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Episode 49: A Guide to Self-Healing with The One-Hour Miracle featuring Dr. Andrew Hahn

Episode 49: A Guide to Self-Healing with The One-Hour Miracle featuring Dr. Andrew Hahn

November 29, 2022

On Episode 49 of the Mainspring Family Wellness Podcast, Jenna & Kristen speak with renowned psychologist Dr. Andrew Hahn about his new book The One-Hour Miracle: A 5-Step Process to Self-Healing. Dr. Hahn shares with our audience his extensive experience with trauma, generational trauma, self-healing, healing as it relates to parenting and how to break the cycle of trauma-informed experience.

 

Episode 49: A Guide to Self-Healing with The One-Hour Miracle featuring Dr. Andrew Hahn

01:41

Introduction of Dr. Andrew Hahn.

 

03:18

Dr. Hahn explains The One-Hour Miracle.

 

04:23

Dr. Hahn further discusses his definition of a “miracle.”

 

07:09

Dr. Hahn talks about the career trajectory that led him to start Life Centered Therapy.

 

15:03

Dr. Hahn reflects on the concept of therapy and how to explain therapy and the need for therapy to a child.

 

22:20

Dr. Hahn elaborates on generational trauma, how parental trauma impacts children.

 

32:13

Dr. Hahn and hosts discuss the value of enneagram and how it can inform parenting and parenting styles.

 

33:10

Guest and hosts discuss childhood depression as a response to parental actions and how one could possibly break the pattern of experience.

 

37:59

Dr. Hahn delve deeper into trauma, how to get parents to acknowledge the trauma that one might be holding.

 

40:24

How to connect with Dr. Hahn and where to get his new book The One-Hour Miracle.

 

41:53

Jenna & Kristen’s perspective on the episode and the informative guest.

 

43:32

How to connect with Mainspring Family Wellness, Jenna & Kristen!

 

End of Episode

 

Keywords:

trauma, healing, self-healing, parenting, enneagram, childhood depression, therapy, major depression, psychology, generational trauma, parental trauma, acceptance, Life Centered Therapy, One-Hour Miracle, miracle, experience pattern

 

GUEST: Dr. Andrew Hahn

 

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Andrew Hahn, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist. He received his A.B. Magna Cum Laude in Social Studies/Psychology from Harvard University and his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Hahnemann University. He is certified by Helen Palmer to teach the Enneagram and has also been a faculty member in the graduate Counselling Programs at Lesley University and Northeastern University.

While Dr. Hahn’s strong foundation and significant experience in traditional psychology have served his clients well, he has been untiring in his effort to better understand what is going on for people so that he could better help them live more contented and healthier lives. This calling for greater understanding, as well as certain experiences that he could not fully comprehend within the confines of traditional Western paradigms, led him on a search for answers that opened him to the worlds of Buddhist and Eastern Psychology; Mystery Training; and Depth, Archetypal and Spiritual Psychology. During this period, Thich Nhat Hanh, Brugh Joy, Dick Olney, Helen Palmer, Barbara Hastings, and Claudio Naranjo were particularly influential and powerful teachers for him. In 1997, after several years of witnessing the power of the work, Dr. Hahn developed the Life Centered Therapy Training program for those who want to facilitate and/or teach this process. Today, Dr. Hahn has a private practice in Waltham, MA. He speaks, teaches, and leads training and healing groups internationally, and continues his effort to better understand what is going on for people so that he can better help them live more contented and healthier lives."

"Dr. Hahn helps men and women personally and professionally to expedite the healing from any trauma using his unique integration and synthesis of all these traditions combined with his own significant contributions to the field of psychology. Furthermore, Dr. Hahn shows clients the operative patterns in trauma, the realization that soul-level trauma and trauma from life experience have the exact same structure, and a unique synthesis of mindfulness and somatics to live a fulfilled and happy life.

Dr. Hahn’s book The One-Hour Miracle can be found on Amazon and wherever books are sold.

 

Connect with Dr. Andrew Hahn:

Instagram | Twitter

 

Connect with Life Centered Therapy:

Website: Life Centered Therapy

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Connect with Mainspring Family Wellness:

Website: Mainspring Family Wellness

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Connect with Kristen & Jenna:

Kristen: LinkedIn

Jenna: LinkedIn

 

Episode 48: Nonprofit Spotlight featuring The Gray Academy for Exceptional Children with Neurological Disorders

Episode 48: Nonprofit Spotlight featuring The Gray Academy for Exceptional Children with Neurological Disorders

November 8, 2022

Episode 48: Nonprofit Spotlight featuring The Gray Academy A School for Exceptional Children with Neurological Disorders.

