This is a podcast dedicated to answering your questions about mental health, anxiety, depression, relationships, sex, and life WITHOUT psychobabble BS. I am Dr. Robert Duff, a psychologist from Southern California, but I'm also a regular dude who legitimately wants to help out. I wrote the best selling books Hardcore Self Help: F**k Depression and Hardcore Self Help: F**K Anxiety. Those are available at http://hardcoreselfhelp.com
Hello, friends. I asked on social media whether you'd prefer a Q&A or a guided meditation and the overwhelming answer was a guided meditation. I get it. We are STILL in uncertain and difficult times. I know that I'm dealing with my fair share of haywire thoughts. So, the purpose of this meditation is to help you get on a little better terms with your thoughts using the visualization of a snowglobe. Enjoy! Please continue sending me your awesome questions and content suggestions to email@example.com!
Hello, all! This episode features a re-release of one of my favorite episodes of all time. I go through 10 of the most common thinking traps. Also called cognitive distortions, thinking traps are patterns of unhelpful thinking that we all fall into at times. For those with mental health issues, they can become quite common. If you are interested in getting the free eBook based on this, head over to http://duffthepsych.com/subscribe Next week will most likely be another Q&A, so keep sending me your awesome questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, friends. I have a Q&A for you today. Please enjoy and stay well. Here are the questions covered: How can I help my (teen) friend at school who seems to have depression? I am questioning my gender identity. What should I do? As always, you can send me questions to email@example.com Today's episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Check out thrivemarket.com/duff to get up to $20 in shopping credit toward your first order.
Hello, friends! This is a re-release of episode 74, in which I dive deep into 10 tips that you can use to get the most out of therapy. This is great advice whether you are a therapy newbie, a seasoned veteran, or still thinking about whether therapy is for you. Here are the tips I cover: You don’t need to impress your therapist Don’t lie to your therapist Don’t be afraid to get emotional and let it out Challenge your therapist and correct them If it’s not working, say something Find someone you are comfortable with Get therapy sooner Take notes and journal Do the homework and practice the skills Talk about the relationship between you and your therapist during session As always, you can send me questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and don't forget that the Kick Anxiety's Ass course remains open until the quarantine is over (it isn't).
Hello, friends! Quick reminder that easing of COVID-19 restrictions does not mean that the pandemic is over. For the sake of at-risk people like me, please continue being smart. That said, this episode is a 2-question Q&A covering the following: I feel like I'm getting less out of video therapy. What can I do? I have massive anxiety speaking my 2nd language about certain people. How can I become less anxious? As always, you can send me questions, topics, or feedback to email@example.com
Hello, friends! This is a nice and easy two-question Q&A episode. I hope you're all taking great care of yourselves and staying healthy. I'll be back next week with another episode! Here are the questions covered this week: I am required to work in the office during COVID and I'm having a hard time. What can I do? I'm anxious about having to do group therapy. Should I avoid it? As always, you can send me questions to firstname.lastname@example.org If you haven't yet, make sure to check out my comprehensive online course at http://kickanxietycourse.com This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Go to http://thrivemarket.com/duff to learn more.
Hello, friends! This episode features an interview that I did with clinical psychologist Dr. Lindsay Weisner. We talk about many things during the interview, but Dr. Weisner's main goal is to destigmatize the conversation surrounding teen suicidality. Listen to learn more about why and how. This episode is brought to you by Gravity Blankets. Head over to gravityblankets.com and use the promo code "DUFF" to get 20% off your first weighted blanket order! Check out the full show notes, including all of Dr. Weisner's links at duffthepsych.com/epsiode206
This is another episode in which I turned on the mic and sort of just rambled. I talk about life during quarantine, I talk about my new poly relationship, I talk about how my house is now stuffed to the gills with people and animals, and I talk about how we are all collectively having a hard time focusing. This is a low-key direct from my heart to your ears type of episode. If it bores you to sleep... you're welcome for the sleep! This episode was sponsored by the Savvy Psychologist podcast. If you are looking for short digestible bites of mental health and psychology information, give them a try!
Hello, friends! This is a great interview with Dr. Drew Anderson, a licensed psychologist specializing in assessing and treating eating disorders, body image disturbance, and the psychological and medical problems associated with these things. Keeping with the COVID-19 focus, we chat about things you need to look out for with regard to disordered eating behaviors when you're in quarantine, as well as things anybody can do to help regulate themselves and stay afloat as well as possible during this period. As always, you can send me questions or suggestions for future episodes to email@example.com Our sponsor for this episode is the awesome Gravity Blankets. Check them out and get 20% off your first order by using the promo code "DUFF"! As a reminder, the Kick Anxiety's Ass course will remain open until quarantine ends.
In this episode, we are continuing the trend of focusing on content related to the COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine. However, this week, we are getting back to the normal Q&A format. Here are the questions that are covered: What do I do about being stuck with my abusive mother during quarantine? I'm enjoying quarantine. What can I do about my dread of going back to normal? How can I deal with missing physical touch during quarantine? As always you can send me questions for the show to firstname.lastname@example.org. This episode is sponsored by Lionrock Recovery. Check out lionrockrecovery.com/duff for more info about their confidential online treatment programs for substance use. Don't forget the Kick Anxiety's Ass course will remain open until the end of quarantine before I close new enrollments.
This is a much shorter episode than usual. I just wanted to stop in to give you some words of encouragement and just a little bit of advice. You are allowed to be human and we will all get through this together. As a reminder, the Kick Anxiety's Ass course enrollments are extended until the quarantine period is finished. Now is the time to invest in your mental health at a hugely discounted rate. Learn more at http://kickanxietycourse.com
Why hello, everyone. I hope you're quarantine is slightly less maddening than mine... I will likely be putting out episodes that are directly or indirectly related to our collective experience of the covid-19 pandemic for a while. Today's episode is an entire module from my online course, Kick Anxiety's Ass, which is have extended enrollments in until this pandemic has chilled the heck out. This is module 8: The World Is Crazy. There are three lessons covering ways to better manage the flow of information from news and social media. There is so much information and so many updates right now that it's easy to fall into a pattern of compulsively checking your phone. I hope this helps
Hello, friends! Well. Things have changed drastically since the last podcast episode. I was thinking about doing something special for episode 200, but since all of our lives have been consumed by this pandemic and the quarantine efforts, I thought it would be most helpful to do something related to that. In this episode, I give you a few of my thoughts about how to best get through this time and then guide you through some visualization and breathing to help you let go and get some much needed rest. I truly hope that it helps a bit.
