135 episodes

Welcome to Overpowering Emotions with Dr. Caroline Buzanko, the podcast designed for mental health professionals, educators, parents, and anyone working with children, teens, and families. Driven by a passion to help children and teens become masters over their anxiety and other overwhelming emotions, Dr. Caroline is here to guide you on a journey of strengthening courage and resilience. In each episode, she dives into insightful conversations, practical strategies, and expert interviews to equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to help children and teens navigate their big feelings and develop emotional mastery. Whether you're a mental health professional, educator, parent, or someone committed to supporting the emotional well-being of children and teens, this podcast is your go-to resource. It's time to strengthen our collective ability to empower the younger generation. Join Dr. Caroline on this transformative journey as she delves into topics such as anxiety, emotional resilience, courage-building, and more. Together, let's rise to the occasion and create a world where children and teens can confidently navigate the complexities of their emotions.

Overpowering Emotions Podcast: Helping Children and Teens Manage Big Feels Dr. Caroline Buzanko

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 10 Ratings

Welcome to Overpowering Emotions with Dr. Caroline Buzanko, the podcast designed for mental health professionals, educators, parents, and anyone working with children, teens, and families. Driven by a passion to help children and teens become masters over their anxiety and other overwhelming emotions, Dr. Caroline is here to guide you on a journey of strengthening courage and resilience. In each episode, she dives into insightful conversations, practical strategies, and expert interviews to equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to help children and teens navigate their big feelings and develop emotional mastery. Whether you're a mental health professional, educator, parent, or someone committed to supporting the emotional well-being of children and teens, this podcast is your go-to resource. It's time to strengthen our collective ability to empower the younger generation. Join Dr. Caroline on this transformative journey as she delves into topics such as anxiety, emotional resilience, courage-building, and more. Together, let's rise to the occasion and create a world where children and teens can confidently navigate the complexities of their emotions.

    135. Are you forgetting to care for yourself while caring for others?

    135. Are you forgetting to care for yourself while caring for others?

    I know I said I would be going into coping strategies, but there is a lot of work for adults. I left off last episode talking about how important self-care is before we can hope to effectively help children. For this part of our resilience journey, I want to focus on the things we can do to support ourselves and kids. Because if we’re doing good kids will do good too.



    To kick us off, special guest Katharine Manning discusses the crucial but often overlooked aspect of self-care for those who dedicate themselves to supporting others through distress. Discover why caring for others can significantly impact your own mental and physical well-being and explore effective strategies for safeguarding your health while being a steadfast support system.



    This episode sheds light on balancing aiding loved ones in need and ensuring you don't neglect your well-being, highlighting the importance of self-care practices that can protect you from long-term health challenges. This is an important episode with invaluable insights into how to care for yourself first to be more effective and compassionate in helping others.

    Want to learn more about helping kids strengthen their emotion regulation skills and problem-solving brains while boosting their confidence, independence, and resilience? Check out my many training opportunities! https://drcarolinebuzanko.com/upcoming-events/

    • 28 min
    134. How can letting children face consequences foster resilience?

    134. How can letting children face consequences foster resilience?

    Today on Overpowering Emotions, based on questions Dr. Caroline has received on the subtle maladaptive coping strategies that can hinder kids’ resilience, she revisits the delicate balance between caring for children and enabling growth by exploring the subtleties of maladaptive coping and the importance of promoting independence in our kids. Discover the traps many adults fall into, from over-protectiveness to rescuing children from natural consequences, and learn how these well-intentioned actions can inadvertently hinder kids’ development of resilience, problem-solving skills, and emotional intelligence.



    Dr. Caroline offers practical tips for supporting children in learning from their experiences, managing their emotions, and developing a strong sense of self-confidence and accountability. Don’t miss this important episode as we navigate parental guidance and explore effective strategies for raising confident, independent, and emotionally intelligent children.

    Want to learn more about helping kids strengthen their emotion regulation skills and problem-solving brains while boosting their confidence, independence, and resilience? Check out my many training opportunities! https://drcarolinebuzanko.com/upcoming-events/

    • 27 min
    133. Could our methods of teaching kids to regulate their emotions be doing more harm than good?

    133. Could our methods of teaching kids to regulate their emotions be doing more harm than good?

    Today’s episode of Overpowering Dr. Caroline dives deep into the essence of our emotional makeup with guest expert Cedric Bertelli. They explore why certain emotions cling to us and how we can effectively resolve them to regain control of our well-being with Emotional Resolution® (EmRes).   Discover the limitations of traditional talk therapy and learn why conventional emotional regulation strategies might be hindering your emotional resilience. Learn more about emotional patterns and the innovative EmRes method, offering listeners a path to overcome debilitating emotional patterns for lasting emotional regulation.  



    Tune in to help your kids transform their relationship with emotions and move towards emotional healing and empowerment.



    About Cedric:

    Cedric is the Founder and Director of Emotional Health Institute (EHI), a non-profit organization committed to improving the quality of human life by tapping into the revolutionary technique of Emotional Resolution®, which helps with trauma healing and emotional well-being. Cedric has been fine tuning the EmRes process since 2009, training a wide demographic that includes therapists, social workers, mental health practitioners, educators, and HR professionals.



