Dr. Robert Simpson and Kelli Jacobsen, LCSW join us for an important discussion regarding professional health programs. We review the common myths surrounding PHP's (professional health programs), who qualifies, benefits and some of the barriers that still exist. Hosted by Paula Cook, MD and Darlene Petersen, MD. Resources: If you are a health professional struggling with a substance use disorder or have a colleague who needs help and do not know where to begin contact: The Federation of State Physician Health Programs at https://www.fsphp.org/ Check us out on facebook @Theaddictionfiles or twitter @THEADDICTIONFI1 or Instagram Theaddictionfiles or email us at email@example.com No explicit language but this podcast discusses the abuse and treatment of legal and illegal drugs and may not be appropriate for all listeners.
Welcome back to the Healing Her podcast! Today, I am thrilled to be joined by Jaime Castillo, a licensed clinical social worker and the owner of Find Your Shine Therapy in Tempe, Arizona as well as author of What Happened to Make You Anxious. In this episode, Jaime and I will be talking about intimacy during grief as well as after a miscarriage. Jaime has both personal and professional experience with this topic so she'll share with us a bit about what she's been through. Besides this, we'll also discuss feeling unsafe in your own body, how grief can make intimacy so difficult, and how miscarriage specifically can affect intimacy. Last but not least, Jaime will share some tangible tools with us that you can use to improve communication with your partner during such a difficult and presumably lonely time. I want you to know that there are so many women going through this and you certainly are not alone. Keep listening to hear more. Follow Jaime on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/findyourshinetherapy/ The Healing Her podcast will dish out practical tools, a touch of humor, and a whole lot of heart to help you uncover your way back to yourself and your peace. We will dive deep into the world of healing in a way that's as relatable as chatting with your best friend. I'm Ashley LeMieux, a grief expert whose personal journey and masters degree in health and wellness has provided a whole new view on the world. Let's break down the walls that are keeping us from finding the peace and transformation that we all deserve. Find more resources, Ashley's books, and submit your own question to be answered in an episode here: https://ashleylemieux.com/healing-her/
This week's episode is the first of several that will air during October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Susan Guthrie welcomes returning guest Dr. Christine Cocchiola! Dr. Cocchiola previously joined Susan on episodes about Coercive Control and Post-Seperation Abuse. In this episode, Dr. Cocchiola shares the dark underpinnings of a coercive controller and how you can work to protect yourself and your children. Dr. Christine Marie Cocchiola, DSW, LCSW, is a Coercive Control Educator, Researcher, and survivor. She is a tenured college professor who has been teaching social work for the last 20 years. She has been a social justice advocate since she was 19, volunteering for a local domestic violence/sexual assault agency. Her expertise is in coercive control and the traumatic experiences of adult and child victims, researching and developing training on these topics nationally and internationally. Topics and Golden Nuggets include: Dr. Cocchiola provides a primer on coercive control The cause of characterological traits of a coercive controller Why it is important to understand the cycle of coercive control The role of being the protective parent How character traits of an abuser impact both the judicial process and, most importantly, further harm adult victims and survivors Some Golden Nugget tips for victims and words of wisdom: “You never have to carry shame for your experiences. Do what you need to do to protect yourself.” **************************************** About this week's special guest: Dr. Christine Cocchiola Dr. Christine Marie Cocchiola, DSW, LCSW, is a Coercive Control Educator, Researcher, and survivor. She is a tenured college professor who has been teaching social work for the last 20 years. She has been a social justice advocate since she was 19, volunteering for a local domestic violence/sexual assault agency. Her expertise is in coercive control and the traumatic experiences of adult and child victims, researching and developing training on these topics nationally and internationally. Most importantly, Dr. Cocchiola is a protective parent. Through her clinical expertise, research, and personal experiences, she understands the impact of coercive control on children. She coaches victims and survivors as they navigate parenting their harmed children. She has created programming to educate Allies, including protective parents, clinicians, coaches, and court professionals, on the experiences of children victims of the coercive controller. Dr. Cocchiola's website: https://coercivecontrolconsulting.com Dr. Cocchiola on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.cocchiola_coercivecontrol/ Perfect Prey Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/perfect-prey-podcast/id1704962170 ***************************************** THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: SOBERLINK Thriving in divorce and beyond means not having to worry about the safety of your children when it comes to co-parenting. With alcohol abuse on the rise, many co-parents are turning to the system committed to providing proof, protection, and peace of mind. Soberlink's alcohol monitoring system is the most convenient, reliable, and reasonable way for a parent to provide evidence that they are not drinking during parenting time. Soberlink's real-time alerts, facial recognition, and tamper detection ensure the integrity of each test, so you can be confident your kids are with a sober parent. With Soberlink, judges rest assured that your child is safe, attorneys get court-admissible evidence of sobriety, and both parents have empowerment and peace of mind. Pull back the curtain on the mysteries of parenting time and trust The Experts in Remote Alcohol Monitoring Technology™ to keep you informed and your kids safe and secure. To download the addiction and children resource page that I developed with Soberlink, visit www.Soberlink.com/Susan ________________________ THE DIVORCE COALITION The Divorce Coalition promotes awareness of both domestic violence and domestic violence recovery. We are here to inspire healing and change. We are the voice of many. The Divorce Coalition comprises all your favorite podcasters, bloggers, influencers, and more. We joined together to raise awareness and provide information and resources to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse in our world. Founded by Beverly Price of Her Empowered Divorce, Kate Anthony of the Divorce Survival Guide, and Susan Guthrie of Divorce & Beyond. We have gathered our friends and colleagues to amplify our voices to reach as many people as possible. Visit the coalition webpage at www.divorcecoalition.com to find resources, including the many podcast episodes and blog articles on the topic from all our members and many other ways to help donate and find assistance. Together, we can make a difference and let domestic violence survivors know they are not alone. Visit the website at www.DivorceCoalition.com. 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My guest is an absolute powerhouse of a woman, Betsy Murphy. Betsy is the author of several popular books, including the "Autobiography of an Orgasm" and "Write On: A Daily Writing Practice for Anyone with a Story to Tell." Betsy is a screenwriter, performer, speaker, writing coach, and guide for women to help retrieve the hidden parts of their stories. She discusses the things most people don't want to talk about, but does so in a way that makes you feel comfortable being part of the conversation. I found several key takeaways in our discussion, including how gratitude can keep us alive, how feeling it all is necessary, and why we need to pay attention to the footprints. I'm confident you'll find valuable inspiration here, too. Thank you for listening! CONNECT WITH BETSY MURPHY Website: http://betsybmurphy.com/ Instagram: @Betsybmurphy ++++++++++++++++++ For me and many others, journaling has been a life-changing practice. Sometimes you can grab a pen and any sheet of paper and the thoughts flow easily. But if you're feeling blocked and having trouble finding the clarity you need, consider using the Treasured Journal. The Treasured Journal includes questions, prompts, and sentence stems to help you organize your thoughts and feelings. Get the journal and its companion meditation guide at the link below. THE TREASURED JOURNAL - https://danielleireland.com/journal Feel free to reach out with any questions, comments, or experiences you want to share. I would love to hear from you! If you liked this episode, please rate, review, and subscribe. Your feedback helps me increase the value of this program and makes it easier for others to find us. This episode originally aired as #90 on November 1, 2021. CONNECT WITH DANIELLE Website: danielleireland.com Instagram: @danielleireland_LCSW Facebook: @danielleireland_LCSW
Join host Tess Connolly LCSW in an enlightening conversation with Dr. Mitch Abblett, a private practice clinical psychologist, author, consultant, and national/international speaker. Dr. Abblett's latest book, "Prizeworthy: How to Meaningfully Connect, Build Character, and Unlock the Potential of Every Child" (Shambhala Publications), is aimed at parents, educators, and helping professionals. ⭐Explore the fascinating journey of Dr. Mitch Abblett's career and how it led him to his mission of helping parents and teenagers. ⭐️ Dive deep into the world of mindfulness with Tess and Mitch, discussing its meaning and how it can profoundly benefit parents navigating the challenges of raising tweens and teens. ⭐ Learn about the concept of "managing the charge" in parenting and discover how awareness of it can strengthen your parenting skills. ⭐Delve into the emotional aspects of parenting as Tess and Mitch discuss the grief that often accompanies this profound journey. ⭐Gain insights into incorporating mindfulness practices into your daily life to enhance your parenting skills and nurture meaningful connections with your children. ⭐ ️ Mitch is most grateful for any opportunity to talk about mindfulness to bring more awareness forward and less judgement. Find out more about Dr. Mitch Abblett here
