Dr. Patricia Bay - Therapy in a Nutshell

Dr. Patricia Bay - Therapy in a Nutshell

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Dr. Patricia Bay, “Dr. Patty,” has created a radio show based on her 30+ years of experience as a Marriage, Family Therapist and on her book entitled THERAPY IN A NUTSHELL. You may listen to the show on her podcast to help with challenges we all face in this world. She will help you with your own personal growth, your relationships, families and friends. Join Dr. Patty and help her heal the world one hour at a time.


POTTY MOUTH
Aug 29 • 47 min
Do you use a lot of profanity… Swearing… Cussing… Dropping the “F” BOMB? Do people you love and trust talk about your “potty mouth?” This episode explores why we use profanity and what to do if you would like to cut back or eliminate it all together from…
ADDICTIONS
Aug 22 • 48 min
Do you have an addiction to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, sex, food, shopping, gambling, gossiping and/or political hatred? This episode explores those areas of addiction and offers ways to begin to change.
THE POWER OF BELIEVING
Aug 15 • 48 min
What do you believe? What do you doubt? Your relationships, career, financial stability, parenting, spiritual beliefs and much more, are a reflection of what you believe. If you want to make a change, you must first understand what it is you believe about…
POLITICAL STRESS - The Other Pandemic
Aug 1 • 48 min
The chaos and conflict of our current political environment can be deeply troubling to many people. It can affect friendships, family relationships and professional connections. Sometimes irreversible changes occur. Are you feeling stressed and…
SUICIDAL THOUGHTS - A Call to Consciousness
Jul 18 • 50 min
Sometimes the desire to die is a coping mechanism for controlling emotional pain. This is not about severe suicidal feelings but that slight “I just want things to stop hurting” feeling that some people channel into subtle suicidal thoughts. Learn how…
HABITS - Making Them and Breaking Them
Jul 11 • 54 min
Understanding how habits are formed will let you learn how to either make a new habit or break an old habit. It isn’t difficult. There are some very specific steps that will help you accomplish your goals. (I apologize that I could not edit out the…
PERSONAL RULES
Jul 4 • 54 min
What are your personal rules that you have developed in an effort to keep yourself safe? These rules, formed over your lifetime from experiences, traumas, modeling from your upbringing, and more, can be a window into your soul. Learn how to take a look at…
GROWING OLD IS NOT FOR WEENIES
Jun 20 • 48 min
Does the prospect of growing old frighten you? Do you feel like your get up and go, got up and went… and didn’t leave a forwarding address? Dr. Richard Malotky joins me to talk about aging well.
ABANDONMENT ISSUES
Jun 13 • 48 min
Unresolved abandonment issues can create havoc in your life. Relationships, friendships, jobs, and much more, can be compromised and ruined by unconscious, dysfunctional coping mechanisms. This episode goes into how these issues can be created and acted…
SOCIAL MEDIA FRUSTRATION- Do You Need a Break?
Jun 6 • 47 min
Are social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and others creating anxiety, frustration, and anger for you? Many are saying the FUN is gone and now it is mostly negative. Explore this issue and figure out what you want to do for…
DR. GOOGLE
May 30 • 48 min
Do you find yourself obcessively googling medical issues trying to figure out what is wrong with you or a loved one? Do you create anxiety and fear in yourself? Medical professionals often refer to this as “Dr. Google.” It can be informative or at times…
BARELY HANGING ON
May 16 • 48 min
I AM SO WORRIED ABOUT MANY PEOPLE. Clients, friends, family and other professionals’ patients who are struggling emotionally. Many of those doing okay financially, and especially those who are not, are sliding down into a scary emotional place.…
I AM NOT BEGGING ANYONE TO LOVE ME
May 9 • 48 min
How do you cope when someone you love stops loving you? Many begin to feel desperate, lost, confused and angry. Often the desperation and the grief create a willingness to beg that person to love you again. There are healthy ways to handle this difficult…
Should I stay or should I go?
