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Two professionals on a quest to normalise the dialogue around mental health. Hosted by Kat a registered Psychologist + Aimee a registered clinical Psychotherapist. From trauma to anxiety to relationships, we dive deep into the wonderfully complex world of psychology.

The Psychology Sisters The Psychology Sisters

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 27 Ratings

Two professionals on a quest to normalise the dialogue around mental health. Hosted by Kat a registered Psychologist + Aimee a registered clinical Psychotherapist. From trauma to anxiety to relationships, we dive deep into the wonderfully complex world of psychology.

    Feeling overwhelmed? Understanding the role of Trauma and the Nervous System when everything get's on top of you.

    Feeling overwhelmed? Understanding the role of Trauma and the Nervous System when everything get's on top of you.

    Disclaimer and TW: this episode was recorded before the recent events in Bondi. If you have been impacted you may like to skip this episode due to themes discussed. 

    Welcome back to another episode psychology sisters and misters! 

    We get vulnerable in our pit and peaks this week! It is a little longer so if you would like to skip to the juicy part of the episode - start at approximately 17:00 minutes 

    We are also talking all things overwhelm and we dive deeper into what it is and why we feel it. 

    In this episode we unpack:
    What does it mean to be overwhelmed and how do we often feel when we are? Stress Vs overwhelm and the nervous systemThe role of traumaWhy are we getting more overwhelmed as a society?Our top tips on how to cope 
    Let us know what you think!

    Special thank you to "Toxic Stress" a new book by Lawson Wulsin. 
    Buy your copy now, at Cambridge.org/ToxicStress .

    Aimee and Kat x
    You can find more of us here:

    The Thriving Therapists:
    To connect with a safe and supportive community of like-minded therapists, head to our Thriving Therapists Facebook group:
    https://m.facebook.com/groups/224252457083630/?ref=share&mibextid=S66gvF

    Or find us on our Instagram:
    https://instagram.com/thethrivingtherapists?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA==

    6 -week anxiety course:
    coming-home-how-to-care-for-anxiety.teachable.com/p/coming-home-how-to-care-for-anxiety

    Our Online Psychology practice:
    https://thepsychcollaborative.com.au

    The Psychology Sisters Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thepsychologysisters/?hl=en

    The Psych Collaborative instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thepsychcollaborative/?hl=en

    Please note: this episode is for informational purposes only and does not replace personalised psychological advice.

    • 57 min
    Am I having a mid mid-life crisis? Identity and lost self Ft Maddie

    Am I having a mid mid-life crisis? Identity and lost self Ft Maddie

    Hello and welcome back to another episode featuring our marvellous Maddie!!


    We are noticing that a lot of people are struggling with an identity crisis earlier in life.

    This can look like:
    -This can be a painful struggle of internal conflicts and existential crisis 
    -It can feel like chronic unfulfillment even though you seemingly have everything
    -Things that used to give you joy no longer do
    -Urgent need for drastic big life changes 
    -Re-evaluating your life 
    -Feeling restless and anxious 
    -Boredom or discontent; desiring a stronger sense of purpose in life
    -Entering a period of transition and change
    -Anger, irritability
    -Impulsive decision-making
    -Resentment about childhood and parents 

     It is a crisis of meaning and a time when the societal rules and expectations misalign with our values and sense of fulfilment. 

    We hope you enjoy!
    A, K & M  
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    You can find more of us here:

    The Thriving Therapists:
    To connect with a safe and supportive community of like-minded therapists, head to our Thriving Therapists Facebook group:
    https://m.facebook.com/groups/224252457083630/?ref=share&mibextid=S66gvF

    Or find us on our Instagram:
    https://instagram.com/thethrivingtherapists?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA==

    6 -week anxiety course:
    coming-home-how-to-care-for-anxiety.teachable.com/p/coming-home-how-to-care-for-anxiety

    Our Online Psychology practice:
    https://thepsychcollaborative.com.au

    The Psychology Sisters Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thepsychologysisters/?hl=en

    The Psych Collaborative instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thepsychcollaborative/?hl=en

    Please note: this episode is for informational purposes only and does not replace personalised psychological advice.

    • 36 min
    Do I have ADHD or is technology ruining my attention?

    Do I have ADHD or is technology ruining my attention?

    Hello lovely listeners!!

    Welcome to the first Psychology Sisters Episode of 2024. It has been a hot minute, but boyyyyyyyyyyy we are glad to be back in your ears.

