Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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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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.

 

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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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010: Julie M. Simon, LMFT and Author on Emotional Eating, Overeating, Imbalanced Eating and a Holistic Intuitive Approach to Loving Your Self

Julie M Simon
Julie M. Simon, LMFT
Julie M. Simon, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Author of The Emotional Eater’s Repair Manual: A Practical Mind-Body-Spirit Guide for Putting an End to Overeating and Dieting, shares her own story of struggling with overeating, emotional eating, binge eating, and her healing journey from an eating disorder to a healthy, balanced life. Julie also shares some great insights on a holistic intuitive approach to eating disorders and struggles. 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 Julie shared were:

From an early age even as she struggled: “I always had an intuitive sense that our bodies are supposed to be a natural weight, not overweight and not underweight.  Always had a feeling that eating was supposed to be intuitive. I didn’t think that we were meant to live on diets.”
On understanding and healing emotions: “I could actually identify emotions. Sit with emotions. I didn’t have to go exercise them away. I didn’t have to go eat them away. I could actually tolerate them. I could learn how to comfort and soothe myself with them.”
Words of encouragement for someone facing an eating struggle: “It doesn’t require willpower. It doesn’t require white knuckling it. It doesn’t require willpower. It doesn’t require going hungry. All it requires is willingness.”

 Click Here to Visit Julie’s Website OvereatingRecovery.com

 

Check out Julie’s Book, The Emotional Eater’s Repair Manual: A Practical Mind-Body-Spirit Guide for Putting an End to Overeating and Dieting

The Emotional Eater's Repair Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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007: Catherine Auman, LMFT and Author of Shortcuts to Mindfulness

Catherine Auman, LMFT
Catherine Auman, LMFT
Catherine Auman, LMFT and author of Shortcuts to Mindfulness: 100 Ways to Personal & Spiritual Growth, shares about how mindfulness and meditation have helped her through chronic depression. Catherine shares about how she uses Transpersonal Psychology to help her clients move towards change. Catherine also explains the benefits of mindfulness to help with anxiety. 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 quotes from Catherine during the show that she asks her clients in therapy is: “How would you know your life is better?  And let’s get there.”
Visit Catherine’s Website

 

Pick up Catherine’s Book Shortcuts to Mindfulness: 100 Ways to Personal & Spiritual Growth

Catherine book cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out Dan Harris’ book that I mentioned at the beginning of the show. Dan shares his journey of adopting mindfulness and meditation on his journey of change: 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story

Dan Harris Happier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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006: Brian Kypta, LMFT on a Sense of Belonging and Emotionally Focused Therapy

Brian Kypta, LMFT
Brian Kypta, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Brian Kypta, is on the show this week sharing about his struggle with finding a sense of belonging throughout his life. Brian also talks with David about how Emotionally Focused Therapy is helping his clients to relate to themselves and their loved ones in the ‘here and now’ of psychotherapy. Push the play button above to listen to the show or use the links below to listen on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.

 

Check Out Brian’s Website

 

Hold Me Tight by Dr. Sue Johnson

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Love Sense by Dr. Sue Johnson

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Dr. Sue Johnson on Emotionally Focused Therapy

 

 

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