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Connecting with Coincidence 2.0 with Bernard Beitman, MD

Connecting with Coincidence 2.0 with Bernard Beitman, MD

By Bernard Beitman
This podcast features thinkers from around the world, exploring the subjects of coincidence, synchronicity and serendipity. Connecting with Coincidence 2.0, launched in summer 2021, is available to view on YouTube, or to listen anywhere that podcasts are available.

The Connecting with Coincidence 1.0 podcast, 2016--spring 2021, is available in audio format: an archive of 138 previous episodes is available, here: www.spreaker.com/show/dr-bernie-beitman-md.

The book Connecting with Coincidence by our host, Dr. Bernard Beitman, is available here: coincider.com/the-book/.
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Connecting with Coincidence 2.0 with Bernard Beitman, MD

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Connecting with Coincidence 2.0 with Bernard Beitman, MD

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Reality Tunnel Breakouts: Joshua Lengfelder, EP230
Seizing the opportunity, Josh intuitively quit his $15 hour job to become the head of a growing company, and author of a best selling book. He is dedicated to increasing love in the world through increased and growing understanding of coincidence! Joshua is a joyful, creative person who loves diving into mystery and the unknown. He serendipitously stumbled into the world of randomness where he found that his gifts of intuition and precognition were the keys to his success. Joshua is a joyful, creative person who loves diving into mystery and the unknown. He serendipitously stumbled into the world of randomness where he found that his gifts of intuition and precognition were the keys to his success. He is the founder of Randonautica: https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1507216254 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZF6wB8guC-89GaMstNDdiOgFf3lgEySX https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZF6wB8guC-89GaMstNDdiOgFf3lgEySX https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.randonautica.app&hl=en_US&gl=US Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com
01:06:24
November 30, 2021
EP 229, Richard Grossinger: Thoughtforms and Synchronicity--Assume the Impossible
What is a synchronicity sync-hole? Or synch-whole? Bar Harbor Maine is one. If we are more energy than matter, our thoughts can take shape and go out into our polarized world to create newly imagined possibilities as thought-forms.  Hopefully, this discussion will inspire you to courageously imagine the future. Our guest, Richard Grossinger was born in New York City, attended Amherst College and the University of Michigan with a BA in English and a PhD in anthropology. He has more than 40 published books with his 4 main topics being non-Western medicine, cosmology, embryology, and consciousness. With his wife Lindy Hough, he was the founding publisher of North Atlantic Books, which he ran for 45 years till removed by a cancel-culture cabal. He is now the curator of Sacred Planet Books at Inner Traditions. Their children are Miranda July, multimedia artist, and Robin Grossinger, urban ecologist. They live in Bar Harbor and Portland, Maine. Richard is the author of Bottoming Out the Universe which contains valuable discussions of synchronicity. One of his forthcoming books is titlec Dreamtimes and Thoughtform to be published by Inner Traditions next year. Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com
55:42
November 23, 2021
EP228, Buddy Helm: Drumming into the Coincidence Groove
Let Buddy Helm slower you, lower you into the bottom of the drumming groove where major belief changes can happen and from which coincidences are likely to spring.  Before that trip into manifestation, listen to his journey from big time drummer to entertainment industry executive (he did Dallas and other TV shows) back to using the drum for healing--each step facilitated by remarkable, well-timed coincidences. Connecting with Coincidence with Bernard Beitman, MD (CCBB) is now offered as both an audio podcast--anywhere that podcasts are available--and in video format on the Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE [https://www.youtube.com/c/Coinciders/...] to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE. Our guest, Russell Buddy Helm has played drums with Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Tim Buckley, Mike Bloomfield, Big Joe Turner, and many others. He also wrote the Star Wars syndicated Comic Strips for George Lucas. He developed a stress reducing HelmTone protocols and taught in Cathy Javier’s ethnic gift store, Seasons, in Santa Monica, California. He toured the U.S. Australia and Japan. His books include: “Drumming the Spirit to Life(Let the Goddess Dance), “Way of the Drum”, “History of the Groove.” He was a Drum therapist on staff at Bridges to Recovery for 6 years. He uses African Djembes. Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com
54:48
November 16, 2021
EP 227, Sophie Strand: Mushrooms and Mind
What you advise others, the subjects that attract your attention may be mirrors of your own mind. Sophie deeply knows this connection because she was intrigued by how fungi connect with each other and finally discovered that her connective tissue needed healing. She knows we are not just individual islands, standing alone. Just a trees in the forest are connected by fungi underground so are humans connected by unseen filaments illuminated by coincidences.   Connecting with Coincidence with Bernard Beitman, MD (CCBB) is now offered as both an audio podcast--anywhere that podcasts are available--and in video format on the Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE [https://www.youtube.com/c/Coinciders/...] to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE: https://www.spreaker.com/show/dr-bern...  We would love to hear from you as well! If you have a coincidence story to share, please leave it in the comments below, and we will respond.    Our guest, Sophie Strand, is a writer based in the Hudson Valley of New York who focuses on the intersection of spirituality, storytelling, and ecology. Her first book of essays The Flowering Wand: Lunar Kings, Lichenized Lovers, Transpecies Magicians, and Rhizomatic Harpists Heal the Masculine is forthcoming in 2022 from Inner Traditions. Her eco-feminist historical fiction reimagining of the gospels The Madonna Secret will also be published by Inner Traditions. Her books of poetry include Love Song to a Blue God (Oread Press) and Those Other Flowers to Come (Dancing Girl Press) and The Approach (The Swan). Follow her work on Facebook, Instagram @cosmogyny, and www.sophiestrand.com.    Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com
