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Greeting the Monsters in Your Head with ACT Therapy

Greeting the Monsters in Your Head with ACT Therapy

June 10, 2021

Greeting the Monsters in Your Head with ACT Therapy

Air Date Live Streaming on OMTimes TV 3 June at 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT

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There are many therapies aimed at helping people cope with psychological distress, depression and anxiety and most are aimed at helping sufferers get rid of their bad thoughts and feelings and encouraging good ones.

This week Cracked! The Podcast takes a look at a successful new evidence-based approach that not only helps people make room for their uncomfortable thoughts and feelings, but also helps improve one’s relationships, develop healthier exercise and eating behaviors, cope better with pain or health conditions, and even make positive changes in the world. It’s called acceptance and commitment therapy, otherwise known as ACT

Dr. Diana Hill is a licensed clinical psychologist based in California and Colorado. Dr, Hill studied biopsychology (the physiology and neuroscience of behavior) as a premed student at the University of California Santa Barbara and pursued a PhD in Clinical Psychology at the ~University of Colorado before completing a year-long pre-doctoral internship in 2007 at University of California Davis Counseling and Psychological Services. She is the co-author of The ACT Daily Journal with Dr.Debbie Sorensen, which offers a practical guided 8-week program for integrating the core processes of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT.)

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Lorie Eve Dechar - Supporting Your Emotional, Spiritual & Mental Health

Lorie Eve Dechar - Supporting Your Emotional, Spiritual & Mental Health

May 27, 2021

Lorie Eve Dechar – Supporting Your Emotional, Spiritual & Mental Health

Air Date Live Streaming on OMTimes TV 20 May at 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT

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There are numerous natural aids and solutions to help support our physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. Many date back thousands of years before pharmaceutical drugs were even a consideration. The ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Chinese all believed in the therapeutic and healing properties of plant oils and essences, while numerous references to their value appear in the bible.

Lorie Eve Dechar is an acupuncturist, alchemical healer, artisan of transformation, and author of three books, five spirits, kigo, and The Alchemy of Inner Work: A Guide for turning Illness and Suffering into True Health and Wellbeing.

Her background includes a Masters degree in acupuncture, training in Archetypal Psychology, Gestalt, Focusing-oriented Psychotherapy, and Zen Mindfulness Meditation as well as fifteen years as senior faculty at the tri-state college of acupuncture in New York City. In 2013, with her husband Benjamin Fox, she co-founded A New Possibility, a healing and learning community committed to inner work that leads to outer change.

Lorie Eve Dechar joins Rebecca and Sandie this week to explain how essential oils and flower remedies affect both our psyche and our physical health. She will also demonstrate how applying these to specific acu-points on your body can provide a quick, healthy, and natural alternative solution to alleviating symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression when life gets fraught.

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Dr. Lara Honos-Webb - Supporting Our Kids Through Times of Stress

Dr. Lara Honos-Webb - Supporting Our Kids Through Times of Stress

May 6, 2021

Dr. Lara Honos-Webb – Supporting Our Kids Through Times of Stress, Anxiety, Depression & Emotional Turbulence

Air Date Live Streaming on OMTimes TV 6 May at 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT

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Air Date OMTimes Radio 13 May at 12:00 ET/9:00 PT

Adolescence is a unique and formative time in life as well as a crucial period for developing and maintaining social and emotional habits important for mental well-being. The challenges of being a teenager and raising a teenager are well known. But thanks to Covid 19, those challenges have greatly escalated over the past year. With depression, anxiety, suicide, addictions, and other mental health issues rapidly escalating in children, it’s time to take a look at what we, as parents and caregivers, can do to support and guide our teens and tweens through this difficult time.

Lara Honos-Webb, PhD is a Practicing Clinical Psychologist licensed in California. A family therapist who works with teenagers, she is the author of several books on Attention Deficit Disorder, and is known for her distinctive reframing of mental illnesses that are commonly conceived as detrimental into gifts that offer exceptional strengths.

Dr. Honos-Webb joins Rebecca and Sandie this week to explain how the emerging knowledge of adolescent neural development and the tools shared in her new book, Six Super Skills for Executive Functioning, can help teens learn how to develop their self-confidence, regulate their emotions and mood, improve their focus, enhance their motivation, and bring them the hope, optimism, and skills that lead to immediate relief and improvement, as well as lasting growth to serve a lifetime.

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Dr. Naomi Kehati Bronner - Shock, Trauma and Mental Health Issues

Dr. Naomi Kehati Bronner - Shock, Trauma and Mental Health Issues

April 22, 2021

Dr. Naomi Kehati Bronner – Why Shock & Trauma Are The Ground Zero Of Many Mental Health Issues

Air Date Live Streaming on OMTimes TV 15 April at 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT

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Our mental health is a measure of how strong the relationships in our lives are. Since our sense of wellbeing is linked to our ability to create and sustain healthy connections with other people, having our emotional needs met is as important to our mental wellbeing as oxygen is to our breathing. Not having our needs for safety, trust, or attunement adequately met because of parental neglect, familial abuse, or other traumas can not only create a distortion in how we experience ourselves and others, but also compromise our nervous system’s ability to regulate our feelings.

