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“5 Communication Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them” podcast 7/19/17 8:30 PM EST

In this 20 to 30 minute episode I’ll share my experiences as a psychotherapist witnessing common communication blunders clients often make. Whether you’re trying to communicate with a spouse, partner, friend or family member there are predictable and avoidable pitfalls you need to know about! You’ll learn about simple techniques to avoid these communication problems, be clearer about your message, and be heard and understood in a way which greatly improves relationships. Using my popular book “I’m Talking! Are You Listening?” as a guide, I will empower listeners to communicate with almost anyone more effectively about anything.

Call 877-497-9046 to join the live conversation with questions or comments. If you can’t make the live episode tune into www.BlogTalkRadio.com/SusanLager to listen to the recording anytime afterward.

 

Learn About EFT for Couples from the Experts on BlogTalk Radio 11/16/16 8:30 PM

Have a happier marriage when you harness the tools of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). Learn from the experts all about this powerful form of brief treatment aimed at helping couples transform their interactions from anger and distancing to connection and deeper understanding.

Tune into BlogTalk Radio Wednesday, 11/16/16 at 8:30 PM EDT at: http://tobtr.com/s/9608805 to catch the podcast live streaming or listen to it afterward at your convenience.  Even better, call into the studio live with your questions or comments at 877-497-9046.  Hope you can join us!

How Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Can Transform Your Marriage

Learn about Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), for couples in a special 45 minutes BlogTalk Radio episode on Wednesday, November 16th at 8:30 PM EDT at www.BlogTalkRadio.com/Susan Lager I’ll co-host with Jill Fischer of www.Positive Couples.com, the major New England trainer of EFT, and Naomi Rather, of www.RatherCounseling.com, a therapist doing this work with amazing success in Newington, NH.

Find out how this brief treatment can transform your marriage. Call in live with questions or comments at 877-497-9046. We’d all love to have you join us!

“Marital Peace After An Affair” – BlogTalk Radio Show Wed. 7/27/16 8:30 PM EDT

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In this thirty minute episode I’ll co-host with Dr. Laura Louis, author of the popular book, “Marital Peace,” which is a valuable resource for supporting couples throughout the challenges of marriage.

Dr. Louis has specialized in helping distant couples heal after infidelity, and in the program discusses some of the ways she recommends rebuilding trust, rekindling intimacy and enhancing communication. Her therapeutic approach has been influenced through trainings in Brazil, Mexico, London and Haiti, as well as hundreds of transformative seminars all over the world.

Don’t miss this vital program if you and your spouse have endured or feel at risk for an affair! Learn some key tools to not only help avoid infidelity, but to restore trust, build forgiveness, and promote growth after an affair. You too can achieve marital peace after this traumatic development.

Call in live with questions or comments at 877-497-9046.

If you can’t make the live show you can listen to the podcast afterward at: www.BlogTalkRadio.com/SusanLager

One way or another, I hope you can join us!

“The ABC’s of Financial Goal Setting” BlogTalk Radio Show Wed., 2/17/16 8:30 PM EST

Put this on your calendar and tune in!

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In this 45 minute episode, my guest, Heather Brontas CFP, a popular financial advisor at Ameriprise Financial Services, shares key information about how we all need to manage the four major aspects of our financial lives. Heather is returning for another episode after her “Divorce and Money” show last year got such a huge listenership, so you don’t want to miss this one! People generally expect to pay big bucks for this kind of professional advice, so tune in and get 45 minutes of it for FREE and you’ll be on your way to realizing your goals for financial health and peace of mind!

Join the live conversation with questions or comments by calling 877-497-9046 on Wednesday, February 17th at 8:30 PM EST.

Can’t make the live show? Catch the recording at www.BlogTalkRadio.com/SusanLager anytime afterward.

Battle for The Truth

If you’re in a marriage or any kind of long term partnership, after the initial rose-colored glow has worn off, you’ve probably had the unpleasant experience of each seeing the same events very differently. Either you remember the “significant” details around the situation differently, or you have alternate realities about who said what, who did what, what was decided or who’s to blame. Sound familiar? If it does, you probably have also experienced some of the unsavory effects of this disconnect – like hostility, mistrust, disappointment, or hurt. If so, unfortunately, you’re in good company with half the planet.

I call this situation the “Battle for The Truth” – as though there were an objective reality or single “truth” to events. The hard thing is that “The Truth” is all about individual perspective, observation and context, so you may already realize that arguing over “The Truth” is usually fruitless.

