Mindfulness Amidst Mindlessness – Episode 75

We are all living through a socio-cultural-political environment that is multi-layered, complex, intense, and can be dysregulating. In this podcast I will focus on three sets of principles/strategies/skills that can help us to be regulated and effective: mindfulness, radical acceptance, and validation.

Lessons from Pandemic Living – Episode 74

An upside down world eventually casts new and different light on fundamental principles and values, including those that interweave with the deep roots of DBT.  Who knows in what ways we will emerge from this era different than when we went in.  On this Thursday, May 21, at 6:00 pm eastern time, Kathryn Patrick and I will have a conversation about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our own perspectives as we go through it.  We invite you to listen in.  Kathryn is a DBT therapist leading a DBT team in Denver, has worked for years with Kelly Koerner in developing the Practice Ground learning community, has trained and supervised others in DBT including at the intensive level, and will teach a ten day DBT intensive with me beginning in July.

Changing Repetitive Painful Emotions – Episode 73

I have suffered from envy throughout my life. It is a painful emotion, and even as I taught others how to change emotions, I have not deliberately applied it to this emotion of mine. I apply some principles and skills in DBT to address and transform my envy, and in doing so I will show how you can use the same tools to address your own emotional pain. I will share other examples along the way.

Italy the US the pandemic and DBT (part 2 of 2) – Episode 72

Charlie Swenson's podcast To Hell and Back - Italy, the US, the pandemic and DBT ( part 2 of 2) - Episode 72

by Charlie Swenson, MD | To Hell and Back

I will be joined by Maria Elena Ridolfi, a friend, colleague, DBT expert, and a leading public sector psychiatrist in Northern Italy. Maria and I will compare notes about personal and professional experiences and DBT perspectives on the crisis. Maria has lived and worked through some shockingly troubling times in Northern Italy in recent weeks, and has been helpful to me in understanding things that are “arriving” in the U.S. and other parts of Europe. I have no doubt that a dialogue about Italy, America, DBT, and the pandemic will be helpful to all of us. Maria and I will be joined by Laura Coverlizza, who lives with her husband and children near Milan, who is the interpreter for all of my DBT workshops in Italy, and who will provide consecutive interpretation into Italian throughout the Zoomcast/podcast so that it will also be accessible to the large Italian DBT and CBT community.

Italy the US the pandemic and DBT (part 1 of 2) – Episode 71

Charlie Swenson's podcast To Hell and Back - Italy, the US, the pandemic and DBT - Episode 71

by Charlie Swenson, MD | To Hell and Back

I will be joined by Maria Elena Ridolfi, a friend, colleague, DBT expert, and a leading public sector psychiatrist in Northern Italy. Maria and I will compare notes about personal and professional experiences and DBT perspectives on the crisis. Maria has lived and worked through some shockingly troubling times in Northern Italy in recent weeks, and has been helpful to me in understanding things that are “arriving” in the U.S. and other parts of Europe. I have no doubt that a dialogue about Italy, America, DBT, and the pandemic will be helpful to all of us. Maria and I will be joined by Laura Coverlizza, who lives with her husband and children near Milan, who is the interpreter for all of my DBT workshops in Italy, and who will provide consecutive interpretation into Italian throughout the Zoomcast/podcast so that it will also be accessible to the large Italian DBT and CBT community.

DBT in the Era of Trump (3 of 4) – Episode 70

Charlie Swenson's podcast To Hell and Back - DBT in the Era of Trump (3 of 4) - Episode 70

by Charlie Swenson, MD | To Hell and Back

Donald Trump’s presidency has been challenging in so many ways for so many individuals and families. In the next two podcasts I will draw from DBT for perspective on the situation and to spell out strategies to cope with Trump-associated adversity.
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