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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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Jan 28, 2021

In this episode of Women In-Depth,  Alana Carvalho, LMHC, shares her insights on helping parents recover from patterns of codependency and perfectionism so they can raise empowered children.  

 

Alana Carvalho is a licensed mental health counselor who focuses on helping parents, couples and individuals build balanced relationships by releasing old patterns and becoming more authentic. She is especially passionate about helping individuals see how healing codependency and perfectionism can lead to a more joy filled life. Alana has lectured on child development at The College of Staten Island. Her first book Raising Empowered Children: The Codependent Perfectionist’s Guide to Parenting is now available on amazon.com. Alana maintains her private practice in Midtown Manhattan and is currently seeing clients virtually. You can connect with her through her website, Instagram, podcast or you can email her at alana@alanacarvalho.com

 

Topics discussed in this episode: 

  • The importance of helping parents understand codependency and perfectionism (2:39) 
  • What is codependency? (8:57)
  • How codependency can show up in parenting (9:34)
  • How someone can begin to heal from codependency (18:31)
  • What is perfectionism? (19:52)
  • How perfectionism can show up in parenting (20:30)
  • The double whammy of codependency and perfectionism in parenting (24:25)
  • The impact of little, everyday kinds of trauma (29:08)
  • The importance of emotional safety (35:20)
  • Bringing faith and spirituality into parenting (42:59)

 

Resources:

Alana’s website: https://www.alanacarvalho.com/ 

Alana’s book Raising Empowered Children: The Codependent Perfectionist’s Guide to Parenting 

Women In-Depth episodes on childhood emotional neglect (CEN)with Dr. Jonice Webb:  

Childhood Emotional Neglect:   The Invisible Experience

After Childhood Emotional Neglect:  Healing Your Relationships with Your Partner, Children, & Parents

Jan 6, 2021

Join me in a laughter-filled conversation with Allison Lefkowitz, author of “The Highly Sensitive Person’s Toolkit: Everyday Strategies for Thriving in an Overstimulating World,” and one of the best resources for highly sensitive individuals. Allison is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in New York City who specializes in working with highly sensitive people (HSPs).

Topics discussed in this episode: 

  • What it means to be Highly Sensitive (8:18)
  • Areas where Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs) struggle (9:30) 
  • How to differentiate an empath versus an HSP (10:16)
  • Self-Advocacy and Self Parenting: the first of the nine Core Skills for HSPs (13:26)
  • The Self-Advocacy and Self Parenting Skill Set (14:51)
  • The *5 Different Sensitive Styles (23:19)
  • What has surprised Allison the most in her work with HSPs (30:02)

 

Resources:

Allison’s website: http://almft.com/ 

Allison’s email: AllisonLefkowitz@icloud.com 

The Highly Sensitive Person’s Toolkit: http://almft.com/highly-sensitive-persons-toolkit-book/ 

*Resource for the 5 different sensitive styles:  Living With Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults,

edited by Susan Daniels and Michael Piechowski

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