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  • 00:42

    Efficacy of Music Therapy

    in Health

    Tory Sherlock is currently in the last year of her undergraduate studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, graduating with Honors and a BA in Psychology. She is trying to continue on to graduate school for music therapy. For her senior thesis this year, she is researching the efficacy of art therapies in a variety of contexts including healing and rehabilitation. This study will focus on the perspective of the therapist and giver of treatment, not just client/patient outcome. Part of her research will include carrying out interviews with prospective therapists who are willing to answer some questions about their stance on their work, what brought them to the field, along with some other similar topics.


    Since I get requests for interviews or information from students frequently, I thought I'd record this one so that other students looking for similar information might be able to use it for their projects, too.

  • 02:19

    The Black Issue with Dad. Urban Therapy with Sun #168

    in Lifestyle

    The issue of the Black father has been going on for generations and unfortunately in a negative way.


    Whether we are talking about the absentee father, the deadbeat dad, the abusive father, the man that never really came around, the man that had all those kids, the man that wouldn't marry my mom, the man that we never met or the one that we can't seem to get it together with, the Black father is a polarizing figure. He commands a lot of attention for a man that so many people say hardly exists in our lives.


    The issues with fathers is not exclusive to Black people. Other races and ethnic groups have had similar issues with fathers but their issues seem to have dealt more with abusive or neglectful fathers inside the home. Many Black people have the opposite experience.


    This is not a general show concerning fathers though. This show will focus on personal issues that people have had in the Black family with their fathers. 


    What has been your experience concerning your dad? Was he there? Was he absent? Have you been mad at him most of your life or have you been looking for him most of your life?


    Has someone else that is not been your biological dad been your dad all your life? How did that turn out?


    Have you been taught to feel like a father is not as important in your life as a mother is?


    What about people who have sons? Do we secretly fear that our sons won't be there for their children if they grew up without a dad? Do we try to prevent that from happening or do we let the chips fall where they may?


    What can be done to remedy the situation of the Black father in relation to the child, the family and the community?


     

  • 01:00

    Liberation from Stress

    in Motivation

    Counselor Mandy (Eppley) Bird speaks with author and coach Chris Saade about the importance of liberating ourselves from stress. This is critical because of the proven medical research that stress is linked to many illnesses and diseases. Mandy and Chris cover three aspects of stress: Stress of Dissemination, Profound Stress, and Failure Stress. They offer practical tools for liberating ourselves from each of these types of stress. Stress of Dissemination is when we are doing too much – trying to meet everyone’s needs. Instead, we must focus on the essential needs that must to be met. Profound Stress is when we are involved in work, projects, organizations, etc. that are opposite to our authentic nature. When we are not in harmony with ourselves, the cost is very high. When we are aligned with our heart and our authenticity we have the best chance for good health. Failure Stress is when we are not accepting our humanity and are fighting against the authenticity of life itself. Creativity happens through waves of failures and successes. Thus, we must have both of these. Failures are guiding stars to our successes. The good news is that when we liberate ourselves from stress we can experience much more joy and pleasure!


    Chris Saâde is the co-director of The Olive Branch Center with his wife, Jessie Thompson, where he teaches courses on engaged spirituality. He has lead more than 200 psychological and spiritual retreats, and continues to serve as a personal Coach for individuals and couples. Chris worked as a licensed psychotherapist for 11 years in private practice specializing in depression and life transitions before migrating into the world of coaching, writing and teaching. He has written 2 books, 2nd Wave Spirituality: Passion for Peace, Passion for Justice and Prayers for Peace and Justice and 2 recordings with Andrew Harvey. www.theolivebranch.net

  • 02:21

    The Black Issue with Dad Part 2. Urban Therapy with Sun #169

    in Lifestyle

    Brother Mac will be back on hand to discuss fatherhood from his experience and his perspective. 


    How do you keep a good relationship when there are so many kids by different mothers?


    Why do so many Black people feel that not having a father figure is okay?


    There's more, more and much more!

  • 00:12

    Stress Management for Teenage Girls

    in Education

    Being a teenager today means having to handle more stress and pressure than most previous generations.  In a recent study, over 60% of teenage girls complained of feeling severely stressed.  Without the proper resources and emotional tools, young women can find themselves struggling in their daily lives.  By helping them identify the causes of their stress and learn effective ways to manage it, teens can significantly reduce the toll it takes on their emotional and physical health.


    Professional counselor Karen Rigatti discusses some frequently asked questions:


    What are the most common sources of stress for today's teen girls?


    What are some of the signs of being too stressed?


    What can parents do to help their teen if she is overly stressed?


    How can teens learn to manage and decrease their stress?


