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Therapy in a Nutshell
Mental Health Skills in concise packages
Emma McAdam, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist shares mental health skills in concise packages.

Therapy in a Nutshell Therapy in a Nutshell -Emma McAdam

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    • 4.8 • 396 Ratings

Therapy in a Nutshell
Mental Health Skills in concise packages
Emma McAdam, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist shares mental health skills in concise packages.

    How to Deal with Uncertainty - Without Self-Sabotage

    How to Deal with Uncertainty - Without Self-Sabotage

    Most people don’t like uncertainty, but the people who can’t tolerate uncertainty the most are more likely to experience anxiety or depressive disorders, they’re more likely to struggle in relationships or not reach their potential in work or school. But here’s the thing. It’s not actually the uncertainty that’s the problem, it’s our attempts to avoid uncertainty that usually interfere with our lives. We love certainty. To such an extreme degree that we often self-sabotage instead of tolerating the uncertainty. We would rather fail than risk success because risking success comes with uncomfortable feelings.
    Looking for affordable online counseling? My sponsor, BetterHelp, connects you to a licensed professional from the comfort of your own home. Try it now for 10% off your first month: https://betterhelp.com/therapyinanutshell
    Learn more in one of my in-depth mental health courses: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com
    Support my mission on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/therapyinanutshell
    Sign up for my newsletter: https://www.therapyinanutshell.com
    Check out my favorite self-help books: https://kit.co/TherapyinaNutshell/best-self-help-books 
    Therapy in a Nutshell and the information provided by Emma McAdam are solely intended for informational and entertainment purposes and are not a substitute for advice, diagnosis, or treatment regarding medical or mental health conditions. Although Emma McAdam is a licensed marriage and family therapist, the views expressed on this site or any related content should not be taken for medical or psychiatric advice. Always consult your physician before making any decisions related to your physical or mental health. In therapy I use a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Systems Theory, positive psychology, and a bio-psycho-social approach to treating mental illness and other challenges we all face in life. The ideas from my videos are frequently adapted from multiple sources. Many of them come from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, especially the work of Steven Hayes, Jason Luoma, and Russ Harris. The sections on stress and the mind-body connection derive from the work of Stephen Porges (the Polyvagal theory), Peter Levine (Somatic Experiencing) Francine Shapiro (EMDR), and Bessel Van Der Kolk. I also rely heavily on the work of the Arbinger Institute for my overall understanding of our ability to choose our life's direction.
    And deeper than all of that, the Gospel of Jesus Christ orients my personal worldview and sense of security, peace, hope, and love https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/comeuntochrist/believe
    If you are in crisis, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or your local emergency services.
    Copyright Therapy in a Nutshell, LL

    • 15 min
    Exploring a Sensory Diet for Emotional Regulation - Sensory Processing Disorders

    Exploring a Sensory Diet for Emotional Regulation - Sensory Processing Disorders

    If you struggle with emotional regulation, you desperately need to know about sensory regulation- but A lot of people have no idea what sensory needs are and most people don’t know how to manage their sensory diet to help with emotional regulation. This is super important with children, and with the neurodiverse community -ADHD and Autism Spectrum folk- but anyone that doesn’t understand their sensory regulation needs often struggles with emotional regulation. You can learn to build a healthy sensory diet. When someone comes in with anxiety, overwhelm, burnout, or they’re struggling to function- Sensory needs are one of the first things I assess for. And when kids have attention, learning or behavior problems, they desperately need someone who can understand their sensory needs, because your sensory diet directly impacts your brain’s ability to process stimuli and emotions in a healthy way. So I’m going to teach you about sensory regulation and how that can relate to managing our emotions as well.
    Looking for affordable online counseling? My sponsor, BetterHelp, connects you to a licensed professional from the comfort of your own home. Try it now for 10% off your first month: https://betterhelp.com/therapyinanutshell
    Learn more in one of my in-depth mental health courses: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com
    Support my mission on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/therapyinanutshell
    Sign up for my newsletter: https://www.therapyinanutshell.com
    Check out my favorite self-help books: https://kit.co/TherapyinaNutshell/best-self-help-books 
    Therapy in a Nutshell and the information provided by Emma McAdam are solely intended for informational and entertainment purposes and are not a substitute for advice, diagnosis, or treatment regarding medical or mental health conditions. Although Emma McAdam is a licensed marriage and family therapist, the views expressed on this site or any related content should not be taken for medical or psychiatric advice. Always consult your physician before making any decisions related to your physical or mental health. In therapy I use a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Systems Theory, positive psychology, and a bio-psycho-social approach to treating mental illness and other challenges we all face in life. The ideas from my videos are frequently adapted from multiple sources. Many of them come from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, especially the work of Steven Hayes, Jason Luoma, and Russ Harris. The sections on stress and the mind-body connection derive from the work of Stephen Porges (the Polyvagal theory), Peter Levine (Somatic Experiencing) Francine Shapiro (EMDR), and Bessel Van Der Kolk. I also rely heavily on the work of the Arbinger Institute for my overall understanding of our ability to choose our life's direction.
    And deeper than all of that, the Gospel of Jesus Christ orients my personal worldview and sense of security, peace, hope, and love https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/comeuntochrist/believe
    If you are in crisis, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or your local emergency services.
    Copyright Therapy in a Nutshell, LL

