The Adult Chair

The Adult Chair

www.michellechalfant.com/the-adult-chair-podcast
In The Adult Chair, Michelle Chalfant applies her holistic approach to healing and transformation as a foundation for better understanding our relationship with ourselves and our relationship with stress, anxiety, depression, physical health, self-love, p
The Power of Acceptance
Nov 8 • 51 min
Many people think acceptance is weak or it’s something we do when we are defeated. It’s actually the opposite. There is great power in acceptance. It’s a choice we make from a clear intentional place within. When we do this our drama or anger can be done…
A Deeper Understanding of The Adult Chair
Nov 1 • 45 min
After four years of this podcast, I felt like it was time for a refresher of the three chairs. In this show, I discuss where the Adult Chair model came from and a review of the three chairs. For long time listeners, this will reinforce your knowledge of…
Healing Abandonment
Oct 25 • 25 min
Abandonment can leave an incredible wound inside of us. We do our best to bury it and not feel that pain but it leaves its mark on us. We move through life unconsciously guarded and ready for abandonment to happen again. We want to be free of this wound…
Own Your Reality
Oct 18 • 34 min
There is huge power in owning our reality, yet most of us don’t know how. We hide behind masks to cover our true selves up and show up in the world how we think others want us to be. This can be exhausting and so wearing on us. In this show, you will…
Codependency: Ending the Addiction to “Help” Others.
Oct 11 • 47 min
We feel responsible for fixing and taking care of others. When we aren’t “helping”, we may feel anxious or useless. These could be symptoms of codependency. In today’s show, I review what happens in childhood that sets us up for codependency, what it…
Integrating the Self
Oct 4 • 55 min
When we experience a trauma, there is a part of us that can get stuck in time, yet we continue to physically grow. Part of the work of the Adult Chair is finding these parts and integrating them into the self in order to help us to feel whole and healthy.…
Healing from Betrayal
Sep 27 • 28 min
Betrayal is the worst kind of pain. It blindsides us, it can shock us and leave us in total disbelief. We wonder how we can move through such pain and feel ok again. In this show, Michelle shares her own experiences with betrayal and offers an 8 step…
Conscious Uncoupling - How to end relationships well. with Katherine Woodward Thomas
Sep 20 • 36 min
We don’t end relationships well, unfortunately no one teaches us how to do this. We get stuck in our victim or get caught in the blame game which only keeps us stuck! Katherine Woodward Thomas offers us a fresh perspective on breaking up and ending well.…
A Guidede Meditation for Finding Inner Strength, Your Voice and Empowerment
Sep 19 • 15 min
Life can be overwhelming at times and it can cause us to lose ourselves. This may look like difficulty in making decisions, setting boundaries and or standing in your truth. This meditation will help change that, as it helps you to tap into your inner…
Helping your Kids Cope with Anxiety with Sharon Selby
Sep 13 • 43 min
It seems like a growing number of kids today are suffering from anxiety. As parents and caregivers of these kids, witnessing their anxiety can leave us feeling helpless and not sure what to do. Often times, what we do doesn’t help and even makes things…
How to Stop Imploding, Stress, Anxiety and Ruminating Thoughts.
Sep 6 • 29 min
Anxiety, ruminating thoughts, stress and negative impulses can make us feel like we are imploding! When we implode, it feels like our world is collapsing and we have no way out. In today’s show, I help you find your way out of imploding and even stop…
Meditation 28: Connect to your Higher Self
Sep 6 • 11 min
When Relationships End
Aug 30 • 27 min
In the episode today, I talk with you about how we can go through the ending of relationships in a new way, a conscious way, from our Adult Chair. Sitting here can change how you navigate the end. In today’s show, I offer 6 “Truths” for relationships and…
Harness Your Powerful Flow State
Aug 23 • 28 min
I believe we can access the state of flow and ride it like a wave! In today’s show I explain how we do this, with a 4 step process to access and harness your own flow state.
The Way Out Is In
Aug 16 • 35 min
I’ve had so many people come to me stuck in struggle and pain lately so on today’s show I have four tools to offer that will help you on the road back to peace and into your Adult Chair!
Becoming “Aware” with Dr. Dan Siegel
Aug 9 • 48 min
Dr. Dan Siegel joins me to talk about his new book Aware, and the work he’s been doing that can radically accelerate our journey toward learning to live in the present moment.
The Power of Letting Go with Karen Campion
Aug 2 • 32 min
I share that experience with my friend Karen Campion on the show this week as we talk about the true power of letting go to move forward.
Meditation 27: A guided-meditation and exercise for releasing shame
Jul 5 • 18 min
Unfortunately, we all experience shame at some point in our lives, some of us more than others. In this guided meditation exercise, you will be guided through a process from the Adult Chair model that releases and transforms shame.
