There is something for all of us to take away and learn from this conversation. Every single one of us gets to pause and learn who we are in relationships with ourselves and who we are and how we show up in relationships with others and we also have to pause and learn our partners and loved ones.
Many people feel that they can’t be themselves in relationship, either because of society’s pressure on them to be and act a certain way, or the pressure they feel from a significant other who demands them to be something other than their true self. In this episode we’re talking about Releasing Shame & Reclaiming Desire with Arielle Brown so that our intimate relationships can allow for more alignment between our inner self and our outer reality.
In this episode psychotherapist John Edwards and I are focusing on the experiences of immigrants and people of a color in therapy. Couples and families of color have to face issues of racism, sexism, and complicated relationship issues in ways unknown to white people and therapists who don’t understand or relate to the experience of an immigrant or a racial minority. And we muse on the interconnectedness of John's work as a Gottman Method therapist which teaches skills needed to actually listen and hear what his clients say, and how it's these same skills our world needs today.
What kind of support exists for people who question their gender identity and the people who love them? Fortunately, there are therapists who specialize in offering support and safe spaces for the discussions and self-discovery in the face of the intense societal pressure trans folk experience. Today’s show tackles these issues and more.
Chances are that you or someone you love dearly has been affected by childhood trauma. In fact, statistics suggest that nearly two-thirds of adults have experienced at least one childhood trauma which leads to a higher prevalence of health effects such as anxiety, depression, suicide, substance abuse, relationship problems, and physical ailments later in life. The good news is that early intervention leads to better outcomes. My guest, Laura Reagan, shares about the types of interventions that work best and how traumatic memories are held in the body and how later-in-life relationships are affected.
We all have ideals, opinions, and expectations of our governing leaders---and sadly, often those ideals are not met because we elect “politicians.” Today’s show is about change---real change that can happen when the voice of the people is truly heard by community leaders and when the needs of every segment of the community are addressed and improved.