Well well well... I definitely did not plan to release this podcast on the week that we find out the world is rapidly approaching a global pandemic, but here we are. In this episode, I speak to guest, Dr. Gordon Asmundson, a psychologist, professor, and author, all about health anxiety. Just as a heads up, we do not talk specifically about COVID-19 or any other Corona viruses in this episode. Rather, this is a subject that many have requested. I will likely speak more about COVID-19 and more about health anxiety in general in a future episode. Check out Dr. Asmundson's book, It's Not All in Your Head on Amazon! And don't forget that you have just days left to hop on the massive Kick Anxiety's Ass course discount before enrollments close entirely.
Hello, everyone! Another Q&A episode for you today. Don't forget that the Kick Anxiety's Ass $75 sale is still going on for a couple weeks before new enrollments close. Check it out if you haven't yet. Here are the questions covered in this episode: What can I do when therapy apps don't have male providers in my state? How can I deal with the grief from losing my mother? How can I feel less anxiety at my partner's family gatherings? As always you can send me your questions and suggestions to email@example.com and full show notes are available at duffthepsych.com/episode198 Lionrock recovery is the sponsor for this episode. Please have a look at their site if you or someone you love needs to change their use of alcohol or other substances.
This episode is a little different. Rather than doing a Q&A, interview, or deep dive, I just wanted to sit with you for a while and give you some updates on where I'm at in life. I'm a real person, just like you. That the whole point of this Duff the Psych "mental health for real people" thing. So, I want to talk with you about my unexpected career changes, what's going on with my kids, how my relationship is going, and just let you in on the guy that you listen to each week. Hope you aren't bored out of your mind! As a reminder, the Kick Anxiety's Ass course is still going with the massive price drop down to $75 or $25 monthly. Check it out now while you still have the chance!
Hello, friends! This is a nice Q&A episode with questions covering a variety of topics. Hopefully I do a decent job responding despite my sleep deprivation and loopiness! Here are the questions I cover: Is it okay to switch to a different type of therapy as you progress? How can I intervene and better manage my 11-year-old's extreme behavior outbursts? How can I avoid becoming my mother and ruining my relationship? Don't forget that the massive price discount on the Kick Anxiety's Ass course is still on! Check it out at http://kickanxietycourse.com As always, you can send me your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, friends! This is a re-release of episode 98, which is an episode that I refer back to quite often on the show. I talk about the concept of exposure as it relates to anxiety and take you through different techniques for lowering your sensitivity to anxiety. This is must-know information for those that are serious about taking their lives back from anxiety. I also discuss an immediate change to my online course, Kick Anxiety's Ass. The price has been drastically reduced from $300 to $75! Enrollment in the course will be closing on 3/15/20 so that we can revamp the course and add even more awesome features. In this episode, I also talk about my blogpost to help you find a therapist, which can be found at duffthepsych.com/findatherapist.
In this episode, I take the following awesome listener questions: What can I do about my postpartum anxiety and emetophobia? Can you be traumatized by a thought? Is it okay to avoid activities sometimes due to anxiety? Please continue sending me your amazing questions to email@example.com For access to the bonus question, check out my Patreon. This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp.
This is a very interesting interview with Cheryl B. Englehardt, who is a government scuba diver turned pop artist turned film composer turned meditation music maker. We talk about her life, struggles with panic attacks, and how starting a daily meditation practice helped stop them in their tracks. We also talk about her new album, Luminary, which is available now! Enjoy! Next week will be a Q&A episode, so send me your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and if you're interested in checking out my other podcast, about my life and family, have a look at my Patreon.
Hello, friends! Excited to bring you this new Q&A session with three awesome questions (plus one bonus question for Patreon). Here are the questions covered: What can I do about blood, injury, and injection phobia? How can I change my chronic suicidality? How can I make my partner more supportive? As always you can send me questions to email@example.com This week's sponsors are Openfit and BetterHelp
Super excited to present this episode to you. I had Dr. Steven Mandel on episode 137 of the podcast to talk about the amazing and life-saving treatment of Ketamine infusions, which have been shown to be an incredibly effective treatment for depression, suicidality, and trauma that doesn't respond well to other treatments. In this episode, we talk more about the difference between these IV infusions of Ketamine and a new player in the game, Ketamine nasal spray. Recently, an Esketamine nasal spray called Spravato was approved by the FDA for use in individuals with treatment-resistant depression. We explore what this means for your treatment and for your wallet. This episode of Hardcore Self Help is sponsored by Future.
Hello, friends! Super happy to bring you this question and answer episode. You'll have to excuse my congestion. The plague continues in the Duff household. If you'd like to get a 4th bonus question, check out my patreon at http://patreon.com/duffthepsych Here are the questions covered this week: Should I be worried about the risks of Ketamine infusions? How can I help my mother stop hoarding? What is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy? As always, if you have questions or topics to suggest, send them over to firstname.lastname@example.org and stop by my start here page to learn more about what I do!
This episode is an interview with my wife, Joelle Duff. This is technically the first episode of our new Patreon exclusive Duff Family Podcast, which from here on will only be made available to patrons. That doesn't mean that she will never be on HCSH again, but if you want episodes each month, you'll need to head over the check out the Patreon. In this episode, we sit down on the couch together on New Years Eve 2019 to talk about this past year. This has been a rough one for us, and particularly for Joelle. She has had a severe bout of depression this year that really made things difficult for her. Instead of fighting it, she decided to try something different and lean into what her body was telling her. That meant more rest, alone time, etc. It also meant that she was able to recover enough energy to do some amazing stuff like get a dream job and continue being a fantastic mother, wife, and creative partner. Thank you so much for spending the end of this decade with us. I'm bringing the fire into 2020, so be ready. Please go show Joelle some love on twitter and instagram!
It's been a hell of a year and I think a lot of us could use a breather. In this episode, I take you through a guided meditation to help you get through the holidays, drop your baggage from 2019, and move confidently into 2020. Let's do this.
You guys seriously have the best questions. In this episode, I answer these three: How can I get my doctors to take me seriously and not blame everything on anxiety? What can I do about my one-sided sexual relationship? How can I catch my strong emotions in the moment. HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!! I have started a Patreon. There are several tiers that you can choose to support my mission to spread mental health content for real people. If you choose not to support, no hard feelings and absolutely nothing will change regarding the free content you get. But if you do choose to help out, there are some amazing bonuses such as... Additional mental health videos Bonus podcast questions An exclusive Duff family podcast ASMR videos Guided relaxations Live streams Birthday shout outs And more...
