18 episodes

the little black fish - Season 1: Moving from contraction to expansion and connection. Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh is a world-renowned social psychologist and psychotherapist. She has worked in 40 countries to help individuals, couples, leaders and communities from bedroom to the boardrooms. Growing up her nickname was the little black fish for her deep curiosity to look beyond what was obvious and available. As “the little black fish” she takes you along to streams that are novel and overlooked. Along the way you will connect with parts of yourself that were forgotten, acquire new lenses to view people and the world around you anew and collect wisdom that help with your relationships on many fronts. This podcast is a compilation of unfiltered dialogues between Dr.Sara and various thought leaders around the world.

the little black fish Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

the little black fish - Season 1: Moving from contraction to expansion and connection. Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh is a world-renowned social psychologist and psychotherapist. She has worked in 40 countries to help individuals, couples, leaders and communities from bedroom to the boardrooms. Growing up her nickname was the little black fish for her deep curiosity to look beyond what was obvious and available. As “the little black fish” she takes you along to streams that are novel and overlooked. Along the way you will connect with parts of yourself that were forgotten, acquire new lenses to view people and the world around you anew and collect wisdom that help with your relationships on many fronts. This podcast is a compilation of unfiltered dialogues between Dr.Sara and various thought leaders around the world.

    Enhancing Couples' Sexuality- Bonus episode

    Enhancing Couples' Sexuality- Bonus episode

    In this dialogue Dr. McCarty is joining me from North Carolina today to bring us wisdom on the power dynamic of couples as it relates to sexual desire across life span and very practical and solid tools as how to manage them and even solve them. Erotic voice, responsive desire, why is sex more interactive and human over time. How to honor your sexuality while age. Introducing pleasure and relationships after losing a partner, good sex cannot save a bad relationship, but bad sex can break a good relationship, various forms and shapes of pleasure within a coupledom. Why learning to say no to sex is the pre-requisite to saying yes to it. Equity versus equality in coupledom. What is good enough sex?



    Dr. Barry McCarthy, PH.D. is a professor of psychology at American University, a diplomate in clinical psychology, a diplomate in sex therapy, and a certified couple therapist. He has published more than 120 professional articles, 33 book chapters, and 22 books the latest being Rekindling Desire (3rd edition), Enhancing Couple Sexuality, and Finding Your Sexual Voice. Dr. McCatry has presented more than 450 professional workshops in the United States and internationally. In 2016 he received the Masters and Johnson award for lifetime contributions to the sexuality field. 

    • 46 min
    Moving from Racial Literacy to Becoming an Antiracist

    Moving from Racial Literacy to Becoming an Antiracist

    "I am the therapist, yet my white clients don't shy away from advising me". When you are in the position of privilege you don't see how it shows up in all your interactions. In this dialogue I had the pleasure to have an insightful dialogue with my dear colleague and mentor Dr. Kenneth Hardy. Dr. Hardy is one of the most original voices in the discourse around racial identity and family therapy. We touch upon three main topics with very fresh perspectives: 1) multiple identities, intersectionality of these identities and the context in which they exist, being perceived and received with a practical model to get to know these selves and how they inform our way of being in our everyday lives. 2) the notion of reality and how it could be different based on our privileged identities and areas of subjugations. 3) VCR (Validate, challenge and Reassure) as a tool to acknowledge and heal rage within our society. Become the change you want to see in our society by listening to this enlightening conversation with one of the most original voices in the discourse around racism. 

    • 43 min
    The Science and Art of Self-Care | Dr. Emily Nagoski | Easthampton, MA

    The Science and Art of Self-Care | Dr. Emily Nagoski | Easthampton, MA

    Today I am in dialogue with my dear friend and colleague Dr. Emily Nagoski. This episode is different than any other. I honestly didn’t know how to introduce it rather than extend a heartfelt invitation to you all to listen to her and listen well. Emily takes us on a meaningful, inspiring, personal and powerful journey from struggles with moments of darkness to joy and pleasure. Emily is a world-renowned expert in women’s wellbeing and sexual health. She is a New York Times bestselling author and has multiple popular TED Talks to her credit. She says I am a writer, educator, researcher, activist and a nerd!  Today, you will meet Emily as all of these and much more. Something in my heart lit up after this dialogue that is still burning bright. I hope you derive as much meaning from our conversation as I did having it. 