    In this episode we discuss the following:

    Our pit and peaks - please feel welcome to skip ahead as it has been a while since we have caught up!!
    In summary, very exciting news, Kat welcomes her beautiful baby girl Delilah officially to the Poddy!
    Aimee and Kat have been working on their new project - The Thriving Therapist and their first course launches on the 19th of March!!

    The deep dive
     
    - ADHD Vs phone/ internet addiction 
    - Distraction is a modern world. Are our attention spans getting shorter? Why?
    - Is our modern environment (phones, apps, quick hits of dopamine) creating an inattention epidemic?
    - What is the role of boredom in all of this?
    - How do we increase focus in a stimulus driven world?

    We hope you enjoy!

    Aimee and Kat 


    You can find more of us here:

    The Thriving Therapists:
    To connect with a safe and supportive community of like-minded therapists, head to our Thriving Therapists Facebook group:
    https://m.facebook.com/groups/224252457083630/?ref=share&mibextid=S66gvF

    Or find us on our Instagram:
    https://instagram.com/thethrivingtherapists?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA==

    6 -week anxiety course:
    coming-home-how-to-care-for-anxiety.teachable.com/p/coming-home-how-to-care-for-anxiety

    Our Online Psychology practice:
    https://thepsychcollaborative.com.au

    The Psychology Sisters Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thepsychologysisters/?hl=en

    The Psych Collaborative instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thepsychcollaborative/?hl=en

    Please note: this episode is for informational purposes only and does not replace personalised psychological advice.

    • 54 min
    Grieving through pregnancy. A raw + vulnerable reflection

    Grieving through pregnancy. A raw + vulnerable reflection

    Trigger warning: this episode discusses falling pregnant naturally and pregnancy.
    This episode discusses grief around identity and processing falling pregnant and the change and uncertainty of this process.
    If this is triggering for you in anyway please skip this episode.
    This episode is also a very emotional, tender and vulnerable one.

    Hello lovely listeners.
    We have a very raw and vulnerable episode for you this morning. This is our last episode of the year! We are taking a break and we'll be back in your ears next year.

    Initially this episode was going to be an end of year wrap up - it turned into something very different to say the least.
    Kat shares a very special announcement. We unpack everything around this huge stage in life.
    Aimee share's some reflections from the year.

    Pregnancy is often considered a joyous and exciting time. Grief can be a confusing and unwelcome visitor in a time often filled with anticipation.

    We hope this allows one person that might be experiencing something similar to feel seen, heard and understood.

    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your support on our tiny poddy this year. We can't wait to bring you more deep dives on all things psychology in 2024!!

    Lots of love,
    Aimee + Kat

    You can find more of us here:

    The Thriving Therapists:
    To connect with a safe and supportive community of like-minded therapists, head to our Thriving Therapists Facebook group:
    https://m.facebook.com/groups/224252457083630/?ref=share&mibextid=S66gvF

    Or find us on our Instagram:
    https://instagram.com/thethrivingtherapists?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA==

    6 -week anxiety course:
    coming-home-how-to-care-for-anxiety.teachable.com/p/coming-home-how-to-care-for-anxiety

    Our Online Psychology practice:
    https://thepsychcollaborative.com.au

    The Psychology Sisters Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thepsychologysisters/?hl=en

    The Psych Collaborative instagram

    You can find more of us here:

    The Thriving Therapists:
    To connect with a safe and supportive community of like-minded therapists, head to our Thriving Therapists Facebook group:
    https://m.facebook.com/groups/224252457083630/?ref=share&mibextid=S66gvF

    Or find us on our Instagram:
    https://instagram.com/thethrivingtherapists?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA==

    6 -week anxiety course:
    coming-home-how-to-care-for-anxiety.teachable.com/p/coming-home-how-to-care-for-anxiety

    Our Online Psychology practice:
    https://thepsychcollaborative.com.au

    The Psychology Sisters Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thepsychologysisters/?hl=en

    The Psych Collaborative instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thepsychcollaborative/?hl=en

    Please note: this episode is for informational purposes only and does not replace personalised psychological advice.

    • 44 min
    Is this worth my cortisol? Getting savage on self-care to combat micro-stress ft Maddie

    Is this worth my cortisol? Getting savage on self-care to combat micro-stress ft Maddie

    Happy Thursday lovely listeners - strap yourselves in! 

    We are back with the marvellous Maddie to deep dive into the hidden impact of stressors building up and savage self-care!!

    But first! What is our pit and peak? What is the 411!?
    The wonderful Maddie shares a delightful up-chuck story of Alfie, her fur baby. 
    Aimee shares the chaotic reflections of a busy mind and body in her week that was!
    Kat shares another journey involving our favourite combination - self-deprecation and dessert!!

