16 episodes

Random thoughts from a therapist, an expert in clinical hypnosis, a counselor and an author by trade taking a view that is not about right, wrong, good or bad. Here Kurt LaRose (from TalkifUwant.com) attempts to move away from black or white thinking where absolutist binds CAN aid in "mental illness" formulation. There is good in all of us - where matters of safety are exceptions. From religion, sex, politics, love, death, moms, dads and "just life" - something here may tickle your biases a bit. Using snark, with new and old psychobabblejabble - this is my voice. https://TalkifUwant.com Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/talkifuwant/support

Random Thoughts From A Therapist Kurt LaRose and TalkifUwant

    • Health & Fitness

Random thoughts from a therapist, an expert in clinical hypnosis, a counselor and an author by trade taking a view that is not about right, wrong, good or bad. Here Kurt LaRose (from TalkifUwant.com) attempts to move away from black or white thinking where absolutist binds CAN aid in "mental illness" formulation. There is good in all of us - where matters of safety are exceptions. From religion, sex, politics, love, death, moms, dads and "just life" - something here may tickle your biases a bit. Using snark, with new and old psychobabblejabble - this is my voice. https://TalkifUwant.com Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/talkifuwant/support

    Lotto and midterm election spends break world and US records while 1 in 6 can't pay utility bills.

    Lotto and midterm election spends break world and US records while 1 in 6 can't pay utility bills.

    The US has made history - we have raised 1.6 billion dollars in 3 months for the world's biggest lotto ever! 
    And with only 4 days until the 2022 midterms we've spent more in elections in the US than in our entire history; coming in at 16.7 billion dollars.
    We are dreamers and we can get stuff done when it comes to money but somehow 1 in 6 US folks on fixed income cannot pay their current utility bills. How can these three things be related? Here's an alternative view about possibilities and how we might help.

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    • 27 min
    Children being shot in a classroom leads a therapist to wonder what it will take for change.

    Children being shot in a classroom leads a therapist to wonder what it will take for change.

    This is not the first time a shooting has lead to victims in the US. And it's not the first time we as a collective society have been angered and dismayed and saddened by the loss of life. As the finger pointing and blame emerges with the recent shooting in an elementary school in Texas - a collective trauma to a country is explored. Ways that people hurt, knowing that people care and understanding how access to things that can harm - these things are all bluntly considered. Access to healthcare and access to guns might be part of predicting both help and danger. Understanding gun access and understanding symptoms is one part of this Podcast; understanding that it takes safe people to make our culture safe is the other part. When an escalating culture occurs, it might be out of our compassion that this takes place, and unfortunately it may inadvertently impair our ability to poblem solve. There's plenty of blame to look at - but what gives? How do we give time to our losses - and - recover enough to move to something better? How do we talk openly about such tragedies - and- protect our children and each other? What can you do if you or your loved one is unsure if you or they are safe? This Podcast is powerful, sad, and thought provoking in a way that maybe, just maybe, we can get to a safer place.

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    • 50 min
    Treating trans youth and new abuse reporting laws... at least one provider is scared.

    Treating trans youth and new abuse reporting laws... at least one provider is scared.

    Laws that require mental health providers to report families of gender affirming care for minors are too controversial. Mental health treatment doesn't really have to happen in courtrooms or in politics. Treatment could be holistic, all inclusive, documented, ethical, professional and science based. Here a talk therapist takes an alternative view to helping people see third options ... like focusing on patient care and evidence based outcomes - for starters. Laws are supposedly for the good of the public.... providers are supposedly for the good of the patients. Maybe these will, from time to time, end up in court. And even so, providers have options to successfully treat trans populations.

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    • 6 min
    The infrastructure bill that was bipartisan may explain a subconscious way that you and I miss facts

    The infrastructure bill that was bipartisan may explain a subconscious way that you and I miss facts

    A bipartisan bill that promised to pay for itself was passed yesterday. As the details come out it becomes more and more clear that what was said and what was done do not align. It could be "politics as usual" but doesn't that mean we've normalized deception? My point here, in Random Thoughts From a Therapist, is to look at how it is you and I blame each other from positions of rightness ... subconsciously missing the point. The subconscious is real (I'm trained in) ... but subconscious and unconscious are not one in the same. You see, "my subconscious" can be attended to. Besides, a bigger idealistic question I pose is this: I wonder if you and I are actually just really good people missing points because of a steeping cultural phenomenon. Money could wake a sleeping mind, but intent must be considered as a way to become culturally and politically conscious.

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    • 7 min
    Wearing masks is political?

    Wearing masks is political?

    Masks have kind of made their way into the political circles. It's like a subtle way, wearing a mask or not wearing one, to say I lean left or I lean right. Maybe it's just the display of obedience or rebellion? I have a political opinion, but I wouldn't share it with a mask. There's too many other ways to say political things. Masks? Oh, those are for other reasons ... I suppose.

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    • 4 min
    Preparations and Pandemics in Random Thoughts From A Therapist

    Preparations and Pandemics in Random Thoughts From A Therapist

    Planning for a pandemic suggests that a pandemic could not have been. In the midst of one, doing what you can to stay as healthy as possible makes sense. As the world relives and relearns again, small things change everything and the world really really is a small small place. The frailty of humanity, the vulnerability of all - may lead to equality awareness as opposed to more of who is causing the problem. In a pandemic, it is an evasive, elusive and hard to be seen virus causing a world of power to humble a bit. The person next to you, and if not close, then the loved one who is a phone call or letter away could use a little of your connecting. Oh and you might give yourself some love too in these isolating times. It's a third option view to what can be done in pandemic times.

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    • 13 min

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