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Podcast Episode: Bringing Joy Through Epik Pain

One of the most grateful decisions we have made was starting this podcast. We have met such incredible individuals that have gone through the darkest of path’s we could ever imagine and have come out through it full of courage, joy and humbleness. This episode is one of those episodes. We have to warn you that it gets really emotional and touching. Jake gets to sit down with one of his longtime friends Erik Riekenberg. Erik is the owner of Epik Weddings & Events, where they specialize in...


Podcast Episode: A Story of Growth, Change, and Learning

Personal growth is the ongoing process of understanding and developing oneself in order to achieve one’s fullest potential. Personal development is a vital part in a person’s growth, maturity, success and happiness. It is the foundation of emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual health. We had the pleasure of having Christina DeLosAngeles on our show after inviting us on hers, it was our turn to learn more about her and the work she is doing. Christina DeLosAngeles is a Marriage...


Podcast Episode: Couples vs Individual Therapy

When problems threaten to swamp your marriage, that's a vital time to reach out for help. At the same time, the kind of professional you go to for help makes a huge difference. If your purpose is to work on your relationship, then it is better to come together (an exception is when there is physical abuse – then couples therapy is contraindicated). A good couple’s therapist will have the ability to work within the relationship dynamic in ways that just aren’t there when a person is in...


Podcast Episode: The Girl With The Hoop Earings

When you are committed to fulfilling your purpose, there is a way that it is going to be revealed to you. Most of the time, your purpose is revealed to you through your pain. When you know who you are and whose you are, then there is nothing that happens in your life by happenstance or accident. We had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with a beautiful soul. A soul that has gone through the darkest of paths and came out stronger, purposeful and inspirational. Jessika is a strength &...


Podcast Episode: A Peek into My Noggin: 100th Episode Special Edition

As we hit this incredible milestone and look back on the path we have taken it is truly humbling. Humbling to who we have become through our own inner work and what we have accomplished, humbling with all the incredible people we have met along the way. The incredible individuals that we have interviewed from well-respected therapist to individuals that have overcome their own troubles and given themselves to helping other people along their journey. We are so thankful and so blessed to be...


Podcast Episode: The Mind of A Clinician: Intimate View of Jake's Life

We all know Jake as the co-founder of Zephyr Wellness and our favorite host on the Noggin Notes Podcast. For the past 2 years he has been interviewing many people from clinicians to individuals just sharing their stories about their journey on mental health. Today, Jake opens the door into his own personal life and gives you an exclusive peek into his own journey to this very moment. He is doing this in effort to let you our listeners see how is mind process events in his own life. We...


Podcast Episode: Intersection of Guns and Mental Health

We have a special episode for you today. Walk the Talk America is breaking ground and we are proud to be assisting as mental health professionals improve their gun culture competence. . With more training opportunities in this subject just around the bend, we at Zephyr Wellness aim to make good on the "innovative" part of our tag line. . By making the trainings affordable, we fulfill the "philanthropic" part. . And by bringing two cultures together - #guns and #mentalhealth - we will...


Podcast Episode:...But, Have You Considered Therapy?

In today's episode we are joined by we are joined by Melanie Dyer. Melanie is a licensed professional counselor intern from Austin, Texas. She is also the host for her podcast ...But, Have You Considered Counseling? Jake and Melanie chat about all things mental health and also how her podcast started. Her show is a space to discuss how to help each other be mentally healthy with self care tips. Today’s show is brought to you by Audible. Audible is offering our listeners a free audiobook...


Podcast Episode: Emotion Coaching: One of the Most Important Parenting Practices

When our children get upset, most of us get upset too. If the child is angry at us, we feel defensive; like the child's feelings are unwarranted. If he's upset at something else, we want to make him feel better, to make the emotions go away as quickly as possible. The art of emotion coaching is a parenting technique that helps children understand their feelings. When parents emotion coach, their children learn how emotions work and how to react to feelings in healthy ways. This starts by...


Podcast Episode: Toxic Positivity vs Validation and Hope

We have all seen toxic positivity in action, it’s those Instagram posts that say “Good vibes only” or “Just be positive.” These posts fail to recognize that we are meant to feel all emotions, “positive” and “negative”, which is the healthier route. Toxic positivity strips someone away of the validation they deserve and leaves them feeling ‘guilty’. Guilty for ‘contributing to their problems’, for ‘not being strong enough’ to get better by themselves. Instead of searching for ways to deal...


