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Sam Jahara is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Tavistock certified Executive Coach with a private practice in Brighton, South-East England. She became a psychotherapist as a result of coming to terms with several aspects of her upbringing, mainly linked with cultural identity as well as being raised by parents who were involved in a cult. Sam grew up primarily in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil but moved around a lot because of her parent's involvement with their guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (later renamed Osho). From age 6 she lived in communes dotted across Europe, including the UK, and life was chaotic and unsettling. After leaving the cult in her late 20s, she spent many years trying to make sense of her profound experiences of lack of belonging and a sense of identity, stemming from being both an immigrant and an ex-cult member. As with many cults, children are usually seen as objects, a hindrance, or treated as little adults. Abuse and neglect are common through the encouragement of separation of parents and children. Now in her late 40s, she is still making sense of some of these experiences and using her training and knowledge to continue to understand cults, cult leaders, and what makes people follow them. In this insightful conversation, the two therapists examine the impact that neglectful parents can have on the development of children through the lens of Sam's own perspective of being raised in an Osho commune as a young child. Together, Rachel and Sam go on to discuss the cultural identity issues that are often present in people who were raised in cults and how it relates also to those who had unstable living conditions as children. Sam offers a thoughtful analysis of her parents' motives in joining Osho's cultic community and opens up about the emotional complexities inherent in her relationships with her family today. Before You Go: Rachel further examines her concept of a spiritual placebo, explaining it can decieve followers into sacrificing the power of their own autonomy and makes them vulnerable to dependence on a guru figure. You can sign up for Rachel's webinar series LIVING IN FREEDOM here: rachelbernsteintherapy.com/webinar.html Thanks to all of our newest Patreon supporters: Eike, Kate Davison, Ingjerd Langnes, Carrie Jacobson, Katherine Walsh, Samantha Gee, Michael Call, Aleka, Emanuele Monica, Michele Yaddaw, Kateland Harte, Berit Anderson, SarahJane, Dawn Haltom, Jennifer Wright, Emma Buchbinder, and, Claire Pittman! To help support the show monthly and get bonus episodes, shirts, and tote bags, please visit: www.patreon.com/indoctrination Prefer to support the IndoctriNation show with a one-time donation? Use this link: www.paypal.me/indoctrination You can help the show for free by leaving a rating on Spotify or Apple/ iTunes. It really helps the visibility of the show!
Interviewer I'm Ellen Bernstein-Ellis, Program Specialist and Clinical Supervisor for the Aphasia Treatment Program at Cal State East Bay and a member of the Aphasia Access Podcast Working Group. AA's strives to provide members with information, inspiration, and ideas that support their aphasia care through a variety of educational materials and resources. Today, I have the honor of speaking with Dr. Jamie Lee who was selected as a 2022 Tavistock Distinguished Scholar. We'll discuss her research interests and do a deeper dive into her work involving the study of texting behaviors of individuals with aphasia and her efforts to develop an outcome measure that looks at success at the transactional level of message exchange. As we frame our podcast episodes in terms of the Gap Areas identified in the 2017 Aphasia Access State of Aphasia Report by Nina Simmons-Mackie, today's episode best addresses Gap areas: Insufficient attention to life participation across the continuum of care; Insufficient training and protocols or guidelines to aid implementation of participation-oriented intervention across the continuum of care; Insufficient or absent communication access for people with aphasia or other communication barriers For more information about the Gap areas, you can listen to episode #62 with Dr. Liz Hoover or go to the Aphasia Access website. Guest bio Jaime Lee is an Associate Professor in the department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at James Madison University. Jaime's clinical experience goes back nearly 20 years when she worked as an inpatient rehab SLP at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (now Shirley Ryan Ability Lab). She later worked for several years as a Research SLP in Leora Cherney's Center for Aphasia Research and Treatment. Jaime earned her PhD at the University of Oregon, where she studied with McKay Sohlberg. Her research interests have included evaluating computer-delivered treatments to improve language skills in aphasia, including script training and ORLA, examining facilitation of aphasia groups, and most recently, exploring text messaging to improve participation, social connection and quality of life in IWA. Listener Take-aways In today's episode you will: Learn about why texting might be a beneficial communication mode for IwA Explore the reasons it's important to consider the communication partner in the texting dyad Find out more about measures examining texting behaviors, like the Texting Transactional Success (TTS) tool. Consider how Conversational Analysis may be helpful in understanding texting interactions Edited show notes Ellen Bernstein-Ellis Jamie, welcome to the podcast today. I'm so excited that we finally get to talk to you. And I want to offer a shout out because you mentioned two mentors and colleagues who I just value so much, McKay Solberg and Leora Cherney, and I'm so excited that you've also had them as mentors. Jaime Lee 02:44 Thanks, Ellen. It's really great to talk with you today. And speaking of shout outs, I feel like I have to give you a shout out because I was so excited to meet you earlier this summer at IARC. We met at a breakfast. And it was exciting because I got to tell you that I assigned to my students your efficacy of aphasia group paper, so it was really fun to finally meet you in person. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 03:11 Thank you, that is the paper that Roberta Elman was first author on. I was really proud to be part of that. I was excited to get to come over and congratulate you at the breakfast on your Tavistock award. I think it's very, very deserving. And I'm excited today that we can explore your work and get to know each other better. And I'm just going to start with this question about the Tavistock. Can you share with our listeners what you think the benefits of the Tavistock Distinguished Scholar Award will be to your work? Jaime Lee 03:43 Sure, I think first off being selected as a Tavistock Distinguished Scholar has been really validating of my work in terms of research and scholarship. It's made me feel like I'm on the right track. And at least maybe I'm asking the right kinds of questions. And it's also really meaningful to receive an award that recognizes my teaching and impact on students. And I was thinking about this and a conversation that I had with my PhD mentor McKay Solberg. And it was early into my PhD when we were talking about the impact of teaching and how important it was, where she had said that when we work as a clinician, we're working directly with clients and patients were hopefully able to have a really positive meaningful impact. But when we teach, and we train the next generation of clinicians, you know, we have this even greater impact on all of the people that our students will eventually work with throughout their career. And so that's just huge. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 04:51 It really is huge. And I have to say I went to grad school with McKay and that sounds like something she would say, absolutely, her value of teaching. I just want to do a quick shout out to Aphasia Access, because I think they also recognize and value the importance of teaching. They have shown that commitment by their LPAA curricular modules that they developed and make accessible to Aphasia Access members, so people can bring content right into their coursework, which is helpful because it takes so much time to prepare these materials. So, if you haven't heard of these curricular modules yet, please go to the website and check them out. So yes, I'm so glad that you feel your work is validated. It's really important to validate our young researchers. I think there's an opportunity to expand who you meet during this year. Is that true? Jaime Lee 05:40 That is already true. This honor has already led to growing connections with other aphasia scholars and getting more involved with Aphasia Access. I'm excited to share that I'll be chairing next year's 2023 Aphasia Access Leadership Summit together with colleagues Esther Kim and Gretchen Szabo. We're really enthusiastic about putting together a meaningful and inspiring program. I am just really grateful for the opportunity to have a leadership role in the conference. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 06:17 Wow, that's a fantastic team. And I, again, will encourage our listeners, if you've never been to a Aphasia Access Leadership Summit, it is worth going to and everybody is welcomed. We've had several podcast guests who have said that it has been a game changer for them-- their first attendance at the Leadership Summit. So, we'll be hearing more about that. Well, I want to start our interview today by laying some foundation for your work with texting and developing some outcome measures for treatment that captures transactional exchange in individuals with aphasia. And let me just ask what piqued your interest in this area? Jaime Lee 06:57 Yeah, thanks. Well, before I got interested specifically, in texting, I had this amazing opportunity to work as a research SLP with Leora Cherney and her Center for Aphasia Research and Treatment. And we all know Leora well for the contributions she's made to our field. At that time, she had developed ORLA, oral reading for language and aphasia, and a computerized version, and also a computerized version of aphasia scripts for script training. And these were treatments that not only improve language abilities in people with aphasia, but I really had this front row seat to seeing how her interventions really made a difference in the lives of people with aphasia, and help them reengage in the activities that they wanted to pursue-- reading for pleasure and being able to converse about topics that they want to do with their script training. So at the same time, I was gaining these really valuable research skills and understanding more about how to evaluate treatment. I was also able to start learning how to facilitate aphasia groups because Leora has this amazing aphasia community that she developed at what was then RIC. I'm just really grateful for the opportunity I had to have Leora as a mentor, and now as a collaborator. And her work really helped orient me to research questions that address the needs of people with aphasia, and to this importance of building aphasia community. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 08:37 Wow, that sounds like a really amazing opportunity. And I think it's wonderful that you've got to have Leora as a mentor and to develop those interests. Then look at where you're taking it now. So that's really exciting to talk about with you today. Jaime Lee 08:54 As for the texting interest that really started after I earned my PhD and was back at the Rehab Institute, now Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, Leora was awarded a NIDILRR field initiated grant and I served as a co-investigator on this grant. It was a randomized, controlled trial, evaluating ORLA, combined with sentence level writing. The two arms of the trial were looking at ORLA plus writing using a handwriting modality, versus ORLA combined with electronic writing or we kind of thought about this as texting. So we call that arm T-write. And ORLA was originally designed to improve reading comprehension, but we know from some of Leora's work that there were also these nice cross-modal language improvements, including improvements in written expression. This was a study where we really were comparing two different arms, two different writing modalities, with some secondary interest in seeing if the participants who were randomized to practice electronic writing, would those improvements potentially carry over into actual texting, and perhaps even changes in social connectedness? Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 10:15 Those are great questions to look at. Interest in exploring texting's role in communication has just been growing and growing since you initiated this very early study. Jamie, would you like to explain how you actually gathered data on participants texting behaviors? How did that work? Jaime Lee 10:32 Yes. So we were very fortunate that the participants in this trial, in the T-write study, consented to have us extract and take a look at their real texting data from their mobile phones prior to starting the treatment. So, for those who consented, and everyone, I think we had 60 participants in the trial, and every single participant was open to letting us look at their texts and record them. We recorded a week's worth of text messages between the participant and their contacts at baseline, and then again at a follow up point after the treatment that they were assigned to. And that was so that maybe we could look for some potential changes related to participating in the treatment. So maybe we would see if they were texting more, or if they had more contacts, or maybe they might even be using some of the same sentences that were trained in the ORLA treatment. We haven't quite looked at that, the trial just finished so we haven't looked at those pre/ post data. But when my colleagues at Shirley Ryan and I started collecting these texting data, we realized there were some really interesting things to be learned from these texts. And there have been a couple of studies, we know Pagie Beeson's work, she did a T-CART study on texting, right? And later with her colleague, Mira Fein. So we had some texting studies, but nothing that really reported on how people with aphasia were texting in their everyday lives. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 12:08 Well, Jamie, do you want to share what you learned about how individuals with aphasia texts are different from individuals without aphasia? Jaime Lee 12:15 We saw that first, people with aphasia do text, there were messages to be recorded. I think only a couple of participants in the trial didn't have any text messages. But we took a look at the first 20 people to enroll in the trial. We actually have a paper out-- my collaborator, Laura Kinsey is the first author. This is a descriptive paper where we describe the sample, 20 people, both fluent aphasia and nonfluent aphasia, a range of ages from mid 30s up to 72. And one striking finding, but maybe not too surprising for listeners, is that the participants with aphasia in our sample texted much less frequently than neurologically healthy adults, where we compared our findings to Pew Research data on texting. And our sample, if we took an average of our 20 participants and look at their texts sent and received over a week, over the seven days, they exchanged an average of about 40 texts over the week. Adults without aphasia, send and receive 41.5 texts a day. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 13:36 Wow, that's quite a difference. Right? Jaime Lee 13:39 Yes, even knowing that younger people tend to text more frequently than older adults. Even if we look at our youngest participants in that sample who were in their mid 30s, they were sending and receiving text much less frequently than the age matched Pew data. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 13:56 Okay, now, I want to let our listeners know that we're going to have the citation for the Kinsey et al. article that you just mentioned in our show notes. How can we situate addressing texting as a clinical goal within the life participation approach to aphasia? Jaime Lee 14:14 I love this question. And it was kind of surprising from the descriptive paper, that texting activity, so how many texts participants were sending and receiving, was not correlated with overall severity of aphasia or severity of writing impairment? Ellen Bernstein-Ellis I'm surprised by that. Were you? Jaime Lee Yes, we thought that there would be a relationship. But in other words, having severe aphasia was not associated with texting less. And we recognize, it's dangerous to draw too many conclusions from a such a small sample. But a major takeaway, at least an aha moment for us, was that we can't make assumptions about texting behaviors based on participants' language impairments, also based on their age, their gender. You know, in fact, our oldest participant in the sample, who was 72, was actually most active texter. He sent and received 170 texts over the week period. