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Being a human today is more exhausting than it’s ever been because perfection remains the standard for success.

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Being a human today is more exhausting than it’s ever been because perfection remains the standard for success.

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Encore Forge Your Future Through Community Connection with Gina Schreck

7/9/2024
In this episode of Get Unstuck. Move Forward with Your Life., host Jason Hopcus sits down with the dynamic Gina Schreck, Founder/CEO at The Village Work, Wellness, & Event Center, to explore the transformative power of community. Gina wears many hats – from author and speaker to wife, mother of four, investor, and philanthropist – and she brings a wealth of experience to the conversation. Together, Jason and Gina delve into the profound impact of building and embracing community both professionally and personally. Join us as Gina shares her insights on how cultivating strong connections can propel you forward, offering valuable strategies for nurturing meaningful relationships in all aspects of life. Whether you're seeking to advance your career, strengthen your personal relationships, or make a positive impact in your community, this episode will inspire you to harness the power of community to unlock your full potential. Tune in and discover how embracing community can be your key to progress!

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The Power of Rapid Resolution Therapy with Heather Reynolds

7/2/2024
In this episode of Get Unstuck Radio, host, Jason Hopcus is joined by Heather Reynolds, a dedicated counselor with over 20 years of experience. Heather's journey in the field has been marked by her relentless pursuit of effective healing practices. Initially practicing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and becoming a Certified Hypnotherapist, Heather felt the need for more impactful results. In 2012, she discovered Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT), a turning point that revolutionized her practice. Now, as a Certified Rapid Resolution Therapy Specialist, she helps clients achieve quick and painless transformations. Heather also co-leads a study at the University of Colorado Denver on RRT's efficacy in treating sexual assault survivors and travels nationwide to teach other mental health professionals about this method. Currently, she serves as the Trauma Specialist for the University of Colorado Denver Counseling Center and maintains a private practice. Join us as we delve into Heather's inspiring journey, the transformative power of RRT, and the significant impact of her work on clients and fellow professionals alike.

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Transforming Trauma into Triumph with Jason Shiers

6/25/2024
Welcome to Get Unstuck Radio! Today, we welcome Jason Shiers, a Certified Psychotherapist and Transformative Coach. Jason’s story is one of profound transformation. Diagnosed at 10 and forced onto medication, Jason turned to heroin by 13 and faced imprisonment by 20. Despite getting clean through a 12-step program, he continued to struggle until a life-changing awakening seven years ago reshaped his approach to recovery. In This Episode, We Discuss: - Early Struggles and Diagnosis: How Jason’s early experiences influenced his journey toward self-connection. - The Turning Point: The awakening that transformed his approach to recovery. - Non-Pathologizing Framework: How his history informs his therapeutic approach. - Helping Others as Healing: How Jason now effectively guides others post-addiction. - Building Connection Through Trauma and Recovery: Essential insights and practices for maintaining self-connection during recovery. - Awakening and Transformation: The nature of Jason’s awakening and its impact on his work. Join us for an inspiring conversation on human resilience and the transformative power of connection. Tune in now to start your journey toward getting unstuck and moving forward with your life!

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Encore Rising Above: Embracing the Upside of Anger and Grief with Scott

6/18/2024
In this episode of Get Unstuck Radio, we delve into the transformative power of addressing grief and anger with our special guest, Scott Lee. Scott's journey from serving as a pilot in the United States Air Force to becoming a counselor specializing in addiction recovery, anger, and grief coaching, provides a unique perspective on the significance of these emotions in our lives. - Understanding the Significance: Scott explains why addressing grief and anger is crucial, drawing from his extensive experience conducting workshops focused on these emotions. - Impact on Well-being: Learn how unresolved anger and grief affect mental and emotional health, and debunk common misconceptions about managing these complex emotions. - Practical Techniques: Scott shares proven techniques and exercises from his workshop to help individuals reduce or eliminate waves of anger and grief, offering invaluable insights for listeners. - Overcoming Challenges: Discover common obstacles individuals face when healing from grief and anger, and how Scott navigates them through his compassionate approach. - Supportive Environments: Explore the benefits of attending workshops like Scott's, whether in person or virtually, in providing a safe space for processing and overcoming experiences of grief and anger. - Everyday Benefits: Learn how the skills and tools acquired in Scott's workshop translate into tangible benefits for participants, both personally and professionally, empowering them to navigate life's challenges with resilience and strength. Tune in to this inspiring episode as we uncover the upside of anger and grief, and discover how to move forward with purpose and healing.

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Encore Get Unstuck: Healing from the Root Cause that Holds You Back

6/11/2024
Welcome to Get Unstuck. Move Forward with Your Life., where host, Jason Hopcus explores the pathways to personal healing and growth. In this episode, we're joined by Dr. Danica Harris, a therapist, coach, and Somatic Experiencing practitioner. Dr. Harris is the empathic voice behind @theempoweredtherapist on Instagram and co-owner of Empowered Healing Dallas. Danica shares her passion for body-based healing and guides complex trauma survivors to soften towards themselves. Through healing retreats, somatic coaching, and events for healers, both virtually and in-person in Dallas, TX, she helps individuals create a gentleness practice to reconnect with themselves. We delve into the depths of therapy and root cause healing with Dr. Harris. Dr. Harris discusses common misconceptions about cognitive therapy and how it differs from addressing root cause issues. She explains how she identifies the root cause of a client's persistent challenges or patterns of behavior in therapy. Drawing from her experience, Dr. Harris elaborates on how past experiences and trauma contribute to perpetuating cognitive patterns, and she explores how addressing these root causes facilitates deeper healing. She also shares effective therapeutic approaches and techniques for exploring and addressing root cause issues beyond cognitive therapy. Dr. Harris illustrates these concepts with real-life examples, showcasing how shifting the focus to the root cause can impact a client's progress in therapy. Through these discussions, we gain insight into the transformative power of uncovering the root cause and its impact on a client's mental health journey. Join us as we discover the power of embodied healing and finding our way back home to ourselves. Tune in to Get Unstuck Radio with Dr. Danica Harris.

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Aging with Intention: Finding Purpose and Fulfillment

6/4/2024
In this enlightening episode of Get Unstuck Radio, host Jason Hopcus welcomes Kelly O’Connor, a TEDx speaker and award-winning elder rights advocate, to discuss the transformative concept of aging with intention. Kelly, with her extensive background in elder care and her role as a Legacy Life Coach, shares her insights on how seniors can find new meaning and purpose in their later years. Kelly's expertise is unparalleled, with a master's degree in Spiritual Psychology, a Professional Advancement Certification in Gerontology, and certifications as a Senior Advisor and Dementia Practitioner. Currently serving as the editor for the CSA Journal, Kelly is at the forefront of advocating for the rights and well-being of older adults. In this episode, we explore: * Aging with Intention: What does it mean and why is it crucial for the senior population? * Common Misconceptions: Addressing and debunking myths about aging. * Cultivating Purpose: How seniors can find fulfillment and a sense of purpose as they age. * The Role of Physical Activity: Practical tips for incorporating exercise into daily life. * Mental and Emotional Well-being: Recommended practices for maintaining cognitive health and emotional resilience. * Technology's Role: How advancements in technology can support intentional aging. * Combating Social Isolation: Strategies for enhancing social connections among older adults. * Financial Security: Essential advice for financial planning in later years. * Supporting Autonomy: How families and caregivers can help seniors age with intention while respecting their independence. Kelly also shares inspiring stories of seniors who have embraced aging with intention, demonstrating how they have thrived in their later years. Whether you're a senior looking to enrich your life or a caregiver seeking to support a loved one, this episode offers invaluable insights and practical advice to help you move forward with purpose and confidence. Tune in to discover how you can make the most of your golden years with intention and joy.

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Struggle to Service: Trace Terrell's Hopeful Journey

5/28/2024
In 'Struggle to Service: Trace Terrell's Hopeful Journey,' hosts Jason Hopcus and Amy Staley, LCSW engage in a transformative conversation with mental health activist Trace Terrell. From facing mental health struggle in his teens to emerging as a force for positive change, Trace shares his inspiring journey. Explore how Trace's early struggles led him to volunteer on a youth crisis line at 14, unveiling broader public health issues affecting countless young people globally. Trace discusses his influential roles in initiatives like Mental Health America's Youth Policy Accelerator and advising projects for A.S.K., MTV, and Active Minds. As a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University studying public health, Trace actively shapes the future of mental health policy. Join us for a conversation filled with hope and inspiration as Trace shares how he transformed personal challenges into a mission for positive change. Whether you're a parent, youth, or passionate about mental health, this episode offers valuable insights. Don't miss this transformative journey towards empowerment and change.

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Finding Balance: Navigating Family and Career with Shara Ruffin

5/21/2024
In this episode of Get Unstuck. Move Forward with Your Life., host, Jason Hopcus, sits down with Shara Ruffin, an independently licensed clinical social worker and former psychotherapist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With a wealth of experience and a passion for helping others, Shara delves into the intricacies of finding equilibrium in the modern world, particularly when juggling familial obligations and professional endeavors. Drawing from her background in grief, personality disorders, family trauma, and more, Shara provides invaluable insights into the challenges individuals face when striving to strike a balance between family life and career aspirations. From defining the elusive concept of balance to offering practical strategies for maintaining harmony, Shara offers guidance rooted in both expertise and empathy. Listeners will gain a deeper understanding of the common issues that arise when navigating the intersection of family commitments and entrepreneurship or career advancement. Shara explores the role of mindfulness meditation, self-care practices, and the importance of prioritizing well-being amidst competing priorities. Through thoughtful reflection on her own journey, Shara shares personal lessons learned about maintaining a healthy balance between family and business, offering actionable advice for those feeling overwhelmed by the demands of modern life. Tune in to discover how to regain control, find equilibrium, and thrive in both personal and professional spheres.

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Unveiling Resilience: A Teen's Triumph Over Mental Health

5/14/2024
Dive into a world of strength, triumph, and resilience in our latest episode of Nobody's Perfect with the incredible Sadie Sutton, host of the renowned podcast She Persisted. Episode Highlights: ? Personal Triumph: Witness Sadie's courageous journey from the depths of severe depression and anxiety at 13 to emerging as a beacon of hope for teens around the world. ? DBT Demystified: Gain insights into the transformative power of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and how it became a game-changer in Sadie's recovery. ? Parent-Youth Connection: Practical advice on fostering open communication and understanding between parents and teens in the realm of mental health. ? Podcasting Alchemy: Explore how Sadie seamlessly blends personal experiences with her psychology studies, creating a space where vulnerability meets academic knowledge.

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Navigating LGBTQ+ Challenges: Healing, Acceptance, and Empowermen

5/7/2024
In this episode of Get Unstuck. Move Forward with Your Life., host, Jason Hopcus delves into the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community with the expert guidance of Dr. Denzel Wilson, a postdoctoral therapist specializing in LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy. From navigating the complexities of coming out and building self-acceptance to fostering resilience in the face of societal pressures, Dr. Wilson offers invaluable insights and strategies for healing and empowerment. Tune in as we explore the journey of self-discovery, affirming relationships, and building a more inclusive future for all.

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Stepping Stones to Success: Empowering Youth Through Employment

4/30/2024
Join hosts Jason Hopcus as he dives into a compelling discussion with esteemed guest expert, Dr. Tiffany Cron, about the profound impact of youth employment on confidence, self-esteem, and long-term personal development. In this episode, we explore the transformative power of work experiences for young individuals, shedding light on how part-time jobs, internships, or apprentice opportunities serve as crucial stepping stones toward a brighter future. Dr. Cron provides valuable insights into the skills and resilience youth can gain through meaningful employment. Parents play a pivotal role in shaping their teens future. Discover practical tips and strategies on how to initiate and navigate conversations that help teens identify their passions and align them with suitable work opportunities. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of the value of work in shaping the next generation's leaders, and learn how fostering a supportive environment at home can be a game-changer in building the confidence and self-esteem of our youth. Because, after all, nobody's perfect, but everyone has the potential for greatness.

