The Reluctant Therapist

Elizabeth Barrett is a licensed marriage and family therapist who is concerned with our current approach to mental health in this country. She is also a huge advocate for the national service movement. In fact, if you are one of her students at Cal Poly and you ask for a letter of recommendation, she will most likely tell you  to come back after doing a year of service. Could national service be a solution to the overwhelming pressure, anxiety and disconnection many young people face? Listen into our conversation and check out Elizabeth’s article in the Huffington Post.

Yoga, Intuition and Leadership

Breyn Hibbs felt drawn to Shakti Rising the minute she walked in the door as an intern studying at University of San Diego. After volunteering there for a few months she applied for the AmeriCorps VISTA positions in order to dedicate a whole year to the organization she loved. Now Breyn leads the Oregon “tribe” of Shakti Rising from the “temple” of Sol Alchemy a yoga studio in Bend, OR.


Points of Interest

  • Choosing between academia and working in the field
  • Strengthening your intuition and energetic field (and why this matters for social change)
  • How leadership starts with personal growth



Breyn was the seventh speaker at the Journey to Social Entrepreneurship virtual summit hosted the week of January 18th, 2016.  The recordings are available at the link below.