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 15:22 Wow, that does blow assumptions out of the water there, Jamie. So that's a really good reminder that this to be individualized with that person at the center? Because you don't know. Jaime Lee 15:32 You don't know. Yeah. And I think it comes down to getting to know our clients and our patients, finding out if texting is important to them. And if it's something they'd like to be doing more of, or doing more effectively, and going from there. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis Wow, that makes a lot of sense. Jaime Lee Yeah, of course, some people didn't text, before their stroke and don't want to text. But given how popular texting has become as a form of communication, I think there are many, many people with aphasia, who would be interested in pursuing texting as a rehab goal. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 16:08 Right? You really have to ask, right? Jaime Lee 16:11 Yes, actually, there's a story that comes to mind about a participant who was in the T-write study, who had stopped using her phone after her stroke. Her family had turned off service; she wasn't going to be making calls or texting. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis Well, I've seen that happen too many times. Jaime Lee And when she enrolled in the study, and she was a participant at Shirley Ryan, because we ran participants here at JMU and they ran participants in Chicago. And she was so excited. I heard from my colleagues that she went out and got a new phone so that she could use her phone to participate in the study. And then her follow up data. When we look at her real texts gathered after the study at the last assessment point, her text consists of her reaching out to all of her contacts with this new number, and saying hello, and getting in touch and in some cases, even explaining that she'd had a stroke and has aphasia. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 17:13 Oh, well, that really reminds me of the value and importance of patient reported outcomes, because that may not be captured by a standardized test, per se, but man, is that impactful. Great story. Thank you for sharing that. So well, you've done a really nice job in your 2021 paper with Cherney that's cited in our show notes of addressing texting's role in popular culture and the role it's taking in terms of a communication mode. Would you explain some of the ways that conversation and texting are similar and ways that they're different? Jaime Lee 17:45 That is a great question, Ellen and a question I have spent a lot of time reading about and thinking about. And there is a great review of research that used conversation analysis (CA) to study online interactions. This is a review paper by Joanne Meredith from 2019. And what the review tells us is that there are many of the same organizing features of face to face conversation that are also present in our online communications. So we see things like turn taking, and we see conversation and texting or apps unfold in a sequence. So what CA refers to as sequential organization. We also see, just like in face to face conversation, there are some communication breakdowns or trouble sources in online communication. And sometimes we see the need for repair to resolve that breakdown. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 18:45 Yeah, Absolutely. I'm just thinking about auto corrects there for a moment. Jaime Lee 18:51 And they can cause problems too. When the predictive text or the AutoCorrect is not what we meant to say that can cause a problem.Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 18:59 Absolutely. Those are good similarities, I get that. Jaime Lee 19:03 I think another big similarity is just about how conversation is co-constructed. It takes place between a person and a conversation partner and in texting, we have that too. We have a texting partner, or in the case of a group text, we have multiple partners. There's definitely similarities. And another big one is that purpose, I think we use conversation ultimately, and just like we're using texting to build connection, and that's really important Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 19:32 Yeah, I can really see all of those parallels. And there are some differences, I'm going to assume. Jaime Lee 19:39 Okay, yes, there are some definite interesting differences in terms of the social aspects of conversation. We do a lot in person, like demonstrating agreement, or giving a compliment, or an apology, or all of these nonverbal things we do like gesture and facial expression and laughter. Those nonverbal things help convey our stance, or affiliation, or connection. But in texting, we can't see each other. Right? So we have some different tools to show our stance, to show affiliation. What we're seeing is people using emojis and Bitmojis, and GIFs, even punctuation, and things like all capitals. We've all seen the all caps and felt like someone is yelling at us over text, that definitely conveys a specific tone, right? Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 20:34 I was just going to say emojis can be a real tool for people with aphasia, right? If the spelling is a barrier, at least they can convey something through an image. That's a real difference. Jaime Lee 20:45 Absolutely, I think some of the problematic things that can happen and the differences with texting have to do with sequencing and timing. Because people can send multiple texts, they can take multiple turns at once. And so you can respond to multiple texts at once, or that can lead to some confusion, I think we're seeing, but texting can also be asynchronous, so it's not necessarily expected that you would have to respond right away Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 21:16 So maybe giving a person a little more time to collect their thoughts before they feel like they have to respond versus in a person-to-person exchange where the pressure is on? Jaime Lee Absolutely, absolutely. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis Well, why might texting be a beneficial communication mode for individuals with aphasia, Jamie, because you have spelling challenges and all those other things. Jaime Lee 21:37 Yeah, I think it comes back to what you just said, Ellen, about having more time to read a message, having more time to be able to generate a response. I know that texting and other forms of electronic communication like email, can give users with memory or language problems a way to track and reread their messages. And in some cases, people might choose to bank responses that they can use later. We know this from actually some of Bonnie Todis and McKay Sohlberg's work looking at making email more accessible for users with cognitive impairment. So I think there are some really great tools available to people with aphasia to feel successful using texting. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 22:30 That's great. I think banking messages is a really important strategy that we've used before, too. Jaime Lee 22:37 So there's all these other built-in features, that I'm still learning about that are in some mobile phones, that individuals with aphasia can potentially take advantage of. I think some features might be difficult, but there are things like we've just talked about, like the predictive text or the autocorrect. And then again, all these nonlexical tools, like the emojis and the GIFS and being able to link to a website or attach a photograph. I think this is a real advantage to communicating through text. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 23:10 It lets you tell more of the story, sometimes. One of my members talks about when his spelling becomes a barrier, he just says the word and then that speech-to-text is really helpful. It's just one more support, I guess. Jaime Lee 23:24 Yes. And we're needing to find out a little bit more about the features that people are already using, and maybe features that people don't know about, but that they would like to use like that speech-to-text. That's a great point. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 23:37 Well, how did you end up wanting to study texting for more than an amount of use or accuracy? In other words, what led you to studying transaction? Maybe we can start with a definition of transaction for our listeners? Jaime Lee 23:51 Sure. Transaction in the context of communication is the exchange of information. So it involves understanding and expression of meaningful messages and content. And this is a definition that actually comes from Brown and Yule's concepts of transaction and interaction and communication. So Brown, and Yule tell us that transaction again, is this exchange of content, whereas interaction pertains to the more social aspects of communication. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 24:26 Okay, thank you. I think that's really good place to start. Jaime Lee 24:29 Part of the interest in transaction, first came out of that descriptive paper where we were trying to come up with systems to capture what was going on. So we were counting words that the participants texted and coding whether they were initiated or are they texts that are simple responses. We counted things they were doing, like did they use emojis or other multimedia? But we were missing this idea of how meaningful their text were and kind of what was happening in their texting exchanges. So this kind of combined with another measure we had, it was another measure in T-write really inspired by Pagie Beeson and Mira Fein's paper where they were using some texting scripts in their study. We also love scripting. We wanted to just have a simple measure, a simple brief texting script that we could go back and look at. We had as part of our protocol a three turn script. And I remember we sat around and said, what would be a really common thing to text about? And we decided to make a script about making dinner plans. And so we're collecting these simple scripts. And as I'm looking at these data coming in, I'm asking myself, what's happening here? How are we going to analyze what's happening? What was important didn't seem to be spelling or grammar. What seemed most important in this texting script was how meaningful the response was. And ultimately, would the person be able to make dinner plans and go plan a dinner date with a friend. So it seemed like we needed a measure of successful transaction within texting. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 26:23 Jamie, I'm just going say that that reminded me of one of my very favorite papers, whereas you started out counting a lot of things that we can count, and it did give you information, like how much less people with aphasia are texting compared to people without aphasia, and I think that data is really essential. But there's a paper by Aura Kagan and colleagues about counting what counts, right, not just what we can count. And we'll put that citation and all the citations in the show notes-- you're bringing up some wonderful literature. So I think you decided to make sure that you're counting what counts, right? In addition to what we can count. Jaime Lee 26:59 Yes. And I do love counting. I was trained at the University of Oregon in single case experimental design. So really, behavioral observation and counting. So I am a person who likes to count but that sounds, like counting what counts. I love that. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 27:13 Yeah, absolutely. In that 2021 paper, you look at the way some researchers have approached conversational analysis measures and you acknowledge Ramsberger and Rende's 2002 work that uses sitcom retells in the partner context. And you look at the scale that Leaman and Edmonds developed to measure conversation. And again, I can refer listeners to Marion Leaman's podcast as a 2021 Tavistock distinguished scholar that discusses her work on capturing conversation treatment outcomes, but you particularly referred to Aura Kagan and colleagues' Measurement of Participation in Conversation, the MPC. We'll put the citation in the show notes with all the others, but could you describe how it influenced your work? Jaime Lee 27:58 Yeah, sure. That's funny that you just brought up a paper by Aura Kagan, because I think I'll just first say how much Aura's work on Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia, SCA, how influential it's been throughout my career. First as a clinician and actually interacting with people with aphasia, and then later in facilitating conversation groups and helping to train other staff on the rehab team, the nursing staff. And now, it's actually a part of my coursework that I have students take the Aphasia Institute's free eLearning module, the introduction to SCA, as part of my graduate course, and aphasia, and all of the new students coming into my lab, do that module. So they're exposed really early on to SCA. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 28:50 I'm just gonna say me too. We also use that as a training tool at the Aphasia Treatment Program, It's really been a cornerstone of how we help students start to learn how to be a skilled communication partner. So I'm glad you brought that up. Jaime Lee 29:03 Absolutely. So yes, Kagan's Measurement of Participation in Conversation (MPC), was really influential in developing our texting transactional success rating scale. And this is a measure that they created to evaluate participation and conversation. And they were looking actually both at transaction and interaction, I needed to start simply and just look at transaction first. They considered various factors. They have a person with aphasia and a partner engage in a five minute conversation. And they looked at factors like how accurately the person with aphasia was responding, whether or not they could indicate yes/no reliably, and could they repair misunderstandings or miscommunications. And then the raters made judgments on how transactional was that conversation? So, we looked at that measure and modeled our anchors for texting transactional success after their anchors. We had a different Likert scale, but we basically took this range from no successful transaction, partial transaction, to fully successful. And that was really modeled after their MPC. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 30:17 Wow. Thank you for describing all of that. Jaime Lee 30:20 Yeah. Another big takeaway I'll add is that, and this really resonated with what we were hoping to capture, the scores on the MPC weren't necessarily related to traditional levels of severity. So Kagan and colleagues write that someone even with very severe aphasia, could score at the top of the range on the MPC. And I think similarly, what we feel about texting is even someone with severe writing impairments could be very successful, communicating via text message, really, depending on the tools they used, and perhaps, depending on the support they received from their texting partner. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 31:02 You and your colleagues develop this Texting Transaction Success tool, the TTS, right? What is the goal of this measure? Jaime Lee 31:13 The goal of the TTS is to measure communicative success via texting. We wanted this functional measure of texting, not limited to accuracy, not looking specifically at spelling, or syntax, or morphology, but something that reflected the person with aphasia-- his ability to exchange meaningful information. I think the measure is really grounded in the idea that people with aphasia are competent and able to understand and convey meaningful information even despite any errors or incorrect output. So this is really relevant to texting because lots of us are using texting without correct spelling or without any punctuation or grammar. Yet lots and lots of people are texting and conveying information and feeling that benefit of connecting and exchanging information. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 32:08 It sounds like a really helpful tool that you're developing. Could you please explain how it's used and how it's scored? Jaime Lee 32:16 Sure. So the TTS is a three-point rating scale that ranges from zero, which would be no successful transaction, no meaningful information exchanged, one, which is partial transaction, to two, which is successful transaction. And we apply the rating scale to responses from an individual with aphasia on the short texting script that I was talking about earlier. So this is a three-turn script that is delivered to a person with aphasia where the first line there, we ask them to use their mobile phone or give them a device, and the prompt is: “What are you doing this weekend?” We tell the person to respond any way they want, without any further cues. And then the script goes on, we deliver another prompt, “What about dinner?” And then another prompt, “Great, when should we go?” Each of those responses, we score on the TTS rating scale. We give either a zero, a one or a two. We have lots of examples in the paper of scores that should elicit a zero, a one or a two.We feel like it should be pretty easy for readers to use. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 33:33 Wow, that's going to be really important. I always appreciate when I can see examples of how to do things. Jaime Lee 33:40 We did some really initial interrater reliability on it. The tools are pretty easy to score. We're able to recognize when something is fully transactional, even if it has a spelling error or lexical error, we can understand what they're saying. And a zero is pretty easy to score, if there are graphemes letters that don't convey any meaning, there's no transaction. Where things are a little more interesting, are the partial transaction. I think about an example to “What about dinner” and the participant responded, “Subway, Mexico.” So that's a one because the conversation, the texting partner, would really need to come back and clarify like, “Do you want to get a Subway sandwich?” Or “Do you want to go eat Mexican?” It could still be really transactional, and they could resolve that breakdown, but the partner would have a little bit more of a role in clarifying the information. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 34:36 When you were actually trying to validate the TTS and establish its interrater reliability in your 2021 article with Cherney you mentioned using the Technology Confidence Survey from the 2021 Kinsey et al. article. Having tools that allow us to understand our clients' technology user profile is really informative in terms of understanding what modes of communication might be important to them. We talked earlier about not assuming, right, not assuming what people want to do or have done. Can you describe the survey? And is it available? Jaime Lee 35:13 Sure, yes. This is a survey we developed for the T-write study, the ORLA Plus Electronic Writing study. It's a simple aphasia friendly survey with yes/no questions and pictures that you can ask participants or clients about their technology usage. from “Are you using a computer? Yes or No” or “Are using a tablet?”, “Are you using a smartphone?” We ask what kinds of technology they're using and then what are they using it for? Are they doing email? Are they texting? Are they looking up information? Are they taking photos? It also has some prompts to ask specifically about some of the technology features like “You're texting? Are you using voice to text?” or “Are you using text to speech to help you with reading comprehension of your text?” At the very end, we added some confidence questions. We modeled this after Leora Cherney and Ed Babbitt's Communication Confidence Rating scale. So we added some questions like, “I am confident in my ability to use my smartphone” or “I am confident in my ability to text” and participants can read that on a rating scale. We use this in the context of the research study to have some background information on our participants. I think it could be a really great tool for starting a conversation about technology usage and goals, with people who are interested in using more technology, or are using it in different ways. This (survey) is in the Kinsey et al. article. It's a supplement that you can download. It's just a really good conversation starter, that when I was giving the technology survey to participants, many times they would take out their phone or take out their iPad and say, “No, I do it. I use it just like this”. It was really hands on and we got to learn about how they're using technology. And I definitely learned some new things that are available. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 37:20 I think many of us use kind of informal technology surveys. I'm really excited to see the very thoughtful process you went through to develop and frame that (technology use). That's wonderful to share. Jamie, can you speak to the role of the TTS in terms of developing and implementing intervention approaches for texting? You just mentioned goals a moment ago? Jaime Lee 37:42 Sure. I think we have some more work to do in terms of validating the TTS and that's a goal moving forward. But it's a great starting place. If you have a client who wants to work on texting, it only takes a few minutes to give the script and then score their responses and gives us a snapshot of how effectively they're able to communicate through text. But in terms of developing intervention, to support texting, that's really where we're headed with this. I mean, the big drive is to not just study how people are texting, but really to help support them and texting more effectively and using texting to connect socially and improve their quality of life. But with any kind of intervention, we need a really good outcome measure to capture potential changes. Another reason I'm motivated to continue to work on the TTS, if people with aphasia are going to benefit from a treatment, we need rigorous tools to capture that change and document that potential change. 38:50 Ellen Bernstein-Ellis Absolutely. Absolutely. Jaime Lee 38:53 At the same time, I'd say the TTS isn't the only method we are focused on, we're really interested in understanding what unfolds during texting interactions. What's happening in these interactions. So, most recently, I've been working with my amazing collaborator, Jamie Azios, who is an expert in Conversation Analysis. I've been working with Jamie to say, “Hey, what's happening here? Can we use CA to explore what's going on?” Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 39:25 Well, Jamie, you probably heard this before, but Conversation Analysis can sometimes feel daunting for clinicians to use within their daily treatment settings. In fact, we've had several podcasts that have addressed this and have asked this question. What are you finding? Jaime Lee 39:40 I can definitely relate because I am still very new to CA and learning all the terminology. But Jamie and Laura and I are actually working on paper right now, a CAC special issue, because we presented some data at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference and then will have this paper. We'll be submitting to a JSHL on how we're applying CA to texting interactions. That goal is really based around understanding how people with aphasia and their partners are communicating via texting and looking at these naturalistic conversations to see what barriers they're coming across, and what strategies they are using to communicate in this modality. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 40:27 That makes a lot of sense. And it really circles back again to communication partner training. That does not surprise me. Jaime Lee 40:33 We're seeing some really interesting, creative, and strategic behaviors used both by people with aphasia and their partners. We're seeing people link to a website, or instead of writing out the name of a restaurant, you know, “meet me here” with a link, or using an emoji to help convey their stance when they can't meet up with a friend. They might have more of an agrammatic production. But that emoji helps show the emotion and we're seeing a lot of people with more severe aphasia using photographs really strategically. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 41:09 So those are the strategies are helping and I'm sure that CA also looks at some of the barriers or breakdowns, right? Jaime Lee 41:15 Yes, we're seeing some breakdowns, trouble sources in the CA lingo. In some instances, we see the partner clarify, send a question mark, like, “I don't know what you're saying”. And that allows the person with aphasia, a chance to self-repair, like, “Oops, here, this is what I meant.” And that's really useful. We also have seen some examples of breakdowns that may not get repaired. And we don't know exactly what was happening. In those instances, I suspect there were some cases where maybe the partner picked up the phone and called the person with aphasia, or they had a conversation to work out the breakdown. But we really don't know because we're using these data that were previously collected. So a lot of this does seem to be pointing towards training the partners to provide supports, and also helping people with aphasia be more aware of some of the nonlinguistic tools, and some of the shortcuts that are available, but there's still a lot to learn. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 42:22 Well, Jamie, as you continue to explore this work, I know you're involved in a special project that you do with your senior undergrads at your university program at James Madison. Do you want to describe the student text buddy program? It sounds really engaging. Jaime Lee 42:38 Sure. This is a program I started here at JMU. JMU has a really big focus on engaging undergrads and research experiences. And we have students who are always asking for opportunities to engage with people with aphasia. Particularly during COVID, there weren't these opportunities. It just wasn't safe. But I know some of the participants from the T-write study and some people with aphasia in our community here in Harrisonburg, were looking for ways to be involved and continue to maybe practice their texting in a non-threatening situation. So this was a project and I was actually inspired by one of the students in my lab, Lindsay LeTellier. She's getting her master's degree now at the University of New Hampshire. But Lindsay had listened to an interview with one of our participants where she said she wanted a pen pal. And Lindsay said, “Oh, this participant says she wants a pen pal, I'd love to volunteer, I'll be her pen pal.” And I said, “Lindsay, that's great. I love the idea of a pen, pal. But if we're going to do it, let's make it a research project. And let's open it up and go bigger with this.” So Lindsey helped spearhead this program where we paired students with people with aphasia to have a texting pen pal relationship for four weeks. And in order to be able to kind of watch their texts unfold, we gave them a Google Voice number, so that we can watch the texts. We've really seen some really interesting things. We've only run about 10 pairs, but all of the feedback has been really positive from the people with aphasia, they felt like it was a good experience. And the students said it was a tremendous learning experience. We're seeing some interesting things. Using CA, Jamie and I presented this at IARC, sharing what the students/person with aphasia pairs are doing that's resulting in some really natural topic developments and really natural relationship development. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 44:39 Nice! What a great experience, and we'll look forward to hearing more about that. Jamie, I can't believe how this episode has flown by. But I'm going to ask you a last question. What are you excited about in terms of your next steps for studying texting? Jaime Lee 44:57 I think we definitely want to continue the Text Buddy project because it's such a great learning experience for students, so we'll be continuing to do that. Jamie and I have applied for funding to continue to study texting interactions and use mixed methods, which is a pairing of both of our areas of expertise. I think there's just more to learn, and we're excited to eventually be able to identify some texting supports to help people with aphasia use texting to connect and be more effective in their communication. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 45:35 Well, Jamie, this work is going to be really impactful on the daily lives and the daily ability for people with aphasia to have another mode of support for communicating. So thank you for this exciting work. And congratulations again on your Tavistock award, and I just am grateful that you are our guest for this podcast today. Thank you. Jaime Lee 45:58 Thank you so much, Ellen. This has been great, thanks. Ellen Bernstein-Ellis 46:01 It's been it's been a pleasure and an honor. So for our listeners, for more information on Aphasia Access and to access our growing body of materials, go to www.aphasiaaccess.org. And if you have an idea for a future podcast series topic, just email us at info@aphasia access.org. And thanks again for your ongoing support of aphasia access. References and Resources Babbitt, E. M., Heinemann, A. W., Semik, P., & Cherney, L. R. (2011). Psychometric properties of the communication confidence rating scale for aphasia (CCRSA): Phase 2. Aphasiology, 25(6-7), 727-735. Babbitt, E. M., & Cherney, L. R. (2010). Communication confidence in persons with aphasia. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 17(3), 214-223. Bernstein-Ellis, E. (Host). (2021, July 29). Promoting Conversation and Positive Communication Culture: In conversation with Marion Leaman (No. 73) [Audio podcast episode] In Aphasia Access Aphasia Conversations. 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M., & Cherney, L. R. (2022). Texting behaviors of individuals with chronic aphasia: A descriptive study. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 31(1), 99-112. Leaman, M. C., & Edmonds, L. A. (2021). Assessing language in unstructured conversation in people with aphasia: Methods, psychometric integrity, normative data, and comparison to a structured narrative task. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 64(11), 4344-4365. Lee, J. B., & Cherney, L. R. (2022). Transactional Success in the Texting of Individuals With Aphasia. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 1-18. Meredith, J. (2019). Conversation analysis and online interaction. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 52(3), 241-256. Ramsberger, G., & Rende, B. (2002). Measuring transactional success in the conversation of people with aphasia. Aphasiology, 16(3), 337–353. https://doi.org/10.1080/02687040143000636 Todis, B., Sohlberg, M. M., Hood, D., & Fickas, S. (2005). 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Occult and esoteric expert Richard Balducci joins the show to present some mindblowing revelations regarding what he states was the occult sacrifice of the original Paul McCartney on 11th September 1966, and his replacement to this day by the individual known as William Wallace Shepherd, or ‘Billy Shears.' Along the way, Richard gets into so much of the symbolism, numerology and astrology surrounding this event, and reveals who he considers to have committed the murder and the reasons for it in a conversation that also links in with Tavistock and British military “intelligence”, Ian Fleming and James Bond, Thomas E. Uharriet's' Memoirs' books, Aleister Crowley, the Church of Satan and so much more.This is not a happy show and comes with the disclaimer that much of the content (presented in video form for maximum clarity) is grisly and disturbing. If what Richard claims is true, however, comprehending how and why it occurred is vital to ensuring the satanic, insidious control system behind it is finally brought to its deserving end.To contact Richard: firstname.lastname@example.org
