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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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Dec 14, 2018

“It’s really about approaching ourselves with love and compassion and approaching the stuff with love and compassion. It’s not the enemy. There’s nothing wrong with the stuff, it’s just getting real with ourselves and going ‘Do I want to keep carrying this? Is it time?’”

In a culture that simultaneously prioritizes materialism and organization, our accumulated belongings can become unmanageable.

As she confronted stagnant energy in the form of her own clutter, Michael Spencer unearthed a new, soulful approach to the flourishing minimalism movement. Using her background as a mental health counselor, Michael developed and founded Let’s Purify, an online service dedicated to purifying our living spaces, personal energy, and the planet. Let’s Purify helps people release attachment to accumulated belongings and experience greater freedom.

In this podcast, Dr. Viado and Michael Spencer discuss:

  • The five components of home energy purification
  • The difference between “purging” and energy purification
  • Confronting sentimental objects and objects we feel we should be sentimental about
  • Getting honest with ourselves about attachments to our objects

Links:

https://letspurify.energy/
https://www.facebook.com/letspurify/
https://www.instagram.com/letspurify/

Nov 30, 2018

“I have a body but I am also more than my body and you know, there’s this whole other rich world inside of me called the soul.”

Jodie Gale’s work surrounding bodies and food began long before her training as a soul-centered psychotherapist, counselor and eating disorder therapist. Jodie’s path stems from her own recovery from bulimia, addiction and childhood interpersonal trauma.

These days, Jodie works with women seeking to recover from body image problems, yo-yo dieting, chronic dieting and eating disorders from a soulful and holistic perspective. Jodie holds a BA of Social Work from University of Sydney, an MA in Psychotherapy from Middlesex University, and an Eating Disorder Coach Certification from the Carolyn Costin Insitute. Jodie practices counseling, psychotherapy, clinical supervision and private practice business coaching out of the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia and offers sessions via Skype.

This week Jodie and Dr. Viado resume their conversation about disordered eating and recovery specifically through the lens of internal and external weight discrimination. To find more information about Jodie and her work, please see:

https://jodiegale.com/
https://jodiegale.com/soul-sessions/

To find Jodie’s previous episode:
https://lourdesviado.com/09-disordered-eating-a-search-for-wholeness-with-jodie-gale/

Nov 15, 2018

“We have, at best, sort of this view of technology as a benign thing in our lives. And at best, this kind of projection on technology, that it’s really what makes or breaks modern life...Most people are floored once they really do the tally and become more aware of how incredibly engaged they are and how incredibly time-consuming their personal electronics are in their lives.”

As unique obstacles of modern times go, negotiating personal device use tops the list. The challenge becomes even more difficult as our children progress from early childhood into pre-teen and teen years and the issues of social media, video games and screen time escalate.

Dr. Anders Beier is the co-founder and COO of the London-based non-profit The Centre for Technology Awareness. He also holds an MA in counseling from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA and a Ph.D. in Jungian Studies from Saybrook University in San Francisco. He works with couples and individuals on treating depression, anxiety and life changes near Aspen, Colorado. This week Dr. Viado and Dr. Beier resume their discussion about technology, focusing specifically on navigating the complications of parenting in the information age; brain chemistry changes with technology use; and developing boundaries with personal devices for our kids and ourselves.

To listen to Dr. Beier’s last conversation with Dr. Viado please see Episode 28: The Shadow of Technology: https://lourdesviado.com/28-the-shadow-of-technology-with-dr-anders-beier-lpc/

To keep up with Dr. Anders Beier, please visit:
http://beiertherapy.com
http://technologyawareness.org

Other Resources:

CDC’s Differences by Sex in Association of Mental Health With Video Gaming or Other Nonacademic Computer Use Among US Adolescents: https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2017/17_0151.htm
Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain - Daniel Seigel: https://www.drdansiegel.com/books/brainstorm/
iDisorder Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us - Dr. Larry Rosen: http://drlarryrosen.com/2011/03/idisorder

Oct 18, 2018

“I don’t know that we’re in a culture that supports a woman taking care of herself first, it’s really something that needs to be taught and I think probably the biggest thing that needs to be taught is self love and self compassion. I think we know how to be compassionate toward other people but I don’t think we know how to use compassion on ourselves, how to be kind to ourselves.”

