Overcoming Self-Criticism Through Self-Compassion

In this hour I will explore and challenge the cultural belief that says we can and should motivate ourselves through internal bullying, relentless pushing, embarrassment, and shaming. You will learn how these forms of self-criticism actually hold us back, preventing us from achieving ours goals. Based on Richard Schwartz’s Internal Family Systems model, we will...

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How Did One Glass of Wine Become a Bottle Every Night?: Women and Addiction

In this hour I will discuss with my guest, Denise Tordella, some of the challenges and barriers that are unique to treating women with addiction issues. We will explore the physical, emotional, and behavioral red flags that indicate the possibility of a substance abuse problem, as well as the slippery slope that quickly brings women...

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Post-Traumatic Growth: From Heartache to Hope

In this hour I will talk about the exciting and optimistic concept of Post-Traumatic Growth. This theory states that traumatic life events including medical diagnoses, transportation accidents, childhood abuse and neglect, acts of terrorism, divorce, and loss can all be transformed into experiences that yield a higher level of self-actualization. We will explore how actually...

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Understanding and Overcoming Shame

So many people go through life burdened and overwhelmed by feelings of shame. In this hour our guest will define the concept of ”shame,” distinguishing it from guilt and other emotions. We will look at some of the ways in which shame effects our thoughts, feelings, inter-personal relationships, workplace and school performance, and behavioral choices....

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Understanding and Overcoming Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

In this hour our guest will make the distinction between obsessions and compulsions and describe the red flags that indicate if someone is suffering from OCD. We will explore the specific kinds of impairment that people experience in the workplace, at school, and in their personal relationships. We will talk about the assessment tools that...

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Understanding and Working with Childhood Dissociation

In this hour we will define and explain the dissociative process, and distinguish it from other confusing or perplexing childhood behaviors. We will explore the emotional, cognitive and physical symptoms that parents, teachers, and mental health professionals are likely to see in kids and adolescents who use this coping strategy. Our guest will explain why...

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Women’s Health

In this hour, listeners will learn about the prevalence of STD’s as well as the physical symptoms and psychological impact they have on those who suffer from them.  We will discuss how these infections are transmitted and what can be done to prevent the spread of HIV and other STD’s.  We will explore the impact...

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What Me Worry? How to Transcend Anxiety, Panic and Fear

In this hour, we will describe the main symptoms associated with anxiety, panic and fear and look at both the productive and debilitating impact that these experiences have on us. Our speaker will share his personal struggles with panic and how his healing journey led him to create a highly effective treatment model that has...

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Life Lessons Learned From My 98-Year-Old Grandmother

In this hour, Lisa will share stories and words of wisdom from her remarkable 98 year old grandmother, Faye, who endured many hardships throughout her life, but always maintained a remarkably positive outlook, and a deep understanding of human behavior despite her limited formal education. As the matriarch of her family, Faye touched the lives...

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Prescription Drug Abuse

We will explore the many ways in which kids are physically, emotionally and psychologically bullied and the impact that bullying has both in the short-term and the long-term. We will look at the role that families, society, and our culture inadvertently plays in modeling and enabling bullying behaviors. We will explore why certain kids are...

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