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Books Between Sessions

Join Licensed Therapist, Robyn Tamanaha, in this monthly podcast discussing books that feature mental health and mental illness topics. A wide range of books will be covered including children's, middle grade, young adult, adult, fiction, non-fiction, graphic novel, autobiography, and self-help.

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The Manna Paradigm Shift // Author Chat with Davina Kotulski, PhD

Joining me on this episode is Dr. Davina Kotulski, who wrote the book The Manna Paradigm Shift: Creating the Consciousness of Abundance and Freedom. We discuss how the Manna Mindset can help you create a life of freedom and fulfillment, assist in focusing on the present moment, help to connect with a power greater than fear, break free of mental chains, start saying yes to opportunities, and trusting that things will work out.  Download a free chapter of the book at https://themannaparadigmshift.com/ Get Your Free Audio Chapter at https://www.amazon.com/Manna-Paradigm-Shift-Consciousness-Abundance/dp/B092KXH5NX/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Davina’s Websites:  davinakotulski.com   followyourcourageousheart.com Davina’s Facebook: Facebook.com/drdavinakotulski Davina’s Instagram: Instagram.com/drkotulski Davina’s Twitter: Twitter.com/drkotulski Davina’s LinkedIn: Linkedin.com/in/drdavinakotulski Davina’s Courageous Heart Community Facebook Group: Facebook.com/groups/courageousheart Davina’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/drkotulski Podcast Website: https://www.booksbetweensessions.com/ This podcast is not psychotherapy or counseling. If you need to speak with a professional, you should find one local to you and contact them directly. IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY NUMBER OR GO TO YOUR NEAREST EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT. 

33mins

4 May 2021

Rank #1

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Loathe at First Sight // Author Chat with Suzanne Park

Joining me on this episode is Suzanne Park, who wrote the book Loathe at First Sight. We discuss Suzanne’s experience in the tech industry, including uncomfortable situations she encountered, as well as her research and interviews with men and women in the gaming industry, what it was like to get a tour of a gaming company, and her process and intention with the storylines she creates.  Suzanne’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/suzannepark  Suzanne’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/suzannepark/ Podcast Website: https://www.booksbetweensessions.com/ This podcast is not psychotherapy or counseling. If you need to speak with a professional, you should find one local to you and contact them directly. IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY NUMBER OR GO TO YOUR NEAREST EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT.

44mins

6 Apr 2021

Rank #2

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Special Roundtable Episode with Renn and Gina from New Suns Box and Author Kiku Hughes

Joining me on this episode is author Kiku Hughes who wrote the graphic novel Displacement, and Renn and Gina from New Suns Box. We discuss Kiku’s personal story and research, historical and contemporary administration influence, what led to the creation of the book, who the book is intended for, sci-fi and neocolonial, intergenerational trauma and silence, and patterns of racism in the United States. Kiku’s Twitter: @kikuhughes https://twitter.com/kikuhughes New Suns Box Website:  newsunsbox.com New Suns Box Twitter: @newsunsboxhttps://twitter.com/newsunsbox New Suns Instagram: @newsunsboxhttps://www.instagram.com/newsunsbox/ Article about Intergenerational Trauma: https://www.apa.org/monitor/2019/02/legacy-trauma New Suns Box is a subscription box that aims to uplift diverse voices from authors who are of marginalized communities and come from marginalized identities to bring their work and art into a wider audience. Each box also contains prints, stickers, pins, etc from BIPOC owned small businesses.  This podcast is not psychotherapy or counseling. If you need to speak with a professional, you should find one local to you and contact them directly. IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY NUMBER OR GO TO YOUR NEAREST EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT.

42mins

27 Mar 2021

Rank #3

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The Rebellious Widow // Author Chat with Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW

Joining me on this episode is Jill Johnson-Young, LCSW who wrote the book The Rebellious Widow. We discuss Jill’s personal story, who the book is intended for, grief and loss, hospice, advance directives, and things for therapists to consider when working with survivors.  Jill's Book Website: therebelliouswidow.com Jill's Website: jilljohnsonyoung.com  Jill's Group Practice Website: www.centralcounselingservices.com Jill's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grieftalker https://www.facebook.com/fridaygriefchat https://www.facebook.com/Riversidedementiasupport https://www.facebook.com/yourpaththroughgrief Jill's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jilljohnsonyounglcsw/ Books Between Sessions Podcast Website:  booksbetweensessions.com This podcast is not psychotherapy or counseling. If you need to speak with a professional, you should find one local to you and contact them directly. IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY NUMBER OR GO TO YOUR NEAREST EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT.

