Waking Up Bipolar with Chris Cole | Bipolar disorder, spiritual awakening, and everything in between.
By Chris Cole | Life coach and author of The Body of Chris
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Chris Cole hosts the Waking Up Bipolar podcast, focused on the intersection of bipolar disorder and spiritual awakening. He is the author of The Body of Chris: A Memoir of Obsession, Addiction, and Madness, inspired by his own journey of spiritual unfolding and mental health challenges. Chris Cole offers life coaching for any number of mental health conditions, specializing in bipolar disorder and spiritual emergence. Chris’s experience with addiction, disordered eating, body dysmorphia, psychosis, and spiritual emergency allows him to relate to a wide range of clients. He utilizes a holistic approach to mental health which views wellness in physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual domains. Learn more about Chris and his work at colecoaching.com.
||CleanSara Gael: Zendo Project, Transpersonal Healing, and the Psychedelic Renaissance||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Sara Gael—transpersonal psychotherapist and Director of Harm Reduction for MAPS, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies.||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmber Wood: Mind-Body Connections, Discovering Purpose, and Shifting Authority||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Amber Wood—licensed clinician specializing in functional and evolutionary medicine. Amber Wood is passionate about medicine that is natural, evidence-based, and effective. Her primary goal||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTada Hozumi: White Fragility, Activism Burnout, and Cultural Somatic Healing||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Tada Hozumi—body-centered therapist, coach, and group facilitator. Tada (them/they) is a genderqueer person of color of Japanese descent.||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Kelly Brogan: Radical Healing, Ugly Crying, and Celebrating Possibilities||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Kelly Brogan, MD—holistic women’s health psychiatrist, author of the NY Times Bestselling book, A Mind of Your Own, and co-editor of the landmark textbook, Integrative Therapies for Depr||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Michael Guy Thompson: R. D. Laing, Spiritual Love, and The Politics of Experience||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Dr. Michael Guy Thompson—clinical psychologist, educator, and student of the late R.D. Laing. Dr. Thompson moved to London in 1973 to work with R.D. Laing, where he also trained as a psychoa||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOde to Lord (Bill) Ian Vincent Scheffel||The name Ian means "Gift from God." Bill-Ian was a Drala Master of the Crazy Wisdom Lineage, as well as a Sufi Mystic, Celtic Buddhist, Bipolar Human Being, and Best Friend. Please visit westernmountain.org, verticaltimeyoga.com, and transcendingmadnes||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChris Cole: Reappropriating Bipolar Beyond Pathology||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole reads from a recent article, "Reappropriating Bipolar Beyond Pathology," published on Mad in America's webzine, madinamerica.com. You can read the article here: https://www.madinamerica.com/2018/06/re||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKiana Fitzgerald: Ye Love, Manic Tweets, and Complex Bipolarism||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Kiana Fitzgerald—music journalist, editor, editorial producer, and DJ. She's currently a staff writer for Complex, an award-winning, multimedia website that focuses on hip-hop music, culture||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChris Cole: Bipolar like Kanye West||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks to the recent news of Kanye West coming out as bipolar, especially amid so much political and cultural controversy. What are the implications for the rest of humanity? How do we relate to the compl||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSean Blackwell: Bipolar, Awakening, Crisis, and Bipolar Awakening Crisis||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Sean Blackwell—YouTube sensation, author, retreat facilitator, and spiritual messenger.||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVictoria Maxwell: Naked Psychosis, Imperfect Bodies, and Spiritual Medication||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Victoria Maxwell—mental health speaker, performer, and wellness warrior. She lives with bipolar disorder, anxiety and psychosis, and for more than 17 years has been presenting keynotes and w||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKelli Foulkrod: Yoga Therapy, Social Engagement, and Organic Mental Health||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Kelli Foulkrod—licensed psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and healing arts practitioner located in Austin, Texas.||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAubrey Good: International Bipolar Foundation, World Bipolar Day, and #BIPOLARSTRONG||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Aubrey Good—Program Coordinator for the International Bipolar Foundation. Aubrey was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 18, and she hopes to use her experiences and knowledge to help bring a||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Emma Bragdon: Spiritual Emergency, Spiritual Crisis, and Holding Complexity||Dr. Emma Bragdon—author, psychologist, and integrative mental health expert. Dr. Bragdon is the Founder and Executive Director of Integrative Mental Health for You. She has written extensively on topics of spirituality and mental health, including sev||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJeff Warren: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, Secular Spirituality, and the Paradox of Practice||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Jeff Warren—writer and meditation teacher. Jeff is the author of The Head Trip, a travel guide to sleeping, dreaming and waking, and co-author of the New York Times bestselling Meditation||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChris Cole: Bipolar Order, Getting to the Heart of Sanity||SparkTalks, dynamic presentations that share the wisdom of Naropa University’s alumni, will open your heart, broaden your perspective, and enliven your spirit. At age 18, Chris experienced what he thought was a spiritual awakening, only to be diagnose||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKatie Mottram: Training Peers, Emerging Proud, and Mending the Gap||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Katie Mottram— author, speaker and producer, but most importantly, a peer experiencer. Having worked in the mental health system for 15 years, she experienced a spiritual awakening which com||1/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMike Veny: Transforming Stigma, Minority Mental Health, and Difficult Conversations||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Mike Veny—America’s leading mental health speaker and a high-energy drum circle facilitator. Hear Mike talk about how he fights stigma in himself and throughout the country.