Resources

GENERAL RESOURCES AND GROUPS:

Group Therapy:
Meditation Groups:
Psychiatrists:
Acupuncture:
Psychology Websites:
LGBTQAI

Scott Turpin – Denver, CO

Beth Bright – Wheat Ridge, CO

Teen Addiction Resources

Compassion 4 Addiction – “Our mission is to change the way people view and understand addiction through the combined methodologies of compassion and cutting-edge science. The aim is to promote the understanding that addiction is the attempt of affected human beings to escape a profound discomfort with themselves and their world.”

 

 

The Gender Identity Center of Colorado – offers many resources including counseling, groups, and much more. 

One Colorado – One Colorado is the state’s leading advocacy organization dedicated to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans and their families. We effectively advocate for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families by lobbying the General Assembly, executive branch, and local governments on issues like safe schools, transgender equality, relationship recognition, and LGBTQ health and human services.

The Center – To engage, empower, enrich, and advance the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community of Colorado.

Hip Chicks Out – a social group for women in Denver was founded in 2005. Since then HipChicksOut created a variety of events including Happy Hours in over 30 of Denver’s chic and hip venues, Kickball Tournaments, Golf and Bike Outings, Pride parties. Recently HipChicksOut created a weekend in San Diego with activities like surfing, Kickball for Charity and comedy show. We love to mix it up!

OUTspokin‘ – OUTspokin’ is an LGBTQ+ cycling organization. Bicyclists of all abilities train together and participate in cycling events throughout Colorado and the United States. OUTspokin’ has presented a strong, positive presence at cycling events including the Courage Classic, the Buffalo Classic, and the MS150 among many others. Most of our riders are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, but our team also includes supportive friends and family of Colorado’s LGBQT community.

GLS Sierra Club – The purpose of the Gay & Lesbian Sierrans is to involve the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community in conservation and environmental efforts by creating outdoor, social, and activist opportunities for GLBT members of the Sierra Club and the greater Colorado community.

Reading and Workbooks:

Relationships
Mindfulness & Meditation
Addiction
My Top Psychology Reads
Eating Disorder
Parenting
LGBTQ+

The ABC’s of LGBT+ – Ashley Mardell

This Book Is Gay – Juno Dawson

Podcasts:

Relationships & Love
Mindfulness & Meditation
Addiction
My Top 5 Favorite Psychology Podcasts

Stan Tatkin: Love, Danger, Deviance and Conflict – This dives deep into love, romance, danger, conflict, fact, fantasy and truth with Dr. Stan Tatkin Dr. Stan Tatkin, a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of a Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT).

Helen Fisher: This Is Your Brain on Sex from On Being – Anthropologist Helen Fisher explores the biological workings of our intimate passions, the brew of chemicals, hormones, and neurotransmitters that make the thrilling and sometimes treacherous realms of love and sex. In the research she does for match.com and her TED Talks that have been viewed by millions of people, she wields science as an entertaining, if sobering, lens on what feel like the most meaningful encounters of our lives. In this deeply personal conversation, she shows how it is possible to take on this knowledge as a form of wisdom and power.

Alain de Botton: The True Hard Work of Love and Relationships from On Being – Alain de Botton is the philosopher and creator of The School of Life. The question we should ask on an early date is, “How are you crazy? I’m crazy like this…” The real work of love that is in the stumbling and evolving, skill and surviving — not in the falling. The joy of flirting. What if the first question we asked on a date were, “How are you crazy? I’m crazy like this”? Philosopher and writer Alain de Botton’s essay “Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person” was one of the most-read articles in The New York Times in recent years. As people and as a culture, he says, we would be much saner and happier if we reexamined our very view of love. Nowhere do we realistically teach ourselves and our children how love deepens and stumbles, survives and evolves over time, and how that process has much more to do with ourselves than with what is right or wrong about our partner. The real work of love is not in the falling, but in what comes after. 

 Brené Brown: Strong Back, Soft Front, Wild Heart from On Being – “When we’re our best selves with each other, I don’t think that’s what’s possible between people; I believe that’s what’s true between people.” A wise thinker and writer, and a sought out teacher by leaders in many fields, Brené Brown is turning her attention ever more to how we walked into the crisis of our life together and how we can move beyond it. Our belonging to one another across every social divide, she says, can never be lost. But it can be forgotten.

Esther Perel: Where Should We Begin? – Step into iconic relationship therapist Esther Perel’s office and listen as 10 anonymous couples in search of insight bare the raw, intimate, and profound details of their story. From infidelity, to sexlessness, to loss, it’s a space for people to be heard and understood. It’s also a place for us to listen and feel empowered in our own relationships.

Tara Brach: Anger: Responding, Not Reacting – Anger is natural, intelligent and necessary for surviving and flourishing. Yet when we are hooked by anger, it causes great personal and collective suffering. This talk explores how to transform patterns of reactivity by bringing a mindful and compassionate attention to the unmet needs that underlie angry reactivity. When we learn how to pause and connect honestly with our inner experience, we are then able to respond to others from our full intelligence and heart.

Tara Brach – Tara Brach, Ph.D is an internationally known meditation teacher and author of bestselling Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. Tara shares a weekly guided meditation and talk that blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices. The podcast addresses the value of mindfulness meditation and self-compassion in relieving emotional suffering, serving spiritual awakening and bringing healing to our world.