TESTO DELL'ARTICOLO ➜ www.bastabugie.it/it/articoli.php?id=7134CLAMOROSO: LA SOCIETA' ITALIANA DI PEDIATRIA E' A FAVORE DEI BLOCCANTI DELLA PUBERTA' di Fabrizio CannoneNei giorni scorsi la Società italiana di pediatria ha affermato - come riporta il blog Feminist Post - che gli effetti dei bloccanti della pubertà (puberty blocker) utilizzati per trattare bambine e bambini con disforia di genere sono perfettamente reversibili e non creano dunque né danni né pericoli. Ciò significherebbe, dunque, che se la bambina o il bambino cambia idea riguardo al proprio proposito di "cambiare sesso" e sospende la "terapia", il suo sviluppo riprenderà normalmente, senza alcun effetto definitivo e/o problema di salute.Una vera e propria fake news, poiché la scienza a vari studi dimostrano esattamente il contrario. Gli effetti della terapia con puberty blocker, infatti, non sono affatto "completamente reversibili" e spaventa il fatto che i pediatri italiani non vengano messi a conoscenza (o non si informino) di queste evidenze scientifiche.Tra gli studi che, al contrario, da sempre denunciano i molti pericoli per i bambini, spicca quello pubblicato dal British Medical Journal, «in cui si sostiene che i blocker non alleviano la sofferenza psichica delle/dei giovani sottoposti». Al contrario, infatti, gli adolescenti e i bambini che hanno sperimentato, indotti da medici imprudenti, queste pseudo terapie, hanno avuto «una crescita ridotta dell'altezza e della forza ossea quando hanno terminato il trattamento all'età di 16 anni».La stessa clinica britannica Tavistock, di cui abbiamo parlato più volte, ha dovuto chiudere i battenti pochi giorni fa proprio per i danni fisici e psicologici inferti a tantissimi giovani e adolescenti. Danni dovuti in primis proprio alla «prescrizione senza criterio di bloccanti della pubertà da parte della clinica».Ora un migliaio di genitori ha iniziato una class action contro la clinica per ottenere giustizia e risarcimenti per delle terapie sconsiderate che hanno avuto, contrariamente a quanto pensano i pediatri italiani, «conseguenze irreversibili».Anche in America, inoltre, molti genitori sono in guerra contro la American Academy of Pediatrics perché l'istituto medico avrebbe spinto i giovani all'uso di «farmaci dannosi». E lo svedese Karolinska Institute ha ammesso «di aver rovinato la salute di numerosi bambini».La stessa autorevole Accademia medica di Parigi, in un comunicato del febbraio scorso, parlava di «effetti indesiderabili» dovuti all'uso e all'abuso di certe «terapie disponibili», in materia di riassegnazione del sesso biologico. E enumerava, tra i rischi possibili, «l'impatto sulla crescita, l'indebolimento osseo, il rischio di sterilità» e per le ragazze dei «sintomi simili alla menopausa».Insomma, i pediatri italiani o chi li rappresenta tengono conto delle evidenze scientifiche ormai acclarate o seguono ciecamente teorie pericolose, ideologiche e senza senso?Nota di BastaBugie: Luca Volontè nell'articolo seguente dal titolo "Nuovo attacco alla vita nella Spagna socialista" rivela come i quattro anni di governo di Pedro Sanchez hanno fatto della Spagna un "modello" di aggressione legislativa contro la vita, la libertà di educazione e la stessa Chiesa cattolica.Ecco l'articolo completo pubblicato su La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana il 1° settembre 2022:Il governo del socialista Pedro Sanchez è in carica, di fatto, dal 2018 ad oggi, dopo la vittoria in due elezioni successive (giugno 2018 e aprile 2019) e la sua autorevolezza nel Partito Socialista Europeo è dimostrata dalla nomina di Josep Borrell (Alto rappresentante dell'Unione per gli affari esteri e la politica di sicurezza) e da quella di Iratxe García Pérez (capogruppo socialista al Parlamento europeo). La coalizione di governo è un "insalata russa" dove secessionismo politico e populismo marxista sono cementati dal potere socialista.In questi quattro anni, Sanchez ha imposto le peggiori normative del continente nei confronti della vita umana, della famiglia, della civiltà cristiana, della educazione e della memoria del paese: anticristianesimo allo stato puro.Il governo Sanchez è erede naturale dell'aggressività "iconoclasta" impersonata da Zapatero che, dal 2004 al 2011, introdusse il divorzio sprint, liberalizzò l'aborto, promosse l'omosessualità e adozioni per coppie gay e impose un laicismo anti-cattolico. Più volte e con dovizia di particolari, La Bussola ha seguito le incivili decisioni prese dal Socialista Sanchez e dalla sua cricca al potere: un esempio concreto di quel che potrebbe accadere in Italia con la coalizione di centro sinistra al governo.Sin dall'inizio Sanchez ha messo in chiaro la sua predilezione per l'ideologia LGBTI e ogni "diritto" sui temi di bioetica (utero in affitto) e della vita umana (aborto). Con l'entrata in pianta stabile di Podemos (l'altro partito si sinistra radicale) nell'esecutivo, in seguito all'accordo di governo del novembre 2019, l'azione devastatrice dei socialisti ha preso ulteriore slancio. Si è approfittato del Covid 19 per imporre divieti alle celebrazioni liturgiche cattoliche, vietandole sin dall'aprile del 2020, ma non alle celebrazioni per il Ramadan.Nel giugno 2020 inizia l'assalto alla libertà di educazione e alle scuole paritarie, con scontri duri tra l'Esecutivo ed Associazioni di scuole, genitori e la stessa Chiesa Cattolica che rimane l'unica, nella "vecchia Europa", capace di difendere con intelligenza i fedeli, la fede e la civiltà del proprio Paese. Contemporaneamente, nel giugno 2020, l'Osservatorio sulla libertà religiosa nel paese registra una impressionante crescita di atti vandalici e blasfemi contro chiese e simboli cristiani. Si delibera definitivamente nel marzo 2021 la legge sull'eutanasia, nonostante l'opposizione di Chiesa, Comitato di Bioetica, Ordini dei Medici e forze di minoranza in Parlamento.Nei mesi successivi, a ridosso della ripresa scolastica dello scorso anno, le nuove linee guida educative e la riforma della Legge Celaà, tratteggiano il cuore della nuova dottrina: matematica "gender", scoperta della "sessualità" da zero a 12 anni, ridotto sostegno all'insegnamento della religione cattolica e minaccia di azzeramento delle convenzioni per le scuole paritarie. In novembre l'esecutivo modifica le norme sulla fecondazione medicalmente assistita e le estende, gratuitamente, anche alle persone transessuali. Lo stesso mese si riducono le ore di insegnamento di religione cattolica, garantite da un'intesa tra Chiesa, Vaticano e Regno di Spagna.La Chiesa protesta e Sanchez istituisce una Commissione di indagine parlamentare sugli abusi (1° febbraio 2022), ma solo quelli di chierici e sacerdoti! Avanti popolo! Sanchez fa approvare la prima legge europea contro la recita di preghiere fuori dalle cliniche abortive, ennesimo attacco alla libertà religiosa. Delle scorse settimane è la "Legge della Memoria Democratica" che impone una revisione del passato franchista e una rilettura rivoluzionaria e comunista della storia insegnata nelle scuole.Il 27 giugno, con l'approvazione in Consiglio dei Ministri della "Legge Trans", inizia l'iter parlamentare di una norma che prevede: diritto all'autodeterminazione di genere e cambio sesso, anche per i migranti, a partire dai 12 anni. Intanto, in questi giorni, si pubblicano i dati ad un anno dal entrata i vigore della eutanasia: 180 gli assassinati con l'eutanasia e, mentre si predispone l'indottrinamento di tutti gli studenti di ogni età attraverso l'"Agenda 2030" dell'ONU, il "Soviet spagnolo" ha deciso la completa riforma e sostituzione dei componenti del Comitato di Bioetica Nazionale, reo di essersi opposti alla ‘Legge eutanasia'.Negli ultimi giorni, si è data attuazione alla legge sul consenso nei rapporti sessuali (Ley Orgánica de Garantía Integral de la Libertad Sexual) nella quale, oltre alla presunzione di colpevolezza del maschio, si criminalizzano le pubblicità che appaiono "omofobiche o transfobiche", educazione femminista nelle scuole ed università e ri-educazione per giudici, polizia e militari.Infine ieri, dopo l'annuncio di maggio, il Consiglio dei Ministri ha approvato la nuova legge di liberalizzazione dell'aborto, perché «le donne posano vivere meglio» e grazie alla quale: le donne tra i 16 e i 17 anni potranno interrompere volontariamente la gravidanza senza bisogno del consenso dei genitori (già previsto dalle norme di Zapatero nel 2010, poi modificate da Rajoy), sono aboliti i tre giorni di riflessione, è previsto il congedo dal lavoro obbligatorio, viene distribuita gratuitamente la pillola del giorno dopo (ora 20 euro) e garantita la copertura del servizio sanitario per quelle contraccettive. Inoltre è introdotta la schedatura dei medici obiettori di coscienza, ogni tipo di ospedale dovrà garantire il diritto all'aborto, si introducono il congedo mestruale (pagato) e la riduzione Iva su assorbenti.Rimane il divieto della maternità surrogata ma ora c'è l'obbligo di indottrinamento dell'educazione sessuale completa nelle principali fasi educative dei bambini, per insegnanti, agenti penitenziari e operatori pubblici. La Chiesa? «Veramente tragico e tremendo» in un Paese nel pieno della crisi demografica - così ha commentato il segretario dalla conferenza episcopale spagnola. Ma forse mons. Paglia non sarà dello stesso avviso...
British psychoanalyst Marcus and his wife Susan were among the first whistleblowers at the Tavistock Centre's Gender Identity Development Service program. Together, Marcus and Susan wrote the book Gender Dysphoria: A Therapeutic Model for Working with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults. On July 28, 2022 - between this episode's recording on June 13, and its release on September 5 - the Tavistock GIDS center was ordered to close by Spring 2023. This news came in the wake of the findings of the Cass Review, in which Dr. Hilary Cass systematically evaluated the clinic's treatment protocols and found them unsafe. Marcus and Susan are part of the reason that Dr. Cass began her review.In this conversation, Marcus and I discuss the Tavistock's long history of ignoring these alarms that have finally reached a turning point. We discuss appropriate, evidence-based, non-invasive approaches to treating gender-related distress, and how these compare with the politicized, experimental, invasive, practices that have become the norm. Marcus expresses his concerns about crucial lacks: of checks and balances, follow-up, honest conversations about suicide risk, and data on long-term outcomes. And we explore concepts from psychodynamic theory, such as the role that projective identification and the splitting off of cognitive dissonance play in power struggles between adolescents and the adults who care for them.Marcus Evans is a British psychoanalyst, author, and one of the first whistleblowers at the Tavistock GIDS clinic. Before retiring from the NHS, he was first a psychiatric nurse and then an adult psychotherapist in the NHS for 40 years. Marcus has a particular interest in the application of psychoanalytic thinking in mental health settings. He was a founding member of the Fitzjohn's service for the treatment of patients with severe and enduring mental health issues and personality disorders, and a clinical lead in the adult and adolescent services for five years. He is the author of three books: Making Room for Madness in Mental Health; Psychoanalytic Thinking in Mental Health Settings; and Gender Dysphoria: A Therapeutic Model for Working with Children, Adolescents and Young Adults, which he wrote in conjunction with his wife Susan Evans.If you enjoyed this conversation, please rate & review it on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Share this episode with a friend, or on social media. You can also head over to my YouTube channel, subscribe, like, comment, & share there as well.To get $200 off your EightSleep Pod Pro Cover visit EightSleep.com & enter promo code SOMETHERAPIST. Be sure to check out my shop. In addition to wellness products, you can now find my favorite books!MUSIC: Special thanks to Joey Pecoraro for our theme song, “Half Awake,” used with gratitude and permission. www.joeypecoraro.comPRODUCTION: Thanks to Eric and Amber Beels at DifMix.com ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
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SUBMIT YOUR COMMENT RE: TITLE IX https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/07/12/2022-13734/nondiscrimination-on-the-basis-of-sex-in-education-programs-or-activities-receiving-federal#opencomment?utm_source=email&utm_medium%20=email_pray_act&utm%20_campaign=take_action Christian school takes a stand: https://www.foxnews.com/us/christian-school-refuses-change-long-held-policy-excluding-sexual-behavior-alleged-death-threats Iowa schools are grooming children: https://www.foxnews.com/media/iowa-schools-face-lawsuit-gender-support-plans-activists-trying-destabilize-families?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=news_tab Government agencies are going to take your children: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/govt-should-overrule-parents-who-neglect-to-transition-kids-med-journal-argues/ Tavistock gender identity clinic is closing: what happens next? https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/jul/28/tavistock-gender-identity-clinic-is-closing-what-happens-next?fbclid=IwAR2iTC7PrGxfQP9ZtdzfFTBZp4P9frq2Tpy_wV-pPzJWrXM3jkrtexEcYp4
Though we tend to think that Europe is less “Christian” than the United States, in some ways, that's not true. Certainly, per capita, church attendance is lower throughout most of Europe than it is here, and religious Americans enjoy certain political freedoms that Europeans do not. However, on at least two major social issues, America has, for a while now, been more extreme than Europe. In the case of abortion, the Supreme Court's recent decision in Dobbs reversed nearly 50 years in which Roe v. Wade kept states from passing meaningful abortion restrictions. States are now free to set their own rules on abortion and many are actually coming into line with the vast majority of European countries restricting abortion to the earliest weeks of pregnancy. America has long been a more progressive (and dangerous) place when it comes to the preborn. Another issue in which America remains extreme and dangerously out of step with the rest of the Western world is childhood gender “transitions.” This became more apparent last month when Britain's National Health Service closed its largest and most influential center for childhood gender “treatment.” Writing recently at Common Sense, Lisa Selin Davis chronicled the last days of the Tavistock clinic, which was shuttered after its “gender-affirming” treatment methods came under serious scrutiny. Thousands of children have been treated at Tavistock which, in the last 10 years, had seen a 4,000% increase in referrals for girls alone. The vast majority of younger patients were prescribed puberty blockers, drugs that are now known to cause brain swelling and vision loss. During the clinic's heyday, numerous voices raised the alarm about its gung-ho approach to altering children's bodies. Mental healthcare employees like Sonia Appleby and Sue Evans, both of whom worked at the clinic, warned that vulnerable minors were being rushed through transition without efforts to properly discern other mental health issues they may have had. Keira Bell, a young woman who received treatment at Tavistock, won a lawsuit in 2020 that temporarily halted referrals for puberty-blockers in children under 16. Bell is just one of a rapidly growing community of “de-transitioners” who were fast-tracked through medical transitions only to regret them later. For Tavistock, the final straw came when respected physician Dr. Hilary Cass concluded that the clinic's approach to gender dysphoria in minors had no convincing evidence to back its claims of effectiveness or safety. As she put it, there is “a lack of consensus and open discussion about the nature of gender dysphoria and therefore about the appropriate clinical response.” Following her recommendation last month, the NHS permanently shut down the clinic. “In effect,” wrote Davis, Britain has rebuked “the common American medical approach” of “gender affirming care…. There will be no more top-down, one-size-fits-all transitioning for kids with gender dysphoria in the UK.” And then last week, as The Times of London reported, around 1,000 families are expected to join a lawsuit filed against the Tavistock clinic for rushing their children into life-altering puberty blockers. Other European countries are also pumping the brakes on these sexual experiments on children. Davis pointed to “uber-progressive” countries like Sweden and Finland that have pushed back “firmly and unapologetically” against such interventions. The American approach, on the other hand, is now “at odds with a growing consensus in the West to exercise extreme caution when it comes to transitioning young people.” In fact, despite absence of evidence for benefits and real evidence of harm, medical establishments in the U.S. and both state and federal government powers are doubling down on so-called “affirming” treatments, calling puberty blockers “safe and reversible.” Groups like the American Academy of Pediatrics not only endorse chemical interventions but actively work to block state bans that would protect kids from them. All critics of runaway gender ideology, but especially Christians, have an urgent duty to speak up against our nation's dangerous experiments on children. All who love to look to Europe as a model for progress need to pay close attention to Europe's reversal on childhood gender interventions. Together, we should consider that progress in this area means taking a big step (or several) back from the edge of the abyss. The closing of Tavistock and the impending lawsuit are powerful reminders that there is nothing inevitable about the triumph of bad ideas. They can be challenged. They can even be toppled. Protecting their would-be victims is all the motivation needed. A quick glance across the pond should dispel us of our doom and gloom and inspire us to take a stand.
