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I'm Dr. Margaret, a psychologist for 30 years, TEDx speaker, and the author of Perfectly Hidden Depression. I created The SelfWork Podcast in 2016 to explain mental health treatment, and to give you the chance to consider therapy without thinking it's weird or that you can't "fix" your own problems. My team is so honored that five years later, SelfWork has earned nearly 5 million downloads! Each episode features the popular listener question. You’ll also hear “You Get the Gist” segments - a five minute run-down of a current topic - as well as interviews with outstanding guests, authors, or experts, adding to the wide diversity of topics listeners so appreciate. Regularly rated as one of the top mental health/depression podcasts out there, I keep it short and casual - and I'd love to hear from you. Please join me.

The SelfWork Podcast Margaret Robinson Rutherford PhD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 1.2K Ratings

I'm Dr. Margaret, a psychologist for 30 years, TEDx speaker, and the author of Perfectly Hidden Depression. I created The SelfWork Podcast in 2016 to explain mental health treatment, and to give you the chance to consider therapy without thinking it's weird or that you can't "fix" your own problems. My team is so honored that five years later, SelfWork has earned nearly 5 million downloads! Each episode features the popular listener question. You’ll also hear “You Get the Gist” segments - a five minute run-down of a current topic - as well as interviews with outstanding guests, authors, or experts, adding to the wide diversity of topics listeners so appreciate. Regularly rated as one of the top mental health/depression podcasts out there, I keep it short and casual - and I'd love to hear from you. Please join me.

    402 SelfWork: The Lasting Impact of Trauma

    402 SelfWork: The Lasting Impact of Trauma

    Today we're focusing on the lasting impact of trauma. Many of us are quite good - or efficient is perhaps a better word – at avoiding and denying and building a façade that’s rock solid around you… that no one would guess that trauma had every occurred in your life. Or how it could be affecting you now.

    I have a story for you that will illustrate how easily it can be affecting you in ways that you don't recognize... until you do. And healing from trauma can occur, perhaps slowly, but it's more than possible. As always, we'll focus on "what you can do about it."

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    • 22 min
    Introducing the Zero To Travel Podcast

    Introducing the Zero To Travel Podcast

    Today, I'm excited to introduce SelfWork listeners to the Zero To Travel Podcast, a show that helps you travel the world on your terms. I hope you'll give it a listen.

    • 3 min
    401 SelfWork: What To Do When You Hit A Wall

    401 SelfWork: What To Do When You Hit A Wall

    What do you do when you hit a wall? And what IS that wall anyway? How often are you able to recognize that that’s what’s happening?

    We'll focus on three different walls: exhaustion, self-doubt, and saying, "I don't know."

    Our listener email is from a man who recognizes himself as being enmeshed with his mother and perfectly hidden depression.

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    • 23 min
    400 SelfWork: The Tragedy of Perfectly Hidden Depression: A Conversation with Penny Gray

    400 SelfWork: The Tragedy of Perfectly Hidden Depression: A Conversation with Penny Gray

    Perfectly hidden depression can end in tragedy.

    I don’t quite remember when Penny Gray and I first talked. It was after 2019 when PHD was published. But not long after.

    She’s the widow of a man, Dave, who tragically fit the rubric of perfectly hidden depression. And killed himself suddenly and without any overt sign of depression.

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    • 44 min
    399 SelfWork: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): A Conversation with Dr. Diana Hill

    399 SelfWork: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): A Conversation with Dr. Diana Hill

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a fast-growing therapeutic model that I wanted you here at SelfWork to know more about. So, I reached out to Dr. Diana Hill who's an expert on the technique and a firm believer/practitioner in what it has to offer.

    Our Sponsors:
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    • 34 min
    398 SelfWork: What's Cyclothymia and Compartmentalization (Taylor Swift Style)?

    398 SelfWork: What's Cyclothymia and Compartmentalization (Taylor Swift Style)?

    Cyclothymia, compartmentalization, and Taylor Swift don't seem to have much in common.

    But they're sharing this episode of SelfWork! And both are in response to listeners' questions and comments!

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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

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Bite-Sized Mental Health Learning

I cane across this podcast and it has been a blessing. Dr. Margaret covers tough, current issues with compassion and empathy. She is soothing while also providing useful and actionable information. The length of the episodes is perfect and accessible for even the busiest individual.

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Wisdom with Compassion

This is the podcast everyone needs. Wisdom and insight delivered with compassion and an easy to understand manner. It’s powerful help in difficult life.

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Loved her for years

Thank you- and just sent an episode to a 14 yr old going through grief. The words are for everyone 💜

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