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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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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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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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Habit, Addict or Unconscious Response? The Latest Research on Why We Do What We Do!

Did you know that more than 40 percent of everything you do is habitual? Are you addicted to your phone or social media? Or are you simply responding to a well-worn neurological cue/reward pattern? Tony discusses the latest in habit research from the article “How to Conquer Your Primitive Brain” by Adam Piore. https://apple.news/A9pURuj3OQL-UNnUw6bnn9A Find …

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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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Listen to Your Gut: What Your Tummy Tells You About Your Anxiety – Camila Smith, LCSW

Tony welcomes Camila Smith, LCSW, to the Virtual Couch. Camila is a psychotherapist, educator, and the Chief Clinical Officer of Bekome (http://joinbekome.co). Camila specializes in gut health, with an advanced doctoral focus in mental health and clinical nutrition. Tony and Camila talk about the current state of the mental health system as practitioners which often …

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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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Eating Chocolate – An Emotional Control Strategy or a Way to Stay Present?

Exercise, meditation, prayer, and eating good food all sound like wonderful, emotional-baseline-raising activities. But depending on how you’re doing them, they could also be a way to eliminate unwanted thoughts and feelings. Tony looks at “creative helplessness” and “emotional control strategies” and how they play into our search for happiness. Tony references Russ Harris’ book …

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