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Yours Mentally Podcast is one that discusses issues that we all have on our mind but are afraid to speak up about. Handled by 3 teenagers with the help of multiple mental health professionals, we aim to help our listeners get correct answers to their questions that they cannot get elsewhere. Our podcast is a safe space for anyone who wants to discover more about and improve their mental wellbeing.Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/yoursmentally?igshid=gh0ry36u6frq

Yours Mentally Podcast Tanisha Agarwal, Aman Jain, Taksh Jain

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Yours Mentally Podcast is one that discusses issues that we all have on our mind but are afraid to speak up about. Handled by 3 teenagers with the help of multiple mental health professionals, we aim to help our listeners get correct answers to their questions that they cannot get elsewhere. Our podcast is a safe space for anyone who wants to discover more about and improve their mental wellbeing.Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/yoursmentally?igshid=gh0ry36u6frq

    Episode 53 - Why Does Queer Oppression Still Exist?

    Episode 53 - Why Does Queer Oppression Still Exist?

    TW: Suicide, Rape and Violence.

    On today's episode of Yours Mentally we talk about the dangers of conversion therapy. This episode is in conversation with Nishi Ravi who is a Counselling Psychologist.
    We begin the episode by talking about what conversion therapy is and what is Nishi's opinion on conversion therapy.
    We then talk about the kind of practices do they engage in in conversion therapy that results in an individual altering their preferences.
    We also talk about how commonly is conversion treatment or conversion abuse practiced.
    We discuss that despite of all its ill effects, why is conversion therapy not banned yet? Why do people practice it?
    We then go on to talk about how has the pandemic impacted the rates of conversion abuse and queer expression.
    Statistically, conversion therapy has resulted in the increase in suicide rates among people of the LGBTQIA community. Nishi tells us why and how does it affect them so negatively.
    Lastly, Nishi talks about in what ways can queer people seek help if they are being struggling with conversion abuse.

    Feel free to reach out to Nishi Ravi on Instagram at:
    @nishiravi23
    Nishi's website:
    https://www.nrpsychotherapy.org/

    Podcast managed by - Taksh Jain
    Instagram - @taksh_j
    Podcast Cover Art by: Shaleen Bansal
    Instagram: @sansakrishaleen
    Email: yoursmentallypodcast@gmail.com
    Follow us on Instagram - @yoursmentally

    We hope you enjoyed this episode, do give us suggestions on Instagram for what you would like to hear next on the podcast!

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    Episode 52 - Why Do I Experience Nightmares?

    Episode 52 - Why Do I Experience Nightmares?

    On today's episode of Yours Mentally we talk about Nightmares and Sleep Paralysis. This episode is in conversation with Shreya Rana who is a counselling psychologist.
    We begin the episode by talking about what sleep paralysis is and how does one feel during a sleep paralysis episode.
    We then go on to talk about why they call it the sleep paralysis “demon” and does everyone who experiences sleep paralysis get the “demon” experience.
    We then talk about at what age does sleep paralysis affect people and if there is a particular age group that is susceptible to sleep paralysis.
    Shreya then talks about the possible causes of sleep paralysis, the relation between nightmares and sleep paralysis, what kind of hallucinations do people experience during a nightmare and whether there are any exceptions where they experience positive and happy hallucinations.
    Shreya then speaks about how you can treat sleep paralysis and keep the demons at bay.
    Lastly we discuss the effects that nightmares have on our mental health.

    Feel free to reach out to Shreya on Instagram at:
    @shreyaranaaa

    Podcast managed by - Taksh Jain
    Instagram - @taksh_j
    Podcast Cover Art by: Reda Shaikh
    Instagram: @redaashaikh
    Email: yoursmentallypodcast@gmail.com
    Follow us on Instagram - @yoursmentally

    We hope you enjoyed this episode, do give us suggestions on Instagram for what you would like to hear next on the podcast!

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    Episode 51 - What Is Unlearning?

    Episode 51 - What Is Unlearning?

    On today's episode of Yours Mentally we discuss about Unlearning. This episode is in conversation with Rhea Kishnani who is a psychotherapist.
    We begin the episode by talking about what exactly is unlearning. We also talk about why it is important to unlearn in today's time.
    Rhea then goes on to tell us few things she has unlearned since she started practicing therapy.
    We then discuss if there is a certain time span in which unlearning can take place and can even deeply embedded ideas be unlearned.
    We also discuss whether unlearning happens unconsciously or deliberately and can things be unlearned without putting an effort?
    Rhea then goes on to talk about the difference between unlearning and forgetting.
    We also discuss that when it comes to societal standards of beauty and diet culture, do we need to unlearn certain things?
    Lastly we talk about how can one help someone who’s had a certain fixed idea for a very long time unlearn that idea/belief.

