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Who Is Singing?

Tami Simon speaks with Chloë Goodchild. Chloë is a teacher, composer, performer, and the founder of the Naked Voice foundation, a charitable trust devoted to healing suffering and resolving conflict through sound. With Sound True, she has created the three-CD program Your Naked Voice, and the audio learning course Awakening Through Sound: The Naked Voice Program to Access Your Deepest Wisdom. In this episode, Tami speaks with Chloë about what she calls “the sound before sound” and what the sound of the ether might be like. Chloë also leads us through a Naked Voice exercise for tuning into the sound of your own voice called One Breath, One Voice. (61 minutes)

Freedom from Depression

Tami Simon speaks with Dr. James S. Gordon, the founder and director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and a clinical professor at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Gordon is the author of Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression, and with Sounds True he has created the six-session audio program Freedom from Depression: A Practical Guide to the Journey. In this episode, Tami speaks with Dr. Gordon about the actual research on antidepressants and their effectiveness, the importance of breaking the taboo around talking about our suicidal thoughts, and which mind-body practices are most powerful for helping people overcome severe depression. (56 minutes)

How to Communicate with Your Spirit Guides

Tami Simon speaks with Marie Manuchehri, a nationally known energy intuitive and Reiki master who first discovered her gifts for energetic healing while working as a registered oncology nurse. Marie is an author, workshop leader, and hosts a radio program in Seattle. With Sounds True, she has written the book Intuitive Self-Healing and created the audio learning course How to Communicate with Your Spirit Guides. In this episode, Marie directly answers Tami’s personal skepticism about the reality of spirit guides. She also offers a unique perspective on the concept of free will, and shares a guided exercise for opening a channel of communication to your own spirit guides. (73 minutes)

Mark Nepo: Holding Nothing Back

Tami Simon speaks with Mark Nepo. Mark is a poet, philosopher, and spiritual teacher who is the author of numerous books and audio projects, including the New York Times #1 bestseller The Book of Awakening, which made the list of Oprah’s Ultimate Favorite Things. With Sounds True, Mark has created an eight-session audio learning course called Staying Awake: The Ordinary Art. In this episode, Tami has an intimate conversation with Mark about the two most important lessons he has learned from his journey with cancer, the role of effort and grace in our lives, what it means to take “the exquisite risk,” and how we can shift our perspective to see with the eyes of the heart. (73 minutes)

Brainwave Entrainment

Tami Simon speaks with Dr. Jeffrey Thompson, one of the foremost researchers studying sound and its effect on the brain and body. Based on his discoveries of how specific frequency patterns can create health benefits, Dr. Thompson has created dozens of popular brainwave entrainment audio programs, including Brainwave Suite, Alpha Relaxation System, and Delta Sleep System. In this episode, Tami speaks with Dr. Thompson about the science behind brainwave entrainment and how it can affect our physiology, the discovery of the gamma brainwave state that occurs during periods of deep meditation, and the power of what Dr. Thompson calls primordial sounds. (75 minutes)

Creativity as Faith in Running Shoes

Tami Simon speaks with Jan Phillips, an award-winning writer, artist, photographer, and workshop leader. Jan is a cofounder of Syracuse Cultural Workers, and is the author of the books God Is at Eye Level and Marry Your Muse. With Sounds True, she has produced the 12-session audio learning program, The Marry Your Muse Workshop: Making a Lasting Commitment to Your Creativity. In this episode, Tami speaks with Jan about the Artist’s Creed, a manifesto she wrote to support aspiring writers when they confront their blocks and fears. She also speaks about the connection between creativity and leadership, and why Jan believes creativity is the ultimate act of faith. (49 minutes)

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