May 2 • 48 min
Trying to decide to stay or leave your relationship is difficult. It is hard to be “the bad guy” and at times it is difficult to endure and stay. This is a decision you must make for yourself. You cannot decide it for anyone else. This episode will help…
SOCIAL MEDIA - A Love Hate Relationship
Apr 25 • 49 min
Are you addicted to social media? It can make you laugh, feel connected and popular. It can also contribute to anxiety, depression and loneliness. Many feel very inadequate after perusing their social media accounts. This episode can help you explore how…
CoVid19 BLUES
Apr 18 • 48 min
How are you dealing with the quarantine, social isolation, financial stress, relationship issues and the many other issues we are facing right now? Are you developing some unhealthy coping mechanisms or healthy ones?
UNDERSTANDING SLEEP
Apr 11 • 48 min
For many, sleep is illusive and difficult. Stress can severely compromise the ability to get productive and restful sleep. Understand what is going on during sleep and why stress can really mess it all up. Learn some healthy coping skills to get the rest…
SOCIAL ISOLATION
Apr 4 • 43 min
Is social isolation bringing out the best or the worst in you? How is it affecting your relationships and your family? Work on coming out of this virus crisis a better person with a stronger relationship and a healthier family.
PATIENCE
Mar 28 • 49 min
Do you consider yourself a patient person? Did you know that you can learn to be more patient? This episode will break down the elements involved with learning patience. It can help you and also give you the tools to teach patience to those around you,…
CORONA VIRUS FEARS
Mar 21 • 47 min
The fears surrounding this challenging time are not just about illness and death. Many are facing financial devastation, severe losses, crushing anxiety and much more. Special guests Richard Malotky, MD and Master James Matthews, PhD Martial Arts (small…
LOVING YOURSELF
Mar 15 • 47 min
Stepping into LOVING YOURSELF is actually much easier than you ever thought. It is a shift in perception. This episode of Therapy in a Nutshell will explore the differences between SELF-ESTEEM / SELF-CONFIDENCE and LOVING YOURSELF. Learn how you can have…
REFINED BY FIRE
Mar 8 • 48 min
Special guest, Jennifer “Jas” Shaw, shares her personal story of literally rising from the ashes after she and her daughter were terribly burned in a home fire. The love, perseverance and strength this woman has shown, as well as her daughter, is awe…
BROKEN
Feb 29 • 50 min
Do you feel broken and having a hard time getting back to your stronger self? You might feel mentally, physically and/or spiritually broken. You may be broken and confused about how and why you are broken or just about how to get unbroken. You might even…
EMPOWERING CHILDREN and ADULTS
Feb 22 • 48 min
Master James Matthews (8th degree Black Belt in Kung Fu San Soo) discusses his work with children and adults using martial arts to teach strength, power, honor and discipline. His studio, PHD MARTIAL ARTS, helps people on their journey through life with…
FAMILY SECRETS
Feb 15 • 47 min
Almost everyone has personal or family secrets that they guard. What are your secrets and why do you keep them? How do family secrets harm your family? Should we tell our secrets?
COLONOSCOPY and UPPER G.I. TESTS
Feb 8 • 48 min
Are you avoiding the preventative care that you SHOULD be doing? Cancers of the gastrointestinal tract (throat, esophagus, stomach and colon) are preventable with simple, regular screenings. This episode explores why people avoid these important tests,…
BOUNDARIES OF PROTECTION
Feb 1 • 48 min
People have limitations that they deal with on a regular basis. These can be physical, mental or emotional issues that we need to, have to, or should set boundaries for ourselves. These boundaries are to protect our bodies and/or our minds. Learn how to…
PARENTS OF PRISONERS
Jan 25 • 47 min
When your child, whether an adult or a minor, is incarcerated, it rips at your very being. Huge emotions, fears and frustrations radically alter life as you knew it. Three sets of parents share their journey regarding their children being in jail and/or…
DNR - Do Not Resuscitate
Jan 19 • 48 min
What does DNR actually mean? Have you thought it out and are you prepared, in advance, of any need to deal with this possibility? Understand DNR and get your wishes put together long before you might be faced with decisions during crisis.
