Couples Therapy In Seven Words

Couples Therapy In Seven Words

Be Kind, Don‘t Panic, and Have Faith. Psychologist Dr. Bruce Chalmer and educator Judy Alexander talk about relationships, interview fascinating guests, and answer your questions.

Episodes

February 23, 2024 52 mins

For the video of this episode, visit https://brucechalmer.com/kathy-slaughter/.

What is polyamory? What can people in monogamous relationships learn from the experience of people practicing polyamory and other forms of ethical non-monogamy? Our guest in this episode, Kathy Slaughter, brings their own experience in a polyamorous family to their work with people considering and practicing polyamory.

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For the video of this episode, visit https://brucechalmer.com/eft-allison-jayne-ewing/.

For women who find themselves dating at midlife, often because of divorce, the prospects can seem dim. Our guest in this episode, Allison Jayne Ewing, works with women to help them clear internal blocks to successful dating, and open up to the excitement of falling in love again. Allison uses an approach called “Emotional Freedom Technique” (EFT...

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February 9, 2024 19 mins

For the video of this episode, visit https://brucechalmer.com/can-you-forgive-the-unforgivable/.

What does it mean to forgive when you've been betrayed? And how do you get there? Dr. Chalmer talks about three steps to forgiveness: forgive yourself, forgive whoever hurt you, and forgive God. (Huh?) Don't worry, he explains that last one.

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For the video of this episode, visit https://brucechalmer.com/nick-solaczek/.

What is Imago Relationship Therapy, and how can it help couples? Our guest in this episode is Nick Solaczek, who is certified as an Imago Relationship Coach, and has developed tools to help couples improve their relationships.

Do you have ideas for topics or guests for our podcast? Go to https://ctin7.com and send us a message. And you can also sign up fo...

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For the video of this episode, visit https://brucechalmer.com/ken-schafer/.

We’ve done lots of episodes about sex, but we haven’t talked specifically about erectile dysfunction before. Our guest in this episode, Ken Schafer, has dealt with ED himself, and along the way has become an expert on the subject who helps other men avoid some of the pitfalls he encountered.

Ken’s website is https://www.healthysexualitywithken.com/.

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For the video of this episode, visit https://brucechalmer.com/satya-lila/.

What is sacred sex, and how can couples explore its possibilities? Our guest in this episode, Satya Lila, teaches about sacred sexuality, its benefits for individuals and couples, and techniques that help it happen.

Satya’s website is https://satyalila.info/.

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For the video of this episode, go to https://brucechalmer.com/tantra-katrina-bos/.

When people hear “tantra,” at least in Western cultures, they usually think about techniques for mind-blowing sex. Our guest in this episode, Katrina Bos, does teach about tantric approaches to sex, but she recognizes that tantra is a spiritual path for living life in all its aspects, not just the sexual. Katrina points out that our seven words, “Be ...

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For the video of this episode, go to https://brucechalmer.com/mb-caschetta/.

Our guest for this episode, MB Caschetta, was shocked to find out that she had been disinherited by her father. We talk about how that betrayal affected her, and her journey toward healing, forgiveness, and spiritual growth.

MB’s website is https://www.mbcaschetta.com/.

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For the video of this episode, go to https://brucechalmer.com/shanenn-bryant/.

Our guest today, Shanenn Bryant, describes herself as  “a former insecure girl turned relationship confidence expert.” Through her own experiences of healing from toxic jealousy, Shanenn has developed resources to help her clients make the changes they need to gain confidence and improve their relationships.

Shanenn’s website is https://www.topself.com/.

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December 22, 2023 11 mins

The video of this episode is at https://brucechalmer.com/judy-comes-out/.

In this brief episode, we re-introduce the podcast, and offer you a chance to win a free gift. And (ta-da!) Judy reveals a secret we’ve been keeping for months! (No, she’s not pregnant.)

Want to comment? Argue? Complain? Do you have ideas for topics or guests for our podcast? Go to https://ctin7.com and send us a message. And you can also sign up for Dr. Chal...

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For the video of this episode, go to https://brucechalmer.com/danny-j/.

Betrayal can happen in a lot of ways, and our guest in this episode, Danny-J Johnson, tells us about her own experiences and what she has learned from them. Danny found out as a teenager that her biological father was a sperm donor, and then as an adult discovered through DNA testing that she has dozens of biological half-siblings. She also went through discove...

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For the video of this episode, go to https://brucechalmer.com/lisa-gray/.

How can conflict be healthy for a couple? Our guest, Lisa Gray, tells us about how she helps couples learn the skills of healthy conflict. Lisa’s book is Healthy Conflict, Happy Couple: How to Let Go of Blame and Grow Stronger Together.

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For the video of this episode, go to https://brucechalmer.com/larry-bilotta/.

How can one person change a marriage? Our guest, Larry Bilotta, used his own experience of transforming a “marriage hell” into a thriving partnership to develop ideas to help people heal their relationships by healing themselves.

Larry’s website is https://larrybilotta.com.

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For the video of this episode, go to https://brucechalmer.com/emily-hart/.

Our guest, Emily Hart, tells us what she learned from a series of relationships that went badly, how she turned her life around with the help of some powerful therapeutic modalities, and how she has gone on to help others. She tells us how she uses Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and hypnotherapy in her work as a coach and trainer. And there’s a happy-endi...

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For the video of this episode, go to https://brucechalmer.com/sex-therapy-and-the-gottman-method-an-interview-with-dr-heidi-sauder/.

Our guest in this episode is Dr. Heidi Sauder, a psychologist and sex therapist who works with couples. Dr. Sauder is trained and certified in the Gottman Method, an approach to couples therapy pioneered by Drs. John and Julie Gottman. Dr. Sauder tells us how her training and experience in sex therapy...

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October 16, 2023 16 mins

You can view the video of this episode at https://brucechalmer.com/moral-clarity/.

If you consider yourself to be someone who is concerned about social justice, and justify the actions of Hamas based on that concern, we have a message for you. We don’t expect to convince you. But we hope to invite you to examine your own moral compass.

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The video of this episode is at https://brucechalmer.com/cross-dresses-lost-his-job-and-complains-about-my-cleaning/.

What a smorgasbord of problems! What they have in common is that the woman doing the search for help with these issues doesn't feel able to talk about it with her husband. We talk about some listener comments on earlier podcasts about cross-dressing, and take a detour into rants (from Bruce) about the effects of ide...

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The video of this episode is at https://brucechalmer.com/embracing-and-healing-shame-an-interview-with-sheila-rubin-and-bret-lyon/.

We’ve all experienced shame. It’s painful! But, as our guests in this episode point out, shame is not only necessary, but it can also be helpful. How can we transform shame from a destructive force to an ally? Check out our interview and find out.

Sheila and Bret’s website is https://healingshame.com/.

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September 22, 2023 45 mins

What is teshuvah? And what does it have to do with couples therapy? We recorded this podcast between the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and talk about how the themes of return, repentance, and reflection, all aspects of the concept of teshuvah, are intimately related to the work of healing couples. We both get verklempt as we talk about it!

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The video of this episode is at https://brucechalmer.com/helping-couples-deal-with-infertility-an-interview-with-rena-gower/.

Infertility is a very common issue for couples, and dealing with the stresses, the losses, and the array of difficult choices often results in conflict for couples. Our guest in this episode, Rena Gower, is a clinical social worker who helps individuals and couples cope with a wide variety of issues related ...

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