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The New Directions For Life Podcast

Jun 30, 2020

In this episode, after talking for a bit too long about some of my own reasons for the lengthy podcast absence, I finally respond to two listener emails (approx. 25 minutes in). With the first, I offer my thoughts on improving self-esteem. With the second, I share my opinions on what to consider after traditional talk-therapy has run its course (and you feel like there is more work to be done). Finally, I also discuss the importance of vetting therapists, especially somatically- (body) and emotionally-oriented therapists, and I offer some potential questions you could use when first meeting with a potential therapist to help determine an appropriate therapeutic fit for yourself.

Two therapies that I mentioned in the episode, IFS (Internal Family Systems) and SE (Somatic Experiencing), both have therapist directories (links below). While not the only somatic therapy’s that exist, they may be a good place to begin your search if this is the sort of treatment you believe you need, but certainly not the only options for qualified practitioners. IFS, in my opinion, is more talk-orientated, and often much milder, but does go a little deeper into the body than most of the standard talk therapies.

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Disclaimer: This podcast is intended to aid you in making the best determinations for yourself when it comes to your mental-health and general well-being. However, it is important to note that while I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addiction Counselor in the state of Colorado (USA), I am not recommending you follow any suggestion without the help of a qualified counselor or guide who knows your situation better than I do. Nothing discussed in these episodes constitutes “therapy,” and I am not acting as a “therapist” to anyone in this medium. These discussions are intended for an audience that has the outside therapeutic resources that may directly facilitate their own healing.