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The Virtual Couch Podcast

Episode 68 Integrity, Character and Personality – What is Your Integrity Worth?

Integrity, Character and Personality – What is your Integrity Worth? What is your integrity worth? Is it worth a couple of dollars that you’ll save by selecting a child’s ticket for a movie when your child is actually 27 and living at home? What is the difference between character, and integrity, and how do you …

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Episode 67 Rules for Constructive Kommunication (ROCK) How to Communicate More Effectively

Rules of Constructive Kommunication (ROCK) Couples therapist Tony Overbay, LMFT, shares his Rules for Constructive Kommunication (ROCK). These 6 rules are designed to help couples move past unproductive conversations around “hot topics” that typically lead to frustration, fighting and turning away from each other. If you often find yourself avoiding certain topics or situations with …

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Episode 66 Coach Charles Gazzaway Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Survivor on Mentoring Youth, Race in Sports

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0fOAjYhxJw Coach Charles Gazzaway, Kidney/Pancreas Transplant Survivor, Youth Mentor ** NOTE Tony and Coach Charles talk about being able to donate to help Coach and his team cover costs to their upcoming trip to San Diego, CA for the California Games. If you are interested in donating, please do so at this link http://paypal.me/TheVirtualCouch Thank …

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Episode 65 Discipline, Acceptance and the Miracle Question

Discipline, Acceptance and the Miracle Question What is more important, self-discipline, or IQ? And imagine you go to sleep tonight and wake up tomorrow and during the night a miracle happened. When you woke up your life now looked more like the life you always dreamed of. How do you feel, what would you do, …

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Episode 64 PTSD and the Military w/retired US Army Special Forces Jeff Adamec

Title Tony Overbay interviews Jeff Adamec on the topic of PTSD the negative stigma associated with discussing mental health challenges in the military. Jeff served in the United States Army as a Ranger and a Special Forces Green Beret for 18 years. He had 6 tours of combat to both Iraq and Afghanistan where he …

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Episode 63 – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Tools for Happiness

Title Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an evidence-based model that uses acceptance of one’s thoughts in combination with powerful mindfulness tools, as well as commitment and behavior-change strategies to increase psychological flexibility. ACT was developed in 1982 by Steven Hayes and has become one of the most widely used methods of treatment for everything …

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Episode 62 – How to Raise An Adult Book Review w/Jonathan Alva

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS4zThLKqgQ&t=1851s Ep62 How to Raise An Adult – Book Review Tony Overbay and Jonathan Alva discuss the book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Over-parenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims. Julie Lythcott-Haims served as dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising at Stanford University. She has spoken and …

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Episode 61 – How to Talk About Suicide, There is HOPE!

Title Despite the fact that over 100 people commit suicide in the US alone on a daily basis, we don’t often hear enough about resources for those who are having suicidal thoughts until a high profile celebrity tragically turns to suicide. In this episode, Tony addresses some of the myths around talking about suicide and …

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Episode 60 – BONUS Tony on 3 in 30 Podcast for Mom’s on How to Praise Difficult Kids

Title In this bonus episode, Tony Overbay was a guest on Rachel Nielson’s podcast 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms. Rachel titled the episode “How to Praise Your Child When if Feels Like There Is Nothing to Praise.” Tony discusses the Nurtured Heart Approach and the four ways of positive acknowledgment. Tony and Rachel then …

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Episode 59 – Procrastination, Proactively Pulverizing Your Procrastination Problems

Title Procrastination, it’s not simply an “I’ll get to it later,” problem. Procrastination can be a debilitating issue that causes a great deal of guilt, and shame, to people from all walks of life, from students to successful businesspeople. Most likely we’ve all experienced that feeling of “I’ll do it tomorrow,” or those times where …

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Episode 57 – Happiness! Why Is Happiness So Difficult to Hold On To?

Title Why is it so difficult to be happy? With all of the advances in technology and advances in being more open to mental health issues, one would think that happiness would be on the increase. But instead, we find that people’s overall happiness has been stagnant, or on a slight decline over the last …

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Episode 56 – Human/Sex Trafficking, How to Protect Our Families with Leonard, Former Inmate

Title Tony interviews Leonard, a former inmate, and medical professional, who was recently released from jail where he learned a tremendous amount of information on how to protect our children from the dangers of human trafficking. While in jail, Leonard, a father himself, learned from people imprisoned for the crimes of human trafficking, about the …

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Episode 55 – BONUS Finding the Lost Ticket – A Mindfulness Example

Title In this bonus episode of The Virtual Couch, Tony records a quick podcast to process an event that he had just experienced that could have gone one of two ways. One way would have been to let anxiety, stress, and panic rule his thoughts and possibly put him in a position to let down a …

