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The Finding My Psych Podcast

Health & Wellness Podcasts

Explore the world of Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine, guided by your host, Jerod Killick, M.S., senior healthcare operations leader in mental health and addiction. Design your wellness journey through evidence-based clinical practice and research in psychology, fitness, and nutrition. Welcome to our community of support and self-discovery. Learn more at https://findingmypsych.com

Explore the world of Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine, guided by your host, Jerod Killick, M.S., senior healthcare operations leader in mental health and addiction. Design your wellness journey through evidence-based clinical practice and research in psychology, fitness, and nutrition. Welcome to our community of support and self-discovery. Learn more at https://findingmypsych.com

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Burnaby, BC

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Explore the world of Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine, guided by your host, Jerod Killick, M.S., senior healthcare operations leader in mental health and addiction. Design your wellness journey through evidence-based clinical practice and research in psychology, fitness, and nutrition. Welcome to our community of support and self-discovery. Learn more at https://findingmypsych.com

Language:

English


Episodes

Stimulants (Methamphetamines) - Horrors, Harms, & Care Options

11/5/2022
Methamphetamine is the most destructive non-pharmaceutical substance impacting every sector of society. It results in both violent and non-violent crime in every community it impacts. This is evidenced by the work done by the Montana Meth Project. In today's episode, we discuss the anecdotal increase in use on the streets in Vancouver, BC, and the increased presentations observed in the healthcare system.

Duration:00:30:01

How I Trained and Finished My First 42.2k - Liz Garrett, Vegan Marathoner

10/16/2022
Liz recently completed the Eversource Hardford Marathon on October 8th. Liz comes back on the show to describe her training strategy and approach to completing the marathon distance. For the plant-based curious, Liz also describes her approach to nutrition while training and on race day.

Duration:01:05:54

Gratitude - The Critical Step in Your Journey of Self-Discovery and Healing

10/7/2022
Our success is defined by those who helped get us here. As we develop into better individuals, parents, and professionals, it is critical that we take the time to acknowledge those who have made that development possible. The best expression comes in the form of gratitude for the individuals who cared enough to offer a helping hand, kind word, or advice, ultimately taking us to the next level in our journey and self-discovery.

Duration:00:25:32

My Husband's Recovery Journey and Our Commitment to Sobriety as a Family

10/1/2022
In today's episode, I reveal our commitment to recovery as a family of two. COVID provided a gift - Issues became magnified as they were impossible to conceal due to proximity. My husband has struggled over the years, a coping strategy discovered to be effective against the impacts of childhood trauma.

Duration:00:28:10

Orthorexia - The Lesser Known Eating Disorder Among Vegans

8/20/2022
Orthorexia, a lesser known eating disorder not yet approved by the American Psychiatric Association, is characterized as an obsession with eating, 'clean' food. Individuals typically categorize food in terms of, 'good vs. bad' and are often concerned with putting, 'poison' in their body, going to great lengths to control the food they eat and how it is prepared by others.

Duration:00:29:53

Weight Loss Without Exercise - Dr. Attia's Three Levers of Nutrition

8/6/2022
Frustrated with those extra pounds that hang on no matter how hard you workout? Let's face it, exercise alone rarely results in sustainable weight loss. In fact, if you want to lose weight, a surgical approach focusing on diet just might be the key.

Duration:00:32:54

Data is Making Us Anxious and Depressed (Thoughts & Recommendations)

7/16/2022
I love data. However, as someone who grew up as a member of the Gen-X generation, I have the advantage of remembering what it was like not to have a computer, cell phone, or wearable tracking your every move. While I obsess over the information coming at me, especially as a runner, I also recognize the darker side of data, especially as it relates to anxiety and mood.

Duration:00:38:16

Turning 50 - What I Have Learned and How I am Designing My Future

7/1/2022
Oh my God...where has the last 20, even 30 years gone? In today's episode, I review what turning 50 means to me, what feels different, and outline what I want the next few decades to look like. I also share my findings of what others say they have experienced entering the 5th decade of their life.

