The Virtual Couch Podcast

Episode 140 – How to Raise Successful Kids, So Says Science!

https://youtu.be/qBUy0cnDdeE Title Tony cover’s Bill Murphy’s http://contact.billmurphyjr.com/ Inc. Magazine article: 7 Science-Backed Things You Must Do to Raise Successful Kids https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/want-to-raise-extremely-successful-kids-science-says-do-these-7-things-every-day.html He also refers to a couple of additional articles in the episode, one from Scientific American titled: Is Divorce Bad for Children https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-divorce-bad-for-children/ as well as a few additional studies on stay-at-home mom’s that …

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Episode 139 How to Empathy! Do You Really Know What Someone is Going Through? Bonus, Empathetic Statements Included!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzVJS52Gs1o&feature=youtu.be 139 How To Empathy! Do You REALLY Know What Someone Else is Going Through? Plus Bonus Empathetic Statements! “I know how you feel.” Do you really? While this phrase is well-meaning, can one truly understand what another is going through when each one of us is an entirely unique individual with only our own …

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Episode 135 Dan Radin, CEO of Auxbus, On Creating an End-to-End Podcasting Platform, State of Podcasting and More

https://youtu.be/bz0Fbp3neGM Ep135 Dan Radin, CEO of Auxbus on Creating and End-to-End Podcasting Platform, State of Podcasting, More Dan Radin, CEO of Auxbus, joins Tony Overbay, LMFT on The Virtual Couch podcast to discuss what led Dan, a 15-year veteran of the audio industry, to venture out on his own and start a company with the …

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Episode 134 Early Riser, or Night Owl, Who is More Productive? Can You Change?

https://youtu.be/zD-1_WgAFEQ Ep134 Early Riser, Or Night Owl, Who is More Productive? And Can You Change? Do you consider yourself a morning person, or a night owl? And who is more productive? More importantly, if you are a night owl but you want to become an early riser is that even possible? In this episode discover …

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Episode 133 Rob Winkler, 5th Planet Games, on Parasocial Relationships, and Why the Game of Thrones Finale Feels Like a Breakup

https://youtu.be/Ys-Pav_RbeI 133 Rob Winkler on Parasocial Relationships, Why the Game of Thrones Finale Felt Like a Breakup Rob Winkler, 5th Planet Games, on Parasocial Relationships, Why the Game of Thrones Finale Feels Like a Breakup. Rob Winkler, Founder and Studio Lead of 5th Planet Games started writing a blog during the final season of HBO’s …

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Episode 132 Is Gaslighting Always Intentional? Plus, More Real-life Gaslighting Examples!

132 Is Gaslighting Always Intentional? The phrase “gaslighting” is making the rounds lately, and with the increased awareness around the term, many people are accusing their spouses, parents, and co-workers of gaslighting them in all areas of life. As a matter of fact, my wife even pointed out to me recently that technically I was …

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Episode 131 Therapy Session 1, Sitting in My Office to Talk Pornography (For Addicts, Spouses, and Parents). Part 1

https://youtu.be/bf3sZFk14Tc Ep131 Therapy Session 1, Sitting in My Off cie to Talk Pornography Recovery (For Addicts, Spouses, and Parents? I wanted to go a bit off-script in this 2-part episode to talk about what it would look like if you were coming to see me to talk about pornography addiction. Is it an addiction? Why …

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Episode 130 Dr. Kevin Pugh on Transformative Experiences in Education

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4vcrSDwwyA&t=2154s Ep130 Dr. Kevin Pugh on Transformative Experiences in Education Dr. Kevin Pugh joins Tony to talk about Transformative Experiences in education. Dr. Pugh, a high school friend of Tony’s, is one of the pioneers in the field of Transformative Experience Theory, which is a belief that “life is about having rich experiences and the things …

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Episode 129 Do I NEED My Partner For My Own Happiness? Exploring Dr. Sue Johnson’s Love Sense

https://youtu.be/UHrLf2ASpm4 Ep129 Do I NEED My Partner for My Own Happiness? Exploring Dr. Sue Johnson’s Book Love Sense One of the popular messages shared by both therapists and media alike is that we are supposed to be in complete control of our own emotions before, or even IF we then turn to others and that …

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Episode 128 Dr. Adam Harcourt on Brain Fog, Migraines, TBI, Concussions and Simple Brain Exercises

https://youtu.be/766ENhwbMRE Ep128 Dr. Adam Harcourt on Brain Fog, Migraines, Post-Concussion Syndrome, TBI and Brain Exercise Why are some days just harder to get started than others? Do you sometimes feel like your brain is enveloped in a fog? Have you ever wondered where your migraines come from? Why do some treatments work for one patient …

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Episode 127 Tony Reacts to the Article “Why Do People Lie to Their Therapists” plus Habit Change, Narcissism, Gaslighting, and More!

https://youtu.be/VzZq3eTcp3s Ep127 Tony Reacts to “Why Do People Lie to Their Therapists If you have access to anyone under the age of 25 in your life, ask them about “reaction videos” and then watch their own reactions! Whether you love watching old people react to rap videos, or your favorite actor or musician react to …

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Episode 126 Recognizing the Raw Spots in Relationships (EFT)

https://youtu.be/d3ODAioL_Us Ep126 Recognizing the Raw Spots in Relationships (EFT) Have you ever felt like everything was going right in your relationship? You are laughing, communicating well, when all of a sudden the mood has dramatically shifted? What just happened? Chances are you’ve rubbed up against a “raw spot” in the relationship. According to Dr. Sue …

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Episode 125 Navigating a Faith Journey/Crisis, Fowler’s Stages of Faith, Truth, Beauty, and Goodness