Episode #150 Catherine Moore, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California. She is the owner of the Rise Directory, which is for Clinical Supervisors receiving consultation groups for the Rise Directory group members. Catherine has one of the top social work podcasts in the world, Social Workers Rise. She has recently been doing speaking engagements. She recently was a speaker at the Social Work Entrepreneur Summit and will be speaking at the upcoming Social Work Wealth Summit which will be held on October 19th and October 20th. We discuss her secret on getting these speaking engagements. We discuss ways social workers can make money with needing a social work license. Catherine can be found on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/socialworkersrise Follow the podcast on Social Media: IG: https://www.instagram.com/thesocialworkrantspodcast Twitter/X: https://www.twitter.com/socialworkrants Facebook/Meta: https://www.facebook.com/thesocialworkrantspodcast Get your podcast t-shirt and hoodie at Triumphthroughpain.myshopify.com
In this episode of the Psychedelic Medicine Podcast, Erica Siegal, LCSW returns to discuss the important topic of supporting survivors of psychedelic abuse. Erica is a psychedelic-assisted psychotherapist, community organizer, and harm reduction advocate. In 2019 she founded NEST Harm Reduction, a California-based mental health and psychedelic support organization that provides psychotherapy, outreach, education, and integration. Erica also recently founded SHINE Collective to support survivors of psychedelic harm and abuse. In this conversation, Erica unpacks the complexities around various forms of abuse that exist in psychedelic spaces. One major form of abuse she identifies is financial coercion, where clients of psychedelic facilitators come to feel that one's spiritual access has a paywall, or that they are having to make major financial decisions while under altered states of consciousness. Erica also discusses problematic sexual and romantic dynamics that can arise, drawing a clear line in the sand that there should never be any form of sexual contact between psychedelic facilitators and clients. In closing, she shares more about the work SHINE Collective is doing to support survivors of psychedelic abuse, and discusses ways that listeners can help support this important work. In this episode: What inspired Erica to start SHINE Collective Issues of financial coercion in psychedelic spaces Different forms of spiritual abuse Ways identify the dynamics of spiritual abuse and guard against them Why Erica is skeptical of husband-wife teams of psychedelic therapists or facilitators Issues of sexual dynamics between psychedelics facilitators and clients Training and integration needed prior to skillfully and safely facilitating psychedelic experiences What SHINE Collective is doing to support survivors of psychedelic harm Quotes: “You also see people who are like ‘oh well if you want to keep working with me it's this price' and then all of a sudden the access to psychedelics—the spiritual access—now becomes ‘well I have to be paying this person $1,000 a month to just be on their mailing list because they are the person that is acting as the point between me and my spiritual access.'” [11:19] “If you're facilitating, you should have a consultation group of other facilitators in which you consistently welcome constructive feedback. … And be able to have case consultations, and be able to have reflection.” [26:43] “Psychedelic facilitators should not be having sex with people they are facilitating psychedelic ceremonies for.” [30:35] Links: NEST Harm Reduction website NEST Harm Reduction on Instagram NEST Harm Reduction on Twitter SHINE Collective website SHINE Collective on Instagram Erica on LinkedIn Erica on Instagram Previous episode: Avoiding the Traps of Psychedelic Self-Absorption with Adam Aronovich, PhD(c) Article by Jules Evans and Joseph Holcomb Adams: “Blurred Lines: improving the ethics of psychedelic fund-raising” The Emerald Podcast by Joshua Michael Schrei on Spotify Psychedelic Medicine Association Porangui
The Peace & Prosperity Podcast is a bi-weekly conversation with Jason Phillips, LCSW, licensed therapist and confidence expert in Raleigh, NC, discussing all things related to self-love and self-confidence, and how we can improve ourselves personally and professionally.Here's a peak of what to expect in this episode:Have you ever found yourself concealing your emotions after a grievous loss? Are you, like many high achievers, trying to maintain an image of strength and resilience in the face of adversity? I'm Jason Phillips, a Therapist and Confidence Expert, and I've seen this all too often in my clients. It's an unspoken struggle many of us grapple with, but acknowledging and expressing the grief, sadness, depression, and guilt that comes with such a loss is not only okay but necessary. Let's pause and reflect on the importance of emotional honesty in our healing process. We'll discuss the effects of internalized grief and how you can take the first steps towards overcoming it.Moving forward, we'll also address another significant issue high achievers face – anxiety. We'll step into the daunting realm of managing anxiety and building confidence. I'll share practical advice and insights, reminding you that it is okay to ask for professional help if needed. Together, we'll navigate the path of self-affirmation and reassessment of priorities. This episode is not just about shedding light on these unspoken challenges but offering guidance and encouragement to those wrestling with them. Hop in and join me on this journey towards emotional healing and self-discovery - a conversation that expands into mental health and personal growth. It's time we tackled these issues head-on.To stay connected with Jason and learn about coaching, connect with Jason on social media:Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jphillipsmsw/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/jphillipsmswVisit Jason's website for a consultation:jasonlphillips.comDownload your FREE Confidence Guide to have practical steps towards building your confidence at stepstoconfidence.comSupport the show
✅ Learn more about the course here: https://www.agentsofchangeprep.com Meagan Mitchell, the founder of Agents of Change, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been providing individualized and group test prep for the ASWB for over 5 years. From all of this experience helping others pass their exams, she created a course to help you prepare for and pass the ASWB exam! Find more from Agents of Change here: ► Agents of Change Website: https://agentsofchangeprep.com ► Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aswbtestprep ► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agentsofchangeprep/
Embodiment for the Rest of Us - Season 3, Episode 11: Fawn McCool and Lisa Daughters Chavonne (she/her) and Jenn (she/her) interviewed Fawn McCool (she/her) and Lisa Daughters (she/her) about their embodiment journeys. Fawn McCool (she/her pronouns), is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a private practice based in Portland, Oregon. Her therapeutic approach is warm, nurturing, collaborative, engaged, and nerdy. She loves brain science so there MIGHT be some mention of neural plasticity or blaming of neural pathways along the way. She will shame the patriarchy, never you. As an LCSW, she has worked in a variety of settings providing skilled trauma-informed services to families, women and children. She offers clinical therapeutic services in Tigard, OR and enjoys working with a wide variety of issues including but not limited to: trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, perinatal/postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, infant loss, and fertility issues. She received her Masters of Social Work degree at California State University, Los Angeles in 2006. Her professional credentials include certification in Interpersonal Neurobiology through Portland State University and is Ample & Rooted trained. Additionally, she has had the honor of presenting at several professional conferences focused on Neonatal Intensive Care Unit experiences, neuroscience & birth trauma, and behavioral health counseling in school based health centers. She is an anti-racist, LGBTQ+ affirming, and HAES provider. * Lisa Daughters (she/her) is a HAES-aligned fat-positive, LGBTQIA+ allied, social justice informed Expressive Arts Therapist. She works with fat folx, LGBTQIA+ community, grief/loss, fertility struggles and pregnancy loss, relationship challenges, family dynamics - these are all near and dear to her. She has been serving clients as a professional counselor for 12 years, working with a variety of settings and concerns. She works from a person-centered approach, using humor, mindfulness, and acceptance as tools of healing and transformation. She believes in the need to broaden our view from seeing individual struggles as collective, moving towards solutions that foster interdependence and equity. She approaches counseling as a co-creation, and considers her role to be an insightful companion through the process. She trusts the inherent wholeness of each individual. I have specific training in Expressive Arts Therapy, which utilizes art-making as therapeutic. Lisa is strongly anti-diet and diet-culture. She is involved in the fat liberation movement. And it's impossible to talk about body politics without talking about racism, misogyny, and ableism. She is anti-capitalist, and anti-racist. She loves animals and spent years before becoming a therapist working with animals. She believes current social and economic structures have stripped our sense of community and our emotional experiences have been villainized and pathologized to the point that mental health is a growing challenge. She thinks it's a disservice to focus only on individual health without also addressing community. She does not believe in the paternalistic dynamic that she has seen in the mental health world, and she thinks to do my work well she has to be continually learning. Content Warning: discussion of privilege, discussion of diet culture, discussion of fatphobia, discussion of racism, discussion of fatphobia in the career space, discussion of mental health, discussion of chronic medical issues Trigger Warnings: 39:23: Lisa discusses getting bariatric surgery The captions for this episode can be found at https://embodimentfortherestofus.com/season-3/season-3-episode-11-fawn-mccool-and-lisa-daughters/#captions A few highlights: 15:05: Fawn and Lisa shares their understanding of embodiment and their own embodiment journeys 1:07:56: Fawn and Lisa discuss how the pandemic has affected their embodiment practices Links from this episode: All Cats Are On The Autism Spectrum All Dogs Have ADHD Bibliotherapy Brianne Benness Depersonalization Derealization Dr. Dan Siegel Executive Functioning The Family Experience of PDA Girls on the Run Kymber Stephenson Neurodivergence Persistent Drive for Autonomy (PDA) Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria Music: “Bees and Bumblebees (Abeilles et Bourdons), Op. 562” by Eugène Dédé through the Creative Commons License Please follow us on social media: Website: embodimentfortherestofus.com Twitter: @embodimentus Instagram: @embodimentfortherestofus