41mins

9 Mar 2021

Rank #4

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Anxiety...I Am So Done With You // Author Chat with Jodi Aman, LCSW

Joining me on this episode is Jodi Aman, LCSW who wrote the book Anxiety...I Am So Done With You: A Teen’s Guide to Ditching Toxic Stress and Hardwiring Your Brain for Happiness. We discuss Jodis’ journey as a therapist, how the pandemic has influenced anxiety, how to rewire your brain for happiness, 5 things you need to feel better, and how to change how you think about your anxiety.  Jodi’s website: jodiaman.com Jodi’s Twitter: Twitter.com/jodiaman  Jodi’s Facebook: facebook.com/jodiamanlove Jodi's Instagram: instagram.com/jodiamanlove    Jodi’s YouTube: youtube.com/jodiaman Podcast website: booksbetweensessions.com This podcast is not psychotherapy or counseling. If you need to speak with a professional, you should find one local to you and contact them directly. IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY NUMBER OR GO TO YOUR NEAREST EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT.

33mins

2 Mar 2021

Rank #5

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DBT Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Kids and Caregivers // Author Chat with Carol Lozier, LCSW

Joining me on this episode is Carol Lozier, LCSW who wrote the book DBT Therapeutic Activities for Kids and Caregivers. We discuss Carols’ journey as a therapist, the difference between adherent and informed DBT, tips for newer therapists working with school aged children and their caregivers, the 4 modules of DBT, and who her book is intended for.  Carol’s Private Practice Website:  www.carollozierlcsw.com Carol's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Mrs-Carol-S-Lozier-LCSW-211301895918039 Carol’s Instagram: @clozierlcsw Therapists As Writers Instagram: @therapistsaswriters Clubhouse: @therapistwriter Twitter: @clozierlcsw LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carol-lozier-70870040/ Therapists As Writers website: www.TherapistsAsWriters.com Therapists As Writers fb group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/402196387404343 Books Between Sessions Podcast Website: booksbetweensessions.com This podcast is not psychotherapy or counseling. If you need to speak with a professional, you should find one local to you and contact them directly. IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY NUMBER OR GO TO YOUR NEAREST EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT.

28mins

9 Feb 2021

Rank #6

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Wherever You Are: A Memoir of Love, Marriage, and Brain Injury // Author Chat with Cynthia Lim

Joining me on this episode is Cynthia Lim who wrote the book Wherever You Are: A Memoir of Love, Marriage, and Brain Injury. We discuss the moment when Cynthia’s husband experienced a medical crisis, Cynthia’s experience caregiving for her brain injured husband, the complete experience of caregiving, what helped Cynthia get through caregiving, her grief process, and who her book is intended for. Cynthia’s website: cynthialimwriting.com Cynthia’s Facebook: facebook.com/cynthialimwriting Well Spouse Association: https://wellspouse.org/ Santa Monica College Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Program: https://www.smc.edu/student-support/center-for-students-with-disabilities/programs-services/accessibility-advisory.php 

27mins

26 Jan 2021

Rank #7

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2021 Trailer

I'm excited about the interest this podcast has generated and am looking forward to 2021.  I am excited to ring in the 2021 year with a lineup of new and returning guests.  In 2021, you can also expect guest interviews from authors of multiple types of book genres.  I’d like to let you know about the Books Between Sessions instagram page.  If you would like to see extra content, such as videos, Instagram Lives, and IGTV Videos follow the podcast instagram Books Between Sessions. Each month, I go Live and post videos discussing my monthly reading wrap-up and books that coincide with monthly observances.  Some past videos have been: family caregiver books, transgender awareness books, domestic violence awareness books, and indigenous peoples day awareness books to name a few.  Tomorrow, New Year’s Eve, I will be having a live video discussing my December Reading Wrap Up. So, be sure to go to follow the instagram page Books Between Sessions so that you do not miss out.  In 2021, I also plan to increase the social media content by 1.) collaborating with authors on Instagram Lives for mini chats and 2.) increasing the content on the Books Between Sessions YouTube channel by adding the video versions of guest episodes. Thank you, again, for being a part of this movement to spread awareness about mental health and mental illness. See you in 2021.  Additional information can be found at booksbetweensessions.com

2mins

31 Dec 2020

Rank #8

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Self Help Workbooks

In this episode I discuss self-help books in the form of workbooks. The books I will be describing are for perfectionism, grief and loss, attachment in relationships, gender identity, and teen depression.  Additional information can be found at booksbetweensessions.com

10mins

30 Nov 2020

Rank #9

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BONUS: Suicide Awareness and Prevention Books

On this episode I discuss the suicide awareness and prevention books. September is suicide awareness and prevention month, and there are many books that cover this topic. The books I will be briefly describing are memoirs, self-help/workbooks, and education/informational.  Additional information and mental health resources mentioned can be found at booksbetweensessions.com

8mins

30 Sep 2020

Rank #10