55:09
November 10, 2021
EP 226, Joe Cambray: Emotion Distorts Zoom Signals
Have you noticed that high emotion seems to correlate with distortions in Zoom, FaceTime and Skype? This distortion is a regular occurrence in our new virtual communication lives. What these coincidences tell us about how our minds are embedded in this electronic reality is the subject of this discussion. Connecting with Coincidence with Bernard Beitman, MD (CCBB) is now offered as both an audio podcast--anywhere that podcasts are available--and in video format on the Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE. Our guest, Joseph Cambray, Ph.D. is the President/CEO of Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California; he is Past-President of the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP); has served as the U.S. Editor for The Journal of Analytical Psychology and former President of the C.G. Jung Institute of Boston. Dr. Cambray is a Jungian analyst now living in the Santa Barbara area of California. His numerous publications include Synchronicity: Nature and Psyche in an Interconnected Universe and several edited volumes on Jungian Psychology.: He has published numerous paper and lectures internationally. Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.
49:57
November 2, 2021
EP 225, Mustafa Wahid: Connecting to Connections- Entrepreneurs, Synchronicity and Serendipity
Identify your INK: Individuality, Networks and Knowledge to connection to your possible connections. Embrace pain as an inevitable part of transformation. Recognize that suffering can be a choice. Embrace the rich potential of the emptiness of uncertainty. Mustafa has much to teach us. Connecting with Coincidence with Bernard Beitman, MD (CCBB) is now offered as both an audio podcast--anywhere that podcasts are available--and in video format on the Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE. Alessandra Melas collaborates with the University of Sassari (Sardinia, Italy), where she defended a Ph.D. dissertation concerning causal realism in Quantum Mechanics. Her research mostly focuses on History and Metaphysics of Science, with particular interest in causation, causal models, and chance. She is currently working on metaphysics of coincidences (see "On the Nature of Coincidental Events" with P. Salis, in Axiomathes, 2020). She has also been a teacher of History and Philosophy in the High School for almost a decade, and she works on didactic methodologies, as well as scientific communication and dissemination. Our guest Mustafa Wahid is an award-winning entrepreneur and Managing Director of Moosetrex, a global innovation firm. Mustafa is passionate about teaching practical wisdom that can help make a change in your life– FAST! Mustafa enjoys teaching as Adjunct Professor at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins School of Education, where he encourages innovation & entrepreneurship in Chinese graduate students. As well as serving as Loyola University Maryland’s 1st ever Startup-Executive-In-Residence. Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.
49:40
October 26, 2021
EP224, Alessandra Melas and Sky Nelson-Isaacs: Time Warps
Is time an illusion? Quantum physics is pounding home the idea that all time is now. Coincidences signal the breakthroughs in our rigid notion of linear time. What is the difference between an instant coincidence and one requiring 10 year to be realized? Wonder along with us! Alessandra Melas collaborates with the University of Sassari (Sardinia, Italy), where she defended a Ph.D. dissertation concerning causal realism in Quantum Mechanics. Her research mostly focuses on History and Metaphysics of Science, with particular interest in causation, causal models, and chance. She is currently working on metaphysics of coincidences (see "On the Nature of Coincidental Events" with P. Salis, in Axiomathes, 2020). She has also been a teacher of History and Philosophy in the High School for almost a decade, and she works on didactic methodologies, as well as scientific communication and dissemination. Sky Nelson-Isaacs is a physicist, musician, and author of two books, “Leap to Wholeness: How the World is Programmed to Help Us Grow, Heal, and Adapt,” and “Living in Flow: The Science of Synchronicity and How Your Choices Shape Your World.” Over the past decade he has contributed research to the foundations of quantum mechanics. His most recent research has been published in the scientific journal Quantum Reports. He has a bachelors and masters degree in physics and seeks to connect synchronicity, physics, and living in a state of flow using research and original ideas. Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com
01:00:46
October 19, 2021
EP 223, Amelia Aeon Karris: Intergalactic Ambassador
Activate the Starseed in your heart to reclaim your personal sovereignty through strengthening your energy field. Connecting with Coincidence with Bernard Beitman, MD (CCBB) is now offered as both an audio podcast--anywhere that podcasts are available--and in video format on the Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE. Our guest, Amelía Aeon Karris, author of Synchronicity, Unlock Your Divine Destiny, works with truth-seekers to ground their unique gifts and find their calling. For the last 25 years, she has been a way-seer and business consultant helping visionaries craft impactful businesses and design artistic lifestyles in alignment with their revolutionary spirit. Learn more at https://www.knowtheself.com/. Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.
