#153- New Hyperawareness Theme? Old Theme? Or Same Old Theme?

Today’s audio question comes from Sarah. She wants to know how to deal with the returning hyperawareness theme focusing on the items on her desk while she studies. It is really getting in the way of her ability to study. She made some progress before, but with a big upcoming…

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#152- Anxiety In The Arts With Guest Brian Killeen

Today, bass player Brian Killeen joined me to talk about his experience as a working musician and his journey through anxiety and OCD recovery. The Anxiety In The Arts series is focused on amplifying voices of artists, musicians, performers, and creative people as they navigate their way through anxiety as…

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#151- Out-Patient, IOP, PHP, or Residential ? Levels Of Care With Michelle Massi, MFT

Today I speak with Michelle Massi, MFT, about the differences between different types of treatment programs, what sets them apart from one another, and why you might be interested in one level of care over another. This was a really fun conversation and Ms. Massi expertly explained the range of…

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#150- Maladaptive Daydreaming- What Is It, And How Can I Deal With It?

Today’s audio question comes in from a listener who has been working hard on their obsessions and has made a bunch of progress toward recovery, but is noticing that she’s experiencing Maladaptive Daydream. She wants to know if I can offer any suggestions on how to address Maladaptive Daydreaming, so…

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#149- Returning Obsessions: Never Going Back To Who I Was, And How To Stop Monitoring Anxiety?

Today’s audio question comes from Max. He went a long time without his obsessive thoughts, but now they are back! He wants to know how to stop all his efforts to monitor his obsessions and anxiety levels. He worries he’ll never be able to go back to the guy he…

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#148- EMDR Treatment: Where It Works And Where It Doesn’t With Bronwyn Shroyer, LCSW

For today’s audio question, I was joined by Bronwyn Shroyer, LCSW, to talk about the EMDR treatment modality. The questioner noticed their OCD was re-activated by some EMDR treatment for trauma and wanted to know why that happened and what she can do about it. Bronwyn was kind enough to…

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