Clinical Psychologist Dr. Naomi Kehati Bronner, specializes in understanding the dynamics that are at the roots of relationships between people and events that have shaped their perceptions of their self and their world. Dr. Bronner joins me today to explain why our primary relationships in terms of the parenting we received, the family dynamics we grew up with, and the kind of community we were raised will inevitably shape our lives, and how ancestral and developmental trauma are often the ground zero of most mental health issues.

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Robert Whitaker - Magic Bullets

Robert Whitaker - Magic Bullets

April 8, 2021

Robert Whitaker – Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America

Air Date Live Streaming on OMTimes TV 1 April at 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT

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As the media continues to focus attention on the worst pandemic in living memory, there is an altogether different epidemic that has been steadily and relentlessly decimating more and more people’s lives over the last 50 years. Strangely, despite all the highly touted advances science, psychiatry, and the pharmaceutical industry have made in uncovering and treating the biological causes of mental and behavioral disorders this last half-century, the number of disabled mentally ill in the USA and other parts of the world has skyrocketed.

Which begs the question: if we have treatments that effectively address mental health disorders, as is claimed, why has mental illness around the world reached epidemic proportions, when logic says it should have diminished?

Robert Whitaker is an American journalist and author who has won numerous awards as a journalist covering medicine and science, including the George Polk Award for Medical Writing and a National Association for Science Writers’ Award for best magazine article.

In 1998, he co-wrote a series on psychiatric research for the Boston Globe that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. His first book, Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill, was named by Discover magazine as one of the best science books of 2002. Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness won the 2010 Investigative Reporters and Editors book award for best investigative journalism. He is the publisher of madinamerica.com.

Robert Whitaker joins Rebecca and Sandie on Cracked! The Podcast this week to share how the psychiatric establishment in America regularly misled the public about what was known about the biology of mental disorders, the validity of psychiatric diagnoses, and the safety and efficacy of its drugs.

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Elizabeth Stanley - Widen the Window

Elizabeth Stanley - Widen the Window

March 25, 2021

Elizabeth Stanley – Widen the Window: Training Your Brain and Body to Thrive During Stress and Recover from Trauma

Air Date Live Streaming on OMTimes TV 18 March at 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT

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Air Date OMTimes Radio 25 March at 12:00 ET/9:00 PT

If ever someone was born to write a book, that person was trauma survivor Elizabeth A Stanley. And the book was Widen the Window: Training Your Brain and Body to Thrive During Stress and Recover from Trauma.

And the most important things Elizabeth wants readers to know are: One, she has skin in the game, and two, whatever you have experienced, there is a solution to your suffering.

“There’s nothing in Widen the Window that I haven’t grappled within my own mind and body and no tool or concept I teach that hasn’t personally helped me and thousands of other people,” explains Elizabeth. “I’ve experienced a lot of stress and trauma in my life, from childhood abuse and family alcoholism to rape to military deployments (including a near-death experience after I stopped breathing while deployed in Bosnia), to sexual harassment. For many years, I coped by powering through, compartmentalizing, and denying these experiences. My body bore the burden of that denial, which manifested in a range of physical illnesses, depression, and PTSD. It finally took losing my eyesight to see that there’s an easier way.”

Widen the Window grew from Elizabeth’s own healing journey and from teaching the resilience program she created—Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Training (MMFT®), which has been tested through rigorous neuroscience research and published in top-tier science journals. To date, MMFT research has been featured on 60 Minutes, ABC Evening News, NPR, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, and many other media outlets. She has also partnered with Sounds True to create an online version of the MMFT course.

A professor of security studies at Georgetown University, Elizabeth A Stanley is the award-winning author of Paths to Peace and Widen the Window: Training Your Brain and Body to Thrive During Stress and Recover from Trauma.

Dr. Elizabeth Stanley joins Rebecca and Sandie this week to share her story and the tools that she has subsequently taught to thousands in high-stress environments, including corporate leaders, first responders, healthcare workers, diplomats, military service-members, and members of Congress.

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Dawson Church - EFT

Dawson Church - EFT

March 11, 2021

EFT – Retrain Your Brain for Resilience, Creativity & Joy & Reduce Anxiety, Stress and PTS

Air Date Live Streaming on OMTimes TV 4 March at 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT

Air Date OMTimes Radio 11 March at 12:00 ET/9:00 PT

How quickly can you remodel your brain for joy?

Stunning new research shows that “flow” states begin changing your brain within hours. With practice, they remodel key brain regions completely. Stress circuits shrink while happiness circuits grow.

This leads to “Bliss Brain”––a state in which joy is natural. It nurtures the personality traits of patience, compassion, creativity, and love.

This week, legendary researcher Dawson Church explains the neuroscience behind these discoveries, and teaches the 7 simple steps that lead to elevated emotional states.

