Jon Hershfield Dispels Some Myths About Managing Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Can I just say, I am so excited to share this weeks episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit?   

In this weeks episode, I got to spend some time with my good friend, Jon Hershfield and he drops some REAL wisdom about some of the myths about managing Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and life in general.  He is a genius at breaking things down and making it fun along the way.

To prepare for this episode, I reached out to some trusted and respected Mental Health Professionals for input.    I asked if they could share some of the unskilled advice that some of their clients have received from their previous therapists or medical professionals.

Hop on over to the podcast to listen! 

You can listen to the episode on iTunes HERE

You can listen to the episode on Stitcher HERE

You can listen to the episode streaming HERE

During our podcast interview (which will also be on YouTube very soon), Jon addressed how some advice for...

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Two Powerful Words That Can Help You Manage Thoughts, Feelings & Sensations.

mindfulness podcast Mar 23, 2018

Thoughts.   They are often very wrong!   If we observe our thoughts, we will begin to notice how incorrect they are.

Feelings.   They too can lead us down a path of reaction and regret.  

Sensations.   These can be hard to manage, mostly because they are very uncomfortable and can make us feel out of control.  

In this week's podcast, I want to introduce you to TWO words that could change your experience of thoughts, feelings, and sensations, if you put them into practice enough.

Hop on over to the podcast to listen! 

You can listen to the episode on iTunes HERE

You can listen to the episode on Stitcher HERE

You can listen to Episode 41 streaming HERE


Before I share the TWO WORDS with you, I want to encourage you to first get used to observing what you are thinking, feeling and experiencing. 

 It could be emotions such as sadness, anger, fear, frustration, irritability etc.

 It could be...

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We Are The Lucky Ones! Interview with Stuart Ralph

 

Ep. 38: We are the Lucky Ones (Important Lessons Learned by Stuart Ralph) 

You can listen on iTunes HERE

You can listen on Stitcher HERE

You can listen streaming HERE

You guys, you are so appreciated by me! 

I can't wait to tell you about the most recent Podcast episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit!  

When it comes to interviewing people for Your Anxiety Toolkit podcast, I ADORE bringing on people I admire, who think outside the box and who are are leaders in our field of Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Depression and Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB'S),  Stuart Ralph definitely checks off ALL these criteria.  

Stuart Ralph is the host of The OCD Stories Podcast.  Check it out HERE.  It is such an amazing resource! 

In this podcast episode of Your Anxiety Toolkit, I asked Stuart to share with us some of what he has learned interviewing some of the most influential and inspiring psychotherapists and...

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Giving Yourself Permission To......

mindfulness Feb 23, 2018

So, recently I was speaking with a client about his severe anxiety and he attributed his anxiety to all the pressures in his life.  I asked, where is the pressure coming from? Is it Societal Expectations?  Is it from teachers? Bosses? Parents? Loved ones?

I am wondering if you immediately wondered if it was from him? You guessed right!  We often are the ones who put the most pressure on ourselves.   When we do this, it leads to increased anxiety and increased stress.  

The answer is in FIVE simple words.   

I GIVE MYSELF PERMISSION TO.....

Before we move on, let's first address one thing.   Even if the pressure is coming from an external source (boss, school, parents etc), we need to learn the skill of giving ourselves permission to drop the pressure.  Drop the expectations  Undo all the rules we place on ourselves to be “perfect”, pure, always good, always kind, always enough.  Always at peak...

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