“Suffering is optional“Dr. Gail
This episode is brought to you by my upcoming Rite Of Passage Retreat in Austin, TX, on Dec 8-10th. It’s an immersive 2-day retreat to guide you from living off the stresses of your mind into thriving from the wisdom of your soul
Dr. Gail Brenner, Ph.D. is a psychologist, author, speaker, and lover of truth with a fire that burns brightly. She is an expert in healing from early trauma and brings years of experience with individuals and groups. Her work lovingly illuminates our everyday humanness with the deepest spiritual truths, and she is known for creating the safe space needed for inner exploration.
Gail has special expertise working with older adults and their families in the transitions of aging, death, and dying. She was an assistant clinical professor at the University of California San Francisco where she trained physicians and maintained a clinical practice. She has published numerous professional articles on coping with stress and chronic medical illness and is the author of the award-winning The End of Self-Help and Suffering Is Optional. She loves healthy living and exploring different cultures through international volunteering.
She received her B.A. from Carnegie-Mellon University and her Ph.D. from Temple University. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Florida and a clinical internship at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. She has special expertise working with older adults and their families, bringing clear seeing and compassion to the transitions of aging, death, and dying. As a member of the clinical faculty at the University of California, San Francisco, she helped physicians develop communication skills and learn to address psychosocial issues with their patients. She has authored numerous published articles on coping with stress and chronic medical illness. And she has consulted with staff of assisted living and skilled nursing facilities about aging, dementia, and caregiving and given presentations to the community at large on these topics.
Her new course Radical Authenticity in Relationships is coming up in November 2023. In this course:
She will guide you through time-honored practices to:
- Reconnect with your authentic self and attune to your needs
- Disentangle old patterns and beliefs that undermine your self-trust
- Communicate your truth with compassion, even when you feel afraid
- Develop skills to set loving boundaries
- Feel empowered, not trapped, in relationships
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