Saybrook alumnus and faculty member Kirk Schneider announces radio interviews and book signing

Alumnus and Saybrook Faculty Member Kirk Schneider Announces Radio Interviews and a Book Signing for Awakening to Awe: Personal Stories of Profound Transformation (Jason Aronson, 2009)

Interview with Michael Krasny, host of KQED’s Forum
Thursday Feb. 4th, 10 am

Kirk and several of the book’s contributors will give a talk and signing at
Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA
Saturday Feb. 6th, 4pm

Kirk was interviewed by Michael Toms of New Dimensions radio
Airs Jan. 27-Feb. 2 Worldwide (according to Kirk, this was a very spirited and informative show in my view), See Below:

New Dimensions Media is featuring an interview with Kirk Schneider, on its worldwide broadcast schedule, in January.
Reawakening to Life’s Great Adventure Hosted by Michael Toms. Program 3327

It will air the week, January 27 – February 2, 2010 (broadcast week begins on Wednesdays) on stations throughout the U.S. and Australia. You can also hear it streaming for free on the New Dimensions website for two weeks beginning Jan 27th or you can download it for a small fee beginning Jan 1st. Go to “Listening Options” in their website for a list of stations and carry “New Dimensions.”

Topics explored in this dialogue:
* How our culture insulates us from experiencing awe
* Why is awe important in your life
* Why we are drawn to horror films and science fiction
* How your dog or cat can help you tap into the awesomeness of life
* Why efficiency interferes with inspiration
From the dark terror of his own breakdown, Kirk Schneider has come to live in a state of awe. He explored the roots of his nightmares and anxiety, and the habits that kept him depressed and disengaged, and found that life is something to marvel at. Now he shares the long, winding road he traveled from there to here, and offers guideposts each of us can use to find our own way. Join him as he explains the reasons we spend so much of our lives disengaged from our sense of wonder, and the many tools and teachers that surround us, ready to help us regain it. The rewards, he assures us, are many. “Awe is a vital way of experiencing life,” he says. “It has the capacity to lift one out of one’s narrow identifications. We so often get stuck in certain fears or judgments. And awe is able to acknowledge that we’re creatures, we’re anxious, we’re fragile somewhat. But at the same time it points us to the more–the more of who we are and the more of what we’re participating in.” Inspired by the wisdom of Dr. Schneider you’ll find a renewed capacity to occupy parts of your being that you may not have considered before–your most vital, essential self.
Program #3327 59:00 Minutes
Justine Willis Toms, PhD (hon)
Co-founder, Managing Producer
New Dimensions World Broadcasting Network

Kirk J. Schneider, PhD
[email protected]