The 21st Century Digital Playground: Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Teens on Social Media

Available for Interviews: Dr. Hope Umansky

Dr. Hope Umansky is an American Culture College Professor with a PhD in Clinical Psychology.

A continuation of the Facebook/Instagram story and the internal conspiracy where workers concerned cannot speak out. American Culture professor can talk about the biggest threat—our female teenagers—and where this might be taking us as a country.

What Dr. Hope can say in an interview in the
Continuation of the Facebook/Instagram Story:

Even as Instagram was heralded as one of Facebook’s crown jewels, it turned to extraordinary spending measures to get the attention of teenagers. It particularly emphasized a category called “early high school,” which it classified as 13-to 15-year-olds. Targeting such a vulnerable population is in itself problematic, but now that the whistle has been blown in Congress, what can be done?

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New Study: COVID Vaccine Benefits Mental Health

Available for Interviews: Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D.

Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma and has worked with hundreds of people struggling with mental health issues.

Talking Points From Dr. Colleen Cira on the
Added Mental Health Benefit to Getting the Vaccine:

    • COVID has put anyone who takes it seriously in a state of chronic nervous system dysregulation. Essentially, our nervous system serves to keep us safe. So whenever we experience something as threatening or dangerous, our stress response goes off. This is essential when we are experiencing acute and imminent danger, but when our nervous system never has a chance to turn off and reset—like in the middle of a global pandemic spanning 18+ months—it can wreak havoc on our minds, bodies, and souls.

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The Misconceptions of Burnout

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Karen Doll

Karen Doll, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist, professional coach, and the author of the forthcoming book, Building Psychological Fitness: How High Performers Achieve With Ease.

What Dr. Doll can say in an interview on
Burnout
:

    • There is a mismatch between work and life demand and our overall capacity to cope.
    • People are feeling inadequate because they think something is wrong with them since they are overwhelmed, exhausted, and feeling ineffective, or not able to meet the many competing demands.

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Multitasking Is a Myth (Try This Instead)

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Karen Doll

Karen Doll, PsyD is a licensed psychologist, professional coach, and the author of the forthcoming book, Building Psychological Fitness: How High Performers Achieve With Ease.

What Dr. Doll can say in an interview on Multitasking:

Can we Really multitask?

      • The whole concept of multitasking is a fallacy.
        Our brains are not like computer operating systems
      • We are human beings. The brain can’t perform multiple tasks that require high-level functioning or processing at one time. 

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Expert Sources Available for Labor Day Week

EDUCATION

Available for Topics on School Reopening, Work-School-Life Balance, Remote Learning
Nadine Levitt, an education advocate, speaker, author, and the CEO & Founder of WURRLYedu, an educational technology platform. Nadine specializes in the social-emotional curriculum, and is also the author of the successful children’s book series, My Mama Says.

Available for TOPICS on Higher Education: Solutions, e-Learning, Admissions
Mat Jacobson, founder & CEO of Ducere Global Business School and is a thought leader on innovation within education.

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How to Raise Empathetic Kids: Making the World a Kinder Place

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Colleen Cira

Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma, and has worked with hundreds of people struggling with mental health issues.

 

Talking Points on What Dr. Cira Can Say in an Interview
About Explaining Protests to kids:

There are several ways that you can increase your child’s emotional intelligence and empathy.

    1. You must have empathy yourself.  The most effective way that kids learn is by watching the way their parents behave.  If YOU, the parent, have and demonstrate empathy, your children will grow up to be empathic.  Give money to homeless folks, check in on friends, family and neighbors who are ill and/or struggling, take your child to a peaceful, family friendly protest, volunteer at a food bank together.  SHOW UP the way you’d like your child to show up someday.

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Sex & Positive Thinking: Why You Should “Fill This Rx”

Available for Interviews: Dr. Tammy Penhollow

Dr. Tammy Penhollow is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, specializing in anesthesiology, pain management, and regenerative medicine. Having over 20 years of experience has helped her to cultivate a passion for regenerative medicine and holistic healing. Dr. Penhollow practices at Precision Regenerative Medicine in the greater Phoenix area.

 

Talking Points from Dr. Tammy Penhollow on
Sex and Positive Thinking on the Brain:

Sex Benefits and the Brain

Cognitive benefits of sex are related to the release of neurohormones dopamine, norepinephrine, and oxytocin; this promotes bonding, feelings of well-being, and calmness. Oxytocin release can lead to melatonin secretion, which helps with sleep. These cycles also regulate cortisol release (the stress hormone), increases blood flow to the brain, and decrease anxiety. 

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5 Ways to Best Reconcile After an Argument

Available for Interviews: Carol Barkes

Carol Barkes is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

What Carol Barkes can say in an interview about Reconciliation:

The past year was fraught with anger, hostility, and dissension. How can we come together after a fight? Reconciling after an argument is largely a byproduct of a combination of techniques and skill development.  After mediating 1000’s of cases with disputing parties, Carol Barkes is certain about the following:

1)  There is no such thing as constructive criticism.  It is just criticism. Instead, try using a complaint that is focused on the problem rather than criticism of what the other person did.  This makes it less personal and puts the two parties on the same side of the table with the conflict on the other side.

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Managing Anxiety & Finding Mental Health Help Now

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Colleen Cira

Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma, and has worked with hundreds of people struggling with mental health issues.

 

Talking Points on What Dr. Cira Can Say in an Interview
On How to Manage Anxiety and Find Mental Health Support:

The pandemic continues to fuel a mental health crises in the United States. Over the past year we have witnessed a surge in depression and anxiety-related disorders as a result. 

How to Managing Anxiety

1) Control What You Actually Have Control Over

Top 6 Tips to Spring Clean Your Mind and Live Your Best Life

Interview Dr. Andrea Nazarenko

Dr. Andrea Nazarenko is a research psychologist with the Obesity Research Team and Social Development Research Group at the University of South Carolina. She also works as a community psychologist, providing consultation services to multiple governmental and educational organizations.

What Dr. Andrea’s can say in an interview on
How to Renew Health & Wellness
:
We typically use the changing season to clean up the world around us, but this year let’s also spring clean the world inside of us, too!
Our minds are filled with toxic thoughts and negative emotions. Let’s use this season to throw out the clutter in our mind.