Cheaper Than Therapy with Vanessa and Dené

Cheaper Than Therapy with Vanessa and Dené

By Vanessa Bennett
Demystifying, de-stigmatizing, and desensitizing what goes on inside the therapy room and the hard work it takes to be a human.
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How Therapy Can Mirror Our Innate Goodness with Ashley Torrent
Ashley Torrent is a Psycho-spiritual Counselor, an Intuitive Medium, and someone who played a pivotal part in Vanessa’s journey. Dené and Vanessa talk with Ashley about how learning to embrace our challenges can be the pathway to finding hidden treasures, being “good enough” parents, and the intuitive gifts we all possess if we allow ourselves to be still and tap into them. Ashley embodies so much wisdom, and we know you’ll find this conversation with her as valuable as we did. You can find Ashley on Instagram @ouisie1 And if you love the conversations we’re bringing you (as much as we do) please subscribe and review the pod so we can get it out to even more people!
1:04:30
July 1, 2020
Reparenting Ourselves As We Revisit Our Childhood - Live Coaching Session
Ram Dass famously said, “If you think you’re enlightened, go spend a week with your family.” In this live coaching session, Vanessa and Dené talk with Elle about this very relatable struggle. Elle moved home during Covid-19 and is finding it challenging to stay centered in her sense of self. We strategize ways to set boundaries that honor our own needs while also attempting to keep the peace with parents we respect and love.
30:54
June 24, 2020
The Unspoken Struggles of Parenting
In this episode Vanessa and Dené discuss some taboo topics of parenthood: the importance of normalizing conversations around the extent to which we are struggling, how hard it is to bring up children without the support of extended community, and tools that can be useful for parents when we feel like we're at our whitts end. This episode was taped at the height of the covid-19 quarantine, so it really acknowledges the additional stressors families were (and are) facing during this time.
36:12
June 17, 2020
Defining Our Own Lives - Live Coaching Session
In this live coaching session, Vanessa and Dené talk with Murphy about the empowerment that comes when we start to define our own version of a successful life. This episode explores the societally imposed pressures around dating and career, how to identify what we want to prioritize for ourselves, and how we start to practice standing in our own truth. *These live coaching sessions are meant for entertainment purposes only and are not to replace therapy.
29:06
June 10, 2020
Showing Up for Your Community with Rene Wiley
Rene Wiley is a running coach, a group fitness instructor, and someone creating a major impact by challenging his community to show up in a more conscious way. Vanessa and Dené talk with Rene about the magic that happens when we finally find our authentic voice, the importance of being of service, and how he’s inspiring people on a global level to show up for themselves through his 101 mile running challenge. Through his social media Rene also contributes to eliminating the stigma by discussing our mental health and is such an inspirational voice at a time when we all need it most. You can find Rene on Instagram @itsrenewiley And if you love the conversations we’re bringing you (as much as we do) please subscribe and review the pod so we can get it out to even more people!
53:23
June 3, 2020
The Power of Empathy with Nōn Wels
Vanessa and Dené sit down with Nōn Wels, creator of the You, Me, Empathy podcast and founder of the collaborative mental health community, The Feely Human Collective. Nōn is doing such important work to help eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health struggles (particularly for men) and having candid conversations to create a deeper sense of empathy. We talk about the challenging work of creating boundaries, the power and strength we find through vulnerability, and creating a community where we feel safe to be the fullest expression of ourselves. You can find Nōn on Instagram @youmeempathy and @feelyhuman And if you love the conversations we’re bringing you (as much as we do) please subscribe and review the pod us so we can get it out to even more people!
57:58
May 27, 2020
No Space to Let Go - Live Coaching Session
In this live coaching session, Vanessa and Dené talk to June about moving through betrayal, grief, and fear in her transitioning marriage, while still living in the same house because of the COVID-19 quarantine. We also discuss the importance of finding time and space for yourself as the parent of a young child. *These live coaching sessions are meant for entertainment purposes only and are not to replace therapy.
32:07
May 20, 2020
Physical Transformation as Spiritual Initiation with Lauren Weisman
“Whatever spiritual transformation you’re going through, there’s so much that correlates to that physically.” Lauren Weisman Vanessa and Dené sit down with Lauren Weisman who is the founder of Mama Method, which is custom movement for expecting and new mothers. They talk to Lauren about the synergy between physically and emotionally moving through the experiences that make up the transitional time of becoming a mother, and how this time correlates to so many other, sometimes traumatic, processes of initiation we go through. You can find a Lauren on Instagram at @mamamethod
1:01:03
May 13, 2020
Trusting Our Intuition - Live Coaching Session
In this live coaching session, Vanessa and Dené explore the concept of “trauma bonding” with Pat. This conversation is a beautiful example of how often the real work becomes about learning to trust our intuition by paying attention to how interactions with other people make us feel. *These live coaching sessions are meant for entertainment purposes only and are not to replace therapy.
33:57
May 6, 2020
Owning our Story with Suzy Favor Hamilton
“I own my story, I embrace it. It’s made me who I am today.”  -Suzy Favor Hamilton In this episode of Cheaper Than Therapy, Vanessa and Dené sit down with Suzy Favor Hamilton. Suzy is a 3 time Olympian, Sex Positive Life Coach, and Author of the New York Times bestseller Fast Girl. They talk about the triumphs and struggles Suzy faced on her journey to becoming an advocate for mental health, sex positivity, and letting go of what we’ve been conditioned to believe so that we can find our own truth. You can find Suzy on Instagram at @favorhamilton.
1:00:09
April 29, 2020
One Breath at a Time - Live Coaching Session
Vanessa and Dené talk to RD about a tremendous loss she suffered a few months ago. As she struggles to wrap her head around what the grieving process means for her, she is faced with the reality of contending with the COVID-19 crisis and isolation at the same time. *These live coaching sessions are meant for entertainment purposes only and are not to replace therapy.
34:07
April 22, 2020
Dating During Quarantine with John Kim
In this episode of Cheaper Than Therapy, Vanessa and Dené bring listeners in on a conversation with Vanessa's boyfriend John Kim, aka "The Angry Therapist," about the effects they are anticipating quarantine will have on dating and relationships. John is known as a pioneer in the field of self-help; humanizing the therapist by showing himself, practicing transparency, and cutting through the bullshit, and also well known for his relationship insights. This episode is a snippet of an exploration around how the coronavirus outbreak will ultimately impact the way we connect.  As well as being a therapist, John is an author, founder of JRNI coaching, host of The Angry Therapist Podcast, and a new dad. You can find him on Instagram at @theangrytherapist
42:17
April 15, 2020
The Healing Process Isn't Linear - Live Coaching Session
In this first live coaching session, Vanessa and Dené talk to Marissa about healing from betrayal, heartbreak, and the non-linear process of grief. *These live coaching sessions are meant for entertainment purposes only and are not to replace therapy.
33:15
April 8, 2020
Choosing Compassion Over Fear
During the early days of COVID-19 Social Distancing, Vanessa and Dené hit record and connected over the fear and uncertainty that we’re experiencing on a collective level. They talk about tools for alleviating anxiety, increasing self-care, and taking an opportunity to connect with each other even during this time of isolation.
33:56
April 2, 2020
This Is Us
Welcome to Cheaper Than Therapy!  In this first episode, Vanessa and Dené talk about their love affair with depth filled conversations, their sacred sisterhood, and nerding out on all things psychology. This episode gives you a little taste of what you can expect ahead including live coaching sessions, interviews with people who challenge us all to dig a little deeper, and conversations between two therapists dedicated to continuing to do their own inner work. This is Cheaper Than Therapy.
38:20
March 24, 2020