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Anxiety Book Club

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Learn about mental health and anxiety through books and laughs! Every month, we interview an author and bring you that conversation!

Learn about mental health and anxiety through books and laughs! Every month, we interview an author and bring you that conversation!

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FT LAUDERDALE, FL

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Learn about mental health and anxiety through books and laughs! Every month, we interview an author and bring you that conversation!

Language:

English

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Episodes

Episode 22 - Bringing Compassion to Our Anxiety

6/30/2021
In this episode, I speak with Dr. Dennis Tirch, a compassion focused clinical therapist and all around mensch, who has managed to bring an enormous amount of kindness and caring attention to the world of anxiety treatment and exposure and response prevention. Through years of clinical practice, he manages to marry eastern and western psychology to treat patients in a way that focuses on helping them activate their in-born compassion systems. This episode is an absolute gem; please listen and...

Duration:00:59:34

Episode 21 - Acronyms That Soothe Minds

5/26/2021
Welcome to Episode 21! In this episode, we explore three different acronyms and practices, DARE, DEAF, and RAIN, which can really help upset minds during a difficult experience. Warning: this is a very practical episode! RAIN PDFRAIN meditations and resourcesDARE BookSally Winston's book, includes DEAF

Duration:01:00:56

Episode 20 - Who was William James?

4/24/2021
In this episode, my guest Dr. John Shook helps us get acquainted with one of the leading figures in psychology and philosophy in the 20th century, William James. We talk about emotions, the brain and pragmatism. You can find Dr. Shook on Youtube by searching for "John Shook Humanism" or contact him via email at jshook@pragmatism.org. The book can be found on Amazon, here.

Duration:00:57:16

Episode 19 - Good Morning, I Love You

3/26/2021
Apparently, compassion and self-compassion are important parts of a mindful way of living. It's not just your attention that counts, but the quality of that attention. Is your focus like a deadly sniper? Or a loving teddy bear? Some strange combination of both? In this episode, Shauna Shapiro, PhD helps us understand how the two are connected, and how she was able to cultivate both in her own life. We discuss the effects of mindfulness on physical and emotional pain, what it means to be...

Duration:02:10:49

Episode 18 - Needing To Know For Sure

2/21/2021
Do you have a sticky mind? Like the floor of a movie theatre? Like your sourdough ball before it has time to rise? In this episode of the Anxiety Book Club, we have a conversation with Dr. Sally Winston, where we dive deeply into issues of reassurance seeking and compulsive checking, both difficult symptoms of an anxious or obsessive mind. Specifically, we talk about the treatment of OCD -- specifically in those who seek reassurance in unproductive ways, and who suffer as a result of not...

Duration:01:26:04

Episode 17 - Why Buddhism is True

2/1/2021
Are our feelings true? Are they reliable? Does honoring them lead us to pleasure or pain? Or is it more complicated than that? In this episode of the Anxiety Book Club, I am joined by fan of the podcast and longtime friend Nigel Tu, to discuss Robert Wright's incredible Why Buddhism is True, a candid and scientifically compelling account of the psychological mechanisms and benefits of following the mindful path. I REALLY like this book, and I'm not sure the episode truly does it justice, so...

Duration:00:50:25

Episode 16 - The Problem with Perfect

12/16/2020
Are your standards “high beyond reach or reason”? Well, you may be suffering from perfectionism. In some areas of my life, I have paid an enormous cost because of my inability to see what is plainly good enough. I hope that in today’s conversation with Dr. Martin Antony about his book, When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough, you will find some entertainment and perhaps also something helpful if you struggle with this affliction. Antony's newest book.

Duration:00:55:55

The Curse of the Self with Dr. Mark Leary

11/15/2020
Ever wondered what makes us uniquely human, and why it sucks so much? Dr. Mark Leary, professor emeritus of psychology from Duke University, explains the evolutionary history of human being's ability to worry, regret and generally understand themselves in the third person. The Book Mark at Duke Mark's Blog at Psychology Today Character & Context Magazine

Duration:03:13:56

Episode 14 - Talking about bodies with Rebecca Hill

10/19/2020
"Fat", "Overweight", "Living in a larger body". What are these terms and what do they have to do with your health? This conversation with Rebecca Hill, PsyD grad student at Nova Southeastern, follows on from last month's episode with Christy Harrison. We discuss her soon to be published research manual (fingers crossed) about how medical professionals should engage people at all weights and sizes. Rebecca's instagram: https://www.instagram.com/embodied_re/?hl=en Her clinic/lab at Nova:...

Duration:00:53:45

Episode 13 - Anti Diet with Christy Harrison

9/5/2020
Listen to us discuss diets and why they are bad. The book: https://www.amazon.com/Anti-Diet-Reclaim-Well-Being-Happiness-Intuitive/dp/0316420352 Christy's website: https://christyharrison.com/

Duration:00:57:18

Episode 12 - Getting Real with Dr. Susan Campbell

8/1/2020
Join me in a conversation with Dr. Susan Campbell, psychologist, relationship coach and author of this month’s books — Getting Real and Five Minute Relationship Repair. We talk about how to be authentic in our relation to ourselves and others through thoughtful, heartfelt speech that prioritizes our needs and helps us successfully navigate distressing situations with our friends, family and significant others. Find out more about Dr. Campbell at her website

Duration:00:56:27

Episode 11 - The Craving Mind with Dr. Judson Brewer

7/4/2020
Join me and Dr. Jud as we explore the science behind mindfulness and how we can leverage it to intervene in the carrying out of bad habits in our own lives, learning from his research in treating smoking, cocaine use, anxiety and other addictions. Find out more about Dr. Jud at his website or the book, The Craving Mind.

Duration:02:47:19

Episode 10: The Happiness Trap, Part 1

5/31/2020
Listen to me talk about The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris, a book about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. The book: https://amzn.to/3dquaHq.

Duration:00:32:43

Episode 9 - What is mindfulness? A conversation with Eowyn Ahlstrom

5/2/2020
A conversation on mindfulness, meditation and much more with Eowyn Ahlstrom, M.Ed., Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor and assistant director for community and online programs at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University. Learn about the basics, and some of the nitty gritty, too! Eowyn's Website Mindfulness at Brown University

Duration:01:02:49

Episode 8 - Ending the Insomnia Struggle with Colleen Ehrnstrom

4/18/2020
Episode 8 - A conversation on insomnia with Colleen Ehrnstrom, PhD. Break free from the struggle of insomnia with a CBT/ACT therapist with a terrific workbook on the subject, End the Insomnia Struggle. The book Colleen's Practice Other links mentioned: Colleen Carney, Mindfulness-Based Therapy for Insomnia

Duration:00:51:56

Episode 7 - A Personal Journey Through Psychology Graduate School with Rebecca Hill

3/15/2020
Listen to my chat with Rebecca Hill, a clinical psychology graduate student at Nova Southeastern University. Books: Upwards Upside, Learned Optimism, Flourish Instagram: RachelTuchman, evelyntribole

Duration:00:50:34

Episode 6 - When Food is Comfort, Julie Simon

2/29/2020
Learn essential skills for self compassion, introspection, and nurturing! Shed the shame of overeating and learn to connect with yourself. Julie Simon helps us understand the disconnect that many emotional eaters feel, and how to provide comfort for ourselves without food. When Food is Comfort The Emotional Eater's Repair Manual Julie's website

Duration:02:50:58

Stopping the Noise in Your Head - Reid Wilson

1/26/2020
Listen to my talk with Dr. Reid Wilson, author and licensed psychologist who directs the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Chapel Hill and Durham, NC. He wrote this month's book, Stopping the Noise in Your Head, The New Way to Overcome Anxiety and Worry. Available on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/37uUYTO. Thanks!

Duration:00:56:50

Is Fred in the Refrigerator with Shala Nicely

12/15/2019
In episode 4, I interview Shala Nicely about OCD. Is Fred in the Refrigerator?: https://amzn.to/2qUx7gk Stopping the Noise in Your Head: https://amzn.to/2YLtci7 The gift and power of courage: https://bit.ly/2Pl83Z4 Make stress your friend: https://bit.ly/2RQLwFo Tips to Help you Share Your Mental Illness, https://bit.ly/2LVpu0c A new understanding of mental illness: https://bit.ly/36vBEos Adversity to advocacy: http://a2aalliance.org/

Duration:01:09:26

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life

11/16/2019
Episode 3! Special guest and author Steven Hayes! We discuss the ACT paradigm for working with anxiety. • This month’s book, Get Out of Your Mind, and Into Your Life: https://amzn.to/33UsXDo. • Dr. Hayes’ newest book, A Liberated Mind: https://amzn.to/33OWLRL, • Finding an ACT therapist: https://bit.ly/2QpbbnN. • Online ACT group: https://bit.ly/2Qqqpsw • Here comes a thought song: https://bit.ly/33XJ9ni

Duration:01:21:44