Tyler Woods believes in a holistic approach to mental health care. That is because it does much more than just manage symptoms, it's an approach that emphasizes the interrelationship between mind, body, and spirit and can be any form of practice that is outside the realm of conventional western medicine. Holistic mental health and healing is an ongoing journey of discovery and ultimately is about living better, being healthier, and striving for wholeness and will offer great insight on this topic.
Every few years a new psychological term enters popular consciousness and is misused and misunderstood. This year’s term is “Narcissist.” It now seems that “Narcissist” is now a catch-all for anyone who’s wronged us. The term has been misused and overused so flagrantly that it’s now all but meaningless when it comes to labeling truly destructive tendencies. Join Dr Tyler Woods as she talks one of the biggest problem with becoming obsessed with the label “narcissist”. It distracts us from the real truth. People who have emotional issues are often the ones slinging narcissist around. If they make others look bad they can look good.
Join Tyler Woods Ph.D. as she talks about dysfunctional families. She explains how a family is dysfunctional if they regularly experience conflict, misbehavior, or abuse in a way that creates harm. The impacts of growing up in a dysfunctional family can be long-lasting. However, it doesn't have to determine your destiny and you can learn to heal. Join Dr. Woods as she talks about ways to heal from dysfunctional family and ways to empower yourself. She talks about using dysfunctional family to gain strength and become a better person for it.
Join Dr Tyler Woods as she talks about narcissists. She is very active in recovery with narcissistic people. She believes narcissists aren’t looking for friends or family rather they’re looking for obedient admirers. She explains that narcissists crave admiration and attention like a junkie crave their drug. Attention is their drug of choice. Narcissists need constant food for their ego, so they surround themselves with people who are willing to cater to their obsessive craving for affirmation. They become impatient or angry when they don't receive special treatment. Join Tyler as she talks about ways you can better cope with the narcissist and how you can better understand and protect yourself from them.
Join Dr Tyler Woods as she talks about a real new issues called Fear of Missing Out (FOMO). It is an anxiety over the idea that other people might be having fulfilling experiences without you. FOMO often originates in unhappiness and low self-esteem, anxiety disorder and higher levels of fear of missing out. The problem with FOMO is the individuals it impacts spend their time looking for others to give them happiness and joy rather than looking inward to get it. Dr. Woods shares her recent experience with it and how it helped introduce her to this new problem in today's world.
Join Tyler Woods as she talks long distance to author and healer Ne Wolf about Psychoneuroimmunology or Pni. PNI researchers study how your emotions and thoughts impact your brain, hormones, and nervous system and also your immune system's ability to protect you. It can also work the other way - changes in the immune and endocrine systems create changes in your nervous system which lead to changes in your emotions. Today they talk about PNI and depression.
Should people in recovery from alcohol or drugs use medical marijuana? For people in recovery, there is a big difference between needs vs. wants. For a person in a normal healthy state, there is no need to take a substance with mind-altering components… that would be considered a “want.” However, for people in recovery who have health issues, surgeries and even life threatening diseases, the use of cannabis becomes a big “need.” Join Tyler Woods today as she talks about medical marijuana compared with recreational marijuana, medical cannabis has higher levels of CBD and lower levels of THC, the ingredient in cannabis that produces euphoric effects. Learn why medical marijuana does not affect your sobriety.
Random acts of kindness and expressing gratitude can go a long way in improving your mental health. Science confirms that pro-social behaviors generate positive moods, particularly in people with anxiety or depression. By doing something nice for someone else, you’re also helping yourself at the same time. Join Dr Tyler Woods as she talks about kindness and how it can help you with depression , anxiety and other issues.
Dr Tyler Woods talks about holistic health both mental and physical with Ned Wolf, author of Nandia's Trilogy and natural healer, counsellor and medicinal dowser. This is part two as these two discuss natural healing.
Buddhism is becoming popular in western countries for a number of reasons and mental health providers around the world are now discovering to be both very advanced and effective. Western psychology adopts the attitude that the individual must be “helped”. Eastern psychology has a more holistic perspectives and recognizes that life is a universal process in which every individual is an essential part. Buddhist psychology invites the individual to decide first to seek change and help them through exploration of self. Join Tyler Woods as she explains more about Buddhist psychology and her personal journey into it.
We all know a pathological liar and we all want to try to confront these people and you can try to confront them in a gentle kind way however these type people have a way with making everyone see you the confronter as the crazy one. The key thing to remember is take care of you. The pathological liars is cunning and baffling and they have followers that will believe them. You must always remember to not take things personal. Meditation and other natural things can help you deal better with the illness of pathological liars.
Join Tyler Woods today as she talks about how mainstream psychology attempts to fix mental health problems with medication while holistic mental health attempts to cure them with diet, nutritional supplements and changes in lifestyle. The hallmark in the holistic mental health approach is that each person is treated according to their unique needs. Every situation is different from person to person, even when they share a common diagnosis. How your body responds and functions is different from everyone else. You can't be placed in a cookie cutter treatment approach and achieve optimal results.
Join Dr. Tyler Woods as she talks about emotions and how they can bridge our thoughts, feelings, and actions are there to let us know how things are going in our lives. When our emotions are positive and free flowing, meaning allowing emotions to be felt and expressed with out resistance then it raises the movement within the cells of our bodies and the cellular aspect of the body more fluid and freely flowing. When our emotions are negative, the cells in our body slow down and create a vacuum for illness and disease.
Life is messy. Life is a strange melody of events and emotions. Some are good, some are hurtful. We have no real control over it, but we do have control over how we react. The more we accept emotional pain as a natural part of our life, the more emotional freedom we come to find when we are faced with hurt and soon we learn to find peace in the hurt and we learn to live an even better life.
Taking responsibility is very tough because often times an abundance of shame comes with that. It’s easy to point the finger at others, it is tougher to point the finger back at ourselves. When we refuse to look at our own behaviors, we tend to cast them on others. Blame keeps us stuck in the same patterns. Tyler points out that when you blame others, you give up your power to change.
Do you have any difficult people in your life? People who easily hurt with words? They appear defensive so they put you on the defensive. Do you have to watch every word you say around certain people for fear you will set off some trigger in them that causes them to lash out in anger. When you don’t heal, you hurt, you hurt others. Listen and learn how to not let hurt people hurt you.
Part of a holistic approach to mental health is to look at how food effects our mood. Can nutrition affect your mental health? A growing research literature suggests the answer could be yes. Listen to today’s episode and learn.
It is important to understand that an accurate diagnosis is life-saving and many doctors often do not take enough time with patients to get to the root cause of their issues. Some people are extremely surprised that there are so many medical conditions that mimic depression. Many people on put on antidepressants for a medical condition because doctors did not take the time to run testing. Remember it takes 5 minutes to prescribe medication and 15 minutes to not prescribe medications.
It is now said that a micromanager is considered a bully. What is micromanaging and how do we deal with it? When a person decides to micromanage, there are prolonged and repeated hostile behaviors conducted by at least one person toward one or more individuals when they are unable to resolve their conflicts in non-hostile manners and can causing problems. It is indeed a big form of bullying. Learn how you can help yourself and if you cannot, be sure to check in with someone who helps business, organizations and individuals cope and deal with the micromanager.
Tyler Woods Phd examines what holistic mental health is. She talks about how it offers a drug free way to feel better. Holistic Mental Health looks beyond medications and helps the client connect with alternative mental health therapies like health, nutrition, spirituality, supplements, and can help change lifestyle habits to achieve optimal psychological functioning.