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Like Siskel and Ebert with a psychological twist. Shrink 2 Shrink is not a movie review show, we use the movies to discuss relationships, psychology and the inner world of our thoughts. Listen here as two relationship therapists have some fun analyzing all things relationships through the lens of popular movies. We’ll play movie clips and discuss them to educate you while having some fun talking about the scene. We’ll be covering friendships, intimacy, dating, how to fight fair, addictions, parenting, depression, emotion management, marriage, divorce, grief, joy and really, anything else about relationships we can find! A new episode launches the last day of each month. You will learn AND have a bit of fun. Colleen Mullen and Courtney Calkins are licensed Marriage and family Therapists in California. This show is for entertainment purposes only.
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Nov 30, 2016

Listen in as two shrinks (@DrColleenMullen and @Quadfathermft) babble the movie Four Christmases.   In this episode we explore the themes of: telling lies to your family, an “Exit plan” Childhood stories, childless couples, some of Courtney & Colleen’s thoughts of howfamily dramas are portrayed in the movies.  Listen in for this entertaining exploration of this fun movie.

 

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Dr. Colleen Mullen

https://twitter.com/DrColleenMullen

Courtney Calkins - QuadFather

https://twitter.com/QuadFatherMft

Oct 31, 2016

Listen in as two shrinks (@DrColleenMullen and @Quadfathermft) psycho-babble the movie As Good As It Gets .   In this episode we explore the themes of: obsessive thinking, what Bipolar looks like, how anxiety leads to social problems and some of Courtney & Colleen’s thoughts of how therapy is portrayed in the movies.  Listen in for this entertaining exploration of this hit movie.

 

Website

http://shrink2shrink.com/

Twitter links:

Shrink2Shrink

https://twitter.com/Shrink2Shrink

 

Dr. Colleen Mullen

https://twitter.com/DrColleenMullen

Courtney Calkins - QuadFather

https://twitter.com/QuadFatherMft

 

 

 

Watch the Movie here:

https://www.amazon.com/As-Good-Gets-Lupe-Ontiveros/dp/0767811100/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1477919300&sr=8-2&keywords=as+good+as+it+gets 

 

Oct 5, 2016

Listen in as two shrinks (@DrColleenMullen and @Quadfathermft) psycho-babble the movie Silver Linings Playbook.  This movie is a standout! Not only for it’s stellar cast of Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro, but also because of it’s wonderful portrayal of emotional distress.  In this episode we explore the themes of: family enabling, obsessive thinking, what Bipolar looks like, medication management, how misery loves company, and some of Courtney & Colleen’s pet peeves of how therapy is portrayed in the movies.  Listen in for this entertaining exploration of this hit movie.

 

Website

http://shrink2shrink.com/

Twitter links:

Shrink2Shrink

https://twitter.com/Shrink2Shrink

 

Dr. Colleen Mullen

https://twitter.com/DrColleenMullen

Courtney Calkins - QuadFather

https://twitter.com/QuadFatherMft

 

 

Buy The Original Soundtrack Here:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_6_24?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=silver+linings+playbook+soundtrack&sprefix=silver+linings+playbook+%2Caps%2C212 

Watch the Movie here:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_10_24?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=silver+linings+playbook+movie&sprefix=silver+linings+playbook+%2Caps%2C255&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Asilver+linings+playbook+movie 

 

 

Aug 31, 2016

Everyone goes through stress change and eventually, the loss of a loved one, what we do next is the topic of this film.  Dr. Colleen Mullen and Courtney Calkins examine the themes in this movie and analyze the pieces in order to apply the concepts to our own lives.

 

Website

http://shrink2shrink.com/

Twitter links:

Shrink2Shrink

https://twitter.com/Shrink2Shrink

 

Dr. Colleen Mullen

https://twitter.com/DrColleenMullen

Courtney Calkins - QuadFather

https://twitter.com/QuadFatherMft

 

Stress Scale:

The Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTCS_82.htm

 

Buy The Original Soundtrack Here:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=demolition+soundtrack

Watch the Demolition Movie here:

https://www.amazon.com/Demolition-Jake-Gyllenhaal/dp/B01DPZIE1S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1472647699&sr=8-1&keywords=demolition+movie

 

Demolition Soundtrack in order of use on the show:

The Psych of the Demolition Movie Preview

Property Lines

My Morning Jacket Touch Me I’m Going To Scream Part II

CAVE Sweaty Fingers

It’s All Over Now, - Chocolate Watchband

Nocturne In E Flat Major, Op 9 No.2

Dusted - Bruises

When I was Young - Eric Burdon and the Animals

Warmest Regards - Half Moon Run

Where To Start - Lou Doillon

Watch The Show - M. Ward

Crazy On You - Heart

 

Aug 29, 2016

Like Siskel and Ebert with a psych twist as we discuss the psychological aspects of the 2016 movie Demolition.

