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Episode 230: Distancing Yourself from Family & Grieving for a Much Loved Pet
Hello, friends! This is a Q&A episode with two super important and interesting listener questions relating to coping with grief after losing a much-loved support dog, and being able to successfully distance yourself emotionally from family.
Stay safe <3
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|Nov 26, 2020|
Episode 229: Never Setting Boundaries & How Much Better is Enough?
Hello, friends. This is a super interesting Q&A which answers two important listener questions. The first relates to never setting personal boundaries, putting everyone first before yourself, and the second tackles the difficult question, how much better is enough?
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|Nov 19, 2020|
Bonus Episode: Top Mental Health Tools with Himalaya
Hello, all! Bringing you a little bonus episode today. I recently teamed up with Himalaya to create a full audio course all about top mental health tools that you can use to improve your life. Check out himalaya.com/duff and use promo code DUFF for your first 14 days free!
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|Nov 15, 2020|
Episode 228: Roommate with BPD and Connecting to Others Again
Hello, everyone! This is a Q&A episode for you with two similarly themed questions having to do with relationships with other people. Here are the particular questions asked:
As always, you can send me questions or topic suggestions to email@example.com
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|Nov 12, 2020|
Episode 227: Reaching Out for Help with Depression & Coping with Suicidal Thoughts
Hello, friends! A Q&A episode for you this week with some really vulnerable questions. Here are the questions asked:
As always, you can send me questions for the show to firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Nov 05, 2020|
Episode 226: 32 Things in 32 Years
I just had a birthday and I decided to do something a bit silly. In this episode, I am running down 32 things I've done in my 32 years on this earth. It's not all bragging! You'll learn a few interesting things about me and my experience. I greatly appreciate you. Thank you for being there for another trip around the sun.
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|Oct 29, 2020|
Episode 225: Auditory Hallucinations & Hitting a Roadblock with Depression and Anxiety
Hello, friends! This is a fascinating Q&A that answers a question relating to something we call non-clinical auditory hallucinations. In other words, hearing something that isn't actually there. I also offer advice on what you can do when you've hit a roadblock with your depression and anxiety. Enjoy!
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If you have a question for a future episode, send it over to email@example.com
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|Oct 22, 2020|
Episode 224: What's Working for Me Right Now
Hello, friends! Today I have a looser episode structure for you. Simply me sitting and talking to you about a few things that are working for me right now. They are super random, but all represent things in my life that are helping me get through. In no particular order they are...
See. Told you they were pretty random. I think you'll find some helpful tips in here though. Let me know what you think!
If you have a question that you'd like answered or a topic for a future show, shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Oct 15, 2020|
Episode 223: Episode 223: Is Hypnotherapy Valid? & Family Drama During the Holidays
Hello, friends! Bit of a short episode today, but great questions nonetheless! I also mention that I've been putting out more great content on Youtube and for my mailing list. Make sure you check those out as well if you can't get enough great mental health info!
Here are the questions covered in this episode:
As always you can send me your questions and topic suggestions to email@example.com
This episode is sponsored by Himalaya ashwagandha. Use the code SELFHELP20 at checkout on Amazon to get a hefty discount!
|Oct 01, 2020|
Episode 222: Moving Through Crisis w/ My Wife Joelle
Hello, friends. A lot of you have been asking to an update from my wife, Joelle. Today, I have her on the show to talk about what led up to her recent mental health crisis and how things have progressed since that time. She has undergone six ketamine infusion treatments, started with a psychiatrist, and started with a new therapist. We talk about all of these things and she does an amazing job of making visual metaphors for the ways in which she is changing. Enjoy!
This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month of professional online therapy.
|Sep 24, 2020|
Episode 221: Priced Out of Therapy & Living with a Traumatic Past
In this episode, I answer some awesome listener questions after rambling at your in a semi-lucid loopy tired state for a while. Here are the questions covered this episode:
As always, you can send me your questions for the show to firstname.lastname@example.org
This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Go to betterhelp.com/duff for 10% off your first month of professional online therapy.
|Sep 17, 2020|
Episode 220: I Don't Want Kids & Can I Call Therapist Between Sessions?
Just a nice Q&A episode for you this week. Thank you all so much for the outpouring of support and care after the last episode. Things are definitely improving around here. Expect an update on our life soon! For today, here are the questions covered:
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|Sep 10, 2020|
Episode 219: Getting Real and Personal About Crisis Options
This is an interesting episode. I honestly don't know if I'll keep it posted forever. It has been an exhausting and scary week. So I turned on the mic and just got real with you. My wife is struggling with her mental health and we have had to navigate the options for more intensive treatment, which has been extremely frustrating. I talk about inpatient hospitalization, residential programs, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient programs, and more. Basically, I ramble about what we are going through as a family for almost an hour. It's raw and it's real. I hope it helps you feel less alone.
|Aug 27, 2020|
Episode 218: Lifestyle and Habit Changes for Anxiety
Hello, friends! I hope that where ever you are, you are not absolutely melting from heat like I am. Even if you are, go chill in the air conditioning and settle in because this episode's a long one.
