Unsure about your next step in your career development? Every path is different. In today’s episode, I share my own experience working in healthcare for the past 27 years since completing graduate school. I also provide advice on the importance of going through a post-secondary program, how to navigate the realities of your first job, and core strategies for developing yourself as a professional.
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FMP 084 • Acute Vs. Chronic Inflammation – Is There a Dietary Solution?
What we eat has the power to contribute to chronic disease processes (i.e., autoimmune disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease) via the promotion of chronic inflammation. This is not to be confused with acute inflammatory states designed to heal localized injury via capillary dilation and leukocyte infiltration.
FMP 083 • Three Pillars of Optimal Wellness – Metrics I Use to Stay On Track
“Optimal wellness for runners? Focus on Zone 2 training!” Optimal Wellness and Helpful Metrics The three pillars for health optimization are Diet, Exercise, and Sleep. If any one element is out of alignment, the others suffer. Optimized wellness means engaging in habits that predict both longevity and wellness throughout the lifespan. Some have called this, […]
FMP 082 • Basics of Applied Behavioural Psychology for Optimizing Wellness
We become what we do, at least according to the Behavioural Psychologists. In today’s episode, I provide a brief primer covering critical need-to-know concepts from the field. This includes a discussion on Classical Conditioning, Operant Conditioning, Intentional Personal Reinforcement, and Modelling.
FMP 081 • My Sober Identity – Why Do I Feel So Much Shame? (Full Disclosure)
I discovered today that I have a great deal of shame about identifying myself as, “sober”. Johnny and I have been sober since September after a serous health scare. I choose not to drink in support of Johnny who lives with an addiction to alcohol. Since, we have started giving away our alcohol paraphernalia (wine openers, glasses, etc.).
FMP 080 • How I Quit Caffeine and Failed Miserably (A Confession)
I had no idea how difficult quitting caffeine was going to be. I have been a coffee drinker since I was eighteen years old. No doubt that I started my caffeine addiction well before that drinking Coca Cola, Pepsi, and Jolt back in the day. The ubiquitous nature of caffeine addiction made my time away from the substance (albeit brief) a very interesting experiment.
FMP 079 • Jerod & Johnny – 2022, The Year Denial Lost Grip (New Year’s Eve)
In some ways, 2022 has been a year of reckoning. This was the year that denial lost her grip. Alcohol was destroying both of us in its own way and chipping away at the foundation of our marriage. Following a significant health scare, as a couple we committed to becoming a sober family.
FMP 078 • Stimulants (Methamphetamines) – Horrors, Harms, & Care Options
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.
FMP 077 • How I Trained and Finished My First 42.2k – Liz Garrett, Vegan Marathoner
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.
FMP 076 • Gratitude – The Critical Step in Your Journey of Self-Discovery and Healing
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.
FMP 075 • My Husband’s Recovery Journey and Our Commitment to Sobriety as a Family
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.
FMP 074 • Orthorexia – The Lesser Known Eating Disorder Among Vegans
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.
FMP 073 • Weight Loss Without Exercise – Dr. Attia’s Three Levers of Nutrition
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.
FMP 072 • Data is Making Us Anxious and Depressed (Thoughts & Recommendations)
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.
FMP 071 • Turning 50 – What I Have Learned and How I am Designing My Future
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.
FMP 070 • The Healing Power of the Cognitive Reframe (Fighting Our Propensity)
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.
FMP 069 • My Top Ten Tips For Runners In Their 40s and 50s
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.
FMP 068 • An Introduction to Emotional Self-Regulation (Managing The Chaos)
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.
FMP 067 • Kickstart Your Wellness – Walking For Fitness and Tips For Motivation
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.
FMP 066 • Strain vs Recovery – What I Learned After Using Whoop 4.0 This Month
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.
FMP 065 • What I Noticed Going Alcohol and THC Free After 50 Days
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.
FMP 064 • I Got COVID-19: My Perspective as a Healthcare Administrator
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.
FMP 063 • Liz Garrett on The Law of Attraction, Mel Robbins, and EFT Tapping
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.
FMP 062 • New Year’s Eve with Jerod & Johnny: Saying Goodbye To 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.
FMP 061 • COVID-19 Depression: Observations and Management (My Journey)
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.
FMP 060 • Addiction & Precontemplation – Screening and Basic Approaches To Care
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.
FMP 059 • Psychodynamics and Psychoanalysis – Relevance in Health Psychology
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.
FMP 058 • Five Disturbing Health Trends You Should Avoid
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.
FMP 057 • You Asked, We Answer – Your Health Psychology Q&A
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.
FMP 056 • My Vegan Choice – Raising The Bar On The Vegan Community
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.
