Abusive relationships & The Stockholm Syndrome
Exclusive interview with Dr. Frank Ochberg
Two out of every three women have been abused at some time in their lives. Men also experience abuse in relationships - often in the form of verbal or emotional abuse.
What is it that drives people to stay in abusive relationships? Why do abused victims find it so incredibly difficult to escape or leave abusive relationships?
In 2013, it was discovered that Ariel Castro had abducted and held hostage in his home, three girls for almost ten years (Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus.) One of the girls, Amanda Berry gave birth to Castro’s child who is now 6 years of age.
What caused these women to stay in the house and not make repeated attempts to escape? Was it just fear?
Testifying at the trial, Dr. Frank Ochberg, the internationally acclaimed expert on trauma and the Stockholm Syndrome revealed that often in these types of cases, the hostages bond, empathize, become emotionally attached and can even form a romantic bond with the kidnapper/hostage taker. This phenomenon is known as The Stockholm Syndrome.
Is Stockholm Syndrome responsible for what keeps men and women emotionally captive in abusive relationships?
Dr. Frank Ochberg, is an acclaimed psychiatrist, a pioneer in trauma science, an educator and the editor of the first text on the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He is one of the founding fathers of modern psychotraumatology and served on the committee that defined PTSD. Dr. Ochberg was responsible for identifying, defining and explaining The Stockholm Syndrome.
Human Behavior Expert, Dr. Patrick Wanis and Dr. Frank Ochberg explore The Stockholm Syndrome, the Ariel Castro case and abusive relationships. Dr. Ochberg reveals the way that the fear, the abuse and even torture create the emotional bond between the abused and the abuser. They also discuss specific cases and examples of abusive relationships.
Dr. Frank Ochberg applauds Dr. Wanis: "You do have a really powerful way of joining, looking, searching human behavior; it’s a real skill and it’s a pleasure to have a conversation with you."
Whitney Houston – addiction, enablers & parasites
Radio New Zealand National with Jim Mora
She died the day before the Grammy Awards - Whitney Houston - one of the iconic voices of the Twentieth century who made a tremendous contribution to the music world but was plagued by a tumultuous life of abuse and addiction.
Radio New Zealand National's Jim Mora interviews Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis PhD for his insights into Whitney Houston, celebrities and addiction; Patrick reveals that stress and traumas shrink the brain and lead to addiction; he also discusses the “Impostor Syndrome” and the unique challenges that celebrities face and the prevalence of drugs in the music industry; “drugs are the hors d’oeuvres of many music parties.” Patrick Wanis PhD also exposes the parasites (the entourage) that surround celebrities and enable, supply & perpetuate the celebrity’s addiction.
Whitney Houston – the new drug culture
Jay Thomas Show - SiriusXM Satellite Radio
FOX News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly labeled Whitney Houston as fatalistic and self-destructive, saying she wanted to kill herself by using drugs for decades. Bill O’Reilly also said Whitney “was an adult who made a decision to embrace the drug life.” But New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had state government buildings' flags lowered to half-staff on the day of Houston's funeral angering critics who claimed that the flag tribute is an insult to real heroes.
Jay Thomas – two time Emmy Award winning actor and host of SiriusXM satellite radio show – claims that we are celebrating and encouraging bad behavior and drug addicts by giving them recognition and entertainment awards: Amy Winehouse who died from alcohol addiction received a posthumous Grammy in 2012 and Chris Brown who abused his girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, also performed at the 2012 Grammys.
Jay Thomas interviews Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis PhD for his insights into Whitney Houston, drug addiction, the new drug culture and the common practice of doctors & therapists charging celebrities exorbitant fees while not really caring about their wellbeing. (Dr. Conrad Murray who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson, charged Michael $150,000.00 a month to be his doctor.) In a highly controversial and forthright interview, Patrick Wanis PhD also discusses the DSM V (Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) which proposes labeling shyness, grieving and defiant behavior by children as mental illnesses; Patrick Wanis also exposes the new drug culture – ‘anytime something goes wrong take a pill’ - a strategy, paradigm and practice that he claims perpetuates, enables and promotes drug addiction. N.B. This interview contains adult language and themes.
Gurus, cults and brainwashing
Exclusive podcast interview
Charles Manson, Reverend Jim Jones and Joseph Kibweteere are three famous cult leaders. (Kibweteere was the leader of a suicidal cult that splintered from the Roman Catholic Church in Uganda. In March 17, 2000, in a mass murder/suicide, at least 780 people died with some reports placing the final number above 1,000.)
Heaven's Gate was another cult -an American UFO religion based in San Diego, California, founded and led by Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles. On March 26, 1997, police discovered the bodies of 39 members of the group who had committed suicide.
In 2011, New Age Guru, NY Times bestselling author of "Harmonic Wealth: The Secret of Attracting the Life You Want", and a featured teacher on "The Secret", James Arthur Ray was convicted by a jury on three counts of negligent homicide in the deaths of Kirby Brown, James Shore and Liz Neuman. They were among dozens who participated in the Sweat Lodge ceremony Ray led near Sedona in October 2009. And in 2011, Mahendra Trivedi, was touted as a healer, with “the ability to change the molecular structure of cancer cells, radioactive water, virus, bacteria, fungus etc” and his promotional material claims “He has had success with advanced cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic headaches and many other health challenges.” Trivedi’s followers and sales affiliates and promotional and marketing materials refer to him as the Second Coming of Christ. Despite unsupported and undocumented claims of the existence of four thousand studies from institutions around the world, Penn State University, the only US institution to research Trivedi’s alleged gift and ability found no substance to his claims. “Mahendra Trivedi was tested extensively at the Penn State University’s Materials Research Laboratory on several occasions from June – September 2009, and we did not observe any changes in materials or their properties as a result of his ‘blessings’” wrote Dr. Tania Slawecki. Now people close to Trivedi claim he is a scam artist, a cult leader and a fraud with some women accusing him of sexual harassment and sexual assault.
How do brainwashing, mind control and influence occur? How do intelligent and educated people fall into the hands and the mental, emotional, psychological and sexual control of cult leaders, false teachers and corrupted gurus?
Michele Morrisette of PurQi.com http://www.purqi.com/ interviews Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis PhD for the answers. “PurQi is an organization dedicated to help educate and encourage new research in the areas of spiritual seeking, healing modalities, energy transmissions, transformation, enlightenment, and consciousness.”
Patrick Wanis PhD reveals that cult leaders often display strong characteristics of narcissism as well as profiles of a psychopath: a charismatic leader who increasingly becomes the object of worship creating disciples, followers and devotees; they engage in processes of "coercive persuasion", "thought reform" and “acts humiliating followers” and; they manipulate and exploit the people who idealize and idolize them, and they manipulate and exploit those people economically and sexually.
Patrick Wanis PhD reveals the six key human emotional needs that unknowingly influence an individual’s decision-making process and easily leads them into cults, brainwashing and mind control. Wanis reveals how people become victims and examines the James Arthur Ray case, Mahendra Trivedi and Charles Manson as individuals with highly persuasive tendencies that led them on the path to becoming gurus/cult leaders instead of teachers. Patrick Wanis PhD also reveals the reasons why most of the victims of these cult leaders are women and explains why these types of groups/cults often replace the role of traditional religion.
To listen to an earlier interview Patrick Wanis PhD gave to Jim Peake about the dangers of gurus and cults, click here: http://patrickwanis.com/Beware_of_Gurus.asp
To listen to the interview Patrick Wanis PhD gave to Jim Peake about “how gullible are you?”, click here: http://patrickwanis.com/RadioInterviews.asp#HowGullibleAreYou
Watch Patrick Wanis PhD on TruTV with Vinnie Politan “The dangers of gurus - James Ray guilty of negligent homicide- Patrick Wanis PhD TruTV” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvMyoFLdQQ0
Read the article by Patrick Wanis PhD “How A Self-Help Guru Brainwashed 3 People To Their Death”: http://headdrama.com/article/life/41486/9136/how-self-help-guru-brainwashed-3-people-their-death
Self-help scams & greed
National Public Radio interview
The self-help industry generates about ten-billion dollars each year. But without any licensing, regulation or oversight, anyone can call him or herself a guru, spiritual leader or self-help teacher and accordingly teach and lead seminars, retreats and programs. Subsequently, many such gurus and teachers make outrageous and unsupported claims of power, wisdom and even the ability to heal and transform their followers and customers.
In 2011, New Age Guru, NY Times bestselling author of "Harmonic Wealth: The Secret of Attracting the Life You Want", and a featured teacher on "The Secret", James Arthur Ray was convicted and sentenced to prison on three counts of negligent homicide in the deaths of Kirby Brown, James Shore and Liz Neuman who participated in the Sweat Lodge ceremony Ray led near Sedona in October 2009. Now the victims' families are calling out for regulations to protect those seeking enlightenment.
Laurel Morales is a reporter and journalist with "Fronteras: The Changing America Desk" (an unprecedented, multimedia collaboration among seven public radio stations.) Laurel Morales interviews Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis PhD for insights into the reasons people pay exorbitant sums of money for self-help programs (participants paid $10,000 for James Arthur Ray's "Spiritual Warrior Retreat" and another couple spent over $120,000 with James Arthur Ray in one year alone); Patrick Wanis PhD also reveals the psychological and subconscious drives and motivations that push people to seek out gurus and give up their power and become dangerously obedient to a 'spiritual leader.' Wanis also reveals that the self-help movement is no longer about liberating people but rather having consumers and followers surrender themselves and their money to the leaders of a movement who are now more interested in helping themselves to money and power than they are in helping individuals to actually liberate and empower themselves.
Charlie Sheen: A danger to his kids?
WVRX-FM 105.9 The Edge - The Kirk McEwen & Mike O'Meara Morning Show
Authorities removed Charlie Sheen's twin boys from his home after his estranged wife, Brooke Mueller filed a restraining order alleging Sheen was abusive to her. Brooke Mueller filed for a temporary restraining order and a custody order.
Kirk McEwen & Mike O'Meara hosts of the Morning Show on WVRX-FM 105.9 The Edge in Washington DC, interview Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD for insights into the mind, behavior and dangers of Charlie Sheen. Patrick Wanis PhD says that Charlie Sheen is suffering from the effects of years of drug use and abuse ("drug use destroys your judgment, character and values") but also adds that no one has spoken openly about Sheen's real issue - his obsessive desire to convince the world and himself that he is a winner. Patrick Wanis PhD warns that Sheen is not just a danger to himself but potentially a danger to the people around him, including his children.
Chris Brown, Charlie Sheen, Lawrence Taylor - racism & misogyny?
In a contentious interview on Good Morning America, Robin Roberts asks singer Chris Brown about the assault on Rihanna and the restraining order. Subsequently, Chris Brown allegedly became violent in his dressing room, threw an object at a window smashing it, took off his shirt and after several angry confrontations with show staff and security, left the building shirtless. Following the incident Brown sent a message on Twitter "I'm so over people bring this past s**t up!! Yet we praise Charlie sheen and other celebs for [their] bullsh**t."
Is Chris Brown right?
The media continues to hound Chris Brown for assaulting Rihanna while Charlie Sheen still remains the golden boy even though he, too, assaulted a woman. Rolling Stone magazine in April 2011 issue refers to Charlie Sheen as being American as pie; Nancy Grace on CNN attacks NFL hall of famer, Lawrence Taylor for admitting in 2004 to often using 6 prostitutes a day but did she offer the same criticism to Charlie Sheen for the same behavior? Is racism an element in the different treatment by the media towards Brown and Sheen? Does the media give free passes to misogynists as long as they are rich and powerful; Lawrence Taylor who was sentenced to six years' probation after pleading guilty to sexual misconduct and patronizing and underage prostitute openly and unashamedly said on FOX News with Sheppard Smith openly stated he uses prostitutes because he doesn't want to deal with women's feelings and emotions.
Jim Peake of MySuccessGateway.com interviews Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis PhD about our biases towards celebrities and violence against women, and why we give Charlie Sheen a free pass while being tough on Chris Brown. Patrick Wanis PhD also reveals that we are sold and persuaded by people who are passionate and arrogant in their conviction. Wanis also says that Chris Brown was completely wrong in his response to the interview but also questions why Robin Roberts touched Brown on his knee during the interview - a body language sign of condescension, authority or over familiarity on the part of Robin Roberts towards Chris Brown.
America's decline - morality & celebrities
May Lee Show
"This country is in a mess…it is going down the tubes. People are lost…People are giving up" says media personality, journalist and show host, May Lee. She says Americans could learn a lot from the Asian work ethic and morality.
