310 How Public Speakers Use Story for Healing-Dr. Judy Ho

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Healing, Trust, Story, Storytelling, Storyteller 



When you have a pair of shoes that make a blister we have options to solve a very real problem. Reality moves us to make an adjustment that can range from not ever wearing the shoes again to “just living with it.” No matter what we do, or don’t do, we adjust our lives to these blister making shoes. 


All challenges, difficulties, and traumas in our lives force us to accommodate that reality into our life. 


Stories can help us adjust painful experiences into seasons of growth. Stories can align our internal dialogue into a healthier reality and sharing our story can help us and others gain power over any difficulty or challenge. 


Dr. Judy Ho, Ph. D., ABPP, ABPdN is a triple board certified and licensed Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychologist, a tenured Associate Professor at Pepperdine University, and published author, most recently penning “Stop Self-Sabotage,” published by HarperCollins in August 2019; a book detailing a scientifically driven six-step program which has been translated into 7 additional languages around the world. Dr. Judy maintains a private practice in Manhattan Beach, CA where she specializes in comprehensive neuropsychological assessments and expert witness work. She regularly appears as an expert psychologist on television, podcasts, radio, and contributes to other media including print and electronic periodicals. She is a co-host on the syndicate daytime television talk show “The Doctors,” co-host of CBS’s Face the Truth, and host of The SuperCharged Life podcast produced by Stage 29 Podcast Productions.

Dr. Judy Ho is an avid researcher and is a two-time recipient of the National Institute of Mental Health Services Research Award. She hosts an active research program to improve mental health care for high-need populations and is the chair of the Institutional Review Board at Pepperdine University. Her treatment approaches integrate the scientific principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She often speaks at national and local events including research, clinical, and corporate conferences and workshops for organizations and schools.

Dr. Judy received her bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Business Administration from UC Berkeley, and her masters and doctorate from SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. She completed a National Institute of Mental Health sponsored fellowship at UCLA’s Semel Institute.  


We’ll Explore 

  • Story is the medium that connects with all people and produces change in us and others. 
  • Stories, not data, connect and create emotional hooks in our talks. 
  • Effective mental and trauma therapies are use story. 
  • Rapport and trust with our audience, whether it is small or large, can be quickly built with an authentic, personal story. 
  • Changing our own narrative of life by editing and retelling our personal story.   
  • Moving through Self-Sabotage by dealing with fears through value-driven, moment-focused living. 
  • Every voice matters and we can start using, exercising, and growing our voice in our homes. 


Interview Links 

Website: https://www.drjudyho.com 

Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/supercharged-life-with-dr-judy/id1501219826 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drjudyho 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/drjudyho 




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