Ep 18: Appetite Awareness Training with Dr. Linda Craighead

DO YOU OVEREAT, CHRONICALLY DIET, OR FEEL LOSS OF CONTROL OVER FOOD?

HAVE YOU LOST CONNECTION WITH YOUR BODY'S INTERNAL SIGNALS OF HUNGER AND FULLNESS?

DO YOU WANT TO EAT AS NATURALLY AS YOU DID AS A CHILD?

THEN LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE WITH DR. LINDA CRAIGHEAD ABOUT APPETITE AWARENESS TRAINING!

Appetite Awareness Training (AAT) is a method of self monitoring developed by Dr. Linda Craighead to teach individuals how to tune into internal signals of hunger and fullness and use this heightened awareness to make conscious decisions about eating. Unlike dieting or monitoring calories/food, which increase preoccupation with food, AAT teaches you how to use your appetite cues and mindful eating to reestablish a normal relationship with food.

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Ep 17: Sports Psychology

WHAT IS SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY AND HOW DOES A SPORTS PSYCHOLOGIST WORK WITH ATHLETES?

WHAT UNIQUE PROBLEMS ARISE IN ATHLETES, AND HOW DOES A SPORTS PSYCHOLOGIST ADDRESS THEM?

IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN ALL ABOUT SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY FROM PERFORMANCE EXPERT DR. ELIZABETH BOYER.

Sports psychology, broadly known as performance psychology, addresses issues around optimal performance, developmental and social aspects of sports participation, and systemic dynamics in teams. In this episode Dr. Elizabeth Boyer of Northwest Performance Psychology will define sports psychology, answer questions about confidentiality and team dynamics, discuss the impact of injury on athlete's mental health, and explore the development and treatment of eating disorders in athletes.

In this episode, you will learn:

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Ep 16: Embodiment (Part 2)

ARE YOU IN YOUR BODY?

DO YOU WONDER WHAT IT MEANS TO BE "EMBODIED" AND HOW IT IS LINKED TO YOUR MENTAL HEALTH?

ARE YOU READY FOR AN EXPERIENTIAL EPISODE WHERE YOU CAN PRACTICE EMBODIMENT RIGHT NOW?

THEN GRAB YOUR BODY AND JOIN US!

Much of our day is spent processing our external world and ignoring the sometimes wild and sometimes subtle internal world. In this episode Dr. Diana Hill and Dr. Debbie Sorensen will continue to explore the concept of embodiment--awareness of your body from the inside. We will draw from the lessons of Dr. Bo Forbes and Katy Bowman to experience how entering our bodies can support mental wellbeing and psychological flexibility. Dr. Hill will guide Debbie Sorensen (and YOU!) in experiential exercises to explore embodied awareness. 

In this episode you will EXPERIENCE:

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Ep 15: Embodiment (Part 1)

ARE YOU IN YOUR BODY?

DO YOU WONDER WHAT IT MEANS TO BE "EMBODIED" AND HOW IT IS LINKED TO YOUR MENTAL HEALTH?

ARE YOU READY FOR AN EXPERIENTIAL EPISODE WHERE YOU CAN PRACTICE EMBODIMENT RIGHT NOW?

THEN GRAB YOUR BODY AND JOIN US!

Much of our day is spent processing our external world and ignoring the sometimes wild and sometimes subtle internal world. In this episode Dr. Diana Hill and Dr. Debbie Sorensen explore the concept of embodiment--awareness of your body from the inside. We will draw from  the lessons of Dr. Bo Forbes and Katy Bowman to explore how entering our bodies can support mental wellbeing and psychological flexibility. Dr. Hill will guide Debbie Sorensen (and YOU!) in experiential exercises to explore embodied awareness. 

In this episode you will learn:

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Ep 14: Mindful Parenting

WHAT IS MINDFUL PARENTING? 

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE STRATEGIES AND RITUALS TO SUPPORT MINDFUL PARENTING?

WHAT DOES THE RESEARCH SAY ABOUT MINDFUL PARENTING'S EFFECTIVENESS?

JOIN US FOR A PRACTICAL AND THEORETICAL CONVERSATION ABOUT PARENTING WITH CONSCIOUS AWARENESS.

There are diverse ways to be an effective parent. In this episode Dr. Rae Littlewood and Dr. Diana Hill discuss Parenting with Mindfulness and Awareness.

Dr. Littlewood explores 5 dimensions of Mindful Parenting:

  1. Listening with full attention
  2. Nonjudgmental acceptance of self and child
  3. Emotional awareness of self and child
  4. Self-regulation of the parenting relationship
  5. Compassion for self and child
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Ep 13: Healthy Aging and the Brain

ARE YOU WONDERING HOW YOUR BRAIN WILL CHANGE AS YOU AGE?

DO YOU WANT TO TAKE STEPS NOW TO KEEP YOUR BRAIN HEALTHY AS LONG AS POSSIBLE?

