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?
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.
Lawyer, cattle rancher and vegetarian, Nicolette Hahn Niman, counters arguments we’ve heard for decades. That red meat is bad for us, and our environment. Her book is an indictment of many aspects of the modern diet and culture.
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.
Veterans heal themselves by working with nature. That’s the finding of researcher, Stephanie Westlund. Her recent studies have revealed the deep connection between nature and human health. She’ll share what she’s learned with host, Guy Rathbun.
Why do we set aside an entire day to celebrate and remember our Veterans? Tune for a conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, to sing the praises of those who have put their lives on the line to defend and protect our country. Are we doing our part to care for our Veteran’s? Caring talk for the Central Coast - The Reluctant Therapist - on your public radio station, KCBX.
KCBX Reporter, Jordan Bell, speaks with Marsha Marcoe, Associate Executive Director of Domestic Violence Solutions for Santa Barbara County, about current issues surrounding domestic violence on the Central Coast and about what men and women can do to prevent the cyclical violence pervading our culture.
When did pregnancy and childbirth become viewed as medical emergencies instead of natural occurrences experienced by women since the beginning of time? This is the question explored in the documentary, The Business of Being Born, and current research supporting a return to a more balanced and holistic approach to childbirth. Tune in for a conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, about the growing concern among professionals and parents regarding this era of pathologizing life's most normal experiences?
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.
UCSB started school earlier this month. KCBX Reporter, Jordan Bell, met with members of the university’s Counseling and Psychological Services program to discuss what it has been like to return to school since May’s mass killing in Isla Vista.