You don't have to have a clinical diagnosis of PTSD to experience trauma and the influence it has on your feelings and behaviors. A traumatic (or repeated traumatic)experiences can have a profound impact on the way we live our lives and on our relationships. In episode 10, Lena and Bob interview trauma specialist Melanie Shapiro of the Viva Center and unpack everything related to trauma and healing.
Part 3 of communications breakdown explains the way Bob and Lena use Imago relationship therapy to help couples communicate effectively and restore their connection. Get a crash course in this highly effective way to work with couples.
Part 2 of Communications Breakdown continues the discussion on why couples fight, the things that couples do that predict break up or divorce and continued tips to break the cycle of conflict and increase healthy communication and connection.
Bob and Lena discuss the communication breakdown that happens when couples fight. Find out what leads to communication breakdown in relationships, why it happens and strategies to help you strengthen the communication in your relationship (part 1 of 2)
It's universal- most people are their own worst critic. So many people have an inner critic that prevents them from living a full and authentic life. Bob and Lena are joined by Dr. Lauren Mays (a psychologist with expertise on the inner critic) and discuss all things related to the inner critic, including strategies to help tame it. Music by Lena and Bob's Technical Producer Midlo (album Queen Street).
Are you depressed? Do you know someone who is depressed? What's the difference between being clinically depressed vs. situationally depressed? How do grief, trauma, spiritual crisis and culture contribute to depression? What do we do about it and how do we get better?
In episode 1, Bob and Lena explore the many complexities of rape culture in 2017. How do history, culture and gender roles contribute? What is toxic masculinity vs. healthy masculinity? What about socialization and messages children receive? Do men and women experience sexuality differently? How does pop culture contribute to this? What is our collective responsibility in creating and preventing rape culture? WARNING: sensitive and disturbing content is discussed.