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Justin and Mercedes are two Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists in CA that are obsessed with the Polyvagal Theory and applying it to everyday life - mental health, trauma, education, parenting and more. (Justin LMFT99147, Mercedes LMFT47786)

Justin and Mercedes are two Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists in CA that are obsessed with the Polyvagal Theory and applying it to everyday life - mental health, trauma, education, parenting and more. (Justin LMFT99147, Mercedes LMFT47786)
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United States

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Justin and Mercedes are two Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists in CA that are obsessed with the Polyvagal Theory and applying it to everyday life - mental health, trauma, education, parenting and more. (Justin LMFT99147, Mercedes LMFT47786)

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@justinlmft

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English


Episodes

The 4 Parenting Love Tips Apply to Teens Too

9/19/2019
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We look back on the 4 ways to express love that your child will experience as love and apply it to teens. Yes, they need your love too! the 4 Ways to Express Love episode - https://www.justinlmft.com/post/episode27 More Polyvagal Podcast content for $5/mo - https://www.justinlmft.com/members Polyvagal Podcast merchandise - https://society6.com/justinlmft Intro/Outro music & Transition Sounds by Benjo Beats - https://soundcloud.com/benjobeats

Duration:00:41:37

7 Ways You Are NOT Listening

9/17/2019
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7 ways that you are not listening: Your homework assignments - Connect with Harry Poliak, Life Coach - http://www.connectedconsciously.com/ Parents by Choice presentation is available to watch here - https://www.justinlmft.com/parentsbychoice Even more Polyvagal Podcast content in the Members Section for $5 a month - https://www.justinlmft.com/members Intro/Outro music & Transition Sounds by Benjo Beats - https://soundcloud.com/benjobeats

Duration:00:18:31

3 Minute Meditation w/ Carla-Jo Geraghty

9/12/2019
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Many many thanks to Carla-Jo Geraghty, who sets a very high bar for what a Super Fan/Trauma Nerd is! Check out more from Carla-Jo: https://www.carlajo-mindfulness.com/https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEeoH1GjDNf66Z-ZSSu6-WQhttps://www.instagram.com/carlajo_geraghty/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKv9BKfc_8Qhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/carla-jo-geraghty-49687225/https://twitter.com/CarlaJoGeraghtyhttps://www.facebook.com/carlajomindfulness/ Want even more Polyvagal Podcast content? Join the...

Duration:00:14:41

You Want More - Motivation vs Shutdown / Open Letter 03

9/10/2019
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Read the Open Letter here - https://www.justinlmft.com/post/openletter3 We've also got loads more Polyvagal Podcast content for a mere $5/mo! - https://www.justinlmft.com/members

Duration:00:11:42

"Safe & Social" Song by Miles Irving & Forager, Ltd.

9/5/2019
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Watch the “Safe & Social” music video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql2TGMRDh7k&feature=youtu.be Miles Irving Website - https://www.milesirving.com/ Forager - https://www.forager.org.uk/wild-food-blog/19-ideas-philosophy/140-worldwild-podcast More Polyvagal Podcast content in the Members' Area - https://www.justinlmft.com/members Benjo Beats - https://soundcloud.com/benjobeats

Duration:00:11:20

Consequence Fundamentals for Parents

9/3/2019
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All about consequences in this episode: Your homework assignment - Plan out your consequence structure and discuss with everyone that needs to be a part of it. More detailed show notes on justinlmft.com/post/episode28 SUPPORT the Polyvagal Podcast and get access to exclusive BONUS EPISODES - http://www.justinlmft.com/members CONTACT either of us - http://www.justinlmft.com/contact Intro/Outro music & Transition Sounds by Benjo Beats - https://soundcloud.com/benjobeat --- Send in a...

Duration:00:32:46

Deb Dana Interview: Story Follows State, Climbing the Ladder and Diagnosing

8/27/2019
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Deb Dana - one third of my Polyvagal Trinity. Deb Dana is called "the Pied Piper of the Polyvagal Theory," and honestly someone I want to be like when I grow up. She does the stuff I do, but better and first. I gotta be honest. We talk in depth about: DEB DANA - http://www.debdanalcsw.com/ (these next two links will take you to Amazon, where I get a portion of the sale as an Amazon Affiliate.) The Polyvagal Theory in Therapy - https://amzn.to/3409v8z Clinical Applications of the...

Duration:00:27:22

You Are Not Your Diagnosis

8/22/2019
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You're not you're diagnosis. It's a label - a shorthand system for professionals to use - to collect "symptoms" that typically occur together. It makes communication among therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists easier. And that's the point of diagnoses. And insurance building. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/polyvagalpodcast/message

Duration:00:41:44

4 Ways to Express Love That Your Kids will Experience as Love

8/20/2019
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We go in depth into each of these four ways to express love. It's not enough to just love your kiddos, you also need to express it. And express it in ways they will be able to get. 1. Say it out loud 2. Write it down 3. Physical affection 4. Play DETAILED SHOW NOTES - http://www.justinlmft.com/post/episode27 JOIN THE TRAUMA NERDS Forum - http://www.justinlmft.com/forum CONTACT either of us at http://www.justinlmft.com/contact Music & Sounds by Benjo Beats -...

