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BariAftercare: The Podcast

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Welcome to BariAftercare: The Podcast, where weight loss surgery patients learn healthy coping skills for dealing with the emotional and psychological issues related to living an amazing post-op life. Learn to avoid regain and how to lose post-op regain! Hosted by Dr. Connie Stapleton, a licensed psychologist with many years of experience sharing practical skills for improving your post-op relationships: with food, with other people and most importantly, the relationship you have with yourself! Be sure to check out the entire BariAftercare program for successful post-op living at www.bariaftercare.com.

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United States

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Welcome to BariAftercare: The Podcast, where weight loss surgery patients learn healthy coping skills for dealing with the emotional and psychological issues related to living an amazing post-op life. Learn to avoid regain and how to lose post-op regain! Hosted by Dr. Connie Stapleton, a licensed psychologist with many years of experience sharing practical skills for improving your post-op relationships: with food, with other people and most importantly, the relationship you have with yourself! Be sure to check out the entire BariAftercare program for successful post-op living at www.bariaftercare.com.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 165: Are You Making Your Health and Wellness a Priority?

2/28/2024
IS your health and IS your overall wellness a priority in your life? Well… how can one know!? I’ll tell you! When I look at your lifestyle, the choices you make, the values you live by, the significance that your health plays in your life… I know. And so do others… by seeing how you treat yourself and how you take care of yourself… or not. And if you’re willing to be honest with yourself, you know the truth about whether or not you are prioritizing your health and wellness. In this episode, I ask some tough questions so you can assess how much of a priority health and wellness are in your life. If you’re talking the talk, but not walking the walk, then is your health NOT actually a priority OR is a lack of self-worth an obstacle? I also invite you to a FREE online Chat with Laura Preston and myself on March 5th, 2024 at 7:30 PM EST. Listen and get the details or go to my website, www.conniestapletonphd.com and sign up now! Let’s get started with this episode. Resources: BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.com Connie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.com BariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercare BariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercare Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson) Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell) Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston) Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker) ProCare Vitamins (10% off with code ConnieStapleton) https://procarenow.com/?ref=conniestapleton Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

Duration:00:53:52

Episode 164: The Un-Sciency Version of The Science of Vitamins

2/22/2024
I’m gonna sound like everyone’s mother here for just a minute: TAKE YOUR VITAMINS! Not just any vitamin! TAKE YOUR BARIATRIC-SPECIFIC VITAMINS. And listening to Heather Mackie, a Registered Dietician who has worked in the bariatric field for over 18 years will hopefully be the reason you become the reason you never miss another day of taking your bariatric specific vitamins. The information in today’s video is some of THE most RELIABLE information you will get when it comes to Bariatric Vitamins because it comes to you from one of the most respected professionals in the bariatric industry. In last week’s episode, Laura Preston mentioned she was had three to four-hour tutoring sessions about vitamins from a woman who knows bariatric vitamins, literally from the inside out! Heather Mackie is the woman who taught Laura all about the science of vitamins when they both worked for the same bariatrtic vitamin company. Laura and Heather will share with you how together they began a movement of sorts within the bariatric vitamin community that has benefitted all bariatric patients. Heather now works for ProCare Vitamins and will be helping them as they continue to provide quality products AND patient education. By the way, you can get 10% off your orders from ProCare Vitamins using the discount code CONNIE STAPLETON. Now let’s listen as Heather and Laura give you information you will absolutely want to share with every bariatric patient you know! Resources: BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.com Connie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.com Heather Mackie Mackieh@procarenow.com BariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercare BariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercare Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson) Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell) Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston) Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker) Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

Duration:01:15:08

Episode 163: Consistency: How Anger Provided Her Motivation!

2/14/2024
You DO know that if you consistently follow through with a behavior… one of the Gotta Do ‘Em, perhaps… and IF you use an accountability tool, as well… the Gotta Do ‘Em checklist, perhaps… then without any question you increase your odds of developing a healthy habit AND reaching your goals! Listen to how Laura used some BIG anger to motivate her to develop unwavering consistency with one critically important behavior that is crucial for ALL post-op patients to do. Listen in, learn from Laura and then get your Gotta Do ‘Em sheet out, use it for accountability, and create a lifelong habit that will prevent some serious health problems down the road in your journey! Let’s get started! Resources: BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.com Connie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.com BariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercare BariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercare Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson) Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell) Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston) Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker) Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

Duration:01:03:36

Episode 162: Consistency, the Gotta Do ‘Ems, and Believing in Your Ability to Succeed

