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Murray Bowen, founder of Family Systems Theory developed 8 concepts to guide and explain how we think and act. Understanding and putting into practice these 8 concepts can really revolutionize your relationship with people and with anxiety.
This episode is part 2 of 2 as we cover the last 4 of the 8 concepts. Hosted by Steve Cuss and Brendan Reed. (Listen to Part 1 here.)
**This episode is a re run of one of our most downloaded episodes.**
***Apologies for episode 150 which was supposed to be this recording, but we mixed up the file, so we have deleted episode 150 and this episode is the correct file.***
Links referenced in both episodes:
MLA Episode featuring Rich Villodas
MLA Episode featuring Jim Herrington
MLA Episode featuring Trisha Taylor
Emotionally Healthy Leadership
8 Concepts of Bowen Theory book
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