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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- Encore: Shame: Free Yourself, Find Joy and Build True Self-Esteem
December 12, 2019
When we consider the definition of shame we often compare it to Guilt. Commonly, it is thought that we feel guilt for something we have done that is unacceptable, but with shame, we feel that we are u …
- Understanding and Responding to Ambiguous Loss
December 5, 2019
In this episode, Dr. Pauline Boss, esteemed scientist practitioner who coined the term 'Ambiguous Loss,' discusses the meaning of Ambiguous Loss and how it differs from other losses.
- Encore: Mutual Rescue: The Benefits When People and Pets Adopt Each Other
November 28, 2019
In this show, Carol Novello, founder of Mutual Rescue™ and author of the new book, “Mutual Rescue: How Adopting a Homeless Animal Can Save You, Too” shares her story and the countless stories of other …
- Teen Violence in America-Can We Save Our Teens?
November 21, 2019
An eighteen year old is charged with the lethal stabbing of a 17 year old boy,who he believed was dating an x-girlfriend. The typical age range for a gang member is 12–24 years old.
- Encore: 'Soldier On: Life After Deployment' – An Inside Look at a New Documentary'
November 14, 2019
On Thursday November 3rd, 11 AM Pacific Time ( 2 PM EST) Filmmaker Susan Sipprelle of “Set for Life” and “ Over 50 and Out of Work” comes to Psych Up Live on the Variety Channel of Voice America to di …
- Wildhood: Adolescence Across Species
November 7, 2019
In this show, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, MD, visiting professor in the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and Kathryn Bowers, Science Journalist, draw upon their new book, …
- Is Masculinity Toxic? A Question We Need to Consider
October 31, 2019
In the wake of the “Me Too” movement and the upsurge in both feminist and men’s rights activism, traditional masculinity has become the topic of impassioned debate.
- Encore: Surviving Cancer: Personal Glimpses of Resilience
October 24, 2019
In this episode Professor Joel Evans, Patricia Malone, and Dave Berger will share personal glimpses of their diagnosis, treatment and survival from cancer.
- The Road to Reconciliation: Pitfalls and Possibilities
October 17, 2019
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 …
- Mindful Tips To Support Mental Health in Adults and Kids
October 10, 2019
In this Episode Julie Potiker, Mindfulness Expert and author of Life Falls Apart, but You Don’t Have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos, shares her own experience with depressi …
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