May Lee interviews Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis PhD about what is going wrong in the US right now. Wanis asserts that the perceived decline in the US is primarily and directly due to the overall breakdown in morality. Wanis says that for centuries, our common and even individual morality and ethics primarily came from religion but today, as many people have moved away from religious teachings, they also moved away from moral and ethical codes, and instead society is now rewarding bad celebrity behavior: New York Governor Elliot Spitzer was exposed in a prostitution scandal and he later went on to host a show on CNN; Ashley Alexandra Dupré - the call girl/prostitute to Spitzer was rewarded with a column in the New York Post; Lindsay Lohan continues to be celebrated despite being sentenced to jail five times in four years and; Rachel Uchitel - one of Tiger Wood's mistresses became a celebrity - "Uchitel was a cast member in the fourth season of the VH1 reality television program Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which documents notable persons being treated for substance abuse. Dr. Drew Pinsky, who normally is not involved with casting for the series, reportedly visited Uchitel personally in order to convince her to be cast on the show, for which she was paid $500,000 to appear, which is double the amount initially offered to her by producers." (Source: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Uchitel#Media_appearances ) Also read Patrick Wanis’ “The Top Ten Celebrity Meltdowns” http://patrickwanis.com/blog/index.php/the-top-ten-celebrity-meltdowns-of-2011/
Women want it all but can’t – children, husbands & marriages suffer
Exclusive Podcast with Dr. Vicki Panaccione
Can women have it all?
The argument and debate continues to grow regarding women who want it all. In 2005, Jada Pinkett Smith, married to actor and singer, Will Smith, claimed that women can have it all. In fact, she told a Harvard audience, "Don’t let anybody define who you are. Don’t let them put you in a box. Don’t be afraid to break whatever feeling anybody has put on you."
And then she went on to say, "Women, you can have it all — a loving man, devoted husband, loving children, a fabulous career. They say you got to choose. Nah, nah, nah, we are a new generation of women. We got to set a new standard of rules around here. You can do whatever it is you want. All you have to do is want it."
Most of the argument focuses on the corporate world, arguing that it and men should shift so that women can have greater careers, so women can be more successful at work or can still juggle a family and a career. "The perspective that everyone seems to be neglecting is: if women do set out to have it all, what will the impact be on their children, husbands and families?" asks Human Behavior expert Patrick Wanis PhD.
Vicki Panaccione is a child psychologist, and she's also the founder of www.betterparentinginstitute.com Patrick Wanis and Vicki explore the serious impact that women have on children and explains that women also need to feel happy and fulfilled as mothers, otherwise, their unhappiness has a negative impact on the children. Patrick and Vicki explore the differences between nursing and feeding, the bonds between mother and child, what children really need versus what parents think they need, the effect on husbands when wives make careers their priority, the significance of a mother taking care of herself first, and, "Passionate partners make better parents."
Read the transcript of the interview here: http://patrickwanis.com/blog/women-want-it-all-but-cant-children-husbands-marriages-suffer/
Anger ages you and can kill you
Exclusive interview with Dr. Michael Bauerschmidt
A study in 2000 found that among 12,986 middle-aged African-American and white men and women, those who rated high in traits such as anger, but had normal blood pressure, were more prone to coronary artery disease (CAD) or heart attack. And the angriest people faced twice the risk of CAD and three times the risk of heart attack compared to subjects with the lowest levels of anger.
"The angrier we stay the shorter we live!" says Michael Bauerschmidt, MD, MBA and Medical Director Full Potential Health Care, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Mike practices Functional medicine - a personalized medicine that deals with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of symptoms for serious chronic disease.
Dr. Mike reveals to Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD the ways anger triggers the Fight-or-Flight response, exhausts the Adrenal Glands, creates Oxidative Stress, ages the body and can kill you. Dr. Mike also explains the effect of anger on Neurotransmitters and its link to depression and other disorders. Dr. Mike and Patrick Wanis PhD reveal techniques to handle anger (including instances when the Fight-or-Flight response are triggered), what to do when you feel a surge of anger and why exercising when you are really angry is dangerous.
Also read “Running from Anger” by Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD to learn more about the dangers of running from anger and to gain more solutions to setting yourself free from anger:http://patrickwanis.com/blog/running-from-anger
Radical healing with functional medicine
Exclusive interview with Dr. Michael Bauerschmidt
Heart disease, hormonal imbalance, weight issues, adrenal fatigue, chronic pain, low thyroid, digestive problems and autoimmune disease; these are now common complaints in Western society. In fact, the United States is now the most medicated nation in the world but 36th on the list of the healthiest nations. And according to one doctor and medical director, these common complaints should not be common.
"Are you tired of having the doctor tell you that 'your lab work is fine, you're just getting older'? Don't accept that. Aches and pains, poor digestion, lack of energy and low sex drive are not a normal part of aging" says Michael Bauerschmidt, MD, MBA and Medical Director Full Potential Health Care, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Dr. Mike practices Functional medicine - a personalized medicine that deals with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of symptoms for serious chronic disease. It is a science-based field of health care. Dr. Mike tells a personal story of the failure of western medicine that led him to change the way he practices medicine and two years after an a car accident, undergoing extensive and numerous surgeries, procedures and medication, Dr. Mike found himself worse off than immediately following the accident. Dr. Mike then met another fellow doctor who changed his life.
Dr. Mike tells Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD about his extraordinary story, his clinic and the his new healing approach. Dr. Mike reveals the primary strategy of identifying DEEP (toxins): Diet, Emotions, Environment and Physicality. He also reveals the keys to health weight loss; the top 5 health recommendations; explains why adrenal exhaustion is so rampant; the link between gut & digestive problems and chronic illness & disease, and the secret to maintaining one's sugar levels throughout the day as a way to prevent putting on weight and avoiding chronic illness, fatigue and aging. Dr. Mike also shares with Patrick Wanis PhD the single greatest danger to your health.
Mel Gibson meltdown- racism, violence, death threats, money?
Russ Morley show news/talk 850 WFTL
The purported audio recording of an argument over the phone between Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva, the mother of Mel Gibson’s 8-month-old daughter, reveals Mel Gibson making racist remarks, a death threat and sexist remarks against Oksana Grigorieva.
There is no justification for the threats or remarks that Mel Gibson made to Oksana Grigorieva and there can be no excuses or justification if in fact, he did hit her. Meanwhile, there are still many unanswered questions; questions the police will also be asking. Oksana Grigorieva was in Mel Gibson’s house at the time of the phone call (he says so during the call); Oksana Grigorieva says she is afraid for her life and the life of her child so why didn’t she leave his house immediately? Why didn’t she hang up and call the police immediately? Why did she never release these tapes to the police? The eight-minute phone call is obviously a second phone call between Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva in a matter of minutes as he begins by saying don’t hang up on me which would indicate she had just hung up on him on a prior call. What was said during that prior phone call – did he make other threats? What did they say to each other that got Mel Gibson so worked up?
Oksana Grigorieva claims that Mel Gibson punched her and smashed two of her teeth and says that she told a dentist that Mel Gibson hit her, so why did he not call the police when he is required to so by California law? How did no one else see her bruised face? Mel Gibson was married for 28 years to Robyn Moore and has seven children and two grand children; why has there never been any reports of domestic violence prior to his relationship with his girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva? Was there domestic violence during his marriage to Robin and if so, how was it kept so quiet in Hollywood?
Russ Morley, host of the morning show on News/Talk 850 WFTL interviews Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD for insights into the Mel Gibson meltdown. Patrick Wanis PhD reveals Mel Gibson’s history with alcohol – dating back to age 13, his homophobic comments in the 1990s, his claims that he is Manic Depressive, his religious fanaticism (it’s alleged he and his wife split over differing religious beliefs), and his father’s influence (he minimizes the Holocaust saying Germany did not have enough gas to kill 6 million Jews.) Patrick Wanis PhD also discusses the controversial element and impact of money: Mel Gibson’s talent agency dropped him as a result of this phone call audio recording but it did not drop him when he made homophobic remarks in the 1990s when Mel Gibson’s career was booming; Mel Gibson’s representatives claim Oksana Grigorieva was trying to extort money from Mel Gibson in order to keep the recording hidden; Oksana Grigorieva signed a document (a form of a pre-nuptial for co-habitants) early on in the relationship with Mel Gibson preventing her from making claims for Gibson’s money and assets but that could all change if she files a civil lawsuit for injuries sustained from the alleged attack by Mel Gibson.
Charlie Sheen: “I’ll kill you”
Alan Stock Newsradio 840 KXNT Las Vegas
According to a police report, actor Charlie Sheen threatened his wife, saying “I’ll kill you.” Brooke Mueller says her husband Charlie Sheen sat on her, strangled her, and held a knife to her throat on Christmas day. Charlie Sheen was arrested on Christmas Day after Brooke Mueller, his third wife, told police he had pulled a knife on her and threatened to have her killed; Sheen pleaded guilty to misdemeanor third degree assault and could have gotten 3 years in jail but a judge sentenced Sheen to a 30-day jail term, and was ordered to undergo 36 hours of counseling on domestic violence. Sheen will receive credit for time already spent in rehab and so he avoids any jail time.
The police report states:
The couple was in the only upstairs bedroom of the house. They got into a dispute because Mueller wanted a divorce and she was taking the kids. Estevez became enraged and grabbed Mueller by the upper front part of her neck. Estevez had Mueller straddled face up on the bed. Estevez started to strangle Mueller then he pulled out a knife he always carries on his person and held the knife to Mueller's neck and threatened, "You better be in fear. If you tell anybody I'll kill you...your mother's money means nothing...I have ex-police I can hire who know how to get the job done and they won't leave any trace."
Mueller stated, "I was terrified and felt for the first time in my life I was going to die." Mueller said to Estevez, "You're right, you're right, your right. I'm sorry. I love you." Mueller said Estevez held the knife to her neck for approximately 20 minutes. I asked Mueller which hand held her neck and which hand held the knife. Mueller was unable to recall that detail. Mueller stated that Estevez was angry, agitated, and gritting his teeth as he threatened her. Estevez spit in Mueller's face while he held her down.
Alan Stock, host of the afternoon show on 840 KXNT Las Vegas interviews Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD for insights into the incident with Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller. Patrick Wanis PhD says the case of Charlie Sheen and Mel Gibson have both failed to highlight the serious issue of domestic violence and too many people including groups that represent survivors of domestic abuse have remained silent about Charlie Sheen. Patrick Wanis PhD argues that favoritism and money are reasons that Charlie Sheen or his TV show “Two and a half men” are not being boycotted
Click here to read the transcript of this interview: http://patrickwanis.com/blog/index.php/2010/08/10/charlie-sheen-ill-kill-you/
Rites of passage and manhood
Exclusive interview with Aaron Huey
In 2010, Jennifer Anniston said that women can have and raise children without men; fathers are unnecessary: “Women are realizing more and more that you don’t have to settle, they don’t have to fiddle with a man to have that child …They are realizing if it’s that time in their life and they want this part they can do it with or without that.”
But Aaron Huey, Co-founder and President of Fire Mountain Programs, says a woman can’t teach a boy masculinity in the same way that a man can’t teach a girl femininity.
Aaron Huey tells Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD that boys also need a rite of passage to move from boyhood to manhood. Aaron also reveals the origins and significance of rites of passage, and explains that if adults don’t provide a rite of passage, children will create their own i.e. gangs, sex, drugs and rock and roll. Aaron and Wanis also explore the definition of masculinity and call out men who refuse to fulfill their responsibilities as a father because of immaturity, divorce or other excuses about the mother of the child. (Learn more about Teen Coming of Age Rite of Passage Camps and watch the video here: http://www.firemountainprograms.com/boulder-colorado-summer-camp/boulder-colorado-summer-camp-teen-summer-camps-classes/boulder-colorado-summer-camp-warrior-phoenix-challenge )
Lindsay Lohan - Celebrities and shoplifting?
KXNT Las Vegas Morning News
Lindsay Lohan pleaded not guilty when she was charged with felony grand theft related to a necklace allegedly taken from a California jewelry store. Why do celebrities such as Winona Ryder or Bai Ling shoplift or steal? (The DA reduced shoplifting charges against Bai Ling to an infraction.) Is it entitlement, a publicity stunt or kleptomania? News host Joe Gillespe and news anchor Corey Olsen - morning hosts of Newsradio 840 KXNT Las Vegas: The KXNT Morning News interview Human Behavior Expert and Celebrity Life Coach Patrick Wanis PhD for his opinion and insights into the world of celebrities and the way that many businesses give away merchandise and favors to celebrities as a way to get more publicity for both.
Brett Favre sabotages his legacy
KXNT Las Vegas Morning News
Retired Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre admitted to inappropriate texting and is now being sued by two former NY Jets employees over allegations of sexual misconduct. What possibly motivated his behavior? The KXNT Morning News spoke with Human Behavior Expert and Celebrity Life Coach Patrick Wanis PhD for his opinion. Patrick Wanis PhD explores the Brett Favre’s motivations. Is he clinging to the past and trying to be an adolescent? Patrick Wanis reveals that sexual conquests is not the definition of manhood and that Brett Favre should be focusing on his legacy – contributing rather conquering.
