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Creating Change with Doug Foresta

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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 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


How to Shift Your Story

9/18/2017
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Doug shares tips for identifying the stories that get in the way of sharing your voice and creating the change you'd like to see in the world. Discover how to get unstuck from limiting stories and discover what you'd really like to do. Doug shares his own story about his online journey so far and what he's learned along the way.

Duration: 00:25:58


How to Set Intentions and Live a Purposeful Life

9/11/2017
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In this episode Doug shares his own reflections on being in New York City during 9/11 and what he learned from the event. He shares tips about how to set intentions in your life and how to live with more meaning and purpose. Discover how to make the most of your gifts and talents in a way that serves others and leaves a lasting legacy.

Duration: 00:25:55


How to Change The World

8/28/2017
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Can one person change the world? What would that look like? In today's episode, Doug shares his thoughts on changing the world in ways, big and small, and some of the biggest misconceptions that people have when it comes to creating positive social change. Discover why just "being a good person" is not enough and how to have a bigger and more lasting impact.

Duration: 00:25:50


How to Make a Successful Career Transition With Bill O'Hanlon

8/21/2017
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This episode features an interview with renowned psychotherapist, speaker and author Bill O' Hanlon as he discusses his own story of making a transition towards becoming a professional songwriter. Bill shares insights about how to know when it's the right time to make a change, and how to connect with people who can help you move forward in your journey. The episode also features one of Bill's original songs, titled "Dreams Come True".

Duration: 00:25:56


How to Access Your Inner Guidance

8/14/2017
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In this episode Doug shares practical tips for accessing your own inner guidance system to help you figure out what is true for you and what you most need to say or do at any given time. Discover how to combine the wisdom of your head and heart and a 6 step system for getting a handle on even the most difficult situations.

Duration: 00:26:02


The Introvert's Advantage

8/7/2017
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This week, Doug explains why introverts can have an advantage over extroverts when it comes to getting their message out in the world. Discover what extroverts can learn from introverts, and how introverts can leverage their strengths to create an impactful message, build community and get their voice heard.

Duration: 00:25:41


How to Get Heard Above the Noise

7/24/2017
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In this episode Doug shares some principles for getting your message out in the world in a big way. Discover how to create a bond and connection with your followers, and why that connection is key to being "heard above the noise".

Duration: 00:25:56


When To Speak Up and When to Be Silent

7/17/2017
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It's obviously important to speak up on behalf of social change, but are there times when it is best to be silent? In this episode Doug shares how to have more impact by staying silent at time, and how to determine whether to speak up or be silent in order to have the most impact.

Duration: 00:25:51


How to Stay Positive On Social Media

7/10/2017
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Doug shares tips for dealing with negativity and online "trolls" and the things you should never do when dealing with both. Discover principles for staying focused and positive, and how to share your voice and create change even in the midst of conflict and turmoil.

Duration: 00:25:26


Social Media Lessons From Couples Counseling - Part Two

6/26/2017
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In the second part of this series, Doug shares the model of the "Sound Relationship House" from Dr. John Gottman and how it can be applied towards building an online audience. Discover how to create a positive and influential relationship with your social media connections and how to become a true leader.

Duration: 00:25:53


Social Media Lessons From Couples Counseling - Part One

6/19/2017
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In the first part of this two part series, Doug shares tips for communicating effectively via social media and online from his experience as a therapist working with couples. Discover the 4 things you should never do online and how to manage conflict effectively.

Duration: 00:25:42


How to Share Your Unforgettable Story With Nikki Groom

6/5/2017
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In this episode, content marketing expert Nikki Groom shares her own story of overcoming being painfully shy and sharing her voice, and discusses tips for how you can share your unforgettable story and build your brand. Discover how to stop playing small and market yourself and your business in a way that is consistent with your authentic self.

Duration: 00:26:19

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