FAMILY FEUDING AFTER DEATH
Jan 13 • 48 min
Families often experience emotional difficulties after a death. Sometimes they are minor but often catastrophic. Right when most people believe a family should, and will, come together in mutual grief and cooperation, emotions escalate and relationships…
RADICAL HONESTY
Jan 4 • 48 min
Why is honesty important to us and why do people lie? How can we learn to stop lying and begin to be honest with not only others, but ourselves? The practice of radical honesty is freeing and much less exhausting than all the work it takes to tell a lie.
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS - WHY?
Dec 28, 2019 • 48 min
Why do we make New Year’s Resolutions? 80% of them are discarded by February. Why? This episode will help you learn how to make true lifestyle changes, not temporary intentions that leave you feeling like a failure.
MEDICAL AVOIDANCE
Dec 21, 2019 • 48 min
Do you, or someone you love, avoid going to the doctor or dentist? Are you embarrassed or afraid? This episode explores how many people avoid taking care of themselves. Sometimes with deadly consequences. Learn how to get over the avoidance and step into…
HYPNOSIS
Dec 14, 2019 • 47 min
Hypnosis, utilized in professional psychotherapy, is a powerful tool. It can help with anxiety, depression, PTSD, guilt, shame and much more. This episode explain what hypnosis is and how it can be part of effective therapy. Dr. Patty also discusses past…
PERFORMANCE ANXIETY
Dec 7, 2019 • 48 min
Many become anxious when it is time to perform. Whether it is on stage playing music, singing, public speaking, oral reports in school, an important meeting at work or anxiety about sexual performance. It can be debilitating. Gain some understanding and…
HOLIDAY STRESS - Physical & Emotional Issues
Nov 30, 2019 • 48 min
Dr. Patty, along with Richard Malotky MD, discuss the emotional and physical symptoms that often manifest during the holidays. Each have been in practice 34 years and have seen the same issues each year. Learn to do things differently this year.
POLITICAL DERANGEMENT SYNDROME
Nov 23, 2019 • 48 min
Today’s political unrest is creating anger and anxiety in people across the country. It is affecting relationships, families and friendships. Many have expressed anxiety about holiday gatherings and the risk if them turning into fiascoes.
RYAN O’CALLAGHAN discusses his book “My Life on the Line”
Nov 16, 2019 • 48 min
Retired NFL player, Ryan O’Callaghan, speaks openly about his life in the NFL, “coming out” and his new book. My Life on the Line is a vulnerable, brave memoir that has loads more to offer than just football.
Has your relationship lost the FUN?
Nov 9, 2019 • 48 min
Many couples feel that the fun, the spark, is gone from their relationship. Exhaustion, boredom, emotional distance and lack of intimacy can all be factors. This episode will help you take a look at your relationship. Figure out where the problems are,…
ANTICIPATORY ANXIETY
Nov 2, 2019 • 48 min
Even people who are not particularly anxiety-prone can get caught up in “anticipatory anxiety” when they are worrying about something. Learn why we think this helps us and how to create healthier coping skills.
GRIEF and LOSS
Oct 26, 2019 • 45 min
Grief is a very difficult emotion. This episode helps differentiate between a “normal” or “usual” grief response to loss and “complicated” grieving reactions. When does someone need help through this difficult process? Help yourself or someone you care…
PTSD PREVENTION
Oct 19, 2019 • 48 min
This episode talks about how to keep a stress reaction from going into full-blown PTSD. It also gives tools for preventing PTSD.
SAFETY IN RELATIONSHIPS
Oct 12, 2019 • 48 min
Feeling safe with your partner is the foundation of intimacy. It is necessary for healthy, successful communication. Is your relationship your safe place? This episode will help you look at your relationship and determine how emotionally safe you feel…
EFFECTIVE DISCIPLINE
Oct 5, 2019 • 48 min
Learn an effective, consistent, easy to put into practice disciplinary technique for your household. Stop feeling like a nag or bad parent. Reduce the negativity and chaos and start feeling better about your parenting. This will help you raise respectful,…
ULTRA-SENSITIVES
Sep 28, 2019 • 48 min
Are you, or someone you care about, an “ultra-sensitive” individual? Ultra-sensitives easily take things personally, often excessively doubt themselves, have trouble separating the feelings of others from their own feelings. This episode will teach you…
HEALTHY DATING
Sep 22, 2019 • 48 min
Is your picker broken? Do you think there is no one worth loving out there for you? Have you settled for a relationship that is not what you truly want? This episode will teach you the skills you need for healthy dating and finding a great relationship.…
DEPRESSION
Sep 14, 2019 • 45 min
Many people struggle with depression. It is exhausting. This episode will discuss some different times of depression, treatment and coping skills. Most importantly, those challenged with mood disorders need to KNOW they are worth getting help.