Ban Bad Celebrities
Alan Stock Newsradio 840 KXNT Las Vegas
Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Chris Brown, David Boreanaz are just four examples of bad celebrities - people embroiled in scandals and accusations of harassment or violence against women.
According to a police report, actor Charlie Sheen’s wife, Brooke Mueller says her husband Charlie Sheen sat on her, strangled her, and held a knife to her throat on Christmas day. Charlie Sheen was arrested on Christmas Day after Brooke Mueller, his third wife, told police he had pulled a knife on her and threatened to have her killed; Sheen pleaded guilty to misdemeanor third degree assault and could have gotten 3 years in jail but a judge sentenced Sheen to a 30-day jail term, and was ordered to undergo 36 hours of counseling on domestic violence. Sheen will receive credit for time already spent in rehab and so he avoids any jail time.
Should we ban bad celebrities?
Alan Stock, host of the afternoon show on 840 KXNT Las Vegas interviews Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD for insights into bad celebrity behavior; why do they engage in this behavior? Should we look up to celebrities as morally worthy role models? Patrick Wanis PhD says that we should separate the art from the artist but also adds that there needs to be a limit. Patrick Wanis also identifies favoritism and vested interest i.e. money and profits in the Charlie Sheen scandal.
Click here to read the transcript of this interview: http://patrickwanis.com/blog/index.php/2010/08/05/charlie-sheen-ban-bad-celebrities/
Is racism more important than violence against women?
Russ Morley show news/talk 850 WFTL
While people are angry at Mel Gibson they are ignoring Charlie Sheen who has been charged with allegedly putting a knife to his wife's throat. And according to Celebrity Life Coach and Human Behavior & Relationship Expert, Patrick Wanis PhD, "We give free-passes to people we like and we react harsher to racist remarks than we do to actual violence against women - although both are seriously wrong. The media and public have been quite vocal in expressing opinions and judgments about Mel Gibson and his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva; some calling Mel Gibson a racist violent monster while others call Oksana a gold digger but with so many recordings and media coverage, Mel Gibson has become a joke - a kind of drunken modern-day Archie Bunker - and now the attention has turned off domestic violence. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger compared Mel Gibson to the Gulf of Mexico oil leak saying Gibson could not be contained."
Russ Morley, host of the morning show on News/Talk 850 WFTL interviews Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD for insights into the Mel Gibson meltdown and why Hollywood and the media are being quiet about Charlie Sheen and the charges of assault against his wife. Patrick Wanis PhD reveals that "We are showing favoritism towards Charlie Sheen. We watch Charlie Sheen on his weekly TV show and for almost 7 years, and we welcome his TV character and welcome him in life as a bad boy but we refuse to see him as a man who has abused a woman. The reality of his abuse, of his violence against a woman, is ignored because people generally seem to like him, to find him affable, viewing him as basically just a boy who is slightly wild and has not yet grown up. If we had heard the conversation between Charlie and his wife, would we still be giving him the free=pass? People quickly condemned Chris Brown for assaulting Rihanna but was that because we saw the photo of her bruised face or because Chris Brown is black and so our bias and prejudice spiked our anger and condemnation?” Patrick Wanis PhD also discusses the detrimental effect the Mel Gibson and Oksana case is having on the real issue of domestic violence and Battered Woman’s Syndrome.
To read more about Battered Woman’s Syndrome, click here http://patrickwanis.com/blog/index.php/2010/07/19/battered-womans-syndrome/ and to read the release “Is racism more important than violence against women?” click here http://patrickwanis.com/blog/index.php/2010/07/22/is-racism-more-important-than-violence-against-women/
Stop listening to Mel Gibson – stop confusing the art and the artist
Derryn Hinch 3AW radio show - Australia
There can be no defense for the meltdown by Mel Gibson, making racist remarks, a death threat and sexist remarks against girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, but extreme transparency and listening to Mel Gibson hurts us as much if not more than it hurts him according to Patrick Wanis PhD who says we need to separate the art from the artist and realize many artists and entertainers are dysfunctional and not necessarily morally good people.
“We have become more interested in the artist’s personal life than his or her art and the danger is that it will simply end our enjoyment of their work – movies, songs and TV shows” according to Patrick Wanis PhD – Human Behavior & Relationship Expert. “While there is no defense for Mel Gibson’s meltdown and behavior, most artists and Hollywood actors and actresses are riddled and driven by their emotional pain and dysfunction; very few artists, entertainers or even athletes are morally worthy of being role models, and there is no real tangible benefit for us by delving and reliving all of the details of incidents such as Gibson’s rant and tirade. As we now learn more and more about the sordid details of the personal lives of artists such as Mel Gibson or even Lindsay Lohan, we are damning the art as well as the artist and we can never again fully enjoy the artist’s work. If we do this with every artist, there will be no art left to enjoy ; do we ban all bad celebrities? Michael Jackson was an alleged pedophile; Cecil B DeMille directed the biblical epic “The Ten Commandments” but he was a married man with serial mistresses; Phil Spector produced some of the biggest musical hits of the 1960s but he was found guilty of murder; Academy Award winning actress Liza Minnelli struggled with alcohol abuse and allegedly beat up her fourth husband; Singer Bing Crosby and actress Joan Crawford were child abusers – her daughter Christina recalls her mother dragging her from bed in the middle of the night, aged nine, to beat her over the head with a can of scouring powder for leaving soap streaks on a bathroom floor.; best-selling author, Stephen King says he was so frequently drunk that he can’t even remember writing CUJO and; movie director Woody Allen married Soon-Yi, the adopted daughter of his former girlfriend. Do we throw out all of the art as we damn the artist and damn their art?” asks Dr. Wanis.
“With the power of technology and the internet we now have developed extraordinarily dangerous and destructive transparency and now we are more interested in the real life bad behavior of people such as Lindsay Lohan and Mel Gibson than we are in their acting; Lindsay’ greatest and possibly only career now is her real life drama.”
“When we look deeper into the personal lives of celebrities, entertainers and those we mistakenly idolize and when we seek out all of the sordid details, we warp and erode our image of them, with little benefit for us; perhaps it is best to focus on their artistic contribution and not get so heavily involved in their personal lives” concludes Dr. Wanis.
Derryn Hinch, host of the radio 3AW 693, Melbourne, Australia interviews Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert and Clinical Hypnotherapist, Patrick Wanis PhD, for insights into the Mel Gibson meltdown. Derryn Hinch and Patrick Wanis debate the topic of separating the art from the artist; Derryn Hinch suggests we cut off the art of artists who are morally reprehensible.
America’s Obsession with young girls – Miley Cyrus
Broadminded -XM Radio
Miley Cyrus has been harshly criticized for her photo shoot for Vanity Fair. She apologized for the photos but how did this happen and why? Patrick Wanis joins the ladies of XM radio’s Broadminded show to discuss why the photos are inappropriate and how they play into “America’s obsession with young girls.” Patrick also reveals the psychological motivations behind John McCain, Barrack Obama and Hilary Clinton’s run for President and what all three have in common. The XM ladies challenge Patrick: “Isn’t it time Hilary gives up?” Patrick also highlights the similarities between Hilary Clinton and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Michael Jackson – a victim
KSRO/ CNN radio
Michael Jackson will probably be remembered as much for his strange and bizarre behavior as his music legacy, genius and talent. But what triggered his antics – dangling a baby over a hotel balcony, numerous plastic surgery and claims that he molested boys? Was it the price of fame or the result of other emotional and psychological issues? Was Michael Jackson another victim of the drug addiction mentality and disorder of Hollywood and the music industry? For example, country singer Tammy Wynette was addicted to Demerol, silent movies actor Wallace Reid died from addiction to morphine, Heath Ledger died from a cocktail of prescription drugs – multiple prescriptions from various doctors, and, the list goes on.
Curtis Kim of KSRO 1350 and CNN radio interviews Celebrity Life Coach and Human Behavior Expert, Patrick Wanis PhD for insight into the mind and emotions of Michael Jackson. In an enlightening and controversial interview, Patrick unfurls shocking revelations about the King of Pop. Patrick reveals that “Michael Jackson was a victim of childhood abuse, a victim of being a childhood star and ultimately a victim of his fame and celebrity. The king of pop was still a little boy lost and hurt.” Patrick also says that abuse as a child leads to feelings of inferiority, anger, hostility, inability to form meaningful relationships in adulthood – primarily because of trust issues. Patrick also states that “Michael antic’s were as much the result of public pressure and criticism as they were his deeper emotional pain and emotional immaturity…He often regressed in his behavior. He was still a child – probably somewhere in pre-pubescence – listen to his voice and the helpless, childlike way he described his encounter when the police searched and stripped him naked following claims that he had molested a boy.”
Revenge is destroying Christie Brinkley
Bob and Sherri syndicated show
Celebrity supermodel Christie Brinkley chose to go public about the sordid affair her husband Peter Cook had, but what is her motivation? Patrick Wanis joins Bob and Sherri’s nationally syndicated show to reveal that Christie Brinkley is being driven by revenge and payback over her humiliating betrayal by her husband. Patrick explains how Brinkley’s move will harm her and her children as hatred, bitterness and revenge take over and consume her. Patrick also justifies Brinkley’s emotions and points out the irony that her husband betrayed his wife Brinkley, a woman made famous for youth and beauty by cheating with another girl full of youth and beauty.
Why men cheat?
700 WLW Ohio "Eddie and Tracy"
What pushes, inspires, encourages or leads a man to cheat? Is it lust, power, boredom, escape or something missing in the relationship? Is a handsome man more likely to cheat than a man who has power, influence and money? Why would someone married to a successful, beautiful woman choose to cheat on her such as Shania Twain’s famous music producer husband, John “Mutt Lange” did? Patrick Wanis joins famous radio personalities Eddie and Tracy of 700 WLW Ohio to share his insights into male behavior, the male ego, and the human brain and its five core emotions that can lead to cheating. Patrick also reveals how women can also fall prey to the power and drive of the reptilian part of the human brain.
Women to blame for men cheating
Hits and Favorites with Richard & Lori syndicated show
A book by a marriage counselor claims women are to blame when men cheat because women don’t show enough appreciation to their man and they don’t value their man sufficiently. “The Truth about Cheating” by Gary Neuman says the no. 1 reason men cheat is "feeling underappreciated - a lack of thoughtful gestures" by the woman. Gary Neuman says cheaters are not the bad, rotten guys; "they can also be nice guys that get lost and do the wrong thing." But Human Behavior Expert and Clinical Hypnotherapist Patrick Wanis PhD, says "Again here is another man who removes the responsibility of infidelity from the man who cheated and places it right in the lap of the woman by claiming that it is women's responsibility to build up the man and make him feel valued because Neuman claims that is what men are searching for and expecting from women." Patrick Wanis joins radio personalities Richard Stevens and Lori St. James to share his insights and explain why Gary Neuman’s claim is false and destructive to women’s self-esteem. Patrick also reveals that Neuman’s experience as a marriage counselor is being poorly used to simply repeat the excuses that men give and omits the empowering lesson that men and women should learn: we all have choices about how we react to the way people “make” or leave us feeling.
Cheating & narcissism: Lessons from Peter Cook
Broadminded -XM Radio
Peter Cook former husband of supermodel Christie Brinkley told Barbara Walters on ABC's "20/20," that he blames Brinkley for his affair: "I wanted a little acknowledgement, a little attention, a little thank-you every now and then for my efforts, for the amount of time I took to care for her and my family, for the wealth I was building." But Human Behavior Expert and Clinical Hypnotherapist Patrick Wanis PhD, says "Cook's excuse is more than demeaning to women; it's shameful when you consider that Cook had an affair with an eighteen year-old girl." Patrick Wanis joins the ladies of XM radio’s Broadminded show to reveal the real psychological and behavioral motivations behind Cook’s affair and subsequent actions of blaming Brinkley. Patrick reveals the link between narcissism and cheating, and, explores the issues of personal accountability and responsibility relating to how we respond to the way other people make us feel.
Why powerful men cheat with powerless women & do the French believe in "innocent until proven guilty" more than Americans do?
Radio New Zealand National with Jim Mora
Just a few days apart: The former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, was freed from jail on a million (US) dollars bail on the condition he be confined to a New York apartment under armed guard while he awaits trial on attempted-rape charges and; actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted that he cheated on his wife Maria Shriver and fathered a secret child ten years ago with his household staffer - Mildred Patricia Baena – the housekeeper of 20 years.
Why do powerful men cheat and why do powerful men cheat with powerless women? (Arnold Schwarzenegger with his housekeeper, Charlie Sheen has admitted to using prostitutes, Kobe Bryant cheated with a hotel employee in Colorado, President Bill Clinton with an intern and Dominique Strauss-Kahn charged with attempted rape of a hotel maid…)
Radio New Zealand National's Jim Mora interviews Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis PhD for his insights about why powerful men cheat and why they do this with powerless women; Patrick also reveals how men transform and become infected and corrupted when they become powerful and; power is an aphrodisiac to women. Patrick Wanis PhD also cites Lord Acton who in 1887 said "All power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely."
