Lizard Brain Podcast
Julie Coates: Anxiety & OCD

Julie Coates: Anxiety & OCD

May 19, 2020

Ken spends time with a former co-worker, Julie Coates. They discuss her anxiety with OCD tendencies, and the need for rest (and not feeling guilty about it!). Then they trade panic attack stories and consider the benefits of being out and open about your mental health. 

Tyler Smilo: Sink, Swim or Fly

Tyler Smilo: Sink, Swim or Fly

May 11, 2020

Ken welcomes Tyler Smilo, singer/songwriter and host of Sink, Swim or Fly to discuss the correlations between substance abuse and mental health. They talk about stigma and relapse, the need for support from peers, and the importance of being proactive in your recovery. 

 

 

Lizard Brain Support Group: Art Therapy

Lizard Brain Support Group: Art Therapy

May 5, 2020

The group does a weekly check-in before discussing art and art therapy as a way to improve your mental health. Ken, Keri, Jessica (from ep#6), and new friend Dena, talk about what art therapy is (and isn't), the benefits of bringing art into your life, and do an activity where you can join in! 

This is an audio-only version of the Lizard Brain Support Group on Facebook Live. You can find the video version along with visuals of all the artwork we show at our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/lizardbrainpod

Pamela Northrup

Pamela Northrup

May 1, 2020

Ken talks with Pamela about post-partum depression, tricking your brain into motivation, and the guilt that comes from getting what you want. 

Patrick Theim

Patrick Theim

April 13, 2020

In this (relatively) Cornavirus-free episode, Ken talks about Coronavirus! Then we revisit a simpler time - a month ago - to join Ken and Patrick talking about dealing finding meaning in our work, the benefits of therapy, and how to find the person you really are.

Lizard Brain Support Group: Mental Health & Coronavirus

Lizard Brain Support Group: Mental Health & Coronavirus

April 6, 2020

Ken and special guest co-host Keri Weber talk through the effects of Coronavirus on our mental health. They (and the audience watching on Facebook Live) learn ways to reach out during times of isolation, discuss ways to pivot to a new "work at home" lifestyle, and examine why the virus is a trigger for so many underlying, deeper issues. 

The book Keri and Ken mention near the end is called "The Happiness Trap" by Russ Harris. It's a guide to ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. 

Watch this episode at http://facebook.com/lizardbrainpod 

Jennifer

Jennifer

March 30, 2020

Ken talks about the power of writing things down. Then Jennifer joins Ken for a socially-distanced conversation about OCD, an ill-fated high school class trip, and crying over Scandal's "The Warrior". As a career counselor, Jennifer also has some great advice about working from home during COVID-19 and navigating mental health issues in a work setting. 

Tony Biebel - Part Two

Tony Biebel - Part Two

March 23, 2020

Ken talks about having COVID-19-related anxiety sprinkled over his regular anxiety. The second half of Tony's interview starts with a question about starting a podcast, and it turns into a discussion about recognizing and celebrating small improvements, finding your motivation, and feeling the fear and doing it anyway. 

Tony Biebel - Part One

Tony Biebel - Part One

February 10, 2020

Ken spends time talking to his mirror. Then Tony joins Ken for a conversation about self-harm, living with distractions, and guilt from making mistakes. 

Leslie Ford - Part Two

Leslie Ford - Part Two

February 3, 2020

Ken gets a tattoo and wonders if it's just seasonal depression or the start of something worse. Then Leslie opens up about her alcoholism, the process of coming out, and feeling like the other in this harsh political climate.  

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