Relationship Podcast Episodes
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How to Practice Self-Compassion
Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, author of the popular audiobook ”The Assertiveness Guide for Women: How to Communicate Your Needs, Set Healthy Boundaries, and Transform Your Relationships”, offers great advice for how to practice self-compassion, a critical aspect of emotional well-being and resilience. she shares s a practical exercise for cultivating self-compassion, which will help you learn to act in comforting and kind ways toward yourself so that you can provide yourself with the self-soothing and self-nurturing that you need.
Healing After a Breakup: Moving through Grief
After a breakup, you might experience any or all of the five stages of grief. These stages can be scary and disorienting, but there is light at the end of the tunnel! By learning to understand the feelings associated with grief and how to be gentle with yourself as you move through them, you can create a positive environment for healing. In this episode, we’re sharing an inspiring excerpt from Dr. Christina Hibbert’s inspirational audiobook, ”Who Am I Without You? 52 Ways to Rebuild Self-Esteem After A Breakup.”
Healing After Heartbreak: Create the Life You Desire
Though experiencing heartbreak is a time of grieving, it does present a new opportunity to create the life you desire. Dr. Christina Hibbert, author of the audiobook Who Am I Without You? 52 Ways to Rebuild Self-Esteem After A Breakup, shares her thoughts on healing after heartbreak. What do you want your future to look like? Focusing on this question can help the healing process.
Healing After a Breakup: Build a Support System
After a difficult loss or breakup, don’t go through it alone! Instead, focus on ways to build a support system. Though heartbreak can make us want to remain alone, putting in the effort to recognize who you can lean on and how they can help can make all the difference in the healing process. By reflecting on what kind of help you need from those you love, you begin the journey of healing after a breakup.
Love Yourself: A Guided Meditation
"Love Yourself" is a soothing and relaxing guided meditation created for women to help you open your heart and attract the love you want.
Relationships and the Trap of Romantic Fantasies
When you first meet someone special, it’s common to feel overwhelmed by your desire for them. It’s possible to fantasize a whole life with someone before we’ve ever even spoken to them! Often, our response to this attraction is, “This is the one!” But the problem with this type of desire is the danger of being caught up in romantic fantasies.
Learn How to Handle Rejection
Belonging is a basic human need. Any rejection we experience tends to create a normal sense of discomfort. When rejection triggers a deeper feeling of pain, it may come from a belief that we are worthless or unlovable. We may also feel an emotional intensity that is greater than the situation calls for. But even in the midst of an intense reaction, we can learn how to handle rejection and find our way back to emotional balance. In this episode we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook “Stop Overreacting: Effective Strategies for Calming Your Emotions” written by marriage and family therapist Judith Siegel. Stop Overreacting helps you identify your emotional triggers and neutralize overwhelming emotions—choosing healthy responses instead of losing control.
Self-Worth is More Important than Self-Esteem
We know that good self-esteem can help us have a better, more fulfilling life. But if you’re exhausted from the pursuit of high self-esteem, clinical psychologist Dr. Christina Hibbert says may be time to consider something more holistic, gentle and effective. Today we’re sharing an excerpt from Dr. Christina Hibbert’s audiobook "Who Am I Without You? 52 Ways to Rebuild Self-Esteem After A Breakup." While this audiobook is full of tips for anyone struggling with the end of a relationship, it’s equally valuable for anyone looking for a life with more energy, gratitude, and focus. In this episode, Dr. Hibbert speaks from her experience with many clients who have tried and failed to improve their lives by working on their self-esteem. Instead, she suggests re-framing our concept of ourselves—and it begins with acceptance, rather than striving.
How Men Think: Insights & Tips for Women
We all know that men and women think differently. When women don’t understand how the male mind works, it can lead to frustration, misunderstandings and difficult relationships. Today psychologist Shawn Smith, author of the audiobook “The Woman’s Guide to How Men Think,” offers insights into male psychology, and some practical tips for women to help them better understand and connect with the men they love.
How to Have Difficult Conversations
We all know the gnawing feeling of needing to have a difficult conversation with someone. While the conversation could improve things in the long term, in the short term our fear can win out and cause us to avoid it. The good news is that there are simple skills that can help us learn how to have difficult conversations. Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook “The Assertiveness Guide for Women: How to Communicate Your Needs, Set Healthy Boundaries, and Transform Your Relationships” by psychotherapist Julie de Azevedo Hanks. If you’ve ever been bothered by a friend, coworker, child or partner, but found yourself uncertain about how to have a difficult conversation with that person, you’ll appreciate these concrete steps. You'll learn how to create a situation where your message, intent, mind, and heart will be heard and respected by another person. You can feel comfortable having even the most challenging conversations!