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Creating Change is a show dedicated to creativity and emotional healing. Each weekly episode on Empower Radio features interviews with experts sharing tips on overcoming addictive and compulsive behaviors, as well as tips for overcoming chronic stress, anxiety, depression and past hurts. Doug Foresta, LICSW, is a therapist who helps people heal through the power of creativity and imagination. He works with people all over the world via telephone, and is particularly interested in helping people re-imagine and re-author their lives to create positive change.

Creating Change is a show dedicated to creativity and emotional healing. Each weekly episode on Empower Radio features interviews with experts sharing tips on overcoming addictive and compulsive behaviors, as well as tips for overcoming chronic stress, anxiety, depression and past hurts. Doug Foresta, LICSW, is a therapist who helps people heal through the power of creativity and imagination. He works with people all over the world via telephone, and is particularly interested in helping people re-imagine and re-author their lives to create positive change.
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San Fransisco, CA

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Creating Change is a show dedicated to creativity and emotional healing. Each weekly episode on Empower Radio features interviews with experts sharing tips on overcoming addictive and compulsive behaviors, as well as tips for overcoming chronic stress, anxiety, depression and past hurts. Doug Foresta, LICSW, is a therapist who helps people heal through the power of creativity and imagination. He works with people all over the world via telephone, and is particularly interested in helping people re-imagine and re-author their lives to create positive change.

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English


Episodes

How to Create a Movement

4/9/2018
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In this episode Doug shares tips based on the work of Gene Sharp about how to spark and maintain a social change movement using the power of technology. Discover the ways in which social media can be combined with strategic tactics to gather followers and create positive change.

Duration:00:25:53

How to Renew Your Voice

4/2/2018
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In this episode, Doug shares the importance of taking time to renew your voice, vision, and purpose, and how to do so in a busy world. Discover tips and exercises for ensuring that you continue to produce work that is alive, exciting and relevant to your audience, and some of the biggest challenges and obstacles that you may run into when taking time for creative renewal.

Duration:00:25:56

How to Manage Grief and Loss

3/19/2018
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In this episode, Doug discusses the loss that can accompany the change process, and how to effective mourn and grieve while staying in the moment and looking to the future. Discover how successfully managing the process of grief and loss can help you become a leader, and why attachment isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Duration:00:25:44

Should You Change Or Accept Yourself?

3/12/2018
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In this episode, Doug shares about how to create inner transformation through accepting ourselves, including the parts that we might want to change. Discover why struggling and forcing yourself to change may actually prevent you from creating lasting change, how to shift your mindset to give yourself the best chance of success, and why resolutions and goal setting often don't work.

Duration:00:25:47

Expanding Your Reach - Tips and Trends for 2018

3/5/2018
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In this episode Doug shares tips and trends for sharing your voice and expanding your reach online. He reveals what is working best for other coaches, authors and thought leaders, and the importance of sharing content on a consistent basis. Discover the biggest mistakes that keep people from discovering you and your work and what to do instead.

Duration:00:25:37

Creating Content that Reflects Your Changing Voice

2/26/2018
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In this episode, Doug shares the "stages of change" and the connection to how your vision and voice may change over time. Discover how your experiences can change the shape of your voice over time, and how to make sure that you are creating content that reflects the most current version of your vision and mission.

Duration:00:26:00

How to Create Real Change

2/12/2018
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In this episode, Doug shares his thoughts about how real change happens, and why we often don't take action to create the change that we want. Discover the biggest obstacle to change and how to overcome it, and the mindset shift you need to make to become a prolific creator.

Duration:00:25:19

How to Use Podcasting For Cultural Change with Elsie Escobar

2/5/2018
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This episode features an interview with podcasting advocate and mentor Elsie Escobar as she discusses her thoughts on how podcasting can be used for cultural change, and what needs to happen to improve access for all listeners. Elsie also shares her thoughts about the benefits of podcasting for women and some of her favorite podcasts produced and hosted by women. To learn more, visit www.elsieescobar.com

Duration:00:24:44

Having Faith in the Creative Process

1/29/2018
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In this episode Doug talks about the importance of having faith in the creative process and shares lessons learned from his own journey. Discover what you need to do in order to take the next step towards pursuing your creative dreams, and how to overcome fear and limiting thinking that can keep you stuck.