PTSD and FIRST RESPONDERS
Sep 7, 2019 • 46 min
First Responders are susceptible to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), many of whom never seek help. They suffer in silence. My special guest, Redding Fire Department Battalion Chief (recently retired) Wil Francis, speaks out about this issue and…
UNHAPPINESS - The Call to Consciousness
Aug 24, 2019 • 46 min
Burying your unhappiness does not serve anyone, especially not you. This episode with help you explore just how happy or unhappy you are with some or all of your life. Learn some tools to help you handle your awarenesses.
FAMILY DRAMA
Aug 10, 2019 • 48 min
Almost every family has their own share of drama. Some have more than others. This episode will discuss how to figure out how you feel and how to develop some healthy coping skills to survive your family.
BETRAYAL
Aug 4, 2019 • 47 min
Feeling betrayed by someone you care about is very challenging. This episode discusses the complicated emotions of betrayal, how to heal and how to make amends if you have hurt someone.
CARR FIRE SURVIVAL
Jul 27, 2019 • 48 min
In 2018 in Redding, CA the deadly CARR FIRE burned about 230,000 acres and killed 8 people. Over 1600 structures were burned. Special guest, Julie Kaplan, tells her story about losing their home in the fire. She also gives great advice to being prepared…
BOYS TO MEN - Raising mature, emotionally developed men.
Jul 20, 2019 • 48 min
Raising boys into wonderful, adult men is a very important job. For them to become mature, sensitive, caring, emotionally developed men, they must have certain emotional skills. This show discusses many of these attributes. Guest, Richard Malotky, MD,…
FAIR FIGHTING - Learn the do’s and don’t’s of FAIR FIGHTING. It is easy and effective.
Jul 13, 2019 • 48 min
Fair fighting is about effective communication when things are difficult. This episode will discuss things you should not do and things that will help you have a healthy argument. Effective conflict leaves you feeling resolved and closer to each other.
NARCISSISM - Living With a Partner With a Difficult Personality
Jul 6, 2019 • 48 min
Living with a partner who has a difficult personality such as NARCISSISM can be extremely difficult. It is easy to forget who you are and to feel powerless. This episode will help you identify and understand the narcissist so you can find your strength…
LETTING GO
Jun 29, 2019 • 47 min
How do we let go of something we have had high hopes for? Understanding how we attach and what our expectations are can help us know how to accomplish letting go of that which is not healthy or what makes us unhappy.
BULLYING
Jun 16, 2019 • 49 min
Bullying is a huge problem in our schools. Special guest, 12-year-old Allison Bedford, discusses her experience with bullying. Her insight and advice is far beyond her years. Karleen Speers, a teacher with 19 years of experience, tells us about her…
LOVE WITHDRAWAL
Jun 8, 2019 • 48 min
When someone you care about gives you the silent treatment, pulls away, refuses to talk things out or other forms of LOVE WITHDRAWAL, it can be very hurtful and destructive. Learn why LOVE WITHDRAWAL happens and some skills to change your behavior if you…
AFFAIR RECOVERY
Jun 1, 2019 • 54 min
Recovering and healing your relationship from an affair is possible. It takes hard work and the desire to do so . This episode will help to teach you how to recover and maybe even be stronger then ever.
WHY PEOPLE CHEAT IN RELATIONSHIPS
May 25, 2019 • 54 min
There are reasons why people cheat on their significant other. Understanding why is important for everyone involved. It can help with recovery from an affair and also help safeguard your relationship.
