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I'm Christian Jackson, a licensed therapist, helping women recover from relationship trauma. Come listen to me break down why you may be having trouble dating, why you feel single in your long-term relationship (including marriage), and how your baggage is getting in the way. I'm here to answer things like...✨Dealing with Daddy Issues ✨Feeling lonely in your marriage✨How to stop choosing the same person✨Setting boundaries and having accountability in relationships✨breaking traumatic dating cycles ✨how to address mental health through this 💗so much more. Ready to stop ignoring the thing you're pretending not to know? Holler at me!

Pray, Twerk, Work, Repeat: Healing Relationship Trauma w/Christian Jackson Christian Jackson

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I'm Christian Jackson, a licensed therapist, helping women recover from relationship trauma. Come listen to me break down why you may be having trouble dating, why you feel single in your long-term relationship (including marriage), and how your baggage is getting in the way. I'm here to answer things like...✨Dealing with Daddy Issues ✨Feeling lonely in your marriage✨How to stop choosing the same person✨Setting boundaries and having accountability in relationships✨breaking traumatic dating cycles ✨how to address mental health through this 💗so much more. Ready to stop ignoring the thing you're pretending not to know? Holler at me!

    Men & Daddy Issues

    Men & Daddy Issues

    Each and every person comes from a different culture or background. The way we grow up and the things we encounter are what shapes us into the people we are today. 


    I always say, “If you’re alive, you have Daddy Issues period. It is what it is.”


    But there are people out there that say, “But Christian,”
    -My dad was always there;
    -I could never do any wrong;
    -My dad took care of me and treated me like a princess”


    Well, I hate to break it to you but even though your dad was there, you can still have Daddy Issues and things that are triggering to you and not even know it. Even the most delightful relationships with our parents have us in our heads. 


    And that’s ok! I’m so ready to help you navigate the messages you received so you can take what worked and leave what didn’t. 


    Robert Wilson Jr, host of From My Experience podcast, is here today to talk to us about his experience with Daddy Issues. He’s giving up the game about:


    -With his own father 
    -Women he’s dated in the past
    -And how those things have shaped him into who he is today


    Our purpose of this conversation is to 


    -Normalize Daddy Issues…for men, too!
    -Help break the history of black men often being silenced or quiet
    -Show you how to grow from the pain of the past
    -Learn how to make room for healthier relationships 


    Introducing my new online course…


    “Is it me?: How My Daddy Issues May be Jacking up My Relationships” 
    A step-by-step course that shows you how to find your patterns and how to interrupt them for a healthier outlook and habits.


    https://couchwithchristian.thinkific.com/courses/isitme

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    Follow Robert’s podcast! 


    Listen on all podcast platforms; here’s the link for apple podcast users: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/from-my-experience-podcast/id1331669758


    FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/277103755967951
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/fme_podcast/
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    Resources:
    Finding a therapist doesn’t have to be hard. Here’s a couple of ways to search for one in your area…


    https://therapyforblackgirls.com/


    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us


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    **Please note, this show and its feedback doesn’t substitute for a relationship with a licensed therapist. Do not email/send direct message/comment with anything that constitutes imminent danger to yourself or others. Please dial 911 if you have intent to harm yourself and/or others**
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    CONNECT WITH ME!


    Check out my website| https://www.couchwithchristian.com/


    INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/couchwithchristian


    FACEBOOK | https://www.facebook.com/couchwithchristian

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5VmJFkyjh1zBiGy4vAWCHA

    • 1 hr 7 min
    How to Make Him Work For it

    How to Make Him Work For it

    The way you care for yourself is related to who you attract. Whether it’s a friend, colleague, or what we usually care about, a romantic partner! There’s a way to truly make your future partner see your value so they understand to take you seriously and respect your standards. 


    It only works when you see your value first, though. 


    Listen to me tell you how to have a meaningful relationship because you’ll have heard part of a strategy for a mutually rewarding connection with your partner. 


    Want something more out of a relationship, but you keep running into people who are 
    -Inconsiderate
    -Selfish
    -Disrespectful


    You probably want a better situation. One that makes you feel… 
    -Respected
    -Heard
    -Valued
    -Needed



    Introducing my new online course…


    “Is it me?: How My Daddy Issues May be Jacking up My Relationships” 
    A step-by-step course that shows you how to find your patterns and how to interrupt them for a healthier outlook and habits.


    https://couchwithchristian.thinkific.com/courses/isitme
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    Resources:
    Finding a therapist doesn’t have to be hard. Here’s a couple of ways to search for one in your area…


    https://therapyforblackgirls.com/


    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us


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    **Please note, this show and its feedback doesn’t substitute for a relationship with a licensed therapist. Do not email/send direct message/comment with anything that constitutes imminent danger to yourself or others. Please dial 911 if you have intent to harm yourself and/or others**
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    CONNECT WITH ME!


