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.
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.
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!
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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.
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 email@example.com
This episode is brought to you by Raycon. I'm loving their new Everyday E25 earbuds. Check out buyraycon.com/duff for 15% off your order.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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!
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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:
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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!
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.
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 <3
This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. They are a great option for finding support while you are stuck in your home.
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:
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:
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:
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For access to the bonus question, check out my Patreon.
This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp.