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Redeeming Disorder

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Join host Spencer Bledsoe as he dives into real stories of mental disorder to overcome stigma, redeem perceptions, and start a conversation.

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Join host Spencer Bledsoe as he dives into real stories of mental disorder to overcome stigma, redeem perceptions, and start a conversation.

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By Accrary - Dec 02 2016
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Thanks for talking about such an important and hidden topic

Amazing podcast!

By dwillyj - Nov 24 2016
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Thank you so much for opening the door to this conversation!

iTunes Ratings

47 Ratings
Average Ratings
47
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Great!

By Accrary - Dec 02 2016
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Thanks for talking about such an important and hidden topic

Amazing podcast!

By dwillyj - Nov 24 2016
Read more
Thank you so much for opening the door to this conversation!

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Redeeming Disorder

Updated 6 days ago

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Join host Spencer Bledsoe as he dives into real stories of mental disorder to overcome stigma, redeem perceptions, and start a conversation.

Ian Cron: Shame Never Works

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"Shame never works," says Ian Cron when asked about self-awareness and inner-transformation. As an Episcopal priest, psychotherapist, Enneagram expert, and a person who's openly dealt with addiction, Ian speaks from a long list of life experiences.

How can we learn to accept ourselves and others in the midst of pain and suffering? How can we use mental diagnoses and personality tests, without holding too tightly to the results?

In this episode, Ian, Laura, and Spencer cover questions like these to better understand the complexity of people and mental disorders.

Sep 19 2017

54mins

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Danny Bryant: Religion, Trauma, & Healing

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As human beings, trauma happens to us all. Even the best childhood contains pain and loss that require healing. Listen as Danny Bryant, an Anglican priest in the Nashville area, shares his experience of growing up in a religious cult, and how he found healing as an adult.

Sep 13 2017

54mins

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Caety Klingman: This Is Life With OCD

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What you see on the outside, isn't always indicative of whats going on in the inside. That was the case for Caety Klingman when she was a college student at University of Chicago, and diagnosed with OCD.

What looked like laziness and disinterest to her professors and classmates, was in actuality a full-blown battle with obsessive thoughts and behaviors.

Listen as she shares her journey with OCD, and the help she found that has transformed her life.

If you or a loved one is experiencing OCD, here are some resources that may help:

What do you think about Caety's story? Can you relate, or have you experienced something different? Comment below or tweet Spencer and Laura.

Sep 06 2017

1hr 14mins

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Tyler Simmonds: Healing through Mindfulness

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What if you're a person who feels things deeply? What do you do when all you see is injustice and you feel alone? Do you try to handle it all alone, while the world goes on, seemingly without a care? Filmmaker, artist, writer, and entrepreneur, Tyler Simmonds grappled with these questions early on in his life as he faced depression and anxiety.

Out of these struggles, he found the healing power of mindfulness.

Listen to the first episode of Redeeming Disorder's 2nd season to receive inspiration, and a crash course on how to use mindfulness in your daily life. Our interview with Tyler will give you yet another perspective on mental illness, and the many therapies and tools available if you need help.

Here are links to some of the things we mentioned in this episode:

Also, be sure to check out more music from Hetty and her newest album, In Search of the Sea. Big thanks to Hetty for letting us use her music for our podcast!

Aug 30 2017

1hr 9mins

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Overcoming Fear & Hearing Different Perspectives with Taryn Bledsoe

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Two people growing up in the same environment can come away with two very different perspectives. We explore that in today's episode by comparing and contrasting Spencer and Taryn Bledsoe's experiences growing up and dealing with mental disorder. Spencer and Laura also reflect on Season 1 and what they hope to accomplish in Season 2.

Links from this episode:

Connect with us:

Jan 23 2017

1hr 12mins

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Dave Wright: Living with Uncertainty

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TV writer and Season 33 CBS Survivor contestant, Dave Wright, talks about his journey managing anxiety both in regular life and throughout his Survivor experience.

Links from this episode:

Connect with Dave:

Connect with us:

Jan 11 2017

1hr 2mins

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The Freedom of Self-Compassion with Karen Martin Grove

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Is there freedom from addiction? What drives us to addiction? You could easily find textbook answers to these questions, but instead listen to Karen Martin Grove’s story of recovering from her eating disorder addiction. She shows how choosing self-acceptance over perfectionism helped her move through recovery.

