“Beyond the Veil” Episode 13: “Relationships, Connections, and Harry Potter”

For Mental Health Month in May of 2019, Beyond the Veil is interviewing folks whose work deals with mental health. This week, we spoke with Emily Wilhelm Riley about how she incorporates the Harry Potter series into her social work job. You can listen to this episode down below or on our podcast page.



On Episode 13, we discuss…

→Getting to know people by their Hogwarts Houses

→Opening up about difficult subjects using Patronuses, Dementors, and the Mirror of Erised

→Understanding trauma reactions and understanding Order of the Phoenix Harry

→Relating to Hermione Granger

Harry Potter as a means of social connection

→What was Harry’s early childhood like?

→Jennifer Morris’s Harry Potter Psychotherapy resources

If you have a Potter story you want to share, we’d love for you to join us as a guest on the podcast! Please fill out the form on our website. At the end of every show, we also read anonymous submissions from anyone who doesn’t want to have their name shared with their story. You can also submit anonymous stories through our website.

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Madison Ford

I’m a native Texan currently living in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and our feisty dog Ellie. I’m a poet, a reader, and I host and produce MuggleNet’s mental health Harry Potter podcast, Beyond the Veil. I love rock climbing, hiking, and searching for seashells on Oregon beaches.