FMP 055 • Controversial & Dangerous Treatments For Mental Illness – A Dark History
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.
FMP 054 • Grounding Exercises For Acute Anxiety (Trauma & Cognitive Psychology)
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.
FMP 053 • You Are Evolving – Post-Covid Professional and Personal Growth Insights
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.
FMP 052 • Perfectionism is Ruining Your Life (Observations and Solutions)
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.
FMP 051 • Promoting Hope Over Impending Doom – Light Your Own Way
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.
FMP 050 • My Relationship With Alcohol – A Breakup Long Overdue
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.
FMP 049 • Amy Robertson – Hitting the Reset Button and Conversations on Dying
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.
FMP 048 • Vegan Living: Stupid Things Vegans Say and How To Veganize Anything
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.
FMP 047 • Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) – Definition and Application
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.
FMP 046 • Defining Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine (Theory and Practice)
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.
FMP 045 • Thinking Fallacies – A Deeper Understanding of Cognitive Distortions
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.
FMP 044 • Older Runners, Common Injuries, and Injury Prevention (My Experience)
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.
FMP 043 • Fitness Plan Reset & Fostering Resiliency In Our COVID19 Era
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.
FMP 042 • Behavioural Activation in Health Psychology – Back To Basics
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.
FMP 041 • Revisiting The Spirituality – Psychology Connection (Wellness Benefits)
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.
FMP 040 • Review of Netflix Series, “Surviving Death” – Spirituality in Psychology
We get together to discuss the recent release, “Surviving Death” on Netflix. The show caused significant reaction for both of us, and sparked conversation about our own beliefs about the after-life and spirituality. In our review, we weight both the believable aspects of the series, and the places where the show fell apart.
FMP 039 • 20 Questions For New Year’s Eve 2021: Leaving COVID-19 Behind
Wow, this past year has been one hell of an experience. While we are not out of the woods yet in our international response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a lot of room for celebration. Over the next several months, vaccines will be readily available to the world population.
FMP 038 • Minutes of Exercise Required For Weight Loss (The Leptin Link)
In today’s episode, we review a recent study published from the College of Sports Medicine in Sports and Exercise, in an effort to understand the connection between exercise minutes and weight loss. In other words, how much exercise is required to lose significant weight for those starting their first exercise program?
FMP 037 • Digital Minimalism for Improved Attention and Mood
In today’s episode, I reflect on the attention dominating and anxiety provoking nature of modern tech on our day-to-day lives. After briefly discussion to leaders in the digital minimalism space (Cal Newport and Matt D’Avella), I review my own maximalist ways.
FMP 036 • Critical Metrics For Optimal Health and Fitness Monitoring
In today’s episode, we provide a basis for monitoring health related outcomes using metrics supported in the peer reviewed literature. It is suggested that weight, body fat %, nutrition counting, movement throughout the day, and alcohol consumption are the most basic and critical measures for monitoring wellness.
FMP 035 • 20 Revealing Questions For Couples – Loving Each Other & Commitment
Johnny Killick, chief editor at Finding My Psych, joins his husband Jerod on the show today to discuss togetherness. Jerod and Johnny review twenty curated questions for couples, revealing that, in the end, loving each other is tied to fostering mutual curiosity and commitment, especially in difficult times.
FMP 034 • My Mental Illness: Major Depression – My Struggle, My Teacher
At Finding My Psych, it is important that we do not fall into the trap of providing tools, acting as if every tool we discuss has universal impact. It is even more important that we don’t treat the topic of mental illness in such an academic way that the material becomes un-relatable.
FMP 033 • Sue Williston: Hope, My Truth, and Lessons Along The Way (20 Questions)
We are proud to have Sue Williston back in the seat, this time as a guest on the Finding My Psych Podcast. About four years ago, Sue appeared on the Svelte Yeti Podcast (a previous Killick production) to talk about her recent health struggles with breast cancer, and her health focused mission moving forward.
FMP 032 • Settling Into the COVID Crisis and the Evils of Virtue Signalling
In today’s episode I talk about how society has shifted in the past few weeks as we settling into the COVID19 pandemic crisis. I note that kids getting back to school and companies calling their employees back into work who were operating virtually, has provided a sense of normality.
FMP 031 • Tamara Randall On Recovery – Excavating Your Authentic Self
In today’s show, special guest, Tamara Randall and I start our discussion by reviewing the current experience of those suffering from addiction in Vancouver British Columbia, and where services fall short. There is no doubt that the recovery journey starts well before the individual indicates readiness.
