Talking Brains

Talking Brains

A podcast about therapy and what makes your brain happy. Hosted by best-selling author and therapist Stephanie Moulton Sarkis PhD. www.stephaniesarkis.com... Show More

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Research in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has found it to be an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, and ADHD.  CBT can also help you cope with life stressors, including dealing with difficult people.   Our guest is Seth Gillihan PhD, a licensed psychologist and author.  He is the author of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple, and the creator of The CBT Deck: 101 Practices to Improve Thoughts. ... Read more

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Financial/Economic abuse is present in 99% of domestic violence cases.  It's a way that abusers/gaslighters/narcissists gain power and control in a relationship.  Find out how to identify financial/economic abuse, and learn what you can do to protect yourself and your children.  Resources: National Domestic Violence Hotline at www.thehotline.org or 1-800-799-7233; domestic violence pro bono legal services guide at &n... Read more

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What should you do when your boss is a narcissist or sociopath?  How should you cope when your boss continually harasses you and sabotages your work?  Learn the answers to these questions, and discover how to protect yourself.   Stephanie Sarkis PhD is the host of Talking Brains and the author of Gaslighting: How to Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People and Break Free.  There is a whole chap... Read more

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I've had several people contact me and ask me, "What if my partner meets only a few characteristics of a gaslighter?  Should I leave?" In this podcast I detail 11 warning signs of a gaslighter, plus information to help you decide if it is time to leave.  Stephanie Sarkis PhD is the author of Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People - and Break Free. www.stephaniesarkis.com

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April 22, 2019 14 min

Gaslighters are terrible at giving gifts....and they can be equally as terrible at receiving them.  What do you say when you get stung by the gaslighter over a gift? 

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Collaborative divorce helps families heal when parents' relationships change.  Jeremy Gaies PsyD is a licensed psychologist and certified family mediator who specializes in helping divorcing families pursue peaceful solutions.  Dr. Gaies is the author of “A Clear and Easy Guide to Collaborative Divorce” and the co-author of “Mindful Co-Parenting: A Child-Friendly Path Through Divorce.” The host of Talking Brains is S... Read more

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Malevolence or "monster" obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) includes obsessions about hurting other people.  Licensed psychologist Seth J. Gillihan PhD gives us more info about malevolence OCD, including treatment. Dr. Gillihan is a clinical assistant professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.  His books include Overcoming OCD: A Journey to Recovery. His website is www.sethgillihan.com.  Talking Brai... Read more

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This episode I'm joined by Torraine Walker to discuss racial bias in media - specifically the ways in which the media tends to portray white alleged offenders as "innocent" and people of color alleged offenders as "guilty".  (Thank you Torraine for describing our discussion so well!) We also talk about what you can do to combat this bias.  Torraine Walker is a writer, journalist, and social media influencer with over 50 b... Read more

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Learn how collaborative law, a non-adversarial way to settle issues, can help make life less stressful when you are going through a divorce or separation.  Special guest is attorney and published author Adam Cordover JD at www.familydiplomacy.com and based in Tampa, Florida.  Talking Brains is hosted by Stephanie Sarkis PhD at www.stephaniesarkis.com

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Meet Aston Bright MBA. Aston is the founder and administrator of the Facebook group Off the Grid: Political Talk, Current Events, Social Issues & True Crime. Learn how to become a "psychological ninja" in order to successfully manage a 3,000 member group. Talking Brains is hosted by Stephanie Sarkis PhD. www.stephaniesarkis.com

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Is your energy running low? Viewing your energy as a bank account can stop you from being "overdrawn". Irene Kerzhnerman PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist with offices in Boca Raton, Florida. With over 20 years experience, she has been trained to understand the relationship between the body and mind and to help people maximize their overall health. She can be found at www.drireneonline.com. Talking Brains is hosted by Stephan... Read more

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Mark Bertin MD discusses child development and parenting - valuable information that can also be found in his newest book, "How Children Thrive: The Practical Science of Raising Independent, Resilient, and Happy Kids". Dr. Bertin can be found at www.developmentaldoctor.com. Talking Brains is hosted by Stephanie Sarkis PhD. www.stephaniesarkis.com

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Feeling an increase in anxiety and burnout, especially in the last couple of years? I speak with Anthony Quaglieri PhD LMHC BCC about this rise in disillusionment, feeling unsafe, and triggering of past trauma. We talk about a protocol for intervening when you see someone being harassed, how solution-focused therapy helps with anxiety, and the importance of calling up a friend to help them vote. You do have the power to make change... Read more

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How does trauma affect memory creation and retrieval? How does blackout drinking impact memory recall? Rick Moskovitz MD is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist and vintage being, who had the privilege for 37 years of sharing in his patients’ stories while leading his own imperfect life. He is the author of Lost in the Mirror: an inside look at Borderline Personality Disorder and Carousel Music: a novel, based on the controversy around ... Read more

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Gaslighting is a series of manipulative behaviors designed to make you question your reality. But what is gaslighting, and how do you know if you are in a relationship with a gaslighter? Stephanie Moulton Sarkis PhD, author of "Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People - and Break Free" lets you know characteristics of gaslighters, and the most effective way to handle being in a relationship with one. (Hint... Read more

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September 19, 2018 31 min

ADHD can really take a toll on your sex life and your relationship. We haven't had a lot of research on ADHD and sex - until now. Ari Tuckman PsyD MBA conducted a 3,000 person survey of people with ADHD and their non-ADHD partners about their sex lives - level of satisfaction, frequency, infidelity, and much more. What he found may surprise you - and also make you feel a sense of relief. Dr. Tuckman also gives tips for improving y... Read more

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September 12, 2018 36 min

Is your therapist the real deal, or could they be an imposter? How about if they just aren't that good? I talk with Rebecca Amster Esq. MS about being a smart therapy consumer. Rebecca is a family law attorney and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern. Find her at Amster Family Law on Facebook and on Twitter at @qrebekah. www.stephaniesarkis.com Twitter: @stephaniesarkis

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