The Virtual Couch Podcast

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 am 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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Virtual Couch Episode 44 – BONUS EPISODE Ashley Noelle Intimacy/Relationship Coach

https://vimeo.com/256815933 Title Special BONUS episode of the Virtual Couch. A couple of weeks ago I was asked to be a guest on Intimacy/Relationship Coach Ashley Noelle’s Internet Radio Show “You Have Worth” and she was kind enough to allow me to post the audio of our interview on the podcast. The easiest way to find …

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Virtual Couch Episode 43 – Sleep! How to Create Better Sleep Hygiene, Help for Insomniacs, And Debunking Sleep Myths

Title For nearly half of all adults, sleep can be a problem. Whether you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, struggle to get moving in the morning, or if you’re falling asleep on the job, or at school, a lot of our mental energy is spent on thoughts associated with sleep. In this episode Tony …

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Virtual Couch Episode 41 – Exploring the 5 Love Languages

Ep41 The 5 Love Languages, How to Better Connect with Your Partner Back in 1995, PhD and Marriage Therapist Gary Chapman released a book called “The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate.”  In the book, Chapman outlines five ways to express and experience love. He calls these “love languages.” These …

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Virtual Couch Podcast Episode 40 – Parenting Help – 4 Items w/Pastor Chris Jung of Summit Church

Ep40 Parenting Help ASAP – 4 Big Rock Items w/Pastor Chris Jung of Summit Church Does the job of parenting often feel overwhelming? Sometimes you feel like you’re on the same page with your kids, that they’ll come to you with all of their problems, and you can wax philosophical and pass on all of …

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Virtual Couch Podcast Episode 39 – Power! Why Power Corrupts, the Paradox of Power, Nice Guys Finish First

Ep39 Power! Why Power Tends to Corrupt, the Paradox of Power, Nice Guys Finish First Power! Can power be used for good, or is power inherently evil? Today we look at the psychology of power, specifically what psychologists call the “paradox of power.” We debunk the myth tEp39 Power! Why Power Tends to Corrupt, the …

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Virtual Couch Episode 38 – Losing a Parent to Cancer and 5 Stages of Grief and Loss with Aspen Drake

https://vimeo.com/252353817 Ep38 Losing a Parent to Cancer and 5 Stages of Grief and Loss with Aspen Drake Aspen Drake, host of the podcast Loss For Words, joins Tony to talk about her experiences in dealing with the loss of her mother, Amanda, to cancer, while she was in college, being the oldest of 4 siblings …

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Virtual Couch Episode 37 – William Pullen, Author ‘Running with Mindfulness’ on Dynamic Running Therapy

Ep37 William Pullen, Author ‘Running with Mindfulness’ on Dynamic Running Therapy William Pullen, author of the book Running with Mindfulness, discusses a radical new approach to obtaining the benefits of mindfulness and running. Using a combination of mindfulness, focused questions, and exercise, Dynamic Running Therapy (DRT) has proven to be a simple, intuitive, effective, and …

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Virtual Couch Episode 36 – Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating with Caitlin Markham AMFT

Ep36 Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating with Caitlin Markham AMFT Caitlin Markham, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, talks about eating disorders as well as well as what she describes as “disordered eating.” Caitlin gives a very easy-to-understand explanation of how so many of us develop an unhealthy relationship with food, which can lead to very …

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Virtual Couch Episode 35 – Marriage Help with Pastor Chris Jung 4 Practical Tips For a Better Marriage

Ep35 Marriage Help with Pastor Chris Jung 4 Practical Tips For a Better Marriage Tony Overbay sits down with Summit Christian Church mysummit.church/ Pastor Chris Jung and his congregation to talk about “4 big rock items” basic practical things that you can start doing TODAY to start building a healthy marriage. This episode is brought …

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