Also listen here to other radio interviews by Patrick Wanis on cheating such as Power leads to cheating - http://patrickwanis.com/RadioInterviews.asp#plcb
Power leads to cheating and betrayal
What do Governor Spitzer, Bill Clinton, Bill Murray, Shania Twain’s famous music producer husband, John “Mutt Lange” and Dr. Phil have in common? Jim Peake of mysuccessgateway.com interviews Patrick Wanis to talk about Patrick’s assertion and insights that “power leads to cheating and betrayal.” Patrick reveals that positions of power, authority and influence as well as any form of power can result in cheating because it can lead to delusions of invincibility, entitlement and the male ego drive to dominate and conquer. Patrick explains how power creates the ultimate test of our morals, values and integrity and he reveals ways to also overcome temptation and the desire for instant gratification. Jim also questions Patrick about the link between the power of priests in the Catholic Church, betrayal and the abuse and molestation of children.
Why politicians cheat
Russ Morley show news/talk 850 WFTL
Cheating politicians and political sex scandals and are not recent phenomena. In 1963, British politician John Profumo resigned after admitting to an affair with a prostitute; in 1974, United States Rep. Wilbur D. Mills suffered his downfall after a scandal involving an exotic dancer; In 1999, US President Bill Clinton is impeached and later acquitted following false testimony about having sexual relations with an intern and; in 2009, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford admits he cheated on his wife and disappeared from the United States for seven days to Argentina to visit his mistress. The list of politicians who have cheated on their wife or committed some sexual act that resulted in a sex scandal is a long one. (You can also read the long and detailed list by Patrick Wanis PhD on his blog.)
Russ Morley, host of the morning show on News/Talk 850 WFTL interviews Human Behavior & Relationship Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD for insights into the reasons why so many politicians cheat. Do politicians cheat more than sports stars or pop & rock stars? Do Republican politicians cheat more than Democrats? Is cheating the result of or even caused by power, opportunity, narcissism, lack of discipline & self-control, false sense of invincibility, delusions of grandeur, corroding relationships, lack of sex within the relationship or something else? (Also read blogs and articles by Patrick Wanis PhD on cheating: Lies, cheating & betrayal; Women to blame for cheating; Cheating, betrayal and self-blame; So much wrong with women; Men who lie and cheat; Is it cheating?)
Top Ten signs of Cheating
Russ Morley show news/talk 850 WFTL
It can be the most devastating revelation: Your partner is cheating on you. Worse: You find out that it has been going on for many months or even years and you never saw it coming -or did you? Often there are many telltale signs of cheating. For some people, the signs can be confusing. Is his or her unusual behavior just a phase representing rough emotional times or is it because he or she is cheating? And what is the Number 1 sign that your partner is cheating on you?
Russ Morley, host of the morning show on News/Talk 850 WFTL interviews Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD as part two of his interview on politicians and cheating. Russ Morley asks Patrick to expose the signs and red flags that scream that your partner is cheating. Patrick Wanis reveals his Top ten list of the signs that your partner is cheating on you. For the full list of all the signs of cheating, read the article and take the quiz by Patrick Wanis PhD. (Also read blogs and articles by Patrick Wanis PhD on cheating: Lies, cheating & betrayal; Women to blame for cheating; Cheating, betrayal and self-blame; So much wrong with women; Men who lie and cheat; Is it cheating?)
Cheating – ego and immaturity
Cosmolicious – Diana Falzone – Sirius Radio
Women often fear that men will cheat on them but do men truly cheat more than women do? What about women betraying women? And what are the causes and motivations behind cheating? Do men cheat purely due to the motivation of extra or exciting sex? Can a relationship survive cheating and betrayal?
Diana Falzone, host of Cosmolicious on Sirius Radio interviews Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD for insights into cheating. Patrick Wanis reveals the links between power, ego, immaturity, low self-esteem and cheating, and, explains why people in their early 20s tend to have the highest incidence of cheating. Diana Falzone also asks Patrick to reveals if a person cheats once, will they do it a second time? and what are the traits of a cheater? Patrick Wanis also gives invaluable advice to women about the significance of making men wait before becoming sexually intimate and reveals what men prize the most. For the full list of all the signs of cheating, read the article and take the quiz by Patrick Wanis PhD. (Also read blogs and articles by Patrick Wanis PhD on cheating: Lies, cheating & betrayal; Women to blame for cheating; Cheating, betrayal and self-blame; So much wrong with women; Men who lie and cheat; Is it cheating?; To get over cheating or a betrayal click here)
Abusive lovers – women blame women
Russ Morley show news/talk 850 WFTL
One in three teens is abused in a relationship and every day, three women die as result of abuse. Domestic violence is a serious problem that is not limited by economic, cultural, educational or geographic factors: R & B singer and celebrity Chris Brown is charged with beating his girlfriend, singer Rihanna. And it seems that today’s children are learning that violence is an acceptable and appropriate response to a domestic disagreement and that it is OK to hit a woman.
According to a new survey by the Boston Public Health Commission, nearly half of Boston-area teenagers say Rihanna (age 21) was responsible for Brown's alleged attack. The survey of 200 Boston youths age 12 to 19 found that 51% said Brown was to blame, 46% said Rihanna was to blame, and 52% said both were to blame for the incident. In addition, 52% said the media were treating Brown unfairly, and "a significant number of males and females" surveyed said Rihanna was destroying Brown's career. But teenage females are not the only ones that think it is OK to hit a woman. Recent surveys in the UK and Australia reveal that large percentages of women think it is OK to for a man to hit her if she deserved it or provoked it.
Russ Morley, host of the morning show on News/Talk 850 WFTL interviews Celebrity Life Coach and Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD for insights into abusive relationships and domestic violence. Why are women blaming women? What can parents do? Are abusive lovers a new problem? How has the hip-hop culture added or exaggerated the problem?
Can children be divine without being narcissistic?
Exclusive interview with Dr. Vicki Panaccione
A US study of 650 teenagers reveals that if children could magically change their life, they would above all else, choose to be famous; above being more intelligent, beautiful or stronger. http://patrickwanis.com/blog/teen-loneliness-self-esteem-desire-fame/ The study reveals that loneliness, depression, isolation and lack of appreciation were contributing factors to those choices because those children believe that fame will offer them a solution to those problems.
In another study in the 1950s, found that 12% of children surveyed believed "I am an important person" while the same study conducted in 1989 found that over 80% children surveyed believed "I am an important person." This is directly related to the self-esteem movement of the 1980s which promoted that we are all important and wonderful people regardless of who we are or what we do. "The challenge is that the movement created a major shift and has resulted in rampant narcissism, entitlement and depression by people completely self-serving versus healthy self-esteem by people who are focused on serving as well as receiving", says Human Behavior expert Patrick Wanis PhD.
What is the answer to raising children with healthy self-esteem who will be able to adapt to society free of narcissism, entitlement and depression? Is the answer to teach children that they are Divine creatures, a gift from God? Or, will that simply make them more narcissistic? Is the better answer, then, to teach children to focus on their behavior and actions, to contributing to the world? Or, will that make them focus on living as "human doings" rather than "human beings"?
Vicki Panaccione is a child psychologist, and she's also the founder and director of www.betterparentinginstitute.com Dr. Patrick Wanis and Dr. Vicki explore the roles of parents and how to raise children with healthy self-esteem. Dr. Vicki reveals her approach with 4 key strategies and her primary teaching to help bring forth the inner value of the person, separate that from the behavior, and keep encouraging children to move in the direction of what is positive and empowering.
Mackenzie Phillips – False Memory Syndrome
Russ Morley show news/talk 850 WFTL
Is actress Mackenzie Phillips a victim of False Memory Syndrome?
Phillips, daughter of the famous singer and musician John Phillips of The Mamas and Papas, claims she had a long-term incestuous relationship with her father, in her tell-all memoir book, “High on Arrival”.
Phillips, the 49-year-old former child star and daughter of the Mamas and the Papas founder John Phillips, says she had consensual sex with her father for years and even says she had sex with her father the night before she was to marry Jeff Sessler, a member of the Rolling Stones entourage, in 1979.
Phillips, best known as Julie Cooper on the sitcom "One Day at a Time," says the sexual relationship became consensual as her life began to spiral out of control. During her time on the hit CBS comedy, which ran from 1975 to 1984, she battled drug addiction and underwent drug rehabilitation. She later was fired from the show in 1980 because of her drug abuse.
On "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Phillips also revealed that her father shot her up with drugs. John Phillips, who died in 2001, had a well-documented drug problem and was convicted of drug trafficking in 1981. He told many stories of his drug abuse in his memoir, "Papa John."
Mackenzie Phillips also claims she had a sexual encounter with rock 'n' roll legend Mick Jagger but actress Bijou Phillips is shooting down her half-sister Mackenzie Phillips’ allegations that their father, Mamas and the Papas leader John Phillips, sexually abused her.
“When I was young my sister told me about this, It ruined my life and my relationship with my father,” Bijou wrote in a Twitter post on Monday on an account that has since been removed. “Up till that point, I was a normal kid. I got good grades, loved my horse, was pretty innocent. I moved out to NYC, at 13.”
According to Bijou the sexual abuse claims, which her half-sister details in her new book, “High On Arrival,” lead to her own life spiraling out of control. “Started doing drugs, did not talk to my Dad anymore…I was deeply f***ed up,” she continued in a series of Tweets. “I’m 29 now, I’ve talked to everyone who was around during that time, I’ve asked the hard questions. I do not believe my Sister. Our father is many things, This is not one of them.”
Bijou says that Mackenzie’s sexual abuse allegations were responsible for her damaged relationship with their father, and says she made up with her father a year before he died when she was 20.
Many of John Phillip’s family members are coming out in his defense with the exception of Half-sister, Chynna Phillips who has said she believes Mackenzie. Is it possible that Mackenzie Phillips is just making up these claims to help generate publicity and sales for her new book or is it possible that she is telling the truth? And why has she waited so many years to reveal this dark secret to the world?
Russ Morley, host of the morning show on News/Talk 850 WFTL interviews Celebrity Life Coach and Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD for insights into Mackenzie Phillips shocking claims. Patrick Wanis also reveals that Phillips might be suffering from False Memory Syndrome and thus she truly believes her own story and tales of sex with dad. Patrick Wanis also reveals the tell-tale signs and behaviors of victims of childhood sexual abuse and explains why she might also be telling the truth while members of her family deny her claims as false and lies.
Girl kidnapped and kept as sex slave 18 years?
Russ Morley show news/talk 850 WFTL
Jaycee Lee Dugard, was 11 years old in 1991 when she was snatched from her school bus stop. She was locked away from the outside world behind a series of fences, sheds and tents in the back of a suburban home for 18 years by a convicted rapist who made her a sex slave and forced her to bear his children.
The media was quick off the draw to report that Jaycee was held captive as a sex slave for 18 years, but, was she truly a slave or did she transform to accept the relationship, even bonding with her abductor and viewing it as a marriage.
Her abductor Phillip Garrido, 58, allegedly raped Jaycee Duggard for years and fathered two children with her, the first when Jaycee was about 14. Those children, both girls now 11 and 15, also lived in the backyard compound but it was later revealed that they did have contact with other people – parents and children. Authorities said Garrido’s 54-year-old wife, Nancy Garrido, was with him during the kidnapping in South Lake Tahoe and she was also arrested and charged.
Authorities first reported that Jaycee and her two daughters appeared to be in good health and not malnourished, although it was first reported that they have never visited a doctor, were schooled at home and almost had no contact with the outside world.
The neighborhood is described as a residential area, with the Garrido's home raising no suspicion from the outside world as to the horrific compound concealed in the backyard.
However, a series of shocking revelations were made as police and authorities dug deeper into this case: the daughters attended birthday parties and were described by others as “well mannered and polite”; Jaycee worked with Garrido at his business and never tried to escape; Jaycee Duggard’s stepfather Terry Probyn told the Associated Press “Jaycee has strong feelings with this guy,” and then went as far as stating “She really feels it’s almost like a marriage.”
How did Garrido succeed in ‘brainwashing’ Jaycee to remain captive even into adulthood? She worked with Garrido at his printing business over the years. She had access to phones, computers and email and, she had numerous contacts with the outside world, so why did she not try to escape? Why did she not try to protect her children or reveal her identity?
Russ Morley, host of the morning show on News/Talk 850 WFTL interviews Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD for insights into the Phillip Garrido, how he brainwashed Jaycee and the effect that this 18 year ordeal will have on Jaycee (now 29) and the effect on the two children fathered by a rapist who now claims he is religious.
