38 episodes

Beyond the Couch is a show devoted to celebrating you in your amazing life. Each episode, I will share valuable resources, tips, information, and content for many people across the world who might be holding on to fear and pain in their lives after a difficult experience to more effectively redefine their lives, get rid of that pain and fear that holds them back, and create a life they look forward to celebrating. Along the way, we will look at effective tools, practical tips, accessible resources, community supports, and eye-opening insights to help cultivate the life that we want to live and celebrate. In addition, I will be interviewing a number of guests as well as looking at other resources to share the best, most accessible, and most effective tools for listeners along their journey of transformation.

Beyond the Couch with Dr. Sally Nazari Dr. Sally Nazari

    • Alternative Health

Beyond the Couch is a show devoted to celebrating you in your amazing life. Each episode, I will share valuable resources, tips, information, and content for many people across the world who might be holding on to fear and pain in their lives after a difficult experience to more effectively redefine their lives, get rid of that pain and fear that holds them back, and create a life they look forward to celebrating. Along the way, we will look at effective tools, practical tips, accessible resources, community supports, and eye-opening insights to help cultivate the life that we want to live and celebrate. In addition, I will be interviewing a number of guests as well as looking at other resources to share the best, most accessible, and most effective tools for listeners along their journey of transformation.

    Triumph through Health Struggles

    Triumph through Health Struggles

    Welcome to Beyond the Couch, a show devoted to celebrating you in your amazing life.
    Thank you for tuning in. You can also Subscribe to auto-download new podcast episodes to your Apple or Android device. After you listen to a few episodes, please consider leaving an honest rating and review of how the podcast has helped your transformation journey. This helps the information reach more of the people who are going through the same journey.
    Be sure to get an intro to Mindfulness with my cheat sheet and bonus audio sample here: http://www.subscribepage.com/w6h6i6
    Overview:
    Lauren Selfridge joins me to discuss the ways that we can more easily navigate health struggles so that we can not only heal ourselves, but to find greater strength and resilience so that we can shine in a life that we celebrate!
    Lauren Selfridge is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in San Francisco, California. She works with couples, individuals, and people living with chronic illness. Lauren was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis in 2015 and has found that, although living with an autoimmune disease is not an easy path, it's brought more joy and fulfillment into her life than before. This January, she launched the podcast, "This Is Not What I Ordered:" a weekly interview show about full-hearted living with chronic illness and health challenges. She believes that the biggest difficulties in our lives are often invitations into a deeper, richer, more conscious relationship with ourselves. 

    She offers us these tips for getting started in navigating chronic health conditions: 
     
    1. Find a therapist or coach who is a good fit for you, and use that relationship to foster your emotional wellbeing alongside your physical care.
    2. Allow yourself to feel it all (joy, fear, boredom, delight, loneliness, excitement, hopelessness, and more). Your emotions need to be felt, and they rarely last when we really let ourselves feel them. 
    3. Give yourself time and space to take breaks from the intensity of what you're going through. Spend time with friends, watch movies, and remember that you don't always have to be putting forth effort in order to make progress.

    Resources Mentioned:
    Beyond the Couch Podcast: http://www.drsallynazari.com/Podcast.en.html 
    Lauren Selfridge Psychotherapy: www.laurenselfridgetherapy.com
     
    This Is Not What I Ordered: The Podcast 
    www.thisisnotwhatiordered.com
     
    "Therapists + Coaches Who Get It" Directory (practitioners specializing in working with health challenges)
    www.thisisnotwhatiordered.com/directory
     
    Sacred Psychology with Tamara Powell: https://aryatherapy.com/podcast/
    I would love to hear the ways that you started shin gin through your health struggles and celebrated your magnificent life! Be sure to share with us in our social media communities listed below so we can celebrate with you!
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/drsallynazari
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/chrysalisdoc
     

    • 31 min
    Learning to Love Ourselves

    Learning to Love Ourselves

    Welcome to Beyond the Couch, a show devoted to celebrating you in your amazing life.
    Thank you for tuning in. You can also Subscribe to auto-download new podcast episodes to your Apple or Android device. After you listen to a few episodes, please consider leaving an honest rating and review of how the podcast has helped your transformation journey. This helps the information reach more of the people who are going through the same journey.
    Be sure to get an intro to Mindfulness with my cheat sheet and bonus audio sample here: http://www.subscribepage.com/w6h6i6
    Overview:
    Ellis Edmunds joins me to talk about the ways that we struggle with being kind to ourselves. We tap into the barriers for compassion, kindness, and love to ourselves as well as some ways that we can help to share more loving kindness to ourselves so that we can really soar and shine in the life that we want to celebrate!
    Ellis Edmunds is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in Oakland, CA.  He specializes in using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help teens and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.  He is passionate about mindfulness and self-compassion practices and gives workshops on mindfulness and self-compassion for teachers and employees.  He has also created two therapeutic games: The Mindful Bus and Drop the Rope.  In his free time you can find him playing basketball, Taiko drumming, and enjoying time with his family and friends.