Links from this episode:

Contact us:

Jan 04 2017

45mins

Play

Listener-Based Podcast #1 - Artist, Devon Villocampa & Clinical Psychologist, Amanda Rabinowitz

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Devon Villocampa is an artist who grew up in disorder. In this podcast, he shares about the neglect and abuse he experienced due to his mother's alcoholism and bipolar disorder. Devon discusses the benefits of self-expression but the inner conflict he faces as an artist. When he delves deeply into imagination and fantasy, he worries the resemblance this holds to his mother's symptoms. Spencer and Laura also sit down with Amanda Rabinowitz, a clinical psychologist who unpacks many types of therapies, treatments, and theories. She provides an expert's advice on seeking treatment and providing support for loved ones with disorder.

Links from this episode:

Connect:

Dec 21 2016

1hr 11mins

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Devin Terry: What To Do When You Need Help

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Devin Terry is a senior clinical therapist at Nashville's Oasis Center, where she helps teens in crisis through individual, family, and group counseling. In this episode, she answers a lot of common questions surrounding counseling. Devin provides practical advice for people both in the trenches and sidelines of mental disorder.

Here are some of the questions Devin answers:

  • What are the benefits and challenges of individual, family, and group counseling?
  • What's therapy like and who could benefit?
  • How do you communicate your needs to people who don't understand your disorder?
  • Why is connection important for healing?
  • How does one build connection?

The opening essay was written and read by Sara Grove, editor of Raw Food Magazine and creator of Daily Happy Actions. Connect with her on Instagram @dailyhappyactions.

Links from the episode:

Contact us:

Dec 14 2016

1hr 15mins

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Kelli Galpin: Putting Words to the Low Hum of ADD, Depression, & Anxiety

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Kelli Galpin describes herself as a quirky gal living in Nashville, who loves people and snail mail. But she's also a budding blogger and passionate mental health advocate. In this episode, Kelli sits down with Spencer and Laura to talk about her struggles in school with ADD, as well as her current daily struggle with depression and anxiety. Kelli puts to words the true experience of someone currently living with ADD, depression, and anxiety.

Articles and Links we mention:

Resources:

Contact:

Dec 07 2016

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Jamie Tworkowski: Paying Hope Forward

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"You are not alone, and this is not the end of your story."These are words that the nonprofit, TWLOHA, and its founder, Jamie Tworkowski say over and over to their audiences.

Since beginning his journey with mental health advocacy in 2006, Jamie has learned a thing or two about how to share hope with others and how to get help when you need it. Listen in to hear how a simple of message of hope has transformed countless people.

Nov 02 2017

59mins

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Nick Becker: Speaking Your Truth

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Stigma, is a word that Nick Becker has dealt with most of his life, especially surrounding mental illness. As a spoken word artist, Nick leads his audience through this stigma to raise awareness and empathy around mental disorders.

Listen in as Nick shares about his life, and performs some of his most popular works.

Oct 25 2017

40mins

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Eric Maisel: Does Mental Illness Exist?

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Is the medical world correct to diagnose and treat mental illness? As controversial as this question is, this week's guest, Eric Maisel tackles this subject head on, and his views might surprise you.

Eric is a former family and marriage therapist, frequent Psychology Today contributor, and renowned creativity coach. Suffice it to say, he's an expert in his own right and has a lot to add to this conversation.

Oct 19 2017

47mins

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Hannah Shapiro: Surviving Anxiety

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We all know that signing up for a reality show is pretty crazy. But signing up for the CBS Survivor reality show takes it all to another level- something that Hannah Shapiro of Survivor Season 33 has in common with our very own, Spencer Bledsoe.

Not only did Hannah make it far into her season, she was also vulnerable and talked about her anxiety. Listen in as she talks about her experience with anxiety before, during, and after her Survivor experience.

Oct 10 2017

1hr 14mins

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Suzanne Stabile: What the Enneagram Can Tell Us about Mental Health

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Feel misunderstood? At some point or another, we all do. And that’s why Suzanne Stabile, an author, teacher, and Enneagram master is so passionate about helping people do internal work.This interview is a little different because we talk less about specific mental disorders, and more about the complexity of human beings. You won’t want to miss Suzanne’s passion about all that’s going on in politics, churches, and the mental health world.

