What I Wish People Knew...

What I wish people knew...about shame

An episode of What I Wish People Knew...

By Sarah Silva
Welcome to What I Wish People Knew...

Join Grace Gufler and Sarah Silva, two counselors living in Chicago, discuss a variety of psychological and counseling topics we wish people knew about. On this podcast we will discuss mental health stigma, what therapy is like, and other mental health topics and techniques. Stay tuned towards the end of each episode for a weekly challenge to incorporate into your self-care routine.

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What I wish people knew...about making a career change
Join Grace and Sarah as they discuss signs related to needing a career change, how to figure out what to do next, how to engage in self-compassion during your transition, and tips on how to ease into a career change. To learn more, visit us at www.acceptingtherapy.com
10:05
September 24, 2019
What I wish people knew....about depression in the summertime
Join Grace & Sarah discuss the ways in which depression may look different in the summertime than during other seasons of the year. Struggles people experience as well as tips for managing depression in the summertime are discussed. To learn more, visit us at www.acceptingtherapy.com
09:42
September 3, 2019
What I wish people knew...about preparing for back to school!
Join Grace & Sarah as they discuss tips for streamlining the back to school season that is approaching. Grace & Sarah discuss tips for parents, children, teens, and college students. To learn more, visit us at www.acceptingtherapy.com 
13:51
August 20, 2019
What I wish people knew...about mental health stigma
Mental health stigma sucks!! Join Grace and Sarah discuss some simple ways to decrease mental health stigma. That's right, you too can help normalize mental health! To learn more, visit us at www.acceptingtherapy.com 
13:04
August 13, 2019
What I wish people knew...about losing someone
hey listeners! Join Grace and Sarah as they discuss ways to cope with losing someone. Whether that be the loss of someone close or not so close to you, grief has a sneaky way of showing up when you least expect it. For more information, please visit us at www.acceptingtherapy.com 
07:06
August 6, 2019
What I wish people knew...about the troubles of moving!
Moving soon?? Join Grace and Sarah as they discuss the troubles of moving and how you can better prepare for your upcoming move to a new apartment or home! If you'd like to learn more about us, visit www.acceptingtherapy.com 
09:34
July 30, 2019
What I wish people knew...about coping with pain
Join Grace and Sarah as they discuss the invisible illness of dealing with chronic pain. For more information, check out www.acceptingtherapy.com
08:57
July 22, 2019
What I wish people knew...about comparing yourself to others
This week, join Grace & Sarah as they discuss the cost to comparing yourself to others. Also, for those of you that hear Sarah's difficulties with remembering a quote by Einstein, here it is! " Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. " Want to know why this was referenced? Tune in to find out!  If you'd like to learn more, head on over to www.acceptingtherapy.com 
10:36
March 26, 2019
What I wish people knew...about positive self talk
Join Grace and Sarah as they discuss how to break the habit of negative self talk and speak to yourself in a more positive manner. If you'd like to learn more, visit us at www.acceptingtherapy.com 
03:37
March 20, 2019
What I wish people knew...about what to do if you think someone you know is suicidal
Listen to Grace & Sarah talk about suicide. In this podcast, you will find some helpful tips on navigating the conversation of talking to someone with suicidal thoughts, including: words to look for, what to say, action steps and how to take care of your own mental health during this time.  If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide here is the national suicide hotline: 1-800-273-8255.  If you'd like to learn more about us, reach us at www.acceptingtherapy.com
12:06
March 12, 2019
What I wish people knew... about finding emotional freedom after trauma
This week, we have a special guest! Susan Greif, owner of Art Mends Hearts is a Creative Transformational Expert and Healing Arts Professional who uses the expressive, creative and healing arts to help women and children find emotional freedom from anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, grief, loss, illness, pain, eating disorders, social behavior and learning disabilities so that the client can let go of her anxieties that keep her feeling paralyzed, panicked and in pain. Susan is also a speaker, an author and is a member of the Speaker Salon. In addition, Susan is on the Change Your Attitude Change Your Life (CYACYL) advisory team and her monthly life hack tips can be heard on iHeart and read in 24/Seven Digital Magazine. http://artmendshearts.com/about/  
09:30
March 4, 2019
What I wish people knew...about celebrating valentine's day with yourself
This week Grace and Sarah talk about how you can celebrate yourself this Valentine's Day! Stay tuned as they talk about various ways to celebrate you this week! If you’d like to learn more, check out our website at www.acceptingtherapy.com.