This episode is a fantastic interview with master couples therapist, Figs O'Sullivan. We spoke together about many topics related to discord in relationships. Figs believes that many of our issues within relationships come from our deep need for belonging and attachment. Rarely are arguments really about the surface level issue. Once we can admit to being wounded together. We can begin to heal together. Figs has an app and online course available at empathi.com/go And if you use the coupon code "hardcore self help" you get 50% off! I also have a couple sales going on. If you use coupon code "anxiousaf" you can get 30% off my ugly holiday sweaters and other designs in the Duff the Psych shop. You can also get the Kick Anxiety's Ass course for 50% off through the end of the year. Click here or use the coupon code "holidayhalf".
Hello, friends! Today we are tackling a single subject. Something that has been requested numerous times by you guys. That subject is impostor syndrome. In this episode, I will talk about what it is, why we tend to have it, and hopefully give you some tips that can make it impact you less. It's been a stressful week, so before we dive in I invite you to take a few breaths with me to help center ourselves. If want to learn more about me, check out http://duffthepsych.com/starthere Send me your questions and suggestions to email@example.com Today's sponsor is Kencko organic instant smoothies! Check them out at http://kencko.com and use coupon code DUFF for a nice discount!
We are back again with a new Q&A episode! I'm sure you guys missed these over the past few weeks. A few really great questions in here including: Is my excessive daydreaming bad? What can I do about my boyfriend's mother mistreating him? Why am I so scared to call in sick at work? As always you can learn more about me by going to duffthepsych.com/starthere and if you have questions or topic suggestions, send them over to firstname.lastname@example.org. This week's sponsors are: Creating Better Days CBD products. Use promo code SELFHELP at checkout for 20% off. Warby Parker
Hello! I am back from vacation and wishing I never left! In all seriousness, I had a great time. But now I'm back with another great episode for you. This episode is a recording of a live stream that I did on Mxiety's Mixer stream. She interviewed me and we cover a lot of ground. Included in the topics we discuss are: The origin of my professional style Why I think a lot of mental health content is inherently unempathetic Resisting the lies anxiety tells you How I feel about life coaches The "end goal" of CBT treatment Interesting future directions in the field Mxiety is part of an amazing group of streamers that talk openly about mental health. Please go and support her at the following links: Her Mixer page. Her Twitter. Her website.
Hello, friends! Happy Halloween! This is a re-release of an episode I did a couple years ago. Humans are amazing creatures, but we also have a dark side. In this episode, I dive into some of the social psychology experiments that help us understand some of the not-so-great sides of humanity. AND I do all of it in a dramatic reading voice with eerie music in the background. Enjoy!
This is a great interview with rehabilitation neuropsychologist, Meghan Beier, Ph.D. While she focuses mainly on individuals living with multiple sclerosis (M.S.), we cover a lot of topics that are applicable to anyone living with a chronic illness. We discuss the mental health and cognitive impacts of chronic illness as well as navigating issues such as family and finding providers that "get it". Is there a topic you'd like me to interview someone about or cover on my own? Shoot me an email to email@example.com
Hello, friends! There are several episodes of the podcast that I refer back to constantly. Episode 26, where I talk all about sleep is one of those. I talk about it in other podcast episodes, I talk about it with my patients, and I talk about it with people in my daily life. It turns out that at 180 episodes of the podcast so far, episode 26 is kind of hard to find. A lot of podcast players only keep the most recent 100 episodes. So, I'm re-doing it. This is not a re-release of that episode, but a re-recording of it with some new thoughts added in. In this episode, I talk about why sleep is important for memory, health, and mental health. From there, I talk about important sleep hygiene tips that will help you get better sleep. If you have any trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, this episode is for you! If you have questions or topic suggestions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org! Sponsors for this episode are Creating Better Days CBD products (coupon code SELFHELP) and Warby Parker!
Hello, friends! In this episode, I talk to licensed psychotherapist and sex advisor, Alison Leigh. Alison specializes in helping people in relationships overcome barriers to happiness and fulfillment, which often involves looking at the sexual relationship. In this interview, we talk about common barriers to intimacy, the impact of stress on relationships, and some strategies that she uses with her clients to encourage intimate connection. It was a good episode and I hope you enjoy it! As a reminder, my comprehensive online course to help you take your live back from anxiety is $200 off up until 10/15/19, so act now if you want to take advantage of this offer. Use the coupon code "five" at checkout, or simply follow this link to the course page. This episode is brought to you by Creating Better Days CBD products. Creating Better Days has a wide range of pure CBD and full-spectrum products to help you with stress, sleep, and pain. They submit each batch of their product to independent lab testing and provide the results to you so you can know exactly what you're getting. For 20% off your first purchase, head to creatingbetterdays.com and use the coupon code SELFHELP.
Hello, everyone! Happy to bring you another great question and answer episode today. Before that a quick announcement. October is my birth month and this year marks 5 years since starting the Duff the Psych brand. I'm so excited to continue this journey with you all and feeling immensely grateful. So all this month, I will be doing giveaways, freebies, discounts, and special events. Follow along on my Facebook page to get notified about all the good stuff coming up! The first exciting announcement for this month is that I will be temporarily providing a $200 discount on my Kick Anxiety's Ass online course until October 15th. That means that you can get the entire 10-module course for just $100, which is honestly an insane value. Use the coupon code "five" or follow this link to check it out! Anyway, here are the questions I answer in this episode: I feel like my issues are not bad enough for therapy and I should just suck it up. What can I do to start getting over it? How can I help my severe anxiety and nausea that starts in the early morning? My friend's boyfriend has depression and has become distant. What should she do? This episode is brought to you by MycoMeditations Psilocybin-Assisted Retreats! Check out more about their amazing 7-day retreats in Jamaica, which are fully legal and exceptionally well-reviewed! As always, you can send me your questions and topic suggestions to email@example.com
This episode features an interview with Jen Lumanlan from Your Parenting Mojo. In her own words, "I don’t have much in the way of parenting instinct but I make up for it with outstanding research skills." Interestingly, by way of analyzing the research on parenting and starting her own podcast, she has been able to develop a true intuition and ease for parenting. Jen has a blog and podcast called Your Parenting Mojo that looks to the research to answer questions like "How do you parent a highly sensitive child" or "How do you use non-violent communication with kids?" This episode is an interesting one because we actually dive deep into problem solving some issues I was having with my own kids at the time. I actually held off on releasing this for a while because I felt like I may have been a bit defensive or negative. Jen was awesome though. Funny enough, the issues that we talked about are largely non-issues now just a couple months later. Kids amirite? Some links: First off, go check out Jen at https://yourparentingmojo.com/ She also talked a bit at self-determination, which you can learn more about at http://selfdeterminationtheory.org/theory/ Finally, she referred to Parentifact, which you can see here: https://www.parentifact.org/ Next week should be another Q&A, so if you have questions for me, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or head over the duffthepsych.com and see the contact page.