Learn to Live Authentically with guest Sandra Rojo
Jun 28 • 59 min
How do I live authentically? If you find yourself asking that question, you’re not alone. I hear this from clients practically daily, each feeling a connection with the concept, knowing they’re disconnected from their true, authentic selves, but at the…
Finding Peace within Pain with Rea Wright
Jun 14 • 46 min
Pain can feel heavy, like a dark cloud that won’t go away. We often times don’t realize that we are carrying our pain with us from the past, in hopes that something or someone will make it magically go away. Today, Rea Wright and I offer 5 ideas for…
Deepening the Adult Chair using the wisdom of the Enneagram with Ramona Reid
Jun 7 • 36 min
Today on the show Ramona Reid blends the wisdom of the Enneagram into the Adult Chair. Ramona shared with us how she experiences the Child, Adolescent and Adult through the lens of the Enneagram and the commonalities of the two models and how they enrich…
Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder
May 31 • 54 min
This week on the show I have a guest to talk to us about one of the most misunderstood and over-used labels I’ve run across: borderline personality disorder. Dr. Robin Arthur is a fantastic and knowledgeable expert who has been working with BPD…
Healing Shame
May 24 • 26 min
Get ready everybody… we’re going to move through some shame today!
Patti Elledge teaches us how to heal our attachment wounds
May 10 • 60 min
I adore our guest today! Patti Elledge joins us to talk about adult attachment wounds.
Stopping Stress, Anxiety & Overwhelm from The Adult Chair
May 3 • 26 min
What do we do when we feel like we just can’t put one more thing on our plates? When the people we love and care about are expecting so much from us, it feels like we’re suffocating? When our career obligations increasing anxiety beyond our ability to…
Meditation 26: A guided meditation to relieve anxiety and overwhelm
May 1 • 13 min
The rush of anxiety and overwhelm can quickly take over our experience of the world. Being equipped with the tools to ease that experience is central to living in the Adult Chair. Let us journey.
Breaking Negative Patterns & Programs
Apr 26 • 35 min
The only way you’re going to heal is to own your life. That’s the overriding message of the show today and it comes thanks to the story of a fabulous client we’ll call “Carolyn.”
Stories & Assumptions
Apr 19 • 27 min
We do everything we can to keep ourselves safe and loved in the world. To do this, we look to the past and gather up stories and then based on those stories we project into the future based on assumptions. Living like this creates stress and keeps us out…
Meditation to remove inherited dysfunctional or unhealthy beliefs
Apr 17 • 18 min
As children, we unknowingly inherit dysfunctional or unhealthy beliefs. This meditation takes you on a journey to find your true self and along the way, remove the inherited unhealthy and dysfunctional beliefs. Find yourself at the end feeling more…
Men & Emotions with Ted Klontz
Apr 12 • 50 min
Ted is back! This time we’re kicking it off with a big question about men and emotions, but I guarantee you there are some surprises in store from there! Join us!
How to help others to move into their Adult Chair
Apr 5 • 34 min
I get this question all the time: “how to do I get (fill in the blank loved-one here) to get into their Adult Chair?!” Great question. And I’m going to take on exactly that this week on the show!
Essential Oils with Annie Waugh
Mar 29 • 49 min
Annie Waugh is an integrative therapist and dear friend and she’s joining me on the show today to talk about an area of particular expertise: Essential Oils! I love oils and cherish everything Annie has taught me — and I can’t wait for her to share some…
Shannon Thomas talks Narcissism, Gaslighting, and Healing from Hidden Abuse
Mar 22 • 44 min
Shannon Thomas sits down in the adult chair with me today to talk about narcissism, gaslighting, and other forms of abuse and emotional trauma that can plague our relationships.
It’s All About YOU!
Mar 15 • 29 min
Go ahead and say it out loud right now: “It’s all about me!” My clients have a lot of trouble saying it, as if it gets stuck in their throats. But being able to say that it’s all about you isn’t selfish, it’s ownership!
Love Addiction-Love Avoidant with Karen Gelstein
Mar 8 • 47 min
Karen Gelstein is another of my favorite people. She’s a therapist based out of New York City and when you hear what she has to say on love addiction, love avoidance, narcissism in the show this week you’re definitely going to want to learn more about her…
Soothing Cannot be Outsourced
Mar 1 • 46 min
This week on the show I’m thrilled to welcome one of my precious clients and author of one of my very favorite quotes on healing, “soothing cannot be outsourced.”
Episode 100: Self-Love!
