Episode 29: Psychotherapist Perry Janssen talks about ADHD, emotion and the importance of learning how to manage your feelings

EP. 29: Psychotherapist Perry Janssen talks about ADHD, emotion and the importance of learning how to manage your feelings

Listen to this episode from ADHD for Smart Ass Women with Tracy Otsuka on Spotify. For our 29th episode, I have invited my friend Perry Janssen to our podcast. Perry lives in Seattle where she has been a psychotherapist for the past 30 years.

For our 29th episode, I have invited my friend Perry Janssen to our podcast. Perry lives in Seattle where she has been a psychotherapist for the past 30 years. Perry has taught at the university level, she’s had her own column, she’s been a radio host where she’s interviewed and learned from the likes of Dr. Christiane Northrup and Dr. Dan Siegel. She’s also been an educator, consultant and coach for Microsoft, Amazon, Nordstrom, Boeing; the list goes on and on.  

I had a list of questions prepared but since our most popular episodes have been about emotion and feelings, I decided to just go with it. I call Perry the feelings expert. You can tell how passionate she is on the subject. Perry talks about:

  • The importance of learning about the difference between realization and integration and why you need both for happiness.
  • What happens when you ignore your feelings
  • Why feelings aren’t good or bad but more like breadcrumbs or little gold nuggets.
  • How we can actually learn from our feelings.
  • Why there is absolutely nothing wrong with you
  • Why Perry’s clients call her the Tennessee Hound Dog
  • What true mindfulness really is
  • Why many women don’t even know how to feel their feelings?
  • How minimizing certain feelings can lead to minimizing all feelings.
  • The fact that there is absolutely nothing wrong with you. You just have never been taught the skills to deal with emotion.

You can find out more about Perry here, or listen to her podcast here. You may also reach out to Perry via email at [email protected].

About Tracy

Host Tracy Otsuka is a lawyer, not a doctor, a life-long student, not a coach. She’s also the creator of Coretography a patent pending system that helps smart, driven women understand their own unique ADHD brain and use it to their advantage.

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