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Feeling Stuck? Recognizing the Negative Effects of Regret and Rumination

“Regret is a common feeling that has both negative and positive effects,” Sian Ferguson from the article “How to Move Past Regret.” https://psychcentral.com/blog/a-powerful-exercise-for-moving-past-regret Tony talks about regret and rumination’s roles in keeping people stuck in a trauma bond with a narcissist.  And follow Tony on the Virtual Couch YouTube channel for a sneak preview of …

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McKinley Overbay – When Your Moment of Insane Courage Leads to Big Change…and a Little Bit of Throw Up

Virtual Couch favorite and Tony’s daughter, McKinley “Mackie” Overbay, joins the podcast to talk about some big changes happening in her life and how she has been able to do difficult, scary things despite having “all of the emotions.” You can follow Mackie on Instagram @beautybymackie and mention the Virtual Couch Podcast for $10 off …

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Whether You Can or Can’t You Are Correct! Exploring the Expectation Effect w/Nate Christensen APCC

Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” Tony Overbay, LMFT, welcomes Nate Christensen, APCC, back to the Virtual Couch for his 6th appearance. Tony and Nate discuss David Robson’s book “The Expectation Effect: How Your Mindset Can Change Your Word,” https://amzn.to/3vbtTCl  Robson calls our brains “prediction machines” …

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Susie Pettit on Navigating a Narcissistic Relationship – From Rock Bottom to Midlife Warrior

Susie Pettit is a Podcast Host (Love Your Life Show), the founder of Strength: Mind and Body, and a Mindfullness-Based Cognitive Life Coach. Susie has made a career helping women “live lives that feel as good on the inside as they look on the outside.” But before finding her calling in helping others, she spent …

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“Are You A Narcissist?” Tony Interviewed on Michaela Renee Johnson’s “Be You Find Happy” Podcast

Tony is the interviewee on Michaela Renee Johnson’s “Be You Find Happy” podcast. From the show notes on Michaela’s episode, “Ha, got your attention. If you’re asking yourself that you’re probably not, but you might be in a relationship with someone who is “less emotionally mature.” It seems narcissism is on the rise but is …

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Everything I’ve Learned From The Therapist Chair – The Trilogy (Pt3)

Tony covers items 11 through 14 of his ever-growing list of “Everything I Know,” aka all of the things he’s learned from the therapist’s chair. In today’s episode he covers: If you’re going to say yes to someone, then say yes enthusiastically…don’t play the martyr, “well, I guess you can go with your friend, but …

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Everything I’ve Learned From The Therapist Chair The B-sides

Tony covers 7 through 10 of his ever-growing list of “Everything I Know,” aka all of the things he’s learned from his therapist’s chair. In today’s episode he covers: Let’s assume that people don’t wake up and think “What can I do today to hurt my partner?” Working from that assumption, you’re in a much …

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