This week, Christie sits down with Clarice Hassan to discuss mental health within the context of new motherhood. Clarice shares how her own personal experiences of becoming a mother informed her passion to focus her work on maternity mental health. They delve into the challenges of balancing one's aspirations and desires with the demands of this new, life-changing role. They also talk about navigating the differences in parenting values from those of the previous generation and how empowering it can be to learn, unlearn, remake, and discover new personal values along the way.Clarice Hassan (she/her), LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker in California and New York, running both a private practice and a growing group practice, Phronetic Psychotherapy LCSW PC. She identifies as Asian and has focused on maternity and paternity mental health, as well as parenthood transitions, especially in the past few years since becoming a parent herself. Connect with Clarice: https://www.onlinetherapyny.org/ Bridges Mental Health is a stigma-free hub for Asians, Pacific Islanders, and South Asian Americans (APISA) to discuss, navigate, and seek mental health care.Find a Therapist.Join our Clinician Community. Write to us with comments & questions, we'd love to hear from you.@email@example.com/bridgesmhCover photo by Janice ChungTheme music by Will Marshall
This episode is sponsored by Alma. Alma is on a mission to simplify access to high-quality, affordable mental health care by giving providers the tools they need to build thriving in-network private practices. When providers join Alma, they gain access to insurance support, teletherapy software, client referrals, automated billing and scheduling tools, and a vibrant community of clinicians who come together for education, training, and events.Sign up today at https://helloalma.comWhat is Somatic therapy? How can we begin to recognize that the body and mind are interconnected and by working with the body, we can achieve emotional healing?MEET Maira HolzmannMaira Holzmann, LCSW, is a body-based, somatically trained trauma therapist specializing in helping adults heal from childhood trauma. Committed to the vision of ending the consequences of trauma from being passed on to future generations, she understands the importance of including the body as an ally in the healing process. Maira is passionate about a therapeutic touch modality called Coregulating Touch that deeply supports healing the nervous system and healing relational trauma. Maira runs a group psychotherapy practice called Somatic Therapy Partners (STP) whose focus is on healing the nervous system, nurturing resilience, and increasing a client's healthy connection with their body.Find out more at Somatic Therapy Partners and connect with Maira on Instagram & Facebook IN THIS PODCAST:What does it mean to be embodied? 3:38What role does physical touch play in mental & physical wellness? 8:47What are the benefits of co-regulating touch? 13:30What are the ethical considerations when using touch in therapy? 18:26What Does It Mean To Be Embodied?The importance of listening to the information that your body is trying to give youHow to help clients come more into their bodyWhat is Joyspotting?Learning how to feel our positive lived experiencesWhat Role Does Physical Touch Play In Mental & Physical Wellness?The importance of understanding the early impacts of traumaCreating safety when using touch with clientsWhat is co-regulating touch?How to help clients understand how their nervous system functionsWhat Are The Benefits Of Co-Regulating Touch?The importance of self-compassionWhat is attunement?Helping your clients to identify what is “safe enough,” for themWhat Are The Ethical Considerations When Using Touch In Therapy?What are consent-based exercises?The importance of asking your clients for consent every timeRecognizing what your client's body language is saying during sessionWhat are some of the misconceptions about somatic therapy?What is somatic tracking?Connect With MeInstagram @holisticcounselingpodcastFacebookJoin the private Facebook groupSign up for my free email course:
Guest Ann Robinson, LCSW joins Allison in today's episode to discuss how work/life balance has become weaponized, how to get your needs met without hustling, plus how to push through the discomfort of downtime. Sponsored by: Heard: Use promo code ABUNDANCE for 1 month freeSponsored by: TherapyNotes®: Use promo code Abundant for 2 months free To learn more about today's guest, visit https://www.abundancepracticebuilding.com/blog. Why put off success? Join the Abundance Party today & get 75% off your 1st month with coupon code PODCAST: https://www.abundancepracticebuilding.com/abundanceparty
Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. developed the high conflict personality theory to explain the driving forces behind people who present the most challenging behaviors. He is an expert on managing disputes involving high-conflict situations and 5 high conflict personality types, including a subset of those with narcissistic, borderline, antisocial, histrionic, and paranoid personality disorders. He has trained over 200,000 professionals in 10 countries on understanding and managing high-conflict disputes, including lawyers, judges, mediators, managers, human resource professionals, businesspersons, healthcare administrators, college administrators, law enforcement, therapists, and others. As an attorney, Bill was a Certified Family Law Specialist in California and the Senior Family Mediator at the National Conflict Resolution Center in San Diego. Before becoming an attorney in 1992, he was a Licensed Clinical Social worker with twelve years of experience providing therapy to children, adults, couples, and families in psychiatric hospitals and outpatient clinics. He serves on the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution faculty at the Pepperdine University School of Law. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle Law School in Australia. In 2021, Bill received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Professional Family Mediators.Bill has a popular blog on the Psychology Today website with over 3.5 million views and is the author and co-author of twenty books on high-conflict personalities, including two award winners (see all books here):A Quote From this Episode"About 10% of people have these extreme behaviors, and they don't stop themselves and they are dysfunctional."Resources Mentioned in This EpisodeBook: Calming Upset People with EARBook: 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your LifeBook: It's All YOUR Fault! 12 Tips for Managing People Who Blame Others for EverythingBook: The Sociopath Next Door by StoutSeries - The StaircaseAbout The International Leadership Association (ILA)The ILA was created in 1999 to bring together professionals interested in studying, practicing, and teaching leadership. Plan for ILA's 25th Global Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, October 12-15, 2023.About The Boler College of Business at John Carroll UniversityBoler offers four MBA programs – 1 Year Flexible, Hybrid, Online, and Professional. Each MBA track offers flexible timelines and various class structure options (online, in-person, hybrid, asynchronous). Boler's tech core and international study tour opportunities set these MBA programs apart. Rankings highlighted in the intro are taken from CEO Magazine.About Scott J. AllenWebsiteMy Approach to HostingThe views of my guests do not constitute "truth." Nor do they reflect my personal views in some instances. However, they are views to consider, and I hope they help you clarify your perspective. Nothing can replace your reflection, research, and exploration of the topic.
There were more than 100,000 overdose deaths in 2022 in the US. So far this year, 2023, there have been 15,878 overdose deaths in New Jersey. One Princeton House therapist was directly affected when she lost a loved one. Join Andy Dean, LCSW as he interviews Sarah Devries, Senior Therapist and Team Coordinator, and Sarah Carstens, Clinical Director for Addiction Services, of Princeton House Behavioral Health. Carstens and Devries are both Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselors. For more information on Penn Medicine – Princeton House Behavioral Health: Princeton House Behavioral Health (princetonhcs.org) Follow us on Facebook! facebook.com/princetonhousebh
In this episode, we speak with Mariel Benjamin, LCSW, about how parenting is currently based in a feeling of fear - fear of messing up one's children, fear of being judged by others, and fear of failing in helping children reach their full potential. As we speak about, this fear can be detrimental for many reasons. When in a state of fear, we make decisions based on limited information and lots of emotion. This fear-based parenting can have a number of negative consequences for ourselves and our children. We further discuss how to avoid fear-based parenting. Mariel is DIrector of Groups at Cooper, DIrector of Programs at The Mount Sinai Parenting Center and on faculty at the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount SInai. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience at Mount Sinai Medical Center working with families and children. She received her B.A. and B.S. summa cum laude from Northwestern University and her Master's Degree in Social Work from New York University. She is also a trained facilitator of Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs. For more information on Mariel and Cooper please visit @your_cooper on instagram and yourcooper.com
Jenna Schloss is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Illinois. She treats mainly clients suffering from OCD, but also tackles generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and other related illnesses. Her approach to treating said disorders cover many grounds as she uses Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptant and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Although she may sound like your textbook psychotherapist, she believes that laughter is an essential part of life and mental health. This translates to how she tailor-makes her approach to each individual and their own personal goal. If you book a session with Jenna, don't forget to give her executive assistant, Maddie, a belly-rub (she's a dog). In this episode we talk about: ◾️ Anxiety and white knuckling ◾️ Acceptance in therapy vs. acceptance in day-to-day life ◾️ The impact of the "pause" after acknowledging the presence of OCD Find Jenna here: @ocdchicago Find Zach here : zachwesterbeck.com @zach_westerbeck This podcast is made possible by NOCD. NOCD offers effective, affordable, and convenient OCD therapy. NOCD therapists are trained in Exposure Response Prevention, or ERP, therapy, the gold standard treatment for OCD. With NOCD, you can do virtual, live face-to-face video sessions with one of their licensed, specialty-trained therapists, and they accept most major insurance plans. If your insurance isn't covered, mention discount code ZACH100 for a special $100 rate for the next two months. To find out more about NOCD, visit zachwesterbeck.com/virtual-ocd-therapy/ to book a free 15-minute call.