Ep125 Navigating a Faith Journey/Crisis For many, a faith community, or religious congregation, is a safe place to return regularly to be spiritually fed before heading back to an often chaotic world. But what happens when that previously “safe” community begins to feel like a place where one is no longer welcome? Is the problem …

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Episode 123 Julie Lee Host of I See You Podcast Talks About Her Journey Through Anxiety and Depression

https://youtu.be/92ft4BgDDqs Ep123 Julie Lee on Anxiety and Depression Tony Overbay, LMFT, interviews Julie Lee, Host of the “I See You” podcast and author of the children’s book Broccolipunzle: A Fractured Fairytale, talks about her journey through anxiety and depression. Julie grew up in a family of six children, with a father who battled bipolar disorder. …

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Episode 122 Finding the Demon Dialogues in Couples Communication, Up First “Find the Bad Guy!”

Ep122 Finding the Demon Dialogues Tired of negative patterns of communication in your marriage, or in relationships in general? Well, today is your lucky day! Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a structured approach to couples therapy based on the science of adult attachment and bonding that has mounds of research behind it. Studies find that …

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Episode 121 Amy Twiggs, Sports Performance Coach and Former Elite Gymnast on Confidence, Sports Performance and Parenting Today’s Athletes

Ep121 Amy Twiggs Sports Performance Coach on Building Confidence, Parenting Today’s Athletes Amy Twiggs is a sports performance coach who works with athletes, from beginners to professionals, in the field of mental coaching. Amy shares how to build confidence as an athlete, as well as what parents, and coaches, need to know in order to …

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Episode 120 – Gaslighting Examples, Does a Gaslighter know they Gaslight?

https://youtu.be/X_kwCNoBJb8 Ep120 Gaslighting Examples, Does a Gaslighter know they Gaslight? Gaslighting is a form of control, which comes from the 1938 play Gas Light (later made into a film, starring Ingrid Bergman). The victims of gaslighting often bring things up to a partner that they believe to be true, only to end a conversation with …

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Episode 119 – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Man of the Year Candidate Emanuel Petrisor on Career Change After Brother’s Diagnosis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pOOCslGBlo&feature=youtu.be Ep119 Leukemia & Lumphoma Society Man of the Year Candidate Emanuel Petrisor Emanuel Petrisor has been an ICU nurse for almost 20 years. His family immigrated from Romania when he was 5, and Emanuel discovered a love for history after coming to America. He initially went to school to become a teacher, but when …

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Episode 118 – Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) with Christine Hammond, LMHC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeKGBLCFf84 Ep118 Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder with Christine Hammond, LMHC Tony Overbay, LMFT, interviews Christine Hammond, LMHC, on the Virtual Couch Podcast to discuss borderline personality disorder (BPD). They discuss what a personality disorder is, the difference between narcissism and borderline personality disorder, and what the diagnostic criteria are for borderline personality disorder. They also …

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Episode 117 – Sexuality Counselor Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife on Partner Desirability Hi/Low Desire Relationships

https://youtu.be/zODhjq-GRVQ Ep117 Sexuality Counselor Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife on Partner Desirability and Hi/Low Desire Relationships Sexuality and Relationship Counselor Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife makes her 2nd appearance on the podcast to talk about what to do if you no longer find your partner physically attractive, as well as how to communicate in a relationship where one partner has …

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Episode 116 – What is Your Attachment Style? Understanding Attachment Patterns Can Impact Your Relationships.

https://youtu.be/ZQmMlHLO1Dw Ep116 What is Your Attachment Style? The way we interact with our current partners, children, or even work colleagues has a lot to do with how we attached to our primary caregivers as children. And understanding these “attachment styles” can ultimately lead to better relationships with those we care about. Are you anxious-preoccupied, having …

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Episode 115 – Developing Teen Girl Confidence/Healthy Social Media Skills w/Kim Partridge RN, Life Coach “Coach Kimmie”

Ep115 Developing Teen Girl Confidence/Healthy Social Media w/Kim Partridge RN, Life Coach “Coach Kimmie” Tony Overbay, LMFT interview Kim “Coach Kimmie” Partridge, R.N. on The Virtual Couch podcast. Coach Kimmie, a registered nurse for 25 years and life coach, helps girls with teenage anxiety, and confidence issues, learn to “hush their inner critic and know that …

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Episode 113 – The Bishop’s Strongest Tools to Help Addicts – My Interview on LeadingSaints.org

https://youtu.be/WJ9Lri6tJI8 Ep113 The Bishop’s Strongest Tools to Help Addicts, Tony’s Interview on LeadingSaints.org HEADS UP! ATTENTION! Please listen to this episode if you or ANYONE in your life has struggled with addiction. This episode contains an interview I did primarily targeted for LDS bishops (congregational leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) …

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Episode 112 – 8 Types of Narcissism, More Gaslighting and Send Me Examples!

https://youtu.be/DlGO7Zb8VFY Title The more the word “narcissist” gets thrown around, the more chances there are to use the term incorrectly. Tony gives the diagnostic criteria for NPD and then discusses sociology PhD Kristen Milstead’s article “8 Types of Narcissists.” What is covert vs. overt narcissism, why is a malignant narcissist the most dangerous? And Tony …

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Episode 111 BONUS Emotional Baseline, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Tony Overbay on Monica Packer’s About Progress Podcast

https://youtu.be/H4ehgld1oes Title Tony appears on Monica Packer’s “About Progress” podcast. Monica titled the episode, “How to Stop Hating Yourself with Tony Overbay.” Her description says: Mindset is everything. So what do you do if the only way you learned how to change in the past was by hating yourself into it? Shifting your life by …

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