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4 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Itai Ivtzan. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Itai Ivtzan, often where they are interviewed.

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Encore Presentation - Dr. Itai Ivtzan: The Discovery of Meaning and Purpose

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Naropa presents some of the most popular and moving episodes of MindfulU from 2018, including "The Discovery of Meaning and Purpose, with Dr. Itai Ivtzan."

The disciplines of psychology and spirituality both offer us humans a gift. Psychology, being the mind-oriented discipline, seems to offer us a chance to envision ourselves within our surroundings. At the same time, spirituality invites us to move beyond the mind, and even beyond the definitions of a self. Most of us tend to focus on one or the other over our lives. But, in doing so, we often narrow our experience. When these two disciplines are married, however, we can achieve an incredible explosion of potentials to live life as fully as possible.

Special Guest: Itai Ivtzan.

Dec 24 2018 · 38mins
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EP161 - Positive Psychologist, Professor, and Author, Dr. Itai Ivtzan: Awareness is Freedom

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What’s the story behind your decisions? Why do you decide yes to some things and quickly decline others? Do you even know why? The truth is, many of us are living limited experiences because we’re living in a limited self. Get ready to break down your barriers as Dr. Itai Ivtzan, positive psychologist, teaches you new meanings to happiness, fresh ways to tap into your authentic self, and how to understand the depth of your psychological/spiritual existence.

Dr. Ivtzan’s an associate professor at Naropa University and an honorary senior research associate at the University College of London. Over the past 20 years, he’s run seminars, lectures, workshops, and retreats all around the world at various educational institutions, as well as private events. Dr. Ivtzan’s a regular keynote speaker at conferences and has published several books, as well as many journal papers and book chapters covering his main areas of research in positive psychology, mindfulness, and spirituality. He’s confident that mindfulness and meditation have the power to change individuals--in fact, whole societies--for the better.

Awareness is freedom--happy discovery!

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Combining your ground and sky. There’s a sincere beauty between a psychological and spiritual journey. One invites you to get to know the real you, while the other simply allows you to look at what you’ve uncovered and let it go so you can be open to what’s ahead. Get on board, your voyage awaits HERE…[05:18].

Riding your internal tidal wave. Will you do this or that? With every choice you make, there’s an undercurrent of the mind--with movement of sensations and realizations. More often than not, you’re not even aware of this psychological surge . . . but you should be. The ONE thing you need to tap into this well of inner wisdom is…[12:42].

Living your meaningful journey. When you wake up in the morning is there a reason you get out of bed? That makes your body say, “RISE!” Joy, zest, passion–so many incredible variables are at the heart of your psychological wellbeing--it’s time to let them free. The SECRET to unlocking your meaning and purpose is…[27:00].

Unearthing your deeper awareness. When you’re on this quest to peel back the layers--to get more in touch with your authentic self--where do you start? Should you try therapy, retreats, or simply talk to a friend? Start by asking yourself this ONE powerful question…[35:17].

Tune in and turn the volume up for a dose of inspiration and life lessons. You’re never more than One Idea Away from a whole, new reality.

Oct 16 2018 · 42mins
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Dr. Itai Ivtzan: The Discovery of Meaning and Purpose

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The disciplines of psychology and spirituality both offer us humans a gift. Psychology, being the mind-oriented discipline, seems to offer us a chance to envision ourselves within our surroundings. At the same time, spirituality invites us to move beyond the mind, and even beyond the definitions of a self. Most of us tend to focus on one or the other over our lives. But, in doing so, we often narrow our experience. When these two disciplines are married, however, we can achieve an incredible explosion of potentials to live life as fully as possible.

Special Guest: Itai Ivtzan.

Jul 16 2018 · 38mins
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Mindfulness Myth Busting: Dr. Itai Ivtzan | OYNB 020

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I am hosting today’s episode of One Year No Beer all by my lonesome. Ruari is out taking care of the last minute details of our second launch, and we’re both really excited for you to see what we have in store for our OYNB-ers! We are always working to find new ways to help you guys quit drinking and start making positive changes for yourselves and in your lives. And today’s guest goes right along with this kind of positive thinking.

Dr. Itai Ivtzan is a mindfulness guru. I have known him since Uni where I attended his MA course in Positive Psychology. He completely transformed my way of thinking. Mindfulness practice focuses on the self. It’s a tool you can use in your everyday life to get to know yourself better and to recognize where and when stressors start pulling you down. Nothing is more stressful than quitting drinking, we can all agree on that, and the practical tips we talk about today will really help you overcome these difficult next hundred days.

“Mindfulness practice reflects you at a given day at a given moment.”

Our minds are always wandering. We are daydreaming. We’re fantasizing about the future or we’re stressing about the past. You could be thinking about a pint right now and stressing because you know you can’t have it. That’s where Dr. Itai says we’re doing it wrong. Mindfulness forces you to look at the here and now and the relationship you have with your present moments. With mindfulness practice, you’ll bring yourself back into the present moment. It will force you to look at it and recognize yourself in it.

Mindfulness practice is easier than you think. You don’t need to sit cross-legged on a cloud to reap its benefits. You just need to bring a quality of attention to whatever activity you are doing. You can meditate while enjoying your morning cup of coffee or tea. Mindfulness practice is as simple as recognizing the heat of your tea and reflecting on the warmth as it travels through your body. There is no stress in that cup of tea. It is simply a cup of a tea that you enjoy, and recognizing that simple fact is at the core of mindfulness practice.

Sometimes mindfulness can be hectic, like when you’re having a bad day and ugly emotions start rearing up inside you. This is normal! “We go through the waves of being human,” Dr. Itai says. And riding these waves is what makes us human. It’s being mindful of these waves, and understanding where the bad feelings are coming from, that is at the core of this practice. As you sip your warm tea on a bad day, you can reflect on how there is no negativity in the tea or in the moment of you drinking the tea. You aren’t avoiding the negative emotions. Rather, you’re reflecting on where they’re coming from and how they aren’t a permanent part of your being. It’s simply a wave you are riding.

Now, don’t panic. This isn’t about becoming a monk. Just because you practice mindfulness doesn’t mean you’ll get so Zen that you lose your edge. Don’t worry. Your passion isn’t going to go anywhere. You’ll just be able to stay calm under pressure and keep up the positive thinking so you’re not overwhelmed by the stress of everyday life. But in order to get all the benefits of mindfulness, you need to practice regularly. I personally set an alarm in my phone to remind me to take mindfulness breaks throughout my day. But a few days a week for a few months will be a good start for you, especially as you start on your One Year No Beer journey.

LINKS & RESOURCES

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DR. ITAI’S RESOURCES

Dr. Itai’s Website: https://www.awarenessisfreedom.com/

Dr. Itai’s Online Course: Meditation Mindfulness Teacher Training

Dr. Itai’s Book: Mindfulness in Positive Psychology

Dr. Itai’s Twitter: @AwareisFree

Dr. Itai’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AwarenessisFreedom/

Jan 31 2017 · 40mins