There are a total of 4 interviews conducted over the days following the release of Jaycee. Dr. Wanis also references other famous kidnapping cases such as Patty Hearst and Shawn Hornbeck, identifying the similarities, parallels and the psychology of attraction and bonding to abusers. He also explains why Elizabeth Smart never identified, supported or bonded with her abductors while Hearst and Hornbeck did.
Dr. Wanis also reveals the phenomenon known as The Stockholm Syndrome where people abducted, held captive and even raped can still turn around to support and even be romantically involved with the abductor. Read more about that by clicking here. In the series of radio interviews, Dr. Wanis also cites the infamous story of Patty Hearst who after being kidnapped and raped became a member and supporter of the terrorist organization which kidnapped her and says it is a common albeit frightening phenomenon whereby people fall in love with or become emotionally attached to their abuser – including battered wives, abused children and some prisoners of war.
Reality shows lead to divorce
Total Information AM KMOX NewsRadio 1120
As TV reality shows continue to dominate the television landscape, the concern arises that the reality TV sends the message to young people that unless you are on TV you are not special. But is the allure to be on television driven only by the desire to be famous? And what are the consequences of having your life be completely exposed? For almost every married couple, the result is divorce.
TV Reality shows and divorce seem to go hand in hand: TV Reality stars Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey, Britney & Kevin, Hulk Hogan & Linda all ended in divorce. Could Jon and Kate Gosselin be next? Or Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott? Why have so many married couples featured in reality shows ended in divorce? Is there a mysterious curse of reality shows or are there real psychological causes? And what about Sharon & Ozzy Osborne or Gene Simmons & Shannon Tweed; how did they survive the reality show curse?
TV cameras that constantly hound you for great lengths of time trigger automatic involuntary behavioral responses that result in conflict and which erode & corrode relationships, says Celebrity Life Coach and Human Behavior Expert, Patrick Wanis, PhD. In the words of Ron Howard who directed the first film about reality TV, Privacy is precious, cameras that invade your life distort and destroy it.
Debbie Monterrey and Doug McElvein, hosts of Total Information AM show on KMOX NewRadio 1120, interview Celebrity Life Coach and Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD for insights into the mind and profile of a person that invites cameras into his or her home and allows them to show and reveal to the world every personal detail of their life. Patrick Wanis reveals the psychological factors of reality TV that lead to divorce including Emotional Nakedness. Patrick Wanis also issues a word of caution about the effect that social media such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, can have on a person's life and mental and emotional health.
The Putt Putt Syndrome
"The Putt Putt Syndrome" is a movie by Allen Cognata starring Jason London, David Chokachi, Thea Gill, Heather Tom, Robert Maschio and Paul Diomede. The dark comedy movie sets out to publicly reveal a syndrome experienced by many married couples and couples in long term relationships: a point when there is no passion or romance, the partners are not lovers but rather roommates, the dreams have disappeared and the marriage seems to be stuck in contentment and mediocrity void of any excitement or life; marriage and life are putting along and one can almost hear the sounds of the engine of passion almost coming to a complete stall.
Joanie Winberg, founder of the National Association of Divorce for Women and Children and host of “Single Again! Now What?” internet radio show interviews Celebrity Life Coach and Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD (the exclusive relationship expert for the movie, “The Putt Putt Syndrome”) for insights into the syndrome; what it is, how to prevent it and how get out of it. In a thorough and sometimes shocking interview, Patrick Wanis shares his expertise on the mistakes husband and wives make; shares strategies & tips to relight the fire of romance & passion; reveals the most dangerous mistake parents make with their children; reveals the top 4 things a man wants and the top 4 things a woman wants, and, how you can use that knowledge to strengthen and deepen the bond, connection and romance in your relationship.
Soul Mates - fact or dangerous myth?
Are you tired of failed relationships? Do soul mates even exist or is it simply a dangerous myth? Can someone else make you happy and complete you? Is your soul mate perfect? How will you find and attract him or her? Is it too late? Is your partner your soul mate? From where does the concept of soul mates come? Are we designed to spend our entire life with just one person? What is chemical attraction and what does it take to create a lasting, meaningful and healthy relationship?
Joanie Winberg, founder of the National Association of Divorce for Women and Children and host of “Single Again! Now What?” internet radio show interviews Celebrity Life Coach and Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD for insights into love, soul mates and relationships. In a thorough and sometimes shocking interview, Patrick Wanis shares his expertise on your relationship with yourself, smashes wide open the myth behind soul mates and divulges the missing key and five steps to “Finding Your Ideal Match and Loving Yourself.”
Celebrity drugs, lies & cheating?
Russ Morley show news/talk 850 WFTL
Baseball star, A Rod admitted using steroids, Basketball Star, Dwayne Wade’s wife divorced him, originally citing adultery and claims that he gave her a sexually transmitted disease; Micheal Phelps was shown in a photo smoking marijuana from a bong and; R & B singer Chris Brown was arrested for allegedly attacking a woman possibly his girlfriend Rihanna. Celebrity stupidity, lies, drugs and cheating continues dominate the news.
Russ Morley, host of the morning show on News/Talk 850 WFTL interviews Celebrity Life Coach and Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD for insights into celebrity behavior: What drives celebrities to these extremes –the money, power, fame or stress? What are their real issues? What does the public want from these celebrities when they mess up? Should the celebrities be forgiven and what does it take for the public to forgive them and give them a second chance? Wanis reveals the psychological and emotional motivations of celebrities uncovering the link between their roots, upbringing, discipline, insecurities, morality, willpower and the exaggerated effects of money, fame and temptation.
Heath Ledger’s death: The real story??
Danny Wright All Night syndicated show
Famous radio personality, Danny Wright (Wright All Night syndicated radio show) interviews Patrick Wanis for his insights into Heath Ledger’s death. Recorded just a few days after Heath’s death, Patrick Wanis says that his experience, insight and expertise tell him that Heath was suffering from depression. Later, revelations about Heath prove Patrick to be accurate in his comments and summary of Heath. But Patrick goes much further and much deeper into Heath’s psyche, chillingly predicting that much more will be revealed about Heath in the time to come and Patrick is proven correct yet again.
The top 10 Celebrity Meltdowns of 2008
Russ Morley show news/talk 850 WFTL
Actors, sports players and politicians! No one was immune; In 2008, the famous really got drunk on sex, drugs and guns. The delusion of power and invincibility is enough to land celebrities in jail or end their career but when they mixed it with alcohol and drugs, the cocktail was deadly! So what drives celebrities to engage in self-destructive behavior? Is it the intoxication of fame, fortune and power or is it simply stupidity, ego and delusion?
Russ Morley, host of the morning show on News/Talk 850 WFTL interviews Celebrity Life Coach and Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD who has compiled his annual list of The Top Ten Celebrity Meltdowns of 2008 along with his expert insights into their antics and dangerous behavior. Patrick also reveals the effect and impact that money and fame have on our personality, character and psyche.
Protecting Your Children From Drugs
Exclusive podcast interview
Eleven million American adolescents and young adults ages 12-29 need help with drug and alcohol problems; 9 million of these are between the ages of 12-25. (2009 National Study on Drugs and Health). 90% of the nearly 2 million adolescents who need help with drug and alcohol problems are not getting the help they need. (2008 National Study on Drugs and Health.)
A shock to most parents – research and real life studies reveal that parents play the biggest role and are the single most critical factor in determining delinquency, youth violence, and drug abuse; yes, even greater than environmental community factors.
Research also reveals that boys who had very low self-esteem in the sixth or seventh grade were 1.6 times more likely to meet the criteria for drug dependence nine years later than other children. It has been revealed that the root causes of the youth's behavior is the result of the relational conflict within his/her family.
What can parents do to protect their children from drugs and help children who have fallen victim to drugs?
Human Behavior Expert and SRTT Therapist, Patrick Wanis PhD joins Aaron Huey from Fire Mountain Sober Living Home for Teens in Colorado as they explore the link between parents, children, the community and drugs.
Aaron Huey is considered one of the world‘s leading experts in the empowerment of children and families. He has been working with children and parents for over 15 years. His Fire Mountain Sober Living Boys Home is a complete Interruption-Intervention-Integration program. Teens who join this program get the skills to get their lives back on track.
Patrick Wanis PhD and Aaron Huey also reveal:
1. How parents affect children and their behavior
2. What parents can do to positively affect their children rather than infect them
3. How to build a strong relationship within the family
4. What steps to take to help your children break the drug habit and recover to live a productive and happy life
How gullible are you?
Exclusive podcast interview
New Age Guru, NY Times bestselling author of "Harmonic Wealth: The Secret of Attracting the Life You Want", and a featured teacher on "The Secret", James Arthur Ray, is on trial charged with the reckless manslaughter of three people who died in James Ray's sweat lodge when they attended his "Spiritual Warrior" retreat in October 2009. Of the 55 people who participated in the Sweat Lodge, some were doctors, engineers, salespeople, small-business owners and other professionals who paid $10,000 to break down personal barriers. And to do so, according to CNN and the trial, "they were willing to shave their heads, meditate in the desert for 36 hours without food and water, then symbolically die and be reborn in the sweat lodge ritual."
Witnesses in the trial speak of some of the participants wanting to please James Ray and feeling intimidated by a man who made all sorts of promises such as "to have one of the most intense altered states you've ever had in your entire life." Participants engaged in extreme exercises that involved role-playing, sleep deprivation, lectures, journal writing, fasting for 36 hours and extreme physical challenges.
Some commentators such as marketing expert and author, Dave Lakhani, have criticized James Arthur Ray, accusing him of "cult tactics" and accusing the Law of Attraction as being nothing more than a "cult" belief.
How did these professional people fall into this dangerous situation? Did they get conned? How could they be so gullible to pay $10,000 and be lead almost to their death? What type of person could be so gullible? How gullible are you? What are the dangers you should be aware of?
Jim Peake of MySuccessGateway.com interviews Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis PhD to discuss the dangers of gurus and cults and to explore the culpability of James Ray and the participants. Patrick Wanis PhD reveal the emotional states and vulnerabilities that can lead a person to fall into a cult, be brainwashed or simply give away power and control. (To listen to an earlier interview Patrick Wanis PhD gave to Jim Peake about the dangers of gurus and cults, click here: http://patrickwanis.com/Beware_of_Gurus.asp
Beware of gurus
Exclusive podcast interview
New Age Guru and a featured teacher on “The Secret”, James Arthur Ray, held a “Spiritual Warrior” retreat in October 2009, in which three people died and eighteen others were injured after participating in a sweat lodge. It’s been reported that the participants who paid almost $10,000 for the retreat, fasted for 36 hours and then had a breakfast buffet on the day of the sweat lodge. James Ray is now facing possible homicide charges.
The sweat lodge is a Native American tradition and ritual that has been around for hundreds of years. So, what possible mistakes did James Ray make that could have resulted in these deaths?
Some commentators such as marketing expert and author, Dave Lakhani, have criticized James Arthur Ray, accusing him of “cult tactics” and accusing the Law of Attraction as being nothing more than a “cult” belief.
How and why do we create gurus? Is the creation of a guru the first step before the formation of a cult? How do people get seduced into cults? How and why do people get conned?
Jim Peake of mysuccessgateway.com interviews Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis PhD to discuss the dangers of gurus and cults and to delve into the motivations and reasons people create gurus, get enticed by them and how to beware falling prey to cults and brainwashing.
Exclusive podcast interview with James Bernard
Did you know that at takes at least fifteen minutes for your brain to register that your stomach is full? And did you know that new studies reveal that when you diet and thus eat foods that you don’t like, you absorb a lot less of the nutrients? What does it take to become and stay healthy? Michael Pollan wrote in the New York Times Magazine, January 28, 2007: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. That, more or less, is the short answer to the supposedly incredibly complicated and confusing question of what we humans should eat in order to be maximally healthy.” Does that imply that we could or should use our intuition rather than mathematical formulas to guide us to healthy food? In other words, can our body direct us naturally to eat healthy foods that our body needs? And can intuitive eating result in losing weight and being healthy?
Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD has written and taught about the link between negative emotions, stress and weight. http://patrickwanis.com/blog/index.php/2010/12/08/stress-negative-emotions-your-weight/ Patrick Wanis PhD also reveals the “Secrets to losing weight, being thin and loving your body” focusing on emotions, stress and our approach to life. http://patrickwanis.com/Weight-Loss-Hypnosis.asp However, as Patrick Wanis PhD reveals – a lot is being said about food and diets but almost nothing is being said about intuitive eating – using your body to guide you to the food that is healthy and enjoyable.
Patrick Wanis PhD joins Jane Bernard from IntuEating.com - the expert on intuition to discuss intuitive eating. With degrees in philosophy and psychology, Jane is author of “Fine Tuning Connecting with Your Inner Power”, and author of the new book, “Maintain, Don't Gain, 10 Tools for Staying Slim.” Based in New York City, Jane speaks publicly about intuition, and also privately coaches people to use their intuition to lose weight, to write more effectively, and to connect with success.
