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Welcome to Overpowering Emotions with Dr. Caroline Buzanko, the podcast that empowers you to help children and teens master anxiety and other overwhelming emotions and boost their resilience. Driven by a passion to help children and teens become masters over their anxiety and other overwhelming emotions, Dr. Caroline is here to guide you on a journey of strengthening courage and resilience. In each episode, she dives into insightful conversations, practical strategies, and expert interviews to equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to help children and teens navigate their big feelings and develop emotional mastery. This podcast is your go-to resource. It's time to strengthen our collective ability to empower the younger generation. A focus on developing skills for long-term well-being is at the heart of each podcast episode. About Dr. CarolineDr. Caroline is a psychologist, mother, public speaker, and the Yoda of anxiety. With over 25 years of experience, she has dedicated her career to supporting children, teens, and their families in enhancing their lives by strengthening confidence and resilience. Her expertise is also sought after by professionals and educators looking for effective training and approaches to optimally support the children they work with. As an Assistant Professor at Athabasca University, Dr. Caroline expertly integrates evidence-based research with practical, actionable strategies. This unique approach ensures that her teachings are grounded in scientific evidence while remaining accessible and applicable to everyday situations. Through this blend of theory and practice, Dr. Caroline empowers her audience to apply these insights effectively in both clinical settings and daily interactions, significantly enhancing the outcomes for children and teens.

Overpowering Emotions Podcast: Helping Children and Teens Manage Big Feels Dr. Caroline Buzanko

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Welcome to Overpowering Emotions with Dr. Caroline Buzanko, the podcast that empowers you to help children and teens master anxiety and other overwhelming emotions and boost their resilience. Driven by a passion to help children and teens become masters over their anxiety and other overwhelming emotions, Dr. Caroline is here to guide you on a journey of strengthening courage and resilience. In each episode, she dives into insightful conversations, practical strategies, and expert interviews to equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to help children and teens navigate their big feelings and develop emotional mastery. This podcast is your go-to resource. It's time to strengthen our collective ability to empower the younger generation. A focus on developing skills for long-term well-being is at the heart of each podcast episode. About Dr. CarolineDr. Caroline is a psychologist, mother, public speaker, and the Yoda of anxiety. With over 25 years of experience, she has dedicated her career to supporting children, teens, and their families in enhancing their lives by strengthening confidence and resilience. Her expertise is also sought after by professionals and educators looking for effective training and approaches to optimally support the children they work with. As an Assistant Professor at Athabasca University, Dr. Caroline expertly integrates evidence-based research with practical, actionable strategies. This unique approach ensures that her teachings are grounded in scientific evidence while remaining accessible and applicable to everyday situations. Through this blend of theory and practice, Dr. Caroline empowers her audience to apply these insights effectively in both clinical settings and daily interactions, significantly enhancing the outcomes for children and teens.

    147. How can tailored wellness strategies enhance resilience in children and teens?

    147. How can tailored wellness strategies enhance resilience in children and teens?

    In this episode of Overpowering Emotions, we jump into the fascinating world of emotional and physical wellness with guest expert Brenda Wollenberg. Brenda shares her journey from social work to nutrition, emphasizing her innovative approach to enhancing resilience in children, teens, and adults through personalized wellness strategies.
     
    It is so important to move beyond a one-size-fits-all mentality in wellness and resilience strategies. Brenda introduces her OCC formula to help us understand the unique reasons behind children’s behaviours. By using this approach, we can effectively create wellness game plans that foster resilient behaviours serving their overall well-being.
     
    Discover the transformative power of understanding raw genetic data for personalized health, the critical role of nutrition, sleep, and stress management in fostering resilience, and actionable insights on how to adapt these strategies to fit individual needs.
     
    Learn about the critical roles of nutrition, sleep, and stress management in fostering resilience and well-being.
      
    Don't miss this episode packed with valuable knowledge and practical tools to empower kids toward a more resilient and balanced life.

    Prefer to watch? Check it out on my YouTube channel and subscribe! https://youtu.be/1SAGu1rhjuI


    About Brenda

    Over the past five years, she has developed proficiency in helping clients understand the science of their genetics and in identifying patterns of behaviour that might be affecting their gene expression.
     
    She has had the privilege of being featured on TV and podcasts. Her articles have been published in various print media and she is the author of 'Overweight Kids in a Toothpick World' and 'Eat. Sleep. Move. For Your Genetic Body Type'.
     
    As someone who practices what she believes, Brenda is not just about helping you be the best version of yourself - she is about helping you understand how to get there.
     
