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Therapy in a Nutshell

Therapy in a Nutshell -Emma McAdam

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Welcome to my Passion Project! I’m Emma McAdam, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and my mission is to make mental health resources more easy to access. I take therapy skills and psychological research and condense them down into bite sized nuggets of help. I’m here to spread the message that while mental illness is real, it’s common, it’s debilitating, it’s also treatable. There are dozens of research backed approaches to treating depression, anxiety, and other mental illness. Change ...
 
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Learn more or connect with Dr. Lindsey Tubaugh here: https://soundimmunity.podia.com/ https://littleheroeshearingclinic.com/about-us/ Looking for affordable online counseling? My sponsor, BetterHelp, connects you to a licensed professional from the comfort of your own home. Try it now for 10% off your first month: https://betterhelp.com/therapyinan…
 
Access all my courses and live Q and A's here: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com/mental-health-course Get an awesome shirt that supports kids who need therapy here: https://www.youplusmountains.com/shop The other day in my Live Q and A for my members, I was asked “How can I get regulated again after getting dysregulated?” What I assume that th…
 
Dr. Nikki Dinezza: https://www.youtube.com/c/triangleholisticguthealth https://www.instagram.com/gut.microbiome.queen/# https://ibsfreedompodcast.buzzsprout.com/ Looking for affordable online counseling? My sponsor, BetterHelp, connects you to a licensed professional from the comfort of your own home. Try it now for 10% off your first month: https:…
 
Get the free guide to this episode: reframe black and white thinking guide Looking for affordable online counseling? My sponsor, BetterHelp, connects you to a licensed professional from the comfort of your own home. Try it now for 10% off your first month: https://betterhelp.com/therapyinanuts... Learn more in one of my in-depth mental health cours…
 
Your gut health directly impacts your mental health. From nutrient absorption that impacts the physical building blocks of the brain, to inflammation which can lead cytokines to damage the brain, to your microbiome which impacts your physical and mental health, your gut health is actually a huge contributing factor to your mental health. So in this…
 
So, you’re having a panic attack? If you’re right in the middle of a panic attack, this video is for you. For many people, a panic attack feels like a lot of intense physical symptoms. Maybe your heart is pounding, you feel faint or tingly, you’re afraid that you’re going to pass out or have a heart attack. In this video we’ll walk you through how …
 
FREE habit tracker: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com/pl/2147583979 Online Courses: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com/?utm_medium=YTDescription&utm_source=Podcast Why would I think a vitamin could improve mental health?The short answer- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dqXHHCc5lA James Clear's Blog: https://jamesclear.com/marginal-gains T…
 
Looking for affordable online counseling? My sponsor, BetterHelp, connects you to a licensed professional from the comfort of your own home. Try it now for 10% off your first month: https://betterhelp.com/therapyinanutshell Check out Amber's channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT8PE1v0xFR9zLXOijxM6hg Alcohol use changes your brain chemis…
 
If one of your family members has a mental illness, does that mean you’re more likely to have it too? Can you inherit a mental illness from a parent? If your mom has, let’s say, social anxiety disorder, and you do too, does that mean that she passed it down genetically or that because she didn’t take you out much, and you watched her being nervous …
 
Auditory sensitivity can occur on a spectrum, where hyperacuity may be on the more severe end of the spectrum, and a dislike of loud noises can be on the less severe side of the spectrum. Auditory sensitivity can also be associated with sensory differences with autism, and it can stand alone- it can just be that you have really sensitive ears. Than…
 
The idea of repressed memories goes all the way back to Freud, through the 90’s when therapists accidentally implanted people with false memories, through the courtrooms, and into today where the idea of repressed memories is still popular among lay people and controversial among therapists and researchers. So today you’ll learn three skills for be…
 
Learn more about grief in this mini-course: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com/grief/?utm_medium=YTDescription&utm_source=Podcast “Grief is unpredictable, and it will go wherever it finds an outlet. If it can’t be expressed emotionally, it may find expression in the body.” (136) Grief, like all emotions, isn’t just in your head; it shows up in …
 
Looking for affordable online counseling? My sponsor, BetterHelp, connects you to a licensed professional from the comfort of your own home. Try it now for 10% off your first month: https://betterhelp.com/therapyinanutshell Do you ever feel hopeless, shut down, or walled off? Or do you get triggered and feel anxious, angry, or agitated? There are e…
 
Check out my Free Course, Grounding Skills for Anxiety, Stress and PTSD here: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com/grounding-skills-for-anxiety-stress-and-ptsd Looking for affordable online counseling? My sponsor, BetterHelp, connects you to a licensed professional from the comfort of your own home. Try it now for 10% off your first month: https:…
 
Learn to drop the struggle with intrusive thoughts in Dr. Kat Green's online course: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.co... What are intrusive thoughts? Intrusive thoughts are words or images that pop into your mind unwanted, they’re often disturbing, they have little to do with what you’re doing or with reality, and the thoughts that are distres…
 
