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166 – Dr. Margo Jacquot – Healing Childhood Misattunement and the Complexity of Grieving a Parent’s Death

Grief, especially for those experiencing the death of a parent who may have neglected, abused, ignored, or invalidated them, is complex and contradictory. Margo Jacquot, PsyD, agrees. We flip the script on standard responses to loss, explore the gifts and grind associated with addressing our wounds as therapists and discover a mutual fascination for a particular taxicab medium.

For those whose childhoods were marked by difficult dynamics or unsafe experiences, there’s a lot to unpack after the death of that parent. Emotions like anger, rage, and relief are as valid (if not more so) than the tidier, expected responses like grief and sadness. 

Healing early developmental wounds is a lifelong process. As a child, Margo’s misattunement expressed itself physically in the form of stomach cramps. Her mother sent her to a therapist and those three sessions, brief as they were, changed the course of Margo’s life. Today, she provides others with the same opportunity to feel heard and safely explore resolutions to their challenges.


Dr. Margo Jacquot is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She is a national lecturer on trauma recovery, behavioral issues, LGBTQ issues, and working with couples. Dr. Jacquot is the founder and Chief Care Officer of The Juniper Center, one of the largest woman-owned counseling and therapy practices across Chicagoland, with over 40 clinicians at 5 locations and via telehealth. Margo also has a new Podcast – Mental Health Business Mentor.

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Answering Your Qs About Genetic Testing, Family Issues, Self-Medicating & More

Dr. H answers questions about a variety of issues in this week’s episode. A listener named Tracy inquires about genetic testing for ADHD medication, another asks about his “hyper response to stress,” and Cooper called with a question about self-medicating with cannabis. Listen to Ned’s thoughts on these questions and others that we received from our listeners in the Distraction community. 

This episode was originally released in October 2018.

The Truth About Trauma

Jenn talks to Patricia Mangones, PMHNP-BC. They discuss the complexities of psychological trauma and PTSD, signs and symptoms of these conditions, and ways to help navigate emotionally traumatic experiences.

Patricia Mangones, PMHNP-BC, is a nurse practitioner at McLean Hospital’s Hill Center for Women, where she works on a multidisciplinary team. She provides trauma-informed medication management in individual treatment and facilitates dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and skills-based PTSD groups.


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Enmeshed, Entrenched, and Emerging Empowered! Know the Differences so YOU can Make a Difference! You know that being enmeshed or entrenched with another human is unhealthy, right? You may not recognize just what’s happening right now, though. This episode will help you see what’s unhealthy and how to move towards Emerging Empowered.Hijackals want you to become enmeshed and entrenched, along with a host of other things they want that are designed to give them power and control over you. They want to be able to manipulate you. You know how they love to blame you for everything. Keeping you enmeshed makes Hijackals happy. They can play with your emotions like a cat with a toy. Nasty! Difficult situations are part and parcel of life with a Hijackal. If you become worn down enough because they have torn you down by putting you down, they think that makes you easier prey. They hope that you will allow them more and more power and control. Sometimes, you do, just to keep the peace. Sometimes, because you’re afraid of them! That’s why it’s important to recognize the distinctions I’m making in the episode. It will help you gain clarity, and see where you can regain some strength. Do you ever feel like you might just as well give in and stop resisting their manipulations? I’m sure you do. It’s exhausting and you end up picking your battles carefully. Then, things begin to wear away further, and there may be little left of you. Not good. So, listen in.?HIGHLIGHTS OF TODAY’S EPISODE:What it means to be entrenched in a relationshipWhy being enmeshed can keep you stuck5 Steps to Emerging EmpoweredAnnouncing Dr. Shaler’s new Emerging Empowered CommunityHow to move towards empowerment and away from enmeshment with a HijackalIf you know that you need some insights, strategies, and support to arise from an unhealthy relationship,  I’m here to help.I wish you well.RhobertaWant clarity, insights, strategies, and support from me? We can talk: Introductory session for new clients, $97CONNECT WITH ME: I invite you to like my pages and follow for further help with recognizing toxic relationships, realizing their impact, realigning your life, and recovering your self-confidence and ability to love and trust again.FOLLOW DR. RHOBERTA SHALER…WEBSITE: https://www.ForRelationshipHelp.comPODCASThttp://www.SaveYourSanityPodcast.comFACEBOOK @drshalerYOUTUBE:————————————————————-I‘M HERE TO HELP YOU FIGURE OUT WHAT’S GOING ON AND WHAT YOU WANT TO DO ABOUT IT!If you want to learn more, share, ask questions, and feel more powerful within yourself and your relationships,join my Community Circle now.Off social media, safe discussion + videos + articles + webinars + 2 group Ask Me Anything calls each month!WOW! Join now. Dr. Shaler’s Emerging Empowered Community Only $19 a month.#entrenchedbehavior #enmeshedwithanarcissist #enmeshedwithmypartner #whatdoesitmeantobeenmeshed #recognizinghijackals #howcanichangeanabusivepattern #feelingempowered #codependence #enabling #emotionalabuserecovery #emergingempowered#savemysanity #saveyoursanity #relationshipadvice #tipsforrelationships #Hijackals #emotionaltrauma #toxicpeople #mentalhealthmatters #MHNRNetwork #RhobertaShaler #narcissists #borderlines #emergingempowered #antisocial #difficultpeople #emotionalabuse #verbalabuse #stopemotionalgabuse #drshaler #toxicrelationships #manipulation #walkingoneggshells #mentalhealth #emotionalhealth #abuse #narcissisticabuse #boundaries #personalitydisorder #difficultpeople #antisocialbehavior #lackingempathy #journorequest #prrequest  Finding value in this content? Support us on Patreon.Support this show See for privacy and opt-out information.