Feb 22 • 31 min
What an amazing milestone! Never in a million years would I have imagined the love and grace I’ve discovered in the audience of this podcast. Thank you so much for everything you’ve done to make the journey to episode 100 so special. And now, let’s get…
Meditation 23: You Are Worthy
Feb 15 • 8 min
One of the most cherished, empowering, and attractive experiences in a relationship comes when both partners are strong in the belief of their own worthiness in the world. This meditation serves as a reminder of that strength and beauty: You Are Worthy.…
Meditation 22: Forgiveness
Feb 15 • 13 min
Carrying around feelings of blame, shame, anger, sadness, or apathy from un-forgiveness can be incredibly heavy on us. This forgiveness meditation will help you to gain a new perspective with the person or event that has made you feel stuck and unable to…
Meditation 21: Setting Boundaries
Feb 15 • 17 min
Many of us grow up learning to please others, to give up our personal space to ensure others are ok before ourselves. We violate our personal space and drop our boundaries in order to not offend others, maybe we walk on eggshells, attempting to keep the…
Meditation 20: Cleansing Relationships and Cutting Cords
Feb 15 • 8 min
Throughout our lives we experience relationship challenges, changes or even relationships that end. This is life. Often times we have a difficult time moving on or letting go when a relationship is in flux or ending.
Meditation 19: Setting Goals and Achieving Success
Feb 15 • 22 min
Reset your mind and body to the new frequency of you: a person of vision, accomplishment, success, and light. Let us journey.
Meditation 18: Reprogramming Limiting Beliefs
Feb 15 • 9 min
This meditation will reprogram the thoughts and beliefs we hold of ourselves that constrain us, those that prevent us from being who we are truly meant to be in the world. Let us journey.
Meditation 17: A guided meditation for clearing anxiety, stress and worry — for adults and teens
Feb 15 • 18 min
This is a meditation to release anxiety, stress and worry. Find a comfortable position, close your eyes, and allow yourself to relax and become fully present. Let us begin.
Meditation 16: Healing Codependency: A Guided Meditation
Feb 15 • 20 min
A healing inner child meditation for codependency, negative programming, and lack of self-love. Let us journey.
Meditation 14: A Guided Meditation for Finding Your True Self
Feb 15 • 18 min
We spend a lot of time searching for who we are on the outside of us when the direction we need to go instead is on the inside. Let us travel.
Meditation 13: Cleansing the Overwhelm
Feb 15 • 14 min
This meditation is excellent for anyone feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stressed. In this meditation, we ground and cleanse to regain peace back in the present moment.
Meditation 12: A Cleansing Meditation for the Empath
Feb 15 • 11 min
To live as an empath means taking on the emotional and energetic burdens of the world around us. In this month’s mediation, I offer you a cleansing and grounding journey, a meditation to center you and help you find peace in noise. It is also a meditation…
Meditation 11: A 5-Minute Self-Love Meditation with Michelle
Feb 15 • 6 min
This 5-minute meditation promotes relaxation, healing, and self- love. It’s a wonderful meditation for emotional healing and/or physical healing or for anyone seeking greater peace in their lives.
Meditation 10: A 1-Minute Relaxation Meditation with Michelle
Feb 15 • 1 min
No time for meditation? No more excuses! In one minute this meditation promotes relaxation, brings you back to balance and create a sense of peace. It’s a wonderful way to start your day and do during the day whenever you need to re-center and de-stress.
Meditation 9: A 10-Minute Meditation for Creating Your Heart’s Desire
Feb 15 • 10 min
This 10-minute guided meditation will take you through a seven-step process to increase your manifestation success. It is an easy to follow creation process that includes the key steps in creation, using energy centers of the body to bring the creation…
Meditation 8: A 10-Minute Meditation to relieve Stress, Overwhelm, and Anxiety
Feb 15 • 9 min
This 10-minute meditation will help you relieve stress and anxiety all year round. With a daily practice, you’ll begin to find great inner strength from meditation — I hope you’ll use this to begin to discover the emotional freedom that is possible!
Meditation 7: Summer of Love
Feb 15 • 10 min
Meditation 6: Severing Old Patterns
Feb 15 • 8 min
Do you feel stuck? Do you continue to fall into the same dysfunctional patterns? This guided meditation helps to clear those patterns and make way for new empowering experiences.
Meditation 5: Accessing our Inner Child
Feb 15 • 19 min
We use this meditation to find and access our Inner Child. This is the part of us that is the container for our true feelings, true needs and innocence.
Meditation 4: Opening to Love
Feb 15 • 8 min
This is a guided heart opening meditation. It helps with opening our hearts to love from others and in loving ourselves.
Meditation 3: Inviting In Truth
Feb 15 • 9 min
Clears away old stories and limiting beliefs that are keeping us stuck and are in the way of living our most authentic lives.
Meditation 2: Purification Meditation
Feb 15 • 13 min
A guided meditation for purifying our selves and releasing old, disempowered thoughts, wounds and emotions (both unconscious and conscious) and uncovering our true selves.
Meditation 1: Grounding Meditation
Feb 15 • 11 min
A guided meditation for when we feel scattered, spacey, “not all here.” Grounding helps with focus, feeling present and awareness. It is beneficial to do this meditation daily. When we ground we are anchoring ourselves into the earth, which can be a very…
Vulnerability
Feb 13 • 15 min
Most of us grew up thinking that vulnerability equals weakness. Let’s get this straight right off the top: that is absolutely not true.
Transforming Triggers!
