Season 2 Episode 4 Dicken Bettinger | Heart of Dad

Season 2 Episode 4 ā€“ Dicken Bettinger

Coming Home

In this episode I interview Dr Dicken Bettinger

Dicken Bettinger, Ed.D., received his doctorate in counseling psychology and practiced as a licensed clinical psychologist.

 Dickenā€™s whole career of 44 years has focused on psychological well-being.

Dicken co-founded a training, counseling, and education center in Vermont. Dicken was a senior staff at Pransky and Associates in La Conner, Washington for 16 years, where he developed and led corporate and university leadership trainings, team development, and executive coaching.

In 2012 Dicken founded his own business called 3 Principles Mentoring. He offers 4-day immersion retreats for individuals and couples and offers development for 3 Principles practitioners. He enjoys leading group seminars in the US and throughout Europe.

Dicken is the co-author of a book called Coming Home: Uncovering the Foundations of Psychological Well-being. Dicken has been happily married for 50 years.

He has two adult children and four adored grandchildren.  He enjoys photography, hiking, canoeing, and traveling.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How focusing on self-development isn't always helpful
  • Leaving behind his 'space cadet' label
  • Moving beyond feeling bothered by his kids
  • How a chance encounter with a book changed his life
  • Seeing how he could no longer blame his kids for his upset
  • Transforming bed time battles
  • Dropping the  inner tyrant
  • Watching his whole family come into mental health
  • How the mind clearing opens us up to new solutions

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