Two Austin therapists and their world-recognized guest experts break down modern attachment, relational neuroscience and trauma in a challenging but entertaining format designed to keep you off unconscious autopilot and moving towards closer connections.
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Whole Brain Living - Psychology + Neuroanatomy + Spirit with Dr. Jill Bolte-Taylor (164)
Using neuroanatomy and her experience having a massive stroke that took her self-conscious mind, Dr. Jill Bolte-Taylor and Sue Marriott discuss the 4 skill subsets in the brain that help us relate to ourselves and the world. Her TED Talk was the first one to ever go viral and has been viewed now 27 million times, so her ideas are clearly inspiring. Her new work brings together psychology, neurobiology and spiritual awakening.
A Dose of Hope Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy with Dr. Dan Engle
The use of psychedelics is slowly gaining favor as part of a holistic approach and is radically changing the way we think about therapy and psychiatric medicine. In this episode, Sue Marriott LCSW, CGP discusses the therapeutic use of psychedelics with Dr. Dan Engle, the Founder and Medical Director of Kuya Institute for Transformational Medicine in Austin, Texas.
Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy (PAP) refers to professionally supervised use of ketamine, MDMA, psilocybin, LSD and ibogaine as part of a carefully elaborated psychotherapeutic process. Clinical results so far have shown safety and efficacy, even for “treatment resistant” conditions, and far superior effects than traditional therapies alone, or traditional medicines such as antidepressants. In addition, the treatment is short-term and typically has little side effects or risk with careful and adequate screening.
This treatment isn't new, actually, the use of plants to achieve non-ordinary states of mind for wellbeing is ancient. But there has been a renaissance in exploring non-ordinary states as route to healing and the PAP model opens up interesting questions regarding diagnostics and explanation of psychological distress. It may serve to advance novel explanations for mental disorders and their treatment, in a way that considers social and cultural factors, historical adversities, and acute trauma. Find more www.therapistuncensored.com/episodes
Regulation Basics: Protection or Connection Neural Pathways – Which System are You Running Right Now? (166)
Everyone is familiar with reacting “in the heat of the moment,” but do we really understand what that means? Regulation basics include the protection or connection pathways to interpersonal relating.
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In this episode, Sue Marriott and Ann Kelley unravel the mystery behind our nervous systems auto-pilot settings: protection vs connection. They simplify otherwise complex ideas by breaking in to 2 main points. Becoming aware whether you are in the Protection/Defense versus Connection/Secure pathways in our nervous system helps us manage them. Also, how does our story affect how we react and deal with conflict, and how can we mitigate it?
Tune in for this insightful and eye-opening discussion on our internal working models when interacting with others.
Show Notes about regulation and the protection or connection pathways:
00:00 Understanding our internal working model
01:05 Our body responds so much faster than our mind
03:11 The story we tell amplifies the body’s response
05:30 Story vs State: Protective System and the Relational Connective System
08:11 Awareness of our state and identifying the tells of a protective system
16:12 The awareness of self in the presence of another, the relational system
17:49 Our smartest brain
19:30 Tells when you’re in a relational, connective, and reflective place
25:21 Tolerating difficult emotions
29:32 Use your own name to identify yourself
31:24 Ways to calm your body down
36:40 Pre-emptive strike; we get defensive because of the threat inside of our body
39:26 Positive interpretation of a story
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Steve Porges, of course! We have tons of stuff on Polyvagal Theory in our library, but here is a previous episode with Dr. Steve Porges directly, plus it includes lot's of other resources click here!
Great regulation PDF resource by former guest, Deb Dana - Rhythm of Regulation
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Managing Intense Feelings for Kids and Grownups with Lindsey Kealey (165)
Brain breaks and the 3 C's for connection with social emotional learning, updated.
Co-host Dr. Ann Kelley and child specialist, Lindsey Kealy dive into strategies for teaching kids how to regulate their emotions and promote postiive conecitons with others. Lindsey Kealey has developed a trauma and neuroscience-informed program that uses social emotional learning and problem-solving strategies to help us make positive decisions and thrive in our relationships. Find more at www.therapistuncensored.com/episodes and join our online community at www.therapistuncensored.com/join.
Attachment Assessment Unpacked, Ann & Sue Geek Out and Debrief Previous Episode with Carol George (163)
There were so many exciting moments in the previous interview with Carol George that we couldn't help but sit down and get into with you. We use excerpts from Episode 162, TU162: Adult Attachment Projective (AAP) Assessment & Clinical Use with Dr. Carol George and geek out as we work to continue to learn and incorporate the feedback from this legend in the field of attachment. We also worked to make this sometimes technical material more accessible to everybody, however, we'd still call this episode dense. Yeah, well, good content should not be over-simplified, you are welcome! If you have not had the chance to listen to the previous episode with world-renowned Attachment Assessment pioneer, Dr. Carol George - that's ok, we cover a lot in this one but you will definitely get the most out of it as a follow up to hearing the original first. Be easy on yourself though, there is no right or wrong way to learn! Find show notes at www.therapistuncensored.com/163 and join our neuronerd community here www.therapistuncensored.com/join.
Adult Attachment Projective (AAP) Assessment & Clinical Use, with Dr. Carol George
This is an incredible opportunity to sit with a legend in the field of developmental attachment research! Dr. Carol George worked directly with Mary Main, and her dissertation lead to the Adult Attachment Inventory (AAI). She and co-host Sue Marriott discuss wide-ranging topics all with the eye on using the whole of this research in real life and in the clinical setting. Learn about the Adult Attachment Projective, the history of the research and more about this incredible woman who is a living legend. Show notes for this episode can be found at therapistuncensored.com/episodes or search for 163 or Carol George.For more, join our private online community at https://therapistuncensored.supercast.com.
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Thank you so much for this wonderful, insightful, educational and brave series. Each episode offers important information on the most important areas of psychology and nourish the curiosity of therapists and curious punters alike.
I have only just discovered this podcast and only listened to 2 episodes but I have learned and gained so much insight already. As someone who really struggles with poor mental health I think this show will be a great addition to therapy.