The Mental Health Today Show

John Cordray

The Mental Health Today Show encourages and inspires people to work on their mental health. John Cordray is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a board-certified counselor, the host of the Mental Health Today Show, and one of the leading voices of emotionally healthy living. John talks about anxiety, anger, marriage, lifestyle, depression, and more. Listen as John talks about how to keep calm from the stress of life. Disclaimer: The Mental Health Today Show is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as therapy. If you are seeking therapy, please contact a licensed therapist for help. www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com read less

How Good Human Work Takes Care of the Mental, Emotional, and Relational Health of Founders, and Investors with Shelly Smith
5d ago
How Good Human Work Takes Care of the Mental, Emotional, and Relational Health of Founders, and Investors with Shelly Smith
Shelly Smith is a licensed therapist, and co-founder of Good Human Work. She believes that founders should take care of their mental and relational health first and foremost. Shelly has personally seen the consequences of not taking care of mental and relational health and understands the importance of investing in this aspect of business for the long-term success of any organization. At Good Human Work, Shelly and her team of licensed therapists and business consultants provide Team Therapy to organizations. Team Therapy is a specialized service that supports the relationships of co-founders, teams, leadership, family-owned businesses, and other stakeholders whose mental health and relationships will impact an organization and have a healing effect. Good Human Work also provides individual, couple, and family therapy to founders, which can be beneficial in addressing the unique mental and relational health issues they may be facing. Shelly believes that taking time to focus on mental and relational health will help to protect the humanity of founders, and in turn, protect and support the entire business. Shelly is passionate about helping founders, investors, and accelerators understand the importance of mental and relational health in a business setting. She often spends time talking to them about how to take care of this aspect of their business in order to ensure its success. At Good Human Work, Shelly and her team are dedicated to helping founders, teams, and organizations take care of their mental health and relationships in order to create a healthy business environment. Through their therapy and business services, they strive to help organizations achieve success and longevity. Learn more about Good Human Work at goodhumanwork.com Smells Like Humans Like listening to funny friends discuss curious human behavior. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Support the showRate the show: If you enjoyed this episode, please consider providing an honest rating of the show here www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com/reviews/new . Disclaimer: The Mental Health Today Show is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as therapy. If you are seeking therapy, please contact a licensed therapist for help.
Prospera Offers Low-Cost Cognitive Behavioral Mental Healthcare With Andrea Niles
Jan 16 2023
Prospera Offers Low-Cost Cognitive Behavioral Mental Healthcare With Andrea Niles
Prospera Offers Low-Cost Cognitive Behavioral Mental Healthcare With Andrea Niles Andrea is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive expertise in developing integrated, digitally-enabled behavioral health interventions. In her career she uses technology to improve engagement, effectiveness, and efficiency of behavioral health services. Her experience bridges clinical work, statistics, machine learning, programming, research, and project management. And she has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals on behavioral therapies for anxiety and depression. Andrea is also the founder Prospera Mental Health and Wellness, with the goal of making high quality mental health care more accessible and affordable. Prospera is the only nationwide provider of low-cost cognitive behavioral therapy, the most effective treatment approach for anxiety and depression. For more information about Prospera visit https://prosperamhw.com/ Smells Like Humans Like listening to funny friends discuss curious human behavior. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Support the showRate the show: If you enjoyed this episode, please consider providing an honest rating of the show here www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com/reviews/new . Disclaimer: The Mental Health Today Show is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as therapy. If you are seeking therapy, please contact a licensed therapist for help.
