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Conversation With Alanis Morissette

Author: Alanis Morissette

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Conversations with different individuals from different schools and walks of life discussing everything from psychology to art to spirituality to design to health and well-being, to relationships (whether they be romantic or colleagueship or parent with children relationships). Alanis will dive into science, neurobiology, music, travel, social commentary, maybe a tiny bit of political, and feminism (which Alanis likes to call "the Feminine Movement in both Males and Females Alike") the conversations will touch on topics that move the guest and Alanis herself toward philosophizing in real time, as well as illuminate any teachings, ideas and models already established.
22 Episodes
Alanis sat down with Dr. Gabor Maté for this month’s podcast to talk about the de-stigmatization of addiction and how best to understand and support the recovery process, ADHD and how sensitivity and a sense of self directly affects the body. Below are books by Dr. Gabor Maté: In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder Hold On to Your Kids  
Alanis sat down with Karen Koenig for this month’s podcast to talk about emotional and restrictive eating and how to maintain a healthy relationship with food. Below are books by Karen Koenig: Starting Monday: Seven Keys to a Permanent, Positive Relationship with Food The Rules of "Normal" Eating: A Commonsense Approach for Dieters, Overeaters, Undereaters, Emotional Eaters, and Everyone in Between! The Food and Feelings Workbook: A Full Course Meal on Emotional Health What Every Therapist Needs to Know about Treating Eating and Weight Issues Nice Girls Finish Fat: Put Yourself First and Change Your Eating Forever Outsmarting Overeating: Boost Your Life Skills, End Your Food Problems
In this episode, Alanis talks with Gordon Neufeld about developmental psychology, the power to parent, and the value in staying connected with our children as they get older. Below is a book by Gordon Neufeld: Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers
In this episode, Alanis talks with Nina W Brown about the four kinds of destructive narcissistic patterns and how to navigate relationships with them. Below are some books by Nina W Brown: Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents Loving the Self-Absorbed: How to Create a More Satisfying Relationship with a Narcissistic Partner Whose Life is it Anyway? When to Stop Taking Care of Their Feelings & Start Taking Care of Your Own The Destructive Narcissistic Pattern
In this episode, Alanis talks with Daniel Goleman about Emotional Intelligence, empathy, different styles of leadership, and emotional competency. Below are some books by Daniel Goleman: Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body  
In this episode, Alanis talks with Pia Mellody about codependence and addiction recovery as well as parenting and creating functional relationships. Below are some books by Pia Mellody: Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love  The Intimacy Factor: The Ground Rules for Overcoming the Obstacles to Truth, Respect, and Lasting Love   Additional information: Pia developed the Developmental Model of Immaturity which is used by the Meadows where she is a Senior Fellow.
In this episode, Alanis talks with Byron Katie about Self Inquiry. Below are some books by Byron Katie: Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life I Need Your Love - Is That True?: How to Stop Seeking Love, Approval, and Appreciation and Start Finding Them Instead A Thousand Names for Joy: Living in Harmony with the Way Things Are Who Would You Be Without Your Story? Dialogues with Byron Katie A Mind at Home with Itself: How Asking Four Questions Can Free Your Mind, Open Your Heart, and Turn Your World Around Additional resources: Free worksheet mentioned in the podcast by Byron Katie.
In this episode, Alanis talks with Dr. Alexandra Katehakis about sex addiction. Below are some books by Dr. Alexandra Katehakis:  Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex After Recovery from Sex Addiction  Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence Making Advances: A Comprehensive Guide for Treating Femail Sex and Love Addicts
In this episode, Alanis talks with Bryan E. Robinson Ph.D. about work addiction. Below are some books by Bryan E. Robinson Ph.D.:  Chained to the Desk: A Guidebook for Workaholics, Their Partners and Children, and the Clinicians Who Treat Them Overdoing It: How to Slow Down and Take Care of Yourself Work Addiction: Hidden Legacies of Adult Children The Smart Guide to Managing Stress   Sites mentioned in the podcast: Work Addiction Risk Test Workaholics Anonymous Workaholics Anon    
In this episode, Alanis talks with Dr. Elaine Aron about highly sensitive people. Below are some books by Dr. Elaine Aron: The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When the World Overwhelms Them The Highly Sensitive Person's Workbook The Highly Sensitive Person in Love: Understanding and Managing Relationships When the World Overwhelms You
In this episode, Alanis talks with Howard Gardner about his theory of multiple intelligences. Below are some books by Howard Gardner and outlets which are referenced in the podcast: The Good Project Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons in Theory and Practice The Unschooled Mind: How Children Think and How Schools Should Teach Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Educating the Virtues in the Age of Truthiness and Twitter The App Generation  