THE THESIS: The Party bosses are panicked. Everywhere we look, The Party is destroying evidence. The CDC is erasing the lies it told about the inections. The IRS deleted its recruiting ad for people who will shoot to kill. The FBI has used agents under criminal investigation by John Durham for abusing their power to seize documents from President Trump that pertain to that abuse. When your opponent acts strong, they are weak. The Party is panicking. THE SCRIPTURE & SCRIPTURAL RESOURCES: 1 John 1: 5-10 Light and Darkness, Sin and Forgiveness 5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all[b] sin. 8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us. Acts 26:18 To open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.' THE NEWS & COMMENT: Are you a conspiracy theorist if you contend to know, in advance of events happening, what is true about them? Which ideas should people be banned from reading about and who gets to decide to add to that list? World Economic Forum proposes AI to automate censorship of “hate speech” and “misinformation” Censorship against what it calls the "dark world of online harms." The FBI has refused to release surveillance camera footage of the devices that look like pipe bombs left around D.C. the evening before J6: Release the Tape: Revolver Has Definitive Proof FBI Is Hiding Critical Footage of Jan 6 “Pipe Bomber” And, if they were to be used as a “diversion” for the breach of the Capital, they were oddly timed for that, since they appear to have been set to detonate at 8:00 PM on January 5th. EXCLUSIVE: Jan 6 Pipe Bomber's Mechanical Timer Detonates Fedsurrection Lie The government has been disrupting America for a long time. Once upon a time, the FBI aimed their Color Revolution type tactics at The Left, even at actual Communists. Now, they aim at parents and people who don't want Maosim installed. [AUDIO] - The 1975 Church Committee … Investigated the FBI abuse of power. Listen Carefully ... The CDC is deleting their lies about the Spike Protein staying at the point of injection. That is a lie no one who understand the mRNA clot-shots could ever believe because the injections DO NOT CONTAIN SPIKE PROTEINS, they con your genes into producing them. Great Barrington Declaration Scientists Join Missouri, Louisiana in Lawsuit Against Biden Administration For Censoring Covid Facts; Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, Dr. Martin Kulldorff, and other scientists have joined the lawsuit alleging the (CDC) and (DHS) worked with Big Tech to censor Americans discussing covid. Rep. Thomas Massie: The CDC is quietly deleting misleading information from their website CDC (quietly) removes a massive claim on vaccine safety; and bolsters concerns about mRNA and cancer CNN still hides the effects of the selective, useless, deadly lockdowns on Americans and still pretends the social credit system is being put in place here. But, they are talking about in in China: [AUDIO - Desktop] - CNN_China_Covid_Tyranny The CDC is also hiding what's being done to children by their bosses in Big Pharma -- even as the CDC uses your money to promote this. [AUDIO] - Boston Children's Hospital (@BostonChildrens) is now offering “gender affirming hysterectomies” for young girls [AUDIO] - In England, 1,000 young people who were conned into having their bodies mutilated at Tavistock are joining a class action suit. The DOJ is hiding the core documents they used to (supposedly) convince that anti-Trump, deeply conflicted, ethically challenged judge to issue the search warrant TechnoFog goes through it all So, is the FBI hoping to steal the copies of Crossfire Hurricane evidence from Trump's home? Catherine Herridge: Then President Trump issued this memorandum 1/19/2021 on declassification FBI Crossfire Hurricane records. Circulated to AG, DNI, CIA. May now be relevant once full holdings from Monday search at Mar-a-Largo cataloged. [AUDIO] - Susan Rice reminds us: They spied. They unmasked. They lied about it. They covered it up by hiding the documents at Obama's Presidential Library. Absolute corruption. Some people are above the law The IRS posted a job listing for people willing to shoot and kill Americans. Then, they disappeared it. IRS Deletes Requirement That New Agents [MUST BE] Willing to Use 'Deadly Force' IRS Training Included Armed Agents Carrying Out Simulated Assault on Suburban Home [AUDIO] - Rep. Jim Jordan addressed what he thinks about the IRH hiring for just jobs The Party hasn't been able to stop the truth, because God is Truth. They cannot stop the judgment that is coming form them and for us, but we can all repent. And, The Party has not been able to stop creativity - - - like this, a thing of beauty highlighting the absurd, ugly lies of The Party's Jimmy Comey and Hillary Clinton. [AUDIO] - A song starring Jimmy Comey and Hillary Rodham ClintonSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome to our weekly look back at the news, media and talking points from the past seven days and we welcome our good friends, Dan and Stan, otherwise known as Voice of Wales. Labelled as a 'threat to modern day Wales', these lads are nothing of the sort, they are in fact 'the true voice of Welsh journalism' and they join us fresh from a court victory over the lying political police force which we will discuss. Other stories for the lads to give their unabashed opinions on this episode..... - Nearly 1 in 3 births are to foreign-born mothers in the UK - Ireland to impose abortion ‘censorship zones' - World Health Organization gender guidance 'dismisses basic biology' - Cardiff Drag queen's story event greeted by rival protests - Tavistock transgender clinic could face mass legal actions - Hypocrite eco-protestors - One in Three Vaccinated Teenagers Suffer Cardiovascular Side-Effects after Covid jab - Salman Rushdie: Author in surgery after being stabbed on stage Voice of Wales are the only common-sense media outfit in Wales. They will tackle any issue whether it be the lockdown madness, ignoring immigration, self-hatred of Britain, destruction of free speech, refusal to speak out against grooming gangs, giving a knee to BLM or destroying our children's education by rewriting our history. Dan and Stan have an opinion and they are the only voice that Wales needs to hear. Follow and support the lads at … Website: https://www.voiceofwales.com/ GETTR: https://gettr.com/user/VoWalesOfficial Telegram: https://t.me/VoiceOfWales Interview recorded 13.8.22 *Special thanks to Bosch Fawstin for recording our intro/outro on this podcast. Check out his art https://theboschfawstinstore.blogspot.com/ and follow him on GETTR https://gettr.com/user/BoschFawstin To sign up for our weekly email, find our social media, podcasts, video, livestream platforms and more go to https://heartsofoak.org/find-us/ Please like, subscribe and share! Links to stories discussed in this episode... UK births https://rmx.news/article/uk-nearly-1-in-3-births-are-to-foreign-born-mothers/ Ireland abortion https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ireland-to-impose-abortion-censorship-zones/ World Health Organization gender guidance https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11001673/Sex-NOT-limited-male-female-Fury-woke-guidance-dismisses-basic-biology.html Cardiff Drag queen's story event https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-62521726 Tavistock transgender clinic https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11101661/Tavistock-transgender-clinic-facing-mass-legal-action-1-000-families.html Eco-protestors https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11086911/Eco-protestors-interrupted-Liz-Trusss-leadership-hustings-globetrotting-hypocrites.html?ito=native_share_article-top Teenagers Suffer Cardiovascular Side-Effects https://dailysceptic.org/2022/08/12/one-in-three-vaccinated-teenagers-suffer-cardiovascular-side-effects-one-in-43-suffer-heart-inflammation-study/ Salman Rushdie https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-62524922
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John and Maria discuss the Tavistock centre (a gender clinic) in north London being forced to close due to multiple lawsuits. They also muse over Serena Williams' recent announcement to quit tennis so that she can focus on her family, particularly examining the way it's culturally framed as being a burden. Concluding by reflecting on a recent commentary, they talk about the ways that "chosen families" can never replace the responsibility and foundational importance of biological families.
Have we reached peak trans?, with Helen Joyce Helen Joyce – journalist and author of ‘Trans: When Ideology Meets Reality' – joins Brendan O'Neill to discuss the downfall of the Tavistock clinic, how trans ideology threatens gay rights, and why free speech is essential for taking on trans dogma Subscribe to Helen's newsletter, ‘Joyce activated': https://www.thehelenjoyce.com/ Order your copy of ‘How Woke Won' by Joanna Williams: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/ Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/ Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/ Sign up to spiked's newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/ Sponsored by Wondrium: https://www.wondrium.com/brendan Sponsored by ExpressVPN: https://www.expressvpn.com/brendan
The HSE is continuing to refer patients to the Tavistock clinic in the UK, which provides psychological assessment and support for children with gender identity issues. This comes despite a UK review finding the clinic was leaving young people "at considerable risk" while the NHS has also confirmed it will wind down services at the clinic. Doctors here at home have also raised concerns about the clinic one of those is Dr Paul Moran, a psychiatrist working with the National Gender services and Dr Moran spoke to Shane this morning on the show.
My wonderful colleagues Shantel Thomas & Jo Williams enthusiastically share details about the course they created. Its more than a course and we hear their intimate and relational accounts on the course creation, something of the personal impact upon them as co facilitators and what they believe the course has to offer the sector in terms of the 'journey' to becoming an ARP. Please share your thoughts and feel free to join our Fb community and continue to share in there. I'm also happy to hear from you with recommendations for future SWM guests. References: Kendi, I X (2019) How to become an Antiracist. London: One World Akala, (2019) Natives - Race & Class in the ruins of empire DiAngelo, R (2019) White Fragility - why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism PSDP - website: https://practice-supervisors.rip.org.uk Shantel is the Course Lead at the Tavistock for the MA in Social Work Program. Jo is a Social Work Consultant & Senior Lecturer, Supervisor, Coach, Educator, Author & Researcher. My email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fb Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/412169436067530 LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-sylvia-b-smith-fhea-0413aa194/ https://tavistockandportman.nhs.uk/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today on the Richard Syrett Show: Tom Korski, managing editor at Blacklocks discusses house surveillance & fixing the mess at airports. WND author Art Moore brings up the FBI agents who raided Trump's Mar-A-Lago home. Dr. Dennis Modry, CEO of the Alberta Prosperity Project talks about the organization and what their cause is about. Political analyst & radio host Wayne Allyn Root shares his thoughts on a possible vaccine death & disease cluster at a wedding. Then Barbara Kay, Columnist at the National Post explains how the Tavistock closure highlights the harms caused by radical gender theorists.
In today's episode, Hadley Freeman writes that ideology was more important than patient care at the Gender Identity Development Service at the Tavistock & Portman Trust, in an exclusive UnHerd essay titled Why the Tavistock won't talk to me.
Joanna Williams, author of How Woke Won, joins Chris Snowdon and Tom Slater to discuss monkeypox, the fall of the Tavistock and the rise of Britain's thoughtpolice. Plus, we answer your questions in our new postbag section. Send your questions to email@example.com and we'll try to answer them in the next episode. Order your copy of ‘How Woke Won' by Joanna Williams here: https://www.spiked-online.com/shop/ Donate to spiked: https://www.spiked-online.com/donate/ Become a spiked supporter: https://www.spiked-online.com/supporters/ Sign up to spiked's newsletters: https://www.spiked-online.com/newsletters/
We're all on team Ron DeSantis 2024. (0:27) Environmental insanity continues: New Zealand is going to tax cow and sheep farts and burps and Dutch farmers are still rioting. One American farm's practices demonstrate that capitalism is an actual driver of environmentally friendly practices. (4:56) England is going to close the Tavistock gender clinic, but is this actually good news? Meanwhile, the FDA quietly added a warning to some puberty blockers after the discovery of some alarming potential side effects. (12:00) In England, you can apparently now be arrested for causing people anxiety, and in the U.S., if you're a listener to this show, the FBI has probably deemed you a potential “militia violent extremist.” (15:22) This week in foreign affairs: the Senate voted to support Finland and Sweden joining NATO, Nancy Pelosi took a trip to Taiwan and China responded with some military moves, and WNBA player, Brittney Griner, was sentenced to 9 years in a Russian prison. (25:30) Randy offers an interesting legislation proposal. (37:47) Has the increase of blatantly false and insane ideals and practices in the world made Christians bolder to speak about their faith? (43:21) If you feel a need to look for natural explanations for miracles in the Bible, your salvation may be in question as it is reliant on the miraculous. (48:50)
This week we look at the Commonwealth Games, England's women winning the European championships, Ube Zeller, Pelosi in Taiwan, Ukraine grain; energy in the UK, Germany and Australia; Ayman al-Zawahiri; David Trimble; Ron Sider; Tavistock; Nuclear War; the Lambeth Conference; with music from Ukraine, the Beatles, Elvis, the Stones, Christian black metal from Crimson Tide and the new song from City Alight...