On Episode 48 of the Mainspring Family Wellness Podcast, Jenna & welcome Kristen Gray and Dana Tompkins of the Gray Academy, a non-profit, non-public K-5 Elementary School for exceptional children with neurological disorders in Santa Monica, California, looking to expand their program and services with a second location in Orange County. Each guest shares their extraordinary circumstances as parents to children with special needs and how that journey prompted them towards their passion for meaningful impact within the community, leading to the creation of The Gray Academy and its current plans for expansion.

 

01:49

Introduction of guests: Kristen Gray & Dana Tompkins

 

02:15

Kristen’s story:

  • Daughters’ diagnosis of Batten’s Disease
  • Launching a foundation to find a cure
  • Enrolling daughters into a clinical trial of gene therapy along with 13 other children

 

06:55

The search for a school that prompted the inception of The Gray Academy in Santa Monica

 

09:21

About the Gray Academy

 

10:28

Dana’s story:

  • Son’s birth and journey with cerebral palsy
  • Connecting with Kristen Gray over expansion of the Gray Academy to serve Orange County, CA

 

14:49

Kristen and Dana share a “typical day” for families with neuro-different children

 

21:58

The Gray Academy’s multi-pronged services to treat children with neurological disorders

 

25:13

Insight into how traditional schools with services for neuro-different children might not be able to meet the needs of their students

 

28:28

The Gray Academy’s plans for expansion into Orange County

 

30:34

The Gray’s Academy’s upcoming fundraiser to support the expansion

 

32:52

Get connected with the Gray Academy and more information about the fundraiser

 

34:00

Kristen & Jenna reflect on Kristen & Dana’s incredible journeys, their willingness to share and impact positive change

 

35:55

Guests share on their personal resolve and commitment to their children that drives them forward in their work within the community

 

37:22

Jenna & Kristen’s perspective on the episode

 

 

GUEST: Kristen Gray & Dana Tompkins

KRISTEN GRAY:

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Kristen Gray, founder of the Charlotte and Gwenyth Gray Foundation to Cure Batten Disease and mother of Charlotte (11), Gwenyth (9), Callan (2) and Gavin (6mo) started the foundation with her husband, Gordon, in June of 2015 after learning of their daughters' diagnosis of Batten Disease CLN6.  In two years, Kristen and Gordon, alongside a community of supporters raised over 7 million dollars to fund critical research in hopes of a cure for Batten Disease CLN6.  That research led to a clinical trial starting in March of 2016 and to date the foundation has funded treatment for 15 children.  

Kristen and Gordon, having experienced firsthand the challenges and daily struggles that most families face when trying to juggle special education with crucial medical treatments, therapies, doctors’ visits and other needs, envisioned a new kind of school with a transformative, integrated and holistic approach that could help fill the void often experienced by parents and their children suffering from severe neurological disorders. In 2018, Kristen and Gordon founded The Gray Academy in Santa Monica, a school for medically fragile children, serving families with children of moderate to severe disabilities.

 

DANA TOMPKINS:

 

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After earning her MBA from the Marshall School of Business at USC and a career in corporate marketing, Dana followed her entrepreneurial spirit to open a popular women's clothing store in Newport Beach called Bardot in 2012.  Following the diagnosis of her son with cerebral palsy in 2020, Dana decided to close her shop to focus on the needs of her family.  Since then she has spent her time seeking the best therapies and treatments for her son, now almost 4, and in doing so has connected with Kristen Gray of the Gray Academy.  Dana is now taking the lead to open an Orange County branch of The Gray Academy- a school for children with moderate to severe neurological disorders, helping to fill a gap in our community to provide an educational program that is suited for children with complex medical needs.