How One Man Turned A Mental Health Crisis Into Helping Others With Justin Hayes
Jan 2 2023
How One Man Turned A Mental Health Crisis Into Helping Others With Justin Hayes
How One Man Turned A Mental Health Crisis Into Helping Others With Justin Hayes Justin has over 17 years of international business and marketing experience across a variety of industries including steel, electric, and healthcare. He has used his knowledge and expertise to help improve and grow businesses, as well as help, develop marketing programs, create products, and build customer relationships. But Justin is more than just an experienced business professional – he is also an entrepreneur, mental health advocate, and author. Justin is the founder of Voices for Voices, an organization dedicated to destigmatizing mental health and mental illness. His advocacy is deeply personal, as he himself lives with depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, and he is on the autism spectrum. In his autobiography, “Prescription for Living”, Justin shares his story of mental illness, resilience, and recovery. He offers advice and encouragement to readers to strive for mental wellness, empowering them to take control of their lives and find the courage to ask for help. Justin’s story of resilience and strength is an inspiration to all of us. Through his advocacy, he is helping to erase the stigma of mental illness and encouraging us to be kinder to ourselves and to those around us. Justin’s journey of success and triumph is a testament to the power of the human spirit and a reminder that it is possible to overcome even the most challenging obstacles. Learn more about Voices for Voices at https://www.voicesforvoices.org Smells Like Humans Like listening to funny friends discuss curious human behavior. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Support the showRate the show: If you enjoyed this episode, please consider providing an honest rating of the show here www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com/reviews/new . Disclaimer: The Mental Health Today Show is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as therapy. If you are seeking therapy, please contact a licensed therapist for help.
How The Internal Family Systems Model Can Help Build Confidence Online With Wendy Kendall
Dec 26 2022
How The Internal Family Systems Model Can Help Build Confidence Online With Wendy Kendall
How The Internal Family Systems Model Can Help Build Confidence Online With Wendy Kendall Wendy Kendall is co-founder of The Self-Led Practice—the healthy virtual workplace for mental health professionals. She is a British Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Internal Family Systems Practitioner who specializes in helping self-employed psychologists how to grow their private practices.  She started her 25-year career as a psychologist for the British Army before moving overseas and running her own talent development consultancy. When it comes to building confidence online, the Internal Family Systems Model (IFS) has proven to be an incredibly effective tool for self-employed psychologists. IFS is a therapeutic model that promotes self-leadership and self-discovery. It's based on the idea that we all have an "internal family" of parts, each with their own needs and desires, and that by learning to recognize, understand and work with these parts, we can create a balanced and self-nurturing environment within ourselves. In Wendy Kendall's approach to IFS, she takes into account the unique characteristics of each individual's internal family and uses her experience as an occupational psychologist to create an environment that is more conducive to self-development and self-confidence. She helps her clients to recognize, understand and work with their internal parts in order to build a healthy relationship with themselves and their environment. This in turn can help them to build confidence online and in their professional life. Wendy has created a series of online courses and resources to help her clients build their self-confidence, including webinars, workshops, and online courses designed to help them develop their self-awareness and create a space for self-exploration. In addition, she has created a private online community where her clients can share experiences, get support and resources, and engage in conversation with other professionals in the field. By understanding how their internal family works, Wendy's clients can better understand how to manage their feelings, thoughts, and behavior in order to create an environment that is conducive to self-growth and development. Through this process, they can learn to recognize and value their own strengths and weaknesses and use them to their advantage in order to become more confident and successful online. As a psychologist, Wendy Kendall has helped countless people gain more self-confidence and build better lives. With her unique insight and experience, she has created an amazing tool to help mental health professionals gain more control of their lives and build their businesses by building their confidence online. If you're looking to build your self-confidence and take control of your life, the Internal Family Systems Model can help. With her online courses and resources, you can learn Smells Like Humans Like listening to funny friends discuss curious human behavior. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Support the showRate the show: If you enjoyed this episode, please consider providing an honest rating of the show here www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com/reviews/new . Disclaimer: The Mental Health Today Show is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as therapy. If you are seeking therapy, please contact a licensed therapist for help.
