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Through The Darkness

Through The Darkness

By Will Adolphy
'Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.'

Join me, Will Adolphy as we hear the tales of strength and hope from those who have lived in the darkness yet travelled through it.



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Ep 9 - The Otherworld

Through The Darkness

Ep 17 - Renée Lacroix (Finding Your Purpose Through Passion)
Renée is a passion-led serial entrepreneur. We covered her journey from fashion, to food and finally Ecstatic Dance UK. For anyone out there searching for that job that will fulfil you.  Renée is a wonderful example of how following your intuition can lead you on the path to discovering what that is, learning from each venture on the way. Enjoy! Twitter: @WillAdolphy Email: REFERENCES: Dance The Medicine website Patreon Ecstatic Dance Summer Retreat Ecstatic Dance UK website Do Open: How a Simple Email Newsletter Can Transform Your Business (and it can)
April 13, 2021
Ep 16 - Dr Katherine Coder (Awakening To The Spirit Within)
Katherine has a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology with expertise in healing trauma and integration work with visionary plant medicines. She brings together Western clinical psychology, Eastern spiritual teachings and indigenous wisdom, to connect body, mind, heart and Soul in her transformative work with people. Katherine's Info: IG: @eva__medicina FB: @EvaMedicina @DrKatherineCoder REFERENCES: After the Ceremony Ends: A Companion Guide to Help You Integrate Visionary Plant by Katherine Coder Transpersonal Psychology  Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield Yoga Meditation The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts Awareness by Anthony De Mello Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Ken Wilber Ayahuasca Psilocybin AEDP Therapists Somatic Experiencing  Trauma Healing and Attachment Work Waking The Tiger: Healing Trauma - The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming by Peter A. Levine The Body Keeps the Score: Mind, Brain and Body in the Transformation of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk James Hollis Flubber Internal Family Systems Psychosynthesis Carl Jung  Sigmund Freud Healing the Child Within: Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families by Charles L. Whitfield The Primal Wound: Understanding the adopted child by Nancy Verrier
February 02, 2021
Ep 15 - Richard Batts (Ecstatic Dance, Ecstatic Life)
Richard is the founder of Ecstatic Life and a DJ who hosts some of London’s most exciting dance events for Ecstatic Dance UK. We spoke about his journey to the ecstatic dance world from the construction industry, we touched on the healing nature of dance and we talk a little about Ayahausca, the plant medicine. Enjoy! Twitter: @WillAdolphy Email: Podcast References: My links: My music: Esta Polyesta - What is ED? Ben Crystal - Shamanism & ED Ecstatic Dance UK: School of Life - Importance of dancing (like an idiot!)
January 12, 2021
Ep 14 - Goodbye Smartphone (Lessons From a Solo Retreat)
The direction of my life changed when I took 8 days to spend time with myself.  Email: Twitter: @WillAdolphy
December 28, 2020
Ep 13 - My cat Monty has died
My cat Monty who we've had for 16 years was put down just the other day. I love this cat and her death has floored me. Here is my reflection.  @WillAdolphy Email:
December 21, 2020
Ep 12 - Stephen Jenkinson (Love, Grief and the Wondrous Mystery of Life)
Stephen is an author, a canoe builder, a farmer, founder of the Orphan Wisdom School, he spent 20 years working in palliative care and he’s been touring the world in his band the last five years. We touched what it means to be human, grief as a skill, loving temporariness and lots more.  Email: Twitter: @WillAdolphy References: Stephens Website: Die Wise Book: Nights of Grief and Mystery Tour:
December 01, 2020
Ep 11 - Cathy George and Priya Mehta (10 Questions to Ask on a First Date)
Cathy and Priya both work at the school I've been at for the last four years. They're a bundle of joy and this was the funnest podcast I've recorded to date.  Enjoy! Email: Twitter: @WillAdolphy
November 26, 2020
Ep 10 - Joanna Gilbert (Painting From the Inside)
