Episode 150: Steven and Matthew Fisher

On life’s myriad transitions and how we refine our responses in our relationships, our wellness, our households, our work, and in our practices.

  • 0:00 Introducing Stephen and Matthew Fisher
  • 2:00 Light Shines Through The Broken Pieces: A Father and Son’s Journey To Healing
  • 3:30 Matthew’s personal history of substance abuse, mood and anger issues
  • 6:30 Stephen’s experience; “All the love is gone, where did it go?” “It’s right here, it never left.” Presenting a space of love in the midst of fear, stress and anxiety.
  • 9:30 Stephen’s experience as a therapist and parent; as humans we have a divine spark of goodness at our core.
  • 11:05 The importance of self-talk and fundamental self esteem issues. “You don’t have to believe everything you think.”
  • 12:30 The value of a strong foundation of love and support in the midst of ups and downs. If people want to reach out for help and really make the efforts, no obstacles can’t be overcome.
  • 13:40 Radical Honesty – Lighter by Yung Pueblo
  • 14:30 Matthew’s month of recovery; understanding the impacts on the brain; incorporating neuroscience, yoga, meditation and self care practices for healing.
  • 17:20 Accepting support and tearing down the walls between loved ones. Building trust;
  • ending select relationships; yoga, meditation and nutrition; excitement for building brain function.

  • 21:05 The importance of being lovingly engaged on all sides of families focusing on growth in family dynamics. Safe dialog and supportive process.
  • 23:00 Love and acceptance – > Sweet resonance
  • 25:00 Shifting anger through counseling and communication
  • 28:05 Solace for teens and parents wondering if recovery is possible, and if life gets better.
  • 30:30 Solace for a parent on hopelessness; the love has never gone away.
  • 32:10 Light Shines Through The Broken Pieces: A Father and Son’s Journey To Healing

Stephen Fisher, L.P.C., earned a Masters degree in Counseling in 1992. He has over 25 years of experience with individual, family and group counseling with parents, families, adolescents and children. He also has training and experience in Montessori secondary education. As a counselor and consultant Steven has spent the last 25 years helping people and groups to transform their relationships and their lives. He brings a depth of understanding of human communication and human behavior gained through years of training and experience in working to help others improve their lives and relationships. He has worked with individuals, couples, families, groups and organizations in a variety of settings.

Matthew is incredibly passionate about helping others heal and connect with themselves and their communities. He loves the Outdoors and has a deep passion for the well being of other people and the environment. He has a wide variety of experience working and volunteering in mental health and personal development including being a wilderness therapy field guide, youth leader, and as an residential counselor at a drug and alcohol treatment center. He is also a certified yoga and meditation teacher.

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