Cultivating the Courage to Change and Breaking Destructive Cycles that Bind Us with Ken D. Foster, Dr. Seth Kadish, & Teri Jensen MFT

Original Air Date Wednesday, December 23, 2020 

Challenges are a fact of life and some of us face the same challenges time and time again. And even though we may not recognize it, many of our deep-seated patterns have their origins in our early childhoods.

Becoming cognizant of our patterns is the first step in overcoming the fear and shame that resides at the base of our unconscious actions. It is only after we recognize our fears for what they are that we can lift the veil that created our blind spots and move forward toward courage. To better understand the processes and strategies that breakthrough destructive cycles, Positive Psychology Podcast Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with Ken Foster, an author and expert in business development and marketing about how to take the necessary steps to embody courage and transform your vision into reality. And, Dr. Seth Kadish and Teri Jensen MFT, the duo behind the Pop Your Pattern Youtube channel, speak about the process of becoming aware of the patterns that perpetuate recurring challenges in our lives.

Ken D. Foster — Cultivating the Courage to Change:
  • What gets in the way of our ability to overcome challenges? [1:58]
  • The art of developing courage. [4:00]
  • The paradox of change and taking the first steps toward courage. [7:59]
  • The connection between fear and courage. [18:03]
  • Ken’s personal story of how he outsourced support. [23:33]

Ken D. Foster has spent the last 21 years empowering entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives to stretch out of their comfort zones. He is an expert in the field of business development and marketing. Ken is an influential voice in workplace trends helping countless numbers of clients execute management strategies, vision, and values to create sustainable businesses growth and increased fulfillment.

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Dr. Seth Kadish & Teri Jensen MFT — Breaking Destructive Cycles:

  • Discovering and shifting negative relationship patterns. [29:27]
  • Dr. Kadish and Teri describe the top 3 problem patterns people have and the interventions they use to diminish them. [32:23]
  • The Pop Your Pattern Youtube channel includes free 10-minute videos about people-pleasing, control, and shame. [44:01]
  • An improvisation highlighting an intervention for a familiar people-pleasing pattern. [51:09]

Dr. Seth C. Kadish, Psy.D. is the Director of Group Therapy at PCH in Mar Vista and former Clinical Director of Milestones Ranch Malibu. He is the creator of Pattern Identification and Reduction TherapyTM, a clinical approach based on his work in prison, group home, private practice and treatment center and is the author of Pop Your Patterns: The No-Nonsense Way to Change Your Life.

Teri Jenson, MFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with additional training and certifications in Seeking Safety, MAP, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Reflective Parenting modalities. Teri works as a clinical specialist at UCLA-NPI in the department of behavioral health services and is the founder of Insight and Wellness Urban Retreats and Wellness Coaching.

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