01:09:25
October 12, 2021
EP 222, Tobias R. Last: Randonauts App Increases Coincidences
An app that increases coincidences!!???? Yes!!! Get out of the restricted 'probability tunnel' of your daily routine with the Randonautica app. You'll look for meaning all around you and often find it. Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE. Our guest Tobias Raayoni Last roams the borderlands between art and technology, magic and engineering. He has been working as a media artist, video technician, and web developer. He works as project manager at Randonauts Co. the makers of Randonautica app. Learn more at: https://www.randonautica.com/ https://reddit.com/r/randonauts https://youtube.com/c/TheRandonauts.  Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.
54:07
October 5, 2021
EP 221, Deepak Chopra: Stairway to Heaven
Coincidences alert us to the mysterious hiding in plain sight, to the invisible that makes the visible possible. Life purpose, romance, or jobs may be diagrammed through a conspiracy of the improbable. The energy of your attention combines with the information in your intention to generate awe-inspiring connections. Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE. Our guest Deepak Chopra is the founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra, a modern-day health company at the intersection of science and spirituality. He is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. Chopra is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego and serves as a senior scientist with Gallup Organization. He is the author of over 90 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. For the last thirty years, Chopra has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution and his 91st book, Total Meditation (Harmony Books) helps to achieve new dimensions of stress-free living and joyful living. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.” He is the author of Synchrodestiny, which is about how to harness the power of coincidences. Hear more from Deepak on coincidences: HERE. Learn more at deepakchopra.com. Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.
54:13
September 28, 2021
EP220, Lisa Buksbaum: Soaring into Synchronicity
Soar into synchronicity with intuitive healer Lisa Buksbaum on the wings of positive psychology, deep loving, communication with deceased loved ones and the interconnectedness of all beings. Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE. Lisa Honig Buksbaum is CEO & Founder of Soaringwords, a global non-profit organization inspiring more than 500,000 people to take active roles in self-healing. A "calling" on the beach after three sudden experiences with death and illness in her family motivated Lisa to launch Soaringwords and the SOARING into Strength Positive Health Initiative. She is an inspirational speaker, workshop leader, author, Positive Psychology expert, and intuitive healer featured on Good Morning America, USA Today, and CEO to Watch in Chronicle of Philanthropy. She lives in New York City and is passionate about connecting with people in meaningful, synchronistic ways. Lisa graduated with honors, Univ. Pennsylvania; MBA, Columbia Univ. Graduate School of Business; Master Applied Positive Psychology, Univ. Pennsylvania Dr. Martin Seligman. Learn more at soaringwords.org. Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.
49:25
September 23, 2021
EP 219, Ken James: Tarot, Psychological Change & Synchronicity
Psychotherapy through synchronicity? Yes! Both within and beyond of the therapeutic relationship, meaningful coincidences accelerate change. The mystery and usefulness of the "domesticated" coincidences of Tarot cards become another way to accelerate change. Tarot cards also hold up a mirror of the present, perhaps by visually capturing the movement of time through our space. Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE. Kenneth James, Ph.D. is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. James received his Ph.D. from Northwestern University and a Diploma in Analytical Psychology from the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago. He has served on the faculties of several universities and has also been an administrator. Ken has led workshops around the world on the relationship between divination and synchronicity, and on the use of the Tarot to explore the unconscious. The synthesis of Jungian thought, clinical practice, and the numinous has been a strong motif throughout his career. Learn more at http://soulworkcenter.org/. Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.
51:16
September 20, 2021
EP218, Denise Thompson-Slaughter: Coming Out of the Coincidence Closet
Midwife to the dying? Precognitive Denise accompanies her relatives as they die. She also seems to be able to predict future catastrophes. Explanations include the elasticity of time and interpersonal vibrational attunement. /p> Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE [https://www.youtube.com/c/Coinciders/featured?sub_confirmation=1] to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE: https://www.spreaker.com/show/dr-bernie-beitman-md. Our guest Denise Thompson-Slaughter is a writer and retired academic editor living in the Rochester, NY area. She has been curious about the nature of reality and the limits of the current materialistic scientific paradigms since she was 6 years old and experienced something no one could explain. Additional un-explanable experiences led her finally to research and write about them in her new book, Explaining the Coincidence Closet: Exploring the Inexplicable. Denise has a degree in English from Rutgers University and is also the author of a mystery novella and three books of poetry. Learn more at https://www.denisethompson-slaughter.com. Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.
