Experts Connect (with HelpMeSara & guest)

Experts Connect (with HelpMeSara & guest)

Sara Dimerman, Psychologist and Author of parenting and relationship books, interviews guests with expertise on a variety of relevant topics, to share what they know with you.... Show More

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Sara Dimerman in conversation with occupational therapist, Therese Oldfield. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:

  • What driver anxiety means
  • How and why this type of anxiety impacts not just drivers, but passengers and pedestrians too
  • Some of the reasons people develop this anxiety
  • Treatment approaches to helping overcome driver, passenger or pedestrian anxiety
  • Factors that impact the success of a program that help...
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    Sara Dimerman in conversation with executive coach, corporate trainer and author, Kathleen Redmond. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:

  • What a healthy workplace environment looks like
  • The relationship between character and culture
  • The key players in an organization and their role in creating a healthy work environment
  • How important communication is in the workplace and how it is best encouraged
  • How leaders can ma...
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    Sara Dimerman in conversation with Psychologist, Donna Jacobs. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:

  • The most common types of anxiety, such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety and Panic Disorder
  • How to tell the difference between when you're feeling "normal" nervousness about something versus when there are signs and symptoms of a diagnosable anxiety condition
  • Why some people are more anxi...
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    Sara Dimerman in conversation with Emmy award winning writer and producer, Susan McLennan. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:

  • What we mean by helping little children make sense of their big world and why this is so important
  • Some of what little kids have to make sense of now compared to when we were growing up
  • Who Susan and Mike are and the work that they do to help children and their families
  • What parents can ...
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    Sara Dimerman in conversation with Dr. Kathy McCoy. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:

  • Whether or not estrangement mostly occurs between adult children and their parents, or as regularly between siblings or other family members, and why
  • How estrangement may filter from one generation to others
  • Whether or not estrangement is typically mutually agreed up or unilateral
  • How the "abandoned" person might resp...
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    Sara Dimerman in conversation with Lisa Freud Goldman. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:

  • What a crisis means
  • What happens to our mental and physical health when we're going through a crisis?
  • Some of the signs and symptoms that the crisis is taking a toll on us
  • Lisa's Lifestyle Lessons as a way of guarding ourselves against getting physically or mentally unwell during periods of crisis
  • Factors that affec...
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    Sara Dimerman in conversation with Colin Chan. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:

  • What trauma or being traumatized means
  • What PTSD - post traumatic stress disorder - means
  • How one can tell if they've been traumatized or have PTSD
  • What causes one to be traumatized
  • Whether the effects of being traumatized can go away on their own or if one always needs treatment
  • Some treatment options and who is best suited to ...
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    It's normal to be influenced and affected by what we think or know others want from us. Sometimes, we do and say things in order to make others happy, and in turn, sacrifice our true selves. This may be unintentional, especially since we don't always know our authentic selves or what will make us feel most fulfilled or purposeful. Sara Dimerman in conversation with Dr. Mary Filice, as you begin your journey towards self dis...

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    Top of the new year resolution list for many people is losing weight or going on "diet." Now that I've spoken to Registered Dietician Shauna Lindzon, I am inspired to change that item on my list to read "Change lifestyle for healthier living" rather than "lose weight to look better." Listen here to be inspired yourself.

    Sara Dimerman in conversation with Shauna Lindzon. Over the course of this episode y...

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    Times are not what they used to be. Gone are the days when you could safely wait until your children were just about to hit puberty to talk to them about sex and sexuality. Now they either stumble across pornography or seek it out. Often, the messages they get and the images they receive portrays sex in a way that can be traumatizing. Psychologist, Dr. Jillian Roberts, has helped children and their parents navigate the complex sexu...

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    Sara Dimerman in conversation with Ann Douglas. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:

  • Why parents need distractions
  • Whether technology is what distracts us most these days and why
  • The impact that being a distracted parent has on our children, ourselves and on the development of our relationship with our child
  • How we can become more mindful about modelling intentional distraction
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    It's easy to label oneself or one's child a "procrastinator" and to assume that once one, always one. But is procrastination part of one's personality or a choice and are there roadblocks that stand between procrastination and productivity? For answers to these questions, I turned to Dr. Joanne Foster. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:

  • What procrastination means
  • Whether procrastination is...
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    Many people, despite having goals, feel that there are roadblocks in their way. I contacted Gorett Reis, a life and career coach, for her views on what may be keeping them from moving forward, and what they can do about it. Over the course of this episode, you will learn more about:

  • Top traits, identified as roadblocks, for people who feel that they are unable to reach their life or career goals
  • What being a perfectionist looks like...
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    I have always been a fan of Dr. Ross Greene's work. I have read his books and attended several of his workshops and lectures. Most recently, I participated in a two day conference, led by him, in Toronto. I was inspired and grateful to learn more about his collaborative approach to working with kids of all ages, and honoured that he agreed to join me as a guest on this podcast, in order to impart some of his wisdom to you, too....

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    I invited Amanda Cupido to connect with me on the topic of producing a powerful podcast. Her enthusiasm is contagious and her concise, informative way of sharing what she knows will help you get started or grow. Over the course of this episode, you will learn more about:

  • What a podcast is
  • The different types and genres of podcasts
  • Whether or not there is a magic length for a podcast
  • The essential ingredients/tools required for a power...
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    In conversation with Katharine Love as she candidly shares her journey from self loathing to self loving. Over the course of this podcast, you will learn more about:

  • Katharine's early beginnings and how she was shaped by her family's response being "different"
  • What the word "crooked" means to her
  • How her diagnosis of Moebius Syndrome changed the path she was on
  • What else contributed towards her self loathing an...
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    Janyce Lastman and I have previously collaborated on several podcasts. So when she approached me about this one, I was glad because, with recent news headlines related to happenings in a well private school in Toronto, this is more timely of a topic than ever.

    Janyce offered to help parents explain, contextualize and cope with incidents such as those in the news and to help parents learn how to reduce the chances that their child...

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    Now that marijuana has being legalized in Canada, what changes, other than the obvious, will this bring about? How can we make sure that we are as knowledgeable about the impact of weed on our bodies and our brains as possible, and how are we going to ensure that our beliefs and behaviours are modelling the responsible use of drugs, so that our children do not get the message that just because something is legal, that its safe. I i...

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    Sara Dimerman in conversation with Dr. Daniella Astorino. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:

  • Different kinds of headaches and how common each is
  • Some of the ways we can manage each of these - On our own? With the help of a health practitioner?
  • The difference between a headache and a migraine?
  • How migraines are treated?
  • Some red flags that our headache may be more than one of the typical kinds, and then what to d...
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    Sara Dimerman in conversation with Sheri Van Dijk. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about:

  • What emotional regulation means
  • Why some people experience problems managing emotions
  • Why it's so important that we learn to regulate our emotions as we grow
  • Some of the warning signs that someone has not learnt how to regulate their emotions
  • The consequences of not being able to regulate our emotions
  • Strategies and treatmen...
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