A Conversation With the Reluctant Therapist

Tuesdays, 2:00PM - 3:00PM

The Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, leads a conversation about the state of our collective mental health and the ways in which our helping professions are either aiding or getting in the way of our cultural well-being. With so many social services, treatments and programs available - why are we all still struggling in so many ways? You are invited to call in and share your thoughts at 805-781-3875.

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1:09 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

The key to survival

Broadcast date: 2/24/2015

How is the quality of life for women key to the survival of the planet and its inhabitants? 

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11:48 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Nurturing the wonders of nature for our children

How do we best nurture the wonders of nature, life, adventure, service and learning in our children when our lives are already so full?

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Mental Health
1:25 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

The meaning behind your Valentine's Day

St. Valentine's Day is often dismissed as merely a commercial holiday - but when it comes to maintaining our mental health and well-being, deep satisfying relationships are a key component. So maybe it's time to rethink the importance of celebrating and honoring the loves in our lives. Tune in Tuesday at 2 for a conversation about how to best nurture love and connection in our most cherished relationships.

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4:31 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

A 'good divorce': Is there such a thing?

Maybe marriage is an obsolete institution or not meant to last a lifetime-- a conversation about navigating the painful world of marriage dissolution. What do you think about this? 

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5:37 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

The Reluctant Therapist Mental Health Manifesto

Broadcast date: 1/27/2015

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12:36 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

What is 'normal' development for adolescents?

Broadcast date: 1/20/2015

Adolescence is a confusing time emotionally, physically and mentally for teenagers, and their parents. How do we determine whether certain behaviors are part of normal development or 

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11:14 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Power of the tribe

Broadcast date: 1/13/2015  

To change the world we need to start changing the conversations. The Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, discusses the inspiration, support and power we can find in gathering with groups.

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11:38 am
Tue January 13, 2015

The Power of Awe

Broadcast date: 01/06/2014

Maybe our overuse of the word has diminished the potential of truly experiencing the awesome to change our lives.

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Mental Health
3:11 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Collective Mental Health

Broadcast date: 01/06/2015

Elizabeth Barrett leads a conversation about the state of our collective mental health and the ways in which our helping professions are either aiding or getting in the way of our cultural well-being.  With so many social services, treatments, and programs available, why are we all still struggling in so many ways?  

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Mental Health
3:08 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

New Passions in Midlife

Broadcast date: 12/30/2014

When our current life no longer supports our mental health and well-being, how do we find the courage and energy to make a change?  Tune in for a discussion with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, and her guests about finding new passions in midlife and enhancing your life by taking a chance.

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3:19 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

When the holidays aren't happy

Broadcast date: 12/16/2014  

For many, the holiday season brings little to be happy about, especially for those struggling with depressive moods or current chronic depression.

Along with anxiety, depression is the most common concern that brings people into therapy. So how are we doing as a community and a profession in helping ourselves, and others, to cope with this often debilitating condition?

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4:52 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

When the "Nest" gets Cluttered

Broadcast date: 12/09/2014 

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Mental Health
3:37 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

A Game Plan for the Holidays

Broadcast date: 11/25/2014

You may spend days or weeks preparing for holiday celebrations, but how do you get ready to face family and friends.  A communications “game plan” can make the difference between connection and discord at your next gathering.

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Mental Health
2:13 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

The Importance of Traditional Feasts

Broadcast date: 11/18/2014

As we enter into our season of gathering, meals become one of the central components of our celebrations.  How we come together and the food we choose to share are important to maintaining our mental and physical health.  But with all of the noise we hear from the media and our own inner dialogues, it can be easy to dismiss the importance of our traditional feasts.  Tune in for a discussion of the benefits of sitting around the table. 

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