The Soul of Life Show

Every week Keith Miller brings together medical and mental health healers, scientists, musicians, athletes, and spiritual leaders to energize your work, connect to life, and dig more deeply into who you really are, in our rapidly changing world.

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Episode 1

This is Your Therapist, on Ketamine

I believe that therapists, doctors, nurses and psychiatrists who recommend ketamine--and more and more are doing just that--should have a firsthand experience of ketamine themselves. 

Today I speak with Maria Hernandez, a psychotherapist in Philadelphia, who did just that. Maria was a participant at our Bethesda, Maryland ketamine assisted psychotherapy clinic, Calliope Health. 

Episode 13

How the Mind Works

How do you know that you’re conscious? I mean, don’t you just kind of know? Dr. Jonathan Schooler may know more than anyone. A prof of Psychological and Brain Sciences at U.C.S.B., he developed the "resonance theory of consciousness, cited more than 32,000 times by other academics research about consciousness.

We discuss how this relates to mind wandering and mindfulness, a habit that can lead to more productive and joyful moments.

Episode 12

Speaking with Alex Honnald’s Mom

At the age of sixty-six, Dierdre Wolownick became the oldest woman to climb El Capitan, the iconic 3,200-foot "big wall" in Yosemite. Earlier that year, her son, Alex Honnold, stunned and terrified the world by climbing the same 1/2 mile vertical wall without ropes—a free solo assent. Should we see Honnald’s climbing as reckless? A sophisticated dance with passive-aggressive self-harm? Or does our strong emotional reaction to his mastery and success in this solitary sport say more about our own...

Episode 11

Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy: MDMA (S1 Replay)

In this episode of The Soul of Life I speak with Dr. Michael Mithoefer, the lead investigator that has successfully piloted the first-ever study of MDMA, otherwise known as ecstasy, into the third and final stage of FDA approval for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Mithoefer is featured as a lead character in the 2015 book Acid Test by award-winning journalist Tom Shroder, a meticulously researched history of the controversy and unprecedented healing properties associated...

Episode 10

Richard Schwartz Speaks About Trump Trauma (S1 Replay)

I speak with Dr. Richard Schwartz, the founder of an evidence-based psychotherapeutic model called Self-Leadership (also known as Internal Family System’s therapy or IFS) that is widely recognized as one of the most compassionate and comprehensive psychotherapies available. We discuss Mary Trump's book Too Much and Never Enough and how the abuse that Mary reports in Donald Trump's family could explain his fear-driven narcissism.

Episode 8

Taking Nicotine Addiction Seriously

In the 1970s, George Kolodner was one of the first psychiatrists to innovate with treatment of addiction by offering an alternative to in-patient hospitalization. He co-founded the Kolmac Clinics in the Washington, DC area and pioneered the Intensive Outpatient (IOP) model. George is now on a mission to sound the alarm about the lethality of nicotine addiction.

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