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Podcast Episode: Domestic Violence

Podcast Episode: Domestic Violence

October 14, 2019

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which first began in 1981 by the National Coalition against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country.

Domestic violence is not physical violence alone. Domestic violence is any behavior the purpose of which is to gain power and control over a spouse, partner, girl/boyfriend or intimate family member. Abuse is a learned behavior it is not caused by anger, mental problems, drugs or alcohol, or other common excuses.

We are pleased to welcome back John Malcolm from Safe Embrace. Safe Embrace is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to educating our community and providing services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. For over 17 years, we have been committed to ending the cycle of intimate partner violence with innovative intervention and prevention services in Reno, Nevada.

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Podcast Episode: Let’s Talk About Sex

Podcast Episode: Let’s Talk About Sex

September 23, 2019

In todays episode we have Alexandra Katehakis on our show. She is the Clinical Director of Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles and the author of Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex While in Recovery from Sex Addiction,[ Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment and co-author of the award-winning daily meditation book, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence and contributing author of the award-winning clinical text Making Advances: A Comprehensive Guide for Treating Female Sex and Love Addicts.

She is also the author of Sexual Reflections: A Workbook for Designing and Celebrating Your Sexual Health Plan. Katehakis is a clinical supervisor at American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists and clinical supervisor and member of the teaching faculty for the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) a national certifying body for sex addiction therapists. She is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and The Huffington Post,[6] as well as a prominent expert panelist at sexuality conferences and public events.

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Podcast Episode: Bringing Joy Through Epik Pain

Podcast Episode: Bringing Joy Through Epik Pain

September 2, 2019

One of the most grateful decisions we have made was starting this podcast. We have met such incredible individuals that have gone through the darkest of path’s we could ever imagine and have come out through it full of courage, joy and humbleness.

This episode is one of those episodes. We have to warn you that it gets really emotional and touching. Jake gets to sit down with one of his longtime friends Erik Riekenberg. Erik is the owner of Epik Weddings & Events, where they specialize in providing clients with DJ, Emcee, Live Music, Photography, Videography, and Photo Booth at their weddings.

Erik opens up about his life and journey. He talks about the most difficult part of his life where he lost his wife to cancer and how he took the steps to grieve and be grateful for the part she played in his their sons life.

The painful experiences you encounter in the course of your life are a reminder of how bad things can get, especially when you hit rock bottom. Pain wards off pride… and we all know pride comes before a fall.

This is your life. You don’t get to go back and try again if you don’t get this round quite right. The pain of loss reminds us of this fact. It is not a cliche if it is true, we only have this moment guaranteed to us.

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Podcast Episode: A Story of Growth, Change, and Learning

Podcast Episode: A Story of Growth, Change, and Learning

August 26, 2019

Personal growth is the ongoing process of understanding and developing oneself in order to achieve one’s fullest potential. Personal development is a vital part in a person’s growth, maturity, success and happiness. It is the foundation of emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual health.

We had the pleasure of having Christina DeLosAngeles on our show after inviting us on hers, it was our turn to learn more about her and the work she is doing. Christina DeLosAngeles is a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate at Life Practice Counseling Group in Stockton, California. She works with individuals and couples in therapy to build strong relationships, deepen connection with themselves as well as others to live a more vibrant and free life.

She speaks to Jake about her journey through life, her challenges and victories. She runs her own blog and podcast whilst working on her career as a therapist and raising a family. The conversation dives deep into growth, courage and self-development.

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Podcast Episode: Couples vs Individual Therapy

Podcast Episode: Couples vs Individual Therapy

August 19, 2019

When problems threaten to swamp your marriage, that's a vital time to reach out for help.  At the same time, the kind of professional you go to for help makes a huge difference.

If your purpose is to work on your relationship, then it is better to come together (an exception is when there is physical abuse – then couples therapy is contraindicated).   A good couple’s therapist will have the ability to work within the relationship dynamic in ways that just aren’t there when a person is in therapy by themselves.  Research has shown that individual therapy with the goal of working on the relationship isn’t effective.  In fact, it can lead to separation.

