20 episodes

In the DECODE Project Podcast, sleep physician and youth psychiatrist Dr. Cara Ooi speaks to parents, youth, and other experts about what really moves the dial on change during the tricky teen years. Learn more about the DECODE Project and resources by visiting decodeinsomnia.com or on Instagram @decodeinsomnia.

The DECODE Project Podcast Dr. Cara Ooi, MD

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In the DECODE Project Podcast, sleep physician and youth psychiatrist Dr. Cara Ooi speaks to parents, youth, and other experts about what really moves the dial on change during the tricky teen years. Learn more about the DECODE Project and resources by visiting decodeinsomnia.com or on Instagram @decodeinsomnia.

    19. Navigating Bedtime and Electronics with Your Teen

    19. Navigating Bedtime and Electronics with Your Teen

    In this episode, I share 3 tips for addressing bedtime and screen time struggles with your teen.

    Mentioned in the Episode

    Instagram Live with Dr. Elyse Dubo, Navigating Bedtime and Electronics Use with Your Teen

    Free download, 5 Tips to Help Your Teen Sleep Better (Even If They're Not Ready Yet) 

    Podcast Episode, How to Stay Connected and Empower Your Teen with Dr. Elyse Dubo

    Book, You’re Ruining My Life by Jennifer Kolari, MSW, RSW

    Book, Staying Connect to Your Teenager, by Michael Riera, PhD

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    About The DECODE Project Podcast

    In the DECODE Project Podcast, sleep physician and youth psychiatrist Dr. Cara Ooi speaks to parents, youth, and other experts about what really moves the dial on change during the tricky teen years.  Learn more about the DECODE Project and resources by visiting decodeinsomnia.com or on Instagram @decodeinsomnia. 

    Music by Micheal Lerner

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    Disclaimer

    The content of this podcast provides general information and is not intended to replace medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider.  The provided content should not be relied upon for medical diagnosis or management.  Please direct questions or concerns to your physician and/or qualified health care provider.

    • 23 min
    18. How to Help Your Teen Relax with Dani Kraftchuk

    18. How to Help Your Teen Relax with Dani Kraftchuk

    In this episode, relaxation teacher Dani Kraftchuk answers frequently asked questions about relaxation and mindfulness.  danikraftchuk.com

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    A Glance at the Episode


    What are common myths about relaxation and implementing a relaxation practice?  (3:53)
    What would you recommend if I can't shut off my mind or I'm worried that I'm not practicing correctly? (5:23)
    What are common traps when learning relaxation and implementing a relaxation practice?  (7:56)
    What can I expect when I am just establishing a relaxation practice vs. when I have a more established practice?  (8:57)
    What if I've tried relaxation and it just doesn't work for me?  (10:54)
    How can I more easily create a regular relaxation practice? (15:05)

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    As Mentioned in the Episode

    The recording of Dani's workshop along with bonus relaxation recordings are included in DECODE ONLINE

    Dani's website

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    About The DECODE Project Podcast

    In the DECODE Project Podcast, sleep physician and youth psychiatrist Dr. Cara Ooi speaks to parents, youth, and other experts about what really moves the dial on change during the tricky teen years.  Learn more about the DECODE Project and resources by visiting decodeinsomnia.com or on Instagram @decodeinsomnia. 

    Music by Micheal Lerner

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    Disclaimer

    The content of this podcast provides general information and is not intended to replace medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider.  The provided content should not be relied upon for medical diagnosis or management.  Please direct questions or concerns to your physician and/or qualified health care provider.

    • 22 min
    17. 3 Tips to Help Your Teen Avoid Chronic Sleep Problems After School Starts

    17. 3 Tips to Help Your Teen Avoid Chronic Sleep Problems After School Starts

    In this short episode, we go over the 3 highest-yield tips to help your teen avoid developing more chronic and severe issues with sleep as they transition back to school.  

    For more: 5 Tips to Help Your Teen Sleep Better (Even If They're Not Ready Yet) 

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    Other Resources from the Episode

    Replay of the virtual workshop for parents and teens, How to Adjust Sleep Before School Starts

    Find the Eight Episode #1:The Number One Sleep Trap You Need to Avoid



    About The DECODE Project Podcast

    In the DECODE Project Podcast, sleep physician and youth psychiatrist Dr. Cara Ooi speaks to parents, youth, and other experts about what really moves the dial on change during the tricky teen years.  Learn more about the DECODE Project and resources by visiting decodeinsomnia.com or on Instagram @decodeinsomnia. 

    Music by Micheal Lerner

    Disclaimer

    The content of this podcast provides general information and is not intended to replace medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider.  The provided content should not be relied upon for medical diagnosis or management.  Please direct questions or concerns to your physician and/or qualified health care provider.

    • 12 min
    16. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Teens with Dr. Sheri Turell

    16. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Teens with Dr. Sheri Turell

    In this episode, you will hear from clinical psychologist Dr. Sheri Turrell, an expert in the use of ACT in adolescents.  

    In this episode, Dr. Turrell covers what ACT is and why it works so well with teens, parents, and ourselves, how ACT provides a model that can be used in any context and for any problem, and the importance of modeling and the living ACT strategies from the inside out.  https://sheriturrell.ca//LifeinBalanceTherapy.ca



    The Episode at a Glance

    >>>2:30:  What is acceptance and commitment therapy?

