Inner Journey with Greg Friedman

Background

Greg Friedman is a modern version of that which has existed in every culture, a spiritual guide and mentor. He builds bridges and help clear paths in part by taking the ancient wisdom of indigenous cultures and making it applicable to us in our everyday lives.

Greg works with clients one on one, in workshops, as a couples referee and translator, as well as taking small groups of people all over the World to work with indigenous elders in remote destinations.

He has studied and done ceremony with Peruvian Shamans, Aborigine elders and elders from various Native American tribes including the Yaqui, the Deer Tribe, the Lakota and the Abanaki.

Greg has taken people deep up the Ucayali River, a tributary of the Amazon, to work with Carlitos a Shipibo Shaman in the rainforest and up to Machu Picchu to hear Kucho tell the stories that the anthropologists don’t.

In Australia he took people to Uluru to hear Elsie, an Anangu Aborigine elder tell the creation stories and into the tropical Daintree Rainforest to experience the Aborigine healings done by the Kuku Yalanji tribe through didgeridoo song and music.

As a guide, Greg will pull anything out that he can to help you; anything from smoke and mirrors, to harsh direct confrontation. He will hug you or put his foot incredibly far up some part of your anatomy as is appropriate. He helps you build the life of your choosing by uncovering the foundation that is already in you.

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Greg Welcomes Dr. Susan Block, A Yale University graduate (magna cum laude with distinction) a sex therapist, is perhaps best-known for her groundbreaking HBO specials, is a leading international champion of sex education, erotic freedom and our great ape cousins, the bonobos. Dr. Block’s latest book, The Bonobo Way: The Evolution of Peace through Pleasure, has been praised as “brilliant,” “transformative” and “revolutionary” by primatologists, politicians, spiritual leaders and porn stars alike. Read more

Anne Gordon de Barrigon is a Dolphin Messenger and Whale Wisdom Expert.  She is dedicated to sharing with others her love for the whales, dolphins, the natural world as well as the Emberá tribe and other indigenous peoples and leads people on journeys to experience themselves through relation to these people and other mammals. 

Early in her career Anne became the ‘go to’ person in the Pacific Northwest region when any film, TV show or commercial or still photo shoot needed an animal to perform.  At that time she was running both her outreach programs and doing the film work at the same time.  Until one fateful day.  During a commercial shoot on her property her tiger attacked and nearly killed one of her volunteers.  It was the worst day of her life.  Fortunately, her volunteer survived, but it was a big wake up call for Anne.  

Anne can define her life’s purpose with one word; RESPECT. Respect for animals, nature and all humans.  Read more

John Shearer is an internationally recognized Australian Mindfulness Master. He conducts workplace training, workshops, one-on-one & group sessions and teaches those who have a desire to mentor & teach mindfulness. 

His journey begins in 1982 when he died in a horrific truck accident, yes died. His physical injuries were substantial but nothing compared to fifteen years of mental suffering. He was diagnosed with a mental illness and health professionals told me that he would never be cured, that he would have to take medication for the rest of my life and that he would never work again. He felt ashamed with his condition and refused to get help outside the ‘system’.  After 15 years of debilitating depression a knock on his door changed his life and now he mentors others into their own happiness through being mindful.  Read more

John McGrail, PhD, is a renowned hypnotherapist, personal success coach and spirituality teacher

His latest book, “The Synthesis Effect” is fantastic, and I can tell you that because I just finished reading it.

Dr. McGrail’s passion for helping people overcome the sometimes debilitating fears, limiting beliefs, and other issues that prevent them from living life to its fullest potential, led him to develop a unique and powerful process, the McGrail Method of Quantum Synthesis, or more simply, Synthesis.

Synthesis represents an amalgam of Dr. McGrail’s lifelong study of the human condition and spirituality, more than 30 years of teaching and coaching experience and countless hours in private clinical practice working with thousands of clients.  It is a true fusion of art and science, wisdom and practice; a blend of 21st century science with shamanic traditions in use for more than 7000 years. Read more

Daniel Gutierrez will be appearing at Carnegie Hall and has most recently assisted President-Elect Felipe Calderon in facilitating outreach to the U.S. media and business community. He is an International Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Radio Personality and Author of Stepping Into Greatness: Success Is Up To You and his latest book is called, “Fifty Lessons I learned on my Path to Peace and Tranquility”. Read more

TWA, Terrel Washington Anansi, joins Greg on Inner Journey.  Terrell has a warrior of spirit…as a poet, singer, writer, painter, performer, visionary he moves forward in aiding the healing of the planet. One of the many things that is extraordinary about TWA is that he understand that healing must begin with self and the journey to embrace what is ours and own it to become larger and then give it back to his community….a call and response to life. His revisiting of “ECHOES AND ASHES” is a call to look at ourselves, just to see, just to recognize, our own authentic presence.