52:37
September 16, 2021
EP217, Wendy Ross & Juliet Trail: Serendipity vs. Synchronicity
Serendipity emerges when someone notices something unexpected AND the person acts to create usefulness. Creative people rely on the synchronicities that emerge during states of flow. Coincidences include both serendipity and synchronicity types of phenomena. In this episode, we explore the differences between these concepts with our two guests who, respectively, work with the Serendipity Society and The Coincidence Project. Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE [https://www.youtube.com/c/Coinciders/featured?sub_confirmation=1] to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE: https://www.spreaker.com/show/dr-bernie-beitman-md. Our guest Wendy Ross is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at London Metropolitan University (LMU). She is co-chair of the Serendipity Society and vice-president of the Possibility Studies Network. She is broadly interested in how our thinking is scaffolded by the objects around us and, moreover, is visible in the movement of those objects in the world. In this way, veiled cognition becomes visible. Wendy is coordinator of the Serendipity, Creativity & Innovation Lab based at LMU. Learn more at https://www.sci-lab.org/ Our guest, Juliet Trail, PhD, is Managing Director of The Coincidence Project which is dedicated to advancing the use and understanding of coincidence, synchronicity, serendipity, and simulpathity. She is founder of Courageous Compassion Connection, an initiative dedicated to teaching contemplative practices to aid healing for all peoples and all beings. She is also a poet and singer who performs with the band Unheard Sirens Inc. Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.
48:30
September 13, 2021
EP216, Christian Busch: Serendipity Mindset
Serendipity places great emphasis on personal agency. You make happy accidents happen! Christian Busch, a world expert on serendipity, tells us how. In this episode, our guest talks about his motivation for studying the science of serendipity and his insights into how to cultivate more serendipity in your own life. We also discuss the difference between 'blind' luck and smart luck -- and how this relates to coincidence and synchronicity. Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE. Our guest Dr. Christian Busch directs the CGA Global Economy Program at New York University, and also teaches at the London School of Economics. He is a member of the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Expert Forum, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and among the "30 thinkers most likely to shape the future” (Thinkers50). Christian's bestselling book, The Serendipity Mindset, has been highlighted as a "wise, exciting, and life-changing book" by Arianna Huffington. Learn more at https://theserendipitymindset.com. Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.
48:30
September 6, 2021
EP215, Pninit Russo-Netzer: Midwife to the Soul through Synchronicity
Meet a woman who uses synchronicity to help people find meaning in life! She encourages people to enter into the magic moments of existence, to  connect to the dazzling web of life -- inspiring awe, curiosity and  gratitude.    In this episode, Pninit Russo-Netzer shares the inspiration for and progress of her research into synchronicity, including details on next steps for the field and practical advice based on her findings.    Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast  available, HERE.   Our guest Pninit Russo-Netzer, Ph.D. is a senior lecturer and the head of the Education Department at Achva Academic College, and a researcher  at the University of Haifa, Israel. Her main research and practice interests focus on meaning in life, positive psychology, existential  psychology, spirituality, positive change and growth. Dr. Russo-Netzer is the head of the 'Compass' Institute for the Study and Application of  Meaning in Life, and the founding head of the Academic Training PrograM for Logotherapy (meaning-oriented psychotherapy) at Tel-Aviv University. She develops training and intervention programs and publishes scholarly  journal articles and books on these topics. Learn more at https://www.pninitrn.com/about-en   Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and  has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his  research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.
37:45
September 3, 2021
EP214, Thomas Baruzzi: Your Body Participates in Coincidences
Your brain is constantly monitoring the states of all your internal organs--heart, lungs, liver, intestines....Your internal states participate in creating coincidences! In this episode, we explore interoception (our own sense of the internal states and conditions inside of our body) and how this sense relates to the creation or experience of coincidences. This episode is also available in video format on the Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE. Our guest Thomas Baruzzi is a Cognitive Science undergraduate at the University of Edinburgh who is about to enter his 4th year of studies. Thomas has helped to expand the University's Cognitive Science Society, serving as event coordinator, president and podcast coordinator. He has also helped to  develop the Cognitive Science degree as a whole as program representative for 3 years. He studies 4E cognition, predictive processing, A.I., Indian philosophies of the mind, serendipity, and feminism. He organized a summer school for predictive processing (LINK), orchestrated a conference on serendipity and cognitive science (LINK) and presented at Webster University Geneva's 3rd Creativity Week 2021 with regards to the nature of discovery.  Learn more at https://thomasbaruzzi.com. Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.