Hello, friends! In this episode podcast, I do a little Q&A with some really awesome questions. For one reason or another, I also felt a little silly so have fun with my rambles and random laughter. Here are the questions that I cover: How can I make gaming a healthy part of my life and not let it interfere with more important things? What does it mean to "process" trauma? What can I do about my postpartum social anxiety? As always, you can check out the full show notes at duffthepsych.com/episode176 and you can learn more about me at duffthepsych.com/starthere. If you have questions, send them over to email@example.com. This episode of the Hardcore Self Help Podcast is sponsored by MycoMeditations Psilocybin-Assisted Retreats. MycoMeditations provides a legal means of experiencing the transformative and healing properties of the psilocybin mushroom. They provide 7-day retreats in Jamaica that involve guided psilocybin treatments, group processing, massage, accommodations, and authentic Jamaican cuisine. Learn all about MycoMeditations at their website or on episode 171 of the podcast, where I interview their founder.
This was a fantastic interview with public health psychologist, Dr. Perry Halkitis. We talk about disparities in health and mental health treatment for LGBTQ individuals and how they have changed over the years. He also shares some information about his own unique personal and career path. Unfortunately, my side of the audio is a little blown out, but Dr. Halkitis sounds great and I think that his message was too good to not share with you all. I think it's well worth a listen. Full episode show notes are available at http://duffthepsych.com/episode175 Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by MycoMeditations Psilocybin-Assisted Retreats. They provide legal 7-day retreats in Jamaica that use the psychedelic psilocybin compound to help you work through significant mental health issues. For more information about MycoMeditations, check out their website or listen to episode 171 of the podcast where I interview their founder.
This is a really great question and answer episode. If you hear some crickets chirping in the background, that is because it's hot as balls outside, even at 11pm and there was no way I was about to record with the window closed. Here are the questions that I cover: How can I address my anxiety about driving on the highway? What do I do about my husband's overly affectionate mother? How can I prevent burnout as a mental health professional? As always you can send me your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and full show notes are available at duffthepsych.com/episode174 This episode is brought to you by Better Help and Warby Parker
This week I have an incredible and inspiring interview with Tiffany Jenkins. Tiffany is a wife, mother, author, content creator and a recovering addict, she’s the face behind Juggling the Jenkins and author of “High Achiever: The Incredible True Story of One Addicts Double Life”. She described this episode as a free therapy session, which I take as a compliment. I think you will really enjoy this interview. Full show notes available at duffthepsych.com/episode173 If you'd like to learn more about me, check out duffthepsych.com/starthere Next week should be a Q&A, so please send your questions and topic suggestions to email@example.com
Hello, friends! This is an awesome Q&A episode where I take three great listener questions and try my best to offer some helpful advice. Here are the topics covered: Do you NEED to recall trauma in order to move past it? Why would my therapist want me to bring my mom into session? How can I move past the ghost of my past affair? As always, you can send me your questions or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org and full show notes are available at duffthepsych.com/episode172 This episode was brought to you by MycoMeditations Psilocybin-Assisted Retreats and BetterHelp!
This is a special episode. I was approached by a company called MycoMeditations that wanted to sponsor the podcast. They actually were very persistent and approached me a few times about it because they were really interested in the opportunity to speak with you all. MycoMeditations is a company that hosts retreats in Jamaica that use the psilocybin mushroom, also known as the magic mushroom. It's an often misunderstood substance that research has shown to be an effective way to reduce the impact of treatment resistant mental illness such as depression and anxiety. Since this is a topic that is somewhat sensitive (psilocybin is not legal in the US), I wanted to do things a little differently. Rather than just running a short ad, I wanted to have the opportunity to dive deep and fully explore the issue. So this is a sponsored episode. MycoMeditations did pay for this interview spot, but I am approaching it just like all of the other interviews that I do on the show so that you can be appropriately informed and make your own decisions. My guest for this episode is Eric Osborne, who is the founder and head facilitator of MycoMeditations. He has a very interesting background in that he is a wild mushroom expert and mycologist. This enables him to approach things from a very unique angle, which you will hear in the episode. Rather than administering the mushroom in it's raw form, he uses a process to make measured capsules of it to have better control of the dosage. I really hope that you enjoy this episode. It was very interesting for me. Please have a look at the full show notes at duffthepsych.com/episode171 and reach out to Eric if you have any questions after listening! Check out MycoMeditations at their website to learn more!
Hello, friends! In this Q&A episode, I take three awesome questions that listeners sent in and try my best to give some helpful advice. These cover a range of topics including health anxiety, PTSD in literature, and coping with a sexless marriage. As always you can send me your questions to email@example.com and full show notes are available at duffthepsych.com/episode170
This episode is a super interesting interview with psychiatrist Dr. Anna Yusim. She is a practicing psychiatrist from a family of hyper-rational mathematicians. She was never spiritual or religious. However, about 10 years ago, she started to experience things that she could not explain and began to develop an interest in the intersection between spirituality and psychiatry. If you know me, this is not in line with my view of things, so I thought it would be super interesting to have this interview with someone who sees things from a different perspective. Full show notes are available at duffthepsych.com/episode169 and please continue sending your questions and topic suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey, everyone! This episode is missing some of the normal bells and whistles that you are used to. No intro music. No disclaimers or fancy editing. I am currently out of town and my remote desktop failed me, so I don't have access to my normal episode template. In this episode, I take one really good listener question about whether it's strange to feel upset about their counselor dying and what they can do about comparing future counselors to their last one, since it was a good experience for them. As always, you can send your questions and topic suggestions to email@example.com and find the full show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode168
This is a fantastic interview with Dr. Laura Copley, a trauma specialist, who focuses on posttraumatic growth and resilience. We go through many important facts and misconceptions about trauma. We talk about the difference between resilience and posttraumatic growth. We even dive into a couple exercises that people currently contenting with trauma reactions can use to start living life on their terms. If you have questions or topic suggestions, please send them over to me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Hello, friends! This is a Q&A episode in which I tackle the following: When is it time to move on from my boyfriend that just recently broke up with me so that I can "find myself"? What advice do you have for someone that is pregnant with an eating disorder? How long will it take for therapy to help with my borderline personality disorder? As always, you can send me questions and topic suggestions to email@example.com Full show notes also available at duffthepsych.com/episode166
This is a really nice interview with psychiatrist Suvrat Bhargave. We talk about lessons that he has learned in his practice including how to let go of shame and why you don't need to hit rock bottom to have important moments of insight. He is very personable and cares about meeting people where they are at rather than speaking in jargon and working hard to seem like the expert. He challenges the stereotype that psychiatrists are unapproachable and only want to focus on medication management. Full episode notes available at http://duffthepsych.com/episode165 Next week is another Q&A episode, so send your questions or topic suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey, all! On the last episode, I had my wife on to answer your relationship communications. We got SO many awesome questions that I wanted to tackle some more on the podcast today. This is a solo Q&A episode and I take questions directly from the private Hardcore Self Help Facebook group. Here are the questions I address: What can I do about my family that doesn't understand my anxiety? How can I tell the difference between reinforcing boundaries and being manipulative in my relationship? I'm about to move and I'm freaking out. What can I do? Full show notes are available at http://duffthepsych.com/episode164 and if you'd like to send in a question, shoot me an email at email@example.com
In this episode, I have my beautiful wife Joelle back on the podcast. We take a few minutes to update you on our crazy life and then discuss some listener questions that mainly focus on communication in relationships. Enjoy! Next week will be another Q&A, so send me your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. For full show notes, visit http://duffthepsych.com/episode163
Hello, friends! It's very very hot over here this week, but I still decided to lock myself in my office without a fan and record this Q&A episode! There are three really great (and different) questions that listeners sent in, and I try my best to give some helpful advice. The questions are: What can I do to make my family member understand my past alcoholism? How can I plan and execute my days better when I have ADHD? What can I do about my chronic depersonalization and dissociation? As always, full show notes are available at duffthepsych.com/episode162 and you can send me your questions to email@example.com
This week, I have the amazing Quinn Gee of Magnolia Mental Health back on the show again. She is a "unicorn" in the mental health field. As a black, gay, female therapist, there are many people out there who really benefit from her perspective. She's also really good at her job. As such, she is BUSY. No, I mean BUSY. She puts my work ethic to shame. Unfortunately that also comes at the cost of her own well-being, which she is working on. In this episode we talk about the realities of being a therapist. We also brainstorm ways that she can take better care of herself for the sake of her own health and for the sake of her clients. It's a really interesting insider peek at those of us that work in helping professions and I think you will enjoy it. Next week will be another Q&A episode, so send me your questions and topic suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, friends! In this episode, I answer some awesome listener questions about some very interesting topics including: How can I fix my stress-related erectile dysfunction? Is my desire to show off my body online bad? How can I better manage my strong emotional reactions? For full show notes, be sure to stop by http://duffthepsych.com/episode160 and check back next week for an interview episode! Please send any questions or topic suggestions to email@example.com.
This episode is an awesome conversation that I had with educational neuroscientist Dr. Jaren Cooney Horvath. We talk about common misconceptions about the brain, how it actually works, and what that means for learning information or trying to teach other people information in effective ways. He has a new book called "Stop Talking, Start Influencing: 12 Insight from Brain Science to Make Your Message Stick", which I highly suggest checking out! Next episode will be a Q&A, so please continue sending me your questions and potential topics to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, friends! We have a nice question and answer session for you today. Please be forewarned that one of the questions mentions the topic of suicide, so if you are particularly vulnerable to that topic, feel free to skip question #2. Here are the questions covered: How can I go back to work after having panic attacks due to a medical procedure? How can I improve my self-concept? What can I do about my therapist moving offices? Next week should be another awesome interview. In the meantime, please keep sending me your questions and topics to email@example.com
Hello, friends! This episode features an interview with the author Gary John Bishop. He wrote the best seller Unfu*k Yourself and juuuust released a new book called Stop Doing That Shit. We had a great conversation about what people can do to start moving forward with their lives and we even dive into the personal story behind why Gary started making this type of content. Please stop by and check out Gary's stuff at https://garyjohnbishop.com/
This episode is a straightforward question and answer episode. Not too much preamble in this episode, just straight to the nitty gritty. As always, if you'd like to learn more about me and what I do, check out http://duffthepsych.com/starthere And if you have questions or topics for a future episode, send them over to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a super interesting interview with Jonah, who was kind enough to get very person in discussing his experiences with Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). ECT is a safe, but sensationalized, treatment for depression that does not respond to typical treatments such as medication and therapy. Jonah is also a transgender man who happens to be in a committed polyamorous relationship with two other men. All of these aspects are intertwined in Jonah's story. Next week will be another Q&A, so be sure to send me your questions to email@example.com Full show-notes available at http://duffthepsych.com/episode155
This is a special Q&A episode in which I pull questions directly from the private Hardcore Self Help Facebook group. If you aren't yet a member, request access at http://facebook.com/groups/hardcoreselfhelp I took four questions from the group that cover a wide variety of topics. I think you'll really enjoy this one. As always, you can send me your questions and topics to firstname.lastname@example.org. See you next week for an awesome interview episode!
I think that a lot of you need to hear this episode. It's simply me talking with you a bit about the topic of letting go, especially of things that you don't have control over, and then guiding you through a forest visualization to help you relax. No ads or interruptions in this episode. Just sit back, pop in some headphones, and bliss out. Music in this episode is: Rushing Stream.mp3 by acclivity 20071104.forest.04.binaural.mp3 by doboride
Today's episode is an interview that I did with Dr. Sherrie Campbell. Her specialty is helping people recognize toxic family members and work to productively cut ties with them and thrive in the aftermath. We get into some really interesting content including how to recognize when a family member is toxic and Dr. Campbell's deeply personal experiences that have driven her work. I wanted to let you guys know that in addition to the audio, we also have full blog posts and show notes for each episode on my website. For instance, the episode last week about productivity tips is a full-fledged blog post in itself that you could easily read through if you forget some of the tips. This is something that I've been happy to hire an assistant to help out with. So make sure you stop by duffthepsych.com/episode152 to see the full notes for this episode. As always, send me your questions and topics to email@example.com and don't forget to review for a chance to win free access to my online course!
