powerful stories AND emerging discoveries

Powered by Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, the Beyond Theory podcast brings you in-depth conversations with firsthand insights from the people on the front lines of mental health and addiction recovery. In each episode, listeners get to hear directly from the world’s leading recovery experts and advocates in their own words as they explore the powerful stories and emerging discoveries shaping behavioral health.

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S1 E1: Jennifer Angier

Meadows Behavioral Healthcare’s Vice President of Addiction Services, Jennifer Angier, sits down with host David Condos to unpack the concepts of grace, mercy, and amends and explore what they can teach us about recovery and the darkness and light found in all humanity.

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S1 E2: GENE ROSS

Gene Ross, Director of Outpatient Services for The Meadows – Dallas, sits down to discuss why our attempts to avoid pain are not only unsuccessful, but can also damage our mental health and lead us to substance use.

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S1 E3: PIA MELLODY

Meadows Senior Fellow Pia Mellody sits down with host David Condos for the first segment of an exclusive two-part conversation. In this episode, she walks us through her early days with The Meadows and how that experience led her to develop the renowned Meadows Model.

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S1 E4: PIA MELLODY

Pia Mellody sits down with host David Condos for the conclusion of this two-part conversation. Today, she takes a deep dive into her model of developmental immaturity and explains how understanding our childhood trauma can help us become more functional adults.

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S1 E5: SELENA STOCKLEY

Serenity View Recovery Center’s Executive Director, Selena Stockley, joins host David Condos to talk about how family dynamics influence our views of addiction and mental health and how we can start the honest conversations that inspire recovery.

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S1 E6: TJ WOODWARD

Spiritual author and speaker TJ Woodward sits down with Meadows editorial director Wendy Lee Nentwig to talk about how awakening our consciousness can help us unlearn the false beliefs that are holding us back.

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S1 E7: STEFANIE CARNES

Meadows Senior Fellow Dr. Stefanie Carnes joins host David Condos to reveal how growing up as the daughter of sex addiction treatment pioneer Patrick Carnes inspired her to reach the women who are often left out of the conversation around intimacy issues.

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S1 E8: STEFANIE CARNES

Dr. Stefanie Carnes joins host David Condos for the conclusion of their two-part conversation. In this episode, she unpacks how intimacy issues develop, how sex addiction hurts partners and families, and how everyone involved can find healing.

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S1 E9: Whitney Howzell

Whitney Howzell, Clinical Director of the Claudia Black Center, sits down with host David Condos to explore the blurred world young adults are growing up in, how that environment affects their development, and how she helps them find connection and support.

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S1 E10: MIKE GURR

Executive Director of The Meadows Ranch, Mike Gurr, joins host David Condos to discuss the life-and-death situations facing women with eating disorders and how his team helps patients and their families build a sustainable, healthy relationship with food.

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S1 E11: Noah benShea

Best-selling author and speaker Noah benShea sits down with Meadows Chief Creative Officer Lee Pepper to unpack why being vulnerable is often the first step toward healing yourself and healing others.

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S1 E12: Aditi Desai

Aditi Desai, yoga teacher at the Meadows Outpatient Center in Silicon Valley, California, sits down with host David Condos to shine a light on yoga’s ability to heal us – not just physically, but also psychologically – and she shares the practical steps she takes to offer yoga to vulnerable populations in a trauma-sensitive way.

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S1 E13: KEVIN MCCAULEY

Meadows Senior Fellow Dr. Kevin McCauley shares the journey he’s traveled from the heights of the US Navy to the depths of a prison cell and explains how that experience drives him to push for changing the justice system’s punitive approach to addiction.

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