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Family 360 Podcast
35 minutes | 5 days ago
Ep. 27 | Ann Douglas – Finding Strength In The Storm
In this episode, author and parenting specialist Ann Douglas describes the inescapable whirlwind of a mental health crisis. Through personal experience, Ann recognizes the challenge of finding harbours of safety when these winds of challenge blow through family life. Her 2015 bestseller Parenting Through The Storm is a compass for finding well placed harbours as we navigate our way through chaos to calmer waters. Join our conversation, as Ann shares with candor, kindness and compassion.
35 minutes | 19 days ago
Ep. 26 | Ted Leavitt – ADHD: Now Playing In A Person Near You | Pt. 2
In this episode of Family 360, we continue our discussion with Family Therapist Ted Leavitt on the effects of undiagnosed and untreated ADHD on a person’s potential, productivity and self esteem. Diagnosed with ADHD in his thirties, Ted describes the life changing effect of therapy and medication, which, upon reflection, still makes him ask, “How did I live like this for 30 years?!”
35 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 22 | Carolynn Turner – Repairing Emotional Erosion
In this episode, Family Therapist Carolynn Turner describes how, in the process of living, our emotions can detach from our experience. When this happens, we deny our body its voice and erode our sense of self. Over time, this can leave us feeling emotionally flat; disconnected from ourselves, and from others. Carolynn offers practices and perspectives toward emotional wholeness, discovered and developed throughout her two decades of leadership in family therapy.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 21 | Gila Golub | Life Through The Lens Of Lineage
In this episode, counselor and teacher Gila Golub describes how generationally past patterns shape our present relationships and realities. Through her own story and study, Gila shares; ‘when we are unable to change a situation or relationship, we need to change ourselves and often the insight for that change is gained when we are willing to tolerate the discomfort of delving into our past.’
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 20 | Ranbir Puar | The Kind, The True and The Necessary
In this episode Author and Life Strategies Coach Ranbir Puar shares the story of her birth in India as the 5th daughter to parents who longed for a son. Growing up unseen and unheard, she saw herself as a victim in her home – a narrative she redefined in order to grow and flourish in her adult life. Ranbir’s work with clients of all ages, encourages self discovery, realizing “… relationships with others will be difficult until you have a good one with yourself.”
33 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 19 | David Loyst | It’s Never Too Late To Have A Great Childhood
In this episode of Family 360, family therapist David Loyst shares how reflections of his childhood shaped perspectives he didn’t recognize until his own marriage and family was in jeopardy. David describes how we can revisit our childhoods to revitalize our perceptions and our parenting. Ninety percent of our values, attitudes and beliefs are shaped before we are 7 years old – shaped – but not set . Where needed, “…we can re-parent ourselves and grow ourselves up to be the people and the parents we want to be.”
33 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 18 | Brian and Joyce Doerksen | Parenting Through Shifting Expectations
In this episode, Brian and Joyce Doerksen describe their lament, learning and shifting expectations as they journey through the unanticipated diagnosis of Fragile X Syndrome upon their six children. Fragile X is the #1 inherited mental disorder with mild to acute effects on brain development. With their children now adults, the Doerksens reflect on what sustains their family, their marriage and their joy.
35 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep. 17 | Marcus Mosely | The Restorative Practice Of Music
In this episode, musician and producer Marcus Mosely shares his deep understanding of music as a wonderfully vibrant source of connection to our inner selves and to others. He shares from his 4 prolific decades as a performer, advocating for mutual respect and inclusiveness for all that is common between us.
32 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep. 16 | Maggie Dent | The Road To Resilience Pt. 2
In this episode, author and parenting educator Maggie Dent explains, “Resilience isn’t a trait you are born with, it is determined by the systems we live within.” These systems include family, school and faith systems alongside a capacity to help others and ask for help ourselves. Maggie is an advocate for the simple things in life, believing nothing replaces human connection in building children and adults who thrive.
32 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep. 15 | Maggie Dent | The Road To Resilience Pt. 1
Maggie Dent is an Australian parenting author, educator and speaker as well as the host of ABC’s Parental As Anything podcast. Known in Australia as the “Queen Of Common Sense”, Maggie specializes in resilience training, particularly in the early and adolescent years. In this 2 part episode, Maggie Dent explains, “Resilience isn’t a trait you’re born with. It’s cultivated and determined by the systems we live within.”