 

Connect with The Gray Academy

Website: The Gray Academy

Facebook | Instagram

 

Connect with Mainspring Family Wellness:

Website: Mainspring Family Wellness

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Connect with Kristen & Jenna:

Kristen: LinkedIn

Jenna: LinkedIn

 

Episode 47: Overcoming Bullying with Andi Kay, Founder & Executive Director of Bloom Foundation

Episode 47: Overcoming Bullying with Andi Kay, Founder & Executive Director of Bloom Foundation

November 7, 2022

Episode 47: Overcoming Bullying with Andi Kay, Founder & Executive Director of Bloom Foundation

On Episode 47 of the Mainspring Family Wellness Podcast, Kristen & Jenna host a constructive conversation about bullying with Andi Kay, the Founder and Executive Director of Bloom Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping middle school and high school girls overcome bullying by providing recovery programs rich in social-emotional learning, self-care, and discovery. Andi shares with our audience her own personal journey with experiencing cyberbullying as a teen, how she came to start Bloom Foundation, the ever-evolving state of bullying today and offers some helpful emotional tools and resources in support of parents with children experiencing bullying.

 

02:38

[Andi describes her firsthand experience with bullying as a child]

 

04:21

[Andi talks about the emergence of cyberbullying as part of her experience and describes the emotional impact on her wellbeing and the beginning of her recovery]

 

06:34

[Andi explains what inspired her to start her anti-bullying organization]

 

08:29

[Andi defines the term bullying]

 

08:57

[Jenna and Andi dive deeper into what is and what is not bullying]

 

12:04

[Kristen leads the conversation on the parental scenario if your child is the aggressor and not the recipient]

 

14:21

[Andi shares the importance of defining and identifying bullying but the emotional difficulty of being able to do so given that is a spectrum of aggression]  

 

15:33

[Andi shares a Bloom Foundation participant’s letter to herself after going through the program]

 

18:46

[Jenna, Kristen and Andi discuss the role of social media in the evolving world of cyberbullying]

 

21:23

[Andi gives an overview of programs available at Bloom Foundation]

 

24:04

[Andi provides some thoughtful support around parenting a bullied child]

 

28:08

[Andi offers some thoughts around finding alternative places of “belonging” to counter a bullying experience]

 

28:34

[Jenna & Kristen reflect on the activities they participated in as adolescents that really helped shape their perspective on self and belonging]

 

32:31

[Jenna, Kristen & Andi discuss the idea of “finding your tribe” and the definition of friendship as it supports children’s upbringing and adolescent years]

 

35:16

[Andi shares on how to find Bloom Foundation for resources to support someone experiencing bullying]

 

GUEST: Andi Kay

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After experiencing cyberbullying firsthand in 2009, Andi researched bullying during her studies at the University of California, Irvine. For over 10 years, Andi has studied bullying and its impact on both children and teenagers. In 2017, Andi founded Bloom Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that provides social-emotional learning programs to girls experiencing bullying. The mission of Bloom Foundation is to help middle school and high school girls grow through challenges by building emotional resilience and overcoming bullying so that they can bloom with confidence as leaders of the community. Andi currently serves as the Founder and Executive Director of Bloom Foundation.

 

Connect with Bloom Foundation:

Website: Bloom Foundation

Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn

 

Connect with Mainspring Family Wellness:

Website: Mainspring Family Wellness

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Connect with Kristen & Jenna:

Kristen: LinkedIn

Jenna: LinkedIn

 

Episode 46:  Cereset, How a Balanced Brain Can Improve Your Life

Episode 46: Cereset, How a Balanced Brain Can Improve Your Life

June 1, 2022

On episode 46 of the Mainspring Family Wellness Podcast, Christopher Tansey, the owner of Cereset Costa Mesa, sits down with Jenna and Kristen to talk about Cereset, the technology that helped both himself and his father overcome traumatic brain injuries and ultimately achieve a balanced brain for an improved quality of life.

 

Episode 46

Cereset, How a Balanced Brain Can Improve Your Life

 

02:12

[Christopher talks about the brain trauma that his father endured as well as the surgery he had to remove a cyst in his brain, and how those two events led father and son to seek alternative modalities for improved cognitive functions]

 

04:48

[Christopher shares about prior treatments that relied heavily on medication]

 

05:43

[Christopher describes his cognitive functions post cyst removal surgery]

 

06:32

[Christopher discusses his reliance on medication and what prompted him to seek Cereset technology]

 

08:53

[Christopher explains the science behind Cereset technology]

 

10:13

[Christopher talks about how the technology was developed by someone who also experienced traumatic brain injury]

 

10:48

[Christopher provides some statistical framework around the effectiveness of the sessions]

 

11:45

[Christopher describes the conditions that might prompt patients to seek Cereset]

 

12:56

[Jenna talks about her own experience with Cereset sessions and her own personal findings]

