The Adult Chair with Michelle Chalfant

The Adult Chair with Michelle Chalfant
In The Adult Chair, Michelle Chalfant provides a foundation for understanding our relationship with ourselves. Along the way, we host a conversation on anxiety, self-love, and emotional balance.
What do I do with my anger?
Dec 7 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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…
A Guided Meditation for Setting Boundaries
Sep 27 • 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 egg shells, attempting to keep…
DriveTime Download: How do I Feel My Emotions? A special for Facebook Members!
Sep 21 • 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 • 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 • 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…
Drive Time Download: What do you do with pain?
Aug 31 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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…
72: From the Archives — The New Year, Energy & Inclusion with Ramona Reid
Jul 6 • 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. On January 1, I sat down with our…
71: The Challenge to Change Black & White Thinking!
Jun 29 • 28 min
What is black and white thinking? It’s thinking in extremes and absolutes. We’re for something or against something else, and in between there is nothing. Something is good or bad, healthy or unhealthy, successful or a failure. Of course, as…
70: I am not your lifejacket! — Ending Codependency in Relationships
Jun 22 • 30 min
It’s not your job to fix those most important to you. Not your mom, not your dad, not your parents, not your friends… and when you take ownership of the responsibility for others’ well-being such that it impacts your life? You may be struggling…
69: Gaining Confidence in Relationships with Intimidating People
Jun 15 • 24 min
Clint from Cape Town, South Africa writes in with a comment and question we wanted to face head on this week. It’s a terrific question and one we’ve all faced at some time or another in our lives. He writes: “I have really always struggled with…
68: Ending Relationships From our Adult Chair
Jun 8 • 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. When we look at relationships from our Adult Chair, it can change our perspective on why some relationships don’t…
67: “I don’t do emotions”
Jun 1 • 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…
66: The Secret to Helping Others Through Pain
May 18 • 20 min
When we are met with a friend or family member in pain — or grief, sadness, really anyemotion — our instinct is to console them, to somehow help relieve their discomfort or even fix their pain. Here’s the problem: that doesn’t help. There is…
65: How to Connect With Your Inner Child
May 11 • 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! The hardest part about doing this inner child work on your own is getting past the…
A guided meditation for clearing anxiety, stress and worry — for adults and teens
May 10 • 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.
64: Parenting Teens with the Adult Chair
May 4 • 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. As they push…
63: Arielle Ford is here to help you manifest your soulmate!
Apr 27 • 31 min
According to Arielle Ford, one in three relationships that end in marriage start online today. And she ought to know; her work in the field of relationships over the last 30 years has earned her the title, “The Fairy Godmother of Love.” She’s on…
62: Facing Our Relationship with Food, Sugar, and Addiction with Karly Randolph Pitman
Apr 20 • 41 min
Our relationship with food is supposed to be one of healthful nurturing, building a strong family and community connection, growth and bounty. But what happens when our food connection becomes spoiled? Today on the show, Karly Randolph Pitman joins us…
61: Building Your Meditation Practice
Apr 13 • 25 min
If you’re a regular listener, you know how much I love meditation. 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. This week on the show, we talk plainly…
Healing Codependency: A Guided Meditation
Apr 11 • 20 min
A healing inner child meditation for codependency, negative programming, and lack of self-love. Let us journey.
Breaking Patterns
Apr 6 • 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…
59: Surviving Middle School — Sage Advice from Parenting Expert Michelle Icard
Mar 30 • 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! Today on The Adult Chair, our middle school maven Michelle Icard joins us to talk about how middle…
58: Sad, Lonely and Empty
Mar 23 • 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. Maybe we get married or…
57: Cataloging the results of our Childhood Programming with Lisa Romano
Mar 16 • 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. Lisa A. Romano is a Certified Life Coach who specializes in mentoring…
56: What do I do with my Feelings and Emotions?
Mar 9 • 16 min
As humans, we feel things deeply. Many of us cope with those feelings — particularly the negative ones — with some sort of numbing agent like food, or booze, or anything to minimize the impact of those feelings in our daily lives. But what do we…
55: What’s Life Like in the Adult Chair?