BUILD YOUR BONE DENSITY
May 13, 2019 • 55 min
(Note: The recording started a bit too soon. Skip through the little bit in the beginning that is not my show I tried to edit it but was unsuccessful. Thanks. Dr. Patty) Osteoporosis, the condition where your bone density becomes an issue, can cause…
BBS - BUSY BRAIN SYNDROME
May 4, 2019 • 54 min
Many struggle with an over-active mind This can create stress, anxiety and fear. BBS or Busy Brain Syndrome can ruin your ability to be present in your life and keep you from experiencing happiness. This “monkey mind” often seems like it is necessary to…
LOVING YOURSELF
Apr 27, 2019 • 54 min
Stepping into LOVING YOURSELF is actually much easier than you ever thought. It is a shift in perception. This episode of Therapy in a Nutshell will explore the differences between SELF-ESTEEM / SELF-CONFIDENCE and LOVING YOURSELF. Learn how you can have…
STRESS - Identifying and managing it
Apr 20, 2019 • 54 min
Managing the stress in our lives seems to be a constant battle for everyone. In this episode, I will help you identify your stress and learn some coping tools to reduce it.
GUILT, SHAME and BLAME
Apr 13, 2019 • 54 min
The feelings of guilty, shame and blame can get in the way of your happiness. Learn how to recognize these powerful emotions and begin to move into a healthier, happier existence.
SURVIVING SUICIDE - The Journey Through Tragic Loss
Apr 6, 2019 • 54 min
Dr. Patty talks with special guest, Rhonda Nehr, whose son took his own life 22 years ago. They discuss the journey from horrid, tragic loss to finding joy again.
RIDING THE DRAGON - Facing Your Fears
Mar 30, 2019 • 54 min
Are you unhappy? Do you know what is in the way of your happiness? in this episode you will learn techniques to face your fears and RIDE YOUR DRAGON..
Healing Through Music
Mar 23, 2019 • 54 min
This episode explores the healing power of music, especially from profound grief. Carrie Newcomer, singer and songwriter, is my special guest whose 19 CD’s have helped so many throughout the world.
Technology’s effect on relationships
Mar 16, 2019 • 54 min
How does your cell phone and other technology affect your relationships? Are you addicted to your smart phone? This program will help you take a look at how you handled your usage.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION SKILLS
Mar 9, 2019 • 54 min
It’s easy to be positive and loving. It is much harder to deal with negative and contentious conflict. This episode will give you some basic skills to deal with conflict in your life.
CAREGIVING
Mar 2, 2019 • 54 min
Dr. Patty, along with guests Connie Spooner and Lillian Deeble, discuss caregiving the terminally ill. All three women had husband’s who suffered from Frontotemporal Degeneration and all three cared for their men for over ten years. Learn how you can…
TRUST
Feb 23, 2019 • 54 min
Developing healthy relationships is one of life’s greatest challenges. The quality of your relationships can determine the level of fulfillment and happiness you experience in life. Trusting is a very important part of a healthy relationship. This episode…
ANXIETY
Feb 16, 2019 • 47 min
Let’s talk about anxiety. What are some of the causes, what happens in your brain and what can you do to help yourself. learn some great coping skills.
Empty Hands
Feb 9, 2019 • 54 min
How do we let go of all the old pain, trauma and experiences that color how we deal with our current world? The things we hold onto, believing they make us feel safe, can actually increase our stress. This episode will help you define what you cling to,…
Homelessness
Jan 29, 2019 • 54 min
This is Dr. Patty’s first show. She tells a little bit about herself and then discussed the issue of homelessness. How do we keep our humanity and still want things to change in our communities?
Communication Basics
Jan 28, 2019 • 53 min
This episode will give you some great skills to improve all your relationships. Whether you are wanting to improve communications with your partner, kids, friends or coworkers, this podcast will help bring a better you to the table.
Standing in Your Truth
Jan 20, 2019 • 46 min
Do you have trouble stating exactly how you feel about something? This is especially difficult when you have negative or controversial thoughts and feelings. Do you get too aggressive? Do you often feel like a doormat and cannot stand up for yourself?…
The Home Supervisor
Jan 19, 2019 • 54 min
Who is the “home supervisor” in your house? Does one person do a larger share of the ”gotta do’s” that keep a home running smoothly? Do you fight with your partner about “helping more around the house?” This podcast will define the home supervisor role…