And we’re back with episode 11!! My guest this week is a former colleague of mine, Paul Sullivan. He’s a local professor at Quincy College and licensed therapist operating his own private practice. Paul and I worked together last in 2012 or 2013 at a partial adult psychiatric program in Brookline, MA. I’m so grateful that Paul and I have kept in contact over the years as he’s been an important person in my professional career and professional development; he actually offered me some simple advice back when we worked together and I call upon it often, as you’ll hear me explain in the episode.
We start our conversation where Paul is really selling me on starting a private practice - stay tuned for more on that, hopefully soon! We discuss so many great topics, from building a private practice to meditation for every day modern life to positive psychology.
*Skip to 5:26min mark to bypass the intro and get to the interview
In this episode we hear:
About Paul’s journey to establishing himself in private practice
All about Paul’s theoretical approaches, including Positive Psychology (umm hi apparently this is my jam)
How Paul balances his jobs, spending quality time with family, and making room for play
Paul’s interest in sustainability and CSAs
How Paul helps his clients and students thrive
Paul’s view of the developmental stages in life
All about Paul’s mindfulness and meditations practices
How Paul offers his clients and students tangible and accessible ways to feel happier and live more conscious lives
Theraveda Buddhism (What? Just listen to the episode!)
Mentioned in this episode (aka, the “shotes”):
Paul’s PsychologyToday.com page
The One Thing book
Sweet Berry Farm in Middleton, RI
Walden Local Meat Co.
Common Ground Fair
Vipassana Meditation Center – Dhamma Dharā
Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy (NSGP)
The Yogi Therapist website
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