Rebecca Weston, LCSW and JD is a metro-New York psychotherapist and co-president of the Climate Psychology Alliance of North America. She supports climate-aware mental health practitioners and professionals on the front lines of climate work. She's also written multiple pieces and spoken on the mental health impacts of the climate crisis, and how other systems of inequity affect climate mental issues. Resources from this episode:What is climate psychology?Visit Rebecca Weston's website.Learn more about the work of Climate Psychology Alliance of North AmericaFind more information on Climate Cafes.Watch Renee Lertzman's TED Talk.Read more of Renee Lertzman's work. For those dealing with burnout, Weston recommends reading the work of Rebecca Solnit. Read the Newsweek piece that Weston co-authored on “climate silence.” Check out EDF's Green Jobs Hub.Related episodes:Yes, you can turn your climate anxiety into meaningful actionHow to green any job with Project Drawdown's Jamie Beck AlexanderHow a psychology major is on the frontlines of decarbonizing a global industry***
On this week's episode of Enneagram IRL, we meet with Amanda Steed. Amanda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) serving Texas, Colorado, and Washington through her private practice - Unfolding Collective - Therapy & Consulting. With a mission to facilitate healing and wholeness, Amanda believes in the power of establishing trusting relationships as the cornerstone of therapy.Her therapeutic approach is rooted in trauma-informed care and attachment-focused techniques. Amanda has completed Level One IFS training, is EMDR-certified and an EMDR consultant in training. She trusts these evidence-based modalities to guide her clients through core wound healing, creating new pathways in the brain, and empowering them to regain a fulfilling life. She specializes in working with spiritual trauma, anxiety disorders, ADHD, and codependency.While Amanda takes her work very seriously, she does not take herself seriously and enjoys being silly as often as possible. Sign up for IFS Demo Group for TherapistsSign up for EMDR+IFS Consultation Groups
Kate Kennett is a mother, SCUBA diver, whale enthusiast, content creator, entrepreneur, and life and business coach who wants to help you realize your passion and expand your reach so that you can live a life you deserve. She is a disruptor in the best sense of the term. As a coach, Kate speaks from experience. She knows the value of taking risks, facing change head-on, learning from mistakes, and saying “yes” even when you don't feel ready. She believes in asking yourself “why” until no more “why” is left. We talk about dreams and goals and how to manage the journey in between. How do we stay inspired? What about the steps needed to get to the goal? Can we just ignore the naysayers? Where can we find accountability? Kate is an absolute delight and her experiences make for great conversation. Thank you for listening! CONNECT WITH KATE LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/itskate-16a327193/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/content_monkey/?hl=en ++++++++++++++++ For me and many others, journaling has been a life-changing practice. Sometimes you can grab a pen and any sheet of paper and the thoughts flow easily. But if you're feeling jammed up and having trouble finding the clarity you need, consider using the Treasured Journal. The Treasured Journal includes questions, prompts, and sentence stems to help you organize your thoughts and feelings. Get the journal and its companion meditation guide at the link below. THE TREASURED JOURNAL - https://danielleireland.com/journal Feel free to reach out with any questions, comments, or experiences you want to share. I would love to hear from you! If you liked this episode, please rate, review, and subscribe. Your feedback helps me increase the value of this program and makes it easier for others to find us. This episode originally aired as #79 on January 27, 2021. CONNECT WITH DANIELLE Website: danielleireland.com Instagram: @danielleireland_LCSW Facebook: @danielleireland_LCSW
Autistic kids and teens can become despondent or suicidal. When this happens, we need to take it as seriously as with anyone else. In today's podcast, Mara and I will explore the distinction between self-injurious behavior and suicidality in autistic children, communication patterns related tosuicide, the screening process for identifying suicidality, and the different levels of care required to effectively address this issue.CME: Take the CME Post-Test for this EpisodePublished On: 09/25/2023Duration: 21 minutes, 07 secondsJoshua Feder, MD, and Mara Goverman, LCSW, have disclosed no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
My guest today helps us understand reproductive trauma, what it looks like, and how to recognize it. She explains the difference between trauma and PTSD, how these conditions can show up in the reproductive period, and how they can impact individuals, partnerships, and families. Most importantly, her message is one of hope because there are proven ways to heal from reproductive trauma, and that's the overriding theme of today's episode. Join us to learn more! Bethany Warren is a psychotherapist in private practice in San Diego who has worked in reproductive mental health for 25 years. She has authored The Pregnancy and Postpartum Mood Workbook and Healing from Reproductive Trauma. She is certified in EMDR therapy and perinatal mental health, specializing in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, birth and reproductive trauma, pregnancy loss, and infertility. She's also an EMDRIA-approved consultant and facilitates EMDR training. She is a current member and previously served as the President of the Board of the Postpartum Health Alliance. Beth joined us for three previous episodes: 15-Postpartum OCD, 107-EMDR for Perinatal Mental Health, and 216-Understanding Attachment and Bonding. Visit our podcast archives to find these episodes. Show Highlights: Understanding trauma vs. PTSD How psychological and trauma-related words are often overused and misused in pop culture What PTSD might look like How people can experience trauma in the perinatal journey Why we need to recognize and validate ALL reproductive trauma—not just birth trauma Thoughts on triggers—and why some people are triggered by the word “trigger” How to be mindful of social media posts and the tendency to dissociate How partners can also experience reproductive trauma and shouldn't be overlooked How reproductive trauma impacts people through grief and loss How to begin the healing journey with treatment, therapy, new skills, and support groups Resources: Connect with Beth: Website and Instagram Visit our Mom & Mind podcast archives to find other episodes with Beth: 15-Postpartum OCD, 107-EMDR for Perinatal Mental Health, and 216-Understanding Attachment and Bonding. Visit www.postpartum.net for resources and support! Visit www.postpartum.net/professionals/certificate-trainings/ for information on the grief course. Visit my website, www.wellmindperinatal.com, for more information, resources, and courses you can take today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week we are talking with Dan Maigler, LCSW about Emotional Support Animals (ESA). How is an ESA different from a therapy animal? What qualifications do we need as a mental health provider to write an ESA letter? Who benefits from having an ESA? What kind of training is available for therapists to confidently write an ESA letter for their client? ... and more!Learn more about Paws for Patrick here. Dan Maigler is a school social worker, therapist in private practice, host of the Not Allowed to Die Podcast about mental health, and the Mental Health Advisor for Paws for Patrick, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the love of animals to the people who need it the most. Paws for Patrick helps young people with mental health issues to acquire emotional support animals and connects them with therapists who will write pro-bono ESA letters for those who qualify. Emotional Support Animals | Paws for PatrickNot Allowed to Die on Apple Podcasts ____________________________________ Tap Here to Subscribe to the Social Workers, Rise! Email Resource List Tap Here to shop career courses for Social Workers. ____________________________________ Thank you to our SPONSORS RISE Directory - A national directory of Clinical Supervisors who are looking to help the next generation of Clinical Social Workers GROW. Therapist Development Center (TDC) Homepage TDC Continuing Education Courses On The Edge of Life: An Introduction to Treating Suicidality Use the code SWRISE10 at checkout to receive 10% off --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/socialwork/support
"Therapy Rambling" may sound intimidating, but y'all will love our special guest and dear friend, Paige Bledsoe, LCSW. Paige has spent the last 21 years helping teenagers and adults heal their wounded hearts, minds and souls. In this episode, we talk specifically about imposter syndrome, inner child wounds, and how to find healing from the traumas we all experience. This episode is packed with practical, helpful information and is a conversation well worth listening to! You can learn more about Paige and connect with her on the iMInd website here Paige's recommendations: If you need help finding a therapist, Paige recommends the following websites: Psychology Today and Choosing Therapy The Journey to Secure Attachment - learn how your attachment style impacts all of your relationships (includes great diagrams) The Attachment Project - great resource for learning your attachment style; great workbooks Learn more about your inner child and internal family systems from the IFS Institute Order Richard Schwartz book No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model Brene Brown's website Learn more about Mindfulness Proverbs 16:24: "Kind words are like honey— sweet to the soul and healthy for the body." We LOVE connecting with you! Join our Facebook group • Follow us on Instagram • Follow us on TikTok • Follow us on Pinterest
Communicating about death and end of life topics can be scary. For both clinicians and family members who care for people with serious illness (like cancer and dementia) it can be tough to know how to raise issues related to mortality, end of life decisions, and beliefs about what happens after death.Lisa Pahl, LCSW co-created the Death Deck and the EOL Deck to help facilitate communication about death and end of life issues in a non-threatening, light, and even fun way. In this week's episode she tells us what inspired her to create these "games" and how they can be used. You'll get valuable communication tips when she reads some of the cards.You will leave the episode wanting to play with the Death Deck!You can get the deck and reach Lisa here: www.thedeathdeck.com.Let's master the art of whole-person serious illness care together,- Dr. Cwww.integrativepalliative.comP.S. Please forward an episode of The Integrative Palliative Podcast to a colleague - help me spread the word!Helping you to find joy in your work as you help your seriously ill patients to thrive. Free Guide for Clinicians:Adding Integrative Medicine To Your Practicehttps://trainings.integrativepalliative.com/pl/2147657852Free Guide for You if Your Loved One Is Ill:The 10 Best Ways to Help When Your Loved One Has A Serious Illnesshttps://trainings.integrativepalliative.com/pl/2147661904 Please review this podcast wherever you listen and forward your favorite episode to a friend! Thanks for helping me spread the word about heart-centered care for people with complex and serious illness, using all the tools that work.I'm thrilled to be listed in Feedspot's top 15 palliative podcasts!https://blog.feedspot.com/palliative_care_podcasts/
