I’m happy to announce that I will have the opportunity to interview the brilliant Psychologist and TED Speaker Eleanor Longden in a few weeks. If you’re not familiar with her work, Eleanor is most popularly known for her TED Talk on how she learned to listen to the voices in her head in order to survive and thrive after being diagnosed with Schizophrenia. In addition to the talk, Eleanor is involved in research, and she also works closely with non-profit organizations to promote recovery-oriented approaches to psychosis and trauma. If you haven’t seen her talk, you can find it here.
Here’s a brief intro from the TED website:
To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. That was until the voices in her head started talking. Initially innocuous, these internal narrators became increasingly antagonistic and dictatorial, turning her life into a living nightmare. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, hospitalized, drugged, Longden was discarded by a system that didn’t know how to help her. Longden tells the moving tale of her years-long journey back to mental health, and makes the case that it was through learning to listen to her voices that she was able to survive.
If you’re familiar with her work and you would like to ask her a question regarding her experience, feel free to write them in the comment box below. I will choose one reader question to ask during the interview. The interview will be posted in the “Creating Change” series within a few weeks.
I look forward to receiving your questions and comments.
Hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season!