Authenticity, student support and the ‘hero’s journey’; nostalgia podcast with Lorraine Millard

In the latest episode of he Nostalgia podcast series, Chris Deacy, Reader in Theology and Religious Studies, interviews Lorraine Millard, who has been a therapist for over 30 years and works at the University of Kent as a counsellor within the Student Support and Wellbeing team.

The pair talk about dealing with authenticity, the evolution of student support, the challenges facing students today, studying literature, philosophy and drama, Jungian individuation, cultivating happiness, being ‘present’ for the other person in a counselling context, the importance of storytelling, different conceptions of God and the ‘hero’s journey’, Ed Stewart, Motown, Gilbert O’Sullivan, reggae, Indian chants, being politically active, mindfulness and meditation, being compassionate towards her younger self, and how the things that make us feel alive are often the simplest.

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