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Radio Awakened Episode 1 – Dr. Cassandra Vieten

Welcome to Radio Awakened, Radio Boise’s new series. Your host Dr. Michael Sapiro explores the furthest reaches of human potential, the show that deep dives into the process of becoming the best of ourselves.

Music is Lucky 13 by Jeff Coffin and the Mu’Tet:

Today’s guest: Dr. Cassandra Vieten. Dr. Cassandra Vieten is a licensed clinical psychologist, mind-body medicine researcher, author, consultant, and public speaker. She is the Executive Director of the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation. a Scholar in Residence at the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination at the University of California, San Diego. a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS). Her work helps people see new possibilities, shift perspectives, and widen their worldviews to help make the world a kinder, brighter place to live.

Michael Sapiro, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist, writer, meditation researcher, and former Buddhist monk. He is on faculty at Esalen Institute, is a Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and is completing a study on time travel, hope, and unconditional love with Dr. Julia Mossbridge of The Institute for Love and Time. Dr. Sapiro completed his postdoctoral fellowship in advanced psychology at the Boise VA Medical Center where he specialized in rural health, PTSD, and combat trauma. Dr. Sapiro is often on podcasts, and teaches nationally on the art and science of transformation, expanded human capabilities, self-care, and nondual meditation for personal and community growth. His work integrates meditation practices, psychology, noetic sciences, and social justice, and is dedicated to personal awakening for the sake of collective and planetary transformation. He is also the integrative psychologist at the Boise Ketamine Clinic. He can be found at