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A behind-the-scenes look at the best tips and techniques from clinicians around the world. This podcast shares practical techniques for a wide range of mental health topics, from parenting to substance use, mindfulness, anxiety, depression and so much more. If you are looking for great mental health advice from experienced therapists & psychologists, you are in the right place! AND... if you are you are a clinician who is looking to learn new techniques, this podcast is right for you, too!Li ...
 
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This episode was originally produced for the other podcast (Things You Learn in Therapy), but I am sharing it here because it was so good. My guest, Megan MacCutcheon, shares a WEALTH of knowledge about all things related to motherhood/fatherhood - especially during those pregnancy and right-after-birth times! Heard of the "baby blues"? We explore …
 
It is becoming more and more challenging to sort through exactly how to share about the tragedies that happen around us. Whether your child is a toddler or a grown-up, listen as Dr. Beth shares practical steps for talking about school shootings in this brief episode. Thanks for listening! Like, listen, share and comment! :) www.makewordsmatterforgo…
 
Setting boundaries is among the most common #thingsyoulearnintherapy. However, you don't always need a therapist to learn how to set a boundary! This episode, my guest, Tatiana Rojas, joins me to talk all things boundaries. Small boundaries, big boundaries, easy boundaries and hard boundaries...you'll hear about them all! We define what it really m…
 
Teen anxiety/worry can be really challenging to know how to manage. Should I use "tough love" or lean in? Should I be worried? Is this normal? All of these questions are really common for parents whose teens have worry, fear, or anxiety. Listen to this episode as I share some ideas on how to manage hard moments with your teen! www.makewordsmatterfo…
 
So this week, you get an EXTRA episode. :) HOORAY!! I just loved hearing my guest, Rachel Elder, share her couples' therapy tips on this episode. She had so many practical and helpful ideas for couples, most of which are easy to try at home today! This episode is for couples who may be newly dating, but also for those who have been together for man…
 
When things don't make sense, we often look for "meaning" to cope or better understand the world around us. This episode, my amazing friend and psychologist, Dr. Paula Kline, joins me on the podcast to have DEEP conversation about meaning making. I'll admit, at first, I was both enamored and a little overwhelmed with the "bigness" of these hard que…
 
This episode, I share a few pieces of a book I recently read called The Good Among the Great: 19 traits of the most admirable, creative and joyous people by Donald van de Mark - including pieces that I think we have forgotten (or continue to struggle with) as parents. For example, prioritizing your wants and talents within your schedule. Or how abo…
 
This episode was the most informative episodes I have done on the wellbeing of moms (and dads) around the childbirth period. If you've had a child, or are planning to have a child, this episode will bring to light SO.MANY.THINGS. Megan's expertise in issues around mental wellness and having babies was astounding. You will definitely learn something…
 
"Therapy doesn’t change the memory, rather it changes the way the memory is stored." YES! I am so thankful for my guest this week, Dr. Jen Blanchette, and her expertise in EMDR. But I was also enamored with her integration of whole-body wellness and how she uses that in the therapy room. This episode is FULL of so many #thingsyoulearnintherapy! Dr.…
 
Have you wondered why the pandemic continues to change us all so much?? Feel like you can't take ONE.MORE.CHANGE.? This episode with Dr. Akua Boateng will inspire and strengthen you. Realizing that our reactions to social distancing is about so much more than just the physical distance - Dr. Boateng clarifies all of this and what to do about it! Li…
 
Ever made negative comments about yourself or thought you were a terrible person after making a simple (or not so simple) mistake?? This episode is an AMAZING reminder of how to show self-compassion - in the same light that we give compassion to other people. My guest, Nicole McNelis, shared some really helpful tips that you can use today! Nicole M…
 
Anxiety is a part of life for many of us. Today, my guest describes the difference between "Big A anxiety" and "Little A anxiety". If you are person who has anxiety (either regularly or from time to time), you will want to hear what my new friend, Sierra Dator, has to say about it. Also - if you have a young woman in your life, you will want to che…
 
In relationships, communication is EVERYTHING. This episode, communication guru, Jacque Tyrrell shares VERY practical strategies for how to communicate well - including arguing well! She has acronyms and "playlists" and references to football that will keep you engaged and able to remember her tips during your next conflict. This episode has so man…
 
Your brain will always listen to what you tell it. WHAT?!?! This was exactly the reframe I needed during this episode! There were SO MANY things in this episode I want you all to hear. It was so powerful to hear her take on how to stop automatic negative thoughts and the tangible ways we all get stuck (and out of our stuckness!). Check this episode…
 
