113 episodes

The Family Brain is a podcast dedicated to the glorious and messy world of family life and mental health. Megan Gipson is a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice in Austin Texas.

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    • 4.9 • 70 Ratings

The Family Brain is a podcast dedicated to the glorious and messy world of family life and mental health. Megan Gipson is a licensed clinical social worker with a private practice in Austin Texas.

This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis:

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    Healing Traumatic Responses with Mandy Harvey

    Healing Traumatic Responses with Mandy Harvey

    Learn more about Mandy Harvey
    www.mandylharvey.com
    Mandy talks about how to heal past wounds to help people thrive.


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    • 42 min
    Meditation and Stress Management with Anchor Meditation Founder Kelly Ryan

    Meditation and Stress Management with Anchor Meditation Founder Kelly Ryan

    Kelly Ryan explores the impact of stress on her health and well being and how meditation can be used to make us all healthier. She founded Anchor Meditation with the goal of helping share what she has learned about the impact of meditation with others.
    You can learn more about Anchor Meditation at
    www.anchormeditation.com


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    • 41 min
    Parenting with Connection with Dr. Emily Kline Author of The School of Hard Talks

    Parenting with Connection with Dr. Emily Kline Author of The School of Hard Talks

    Emily Kline Ph.D. is a psychologist working with adolescents and young adults, assistant professor of Psychiatry, and co-directs a mental wellness clinic at Boston University Medical Center.
    In her new book, The School of Hard Talks, How to Have Real Conversations with Your (Almost Grown) Kids, Emily talks about how to have difficult conversations with kids as they get older.
    In this episode you will learn:
    Why parents get on their older kids nerves.
    Understand how to suppress your "righting reflex"
    How to better understand what a young person thinks and feels to help support them in navigating dilemmas.
    How to handle conflicts in a way that nurtures the relationship.
    Learn more about Dr. Emily Kline www.dremilykline.com
    The School of Hard Talks https://www.amazon.com/School-Hard-Talks-Conversations-Almost/dp/1632174707


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    • 43 min
    Real Self-Care with Dr. Pooja Lakshmin

    Real Self-Care with Dr. Pooja Lakshmin

    Dr. Pooja Lakshmin's new book Real Self-Care explores how faux self-care like bubble baths, pedicures, and yoga are nice but that principles around value-based decision making are true self care. How we make choices and set boundaries for ourselves has more of a ripple impact on our mental wellness than some of the actions we traditionally think about as self-care. Dr. Lakshmin is also the founder of an equity-based women's mental health program called Gemma.
    Real Self-Care
    Gemma Women's Mental Health
    Dr. Pooja Lakshmin Instagram


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    • 43 min
    Supporting Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth with Dr. Laura Anderson

    Supporting Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth with Dr. Laura Anderson

    Episode 109 Supporting Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth with Dr. Laura Anderson
    Dr. Anderson has over 25 years working with and affirming gender expansive and transgender youth. I confess that the start of our episode that I had been hesitant to record an episode about this topic out of fear of not saying the right thing, but Dr. Anderson is welcoming in her approach and helped me better understand some terms and concepts that she has learned in her time working with families. 

    Topics include:
    What is the difference between gender, biological sex, and sexual attraction?
    What do the terms non-binary and transgender mean?
    How to stay curious and support your gender expansive loved ones.
    How to manage fear-based parenting responses and maintain trust and communication.
    What does the term gender expansive mean?
    How does the gender binary hurt all of us?

    “Parenting is a marathon.” Dr. Laura Anderson

    Learn more about Dr. Laura Anderson
    Website
    Real World Podcast Parenting
    Phone and Online Support for Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth
    The Trevor Project




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    • 51 min
    IFS and Connecting to True Self with Kelly Coulter

    IFS and Connecting to True Self with Kelly Coulter

    Episode 108 IFS and Connecting to True Self with Kelly Coulter, PLLC
    In this episode:
    I talk with Kelly Coulter about her use of the IFS (Internal Family Systems) framework to support clients in her private practice in Austin Texas. The IFS framework was developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz and acknowledges the multiple selves within an individual. This does not mean that someone has multiple personalities, but rather that within each of us we have different parts and in working with those parts we can better connect with our true selves. 
    If this sounds confusing, take a listen to this episode and Kelly explains the basics of IFS and how this way of thinking about ourselves can help us better understanding ourselves. 

    Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Stitcher, or on your favorite podcast platform
     
    Quote
    “We want to be able to observe our parts. What I love about IFS is we want you to embrace those parts and approach them with compassion.” Kelly Coulter PLLC

    In this episode, we cover:
    ●     How traumatic wounds create disconnection from self.
    ●     How our parts create a way to manage this shame and distress.
    ●     The 8 Cs that are components of Self.
    ●     What are managers and fire fighters?
    ●     What are exiles, protectors, or the self-critic
    ●     How mapping parts can help explore how you are functioning.

    Learn more about Kelly Coulter, PLLC:
    ·     Kelly Coulter Therapy
     
    Resources discussed:
    ●     Book "No Bad Parts"

    Connect with The Family Brain:
    ●     Megan Gipson’s Website
    ●     The Family Brain Podcast
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

ATX Marissa ,

Interesting and relatable topics

Highly recommend this podcast. It has validated and increased my awareness on topics I have been curious about. Megan covers a range of topics that resonate with me not only as a parent but as a person. Her ease of conversation makes it easy to relate to and I enjoy listening/learning.

Lillian Steuben ,

Informative and interesting, love this

Megan’s ease at which she dives into topics is refreshing and relatable. I am a parent but honestly, relate to a lot of the topics on this podcast not just as a parent but person. She has a variety of speakers and is so knowledgeable, yet down to earth in these interviews. Highly recommend.

Enriched Family ,

The Family Brain w Megan Gipson

Insightful, informative, and accessible. Wonderful podcast on parenthood, family relationships, and mental health.

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