    >>>8:11: Why ACT works well with teens? 

    >>>12:19: Values exercise

    >>>18:15: What are the biggest barriers to change?

    >>>20:08 (and again at 37:00):  Why trying to control thoughts and feelings backfires

    >>>24:29:  What is ACT is so helpful for parents and professionals working with teens?

    >>>34:00:  When to use ACT vs. another treatment modality

    >>>44:00:  The importance of modelling and living these strategies from the inside out

    >>>46:54: Dr. Turrell's favourite exercises to uncover who and what matters

    >>>52:19:  Where to learn more about ACT



    Dr. Turrell’s Recommended Resources


    The Happiness Trap, book and online course by Russ Harris
    The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Teen Anxiety: Activities to Help You Overcome Fears and Worries Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Turrell, McCurry and Bell (+ parent videos to accompany the adolescent self-help book)

    ACT for Adolescents: Treating Teens and Adolescents in Individual and Group Therapy by Turrell, Bell, and Wilson


    Working with Parents of Anxious Children by Christopher McCurry
    Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance: A Powerful New Approach to Overcoming Fear, Panic, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Christopher McCurry
    Values in Therapy: A Clinician's Guide to Helping Clients Explore Values, Increase Psychological Flexibility, and Live a More Meaningful Life by Jenna LeJeune and Jason Luoma

    Other Resources


    Russ Harris' YouTube videos 
    Contextual Consulting workshops 

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    Dr. Turrell’s Bio

    Dr. Sheri Turrell is a Clinical Psychologist, Peer Reviewed ACT Trainer, and Psychoanalyst from Toronto, Canada with over twenty years of experience in mental health. Sheri coauthored “The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Teen Anxiety” with Mary Bell and Chris McCurry, released in 2018 and is currently collaborating with Mary on a second ACT self help book for teens, this time about relationships. She will soon be releasing a pre-recorded online course for teens, "Choose Your Life," that will be linked to her website at LifeinBalanceTherapy.ca



    About The DECODE Project Podcast

    In the DECODE Project Podcast, sleep physician and youth psychiatrist Dr. Cara Ooi speaks to parents, youth, and other experts about what really moves the dial on change during the tricky teen years.  Learn more about the DECODE Project and resources by visiting decodeinsomnia.com or on Instagram @decodeinsomnia. 

    Music by Micheal Lerner

    Disclaimer

    The content of this podcast provides general information and is not intended to replace medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider.  The provided content should not be relied upon for medical diagnosis or management.  Please direct questions or concerns to your physician and/or qualified health care provider.

    • 55 min
    15. How to Help Your Teen Adjust the Timing of the Body Clock

    15. How to Help Your Teen Adjust the Timing of the Body Clock

    In this episode, I share part of a recent workshop for parents and teens (Aug 15, 2022).  We cover why the return to school is a high risk period for developing severe sleep issues as well as the 3 steps to adjust the timing of the body clock.

    Access the full video recording of the workshop as well as the cheatsheet here:

    https://www.decodeinsomniaonline.com/pl/2147611724



    About The DECODE Project Podcast

    In the DECODE Project Podcast, sleep physician and youth psychiatrist Dr. Cara Ooi speaks to parents, youth, and other experts about what really moves the dial on change during the tricky teen years.  Learn more about the DECODE Project and resources by visiting decodeinsomnia.com or on Instagram @decodeinsomnia. 

    Music by Micheal Lerner

    Disclaimer

    The content of this podcast provides general information and is not intended to replace medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider.  The provided content should not be relied upon for medical diagnosis or management.  Please direct questions or concerns to your physician and/or qualified health care provider.

    • 28 min
    14. Part 2: Parent Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Teen Sleep with Karen Bailey

    14. Part 2: Parent Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Teen Sleep with Karen Bailey

    In this episode, I speak to my friend Karen Bailey, a parent of a teen and tween, and answer common questions that I get from parents about teen sleep.  Part 2/2

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    A Glance at the Episode


    What would you recommend when we have late night activities (sports games, homework) that get in the way of a regular routine?  (1:58)
    How can we help our teens get sleep on track for school? (6:39)
    How can we help teens navigate waking up and fatigue after a poor night's sleep?  (13:10)
    Is it a good idea to let teens catch up on sleep?  (16:33)
    What are signs of sleep deprivation in teens?  (21:11) 

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    Resources from the Episode

    Replay of the virtual workshop for parents and teens, How to Adjust Sleep Before School Starts

    Free download, 5 Tips to Help Your Teen Sleep Better (Even If They're Not Ready Yet) 

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    About The DECODE Project Podcast

    In the DECODE Project Podcast, sleep physician and youth psychiatrist Dr. Cara Ooi speaks to parents, youth, and other experts about what really moves the dial on change during the tricky teen years.  Learn more about the DECODE Project and resources by visiting decodeinsomnia.com or on Instagram @decodeinsomnia. 

    Music by Micheal Lerner

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    Disclaimer

    The content of this podcast provides general information and is not intended to replace medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider.  The provided content should not be relied upon for medical diagnosis or management.  Please direct questions or concerns to your physician and/or qualified health care provider.

    • 29 min

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