Psychological trauma can leave you struggling with upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety that won’t go away. It can also leave you feeling numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. When bad things happen, it can take a while to get over the pain and feel safe again. Listen as I share details of a session with Sarah who is having difficulty getting through a tragedy. You will also hear how subtle clues in session are very important for the therapist not to miss.
This podcast is 25 minutes in length.
Cognitive reframing is a psychological technique that consists of identifying and then disputing irrational or maladaptive thoughts. Reframing is a way of viewing and experiencing events, ideas, concepts and emotions to find more positive alternatives. In this podcast you'll learn of the benefits of cognitive reframing and get some specific examples of how it can improve communication in both adults and children.
This podcast is 14 minutes in length.
With this podcast you will experience an inspiring, emotional and amazing guided imagery. You will need to find a quiet place with no distractions. No phones should be near and be sure all notification sounds are turned off on your computer. Take a walk through your favorite place and meet your wise being. Your wise being may help you find the answers you are looking for.
Caution: This may make you very sleepy and relaxed. You may even fall asleep.
This podcast is 20 minutes in length.
Hear the story of Samuel and how he worked on his struggles with addiction. I used to meet Samuel for therapy at a local diner. Samuel learned to open up about his triumphs and struggles. I worked with him for several months and witnessed the work that he put into his desire to quit. You'll also hear about the stages of addiction. This is an actual case, however, some particulars of this case have been changed to ensure confidentiality.
This podcast is 17 minutes in length.
Liz Birch, LMFT