SuperSoul with Oprah and Eckhart Tolle – Oprah Winfrey and one of the great spiritual thinkers of our time, Eckhart Tolle, present their 10-part series on Eckhart’s ground-breaking book, “A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose.” For the next 10 Mondays, these insightful and uplifting podcast conversations give you a chapter-by-chapter class on practical teachings to help you discover an enlightened state of consciousness. You’ll learn how to quiet your mind, get your ego in check and live a fully present life. If you’re seeking a more loving self, community and planet, “A New Earth” has the tools to begin your transformation. In the premiere episode, Oprah and Eckhart discuss consciousness, presence and purpose as they relate to chapter one of “A New Earth.” Eckhart also answers questions from people who are reading along in the book.

Meditation Minis Podcast – Guided Meditations for Anxiety and Stress Join host Hypnotherapist Chel Hamilton for short, guided meditations to calm your anxiety, overcome negative thinking, increase your confidence, and more – in 15 minutes or less!

Reinvention, Meditation and Bliss: Light Watkins from Good Life Project – 

That Sober Guy – Host Shane, a recovering alcoholic, interviews a mix of celebrity guests and everyday people who have experienced addiction or felt the impact of drug and/or alcohol use. He focuses on living a positive, healthy, and sober lifestyle, and uses his podcast as a platform for sharing inspiration for others who want to live the same way.

The Bubble Hour –  is co-hosted by four sober women and presents stories, interviews, and conversations designed to give listeners a sense of community and break down the stigmas associated with alcoholism and addiction. Their ultimate mission is to inform and educate, while encouraging people to seek help without feeling isolated or ashamed.

After PartyPod –  is a weekly podcast associated with AfterParty Magazine. This weekly podcast highlights a wide variety of figures in the entertainment industry – musicians, actors, comedians, and writers – who have experience with addiction, sobriety, recovery, and mental illness. Notable past guests include Dr. Drew and Moby.

Recovery Radio – The Recovery Radio Network brings you twelve step speakers and workshops designed for recovering individuals and the people who support them. The speakers share their personal experiences of recovery on the topics of alcoholism, co-dependency, and drug addiction, while our workshops are aimed at helping recovering individuals develop a better understand of twelve step programs. For additional information and articles discussing addiction and treatment go to  www.recoveryradio.net. 

 

Tara Brach – Tara Brach, Ph.D is an internationally known meditation teacher and author of bestselling Radical Acceptance and True Refuge. Tara shares a weekly guided meditation and talk that blend Western psychology and Eastern spiritual practices. The podcast addresses the value of mindfulness meditation and self-compassion in relieving emotional suffering, serving spiritual awakening and bringing healing to our world.

Good Life Project – Inspirational, intimate and disarmingly-unfiltered conversations about living a fully-engaged, fiercely-connected and meaning-drenched life. From iconic world-shakers like Elizabeth Gilbert, Brene Brown, Sir Ken Robinson, Seth Godin and Gretchen Rubin to everyday guests, every story matters.

OnBeing – Groundbreaking Peabody Award-winning conversation about the big questions of meaning, hosted by Krista Tippett.

Therapy Chat – Laura Reagan interviews guests to discuss holistic and alternative approaches used in psychotherapy, counseling, coaching and healing sessions. Be a fly on the wall as therapists discuss the practice of psychotherapy and how they implement self care into their own lives to prevent therapist burnout. Conversations about mindfulness, self compassion, The Daring Way™, EMDR, art therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, other somatic methods, trauma, parenting, attachment will get you thinking deeply about therapy and the universal experience of being human, with all the joy and pain that entails.

The Psychology Podcast – Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman gives you insights into the mind, brain, behavior and creativity. Each episode features a guest who will stimulate your mind, and give you a greater understanding of your self, others, and the world we live in. Hopefully, it also provide a glimpse into human possibility!

ARTICLES

SHORT VIDEOS:

General:
Addiction:
Relationships:

Nature, Beauty, Gratitude – TED Talk, Louie Schwartzberg

The Power of Vulnerability – TED Talk, Brene Brown

This Emotional Life – A Three Part PBS Series

What is Mindfulness? – Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Habits of Happiness – TED Talk, Matthieu Ricard (20.50second video)

Your Elusive Creative Genius – TED Talk, Elizabeth Gilbert (19.28second video)

What I Learned From 100 Days Rejection – TED Talk, Jia Jiang (15.32 second video)

The Meaning of Death – Stephan Jenkinson (6.12second video)

Living for Today – By Steve Jobs (1.53second video)

Cell Phone Use – Louis C.K. Comedy (4.50second video)

How Enlightened People Argue – Educational Comedy Video

The Secret To Desire In A Long Term Relationship – TED Talk, Esther Perel

The Power of Addiction & The Addiction to Power – TED Talk, Gabor Mate

The Social Media Craze – A Creative look by Gary Turk

Wired For Love – Stan Tatkin Interview

The Brain In Love – Helen Fisher

It’s Not About The Nail – Educational Comedy Video (1.41second video)

How Enlightened People Argue – Educational Comedy Video

The Secret To Desire In A Long Term Relationship – TED Talk, Esther Perel