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All These Fears Will Be For Your Good – Facing the Fear Trap

True or false? You only use 10 percent of your brain? Albert Einstein was a lousy student, and look how he turned out! Positive affirmations will lead you to self-love and happiness. To get the answers, you’ll need to listen to this episode, but (spoiler alert) we are often building meaning and judging ourselves based …

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Intimacy (aka S-E-X) w/Dan Purcell of “Get Your Marriage On!”

Let’s talk about S to the E-X, aka “intimacy.” Dan Purcell, host of the “Get Your Marriage On” podcast as well as the “Intimately Us” app https://r.intimately.us/tonyoverbay joins Tony to talk about the mission that he, along with his wife Emily, share of strengthening marriages by helping them deepen their connection through both physical and …

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Managing the Mind Boggle: Navigating through Nice Guys, Narcissists, and the Emotionally Immature – Plus, Is Change Real or Temporary?

Today’s show notes have been generated by ChatGPT-4 based on the transcript of the episode: Tony takes a deep dive into understanding and distinguishing between three complex behavioral patterns – Nice Guy/Girl Syndrome, Emotional Immaturity, and Narcissism.  Tony kicks off the discussion with a comprehensive analysis of Nice Guy/Girl Syndrome. He defines the syndrome, deciphers …

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Teaching Our Kids (and our inner-child) Emotional Intelligence

Childhood abandonment and neglect issues can manifest in seemingly unrelated ways in adulthood. In this episode, Tony helps you identify how they show up and how you can help your kids become more emotionally intelligent and resilient. Tony’s muse today is an article by Jonice Webb, a licensed psychologist and author of two books, Running …

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The Power of Community to Combat Addiction – Chandler Rogers on How the Relay App Repels Porn

Tony gives a “state of the union” address on working with people struggling with turning to pornography as a coping mechanism. He then interviews Chandler Rogers, CEO of Relay, an app that helps people stay connected and accountable on their recovery journey. Relay makes it easy to connect with a shame-free support group, an essential …

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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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Dealing with Discomfort In Relationships…and Life!

Tony dissects a couple’s potentially destructive conversation, examining discomfort and anxiety’s role in our relationships. He also talks about the challenges of relying on memory when attempting to have difficult conversations.   And follow Tony on the Virtual Couch YouTube channel to see a sneak preview of his upcoming podcast “Murder on the Couch,” where True …

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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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Hold Up, I Can’t Do That…Says Who? Losing our Limiting Beliefs

You can’t run marathons after 50! You can’t change your career after you’ve invested so much time and energy into it! Dads don’t get all up in their feelings! Says who? Our pasts, our brains, our lack of understanding, that’s who! Tony explores the psychology of limiting beliefs and how the stories we learn in …

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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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