Steve Sisgold 8-9 PM

website: www.onedream.com, www.whatsyourbodytellingyou.com, http://twitter.com/sisgold, http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Sisgold/724444222, http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/life-in-body

Book: What’s Your Body Telling You?

Steve Sisgold was selected as 1 of the 5 leading Management trainers by the California Chiropractic Association and has keynoted at many conferences and led trainings at IONS, Kaiser Permanente, the Larkspur Collection and more.  He holds an M.A. in Communications, a B.S. in Business and Certifications in body-centered psychotherapy and relationship counseling.

Topics for discussion (time permitting):

  • Anxiety levels are very high now with the economic recession. I understand you have 7 tips  for reducing stress‐ What are they?
  • In your book you say “Life is not meant to be an out of body experience!” What do you  mean by this?
  • You say we are an IQ‐based culture and coined a term for another intelligence, BQ? What is
  • BQ?
  • You say that we have been ‘spin‐doctrinated out of our bodies..’ What is spindoctrination
  • and how did we get this way?
  • In your book you talk about how we have formed ‘viral beliefs’ dating back to our
  • childhoods. What are ‘viral beliefs’ and how do they affect us?
  • One of the cornerstones of your work is a technique called SET. What is SET and how does it work?
  • You point to the rise in domestic abuse and violence and say that many of us are unaware
  • that we are walking time bombs, ready to explode. Give us some examples of this.
  • You have a chapter on how to boost our  relationship ‘mojo’ – what is this? And how
  • can being more in touch with our bodies help us to enjoy our relationships more?
  • You say all our data is stored in the library of your flesh – wow, that’s quite an image. What
  • do you mean by this?
  • You recommend listening to and acting on your physical hunches. In your book you talk
  • about your experience in India with the Dalai Lama. Can you share this with our audience?


Dr Michael R Cunningham 8-9 PM (in studio)

Dr. Michael R. Cunningham took his BA at Carleton College, and his Ph.D at the University of Minnesota, where he conducted research on family togetherness and apartness, personality and impression management, and the effects of emotion on helpfulness. Since earning his doctorate in Psychology, Professor Cunningham has conducted research on the perception of physical attractiveness; honest and deceptive communication strategies to solicit and get jobs, social support, social allergies in romantic and co-worker relationships, mate-copying; and pre-employment attitude tests for honesty, customer service, management potential and other dimensions.

Topics for discussion (time permitting):

  • Tell us about your research on social allergies.
  • How is it that little irritating things done by a spouse, or a coworker cause major emotions?
  • What can people do about social allergies?
  • Can stress from one area of life, such as one’s job, spill over and affect other areas of life, like one’s marriage?  How can people prevent that?
  • You sometimes here people say “You’d be unhappy, too, if you faced the kind of stress that I do!
  • Is it true that everyone responds the same way to the same types of stress?
  • Or, are there personality, temperament and thinking differences between people that influence responses to stress?
  • With unemployment running at 9%, and a high rate of home foreclosures, many people are feeling under economic stress.
  • How are American politicians capitalizing on economic stress to advance their own agendas?  How can people cope with economic stress?
  • Some people have said that the American news media is responsible for a good portion of the stress in this country. How is stress good for the news media, but bad for viewers?  How can people cope with the stress generated by the news?


Cognitive Training from Seven Counties 9-10 PM

website: www.sevencounties.org

Seven Counties Services, the region’s safety net provider of behavioral health, developmental disability, and substance abuse services, recently expanded its scope within the brain sciences field when it opened a new cognitive training center in June of this year. This center focuses on providing brain training for children with learning difficulties, but may also benefit other populations, such as high achieving students, those with traumatic brain injury (TBI), and seniors who wish to keep their minds sharp.  This center is part of a national franchise called LearningRx.  LearningRx has designed these training programs over the course of 20 years, delivering the training in its current form for about the last 9 years.  Seven Counties agreed to purchase the rights to deliver these services for the Louisville market.


Don Harris, Director of Business Development, Seven Counties

Don is the Director of Business Development for Seven Counties Services.  He is responsible for identifying and implementing new programming and business opportunities that align with Seven Counties’ mission of “helping people realize their potential”.  He received his MBA from the mighty University of Louisville.

Topics for discussion (time permitting):

• Why did Seven Counties choose to enter the cognitive training field?

• Why would Seven Counties use a franchise rather than develop the program itself?

• Do you need a primary care referral?  Is insurance taken?

• Where is the center located?


Scott Hedges, Sr. VP Medical Services and Chief Operating Officer, Seven Counties

Dr. Hedges is the Senior VP of Medical Services and the Chief Operating Officer of Seven Counties.  He is responsible for clinical service delivery throughout the organization.  Dr. Hedges received his medical doctorate from the University School of Medicine.

Topics for discussion (time permitting):

• What is neuroplasticity?

• What kind of due diligence did Seven Counties perform to vet these programs?

• As a physician, what is your opinion about how this process works?

• What are some good resources for our listeners to take a look at if they’d like to learn more about the science of brain training?


Michelle Wright, Center Director, LearningRx


Michelle is the Center Director at LearningRx. She has a background in education and center management experience as a former director of a tutoring company. Her responsibilities at LearningRx include center operations and community representation.

Topics for discussion (time permitting):

• What are cognitive skills and how do they impact learning?  (Maybe phone number forward and backward to highlight the learning model)

• Who can benefit from brain training?

• What’s the profile of your typical student?

• How long does it typically take to train a student?

• How are the results measured?

• What’s the difference between tutoring and brain training?

• Can you tell us about a couple examples of brain training success?


Amanda Harrison, Student Trainer, LearningRx

Amanda  is a Cognitive Skills Trainer at LearningRx. She graduated from the University of Louisville and has previous experience in teaching.

Topics for discussion (time permitting):

• Can you tell us a little bit more about the role of a brain trainer?

• What’s the intensity level like during the session?

• Do you feel your brain working, too?

• Have your cognitive skills improved since you started training?

• What kind of changes are your students noticing in their lives at home and school?

• Are your students getting smarter, faster and more attentive?

Related links:

Brain Fitness

Learning Rx



Kate Chawansky / Dr. Stan Frager Show / Louisville, KY / producer

Tony Safina / Dr. Stan Frager Show / Louisville, KY / media researcher (tony@iglou.com)


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