 

14:35

[Christopher dives deeper into how a Cereset session can impact your brain]

 

15:24

[Christopher gives a little background on the difference between Cereset technology and Neurofeedback]

 

16:08

[Christopher talks a little about a “balanced” brain, what that means]

 

16:52

[Christopher provides more background on the science behind the sessions]

 

18:26

[Christopher shares a couple of success stories he’s facilitated with Cereset and the impact the technology has on better sleep]

 

21:22

[Christopher highlights some key features regarding Cereset’s natural, non-invasive approach at balancing the brain]

 

22:16

[Where to find Christopher and Cereset Costa Mesa]

 

GUEST: Christopher Tansey

Owner of Cereset Costa Mesa

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Connect with Christopher Tansey

LinkedIn: Christopher Tansey

 

Connect with Cereset

Website: Cereset

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Connect with Mainspring Family Wellness:

Website: Mainspring Family Wellness

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Connect with Kristen & Jenna:

Kristen: LinkedIn

Jenna: LinkedIn

 

This podcast is for educational purposes only. This podcast is not a substitute for professional care by a doctor or other qualified medical professional. This podcast is provided on the understanding that it does not constitute medical or other professional advice or services. If you are looking for help on your journey, seek out a qualified medical practitioner.

 

 

 

Episode 45: Men & Marriage, The Other Half of the Conversation

Episode 45: Men & Marriage, The Other Half of the Conversation

May 11, 2022

Episode 45 of the Mainspring Family Wellness Podcast is a riveting discussion around men and marriage with Quentin Hafner, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Newport Beach, and the particular challenges of a modern marriage from a male perspective.  The conversation touches upon the impact of a traditional male upbringing, cultural depictions of men, gender differences in communication styles, and the presence of shame in marriage and fatherhood.

 

Episode 45

Men & Marriage, The Other Half of the Conversation

 

02:29

[About Quentin Hafner, his personal life and his work as a licensed marriage and family therapist]

 

03:49

[Explanation on common challenges men face in marriages]

 

06:08

[Discussion on the generational evolution of what it means to be a husband]

 

10:28

[Discussion on the role of gender biases as it relates to a marriage]

 

12:51

[Discussion around communication styles and the difficulty men have connecting with spouses on an emotional level]

 

15:50

[Discussion on male archetypes present in communication styles]

 

17:14

[Discussion around distraction as a coping mechanism and the lack of emotional learning in childhood]

 

18:06

[Definition of the term “high-value husband”]

 

20:09

[More conversation around the gender divide within communication styles and how to work around those differences]

 

23:05

[Discussion on vulnerability as a conduit for connection and more productive conversations]

 

27:18

[Conversation around the presence of shame in men when it comes to parenting and relationships]

 

30:27

[Discussion on conversation dynamics and tools for effective communication]

 

32:16

[Conversation on how the culture of men is depicted in public arenas and the media]

 

37:05

[Conversation around the need to be more thoughtful about the current societal pressures of being a man]

 

39:43

[Promotion of Quentin’s subscription services for men, a therapy resource for men]

 

41:57

[Conversation close with Quentin]

 

42:34

[Summary of takeaways with Jenna & Kristen]

 

GUEST: Quentin Hafner

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Quentin Hafner is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice in Orange County, CA where he specializes in helping people find solutions to life's challenges that result in more personal & professional fulfillment. In particular, Quentin loves working with men in the context of couples therapy to help them discover their hidden potential to be better Dads & better Husbands.

In 2018, Quentin wrote and published an Amazon.com #1 best-selling marriage book Black Belt Husbands to help husbands solve challenges in their marriages.

Quentin is happily married and a father of two young boys, Levi & Samuel. In his spare time, he trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, loves to surf, go camping, and trail running in the most incredible nature preserves in Orange County.

