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Now displaying: January, 2021
Jan 31, 2021

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Mark Wolynn is the director of the Family Constellation Institute in San Francisco. He is a leading expert in the field of inherited family trauma.

His book It Didn't Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle (published by Viking/Penguin) is the winner of the 2016 Silver Nautilus Book Award in psychology and has been translated into 19 languages.

His articles have appeared in Psychology Today, Mind Body Green, MariaShriver.com, Elephant Journal, and Psych Central, and his poetry has been published in The New Yorker.

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • Inherited family trauma - a detailed overview of trauma’s resonating effect
  • Our bodies reaction to trauma and how we can biologically pass those reactions to our offspring through our genes
  • Current research within the scientific field of trauma 
  • The potency of language
  • Mark’s “Core Language Approach” or otherwise known as trauma language, which is seen through the observation of verbal and non-verbal cues
  • Mark’s background and journey into healing 
  • Avoiding negative emotions
  • Our symptoms being our guides
  • Mindfulness and meditation practices

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Jan 29, 2021

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When a musical ensemble chooses to self-title an album mid-career, it usually signifies their conviction that they’ve struck upon the motherlode, hit the jackpot, stepped up, and generally arrived at a point they’ve always strived for but never quite attained. Coming from GoGo Penguin at this stage in the game, it’s quite a bold statement: the instrumental trio from Manchester, England have fielded plaudits and rave reviews for inspiration and originality at every turn since 2013, when they settled on their dream line-up of Chris Illingworth (piano), Rob Turner (drums), and Nick Blacka (bass). Fusing jazz, classical and electronic influences (amongst others) with a thirst for innovation, they’ve been garlanded as makers of one of the Mercury Prize album of the year (in ’14), and have enjoyed success on record and in the live arena matched by precious few vocal-free groups post-millennium.
 
After that prestigious Mercury nomination for 2014’s v2.0 album, Chris, Nick, and Rob worked hard, consolidating their musical bond across a further two albums, which were written and recorded while juggling hectic touring commitments. For GoGo Penguin – their fourth album together (and the third to be released by the legendary Blue Note label) – they decided to jump off the rollercoaster and devote the majority of their working time in 2019 to pushing at the limits of their music.
 
“In the past, we'd have to get in the studio and finish the album in what felt like three days. This time we had six months of writing, and two weeks of recording, so everyone had a lot more time to contribute to each track. There was more experimentation, trying things out and often throwing them away. As a result, the album is more sophisticated. We had quite simple lives in the past. We were younger, so there wasn't so much drama, and there hadn’t been so many important events in our lives that fed into the music. This time, there's a lot more facing the realities of becoming older, and mortality, and watching people that you care about being very close to death. At the same time, Chris became a dad. The longer you live, the more complicated your reality becomes, so we felt our music had to reflect that.”

- Rob Turner (GoGo Penguin)
 
Topics Discussed In This Episode:
  • Emotions while writing the newest GoGo Penguin album
  • Personality conveyed through music and art 
  • The positive and negative dualities of life 
  • Conflicting emotions 
  • Spirituality 
  • Personal Philosophies 
  • “The Overview Effect”
  • Empathy 
  • GoGo Penguin’s desire to be “genreless” 
  • Self-imposed limitations and creative limitations imposed by ourselves 
  • The state of music 
  • Breaking away from boundaries within your art 
  • Conformity and intentionality behind the composition 
  • Chris’s background as a classical musician
  • Finding inspiration 
  • Reverting back to one’s child-like state 
  • Driving force 
  • Examining one’s self, so that others are positively affected 
  • Being present-minded
  • Being the master of your own work

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Jan 8, 2021

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Shari Frilot is a filmmaker who has produced television for the CBS affiliate in Boston and for WNYC and WNET in New York before creating her own independent award-winning films, including Strange & Charmed, A Cosmic Demonstration of Sexuality, What Is A Line?, and the feature documentary, Black Nations / Queer Nations? She is the recipient of multiple grants, including the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Media Arts Foundation. She is presently working on a feature film project about the crisis in water supply with producer Effie Brown's production company, Duly Noted Inc.

In tandem with filmmaking, Shari also maintains a career in festival programming, occupying a distinguished position on the curatorial vanguard through her pioneering development of immersive cinematic environments. As the Festival Director of the MIX Festival in New York (1992-1996) she co-founded the first gay Latin American film festivals, MIX BRASIL and MIX MEXICO film festivals. As Co-Director of Programming for OUTFEST (1998-2001), she founded the Platinum section which introduced cinematic performance installation and performance to the festival. She is presently in her 22nd year as a Senior Programmer for the Sundance Film Festival. She is the curator and driving creative force behind New Frontier, an exhibition and commissioning initiative that focuses on cinematic work being created at the intersections of art, film, and new media technology.

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • Collective consciousness and being on the cusp of the new year 
  • Shifts within communities
  • Finding confluence within multiple subjects
  • Art and science working together 
  • Visualization 
  • Shari’s love of culture, and her work within curation and art 
  • Wave-particle dualities
  • Measuring the concept of love within our life 
  • The differences in seeing something versus feeling something 
  • Neuroplasticity 
  • Perceiving reality 
  • Storytelling 
  • Sundance Festival and New Frontier 2021, and the innovations that are taking place
  • Subjective and objective truths
  • Empathy
  • The lost art of listening 
  • Shari’s experiences with filmmaking and changing the framework of the industry itself
  • The complications within creating and presenting Sundance’s 2021 festival
  • Focusing on humanity 
  • Pushing into the new year with aspirations of inclusivity and connectedness 
  • Finding clarity within your vision

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