“Beyond the Veil” Episode 14: “Brewing Your Own Wolfsbane Potion”

Reading, watching, or listening to fictional characters who reflect us can be a powerful experience for mental health and healing. This week, we spoke with Aniela Schaefer about some of the lessons Remus Lupin has to teach about living with physical and mental illnesses. You can listen to this episode down below or on our podcast page.



On Episode 14, we discuss…

→ TRIGGER WARNING: self-harm mention, 28:40–30:15

→ Growing up with a chronic illness

→ Connections between mental and physical health

→ Connecting deeply with Remus Lupin

→ What would Lupin do?

→ Being an advocate for mental health as a teacher

→ Accidentally discovering the things we love

→ Learning to work with yourself and your abilities

→ Refusing to give in to shame

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.