#20 Sam's "Survivor" Story: Part 2
If you have not yet listened to “Sam’s ‘Survivor’ Story: Part 1”, you will want to begin there before starting this episode.
The conversation continues down the path of uncovering the emotions that lead to Sam’s frustrations about applied terminology, in regards to trauma sufferers. While there are social aspects to these issues, Dr. Guldal guides Sam to go inward instead of outward to find the truest source of healing.
#19 Sam's "Survivor" Story: Part 1
A work meeting between Dr. Guldal and Sam (Are You Awake? team member), turns into much more. In Part 1 of this very candid episode, the two dive into the complex issue of identifying current feelings based around past trauma.
Sam struggles to embrace the qualifying titles: “victim” vs. “survivor”; while Dr. Guldal facilitates the uncovering of Sam’s subconscious, to root out the underlying issues that are preventing her from healing.
The phrase “gut-feeling” became popular in the 1970’s, but its heritage is quite ancient. The way we now refer to the “heart” as the place where emotions reside, was originally believed (by the Greeks and many others) to have existed in the human gut, and really, that makes more sense.
We hear “follow your gut”, “gut-reaction” and “gut-feeling” because our gut is actually our second brain. Typically, it is telling us how we are feeling before the thought has even formulated in our minds. It’s the place where emotions manifest physically AND where your diet is digested for nutrients and distributed to the body. If you think about it, your gut is quite busy and important; so you better learn how to take care of it.
#18 Got Guts?
#17 Rude Awakening
It’s morning. You know its morning because you were just blasted awake by your alarm. Fumbling to press the snooze button, you feel your heart beating out of your chest. There is roughly 5 minutes for you to tell yourself you are too tired to get up, that you don’t want to do this, and scroll through your mental Rolodex to find a plausible and believable excuse to stay in bed. Then the dreaded snooze alarm charges you again. Sound familiar?
So many of us feel this on a daily basis, or experience it often enough to be able to write a book on the sensation. We are haunted, and it is daunting. BUT here’s a thought…add two more thoughts when you wake! That may sound counter-intuitive. It may even seem crazy, but listen to find out why it’s exactly what the doctor prescribes.
#16 Your Soul's Calling with Mark the Dog Guy
Mark the Dog Guy (Mark Imhof) joins Dr. Guldal this week for a very special interview! Mark Imhof is a business consultant turned dog groomer who has changed the course of his own life, and in the process has changed the lives of many others. You might have seen his story sprawling across the internet, and for good reason: it is inspiring!
All of us battle with the pressures of what we “should be doing” or who we “should be”, and that can muffle the voice in our soul that is telling us, “this is who you are”. Mark and Dr. Guldal discuss why stories like his catch on like wildfire, how he knew he was making the right choice, and his hands-on method of compassion generates hope, joy and “forever homes”. Listen to a real life story of someone who embraced their soul’s calling, and then…listen to your soul.
#15 Breaking Bread. Breaking Habits.
Let’s look at some of the events that we anticipate with joy: movie night, Super Bowl Sunday, the holidays with family, a romantic date, an evening with friends, or brunch (who doesn’t love brunch?). What do all of these things have in common? Food. Sweet-sweet food. It is typical of all cultures to come together and share deep bonding moments and rituals over the act of breaking bread.
So if neurons that fire together – wire together, it is no surprise that certain foods, the moment we even think of them, evoke a strong sense of comfort and happiness. But what happens when comfort becomes control?
#14 Shame In. Blame Out. Part 3: Thought Stopping
Now that we have learned what shame and blame are comprised of, how they manifest, and what they look like, we are left with one question, “What now?”
Sometimes we are trapped in the environment that breeds these feelings, and it can appear daunting to overcome; maybe even impossible. It is in these moments that entering an awakened state is imperative.
We may not have control of our circumstances, but we are always in control of our thoughts. In Part 3 of this series, Dr. Guldal advises us on how to prevail if we are suffering from one or both of these.
#13 Shame In. Blame Out. Part 2: Billie’s Story
In this week’s continuation of “Shame In. Blame Out.”, we have a special surprise! Serendipitously, one of Dr. Guldal’s former clients makes a surprise visit right as recording was about to start. Billie was one of Dr. Guldal’s earliest patients, and was suffering from the roughest case of shame that Dr. Guldal had witnessed up to that point.
Listen to hear a true and personal story about what it is like to live with shame. Hear some of the not so obvious ways shame enters a person’s psyche, and the ways in which therapy can transform a life and impact future generations. This is a truly beautiful episode you don’t want to miss.