Feb 8 • 29 min
Trouble staying in your Adult Chair when you’re triggered? Me too! This week, I have a story all about my own triggering experience and I want to use it to demonstrate how to move through the chairs and release the power and energy that binds you in the…
DriveTime Download: Healing Trauma
Feb 1 • 34 min
Trauma comes in many shapes and sizes. From single events to long-running experiences that take away our sense of safety and security. Even if it doesn’t involve physical harm, it can lead toward isolation, depression, severe anxiety, and overwhelm.
DriveTime Download: Clearing Anxiety
Jan 25 • 23 min
Leaving work and feeling inspired — I have a new Drivetime Download for you! This week, I want to talk all about clearing anxiety.
Creating Personal Change from The Adult Chair
Jan 18 • 21 min
We’re in the middle of January right now and if you’re like most of us, you’re probably already giving up on some of your well-intentioned resolutions that you set on New Year’s Eve. That’s completely normal, even though it’s likely disappointing. This…
An Astrologer’s View of New Year Transitions with Rachel Lang
Jan 11 • 34 min
Were you feeling unnaturally thankful that 2017 ended, that you were embarking on a new journey for 2018? You’re not alone, and today’s guest is going to tell us all why!
Drivetime Download: Grief
Dec 21, 2017 • 15 min
Michelle is in the car again, this time answering some community questions on how to handle grief, particularly during the holidays!
Managing Holiday Gatherings from The Adult Chair
Dec 14, 2017 • 36 min
The holidays are upon is, and as a result more and more people are writing us to ask how you handle difficult family gatherings from the Adult Chair. So, we’re on it!
What do I do with my anger?
Dec 7, 2017 • 40 min
Anger is an emotion of change. If we learn to sit with our anger just as we sit with our other emotions, we can come to understand it, to learn from it, and maybe even to love it in time. This week on the show, we’re talking all about the anger that lives…
Stay Connected to Yourself and End Overwhelm at the Holidays
Nov 30, 2017 • 25 min
This week on the show, I want to share with you some of the tools and techniques that can help you stay strong and present during the turbulent holiday weeks. You deserve a restful and energizing break full of love and warmth — with the right tools, you…
Feeling Our Feelings with Ramona Reid
Nov 23, 2017 • 54 min
I’m back with my dear friend Ramona Reid on her radio show, Holistic Revolution Radio this week! Actually, this show was recorded last month, but we talked about all the things that are incredibly important for us to keep in mind over the Thanksgiving…
How to End Suffering
Nov 15, 2017 • 29 min
This week, we’re talking all about how to get off the boat to Suffering Island, and take control of our own stories by living in our Adult Chair’s fact and truth!
Take Responsibility and End the Victim Mentality
Nov 9, 2017 • 26 min
This week on the show we talk about what you might be doing if you’re in the role of the victim and I’ve got some great strategies to help you lift yourself RIGHT OUT of it!
The Power of Gratitude
Nov 2, 2017 • 19 min
Today on the show, we’re talking about the power of gratitude in your life and how you can build a daily practice of grace yourself!
The Power and the Promise of Journaling
Oct 26, 2017 • 33 min
Never thought much of journaling? Now’s your chance! We’ve got some tips and prompts to get you started writing with the intention to better understand yourself, and we’re thrilled to introduce the 30-Day Journaling Challenge for November 2017!
Raising Self-Esteem
Oct 19, 2017 • 33 min
Many of us have a fragile relationship with our self-esteem. Even those who wear a brave face may be struggling inside, fighting negative self-talk and our history of lack of validation. Today, we’re talking about reprogramming, new language that can help…
Building True Connections from The Adult Chair
Oct 12, 2017 • 23 min
Ready for better relationships in your life? Perhaps you crave deeper connections, healthier relationships with better communication? In today’s show, I talk about how to do just that.
DriveTime Download: Turbulent Times Equals Change is Coming
Oct 5, 2017 • 14 min
Does your life ever feel just plain turbulent? Your relationships are off center, you’re questioning your most important decisions, you’re full of anxiety and stress … I know I do!
Katie Hendricks Brings Plain Talk on Relationships and Intimacy in The Adult Chair
Sep 28, 2017 • 38 min
We’re nearing the end of our series on relationships and for our next-to-last episode, we have one of our favorite people on the hook to answer some of your best and most personal questions about your long-term relationships, marriages, and the intimacy…
DriveTime Download: How do I Feel My Emotions? A special for Facebook Members!
Sep 21, 2017 • 14 min
There is great power in feeling our emotions and in this special DriveTime Download, I give you three easy tips on how to begin to feel your emotions and open up to a whole new world.
Raising Teens from Your Adult Chair with James Wellborn
Sep 14, 2017 • 37 min
In this conversation with Dr. James Wellborn, we gain some new and valuable tools on how to parent from a healthy place while our teens test, push boundaries, and experiment, from high school and into a healthy adulthood.
