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Two Brooklyn therapists, Signe Simon and Simone Humphrey, interview psychologists, astrologers, researchers, and more to find out the hidden wisdoms around all things love and sex. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lovelink/support

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Two Brooklyn therapists, Signe Simon and Simone Humphrey, interview psychologists, astrologers, researchers, and more to find out the hidden wisdoms around all things love and sex. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lovelink/support

    Ep 41 — Dan Siegel, MD — The Science of Good Parenting

    Ep 41 — Dan Siegel, MD — The Science of Good Parenting

    Dr. Dan Siegel is an expert on parenting and the brain. He has written six books on parenting, including NYT bestsellers Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain, The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, and No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind. He is a professor at the UCLA School of Medicine, the co-founder of Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA, and has a psychotherapy practice where he treats children, adults, and families. Dr. Siegel is a wealth of information. He has an ability to integrate neuroscience, mindfulness, and practical life skills. In our interview he explains what present parenting looks like, the powerful effects of attunement with children, and the latest research on adolescence and what adults can learn from them. Not an episode to miss!


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    Ep 40 — Michael Clemmens, PhD — Gestalt Therapy

    Ep 40 — Michael Clemmens, PhD — Gestalt Therapy

    In this interview, psychologist Michael Clemmens provides an overview of Gestalt therapy, a form of psychotherapy focused on helping people develop their present moment awareness. Dr. Clemmens describes how our ability to feel ourselves increases our choices and allows for a more meaningful lived experience. With his clear and engaging way of being, Dr. Clemmens embodies present moment awareness, inspiring us to do the same. We would recommend this podcast to anyone interested in the benefits of increased awareness and the clinical applications of Gestalt.


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    • 44 min
    Ep 39 — Ian Kerner — So Tell Me About the Last Time You Had Sex

    Ep 39 — Ian Kerner — So Tell Me About the Last Time You Had Sex

    We welcome back Dr. Ian Kerner, renowned sex therapist and best selling author of “She Comes First.” As one of the most well known voices in the field of sex therapy, Ian integrates both a biological and psychodynamic understanding of sexuality, making his work both deep in understanding as well as incredibly practical. In our interview, Ian discusses his most recent book, “So Tell Me About The Last Time You Had Sex.” As the first question in his sessions to couples in sexual distress, Ian walks us through the ways he helps couples get unstuck in the bedroom. Through examining the sequences of events, Ian talks about how couples can analyze their “sex script” and help expand these scripts to give couples more flexibility and erotic identities with themselves and to one another. He also shares with us some very practical tools and techniques to address sex ruts. Take a listen!


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    • 54 min
    Ep 38 — Alice Kaltman — Lessons from a Parenting Coach

    Ep 38 — Alice Kaltman — Lessons from a Parenting Coach

    The majority of people will become parents, a role of enormous importance and influence, yet few people have any training (other than their own childhoods) to set them up for success. After the birth of a first child, it’s common to feel overwhelmed and in information overload. Toddlers, with their big and increasingly complex emotions, don’t make life any easier! Thankfully, clinicians like Alice Kaltman are here to help. With her solution focused, no nonsense approach, Alice helps parents become better equipped to handle the emotional and practical challenges they face. In this interview we explore boundaries, parental self-control, managing temper tantrums, cultivating presence, and much more. We highly recommend this podcast to any expecting or new parent.


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    • 53 min
    Ep 37 — Alexandra Solomon, PhD — Taking Sexy Back

    Ep 37 — Alexandra Solomon, PhD — Taking Sexy Back

    We welcome back one of our favorite guests, Dr. Alexandra Solomon to give us the sex education we wished we had in high school. Her newest book “Taking Sexy Back” is all about reclaiming sexuality and cultivating sexual self-awareness by being curious about your pleasures and desires. Sex is more than just what your partner finds sexy or what society tells us we should do. It’s about creating space for yourself to discover and empower your sexual identity. We also discuss our optimism and concern around the future directions of sexuality in mainstream culture and how meta processing is key to sexual communication.


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    • 51 min
    Ep 36 — Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt PhD — Imago Relationship Therapy

    Ep 36 — Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt PhD — Imago Relationship Therapy

    Harville Hendrix Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt Ph.D. are the creators of Imago Relationship Therapy, a popular form of couples therapy centered around helping couples learn to dialogue with each other in ways that build safety and connection. In this interview, Harville and Helen talk about how they developed Imago and share how they were able to use the model to reconnect in their own marriage. They talk about how childhood influences who we chose to partner with, accepting and working with the differences that exist between individuals in a relationship, and how our brains change in secure love. They also explain and role-play the structured dialogue they have developed to help couples navigate difficult moments. After you listen to the interview, be sure to check out their new book, Doing Imago Relationship Therapy – In the Space Between, packed with practical relationship guidance grounded in the science of love.


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    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
191 Ratings

191 Ratings

Deems_89 ,

Excellent Podcast

Lovelink is one of my favorite podcasts. Signe and Simone are so intelligent, and I have learned so much from listening to them and to their diverse guests. They interview guests who are experts in their respective fields and who offer a wealth of knowledge to listeners. A truly excellent podcast that I will continue to listen to. Thank you, Signe and Simone, for doing the work that you do.

skanjsbw ,

Always looking forward to a new episode

Such an insightful and interesting podcast! The hosts do a great job of asking important questions to leaders within the filed of relationship/sex psychology. I even go back and relisten to episodes because I get new things out of it every time! Couldn’t recommend enough

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Such a valuable podcast!!

I am so grateful for this podcast, for the questions that are asked and the people that are interviewed. I always learn some thing valuable and always look forward to the next episode!

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