Check out the course, Taking Charge of Intrusive Thoughts, here: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com/managing-intrusive-thoughts OCD is caused by a combination of factors- genetic and biological(what’s going on with our bodies, including inflammation, nutrition, stress, etc), environmental (our experiences), and psychological- how we think. The …
 
Learn how to stop worrying with the online course Worry Free, taught by Nick Wignall- https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com/WorryFree Worry isn’t something that happens to you, it’s actually something that you do, that you subconsciously choose to do, because it serves a function- your brain rewards you for it. And then it becomes a habit. If you …
 
Learn more in one of my in-depth mental health courses: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.co... If you were to ask someone, “What’s causing your insomnia?” they might say something like: “my stress, anxiety, my brain won’t shut off”, maybe they think it’s their cat waking them up or they drank too much coffee or they watched a scary movie before b…
 
Here is the link to my "Change Your Brain" course: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.co... Despite 85-90% of people believing that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance, there is no evidence that a chemical imbalance causes depression or is associated with depression. A new meta-analysis by the University College London reviewed the evidenc…
 
For more ways to manage depression check out my course, Change Your Brain: 10 Natural, Research-Backed Ways to Improve Mental Health https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com/change-your-brain Or my other courses and free resources here: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com/?utm_medium=YTDescription&utm_source=podcast A chemical imbalance is not “Th…
 
Download the free Habit Builder here: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.co... You can learn the daily habits that happy people use to foster a lasting happiness. These are skills that you can develop. In this video we'll talk about 14 daily habits that happy people practice to create more joy in their lives. I don’t know about you but the pandemic…
 
Download the free Habit Builder here: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.co... Want some help to be happier? My sponsor, BetterHelp, connects you to a licensed professional from the comfort of your own home. Try it now for 10% off: https://betterhelp.com/therapyinanuts... Researchers studied the question “Does trying to be happy actually work? If y…
 
Download the free Habit Builder here: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.co... You can learn how to be happy. It's a skill that you can develop. But trying to make yourself feel happy immediately usually backfires- either you end up just seeking momentary pleasures like food, drugs, buying stuff, hooking up, or distracting yourself…all of which can…
 
Check out my free course, Grounding Skills for Anxiety, Stress and PTSD https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com/grounding-skills-for-anxiety-stress-and-ptsd Here’s the thing about trauma, even though the event happened in the past- we work with trauma in the present moment. It causes pain in the present moment, it changes your nervous system in the …
 
Check out my Grounding Skills Course here: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com/grounding-skills-for-anxiety-stress-and-ptsd Managing stress involves a lot of things, a healthy work life balance, good boundaries, sleep, exercise, but changing what you eat can also have a big impact on your stress levels, and that’s because what you eat impacts co…
 
Check out my course, Change Your Brain: 10 Natural, Research-backed Ways to Improve Mental Health https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com/change-your-brain When you have a traumatic experience, your brain physically changes in structure and electrical activity. And one of the big symptoms that we see with Trauma and PTSD is changes in memory. There …
 
Pre-order Dr. Marks' book Why Am I So Anxious now: getyourpreorder.com Social anxiety can be paralyzing, you may overthink everything you say or worry that everyone is judging you. Social anxiety can lead to avoidance of important events and social isolation which can lead to other problems in your employment or relationships. In this video, I've i…
 
Learn grounding skills for anxiety attacks in my free course: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com/grounding-skills-for-anxiety-stress-and-ptsd An anxiety attack, in my definition, is when you're overwhelmed with stress, fear or anxiety, you may feel panicky or your anxiety is so strong and the physical symptoms are so intense that you can’t func…
 
Sign up for Nick's newsletter here: https://nickwignall.com/newsletter-5/ Download my Quickstart Guide to Anxiety here: https://therapyinanutshell.com/ Anxiety disorders are absolutely treatable, but most people don't actually understand what is the real cause of their anxiety- they assume that anxiety is caused by genes or by childhood experiences…
 
Check out my Coping Skills and Self Care course: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com/coping-skills-and-self-care-for-mental-health Learn more in one of my in-depth mental health courses: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com/store The number one most common complication after giving birth is postpartum anxiety- but almost no one is talking abou…
 
Get the course: Change Your Brain-Neuroplasticity and Mental Health https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com/change-your-brain In this video, we’re going to talk about catastrophizing- expecting the worst! Catastrophizing is an excellent way to make yourself anxious and depressed and completely ruin your life! Oh yeah, and I’m going to teach you 3 th…
 
Learn a mind-body approach to treating anxiety in my FREE course Grounding Skills for Anxiety, Stress and PTSD: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.co... An anxiety disorder diagnosis does not mean that you are defective, nor that it’s your fault, you’re not broken. The disorder is treatable. It doesn’t have to be permanent! Anxiety is a real and ch…
 
Looking for affordable online counseling? My sponsor, BetterHelp, connects you to a licensed professional from the comfort of your own home. Try it now for 10% off your first month: https://betterhelp.com/therapyinanutshell You know the feeling, you come out of a work meeting or a hangout with friends and start thinking “Why did I say that? I shoul…
 