Meditation, Mindfulness, and Peace with Buddhist Noah Levine
Sep 7, 2017 • 32 min
What does it mean to find happiness? Noah Levine tried to find it and on the way, he’s become one of the foremost instructors of mindfulness and meditation from the Buddhist perspective thanks to his own journey of peace, and he’s with us today to share…
DriveTime Download: What do you do with pain?
Aug 31, 2017 • 25 min
Once again, the car has shown itself to be a terrific vessel for inspiration! So many clients have been facing this central question that I found it a great time step back and share some guiding thoughts.
Mindful Eating from The Adult Chair
Aug 24, 2017 • 30 min
What does it mean to eat mindfully? Which chair are we usually in when we eat? What happens to your body when you approach food from a place of mindfulness and gratitude? We’ve got some answers for you, and five key messages you can tell yourself to…
Is Fasting in Your Future? IDM’s Megan Ramos Answers your Ketosis and Fasting Questions!
Aug 17, 2017 • 55 min
When we live in our Adult Chair, we live in the healthiest version of ourselves. This is not just about living an emotionally healthy lifestyle, but also living in a strong physical body, too. In fact, our emotional health is directly affected by our…
Start your Feng Shui Journey with Tisha Morris
Aug 10, 2017 • 36 min
Our guest today is Tisha Morris, founder of Earth Home and bestselling author on Feng Shui and the energy of our spaces.
The Healing Power of Breath with Michelle D’Avella
Aug 3, 2017 • 28 min
Today, we’re talking about your breath. Yes, we all breathe, but how often do you think about the way your breathing impacts your emotional well being or your physical health or your ability to respond to stress and anxiety? Our guest today tells us: not…
REBROADCAST — 26: Boundaries vs Confrontation
Jul 27, 2017 • 29 min
“If I don’t learn to take care of myself, who will?” Boundaries and confrontations are two very different things. One teaches others how we want to be treated and the other is getting in someone’s face to illicit change. Which one sounds better to you?…
REBROADCAST — 25: Relationship Rescue!
Jul 20, 2017 • 34 min
We’re still on vacation! But this week we bring you an old favorite from October 2015. This week: Relationships! Need help with a relationship? Whether it be your partner, family member, or friend, this information will shift how you interact in…
REBROADCAST — 7: Fighting Fables: Facing our Stories and Assumptions
Jul 13, 2017 • 19 min
We’re taking the month off so this week, a classic from deep in the archives! This week on the show, we’re talking about stories. An example: You’re on the highway. Someone races up next to you and cuts into your lane. You’re surprised and scared for an…
The New Year, Energy & Inclusion with Ramona Reid
Jul 6, 2017 • 41 min
Happy July everybody! We’re taking the month off with new shows but we have some good stuff to share on the podcast even while we’re on vacation! First up this week, let’s take a trip back to the new year.
The Challenge to Change Black & White Thinking!
Jun 29, 2017 • 28 min
What is black and white thinking? It’s thinking in extremes and absolutes.
I am not your lifejacket! — Ending Codependency in Relationships
Jun 22, 2017 • 30 min
It’s not your job to fix those most important to you.
Gaining Confidence in Relationships with Intimidating People
Jun 15, 2017 • 24 min
Clint from Cape Town, South Africa writes in with a comment and question we wanted to face head on this week.
Ending Relationships From our Adult Chair
Jun 8, 2017 • 22 min
The ending of relationships can be hard, especially when we don’t understand why they are ending or feel hurt over how they ended.
“I don’t do emotions”
Jun 1, 2017 • 22 min
We all experience emotional pain off and on throughout our lives. Relationships end, people and pets die, jobs end. Pain could be just around the next corner! The problem is that as humans we think that facing pain means putting it away, hiding from it,…
The Secret to Helping Others Through Pain
May 18, 2017 • 20 min
When we are met with a friend or family member in pain — or grief, sadness, really any emotion — our instinct is to console them, to somehow help relieve their discomfort or even fix their pain.
How to Connect With Your Inner Child
May 11, 2017 • 22 min
Have you ever found yourself listening to us talking about connecting to our inner child, and wondered, “right, I get it, but how?” We’re going to help you today!
Parenting Teens with the Adult Chair
May 4, 2017 • 20 min
As our kids move into their teenage years, they begin to distance themselves from us as parents. It’s perfectly normal! But that doesn’t make it any easier on us, and it forces us to change our approach to communicating with them.
Arielle Ford is here to help you manifest your soulmate!
Apr 27, 2017 • 31 min
According to Arielle Ford, one in three relationships that end in marriage start online today.
Facing Our Relationship with Food, Sugar, and Addiction with Karly Randolph Pitman
Apr 20, 2017 • 41 min
Our relationship with food is supposed to be one of healthful nurturing, building a strong family and community connection, growth and bounty.
Building Your Meditation Practice
Apr 13, 2017 • 24 min
While most of us don’t actually have a regular meditation practice, that doesn’t mean a regular practice isn’t something to aspire to.
