You Voted for Who?!

Holiday gatherings can be warm and wonderful. They can also be stress shows full of relatives and other guests expressing their offensive opinions–especially these days. But what can you do? What should you do? This must-hear episode of The Chill Factory is a prep kit for dealing with Uncle Pete’s political views, Aunt Wanda’s wacky beliefs and other distasteful remarks. Psychologist Amanda Baden gives us words to use along with clear mindsets to make holidays with family and others more merry and bright. For dessert, host Jordan Friedman teaches his popular Quick Calm technique to keep you cool this holiday season and always.

Here’s what we’re serving in this episode:

A clear way to determine whether or not you should respond to offensive utterances The first question you should ask yourself before you respond to upsetting statements The key mindset you should have if you do respond to Uncle Pete, Aunt Wanda or whoever Important things to do before and after holiday gatherings to prevent and repair bad scenes A potent technique to reverse stress, anger and upset–fast!

About Guest Amanda Baden, Ph.D.

Amanda Baden is a Full Professor in the graduate Counseling Program at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey and a licensed psychologist with a clinical practice in New York City. She focuses her research and clinical practice on adoption triad members, transracial/international adoption issues, racial and cultural identity, and multicultural counseling. Amanda is a Fellow for Division 17 of the American Psychological Association, Board Member of the New York State Board of Psychology, Advisory Board Member for the Rudd Adoption Research Program at the UMAss-Amherst, Board Member of Creating a Family, and co-chair of the Adoption Initiative Biennial Conferences.

Contact Amanda Baden on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/amandabaden/

Quick Calm Video Workshop

Sometimes you need a few simple, fast-acting ways to get focused, boost your mood, feel less overwhelmed and fall asleep easier. The Chill Factory host Jordan Friedman’s Quick Calm self-paced video workshop does exactly this by teaching you 10 data-driven stress and anxiety reduction techniques that he’s been teaching his stressed audiences for years. Learn more and enroll at www.quickcalm.net (discount expires 1/1/22).

The Chill Factory App

Chill between episodes with The Chill Factory app, your calming companion to The Chill Factory podcast. It’s like a ‘spa in your pocket’ with hundreds of relaxing audio tracks, sleep enhancers, mindfulness guides, wellness reminders and much more updated daily. Download The Chill Factory from the App Store or Google Play.

About Host Jordan Friedman

Jordan likely started turning into The Stress Coach when one of the world’s largest brain tumors was discovered in his head at age 10. A stress-case in college, he reluctantly enrolled in a stress management class that led to much less stress, a degree in public health, a job as Columbia University’s health education director and now a career as a global stress management speaker, trainer and author. For 25-years, Jordan’s been privileged to help and learn from 9/11 survivors, teachers, CEOs, police officers, incarcerated adults, students and lots of other stressed people who want to be more successful, get better grades, sleep easier and just feel better. In 2004, Jordan founded The Stress Coach to provide innovative workshops, multimedia webinars, chill apps, online courses and more stress-relief opportunities. The Chill Factory podcast is Jordan’s latest effort to bring stress relief and better health to the world.

The Chill Factory Website: www.thechillfactory.net

Holiday gatherings can be warm and wonderful. They can also be stress shows full of relatives and other guests expressing their offensive opinions–especially these days. But what can you do? What should you do? This must-hear episode of The Chill Factory is a prep kit for dealing with Uncle Pete’s political views, Aunt Wanda’s wacky beliefs and other distasteful remarks. Psychologist Amanda Baden gives us words to use along with clear mindsets to make holidays with family and others more merry and bright. For dessert, host Jordan Friedman teaches his popular Quick Calm technique to keep you cool this holiday season and always.

Here’s what we’re serving in this episode:

A clear way to determine whether or not you should respond to offensive utterances The first question you should ask yourself before you respond to upsetting statements The key mindset you should have if you do respond to Uncle Pete, Aunt Wanda or whoever Important things to do before and after holiday gatherings to prevent and repair bad scenes A potent technique to reverse stress, anger and upset–fast!

About Guest Amanda Baden, Ph.D.

Amanda Baden is a Full Professor in the graduate Counseling Program at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey and a licensed psychologist with a clinical practice in New York City. She focuses her research and clinical practice on adoption triad members, transracial/international adoption issues, racial and cultural identity, and multicultural counseling. Amanda is a Fellow for Division 17 of the American Psychological Association, Board Member of the New York State Board of Psychology, Advisory Board Member for the Rudd Adoption Research Program at the UMAss-Amherst, Board Member of Creating a Family, and co-chair of the Adoption Initiative Biennial Conferences.

Contact Amanda Baden on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/amandabaden/

Quick Calm Video Workshop

Sometimes you need a few simple, fast-acting ways to get focused, boost your mood, feel less overwhelmed and fall asleep easier. The Chill Factory host Jordan Friedman’s Quick Calm self-paced video workshop does exactly this by teaching you 10 data-driven stress and anxiety reduction techniques that he’s been teaching his stressed audiences for years. Learn more and enroll at www.quickcalm.net (discount expires 1/1/22).

The Chill Factory App

Chill between episodes with The Chill Factory app, your calming companion to The Chill Factory podcast. It’s like a ‘spa in your pocket’ with hundreds of relaxing audio tracks, sleep enhancers, mindfulness guides, wellness reminders and much more updated daily. Download The Chill Factory from the App Store or Google Play.

About Host Jordan Friedman

Jordan likely started turning into The Stress Coach when one of the world’s largest brain tumors was discovered in his head at age 10. A stress-case in college, he reluctantly enrolled in a stress management class that led to much less stress, a degree in public health, a job as Columbia University’s health education director and now a career as a global stress management speaker, trainer and author. For 25-years, Jordan’s been privileged to help and learn from 9/11 survivors, teachers, CEOs, police officers, incarcerated adults, students and lots of other stressed people who want to be more successful, get better grades, sleep easier and just feel better. In 2004, Jordan founded The Stress Coach to provide innovative workshops, multimedia webinars, chill apps, online courses and more stress-relief opportunities. The Chill Factory podcast is Jordan’s latest effort to bring stress relief and better health to the world.

The Chill Factory Website: www.thechillfactory.net