The Think Act Be podcast features conversations about thriving through stress and anxiety. Each week we’ll explore effective ways to face life’s challenges: What thoughts serve us well? What actions promote well-being? How can we practice mindful presence? Guests from a wide range of backgrounds share their expertise on ways to nourish our minds, bodies, and spirits.
Dr. Mitch Abblett — How to Build Better Relationships with Kids Through Prizing
My guest this week is clinical psychologist and author Dr. Mitch Abblett. We focused our discussion on Mitch’s recent book called Prizeworthy. In this episode you’ll find out exactly what prizing is, what it feels like to be prized, and why it's the cornerstone of everything Mitch does as a therapist and a parent. Mitch also offers many helpful tools for handling the challenges that we all face as parents, or as anyone who wants to bring out the best in young people.
Dr. Daniel Kinderlehrer — What Is the Role of Lyme Disease in Common Psychiatric Illnesses?
My guest this week is physician Daniel Kinderlehrer, author of the recent book, Recovery From Lyme Disease. This was a great discussion about a topic that’s important for a lot of people. Dan is extremely knowledgeable and has a great deal of experience treating Lyme Disease. Some of his experience is personal, as you’ll hear him describe, since he recovered from Lyme himself. We discuss many of the psychiatric syndromes that Lyme can trigger, including extreme depression and anxiety.
Martin A. Lee — Why Is CBD Helpful for So Many Conditions?
My guest this week is Martin Lee, the primary author of the recent book The Essential Guide to CBD, which offers a solid introduction to the many possible benefits of CBD. Martin and I explored how it is that a single substance can have such wide-ranging effects, and got into specific conditions like anxiety, depression, and sleep. If you're new to CBD, or interested to learn more about the science behind its effects, I think you'll find a lot of good information here.
Shelley Buck — A Journey Through Love, Loss, and Letting Go
My guest this week is Shelley Buck, co-author of the recent book Leave Your Light On about her son, Ryder Buck. (Shelley’s co-authors include Kathy Curtis and Ryder.) This is a conversation about love, parenting, holding on, letting go, finding faith, and what happens when we die, among other things. I think you’ll get a lot out of our discussion.
Dr. Jonathan Schaefer — How Better Mental Health Epidemiology Can Lower Stigma
I had a great conversation in this episode with Dr. Jonathan Schaefer. Jon is a clinical psychologist and an expert in psychiatric epidemiology, which addresses questions about how common psychiatric diagnoses are. As you’ll hear, it’s far more common to experience a mental health issue than was previously thought, primarily because previous methods of measurement had probably undercounted, for reasons that Jon explains very nicely. I was certainly blown away by the most recent statistics.
Dr. Patricia Zurita Ona — How to Overcome OCD and Other Struggles with Fear
My guest this week is Dr. Patricia Zurita Ona, a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating obsessive-compulsive disorder. We discussed her new workbook entitled Living Beyond OCD Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and what ACT adds to traditional CBT for OCD. We covered some really interesting territory about changing thoughts vs. making peace with them. We also discussed the latest research in how we overcome our fears, as well as increasing our ability to tolerate discomfort.
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This is THE podcast to listen to if you want to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and others, how you can be a better person, how you can improve your relationships, and how you can recover from trauma, phobias, and other issues that prevent you from living your best life. I learn so much valuable information from every guest and from Seth, himself. Listen to this podcast and grow.