Duration:00:31:30

Assume the Best / Open Letter 2

8/18/2019
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You will make the change you want to make. It will happen. Assume the best. justinlmft.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/polyvagalpodcast/message

Duration:00:07:14

Parental Anxiety About Kids' Trauma and Kids' Anxiety About School

8/15/2019
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We answer two questions from our amazing Listeners. We originally answered these on our weekly Instagram Live segment, which you can be a part of every Sunday at 915pm PST. Consider supporting the podcast - $5/mo will give you access to the Bonus section and the exclusive episodes inside. This section is updated every 1-2 weeks! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/polyvagalpodcast/message

Duration:01:02:49

Applying Parental Co-Regulation

8/13/2019
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Lots of co-regulation ground covered in this episode: DETAILED SHOW NOTES - http://www.justinlmft.com/post/episode26 JOIN THE TRAUMA NERDS Forum - http://www.justinlmft.com/forum SUPPORT the podcast at - http://www.justinlmft.com/support Music & Sounds by Benjo Beats - https://soundcloud.com/benjobeats --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/polyvagalpodcast/message

Duration:00:37:07

Avoiding Creating a Trauma in Your Kids & Approaching a Parent who is Stuck

8/9/2019
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We answer two more questions from our Dear Listeners about parenting - 1. "How can parents avoid creating a trauma with their kids?" 2."How do you approach a parent who is stuck?" Support the podcast here - justinlmft.com/support --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/polyvagalpodcast/message

Duration:00:23:28

Understanding Parental Co-Regulation Before Kids' Self-Regulation

8/6/2019
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Self-regulation is built upon co-regulation. Kids aren't born able to self-regulate, but they are born ready to receive a parent's co-regulation. DETAILED SHOW NOTES - http://www.justinlmft.com/post/episode25 JOIN THE TRAUMA NERDS Forum - http://www.justinlmft.com/forum CONTACT either of us at http://www.justinlmft.com/contact Music & Sounds by Benjo Beats - https://soundcloud.com/benjobeats --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/polyvagalpodcast/message

Duration:00:20:32

Parental and Toddler Polyvagal State Shifts

8/2/2019
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We answer two questions submitted by two of our amazing listeners: 1. How to best overcome a parental state shift? 2. Do toddlers experience defensive states more often than adults? Join us on Sunday nights on Instagram Live! We go live around 915pm PST. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/polyvagalpodcast/message

Duration:00:10:58

We Don't Control Our Kids and How to Strengthen Their Vagal Brake

7/30/2019
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Two big ideas discussed in this episode: 1. Strengthening the vagal brake as a fundamental purpose of parenting and why. 2. You don't control your kids. And you can't. And neither do we. No one does. DETAILED SHOW NOTES - http://www.justinlmft.com/post/episode24 JOIN THE TRAUMA NERDS Forum - http://www.justinlmft.com/forum CONTACT either of us at http://www.justinlmft.com/contact Music & Sounds by Benjo Beats - https://soundcloud.com/benjobeats --- Send in a voice message:...

Duration:00:29:02

The Role of Narratives in Surviving a Sexual Assault

7/29/2019
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Taken from an Instagram Live on July 21, 2019. we discuss the function of "Stories" or "Narratives" that a survivor of sexual assault may be living with. Join us on Instagram every Sunday night around 915pm PST. We answer questions and let people listen to a bit of what we're recording! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/polyvagalpodcast/message

Duration:00:12:43

I Think You're Normal - an Open Letter

7/23/2019
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Something I wrote in response to what I know you're thinking about yourself - that you're abnormal. This is a bit different than the usual weekly episode from Mercedes & I, but something I wanted to put out into the world. READ the entire script here - justinlmft.com/post/youarenormal CONTACT me - justinlmft.com/contact --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/polyvagalpodcast/message

Duration:00:11:47

Therapy and the Polyvagal Theory

7/16/2019
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We apply the polyvagal theory to the process of psychotherapy. DETAILED SHOW NOTES on - http://www.justinlmft.com/blog JOIN THE TRAUMA NERDS Forum - http://www.justinlmft.com/forum CONTACT either of us at http://www.justinlmft.com/contact Music & Sounds by Benjo Beats -...

Duration:01:13:44

Bad Therapy 3

7/9/2019
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Mercedes and I break down some real life examples of #badtherapy for the final time! Plus we share our own bad therapy and a couple of good therapy examples too. more detailed show notes on justinlmft.com/post/episode22 TREATMENT ABANDONMENT - https://www.apa.org/monitor/2009/09/ethics https://www.aamft.org/Legal_Ethics/Code_of_Ethics.aspx JOIN THE TRAUMA NERDS Forum - http://www.justinlmft.com/forum CONTACT us at justinlmft.com/contact --- Send in a voice message:...

Duration:00:57:09