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Sophie Edwards is a returning guest to The Broken Brain. She is an author, vocal coach, and the creator of "We Have Always Existed," a YouTube series focused on historical accounts of Gender-Fluid and Transgender individuals throughout history. Sophie joins me today to share stories from her research Transgendered people through history. Although o…
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Sharon Blady joins to talk about the psychological elements of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3. We discuss personal community building, trauma, the dynamic of found family and the tricky balance of improving relationships and self while still accepting things as they are. Please share and rate the podcast, and consider becoming a patron of the art…
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Addiction is a problem that has historically been left to law enforcement professionals. Criminal charge diversion is a growing approach to giving individuals struggling with addiction the chance to opt for treatment rather than legal punishment. This has been shown to be effective in reducing recidivism and overdose death. Thresholds is one of the…
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Sharon Blady rejoins the program today to look at the 2 things she and I nerd about the most: Psychology & Superheroes! This is our deep dive into the psychological aspects of the MCU film Ant Man And The Wasp: Quantumania. We discuss generational gap, social advocacy, heroism, running from responsibility and redemption.…
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Medical school is difficult, and the modern process can be tricky to navigate. Increasing numbers of individuals are leaving the medical field, or completing their MD degree and never practicing. London Smith is an actor, comedian, medical lecturer, and Medical Doctorate holder, the creator of the Jock Doc Podcast. He is here today to tell the stor…
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This is a replay from a few years back when Sharon Blady came on the program to discuss the MCU Television program Loki. This is being rerun in preparation for the upcoming new episode about AntMan Quantamania, which is connected to this property. Have fun with the re-listen and see you in a few days when the new episode drops.…
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Dr Paula Freedman, (@mindfuldrpaula on IG), is an expert in the areas of eating disorders, mindfulness, and intuitive eating. Her dynamic Instagram videos demonstrate real-world ways to apply mindfulness and develop a healthy relationship with food. Learn more about her work at www.humankindpsych.com Thank you to all of you Patreon subscribers! If …
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Maurice F Martin (remember the F) is an Author, spiritual coach, and Addiction Counselor who specializes in healing from trauma and redirecting our strength from unhealthy to healthier coping skills, and building up our own healthy community. His books, "Save The Day," and "Your But Is Too Big," give principles he has learned by traveling his own p…
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Karly Beaumont & Cynthia Torres are the hosts and creators of That Pop This Life, flagship show of the Core Temp Arts Podcast Network. Every week they discuss life, parenting, social media, trends and pop culture. As they say in their podcast intro: "life, pop culture and the ridiculousness of it all." They are here to talk about the way they appro…
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Dr Delice Coffey is a Clinical & Sports Psychologist, and creator of the D. Coffey Foundation for Athletics & Education, PLUS a returning guest to The Broken Brain! In this episode you will learn how to manage and increase your performance, goal setting, and also how Dr Coffey went about starting and managing a nonprofit. Learn more about her work …
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Dalin Rowell, movie critic and film writer for SlashFilm, joins me for our next deep dive into the issues of trauma, attachment, and relationships present in the Netflix Series "Anne with an E," specifically focusing on Episode 2, "I Am No Bird, and No Net Ensnares Me." Follow Dalin's work at: https://www.slashfilm.com/author/dalinrowell/ Consider …
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Darryl Mansel (AKA Seed) is the creator of the Poprika Network and Poprika Reviews Podcast. He is an indie comic book author, Registered Film Critic, Veteran, and Pop Culture commentator. With Black History Month in the USA, this episode is here to highlight Black creators in Podcasting. Listen to hear a sample of Darryl's work, and recommendations…
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Darryl Mansel, aka Seed, is the creator and host of the Poprika Network and the Poprika Reviews Podcast. Today's episode is a sample of Darryl's movie reviews (always spoiler free BTW). With Black History month winding up in the USA this episode highlights Black creators in the Podcasting Sphere. Check out: Poprika Reviews Vega: A SciFi Adventure P…
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Brad Reed is a Coach in matters of Meditation, Self-Redefinition and Acceptance, and Mindfulness. He shares his story and the philosophy he has built over years of personal and professional work. You can learn more about Brad's work at www.repurpose-you.com Consider becoming a Brainiac Level Patron of the show by singing up at www.patreon.com/broke…
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Ryan Luis Rodreguez is a movie expert. He podcasts about film, storytelling and his experience as a Neurodivergent individual. We have the opportunity to discuss why stories, film and otherwise, play such a powerful role in our psychology, and give several examples of depictions of healing and emotion in stories. We also discuss Neurodivergence, an…
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Family disruption, reparenting, and forming healthy relationships with found and existing family. Could this all exist in a fun and funny holiday special within the MCU? I think you know what our answer will be. Sharon Blady joins this 2023 Holiday Episode focused on the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. There was much more than we planned o…
