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October 15, 2018

Grow Your Guru – Episode 5

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October 15, 2018. Special guests Lisa and Arlyn Daniels join Susie in studio. They are here to talk about the Jamie Daniels foundation and to raise awareness of the tragedy that took Jamie’s life. This can be prevented through the foundation and to get a dialogue going to get help for those affected.

    October 8, 2018

    Grow Your Guru – Episode 4

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    October 8, 2018. Special guest is Kimber Bishop-Yanke. She is the Founder of Kids Empowered. October is National Bullying Awareness Month so she is here to talk about her organization and how she helps kids deal with bullying.

      October 1, 2018

      Grow Your Guru – Episode 3

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      October 1, 2018. Special guest joining Susie is her daughter, Taylor Beardsall! She is an art therapist and yoga instructor. Susie and Taylor will discuss how to de-mystify art therapy.

        September 24, 2018

        Jackie & Co. – Episode 35

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        September 24, 2018. Special guest from Grow Your Guru, Susie Kamen. She is here with Jackie to talk about her new show and therapy as that is Susie’s passion.

          September 24, 2018

          Grow Your Guru – Episode 2

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          September 24, 2018. Special guest joining Susie in studio is Dr. Lori Radner. Also, Ben Rose chimes on to talk about how it’s a struggle to succeed.

            September 17, 2018

            Grow Your Guru – Episode 1

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            September 17, 2018. An introduction with Susie Kamen on what she would like the audience to take away from Grow Your Guru. We also have RD Van Houten in studio asking some vital questions as we go along. Also, Heather Rae is in studio as well. She is the CEO of Common Ground discussing suicide prevention.

              Imago Therapy - Grow Your Guru
              September 18, 2018

              Imago Relationship Therapy

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              Imago therapy was developed by Harville Hendrix and his wife Helen Hunt in 1988. Imago means “image” in Latin and is based on an idea that we have an unconscious image forming since birth of what love feels like, and this image dictates who we pick as partners. Imago therapy helps people understand why the show up the way they do in relationships and, most importantly, teaches the Intentional Dialogue process which improves communication in every relationship.

              An Imago therapist becomes a coach for couples, individuals, parents, and businesses who want to improve connection, raise consciousness and awareness, decrease reactivity, and foster a new way of being in relationship. The process transforms conflict into connection and understanding. The Intentional Dialogue teaches couples how to have safe conversations by mirroring, validating, and demonstrating empathy. The primary source of conflict in relationships is lack of communication.

              Research shows that when listening there is a 13% accuracy rate and an 83% distortion rate.

              Imago therapy provides tools and concepts that improve accuracy and restore safety to ruptured relationships. Mirroring is the processes of repeating back precisely what you are hearing without paraphrasing. This form of listening creates connection and can help the listener calm their reactivity by not automatically responding. Validation allows the “otherness” to be safe and allowed in relationships. If what someone says “makes sense” because you have listened to them, it does not mean that you agree; it allows the perspective of someone else to exist and helps transcend righteousness. Empathy is not sympathy rather it is an attempt to imagine what someone else may be feeling.

              There is a quote by Bill Bullard, “Opinion is the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our ego and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose, larger than the self-kind of understanding”

              While this process is transformative, it is easier said than done and requires practice. Watch “Grow Your Guru” for numerous segments that will dive deeper into the theories and tools that will help improve your relationships.


              About the Author

              Susie Kamen – LMSW, CIRT, SILC
              Host of Grow Your Guru on New Radio Media

              “I was fortunate to have the type of childhood that provided enough baggage that would require me to pay extra at any airline counter. Although I did not always appreciate my luggage, once I began to unpack it, the “Growth Gifts” inside became the foundation for my lifelong journey to grow, learn, and serve.

              For the past 27 years, I’ve been a therapist working with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents. I have expertise in premarital counseling, divorce recovery, anxiety, and depression, and specialize in relationships and communication – including the relationship you have with yourself. I’m passionate about my own growth and dedicated to providing safety and the non-judgmental space necessary for your sacred journey of personal growth.

              Unfortunately, we are not taught to care for our mental health individually, or in relationships, without stigma or shame. I remain committed to my mission to teach the value of growing in every area of life, so you may unpack your baggage and grow!”


              Grow Your Guru on New Radio MediaGrow Your Guru on New Radio Media

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              This weekly LIVE show is created based on a belief that within each of us is our “inner guru”, our true self, which is beautiful, whole, complete, and worthy.

              TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE! Life circumstances – and the stories we tell ourselves – often cause us to forget the truth of who we really are. We then show up in our lives with self-limiting and self-defeating thoughts and behaviors. This show will provide strategies, inspiration, motivation, tools, interviews, and Growth Gifts to enhance and transform every area of your life.

              CHANGE YOUR STORY! Together we can change your story, unleash your soul, teach you how to create connection in your relationships, and produce empowering and positive choices that are in alignment with the life you deserve and desire. Let’s get Growing! It is never too late to heal and step into your true potential.

