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Episode 55: The Enrichment Approach with Wayne Dyer, Conformity, HALT  and Power Statements

Episode 55: The Enrichment Approach with Wayne Dyer, Conformity, HALT and Power Statements

May 9, 2021

I start with my own joke about a song or ditty I created about fighting conformity. Then I use a thought of the day from Dr. Wayne Dyer. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Then I talk about definitions of conformity, compliance, and obedience. Next, I talk about the HALT acronym and Power Statements I learned from Virginia Commonwealth University. 

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I talk about my mental state as a kid and the two apparel experiences in elementary school.  One is about bathroom trips. And the other involved wearing sneakers with my school uniform in gym class. 

Episode resources

Home | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

https://www.nami.org/Home

Wayne Dyer - When you're just like everybody else, you've...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/wayne_dyer_718033?src=t_conformity

About  Dr. Wayne Dyer

https://www.drwaynedyer.com/about-dr-wayne-dyer/

Conformity

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/basics/conformity

A Guided Meditation with Wayne Dyer - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

https://www.drwaynedyer.com/video/guided-meditation-wayne-dyer-living-the-mystery/

Episode 54: The Enrichment Approach with Mental Health Mantras and Sticks and Stones

Episode 54: The Enrichment Approach with Mental Health Mantras and Sticks and Stones

May 1, 2021

I start with my own joke about developing myself mentally. Then I use a thought of the day about sticks and stones. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Then I talk about 9 mental health mantras. 

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I talk about my mental state as a kid and the different pressures I had on the inside and outside.  I read a poem about the mental bone.

 

Episode resources

Home | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

https://www.nami.org/Home

Sticks and Stones: Why That Old Children's Rhyme Is So Wrong

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/cop-doc/201908/sticks-and-stones-why-old-childrens-rhyme-is-so-wrong

'Sticks and stones may break my bones' - the meaning and origin of this phrase

https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/sticks-and-stones-may-break-my-bones.html

9 Mantras to Help You Stay Mentally Strong

https://www.psychologytoday.com/nz/blog/what-mentally-strong-people-dont-do/201511/9-mantras-help-you-stay-mentally-strong?amp

Episode 53: The Enrichment Approach with Poetic Therapy and Superman

Episode 53: The Enrichment Approach with Poetic Therapy and Superman

April 24, 2021

I start with my own joke about Superman. Then I use a quote from Superman actor, Christopher Reeve. April is national poetry month. Then I talk about enriched environments with comic book catharsis. April 28 is also National Superhero Day. 

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I talk about Superman-based poetry.  I read two personal poems that involve complex choices and disabilities. 

 

Episode resources

Christopher Reeve - Your body is not who you are. The mind…

 

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/christopher_reeve_471524

 

Catharsis In A Cape: On Comic-Book Heroes And Real-World Violence

 

https://www.npr.org/2012/07/20/157115707/catharsis-in-a-cape-on-comic-book-heroes-and-real-world-violence

 

Christopher Reeve - Reeve Foundation

 

https://www.christopherreeve.org/about-us/christopher-and-dana/christopher-reeve

 

The Catharsis of Representation in Comics

 

https://bookriot.com/catharsis-representation-comics/

 

Catharsis | Definition of Catharsis 

 

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catharsis

 

National Superhero Day – April 28, 2021

https://nationaltoday.com/national-superhero-day/

Episode 52: The Enrichment Approach with Poetic Therapy and Human Nature

Episode 52: The Enrichment Approach with Poetic Therapy and Human Nature

April 16, 2021

I started with my own joke about money and trees. Then I use a quote from German Philosopher Johann Georg Hamann. April is national poetry month. Then I talk about enriched environments with poetics and catharsis.

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I talk about poetry.  I read two personal poems that involve fear. One is about disability ignorance. The other is about finding courage. 

Audio editing by Jacob Thurmond

Episode resources

 

Johann Georg Hamann - Poetry is the mother-tongue of the…

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/johann_georg_hamann_317878

 

Philosophy of language - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophy_of_language

 

Catharsis - GoodTherapy.org

https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/psychpedia/catharsis

Episode 51: The Enrichment Approach with Poetic Therapy and Emotional Purging

Episode 51: The Enrichment Approach with Poetic Therapy and Emotional Purging

April 9, 2021

I start with my own joke about equating math and poetry. Then I use a quote from American psychologist Abraham Maslow, about poetry. April is national poetry month. Then I talk about enriched environments with poetics and catharsis.

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I talk about poetry.  I read two personal  poems that involve emotional rage. One is an internal rage. The other is about the externally purging of emotions. 

