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Being human is hard work. Let Psych With Mike be your users manual to make it a little easier. Psych With Mike started as a radio show in 2017 and has now evolved into a podcast. The show explores topical events from a psychological perspective and gives insightful, practical and expert information. Psych With Mike is presented by two individuals with more than 60 years of clinical experience between them.

Being human is hard work. Let Psych With Mike be your users manual to make it a little easier. Psych With Mike started as a radio show in 2017 and has now evolved into a podcast. The show explores topical events from a psychological perspective and gives insightful, practical and expert information. Psych With Mike is presented by two individuals with more than 60 years of clinical experience between them.
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Being human is hard work. Let Psych With Mike be your users manual to make it a little easier. Psych With Mike started as a radio show in 2017 and has now evolved into a podcast. The show explores topical events from a psychological perspective and gives insightful, practical and expert information. Psych With Mike is presented by two individuals with more than 60 years of clinical experience between them.

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English


Episodes

Loneliness During the Holiday Season

12/7/2018
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Many people feel lonely and disconnected during the holidays even though the popularized message is that this is the time of year when we "should" fell most connected. This incongruency often leads to an internalization of the perception that there is something wrong with me rather than that there is something wrong with the popular message. We discuss loneliness and communication and talk about ways to mitigate these feelings. Here is a short article on coping with loneliness during the...

Duration:00:15:01

The Norman Rockwell Christmas

11/30/2018
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Norman Rockwell attempted to capture his impression of the New England town in which he lived in his paintings. These works embody for some a snapshot of our "Best America". Rockwell's paintings of Christmas images and his Saturday Evening Post covers are idealized images of the perfect Christmas ideal for many. But is this a fair or even realistic expectation? Psych with Mike discusses idealized/commercialized messages about Christmas and how to create your own story.

Duration:00:12:56

Gift Giving During the Holidays

11/23/2018
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It is often difficult to know how many gifts to give to your child or how much to spend. We discuss the topic and provide insight into gift-giving in general and at holiday time specifically.

Duration:00:19:14

Dealing with Difficult People Over the Holidays

11/16/2018
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Over the holidays we all face the challenge of having to deal with difficult individuals. We discuss ways of facing this challenge and getting through the holidays in the spirit of hope. The author of the book referenced by Dr. Mahon is Gary Chapman and a link to information about the five love languages along with a short quiz to identify your love language is provided below. 5 Love Languages: https://www.5lovelanguages.com/

Duration:00:12:18

Trauma Issues Around the Holidays

11/9/2018
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It is often difficult for people to know how to handle trauma and its after-effects, especially around the holidays. We have a discussion and offer helpful advice for getting through the holidays healthy and with as little retraumatization as possible.

Duration:00:18:50

Extended Conversation About Object Relations and Self Psycholgy

11/2/2018
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This weeks episode continues the conversation about Theoretical Orientation from the last episode. This week Dr. Mahon is solo since Brett Newcomb is as they say "on assignment". An article on Self Psychology originated by Heinz Kohut is provided as a bonus material button. Please send us any questions or comment through the contact tab at the top of the Psych with Mike page.

Duration:00:31:17

A Discussion of Theoretical Orientation

11/1/2018
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It is important for individual therapists to have what is known as a Theoretical Orientation. This is the therapists understanding of how human pathology develops and the most effective ways of treating it. For Brett, his theoretical orientation is from an experiential psychology perspective. This includes humanistic psychology elements from the school of Carl Rogers as well as existential psychology particularly Irvin Yalom. For Michael, this understanding is rooted in the work of Anna...

Duration:00:27:49