While the life experience of an LGBTQ+ person is often compressed into the, ‘coming out’ or ‘transition’ event, shedding light on other day-to-day issues faced by this community might help provide a different perspective, a better understanding and hence, hopefully, greater awareness.
LonePack Conversations – The Alternative Therapy Series: Expressive Arts Therapy ft. Avantika Malhautra
Throughout our journey in Season 2, we’ve introduced ourselves to and explored various alternative means of therapy that can aid our mental health and help us express ourselves better. Also follow us on:Apple PodcastsSoundCloud Valerie- Welcome to LonePack Conversations! I’m Valerie. Today we’re talking to Avantika Malhautra, a psychologist and registered Expressive Arts Therapist. She’sContinue reading “LonePack Conversations – The Alternative Therapy Series: Expressive Arts Therapy ft. Avantika Malhautra”
A look into their struggles to be seen, heard and accepted This June, as we navigate through talking about issues and how far we have come as a part of and as allies to the LGBTQ+ community, it is also important to talk about the groups within the community that still struggle to be seenContinue reading “The Invisible Spectrums – Asexuality & Aromanticism”
Come June, we have Pride month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, to celebrate non-binary sexuality, and to demand systemic change for the LGBTQ+ community in society. It is also the time when several companies come up with a range of Pride-themed products and marketing campaigns aiming to display inclusion and cater to the LGBTQ+ community.Continue reading “Navigating token representation and diversity”
LonePack Conversations – The Alternative Therapy Series: Animal-Assisted Therapy ft. Dr. Taylor Griffin
Someone once said that “The best therapist has fur and four legs”. Let’s find out how true that is as we explore Animal-Assisted Therapy in this episode. Also follow us on:Apple PodcastsSoundCloud Valerie- Welcome to LonePack Conversations! I’m Valerie. Today we’re talking to Dr. Taylor Chastain Griffin, the National Director of Animal-Assisted Interventions Advancement atContinue reading “LonePack Conversations – The Alternative Therapy Series: Animal-Assisted Therapy ft. Dr. Taylor Griffin”
In my first year of college, we had a counsellor come to us and claim to cure bisexuality. A few events I attended after that had a rather homophobic note. To the credit of the institution, they got a new therapist and we were asked not to make “political comments during events”(at what point sexualContinue reading “Does a Rainbow Flag equal Inclusivity?”
The world has been flipped upside down ever since the COVID-19 pandemic bared its fangs last year. It has swept through the world and has kept everyone gripped in its clutches to this day. Even as vaccinations are very slowly being ramped up, it does not take away from the immediate state of disarray theContinue reading “Burnout on the Frontlines”
When asked to think about the significance of playing, we probably think of it as a way to help us with creative thinking, expelling our energy and social interaction. Let’s dig a little deeper on that thought today as we talk about Play Therapy. Also follow us on:Apple PodcastsSoundCloud Valerie- Welcome to LonePack Conversations! I’mContinue reading “LonePack Conversations – The Alternative Therapy Series: Play Therapy ft. Anya Reddy”
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