    • 52 min
    Debunking Sexual Desire | Dr. Lori Brotto | Vancouver, BC

    Debunking Sexual Desire | Dr. Lori Brotto | Vancouver, BC

    In this dialogue I am in conversation with my dear colleague Dr. Lori Brotto from Vancuver, Canada to debunk myths around sexual desire. Lori has a unique position as a researcher and a clinician to translate scientific data into practical tools and tips for everyone to benefit from. She is a master expert in the science of KT (Knowledge Transition). She is the Director of the Sexual Health Laboratory at the university of British Columbia and chairs the Canada research in women’s sexual health. In our conversation Lori will bring us pearls of wisdom from her book, Better sex through mindfulness and her new campaign DebunkDesire.com. We will talk about elicitors and diminishers of sexual desire and practical tips to cultivate it. 
     
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     Dr. Lori Brotto is a Professor in the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and a Registered Psychologist in Vancouver, Canada.  She is the Executive Director of the Women's Health Research Institute of BC located at BC Women’s Hospital. Dr. Brotto holds a Canada Research Chair in Women's Sexual Health. She is the director of the UBC Sexual Health Laboratory where research primarily focuses on developing and testing psychological and mindfulness-based interventions for women with sexual desire and arousal difficulties and women with chronic genital pain. Dr. Brotto is an Associate Editor for the Archives of Sexual Behavior, has 170 peer-reviewed publications, and is frequently featured in the media on topics related to sexuality. Her book, Better Sex Through Mindfulness: How Women Can Cultivate Desire (2018) is a trade book of her research demonstrating the benefits of mindfulness for women’s sexual concerns. She is a strong advocate for empowering women to take on leadership roles.

    • 39 min
    Arranged Marriages, American Style | Professor Pepper Schwartz | Seattle, WA

    Arranged Marriages, American Style | Professor Pepper Schwartz | Seattle, WA

    Today, I am in dialogue with my dear colleague and New Times Best Selling author, professor Pepper Schwartz. Pepper is an inspiration for many who work in the field of sexuality and relationships. As a sociologist at the university of Washington in Seattle, with 25 books, multiple research papers and two Ted Talks to her credit, Pepper brings a rich and holistic perspective into our conversation about what takes to create a thriving relationship. She generously shares her top learnings as one of the three relationship experts on the show, Married at First Sight which is a series on Lifetime about arranged marriages. The show is on its 11th season in America and 26 other countries. It focuses to bring compatible couples together, get them legally married and help them figure out the rest after.  
     

    • 47 min
    Education Redefined | John Doran | Dublin, Ireland

    Education Redefined | John Doran | Dublin, Ireland

    In this dialogue, John Doran the author of “A way to wellbeing” joins me from Ireland to discuss education during and post pandemic. John offers an optimistic view by inviting us to embrace adverse events. He says: “what you meet and greet will defeat and what you resist tends to persist”. He talks about the meaning of education and what young people need to thrive in the future that is yet to be created. He invites us to compare ourselves with ourselves yesterday, not another person. He highlights that selfcare of parents is critical not selfish and advises us on finding the right school fit for our children in the time of the pandemic. 

    John asks some critical questions: Are we preparing students for a life of testing or the test of life? What is holistic education? Are we helping students to develop as critical thinkers, creative minds with resilient hearts or are we trying to fit them to the already existing system which would not even exist by the time they enter adulthood? Skills such as emotional intelligence, problem solving, teamwork and collaboration in a world where life experience and competencies will be more important than formal qualifications. 

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Pejman73 ,

A weekly dose of distilled wisdom

I used to be an avid listener of BBC Radio 4’s “Thinking Allowed”. The little black fish podcast is even better. In a warm, relaxed and engaging manner, Dr. Sara allows her guests to go very deep into their topics and reveal distilled wisdom that you can never find in an NPR or BBC style podcast. Yet, because of Dr. Sara’s clinical expertise and academic standing, the quality of conversations and cerebral satisfaction that you get is unsurpassed compared to so many podcasts that are out there. This is a really high quality, engaging and thought-provoking program that you would look forward to listening every week.

fjsbicnc ,

Through a new lens ideas seem fresh and different

I have listened to two episodes so far. One about the me too movement and the other about well being.
I enjoyed exploring new and different angles of the me too movement through Dr Nasserzadeh’s engaging questions rooted in her work as a therapist and her innate capacity for empathy. Particularly, I found the question about men in the era of me too very interesting, as a wife and a mother to a son.

In the episode about well being I found new vocabulary to express how I am feeling during lockdown. My life is considerably slower than it was before lockdown and I have time to “flourish”. I felt validated when Dr Nasserzadeh shared the experience some of her clients have had of being anxious about not being anxious. I have certainly felt that. Wondering if there is something wrong with me if I am doing ok during the pandemic.
Thank you for the work you do

nvsbam ,

Informative

I have really enjoyed listening to these podcasts so far. I find these podcast series essential during the lockdown. Each episode covers unique topics relevant to everyday life. It is priceless to listen to experts from all over the world while you can sit back on your couch and learn something new.

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