130 episodes

Justin is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist that is obsessed with the Polyvagal Theory and applying it to everyday life - mental health, trauma, education, parenting and more.
(Justin Sunseri, LMFT99147; Mercedes Corona, LMFT47786)

Stuck Not Broken Justin Sunseri

    • Mental Health

Justin is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist that is obsessed with the Polyvagal Theory and applying it to everyday life - mental health, trauma, education, parenting and more.
(Justin Sunseri, LMFT99147; Mercedes Corona, LMFT47786)

    Pixar's Soul and How We Connect

    Pixar's Soul and How We Connect

    One of the opening scenes of "Soul" from Pixar has a lot of polyvagal implications to it: self-regulation, co-regulation, energy discharge and using music as an anchor.  Lots of stuff in this one!
    Building Safety Anchors - https://www.justinlmft.com/challenge-page/5180d0d1-fa0d-4833-8a96-b41546791435/
    This week’s Patreon episode - Build the Vagal Brake for Freeze Energy
    https://www.patreon.com/justinlmft 
    Intro/Outro music & Transition Sounds by Benjo Beats - https://soundcloud.com/benjobeats

    • 26 min
    Bad Therapy - Summer Friends

    Bad Therapy - Summer Friends

    This is an in-depth reaction and discussion about a real life Bad Therapy story from two licensed psychotherapists.  Mercedes Corona and Justin Sunseri are both Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in the state of California.
    Building Safety Anchors - https://www.justinlmft.com/challenge-page/5180d0d1-fa0d-4833-8a96-b41546791435/
    This week’s Patreon episode - Bad Therapy - Scientific Study Interruptions
    https://www.patreon.com/justinlmft 
    Intro/Outro music & Transition Sounds by Benjo Beats - https://soundcloud.com/benjobeats

    This is shared for the purposes of education, information and entertainment.  This is not intended to be advice.  The reality of the situation is ultimately unknown and the story is treated as a narrative.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Pets as Co-Regulators

    Pets as Co-Regulators

    Pets can make fantastic co-regulators.  But before you go and adopt 20 of them, give this episode a listen!
    Building Safety Anchors - https://www.justinlmft.com/challenge-page/5180d0d1-fa0d-4833-8a96-b41546791435/
    This week’s Patreon episode - Your True Self / Open Letter 8
    https://www.patreon.com/justinlmft 
    Intro/Outro music & Transition Sounds by Benjo Beats - https://soundcloud.com/benjobeats

    • 17 min
    Why Your Vagal Brake Strength is Important

    Why Your Vagal Brake Strength is Important

    The vagal brake is a little more difficult of a concept from the Polyvagal Theory.  I describe what it is and why it's important.
    Based on this blog - https://www.justinlmft.com/post/why-your-vagal-brake-strength-is-important
    Building Safety Anchors - https://www.justinlmft.com/challenge-page/5180d0d1-fa0d-4833-8a96-b41546791435/
    This week’s Patreon episode - Managing Under the Baseline
    https://www.patreon.com/justinlmft 
    Intro/Outro music & Transition Sounds by Benjo Beats - https://soundcloud.com/benjobeats

    • 17 min
    Autonomic Responses vs Behavioral Adaptations

    Autonomic Responses vs Behavioral Adaptations

    A return to some polyvagal fundamentals in this episode, discussing the difference between autonomic responses and behavioral adaptations.
    My course, Building Safety Anchors - https://www.justinlmft.com/challenge-page/5180d0d1-fa0d-4833-8a96-b41546791435/
    This week’s Patreon episode - Safety Bank Account (and lots more actually)
    https://www.patreon.com/justinlmft 
    Intro/Outro music & Transition Sounds by Benjo Beats - https://soundcloud.com/benjobeats

    • 21 min
    Finding Purpose in a Career

    Finding Purpose in a Career

    Taking on a larger theme of stuckness in this one as well.  Still pertains to the individual, but more on the level of a career and "purpose."  I discuss what purpose is on a much larger level, then drill down to the individual.  
    Building Safety Anchors - https://www.justinlmft.com/challenge-page/5180d0d1-fa0d-4833-8a96-b41546791435/
    This week’s Patreon episode - Self Harm and Strength - https://www.patreon.com/justinlmft 
    Intro/Outro music & Transition Sounds by Benjo Beats - https://soundcloud.com/benjobeats

    • 32 min

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