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Justin Wilford, PhD, and Jenny Walters, LMFT, lead a team of psychologists, therapists, and coaches who are passionate about using emotional fitness to make work/life better. Yes Collective delivers life-changing therapeutic tools, practices, and support designed for today's work environment.

The Yes Collective Podcast is our space to bring you the top mental and emotional wellness experts from the Yes Collective app. Episodes include conversations with psychologists, therapists, coaches, and loads of other experts who are in the trenches helping people thrive in body, mind, and soul. In each episode, we promise to bring you authentic, cutting-edge, and actionable conversations on the topics that will help you create deep and lasting emotional health.

The Yes Collective Podcast with Jenny & Justin Yes Collective

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

Justin Wilford, PhD, and Jenny Walters, LMFT, lead a team of psychologists, therapists, and coaches who are passionate about using emotional fitness to make work/life better. Yes Collective delivers life-changing therapeutic tools, practices, and support designed for today's work environment.

The Yes Collective Podcast is our space to bring you the top mental and emotional wellness experts from the Yes Collective app. Episodes include conversations with psychologists, therapists, coaches, and loads of other experts who are in the trenches helping people thrive in body, mind, and soul. In each episode, we promise to bring you authentic, cutting-edge, and actionable conversations on the topics that will help you create deep and lasting emotional health.

    Frank Anderson, MD, on Trauma, Love, Forgiveness, and Internal Family Systems

    Frank Anderson, MD, on Trauma, Love, Forgiveness, and Internal Family Systems

    EPISODE #73 - We are thrilled to launch our first Internal Family Systems Studio Circle in July! It's called "IFS for Your Daily Life," and it's a live 4-week workshop led by IFS Institute-trained Justin Wilford, PhD, and his expert therapist team Jenny Walters and Alicia Wuth. They'll cover the foundational model of IFS, the big ideas, and most importantly the real-world, on-the-ground, life-changing practices you can do to bring IFS self-healing into your daily life. You'll leave the course with more clarity around your internal system, a better connection with your true self, and sustainable practices to continue your own self-healing work. 
    If you’re already a member of Yes Collective, then you can join this studio circle today for no additional cost. And if you’re not yet a member of Yes Collective, then come on in! As a member you get immediate access to all our live Studio Circles - right now, as of late May, we’re in the middle of an amazing Circle on Authentic Relating. And in June we’re going to launch one on thriving as a highly sensitive person (HSP). 
    If all this talk about internal family systems is new to you, then today’s podcast is going to blow your mind. If you’re old hat with IFS, then you’re still going to love what we have in store. Today’s guest is Dr. Frank Anderson, psychiatrist, therapist, author speaker and trauma specialist. He did his residency in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, worked with Bessel van der Kolk at the Trauma Center, is the former director of the Foundation for Self Leadership, a senior trainer of Internal Family Systems therapy and is an advisor to the International Association of Trauma Professionals. 
    We are so excited to have Frank on because he’s a leader in Internal Family Systems therapy, and IFS is a major part of what we do here at Yes Collective. We had him on last year to talk about IFS and parenting, and we couldn’t wait to have him back to dive into other IFS topics like relationships, grief, forgiveness, and spirituality. 
    Yes Collective is co-hosted by Justin Wilford, PhD and Jenny Walters, LMFT.
    Justin Wilford, PhD, is a co-founder of Yes Collective, an educator, a writer, and an emotional health coach. He earned doctorates from UCLA (cultural geography) and UC Irvine (public health), and specializes in translating complex, scientific ideas into actionable programs for mental and emotional health. 
    Jenny Walters, LMFT, is a licensed marriage family therapist and senior expert contributor to the Yes Collective. She is a graduate of the Pacifica Graduate Institute and is the founder and director of Highland Park Holistic Psychotherapy in Los Angeles, California.