When Should You Seek Couples Counseling With Elizabeth Hinkle
Dec 19 2022
When Should You Seek Couples Counseling With Elizabeth Hinkle
When Should You Seek Couples Counseling With Elizabeth Hinkle Elizabeth Hinkle is a licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed in Virginia, Kansas, and Washington, and has a telehealth private practice, MH Matters, LLC. Elizabeth started her career as a Recreation Therapist and had the opportunity to work with military/veterans, the elderly, and adolescents. It was during this time she was trained in Dialectal Behavior Therapy. Elizabeth sees individual clients of all ages as well as couples and uses a systemic perspective to provide support for relationships, parenting, and family dynamics. Are you having problems in your relationship? Are things not working out as expected? Are you considering couples therapy? If so, you may have already heard of Elizabeth Hinkle. Elizabeth is an experienced couples therapist who is trained in Dialectal Behavior Therapy and provides couples counseling to individuals of all ages. Elizabeth offers couples counseling that is focused on solving the underlying issues affecting your relationship. She helps couples to become aware of their communication patterns and the underlying dynamics that are causing conflicts in the relationship. Through her counseling, she encourages couples to learn how to better communicate, understand each other, resolve conflicts, and build healthier relationships. When should you seek couples counseling with Elizabeth Hinkle? The answer is when one or both partners feel that something needs to be done to improve the relationship. In many cases, couples wait until things have gotten so bad that they can no longer handle the stress and tensions in the relationship. But, by this time, it's usually too late. Elizabeth believes the best time to seek couples counseling is when the issues in the relationship begin to arise. It is important to be proactive and address the issues as soon as possible. If you wait too long, it could be difficult to restore the relationship to a healthy state. Therefore, don't wait until things have gotten too bad. Seek help as soon as you start to feel overwhelmed and like you cannot take it anymore. Elizabeth has the experience and knowledge to help couples work through their difficulties. Her couples counseling is aimed at helping couples identify and understand the patterns of communication and behavior that are causing issues in the relationship. She helps couples develop communication skills and healthy boundaries that can improve the overall relationship. If you are ready to take the next step in your relationship and get the help that you need, then you should consider seeking couples counseling with Elizabeth Hinkle. She will help you to identify and address the underlying issues in your relationship and work with you to develop a healthier and more fulfilling relationship. Find out more about Elizabeth here Smells Like Humans Like listening to funny friends discuss curious human behavior. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Support the showRate the show: If you enjoyed this episode, please consider providing an honest rating of the show here www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com/reviews/new . Disclaimer: The Mental Health Today Show is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as therapy. If you are seeking therapy, please contact a licensed therapist for help.
Working With High-Risk And Most Vulnerable Mental Health Populations With Jill FitzGerald
Nov 21 2022
Working With High-Risk And Most Vulnerable Mental Health Populations With Jill FitzGerald
Working With High-Risk And Most Vulnerable Mental Health Populations With Jill FitzGerald Jill FitzGerald, MSW, LICSW, Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations at Confidant Health, is a clinical leader and operations expert. She has designed and implemented innovative care-team models across multiple states and care settings to align high-quality behavioral health service delivery with value-based payments.  At Confidant Health, Jill is designing the future of virtual care for addiction by leveraging both her clinical expertise and the use of technology to support data-driven care-team model design, implementation, and intervention efficacy.  Jill has worked with some of the most high-risk/high need and vulnerable populations in her 20 years of experience in the behavioral health space.  She has worked as a forensic interviewer, in the child welfare system, as a family and criminal court expert witness, as an adjunct faculty member, as a leader of evidence-based assertive community treatment models to support individuals with serious mental illness, and as a leader of care team models she designed and implemented specific to individuals with complex medical and behavioral health needs. Smells Like Humans Like listening to funny friends discuss curious human behavior. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Support the showRate the show: If you enjoyed this episode, please consider providing an honest rating of the show here www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com/reviews/new . Disclaimer: The Mental Health Today Show is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as therapy. If you are seeking therapy, please contact a licensed therapist for help.
Music Inspired By Life’s Losses And Victories With Singer-Songwriter Beza
Nov 14 2022
Music Inspired By Life’s Losses And Victories With Singer-Songwriter Beza
Music Inspired By Life’s Losses And Victories With Singer-Songwriter Beza Beza is a Chinese-American music producer, songwriter, and artist who is passionate about using music to bring healing, hope, and restoration. Beza's signature sound combines the honesty and poetry of singer-songwriter music with the groove and ear candy of pop, creating a unique blend of depth and fun.  After completing a degree in Music Production and Audio Engineering from Berklee College of Music, Beza worked at high-profile studios in LA/Nashville and went on to create her own studio space to host sessions.  Her projects have amassed over a million streams, and she has engineered and worked for high-profile artists/projects including Carrie Underwood, Pentatonix, Karmin, A Star is Born (2018), and Coco. Additionally, Beza is also an active musician and has appeared on The Late Night Show with Seth Myers and The Recording Academy’s online series Grammy Press Play. Learn more about Beza here: belinda-huang.com Smells Like Humans Like listening to funny friends discuss curious human behavior. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Support the showRate the show: If you enjoyed this episode, please consider providing an honest rating of the show here www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com/reviews/new . Disclaimer: The Mental Health Today Show is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as therapy. If you are seeking therapy, please contact a licensed therapist for help.