In this episode, Alanis talks with Karen Kleiman about postpartum depression and all the activity that it entails from depression to anxiety to stress. Below are books by Karen Kleiman which are referenced or discussed in this podcast: This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression The Art of Holding in Therapy: An Essential Intervention for Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Perinatal Distress Therapy and the Postpartum Woman: Notes on Healing Postpartum Depression for Clinicians and the Women Who Seek their Help Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts: Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted Thoughts in Motherhood Moods in Motion Tokens of Affection: Reclaiming your Marriage After Postpartum Depression The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression What Am I Thinking?: Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression  
In this podcast, Alanis talks with Richard Schwartz about his Internal Family Systems which he developed in response to clients' descriptions of experiencing various parts–many extreme–within themselves. Below are references discussed in this podcast: The Mosaic Mind Metaframeworks Internal Family Systems Therapy You Are The One You've Been Waiting For Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model The Center for Self Leadership Chart mentioned in the podcast
In this podcast, Alanis talks with Dr. Peter Levine about stress and trauma recovery, resilience, Somatic Experiencing, and more. Below are the references discussed in this podcast: In an Unspoken Voice Waking the Tiger Trauma and Memory Healing Trauma Trauma-Proofing Your Kids Trauma Through a Child's Eyes Freedom from Pain The Polyvagal Theory —Stephen Porges SIBAM—five core components of Somatic Experiencing Resolving Trauma in Psychotherapy: A Somatic Approach
In this podcast, Alanis talks with Dr. Sue Johnson about bonding, attachment, and adult romantic relationships. Below are the references discussed in this podcast: Hold Me Tight Love Sense The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors
In this podcast, Alanis talks with Dr. Dan Siegel about mindfulness, parenting, relationships, neurobiology, and more. Below are the references discussed in this podcast: The Developing Mind The Mindful Brain The Mindful Therapist Mindsight Brainstorm Parenting From the Inside Out No-Drama Discipline Alanis' Tattoo Center for Culture, Brain & Development Wheel of Awareness
In this podcast Alanis talks with Wendy Maltz about relationships and sex. Below are the references discussed in this podcast: The Sexual Healing Journey Private Thoughts: Exploring the Power of Women's Sexual Fantasies Incest and Sexuality: A Guide to Understanding and Healing Intimate Kisses: The Poetry of Sexual Pleasure The Porn Trap ​Planned Parenthood Recommended Books & Resources Where Do I Come From? What's Happening To Me? Your Body Belongs To You ​It's My Body Relearning Touch Video Hand on Heart Anchoring
In this podcast, Alanis speaks with Stan Tatkin about his book Wired For Dating. Below are the references discussed in this podcast: Wired For Dating Imago Therapy The Intimacy Factor Facing Codependence Facing Love Addiction Wired for Love Love and War in Intimate Relationships
In this current episode, Alanis has a deep dive conversation with Dr. Ramani Durvasala about narcissism and personality disorders, and their effects on relationships and culture. 
In this podcast, Alanis talks with Margaret Paul about Inner Bonding, a six-step self-healing process.   Below are the references discussed in this podcast: Inner Bonding Step 1: Willingness to Feel Pain and Take Responsibility for Your FeelingsStep 2: Move into the Intent to LearnStep 3: Dialogue with Your Wounded self and Core SelfStep 4: Dialogue with Your Higher GuidanceStep 5: Take Loving ActionStep 6: Evaluate Your Action Read more about each step of Inner Bonding here. Books & Music Referenced in this Episode:Do I Have to Give Up Me to Be Loved by You by Margaret Paul Healing Your Aloneness by Margaret Paul Inner Bonding by Margaret Paul"Lens" song from the album Havoc and Bright LightsThe Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Comments (11)

sally weston

gah Alanis stop interupting the whole time! Makes it hard to listen to

Aug 18th

Caitlyn Beley

I might suggest you stop interrupting and cross talk so much with your guest. this podcast stressed me out, which is ironic since it is with Peter Levine... because you were constantly interrupting. yuck.

Feb 15th

Joe River

Thanks for the gift of your voice, words, music and conversations, Alanis! I love you!!

Aug 19th
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Olive Loves Life🌿EC Ayurveda

Great pod, thanks. I just wanted to free will the same as having a free choice?

Jun 14th

Shaney Fragstein

Soo excited to have found this podcast. Alanis is one of my idols ♡

Mar 25th

Pernilla Kindgren Thörn


Dec 22nd

Helena Mena

I love the podcast, very interesting. I only find there are too many interruptions by Alanis which cuts the flow a lot.

Dec 11th


Love this conversation. On a side note: this guy totally sounds like George Clooney.

Sep 25th
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