In this episode of The Healers Café, Manon Bolliger, FCAH, CBHT (facilitator and retired naturopath with 30+ years of practice) speaks with Rebecca Kase about her work with EMDR to help clients feel and release stored trauma. For the transcript and full story go to: https://www.drmanonbolliger.com/rebecca-kase Highlights from today's episode include: Rebecca Kase 02:31 I think that one of my biggest lessons is, you have to feel to heal. And, you know, in our Western society, we get so infatuated with nervous system hacks, and here's a magic pill, or here's a magical intervention, and it'll fix this right away. And that's, that's just not how our neurobiology works. Rebecca Kase And that's kind of the heart of trauma and PTSD and trauma responses is that your nervous system was overwhelmed. And it hasn't been able to really digest the experience. And so, the past remains the present. Rebecca Kase So, in EMDR, we focus on we identify the specific memories that are correlated with the symptoms that you're really wanting to address in therapy. And there's a process that you go through with your therapist to kind of uncover some of those memories. ABOUT REBECCA KASE: Rebecca Kase is a force of nature. Her warmth and authenticity make her a natural teacher and leader. She is an LCSW, yoga instructor, and EMDR trainer and consultant. Rebecca owns Kase & CO, an EMDR training and consultation business. Her expertise in polyvagal theory and supporting therapists to become more resilient makes her lectures refreshingly informative and dynamically engaging. Rebecca lives in Washington state with her husband and four fur babies. Core purpose/passion: Trauma healing and befriending the nervous system. I love helping people learn how to unlock and harness the healing power of the nervous system on their life journey. I incorporate EMDR, yoga, mindfulness, and polyvagal theory into my clinical work- as they are all amazing techniques for working with our neurobiology. KaseandCo.com | Rebeccakase.com | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | ABOUT MANON BOLLIGER, FCAH, CBHT As a recently De-Registered board-certified naturopathic physician & in practice since 1992, I've seen an average of 150 patients per week and have helped people ranging from rural farmers in Nova Scotia to stressed out CEOs in Toronto to tri-athletes here in Vancouver. My resolve to educate, empower and engage people to take charge of their own health is evident in my best-selling books: 'What Patients Don't Say if Doctors Don't Ask: The Mindful Patient-Doctor Relationship' and 'A Healer in Every Household: Simple Solutions for Stress'. I also teach BowenFirst™ Therapy through Bowen College and hold transformational workshops to achieve these goals. So, when I share with you that LISTENING to Your body is a game changer in the healing process, I am speaking from expertise and direct experience". Mission: A Healer in Every Household! For more great information to go to her weekly blog: http://bowencollege.com/blog. For tips on health & healing go to: https://www.drmanonbolliger.com/tips ABOUT THE HEALERS CAFÉ: Manon's show is the #1 show for medical practitioners and holistic healers to have heart to heart conversations about their day to day lives. Follow on Social – Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube | Twitter | Linktr.ee | Rumble * De-Registered, revoked & retired naturopathic physician after 30 years of practice in healthcare. Now resourceful & resolved to share with you all the tools to take care of your health & vitality!
Are you addicted to being in a relationship? Is your relationship codependent? How do you even know if you are addicted or codependent? In this episode, Kevin Anthony talks with Carla Romo certified Life and Dating & Relationship Coach, and Sherry Gaba, LCSW and coach about what relationship addiction and codependency really are, how they are related to each other, how trauma factors in, how you can recognize these patterns, and what you can do about them. This is essential listening if you think you may be experiencing any of these. To Find More From Sherry and Carla, Click The Link Below: https://thelovefix.com/
Whether you're trying to manage a career and care for a medically complex child, or you've had to suspend your career for the sake of your family, none of us can escape the impact of this rare and medically complex life. In Ep 135 of The Rare Life, Amanda Griffith-Atkins and I share responses from listeners about the ways their careers have been impacted by having medically complex children, and all of the feelings that come up for us around that. It's certainly not as simple as “Well, I got to keep working, and that's great,” or “I had to quit, and I'm sad.” There are serious emotional and mental ramifications to both, from resentment to grief to gratitude and everything in between. This episode isn't so much about career advice as it is to offer you some solidarity and a little virtual hug, as we all try to untangle the tricky emotions around the way our children and careers have intersected. Links: Listen to all of my previous episodes with Amanda: Ep 132: When Self-Care Gives Us the Swears, Ep 131: Chronic Stress, Ep 130: Fear of Child Loss, Ep 99: Family Planning, & Ep 81: Health Anxiety. Follow Amanda Griffith-Atkins on Instagram amanda.griffith.atkins. Follow us on Instagram @the_rare_life! Donate to the podcast or Contact me about sponsoring an episode. Fill out our contact form to get a reminder about upcoming discussion meetings and the Skype link to join! Follow the Facebook page. Join the Facebook group Parents of Children with Rare Conditions. Access the transcript on the website here. And if you love this podcast, please leave us a rating or review in your favorite podcast app!
Finding reliable transportation when you can no longer drive is a real issue for seniors. Elder care coordinator Debra King, LCSW speaks with Narkita Dobson, the owner of Enlightened Angel Transport about her business and the service that she provides to the community. To learn more about Enlightened Angels Transport, visit https://enlightenedangelstransport.com/ or call 615-852-7082.
In this 20th episode of Wellness Wednesday, Beth Gustin, LPC and Robin Ennis, LCSW, CPC, navigate the anxiety and panic that one may experience when out and about and getting lost. How being prepared and using grounding techniques may help one better handle the frustrating experience of losing ones way. Check out all the Wellness Wednesday episodes. Show Hosts: Robin Ennis on the web at www.robinennislcsw.com Beth Gustin, LPC, NCC, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, CAGCS, PLGS Www.transitioningthroughchange.com You can message Beth and Robin by calling 612-367-6093 or by email. They are looking forward to hearing from you! Read More
✅ Learn more about the course here: https://www.agentsofchangeprep.com Meagan Mitchell, the founder of Agents of Change, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been providing individualized and group test prep for the ASWB for over 5 years. From all of this experience helping others pass their exams, she created a course to help you prepare for and pass the ASWB exam! Find more from Agents of Change here: ► Agents of Change Website: https://agentsofchangeprep.com ► Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aswbtestprep ► Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/agentsofchangeprep/
Cast:Dr. Tara Egan - hostAmanda K. Crowder, MSW, LCSW * Julianna Elsworth, MSW, LCSW * Anastasia Harmeyer, MSW, LCSW, LCAS - guest expertsWhether you're a therapist, teacher, social worker, school counselor, or parent, we have a great episode for you this week about an all-in-one resource that will allow you to navigate a range of issues, from the common to the not-so-common, including:Anxiety and worryUncomfortable thoughts and feelingsLoss, trauma, and griefAnger, impulsivity, and self-harmLack of motivation, disorganization, and distractibilityQuestions about sexuality, body image, and consentLow self-esteemDifficult life transitions, family dynamics, and divorceBoundaries and healthy relationshipsTechnology and social mediaInjustice and inequalityAnd more!Listen in as Tara talks some of her favorite colleagues from Calming Waters Counseling Services, here in Charlotte, NC ---Amanda K. Crowder, MSW, LCSW * Julianna Elsworth, MSW, LCSW * Anastasia Harmeyer, MSW, LCSW, LCAS ---about their new book!In the DBT, CBT, and Play Therapy Toolbox , you'll find over 200 ready-to-use worksheets and activities designed to help kids and adolescents build social-emotional skills, develop greater insight, and process their struggles in a playful yet therapeutic manner. To learn more about Amanda, Juliana, and Anastasia's services: www.calmingwaterscounselingservices.comTo get a copy of this great resource, GO HERETo learn more information and resources -Dr. Tara Egan:Website -Dr. Tara Egan's child & adolescent therapy services books, webinars, public speaking opportunities, and coaching/consultation services, Go HERE.Facebook - learn more HERE.YouTube - learn more HERE.Instagram - learn more HERE.Edited by Christian Fox
Learn to use journaling as a tool for healing and personal growth with special guest, Mindy Meiering, LCSW, a licensed therapist, life coach, and creator of the Rainbow Bridge Pet Loss Deck. Mindy has an intimate understanding of grief and loss, having navigated her own journey through stage three cancer, failed IVF, and the loss of dear friends and beloved pets. In this heartfelt conversation, Mindy shares her personal journaling journey, how journaling can help us process complex emotions, and the power of exploring different journaling perspectives. She discusses the importance of honoring our feelings, whether they stem from losing a loved one, a career change, or any significant life transition. Mindy also provides valuable journaling prompts for those experiencing grief and loss, demonstrating that journaling is a versatile tool that can benefit anyone, regardless of their life circumstances. From exploring the unique emotions of grief to journaling from a place of love, Mindy's insights offer guidance and comfort to anyone seeking solace through journaling. Join us in this episode to discover the healing potential of journaling and explore the internal gains of self-expression on the page. Don't forget to subscribe, leave a five-star review, and share this episode with friends who might benefit from the healing magic of journaling. Find out more about Mindy Meiering: Website: www.mindymeiering.com Instagram: @mindy.meiering Rainbow Bridge Pet Loss Deck: www.rainbowbridgedeck.com Instagram: @rainbowbridgedeck Explore Jennifer Troester's journaling journey: Website: https://www.jennifertroester.com Instagram: @jennifer.troester Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/jennifertroesterwrites/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jennifertroesterwrites
JC Hall, MSW, LCSW, is a hip hop therapist and school social worker in the South Bronx, New York. He works at a high school there, where he is the Hip Hop Therapy Studio Program Director. JC says that hip hop saved his life. He talks about his mentor, the late Dr. Edgar H. Tyson, and how he turned his love of hip hop and working with youth into a career that he loves. The U.S. Census Bureau found that 38 percent of South Bronx residents live below the poverty line. The students JC works with in the South Bronx use this genre of music as a form of self-expression. Hip hop helps them to share their stories and provides a sense of belonging and empowerment, helping them navigate through their daily challenges. See the show notes for related resources
Coming to you today from the 'Mile High City' of Denver, Colorado, may we introduce Daniel Gospodarek, LCSW and Traumatic Brain Injury advocate extraordinaire. Daniel operates Revitalizementalhealth.com where there is a variety of beautiful and inclusive services for all aspects of mental and emotional health. Daniel strongly believes that a hero is anyone who supports someone through adversity. He reminds us all that "Challenges change, keep learning with persistence and grit. Join us for an engaging and service filled conversation.
