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The Talent Economy podcast series begins in October 2016 in the run up to the launch of the book. We’d love to keep you posted about the launch and podcast series.

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CREATIVITY PODCASTS ARCHIVE

Dr Desiree Cox was the dynamic radio talk show host of the popular weekly internet Talk Radio show Healing through Creativity which ran for 4 years and was downloaded by thousands weekly. Listen to popular shows in our archives. Hear experts from all walks of life share inspiring stories, breakthrough scientific research and ancient truths about creativity, and about how to live a fulfilling life of meaning and purpose.

Healing Through Creativity

Music, story-telling, drama, dancing, art? Can these pursuits really lead to you having the career, relationships and lifestyle of your dreams? In this first episode of the Healing Through Creativity’ series, Dr. Desirée Cox talks about how she came to discover that what we now call ‘creative arts’ are actually ‘healing arts’, and how the arts can help you re-wire your brain, tap into your innate, creative intelligence and allow your gifts to make room for you.

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Healing, Self-improvement and the art of mind.

Psychiatrist and author Jeremy Spiegel talks about transformation art and the mind. Dr. Desirée Cox’ talks to Dr. Spiegel about an approach to self-improvement and healing which he calls ‘art-seeking’. Dr. Spiegel is the author of Art Seeking: Interactions with Artwork for Psychological Insight and Emotional Healing. His first book is The Mindful Medical Student: A Psychiatrist’s Guide to Staying Who You Are While Becoming Who You Want to Be. Read Spiegel’s blogs on Psychology Today and on his website www.artseeking.com.

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Surfing Rainbows: The Treasure Hunt.

Can we really use our creative energy to shift timelines – in other words, jump from the destiny our past, or genes, or culture, or life situation has set out – into a treasured life? Dr. Desirée Cox talks to Pam Sullivan about the Surfing Rainbows project and books that help people create a treasured life. Learn about inspiring people like Brian Baxter the blind soldier who runs marathons, enjoys horse riding and is also a motorcycle stuntman; Liz Murray, a former homeless teenager with HIV positive parents who has just graduated from Harvard; Andy Hamilton, who at age 72, record his first album which become the best-selling UK jazz album of the year; Mo Chaudry, who came to England as a boy, unable to speak English, left school with just one O-level exam pass and now runs a £60 million empire. These are just some of the people who have applied the Surfing Rainbow principles to their lives. Pam Sullivan is a lawyer and tax accountant whose creative journey led her to become founder of the Surfing Rainbows project and to study acupuncture, crystal therapy, reiki and other alternative therapies. The Surfing Rainbows project offers simple steps to optimize your energy to achieve your desires and keep you on the upward spiral of good. www.surfingrainbows.com.

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Write Your Way To A New Belief System.

Dr. Desirée Cox talks with Dr. Bauman about the creative power of writing and how he began writing his first book as an atheist and finished it believing in God. Dr Baumann holds medical certifications in internal medicine, geriatrics, and medical management. He is the author of God at the Speed of Light: The Melding of Science and Spirituality (one of the physics books to have inspired the popular CBS TV series “Joan of Arcadia, Window to God (a scientific analysis of the medical diagnoses divined by clairvoyant Edgar Cayce),The Akashic Light: Religion’s Common Thread (a comparative religious text which examines the supernatural qualities of light throughout the world’s religions). He has been featured in the TV documentaries “The Evidence for Heaven” and “The Search for Heaven,” both Grizzly Adams productions, and has also enjoyed appearing on the popular radio programs “Coast-to-Coast” and the CBC’s “Tapestry.”

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Emergency. I need the on-call musician. Stat!

Sound is one of the oldest forms for healing. Dr. Desirée Cox talks to the music therapist and harpist Sue Hoadley about the music she composes and plays in hospitals and how her music helps patients heal. Susan Hoadley, BA, CMP, is Certified Music Practitioner and with an extensive background in music in medicine. She is a recording artist, teacher, performer, and lecturer. She started the Healing Harp Program at the Heart Hospital of New Mexico in March 2000 where she plays harp and Native American flute music at the bedside of critically and chronically ill patients. Hoadley is also a Reiki Master and a Licensed Religious Science Practitioner with the United Centers, and has produced five CDs.

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Paradise in this world.Community Transformation through the Creative Arts.