As Jane Bernard reveals to Patrick Wanis PhD, it's natural to use your intuition to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It's natural to fall off the wagon, get lost, go through changes, get up and repeat it again, and it's natural to fall in step with yourself and achieve long-term weight goals by eating intuitively. This exclusive podcast interview focuses on diet and eating hot-buttons that nobody else talks about. And as Michael Pollan writes: “Humans deciding what to eat without expert help — something they have been doing with notable success since coming down out of the trees — is seriously unprofitable if you’re a food company, distinctly risky if you’re a nutritionist and just plain boring if you’re a newspaper editor or journalist. (Or, for that matter, an eater.)” – The New York Times Magazine, January 28, 2007.
Greed and success at any price
Exclusive podcast interview
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, Senator Larry Craig, Rep. Tim Mahoney, Rep. Mark Foley, Senator John Edwards, Senator Ted Stevens – this is a just a partial list of some politicians involved in lies, corruption, betrayal or other wrong-doing. Then there are sports players like Barry Bonds, Plaxico Burres, Michael Vick and OJ Simpson, or NBA referee Tom Donaghy. And the in the financial world, New York trader Bernard Madoff confessed to the largest Ponzi scheme in history - $50 billion.
These are all examples of leaders, celebrities and role-models who have displayed examples of poor character, greed and, success & achievement at any price.
And if one were to continue down the ladder, it would be apparent that brokers, lenders, CEOs and even individual investors are equally guilty of the lust for success at any cost.
And what is the effect on the youth?
The Josephson Institute, a Los Angeles-based ethics institute, recently surveyed over 29,000 randomly selected high school students and found that students lie, cheat, steal, but think they're good kids. The study reveals that 64% of students admitted to cheating on a test within the past year; 36% admitted to using the Internet to plagiarize an assignment; 30% admitted to stealing from a store within the past year and; 23% said they had stolen from a parent or other relative. The most shocking revelation of all: 93% of the students said they were satisfied with their own ethics and character, and 77% said that "when it comes to doing what is right, I am better than most people I know."
Jim Peake of mysuccessgateway.com interviews Patrick Wanis to delve into the causes, motivations and potential solutions of a widespread syndrome of poor character, greed and success at any price that has infected almost all elements of society from students and parents to politicians and sports players, and, bankers and investors.
Britney Spears and Dr Phil’s lesson?
Broadminded -XM Radio
“What we teach is ultimately what we need to learn” according to Patrick Wanis who joins the three ladies of XM radio’s Broadminded show to reveal Britney’s real problem (the one that the media missed), the lesson for Dr Phil and the reasons why “will power” doesn’t succeed in helping people to conquer deep-seated subconscious issues.
The Psychological motivations behind Spitzer’s sex scandal?
Broadminded -XM Radio
New York Governor Eliot Spitzer’s downfall came when it was revealed he had been using the services of prostitutes for years. Spitzer was the man who led strong, stinging campaigns against corruption and prostitution. How did this happen? Lust, pride, power, delusions of grandeur, risk-taking, self-loathing or something else? Patrick Wanis joins the ladies of XM radio’s Broadminded show to reveal the real psychological, neurological and behavioral motivations behind Spitzer’s actions. Patrick provokes controversy when he reveals that society believes sex is much more evil than violence; why do we allow children to play violent video games? Patrick also reveals how males in society use sex for control and power.
Fathers and their negative impact on daughters?
Exclusive Podcast interview
A study in the US and New Zealand which followed 820 girls during their childhood from pre- kindergarten to age 18 reveals that fathers are the greatest risk factor for daughter’s early sexual activity and adolescent pregnancy. Another study of 10,000 girls reveals that “Girls who have poor relationships with their dads tend to seek attention from other males at earlier ages and often this will involve a sexual relationship.” The CDC in 2008 revealed that 25% percent of teen girls have a sexually transmitted disease, and now, HIV is the fastest growing disease among teen girls. Is dad the key factor behind these shocking findings? Patrick Wanis has been teaching for more than a decade that a girl’s childhood relationship with her father will affect the quality of her adult relationships with men, her sexual activity, self-esteem, weight, success in life and happiness. Patrick Wanis speaks with Linda Nielsen, professor of adolescent psychology and women’s studies at Wake Forest University in North Carolina who has been teaching a “Fathers and Daughters” course since 1990, conducting research among her college students for almost 20 years. Her work mirrors Patrick’s work and teachings. Patrick and Linda reveal specific ways that daughters can heal their relationship with their father, offering advice, insights and strategies to help women regain their power, sense of self-worth, confidence and self-esteem.
Stop being your child’s friend?
Exclusive Podcast with Dr. Vicki Panaccione
Professor Jean Twenge (Associate Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University) in her second book "The Narcissism Epidemic - Living In The Age of Entitlement" warns parents to stop being their child’s best friend. But why is this behavior dangerous for the child’s development and are there other seemingly innocuous parental styles that harm children? Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior Expert and Clinical Hypnotherapist Patrick Wanis PhD goes boldly further when he warns mother’s to stop calling their young sons "the man of the house" or "my little man." Again, how and why is this behavior detrimental to children’s development?
Patrick Wanis turns to Dr. Vicki Panaccione, Child Psychologist and founder of The Better Parenting Institute for clarification and elaboration of what is dangerous parenting, what is healthy parenting and the real role of a parent. In the enlightening and at times frightening conversation, Dr. Vicki also warns parents about the dangers of "inappropriate seductiveness"; creating anxiety in children; seeking their children’s approval; expecting the child to fulfill the mental and emotional needs of the parent and; sharing a bed with a child.
Barrack Obama, bad parenting and lies?
700 WLW Ohio "Scott Sloan"
"Barrack Obama addressed the NAACP convention in Ohio and says it’s time for personal responsibility and better parenting: “But we also have to demand more from ourselves...Because ... no matter how many 10-point plans we propose, or how many government programs we launch -- none of it will make any difference if we don't seize more responsibility in our own lives." Obama says parents have to take responsibility, provide “direct guidance to children and “that what makes them a man is not the ability to have a child but to raise one.” Scott Sloan of 700WLW interviews Patrick Wanis who agrees with Obama and says dads are to blame for rising teen pregnancies and for data that shows more youth offenders ages 12 to 17 were involved in serious violent crimes in 2005-2006. Patrick wishes to clarify his comments in the radio interview that young children can tell the difference between fantasy and reality. He is referring to children over age eight. Patrick says that children imitate the violence they see on TV. Children under age eight cannot tell the difference between reality and fantasy, making them more vulnerable to learning from and adopting as reality the violence they see on TV.
What is Self-esteem?
Exclusive interview with Dr. Joe Rubino
Few people realize the various ways that self-esteem affects and impacts success and the joy of life. Patrick Wanis introduced the Law of Deservedness: “You only get what you subconsciously deserve and no more; and if you get more, you will sabotage it or push it away.” Accordingly, if one suffers from low self-esteem or a poor self-image then the chances are high that he or she won’t get what she consciously desires from life nor will he or she be able to enjoy all that life has to offer.
So, what is self-esteem and how can we raise it or restore it?
Patrick Wanis, interviews Dr. Joe Rubino who is recognized as a self-esteem expert. Joe Rubino has authored and created “The Self-Esteem Book: The Ultimate Guide to Boost the Most Underrated Ingredient for Success and Happiness in Life”. Patrick Wanis and Joe Rubino explore all aspects of self-esteem – what it is, how our beliefs, experiences and perceptions impact and determine our self-esteem and self-worth and what to do right now to raise our beliefs about our level of worthiness. After listening to the interview, you can receive more information about Joe Rubino’s self-esteem program here
Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds and greed, accountability & values?
Jim Peake of mysuccessgateway.com interviews Patrick Wanis to talk about Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds and Andy Pettitte; greed, lies and our fear to admit when we are wrong; our lack of accountability and responsibility; the internal breakdown of Western Civilization, and the role and responsibility of parents. Patrick also reveals the link between maintaining your integrity, feeling good about yourself and having greater self-confidence, and, explains why we have become the most highly medicated society in the world.
Why do people act violently??
Sally Jessy Raphael
World famous TV personality Sally Jessy Raphael interviews Patrick Wanis to learn about anger, evil and why people act violently? Do we all have the capacity for explosive anger? Listen also as Patrick relates the story of one of his clients, taped for the Montel Williams TV show, Chelsea, age 14, who has tried to strangle her stepsister three times and kicked her pregnant step-mother in the stomach.
The evil in all of us
Exclusive interview with Professor Emeritus Phil Zimbardo
The Virginia Tech massacre, the Holocaust, atrocities at Abu Ghraib Prison, crimes against humanity by Idi Amin and Saddam Hussein; all modern day examples of the unthinkable, and yet research reveals that every one of us is susceptible to committing evil. Is that true? Why? Is it the work of Satan the Devil or is there simply good and evil in all of us? Patrick Wanis speaks with Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Stanford University Philip Zimbardo who led the landmark 1971 Stanford Prison experiment which foretold and paralleled most of the torture that was to occur at Abu Ghraib Prison in Iraq. Professor Zimbardo has authored over 50 books including “The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil” and “The Time Paradox.”
Patrick Wanis and Professor Zimbardo explore, examine and debate the psychology of evil and all aspects of evil and human behavior:
Evil and the human psyche; Motivations behind our fascination with evil and villains such as Batman’s “The Joker”; Dangers of power addiction; The tipping point that leads us do evil; Stress and evil; Dangers of de-individuation – losing our identity; Religion and evil – evil committed in the name of God; The holocaust, anti-Semitism, Jews informing on Jews, and extraordinary behavior by Jehovah’s Witnesses; How technology and the media unknowingly encourage violence, murder and evil; How being trapped in or fixated on moments of time can lead to hedonism, pain or violent acts; Gender differences with regards to violence and evil (can women be just as violent and evil as men?); Why men cheat – the link to power; the antidote to evil and; our deepest hidden human desire.
Common characteristics and motives of mass killers
Russ Morley show news/talk 850 WFTL
School shootings and mass murders continue to be prevalent: fifteen people were gunned down in the Columbine High School Massacre in 1999; 33 people were murdered in the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007 (the deadliest shooting incident by a single gunman in United States history, on or off a school campus); a teen gunman killed 15 people in a shooting rampage in two small German towns in 2009 and another man murdered ten people in a shooting spree in Alabama in 2009.
Are there common characteristics, warning signs and motives of mass killers? Tim Kretschmer, the German teen killer wrote in an email: “I am fed up with this bloody life…Everyone laughs at me. No one recognizes my potential. I mean this seriously. I have got a weapon here and tomorrow I am going to go to my former school and give them hell.” He had received treatment for depression at a clinic. Michael McClendon the Alabama murderer had a list of people who wronged him and Seung-Hui Cho, the Virginia Tech killer, felt he had been persecuted by others. He expressed his hatred of the wealthy, "rich kids", "debauchery", and "deceitful charlatans." He wrote in a manifesto sent to NBC News prior to the killing, "You forced me into a corner and gave me only one option...You just loved to crucify me. You loved inducing cancer in my head, terror in my heart and ripping my soul all this time." There is still much speculation to this day regarding the motivation of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold (the Columbine murderers.) Harris and Klebold had mentioned “wrath” and desire for revenge and Klebold also wrote that life was no fun without a little death, and that he would like to spend the last moments of his life in nerve-wracking twists of murder and bloodshed, saying that he would kill himself afterward in order to leave the world that he hated and go to a better place.
Russ Morley, host of the morning show on News/Talk 850 WFTL interviews Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD for insights into the motivations, warning signs and characteristics of mass killers and mass murderers. Patrick Wanis reveals various possible contributing factors that lead to a person becoming a mass killer including possible exacerbation of aggressiveness and tendencies to violence due to psychiatric medication; social withdrawal; victim mentality; persecution complex; external blame; extreme chronic stress; feelings of powerlessness; lack of emotional support from friends and family; lists of grievances (people who wronged the murderer); feelings of extreme disappointment, frustration and failure; inability to cope with life and its disappointments; feelings that life is now hopeless, bad and beyond redeem; plans and desires for revenge against those who caused them to suffer (often family members or co-workers); desire to hurt the world believing that they are victims in a cruel unjust world which hurt them; access to automatic weapons.
Russ Morley show news/talk 850 WFTL
On August 4, 2009, George Sodini, 48, entered a fitness club in Pennsylvania, calmly walked into an aerobics class, turned off the lights and fired 52 rounds of bullets on the 20 occupants, killing three women and injuring nine others, before turning the gun on himself.
Why did Sodini do this? What drives a man to become a mass killer?
Sodini’s website foretold of the chilling events and it gives plenty of insight into Sodini’s motivations. Sodini had been keeping a diary on his blog which eluded to plans of killing young girls at the fitness club, for at least a year prior to the shootings.
