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Since 1999, Lauren Synger, owner and founder of Synger Productions, has been a professional voice-over artist for hundreds of videogames & animations, commercials & promos, public service announcements & radio tags, award winning audio books, and audio imaging services including educational and industrial narration and phone system voice over in english and spanish for businesses world-wide. Lauren Synger is a graduate of Ithaca College with a Bachelor's of Music (voice) and a minor in modern languages. She studied Spanish for 5 years between middle and high school, and in college took a year of German, Italian, French, followed by a year of Japanese.
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
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
Since 1999, Lauren Synger, owner and founder of Synger Productions, has been a professional voice-over artist for hundreds of videogames & animations, commercials & promos, public service announcements & radio tags, award winning audio books, and audio imaging services including educational and industrial narration and phone system voice over in english and spanish for businesses world-wide. Lauren Synger is a graduate of Ithaca College with a Bachelor's of Music (voice) and a minor in modern languages. She studied Spanish for 5 years between middle and high school, and in college took a year of German, Italian, French, followed by a year of Japanese. 4 years ago she launched her audio production house and home studio Synger Productions delighting customers with quality work and quick turn-around time for clients around the world. In addition to her commercial, and character work, Lauren writes original music and provides scripting, editing, and production services for her clients. She is currently involved in the recording and production of some music she sung and wrote melody and lyrics for, that was a collaboration between several very talented musicians, which she plans to release in the fall for use in movies, tv, and film. There are some exciting things on the horizon for Lauren this year and she is thrilled to be here to share her story with us and help others in their own journeys through the voice world.
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.
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.
Three books, written by three women, that are as different and compelling as their authors. Tune in for book giveaways and conversations with:
Lauren Oliver on Vanishing Girls. An edgy, compelling YA novel by this New York Times bestselling author about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident, and who are searching to find both themselves and each other.
Nina MacLaughlin on Hammer Head. A warm and inspiring memoir about Nina's decision to quit her job sitting behind a desk at a Boston newspaper and apply for a job on Craigslist to become a carpenter’s assistant.
Sylvia True on The Wednesday Group. A captivating and moving debut novel about five women who share never-before-told secrets, and bond over painful truths, when they meet at a support group for partners of sex addicts.
Hosted by Cindy Wolfe Boynton. Visit the Literary New England blog for more book giveaways, author talk, event information and to listen to past episodes -- book-tatstic updates posted regularly!
Join internationally known clairvoyant and recent guest star on Gaiam TVs Beyond Belief, Dr. Lauren Cielo, owner of Golden Rose Psychic Services for the Re-Launch of Golden Rose Psychic Radio brought to you on the Women's Movement Radio Network!
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1st Guest: Lauren Leduc Lemieux, Catalyst for Clarity, Confidence and Courage at Coaching To Fulfill Dreams
"I am a Whole Life Coach focused on my clients’ personal and professional goals…facilitating clarity towards their vision for their whole, complete, happy life. I found coaching after leaving my family’s business after 18 years. I chose me and, realizing I had been, in some ways, coaching ‘my whole life’, I melted into training and certification and now, I’m proud and grateful to be living my dream."
2nd Guest: Mamak Charepoo, Owner and Founder of Charepoo Coaching and Consulting
Mamak Charepoo has more than 15 years experience coaching, giving seminars and speaking. In May of 2014 she started her coaching business, Charepoo Coaching and Consulting. (www.charepoocoaching.com). Praised as “engaging enthusiastically and directly with the audience”. Mamak has recently been highlighted by popular Harvard Business Review blogger, Whitney Johnson on her Dare,Dream,Do blog. She is a co-author of an upcoming coaching book being published by Nutmeg Press and has been interviewed on Powerful Women Revealed radio and PACTV.
As a Money Mindset Business Coach, Mamak works with women entrepreneurs and professional women to step into the strength they already have to have courageous money conversations, boldly stand in their value and master their cash flow.
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