In this episode, I share the audio from THREE whole lessons of my online course, Kick Anxiety's Ass. These lessons talk all about structural changes to your life that you can make and habits that you can build to further support your anxiety conquest.
Since each lesson is over 20 minutes, this episode clocks in at well over an hour.
If you love what you hear, please check out the online course that it came from at kickanxietycourse.com
This episode is brought to you by Better Help. Visit betterhelp.com/duff for 10% off your first month of online professional counseling.
|Aug 20, 2020|
Episode 217: Communication and Active Listening Tips
Hello, all! Thanks for having some patience with the lack of an episode last week. I think it was worth it because this is a packed episode. In this week's episode, I dive deep into my favorite tips and techniques to make you a better communicator and a better listener. In the field, we call these "active listening" techniques and they are the fundamental techniques that all therapists learn to help people open up and trust them.
Here are the tips covered:
I think you'll get a lot out of this episode!
Please continue sending me your questions and episode ideas to email@example.com
This week's sponsor is Raycon. Check out their awesome wireless earbuds at buyraycon.com/duff
|Aug 13, 2020|
Episode 216: Long Distance Fiance & Bedtime Adrenaline Surges
Hello, friends! I hope that you're staying healthy and relatively happy out there. In this episode, I've got the following awesome questions for you:
Don't forget that you can still get the entire Kick Anxiety's Ass course for just $75 instead of $300. Head over and check out some free lessons!
This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Go to thrivemarket.com/duff to get a free gift with your risk-free membership.
|Jul 31, 2020|
Episode 215: Depression Motivation Exercise, Abusive Ex
Hello, friends! This episode is a question and answer show with a couple really great ones:
As always, please send in your questions for the show to firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Jul 23, 2020|
Episode 214: Mask Anxiety and Medication Considerations
This is a nice little Q&A episode featuring the following two questions:
No sponsor this week, but don't forget that my comprehensive anxiety course is still available until this pandemic is done.
If you have questions or topic suggestions, send them over to email@example.com
|Jul 16, 2020|
Episode 213: My Wife and I Talk Quarantine Hobbies and Poly Relationships
Hello, everyone! I think you will really enjoy this episode. I sat out in the back yard with some candles, twinkle lights, and a couple glasses of wine with my lovely wife, Joelle and just talked. We really didn't have an agenda, so you are getting a normal raw convo between us.
We ended up talking about a variety of topics including Joelle's new embroidery hobby and my new gardening hobby. We also discuss our poly triad relationship, which didn't end up lasting, Joelle's own identity exploration, and why WE work as a couple. It was such as pleasure to sit down and share these snippets with you all.
This episodes sponsor is Thrive Market. Check out thrivemarket.com/duff for $20 shopping credit!
|Jul 10, 2020|
Episode 212: Unhooking from Thoughts Meditation
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
|Jul 02, 2020|
Episode 211: 10 Common Thinking Traps
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 email@example.com
|Jun 25, 2020|
Episode 210: Helping Depressed Friend, Questioning Your Gender Identity
Hello, friends. I have a Q&A for you today. Please enjoy and stay well. Here are the questions covered:
As always, you can send me questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
|Jun 11, 2020|
Episode 209: How to Get the Most out of Therapy
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:
|May 28, 2020|
Episode 208: Trouble With Video Therapy, Second Language Anxiety
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:
As always, you can send me questions, topics, or feedback to email@example.com
|May 22, 2020|
Episode 207: Still Working During COVID, Avoiding Group Therapy
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:
This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Go to http://thrivemarket.com/duff to learn more.
|May 14, 2020|
Episode 206: Dr. Lindsay Weisner on Destigmatizing Teen Suicidality
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.
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Check out the full show notes, including all of Dr. Weisner's links at duffthepsych.com/epsiode206
|May 01, 2020|
Episode 205: More Personal Reflections from Robert
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!
|Apr 23, 2020|
Episode 204: Dr. Drew Anderson on Staying Afloat During COVID-19
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
|Apr 16, 2020|
Episode 203: COVID Q&A - Abuse in Isolation, Missing Touch, Dreading Going Back to Normal
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:
As always you can send me questions for the show to email@example.com.
