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Podcast Author Interview with Dr. Meg Van Deusen
May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm CDT
Join host, Regina Barr, and author, Dr. Meg Van Deusen, for a 30 minute informational interview as they discuss the book, Stressed in the US: Twelve Tools to Tackle Anxiety, Loneliness, Tech-Addiction and More, on Wednesday, May 20th at 12 noon CST.
Seventy-five percent of Americans are moderately stressed and lonely. More than 33 percent of us sleep less than six hours a night. In addition, 77 percent of us use social media daily and 81 percent of us own a smartphone.
Why are these statistics important? Because loneliness, sleep-deprivation, social media use, tech use, and even gut-imbalance—which the Huffington Post refers to as “the modern plague”—are all causes and results of stress. Stress is the reason for at least 75 percent of today’s doctor’s visits, costing the US billions per year in employee absenteeism, accidents, and illnesses.
Stressed in the US: Twelve Tools to Tackle Anxiety, Loneliness, Tech-Addiction and More investigates current, cultural phenomena that are causing a convergence of increased stress with decreased interpersonal connection from an attachment theory perspective. Dr. Van Deusen explains why and how our relationships are breaking down at a time when we need them the most. The good news? As a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, and mindfulness practitioner, she offers insights and solutions to a complex, pervasive problem.
Meg Van Deusen, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and mindfulness practitioner in private practice since 1994. She received her BA in English from Santa Clara University in 1985 and her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles in 1992. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults both in inpatient and outpatient settings throughout the Los Angeles and Seattle areas. Her knowledge of and passion for attachment theory, mindfulness, interpersonal neurobiology, sleep and dreams informs her belief that meaningful connection with ourselves and others helps us handle stress.
In a time of great stress and disconnection in the US she offers insights and solutions to help readers reconnect and live healthier lives. Dr. Van Deusen lives in Seattle, Washington where she enjoys the outdoors, cooking and time with her husband, sons and friends. Learn more about Dr. Van Deusen at www.megvandeusen.com.