We are doing a bit of a deep dive episode this week. I wanted to share with you my 10-11 best tips for staying productive even when you don't feel like it or may struggle with disorganization. We talk about many different personal tips that work well for me as well as universally good ideas when it comes to productivity and getting stuff done. Next week's episode will be an interview, but be sure to send your questions and topics for future episodes to firstname.lastname@example.org
This episode is a wide-ranging conversation with Abhishek Chandra, a co-founder and CTO of Spring Health, which is a comprehensive mental health benefit for employers that goes beyond the traditional employee assistance program. We talk about the role of tech in mental health including machine learning, genetic testing, and online therapy. It's really interesting stuff! Next week should be a normal Q&A, so send your questions and topics to email@example.com
This week's episode is a question and answer session. I cover three awesome questions that cover a variety of important topics. As always I'm impressed by the bravery in posing these difficult questions and I hope that I do a good job of being sensitive AND realistic in my responses. Here are the questions: How can I manage my anxiety after I had my first panic attack? How can I deal with my abuser, who is also my father, when he wants to stay at my home? Should I continue pushing or call of my problematic engagement? As always, I would greatly appreciate a share or review of the podcast and if you have questions or topics that you'd like me to cover on the show, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello! In this episode, I interview a friend of mine, Dan Fields, from the Save it for the Show podcast. I thought this would be an interesting episode because it's essentially just me talking to a friend of mine about life on the internet, creating, modern mental health, families, working from home, and all sorts of other topics. I hope you enjoy! Next week will be a question and answer episode, so be sure to send me your questions to email@example.com
Welcome, everybody! Today's episode is going to focus on a single topic. I have gotten a lot of questions recently about nighttime anxiety and nocturnal panic, so today we are going to focus on things that you can do to help you get a little bit better sleep and some relief from that nasty anxiety that can pop up during the night. Thank you to our sponsors for this episode, Open Fit and Daily Harvest! Text the code DUFF to 303030 for a free 30-day open fit trial or use the code DUFF for 3 free cups in your first Daily Harvest Box! If you have questions or topics for a future episode, please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, everyone! Super excited because this week I have my beautiful wife, Joelle Duff on the podcast again. You always have such great feedback when she's on the show and it's honestly just nice to have a good excuse to sit and talk with my favorite person. We talk about her getting back into her career after taking a mental health, baby, life-clarity break. We talk about communication in our relationship. We talk about harnessing the power of bipolar and planning for the inconsistencies. We talk about a lot of awesome stuff. You'll love it. Next week will be a normal Q&A or single topic episode, so shoot me your ideas to email@example.com
Hello, friends! This week, I have an interview with the wonderful Bipolar Barbie. She is a mental health advocate from Australia. In this interview, she describes her experiences with bipolar and talks about why she is passionate about being a mental health advocate. We cover topics from her first manic episode during law school to the importance of medication in her journey. I think you'll really enjoy this one. Congratulations to the winner of this week's free book, @kellydutrisac! If you'd like to win a free print copy of one of my books, just share your favorite quote from this episode on social media and tag me. I pick one winner each week. If you have a question or topic for a future episode, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
This week, I have a nice Q&A session for you. Three really great questions that cover a variety of topics. Some of the content in here is sexually related and there is also plenty of talk about trauma. Be advised. I forgot to announce it during the episode, but this week's free book winner is @inkblot_ace on twitter. Congrats! If you want to win a free print copy of one of my books, simply share your favorite quote from this episode on social media and tag me! Here are the questions I cover in this episode: What can I do when I feel myself slipping back into depression? Are my BDSM fantasies unhealthy given my trauma history? How can I support my partner with severe PTSD? As always if you have questions or topics that you'd like to submit, just send them over to email@example.com
On this episode, I have an interview with Larry Gifford from the When Life Gives You Parkinson's podcast. He was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson's disease at age 45. This was a serious curve ball for someone with a spouse, a child, and a blossoming career in radio. We talk about his show, coping with a Parkinson's diagnosis, honest conversations with family, and misconceptions about Parkinson's disease. As a reminder, if you'd like to win a free print copy of one of my books, just like @passtlivess did this week, share your favorite quote from the episode on social media and tag me! I'll pick one each week. Next week should be another solo-show. If you have a question or topic that you'd like discussed on the show, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, friends! I have a Q&A episode for you today. This is an extra special episode for a couple reasons. First off, I'm starting a new weekly tradition. If you share your favorite quote from the episode on social media and tag me, you might be selected to win a free copy of one of my books! Second, my nearly one-year-old kiddo, Leo was very present in this episode. I had to squeeze in the recording between other appointments, so you hear some babbling and such in the background. In terms of the questions, here what I covered: How can I move on from the guilt caused by ending family relationships due to an extreme fundamentalist upbringing? How can I balance significant psychological issues and still be a good parent? What can I do about my recurrent panic attacks? As always, if you have a question for the show, please send it to email@example.com.
Hello, all! This was an episode that was supposed to air a while back. I postponed it due to a shooting at my alma mater's college night at the Borderline night club in Thousand Oaks. I felt that the topic just wouldn't be appropriate for that day. However, now that we are in a new year, it's the perfect time to think about your values, your goals, your aspirations, and how to live better in the now. That's exactly what we talk about in this interview. In this episode, I interview Kate Manser from You Might Die Tomorrow about the concept or mortality awareness and how that can be used to help you make decisions and appreciate the present. As always, you can send me questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and if you like what you've heard, please rate or share the show on social!
This is a short and sweet episode that I recorded before leaving for an end-of-year vacation with my family. We talk about making goals for the new year. At the end of the year, many people start thinking about goals and resolutions. I see absolutely no problem with that. However, it's important to try to do them in a way that sets you up for success rather than failure. Here are a few quick tips: Establish goals as part of an overall year-end review. Keep your goals reasonable. You can also include larger overall aspirations, but use those as guiding lights rather than attainable goals. If you have too many goals, or goals that are too far from your starting point, you can set yourself up for success and continue the negative feedback loop. Subdivide your goals into small manageable steps. Even if you're not starting with your full capacity in any given goal, you are still doing more than you did before. Start small and build from there. 2018 was a great year and I'm so pumped to knock 2019 out of the water. Thank you so much for all of your support, and for contributing your questions to the podcast. This would not be possible without you. Please continue sending me your questions, feedback, and ideas to email@example.com.
The last episode of 2018! Wowwwww. It's been an awesome year and I thank you so much for all of the support, attention, and of course questions. I thought that I would end things strong with a nice Q&A episode. Here are the topics covered: What is Neuroptimal (neurofeedback)? How can I help myself when depression steals my motivation? How do I know if therapy is working? I am so excited to get back into the swing of things in January. Please keep sending me your awesome questions and topic requests to firstname.lastname@example.org!
This is part 2/2 for my series of interviews about Ketamine treatments. In this episode, I interview Jamie AKA "The Gloomy Optimist" about her personal experiences with the treatments that she says saved her life. We go deep into her life-long struggles with anxiety and depression. Jamie is someone who has put in the work. She has tried numerous medications and therapy, but nothing seemed to stick until Ketamine. She describes going into the first infusion suicidal and coming out with hope for the future. Powerful stuff. Please say hi to Jamie... On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegloomyoptimist/ At her website: http://thegloomyoptimist.com And as always, you can find the full show notes for this episode at http://duffthepsych.com/episode138
Friends. If there is one interview of mine that you listen to, let it be this one. In this interview, I talk to Dr. Steven Mandel, the founder of the Ketamine Clinics of Los Angeles. Ketamine is one of the most effective mental health treatments that very few people seem to talk about. To me this is a shame. It's amazingly effective treatment for depression, suicidality, PTSD, and bipolar. In the interview, we talk about why Ketamine works, what an actual session looks like, and how it is a very low-risk procedure. We also address some common misconceptions and even get into the nitty gritty of cost/feasibility. Please share this episode with your friends, families, and networks. This is the first of a two-part series. Next week, I will be sharing an interview with an individual who describes their personal experience and amazing benefit from Ketamine treatments for depression. I should note that I have no personal stake in the Ketamine Clinics. I simply believe that it's a treatment that should gain more exposure.
Hello, everyone! Great to be back recording a normal Q&A episode this week. Between the unexpected non-episode a couple weeks back and the re-run episode last week, I haven't actually sat down and addressed your questions in a while. Here are the awesome questions that I cover on today's episode: How can I break the cycle of self-sabotage and self-doubt in my relationship? How can I overcome my fear of wrists? How can I better decide what activities to engage in at home and stop getting paralyzed? As always, you can send me questions to email@example.com and check out the full show-notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode136
Hey, everyone! This is a re-release of an episode that I did last year. I am busy this week with holiday stuff, so I didn't want to record something new, but I thought it would be a good opportunity to repost episode 85, which originally aired on 11/21/17. It's all about tips that you can use to survive the holidays. The holidays are crazy for everyone, but it's stepped up a notch when you also struggle with mental health issues. Have a listen and take great care of yourselves. Much love! http://duffthepsych.com/episode85
Super excited to have the awesome Kati Morton on the show with me today. I'm sure you already know who she is, but if you need a refresher, she is most well known for her Youtube channel where she answers questions and gives mental health advice. Kati is a licensed therapist and brings a down-to-earth approach to the content that she puts out. In this interview, I learn a little more about Kati the person. We also talk about how her work as an influencer has affected her professional life. We discuss her new book, "Are You Okay?", and how you know that it's time to get some professional help. I really hope you enjoy this broad conversation. Be sure to show Kati some love on Youtube and pre-order her book, which will be released in December!
The regularly scheduled podcast interview is postponed this week. There was a tragic shooting at my alma mater's college night at the Borderline bar in Thousand Oaks, CA. In this short message, I talk about what happened, how I'm feeling, and a few tips for coping.
I did an episode last year around Halloween time about spooky social psychology experiments and what they say about humanity. I figured I'd keep the trend going and do an episode all about creepy treatments from the origin of psychological health care. Before listening any further, just know that some of these are cruel and gross. We've come a long way since the different treatments that I will talk about, but they are important in that they are the predecessors to the treatments that we have now. In some cases they were mean and cruel. In others they were well intentioned, but limited by the lack of knowledge that we have today. Either way, if you are sensitive to topics like this, feel free to skip this one. Next week should be a more standard episode, so if you have a question or topic for me, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and the full show notes for this episode are available at duffthepsych.com/episode133.