04:03
February 12, 2019
What I wish people knew...about loving yourself
This week Grace and Sarah talk about what it takes to really love yourself. From putting yourself first, to advocating for yourself, loving yourself takes a lot of personal growth and self-compassion. Stay tuned as they talk about what it takes! If you’d like to learn more, check out our website at www.acceptingtherapy.com. 
04:41
February 6, 2019
What I wish people knew...about how to improve your relationship
 Join Grace & Sarah as they discuss six different ways to improve your intimate or romantic relationship. This episode will help you learn some ways to improve your relationship and continue to keep that initial spark alive. Thanks for listening to what I wish people knew. To learn more, contact us at www.acceptingtherapy.com 
10:23
February 5, 2019
What I wish people knew...about mental wellness
Join Grace & Sarah as they discuss tips for maintaining mental wellness for the rest of your life! Want to find out more, check out our blog posts on www.acceptingtherapy.com
04:49
January 16, 2019
What I wish people knew...about setting goals for the new year
This week Grace & Sarah discuss ways to set goals for the new year using SMART goals. Recent studies are also discussed throughout as well as tips on how to set goals that you can attain. 
04:16
January 9, 2019
What I wish people knew...about making your new year's resolution stick!
 In this week's podcast, Grace & Sarah will discuss some helpful ideas based on a different approach to setting New Year’s resolutions. Stay tuned to find out what this approach is! If you'd like to learn more about us, you can reach us at info@acceptingtherapy.com or at www.acceptingtherapy.com. 
09:18
January 2, 2019
What I wish people knew...about physical discipline on children
On today's episode, Grace and Sarah discuss the not so good consequences that result from physical discipline or spanking children. Stay tuned to hear about other methods that are more effective than spanking. To learn more about parenting, contact one of our therapists at www.acceptingtherapy.com or at 312-373-0782.
07:44
December 18, 2018
What I wish people knew...about the holiday blues
Join Grace & Sarah as they discuss the holiday blues. Stay tuned to hear about some things you can do to help you fight the winter blues! If you'd like more information, contact us at www.acceptingtherapy.com or at 312-373-0782.
03:15
December 11, 2018
What I wish people knew...about OCD
Join Grace and Sarah as they discuss what OCD is and is not! Questions about OCD? Reach out to us at www.acceptingtherapy.com or at @acceptingtherapy
04:13
December 5, 2018
What I wish people knew... about Positive Body Image
Today we welcome Rachel. Rachel Brooks is a Natural Bikini Competitor, Fitness & Lifestyle Coach, Writer, and Self-Love Advocate. She is the founder of I am Athletics, a line of athletic apparel and accessories with an important message: Let go of your limiting beliefs and redefine who you are. Create your own Story. After a lifetime of living in extremes, from body dysmorphia to eating disorders, to self-esteem issues, she has overcome her struggles by creating a balanced health and fitness lifestyle of mind, body, and soul. Through experiences of her own, she wants to give back and inspire, encourage and empower others to embrace life with passion and purpose. She specializes in helping professional women become their best selves through the practice of creating a positive mindset and a soul filled with self-love, self-acceptance, gratitude, and forgiveness. She helps cut through the health and fitness overwhelm (or noise) with flexible dieting and customized strength training routines so they can create a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. She is in the final stages of writing her fitness memoir for publishing this year. To learn more about Rachel you can visit her website www.Iamrachelbrooks.com To learn more about us, visit www.acceptingtherapy.com or at 312-373-0782
21:54
November 28, 2018
What I wish people knew...about destination addiction
Today we welcome Abby to our podcast. Abby Lewtas is an Adventurer, Life coach, Speaker and Host of the Wanderlusters Mind podcast. Abby’s entire outlook on life changed when she ditched her successful sporting and professional career to travel and live abroad, returning three and a half years later to a world which she couldn't relate. Abby has now found a way to live and breathe adventure into every day. Abby works as a life coach with travelers and wanderlusters who return home and find it hard to create harmony back in their ‘reality’. She lives life to its full potential through her adventures, passions and curiosity. Inspiring others to do the same by challenging their status quo and getting creative with their path forward. Reach us at www.acceptingtherapy.com or at 312-373-0782
19:59
November 28, 2018
What I wish people knew...about career burnout
This week, we have a special guest, Lucy Cellucci. Lucy is a Canadian author who has spent the last few years of her life examining the roles that women fill in western civilization, and questioning the crisis of the depleted spirit that many women wrestle with during their middle years. She is reaching out to women everywhere with her book, Loom, which will be published in the summer of 2019 in an attempt to connect with her readers, lay out her truth, and encourage women to make the space that is necessary for their own journeys of personal growth. Check out more information on www.acceptingtherapy.com
26:55
November 13, 2018
What I wish people knew...about alternative methods to cope with ADD/ADHD symptoms
This week, Grace & Sarah dive deep into providing some alternative ways to cope with ADD/ADHD symptoms. Stay tuned for some practical ways to cope with ADD/ADHD symptoms.
