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: hi@TellMeWhatYoureProudOf.com

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#21 You Can’t Fail at Therapy - Real Therapy Session Part 2 of 4 w/ "Jim"
**All podcast listeners receive a free month of online group therapy by going to Huddle.Care.** 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 **All podcast listeners receive a free month of online group therapy by going to Huddle.Care.**
33:47
August 5, 2020
#20 Can Getting Well Take Away Your Competitive Edge? - Real Therapy Session Part 1 of 4 w/ "Jim"
All podcast listeners enjoy a FREE Month of Online Group Therapy by going to Huddle.care 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 All podcast listeners enjoy a FREE Month of Online Group Therapy by going to Huddle.care
36:26
July 22, 2020
#19 Swimming Against the Current Mood - Real Therapy Session Part 4 of 4 w/ "Nicole"
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 All podcast listeners enjoy a FREE Month of Online Group Therapy by going to Huddle.care
22:53
July 15, 2020
#18 Inviting Curiosity to Your Darkest Thoughts - Real Therapy Session Part 3 of 4 w/ Dr. Christina Pascarzi, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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 All podcast listeners enjoy a FREE Month of Online Group Therapy by going to Huddle.care
27:39
July 8, 2020
#17 Managing Anxieties and Mood States - Real Therapy Session Part 2 of 4 w/ "Nicole"
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"
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 All podcast listeners enjoy a FREE Month of Online Group Therapy by going to Huddle.care
29:13
June 24, 2020
#15 Relationship OCD in the Time of COVID-19 - Real Therapy Session Part 4 of 4 w/ "Stephanie"
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 All podcast listeners enjoy a FREE Month of Online Group Therapy by going to Huddle.care
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"
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 All podcast listeners enjoy a FREE Month of Online Group Therapy by going to Huddle.care
24:11
June 9, 2020
#13 OCD in the Time of Coronavirus - Real Therapy Session Part 2 of 4 w/ "Stephanie"
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 All podcast listeners enjoy a FREE Month of Online Group Therapy by going to Huddle.care
32:39
June 2, 2020
#12 Go Towards the Uncertainty - Real Therapy Session Part 1 of 4 w/ "Stephanie"
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 All podcast listeners enjoy a FREE Month of Online Group Therapy by going to Huddle.care for a free consultation.
33:17
May 26, 2020
#11 Navigating the New Normal With OCD - Real Therapy Session Part 4 of 4 w/ "Liz"
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 All podcast listeners receive a FREE Month of Online Group Therapy by going to Huddle.care.
33:30
May 19, 2020
#10 Overcoming Perfectionism Paralysis w/ Dr. Michelle Witkin, Psychologist - Real Therapy Session Part 3 of 4 w/ "Liz"
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 All podcast listeners receive a FREE Month of Online Group Therapy by going to Huddle.care.
29:47
May 12, 2020
#9 The Magic of Metaphors - Real Therapy Session Part 2 of 4 w/ "Liz"
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 All podcast listeners receive a FREE Month of Online Group Therapy by going to Huddle.care.
28:45
May 5, 2020
#8 Every OCD Episode Is an Opportunity - Real Therapy Session Part 1 of 4 w/ "Liz"
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 All podcast listeners receive a FREE Month of Online Group Therapy by going to Huddle.care.
27:35
April 28, 2020
#7 Life Is a Work in Progress - Real Therapy Session Part 4 of 4 w/ "Sophie"
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! 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. 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 All podcast listeners receive a FREE Month of Online Group Therapy by going to Huddle.care.
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"
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  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 All podcast listeners receive a FREE Month of Online Group Therapy by going to Huddle.care.
35:07
April 14, 2020
(Bonus Episode) Moderating Anxiety in Times of Crisis w/ Rick Barber, Coronavirus Reddit Moderator
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 All podcast listeners receive a FREE Month of Online Group Therapy by going to Huddle.care.
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
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 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.
36:57
April 7, 2020
#5 Surrender to Having Thoughts, Not to Getting Sick - Real Therapy Session Part 2 of 4 w/ "Sophie"
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 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.
24:56
March 31, 2020
(Bonus Episode) Handling Coronavirus Anxiety + Worry w/ Jenna Sheftel, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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 Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatyoureproudof 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.
24:14
March 23, 2020
#4 Identifying & Overcoming Compulsive Thoughts - Real Therapy Session Part 1 of 4 w/ "Sophie"
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 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.
32:01
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
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 All podcast listeners receive a FREE Month of Online Group Therapy by going to Huddle.care.
39:04
March 2, 2020
#2 Finding Freedom From Your Anxious Mind w/ Dr. Martin Seif, Founder of Anxiety and Depression Foundation of America
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 Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof 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.
50:01
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
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 Follow TMWYPO on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tellmewhatyoureproudof 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.
28:58
March 2, 2020