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The Hardcore Self Help Podcast with Duff the Psych

Robert Duff, Ph.D.

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The Hardcore Self Help Podcast with Duff the Psych

The Hardcore Self Help Podcast with Duff the Psych

Robert Duff, Ph.D.

206
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611
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About Us

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

Latest Episodes

Episode 221: Priced Out of Therapy & Living with a Traumatic Past

EHey, all! 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 duffthepsych@gmail.com This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Go to betterhelp.com/duff for 10% off your first month of professional online therapy.

41 min6 d ago
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Episode 221: Priced Out of Therapy & Living with a Traumatic Past

Episode 220: I Don't Want Kids & Can I Call Therapist Between Sessions?

EHello, friends! 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 duffthepsych@gmail.com and if you'd like to learn more about all that I do, check out duffthepsych.com/starthere This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Check them out for sustainable organic groceries delivered straight to your door! Go to thrivemarket.com/duff for a special gift along with your trial membership!

36 min1 w ago
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Episode 220: I Don't Want Kids & Can I Call Therapist Between Sessions?

Episode 219: Getting Real and Personal About Crisis Options

EThis 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.

48 min3 w ago
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Episode 219: Getting Real and Personal About Crisis Options

Episode 218: Lifestyle and Habit Changes for Anxiety

EHello, friends! I hope that where ever you are, you are not absolutely melting from heat like I am. Even if you are, go chill in the air conditioning and settle in because this episode's a long one. In this episode, I share the audio from THREE whole lessons of my online course, Kick Anxiety's Ass. These lessons talk all about structural changes to your life that you can make and habits that you can build to further support your anxiety conquest. Since each lesson is over 20 minutes, this episode clocks in at well over an hour. If you love what you hear, please check out the online course that it came from at kickanxietycourse.com This episode is brought to you by Better Help. Visit betterhelp.com/duff for 10% off your first month of online professional counseling.

79 minAUG 21
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Episode 218: Lifestyle and Habit Changes for Anxiety

Episode 217: Communication and Active Listening Tips

EHello, all! Thanks for having some patience with the lack of an episode last week. I think it was worth it because this is a packed episode. In this week's episode, I dive deep into my favorite tips and techniques to make you a better communicator and a better listener. In the field, we call these "active listening" techniques and they are the fundamental techniques that all therapists learn to help people open up and trust them. Here are the tips covered: You have more than one shot. Pay attention to emotional state. Listen before speaking. Nonverbal behaviors. Open-ended questions. Restatements. Reflections. Silence. I think you'll get a lot out of this episode! Please continue sending me your questions and episode ideas to duffthepsych@gmail.com This week's sponsor is Raycon. Check out their awesome wireless earbuds at buyraycon.com/duff

65 minAUG 14
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Episode 217: Communication and Active Listening Tips

Episode 216: Long Distance Fiance & Bedtime Adrenaline Surges

EHello, friends! I hope that you're staying healthy and relatively happy out there. In this episode, I've got the following awesome questions for you: My fiance and I are stuck on different continents due to COVID. What can I do to deal with my sadness? I get rushes of adrenaline and panic attacks when moving around in bed at night. Why and what can I do? Don't forget that you can still get the entire Kick Anxiety's Ass course for just $75 instead of $300. Head over and check out some free lessons! This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Go to thrivemarket.com/duff to get a free gift with your risk-free membership.

35 minAUG 1
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Episode 216: Long Distance Fiance & Bedtime Adrenaline Surges

Episode 215: Depression Motivation Exercise, Abusive Ex

EHello, friends! This episode is a question and answer show with a couple really great ones: How can I remember what brought be joy before depression? Should I stay away from me ex who was abusive to me? As always, please send in your questions for the show to duffthepsych@gmail.com This episode is brought to you by Raycon. I'm loving their new Everyday E25 earbuds. Check out buyraycon.com/duff for 15% off your order.

31 minJUL 24
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Episode 215: Depression Motivation Exercise, Abusive Ex

Episode 214: Mask Anxiety and Medication Considerations

EHello, friends! This is a nice little Q&A episode featuring the following two questions: What can I do about my severe anxiety reaction when wearing a mask? Should I be taking psychiatric medication for my symptoms? No sponsor this week, but don't forget that my comprehensive anxiety course is still available until this pandemic is done. If you have questions or topic suggestions, send them over to duffthepsych@gmail.com

31 minJUL 17
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Episode 214: Mask Anxiety and Medication Considerations

Episode 213: My Wife and I Talk Quarantine Hobbies and Poly Relationships

EHello, everyone! I think you will really enjoy this episode. I sat out in the back yard with some candles, twinkle lights, and a couple glasses of wine with my lovely wife, Joelle and just talked. We really didn't have an agenda, so you are getting a normal raw convo between us. We ended up talking about a variety of topics including Joelle's new embroidery hobby and my new gardening hobby. We also discuss our poly triad relationship, which didn't end up lasting, Joelle's own identity exploration, and why WE work as a couple. It was such as pleasure to sit down and share these snippets with you all. This episodes sponsor is Thrive Market. Check out thrivemarket.com/duff for $20 shopping credit!

55 minJUL 11
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Episode 213: My Wife and I Talk Quarantine Hobbies and Poly Relationships

Episode 212: Unhooking from Thoughts Meditation

Hello, friends. I asked on social media whether you'd prefer a Q&A or a guided meditation and the overwhelming answer was a guided meditation. I get it. We are STILL in uncertain and difficult times. I know that I'm dealing with my fair share of haywire thoughts. So, the purpose of this meditation is to help you get on a little better terms with your thoughts using the visualization of a snowglobe. Enjoy! Please continue sending me your awesome questions and content suggestions to duffthepsych@gmail.com!