Russ Morley, host of the morning show on News/Talk 850 WFTL interviews Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD for insights into the motivations and psyche of George Sodini. Does Sodini fit the profile of mass murderers and killers? Were there warning signs and what does the note Sodini wrote as well as his year-long online blog and diary reveal about the man that planned to kill women and executed three of them before killing himself? Patrick Wanis reveals that Sodini blamed everyone and found bad in everyone: his father, brother, mother, religion, church, right-wing people and particularly women who rejected him. Sodini also claimed he had no one to help guide or counsel him, no one to tell him what he is doing wrong in his life. He hated women, religion, his life and was jealous of young people and felt his situation was totally hopeless. (To read the full text of L.A. Fitness shooter George Sodini’s blog link / online diary from his website click here. George Sodini’s blog link was removed, and it’s unknown, but the text on his website was published and is here.)
Profile of cat killers
Russ Morley show news/talk 850 WFTL
A teenager was arrested in a string of cat killings and mutilations in Miami, Florida. Tyler Weinman, 18, of Cutler Bay, Florida, was charged with 19 counts of animal cruelty, 19 counts of improperly disposing of an animal body and four counts of burglary. Police say that some of the cats were skinned or gutted and the corpses left on the lawns or driveways of their owners. What type of person kills and mutilates cats? And why cats?
Weinman’s parents are divorced. His father is a dentist, his mother is a life coach; he has a new step mother, and recently moved in with his father who has a number of cats. Weinman had spent time between homes belonging to his mother and father. Investigators said Weinman was expelled from Palmetto High School at least two years ago and was arrested on undisclosed charges as a juvenile. Could this be the profile of a cat killer - a teenage child, the son of divorced parents?
Celebrity Life Coach and Human Behavior Expert, Patrick Wanis PhD, says this cruel and sadistic behavior is often labeled as Sociopathic or Psychopathic. In some cases, the perpetrator may have witnessed similar acts of cruelty as a child and thus his behavior was learned and programmed: “Henry Lee Lucas was born in Blacksburg, Virginia. At 10 years of age he watched his mother's live-in boyfriend stab a calf in the neck and have sex with it while it was dying. At age 13 he began catching small animals and skinning them alive for fun. After stabbing, mutilating, and murdering women for over 30 years, at age 47, Lucas is now serving a life sentence in prison.” [Haden & Scarpa (2005). Childhood animal cruelty: a review of research, assessment, and therapeutic issues, The Forensic Examiner 14.2 (Summer 2005): 23(10).]
In other cases, it is believed that the behavior may stem from more than just childhood trauma and may be the result of a neurological dysfunction whereby the person does not have the ability to perceive and feel the pain he is inflicting; he has no sense of guilt, remorse or conscience. This behavior can also extend to “white collar crime” where the victim suffers at the hand of a fraudster or con artist who has no remorse, empathy, conscience or guilt.
Dr. Wanis argues that in most cases, a cat killer or anyone that commits cruelty to animals is often doing so out of rage, anger and pain and he or she was probably the victim of cruelty, abuse or torture at a very young age. Research also suggests that children from extremely violent families commit more serious abuse than others, and there are cases where a violent and sadistic parent may torture the pet of his child as a way to inflict further pain, intimidation and control over a child. The resulting trauma may cause the child to repeat the parents behavior and/or may teach that the child to use cruelty to animals as a means to express or project pain, anger and rage. Research also reveals that there is a link between animal cruelty and subsequent serial crimes against humans.
Russ Morley, host of the morning show on News/Talk 850 WFTL interviews Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis PhD, for insights into the motivations, warning signs and characteristics of cat killers and people who commit cruelty and sadistic acts against animals. Patrick Wanis PhD, reveals various possible contributing factors that lead to a person becoming a cat killer and explains why these people often choose to torture cats over dogs. In outlining a cat killer’s profile, Dr. Wanis also reveals that the mutilation and killing of cats is not limited to any one culture and cites a case of a self-confessed serial cat killer inside the University of the Philippines. (Of note, cat-killing is not perceived as serious a crime in the Philippines as it is in other Western countries and thus few people choose to report it to the police.)
John Candare wrote on Multiply, a social media site in the Philippines, that he enjoyed smashing the little kitten's body to the ground; it died coughing up blood. “On our way out of old np I saw the cat I almost killed last Tuesday. Now everyone knows I hate cats. It’s an unexplainable feeling towards them. Like some internal hatred. I don’t know why but whenever I try to stop myself, I really can’t because I get a kick out of doing these things to cats. I pulled it on its tail and threw it. Then like some pro wrestler I jumped on it and my feet landed on its torso. Slam! Felt good! But the cat didn’t die, well not yet - and I just ended its life. So there you go I’m sorry. And I won’t be striking another one for maybe about a month. It feels good when your beating it (a cat) up but you suddenly feel something strange when it turns off permanently. That’s how I feel right now. And maybe for the next days. Dang, am I a cat serial killer?”
Dr. Wanis reveals some of the common characteristics of Sociopathic and Psychopathic behavior (also known as Antisocial Disorder) including deep seated rage, impulsiveness, a lack of remorse, guilt or shame, incapacity to love, superficial charm, fake or shallow emotions, extreme narcissism, promiscuity, pathological lying, lack of empathy (inability to empathize with the pain of victims), blaming others, secretiveness, paranoia, and manipulative & swindling behavior and actions.
Can a child be a murderer?
Broadminded -XM Radio
An 8 year-old boy in Arizona confessed to planning and murdering his father and a second man, potentially making him the youngest killer in US history. But did the boy really murder these two men? Was it a real confession or was it coerced? What was the motive behind these killings? Can an eight year-old child be fully cognizant of right and wrong, his actions, and their consequences? Can a young boy be evil or be a psychopath? What was going on the boy’s head?
Human Behavior Expert and Clinical Hypnotherapist Patrick Wanis PhD joins the ladies of XM radio’s Broadminded show to explore the cultural, psychological and neurological aspects of this case. Patrick refers to past criminal cases as far back as 1958, where children as young as seven admitted to murder but later where found to have been innocent and/or coerced into the confession. Patrick reveals key elements of the development of the human brain (which doesn’t fully develop until the second decade), its impact on our ability to express empathy and to make judgments. Patrick also explains how the latest brain-imaging reveals key characteristics and differences in the brain of psychopaths who commit hideous crimes but show no remorse or guilt. Finally, Patrick offers advice to parents of children to help teach them right and wrong; and advice to parents of teenagers to assist them in preventing major regrets.
America: the most medicated nation in the world
Sally Jessy Raphael syndicated radio show
Americans spend more than 120 billion dollars a year on anti-depressant drugs and over 51 million people (one in six people) take more than three medications daily. In the past 10 years in the US, there has been a 60% increase in drug dispensation. Do 60% more Americans have chemical imbalances than ten years ago? And if so, why? Are “chemical imbalances” permanent? What are the alternatives to medication? And why was Australian actor Heath Ledger on pain killers, sleeping pills and anti-anxiety drugs? Patrick Wanis gives controversial insights about why prescription drug use is so high in the US. Patrick also reveals his unique definition of depression and approach to treating it.
Anti-depressants cause deaths, suicides and murder
Exclusive interview with Peter Breggin MD
America is the most medicated nation in the world. According to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) at least half of all Americans takes at least one prescription drug, with one in six taking three or more medications.” Meanwhile, in its study, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention looked at 2.4 billion drugs prescribed in visits to doctors and hospitals in 2005. Of those, 118 million were for antidepressants. According to psychiatry, depression is a mental illness – a chemical imbalance in the brain, an organic neurological disorder. Does that mean that as many as a hundred million Americans have something wrong with their brain?
Patrick Wanis, interviews Psychiatrist Peter Breggin, author of “Medication Madness: A Psychiatrist Exposes the Dangers of Mood-Altering Medications.” Dr Breggin reveals to Patrick Wanis that there is no scientific evidence that depression is a chemical imbalance and says it’s a big lie being sold by the major pharmaceutical companies to the public and says that the anti-depressants are creating long-term, permanent damage to the brain and resulting in deaths, suicides, violence and murder. Patrick Wanis and Peter Breggin reveal the real causes of ADD and ADHD and offer real solutions for overcoming depression and finding happiness.
Oprah.com and the attack on freedom of expression
Danny Wright all night syndicated show
Famous radio personality Danny Wright interviews Patrick Wanis about Oprah.com and the way society attempts to create rules telling people how to dress and not dress. Patrick reveals how it damages our self-confidence and self-esteem when we continually try to please other people, seek their approval and we stop expressing who we really are. Patrick explains the motivations behind tattoos, piercings & plastic breasts and why it is critical to our health and happiness to be true to ourselves.
Surviving The Holidays
Diana Falzone Cosmo Radio
Host of Sirius XM Cosmo Radio’s “Cosmolicious” Diana Falzone interviews Patrick Wanis to learn about the strategies required for the Cosmo girl to survive the family and Holidays. Patrick offers tips on how to handle the boyfriend, family, the ex, step parents and so forth. Patrick also shares his insights about how to ask your boyfriend/partner to support you, how to heal the rifts before the special dinner, how to forgive, and how to overcome the unrealistic expectations society has created for The Holidays.
Easing Holiday Stress
Sally Jessy Raphael
World famous TV personality Sally Jessy Raphael interviews Patrick Wanis to learn about his top nine tips, techniques and strategies to prevent arguments, fights and stress around the Holidays. Patrick also reveals insights into the male and female traits that create hurts, pain, depression and major disappointments during the Holidays.
The Curse of Reality Shows
Danny Wright all night syndicated show
Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey, Britney & Kevin, Carmen Electra & Dave Navarro and now Hulk Hogan & Linda are divorcing. Why have so many married couples featured in reality shows ended in divorce? Famous radio personality Danny Wright interviews Patrick Wanis to inquire: Is there a mysterious curse of reality shows or are there real psychological causes? And how did Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne survived the dreaded curse?
Jealousy, insecurity and ogling other beautiful people
A study reveals that men and women ogle beautiful people of the opposite sex but also check out and beautiful rivals. Is this truly news or are motivations behind this behavior the real news? Jim Peake of mysuccessgateway.com interviewed Patrick Wanis for his insights into the motivations behind this type of human behavior and sexuality. Patrick reveals: Women compete with and are threatened by other beautiful women; the terms that men use to compete with other men; why Social Value is critical in making you more attractive to other people; what threatens men; the power struggle that men perpetrate, and; how to make your partner more attracted to you and more secure around you.
What is Hypnosis?
Sally Jessy Raphael
World famous TV personality Sally Jessy Raphael interviews Patrick Wanis to learn about hypnosis – what it is, what it isn’t, how it works and what it can do to help you make behavioral changes. Patrick clears up the misconceptions about hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
3 Most dangerous mistakes
The Coaching show
Hosts of The Coaching Show on WSRadio.com, Christopher McAuliffe, MCC and Tara Padua Wise CPC, interview Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert Patrick Wanis PhD, about his list of the three biggest and most dangerous mistakes that coaches make. Patrick Wanis reveals that these 3 mistakes are made not only by coaches but also by therapists, counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists. Patrick Wanis also reveals and explains how these mistakes can seriously harm and damage clients as well as the coach’s business.
The Passion Test
Exclusive interview with Janet & Chris Attwood
Are you living your passion? What is passion? What is your passion and purpose and how can you find out it and live it?
Janet and Chris Attwood are the authors of the NY Times bestseller: “The Passion Test – The Effortless Path To Discovering Your Destiny.”
As an expert on what it takes to live a passionate life, Janet Attwood has shared the stage with, The Dalai Lama, Sir Richard Branson, Jack Canfield, Lisa Nichols, and other top transformational leaders. Janet has personally trained over 550+ Passion Test Facilitators™ and over 60 Passion Test for Business ™facilitators from around the world. Janet is a founding member of the Transformational Leadership Council, that Jack Canfield, the co-author of the Chicken Soup Series, put together after taking Janet’s Passion Test.
Chris Attwood Chris is also an expert in creating “enlightened alliances,” having played a key role in arranging 70% of the interviews for the movie phenomenon, The Secret, and in creating the alliance relationships that launched #1 NY Times bestselling author, T. Harv Eker, in the United States. Co-founder of online magazine Healthy Wealthy nWise and a partner in Enlightened Alliances, a marketing consulting firm, Chris Attwood is a founding member of the Transformational Leadership Council which includes many of the top authors, speakers and trainers in the world.
Janet and Chris Attwood join Celebrity Life Coach and Human Behavior Expert, Patrick Wanis PhD for an-depth and extraordinarily insightful interview and discussion about passion, the secret to living a passionate life and how to remove the blocks that stand in the way of finding the courage and path to live your passion, purpose and destiny. Janet and Chris also reveal and share life-changing secrets from their “Passionate Life Secrets Program.”
