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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 23, 2019

“There’s some distance between the spark and the flame, and in that distance, it gives you the freedom to respond more skillfully to the situation.” 

Depression is part of a common human experience but finding relief from it is incredibly complicated.  

Depression is a relapsing illness, and taking an antidepressant is not always a viable or effective solution for those suffering.  

In this episode, I talk with Dr. Stuart Eisendrath about how to treat depression when the antidepressants just aren’t enough. He walks through the definition of depression and anxiety, how they distort time and how we experience the present moment, and then finally how to align ourselves back to the present moment. Specifically, Dr. Stuart Eisendrath talks about mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, which teaches people a different way to respond to their depressive state, and how to take action in the moment.  

Take a listen to learn more about mindfulness practices and cognitive therapy, and how these techniques can shift one’s relationship with depression to finally experience healing.   

About Stuart Eisendrath:  

Dr. Stuart Eisendrath is the founding Director of the University of California San Francisco Depression Center. He has treated a full range of depressive disorders, from mild to the most severe over the last 40 years using multiple modalities. His lectures on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for the University of California TV has been viewed over 1.5 million times, and he’s rapidly developing MBCT as a modality for individuals currently in episodes of depression. 

 

Some Questions I Ask:  

  • What drew you to writing this book? (2:14) 
  • What is mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy? (5:57) 
  • How does anger play into depression? (19:52) 
  • How can someone stop the process of rumination? (25:16) 
  • How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy affect the brain itself? (37:38) 
  • What some first steps people can take to bring mindfulness into their life? (39:26) 
 

 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:  

  • What alternatives Dr. Stuart Eisendrath uses to treat depression and anxiety. (3:45) 
  • How to change your relationship to cumbersome depressive thoughts. (9:38) 
  • The key to shifting out of a depressive state. (14:31) 
  • How to use the RAIN technique to decenter from the anger that coincides with depression. (21:16) 
  • How Dr. Stuart Eisendrath’s personal experience with depression has informed in his work. (30:43) 
  • How to prevent relapses of depression without continued use of medication. (34:34) 
 

 

Resources:  

UCSF Depression Center 

Website 

When Antidepressants Aren’t Enough by Dr. Stuart Eisendrath 

Facebook 

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Dec 19, 2019

People feel like food allergies aren’t serious. I think that’s the biggest myth because they are.

Food allergies don’t always show up in ways that we expect them to.

A food allergy is a medical condition in which exposure to certain foods triggers a harmful immune response—and it’s serious.

Allergic reactions pose unique challenges to parents—especially parents of young children who cannot communicate everything they experience as an allergic reaction comes on. This is undoubtedly a scary concept to a child, but sometimes it can be even more anxiety-inducing for the adults responsible for their care.

In this episode, I talk with Joann Carter, LCSW. She has both personal and professional experience around managing her children’s various food allergies along with the inevitable anxiety that comes with it.

Throughout our conversation, Joann shares about her early experiences of learning to navigate the world after her two sons were diagnosed with severe food allergies. She also shares her insights into what to look for to identify allergic reactions, as well as debunking certain myths around allergies in general.

Take a listen to learn more about managing your child’s food allergies and how to stay cool, calm, and collected all the while.

 

About Joann Carter:

Joann Carter is a licensed clinical social worker, serving in the Las Vegas and Henderson communities for over 15 years. Her background in social work has allowed her to view individuals in the whole system of their lives and assist individuals in dealing with mental health struggles, as well as attaining emotional wellness.

Joann is currently the only therapist in Nevada on the Food Allergy Counselor Directory. She is also a member of the Food Allergy Behavioral Health Association.

 

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What was managing a food allergy for your son like for you? (5:16)
  • How prevalent are food allergies in children? (7:19)
  • What indicates a food allergy in children? (8:51)
  • What are some myths or misperceptions around allergies? (11:51)
  • How can a person discern when anxiety around food allergies becomes problematic? (15:54)
  • What words of support or wisdom would you like to share with anxious parents around managing a child’s food allergy? (21:36)

 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Why food allergies cause so much anxiety. (3:11)
  • How to help manage anxiety around food allergies. (5:57)
  • How food allergies affect various areas of children’s lives. (10:55)
  • The difference between a milk intolerance and allergy. (13:40)
  • How Joann personally manages her son’s food allergies. (19:03)

 

Resources:

Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE)

No Nuts Moms

Food Allergy Treatment Talk

Joann Carter’s Website

Dec 4, 2019

There are really lifelong implications for children who grow up with an emotionally isolating or absent dad. 

Some wounds take longer to heal than others.

The wounds of paternal abandonment are ones that take a particularly long time to heal. It requires time, a mental and emotional journey, and a definitive decision to let go of the idea that the father will change his ways.

In this episode, Rachael Chatham talks with us about the experience of the negligent father and general paternal abandonment, and how this particularly impacts daughters. This experience of the negligent father is very common; Rachael sees it in her practice, but it’s part of her personal narrative as well.

Rachael shares with us her journey that led to a transformative experience that allowed her to start taking care of herself—she let go of the fantasy she had written in her head about her father coming back around.

Take a listen to learn more about how to heal the wound left from a negligent father, and how you can help a loved one who’s healing as well.

 

About Rachael Chatham:

Rachael Chatham is a Licensed Professional Counselor, psychotherapist, and published author. Her private practice is located in Asheville, North Carolina, where she specializes in navigating relationship challenges and healing complex trauma. Her education is rooted in somatic and transpersonal psychologies, and she approaches her work from a perspective that all beings are whole. 

Rachael will be launching her first online course in January 2020: Reclaiming the Self: Returning to the Truth and Beauty of Who You Really Are.

 

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What drew you to focus in on this area? (2:42)
  • How does the impact of parental abandonment reveal itself in children? (8:31)
  • Why is the absence of a father so impactful? (10:29)
  • What advice do you have for someone who wants to explore this healing process? (26:40)

 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How motherhood affected Rachael’s relationship with her negligent father. (6:14)
  • How parental abandonment still happens, even with fathers living in the home. (10:12)
  • How the effects of parental abandonment influence the child’s sense of identity. (15:16)
  • What the grief process looks like when a child lets go of the fantasy that their father could be different. (23:13)
  • About Rachael’s transformative experience that allowed her to start taking care of herself. (27:06)

 

Resources:

Whole Self Therapy

The Skillful Self

Healing the Father Wound

The Fatherless Daughter Project by Denna Babul

Will I Ever Be Good Enough by Dr. Karyl McBride

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