Managing Anxiety Related To Sleep

anxiety sleep Jun 21, 2019

Do you have trouble Managing Sleep Anxiety?  If so, this podcast episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit is for you!

Experiencing significant anxiety around the time they go to bed and while they are asleep is a common theme among my clients.  They may report rumination and racing thoughts while they are trying to fall asleep, difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep, or waking up in a panic.

In this episode, we are talking specifically about managing sleep anxiety and not about the medical components of sleep disturbances (ex. sleep apnea, narcolepsy, etc.).

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According to the National Institutes of Health, over 40 million Americans suffer from a sleep disorder.  Furthermore, 50% of people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) have a sleep disorder. I was shocked...

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Chris Trondsen talks about Rebuilding Life After OCD

What does life look like after treatment for OCD?  If you have ever asked yourself this question, this podcast episode is for you!

Many of my clients and members of the CBT School community have asked for more episodes about the emotional side of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Depression, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB’s), and Anxiety.  In this episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit Podcast, we talk all about the common emotions involved in the recovery process and what life is like after struggling mental illness.

Christopher Trondsen, an OCD advocate and sufferer, joins us to talk about Rebuilding Life After OCD.  In this episode, Chris discusses how confused he was as a child and how he was called a “difficult child.”  He also talks about being wrongly diagnosed with other mental illnesses, which led to him isolating himself and then surviving a suicide attempt. Chris Tronsden delves into the emotions he felt after the suicide...

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Paul Gilbert Talks All Things Self-Compassion

If you have been wanting to start a self-compassion practice, this episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit Podcast will blow your mind!  We address everything that you need to know about self-compassion.  When I say we, I am referring to myself and Paul Gilbert. You heard that right!  Professor of Clinical Psychology at University of Derby and Consultant Clinical Psychologist Paul Gilbert joins us today. I consider Paul Gilbert to be a Shame and Self-Compassion “Guru.”

Shame is something that we all experience and is very difficult when it comes to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Specific Phobias, and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB’s) such as Dermatillomania (compulsive skin picking) and Trichotillomania (hair pulling).  Paul talks about how to apply self-compassion in our everyday living and shares profound insight and understanding of the human brain.  We have talked about...

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Evelyn Tribole talks Intuitive Eating

This episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit podcast is incredibly special and very dear to my heart.  The amazing Evelyn Tribole, author of Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works, joins us for this episode.  Yes, you heard that right!  This episode is geared towards giving you all some direction with food and body, especially if you struggle with immense fear surrounding food. 

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I have shared with you my own personal struggle with an eating disorder in a recent podcast episode.  The disorder destroyed me.  I had so much fear, dread, panic, obsessions, and compulsions around fear and exercise.  To give you a bit of context as to why this episode is important to me, Evelyn’s book Intuitive Eating pretty much...

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Returning to Three Mindfulness Basics for Anxiety and Depression

Do you ever feel like it is time to return to the basics?  There are so many “tools” and strategies to practice that help you manage your emotions, obsessions, compulsions, and anxiety, which can feel overwhelming at times. You might feel like you need to simplify your mental health practices so that you only have a few things to focus on. If you have been feeling like this, you are not alone. 

Very recently, I realized that it was time for me to return back to some mindfulness basics and review the tools that were so helpful to me a while ago.  That is what this episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit is all about: 3 mindfulness basics for depression and anxiety that are very important to return to over and over again.  In my opinion, they are the most basic and important three and are so helpful when you are dealing with depression, anxiety, grief, stress, and life events.

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Dr. Jed Siev talks Religious (scrupulosity) and Moral Obsessions

In this episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit Podcast, I was honored to talk with Dr. Jed Siev about Religious and Moral Obsessions. Dr. Jed Siev specializes in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Swarthmore College.  He specializes in religious and moral obsessions in particular, which are extremely common among those suffering from OCD.  I’m so excited to share this episode with you!

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Via my Instagram (@kimberleyquinlan), I was able to take some questions from followers for this episode that I asked Dr. Jed Siev.  He brought skill, compassion, and research into the conversation in such a beautiful way.

Some of the questions that were discussed in the interview, with answers by Dr....

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Shawnté Johnson Talks About Life After OCD

I’m so thrilled to talk about life after Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in this episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit Podcast.  You will LOVE this interview if you want to really visualize what recovery looks like.

What does it look like on the other side of recovery?  I frequently get asked questions by my clients and social media followers about recovery for OCD and anxiety.  They ask what “recovery” means, what it looks like, and how they can get there.  Understanding recovery is an incredibly important part of taking those first steps towards fear. 

In this episode, Shawnté Johnson—a wonderful OCD advocate and blogger—joins us to talk so beautifully about her recovery journey from OCD and anxiety.  She not only shares about her life after recovery, but talks about life before and during treatment.  What I love about Shawnté is that she not only talks the talk about recovery, but walks the walk...

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Catherine DeMonte, LMFT, Talks About Leading with Love vs. Fear

I am so thrilled to share this episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit Podcast with you, as we have someone who is very special to me: Catherine DeMonte, LMFT.

Catherine DeMonte, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, runs a group called an Abundance Group that I was so honored to join over a year ago.  Catherine inspired me deeply and provided me with some of the tools that I needed to motivate me to create CBTschool.com.  You heard me correctly!  Catherine was one of the people who joined me on this journey of creating and launching CBTSchool.  She was by my side as I cultivated the seed that has led me on this incredible mission with you all.  I am forever grateful for this!

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One of the most important lesson that I learned in Catherine DeMonte’s abundant...

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Michelle Massi, LMFT, Talks All Things Social Anxiety

Uncategorized Feb 25, 2019

We are thrilled to share with you an episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit Podcast that focuses entirely on managing Social Anxiety.  There have been so many requests and suggestions about this.  I’m also very excited to share with you the wonderful Michelle Massi (formally Michelle Otelsberg).

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As a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), Michelle Massi specializes in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Anxiety.  Michelle has a private practice in Westwood and Encino (both in Los Angeles), and works at the UCLA Adult OCD Intensive Outpatient Program.  Michelle does individual therapy, as well as group therapy, and has much experience treating OCD, Panic Disorder, TICS, Social Anxiety, Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior’s...

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The Flow (Yin and Yang) of Recovery

This episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit Podcast is all about Recovery!  I know, I know.  This topic can be controversial, especially when discussing recovery for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB's).

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There are often big differences of opinion regarding what is considered “recovery” and achieving it depends largely on how you define recovery.

We talk all about recovery, and specifically what I like to call “The FLOW of Recovery," in this podcast episode.  It is immensely helpful for you to find your own Flow of Recovery, no matter how you define recovery, as this will help with the speed and ease of your recovery.  For those with OCD and Anxiety, I have seen the FLOW...

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