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Internet Radio Show Host, Life Issues Counselor and Author Randi Fine Discusses Helpful and Inspirational Wellness Topics,Bringing Insightful and Expert Information to Heal and Enhance Your Life Experiences. Offering You Top Experts in the Field of Spiritual Enlightenment,Mental Health, Emotional Health, Physical Health, and Holistic Health.
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A Fine Time for Healing A Fine Time for Healing

    • Mental Health
    • 4.3 • 20 Ratings

Internet Radio Show Host, Life Issues Counselor and Author Randi Fine Discusses Helpful and Inspirational Wellness Topics,Bringing Insightful and Expert Information to Heal and Enhance Your Life Experiences. Offering You Top Experts in the Field of Spiritual Enlightenment,Mental Health, Emotional Health, Physical Health, and Holistic Health.
Also Available On: ITunes, Stitcher, Podbean, Podbay, TuneIn, Player FM, Podchaser, IHeart Radio, Listen Notes, Castbox, Podfanatic, and Ivoox

    Better Mental Health with Unique Benefits Through Remote Virtual Reality Therapy

    Better Mental Health with Unique Benefits Through Remote Virtual Reality Therapy

    In a winter of uncertainty, mental health experts are finding that Zoom calls or phone sessions simply don't cut it for therapy. They fail to leave a lasting impact on participants. One. solution is virtual reality therapy. It offers unique benefits including interactive settings, the ability to talk anonymously, and greater levels of convenience without losing quality.

    VR immerses individuals into shared, 3D environments, with fully customizable and anonymized avatars enabling life-like interactions between remote participants. It extends what is possible in the real world by allowing for deep engagement with any setting in any form.

    Virtual reality therapy helps to better facilitate empathy, attention, and intimacy in a therapy session and offers benefits that are inconceivable by normal means including remote connectivity, virtual customization and a distraction free environment. It allows authentic human interactions in immersive environments, designed to facilitate communication, collaboration, and learning, The effects of virtual reality group therapy for cancer patients to reduce levels of anxiety and depression are being studied as are a multitude of other breakthrough applications.

    Today's special guests are Dror Goldberg and Jonathan Collins of Foretell Reality, a Virtual Reality (VR) platform and subsidiary company of The Glimpse Group. Dror serves as VP Product and General Manager, and Jonathan leads the company's partnerships and strategy. We are also honored to have Dr. Avni-Barron, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Head of Clinical Affairs with Foretell Reality’s partner XRHealth.

    Dror, Jonathan and Dr. Avni-Barron are here to explain how Virtual Reality therapy works, how it is currently being used, and the many ways in which Foretell Reality is changing the future of mental health therapy.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    What Does It Mean to Love and Be Loved with Narcissistic Abuse Expert Randi Fine

    What Does It Mean to Love and Be Loved with Narcissistic Abuse Expert Randi Fine

    Narcissistic Abuse Expert Randi Fine talks about the misconceptions of love those from narcissistic abuse relationships or families commonly have. She teaches us how to love, receive and perceive love in a healthier way.

    • 44 min
    Escaping Emotional Abuse with Psychologist and Victim Advocate Beverly Engel

    Escaping Emotional Abuse with Psychologist and Victim Advocate Beverly Engel

    While physical abuse is an attack on the body, emotional abuse is a deep and insidious assault on the psyche and the soul. It causes the victim to question the truth about him or herself - to doubt one's worthiness as a person, one's ability to satisfy a partner, even the capacity to love.

    Today's special guest Beverly Engel is an internationally recognized psychotherapist and an acclaimed advocate for victims of toxic relationships and sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. She is the author of 23 self-help books, including 3 bestselling books on emotional abuse: The Emotionally Abusive Relationship, The Emotionally Abused Woman, and Encouragements for the Emotionally Abused Woman. Engel is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and has been practicing psychotherapy for 40 years.

    She is also author of the forthcoming book, Escaping Emotional Abuse: Healing from the Shame You Don’t Deserve. She writes about the insidious damage of emotional abuse – a form of domestic violence - and the forms it can take (such as saying or implying that you are ugly, a bad parent, stupid, incompetent, or that no one else could love you).  Once a person finally realizes they are being emotionally abused, it is debilitating shame that prevents them from first creating the emotional armor necessary to shield one’s identity from abusive messages, and then stepping away from the relationship.

    Beverly shares the Five-Step Program she offers in her therapy practice, which has helped her victims overcome the shame of Emotional Abuse, and will also serve as a guide for anyone who provides services to the emotionally abused.  

    • 1 hr
    Nobody's Normal: The Stigma of Mental Illness with Roy Richard Grinker

    Nobody's Normal: The Stigma of Mental Illness with Roy Richard Grinker

    Approximately twenty percent of all American adults—around 60 million people—live with a mental illness. But due to the lingering legacy of shame and secrecy around mental health, sixty percent of them receive no treatment.

    In today's special guest, Roy Richard Grinker's book, Nobody's Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness, anthropologist and professor Roy chronicles the progress and setbacks in the struggle against stigma, from the 18th century through America’s major wars and into today’s high-tech economy In this uplifting book, infused with poignant human-interest stories, he shows us that in the 21st century we are finally getting closer to ending the discrimination, fear, and marginalization that has long impeded the social and therapeutic supports that reduce suffering.