07:40
November 6, 2018
What I wish people knew...about perfectionism
On this week's episode Grace & Sarah tackle some ideas related to what perfectionism is really all about. Perfectionism is a great topic to discuss with your therapist. If you'd like to learn more about perfectionism, check out our blog posts on www.acceptingtherapy.com on identifying perfectionistic tendencies as well as 5 tips on overcoming perfectionist tendencies.
05:05
November 5, 2018
What I wish people knew...about self mastery
This week we have a special guest, Vicky. Vicky Ayala is a brand strategist and visual storyteller who helps multi-passionate entrepreneurs identify their signature hook and monetize their bankable skills. She integrates mysticism with the entrepreneurial journey as a way to make the road to success fun, inspiring, and engaging. She creates products to help women navigate self-mastery as way to differentiate themselves in the online space. It is through this work that she’s also able to manage her own experiences with depression and anxiety.
18:50
November 5, 2018
What I wish people knew...about how to spot the red flags of domestic violence
Welcome to this week's episode on how to spot the red flags of domestic violence. Join Grace & Sarah as they discuss different patterns of behavior that may be apparent in an abusive relationship. They also touch on how subtle these signs can be within a relationship & demonstrate it through applying it to a fictional case.
12:08
October 16, 2018
What I wish people knew...about codependency
Today we have a special guest, Vanessa Grace. Vanessa Grace is a licensed social worker who has a private practice as a mental health therapist, and has an online business helping women kick co-dependency to the curb through a webinar series. Other titles include wife, cat owner, minister, tarot card reader, transformation specialist and epic party thrower. Her fashion role model is Penelope Garcia from Criminal Minds and if a movie is ever made about her life, she wants Melissa McCarthy to play her. Vanessa is warm and calming while at the same time creates laughter and a positive feeling. Resources: soulamplified.org               Webinar called: The Vibrant Business Blueprint  Program is called the People Pleaser Recovery Roadmap enlightenedbosslady.com  intuition quiz facebook.com/groups/enlightenedbosslady (or they can get to it through the quiz link) Facing codependency book:http://www.piamellody.com/books.html Brene brown website https://brenebrown.com/
25:55
October 9, 2018
What I wish people knew...about eating disorder myths
This week, we bring in a special guest to talk about the myths related to eating disorders. Sheana Tobey is a staff therapist at The Awakening Center, located in Lakeview Chicago.  She works with adult individuals who are struggling with eating disorders, trauma histories, and anxiety.  She is also a co-leader of the yoga informed psychotherapy group at The Awakening Center.  For more information, please visit her website www.sheanatobey.com. 
27:44
October 2, 2018
What I wish people knew...about generalized anxiety disorder
Oops! We forgot to post this last week! Join Grace & Sarah as they discuss what generalized anxiety disorder is as well as common ways to treat it. Stay tuned towards the end for our weekly self-care challenge!
08:05
September 25, 2018
What I wish people knew...about self-confidence
Join Grace & Sarah as they discuss some important reasons to have self confidence and what you can do to build it! Stay tuned towards the end of the episode for this week's self-care challenge.
07:46
September 12, 2018
What I wish people knew...about depression
Join Grace & Sarah discuss the differences between the term depression and the clinical term of major depression. Stay tuned towards the end for our weekly self-care challenge!!
