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  • 01:14

    The 3 Phases of Limerence (Being Madly in Love) - The Dr. Joe Show

    in Psychology

    When Dr. Tennov introduced the concept in the 1970s, it was mostly rejected. We encounter marriage counselors who have never heard of it. But the research is solid. PhD's including anthropologists and biologists and more study it, even having brain scans that teach us much about it. It's called limerence. It is a state of being "madly in love' to the point that it becomes obsessive and affects the way a person feels, acts, and thinks. It is powerful. It can be beautiful. It often is destructive.
    If you search the internet for the word, you'll find many sites discussing it. Unfortunately, some of those are by people who read an article or two - maybe even Tennov's book from back in the day - and think themselves knowledgeable. Some confidently cite things about limerence that Tennov said that we now know by further research not to be the case. Therefore, be careful with what you read on the internet about it. It may lead you to some very wrong conclusions...and those to very wrong actions.
    Our knowledge of limerence comes not only from continuing to examine scholarly research, but from the hundreds of thousands of people who have been through workshops, courses, and seminars developed by Dr. Joe Beam. We carefully observe people in our 911 workshops for marriages in crisis who are in limerence. We have done before and after scientific profiles on many. We have in-depth dialogue with others. We have found that limerence has three phases......and that limerence ends......always.
    In this program, Dr. Beam discusses the three phases of limerence. He explains what happens within the limerent during each. He explains shy some who end limerence don't go back to their lives as before...and how to help overcome limerence.
     

  • 01:20

    Narcissism

    in Psychology

    Objectivists often use this term to describe someone whom others call “egoistic” - a someone who brags in order to get the admiration of others (rather than valuing their own accomplishments for their own sake) and is therefore virulently second-handed. For example, Objectivists will point to Trump’s self-aggrandizement: “I will give you everything. I will give you what you've been looking for for 50 years. I'm the only one.” as narcissistic. These Objectivists probably aren’t wrong, but I find the usage dangerous. My purpose is to share what I’ve learned about narcissism, because I think Objectivism has some uniquely insightful things to say about this personality disorder.

  • 00:30

    Does Harvey Weinstein Have A Sex Addiction?

    in Psychology

    Dr. Stanton Peele and Zach Rhoads engage in a clinical conversaton about Harvey Weinstein and recent allegations of sexual abuse and rape. Several questions have surfaced after this week's news that Weinstein has diagnosed himself with a sex addiction; Stanton and Zach address a few: 
    - Is sex addiction real? 
    - Does sex addiction adequately describe Weinstein's behavior? 
    - Is it possible he has some other kind of addiction? 
    - If it's true that he's addicted (to sex or anything else), what does that mean in terms of legal consequences? 
    Life Process Program
    www.lifeprocessprogram.com
    Stanton Peele Psychology Today Article on Harvey Weinstein: 
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/addiction-in-society/201710/is-harvey-weinstein-addicted-love
    Zach Rhoads' MEDIUM Blog on Harvey Weinstein: 
    https://medium.com/@zrhoadsconsulting/does-harvey-weinstein-have-a-sex-addiction-f77edc84537a
    Follow Zach On Twitter:
    @rhoadsoda

  • 01:01

    MyNDTALK – Another Kind Of Madness – Dr. Stephen P. Hinshaw

    in Psychology

    MyNDTALK – Another Kind Of Madness – Dr. Stephen P. Hinshaw
    Families are riddled with untold secrets. But Stephen Hinshaw never imagined that a profound secret was kept under lock and key for 18 years within his family--that his father's mysterious absences, for months at a time, resulted from serious mental illness and involuntary hospitalizations. From the moment his father revealed the truth, during Hinshaw's first spring break from college, he knew his life would change forever. Hinshaw calls this revelation his "psychological birth." After years of experiencing the ups and downs of his father's illness without knowing it existed, Hinshaw began to piece together the silent, often terrifying history of his father's life--in great contrast to his father's presence and love during periods of wellness. ...

