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Tell Me What You're Proud Of with Dr. Maggie Perry

Tell Me What You're Proud Of with Dr. Maggie Perry

By Dr Maggie Perry
Each week we share real therapy sessions with actual clients that reveal helpful techniques for effectively dealing with Anxiety, OCD, Depression and Stress.

I’m your host Dr. Maggie Perry, a licensed psychologist with a doctorate degree in clinical psychology. I am also the founder of the online group therapy platform Huddle.care.

Contact: tellmewhatyoureproudof@gmail.com
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#51 Wellness Becomes You: Real Therapy Session w/ Patient “Jared,” Part 4 of 4
*Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altruism Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!* **Huddle.Care is growing! If you are a licensed mental health professional in any state and you are interested in joining my team to run individual sessions or group sessions please email me at Team@huddle.care and we will send you some more information.** **If you would like to practice these Anxiety, OCD, Bi-Polar, and Depression coping strategies within a Covid safe and HIPAA-compliant online support group led by a licensed psychotherapist please go to the https://www.Huddle.Care/ website to set up your initial consultation.** How do we become who we are? In our final session with real anxiety patient “Jared,” he and Dr. Maggie tackle this fundamental question, exploring his journey from self-loathing and perfectionism to compassionate self-acceptance, and identifying the impacts of that change on every aspect of his life, from the creation of healthy daily habits to shifting onto a more value-aligned career path. It’s never too late to become the person you know you were meant to be! Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 2:32 - The same old, same old 3:40 - Who am I? 5:27 - Insomnia 7:06 - Turning it all around 9:194 - Becoming process-driven, not outcome-driven 10:45 - Turning challenge into opportunity 15:27 - Focusing on wellness 16:35 - Who we are vs. who we think we should be 18:33 - The impact of self-awareness Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof
24:43
March 30, 2021
#50 Out of Order: Real Therapy Session w/ Patient “Jared,” Part 3 of 4
*Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altruism Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!* **Huddle.Care is growing! If you are a licensed mental health professional in any state and you are interested in joining my team to run individual sessions or group sessions please email me at Team@huddle.care and we will send you some more information.** If you’re finding it difficult to stay motivated and on-task during the pandemic, you’re not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted the routines and structures we rely on to keep us productive and stable, triggering a shadow pandemic of avoidance and apathy. Happily, though, you don’t need a vaccine to get your life back in order, just a solid routine. Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 3:51 - We’re all doing the best we can 4:44 - The cycle of avoidance 7:46 - Self criticism - is it ever effective? 9:51 - Perfectionism & avoidance 11:30 - To-do list tips 15:43 - The other pandemic (mental health crises) 17:37 - The importance of structure 18:54 - Depression or anxiety? 20:52 - Committing to a routine Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof
24:17
March 16, 2021
#49 Sharing Allowed: Real Therapy Session w/ Patient “Jared,” Part 2 of 4
*Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altruism Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!* **Huddle.Care is growing! If you are a licensed mental health professional in any state and you are interested in joining my team to run individual sessions or group sessions please email me at Team@huddle.care and we will send you some more information.** Sharing our true feelings with others can feel like a risk. But as Anxiety & OCD patient “Jared” will attest, that risk can bring remarkable rewards. In the second installment of this 4-part series, Dr. Maggie and “Jared” explore the root causes of avoidance, the value of vulnerability and accepting support, and the benefits of turning toward your shadow and exposing it to the light of community. Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 2:24 - Experiential avoidance 7:31 - The role of upbringing in avoidance 8:30 - Hopelessness & helplessness 11:19 - Turning toward depression 13:38 - Facing shame 16:12 - The importance of support 19:29 - Committed to self-care Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof
20:44
March 9, 2021
#48 Back Up to Speed, Real Group Therapy Session w/ Patients “Larissa,” “Jared,” “Scout” & “Sophie”
*Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altruism Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!* **Huddle.Care is growing! If you are a licensed mental health professional in any state and you are interested in joining my team to run individual sessions or group sessions please email me at Team@huddle.care and we will send you some more information.** Uncertainty is always uncomfortable, but for some, it can feel downright intolerable. And that uncertainty intolerance can mean vulnerability to conditions like OCD and anxiety. But with solid support and the right treatment plan, you can keep uncertainty from holding you back & slowing you down. Listen in on this real huddle.care group therapy session to learn how people like you are getting back up to speed and living their values with the help of Dr. Maggie, and each other. Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 3:35 - The race against uncertainty 6:21 - Organizing amidst chaos 7:18 - Getting back up to speed 8:55 - What uncertainties in life are difficult to tolerate? 9:25 - Relationship OCD 13:25 - Harm OCD 14:55 - Identifying your core content 16:58 - Contamination OCD 21:25 - ADHD & OCD 23:50 - Incidental vs. intentional exposure 32:20 - Vaccination anxiety 34:48 - Strategizing around anxiety Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof
39:41
March 2, 2021
#47 Cycling Out Avoidance: Real Therapy Session w/ Patient “Jared,” Part 1 of 4
*Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altruism Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!* **Huddle.Care is growing! If you are a licensed mental health professional in any state and you are interested in joining my team to run individual sessions or group sessions please email me at Team@huddle.care and we will send you some more information.** The cycle of avoidance is so deeply ingrained for many of us that we’re not even aware it’s happening, and don’t realize how much suffering it’s causing. In his first recorded session, real therapy patient “Jared” opens up about his history with avoidance, and how he’s using therapy, compassionate self-talk, and a passion for cycling to break the avoidance cycle and create new, healthier habits. Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 2:34 - The role of avoidance for “Jared” 4:21 - Social anxiety 5:25 - Hopelessness and helplessness 8:15 - Avoidance over the years 8:26 - Substance abuse 10:39 - Law school dropout 12:38 - How therapy helps w/ avoidance 13:18 - A change in perspective 15:03 - Reassurance-seeking 16:44 - Cycles of avoidance 20:02 - Injecting self-compassion into self-talk Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof
24:12
February 23, 2021
#46 Incidental & Intentional Exposure Practice: Real Therapy Session w/ Patient “Catherine,” Part 3 of 4
*Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altruism Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!* **Huddle.Care is growing! If you are a licensed mental health professional in any state and you are interested in joining my team to run individual sessions or group sessions please email me at Team@huddle.care and we will send you some more information.** There’s exposure, and then there’s intentional exposure. In anxiety recovery, it’s important to practice both intentional exposure (seeking out controlled exposures on purpose) and handling incidental exposures as they come up. But did you know it works best to focus on those two practices in a certain order? Find out which order is most effective, and get some wonderful actionable tools for both from real anxiety patient “Catherine” and Dr. Maggie in part 3 of this 4 part series. Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 2:14 - Intolerance of uncertainty 4:05 - Incidental vs. intentional practice 4:56 - Fear & humor can’t coexist 6:29 - How therapy is like exercise 8:03 - Self-soothing 9:48 - Empathic anxiety 14:25 - Cultivate a malleable mindset 15:28 - Normalizing mental health struggles 17:06 - How not to make it worse 20:28 - Decreasing uncertainty over time Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof
21:51
February 16, 2021
#45 Procrastination & Perfectionism; Two Sides of the Same Coin: Real Therapy Session w/ Patient “Catherine,” Part 2 of 4
*Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altruism Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!* **Huddle.Care is growing! If you are a licensed mental health professional in any state and you are interested in joining my team to run individual sessions or group sessions please email me at Team@huddle.care and we will send you some more information.** People often think of perfectionists as people who deliver perfect results. But the reality is that the compulsion to perform every task perfectly often results in avoidance, anxiety, and procrastination leading to late, incomplete, or altogether absent outcomes. If you have trouble getting started on tasks, that doesn’t mean you’re lazy, it could mean you’re struggling with clinical perfectionism. But don’t panic, huddle.care is here to help! Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 2:59 - Procrastination & perfectionism 3:56 - Lowering the stakes 6:40 - Inviting a flexibility mindset 7:36 - The role of regret 11:35 - The contamination mindest 12:38 - Injecting flexibility into your routine 16:14 - How to do an effective exposure around procrastination 18:17 - Preparing for the urge to procrastinate 19:57 - Anticipatory anxiety is not a prediction 21:32 - The role of self-worth in procrastination & perfectionism 23:56 - The problem with seeking external reassurance of your worthiness Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof
28:43
February 9, 2021
#44 Get Distance From Your Thoughts: Real Therapy Session w/ Patient “Catherine,” Part 1 of 4
*Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altruism Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!* **Huddle.Care is growing! If you are a licensed mental health professional in any state and you are interested in joining my team to run individual sessions or group sessions please email me at Team@huddle.care and we will send you some more information.** You may be social distancing, but are you psychological distancing? Anxiety and OCD can have a serious impact on our ability to live the lives we want to live, but that doesn’t mean we have to relate to every anxious thought as though it is a threat. In her debut episode, real anxiety patient “Catherine” shares her best tips and tricks for defusing anxiety and injecting lightness through distancing. Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 3:09 - Intolerance of uncertainty 4:41 - Anxious uncertainty 6:31 - Generalized anxiety 9:37 - Biological sensitivity to anxiety 10:51 - Going to the worst case scenario 13:10 - Defusing anxiety with distancing 15:13 - The Google spiral 17:44 - Signal vs. noise technique 20:35 - Boundaries 22:37 - Sense of worthiness 23:48 - Procrastination and perfectionism Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof
26:11
February 2, 2021
#43, Challenge Your Belief Systems, Real Therapy Session w/ Patient “Larisa,” Part 3 of 4
*Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altruism Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!* **Huddle.Care is growing! If you are a licensed mental health professional in any state and you are interested in joining my team to run individual sessions or group sessions please email me at Team@huddle.care and we will send you some more information.** Hindsight is 20/20. But it’s a wonderful feeling to look back on the past, knowing how differently things would have gone if we’d had the knowledge and tools back then that we have now, and will be even more proficient at using in the future. It’s even better to recognize that the limitations of the present are only temporary, and that by transforming our underlying belief systems (a.k.a. our B.S.) we can look forward to a future full of hope and freedom to live in line with our values. And that’s just part of the message of positive progress OCD and Anxiety patient “Larisa” shares with us in this 3rd episode of our 4-part series. Don’t miss it, and don’t keep it to yourself! Hope is meant to be shared. Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 4:03 - Internal and external triggers 6:15 - Staying in the present moment 8:33 - Don’t stand so close to me 14:23 - Inviting self-compassion 15:37 - The therapeutic attitude of willing acceptance 17:18 - That uneasy feeling 20:13 - Getting curious about our values 21:17 - Jogging her memory 22:21 - Catching our limiting beliefs Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
27:02
January 26, 2021
#42, United We Thrive, Real Group Therapy Session w/ Patients “Patrice,” “Jared,” “Scout” & “Sophie”
*Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altruism Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!* **Huddle.Care is growing! If you are a licensed mental health professional in any state and you are interested in joining my team to run individual sessions or group sessions please email me at Team@huddle.care and we will send you some more information.** OCD and anxiety can make us feel like we’re alone in the world, especially when events beyond our control start popping up in our news feed. But attending group therapy like huddle.care, and listening to this podcast are two great ways to remind ourselves that we are never alone, and that there’s no need to suffer in solitude. United, we thrive! Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 4:15 - Allow others to take care of themselves 6:09 - Procrastination 9:48 - Relationship OCD 11:53 - Harm and contamination OCD 14:15 - Using values to relate effectively to anxiety 17:30 - Self-criticism & switching your self talk 22:49 - Looking forward to the future 25:19 - Getting & staying unstuck 28:24 - The importance of routine 32:31 - What it’s like to live with harm OCD 36:44 - Commitments & hope Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
44:09
January 19, 2021
#41 Exercise Caution, Real Therapy Session w/ Patient “Larisa,” Part 2 of 4
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Q: When is exercise unhealthy? A: When it’s a compulsion to be challenged and resisted! In this, our second session with real OCD and anxiety patient “Larisa,” Dr. Maggie reminds us that anything can be a compulsion, and anything can be an exposure, depending on how it functions for you. Even “good” and “healthy” behaviors can become problematic when we use them to avoid anxiety or emotional processing. This month, we’re focusing on preparing for the anxious moment and trigger awareness. As you listen, think about some of your most common triggers, both internal and external, and what behavior those triggers compel you to engage in. For extra credit, ask yourself what the opposite of that activity would be. Feeling brave? Try sharing one of your triggers in the comments! Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 1:58 - The truth about triggers 4:56 - Internal vs. external triggers 9:16 - “Did I just hit someone??” 12:53 - That “just right” thinking 15:00 - 3 types of triggers 16:56 - Harm OCD & Over-responsibility 19:38 - Education 20:30 - Motivation 20:50 - Belief awareness Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry **Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health  improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE  at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!**
28:46
January 12, 2021
#40 You Can't Spell COVID Without OCD, Real Therapy Session w/ Patient “Larisa,” Part 1 of 4
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health  improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE  at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Even before COVID, today’s guest “Larisa” (a real OCD & Anxiety patient in the Huddle.care program) was uncomfortable with going against the grain and worried that something terrible might happen if she stepped out of line, spoke out of turn, or failed to over-prepare for anything that might come up. But thanks to Dr. Maggie and Huddle, “Larisa” is getting comfortable with discomfort, avoiding avoidance, and transforming from a conflict-averse people-pleaser to finding real satisfaction in speaking her mind and being real with the people she cares about. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 1:34 - Learning to recognize the anxious moment 1:47 - You can’t spell COVID w/out OCD 5:29 - All about uncertainty 6:36 - Preparing for the anxious moment 9:04 - The mindshift to mindfulness 10:41 - Learning the language around OCD & anxiety 11:59 - The genetic component of OCD & anxiety 14:00 - OCD inside & out 19:04 - Types of avoidance 19:49 - Looking beyond the surface feeling 21:08 - Self-observation beyond anxiety 22:39 - When to be still vs. when to take action Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry **Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health  improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE  at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!**
33:49
January 11, 2021
#39 Anxious to Thrive: 5 Core Principles to Overcome Anxiety & OCD
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** The holiday season is a busy, and often an anxious time, for a lot of us. So Dr. Maggie is getting straight to the heart of how to overcome an anxiety disorder and OCD with these 5 core principles. In this short lecture series, you’ll learn how to adopt an attitude of willing acceptance, go toward an anxious moment instead of withdrawing, embrace uncertainty, avoid your avoidances, and increase your awareness of opportunities to practice your emotional freedom toolset. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 1:36 - Anxiety state vs. anxiety disorder 2:28 - Panic disorder 2:38 - Social anxiety 4:26 - Exposure and response prevention 9:44 - External triggers 10:13 - Internal triggers 11:49 - Feeling hopeless, helpless, or worthless 13:25 - Why it’s worth it to go toward the anxious moment 14:32 - Anticipatory anxiety 15:35 - Situational anxiety 16:15 - Post-event processing 18:11 - Fearful anticipation of uncertainty 20:02 - Behavioral strategies for handling uncertainty 23:44 - How not to undermine yourself 25:01 - Re-interpreting anxiety as excitement 28:38 - Commit to the process, not the outcome 32:02 - Be as patient with yourself as you would with a child 35:57 - Self-criticism 36:53 - Numbing out 37:51 - Helpful & compassionate self-talk around anxiety & OCD Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry **Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health  improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE  at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!**