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Supporting Youth Struggling with Substances

4/16/2024
When substance use/misuse derails an adolescent’s path, parents can feel helpless about getting their child’s life back in order. Youth can feel unseen and misunderstood about their experience. The latest @nobodysperfectcommunity episode, Jason Hopcus and Amy Staley talk to Sam Wilson, coordinator of the adolescent support group at Full Circle Program, about the practical steps parents can take to aid their teen’s recovery journey. Sam shares realistic advice on setting boundaries, building trust through honesty, establishing new routines, getting help for the whole family, and more. He stresses that while the road ahead involves work for everyone, small consistent actions of care and accountability make all the difference in helping teens regain self-confidence and responsibility. Tune in for compassionate wisdom that can inspire hope and gradual progress.

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Building Youth Confidence with Body Positivity & Healthy Eating

4/2/2024
In this empowering episode of @NobodysPerfectCommunity hosts Jason Hopcus and Amy Staley join forces with licensed social worker Llyndsey Reese to shed light on a crucial topic: Youth and the Journey to Body Positivity. Tune in as Llyndsey shares uplifting insights for parents, offering guidance on identifying signs of potential challenges with body image and disordered eating habits in youth. Discover ways to foster empathetic, judgment-free conversations with your child and gain practical tips on promoting a healthy mindset. Join us for a positive and informative discussion that encourages open communication, self-love, and stronger connections with food and body image. Don't miss out on the tools to make a lasting impact on your child's well-being – it's time to embrace a brighter, body-positive future together!

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Pain Relief Unlocked: Dr. Brent Lockett's Trailblazing Approach

3/26/2024
Today on Get Unstuck. Move Forward with Your Life, host, Jason Hopcus, is joined by Dr. Brent Lockett, a trailblazing Osteopractic Physical Therapist with a mission to redefine patient care. With a solid foundation in biology and extensive training in physical therapy, including a Doctorate and specialized diploma, Brent's journey was sparked by his own experience as an injured athlete. Witnessing the opioid crisis firsthand ignited Brent's passion to offer an alternative to medication dependency and unnecessary surgeries. Through a mind/body approach, he emphasizes movement, assessment, and patient empowerment. In this episode, we'll discuss: Brent's unique practice philosophy. The branding problem in physical therapy. The impact of direct access on patient care in Texas. Brent's advocacy for liberating patients from pain medication reliance. The distinctions between osteopractic and traditional physical therapy. Join us as we delve into the transformative work of Dr. Brent Lockett. Let's Get Unstuck! ??

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Unlocking Your Child’s Potential with School Partnerships

3/19/2024
When your child starts to falter at school, it can be a setback. You want to swoop in and fix their problems, but you can’t do it alone. This uplifting episode of Nobody’s Perfect reveals how to join forces with your child’s school to empower them to overcome obstacles and reclaim their inner spark. Join compassionate hosts Jason Hopcus and Amy Staley, LCSW as they have a heartening discussion with esteemed school psychologist and Director of Mental health for a large school district, Dr. Stephanie Crawford-Goetz. You’ll gain insights on nurturing, practical strategies to connect with teachers, counselors, and administrators so they become allies in ushering your child into their highest potential. Let this show renew your hope and equip you to spot early warning signs, collaborate to drive change, and unlock the right academic and emotional support to see your child thrive. With the unwavering guidance in this episode, you can build an unstoppable partnership with your school and transform struggle into strength. Your child’s inner light is waiting to be rekindled.

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Navigating the Complexities of Youth Mental Health

3/5/2024
In Episode 2 of Nobody's Perfect, hosts Jason Hopcus and Amy Staley, LCSW, tackle the universal struggle parents face: the pressure to have all the answers on their children's mental health journey. Join special guest Jayme Harker, MSW, and mom of 5, as she skillfully shares essential strategies for parents to be more present, vulnerable, and emotionally resilient. Gain valuable insights on navigating parenting and mental health challenges in today's complex world.