47:58
August 30, 2021
EP213, Bethany Butzer: Invisible to Visible
Coincidences alert us to the mysterious hiding in plain sight. Professor  Bethany Butzer tells us that synchronicities reveal the all-pervasive consciousness.    In this episode, our guest describes how synchronicities might serve as evidence that consciousness is more fundamental in our universe than space, time, and matter. They allow us, perhaps, to bridge the gap between the physical and the metaphysical, by momentarily experience an underlying domain of reality in which mind and matter are one.   Connecting with Coincidence with Bernard Beitman, MD (CCBB) is now offered as both an audio podcast--anywhere that podcasts are available--and in video format on the Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE. Our guest Dr. Bethany Butzer writes, teaches, and does research in the fields of positive psychology and transpersonal psychology, which emphasize the development of human strength and potential. She received her PhD in psychology from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Bethany has worked in the corporate world and in academia, and she has also spent several years as an entrepreneur. From 2013 to 2015 she was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School, where she  studied the effects of yoga in school settings. Bethany currently lives in Prague, where she teaches and does research as a Lecturer in the  School of Psychology at the University of New York in Prague. Bethany is also a Lecturer for the Alef Trust MSc program in Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology. Her research focuses on yoga  and mindfulness for youth, as well as transpersonal topics such as  synchronicity, parapsychology, and ecopsychology. She teaches undergraduate and Masters-level courses on topics such as research methods, positive psychology, consciousness, and career development. She also works as a research consultant with clients around the world.  Learn more at www.bethanybutzer.com.      Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and  has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his  psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.
43:59
August 26, 2021
EP212, Yvonne Smith Tarnas: Destined Meetings--Synchronicity, Intentionality, & Archetypal Meaning
We mirror each other! Jungian analyst Yvonne Smith Tarnas highlights how patient and therapist, and you and your friends, reflect each other's problems and potentials. In this episode, we explore the role that synchronicity has played in Yvonne's work as a psychotherapist and delve into her dissertation work, which focused on synchronicities emerging in the initial therapist-patient session. Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE. We would love to hear from you as well! If you have a coincidence story to share, please leave it in the comments below, and we will respond. Our guest Yvonne Smith Tarnas, MFT, Ph.D., is a Jungian analyst in private practice. She has also studied astrology since 1973. Yvonne received her doctorate at Pacifica Graduate Institute, with her dissertation titled ”Destined Meetings: Synchronicity, Intentionality, and Archetypal Meaning in the Initial Therapy Session.” Yvonne has presented her integration of psychotherapy and astrology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, the International Scientific Astrological Research Conference, the North South Jung Conference, the "Synchronicity: Matter and Psyche" Symposium in Joshua Tree, and the British Astrological Association Conference. Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.
45:50
August 21, 2021
EP211, Helen Marlo: Synchronicity-Informed Psychotherapy
Research and clinical experiences point to the usefulness of incorporating synchronicity into psychotherapy. Here's more evidence.   Our guest in this episode is Helen Marlo, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Psychology and Chair of the Department of Clinical Psychology at Notre Dame de Namur University. A Clinical Psychologist and Jungian Psychoanalyst, she maintains a private practice in San Mateo, CA, USA. She serves as Reviews Editor for Jung Journal: Culture and Psyche. With Co-Editor Dr. Willow Pearson, she recently published The Spiritual Psyche in Psychotherapy: Mysticism, Intersubjectivity, and Psychoanalysis. Additional publications include Synchronicity in Psychotherapy: Unconscious Communication in the Psychotherapeutic Relationship. Learn more at http://helenmarlophd.com/. Connecting with Coincidence with Bernard Beitman, MD (CCBB) is now offered as both an audio podcast--anywhere that podcasts are  available--and in video format on the Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast  available, HERE.    Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung  to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the  first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair  of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at  Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.
44:59
August 17, 2021
EP210, Ralph Blumenthal: Portals to UFOs
A New York Times reporter chases coincidences to uncover fantastic stories. In this episode, Ralph Blumenthal describes his journey from New York Times crime reporter to writing about alien abduction. He believes in the power of books to "choose their authors," rather than seeing the process as authors always being the ones to choose what books they will write.  Ralph gives a sample story of the coincidences revealed in his work: Noted Harvard psychiatrist and alien abduction researcher John E. Mack was run down and killed by a drunk driver in London on the night of Sept. 27, 2004, days before his 75th birthday. At nearly the same time, J. Wesley Boyd, a fellow psychiatrist and protege of Mack's at Harvard, was landing in St. Petersburg, Russia, to attend a medical conference. In a taxi from the airport, Boyd looked out of the window to see a car ram into a crossing pedestrian. Boyd saw the man's head slam onto the sidewalk and his legs crumple under the car. Later Boyd learned that his friend John Mack had been run over and killed in London at almost the same time, and in a very similar way. He was haunted by the painful synchronicity.  Connecting with Coincidence with Bernard Beitman, MD (CCBB) is now offered as both an audio podcast--anywhere that podcasts are available--and in video format on the Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE. We would love to hear from you as well! If you have a coincidence story to share, please leave it in the comments below, and we will respond.  Our guest Ralph Blumenthal is a Distinguished Lecturer at Baruch College of the City University of New York, and was an award-winning reporter for The New York Times from 1964 to 2009. Ralph has written and co-authored seven books on organized crime and cultural history. He co-authored the recent series of groundbreaking Times articles on the secret Pentagon program to investigate UFOs. He led the Times metro team that won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the 1993 truck-bombing of the World Trade Center. In 2001, Blumenthal was named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to research the progressive career and penal reforms of Warden Lewis E. Lawes, “the man who made Sing Sing sing.” The book on Warden Lawes, “Miracle at Sing Sing,” was published by St. Martin’s in June, 2004. His most recent book is “The Believer: Alien Encounters, Hard Science, and the Passion of John Mack,” published March 15, 2021 by High Road Books of the University of New Mexico Press. Learn more at www.ralphblumenthal.com. Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.