    We explore: 

    What are micro stressors?
    How does this impact us?
    What is the compounding effect?
    Does hustle culture have something to answer for here? We get validation from constantly working and striving - therefore being stressed is evidence of hard-work, right?
    The effects of chronic stress on our body and mind. 
    Can rest become something we fear? 
    Savage Self-care 
    If this is me, what can I do about it? We share some hard truths that might be helpful. 

    Join us to find out more!

    We hope you enjoy :)
    Aimee, Kat and Maddie

    You can find more of us here: 

    The Thriving Therapists: 
    To connect with a safe and supportive community of like-minded therapists, head to our Thriving Therapists Facebook group: 
    https://m.facebook.com/groups/224252457083630/?ref=share&mibextid=S66gvF

    Or find us on our Instagram: 
    https://instagram.com/thethrivingtherapists?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA==

    6 -week anxiety course:
    coming-home-how-to-care-for-anxiety.teachable.com/p/coming-home-how-to-care-for-anxiety

    Our Online Psychology practice:
    https://thepsychcollaborative.com.au

    The Psychology Sisters Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thepsychologysisters/?hl=en

    The Psych Collaborative instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thepsychcollaborative/?hl=en

    Please note: this episode is for informational purposes only and does not replace personalised psychological advice.
    You can find more of us here:

    The Thriving Therapists:
    To connect with a safe and supportive community of like-minded therapists, head to our Thriving Therapists Facebook group:
    https://m.facebook.com/groups/224252457083630/?ref=share&mibextid=S66gvF

    Or find us on our Instagram:
    https://instagram.com/thethrivingtherapists?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA==

    6 -week anxiety course:
    coming-home-how-to-care-for-anxiety.teachable.com/p/coming-home-how-to-care-for-anxiety

    Our Online Psychology practice:
    https://thepsychcollaborative.com.au

    The Psychology Sisters Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thepsychologysisters/?hl=en

    The Psych Collaborative instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thepsychcollaborative/?hl=en

    Please note: this episode is for informational purposes only and does not replace personalised psychological advice.

    • 59 min
    What is Relationship OCD?

    What is Relationship OCD?

    Hello and welcome back to another episode!

    Psychology is often about relationships and how we navigate them!

    We have Maddie joining us to deep dive into normal doubts in relationship Vs ROCD 

    We look to our partners to be everything for us nowadays and this can be an incredibly burden on the relationship and leave us feeling chronically dissatisfied. 

    It is very normal to have doubts and questions around our relationships. 

    But when does this turn into something more chronic? 

     What is ROCD?

    It is a theme of OCD that focuses on and causes incessant disruption of thoughts of if you are in the right relationship, it fixates on most often romantic relationships but can extend to friendships and even pets too! 
    It is like constantly temperature checking your relationship!



    We hope you enjoy!
    Aimee, Kat + Maddie 

    Kat's book recommendation: 
    https://www.angusrobertson.com.au/books/relationship-ocd-sheva-rajaee/p/9781684037919?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1ZO_zomGgQMV8cJMAh2JpQBTEAQYASABEgIAe_D_BwE

    The Thriving Therapists: 

    Facebook group: 
    https://m.facebook.com/groups/224252457083630/?ref=share&mibextid=S66gvF

    Instagram: 
    @thethrivingtherapists
    You can find more of us here:

    The Thriving Therapists:
    To connect with a safe and supportive community of like-minded therapists, head to our Thriving Therapists Facebook group:
    https://m.facebook.com/groups/224252457083630/?ref=share&mibextid=S66gvF

    Or find us on our Instagram:
    https://instagram.com/thethrivingtherapists?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA==

    6 -week anxiety course:
    coming-home-how-to-care-for-anxiety.teachable.com/p/coming-home-how-to-care-for-anxiety

    Our Online Psychology practice:
    https://thepsychcollaborative.com.au

    The Psychology Sisters Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thepsychologysisters/?hl=en

    The Psych Collaborative instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thepsychcollaborative/?hl=en

    Please note: this episode is for informational purposes only and does not replace personalised psychological advice.

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

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Gah! This episode was really informative and interesting! I loved learning about the neuroscience (and neurotransmitters at play w/ ADHD!) as a person with ADHD I also thought you captured the lived experience really well. Thanks for this episode!

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Best podcast EVER!

This is by far my favorite podcast! Everything the hosts say is so comforting and I always feel less alone after listening :,) They discuss so many thought provoking topics, and what they say stays with me even after finishing an episode. This podcast has made me love psychology!!

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