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Nikolai Blinow is a psychotherapist in private practice in Rhode Island. She is an expert in preventing and healing from burnout and navigating major life stressors, and is here to share insights into what to do with this very real problem. Learn more about her work at www.ompowermentpsych.com. Support the show, get involved in the Broken Brain com…
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An episode with Dwight's brother and sister? Yup. Anyone who has listened to the program in Decembers Past knows of the BBrain's obsession with Christmas Specials. Christian Hurst and Amber Lopez join the show to discuss their childhood creation of a VHS tape meant to contain ALL the specials available in the 90s. Happy Holidays, whichever (if any)…
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This is an episode of "Addiction, Recovery and Mental Health: A Podcast by WAISMANN METHOD® Opioid Treatment Specialists & Rapid Detox Center," a podcast produced and cohosted by Dwight. Holidays can be a time of high stress for many reasons, and especially for those doing the hard work of remaining sober and healthy, battling addiction. Clare Wais…
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Sharon Blady and Darryl Mansel join me for a wonderful discussion about the MCU film Wakanda Forever. The film showcases some psychological aspects of anger, lashing out, and healing. Spoiler ALERT! We are discussing pretty much all the details of the movie, so you may want to watch it before listening. The film showcases some psychological aspects…
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Sharon Blady (www.speak-up.co) rejoins the program to discuss the social and psychological issues addressed in the MCU TV show "She-Hulk: Attorney at Law," such as toxicity in the culture, toxic masculinity, healthy male & female relations, revenge, anger, and healing. Make sure to check out the Broken Brain Patreon to find more content like this. …
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Jocelyn Jones is a Director and Actor, who appears in more than 40 films, including "The Enforcer," and "The Butler." She is also the author of the new book "Artist: Awakening The Spirit Within," in which she tells her story of growing up in a small Artist's community and what Art and Acting mean for healing and finding your comfort in life. Part w…
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Peter Vox joins me to talk about access to mental health care, the experiences of psychological illness and being neuro-atypical, and the need for consumer awareness and advocacy in the industry. Peter is the Author of "The Psych Ward Notes: Surviving Anxiety & Depression," and has experience as an expert and a consumer of mental health treatment. …
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Karly Beaumont returns to the show to help forward a Broken Brain Halloween Tradition: to talk about a scary movie. This year we focus on the film The Black Phone. We talk about the psychological elements of the film, including fear, abuse, forgiveness, trauma, fight-or-flight, and how mental health does not explain violence all by itself. Plus tha…
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Dr Susan Trachman is a Psychiatrist, Forensic Specialist, and mental health clinician. She joins the podcast today to share some information about the role of psychiatry in legal and forensic areas, the difference between non-clinical levels of trauma & PTSD, and some of the psychological elements of the COVID crisis. If you are in a place to do so…
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Dr Rebecca Dempster is a psychologist specializing in burnout and secondary trauma, especially among employees of nonprofits and NGOs that serve Third World nations. was mentioned in the recording of an upcoming episode, and it reminded me of this episode when she was on the show a few years back. This is a re-broadcast of that episode. Stay tuned …
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A bit of serious, a bit more silly in today's episode. Every year I like to tell everyone "Happy Colombo Day!" a send-up of what today is often called. In this episode I am sharing facts about the 1970s Murder Mystery Series "Colombo," because why not? As today is now referred to as Indigenous Peoples' Day, I also want to highlight Coyote & Crow, a…
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Tonya Lester is an LCSW, therapist, blogger for Psychology Today, and author. She is also an expert in relationships, family systems theory and couple's counseling. She joins the Broken Brain today to share her insights working with relationship difficulties and successes. Learn more about Tonya's work at www.tonyalester.com, including the progress…
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Internal Family Systems is a mode of therapy developed by Dr Richard Schwartz, declared an evidence based treatment by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The treatment uses family systems theory, and applies it to the patient's internal emotional parts. It is also known as Parts-Work. Dylan Schlender joins me to discuss …
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Happy Batman Day 2022! Give this a listen while decorating your Batman Tree or Dying Batman eggs. This is a compilation of answers from listeners and friends to the two questions we are always asking ourselves: 1. What does Batman mean to you? 2. Is there a Batman story from the comics that you would love to see show up in live action form? Somethi…
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This is PART 5 of the Rebroadcast of the Live Streamed Overdose Awareness event I hosted on August 31, 2022 for International Overdose Awareness Day. During the program I am joined by several Podcasters and Friends, some of whom you have heard on the podcast before, along with some first timers. Tons of info and a Substance Abuse or Mental Health t…
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This is PART 4 of the Rebroadcast of the Live Streamed Overdose Awareness event I hosted on August 31, 2022 for International Overdose Awareness Day. During the program I am joined by several Podcasters and Friends, some of whom you have heard on the podcast before, along with some first timers. Tons of info and a Substance Abuse or Mental Health t…
