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The Hardcore Self Help podcast is a weekly podcast that answers YOUR questions about mental health WITHOUT the psychobabble BS. Released every Thursday morning, you will find information about everything from how to deal with anxiety and depression, to relationships, addiction, and LIFE in general. I talk to you just like I do in my books: like a friend. Life is hard enough to handle; you don’t need complicated jargon screwing it all up for you.

The Hardcore Self Help podcast is a weekly podcast that answers YOUR questions about mental health WITHOUT the psychobabble BS. Released every Thursday morning, you will find information about everything from how to deal with anxiety and depression, to relationships, addiction, and LIFE in general. I talk to you just like I do in my books: like a friend. Life is hard enough to handle; you don’t need complicated jargon screwing it all up for you.
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The Hardcore Self Help podcast is a weekly podcast that answers YOUR questions about mental health WITHOUT the psychobabble BS. Released every Thursday morning, you will find information about everything from how to deal with anxiety and depression, to relationships, addiction, and LIFE in general. I talk to you just like I do in my books: like a friend. Life is hard enough to handle; you don’t need complicated jargon screwing it all up for you.

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Episodes

Episode 171: Psilocybin Mushrooms for Mental Health with MycoMeditations

8/15/2019
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This is a special episode. I was approached by a company called MycoMeditations that wanted to sponsor the podcast. They actually were very persistent and approached me a few times about it because they were really interested in the opportunity to speak with you all. MycoMeditations is a company that hosts retreats in Jamaica that Continue Reading The post Episode 171: Psilocybin Mushrooms for Mental Health with MycoMeditations appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:01:15:28

Episode 170: Sexless Marriage, PTSD in Literature, Health Anxiety

8/8/2019
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Hello, friends! In this Q&A episode, I take three awesome questions that listeners sent in and try my best to give some helpful advice. These cover a range of topics including health anxiety, PTSD in literature, and coping with a sexless marriage. My husband and I have not had sex in 1.5 years. We have Continue Reading The post Episode 170: Sexless Marriage, PTSD in Literature, Health Anxiety appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:44:46

Episode 169: Mental Health and Spirituality with Dr. Anna Yusim

8/4/2019
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This is a really interesting interview with Dr. Anna Yusim, a psychiatrist who specializes in mental health and spirituality. We talk about Anna’s own journey towards spirituality as well as how spirituality can help create a deeper connection with yourself. We dive into the positives of taking a spiritual approach, when it might be dangerous Continue Reading The post Episode 169: Mental Health and Spirituality with Dr. Anna Yusim appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:54:48

Episode 168: My Counselor Died

7/25/2019
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Hey, everyone! This episode is missing some of the normal bells and whistles that you are used to. No intro music. No disclaimers or fancy editing. I am currently out of town and my remote desktop failed me, so I don’t have access to my normal episode template. In this episode, I take one really Continue Reading The post Episode 168: My Counselor Died appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:34:21

Episode 167: Posttraumatic Growth with Dr. Laura Copley

7/18/2019
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This is a fantastic interview with Dr. Laura Copley, a trauma specialist, who focuses on post-traumatic growth and resilience. We go through many important facts and misconceptions about trauma. We talk about the difference between resilience and post-traumatic growth. We even dive into a couple exercises that people currently contending with trauma reactions can use Continue Reading The post Episode 167: Posttraumatic Growth with Dr. Laura Copley appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:52:21

Episode 166: When to Move On, Pregnant with an Eating Disorder, How Long Therapy Takes

7/11/2019
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This is a question and answer episode that I outlined during jury duty this week. Spending hours locked in a room with other potential jurors sure does wonders for your productivity. I’m thinking of scheduling a jury duty session in each week! KICK ANXIETY’S ASS Just before we get into the questions, I wanted to Continue Reading The post Episode 166: When to Move On, Pregnant with an Eating Disorder, How Long Therapy Takes appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:43:49

Episode 165: Letting Go of Shame with Dr. Suvrat Bhargave

7/4/2019
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This is a really nice interview with psychiatrist Dr. Suvrat Bhargave. We talk about lessons that he has learned in his practice including how to let go of shame and why you don’t need to hit rock bottom to have important moments of insight. He is very personable and cares about meeting people where they Continue Reading The post Episode 165: Letting Go of Shame with Dr. Suvrat Bhargave appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:59:22

Episode 164: Boundaries vs Manipulation, Moving with Mental Illness, Helping Family Understand

6/27/2019
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Hey, all! On the last episode, I had my wife on to answer your relationship communications. We got SO many awesome questions that I wanted to tackle some more on the podcast today. This is a solo Q&A episode and I take questions directly from the private Hardcore Self Help Facebook group. If you aren’t Continue Reading The post Episode 164: Boundaries vs Manipulation, Moving with Mental Illness, Helping Family Understand appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:47:45

Episode 163: Duff the Wife and I Talk About Communication

6/20/2019
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In this episode, I have my beautiful wife Joelle back on the podcast. We take a few minutes to update you on our crazy life and then discuss some listener questions that mainly focus on communication in relationships. Enjoy! Updates! We opened up with a general life update and how we are adjusting things to Continue Reading The post Episode 163: Duff the Wife and I Talk About Communication appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:56:52

