Recently, I appeared on my good friend Magic Barclay’s podcast “A Magical Life.” Click below to listen in… Topics Covered in this Podcast: My journey that led up to the creation of CounterPunch as it is today How CounterPunch helps to accelerate the emotional health of young people My Tom and Jerry analogy for emotional regulation,

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As a Martial Arts and Boxing Coach for over thirty-five years, I know from experience the connection we as coaches can create with our athletes. This connection is true for all sports coaches but there is something about combat sports that goes even deeper. Perhaps the connection is so unique because, in combat sport, there’s

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In the last post, I spoke about opening up the lines of communication between you and your teenager. In this post, I want to direct it towards your teenager, and hopefully, you as a parent of your teenager will also find it useful in terms of getting a little bit more perspective. Being a Teenager

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In the last week or so I’ve been seeing quite a lot of young people/teenagers who are struggling with anxiety and stress. And one of the common denominators behind this is the way they think. They’ll be thinking about all the stuff that can go wrong, like: “What if I don’t pass that exam?” “What

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Recently, a friend of mine asked me why it is that I enjoy working with teenagers so much. And she thought, “Wouldn’t working with adults be easier? They have more life experience and more learning to reflect on.” I thought about this and I was like “No, actually I prefer working with teenagers potentially for

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