20 minJUL 3
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Episode 212: Unhooking from Thoughts Meditation

Latest Episodes

Episode 221: Priced Out of Therapy & Living with a Traumatic Past

EHey, all! 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 duffthepsych@gmail.com This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Go to betterhelp.com/duff for 10% off your first month of professional online therapy.

41 min6 d ago
Comments
Episode 221: Priced Out of Therapy & Living with a Traumatic Past

Episode 220: I Don't Want Kids & Can I Call Therapist Between Sessions?

EHello, friends! 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 duffthepsych@gmail.com and if you'd like to learn more about all that I do, check out duffthepsych.com/starthere This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Check them out for sustainable organic groceries delivered straight to your door! Go to thrivemarket.com/duff for a special gift along with your trial membership!

36 min1 w ago
Comments
Episode 220: I Don't Want Kids & Can I Call Therapist Between Sessions?

Episode 219: Getting Real and Personal About Crisis Options

EThis 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.

48 min3 w ago
Comments
Episode 219: Getting Real and Personal About Crisis Options

Episode 218: Lifestyle and Habit Changes for Anxiety

EHello, friends! I hope that where ever you are, you are not absolutely melting from heat like I am. Even if you are, go chill in the air conditioning and settle in because this episode's a long one. In this episode, I share the audio from THREE whole lessons of my online course, Kick Anxiety's Ass. These lessons talk all about structural changes to your life that you can make and habits that you can build to further support your anxiety conquest. Since each lesson is over 20 minutes, this episode clocks in at well over an hour. If you love what you hear, please check out the online course that it came from at kickanxietycourse.com This episode is brought to you by Better Help. Visit betterhelp.com/duff for 10% off your first month of online professional counseling.

79 minAUG 21
Comments
Episode 218: Lifestyle and Habit Changes for Anxiety

Episode 217: Communication and Active Listening Tips

EHello, all! Thanks for having some patience with the lack of an episode last week. I think it was worth it because this is a packed episode. In this week's episode, I dive deep into my favorite tips and techniques to make you a better communicator and a better listener. In the field, we call these "active listening" techniques and they are the fundamental techniques that all therapists learn to help people open up and trust them. Here are the tips covered: You have more than one shot. Pay attention to emotional state. Listen before speaking. Nonverbal behaviors. Open-ended questions. Restatements. Reflections. Silence. I think you'll get a lot out of this episode! Please continue sending me your questions and episode ideas to duffthepsych@gmail.com This week's sponsor is Raycon. Check out their awesome wireless earbuds at buyraycon.com/duff

65 minAUG 14
Comments
Episode 217: Communication and Active Listening Tips

Episode 216: Long Distance Fiance & Bedtime Adrenaline Surges

EHello, friends! I hope that you're staying healthy and relatively happy out there. In this episode, I've got the following awesome questions for you: My fiance and I are stuck on different continents due to COVID. What can I do to deal with my sadness? I get rushes of adrenaline and panic attacks when moving around in bed at night. Why and what can I do? Don't forget that you can still get the entire Kick Anxiety's Ass course for just $75 instead of $300. Head over and check out some free lessons! This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market. Go to thrivemarket.com/duff to get a free gift with your risk-free membership.

35 minAUG 1
Comments
Episode 216: Long Distance Fiance & Bedtime Adrenaline Surges

Episode 215: Depression Motivation Exercise, Abusive Ex

EHello, friends! This episode is a question and answer show with a couple really great ones: How can I remember what brought be joy before depression? Should I stay away from me ex who was abusive to me? As always, please send in your questions for the show to duffthepsych@gmail.com This episode is brought to you by Raycon. I'm loving their new Everyday E25 earbuds. Check out buyraycon.com/duff for 15% off your order.

31 minJUL 24
Comments
Episode 215: Depression Motivation Exercise, Abusive Ex

Episode 214: Mask Anxiety and Medication Considerations

EHello, friends! This is a nice little Q&A episode featuring the following two questions: What can I do about my severe anxiety reaction when wearing a mask? Should I be taking psychiatric medication for my symptoms? No sponsor this week, but don't forget that my comprehensive anxiety course is still available until this pandemic is done. If you have questions or topic suggestions, send them over to duffthepsych@gmail.com

31 minJUL 17
Comments
Episode 214: Mask Anxiety and Medication Considerations

Episode 213: My Wife and I Talk Quarantine Hobbies and Poly Relationships

EHello, everyone! I think you will really enjoy this episode. I sat out in the back yard with some candles, twinkle lights, and a couple glasses of wine with my lovely wife, Joelle and just talked. We really didn't have an agenda, so you are getting a normal raw convo between us. We ended up talking about a variety of topics including Joelle's new embroidery hobby and my new gardening hobby. We also discuss our poly triad relationship, which didn't end up lasting, Joelle's own identity exploration, and why WE work as a couple. It was such as pleasure to sit down and share these snippets with you all. This episodes sponsor is Thrive Market. Check out thrivemarket.com/duff for $20 shopping credit!

55 minJUL 11
Comments
Episode 213: My Wife and I Talk Quarantine Hobbies and Poly Relationships

Episode 212: Unhooking from Thoughts Meditation

Hello, friends. I asked on social media whether you'd prefer a Q&A or a guided meditation and the overwhelming answer was a guided meditation. I get it. We are STILL in uncertain and difficult times. I know that I'm dealing with my fair share of haywire thoughts. So, the purpose of this meditation is to help you get on a little better terms with your thoughts using the visualization of a snowglobe. Enjoy! Please continue sending me your awesome questions and content suggestions to duffthepsych@gmail.com!

20 minJUL 3
Comments
Episode 212: Unhooking from Thoughts Meditation

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