In a world where listening deeply continues to be a challenge for most of us, this episode is a great reminder of the power of listening both widely and deeply. We also explore the meaning (and impact) of being an introvert, extrovert, and ambivert. And if you have never heard of the "highly sensitive person" - you will want to hear our discussion …
 
One of the "emerging trends" of 2022 (in response to the COVID-19 pandemic) include women's issues in the workplace. Today, my friend and fellow therapist, Kali Wolken, joins me to talk about career issues and how they overlap with mental health issues. We focus on specific ways women can better support themselves (and other women!). We also talk a…
 
When I first connected with Dr. Kelly Savery, I thought, "I already love this." :) I have always felt a connection to trees. I have trees all over my house, around my house. I find myself pondering and wondering about things when I'm with trees. And frankly, I just thought I was WEIRD. lol Well...along came Dr. Kelly Savery. And she shares the MOST…
 
What do you get when you have two psychologists, talking about mental wellness?? You get THIS EPISODE! We talk everything from traumatic growth to male/female expectations (as they relate to emotions especially!) to "how did we get here?" discussions. Jerry's background in the services, as well as coaching/fitness/wellness, is evident in his overal…
 
The road to recovery is very personal. It can be long and treacherous; or shorter and smoother. This episode, I invited Christina Rife to share her expertise in working with people in recovery. We explore specific ideas within the substance use world, as well as strategies that she uses in her therapy room - while also sharing some of her own exper…
 
If you want an expert on parenting through divorce or separation, Dr. Tara Egan is your person. She came on my other podcast about a year ago to talk about technology use and that episode was so good (and so popular!), I knew I had to invite her back. This time, we tackle the difficult topic of divorce - and how to talk to kids about divorce. Even …
 
I have found my professional twin! A fellow psychologist who loves kids, loves parents, loves helping, and loves sharing small ways that can make a big difference with parents and kids. This conversation with Krysten Taprell, aka The Therapist Parent, was so exciting because it brings real-life therapy skills into the living room. Listen in as she …
 
This episode covers a wide range of helpful tips for anyone who is around kids or parents. As a parent myself, I found myself taking notes about things that I know I can use in my own house! Listen in as Lianna Purjes shares about #thingsyoulearnintherapy. Lianna is a former special education teacher turned clinical social worker. Lianna specialize…
 
I have found my professional twin! A fellow psychologist who loves kids, loves parents, loves helping, and loves sharing small ways that can make a big difference with parents and kids. This conversation with Krysten Taprell, aka The Therapist Parent, was so exciting because it brings real-life therapy skills into the living room. Listen in as she …
 
This cross-listed episode with my other podcast Things You Learn in Therapy is so powerful I just needed to share it to both podcasts! The grief of losing a loved one can be overwhelming. And to lose a child...unfathomably difficult. Though most of us haven't experienced such a tragic loss, we can learn from the many things that today's guest, Mich…
 
Welcome to the show. I am glad you are here. This episode, Dr. Beth Trammell, psychologist, author, speaker, consultant - shares with you the vision and aim of the podcast, as well as what to expect from each episode. This podcast is meant to be a resource for the general public, as well as fellow therapists/psychologists. It is NOT meant to replac…
 
Maureen Clancy joins the podcast today as she shares her expertise about the way our nervous system impacts (and is impacted by) everyday interactions with ourselves and others. This episode you will learn practical ways to better understand the hyper- and hypoarousal states, as well as the benefit of the "sweet spot" of regulation. You won't want …
 
Today's episode, we explore tangible ways to make relationships stronger - specifically a twist on the commonly considered "monthly meeting." I found myself thinking... "YES! I need to do this!" I hope you will find my guest, Liz Polinsky, to be SO helpful in your own understanding of #thingsyoulearninthearpy. We explore topics related to military …
 
The grief of losing a loved one can be overwhelming. And to lose a child...unfathomably difficult. Though most of us haven't experienced such a tragic loss, we can learn from the many things that today's guest, Michelle Benyo, shares with us. Grab a box of tissues and your journal. We've all experienced grief in the last two years. It's with a grat…
 
It's Christmas EVE!!!! WHATTTT?!?!? I am so proud of you. Of us. For making it 25 days to a better Christmas morning. Today is about rest. Presence. Enjoyment. Love. Stay safe, stay well, friends. Merry, merry Christmas and I will be back here after the new year! #25days25waystoabetterchristmas #kidsthesedayspodcast #makewordsmatter #parenting…
 
If you have listened to NO OTHER day but this one, THIS IS THE ONE TO HEAR! It's also the one to SHARE with others! Of all of the tips, this is the ONE that I believe is the most important to intentionally implement so you have a better Christmas morning. Consider your expectations. And be really clear. And trust me, your kids will thank you! :) #2…
 