Breaking Patterns
Apr 4, 2017 • 21 min
Your life is a revolving door. You date the same people. You report to the same bosses. Over and over again, in spite of the effort you’re making to change your life, you find that you’re stuck in the patterns that have defined you and now you want to get…
Surviving Middle School — Sage Advice from Parenting Expert Michelle Icard
Mar 30, 2017 • 30 min
Navigating the murky waters of middle school can be tough on a kid. But navigating the murky waters of parenting a middle schooler can be even tougher!
Sad, Lonely and Empty
Mar 23, 2017 • 20 min
We cover our feelings with numbing agents. Food. Alcohol. Work. The drive of our adolescent chair tells us that if we only had something to fill these holes in our lives, we’d be better, so we eat more, drink more, work more.
Cataloging the results of our Childhood Programming with Lisa Romano
Mar 16, 2017 • 30 min
The baggage we bring with us to adulthood can be stunningly resilient. Relationships with our family, friends, and mentors have a staying power far beyond our conscious memories.
What do I do with my Feelings and Emotions?
Mar 9, 2017 • 16 min
As humans, we feel things deeply. But what do we do with those feelings and emotions get stuck?
What’s Life Like in the Adult Chair?
Mar 2, 2017 • 23 min
The journey of The Adult Chair is not one of a destination, but rather an understanding.
Narcissism, Codependence, and the Self-Love Deficit with Ross Rosenberg
Feb 23, 2017 • 29 min
Today on the show, Ross Rosenberg joins us to talk about narcissism and codependence.
Meditation 15: I Am Love
Feb 14, 2017 • 8 min
We’re nothing but love, and we don’t have to do anything to get it, for it is within.
Let’s Talk about Sex.
Feb 9, 2017 • 37 min
Yes, it’s true: intimacy is about more than just sex. But the physiological and psychological benefits of investing time and attention on your sex life can do wonders when it comes to rekindling intimacy in your relationship.
Keys to a Successful Relationship
Feb 2, 2017 • 28 min
It’s February! That means we’re entering the season of love around these parts, and what better time is there to talk about the keys to a successful, strong, long-lasting and loving relationship.
Find your Authentic Self at the Heart of Your Enneagram
Jan 26, 2017 • 29 min
The Enneagram provides us a method for understanding our own personality in terms of our relationship with the world and our true selves.
The Art of Surrender
Jan 19, 2017 • 37 min
When we surrender, we’re choosing to let go of control of a situation. It’s consciously letting go of the ego and drive to dominate a situation with trust that the future will unfold as it is meant to. This is a position of peace, not trauma, relief, not…
Am I a Fraud? Imposter Syndrome and You!
Jan 5, 2017 • 23 min
The voice of the imposter is a voice that lives in all of us. It comes from an instinct that is thousands of years old, one designed to protect us and keep us safe in our communities.
Michelle joins Ramona Reid on Holistic Revolution Radio
Dec 22, 2016 • 53 min
Want to learn how to love yourself, take off your masks, and live more authentically? Here’s the place to do it! Listen to this replay of Michelle’s interview on Nashville’s “Holistic Revolution” radio show with host Ramona Reid. They discussed the power…
Are You an Empath?
Dec 8, 2016 • 26 min
Do you feel emotions deeply? Do you know how others are feeling, sometimes before they do? Do you struggle with fatigue or overwhelm? You may be an empath.
The Many Faces of Depression
Nov 10, 2016 • 21 min
For so many, the experience of “depression” is actually the experience of getting “stuck.” When we get stuck and feel like we have no options, we can fall into hopelessness and helplessness. Emotions like these are ones we want to run from and numb out.
How do you teach your child to sit in the adult chair?
Oct 27, 2016 • 16 min
If you’re a human parent, you’ve probably faced some version of this question. How do you teach your kids how to be emotionally present in the world?
How do you set the tone of your day?
Oct 13, 2016 • 13 min
So many clients have been coming to me dealing with daily stress. You know the feeling — you might not be able to put your finger on it, but the accumulation of stressors in your life feel like 10,000 pounds on your back.
Introverts & Extroverts — Which one are you?
Sep 29, 2016 • 30 min
Understanding who we are at our core can help us better relate to the world around us and feel more comfortable in our skins at the same time!
Living through Cancer in The Adult Chair
Sep 15, 2016 • 56 min
Connie is a client and dear friend and has joined me today for a conversation around her experience from the beginning of her diagnosis with aggressive breast cancer, through resolution.
Inviting your Relationship into the Adult Chair with Michelle and Graham Chalfant
Jul 28, 2016 • 45 min
Worlds collide! This week on the show, for the very first time in over three years, Pete and I got to meet face-to-face!
Breaking Down Barriers with “Liz”
Jul 14, 2016 • 35 min
Today I’m celebrating my friends! A few weeks back I shared an incredible meal with some of my closest friends and, if you’re a listener of this show you can imagine what came up: The Adult Chair.