Duration:00:25:08

How to Start Sharing Your Voice

1/22/2018
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In this episode Doug shares tips for how to get started with sharing your voice in a bigger way, even if you have no following or social media presence. Discover why getting started is often the most challenging part of the journey and learn how to overcome limiting thinking that stops you from pursuing your passion.

Duration:00:25:49

How to Set Powerful Intentions for the New Year

1/8/2018
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In this episode Doug discusses intention, what it is, and how it differs from goal setting. Discover why setting an intention is so powerful and the 4 stages of intention. Doug also shares the paradox of working hard vs. letting go and how to incorporate both into your life in order to get maximum results.

Duration:00:25:39

How to Create "Illuminating" Content

12/18/2017
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In this episode, Doug explores the tradition of "light in the darkness" around the holiday season, including the tradition of Christmas lights, Hanukah Menorahs and other world traditions. He then explores how you can you use your voice to be a guiding light to your followers and why being a light doesn't mean that you have to have all the answers. Discover tips for creating transformational content and connecting on a soul level with your listeners, viewers and followers.

Duration:00:25:38

How to Be Creative During the Holiday Season

12/11/2017
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On this edition of Creating Change, Doug shares tips for tapping into your creativity during the holiday season. Discover the unique opportunities that arise during this time of year, and set yourself up to be more creative and productive in the new year. Doug reveals exercises for changing your perspective and connecting to your creative spirit.

Duration:00:25:45

How To Create From a Place of Acceptance

11/27/2017
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In this episode Doug shares the importance of self-acceptance and how to notice and challenge distorted beliefs about where our sense of worth comes from. Doug discusses how to increase your level of acceptance of yourself and others, and the benefits of doing so. Discover some of the traps inherent in creative success and failure, and how to think about the creative process in a way that is freeing and allows you to do your best work.

Duration:00:25:43

How to Increase Your Gratitude

11/20/2017
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On this edition of Creating Change, Doug shares daily practices to help you increase your sense of gratitude and well being. Discover the connection between gratitude and voice, and why engaging in gratitude practices can help you create better content. Finally, Doug shares what he is most grateful for this past year and how to be grateful even in the midst of challenges and loss.

Duration:00:25:38

Creating Your Own Definition of Success

11/6/2017
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On this edition of Creating Change, Doug Foresta discusses his thoughts on finding "true success" and how to create your own definition of success. Discover the different dimensions of success and how make sure to have a well rounded life. Doug also shares exercises to help you define and measure your own creative success.

Duration:00:25:56

How to Find Joy in the Struggle

10/23/2017
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One this edition of Creating Change, Doug Foresta discusses how to move through the inevitable setbacks and challenges that come up when we set out to do our life's work. Discover the wisdom that trees have to teach us, as well as the power of letting go. Doug shares stories and examples from his own client's about how they have been able to find joy in their work even when things didn't go according to plan and how you can too.

Duration:00:25:41

How to Create a Life You Love

10/9/2017
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In this episode, Doug Foresta shares tips about how to decide what you really want to do and how to create a life that is fulfilling and challenging. Discover what to look for when it comes to work and a career, and how to decide if you are really happy with your current career. Doug also shares stories from his own journey of shifting careers several times over the past decade and the takeaways he's learned along the way.

Duration:00:25:46

Developing a Growth Mindset

10/2/2017
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In this episode, Doug discusses Carol Dweck's work on how to develop a growth mindset, and shared tips and advice for overcoming limiting perceptions, stories and filters. Discover how we pick up limiting "filters" as we grow up and how those filters then get in the way of full creative expression, and what to do to move past those limitations.

Duration:00:25:40

The Power of Free Speech

9/25/2017
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In this episode Doug shares his reflections about the importance of being able to speak freely and why this is a fundamental human right. He also discusses how to balance out the need to protect free speech with speaking out against hate speech. Finally, he shares examples of how you can allow a diversity of voices, without compromising your values or being silent on issues that matter most to you.

Duration:00:25:49