||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPhil Borges: CRAZYWISE Film, Discovering Wisdom, and Making Meaning||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Phil Borges—esteemed human rights photographer and documentarian, and recent Director & Executive Producer of the film CRAZYWISE.||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Elyn Saks: Psychiatric Law, Criminal Justice, and Mental Health Reform||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Dr. Elyn Saks—acclaimed scholar, mental health advocate, cancer survivor, psychiatric thriver, and best-selling author of The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanValerie Gangas: Highly Sensitive People, Transcendental Meditation, and Spiritual Emergency||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Valerie Gangas—guide for highly sensitive people, speaker, and author of the Amazon bestseller Enlightenment Is Sexy: Every Woman’s Guide to a Magical Life.||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarya Hornbacher: Radical Advocacy, Nontheistic Spirituality, and Bipolar Badassery||In this episode of the Waking Up Bipolar podcast, Chris Cole speaks with Marya Hornbacher—award-winning essayist, journalist, and The New York Times bestselling author of five books covering memoir, fiction, and self-help.||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKarolina Walsh: Trans Inclusivity, Queerness, and Ungendering Mental Health||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Karolina Walsh—psychotherapist, coach, educator, and healer, practicing in beautiful Boulder, Colorado.||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNatasha Tracy: Bipolar Burbles, Lost Marbles, and Bipolar Empowerment||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Natasha Tracy—award-winning writer, speaker, and social media consultant from the Pacific Northwest. She is also the author of Lost Marbles: Insights into My Life with Depression & Bipolar.||10/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNick Walker: Neurodiversity Paradigm, Cognitive Liberty, and Scientific Oppression||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Nick Walker Sensei—Autistic author, educator, speaker, transdisciplinary scholar, and aikido teacher.||9/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDavid Leite: Notes on a Banana, Falling in Love, and Coming Out Bipolar||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with David Leite—culinary expert, award-winning food journalist, and author of the recently-published, critically-acclaimed book, NOTES ON A BANANA: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression.||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGarrett Duncan: Shamanism, Indigenous Wisdom, and Navajo Illuminations||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Garrett Duncan, Navajo healing facilitator, shaman, medicine person, Reiki master, and story teller.||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Carolyn Coker Ross: Health at Every Size and the Food Addiction Recovery Workbook||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross, internationally known author, speaker, expert and pioneer in the use of Integrative Medicine for the treatment of eating disorders, addictions, mood and anxiety disorde||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. David Lukoff: Diagnosing Spirituality and Spiritual Competency||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with David Lukoff, PhD about the overlap of mystical experiences and psychotic disorders. Dr. Lukoff draws from decades of research and training in the overlap of psychological disturbances and spi||8/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLama Rod Owens: Consensual Authenticity and Radical Dharma||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Lama Rod Owens — a formally trained Buddhist teacher, Harvard Master of Divinity graduate, and co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation. Lama Rod works to be as open,||8/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGabe Howard: The Circle of Life and Bipolar Blame||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Gabe Howard— host of The Psych Central podcast, award-winning writer, and sought-after speaker. In 2003, he was formally diagnosed with bipolar and anxiety disorders after being committed to||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDebra Silverman: The Missing Element and Bipolar Astrology||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Debra Silverman—world-renowned astrologer to the stars (both in Hollywood and the Cosmos) and author of The Missing Element: Inspiring Compassion for the Human Condition.||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMatthew Gindin: Remember Michael Stone and OCCUPY Everything||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Matthew Gindin—freelance journalist, former Buddhist monk, educator, meditation teacher, and friend of the late Michael Stone.||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAndy Behrman: The Evolution of Electroboy||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Andy Behrman—advocate, activist, and author of Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania.||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMonica Cassani: The Somatic Imperative||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Monica Cassani, writer and creator of the website Everything Matters: Beyond Meds, a site that documents and shares many natural methods of self-care for finding and sustaining health in body||7/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDr. Steve Prentice: Trusting Your Nature||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole speaks with Dr. Steve Prentice, Doctor of Chiropractic and author of Wrecked: Why Your Quest for Health and Weight Loss Has Failed... And What You Can Do About It.||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChris Cole: Using Your Voice||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole discusses the tall order of using one's voice with intention and awareness, so as to show up to life with mindfulness and congruence.||7/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChris Cole: True Humility, Real Confidence||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole discusses the relationship between humility and confidence, especially for folks with bipolar questioning their worth and integrating spiritual experiences.||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChris Cole: The Spiritual Mania Fallacy||In this episode of Waking Up Bipolar, Chris Cole discusses what he calls “The Spiritual Mania Fallacy,” where folks with bipolar mistakenly equate spiritual awakening with mania or manic psychosis.||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great Podcast -keep the information coming -looking forward to following your journey!
It's so nice to hear someone addressing these long neglected concerns
Straight from the source.
Chris takes an insightful, humble look at topics related to bipolar from both his professional and personal points of view. They're just the right length to listen to with my morning tea. I'm looking froward to listening to more!