#12 Shame In. Blame Out. Part 1
Have you been told many times, “Stop saying ‘sorry’. You say it too much.”? While walking, are you a person who looks down to their feet and the ground? Do you have poor posture? If you are answering “yes” to these, you may be showing symptoms of shame.
We are learning through this show that ALL parts of us are connected. If we experience something in the mind, it will manifest itself in our bodies, our spirit, and our actions. Shame, of course, is not exempt, and sometimes our shame contorts itself to actions of blame.
Dr. Guldal goes in-depth on why we experience shame and blame, and how these two show themselves. “Shame In. Blame Out.” will be a multiple episode series; so please tune in next week for Part 2.
#11 Conscious Companionship
The knowledge one gains through personal life experience is deeply ingrained into subconscious, and is often the guiding force for behavior, self-talk, and the company one chooses to keep.
This experiential knowledge can dictate who we are attracted to and who we attract. Our relationships are vital to our lives, but if we don’t take a step back to reflect, we might be unwittingly repeating unresolved relationships of the past. We deserve to have companionship that empowers us and tends to us with love. So ask yourself, who are you hanging out with?
#10 Save Myself or Save the World?
The world, in its vastness, contains innumerable issues. And with today’s technology, global news sweeps our televisions, phones, computers, and radios on a 24/7 reel. We are presented with headlines of drought, terrorism, police violence, refugees in crisis, and global warming. These concerns are real and heavy, and it is important for us to do our part.
We begin to look around ourselves for queues of how to respond and what actions to take, only to see our children staring at their screens; seemingly oblivious to the state of the world that they are to inhabit. Couple that with our daily obligations, and it seems we have so many things to tend to. In light of all this, wouldn’t taking time to go inward for self be…selfish?
#9 What's The "Matter"?
We learned last week that the mind, body, and spirit are always working in concert. Whether that is to outward stimuli or inward, there is a constant silent dialogue streaming just below the surface. Due to a multitude of intangible traits, this dialogue may seem to exist in the abstract. While partly true, there is, in fact, tangible evidence: your body.
We all know and accept the phrase “Mind over matter.” It not only implies that the mind and the body are intrinsically linked, but that our thoughts have such power as to influence the state of our physicality. Our bodies are a reflection of our thoughts; so take a moment to ask yourself, “How are you feeling?”
#8 What Lies Between Trigger and Response
One of the most beautiful aspects of being human is our ability to think from different spaces of our being. We can think rationally with our minds, or think emotionally from our hearts. We even think involuntarily with our bodies.
A majority of the time, these locations of thought are working in symphony to provide us with our reactions to outward and inward stimulus. These reactions are the result of a complex, interwoven, embedded conversation between the sources that calls forth past experiences, learned behavior, personal opinions, etc. But if we aren’t careful, we quickly become subject to that conversation rather than the subject of that conversation.
#7 You’re Conscious with a Conscience,
but Are You Awake?
You have a job. You pay your taxes. You call your friends. You visit your loved ones. You keep a nice lawn, and you let people cut in line. YOU are a good person.
But there’s more; isn’t there? More than being conscientious and dutiful. You can feel it, like a lost word on the tip of your tongue. It exists in those moments when you’re walking away and feel compelled to turn back to take one last glance. It’s subtle but present, and it’s time to pay attention. It’s time to wake up.
#6 Selfish Is Not A Four Letter Word
Somewhere along the way, society has convinced us that in order to be a good person, you must be a selfless person. The moment your phone buzzes, you must attend to it straight away. If your friend is in a state, you must drop your needs to be there for them, and the popular phrase, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” has become an appropriate measure of dedication.
#5 Tis the Season
Do you ever feel a little bit guilty that your happiest memories aren’t from the holidays? You watch everyone gathering together with hot chocolate and cozy sweaters, but your only thought is, “Why do they have this house so dimly lit?” Maybe you don’t even make it to any holiday events because you prefer to stay in your bed. Who could blame you? With the time change, most of the day feels like bed time anyway.
Seasonal Affective Disorder is a very real thing for many people, and should be taken seriously. However, there is good news! Beating back the blues and getting back in touch with yourself is easier than one might think. Go ahead and make yourself a hot drink for this episode, and by the end, you just might warm up this year’s winter.
#4 To Be Resilient is To Be Seen
Remember when you were a child? You were building something or riding your bike and you called out, “Mom! Mom! Look! Mom!” over and over. Do you remember that feeling of satisfaction and calm when she looked your way? The sense of urgency was soothed. The acknowledgment made you feel full. In that moment, all your needs were met.