Duration:00:35:14

The Healing Power of the Cognitive Reframe (Fighting Our Propensity)

5/18/2022
A colleague at work recently remarked that I had a talent for keeping conversations positive (and therefore productive), even when meetings turned towards the negative. I thought, "Wow, do I have everyone fooled!" In reality, what goes on in my head, just like everyone else, is often in stark contrast to what I put out to the real world.

Duration:00:29:19

My Top Ten Tips For Runners In Their 40s and 50s

5/8/2022
Let's face it! From a fitness perspective, getting older, without the proper mindset and approach, is potentially disastrous. We are sore in places we never knew we could. Our energy level throughout the day is not what it was in our early adulthood. In short, maintaining fitness decade after decade, is nothing short of challenging.

Duration:00:43:28

An Introduction to Emotional Self-Regulation (Managing The Chaos)

4/17/2022
Today we provide a theoretical overview of emotional self-regulation. We review a series of approaches to help with the expression of emotions through dedication to emotional self-care planning, self-monitoring of emotional reactions to triggering environmental cues, and adherence to physical and emotional wellness.

Duration:00:30:44

Kickstart Your Wellness - Walking For Fitness and Tips For Motivation

4/9/2022
Walking is the best way to start and sustain your wellness journey. Whether you are attempting to lose weight, or improve your emotional wellbeing, walking is an accessible activity for anyone wanting to increase their level of physical activity. In today's episode we provide an overview of the benefits of walking and what you will need to get started. We also discuss tips to improve motivation, a skill set you will need to keep you going for years to come.

Duration:00:33:42

Strain vs Recovery - What I Learned After Using Whoop 4.0 This Month

2/26/2022
Are you thinking about getting the Whoop 4.0? Have you seen mixed reviews of the product and don't know where to land? I dove in and made the six month financial commitment to give the wearable a try. In today's episode, I share my experience and try to answer who the Whoop 4.0 is for. I break down what I love, and what leaves me 'almost' certain I will not renew once my commitment is finished.

Duration:00:31:06

What I Noticed Going Alcohol and THC Free After 50 Days

2/19/2022
Making the commitment to eliminate alcohol and THC products from your life is one you will never regret. On the first day of January this year, I made the commitment to stop drinking alcohol for 90 Days in an effort to improve anxiety and sleep. About three weeks later, I took the additional step to stop consuming THC edibles.

Duration:00:37:09

I Got COVID-19: My Perspective as a Healthcare Administrator

2/5/2022
In the middle of last week, I started feeling sick. By Thursday, I was wrapped in a blanket, sitting in front of my computer, working from home. What I worried about, even feared a year ago, had come true - I had COVID-19.

Duration:00:18:15

Liz Garrett on The Law of Attraction, Mel Robbins, and EFT Tapping

1/22/2022
We are so proud to have Liz Garrett, Author of, "My Best Life: Deliberately Creating the Life Of Your Dreams". In this deeply personal interview, Liz describes her discovery of the Law of Attraction and the principles that prompted a journey into self-discovery and transformation.

Duration:01:06:07

New Year’s Eve with Jerod & Johnny: Saying Goodbye To 2021

12/31/2021
This was supposed to be the year we left our medical grade masks, cheap slimy hand sanitizer, and disaster of a home office behind. In the end, we reflect on the fact that COVID-19 remains a reality along with its impact on our professional and personal lives. We are officially saying, "Goodbye" to 2021.

Duration:00:45:50

COVID-19 Depression: Observations and Management (My Journey)

12/18/2021
Each of us, whether you are a frontline healthcare professional or healthcare leader, is coping with the results of the ongoing pandemic in both adaptive and maladaptive ways. COVID-19 Depression is how we are now conceptualizing what we as individuals are experiencing and what we observe in others.

Duration:00:41:48

Addiction & Precontemplation - Screening and Basic Approaches To Care

12/4/2021
It is difficult to know what to do when someone is stuck in precontemplation. While we often blame the individual using substances for their persistent denial of the impact their use has on their life, we also find ourselves trapped in their apparent lack of commitment to change.

Duration:00:43:55

Psychodynamics and Psychoanalysis - Relevance in Health Psychology

11/27/2021
Freud's Psychoanalytic theory and the field of Health Psychology have one thing in common - Both approaches seek to help individuals, 'feel better'. We typically associated Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine within the context of cognition and behaviour.

Duration:00:39:05