“Beyond Risk and Back” is a beacon of hope for parents grappling with the most harrowing challenges of teen parenting. This distinguished podcast, ranking in the top 3% of parenting podcasts globally, serves as an essential resource for mothers, fathers, and caregivers who are on the brink, of dealing with teenagers facing severe issues such as addiction, mental health crises, and the dangers of trafficking. Target Audience: The core listeners are parents—80% mothers—whose teenagers are not just at risk but are in the throes of life-threatening struggles. From dealing with the aftermath of suicide attempts and overdoses to battling the grip of addiction and the scars of abuse, the audience of “Beyond Risk and Back” seeks solace, understanding, and effective strategies to pull their children back from the edge. Content and Format: With over 275 compelling episodes, the podcast features a blend of expert insights and moving personal stories of recovery and resilience. Each episode spotlights survivors of the ”four A’s”—Addiction, Abuse, Assault, and Abandonment—offering their raw, unfiltered experiences to listeners as proof that a turnaround is within reach. Host Profile: The show is anchored by a veteran parent coach with 25 years of experience, who has also established and managed the most successful treatment center for teens in the U.S. for 15 years. His deep expertise provides listeners with tactics to navigate every conceivable family crisis. Scope of Topics: “Beyond Risk and Back” delves into provocative and urgent issues that today’s teens face daily. The range of topics is exhaustive—from the reality of active shooter drills and suicide to the complexities of teen sexuality and the dark world of trafficking. The podcast does not shy away from the gritty truths of video game addiction, pornography, drug abuse, self-harm, and personality disorders, ensuring that there is wisdom and guidance for every parent’s struggle. Mission: The mission is clear: to equip parents with the knowledge and tools to keep their teens alive and guide them toward a healthier future. For the seasoned audience members or those newly seeking guidance, “Beyond Risk and Back” is more than a podcast—it’s a community and a lifeline for parents in the most trying times.
Friday Feb 11, 2022
Friday Feb 11, 2022
Friday Feb 11, 2022
Dr. Heim will quickly become your favorite source for understanding the human condition. He has become mine.
Just listen and you WILL understand.
Dr. Heim is an award-winning Psychiatrist, Music Professor, and Churchill fellow. During his 18 years of continuing psychiatry practice, he has heard the stories of 1000s of people. Combining science, entertainment, and large doses of Australian humor, he speaks from a place of deep compassion and authority on 21st Century Mental Health issues that can affect us all.
Dr. Heim has spoken extensively in both public and corporate forums in the US and Australia and has a natural ability to explain complex mental health issues in lay language, giving practical takeaways that can be actioned straight away. He delivers CLE talks to law firms, talks on mental health to corporate firms and retirement companies.
His writings and public lectures reference medicine and music and cover a range of topics – the mental health crisis, happiness, stress management, neuroplasticity, work/life balance, the pleasure myth – but primarily focus on how to get the right DOSE of brain chemicals to help overcome 21st Century mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, suicide, trauma, personality disorders, and addictions. Dr. Heim includes memorable experiences in his talks, such as music, to keep audiences engaged.
Dr. Heim is an associate senior lecturer at the University of Queensland in the School of Medicine and in music has lectured at Manhattan School of Music, The University of Newcastle, and the University of Wollongong.
He has a Ph.D. from the University of Sydney and has published research articles and music compositions. He is the 2014 recipient of the Newton-John award for innovation and creativity and the 2000 Blackwell Award for Critical Reasoning in Science. His music compositions are played on ABC Classic FM.
Dr. Heim currently lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Australia with his wife Dr. Caroline Heim and he gives virtual lectures all over the world from his professional studio.