    He offers us these tips for getting started in treating ourselves with more kindness: 
     
    -Treat yourself like you would treat a beloved pet
    -Recognize what barriers you have to self-love
    -Mindfulness meditation is a great practice for directing our attention back to our body, heart, and mind.
    -Practice, practice, practice.  The more you practice self-love, the more of a healthy habit it becomes.
    Resources Mentioned:
    http://www.drsallynazari.com 
    http://drellisedmunds.com
    http://drellisedmunds.com/therapeutic-games/
    http://drellisedmunds.com/2017/11/05/kind-ourselves/
    http://www.code4couples.com/podcast
    I would love to hear the ways that you started being kinder to yourself today so that you felt even more supported, loved, and celebrated in your life! Be sure to share with us in our social media communities listed below so we can celebrate with you!
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/drsallynazari
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/chrysalisdoc
     




     

    • 26 min
    Mindful Monday: Practicing the Nonjudgmental Stance

    Mindful Monday: Practicing the Nonjudgmental Stance

    Welcome to Beyond the Couch, a show devoted to celebrating you in your amazing life.
    Thank you for tuning in. You can also Subscribe to auto-download new podcast episodes to your Apple or Android device. After you listen to a few episodes, please consider leaving an honest rating and review of how the podcast has helped your transformation journey. This helps the information reach more of the people who are going through the same journey.
    Be sure to get an intro to Mindfulness with my cheat sheet and bonus audio sample here: http://www.subscribepage.com/w6h6i6
    Overview:
     
    Mindfulness is the awareness of the present experience without judgment and it can shift our experiences! One of the key elements of Mindfulness is practicing the non-judgmental stance. Judgments are often difficult for us to notice and sometimes even more difficult for us to shake. They are not always bad - they can be useful! For example,  they allow us to have quick descriptions by creating simple categories and they offer fast, shorthand ways of describing preferences and consequences. At times we do need to make judgments veryquickly in order to act. 
    Sometimes, though, judgments get in the way of us really acting in ways that serve our best interests. Judgments have a tendency to distract us from what's actually happening so they might replace facts. When we are judging, we stop observing or becoming aware and noticing what's going on for us. Also, judgments often feed negative emotions like a guilt or shame. 
    I offer some tips on how to let go of judgment so that you can free yourself up for greater clarity, improved relationships, and lessened pain!
     
    Resources Mentioned:
    http://www.drsallynazari.com 
    http://www.emotionsinharmony.com
    I would love to hear your experiences noticing your judgments and shuffling them around to be better tools for your celebrated life! Be sure to share with us in our social media communities listed below so we can celebrate with you!
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/drsallynazari
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/chrysalisdoc
     

    • 7 min
    Life After Divorce

    Life After Divorce

    Welcome to Beyond the Couch, a show devoted to celebrating you in your amazing life.
    Thank you for tuning in. You can also Subscribe to auto-download new podcast episodes to your Apple or Android device. After you listen to a few episodes, please consider leaving an honest rating and review of how the podcast has helped your transformation journey. This helps the information reach more of the people who are going through the same journey.
    Be sure to get an intro to Mindfulness with my cheat sheet and bonus audio sample here: http://www.subscribepage.com/w6h6i6
    Overview:
    Dalila Jusic-LaBerge, LMFT is the owner of Be Here & Now Counseling and specializes in working with accomplished women yearning for a loving romantic relationship following a divorce so that they can heal and develop deeper emotional connections with the people they love.
    Dalila shares her wisdom about the numerous issues that arise during a divorce. Divorce is one of the most difficult transitions in a human life. It's rated as number 2 stressor just after the death of a spouse. This separation brings up old issues that you may have, such as abandonment, low self-esteem, feeling inadequate, etc.
    If you analyze it, it's understandable why it's so difficult. There are so many complex issues that reemerge at this time. Our relationship with a romantic partner is a reflection of all the stuff we went through when we were children with our parents. As mammals, we are naturally created to attach. When this is broken, it's naturally very upsetting. Getting married, going through life, focusing on career,  or raising children makes us feel things are patched up. They may be to an extent. Losing this connection with your partner,  can trigger some old wounds and bring up old issues that we are struggling with.
    Some of the issues that emerge: 
    +Loss of status, identity, and family and societal roles
    +Loss of financial stability
    +Questions about life purpose and meaning
    +Anxiety
    +Depression
    +Anger
    Therapy can be very helpful. At the beginning of divorce recovery therapy process, if you are freshly divorced or going through the divorce, the goal is to help you stabilize and continue with daily activities. Therapy can help you manage difficult feelings and learn to cope with the future struggles that life may bring. At this time in therapy, the abovementioned symptoms will be addressed in order to help you manage your life easier.  In addition, a big part of therapy work is addressing this trauma that causes you to make wrong choices in partners, avoid taking care of yourself, that causes you to feel inadequate, etc. In addition to this, I’m a big proponent of helping my clients find this meaning in life by figuring out who they are, what they want from life, and what the next steps in life are.  What matters is to find a therapist that’s a good match for you in terms of personality, what your specific issues are,  and in terms of the way in which they work.
    Dalila suggests making sure that, as we navigate life after divorce: 
    +We don't do it alone
    +Focus on self-care
    +Re-examine what you want in your life
    +Remember that happiness is a skill and will require some practice
     