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Susan A. McKenna joins Greg on Inner Journey. Susan is the Co-founder and CEO of Nasty Woman Concerts, a non-profit organization devoted to creating artistic spaces for women. Susan works tirelessly to support the rights of the lgbt community and together we explore what it means to be transgendered and what the positive contribution and/or any negatives […]
Dee Dussault joins Inner Journey with Greg Friedman.  Dee is the creator of Ganja Yoga, the first teacher to offer public cannabis enhanced classes. She’s a yoga practitioner of twenty-two years, and an international speaker. Her classes been profiled in the NY Times and many other publications. Dee was the first yoga teacher outside of ancient India […]

Jan’s interest in UFOs began at the age of 9 when he and his brother were visited by a real UFO, no more than thirty feet from them, with no visible means of propulsion other than making a humming noise, before shooting off over the horizon. This event profoundly changed their lives. As a result of this experience, Jan pursued finding the answer to the technology these craft display believing that a breakthrough would revolutionize transportation and energy on our planet. Jan was named Executive Director of MUFON on August 1, 2013.  MUFON It is the oldest and largest civilian UFO-investigative organization in the United States. MUFON claims 4,000 members worldwide with chapters in 43 countries and all 50 states. The group has over 500 certified field investigators deployed worldwide, who undergo training and certification by MUFON and they are having a major symposium coming up in Las Vegas with some of the premier minds in the field.
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Stacy Pendleton join Greg on Inner Journey with Greg Friedman.  Stacy is a sound and energy healer who has been in practice for over a decade, as well as teaching voice for over 20 years. Over the years, she has studied extensively with shamans from South India, West Africa, and the United States. She has been steeped in meditation, music, and spiritual practice since childhood.

Stacy has developed a healing modality fusing Sanskrit chanting, devotional singing, and intuitive toning with Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, bells, shamanic rattles, hands on healing, visualization, guided meditation, and aromatherapy. This modality aids in releasing past trauma and stored grief, relieving anxiety, removing obstacles to emotional and spiritual growth, restoring joy, and realigning you with the vibration of infinite possibility. It is deeply therapeutic for anyone who is experiencing  life transitions.

Stacy connects with Divine energy, benevolent ancestors and guides to clear blocked energy and bring medicine to your soul. Stacy assists in restoring your body and energy field to a state of balance and harmony.  Read more

Greg welcomes the Nasty Woman soon to be appearing in Long Beach, Ca. The Nasty Woman Concert Series is designed to bring together everyone through the healing power of music, comedy and camp. Susan McKenna and Chris Baldwin join us in studio and a whole troop of others phone in to chime in. All of the proceeds got to the LGBT. It’s a great cause and a fun event and a kick of a program. Read more

Our first guest, John O’Kralovek has Sun Danced, Vision Fasted and is a Pipe Carrier and Purification Lodge (Inipi) leader in the Lakota (Sioux) tradition. He has participated in Maya ceremonies and is acknowledged as a gifted Visionary and See-er in the Maya tradition. During this time he also had a successful career as a business consultant and executive with leading, nationally-recognized health care institutions. And in his spare time, John has written a few books, “Pathways to the Divine” and “Seven Steps to the Divine”,

Susan Hough is one of the co-founders of “Living Your Gifts”, a company that creates programs to support and build confidence in women and girls-of-all-ages, while encouraging them to be a part of the growing worldwide movement recognizing women and girls as the most powerful force for change on the planet.

Susan has graciously included me in an organization she is one of the original founders of Wisdom Spring’s “Walking for Water” a teen fundraising program that has raised over $300,000 for the construction of wells in developing countries. This organization supports providing life giving water in Africa as well as teaching local teens validation through being of service. I am honored to be a part of it. Read more

Recipes for Living is a series of coloring journals for healthy living. Barbara Schiffman and Deborah Louise Brown have created a series of coloring books to help us have fun and grow. They have invited authors such as Max Wellspring to write about “Transforming Fear to Trust” and Bette Steflik to contribute a section on “Dream Coaching for life guidance”, as well as, Debbie Spector Weisman sharing her knowledge of “Feng Shui for inner/outer energy shifts.” In addition, Glen Schiffman has his own coloring book coming out exploring the wisdom he has found through the “Medicine Wheel”. Read more

Inner Journey with Greg Friedman welcomes Marques Ogden, a man who grew up in a single parent home, went Howard University and eventually went into the NFL. He played with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Baltimore Ravens, the Buffalo Bills, and the Tennessee Titans as an offensive lineman. He has been featured in article by CNN Money as well as Forbes. Mr.Ogden has fallen more than a few times and he is a guest on Inner Journey, not because of how he’s fallen but instead because of the ways he has gotten back up and persevered. Read more

Colter Johnson, director of “20 Miles a Glass” and Ellie and Charlotte from Laguna Beach High School’s “Walking for Water” join Greg to explore ways of getting water to those desperately in need.

If you grew up in the United States it’s hard to imagine a world where water does not appear at the turn of a faucet. With a few rare exceptions, in our modern society we have access to clean, usable water wherever and whenever we want.

I’d always known that not everyone around the world enjoyed our open level of access to water, but I never knew the details until I sat down with my friend Sobonfu Somè. Sobonfu was born to a small village in rural Burkina Faso, one of the most remote regions on the African continent. Bordering the Sahara desert to the north, Sobonfu’s village had extremely limited access to water. She told me her stories as a young woman growing up in this unforgiving region, stories like walking all day for a single jug of unsanitary water. At times they would walk all day, only to find that the well had dried up. And she had to witness the horror of a child dying of thirst.

For obvious reasons, these experiences had a lasting impact on Sobonfu. When she first arrived in the US, she couldn’t believe that water literally flowed out of the walls. Sobonfu felt that she needed to bring this technology back home to those who desperately needed it. Sobonfu founded an organization called Wisdom Spring. Wisdom Springs’ objective is to bring health, education, and clean water to indigenous people around the world.

After reading one of Sobonfu’s books, Americans Susan Hough and Kristen Wood came on board with a unique concept; to raise awareness on the water crisis in American high schools. The result of their effort has been positive on two distinct fronts, first, in bringing aid to communities in need, and second, in teaching American teens the power of positive action.

I’m honored that the team has agreed to let me tell their story and I feel passionate about sharing it with the world through the power of film. Read more