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Why I Listen
53 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
S1 E11 - The Singularity of People with Vinicius
Vinicius is a dancer and artistic & choreographic director of Momentos World. He also describes himself as a researcher of the human soul. In our conversation, Vinicius shares his perspective on dance and how he sees the movement as the expression of something deeper. He also shares with delight how he used to listen to his grandmother tell stories, in what he called the family "golden Sundays". More information about Vinicius, and Momentos World.
45 minutes | Dec 27, 2020
S1 E10 - Inner Callings with José Abreu
Zé touches several different fields — he is a therapist, an actor, a musician, he works with children with special needs, accompanies people in a terminal phase of their lives, and the list goes on. It's also impressive how easily he navigates through different traditions and religions. In this episode, Zé shares his parts of his own journey, his perspective on listening, and how he feels he is sometimes an instrument.
43 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
S1 E9 - Free Listening with Benjamin Mathes
Benjamin is an artist, author, listener, and the founder of Urban Confessional — a movement that is "recovering the lost art of listening". Benjamin tells us about the story behind the movement and some of the things that are present for him in the quality of listening. Urban Confessional is present in 80 countries. You can find more info about the Urban Confessional here, and about Benjamin here.
47 minutes | Oct 4, 2020
S1 E8 - Teaching Voice to Trans Women with Maggi Stratford
Maggi is a Voice Teacher working with the Trans Community. In our conversation, she shares with us the role the Voice has in the identity of someone that goes through transition. Maggi is a joy to talk to -- a true storyteller, full of expression and humor. Personally, I feel deeply touched and inspired by the work Maggi is doing. Find out more about her work here - https://www.maggistratford.com/
61 minutes | Sep 20, 2020
S1 E7 - Dog Training & Therapy with Benoit and Jana
Benoit and Jana are therapists and dog trainers, combining both worlds in canine-assisted therapy. They describe their work as supporting people to grow through collaboration with a dog. They share how, in interaction, the dog reflects what is present in the moment, with the person or group. You can find more information about their activities on their Facebook page. As we also mention my dog, in case you want to see him, you can find a pic here :)
57 minutes | Aug 2, 2020
S1 E6 - Intuition Is Very Precise with Jonathan Hart Makwaia
In this episode, I will be talking to Jonathan Hart Makwaia. Jonathan is a vocalist, composer and voice researcher, an Associate Arts Professor in the Department of Drama at New York University, a long-time performer, composer and musical director for the Roy Hart Theatre and currently President of the Roy Hart International Arts Centre in the South of France. Jonathan shares his perspective on Listening — when supporting someone on their Vocal exploration or their performance creation, when preparing his own performances, and some of the subtle layers of listening. And why he doesn’t like the word listening. :) You can find his music here (Spotify). And this is the link to the Roy Hart International Arts Center.
53 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
S1 E5 - I'm One With Everything with Bouke Broeren
In this episode, Bouke Broeren shares with us his perspective on listening and his very personal story − from his early contact with therapy, meditation, his work as a "Bringer of Clarity", how he interprets the messages from life and how he keeps vulnerability present. Bouke is a Consultant, a Coach and in-training Psychotherapist.
57 minutes | Jul 5, 2020
S1 E4 - What am I Telling Myself with Maaike Oosterlijnck
Maaike Oosterlijnck is an amazing dancer and dance teacher, and also a Mediator in a hospital in Belgium; mediating relationships between hospital workers and also between hospital personnel (doctors, nurses, etc) and patients. I love the humility that Maaike is able to keep, and her great insight on the subtle aspects of communication and listening. All this, in a calm and lovely Voice to listen to. Maaike has also worked as a social worker with people with a mental disability, as well as with refugees.
70 minutes | Jun 21, 2020
S1 E3 - I Sense You with Gees Boseker
Join me in conversation with Gees Boseker, where we explore how to listen to the body, and what the body tells us about how we feel. Discover what she means when she says 'sensations have words"; and allow yourself a moment to connect with your own body. Gees is in a Body-psychotherapist, teacher and author.
52 minutes | Jun 7, 2020
S1 E2 - I will be moved with Sep Vermeersch
Join me in conversation with Sep Vermeersch, where he talks about the role that listening plays in how he dances, performs, teaches and more; how it allows him to be attuned with the moment, the music and the audience. Sep is a natural entertainer and charming storyteller - you’re in for a good time!
3 minutes | Jun 1, 2020
Bonus: Listening is a Super Power
In this short episode, I reflect and share the context behind Why I Listen − for Who I feel it is, What is the goal, Why listening as topic, and when you can expect new episodes.
48 minutes | May 24, 2020
S1 E1 Extraordinary Space with Nuno Salema
Welcome to Why I Listen! In this episode, Nuno Salema shares how he perceives the awareness of listening and how to be fully present in the act of listening. He talks about how to create and be in this extraordinary space, the different parts of us that listen when we interact with others, and how that has an influence in our actions.
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