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The Finding My Psych Podcast

Health & Wellness Podcasts

Take a deep dive into 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 practice and research in psychology, fitness, and nutrition. Welcome to our community of support and self-discovery. Learn more at https://findingmypsych.com

Take a deep dive into 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 practice and research in psychology, fitness, and nutrition. Welcome to our community of support and self-discovery. Learn more at https://findingmypsych.com

Location:

Burnaby, BC

Description:

Take a deep dive into 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 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

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

Five Disturbing Health Trends You Should Avoid

11/13/2021
Everyone is looking for a hack to wellness. In reality, the turtle wins the race when it comes to improved physical and emotional wellbeing. In today's episode, I review five dangerous health trends, many promoted on TikTok to youth.

Duration:00:28:32

You Asked, We Answer - Your Health Psychology Q&A

11/6/2021
Over the past three years, we received dozens of questions from our listeners. In this special episode, we sifted through the most relevant and interesting queries and answer each from a place of thoughtfulness and authenticity.

Duration:00:43:19

My Vegan Choice - Raising The Bar On The Vegan Community

10/31/2021
Living a vegan lifestyle is a journey, not an endpoint. I discuss my own circuitous path living as a vegan, the bumps along the way, and the lessons I have learned. My vegan choice started over a decade ago. Over the years, my adherence has not been perfect.

Duration:00:30:23

Controversial & Dangerous Treatments For Mental Illness - A Dark History

10/23/2021
Based on listener feedback, today, I review the dark history of treatments for mental illness. In my review, I highlight the most astonishing practices - Who knows how well intentioned these actors were. Nevertheless, treatments such as blood letting, insulin shock therapy, and lobotomy were anything but humane.

Duration:00:31:34

Grounding Exercises For Acute Anxiety (Trauma & Cognitive Psychology)

10/17/2021
A listener reached out inquiring about managing moments of acute anxiety and feeling overwhelmed at work. Today, we discuss the power of "Grounding," an approach that interrupts the mental and physiological response to anxiety.

Duration:00:35:52

You Are Evolving - Post-Covid Professional and Personal Growth Insights

9/25/2021
In today's episode, I walk through a series of insights on professional and personal growth as part of my Autumn period of self-reflection. I challenge the idea that our work and home life should be considered separate. I also consider the importance of being comfortable with who you are and your accomplishments as a part of emotional wellbeing.

Duration:00:35:28

Perfectionism is Ruining Your Life (Observations and Solutions)

9/25/2021
In a previous article on Finding My Psych, we explored the application of the Triple Column Technique on addressing perfectionism. Today, in this solo episode, I addressed my own experience with perfectionism and provide some suggestions for containment.

Duration:00:31:56

Promoting Hope Over Impending Doom - Light Your Own Way

8/14/2021
I review recent thoughts on the pervasive hopelessness invading our culture. After stumbling onto a recent reflection by Rich Roll, I couldn't help but be impacted by his persistent hope promoting approach found in his work as a content creator, athlete, and human being.

Duration:00:44:57

My Relationship With Alcohol - A Breakup Long Overdue

7/24/2021
In this solo episode today, I talk about the influence alcohol has had on my life. I am quick to state that I am not an alcoholic. I have no tragic story about how alcohol has destroyed my family or caused cancer. However, I do have a story about my relationship with alcohol and how it is easily the most subtractive activity that I participate in.

Duration:00:44:58

Amy Robertson - Hitting the Reset Button and Conversations on Dying

7/18/2021
We are honoured to have, Amy Robertson, MSc. OT, on the Finding My Psych Podcast today. Amy and I discuss her most recent decision to move back to the East Coast to be closer to family. We spend time talking about the power of hitting the reset button in life and excitement/anxiety that come along with taking strategic leaps.

Duration:01:09:03

Vegan Living: Stupid Things Vegans Say and How To Veganize Anything

7/3/2021
The evidence is clear - A plant-based vegan diet is protective against emerging disease and in some cases can reverse symptoms associated with heart disease, diabetes, etc. The Finding My Psych team is dedicated to promoting emotional wellness, preventative dietary habits, and physical fitness.

Duration:00:41:24

Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) - Definition and Application

6/15/2021
We are all familiar with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This potentially debilitating presentation is found in individuals that have suffered traumatic experiences, typically from external forces with significant power over the individual.

Duration:00:25:57

Defining Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine (Theory and Practice)

6/5/2021
In today's episode, we return to basics and provide a detailed framework for positive health outcomes through the lens of Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine. In the past, we have barely touched on the important contribution that behaviour has on physical and emotional wellbeing.

Duration:00:55:34

Thinking Fallacies - A Deeper Understanding of Cognitive Distortions

5/22/2021
In today's episode, we expand on work by Dr. David Burns as we explore common thinking fallacies we all, at one time or another, find ourselves using. In our previous three-part series on cognitive behavioural therapy skill building, we define frequently used distortions in every day thinking.

Duration:00:31:36

Older Runners, Common Injuries, and Injury Prevention (My Experience)

5/2/2021
In today's episode, I reflect on the pitfalls of running that become more probable as we age. As we move through our 40s, new problems appear. While our cardiovascular fitness remains strong with each decade, our body's ability to maintain the speed of our 20s quickly slips by.

Duration:00:27:53

Fitness Plan Reset & Fostering Resiliency In Our COVID19 Era

4/17/2021
In today's episode, I reflect on my own physical and emotional fitness setback. The COVID19 experience has whittled away at everyones health. While we find ourselves trying to survive each horrific news cycle describing the race to vaccinate before variants shove us back towards a hopeless scenario of having no vaccine at all, emotionally and physically, we have given up.

Duration:00:36:54

Behavioural Activation in Health Psychology - Back To Basics

2/20/2021
In today's episode, I bring us back to basics in a review of how behaviour impacts wellness. I share my personal experience several years ago when I went through a depressive episode - I realize now that activating adaptive behaviour would have helped in treating difficult to manage symptoms.

Duration:00:32:48

Revisiting The Spirituality - Psychology Connection (Wellness Benefits)

1/30/2021
In our previous episode, "Review of Netflix Series Surviving Death - Spirituality in Psychology," on the Finding My Psych Podcast, we believe that we missed an opportunity. In our excitement, it is clear that we glossed over the impact of spirituality on wellness.

Duration:00:34:15