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The Love and Light Brigade

The Love and Light Brigade

September 19, 2019

The Love and Light Brigade

Aired Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST

Pennie and Matthew will be discussing a modern-day dilemma… “The Love and Light Brigade” They are the ones who think they know, who think they are spiritual, who think they can become enlightened by imagining figures of light. Well, that is not the whole truth… enlightenment comes when you own, deal with and transform your own shadow. Karl Jung states quite plainly that all it would take to manifest heaven on earth would be for everyone to own their own shadow. This is a provocative, mind bending and inspiration show that talks about and gives helpful hints of how to be a REAL spiritual warrior and what you would find helpful when walking that path.

Anxiety & Depression, Nature or Nurture

Anxiety & Depression, Nature or Nurture

September 12, 2019

Anxiety & Depression, Nature or Nurture

Aired Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST

Pennie and Matthew will be discussing whether Anxiety & Depression are affected by nature or nurture. Depression is one of the most common forms of psychopathology. According to diathesis–stress theories of depression, genetic liability interacts with negative life experiences to cause depression. Traditionally, most studies testing these theories have focused on only one component of the diathesis–stress model: either genetics or environment, but not their interaction. However, because of recent advances in genetics and genomics, researchers have begun using a new design that allows them to test the interaction of genetic and environmental liabilities – the G x E design.

Studies suggest that the neurotransmitter dopamine may play a role in the risk for depression. Early negative interpersonal environments (i.e. rejecting parents) have also been implicated.

The researchers studied 177 male adolescents from a juvenile detention centre in Russia. These participants were ideal candidates for the study because depression rates rise so dramatically during this period in life. The researchers used a structured diagnostic interview to diagnose depression and a questionnaire to assess aspects of maternal parental rearing (i.e. physical punishment, hostility, lack of respect for the child’s point of view, and unjustified criticism in front of others).

The results are fascinating. While neither factor alone predicted depression, the boys with especially rejecting mothers, and a specific form of the dopamine transporter gene were at higher risk for major depression and suicidal ideation.

By the year 2020, anxiety and depression are projected to be the 2nd leading cause of disability worldwide.

How Autism is Effecting the World

How Autism is Effecting the World

September 5, 2019

How Autism is Effecting the World

Aired Thursday, 5 September 2019, 4:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM PST

Pennie and Matthew will be discussing Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which refers to a broad range of conditions characterised by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centres for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States and UK today.

We know that there is not one autism but many sub-types, most influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Because autism is a spectrum disorder, each person with autism has a distinct set of strengths and challenges. The ways in which people with autism learn, think and problem-solve can range from highly skilled to severely challenged. Some people with ASD may require significant support in their daily lives, while others may need less support and in some cases, live entirely independently.

Several factors may influence the development of autism and it is often accompanied by sensory sensitivities and medical issues such as gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, seizures or sleep disorders, as well as mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression and attention issues.

I hope you can join us as we discuss this emotive subject and listen with hope at some of the case histories we will discuss.

Event + Response = Outcome

Event + Response = Outcome

August 29, 2019

Event + Response = Outcome

Aired Thursday, 29 August 2019, 4:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM PST

Pennie and Matthew will be discussing the basic idea that every outcome you experience in life (whether it is success failure, wealth or poverty, health or illness, intimacy or estrangement, joy or frustration) is the result of how you have responded to an earlier event or events in your life. If you don’t like the outcomes you are currently getting, there are two basic choices you can make. Hope you can join us for the show.

Acorn to Oak - Toxic Parents

Acorn to Oak - Toxic Parents

August 22, 2019

Acorn to Oak – Toxic Parents

Aired Thursday, 22 August 2019, 4:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM PST

After last week’s popular show starting a dialog around the “Inner Child” and in response to the questions and feedback Pennie and Matthew will be discussing the role of “Toxic Parents” and overcoming their hurtful legacy and reclaiming your life.

When you were a child… Did your parents tell you; you were bad or worthless? Did your parents use physical pain to discipline you? Did you have to take care of your parents because of their problems? Were you often frightened of your parents? Did your parents do anything to you that had to be kept secret?

Now that you’re an adult… Do your parents still treat you as a child? Do you have intense emotional or physical reactions after spending time with your parents? Do your parents control you with threats or guilt? Do they manipulate you with money? Do you feel that no matter what you do, it’s never good enough for your parents?

