Healing Power of Friendship

From the Show: HER
Summary: Live a longer, happier life with friends.
Air Date: 8/3/17
Duration: 28:31
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pam Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Sanda Neshin Bernstein, PsyD & Wendy Satin Rapaport, PsyD, LCSW
Wendy Rapaport  Sandy  BernsteinWendy Satin Rapaport, PsyD, LCSW, is a clinical psychologist. She specializes in psychology-related facets of the health-care field, working with providers and patients. Dr. Rapaport is also an adjunct professor at the Diabetes Research Institute, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and at the University of Maine Graduate School of Social Work. An interest in behavioral medicine and humor motivates her research, teaching and writing.

Sanda Neshin Bernstein, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist.  She has worked in both school districts and universities. Dr. Bernstein is trained in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and as a school psychologist. She has a private practice where she sees both adolescents and adults. She has taught in Adelphi University’s Postgraduate Program in Psychodynamic School Psychology.

Healing Power of Friendship
Researchers are paying attention to the impact of friendships and social networks on general health. Harvard researchers found that strong social ties contribute to brain health.

How is your network of friends? Is it just on social media? If so, it’s time to get some in-person friends.

Friends support you. They push you to become better. They have your back.

Making Friends is Hard

It’s hard to find a perfect connection. Look for natural spark or similar interests and allow time for your connection to grow. Appreciate differences. Talk about your differences and honor them. You may take on some of your friend’s characteristics over time. Practice your friendship skills.

Most importantly, you need someone who gets you. A good friend can live with your foibles and you can live with hers.

Make a friend. Deepen a friendship.

Listen as Dr. Sanda Neshin Bernstein and Dr. Wendy Satin Rapaport join Dr. Pamela Peeke to share their tips for a lifelong friendship.


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