David Wever

020: Dr. Claudia Black on Healing the Wounds from an Alcoholic Home and Family System

Dr. Claudia Black
Dr. Claudia Black
Dr. Claudia Black, renowned author, psychotherapist, and speaker, shares about her healing journey through the fear and hurt of her father’s anger and alcoholism while growing up. Claudia shares about how Experiential Therapies, such as Gestalt and Psychodrama, helped her to get in touch and feel safe with her own feelings in her recovery journey. Claudia also shares about her new inpatient treatment center for young adults, The Claudia Black Young Adult Center in Wickenburg, Arizona. Push the play button above to listen to the show or use the links below to listen on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

One of my favorite things that Claudia said on the show was:

“It’s really about empowering, and helping them to move from the fear to a place believing that they deserve differently and then having the skills in which to be able to do that.”
Visit Claudia’s Website @ ClaudiaBlack.com
Check out Claudia’s Young Adult Treatment Center

 

Pick up Claudia’s Book, It Will Never Happen to Me: Growing Up with Addiction As Youngsters, Adolescents, Adults

it will never happen to me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pick up Claudia’s Book, Changing Course: Healing from Loss, Abandonment, and Fear

Changing Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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019: Dr. Pat LaDouceur, LMFT and Author on Neurofeedback and How Small Changes Lead to Big Results

Dr. Pat LaDouceur, LMFT
Dr. Pat LaDouceur, LMFT
Dr. Pat LaDouceur, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and author of Small Change, Big Results: How Simple Actions Can Reshape Your Life, shares about how the power of small actions and neurofeedback helped her overcome anxiety and stress. Pat also gives an excellent overview of a neurofeedback psychotherapy session and shares how neurofeedback impacts the lives of her clients. Push the play button above to listen to the show or use the links below to listen on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Some of my favorite things that Pat said on the show were:

“I learned the power of small actions. And that even the tiniest action creates a ripple that reaches so far.”
“Ultimately, I learned to look at time differently. It’s not something that you manage. It’s something that you’re working within. And I just stopped trying to do everything and give myself some slack so I could enjoy the precious time I had with my kids.”
“The possibility of change is in every moment”

 

Click Here to Visit Pat’s Website @ www.LaDouceurMFT.com

 

Pick up Pat’s Book, Small Change, Big Results: How Simple Actions Can Reshape Your Life

Small Change Big Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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018: Jasmin Lee Cori, LPC and Author on Incest and Parental Emotional Absence and Neglect

Jasmin Cori, LPC
Jasmin Lee Cori, LPC

Jasmin Lee Cori, Licensed Professional Counselor and author of The Emotionally Absent Mother: A Guide to Self-Healing and Getting the Love You Missed and Healing from Trauma: A Survivor’s Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life, shares about her healing journey through the wounds of incest and parental emotional absence with somatic experiencing psychotherapy. Jasmin also shares how she walks alongside her clients who are on a healing journey through childhood sexual abuse and emotional neglect. Push the play button above to listen to the show or use the links below to listen on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

 

Click Here to Connect with Jasmin @ JasminCori.com

 

Pick up a copy of Jasmin’s book, The Emotionally Absent Mother: A Guide to Self-Healing and Getting the Love You Missed
You can also pick up the audiobook for The Emotionally Absent Mother: A Guide to Self-Healing and Getting the Love You Missed for FREE @ FREESHRINKBOOK.COM

Emotionally Absent Mother

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pick up a copy of Jasmin’s book, Healing from Trauma: A Survivor’s Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life

Healing From Trauma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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017: Nancy Szakacsy, LMFT and Author On Grieving The Loss Of A Child

