Back 2 Life
Psychosis, sobriety and comedy
Lizzie Allan is a comedian, transpersonal counsellor, comedy therapist and recent TEDx talker This is a frank and funny conversation covering mental health, psychosis, phsychiatric hospital, addiction, shame, training as a comedian and finding long term sobriety. Lizzie has done a huge amount of work on herself to heal from her own self stigma and shame and now uses her story and skills to help others to not only heal from their traumatic experiences but also turn them into comedy gold. I couldn't think of a better way to mark Mental Health Awareness Week than by hearing Lizzie's incredible story and her inspirational take on the world!
You can listen to her TEDx talk called "Transform your Shame into Comedy" here ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8ZDqh5J3BU&ab_channel=TEDxTalks
Lizzie's organistaion 'Hilarapy' offering online course and therapy programmes: https://hilarapy.com/
Hilarapy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=hilarapy
To keep updated with all the latest epiosdes and guests you can follow @back2lifepod on instagram.
The host and producer is Milly Chowles.
Artwork by Georgie Thompson
Music composed by Double O