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Nov 24, 2020
Love and Kindness
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What is the intention behind the love and kindness meditation technique? Learn how to apply this technique to your life, even when it may be difficult. 


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Psychologists Off The Clock
Psychologists Off The Clock
Diana Hill, Debbie Sorensen, Yael Schonbrun & Jill Stoddard
180. Choosing to Live Your Values
It’s only the second week of the New Year, and many of us have already failed at (or given up on) achieving our New Year’s Resolutions. We often rely on sheer willpower to achieve these types of goals. However, willpower simply isn’t enough. On this week’s episode of Psychologists Off the Clock, Diana and Benjamin Schoendorff, co-author of The Essential Guide to the ACT Matrix and The ACT Practitioner's Guide to the Science of Compassion, discuss the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) matrix. The matrix is a complex therapeutic tool used to help clients contact experiences which keep them from living in ways that serve their values. In this episode, Benjamin breaks down the ACT matrix in a way that is accessible for all. Grab a cup of coffee, and join us to learn, practice, and grow today! Listen and Learn: Diana and Yael’s take on the ACT matrix, what it is, and how it’s helped them to live in ways that serve their values Benji’s expert definition of psychological flexibility  Some practical exercises you can use to become more psychologically flexible right now Benji’s breakdown of each quadrant in the matrix and what they represent  About Diana’s personal experience working through the matrix How the ACT matrix can be helpful for couples, parents, organizations, achieving New Years Resolutions, and much more! What the “Dead Man Rule” is and how it might be impacting your mental health Why values are often more important than willpower when it comes to achieving your goals What ‘loops’ and ‘hooks’ are and how we get stuck in them (and how to behave in service of your values instead!) Benji’s personal explanation of how moving through the ACT matrix influenced his spiritual practice Resources: Books Benji co-authored, The Essential Guide to the ACT Matrix : A Step-by-Step Approach to Using the Act Matrix Model in Clinical Practice and The ACT Practitioner's Guide to the Science of Compassion: Tools for Fostering Psychological Flexibility Paperback – Illustrated, December 1, 2014  Connect with The Contextual Psychology Institute  Read more on what the ACT matrix is (and see what it looks like) here: https://contextualscience.org/act_matrix  Register for Diana’s free, weekly meditation course here: https://drdianahill.com/tuesday-teachings/  Sign up for POTC’s First Annual Wise Minds Summit: How to Adapt and Thrive in Today’s Challenging Times About Benjamin Schoendorff: Benji Schoendorff Benjamin Schoendorff is a licensed psychologist and international trainer living near Montreal. Benji has a passion for helping people get unstuck and move toward valued living and travels the world over to train clinicians from all backgrounds in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP). In addition to his clinical and training practice, he currently researches ACT in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as part of the Montreal university mental health institute. As an author and trainer, Benji is renowned for his down-to-earth, authentic, relationship-centered and deeply compassionate style. He believes effective science-based methods to get unstuck are too precious to remain confined to academia and has made it his life mission to disseminate them in an engaging and easily accessible way. Simple, but not simplistic. Benji dreams of a scientific psychology in the service of spreading love, peace and understanding. He has written books and chapters in French and English including co-authoring The Essential Guide to the ACT Matrix and The ACT Practitioner's Guide to the Science of Compassion. Episode 116. Building a Meaningful, Values-based Life with Dr. Jenna LeJeune Episode 102. A Liberated Mind with Dr. Steven Hayes Episode 167. Get Curious and Change Unhealthy Habits with Dr. Judson Brewer Episode 77. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Dr. Jill Stoddard
1 hr 3 min
OCD RECOVERY
OCD RECOVERY
Ali Greymond
What Counts As OCD Rumination?