What is emotional baggage, and how does it affect our relationships? Emotional baggage is the remaining residue of trauma on our lives, whether from traumatic events (e.g., physical assault) or in a broader sense (e.g., relational trauma). It can become an ongoing part of what we carry with us into new relationships. We unwittingly take it into new relationships and begin to recreate or re-experience the same thing again and again, reinforcing the trauma-based beliefs we have formed in our thinking, causing them to grow and self-justify. Think of Linus's blanket in the Peanuts cartoons. What are you dragging with you into your new relationships? Emotional baggage does not define you. Trauma does not define you. Just as having a sleeping bag placed on top of you does not make you a sleeping bag, having traumatic baggage placed on you does not redefine you as the baggage itself. This means (among other things) that you can make choices that impact how much power your emotional baggage has as your life continues. Toward this end, Cinthia offers a checklist of questions to consider when entering a new relationship: Am I willing to take time to heal (e.g., feel the difficult feelings, process them, etc.), or am I hoping this relationship will be the healing element? (The latter is dangerous.) Am I learning to listen to my gut, or am I listening to the woundedness? Have I felt what I am feeling before this? What is being triggered here? Am I putting on a persona with this person, or am I acting like myself? Have I forgiven myself and my exes for what happened in past relationships, or am I carrying some of it with me? Am I facing/exploring patterns in my own life and getting to know myself honestly? Am I willing to courageously change the things that need to be changed, or am I hoping the relationships will change them for me? Would I want to be with me? Do I like spending time with myself? If not, what do I need to change or accept so that I can present myself honestly with another person and not inflict something on them that I would not want inflicted on me? What do I do when I am being triggered? When do I get triggered, and what triggers me? What will I do if I encounter a concerning situation with this person? What are my options? (Learn to ask yourself, “Does that baggage actually belong to me?” Another person's behavior may not be about you, and you need to know where you end and they begin. Cinthia emphasized that it is ok to leave a date early, and you can even be gracious about it. You do not have to lie or agree to see him/her again. Learn to utilize self-talk, grounding, breathing, relaxing, identifying your choices, slowing things down -- Stay with yourself. Own your choices and options, and recognize that theirs are not yours. Practice learning to say, “I don't think we are a match,” “I need to leave now,” etc.) Recognizing baggage is the first step to overcoming it. Here are some tips for doing so: First, acknowledge the emotion. Are you feeling sad, mad, glad, or scared? If you are confused, you may be feeling a mix of these. Identify the feelings, and do not blame yourself for feeling them. Learn to say, “I am feeling this. What is triggering it?” Then ask yourself whether there is any true information in the feeling. Feelings are very real but do not always come with true thoughts and information. Allow yourself to feel the emotion without necessarily believing everything it tells you. Second, face the feelings. Maya Angelou said, “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived but, if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” Will you choose courage to face your fears, mistakes, and hurts, to take the journey you need to take? This process can be like an archaeological dig, per Laurie Allender, LCSW, and her partner Bob Hollender. First, unearth things intentionally and conscientiously. Go back and look at them. To “understand” is to stand under something and look at it, to observe what you can learn from it. Then unravel them. Look without judgement at how the things influence you. Unlock things. Share your story with people who are safe and trustworthy. Learn to forgive. Take responsibility for yourself and your part. Recognize what you resent, what generalizations you have made. This is not about blaming yourself, but about empowering yourself to have more control in the future. Forgive your ex and yourself; for some, one of these may be easier than the other. Turn problems into solutions. Turn the focus away from what you did and toward what you want for the future. Let go of the old, and allow for the new. Look for evidence that it can be different in the new relationship, etc. You can contribute to what is being created now. Humans were made to be with one another. You were made to be loved. Deal with your baggage so it does not dictate the story of your current or future relationships.
