In this episode Jackie talks about the difficulty of change and it's connection to loss. During this time of physical distancing, there are many emotions people are trying to manage. How can we embrace the time we are in and plan for the change that is created?
The current time we are living in is surreal. We are facing uncertainty about what is to come. During these times it can be helpful to view it as a freefall and increase our awareness and intentionality. Jackie shares some ideas about how we can do this as well as a worksheet for you to determine what needs to fall in and what needs to fall out of your life at this time.
In this episode Jackie talks about the therapy process. It's not an uncommon for clients to ask questions or be confused about what to expect as they start therapy. Therapy is abstract. Often clients aren't sure of what they are supposed to do, what they should feel like and what outcome they should expect. Sometimes, it's hard for therapists to explain what therapy is. In this episode, Jackie tries to tackle all these questions.
In this episode Jackie talks with guest John Tsilimiparis, LMFT about OCD. We talk about what OCD is as well as the treatment modalities that are successful. For those suffering from OCD, this episode can bring awareness and hope.
In this episode Jackie talks about treating trauma with EMDR. She explains what EMDR therapy looks and feels like and what the goal of EMDR is. Jackie also talks about hesitancies therapists may experience in treating trauma.
In this episode Jackie talks about the skill of developing an inner observer as a way of increasing personal awareness and slowing down our automatic response process. Developing an inner observer helps us increase our emotional intelligence and make sense of behavior.
This episode is the final episode in the series on effective communication. In this episode Jackie talks about skills we can learn and develop to have the meaningful conversations in our relationships. These skills can become a habit and help us build the connection and meaning we long for in our primary relationship.
In this episode Jackie talks about the Four Horsemen that the Gottman's have identified as behaviors that show up in relationships that are destructive and serve as a barrier to effective communication. Jackie also talks about the antidotes the Gottman's have identified that move us out of destructive behavior into health, growth and success.