How NuLife Virtual Is Revolutionizing Behavioral Health Treatment With J.D. Meints
Oct 24 2022
How NuLife Virtual Is Revolutionizing Behavioral Health Treatment With J.D. Meints
How NuLife Virtual Is Revolutionizing Behavioral Health Treatment With J.D. Meints J.D. Meints is the Founder & CEO of NuLife Virtual, a Digital Behavioral Health Platform & APP. J.D. has been an entrepreneur in tech for more than 20 years, first in the real estate sector and then in an e-commerce company. He was successful as a businessman, and that success led in part to a lifestyle of drinking and drug use. For years he kept it together, partying hard, feeding his addiction, then recovering enough to operate his business and keep his family intact. But in 2012 the walls began to crumble around him. First, he was kicked out of his own business. Then, after a particularly hard night, his wife confronted him with an ultimatum: Get sober or get out. “That was the last straw,” says Meints. That night he drove around their California neighborhood trying to decide what to do next. For a week he drove around town to different Alcoholics Anonymous meetings but couldn’t get up the nerve to walk inside. Then he’d go home and lie to his wife that he’d been to the meeting. “A week later, I finally went into a meeting, and I never looked back,” says Meints. Baring his soul with honesty and vulnerability to a group of strangers was eye-opening for Meints, and it was also just the beginning. Pretty quickly, his entrepreneurial nature was triggered once again, and he dove headlong into in-person treatment centers. He launched his own brick-and-mortar clinic in California, and the experience of helping others face the demons he was so familiar with changed his life. “I’ll never forget picking up our first patient from the airport. To watch him go through this transition was amazing, and then to get these phone calls from moms, dads, or brothers, saying, you gave them their life back. I knew everything in my life had led me to this point.” Once he had a few years of running physical rehab clinics under his belt, Meints decided it was time for a platform upgrade. From his experience in tech as a serial entrepreneur, he knew there were ways to improve care and lower costs, and that addiction recovery was lacking in its tech infrastructure. Thus, Nulife Virtual was born. Learn more about NuLife Virtual at nulifevirtual.com Smells Like Humans Like listening to funny friends discuss curious human behavior. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Support the showRate the show: If you enjoyed this episode, please consider providing an honest rating of the show here www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com/reviews/new . Disclaimer: The Mental Health Today Show is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as therapy. If you are seeking therapy, please contact a licensed therapist for help.
Motivo Health Is Changing The Way Mental Health Professionals Find Clinical Supervision With Rachel McCrickard And Dr. Carla Smith
Oct 17 2022
Motivo Health Is Changing The Way Mental Health Professionals Find Clinical Supervision With Rachel McCrickard And Dr. Carla Smith
Motivo Health Is Changing The Way Mental Health Professionals Find Clinical Supervision With Rachel McCrickard And Dr. Carla Smith Motivo is a virtual clinical supervision platform for behavioral health employers. Motivo helps aspiring therapists, social workers, behavior analysts, and psychologists complete and maintain their licensure through virtual clinical supervision and continuing education. My two guests today are CEO and founder Rachel McCrickard, and Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Carla Smith. A few questions we cover in this episode: What is the process of becoming a licensed therapist?Why is finding clinical supervision so difficult?How does Motivo Health make it easier for clinicians to find supervision?What are the barriers for pre-licensed mental health professionals after they graduate? In areas where clinical supervisors are rare, how can therapists and their clients access quality mental health services? Motivo Health fills in the gaps for mental health professionals. In this episode of the Mental Health Today Podcast, John welcomes Motivo Health CEO and founder Rachel McCrickard and Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Carla Smith. With both background and expertise in marriage and family therapy, as well as social work, they have witnessed the