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The New Dimensions Café
New Dimensions Foundation

Activism, art, education, science, psychology, philosophy, health, spirituality… All these and more are featured in this lively, short (10-20 minute) companion to the diverse, award-winning one-hour New Dimensions program that has been broadcast on public radio since 1973. For more information and over a thousand hours of downloadable programs visit newdimensions.org.   


The New Dimensions Café (Total: 73 episodes)

Cheryl Krauter, MFT is a marriage and family psychotherapist with almost 40 years of experience in the field of depth psychology. Her own voyage through cancer combined with her experience as a therapist brings a unique perspective to her clients. She conducts talks and workshops on living with the uncertainty of life threatening illness. She is the author of Surviving the Storm: A Workbook for Telling Your Cancer Story (Oxford University Press 2017)

Tags: Cheryl Krauter, cancer, survivorship, survivor care plane, pathology, depression, anger, non-pathology approach, gratitude, curiosity, fear, dreams, listening, witness, intention, Health & Healing, Personal Transformation, writing

William Arntz is a physicist and filmmaker and creator of the film, “What the BLEEP Do We Know!?” Deirdre Hade is a modern-day mystic, poet and leading visionary in the ancient arts of the wisdom traditions, and creator of “The Radiance Journey” a path to mystical knowledge that unites the magical with the material. Together, husband and wife team William Arntz and Deirdre Hade explore how science merges with mystical prophecy to help us navigate the upheaval and ever-changing surprises in these post-modern times. Arntz and Hade are the co-creators of the book: The (not so) Little Book of Surprises (Waterside Press2016), with the award winning photography of Endre Balogh.

Tags: Deirdre Hade, William Arntz, What the Bleep Do We Know, psychic, Age of Surprises, habits, neuroplasticity, dopamine, intuition, rewire the brain, affirmations, mysticism, oversouls, despair, faith, grace, God, super powers, super heroes, Philosophy, Science, Spirituality, intuition/psychic

David Hanscom, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in complex spine problems in all areas of the spine. He has expertise in adult and pediatric spinal deformities such as scoliosis and kyphosis. A significant part of his practice is devoted to performing surgery on patients who have had multiple prior spine surgeries. He works for Swedish Neuroscience Specialists in Seattle, Washington with eight neurosurgeons and a physiatrist. Besides performing surgery when it is called for, he advocates a comprehensive and effective program of pain reduction he labels DOCC (Defined, Organized, Comprehensive Care), which takes into account the Mind/Body Syndrome. He’s the author of the revised edition of: Back in Control: A Spine Surgeon’s Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain (Vertus Press 2017)

Tags: David Hanscom, chronic pain, anger, physical pain, talking about our pain, emotional pain, mirror neurons, adrenalized nervous system, adrenalin, pain pathways, spine surgery, expressive writing, nervous system pain receptors, Health & Healing, Personal Transformation

Lydia B. Smith has been involved in the film industry for more than a quarter of a century. She has produced films for CNN and PBS. She is a licensed spiritual practitioner of the Agape International Spiritual Center and the United Centers for Spiritual Living. In the spring of 2008 she walked the Camino de Santiago. She is director and producer of the documentary film: Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago. Kurt Koontz retired early from his job as a successful sales executive for a Fortune 500 technology company and then spent his time volunteering in his community. He bicycled across Europe and in the Western United States and Canada. In 2012 he walked the 500 mile El Camino de Santiago. He’s author of: A Million Steps (2013 Kurt Koontz).

Tags: Lydia Smith, Kurt Koontz, pilgrimage, Camino de Santiago, Santiago de Compostela, walking the Camino, network news, shoes, REI, Travel, Personal Transformation

Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who, for over three decades, has been teaching in the fields of poetry and spirituality. As a cancer survivor, Mark remains committed to the usefulness of daily inner life. He devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship. He is the author of many books including: As Far As The Heart Can See (HC I books 2011); Finding Inner Courage (Conari Press 2011); Surviving Has Made Me Crazy (CavanKerry Press 2007); The Book of Awakening (Conari Press 2000); Reduced To Joy (Cleis Press 2013); Seven Thousand Ways To Listen: Staying Close To What Is Sacred (Free Press 2012)

Tags: Mark Nepo, deep listening, technology, multi-tasking, problem solving, creating lists, time, what really matters, friendship, loss and grief, information overload, conscience, coming together and falling apart, The Tao, Philosophy

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. is a neuropsychologist who writes and teaches extensively on personal growth and contemplative practice. He is a co-founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, and editor of the Wise Brain Bulletin. His books include: Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom (New Harbinger 2009); Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time (New Harbinger 2011); Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence (Harmony Books 2013); Meditations to Change Your Brain - CD Set (Sounds True 2009)

Tags: Rick Hanson, Ph.D., brain science, negativity bias, pain, neural experiences, safety, connection, Psychology, Science

Alan Kaufman is the Bronx-born son of a French-Jewish Holocaust survivor, and a recovering alcoholic with 23 years of sobriety. He’s a former Israeli combat soldier and a novelist, memoirist, and poet. He was instrumental in the development of the Spoken Word movement in literature. He’s Dean of The Free University of San Francisco. He is the author and editor of many books including: Jew Boy (Foxrock Books 2001); Matches (Little, Brown and Company 2005); Drunken Angel: A Memoir (Viva Editions/Cleis Press 2013)

Tags: Alan Kaufman, writing, poetry, Zen meditation, Emphysema Man, The Last Emphysema Gasp of the Marlboro Man, quitting smoking, sobriety, twelve step program, Writing

Judith Orloff, M.D. is assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at U.C.L.A., and has been a presenter at medical schools, hospitals, universities, and the American Psychiatric Association. For more than two decades she has helped patients achieve physical and emotional healing through the synthesis of traditional medicine with intuition, energy, and spirituality.  She is the author of: The Ecstasy Of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life (Harmony books 2014); Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life (Harmony Books 2009); Second Sight: An Intuitive Psychiatrist Tells Her Extraordinary Story and Shows You How To Tap Your Own Inner Wisdom (Warner Books 2010)

Tags: Judith Orloff, M.D., surrender, intention, letting go, patience, intuition, linear mind, illness, traditional medicine, pain, stress hormones, self-torture, self-loathing, destiny, joy, Psychology, Health & healing

Christine Page, M.D. received her medical degree from the University of London in 1978. She’s an international seminar leader on healing and empowerment.  She became a well-known bridge builder and played an important role in the acceptance of alternative therapies in the British Health System. She is the author of: Frontiers of Health (Rider 2010), The Healing Power of the Sacred Woman: Health, Creativity, and Fertility for the Soul(Bear & Company 2013) 

Tags: Christine Page, illness, emotion, soul, intuitive, intuition, women's biological cycles, moon cycles, menstrual cycles, menses, Health & Healing, Women’s Studies

Anodea Judith, Ph.D., is a workshop leader and speaker on personal and planetary transformation. She holds a doctorate in health and human services, and a master's in clinical psychology. She is a highly respected researcher and visionary, and is best known for her pioneering work bridging Eastern and Western psychology through the chakra system. She is the author of: Wheels of Life: A User’s Guide to the Chakra System (Llewellyn publications 1999), The Global Heart Awakens: Humanity's Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love (Shift books 2013).

Tags: Anodea Judith, Ph.D., evolutionary drivers, the great growing up, consciousness, military spending, Social Change, Politics