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Beating Chronic Pain is a Complex Issue

By Anna Baranowsky | Nov 17, 2021

Chronic pain is a multi-factorial event that can leave the sufferer facing terrible pain alone, without solutions, and sometimes not even believed by others. Did you know that 1 in 5 suffer with chronic pain? Wait times to see a pain specialist can take up to a year or longer and risk of suicide doubles…

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Ranch Hands Rescue: Animal Sanctuary for Healing Trauma

By Anna Baranowsky | Sep 16, 2021

Ranch Hands Rescue has a reputation for being a place of refuge for victims who have survived horrific circumstances.  This makes Ranch Hands Rescue a very special place.  Landon Dickeson, Clinical Director & Bill Williams, CEO of Ranch Hands, will be joining us today to share with us the meaningful work they perform with both…

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Know Your Shadow – The Route to Inner Peace

By Anna Baranowsky | Aug 19, 2021

Have you ever wondered why you said, “yes” when you meant “no” or became enraged by something you recognized later was no big deal?  Does your anger flare up quickly in your relationships or do you ever feel like the world is against when something minor occurs?  This likely means your inner “demons”,  also referred…

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Forward Facing Trauma Recovery – Profound Approach

By Anna Baranowsky | Jul 14, 2021

What does it mean to “Heal the Moral Wound”?  Have you experienced life-changing events that you have not been able to get over? Our guest today is Dr. J. Eric Gentry, renowned psychologist, author and speaker. His recent book Forward-Facing Trauma Therapy provides steps for reclaiming a life “filled with dignity, meaning and purpose”. LISTEN…

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Taming Sleep – Dreams & Nightmares

By Anna Baranowsky | Jun 11, 2021

We all know how much better we feel after a good night’s sleep.  But what happens when we are woken up throughout the night by disturbing nightmares and unsettling dreams?  Are we prepared with strategies for getting back to sleep or for addressing upsetting dream content when it surfaces?  What about repetitive nightmares that keep…

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Be You, Only Better – Real Life Self-Care

By Anna Baranowsky | May 7, 2021

Our topic is guided by Grief specialist and author of “Be You, Only Better”, Kristi Hugstad.  Her book gives practical strategies for facing real life hardships.  Ms. Hugstad lost her husband to suicide 8 years ago and has been grappling with the loss ever since.  She described her life prior to the suicide in glowing…

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Psychological Strategies that Help – CBT

By Anna Baranowsky | Apr 7, 2021

We talk about using psychological strategies with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches to help manage depression, anxiety and other mental health struggles. Our guest is Dr. Nina Josefowitz, renowned psychologist and co-author of ‘CBT Made Simple; A Clinicians Guide to Practicing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy’. CBT is one of the most common interventions and tends to deal…

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Spiritual Growth as a Road to Psychological Well-Being

By Anna Baranowsky | Mar 6, 2021

We talk about the role that our spiritual growth plays in our overall psychological well-being in this month’s program. Transpersonal Psychology is the section of psychological study that addresses spiritual or transcendent elements of personal experience.  The idea of our transpersonal lives is that which encompasses or goes beyond our typical and practical daily…

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Men’s Emotional Pain

By Anna Baranowsky | Feb 7, 2021

We talk about about why we fail to see the emotional pain that men live with every day.  Beliefs can tie us in knots and render us blind to the struggles of others when we fail to look more closely with an open mind and heart.  Documentary filmmaker Cassie Jaye’s most notable film “The Red…

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