gaps in the industry and have found ways to address them. While it may be tough in rural areas to find good clinical supervisors with related expertise and cultural background, Motivo Health makes it easier for their clients. As a mental health tech company, Motivo Health offers a platform for behavioral health employers such as aspiring therapists, social workers, behavioral analysts, and psychologists to complete and maintain their licensure through virtual means. This includes clinical supervision, continuing education, and a seamless licensure process so therapists receive validation for their expertise – treating people who need help the most. [Timecodes] [02:19] What is Motivo Health? [03:40] Introducing Rachel McCrickard and Dr. Carla Smith [10:17] What is culturally responsive care? [12:19] What is the typical process of becoming a licensed therapist? [16:42] Finding clinical supervision these days is difficult. [20:10] Motivo is making it easier for people to find clinical supervisors. [23:22] How can pre-licensed therapists find a good supervisor on Motivo Health? [24:47] How can supervisors get connected to Motivo Health? [29:49] Self-care tips Additional Resources: Visit Motivo Health’s Official Website: motivohealth.com Connect with Rachel McCrickard: www.linkedin.com/in/rachelmccrickard Connect with Dr. Carla Smith: www.linkedin.com/in/drcarlasmith Your revie Smells Like Humans Like listening to funny friends discuss curious human behavior. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Support the showRate the show: If you enjoyed this episode, please consider providing an honest rating of the show here www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com/reviews/new . Disclaimer: The Mental Health Today Show is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as therapy. If you are seeking therapy, please contact a licensed therapist for help.
Mindfulness Strategies To Calm Stress And Anxiety With Dr. Cindy Tsai
Oct 17 2022
Mindfulness Strategies To Calm Stress And Anxiety With Dr. Cindy Tsai
Mindfulness Strategies To Calm Stress And Anxiety With Dr. Cindy Tsai Dr. Cindy Tsai is a board-certified physician, bestselling author, mindfulness teacher, speaker, and life coach who is committed to helping high-achievers live their best life with ease. She earned BA and MS degrees from Johns Hopkins University and MD degree from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.  As a physician and patient, Dr. Tsai saw and experienced the impact of chronic stress on the body and was compelled to do more than prescribe medications as a bandaid. Through her own healing journey, she explored and trained in a wide range of solution-oriented therapeutic modalities and now emphasizes taking an integrative approach to wellness.  As author of the bestselling book, "So Much Better: Life-Changing Strategies to Develop Calm, Confidence, and Curiosity to Become an Inspiring Success Story", she introduces a radical path to well-being, through creating the Inspiring Success Story MethodTM. This method offers clients a diverse range of mind-body-spirit techniques to expand the possibilities of achieving their dreams.  Dr. Tsai is an award-winning physician who has been nationally recognized, featured and published in a range of media including mindbodygreen, US News, Doximity, KevinMD, Medium, and more. She is grateful to share her expertise and passion to guide as many as possible in the journey of self-discovery to recognize the importance of self-care as a wellness practice to lead and enjoy a life of ease. Link to Dr. Tsai’s book (https://www.cindytsaimd.com/book or https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09Y4W1JNL?&_encoding=UTF8&tag=cindytsaim0b9-20) and a picture as well. Dr. Tsai also has a free resource guide to "Create Your Own Calm" for those who are interested: https://cindytsaimd.com/calm and all Dr. Tsai's social media platforms are @cindytsaimd (linkedin, instagram, fb, twitter, tiktok, youtube).   Smells Like Humans Like listening to funny friends discuss curious human behavior. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Support the showRate the show: If you enjoyed this episode, please consider providing an honest rating of the show here www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com/reviews/new . Disclaimer: The Mental Health Today Show is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as therapy. If you are seeking therapy, please contact a licensed therapist for help.