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This is PART 3 of the Rebroadcast of the Live Streamed Overdose Awareness event I hosted on August 31, 2022 for International Overdose Awareness Day. During the program I am joined by several Podcasters and Friends, some of whom you have heard on the podcast before, along with some first timers. Tons of info and a Substance Abuse or Mental Health t…
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This is PART 2 of the Rebroadcast of the Live Streamed Overdose Awareness event I hosted on August 31, 2022 for International Overdose Awareness Day. During the program I am joined by several Podcasters and Friends, some of whom you have heard on the podcast before, along with some first timers. Tons of info and a Substance Abuse or Mental Health t…
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Part 1 This is a Re-Broadcast of the 5 hour Overdose Awareness event I hosted on August 31, 2022 for International Overdose Awareness Day. This is PART 1 During the program I am joined by several Podcasters and Friends, some of whom you have heard on the podcast before, along with some first timers. Tons of info and a Substance Abuse or Mental Heal…
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A Patreon special episode now shared on the regular show feed. Karly Beaumont, Founder of the Core Temp Arts Podcast Network, and Abi Perez of the Friends Of Friends/AmigosDAmigos Podcast join me to review 3 articles from the August Edition of Psychology Today. A really fun and informative discussion. To hear all of the bonus material available to …
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This is the second sponsored episode by Three Rivers Training Center. Viviana Triana is a trainer for Three Rivers and will be helping facilitate the upcoming EMDR course, Sep 7-9. She is also a therapist for Youth 180, a nonprofit mental health and substance abuse program for young people. She is here to share her role in this nonprofit organizati…
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Announcement of the live stream tomorrow midday for Opioid Overdose Awareness Day. Go to www.dwighthurst.com/live for the social media links to watch or JOIN the fun. Not only can you watch live and comment, you can click the link to Join the live broadcast yourself. Hope to see you (literally) tomorrow.…
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"Anne With An E," is the latest retelling of the novel "Anne of Green Gables," by Lucy Maud Montgomery, perhaps best known as a beloved miniseries that they show on PBS during pledge break a lot. Dalin Rowell, film & TV writer for the site Slashfilm.com joins to help me gush about this masterful reboot of a beloved classic. For all of you Fans (wit…
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Sharon Blady is here to talk about Ms Marvel, and in this episode she gets to apply her special knowledge and experience with community healthcare and mental health legislation. Sharon was the Health Minister of Manitoba and spent years legislating and working for mental health policy and health for all members of her community. This show, based of…
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Carol Miles is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and expert in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. She joins the program today to discuss the powerful nature of EMDR, how she began using it with clients, and guidance on the use of EMDR for clinicians. This episode is a paid sponsorship by Three Rivers Training Center and C…
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Wonderful film critique and discussion about the way mental health is depicted in movies. 3 out of 4 of the hosts of Reels of Justice Podcast join the program. Dylan J Schlender, Robb Maynard, and Ben Haslar each share a specific film they have chosen that demonstrates a different take on Mental Health. The Broken Brain is proud to announce a new s…
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Lily Allen-Duenas is a Yoga Instructor, Podcaster, and Health Coach. She is the creator and host of the Wild Yoga Tribe Podcast and an expert in the use of Yoga and Meditation in health management. She joins the podcast today to share tips on practicing Yoga for health and stress management, at whatever level you are. Learn more about her work at: …
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Joe Capozzi is an actor, writer, and producer who joins the show to share information on the creation of his documentary "A Peloton of One," profiling the advocacy work being done by Dave Ohlmuller, Capozzi, and others around the issue of statute of limitation laws and filing charges against sexual abusers. Joe shares his own experiences as a survi…
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Jess Wright joins us for the first Broken Brain Book Club, reviewing and answering questions about his historical fiction novel "A Stream To Follow." The story follows battlefield surgeon Bruce Duncan as he returns home from WWII service to his small hometown in Pennsylvania, opens up a practice, and tries to adjust to normal life. A fascinating ca…
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THIS IS A sample of the bonus materials available to our Patreon Subscribers. To hear more like this go to www.patreon.com/brokenbrain It's a new monthly tradition for the Patreon Feed. We are reviewing the June 2022 issue of Psychology Today. This is a publication focused on mental health and psychology designed to be accessible to the public. Han…
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Three Jokers is a limited series Batman comic book from 2020, written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Jason Fabok & Brad Anderson. In it the Joker finds a new way to confront Batman...and serve him a side of therapy...kind of. Friend of the show and fellow Super-Nerd Sharon Blady helps me review the story and discuss the psychological elements of…
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Sophie Edwards is a vocal coach for Transgender Women, specializing in finding and developing a voice that fits with an individual's sense of self. She explains the effect that having a voice of our own on our self-esteem, the relationship between voice and the transition process, and techniques for developing vocal range. You are invited to join t…
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