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At Yellow Chair Collective, we're on a mission to better Asian American mental health. We share stories and insights from top experts to help you on your mental helath journey.

Quick disclaimer: we're all about spreading awareness, but please be aware that this is not a substitute for professional medical advice.
For more info about us and our services, check out https://yellowchaircollective.carrd.co/

Yellow Chair Collective: An Asian American Mental Health Podcast Yellow Chair Collective

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

At Yellow Chair Collective, we're on a mission to better Asian American mental health. We share stories and insights from top experts to help you on your mental helath journey.

Quick disclaimer: we're all about spreading awareness, but please be aware that this is not a substitute for professional medical advice.
For more info about us and our services, check out https://yellowchaircollective.carrd.co/

    #59 Sailor Moon & Healthy Friendships w/ Happiest Pod on Earth's Ariel Landum, LMFT & Stefanie Bautista, MA

    #59 Sailor Moon & Healthy Friendships w/ Happiest Pod on Earth's Ariel Landum, LMFT & Stefanie Bautista, MA

    Helen talks to the "Happiest Pod on Earth" gals - Ariel Landrum, LMFT & Stef Bautista, MA about Sailor Moon! They also discuss the app 'Too Good to Go' to purchase leftover food from local businesses. The conversation also transitions into Ariel & Stef's friendship & using Disney in educational and mental health settings.



    Takeaways -


    Friendships can have a significant impact on personal growth and identity
    Using Disney in educational and mental health settings in schools!
    Sailor Moon explores themes of friendship, group dynamics, and coping with grief and loss Sailor Moon empowered women and allowed them to embrace different facets of femininity.
    Finding a healthy and supportive partner is important in relationships.
    Play is a vital tool in child development and problem-solving.
    It's important to embrace your uniqueness and not care about what others say.



    Chapters


    00:00 Introduction and Highs and Lows
    01:31 Too Good to Go!
    27:29 Coping with Grief and Loss in Sailor Moon
    30:55 The Empowerment of Femininity in Sailor Moon
    34:41 Navigating Relationships and Finding a Healthy Partner

    • 40 min
    #58 Jack Lam, MSW - Navigating Queer Identity and Mental Health in Netflix's Heartstopper

    #58 Jack Lam, MSW - Navigating Queer Identity and Mental Health in Netflix's Heartstopper

    Trigger Warning: Mention of sexual assault & violence. Resources below -


    Queer Domestic Violence Hotline: https://www.tnlr.org/en/24-hour-hotline/
    National Domestic Violence Hotline: https://www.thehotline.org/



    Helen and Jack talk about Netflix's Heartstopper - how the show offers a glimpse into the innocence and unadulterated love that many queer adults never experienced in their teenage years.

    Takeaways


    Heartstopper highlights the importance of patience and self-discovery in navigating identity and coming out.
    Heartstopper addresses the impact of trauma and the struggle to believe in one's worthiness of love and support.
    The series provides a space for empathy, understanding, and healing.
    Heartstopper provides a rare portrayal of healthy queer relationships in a world full of rejection and violence.
    Therapy should encourage clients to discuss intersectionality and explore the complexities of their identities.
    Cultivating imagination is crucial for fostering hopefulness and envisioning a life worth living.
    Self-expression and authenticity require support and patience.
    The ability to make it through each day and trust oneself is a significant accomplishment.


    Chapters



    00:00 Introduction and Excitement for Heartstopper

    09:36 Addressing Trauma and Self-Worth

    32:53 Exploring Intersectionality and Representation

    40:12 Encouraging Intersectionality in Therapy

    48:09 The Power of Imagination in Fostering Hopefulness

    • 50 min
    #57 BoJack Horseman - Exploring Addiction & Self-Destructive Tendencies w/ Sarah Nam, MA

    #57 BoJack Horseman - Exploring Addiction & Self-Destructive Tendencies w/ Sarah Nam, MA

    Helen and Sarah discuss the animated series BoJack Horseman and its exploration of addiction, trauma, and identity. They highlight the show's depiction of addiction and self-destructive tendencies, as well as the cyclical nature of addiction and the challenges of overcoming substance use.