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Episode 54 – In Vitro Fertilization and Open Adoption w/Rachel Nielson, Host of 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms

https://youtu.be/eSbTWfcG5zw Listen On the Apple Podcast App   Rachel Nielson, host of the popular podcast 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms, joins Tony on the Virtual Couch today to talk about her experience in how her two amazing children came to be a part of her family. Rachel went through both in vitro fertilization and …

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Episode 53 – Heather Robertson Creator of Halfsizeme.com Advice from Someone Who Lost 170 lbs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4bDC28mRhc&feature=youtu.be Title Heather Robertson is the creator of http://halfsizeme.com and she has worked with thousands of people to help them break their unhealthy relationships with food. Heather herself once weight in at 313 lbs after the birth of her first child, and it was at that time that she said she had finally had enough …

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Episode 52 – Aurora Florence Pt2 Actress, Singer/Songwriter, Creator of Thrifted Sister YouTube Channel

https://youtu.be/MmBKop-UfGE Title Part 2 of Tony Overbay’s 2-part interview with Aurora Florence. Aurora is an extremely talented actress, musician, mother, wife, creator of “Thrifted Sister” a hilariously well-produced YouTube channel devoted to the art of “Thrifting,” and all-around amazing human being. Aurora talks about the challenges, and the blessings, of pursuing a career in the …

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Episode 51 – Aurora Florence Pt 1 Actress, Singer/Songwriter, Creator of Thrifted Sister YouTube Channel

https://youtu.be/MmBKop-UfGE Title Part 1 of Tony Overbay’s 2-part interview with Aurora Florence. Aurora is an extremely talented actress, musician, mother, wife, creator of “Thrifted Sister” a hilariously well-produced YouTube channel devoted to the art of “Thrifting,” and all-around amazing human being. Aurora talks about the challenges, and the blessings, of pursuing a career in the …

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Guest on Rachel Nielson’s “3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms” Podcast!

Title I had an amazing time on Rachel Nielson’s podcast 3 in 30 Takeaways for Moms. We talked all about parenting, specifically how to find the positive even when it feels like nothing positive is happening! Rachel does a fantastic job boiling down a topic to, in this case, 4 takeaways in around 30 minutes. …

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Episode 50 – Guilt and Shame, Tools To Keep These Emotions From Running Your Life

Title Tony tackles the topic of the destructive duo, guilt and shame, on today’s episode. Both are normal, human emotions, but one of them can, for the most part, lead to reflection and improvement, while the other, typically leads to self-hatred, and typically sends one down a negative spiral that often ends up in complete …

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Virtual Couch Episode 49 – Woody Woods, Author of Conquer Your Dragons, On Overcoming Obstacles in Life

Title On Virtual Couch Podcast Episode 49, author Adam Friday “Woody” Woods joins Tony Overbay, LMFT. Woody is a motivational speaker, and author of the book Conquer Your Dragons. Conquer Your Dragons is an inspirational children’s story done in rhyme. In the story, a boy falls asleep and has a weird and wild dream where …

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Virtual Couch Episode 48- BONUS EPISODE Tony Overbay’s Appearance on Jody Moore’s Better than Happy Podcast

Title On March 9th, 2018 I had the privilege of being interviewed by Jody Moore on her incredibly successful podcast Better Than Happy. I wanted to make this episode available to my listeners who may not be familiar with Jody’s podcast. You can find out more about Jody at http://jodymoore.com or http://boldnewmom.com Video of this …

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Virtual Couch Episode 47 – How To Make Better Decisions w/Nate Christensen, APCC

Friend and current grad student Nate Christensen joins Tony on the Virtual Couch to break down how to make better decisions in our lives. Nate and Tony talk about common stumbling blocks in making decisions, how we actually are hurting ourselves at some point thinking that we need more and more data before finally making …

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Virtual Couch Episode 46 – Co-parenting, Divorce and Blended Families w/Kristen & Ryan Jibson Remarried Therapists

Kristen and Ryan Jibson are both therapists working together in their private practice in Roseville, CA. You can learn more about them by visiting http://therapyspot.org Initially after Kristen went through her divorce she realized that with 4 young children, she had to put the thought of future relationships on hold and focus on a way …

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Virtual Couch Episode 45 – Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife Relationship and Sexuality Counselor on Women and Sexuality

Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-fife (http://www.finlayson-fife.com) a popular relationship and sexuality counselor, joins Tony on the podcast to talk about the challenges around sexuality that women face growing up in a faith-based culture. Dr. Finlayson-fife is a licensed psychotherapist with a Ph.D in Counseling Psychology from Boston College.  She wrote her dissertation on LDS women and sexuality, …

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