This is a podcast dedicated to answering your questions about mental health, anxiety, depression, relationships, sex, and life WITHOUT psychobabble BS. I am Dr. Robert Duff, a psychologist from Southern California, but I'm also a regular dude who legitimately wants to help out. I wrote the best selling books Hardcore Self Help: F**k Depression and Hardcore Self Help: F**K Anxiety. Those are available at http://hardcoreselfhelp.com
Episode 224: What's Working for Me Right Now
Hello, friends! Today I have a looser episode structure for you. Simply me sitting and talking to you about a few things that are working for me right now. They are super random, but all represent things in my life that are helping me get through. In no particular order they are...
White boards Boundaries Waking up early Coldbrew Verbal journaling Exercising Audiobooks Having grace with myself Timing activities PBAP See. Told you they were pretty random. I think you'll find some helpful tips in here though. Let me know what you think!
If you have a question that you'd like answered or a topic for a future show, shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episode 223: Episode 223: Is Hypnotherapy Valid? & Family Drama During the Holidays
Hello, friends! Bit of a short episode today, but great questions nonetheless! I also mention that I've been putting out more great content on Youtube and for my mailing list. Make sure you check those out as well if you can't get enough great mental health info!
Here are the questions covered in this episode:
Does hypnotherapy work? What can I do about my family issues during the holidays? As always you can send me your questions and topic suggestions to email@example.com
This episode is sponsored by Himalaya ashwagandha. Use the code SELFHELP20 at checkout on Amazon to get a hefty discount!
Episode 222: Moving Through Crisis w/ My Wife Joelle
Hello, friends. A lot of you have been asking to an update from my wife, Joelle. Today, I have her on the show to talk about what led up to her recent mental health crisis and how things have progressed since that time. She has undergone six ketamine infusion treatments, started with a psychiatrist, and started with a new therapist. We talk about all of these things and she does an amazing job of making visual metaphors for the ways in which she is changing. Enjoy!
This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month of professional online therapy.
Episode 221: Priced Out of Therapy & Living with a Traumatic Past
In this episode, I answer some awesome listener questions after rambling at your in a semi-lucid loopy tired state for a while. Here are the questions covered this episode:
What concrete work can people do to move on from trauma? What can you do when your therapist prices you out? As always, you can send me your questions for the show to firstname.lastname@example.org
This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Go to betterhelp.com/duff for 10% off your first month of professional online therapy.
Episode 220: I Don't Want Kids & Can I Call Therapist Between Sessions?
Just a nice Q&A episode for you this week. Thank you all so much for the outpouring of support and care after the last episode. Things are definitely improving around here. Expect an update on our life soon! For today, here are the questions covered:
I have been struggling between therapy sessions, but don't want to bother my therapist about it. What can I do? Should I go to therapy since I don't want to have kids following the death of my mother? As always, you can send me your questions to email@example.com and if you'd like to learn more about all that I do, check out duffthepsych.com/starthere
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Episode 219: Getting Real and Personal About Crisis Options
This is an interesting episode. I honestly don't know if I'll keep it posted forever. It has been an exhausting and scary week. So I turned on the mic and just got real with you. My wife is struggling with her mental health and we have had to navigate the options for more intensive treatment, which has been extremely frustrating. I talk about inpatient hospitalization, residential programs, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient programs, and more. Basically, I ramble about what we are going through as a family for almost an hour. It's raw and it's real. I hope it helps you feel less alone.
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I have struggled with severe anxiety and depression for as long as I can remember and sometimes it can be quite debilitating, I have listened and read my fair share of self help books and am also about to graduate with my BA in psychology and out of everything I have learned and read Robert Duffs hardcore self help books have been the most beneficial by far. I wanted to hear more of his knowledge and found his podcasts, I’m a little late in finding it but have started at episode one and have been listening to at least 2 a day, I can’t get enough. I would recommend this podcast and his books to anyone who feels stuck and isn’t afraid of sensitive topics. I have found it to be very relatable and easier to manage than other self help tools. Hardcore self help saved my life.
Definitely Worth Listening
Whenever people ask for podcast recommendations I always point them to Dr. Duff’s Hardcore Self Help Podcast. Between his Q/A sessions where he reads audience questions and breaks them down and his guest interviews there is something for everyone.
Learn to build your own coping tools and how to breakdown and handle many of life’s challenges.
Starts in odd place
Every episode seems to begin in the middle of a sentence . What’s up with that