    Get in touch!

    Website: https://www.emotionalhealthinstitute.org/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cedric-bertelli 68286224/https://www.cedricbertelli.com/sales-page



    Research article about EmRes: https://www.journal.cqaedu.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/02-Quantum-Science-Approach-to-Emotional-Resolution-in-the-Vital-Energy-Body-By-Gayathri-Shylesh-1.pdf

    Want to learn more about helping kids strengthen their emotion regulation skills and problem-solving brains while boosting their confidence, independence, and resilience? Check out my many training opportunities! https://drcarolinebuzanko.com/upcoming-events/

    • 35 min
    132. How can we teach kids to choose the right coping strategy to build resilience?

    132. How can we teach kids to choose the right coping strategy to build resilience?

    Today on Overpowering Emotions I discuss distinctions of emotion-focused and problem-solving-focused coping mechanisms and how they can help kids effectively manage their emotions and face life's challenges with confidence.



    I revisit the foundational concepts of these coping strategies but also provide practical ideas on fostering self-awareness and emotional regulation in everyday life and helping them figure out which coping strategies they need to use in a given situation.

    This episode is important for developing a versatile emotional toolbox. 



    Tune in to help your children navigate their emotions and challenges, setting them up for success and well-being throughout their journey in life.

    Want to learn more about helping kids strengthen their emotion regulation skills and problem-solving brains while boosting their confidence, independence, and resilience? Check out my many training opportunities! https://drcarolinebuzanko.com/upcoming-events/

    • 16 min
    131. How can problem-focused coping enhance (or cripple) resilience?

    131. How can problem-focused coping enhance (or cripple) resilience?

    Today on Overpowering Emotions, I discuss problem-focused coping strategies. When used effectively, this is a vital approach to help our children and teens navigate life's challenges with resilience and effectiveness. 



    I discuss the benefits of problem-focused coping, the pitfalls to avoid, and how to cultivate this skill. I share real-life examples ranging from teens overcoming study avoidance to resolving personal conflicts and go through the step-by-step process. 



    Learn how problem-solving can empower children and teens by instilling a sense of control and self-efficacy while also fostering emotional well-being, resilience, and positive behaviours. 



    Don’t miss out – this episode will offer lots of ideas to enhance kids’ coping toolbox. 

    Want to learn more about helping kids strengthen their emotion regulation skills and problem-solving brains while boosting their confidence, independence, and resilience? Check out my many training opportunities! https://drcarolinebuzanko.com/upcoming-events/

    • 17 min
    130. What is emotion-focused coping and how can it enhance or cripple resilience and emotional wellness?

    130. What is emotion-focused coping and how can it enhance or cripple resilience and emotional wellness?

    Today on Overpowering Emotions, Dr. Caroline explores the essential life skill of coping with emotions, focusing on the delicate balance between emotion-focused and problem-solving-focused coping strategies.

    In this journey of resilience, we delve into the adaptive versus maladaptive approaches to handling life's emotional rollercoasters.



    Discover why emotions, even those we might shy away from, are crucial to our human experience and how we can navigate through them with grace and resilience. We dissect the subtle, often overlooked coping mechanisms that, though may offer temporary relief, can hinder long-term emotional well-being.



    From the pitfalls of avoidance and distraction to the virtues of accepting and expressing our feelings, this episode offers new insights for anyone looking to foster emotional intelligence, resilience, and a healthier approach to coping with life's challenges.



    Whether for ourselves or guiding our children, learn how to embrace healthier emotion-focused strategies for a more balanced and emotionally fulfilling life.

    Want to learn more about helping kids strengthen their emotion regulation skills and problem-solving brains while boosting their confidence, independence, and resilience? Check out my many training opportunities! https://drcarolinebuzanko.com/upcoming-events/

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

#the_truth ,

Good content, enough with the adhd

I’m enjoying this content. The Podcaster is clearly accomplished and knowledgeable. Why is it that every high achieving person I know or listen to says they have ADHD? That is so off-putting to me. Yes it is probably hard for you to pay attention and organize everything in your life. Isn’t it hard for all of us? Especially being a mom and having two kids? That doesn’t mean we all have ADHD. It is statistically not possible.

alicicicia ,

Promotes Behaviorism and Neurotypical Masking

Much of the advice given here is not neurodivergence affirming and is racially insensitive. She stipulates that dyslexia is a disability that deserves accommodations but anxiety is not, never suggesting that parents should be instead searching out root causes of anxiety. Following the advice here would have children masking in order to avoid punishment, parents doling out punishments for children who feel unsafe at school, and school administrations justifying the withholding of federally mandated accommodations in the name of building resilience in disabled kids. This is not a safe space for parents of neurodivergent children. In episode 116, in discussing a study that showed African American women to have lower suicide rates than white men, the host comments that she “almost feels like [her] kids should grow up in the hood” so they’re more competent. She does not distinguish between stress and trauma, between thriving and surviving with resilience.

J3808 ,

Helpful for an anxious kid

Wonderful content that is research based and does not focus on over coddling kiddos but shows you how to handle their feelings

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