37 minutes | 6 months ago
Ep. 14 | Dr. Ken Ginsburg | Teens in the Time of COVID
In this episode, Dr. Ken Ginsburg describes our current world crisis as a generation defining moment. The loss of school, sports, activities and experience outside of home all cause unique levels of stress for teens. As well, it can be an opportunity for emotional growth. Dr. Ginsburg says, “Children need to learn to fill their own time, manage their own emotions, and solve their own problems. We should be like lighthouses – ever present, available for guidance – but clear we are not steering the boat.”
35 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep. 13 | Muriel Endersby | Learning To Read, Reading To Learn
In this episode, author and educator Muriel Endersby shares from her five decades as a literacy specialist. Literacy is a basic currency for knowledge and the gateway to human progress. Alongside education, literacy is deemed the right of a child, yet many children and adults struggle to read. Muriel describes environments and practices that open the door for expanded learning and growth, through nurturing a love and capacity for reading.
34 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep. 12 | David Anderson | The Riskiness of Life and Love
In this episode, environmental educator David Anderson describes his work with international environmental organization A Rocha, inspiring communities to practically engage and steward their neighbourhoods. He describes risk as a human necessity for engagement with nature, sharing a personal story of loss, that provides a resonant example of what it means to lean into nature, life and love.
35 minutes | 7 months ago
Ep. 11 | Luci Shaw | The Crime Of Living Cautiously
In this episode, poet, publisher and author Luci Shaw describes what she calls, “The crime of living cautiously.” Luci loves the idea that we can say to a child, “Look this way! There is something fresh to enter into your life,” rather than following the “well worn ruts of civilization.” Luci reflects on childhood, faith, and friendship, from her 9 decades of beautifully articulated perspective.
33 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep. 10 | Dr. Vanessa Lapointe + David Loyst | Adapting In An Age of Anxiety
This episode walks the uprooted and unsettled ground of our world health pandemic. Life is disrupted and stress and anxiety are natural responses in the midst of health, financial and family concern. Child Psychologist Dr. Vanessa Lapointe and Family Therapist David Loyst, share their personal and professional understanding of finding balance when life seismically shifts beneath our feet.
33 minutes | 8 months ago
Ep. 9 | Raffi | All We Really Need
In this episode, beloved children’s troubadour, environmental activist, and author Raffi, offers his holistic vision for honouring children and respecting the earth. He says,“If we are serious in our desire to give our best to the young, we need to know the interconnected world they live in, the connection between person, culture and planet.” Woven together with his enduring music, Raffi reflects on his past while boldly speaking to our future.
31 minutes | 9 months ago
Ep. 8 | Jill Alexander + Brian Fraser | Blended Families: The Past is Never Past
In this episode, Jill Alexander shares the story of giving her child up for adoption. Her journey through loss, co-dependency and discovery shines light on the complex weight of shame and the hope of reconciliation and connection with her past. Together, Jill and her husband, Brian Fraser, speak to the potential and the joy of blended family.
34 minutes | 9 months ago
Ep. 7 | Jamil Popatia | Creating Space For Non-Violent Communication
In this episode, family therapist and nonviolent communication specialist, Jamil Popatia, discusses a paradigm for mitigating conflict through the understanding of universal needs. Drawing on the work of Victor Frankl (Man’s Search For Meaning) and Marshall Rosenberg (Nonviolent Communication: A Language Of Life), Jamil explores tolerance and difference through dignified dialogue.
32 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep. 6 | Dr. Gordon Neufeld | True Play Part 2
In this episode, Child Psychologist, Author and Developmental Theorist, Dr Neufeld describes play as the “elixir” to healthy growth and development in all relationships including marriage. He explains The Pyramid of Potential; describing potential as a reality, fostered through attachment, emotional expression, rest and play. Dr Neufeld calls this, ‘the irreducible needs of a child’.
35 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep. 5 | Dr. Gordon Neufeld | True Play Part 1
In this episode, Child Psychologist, Author, and Developmental Theorist, Dr. Gordon Neufeld, outlines 6 stages of growth and development for building ‘capacity for relationship’ within ourselves and with others. He describes ‘togetherness’ as a human instinct, paramount to even survival instinct, augmenting current scientific discovery on the necessity of enduring attachment, in both children and adults.
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