47:48
August 9, 2021
EP209, Sabrina Sauer: Improvise to Create Serendipity!
By improvising with serendipity, Sabrina Sauer creates stimulating, rich environments and enthusiasm for flowing with the unexpected.  Sabrina shares an example: "In my first year working as an assistant professor in Media Studies, I traveled to Milan for a conference. As I was relatively new to the field, I decided to watch a colleague's presentation. Her session was chaired by a person who asked that  colleague about a (in my mind) random topic that I also happened to be  very interested in, just as I was thinking about that topic. I thought  that that was a nice coincidence. Incidentally, I liked this person's thought processes so much, that we are now married!" Connecting with Coincidence with Bernard Beitman, MD (CCBB) is now offered as both an  audio podcast--anywhere that podcasts are available--and in video format on the Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also  available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE.  Our guest Sabrina Sauer is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, at  the Research Centre for Media and Journalism Studies. She obtained an MA in Media Studies, a PhD in Science and Technology Studies, and  professionally trained as an actor prior to writing her dissertation about user-technology improvisations as a source for Information and  Communication Technology innovation, at the University of Twente (Netherlands). She has published about media production, the agency of  users and technological artefacts, exploratory search, improvisation, and serendipity. Her current research focuses on the use of digital data  in creative media production practices, social innovation, and digital  humanities. Learn more at https://www.rug.nl/staff/s.c.sauer/.  Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt  to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first  valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a  visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the  Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at  Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his  research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.
49:03
August 5, 2021
EP208, J.M. DeBord: Dreaming Life with Synchronicity
"Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream." Here's some evidence.    In this episode, J.M. DeBord explores the relationship between dreams and synchronicity. For example, a young man starts dreaming about an anime show, and then discovers that it’s a real show. Further stories of incredible dream-real life coincidences follow.    Connecting with Coincidence with Bernard Beitman, MD (CCBB) is now offered as both an audio podcast--anywhere that podcasts are  available--and in video format on the Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE.  Our guest J.M. DeBord is the author of four books, including the the best-selling Dream Interpretation Dictionary. He is the creator of RadOwl's Dream School and a longtime moderator of the largest and most popular online community for dream sharing: dreams.reddit.com. He's also a student of Carl Jung's psychology and a moderator of that subreddit. Learn more at https://jmdebord.com or https://Dreamschool.net.   Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and  has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his  research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.
32:58
August 2, 2021
EP207, Carol Bowman: Deceased Family Member Coincidences of Returning to the Family
What if your 3 year old child tells you that they had been another relative of yours in a previous life. Is such a thing "just a coincidence"?   Our guest on this episode, Carol Bowman, explores this topic based on her career researching phenomena relating to past lives. Carol is an author, a researcher of children's past life memories, and a past life therapist for adults for over thirty years. We also discuss whether all coincidences are meaningful, and whether coincidences seem to increase at certain critical points in our lives.    Connecting with Coincidence with Bernard Beitman, MD (CCBB) is now  offered as both an audio podcast--anywhere that podcasts are  available--and in video format on the Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE.  As a past life researcher and therapist, Carol Bowman has published two books: Children's Past Lives (Bantam Books, 1997) and Return From  Heaven (HarperCollins, 2001). These have been translated into more than 20 languages. She has appeared on many TV shows, including Oprah,  Unsolved Mysteries, Good Morning America, and ABC Primetime, as well as in documentaries on the BBC, A&E, CBC, and PBS.  She has also been a  guest on radio shows and podcasts.  She has lectured in the U.S., Europe, and South America. Learn more at https://CarolBowman.com.    Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today  blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his  psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.
51:35
July 29, 2021
EP206, David Hench: A Poker Player Rolls the Synchronicity Dice
Poker players create coincidences. They play with random chance. Some can tilt the card shuffle in their direction while carefully playing by the rules. David Hench has survived the odds and now tells us about his coincidence-filled life of chance, statistics and poker cards.     Connecting with Coincidence with Bernard Beitman, MD (CCBB) is now offered as both an audio podcast--anywhere that podcasts are  available--and in video format on the Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to  our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast  available, HERE.   In this episode, we discuss with professional poker player and author David Hench his views on the significance of synchronicity and  whether the universe is what it appears to be. David was always intrigued by both sports statistics and palindromes, and became a trivia  champion, forever keeping an eye on palindromes in letters or numbers. So imagine his surprise when, at age 50, he ordered his birth  certificate and saw that he had been delivered into this world by a "Dr. Staats," and that, beyond that uncanny coincidence, the certificate was  littered with palindromes. Both the doctor's first name (Bob) and last  name (Staats) were palindromes, as was his time of birth: 6:06 PM.  So David is a statictics (a.k.a.'stats') fanatic, delivered into the world by Dr. Staats (both homonym for 'stats' and a palindrome). An auspicious debut into a life filled with synchronicities.   Our guest David Hench is a lifelong poker player, until recently. He is the author of a poker humor column called "Joker Journal," and he later  compiled the column into a book of poker humor. He's currently a writer of spiritual, inspirational, human interest, sports and humor topics. In his writing now, he is an advocate for the true self of people. Learn more about David Hench at Sojourner-Publications.com.    Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding  Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the  first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his  psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.