As adults, it would be inappropriate to shout for attention in the work place or with your peers, but that does not mean you have outgrown the innate need to be seen and heard. So, what can you do to satiate that sense of yearning, and why does this feel so imperative to your existence?
#3 In The Wake of Tragedy, Make Eye Contact
In the aftermath of the recent attacks in Beirut and Paris, you may feel an anxiety settling in, your stress levels rising, or maybe you are coming down with a bug. If so, take note. Most likely you are witnessing a phenomenon that occurs in the wake of great tragedy; a phenomenon so palpable by the masses that studies have been implemented to investigate this collective experience.
It is also common for these events to trigger a great deal of empathy, while simultaneously leaving you feeling helpless. You are only one person. You are far away from the people who are in need. What can you do, realistically? You can utilize your empathy to connect to the humanity we all share. In this episode, we will discuss what happens when you become a proactive empath, and let’s just say, its profound.
#2 Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones,
but Why Is My Amygdala Alert?”
Something mysterious happens when a person is cruel to us. Yes, of course it “hurts your feelings”, but how? Why? Thoughts and memories are seemingly abstract. We are told that they exist only in the mind, but that doesn’t explain why we have physical and physiological reactions to emotional pain. Listen now to find out: What is really happening inside of us after experiencing emotional trauma?
#1 The Place Where Knowing Happens
As a people, we’ve gone from having not enough information, to having too much information, and yet… something is missing. Most of us are bogged down from daily stressors, fettered by chronic illnesses, or struggling to achieve a general sense of just “feeling good”. Why is this? How does one counteract what seems to be unavoidable or inescapable?
The first step is to become aware that deep inside each of us is a place of “knowing”. A place that has all the information about us: what we need, the strength we have, what choices to make. This place knows us because it is us.
But first, how do we get there?
"Are You Awake?" episodes from 2015.
"Are You Awake?" on Energy Talk Radio
Dr. Guldal on STACY TV
Dr. Guldal First Episode on Stacy TV
Dr. Guldal introduces herself to new listeners at Stacy TV by explaining her development of the Innerpathic Process. When we begin to change our thoughts, we open the pathway to the road of inner change.
We live our day to day lives as sponges: taking in the day's energy. As that sponge absorbs negativity, we begin to feel poorly. If we become awaken to the fact that we are sponges, we can become aware of what is coming our way. We can become empowered rather than absorbing the negativity that weighs us down.
Do Thoughts Heal: Part 1
Markandeya joins "Are You Awake?" to introduce his five-step process for healing:
1. Interrupt your thought process.
2. Have gratitude for wherever you are and whatever you have right now.
3. Get outside help.
4. Practice forgiveness for yourself and those who have harmed you.
5. Have discipline for the above four steps.
Do Thoughts Heal: Part 2
Markandeya continues his five-step process in this episode by starting with step-four. Forgiveness is not to say it is ok that the bad thing happened, but rather to allow yourself to let it go and acknowledge that you do not need that person, that feeling, in your life anymore.
Being "awake" is being aware of our inner life as well as our outer life. Markendeya discloses his health issues to show evidence that through meditation, being in an awakened state, and combining eastern and western medicine, one can manifest health.
Receiving Love and Giving Love
Why is giving "too much" an issue for people? Giving is actually an act of receiving something. If we are not in a place to feel worthy of receiving, all the giving will not make a difference.
The Development of the InnerPathic Process
Ken Davis discusses working with Dr. Guldal to develop the InnerPathic Process. Listeners will learn how they met, what the InnerPathic Process is, and how the two processed this work together.
Addressing Trauma and Shame
How does one deal with self-doubt, self-abuse, self-shame, and trauma? The body can physically hold trauma. Rather than translate former trauma as a past event, the body perceives this as the present.
Changing Others or Self Empowerment
Why can't I get others to change? In reality, the deep inner thought is, " If I could get this person to change, I would no longer have to feel neglect. I could feel love." People cannot change others, but people can change themselves and their situation. With that change comes: self-love and self-empowerment.
Guest Client Mark
Mark is a personal client of Dr. Guldal's, and he joins this episode of "Are You Awake?"After a series of large losses, Mark found himself in a slump and decided to seek help. He tells the listeners about his experience with Dr. Guldal in the office.
2012 Will Things Be Different
2012 grows near. What does that mean for humanity? Dr. Guldal speaks to this time of change and its potential for emergence and new found consciousness.
What is Meditation? How to Meditate
With the first episode of the new year, Dr. Guldal revisits the concept of being "awake" and the Innerpathic Process. Humans are here on earth to grow and heal. Our bodies hold memory and our souls are speaking to us every day. Meditation is the key tool for the InnerPathic Process, and Dr. Guldal explains what meditation is and how to do it.
