In The Adult Chair, Michelle Chalfant applies her holistic approach to healing and transformation as a foundation for better understanding our relationship with ourselves and our relationship with stress, anxiety, depression, physical health, self-love, peace, emotional balance, and how our understanding of ourselves impacts the most important relationships in our lives.
Enmeshment, Codependency and Boundaries with Dr. Ken Adams
Do you ever feel like you’re being disloyal to your family for having your own life? Or do you feel like you’re second fiddle to your partner’s parents?
If so, you or your partner might come from an enmeshed family: a system of relating to each other that is based on dependency, guilt, obligation and too much closeness (yes, that can be a thing!).
Deeper Connections Through Vulnerability
As humans, we are all wired for connection and to feel like we belong. No one, even the biggest introvert on the planet, doesn’t want to feel connected with others.
But many of us find there is a gap between the connection we crave and the way we experience our relationships. We might have a loving marriage, a thousand Facebook friends, and a busy social calendar but something still feels empty.
How to Change Negative Programs and Patterns with Adele Spraggon
In this episode, I talk with the incredible Adele Spraggon, a behavioral change and brain expert, about what drives human behavior, why traditional methods of change fail and how we can identify and transform the unconscious patterns that drive our behavior without us even knowing it.
How to Overcome Not Feeling Good Enough or Less Than
Comparison is one of the ego’s favorite traps. When we fall into this trap, we make up all kinds of stories about others and turn a judgmental eye towards ourselves. With this comes feelings of inferiority, feeling less than and low self-worth. It’s no fun at all!
In this episode, which was inspired by questions from our listeners, I’m giving you five tools to not just quiet feelings of inferiority but to actually transform from feeling less than to feeling enough!
How to Get Our Children in Their Adult Chair
In this episode, I break down what it looks like to be a healthy adult (how you want to be showing up as a parent) and six keys for modeling The Adult Chair for your children. This is a very practical episode that makes this process simple while leaving room for lots of grace when you and your children inevitably act like the humans you are!
Narcissistic Abuse Explained with Caroline Strawson
In this conversation, Caroline shares her story of overcoming narcissistic abuse, how she finally recognized the abuse, and how she began the journey of healing. She offers deep insights into how childhood wounding forms, how we develop “protector parts” and how those parts can lead to struggles like codependency and narcissism. She is a wealth of knowledge on trauma, how we get stuck in life and how to move forward.
I love this podcast so much! I’ve recommended it to everyone I know! Michelle is so amazing how she explains everything and gives examples. She’s down to earth and very relatable. The adult chair model is life changing. I have listened to all of the podcasts several times over. If a situation arises in my life and I need guidance, I come to the adult chair podcasts and it really helps me feel grounded.
Thanks Michelle for all that you do!
I found Michelle through Insight Timer and have begun from episode one, and even being just 12 episodes in, I’ve discovered so much more about myself! Michelle has a personable, relaxed and honest approach to dealing with our ’chairs’. I highly recommend this podcast.
Start from the Beginning
I just started binging this show a month ago and am over half way through... I’ve been practicing and teaching mindfulness for years, but the model of the chairs is an incredibly valuable addition to my practice. The most powerful aspect of the show though is Michelle’s connection to her audience through her sharing her own experiences, being vulnerable and authentic 💛