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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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Mar 31, 2021

This episode of Women In-Depth features Dr. Pearl Gregor. Pearl began studying dreams in 1988. By 2015, widowed, retired, and having finished her doctorate, she created her website: www.dreamsalongtheway.com. In December 2018, she published “I, the Woman, Planted the Tree: A Journey through Dreams to the Feminine,” followed by two more books and a memoir.

 

Topics discussed in this episode: 

  • What is the search for the divine feminine? (3:15)
  • The Myth of Inanna  (5:09)
  • How Pearl’s journey in and out of depression brought her to dreamwork (12:34)
  • How working with myth & archetype helps anchor you (14:38)
  • The work of relearning to hear our inner voice (17:34)
  • How the word “feminine” has been distorted (19:52)
  • Jung’s process for individuation (28:23)
  • Benefits of dreamwork for those in therapy (30:08)
  • Nightmares are an unexamined letter from the self (40:05)

 

Resources:

Pearl’s website: https://dreamsalongtheway.com/author/pearl/ 

Pearl’s books: https://dreamsalongtheway.com/books/ 

Carol Crist’s website: https://www.goddessariadne.org/ 

Daniel Kalsched’s website: https://www.donaldkalsched.com/

Mar 11, 2021

This episode of Women In-Depth features Bronwyn Shiffer, LCSW, a psychotherapist from Madison, Wisconsin who works with highly sensitive women struggling with depression. Bronwyn supports women who want to feel more strong, connected and comfortable in their own skin. She has a Masters of Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work and believes that personal transformation is what heals the world. 

 

Topics discussed in this episode: 

  • What it means to be highly sensitive (2:03)
  • How Bronwyn was drawn to working with highly sensitive women (5:52)
  • How depression can mirror the experiences of a highly sensitive person (HSP) (6:52)
  • The importance and value in creating space for grief and depression (8:55)
  • What is depression and how it shows up for HSPs (9:23)
  • The characteristics specific to the HSP brain and their impact on HSPs (15:25)
  • How HSPs feel deeply the full range of emotions and the experience of being human (16:47)
  • The challenges of an HSP in discerning and disentangling from other’s emotions (17:52)
  • The differences in an HSP’s experience of recovering and healing from depression (18:55)
  • The importance of seeking out an HSP-informed therapist when you are a HSP (19:47)
  • Tips to help HSPs manage the trait (27:31)
  • The benefits of being an HSP (37:37)

 

Resources:

Bronwyn’s website: https://www.bronwynshiffertherapy.com/  

Bronwyn’s blog post on how to find a therapist: https://www.bronwynshiffertherapy.com/blog/how-to-find-a-therapist 

Bronwyn’s blog post on asking yourself what you need: 

https://www.bronwynshiffertherapy.com/blog/self-care-needs 

Dr. Elain Aron’s website: https://hsperson.com/ 

Donna Eden’s website: https://edenenergymedicine.com/ 

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