Knowing how to show up for a loved one when they share their coming out journey with us can be challenging. Today's guest is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in community mental health and offering mental health support to the LGBTQ+ community in the Woodlands. During this episode, she shares her expertise for those in the process of sharing their true identity with friends and family and their loved ones seeking to offer support. To kick off our conversation, Nicole distinguishes between clinical social work and psychotherapy and speaks to the social justice aspect of the former that made her fall in love with the field. She offers a window into her work, from how she has chosen to communicate her inclusive approach online and her work around shame, trauma, and depression to what it means to truly provide a safe space for those who need it most. Nicole explains why coming out is often something that a whole family will need to do and why that process is internal as well as forward-facing. Tune in today to hear all this and many more insights from today's inspiring guest. Thanks for tuning in! Key Points From This Episode:Meet your host, coach, and counselor Carolyn Robistow. Introducing licensed clinical social worker Nicole Suarez-Bronfman and her work in community mental health.Differentiating between clinical social work and psychotherapy.Nicole's work with marginalized communities that led her to specialize in treating LGBTQ+ patients.How she has chosen to communicate her inclusive approach online.Effects of the current political climate on mental health difficulties.Her work around shame, trauma, and depression.What it means to truly provide a safe space.Subtle and small ways that people experience rejection and abandonment. Why coming out often involves the whole family.The pivotal role of community and family in finding the necessary support. Advice for those seeking to support an LGBTQ+ family member who has recently come out.Why coming out is a process and not a once-off conversation.Communicating acceptance by honoring someone's pronouns. Finding support as the person that is supporting a loved one. Using the opportunity to connect with one another and grow together.Advice for those who are thinking about coming out.Risks around shame and isolation for the LGBTQ+ community.Warning signs that indicate people need extra support.Challenging practitioners to emphasize their inclusivity in public spaces.Supportive groups in Texas to seek out. Nicole's stories of hope: seeing people find connection in the midst of fear. Links Mentioned in Today's Episode:Nicole Suarez-BronfmanNicole Suarez-Bronfman EmailThe Woodlands PrideThere's Room At Our TableThe Trevor ProjectCarolyn Robistow on LinkedInCarolyn RobistowMosaics of Mercy
Hello. I invite you to join me as I revisit one of my favorite episodes—a discussion of compassion fatigue and empathy with Liesel Mertes. Liesel is a workplace empathy consultant and founder of Handle with Care Consulting. The need for compassion and empathy after loss or disruption is vital to every aspect of our lives. Even though this can be a heavy topic, our discussion is light and gentle. I'm confident that anyone whose life and worldview have been disrupted over the last several years will find benefit in Liesel's experience and insight. We also spend time talking about the workplace specifically. Management must reckon with the fact that today's workforce values compassionate leadership and that translates to greater productivity, loyalty, and employee retention. I know you'll appreciate Liesel's expertise as she walks us through several examples of how managers can realize empathy and compassion as essential leadership skills. Thank you for listening! CONNECT WITH LIESEL MERTES Website: https://www.lieselmertes.com/ Podcast: https://www.lieselmertes.com/blog-2 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lieselmertes/ ++++++++++++++++++ Journaling can be life-changing. Grab a pen and put your thoughts on paper—you might be amazed by how much it helps. But, if you're having trouble getting started or sorting out your thoughts, consider getting a copy of the Treasured Journal. The Treasured Journal includes questions, prompts, and sentence stems to help you make sense of what you're feeling. Get the journal and its companion meditation guide at the link below. THE TREASURED JOURNAL - https://danielleireland.com/journal Feel free to reach out with any questions, comments, or experiences you want to share. I would love to hear from you! If you liked this episode, please rate, review, and subscribe. Your feedback helps me increase the value of this program and makes it easier for others to find us. This episode originally aired as #72 on November 23, 2020, and was updated with a new introduction in May 2022 after the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, TX. CONNECT WITH DANIELLE Website: danielleireland.com Instagram: @danielleireland_LCSW Facebook: @danielleireland_LCSW
Join host Tess Connolly LCSW as she engages in an enlightening conversation with special guest Jessica Speer. Award-winning author of BFF or NRF (Not Really Friends)? A Girls Guide to Happy Friendships and Middle School – Safety Goggles Advised. In this episode, Tess and Jessica delve deep into Jessica's latest book The Phone Book: Stay Safe, Be Smart, and Make the World Better with the Powerful Device in Your Hand. ⭐Tess and Jessica dissect the contents of Jessica's book, revealing its invaluable insights for parents and their tweens and teens. ⭐️ Tess and Jessica explore practical strategies for managing tech boundaries with your teens as Tess shares her own "Tech Reset Agreement " used with her son and the families she works with. ⭐ Tess and Jessica discuss the social pressures tweens and teens face in the digital age concerning tech and social media. ⭐Discover how our online presence can shape our lives and future as Tess and Jessica discuss the significance of a digital footprint and reputation. ⭐Tess and Jessica talk about changes that are being made with regards to rules and regulations that are now outdated that are being put in place in the future to help to create a safer online world for our tweens and teens. ⭐ Tess and Jessica emphasize the vital role of real-life interactions for maintaining mental health in a digitally driven world. ⭐ Dive into the world of text slang, FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), and group texts, and learn how to navigate through the potential pitfalls. ⭐Recognizing Tech Addiction: identifying when tech usage becomes a significant problem for your tween or teen. ⭐ Tess and Jessica address crucial topics such as online safety, stranger danger, and cyberbullying. ⭐ ️ Jessica is most grateful for her two teens and that she still gets to hang out with them and enjoy their time together. Find out more about Jessica here
Yom Kippur is our most serious and arguably most important Yom Tov in the Jewish calendar. But what happens if our feeling of overwhelm about the seriousness of the day (and the practical physical requirements of the season) robs us from feeling truly connected? More broadly, how does our mental health impact our Torah observance in general? When we're feeling anxious, depressed or overwhelmed, is Yiddishkeit simply something else on the to-do list that may get pushed off for another day? When we discussed tackling this topic, we knew it needed to be with someone firmly rooted both in the worlds of psychology and Torah. And that's why we turned to Chani Juravel, LCSW. Chani shares her insights on how our psychological/emotional state plays a huge role in religious life. With her extensive experience as a therapist and Torah educator, Chani's passion is the intersection between Torah and psychology. She also explains to us the Torah-true nature of therapy, how it can be fused with our spirituality, and how we find models of so many therapeutic tools and principles in Tanach, particularly from Hashem's model. We hope this episode enriches your Yom Kippur. Wishing all our listeners a Gmar Chasima Tova. We'd love to hear from you. You can find Deep Meaningful Conversations on Facebook and Instagram, and you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Show Notes: Chani Juravel's shiurim https://www.torahanytime.com/#/speaker?l=561 Chani Juravel's book, Sefira in Our Lives https://www.amazon.com/Sefirah-Our-Lives-Transforming-Relationship/dp/1680254995 Link to her WhatsApp group, Inspired Living https://chat.whatsapp.com/LPT6VMO5XFrIYetQoLNury The Slow Movement - Carl Honore Ted Talk - https://youtu.be/npRXazR1LtU?si=U-VQ6lqNU5Srv7Tf Book recommendations: -Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl -The Choice by Edith Eger -Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers -Positivity Bias: Practical Wisdom for Positive Living : Inspired by the Life and Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe by Mendel Kalmenson -Ohel Rochel -anything by the Nesivos Shalom To advertise on DMC: Contact Jewish Content Network https://jewishcontentnetwork.com/ 1-845-287-0404 Contact: Chayale Kaufman DMC YEARLY SPONSOR: Town Appliance https://www.townappliance.com/ 1-866-309-8119 https://www.townappliance.com/pages/contact-us DMC EPISODE 45 SPONSOR Sod Haadam https://sodhaadam.org/ 718 504 9441 email@example.com Registration opens after Sukkos
Are you a parent who too often struggles with your child's behavior? Are you looking for guidance?On today's podcast we will review a book called “The Explosive Child” by Dr Ross Greene, to help parents with children who tend to be easily frustrated and inflexible. This book gives an optimistic perspective on behaviorally challenging children, and it also offers a valuable, step by step approach, which they call "CPS", to help parents. Today's podcast is joined by licensed clinical social worker Kim Hopkins, who works alongside the book's author, Dr Greene, to review the book as well as the "CPS" approach. Ms. Hopkins is an independently licensed clinical social worker who has specialized in working with behaviorally challenging kids for more than 25 years. She has managed the clinical departments of two organizations serving youth and families in residential facilities, foster homes, therapeutic day schools, and homeless shelters. She has been a Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) Trainer since 2007 helping schools, residentials, hospitals, and parents to successfully implement the CPS Model. Ms. Hopkins is also the Director of Outreach & Communication for Dr. Ross Greene's non-profit, Lives in the Balance. Get matched with a therapist by using Better Help! Give it a try---invest in your mental health: https://betterhelp.com/askdrjessica for 10% off your first month of therapy. Thank you to Better Help for supporting the Ask Dr Jessica podcast.Dr Jessica Hochman is a board certified pediatrician, mom to three children, and she is very passionate about the health and well being of children. Most of her educational videos are targeted towards general pediatric topics and presented in an easy to understand manner. Do you have a future topic you'd like Dr Jessica Hochman to discuss? Email Dr Jessica Hochman firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr Jessica Hochman is also on social media:Follow her on Instagram: @AskDrJessicaSubscribe to her YouTube channel! Ask Dr JessicaSubscribe to this podcast: Ask Dr JessicaSubscribe to her mailing list: www.askdrjessicamd.comThe information presented in Ask Dr Jessica is for general educational purposes only. She does not diagnose medical conditions or formulate treatment plans for specific individuals. If you have a concern about your child's health, be sure to call your child's health care provider.
Guest: Cory Butler, Lead Students Minister, Citizens Church Numbers 1-5 are on last week's episode with Cory, this week we are looking at numbers 6-10. 6. Long obedience in the same direction Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society by Eugene Peterson Hebrews 12:10-11 - For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. 7. Awareness of how culture disciples (trains/teaches/shapes) us Reminder to connect yourself first to Christ, then children to your parents - not their peers - if children are connected primarily to their peers, their growth and development will be limited and lack creativity 8. Feelings are good servants and terrible kings (so many boys don't know how to feel) One of the good things that has been brought forth from the COVID crisis was the increase in people seeking professional licensed counseling - remember that as Christians, we should be seeking BIBLICAL counseling! The Place We Find Ourselves, a podcast from Adam Young, LCSW, MDiv. Proverbs 12:15 - The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice. 9. Hard things aren't necessarily bad things (some of the best things require the most work) Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations by Alex and Brett Harris Serious Times: Making Your Life Matter in an Urgent Day by James Emery White The only thing that grows without work is weeds. If you want to cultivate a garden, it will take effort. Catching Foxes: A Gospel-Guided Journey to Marriage by John Henderson 10. You can be humble and strong (Biblical paradox, concept of “meekness”) Humility: The Journey Towards Holiness by Andrew Murray From Humility: No tree can grow except on the root from which it sprang - if your root is humility, then humility will be the fruit of your life. The chief mark of counterfeit holiness is its lack of humility. Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund 10(a) - put Biblical definitions on things - don't look with the world's eyes, but through the Word of God - this is the development of a “Biblical worldview.” T4M guys - just a reminder that Training4Manhood is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) ministry and you can make donations either via Zelle (email@example.com) or by visiting the Training4Manhood website. Huge thank you to Jared Wood for allowing T4M to use his music in our intro and outro selections.
