Dr. Patricia Bay, "Dr. Patty," has created a radio show based on her 30+ years of experience as a Marriage, Family Therapist and on her book entitled THERAPY IN A NUTSHELL. You may listen to the show on her podcast to help with challenges we all face in this world. She will help you with your own personal growth, your relationships, families and friends. Join Dr. Patty and help her heal the world one hour at a time.
Almost every family has their own share of drama. Some have more than others. This episode will discuss how to figure out how you feel and how to develop some healthy coping skills to survive your family.
In 2018 in Redding, CA the deadly CARR FIRE burned about 230,000 acres and killed 8 people. Over 1600 structures were burned. Special guest, Julie Kaplan, tells her story about losing their home in the fire. She also gives great advice to being prepared if evacuation occurs again.
Raising boys into wonderful, adult men is a very important job. For them to become mature, sensitive, caring, emotionally developed men, they must have certain emotional skills. This show discusses many of these attributes. Guest, Richard Malotky, MD, discusses raising his son and his own journey into more emotional awareness.
Fair fighting is about effective communication when things are difficult. This episode will discuss things you should not do and things that will help you have a healthy argument. Effective conflict leaves you feeling resolved and closer to each other.
Living with a partner who has a difficult personality such as NARCISSISM can be extremely difficult. It is easy to forget who you are and to feel powerless. This episode will help you identify and understand the narcissist so you can find your strength again.
How do we let go of something we have had high hopes for? Understanding how we attach and what our expectations are can help us know how to accomplish letting go of that which is not healthy or what makes us unhappy.
Bullying is a huge problem in our schools. Special guest, 12-year-old Allison Bedford, discusses her experience with bullying. Her insight and advice is far beyond her years. Karleen Speers, a teacher with 19 years of experience, tells us about her school's anti-bullying program.
When someone you care about gives you the silent treatment, pulls away, refuses to talk things out or other forms of LOVE WITHDRAWAL, it can be very hurtful and destructive. Learn why LOVE WITHDRAWAL happens and
some skills to change your behavior if you do it, or deal with someone who does it to you.
Recovering and healing your relationship from an affair is possible. It takes hard work and the desire to do so
. This episode will help to teach you how to recover and maybe even be stronger then ever.
(Note: The recording started a bit too soon. Skip through the little bit in the beginning that is not my show I tried to edit it but was unsuccessful. Thanks. Dr. Patty) Osteoporosis, the condition where your bone density becomes an issue, can cause severe problems. Your health and youthful vibrancy can be compromised. This episode will help you understand what is happening to your body and how to not only combat osteoporosis but also reverse it and build your bone density.
Many struggle with an over-active mind This can create stress, anxiety and fear. BBS or Busy Brain Syndrome can ruin your ability to be present in your life and keep you from experiencing happiness. This "monkey mind" often seems like it is necessary to keep up with today's fast moving pace. We can fool ourselves into believing that if we think of every possible outcome to whatever situation we are concerned about, then we will be ahead of things and can keep bad things from happening. In this episode, Dr. Patty explores this tendency of overthinking that so many people struggle with and gives some coping skills to help calm your busy brain.
"My happiness is trying to catch me, but my anxiety is running too fast." - Khalil Gibran
Stepping into LOVING YOURSELF is actually much easier than you ever thought. It is a shift in perception. This episode of Therapy in a Nutshell will explore the differences between SELF-ESTEEM / SELF-CONFIDENCE and LOVING YOURSELF. Learn how you can have good self-esteem and self-confidence while still need to step into LOVING YOURSELF.
Dr. Patty, along with guests Connie Spooner and Lillian Deeble, discuss caregiving the terminally ill. All three women had husband's who suffered from Frontotemporal Degeneration and all three cared for their men for over ten years. Learn how you can survive caregiving or how you can help a caregiver you know.
Developing healthy relationships is one of life's greatest challenges. The quality of your relationships can determine the level of fulfillment and happiness you experience in life. Trusting is a very important part of a healthy relationship. This episode will talk about how we learn to trust, how do we heal broken trust and how do we create a life of connection and intimacy.
How do we let go of all the old pain, trauma and experiences that color how we deal with our current world? The things we hold onto, believing they make us feel safe, can actually increase our stress. This episode will help you define what you cling to, help you learn to let go, and deal with the things that come at you in your life. Learn to empty your hands.
This episode will give you some great skills to improve all your relationships. Whether you are wanting to improve communications with your partner, kids, friends or coworkers, this podcast will help bring a better you to the table.
Do you have trouble stating exactly how you feel about something? This is especially difficult when you have negative or controversial thoughts and feelings. Do you get too aggressive? Do you often feel like a doormat and cannot stand up for yourself? This podcast will teach you an effective and positive way to express your true thoughts and feelings.
Who is the "home supervisor" in your house? Does one person do a larger share of the "gotta do's" that keep a home running smoothly? Do you fight with your partner about "helping more around the house?" This podcast will define the home supervisor role and give you concrete skills to talk about this with your partner and family. There is also an exercise to help you make the division of labor much more fair.