    • 16 min
    Solving Actual Problems (Instead of Just Coping Skills) - Day 26 Break the Anxiety Cycle

    Solving Actual Problems (Instead of Just Coping Skills) - Day 26 Break the Anxiety Cycle

    Break the Anxiety Cycle in 30 Days- Online Course: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com/anxietyskills
    Here's why stress management techniques often fail- they focus all their energy on changing the emotion, instead of changing the environment- when we really solve problems, we face them and resolve them instead of just learning to cope with them. In this video you'll learn how to resolve stress by geting to the root of the problem and problem solving like a therapist does. We're going to clear the mental blocks that are keeping you stuck in stress.
    Looking for affordable online counseling? My sponsor, BetterHelp, connects you to a licensed professional from the comfort of your own home. Try it now for 10% off your first month: https://betterhelp.com/therapyinanutshell
    Learn more in one of my in-depth mental health courses: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com
    Support my mission on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/therapyinanutshell
    Sign up for my newsletter: https://www.therapyinanutshell.com
    Check out my favorite self-help books: https://kit.co/TherapyinaNutshell/best-self-help-books 
    Therapy in a Nutshell and the information provided by Emma McAdam are solely intended for informational and entertainment purposes and are not a substitute for advice, diagnosis, or treatment regarding medical or mental health conditions. Although Emma McAdam is a licensed marriage and family therapist, the views expressed on this site or any related content should not be taken for medical or psychiatric advice. Always consult your physician before making any decisions related to your physical or mental health. In therapy I use a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Systems Theory, positive psychology, and a bio-psycho-social approach to treating mental illness and other challenges we all face in life. The ideas from my videos are frequently adapted from multiple sources. Many of them come from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, especially the work of Steven Hayes, Jason Luoma, and Russ Harris. The sections on stress and the mind-body connection derive from the work of Stephen Porges (the Polyvagal theory), Peter Levine (Somatic Experiencing) Francine Shapiro (EMDR), and Bessel Van Der Kolk. I also rely heavily on the work of the Arbinger Institute for my overall understanding of our ability to choose our life's direction.
    And deeper than all of that, the Gospel of Jesus Christ orients my personal worldview and sense of security, peace, hope, and love https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/comeuntochrist/believe
    If you are in crisis, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or your local emergency services.
    Copyright Therapy in a Nutshell, LL

    • 16 min
    Menopause and Mental Health with Dr. Mary Claire Haver

    Menopause and Mental Health with Dr. Mary Claire Haver

    Learn more about Menopause, and Dr. Haver's book and other treatments at https://thepauselife.com/
    Menopause can really impact mental health, but there are effective treatments, you don’t just have to grit your way through it, so let’s talk about it, and I’m excited to have menopause expert Dr. Mary-Claire Haver here to share the medical aspect of it.
    Looking for affordable online counseling? My sponsor, BetterHelp, connects  you to a licensed professional from the comfort of your own home. Try it now for 10% off your first month: https://betterhelp.com/therapyinanutshell
    Learn more in one of my in-depth mental health courses: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com
    Support my mission on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/therapyinanutshell
    Sign up for my newsletter: https://www.therapyinanutshell.com
    Check out my favorite self-help books: https://kit.co/TherapyinaNutshell/best-self-help-books 
    Therapy in a Nutshell and the information provided by Emma McAdam are solely intended for informational and entertainment purposes and are not a substitute for advice, diagnosis, or treatment regarding medical or mental health conditions. Although Emma McAdam is a licensed marriage and family therapist, the views expressed on this site or any related content should not be taken for medical or psychiatric advice. Always consult your physician before making any decisions related to your physical or mental health. In therapy I use a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Systems Theory, positive psychology, and a bio-psycho-social approach to treating mental illness and other challenges we all face in life. The ideas from my videos are frequently adapted from multiple sources. Many of them come from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, especially the work of Steven Hayes, Jason Luoma, and Russ Harris. The sections on stress and the mind-body connection derive from the work of Stephen Porges (the Polyvagal theory), Peter Levine (Somatic Experiencing) Francine Shapiro (EMDR), and Bessel Van Der Kolk. I also rely heavily on the work of the Arbinger Institute for my overall understanding of our ability to choose our life's direction.
    And deeper than all of that, the Gospel of Jesus Christ orients my personal worldview and sense of security, peace, hope, and love https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/comeuntochrist/believe
    If you are in crisis, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or your local emergency services.
    Copyright Therapy in a Nutshell, LLC

