medicine and Miracles. Today Bernie continues to impart wisdom about the true nature of life and love in his entertaining and enlightening debut fiction novel Three Men, Six Lives.
A grand adventure born of Bernie’s experience of his current and past lives awaits you. When three conflicted men search for deeper meaning in their lives, through their sometimes painful and amusing explorations they discover there are no coincidences. Life begins to make sense when Jon attends a past life workshop held by the famed Dr. Brian Weiss and relives his past life trauma as a troubled teenage boy. What he remembers steers the direction of his life and the lives of George and Carmine. Join this unlikely trio as they learn that love not only heals, but it endures. Sometimes the paths in life that look like detours are just different ways to get to where we are meant to be all along.
New Book, Publisher Hay House “No Endings, Only Beginnings: A Doctor’s Notes on Living, Loving, and Learning Who You Are. Authors Dr. Bernie Siegel & Cynthia J. Hurn”
“Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dr. Bernie Siegel is the author of many books on the healing power of the body and the spirit, but this time he wants encourage readers not only to learn from his life and advice, but to create their own manuals for living as well. With the quotes that have filled the pages of his journals and the lessons he has gleaned from them over the years, this book serves as inspiration for readers to assemble their own book of collected wisdom–and their own understanding of the answers to life’s big questions.
New Book, Sacred Stories Publishing “When You Realize How Perfect Everything Is: A Conversation About Life Between Grandfather and Grandson”
When you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky. – Anonymous
Go on a journey of wonder and grace with NY Times bestselling author Bernie Siegel, MD and his grandson, Charlie Siegel. Open your heart as grandfather and grandson weave a conversation of love across the generations, sharing what it means to see beyond the challenges of life to the beauty in life’s lessons. Bernie and Charlie remind us that we are all knocked down sometimes by life’s difficulties, but it is the rising back up that counts. That when we dare to experience life to its’ fullest, the imperfections of life are an opportunity for us to grow. Join grandfather and grandson as they bring you the wisdom of the ages to help men and women of all ages. Listen deeply to the profound insights contained within their poetic words. Be encouraged as their deep faith, inspired writings, and messages of hope share their belief that the imperfections of life are truly what is perfect about it.
Broadcasts Weekly Thursday & Friday 12am & 12pmET
Dr. Bernie’s Guest This Week
THE PRACTICE OF EMBODYING EMOTIONS: A Guide To Improving Cognitive, Emotional, and Behavioral Outcomes
In THE PRACTICE OF EMBODYING EMOTIONS: A GUIDE TO IMPROVING COGNITIVE, EMOTIONAL, AND BEHAVIORAL OUTCOMES (North Atlantic Books, March 2022, Paperback), Raja Selvam, psychologist and creator of Integral Somatic Psychology (ISP), draws on this research to develop a comprehensive program for embodying emotions that can be used by professionals and lay people alike. In this groundbreaking work, Selvam offers an accessible summary of the latest research coupled with simple but effective exercises for putting emotional embodiment into practice. As we grapple with the emotional upheaval from the pandemic, political polarization, and uncertainty about the future THE PRACTICE OF EMBODYING EMOTIONS offers cutting-edge help at a time when we need it the most.
Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP™) is an effective somatic psychology approach that helps clients achieve optimal mental health by fully embodying their emotions.
ISP has been developed to shorten therapy times and improve diverse outcomes (physical, energetic, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, relational, and spiritual) in all therapy modalities including body psychotherapy systems such as Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. It can also be taught to clients as a self-help tool for healing, and for enhancing their lives. www.integralsomaticpsychology.com
In his new book, Raja Selvam, psychologist and creator of an innovative new therapeutic modality, draws on the latest science to show how embodying emotions leads to better mental health and well-being. He also offers key embodiment practices for regulating emotion that we need more than ever as stress from the pandemic and its fallout skyrockets.
When difficult emotions like anxiety and sadness take hold, we can easily begin to feel overwhelmed. Traditional approaches focus on shifting our mental state, but cutting-edge research has shown that emotions involve our bodies as much as our minds. Regulating them then should take an integrative and whole-body approach.
RAJA SELVAM, PhD, is the developer of Integral Somatic Psychology, an approach based on the paradigm of embodied cognition, emotion, and behavior in cognitive and affective neuroscience. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and a senior trainer in Dr. Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing program. Dr. Selvam has taught for 25 years in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. His work is informed by diverse disciplines, mainstream modalities of psychoanalysis and Jungian psychology, body psychotherapy approaches of Bioenergetic analysis and Bodynamic analysis, bodywork and energywork systems of biodynamic craniosacral therapy and Polarity therapy, affective neuroscience, quantum physics, yoga, meditation, and Advaita Vedanta. Selvam’s work includes the 2013 “Jung and Consciousness,” published in Spring; the 2008 study “Somatic Therapy Treatment Effects with Tsunami Survivors,” published in Traumatology, on the outcomes of working with Indian survivors of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami; and leading international teams of mental health professionals to work with survivors of war, violence, and loss in Sri Lanka after end of the civil war in 2009, from 2012 to 2014.
Learn more about Dr. Bernie here: http://berniesiegelmd.com/
BIO: For many, Dr. Bernard Siegel—or Bernie, as he prefers to be called—needs no introduction. He has touched many lives all over the Planet. In 1978, he reached a national and then international audience when he began talking about patient empowerment and the choice to live fully and die in peace. As a physician who has cared for and counseled innumerable people whose mortality has been threatened by illness, Bernie embraces a philosophy of living and dying that stands at the forefront of the medical ethics and spiritual issues our Society grapples with today. In May 2011, Bernie was honored by the Watkins Review of London, England, as one of the Top 20 Spiritually Influential Living People on the Planet. He continues to break new ground in the field of healing, supporting changes in medical education to “humanize” medical practice.
Bernie was born in Brooklyn, NY, and attended Colgate University and Cornell University Medical College. He graduated with honors and holds membership in two scholastic honor societies, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. He trained to become a surgeon at Yale New Haven Hospital, West Haven Veteran’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. In 1989, Bernie retired from Yale as an Assistant Clinical Professor of General and Pediatric Surgery to speak to patients, their families and caregivers.
In his 12th book, published in September 2011, entitled A BOOK OF MIRACLES—Inspiring True Stories of Healing, Gratitude, and Love, Bernie is described in the Foreword written by Deepak Chopra who tells us “Bernie Siegel began his writing career twenty-five years ago, and from the outset he didn’t shy away from miracles. http://berniesiegelmd.com/
Know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest
wisdom and the most radiant beauty.
~ Albert Einstein
A few years ago I traveled by ship, as part of a tour, to see the Alaskan wilderness. During one of the day trips to view a glacier, a sudden snowstorm limited my visibility. I became separated from my guide and the group. When the squall ceased, I could see no one, and there was no response to my calls.
Alone on the cold barren mountainside I began to fear for my life. Then I remembered what I tell everyone at workshops: “When you don’t know what to do, say a prayer.” I prayed for God to save me, but nothing happened.
As it grew dark I began to give up hope until I saw someone approaching. I waved and attracted his attention. It was an Eskimo returning from a seal hunt. He tucked me into his sled and brought me back to civilization and my group. I felt God had deserted me until I realized who had sent the Eskimo.
You never know how God will answer your prayers. Have faith; the answer may even come in the form of an Eskimo.