The Gaslight Effect Podcast

The Gaslight Effect Podcast

Gaslight (/ˈɡaslīt/). Verb. Manipulating someone by psychological means into questioning their own reality. The Gaslight Effect podcast is hosted by Dr. Robin Stern, co-founder of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and author of the best-selling book, The Gaslight Effect. On her podcast, Robin helps listeners identify gaslighting, to escape the destructive dynamic and reclaim their reality.

Episodes

April 9, 2024 58 mins

A QUICK WARNING: This episode contains discussions of traumatic events, violence, child abuse, sexual abuse, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, and graphic language. Listener discretion is advised.

On this episode, Dr. Robin Stern dives into the extraordinary journey of Jessica Willis Fisher—a tale of survival, resilience, and the relentless pursuit of truth.

Jessica's story unfolds with the haunting echoes of a tumultuous chi...

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A QUICK WARNING: This episode contains discussions of traumatic events, violence, child abuse, sexual abuse, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts, anxiety, depression, and graphic language. Listener discretion is advised.

Welcome to the Gaslight Effect Podcast, where we explore stories of courage, healing, and transformation. On this episode, Dr. Robin Stern has the privilege of speaking with Lucas Mack, a visionary leader who gu...

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IS social media toxic for women and girls?  On this episode, Dr. Kara Alaimo, author of "Over the Influence: Why Social Media is Toxic for Women and Girls - And How We Can Take It Back," hashes it out with Dr. Robin Stern.

Kara is a communication professor at Fairleigh Dickinson, where she created the university’s programs in social media, and has been writing for CNN Opinion about the social impact of social media and issues affe...

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On this episode, Dr. Robin Stern dives into the transformative journey of Emily Paulson - a beacon of courage, resilience, and authenticity in the realm of wellness and empowerment.

Emily Paulson's remarkable journey, chronicled in her books "Highlight Real: Finding Honesty & Recovery Beyond the Filtered Life" and "Hey, Hun: Sales, Sisterhood, Supremacy, and the Other Lies Behind Multilevel Marketing," offers profound insights into...

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On this episode, Dr. Robin Stern has a conversation with Dr. Craig Dowden, a renowned psychologist, executive coach, and author who specializes in unraveling the complexities of gaslighting and its impact on individuals and organizations.

For over 25 years, Craig has been fascinated by the links between positive psychology and the practice of leadership excellence, so much so that he pursued his PhD in Psychology and Business. His ...

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On this episode, Dr. Robin Stern engages in a candid conversation with Tracey O'Connell MD, integrative health coach and seasoned medical professional, as they unravel the complexities of gaslighting within the healthcare industry.

Having spent decades navigating the intricate web of medical practice, Tracey opens up about the often unspoken reality of gaslighting experienced by health professionals themselves. From subtle dismissa...

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On this episode, Dr. Robin Stern dives into the world of emotional intelligence and gaslighting with psychologist and acclaimed author, Daniel Goleman.

Daniel Goleman has left an indelible mark in psychology with his groundbreaking work on emotional intelligence. As an accomplished author, his insights have not only enriched our understanding of the human psyche. Daniel's work has also paved the way for transformative conversations...

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On this episode, Dr. Robin Stern interviews Hannah Husain, an eighteen year old student researching gaslighting interactions in relationships - particularly in teenagers.

Hannah's first encounter with gaslighting occured when her friend had wanted to go to a concert, and was unintentionally gaslighted by her mom into not going. 

Robin and Hannah discuss how, even if parents are not intentionally meaning to gaslight, the effect on t...

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On this episode Dr. Robin Stern shares a conversation with Dr. Arghavan Salles that is both crucial and empowering. Dr. Salles wears many hats—she's a skilled surgeon, a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion, and an expert in confronting gaslighting in medicine.

Dr. Arghavan Salles gained global attention not just for her expertise but for her remarkable courage and resilience during the spring of 2020. As the COVID-19 pa...

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On this episode, Dr. Robin Stern talks with Dakota Adams, son of Stewart Rhodes, the founder and leader of the Oath Keepers organization. Dakota opens up about a life that was not only entangled with the controversial Oath Keepers but also shadowed by the dark clouds of gaslighting and abuse.

Gaslighting, a form of psychological manipulation that seeks to make victims doubt their reality, is a theme woven into the fabric of Dakota...

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On this episode, Dr. Robin Stern guides us through the captivating and deeply personal journey of Dr. Kerry McAvoy - a story marked by heartbreak, betrayal, and the insidious effects of gaslighting.

As a devoted mother, wife, and psychologist, Kerry's life took an unexpected turn after the loss of her first husband. Her second marriage seemed perfect until an unknown woman's text shattered the illusion. The words, "I’ve been dating...

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On this episode, the intricate realms of gaslighting, human behavior and emotional intelligence intersect, as Dr. Robin Stern talks with her colleague and good friend, Dr. Marc Brackett.  Dr. Brackett is the Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and author of "Permission to Feel." 

On this episode, Dr. Stern and Dr. Brackett unravel the subtle dynamics of gaslighting, a pervasive issue affecting relationships, wo...

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On this episode Dr. Robin Stern talks with attorney Evan D. Schein, a seasoned attorney and partner at Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein LLP.

Evan brings a wealth of experience in family law to the conversation. If you're curious about the legal nuances of relationships and the complexities of prenuptial agreements, this is the episode for you.

As a divorce lawyer in New York City, Evan has been lucky to meet fascinating people and w...

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On this episode, Dr. Robin Stern talks with Amanda Knox - a woman who, at a young age, found herself entangled in the complexities of the Italian legal system, her name echoed around the globe.  Robin and Amanda  illuminate the darker corners of her story, focusing on the glaring presence of gaslighting.

Amanda Knox is an exoneree, journalist, public speaker, and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir, Waiting to Be Heard...

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On this episode, Dr. Robin Stern talks with Brian Dretke and Dr. Debra Rosenzweig

Brian Dretke is a legal professional with a rich history of service and dedication. Hailing from a background in law enforcement, Brian's journey took a turn into the legal arena, where he became a stalwart advocate for those who have experienced medical malpractice. His insights into the legal intricacies of medical negligence bring a unique perspe...

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On this episode, Dr. Robin Stern delves into a story that unearths the chilling depths of gaslighting, the indomitable strength of the human spirit, and the power of inspiration.

Robin's guest, Collier Landry, has navigated a path marked by the most unthinkable circumstances.  Collier's story is a harrowing tale of a murder that rocked his world and the insidious web of gaslighting that ensnared him. 

Collier is the central figure ...

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On this special 9/11 episode, Dr. Robin Stern talks with Dr. George Bonanno.  

Dr. Bonanno is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University's Teachers College and internationally recognized for his pioneering research on human resilience in the face of loss and potential trauma. He is recognized by the Web of Science as amon...
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On this episode, Dr. Robin Stern talks with Erika Sánchez.  

From Erika's website:

"Erika L. Sánchez is the daughter of Mexican immigrants. Her debut poetry collection, Lessons on Expulsion, was published by Graywolf in July 2017, and was a finalist for the PEN America Open Book Award.

Her debut young adult novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, published in October 2017 by Knopf Books for Young Readers, was a New York Time...

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On this episode, Dr. Robin Stern talks with Phil Franks, co-founder, along with his wife Krista, of Owl & Key, a transformational lifestyle design company. 

Phil and Krista created Owl & Key - in their own words - to be "Intentionally working toward a new reality where our most valuable resource (time) was spent where and how it mattered most to us. We wanted to be present with our children and loved ones. We wanted to invest in tr...

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