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Persuasion & Selling

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Psychology of Persuasion What we know about persuasion often comes from the experience of professionals is sales. Dr. Tom Dukes & I talk about persuasion and his work with Dr. Scott Downey, an agricultural economist who specializes in sales in this competitive industry. And of course we drift into tangents about all that is in the last of shrinkdom!


Special Thanks to announcer Andre Lucas & musical director & theme writer Bent Laidler. 
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AND REMEMBER: Dr. Will's Guide To How To Be (like) A Therapist My new book - actually more like a little booklet - on how to appear like a therapist in public. It's me at my wisenheimer best and you will laugh and learn (or maybe just one of those. The book is available for your eReader or a print version though Amazon. I think you should get it. I really do. CLICK HERE MY FRIENDS

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Schools & Children's Well Being

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Schools & Children’s Health Dr. Sally Miller is a leader in public education, having served as an Administrator, University Professor and Elementary School Principal in several states. She shares her views on the current state of public education. She talks about the controversial reform movement that is pitting teachers against politicians and about what is best for kids and their families. An enlightening conversation with an expert on education.

Special Thanks to announcer Andre Lucas & musical director & theme writer Bent Laidler. 
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AND REMEMBER: Dr. Will's Guide To How To Be (like) A Therapist My new book - actually more like a little booklet - on how to appear like a therapist in public. It's me at my wisenheimer best and you will laugh and learn (or maybe just one of those. The book is available for your eReader or a print version though Amazon. I think you should get it. I really do. CLICK HERE MY FRIENDS

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What Is Therapy Anyway?

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At some point in time every individual faces the need to consider counseling. If not for ourselves, a family member or a child is facing emotional and health difficulties that stretch them beyond their capacity to cope. America leds the world in mood disorders, particularly depression and anxiety. But what if you have never been to a therapist before? There are many presumptions and myths about therapy that are in most cases misguided and overblown. On this episode Will and Dr. Tom Dukes have a discussion about psychotherapy, what is is and what it is not. Hope you find it helpful.

 

Special Thanks to announcer Andre Lucas & musical director & theme writer Bent Laidler. 
Check out Brent's music: HERE

AND REMEMBER: Dr. Will's Guide To How To Be (like) A Therapist My new book - actually more like a little booklet - on how to appear like a therapist in public. It's me at my wisenheimer best and you will laugh and learn (or maybe just one of those. The book is available for your eReader or a print version though Amazon. I think you should get it. I really do. CLICK HERE MY FRIENDS

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Psychotherapy, Religion & Spirituality

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TomDukesPsychotherapy and Spirituality Psychotherapy And Spirituality Dr. Tom Dukes, Director of the Graduate Counseling Program at Rhode Island College is, like Dr. Will, a psychotherapist with years of experience working with individuals and families. In years past, psychotherapists were trained to be skeptical of a client’s espoused spiritual and religious views. The operating suspicion was that such ideas as these were defense mechanisms covering for some underlying anxiety. But this antiquated approach has evolved so that the content of the ideas are taken seriously and not dismissed out of hand. We talk about how these ideas and beliefs can represent legitimate insights into the human condition. When are spiritual notions a reflection of deep connection to transcendent ideas or, as in the past, true defenses to be addressed.

Special Thanks to announcer Andre Lucas & musical director & theme writer Bent Laidler.
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AND REMEMBER: Dr. Will's Guide To How To Be (like) A Therapist My new book - actually more like a little booklet - on how to appear like a therapist in public. It's me at my wisenheimer best and you will laugh and learn (or maybe just one of those. The book is available for your eReader or a print version though Amazon. I think you should get it. I really do. CLICK HERE MY FRIENDS

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Coping With Loss During the Holidays

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Sally_2Coping With Loss During The Holidays Dr. Sally Downham Miller, author, speaker and grief counselor is a nationally recognized authority on coping with loss. These loses could be death, divorce or any significant trauma that shakes us to the core. The pain and suffering of such loses is felt particularly harshly during the holidays. During this Thanksgiving and the approach of more family oriented holidays we discuss how we can get through these times in the face of such stinging loses.

Special Thanks to announcer Andre Lucas & musical director & theme writer Bent Laidler.
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AND REMEMBER: Dr. Will's Guide To How To Be (like) A Therapist My new book - actually more like a little booklet - on how to appear like a therapist in public. It's me at my wisenheimer best and you will laugh and learn (or maybe just one of those. The book is available for your eReader or a print version though Amazon. I think you should get it. I really do. CLICK HERE MY FRIENDS

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Sudden Health Setbacks!