Fantastic episode for you today. We go deep into the different types of medication for anxiety, how to know when it's time to stop taking them, and ways to cope with anxiety that you can use with or without medication. This is the third episode taking a slightly different approach with just one question per episode, with the intention of diving deeper into topics. Now it's time to give me some feedback. If you go to the episode notes at duffthepsych.com/episode132, there will be a short survey. If you could take it, it would help me out so much! As always if you have a question or topic that you'd live covered on the show, email me at email@example.com
In this episode, I take a question from someone about how they can help their romantic partner who is great most of the time but gets suicidal or violent every so often. How can she get him to go to therapy or recognize the that there are actual issues going on? I give my perspective on this question and also spend some time defining bipolar disorder. Enjoy! For full episode notes, check out http://duffthepsych.com/episode131 and if you have a question or suggestion for the podcast, send it over to firstname.lastname@example.org
In this episode, I'm trying something slightly different. Rather than taking three questions, I'm taking one and using it as a jumping off point to go in-dept into topics related to the question. Sort of combining the deep-dive and Q&A formats. I'm going to try this for a few weeks and then ask for your opinions. Today's episode is all about C-PTSD or complex post-traumatic stress disorder. See full show notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode130 If you have a question that you'd like me to answer on the show, send it over to email@example.com
In this episode, I do a deep dive talking about a requested topic: dementia. It can be hard to find good information and advice about dementia online, so I hope that this episode can serve that function. I go in-depth and cover the following: Dementia terminology What kinds of dementia there are How to get a diagnosis Managing difficult behaviors Support available for caregivers If you have a suggestion for a future deep dive topic or have a question that you'd like me to answer, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Back to the Q&A this week. Before I answer the questions, I talk about a recent psychiatric hospitalization that I had to do with the hope of helping you understand that it's not a purely black and white situation. Here are the questions I cover: How can I make friends when my depression gets in the way? Should I be avoiding stress rather than exposing myself? What advice do you have for a future therapist? As always, you can send your questions for the show in to email@example.com
Hello! I thought it would be nice to have my wife, Joelle, back on the podcast today. She's usually a listener favorite guest and I always love talking with her, so I hope you enjoy our conversation! We talk about all kinds of stuff including: Our life and recent move Changing psychiatric meds Parenting with anxiety How I keep work at work As always, you can send me questions for a future episode to firstname.lastname@example.org
Another round of awesome questions from you, the listeners. Here's what we cover this week: What can I do about the exhaustion that comes from fighting anxiety? How can I deal with my explosive anger? How can I mend the relationship with my step-daughter? As always, you can send me your questions to email@example.com
Hello, friends! Sorry for anyone that missed last week's episode. I messed up a little with the technical side of things. We should be all back track this week. If you don't already, please subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or whatever podcast player you use, so you never miss out. Here are the questions for this week: How can I get help when I can't afford therapy and I don't have insurance? What can I do when my emergency anxiety medication doesn't work? I feel pressured to have kids. What should I do about it? As always you can send me your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Three totally different questions today ranging from relatively basic to quite intense. I hope you enjoy. Did a little something different with the format of this, please feel free to send me feedback about it. Here are the questions: As a transgender male, how can I cope with my dysphoria while having sex with my partner? Should I increase my dose of Klonopin or change medications for my anxiety? I feel like I don't have any reason to live. What else can I do? As mentioned in the podcast, check out http://hardcoreselfhelp.com for my audiobooks! If you have a question for a future episode, send it over to email@example.com
Hello! Fantastic questions on today's Q&A episode. I am always amazed by your honesty and vulnerability when sending these in. Here's what we cover today: Could porn be causing my depression and lack of pleasure in life? How can I deal with my constant panic attacks? Should I talk to my therapist about new fleeting thoughts of suicide? As always, you can send me your questions for an upcoming episode to firstname.lastname@example.org
Another full question and answer episode this week. Awesome questions, as always. I wanted to quickly say thank you for everyone who enrolled in the course. It was a very successful launch and I'm so happy that my hard work over the past year has paid off. THANK YOU! Here are the questions covered this week: How am I supposed to show my partner love when I have borderline personality disorder? How can I best support my suicidal friends? How can I stop procrastinating and stick to habits with anxiety? As always, please keep sending me your questions to email@example.com.
Back at it! This episode is a full three question episode for you. Thanks for your patience over the past few weeks with the short episodes. That helped me out a lot. On a related note, the course is out! In fact, by the time the next episode drops, you will no longer be able to buy the course!! Get on it http://kickanxietycourse.com Here are the questions answered in this episode: How do I get over my anxiety about death? What can I do about my crippling regret? I feel attached to my therapist. Is that bad? If you have a question for a future episode, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
It's time! Kick Anxiety's Ass is now live! You can get instant access to all 10 modules of awesome anxiety slaying content at http://kickanxietycourse.com If you purchase before Monday, 8/6 and use the coupon code PODCAST, you will get $100 off. You can check out a bunch of free lessons from the course before you decide. I think you are going to get a lot out of it. In this episode, I answer one listener question about what to do when you are uncomfortable with your therapist walking behind you to their office at the start of session. We should be back to regularly scheduled programming next week. Until then, keep sending me your questions to email@example.com
Hello, friends! Another mini episode this week as I gear up for the launch of Kick Anxiety's Ass, which is next week OMG fjkdlasnfkljd! This week I am taking a question about what to do when dealing with a toxic mother that lives in the same city. A tough one, but a really important topic. Next week will be one more short episode and then we will be back to regularly scheduled programming. Keep your awesome questions coming! Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, all! This is another mini-episode with just one question, but boy is it a good one. If you didn't catch the last episode, I am doing a series of short episodes while I crank out the finishing touches on my online course, Kick Anxiety's Ass. In this episode, I take a question about parenting with borderline personality disorder. Full show notes can be found at http://duffthepsych.com/episode118 If you want to send me a question for a future episode, please send it to email@example.com
Hello, friends! For the next few episodes, I will be just taking one question, so that I can free up some of my time to put the finishing touches on the Kick Anxiety's Ass Course. For this week, the question is: Would online therapy be a good option for me, since I'm too depressed to do regular in-person therapy? If you have a question for me, be sure to send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello, friends! Super excited to bring my wife, Joelle, back on the podcast today. As usual, this is a super candid and honest conversation naturally flows into a variety of topics, but we broadly focused on issues related to communication and supporting one another in a relationship where one partner has significant mental health challenges. We bring our own personal experience into it and keep it super real. I hope you enjoy it. Just a reminder: You have until 7/9/18 to enter the Kick Anxiety's Ass giveaway. Good luck!
This episode is a little different. It's basically a deep-dive episode, but it's a little more off-the-cuff than usual. Given the multitude of troubling events in the US news today, I wanted to give some thoughts and advice about dealing with the news and the state of the world. It can be exceptionally hard for someone with mental health issues to know what to do when the state of the world becomes overwhelming. I hope the thoughts that I present here help. Here are a few tips: 1. Realize that no matter WHEN you hear about news or how much you worry about the event... those have absolutely no bearing on the fact that the event happened. In other words, the events are happening whether or not you already know about them. 2. Regulate your flow of information. Consider waiting to "plug in" to the world until you've gotten ready for the day and consider unplugging for at least an hour before you go to sleep. 3. Fight back against the false sense of immediacy that anxiety gives you. 4. Remember that you are allowed to feel, but not taking care of yourself may limit your ability to help or make a difference. 5. Taking good care of yourself allows you to funnel energy into action, which can make you feel less helpless. Quick update: HUGE giveaway going on right now at duffthepsych.com/giveaway Thanks!
Why hello there! This is a regular question and answer episode. Couple updates first: 1. The audiobook for Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety has been updated and is WAY better. Check it out here: https://www.audible.com/pd/Self-Development/Hardcore-Self-Help-F-k-Anxiety-Audiobook/B00S8U7PKW 2. There are three free lessons from my course that you can check out without any signups required at http://kickanxietycourse.com Here are the questions covered in this episode: What can I do about my intense anxiety and stomach pain when I have to go to school? How can I go about telling my new romantic partner about my mental health issues? When is the right time to stop therapy? As always you can send me questions to email@example.com