The Mental Health Telesummit Single Interview’s

Robert Burney’s Interview

There is nothing wrong with who you are – with your True Self. It is your relationship with your self that got all messed up in early childhood

~ how to intervene internally to stop the old tapes and old wounds from running your life
~ how to set internal boundaries to take loving control of your own internal process
~ how to change your relationship with self, life and other people so that you can learn to relax and enjoy life as you are healing
Robert Burney, author of Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Relations and has experience in chemical dependence treatment programs, having worked in inpatient and outpatient settings with both adults and adolescents.

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Darlene Barriere

Healing is a Choice: Re-interpreting What Happened to You and Turning Pain into Power!

~ How our emotions talk to us and why we need to listen
~ What forgiveness really is and how sustained anger is poison to Who We Really Are
~ 3 steps to replace negative thoughts about your Self and Turn Pain into Power

Darlene Barriere is an author, speaker, survivor and coach. She grew up in a home that was rife with violence and abuse. As a distraught and desperate teenager, she made some very unhealthy choices, including a suicide attempt and a planned pregnancy. In her twenties, therapy was instrumental in her healing and recovery, but it was spirituality in her forties that taught her Who She Really Is. In 2005, Darlene launched her interactive child abuse effects website after she trained and certified as a violence and abuse prevention educator. That same year, she published her memoir, From Victim to Victory: How I got over the devastating effects of child abuse and moved on with my life, and was nominated for the British Columbia Courage to Come Back Awards. Darlene draws on her personal experiences as a survivor of child abuse and her spirituality to inspire other survivors to bring love, light and healing energy into their lives.

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Andy Behrman

Building your coping skills to manage your mental health.

~ Andy will be sharing his own experiences with mental health and addiction
~ how to promote mental health and suicide prevention
~ bringing acceptance and changing your attitude about being “cured”

Andy Behrman is the author of “Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania,” published by Random House. “Electroboy” is a chronicle of Behrman’s battle with bipolar disorder, his experience with medications and electroshock therapy and his recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The book has been translated into six languages and soon after it was published, he became the “bipolar poster boy.” Behrman is now a mental health advocate and speaker who promotes mental health awareness, suicide prevention and fights stigma when speaking to college audiences, mental health care professionals and local and national mental health support groups. “Electroboy” also tells the story of his involvement in an art fraud case that was lapped up by the media in New York in 1991. A feature film version of “Electroboy” will go into production in September of 2013.
Behrman’s writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and New York Magazine, and he is a frequent contributor to “About Bipolar Disorder” and “Help For Depression.” He is a regular guest on television shows including Anderson Cooper 360, NPR Radio was on the one of the first covers of Bipolar Magazine. He was interviewed by Stephen Fry for his documentary, “Secret Life of a Manic Depressive,” which aired on the BBC, Behrman is a proponent of teaching people to learn to cope with mental illness, but does not focus on recovery when he speaks. He believes that he is where he is today because of the coping skills he developed and the fact that he never set out to be “cured.” Behrman maintains a website at and can be found on Twitter @electroboyusa. He lives in Los Angeles with his two daughters who are five and seven, and never dreamed he would attend a Parent Association Meeting in his lifetime.
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THE MISLEADING MIND with Karuna Cayton

You’ll learn….
~ How we create our own problems and how Buddhist Psychology can help us solve them.
~ How to befriend our problems instead of resisting them.
~ Keys for dealing with challenging emotions like anger and rage.

For over twenty years, Karuna Cayton, author of The Misleading Mind, has worked as a psychotherapist, business psychologist, and coach to help people achieve a more balanced life. He is the founder of the Karuna Group, a practice in Soquel, California, dedicated to applying Buddhist psychology’s universal principles to transform mental well-being and improve organizational cultures. Karuna spent thirteen years in a Buddhist monastery in Nepal. Now, he is an active participant in the global Buddhist community, serving as a member of the board and sanctioned teacher of the FPMT, a large Buddhist organization with over 130 centers worldwide.

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Maggie Reese

You’ll learn…

~ How to manage and cope with bipolar through pregnancy and motherhood
~ Building and using your coping skills to create a balanced life
~ The journey to acceptance and finding hope in living with bipolar

Maggie is the author of Runaway Mind which details her journey with bipolar disorder. In this memoir, she reveals her battle with the illness during her young life. She shares her harrowing struggle with being bipolar through her own words along with the words of other women close to her. Reese offers readers her personal experience with this disorder and how she and her family dealt with it from symptoms to causes, to treatment and recovery. Maggie sends out a message of faith, provides strength, and encourages positive outlook in order to survive the illness and to further enjoy life to the fullest. Maggie is now a motivational public speaker for all kinds of organizations throughout Southern California. Currently she serves as on the Executive Board of Directors for the International Bipolar Foundation. She also is the host of NDB Media Blog Talk Radio of The Runaway Mind Show. Maggie is a stay-at-home mom, who when not writing, loves to travel, garden, read and spend time with her family and friends. Hearing how her book has given hope to so many people with bipolar and to their families, who love them, makes ‘her journey’ worth it! and

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Cathy Taughinbaugh

Parent Recovery: How to Cope When Your Child is Abusing Drugs or Alcohol!

~ Learn to be loving and supportive of your adult child, but let go of trying to fix their issues
~ Learn to take care of yourself whether your child chooses recovery or not
~ Learn 3 tools to help you find your own recovery and get your life back.