 

Grief, stress, coping, and relationships are the major themes of this discussion centered around the themes from the Demolition movie.

Full Episode Release 8-31-16

Aug 14, 2016

This is a Shrink 2 Shrink sampler, Dr Colleen Mullen and Courtney Calkins have produced 6 shows and here are a few clips from our each of our 7 shows so far.

 

Shrink to Shrink uses the movies to examine psychology and relationships and we apply the concepts to all of our lives.  We don’t do film reviews,  we are just use the content of the films to talk about psychology as well as the human condition.  We are like Siskel and Ebert with a psych twist.

 

So if you haven’t heard all of the Shrink to Shrink shows, keep listening and learn what this show is all about.

 We psychologically dismantle the 2016 movie Zootopia.  Here, our 2 shrinks Dr. Colleen Mullen https://twitter.com/DrColleenMullen and Courtney Calkins https://twitter.com/QuadFatherMft  discuss themes from the movie and explore what it means about our human nature, and how to handle bullies and other relationship issues present within the film and we learn about our own lives using the themes of the film.

 

If you have seen the film Gone Girl you have seen Crazy Amy - we break down this film and find the things we can all learn from the movie not just to avoid crazy people.

 

Creed is more than just Rocky 15 or whatever.  We find out why this iconic series remains and we recognize Rocky’s wisdom and how this rags to riches story speaks to something deep inside all of us.

 

We examine what it means to have a real relationship and how Artificial Intelligence will affect human interactions when we discuss the movies Ex Machina and the movie Her.

 

Comedy movies can makes us laugh while making us think about our lives and experiences.

On this episode of Shrink2Shrink we analyze Amy Schumers movie Trainwreck and we discover that this comedy can teach us a lot about relationships as well as family.

 

The animated movie Inside Out does a great job at describing our emotional life; and on this episode we dive deeper into some of the concepts from film.

 

You may never be left alone to die on Mars but when we explore the psychological world of the movie The Martian, we find many different themes that we can all relate to

 

If you are interested in Shrink2Shrink, subscribe on iTunes or any other podcast platform and check us out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Shrink2Shrink  and Twitter https://twitter.com/Shrink2Shrink .  And we will see you on the movie couch.

Jul 31, 2016

On this episode of @Shrink2Shrink we psychologically dismantle the 2016 movie Zootopia.  Here, our 2 shrinks Dr. Colleen Mullen https://twitter.com/DrColleenMullen and Courtney Calkins https://twitter.com/QuadFatherMft  discuss themes from the movie and explore what it means about our human nature, and how to handle bullies and other relationship issues present within the film and we learn about our own lives using the themes of the film.

 

Dr. Colleen Mullen’s other podcast, Coaching Through Chaos:

http://coachingthroughchaos.com/

 

Courtney Calkins’ other podcast:

http://quadfathermft.com/

 

All shows are available on a multitude of podcasting platforms.

 

 

Buy the Zootopia movie:

https://www.amazon.com/Zootopia-Blu-ray-Ginnifer-Goodwin/dp/B01B2CX0LU/ref=sr_1_3?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1469980593&sr=1-3&keywords=zootopia

 

Buy the Zootopia Original Soundtrack:

https://www.amazon.com/Zootopia-Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B01BE5TN7A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1469980638&sr=8-1&keywords=zootopia+original+motion+picture+soundtrack

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Shrink2Shrink

 

Web:  http://shrink2shrink.com/

 

Jul 27, 2016

Zootopia - Full Episode release July 31, 2016.  We cover Nature vs. Nurture, the nature of men and the impact of relationships and society on our behavior.

 

Shrink 2 Shrink is like Siskel and Ebert with a psychological twist.

 

Twitter https://twitter.com/Shrink2Shrink

http://shrink2shrink.com/ 

 

 

Jul 5, 2016

This is a Shrink 2 Shrink sampler, Dr Colleen Mullen and Courtney Calkins have produced 6 shows and here are a few clips from our each of our 6 shows so far.