2/6/2024
The BariAftercare word of the year is Accountability. The word for this week is Consistency. A listener asked for a podcast about self-efficacy. How did I put all of these things together? Well, I added one additional ingredient to the mix and came up with what felt like a really great episode! The additional ingredient?! The brand new version of the Gotta Do ‘Ems, The Gotta Do ‘Ems, Version 2.0! You’re gonna have to listen and get all the goodies from this episode!! Resources: BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.com Connie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.com BariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercare BariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercare Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson) Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell) Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston) Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker) Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

Duration:00:48:44

Episode 161: The Bariatric Therapists Chat: Meet Lora Grabow

1/31/2024
Bariatric therapist Lora Grabow joins me for this episode of BariAftercare. Like myself, Lora has worked in the bariatric field for 20 years. Listen to our conversation and hear the discussion between two bariatric therapists about common struggles we see with patients, what is the same today as it was 20 years ago and what has changed! I have the utmost respect for all of the work that Lora does. You’ll love learning more about her, as well. Let’s get started! Resources: BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.com Connie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.com BariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercare BariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercare Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson) Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell) Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston) Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker) Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes) Lora Grabow website: loragrabow.com . Lora Grabow IG: @bariatric.therapist and FB Lora Grabow, LMSW LoraGrabow email: lora@loragrabow.com Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

Duration:00:47:43

Episode 160: Self-Sabotage

1/24/2024
In the last episode we talked about what to do when others sabotage, or get in the way of, our goals. THIS week we go a step farther and talk about something even closer to home: SELF-SABOTAGE. When we interfere in our OWN progress toward our goals. It’s not logical to set ourselves up for failure. So, why, then, do we do it so frequently???? Listen in and get some answers… as well as tips for stopping this annoying, and unhealthy behavior! Resources: BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.com Connie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.com BariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercare BariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercare Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson) Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell) Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston) Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker) Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes) Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio) Busy Bariatrics: https://busybariatrics.com/ Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

Duration:01:02:32

Episode 159: Sabotaging Partners and Other Well-Meaning Meddlers

1/17/2024
A listener asked what to do about her husband of many years who brings home foods that are not consistent with her post-op health goals. She believes he is not happy about losing his “eating buddy.” His behaviors have the potential to sabotage her progress! What about you? Are there people in your life that seem to trying to sabotage your healthy post-op lifestyle? What does sabotage look like, what are the reasons people engage in sabotaging behaviors, especially if they are one the people you are closest to, and what can you do if this happens? Listen in and get the answers to those questions … some of the information may surprise you! Keep an open mind! Let’s get started! Resources: BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.com Connie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.com BariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercare BariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercare Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson) Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell) Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston) Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker) Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes) Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio) Busy Bariatrics: https://busybariatrics.com/ Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

Duration:00:59:30

Episode 158: Get BariEDucated

1/10/2024
For this episode I am joined by two amazing women who thoroughly understand the bariatric community. Kelly Broadwater is a certified eating disorder specialist with extensive experience working in the field of bariatrics. Chaundra Evans is a registered dietician who specializes in bariatrics and eating disorders. They have been working together to help hundreds of bariatric patients over the past 20 years and have recently published a book, aptly titled BariEDucated. While this book is geared more toward bariatric professionals, their work is with patients. These two women totally understand the bariatric population and, in addition to working with patients individually and in groups, they are reaching out to professionals in this book to help them learn and understand what patients want and need them to know about working with them! Listen in and hear the reasons I asked them to be guests on this podcast! You’ll love the work they do! I know I do! Resources: BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.com Connie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.com BariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercare BariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercare BariEDucated: bebarieducated.com and info@bebarieducated.com Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson) Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell) Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston) Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker) Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes) Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio) Busy Bariatrics: https://busybariatrics.com/ Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

Duration:01:10:34

Episode 157: Accountability – A Deep Dive!

1/3/2024
Accountability is the BariAftercare word of the year! We chose it because the research is extensive and makes it clear that using accountability measures improves the likelihood of experiencing success, in particular when it comes to keeping weight off! AND… using accountability measures like tracking devices for food intake, water consumption, and movement tends to wane over time. It doesn’t have to! Listen in and learn reasons people quit following through with these beneficial strategies and how about you recommit to being more accountable in your weight journey. The BariAftercare community can definitely help! Let’s get started! Resources: BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.com Connie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.com BariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercare BariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercare Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson) Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell) Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston) Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker) Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes) Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio) Busy Bariatrics: https://busybariatrics.com/ Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

Duration:01:04:46

Episode 156: Words Matter. Language Matters.

