On previous episodes we’ve talked about narrative therapy and telling stories through character.
This episode we investigate the intersection of these two ideas. Can identifying personas as characters improve mental health? Rod Evans, turntablist, music producer and the other half of Angus McAlpine’s rap duo “Broken Aesthetiks”, joins us to share his story.
Because, apparently character-based therapy is already a thing!
Christmas can be a difficult time for many.
In this bonus episode we put our eggnog glasses down for a moment to reflect on the stories that lead such a supposedly joyous occasion to be a depressing nightmare for many.
Experts warn of Christmas suicide risk: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2009-12-18/experts-warn-of-christmas-suicide-risk/1183336
Is Suicide More Common At Christmas Time? https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/hide-and-seek/201212/is-suicide-more-common-christmas-time
Snopes – Christmas Suicides: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/unhappy-holidays/
Suicidal Ideation: 19 Words to Watch out For: https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/blog/lifetime-connections/201806/suicidal-ideation-19-words-watch-out
Does a story need to be true to affect your consciousness? And if positive thinking can be used to improve focus and performance, what about negative thinking?
Inception Scene – An Idea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xX-AEN_ctw
Empathy, Neurochemistry, and the Dramatic Arc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1a7tiA1Qzo
Basketball experiment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO1kgl0p-Hw
Your Storytelling Brain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k6P5JiNzrk
Collapse Documentary website: http://www.collapsemovie.com/
Collapse Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNmi49F_DIo
Jack Martin on the Death of Michael C Ruppert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydNqFyvisCo
Apocalypse Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNVHbzlzUS8
Abby Martin’s Personal Tribute to Investigative Journalist Michael C. Ruppert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWXbKOAHANQ