Distractions & Increased Mental Illness

Distractions & Increased Mental Illness

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In this episode, I discuss several major mental health issues that are growing during this global pandemic. According to initial research, there is an alarming increase in the number of domestic violence, suicide, drug overdose, and child abuse cases during this pandemic. Now, I know it’s easy to quickly put the blame on macro forces beyond our control such as COVID-19 and the mandatory quarantine. And I agree that there is no doubt these forces play a large role in this increase, but I also want us to explore these issues from a micro perspective as well.  

So in this episode, I talk about how many of us use distractions to manage our mental and emotional struggles, and how many of our distractions have been taken from us seemingly overnight. As a result, a lot of stuff of mental and emotional issues are surfacing for...

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Anxiety & Leaps of Faith

Anxiety & Leaps of Faith

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In this episode, I  talk about taking leaps of faith. Taking a leap of faith essentially means to act on something without being certain of the outcome. For example, when you ask someone on a date, you can’t be certain if they are going to say “Yes” until after you ask. Taking action is actually what produces a certain outcome. When it comes to anxiety recovery most of us strive to be certain before we take action. The problem is there is no way to be certain without taking action so we remain stuck. It’s a complete paradox! Taking leaps of faith is your path to achieve a life that is not controlled by fear and anxiety.

TRANSCRIPT

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All right. Hey my friends and welcome to another episode of the restored mind show. My name's Matt Codde and I'm on this episode. I want to talk about the idea of taking a leap of faith. Now when it comes to, um, you know, working with...

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Letting Go of Control During Crisis

Letting Go of Control During Crisis

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As we continue this series on managing ourselves well during this pandemic. I want to discuss the concept of letting go of control. The overwhelming majority of life is beyond our control. And our inability to be certain about the future can lead to anxiety, which in turn, can lead us to attempting to control things to mitigate potential threats. The problem is that when we spend today trying to control tomorrow we miss out on what today has to offer. And if we miss out on today again and again, eventually we can miss out our entire life. In this episode, I discuss how letting go of control can help us have more internal peace and actually make better choices for our future. 

TRANSCRIPT

Speaker 1 (00:06):

All right. Hey my friends and welcome to another episode of the restored mind show. My name is Matt Codde and thank you so much for taking the time to be with us today. So on this episode...

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Growing Through Crisis

Growing Through Crisis

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In this episode, I am joined by my good friend Jason Schnitzer, to discuss the idea of growing through a crisis. Now this pandemic has forced us to encounter challenges like we have never seen before, but instead of viewing these challenges as something to endure we can view them as opportunities for growth. Check out our discussion as we dive into our personal realizations through this pandemic, and how we can all use this time to cultivate strength, hope, and love. Enjoy!

Part 2: https://youtu.be/pHRqHP_1fUE

Part 3: https://youtu.be/lcbsAmCMve4

TRANSCRIPT

Speaker 1 (00:04):

Hey everyone, and welcome to a, another episode of the restorative minds show. Uh my name is Matt Codde is clinical social worker. And today I have a special guest by the name of Jason Schnitzer on with me and we're gonna try to do something different on the show today. Um, you know, uh, normally it is just me and...

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Anxiety & Resistance

Anxiety & Resistance

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In this episode, I discuss the idea of resistance, which is simply the unwillingness to accept or comply with what is currently happening. During this series, we've been talking about how we can best manage ourselves during this time of crisis. And the reality is that much of the pain and turmoil we experience comes from our resistance to the present moment. Resistance can add more layers of the problem and we are basically creating a domino effect on our community and to the rest of the world. So, it is right to manage our own emotions and practice self-mastery so we can deal greatly and properly with what is happening outside our control.

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Alright. Hey my friends and welcome to another episode of the restored mind show. In this episode we're going to be talking about anxiety and resistance. So for those of you that don't know me, my name's Matt Codde and I'm a licensed clinical social...

