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Dhru Purohit Podcast

How to 10x Your Charisma and Connect With Anyone Using The Power of Mirror Neurons with Jennifer Kolari (Rebroadcast)

Season 2, Ep. 235

This episode is brought to you by Lifeforce and Cozy Earth.

I’m sure many of you are parents and can relate to the many challenges that come with it. Sometimes, our emotions take over, our past experiences drive big reactions, or we can’t get through to our kids the way we want.

Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, we are re-broadcasting a deep dive episode on all things parenting, charisma, and connection with child and family therapist, Jennifer Kolari. In this episode, Jennifer explains how anyone – not just parents! – can become more relatable in the eyes of others using the power of mirror neurons. 

Jennifer is one of the nation’s leading parenting experts and the founder of Connected Parenting. She is the author of Connected Parenting: How To Raise A Great Kid and You’re Ruining My Life! (But Not Really) Surviving the Teenage Years with Connected Parenting. Jennifer was the Parenting expert on CBC’s Steven and Chris show for eight seasons and has appeared frequently on Canada AM and Breakfast Television. Jennifer has been helping children, teens, and families get connected for over twenty years.

In this episode, Dhru and Jennifer dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

-How Jennifer discovered compassionate parenting and family therapy as her calling (1:33 / 1:33)

-The power of limbic bonding for you and your child (10:31 / 7:17)

-What traditional parenting got wrong about “You should know better!” (18:50 / 15:39)

-What are mirror neurons and how they can help (22:20 / 19:07)

-How yelling impacts the fight or flight response and stress hormones (27:40 / 23:28)

-Breaking down the CALM technique (30:59 / 27:48)

-Practicing active listening with the CALM technique in real situations (47:46 / 44:38 )

-Approaching disagreements with teenagers more mindfully (55:10 / 52:00)

-Dealing with full-on tantrums and what happens when you give them permission to meltdown (59:59 / 56:52)

-Advice for couples and how to use mirroring for intimate relationships (1:18:56 / 1:15:50)

-Taking a modern approach to the modern problems kids are dealing with (1:34:42 / 1:31:30 )

-Why too much power leads kids to feel anxious (1:52:21 / 1:49:11)

Also mentioned in this episode:

-Connected Parenting: How To Raise A Great Kid

-You’re Ruining My Life! (But Not Really) Surviving the Teenage Years with Connected Parenting

-The Connected Parenting podcast with Jennifer Kolari

For more on Jennifer you can follow her on Instagram @jenniferkolari and through her website 

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