This episode with Felipe Jain, M.D. is so full of amazing things, it’s hard to know how to describe all that you’ll hear.
Felipe did the Hoffman Process when he was twenty-five. He was in his third year as a medical student at Harvard Medical School. He was driven and ambitious, but found relationships to be a challenge for him. One of the wonderful moments Felipe remembers from his Process is when his emotional self finally got to speak up for himself and stand up to his intellect. He shares how amazing it was to just experience the magic of this child within himself – a child who is wonderful, beautiful, and fun.
Now, many years later, Felipe is a Psychiatrist, a Researcher, a Neuroscientist, and a Professor at Harvard Medical School. As you’ll hear in this episode, Felipe, through the Process, found and continues to develop a beautiful balance between all four aspects of his Quadrinity. He also has been able to use aspects of his Process experience as well as some of what he learned there in his work as a Psychiatrist.
One magical part of this episode is how Felipe describes his experience of Being. A meditator for over thirty years (he started at age 13 or 14), he has deepened his relationship with people and nature by coming to know how to shift perspectives and learn to truly take in what another is experiencing. Felipe describes the evolution of Being and the nature of Being through metaphor and physics. You’ve got to listen to and feel what he shares.
Be sure to take time to discover more about Felipe’s work and the resources he’s made available to us all.
More About Dr. Felipe Jain, M.D.:
Originally from San Rafael, CA, Dr. Felipe Jain, M.D., is Director of Healthy Aging Studies at the Depression Clinical Research Program of the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. His research group aims to develop new guided imagery and mindfulness tools for people caring for loved ones with chronic illness. Additionally, his lab studies objective brain connectivity, stress hormones, and other biological markers of psychotherapy treatment. This research is funded by competitive grants from the National Institutes of Health and private foundations.
Dr. Jain also treats patients – predominantly with treatment-resistant depression – in private practice. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Felipe teaches medical students tools for resilience and serves on the MD Advisory Board of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He also supervises psychiatry trainees in the number one ranked Massachusetts General Hospital-McLean psychiatry residency program.
Dr. Jain’s most recent endeavors include studying smartphone delivery of psychotherapy, researching brain activity occasioned by psychedelics, writing a book on guided imagery and mindfulness, and creating a startup based on his mobile application platform development. When not working, he enjoys meditating, crafting poetry, reading sci-fi, playing tennis with his two children (ages 7 and 9), hiking in the Middlesex Fells, and laughing for no reason on his back porch.
Dr. Jain is also a Hoffman Institute Foundation Board Member. We are grateful for his willingness to share his expertise, experience, and love to further Hoffman’s goal of bringing peace to the world one person at a time.
Find out more about Dr. Jain here.
As mentioned in this episode:
14 Billion years: the age of the Universe
“A quark (/kwɔːrk, kwɑːrk/) is a type of elementary particle and a fundamental constituent of matter.” Wikipedia
Lao Tzu (or Laozi):
6th-century BC ancient Chinese philosopher and writer Lao Tzu, is believed to be the author of the Tao Te Ching. He is also “the founder of philosophical Taoism and a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions.” Wikipedia
The Tao Te Ching:
“The Tao Te Ching, along with the Zhuangzi, is a fundamental text for both philosophical and religious Taoism.” Wikipedia
Free resources that Felipe mentions in this episode. Fernhill Center is “dedicated to freely spreading practices that bring greater joy, compassion, and connection.”