Oct 03 2017

50mins

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Ian Cron: Shame Never Works

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Read more

"Shame never works," says Ian Cron when asked about self-awareness and inner-transformation. As an Episcopal priest, psychotherapist, Enneagram expert, and a person who's openly dealt with addiction, Ian speaks from a long list of life experiences.

How can we learn to accept ourselves and others in the midst of pain and suffering? How can we use mental diagnoses and personality tests, without holding too tightly to the results?

In this episode, Ian, Laura, and Spencer cover questions like these to better understand the complexity of people and mental disorders.

Sep 19 2017

54mins

Play

Danny Bryant: Religion, Trauma, & Healing

Podcast cover
Read more

As human beings, trauma happens to us all. Even the best childhood contains pain and loss that require healing. Listen as Danny Bryant, an Anglican priest in the Nashville area, shares his experience of growing up in a religious cult, and how he found healing as an adult.

Sep 13 2017

54mins

Play

Caety Klingman: This Is Life With OCD

Podcast cover
Read more

What you see on the outside, isn't always indicative of whats going on in the inside. That was the case for Caety Klingman when she was a college student at University of Chicago, and diagnosed with OCD.

What looked like laziness and disinterest to her professors and classmates, was in actuality a full-blown battle with obsessive thoughts and behaviors.

Listen as she shares her journey with OCD, and the help she found that has transformed her life.

If you or a loved one is experiencing OCD, here are some resources that may help:

What do you think about Caety's story? Can you relate, or have you experienced something different? Comment below or tweet Spencer and Laura.

Sep 06 2017

1hr 14mins

Play

Tyler Simmonds: Healing through Mindfulness

Podcast cover
Read more

What if you're a person who feels things deeply? What do you do when all you see is injustice and you feel alone? Do you try to handle it all alone, while the world goes on, seemingly without a care? Filmmaker, artist, writer, and entrepreneur, Tyler Simmonds grappled with these questions early on in his life as he faced depression and anxiety.

Out of these struggles, he found the healing power of mindfulness.

Listen to the first episode of Redeeming Disorder's 2nd season to receive inspiration, and a crash course on how to use mindfulness in your daily life. Our interview with Tyler will give you yet another perspective on mental illness, and the many therapies and tools available if you need help.

Here are links to some of the things we mentioned in this episode:

Also, be sure to check out more music from Hetty and her newest album, In Search of the Sea. Big thanks to Hetty for letting us use her music for our podcast!

Aug 30 2017

1hr 9mins

Play

Overcoming Fear & Hearing Different Perspectives with Taryn Bledsoe

Podcast cover
Read more

Two people growing up in the same environment can come away with two very different perspectives. We explore that in today's episode by comparing and contrasting Spencer and Taryn Bledsoe's experiences growing up and dealing with mental disorder. Spencer and Laura also reflect on Season 1 and what they hope to accomplish in Season 2.

Links from this episode:

Connect with us:

Jan 23 2017

1hr 12mins

Play

Dave Wright: Living with Uncertainty

Podcast cover
Read more

TV writer and Season 33 CBS Survivor contestant, Dave Wright, talks about his journey managing anxiety both in regular life and throughout his Survivor experience.

Links from this episode:

Connect with Dave:

Connect with us:

Jan 11 2017

1hr 2mins

Play

The Freedom of Self-Compassion with Karen Martin Grove

Podcast cover
Read more

Is there freedom from addiction? What drives us to addiction? You could easily find textbook answers to these questions, but instead listen to Karen Martin Grove’s story of recovering from her eating disorder addiction. She shows how choosing self-acceptance over perfectionism helped her move through recovery.

Links from this episode:

Contact us:

Jan 04 2017

45mins

Play

Braving the Stigma with Michael McRay, Dino Andes, & Ashleigh Thornton

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Redeeming Disorder covers some tough topics today with three brave guests. First, writer Michael McRay reads his personal story of attempting suicide 7 years ago and the life lessons he's learned since. Then Redeeming Disorder listeners, Dino Andes and Ashleigh Thornton, provide insight on OCPD, schizophrenia, and vaginismus.