    Check out my website| https://www.couchwithchristian.com/


    INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/couchwithchristian


    FACEBOOK | https://www.facebook.com/couchwithchristian


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5VmJFkyjh1zBiGy4vAWCHA

    • 34 min
    No More Code Switching

    No More Code Switching

    Hey, there Couch Crew! ✨🛋💗
    Glad you’re HERE!
    So, you saw the whole Will-Smith-Slapped-Chris-Roch debacle, right? Who didn’t? Unfortunately, it was seen and heard around the world.
    There are so many different opinions about it; and frankly, it triggered some surprising things in me.  I finally got to process this and wanted to share my thoughts. 
    How are we supposed to react in public then? Especially with what people expect from us? Should we switch to a different code in certain situations?
    Do you find yourself code-switching all the time? And what does that term, code-switching, mean? 
    I hope this episode opens your perspectives and breeds conversations about how this is also crucial to understanding how to navigate your needs and the needs of your relationships.
    If you’re new here, I’m Christian Jackson, a licensed therapist here in South Carolina, and I’m here to help women heal through relationship trauma.
    Learn how to Pray, Twerk, Work…
    Pray… to the God of your understanding for clarity and added strength.
    Twerk… move your body so that it has a chance to create safety for the first time or again.
    Work… with the previous two elements, you are ready to get into the steps it takes to heal your relationship trauma AKA baggage for healthier connections with yourself and others!
    This is the space for you to hear me discuss
    Dealing with Daddy IssuesFeeling lonely in your marriageHow to stop choosing the same personSetting boundaries and having accountability in relationshipsBreaking traumatic dating cyclesHow to address mental health through thisSo much more!
    So, let’s get into it!
    Like what you're hearing? Then check out my new online course…
     
    “Is it me?: How My Daddy Issues May be Jacking up My Relationships”
    A step-by-step course that shows you how to find your patterns and how to interrupt them for a healthier outlook and habits.
    https://couchwithchristian.thinkific.com/courses/isitme
     
    Resources:
    Finding a therapist doesn’t have to be hard. Here are a couple of ways to search for one in your area…
    Therapy For Black Girls
    Psychology Today: Health, Help, Happiness + Find a Therapist
    **Please note, this show, and its feedback doesn’t substitute for a relationship with a licensed therapist. Do not email/send direct messages/comments with anything that constitutes an imminent danger to yourself or others. Please dial 911 if you have intent to harm yourself and/or others**
     
    CONNECT WITH ME!
    Check out my website.
    INSTAGRAM
    FACEBOOK 

    • 27 min
    Dating with Daddy Issues

    Dating with Daddy Issues

    Want to know what to do about being ghosted in dating land? 
    Wondering why you date the same person?
    Married, and wondering where the "spark" went?
    Is it you? 👀 (spoiler, it probably is)
    I’m Christian Jackson, a licensed professional counselor supervisor, a mental health speaker, and THE Daddy Issues Expert.
    I’m excited to introduce you to my new baby: Pray, Twerk, Work… Healing Relationship Trauma w/me, Christian Jackson. Now, what’s that even mean?
    Pray… to the God of your understanding for clarity and added strength
    Twerk: move your body so that it has a chance to create safety for the first time or again
    Work: with the previous two elements, you are ready to get into the steps it takes to heal your relationship trauma AKA baggage for healthier connections with yourself and others!
    This is the space for you to hear me discuss
    ✨Dealing with Daddy Issues 
    ✨Feeling lonely in your marriage
    ✨How to stop choosing the same person
    ✨Setting boundaries and having accountability in relationships
    ✨Breaking traumatic dating cycles 
    ✨How to address mental health through this 
    This episode is part of my Wellness Wednesday w/CJ segment on my YoutTube channel. 
    This episode features relationship coaches who support people who want to experience successful connections with others. Need to hear that you're not alone? You won't want to miss this! Allow me to tell you a little more about our guests for this week.
    Yonci is a dating coach who helps others by "bridging the gap" between people so they can "enjoy healthier relationships". Can't wait to hear about how she can help you see how to make dating fun again 🥰 @chasingyonci on IG and find her at https://www.chasingyonci.com/
    Cassandra is a certified relationship coach who will give you the tea on what we need to know to cultivate healthy, meaningful relationships. @askcassandra find her also here https://mailchi.mp/1f9a5e9f064f/the-game-changer-every-woman-has-a-rhythm
    Troy wrote the book on love. Let's hear his perspective as a male and certified relationship couch. @xklusive5 and his website https://www.xklusivethoughts.com/
    Stay tuned!
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    “Is it me?: How My Daddy Issues May be Jacking up My Relationships” 
    A step-by-step course that shows you how to find your patterns and how to interrupt them for a healthier outlook and habits.
    https://couchwithchristian.thinkific.com/courses/isitme
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    Resources:
    Finding a therapist doesn’t have to be hard. Here’s a couple of ways to search for one in your area…
    https://therapyforblackgirls.com/
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us
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    **Please note, this show and its feedback doesn’t substitute for a relationship with a licensed therapist. Do not email/send direct message/comment with anything that constitutes imminent danger to yourself or others. Please dial 911 if you have intent to harm yourself and/or others**
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    CONNECT WITH ME!
    Check out my website| https://www.couchwithchristian.com/
    INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/couchwithchristian
    FACEBOOK | https://www.facebook.com/couchwithchristian
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5VmJFkyjh1zBiGy4vAWCHA

