Tales From The Office



As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Addictions Specialist and Substance Abuse Professional for the past 32 years, I have worked with many people who have successfully made changes in their life. Tales from the Office is a show that discusses these changes.For more information, go to my websitewww.changeispossible.org


  • Episode 58: The Daily Racing Form

    21/02/2021 Duración: 04min

    On this edition of Vintage Brandler Bits, we discuss one of my favorite metaphors "The Daily Racing Form". The Daily Racing form teaches us everything we need to know about how to find a partner by looking at past performances and family history. Picking the right "horse" will take us into the winners circle!

  • Episode 57: Make The Best of What's Around

    28/01/2021 Duración: 05min

    In this "Vintage Brandler Bit" we examine the topic of survivors. We pay careful attention to how survive get through life by "making the best of what's around"

  • Episode 56: The 2 Questions

    04/01/2021 Duración: 06min

    This Vintage "Brandler Bits" episode covers self improvement. In order to have better self-care, there are 2 questions that you need to ask yourself. Learn what these questions are, and how you can use them to feel better about yourself.

  • Episode 55: I Never Thought That I'd Be Sitting Here

    28/12/2020 Duración: 06min

    In this first "Vintage Brandler Bit" we discuss people's first reactions to starting therapy. Many normal experiences are addressed including anxiety, fear and discomfort. In this episode, I get to share some of my gratitude to being part of the journey towards change.

  • Episode 54: Coping with Stress and Depression During the Holidays

    21/12/2020 Duración: 27min

    This is an edited version of a presentation that I made in 2006 at the Morristown, NJ Depression Bipolar Support Alliance. It addressed many issues about dealing with the Holidays and provides excellent coping strategies to make your holiday season the best it can be.

  • Episode 53: I'm Still Standing

    16/12/2020 Duración: 12min

    This edition of Brandler Bits is our end of the year episode. There is an examination of how we have handled 2020 and this episode gives good directions for how to make changes in the upcoming year. In addition, there are recommendations for attending therapy particularly as Covid continues to spread.

  • Relationships During Covid

    18/09/2020 Duración: 06min

    On this edition of Brandler Bits we discuss how relationships have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Many relationships have been strained, others have been broken. Learn how to improve your relationship and make it one that can handle the next phases of covid.

  • Our Resilient Year

    10/08/2020 Duración: 08min

    On this edition of Brandler Bits, listen to how our resilience has carried us through the many obstacles of 2020. Learn about the 4 strategies that will continue to propel us to better coping as we go forward.

  • The 2 Planets

    16/06/2020 Duración: 06min

    On this edition of Brandler Bits, a contrasting view of 2 "planets"; one that we were used to and one that is new to us. Strategies are addressed in order to help improve our coping.

  • The next steps in dealing with covid 19: Challenge, Choice, Change.

    01/06/2020 Duración: 08min

    On this edition of Brandler Bits we address the issues of the next steps in our healing and dealing with the Covid 19 pandemic. Tips and strategies are addressed in order to improve coping during this transition period.

  • Exploring Fear and Anxiety

    27/05/2020 Duración: 26min

    This is a special edition of "Brandler Bits". I was interviewed by the Friends in Recovery Podcast about dealing with fear and anxiety particularly during these difficult times. There are many strategies identified in this interview to help you to feel better.

  • Anxiety reduction during the pandemic

    11/05/2020 Duración: 24min

    This is a special edition of "Brandler Bits". This presentation was done for health care workers on May 1, 2020. It addresses the issue of how to deal with anxiety during the pandemic. This episode addresses cognitive, behavioral, and experiential aspects of anxiety, and what strategies can be used for anxiety reduction.

  • Anxiety Reduction is as simple as 5,4,3,2,1

    13/04/2020 Duración: 04min

    In this edition of Brandler Bits, we introduce a quick and easy anxiety reduction technique. It is as simple as taking a few breaths, and identifying sensory experiences--what you see, what you hear, what you smell, what you touch and what you taste. If you are feeling anxious use this technique and you will be much calmer!

  • Tips for improving Covid sanity

    30/03/2020 Duración: 06min

    On this episode of Brandler Bits, tips to improve your coping in this pandemic. These are all very straight forward, do able things that we all can do to improve the quality of our lives.

  • Anxiety Reduction Techniques--the 360 Panorama Technique

    23/03/2020 Duración: 08min

    This edition of Brandler Bits is another anxiety reduction technique. This one requires very little time. To utilize this one, you only need to take some deep breaths and find a calm place. By doing these things, you will learn how to change your anxiety and stress to calm and peace. https://wp.me/p7Ctmg-IE feel free to share this with anyone who you think might benefit from this.

  • Using Relaxation to reduce anxiety and fear

    16/03/2020 Duración: 17min

    This episode of Brandler Bits, is an experiential one. You will get to use a progressive relaxation exercise in order to have less anxiety and fear in your life. Find a quiet place, and follow the directions in the exercise. Enjoy!

  • High Anxiety

    07/03/2020 Duración: 13min

    Here are some tools and coping strategies to deal with the all the anxiety and panic going on in the world.

  • Self Saboteurs

    10/02/2020 Duración: 06min

    Do you: Undo your success? Don't allow your self to succeed? Find ways unique to yourself to not get ahead? Continue to be stuck in this pattern over and over again? If you've answered yes to any of these questions, then this Brandler Bits is perfect for you. Learn about self-sabotage, and how to stop this self defeating pattern of behavior.

  • Mine Mine Mine

    28/01/2020 Duración: 06min

    In the latest edition of Brandler Bits, we discuss how the possessive word "my" is symptomatic of self centered behavior. Examples of this selfish behavior are given. In addition recommendations for change are offered.

  • Going to Therapy

    16/01/2020 Duración: 02min

    On this episode of Brandler bits, we cover a question that I am frequently asked. "How do you successfully attend therapy"? Recommendations for goals/and therapist factors are addressed

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