15 episodes

Named to TIME Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2012, licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen discusses mental health, emotional well-being and finding our healthy “inner space”. She talks with public figures in sports, entertainment, business, religion and politics to help us learn more about developing healthy habits, recognizing the signs of emotional pain in ourselves and our loved ones, and finding ways to care for those who are suffering.

Dr. Van Dahlen also encourages people around the world to talk more openly about mental health – so that we can better support each other through the challenges we all face. Utilizing social media as a tool to share real life stories from across the globe, Inner Space will engage, inspire and connect us to each other as we work to change the culture of mental health and reminds us that our emotional well-being is just as important as our physical well-being.

Inner Space with Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen DCP Entertainment

    • Mental Health
    • 4.8, 19 Ratings

Named to TIME Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2012, licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen discusses mental health, emotional well-being and finding our healthy “inner space”. She talks with public figures in sports, entertainment, business, religion and politics to help us learn more about developing healthy habits, recognizing the signs of emotional pain in ourselves and our loved ones, and finding ways to care for those who are suffering.

Dr. Van Dahlen also encourages people around the world to talk more openly about mental health – so that we can better support each other through the challenges we all face. Utilizing social media as a tool to share real life stories from across the globe, Inner Space will engage, inspire and connect us to each other as we work to change the culture of mental health and reminds us that our emotional well-being is just as important as our physical well-being.

    Engaging our Police Departments to Change the Culture of Mental Health - Chief Inspector Michael Brown

    Engaging our Police Departments to Change the Culture of Mental Health - Chief Inspector Michael Brown

    The team at DCP Entertainment has been honored to bring you season one of our podcast, Inner Space with host, Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen. Over the course of eleven episodes, we've explored a wide range of topics focused on emotional health and well-being. As a key feature of every episode, we are collecting suggestions and advice from our guests that we hope will help the members of our audience take care of their
    own emotional health – as they support the mental health of the people they love. As a special gift to our loyal followers, we are bringing you two bonus episodes for you to enjoy.


    For our second bonus episode we head back across the pond to London, England where our host, Dr. Barbara Van
    Dahlen and the non profit she founded, Give an Hour, hosted the 2nd Annual Global Summit on Mental Health Culture Change. Dr. Barbara sat down with summit panelist Chief Inspector Michael Brown of the UK Police Force to discuss the ways in which police officers are trained to respond to mental health situations in the UK. They also discuss a problem our two countries share – the over-criminalization of the mentally ill. Finally, Dr. Barbara and the Chief Inspector explore some of the innovative ways the UK police force is working to address the mental health challenges their officers are called upon to address. We know you’ll enjoy this important conversation.


    Host Dr Barbara Van Dahlen
    Executive Producer Adell Coleman
    Producer Jackie Garofano
    Associate Producer Brandon Tagoe
    Technical Producer Greg Schweizer
    Talent and Booking Team: A Lopez Media
    Distributor: DCP Entertainment
     
     
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    • 19 min
    Leaders of the Mental Health Community - Dr. Tony Puente & Dr. Jessica Henderson-Daniel

    Leaders of the Mental Health Community - Dr. Tony Puente & Dr. Jessica Henderson-Daniel

    The team at DCP Entertainment has been honored to bring you season one of our podcast, Inner Space with host, Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen. Over the course of eleven episodes, we've explored a wide range of topics focused on emotional health and well-being. As a key feature of every episode, we are collecting suggestions and advice from our guests that we hope will help the members of our audience take care of their own emotional health – as they support the mental health of the people they love. As a special gift to our loyal followers, we are bringing you two bonus episodes for you to enjoy.


    First we head back across the pond to London, England where our host, Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen and the non profit she founded, Give an Hour,
    hosted the 2nd Annual Global Summit on Mental Health Culture Change. There Dr. Barbara sits down with friends, Dr. Tony Puente and
    Dr. Jessica Henderson-Daniel. At the time of this interview, Dr. Puente had just finished his term as President of the American Psychological Association and Dr. Henderson Daniel was in the middle of her term as President. This discussion focuses on the mental health advocacy these leaders have devoted their lives to – and how an association such as the American Psychological Association works with partners such as the non-profit that Dr. Barbara founded nearly 15 years ago.
     


    Host Dr Barbara Van Dahlen
    Executive Producer Adell Coleman
    Producer Jackie Garofano
    Associate Producer Brandon Tagoe
    Technical Producer Greg Schweizer
    Talent and Booking Team: A Lopez Media
    Distributor: DCP Entertainment
     
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    • 20 min
    Sharing Our Superpowers - John Osborn, Bruce Cohen & Charlie Stewart

    Sharing Our Superpowers - John Osborn, Bruce Cohen & Charlie Stewart

    We are all blessed with certain unique gifts or “super powers”. We all have the potential to use these gifts to do good in the world. Some of us have a small circle of influence, others have a huge one. Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen's three guests on this episode of Inner Space all have impressive talents and each is using his rather large sphere of influence to help those who are hurting. Dr. Barbara's first guest, John Osborne, is a compassionate and gifted teacher with the Art of Living Foundation who is using his gift to help many – including veterans struggling with the invisible injuries of war. Dr. Barbara's second guest, Bruce Cohen is an Academy Award winning Hollywood producer who chooses projects that entertain, inspire and challenge us, and like Bruce, her final guest is an accomplished award winning storyteller. Charlie Stewart uses the medium of the documentary film to engage and inform his audience. On this final episode of Dr. Barbara's first season of Inner Space, we'll discover how these very special men use their gifts and their platforms to bring hope and help to those in need.


