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Catalytic, September 22, 2015

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with Guests Dr Dean Shrock & Baptist de Pape

The Power of the Heart II

What is The Power of the Heart, and how can you align yourself with your greatest power, the power that comes from living from your heart? Disenchanted law graduate Baptist de Pape's life path radically changed after he asked himself the big question, "What does life want from me?"  He wasn't an author.  He wasn't a filmmaker.  That didn't stop him.  Baptist's dedication to living his answer led him to leave the world of law behind to devote himself to learning about the power of the heart while becoming an author and filmmaker.  He traveled the world to ask leading spiritual teachers, authors and scientists to share their thoughts about The Power of the Heart, including Mind/Body/Spirit/Medicine Expert Dean Shrock, Ph.D.  The internationally acclaimed book and movie, both entitled The Power of the Heart, are helping many to discover and live from their hearts.  Join host Sheryl Hirsch-Kramer and her special guests, Baptist de Pape and Dean Shrock, as they share their perspectives on how we can learn to live from and access the power of our own hearts.

Guest, Baptist de Pape

Guest Name
Baptist de Pape
Guest Occupation
Spiritual explorer, author, and filmmaker
Guest Biography

Baptist de Pape bio:

Baptist de Pape is a spiritual explorer, author, and filmmaker.  He attended the Tilburg Law School in The Netherlands, but after graduation - and with a lucrative job offer before him - he underwent a spiritual awakening that caused him to abandon the strictly practical world of law.  De Pape explores the world of the heart and what it means to live from that space, rather than living merely from the head.  This change of emphasis led directly to some astonishingly synchronistic events.  From his spiritual awakening blossomed the concept of a movie in which he would interview the leading spiritual teachers, authors and scientists of today.  Baptist went on to film and become good friends with many of his interviewees and was generously helped by Gary Zukav, Eckhart Tolle, Maya Angelou, Isabel Allende and others.

Guest, Dr Dean Shrock

Guest Name
Dr Dean Shrock
Guest Occupation
Psychologist, Counselor, Wellness Program Developer, Author
Guest Biography

Dean Shrock, Ph.D. was born in Central Pennsylvania, but soon moved to Pittsburgh, Pa. where he graduated from high school in 1963. He attended Cleveland State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1968.

In 1977 Dr. Shrock began training to be a lecturer in a self-help program with its founder, Ken McCaulley. Shrock returned to college in 1980, graduating from the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio with a master’s in Community and College Counseling in 1983, and completing his doctorate in Counseling Psychology in 1986. His doctoral dissertation was titled, Relaxation, Guided Imagery, and Wellness.

In 1986 Dr. Shrock completed a post-doctoral internship where he developed a research proposal for the Cleveland Clinic to test the effectiveness of guided imagery with cancer patients. In 1987 he interned as a staff psychologist with the Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital in State College, Pa. While there he also interned with Dr. Carl Simonton at the Simonton Cancer Center where he initiated his research with psychological approaches to cancer care.

In 1988 Dr. Shrock was hired by a physician management group to provide psychological services for their cancer centers. Here he developed a wellness program whose primary purpose was to instill a greater “will to live”. While bringing more joy and meaning into life surely could affect a patient’s quality of life, Dr. Shrock’s research published in 1999 found that it extended their length of life. He concluded they lived longer because they felt listened to, cared for, and supported. His experience and expertise led to his being invited to co-author the chapter on Mind-Body Medicine in the textbook, Integrative Oncology, which is regarded as “the definitive source in the field” for healthcare providers.

Dr. Shrock wrote a book in 2000 about the wellness program he taught and the insights he gained. This book, Doctor’s Order’s: Go Fishing, is not about cancer, as much as it is about life. Readers can use the information to get well or stay well. People who are busy doing what they like to do not only tend to forget their aches and pains, but experience a positive effect on their quality and length of life.

However, Dr. Shrock was very intrigued by his finding that feeling loved and cared for could extend survival with cancer. This culminated in his 2009 bestselling book, Why Love Heals. He now resides in Yachats, Oregon and lectures regularly about his “Going Fishing” approach to life, and how to find true joy, peace of mind, great health, and self-love.


I'm a Life Catalyst specializing in teaching Applied Love Technology. So far, I've seen success with people, pets and plants. I'll make you laugh, I'll invite you to rethink the gifts in your situation. Give me 30 minutes to see if we're a professional match for each other.

Sheryl Hirsch-Kramer was a nationally acclaimed calligraphy instructor and lecturer before a health crisis nearly ended her life in 1998. After thirty-five years as an artist, she recreated herself as a spiritual teacher, writer, intuitive, and energy therapy facilitator. She has presented her work at Steve and Barbara Rother's master Facilitator Intensive, the Integrated Energy Therapy tm Master Instructor retreat, and other spiritual venues across America. She especially enjoys helping other people understand the sacred connection with their own angel animals, living or helping other people understand the sacred connection with their own angel animals, living or dead.

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