    Feel free to reach out to Rhea Kishnani on Instagram at:
    @mindheal_th
    Rhea's website:
    https://www.mindheal.net/

    Podcast managed by - Taksh Jain
    Instagram - @taksh_j
    Email: yoursmentallypodcast@gmail.com
    Follow us on Instagram - @yoursmentally
    We hope you enjoyed this episode, do give us suggestions on Instagram for what you would like to hear next on the podcast!
    Happy World Podcast Day :)

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    Episode 50 - Can My Trauma Be Passed Down From My Family To Me?

    Episode 50 - Can My Trauma Be Passed Down From My Family To Me?

    On today's episode of Yours Mentally we talk about intergenerational trauma. This episode is in conversation with Nyamat Chadha who is an M.A. in Clinical Psychology.
    We begin the episode by talking about what intergenerational trauma is and Nyamat gives an example of it as well.
    We then go on to talk about how intergenerational trauma different from general trauma and whether it has worse effects on the person.
    We also discuss what are some signs that there is inter generational trauma in a family and also discuss whether inter generational trauma only pass on from parents to their biological children or can it pass through another familial relationship.
    We then go on to discuss what kind of trauma can pass onto children from the parents and what effect does it have on children.
    Nyamat then talks about how people can heal from the trauma before deciding to parent and how they should know that they have healed?
    Lastly Nyamat talks about how can one consciously break this cycle of intergenerational trauma.

    Feel free to reach out to Nyamat on Instagram at:
    @letstalk_psychotherapy
    Use the link attached below to book a therapy session with Nyamat:
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    Podcast managed by - Taksh Jain
    Instagram - @taksh_j
    Email: yoursmentallypodcast@gmail.com
    Follow us on Instagram - @yoursmentally

    Today marks the 1 year anniversary of this podcast. We're so thankful to everyone who has supported us, helped us grow and helped us reach the stage we're at today. Thank you for sticking around! We love you all :)

    We hope you enjoyed this episode, do give us suggestions on Instagram for what you would like to hear next on the podcast!

    • 25 min
    Episode 49 - How Healthy Are Your Defence Mechanisms?

    Episode 49 - How Healthy Are Your Defence Mechanisms?

    On today's episode of Yours Mentally we talk about Defence Mechanisms. This episode is in conversation with Jasmeet Kaur who is a counselling psychologist.

    We begin the episode by talking about what defence mechanisms are and we then name some common defence mechanisms that we use in our daily life.
    We then go on to talk about why we make use of defence mechanisms.
    We then talk about if defence mechanisms are healthy strategies to cope with stress, Jasmeet then suggests some healthy ways to cope with stress.
    We then go on to discuss as to why people stay in denial consciously even thought they know it might end up harming them later.
    We also talk about what kind of defence mechanisms we engage in after failure and which defence mechanism is the least effective and harms us more in the long run?
    Jasmeet then talks about whether Freudian slips are truly our unconscious thoughts or are they just coincidental slips of tongue.
    Lastly, we talk about the defence mechanisms one engages in after a break-up in a romantic relationship.

    Feel free to reach out to Jasmeet on Instagram at:
    @jkaursinghjasvir
    Jasmeet's email:
    theempatheticear17@gmail.com

    Podcast managed by - Taksh Jain
    Instagram - @taksh_j
    Podcast Cover Art by: Reda Shaikh
    Instagram: @redaashaikh
    Email: yoursmentallypodcast@gmail.com
    Follow us on Instagram - @yoursmentally

    We hope you enjoyed this episode, do give us suggestions on Instagram for what you would like to hear next on the podcast!

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    Episode 48 - How Does The Patriarchal Society Affect A Women's Mental Health?

    Episode 48 - How Does The Patriarchal Society Affect A Women's Mental Health?

    On this episode of Yours Mentally we talk about patriarchy and its effects on a women's mental health.
    We start the episode by discussing psychosocial factors affect our mental health and what kind of social norms affect our mental health and why.
    We then go on to discuss patriarchy in the Indian society and how it affects people. We also talk about the aspects of our society make us a patriarchy.
    We then go on to talk about the link between the increased prevalence of mental health issues in women and and patriarchy.
    We further discuss about practices within Indian families that can be detrimental for the woman’s mental health.
    We also discuss how women are body shamed and slut shamed for doing certain things whereas if men did the same, they are not told anything for it.
    Lastly we talk about how women are always expected to be perfect whereas men aren't expected to do half as many things as women.

    Feel free to reach out to Ami on Instagram at:
    @amipatel.therapist

    Podcast managed by - Taksh Jain
    Instagram - @taksh_j
    Email: yoursmentallypodcast@gmail.com
    Follow us on Instagram - @yoursmentally

    We hope you enjoyed this episode, do give us suggestions on Instagram for what you would like to hear next on the podcast!

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