In this episode, Jackie talks about power dynamics that affect us in our daily lives and pit us against each other instead of with each other. Recent events from last week brought the patriarchal structure of the United States and our representatives front and center. It's not uncommon for change to inspire change. As we have felt the uncertainty of a global epidemic, the issue of racism made it's way to center stage and is now followed by sexism. We are in need of a change. I see individuals and couples work towards and make these changes every day. Will this change raise from the micro level to the macro? I hope so!
This episode continues our look at politics. Jackie talks with author Bill Eddy about his book Why We Elect Narcissists and Sociopaths and How We Can Stop! Bill talks about the patterns across the world and throughout history where HCP’s have risen to the top and caused chaos and destruction. We cover the role media plays. We talk about what we, the average person, can do in recognizing these personality patterns and how to dialogue in this divisive time.
In this episode Jackie has a guest on to talk about Politics. Not partisan politics that put so many people on opposing sides from those they love, work with and know. Politics as it is designed to work and what we as citizens can do to get politics working for us instead of against us.
In this episode Jackie talks about the importance of living with intent. We can lay a foundation for ourselves to do this. She also offers practical steps to practice in moving forward with intent. During these times of unrest and uncertainty on our planet and in our country, living with intent can lead to the changes we so need.
In this episode, Jackie talks about a common communication process that will derail conversations and leave participants frustrated. This process is referred to as the drama triangle. Jackie explains this process as well as how to exit the drama triangle and communicate in more productive ways.
In this episode Jackie talks about the science of crying. We actually don't know a lot about why we cry and even less about why some people don't cry. There have been a lot of misconceptions throughout history about crying. Sadness and sorrow are inevitable experiences in life. Yet, we often avoid them or apologize for feeling that way. How can we gain clarity from our sorrow and bring meaning from our suffering? We talk about this and more in this episode.
In this episode Jackie talks about how mindfulness and being present improve our intimacy and connections in our relationships as well as offer other positive impacts. Fear of Intimacy is a common issue that brings clients in for therapy. Lack of connection in our relationships increases our feelings of loneliness. Jackie ends this episode with small steps to take in order to practice mindfulness and being present.
In this episode Jackie talks about the impact of family dysfunction. We like to think that what happened in our past doesn't affect our adult lives. However, One of the most significant triggers for childhood relationship trauma are adult relationships. Understanding how childhood trauma impacts us is key to being able to heal the wounds and become emotionally literate.