12/27/2023
Join Laura Preston and me for a lively discussion about the power of words! We chose the word Accountability for BariAftercare’s word of the year. In this podcast episode we announce a special invitation to join us for a 3-series workshop inside BariAftercare to create a vision project based on YOUR word of the year for 2024! Listen to the end of the podcast to learn how you can sign up for the workshops! Resources: BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.com Connie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.com BariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercare BariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercare Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson) Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell) Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston) Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker) Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes) Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio) Busy Bariatrics: https://busybariatrics.com/ Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

Duration:00:55:21

Episode 155: A Bari Merry Christmas and what’s coming in the NEW YEAR on BariAftercare!

12/20/2023
NOT to get completely ahead of myself… BUT… I wanted to give you a sneak peak at what we have in store for you in the New Year at BariAftercare! Get ready to learn and grow with our BariAftercare community as we live and breathe ACCOUNTABILITY and all things related throughout the year. Why accountability? Because it is the number one way to get and stay on track when it comes to weight maintenance! YEP! And before the year is over… as in next week, Laura Preston and I will be hosting a BariAftercare podcast to tell you all about a FUN and CREATIVE three part LIVE webinar throughout the month of January to be sure you are off to a solid start to the NEW YEAR! Set a reminder to listen to next week’s podcast, for sure! The majority of this episode is a fun and playful conversation among the amazing group of people responsible for creating and carrying out the first annual Bari Merry Christmas event. Relax with us and AND… start thinking about attending the event yourself – in person – next year! In the show notes, there are links to the recorded parts of the event! Enjoy! And be sure you are tuned into the BariAftercare support group where I am posting tips for Staying Healthy Through the Holidays! Go to www.bariaftercare.com. Resources: BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.com Connie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.com BariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercare BariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercare Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston) Instagram: @procarenow Instagram: @bari.adventures Instagram: @ashlynchange4life2012 Instagram: @oursleevedlifepodcast Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

Duration:01:26:19

Episode 154: Alone or Lonely?

12/13/2023
We’ve all been alone and I’m guessing we’ve all felt lonely at times… in fact, I’d venture to say that most of us have felt lonely at times when we are with other people and when we have been alone. In this episode, I’ll talk about the physical and mental health benefits of spending some time alone and, if you’re uncomfortable being alone, I’ll share some tips on how to make that a bit easier. I’ll also talk about loneliness and how loneliness can, at times, lead to physical and mental health issues. In addition, I’ll talk about ways to work your way out of loneliness if you find yourself there! Let’s get started! Resources: BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.com Connie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.com BariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercare BariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercare Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson) Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell) Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston) Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker) Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes) Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio) Busy Bariatrics: https://busybariatrics.com/ Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

Duration:01:05:33

Episode 153: Are You a Control Freak?

12/6/2023
Have you ever been referred to as a control freak? Well, I have. Even if you aren’t a controlling person, chances are good that you know someone who is… or several someones, perhaps! In this episode, you’ll learn what it actually means to be controlling, what being controlling looks like, and the reasons people become controlling in the first place. And of course, we’ll talk about what this all has to do with your life as a post-op! Listen in! I think you’ll find this fascinating! Resources: BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.com Connie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.com BariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercare BariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercare Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson) Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell) Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston) Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker) Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes) Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio) Busy Bariatrics: https://busybariatrics.com/ Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

Duration:00:46:39

Episode 152: The Harshest Person in the Bariatric Community

11/29/2023
In this episode, one of my best bariatric buddies joins me to talk about… all kinds of bariatric wisdom, to include how all of us can fall into the social comparison game. But we talk about SOOOO much more in this episode… we get real and personal with you throughout the episode! Let’s just get started… and be sure to listen to the very end as there is a very specific call to action! Resources: BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.com Connie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.com BariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercare BariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercare Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson) Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell) Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston) Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker) Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes) Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio) Busy Bariatrics: https://busybariatrics.com/ Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

Duration:01:05:24

Episode 151: Passive-Aggressive Communication

11/22/2023
Wait… What? There’s passive communication… we’ve gone over that. There’s aggressive communication… we’ve talked about that! What then, is passive-aggressive communication? I mean, passive communication and aggressive communication couldn’t be any more opposite? What’s up with combining the two into a category of communication all its own?! Passive-Aggressive communication. Yep – it’s a thing. A not-at-all healthy thing! Listen in and hear how this interesting combination of behaviors converge into one confusing, and one very unhealthy way of expressing yourself… again possibly leading to emotional eating and the ultimate result of that… the dreaded regain. Let’s get started! Resources: BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.com Connie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.com BariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercare BariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercare Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson) Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell) Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston) Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker) Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes) Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio) Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