08:32
September 4, 2018
What I wish people knew..ways anxiety tricks your thinking
In this episode, Grace and Sarah discuss several ways anxiety is known to trick your thinking! Want to learn more? Tune in to find out. Towards the end of this episode, a weekly self-care challenge is discussed!
09:49
August 28, 2018
What I wish people knew...family court & domestic violence
Today, we have a special guest on What I wish people knew! Lily Camp is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Domestic Violence Professional with years of experience providing counseling and advocacy services for survivors of domestic violence and their families. She has advocated for many domestic violence survivors in family court cases related to custody, visitation, parentage, and child support. Today she is here to talk about some of her experiences and educate others on the topic. Resources: www.acceptingtherapy.com Family wizard app: https://www.2houses.com/en/?q=%2Fen%2F&campaign_id=GOO-US-EN-competitors&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIn-6Xw6313AIVGYTICh0Ovw1aEAAYASAAEgLzYfD_BwE Talking parent :https://www.talkingparents.com/home Lundy Bancroft: http://lundybancroft.com/child-custody-justice/what-can-i-do/
30:49
August 21, 2018
What I wish people knew...about postpartum depression
This week, Grace & Sarah discuss what people should know about postpartum depression. Risk factors, signs & symptoms, as well as what measures one should take if they are experiencing postpartum depression are discussed. Stay tuned towards the end of the episode for this week's self-care challenge.
10:07
August 14, 2018
What I wish people knew...about shame
Today, we welcome Sarah Buino. Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), and a Certified Daring Way Facilitator (CDWF). Sarah is the founder of Head/Heart Therapy, Inc. Head/Heart Therapy is a group therapy practice specializing in the treatment of adults and adolescents struggling with shame, addiction, mood/anxiety disorders, and many other difficulties of life. We are honored to have Sarah share some of her expertise on the topic of shame. Stay tuned towards the end of the episode for our weekly self-care challenge!
18:22
August 7, 2018
What I wish people knew...about stress
Join Grace & Sarah as they discuss what they wish people knew about stress! Stay tuned towards the end of this episode for our weekly self-care challenge!
10:14
July 31, 2018
What I wish people knew..about minority mental health stigma
Join Grace & Sarah interview a special guest this week: Dr. Patrick Corrigan. Dr. Corrigan is a professor of psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology and licensed clinical psychologist. He is a renowned researcher in the field of mental health; particularly on the topic of stigma. Dr. Corrigan has been the author of 10 books, over 300 papers and a contributor to The Honest, Open, Proud program. Stay tuned towards the end of this episode for a weekly self-care challenge!
21:20
July 24, 2018
What I wish people knew...about panic attacks
Join Grace & Sarah as they discuss panic attacks. Common signs and ways to cope with panic attacks are discussed. Stay tuned towards the end for the weekly self-care challenge.
11:31
July 17, 2018
What I wish people knew...about mental health stigma
On this episode, Sarah and Grace talk about mental health stigma. We discuss how to identify it as well as ways to advocate to decrease stigma surrounding mental health. Stay tuned towards the end for a self-care challenge of the week!
08:09
July 3, 2018
What I wish people knew... about the different therapy types
Tune in as Sarah Silva and Grace Gufler discuss the importance of choosing a therapy modality that works best for YOU! On this episode, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Positive Psychology are discussed. Looking for our self-care challenge? This week's challenge is towards the end of this episode!
08:38
June 30, 2018
What I wish people knew...about self-care
Tune in to this episode where Grace & Sarah discuss what they wish people knew about the importance of self-care. Both Grace & Sarah discuss what's important for them as counselors to include into their self-care routines!
12:15
June 26, 2018
What I wish people knew...about being transgender
Today we have a special guest, Dr. Sherri Palmer. Dr. Palmer is a psychology professor at Truman State University. She is a long-standing advocate of the LGBTQIA+ community and is here to talk about the stigma and challenges this community faces. Resources: www.pflag.org www.glaad.org/transgender/resources www.acceptingtherapy.com
26:39
June 14, 2018
What I wish people knew...about being a counselor
Join Grace Gufler and Sarah Silva, two counselors living in Chicago, discuss a variety of psychological and counseling topics we wish people knew about. On this podcast we will discuss mental health stigma, what therapy is like, and other mental health topics and techniques. Stay tuned towards the end of each episode for a weekly challenge to incorporate into your self-care routine.
07:46
June 12, 2018
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