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December 29, 2020
#38 The Most Sensitized Season of All - Wrap-Up Session w/ Real Therapy Patient “Danielle”
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health  improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE  at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Whether you’re staying home, traveling, or working this holiday season, you’re bound to feel affected by the ghosts of holidays past, the pressures of holidays present, and worries about the future. Happily, though, you are far from alone, and don’t need to suffer in silence. OCD & Anxiety patient “Danielle” is back to share her best tips and tricks for handling holiday rumination in this, our final wrap-up session. Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 1:48 - Healing imperfectly 4:01 - Accepting OCD 6:41 - The Thailand trip 7:09 - Non-stop exposure opportunities 17:19 - Tis the season to feel sensitized 18:47 - How to stop ruminating 21:44 - Factors that make it harder to let go of worry Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry **Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health  improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE  at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!**
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December 8, 2020
#37 Curiously Effective OCD Tools - Wrap-Up Session w/ Real OCD & Anxiety Patient “John”
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE  at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** You know that having kindness and compassion for yourself and others is the right thing to do. But did you know that they’re also effective tools in your arsenal against OCD and Anxiety? Patient “John” is back to share with us some of the tools, tips, and tricks he’s found most effective in his recovery process. Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 1:19 - Another layer of OCD 2:41 - Learning to fly 3:55 - Getting comfortable with discomfort 5:58 - Going on the OCD offensive 7:45 - Connect w/ compassion 9:02 - Intrusive thoughts 12:07 - Cultivating curiosity 14:15 - The ego & anxiety 15:46 - Ego vs. values 17:45 - Mindfulness 18:19 - Vulnerability 21:14 - From perfectionism to practice Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry **Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE  at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!**
21:56
December 2, 2020
#36 Silence a Negative Self-Narrative - Wrap-Up Therapy Session w/ Patient “Nicole”
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health  improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE  at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** How do you silence a negative internal narrative? By speaking out, of course! This week patient “Nicole” is back to share how she shifted out of believing that her negative feelings, and the “not good enough” story she picked up about herself in childhood, were the “real” her. She also shares some great tips on mood regulation, normalizing negative thoughts and feelings, and not suffering in silence. Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 1:36 - Tools for mood regulation 5:52 - Challenging pervasive negative beliefs 8:07 - Where the “not good enough” narrative originates 11:04 - Get into the habit of self-observation 14:54 - Who’s the real you? 15:31 - “Not good enough” triggers 16:53 - The anxiety layer 17:45 - Managing anxiety 18:30 - Getting perspective 20:48 - Overcoming shame Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry **Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE  at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!**
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November 24, 2020
#35 Noticing Nuance - Wrap-Up Therapy Session w/ Patient “Liz”
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE  at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Therapy is the gift you give yourself that keeps on giving. If you stick with it beyond the urgent initial crisis, you’ll discover so many more areas in which to apply the tools, techniques, and practices you learn. This week, patient “Liz” is back to share how diving into her more subtle OCD symptoms is allowing her to achieve ever deeper levels of emotional and social freedom. Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 1:46 - Why Liz is glad she started therapy when she did 4:38 - Smoothing out the roller coaster of recovery 5:51 - Combatting the more subtle forms of OCD 7:116 - Anxiety about anxiety 8:19 - Heal self-loathing with compassion 12:55 - Under-planning on purpose 13:51 - The danger of chasing a perfect feeling 15:53 - Freedom from shame 18:00 - Giving yourself the gift of recovery 19:21 - Inflated responsibility at work 20:46 - Overcome resistance around journaling 25:45 - Journaling as a mindfulness activity 30:08 - Turn obligation into choice 32:43 - Notice nuance Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry **Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE  at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!**
34:40
November 17, 2020
#34 A Very Productive Waste of Time - Wrap-Up Therapy Session w/ Patient “Stephanie”
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE  at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Just because you think of it, doesn’t mean you have to do it. In fact, sometimes the most productive thing you can do is nothing at all. In this wrap-up session, OCD and Anxiety patient “Stephanie” and Dr. Maggie share some powerful tools and strategies for coping with intrusive thoughts, prioritizing self-care, and learning how to relax. Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 1:28 - Moving and grooving 2:17 - Handling intrusive thoughts 5:45 - Not so great expectations 7:24 - Self-validation to the rescue 8:35 - The magic of “maybe” 9:41 - Not just right feeling OCD 10:35 - The things we can control 12:22 - The power of prioritizing 15:07 - The wasting time exposure 18:05 - Cultivate the ability to relax 19:20 - Taking the control back from OCD 21:25 - When you feel like you’re doing all you can, and it’s not enough 23:04 - Self-compassion and advocacy Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry **Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE  at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!**
24:13
November 10, 2020
#33 All Accept Anxiety - Wrap-Up Therapy Session w/ Patient “Jim”
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE  at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** We know that what we resist, persists, and that anxiety is a pursuer: as soon as we run, that’s when it really comes for us. But how do we begin to accept anxiety? How do we not only confront it, but show up for it, and even embrace it? Patient “Jim” is back to share some of his best tools for anxiety acceptance and how he’s been making use of them since his four-part series on the show. Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 1:45 - Creeping perfectionism 3:15 - Emotional perfectionism 5:42 - Worry voice and false comfort 7:36 - Different content areas behave differently 8:08 - Financial anxiety 9:56 - From fear to fusion 15:20 - Using experimentation 16:46 - Avoiding the what-if spiral 20:12 - Building on existing confidence 20:53 - Anticipatory anxiety 25:56 - The three phases of anxiety Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
28:10
November 3, 2020
#32 Getting Comfortable w/ Discomfort - Wrap-Up Therapy Session w/ Patient “Sophie”
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE  at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** How comfortable are you with the idea of just sitting with your discomfort? On this week’s episode, “Sophie,” our very first anonymous patient guest, is back to share her progress over the last six months, and to share some of the tools that have helped her cope with her fears around harming others, and getting comfortable with the idea that she won’t always be comfortable. Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 1:34 - How “Sophie’s” OCD has changed in the last 6 months 2:22 - Framing up harm OCD 7:31 - Responsibility OCD & perfectionism 9:32 - Setting OCD ground rules 11:25 - Managing feelings of urgency 12:03 - The power of deliberately tolerating discomfort 14:45 - Don’t let your content put you on the defensive 16:56 - The underlying beliefs that make content stick 19:53 - ERP (Exposure Response Prevention) 26:48 - self-compassion Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
27:53
October 27, 2020
#31 Certain Uncertainty - Real Therapy Session w/ Patient “Danielle” Part 4 of 4