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Andre_WebSudden Health Setbacks! Don't know a person who hasn't, at one time or another, had their life routine suddenly stopped cold by an unexpected, unforseen health crisis. It might have been you or someone close. When this happens, even if and when it passes, you never really go back to normal. Friend Andre Lucas (also the deep baritone voice of the podcast) was jarred with a diagnoses of Stage 4 Cancer a decade ago. We talk about his experience and life after the episode. We discuss the notion of Post Traumatic Growth, the role of optimism and spirituality. Even if your crisis wasn't cancer, I imagine you can relate to the experience! 

Special Thanks to announcer Andre Lucas & musical director & theme writer Bent Laidler. 
Check out Brent's music: HERE

AND REMEMBER: Dr. Will's Guide To How To Be (like) A Therapist My new book - actually more like a little booklet - on how to appear like a therapist in public. It's me at my wisenheimer best and you will laugh and learn (or maybe just one of those. The book is available for your eReader or a print version though Amazon. 
I think you should get it. I really do. CLICK HERE MY FRIENDS

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Unconscious Behavior!

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Sally_2Unconscious Behaviors Most of us are aware of the behaviors that cause us difficulty. Most often we think of the obvious such as smoking, eathing or drinking. But what about those behaviors so ingrained in our personality that they are unconscious? These are the tougher ones to change like our impatience, our short temper or impulsivity. And yet these are the behaviors that usually drive a wedge in our closest relationships. Dr. Sally and I talk about the way these impact our closest connections.

Special Thanks to announcer Andre Lucas & musical director & theme writer Bent Laidler. 
Check out Brent's music: HERE

AND REMEMBER: Dr. Will's Guide To How To Be (like) A Therapist My new book - actually more like a little booklet - on how to appear like a therapist in public. It's me at my wisenheimer best and you will laugh and learn (or maybe just one of those. The book is available for your eReader or a print version though Amazon. I think you should get it. I really do. CLICK HERE MY FRIENDS

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Post Traumatic Growth

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Post Traumatic Growth We are all familiar with the term PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Recent research into the effects of trauma now consider the possibility of growth coming from the experience. Dr. Tom Dukes and I discuss this hopeful new perspective for people victimized by life altering trauma.

Special Thanks to announcer Andre Lucas & musical director & theme writer Bent Laidler.
Check out Brent's music:
HERE

AND REMEMBER: Dr. Will's Guide To How To Be (like) A Therapist My new book - actually more like a little booklet - on how to appear like a therapist in public. It's me at my wisenheimer best and you will laugh and learn (or maybe just one of those). The book is available for your eReader or a print version though Amazon. I think you should get it. I really do.
CLICK HERE MY FRIENDS

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New Developments on the Impact of Technology

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GlennLife in the Technology Age! Dr. Glenn Sparks, a world renowned scholar and expert on the impact of technology and media on our lives talks about new developments and research. What is it doing to us, our kids, our society and world? So fluid! Hope you enjoy it.


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AND REMEMBER: Dr. Will's Guide To How To Be (like) A Therapist My new book - actually more like a little booklet - on how to appear like a therapist in public. It's me at my wisenheimer best and you will laugh and learn (or maybe just one of those). The book is available for your eReader or a print version though Amazon. I think you should get it. I really do. CLICK HERE MY FRIENDS

Special Thanks to announcer Andre Lucas & musical director & theme writer Bent Laidler.
Check out Brent's music:
HERE

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What Actually Shapes You - Part Three

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T_DukesWhat Actually Shapes You Two - Part 3! Dr. Tom Dukes & I continue our conversation about the influences that shape us all - individually and as a society. Today we talk about the great German theorist Erik Erikson. Hope you like it.

Special Thanks to announcer Andre Lucas & musical director & theme writer Bent Laidler.
Check out Brent's music:
HERE

AND REMEMBER: Dr. Will's Guide To How To Be (like) A Therapist My new book - actually more like a little booklet - on how to appear like a therapist in public. It's me at my wisenheimer best and you will laugh and learn (or maybe just one of those). The book is available for your eReader or a print version though Amazon. I think you should get it. I really do.
CLICK HERE MY FRIENDS

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