Nancy Szakacsy, LMFT
Nancy Szakacsy, LMFT
Nancy Szakacsy, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and author of Hannah Was Here: D.R.E.S.S. an alarm that must be heard, shares her story of the loss of her daughter, Hannah, to D.R.E.S.S. (Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms) Nancy shares openly about the journey of grief she has travelled since the loss of Hannah and the help she now offers families facing D.R.E.S.S. and loss across the world. This is a heart wrenching interview. I want you to listen, but if you find that it begins to trigger you, I want to encourage you to do what you need to do to manage the triggers and emotions, which may mean to stop listening to this episode or to listen with a loved one or friend who can be there with you. Push the play button above to listen to the show or use the links below to listen on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Definition of D.R.E.S.S. from Wikipedia:

DRESS syndrome stands for Drug Reaction (or Rash) with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms. The term was coined in a 1996 report in an attempt to simplify terminology for a syndrome recognized as early as 1959. It is a syndrome, caused by exposure to certain medications, that may cause a rash, fever, inflammation of internal organs,lymphadenopathy, and characteristic hematologic abnormalities such as eosinophilia, thrombocytopenia, and atypical lymphocytosis. The syndrome carries about a 10% mortality.

 

Connect with Nancy on Twitter
D.R.E.S.S. Syndrome FaceBook Page and Community

 

Read Nancy’s Journey in her book, Hannah Was Here: D.R.E.S.S. an alarm that must be heard

Hannah Was Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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016: Lois Bushong, LMFT and Author on From Lost to Found as a Third Culture Kid and Expatriate

Lois Bushong
Lois Bushong, LMFT
Lois Bushong, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Author of Being Everywhere & Nowhere: Insights Into Counseling the Globally Mobile, shares her story of how being a Third Culture Kid and Expatriate while growing up impacted her sense of belonging, her struggle with depression, and finding her place in life and the world. Lois also shares how she uses her healing experience with individuals and families who are moving through similar challenges as they live and work in countries and cultures different from their passport country. Push the play button above to listen to the show or use the links below to listen on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

 

Click Here to Visit Lois’ Website QuietStreamsCounseling.com 

 

Pick up Lois’ book, Belonging Everywhere & Nowhere: Insights into Counseling the Globally Mobile

Belonging Everywhere and Nowhere

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the book Lois mentioned on the show by Pico Iyer, The Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls, and the Search for Home

The Global Soul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the talk by Pico Iyer that Lois mentioned on the show below: 

 

 

 

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015: Dr. Andrea Brandt, LMFT and Author on Releasing Anger and Sadness Towards Emotional Freedom

Dr. Andrea Brandt, LMFT
Dr. Andrea Brandt, LMFT
Dr. Andrea Brandt, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and author of Mindful Anger: A Pathway to Emotional Freedom, shares about how growing up in a passive aggressive household effected her own struggle with anger and passive aggressiveness as an adult. Andrea also shares how her own healing journey with anger and sadness compelled her to help others to release their own anger and sadness in healthy ways verbally, emotionally, and physiologically. Push the play button above to listen to the show or use the links below to listen on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Some of my favorite insights that Andrea shared on the show were:

On Psychotherapy: “It takes a lot of courage, but the rewards on the other end are so great!”
“I think it is so important that people know that they’re not basket cases. They’ve got good stuff inside of them.”
“Hidden or covert anger is just as damaging as overt anger.”

 

Click Here to Connect with Andrea @ abrandtherapy.com

 

Pick up Andrea’s Book, Mindful Anger: A Pathway to Emotional Freedom

Mindful Anger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pick up Andrea’s Book, 8 Keys to Eliminating Passive-Aggressiveness

8 Keys Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can also get one of Andrea’s books for FREE by signing up for a Free Audiobook and 30-Day Free Trial @ FREESHRINKBOOK.com

 

 

Pick up the classic book on anger that Andrea mentioned on the show, The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Dr. Harriet Lerner

The Dance of Anger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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013: Dr. Stan Tatkin, LMFT and Author on The Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy

Dr. Stan Tatkin, LMFT
Dr. Stan Tatkin, LMFT
Dr. Stan Tatkin, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and author of Wired For Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship, recalls how the kindness of his therapist and feeling loved helped to shape him through his own self-actualization and help mold him as a psychotherapist. Stan also shares about the approach he developed called the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) which assists couples in co-regulating at a nervous system level to create positive experiences of excitement, positive experiences of relaxation, and as a team, the couple can shorten and alleviate negative experiences or distress. Push the play button above to listen to the show or use the links below to listen on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Here are a few of my favorite insights that Stan shared on the show:

