Dr. Ben Michaelis has certainly lived up to his impressive “America’s therapist” moniker. His insights into mental health and the American psyche have been featured in everything from Psychology Today and Women’s Health to Entertainment Weekly and The Huffington Post. He’s also a frequent guest expert on The Today Show and MSNBC, and the bestselling author of Your Next Big Thing: Ten Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy. In today’s episode, Dr. Michaelis reveals how (and why) harnessing your creativity and playfulness will strengthen every aspect of your life and career. He also examines the interesting parallels between playfulness and high performers, shares his real thoughts on President Trump, and spills the secrets to finding true happiness.
What we can learn from children
Why we’re always changing (and why that’s okay)
How to unplug from the daily grind
Why it’s important to have a play space at work (and how to make it happen)
Being mindful of how much time you spend on social media
His One Minute Diagnosis series (and why it helps)
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D., is a clinical and media psychologist, popular keynote speaker, blogger for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today, and the author of Your Next Big Thing: Ten Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy. In his private practice Dr. Michaelis has worked with a wide array of patients, including entrepreneurs, authors, actors, musicians, artists, and executives.
Through his dynamic keynote talks and television appearances, Dr. Michaelis shares his wisdom about authenticity, balance, purpose, presence and problem solving in both work and personal life. In his private practice, Dr. Michaelis uses a blend of psychotherapy and coaching to help his clients become more present, proactive, and authentic in navigating the ever-changing landscape of work and personal life. He provides them with a practical plan to find the right path for them, face what’s holding them back, and break through the illusions that have been keeping them from living a life of possibilities.
Dr. Michaelis is the author of numerous popular and scholarly articles. He is frequently featured as a mental health expert on various television and radio programs including The Today Show, Fox News, MSNBC, The Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, and publications including O The Oprah Magazine, Parents Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, Women’s Health, Glamour, and Redbook, as well as many others.
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