GEM Academy Is Helping Teen Girls Battle Body Image And Weight Issues With Jim Hershey
Oct 10 2022
GEM Academy Is Helping Teen Girls Battle Body Image And Weight Issues With Jim Hershey
GEM Academy Is Helping Teen Girls Battle Body Image And Weight Issues With Jim Hershey Jim is the founder and executive director of GEM Academy, a solutions-based treatment program for adolescent girls who struggle with obesity. The format of GEM Academy is similar to a boarding school with a curriculum inclusive of high school general studies, nutrition and culinary, fitness, therapy, community service, and experiential learning. For the last 14 years, Jim has specialized exclusively in therapeutic work with overweight teens and young adults, with an emphasis on immersion programs, long-term treatment, and aftercare. Jim worked as a clinician working with college athletes in the field of sport psychology. He has amassed over 8000 hours of direct client work in this specialty putting Jim in a small, exclusive group of clinicians in the world. As a member of the Obesity Action Coalition Jim is a constant advocate and educator regarding the causes of obesity and effective interventions. Learn more about GEM Academy here - gemacademyaz.com *** Please consider leaving a review of the show - it will really help the show reach more people - thank you! Learn more about John Cordray at www.johncordray.com   Smells Like Humans Like listening to funny friends discuss curious human behavior. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Support the showRate the show: If you enjoyed this episode, please consider providing an honest rating of the show here www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com/reviews/new . Disclaimer: The Mental Health Today Show is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as therapy. If you are seeking therapy, please contact a licensed therapist for help.
Men’s Mental Health And Why It Matters With Dr. Elena Herrera
Oct 10 2022
Men’s Mental Health And Why It Matters With Dr. Elena Herrera
Men’s Mental Health And Why It Matters With Dr. Elena Herrera In a society where men are often labeled as problem solvers, how can they seek help when they have their own personal problems? In this episode, John welcomes Dr. Elena Herrera, a therapist and licensed psychologist in San Jose, California. She serves as an associate director at a large psychology clinic in the Bay Area.  With her extensive knowledge and over 15 years of experience treating children and adults, she offers psychological help in her private practice. She also provides clinical training for future psychologists.  Today, Elena focuses on treating issues of men’s mental health. Major stressors include the pressure to stay tough at the workplace and in their personal lives.  Elena explains why it’s not a weakness to seek help especially when men need it most. Life’s circumstances often get in the way, but processing overwhelming emotions and accessing treatments should not be taken for granted. [Timecodes] 2:22 How do men seek help for their mental health? 3:37 What are the common issues among men? 8:33 What is the best way to encourage men to seek help? 13:24 It’s time to debunk the stereotype of men being problem-solvers.  15:00 There’s nothing stronger than a man who seeks help.  17:05 Men often make excuses for not going to therapy.  19:22 What are some tips to manage stress? 22:46 Why does men’s mental health matter? 26:35 Dr. Herrera gives her self-care tips.  Connect with Dr. Elena Herrera: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elena-herrera-psy-d-9737024/  Rate the show: If you enjoyed this episode, please consider providing an honest rating of the show here www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com/reviews/new .  Your review will really help the show reach more people - thank you!  Learn more about John Cordray at www.johncordray.com   Disclaimer: The Mental Health Today Show is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as therapy. If you are seeking therapy, please contact a licensed therapist for help. Smells Like Humans Like listening to funny friends discuss curious human behavior. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Support the showRate the show: If you enjoyed this episode, please consider providing an honest rating of the show here www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com/reviews/new . Disclaimer: The Mental Health Today Show is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as therapy. If you are seeking therapy, please contact a licensed therapist for help.
Mental Health And Sports Psychology In The NBA With Dr. Alex Auerbach
Oct 3 2022
Mental Health And Sports Psychology In The NBA With Dr. Alex Auerbach
Mental Health And Sports Psychology In The NBA With Dr. Alex Auerbach Dr. Alex Auerbach is the Director of Wellness and Development for the Toronto Raptors. He joined the Toronto Raptors after serving as the Director of Clinical and Sport Psychology for the University of Arizona. Dr. Auerbach has worked with NCAA Division-I schools in the Pac-12, ACC, Big 12, and Conference USA. Dr. Auerbach earned his doctoral degree in counseling psychology with a specialization in sports and performance psychology from the University of North Texas. He received a Master’s in Business Administration from Salve Regina University and a Bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Arizona. Dr. Auerbach is a member of the American Psychological Association’s Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology) and Division 17 (Counseling Psychology), as well as the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. Dr. Auerbach is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, a Licensed Psychologist, and a member of the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry. Most people often associate athletes as formidable forces due to their excellent performances in their sports. But like any human being, athletes also have a soft side to bear. All aspects of their life need care.  