We have been told if you have a negative body image, to change your body & it will fix your body image. Unfortunately that is NOT the answer. It is time to increase awareness and change our approach to overall health & wellness. As a health & fitness professional, I encounter so many people who struggle with disordered eating, body image & yo-yo dieting. In addition, there are many health & fitness professionals who don't know how to properly support someone who struggles in that area because it is out of our scope of practice. Randi Zimmerman, LCSW-R, CEDS-S, is the founder & lead therapist at the group therapy practice, The Time Is Always Now Therapy Group. Randi & her team of incredible therapists see all ages & genders as well as treat all issues. They have a specialty in eating disorder treatment & recovery. Randi has seen from a first hand view how the attention on weight loss has harmed the well-being of so many people. She believes that the overvaluation of appearance of the body and the measurement or judgment of a person based on their size & shape is what leads to weight stigma which in return, leads to fat phobia. This not only creates unrealistic & unhealthy expectations of ourselves & the feeling of “not good enough” from a very young age, but also can cause medical inequity as well as other health-harming disorders. My goal is to be the best health professional I can be. I want to help you reach your goal, but I want to help you live a really long, healthy life most importantly. I asked Randi to create this episode with me to raise awareness for everyone, specifically health & fitness professionals, on what signs to look out for & how to help somebody who is struggling. More importantly, I want her to help you learn to love yourself a little bit more. We ask you to please share this episode with your community to spread awareness & help someone who may be struggling. If you are a health & fitness professional, please share this with your clients & network. RESOURCES How to work with Randi Zimmerman: Visit her website www.thetimeisalwaysnow.group or email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org Eat-26 self assessment questionnaire that measures symptoms and concerns characteristic of eating disorders. You can take the self-test here: https://www.eat-26.com/ The Health At Every Size movement is a framework for care that supports people of different body sizes and shapes to adopt healthy behaviors and attitudes without focusing on weight or weight loss. It is based on the principles of weight inclusivity, health enhancement, respectful care, eating for well-being, and life-enhancing movement. It challenges the weight-centered approach that often stigmatizes, discriminates, and harms people who do not conform to the thin ideal. It also recognizes that health is influenced by many factors beyond individual control, such as socio-economic status, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, and other identities. Learn more here: https://asdah.org/health-at-every-size-haes-approach/ Intuitive Eating Book: https://amzn.to/3EBRRf5 Intuitive Eating Workbook: https://amzn.to/3EEMMTa Recovery Record is a secure and evidence-based application that has been evaluated in clinical trials and is available to Optum/UnitedHealthcare members and their care teams to support eating disorder treatment and recovery. Learn more here: https://www.recoveryrecord.com/ Follow me on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachiejo/ Follow me on Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@rachiejo Work with me: https://www.racheljocoaching.com/link-in-bio
Karen Schultz, LCSW and author, talks about healing grief brought on through trauma. As a survivor of abuse when she was a child, she learned to connect with her higher self and God to get through the darkness. She now teaches self-love and healing techniques to her clients, and wrote about it in her children's book "Little Karen and the Egyptian Priestess."
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This is quite a unique episode. It's about an hour-long conversation that Dr. Richard Schwartz, the founder of Internal Family Systems, had with a group of mental health clinicians. He's sharing his IFS model and taking questions from the group. The group is Mondays with Moshe and you'll hear from its creator, Moshe Norman, in just a few minutes. But I wanted to tell you a few things about the episode before you get to the main content. This is a recording of a live conversation. The audio at times isn't the best. However, it's clear enough that you should be able to make out what is being said and asked. Dr Scwartz's audio is great but some of the audio from the group is a little fuzzy or just not so clear. The group is composed of mental health clinicians who are mainly Jewish so you may hear some phrases or words that you aren't familiar with however the content shared is definitely clinical and not from a religious perspective. If you're unsure of what something means or you're curious to learn more, feel free to reach out to me at lisa at lisamustard.com. And one more thing, the information provided is solely for educational purposes and should not be a substitute for any work you are doing with your doctor or therapist. Want to sign up for Mondays with Moshe? Send an email to email@example.com and ask to be a part of the group. View the Mondays with Moshe Youtube channel here. Need continuing education contact hours? If so, then be sure to check out my Podcourses. Find other CE courses on my site here. Want to pivot your skill set and generate more income? Looking to expand your services or create new ones? Grab my list of 50+ ideas that can help you create an additional stream of revenue here: https://bit.ly/ideasformoreincome Ready to start your podcast? Connect with Chelsea Weaver Podcasting. Learn about the Psychcraft Network. Visit my Etsy shop for social media ready templates.
Would you like to be a SPONSOR? Would you like to join the Whatsapp Discussion Group? Reach out about new sponsorship opportunities for your brand & organizations - firstname.lastname@example.org Check out www.JewishCoffeeHouse.com for more Jewish Podcasts on our network. About Our Guest: Esther Moskovitz, LCSW, from Monsey, NY, specializes in addressing relational trauma and narcissistic wounding. Empowering her clients to heal emotional wounds and rebuild their connection with themselves and others with kindness, compassion, and boundaries, Esther has recently discovered the transformative power of dance and somatic work, recognizing their pivotal role in restoring wholeness and a healthy sense of self. ReclaimingYourself.net and RhythmicReflections.net Resources: Dr. Karyl McBride's website: https://willieverbegoodenough.com/ She offers self-paced on-line workshops, and in-person intensives. She also has 3 books Will the Drama Ever End? Untangling and Healing from the Harmful Effects of Parental Narcissism Will I Ever Be Free of You? How to Navigate a High-Conflict Divorce from a Narcissist, and Heal Your Family Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers Books Gifts From A Challenging Childhood: Creating A Practice for Becoming Your Healthiest Self by Jan Bergstrom LMHC Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives by Pia Mellody , Andrea Wells Miller , et al. Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson Article https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-legacy-distorted-love/202010/understanding-narcissistic-injury
In this episode of the Psychedelic Medicine Podcast, Kyle Buller and David Drapkin, LCSW of Psychedelics Today join to discuss psychedelic training and education. David is a licensed clinical social worker, the director of education and training at Psychedelics Today, and one of the creators of their 12-month training program, Vital. Kyle is the co-founder of Psychedelics Today and VP of training and education. In this conversation, Kyle and David share an overview of the current state of psychedelic training programs and education. Kyle shares his own background with psychedelic education, discussing how he got involved in this field and what he's found most beneficial and effective in psychedelic training. Kyle and David also discuss the complexities of weighing different programs, considering medicine-specific versus general programs, programs focused on specific modalities, programs geared towards specific professions, and more. They also discuss the details of how they created Psychedelics Today's training program, Vital. In closing, David reiterates the value of diversity in psychedelic education, both in enriching the learning experience and extending the impact of this education. In this episode: The variety of psychedelic education programs The vision behind the Psychedelics Today Vital course What to look for in psychedelic education programs Equity and diversity in training programs Medicine-specific vs. medicine-general programs Dealing with the uncertainties around working with psychedelics as legal landscapes develop Psychedelic training program scholarships Quotes: “Something we put a lot of emphasis on with Vital, is that it be experiential and inner-directed—a process of understanding self and coming out of Vital with more refined questions and a clearer sense of where to go next.” [8:31] “If the psychedelic movement is going to continue to grow, we need people to be educated in all realms so that we can help to reduce the stigma.” [11:42] “If you want to start working with these medicines, building those foundational elements is so important. Like learning how to work with your body, learning how to use your breath to navigate experience.” [31:12] Links: Psychedelics Today website Psychedelics Today Vital course Psychedelic Medicine Association Porangui
Michael Gellert was born and raised in Montreal. The son of Hungarian Holocaust survivors, he was educated in rabbinic Judaism. Traveling at age nineteen overland from Europe to India and throughout the Indian subcontinent, he had a close brush with death, an experience described later in his first book, Modern Mysticism. He studied with Marshall McLuhan at the University of Toronto and trained with the renowned Zen master Kōun Yamada in Japan for two years. He served as a humanities professor at Vanier College, Montreal, and as a lecturer in religious studies at Hunter College of the City University of New York. He managed an employee assistance program for the City of New York and has been a mental health consultant for the University of Southern California and Time magazine. Michael is a Jungian analyst practicing in West Los Angeles. He was formerly Director of Training and is currently an instructor at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles. His other books include The Way of the Small (winner of Spirituality & Practice's Book Award for One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2007), America's Identity Crisis, The Divine Mind (the latter two each receiving a Nautilus Book Award), Far From This Land: A Memoir About Evolution, Love, and the Afterlife, and Legacy of Darkness and Light: Our Cultural Icons and Their God Complex. His website is michaelgellert.com. Sign up for 10% off of Shrink Rap Radio CE credits at the Zur Institute