Learn About Sex Therapy From a Licensed Sex Therapist
In today’s digital culture, sex is easy to find. But most of our encounters with sex are shallow and unrealistic. Sexual images and films easily capture the lust, or carnality, of sex, but there is very little conversation surrounding intimacy and how sex actually works in a real human relationship. In fact, many people believe there is something wrong with them because their sex life doesn’t look like it does in the media. In this podcast, our guest Laurie Watson, sex therapist and licensed marriage and family counselor, discusses some of the most common sexual issues she encounters in her practice and shares how sex therapy can help people become more comfortable with their own sexuality. Tune into today’s show to learn more about this very important but often misunderstood type of psychotherapy. Guest Information for 'Laurie Watson- Sex Therapy' Podcast Episode Laurie Watson is an AASECT certified sex therapist and licensed marriage and family counselor and is currently finishing her doctorate in sexology with research in helping couples recover sexually from breast cancer. She’s written a book titled Wanting Sex Again - How to Rediscover Your Desire and Heal a Sexless Marriag e (published in 2012 by Berkley Imprints) and she’s a blogger for Psychology Today and WebMD with over 11 million reads. Laurie addresses physicians and psychological training programs around the state and is a frequent guest lecturer at the medical schools of Duke and UNC Chapel Hill. She too is a podcaster and host of FOREPLAY - Radio Sex Therapy available with specific episodes dedicated to the many topics of specific sexual dysfunction and relational problems. About The Psych Central Podcast Host Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental Illness is an Asshole and other Observations , available from Amazon; signed copies are also available .
Bonus Content: Comorbidity with Schizophrenia
Comorbidity is the presence of one or more additional conditions co-occurring with a primary condition. In this episode, host schizophrenic Rachel Star Withers with her cohost Gabe Howard will be discussing comorbidity with schizophrenia. Comorbidity is associated with worse health outcomes, more complex clinical management and increased health care costs. Occupational therapist and host of the podcast Occupied, Brock Cook, will be joining us to discuss ways that he works with people with schizophrenia to manage multiple health issues.
Hugging Strangers to Improve Mental Health
Touch is a powerful thing. From the time we’re born, and throughout our lives, humans need touch to thrive and develop properly. Sadly, many people in our culture experience a profound lack of caring and respectful platonic touch. Today’s guest, Rev. Edie Weinstein, has a remedy for this. She is the founder of Hug Mobsters Armed With Love, which offers FREE HUGS events for the public. Tune in to discover how Edie got started in the hugging “business,” the ins and outs of giving free hugs in public, and how she manages to gently navigate our culture’s understandable wariness of inappropriate touch. Guest Information for 'Edie Weinstein - Hugging' Podcast Episode REV. EDIE WEINSTEIN, MSW, LSW, Love Ambassador, Opti-Mystic & Bliss Mistress Edie delights in inviting people to live rich, full, juicy lives. She is an internationally recognized, sought after, colorfully creative journalist, interviewer, author and editor, a dynamic and inspiring speaker, licensed social worker and interfaith minister, BLISS coach, event producer, certified Laughter Yoga Leader, certified Cuddle Party facilitator, and Cosmic Concierge. Edie is the founder of Hug Mobsters Armed With Love, which offers FREE HUGS events world- wide on a planned and spontaneous basis. She speaks on the subjects of wellness, relationships, trauma recovery, addiction, mental health, spirituality, sexuality, loss and grief. Edie is the author of The Bliss Mistress Guide To Transforming the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary and co-author of Embraced By the Divine: The Emerging Woman’s Gateway to Power, Passion and Purpose. About The Psych Central Podcast Host Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental Illness is an Asshole and other Observations , available from Amazon; signed copies are also available .
Transforming Trauma Into Wholeness and Healing
Trauma eventually comes for all of us. It isn’t just stereotypical things like war or assault that are traumatic, there is also the everyday realities of things like illness or job loss. As painful as it is, trauma can be an invitation to a process of growth and change. Join us as today’s guest, Dr. James Gordon, explains some of the techniques of trauma healing, including some surprising ones, like laughter and spending time with animals. Dr. Gordon also shares with us how he personally handles his own trauma and the programs most often used by the Center for Mind-Body Medicine. Guest Information for 'Transform Trauma' Podcast Episode James S. Gordon, MD, author of The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma , is a Harvard educated psychiatrist and a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. He is the Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM), a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School, and served as Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. About The Psych Central Podcast Host Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental Illness is an Asshole and other Observations , available from Amazon; signed copies are also available .
Getting unSTUCK: Get Yourself Going in 2020
Do you feel stuck where you are in life? In your job, in a relationship? Or maybe you are stuck in a negative feeling, like anger or resentment. Do you want to be able to get over it and move forward? Join us for today’s conversation with Shira Gura, creator of the unSTUCK method. Shira helps our host, Gabe Howard, with his own personal stuck point and shares some powerful tools to help you feel calm, in control, and to get out of whatever muck you are stuck in! Guest Information for 'Unstuck New Year' Podcast Episode Shira Gura is a well-being coach on a mission to create an emotionally healthy world. Trained in psychology, occupational therapy, and yoga, Shira is the creator of The unSTUCK Method, author of the award-winning book, Getting unSTUCK: 5 Simple Steps to Emotional Well-Being, and host of the award-winning weekly podcast, Getting unSTUCK. Through her coaching services and self-awareness tools, she helps moms and wives understand and regulate their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors so they can feel calm, free and in control, and positively impact those around them. Shira lives in Israel with her husband and 4 children. About The Psych Central Podcast Host Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental Illness is an Asshole and other Observations , available from Amazon; signed copies are also available .