Todays episode Jake deals with these two therapy types. He helps us see the importance of having your partner at your therapy sessions. If unbalancing a relationship, that is, fostering asymmetry of growth from treating just one spouse, can lead to the toppling of a marriage, that's a seriously bad outcome.

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Podcast Episode: The Girl With The Hoop Earings

Podcast Episode: The Girl With The Hoop Earings

August 12, 2019

When you are committed to fulfilling your purpose, there is a way that it is going to be revealed to you.  Most of the time, your purpose is revealed to you through your pain.  When you know who you are and whose you are, then there is nothing that happens in your life by happenstance or accident.

We had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with a beautiful soul. A soul that has gone through the darkest of paths and came out stronger, purposeful and inspirational. Jessika is a strength & movement coach, Nike Master Trainer, trauma & the body educator, and a trauma survivor.

She opens up about her journey, ups and downs and the battles she has fought throughout her life. We have had many guests on our show, and there are those that stick with you for a long time, and this chat with Jessika is one of those.

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Podcast Episode: A Peek into My Noggin: 100th Episode Special Edition

Podcast Episode: A Peek into My Noggin: 100th Episode Special Edition

August 5, 2019

As we hit this incredible milestone and look back on the path we have taken it is truly humbling. Humbling to who we have become through our own inner work and what we have accomplished, humbling with all the incredible people we have met along the way. The incredible individuals that we have interviewed from well-respected therapist to individuals that have overcome their own troubles and given themselves to helping other people along their journey.

We are so thankful and so blessed to be able to celebrate this day with you all. So on this milestone we decided to give you a special episode. It has been long coming anyways.

Everyone knows our host Jake, Jake has mentioned the founder of Noggin Notes on episodes but we have never had an episode where we told the full story of the creation of Noggin Notes. So…drumroll….Sifiso Ripinga, the founder, the man behind the curtain will finally open up and tell his story.

Sifiso opens up on his life and his struggles and the journey that has brought him to this moment in his life. It’s an episode full of vulnerability, gratefulness and some tears. We truly hope you enjoy it and we are looking forward to the next 100!!

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Podcast Episode: The Mind of A Clinician: Intimate View of Jake’s Life

Podcast Episode: The Mind of A Clinician: Intimate View of Jake’s Life

July 29, 2019

We all know Jake as the co-founder of Zephyr Wellness and our favorite host on the Noggin Notes Podcast. For the past 2 years he has been interviewing many people from clinicians to individuals just sharing their stories about their journey on mental health.

Today, Jake opens the door into his own personal life and gives you an exclusive peek into his own journey to this very moment. He is doing this in effort to let you our listeners see how is mind process events in his own life.

We truly hope this brings value to you, not only to inspire and encourage you but to see that we all go through ups and downs including clinicians. Recognizing the impermanence of our lives teaches us not to cling to the “good” or run from the “bad.” It shows us how to appreciate every moment for what it is, because it’s there for a reason, and it’s not something that’s going to last forever.

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Podcast Episode: Intersection of Guns and Mental Health

Podcast Episode: Intersection of Guns and Mental Health

July 27, 2019

We have a special episode for you today.

Walk the Talk America is breaking ground and we are proud to be assisting as mental health professionals improve their gun culture competence.
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With more training opportunities in this subject just around the bend, we at Zephyr Wellness aim to make good on the "innovative" part of our tag line.
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By making the trainings affordable, we fulfill the "philanthropic" part.
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And by bringing two cultures together - #guns and #mentalhealth - we will make the world a brighter place for all.
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Big thanks to Reno Guns & Range for hosting in order to keep it affordable and to Rob Pincus for his gracious assistance with the training.

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Podcast Episode:…But, Have You Considered Therapy?

Podcast Episode:…But, Have You Considered Therapy?

July 22, 2019

In today's episode we are joined by we are joined by Melanie Dyer. Melanie is a licensed professional counselor intern from Austin, Texas. She is also the host for her podcast ...But, Have You Considered Counseling?

Jake and Melanie chat about all things mental health and also how her podcast started. Her show is a space to discuss how to help each other be mentally healthy with self care tips.

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