    Takeaways


    Recognize the importance of therapy in addressing mental health issues
    Cultivate self-awareness and embrace opportunities for personal growth
    Practice empathy and create non-judgmental spaces for others
    Understand the role of forgiveness and self-compassion in healing



    Time Stamps


    00:00 Introduction and Background

    06:03 Unpacking the Impact of Past Traumas

    15:01 Navigating Celebrity Culture and the Search for Purpose

    36:55 Empathy and Non-Judgmental Spaces

    • 52 min
    #29 Iris Chen, Parenting Coach & Writer - How to Unlearn Intimidating Parenting Skills & Start Parenting with Compassion & Connection

    #29 Iris Chen, Parenting Coach & Writer - How to Unlearn Intimidating Parenting Skills & Start Parenting with Compassion & Connection

    On this episode of Yellow Chair Collective: The Podcast, author and Founder of 'Untigering', Iris Chen discusses removing coercive strategies from parenting and the power of empathy and communication. Writing became a part of her healing process in learning to raise a highly sensitive child while learning to navigate her own emotions.



    Timestamps:

    0:00 Intro

    02:46 Parenting as a form of self-compassion and growth.

    06:00 Unrealistic expectations and coercive punishments in parenting.

    08:27 Personal healing led to reevaluating parenting methods.

    12:40 Mutual responsibility, personal power, community, healing patterns.

    15:11 Moving to China gave us intentional community

    22:02 Understanding needs under behavior for effective parenting.

    27:27 Healing through writing, compassion for parents.

    31:49 Raising a highly sensitive child

    37:02 Appreciating and accepting our parents' imperfections.

    40:05 Allowing ourselves to be imperfect, compassionate humans.

    43:42 Practice without goals; focus on intention.

    49:27 Learning to attune to oneself is key.



    Follow Iris Chen-

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/untigering/?hl=en

    Blog: https://untigering.com/Buy

    Untigering Book: https://untigering.com/untigering-peaceful-parenting-for-the-deconstructing-tiger-parent/

    Connect with Iris: https://msha.ke/untigering


    Follow Yellow Chair:

    Links to all: ⁠https://yellowchaircollective.carrd.co/⁠

    • 52 min
    #56 -Therapists Review "The Good Place", on being a 'Good Person' w/ Angela Nguyen, MSW

    #56 -Therapists Review "The Good Place", on being a 'Good Person' w/ Angela Nguyen, MSW

    Angela Nguyen, MSW and Helen have a conversation about the hit show, "The Good Place". They discuss what it means to be a 'good person', working through guilt and shame, and the importance of growth and healing.



    Takeaways




    Being a good person is a complex and evolving concept that is influenced by our actions, intentions, and the impact on others.
    Childhood and environment play a significant role in shaping our understanding of what it means to be good.
    Growth and healing require effort, time, and support from others.
    Embracing change and cultivating healthy relationships are essential for personal and relational well-being.
    Society may be experiencing a lack of relational health due to high achievement orientation and a focus on individual success. Community care and support are essential for individual well-being and resilience.
    The loneliness epidemic is a result of increased social media use and lack of meaningful connections.
    Media, including shows like The Good Place, can help foster understanding and compassion for mental health.
    Self-compassion involves acknowledging mistakes, learning from them, and making efforts to grow and rebuild trust.
    Being a good person is a complex journey that requires balancing individualism and collectivism.



    Chapters


    00:00 Introduction and Love for The Good Place
    06:10 The Importance of Effort, Growth, and Healing
    25:22 Community Care and Resilience
    36:20 Self-Compassion and Growth
    45:05 Balancing Individualism and Collectivism in Being a Good Person

    • 50 min
    What's Next for the Podcast? Season 8 Coming May 2024

    What's Next for the Podcast? Season 8 Coming May 2024

    What's Next for the Podcast? Welcoming Season 8 of Our Podcast, coming May 2024

    • 47 sec

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