 

Connect with Quentin Hafner:

Website: Quentin Hafner

Website: Black Belt Husbands

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn

 

Connect with Mainspring Family Wellness:

Website: Mainspring Family Wellness

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Connect with Kristen & Jenna:

Kristen: LinkedIn

Jenna: LinkedIn

Episode 44: Nonprofit Spotlight featuring Sabrina Rivera, Executive Director of the Orange County Justice Fund

Episode 44: Nonprofit Spotlight featuring Sabrina Rivera, Executive Director of the Orange County Justice Fund

April 27, 2022

Episode 44 of the Mainspring Family Wellness Podcast is a thoughtful conversation about the plight of detained immigrants in Orange County as part of our Nonprofit Spotlight Series. Jenna & Kristen talk to Sabrina Rivera, the Executive Director of the Orange County Justice Fund (OCJF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering transformative change in the immigration system to assist the most vulnerable immigrants and refugees in Orange County, impacted by detention and deportation. Since the organization’s inception in 2017, OCJF has provided funds to secure the release of 66 detained immigrants and provided bond recipients with legal representation, due process rights, and services for community re-integration.

 

Episode 44

Nonprofit Spotlight featuring Sabrina Rivera, Executive Director of the Orange County Justice Fund:

 

02:41

[About Sabrina Rivera, how Sabrina got involved with the Orange County Justice Fund]

 

03:58

[About the Orange County Justice Fund, its inception, mission and services provided]

 

08:29

[Discussion around the adults and children currently detained]

 

10:11

[Circumstances under which children are separated from their parents in detention]

 

14:09

[Stories of people under detention and facing deportation]

 

16:30

[Description of conditions at local detention facilities]

 

20:41

[A specific case of a woman from El Salvador seeking asylum after facing years of abuse with OCJF’s assistance]

 

28:19

[Discussion around the current influx of Ukrainian refugees and the United States’ response]

 

29:06

[Discussion around systemic issues that impact government reform]

 

33:45

[Discussion around mental health issues for those in detention and their families]

 

36:30

[Sabrina’s own immigration journey culminating in her involvement in immigration reform]

 

37:59

[Promotion of OCJF’s upcoming fundraiser and how listeners can get involved]

 

GUEST: Sabrina Rivera

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Sabrina Rivera is the Executive Director for the Orange County Justice Fund (OCJF), an organization dedicated to generating support for transformative change in the immigration legal system and reaching the most vulnerable impacted by immigration detention and deportation. Ms. Rivera is formerly the supervising attorney at the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) for the California State University (CSU) Project which provides immigration legal services to eight CSU campuses in Southern California in affirmative and removal defense cases. Before CARECEN, Ms. Rivera served as the staff attorney at Western State College of Law’s (WSCL) Immigration Clinic in Irvine where she directly represented clients in a range of matters, including deportation defense, humanitarian visas for survivors of violence, citizenship, and asylum. She also supervised and mentored law students enrolled in the Immigration Clinic on cases and community-based education initiatives throughout Orange County. Ms. Rivera is a former Adjunct Lecturer at UC Irvine Law Immigrant Rights Clinic and served as Adjunct Faculty at WSCL for six years, where she taught a lawyering skills class. She is the former chair of the Orange County Bar Association’s Immigration Section. She received her JD from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and her BA in Chicana/o Studies and Political Science from California State University, Dominguez Hills.

 

Connect with the Orange County Justice Fund:

Website: Orange County Justice Fund

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Connect with Mainspring Family Wellness:

Website: Mainspring Family Wellness

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Connect with Kristen & Jenna:

Kristen: LinkedIn

Jenna: LinkedIn

Episode 43: Addiction & Recovery, One Family’s Journey to Wellness

Episode 43: Addiction & Recovery, One Family’s Journey to Wellness

April 12, 2022

Jaana Woodbury joins us on this very special episode of the Mainspring Family Wellness Podcast where Jaana details her first-hand account of how she and her family persevered from drug addiction to recovery and wellness with the intervention of loved ones.  She also shares with Jenna and Kristen about the impact of her addiction on her young child and how her daughter accompanied her on the road to recovery.

 

Special Guest:   

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GUEST: Jaana Woodbury, CADC-I, CCAR

Jaana Woodbury can be noted for her philanthropy and advocacy work in raising awareness towards addiction and mental health issues. Specifically, Jaana was part of an effort to shed light on family systems in addiction. Her family was featured on Sesame Street's, "Parental Addiction" series, which received a Daytime Emmy for best short film. Jaana has also been featured in publications for sharing her knowledge and work in the treatment industry.

Today, she serves as Community Outreach for The District Recovery, an outpatient program in Huntington Beach, CA and as Director of Communications for The Red Songbird Foundation. Jaana is also a junior board member for Shatterproof and sits as board Vice President for CASA (California Alliance for State Advocacy). For enjoyment, Jaana loves spending time with her family, reading, hiking and going to church.