Our Hidden Motivations
Good News Show with Patti Black and Chere
Sigmund Freud believed it is sex and aggression; Victor Frankl said it is a search for meaning; Carl Jung referred to a collective unconscious and repressed experiences; Alfred Adler talked about will to power and; Abraham Maslow talked about an hierarchy of needs.
Patti Black and Chere, hosts of the radio show "Good News Show", interview Human Behavior & Relationship Expert and SRTT Therapist, Patrick Wanis PhD, to discuss the things that motivate us, not from a philosophical perspective but rather from a practical perspective. In a friendly but extraordinarily revealing interview, Patrick Wanis PhD shares insights into"
Forgiveness and its significance
Western Society's expectations and the consequences of those expectations
Denial and dangers of suppressing our emotions
Intellect, logic and reasoning versus emotions
How to neutralize negative emotions
"Whatever you feel is okay"
Why change is so hard; why we hold onto our beliefs
Uncovering your real identity
How your comfort zone eventually mutates into your prison
One question that can help you uncover what is holding you back in life and can help you to change your life
The link between stress, negative emotions and illness
How our feelings affect our health
Uncovering your passion
"You are acting selfish when you are not living your passion"
How to avoid losing your individuality enmeshment in relationships
The twelve powerful words (also read Patrick Wanis' article – "The twelve most important words you will ever speak"
Tips for a healthy relationship
Michael Vick and The O.J. Effect
Broadminded –XM Radio
“Michael Vick, Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan are just some of the celebrities that are blatantly sabotaging their lives” according to Patrick Wanis who joins the three ladies of XM radio’s Broadminded show to explain how our deepest subconscious beliefs about our self-worth create our reality and results.
Why did Michael Vick torture those animals?
Russ Morley show news/talk 850 WFTL
Michael Vick is out of prison after serving almost 2 years for illegal gambling, dogfighting and killing dogs. Vick participated in the killings of eight dogs. The animals were killed "by various methods, including hanging, drowning and slamming at least one dog's body to the ground."
Why would someone as famous, successful and wealthy as Michael Vick who once ran the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds and once signed an NFL contract worth $130 million, commit such cruelty to animals? And is his debt to society been paid; will society forgive him and give him a second chance? Can Michael Vick ever be truly rehabilitated?
Russ Morley, host of the morning show on News/Talk 850 WFTL interviews Human Behavior Expert Patrick Wanis, PhD for insights into the motivations behind Michael Vick’s cruelty and his claim that he never knew that dogfighting is cruel. Patrick Wanis reveals various possible contributing factors that lead to Michael Vick’s behavior, referencing possible suppressed rage over his childhood. Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States, says about Michael Vick and the possibility of Vick becoming involved in programs designed to eradicate dogfighting: “I sat with the man, but I still don’t know what’s in his heart. He told me he did terrible things to dogs. He said he grew up with dogfighting as a boy, and that he never sufficiently questioned it as he grew into manhood. He said this experience has been a trauma and he’s changed forever. And he said he wants to show the American public that he is committed to helping combat this problem. He asked for an opportunity to help. I want to give him that opportunity. If he makes the most of it, and demonstrates a sincere, long-term commitment to the task, then it may prove to be a tipping point in our campaign to eradicate dogfighting. If he demonstrates a fleeting or superficial interest, then it will be his own failing, not ours. He needs to prove himself to us and the rest of the country. We're just giving him better platforms to prove himself. We're about the business of change. Michael has a real opportunity here."” Patrick Wanis says that Michael Vick may never be completely rehabilitated in the full sense of the word. Why not?
Secrets to Seduction and How the Female Brain Works
Devore & Diana – Maxim Radio (Sirius)
John Devore & Diana Falzone on Maxim Radio invite Patrick to reveal more secrets of seduction, steps to picking up and conquering women, strategies for better sex, and insights into the female brain and how to use them to win over women. Patrick uses his techniques on Diana and she blushes and concedes…
Seduction, Persuasion & What a Woman Wants
Devore & Diana – Maxim Radio (Sirius)
There are non-stop laughs and phenomenal insights when Patrick joins John Devore & Diana Falzone on Maxim Radio to reveal what a life coach does and the secrets to seduction & persuasion. Sparks fly and Diana exclaims to Patrick “You’re a sweetheart…but you’re making me uncomfortable...”
Paris Hilton – Doesn’t need to be in jail
WKIS - "Coffey In the Morning "
The day before her breakdown in court, Celebrity Life Coach Patrick Wanis predicts on “Coffey in the morning” WKIS that Paris Hilton will fall apart emotionally if she doesn’t get the proper help she needs urgently. Patrick warns that Paris Hilton’s team is doing her more harm than good: “Instead of growing into adulthood and maturity, she will become a childish puppet for all those around her…the real long-term victim and loser will be Paris Hilton.”
Meanwhile, world famous TV personality Sally Jessy Raphael seeks out the expert opinion of her Human Behavior correspondent Patrick Wanis for her nationally syndicated radio show to learn what the real cause of Paris Hilton’s emotional problem is and what the solution is…
Woman is the nigger of the world
Sally Jessy Raphael
World famous TV personality Sally Jessy Raphael interviews Patrick Wanis to discuss Macy Gray’s controversial rendition of John Lennon’s ‘Woman is the Nigger of the World’, and how “in our male-dominated society, we are still threatened by women’s beauty, intelligence and freedom of expression, particularly her sexual expression.”
Paris Hilton & The Princess Myth and other revealing secrets…
Danny Wright all night syndicated show
Famous radio personality Danny Wright interviews Patrick Wanis to learn about: The missing elements from “The Secret”; The significance of giving back; Why some celebrities turn to drugs and alcohol; The secret to how Bruce Lee and others became successful movie stars, and; Patrick’s insight into Paris Hilton & The Princess Myth.
Angel encounters & Near-Death Experiences
Sally Jessy Raphael
Are Angel encounters and Near-Death Experiences real or just a hallucination? World famous TV personality Sally Jessy Raphael interviews Patrick Wanis, author of various angel books, to find out the truth about angels and to clear up many misconceptions about angels and Near-Death Experiences.
Sally Jessy Raphael becomes so excited by the first interview with Patrick Wanis on angels that she invites “her most favorite correspondent” back to learn more about the history of angels. Patrick shares with Sally and her audience a spine-chilling story of a four-year-old girl’s encounter with an angel just before she passes on…
What a Woman Wants
FM KHMX The Mix - Houston, TX
There are non-stop laughs when MIX 96.5 morning personalities
Roula and Ryan have tons of fun and surprises with Patrick. Ryan
begins by applauding Patrick for writing this controversial book
and later is startled when Patrick advises married men how they
can apply these principles to their marriage and have regular
sex (with their wife.) Patrick reveals the key principle of how
to win a woman over and what a woman truly wants and does not
want in a man.
The Ten Myths Men have about Women
News/Talk 720 WGN Chicago
Steve Cochran takes on Patrick Wanis as they discuss the Ten Myths Men have about Women. Patrick points out that five are myths and five are truths. Can you guess which ones are truths? Patrick reveals the myths and truths from his audio book, “Get the man you WANT!”
College students are more narcissistic than ever
Sally Jessy Raphael
American college students are more narcissistic and self-centered than ever before according to a study. World famous TV personality Sally Jessy Raphael interviews Patrick Wanis about the study and the controversial comments of Professor Jean Twenge admonishing parents to stop telling their children they are special.
"Law of Deservedness"
Jim Peake of mysuccessgateway.com interviews Patrick Wanis to learn about “The Law of Deservedness” which Patrick reveals as the single most important law of success –for every area of your life. Jim who interviews international gurus says Patrick is the first and only guru exposing and speaking about The Law of Deservedness.
How to meet a girl
FM KRBE - Houston, TX
"Dude. What is it about you? They call up angry and leave wanting
to get into your pants." KRBE Radio personality Atom Smasher
takes on Patrick Wanis expecting him to be "full of crap."
Patrick then amazes and shocks Atom when Patrick takes calls from
angry women and women with attitudes and in a matter of a few minutes
wins over all of them and they ask Patrick for his phone number!
This interview is one wild ride of fun and controversy.
99.9 FM Kiss Country WKIS - Miami, FL
Patrick Wanis joins the morning crew to discuss a success story of one of Patrick’s clients whom he helped to overcome eight years of depression, anxiety and the devastating effects of anti-depressant medication. Patrick explains how he used special techniques with his client to help to reverse years and years of negative conditioning, based on the principles of his book, “Get what you want!” “For the first time in years, I had hope -Patrick gave me my life back” says Cathy, his client.
Radio (XM Satellite radio) Night calls
Julie Ashton and Tiffany Granath invite Patrick Wanis to discuss
his book How to meet a girl, and keep him on for the
entire three-hour show. What was originally intended as an interview
to promote Patricks book, quickly turns into a show about
therapy, sexual dysfunction and the link between the mind and human
behavior. Callers open up to Patrick and concede to various behaviors.
One caller admits to having random sex with unknown people and Patrick
quickly and astutely identifies that she was abused as a child,
which has led to this behavior. Without judging her, Patrick advises
her about how to free herself and find the happiness and love she
is deeply longing for. (Due to Playboys copyright laws, we
regretfully cannot offer MP3 excerpts from this radio program.)
Jealousy and spying on cell phone records
95.7 FM WMWX The Mix Morning Show– Philadelphia, PA
Megan is Kid Michael’s girlfriend. She often goes through Mike’s cell phone call log, resulting in arguments between her and Mike. Patrick explains to the Mix Morning Crew what causes jealousy and how Megan’s issue most likely relates to her relationship with her father. Patrick then speaks live to Megan and in less than five minutes quickly and accurately identifies Megan’s issues and offers her and Mike steps to overcome this challenge. At the end of the call, Megan says how she feels relieved and how Patrick offered her the best advice she has ever received – better than any counselor she has been to.
What to do for Valentines Day
99.9 FM Kiss Country WKIS - Miami, FL
Downtown with Billy Brown: "What is the most important thing to do for your lady on Valentine's Day? How is it that you, a guy, is going to know what a woman wants?" Billy Brown gets to right to the heart of romantic matters and relationships with Patrick Wanis: "You have a book, 'How to connect with a woman via her Sign' , are Signs really involved in romance? Patrick hits the target when he accurately outlines Billy's relationship with his Saggitarius wife. Patrick also dishes out phenomenal advice and tips for Valentine's Day.
How to sway your husband for Valentines Day
99.9 FM Kiss Country WKIS - Miami, FL
Downtown with Billy Brown: Patrick Wanis takes calls about Valentine's Day, offering astounding insightful advice.
- "How do you let your husband know that this day should be special for you - he thinks it's over commercialized?"
- "I come home and my wife is laying down, sleepy. What do i do?" (Patrick turns the tables and helps the male caller take a new perspective on life and at the same time get closer to his wife.)
Your subconscious mind controls you
Patrick Wanis co-hosts with Dr Keith Robinson on his nationally syndicated radio show. Patrick takes calls and answer questions about hypnosis. Patrick explains how our emotional mind and imagination determine our behavior. One of Patrick’s clients also relates her experience and success with Clinical Hypnotherapy.
How to approach a girl
FM KBXX The Box - Houston, TX
The Mad Hatta, Jimbo and Nnete from 97.9 The Box put Patrick on
the spot when they ask him what does it take to pick up a girl and
win her over. The Mad Hatta is shocked when Patrick "Zodiacs"
Nnete and immediately and accurately guesses her Zodiac sign. Patrick
gives great advice on how to approach a girl and how the venue and
circumstances make all the difference regarding what type of woman
you will meet, what you will say and how you will say it to her.
How to get a date in 5 minutes
FM KTBZ The Buzz - Houston, TX
Steve Robison and Jeff McMurray display true creativity. They begin
with a seemingly normal straightforward interview about Patrick's
book, and then announce they want to test his techniques. Steve
and Jeff bring into the studio a surprise guest -a female listener
who knows nothing about Patrick or his book. Steve and Jeff now
give Patrick ten minutes to work his magic on Amber. In a matter
of a few minutes, Amber agrees to a date with Patrick to go shopping
to Victoria's Secret and to model the lingerie for Patrick.
Angels and the pick-up artist?
AM KKHT The Word - Houston, TX
Kendall Cochran a Christian with strong and deep beliefs interviews
Patrick Wanis. Kendall takes a unique approach with Patrick. Kendall
asks about Patrick's spiritual and religious background and how
Patrick came about writing spiritual books such as Angels and Soul
Mates and how he balances those books with the title of "How
to meet a girl and get her into bed
" Kendall's direct
questions and Patrick's open response result in an insightful and
Australian Elections – eve broadcast & Editorial
At age 23, Patrick Wanis became the youngest talk-show host in Australian history. Here Patrick broadcasts live from the Australian Parliament House in Canberra (the capitol of Australia) on the eve of the Federal Elections, offering a piece of Australian history with his editorial on the Elections.
How to Meet a Girl ©
-By Patrick Wanis
WOW Media, 2003
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