ARE "BRAIN GAMES" WORTH THE TIME AND MONEY?

WE'RE HERE WITH RESEARCH-BASED TIPS ABOUT STAYING SHARP AND HEALTHY AS YOU AGE!

In this episode, Dr. Debbie Sorensen and Dr. Rae Littlewood discuss aging, the brain, and the mind. They explore recent psychology research about whether “brain games” are an effective way to boost brain power, and offer tips for what you can do now that might help preserve cognitive functioning as much as possible into later life.

In this episode you will learn:

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Ep 12: Annual Life Review

DO YOU MAKE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS THAT FEEL LIKE YET ANOTHER TO-DO LIST?

DO YOU TEND TO FOCUS MOSTLY ON GOALS AND THE BIG ACHIEVEMENTS THIS TIME OF YEAR?

DO YOU WANT TO REFLECT BACK ON THE PAST YEAR IN A MORE MEANINGFUL, SELF-COMPASSIONATE WAY?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SLOW DOWN AND BE MORE CONTENT IN YOUR DAILY LIFE?

Many people take time to reflect when a new year starts. But sometimes New Year’s resolutions can be a set-up for more self-criticism and longer to-do lists. In this episode, Dr. Rae Littlewood and Dr. Debbie Sorensen discuss a process for reflecting on the past year that will help you to move from self-evaluation and criticism toward contentment. Looking more closely at moments of contentment, relishing success, and cultivating compassion are strategies that can help you to clarify your values and choose where to focus your attention in 2017. 

In this episode you will learn:

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Ep 11: Flourish in the New Year (Part 2)

DO YOU WANT TO TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH IN THE NEW YEAR?

ARE YOU LONGING FOR A MORE MEANINGFUL, ENGAGED, AND CONNECTED LIFE?

ARE YOU READY TO MOVE FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING?

THEN JOIN US FOR PART 2 OF OUR 2 PART SERIES ON FLOURISHING!

Recently the field of psychology has been shifting away from medical models of pathology toward models of wellbeing. Positive psychology researcher Dr. Barbara Fredrickson defines "flourishing" as living "within an optimal range of human functioning, one that connotes goodness, growth, and resilience." In Part 2 of Flourishing, Drs. Diana Hill and Debbie Sorensen will continue with the last 4 principles of Flourishing: 

4. Promote sleep

5. Generate self-compassion

6. Practice social connection over social comparison

7. Embodiment in the Present Moment

In this episode you will learn:

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Ep 10: Flourish In the New Year (Part 1)

DO YOU WANT TO TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH IN THE NEW YEAR?

ARE YOU LONGING FOR A MORE MEANINGFUL, ENGAGED, AND CONNECTED LIFE?

ARE YOU READY TO STOP LANGUISHING AND START FLOURISHING?

THEN JOIN US FOR OUR 2 PART SERIES ON FLOURISHING!

Recently the field of psychology has been shifting away from medical models of pathology toward models of wellbeing. Positive psychology researcher Dr. Barbara Fredrickson defines "flourishing" as living "within an optimal range of human functioning, one that connotes goodness, growth, and resilience." In this episode, Drs. Diana Hill and Debbie Sorensen will outline 3 of 7 principles for flourishing:

1. Live by your values

2. Hold your thoughts lightly

3. Eat and Move nutritiously

Next week we will explore the remaining 4 principles for flourishing:

4. Promote sleep

5. Generate self-compassion

6. Practice social connection over social comparison

7. Embodiment in the Present Moment

In this episode you will learn:

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EP 9: Children's Emotions: Understanding and Responding to Your Child's Feelings

ARE YOU UNSURE OF HOW TO RESPOND TO A CHILD OR TEENAGER’S EMOTIONAL EXTREMES?

DO YOU REACT TO YOUR CHILD OR TEENAGER’S EMOTIONS IN WAYS THAT ARE NOT HELPFUL?

DO YOU WANT TIPS FOR HOW TO FOSTER EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN YOUR CHILD?

BEING A PARENT CAN BE A CHALLENGE, AND WE’RE HERE TO HELP!

In this episode, Dr. Debbie Sorensen and Dr. Diana Hill explore how children and teenagers are different from adults in terms of emotional development. We discuss some techniques, drawn from neuroscience and parenting research, that can help parents and caregivers respond to children’s emotions in ways that foster Emotional Intelligence. And we discuss ways to slow down in the moment and respond to children from a place of values and wisdom.

In this episode you will learn:

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Ep 8: Mind Body Baby with Ann Bracken

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW TO APPLY THE LATEST TECHNIQUES FOR SELF-CARE IN COPING WITH INFERTILITY?

WHAT IS THE PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT OF INFERTILITY AND INFERTILITY TREATMENT?

HOW DO YOU NAVIGATE RELATIONSHIPS ALONG THE INFERTILITY JOURNEY?

In this episode, Dr. Rae Littlewood interviews Ann Bracken, author of the book Mind, Body, Baby: How to Overcome Stress and Enhance Your Fertility with CBT, Mindfulness, and Good Nutrition. With an approach that puts mind body health at the heart of fertility, this easy-to-follow guide provides clear strategies to overcome emotional stress, improve relationships, communicate with fertility consultants, and support individual and couple wellbeing. We discuss how mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills can be used to reduce the stress and anxiety associated with fertility problems and to improve communication and support for the individual and the couple on the fertility journey.

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Ep 7: Insomnia: Strategies to Stop Struggling with Sleep

DO YOU STRUGGLE WITH FALLING ASLEEP AND STAYING ASLEEP?

ARE YOU CURIOUS HOW INSOMNIA DEVELOPS?

DO YOU WONDER WHAT YOU SHOULD DO WHEN YOU WAKE IN THE NIGHT?

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING EVIDENCE-BASED STRATEGIES THAT WORK FOR INSOMNIA, THEN THIS EPISODE IS FOR YOU!

In this episode, Dr. Diana Hill interviews Dr. Alisha Brosse, who co-authored the book End the Insomnia Struggle: A Step by Step Guide to Get to Sleep and Stay Asleep with Dr. Colleen Ehrnstrom. Dr. Brosse is a specialist in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, which is considered the best treatment for chronic insomnia. Dr. Brosse is also the Associate Director of the Robert D. Sutherland Center for the Evaluation and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder, provides evidence-based treatment for a variety of mental health concerns and offers trainings for mental health professionals.

In this episode you will learn:

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EP 6: Holiday Stress with Dr. Stephanie Smith

DO YOU FEEL FRANTIC AND FRENZIED DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON?

DOES YOUR INNER MARTHA STEWART TEND TO SHOW UP THIS TIME OF YEAR?

DO YOU DREAD FAMILY HOLIDAY GATHERINGS OR YOUR JANUARY CREDIT CARD BILL?

‘Tis the season to discuss something that has become pervasive in our society this time of year: Holiday Stress. Join us to hear Debbie interview psychologist Dr. Stephanie Smith about this topic, and learn some helpful tips for how to manage holiday stress and enjoy the season!

In this episode you will learn:

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EP 5: From Awareness to Action: Behavior Change (Part 2)

ARE THERE BEHAVIOR PATTERNS YOU STRUGGLE WITH CHANGING?

DO YOU EVER CATCH YOURSELF DOING UNHEALTHY THINGS ON “AUTOPILOT?”

DO YOU EVER SABOTAGE YOUR OWN EFFORTS TO CHANGE SOMETHING IN YOUR LIFE?

In this episode, we take another look at behavior change, this time Dr. Debbie Sorensen and Dr. Diana Hill will focus on awareness training, the role of thoughts and emotions in changing behaviors, and how to think like a behavioral psychologist!

In this episode you will learn:

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EP 4: Habits: The Science of Behavior Change (Part 1)

DO YOU HAVE BEHAVIORS YOU WANT TO INCREASE OR DECREASE?

DO YOU START OFF STRONG, BUT THEN GIVE UP ON MAKING CHANGES IN YOUR LIFE?

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR CONCRETE STRATEGIES TO MAINTAIN YOUR EFFORTS IN HEALTHIER LIVING, RELATIONSHIPS AND WORK?

JOIN US!

In this episode of Psychologists Off The Clock, Drs. Diana Hill and Debbie Sorensen discuss how willpower is not a useful tool in behavior change, how to use values to guide your behaviors, and strategies to establish "tiny habits" that you can maintain long term.

In this episode you will learn:

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EP 3: The Science of Self-Compassion

DO YOU HAVE A HARSH INNER CRITIC?

DO YOU BLAME YOURSELF FOR YOUR STRUGGLES?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO DEVELOP A KINDER RELATIONSHIP WITH YOURSELF?

THEN THIS EPISODE IS FOR YOU!

Self-compassion is an emerging field of research in clinical psychology. Individuals who are kind to themselves in the face of struggle are less likely to struggle with psychopathology such as depression and anxiety and more likely to feel socially connected. In this episode, Drs. Diana Hill and Rae Littleton will discuss the science and practice of self-compassion.

In this episode, you will learn:

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EP 2: Hygge-Happiness and the Danish Art of Cozy Connection

ARE YOU CURIOUS WHY SCANDINAVIAN CULTURES ARE SO HAPPY?

ARE YOU CRAVING MORE COZY CONNECTION IN YOUR HOME?

DO YOU WANT TO SLOW DOWN AND SAVOR YOUR RELATIONSHIPS? 

JOIN US!

According to the World Happiness Report, people in Denmark are unusually high on ratings of happiness and wellbeing. And they also happen to be obsessed with the concept of “Hygge,” which roughly translates to an atmosphere of coziness and interpersonal connection. Is this a coincidence, or is Hygge the secret key to contentment? Light a few candles, grab a cup of hot tea, and cozy in for this episode of Psychologists Off The Clock!

In this episode, you will learn: 

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