OCD HELP App: https://apps.apple.com/app/ocd-help/id1320556362 Private OCD Recovery Program With Ali Greymond - YOUHAVEOCD.COM “The OCD Recovery Program has a high recovery rate because of action based approach sessions and text support between sessions. This keeps the person moving forward every day in OCD recovery. Ali Greymond guides you through the difficult moments and pushes you to fight for recovery. You are never going to feel alone in your daily battle against OCD and as long as you follow the program, you will recover.” OCD Recovery Program Testimonials I would just like to say a massive thank you to Ali Greymond for all of her help and support through what had to be one of the hardest and most fearful times in my life. Hell sounded appealing to what I was living with- false memory OCD! I’m very private and the thought of telling someone my intrusive thoughts was agonizing. I listened to Ali’s shows on YouTube and I knew the best person to help me was her, Ali made me feel so comfortable, I never once felt as though she was judging me in anyway in fact she made me feel the opposite like I was normal and none of this meant anything. She gave me the tools and skyped me every day I felt like She was in the next room the support was amazing. This wonderful lady changed my life, it’s hard work and determination daily but if there’s one person that can help you recover from OCD it’s Ali Greymond. She’s amazing at what she does and me and my family are blessed we found her because I don’t know where I’d be now. Thank you Ali your programme is amazing. (L.) I came to Ali with a severe case of contamination OCD. Ali graciously offered me an introductory session free of charge. When I asked her when we could start, she said “how about today”? I liked that she was that proactive and willing to jump in immediately. I looked at the packages she offered and signed up immediately for the “Severe OCD” package, because that accurately described the state I was in. Ali almost immediately became my anchor, my support system and friend through this very frightening and lonely disorder. With Ali by my side, I had hope for the first time and I made strides that even surprised me. I was amazed at how quickly I started to recover. It felt like magic to me. Having been a fellow sufferer herself, she truly understands the disorder. I felt that Ali intuitively knew when to push me through a fear and when to back off. When she felt that I was not ready for an exercise she told me. When she felt that I could push through a fear, she told me and 100% of the time, she was on point! This was extremely important as feeling in control is such a huge element of this disorder. I would recommend anyone suffering with this disorder to work with Ali. She helped me get my life back and that is priceless. (J.) Private OCD Recovery Program with Ali Greymond - youhaveocd.com
10 min
Daily Meditation Podcast
Daily Meditation Podcast
Mary Meckley
Now Is Your Time
"When my mind gets confused of overthinking things, I remind myself of the quote, "You are so worth slowing down for." ~ Fellow Meditator, Dima from Syria Are you finding it hard to get things done these days? If so, you're not alone. Living during a pandemic is an extenuating situation that is incredibly taxing. It takes a lot of mental stamina. You may find your freshly created new year's goals slipping away. In this week's series, you'll discover ways to manage procrastination and to re-commit to your goals to live your best year yet. This is part 1 of a 7-part Procrastination meditation series, episodes 2201-2206. THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE: You're invited to take part in a Commitment Quest. You're encouraged to ask yourself a question every day as you sit down to meditate. Each day's question will be released on each episode this week, so be sure to listen in for each question! The questions are designed to help you feel motivated to commit to whatever you've been procrastinating. THIS WEEK'S MEDITATION TECHNIQUES: Day 1: Procrastination Awareness Visualization Day 2: Affirmation "Now is my time." Day 3: Inhale + visualize success, Exhale fear Day 4: Hakini Mudra technique Day 5: Fourth Chakra Focus Day 6: Layer the week's techniques together Day 7: Weekly Reflection Meditation SHARE YOUR MEDITATION JOURNEY WITH YOUR FELLOW MEDITATORS Let's connect and inspire each other! Please share a little about how meditation has helped you by reaching out to me at Mary@SipandOm.com or better yet -- direct message me on https://www.instagram.com/sip.and.om. We'd love to hear about your meditation ritual! SUBSCRIBE, LEAVE A REVIEW + TAKE OUR SURVEY SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss a single episode. Consistency is the KEY to a successful meditation ritual. SHARE the podcast with someone who could use a little extra support. I'd be honored if you left me a podcast review. If you do, please email me at Mary@sipandom.com and let me know a little about yourself and how meditation has helped you. I'd love to share your journey to inspire fellow meditators on the podcast! SURVEY: Help us get to know more about how best to serve you by taking our demographics survey: https://survey.libsyn.com/thedailymeditationpodcast FOR DAILY EXTRA SUPPORT OUTSIDE THE PODCAST Each day's meditation techniques shared at: * sip.and.om Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sip.and.om/ * sip and om Facebook * https://www.facebook.com/SipandOm/ JOIN OUR FREE FACEBOOK GROUP Connect with other meditators on the Daily Meditation Podcast private Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/thedailymeditationpodcast/ SIP AND OM MEDITATION APP Join Mary for deeper, longer daily 30-minute guided meditations on the Sip and Om meditation app. Give it a whirl for 2-weeks free! Receive access to 2,000+ 30-minute guided meditations customized around a weekly theme to help you manage emotions. Receive a Clarity Journal and a Slow Down Guide customized for each weekly theme. 2 weeks for access to the iOS version: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sip-and-om/id1216664612?platform=iphone&preserveScrollPosition=true#platform/iphone 2 weeks free access to the Android version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sipandom.sipandom All meditations are created by Mary Meckley and are her original content. Please request permission to use any of Mary's content by sending an email to Mary@sipandom.com. Resources: Music by Christopher Lloyd Clarke and Greg Keller.
