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Hidden Pain and the Power of Facing Your Fear

By Alison Cook | June 30, 2022

Suppressing your emotions doesn’t work. It’s okay to not hide behind your smile. This conversation is an absolute gift. Bianca is a powerhouse of wisdom who talks honestly about the hidden pain that both motivated her and almost got the best of her. She shares about the moment she passed out on her dorm room...

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Overcoming Addiction and Learning to Ask for Help

By Alison Cook | June 23, 2022

My first podcast in a new series – Real People Overcoming Real Problems.

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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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Do I really have an inner child?

By Alison Cook | June 9, 2022

Is an “Inner Child” just woo-woo psychology or is there science behind it?

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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?

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What Do I Need To Know About Trauma?

By Alison Cook | May 26, 2022

If we could learn to understand trauma better, we’d create a kinder, more compassionate world.

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What Is Self-Love And Should I Really Love Myself?

By Alison Cook | May 19, 2022

Learn practical steps you can take toward improving one of your most important relationships, your relationship with YOU.

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What Should I Know About Gaslighting?

By Alison Cook | May 11, 2022

Continuing our series, on psychology buzzwords, we’re going to get right into the topic of gaslighting.

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What Is Narcissism Really?

By Alison Cook | May 5, 2022

Is this just woo-woo psychology or is there science behind it?

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Spiritual Wounds and How to Heal

By Alison Cook | March 31, 2022

A spiritual wound is a type of wound that disrupts your relationship with God or your spiritual practices. Spiritual wounds typically occur when a parent, authority figure, or religious leader use the name of God for self-centered purposes or twist God’s word to cause harm. All childhood wounds cause you to question your worth. But...

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What are the Effects of Trauma?

By Alison Cook | March 24, 2022

When you hear the word trauma, you might assume that it only applies to extreme situations. But when understood correctly, trauma is a reality that touches more people than you might think. The effects of trauma are wide-reaching on the soul, body and on relationships. And I believe healing the effects of trauma is at...

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Calming Anxiety

By Alison Cook | March 10, 2022

Did you know that anxiety is part of your Internal Alert System? It’s often an unwanted visitor, but when you pay attention to its cues, and lead yourself well, you can learn to calm anxiety in your body and help it function as it should. To calm anxiety, you must understand that at its best...

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