‘Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole.’ Dr. Desirée Cox discusses the power of community transformation through public art with former Harvard academic Rev. Rita Nakashima-Brock, PhD, and artist Lance Fung.

Dr Brock is Founding Co-Director of Faith Voices for the Common Good, an organization dedicated to educating the public about the values and concerns of religious leaders and organizations. Her book Saving Paradise, co-authored with Rebecca Parker, shows how early Christians envisioned and expressed their views of “Paradise in this world” through public art. For more information, see http://savingparadise.net/

Lance Fung is a provocative contemporary artist, independent curator, gallery owner and founder of Fung Collaboratives. Fung Collaboratives is a leading arts organisation aimed at community transformation through the development of curatorial, commercial, and educational art events. The award winning The Snow Show events in Finland and Venice, and Wonderland (San Francisco) are just two of the transformative Fung Collaborative art events.

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Cancer Healed My Life

Imagine being diagnosed with a life threatening disease, and realizing, at the point of the diagnosis that you never really lived. That is what happened to Annick Augier. Dr. Desirée Cox talks to Annick Augier about how her diagnosis of cancer led her to discover the healing power of creativity and how becoming an artist healed her life.

Annick Augier is a visual artist and healer based in Europe. Her work has been acknowledged in International Contemporary Masters III (2010). Annick worked as an artist in the commercial arena in Paris for ten years before studying being diagnosed with cancer in Italy. After her diagnosis she discovered her love for mural art which lead to her studying with the internationally renowned French decorative painter Y. Guégan. Annick’s diagnosis also led to her discovering, experiencing and learning various natural healing modalities such as natural therapies, energy medicine and transpersonal psychology which she and integrates with her visual arts practice. She is the author of How Cancer Healed My Life, and she now facilitates healing workshops using art to develop personal Mandalas for her clients. She lives between Rome and London.

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Don’t Let Kids Grow up Normal

Free your child from the shackles of normality! Dr. Desirée Cox engages Dr. Gerry Fewster, author of Don’t Let Kids Grow-up Normal and Mrs. Cathy Cather (businesswoman and mother) in a round table discussion about creativity and parenting, and about the possibility of a future where children are recognized for their natural talents and inspired to reach beyond the status quo in order to create meaningful futures for themselves.

In this timely and exciting new book, Dr. Fewster, a psychotherapist with over thirty years experience of working with troubled children and their families, reminds us of the special individuality of each child and presents ways of helping become compassionate, creative and self-responsible.

Cathy Cather is a mother and a business-woman with over 20 years experience who heads her own healthcare consultancy firm. She juggles a successful business career with what she describes as ‘creative parenting’. Cathy shares from her own practical experience of what it takes to help kids develop their natural talents and find their true north. Most of all, Cathy Cather is a mother who also applies her creativity to child-rearing. For more about Cathy Cather, see:www.cathycatherconsulting.com.

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Yes you can teach your old brain new tricks.

Can you re-wire your brain to create a more inspiring and successful career, lifestyle, or even love life? Dr. Desirée Cox discusses the art and science of brain re-wiring with Patt Lind-Kyle. Patt talks about her latest book, Heal Your Mind, Rewire Your Brain and about some of the breakthroughs in scientific understanding of how the brain works, about stress and how to heal our minds by rewiring the brain. Find out how you can apply these scientific breakthroughs help you tap into your creative potential. See www.healrewireyourbrain.com.

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Music and Healing.

In this episode Dr. Desirée Cox discusses the healing potential of drumming with professional musician, drummer and certified Addictions Therapist, Ed Mikenas. Find out how drumming therapy can help you tap into your innate creative gifts.

Ed Mikenas is a professional musician (with a Masters Degree in Music from the Manhattan School of Music in NYC), a certified substance abuse counsellor, and the Director of Non-Residential Services for the City of Lynchburg’s Department of Juvenile Services. His main instrument is the double bass. However, over the past fifteen years Ed has been focusing on drumming as a therapeutic tool. He’s developed his own unique method of using hand drums for healing and well-being. It is a method which is becoming increasing accepted in certain healthcare and academic settings around the US, one of these being Radford University, where Ed developed the Drumming on the Edge of Leadership curriculum for the Waldron School of Social Work. Ed’s work as been referenced in prestigious academic journals, such as the American Journal of Public Health, as well as a book published by Oxford University Press. Find out more about Ed Mikenas and his therapeutic drumming work on www.edmikenas.org

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