psychology

Episode 26--Climb Trees, Lift Stones, Kick Ass

Jody Kennedy is a men’s fitness expert, a movement specialist, and an ancestral health guru. Out of his home base in Dublin, Ireland he is building tribes of men who are re-discovering what it means to be embodied beings in nature as a part of the modern world. We have a great conversation about being “civilized to death,” the impact of plant medicine, connecting with emotions, learning how to become a modern caveman, living a disciplined life, and being the healthiest version of self. Check it out!

Episode 19--Cha-Cha-Changes!!

In this episode Rainer is joined by returning guest and long time friend of the show Ryan Lee Sharp, entrepreneur, artist, and coach, who is helping people find a way to their life worth living. They navigate a lot of terrain such as the differences between psychotherapy and coaching, as well as Rainer making a robust critique of the counseling industrial complex. They talk about various disciplines and modalities of therapy, and finally about archetypes, as it relates to women and men charting a course forward. This is show chalk full of laughter, intrigue, and wisdom. Don’t miss it!

Episode 13--The Secret Lives of Men

In this episode Rainer talks to men about the options for how a man may deal with his “stuff.” Who do men talk to? Who do men share their secrets with? How do men process sadness, depression, anger, or joy? Rainer breaks down the resources that men are offered currently and critiques them through a straight forward approach. How do men relate to counseling/therapy, friend groups, social media, porn, video-games, the Feminine? We chat about evolutionary psychological theory around emotions, masculinity, and tribalism. Check it out!

Episode 12--Breaking Open the Head

In this episode Rainier, and his guest Ryan talk about historic and contemporary approaches to the use of psychedelics.  While psychedelics of all sorts are demonized in America today, the visionary compounds found in plants are the spiritual sacraments of tribal cultures around the world. These plants are considered sacred because they awaken the mind to other levels of awareness. As many men search for how to access their inner world--what lies beneath--this episode looks at something that is culturally becoming a zeitgeist, and considered a viable Third Wave in exploring the psyche. The masculine journey is one that necessarily involves taking risks and steps towards new horizons. This episode explores one of those possible methods and adventures.