Science, Love, and Infinite Mind with Stephen G. Post, PhD
[Episode 35 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast]
Check out Paul Krauss MA LPC’s interview with Stephen G. Post, PhD as he tells of his personal story of growth and discusses much of his scientific research. After having a recurring dream during his youth, Stephen G. Post, PhD, was inspired to share his dream and uncover the meaning behind it. This endeavor spurred him on towards a lifetime of education and research. Through a series of synchronicities, Post realized how everyone is connected and trying to move towards a supreme Being of ultimate love. His research showed that whether it be through volunteering or working in a caregiving role, we can all benefit from this type of connection as these acts reduce depression and anxiety. Post has been able to make sense of the unknown “mind” in light of his research and life experiences. In an era of hard science and materialism, Dr. Post’s story stands out as a reminder that humans are more than random, complex biological machines—we are unique individuals capable of being and receiving love.
Stephen G. Post, PhD, is the bestselling author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Happier, Healthier Life by the Simple Act of Giving (Random House, 2008). The British Medical Journal designated his book, The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer Disease (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995), a medical classic of the 20th century. Post is among a handful of individuals awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the national Alzheimer’s Association. In 2001 he founded the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, which researches and distributes knowledge on kindness, giving, and spirituality. A frequent contributor to major magazines and newspapers including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Time Magazine, Post has appeared on The Daily Show among other national television programs. Post served as a co-chair of the United Nations Population Fund conference on spirituality and global transformation. He is a Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University, and the founder and director of the Stony Brook Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics. A leader in medicine, research and religion, Dr. Post’s latest book is a meditation on the meaning of life and the importance of spirituality. Visit him online at StephenGPost.com and UnlimitedLoveInstitute.org.
Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering distance consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress) as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433.