Dr. Deb Butler is a board certified chiropractor and acupuncturist, a certified nutritionist and master life and weight loss coach who helps women from all walks of life going through menopause end their struggle with weight. Dr. Deb Butler utilizes a blend of brain science, nutrition, physiology, life coaching and life lessons to help clients embrace real weight loss starting from the inside.

When her lifelong struggle with her weight collided with the arrival of menopause, Dr. Deb realized how misguided her perception of both had been all along. Through research, courses and plenty of exploration, she has constructed a program to reframe how one views weight, balance and oneself. Join us this week as Dr. Deb shares how you can improve your weight and your life for good!

You can learn more about Dr. Deb Butler at:

https://drdebbutler.com/

https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/thinner-peace-in-menopause/id1097852666

https://www.facebook.com/drdebbutler/

Oct 4, 2018

“We have to be much more allowing of ourselves, allowing ourselves to try things out and make mistakes and that’s so crucial - Can we allow ourselves to make mistakes? And maybe use the mistakes to take us on a different journey?”

Emma Cameron could reasonably be describing talk therapy or the practice of our creative energy but she is actually talking about both. How do we recover our creativity? How does the disconnection happen in the first place? How can we benefit from the practice of creativity in therapy and our lives? Join us this week as Emma discusses the role of creativity and creation in our journey toward self discovery.

Emma Cameron is a registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist based in Essex, England. She works in private practice and online with women who want to connect to their deepest creative self and heal from anxiety and trauma. Emma has a Masters degree in Integrative Art Psychotherapy and she is a HCPC registered Art Psychotherapist. Emma paints, draws and has been practicing art for many years. Through 2017 Emma’s work was featured in ‘Contemporary Masters from Britain’, an exhibition touring major art galleries in China; next year she will be exhibiting paintings in Poland and the UK.

Learn more about Emma and her work at:

www.emmacameron.com

https://twitter.com/EmmaCameronArts

https://www.facebook.com/emmacameronarts/

Sep 27, 2018

“...A universal path, a divine feminine path and...a universal quest for adventure, for transformation, for self discovery.” This is how awardwinning writer, teacher and consultant Janet Lucy, M.A defines the heroine’s journey. But why does it matter? In what stages does it occur and how can we identify them? Join us as Janet elaborates on the heroine’s journey, discovering one’s inner voice and courageously pursuing the path inward.

As the founder and director of Women’s Creative Network, Janet facilitates creative and professional development through writing workshops. She is also the author of The Three Sunflowers, a children’s book for all ages and the co-author of Moon Mother, Moon Daughter ~ Myths and Rituals That Celebrate a Girl’s Coming of Age. Janet holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University and a California Teaching Credential from UC Santa Barbara. She offers individual consulting and counseling, weekly groups and international writing retreats in Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru and Italy.

Look up for an upcoming episode of Women in Depth with Janet Lucy and Terri Allison, Janet’s co-author in Moon Mother, Moon Daughter. Learn more and keep up with Janet at:

https://www.facebook.com/janetklucy


http://www.janetlucyink.com

Jul 26, 2018

Michael Gellert is a Jungian psychoanalyst practicing in Los Angeles and Pasadena. He treats individuals and couples and offers a Jungian Writing Workshop.  

Michael  was formerly Director of Training at the C. G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles and a humanities professor at Vanier College, Montreal. He managed an employee assistance program for the City of New York and has been a mental health consultant for the University of Southern California and Time magazine.  

Michael was educated in rabbinic Judaism; studied theology at Loyola College, Montreal; and trained with the renowned Zen master Koun Yamada in Japan for two years.

He is the author of Modern Mysticism and The Fate of America (for which he received a letter of appreciation from Bill Clinton; and which was also given to Barack Obama by one of his advisors).  He also authored The Way of the Small which was recognized by The Center for Spirituality & Practice as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2007.

His new book is The Divine Mind: Exploring the Psychological History of God’s Inner Journey.

Jul 12, 2018

Julie Bjelland is a licensed psychotherapist and author of several books, including, Brain Training for the Highly Sensitive Person: Techniques to Reduce Anxiety and Overwhelming Emotions.

