Disorder that involves repeated thoughts (obsessions) that make a person feel driven to do something (compulsions)
Sometimes the anticipation of doing something can create even more anxiety than the event itself. Many of our anxious kids have anticipatory anxiety. Anticipatory anxiety can immobilize our kids and create a tsunami of anxious feelings. Unfortunately anticipatory anxiety can grow anxiety to such a height that it becomes insurmountable when the day finally arrives.So how can we take the wind out of anticipatory anxiety's sails? It is key to learn how to catch those spirals before our kids spin out of control.In this week's AT Parenting Survival Podcast I discuss how anticipatory anxiety can show up as well as approaches you can use to reduce its impact on your child's mental health.Click here to listen:
Hey friends, today is a very special interview! My friend Erin Osbourn shares her story on how she overcame her battle with food, and is now serving others in this realm. Erin is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in eating disorders, body dysmorphia, OCD, substance use disorders, and trauma work. What I love about Erin is that, while she is now on the other side, she hasn't forgotten what it's like to be in the thick of the struggle. So today, Erin will be talking about her journey and we'll be discussing: Where do we people please, and at what point do we lose ourself in that people pleasing? She'll also be sharing advice on how to bring ourselves back from those people pleasing tendencies. And how, when we do bring ourselves back, the beauty and empowerment that comes with it, allows us to have even more to give to the world! Connect with Erin over on IG at: @erin_osbourn_lcsw You know I love a good protein powder, and Polar Joe is one of my favs! Order your sample here for only $1. I know you will love it! For all my favorite supplements check out my online dispensary and enjoy a Fuel Her Awesome discount! Please note this podcast is for general education purposes only, and any and all medical care needs to be reviewed with your provider. Cheers, and happy eating! Jess
Chris talks through a few erroneous but common ideas of exposure therapy. These are mistakes made by both consumers and inexperienced therapists. He then explains four components of good exposure therapy. If done properly, these generally render exposure-work effective but uncomfortable. Feel free to reach out with any questions you might have to email@example.com. If you've found OCD Straight Talk helpful, consider giving us a 5-star rating, and subscribing to the podcast for structured help with you anxiety- and OCD-symptoms.
In episode 401 I chat with Nicholas who has kindly agreed to share his OCD story with us. We discuss his story, his early childhood experiences, substance use, worries about choking, suicidal themed OCD, peadophile themed OCD, going through exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP), group therapy, and much more. Hope it helps. Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/nicholas-401 The podcast is made possible by NOCD. NOCD offers effective, convenient therapy available in the US and outside the US. To find out more about NOCD, their therapy plans and if they currently take your insurance head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories Thanks to all our patrons for supporting our work. To sign up to our Patreon and to check out the benefits you'll receive as a Patron, visit: https://www.patreon.com/theocdstoriespodcast
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Jen Malia is on the #ReadingWithYourKids #Podcast to celebrate her new "Infinity Rainbow Club" series. Jen tells us this series features characters who have various neurodivergent traits. In this enlightening discussion, Jen and Jedlie explore the importance of recognizing and supporting neurodivergent individuals. They discuss the growing awareness of neurodiversity, including conditions like autism, ADHD, OCD, dyslexia, and more. Jen emphasizes the significance of understanding one's neurodivergent identity, as it can help individuals accept themselves and others more readily. The "Infinity Rainbow Club" series introduces readers to a diverse group of neurodivergent characters, each with unique strengths and challenges. The characters engage in exciting activities, from building with plastic bricks and exploring augmented reality to pursuing Taekwondo and more. Through these adventures, Jen aims to break stereotypes surrounding neurodivergent individuals and highlight their abilities and potential. Jen's books not only provide representation for neurodivergent kids but also offer valuable insights to educators and parents. By showcasing neurodiversity positively, these books promote acceptance and understanding among peers and contribute to a more inclusive society. Jen's personal experiences and dedication to raising awareness make the "Infinity Rainbow Club" series a valuable resource for children and adults alike. Click here to visit Jen's website - https://jenmalia.com/about/ Click here to visit our website - www.readingwithyourkids.com
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Letmý pohled na sociální sítě v nás může probudit pocit, že se s naším jazykem děje něco zvláštního. Známe své „spouštěče“, sami sobě diagnostikujeme „OCD“, „PTSD“ i „ADHD“. A v „toxických vztazích“ jsme obklopeni „narcisy“. Všechna tato slova patří do ordinací terapeutů, psycholožek nebo odbornictva na psychiatrii. Jak se dostala do naší komunikace? Je „terapeutická mluva“ skutečná nová? A proč bychom si na ni měli dát pozor? Vítek Svoboda mluví v podcastu s redaktorkou Deníku N Karolínou Klinkovou.
Perfectionism anxiety almost destroyed my life. If you are someone who suffers from perfectionism, you know exactly what it's like to be stuck in the perfectionistic trap. It's hell, quite frankly. We're here today to talk about how to overcome perfectionism and how to create a life where you can still succeed. You can still do the things you want just without being constantly anxious and depressed and never feeling like you're enough. Hello, my name is Kimberley Quinlan. I'm a marriage and family therapist. I'm an anxiety specialist, and I personally have walked the walk of perfectionism and have had to overcome it as it was starting to severely impact my life. I am so excited to be here with you today to talk all about perfectionism and perfectionism anxiety. Now I am 15 years recovered from an eating disorder. I was personally completely overwhelmed with perfectionism anxiety, and I was in a perfectionism trap. So, let's talk about it. First, let me give you a little bit of a personal update or a background. When I went off to college, I was really naive. I was wise and smart, but I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had lived at home with my family on a rural farm, on a ranch, if you live in America, for my entire life. And then I went off to what was considered the big city for college, and I felt like I had to be perfect. I had this belief as soon as I left my family that if I could be perfect, I would be safe. I would be emotionally safe. I would be physically safe, and as long as I could keep everything perfect, nothing bad would happen. I also believe that if I could be perfect, people would not abandon me, disprove of me, or judge me. And so, I went out of my way to make sure everything was as perfect as I could make it, even though I understood that I wasn't perfect. I was on a mission to try and get to the top of that hill and stay at the top of that hill. It was a protective measure, a safety behavior I engaged in to manage the anxiety and overwhelm I felt going off to college. I also believe that if I could stay perfect, it would protect me from really uncomfortable emotions like shame and guilt, and it would help me feel like I'm in control. I would try to give myself a false sense of control in a world where I felt very out of control. THE PERFECTIONISM TRAP Now, a big part of this was me understanding what we call the ‘perfectionism trap.' The perfectionism trap is, yes, when you start perfecting yourself and perfecting your life, you start to get praised from people around you. You start to get rewarded for your perfectionistic behaviors. My grades started to improve because I was being perfectionistic. My bosses gave me extra shifts because I was so good at my job. But the problem with that is, as I was getting better and trying to perfect everything in my life and please all of the people, I started to feel overwhelmed with all that I had taken on. In addition to that, once I had gotten to this ‘perfect place,' which again, I totally understood that I wasn't perfect, but as I started to climb that mountain and get to the peak and start to have the relief of anxiety that I made it, I'm at the top, I'm doing really well, then I started to have the influx of anxiety. “What if I can't maintain this? What happens if I make a mistake and fall off this perfectionism mountain that I have climbed?” And then I was constantly anxious and constantly feeling hopeless about the fact that I can't maintain staying at this high level for as long as I was. This is the perfectionistic trap. The more you try to become perfect, the more pressure, stress, and anxiety you feel. The more hopeless you feel about being able to maintain that, the more depressed you feel that you're stuck in this cycle, and all of a sudden, nothing is worth it. Often, people completely fall down. They can't go on in this way. They burn out, they get sick, which happened to me, or they become so paralyzed with anxiety that they have to avoid things and start telling little white lies just to get through the day because they've built up this idea of being perfect on the people around them. If you're experiencing this, you're not alone. Please do not feel bad about this. This is a common experience, particularly if you're someone who's set up for anxiety. PERFECTIONISM ANXIETY SYMPTOMS OR SIGNS Let's go through some additional perfectionism anxiety symptoms or signs. The first one is, people with perfectionism have a severe fear of failure. They're overwhelmed by the idea that they might mess up, they might make a mistake, and when they do make a mistake, they see it as a failure. Not a blip on the road, not a challenge that they will learn from, but it's that they are a failure, that their mistake and their failure mean that that person is. In fact, their identity is a failure, and that can be incredibly emotionally painful. Another perfectionism anxiety symptom is shame and vulnerability. There is so much shame around making mistakes or being seen as vulnerable, weak, not perfect, or not keeping up with the Joneses. And that can be so emotionally painful that that's what propels them into continuing perfectionistic behaviors, pushing themselves harder than they can maintain, putting them or raising their hands in situations that they really honestly shouldn't be saying yes to. They don't even have the capacity for what they've already signed up for. You may know the quote that says, “If you want something done, find the busiest person.” That's commonly the perfectionist because they're the ones who can get jobs done and they're willing to put their own mental and physical wellness aside to get the job done. Another sign of perfectionism often shows up at work. When you have perfectionism anxiety, work can become very frustrating or depressing, and this is often, again, because of the expectations you've put on yourself. You associate work with being an incredibly stressful environment because, as you walk into work, you're bringing in these expectations. You're bringing this goal of being perfect and not making mistakes. And that can create an incredible amount of anxiety and distress. It also creates, as I said, a lot of depression, hopelessness, or helplessness because often people with perfectionism are suffering in silence. They don't feel like they can share with other people how much they're suffering or how they're succeeding. They make it look maybe even so easy, but underneath they're really struggling, and they don't want people to find out. They feel like that would be letting other people in on the lie that you're actually not the person that you're perceived to be. Another really important sign is this ongoing fear or belief that I'll never be good enough. This deep-down belief that you don't have the worth of just being who you are, that you have to show up being more and more and more in order to be respected, to be loved, to be accepted by people. And that can be incredibly stressful. PERFECTIONISM AND PROCRASTINATION A big overlap is between perfectionism and procrastination. Again, as I said, when you raise the bar so high, often the only thing that people can do is to avoid the thing because they're overwhelmed at the prospect of making a mistake. They're overwhelmed by the expectations they've put for themselves. They go into a freeze mode where they can't even move forward. It's too overwhelming. Their nervous system is shutting down. They're having an increased heart rate, tightness in their chest, nausea, stomach issues, muscle aches, headaches, and migraines. And so, because of that, they just procrastinate and keep pushing, pushing, pushing the deadline away. Often, when I see someone, they have been told they're not perfectionistic because they've procrastinated and avoided so long. A professional or a doctor has said no, that you can't be perfectionistic because you're not getting anything done. But often, those who are avoiding are more perfectionistic than the people who they know are succeeding. It's the heavy layer of expectation that causes them to stall and avoid moving forward in any way. Now, when you suffer from perfectionist anxiety, relationships can also become really strained. Really common imperfectionism is people pleasing, or the fear that you have let people down. You spend a lot of time worrying about what they think of you. In addition to that, it's not just worrying about what they think of you. Often, people with perfectionism become highly judgmental of their loved ones, their friends, their children, or their partner. They