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Managing Myself During Crisis

Managing Myself During Crisis

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In this episode, I discuss how we can best manage ourselves as individuals during this global crisis with the coronavirus. It is easy to view oneself as insignificant during this crisis, but the reality is that our countries, our states, our cities, our organizations and our families are made up of individuals. And as individuals, If we can all manage ourselves well through this time, then we will be able to get through this as families, as states and countries, and ultimately on a global level. In this episode, I will share some practical ideas for managing yourself well during this chaotic time. Stay safe everyone!

TRANSCRIPT

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All right. Hey my friends and welcome to another episode of the restored mind show. And on this episode we're going to be talking about managing ourselves or how to best manage ourselves during this time of uncertainty. And so for those of you that don't know me, my name...

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Weathering the Storm of Uncertainty

Weathering the Storm of Uncertainty

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In this episode, I discuss anxiety, uncertainty and weathering the storm of the CoronaVirus. As we face this unfolding global pandemic day by day, we must do our best to navigate the storm both as a society and as individuals. From an individual level we all have a very important role to play, and if we all do our part as individuals we will prevail as a society. In this episode,  I want to share some key ideas to help you personally weather this storm. We, as individuals, can use this crisis as an opportunity to strengthen ourselves and as a result our families, communities and society can emerge stronger as well.

TRANSCRIPT

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All right. Hello and welcome to this episode where we're going to talk about anxiety, uncertainty, and weathering the storm. So my name's Matt Codde. For those of you that don't know, and, uh, welcome to the restored mind show. And on today's episode, again, I...

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Anxiety & Quarantine

Anxiety & Quarantine

Anxiety & Quarantine

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In this episode, I discuss CoronaVirus, anxiety and being quarantined. Right now our world is facing a pandemic and as individuals, it is important that we are not consumed by panic. We must do our best to maintain our personal health (mental and physical) during this time of crisis, especially if you are quarantined or spending a lot of time in isolation. In this episode, I offer some practical things to consider to help maintain a healthy state of mind during this chaotic time.  Enjoy!

TRANSCRIPT

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All right. Hello friends and welcome to another episode of the restored minds show. My name is Matt Codde, I'm a licensed clinical social worker. And in this episode we are going to be talking about the Corona virus and anxiety and kind of just talking about some key things to consider during this time of the world. So, um, you know, in the last week's episode I talked about...

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Corona Virus & Anxiety

Coronavirus & Anxiety

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In this episode, I discuss the CoronaVirus Anxiety. COVID-19 is a new strain that was discovered in 2019, it is a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. In the height of this coronavirus epidemic, we are also in a panic epidemic. Most of us (if not all) are currently experiencing some level of anxiety regarding this CoronaVirus or at least the secondary impact of the virus. Yet, one of the biggest threats that most of us are oblivious to is the increasing level of panic. To counteract this panic situation, we have to start becoming aware when we’re panicking. Anxiety and panic grow by engaging in behaviors that are reinforcing the anxiety.

Please remember that peace starts with your internal environment, not from your external environment. To counteract panic culture we must start with ourselves.

TRANSCRIPT

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All right. Hey friends and...

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OCD & Anxiety Treatment: Recovery is Possible

OCD & Anxiety Treatment: Recovery is Possible

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In this episode, I discuss the idea of recovery and why believing in recovery is so important. Your beliefs can help or hinder your recovery process. When a person is struggling with anxiety operates from the idea that recovery is possible, it can change her/his whole perspective and the path in his/her recovery process. In this episode, I discuss the idea of recovery and the beliefs that a person struggling with anxiety should adapt to achieve success.

TRANSCRIPT

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All right, hello and welcome to this episode where we're going to talk about recovery. And so, um, you know, on our series of OCD and anxiety treatment, I want to talk about the idea of recovery, right? And because obviously that's generally, you know, what we're all striving for. Um, you know, especially as we initially get into this journey, right? When it shows up in our life, we're looking for recovery, right?...

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