49:28
July 27, 2021
EP205, Harley Rotbart: Using Coincidences to Live without Regret
A renown Pediatrician offers coincidence awareness as a key to No Regrets Living. Some astounding medical coincidences illustrate this idea. In this episode, Harley Rotbart discusses phenomenal medical coincidences and relates them to the question of fate. He also addresses the problems with the Law of Very Large Numbers: the favorite explanation for coincidences by statisticians. This “law,” which cannot be proven, asserts that the strange events will inevitably occur in our busy world with its infinite opportunities for overlapping events. Connecting with Coincidence with Bernard Beitman, MD (CCBB) is now offered as both an audio podcast--anywhere that podcasts are available--and in video format on the Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE. Our guest Dr. Harley Rotbart has been a nationally renowned infectious diseases specialist, pediatrician, parenting expert, speaker, and educator for nearly four decades. He is Professor and Vice Chair Emeritus of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado. He is the author of more than 175 medical and scientific publications, and five previous books for general audiences: Miracles We Have Seen; 940 Saturdays; No Regrets Parenting; Germ Proof Your Kids; and, The On Deck Circle of Life, which was endorsed by baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. Dr. Rotbart was named to Best Doctors in America for 18 consecutive years, as well as receiving numerous other national and local awards for research, teaching, and clinical work. He serves on the Advisory Boards of Parents Magazine and Parents.com and makes numerous media appearances every year, including two media tours with American Idol finalists to promote influenza prevention and two appearances on the Dr. Oz Show to discuss medical miracles. Dr. Rotbart writes his own blog at www.harleyrotbart.com. “Coach Harley” coached youth baseball and basketball for 16 years, including 8 years at the high school level. Dr. Rotbart and his wife, Sara, live in Denver, Colorado, and are the parents of three big kids and the grandparents of three little kids. Learn more at https://www.harleyrotbart.com. Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.
47:59
July 19, 2021
EP204, Janet Payne: Thin Veil to Synchronicity on Prince Edward Island, Canada
The veil between ordinary and extraordinary realities thins at certain times like Halloween and in certain places like Prince Edward Island, Canada. Here's a synchronicity report from a woman with deep generational roots on the Island. In this episode, Janet Payne describes how coincidences guide and impact her life. We also consider what might be the source of coincidences. Janet began to notice coincidences early in her life and seemed predisposed to becoming aware of them, for reasons that still puzzle her. Her dreams sometimes tell her of a difficulty arising for one of her 7 children or 4 grandchildren. Connecting with Coincidence with Bernard Beitman, MD (CCBB) is now offered as both an audio podcast--anywhere that podcasts are available--and in video format on the Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast available, HERE. Our guest Janet Payne has worked as a site manager and counselor at Prince Edward Island, Canada Career Development Services for over 15 years and has also enjoyed working as a session instructor at University of PEI during most of this time. She is currently completing her PhD in Education and is focusing her dissertation on the importance of intuition and synchronicity within career counseling. She and her husband, Neil, have 7 children and 4 grandchildren and reside between Kinkora, Prince Edward Island, and Jamesville, Cape Breton. Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.
50:55
July 9, 2021
EP203, Julie Mariel: Psychedelic Synchronicities of a Danish Anthropologist
Synchronicities lead Danish anthropologist and past-life therapist Julie Mariel Jespersen to Ayahuasca, which then leads her to further synchronicities and shamanistic experiences with interpersonal human energy fields.    Connecting with Coincidence with Bernard Beitman, MD (CCBB) is now offered as both an audio podcast--anywhere that podcasts are available--and in video format on the Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. Please SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast are available, HERE.  In this episode, Julie Mariel Jespersen describes the coincidence-increasing effects of the mind-expanding South American potion, Ayahuasca (also  known as Daime). Her synchronicity-inspired training experiences have now forged her into a modern day shaman who is able to clearly report  journeys into the 4th dimension, or what she calls "betwixt and between."  Our guest Julie Mariel Jespersen earned a master’s degree in anthropology at Aarhus University (Denmark). Her thesis, “The Reality of Illusion and the Illusion of Reality: An anthropological study of Ayahuasca ceremonies in a Dutch spiritual group," was completed in 2016. She is a certified hypnotherapist, SoulKey-Therapist (2014) and -Instructor (2019). She has been trained in modern shamanism and healing by Danish modern shamans (2016-2020). She has worked independently as a therapist performing hypnotherapy, SoulKey therapy and healing and giving talks and courses on Ayahuasca, spirituality and personal development from an anthropological as well as a modern shamanic perspective. She runs the project ‘Portal Journeys’ with her colleague and sister, Rie Jespersen, bringing groups to spiritual places like the Bosnian Pyramids (about which Rie has written the book “De Bosniske Pyramider”). Julie is currently writing a book in Danish about Ayahuasca/Daime based on her fieldwork. She is featured in the spirituality section of Danish documentary “from the inside,” with journalist Anders Agger, set to  screen on Danish National Television, fall 2021. Learn more at https://juliemariel.com/.   Our host Dr. Bernard Beitman is the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systematize the study of coincidences. He is Founding Director of The Coincidence Project. His book, and his Psychology Today blog, are both titled Connecting with Coincidence. He has developed the first valid and reliable scale to measure coincidence sensitivity, and has written and edited coincidence articles for Psychiatric Annals. He is a visiting professor at the University of Virginia and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He attended Yale Medical School and completed a psychiatric residency at Stanford. Dr. Beitman has received two national awards for his psychotherapy training program and is internationally known for his  research into the relationship between chest pain and panic disorder. Learn more at https://coincider.com.
