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Be Kind, Don‘t Panic, and Have Faith. Psychologist Dr. Bruce Chalmer and educator Judy Alexander talk about relationships, interview fascinating guests, and answer your questions.

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United States

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Be Kind, Don‘t Panic, and Have Faith. Psychologist Dr. Bruce Chalmer and educator Judy Alexander talk about relationships, interview fascinating guests, and answer your questions.

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English

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8028606671


Episodes

Betrayal and Forgiveness

4/12/2024
The video of this episode is at https://brucechalmer.com/betrayal-and-forgiveness/. What is betrayal? Why is it so painful? And how do you recover from the shock, get past the anger, and figure out how to move on? In this episode we talk about the kinds of betrayal Bruce encounters in his work with couples. It’s often infidelity, but there are other sorts of betrayal as well. We touch on secret cross-dressing, porn and masturbation, financial malfeasance, and other examples. And we put in a plug for Bruce’s forthcoming book, to be called Betrayal and Forgiveness: How to Navigate the Turmoil and Learn to Trust Again. Do you have ideas for topics or guests for our podcast? Go to https://ctin7.com and send us a message. And you can also sign up for Dr. Chalmer’s newsletter right from our homepage. Our sponsor is The Blue Tent: Erotic Tales from the Bible by Laria Zylber. Find out more at https://lariazylber.com.

Duration:00:30:58

Conflict to Connection: An Interview with Marisa Flood

4/5/2024
The video of this episode is at https://brucechalmer.com/marisa-flood/. How can you turn conflict into connection? Our guest in this episode, Marisa Flood, is a relationship coach who specializes in helping couples learn the skills they need to thrive. Marisa’s website is https://conflict2connection.com/. Do you have ideas for topics or guests for our podcast? Go to https://ctin7.com and send us a message. And you can also sign up for Dr. Chalmer’s newsletter right from our homepage. Our sponsor is The Blue Tent: Erotic Tales from the Bible by Laria Zylber. Find out more at https://lariazylber.com.

Duration:00:37:49

Reclaiming the Masculine and Feminine Within: An Interview with Dené Logan

3/29/2024
The video of this episode is at https://brucechalmer.com/dene-logan/. How can we reclaim the healthy masculine and feminine aspects we each have within us? And how does reclaiming those aspects help couples? Our guest in this episode, Dené Logan, uses her understanding of depth psychology, informed by her own experience, to help couples along the path to more fulfilling relationships. Dené’s website is https://denelogan.com/, and her forthcoming book is Sovereign Love: A Guide to Healing Relationships by Reclaiming the Masculine and Feminine Within. Do you have ideas for topics or guests for our podcast? Go to https://ctin7.com and send us a message. And you can also sign up for Dr. Chalmer’s newsletter right from our homepage. Our sponsor is The Blue Tent: Erotic Tales from the Bible by Laria Zylber. Find out more at https://lariazylber.com.

Duration:00:57:43

Unpacking the Transformative Narratives in Sexual Fantasies: An Interview with Artemisia De Vine

3/22/2024
The video of this episode is at https://brucechalmer.com/artemisia-de-vine/. Our guest in this episode, Artemisia De Vine, is an expert on sexual fantasies, an expertise she developed through her work as a professional dominatrix. We talk about the meaning of sexual fantasies, and how understanding them can unlock deeper connection and spiritual growth. Her forthcoming book is The Spirituality of Smut: The Surprising Wisdom of Sexual Fantasies. Artemisia’s website is https://www.artemisiadevine.com/. Do you have ideas for topics or guests for our podcast? Go to https://ctin7.com and send us a message. And you can also sign up for Dr. Chalmer’s newsletter right from our homepage. Our sponsor is The Blue Tent: Erotic Tales from the Bible by Laria Zylber. Find out more at https://lariazylber.com.

