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Wayne Baker
Psychology Today / psychologytoday.com

Dr. Wayne Baker, author and faculty director at the Center For Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, recently wrote an article for Psychology Today.  He spoke with WEMU's Lisa Barry about coping with back to school and the uncertainty and anxiety surrounding the many school-related decisions that need to be made in a pandemic.


Brian O'Donnell

"Art and Soul" this week is about the art of well being.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Dr. Brian O'Donnell, an Ann Arbor psychotherapist and a teacher of "The Pathwork."  He suggests our current global health crisis is an invitation to a greater life and a time for possible reflection on what we might learn from the experience.


Robert Pasick
Robert Pasick / robpasick.com

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and after everything that's been happening in our world recently, it may be more important than ever to talk about how you and your friends and family are doing.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Ann Arbor psychologist, University of Michigan professor, and author Dr. Robert Pasick about his latest ideas to cope with our current emotional struggles and keep mentally balanced at this difficult time.


Anxiety
Center for Anxiety / centerforanxiety.org

Fear and anxiety are a normal response to what's happening locally and nationally due to the Coronavirus, or COVID-19.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with University of Michigan professor in the departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, and founder of "Mood Lifters," Dr. Patricia Deldin about what to expect and ways to cope in light of those emotions most everyone is experiencing.


Mood Lifters

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  Mental health issues impact millions of people, so Ann Arbor psychologist Dr. Patricia Delden developed a program teaching evidence-based, mental health strategies.


Focus On EMU: New Eating Disorders Treatment Options

Feb 22, 2019
Eagle Nutrition Services
Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

Eastern Michigan University's Eagle Nutrition Services department recently announced a new offering to our community.  They are working with EMU's Psychology Department to help those in our community that may need assistance with eating disorders, or anyone that wants a whole mind and body program to work towards losing weight, making better nutrition choices, etc.  Patrick Campion sat down with Darlene Bellers, Manager of Eagle Nutrition Services, Psychology PhD students and their faculty advisor to discuss why they feel these offerings are important and why they are excited to help our community on a path towards better health.  


Sarah Hong
Joanne Jarvi / Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County

This week, "Art and Soul" focuses on the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Sarah Hong of Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County about her efforts to help local organizations maximize their fullest potential for happiness and wellness.


Robert Pasick
University of Michigan / umich.edu

Many people remember where they were 17 years ago on September 11th.  The anniversary of the terrorist tragedy has prompted many tributes and tears and reminders to "never forget."  89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with a local psychologist and University of Michigan professor Dr. Robert Pasick, who was among those searching for family members and offering help in the aftermath of the attacks.


Steve Taubman
Courtesy Photo / stevetaubman.com

This week, "Art and Soul" is about the art of well being.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Dr. Steve Taubman about how humor helps deal with the many challenges life presents.

Robert Pasick

The end of a calendar year is typically a time of deep personal reflection for a lot of people.

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke to a local psychologist about the mentally healthiest way to look back but keep moving forward into the New Year.


Courtesy Photo / elishagoldstein.com

Can you train your brain to be more positive? Psychologist Elisha Goldstein, co-founder of the Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles, is coming to Ann Arbor in early November, and he thinks you can with a bit of practice. In this week’s "Art and Soul," 89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry speaks with him to learn more.


Benjamin Thompson / commons.wikimedia.org

Activating the circuitry of the Amygdala may be the key to help battle addictions.