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Sessions With Bob & Lena

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A podcast co-hosted by practicing psychotherapists Bob Gordon (an adjunct professor with specialties in relationship coaching, career coaching and process addictions) and Lena Derhally (an anxiety, grief and relationship expert, motivational speaker, writer and antiwar activist). This podcast explores all topics related to wellness and psychology, with a relational emphasis.

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A podcast co-hosted by practicing psychotherapists Bob Gordon (an adjunct professor with specialties in relationship coaching, career coaching and process addictions) and Lena Derhally (an anxiety, grief and relationship expert, motivational speaker, writer and antiwar activist). This podcast explores all topics related to wellness and psychology, with a relational emphasis.

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iTunes Ratings

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Top 10 Episode of Sessions With Bob & Lena

Rank #1: Episode 5- The Terror of a Turbulent World: How do we manage?

Mar 14 2018
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What are the consequences of constantly being bombarded with bad news that seems to be overly prevalent in the news and everywhere we turn? Lena and Bob examine collective and subconscious anxiety in the aftermath of events such as the recent Parkland Florida school shootings. Tune in for insight and practical tips to managing life when things feel like they're too much. Bonus: listener question at the end- how to talk to kids about tragedy.

Rank #2: Episode 4: The Big Depression - Part 1

Jan 29 2018
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Are you depressed? Do you know someone who is depressed? What's the difference between being clinically depressed vs. situationally depressed? How do grief, trauma, spiritual crisis and culture contribute to depression? What do we do about it and how do we get better?

Rank #3: Episode 3: Behind Closed Doors: The truth about marriage and long term relationships

Dec 26 2017
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Do you ever wonder about what goes on behind the facade of those happy social media couples? Experienced couples therapists, Bob and Lena have seen it all and tell the truth about the reality of long term relationships.

Rank #4: Episode 2: Why do I feel so alone? An epidemic of social isolation.

Dec 05 2017
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Did you know that social isolation and loneliness are a public health crisis? The research now says that being socially isolated is the equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. People are reporting fewer close relationships and communities are not what they once were. So what's going on here? Why is that even though we seem more connected than ever, we are becoming increasingly socially isolated and disconnected? Lena and Bob explore why this is happening and what we can do about it in episode 2.

Rank #5: Episode 1: Rape culture and sexual assault in 2017: How did we get here?

Oct 30 2017
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In episode 1, Bob and Lena explore the many complexities of rape culture in 2017. How do history, culture and gender roles contribute? What is toxic masculinity vs. healthy masculinity? What about socialization and messages children receive? Do men and women experience sexuality differently? How does pop culture contribute to this? What is our collective responsibility in creating and preventing rape culture? WARNING: sensitive and disturbing content is discussed.

Rank #6: Episode 10: The prevalence of trauma- did it happen to you?

Jul 05 2018
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You don't have to have a clinical diagnosis of PTSD to experience trauma and the influence it can have on your feelings and behaviors. Traumatic experiences, even one, can have a profound impact on the way we live our lives and on our relationships. Many people have experienced a trauma in their lifetime and it can come from many things- bullying, neglect, any kind of abuse, witnessing a horrifying event, violence or threat of violence, accidents, threat to safety and so much more. In episode 10, Lena and Bob interview trauma specialist Melanie Shapiro of the Viva Center and unpack everything related to trauma and healing, including the best modalities to treat trauma.

Rank #7: Part 3- Communications Breakdown! When couples fight (Episode 9).

Jun 11 2018
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Part 3 of communications breakdown explains the way Bob and Lena use Imago relationship therapy to help couples communicate effectively and restore their connection. Get a crash course in this highly effective way to work with couples.

Rank #8: Part 2: Communications Breakdown! When couples fight (Episode 8)

Jun 05 2018
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Part 2 of Communications Breakdown continues the discussion on why couples fight, the things that couples do that predict break up or divorce and continued tips to break the cycle of conflict and increase healthy communication and connection.

Rank #9: Part 1: Communications Breakdown! When Couples Fight (Episode 7)

May 14 2018
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Bob and Lena discuss the communication breakdown that happens when couples fight. Find out what leads to communication breakdown in relationships, why it happens and strategies to help you strengthen the communication in your relationship (part 1 of 2)

Rank #10: Episode 6: My own worst critic- why are we so hard on ourselves?

Apr 11 2018
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It's universal- most people are their own worst critic. So many people have an inner critic that prevents them from living a full and authentic life. Bob and Lena are joined by Dr. Lauren Mays (a psychologist with expertise on the inner critic) and discuss all things related to the inner critic, including strategies to help tame it. Music by Lena and Bob's Technical Producer Midlo (album Queen Street).