The ReConnected Therapist: How We Thrive
October 18, 2022
Hosted by Deborah Cox
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The (Re)Connected Therapist: How We Thrive Episode Two Description We all need human connection in order to thrive (actually to survive). But therapists and other caregivers often report feeling isolated and lonely, doing our work behind a closed office door, tending to others but having little time, energy, or resources to tend our own needs for close relationships.This episode focuses on relational connection and the neuroscience of human connections. Deborah and Tracy interview guest, Dr. Amy Banks, psychiatrist and neuroscientist with Wellesley Centers for Women. Read more about Amy here: https://amybanksmd.com/about/ Dr. Banks is the author of several books, including . . . Four Ways to Click: https://www.amazon.com/Four-Ways-Click-Rewarding-Relationships/dp/0399169199/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2CH3NTWCGUCGB&keywords=four+ways+to+click&qid=1656797239&sprefix=four+ways+to+%2Caps%2C153&sr=8-1 Wired to Connect: https://www.amazon.com/Wired-Connect-Surprising-Between-Relationships/dp/1101983213/ref=asc_df_1101983213/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312407247347&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6323583804074780587&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9023808&hvtargid=pla-564443516824&psc=1 Fighting Time (with Isaac Knapper): https://www.amazon.com/Fighting-Time-Amy-Banks-ebook/dp/B08QW8T2PF/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1M4PUDF5XI38Y&keywords=fighting+time+amy+banks&qid=1662686348&sprefix=fighting+time%2Caps%2C420&sr=8-1
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As a global community, we witness rates of depression, anxiety, and self-harm skyrocketing in the wake of more than two years of unprecedented stress and need. Helpers (caregivers, therapists, teachers, and even parents) face more demands than ever, often working hours of concentrated, solo emotional labor each day. We see helpers leaving their professions in droves, suffering their own health crises and burnout. So, who and what helps the helper? The fields of neuroscience, art, fitness, and physiology bring us insights never before available. But how do we utilize the burgeoning information to move from overwhelmed and lonely to inspired, thriving, creating, and connecting? ReConceive answers these questions. ReConceive probes connectedness for everyone navigating the mental health pandemic. Deborah Cox, psychologist, and Tracy Maxfield, body psychotherapist, explore new methods for working with our clients, and ourselves, through movement, art, and love.
Deborah Cox is an artist and licensed psychologist, board-certified in Couple and Family Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. She writes about anger, relationships, and recovery from religious trauma, and helps clients write their own stories of creativity and healing. Her autobiographical novel, Wife Material, tells a story of growing up in a Southern, fundamentalist sect. Deborah uses EMDR and art methods at the Mosher House, in Springfield, Missouri’s historic district.