Finding the Motivation to Change with Dr. Ted Klontz
Jun 30, 2016 • 34 min
I’m so excited to introduce you all to Dr. Ted Klontz. Ted is a psychologist based in Nashville and he’s here today because he’s a pioneer in the development and application of tools and techniques that help people to change their troublesome behaviors.
Addiction & Forgiveness in the Home
Jun 16, 2016 • 38 min
This week’s show comes courtesy of a listener with some incredibly important questions around addiction, living with family suffering with addictive behaviors, and forgiving an emotionally distant parent.
Who’s sitting in my Adolescent Chair?
Jun 2, 2016 • 25 min
Just because we might be considered adults chronologically doesn’t mean we’re always acting our age! That’s the psychological trick of the Chairs, and this week I hope to give you all some clarification.
Dr. Dodge Rea — Introducing the GRACE Sequence
May 19, 2016 • 45 min
It is with great pleasure that I introduce to you Dr. Dodge Rea, the originator of The GRACE Sequence.
Mindfulness and Sitting with our Negative Emotions
May 5, 2016 • 29 min
You can’t heal negative emotions. They exist, and we all move in and out of them throughout our days, weeks … our whole lives.
Parenting in the 21st Century — Growing Healthy Teens with guest Dr. James Wellborn
Apr 21, 2016 • 48 min
Dr. James Wellborn is a clinical psychologist who specializes in individual, family, and group psychotherapy with children and adolescents addressing the range of challenges faced by families and teens during this period of development.
How do we become Conscious Parents?
Apr 7, 2016 • 27 min
Becoming a conscious parent means getting to know yourself well enough that you don’t let your own emotions get in the way of understanding who your kids are growing up to be.
Mastering Forgiveness
Mar 10, 2016 • 23 min
Forgiveness is a deeply personal thing. But whether you label yourself as a “forgiving person” because you’re afraid of conflict in the adolescent chair, or living in an authentically forgiving place in the adult chair is determined first and foremost by…
Returning to your Seat of Power
Feb 25, 2016 • 50 min
Some days, it just feels like the world is conspiring against you. These are the days that shake our confidence, our sense of peace, our ability to relate to others — they’re the worst! The trick to living in The Adult Chair is not developing some magical…
Learning to Date Yourself
Feb 12, 2016 • 16 min
It’s February! With all the talk of love in the air leading into this Valentine’s Day weekend, we thought it just the right time to share our own spin on romance: learning to date yourself!
The Code author Tony Borroughs on Intention and The Highest Good
Jan 28, 2016 • 35 min
Envision Only Positive Outcomes So says Tony Burroughs this week as we continue our conversation on intentionality.
The Power of Intention
Jan 14, 2016 • 19 min
It’s January! With the turn of the New Year come all sorts of promises we make to ourselves as we look to make change in our lives. From losing weight to desires of greater mindfulness, these resolutions are signposts that we’ve crossed another year off…
Getting Started with Meditation
Dec 14, 2015 • 17 min
Want to learn how to de-stress and find balance in the holiday season or anytime throughout the year? Meditation is a wonderful practice that can do this for you.
Who are you? Self-validation & Projection
Nov 25, 2015 • 16 min
When we look outside of ourselves for validation for who we are, we become dependent on others for our sense of self and happiness. When we learn to self-validate, we become internally strong in knowing who we are.
Boundaries vs Confrontation
Nov 5, 2015 • 29 min
Boundaries and confrontations are two very different things. One teaches others how we want to be treated and the other is getting in someone’s face to elicit change. Which one sounds better to you?
Relationship Rescue
Oct 22, 2015 • 34 min
Need help with a relationship? Whether it be your partner, family member, or friend, this information will shift how you interact in relationships.
Communicating with our Inner Child — A Session with Sarah
Oct 8, 2015 • 25 min
We get triggered, feel painful emotions and go into “fix it mode.” The answer to our triggers and pain is to find the core emotion and go into it. This is where true healing occurs. Bonding with our Inner Child is the only way to do this.
How do I find my Adult Chair in the middle of an emotional storm?
Sep 24, 2015 • 29 min
The concept of the Adult Chair is simple. We live in the moment, in fact and truth, set healthy boundaries, feel empowered and we become an observer of our lives (and not stuck in the drama) and make decisions for our lives. Sounds like a wonderful idea,…
Walking the Spiritual Path: Finding Peace in a Pile of Crap
Jul 22, 2015 • 21 min
Walking the spiritual path is not easy. It’s not instant. It takes practice and dedication. These are the truths of awakening that sometimes plague those on the hunt for instant gratification. More often than not, it’s less a field of wildflowers than a…
Grounding and the Energy of the Earth with Sarah Weiss
Jun 17, 2015 • 47 min
I’m so excited to have Sarah Weiss of the SpiritHeal Institute on the show with us today. With Sarah, I’d like to introduce the concept of grounding on the show, an incredibly important energy practice that can help you find your true self.
