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Women In-Depth: Conversations about the Inner Lives of Women

Listen in as therapists, coaches, writers, and other experts explore the inner lives of women: their struggles, fears, hopes, & dreams. This podcast is about cultivating a conversation around the uncomfortable, uncertain, and unknown aspects of a woman's experience. Through interviews and stories, Lourdes Viado, PhD, MFT goes beneath the surface and takes a deeper look at relationships, motherhood, self-acceptance, authenticity, aging, healing, suffering, loss, and other areas connected to the emotional and psychological well-being of women. We will be cultivating conversation around the entire experience of being a woman, with all its different aspects.
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Now displaying: July, 2016
Jul 28, 2016

Welcome! Today’s guest is Daniela Paolone, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who practices in Westlake Village, CA. Daniela specializes in supporting people living with chronic pain, illness, anxiety, and depression. Their unique challenges aren’t understood by those who haven’t experienced these issues. She’s here to deepen our understanding and awareness, because many of us have loved ones who are facing these challenges. I hope you’ll join us for this enlightening conversation with Daniela!

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at www.lourdesviado.com

Jul 21, 2016

Welcome! My guest today is Shirani Pathak, an entrepreneur and holistic psychotherapist in San Jose, CA. Shirani is the founder and owner of The Relationship Center of Silicon Valley. As an educator, Shirani holds workshops and classes about the most important relationship of all—the one with ourselves. In addition, she does writing and coaching, formulating her unique approach of blending spirituality into all that she does. Shirani’s work is holistic in every way, using the mind, body, and spirit approach. She is a healer and a certified energy medicine practitioner who focuses her work on women, because we so often neglect ourselves. I know you will learn much from our conversation, so join us!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Why we MUST nourish and cultivate the relationship with ourselves
  • Why people are thirsty for what her practice offers
  • How she blends spirituality with clients from different spiritual backgrounds
  • Meet the client where they are
  • “Care for others first”—it’s what women are taught!
  • Two relationships that must be nurtured and nourished above all others
  • Signs of those who don’t have a nourishing relationship with self
  • What is the common denominator?
  • How to “step into” relationship with yourself
  • Loving yourself: it takes more than yoga!
  • How positive affirmations can help
  • It’s a process that takes time
  • Resistance, challenges, and sacrifices
  • Old relationships become “old stories”
  • The “sifting” as we grow, heal, and evolve
  • Misunderstandings and myths
  • How do I find time for myself?
  • “The Inner Hustler”
  • Make a “to-be” list, and not a “to-do” list
  • Suggestions for beginning this process (begin with quiet time each day for YOU!)

Resources:

www.relationshipcentersv.com (Visit Shirani’s website for the Free Guide to Writing Powerful, Positive Affirmations. Also, find information about the Relationship Retreat in Lake Tahoe, CA, scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 2.)

 

Jul 14, 2016

Are you hurting or deceiving someone you love? Or has someone you loved betrayed you with an affair or sexual secrets and your heart is broken? Perhaps you have been struggling with depression or anxiety and don't know where to turn. If so, you are not alone. Every person and couple stumbles at some point in their life and needs support along the way.

Today’s guest is Mari Lee. She’s a respected and trusted therapist, who brings a compassionate and direct focus to her work treating each counseling client as a unique human being. Mari is recognized nationally and internationally for her work with spouses and partners of sex addicts, and with male and female sex, love and pornography addicts. Additionally, Mari is the best-selling author of, “Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts” and speaks and teaches nationally on this topic, as well as supervises and trains other therapists and counselors around the world in sex addiction recovery treatment.

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at www.lourdesviado.com/women-in-depth-podcast

Jul 6, 2016

Today we’re talking about relationship issues, especially when couples face infidelity and divorce. My guest is Alicia Taverner, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Join us as Alicia shares her wisdom on these difficult topics.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Why Alicia’s purpose in therapy has always been to help and support women
  • How her practice focuses on women and couples who are trying to “put themselves back together”
  • Statistics on extra-marital affairs: (they are more common than you think!)
  • The HUGE paradox in our beliefs and actions
  • The importance of the language we use surrounding infidelity
  • What is an “affair”?
  • The emotional impact
  • How women and men differ in their reactions to affairs
  • How a relationship becomes vulnerable to an affair
  • From Alicia’s blog: 5 things that come between couples and cause affairs
  • The roles of disconnection and loneliness
  • Why people have affairs
  • The Vacuum of the Affair
  • How to strengthen your relationship connection
  • Don’t play “the blame game”
  • How to take responsibility and HEAL
  • Why the same problems might still exist
  • Myths about infidelity
  • Qualities of couples who recover
  • Why an affair is a psychological trauma
  • Alicia’s advice
Jul 6, 2016

Do you know what loneliness feels like? Loneliness may NOT be exactly what you think it is, but it probably affects more women around you than you realize. We’re talking with Sabrina Santa Clara, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Las Vegas. She is also the co-owner of the Center for Integrated Wellness, and her approach includes traditional and non-traditional therapy tools incorporating holistic methods. Join us for more!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • How Sabrina’s practice incorporates mindfulness, creativity, and spirituality
  • “Non-clinical” vs. clinical therapy
  • How Sabrina uses aromatherapy, creative arts, touch therapy and MORE!
  • Why culturally-appropriate methods matter
  • How Sabrina trains other clinicians in the art of psychotherapeutic touch
  • Why touch therapy is a “touchy” subject
  • Why traditional therapy emphasizes “thinking”
  • Why Sabrina focuses on loneliness
  • What is loneliness?
  • The disconnection/the reconnection
  • The different levels of loneliness
  • Attuning—What is it?
  • The wound of “not being seen”
  • Why authenticity is important
  • Myths about loneliness
  • The root of loneliness
  • “Big Love”
  • Gifts of loneliness
  • How to pay attention to your tender parts
Jul 5, 2016

Welcome to the Women in Depth podcast! Today’s show will be different than the others as I tell you what to expect for future shows. We will be cultivating conversation around the entire experience of being a woman, with all its different aspects. Thank you for beginning this journey with me!

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • How we will shine a light into life’s shadows
  • Being human involves uncertainty, suffering, pain, and struggles.
  • Life’s difficult places affect us.
  • Why the most painful challenges lead to the most growth
  • When we face fears with intentionality, we can heal and move forward.
  • Who Am I? Meet me, learn what I do, where I work, and the topics I’m most passionate about.
  • My inspiration is my clients, who move me, honor me, and astound me.
  • Support for YOU as we explore the inner lives of women
  • What my goals are for this podcast

You can visit the website and access all the show notes and resources mentioned in the show. www.lourdesviado.com

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