Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Show 086 Resources for Considering Xanax for Anxiety

It is hard to find 100% unbiased information so I would suggest that you read and understand both sides of the arguments regarding taking medications.

In this episode, a look at some of the resources to learning about Alprazolam or the brand name called Xanax.

Hey, I tried something different this week - music Dream Yourself Smooth from Puddle of Infinity.



Resources Mention:


  • CESAR Center for Substance Abuse Research has a database on the most common abused drugs with an information page on Benzodiazepines.
  • Helpguide.org page on anxiety medication.
  • Consumer Version of Merck Manual Overview of Anxiety with a link to Alprazolam near the bottom of the page.
  • Safe Medication page on Alprazolam

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Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Show 085 Five Resources for Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Progressive Muscle Relaxation is a technique that involves tensing muscle and then relaxing those muscles to build a state of relaxation thought the body.

In this episode, a look a five resources that can help to dial down the tension in your muscles and body.






I found a really good video by Cheryl Johnson that demonstrates the technique.




If you're having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Show 084 Meditation Apps, Mental Health Month and You Are Here

A bit of news and then a look at Meditation Oasis Apps and Jenny Lawson's new book You Are Here, An Owner's Manual for Dangerous Minds.

Speaking of dangerous minds; for the next few weeks there might be shorter episodes or a missed week or two as I juggle hauling brimstone down a ravine.

I'll try to be consistent but until I find that rich guy that isn't older than dirt and doesn't have heirs I will continue to work for a living.






If you're having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Resources Mentioned:


  • National Mental Health month from Mental Health America. Their focus this year is on risky behaviors that people tend to use to self medicate. 
  • Instagram has a special web page that focuses on Instagramers and mental health concerns
  • Actress Emma Stone speaking about what she would tell her younger self about anxiety
  • MarketWatch article on what young adults are spending on their mental health treatments.
  • Meditation Oasis Podcast where there are dozens of meditations to listen to and use as part of your treatment process.
  • If you are looking for a specific meditation app such as sleeping, walking mediation or affirmations Meditation Oasis has an app page for Kindle, iOS and Android users.
  • Jenny Lawson's inspirational book, doodle guide and art therapy book You Are here; An Owner's Manual for Dangerous Minds. Publisher is Flatiron Books, a division of Macmillan 
  • Vitaphone recording of Gracie Allen along with her life partner George Burns in Lambchops.


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Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Show 83.5 Dental Anxiety - Encore Presentation

Heavy duty week at Amalgamated Salt and Brimstone. So many people are working their way toward hell we have to open a new branch in Jersey. Not disclosing which Jersey but if you see Zombies that might be the place.

So this is an repeat or as the use to say back in the day an encore presentation of ARP 021. Having a bad tooth and being terrified of going to the dentist.


 


It was much worse when I finally went to the dentist. So much unnecessary pain but I got a podcast out of it. 

If you're having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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Disclaimer:


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Show 083 Royal Hording and Toxic Shame

Burning candles at both ends is tough but what if you have an over abundance of candles? Or shoes. Or clothing you wear maybe one or two times? There are people that we love that have anxiety conditions.

And included is the second part of an exploration of toxic shame, toxic stress and a few resources to possibly set your soul at peace.







If you're having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Resources Mentioned: 



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Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Show 082 Botox and Worry Journals

Just because a doctor makes a statement doesn't mean that you need to take it as gospel. Always double and triple check it out if the statement seems too good to be true. There is no rush and there is no lack.

In this episode a look at Botox for Depression. Actual more questions than answers. Who, what when, where, how, why, and how much?

Cosmetic surgery, psychiatry and psychology are three different domains of medicine. How does injecting a toxin in a certain region of the face help depression?

And also a look at worry journals. If you have Generalized Anxiety Disorder this could be one of the tools that you use to control the worry machine in your head.

I'm still working on shame and toxic shame; I want to find functional resources so I'm try again in a bit.






If you're having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).


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Disclaimer: 



Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Show 081 What Is Shame?

Sometimes fear renders you speechless. This is not good for a podcaster. But if you can find a way to get back to basics. To breath. Relax. Trust what you know to be true you can get back to a functional place.



Resources Mentioned:

 

  • The Up Goer Five Text Editor
  • Mindful.org post on How to Be Mindful when Anxious
  • The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission Page on Depression, PTSD, &Other Mental Health Conditions in the Workplace: Your Legal Rights
  • Brene Brown on Shame Versus Guilt
  • What Is Shame? How is it Different from Guilt at Verywell.com
  • Also on Verywell.com PTSD and Shame
  • 2003 Beyond Intractable essay by Phil Barker What Is Guilt? What Is Shame?  
  • John Bradshaw's channel on YouTube. There are other videos of John Bradshaw that have been uploaded by unauthorized sources. You may or may not find segments of Healing the Shame that Binds.


  • If you're having suicidal thoughts, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for immediate help: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
     

    Disclaimer:


    Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements.

    Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

    This podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only.

    Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.