Duration:00:52:17

Simple Sex Education, and Connecting with Your Erotic Self: An Interview with Sarah Watson

3/15/2024
The video of this episode is at https://brucechalmer.com/sarah-watson/. Sarah Watson is a sex therapist and educator. Having grown up with little education about sex herself, Sarah now works with parents to help them have age-appropriate conversations with their kids about sex. Sarah also cohosts a podcast about menstruation with a focus on people who have bleeding disorders or experience extreme menstrual bleeding. Sarah’s website is https://simplesexeducation.com, and her Instagram handle is @swsxtherapy. Do you have ideas for topics or guests for our podcast? Go to https://ctin7.com and send us a message. And you can also sign up for Dr. Chalmer’s newsletter right from our homepage. Our sponsor is The Blue Tent: Erotic Tales from the Bible by Laria Zylber. Find out more at https://lariazylber.com.

Duration:00:39:25

177 Lovers and Counting: An Interview with Sexual Anthropologist Dr. Leanna Wolfe

3/8/2024
The video of this episode is at https://youtu.be/OBA56wRhpI4. Our guest for this episode, Dr. Leanna Wolfe, was an anthropologist at heart before she knew the term. She tells us about her own experiences of sexual exploration, her anthropological work in Mexico, India, Papua New Guinea, and Africa, and her studies of polygamy, polyamory, and sexual violence. Do you have ideas for topics or guests for our podcast? Go to https://ctin7.com and send us a message. And you can also sign up for Dr. Chalmer’s newsletter right from our homepage. Our sponsor is The Blue Tent: Erotic Tales from the Bible by Laria Zylber. Find out more at https://lariazylber.com.

Duration:00:57:51

Polyamory, Lessons for Monogamy, and Burning Man: An Interview with Kathy Slaughter

2/23/2024
For the video of this episode, visit https://brucechalmer.com/kathy-slaughter/. What is polyamory? What can people in monogamous relationships learn from the experience of people practicing polyamory and other forms of ethical non-monogamy? Our guest in this episode, Kathy Slaughter, brings their own experience in a polyamorous family to their work with people considering and practicing polyamory. Find out more about Kathy’s work, including information on the Ethical Polyamory Apprenticeship program, at the Soaring Heart Center’s website, https://www.soaringheartcenter.com/, and on Instagram at @soaringheartindy. Do you have ideas for topics or guests for our podcast? Go to https://ctin7.com and send us a message. And you can also sign up for Dr. Chalmer’s newsletter right from our homepage. Our sponsor is The Blue Tent: Erotic Tales from the Bible by Laria Zylber. Find out more at https://lariazylber.com.

Duration:00:52:42

Dating at Midlife - How EFT Tapping Can Help Women Find Great Guys: An Interview with Allison Jayne Ewing

2/16/2024
For the video of this episode, visit https://brucechalmer.com/eft-allison-jayne-ewing/. For women who find themselves dating at midlife, often because of divorce, the prospects can seem dim. Our guest in this episode, Allison Jayne Ewing, works with women to help them clear internal blocks to successful dating, and open up to the excitement of falling in love again. Allison uses an approach called “Emotional Freedom Technique” (EFT), which involves self-tapping as a way of facilitating healing. Allison’s website is https://inspiredlifetapping.com. Do you have ideas for topics or guests for our podcast? Go to https://ctin7.com and send us a message. And you can also sign up for Dr. Chalmer’s newsletter right from our homepage. Our sponsor is The Blue Tent: Erotic Tales from the Bible by Laria Zylber. Find out more at https://lariazylber.com.

Duration:01:00:22

Can You Forgive the Unforgivable?

2/9/2024
For the video of this episode, visit https://brucechalmer.com/can-you-forgive-the-unforgivable/. What does it mean to forgive when you've been betrayed? And how do you get there? Dr. Chalmer talks about three steps to forgiveness: forgive yourself, forgive whoever hurt you, and forgive God. (Huh?) Don't worry, he explains that last one. Do you have ideas for topics or guests for our podcast? Go to https://ctin7.com and send us a message. And you can also sign up for Dr. Chalmer’s newsletter right from our homepage. Our sponsor is The Blue Tent: Erotic Tales from the Bible by Laria Zylber. Find out more at https://lariazylber.com.

