FEBRUARY 19, 2020
Jamie Bronstein relationship podcast
LOVE IS IN THE AIR…
Jaime Bronstein asks her clients to find their love within, in order to show up authentically in relationship.
By Paul Dunn for The National Business Post
Love is not just in the air, it’s in her name. For relationship expert, Jaime Bronstein – “Jaime” – French for “I love…” – love is something she shares daily in her professional practice, helping clients navigate their way through interpersonal issues and romantic relationships.
“My name is meaningful to me because it really shows me and confirms to me that my soul came here to serve people,” she said, “to help people, to help them live their best life, to help them find their peace and their happiness and their joy.”
Bronstein feels grateful that she grew up with loving parents who have been in-love and married for almost 50 years. Through witnessing her parents’ relationship, having her own life experiences in romantic relationships with men, and spending time with happy couples around her, she knows that soul-connected, authentic and romantic relationships exist.
Bronstein fell in love with psychology when she took her first class in high school and was so excited to learn the field that she remembers having a hard time falling asleep that night.
“I felt like it was my answer to everything in life,” she said. “All of a sudden, life started making sense.”
Bronstein went on to graduate from Boston University with a degree in psychology, but at the time, she didn’t know what type of therapy she wanted to pursue. At the same time, she had nurtured an interest in acting, borne of the same empathy that inspired her studies, and moved to New York to pursue it as a career, all the while working at an entry level marketing job at Estee Lauder.
Then during one of her parent’s visits to New York, during a dinner they had organized, she remembers connecting with a college friend of theirs, who was now a professional psychologist. Jaime remembers being very intrigued by his work.
“It ignited a fire inside of me,” Bronstein remembered. The following day, she applied to graduate school at New York University.
That was 20 years ago.
“I like to call myself a detective. I like to help clients figure out the source of their unresolved issues.” said the licensed clinical social worker, wife, and mother of a four-year-old in San Diego.
And as she says, everyone’s problems are different. She really enjoys helping her clients navigate their way towards clarity and ultimately, healing.
In her practice, when discussing with clients, the initial butterflies of dating, Bronstein commonly focuses on empowering single women to go after what they want and teaches men the importance of being vulnerable. She also inspires people to not have an attachment to the outcome of any date or relationship. As Jaime says, “when you free people from worrying about the outcome, they are able to be more present, show up more authentically, and let go of control, and surrender to what is to be.”
Many of the concepts that Bronstein uses in her practice, she adopted from her two year study of Spiritual Psychology at The University of Santa Monica. As she says, it deepened her understanding of the healing needed when moving beyond a relationship. “You need to heal the past in order to be present and move into your future.”
Through studying spiritual psychology, Bronstein came to understand that life must be lived authentically. One of her primary areas of focus: teaching clients how to honor themselves and their voice so that they may be in touch with the integrity of their heart and what aligns with their soul.
“When people are able to get real, vulnerable and raw, they discover who they truly are, and they are in the flow of life and it’s from that place where they can manifest.”
Bronstein has learned her fair share of dating lessons over the years. She describes herself as very social and says she dated a lot before she married. Flirty, she had no problems introducing herself to men, and when relationships didn’t work out, she would be introspective about what she learned about herself and what she wanted and didn’t want in the next relationship.
“You can’t see a relationship clearly until it’s over,” she said. But after all the miscues and errors, she learned to trust that everything happens for a reason.
Hence, Bronstein now helps people learn how to get in touch with their intuition; whether they are looking for love, already coupled-up, or going through a breakup. As she says, “Everyone needs to do the work to know themselves better, so they know how to show up in a relationship.”
Bronstein says, “the most important aspects in an authentic romantic relationship is growing together, thriving (not just surviving), having fun and enjoying new experiences together, validating each other’s feelings, honoring each other and the relationship, and leave plenty of time for connecting romantically.”
Bronstein met her husband, Bryan, on Match.com. As much as they have in common – for example both caring individuals with similar styles of parenting, similar tastes in food, similar choices in film and television – they are very different as well. She likes to spend time outside of the house while he is a homebody. They don’t share a religion. And while he doesn’t like to impose on others, she advocates for herself more.
Today, Bronstein’s private practice is bustling. She is currently writing a book and her outreach now includes her website, a radio show and a documentary, in the works.
Her weekly one-hour program Love Talk Live airs Mondays at 5pm on L.A. Talk Radio and features conversations on how to navigate relationships.
Her book, which she began writing two years ago, is meant to empower others on how to access their authentic self, and attract the love they deserve; change negative narratives into positive affirmations that represent thoughts of worthiness of love.
“I encourage my clients to take action. I help my clients to be accountable to themselves, to believe in themselves, and to know that the rest of their beautiful life and everything that they desire is just waiting for them to get out of their own way and claim what is meant to be for them. Growing and healing takes work and dedication, but doing the inner work is the greatest gift anyone can give themselves.”
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Paul Dunn spent most of his career working in the financial sector as general counsel before retiring to Southern California in 2017. Today, he spends most of his time on the golf course and when not there, you can find him diligently working on the final chapters of his latest book or sipping his favorite Chardonnay working out his latest soup recipe.