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.
|Apr 09, 2020|
Episode 202: A Quick Coronavirus Pep Talk
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
|Apr 02, 2020|
Episode 201: Managing News and Media Intake
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 <3
This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. They are a great option for finding support while you are stuck in your home.
|Mar 26, 2020|
Episode 200: A Guided Relaxation for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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.
|Mar 18, 2020|
Episode 199: Health Anxiety with Dr. Gordon Asmundson
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.
|Mar 12, 2020|
Episode 198: Finding the Right Online Therapist, Help with Grief, Family Gathering Anxiety
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:
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|Mar 05, 2020|
Episode 197: Personal Updates from Robert
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!
|Feb 27, 2020|
Episode 196: Switching Therapy Types, Managing Child's Outbursts, Fixing a Relationship
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:
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
|Feb 20, 2020|
Episode 195: All About Exposure for Anxiety
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.
|Feb 13, 2020|
Episode 194: Postpartum Anxiety, Traumatized by a Thought, Avoiding Activities
In this episode, I take the following awesome listener questions:
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.
|Feb 06, 2020|
Episode 193: 500 Days of Meditation with Cheryl B Englehardt
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!
|Jan 30, 2020|
Episode 192: Blood Phobia, Chronic Suicidality, Helping a Partner to be More Supportive
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:
As always you can send me questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Jan 23, 2020|
Episode 191: Dr. Mandel on Ketamine Nasal Spray vs Infusions for Depression
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.
|Jan 16, 2020|
Episode 190: Ketamine Risks, Hoarding, ACT Therapy
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:
|Jan 09, 2020|
Episode 189: Leaning Into Depression with My Wife, Joelle Duff
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.
|Jan 02, 2020|
Episode 188: A Guided Meditation to Let Go of 2019 and Move Forward into 2020
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.
|Dec 19, 2019|
Episode 187: Making Doctors Take You Seriously, Catching Emotions in the Moment, One-Sided Sexual Relationship
You guys seriously have the best questions. In this episode, I answer these three:
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...
|Dec 12, 2019|
Episode 186: Healing Together with Figs O'Sullivan
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.
|Dec 05, 2019|
Episode 185: All About Impostor Syndrome
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!
|Nov 21, 2019|
Episode 184: Daydreaming, Abusive Mother in Law, Scared to Call in Sick
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:
This week's sponsors are:
|Nov 14, 2019|
Episode 183: Life Coaches, My History, and Future Directions of Psychology with Mxiety
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:
Mxiety is part of an amazing group of streamers that talk openly about mental health. Please go and support her at the following links:
|Nov 07, 2019|
Episode 182: Spooky Psychology Experiments
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!
|Oct 31, 2019|
Episode 181: Multiple Sclerosis and Mental Health with Dr. Meghan Beier
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Oct 24, 2019|
Episode 180: All About Sleep 2.0
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 email@example.com!
|Oct 17, 2019|
Episode 179: Talking Sex with Alison Leigh
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.
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|Oct 10, 2019|
Episode 178: Bad Enough for Therapy, Anxiety Nausea, Depression in Relationship
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:
As always, you can send me your questions and topic suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Oct 03, 2019|
Episode 177: Research-Informed Parenting with Jen Lumanlan from Your Parenting Mojo
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?
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/
|Sep 26, 2019|
Episode 176: Healthy Gaming, Processing Trauma, Social Anxiety
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:
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.
|Sep 19, 2019|
Episode 175: LGBTQ Health Disparities with Dr. Perry Halkitis
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.
|Sep 12, 2019|
Episode 174: Driving Anxiety, Overly Affectionate Mom, Helper Burnout
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:
|Sep 05, 2019|
Episode 173: Tiffany Jenkins on Mental Health and Addiction
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Aug 29, 2019|
Episode 172: Overcoming an Affair, Recalling Trauma, Bringing Parents into Therapy
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:
|Aug 22, 2019|
Episode 171: Psilocybin Mushrooms for Mental Health with MycoMeditations
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!
|Aug 15, 2019|
Episode 170: Sexless Marriage, PTSD in Literature, Health Anxiety
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
|Aug 08, 2019|
Episode 169: Mental Health and Spirituality with Dr. Anna Yusim
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
|Aug 04, 2019|
Episode 168: My Counselor Died
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.
|Jul 25, 2019|
Episode 167: Posttraumatic Growth with Dr. Laura Copley
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 email@example.com!
|Jul 18, 2019|
Episode 166: When to Move On, Pregnant with an Eating Disorder, How Long Therapy Takes
This is a Q&A episode in which I tackle the following:
As always, you can send me questions and topic suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Full show notes also available at duffthepsych.com/episode166
|Jul 11, 2019|
Episode 165: Letting Go of Shame with Dr. Suvrat Bhargave
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 email@example.com
|Jul 04, 2019|
Episode 164: Boundaries vs Manipulation, Moving with Mental Illness, Helping Family Understand
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Jun 27, 2019|
Episode 163: Duff the Wife and I Talk About Communication
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 email@example.com.