In this show, Eli examines the United Kingdom's decision last month to shut down the Tavistock clinic, the only facility in the country to specialize in transgender youth. The decision to shut it down exposes a false consensus imposed by activists on the safety of what are known as puberty blockers. His guest is the co-host of the Blocked and Reported podcast, Jesse Singal. Time Stamps: 00:04 Introduction 00:23 Monologue 10:59 Interview
The Department of Justice filed suit Tuesday against Idaho, seeking to overturn what it calls the state's “near-total ban” on abortion. Attorney General Merrick Garland claims, however, the lawsuit has “nothing to do with going around” the Supreme Court. 5) Pelosi leaves Taiwan while Chinese military drills continue through Saturday; 4) UK's controversial Tavistock child transgender clinic shut down after damning report; 3) Los Angeles County opens government jobs to non-citizens; 2) DOJ sues Idaho over abortion law; 1) Biden's new cyber defense deputy claims “systemic racism” is one of the greatest threats to US cybersecurity.
Kentucky Flooding, Artur Pawlowski wins a victory in court, 500 Healthcare workers millions fighting mandated shots and loss of jobs, Tavistock gender clinic closed due to safety concerns, FDA says puberty blockers unsafe and California lawmakers removing parental rights promoting gender transition and hurting kids. A big news day!
THE THESIS: God has removed the scales from people's eyes. The schemes of the wicked have been exposed and their plans are beginning to crumble! THE SCRIPTURE & SCRIPTURAL RESOURCES: Ephesians 6:10-18 - The Whole Armor of God 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. THE NEWS & COMMENT: The premier center for chemically and surgically mutilating children is closing its doors! While the America media will soft-peddle this (if they cover it at all), but this is massive blow to The Party! Tavistock's closure is a sign of things to come: the lawsuits by people who were conned into getting mutilated as teens will be expensive and will reveal this pure evil. The Tavistock bosses, no doubt, hope to be forgotten when those suits launch. We must forgive them, but we must not forget. Praise Jesus that place is being shut-down. BREAKING: The NHS is shutting down its gender identity clinic for children after a damning review found that it failed vulnerable under-18s But, the cult of Pharma is still devouring families in America and FOX News--the “news” division, that is--, CPAC and other shiny shoes are complicit. Cases like this happen all over America. But, God is at work . . . Chicago Mother Loses Custody of Her Daughter—For Insisting That Her Daughter Is A Girl Michael Shermer comments: “12-year old girl with no signs of gender dysphoria suddenly go trans, is directed by "psychotherapist" step-mother to separate from her mother, father gets full custody, mother's life is ruined. It's the 1990s Recovered Memory Movement redux . . .” In the UK, people can speak the truth that men are men and women are women! God uses broken vessels, look at me, a simple rodeo clown of a host. The Lord used a woman named Allison Bailey to attack the ungodly speech codes that exist to promote the lies of “transgender” ideology. She just won a major lawsuit. How Allison Bailey crushed Stonewall; Its rainbow reign is finally over There are still some actual public servants left in the corrupt world of public health. Even in California, they are standing up to The Party's medical tyrants! Even in the separate Country of California, counties are fighting back against the corrupt self-identified “public” “health” “leaders” and “experts.” Healthcare workers who refused the injections of the mRNA trash--or, were blackmailed into taking them--have won a significant court ruling and award. More importantly, this court award is on the desk of every lawyer for every medical institution in the Country. Health Care Workers Settle COVID Shot Mandate for $10.3 Million Elon Musk is no one's savior, let's be clear about that. But, watching him put focus in Wikipedia lying for The Party is a beautiful site to behold. God uses broken vessels . . . Elon Musk blasts Wikipedia after it suspends edits of ‘recession' page Speaking of tech, Google has lost another round in their effort to be the best censor of The Party. Google just lost its motion to dismiss an antitrust suit brought by @rumblevideo. The ruling judge is an Obama appointee. The Mockingbirds have dug themselves into a hole from which no amount of human work can lift them [AUDIO] - On the taxpayer-funded PBS @NewsHour, anchor Judy Woodruff noted two quarters of economic slowdown, but a strong jobs market "muddies the picture." Biden denies the R-word. So "it's not knowable now if the country is technically in a recession." CNN gets absolutely nailed trying to pretend a town in North Carolina is a sewer of racism Some Republicans are starting to get it! West Virginia's State Treasurer: “This is how we beat ESG. We will not sit by and let banks boycott the lifeblood of our state. Banks on the Restricted Financial Institutions will be banned from banking contracts with the state of West Virginia. Props to US Bank for changing their policies – keep fighting!” And some professional Republicans are getting outed REVEALED: Matt Schlapp's CPAC Took Six-Figure ‘Social Action' Donation from Soros-Linked ‘Dark Money' Network. 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Senator Sharon Keoghan has called for an inquiry into 234 Irish transgender teenagers who were sent to the Tavistock clinic in England, where children were given puberty blockers without being properly assessed.Senator Sharon Keoghan joins Niall on the line nowSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Wes, Eneasz, and David discuss the news from the last two weeks from a rationalist perspectiveSupport us on Substack!News discussed:Bill passed Senate to subsidize chip manufacturingManchin made a deal on a deficit reduction/climate change billBill protecting same-sex (and interracial) marriage passed House w/47 votes from R'sHouse passes stupid dumb assault weapons ban. Probably (hopefully?) doomed in the Senate.PACT Act failed to passKevin Drum thinks the Republicans have a pointA 2016 law requires the Office of Management and Budget to establish a board to provide information on the effects of regulations related to federal research requirements and make recommendations on aligning and streamlining requirementsMy IRB Nightmare - Slate Star Codex16 years of Alzheimer's research was based on fraudZvi: “If this is fraud, we need to update a bunch on the probability that a bunch of other stuff is also fraud.”Evergrande defaulted on their debtFour rural banks in China's central Henan province froze millions of dollars worth of depositsLed to a banking scandal investigationWar with China?NHS in Britain to close Tavistock child gender identity clinic over safety fearshad no standards of careWhistleblowers report harassment and threats when they brought up these issuesFDA added “brain swelling” and vision loss to warning label of puberty blockersYour Book Review: The CastratoZelenskyy calls for mass evacuations as fighting rages in Ukraine's eastApparently the Russian economy is in the toiletRecord heat wave in EuropeFires everywhereIt's time to riotHappy News!Hero saves family from burning house Troop DeploymentsEneasz - Well Actually Accuracy Is ImportantGot something to say? Come chat with us on the Bayesian Conspiracy Discord or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Say something smart and we'll mention you on the next show!Follow us!RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/themindkillerGoogle: https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Iqs7r7t6cdxw465zdulvwikhekmPocket Casts: https://pca.st/vvcmifu6 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-mind-killer Apple: Intro/outro music: On Sale by Golden Duck Orchestra This is a public episode. If you'd like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit mindkiller.substack.com/subscribe
Carter and Juliet are joined by panelists Barbara Kay and Mia Cathell. Barbara opens with a discussion of the Pope's recent visit to Canada in which he apologized for past abuses by residential schools against the indigenous population. While some abuses certainly took place, Barbara argues that their scope and impact are overblown, and that the Pope's apology is yet another example of performative Western self-flagellation. Mia observes the Biden administration's pre-emptive redefinition of "recession" and notes how eagerly Janet Yellen and other swamp officials are to jump on board the Orwellian newspeak train. Next, the group discusses the recent scathing report on Britain's only gender identity clinic, the Tavistock Gender Identity Development Service, which has prompted the government to announce the closure of this paragon of progressive gender ideology praxis. The conversation then turns to an even more sober discussion about the 10-year-old rape victim in Ohio, and the revelation that her "undocumented" assailant continued to live in a house with several other children well after the alleged abuse. Carter ends the show by asking each panelist about their predictions for the future of the US economy. Since 2003, Barbara Kay has been a weekly columnist for the National Post, and previously a weekly columnist for The Post Millennial. Since September 2019, she's also been a monthly columnist for the Epoch Times newspaper. Barbara is the author or co-author of four books: a biography, a cultural memoir, a murder mystery, and most recently, a collaboration with Linda Blade on the destructive effect of trans activism on Canadian and international sport. Follow her online: Twitter: @BarbaraRKay Web: unsporting.com Mia Cathell is a reporter for Townhall focusing on fact-checking and investigative stories and the former American News editor for The Post Millennial. You may recognize her from Tucker Carlson Tonight, Newsmax, and One American News Network. Follow her online: Twitter: @MiaCathell Web: townhall.com/tipsheet/miacathell The video version of this episode is available here: https://unsafespace.com/ep0826 Links Referenced in the Show: Barbara's Unsporting website: https://www.unsporting.com/ Mia's author page on Townhall: https://townhall.com/tipsheet/miacathell/ Tavistock's GIDS clinic will close in the wake of damning report: https://www.nationalreview.com/news/english-gender-identity-center-to-close-after-report-finds-it-not-safe/ It's not technically a recession: https://twitter.com/WallStreetSilv/status/1552007861684899842/photo/1 A reminder of the M1 chart: https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/M1SL About Narrative Dissonance "Narrative Dissonance" is a weekly series dedicated to shattering the narrative of the mainstream press. Each week, a team of panelists from alternative media sources unravel the latest misleading mainstream narratives and explore relevant stories that journalists in the corporate press ought to be covering, but aren't. Thanks for Watching! The best way to follow Unsafe Space, no matter which platforms ban us, is to visit: https://unsafespace.com While we're still allowed on YouTube, please don't forget to verify that you're subscribed, and to like and share this episode. You can find us there at: https://unsafespace.com/channel For episode clips, visit: https://unsafespace.com/clips Other video platforms on which our content can be found include: LBRY: https://lbry.tv/@unsafe BitChute: https://www.bitchute.com/channel/unsafespace/ Also, come join our community of dangerous thinkers at the following social media sites...at least until we get banned: Censorship-averse platforms: Gab: @unsafe Minds: @unsafe Locals: unsafespace.locals.com Parler: @unsafespace Telegram Chat: https://t.me/joinchat/H4OUclXTz4xwF9EapZekPg Censorship-happy platforms: Twitter: @_unsafespace Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unsafepage Instagram: @_unsafespace MeWe: https://mewe.com/p/unsafespace Support the content that you consume by visiting: https://unsafespace.com/donate Finally, don't forget to announce your status as a wrong-thinker with some Unsafe Space merch, available at: https://unsafespace.com/shop
Today, we're mainly talking about the popular conservative group Moms for Liberty being suspended from Twitter for calling out a California bill that would make it easier for minors to transition genders — as well as some of the bigger political and theological themes surrounding the story. We discuss how groups like M4L and others calling out the sexual perversion in schools and society in general is working, putting the groomers on the defensive and forcing them to publicly defend their depravity. But if social media platforms are going to start banning the word "groomer," that leaves a very important question: What will our new word for them be? There was also a warning recently put out by the FDA detailing dangers associated with giving kids puberty blockers, and in the U.K., a clinic was recently forced to shut down over the way it was doing "gender affirming" care. --- Timecodes: [1:24] Murder mystery party [4:37] Moms for Liberty suspended on Twitter/PayPal [22:23] Banning the word "groomer" [33:46] The true harm of this ideology [43:19] God is a God of order --- Today's Sponsors: Cozy Earth — go to CozyEarth.com/ALLIE & use promo code 'ALLIE' at checkout to save 35% off your order! Carly Jean Los Angeles — use promo code 'ALLIEBASIC' to save 20% off your first order at CarlyJeanLosAngeles.com! Covenant Eyes — go to coveyes.com/ALLIE to try it FREE for 30 days! Blaze Socks — get your Blaze patriotic socks at BlazeSocks.com, use promo code 'ALLIESOCKS'! --- Today's Links: National Review: "Moms for Liberty Locked Out of Twitter after Criticizing California Gender-Transition Bill" https://www.nationalreview.com/news/moms-for-liberty-locked-out-of-twitter-after-criticizing-california-gender-transition-bill/ The Daily Wire: "FDA Officials Warn Of Brain Swelling, Vision Loss In Minors Using Puberty Blockers" https://www.dailywire.com/news/fda-officials-warn-of-brain-swelling-vision-loss-in-minors-using-puberty-blockers LQBTQ Nation: "Twitter enforces its ban on calling people groomers as anti-LGBTQ hate speech" https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2022/07/twitter-enforces-ban-calling-people-groomers-anti-lgbtq-hate-speech/ Daily Dot: "A political memes subreddit kicked off an internet-wide call to get baseless ‘groomer' claims classified as hate speech" https://www.dailydot.com/debug/reddit-post-inspires-calls-twitter-ban-anti-lgbtq-groomer-slur/ Daily Mail: "Courage of the parents, patients and whistleblowers who refused to be silenced is revealed as controversial Tavistock children's transgender clinic is to SHUT after damning report warned it was 'not safe'" https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11059641/Courage-parents-patients-whistleblowers-revealed-Tavistock-childrens-clinic-SHUT.html --- Previous Episodes Mentioned: Ep 639 | The Queerification of American Kids | Guest: James Lindsay https://apple.co/3vyoczg Ep 636 | How BDSM, Porn, & Pedophilia Are Tied to Transgender Ideology | Guest: Genevieve Gluck https://apple.co/3bpKtIr --- Buy Allie's book, You're Not Enough (& That's Okay): Escaping the Toxic Culture of Self-Love: https://alliebethstuckey.com/book Relatable merchandise – use promo code 'ALLIE10' for a discount: https://shop.blazemedia.com/collections/allie-stuckey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this 136th in a series of live discussions with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying (both PhDs in Biology), we discuss the state of the world through an evolutionary lens. This week, we discuss the tragic tale of a woman who became a murderer….or actually, we discuss a murderer who claims to have become a woman. We talk about the order to close Tavistock, the gender identity clinic in England, and whether “affirmative care” for children who declare themselves trans may soon be a thing of the past. We discuss Wikipedia, which was once the Universe's best encyclopedia, and how far it has fallen. We discuss definitions, including the definition of “recession.” And we discuss the drinking age for young adults. ***** Support the sponsors of the show: Farrow SkinFood is a lard-based skincare company with products that nourish the skin without preservatives or added chemicals. Go to farrow.life/darkhorse for 20% off your first purchase; additional 15% off with a recurring subscription. BUBS Naturals: High-quality, sustainably sourced collagen protein, MCT oil, and more, from a company with a conscience. Use code DARKHORSE to receive 20% off your order at https://www.bubsnaturals.com/ MUDWTR: is a coffee alternative with mushrooms and herbs (and cacao!) and is delicious, with 1/7 the caffeine as coffee. Visit www.mudwtr.com/darkhorse and use DARKHORSE at check out for 15% off. ***** Our book, A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century, is available everywhere books are sold, and signed copies are available here: https://darvillsbookstore.indielite.org Check out our store! Epic tabby, digital book burning, saddle up the dire wolves, and more: https://darkhorsestore.org Heather's newsletter, Natural Selections (subscribe to get free weekly essays in your inbox): https://naturalselections.substack.com Find more from us on Bret's website (https://bretweinstein.net) or Heather's website (http://heatherheying.com). Become a member of the DarkHorse LiveStreams, and get access to an additional Q&A livestream every month. Join at Heather's Patreon. Like this content? Subscribe to the channel, like this video, follow us on twitter (@BretWeinstein, @HeatherEHeying), and consider helping us out by contributing to either of our Patreons or Bret's Paypal. Looking for clips from #DarkHorseLivestreams? Check out our other channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWCKUrmvK5F_ynBY_CMlIA Theme Music: Thank you to Martin Molin of Wintergatan for providing us the rights to use their excellent music. ***** Q&A Link: https://youtu.be/6pDoKLEPEGI Mentioned in this episode: QPARQ, exploring disagreements: https://youtu.be/n7DUJ6lgbh4 The New York Times on a homicidal maniac: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/30/nyregion/how-did-a-two-time-killer-get-out-to-be-charged-again-at-age-83.html?searchResultPosition=1 Genspect, a rational approach to gender: https://genspect.org Tavistock gender clinic forced to shut over safety fears: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tavistock-gender-clinic-forced-to-shut-over-safety-fears-wpdx3v6nw The Cass Independent Review: https://cass.independent-review.uk/about-the-review/ Protect Children: Do not allow them to medically transition: https://naturalselections.substack.com/p/childrentransitioning?r=83qgf&s=w&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web Wikipedia on recession as of July 30, 2022: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RecessionSupport the show
Subconscious Realms International Roundtable Episode 95 - Raven Keefer & Grub. Ladies & Gentlemen, on this Episode of Subconscious Realms International Roundtable we are joined by the following guest's - Grub - Australia, Raven Keefer - USA & General Lee - England. Wide range of conversation with special guest, Grub O'. Pandora Project, Tavistock, the Jacobians, Stockholm Syndrome, CRIMSON MIST, Georgia guidestones time capsule, Dragon lore connection to Ahriman and 7 Deadly Sins, With the 7 Headed Dragon representing Ahriman - With each Dragon Head being an ArchDaemon & named as follows;- Aeshma, Akoman, Nanghaithya, Tawrich, Savar, Andar, Zarich. Technology used to control masses. Then we compare lore, traditional knowledge, from Australia and other regions. Incredible Mind-Blowing Episode.
Shannon Braswell of Bright News joins David Gornoski for a discussion on the latest news. What do we make of China's threat in case of a Nancy Pelosi visit to Taiwan? Should vulnerable people resort to guns in places where crime is skyrocketing? Listen to the full show to find out. Plus, David Gornoski comments on the whistleblower revelation about Tavistock children's transgender clinic, the malthusian establishment's attack on the human body, the cheapening of sex, and more. Check out Bright News here. Visit A Neighbor's Choice website at aneighborschoice.com
This week on a new episode of The Narrative Podcast, Center for Christian Virtue President Aaron Baer and Policy Director David Mahan start off by discussing the news of the day. You'll hear their take on the National Health Service shutting down the oldest gender clinic in the U.K., the Tavistock clinic, which has treated over 9,000 children since 1989. Tune in to find out what makes this so important and why the body of Christ cannot subscribe to gender affirming care. After the news, Aaron and David are joined by President of American Principles Project, Terry Schilling. Listen as he shares his perspective on how woke capitalism has changed the culture, especially politics in D.C., and how he works to hold politicians accountable for the sake of the American family. This is an episode you won't want to miss! More about Terry Schilling: Terry Schilling is the President of American Principles Project, the premier national organization engaging directly in campaigns and advocacy on behalf of the family. Terry is responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing APP's strategy, messaging and grassroots activity at the state and federal level. In the past, Terry has worked in communications, development, grassroots, and management positions with Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Sen. Sam Brownback, and various state and local candidates. Before joining APP, Terry managed his father's race for Congress in Illinois. Running in 2010 on a shoestring budget, Terry led the Bobby Schilling for Congress campaign to a 10-point victory. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville and a proud father of five. To learn more about Center for Christian Virtue and to get involved, visit CCV.org.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Lin Wood Pinata Circular, Tavistock in the News, General Flynn NWO comments, Pelosi corruption surprise, Fed target of recession, Biden COVID negative, Devin on UK television on DJT, Monkey Pox can kick rocks, Donnie O'Sullivan love, The View apologizes to TPUSA, and more...
Today on the Richard Syrett Show: True North contributor, Sue-Ann Levy discusses Queen Victoria being cancelled in Toronto and the public school being renamed to Dr. Kita Cox-Kina MInogok. Then Lisa Bildy, lawyer for Libertas Law shares her thoughts on UofT now requiring students living on campus to get a covid booster. Mia Ashton, writer and member of caWsbar talks about the Tavistock gender clinic forced to shut down over safety fears & the FDA saying puberty blockers could cause brain swelling along with vision loss in children. Joel Gilbert, political commentator and foreign policy analyst, brings up Michelle Obama running for president. Then Dr. Jerome Corsi elaborates on his book “The Truth about Energy, Global Warming, and Climate Change; Exposing Climate Lies in an Age of Disinformation.”
Thank you for listening to another episode of DWP! My friend Lesli and I talk about all the hype around Hunter Biden's BS and why it could be playing right into the NWO's Agenda. Trump supports/Biden haters are pretty excited about what's going on right now but we have a feeling this is all part of the plan! It's never been harder to know what the hell is going on! Full version available on patreon as always... LINK BELOW! EMF protective beanie
Laurence talks to claimant in one of the first bad law project cases, Amy Gallagher, an NHS nurse & psychotherapist suing The Tavistock clinic for racial discrimination, religious discrimination, harassment, & victimisation - after being hounded out for challenging the wokism healthcare staff are now regularly spoonfed.
In part 2 of my interview with Helen Joyce, we talk about the long term deleterious effects of puberty blockers and the FDA’s original usage and indication. We compare and contrast why America now has 300 “gender affirming” clinics (and counting), and why Britain only has ONE called Tavistock. We discuss the very controversial topic of causal suicides tied to transitioning (or lack thereof), and why this narrative is actually harmful vs. helpful to our trans community. Helen then educates me on the medical term “cascade of intervention”, what it means, and why it matters in this discussion. Why also talk about the 4,400% increase in 11-15 year old girls now identifying as male vs female over the past decade – and how a theory called Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria may be a possible answer to this statistic. We then conclude by talking about the importance of “female only spaces” and why they will never be a safe space for biological men. Oh, and of course, we discuss the toxic term, TERF, and why this slur is so harmful to the millions of feminists who have lobbied for women’s liberation for decades.Watch Episode: Get full access to True Thirty at truethirty.substack.com/subscribe
While I interviewed Robert just last month (or was it the month before? Wait, what's a “month” again?), we thought to pick up the conversation sooner than later, so as to really dial in some clarity as to who, exactly, are this “they” that are pulling all the strings? And so it is that Robert and I shared another delicious deep dive about the machinations of the sham show. Enjoy the second half of our conversation at: Danikatz.locals.com +/or patreon.com/danikatz Find Robert at robertphoenix.com Find/work with me at danikatz.com Shownotes: Genetic markers, the shared Haplogroup and you… The saga of the Kazars and the Kievan Rus (Russians) and what it has meant for global civilization Robert's read on Putin The relationship between the Kazars, Satanism, Phallus worship and the Zohar Tradition of circumcision as a blood ritual Trump and his relationship to Judaism What is the REAL Judaism? The Kazars connection to the Descendants of Noah Of the things we cannot mention and where language becomes shell game The Dark Holy/Political alliance and underground network The alleged myth of the Roman Empire and other historical theories Edward Bernays, the egg, the age of propaganda/advertising and its political implications The marketing of the transgender agenda and it's Tavistock origins A slippery slope: The theory of GEN-IDENTITY The desire to understand and declare war on the adolescent brain The alchemy of the creative impulse combined with engineered hype Rock n' Roll Psyop: The hijacking, demoralization and destabilization of an entire cultural zeitgeist That one time Robert interviewed David Bowie in January of 1999… Of they and them: The obfuscation of the REAL “they” Glam Rock: The fluidity of gender, its link to shamanism and the projection of the character of “David Bowie” David Bowie has exited the mythology Bearing witness to the rotten fruit of the seed and other things to do on a Sunday The Frankfurt Group and their disaffected school of thought The eternal struggle: The temptation to indulge in being part of the privileged class and the velvet handcuffs that come with it Self-reflection as an antidote to privileged indulgence The difficulty of unpacking Israel The reformation period and its importance in the evolution of culture Industrial Revolution reframed The perception of time and the tyranny of linear time and reaction consciousness The imaginative laziness and apathy of the black pilled nihilist The trap of experience and the imagination gateway The sickness: The constant externalization of the internal
John Rawlings Rees laid the foundation for Tavistock's influence in world affairs. The social engineering of the masses has been undertaken by the policy-makers around Tavistock's circle of influence. We are in the heart of the Third World War, and few have any inkling that this is going on... "Come With Me" - Original music written and performed by Jason Lindgren with accompaniment by Brett Dietz - Copyright © 2021 - Jason Lindgren and Wayne McRoy Please visit www.rokfin.com/waynemcroy Additionally, if you find value in the material presented here, please consider purchasing one of my books: https://www.amazon.com/Demic-Pan-Breaking-Natural-Order/dp/B09T39R6C3 https://www.amazon.com/Cybernetic-Messiah-Building-Antichrist-System/dp/B08L3Q67K9/ref=pd_bxgy_img_3/146-6016008-8808148?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B08L3Q67K9&pd_rd_r=4934c122-3658-451a-ad21-43b8379fb7e8&pd_rd_w=f7HPs&pd_rd_wg=s4o6c&pf_rd_p=fd3ebcd0-c1a2-44cf-aba2-bbf4810b3732&pf_rd_r=RQEVXZ3XZ0KWJNS902F8&psc=1&refRID=RQEVXZ3XZ0KWJNS902F8 https://www.amazon.com/Autism-Epidemic-Transhumanisms-Little-Secret/dp/1094678422 https://www.amazon.com/Alchemical-Tech-Revolution-Fulfilling-Technology/dp/1979221669/ref=pd_bxgy_img_2/146-6016008-8808148?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1979221669&pd_rd_r=53c90175-7d8a-44bc-9155-429a29c87bab&pd_rd_w=4eAMu&pd_rd_wg=xbHBd&pf_rd_p=fd3ebcd0-c1a2-44cf-aba2-bbf4810b3732&pf_rd_r=TXGQB73RRHNXHYB3JYG4&psc=1&refRID=TXGQB73RRHNXHYB3JYG4 If you would like to make a one time donation, you could send it through PayPal to: email@example.com --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wayne-mcroy/support