Pennie and Matthew will draw on their own experiences, case histories and the real-life voices of adult children of toxic parents to help you free yourself from the frustrating patterns of your relationship with your parents and discover a new world of self-confidence, inner strength and emotional independence.

Discovering and Healing Your Children Within

Discovering and Healing Your Children Within

August 15, 2019

Discovering and Healing Your Children Within

Aired Thursday, 15 August 2019, 4:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM PST

Pennie and Matthew will be discussing the concept of the inner child and give you a brief background on the development of this concept. We will expand this concept from the idea of one inner child to that of many different children within. We will also discuss Acorn to Oak’s six step formula to help you deal with the pain carried by your inner children.

1. Identifying your pain.

2. Researching your pain.

3. Regressing to your pain.

4. Objectifying and interacting with your pain.

5. Grieving and healing your pain.

6. Re-parenting self from a place of empowerment

Hope you can join us for a life changing and inspirational show that will help you gain knowledge and experiences that will literally change your life experience.

When You Awaken Your Heart

When You Awaken Your Heart

August 8, 2019

When You Awaken Your Heart

Aired Thursday, 8 August 2019, 4:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM PST

Thursday Night’s show with Pennie and Matthew will be exploring that when you awaken your heart, you will find to your surprise that your heart is empty. You find that you are looking into outer space.

What are you?

Who are you?

Where is your heart?

If you really look, you won’t find anything tangible or solid… If you search for the awakened heart, if you put your hand through your rib cage and feel for it, there is nothing there but tenderness. You feel sore and soft. and if you open your eyes to the rest of the world, you feel tremendous sadness. This sadness doesn’t come from being mistreated. You don’t feel sad because someone has insulted you or because you feel impoverished. Rather, this experience of sadness is unconditioned.

It occurs because your heart is completely open, exposed. It is the pure raw heart. It is this tender heart of a Warrior that has the power to heal the world.

I hope you can join us for an exploration that truly gets you in touch with your Warrior’s heart.

Your Emotional Bank Account

Your Emotional Bank Account

August 1, 2019

Your Emotional Bank Account – Are you in the Black or Red?

Aired Thursday, 1 August 2019, 4:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM PST

The Emotional Bank Account is a metaphor for the amount of trust in a relationship. Like a financial bank account, it’s something we make deposits into and with-drawls from. Actions such as seeking first to understand, being kind, making and keeping promises and being loyal to the absent increases the balance of trust. Being unkind, breaking promises and gossiping about someone who is absent decreases or even bankrupts the trust in a relationship. So, this week Pennie and Matthew will be joined by a colleague Adam who will be discussing why it’s so important to have a healthy and abundant emotional bank account.

The Vocabulary of Success

The Vocabulary of Success

July 25, 2019

The Vocabulary of Success

Aired Thursday, 25 July 2019, 4:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM PST

Words… They’ve been used to make us laugh and cry. They can wound or heal. They offer us hope or devastation. With words we can make our noblest intentions felt and our deepest desires known.

Through out human history, our greatest leaders and thinkers have used the power of words to transform our emotions, to enlist us in their causes, and shape the course of destiny. Words can not only create emotions, they create actions. And from our actions flow the results of our lives.

However, were you aware that it’s the vibration of the words we choose to use that leads us to success or failure? If you constantly state I want this, and I want that, then you will be left wanting it. If you change that “want” into a preference the you are much more likely too manifest it quickly and easily. Thursday evening show Pennie and Matthew will be discussing the power of words and the “Vocabulary of Success” We hope you can join us. In Divine Friendship Pennie and Matthew.

Completing 3 Impossible Challenges

Completing 3 Impossible Challenges

July 18, 2019

Completing 3 Impossible Challenges

Aired Thursday, 18 July 2019, 4:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM PST

Have you got something on your bucket list that is niggling you to compete? Well, both Pennie and Matthew had it was completing a Fire Walk, so when Pennie found an opportunity to do one… she invited Acorn to Oak’s Team Buffalo to take part in 3 impossible challenges by “Igniting Your Inner Flame”. So during Thursday show we will reveal what they were and with their usual humour and love of the ridiculous Pennie and Matthew will be sharing, discussing their experiences of how to make the impossible possible and the changes in mindset, perception and being that comes from rising to the challenge. Looking forward to sharing with you soon.

If you like a sneak pre-view check out the pictures at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/495870960878955/