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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Lifestyle
3:49 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

The power of dreams with Laura Grace

Broadcast date: 4/21/15

What are the messages of our dreaming life? How can we learn to tap into these powerful messages from our unconscious and use them to navigate our waking lives? Tune in for a conversation with author, lecturer, and dream expert Laura Grace about the many ways to use our dreams to improve and maintain our mental health. 

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Health
1:25 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Why would a therapist be reluctant?

Broadcast Date: 4/14/15

There has been a significant change over the last 20 plus years in the way that the helping professions view, approach and treat mental health in the United States. This shift has not always been in the best interest of those who seek help, and in many ways our current models may be doing more harm than good. 

Tune in Tuesday for a Conversation about the dysfunctions in modern psychotherapy and how we can still access good care, in spite of the flaws within this well-intentioned, yet misguided, system.

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Health
1:09 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Dr. Matthew Fox and spirituality

Tune in for a Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist Elizabeth Barrett about the value of spirituality in our lives with guest Dr. Matthew Fox.

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Education
4:22 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

The purpose of public education

Broadcast date: 4/7/2015

In the debate over education’s costs, quality, and need for reform, we may have lost an understanding of its purpose. Tune in at 2 for a conversation about the state of education from pre-school through college. What do our children need to know, what experience do they need to gain, and how do we provide it? 

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Community
4:24 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

A year of service

The Aspen Institute's Franklin Project believes that every young person should be expected to perform one year of full-time service as a civic rite of passage. This Year of Service would connect them to something larger than themselves and raise the bar on what it means to be a citizen. Tune in at 2 for a discussion on launching the millennial generation and how the elders of our communities can help make it happen. Join the conversation with your call.

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Health
10:12 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Growing old isn't for sissies

Tune in for a  conversation about the challenges of aging and maintaining the highest quality of life for as long as possible.

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Health
11:24 am
Wed March 11, 2015

Communication today

Communication is fundamental to the quality of our lives. How are your communication skills aiding or getting in the way of your mental health and well-being? Tune in at 2 for a conversation about differences in communication styles and tips for getting more from your interactions

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Health
10:57 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Exploring the other side of cannabis

The documentary, The Other Side of Cannabis, explores the dangers of cannabis use on the developing mind and body.

A conversation with local artist, activist, and filmmaker Jody Belsher about her film, her research, and her efforts to bring this issue to a larger audience. Join the conversation with your call.

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Lifestyle
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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Health
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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Health
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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Health
5:37 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

The Reluctant Therapist Mental Health Manifesto

Broadcast date: 1/27/2015

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Health
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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Health
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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