In this weekly podcast, Dr Linda Papadopoulos explores the many sides of human psychology. From the psychology behind anxiety, dealing with grief, body confidence and attitudes in the workplace to everything in between; Dr Linda provides insight and actionable tips to help you tackle these issues head on.
Lori Gottlieb: Maybe You Should Talk To Someone
If you've ever wondered what you're therapist is thinking about then Lori Gottlieb might be able to shed some insight..
Lori is a psychotherapist and award winning author who writes the weekly “Dear Therapist” advice column for The Atlantic. In 2019 she released her New York Times best-selling memoir "Maybe You Should Talk To Someone" (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07KM93FN7/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1) which see her share painful, vulnerable and often funny stories of her own journey into therapy after a life changing event; interspersed with the stories of clients that she was seeing at the time.
The book pulls up the curtain on both sides of the therapists chair and the patient's couch.
Find out more about Lori's work at LoriGottlieb.com (https://lorigottlieb.com/) or by following her @LoriGottlieb1 (https://twitter.com/LoriGottlieb1?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) on Twitter.
Stuart Sandeman: "The first time I did breathwork, it felt like i'd plugged my fingers in the mains..."
Stuart Sandeman is a breathwork facilitator and founder of Breath Pod, whose aim is to help people harness the power of their breathing system for better health & wellbeing.
In this episode Stuart shares the story of his own path towards becoming a breathwork facilitator after he lost a loved one to cancer and discovered the physical and emotional release that transformational breath gave him as he navigated his way through grief..and changed his whole lifestyle and career in the process.
Thank you to Stuart for sharing his touching story and knowledge with us.
To find out more about Stuart's work then go to breathpod.me and see how it might help you.
Body Dysmorphia Part Two: Dr Amita Jassi
In part two of our Body Dysmorphia special we explore treatment and therapies that are available if you or someone you know may be struggling to cope with living with BDD.
Dr Amita Jassi is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the National and Specialist OCD, BDD and Related Disorder Service for Children and Young People. She chats to Dr Linda about the hallmarks and symptoms of BDD, how to support a loved one and sheds light on how effective CBT is when seeking treatment and support.
Huge thanks to Dr Jassi for sharing her insight with us. We hope it helps.
Below you'll find links to the BDD Foundation website, where you'll find a host of information on:
Resources on BDD
Support Groups and more
Body Dysmorphia Part One: Kitty's Story
In the first of a two part special focusing on the debilitating body image disorder, Body Dysmorphia, Dr Linda chats to Kitty Wallace who has battled with the BDD since her teens.
BDD is an all consuming disorder, where the sufferer finds themselves fixating on a perceived flaw or defect in their appearance that is invisible to others and it can have a hugely debilitating effect on their ability to engage in every day activities.
In Kitty's darkest times she found herself unable to leave the house for months on end, avoiding social situations because of her anxiety over her skin. When she did try and leave the house there were times when she found herself locked in an 8 hour cycle of trying to cover up the skin on her face, applying and removing make up until she eventually gave up, exhausted.
Huge thanks to Kitty for sharing her story with us. If any of what has been discussed in this episode resonates with you or perhaps your concerns for a loved one then please contact the BDD Foundation as a first point of call for more help and information: bddfoundation.org
How To Be Assertive Without Being Aggressive
Being assertive is a useful tool that can help you communicate your feelings and thoughts honestly and clearly. It's a balancing act that many people struggle with because there is a fine line between being assertive and appearing aggressive.
In this episode, Dr Linda addresses the techniques that you can adopt to ensure that you can feel confident and assertive.
If there's a topic that you'd like discussed on the podcast then please do get in touch and let us know by messaging Dr Linda @drlindap on Instagram and @DrLinda_P on Twitter.
Dr Marilyn Glenville: "The effect sugar has on our bodies and our minds is directly linked to Alzheimer's.."
Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD is the UK's leading nutritionist specialising in womens' health. She is the former President of the Food and Health Forum at the Royal Society of Medicine, a registered nutritionist, psychologist, author and popular broadcaster.
In this episode, Dr Linda and Dr Glenville join forces to explore the impact on sugar on our bodies and our minds. So much so, that we discover that it is linked to the onset of Alzheimer's, Cancer and the urgent need there is for us to reeducate ourselves the myth that including fat in our diets is detrimental to our health. Dr Marilyn also delves into how none of our bodies are the same and bespoke testing for nutritional deficiencies can help us in our journey to prevent many different diseases and find natural solutions to health problems without resorting to medication.
If you're interesting in finding out more about Dr Glenville's work you can find an abundance of information on subjects such as women's health and fertility and much more on her website: https://www.marilynglenville.com/
We also highly recommend that you take a look at the numerous books that she has had published including Natural Solutions to Dementia and Alzheimer's https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dr.-Marilyn-Glenville-PhD/e/B01F51BHRI
Our huge thanks and appreciation go out to Dr Glenville and her team for joining us on the podcast to share their knowledge on such important areas of our health and wellbeing.