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Explore the depths of mental health, emotional wellness, mindset, and personal development with 'The Therapy Show with Lisa Mustard.' Hosted by Lisa, an experienced marriage and family therapist, this podcast is a treasure trove of insights for both mental health professionals and individuals seeking personal growth. Delve into a wide array of topics, from understanding attachment styles and mastering therapeutic techniques to fostering personal growth and building emotional resilience.

This podcast is an invaluable resource for therapists seeking to broaden their perspectives and individuals on a quest for improved mental health and well-being. Engage in enriching conversations, listen to expert interviews, and gain actionable advice. Lisa seamlessly connects professional practice with personal healing, offering a deep dive into the complexities of the mind and heart.

Throughout the podcast, we tackle crucial questions such as:

  • How can different attachment styles impact relationships?
  • What are the most effective therapeutic techniques today?
  • How can individuals foster personal growth and emotional resilience?
  • What strategies can therapists use to enhance their practice?
  • How does mindset influence mental health and personal development?

Selected episodes also provide continuing education contact hours, helping you to elevate your professional skills and transform your client interactions.

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Jan 18, 2023

Pavel Ythjall was on top of the world. One of the best fitness photographers in the world, he had started the fitness company Fighterdiet with his ex-wife, Pauline. The company was a success, helping more than 10,000 women each year take control of their lives and become strong, fit, healthy, and empowered.

To make things even better, he was married to the love of his life, Kat. Life felt like a fairytale. He and Kat shared a zest for life, and they had the financial means to live to the fullest. They went for helicopter rides and yacht rides. They traveled frequently to Belize and other amazing places.

And then, in December 2015, the fairytale came to an end. They were on their way to a Christmas party when their tire blew out. After swerving and hitting a freeway sign, their car rolled three or four times. Pavel broke his neck and Kat was paralyzed.

It was devastating. In the blink of an eye, the couple who had been savoring everything life had to offer found themselves fighting just to survive. And even if they both lived—and after his near decapitation, and doctors giving Kat only a 10 percent chance of survival, that seemed like a big if—Pavel knew that life could never be the same.

In this episode, Pavel shares their story as well as the book he wrote, True Love & Suffering, that helps to remind people facing hardship and tragedy that they are not alone.

True Love & Suffering is currently ranked #1 in two Amazon categories! In addition to hitting Best Seller, the book was also named a #1 Amazon Hot New Release!

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It’s important to stress that these episodes are not meant to take the place of any work you’re doing with your therapist or doctor. In fact, please run these ideas by your counselor or doctor before you act on them to make sure you are ready for them or even fit for the suggestions. I can’t stress this enough, each person is unique and their situation is unique so please talk to your dr before starting anything new I may be suggesting.

The Therapy Show with Lisa Mustard, and the information provided by Lisa Mustard, is solely intended for informational and entertainment purposes and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis, or treatment regarding medical or mental health conditions. Although Lisa Mustard is a licensed marriage and family therapist, the views expressed on this site or any related content should not be taken for medical or psychiatric advice. Always consult your physician before making any decisions related to your physical or mental health.