In addition to her private practice, Julie also developed and teaches innovative online global brain-training courses for the “Highly Sensitive Person” (HSP) trait; is a consultant and supervisor to other therapists; teaches workshops; coaches HSPs globally; and consults with parents regarding their highly sensitive children.

Recognized for her expertise in the Sensory Processing Sensitivity trait, she is a featured guest expert on Dr. Rick Hanson’s Foundation of Well-Being Program.

Her passion is helping people live their best lives and thrive. Julie also specializes in working with anxiety, communication training, self-esteem, and the LGBTQQ community.

Julie is an HSP herself and the mother of two highly sensitive children.

For full show notes visit www.womenindepth.com

Jun 28, 2018

Yvonne Tally is the author of Breaking Up with Busy:  Real Life Solutions for Over Scheduled Women.  She is an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) master practitioner, and leads meditation and de-stressing programs for corporations, individuals, and private groups in Silicon Valley.   

Yvonne is the cofounder of Poised Inc., a Pilates and wellness training studio, and is the founder of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarves, a charity that provides headscarves to cancer patients. She lives in Northern California.

 

For full show notes visit www.womenindepth.com

 

Jun 14, 2018

Sean Fitzpatrick, PhD, LPC, holds master's degrees in religious studies (Rice University) and clinical psychology (University of Houston - Clear Lake) and received his doctorate in psychology through Saybrook University's program in Jungian studies. Sean is a psychotherapist in private practice and has been employed at The Jung Center since 1997. His research interests include the intersection of psychology and spirituality, ethics and the imagination, and vicarious trauma and the self-care needs of helping professionals and social service providers. He is a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum and serves on the boards of the Houston Museum District Association and the Network of Behavioral Health Providers. 

For full show notes visit www.womenindepth.com

May 31, 2018

Erika Martinez, PsyD. is the founder, owner of Envision Wellness in Miami, Florida. A Florida licensed psychologist and certified educator, she specializes in combining her expertise in assessment, trauma, and shame resilience to address a variety of mental health conditions experienced by young professionals and entrepreneurs, such as anxiety/stress, burnout, limiting beliefs, people-pleasing, self-worth, heartbreak, and toxic relationships/codependency.

Dr. Martinez has a passion for helping others cultivate self-awareness and confidence so they can lead achieve happy and meaningful lives that make the world a better place.

For full show notes visit www.womenindepth.com

May 17, 2018

Julie Bjelland is a licensed psychotherapist and author of several books, including, Brain Training for the Highly Sensitive Person: Techniques to Reduce Anxiety and Overwhelming Emotions.

In addition to her private practice, Julie also developed and teaches innovative online global brain-training courses for the “Highly Sensitive Person” (HSP) trait; is a consultant and supervisor to other therapists; teaches workshops; coaches HSPs globally; and consults with parents regarding their highly sensitive children.

Recognized for her expertise in the Sensory Processing Sensitivity trait, she is a featured guest expert on Dr. Rick Hanson’s Foundation of Well-Being Program.

Her passion is helping people live their best lives and thrive. Julie also specializes in working with anxiety, communication training, self-esteem, and the LGBTQQ community.

Julie is an HSP herself and the mother of two highly sensitive children.

For full show notes visit www.womenindepth.com

May 10, 2018

Alicia Taverner is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (#50414) with a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Communications from the University of La Verne, and a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University.

Alicia has contributed to several online and print magazines and podcasts, and has a regular spot on a local radio show as a relationship expert.

Alicia specializes in helping women find the calm within the storm of some of the most difficult relationship struggles such as infidelity, divorce, and postpartum anxiety and depression.

She is also a trained Discernment Counselor, and helps couples explore options for continuing their relationship despite some very heavy challenges. She resides in Southern CA with her husband and three children.

For full show notes visit www.womenindepth.com

May 3, 2018

Melissa Divaris Thompson is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in New York City, seeing primarily women in their 20s and 30s, pregnant women, and new moms.

As a holistic and depth-oriented therapist, Melissa’s role is to support clients in finding wholeness — mind, body, and spirit — creating more joy, ease, and healthy relationships. She helps clients remember their empowered, authentic voice and “tap back into” their true selves.

Melissa co-founded Honest Mamas to help support women emotionally and spiritually on the motherhood journey.

