Welcome to Safe Space Radio. We are a nationally broadcast public radio show dedicated to fostering empathy, reducing stigma and inspiring the courage to have difficult conversations that improve our health. Below is a list of episodes that we hope will be of interest to you.
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Loving Across the Political Divide
Sheila Heen is on faculty at the Harvard Negotiation Project. She discusses how she and her husband have navigated their opposing political beliefs and learned to communicate respectfully when they disagree.
Talking to Kids About Sex and Sexuality
Social worker Layne Gregory shares strategies that she used with her own kids and gives 6 basic principles that are important for kids to understand about sex and sexuality.
Secrets, Confiding, and Health
Psychologist Jamie Pennebaker talks about his research on the benefits of talking about painful experiences, and the health benefits of confiding our secrets.
85-year-old broadcaster and former Jesuit priest Neil McKenty talks about how his expectations about aging have—and have not—matched up with his experiences.
Connecting with People with Dementia
Neuropsychologist Steven Sabat discusses how he’s found ways to communicate with people with advanced dementia, and how standard tests of mental ability can fail to register their social awareness and personhood.
Alcoholism in Families
Psychologist Dr. Louise Zubrod tells the story of alcoholism in her own family, and explores how silence can become an obstacle to change.
The Impact of Cancer on Families
Family therapist David Treadway describes the book he co-wrote with his wife and two grown sons, Home Before Dark, about his advanced lymphoma and how his family coped with his illness.
The Care of Eating Disorders
Dr. Patrice Lockhart describes her work at the New England Eating Disorders Center and explores the roles of clinicians and families in supporting and advocating for people with eating disorders.
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