Korean American Pressures to be Perfect

How do social pressures in Korean and Asian American families contribute to mental health disorders? Can feelings of failure turn into depression? Andrew has seen a lot: emotional neglect and performance anxiety. But he hit a breaking point when he tried to make everyone else happy. Listen to him reveal how he learned to express […]

Finding Strength to Recover from Anxiety

How does mental health get affected by career changes? How is mental health related to fear of disappointment? Annie Choi shares her story and healing journey. She learns that acceptance is a step on the path towards future health. ABOUT THE SERIES: Our summer series, Erasing Shame about Mental Health, releases a new episode every […]

The surprising truth about depression for Japanese Americans

Dr. Rie Mizuki shares about her experiences with having depression, anxiety, and insomnia. She has lived in Japan and the USA and speaks to the cultural shame involved. As a therapist, having both professional training and personal experiences greatly helps people cope with depression. If you think you might have depression, there is help. Consider […]

Erasing Shame about Mental Health- New Summer Series

•• We need your feedback! Please fill out this QUICK SURVEY after watching this video https://erasingshame.com/survey •• Let’s kickoff our special summer series, Erasing Shame about Mental Health! DJ Chuang and Dan Jeung describes what we will be doing in the next 10 weeks, why we’re doing this, and reveal our special interviewer. We are having […]

What do you wish someone would have told you? (Episode 15)

Adulting is not easy. Annie Choi (owner of Found Coffee) shares her 3 wishes—for what she wished someone would have told her about life after college. She talks about her life experiences with careers, gratitude and failure. Beyond the formalities, this episode is just two Korean-American ladies joking around and having real talk about culture, […]

Top 3 Reasons People Get Help: Episode 14

On this episode, Fannie Tam, licensed family counselor, brings a unique and valuable perspective from both Asian and American cultures along with many years of experiences in helping people out of their issues of shame. We cover a wide range of topics, including the reasons people get help, how to motivate people to get help […]

Breaking Free of Generational Addictions: Episode 13

Close-knit community culture and trauma can intensify cycles of shame and addiction. Psychotherapist Sam Louie shares insights on how to break free. Show Notes Sam Louie’s website samlouiemft.com Asian Shame and Addiction: Suffering in Silence by Sam Louie Slanted Eyes: The Asian-American Poetic Experience by Sam Louie Sam Louie is also available to lead experiential workshops to help […]

What’s so bad about sex addiction? Episode 12 with Roy Kim

Let’s talk about sex. Therapist Roy Kim will share with us his perspectives on human sexuality and what to do when it becomes harmful and shameful. Show Notes Roy Kim http://roykimtherapy.com – Licensed Family & Marriage Therapist The Same Boat podcast on iTunes – there are others in the same boat as you and who handled difficult circumstances imperfectly, […]

Moving from Shame to Self-Compassion: Episode 11

Our special guest Dr. Lisa Chu shares her perspectives about facing shame head-on and moving toward self-compassion and authenticity Show Notes Connect with Dr. Lisa Chu at her website themusicwithinus.com Tian Dayton’s books and videos on Relational Trauma Repair, Emotional Sobriety, ACOA Trauma Syndrome, and Neuropsychodrama Alice Miller, The Drama of the Gifted Child Non-Violent […]

Parenting without shame: Episode 10

Special guest Iris Chen describers herself as a “deconstructing tiger mother.” She joins us on Erasing Shame to have an honest talk about parenting well and recovering from the tiger parenting generation. You’ll hear about her fascinating approach of  parenting and unschooling. Yes, both at the same time. Show Notes Iris Chen blogs at facebook.com/untigering Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/UntigeringParents Twitter: […]