In January 2014 Karen Kavenough lost her beloved sister, Kathleen, to domestic violence. Karen has since created Kathleen’s Crusade, who, in conjunction with Women’s Resource Center, arduously work advocating and supporting those who are in need of help with domestic violence. The WRC has a wealth of resources, including a confidential, 24/7 hotline: 570-346-4671.
Dr. Judson Brewer, Director of Research, Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School, discusses the connection between stress and over-eating, as well as how mindfulness interventions can improve our relationship with food.
Dr. Kuna, Dr. Judson Brewer, and Phillip Sallavanti discuss the connection between mindfulness and bad habits–whether that be smoking, overeating, or any other host of behaviors that we do even though we know they’re bad for us. Discussion includes the development of habit formation, as well as mindfulness based interventions that may help you beat your next urge…
Dr. Kuna and Allison LaRussa discuss drug addiction, recovery, and Scranton’s recent national news attention regarding its expanding opiod epidemic. Special guest Allison LaRussa is a recovery for substance abuse and offers a fresh and unique perspective on addiction.
Very special guest Dr. Joane Wilson, creator of the F.A.S.T. Program (Family Attachment Skills Training) discusses the effectiveness of her method for behavioral change for children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Learn more at her website: Tantrumcontrol.com
Dietitian Marissa Puleo discusses the role food plays in our health, well-being, and mental health. Marissa offers non-traditional approaches to healthy eating, including mindful eating and intuitive eating.
Amy and Kelly from Pyramid Healthcare join Dr. Kuna to discuss the array of services they offer for addiction treatment.
Discussion of the adaptive nature of anxiety, what anxiety is, and whether it should be considered an ‘illness’ that needs to be treated across all cases with medication
Discussion of the use benzodiazapines to treat anxiety as a form of palliative care (something that only treats symptoms, not root causes of anxiety), as well as other treatment approaches to anxiety
Dr. Kuna discusses parenting styles and offers practical suggestions that may help parents, particularly when dealing with oppositional behavior.