Duration:00:19:44

Imago Relationship Coaching: An Interview with Nick Solaczek

2/2/2024
For the video of this episode, visit https://brucechalmer.com/nick-solaczek/. What is Imago Relationship Therapy, and how can it help couples? Our guest in this episode is Nick Solaczek, who is certified as an Imago Relationship Coach, and has developed tools to help couples improve their relationships. Do you have ideas for topics or guests for our podcast? Go to https://ctin7.com and send us a message. And you can also sign up for Dr. Chalmer’s newsletter right from our homepage. Our sponsor is The Blue Tent: Erotic Tales from the Bible by Laria Zylber. Find out more at https://lariazylber.com.

Duration:00:41:57

Help for Erectile Dysfunction: An Interview with Ken Schafer

1/26/2024
For the video of this episode, visit https://brucechalmer.com/ken-schafer/. We’ve done lots of episodes about sex, but we haven’t talked specifically about erectile dysfunction before. Our guest in this episode, Ken Schafer, has dealt with ED himself, and along the way has become an expert on the subject who helps other men avoid some of the pitfalls he encountered. Ken’s website is https://www.healthysexualitywithken.com/. Do you have ideas for topics or guests for our podcast? Go to https://ctin7.com and send us a message. And you can also sign up for Dr. Chalmer’s newsletter right from our homepage. Our sponsor is The Blue Tent: Erotic Tales from the Bible by Laria Zylber. Find out more at https://lariazylber.com.

Duration:00:29:12

Sacred Sexuality and Sexual Communion: An Interview with Satya Lila

1/19/2024
For the video of this episode, visit https://brucechalmer.com/satya-lila/. What is sacred sex, and how can couples explore its possibilities? Our guest in this episode, Satya Lila, teaches about sacred sexuality, its benefits for individuals and couples, and techniques that help it happen. Satya’s website is https://satyalila.info/. Do you have ideas for topics or guests for our podcast? Go to https://ctin7.com and send us a message. And you can also sign up for Dr. Chalmer’s newsletter right from our homepage. Our sponsor is The Blue Tent: Erotic Tales from the Bible by Laria Zylber. Find out more at https://lariazylber.com.

Duration:00:36:05

Tantric Intimacy--It’s Not Just About Sex! An Interview with Katrina Bos

1/12/2024
For the video of this episode, go to https://brucechalmer.com/tantra-katrina-bos/. When people hear “tantra,” at least in Western cultures, they usually think about techniques for mind-blowing sex. Our guest in this episode, Katrina Bos, does teach about tantric approaches to sex, but she recognizes that tantra is a spiritual path for living life in all its aspects, not just the sexual. Katrina points out that our seven words, “Be kind, don’t panic, and have faith,” map very well onto the ideas of tantra. And besides that, she explains her book title, You Don’t Have to Eat the Eyeballs! Katrina’s website is https://www.katrinabos.ca/. Do you have ideas for topics or guests for our podcast? Go to https://ctin7.com and send us a message. And you can also sign up for Dr. Chalmer’s newsletter right from our homepage. Our sponsor is The Blue Tent: Erotic Tales from the Bible by Laria Zylber. Find out more at https://lariazylber.com.

Duration:00:57:12

Disinheritance, Betrayal, and Forgiveness: An Interview with MB Caschetta

1/5/2024
For the video of this episode, go to https://brucechalmer.com/mb-caschetta/. Our guest for this episode, MB Caschetta, was shocked to find out that she had been disinherited by her father. We talk about how that betrayal affected her, and her journey toward healing, forgiveness, and spiritual growth. MB’s website is https://www.mbcaschetta.com/. Do you have ideas for topics or guests for our podcast? Go to https://ctin7.com and send us a message. And you can also sign up for Dr. Chalmer’s newsletter right from our homepage. Our sponsor is The Blue Tent: Erotic Tales from the Bible by Laria Zylber. Find out more at https://lariazylber.com.

Duration:00:43:27

Jealousy, Both Toxic and Healthy: An Interview with Shanenn Bryant

12/29/2023
For the video of this episode, go to https://brucechalmer.com/shanenn-bryant/. Our guest today, Shanenn Bryant, describes herself as “a former insecure girl turned relationship confidence expert.” Through her own experiences of healing from toxic jealousy, Shanenn has developed resources to help her clients make the changes they need to gain confidence and improve their relationships. Shanenn’s website is https://www.topself.com/. Do you have ideas for topics or guests for our podcast? Go to https://ctin7.com and send us a message. And you can also sign up for Dr. Chalmer’s newsletter right from our homepage. Our sponsor is The Blue Tent: Erotic Tales from the Bible by Laria Zylber. Find out more at https://lariazylber.com.