Jo is a contemporary artist and marketing manager for the incredible non-profit iHeart. We covered her creative process, awakening to our unlimited potential, her work with iheart and much more.  Jo’s current art show ‘Freedom’ is available to view at the Avivson Gallery in Highgate. Enjoy! References: Jo's Website (to book viewings): iheart Website: Jo's Instagram: Jo's Music Playlist: Jo's Suggested Books: Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself Braving the Wilderness, The quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone Email: Twitter: @WillAdolphy
November 19, 2020
Ep 9 - The Otherworld
An exploration of the book 'Die Wise - A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul' by Stephen Jenkinson.  A meditation on love, grief and living as though we'll actually die.  Twitter: @WillAdolphy Email: References: Die Wise Book: Griefwalker Doc:
October 27, 2020
Ep 8 - Jamie Oliphant (The Wonderful World of SEN Schools)
Jamie is a brilliant comedian. I caught him at Soho Theatre last year when he performed his 1 hour show ‘Oliphant in the Room’. We touch on living life as a comedian, quirky jobs and the wonderful world of special needs education. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. Twitter: @WillAdolphy Email: Jamies Twitter: @jamiedoescomedy
October 22, 2020
Ep 7 - Goodbye Alcohol
A brief look at the history of booze, the modern myths and then my findings from living a sober life for 10 months.  Twitter: @WillAdolphy Email: References: Where I got all the history from: Coca Cola being made: The book that changed my life:
October 15, 2020
Ep 6 - Thomas Brosnan (Addiction, Outsourcing Wellbeing and The Power of Thought)
Thomas Brosnan (MSc, MBACP) is an Addiction specialist, Child Psychotherapist and founder of Thought Based Therapy. I met Thomas working at a school and each conversation I have with him I feel like I walk away a different person. So, I had to get him on.  We cover the source of our addictions, living in a thought based reality, discovering an understanding for how life truly works and lots more. Enjoy! Twitter: @WillAdolphy Email: References: Thought Based Therapy: iHeart: The Cycle of Change Diagram Gabor Mate: Incredible Years Parenting Programme: Social Learning Theory - Albert Bandura: Thomas's 'Parenting styles and metacognitions as predictors of cannabis use' paper: Books: Somebody Should Have Told Us by Jack Pransky: The Inside Out Revolution by Michael Niell: The Little Book of Clarity by Jamie Smart: It Didn't Start With You by Mark Wolynn:
October 08, 2020
Ep 5 - Jamie Clements (Therapy, Medication and Social Media)
Jamie is an old friend and Mental Health advocate who hosts the podcast ‘Man Down the Anti-Man Up movement’. We covered lots of mental health topics today. Including the experience of therapy, medications, alcohol and social media use. Jamies Podcast: Email: @WillAdolphy
October 01, 2020
Ep 4 - Giggling rats and the inner universe
A meditation on intuition, anxiety, self-love, trauma and having faith. Episode References: Jaak Pankseep: Die Wise by Stephen Jenkinson: Neil Strauss Article: Johann Hari: Matthew Hussey ‘Roy’ Video: Contact Email: @WillAdolphy
September 23, 2020
Ep 3 - Elf Lyons (Comedy, Creativity and The Art of Failing)
Elf is an award-winning comedian, writer and theatre practitioner. In the last few years Elf has gained a cult reputation as one of the most innovative performers on the UK comedy circuit. We touched creativity and failing, gender in comedy, her writing process and loads more interesting stuff. She’s an absolute joy, a real force of nature and one of my favourite people.  Twitter: @elf_lyons Podcast References: Elf's Article on Ed Fringe: Elf's website:
September 17, 2020
Ep 2 - Neil Kelders (Suicide, Loneliness and Resilience)
Neil is an International Speaker, Mental Health Ambassador and Performance & Wellbeing Coach. We talked about loneliness and suicide, resilience and learning to love yourself. We also delved into Neil’s story and heard how he’s managed to open up and what tools he now uses to manage his mental health. He’s an extremely inspiring man. His story is incredibly touching. If anyone needs someone to speak to please call Samaritans for free at anytime: 116 123 Neil Kelders Website:
September 08, 2020
Ep 1 - Sarah Rickman (Lockdown Parenting, Motherhood and Alan Rickman)
Sarah Rickman is a mother and actress and one of the most lovely people I’ve ever met. We dived into lockdown parenting, motherhood and the latter half of the podcast is on Alan Rickman who was Sarah’s uncle. This one is really interesting. I discovered things I never knew about Sarah and Alan. I really hope you enjoy it.  Sarah's Twitter: @SarahRickman_ Episode References: Flux Gym (A gym for actors):
September 02, 2020