Audio editing by Jacob Thurmond

Episode resources

Abraham Maslow - A musician must make music, an artist...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/abraham_maslow_120977

National Poetry Month | Academy of American Poets www.poets.org

https://poets.org/national-poetry-month

Catharsis and Its Role in Psychology

https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-catharsis-2794968

Episode 50: The Enrichment Approach with Poetic Therapy and Needles

Episode 50: The Enrichment Approach with Poetic Therapy and Needles

April 2, 2021

I started with my own joke about meters. Then I use quote from Greek philosopher Aristotle, about poetry. April is national poetry month. Then I talk about enriched environments with poetics and catharsis.

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I talk about poetry.  I read two personal  poems that involve different needles. One is a needle before surgery. The other is about the needle of acceptance. 

Audio editing by Jacob Thurmond

Episode resources

Aristotle - Poetry is finer and more philosophical than...

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/aristotle_148501

National Poetry Month | Academy of American Poets

https://poets.org/national-poetry-month

Catharsis - Examples and Definition of Catharsis

https://literarydevices.net/catharsis/

Episode 49: The Enrichment Approach with Movement Therapy and Lean on Me

Episode 49: The Enrichment Approach with Movement Therapy and Lean on Me

March 25, 2021

I started with my own joke about stances. Then I used another quote from Greek philosopher Plato, about changing circumstances. Then I talked about enriched environments, and movement therapy.

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I talked about Bill Withers and the Lean on Me song from the 1970s.  I also talked about the 1989 Lean on Me movie. The movie starred Morgan Freeman about principal Joe Clark. I wrote a new short dance poem about leaning. 

Audio editing by Jacob Thurmond

Episode resources

Plato - There are two things a person should never be…

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/plato_120361

Dance / Movement Therapy (DMT)

https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/types/dance-movement-therapy

Lean on Me (song)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOZ-MySzAac

Lean on Me (film)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lean_on_Me_(film)

CEREBRAL PALSY AWARENESS DAY 2020

https://www.gogreen4cp.org/

Episode 48: The Enrichment Approach with Movement Therapy and La Bamba

Episode 48: The Enrichment Approach with Movement Therapy and La Bamba

March 18, 2021

I started with my own joke about La Bamba. Then I used a quote from Greek philosopher Plato, about music. Then I talked about enriched environments, and movement and dance therapy.

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I talked about Ritchie Valens and the La Bamba song from the 1950s.  I also talked about the 1987 movie starring Lou Diamond Phillips. I wrote a new short dance poem. And in reflections, I talked about Jawanio and March as Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month.

 

Episode resources

RITCHIE VALENS-LA BAMBA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Coy8Hoa1DNw

"Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul" - Plato Quotes at A-Z Quotes

https://www.azquotes.com/quote/667225

La Bamba (song)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Bamba_(song)

Dance / Movement Therapy (DMT)

https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/types/dance-movement-therapy

CEREBRAL PALSY AWARENESS DAY 2020

https://www.gogreen4cp.org/

Episode 47: The Enrichment Approach with Dance Therapy and Men Without Hats

Episode 47: The Enrichment Approach with Dance Therapy and Men Without Hats

March 12, 2021

I start with my own joke about dance. Then I use a quote from Greek philosopher Plato, about music. Then I talk about enriched environments, JHU’s dance medicine, and movement and dance therapy.

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I am talking about the British band Men Without Hats song that I heard in 1983. I also wrote a new short dance poem.

Episode resources

Plato quote

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/plato_109438

JHU’s dance medicine

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/orthopaedic-surgery/specialty-areas/sports-medicine/womens-sports-medicine/programs/dance.html

Movement and dance therapy

https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/types/dance-movement-therapy

Men Without Hats - Safety Dance (Official Music Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjPau5QYtYs

The Safety Dance

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Safety_Dance

Episode 46: The Enrichment Approach with Music Therapy and The Eurythmics

Episode 46: The Enrichment Approach with Music Therapy and The Eurythmics

March 4, 2021

I start with my own joke about rhythm. Then I use a quote from guitarist Gary Talley about music therapy. Then I talk about enriched environment and receptive music therapy. I also use research from Wellington Music Therapy Services.

In this week's RITE OF PASSAGE EXPERIENCES or ROPE, I am talking about the Eurythmics and their hit Sweet Dreams song from 1983. I also used some of the lyrics to keep moving on with my crutches and my Sony Walkman.

 

Episode resources

Gary Talley quote

https://www.azquotes.com/author/33001-Gary_Talley

The Four Types Of Interventions In Music Therapy

https://wellingtonmusictherapyservices.com/the-four-types-of-interventions-in-music-therapy/

Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart - Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (Official Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeMFqkcPYcg

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