A Psychology & Psychotherapy podcast. Get a therapist's perspective on a variety of topics, some silly and some self-helpy. the Broken Brain is an organized panel discussion, an hour (ish) of therapeutic POV for you.
Psychological Elements of the Falcon & the Winter Soldier with Sharon Blady
Sharon Blady returns to the podcast! This time we are discussing Marvel's new TV series The Falcon & The Winter Soldier, and the heavy elements of psychological development woven into that series. We discuss Trauma, amends work, recovery, trust, generational distress, racism...what don't we talk about? Give it a listen and find out! The go to www.speak-up.co to learn more about Sharon's work in mental health education and recovery.
If you would like to hear this month's bonus episode where Sharon and I delve into WandaVision, sign up to become a patron of the show at www.patreon.com/brokenbrain, and you can get access to that and other goodies.
Secondhand Drinking with Lisa Frederiksen
Lisa Frederiksen is an author, speaker, and expert in the area of Secondhand Drinking, a term she coined to describe the effects of alcohol abuse on those within the support system of those caught in addiction. Lisa discusses the complexity of addiction, the sometimes damaging labels of codependent or enabler, and what to do to protect yourself in one of life's most difficult situations. Check out her book: If You Loved Me You'd Stop.
Ritual and Healing with Colleen Thomas of the Shame Pinata Podcast
Colleen Thomas is an expert in rituals and rites of passage. She even started a podcast about it called Shame Piñata. She talks here about the importance of rituals and rites in our lives, and how creating your own rituals can be a powerful way to heal from trauma, grief, and stress.
Beth Gardner on Coping with a Loved One's Addiction
When a loved one is caught up in addiction, they suffer. So do we. Terms like "enmeshment," "enabling," and "codependent," sometimes serve to shame and confuse more than to help.
Beth Gardner is an expert in helping those who have loved ones deep in addiction. As a life Coach, a champion rower, cancer survivor, and research expert, Beth has built up resources and expertise in helping those who support their loved ones.
Learn more about Beth's work at selfreliant.info
Movie depictions of Disability with Kristen Lopez
Kristen Lopez is a Film and TV critic, writer, and creator and host of the Ticklish Business Podcast. She joins me on the Broken Brain to discuss the depictions, tropes, and (often) failures of Hollywood in capturing the experience and the depictions of individuals with disabilities on the big screen.
Comedy and Mental Health with Hannah Boone & Reed Anderson of Disordered Podcast
Hannah Boone & Reed Anderson are comedians and podcasters who work in the medium of mental health related humor, among other funny things they talk about. They join me today to discuss the balance of being funny and sharing their own mental health and trauma. How can you be funny about things that are so serious? When do the jokes land, when do they not, and how does the crowd react?
Check out their Podcast, Disordered, on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you pick up your freshly baked podcasts!
As I've broadened my scope of different podcasts that I listen to, I'm always grateful that I've got The Broken Brain to come back to. An educational and insightful look at what powers us as humans - the brain - and its foibles and successes. This is a wonderful podcast hosted by the easy to listen to Dwight Hurst who manages to discuss and cover many of the different elements of the brain - mental illness, joy, sadness, anxiety, and more - and also discuss how to help people with mental health issues. This sounds heavy - and at times it can be - but thanks to Dwight's relatable discussions, it never becomes tiring. Highly Recommended.