We never truly know how much the stories we tell influence those around us.
Today we talk to Joel Pearse; mental health support provider, rapper and aspiring comedian, who, unbeknownst to him, was actually a major catalyst for the creation of this podcast.
We discuss, among other things, his experiences working as a mental health support provider at a youth center, and how he applied the practice of Narrative Therapy to help troubled kids re-write the stories they told about themselves.
And you’ll never guess one of the influences that convinced him to explore this line of treatment…
Find JP’s work on the web:
The Pursuit of Happyness: Basketball and Dreams:
Adem Koci is host of the Podasta Non Grata podcast, which got my attention when he did an entire episode in the style of an elaborate old fashioned “radio hour” programme, performing the entire show in the character of an elderly gentleman called Gerald Twint.
In this episode, I speak to Adem about why we tell stories as characters, how they can function as shields against criticism, and whether it’s possible to create so many characters, you lose track of yourself in the process.
You can find Adem’s amazing podcast at: https://www.spreaker.com/show/podcasta-non-grata_1
Links to the episodes we discuss on the show:
The Gerald Twint Radio Style Programme: https://www.spreaker.com/user/ademk/the-gerald-twint-radio-style-programme
52_A dog named “Voldemort”?: https://www.spreaker.com/user/ademk/52-a-dog-named-voldemort
The Truth About Harv – A Channel Announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-L4uSgCvxc
Watchmen – A Popcorn Lobotomy Scathing Reveiw: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5Qksvp2C7Y
Intro clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBRlxs0q2QY
Doug Wilson is an international marathon runner, Kundalini Yoga practitioner, brain tumour survivor, and now author of the book “Kundalini Running”.
He has overcome substance abuse and severe health issues to achieve feats of physical fitness that most of us can barely imagine.
Today, we welcome Doug to the podcast to share his incredible story.
You can find Doug’s work at: kundalinirunning.com