Duration:00:46:01

Judy Comes Out! And Our Gift to You

12/22/2023
The video of this episode is at https://brucechalmer.com/judy-comes-out/. In this brief episode, we re-introduce the podcast, and offer you a chance to win a free gift. And (ta-da!) Judy reveals a secret we’ve been keeping for months! (No, she’s not pregnant.) Want to comment? Argue? Complain? Do you have ideas for topics or guests for our podcast? Go to https://ctin7.com and send us a message. And you can also sign up for Dr. Chalmer’s newsletter right from our homepage. Our sponsor is The Blue Tent: Erotic Tales from the Bible by Laria Zylber. Find out more at https://lariazylber.com.

Duration:00:11:09

Betrayal and Forgiveness: An Interview with Danny-J Johnson

12/15/2023
For the video of this episode, go to https://brucechalmer.com/danny-j/. Betrayal can happen in a lot of ways, and our guest in this episode, Danny-J Johnson, tells us about her own experiences and what she has learned from them. Danny found out as a teenager that her biological father was a sperm donor, and then as an adult discovered through DNA testing that she has dozens of biological half-siblings. She also went through discovering that her then-husband was having an affair. She talks about how those experiences—finding out her parents had lied to her about who her biological father was, and later finding out that her husband was cheating—have affected her, in terms of both pain and gain. Do you have ideas for topics or guests for our podcast? Go to https://ctin7.com and send us a message. And you can also sign up for Dr. Chalmer’s newsletter right from our homepage. Our sponsor is The Blue Tent: Erotic Tales from the Bible by Laria Zylber. Find out more at https://lariazylber.com.

Duration:00:56:38

Healthy Conflict, Happy Couple: An Interview with Lisa Gray

12/8/2023
For the video of this episode, go to https://brucechalmer.com/lisa-gray/. How can conflict be healthy for a couple? Our guest, Lisa Gray, tells us about how she helps couples learn the skills of healthy conflict. Lisa’s book is Healthy Conflict, Happy Couple: How to Let Go of Blame and Grow Stronger Together. Do you have ideas for topics or guests for our podcast? Go to https://ctin7.com and send us a message. And you can also sign up for Dr. Chalmer’s newsletter right from our homepage. Our sponsor is The Blue Tent: Erotic Tales from the Bible by Laria Zylber. Find out more at https://lariazylber.com.

Duration:00:44:57

The “Chaos Kid” Phenomenon: An Interview with Larry Bilotta

12/1/2023
For the video of this episode, go to https://brucechalmer.com/larry-bilotta/. How can one person change a marriage? Our guest, Larry Bilotta, used his own experience of transforming a “marriage hell” into a thriving partnership to develop ideas to help people heal their relationships by healing themselves. Larry’s website is https://larrybilotta.com. Do you have ideas for topics or guests for our podcast? Go to https://ctin7.com and send us a message. And you can also sign up for Dr. Chalmer’s newsletter right from our homepage. Our sponsor is The Blue Tent: Erotic Tales from the Bible by Laria Zylber. Find out more at https://lariazylber.com.

Duration:00:51:20

How Surviving My Disastrous Relationships Helps Me Help Others: An Interview with Emily Hart

11/10/2023
For the video of this episode, go to https://brucechalmer.com/emily-hart/. Our guest, Emily Hart, tells us what she learned from a series of relationships that went badly, how she turned her life around with the help of some powerful therapeutic modalities, and how she has gone on to help others. She tells us how she uses Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and hypnotherapy in her work as a coach and trainer. And there’s a happy-ending story! Emily’s website is https://www.emilyhartcoaching.com/. Do you have ideas for topics or guests for our podcast? Go to https://ctin7.com and send us a message. And you can also sign up for Dr. Chalmer’s newsletter right from our homepage. Our sponsor is The Blue Tent: Erotic Tales from the Bible by Laria Zylber. Find out more at https://lariazylber.com.

Duration:00:53:36