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"What Happened to You?" by Dr. Bruce D. Perry & Oprah Winfrey (book review) - Ep 443
In this webinar, Dr. Brad Reedy reviews the Book “What Happened to You” by Dr. Bruce Peery & Oprah Winfrey. Dr. Reedy praised the book as being a great introduction to trauma work while also shifting the narrative away from "What is wrong with you?" to "What happened to you?" In essence, the book suggests looking at people’s behaviors and struggles through the lens of their history and past experiences instead of looking at them as symptoms. Dr. Reedy discusses how the brain stores traumatic experiences in the subconscious and how those past events shape a person’s behaviors and reactions later in life. He then goes into depth on healing trauma and emphasizes this important message from the book, “Your connectedness to family, community, and culture is more predictive of your mental health than your history of adversity.”
Managing Our Own Mental Health First (Q&A) - Ep 442
Dr. Brad Reedy discusses school shootings and how to manage your own anxiety about them before trying to help your kids. He also covers how to share your experience with your kids without giving them advice. Says Dr. Reedy, “Mental health is about becoming our most authentic self. At Evoke we don’t think of it as 'being good' or getting the 'right' answer. So the idea of advice doesn’t even fit into our paradigm.” Additionally, he elaborates on how, when it comes to any kind of relationship, talking is a taking thing and listening is a giving thing.
Couples Work: Intimacy & Betrayal - Ep 441
Dr. Reedy tackles the issue of intimacy and betrayal and couples. He talks about the dynamics that contribute to betrayal in each partner and in the couple. He talks about how problems in a marriage are most often present during courtship, in the early phases of romantic love. Dr. Reedy explains that talking is a taking thing and listening is a giving thing. He also encourages couples to understand the difference between loving and needing. Lastly, he exhorts individuals to do their work, explore the landscape of their own woundedness, and own their issues, to prevent the projection of the bad parts of the Self onto the partner.
The True Heroic Task in Parenting (Q&A) - Ep 440
Dr. Brad Reedy takes your live and pre-submitted questions. Tonight he addresses an array of topics from how to support a child with a Borderline diagnosis to whether or not to try to prevent your child from running with the "wrong crowd" to the best way to address school shootings with your school-aged children.
The Impact of Peer Groups and Milieu on Your Child - Ep 439
The Impact of Peer Groups and Milieu on Your Child - Ep 439 by Dr. Brad Reedy
Finding Your Inner Child - An Interview with Tiffany McKelvy - Ep 438
Dr. Reedy welcomes inner-child coach, Tiffany McKelvy. Tiffany helps the all-grown-up-but-still-very-lost children of toxic family systems find their way home to their most embodied, authentic selves. Through connecting with and reparenting their inner child, these individuals have the opportunity to disrupt the trauma loops that keep parts of us trapped, afraid, and disconnected from the whole of our beings. By engaging in this work, Tiffany’s clients are able to pull themselves out from beneath the weight of the projections, judgments, and expectations of their childhood caregivers and redefine their relationships with pleasure, play, creativity, and identity. As Ram Dass wisely shared, “we’re all just walking each other home,” — and this particular walk is monumental and not unfamiliar for Tiffany. While she cannot finish this journey for you, she hopes that you’ll let her hold the lantern and bring light to the shadowy spaces while you go it together for a while.
The best podcast!
This podcast is incredibly insightful, relevant and extremely helpful for individuals, families, marriage and human development in general. HIGHLY recommend!
Love Love the Evoke podcast. Have listened to every podcast for the past 2 years.
Heard Brad’s interview w Sanford Shapiro this week-
Wonderfully healing to hear him speak, and would enjoy hearing more about his relationship w his adult stepson. How parents can sort out their relationship w adult children who are addicts is very close to my heart .
Thanks Brad for the work you do! Learning about being the most supportive parent I can be.