    • 58 min
    How to Create Deep Relationships with Cathy Courtenay

    How to Create Deep Relationships with Cathy Courtenay

    EPISODE #72 - Hey there, before we get started we want to let you know about an incredible 4-week online program—we call them Studio Circles—that we're launching in the Yes Collective, with the first live session on May 13th. This Studio Circle is all called "Creating Authentic Relationships." We designed this powerful 4-week live program to teach you the fundamentals of Authentic Relating. Each week, in our 90-minute live online sessions, we're going to dive into new relationship ideas and skills, and then we get to practice them together. We guarantee you there is no better way to super boost every single relationship in your life. 
    And you don't have to take our word for it! The last authentic relating studio circle we did was with a group of licensed therapists—people who do relational work for a living. And they loved it. In their testimonials, they called it "transformative," "impactful," "nourishing," "surprisingly deep but safe," and "a lot of fun." 
    We'll be doing Studio Circles on new topics each month - in June we'll be doing one on Highly Sensitive People and one on Internal Family Systems. Details below
    One of the inspirations for this Studio Circle is the practice of Circling. It's a close cousin of Authentic Relating but Circling is more meditative and slightly less structured. Today's guest is a world-class Circling facilitator and relationship coach. Her name is Cathy Courtenay, and Justin met her at an amazing retreat in Sedona last year. She helped lead the most beautiful Circling session on the final day of the retreat and it absolutely blew everyone away. 
    Cathy has been on a path of personal and spiritual growth for most of her life. She brings her heart and deep listening skills to everything she does. Her range of experience with dance, somatic bodywork, marketing, parenting, Relational Coaching (RLT Certified), and facilitating the Circling Method gives her a unique ability to cultivate authentic, meaningful relationships with her clients and students and she meets them right where they are.
    Her greatest strength is creating a safe space that allows others to be with things that feel difficult, to stand fully in what’s real for them and to ultimately experience true transformation. Her warmth and love evoke the full expression, truth, and authenticity of those she serves.
    On this podcast, we talked with Cathy about what Circling is and how it was discovered, how it creates deep relationships, how it builds greater self-awareness, and what it's like to go to a Circling event. If you care about creating deeper relationships in your life then you're going to love this episode with the wise and wonderful Cathy Courtenay. 
    CATHY'S LINKS:
    Cathy Courtenay's website: https://www.cathycourtenay.com
    Cathy Courtenay's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cathycourtenay/
    YES COLLECTIVE LINKS:
    Link to join Yes Collective: https://home.yescollective.app/
    When you join Yes Collective, you automatically gain access to all of the live Studio Circles. 
    Yes Collective is co-hosted by Justin Wilford, PhD and Jenny Walters, LMFT.
    Justin Wilford, PhD, is a co-founder of Yes Collective, an educator, a writer, and an emotional health coach. He earned doctorates from UCLA (cultural geography) and UC Irvine (public health), and specializes in translating complex, scientific ideas into actionable programs for mental and emotional health. 
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Love, Death, & Modern Spirituality with Jordana Jacobs, PhD

