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Trauma & The Struggle to Open Up

Bear Psychology podcast

Release Date: 02/01/2019

Pain, Power & the Purpose of Lies show art Pain, Power & the Purpose of Lies

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We have all lied at some point, and have likely been hurt by others lying to us. Wonder why do we all do it? Why do some people lie compulsively? Have you ever felt a need to lie to pretend things are better than they are or even to gain power or protection? Have you ever felt ashamed of believing a liar or have been badly injured as a result? We have all been there! Let's talk about this complex issue and explore the Pain, Power and Purposes of Lies. We will discuss the motivation and consequences of lying; how to...

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Frontline Heroes in the COVID Pandemic show art Frontline Heroes in the COVID Pandemic

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We addressed the impact on first responders/front line workers everywhere with two experts Dr. Brad Lindell of NC-CM and AAETS (  ) and Daniel McGuire of CISM Perspectives ().   These include emergency room staff, doctors, nurses, clinicians, mental health practitioners, pharmacy staff, grocery staff, those still serving food/drinks, maintenance people, construction workers, and all the people out there showing up to help us continue to function, live, and deal with the demands of this world right now. This is an incredibly demanding time, those on the front line are...

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Your Life in this new COVID World show art Your Life in this new COVID World

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How are you managing in this new COVID World? "the hope that something good can come out of this collective state of "together, apart."– , Mar 19, 2020 Things have changed so rapidly that everyday life seems like "a surreal life". I walk to work and the streets are empty, I enter my building and no one is in the elevator. I arrive at my floor, open my file cabinet and begin to see clients – although now, every interaction I have is online or by phone. I cancelled all my social plans and now I have Video Zoom dinner parties, visit with friends and family by phone and email, text and...

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What is loneliness: Why is it so bad now? show art What is loneliness: Why is it so bad now?

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What is loneliness: Why is it so bad now? In the age of technology, we are more connected than ever, so why do many people still struggle with loneliness? First, let’s define loneliness. Loneliness is need of human connection but not being able to have it. It is a subjective experience and is not the consequence of being physically alone. If you feel lonely, you are lonely. Loneliness occurs when someone perceives their relationships as not fulfilling their social needs. Dr. Andrew Wister from Simon Fraser University believes social media may be partly fueling...

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Setting Yourself Up for Success show art Setting Yourself Up for Success

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Setting Yourself Up for Success “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit” – Will Durant The year 2020 is upon us and it marks the end of the decade. Millions of New Year’s resolutions will be made; however, the  success rate shows we just don’t know how to stick with them. We want to share with you the psychology behind starting new habits, changing old habits, and staying motivated. Think of this as your toolkit for setting yourself up for success – not just in January, but every day! Making behavioral changes: Habits are...

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Holiday Stress and Overspending show art Holiday Stress and Overspending

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Holidays can be a stressful time of year. There is pressure to make the perfect dinner, give a great gift, spend time with family members you don’t see frequently, and plan fun family festivities. All of this can leave you feeling stressed, depressed, lonely, fatigued, and underappreciated. The holiday blues is a term that accurately describes the mixture of unpleasant emotions one feels over the course of a seemingly joyous time. Not only can the holidays leave you feeling depleted, you may also be left with an depleted bank account. All too often families feel the need to impress one...

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What is Happiness: How to Pursue it show art What is Happiness: How to Pursue it

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Happiness is something many of us strive for using all the wrong approaches. We distract ourselves looking for the next big excitement, numb ourselves so we won’t feel emotional pain, seek pleasure in purchases, chase status in position or gaining influence or power and treat ourselves with food that we are not hungry for. Anyone who has achieved fame, fortune, status eventually recognizes that more things and more fame do not create any sense of lasting happiness. So what is happiness and does it make any sense to chase it down? I have certainly...

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Addictions: What we can do show art Addictions: What we can do

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What is Addiction? Did you know that in the United States alone,  people ages 12 and older abuse or are addicted to nicotine, alcohol, or other drugs? The percentage among the Canadian population is similar. Addiction is a disease that’s usually chronic in nature. It affects how the brain and body function, and it’s characterized by compulsive, or uncontrollable, drug seeking and use even in the face of harmful consequences. Addiction causes changes in the brain, which can be long-lasting and lead to harmful behaviours. Drug addiction is also characterised as a relapsing...

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Healing Relationship Wounds show art Healing Relationship Wounds

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Core Relational Blueprints Are Affected by Traumatic Events Have you noticed that traumatic events, like a physical injury, emotional threat, the loss of a loved one, or a life crisis, can often awaken or enhance your sense of fear, anger, isolation, or helplessness? , an expert in the field of Adult Attachment Theory and Models, trauma resolution, and integrative healing techniques explained that you develop an attachment style in your earliest years which follows you through life, replaying in your intimate relationships, from your lovers to your children to your work relationships....

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Healing-From-Childhood-Trauma show art Healing-From-Childhood-Trauma

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Dr. Anna Baranowsky completed an interview with Ande Anderson from , a company that focuses on personal and spiritual growth. The gifts of your traumatic past interview is part of a program called Healing from Childhood Trauma.

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In this episode Dr. Anna Baranowsky spoke with Psychologist, Dr. Robert T. Muller, a well-known clinical psychologist, author and professor. Together Dr. Baranowsky and Dr. Muller will discuss the therapist-client relationship and the tools available to therapists when helping their clients to feel safe and unpack their story.

For Dr. Muller's recently published book, you can find it on Amazon: "Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up". 
For Dr. Muller's podcasts and interviews you can visit his Youtube Channel.
For Dr. Muller's blog on Psychology Today please click the following link: 'Talking About Trauma'.

For further reading on the importance for clients to make connections and build their social support, you can see Sebastian Junger's book on Amazon entitled "Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging".

To find more information on the impact of childhood emotional abuse and historical trauma, you can visit Dr. Jonice Webb's website. 

This radio show was aired on Realityradio101.com on Thursday, November 29th, 2018.