TU95: Oxytocin, Dogs & Pet’s in General as Attachment Figures

Want a totally free, no-hangover naturally produced cuddle-drug?
Oxytocin provides a boost of the best bonding drug possible and is the natural love drug our bodies make at key relational moments such as child-birth, nursing, orgasm and falling in love.  In this episode we discuss how to create this moral molecule without even needing complicated human relationships by connecting mutually to our companion pets.  What’s not to love about that?

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TU77: Understanding the Mind with Guest Dr. Dan Siegel (Replay)

Deep discussion on how the current political, international and climate crises could be viewed as a chance to transform human connection rather than be seen from a place of doom. Dr. Siegel called for us all to become pervasive leaders – a great inspiration.

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TU74: Mentalizing: A Critical Component For Secure Relating With Guest Tina Adkins (replay)

The coolest thing about mentalizing is that it is teachable and can interrupt the transmission of insecure attachment with very low level interventions compared to years of psychotherapy.

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TU73: Building Grit Through Self Compassion with Dr Kristin Neff (replay)

Self compassion includes fierce accountability and is essential to psychological health… who knew? Most of us think of it as being soft on yourself, but in this episode our guest will reveal the surprising power and science of self compassion.

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TU65: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Tuning Into the Wisdom of Your Body, with Guest Dr. Pat Ogden 

We have unconscious stories about ourselves and the world held in our mind/body.  Sensorimotor psychotherapy helps you be curious about what your body stores & can have a huge impact on your sense of self. Tap into your own mind/body as a deep & abiding source of information and means of finding self-understanding and closer connection. It’s part of growing secure relating with self and others!

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TU60: Preoccupation in Relationships – Grow Your Security by Learning the Signs of Anxious Attachment

Improve your sense of security and communicate more effectively with those you love by understand preoccupied/anxious attachment.  Learn to manage your body’s reactivity in relationships by learning about this attachment tendency and how it relates to unconscious regulation of the brain. Sue Marriott LCSW, CGP and Ann Kelley PhD discuss and make the information practical for real world use.

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TU59: Dismissing/Avoidant Attachment – Are You Cool, or just Cut Off?

This episode is especially for those “talk to the hand” kind of people, or those that love them.  You know, the uber-independent, rational, left-brain, excel spreadsheet person that sees others emotions as needy and weak. Co-hosts Sue Marriott LCSW, CGP and Ann Kelley PhD translate decades of research and clinical experience into easy to understand usable points to help you improve your understanding of why people appear so irrational at times.

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TU54: The Stress Response System (Attachment) Across the Lifespan

Neuroscience continues to document our ability to change and grow throughout our life. This episode takes a wide-angle look at attachment throughout one’s life, discusses how one’s environment affects their system’s involuntary response to stress, and how that stress response system impacts us from infancy to the autumn years.  Learn how to adjust set stress “pathways” and move towards more secure relating in adult relationships, and also unravel the parallels that exist between attachment in infants and the elderly. 

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TU52: Using Mindfulness, Movement and Yoga to Manage Arousal, with Guest Kelly Inselmann

Conquer your stress and worry using the neuroscience-backed techniques in this episode. Not woo-woo, movement and yoga can enhance the depth of your therapy and assist in reducing your upset no matter where you are. Also see the bonus track that accompanies this episode, a 12-minute high-quality meditation that you definitely want to give a try! Don’t be scared, you may be surprised you like it.

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TU51: Conquer Shame by Understanding the Science Behind the Feeling, with Guest Expert, Dr. Steve Finn 

Shame, the good, the bad and the ugly!  In this podcast, learn how to recognize the various forms of shame and how guilt can be an antidote to this pit in the stomach feeling.  Sue Marriott, Dr. Ann Kelley and guest Dr. Stephen Finn engage in a wide-ranging discussion about the least favorite feeling in most people – the collapsed feeling of shame!

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TU49:  Five Strategies to Manage Intense Emotions & Why Emotional Regulation Matters

Become a master not a disaster at relationships! Quick tips to help you regulate emotions in yourself and others. Deepen your skills at deciphering these things we call feelings (ack!) and learn how to use this information to co-regulate yourself and those close to you.

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