Ellen Kirschman PhD, How to Love a Firefighter

Ellen Kirschman, known as the Cop Doc, is a clinical psychologist that specializes in treating first responders and has been for doing for years and years and years. She is the author of “I Love a Cop” and the recently released second edition of “I Love a Firefighter”. Ellen talks about the specific mental health issues that Wildland firefighters and their families face. We also talk about the importance of seeing a culturally competent therapist and the reasons why. Ellen is a invaluable resource of knowledge and experience in taking care of first responders and our mental health. She is no nonsense and says, “The stigma is stupid!” Ellen also writes fiction and is a clinician at WCPR.

Your Hidden Power #200 – Be Careful What You Ask A Psychic!

Host Doug Stephan asks resident Astrologer, Laura Banks she can be contacted at: 352-552-1243 to explain the foundation of Astrology. Did you know that many historic landmarks, such as The Hoover Dam, were built around Astrology? Laura tells us about what a thorough Astrological Reading would cost these days, and explains the term “Running out of Runway” means. Next Psychic Scout Mary O’Maley says that you should be careful about what you ask a Psychic, especially in a group setting. Then, Laura Banks returns she can be contacted at: 352-552-1243 with the news that July is a lot about friendships and family.

“All Aboard the Energy Bus” with Jon Gordon on Negotiate Your Best Life with Rebecca Zung #280

We are all beings of energy so keeping our vibrational energy high should be a priority.  But it can be so very hard when life seems to be beating us down at every turn.  International best selling author, Jon Gordon, has figured out the secret to being able to take people on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment at work and at home. In this lively and engaging conversation with Rebecca, he provides keen insights and a powerful roadmap to overcoming adversity and bringing out the best in yourself and your team. When you get on The Energy Bus you’ll enjoy the ride of your life.  Listen in and be inspired to live and vibrate higher daily.  

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More About Jon Gordon

Jon Gordon’s best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 24 books including 11 best sellers and 5 children’s books. His books include the timeless classic The Energy Bus which has sold over 2 million copies, The Carpenter which was a top 5 business book of the year, Training Camp, The Power of Positive Leadership, The Power of a Positive Team, The Coffee Bean, Stay Positive, The Garden, Relationship Grit and Stick Together. Jon and his tips have been featured on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, The Golf Channel, Fox and Friends and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include The Los Angeles Dodgers, The Atlanta Falcons, Campbell Soup, Dell, Publix, Southwest Airlines, LA Clippers, Miami Heat, Pittsburgh Pirates, Truist Bank, Clemson Football, Northwestern Mutual, Bayer, West Point Academy and more.

Jon is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Masters in Teaching from Emory University. He and his training/consulting company are passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations and teams.

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Grab the New York Times Bestseller, The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs (published by Harper Collins) right here

After her mother’s death, Natalie Harper inherits a charming but financially strapped bookshop in San Francisco, and becomes caretaker for her ailing grandfather. Books provide welcome solace for her grief and struggle.

People magazine calls the book “A feel-good family saga… A charming tale about the silver linings of unwanted detours.”

Perfect for readers of Jennifer Weiner, Emily Henry, Elin Hilderbrand, Amanda Eyre Ward, Jojo Moyes
This is a great pick for book clubs and also really great to enjoy poolside, on the beach, at the lake, on vacation, etc.

This is a novel that book lovers will LOVE– it’s the perfect feel-good summer read!


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Chatting with Sam Mitchell from Autism Rocks and Rolls!

Sam Mitchell and his mother Gina from Autism Rocks and Rolls stop by to have a chat with me about anxiety, autism, and mental health!


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Your Hidden Power – #199 – What Are Sacred Feminine And Masculine Energies

Host Doug Stephan introduces us to Energy Medicine Practitioner, Rachel Rossitto. Since Rachel was a little girl, she’s been sensitive to energy and could intuitively read people and situations. She could pick up on things that weren’t visible to the eye, but were undeniably present. Rachel says “Helping women remember their deeply rooted feminine beauty is what makes me come alive. I have guided women home to themselves through private coaching, facilitating multiple online programs, as well as hosting retreats, workshops and women’s circles around the world.” Next, Uri Geller sings “I Did It My Way.” Psychic Scout Mary O’Maley tells Doug how people react the first time they learn that she is a psychic. Finally, Actor/Astrologer Laura Banks she can be contacted at: 352-552-1243 discusses the many important roles the Moon plays in Astrology.


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