              “As a psychotherapist, Imago therapist and Robbins-Madanes Strategic Intervention Life Coach, it is my intention that Grow Your Guru provides services and tools that promote GROWTH in every area of your life and reconnects you to your inner Guru. I provide coaching services that promote healing, increase awareness and insight, help you transcend limitations, and help you reach your full potential by GROWING in every area of your life. ” Host, Susie Kamen

              Helping Hand - Suicide Awareness
              September 13, 2018

              Suicide Awareness

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              September is Suicide Awareness Month. We must bring attention and sensitivity to the conversation around this serious matter.

              On September 17th, my weekly LIVE video podcast, “Grow Your Guru,” premieres with an episode featuring Common Ground. We’ll talk about suicide awareness and prevention – and what steps you can take. If you, or a loved one, is experiencing any crisis, please call or text their Anonymous Hotline at 1-800-231-1127.

              Did you know…

              According to a recent study by the CDC,

              • Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States.
              • Nearly 45,000 lives were lost to suicide in 2016.
              • Suicide was the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10 and 34, and the fourth leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 35 and 54.
              • There were more than twice as many suicides in the United States as there were homicides
              • More than half of people who died by suicide did not have a known mental health condition.
              • Suicide rates have increased in almost every state – over 31% in Michigan

              CDC-Suicide Rates on the Rise

              Suicide has been a taboo subject for too long. Please speak up and reach out if you, a loved one, or a friend, are going through crisis and need any sort of help – even just a listening ear. Suicidal thoughts or actions are a sign of extreme distress, not a harmless bid for attention, and should not be ignored.

              Top 10 Signs and Symptoms

              1. Talking about wanting to die or wanting to kill themselves
              2. Talking about feeling empty, hopeless, or having no reason to live
              3. Talking about great guilt or shame
              4. Talking about being a burden to others
              5. Using alcohol or drugs more often
              6. Withdrawing from family and friends
              7. Changing eating and/or sleeping habits
              8. Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
              9. Giving away important possessions
              10. Saying goodbye to friends and family

              Ask: “Are you thinking about killing yourself?” It’s not an easy question but studies show that asking at-risk individuals if they are suicidal does not increase suicides or suicidal thoughts.

              Suicide does not discriminate. Men are more likely to die by suicide than women, but women are more likely to attempt suicide. Men are more likely to use deadlier methods, such as firearms or suffocation. Women are more likely than men to attempt suicide by poisoning. Recent figures released by the CDC show that the highest rate of suicide deaths among women is found between ages 45 and 64, while the highest rate for men occurs at ages 75+. Children and young adults also are at risk for suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 10 to 34. It’s time to stop judging and start listening. This CDC Fact Sheet outlines what communities and individuals can do to identify and support people at risk.

              If You Know Someone in Crisis
              Call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service is available to everyone. The deaf and hard of hearing can contact the Lifeline via TTY at 1-800-799-4889. All calls are confidential.

              In future posts (and on my show), I will offer continuing insight on subject of suicide. I’ll explore why it’s so hard to talk about (both in and out of therapy), the impact on survivors, the societal stigma, and other issues that must be part of our ongoing effort to confront this growing crisis.


              About the Author

              Susie Kamen – LMSW, CIRT, SILC
              Host of Grow Your Guru on New Radio Media

              “I was fortunate to have the type of childhood that provided enough baggage that would require me to pay extra at any airline counter. Although I did not always appreciate my luggage, once I began to unpack it, the “Growth Gifts” inside became the foundation for my lifelong journey to grow, learn, and serve.

              For the past 27 years, I’ve been a therapist working with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents. I have expertise in premarital counseling, divorce recovery, anxiety, and depression, and specialize in relationships and communication – including the relationship you have with yourself. I’m passionate about my own growth and dedicated to providing safety and the non-judgmental space necessary for your sacred journey of personal growth.

              Unfortunately, we are not taught to care for our mental health individually, or in relationships, without stigma or shame. I remain committed to my mission to teach the value of growing in every area of life, so you may unpack your baggage and grow!”


              Grow Your Guru on New Radio MediaGrow Your Guru on New Radio Media

              Get it on Google PlayDownload on the App Store

              Advertising and sponsorship opportunities are available.
              Contact info@NewRadioMedia.com for details.

              This weekly LIVE show is created based on a belief that within each of us is our “inner guru”, our true self, which is beautiful, whole, complete, and worthy.

              TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE! Life circumstances – and the stories we tell ourselves – often cause us to forget the truth of who we really are. We then show up in our lives with self-limiting and self-defeating thoughts and behaviors. This show will provide strategies, inspiration, motivation, tools, interviews, and Growth Gifts to enhance and transform every area of your life.

              CHANGE YOUR STORY! Together we can change your story, unleash your soul, teach you how to create connection in your relationships, and produce empowering and positive choices that are in alignment with the life you deserve and desire. Let’s get Growing! It is never too late to heal and step into your true potential.

              “As a psychotherapist, Imago therapist and Robbins-Madanes Strategic Intervention Life Coach, it is my intention that Grow Your Guru provides services and tools that promote GROWTH in every area of your life and reconnects you to your inner Guru. I provide coaching services that promote healing, increase awareness and insight, help you transcend limitations, and help you reach your full potential by GROWING in every area of your life. ” Host, Susie Kamen