Sports psychologists address the mental health conditions of athletes. In this episode, John welcomes Dr. Alex Auerbach, the director of wellness and development for the Toronto Raptors.  As a sports psychologist, Alex helps athletes cope with all issues that they need to overcome to reach their peak performance. Whether these issues include pressures involving their careers or some personal dilemmas that hinder them from achieving their goals, he makes sure that athletes deal with these aspects with mindfulness and self-regulated learning.  His background in football has made him more empathetic toward what professional athletes are dealing with in the sports arena. His educational background is also aligned with his passion. He received his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of North Texas.  He is also a member of the United States Olympic Committee Sports Psychology Registry and the American Psychological Association Division 7.  [Timecodes] 02:53 Dr. Alex Auerbach got involved with sports psychology by focusing on his passion.  05:13 NBA has a wellness program.  07:33 What does Alex’s day-to-day look like? 09:27 What is sports psychology? 12:20 What is the best advice for athletes? 15:11 What is self-regulated learning? 17:40 What does the United States Olympic Committee Sports Psychology Registry do? 18:40 What is Alex’s advice for professionals aiming for a career in sports psychology? 24:40 The environment influences human behavior.  28:43 Alex shares his self-care tips.  Additional Resources Reac Smells Like Humans Like listening to funny friends discuss curious human behavior. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Support the showRate the show: If you enjoyed this episode, please consider providing an honest rating of the show here www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com/reviews/new . Disclaimer: The Mental Health Today Show is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as therapy. If you are seeking therapy, please contact a licensed therapist for help.
From Living With Social Anxiety to Becoming A Certified Nutrition Coach With Mark Metry
Oct 3 2022
From Living With Social Anxiety to Becoming A Certified Nutrition Coach With Mark Metry
From Living With Social Anxiety to Becoming A Certified Nutrition Coach With Mark Metry Mark has been featured in over 250 podcasts and media like Forbes magazine, Mindvalley, Influencive, Inc Magazine, Huff Post, Fearless Motivation, and Spartan.  His podcast, Humans 2.0 (now The Mark Metry Show) has received over 75 Million views.  Mark’s podcast hit #96 of the top podcasts in the world along with Tim Ferriss, NPR, Lewis Howes & Gary Vaynerchuk. Mark was recently chosen as LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voice in Mental Health with over 100,000 followers, he is a 2x TEDx Speaker, and he is a coach and best-selling author of “Screw Being Shy”. Your diet affects your mental health. As your brain absorbs nutrients in your body, the source of these nutrients matters most. It’s best to maintain a healthy lifestyle based on what you eat.   Certified nutrition coach and best-selling author Mark Metry explains how the food you eat affects the inner workings of your brain. His extensive knowledge of the connection between food and mental health is based on his personal experience in overcoming his anxiety, depression, and struggles by improving his diet and changing his routine. A significant change always begins with the first step.  Mark hosts his own podcast, The Mark Metry Show, which has earned 75 million views. He is the author of the best-selling book, Screw Being Shy. With his massive influence on social media, he has made it to the Top 10 Voice in Mental Health on LinkedIn. As a nutrition coach, he helps his clients implement routines and maintain diet plans that help them achieve a healthier lifestyle.  [Timecodes] [0:00] Introduction [02:30] Mark Metry’s social anxiety stems from his childhood.  [05:30] Mark launched his own podcast to help him cope with mental health struggles [08:03] What are Mark’s defining moments? [13:45] Cognitive distortions will influence your perceptions.  [16:18] What is the cognitive bias codex? [17:25] Mark tried out all kinds of diets.  [18:40] Nutritional psychology is a branch of science that connects diet and mental health.  [23:28] John explains the five important things to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  [24:31] What is a certified nutrition coach? [27:01] Mark shares his self-care routine.  [30:15] John shares his self-care routine.  Connect with Mark Metry: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/ Visit his official website: https://www.markmetry.com/  Rate the show: If you enjoyed this episode, please consider providing an honest rating of the show here www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com/reviews/new . Your review will really help the show reach more people - thank you!  Smells Like Humans Like listening to funny friends discuss curious human behavior. Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Support the showRate the show: If you enjoyed this episode, please consider providing an honest rating of the show here www.mentalhealthtodayshow.com/reviews/new . Disclaimer: The Mental Health Today Show is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as therapy. If you are seeking therapy, please contact a licensed therapist for help.