    Get in Touch

    Website: www.inbalancelm.com 
    IG: @inbalancelm
    FB: www.facebook.com/InBalanceLMWellness/ 
    Email: inbalancelm@gmail.com
     
     
    Check out these FREE resources: 
     
    Brenda’s free self-check evaluation to see if you may benefit from doing epigenetic work looking at the impact of their environment on gene expression:
    www.inbalancelm.com/self-check
     
    Support for women:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/healthylifestylesupportforwomen  
     
    For parents/health care professionals looking for mental health resources: 
     https://www.psychiatryredefined.org/articles/
     
     
    Additional resources
     
    Brenda’s latest book is a super simple resource to begin the work of personalizing wellness, w/o knowing genetics: https://www.inbalancelm.com/ESM 



    Want to learn more about helping kids strengthen their emotion regulation skills and problem-solving brains while boosting their confidence, independence, and resilience? Check out my many training opportunities! https://drcarolinebuzanko.com/upcomingevents/

    • 34 min
    146. How can kids channel their inner Avengers to master emotional regulation?

    146. How can kids channel their inner Avengers to master emotional regulation?

    Today on Overpowering Emotions, we explore the intriguing concept of 'subselves'—the different parts of our personality that shape our thoughts and emotions. Discover how these subselves can either work together or clash, leading to internal conflicts.

    Learn practical strategies to help kids recognize and manage their subselves, fostering better emotional regulation. Join Dr. Caroline for an insightful discussion on how understanding our inner superhero team can improve emotional awareness and resilience in children. Tune in now!

    Want to watch? Check out https://youtu.be/O15vUehZkL4 and subscribe to my channel!

    And, if you're looking for summer success tips with your kids, be sure to check out these extra resources:
    Parents of the Year Podcast Summer Series (parentsoftheyear.ca)
    Summer 2024 Guide (https://bit.ly/bestsummerever2024)



    Want to learn more about helping kids strengthen their emotion regulation skills and problem-solving brains while boosting their confidence, independence, and resilience? Check out my many training opportunities! https://drcarolinebuzanko.com/upcomingevents/

    • 18 min
    145. How do internal cues help kids master their emotions?

    145. How do internal cues help kids master their emotions?

    Today on #OverpoweringEmotions, learn about the internal cues of emotion that drive behaviours and how to guide kids to recognize these to manage emotions and build resilience.

    Other things mentioned

    Explaining anxiety to kids: https://youtu.be/25dNVjgpkd8

     



    Want to learn more about helping kids strengthen their emotion regulation skills and problem-solving brains while boosting their confidence, independence, and resilience? Check out my many training opportunities! https://drcarolinebuzanko.com/upcomingevents/

    • 16 min
    144. Why is understanding emotions key to emotion regulation?

    144. Why is understanding emotions key to emotion regulation?

    Today on Overpowering Emotions, I discuss how emotions like fear, anger, sadness, and joy drive our behavior and influence our responses to the world around us. Teaching this to kids is critical to promote emotion regulation and resilience. With this understanding, they can strengthen their mindfulness and acceptance skills to effectively manage any emotion that comes up. Learn practical strategies to help kids recognize, validate, and constructively manage their emotions.

    Check out the infographic I mentioned: https://drcarolinebuzanko.com/emotions/

    And, be sure to check out these episodes if you haven't already:

    Integrating Mindfulness & Acceptance: https://youtu.be/3qLdi31UA-E
    Importance of Acceptance: https://youtu.be/GqLkVRCcuJw
    Building emotion regulation through mindfulness: https://youtu.be/202tDj35Dus



    Want to learn more about helping kids strengthen their emotion regulation skills and problem-solving brains while boosting their confidence, independence, and resilience? Check out my many training opportunities! https://drcarolinebuzanko.com/upcomingevents/

    • 19 min
    143. How can mindfulness, acceptance, and fear extinction create an anxiety-proof brain?

    143. How can mindfulness, acceptance, and fear extinction create an anxiety-proof brain?

    In this special recast episode of #OverpoweringEmotions, we explore how to optimize the brain's resistance to anxiety by integrating fear extinction, mindfulness, and acceptance into one cohesive approach. Discover how combining these powerful techniques can lead to faster and more lasting progress in kids’ emotional regulation. 



    Want to learn more about helping kids strengthen their emotion regulation skills and problem-solving brains while boosting their confidence, independence, and resilience? Check out my many training opportunities! https://drcarolinebuzanko.com/upcomingevents/

    • 24 min
    142. Why is acceptance so important to help kids master emotion regulation?

    142. Why is acceptance so important to help kids master emotion regulation?

    Today on Overpowering Emotions, uncover the power of acceptance in guiding children through their emotions effectively. Discover how nurturing resilience and emotional understanding can help manage emotions. Get valuable tips to assist kids in handling intense emotions gracefully.

    Tune in to learn about acceptance's vital role in fostering emotional resilience and healthy emotion control in children. Learn why mindfulness is just one piece of the puzzle. To truly strengthen the brain against anxiety, embracing acceptance is key.

    Anxiety isn't the issue itself. Find out why and how to help kids enhance emotional regulation and resilience.



    Want to learn more about helping kids strengthen their emotion regulation skills and problem-solving brains while boosting their confidence, independence, and resilience? Check out my many training opportunities! https://drcarolinebuzanko.com/upcomingevents/

    • 32 min

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