Apr 27, 2018

Diane D. Rodriguez, known affectionately as Dee Dee Rodriguez, is a registered mental health counselor intern with a private practice in Melbourne, Florida. With a passion for grief care, education and advocacy she can often be heard saying that she helps the bereaved heal their matters of their heart, mind, body and soul as they discover meaningful living despite everyday grieving. She holds a Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology with a focus on clinical mental health and a certification in addictions counseling. Her undergrad is in social psychology and she has a long history of working with families with children diagnosed with childhood cancer, is an avid bone marrow donor advocate and volunteered providing 11th hour services in adult hospice care. Diane is married to her high school sweetheart of 30+ years, has four children and is a blue star wife, mom and a gold star cousin.

Her grief specialty focuses on traumatic and sudden loss, child loss, parental loss and the loss of a spouse or significant other. In her couples work she helps couples who struggle with grief recovery from infidelity and betrayals. Her vision is to create a culture where grief care is embraced empathetically and compassionately; so that grief illiteracy and avoidance is replaced with compassionate connections that nourish a life in alignment with each individual’s authentic wellbeing.

Apr 19, 2018

Gina Abbeduto has been in the helping professions for the last 20 years, working as a psychotherapist and teaching psychology. Her work as a therapist revolves around the belief that clients are the experts in their own lives.

After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Law & Society from Purdue University in 1995, she completed my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Benedictine University in 1998. Since that time, she has practiced in various settings, including a psychiatric hospital, community mental health center, partial hospitalization programs, and private practice. She also taught undergraduate psychology at Benedictine University and graduate psychology at Lewis University and facilitated training programs for Job Corps in Joliet, Illinois.

With her move from Chicago at the end of 2011, she brought fourteen years of expertise with effective, non-pathologizing models such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy, mindfulness-infused models which offer clients the gift of embracing the power to change and create new meaning in their lives.

Apr 5, 2018

Debra Oakland is a Courage Advocate, Writer, Joyful Experiences, and founder of Living in Courage Online – A Spiritual Oasis for Overcoming Life’s Biggest Challenges and author of Change Your Movie, Change Your Life: 7 Reel Concepts for Courageous Change.

Over a period of 4 years Debra experienced multiple losses: she lost her 21 year old son, her baby girl in the 8th month of pregnancy, both brothers, and her father. The loss experienced during this time was life - altering and illuminated a path forward that Debra never saw coming.

Debra’s work since that point has been to share her story of courage and strength. Showing people that in the midst of immense tragedy, there are silver linings, and we each have own path to fearlessness. By sharing experiences in and around courage, we have the opportunity to make a powerful difference in our lives. Debra lives in Laguna Beach California with her husband and best-friend, Cody.

Full show notes available at www.lourdesviado.com

Mar 29, 2018

Beth Luwandi Lofstrom, MA, LPC is a licensed psychotherapist and Life Coach in private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio. She works with couples and individuals experiencing betrayal, loss, and relationship tangles. Her Whole Human Theory (TM) suggests that a

Mar 22, 2018

Welcome to the podcast! Today I am delighted to be joined by Boysen Hodgson. Boysen is the Communications and Marketing Director for the ManKind Project USA, a nonprofit mentoring and training organization that offers powerful opportunities for men’s personal growth at any stage of life.

Boysen has been facilitating men’s work for nearly a decade.  He’s a co-founder of the Springfield Open Men’s Group, former Director for the New England ManKind Project Center, and author of “The New Macho,” a credo for the new masculine. Boysen has been featured in numerous radio programs and publications including a New Conversation with Men, Good Men Project, Dallas Voice, and the Sunday Times of London.

Boysen received his BA with Honors from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, after completing 2 years of Design coursework at Cornell University. He has been helping organizations and individuals design the change they wish to see in the world for 15 years. He’s a dedicated husband, a cyclist, and an urban homesteader.

Full show notes available at www.lourdesviado.com

Mar 8, 2018

Ashlee teaches highly sensitive empathetic women to live a "hell yes" life where they leave the shoulds behind. Her clients learn to live a passion-filled, turned-on, lit-up life where everything is possible, and to connect with their own intuitive genius.

She helps her clients stop prioritizing other people's opinions; to give themselves permission to go after their own desires; to be deeply self-expressed, self-confident, and vibrant; and to release the limiting beliefs that have made them feel selfish or self-centered for putting themselves first in the past.

