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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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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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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

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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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Introducing The Shrink On The Couch Podcast

The Show
The logo for the show!
I uploaded the first show today to set all of the feeds to the directories such as iTunes and Stitcher Radio. The first show is actually a teaser to talk about what the show is all about. But the very first full episode should go live next week! Very exciting. And it’s a great first show with a very special guest who really opens up about her own journey and how that has impacted her work with her clients. Listen to the new show teaser below in the audio player. The wait is almost over… Take care.