  • 00:45

    Slaying the Dragon:The History of Addiction in America with Rich & Melissa Jones

    in Psychology

    Husband, father, CEO, and Recovery Cartel host, Rich Jones discusses the book Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America by author William L. White with his wife, Melissa.
    Melissa Jones is a boundary setting ninja and family recovery expert. Her personal experience and unwavering support of the Recovery Cartel has been integral to the mission. Her story embodies an all too common experience for the spouse married to someone in active addiction. Melissa and Rich have been married for 25 years. They have been able to negotiate the challenges of addiction and the marriage has survived, despite some very difficult moments. Melissa provides tangible advice and her family recovery experience is a source of hope; especially for spouses as they work through a loved one’s active addiction. 
    www.recoverycartel.com

  • 00:29

    More Stories From and About Psycho"therapy"

    in Psychology

    "Therapy" when done properly helps free people from life stories that utilize moral judgments as if they were observations and descriptions. To judge an individual (self or other) rather than understand the motives and life circumstances of that individual is to stifle any attempt at a real understanding of that individual. I am not suggesting that we should not judge the actions others or ourselves but do so after, or along side of understanding the behaviors that worry or offend us. "Therapy" creates a non-judgmental atmosphere in which two or more people, as equal human beings, try and understand why they think, feel and act as they do. The means of change involve permitting people to reflect on their life history and how they came to see themselves and others with fear and hatred rather than the type of clarity that might permit different choices in how to live and treat one's self and others. The goals of "therapy" are clearly moral in nature and express the the kind of life considered good and worthy of being lived. As such, a thoughtful psycho"therapy" makes explicit just what a good or better life the "patient" wishes to live and the therapist is willing to help him/her achieve as well as the means by which these goals are to be reached. In my value system the best life reflects democratic rather than authoritarian hierarchies based on judgments as to who is worthy and who is not. The means of therapy are drawn from science and the goals from a humanistic morality. 

  • 00:30

    Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse

    in Psychology

    Leading psychologist Dr. Gregory Jantz, founder and director of The Center for Counseling and Health Resources joins us today to discuss his book Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse. Dr. Jantz will discuss the often-overlooked issue of emotional abuse. He will explain exactly what defines emotional abuse, how surprisingly common the problem is, how silence can be abuse, and why people who have been abused tend to minimize that abuse. He will help listeners come to a better understanding of themselves and their abuser.
    To identify emotional abuse in your own life, go to Jeannie’s blog before you listen and test yourself on the Signs of Emotional Abuse from Dr. Jantz’s book. http://jeanniestjohntaylor.blogspot. com/ 
    Contact Dr. Jantz at www.aplaceofhope.com or www.DrGregoryJantz.com
     

  • 00:44

    A Trans-Humanist Phenomenology of The Earth & Water (4)

    in Psychology

    Please join us for continued exploration into the radical Other - - and dwelling.

  • 00:33

    Healing through Spontaneous Writing

    in Psychology

    In this conversation with author Liz Crocker we will dicuss:
    How “loaded words” can facilitate spontaneous writing Why writing about your past can transform your life in the present How writing unlocks the deeper spaces in your mind Why spontaneous writing breaks the need to control How others who have experienced childhood trauma can benefit from this process

  • 00:56

    Are you alone in the crowd? Are you disconnected in a world that is so connected

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    Is all these connection in social media and everywhere on the wide web making us more connected or disconnected? Is social media making us disconnected from each other? Are we becoming more and more antisocial and more disconnected from each other?
    Even though it seems like people today are more connected to one another than ever before in human history thanks to the Internet-based networking and text messaging but they are also more lonely and distant from one another in their unplugged lives!
    MIT social psychologists sherry Truckle, Phd said: our online conversations not only changing the way we interact online, it's straining our personal relationships as well." 
    How do young people feel about their social lives? Are they being isolated from the real world, or their personal relationships? When a young person says I would rather text than talk, are they hiding from each other instead? Maybe a phone call can reveal too much and they may not have enough control over what they want to say!
    Join us today as we discover the truth about social life from a young woman’s perspective and why does she feel lonely sometimes in a world that is so connected? 
    Let us know what you think, and what can you do to be more connected than disconnected?
    Disclaimer: Your Life Now show is intended to be for information purpose only and thoughts provoking. Please contact us directly if we can be of service to you at: http://YourLifeNow.info
     

  • 00:30

    Friday the 13th Bash Psychiatry SPECIAL!

    in Psychology

    This is a half-hour call-in show. I want to hear from YOU. Tonight, Friday the 13th of October at 8pm Eastern, Call in and let your voice be heard! 
    They may knock us down, but we get back up again!
    See you tonight!