Let’s Talk Coping with Lockdown

April 24th, 2020

Dr Deb talks everyday coping in a time of COVID-19. Focussing on self-compassion, staying connected despite 'social distancing' and casting around for experiences of flow even if you sometimes feel a little flattened by these strange days... 

For the resources discussed in the podcast, pop on over to www.drdebracampbell.com

 

Music credit: SilverStyle

Transference and the Importance of the Relationship in Therapy

September 29th, 2019

I've been a therapist and a patient in long-term therapy so I've experienced transference from both sides of the couch.

What is transference?

In simplest terms, it usually comes down those 'falling in love' with your therapist, or 'yearning to be friends with them outside sessions' feelings, that many people experience at some point in therapy. The feelings are usually the client transferring unresolved old feelings, and unfulfilled wishes onto the therapist unconsciously, creating an opportunity to get unresolved hurts, pain and unacknowledged feelings sorted.

Handling the transference feelings of a client sensitively, directly, while maintaining clear, strong, compassionate boundaries, is the work of a good therapist. It also takes enormous courage for a client to say how they are feeling, and let themselves be vulnerable, while accepting that the relationship must stay sacred and within the therapeutic boundaries, even when they yearn for more.

In this episode I explore why transference happens, why it's important albeit painful, and how to deal with those difficult feelings, to keep growing and becoming your own hero

Got a life, therapy or mental health question for Dr Deb to answer? Write to debra@schooloflove.com.au and we'll do our best to help.

You'll also find some free mental health resources and links to my book over at www.drdebracampbell.com

 

Music credit: http://www.accelerated-ideas.com

How To Master Self-Criticism

June 27th, 2018

A mini therapy session with Dr Deb on why we tend to hit ourselves over the head with self-criticism and how to get on top of unhelpful patterns of thinking.

Extra resources:

Link to Dr Debra Campbell's book Lovelands

For a free sress reduction through mindfulness course online by qualified teachers: https://palousemindfulness.com

Download Dr Deb's free Life Design Workbook which examines unhelpful stories we tell ourselves in more detail: https://dr-debra-campbell.thinkific.com/courses/lovelandsworkbook

 

Got a life question for Dr Deb to answer? Write to debra@schooloflove.com.au and we'll do our best to help.

More at www.drdebracampbell.com

Music credit: http://www.accelerated-ideas.com

 
 

How NOT to Have a Relationship: Lessons from MAFS 2018

March 22nd, 2018

In this show I'm talking Married at First Sight Australia 2018 for the last time because so many people seem to want to talk about it and understand it more fully. I think reality TV brings out not only the voyeur in us, but the social scientist in us too, that part of us that wants to understand how people tick, how WE tick. Tune in to hear my round up of MAFS 2018.

Got a life question for Dr Deb to answer? Write to debra@schooloflove.com.au and we'll do our best to help. More at www.drdebracampbell.com

Music credit: http://www.accelerated-ideas.com

MAFS Recap - Learning From Others’ Mistakes

March 15th, 2018

In this show I'm talking Married at First Sight Australia 2018 (again!) because we can all learn from watching others' mistakes unfold before our very eyes nightly! Tune in to hear what I'd say to the remaining couples if they were to find themselves on my therapy couch!

Got a life question for Dr Deb to answer? Write to debra@schooloflove.com.au and we'll do our best to help. More at www.drdebracampbell.com

Music credit: http://www.accelerated-ideas.com

MAFS - Let’s Get Real with the Advice

March 7th, 2018

In this show I'm talking Married at First Sight Australia (for the second time) because some things just need to be said, and I'm the couple therapist to say them! Fear not, I'm not only offering free counsel to the couples but to the 'experts' as well! Tune in to hear what I have to say to the remaining couples and the experts if they were to find themselves on my therapy couch!

Got a life question for Dr Deb to answer? Write to debra@schooloflove.com.au and we'll do our best to help. More at www.drdebracampbell.com

Music credit: http://www.accelerated-ideas.com

A Therapist’s Take on Married at First Sight Australia 2018

February 24th, 2018

A special fun episode looking at what we can all learn from Married at First Sight Australia 2018 (!) Tune in for what I have to say to each of the remaining couples if they were to find themselves on my therapy couch!

Got a life question for Dr Deb to answer? Write to debra@schooloflove.com.au and we'll do our best to help. More at www.drdebracampbell.com

Music credit: http://www.accelerated-ideas.com

How To Stay Present in A Distracted World

February 13th, 2018

Caroline asks how to stay present and engaged in her relationships when she's too often stressed and her mind is always busy and distracted.

Got a life question for Dr Deb to answer? Write to debra@schooloflove.com.au and we'll do our best to help.

More at www.drdebracampbell.com

Music credit: http://www.accelerated-ideas.com

How to Achieve Your Goals Without Pressure and Overwhelm

October 17th, 2017

Dr Deb talks about setting goals without putting yourself under too much pressure, and making sure the goals you set are actually meaningful enough for you. Got a life question for Dr Deb to answer? Write to debra@schooloflove.com.au and we'll try to help. More at www.drdebracampbell.com

Check out Debra's book Lovelands.

Music credit: http://www.accelerated-ideas.com

Self-Care or More Pressure?

June 7th, 2017

Dr Deb talks about her ups and downs with self-care overwhelm and offers her personal insights into caring for yourself in the core ways that truly matter.

Got a life question for Dr Deb to answer? Write to debra@schooloflove.com.au and we'll try to help.

 

More at www.drdebracampbell.com

Check out Debra's book Lovelands.

Music credit: http://www.accelerated-ideas.com

 

 

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