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America first saw Lauren in season 3 of the Fox network "So You Think You Can Dance," where her talents took her to a spot in the final six. After the show, producers quickly found a way for her to return to assist Tyce Dario, Napoleon and Tabitha, and Mia Michaels during the next three seasons. During season 5, Lauren was chosen to travel on the audtion tour as highlighted choreographer for the Choreography round, and her consistency and passion for mentoring saw her return as an All-Stars talent for seasons 6, 7 and 8. Between seasons, Lauren has continued leaving her mark by performing with such artists as Rihanna, Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Shakira, Sean Kingston Carrie Underwood, Enrique Iglesias, and others. On the big screen, she appeared in "Bring it On: Fight to the Finish," and "Hannah Montana: The Movie," as well as "Disaster Movie." She was honored to become a private dance coach to some of the biggest celebrities, as well, such as Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, and Tobey Maguire, as well as being a featured dancer on the award-winning musical television comedy, "Glee." She found a new passion for acting in "Ghost Whisperer," ABC Family's "Make It or Break It," and the CBS series, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." Currently, she is having her talents tested as the female lead in India's highly-anticipated first ever 3D dance film, "AnyBody Can Dance," (known as "ABCD"), which is scheduled for release this month. She spent 3 months learning Hindi, Bollywood techniques, and filming in Mumbai alongside well-known Indian film and dance stars. Website: http://www.lauren-gottlieb.com/
Join Talk with Tenney on April 22, 2015 from 9-11 PM Eastern for an exciting and informative conversation with Lauren Parks on surviving and ending domestic violence and sexual assault.
Lauren Parks is a social work graduate student at Monmouth university. Her life's work has been dedicated to aiding and assisting victims of violence, specifically, domestic violence and sexual assault. Through her own personal experience with teen dating violence, Lauren has been able to use that negative experience to advocate for victims everywhere. Lauren currently serves as a rape survivor advocate through safe horizon community program and also leads an empowerment group for female victims in Staten Island. Lauren has plans of developing a center for victims that would be dedicated to more long term after care.
Lines will be open for you to call in and be part of the program (267)521-0167
4/2/15, 9-11 PM Estern Talk with hosts Sarah Knutson and Lauren Tenney. Be part of the program, call: (267)521-0167
"The barriers to change in the mental health system are enormous." These words are as true today as when they were written nearly 40 years ago by Judi Chamberlin (1978) in her paradigm-changing work, On Our Own: Patient-Controlled Alternatives to the Mental Health System. In this episode of Mad U, we explore and reflect together on some of Judi's core ideas.
Chamberlin, J. (1998). Confessions of a noncompliant patient. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 36, 49-52. http://www.power2u.org/articles/recovery/confessions.html.
Chamberlin, J. (1990). The ex-patients’ movement: Where we’ve been and where we’re going. The Journal of Mind and Behavior, 11, 323-336. http://www.power2u.org/articles/history-project/ex-patients.html
Questions for reflection: Judi calls the ex-patients movement a 'liberation struggle of oppressed people' - what does that mean to you? Have you ever been called non-compliant by the mental health system? Have you ever felt pressure to comply? How did that impact you? Your relationships? Your feelings about the system? What role is there, if any, for compliance/ noncompliance in a human rights informed society? When if ever, should one person be allowed to substitute their judgment (reality) for someone else's? What concerns motivated the early ex-patient's movement? How did those concerns inform the values of the ex-patients movement? Where do you see those same values present today in how ...we treat each other as individuals? we advocate for society to treat us? we organize together to serve our communities? Where and why have we lost sight of these values? What, if anything, should we do about that?
Chamberlin, J. (1978). On Our Own: Patient controlled alternatives. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Tonight on Mad U – 9-11 PM EASTERN. An Evening with Pat Risser. Pat Risser has been a psych rights activist and advocate for nearly 3 decades. His journey from childhood trauma/ abuse to mental health system trauma/ abuse to peer-supported recovery, healing and wholeness is powerful and compelling. In this episode, Pat will take us on a tour of his life, his work, his writing and his webpage. He’ll share his experience of what helped, what didn’t, where we’ve come as a movement, what needs to change, and how we can go about getting there.
From Pat: "I had been brainwashed by the psychiatric system to be hopeless, helpless and overly dependent. So now I've dedicated the greater part of my life to try and reach people who are currently affected by the system and deprogram them from the cult of psychiatry."
About Pat: Pat is a semi-retired, award-winning Mental Health Consultant who provides training and workshops for consumers/survivors throughout the country. Pat has extensive experience as an author trainer, facilitator, presenter and consultant. He’s been a human rights activist, mental health advocate and trauma champion for over twenty-five years. Pat has built and directed a statewide consumer network, directed a patients' rights program and developed countless self-help, peer support groups. Pat entered the mental health system at age 21. He survived over 20 hospitalizations for a raft of purported diagnosis entitling him to a boatload of pyschiatric drugs, none of which helped. He brings perspectives as a consumer/survivor, professional provider, administrator and family member.