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE  at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Why are certain kinds of uncertainty stickier than others? Why does some content keep coming back, while other, similar content doesn’t? In this, part 4 of our 4-part real therapy series with patient “Danielle,” Dr. Maggie digs into this and other important questions such as: How do I choose which fear to tackle first in exposure therapy? Does worrying less mean I care less? and much more! Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 1:26 - The power of feeling heard and validating 4:44 - The powerful mind-body connection 7:41 - Coping with uncertainty: God and nutrition 12:17 - Handling certain uncertainty 15:22 - Deliberately challenging your content 19:59 - Types of avoidance 20:51 - What “safety measures” are you willing to let go of? 22:33 - The repetitive “check” that keeps uncertainty alive 26:03 - Does worry mean you care more? 26:51 - From catastrophizing to challenging Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry **All podcast listeners receive a free month of online group therapy by going to Huddle.Care.**
32:02
October 21, 2020
#30 Attack Your Anxiety - Consult w/ Ken Goodman, L.C.S.W. on Patient “Danielle” Part 3 of 4
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE  at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** If you don’t know your enemy’s strategy, how can you come up with a plan of counter-attack? In this episode, part 3 of our 4-part series with real therapy patient “Danielle,” Ken Goodman, L.C.S.W., breaks down anxiety’s strategy and provides multiple tools for effectively countering it, and even going on the offensive against anxiety. Ken Goodman, LCSW, specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and OCD. He is on the Board of Directors for the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and founding Director of QuietMindSolutions.com. He authored and produced The Anxiety Solution Series, a 12-hour audio program, Break Free from Anxiety, a coloring self-help book, and The Emetophobia Manual, a workbook for people suffering with the fear of vomit. Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 2:00 - Reactivating the “nauseating fear” of childhood 3:25 - Trauma & OCD 4:46 - The importance of staying in the present 7:34 - Giving too much power to our thoughts 9:56 - Write your horror story 12:03 - Persistent uncertainty 13:17 - Go on the offense against anxiety 15:14 - Developing a counter-strategy 17:46 - Turn the other cheek 19:35 - Emetophobia (fear of vomiting) 22:17 - Exposure therapy for getting over the fear of throwing up 27:01 - Wanting what you don’t want 27:49 - Fear of gagging Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
33:37
October 13, 2020
#29 Laugh in the Face of Fear - Real Therapy Session w/ Patient “Danielle” Part 2 of 4
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE  at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Have you ever wondered if you’re doing the right exposures, or if you’re doing them the right way? You’re not alone. Dr. Maggie helps real therapy patient “Danielle” unpack her previous attempts at exposure therapy, and come up with an actionable plan to tackle her thought-action fusion in this, part 2 of a 4-part series. Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 2:01 - Are you doing the “right” exposures? 4:44 - Is it really as much of a risk as you think? 7:43 - Fear of losing control 10:42 - Managing fear and dread 13:23 - How anxiety robs us of our creativity and passion 14:10 - What maintains your uncertainty? 16:34 - Beliefs that underpin anxiety 20:03 - Thought-action fusion & pushing your fear into the realm of the absurd Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
27:11
October 6, 2020
#28 Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way Out - Real Therapy Session w/ Patient “Danielle” Part 1 of 4
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE  at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** The journey to wellness is seldom straight or simple, but it’s one worth taking. This week’s real OCD and anxiety therapy patient, “Danielle,” is no exception, and in this episode, part one of another four-part series, she shares her trials and tribulations in seeking the right therapeutic fit. If you’ve ever had a bad experience with therapy, medication, or a misdiagnosis, you will definitely relate to what “Danielle” had to go through to find a treatment that really works for her. Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 1:55 - It’s possible to suffer less 8:08 - Internal family systems 11:03 - The anxiety of parenthood 19:22 - Thrown into the deep end of exposure therapy 24:34 - Brain Lock 26:14 - Reassurance seeking 28:44 - Accountability 31:00 - Maintaining hope Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
32:06
September 29, 2020
#27 You Can Handle More Than You Think - Real Therapy Session w/ Patient “John” Part 4 of 4
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Five years ago, how well would you have thought you’d be able to navigate everything you’re dealing with right now? A global pandemic, natural disasters, political turmoil… not to mention whatever’s going on in your personal life. OCD and anxiety patient “John” has been pleasantly surprised at his own resilience and ability to cope with it all, and that resilience gives him hope, hope he’d like to pass on to you. And starting this week, we’re adding a new feature: Dr. Maggie shares actionable insights on how to get the most out of the podcast, and out of therapy, in her Therapeutic Attitude Newsletter. This week’s topic: inviting self-acceptance. Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 1:26 - Mind-body connection 4:14 - Trusting your ability to handle difficult conversations 5:50 - Anger 8:59 - Shifting into problem solving 11:34 - Sitting with the feelings 15:18 - Perfectionism 17:17 - Effect of a depressed parent 19:40 - A template for dealing with sadness 23:46 - Therapeutic Attitude Newsletter: what we resist, persists 26:23 - Cultivating curiosity 28:05 - Suffering is pain + resistance 29:12 - How to restore self-trust Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
30:57
September 22, 2020
#26 Are Unresolved Childhood Emotions Triggering Your Anxiety? - Consult w/ Dr. Jessica Bol, PhD PSY on Patient “John” Part 3 of 4
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Are unresolved emotions from childhood triggering your anxiety in the present? Traditionally, CBT doesn’t delve much into childhood trauma, but today’s guest, Dr. Jessica Bol, reveals how beneficial it can be to become even more curious about our emotions and discover their earliest origins to better contextualize the strong physical response our bodies often have to non-threatening situations. She also introduces a powerful tool for self-soothing in those moments: the language of sensation. Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 1:23 - The therapeutic journey of “John” 3:43 - Indications of recovery resilience 5:41 - Thought-action fusion 8:52 - Diving deeper into the feelings 14:13 - Bringing awareness of childhood patterns into CBT 23:44 - The power of self-touch Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
25:45
September 16, 2020
#25 Invite a More Nuanced Response - Real Therapy Session w/ “John” Part 2 of 4
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!**  Not every response is right for every situation; what is healthy and adaptive in one context might be dysfunctional in another. In the second installment of this month’s four-part series, real therapy patient “John” talks about the tools that have helped him invite a more nuanced response to shifting circumstances. Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 1:19 - Handling anticipatory anxiety 2:33 - Worst-case scenarios 6:51 - Shifting out of heightened responsibility 8:32 - Anger 10:34 - Curiosity 13:14 - People Pleasing 15:37 - Uncertainty 18:52 - Challenges in group therapy 22:56 - Vulnerability 24:36 - Dealing with disgust Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry 
26:57
September 1, 2020
#24 A Little Success Goes a Long Way - Real Therapy Session w/ “John” Part 1 of 4
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** In the first of this 4-part real therapy series, patient “John” explains to Dr. Maggie how exposure therapy helped him go from being terrified to eat with his hands to bravely doing the things he wants to do, and even trying new and scary things like volunteering to be on this podcast! Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 1:00 - What are the fears underpinning social anxiety? 2:00 - Handling difficulty in opening up in therapy 7:00 - The content “John” struggled with most: not being about to eat with his hands 11:30 - Managing anticipatory anxiety 12:30 - All about acceptance 14:15 - Being a good person 17:00 - Embracing assertiveness 22:00 - The importance of experimentation 23:30 - Challenging self-judgment Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
26:42
August 26, 2020
#23 Feelings Aren’t Forever - Real Therapy Session Part 4 of 4 w/ “Jim”
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Have you ever worried that a feeling you were having would last forever? You’re not alone. In the 4th part of this 4-part real therapy series, patient “Jim” takes stock of how far he’s come in the course of his work with Dr. Maggie and offers hope to those who are struggling with feelings that keep coming back. Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life. If this episode helps you find some answers, please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you know that could benefit from this episode. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared here. 0:30 - The leap of faith that this feeling is normal and will pass 8:30 - Accepting biological vulnerability 16:00 - The nature of life is change 22:00 - Tools for resisting shame 27:00 - Maintaining hope, noticing progress 29:20 - It’s okay to not understand Connect with Dr. Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr. Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr. Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