12 min
At The End of The Tunnel
At The End of The Tunnel
Light Watkins
IN-Q on His Non-Linear Journey of Becoming a National Poetry Slam champion and the Lessons Learned Along the Way - Ep 034
Today’s guest is somebody who inspires a lot of people with his words. His name is Adam Schmalholz, but you may be more familiar with his stage name, IN-Q, which stands for IN-Question. IN-Q is a National Poetry Slam champion, award-winning poet, multi-platinum songwriter, recent first-time author, and one of the most electric spoken word performers on the scene.  In this episode, you’ll discover that his backstory is equally as fascinating as his poems. Listening to this conversation, you’ll find out how he first discovered his gift for poetry in school and how he went on to develop and refine his unique style. You’ll hear about the lean years, when IN-Q had no way of making money as a spoken word poet, when he had to pay for food with pocket change and work odd jobs to survive.  You’ll also learn that, after putting in well over 10,000 hours in writing and performing, IN-Q finally had the opportunity to perform for people like Quincy Jones, Hillary Clinton, and even President Barack Obama. He went on to win awards, get featured on Def Poetry Jam and Oprah's Super Soul 100 List. His spoken word videos have received nearly 100 million views and he has sold out as the largest one-man poetry show in Los Angeles history.  Like most changemakers, IN-Q’s backstory was not linear. All of the ups and the downs played a crucial role in navigating him along his path, and that is what makes his story so compelling – it’s something that we can all relate to. Tune in today to find out more about IN-Q’s incredible journey. Key Points From This Episode: • IN-Q’s favorite toy as a child was a G.I. Joe Snake Eyes action figure, perhaps because mystery makes history. • IN-Q talks about what it was like for him, not having his father around while he grew up. • His natural attraction to subjects that dealt with storytelling in school – like English. • When IN-Q was first introduced to hip-hop and the impact it had on him. • From Will Smith to Run DMC and A Tribe Called Quest – how IN-Q’s taste in hip-hop evolved. • Practicing his freestyle, learning to focus his energy, and the mentor he had at a young age. • What IN-Q’s idea of success was at that age and what he saw himself becoming. • The problem with setting high expectations for yourself and manipulating your truth in order to achieve them. • Freestyle versus written material and the incredible number of poems IN-Q has memorized. • IN-Q’s first rap name, and how he became known as IN-Q thanks to his curious nature. • Hear the story of when IN-Q met his father for the first time – Spoiler alert: It didn’t go well! • How IN-Q was first introduced to Da Poetry Lounge and ended up staying for 14 years. • The differences between music and spoken word poetry and what that shift was like for him. • How IN-Q funded his dreams during the lean years and the obsession that drove him. • Where IN-Q’s philosophical perspective on life came from – that he couldn’t control life, only go along for the ride. • Learn about the incredible support IN-Q received from his community in the early days. • IN-Q talks about his relationship with actor and poet, Omari Hardwick, and how Def Poetry Jam changed (or didn’t change) his life. • What IN-Q has learned from performing for and connecting with strangers versus those who are already familiar with his work. • The importance of setting clear boundaries and asking others to respect them. • When IN-Q says he is still finding his voice, it means that he is ever-evolving and learning. • Where the commentary starts and the poem begins – and why the story is key. • Find out how IN-Q came up with the idea for the cover of his book, Inquire Within. • How the collaborative project, Speakeasy Poetry, came to fruition and what it’s all about.
1 hr 33 min
Go Help Yourself: A Comedy Self-Help Podcast to Make Life Suck Less
Go Help Yourself: A Comedy Self-Help Podcast to Make Life Suck Less
Misty Stinnett & Lisa Linke
Coyote Medicine: Lessons From Native American Healing by Lewis Mehl-Madrona, M.D.
This week, Misty & Lisa review Coyote Medicine: Lessons From Native American Healing by bestselling author Lewis Mehl-Madrona, M.D. Dr. Mehl-Madrona graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and trained in family medicine, psychiatry, and clinical psychology. He has been on the faculties of several medical schools, most recently as associate professor of family medicine at the University of New England. Lewis has been studying traditional healing and healers since his early days and has written about their work and the process of healing. His goal is to bring the wisdom of indigenous peoples about healing back into mainstream medicine. In this Coyote Medicine book review podcast, we talk about concepts that span across the book's chapters: * Why Are You Here? * Where Did You Come From? * Who Are You? * Healing Stories * Another Way * A Good Resident * The Sacred Fire * The Gift of the Sun * AIDS and the Spirit of an Illness * The Vision Quest * Coyote Medicine If you like what you're hearing and want to purchase the book, you can do so here. If you'd like to learn more about the author, you can visit his website. If you'd like to hear the other episode of GHY we mention during you can listen to it here: You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay If you'd like to support the podcast, please check out our Patreon. To get your GHY swag, check out our merch store! And please remember to rate, review, recommend and subscribe to Go Help Yourself! Thank you for supporting Go Help Yourself!
46 min
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