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Inspire Possibility Show, June 8, 2016

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Guests, Steven Kessler and Jonathan Robinson

Inspire Possibility Show with Mark Susnow


The 5 Personality Patterns: Your Guide to Understanding Yourself and Others and Developing Emotional Maturity

“Your experience of life is determined mostly by your habits of attention and the patterned flow of your life energy.” – Steven Kessler

Dr Kessler's new book can be your guide to understanding yourself and others and developing emotional maturity. For all of us, unconscious survival patterns learned in childhood run our lives. Here's how to break their grip and take back control of your life.

1. Learn about the five basic survival patterns.

Learn to recognize the patterns in others.

2. Figure out which ones you automatically go into when you're distressed.

When under pressure, you probably first go into one particular pattern. Then, if that isn't handling the situation, you switch to your secondary, or backup, pattern.

3. Learn how to tell when you've gone into pattern.

Learn what each of your patterns looks like and feels like from the inside, so you can tell when you've gone into it.

4. Take steps to come out of pattern and back to being present.

Practice doing what is needed to bring yourself out of each pattern. Practice even when you're not in pattern so that you can still do it when distressed.

5. Heal the core wounds that are triggering your patterns.

Your patterns are fueled and triggered by deep old wounds. To remove that fuel, get help healing your core wounds.

This will give you back voluntary control over your thinking, feeling, and actions.


Walk into Jonathan Robinson’s house and you are likely to see an array of objects that have earned him the title of “Dr. Feelgood” by all of his friends. First there is the recliner chair that puts you into a state of blissful oblivion. Maybe your eyes will fall to the trans-cranial stimulation device called “The Thync.” Then there are the Tinglers that fit on the head and the knees to create endless waves of pleasure. Or if singing makes you happy, consider the Singtrix that actually makes your off-key warbling sound like a pop or rockstar. And if all that fails, he’s got some surefire LEGAL cognitive-enhancing supplements that will boost you into the happy zone.

All these and more you will find in his new book The Technology of Joy: The 101 Best Apps, Gadgets, Tools and Supplements For Feeling More Delight In Your Life.

Robinson is one of the world’s leading experts on happiness and how to get there. A psychotherapist, bestselling author of 10 books, and a professional speaker who consistently presents to Fortune 500 companies, he has reached more than 100 million people around the world with his practical methods. Robinson has made numerous appearances on such shows asOprah, CNN, and the leading morning shows, and been featured in Newsweek, USA TODAY, and the Los Angeles Times.   He has spent more than forty years studying the most practical and powerful methods for achieving a state of personal life satisfaction and happiness.

The Technology of Joy is the culmination of Robinson’s personal experiments with a vast number of apps, gadgets, tools and supplements seeking the very best “happiness hacks.” 


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Guest Occupation
Bestselling author, psychotherapist, professional speaker and hypnotherapist
Guest Biography

Author of the new book, "Technology of Joy," Jonathan Robinson is a psychotherapist, professional speaker and hypnotherapist from Santa Barbara, California. He has spent more than 20 years studying the most practical and powerful methods for psychological and spiritual growth. His specialty is teaching people simple techniques that can have a profound impact on the quality of their personal life. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Self and New Age Journal magazines, and he has been featured in USA Today and over a dozen other newspapers. In addition, Robinson has appeared on Oprah! and several other national television shows, and is a frequent guest on radio talk shows. He is the author of Bridges to Heaven and The Little Book of Big Questions.

Inspire Possibility Show

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I am naturally curious—curious about how i can make my experience of life more fulfilling and more interesting which has led me down many roads. New destinations, new realities, some amazing people—masters of their game—all preparing me for this moment.

We’ve heard the adage that we teach what we want to learn. I wondered if there were possibilities in my life that I wasn’t yet exploring. With that in mind at the turn of the new millennium I made a leap of faith…from successful trial lawyer to life coach and strategist and was created. That was 19 years ago.

The Inspire Possibility Show was the next step. Each week I have conversations with various cutting-edge thought leaders who inspire, enlighten and entertain us. They inspire us to get out of our comfort zones and to explore possibilities that are out there waiting for us. I invite you to join in.

A Few More Things More About Me.

Being a musician has been and still is a lifelong exploration. Being the author of Dancing on the River: Navigating Life’s Changes and the Soul of Uncertainty, A Fable for our Times, has inspired me to look deeper. Playing sports, since I’ve been a kid has been a mainstay of my life. Through it all being a dad has been most fulfilling.

"Mark's coaching, presence and spirit, helps him give others a gentle nudge (and sometimes hard push) toward whatever their future path may hold. As a friend, mentor and spiritual guide, Mark has helped me, quite simply, start to do something that resonates with my soul and spirit."
Warren J. Strudwick, Jr. M.D., - Team Physician, Oakland Raiders

"Intuitive and insightful, Mark worked with me to discover sustainable strategies in overcoming self-limiting behaviors that had become a norm in both my business and personal life."
Danika Davis, PHR, - CEO - Northern California HR Association

"Success doesn't have to be a struggle. Mark knows how to bring out superior performance in his clients. He is masterful."
Raz Ingrasci, - President of the Hoffman Institute

"Mark's recent presentation to the Commonwealth Club inspired our members to see the changes in their lives as opportunities and possibilities rather than as something to avoid."
George Hammond, Chair — Humanities Forum, Commonwealth Club of California

"Mark's recent communication program to our Peernet Organization of all CEO’s taught us the power of communication and how it can positively transform the dynamics of our organizations."
Jay Nathanson, Chairman, Peernet Group

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