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10: Jennifer Owens: Good Mood Food

The guest on today's show is Jennifer Owens, the co-founder and Wellness Director of Bridge Counselling and Wellness, in Louisville, Kentucky. Bridge Counselling and Wellness is an Integrative Health Centre that provides individual therapy, yoga, fitness, cooking classes, meditation and workshops. Jennifer is an Integrative Mental Health Therapist, a licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Personal Trainer and she specialises in the holistic treatment of anxiety.

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09: Emotional Regulation, Part 2

In part 2 of today’s topic, we are going to continue to submerge ourselves in the idea of regulating emotions. Today, we are going to focus specifically on emotion regulation in an everyday way to handle our emotions. Last week we explored 10 different emotions and the urges that may come along with those emotions. Let’s talk about a process to follow to give us guidance on acting on our emotions. Make sure you stick around for the end, I’m going to show you a special breathing technique!

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08: Emotional Regulation, Part 1

Today we’re talking about emotion regulation! It’s a big topic so I’m breaking it into 2 parts. In this episode, I’ll cover what the emotions are, and why we want to regulate emotions. We’re talking about the function of the emotion, the physiology of the emotions and the urges that go with emotions. This will give us insight into how they can be regulated and we will discuss that in the next episode.

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07: Using STOP Skills to Cope with Stress

Do you ever find yourself reacting to stressful events in a way that makes them worse? Would you like to learn a technique to help you to accept unavoidable, unpleasant occurrences calmly and without losing to the situation? If this is you, join Jennifer Cobb on today's show and find out about the STOP Skill and how it can help you to cope when the tension is running high.

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06: Lovingkindness Meditation: A Practice

Today we’re going to be doing something little bit different. As you may have heard in Episode 1, I believe that self-compassion is an important part of us being comfortable with ourselves and is the first step to making changes in our lives.

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05: The Art of Relaxation with Daniel Hyde

Welcome to today’s show with my guest, Dan Hyde. Dan is a licensed massage therapist and instructor in the martial arts of Tai Chi and Chi Kung. He practices in Greensboro, NC, at Move With Life Martial Healing. Dan centers his work around the art of relaxation. Do you truly know how to relax? Dan shares the relationship between life, tension, and relaxation. Join us!

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04: Using Food as a Natural Mood Enhancer with Doug Cook

My guest today is Doug Cook, a registered dietician who specializes in functional nutrition and its role in mental health. Doug lives and works in Toronto and is the author of The 175 Best Superfood Blender Recipes. Doug helps people identify dietary deficiencies and use food to improve their mood. Our conversation includes a checklist for your food plan and Doug’s #1 tip for health—which might surprise you. Join us now!

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03: Carving Out Time for Self-Care with Pam Ladetto

Are you stressed out, always caring for others with little time for yourself? Would you really benefit from some self-care? If so, listen in to Jennifer Cobb, licensed social worker, and dialectical behavior therapist, interviewing Pam Ladetto, also a licensed clinical social worker and find out how you can go about creating some self-time, for your sanity.

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02: Make Meditation Your Medication with Jimmy Tunstall

This week’s Skill for life is meditation. Meditation slows aging, improves concentration, reduces stress, encourages a healthy lifestyle, increases happiness, and it delays death. Our guest, Jimmy Tunstall, is a counselor-therapist and a meditation expert. He teaches you how to meditate.

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01: Why You Need to Have More Self-Compassion

In today's episode Jennifer Cobb shows you why you need self-compassion. It's a concept that most of us are familiar with, but we tend to think that too much elf-compassion means that you just accept every flaw as acceptable, and nothing needs to change.

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00: Introduction to Skills 4 Livin’

This is the introductory episode of your podcast Skills for Life, hosted by Jennifer Cobb, MSW, LCSW, DBTC. She founded and heads the Guilford Counseling, PLLC where she is a Clinical Social Work/Therapist and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) specialist. Her DBT group is designed for adults who are struggling with behaviors that interfere with their quality of life, such as intense unmanaged emotions, self-harming behaviors, destructive social reactions, severe depression, and anxiety.

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TOOLS, TIPS AND TECHNIQUES TO LIVE A HEALTHIER, MORE EFFECTIVE LIFE

The Skills 4 Livin’ podcast is all about giving folks tools, tips, and techniques to live a healthier, more effective life. In about 20-30 minute episodes, released once a week, we talk to the experts who have lived what they teach! Whether it’s yoga techniques, how to wake in the morning and set your intention for the day, self-care, how food impacts your mood…it’s all about how to live in a way that helps you stay healthy in mind and body.

Born out of an experience where I was trying to find a provider who was willing to work with an individual who I was working with…she was interested in reducing and possibly eventually stopping her psychiatric medications, because she was having a lot of success stabilizing her moods through therapy and modifying her diet. However, she wanted to work with a health care provider so that she could be sure to do this in the healthiest way possible. However, we could find no one in the area that was willing to have this conversation with her…and to be open to the idea that food was in fact making a significant difference on her mood. So, I began searching the research, and then I realized…there’s a lot of conflicting information out there! It used to be a little easier to decipher what information was trustworthy and what wasn’t…now, you can find inaccurate information at the top of your search page! That’s scary!! I realized, if I’m having a hard time wading through it all, I can’t be the only one.

So I made a commitment to seek out trustworthy experts, providing accurate information, and make it available for anyone interested in listening. Not only that, but I wanted it to be available in “bite-sized pieces”…I don’t know about you, but I rarely have time to read an entire book! So, Skills 4 Livin’ podcast was born! I hope you find it helpful.

If you do, please click here to subscribe…and don’t forget to share it with your friends! And if you don’t, or if there is a topic you’d like to hear about, please feel free to contact me at GuilfordCounseling@gmail.com.

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