    • 45 min
    Breathing Exercises for Anxiety: Day 25 Break the Anxiety Cycle

    Breathing Exercises for Anxiety: Day 25 Break the Anxiety Cycle

    Take the online course Break the Anxiety Cycle in 30 Days: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com/anxietyskills
    In this video, you'll explore effective breathing exercises and a deep breathing technique to combat anxiety. We will talk about deep breathing, 4-7-8 breathing, box breathing and belly breathing. By focusing on deep breathing and other techniques, it empowers you to regain control over anxiety symptoms, enhancing your mental well-being for daily life. 
    Looking for affordable online counseling? My sponsor, BetterHelp, connects you to a licensed professional from the comfort of your own home. Try it now for 10% off your first month: https://betterhelp.com/therapyinanutshell
    Learn more in one of my in-depth mental health courses: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com
    Support my mission on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/therapyinanutshell
    Sign up for my newsletter: https://www.therapyinanutshell.com
    Check out my favorite self-help books: https://kit.co/TherapyinaNutshell/best-self-help-books 
    Therapy in a Nutshell and the information provided by Emma McAdam are solely intended for informational and entertainment purposes and are not a substitute for advice, diagnosis, or treatment regarding medical or mental health conditions. Although Emma McAdam is a licensed marriage and family therapist, the views expressed on this site or any related content should not be taken for medical or psychiatric advice. Always consult your physician before making any decisions related to your physical or mental health. In therapy I use a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Systems Theory, positive psychology, and a bio-psycho-social approach to treating mental illness and other challenges we all face in life. The ideas from my videos are frequently adapted from multiple sources. Many of them come from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, especially the work of Steven Hayes, Jason Luoma, and Russ Harris. The sections on stress and the mind-body connection derive from the work of Stephen Porges (the Polyvagal theory), Peter Levine (Somatic Experiencing) Francine Shapiro (EMDR), and Bessel Van Der Kolk. I also rely heavily on the work of the Arbinger Institute for my overall understanding of our ability to choose our life's direction.
    And deeper than all of that, the Gospel of Jesus Christ orients my personal worldview and sense of security, peace, hope, and love https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/comeuntochrist/believe
    If you are in crisis, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or your local emergency services.
    Copyright Therapy in a Nutshell, LL

    • 18 min
    Sensory Needs Quiz- Your Sensory Needs Assessment

    Sensory Needs Quiz- Your Sensory Needs Assessment

    Download the assessment here: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com/pl/2148296708
    Have you ever found yourself feeling overwhelmed, irritable, or simply drained by your surroundings? It's not uncommon to experience these emotions, especially in a world that's constantly buzzing with activity and stimuli. But what many people don’t realize is that these feelings could be closely tied to our sensory needs. Understanding and acknowledging our unique sensory preferences is like discovering the secret code to feeling more comfortable and at ease in our daily lives. In this Podcast, we’ll explore what your specific sensory needs are in each of the 7 sensory areas, and we’ll talk about how you can adapt to them. Because this can help you regulate your emotions and improve your mental health. So, let’s jump in.
    Looking for affordable online counseling? My sponsor, BetterHelp, connects you to a licensed professional from the comfort of your own home. Try it now for 10% off your first month: https://betterhelp.com/therapyinanutshell
    Learn more in one of my in-depth mental health courses: https://courses.therapyinanutshell.com
    Support my mission on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/therapyinanutshell
    Sign up for my newsletter: https://www.therapyinanutshell.com
    Check out my favorite self-help books: https://kit.co/TherapyinaNutshell/best-self-help-books 
    Therapy in a Nutshell and the information provided by Emma McAdam are solely intended for informational and entertainment purposes and are not a substitute for advice, diagnosis, or treatment regarding medical or mental health conditions. Although Emma McAdam is a licensed marriage and family therapist, the views expressed on this site or any related content should not be taken for medical or psychiatric advice. Always consult your physician before making any decisions related to your physical or mental health. In therapy I use a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Systems Theory, positive psychology, and a bio-psycho-social approach to treating mental illness and other challenges we all face in life. The ideas from my videos are frequently adapted from multiple sources. Many of them come from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, especially the work of Steven Hayes, Jason Luoma, and Russ Harris. The sections on stress and the mind-body connection derive from the work of Stephen Porges (the Polyvagal theory), Peter Levine (Somatic Experiencing) Francine Shapiro (EMDR), and Bessel Van Der Kolk. I also rely heavily on the work of the Arbinger Institute for my overall understanding of our ability to choose our life's direction.
    And deeper than all of that, the Gospel of Jesus Christ orients my personal worldview and sense of security, peace, hope, and love https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/comeuntochrist/believe
    If you are in crisis, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or your local emergency services.
    Copyright Therapy in a Nutshell, LLC
     
     

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
396 Ratings

396 Ratings

The Players Coach ,

Easy to understand

I recently found this podcast and started to really do a deep dive on it after listening to a couple of episodes! I’ve even taken some of the content I’ve learned here and shared it with my clients. So if you’re looking to improve your mental health, check out this podcast!

LoryHartsock ,

Insightful

Love her work. I especially enjoy how she uses spirituality with therapeutic insight to bring integration within our soul!!

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Great and Helpful Podcast

This podcast is well done with a lot of good, current and helpful information.

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