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Yoga and Making Ourselves a Priority with Hope Elliott

Yoga and Making Ourselves a Priority with Hope Elliott

August 8, 2022

In this episode, Bryan talks to Hope Elliott about her mental health story, and what she has learned along the way.

Hope teaches yoga and is a wellbeing educator based out of Burlington, Vermont.  She shares her experience of growing up in a home with a parent experiencing mental health struggles. Hope also talks about her experience getting diagnosed with anxiety, depression, ADHD and panic disorder. 

In this episode, Hope also shares how her yoga practice has helped her heal and the importance of making her self care a top priority. 

You can follow Hope on Instagram: @hopefj

As always, take what serves you - and leave the rest. 

What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)?

What is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)?

July 27, 2022

In this episode, Bryan talks to Dr. Suzanne Jasberg about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). TMS is being used to help people struggling with treatment resistant depression, along with other mental health conditions. 

Dr. Jasberg talks more about what TMS is, how it works, and who qualifies for it. Dr. Jasberg is a psychiatrist in the Center for Neurotherapeutics at PrairieCare. 

As always, take what serves you from this conversation - and leave the rest.

(This podcast is not meant to replace therapy. If you feel you need it, we encourage you to reach out to a licensed mental health professional)

Mental Health & Music with Allegra Miles

Mental Health & Music with Allegra Miles

July 6, 2022

In this episode Bryan talks to Allegra Miles. Allegra just appeared on Season 20 of American Idol, and was also a semi-finalist on The Voice. 

Allegra shares her journey with her mental health, including struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder. She also shares how music has been instrumental in her healing, how cleansing it can be to cry - and much more. 

As always - take what serves you, and leave the rest. 

(This podcast is not meant to replace therapy. If you feel you need it, we encourage you to reach out to a licensed mental health professional)

Supporting Someone When They Come Out

Supporting Someone When They Come Out

June 20, 2022

In honor of Pride month, Bryan talks in this episode to Lisa Bauer about how to support someone through the coming out process. 

Bryan and Lisa share pieces of their own coming out process and help guide parents on what to say to their kids when they come out. In addition, Lisa talks about how parents can maneuver their own emotions as they continue to show up for their child. 

Lisa is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker at PrairieCare

(This podcast is not meant to replace therapy. If you feel you need it, we encourage you to reach out to a licensed mental health professional)

Connecting To Your Heart Through Breathwork with Michelle D’Avella

Connecting To Your Heart Through Breathwork with Michelle D’Avella

May 31, 2022

In this episode, Bryan talks to breathwork facilitator and author Michelle D'Avella about how breathwork can help you heal.

Michelle talks about how breathwork has impacted her life, how the practice can help guide you into your heart, and what she would say to anyone who's finding themselves in a dark place. 

You can learn more about Michelle and her offerings on her website, PushingBeauty.com

(This podcast is not meant to replace therapy. If you feel you need it, we encourage you to reach out to a licensed mental health professional)

A Therapist’s Experience with Perinatal OCD

A Therapist’s Experience with Perinatal OCD

May 23, 2022

In this episode, we continue our conversation about perinatal mental health. Bryan talks to Perinatal Therapist Lisa Cross about her own experience with perinatal OCD and how she's now helping new moms nurture their mental health. 

Lisa works in the Perinatal Clinic at PrairieCare. She also recommends reaching out to Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Minnesota if you're in Minnesota. You can also contact Postpartum Support International no matter where you live. 

As always - take what serves you from this conversation, and leave the rest. 

(This podcast is not meant to replace therapy. If you feel you need it, we encourage you to reach out to a licensed mental health professional)

Feeling What’s There, Without Trying To Figure It Out + Meditation

Feeling What’s There, Without Trying To Figure It Out + Meditation

May 12, 2022

In this episode, Bryan explores the concept of opening up to the emotions we're experiencing, without needing to know why they are there. 

Sometimes we may know where an emotion is coming from, other times we may have no clue. This episode is an invitation to allow what's present to be felt, and expressed. We don't need to "figure it out" in order to heal.

Bryan also guides you through a meditation around this concept. 

Take what serves you, and leave the rest. 

Riding The Waves When Emotions Feel Intense

Riding The Waves When Emotions Feel Intense

April 28, 2022

In this episode, Bryan talks about what's helped guide him when emotions are feeling particularly intense. 

He talks about leaning into connection, feeling emotions vs. thinking about them - and giving ourselves space to do what we need in the moment. 

As always, take what serves you - and leave the rest. 

(This podcast is not meant to replace therapy. If you feel you need it, we encourage you to reach out to a licensed mental health professional)

A Mother’s Experience with Perinatal OCD

A Mother’s Experience with Perinatal OCD

April 14, 2022

In this episode, Bryan talks to Chelsea Elker, who started experiencing intrusive thoughts about her newborn baby shortly after giving birth.

Chelsea talks about how Perinatal OCD shook her to her core, and how it's led her to the work she's doing today. Chelsea is now a Clinical Care Coordinate for the perinatal speciality clinic at PrairieCare. 

If you are a new or pregnant mom in need of mental health resources you can reach out to Postpartum Support International, Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Minnesota, and PrairieCare's Perinatal Clinic.

(This podcast is not meant to replace therapy. If you feel you need it, we encourage you to reach out to a licensed mental health professional)

How To Help Someone Who Is Suicidal

How To Help Someone Who Is Suicidal

March 24, 2022

In this episode Bryan talks to Dr. Josh Stein about how to help someone who is suicidal. 

This can be a very heavy conversation to absorb, so we encourage you to take care of yourself as you listen. 

Dr. Stein gives us advice on opening up dialogue with someone you might be worried about, and how to help keep them safe. He also explains the QPR approach to preventing suicide. 

Dr. Stein is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at PrairieCare

You can follow Bryan on Instagram: @BryanPiatt

If you, or someone you know is struggling, you can reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.

(This podcast is not meant to replace therapy. If you feel you need it, we encourage you to reach out to a licensed mental health professional)

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