Lissy Abrahams is passionate about helping people create healthier lives for themselves, as well strengthening the connection for partners in couple relationships. She is a leading psychotherapist who has dedicated her career to helping her clients navigate life's obstacles and challenges. When our lives or our couple relationship goes off the rails, for whatever reason, we can all feel distressed and anxious. Lissy helps her individual and couple clients not just get back on track but also to thrive again. Lissy believes we all have the capacity to improve our lives and couple relationships with the right knowledge and skills. Her mission is to help as many people as possible transform their lives by creating happier and more connected relationships. Lissy completed her Masters at the internationally renowned Tavistock Relationships, a unit of the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology in London. She has held positions on the British Society of Couple Psychotherapists and Counsellors (BSCPC) and was Vice President of the Couple, Child, and Family Psychotherapy Association of Australasia (CCAFPAA). Lissy is available for speaking opportunities on podcasts, radio, television, expert panels, webinars, and corporate wellness programs. Lissy runs a Sydney-based therapy clinic, Heath Group Practice, and works therapeutically with clients here and around the world via online sessions. She has recently launched an online course, ‘Learn to skillfully communicate with your partner and decrease conflict'. The course explores the real reasons why couples fight, provides guided activities for participants to identify why they are having difficulty communicating, and teaches the vital skills needed to break repeated cycles of conflict. Today we're going to talk a little bit about balance and a little bit about strengthening the connection for couples who are trying to find that balance, as well as a few tips on more effective verbal communication in general. Enjoy! In this episode Peter and Lissy discuss: 1:25 - Intro and welcome Lissy Abrahams! 2:55 - As ADHDer's, we're a bit trigger happy in our communication(s). What advice do you have to manage that fire? Ref: Rejection Sensitivity 3:15 - Sometimes when we don't feel we're being heard, we raise the volume. 5:12 - Sometimes we're present but not really ‘there' with our partners. How do we stay present and how can our partners help? 7:00 - We can be a little like the Road Runner to be around from time to time. 8:10 - What would your advice be on verbal communication & amount of content therein in our relationships? 10:50 - Is the basis of your relationship good verbal communication? 11:50 - A basic tip for better communication 12:10 - Our ADHD brains are usually going super fast; what is your advice on how to calm down for better communications? 13:39 - How can people find more about you and what you're doing? www.lissyabrahams.com and on the Socials: @AbrahamsLissy on Twitter, @ lissy-abrahams on LinkedIN and @LissyAbrahamsCourses on Facebook and get her FREE E-book here! 14:04 - Thank you Lissy! Guys, as always, we are here for you and we love the responses and the notes that we get from you; so please continue to do that! Tell us who you want to hear on the podcast, anything at all; we'd love to know. Leave us a review on any of the places you get your podcasts, and if you ever need our help I'm www.petershankman.com and you can reach out anytime via firstname.lastname@example.org or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterNormal on all of the socials. It really helps when you drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! As you know, the more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! 14:29 - Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits — TRANSCRIPT: Welcome to another episode of Faster Than Normal! My name is Peter Shankman. Happy Monday, wherever you might be. It's probably a Wednesday when you're reading, when you're listening to this, but it's a Monday here. It is a gorgeous day in NYC. A little cold, but finally starting to warm up into what we hope will be two days of spring before we get into 90 degrees and humid for the rest of the summer. Anyway, we are going to talk today about healthier lives. Now I say that as someone who has two speeds, as most of us with ADHD do, which is either eating tremendously healthy or eating six pizzas and a box of wine. So knowing that we're going to talk a little bit about balance and a little bit about strengthening the connection for couples who are trying to find that balance as well. We're talking to Lissy Abrahams. She believes that all people have capacity to improve our lives and relationships with the right knowledge and skills. She completed her masters at the internationally renowned Tavistock relationships, even of Tavistock Institute of medical psychology in London, she's held positions on the British society of couples, psycho psychotherapists, and counselors, and was the vice president of the couple child and family psychotherapy association of Australia, Asia CCA, F P AA That must be a lot of fun to say. Lissie runs a Sydney-based therapy clinic, a therapy clinic called health group practice and works therapeutically with clients there and around the world by online sessions; she's launched an online course called learn to skillfully, communicate with your partner and decrease conflict. Welcome to the podcast. Hi, thanks for having me. Great to have you. So one of the key things about add and ADHD is sort of that we because we only have two speeds. We, I think one of the things we need the most work. Okay. Sort of decreasing turning down the volume. When we get into an argument, get into a conversation, it's hard for us to just listen. It's hard for us to just, you know, we hear something we immediately want to respond and if we respond and it's not the response that someone expansion that there's not someone wants and may con they come back with it, we feel like we weren't heard. And that's what causes massive fights for us. So I think the first question, you know, in terms of creating a healthier life and sort of allowing our brains to chill and to calm down so we can actually hear the other person.. when you're ADHD and you're up against that times 10. What are your thoughts there? Right? From the beginning? I think the biggest gift we can give ourselves is a pause. If we could just take a moment to, even if it's just two seconds to pause before we react, because we're so trigger happy as ADHDer's, we are so quick to just become little firecrackers. So one of the things I tell all of my clients with ADHD is that just taking a breath and pausing is our best friend. If we don't, we're just going to get ourselves in so much trouble. We we're quite a sensitive group as well. Um, a lot of us have rejection sensitivity as well, so we can very easily feel slighted. So. If we can just slow things down. So in fact, as speeds, slow and fast, we could do really well with that. But I think just slowing it down and breathing; because so often we'll jump in before someone's even finished a sentence and we're not even necessarily grabbing the full context and content of what they're saying, that being a firecracker, we can get ourselves into quite a bit of trouble with that. Um, most definitely. I think one of the things also is that, you know, when we, when we're trying to talk and we're consistently, we need to feel heard. Um, and so we're not feeling heard. We raised the volume, which doesn't help. It doesn't help at all and one of the things that happens there is that our partner can be quite confused and they often don't know what to do with that volume. Whereas someone with ADHD they're quite, they can be quite used to it. It's not as startling for non ADHDer's who don't have that register necessarily. It can be quite a shock to their system and they, that cause a lot of defensiveness on their side and they'll come in and be quite triggered in return. So I think that level of that volume that we can, we can project can be quite frightening at times. Definitely. Definitely. What do you, um, so how do you work with people when, you know, a lot of times I remember when I was married, um, and I'm still, you know, very close friends with my ex, but when we were together, one of the things that she, she, she comments on a lot was that I was, I was there, but I wasn't really there. I never had any, you know, if the house was burning down, you wanted me there. I would, I would take control of the situation and fix everything, but the day-to-day stuff. You know, I had more of a problem dealing with the, the, for lack of a better word, the boring stuff. That's a really common one that day, but not there. And the way I see that is that we can become the person with ADHD becomes quite a tantalizing figure when someone's physically present, it's an invitation to connect with them. But if they're not really there in their minds and somewhere else, it's a, they become tantalizing and quite elusive at the same time. So it's a confusing proposal for a partner to, to know whether to do with that because they are wanting the connection. But then the message that's often given off is I'm in my own world and I can actually stay here quite happily thanks. I think that, that one of the things that you learn, um, as you're going through that. And it goes back to what you said about a pause, is that anything can really be sort of fixed if you're just able to give it time and stop and listen and think. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, I don't know. Did you get, you get the cartoon Roadrunner? Of course! Yeah. Yeah. That's the way I, I, I think of ADHD, I think a Roadrunner who buzzes around and beep-beeps and there's all that dust. And I think that if if ADHD is and I'm one, so I totally relate to road runner. If we can remember that we are causing a lot of dust at times as well. So we might be really confusing in the sense that we run and scurry around and beep-beep over the place. But then there is that other part that you're talking about, but we can leave our partner out and get so much into our own zone. And when we've got our hyper-focus on, that's incredibly compelling for us to stay there. So w we can be a bit of a confusing partner at times. And, uh, and really quite rattling. I mean, I know in one of my, with one of my couples that I see when Trump came in, there were four years of that there but not there experience because this person was so obsessed with Trump and what was going on, watching every video that came up and every news article was read and attended to, it caused so many problems in the relationship, but that is the power of the hyper-focus. So it, it, it is a confusing picture because that there but not there is really not there at times. And this went on for four years. Yeah, definitely. Very good point. Um, talk about communication. So a lot of times I think that the, you know, the best relationships are the ones that have free communication and yet, no matter how much you love a person or how much you're, you're, you're involved with the person you're close to the person. Sometimes talking to them, especially when you're ADHD becomes difficult, right? Whether it's that you can't get the words out or what you're trying to say, or in the case of study, what can you tell people who might be going through communications issues? You know, I know that that, um, There's sometimes there's so much stress in a daily relationship, right? Just this day in-day-out that the concept of talking and really just having a conversation that doesn't revolve around: Oh, did you make the kids' lunches or, oh, you know what time is the play date?” You know, it sort of goes out the window. It's a really good question about that one! The difficulty in communication, it can, it can be that they either don't know what to say or how to, how to speak to their partner or what to communicate that difficulty in it. But it could also be that there's an excessive amount of content. You know, if you're, if you're in your hyper-focus, I don't know about you, I can, I can go on for quite a while when my ?height and stuff that I'm really, really interested in. And sometimes I actually need to just check in with my partner to see if I'm just bombarding him with information. I mean, he also has ADHD, so he can come along for the ride to a certain extent, but sometimes I can say, you know, the eyes are going darting around because it's too much information and my intensity and excitement might not be matching where he is at times. So that's another form of it. Um, but I think.. if looking at the other side of what I often say in couples and communication is, you know, what you were saying about the kids and you know, that the logistics and there's also a very critical component that happens in couple relationships and I think that's what really gets into part of the problem communicating; because the person with ADHD has often really annoyed their partner, especially if it's been undiagnosed. And there's a lot of.. the partner can be quite, uh, um, they can complain a lot, they can be critical, they can nag and nitpick because they feel that their partner with ADHD isn't pulling their weight. I mean, they often don't know how hard they're really trying. Um, but the, the communication is really tainted I think if the ADHD isn't well-managed between the two of them. Most definitely. I think that it's a lot of, you know, it's not something that you go e., you know, you don't think about going into a relationship knowing that you have to talk. A-hah! I think that's been a problem. You know, everyone's had that at some point, they go into these relationships and they don't, you know, you think, okay. Yeah, I'll be a good guy, I'll bring flowers. You don't realize that that, that the entire basis, most of the time is based on communication! Yeah. And I guess the thing is when we first meet somebody it's less on, it's not always necessarily around the talking because we can always take off another tangent into the sexual arena whenever and it's all so compelling in that area too. So yeah, I guess there, there. I haven't come across as many people who struggle with the talking part so it's interesting hearing you say that I think it's combined with the listening. Okay. Yeah, definitely the listening part. And of course, it's very hard to get somebody's attention all the time. And that's where it's important for communication to show; I've got a rule that you've got eye contact telephones down, I make a rule that I don't talk to someone who's staring at their screen because I know they're not listening properly. So. Try not to do that as well. Um, cause we've yeah, we can't, if we're not attending, we're not going to hear anything so it doesn't matter what's actually said. One final question. Um, give us, you know, our ADHD brains are usually going 500 miles a minute. Give us two or three really quick strategies to help us calm down. So the first one is to pause. That one is the most important one because our brain really won't deal with anything if it loses the capacity to think so, once we're triggered we're in trouble. So that's the first one. The second one is really about breathing. I think if we just do 5, 5, 5 breathing that's five seconds in- and you can either hold it for five seconds or not hold it for five seconds and then just breathe it out for five seconds, just very slowly. And repeat it five times. F or me, that is the absolute game changer or ADHD is. And I would say that's one of my top tips actually, um, for calming down. And then the other one is to just be able to go into a place that's just your own. And to really go inside your own mind, join up, what's upset me, what is it about this that's triggered me and to be able to do the work because it's so easy just to blame our partner for what they've done to us or in that moment. But actually so much of what we get upset about is actually our own stuff. So it could have been childhood stuff that we could have been told that we were lazy or selfish as a kid or misunderstood, whatever that was but it doesn't mean that our partner is necessarily saying it in the present, but it often has more impact because of what we've gone through as kids undiagnosed or diagnosed. Yeah. Very cool. This has been great. I really appreciate you taking the time Lissy, and, and, and more importantly, giving us your advice and valuable advice on this. Um, how can people find you? [[13:39 - How can people find more about you and what you're doing? www.lissyabrahams.com and on the Socials: @AbrahamsLissy on Twitter, @ lissy-abrahams on LinkedIN and @LissyAbrahamsCourses on Facebook]] Uh, people can find me at my website. It's you see Abraham's dot com and I've got some blogs on there and I've got my course on there as well. And I've got a book coming out in August, so feel free to contact me! Awesome. Very cool. 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