88 episodios

Welcome to Through a Therapist’s Eyes, where we invite you to see the world through the lens of a trained mental health and substance abuse therapist. Our goal is to foster emotional growth through feedback and discussion. We believe that emotional awareness is a powerful tool; one which should be continuously sharpened in order to operate at its full potential. We welcome you to come alongside us for the journey…

Through a Therapist's Eyes Podcast Chris Gazdik

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Welcome to Through a Therapist’s Eyes, where we invite you to see the world through the lens of a trained mental health and substance abuse therapist. Our goal is to foster emotional growth through feedback and discussion. We believe that emotional awareness is a powerful tool; one which should be continuously sharpened in order to operate at its full potential. We welcome you to come alongside us for the journey…

    Episode #75 - Not so “Functional Alcoholic”

    Episode #75 - Not so “Functional Alcoholic”

    In our first listener request for a specific show we talk about 'Functional Alcoholism'.

    Some people seem to be just fine even though they abuse alcohol. Experts call these people 'functional' or 'high-functioning' alcoholics.

    In this episode the guys talk about this topic and Chris explains why he doesn't like the term.

    Tune in to see Functional Alcoholism Through a Therapist's Eyes!

    • 1h 10 min
    Episode #74 - Why Do We Need Close Friendships?

    Episode #74 - Why Do We Need Close Friendships?

    In this episode Chris and Craig go deeper on friendship types (acquaintances, fun friends, good friends, and best friend and intimate relationships) and why we need each of them.

    Why do we need each of these? To quote The Science of Friendship, "“Friends are important. So important, in fact, that it’s proven that friendship can extend life expectancy and lower chances of heart disease. Friendship helps us survive."

    Tune in to see Close Friendships Through a Therapist's Eyes!

    • 1h 8 min
    Episode #73 - The Bombardment of Bad Messages from the World

    Episode #73 - The Bombardment of Bad Messages from the World

    Is it true that people feel bad? Chris believes generally as a part of the human condition, which insecurity reins, people get into themselves and do generally feel bad. There is a long list of culprits we discuss on this show.

    Some people on the other hand seem to generally be happy. What makes them this way? Turns out they have a bag of tricks to keep themselves in a happy state.

    Tune in to see Feeling Bad Through a Therapist's Eyes!

    • 1h 7 min
    Episode #72 - Fear, Our Friend or Foe?

    Episode #72 - Fear, Our Friend or Foe?

    Fear is a feeling induced by perceived danger or threat that occurs in certain types of organisms, which causes a change in metabolic and organ functions and ultimately a change in behavior, such as fleeing, hiding, or freezing from perceived traumatic events.

    But is fear a good thing? In this episode we talk about fear being a motivator or destroyer; explore how it factors into anxiety; and share ideas on how to manage it!

    Tune in to see Fear Through a Therapist's Eyes!

    • 1h 3 min
    Episode #71 - Parent Guilt: An Epidemic

    Episode #71 - Parent Guilt: An Epidemic

    An epidemic is defined as a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time. Chris believes that parent guilty is at epidemic proportions and sees it a lot in his practice.

    In this episode he talks about what parent guilty is, why he believes it's at epidemic proportions, and how we can overcome it.

    Tune in to see Parent Guilt Through a Therapist's Eyes!

    • 1h
    Episode #70 - Asperger's Syndrome vs Autism Spectrum

    Episode #70 - Asperger's Syndrome vs Autism Spectrum

    Asperger's Disorder is no longer a diagnosable condition. It's now categorized as being on the Autism Spectrum.

    But is Asperger's a form of Autism?

    In this episode Chris talks about the Autism Spectrum and how (or not) Aspergers fits into that spectrum.

    What is Aspergers?
    Is it different from Autism and if so how?
    What are the emotions of someone who has Aspergers?
    What are the valuable traits of Aspergers?
    What do look out for!

    Tune in to see Aspergers Through a Therapist's Eyes!

    • 1h 4 min

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