    Resources Mentioned:
    http://www.drsallynazari.com 
    http://www.behereandnow.com/
     
    I would love to hear your experiences getting yourself back on track after a divorce so that you can better celebrate your life! Be sure to share with us in our social media communities listed below so we can celebrate with you!
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/drsallynazari
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/chrysalisdoc

    • 17 min
    Building Unshakeable Connections

    Building Unshakeable Connections

    Welcome to Beyond the Couch, a show devoted to celebrating you in your amazing life.
    Thank you for tuning in. You can also Subscribe to auto-download new podcast episodes to your Apple or Android device. After you listen to a few episodes, please consider leaving an honest rating and review of how the podcast has helped your transformation journey. This helps the information reach more of the people who are going through the same journey.
    Be sure to get an intro to Mindfulness with my cheat sheet and bonus audio sample here: http://www.subscribepage.com/w6h6i6
    Overview:
    Rebecca Wong is a relationship therapist, consultant, and cohost of the Practice Of Being Seen podcast. She's also the creator of Connectfulness, a research-based practice that encourages you to explore and embrace every aspect of your humanity – including everything that’s marvelous and all that’s messy.
    Rebecca has discovered that the meaning we make of our life’s story is where it all comes together. But staying engaged in the process of discovering that meaning –  that is often our greatest challenge. So she invites her clients to get curious about what works and what doesn't to make space for compassion, intimacy and the ability to slow down and capture the littlest moments. 
    Rebecca believes that when you truly see yourself, you create the ripple that allows you to be the change you wish to see in the world - and that invites everyone around you to do the same. And she dreams that we can collectively learn, grow and lean into the possibility of leaving behind a more resilient and compassionate planet then we were born into.
    Rebecca practices as an LCSW-R in NY's Hudson Valley where she also resides with her husband, their spunky children and a handful of four legged furry mischief makers. 
    To help us build and nurture those unshakeable connections that enhance our lives, Rebecca gave us four steps: 
    1. Practice NOTICING what you're feeling and what you need
    2. Practice NAMING those feelings and needs
    3. Practice AWARENESS so that you can see what to do differently 
    4. Practice KINDNESS to yourself and each other
    Resources Mentioned:
    http://www.drsallynazari.com 
    http://connectfulness.com
    http://practiceofbeingseen.com 


    I would love to hear what experiences you have about nurturing those unshakeable connections so that you can better celebrate your life! Be sure to share with us in our social media communities listed below so we can celebrate with you!
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/drsallynazari
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/chrysalisdoc

    • 14 min
    Helping Teens Navigate Disruptions

    Helping Teens Navigate Disruptions

    Welcome to Beyond the Couch, a show devoted to celebrating you in your amazing life.
    Thank you for tuning in. You can also Subscribe to auto-download new podcast episodes to your Apple or Android device. After you listen to a few episodes, please consider leaving an honest rating and review of how the podcast has helped your transformation journey. This helps the information reach more of the people who are going through the same journey.
    Be sure to get an intro to Mindfulness with my cheat sheet and bonus audio sample here: http://www.subscribepage.com/w6h6i6
    Overview:
    Today, we examine the ways that teens and their families struggle with anxiety, depression, and even just learning about who they are and how to show up in their lives. Mallory Grimste gives us some tips, tricks, resources, and insights to ensure that we can not only better understand our teens, but also help them find their footing so that we can celebrate their lives as well as our own - together! Mallory also offers us an exclusive bonus - be sure to get your free guided meditation, linked below! 
    Mallory is a teen therapist with a passion for helping teen girls feel more emotionally confident. Her clients often come to her complaining of feeling anxious or depressed and leave therapy feeling better about their relationship with themselves and others. They are no longer afraid of the uncomfortable and have the skills to create a life they love living. For more information about how Mallory helps teens in her Woodbridge, CT counseling office, go to https://www.mallorygrimste.com
    Feel free to write in and share your favorite with me: beyondthecouch@drsallynazari.com
    Resources Mentioned:
    http://www.drsallynazari.com 
    https://www.mallorygrimste.com
    You can access a free meditation recorded just for Beyond the Couch listeners here: 
    https://www.mallorygrimste.com/beyondthecouchpodcast
    I would love to hear what thoughts you have about the ways we can better celebrate our lives! Be sure to share with us in our social media communities listed below so we can celebrate with you!
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/drsallynazari
    Twitter: www.twitter.com/chrysalisdoc

    • 18 min

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