Links from today's episode:

Contact our guests:

Contact us:

Dec 28 2016

1hr 10mins

Play

Listener-Based Podcast #1 - Artist, Devon Villocampa & Clinical Psychologist, Amanda Rabinowitz

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Read more

Devon Villocampa is an artist who grew up in disorder. In this podcast, he shares about the neglect and abuse he experienced due to his mother's alcoholism and bipolar disorder. Devon discusses the benefits of self-expression but the inner conflict he faces as an artist. When he delves deeply into imagination and fantasy, he worries the resemblance this holds to his mother's symptoms. Spencer and Laura also sit down with Amanda Rabinowitz, a clinical psychologist who unpacks many types of therapies, treatments, and theories. She provides an expert's advice on seeking treatment and providing support for loved ones with disorder.

Links from this episode:

Connect:

Dec 21 2016

1hr 11mins

Play

Devin Terry: What To Do When You Need Help

Podcast cover
Read more

Devin Terry is a senior clinical therapist at Nashville's Oasis Center, where she helps teens in crisis through individual, family, and group counseling. In this episode, she answers a lot of common questions surrounding counseling. Devin provides practical advice for people both in the trenches and sidelines of mental disorder.

Here are some of the questions Devin answers:

  • What are the benefits and challenges of individual, family, and group counseling?
  • What's therapy like and who could benefit?
  • How do you communicate your needs to people who don't understand your disorder?
  • Why is connection important for healing?
  • How does one build connection?

The opening essay was written and read by Sara Grove, editor of Raw Food Magazine and creator of Daily Happy Actions. Connect with her on Instagram @dailyhappyactions.

Links from the episode:

Contact us:

Dec 14 2016

1hr 15mins

Play

Kelli Galpin: Putting Words to the Low Hum of ADD, Depression, & Anxiety

Podcast cover
Read more

Kelli Galpin describes herself as a quirky gal living in Nashville, who loves people and snail mail. But she's also a budding blogger and passionate mental health advocate. In this episode, Kelli sits down with Spencer and Laura to talk about her struggles in school with ADD, as well as her current daily struggle with depression and anxiety. Kelli puts to words the true experience of someone currently living with ADD, depression, and anxiety.

Articles and Links we mention:

Resources:

Contact:

Dec 07 2016

Play

Getting Candid with AJ Mass

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In this 3rd episode of Redeeming Disorder, Spencer and Laura sit down with AJ Mass, an ESPN fantasy sports writer and former Mets mascot. AJ speaks openly about his experience growing up with a mom who was institutionalized for her mental disorder. His story provides a snapshot of how mental disorder conversations have changed over the years, and how they can still improve today.

Here are some of the topics we cover:

  • What it feels like when a parental figure has a mental illness
  • The repercussions of not talking about mental illness
  • Genetically passed down mental illness vs. learned behaviors
  • The freedom that comes with speaking honestly

Resources and links from this episode:

Connect with AJ Mass:

Connect with Spencer & Laura:

Nov 30 2016

1hr 8mins

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Angela Lohse: Loving people with Disorder and Choosing Openness over Labels

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In this episode, we sit down with Angela Lohse to talk about what it's like being a family member to a loved one with a disorder, and how as an EEG Technician she chooses to interact with patients labeled with mental disorder.

Angela's incredible story brings up a lot of topics including:

  • How relationships change in the midst of disorder
  • The emotional and practical difficulty of caring for someone
  • Early childhood counseling
  • Professionally interacting with those struggling with mental disorder
  • The use of labels and the need for acceptance and openness
  • Is there another way we can serve the mentally ill?

Links from Episode 2:

Resources for those struggling with mental disorder:

Like this podcast? Be sure to rate us in iTunes, leave a comment on our website, or tweet Spencer or Laura.

Nov 23 2016

55mins

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Introducing Redeeming Disorder

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Join two-time CBS Survivor contestant, Spencer Bledsoe, and health and wellness blogger, Laura Bocianski as they share why they're starting a podcast about mental disorder.

Here's what we cover:

  • Why "Redeeming Disorder"
  • Spencer's battle with depression as a 10 year old
  • Laura's life-altering traumatic brain injury and bout with depression
  • Our plans for Redeeming Disorder

Links from Episode 1:

Join our conversation and quest to better understand mental disorder!

Nov 11 2016

1hr 3mins

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