Meditation to Maintain Balance
Maintain spiritual and energy balance in everyday life. Through the buildup of life stressors and everyday activities, take time to meditate in order to return to balance and connectedness.
Learn to Heal Without Avoidance with Chris: Part 1
Chris suffers from a deep anxiety that causes him to either run towards or run from personal connections and relationships. This stems from a lifetime of his family's inability to discuss, communicate, relate, and connect. This creates a pattern of avoidance. Learn to heal by addressing issues rather than running.
Healing Emotional Holes with Chris: Part 2
Dr. Guldal encourages all to call "it" what it really is: trauma. We are born into this world to be connected, heard, and seen. When that doesn't happen early on, holes occur in that emotional place. We then create an adaptation to survive that. It is our job to go back, clean it up, and become whole.
We are built to survive, but not necessarily to thrive, But what do we do when we are struggling just to survive? How do we get past surviving and onto thriving?
Breaking Bad Habits and Self Care
Caller Andy speaks about attempting to break old habits to allow new good habits to manifest; especially in regards to dealing with the day to day stressors of responsibilities. Dr. Guldal gives advice on how to introduce good habits to aid in healthy self-care.
World AIDS Day
Dr. Tiffany discusses her program that focuses on outreach, educating the community, research, and risk education. One of today's major concerns is the number of children who are infected. After 30yrs, there has been positive change and growth, but we need to recommit to bringing attention to the ongoing battle against HIV/AIDS.
Fairytales Metaphors Mythology
How can we utilize: metaphors, images, mythologies, and fairytales to awaken our inner selves? Realizing that these "stories" have maintained through time and have been born in different parts of the earth; we can see that in the most ways they are all the same. What does that mean? It means we are dealing with the same elements of the human condition and reference these stories to help highlight, convey, and heal our feelings.
Chief Cloudpiler and Healing
Paul Landis N.D. (Chief Cloudpiler): President of the Utah Naturopathic Medical Association
Chief Cloudpiler discusses being in prison, practicing Native-American religion as a caucasian and, FDA's takeover of essential oils.
Stay till the end for a healing delivered by Chief Cloudpiler.
Dr. David Brownstein and Holistic Medicine
Dr. Brownstein's major concentration is treating chronic illness naturally with holistic medicine. He tells the story of how he came to the world of holistic medicine and the importance of educating one's self about their health and natural healing.
Kim Hess has an On Air Session
Kim Hess is known as the divorce guru. She visits the show for a guest session with Dr. Guldal, who knows nothing about her aside from her profession and reputable title. Kim reports that she is stressed, potentially going through a transformation, but is struggling to put the pieces together and feel peace.
Paul Dean Part 1: Copals
Paul Dean makes liquid copals: highest (purest) therapeutic properties from plant extracts.Dean explains the difference between copals and essential oils. Dean also discusses the uses of these copals and their effectiveness.
Paul Dean Part 2: Copals in Action
Paul Dean explains the different uses and applications of copals. In this episode, we learn to rely on the earth's amenities for healing modalities rather than manmade medical devices.
Wake Up Call
What is a "wake up call"? This phrase is often used to describe a crisis in one's life. It is a sudden shift in consciousness and perspective; which can change our life's priorities. Does this "wake up call" exist past crisis?
Paul Selig: Co-Resonance and Global Spiritual Change
Paul Selig joins the show to discuss his writings and being a clairvoyant, clairaudient, channel, and empath. With these gifts, Selig shares what his guides have been telling him about the world's current state: They say this is a time of co-resonance reckoning and awakening to our true nature.
Beth Desmarias Part 1: Light and Consciousness
Beth Desmarias joins the show to talk about Light. Light can enhance the body, youthfulness, and awareness. Light is everything around us and is a high-consciousness we have within us. We can access our Light through concentrated meditation on different parts of the body. Also, our Light is affected by our karma and our current life.
Beth Desmarias Part 2: Light and Women
This episode is dedicated to women and using Light to reach their inner Goddess energy. The woman's inner Goddess of light, love, and purity has the power to change one's life, energy, and vibration. She is fierce, protective, and a mother.
Linda Hoy: The Spiritual World
Linda Hoy discusses her book. She explains the relevance of her near-death experiences, times where science and spirituality meet, and the importance of de-cluttering our minds to make space for the spiritual world.
Jim Comer: Parenting Our Parents
Jim Comer tells his story about his life taking a sudden change when he had to move across the country to take care of his aging parents. He teaches us how to avoid resentment and embrace love, compassion, understanding and a respect for the circle of life.