    Love, Death, & Modern Spirituality with Jordana Jacobs, PhD

    EPISODE #71 - Before we begin, we want to tell you about about a brand new way to build connection, personal growth, and modern spirituality into your life. Starting in May, Yes Collective is launching brand new 4-week, live online workshops called Studio Circles. Each Circle focuses on cutting-edge, transformational practices and ideas that help you connect to others more authentically, grow personally and professionally, and tap into profound moments of spirituality in your daily life. 
    These four-week, live workshops are led by the top psychologists, therapists, and coaches, some of whom you’ve heard on this podcast. To join, all you need to do is become a member of Yes Collective by going to https://home.yescollective.app/. If you’re already a member, then you can join right here: https://home.yescollective.app/spaces/11007464/content. 
    Our first Studio Circle, starting on May 8th, is on learning the skills of authentic relating and circling to create deep, meaningful relationships. I’ll be leading it with the help of licensed clinical psychologist, Alicia Wuth. Sign up today for full access to Yes Collective and join us in May!
    Ok, on to the podcast! So, we’ve been wanting to have more conversations around modern spirituality. And Last November we spent the whole month talking about the power of spirituality but we don’t just want to relegate it to one month. So, we reached out to licensed clinical psychologist, Jordana Jacobs to talk about modern spirituality in a therapeutic context. 
    Jordana currently practices in New York City and has years of experience treating patients there. She completed her predoctoral internship at Bellevue Hospital Center and postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University. She also trained at various other major hospitals, including Memorial Sloan Kettering and Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center, gaining experience working with a diverse range of patients, including people diagnosed with terminal illness, substance users, and emerging adults. 
    Although she considers herself a generalist, she writes, speaks, and leads retreats on the relationships between love and death, which was the primary focus of her dissertation. 
    Her aim is to help people accept inevitable mortality, so that they may live and love more fully. Learn more about Jordana's work here: https://www.drjordanajacobs.com/
    In this episode, we dive deep into the topic of modern spirituality, how Jordana came to recognize spirituality in her own life as well as her professional practice, how love and death are cornerstones of any spiritual practice, and how she helps her patients get closer to their own spirituality. So, without any further ado, I’m thrilled to present the wise and wonderful Jordana Jacobs. 
    Yes Collective is co-hosted by Justin Wilford, PhD and Jenny Walters, LMFT.
    Justin Wilford, PhD, is a co-founder of Yes Collective, an educator, a writer, an Internal Family Systems practitioner, and a conscious dance DJ. He earned doctorates from UCLA (cultural geography) and UC Irvine (public health), and specializes in translating complex, scientific ideas into actionable programs for mental and emotional health. 
    Jenny Walters, LMFT, is a licensed marriage family therapist and senior expert contributor to the Yes Collective. She is a graduate of the a href="https://www.pacifica.edu/" rel="noopener noreferrer"...

    • 53 min
    Glow in the F*cking Dark with Best-selling Author Tara Schuster

    Glow in the F*cking Dark with Best-selling Author Tara Schuster

    EPISODE #70 - We are thrilled to welcome on the podcast the accomplished entertainment executive turned mental health advocate and best-selling author, Tara Schuster. She just released Glow in the F*cking Dark: Simple Practices to Heal Your Soul, from Someone Who Learned the Hard Way -- an amazing memoir slash emotional healing guide. It’s really beautiful and powerful and you don’t need to take our word for it. It received glowing endorsements from Glennon Doyle, Adam Grant, Chelsea Handler, Dick Schwartz, the creator of IFS, and many others.  
    In February 2020, Tara released her first book titled Buy Yourself the F*cking Lilies: and Other Rituals to Fix Your Life from Someone Who Has Been There. The book was a runaway hit -- it was a finalist for Goodreads’ Best Non-Fiction Book of 2020; and was selected by Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, Goop, Publishers Weekly as one of the best books of the year on mental health and self-care. Previously, Tara served as Vice President of Talent and Development at Comedy Central, where she was the executive in charge of one of our favorite shows of all time, Key & Peele.
    On this episode, we talk to Tara about what it was like to reveal so many intimate details about her life so freely in her books, what it actually means to glow in the effing dark, how emotional healing has transformed her dating life, and of course we get into her drama-infused, stint as a bartender on the Vanderpump Rules Aftershow. You won't want to miss this one!
    Show LinksTara's official website: http://www.taraschuster.com/
    Glow in the F*cking Dark: http://www.taraschuster.com/glow 
    Tara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/taraschuster/
    Yes Collective is co-hosted by Justin Wilford, PhD and Jenny Walters, LMFT.
    Justin Wilford, PhD, is a co-founder of Yes Collective, an educator, a writer, and an emotional health coach. He earned doctorates from UCLA (cultural geography) and UC Irvine (public health), and specializes in translating complex, scientific ideas into actionable programs for mental and emotional health. 
    Jenny Walters, LMFT, is a licensed marriage family therapist and senior expert contributor to the Yes Collective. She is a graduate of the Pacifica Graduate Institute and is the founder and director of Highland Park Holistic Psychotherapy in Los Angeles, California.