If you’d like to learn more about how this plays out in relationships, signs it’s happening, long-term effects, and tools to put down your weapons, then tune into a terrific BlogTalk Radio program scheduled for Tuesday, February 2nd at 8PM EST: “The Texas Conflict Coach.” Host Pattie Porter, a famous conflict expert is having me on as her guest. Join us live on the show with questions or comments by calling (347)324-3591. If you can’t make the live show you can hear the recording on BlogTalk Radio at: http://www.texasconflictcoach.com/category/upcoming-shows/

Either way, hope you can join us!

Sex Therapy Online – Is It For You? Find Out on My Next BlogTalk Radio Episode Wed. 10/15 8:30 PM EST

I have a really exciting half hour BlogTalk Radio episode coming up this Wednesday, October 15th at 8:30 PM EST! The show title is “Sex Therapy Online – Is It For You”? My guest will be Rhiannon Beauregard, a certified sex therapist, who will be talking about online sex therapy, what it is, how it works, and when it might be the most useful form of treatment. Call in with questions or comments toll-free 877-497-9046, or if the lines are busy call 760-542-4114. Hope you can be there live! 

Leaving Your Comfort Zone

I’ve recently returned from a Couples Retreat I conducted with Meredith Richardson on Star Island, NH.  Suffice it to say that the whole experience was a smashing success for not only the couples who participated, but for Meredith and myself as well.

For the couples who participated it was an exercise in moving out of their own routinized ways of seeing issues and behaving with each other. It was also an exercise in opening up with the other participants, and being vulnerable in a more public way. For me, it was an experience of leaving my own comfort zone in several ways: staying on an island for several days with a bunch of strangers, working closely with a colleague who brought very different credentials, skill sets, and ways of operating, and “roughing it” in a rustic setting without hot water, without a private bathroom, with limited shower times, and with “community meals.” And guess what? No one got killed!

As a therapist I understand the value of trying new things toward creating new “grooves” in your brain, and even how novelty can ramp up pleasure and bonding for couples. I was reminded in a direct way however, about how valuable it can be to move out of one’s comfort zone, challenge the status quo, and to try new things in the service of growth. Unless you’re jumping off a cliff, what have you got to lose?

(Now, stay tuned for more terrific Couples Retreats on and off the coast of New Hampshire and Maine)……

Re-rescheduled BlogTalk Radio Episode “Why Are You So Angry?” to Wed. 4/30 8:30 PM

Due to technical difficulties with the 3/26 BTR episode, and other technical problems on 4/16 (!), this episode has once AGAIN been rescheduled, so join us please on Wednesday, April 30th at 8:30 PM EST for an episode you won’t regret being diligent enough to attend. The “bugs” have been fixed, so the show will air.

In this 45 minute episode, I will co-host with Meredith Richardson, Esq., a collaborative lawyer and conflict coach in New Hampshire and Maine. Together we’ll explore anger, and how it plays out in healthy vs. unhealthy ways in relationships.

Tune in and get a better perspective on the markers of unhealthy anger. Learn some quick tips for calming things down when they might be escalating uncomfortably. (If you’ve been really ticked off about this second rescheduling, we understand, but may be able to help you manage your anger better!)

Call toll-free 877-497-9046 to join in live on the air with questions or comments.

Hope you can tune in!

Susan Lager

“Divorce And Money: What Couples On The Brink Of Divorce Need To Know” (BlogTalk Radio Show 4/9/14 8:30 PM EST)

If you and a spouse are contemplating a split, then you don’t want to miss this half hour BlogTalk Radio episode of mine! I’ll be co-hosting with Heather Brountas, a feisty and smart financial planner with Ameriprise, discussing vital issues around divorce and finances. We’ll deal with common myths people hold about this subject, the most common mistakes people make related to finances in a divorce, and some critical things to be aware of, to do the best planning and most fair division of assets.

Divorce is enough of an upheaval without adding ignorance and unnecessary panic to the process.

So tune in on Wednesday, April 9th at 8:30 PM EST for half an hour on  BlogTalk Radio.

Call toll-free 877-497-9046 to just listen in or to join us on the air with questions or comments. We welcome your participation.

*If you can’t make the live show, listen to the recording at: Divorce and Money: What Couples On The Brink Of Divorce Need To Know

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