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Daddy Issues & Sex

    Daddy Issues & Sex

    “He’s not paying attention.” 
    “Why won’t he listen to me?” 
    “There’s no point in speaking up if I get shut down” 


    Believe it or not, this communication shows up in conversations about sex.


    And get this, Daddy Issues show up in the bedroom! This may seem creepy, but it’s true. 


    I’m Christian Jackson, host of Pray, Twerk, Work… Healing Relationship Trauma w/me, Christian JACKSON. Now, what’s that even mean?


    Pray… to the God of your understanding for clarity and added strength
    Twerk: move your body so that it has a chance to create safety for the first time or again
    Work: with the previous two elements, you are ready to get into the steps it takes to heal your relationship trauma AKA baggage for healthier connections with yourself and others!
    This is the space for you to hear me discuss
    ✨Dealing with Daddy Issues 
    ✨Feeling lonely in your marriage
    ✨How to stop choosing the same person
    ✨Setting boundaries and having accountability in relationships
    ✨Breaking traumatic dating cycles 
    ✨How to address mental health through this 
    💗So much more! 
    This episode is part of my Wellness Wednesday w/CJ segment on my YoutTube channel. 
    It features Licensed Professional Counselor, Jessica Vann. She helps meet moms in the intersection of parenting and maintaining intimate relationships. Yes, she’s here to help us find the sexy in the messy! 
    Find her at https://www.invisionmore.com/  
    https://www.instagram.com/invisioncounseling/ 



    This live discussion covers 
    -Daddy Issues in the space of intimacy
    -Trusting self in close relationships and what the barriers are
    -How insecurities bc of Daddy Issues show up in our intimate spaces, including sex
    -What to say to our kids about sex and relationships, and more!
    Stay tuned!
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    Introducing my new online course…
    “Is it me?: How My Daddy Issues May be Jacking up My Relationships” 
    A step-by-step course that shows you how to find your patterns and how to interrupt them for a healthier outlook and habits.
    https://couchwithchristian.thinkific.com/courses/isitme
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    Resources:
    Finding a therapist doesn’t have to be hard. Here’s a couple of ways to search for one in your area…
    https://therapyforblackgirls.com/
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us
    **Please note, this show and its feedback doesn’t substitute for a relationship with a licensed therapist. Do not email/send direct message/comment with anything that constitutes imminent danger to yourself or others. Please dial 911 if you have intent to harm yourself and/or others**
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    CONNECT WITH ME!
    Check out my website| https://www.couchwithchristian.com/
    INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/couchwithchristian
    FACEBOOK | https://www.facebook.com/couchwithchristian
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5VmJFkyjh1zBiGy4vAWCHA

    • 57 min
    Is It Me? Part 3

    Is It Me? Part 3

    Hey, Couch Crew 

    So, now you have a better idea of what Daddy Issues are:
    Feeling abandonedFeeling lost (can’t trust self, make decisions) Experiencing rejection in most relationships Emotional neglect Insecurities are strongHard to connect with othersThe list goes on. I treat this every day in one way or another; so, try me. If you’re not seeing yourself or resonating with all of it, lean in and ask yourself which one makes you the most uncomfortable…that’s probably the one you struggle with.

    Listen to me tell you about next steps, how to address it, and what’s in store for future episodes and my plan for the Daddy Issues Movement.

    Want to be part of change? Let’s get it!

    Like what you're hearing? Then check out my new online course…

    “Is it me?: How My Daddy Issues May be Jacking up My Relationships”
    A step-by-step course that shows you how to find your patterns and how to interrupt them for a healthier outlook and habits.
    https://couchwithchristian.thinkific.com/courses/isitme

    Resources:
    Finding a therapist doesn’t have to be hard. Here’s a couple of ways to search for one in your area…
    Therapy For Black Girls
    Psychology Today: Health, Help, Happiness + Find a Therapist

    **Please note, this show, and its feedback doesn’t substitute for a relationship with a licensed therapist. Do not email/send direct message/comment with anything that constitutes imminent danger to yourself or others. Please dial 911 if you have intent to harm yourself and/or others**
    CONNECT WITH ME!
    Check out my website.
    INSTAGRAM
    FACEBOOK 
    YouTube

    • 17 min

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Christian is a fun soul. She's providing very helpful information and tips on how to heal from trauma. Highly recommend listening!

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