To check out Pat's extensive website: www.patrisser.com
To talk with Pat, Sarah, and Lauren, and be part of the show, call (267)521-0167
The 2015 Science and Medicine Award was presented to Dr. Michael Gottlieb, a physician and immunologist best known for his identification of AIDS as a new disease with the first diagnoses in June 1981. Gottlieb was famously Rock Hudson’s doctor, following the actor’s AIDS diagnosis until his death in 1985, as well as physician to the namesake of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, which shares with Desert AIDS Project the distinction of being named a “Top 20 HIV/AIDS Charity” for both 2013 and 2014.
Nicholas Snow (with guest co-host Kristin Johnson) is thrilled to present a seven-part comprehensive series documenting the 2015 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards held February 9th at the Palm Springs Convention Center, raising $1.3 million for direct client services at Desert AIDS Project. Special thanks to the gala producer Momentous Events for helping us secure the audio.
This week on Mad U: Mad About U! This show is about you - What are your favorite classics in the mad movement? What are the 'must reads' for this show? What are the hot topics to address? What authors and movement leaders should 'everyone' know about? How should we go about the show? What's the best way to engage the material and create a lively discussion? How would you like to participate? What's the best way to learn from others? To share what you know?
Electroshock - Guest appearance by George Ebert who will talk about the upcoming protest on May 16 and read some of his writings.
Bonus current events topic: Why pilots crash planes. Bring your lived experience and what you've read about the crash. We'll pull from our pot of 'mad wisdom' and make sense of it together.
Some authors/ topics for future shows: Leonard Frank/; Linda Andre (Electroshock); Robert Whitaker (Anatomy of An Epidemic), Redefining Mental Illness (TM Luhrman), Understanding Psychosis & Schizophrenia, Hearing Voices Movement, Intentional Peer Support (Shery Mead), Recovery Values (Shery Mead/ Mary Ellen Copeland) Defining Peer Roles (Western Mass RLC); Declaration of Principles (Tenth Annual Conference); Ron Bassman (being psychiatrized); Tina Minkowitz (ending force and coercion), Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; Pat Deegan (Spirit Breaking); Focault (Madness & Civilization); Goffman (Total Institutions), Thomas Szasz (Psychiatric Slavery/ Therapeutic State); William Miller (Rediscovering Fire/ empathy vs. coercion); Insane Manifesto;
Mad In America (articles and blogs); Radical Psychiatry Manifesto
How you look goes way beyond what you wear. It's about how see yourself and how others see you. Lauren Solomon of Image by Lauren, will talk with us about how important image is, both to your career and to your self-esteem.
You're not going to hire a financial manager who's wearing overalls any more than you'll hire a plumber shows up in a business suit. Imagine going to a dentist with a tooth missing.
Lauren will give us some tips on how to be your best self, your true self. Showing on the outside who you are on the inside. And her book, Image Matters, is a great place to start.
Lauren Marsh - Indie Singer/Songwriter from Hopewell,NJ...New album "The Incurable Heart" (Deluxe Edition) out now...Next show on April 26th @ Communiversity Artsfest in Princeton,NJ..Check out her music,tour dates & more @ www.laurenmarsh.com
Crystal Lee Morgan - Singer/Songwriter from Pittsburgh,PA...Just joined a new songwiter/musician group in Pittsburgh called "Black Little Birds"...Check her music, tour dates & more @ www.facebook.com/blacklittlebirds
1st Guest: Giovanna Capozza, Transformational Life & Relationship Coach/Mentor & Spiritual Teacher.
Giovanna is a coach, mentor, speaker, author and spiritual teacher who helps women be free to discover the truth of who they are, in all that they do, in all parts of their lives without sacrificing themselves. She teaches women how to conquer fear and stop playing small in their lives & relationships.
2nd Guest: Lauren Sonnenberg, Psychotherapist & Wellness Consultant (& Founder of LifeCore).
Lauren Sonnenberg, LMHC, D.PSc, CAP is a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of chronic pain and serious illness. Using EFT and other mind-body approaches, the root causes of chronic pain and illness are identified and “cleared out” so as to allow for optimal healing.
3rd Guest: Amy Jarosky, Certified Health and Lifestyle Expert.
Amy Jarosky is a Certified Health & Lifestyle Expert and Founder of Healthy Vices. Amy focuses on helping busy men and women lose weight, decrease stress, sleep better, improve energy, etc. She truly loves helping individuals feel their best and regain balance in their lives.
Lessons from feminism in an era of inter-oppression. There are many parallels between women and madness, including our rise and fall as people's self-determination movements. Significantly, activists in both groups started out meeting in each others' homes, talking separatism, liberation and consciousness-raising. Both had visions of a new world order that turned existing power relations on their heads. Now both groups are funded, organized, integrated and professional. Yet, the world, for most of us, is still the largely same. So what happened? How come so many of us still feel oppressed?
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