Psychic Rehab

Psychic Rehab

Triggers, trauma, and overwhelm, oh my! What happens when artists, activists, and everyday folk get that not-so-sane feeling? And what are some of the less conventional ways we get grounded and reconnect to the physical world when everything seems so out of control? Join writer/cultural producer/DIY self helper Rachel Michelle Fernandes for a series of conversations about getting rooted in reality and finding common ground, be it with civic engagement, trash cinema, punk music, art therapy, talking to strangers, or taking to the open road. Together we can wake up from the collective nightmare to discover a world charged with possibility and healing.... Show More

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May 16, 2019 40 min

This week on Psychic Rehab, join me, Rachel Michelle Fernandes, resident punk enthusiast, journalist, and mental health nerd, for a conversation about identity. I attend the iconic Riot Grrrl punk feminist band Bikini Kill’s recent reunion tour and hone in on feminism, what it’s meant to me, and how it definitely doesn’t mean the same thing to all women. I talk to a close friend who recently became a therapist in Los Angeles about ... Read more

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May 9, 2019 27 min

What does it really mean to “stay in shape?” And how can we challenge current, often damaging, diet and fitness culture norms to reframe issues surrounding the body and physical fitness? Join writer, activist, and mental health advocate Rachel Michelle Fernandes as she talks to a competitive body builder and social work professor, a punk-feminist pioneer, and two therapists who specialize in treating body issues. Ending the mental ... Read more

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May 2, 2019 30 min

Join writer, activist, and mental patient, Rachel Michelle Fernandes as she tells the harrowing tale of her two-month-long solo road trip across America and through the tornado that is mania! She also talks to traveling holy man, blues musician, and avid outdoorsman Frank Hurricane about completing the Appalachian Trail and “Jet-hiking Gypsy” Amber Nolan about hitching rides on private planes. Fasten your seatbelt, come along for t... Read more

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April 25, 2019 21 min

Is HELL really other people as Sartre wrote? Or is hell unprocessed trauma and isolation? Join writer, activist, and mental patient Rachel Michelle Fernandes as she shares her own story of burnout and personal devastation. She then looks at the post traumatic recovery of Firefighters, hears from the creator of Firestrong.org, and talks to a psychology professor and researcher who studies mindfulness, empathy and human connection. E... Read more

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April 18, 2019 23 min

Are you clingy or aloof, needy or closed off? And what do your past relationships say about you? Join writer, producer, mental patient Rachel Michelle Fernandes as she splashes around in the murky waters of romantic attachment, talks to a past lover about what went wrong, and interviews a young comic artist who draws about her sex life. Follow Rachel on Insta!Support Fifi's artwork and see her comics! https://www.patreon.com/fifima... Read more

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Writer/activist/mostly sane person Rachel Michelle Fernandes tells the story of how she got here and talks about how we could all use a little Psychic Rehab right about now. She also discusses how showing up and being civically engaged is a way to stay sane, even when facing tough opposition. She talks to local politicians in the city of Vista, California and takes a trip to city hall to witness some majorly bogus partisan theatric... Read more

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