EP 206: Marriage and Family Therapy with Ashley Turner

EP 206: Marriage and Family Therapy with Ashley Turner

Marriage and family therapy is a good way to work out issues within the relationship. If you know that your marriage is on the rocks or have family issues that need to be addressed and resolved, going through therapy is a big help.

Sometimes, some things can be resolved without ending in a bitter divorce or separation. It is why therapists and marriage counselors exist. If you are in this predicament, this episode is for you.

​​In this episode, we welcome our guest, Ashley Turner is, a yoga–meditation expert, Licensed Psychotherapist, writer, facilitator, and 7-figure wellness entrepreneur.

She is the founder and CEO of The Center for Yoga Psychology – an innovative, scientifically grounded training center for yoga teachers, mental health clinicians, and dedicated students fusing yoga, mindfulness, trauma resolution, shadow work, and neuroscience.

It has fast become a go-to resource for evidence-based yoga, meditation, and breathwork for mental health. 

Ashley has graced such lists as:

  • 100 Women in Wellness to Watch ~ MindBodyGreen
  • 100 Most Influential Yoga Teachers in the US – Sonoma
  • Top 100 Psychotherapy Blogs – FeedSpot 

She is also a sought-after speaker, facilitator, and presenter at conferences and events worldwide. Her mission is to integrate yoga and meditation into the mainstream medical and educational systems by training highly-skilled professionals and helping them build fulfilling, highly profitable businesses.

www.AshleyTurner.co | www.Yoga-Psychology.co

Questions for Our Guest

The questions below are some we’d like to tackle. We often go off-topic, so we don’t expect to hit them all. If you have any ideas, please let us know.

Looking forward to our conversation!

  1. Can you give a background about yourself and how you became a therapist, facilitator, and Priestess?

2. Being an LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist), what do married people and families struggle with? Why do those people seek therapy?

3. What advice can you give people before they get married or settle down?

4. What are some things people should know before they start a family?

5. What is some advice you can give to healthcare professionals?

      • People that work in an environment that revolves around life and death? 
      • Are people struggling to find a balance in their relationships or family? 

6. Have you had any personal struggles in relationships or family? How did you overcome them?

7. You also describe yourself as a priestess: what does that mean?

8. Is yoga for everyone?

      • What’s the best way to get started?

9. What role do you see yoga and meditation playing in healthcare?

10. What are some proven scientific benefits of yoga? What holistic interventions can healthcare providers operating in the traditional medical system responsibly offer patients?

11. What type of meditation and yoga do you practice? Why?

      • What do yoga and meditation bring you?

12. What is trauma-informed yoga?

13. What Trauma-Informed care can we offer in healthcare settings to take care of the “whole person”?

14. What are the chakras?

      • How do they connect the body and mind? 

15. And how could they be referenced in modern healthcare?

16. You speak a lot about addictions, traumas, and chakras; how are they all related?

Ending Question

Before we end the show, we have one last question we like to ask all our guests.

If you had the opportunity to have a Cup of coffee with anybody one last time, who would it be & why?


Learn all about marriage and family therapy by watching the full episode here 👇👇👇


00:00 Introduction
02:10 About Ashley Turner
05:20 Recurring problems that arise in married life
08:54 How to Establish Effective Communication in Difficult Situations
14:44 How To Build And Foster Trust In Relationships
20:28 How To Identify The Ideal Relationship For You
27:04 How To Clarify Core Values & Priorities
30:30 Self-Care Strategies for Resilience in Healthcare
36:11 The Pathophysiological Benefits Of Yoga And Meditation
39:17 Yoga Meditation for Total Mind-Body Wellness
45:56 Trauma-Informed Yoga: Exploring Its Benefits and How It Works
52:09 Integrating Chakra System into Modern Healthcare
1:02:58 Wrapping up the show

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