Dawson Church is an award-winning author and researcher who has edited or authored a number of books in the fields of health, psychology, and spirituality, including The Genie in Your Genes, Mind to Matter: The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality, and Bliss Brain: The Neuroscience of Remodeling Your Brain for Resilience, Creativity, and Joy, which demonstrates that peak mental states rapidly remodel the brain for happiness.

Dawson has conducted dozens of clinical trials and founded the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare (NIIH.org) to promote groundbreaking new treatments. Its largest program, the Veterans Stress Project, has offered free treatment to over 20,000 veterans with PTSD over the past decade. Dawson shares how to apply these health and performance breakthroughs through EFT Universe (EFTUniverse.com), one of the largest alternative medicine sites on the web.

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Michael Gier - Wounded Heroes

Michael Gier - Wounded Heroes

February 25, 2021

Wounded Heroes – The documentary bringing hope to everyone battling PTS

Air Date Live Streaming on OMTimes TV 18 February at 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT

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Every single day between 17 and 22 veterans die by suicide. After learning about this statistic and the serious side effects of overmedicating veterans, California filmmaker, Michael Gier, went on a mission to find successful alternative non-drug treatments that restore lives from the destruction of PTS. “Post-Traumatic Stress among our veterans is a serious problem,” says Gier. “Most are given prescription medications, or drug cocktails as many call them, some of these prescriptions are black labeled with serious side effects.”

In Michael Gier’s Wounded Heroes Documentary due out March 5th, 2021, PTS sufferers are finally getting their voices heard as they speak out about their mistreatment by the healthcare system, the medications that are making them worse, and the amazing new, proven, non-drug therapies that are giving them back their lives.

Join us as we talk about the “Wounded Heroes” documentary film directed/produced by Michael Gier, which follows his three-year journey across the country to find effective alternative treatments and programs that can help anyone battling post-traumatic stress get their lives back.

Michael Gier made a living as an entertainer for most of his life. In 2009 he started Gier Productions, LLC a full-service global production company. Over the years he’s directed/produced hundreds of TV commercials, corporate videos, short films, feature films, and documentaries. His most recent project is “Wounded Heroes” about Veterans, Post-Traumatic Stress, the 20+ per day suicide rate, and the many successful alternative treatments that give anyone battling PTS their lives back.

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Pete Earley - Crazy

Pete Earley - Crazy

February 11, 2021

Pete Earley – Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness

Air Date Live Streaming on OMTimes TV 4 February at 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT

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Former Washington Post reporter Pete Earley had written extensively about the criminal justice system. But it was only when his own son—in the throes of a manic episode—broke into a neighbor’s house that he learned what happens to mentally ill people who break a law.

This is the Earley family’s compelling story, a troubling look at bureaucratic apathy and the countless thousands who suffer confinement instead of care, brutal conditions instead of treatment, in the “revolving doors” between hospital and jail. With mass deinstitutionalization, large numbers of state mental patients are homeless or in jai––an experience little better than the horrors of a century ago. In his Pulitzer prize-nominated book, Crazy – A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness, award-winning journalist and best-selling author, Pete Earley takes us directly into that experience—and into that of a father and award-winning journalist trying to fight for a better way.

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Michael Murray - Breaking Free from Anxiety, Stress and Depression

Michael Murray - Breaking Free from Anxiety, Stress and Depression

January 28, 2021

Natural Approaches to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Stress, and Depression with Michael Murray, ND

Air Date Live Streaming on OMTimes TV 21 January at 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT

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“Within each of us is a tremendous capacity to heal and be well. The power of nature.” —Michael T. Murray, ND

Did you know that saffron, the world’s most expensive spice, is a natural antidepressant agent that has shown efficacy equal to drugs like Zoloft and Prozac, but is much safer?

Or that Berberine can correct brain chemistry in anxiety and PTSD? Or that Omega-3 fatty acids can help improve mood and mental function?

Are you aware that 5-HTP can help boost your serotonin levels, providing a natural way to overcome depression, obesity, and insomnia?

Or that probiotics may prevent ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders? Or that undiagnosed food allergies can cause mental confusion, personality changes, hyperactivity, anxiety, insomnia, and depression.

In his latest book, The Longevity Matrix, Dr. Micahel Murray not only provides a valuable and comprehensive blueprint for achieving health, vitality, and longevity, but also offers a wealth of scientific research on natural approaches to achieving optimal physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Michael Murray ND is one of the world’s leading authorities on natural medicine. A graduate and former faculty member of Bastyr University in Seattle, where he also serves on the board of Regents, Dr. Murray has literally written the Textbook of Natural Medicine for Healthcare Practitioners as well as The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine for the lay public. Dr. Murray has dedicated his life to educating physicians, patients, and the general public on the tremendous healing power of nature. In addition to his books, which have cumulative sales of over six million copies, he has written thousands of articles, appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs, and lectured to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.

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