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Welcome to Nobody's Perfect with Jason Hopcus & Amy Staley, LCSW

2/27/2024
Welcome to Episode 1 of Nobody's Perfect, the podcast that's here to support, inspire, and empower youth and families. Brought to you by the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Arapahoe/Douglas Counties, and we're breaking down stigma and offering solutions to the mental health and well-being challenges we all face. In this inaugural episode, hosts, Jason Hopcus and Amy Staley, LCSW dive into the heart and soul of Nobody's Perfect. They share why this podcast exists and what you can expect in the upcoming episodes. At Nobody's Perfect, we don't chase appearances, expectations, or perfection. Our focus is on creating a safe space for authentic, inspirational conversations. Our mission? Harness the power of shared storytelling to provide you with resources rooted in compassion, emotional resilience, and hope. In each episode, you'll hear from fearless experts, community advocates, leaders, parents, and supporters of youth who've chosen to speak up. They remind us that, despite life's challenges, everyone deserves to be seen, heard, and valued. Our discussions aim to bridge the gap between youth and their families, helping them talk about the mental health challenges that often go unspoken. Throughout the series, we'll explore a wide range of topics, from depression, anxiety, and substance abuse to eating disorders, bullying, gender identity, and school violence. Our guest experts will introduce innovative approaches to navigate these everyday challenges and provide you with valuable support resources. Join us every other week as we come together to embrace the shared human experience. Through respect, empathy, and meaningful action, we're making a bigger impact. Remember, Nobody's Perfect because perfection isn't real. Your story is.

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Encore Building Chosen Family: Forge the Connections Your Heart Desires

2/20/2024
We all have a fundamental human need to feel connected and a sense that we belong. For some, biological relatives can fail to fulfill those relational needs. Join coach Pearl Lewis in conversation with host Jason Hopcus, as they explore the power of chosen families we create. Pearl shares inspiring stories from her practice guiding clients toward finding and building the meaningful familial relationships they crave. Listen in as Pearl and Jason tackle topics including identifying who can best provide that emotional intimacy for you, transitioning friends into family, establishing boundaries, overcoming outsider judgment of “unconventional” bonds, and embracing the personal growth possible through the scouting out new family ties outside bloodlines. Leave equipped to reflect on your current support network as Pearl offers a refreshing perspective sure to give you courage and tools to move forward with creating a chosen circle that helps you feel at home in your day to day life.

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Transforming Health: Navigating Wellness Beyond Traditional Care

2/13/2024
Tune in to the latest Get Unstuck. Move Forward with Your Life. radio show episode featuring Dr. Heather Evans, a visionary in the field of health and wellness. With over two decades of experience in medical massage and chiropractic care, Dr. Evans is revolutionizing the way we approach health at every stage of life. As the Founder and Managing Partner of The Health Collective, Dr. Evans has created a one-stop destination where seasoned health Practitioners come together to shape the future of holistic care. In this innovative space, Practitioners collaborate, exchange knowledge, and center their efforts on advancing the health and wellbeing of their clients. Join host, Jason Hopcus, as Dr. Evans shares her transformative vision for guiding individuals through recovery, aging, chronic conditions, surgery recovery, and sustaining wellness. Through The Health Collective, she seamlessly connects clients with specialized Practitioners in a unified destination, delivering a holistic and empowering approach to health. Don't miss this inspiring conversation on prioritizing health, longevity, and seeking wellness care beyond traditional healthcare and insurance coverage. Tune in and embark on a journey towards holistic wellness with Dr. Heather Evans.

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Encore From Tragedy to Triumph: A Columbine Survivor's Journey

2/6/2024
Our guest this week, Amy Staley, is a licensed clinical social worker and survivor of the Columbine High School mass shooting. She shares her incredible story of living through unthinkable trauma and how she found meaning, resilience, and purpose in helping others heal. Learn about her path to becoming a social worker, how she practices self-care while supporting others, and the lessons she's learned about the human capacity for recovery. She offers wisdom and perspective to others who seek to heal from trauma. Join us for an uplifting, thoughtful conversation about transforming pain into purpose and moving forward after life-altering tragedy.

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