     

  • 00:45

    Journal Club: Music Therapy Perspectives 33(2)

    in Health

    Join Dr. Meganne Masko and me for another edition of Music Therapy Journal Club. This week we'll discuss the articles published in Music Therapy Perspectives Volume 33 Number 2.

  • 00:30

    Life Coaching: Helping Your Child Manage Stress

    in Self Help

    Teaching your child to manage stress is a crucial life skill for future well-being.  Life Coaches Shawn Marie Cichowski & Munni Visco discuss how to help your child understand, manage and cope with stress. Listen in to the coaching crew from WNY Life Coaching Center. Reach us directly at wnylifecoaching.com or 716-560-6552.

  • 00:20

    Massage Therapy for Athletes

    in Fitness

    Getting a massage is important for anyone, especially for the athlete who works out every day. On today’s episode of Hilary Topper on Air, Hilary will talk with Nicole Kennelly, Owner of Body Balance Massage Therapy of NYC. Nicole and her team of licensed massage therapists provide customized treatments for patients interested in sports, medical and manual therapy. Nicole will be discussing the benefits of sports massage therapy for athletes and more! Plus, Body Balance Massage Therapy is a Sprint-level sponsor of the NY Tri Expo and will be giving out complimentary massages at the expo!  Listen in to learn more.

  • 01:00

    CAN CHRONIC STRESS DAMAGE YOUR BRAIN?

    in Nutrition

    STRESS. THE VERY DEFINITION CAUSES US TO CRINGE.  AND NOW WE KNOW THAT THE MORE OF IT WE SUBJECT OUR BODIES TO, THE MORE DAMAGE WE CAN DO TO OUR BRAINS..AND THIS WILL AFFECT US FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. PERHAPS FOREVER!


    Tune in every day to hear Dr. Len Brancewicz of The Nutrition Shoppe
    discuss today's hottest health topics and news from a complimentary
    perspective.  From colds to cancer and everything in between, Dr. Len
    can offer honest advice that makes sense.

    As a Registered Pharmacist (RPh), Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN),
    Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (NMD), and a homeopath, Dr. Len has over
    35 years experience in helping to keep you and your family healthy and
    happy.
    Call the show today to ask about your most pressing health concerns!

    Visit us on the web at www.TheNutritionShoppe.net or call toll free at
    866-461-4536866-461-4536 FREE to set up a personalized consultation, shop products, or
    ask questions!
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    Tags: health, natural health, supplements, vitamins, prescriptions,
    medications, pharmacist, naturopath,

  • 01:00

    Caregiver Stress Reduction Tips & Tools

    in Military

    As a caregiver, you may be so focused on your loved one that you don't realize that your own health and well-being are suffering. Watch for these signs of caregiver stress:



    Feeling overwhelmed or constantly worried
    Feeling tired most of the time
    Sleeping too much or too little
    Gaining or losing a lot of weight
    Becoming easily irritated or angry
    Losing interest in activities you used to enjoy
    Feeling sad
    Having frequent headaches, bodily pain or other physical problems
    Abusing alcohol or drugs, including prescription medications


    Too much stress, especially over a long time, can harm your health. As a caregiver, you're more likely to experience symptoms of depression or anxiety. In addition, you may not get enough sleep or physical activity, or eat a balanced diet — which increases your risk of medical problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. On this episode of Hope For The Warriors Talk Radio we will share stress-reduction tips and strategies.


    SPECIAL GUESTS: Military Veteran Caregivers, Colleen Saffron and Glenda Leary will talk about their experiences of being on the verge of caregiver burnout and how they were able to successfully combat caregiver burnout. Heather Moates will also guest appear on our show and share how she's found stress reduction, individuality and HOPE through creating beautiful wreaths and starting her own business. 


     

  • 00:30

    How does my "Higher Self" Reduce Stress? Stress Buster Secret # 57

    in Health

    Stephanie Stanfield, Ph.D., stress expert and energy therapy practitioner, shares her vast experience and research of health, healing and stress management into an entertaining and educational format. 


    Our guest today is Donna Lee Humble, certified lifestyle & wellness coach. She specializes in bioenergetic testing and is the Creator of the "Higher Self Care Series".  Donna Lee helps holistic minded individuals achieve better health and more peace.


    Donna Lee and I explore:



    How is bioenergetic testing different from general cleanses and fasting?
    How did the Higher Self Care Series come about?
    How can it help with stress and achieving more peace?
    What stress management tip can you provide our listeners that they can do right away?
    How does it get any better than this?


    Donna Lee has a free 3 minute video on this listeners can access at their convenience - you tube/donnaleehumble https://youtu.be/Y65vBiWz6Mo


    Her website is www.biosynergybetterhealth.com.


    Are you curious as to what you can do to feel more energized, be more efficient, feel happier, and have the changes you choose in your life? Spend some time with Dr. Steph and enjoy the journey to a healthier and more purposeful life!