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The Participant Observer is a WFC GROUP production. It was recorded at the WFC Group studios, in Westport CT. Post-production is by Justin Gibbs, at the Rayhound Production Company studio.

The Participant Observer – Westport Family Counseling WFC Group

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The Participant Observer is a WFC GROUP production. It was recorded at the WFC Group studios, in Westport CT. Post-production is by Justin Gibbs, at the Rayhound Production Company studio.

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, ‘EMDR’

    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, ‘EMDR’

    Nicholas Strouse talks with "One Hour at a Time," hosted by Mary Woods and Jonathan Routhier about EMDR.



    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a method by which clinicians are able to interrupt and modify certain types of emotional reactions and thoughts that repeat with the same characteristics and qualities of the original reactions and thoughts. The process involves using bilateral brain activation through eye movement, or auditory or tactile stimulation. During the time the brain is bilaterally activated, the therapist targets the earliest known incidents of the disturbance, and works chronologically forward to “clear” the disturbance and relevant experiences and associations. Bilateral brain stimulation is a naturally occurring process, and research has shown that EMDR is safe and effective in treating a wide range of conditions. EMDR is used for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), mood disorders, anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorders, chronic pain, and substance abuse.



    Read more about Nicholas Strouse.



    The Participant Observer is a WFC GROUP production. It was recorded at the WFC Group studios, in Westport CT. Post-production is by Justin Gibbs, at the Rayhound Production Company studio.



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    • 57 min
    Causeway Collaborative

    Causeway Collaborative

    Nicholas Strouse talks with Vince Benevento, John Lieberman and Joel Singer.. three men who have formed a team to help young men who may have lost their way.



    Over the course of the podcast, they explore a crisis that many young men are facing, the inability to find an identity as a man, and an inertia that has stalled the ability to locate meaning and purpose. In this frank discussion, the Causeway Collaborative Team looks at the precarious combination of feeling pressure to "become something" that--when mixed with "aimlessness"--creates a vulnerability to use or abuse drugs, or to become derailed in other ways. Drawing on personal experience, and professional training, Vince, John, and Joel talk shop about finding a way to instill confidence, motivation and build passion for young men to take the reins of their own lives.



    Whether taking them to job interviews or shooting baskets… Vince, Joel, and John teach these wayward young men to share, accept help, and learn to depend on the Causeway Team to ultimately help them reach their potential.



    Read more about Causeway Collaborative.



    The Participant Observer is a WFC GROUP production. It was recorded at the WFC Group studios, in Westport CT. Post-production is by Justin Gibbs, at the Rayhound Production Company studio.



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    • 20 min
    Danny Conroy

    Danny Conroy

    Nicholas Strouse speaks with Danny Conroy, Founder of AIM House (Action Intention Merge). After admitting to "never growing up," himself, Danny takes up as 'spokesman' for the Millennial Generation. In his winning way, Danny mixes fact and anecdote to create a deeper understanding about Millennials... and casts a light on how Millennials may have made their mark, quietly... by inadvertently starting a counter-culture movement, in which they have chosen meaning over financial stature. Happily using himself as an example, Danny talks about ways we are forced to recognize and adapt to the needs of this population. Whether parenting with more openness and flexibility or actively engaging in a fair appraisal of digital communication, Danny makes it clear that--when it comes to Millennials--there is more than meets the eye.



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    The Participant Observer is a WFC GROUP production. It was recorded at the WFC Group studios, in Westport CT. Post-production is by Justin Gibbs, at the Rayhound Production Company studio.



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    • 24 min
    Dr. Demitri Papolos

    Dr. Demitri Papolos

    Nicholas Strouse speaks with Demitri Papolos, MD, author of The Bipolar Child. Dr. Papolos, Director of Research for the Juvenile Bipolar Research Association, talks about pioneering work using ketamine to treat children suffering with a common subtype of bipolar disorder, called Fear of Harm. In this compelling narrative, Dr. Papolos tells of the all too common phenomenon of children who go untreated or receive inadequate treatment for a severe, sometime incapacitating condition that roils the family. Dr. Papolos explains how evidence based research has led to a new understanding of a very old condition, and a novel treatment that has a dramatic effect on the illness.



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    Dr. Demitri Papolos collaborated with Westport Family Counseling on this podcast, however he is not on the WFC Clinical Team. Dr. Papolos maintains his practice in the Westport area and if you are looking to connect with Dr. Papolos, you may visit his web page, http://bipolarchild.com to contact him.



     



    The Participant Observer is a WFC GROUP production. It was recorded at the WFC Group studios, in Westport CT. Post-production is by Justin Gibbs, at the Rayhound Production Company studio.



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    • 23 min
    Dr. Dan Siegel- Part 1

    Dr. Dan Siegel- Part 1

    Nicholas Strouse speaks with the pioneer of Interpersonal Neurobiology... renowned author, psychiatrist, and researcher, Dr. Daniel J. Siegel. Interweaving anecdotes, scientific research (and even a personal rendition of Mr. Rogers, "It's A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood")... Dr. Siegel discusses groundbreaking ideas, ranging from the revolutionary paradigm shift of Mindsight... to his impressions of his game-changing, NY Times Bestseller, Brainstorm. With wit and wisdom, Dr. Siegel ties together the poignancy of the death of his mentor, the "lunacy" of grown-ups that hated Beatlemania, and the ESSENCE that is in all of us... dispelling misguided beliefs, and helping us focus on energies that are, in his own words, "Important for our species!"



    Read more about Dr. Dan Siegel.



    The Participant Observer is a WFC GROUP production. It was recorded at the WFC Group studios, in Westport CT. Post-production is by Justin Gibbs, at the Rayhound Production Company studio.



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    • 21 min
    Dr. Dan Siegel- Part 2

    Dr. Dan Siegel- Part 2

    Nicholas Strouse speaks with the pioneer of Interpersonal Neurobiology... renowned author, psychiatrist, and researcher, Dr. Daniel J. Siegel. Interweaving anecdotes, scientific research (and even a personal rendition of Mr. Rogers, "It's A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood")... Dr. Siegel discusses groundbreaking ideas, ranging from the revolutionary paradigm shift of Mindsight... to his impressions of his game-changing, NY Times Bestseller, Brainstorm. With wit and wisdom, Dr. Siegel ties together the poignancy of the death of his mentor, the "lunacy" of grown-ups that hated Beatlemania, and the ESSENCE that is in all of us... dispelling misguided beliefs, and helping us focus on energies that are, in his own words, "Important for our species!"



    Read more about Dr. Dan Siegel.



    The Participant Observer is a WFC GROUP production. It was recorded at the WFC Group studios, in Westport CT. Post-production is by Justin Gibbs, at the Rayhound Production Company studio.



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    • 23 min

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