I am really excited to see what folks do with this one! I already have my idea planned out. I would love to see what y'all come up with!! Post a picture and let us see your fancy! #25days25waystoabetterchristmas #kidsthesedayspodcast #makewordsmatter #parentingBy Dr. Beth Trammell, PhD, HSPP
 
One of my favorite parts of decorating for Christmas is finding the kids' ornaments they made from past years. Seeing how their little hands have grown. How their penmanship has improved (sorta!). And just a reflection of how they have grown. This Christmas, even if your kids are older...make an ornament just for them this year. #25days25waystoabet…
 
One. More. Time. It's purging time, one last time before the excitement comes next week. Post a before and after picture ! It will make you feel even more accomplished. :) #25days25waystoabetterchristmas #kidsthesedayspodcast #makewordsmatter #parentingBy Dr. Beth Trammell, PhD, HSPP
 
This episode may challenge you to think deeply. (Or maybe not! Maybe it is right there in the front of your mind!) Either way, take a moment to reflect, ponder, journal, and share! #25days25waystoabetterchristmas #kidsthesedayspodcast #makewordsmatter #parentingBy Dr. Beth Trammell, PhD, HSPP
 
I love traditions. Kids love traditions. It's the thing they remember when they are a grown up. (No pressure!) :) This episode I challenge us to have a new (or more special) Christmas Eve tradition. #25days25waystoabetterchristmas #kidsthesedayspodcast #makewordsmatter #parentingBy Dr. Beth Trammell, PhD, HSPP
 
Some of you will hate me for today's episode. :) I know lots of folks who love doing crafts. Looking on Pinterest. Finding the cutest things! And then some of you aren't as much. That's okay. This episode is STILL FOR YOU! Crafting doesn't have to be complicated. It just needs to be YOU and your child together. :) Have fun! Post a picture! #25days2…
 
Does your family have a special food? Maybe that is always on the table for the holidays? Or just something your child LOVES? Listen in as we explore how we can use food to create a special treat today (and then again on Christmas!). Thanks for listening! #25days25waystoabetterchristmas #kidsthesedayspodcast #makewordsmatter #parenting…
 
I just love when we can celebrate small things. This episode is all about getting ready for that last day of school before break! Get the anticipation of excitement started now! :) Enjoy the episode y'all and THANKS for listening and joining!! #25days25waystoabetterchristmas #kidsthesedayspodcast #makewordsmatter #parenting…
 
This episode is all about the purge. Again. :) And yes... we probably could use an additional time or two to get rid of just a few things around the house. This time, consider it less about de-cluttering and more about gifting to someone else! #25days25waystoabetterchristmas #kidsthesedayspodcast #makewordsmatter #parenting…
 
Dance, dance, dance! Who doesn't love a good dance party?! Today's tip is about having a great time with your kids and music. I haven't met a kid who doesn't get excited when music is on. And don't let your teens fool you...they love to dance too! #25days25waystoabetterchristmas #kidsthesedayspodcast #makewordsmatter #parenting…
 
This episode we explore another fun way to spend a little time together this evening. Anyone can join the fun and I bet you will hear at least a few people laughing tonight with this one. Have fun! #25days25waystoabetterchristmas #kidsthesedayspodcast #makewordsmatter #parentingBy Dr. Beth Trammell, PhD, HSPP
 
The first day, we explored what your Christmas HOPES were. If you haven't had a chance to catch that episode - head back there before you listen to this one! :) This episode expands on that first episode to challenge you to consider what your expectations are. Although they may seem like the same question, my hope is that you can see how they are d…
 
I love getting friends' Christmas cards in the mail. I love reading the yearly updates from friends near and far. But honestly, I can't ever seem to get my life together to be able to do them for other people! (#sorryfriends) Today's episode explores a quick way to spread some holiday cheer this week. #25days25waystoabetterchristmas #kidsthesedaysp…
 
I am a terrible singer. But I LOVE to sing. And my kids both love and hate when I sing. But when we are doing it together...it's always fun. Join in the fun today with a family, holiday SING-OFF. :) Make it a tik-tok if you need to get your teens involved. #25days25waystoabetterchristmas #kidsthesedayspodcast #makewordsmatter #parenting…
 
Who doesn't love cookies?!? And SPRINKLES?!? Take a breath. Skip the scale. And make a SPRINKLED MESS today with your kiddos. Have fun and take lots of photos! Post to social media with the hashtags #25days25waystoabetterchristmas #kidsthesedayspodcast #makewordsmatter #parentingBy Dr. Beth Trammell, PhD, HSPP
 
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