Duration:00:50:26

Episode 150: Passive Communication

11/15/2023
We’ve discussed the most healthy form of communication, Assertive communication, and we’ve discussed a pretty detrimental form of communication, Aggressive communication! In this episode, I’ll be explaining what is referred to as a PASSIVE communication style. Passive communication is another form of less-than-healthy communication and one used by a LOT of folks… namely those who “want to avoid conflict at any cost.” Sound like anyone you know? Sounds like a LOT of people I talk with in my work! Listen in and learn how to break yourself of passively communicating (which, by the way, sets you up to be taken advantage of, which can lead to feeling resentful, which can lead to emotional eating, which WILL lead to weight regain)… Let’s DEFINITELY avoid THAT at all costs! Listen in! Resources: BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.com Connie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.com BariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercare BariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercare Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson) Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell) Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston) Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker) Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes) Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio) Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

Duration:00:54:20

Episode 149: A Professional and Traveling Post-Op

11/8/2023
The guest on this episode has travelled to an astonishing 70+ countries, to include over a handful since having gastric bypass surgery… which was… get this … less than a year ago! She is ALSO a professional! A professional traveller? No, although I’m not sure a) if there is such a thing or b) what would qualify one as such! Today’s guest, Kenda Harrison is a nurse practitioner who has a private practice. Listen and hear not only about her amazing travels and how she navigates other countries as a post-op, but also about how she interacts with patients suffering from obesity in her medical practice! Kenda is one dynamic woman who highlights her bariatric journey on her YouTube channel! Details are in the show notes. Let’s get started! Resources: BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.com Kenda’s YouTube Channel: Kaki’s RNY Journey https://www.youtube.com/@kakisrnyjourney5376 Connie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.com BariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercare BariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercare Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson) Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell) Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston) Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker) Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes) Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio) Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

Duration:01:08:04

Episode 148: From Aggressive Communication to Assertive…Making the Changes

11/1/2023
The goal for everyone when it comes to communicating with others would be to use ASSERTIVE communication… directly, respectfully, and honestly sharing your thoughts, feelings and desires with others. If you know your style tends to be more aggressive, listen to these real life situations and learn how to tweak that aggressive manner – which will create distance between you and whoever you’re dealing with – so you can become a much more effective ASSERTIVE communicator – and get a more positive result! Let’s get to learning… Resources: BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.com Connie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.com BariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercare BariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercare Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson) Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell) Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston) Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker) Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes) Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio) Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

Duration:01:03:15

Episode 147: Aggressive Communication A Lose-Lose in Life!

10/25/2023
Far from being an effective way to interact with people in life – and definitely as you navigate the many changes you face following bariatric surgery, aggressive communication is almost ALWAYS a lose-lose! If YOUR natural or habitual manner of talking to others has an aggressive edge, or if someone in your life regularly speaks to you using an aggressive tone, you’ll want to listen to this episode – maybe a number of times! Let’s get started so you know why! Resources: BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.com Connie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.com BariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercare BariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercare Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson) Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell) Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston) Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker) Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes) Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio) Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

Duration:00:54:31

Episode 146: YOUR Real-Life Examples and Assertive Communication

10/18/2023
“How do I tell my mother to back off my teenage girls and their lack of cleaning skills?” “What do I say to my almost-adult kids who told me they were fully supportive of me having surgery but now eat whatever they want in front of me? They tell me THEY didn’t have surgery and THEY aren’t trying to lose weight so they’ll eat whatever they want, wherever they want? HELP!” Here are some real-life examples of questions you have about addressing difficult issues using healthy, assertive communication. You guys provided some great situations, so let’s get on with this – hopefully – very helpful session! Resources: BariAfterare: www.bariaftercare.com Connie Stapleton PhD website: www.conniestapletonphd.com BariAftercare website: https://www.conniestapletonphd.com/bariaftercare BariAftercare Facebook page (for members only): https://www.facebook.com/groups/BariAftercare Instagram: @therealbariboss (Tabitha Johnson) Instagram @drsusanmitchell (Dr. Susan Mitchell) Instgram: @lauraleepreston (Laura Preston) Instagram: @chefhealthyhenry (Henry Baker) Instagram: @cale101 (Caleshia Haynes) Instagram: @myweightishistory (Rob Dimedio) Please subscribe to the show and rate it on Apple Podcasts, download free information at www.conniestapletonphd.com, and follow me on Twitter (@cstapletonphd), Instagram (@cstapletonphd), YouTube, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.

Duration:00:56:06