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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Broadcast date: 07/19/2016

It isn't often that you get the chance to meet your hero, but when the opportunity arrives should you take it? It's hard for anyone to live up to their persona, which can lead to a disappointing personal encounter. But when offered the chance to interview author, activist and psychologist Mary Pipher at her home in Lincoln, Ne- it was worth the cross country car trip for this conversation. Tune in Tuesday at 2 for a conversation with Dr. Mary Pipher about creating a life worth living.

Broadcast date: 07/12/2016

It seems that when it comes down to it there are just a few things that make life worth living. Tune in Today - Tuesday - at 2 for a conversation from the Black Hills of South Dakota with 3 very different men who share some fundamental values that guide their lives.

Broadcast date: 07/05/2015

If we as a country fail to value the work of those who care for others, who will be able, or want to do the work? Tune in for a conversation with Riane Eisler PhD, about her work as the president of the center for Partnership Studies and the founder of theCaring Economy Campaign.

Broadcast date: 06/21/2016

Instead of a riotous clash of forces, this revolution may already be taking place outside of mainstream culture and under the noses of those in power. Tune in today at 2 pm for a conversation about how fathers, families, music and alternative economies are quietly changing the world.

Competition, Performance, and Mental

Jul 7, 2016

Broadcast date: 06/14/2016

What does it take to reach our full potential? When it comes to elite athletes and performers it is a combination of fitness, preparation and confidence both physically and mentally. How can these same attributes help each of us find more success in the areas of our life that demand overcoming stress and pressure to "get the job done?" Tune in for a conversation with Sports Psychologist Jeff Troesch about his work helping the best of the best find their "zone."

Vacation Rejuvenation

Jul 7, 2016

Broadcast date: 05/24/2016

Unused vacation time in America is at an all time high - coincidentally so are the rates of anxiety and depression. Taking time to get away and regroup is critical to our mental health and well- being. and is essential in maintaining our most important relationships.Tune in Today at 2 pm for a conversation about the joys of family vacations and the importance of getting away together to stay together.

Broadcast date: 05/31/2016

Growing old can happen gradually, or come on suddenly do to an illness, accident or trauma. The age at which we actually feel old can also arrive at any time in our life depending on our physical, emotional and mental health. Tune in  for a conversation with elder Lois Bristow PhD, about her experience accepting the transitions of age.

What's in a Name?

May 31, 2016

Broadcast date: 05/22/2016

How we come to be named is a fundamental part of our journey and what we are named plays a big part in forming our personalities and shaping our future. 

The Challenge of Awareness

May 31, 2016

Broadcast date: 04/26/2016

Is mere awareness enough to inspire empathy and change? 

Broadcast date: 04/19/2016

April 22nd is Earth Day. 

Broadcast date: 04/12/2016

Power is the driving force in almost every aspect of our lives. 

Broadcast date: 04/05/2016

There are big changes happening in the world of men - a Men's Revolution of sorts, but no one is marching, chanting or burning their jock strap. 

Broadcast date: 03/29/2016

With all of the sexual content available and graphic images displayed on billboards, in store windows and in the media - we do a poor job of talking about sex and intimate relationships. 

Broadcast date: 03/22/2016 

Journaling is therapeutic. It's more than just a writing exercise. 

Broadcast date: 03/15/2016

One of the most well-recognized epidemics in the United States is that of skewed body image. But is this epidemic well understood? Tune in for a conversation about the sorts of mental strain that precipitate eating disorders, and advice on grappling with body image issues.  

Broadcast date: 03/08/2016

In honor of National Women's Day, Elizabeth asks the question: who is it that has made the most impact in your life- and why? 

Broadcast date: 03/01/2016

Although toddlers can be physically demanding and emotionally frustrating - the years spent raising teens can bring us to our knees. But time with our teens can often be engaging, enlightening and fulfilling. 

Broadcast Date: 02/23/2016

The medical model and helping professions are not exact sciences. 

Broadcast date: 2/16/2016

Wisdom is earned and then carefully shared, but Elizabeth points out that women's wisdom is often overlooked by society and women themselves. 

Broadcast date: 02/12/2016

Young adults (ages 12-17) perceive prescription pills, such as opioid pain relievers, to be less dangerous than street drugs because they are available through legal prescriptions.

Broadcast date: 02/02/2016

We spend our lives pursuing love. 

This week Elizabeth asks, is love worth it? Tune in for a conversation about our desire to love and be loved.

Broadcast date: 1/27/2016

As the 2016 election cycle heats up, so does the rhetoric, accusations and fear mongering by politicians whose sole intent is to terrify the electorate into voting with their emotions instead of their rational minds. 

Broadcast date: 01/19/2016

What does it take to change the world? 

Broadcast date: 1/12/2016

What goes into leaving a legacy? 

Finding fulfillment when the pressure is on

Jan 7, 2016

Broadcast date: 1/5/2016

What does it mean to be fulfilled in one's work? 

Broadcast date: 12/29/2015

It's that time of year again-- a time of wrapping up, of taking stock, of making new years resolutions. 

Broadcast date: 12/22/2015

Amidst the hustle and bustle of our often chaotic and complex lives, it's important to a moment to acknowledge the Joy that exists but can often go unnoticed. 

Broadcast Date: 12/15/2015 

One of our most influential relationships is the one we have with our father. 

How we give

Dec 9, 2015

Broadcast date: 12/8/2015

'Tis the season for giving, but how we give may be more important than the act of charity. Tune in for a conversation about the unintentional message our traditional toy drives send.

Broadcast date: 12/1/2015

They represent our closest blood ties and are often our most challenging interpersonal relationships, but overall our siblings are the keepers and witnesses of our entire history for better or worse. 

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