may also become easily annoyed when other people can't maintain that perfectionism. Often in relationships, if there's a person with perfectionism and their partner is struggling, the person with perfectionism gets quite frustrated because, in their mind, they're like, “Just be perfect. Get it fixed. Fix it. I'm doing all the perfectionistic behaviors; why can't you?” And that can cause an incredible amount of strain on the relationship. They also might experience a degree of anger, frustration, and irritability. And that's not because they're horrible people; it's because they've raised the bar and the expectations so high to be perfect that even if their loved ones are struggling by association, they feel like that's jeopardizing their perfectionism. And this is a really common thing that comes into couples counseling. Once they get there, the relationship has been so strained without identifying that perfectionism could be a massive driver behind their relationship issues. IS THERE A PERFECTIONISM ANXIETY DISORDER? Now there is something to note here. There is no such thing as a perfectionism anxiety disorder. A lot of people are searching for those terms to see if this is, in fact, a disorder. But there are common disorders such as eating disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, and OCD that do co-occur with perfectionism. PERFECTIONISM OCD Now, there are specific types of OCD, one of them being perfectionism OCD. That is a specific subtype of OCD where the underlying force towards the compulsion is perfectionism, and it's often coming from a place of anxiety and uncertainty. Usually, people with perfectionism OCD, they're not doing their compulsions or safety behaviors from a place of wanting to; they usually feel like they can't stop doing them. They feel like they're stuck in a loop of doing these behaviors even though they don't want to. This is very common alongside other subtypes, like just right OCD, symmetry OCD, and moral and religious OCD as well. PERFECTIONISM VS PERFECTIONISM OCD Now, often people do ask. Let's weigh it out. Perfectionism versus perfectionism OCD, how do we know the difference? Well, a thing to remember here is that often perfectionism is what we call ‘ego-syntonic,' meaning it's in line with their values. They want to be perfect. It's a driving force to be perfect. It actually reduces their discomfort by moving in that direction. For those with perfectionism OCD, it's actually ego-dystonic, which means they don't want this obsession. It's intrusive. It's repetitive. They really don't believe in the point of perfectionism, but they feel compelled to engage in this behavior, and they feel like they can't stop engaging in this behavior. Now I want to really slow down here because that's not always true for everybody. I've often seen where clients will have a combination of the two, or maybe on a spectrum, they might be closer to the perfectionism OCD end, but they do still have some ego syntonic perfectionism that's showing up. So, I want to make sure that if you are having these perfectionism symptoms, go to a mental health professional so you can work out specifically what's true for you. So that's an important point to make here. Please don't misdiagnose yourself here. This perfectionism can also show up in PTSD. It can show up in depression. It can show up in other disorders as well. I want us to use this as information, but please do not use this as a way to diagnose yourself. PERFECTIONISM OCD TREATMENT Now if you do have perfectionism OCD, there is a specific OCD treatment that is helpful for that. For those of you with perfectionism, I'm actually going to go through that right here in a second. But first, let's just address that OCD treatment usually will involve a type of cognitive behavioral therapy called ERP (exposure and response prevention). Now, in this case, we actually expose you to being imperfect on purpose. We have you practice reducing your safety behaviors and compulsions around perfectionism so that you can practice riding the wave of discomfort, uncertainty, or anxiety, and learn that by riding that wave, you can actually tolerate that discomfort and move on without engaging in behaviors that make your life more stressful. It often involves saying no. It often involves slowing down. It often involves, again, being imperfect on purpose. HOW TO STOP BEING A PERFECTIONIST But now let's move over to how you can stop being a perfectionist and how you can overcome perfectionism if that is in fact what you're dealing with. I again want to share with you, I get how painful this is. I worked through this for close to a decade, and I still see it come up. I still see it show up in my life where I have to catch it. It shows up in a way that's sneaky and it feels, in my experience, as it's a powerful feeling when you're engaging in perfectionism, but I also notice that when I'm starting to feel really burnt out and really overwhelmed and my anxiety and depression are going up, it's usually because I've allowed that sneaky perfectionism to get into my life more than I would've wanted to. OVERCOMING PERFECTIONISM So when we're talking about overcoming perfectionism, here are a few things that were really helpful for me. Identify how perfectionism keeps you trapped Number one is, identify the ways that perfectionism is keeping me trapped. For me, when I had an eating disorder and a lot of perfectionism, I actually had to do a deep study on how it was impacting my life because, as my therapist was trying to get me to change these behaviors, I was showing up with a lot of restriction and a lot of resistance. I did not want to stop. I said to her, “I'm not ready to get rid of these behaviors. They keep me safe. They keep me feeling like I'm in control. I don't want to feel out of control. I don't want to feel imperfect. I don't want to feel shame. I don't want to feel vulnerable. I don't want to take these behaviors away.” But as I looked at how they were impacting my life, I then started to realize how they're actually keeping me trapped and holding me back. Explore how society encourages perfectionism The second piece was, I had to then do a deep exploration and look at how society had encouraged me to maintain my perfectionism. I had people all around me cheering me on. “Good job. Keep going.” “You're so thin. Look at you thrive.” “You're so successful. I can't believe how you do it.” “I'm so impressed. You inspire me.” I was constantly fed reinforcement. That kept me trapped in perfectionism and made me want to stay in perfectionism, but kept me anxious, kept me feeling like I was a complete fraud, kept me feeling like I was an imposter who, if anyone would ever find out that I'm actually this imperfect, terrible, hopeless human being with no worth, I couldn't bear the idea of that, And so, I really had to look at how society had fed me into this system as a woman, but also as a human being and as a young person, how this had kept me stuck, and how it was going to keep keeping me stuck if I didn't start to change some things. Determine how YOU want to live your life Now, the next thing I had to do is really look and determine how I wanted to live my life, and that was really influenced by my personal values. What was important to me? Is my uncle's opinion of me or my coworker's opinion of me more important than my own opinion of me? I used to first say yes, but with practice and really looking at it, I started to realize I'm going to die with everyone thinking I was perfect and I'm going to die miserable. I wouldn't have done the things I wanted to do. I was living a life based on what other people thought of me and living a life basically hiding from all of my feelings, which brings me to the next big, big, big point of my recovery. Learn to feel your feelings If I could say one thing was the most important in my recovery, it would be this: I had to learn how to feel my feelings, and I had to be willing to ride out some really uncomfortable feelings that I had about myself. I had to write out shame and still do. I had to write out feelings of being worthless, and still do. They still show up, and when they do, I instinctually go to run away from them, and then I have to slow myself down and say, “Kimberley, just stay. Be here with it. Running from this emotion, patching it up, or making it look pretty is only going to keep you trapped and create a life where you're more and more and more anxious.” Develop a self-compassion practice I also had to develop a very strong self-compassion practice, but that actually came last for me. I'm really doing my best with my patients and with you here today to have that be a beginning part of your recovery. But for me, I refused it. I hated the idea, and I didn't want to do it. I felt it was weak, and I actually thought it would override my perfectionism and make me into some kind of weak loser who can't control their life, and all these words, like, I'll be a failure, I won't be successful, it'll make me lazy. I had a whole belief about what self-compassion would do to me. But with time, I did start to see the benefit of it. And again, it's something I still have to work on. Understand that this is a life-long process of recovery I had to also recognize that this was a lifelong practice. I do remember, and I will share a story with you, that early in my perfectionism treatment, I actually stopped treatment. I told them, “I'm fine. I'm doing great. I don't need you anymore,” and off I went. A part of that was me, because I think I was really afraid to do the next level of work, but I think another part of me truly thought that that was all it took. But then, as I struggled with different stresses in my life, or as it continued to show up in my relationships and at my work, I realized this is a lifelong practice. This is something I'm going to need to practice for some time. BELIEFS THAT WILL HELP YOU OVERCOME PERFECTIONISM Now, before I finish up with you, I want to share with you some beliefs that I had to adopt to help me overcome perfectionism, and I had to remember these every step of the way. Now, I was really lucky I had a therapist who would reinforce this with me every single week, but maybe you don't. And so, I wanted to just be here to share them with you, just in case they're helpful with you managing your own perfectionism. So, here they are. IT IS OKAY TO MAKE MISTAKES The first belief I had to adopt is, it's okay to make mistakes. It's human to make mistakes. I also had to reframe what a mistake meant. As I said before, a mistake didn't make me a failure anymore. Instead, a mistake was data to help me learn and challenge this problem I was having. And now I've done my best. I've even done episodes on Your Anxiety Toolkit, talking about how I went out and purposely made mistakes a hundred times in less than a year because I still realized I had to challenge this idea that getting a no, getting rejected, or making a mistake is a problem. IT IS OKAY IF PEOPLE DO NOT UNDERSTAND ME OR LIKE ME Another thing I had to adopt is, it's okay if people do not understand me or like me, and this one still breaks my heart. I'm not going to lie, it's still really, really hard for me. But it is important to recognize that most of the time, you can be imperfect, and people will still make space for you. It is okay to not be perfect. In fact, I have learned the more perfect I tried to be, the more disconnected I was with people. The more perfect I tried to be, the more I sabotaged relationships. I made other people feel judged and uncomfortable. I made it feel unsafe for them to be imperfect, therefore impacting our ability to be vulnerable and in deep connection with each other. WHEN I AM IMPERFECT, I BECOME MORE CONNECTED So by being imperfect, I actually learned that the real relationships started to show up, that I could be vulnerable, and then they would be vulnerable. And I would feel seen, and they would feel seen. And then I would feel worthy and they would feel worthy. And it healed itself in that respect through the relationships, through showing up imperfectly in relationships and letting them see that I'm actually struggling. I'm actually really having a hard time. I remember talking to my therapist and saying, “Nobody would know.” Nobody would know that I'm having such a hard time. But when I actually started sharing, other people started sharing, and I realized that I didn't have to be perfect because nobody was getting through this life without going through their own struggles and challenges. MY WORTH IS NOT RELATED TO MY OUTPUT Another really important thing I had to adopt is that my worth is not related to my output. And this is one I still have to remind myself that I do not deserve self-care and kindness just because I kicked butt at work today. That I'm allowed to have compassion, self-care, and pleasure, whether I was successful, made money, or achieved the things on my to-do list. That I'm always deserving of self-care and pleasure. That that is something innate inside of me and that I can use at any time if my body needs it. LISTEN TO MY BODY. IT IS WISE And then the last thing I had to adopt was truly listen to your body. Stop pushing through discomfort in a way where you know that you're pushing your body too hard or too fast. I would say yes to everything, even if my body was exhausted. I had to learn to listen to my body and listen to when my body was gently nudging me, saying, “Stop. I'm tired. I need to rest.” That is still something I'm working on and something that I'll always have to be working on as I age and as my limitations change as well. So that's the things I want you to adopt to help you overcome depression. Now, you may have some other things that you need to adopt as well, and that's okay. I want you to make this as personalized as possible. But I do hope that this, number one, validated you and your perfectionism anxiety. I hope that it informed you of ways that it shows up for people. And third, I hope it gives you some inspiration that you too can overcome perfectionism anxiety and depression, and hopefully go on to live a very fulfilling life. Have a wonderful day, everybody, and always remember it is a beautiful day to do hard things.
My friend, Dr. Debra Theobald McClendon, joins us to talk about her new book: “Freedom from Scrupulosity: Reclaiming Your Religious Experience from Anxiety and OCD”—a powerful book focused on a comprehensive examination of religious and moral scrupulosity, with a focus on treatment. In the podcast, Dr. McClendon (active LDS, licensed psychologist, Ensign/LDS living author, speaker at Education Week and BYU Women's Conference) gives an overview of her new book covering anxiety, scrupulosity, gospel principles/church talks that apply to this space, and clinical insights to bring more understanding and healing. She talks about how scrupulosity is not a spiritual weakness or a moral failing, but rather a mental health issue. Dr. McClendon shares powerful excerpts from the book, including stories of people with scrupulosity (all client quotes are shared with permission). These stories may speak to you--that you are not alone--and give you hope for a better quality of life and a vision for how to move forward to be able to find peace and joy in your religious worship. We conclude the podcast with advice to parents and local leaders. We discuss the practical issue of how to find a therapist. I also share some of our family story with scrupulosity and the people (including Dr McClendon) that were the answer to our prayers. If you are working to understand and solve anxiety/scrupulosity (or want better tools to help others), please listen to this podcast, check out Dr. McClendon's website (which links other resources, as well), and read her book. It is the path to understanding and healing. Thank you, Dr. McClendon for being on the podcast. Your work is so needed in our community. And thank you for blessing the Ostler family. Links: Dr McClendon website: debramcclendon.com Book link on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1950304426 Book link on Deseret Book: deseretbook.com/p/freedom-from-scrupulosity
In this episode, I'm joined by Torey, an OCD advocate and mom who overcame postpartum OCD - not once but twice. We discuss.. - Her first experience with postpartum OCD, harm intrusive thoughts, and eventually going to an emergency psychiatric unit - Her decision to have another baby 9 years later - Her experience with postpartum intrusive thoughts again with baby #2 and how self-help and basic online support helped her through
In this episode. Michelle discusses the concept of magical thinking and how it can hinder personal growth and healing. She shares personal anecdotes and examples from her clinical experience to highlight the distortions and fallacies that can arise from magical thinking. Throughout the episode, she debunks five common lies associated with magical thinking that Christians may accidentally fall into, such as the belief that feelings equal facts or that one's actions alone can control outcomes. She emphasizes the importance of acknowledging these distortions and finding a balance between faith, prayer, and taking practical actions in order to navigate mental health challenges effectively.
David and Nate visit with Dr. Randy Malchow, Medical Director for the Tennessee Ketamine & Wellness Center, which offers compassionate and competent care for those suffering from depression, PTSD, OCD, chronic pain, and opioid dependence. Dr. Malchow served as an anesthesiologist for 25 years in the armed forces before retiring as a colonel in 2008. He then became an associate professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, where he was the first Vanderbilt physician to offer intensive ketamine infusion therapy in 2014. In 2015, he established one of the few ketamine infusion centers (KIC) in the Veteran Health Administration and the only KIC in the U.S. specifically targeting opioid cessation/reduction. He is an acknowledged U.S. expert on ketamine administration, having presented his extensive experience with ketamine in the veteran population at the American Society of Ketamine Physicians in 2018 and has given multiple lectures regarding the use of ketamine to national audiences in 2021. Dr. Malchow has published over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and serves regularly on worldwide medical missions supporting those in need.
Embodiment for the Rest of Us - Season 3, Episode 11: Fawn McCool and Lisa Daughters Chavonne (she/her) and Jenn (she/her) interviewed Fawn McCool (she/her) and Lisa Daughters (she/her) about their embodiment journeys. Fawn McCool (she/her pronouns), is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a private practice based in Portland, Oregon. Her therapeutic approach is warm, nurturing, collaborative, engaged, and nerdy. She loves brain science so there MIGHT be some mention of neural plasticity or blaming of neural pathways along the way. She will shame the patriarchy, never you. As an LCSW, she has worked in a variety of settings providing skilled trauma-informed services to families, women and children. She offers clinical therapeutic services in Tigard, OR and enjoys working with a wide variety of issues including but not limited to: trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, perinatal/postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, infant loss, and fertility issues. She received her Masters of Social Work degree at California State University, Los Angeles in 2006. Her professional credentials include certification in Interpersonal Neurobiology through Portland State University and is Ample & Rooted trained. Additionally, she has had the honor of presenting at several professional conferences focused on Neonatal Intensive Care Unit experiences, neuroscience & birth trauma, and behavioral health counseling in school based health centers. She is an anti-racist, LGBTQ+ affirming, and HAES provider. * Lisa Daughters (she/her) is a HAES-aligned fat-positive, LGBTQIA+ allied, social justice informed Expressive Arts Therapist. She works with fat folx, LGBTQIA+ community, grief/loss, fertility struggles and pregnancy loss, relationship challenges, family dynamics - these are all near and dear to her. She has been serving clients as a professional counselor for 12 years, working with a variety of settings and concerns. She works from a person-centered approach, using humor, mindfulness, and acceptance as tools of healing and transformation. She believes in the need to broaden our view from seeing individual struggles as collective, moving towards solutions that foster interdependence and equity. She approaches counseling as a co-creation, and considers her role to be an insightful companion through the process. She trusts the inherent wholeness of each individual. I have specific training in Expressive Arts Therapy, which utilizes art-making as therapeutic. Lisa is strongly anti-diet and diet-culture. She is involved in the fat liberation movement. And it's impossible to talk about body politics without talking about racism, misogyny, and ableism. She is anti-capitalist, and anti-racist. She loves animals and spent years before becoming a therapist working with animals. She believes current social and economic structures have stripped our sense of community and our emotional experiences have been villainized and pathologized to the point that mental health is a growing challenge. She thinks it's a disservice to focus only on individual health without also addressing community. She does not believe in the paternalistic dynamic that she has seen in the mental health world, and she thinks to do my work well she has to be continually learning. Content Warning: discussion of privilege, discussion of diet culture, discussion of fatphobia, discussion of racism, discussion of fatphobia in the career space, discussion of mental health, discussion of chronic medical issues Trigger Warnings: 39:23: Lisa discusses getting bariatric surgery The captions for this episode can be found at https://embodimentfortherestofus.com/season-3/season-3-episode-11-fawn-mccool-and-lisa-daughters/#captions A few highlights: 15:05: Fawn and Lisa shares their understanding of embodiment and their own embodiment journeys 1:07:56: Fawn and Lisa discuss how the pandemic has affected their embodiment practices Links from this episode: All Cats Are On The Autism Spectrum All Dogs Have ADHD Bibliotherapy Brianne Benness Depersonalization Derealization Dr. Dan Siegel Executive Functioning The Family Experience of PDA Girls on the Run Kymber Stephenson Neurodivergence Persistent Drive for Autonomy (PDA) Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria Music: “Bees and Bumblebees (Abeilles et Bourdons), Op. 562” by Eugène Dédé through the Creative Commons License Please follow us on social media: Website: embodimentfortherestofus.com Twitter: @embodimentus Instagram: @embodimentfortherestofus
Have you ever heard that when a baby, or a dog, or basically any animal is twitching, they are dreaming? But what if that twitching occurs in the womb or from a baby mouse whose eyes haven't yet opened? Tony discusses the article "What Are Dreams For" by Amanda Gefter, https://apple.news/ATyOGpIRDQNOHahTKYECH5Q This episode dives deep into the intricate relationship between dreams and our bodily sensations. Grounded in recent scientific research, we explore how our dreaming minds are influenced by physical signals, including heart rates, vestibular system information, and even muscular sensations. We'll discuss how dreams incorporate snippets of our daily lives and long-forgotten memories, pointing to a complex dialogue between the mind and the body. Additionally, we touch upon the innovative domain of robotics, where principles from dreaming inspire adaptive learning in machines. Join us as we unravel the intricate web of dreams, bodily experiences, and the subtle ways they shape our understanding of reality. Please follow Tony's newest Instagram account for the Waking Up to Narcissism podcast https://www.instagram.com/wutnpod/ as well as Tony's account https://www.instagram.com/tonyoverbay_lmft/ To learn more about Tony's upcoming re-release of the Magnetic Marriage course, his Pathback Recovery course, and more, sign up for his newsletter through the link at https://linktr.ee/virtualcouch Inside ACT for Anxiety Disorder Course is Open! Visit https://praxiscet.com/virtualcouch Inside ACT for Anxiety Disorders, Dr. Michael Twohig will teach you the industry-standard treatment used by anxiety-treatment experts around the world. Through 6 modules of clear instruction and clinical demonstrations, you will learn how to create opportunities for clients to practice psychological flexibility in the presence of anxiety. After completing the course material, you'll have a new, highly effective anxiety treatment tool that can be used with every anxiety-related disorder, from OCD to panic disorder to generalized anxiety disorder. And follow Tony on the Virtual Couch YouTube channel for a sneak preview of his upcoming podcast "Murder on the Couch," where True Crime meets therapy, co-hosted with his daughter Sydney. You can watch a pre-release clip here https://youtu.be/-RkRq8SrQy0 Subscribe to Tony's latest podcast, "Waking Up to Narcissism Q&A - Premium Podcast," on the Apple Podcast App. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/waking-up-to-narcissism-q-a/id1667287384 Go to http://tonyoverbay.com/workshop to sign up for Tony's "Magnetize Your Marriage" virtual workshop. The cost is only $19, and you'll learn the top 3 things you can do NOW to create a Magnetic Marriage. You can learn more about Tony's pornography recovery program, The Path Back, by visiting http://pathbackrecovery.com And visit http://tonyoverbay.com and sign up to receive updates on upcoming programs and podcasts. Tony mentioned a product that he used to take out all of the "uh's" and "um's" that, in his words, "must be created by wizards and magic!" because it's that good! To learn more about Descript, click here https://descript.com?lmref=bSWcEQ
Hello and welcome back to another episode!Psychology is often about relationships and how we navigate them!We have Maddie joining us to deep dive into normal doubts in relationship Vs ROCD We look to our partners to be everything for us nowadays and this can be an incredibly burden on the relationship and leave us feeling chronically dissatisfied. It is very normal to have doubts and questions around our relationships. But when does this turn into something more chronic? What is ROCD?It is a theme of OCD that focuses on and causes incessant disruption of thoughts of if you are in the right relationship, it fixates on most often romantic relationships but can extend to friendships and even pets too! It is like constantly temperature checking your relationship!We hope you enjoy!Aimee, Kat + Maddie Kat's book recommendation: https://www.angusrobertson.com.au/books/relationship-ocd-sheva-rajaee/p/9781684037919?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1ZO_zomGgQMV8cJMAh2JpQBTEAQYASABEgIAe_D_BwEThe Thriving Therapists: Facebook group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/224252457083630/?ref=share&mibextid=S66gvFInstagram: @thethrivingtherapistsYou can find more of us here: The Thriving Therapists: To connect with a safe and supportive community of like-minded therapists, head to our Thriving Therapists Facebook group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/224252457083630/?ref=share&mibextid=S66gvFOr find us on our Instagram: https://instagram.com/thethrivingtherapists?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA==6 -week anxiety course:coming-home-how-to-care-for-anxiety.teachable.com/p/coming-home-how-to-care-for-anxietyOur Online Psychology practice:https://thepsychcollaborative.com.auThe Psychology Sisters Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/thepsychologysisters/?hl=enThe Psych Collaborative instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/thepsychcollaborative/?hl=enPlease note: this episode is for informational purposes only and does not replace personalised psychological advice.
Motivation seems to come up and is asked about almost as much as I've been asked how to fast. This week I talk "motivation," why I understand its challenges, and how, I feel, you can truly stay motivated your whole journey and the rest of your life. __________ Looking for fasting support on your journey? I can help! Consults, Blog, & Official Handbook now available! TheFastingFocusedLifestyle.com
Book your free session directly, visit: www.robertjamescoaching.com Want to support the podcast in return for exclusive content and more access to me? Check out my Patreon tiers, any help is much appreciated :) www.patreon.com/user?u=88044382 Today's topic is all about inner strength. In my experience we have a lot more resources for dealing with OCD than we give ourselves credit for. Learning to tap into that inner resourcefulness might give you a new found ability to deal with obsessions. I hope you find it helpful. Disclaimer: Robert James Pizey (of Robert James Coaching) is not a medical professional and is also not providing therapy or medical treatment. Robert James Pizey recommends that anyone experiencing anxiety or OCD to seek professional medical help straight away to get a medical opinion and rule out other conditions or illnesses. The comments and opinions as written on this site are simply that and are not to be taken as professional medical opinions. Robert James Pizey provides coaching, education, accountability and peer support around Anxiety through his own personal experiences.
This week I'm continuing my series with Dr. Joel Minden, and there's no one I'd rather talk with about how to handle worry. Joel is a true expert on this topic. He offers a compassionate, realistic, and effective set of tools for worrying less so you can redirect your energy toward living well. Specific topics we touched on included: Anxiety vs. worry The implicit goal of anxiety The similarities between obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) Intolerance of uncertainty Worry as a learned behavior that is reinforced (rewarded), making it more likely to continue Finding alternatives to replace worry The sense of helplessness that can lead to depression Whether worry can ever be productive The value of writing down one's worries Possible signatures of unproductive worry Shifting attention to what we can control rather than focusing on the uncontrollable The downsides of distraction as a way to deal with anxiety and worry Accepting uncertainty when the outcome would be truly bad Being more specific about one's worst-case fears Unhelpful distraction vs. more helpful and productive engagement with life Allowing anxiety to “come along for the ride” The role of meditation in dealing with worries Joel's use of CBT techniques for dealing with his own worry and anxiety Joel Minden, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and related disorders. He is the author of Show Your Anxiety Who's Boss (affiliate link), founder of the Chico Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, diplomate of The Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, and lecturer in the Department of Psychology at California State University, Chico. Find Joel online at his website, follow him on Twitter, and read his blog on Psychology Today.
Jenna Schloss is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Illinois. She treats mainly clients suffering from OCD, but also tackles generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and other related illnesses. Her approach to treating said disorders cover many grounds as she uses Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptant and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Although she may sound like your textbook psychotherapist, she believes that laughter is an essential part of life and mental health. This translates to how she tailor-makes her approach to each individual and their own personal goal. If you book a session with Jenna, don't forget to give her executive assistant, Maddie, a belly-rub (she's a dog). In this episode we talk about: ◾️ Anxiety and white knuckling ◾️ Acceptance in therapy vs. acceptance in day-to-day life ◾️ The impact of the "pause" after acknowledging the presence of OCD Find Jenna here: @ocdchicago Find Zach here : zachwesterbeck.com @zach_westerbeck This podcast is made possible by NOCD. NOCD offers effective, affordable, and convenient OCD therapy. NOCD therapists are trained in Exposure Response Prevention, or ERP, therapy, the gold standard treatment for OCD. With NOCD, you can do virtual, live face-to-face video sessions with one of their licensed, specialty-trained therapists, and they accept most major insurance plans. If your insurance isn't covered, mention discount code ZACH100 for a special $100 rate for the next two months. To find out more about NOCD, visit zachwesterbeck.com/virtual-ocd-therapy/ to book a free 15-minute call.
In this midweek special episode I chat with licensed psychologists Dr Katia Moritz and Dr Wilfredo Rivera-Perez of the Neurobehavioral Institute (NBI) in Florida. We discuss what is suicide, some differences between being suicidal and experiencing suicidal OCD, when people experience both suicidal OCD or harm OCD and being actually suicidal, co-occurring disorders that may increase the risk for suicide, the importance of assessment, safety plans, suicidal ideation vs intention, protective factors, what to look out for as family members, and much more. Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/nbi-8 The midweek special episodes which go out at the end of the month on a Wednesday are made possible by and in partnership with the Neurobehavioral Institute (NBI) in Florida. I will be interviewing different members of their clinical team on a range of topics. NBI specialise in treatment and programs for anxiety, OCD, comorbidities, and complex cases. They also offer an intensive outpatient program, and a residential program called the NBI Ranch: A supportive living experience that complements intensive treatment for Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders. To find out more about their intensive outpatient services, or the NBI ranch, as well as to read some of their free information online about OCD via their blog, click here to find out more: https://www.nbiweston.com/
https://www.restoredminds.com/intrusive-thoughts-workshop-2023 In our newest episode of The OCD and Anxiety Show, we're going to tackle a really important topic: how to uncover your deepest fears - what are you really afraid of? And, more importantly, what you can actually do about them and how to overcome these fears.
On this week's episode, we're joined by Harriet Hadfield, a renowned makeup artist who's now a business mentor. Harriet takes us on an inspiring journey from her rural upbringing to her remarkable career, where she's collaborated with A-list celebrities. She passionately dismantles the "starving artist" myth and sheds light on how creative freelancers can thrive as business CEOs. Tune in to gain profound insights into leveraging social media for success, mastering negotiation dynamics, and shifting from limitation-focused thinking to opportunity-driven strategies. Harriet's empowering message challenges conventional norms and invites you to reconsider who sets the rules in your career.More about Harriet!Harriet is a huge A-list celebrity makeup artist (IE Olivia Rodrigo), Youtuber, and business coach. Tired of the starving artist narrative and the common misconception that freelance goes hand in hand with sacrifice, Harry made it her mission to empower creative freelancers with the tools & strategies to step into the CEO role in their business, book celebrity clients and global brands without needing an agent, and without relying on word of mouth.Alongside co-creating an award winning beauty Podcast ‘Full Coverage' with over 1 million + downloads, and a YouTube channel ‘Harry Makes It Up' with over 4.5 million views, Harry went on to start her own Podcast ‘Freelance With Freedom' in 2021. Harriet also has Tourettes and OCD, but has still learned to have a highly successful business with a neurodivergent brain.Connect with Harriet!Harriet's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/harrymakesitup/Freelance with Freedom Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freelancewithfreedom/Website: https://www.harriethadfield.com/Connect with Brianna!Instagram: @mombossinaustinLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/briannademikeFollow the Podcast on Instagram: @badassbasicbitchLove the podcast? We would love if you would leave a review!Thank you to this week's sponsor, Air Doctor! Head to airdoctorpro.com and use promo code BBB, and depending on the model, you'll receive UP TO 40% off or UP TO $300 off!
Content advisory: this podcast contains themes of mental health and suicide. On this week's episode of the Dr Louise Newson Podcast, Anna Geldard shares her story of how her mental health was severely affected by menopause. Anna tells Dr Louise how therapy and medication had helped her successfully manage her obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and mild depression symptoms for over a decade. But out of the blue, Anna's symptoms returned and quickly spiralled. Anna was admitted to hospital, on six psychiatric drugs but still didn't feel better. Thankfully, after learning about the impact of hormones on mental health and being prescribed HRT, things changed for the better. Anna's top three tips: 1. Have more open conversations, starting from at home with the kids. This will filter through society, making menopause less of an unspoken thing and more of a just another thing about the body. 2. Make sure your resources are evidence based. There's a lot of information on social media, so just make sure that whoever you're listening to is appropriately qualified. 3. Advocate for yourself. If your symptoms are hormone related and you're being told you're too young or whatever, try again and don't just give up at that first hurdle. Anna is on Instagram @Hormones.on.her_mind. Find out more about OCD through charities OCD-UK and OCD Action. Contact the Samaritans for 24-hour, confidential support by calling 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents often ask me if they should tell the school about their child's anxiety or OCD. The answer isn't a simple yes or no. There are things to consider. Like does their anxiety or OCD impact their academic performance or ability to function at school? Is there a chance that they will be mislabeled or misunderstood due to their anxiety or OCD?In this week's AT Parenting Survival Podcast I explore the areas to consider when weighing the pros and cons of telling the school about your child's anxiety or OCD.
In today's episode Judith Germain speaks to Katherine McCord about the power of neurodiversity. They discuss Katherine's neurodiversity and her work as an entrepreneur in people operations consulting. Katherine's different brain wiring influenced her innovative and forward-thinking approach to her work. Judith and Katherine discuss the misconceptions surrounding bipolar disorder and its manifestations. They explain that bipolar disorder involves long periods of ups and downs, with normal periods in between, caused by imbalances in brain chemicals. Katherine discusses her decision not to medicate for her diagnosed condition and instead focuses on holistic self-care and understanding her body's chemistry. She developed a robust system with the help of her psychologist and parents to effectively manage her symptoms and learned to navigate her depressive state by reminding herself of the positive aspects of her life. Katherine shares her strategies for managing depression, and how she used her motivation and mindset to combat the depressed mood and continue moving forward. In this conversation they discuss the importance of debunking myths and biases surrounding neurodiversity and medical diagnoses. They emphasise the need to research and gather accurate information to counteract harmful stereotypes and form appropriate opinions. Whilst discussing OCD - Katherine discusses the importance of seeking alternate information to counteract harmful beliefs. Judith and Katherine discussed the importance of treating everyone as individuals, embracing neurodiversity, and recognsing that neurodiverse individuals have contributed significantly to human progress. They also highlighted the potential evolutionary aspect of neurodiversity and the benefits of embracing honesty and setting boundaries upfront. Judith and Katherine discuss the topic of autism and the unique perspectives and the innocence of individuals on the spectrum. They also mentioned a comedian with autism and how her routine can evoke both laughter and emotional triggers for those who can relate to similar experiences. Katherine McCord is a physically and neurodiverse woman herself. She built her career on inclusive innovation as an entrepreneur in People Operations and HR Tech. She lives by the moto that different is not a deficit, and travels the world sharing this message through speaking and teaching! You can find out more about our guest and today's episode in this Maverick Paradox Magazine article here. --- Maverick leadership is all about thinking outside the box and challenging the status quo. It's about having the courage to take risks and the confidence to lead in a way that is authentic and genuine. But amplifying your influence as a leader isn't just about having a strong vision or a big personality. It's also about having the right leadership capability and being able to execute on your ideas and plans. The consequences of not having the right level of influence as a leader can be significant. Without the ability to inspire and motivate others, you may struggle to achieve your goals and make a real impact. How Influential Are you? Take the scorecard at amplifyyourinfluence.scoreapp.com and see. Judith's book: The Maverick Paradox: The Secret Power Behind Successful Leaders. Judith's websites: The Maverick Paradox Magazine - themaverickparadox.com The Maverick Paradox Website - maverickparadox.co.uk Judith's LinkedIn profile is here, her Twitter profile (MaverickMastery) is here, Facebook here and Instagram here.
If you've flippantly said, “Oh, I feel a bit OCD”, this episode will stop you from ever saying it again. Author Penny Moodie shares the highs and lows of her long-time mental health battle with obsessive-compulsive disorder. WANT MORE FROM PENNY? Find out more about Penny's book The Joy Thief (Allen & Unwin, $34.99) here. You can catch Penny @penny_moodie. WANT MORE BODY + SOUL? Online: Head to bodyandsoul.com.au for your daily digital dose of health and wellness. On social: Via Instagram at @bodyandsoul_au or Facebook. Or, TikTok here. Got an idea for an episode? DM host Felicity Harley on Instagram @felicityharley. In print: Each Sunday, grab Body+Soul inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
SEASON 4 of Emetophobia Help TRIGGER WARNING: Words such as "vomit,” “throw up” and "sick" may be used. Host: Anna Christie, Psychotherapist and Emetophobia SpecialistIntro Music: YouTube Audio Library, "Far Away (Sting)" by MK2, Used with Permission.Anna's Website - INFO for emetophobics: www.emetophobiahelp.org10 Emetophobia CLASSES with Anna: info at www.emetophobiahelp.orgFacebook Group: Emetophobia NO PANICANNA & DAVID'S BOOK: Emetophobia: Understanding and Treating Fear of Vomiting in Children and Adults: Russ, David, Dr., Christie, Anna S., EMETOPHOBIA RESEARCH CHARITY: www.emetaction.orgFOR KIDS: "Turnaround Anxiety Program" with Emetophobia supplement (McCarthy/Russ) and Emetophobia! The Ultimate Kids' Guide eBook : Russ. PhD, DavidSupport the showAnna and David's NEW Resource Website: www.emetophobia.net
Obsessive-compulsive disorder stole Penny Moodie's happiness for 23 years. The author shares how she navigated it all and what she wants others to know about this misunderstood mental health condition. WANT MORE FROM PENNY? To hear today's full interview, where she shares her hardest struggles with OCD...search for Extra Healthy-ish wherever you get your pods. Find out more about Penny's book The Joy Thief (Allen & Unwin, $34.99) here. You can catch Penny @penny_moodie. WANT MORE BODY + SOUL? Online: Head to bodyandsoul.com.au for your daily digital dose of health and wellness. On social: Via Instagram at @bodyandsoul_au or Facebook. Or, TikTok here. Got an idea for an episode? DM host Felicity Harley on Instagram @felicityharley. In print: Each Sunday, grab Body+Soul inside The Sunday Telegraph (NSW), the Sunday Herald Sun (Victoria), The Sunday Mail (Queensland), Sunday Mail (SA) and Sunday Tasmanian (Tasmania). See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Delve into the world of mental health with Shaun Flores, a passionate advocate for OCD and ADHD awareness. Shaun, a renowned x3 Tedx Speaker, takes us on an inspiring journey through his own experiences, shedding light on crucial topics like OCD, ADHD, and men's mental health. In this powerful episode, we explore Shaun's upbringing and the challenges he faced while dealing with intrusive thoughts throughout his life. Discover how a transformative encounter with a therapist changed the trajectory of his life for the better, offering hope and invaluable insights for those grappling with similar issues. ☕ Buy me a Coffee - https://www.buymeacoffee.com/maycontain
What happens when neuroscience, psychology and lived experience collide? Britt Frank, that's what. Britt is a licensed neuropsychotherapist, author, academic, featured writer and an award-winning adjunct instructor. So yeah, in 'Tiff language' she's kind of a big deal. Speaking with her today was like sitting down for a coffee with an extremely smart and articulate best mate. I loved it. We talk about (as the title dictates) the science of stuck. How to process, understand, accept and grow from the experiences that other keep us otherwise bogged miserably in the mud. Britt has waded through the hot mess, as she puts it, with chemical/behavioral addictions, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, OCD, trichotillomania, crazy-making relationships, and complex PTSD and she's rolled out the other side with a whole bunch of science-based strategies to share with us! SPONSORED BY AED AUTHORITY Website: aedauthority.com.au BRITT FRANK Website: scienceofstuck.com TIFFANEE COOK Linktree: linktr.ee/rollwiththepunches Website: rollwiththepunches.com.au LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/tiffaneecook/ Facebook: facebook.com/rollwiththepunchespodcast/ Instagram: instagram.com/rollwiththepunches_podcast/ Instagram: instagram.com/tiffaneeandcoSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In episode 72, Kirk Miller sits down with renowned nutritionist, Greg Marriott. Together, they discuss everything from the critical role of nutrition in elite sports to the personal trials that shaped Greg into the professional he is today. Key Highlights: Journey to Elite Nutrition: Greg recounts how he was instrumental in Tyson Fury's stunning weight loss journey, shedding about 9 stone, highlighting the unique challenges he faced in tailoring nutrition for top-tier athletes versus everyday individuals. Behind the Scenes in Boxing: An insight into the complexities and occasional corruption within professional boxing, providing listeners with a glimpse into the realities athletes face beyond the ring. Greg's Personal Story: From his early struggles with OCD to juggling jobs (including a weekend stint as a convenience store shelf stacker at £1.50 an hour) to support his growing family, Greg's journey wasn't straightforward. Learning & Growing: How experiences, both good and bad, from meeting boxing trainer Dominic Ingle to navigating personal challenges, sculpted Greg's robust work ethic and determination. Tune in to explore the intricate journey of a footballer-turned-coach, replete with life lessons, resilience, and unwavering passion. For more information on what was discussed in this episode head to https://kirkmiller.co.uk/programme/ The Kirk Miller Podcast is the show for business leaders and peak performers to get into the best physical and mental shape of their lives and unleash from within confidence they never thought possible.
Book your free session directly, visit: www.robertjamescoaching.com Want to support the podcast in return for exclusive content and more access to me? Check out my Patreon tiers, any help is much appreciated :) www.patreon.com/user?u=88044382 Today I explore the analogy of riding the waves of OCD. It's an image that I find very helpful in keeping OCD in its place, I hope you find it helpful too. If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know. Disclaimer: Robert James Pizey (of Robert James Coaching) is not a medical professional and is also not providing therapy or medical treatment. Robert James Pizey recommends that anyone experiencing anxiety or OCD to seek professional medical help straight away to get a medical opinion and rule out other conditions or illnesses. The comments and opinions as written on this site are simply that and are not to be taken as professional medical opinions. Robert James Pizey provides coaching, education, accountability and peer support around Anxiety through his own personal experiences.
Is it possible that your existential deep dives are revealing the presence and influence of OCD? Are you obsessive about chasing doubts about your existence or God's existence? Over my 30 years of ministry experience, I have observed many who get lost in certain questions related to life, death, existence, God, eternity and more that […]
What if I never get better? This is a common and distressing fear that many people worry about. It can feel very depressing, it can be incredibly anxiety-provoking, and most of all, it can make you feel so alone. Today, I'm going to address the fear, “What if I never get better?” and share tools and strategies to stay hopeful and focused on your recovery. If you have the fear, “What if I never get better?” I want you to settle in. This is exactly where you need to be. I want to break this episode down into two specific sections. So, when we are talking about “What if I never get better?” we're going to talk about first the things I don't have control over, and then the things we do have control over. That will determine the different strategies and tools we're going to use. Before we do that, though, let's talk about first validating how hard it is to recover. Recovery is an incredibly scary process. It can feel defeating; it can feel, as I said, so incredibly lonely. When we're thinking about recovery, we often compare it to other people's recovery, and that's probably what makes us think the most. Like, will I ever recover? Will I get to be like those people who have? Or if you see people who aren't recovering, you might fear, “What if I don't recover either?” even if you're making amazing steps forward. It can be an exhausting process that requires a lot of care, compassion, and thoughtful consideration. Most of all, recovery requires a great deal of hard work. Most people, by the time they come to me, are exhausted. They've given up. They don't really feel like there's any way forward. And I'm here to share with you that there absolutely is, and we're going to talk about some strategies here today. Now, that being said, while all of those things are true—that it is hard and distressing and can be defeating—I wholeheartedly believe that recovery is possible for everyone. But what's important is that we define recovery depending on the person. I do not believe that there is a strict definition of recovery, mainly because everybody is different, everybody's values are different, and everybody's capacity is different. So we want to be realistic and compassionate, and we want to make sure our expectations are safe and caring as we move towards recovery. Let's talk about what that might look like. Again, it's going to be different for every person. WHAT IF I DON'T GET BETTER FROM OCD? If we're talking about recovery for OCD, let's say we're going to be talking about what's realistic. Again, what's compassionate? So, if someone comes to me and says, “I want my goal of recovery to be never to have anxiety and never have intrusive thoughts ever again,” I'm going to say to them, “That sounds really painful and out of your control. Let's actually work at controlling your reaction to them instead of trying to tell your brain not to have thoughts and not to have feelings, because we all know how that works. You're going to have more of them, right?” But again, the degree in which you recover is entirely up to you. WHAT IF I DON'T GET BETTER FROM GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER? Recovery for anxiety or generalized anxiety is going to be the same. I am probably going to use me as an example. I have generalized anxiety disorder—it doesn't stop me from living my life as fully as I can. It's still there, but I'm there to gently, compassionately respond to it and think about how I can respond to this effectively. I think I'm genetically set up to have anxiety, so my goal of recovery being like never having anxiety again is probably not kind; it's probably not compassionate or realistic. WHAT IF I DON'T GET BETTER FROM DEPRESSION? Recovery for depression—again, it's going to look different for different people. Some people are going to have a complete reduction of depressive symptoms. Other people are going to have a waxing and waning, and I consider that to still be a part of recovery. It might be that your definition of recovery is, “As long as I'm functioning, I can take care of my kids, and I can go to work and do my hobbies.” If that's your definition of recovery, great. Other people might say, “My definition of recovery is to make sure I get my teeth cleaned, go to the doctor once a year, and have an exercise schedule,” and whatever's right to them. Really, again, I want to be clear that you get to decide what recovery looks like for you. I've had people in the past say, “I've considered my recovery to be great. I'm not ready to take those next extra hard steps. I'm happy with where I am, and I'm actually going to work at really accepting where I'm at and living my life as fully as I can, whether these emotions or these feelings are here or not,” and I love that. WHAT IF I DON'T GET BETTER FROM HAIR PULLING AND SKIN PICKING? Recovery for hair pulling and skin picking—another disorder that we treat at our center in Calabasas, California—might be some reduction of those behaviors. For others, it might be complete elimination, but you get to decide. WHAT IF I DON'T GET BETTER FROM MY CHRONIC ILLNESS? I know that for me, the recovery of a chronic illness was not the absence of the chronic illness. It was getting in control of the things I knew I could control and then working at compassion, acceptance, care, support, and resources for what I could not control. So I really want to emphasize here first that we want to be respectful. I want to be respectful of your definition of recovery before we talk about this fear specifically related to “what if I don't recover.” Some people have the fear that they won't recover, and that might be valid because they've put their expectations so high that the expectation in and of itself causes some anxiety. WHAT DON'T I HAVE CONTROL OVER? So let's talk about it first. We're going to first talk about what I don't have control over, and this is what we're talking about here in regards to how I manage this fear. Now, the first thing to do when we're talking about what we don't have control over is, we don't have control over the fact that we have this fear. Of course, this fear is coming up for you because you want to recover, you want to live your best life, and you deserve that. You deserve to have a life where you go on to succeed in whatever definition that means to you. But we can't control the fact that your brain offers you the thought, “What if I don't recover?” We don't have control over that, so let's try not to stop or suppress those thoughts. We know that with research, the more you try and suppress a thought, the more often you're going to have it. The other thing we don't have control over, and I actually mentioned this before, is, we have to acknowledge our genetics and acknowledge that genetics does have a play in this. I'm never going to probably be someone who is anxiety-free. My brain comes up with some ridiculous things. My brain loves to catastrophize. My brain loves to find problems where there aren't problems. That is my brain. As much as I can work at eliminating how I react to that, I'm probably not going to stop that entirely. So I'm going to accept that I don't have control over my genetics, and that's okay. A quick note here too is, if you do have anxiety and it is a part of your genetic—DNA, your family team tends to have it—also catch your anger around that. You're allowed to be angry; you're allowed to be dissatisfied or have grief about that. But we also want to catch that as well. Again, we do have to just acknowledge that no one has control over their genetic makeup. The third thing to remember here is that recovery is a series of valleys and peaks. That we do not have control over. Some people have extreme fear that they will never recover because they believe or were led to believe that recovery should be this very straightforward recovery process where you go from A to B, there's no peaks and valleys, and it's all straightforward from there. We do have to accept that it is normal. Recovery will always have peaks and valleys. It will always have highs and lows. And that actually doesn't mean you are relapsing or anything bad is happening. I actually say to my clients a lot of the time, and I often will demonstrate to them as I'll say, “You're in the messy middle. You've started recovery, so you've made that huge step. You've gone through that chapter where you're learning and you're ready for it, and you've educated yourself and you're prepared. And now you're starting to make some strides. You're seeing where you're doing well. We're also seeing where there's challenges. You're in the messy middle, and this is where valleys and peaks, ups and downs are going to happen. Our job isn't to beat you up when you're in a valley or a low; our job is to stop and just inquire, nonjudgmentally, what's going on? What can we learn from this? What could help me with this if I were to navigate this in the future?” This has been a huge piece of my work managing a chronic illness because I could wake up tomorrow and not be able to get out of bed, but today I feel like I'm full of energy and all good. It's completely out of my control sometimes. On the days where I don't feel like I can get out of bed, my job is to recognize that this is normal. This doesn't mean it's going to be forever. Can I be gentle with myself around this hard day and not catastrophize what that means? So, there are the three things we can't control. WHAT DO YOU HAVE CONTROL OVER? Now we're going to move over to the things we can control. There are actually seven of these things, and we're going to go through them, and they will inform the tools and strategies you are going to use when you're handling the fear, “What if I don't ever recover?” HOW DO I RESPOND TO THIS THOUGHT? Number one, something that we do have control over, is: how do I respond to this thought? Now, you must remember, the fear, “What if I don't recover?” or “What if I never get better?” is actually just a thought. It's not a fact. It's not the truth. It's a thought your brain is offering to you, and we want to thank it for that thought because your brain's trying to help you along. It's saying, “Just so you know, Kimberley, there is a small possibility that you won't recover. What can we do about that?” But if you have that thought and you take it as a fact, like you won't recover, or recovery is not in your future, and you respond to it that way, you're going to probably respond in a way that increases anxiety, increases depression, increases hopelessness, and isn't kind or effective. So we want to first acknowledge, okay, in this present moment, maybe it's Tuesday at 9:30 in the morning and I'm having the thought “what if I don't recover,” knowing that on Tuesday at 9:40, I might be having different thoughts, which is again evidence that thoughts are not facts. They're fleeting. They're things that show up in our minds. We can decide whether to respond to them or not. Now, what we want to do when we do have this thought is respond to it in a kind, compassionate way. For those of you who know me and have followed me for some time, I'm always talking about this idea of a kind coach. The kind coach would say, “Okay, I acknowledge that's a thought. Okay. What do we need to do? Kimberley, you've got this. Keep going. Keep trying. You know you've done this valley and this peak before. What did you do in the past that was helpful? What did you do in the past that wasn't helpful? Great, let's do more of that.” The kind coach cheers you on. It's there to encourage you. It's there to remind you of your strengths. HOW COMPASSIONATE ARE YOU TOWARDS YOURSELF It's not there to bring your challenges and use them against you, which brings us right to tip number two, which is, you have 100% control over how kind you are to yourself throughout the process.Actually, let me renege that maybe not a hundred percent because I know a lot of you are new to the practice of self-compassion, and sometimes we do it without even knowing. So let's also be realistic about that as well. Forgive me. We can really work at changing how kind we are to ourselves when we have that thought. Let's say you've been through the wringer. It's a very Australian frame or quote, but you've been through the wringer, which means you've been through a really tough time, and you're thinking, “I only have evidence that things go bad or things get worse.” A kind coach, your compassionate voice, or your compassionate self—that compassionate part of you would be there to offer gentle, wise guidance on what you need to do for the long term to move you forward. Again, that compassionate voice will validate how hard it's been. It will not invalidate you. It will say, “I understand it has been hard. I understand that this is really, really challenging.” It will also offer you kind, effective, wise ideas for what you could do in that moment. Sometimes the kindest thing we can do is just acknowledge the thought and keep going. Sometimes the kindest thing we can do is to say, “No, brain,” or “No, anxiety,” or “No, I'm not buying into this today. Thank you very much for offering it to me, but you do not get to determine where I'm headed. I get to determine where I am headed.” So, compassionate reactions aren't just gentle. Sometimes they're quite assertive and they'll say, “No.” Sometimes they might even swear, like, “Bug off, anxiety. I'm not dealing with you today. You're not going to tell me what to do. You can come along for the day's ride. I know I can't get rid of you. I know it's out of my control to try and get rid of you, but you will not determine what I'm going to do today. You'll not get to tell me that my life will be bad, or my life will be terrible or unsuccessful, or I won't have recovery.” You get to stand up to fear in that way and let that then inform the actions you take from there. HOW MUCH TIME ARE YOU DEDICATING TO RECOVERY? The tip or tool number three is, also take a look at how much time you're dedicating to recovery. I've had patients who've come to me really struggling with this fear that “what if I never recover?” We actually find that they're not engaging enough in the recovery skills and tools throughout the day. It's sort of like going to the gym. If I went to the gym for an hour, once a week, yes, I would have some improvements, but to really maintain those improvements, I do need to be doing my homework, my stretches, my walks, and my weight training in a way that's effective and not overdone throughout the week. So a lot of you, if you're struggling with this, be gentle around this question, because we don't want to overdo it either. But we may want to check in and say, “Let's be strategic here.” I know that in our online course—we have an online course called Time Management for Optimum Mental Health. It's a course to help people schedule and manage their time so that they can prioritize mental health and other things they have to get done. There are other priorities, chores, and things they have to do. We often talk about, let's put mental health first. Have you scheduled it in your day to do your homework if you're doing ERP? Have you done that? Have you scheduled a time or an alarm to go off to remind you to sit and journal, do some self-compassion practice, or meditate? For me, a big one from my mental health is an alarm to say, “It's time to leave the house. You need to get outside.” I work from home. I'm often indoors with my patients. “It's time for you to go outside.” That is important for your long-term mental health or your medical health. And so, it's important that we are very strategic and effective about scheduling. I call it calendaring. We calendar recovery-focused behaviors. That is something you do have control over. Again, you do not have control over the fact that the fear is here. You don't have control over whether it will return tomorrow, but you do have control over your recovery and the steps you take, acknowledging that there will still be peaks and valleys. It will not be perfect. One thing I want to stress to you—and I shouldn't laugh because it's actually not funny; it's actually very serious—is that so many people start recovery and get perfectionistic about it, which is often why they're having the fear “what if I never recover,” because they've told themselves there is this one way that they are going to recover and that it again shouldn't have peaks and valleys and it should be this way, and I shouldn't be hijacked by any other things. But the truth is, life happens along the way. You might be cruising along with recovery for your specific struggle, and then all of a sudden, a life stressor happens, like COVID. Here in LA, my husband works in the film industry. There's a huge strike happening. It's a huge stressor for a lot of families. It's been going on for months. A lot of families. I have all kinds of stresses—financial, relationship, and scheduling struggles. Life does happen, and so we have to be gentle with ourselves on the times when our recovery isn't going to the speed we would've liked because of the life hiccups that happen along the way that slow our progress. When that happens, we can gently encourage ourselves that we are doing the best we can. We're going to be okay with the fact that it's a little slower. We're going to let ourselves have our emotions about the fact that it's slower than we would've liked, and we're going to gently just keep taking one step at a time in the direction you want to go in. HOW WILLING AM I TO RIDE THIS WAVE OF DISCOMFORT? Now the fourth thing you want to remember here, and something that is in your control when it comes to the fear “What if I don't recover?” or “What if I never get better?” is how willing am I to ride waves of discomfort? This question is key, you guys, and will determine a huge degree of how speedy your recovery is. Maybe it's not even speedy. For some people, it's speedy, but for others, it's how deep the recovery process goes. I know for me that I often will try to get things to move along nice and fast and on schedule and so forth, but I've really missed the true meaning, which is, have I actually learned how to be with myself when I'm uncomfortable? Have I actually slowed down and really had a degree of willingness to be with whatever discomfort it may be—tightness in my chest, racing thoughts, not in my throat, an upset stomach? Am I actually willing to allow that to be there AND still moving in the direction towards my long-term wellness? Often, when discomfort comes up, we're like, “I don't want to feel this. I don't want to have this experience.” And that's often when we engage in behaviors that keep us stuck and keep us out of recovery, keep the disorder going. We know that when we engage in behaviors like compulsions, avoidances, and mental rumination, that often just keeps us stuck and keeps us cycling on the same anxiety and the same disorder. The big question: How willing am I to ride this wave of discomfort? You may want to even put it on a scale of 1 to 10. You might say, “Out of 10, how willing am I to ride this wave? 10 being the most, 1 being not at all.” I always say to my patients, and I've said it here before, we want to be up around the 7s, 8s, 9s, and 10s. Even 7 is fine. It's all fine, but we're looking for 8s, 9s, and 10s here of how willing you are to really, truly just allow discomfort to be there and observe it as it's there and not engage in it again, as if it were a fact. HOW ACCEPTING AM I OF THE UPS AND DOWNS? Number five is, how accepting am I of the ups and downs? Now, we've talked about this, the peaks and the valleys. When you're going through peaks and valleys, how accepting are you of that? Or when they happen, are you like, “No, this shouldn't happen. I don't like it. I don't want it. It's not fair”? I want to validate you. That response is normal and human, but we want to be careful not to stay there too long because when we're there, we're actually not moving forward. We're then often so much more likely to beat ourselves up, put ourselves down, and compare ourselves to other people. What we want to do is just gently accept. I understand. I validate that this is hard and that we may have taken a step back, and I do accept that. I take responsibility for that in the most compassionate way, and I'm still going to stand up and keep moving forward. It's like that song. I may be aging myself here, but they say, “I get knocked down, but I get up again.” He talks about how nothing's going to get him down. This is what recovery is. You get knocked down; you get up again. Maybe it should be your theme song—you get knocked down, you get up again; you get knocked down, you get up again. And that is so brave. I celebrate any of my clients or any of my students when they say, “I got knocked down, but I got back up again.” That is so powerful. So courageous. So resilient. I just have all the words to say. I celebrate anybody who is willing to get knocked down and still get up again. So I hope that you can practice that for yourself. HOW PATIENT AM I WITH THIS PROCESS? Number six is, how patient am I with this process? A lot of these are similar, I know, but patience is actually something I talk with clients about all the time. Often, particularly when they have the fear, “What if I never get better?” it's often because they're struggling to really connect with patience. They're doing the actions. They're engaging in their homework. They're moving forward. The only thing that's getting in the way is they're losing patience with the process. This takes time, guys. Changing your brain takes time. It is a long-term process. Just like any muscle that you're building, whether it be bicep curls, quadriceps, or your brain, it does take time. We do have to practice the mindfulness of being patient, steady, and slow, letting it be a process. I know, I hate it too. No one wants to be patient. It would be so much easier if it just happened fast, and you're probably seeing other people where their successes happen faster than yours. But again, go back to: how willing am I to be uncomfortable? How accepting am I of my ups and downs? How can I be accepting of my own genetic makeup and the way that my brain responds? How patient can I be with myself in this process? AM I ASKING FOR HELP? And then that brings us to tip number seven, which is, are you asking for help? Please, guys, as you navigate recovery and as you navigate the fear that you won't recover, please do not hesitate to ask for help. Ask for support. Ask for resources. We have over 350 episodes here at Your Anxiety Toolkit. They're there to support you, to cheer you on, and to celebrate your wins. There are therapists there who are there to help you and guide you. We have a practice in Calabasas, California, where we help people move towards their values as well. There are clinicians in your area. If you don't live in California, we have a whole range of vaults of online courses, if you're needing more resources or reminders. A lot of the people who take out online courses at CBTSchool.com actually have been through treatment, but taking a course helps remind them of the core concepts. “Ah, yes. I needed to remember that. I forgot about that.” It's okay. The courses are there. You can watch them as many times as you want. They're on demand. Again, you've got unlimited access. They're there to encourage and support you and push you towards the same concepts of moving towards your definition of recovery. They're the seven tips I want you to think about. We are here to encourage and support you as best as we can and give you those strategies and tools. But the big question again is, are you putting them into practice? Please don't listen to this podcast and go on your way. The only right way that this podcast will truly help is if you put the skills, the tips, and the tools into practice. I always say it's a beautiful day to do hard things, and I really believe that. So I hope today has been helpful. We have really gone over what is in your control and what is not in your control. Please focus on the things that are in your control, and I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful day. I'll see you next week.
https://www.restoredminds.com/intrusive-thoughts-workshop-2023 In this episode of the OCD and Anxiety Show, we tackle the question of oversharing and compulsive sharing, specifically addressing 'How to Stop Oversharing,' a question from our FAQ series that one of our viewers submitted. Join us as we provide valuable insights and solutions for this viewer-submitted concern.