Open Up to Voice Dialogue with J. Tamar Stone
Jun 4, 2015 • 28 min
Our guest today is J. Tamar Stone. I’m so excited to introduce Tamar’s work to you today as she is not only capable of amazing things, her concept of Voice Dialogue and Body Dialogue fit absolutely perfectly into the work we’re doing in The Adult Ch
The Law of Attraction
May 21, 2015 • 27 min
This week, we’re talking all about the Law of Attraction and I share a great big lesson that can help you develop focus while not allowing yourself to be undermined by your own subconscious!
Healing the Mother Wound with Bethany Webster
May 7, 2015 • 33 min
Timing is everything, right? And just in time for Mother’s Day, we have an amazing conversation with an amazing woman and healer. Bethany Webster joins us on The Adult Chair to introduce us to the Mother Wound.
Finding Hope in the Face of Life’s Greatest Challenges
Apr 23, 2015 • 23 min
Karen Campion is one of my very favorite people. She’s a holistic therapist and her inner child and alternative therapies have helped so many people find peace and freedom from pain in their lives.
Cultivating Our Deepest Connections
Apr 16, 2015 • 21 min
I had a conversation with my husband this week that got me thinking about connections. Human connections. So this week on the show I want to talk about how we support one another when we need it most.
Tapping Your Way to Pain-Free with EFT
Apr 9, 2015 • 21 min
This week, we’re talking about EFT, or “Emotional Freedom Technique.” You may have heard of it referred to as tapping for short, and it’s one of my favorite tools for helping my clients break free from anxiety, depression, generalized stress, and pain!
The Shadow
Apr 2, 2015 • 27 min
This week on the show, Pete and I talk about the shadow, how to move into a mode of discovery, to unlock and embrace the secrets of our shadow, and work to become whole.
Accessing our Inner Child — A Meditation with Michelle
Mar 26, 2015 • 24 min
But accessing our inner child is not always easy, nor is it always comfortable without some help. That’s why this week on the show, Michelle offers a meditation, a guide on your journey to reach your inner child. Sit back, close your eyes, and reach out…
Love Addiction & Love Avoidance with Special Guest Sarah Bridge
Mar 18, 2015 • 30 min
This week on the show, Sarah Bridge joins us today to help frame love addiction and love avoidance and her approach to helping others learn to love more authentically in her own practice.
Codependency: I’m OK if You’re OK
Mar 3, 2015 • 35 min
This week, we take on codependence from the perspective of the chairs, and talk about how stunted emotional growth can keep us living in our adolescent when it comes to some of the most important relationships of our lives.
Anxiety & Fear — In Practice with “Lola”
Feb 24, 2015 • 23 min
This week on The Adult Chair, Michelle Chalfant and Pete Wright discuss anxiety and fear, demonstrated through the courage of “Lola” — a woman learning to combat the anxiety in her own life, willing to work with Michelle while being recorded to share here.
Addressing Addictions
Feb 17, 2015 • 29 min
This week on the show, Michelle leads us through the high level story of addiction and shares techniques for spotting addictive behavior, and uncovering the pain that sits beneath the surface. It’s a terrific conversation that sets the stage for more…
Want a successful relationship? Have a seat in the Adult Chair
Feb 10, 2015 • 24 min
The strongest relationships in our lives come when we are able to communicate with our partner from our adult chair, and they are communicating with us from their own.
Fighting Fables: Facing our Stories & Assumptions
Feb 4, 2015 • 19 min
This week on the show, we’re talking about stories. These are the stories we tell ourselves to help us rationalize our reality. This week on the show, Michelle Chalfant shares where these stories come from, why it’s so important to understand how they…
Creating the Best Relationships with Our Selves
Jan 13, 2015 • 31 min
Today on the show, Michelle Chalfant shares her process for helping others to determine the source of inner struggle through a challenging and practical experience leading Pete through some of his fears as a father.
Addressing Our Triggers
Dec 23, 2014 • 18 min
This week on the show, we’re talking about triggers, how they hit us, how we can better understand them, and most importantly how we can create a new habit of curiosity in our triggers as we learn to understand ourselves in the process!
The Adult Chair
Dec 16, 2014 • 20 min
Over the past two weeks, our conversation has centered on the child and adolescent chairs, moving from the creativity and trust of the child to the judgment and doubt of the adolescent. Today, we take on our namesake, the adult chair.
The Adolescent Chair
Dec 12, 2014 • 13 min
The adolescent represents the formative emotional years erupting from the child.
The Child Chair
Dec 2, 2014 • 23 min
This week on The Adult Chair, Michelle introduces us to the child chair and brings into focus the path we can take to discover our relationship with our own inner child as we continue our series on the three chairs.
Introducing The Adult Chair — Meeting Michelle
Nov 21, 2014 • 18 min
This week on The Adult Chair, Michelle Chalfant shares a bit of her own story with Pete Wright, the story that lead to this podcast. She provides an overview to her guided approach to living authentically that she uses with clients each day.