Concerning His Growth as a Person and Psychotherapist: “I’ve come to see that attention and presence is very connected to developing feelings of love… Maybe that’s a function of age. Maybe it’s a function of gratitude as well. Maybe it’s a function of the kind of work I do… it’s all of the above.”
Concerning the Benefits of Psychotherapy: “I think there’s no better schooling. Because it is really like going to school, we should call it education instead of therapy. It’s going to relationship school with another person who can help heal the injuries, heal the experiences, and create new experiences for us that we carry forward into other relationships. For those people who think that therapy is for the mentally ill, that is no longer the case. Therapy is for Everybody!”
Concerning Healing and Growth: “Our medicine has been and will always be people. Relationship.”

 

Click Here to Connect with Stan @ StanTatkin.com

Click Here to Visit The PACT Institute that Stan Founded


 

Pick up Stan’s book Wired For Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build A Secure Relationship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pick up Stan’s book Love and War in Intimate Relationships: Connection, Disconnection, and Mutual Regulation in Couple Therapy co-authored with Marion Solomon

 

Love and War

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pick Up Stan’s audiobook Your Brain on Love : The Neurobiology of Healthy Relationships @ Amazon or you can get it for FREE @ FREESHRINKBOOK.COM

Your Brain On Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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012: Dr. Barbara Steffens, LPCC and Author on Partner Betrayal Trauma and Sexual Addiction

Dr. Barbara Steffens, LPCC, BCC
Dr. Barbara Steffens, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and co-author of Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal, shares about her own healing journey through Partner Betrayal Trauma as a result of her husband’s sexual betrayal. Barbara also shares about how her work has created a paradigm shift in the treatment approach for those who have been sexually betrayed by a partner. Push the play button above to listen to the show or use the links below to listen on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
One of my favorite things that Barbara shared on the show was: “This is about trauma. This isn’t about codependency…”
Visit Barbara’s website DrBarbaraSteffens.com
For Psychotherapists, Coaches, and Other Helping Professionals: APSATS, the Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists

 

Click here to pick up a copy of Barbara and Marsha’s book Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal

Your Sexually Addicted Spouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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011: Dr. Lynn Johnson on How Positive Psychology Transformed His Life and Career

Dr. Lynn Johnson
Dr. Lynn Johnson
Dr. Lynn Johnson, psychotherapist and author of Enjoy Life! Healing with Happiness, shares how picking up a book 23 years ago impacted his life and changed his direction as a veteran psychotherapist. Lynn also shares how cultivating happiness through the Positive Psychology concept of learned optimism is helping his clients in their own healing journeys. Push the play button above to listen to the show or use the links below to listen on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

Some of my favorite insights from Lynn during the show were:

“Life is painful… suffering is optional.”
“The optimist doesn’t think of the bad events as being horrible, they think of how this will be a challenge to cope with… what can I learn from this? How can I grow from this?”
“Self-efficacy… There’s something about not taking to heart bad events.”
“The Positive Psychologist tends to say: The character flaws just sort of disappear if your focused on happiness. The character flaws you sort of lose interest in them when you’re focused on your happiness.”
“That’s what makes me happy about being a shrink, I’m constantly learning.”

 

Visit Lynn’s Website @ DrLynnJohnson.com

Check out Lynn’s books below:

Enjoy Life! Healing with Happiness by Dr. Lynn Johnson

Enjoy Life!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Healing Power of Sleep by Dr. Lynn Johnson

Healing Power of Sleep

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I Hate My Job,” He Said. by Dr. Lynn Johnson

job book

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lynn also mentioned the book by Dr. Martin Seligman that he picked up 23 years ago on Positive Psychology called Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life 

You can also get this book as a FREE audiobook @ FREESHRINKBOOK.COM

Learned Optimism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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