Cathy Taughinbaugh is a mom, writer, speaker and former teacher. She has found the miracle of recovery through her children. After discovering substance abuse had become an issue with her children, she made the decision to do whatever possible to help others in this situation. Fortunately, her children received treatment and have gone on to live healthy, productive lives. Cathy went on to start Treatment, a website dedicated to sharing and support for addiction, recovery and treatment. She is committed to educating teens, young adults and parents about the dangers of substance abuse. Cathy is the author of 101 Natural Highs for an Amazing Drug-Free Life.

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THE PRACTICING MIND with Thomas Sterner

You’ll learn….
~ What causes lack of focus and discipline in our culture today
~ Four “S” words (Simplify, small, short, and slow) that can help you accomplish any task
~ The difference between having a thought and being your thoughts.

Thomas M. Sterner is the author of Practicing Mind. The Practicing Mind helps readers learn to love the process of mastering any skill or challenge through mindfulness. It helps us understand exactly what present moment awareness is, how the culture we live in constantly instructs us to the contrary, and how we can change our mindset to make this a part of our daily living. Thomas is also a trained jazz pianist and an avid pilot, student of archery, and golfer. He teaches his techniques to businesspeople, at sports clinics, and to learners of all kinds. He lives in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Andrea Paquette

Ending stigma one person at a time.

~ Andrea shares her personal experience with living with bipolar disorder
~ how to let go of shame and live freely
~ how to create a good support group for yourself

Andrea Paquette is advocate, writer, and most of all a stigma stomper. She created the Bipolar Babe project ( in May of 2009 and is the founder and Executive Director of the Bipolar Disorder Society of BC. Andrea’s ‘Bipolar Babe’ persona has reached great heights in the mental health community and she has been featured on various media outlets such as CBC Radio and CTV News. In 2010, Andrea incorporated the Bipolar Disorder Society of BC alongside five additional board of directors with great success, obtaining charitable status at an expedited rate. Andrea is also a Policy Analyst for the Ministry of Social Development, BC government and works to enhance/manage social assistance and disability programs for British Columbians. She has also worked in the area of Mental Health and Addiction as a Senior Project Officer at the Ministry of Health. Andrea is anticipating her first published work, a literary essay as part of an anthology called ‘Hidden Lives’ due out in September, 2012. Andrea lives with bipolar disorder having been diagnosed in 2005 and she works with youth and adults in the society’s Bipolar Babe Peer Support Groups hosted in Victoria, BC. Andrea is a support group facilitator and community activist who works to enhance the lives of so many struggling with a mental health condition.

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Michele Rosenthal

How to Access Your Healing Potential: Taking Control of Your Path to Recovery

All too often we’re unhappy with ourselves, our lives and our experiences – and then accept that change is impossible. However, your body and mind are designed to change, which means your life can, too. In this teleseminar we’ll cover how you can jumpstart recovery by

~ Using three simple steps to invigorate and focus your healing process
~ Building a healing intention to help you stay on track
~ Identifying your joy connection – and reclaiming it

Award winning Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) blogger, speaker, poet, post-trauma coach, and radio talk show host, Michele Rosenthal inspires and motivates survivors to make the shift from powerless to powerful. A trauma survivor who struggled with PTSD for over twenty-five years, today Michele joyfully lives 100% free of PTSD symptoms. She is the founder of and sits on the board of and St. Clair Butterfly Foundation. She holds a B.A. in English and Communications from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.F.A. in Poetry from Vermont College. Michele is the host of YOUR LIFE AFTER TRAUMA on Seaview Radio. Michele has been featured in such places as Ladies’ Home Journal, St. Petersburg Times, Orlando Sentinel, CBS Radio and The Dennis Miller Show. She is the author of BEFORE THE WORLD INTRUDED: Conquering the Past and Creating the Future, A Memoir.

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Sophie Skover

Your Food Cravings Have Messages, How to End Your Emotional Overeating!
~ Learn how your food cravings are really carrying a message that there is an imbalance within your body, emotions, mind or spirit and how to unlock that message without running to food.

~ Learn how to you to stop running to food in times of high stress, anxiety or boredom and the three things to grab instead.

~ Learn how to unlock your inner awareness around food by asking The 4 Questions when a craving surfaces.

Sophie Skover is the author of The Continuous Appetite, the founder of LSS Harmony Life Coaching, and an inspirational speaker. She became passionate about this “life changing” path after she healed from bulimia and lost seventy-five pounds through the process. Sophie believes that you can heal from anything that comes your way and wrote The Continuous Appetite to help others who struggle with overeating to discover the meaning underneath their cravings and end their emotional overeating. She works with clients, conducts workshops, practices yoga, and runs every morning with her dog Jack. She currently lives in West Palm Beach, Florida and encourages us to face our inner life and turn our obstacles into opportunities.

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Thursday September 6, 2012

You’ll learn….
~ Why human sadness is far too often mislabeled as “depression” and what we can do about it
~ How to recognize the role of unhappiness in your life
~ How to embrace responsibility for creating meaning in your life

Dr. Eric Maisel, PhD, is a licensed psychotherapist and the author of Rethinking Depression and numerous other titles including Mastering Creative Anxiety, Brainstorm, Coaching the Artist Within, and A Writer’s San Francisco. His inter­ests include cre­ativ­ity and the cre­ative life, men­tal and emo­tional health, and phi­los­o­phy and the art of mak­ing meaning. He blogs for the Huffington Post and writes for Professional Artist Magazine.
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