She has her Ph.D. in psychology, is powerfully psychic, and has over a decade of experience helping hundreds of people transform to feeling passionate, vibrant, fulfilled, and joyful.

Full show notes available at www.lourdesviado.com 

Feb 22, 2018

Dr. Rachna Patel has been practicing in the area of Medical Marijuana for half-a-decade now - since 2012.

She step-by-step walks patients through how to use medical marijuana for their specific medical condition without getting high off of it, without getting addicted to it, and without smoking it.

She speaks from the experience of having treated thousands of patients and having thoroughly reviewed the medical research on marijuana.

She completed her medical studies at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Vallejo, California) and her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois).

You can learn more about the work she does at www.DrRachnaPatel.com

  • What conditions do you commonly treat?
  • What results have you seen in the patients that you've treated with medical marijuana?
  • How exactly does marijuana relieve pain?
  • How does marijuana reduce inflammation?
  • How is it possible to use medical marijuana without getting high off it?
  • Are there ways to use medical marijuana other than smoking it?
  • Is marijuana addictive?
  • Who should not use medical marijuana?

Resources

Website

YouTube

Twitter: @DrRachnaPatel

Other Media

Why I Decided to Become a Medical Marijuana Doctor

Q&A about medical marijuana

Dr. Donald Abrams Cannabinoid-Opioid Interaction in Chronic Pain Study

 

Feb 15, 2018

Welcome to the Podcast! Today I am delighted to be joined by Laura Beann, LCSW, a therapist specializing in Psycho-Shamanic Counseling.

Laura recognizes that there are unseen resources to assist in healing and helps client discover those resources; explore the material of dreams; and reconnect with lost parts of themselves.

Laura was nudged by her helping spirits to commit to a shamanic path when a powerful initiatory experience changed her life. Laura believes that accessing and befriending spirit guides provides empowerment and healing. Her own experience of shamanic healing led her to complete a three-year shamanic training and initiation.

Laura’s shamanic and social work training includes Julie M. Kramer’s Three Year Initiation and Professional Training. Laura has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver and clinical training in co-occurring disorders and medical social work.

Laura is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS).

Today, Laura is based in Santa Rosa, California where she provides psychoshamanic work for individuals and facilitates shamanic group work and retreats. She offers sessions in-person, phone, and video counseling over Zoom.

 

Full show notes available at lourdesviado.com

 

Feb 8, 2018

Welcome to the Podcast! Today I am delighted to be joined by Dalila Jusic-LaBerge, LMFT. Dalila specializes in working with accomplished women, who yearn for love but feel lost in romantic relationships. She helps them heal, connect to their own emotions, develop intuition, and be ready to connect on a deeper emotional level with loved ones.

Dalila is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with an MA degree in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. Prior to her graduate work in clinical psychology, she attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she completed her BA in psychology and worked in research involving health psychology. She has been practicing in this field for over nine years.

Born and raised overseas, she has traveled around the world and met many people from different cultures. She came to the United States, where she completed her formal higher education and training. Her diverse life experience taught her that happiness is a skill and it can be learned and practiced daily. She loves working with divorced women, helping them grow to become their true self from where they can enjoy loving and respectful relationships.

 

Full show notes available at www.lourdesviado.com 

 

Feb 8, 2018

Welcome to the Podcast! Today I am delighted to be joined by Dalila Jusic-LaBerge, LMFT. Dalila specializes in working with accomplished women, who yearn for love but feel lost in romantic relationships. She helps them heal, connect to their own emotions, develop intuition, and be ready to connect on a deeper emotional level with loved ones.

Dalila is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, with an MA degree in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. Prior to her graduate work in clinical psychology, she attended the University of California, Los Angeles, where she completed her BA in psychology and worked in research involving health psychology. She has been practicing in this field for over nine years.

Born and raised overseas, she has traveled around the world and met many people from different cultures. She came to the United States, where she completed her formal higher education and training. Her diverse life experience taught her that happiness is a skill and it can be learned and practiced daily. She loves working with divorced women, helping them grow to become their true self from where they can enjoy loving and respectful relationships.

 

Full show notes available at www.lourdesviado.com 

 

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