Years of crushing finally pay off - our favourite mental health and sex-positivity icon, Reed Amber, joins us on the podcast! You may know Reed best from her work with Florence and the gang over at Come Curious, or from their podcast, F*cks Given. In this episode, we talk to Reed about her journey from hating to advocating: her body, therapy, social media, the works. From CBT to OF to IBS, we're DTF with Reed FTW.
Plenty of 'adult' language in this one, you have been warned!
CW: OCD & intrusive thoughts (3 mins to 15 mins approx); suicidal thoughts (05:53 - 06:10); brief mention of psychosis (06:14 - 06:30); body image, dysmorphia (23 mins to 33 mins approx); brief discussion of SW (33 mins - 38 mins approx) with reference to trafficking (36:30 - 37:30) and fetishes (37:30 - 38:00); brief mention of death & bereavement (39:00 - 39:30).
Keep up to date with Reed Amber on Instagram, Twitter, OF and more. Find her work with Come Curious on YouTube and Instagram.
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Things mentioned in the podcast:
How to pursue therapy: some resources - NHS & self-referrals (UK), BetterHelp
Hypochondria vs. health anxiety
The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Macksey
Meditation & mindfulness for panic attacks
Parasympathetic nervous system (Reed was right first time! @ 20 mins ish)
Bloating & IBS - signs to be aware of for similarly-presenting health conditions
Social media addiction
Documentary: The Social Dilemma, available on Netflix
Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk
Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
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