    Host Dr Barbara Van Dahlen
    Executive Producer Adell Coleman
    Producer Jackie Garofano
    Associate Producer Brandon Tagoe
    Technical Producer Greg Schweizer
    Talent and Booking Team: A Lopez Media
    Distributor: DCP Entertainment
     
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    • 57 min
    Corporate Champions - Nicole Gardner and Andrea Inserra

    Corporate Champions - Nicole Gardner and Andrea Inserra

    In this episode of Inner Space Dr. Barbara explores some of the important work being done in the corporate sector focused on our Inner Space. Her guests are champions, innovators and she-roes who have helped convince senior executives to appreciate the relationship between mental well-being and productivity. Nicole Gardner is passionate about serving those who serve and their families. As a senior executive at IBM, she has used the might of her organization to harness knowledge and leverage innovation to develop new tools and create new opportunities for our veterans. Andrea Inserra didn’t set out to be a mental health champion but her compassion and determination to seek solutions for complex problems led her to recognize that more needed to be done to help those who were suffering emotionally. And her willingness to answer a friend’s call for help, led her to accept a very important invitation.


    Host Dr Barbara Van Dahlen
    Executive Producer Adell Coleman
    Producer Jackie Garofano
    Associate Producer Brandon Tagoe
    Technical Producer Greg Schweizer
    Talent and Booking Team: A Lopez Media
    Distributor: DCP Entertainment
     
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    • 37 min
    We Can Talk About Suicide - Dr. Jennifer Ashton & Dr. Keita Franklin

    We Can Talk About Suicide - Dr. Jennifer Ashton & Dr. Keita Franklin

    For this special episode of Inner Space, Dr. Barbara discusses a subject that is difficult and challenging – but one that is very important for us to talk about. She sits down with Dr. Jennifer Ashton, who you may recognize from her appearances on "Good Morning America” as the Chief Medical Officer for ABC News. Sadly, in 2017, Jennifer lost someone very close to her to suicide. As a result, she has written a very powerful book, Life After Suicide, that is helping families heal after an unthinkable loss. Next, Dr. Barbara catches up with another good friend and colleague, Dr. Keita Franklin, the National Director of Suicide Prevention for the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Franklin’s career – first with the Department of Defense and now at the VA – has been devoted to saving the lives of those who serve our country. Each of these guests are helping us change the way we think about, talk about and address the mental health challenges that lead to emotional pain and suffering.  


    Host Dr Barbara Van Dahlen
    Executive Producer Adell Coleman
    Producer Jackie Garofano
    Associate Producer Brandon Tagoe
    Technical Producer Greg Schweizer
    Talent and Booking Team: A Lopez Media
    Distributor: DCP Entertainment (edited) 



     
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    • 41 min
    Shifting Family Dynamics - Ricki Lake, Wayne Brady & Mandie Taketa, Fred Knowles

    Shifting Family Dynamics - Ricki Lake, Wayne Brady & Mandie Taketa, Fred Knowles

    Episode Intro: For this episode of Inner Space we're focusing on relationships and families, how they shape us, and the importance of working through the struggles that we inevitably face. Sometimes we pull together during times of crisis, sometimes despite our best efforts, our families can't withstand the strain and relationships end or change dramatically. As always, here on Inner Space, our focus is on how we can support and maintain emotional health and well-being during the best of times and the worst of times.  Today's guests are all in the process of healing, rebuilding and sharing what's helped them and their families. First, host Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen sits down with Ricki Lake whose husband's suicide lead her to think very differently about herself and mental health, then she meets with Wayne Brady and his ex-wife, Mandie Taketa, who together, are redefining family, and challenging us all to rethink how we understand divorce. Finally, Dr. Barbara catches up with her dear friend, Fred Knowles whose family tragedy lead to a writing career and a professional opportunity he never could have imagined.


    Host Dr Barbara Van Dahlen
    Executive Producer Adell Coleman
    Producer Jackie Garofano
    Associate Producer Brandon Tagoe
    Technical Producer Greg Schweizer
    Talent and Booking Team: A Lopez Media
    Distributor: DCP Entertainment (edited) 
     
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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Paulina Colon ,

The truths that have to be discussed

It feels refreshing to be able to presence a safe space surrounding the direction of mental health conversations. Great speakers selection!

TwinkleToes2doodles ,

Fairly interesting, geared for the most privileged

Wayne Brady posted that he was on this show on Instagram, so I listened. I’ve been feeling especially anxious and depressed lately and hoped to gain some wisdom from the show. Overall, it has some good tips about the importance of understanding yourself, reaching out to others, reflecting on what’s going well and what’s not, etc. For anyone who has had therapy, meditation and or coaching, it will be familiar to you.

What turned me off was how much the host interjected herself into the interviews with her guests (I only listened to the one episode, it might be different in others). The guests on the episode I listened to all live in privilege (even if they didn’t grow up in it, they’re very well off financially now). Some of what they talked about doing that helped them is unattainable to me financially and I’m a fairly high earner. So this isn’t for everyone. It feels like it’s best for wealthier suburbanites. It wasn’t awful, just wasn’t great.

Aaron Feldman ,

Important and Critical Message

Great first episode and hopeful it is followed by more important, meaningful conversations. End the stigma of mental health and creates connectivity among those that are passionate about making change.

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