Rank #1: Gambling Addiction
Rank #2: DBT: the DEAR-MAN Skill for effective interpersonal communication
Online workshop simelcast to the iTunes and the YouTube feed. Review of the DBT skill in interpersonal effectiveness known as DEAR MAN...it's an acronym people!
Rank #3: Polyvagal Theory of Trauma
Polyvagal Trauma Theory, pioneered by Stephen Porges, is a powerful approach to trauma recovery that takes into account ways that the body stores traumatic emotional experiences.
This episode is a CEU training for the Aspire Group Therapy Practice in Northern Utah.
Rank #4: Kevin Byrd: DBT Therapist
Kevin Byrd is a specialist in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. He runs a DBT program in Carmel, Indiana. He joined me to talk about his background in therapy, working with symptoms of high emotionality, stigma regarding Personality Disorders, and finding hope in the face of serious mental illness.
Check out his website at carmelpsychology.com
Rank #5: Self Care by Janet Mitchell
A Rerun of one of our most popular training episodes:
Another wonderful training at Aspire for Continuing Education Units (CEU) to help all of us counselors keep our licenses. This one is by Licensed Clinical Social Worker Janet Mitchell.
Janet is an expert in the area of Self Care, which is defined as the ability to increase, improve, and maintain mental health through a healthy lifestyle. More than just a reminder to exercise and eat right, Janet has created some tools and techniques to help us to identify which areas of our life will increase our ability to zone into a meditative or mindful place of health.
Rank #6: Non Anxiety
Rank #7: Imposter Phenomenon & Self-Doubt
My friend Jeri joins the podcast to discuss Imposter Phenomenon, and the genesis of that term within psychotherapy. Imposter Phenomenon has been used since the 1970s and is a name for a specific type of anxiety and intellectual self-doubt.
Rank #8: Trauma Treatment & Recovery with Candice Christiansen
A Broken Brain Classic Rerun! Our Good Buddy Candice Christiansen (owner and Clinical Director of Namaste Center for Healing) joins us to talk trauma, addiction, recovery, and healing. We discuss EDMR, Cognitive Therapy, Exposure, and BOTH of our dogs.
Rank #10: Neurological Techniques for Abuse Recovery
Rachel Grant joins me today to discuss her program for recovery from sexual abuse. A survivor and thriver of her own abuse experience, Rachel has trained and worked to become a highly educated and qualified recovery coach. She opens up with me about her experience, recovery, and the techniques she uses to help people work through the recovery process.
Check out Rachel's program online at: rachelgrantcoaching.com, or click on rachelgrantcoaching.com/checklist to get her free instructions for recovery.
Rank #11: Psychology of Masculinity & review of "The Mask You Live In"
Happy Father's Day from the Broken Brain!
Dave Hart from Pop Culture Case Study returns to talk with me about being a dude. We discuss the complex psychological issues inherent to being a man in our culture, and our impressions of the psychological impact of the documentary "The Mask You Live In." by the Representation Project.
Rank #12: Vicarous Trauma with Kathleen Brennan of On The Blue Couch Podcast
Kathleen Brennan lives and practices psychotherapy in Chicago. She is an expert in trauma, a survivor of the nonprofit world, and an excellent podcaster, with her show On The Blue Couch.
Kathleen speaks with me today about the dynamic of Vicarious Trauma, the multiple ways that we can become traumatized through our own or other's exposure. The ACA has defined Vicarious Trauma as "compassion fatigue," or "the cost of caring," and although therapists are primed for this problem, it affects all of us in some way. Give our conversation a listen to learn some of those ways, and what to do about it.
Rank #13: Psychological Burnout: Minding the Cliff
Bernadette & Andrew Peirce are a wonderful couple who do a movie podcast (the AB Film Review), and are just fun and cool people. We got together to discuss the dynamic of psychological burnout, a condition that affects physical and mental health, as well as the economy.
Andrew has worked in the Veterinary Nursing industry, and Bernie has provided addiction recovery and crisis stabilization services within Mental Health Treatment facilities. They are both acutely aware of the reality of mental health and burnout needs upon individuals and society. We discuss stigma of mental health treatment, acceptance of self, finding an outlet, and avoiding falling off the cliff of burnout.
Rank #14: Myths About Addiction & Article by Jenev Caddell, PsyD
It's our addiction look, at the top of this wonderful month of April. What better way to start it than by reading an article by author, psychologist, and relationship expert Jenev Caddell!
In her article "Busting 5 Common Mythes About Addiction," Dr. Caddell captures some dangerous and important misnomers about substance use, abuse, and dependance. I review 3 out of the 5 myths (go read the rest yourself lazybones) and add my own thoughts and insights for your education and enjoyment.
Have a good start to April!
Rank #15: Accountability in Addiction Recovery
Namaste and Aloha, Candice is back! Candice Christiansen from Namaste Center for Healing returns to the Broken Brain to discuss Accountability, and the role it plays in addiction and mental health recovery.
Hey! Candice also wrote an article about this topic recently, CLICK HERE or go to:https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/woe-you-embracing-accountability-your-recovery-candice-christiansen?trk=prof-post to read it.
Rank #16: How To Meditate
Rank #17: Confidence & chasing your dreams
A rerun of my interview with Actress and (credited extra in Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens) Ana Maria Leonte.
Stay tuned for brand new episodes of The Broken Brain Podcast next month!
Rank #18: Imposter Syndrome CEU Training
Jeri Young Returns to tell us more about Imposter Syndrome!
Jeri talked about Imposter Phenomenon on a recent episode of The Broken Brain, this is a recording of her providing more information to a team of therapists, in the Aspire Network. Although she touches on a lot of the same areas, she also goes into how to decrease the anxiety and depression associated with this dynamic, and tells us a bunch of helpful things about self-care. Watch for her next upcoming episode about Mind-Body techniques to defeat Imposter Syndrome!
Second Wave Feminism video (Jeri opens with this)
Beyond Happiness: The Upside of Feeling Down (January 2016 issue of Psychology Today by Matthew Hutson)
Rank #19: Prince's Death, Overdose Risk, Addiction
Dr. Calli Estes, the Addictions Coach, is the founder of the
Addiction Academy and a friend of the show. She joined me
today to talk about the news regarding the death of cultural icon
and rock star Prince. We discuss addiction, the risk of overdose,
and how shame, indulgence, and denial of the problem risk