Emotional distress around COVID-19 is not mental illness, it is a common and understandable human experience. Matt, Steph and Rory discuss the ebb and flow of emotions we’re all feeling, and how we can offer spaces for connection, compassion and calm through Just Listening while socially isolated. Presented by the HUMANE Clinic.
Hosts Matt Ball and Stephanie Mitchel are joined by HUMANE Clinic friend Kane Spooner and Producer Rory Ritchie as they discuss Open Dialogue. This discussion focusses on how the Humane Dialogical project facilitates open dialogue informed approaches with networks in distress, and the important narratives that support healing for client networks and therapists alike.
Matt and Rory catch up to discuss “The Question” Rory asked when they first met, that led to his joining Matt and Stephanie at the HUMANE Clinic, first as a student and then as a therapist: “How can we be in genuine relationship and connection when we’re being paid to work a 40 hour week as professionals?”
Our hosts Matt Ball and Stephanie Mitchell have just returned from their respective trips to the UK and USA. We hit record as they reunite and reflect on where they’ve been and what they’ve learned during their travels - both personally and professionally. Produced by Rory Ritchie. Presented by HUMANE Clinic.
This week it's all about the power of listening! Hosts Matt and Stephanie are joined by Humane Clinic friend Suki and producer Rory to discuss Just Listening and Listening Trains, as well as further exploring Emotional CPR (eCPR), WeCPR and Open Dialogue. (Please note: As our hosts have been overseas teaching, listening and learning in recent weeks this podcast is one that was pre-recorded at the end of 2019).
Matt and Stephanie discuss how a reliance on intervention and diagnosis can erode the skills of mental health professionals to remain in human relationship. After the break, Rory speaks of a time in his life when visiting an island in Indonesia emerged as a more meaningful response to distress than a scheduled psychologist appointment. An episode about seeking genuine spaces for acceptance and connection, and how we often find these things in people and places outside of the mainstream mental health system.
Hosts Matt Ball and Stephanie Mitchell discuss suicide and the benefits of providing space to talk openly about suicide. Justice based responses to crisis such as Emotional CPR and Just Listening are explored, as is the Suicide Meaning Conversation approach currently being formulated by the HUMANE Clinic. HUMANE Clinic friend and volunteer Suki Marek joins the conversation in the second half of the podcast. Produced by Rory Ritchie.
The ReAwaken podcast team model Emotional CPR (eCPR) and discuss the impact and hope it is providing in South Australia. They then discuss the new Just Listening community alternative for people in distress and the value of eCPR as a meaningful alternative to systems problems. Hosted by Matt Ball and Stephanie Mitchell. Produced by Rory Ritchie. Presented by HUMANE Clinic.
Hosts Matt Ball and Stephanie Mitchell discuss ‘doing it anyway in the shadows of the mainstream mental health system’. An inspiring conversation about having the passion, creativity and courage to offer meaningful alternatives despite the ever-present pressure to operate within the confines of a broken system. Produced by Rory Ritchie. Presented by the HUMANE Clinic.
Hosts Matt Ball and Stephanie Mitchell respond to Producer Rory Ritchie’s request to share a little about their own personal journeys and explain how these experiences have shaped their perceptions in relation to mental health, trauma and addiction as Co-Directors of the HUMANE Clinic.
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