Our first-ever guest is Lynn's pal and co-author Reid Wilson. Reid and Lynn met in 2007 and that meeting resulted in two books and a fast friendship. Join them as they talk anxiety, self-help, Reid's brilliant OCD work and the tenth anniversary of their book, Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents. NEW! WE'RE MAKING PLAYLISTS OF OUR EPISODES TO HELP YOU FIND RESOURCES ON SPECIFIC TOPICS. Here is our first: Parents of Anxious Kids, Start Here For those brand new to the podcast, we suggest starting with this playlist featuring Lynn Lyons and the 7-part anxiety disruptor series as well as a 3-part series on the skills most helpful in managing anxious kids: flexibility, problem solving, and autonomy. Consult our Spotify profile for the most up-to-date selection. WIN A COPY OF THE ANXIETY AUDIT COURSE! We will select two listeners who complete our listener survey. We hope it is you! FOLLOW US Join the Facebook group to get news on the upcoming courses for parents, teens, and kids. Follow Flusterclux on Facebook and Instagram. Follow Lynn Lyons on Twitter and Youtube. VISIT OUR SPONSORS FOR SPECIAL OFFERS JUST FOR YOU Get $100 off of your first month with a licensed therapist at Talkspace when you go to Talkspace.com and use code FLUSTER. Download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Go to Zocdoc.com/FLUSTER and then find and book a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours. Go to ThriveMarket.com/flusterclux for 30% off your first order, plus a FREE $60 gift! Right now, listeners can subscribe to Earth Breeze and save 40%! Go to earthbreeze.com/flusterclux to get started. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chris discusses fears and case-examples that involve physical symptoms and environmental experiences, and that the OCD says "this" is evidence of, or means "that." These can be difficult to deal with, because there's something real and observable thrown into the obsessive-compulsive "mix." Feel free to reach out with any questions you might have to email@example.com. If you've found OCD Straight Talk helpful, feel free to give us a 5-star rating, and subscribe to the podcast for more structured help with you anxiety- or OCd-symptoms.
In this episode, I'm joined by Nathalie, an OCD advocate who came on the podcast to share her story with panic, suicidal OCD, and more. We discuss.. - doing exposures on her own prior to starting therapy - the importance of self-care, mindfulness, and a good support system - personal growth and resilience IG: mamaonamission_x3 FB: https://www.facebook.com/nathalieglez21
What if we could look at a diagnoses not as limitations but as possibilities like many cultures have done over the millennia? People with multiple personalities have the ability to split their emotions and other changes in the body. Yes, I said an ability. Instead of thinking on diagnosis as a disorder. Maybe we can think of it as a strength. We'll explore more of this today. Have a listen. Highlights: The difference between somebody with multiple personality disorder, and a normal person, is that the former's personalities don't talk to each other. (7:15) We had a client who claimed to have OCD. So we did a cognitive test on them and they were high in facts and structure. So what if it's not a disorder, but instead a strength? (12:05) Back then the answer was to cast out people with multiple personalities. To put them through some kind of experience that maybe un-fractured the mind a little. (22:20) A person with different personalities, has many different personas and masks. The fact that they can take them off at will is amazing (24:55) Need help unlocking mental, emotional, and physical freedom in your life? Grab my new book, Built for Freedom: Adventures Through Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Trauma, Pain, and Our Body's Innate Ability to Leave Them All Behind on Amazon (or Audible) here: https://www.amazon.com/Built-Freedom-Adventures-Depression-Addiction/dp/B0BS79GMYN Or head over to https://thefreedomspecialist.com/ and book a call where we can look at your unique situation and give you the roadmap you've been missing.
Do you ever feel like just ENDING your relationship? Maybe the ROCD/RA has been there for a while and you question why you keep going. You tell yourself that "it's taking too long", "its not worth it" and other thoughts that make you feel like you should just break up. In this podcast episode, I interview Manon Lamarque who flew all the way from France to Colorado to sit with me to help you. Manon is my longtime client, friend and now, team member at Awaken into Love. She is now here to talk to you about what to do when you feel like giving up and tools you can use to keep going.
Kevin and Thom today opened with Kevin discussing some of his superstitious/OCD issues when it comes to watching sports. The boys discussed what they've been most surprised by during the Commanders' 2-0 start to the season. Eric Bieniemy said something today that they guys reacted to and Thom made his Washington-Buffalo prediction. The RFK site's progress was part of the show today as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tony reconnects with Julie Lee, who opens up about a tumultuous year marked by personal challenges, including her divorce and the heartrending loss of her sister. Additionally, Julie reveals a recent ADHD diagnosis, joining Tony in the ranks of those diagnosed with ADHD later in life. The duo dives deep into their experiences with ADHD, highlighting its challenges and unexpected silver linings. They underscore the therapeutic power of humor, with Julie sharing how it has been an essential coping mechanism during her trying times. Julie also shares some powerful stories, like discovering a note from her late sister, underscoring the profound power of humor to connect, heal, and make sense of life's unpredictable paths. At the end of the episode, Tony and Julie attempt to make each other laugh, with Julie turning to help from her young daughter in the joke-writing. Furthermore, this conversation sets the stage for an exciting announcement: the launch of Julie and Tony's joint podcast, "Love, ADHD - Where Genius and Scatter Meet." Aiming to demystify the adult ADHD experience and provide solace through shared stories, their podcast offers listeners both relatable narratives and valuable insights. By melding authenticity with humor, "Love, ADHD" seeks to be more than just a podcast—it's a community for those looking to understand and embrace the complexities of ADHD and life itself. Follow or subscribe to “Love, ADHD” wherever you get your podcasts. Apple Podcast listeners can follow here https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/love-adhd/id1707721821 and Spotify listeners can follow here https://open.spotify.com/show/6kyxztvpVXk1EgeyzuzsQ3?si=bb678548eebc45eb Please follow Tony's newest Instagram account for the Waking Up to Narcissism podcast https://www.instagram.com/wutnpod/ as well as Tony's account https://www.instagram.com/tonyoverbay_lmft/ To learn more about Tony's upcoming re-release of the Magnetic Marriage course, his Pathback Recovery course, and more, sign up for his newsletter through the link at https://linktr.ee/virtualcouch Inside ACT for Anxiety Disorder Course is Open! Visit https://praxiscet.com/virtualcouch Inside ACT for Anxiety Disorders, Dr. Michael Twohig will teach you the industry-standard treatment used by anxiety-treatment experts around the world. Through 6 modules of clear instruction and clinical demonstrations, you will learn how to create opportunities for clients to practice psychological flexibility in the presence of anxiety. After completing the course material, you'll have a new, highly effective anxiety treatment tool that can be used with every anxiety-related disorder, from OCD to panic disorder to generalized anxiety disorder. And follow Tony on the Virtual Couch YouTube channel for a sneak preview of his upcoming podcast "Murder on the Couch," where True Crime meets therapy, co-hosted with his daughter Sydney. You can watch a pre-release clip here https://youtu.be/-RkRq8SrQy0 Subscribe to Tony's latest podcast, "Waking Up to Narcissism Q&A - Premium Podcast," on the Apple Podcast App. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/waking-up-to-narcissism-q-a/id1667287384 Go to http://tonyoverbay.com/workshop to sign up for Tony's "Magnetize Your Marriage" virtual workshop. The cost is only $19, and you'll learn the top 3 things you can do NOW to create a Magnetic Marriage. You can learn more about Tony's pornography recovery program, The Path Back, by visiting http://pathbackrecovery.com And visit http://tonyoverbay.com and sign up to receive updates on upcoming programs and podcasts. Tony mentioned a product that he used to take out all of the "uh's" and "um's" that, in his words, "must be created by wizards and magic!" because it's that good! To learn more about Descript, click here https://descript.com?lmref=bSWcEQ
Stefan Batorjis is a qualified integrative psychotherapist and mountain leader, facilitating people in natural environments for over 20 years. He is the founder of Nature & Therapy UK , which was created as a response to the growing need to foster a spiritual and psychological connection to land. He also established the Ecotherapy Project in 2008 with the Plymouth NHS for people in need of mental health care. Apart from his ecotherapy projects, Stefan is an associate lecturer at Plymouth University, teaching the role of nature in mental health and recovery from trauma. In this episode we talk about: ◾️ The healing power of nature to our brains ◾️ How the brain is overstimulated and the need for its homeostasis and nature ◾️ The Human Givens approach Find Stefan here: firstname.lastname@example.org Find Zach here : zachwesterbeck.com @zach_westerbeck This podcast is made possible by NOCD. NOCD offers effective, affordable, and convenient OCD therapy. NOCD therapists are trained in Exposure Response Prevention, or ERP, therapy, the gold standard treatment for OCD. With NOCD, you can do virtual, live face-to-face video sessions with one of their licensed, specialty-trained therapists, and they accept most major insurance plans. If your insurance isn't covered, mention discount code ZACH100 for a special $100 rate for the next two months. To find out more about NOCD, visit zachwesterbeck.com/virtual-ocd-therapy/ to book a free 15-minute call.
It is helpful to understand the many different disguises OCD can wear. When we understand how OCD can show up, we can nip it in the bud more often. Relationship OCD is often talked about in an adult context, but it impacts kids and teens as well.I invited Kristina Orlova, an anxiety and OCD therapist and creator of OCD Academy, to come onto the AT Parenting Survival Podcast to help us understand ROCD better.To learn more about Kristina Orlova's OCD Academy click here. Also, check out her podcast and Youtube channel, OCD Whisperer.****This podcast episode is sponsored by NOCD. NOCD provides online OCD therapy in the US, UK, Australia and Canada. To schedule your free 15 minute consultation to see if NOCD is a right fit for you and your child, go tohttps://go.treatmyocd.com/at_parentingThis podcast is for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the guidance of a qualified professional.Parents, do you need more support?