Instagram: @jaanawoodbury        

 

For more information about the District Recovery Program:

https://www.thedistrictrecovery.com/

Instagram: @thedistrictrecoverycommunity

Podcast 42: Reiki, An Alternative Modality for Healing

Podcast 42: Reiki, An Alternative Modality for Healing

March 30, 2022

Jennifer Skiver joins the Mainspring Family Wellness Podcast to demystify Reiki, an alternative healing modality that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety through the delivery of energy to the body. Reiki is a safe, gentle, non-invasive form of natural hands-on energy-based healing intended to improve a person's health and wellness through the enhancement of flow and balance. Jen, along with Mainspring's own Executive Director, Kristen Perlmutter, each share how they came into this particular art of healing and their calling towards becoming certified Reiki Masters. They discuss and provide first-hand testimonials and experiences on how Reiki has benefited their lives and the people they treat.

 

Special Guest:   

Jennifer Skiver, HHP (Holistic Health Professional)

Jennifer has studied many areas of holistic wellness. She holds a B.A. from the University of Mississippi, a Masters in Nutrition and a Doctorate in Holistic Health. She completed her 300-hour Experienced Yoga Teacher credential and Reiki Master attunement. Her experience in and passion for the connection of spirituality and healing provides a unique opportunity for her to offer others the same healing. A mom of two boys and a California transplant of nearly two decades, Jen has established a wealth of resources and knowledge to support her own journey back to health and works diligently to lead others to find their own way back to healing.

 

Interested in Reiki?  

Book a session at Mainspring Family Wellness by emailing info@mainspringfamilywellness.com

 

 
 
 
 
 
Podcast 41: ADHD, A Holistic Approach with Dr. Nicole Buerkens

Podcast 41: ADHD, A Holistic Approach with Dr. Nicole Buerkens

March 16, 2022

ADHD, A Holistic Approach with Dr. Nicole Beurkens

(EP. 41)

Dr. Nicole Beurkens joins the Mainspring Family Wellness Podcast to discuss a holistic approach towards treating ADHD and getting to the root cause of neurodevelopmental disorders. She discusses the importance of nutrition and quality sleep in treating ADHD and provides listeners with practical tools and strategies for tackling mood and behavioral challenges.

 

Special Guests:

Dr. Nicole Beurkens

Psychologist, Nutritionist, Educator, Mom

Dr. Nicole Beurkens is the world’s leading holistic child psychologist. She has dedicated her 25-year career to providing parents with simple, effective, research-based strategies that get to the root of children’s attention, anxiety, mood, and behavior challenges so they can reach their highest potential.

She’s built and runs a multi-disciplinary evaluation and treatment clinic, is a best-selling author, published researcher, award-winning therapist, in-demand speaker, international consultant, and experienced mom who is determined to show the world that with healthy foundations in place every child and family can thrive.

 

Find Dr. Nicole Beurkens at:

URL: www.drbeurkens.com

Facebook: facebook.com/drnicolebeurkens

Instagram: @drnicolebeurkens

Podcast 40: Talking to Our Kids about Race and Identity with Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith

Podcast 40: Talking to Our Kids about Race and Identity with Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith

March 2, 2022

Talking to Our Kids about Race & Identity

(EP. 40)

Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith joins the Mainspring Wellness Podcast to discuss with Kristen & Jenna about how to approach conversations with our kids on the big topic of race and identity. This is an eye-opening episode that sheds light on how kids come into identity and perceive racial differences in this colorful world. Dr. Briscoe-Smith also discusses how the environment of racial tensions in the United States is currently playing into childhood anxiety.

 

Special Guests:

Allison Briscoe-Smith

Dr. Briscoe-Smith earned her undergraduate degree from Harvard University.  She then received her clinical psychology Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley. She then went on to continue her specialization in trauma and ethnic minority mental health through internship and postdoctoral work at the University of California San Francisco/San Francisco General Hospital.  She has combined her love of teaching and advocacy by serving as a professor and by directing mental health programs for children experiencing trauma, homelessness, or foster care.  Much of her work has been with schools, as a clinician, consultant and trainer.  Currently, she is the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Wright Institute where she is a professor. She provides consultation and training to bay area non-profits and schools on how to support trauma-informed practices and cultural accountability.  

Find Dr. Briscoe-Smith at:

URL: drbriscoesmith.com

Instagram: @allisonbriscoesmith

 
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