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If You Aren’t Willing to Have It (Anxiety, Fear, Doubt, Depression et al.) You Will – Understanding Acceptance

Dr. Stephen Hayes, the founder of the groundbreaking therapy technique Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), says, “If you’re not willing to have it, then you will.” Have what, you might ask? Anything you are trying to get rid of, from anxiety and depression to fear and loss. So what if the key to overcoming your …

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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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Preston Pugmire on Discovering Your Mission, Values, and Purpose

Preston Pugmire is the host of the Next Level Life podcast, an award-winning life coach, and co-creator of The Magnetic Marriage couples communication course. Preston joins Tony to discuss the importance of discovering and living by your values. Preston shares his story of spending many years and tens of thousands of dollars taking in information …

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Waving the White Flag Against Violent Communication – A Waking Up to Narcissism Crossover Episode

Thanks for a slight error in uploading the correct file on Tony’s “Waking Up to Narcissism” podcast; he shares the correct episode as a “crossover” on The Virtual Couch. Tony adds “The Mailbox Metaphor,” a powerful Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) metaphor about how we decide to look at the “clutter” of our virtual, physical, …

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Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde? Understanding the Black or White, All or Nothing Thinking of the Narcissist

People in relationships with narcissists often find themselves in a constant state of “reading the room” or “walking on eggshells” in hopes of navigating the large number of hidden, emotional landmines. But one wrong step and a landmine explodes, leaving a trail of destruction to the self-esteem of the narcissist’s victims. Today Tony sheds light …

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To Be Heard Is To Be Healed – Connecting the 4 Pillars of Communication

Tony describes in detail how his “4 Pillars of a Connected Conversation” works, including how to apply the 4 Pillars in any conversation where you feel stuck, unheard, unseen, or unloved. The 4 Pillars are: 1) Assuming good intentions, 2) Don’t send the message of “you’re wrong” or “I don’t believe you,” EVEN IF you …

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What’s Stopping You? Discovering the “You” in Be-You-Tiful w/McKinley Overbay

Tony welcomes his daughter McKinley (Mackie) back to The Virtual Couch. Mackie talks about what it took for her to shed the “shoulds” in her life, “you should go to college, you should be a teacher, you should, you should, you should!” and how she ultimately took action on following a path she knew she …

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How to Be Happy…Scientifically Speaking

Tony breaks down Douglas Kenrick, PhD’s article “7 Scientifically Supported Steps to Happiness,” https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sex-murder-and-the-meaning-life/202109/7-scientifically-supported-steps-happiness based off of Sonja Lyubomirsky’s book “The How of Happiness: A scientific approach to getting the life you want.” Sign up today to be the first to know when the next round of The Magnetic Marriage Course will launch http://tonyoverbay.com/magnetic #happiness #science #therapy #virtualcouch …

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Take Control Of Your Own Life w/Preston Pugmire Host of Next Level Life

Tony welcomes Magnetic Marriage co-creator Preston Pugmire, host of the Next Level Life Podcast, and award-winning life coach, onto the show to talk about the steps of accountability, and how moving from an unconscious reactor to a conscious creator will have immediate and long-lasting positive effects on everything in your life, from your marriage and …

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