52:41
July 2, 2021
EP202 Gordon Keirle Smith, Below the Ice: Antarctica Synchronicities
Reality and fiction overlap. Science fiction can become reality. Gordon Smith, author of Revelation Antarctica, will make you wonder.  Today there are alternate facts depending upon who you ask -- and alternate ways that human beings think about reality. Our guest on episode 202 is challenging beliefs dearly held by a majority of the world’s population, about the fundamental nature of reality. Science fiction may not be "just" fiction, but can be a way to think about new possibilities and new insights into the world around us.    Connecting with Coincidence with Bernard Beitman, MD (CCBB) is now offered as both an audio podcast--anywhere that podcasts are available--and in video format on the Connecting with Coincidence YouTube channel. SUBSCRIBE to our channel to be notified when future episodes are posted! Also available, there are 138 archived episodes of the CCBB podcast are available HERE.    In this episode, Gordon Keirle Smith shares more about what makes his new book, Revelation Antarctica, so different from most others works of fiction, or even different from much science fiction. We explore the notion of the book being "as real as you need it to be." Gordon describes this work as a Quantum vision fired by imagination. Further, the reader is encouraged to read the 99 short sections of the book in any order that they might wish: reflecting the idea that time or chronology is an illusion.    Our guest Gordon Keirle Smith has led many lives in this lifetime. In England he was a Rosicrucian, advertising copywriter, assistant theater electrician and lighting board programmer. In France he worked in tourism, became an English teacher, invented a new artistic technique and then decided to “paint in words.” Upon partial retirement in 2014, Gordon published Genesis Antarctica. He also wrote an introduction to reincarnation, Another Egg, Another Life, one edition for for parents and one for children. His Revelation Antarctica (2019) questions our concepts of reality by using multiple characters functioning at the interface of science fiction and convention. Published only a few months before Covid-19, it describes the coming of a plague that became our collective reality.
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June 10, 2021
EP201, Juliet Trail, PhD: Can Mindfulness Enhance Synchronicity?
Episode 201, with guest Juliet Trail, PhD, explores how being attuned to the present moment can be a key to both mindfulness and recognizing  coincidences. This episode also represents the first interview of the independent podcast, Connecting with Coincidence 2.0 with Bernard  Beitman, MD (CCBB). During this conversation, we discuss how contemplative practices like mindfulness meditation relate to coincidences. We also explore how individuals are able to cultivate their inner self-observer through practices such as mindfulness, compassion, or experiencing coincidences, and whether there is a related, collective self-observer that might be developed by like-minded individuals. Juliet Trail is Managing Director of The Coincidence Project, which is dedicated to advancing the use and understanding of coincidence, synchronicity, serendipity, and simulpathity. Juliet is also founder and director of Courageous Compassion Connection, an initiative dedicated to bringing contemplative practices and approaches to diverse groups and individuals in the service of resilience, wholeness, healing, and compassion for all beings. She builds upon more than fifteen years of experience in leadership, organizational development and contemplative education in higher education. She is also a poet and singer who explores the intersections of creativity and contemplation in her bands, Unheard Sirens Inc. and Phoenix Noir. In this episode, Juliet describes a recent coincidence: Around mid-afternoon one day, I think of a good friend of mine who lives in New Mexico, and the thought pops into my head, “I should call him and check on him.” That evening, I go onto Facebook and find out that his mom was just admitted into the hospital that afternoon, perhaps around the same exact time that it occurred to me that I should check on him. So, my instinct that he was in distress or going through something that warranted friends reaching out to him, was correct. I think this is an extension of the simulpathity type of coincidence – sensing the distress at a distance of a loved one or close friend. Learn more about the Connecting with Coincidence podcast, here. View this episode on YouTube, here. Subscribe to our YouTube channel, here.
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May 12, 2021