Weathering the Storm of Uncertainty
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.
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...
Anxiety & Quarantine
Anxiety & Quarantine
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!
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...
OCD & Anxiety Treatment: Recovery is Possible
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.
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?...
OCD & Anxiety Treatment: The Lens of Anxiety
In this episode, I discuss the idea of the “lens of anxiety”. When someone is struggling with anxiety, there is a thin line between the real world and the world they are seeing skewed by anxiety. It’s like you see the world through a set of anxiety goggles or sunglasses. In this episode, I discuss the lens of anxiety and how important it is to develop awareness when you’re in the lens and to understand that you’re not seeing things how they really are.
All right. Hey there and welcome to this episode where we're going to talk about the lens of anxiety. So again, my name is Matt and I thank you so much for tuning in. And in this series, what we're talking about here is just kind of these big picture concepts on OCD and anxiety treatment and really, um, you know, this idea of recovery and what that means, right? And this concept...
OCD & Anxiety Treatment: How We Justify Living With Anxiety
In this episode, I discuss how we often justify living with anxiety. To put simply, when our anxious minds come up with a potential threat and then we engage in a specific behavior in an attempt to neutralize the threat. We form a false connection. If the perceived threat doesn’t happen, we believe that our safety behavior prevented the event from happening. For example, if I wear my lucky shoes then my plane won’t crash. So we start to make the justification for continuing these safety behaviors and continuing living with anxiety. In this episode, I discuss the problem of justifying anxiety and why breaking these connections is crucial for your recovery.
All right, hello and welcome to this episode where we're going to continue our series on OCD and anxiety treatment and talk about how we justify anxiety. And so, um, you know, this is...
OCD & Anxiety Treatment: The Real Problem with Anxiety
In this episode, I discuss the real problem of living with anxiety and how anxiety is different from fear. A person who is struggling with anxiety will never see anxiety as the real problem because their focus is always drawn to the potential threat their mind has generated. As the anxiety grows, which inevitably happens, her/his life will tend to become smaller and smaller. In this episode, I discuss how important it is to first see the real problem with anxiety before getting help with it.
All right. Hello and welcome to this episode where we're going to talk about the problem with living with OCD and anxiety. So again, my name's Matt Cottey and uh, welcome to the show. And so on. This episode really is going to be a start of a new series. And what I want to talk about is just the overall problem of anxiety and OCD, right? And in this, in this episode...
Religious Obsessions - Scrupulosity - What if I offend God
In this episode, I continue discussing intrusive thoughts under the umbrella category of scrupulosity or religious OCD. In this second part of this series, I discuss specific intrusive thoughts related to fears about offending God, worrying about whether or not you committed a sin, and worrying if something was immoral. I also discuss different compulsions people engage in and important steps in the treatment process.
All right. Hey there everyone, and welcome to a new episode where we're going to talk about religious obsessions and specifically the fear of offending God. And so in this episode, this is a continuation on our series on intrusive thoughts. And specifically, you know, generally speaking, we're talking about OCD, but this can be any form of anxiety, right? Um, but with OCD, what happens is people get, you know, these intrusive thoughts that...
Religious OCD - Scrupulosity - What if I go to hell
In this episode, I discuss a sub-type of intrusive thoughts commonly known as scrupulosity. Scrupulosity is a form of OCD & Anxiety where the person becomes focused on religious or moral issues. In this first part of this series, I discuss specific intrusive thoughts related to fears about hell, the devil, and going to hell. I also discuss different compulsions people engage in and a few very important steps in the treatment process.
OCD Treatment - How do I stop feeling anxiety
In this video, I talk about how trying to stop anxiety will actually make it worse. I also talk about changing your beliefs and relationship with anxiety and different techniques you should consider if you are struggling with ocd and anxiety.
00:00 Okay, hello and welcome to this training on how to stop feeling anxious or how to stop feeling feelings that we don't want to feel. Um, this is part four of this, uh, this training series on really most of the treatment and frequently asked questions that I get about the treatment process and recovery process of OCD. My name is Matt Cottey and I'm a licensed clinical social worker and I'm also the founder of the academy. And again, in this video I want to talk about this idea of trying to stop feelings. Okay? So in part three of this training, um, and there's a little link below if you, if you haven't gone through that yet,...
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