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Life = Choices; Choices = Life is about learning to replace external control psychology with radical responsibility and appreciation so you can make better choices to create the life you want to have. Kim Olver is a leading expert in Choice Theory™ psychology and will share what she has gleaned from the legendary work of Dr. William Glasser, as well as sharing her unique perspective based on over 30 years of study and research.

Life = Choices; Choices = Life Kim Olver

    • Self-Improvement
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Life = Choices; Choices = Life is about learning to replace external control psychology with radical responsibility and appreciation so you can make better choices to create the life you want to have. Kim Olver is a leading expert in Choice Theory™ psychology and will share what she has gleaned from the legendary work of Dr. William Glasser, as well as sharing her unique perspective based on over 30 years of study and research.

    Choice Theory Leadership in a D&A Treatment Facility

    Choice Theory Leadership in a D&A Treatment Facility

    In this episode I interview Marsha Zablotney, a counselor turned manager in the DandA treatment field. I have known Marsha over 15 years, all of which she spent managing DandA treatment programs--two halfway houses and a residential treatment facility. Marsha learned Choice Theory and its safe to say it rocked her world in terms of case conceptualization and rethinking the policies, mainly punishments, that were in place in her programs. She took immediate action and aligned her policies and procedures to Choice Theory principles and never looked back. We discuss the benefits and payoffs of becoming a Choice Theory leader in this environment. If you would like to contact Marsha for training or consultation in Choice Theory, you can email her for an appointment at miabailee@gmail.com.
    #choicetheory #addiction #leadership #choicetheoryleadership #drugandalcohol #podcast #lifeequalschoices #KimOlver #MarshaZablotney #drugandalcoholtreatment

    • 24 min
    Interview with Reality Therapist, Ron Mottern

    Interview with Reality Therapist, Ron Mottern

    In this episode, I interview Reality Therapist, Ron Mottern about his unique brand of therapy, integrating Reality Therapy with martial arts and hypnosis, for ultimate effectiveness. Ron says Reality Therapy has never failed him in a variety of settings. He is a prolific writer with many publications in the International Journal of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy over the years, as well as writing several books available on https://www.amazon.com/s?k=ron+motternandi=stripbooksandref=nb_sb_noss (Amazon). If interested, you can reach Ron at ron.mottern@gmail.com. His website is http://motterninstitute.com/ (motterninstitute.com).
    Hashtags: #Choice Theory, #Reality Therapy, #podcast, #KimOlver #basicneeds #RonMottern #basicneeds #caringhabits #deadlyhabits #substanceabuse #mentalhealth #counseling

    • 30 min
    What Does Mental Health Look Like?

    What Does Mental Health Look Like?

    In this episode, I discuss what is wrong with our current model of mental health as a medical "illness" and discuss instead what it is, what positive mental health looks like and touch on the possibilities for treating those with mental distress differently. Some of the references mentioned in the podcast are: Terry Lynch's https://www.amazon.com/DEPRESSION-DELUSION-One-Chemical-Imbalance/dp/1908561017/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1andkeywords=The+Depression+Delusionandqid=1617245899ands=booksandsr=1-1 (The Depression Delusion), Dr. Peter Breggin's https://www.amazon.com/Psychiatric-Drug-Withdrawal-Prescribers-Therapists/dp/0826108431/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1andkeywords=Peter+Bregginandqid=1617245776ands=booksandsr=1-2 (Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal) and https://www.amazon.com/Your-Drug-May-Problem-Revised/dp/0738210986/ref=sr_1_1?crid=4KFJTAYEM6CEanddchild=1andkeywords=your+drug+maybe+your+problem+peter+bregginandqid=1617246338andsprefix=Your+Drug+May+%2Cstripbooks%2C208andsr=8-1 (Your Drug May Be Your Problem), Peter Goetzsche's book https://www.amazon.com/Deadly-Medicines-Organised-Crime-Healthcare/dp/1846198844/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1andkeywords=Peter+G%C3%B8tzscheandqid=1617246024ands=booksandsr=1-1 (Deadly Medicines and Organized Crime) and the article “https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4471980 (Toward a New Definition of Mental Health).”
    Hashtags: #mentalhealth #mentalillness #trauma #mentaldistress #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthawarness #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthstigma #mentalhealthissues #MentalHealthAdvocacy #PeterBreggin #terryLynch #PeterGoetzsche #KimOlver

    • 18 min
    Post Traumatic GLOW

    Post Traumatic GLOW

    In this episode, I discuss the concept of Post Traumatic GLOW. I begin by explaining how I consider Post Traumatic Stress a normal response to an extraordinary event in a person's life and anything but a disorder. Each criteria for diagnosis is processed and explained in a normalizing way. Then the concept of balance and GLOW are introduced so people suffering with the stress of trauma can see hope and understand one way to move beyond the devastating event.
    #posttraumaticstress #posttraumaticstressdisorder #posttraumaticglow #posttraumaticstressrecovery #KimOlver #militarylife #trauma #traumarecovery #traumatology #Traumatize #Traumatic #traumatherapy #traumasurvivor #traumatized #traumas #traumatherapist #traumalife #traumahealing

    • 23 min
    Managing a Life-Threatening Illness with Choice

    Managing a Life-Threatening Illness with Choice

    In this episode, I interview Jeff Steedman, a Choice Theory enthusiast and counselor in Australia following his second bout of cancer, he previously had thyroid cancer. I was so impressed with how Jeff used the concepts of Choice Theory in his recovery the first time and wanted to have him share his process this time around. Jeff's honest, straight-forward accounting is an inspiration for many who are coping with things in their life that they can't control.
    hashtag: #mentalhealth #choicetheory #lifeequalchoices #prostatecancer #surgery #surgeryrecovery #prostatecancersurvivor

    • 44 min
    Bias in Artificial Intelligence with Joe Santana

    Bias in Artificial Intelligence with Joe Santana

    In this episode, I interview Joe Santana, Chairman of The CDO PowerCircle, a research, training, and coaching association. Joe is also the creator and host of the ERG PowerTalk podcast and author of Supercharge Your ERGs. Currently, he's working on a book on how non-technical leaders can govern automation and AI. Joe and I are discussing diversity and the built-in bias of artificial intelligence.
    hashtags: #artificialintelligence #artificialintelligenceai #diversity #inclusionmatters #equity #diversityandinclusion #diversitymatters #prejudice #JosephSantana #KimOlver #LifeequalsChoices

    • 38 min

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