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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Mental Health
3:05 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Our Use of Technology

Broadcast date: 10/14/14

In spite of emerging research exposing the negative impacts of too much technology in our lives, the onslaught of high tech tools are not going away any time soon. How can we learn to interact with our screens in ways that enhance and improve our lives instead? Tune in for A Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett. 

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2:31 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

The State of Your Mental Health

Broadcast date: 10/7/14

Mental health is a state of well being in which we realize our own potential, cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully, and make a contribution to our community.  How is the state of your mental health? 

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Mental Health
3:12 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Happy wife, happy life?

Broadcast date: 09/30/14

A look at marriage today. Recent studies have confirmed the old adage that marriages are most successful when wives are happy with the state of the relationship. Could marriage really be that simple? Tune in for A Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, about the current state of marriage.

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Mental Health
3:04 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

College Sexual Assault Epidemic

Broadcast date: 09/23/14

What can we do about the college sexual assault epidemic?

Sexual assault on college campuses, can create higher rates of anxiety, depression, eating disorders and isolation for victims. In response to recent disturbing statistics, President Obama has formed a task force to combat sexual assault on campus. 

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Mental Health
3:09 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Ancient mythology alive in the modern world

Broadcast date: 9/16/2014

A conversation with Author, Activist, and Inspiration, Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen. Our planet is at a tipping point socially, politically and environmentally. So, where can we find the guidance and inspiration we need to collectively save the world? It’s a conversation about how we can find the role models and messages we need in the stories of the Gods and Goddesses of ancient Greece. 

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Mental Health
3:34 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

One Mom's Battle

Broadcast date: 9/9/14

A conversation with author and activist Tina Swithin. Divorce is always a struggle, but it can be especially so when it involves a partner with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. This can create a "high conflict" experience that mimics the impact of a category five hurricane in our lives. 

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Mental Health
3:32 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Labor Day

Broadcast date: 9/2/14

Besides being the traditional end of summer vacation, an extra day off, and a great day for sales, what is the point of Labor Day?  Do we still need to celebrate the American Labor Movement or the contribution workers make to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country?  Tune in for A Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, about the importance of honest labor and meaningful work in supporting our own mental health and well-being.  Your calls with comments, questions and concerns are welcomed and encouraged.

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Mental Health
3:26 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Suicidal Ideation

Broadcast date: 8/26/14

It's a painful part of the human journey that we don't like to face or talk about, yet our silence is part of the problem. How can we best help ourselves and others struggling with suicidal ideation, or recover from the loss of a loved one who has taken their own life? Your calls with questions and comments are an important part of this hour.

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3:58 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Parents, Kids and Sports

Broadcast date: 8/19/14

Sometimes in our quest to raise our children with the best opportunities to achieve their potential we forget to have fun in the process. Tune in Tuesday for A Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist , Elizabeth Barrett and guest coach Paul Fiala about why it is important to balance play and competitive intensity in our own lives to model for our children how to find balance in their own activities. Caring talk for the Central Coast on your public radio station KCBX.

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3:45 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

World Peace

Broadcast date: 8/12/14

Is it possible to ever achieve world peace?  Or is it just in our nature as human beings to self-destruct and take all other living beings along with us?  With all of the bad news flooding us on a daily basis it can be a challenge to find hope in an angry world.  Tune in for A Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, about how we can create sanctuary amidst all of the noise and struggle around us.  Your calls with questions and comments are welcomed and encouraged during this live, local call-in program.

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3:35 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Color Therapy

Broadcast date: 8/5/14

You might think that you've tried it all - talk therapy, pharmaceuticals, yoga, meditation, or biofeedback - and yet you still struggle with your mental health and well-being.  Don't give up hope!  Tune in for A Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett and her guest Constance Hart, about the power of Color Therapy in addressing emotional pain, physical discomfort, and other personal struggles.  Your calls with questions or concerns are welcomed and encouraged during this lively and interactive hour.  

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3:42 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Mom, Apple Pie, and Common Sense

Broadcast date: 7/29/2014

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3:26 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

The Bucket List

What’s on yours?  It’s often called a Bucket List, that collection of things you pledge to do before you die.  But often we make these lists and then set them aside for some much later date, when we have more time, more freedom, and more money.  But it might be time to check a few goals off the list to spice up your life, improve your mental health, and maybe inspire others to do the same.  Tune in Tuesday at 2 for a conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, about the joy of creating the ultimate wish list.  What’s on yours?  As always, your calls with questions and com

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Mental Health
2:28 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

The Gift of Mentors

Behind every great man, and woman, there is a mentor, guide, or Yoda figure who inspired, pushed, lead, and helped to illuminate the path toward success or personal fulfillment.  Who is your mentor?  Join us Tuesday from 2-3 p.m. for a conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, about the importance of wise elders, gifted educators, and visionary coaches for our development and well-being.  And how influencing others can add value and depth to our own lives.

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1:37 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Relationship Stress

Recent studies have found that most people worry about their most intimate relationships more than any other aspect of their lives, including their health, finances and career.  Tune in for a conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, about what it takes to attain, retain, and maintain love in our lives.  It’s about more than a wedding, date nights, and shared chores.  Join the conversation with your phone calls.

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