29:56
August 19, 2020
#22 Why Avoidance Always Backfires - Real Therapy Session Part 3 of 4 w/ Dr. Anja Schmitz, Chief Clinical Officer at Kip
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Have you ever wondered why certain feelings seem to just keep coming back, no matter how hard you try to get rid of them? In this, the third installment of our four-part series, Dr. Anja Schmitz, a licensed clinical psychologist and Chief Clinical Officer at Kip (https://www.hellokip.com/), explains why experiential avoidance is counter-productive, and offers some powerful tools to get you realigned to what really matters to you. Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 0:25 - Jim’s strides around emotional awareness 2:00 - Experiential avoidance & ACT 10:20 - The pink elephant exercise 14:14 - The shark tank exercise 18:30 - Values 23:20 - Avoiding the “should” trap 25:20 - What lies beneath your anxiety 27:30 - How sticky content can reveal your values Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
29:14
August 12, 2020
#21 You Can’t Fail at Therapy - Real Therapy Session Part 2 of 4 w/ "Jim"
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** How can you succeed at therapy? What’s the difference between doing your homework and committing to the healing process? What happens when you allow yourself to accurately label the full range of your feelings? And when does simply honoring your commitments become an act of courage? Dr. Maggie and patient “Jim” answer all of these questions and more in part two of our four-part real therapy session series. Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 0:40 - All feelings are valid (no matter what your family told you) 2:00 - How to develop a rich emotional vocabulary 9:00 - The real usefulness of therapy 14:00 - One main reason people drop out of therapy 19:20 - Homework vs. commitments 26:20 - Overcoming presentation anxiety 29:45 - What stress feels like in the body 33:20 - Reframing emotional struggle as an act of courage Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
33:48
August 5, 2020
#20 Can Getting Well Take Away Your Competitive Edge? - Real Therapy Session Part 1 of 4 w/ "Jim"
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** If you’ve ever worried that getting well might make you soft, or take away your competitive edge, this episode is a must-listen. In this, our first introduction to real therapy patient “Jim,” Maggie helps Jim unpack perfectionism and professional burnout, and identify the tools that have helped him prioritize emotional health. Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. 0:40 - Professional burnout 3:00 - Falling out of touch with yourself 7:30 - Not all psychotherapy is the same 8:30 - Aversion to certain feelings 13:00 - Perfectionism at work 20:40 - Exercising your therapeutic muscles 28:00 - Making peace with “negative” emotions 33:00 - How psychotherapy creates opportunities for healthy new habits and tools Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
36:27
July 22, 2020
#19 Swimming Against the Current Mood - Real Therapy Session Part 4 of 4 w/ "Nicole"
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. In this episode, patient “Nicole” shares her thoughts about what Dr. Pascarzi had to say, and shares the tools that have been most useful in pulling her out of self-criticism and into self-compassion, allowing her to turn the tide when she feels herself getting pulled into a mood spiral or bout of perfectionism.  1:00 - Self Compassion 2:10 - Catastrophic thinking & mood identification 4:40 - Feelings: inside & out 7:40 - Perfectionism and self-criticism 10:00 - Holding onto hope 12:50 - Cues that you’re going through a down period 14:30 - Mood tracking 19:00 - Dating while depressed Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
22:54
July 15, 2020
#18 Inviting Curiosity to Your Darkest Thoughts - Real Therapy Session Part 3 of 4 w/ Dr. Christina Pascarzi, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. Dr. Christina Pascarzi is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 7 years of experience providing individual therapy to adults in the Bay Area. Her practice focuses on the treatment of anxiety disorders using compassion, curiosity, and humor. In today’s episode, she and Dr. Maggie delve into the relationship between curiosity and self-compassion, how perfectionism can hinder performance and problem-solving ability, and tools to combat self-criticism. 1:35 - Staying in therapy past the acute crisis 5:29 - Inviting Curiosity 7:46 - Handling push-back on self-compassion 9:09 - The process of self-compassion 10:34 - Shifting out of the “shoulds” 12:43 - Wrangling clinical perfectionism 19:39 - Mood tracking 21:28 - Mood vs. feelings 23:27 - How feelings can trigger mood states Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
27:40
July 8, 2020
#17 Managing Anxieties and Mood States - Real Therapy Session Part 2 of 4 w/ "Nicole"
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show that you are not alone, there is nothing wrong with you, and help guide you to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. In this episode, we check back on Nicole’s progress in managing her anxiety and moods. She talks about her habit of keeping track of her moods, the difference between simple loneliness and a mood state, and how she’s keeping her moods in check in the middle of a pandemic. 1:31 Checking up on Nicole’s progress with Psychotherapy 4:19 How mood tracking is helping with Nicole’s condition 8:41 Is mood and anxiety affected by what’s happening around you vs your behavior? 11:15 Catching and managing anxiety triggers 13:26 Overcoming anhedonia 17:33  Managing mood states vs sadness 21:48  Managing anxiety in a pandemic Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatyoureproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
25:03
July 1, 2020
#16 When Is the Best Time to Seek Therapy? - Real Therapy Session Part 1 of 4 w/ "Nicole"
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show that you are not alone, there is nothing wrong with you, and help guide you to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. In this episode, we talk to "Nicole" about her experience in Psychotherapy dealing with anxiety, self-criticism tendencies, and loneliness in the time of COVID-19. 1:09 Getting to know Nicole  4:53 When is the best time to seek psychotherapy?  6:32 Psychotherapy vs Talking to a friend  8:34  Does everyone think the same way?  12:16 Attitude changes Nicole did to help with her anxiety  14:19 The function of self-criticism  17:21 What changed after Nicole’s psychotherapy?  21:02 Managing relationships post psychotherapy  23:13 Dealing with loneliness  25:12 What changed for Nicole Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO:  Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/     Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf   Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry   Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w   Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof  Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatyoureproudof    Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
29:13
June 24, 2020
#15 Relationship OCD in the Time of COVID-19 - Real Therapy Session Part 4 of 4 w/ "Stephanie"
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show that you are not alone, there is nothing wrong with you, and help guide you to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you.  We check in on ‘Stephanie’ where she talks about Dr. Jerome’s thoughts on her case, and how she’s been managing her pedophile thoughts. We also talk a bit about her feelings of loneliness, emotional perfectionism, her relationship OCD in the time of quarantine, and how she takes back the power from her intrusive thoughts.  Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared.  1:36 Stephanie’s thoughts on Dr. Jerome’s assessment  3:31 Labeling your experiences and distancing from your thoughts  7:13 Being a good person 9:19 Stephanie’s fear of loneliness  13:33 Fear of loneliness and how it affects Stephanie’s OCD  15:21 Emotional Perfectionism and Stephanie’s Relationship OCD  16:59 Taking the power away from intrusive thoughts  18:50 - Dr. Jerome’s full stop strategy  25:40 Stephanie’s message of hope   Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO:  Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/     Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf   Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry   Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w   Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof   Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatyoureproudof    Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
28:26
June 16, 2020
#14 Can You Control Your Thoughts? w/ Dr. Al Jerome, Clinical Psychologist - Real Therapy Session Part 3 of 4 w/ "Stephanie"