    During the Industrial Revolution, those who couldn’t work were banished to asylums; the Kennedy family lobotomized a daughter that didn’t fit their patrician ideals; and in the 1960s, autism was thought to be the result of bad parenting. Drawing on cutting-edge science, historical archives, his own research on neurodiversity, and cross-cultural studies in Africa and Asia, Grinker explores how our past failures have shaped the present. The book’s eye-opening narrative is interwoven with Grinker’s personal history: his family’s four generations of involvement in psychiatry include his great grandfather, a scientist who believed mental illness was a sign of biological inferiority; his grandfather, a patient of Freud; and his daughter’s experience with autism, about which he wrote UNSTRANGE MINDS: Remapping the World of Autism.


    Roy Richard Grinker is Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at the George Washington University. He is the author of several books, including Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism. He lives in Washington, D.C.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    The Greatest UFO Story Ever Told with Author, Futurist and Astrologer Chad Meek

    The Greatest UFO Story Ever Told with Author, Futurist and Astrologer Chad Meek

    Fascinating guest Chad Meek, Author of Giant Rock: The Greatest UFO Story Never Told, and The New Libertarian Party, Revolution for America, Futurist, and Astrologer is here today to tell his spell bounding true story.

    The nephew of renowned 1950's Ufologist George Van Tassel, who for many years reported channeling extraterrestrials at a place in the Mohave Desert know as "Giant Rock," as a child witnessed many extraterrestrial events. He has been an intuitive for many years; a gift he attributes to being a byproduct of the multiple occurrences of alien abductions he experienced in his childhood.

    In an effort to figure out why he was so different from others, Chad developed an interest in astrology and ultimately became an astrologer. He has continued studying astrology and doing astrological readings professionally for others for over 30 years.

    Today Chad will talk about the events he witnessed as a child while living at Giant Rock, including his own childhood UFO abductions. He will share the emotional pain he suffered as a result of all his experiences and talk about the psychic powers the abductions left him with.

    To find out more about Chad Meek please visit http://www.giantrockthemovie.com

    Greatest UFO Story Ever Told with Chad Meek  What Does Astrology Say About You With Chad Meek  Giant Rock the Story of True Alien Encounters with Author Chad Meek

    • 1 hr 19 min
    How to Successfully Love Again After Divorce with Intimacy Expert Allana Pratt

    How to Successfully Love Again After Divorce with Intimacy Expert Allana Pratt

    The divorce rate in America is 50%, 67% for 2nd marriages and 73% for 3rd.What this says is that most people don't evolve from the first relationship.They don't take the time to integrate the life lessons.They don't sit in the fire to heal their wounded hearts… and they repeat the same devastating pattern again.

    Today's special guest, Intimacy Expert, Relationship Coach and author Allana Pratt (www.AllanaPratt.com), is here to share her tips on how to find love successfully after divorce.

    Youtube star and author of 6 books on love and relationships including her new one Finding ‘The One’ is BS: Becoming ‘The One’ is Brilliant & Beautiful, Allana Pratt is a go-to authority for those who have suffered heartbreak and are ready to live unapologetically and attract an open-hearted, ideal relationship. A certified coach with nearly 5 million viewers on YouTube, Allana offers private, group and online coaching programs for singles and couples to help her clients develop a healthy, intimate relationship with themselves first, which naturally attracts and enhances their ideal partnerships.This Ivy League grad is the author of six books and hosts the edgy podcast Intimate Conversations. She has been chosen as an Icon of Influence, is a columnist for the Good Men Project, and has been featured in Huffington Post, People Magazine, and Forbes and on CBS, TLC, ABC & FOX and The Jenny McCarthy Show.

    Be on the lookout for her new, inclusive Dating App & Intimacy Training… rolled into one called HeartMates, coming Nov. 2020: https://heartmates.app/dating-app

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Naia Aneres ,

Perfect for positivity and self-growth

I find this podcast to be uplifting, inspiring, and mind-opening. I easily follow along despite problems with inattention. Whether you listen on the car ride home or while drinking your morning coffee or tea, you’ll find your energy listening well spent. Just this morning, I carried with me two important lessons from a recent episode on the utility of neuroplasticity and a positive mindset into my work and personal life. This podcast works perfectly into any lifestyle one works at involving self-growth and enrichment. On another note, I’d like to add - narcissistic abuse feels inextricable, yet Randi finds a way to describe it, talk about it and confirm a reality which is powerfully denied by abusers and, by consequence of the manipulative nature of the abuse, survivors themselves. In this podcast, Randi aims to enrich our lives and open our minds to the magic of our existence, and I believe she truly does so.

giizzziee ,

Actually Good beyond audio quality

The audio is hasty (like a mic is put up to a phone speaker) and the intro can be dropped or made into a brief one, BUT quality info and help comes from this podcast! just needs some tuning.

Trevor_Hotlanta_2 ,

Super Informative Show

I love this show - great topics, easy to listen to and just plan good content

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