 

Shrink to Shrink uses the movies to examine psychology and relationships and we apply the concepts to all of our lives.  We don’t do film reviews,  we are just use the content of the films to talk about psychology as well as the human condition.  We are like Siskel and Ebert with a psych twist.

 

So if you haven’t heard all of the Shrink to Shrink shows, keep listening and learn what this show is all about.

 

If you have seen the film Gone Girl you have seen Crazy Amy - we break down this film and find the things we can all learn from the movie not just to avoid crazy people.

 

Creed is more than just Rocky 15 or whatever.  We find out why this iconic series remains and we recognize Rocky’s wisdom and how this rags to riches story speaks to something deep inside all of us.

 

We examine what it means to have a real relationship and how Artificial Intelligence will affect human interactions when we discuss the movies Ex Machina and the movie Her.

 

Comedy movies can makes us laugh while making us think about our lives and experiences.

On this episode of Shrink2Shrink we analyze Amy Schumers movie Trainwreck and we discover that this comedy can teach us a lot about relationships as well as family.

 

The animated movie Inside Out does a great job at describing our emotional life; and on this episode we dive deeper into some of the concepts from film.

 

You may never be left alone to die on Mars but when we explore the psychological world of the movie The Martian, we find many different themes that we can all relate to

 

If you are interested in Shrink2Shrink, subscribe on iTunes or any other podcast platform and check us out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Shrink2Shrink  and Twitter https://twitter.com/Shrink2Shrink .  And we will see you on the movie couch.

Jun 30, 2016

Shrink2Shrink podcast – Like Siskel & Ebert, with a psychological twist!  

 

On this episode of @Shrink2Shrink we psychologically dismantle the 2015 movie Creed.  Here, our 2 shrinks Dr. Colleen Mullen https://twitter.com/DrColleenMullen and Courtney Calkins https://twitter.com/QuadFatherMft  discuss themes from the movie and explore what we can learn for our own lives using the themes of the film: family ties, what makes a family, and how Adonis Creed makes sense of being born to the incredible Apollo Creed – he never knew his father, but he has the same passion for boxing as his father.  We also explore how living with a legend in the family can be something that can open doors for us, but can also be something we want to keep hidden. Then, we get to reminisce about our love for the icon of Rocky Balboa as a cultural icon and the spark that the stories ignite in each one of us and why.  What is it about his achievements, his love of both boxing and Adrian (“Yo, Adrian!”) that inspire us?  Listen in as we examine love, relationships, loneliness, overcoming obstacles, resiliency and following your passions.

 

Next Shrink2Shrink podcast will examine the movie Zootopia

 

For more episodes and information:

http://shrink2shrink.com/

 

Dr. Colleen Mullen’s other podcast, Coaching Through Chaos:

http://coachingthroughchaos.com/

 

Courtney Calkins’ other podcast:

http://quadfathermft.com/

 

All shows are available on a multitude of podcasting platforms.

 

CREED MOVIE 2015 - how to watch:

https://www.amazon.com/s?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Creed&ref_=imdbref_tt_msg_ov&tag=imdbtag_tt_msg_ov-20

 

CREED Soundtrack:

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Creed+Soundtrack&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3ACreed+Soundtrack

 

Jun 5, 2016

Get a taste of our first 5 episodes with clips from each one of the shows in only 10 minute. Learn to listen and listen to learn.

Episode show links below

“Inside Out”   http://bit.ly/1ssZNIi

"The Martian"  http://bit.ly/1WXDGpK

 "Gone Girl"  http://bit.ly/1NccznO 

"Trainwreck" http://bit.ly/1O4G3yP

"Ex Machina" & "Her"  http://bit.ly/21104NB 

 

Twitter = @Shrink2Shrink 

Dr. Colleen Mullen = @DrColleenMullen

Courtney Calkins = @QuadFatherMft 

May 31, 2016

2 Shrinks breaking down the psych aspects of the movie The Martian.  We analyze several different psychological and interpersonal aspects of this film and use the information to help us learn about ourselves and our relationships.  The Martian touches on themes of:

  1. Isolation
  2. Depression and Social Isolation
  3. Cognitive therapy intervention basics
  4. Keeping Secrets
  5. Sarcasm and Touch in affection
  6. Problem Solving in relationships


The Martian movie can be purchased just about anywhere that sells movies, here is the Amazon link:  http://www.amazon.com/Martian-Blu-ray-Matt-Damon/dp/B017S3OP34/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1464736231&sr=1-2&keywords=the+martian

 

The official soundtrack for The Martian movie can be purchased many places online and here is the Amazon link:  http://www.amazon.com/Martian-Various-Artists/dp/B01604Z00O/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1464736304&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=the+martian+soundtrack

Apr 30, 2016

In this episode of Shrink2Shrink, Courtney & Colleen explore the relational themes in the movie “Trainwreck!”. Amy Schumer appears lost in a sea of men, casually bopping from one to another, until a certain piece of man meat catches her in a way she hadn’t expected. We’ll discuss parents influence over what your kids believe, the process of watching your parents recognize their own mortality, sibling differences, what we say to impress a crush, the pressure to have kids, and so much more! Join us!

Next up! TrainWreck! – She sure is! Or is she? She might just be a product of her upbringing and just struggling to get her life sorted and find love like the rest of us?
In this movie, Amy Schumer plays a woman living a sexually carefree life until she meets a nice doctor with whom she seemingly has little in common with. When he begins to pursue her, she tries to run away and treat him like the piece of man meat that he is, but she feels compelled to go against her better judgment. In this movie, Courtney & I had plenty to talk about in regards to relationships, family dynamics, and single life. We got in some good giggles too!

In this episode, we discuss:
“Monogamy isn’t realistic!” – how what our parents teach us when we are young really guides us as adults.

When Amy and her sister go through their father’s belongings, we discuss the family process of grief, and how, even though you were raised in the same house, you may have very different reactions than your siblings.


“I’m memorabilia” – what it’s like to watch our parents recognize their own mortality

“Do you like sports?”- Oh what we won’t say to try to get a date!


“Do I have to worry about you with other guys?” – What’s it like when one person thinks your exclusive and the other doesn’t? uh, oh!!

“I’m finally going to be a grandfather!” – Families don’t always agree on who constitutes a family member. It’s unfortunate that even though we have so many blended families these days, some extended family members may still not recognize the step-siblings as family members.


Do we all just keep dating different people from the same mold?

“Your life has not begun since you don’t have a baby”- Oh brother! Don’t get me started. There are so many ways people with children have found to make us childless women feel inadequate – Thanks ladies!


“Just keep her away from the athletes” - What happens when you bring your new love interest around your family too soon and they make totally inappropriate jokes about you!

Have you played the “Skeletons in the closet game”? – You can really learn about who has no boundaries in this one! I’ll drink to that!


The death of Amy’s father – how we process grief is different for everybody, but it’s a process that takes time- Amy’s boss doesn’t seem to get that.

Apr 30, 2016

Killing your spouse, that is really bad for a relationship & other wiser observations 

@DrColleenMullen @QuadFatherMft 
2 Shrinks talk about Type A vs Type B in relationships & more relationship tips

Do you know your Authentic self? Who are you in relationships if you don’t know?

How to stay away from arguments when you disagree & creating “good repair”

Do you need to know yourself in order to be your best in your relationship?


How long does it take to REALLY know a person

Do you want to be right or have a relationship?

Couples go through seasons of life, they develop & change, like individuals develop @DrColleenMullen  http://bit.ly/1ooBFDU #GoneGirl @Shrink2Shrink



Do you get friendly with the ex-partner of your current relationships? @DrColleenMullen  http://bit.ly/1ooBFDU  #GoneGirl @Shrink2Shrink




Gone Girl (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)

Playlist

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX0VCRWZaHzsGQK_n2GaJpgP0RnvVsdLG

Apr 22, 2016

On this episode Dr. Colleen Mullen from www.coachingthroughchaos.com joins the QuadCast to discuss real relationships and Artificial Intelligence.  We cover a ton of relationship topics and what movies about AI are telling us about our current relationships and development.  We discuss Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) as a treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  You can learn more about that from www.emdr.com  

Apr 22, 2016

The movie “Inside Out” is the topic of discussion for Courtney & Dr. Mullen.  How accurately does this move capture the emotional interplay within our minds.  The discussion touches on what can happen to us if we are not aware of our feelings and if we don’t share our deeper feelings with the people in our lives.  How to improve our day to day life by being aware of and honoring our own emotional experience and process.

 

Dr. Colleen Mullen is from (among other things) her podcast Coaching Through Chaos http://coachingthroughchaos.com/ she can also be found on twitter at https://twitter.com/DrColleenMullen

 

“Inside Out” Official Movie Site http://movies.disney.com/inside-out

“Inside Out” soundtrack can be purchased here

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_21?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=inside+out+soundtrack&sprefix=inside+out+soundtrack%2Caps%2C201

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