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show that you are not alone, there is nothing wrong with you, and help guide you to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you.  Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. In this episode, we talk to Dr. Al Jerome, a  Clinical Psychologist with extensive training and experience. His practice focuses on anxiety and related disorders, depression, stress disorders, impulse control disorders, problem behaviors among children and teens, and couples therapy. We discuss ‘Stephanie’s’ situation and how she manages her OCD, and how we manage triggering thoughts properly. 1:42 - Recap and Episode Introduction  2:38 - Dr. Jerome’s Impression of Stephanie   5:20 - Why people think they should control their thoughts  6:54 - Triggering thoughts and how they should be handled  10:54 - Am I A Bad Person? In the context of OCD vs Depression  13:58 - Conscientiousness to an Excess  16:38 - Exposures and planned exposures versus incidental exposures  18:29 - Why we shouldn’t be afraid of dealing with our thoughts Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO:  Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/     Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf   Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry   Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w   Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof   Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatyoureproudof    Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
24:11
June 9, 2020
#13 OCD in the Time of Coronavirus - Real Therapy Session Part 2 of 4 w/ "Stephanie"
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. In this episode patient "Stephanie" gives Dr. Maggie an update on how she’s managing her OCD in the time of Coronavirus, how she’s dealing with relationship OCD, and how she’s managing her triggers and thoughts. This is the second in a four-part series following "Stephanie"s progress.   1:13 - Recap of last episode  1:39 - An update on Stephanie’s current situation  5:15 - The need to get things ‘Just Right’  7:20 - Procrastination and OCD   9:48 - When does it reach a clinical level?  13:39 - Learning to relax with incompleteness  17:44 - The hardest part of living with OCD and Relationship OCD  24:03 - Different themes, different feelings, and sitting with the feelings  30:07 - Committing to the next steps of coping with OCD Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO:  Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/     Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf   Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry   Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w   Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof   Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatyoureproudof    Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
32:40
June 2, 2020
#12 Go Towards the Uncertainty - Real Therapy Session Part 1 of 4 w/ "Stephanie"
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. In this episode patient "Stephanie" goes into detail about finding proper treatment, developing the necessary anxiety skills, and how she allowed and accepted her thoughts and feelings. This is the first in a four-part series following "Stephanie"s progress 1:06 Why Stephanie initially sought out psychotherapy and an early [mis]diagnosis  8:49: OCD diagnosis and what that meant for Stephanie  12:46: Stephanie’s experience with Huddle  14:10: Stephanie’s idea of what recovery is and “emotional perfectionism”  16:54: Dr. Maggie describes different types of OCD  20:22: More details on mental compulsions and intentional vs. incidental exposure  26:15: Stephanie on success and confidence  28:59: Coping and the “worst-case scenario” Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO:  Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/     Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf   Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry   Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w   Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof   Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatyoureproudof    Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
33:18
May 26, 2020
#11 Navigating the New Normal With OCD - Real Therapy Session Part 4 of 4 w/ "Liz"
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. In this episode patient "Liz" goes into detail about her current opportunities to practice coping techniques for OCD and anxiety, particularly around the COVID crisis. This is the fourth and final episode of a four-part series following "Liz"’s progress. In this interview, "Liz" covers such timely topics as noticing when food planning shifts into OCD territory, shifting from panic to opportunity, and navigating social distancing when you feel over-responsible for others. They also discuss Dr. Witkin’s insights and how learning about others’ experiences of OCD has made "Liz" feel less alone. 1:54 Noticing when planning becomes compulsive  6:38 Liz describes the physical sensations of a “not just right” feeling  7:38 Shifting from panic to opportunity  11:36 Why exposure therapy to a single trigger can help your anxiety across the board  16:07 Navigating the added emotional and logistical challenges of social distancing   20:24 You are not alone: common patterns in OCD  27:18 How to push past perfectionism and get started on projects  31:20 Why healing is an act of courage   Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO:  Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/     Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf   Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry   Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w   Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof   Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatyoureproudof    Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
33:30
May 19, 2020
#10 Overcoming Perfectionism Paralysis w/ Dr. Michelle Witkin, Psychologist - Real Therapy Session Part 3 of 4 w/ "Liz"
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. This is the third episode of a four-part series that follows the progress of patient "Liz". This episode features a consultation about "Liz" with Dr. Michelle Witkin, a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders. Dr. Maggie and Dr. Michelle discuss perfectionism and how it can cause procrastination, indecision, and anxiety around treatment. They also discuss shame as a barrier to treatment, and the healing power of self-compassion. 2:04 Procrastination doesn’t mean you’re lazy 5:11 Overcoming paralyzing perfectionism 11:19 Confronting the false feeling that your discomfort will never go away 17:06 How shame gets in the way of healing 20:52 The dangers of emotional perfectionism and judging your process 22:43 What is shame? What does it feel like? 24:56 How to cultivate self-compassion Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whaturproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
29:48
May 12, 2020
#9 The Magic of Metaphors - Real Therapy Session Part 2 of 4 w/ "Liz"
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you.  Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared.  In this episode patient "Liz" comes into present time, going into detail about her current opportunities to practice coping techniques for OCD and anxiety, particularly around procrastination and perfectionism. This is the second episode of a four-part series, and in this interview Liz shares some of the tools that have helped her live a more fulfilling and productive life, such as using metaphors to maintain self-awareness, the power of labeling feelings, and practicing self-compassion. This episode covers: 3:21 Learning to become aware of physical cues that a thought or feeling is OCD 5:25 Self-trust: how to build it up, not erode it 6:26 How labeling feelings can help build self-trust 7:36 How metaphors can help you step outside of the process and become conscious of it 10:40 How shame can hinder healing 11:00 A hallmark of OCD: not wanting others to feel hurt 11:56 The healing power of self-compassion 13:06 Two ways that over-responsibility shows up in OCD 14:36 How to move out of shame and into kindness and self-compassion 15:23 How to overcome the “turtling” instinct 16:08 How adding “and that’s OK” can help transform negative self-talk into acceptance 20:16 Maggie sums up the strides Liz has made 24:53 How shifting your attitude around anxiety can decrease anxiety about anxiety 26:07 Self-care during COVID Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/     Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf   Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry   Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w   Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof   Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatyoureproudof    Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
28:45
May 5, 2020
#8 Every OCD Episode Is an Opportunity - Real Therapy Session Part 1 of 4 w/ "Liz"
