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    The Breakaway - Transitioning Autistic Adolescents into Adulthood

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    Dr. Tom Welch an expert in work with neurodiverse young people and families joins us to talk about the important work of preparing adolescents for adulthood. Dr. Welch shares key skills parents can help foster while also setting appropriate goals for their child's future. As he shared, "You're working toward a goal where you are in influencer but not in control. It's messy but It's what we all want...greater independence."
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  • Letting Go of Self-Inflicted Obligations Related To Narcissistic Abuse

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    When it comes to issues around narcissistic abuse, do you "should" all over yourself? When you say "I have to" in these types of matters, do you truly believe that you have no choice? Are there things you believe you are "supposed to do" but really don't want to do in regards to your toxic family?
    Many experience these types of dillemmas when navigating the healing process of narcissistic abuse. The dreadful feeling associated with these obligations is the same whether they are put upon you or self-inflicted. And you may desperately believe that you have no choices - that you will never be free of these burdens.
    Today's special guest, Christiana Davidson, a licensed psychotherapist and certified hypnotherapist from here to discuss this relevant topic and offer you some helpful hints on how to address these types of dilemmas.
    Christy is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) with a particular interest in the effects of Narcissistic Parenting, Attachment and Co-dependency. She believes that the most important question we can ask ourselves about our lives is: why? Why do I behave and think in sometimes unhelpful ways? From here begins a fascinating journey of discovery.

  • Part 2: Close Up Radio Welcomes Back Collaborative Divorce Expert Dr. Joyce Fine

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    Denver, CO – Too often, people who are divorcing get caught up in intense emotions that prevent them from being able to think clearly about how to move forward successfully in their lives.
    As a licensed Clinical Psychologist, trained Divorce Mediator, Certified Divorce Coach, and Collaborative Divorce Facilitator, Dr. Joyce Fine works with couples to facilitate the healthiest divorce possible for them and their families. She encourages her clients to use their thinking skills, rather than acting from an emotional state when making critically important decisions.
    “I want to help people have the best divorce possible,” says Dr. Fine. “As a divorce coach, I think of myself as a thought companion. When people are making these colossal decisions about their family and how to split their finances and how to get along with each other in the future, I can help them make decisions from a thoughtful place rather than out of emotional reactivity.”
    Dr. Fine had an amicable enough divorce, yet 5 years post divorce her relationship with her ex-husband became high conflict because of his new partner. According to Dr. Fine, about 23 percent of divorces become high conflict, meaning the parents have trouble working together on their children’s behalf.
    As a clinical psychologist for 25 years, Dr. Fine says the best interests of the children is of paramount importance.
    Dr. Fine also works as a Collaborative Divorce Facilitator, divorce mediator and a child custody evaluator.
    She is currently working with a colleague on a book about divorce entitled Move Out, Move On, Move In, a road map to ending a marriage and beginning a new family with a new marriage.
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