Keyvan Golestaneh Interviews
Interviews with More Holistic Health Professionals
Meet Marion Rosen
Founder of Rosen Method Bodywork
Marion’s last interview at her home in Berkeley, CA, before her death (6/24/1914 – 1/18/2012)
One of 3 pioneers, along with Wilhelm Reich and Ida Rolf, in the development of body and somatic-oriented therapies for the integration of the body and mind and experiencing the embodied Self. These seminal figures are the source of the diverse trends and styles of bodywork and therapies we find flowering in the west today.
- Part 1: How the body changes over time, bringing awareness to the body, “armor of the body” (contraction and relaxation), inner knowing, and learning the Rosen technique
- Part 2: Rosen’s early work in 1930s Munich, connection to Wilhelm Reich, experiences stored in the body, learning about the self, and connections between Rosen method and psychology and psychotherapy
- Part 3: Patient experiences and progress, connecting the physical body to emotional memory, bringing awareness to emotional pain, and creating a safe space vs. premature diagnosing
- Part 4: The body and universal truths, disclosure about body work philosophy, the role of bodywork within the context of U.S. health care system
- Part 5: Traits of Rosen instructors, connections to physical therapy, movement in the approach, managing prejudgments, transformation of practitioners and happiness as innate.
Introducing Sheila Kitzinger
Pioneer Anthropologist, Women’s Health Advocate, Activist
Sheila made many contributions to women’s health during her lifetime. (3/1929 – 4/2015)
Natural Childbirth advocate, Author on cross-cultural childbirth and pregnancy – Over 20 books on the subject of pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, midwifery, woman’s sexuality to politics
– A Passion for Birth: My Life: Anthropology, Family and Feminism
– The Good Birth Guide
– Birth & Sex: The Power and the Passion
- Part 1: Kitzinger’s professional background, her definition of and attraction to anthropology, exploring the quality of experiences, studying women in different cultural contexts, practice of midwifery and home births in England, treating illness vs. feeling healthy, social construction of gender, cultural influences on experience of childbirth, changes in birth practices, time and control during childbirth, relationship between biomedical and cultural birth practices, politics and science, the possibility of being apolitical and objective, women’s decision to choose a c-section.
- Part 2: The experience of pain in different cultures, attitudes toward breastfeeding, activism for women’s rights, the role of Kitzinger’s work in modern culture, government mandates on health, resources for women preparing for childbirth, decisions regarding childbirth positions, future projects, diet and pregnancy
Welcome Jacalyn Duffin, M.D.
Author, Physician, and Medical Historian
Dr. Duffin is an author of several books:
– History of Medicine: A Scandalously Short Introduction
– Lovers and Livers: Disease Concepts in History
– Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints and Healing in the Modern World
– Medical Saints: Cosmos and Damian in a Postmodern World
- Part 1: Duffin’s background, interdisciplinary nature of history and medicine, skepticism and the history of medicine, milestones in medical history, Western and Eastern medical histories, medicalization of human life, classification and testing of symptoms and diseases in different paradigms
- Part 2: Patient expectations for results, bio-technical developments’ influence on medical processes, untended consequences of medical treatments, role of pharmaceutical companies on modern medicine, theoretical models of disease, patterns of treatment over time.
Meet Gil Hedley, Ph.D.
Integral Anatomist, Rolfer, Somanaut
Gil Hedley earned a BA from Duke in Religious Studies, an MA in the study of Religion and a Ph.D. in Theological Ethics from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. He is a Certified Rolfer (Structural Integration)
Gil has been teaching integral anatomy in the dissection laboratory, via keynotes and speaking tours, and online via his extensive website since 1994. He is the producer of The Integral Anatomy Series and the Anatomy from A to Z Project, the author of several books, and the creator of the Silver Pars Intima Model. He is based at the Institute for Anatomical Research in Colorado Springs, CO, which he serves as Board President. www.gilhedley.com
Keyvan Interviews Gil Hedley
- Part 1: Somanautics, ethics and the body, spirituality and materiality, and integral vs. regional anatomy.
- Part 2: Working with donated bodies, experiences of anatomy workshop participants, defining the body through different paradigms.
- Part 3: Cultural presumptions of the body, options for bodily treatment, responsibility for life experience and traits of a thriving body.
Say hello to Marion Nestle, Ph.D.
Integral Anatomist, Rolfer, Somanaut
Marion is a politics of food and diet professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University, and a former professor of Sociology at NYU.
– Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health
– Eat, Drink, Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics
– Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics
– Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat
Meet Judith Delozier, M.A.
Co-developer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming-NLP
- Part 1: Delozier’s background, Neuro-Linguistic programming (NLP) and modeling excellence, the purpose to NLP and its origins, unpacking the concept of “programming,” acquiring NLP services, key NLP texts, motivations for seeking NLP.
- Part 2: NLP and basic human skills, NLP and the structure of the human experience, NLP techniques and uses, problem solving and personal evolution, cultural context of NLP, NLP and science, what constitutes health.
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