Mar 2 • 23 min
The journey of The Adult Chair is not one of a destination, but rather an understanding. This week on the show, we talk about the confusion that can come to those who expect to live in their adult all the time, the frustration that comes with you feel…
54: Narcissism, Codependence, and the Self-Love Deficit with Ross Rosenberg
Feb 23 • 29 min
Today on the show, Ross Rosenberg joins us to talk about narcissism and codependence. The concepts are tied together, says Ross, and he spends much of his work helping others understand this spectrum through his concept of “self-love deficit…
53: Let’s Talk about Sex.
Feb 9 • 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. This week on the show,…
52: Keys to a Successful Relationship
Feb 2 • 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. From communication to false assumptions, this week…
51: Find your Authentic Self at the Heart of Your Enneagram
Jan 26 • 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. This week on the show, I sit down with our friend Ramona Reid of Nashville Center for Alternative Therapy for an…
50: The Art of Surrender
Jan 19 • 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,…
Meditation 12: A Cleansing Meditation for the Empath
Jan 18 • 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…
49: Am I a Fraud? Imposter Syndrome and You!
Jan 5 • 23 min
I am a Fraud! There. I said it out loud. Does it sound familiar? For many of you, it probably does. 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…
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…
48: 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. This show is all about empaths. It’s more than a discussion of what it means to be empathetic….
47: 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…
Meditation 11: A 5-Minute Self-Love Meditation with Michelle
Oct 30, 2016 • 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
Oct 30, 2016 • 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 was to start your day and do during the day whenever you need to re-center and…
46: 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 to protect themselves and be assertive, and how to live with grace and compassion all at the…
45: 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. There is no one grand…
44: Introverts & Extroverts — Which one are you?
Sep 29, 2016 • 30 min
“Sometimes I think my son is a complete shut-in.” “I just need to escape.” “Crowds make me feel like my world is closing in.” What do you think about when you read those lines? Familiar? Foreign? Frustrating? These lines all come from…
43: Living through Cancer in The Adult Chair
Sep 15, 2016 • 56 min
This is another of our very special episodes! 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. We talk about how…
42: 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! Even better than that, sitting together in a hotel lobby/swimming pool in Seattle, Pete and I finally recorded the long-awaited…
41: 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. We got to talking about how we can use the Adult…
40: Finding the Motivation to Change with Dr. Ted Klontz
Jun 30, 2016 • 34 min
We all get lost. It’s perfectly natural as human beings to get stuck in the forest, to get scared of the dark, to get lonely and feel our courage drift away. As our guest today so rightly shares, “we have to get used to the weirdness of being…
39: 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. These are HUGE questions, as you can…
38: 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. Our goal here is to…
37: 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. This is one of the most powerful, easy-to-use techniques for emotional relief that I have found. I am always on the hunt for tools to help get us…
Meditation 5: Accessing our Inner Child
May 10, 2016 • 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.
36: Minfulness 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. But with an understanding of the power of mindfulness, it is possible to come to terms with our negative emotions, and…
35: 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. In addition to…
34: 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. That’s harder than it sounds, and requires you to sit firmly in your…
A 10-Minute Meditation for Creating Your Heart’s Desire
Mar 24, 2016 • 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…
33: 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…
32: 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…
31: 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! This is such an important concept, and it challenges one…
30: 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. Tony’s work is all around intentions; he’s co-founder of The Intenders of the Highest Good and one of his greatest gifts to all of…
29: 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…
Meditation 8: A 10-Minute Meditation to relieve Stress, Overwhelm, and Anxiety
Dec 16, 2015 • 10 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!
28: Getting Started with Meditation — A Primer with Michelle
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. So many of us shy away from meditation as we don’t know how, don’t have…
27: 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. We easily access our faults, with…
26: Boundaries vs Confrontation
Nov 5, 2015 • 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…
25: 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. In today’s podcast we discuss ways to improve relationships using techniques from the Adult Chair…
24: 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. In this…
23: 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…
22: 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…
21: 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.
20: 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
19: 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
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.
17: 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.
16: 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.
15: 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!
14: 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.
13: Accessing our Inner Child — A Meditation with Michelle
Mar 26, 2015 • 24 min
Accessing our inner child is not always easy, nor is it always comfortable without some help. This week on the show, Michelle offers a meditation, a guide on your journey to reach your inner child.
12: 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.
11: 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
Why is understanding the role of the child important to our overall emotional balance and health?
Introducing The Adult Chair — Meeting Michelle
Nov 21, 2014 • 18 min
Welcome to The Adult Chair with Michelle Chalfant.