Want individualized support to stop dwelling on the past? My sponsor, BetterHelp, connects you to a licensed professional counselor from the comfort of your own home. Try it now for 10% off your first month: https://betterhelp.com/therapyinanuts... Depressive rumination is a type of overthinking where you create the habit of dwelling on the past. Y…
 
Learn more in one of my in-depth mental health courses: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.co... Looking for affordable online counseling? My sponsor, BetterHelp, connects you to a licensed professional from the comfort of your own home. Try it now for 10% off your first month: https://betterhelp.com/therapyinanuts... OK, so how can we stop overthi…
 
Learn more in one of my in-depth mental health courses: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.co... Want individualized support to stop dwelling on the past? My sponsor, BetterHelp, connects you to a licensed professional counselor from the comfort of your own home. Try it now for 10% off your first month: https://betterhelp.com/therapyinanuts... Depr…
 
Check out my FREE online course- Grounding Skills for PTSD, Stress and Anxiety: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com/store Hey, everyone! I love to read and learn more about how to treat trauma and PTSD, so I thought I’d share my favorite books about recovering from trauma and PTSD. #1. Ok, here’s my favorite PTSD Self-Help book: -Healing Trauma …
 
Check out my free Grounding Skills Course here: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com/grounding-skills-for-anxiety-stress-and-ptsd When it comes to therapy it’s really good to be an informed consumer. There are hundreds of different types of therapy, and every therapist is different in how they approach issues like PTSD, so whether you’ve never tr…
 
Understanding Grief and Loss Online Course- only $9: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com/products/understanding-grief-loss-and-mourning What happens when you don’t process your grief? What happens when you avoid dealing with loss? People say that time heals, but I would argue that it doesn’t unless you allow yourself to work through your pain li…
 
Check out my free Grounding Skills Course for Anxiety: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.co... Anxiety at night can be brutal, you just want to lay down, rest, go to sleep, and your brain is like “Hey, let’s do a quick review of everything stupid you’ve ever done” and you’re like “What? No!” and your brain is like…ok, point number 1…” Or it’s like…
 
Grief is a painful experience, but it's not just in the mind, or spirit, Grief actually has a physical impact on our bodies. In this episode I have a conversation with Dr. Dorothy Hollinger, the author of The Anatomy of Grief, about how Grief shows up in our physical heart, in our brains, our tears. How grief impacts sleep and appetite and digestio…
 
Looking for affordable online counseling? My sponsor, BetterHelp, connects you to a licensed professional from the comfort of your own home. Try it now for 10% off: https://betterhelp.com/therapyinanutshell Learn more in one of my in-depth mental health courses: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com/store Therapy can be really expensive, I’ve actu…
 
If you have severe depression, PTSD, or anxiety that just won’t go away despite therapy and medication you should know about Ketamine. 30-40% of people with depression have treatment-resistant depression (that means that you’ve tried at least 2 types of medication and it isn't helping). And scientists and doctors are really excited about the potent…
 
Are you on the side of accepting and embracing who you are now or do you crave more change? Do you think that change is always a good thing? Join me for a discussion on acceptance and change to see which side you land on. I hope to give you a new perspective to help you live your best life! I’ve made a lot of content about acceptance and about how …
 
Most people don’t even know about this communication style, but if you did, you could solve a lot of problems in your relationships. You can learn to improve relationships by learning how to identify whether you are an asker or a guesser. This is a communication style that no one is talking about, but if you learn it, your life can change for the b…
 
The news can make you really anxious, but you can learn to manage that anxiety. If doom scrolling is ruining your day or if the steady stream of bad news is getting you down, depressed, or overwhelmed, take a few minutes to learn how to manage anxiety about the news. It’s been a rough weekend for Ukraine and the world. The news coming out of there …
 
If you go to bed worrying about your day, your body’s like, “Hey, let me help you out. I’m going to give you a dump truck load of cortisol the minute you wake up, doesn’t that sound great?” Then you may experience anxiety upon waking. This is called the cortisol awakening response. It's connected to your circadian rhythm, and depending on how you l…
 
The internet is really cool. You can learn all about psychology and mental health diagnoses, but you aren’t learning it in any order, which means that you aren’t getting the first lecture in every psych class - which means it’s more likely that you’ll self-diagnose depression or anxiety in a way that can be harmful for you. In this podcast you’re g…
 
When you make a mistake you have two choices. Knowing the difference between shame and guilt can change your life. Let’s say you hurt someone you really care about. Guilt says “What I did was wrong. I made a mistake.” Shame says “I am a mistake. There’s something wrong with me.” Is shame ruining your life? Is shame ruining your relationships? Do yo…
 
Okay, in the last two videos we talked about the difference between an anxiety attack and a panic attack, and how you can get stuck in a cycle of having panic attacks. In this video we’ll talk about how to stop panic attacks. It’s a bit paradoxical, but it works. In the previous video we talked about the panic attack cycle. 1- a sensation or feelin…
 
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