Block Talk with Frank and Ruben show

Block Talk with Frank and Ruben

Summary: We are two Mexican-American residents in marriage and family therapy sharing our stories, experiences, and views on mental health and challenges people face in seeking professional help. We believe other interpersonal connections in a person’s life, such as family, peers, work environment, and sometimes the broader community can impact a person’s mental health. We hope this ongoing dialogue will destigmatize the act of seeking out professional help, and in return bring hope and healing to all segments of society.

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Podcasts:

 E10: To Compromise or Not? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:43:31

Frank and Ruben discuss when it is appropriate for a person to compromise.  They identify certain core needs a person should never compromise and areas of flexibility they can offer to compromise. 

 E9: Navigating Life Transitions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:19

Frank and Ruben discuss the challenges that come with life transitions and how to navigate through them. 

 E8: Attachment Styles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00:00

Frank and Ruben discuss the 4 attachment styles and how each style impacts the way a person relates to other people. 

 E7: Parenting Styles - Which one are you? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:48:34

Frank and Ruben discuss the 4 different parenting styles and the effects each type has on a child. 

 E6: Unhealthy Thinking Styles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:50

Frank and Ruben discuss unhealthy thinking styles and how they can have powerful effects upon how we feel and how we see the world around us.

 E5: 9/11 AND HURRICANE KATRINA (THE AFTERMATH) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:02

Frank and Ruben discuss the aftermath from 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina and how it has affected survivors, the bereaved family members, their friends, the rescue workers, mental health care providers, the emergency medical providers, volunteers, witnesses, media personnel, and the world at large.

 E4: Intergenerational Trauma Part II | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:45

Frank and Ruben continue their discussion on Intergenerational Trauma and how it affected the way people expressed emotions and managed feelings in crisis. 

 E3: Intergenerational Trauma Part I | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:19

Frank and Ruben discuss Intergenerational Trauma, which – as its name suggests – refers to trauma that has been passed down from one generation to the next.

 E2: The New Pandemic Dynamic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:13

Frank and Ruben discuss the impact the pandemic has had on relationships and mental health through a Marriage and Family Therapy lens.

 E1: The Stigma of Mental Health | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:53

Frank and Ruben discuss the stigma associated with admitting a mental health problem and seeking professional help.

 E0: Introduction | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:14:54

Block Talk will be a place for listeners to learn about talk therapy and its benefits. It is our hope this ongoing dialogue will destigmatize the act of seeking out professional help, and in return bring hope and healing to all segments of society.  Frank and Ruben discuss their background and reasons for starting podcast.

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