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Beyond Well · Feb. 13, 2020

The Hearing Voices Approach in Everyday Care

FEATURING: Sheila Hamilton, Mark Lipman
TAGS: Hearing Voices, Mental Health

Mark Lipman is a musician, an Expressive Therapist, and an Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts.

By Sheila Hamilton

Mark Lipman is a musician, an Expressive Therapist, and an Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts.

In 2017, he completed training to be an Hearing Voices facilitator, and he uses the values and ethos of the HVN as a compass in his work in psychiatric hospitals and in his own private practice. Having personal experience as a client at different levels of the mental health system, he knows how important it is to maintain a person’s dignity and choice in their own treatment.

He infuses his experientially educated perspective and understanding of holistic and narrative approaches to health into his work.

Beyond Well · Feb. 11, 2020

Lindy Gets Political on Trump, Fat Shaming, and Activism

FEATURING: Sheila Hamilton, Lindy West
TAGS: Body Positivity, Feminism, Politics

Lindy West is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Shrill.

By Sheila Hamilton

Lindy West is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman (2016, Hachette Books) as well as the brand new essay collection The Witches are Coming (2019, Hachette Books). In 2018 she wrote and executive produced Shrill as a half-hour comedy for Hulu, which just wrapped its second season.

With frequent collaborators Ahamefule J. Oluo and Charles Mudede, she wrote and executive produced Thin Skin, an independent feature film, currently in post-production, and she and Oluo are writing a script for Shonda Rhimes’s upcoming Netflix anthology series Notes on Love.

Beyond Well · Feb. 3, 2020

Finding Connection Through Your Darkest Moments

FEATURING: Sheila Hamilton, Israel Nebeker
TAGS: Anxiety, Depression

Israel Nebeker is the founder of Blind Pilot and a singer/songwriter whose music now reaches millions of fans.

By Sheila Hamilton

We are starting 2020 by taking a look back at a few of our favorite shows from 2019. This show was originally released in November of 2019. It features special guest Israel Nebeker.

He is the founder of Blind Pilot and a singer/songwriter whose music now reaches millions of fans. In this episode, Israel talks about confronting one of the darkest periods of his life by wandering into the Black Forest in Germany—with no path to follow and not sure if he would ever find his way out. It was only by confronting his loneliness, his fear, and his belief that he was powerless to change the dynamic that he experienced a significant awakening. 

This interview was voted one of our favorites by the Beyond Well Team because of how open, authentic and vulnerable.

Beyond Well, Doctors Only · Jan. 30, 2020

A Guide to Staying Calm and Centered During Divisive Times

FEATURING: Dr. Goff, Dr. LeJeune
TAGS: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health, Obsession, Psychiatry, Psychology

By Sheila Hamilton

There is a reported increase in the number of people seeing psychologists and psychiatrists for politically based fear, anxiety, and depression.

In this episode, Dr. Goff and Dr. LeJeune discuss ways to stay healthy, engaged and positive during times of political stress. One of the hallmarks of politically induced anxiety is hyper-vigilance.

Learn how to recognize it, calm your nervous system, and get busy applying your energy to something positive.

Beyond Well · Jan. 27, 2020

Sex, Drugs, and Punk Rock. Or, How To Save Your Own Life

FEATURING: Sheila Hamilton, Storm Large
TAGS: Genetics, Mental Illness

Storm joins us to talk about growing up with a severely mentally disturbed mother and the message she received from her mother’s doctor, “Oh yeah, you will absolutely end up like your Mother. It’s hereditary.”

By Sheila Hamilton

We are starting 2020 by taking a look back at a few of our favorite shows from 2019. This show was originally released in June of 2019.

Storm Large: musician, actor, playwright, author, awesome. She shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova, where despite having been eliminated in the week before the finale, Storm built a fan base that follows her around the world to this day.

Storm joins us to talk about growing up with a severely mentally disturbed mother and the message she received from her mother’s doctor, “Oh yeah, you will absolutely end up like your Mother. It’s hereditary.”

But, this conversation is not about Storm’s efforts to outrun a diagnosis, it’s an artist’s journey back to herself. Storm’s autobiographical musical memoir, Crazy Enough, played to packed houses in 2009 during its unprecedented 21-week sold-out run in Portland. She’s back for the ten-year reunion stronger, wiser, and larger in spirit than ever before.

(Don’t miss the after the show conversation about cancel culture and what really goes on in therapy.)

Beyond Well · Jan. 20, 2020

Recovery, Technology, and My Blue Thoughts

FEATURING: Sheila Hamilton, Lauv
TAGS: Depression, Mental Health, lauv, microsoft, ocd, technology, world mental health day

In October of 2019 we spoke to pop Superstar Lauv. He was on top of the world with the kickoff of his How I’m Feeling Tour, and using his global platform to promote mental health.

By Sheila Hamilton

In October of 2019 we spoke to pop Superstar Lauv. He was on top of the world with the kickoff of his How I’m Feeling Tour, and using his global platform to promote mental health. In every show, Lauv takes a few minutes to describe his descent into depression and severe OCD, and why he credits therapy and medication with allowing him to regain his creativity and confidence.

Lauv has partnered with Microsoft to create a worldwide mental health platform that connects people all over the globe. “No Matter where people are in the world, they can see that someone else is experiencing something really similar.

Check out MyBlueThoughts.World and our blog of the concert at The Anthem in D.C.

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