Shrinking the Issues

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Guilt-free Parenting (Live Show 9/22/2020)

In this episode, the hosts discuss how to parent proudly with less guilt and how to stay away from parent shaming. They discussed screen time, using hired help, engaging in self-care and bringing more joy to the home as ways reduce the guilt and increase positive feelings. They also discussed how the negative feelings as a parents can trickle down to the kids and why the healthiest parents are happiest parents, which sometimes takes a village. 

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For more information about our podcast, go to: www.shrinkingtheissues.com

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To learn more about the hosts, visit:

Dr. Josh Spitalnick bio

Dr. Dion Metzger bio

 

Is it imposter syndrome or impostor syndrome? (Live Show 9/8/2020)

In this episode, the hosts discuss imposter syndrome and how doubting ourselves and our abilities gets in the way of our joy and success. They discussed some of the factors that lead to this problem, including upbringing, self-esteem, and perfectionistic tendencies. Guests shared some of their experiences with the feeling of being an imposer ob the job and how they overcame it to find their confidence in the workplace. 

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For more information about our podcast, go to: www.shrinkingtheissues.com

Like and follow us on Facebook @ ShrinkingtheIssues or on IG @ ShrinkingtheIssues

To learn more about the hosts, visit:

Dr. Josh Spitalnick bio

Dr. Dion Metzger bio

 

Can you forgive without an apology? (Live Show 9/1/2020)

In this episode, the hosts discuss the power of forgiveness, both forgiving the people in your life and how you forgive yourself so raw emotions don't keep you ruminating and stuck. Guests shared some of their own life experiences that led to moments of forgiveness, how to do this without lingering feelings of regret, and how getting that apology is not necessary to make the decision to move on. 

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For more information about our podcast, go to: www.shrinkingtheissues.com

Like and follow us on Facebook @ ShrinkingtheIssues or on IG @ ShrinkingtheIssues

To learn more about the hosts, visit:

Dr. Josh Spitalnick bio

Dr. Dion Metzger bio

 

 

Breaking bad habits (Live Show 8/25/20)

In this episode, the hosts highlighted common bad habits that can destroy happiness and they discuss decisions and actions to reduce the bad habits in your life, including setting limits with toxic people who complain too much. Guests shared some of their own habits that get them stuck, which led to discussions about the importance saying NO to bad habits and why enjoying other people's happiness can reduce your own bad habit of jealousy. 

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For more information about our podcast, go to: www.shrinkingtheissues.com

Like and follow us on Facebook @ ShrinkingtheIssues or on IG @ ShrinkingtheIssues

To learn more about the hosts, visit:

Dr. Josh Spitalnick bio

Dr. Dion Metzger bio

 

 

Best breakup advice (Live Show 8/18/20)

In this episode, the hosts tackle breakups and what advice you would give your former self to move beyond heartbreak. They discussed self-care, forgiveness, love languages, and the uncertainty of closure. Guests brought up the challenges of being the fixer in the relationship and how to not overstay your welcome in a relationship.

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For more information about our podcast, go to: www.shrinkingtheissues.com

Like and follow us on Facebook @ ShrinkingtheIssues or on IG @ ShrinkingtheIssues

To learn more about the hosts, visit:

Dr. Josh Spitalnick bio

Dr. Dion Metzger bio

What’s your biggest fear? (Live Show 8/11/2020)

In this live show, the hosts discuss some of the most commonly reported fears, how to tell the difference between every day fears, medical issues, and those anxiety symptoms actually might need treatment from a mental health professional. Callers asked about imposter syndrome, living in fear of success and failure, and reacting with fear to various distressing objects or visuals, called phobias. 

As always, If you or someone is is need, here are the resources discussed in the show and and more for those struggling with anxiety:

Made of Millions-OCD Resources

Natasha Daniels, LCSW Youtube Channel (for anxiety and OCD in children and parents)

Anxiety Depression Association of America

International OCD Foundation

Selective Mutism Association 

Riley's Wish Foundation (for those with anxiety and co-occuring substance abuse)

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For more information about our podcast, go to: www.shrinkingtheissues.com

Like and follow us on Facebook @ ShrinkingtheIssues or on IG @ ShrinkingtheIssues

To learn more about the hosts, visit:

Dr. Josh Spitalnick bio

Dr. Dion Metzger bio

Lessons learned in quarantine (Live Show 8/4/2020)

In our newest format (Live call-in show podcast), the hosts discussed various "aha" realizations that impact all of us and our mental health, including changes in every day behaviors such as sleep and structure in the home. They discussed the impacts of quarantine on romantic and family relationships and the positive impact of expanding telehealth services for everyone in need, increasing the accessibility and availability of treatment providers. Callers raised issued related to self-care and making necessary changes when you realize you are in a toxic situation and that we all need to "tweak" our lives when a change is needed. 

