This show turns up your perspective on life. With a wide variety of guests, Host Suzanne Phillips invites you to consider how we live, love, learn and laugh from a psychological perspective. She explores our relationships from dating to marriage to our special bond with pets. In a conversational style, Suzanne and her guests translate the latest in psychology to exemplify ways of coping with trauma, bullying, loss, illness, depression and anxiety. She engages her guests with questions, often voicing her own thoughts or sharing related stories. What is particularly exciting about Psych Up Live is the opportunity for you to call in with your own stories, questions and opinions. Psych Up Live captures your attention as it considers life issues that will intrigue and inform you each Thursday at 11 AM Pacific Time, 2PM Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.
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- Constructive Conflict – Make Your Arguments Matter
July 30, 2020
If you are in a relationship, you have to hear this episode. It will be as enjoyable as it will be strikingly helpful to you and your partner. According to psychotherapist and author, Keith Wilson, if …
- Beyond Burnout: The Moral Injury of Doctors
July 23, 2020
During this pandemic, most people have been grateful for the courage of medical workers. We have heard about the physical demands and emotional burnout they have suffered; but far less about moral inj …
- Encore Digital Aggression: Understanding Your Online Exposure
July 16, 2020
In a culture of cyber-attacks, misinformation, political digital trolling, hacked accounts, cyber-staking and revenge porn, this show invites us to consider our online exposure. In this episode, Dr. S …
- Encore The Road to Reconciliation: Pitfalls and Possibilities
July 9, 2020
If you are human, it is likely that you have hurt and been hurt by others. What may be less likely is knowing how to find a road to reconciliation or addressing the reality that reconciliation may not …
- Encore Narrative 4: The Power of The Story Exchange To Foster Radical Empathy and Hope
July 2, 2020
I encored this episode because if offers a striking example of the power of radical empathy to address differences, bias, projections and stereotypes. In this episode, Co-founders, Colum McCann and Li …
- Behaving Bravely: Tools for Making Important Life Changes
June 25, 2020
Whether faced with unforeseeable life circumstances, economic hardship, physical or emotional distress, many people wish that they could re-invent or re-define themselves.
- What Can Parents Do When Their Children Are Sad?
June 18, 2020
Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, loss of loved ones, school and business shut-downs and social protest, many adults are stressed. Little ones are also stressed and be it from what they feel …
- Why Do People Feel Fear and Attraction to Horror Movies, Haunted Houses, Creepiness and Clowns?
June 11, 2020
In this show, Dr. Frank McAndrew, social psychologist and the Cornelia H.
- Bearing the Unbearable: Understanding How to Be With Grief
June 4, 2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the world is grieving. Families are suffering the traumatic loss of loved ones. Medical professionals grieve for patients they felt responsible to heal. First Re …
- Encore Not Exactly Love: A Memoir of Domestic Violence
May 28, 2020
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, nearly 20 people per minute in the U.S. are physically abused by an intimate partner. Our guest, Betty Hafner is one of those who suffere …
Encore: Understanding and Overcoming Binge Eating
March 14, 2019In this show Jennie Kramer, LCSW-R draws upon her experience in treating all forms of eating disorders and her co-authored book, Overcoming Binge Eating for…Read more
Encore: The Sex Myth: The Gap Between Our Fantasies and Reality
March 7, 2019In this show noted journalist, Rachel Hills, author of The Sex Myth: The Gap Between our Fantasies and Reality, invites us to look more closely…Read more
Encore: A Transgender Journey: When Our Son Became a Daughter
February 28, 2019Jane Baker, author of the book, Trading Places: When Our Son Became a Daughter, will share the insider experience of parenting her son while he…Read more
Conquer Trauma: An Online Course Offers a Healing Journey
February 21, 2019In this show, Savannah Sanders M.S., author of Sex Trafficking Prevention: A Trauma-Informed Approach for Parents and Professionals shares her experience of offering a year-long…Read more
The 27 Wrong Reasons Society Blames You for Being Single
February 14, 2019This show is a tribute to all singles who would like to be in a relationship but have not yet found the right person.Read more
Postpartum Depression Misunderstood and Overlooked
February 7, 2019Postpartem Depression is suffered by 20 percent of women. But it is misunderstood and overlooked by many new mothers who suffer, as well as those…Read more
The Relationship Between Suicide Prevention and Gun Safety
January 31, 2019In this episode, Dr. Michael Anestis, clinical psychologist, and award winning researcher discusses his powerful book, Guns and Suicide: An American Epidemic.Read more
Encore: Making Mindful Self-Compassion Work for You
January 24, 2019Dr. Kristen Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer, renowned experts in self-compassion and mindfulness, have just released a new book, The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven…Read more
Taking Revenge A Better Way
January 17, 2019There are few people who have been injured or wronged by another who don’t think about and want to mollify their psychic pain with revenge.Read more
Encore: Owning Bipolar Disorder - A Guide for Patients and Family
January 10, 2019In this show Michael Pipich, MS,LMFT, therapist and national speaker on Bipolar Disorder, draws upon his new book, Owning Bipolar: How Patients and Families Can…Read more