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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.

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635
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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 225: Auditory Hallucinations & Hitting a Roadblock with Depression and Anxiety

EHello, friends! This is a fascinating Q&A that answers a question relating to something we call non-clinical auditory hallucinations. In other words, hearing something that isn't actually there. I also offer advice on what you can do when you've hit a roadblock with your depression and anxiety. Enjoy! Check out my new website at http://robertduffphd.com If you have a question for a future episode, send it over to duffthepsych@gmail.com This episode was brought to you by Thrive Market. Head over to http://thrivemarket.com/duff for a free gift with your trial membership!

28 min3 d ago
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Episode 225: Auditory Hallucinations & Hitting a Roadblock with Depression and Anxiety

Episode 224: What's Working for Me Right Now

EHello, friends! Today I have a looser episode structure for you. Simply me sitting and talking to you about a few things that are working for me right now. They are super random, but all represent things in my life that are helping me get through. In no particular order they are... White boards Boundaries Waking up early Coldbrew Verbal journaling Exercising Audiobooks Having grace with myself Timing activities PBAP See. Told you they were pretty random. I think you'll find some helpful tips in here though. Let me know what you think! If you have a question that you'd like answered or a topic for a future show, shoot me an email to duffthepsych@gmail.com.

40 min1 w ago
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Episode 224: What's Working for Me Right Now

Episode 223: Episode 223: Is Hypnotherapy Valid? & Family Drama During the Holidays

EHello, friends! Bit of a short episode today, but great questions nonetheless! I also mention that I've been putting out more great content on Youtube and for my mailing list. Make sure you check those out as well if you can't get enough great mental health info! Here are the questions covered in this episode: Does hypnotherapy work? What can I do about my family issues during the holidays? As always you can send me your questions and topic suggestions to duffthepsych@gmail.com This episode is sponsored by Himalaya ashwagandha. Use the code SELFHELP20 at checkout on Amazon to get a hefty discount!

26 min3 w ago
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Episode 223: Episode 223: Is Hypnotherapy Valid? & Family Drama During the Holidays

Episode 222: Moving Through Crisis w/ My Wife Joelle

EHello, friends. A lot of you have been asking to an update from my wife, Joelle. Today, I have her on the show to talk about what led up to her recent mental health crisis and how things have progressed since that time. She has undergone six ketamine infusion treatments, started with a psychiatrist, and started with a new therapist. We talk about all of these things and she does an amazing job of making visual metaphors for the ways in which she is changing. Enjoy! This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month of professional online therapy.

54 minSEP 25
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Episode 222: Moving Through Crisis w/ My Wife Joelle

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 minSEP 18
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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 minSEP 11
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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 minAUG 28
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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

Latest Episodes

Episode 225: Auditory Hallucinations & Hitting a Roadblock with Depression and Anxiety

EHello, friends! This is a fascinating Q&A that answers a question relating to something we call non-clinical auditory hallucinations. In other words, hearing something that isn't actually there. I also offer advice on what you can do when you've hit a roadblock with your depression and anxiety. Enjoy! Check out my new website at http://robertduffphd.com If you have a question for a future episode, send it over to duffthepsych@gmail.com This episode was brought to you by Thrive Market. Head over to http://thrivemarket.com/duff for a free gift with your trial membership!

28 min3 d ago
Comments
Episode 225: Auditory Hallucinations & Hitting a Roadblock with Depression and Anxiety

Episode 224: What's Working for Me Right Now

EHello, friends! Today I have a looser episode structure for you. Simply me sitting and talking to you about a few things that are working for me right now. They are super random, but all represent things in my life that are helping me get through. In no particular order they are... White boards Boundaries Waking up early Coldbrew Verbal journaling Exercising Audiobooks Having grace with myself Timing activities PBAP See. Told you they were pretty random. I think you'll find some helpful tips in here though. Let me know what you think! If you have a question that you'd like answered or a topic for a future show, shoot me an email to duffthepsych@gmail.com.

40 min1 w ago
Comments
Episode 224: What's Working for Me Right Now

Episode 223: Episode 223: Is Hypnotherapy Valid? & Family Drama During the Holidays

EHello, friends! Bit of a short episode today, but great questions nonetheless! I also mention that I've been putting out more great content on Youtube and for my mailing list. Make sure you check those out as well if you can't get enough great mental health info! Here are the questions covered in this episode: Does hypnotherapy work? What can I do about my family issues during the holidays? As always you can send me your questions and topic suggestions to duffthepsych@gmail.com This episode is sponsored by Himalaya ashwagandha. Use the code SELFHELP20 at checkout on Amazon to get a hefty discount!

26 min3 w ago
Comments
Episode 223: Episode 223: Is Hypnotherapy Valid? & Family Drama During the Holidays

Episode 222: Moving Through Crisis w/ My Wife Joelle

EHello, friends. A lot of you have been asking to an update from my wife, Joelle. Today, I have her on the show to talk about what led up to her recent mental health crisis and how things have progressed since that time. She has undergone six ketamine infusion treatments, started with a psychiatrist, and started with a new therapist. We talk about all of these things and she does an amazing job of making visual metaphors for the ways in which she is changing. Enjoy! This episode is brought to you by BetterHelp. Check out betterhelp.com/duff to get 10% off your first month of professional online therapy.

54 minSEP 25
Comments
Episode 222: Moving Through Crisis w/ My Wife Joelle

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 minSEP 18
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 minSEP 11
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 minAUG 28
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
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Episode 216: Long Distance Fiance & Bedtime Adrenaline Surges

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