 

If you or someone is in need, here are the resources discussed in the show:

Get immediate help in a crisis:

-Call 911

-Disaster Distress Helpline : 1-800-985-5990 (press 2 for Spanish),

or text TalkWithUs for English or Hablanos for Spanish to 66746.

-National Suicide Prevention Lifeline : 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for

English, 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish, or Lifeline Crisis Chat .

-National Domestic Violence Hotline : 1-800-799-7233 or text

LOVEIS to 22522

-National Child Abuse Hotline : 1-800-4AChild (1-800-422-4453) or

text 1-800-422-4453

-National Sexual Assault Hotline : 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or Online

Chat

-The Eldercare Locator : 1-800-677-1116 

Veteran’s Crisis Line : 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Crisis Chat or

text: 8388255

For substance abuse resources: 

SAMHSA’s National Helpline : 1-800-662-HELP (4357) and TTY 1-

800-487-4889

 

For more information about our podcast, go to: www.shrinkingtheissues.com

Like and follow us on Facebook @ ShrinkingtheIssues or on IG @ ShrinkingtheIssues

To learn more about the hosts, visit:

Dr. Josh Spitalnick bio

Dr. Dion Metzger bio

Episode 8: Who should be your therapist

In this episode, we discuss how to find a therapist that is right for you based on several factors, such as personal preferences, the problem areas you are concerned about, or when there's a specific kind of therapy you should be looking for based on the science of psychotherapy. We explore many questions asked by therapy seekers, such as "How do I know if my therapist is a good fit,” “I want to start therapy but how do I find a therapist," and one of the most common, “I had an awful therapy session once, should I give it another try?” Regardless of which therapist you choose, we believe in the power and effectiveness of therapy and hope that if you are in need, you find someone to help you become an agent of change to find your happiness. 

 

Psychologytoday.com

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Anxiety Depression Association of America

International OCD Foundation

American Psychological Association

 

For more information about our podcast, go to: www.shrinkingtheissues.com

Like and follow us on Facebook @ ShrinkingtheIssues or on IG @ ShrinkingtheIssues

To learn more about the hosts, visit:

Dr. Josh Spitalnick bio

Dr. Dion Metzger bio

Episode 7: Is it enough

In this episode, the hosts discuss the recent actions corporations are taking in response to BLM initiatives, the positive psychological impact of recent supreme court rulings, and how the psychology of oppression demoralizes those who have been marginalized. The hosts also discuss the emotional impact of witnessing killings on the daily news cycle and they offer guidance on self care for anyone feeling depressed or traumatized by being exposed to so much violence.

Trauma and Anxiety Online resources:

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Anxiety Depression Association of America

International OCD Foundation

American Psychological Association

 

For more information about our podcast, go to: www.shrinkingtheissues.com

Like and follow us on Facebook @ ShrinkingtheIssues or on IG @ ShrinkingtheIssues

To learn more about the hosts, visit:

Dr. Josh Spitalnick bio

Dr. Dion Metzger bio

Episode 6: Social Media: The good, the bad, and the trolls

In this episode, the positive and negative impact of social media is explored along with its impact our mental health. The hosts discuss the need for caution when personal disclosures are shared on social media and how, even the best intentions, this can backfire when it is met with cyberbullying. The hosts talk about how our brains easily gravitate towards negative content and how this gets exploited within the space of social media. Identifying legitimate online mental health resources is also discussed in this podcast, with links below to specific ones highlighted in this episode.

  

Natasha Daniels, LCSW AT Parenting Youtube Channel: 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuoDSSCePQ6xkbi2FJNm9kA

US Commercial Airline Crash Data:

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/13/colgan-air-crash-10-years-ago-reshaped-us-aviation-safety.html

 

For more information about our podcast, go to: www.shrinkingtheissues.com

Like and follow us on Facebook @ ShrinkingtheIssues or on IG @ ShrinkingtheIssues

To learn more about the hosts, visit:

Dr. Josh Spitalnick bio

Dr. Dion Metzger bio

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