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Podcast Episode: The Battle With Mental Health – Invisible Illness

March 18, 2019

Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviors.

In today's episode Jake is joined by two amazing individuals from India. Jay Punjabi and Jasdeep Mago who are the founders of Invisible Illness organization. Their organization Invisible Illness aims to raise awareness about the leading causes of suicide and enable people to be more equipped to handle these psychological illnesses in their everyday lives. We aim to destigmatize mental health and provide reliable solutions for the same.

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Podcast Episode: Faux Outrage: Can It Be A Good Thing?

March 11, 2019

Why is it that when we see another person suffering, some of us are able to instantly envision ourselves in the other person's place and feel sympathy for their pain while others remain indifferent and uncaring?

Empathy is the key.

Join us today as Jake dives in and dissects each topic of Empathy, Sympathy and Faux Outrage, showing the need of each and the hidden meaning of individuals that express faux outrage.

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Podcast Episode: A New Era of Health Care

March 4, 2019

Community Health Alliance are teams that are diligent about providing a personal approach to health care. Their services include preventive medicine, dental services, behavioral health, women’s health, immunizations, WIC and nutrition counseling.

Join Jake as he chats with Patrick Rogers and Afton Neufeld from Community Health Alliance.

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Podcast Episode: Surf Therapy Offering Hope

February 25, 2019

Anyone who has surfed knows that much more goes into this activity than the ability to spot a wave and stand on a board. Not only does this sport work the entire body through extensive paddling and balance, it also requires patience and surrender.

There is a team in South Africa who are doing some incredible work in the rural areas. They have created a program to educating underprivileged kids on wildlife and the effects of pollution. This is just the tip of their program. Every summer they go out and teach these kids about ocean conservation through surfing.

In today’s episode we had the pleasure and honor talking to the founder of Small Steps. Jake and Jürgen talk about the impacts of surfing in the rural areas of South Africa and go deep on his journey in life and what gave his the inspiration to begin this great project.

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Podcast Episode: A Principle of Intentionality

February 18, 2019

Intentionality is a conscious state of being in the present moment. One of the central elements of social cognition, and people's folk theory of mind in particular, is the concept of intentionality.

It structures people’s perception of behavior from infancy on, grows to a complex conceptual framework that links behavior to mind, and underlies distinct information processing paths in the explanation, prediction, and moral evaluation of behavior.

The concept of intentionality itself may be a very complex feature that incorporates the different traits, and perhaps more. 

Join us today as Jake dives in with anecdotes and personal examples of intentionality.

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Podcast Episode: Reaching Wellbeing With RunTalkRun

February 11, 2019

We had the honor of having on our show an amazing lady. She is from the United Kingdom who has created a community that allows people to support people. In her words “I create spaces for people to feel ‘heard’.”

RunTalkRun is a physical & virtual running community committed to supporting one another and being open about mental health. They come together on a weekly basis for a gentle 5k jog and a chat about the difficulties in their lives in a safe space, helping each other with whatever difficulties they might be going through.

In today's episode Jake chats to Jessica Robson about her journey and all the activities RunTalkRun has created and involved in.

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Podcast Episode: Finding Your Spiritual Life Path

February 4, 2019

The meaning of life has been the query of humanity since ancient times. And still today we are no closer to knowing how to find our spiritual calling than they were!

Spirituality is a broad concept with room for many perspectives. In general, it includes a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, and it typically involves a search for meaning in life.

You will notice as you read on that many practices recommended for cultivating spirituality are similar to those recommended for improving emotional wellbeing. This is because there is a connection between the two—emotional and spiritual wellbeing influence one another and overlap, as do all aspects of wellbeing.

In todays episode Jake digs deeper on the topic of spirituality with Pastor Louie Locke.

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Podcast Episode: Motivation: Psychological Factors Behind Behavior

January 28, 2019

In today's episode we discuss motivation. It is defined as the process that initiates, guides, and maintains goal-oriented behaviors. Motivation is what causes you to act, whether it is getting a glass of water to reduce thirst or reading a book to gain knowledge.

While motivation and emotion can be intricately linked, they are two fundamentally different things. Motivation describes the wants or needs that direct behavior toward a goal; in contrast, an emotion is a subjective state of being that we often describe as a feeling. Emotion and motivation are linked in several ways: both influence behavior and can lead us to take action, and emotion itself can act as a motivator. For example, the emotion of fear can motivate a person to leave a stressful situation, while the emotion of happiness can motivate a person to be more productive on a project that reinforces that emotion.

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Podcast Episode: Ethics in Therapy! How Is Your Therapist Treating You?

January 21, 2019

In today's episode we go over ethics of clinicians in the mental health profession. We believe it is very important to become familiar with the basic ethical guidelines that therapists should follow before you begin therapy with a new therapist, and we encourage you to do so. Unfortunately, media portrayals of therapy do not always provide examples of ethical, effective therapy experiences and many myths about therapy persist.

Jake provides information to ethical codes because we feel it is important for people to know the difference between ethical and unethical behavior. Most therapists intend to “do no harm” and strictly follow ethical guidelines. Overall, mental health professionals are a good people.

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Podcast Episode: Understanding Emotions Part V: Fear and Surprise

January 14, 2019

Facial expression recognition is mediated by a distributed neural system in humans that involves multiple, bilateral regions. There are six basic facial expressions that may be recognized in humans (fear, sadness, surprise, happiness, anger, and disgust); however, fearful faces and surprised faces are easily confused in rapid presentation.

In today's episode Jake explains how the concept of surprise and fear is relevant to many aspects of human behavior. It also affects beliefs about other events. When a person takes an unexpected stance that violates his or her self-interest, the person’s arguments are surprising and quite often more persuasive.

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