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. In this episode, Dr. Maggie introduces us to a new client, "Liz", who is in therapy for OCD and anxiety. This is the first of another four-part series, and in this first interview "Liz" opens up about why she sought psychotherapy in the first place, why she had resisted doing so previously, and what helped her overcome that resistance. She also shares her biggest game-changer: shifting her focus from trying to prevent anxiety from occurring to welcoming it as an opportunity to practice her coping techniques. 1:24 Seeing our own behavior through someone else’s eyes  3:01 Transitions can be triggering  5:40 Shame   7:19 The “should dos”  9:11 Where does the self-criticism come from?  10:07 The recovery paradox 13:27 The laundry spiral  19:04 Overcoming shame by sharing it  19:32 Therapy is not about arming yourself with tactics  20:52 Anxiety is not the enemy  21:59 Every episode is an opportunity to practice Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/     Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf   Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry   Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w   Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof   Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatyoureproudof    Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
27:36
April 28, 2020
#7 Life Is a Work in Progress - Real Therapy Session Part 4 of 4 w/ "Sophie"
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. Welcome to our third and final session with real patient "Sophie." This is part 4 of a 4-part series featuring Dr. Reid Wilson (Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center) as our expert consultant in helping "Sophie" deal with and overcome her anxiety and OCD. In this episode we discuss the difference between functional and distress-related goals, redirecting attention to avoid compulsions, staying productive when anxious, how holding onto process can help us hold onto hope, and so much more 2:10 Paying attention to the process rather than content 3:00 Sophie developing new compulsions 6:00 If she holds onto the process, she holds onto hope/humor 7:30 Compassion for herself in believing she has OCD 8:00 Small, subtle compulsions fuel OCD 11:45 Difference between functional vs distress-related goals 19:30 Going from conceptual thinking about goals to putting them into practice 23:30 How Sophie feels when she avoids compulsions 24:30 Redirecting attention to avoid compulsion 27:00 What Sophie does to be productive when anxious 29:30 Sophie’s next goals Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatyoureproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
27:17
April 21, 2020
#6 Defeating Your Disorder at Its Own Game w/ Reid Wilson Ph.D., Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center - Real Therapy Session Part 3 of 4 w/ "Sophie"
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** REID WILSON, Ph.D. is Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Wilson has presented to audiences throughout the world on the treatment of anxiety disorders. His books are translated into nine languages: Stopping the Noise in Your Head: The New Way to Overcome Anxiety and Worry (HCI Books), Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks (Harper), and Facing Panic: Self-Help for People with Panic Attacks (ADAA). Dr. Wilson serves as the Expert for WebMD’s Anxiety and Panic Community. His free self-help website – www.anxieties.com – serves 500,000 visitors per year. Television appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Katie Show, Good Morning America, and CNN. He has served as psychologist in an episode of A&E’s Hoarders. In 2014 he was honored with the highest award given by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and he was presented the 2019 Service Award by the International OCD Foundation. 2:19 Delay Tactic: shrinking the time in which you have to be in control of a response 4:30 Learning to step back and observe your own responses 6:20 Noise vs. signals: letting go of the need to assign meaning to every feeling that comes up 12:30 The insidiousness of reassurance rituals 14:53 Strategies to tolerate uncertainty more effectively 23:50 Exposure therapy vs. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 27:00 How to structure an effective session 28:50 Self-compassion in recovery 31:56 Redefining recovery success 34:40 Staying in the present moment Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatyoureproudof
35:07
April 14, 2020
(Bonus Episode) Moderating Anxiety in Times of Crisis w/ Rick Barber, Coronavirus Reddit Moderator
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Computer scientist Rick Barber (https://www.linkedin.com/in/ribarber/), who previously worked in Silicon Valley as a data scientist for a healthcare analytics company and co-founded a venture capital firm, is now a Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researching conflicts between people and the online platforms they use. (via https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/how-reddit-s-coronavirus-community-became-destination-n1162661) 1:45 How mods operate on Reddit (keeping information quality high; removing trolls; locking potentially political posts; focusing on policy and not politics) 7:30 Advice for people seeking support/community on Reddit 9:45 Helping people in times of crisis; covid-specific projects 15:00 Managing anxiety in Rick’s own experience 23:15 Managing OCD/contamination content 26:45 How life has changed for Rick Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatyoureproudof Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmaggieperry
23:29
April 7, 2020
(Bonus Episode) Handling Depression, Social Anxiety, Contamination OCD, and Agoraphobia During the COVID-19 Pandemic w/ Jenna Sheftel, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. Dr. Sheftel is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Portland Anxiety Clinic, LLC. She is committed to integrating evidence-based models with the wisdom of person-focused care in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to meet the specific needs of each individual. Dr. Sheftel has experience working as a VA psychologist and expertise providing the gold standard in research based PTSD treatment, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE). Dr. Sheftel works with adolescents and adults in the office, community, and home-based settings. https://www.linkedin.com/in/drjennasheftel/ 0:45 The four main areas of increased activity Maggie and Jenna are seeing in their clinical practices during COVID-19: Depression, Social Anxiety, Contamination OCD, and Agoraphobia 1:30 Depression can be re-triggered by social isolation 3:30 Getting creative with behavioral activation techniques 7:00 Free apps you can download to stay active at home 13:45 Social anxiety, exposure therapy, and safety behaviors 20:00 Ideas for creatively triggering social anxiety and vulnerability while in isolation 38:00 One thing you can do every day to help you keep your momentum despite social distancing Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatyoureproudof
36:58
April 7, 2020
#5 Surrender to Having Thoughts, Not to Getting Sick - Real Therapy Session Part 2 of 4 w/ "Sophie"
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. Welcome to our second real therapy session episode featuring a real client who we will refer to as "Sophie".  This is part 2 of a 4 part series that will also feature Dr. Reid Wilson (Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center) as our expert consultant in helping "Sophie" deal with and overcome her anxiety and OCD. In this episode we discuss the difference between OCD and Anxiety, how biological vulnerabilities can play a part, helpful frameworks for dealing with these issues, the power of exposures and so much more! If you or anyone you know suffers from anxiety and/or OCD we think you will not only enjoy this episode but come away with multiple effective and actionable strategies for dealing with and thriving through these seemingly insurmountable obstacles. NOTE: All names, identifying characteristics, voices, details, etc have been changed to protect the identity of "Sophie" 3:55 Meaning of “sensitization” 6:15 Where Sophie’s rituals come from 9:00 Why Sophie sees her thoughts as “silly” 11:00 What it means for Sophie to live with no risk 11:45 How Sophie will challenge her OCD thinking 14:00 Surrendering to the idea of having thoughts, not of getting HIV 17:30 Feeling of being out of control 18:15 Challenging anxiety-driven behavior, not hygiene Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatyoureproudof
24:56
March 31, 2020
(Bonus Episode) Handling Coronavirus Anxiety + Worry w/ Jenna Sheftel, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. With everything going on in the world right now we felt sharing some simple and effective strategies for dealing with health anxiety and uncertainty around the Corona Virus (Covid-19) might be helpful. Dr. Sheftel is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Portland Anxiety Clinic, LLC. She is committed to integrating evidence-based models with the wisdom of person-focused care in the treatment of anxiety and related disorders. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to meet the specific needs of each individual. Dr. Sheftel has experience working as a VA psychologist and expertise providing the gold standard in research based PTSD treatment, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and Prolonged Exposure (PE). Dr. Sheftel works with adolescents and adults in the office, community, and home-based settings. https://www.linkedin.com/in/drjennasheftel/ 1:08 Worry vs. intrusive thoughts - what’s the difference? 4:01 Everybody worries, but not everybody has the same physiological response to worry 9:21  The link between health anxiety and compulsive behavior 13:45 Options for dealing with unwanted, intrusive thoughts 20:22 A powerful self-compassion exercise for times of crisis Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof
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March 23, 2020
#4 Identifying & Overcoming Compulsive Thoughts - Real Therapy Session Part 1 of 4 w/ "Sophie"
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you. Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared. Welcome to our first real therapy session episode featuring a real client who we will refer to as "Sophie".  This is part 1 of a 4 part series that will also feature Dr. Reid Wilson (Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center) as our expert consultant in helping "Sophie" deal with and overcome her anxiety and OCD.  In this episode we discuss the difference between OCD and Anxiety, how biological vulnerabilities can play a part, helpful frameworks for dealing with these issues, the power of exposures and so much more!  If you or anyone you know suffers from anxiety and/or OCD we think you will not only enjoy this episode but come away with multiple effective and actionable strategies for dealing with and thriving through these seemingly insurmountable obstacles. NOTE: All names, identifying characteristics, voices, details, etc have been changed to protect the identity of "Sophie" 0:45 Why Sophie sought psychotherapy 3:00 OCD vs anxiety 8:00 Sophie overcoming fears to seek therapy 9:30 OCD and anxiety disorders are biological vulnerabilities 10:45 The framework that has helped Sophie 14:30 Sophie’s process for overcoming OCD so far 15:45 How Sophie knows what’s active & what to do about it 17:45 Sophie’s experiencing dealing with OCD 21:00 Intensity of thoughts in OCD 22:30 Felt reasonable to do compulsions 26:15 Recognizing she is having anxious/OCD thoughts 27:30 How to do exposures & what drives her to do it 31:30 Exposures that help Sophie most Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatyoureproudof
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March 17, 2020
#3 What Does It Look Like to Be “Recovered” From Anxiety? w/ Dr Reid Wilson, Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Reid Wilson, Ph.D. (https://www.anxieties.com) is the Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Wilson has presented to audiences throughout the world on the treatment of anxiety disorders. His books are translated into nine languages: Stopping the Noise in Your Head: The New Way to Overcome Anxiety and Worry (HCI Books), Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks (Harper), and Facing Panic: Self-Help for People with Panic Attacks (ADAA). Dr. Wilson serves as the Expert for WebMD’s Anxiety and Panic Community. His free self-help website – www.anxieties.com – serves 500,000 visitors per year. Television appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Katie Show, Good Morning America, and CNN. He has served as psychologist in an episode of A&E’s Hoarders. In 2014 he was honored with the highest award given by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and he was presented the 2019 Service Award by the International OCD Foundation. 2:50 Why you can’t just meditate anxiety disorders away 5:17 The required belief change around what it means to feel anxious 6:45 Anxiety isn’t about any specific trigger, but the overriding intolerance of uncertainty 9:10 Viewing anxiety as an opportunity 17:00 The “big ask” of therapy: trusting the therapist, and the process 19:13 Successful treatment is all about handling the moments 21:37 Group therapy for anxiety 24:40 Functional goals vs. distress goals 25:30 What is “recovery”? What does it look like to be “recovered” from anxiety? 34:00 The role of resistance Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof
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March 2, 2020
#2 Finding Freedom From Your Anxious Mind w/ Dr. Martin Seif, Founder of Anxiety and Depression Foundation of America
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Dr. Martin Seif (https://drmartinseif.com/) is the founder of the Anxiety and Depression Foundation of America (https://adaa.org/), a foundation established in 1979 that advocates for and creates awareness of conditions and disorders related to anxiety and depression. Dr. Seif has created many innovative therapy techniques to combat and manage disorders such as panic disorders, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other specific phobias. As a lecturer at the American Psychological Association, The International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, and The Anxiety and Depression Association, Dr. Seif wears many hats and has touched the lives of many. Through "Freedom to Fly" (https://drmartinseif.com/fear-of-flying/), an airport-based program, Dr. Seif helped hundreds of individuals with fear of flying overcome their phobias and worked with more “fearful fliers” than any other clinician in the United States. Dr. Martin Seif holds many credentials, both personal and professional, and his additional work as an author and privately-practicing psychologist (licensed in both New York and Connecticut) is remarkable. 4:24 How you feel about the way you feel 5:56 Focusing too much on the cause of the anxiety only produces more anxiety 6:51 How to look at your anxiety from another angle 11:49 The harder you try to push the anxiety away, the harder it comes back 14:30 How copings skills relate to overcoming anxiety 15:35 Coping skills and how to overcome anxieties or phobias 17:17 Avoiding avoidance's 19:30 Every time you feel anxiety is a time to celebrate because it means another chance to practice coping skills. 26:36 Exposure especially may create feelings of self criticism. 33:21 Put my foot on their tush and push! 35:04 Takes courage to overcome anxiety disorders 39:33 Being proud of individuals who overcome their anxiety disorders. 41:43 The mind is a wonderful servant but a poor Master 42:17 Humor is a good sign of progress 42:32 A realistic way to look at recovery 45:45 Tolerable thoughts versus intolerable thoughts 47:14 Recovery doesn't feel exceptional. It feels ordinary Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof
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March 2, 2020
#1 Trying to Fight Anxiety Only Makes It Worse w/ Dr Sally Winston, Co-Founder of the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Institute of Maryland
**Looking for a safe place online to practice the mental health improving tips from this episode? Join our Weekly Altruism Club for FREE at https://www.Huddle.Care The Altrusim Club is like a book club where you can virtually reflect on your mental health with others!** Check out http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ for this week's TOP 8 Anxiety + OCD relieving strategies and to try our Guided Meditation for Anxiety + OCD Relief. Follow us on Instagram @TellMeWhatYoureProudOf (https://www.instagram.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof/) for more helpful Anxiety and OCD tips. Our goal is to show everyone that they are not alone, there is nothing wrong with them, and help guide them to a more peaceful and enjoyable way of life so if you feel any benefit from this episode please let us know by leaving an iTunes review, sharing this episode on social media and emailing a link to anyone you think would also find benefit here. Thank you.  Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor or therapist before attempting any strategies shared.  Dr. Winston is recognized regionally and nationally for her expertise in the treatment of anxiety disorders. After working at Sheppard Pratt Hospital for 17 years, she co-founded The Anxiety and Stress Disorders Institute of Maryland in 1992 (https://www.anxietyandstress.com).  She has served multiple roles including Chair of the Clinical Advisory Board of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and was honored with the first Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Award in 2011. She is co-author of What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Anxiety Disorders: Key Concepts, Insights and Interventions (Routledge, 2014) (https://www.amazon.com/Every-Therapist-Needs-Anxiety-Disorders/dp/B00ZT1RNGO). 1:12 How Dr. Sally Winston got interested in anxiety and OCD 4:30 How Dr. Claire Weekes treatment strategies became part of her practice through the 80’s and 90’s 6:10 How has the perception of anxiety changed over your career? 7:20 Where does the anxiety stigma come from? 8:40 If everyone has repetitive meaningless thoughts why do they cause some people to have anxiety? 11:00 Exposure and response prevention 14:45 How do you know if you are doing exposure therapy right? 19:58 What are you proud of? 21:44 Should I Ignore Or Process This Thought? 24:22 Anything that’s actually a problem is a problem 3 days later 25:45 Recovery Occurs When The Symptoms No Longer Matter. Not when they no longer occur. Connect with Dr Maggie Perry and TMWYPO: Visit the TMWYPO Website: http://TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com/ Follow TMWYPO on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TellMeWhatYoureProudOf  Follow Dr Maggie Perry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmaggieperry Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY4kQLJ55Upy3RxoZBWIp2w Like TMWYPO on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof
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March 2, 2020