Episode 162: Depersonalization, Family Communication, Planning with ADHD

6/13/2019
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Hello, friends! It’s very very hot over here this week, but I still decided to lock myself in my office without a fan and record this Q&A episode! There are three really great (and different) questions that listeners sent in, and I try my best to give some helpful advice. My question is around a Continue Reading The post Episode 162: Depersonalization, Family Communication, Planning with ADHD appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:59:47

Episode 161: The Reality of Being a Therapist with Quinn Gee

6/6/2019
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This week, I have the amazing Quinn Gee of Magnolia Mental Health back on the show again. She is a “unicorn” in the mental health field. As a black, gay, female therapist, there are many people out there who really benefit from her perspective. She’s also really good at her job. As such, she is Continue Reading The post Episode 161: The Reality of Being a Therapist with Quinn Gee appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:01:03:35

Episode 160: Erectile Dysfunction, Internet Exhibitionism, Strong Emotions

5/30/2019
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Hello, friends! In this episode, I answer three awesome listener questions about some very interesting topics. For those of you that are super sensitive about the topic, the first couple questions involve sex and sexuality, so be aware! Just a quick reminder that if you like the episode today, please do share a screenshot on Continue Reading The post Episode 160: Erectile Dysfunction, Internet Exhibitionism, Strong Emotions appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:53:00

Episode 159: How Your Brain ACTUALLY Learns with Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath

5/23/2019
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This episode is an awesome conversation that I had with educational neuroscientist Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath. We talk about common misconceptions about the brain, how it actually works, and what that means for learning information or trying to teach other people information in effective ways. He has a new book called “Stop Talking, Start Influencing: Continue Reading The post Episode 159: How Your Brain ACTUALLY Learns with Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:01:15:41

Episode 158: Improving Self-Concept, Going Back to Work, Abandoned by Therapist

5/16/2019
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Hello, friends! We have a nice question and answer session for you today. Please be forewarned that one of the questions mentions the topic of suicide, so if you are particularly vulnerable to that topic, feel free to skip question #2. Before we get into the questions, just a quick update on my dementia book Continue Reading The post Episode 158: Improving Self-Concept, Going Back to Work, Abandoned by Therapist appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:52:53

Episode 157: Unfu*k Yourself with Gary Bishop

5/9/2019
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Hello, friends! This episode features an interview with the author Gary John Bishop. He wrote the best seller Unfu*k Yourself and juuuust released a new book called Stop Doing That Sh*t. We had a great conversation about what people can do to start moving forward with their lives and we even dive into the personal Continue Reading The post Episode 157: Unfu*k Yourself with Gary Bishop appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:01:10:01

Episode 156: Drug-Induced Psychosis, Distance Jealousy, Dealing with Loneliness

5/2/2019
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This episode is a straightforward question and answer episode. Not too much preamble in this episode, just straight to the nitty gritty. As always, if you’d like to learn more about me and what I do, check out http://duffthepsych.com/starthere Book Giveaway! Before we get into the questions, just a quick reminder. If you want to win Continue Reading The post Episode 156: Drug-Induced Psychosis, Distance Jealousy, Dealing with Loneliness appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:43:49

Episode 155: Jonah on Electroconvulsive Therapy for Depression

4/25/2019
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This is a super interesting interview with Jonah, who was kind enough to get very personal in discussing his experiences with Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). ECT is a safe, but sensationalized, treatment for depression that does not respond to typical treatments such as medication and therapy. Jonah is also a transgender man who happens to be Continue Reading The post Episode 155: Jonah on Electroconvulsive Therapy for Depression appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:01:06:52

Episode 154: Emotional Cheating, Hypomania, Boundaries in Supporting, Mood Disorder

4/18/2019
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This is a special Q&A episode in which I pull questions directly from the private Hardcore Self Help Facebook group. If you aren’t yet a member, request access at http://facebook.com/groups/hardcoreselfhelp I took four questions from the group that cover a wide variety of topics. I think you’ll really enjoy this one. Today’s episode is a Continue Reading The post Episode 154: Emotional Cheating, Hypomania, Boundaries in Supporting, Mood Disorder appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:50:25

Episode 153: A Guided Relaxation About Letting Go

4/11/2019
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I think that a lot of you need to hear this episode. It’s simply me talking with you a bit about the topic of letting go, especially of things that you don’t have control over, and then guiding you through a forest visualization to help you relax. No ads or interruptions in this episode. Just Continue Reading The post Episode 153: A Guided Relaxation About Letting Go appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:00:42:22

Episode 152: Managing Toxic Family with Dr. Sherrie Campbell

3/28/2019
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Today’s episode is an interview that I did with Dr. Sherrie Campbell. Her specialty is helping people recognize toxic family members and work to productively cut ties with them and thrive in the aftermath. We get into some really interesting content including how to recognize when a family member is toxic and Dr. Campbell’s deeply Continue Reading The post Episode 152: Managing Toxic Family with Dr. Sherrie Campbell appeared first on Duff The Psych.

Duration:01:05:13