Posts by Alison Cook

Episode 14: The Fawn Response & The Hidden Root of People Pleasing

By Alison Cook | August 4, 2022

Psychology Buzzwords are back, only this time you picked the topics! This week we’re focusing on the 4 Fear Responses, often called Survival Responses or Trauma Responses, with a special look at the Fawn Response. 1. What are 4 common fear responses?  2. What is the freeze response?  3. What is disassociation?  4. How are...

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Episode 13: Dr. Alison Answers Your Questions: Criticism, Narcissism, and Boundaries

By Alison Cook | July 28, 2022

This week on the podcast, I’m answering 3 of your questions! All of these questions relate to dealing with our parents as adults: 1. How do I cope with an internal critical voice that came from a parent? 2. What is the next step after recognizing that my parents were narcissistic? 3. Am I disrespecting...

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Episode 12: Overcoming the Pain of Divorce

By Alison Cook | July 21, 2022

If you struggle with body image or how to make wise decisions on behalf of what you *actually* want out of your life, please do not miss this episode. Christy Meeks provides such grounded, thoughtful, and focused insight into how she overcame the pain of weaponizing her body and learned to work with her body...

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Episode 11: How to Start Loving Your Body

By Alison Cook | July 14, 2022

If you struggle with body image or how to make wise decisions on behalf of what you *actually* want out of your life, please do not miss this episode. Christy Meeks provides such grounded, thoughtful, and focused insight into how she overcame the pain of weaponizing her body and learned to work with her body...

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Episode 10: What are limiting beliefs and how do I overcome them?

By Alison Cook | July 7, 2022

This episode is a gold mine of rich, hopeful nuggets for anyone who has struggled to overcome limiting beliefs. My guest, Mary Marantz, is so gentle and thoughtful and wise as she reflects on the challenges of her childhood and the life she went on to create. It’s a beautiful tribute to the power of...

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Episode 9: Hidden Pain and the Power of Facing Your Fear

By Alison Cook | June 30, 2022

Bianca is a powerhouse of wisdom who talks with Dr. Alison honestly about the hidden pain that both motivated her and almost got the best of her.

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Episode 8: Overcoming Addiction and Learning to Ask for Help

By Alison Cook | June 23, 2022

Real People Overcoming Real Problems We are launching a new series on the podcast this week-Real People Overcoming Real Problems. You do not want to miss this very first episode with author, speaker, podcaster, and new friend of mine, Ashley Abercrombie, who shares with me her story of overcoming addiction and learning to ask for...

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Episode 7: Why are boundaries so hard to set?

By Alison Cook | June 16, 2022

We dive into the power of boundaries in this episode and I guide you through a real time exercise on taking that first step.

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Episode 6: Do I really have an inner child?

By Alison Cook | June 9, 2022

What is this “inner child” we see everywhere on social media and in pop psychology trends? Do I really have one? Is this just woo-woo psychology or is there science behind it? In today’s podcast episode we’ll discuss this buzzword “inner child” and why it matters. We’ll get into what it means to have an...

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Episode 5: What is codependency and why does it matter

By Alison Cook | June 2, 2022

Do you get so consumed with the needs of others, that you lose sight of your own? Do you struggle with focusing on caring for yourself? There’s no shame in codependency-I’ve struggled with it for years. And I believe nearly everyone struggles with it on some level. Learn the surprising antidote to codependency and how...

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Episode 4: What Do I Need To Know About Trauma?

By Alison Cook | May 26, 2022

Trauma is a bigger player in our lives than you might think. It’s the unacknowledged guest at every gathering of humans. And if we could learn to understand it better, we’d create a kinder, more compassionate world. In today’s episode we discuss trauma: What is trauma? What are Big T and little T traumas? How...

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Episode 3: What Is Self-Love And Should I Really Love Myself?

By Alison Cook | May 19, 2022

Do you shove yourself aside?Do you think it’s selfish to love yourself-or even wrong? Learn practical steps you can take toward improving one of your most important relationships, your relationship with YOU. In this episode, we’ll cover: My story of shoving myself aside What does self-love really mean? Can I love myself and love God?...

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