    • 52 min
    Embodied Empowerment with Lauren Lovett, Embodied Artist Coach

    Embodied Empowerment with Lauren Lovett, Embodied Artist Coach

    EPISODE #69 - This week, Jenny and Justin are thrilled to be joined by Lauren Lovett, an embodied artist coach who is on a mission to support people in their pursuit of embodied empowerment. Lauren started acting on stage at the age of 10, and went on to pursue a BFA in drama from The Juilliard School. After performing in theaters across the country, she eventually realized that her true calling was in teaching and coaching other artists. Today, she is passionate about helping her clients connect with their bodies, hearts, and minds to unlock their full potential.
    Through her expertise in somatic experiencing, acting, and creative expression, Lauren helps artists cultivate greater awareness, resilience, and joy in their lives. Whether you're a creative professional seeking to deepen your craft, or simply looking to live a more embodied, authentic, and empowered life, Lauren's insights and guidance can help you tap into your innate wisdom and inner resources.
    In this conversation, we'll explore how Lauren uses somatic experiencing in her work, including the role of the body in emotions, trauma, and creativity; the importance of embodied presence in our daily lives, and the challenges and opportunities of living a fully embodied life. We'll also hear some inspiring stories from Lauren's own journey as an artist and coach, and gain practical tips and tools for cultivating greater presence, purpose, and joy in our lives.
    Be sure to check out Lauren's coaching website https://laurenlovett.com/ and Lauren's Desert Witch retreat website https://www.desertwitchretreats.com/
    So without further ado, let's dive into this conversation with the wonderful Lauren Lovett, and discover how she can help support you on your own journey toward embodied empowerment.
    Yes Collective is co-hosted by Justin Wilford, PhD and Jenny Walters, LMFT.
    Justin Wilford, PhD, is a co-founder of Yes Collective, an educator, a writer, and an emotional health coach. He earned doctorates from UCLA (cultural geography) and UC Irvine (public health), and specializes in translating complex, scientific ideas into actionable programs for mental and emotional health. 
    Jenny Walters, LMFT, is a licensed marriage family therapist and senior expert contributor to the Yes Collective. She is a graduate of the Pacifica Graduate Institute and is the founder and director of Highland Park Holistic Psychotherapy in Los Angeles, California.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    What it Takes to Break Cycles and Create New Patterns with Nadia Torres-Eaton, PsyD, ABPP

    What it Takes to Break Cycles and Create New Patterns with Nadia Torres-Eaton, PsyD, ABPP

    EPISODE #68 - We're thrilled to welcome back clinical psychologist and reiki master, Nadia Torres-Eaton, PsyD, ABPP. It's not too often you get in one person the clinical experience and expertise combined with the openness to alternative healing modalities, which is why we always love learning from Nadia. Currently she privately practices individual and family psychotherapy as well as energy medicine in Santa Ana, CA. We talk about what cycle-breaking means to Nadia, how she helps her clients recognize and break cycles, and how she went through her own massive year-long cycle-breaking journey.
    Yes Collective is co-hosted by Justin Wilford, PhD and Jenny Walters, LMFT.
    Justin Wilford, PhD, is a co-founder of Yes Collective, an educator, a writer, and an emotional health coach. He earned doctorates from UCLA (cultural geography) and UC Irvine (public health), and specializes in translating complex, scientific ideas into actionable programs for mental and emotional health. 
    Jenny Walters, LMFT, is a licensed marriage family therapist and senior expert contributor to the Yes Collective. She is a graduate of the Pacifica Graduate Institute and is the founder and director of Highland Park Holistic Psychotherapy in Los Angeles, California.

    • 49 min

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28 Ratings

28 Ratings

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Outstanding, uplifting, and fills you with hope

Positive and practical tools and anecdotes from pros in the field that you can put to use right away. The last year and a half have been hard on parents and this podcast will help you get back on track.

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Inspirational, empowering podcast

The Family Thrive is an outstanding podcast that offers high-quality interviews with experts on wellness, medicine, nutrition. Every episode is packed with valuable information and advice related to family health and happiness. Audra and Justin are relatable, knowledgeable hosts who are simply delightful in every way. I just can’t say enough good things about The Family Thrive — check out the podcast, and you’ll see why!

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Such valuable and usable content!

Thank you so much Audra and Justin for providing such an excellent platform we can use to learn and grow. I Appreciate your corresponding app as well! I have picked up so much truth from these episodes and have already! Loved Tiffani Ghere’s information on feeding the young child - also loved the term HSP (Highly Sensitive People) from episode 2 as well as the excellent tips on how to understand people around me with this personality trait. Love the usable information - keep it up!

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