For full show notes, visit http://duffthepsych.com/episode163
|Jun 20, 2019|
Episode 162: Depersonalization, Family Communication, Planning with ADHD
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:
As always, full show notes are available at duffthepsych.com/episode162 and you can send me your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Jun 13, 2019|
Episode 161: The Reality of Being a Therapist with Quinn Gee
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 email@example.com
|Jun 06, 2019|
Episode 160: Erectile Dysfunction, Internet Exhibitionism, Strong Emotions
Hello, friends! In this episode, I answer some awesome listener questions about some very interesting topics including:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|May 30, 2019|
Episode 159: How Your Brain ACTUALLY Learns with Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath
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 email@example.com
|May 23, 2019|
Episode 158: Improving Self-Concept, Going Back to Work, Abandoned by Therapist
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:
Next week should be another awesome interview. In the meantime, please keep sending me your questions and topics to firstname.lastname@example.org
|May 16, 2019|
Episode 157: Unfu*k Yourself with Gary Bishop
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/
|May 09, 2019|
Episode 156: Drug-Induced Psychosis, Distance Jealousy, Dealing with Loneliness
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 email@example.com
|May 02, 2019|
Episode 155: Jonah on Electroconvulsive Therapy for Depression
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Full show-notes available at http://duffthepsych.com/episode155
|Apr 25, 2019|
Episode 154: Emotional Cheating, Hypomania, Boundaries in Supporting, Mood Disorder
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 email@example.com. See you next week for an awesome interview episode!
|Apr 18, 2019|
Episode 153: A Guided Relaxation About Letting Go
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
|Apr 11, 2019|
Episode 152: Managing Toxic Family with Dr. Sherrie Campbell
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and don't forget to review for a chance to win free access to my online course!
|Mar 28, 2019|
Episode 151: My Top Productivity Tips
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 email@example.com
|Mar 21, 2019|
Episode 150: Tech in Mental Health with Abhishek Chandra from Spring Health
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Mar 14, 2019|
Episode 149: First Panic Attack, Confronting Family Abuser, Repairing vs Calling Off an Engagement
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:
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 email@example.com.
|Mar 07, 2019|
Episode 148: Dan Fields from Save it for the Show
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Feb 28, 2019|
Episode 147: Nocturnal Anxiety and Panic
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 email@example.com
|Feb 21, 2019|
Episode 146: Duff the Wife Valentine's Special
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Feb 14, 2019|
Episode 145: Bipolar Barbie
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 email@example.com
|Feb 07, 2019|
Episode 144: BDSM after Trauma, Slipping Back into Depression, Supporting a Partner with PTSD
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:
As always if you have questions or topics that you'd like to submit, just send them over to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Jan 31, 2019|
Episode 143: When Life Gives You Parkinson's with Larry Gifford
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 email@example.com
|Jan 24, 2019|
Episode 142: Fundamentalist Religion, Parenting with Mental Illness, Panic Disorder
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:
As always, if you have a question for the show, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Jan 17, 2019|
Episode 141: You Might Die Tomorrow - Kate Manser on Mortality Awareness and Living Better Today
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 email@example.com and if you like what you've heard, please rate or share the show on social!
|Jan 10, 2019|
Episode 140: Making New Year Goals That Make Sense
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Jan 03, 2019|
Episode 139: Neurofeedback, Low Motivation, Knowing if Therapy Works
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:
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 email@example.com!
|Dec 20, 2018|
Episode 138: Jamie Shares Her Personal Experience with Ketamine Treatments
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
|Dec 13, 2018|
Episode 137: All About Ketamine Treatments with Dr. Steven Mandel
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.
|Dec 06, 2018|
Episode 136: Overcoming Self-Sabotage in Relationships, Fear of Wrists, Decision Paralysis
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:
As always, you can send me questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and check out the full show-notes at http://duffthepsych.com/episode136
|Nov 29, 2018|
Episode 135: How to Survive the Holidays
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!
|Nov 21, 2018|
Episode 134: Kati Morton - Youtuber, Author, and Therapist
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!
|Nov 15, 2018|
Too Close to Home
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.
|Nov 08, 2018|
Episode 133: Spooky Mental Health Treatments From History
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 email@example.com and the full show notes for this episode are available at duffthepsych.com/episode133.
|Nov 01, 2018|
Episode 132: When to Stop Taking Meds for Anxiety
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Oct 25, 2018|