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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?

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  • Maintaining long-term relationships requires an ability to adjust and adapt to the ever-changing lives of those we love. Although theses changes can be a wonderful boost to the individual as they develop and grow - it also comes at a cost to the consistency of the relationship. Learning to navigate both is part of our journey.
  • Meet Charlie Puffer - a man of many seasons, lives and stories - proprietor of Puffer's of Pismo and author. Join us for a conversation about his life and inspirations for his recent book of poetry - Naked. We will be live and taking your calls from 2-3pm this Tuesday. Air Date- 9-20-22
  • Air Date 9-13-22 Tune in for a Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist and Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen, psychiatrist, Jungian analyst and author about finding our essence within the ancient myths of the Greeks Goddesses, and Gods - and discovering our personal paths and life's assignments. An encore conversation.
  • Hear a conversation with Psychologist Deborah L Korn about her years of research and experiences successfully treating trauma with EMDR, and her recent collaboration with former EMDR patient, Michael Baldwin in their compelling book, Every Memory Deserves Respect.
  • The body holds our grief, losses, traumas, pain and woundings - creative journaling helps to release these often toxic emotions making room for greater physical and mental health. Tune in for a "best of" conversation with author, art therapist, educator and creative journaling founder - Lucia Capacchione about applying these exercises to improve our daily lives.
  • (Broadcast Date -August 23, 2022)Today we head backstage at Live Oak music festival for a conversation with Steve Poltz, singer/songwriter, electric performer, and excellent storyteller. An hour not to miss!
  • It's a conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett and Cal Poly Psychology Professor, Dr. Carrie Langer about helping kids and parents navigate the new school "normal" and things we need to do as educators, elders, parents and general citizens, to address the current mental health crisis, which is growing exponentially among young people.
  • Jennifer Storm is an author, activist and victim advocate, with 20 years of experience helping others to find their way forward after a traumatic event. She shares her own story of assault, addiction and recovery with honesty, humor and heart - in an effort to help others go from survivor to thriver.
  • Jordan Menzel spent the better part of 2 decades in what seemed like a series of failed starts, or stabs at life. But instead he discovered each perceived misstep was actually a path to mental wellness and stability. Tune in for a conversation about one man's ordinary journey to an unexpected opportunity and self-discovery.
  • Join us for a visit to Pittsburgh, PA for highlights from the world's largest Furry Con gathering and a visit with Randy Gilson, creator of the world's most painted place and center of love and acceptance - Randyland. A much needed "best of" feel good conversation with the Reluctant Therapist to lift us during troubling times.