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Owning It: Understanding your anxiety using the 5 Ps

For this final episode of Owning It The Anxiety Podcast (season 5), I am joined by Dr Clare Kambamettu who was actually my very first guest ever on Owning It. A clinical psychologist and wonderful speaker, Clare distills anxiety into something we can very easily understand. For this episode we look at the 5 Ps …
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Mentally Yours: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

It’s more than winter blues! Ellen and Yvette speak to Sybil Watson about her seasonal affective disorder, a category of depression that emerges in particular seasons of the year, mostly winter!
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Mentally Yours: We’re All Mad Here

Claire Eastham runs the excellent blog, We’re All Mad Here, where she talks about anxiety, men’s health and depression. Check it out at allmadhere.co.uk. Ellen and Yvette chat through her own issues: living up north, sleepovers and finding ways to talk about yourself.
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Mentally Yours: Health Anxiety

Vicky Chandler chats to Ellen and Yvette about health anxiety. We learn how obsessive thoughts about an illness can lead to ill health and how CBT can help break the cycle. If you have any requests for things you’d like Ellen and Yvette to talk about, please get in touch with yvette.caster@metro.co.uk
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A Mental Health Journey Podcast: #18: Helping a Loved One

The question I get asked more than any other is “How can I support my partner/brother/sister/friend/colleague when they have anxiety or depression?”. In this podcast, I wanted to share what types of things people have done to help me in my mental health journey, and hopefully do so in a way that helps you to …
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A Mental Health Journey Podcast: #13: Self Compassion – Finding the courage to love yourself

When a friend or a loved one is going through a difficult time, our compassion comes out to comfort them and support them. So how come we often struggle to show the same compassion to ourselves in our moments of vulnerability and need?  In this episode, Conor shares his difficulties with having a naturally self-deprecating …
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A Mental Health Journey Podcast: #14: The Physical Effects of Stress, Anxiety & Depression

The physical effects that stress, anxiety and depression can have on our bodies is incredible. For me, these have been the most challenging aspects of living with mental illness but through therapy, CBT and self-reflection, I have worked out how I can adapt and continue to live a full life. In this episode, I share …
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A Mental Health Journey Podcast: #12: Children’s Mental Health & Well-being

Conor is not a parent but through his years in therapy and studying mental health, he has a number of reflections on his childhood and what he thought did help and what could have helped his wellbeing as he grew up. Episode includes references to #self-esteem building, activity participation, emotional understanding, #mindfulness and #CBT for …
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A Mental Health Journey Podcast: #3: Psychotherapy & CBT

In this episode, Conor opens up about his experiences of therapy. Conor has had over one hundred psychotherapy sessions in the last three years and has also completed a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) course with the NHS. In this piece  he explains what these two therapies involve, what his own experiences of them have been …
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Owning It: Cassie Stokes talks heartbreak, agoraphobia and prawn-induced anxiety (yes)

As mentioned in the podcast intro, here is the link to my upcoming event in The Alex hotel. It’s a publishing masterclass for anyone who’s ever dreamed of writing a book. There will be more events coming soon specifically themed around anxiety so stay tuned for those. This week Cassie Stokes of Xpose fame joins …
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Owning It Mini Episode: What CBT is and why it helps with anxiety

CBT is something that’s naturally woven into each and every podcast, you probably use CBT tools yourself without realising it, so I wanted to give this hero therapy some time to shine and discuss what it is, how it works, why it worked for me and how incredibly helpful it is when you’re on the …
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The Problem Gambling Podcast S2 Episode 7 – Interview with Minal Jain, Co-Founder of RecoverMe App

Interview with Minal Jain, a co-founder of the RecoverMe App, which has been designed to help people in recovery from gambling problems, using CBT and Mindfulness approaches.  For a free  trial, go to their website.   Co-hosted by addiction counsellors Barry Grant and Tony O’Reilly, from Extern Problem Gambling.   The podcast is proudly sponsored by Gamban. …
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