Podcast Episode: A Vision With A Plan Can Change The World

When you donate your time, skills, or money, you are generally doing it to make something better. Whether you help build a house, or provide library books or a school to children, or help fund research for a disease, the world is becoming a slightly better place with each donation. As you become generous, you feel powerful and walk taller. You see the world in a more positive light. As you notice the plight of others, your perspective shifts and you don't look upon your own problems as...


Podcast Episode: President Jake Wiskerchen and Marital Counseling

Jake our podcast host, who is also the president of the Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors, for those who are new to the show, was invited or should we say re invited to the Pod Therapy Podcast. Pod Therapy Podcast is a show about two therapists who answer real people's questions offer real world advice on love, relationships, mental health and success. In today's episode, president of the Nevada board of examiners for Marriage...


Podcast Episode: The Psychology of Money: Saving and Spending Habits

In today’s episode we had the pleasure of having Adam Sikorski from Change Wealth Advisors, to talk about the psychology behind investing and managing money. Adam Sikorski is the Founding Partner of Change Wealth Advisors and a partner at Private Client Wealth Advisors, LLC. Driven by a desire to change lives for the better, Adam works closely with his clients to develop a plan-based and evidence driven approach to determining what is best for their finances and their story. Today’s show...


Podcast Episode: Mental health Policy: Development Process and Content

People who live in conditions of social disadvantage are at greater risk of developing mental illness. Access to treatment in low-and middle income countries is limited and can be expensive. Stigma makes it difficult to secure already limited employment and education opportunities. In today’s episode Jake is joined by Erik Schoen, where they discuss the mental health industry and culture and how their work contributes towards empowerment and community development, as well as strengthening...


Podcast Episode: What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About How Therapy Actually Works

Because of the many misconceptions about therapy, you may be reluctant to try it out. Even if you know the realities instead of the myths, you may feel nervous about trying it yourself. Overcoming that nervousness is worth it. That’s because any time your quality of life isn’t what you want it to be, therapy can help. In today's episode Jake will go through the process of therapy, the expectation on both the clinician and patient side. People often don’t commit to therapy because they fear...


Podcast Episode: Intimacy: The Art of Relationships

This week we would like to reboot an episode that Jake had with guest Jesse Lott from Zephyr Wellness, to discuss deeper on the topic of Connection and Intimacy. Jesse Lott is a marriage and family therapist and also an alcohol and drug counselor. Intimacy is about knowing someone deeply and being able to be completely free in that person's presence. It is an emotional state that is often reserved for just one person. Connections and Intimacy in your relationships are very rewarding....


Podcast Episode: Dr. Michael McGee - Conquering Addiction with Love

In todays episode we had the pleasure of having Dr. Michael McGee on our show. Dr. McGee graduated from Stanford and Harvard to dedicate 30 years of his life towards helping patients with all kinds of addiction. His recent release, The Joy of Recovery, a multi-award winner and #1 best-seller, established Dr. McGee as the leading authority in addiction recovery. Today’s show is brought to you by Audible. Audible is offering our listeners a free audiobook with a 30-day trial membership. Just...


Podcast Episode: Part II: What is Intuitive Eating?

Did you know our food and mood are connected in many ways? On a molecular level, even our neurotransmitters, you know the “feel good” chemicals in the brain, are affected by the food we eat. We welcome Katie Damon a registered dietitian from community health alliance as she continues discussing the importance of correct nutrition with Jake. We are happy to announce that today’s show is brought to you by Audible our new sponsors. Audible is offering our listeners a free audiobook with a...


Podcast Episode: What is Intuitive Eating?

Intuitive eating is a way of eating that has nothing to do with diets, meal plans, discipline or willpower. It’s about getting back to your roots and learning to trust your body again. Here’s an overview of intuitive eating including the science behind it, the ten principles of intuitive eating, and the difference between intuitive eating and mindful eating. Intuitive eating is really just a method for helping you move closer to becoming a normal eater. Someone who doesn’t obsess or stress...


Podcast Episode: Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling

The main goal of all helping professions, including counselors, therapists and social workers, is to do no harm. Counselors build relationships of trust with their patients and therefore must be aware of their professional and therapeutic responsibilities to their patients. Early in the counseling relationship, counselors must establish the guidelines of their relationship, clarify their roles and obligations to the patient, explain the ethical standards under which they practice and...