FMP 030 • COVID19 Pandemic: Emotionally Surviving A Psychological Inflection Point
In today’s episode, I share the details of my experience going through a psychological crisis as I reach a personal inflection point regarding COVID19. In short, I hit the, ‘positivity wall.’ I no longer am able to put on a smile in an effort to push on through my day.
FMP 029 • Running Series #4: Prepping For Your First Race (A Guide For Race Day)
In today’s fourth installment in a four part series on running, we focus on considerations as you prepare for your final goal, race day! We review various ‘buckets’ of preparation, followed by a brief statement about our new normal and virtual events.
FMP 028 • Running Series #3: Types of Runs and Training Methods (MAF Overview)
In the third of this four part podcast series on running, we dive into the various types of runs to put into your training plans. We also provide a brief overview of the, “Maximum Aerobic Function” method by Dr. Phil Maffetone. We cover five types of running to consider as part of your training plan leading to your first 5k race.
FMP 027 • Running Series #2: Preparing For Your First Run (Plan Like a Turtle)
In the first running series episode last week, we discussed the benefits of running, gear, and goal setting. In the second instalment of our four part series, we walk you through what is needed for your first run. In order for you to be successful, we believe that sustainability and physiological adaptation (consistency over time) is key.
FMP 026 • Running Series #1: Benefits of Running, Required Gear, and Goal Setting
Physical fitness is one of several critical factors for improving wellness from the perspective of Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine. In the first of a four part series on running, we discuss how to incorporate running as one part of a lifestyle transformation plan.
FMP 025 • On Plant-Based Living and Caution To Vegans During The Pandemic
In today’s episode we discuss the rationale for why the Finding My Psych brand promotes a plant-based lifestyle. It is important to emphasize that plant-based living is a personal choice that is not easy to make. In particular, we support plant-based living from a Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine perspective first and foremost.
FMP 024 • Liz Garrett on Vegan Athletics, Cultural Warfare, and Self-Care
In today’s show, Liz Garett, the Plant-Based Power Coach, and I connect to discuss our return to vegan athletics. The journey to wellness has many ups and downs. Knowing that it has been two years since our lest discussion about our personal athletics journey, Liz and I discuss the set-backs and lessons learned for a strong come-back.
FMP 023 • The Psychology of Coping During Recovery Mode from COVID19
In today’s episode, we discuss the current state of the COVID19 pandemic as we officially start recovery mode. Society has been rattled, lives lost, and the pathway forward is uncertain. Nevertheless, we persevere, even when the news is dominated by reports of death and the chaos created by Donald Trump in the United States.
FMP 022 • Plant-Based Advocates vs The Anti-Vaccination Movement (The Evidence)
The anti-vaccination movement is attempting to align itself with the plant-based movement, in particular, veganism. While a very small minority of vegans subscribe to ill-informed anti-vax beliefs, it is important for plant-based advocates of any kind, differentiate themselves from such radical ideas.
FMP 021 • Twenty Powerful Questions by Andrea Drugay – Visioning Your Year
In today’s episode, we review twenty prompts suggested by Andrea Drugay, UX writer and manager at DropBox. We cover important considerations for each prompt. We also suggest that you record your responses in a place you can return to later for review.
FMP 020 • Fighting the End of the Year Health Slump (Your Personal Care Plan)
Starting in November, people experience a significant downgrade in both their physical and emotional wellbeing. This health slump, if not managed appropriately, can feel impossibly difficult to emerge from after the holiday season passes.
FMP 019 • Celebrating LGBTQ2 Pride Month – Progress and Pain (Spiritual Isolation)
This is one of my favourite times of the year. Not only is June the month that I was born, it is also LGBTQ2 Pride Month. Starting now, a series of celebrations kicks off acknowledging progress made possible by strong advocacy within communities and governments around the world.
FMP 018 • Tim Van Orden Interviews Jerod Killick from Finding My Psych (Deep Dive)
In today’s episode, Tim Van Orden returns to interview Jerod Killick, creator of the Finding My Psych website and podcast. Tim and Jerod engage in a free flowing conversation about personal transformation and engaging others in the work they do promoting wellness.
FMP 017 • Facebook Depression Is Real – Manage Isolation Caused by Social Media
In today’s show, we discuss the occurrence of depressive symptoms seen in active Facebook users. While we believe that social media, in general, has caused broad negative effects on society, Facebook users are particularly at increased susceptibility for experiencing mood difficulty.
FMP 016 • Complicated Bereavement vs. Complicated Bewilderment
There is no cookie cutter approach to dealing with loss. Whether you are someone who recently experienced the death of a family member, or a therapist working with individuals through the bereavement process, how we take this journey is complicated. There is no clear pathway or destination.
FMP 015 • Weight Loss Culture is Destroying Your Quality of Life
The holidays are approaching fast! That means that tens of thousands of post holiday guilt ridden individuals will join a gym soon. However, most will only attend a handful of times, regardless of the ongoing monthly payments in honour of the contract for the remainder of the year.
FMP 014 • Working with Sexual Trauma – Concepts in Psychotherapy
In our previous episode, “Sexual Abuse Trauma, Clinical Insights and Observations,” we discussed the effects of sexual abuse, especially in settings permissive (and therefore complicit) to the trauma. Listeners have been asking for details about the therapeutic process when working with trauma. Today, we deliver.
FMP 013 • It’s Obligatory: Vancouver Housing Crisis, George W. Bush, and Canadian Cannabis Laws
The mental and emotional impact of an under regulated housing market causes distress by those who are unable to enter the market, and others suffering from fear of loosing the property they rent (with current vacancy rates less than a half percent). People describe both feeling excessively anxious and depressed.
FMP 012 • My Panic Attack and the Changing World of Addictions Treatment
Wow! Already up to episode number 12! In our discussion today, I start by addressing two listener questions about the relationship between of Positive Psychology and Behavioural Medicine. I then cover my personal brush with panic this week, followed by a review of the changes I have seen in the field of addictions treatment over the years.
FMP 011 • Interview with Tim Van Orden – Raw Vegan Athlete – A Compassionate Approach
On today’s show, we are honoured to sit down with author, athlete and raw food vegan, Tim Van Orden. Tim and I discuss the personal challenges encountered in any personal transformation journey. We also confront the dangers of fully embracing a plant-based identity as a form of public recognition.
FMP 010 • The CHANGES Model for Depression (Part Two)
In the first part of our episode on the Finding My Psych Podcast, I respond to a series of comments left for our production team. After looking around the Finding My Psych website, a listener was disgruntled with our emphasis on diet and plant-based living. The listener expressed anger that none of the folks on our team are ‘actually’ vegans.
FMP 009 • Reversing Clinical Depression with the CHANGES Model (Part One)
In a previous article reviewing 25 tips for improving depression, we provided a brief overview of our go-to biopsychosocial approach to care using the CHANGES model. We heard from many of our readers wanting a drill-down into the specifics nuances – We chose to put our response into the format of a podcast episode!
FMP 008 • Effective SMART Goals – Smash Your Anxiety (CBT Masters Series #3)
We dive into a short discussion on how to manage the flow of negative information. In the current political environment, it is easy to believe that what we consume, no matter now outrageous, only has entertainment value. On the show, we assert that a constant diet of news, radio, and mindless Facebook feed scrolling, over time drags you down.
FMP 007 • Triple Column Technique (CBT Masters Series #2)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has few limits in terms of where it can be applied. Traditionally, CBT was utilized as an augmenting tool in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder. Early theorists noticed that those experiencing a dysphoric episode, expressed distinct patters in thought, separate from the general population.
FMP 006 • Defining Cognitive Distortions (CBT Masters Series #1)
In today’s episode, the first in a series about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, we discuss cognitive distortions as the antecedents to poor mood outcomes. It is understood that everyone participates in cognitive distortions at one level or another.
FMP 005 • Radicalize with Positive Psychology (Ending Pathogenesis)
Learn about the theory that continues to challenge the status-quo throughout our mental health and substance misuse service continuum. Be willing to forget everything you know about mental health treatment, (e.g., clinical depression), and problem solving – We challenge you to try on a new perspective for the next 40 minutes.
FMP 004 • Sexual Abuse Trauma – Clinical Insights and Observations
The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau, report that 9.2% of all victimized children are sexually assaulted (2010). Furthermore, Dr. David Finkelhor, director of Crimes against Children Research Center, reports that up to 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys become victims of sexual abuse.
FMP 003 • Estelle Matheson: Paddling and Environmental Activism in Vancouver BC
Belonging to an athletics community is predictive of lifelong health and fitness. Whether you are a member of a running club, or hit the gym regularly with a best friend, doing your chosen activity together improves motivation and solidifies commitment. This is the biopsychosocial perspective at its best. Moreover, the outcomes are synergistic in nature.
FMP 002 • The Art of Mastering Communication at Home and Work
As requested by our listeners, today, we discuss effective communication. Mastering communication at home and at work, comes with a set of prerequisite. Becoming a, ‘communication ninja,’ requires commitment to a positive outcome, and the ability to know when to step away when the conversation turns negative.
FMP 001 • Introducing the Finding My Psych Podcast
The Finding My Psych team is always looking for guests to be a part of our show. We are interested in your journey and the insights you have learned along the way. If your message fits into our health and wellness mission, we would be love to have you join us on the show.