CLEANING UP THE MENTAL MESS with Dr. Caroline Leaf
Episode #110: 4 Steps to change a toxic thinking habit into a healthy new neural network

Episode #110: 4 Steps to change a toxic thinking habit into a healthy new neural network

December 5, 2019

In this episode I address one of the main questions I received following the episode I did on depression with my daughter Dominique: how to do the reconceptualizing process.

 

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Episode #109: How EMDR Therapy can help with PTSD, trauma, panic attacks, and anxiety + how to help a teen who is suicidal, how to strengthen your child’s stress resilience levels and more

Episode #109: How EMDR Therapy can help with PTSD, trauma, panic attacks, and anxiety + how to help a teen who is suicidal, how to strengthen your child’s stress resilience levels and more

December 1, 2019

In this episode I interview Dr. Mark Mayfield on how EMDR therapy can benefit those who struggle with PTSD, panic attacks, anxiety, and other mental health issues. We discuss what EDMR is, how to find a specialist, what to know before you start, and more. We also discuss how to help teens who may be suicidal, how to develop stress resilience in your child, how to protect your own mental health as a parent, what NOT to say to teens who are struggling, how to handle substance abuse in children, and so much more! For more information on EMDR and to find a specialist in your area visit: https://www.emdria.org

 

 

Dr. Mayfield has extensive experience within the realm of substance abuse (primarily with the adolescent population), doing 10-15 groups a week early in his career. He has worked with gang members in the inner-city of Denver, developed adolescent and family therapy programs working with at-risk youth, provided in-home family therapy and multi-systemic family therapy, and has developed equine facilitated psychotherapy groups for child and adolescent survivors of mental and/or emotional struggles. Dr. Mayfield's doctoral research focused the effects of equine facilitated psychotherapy on veteran survivors with partial or full PTSD. 

 

 

 

 

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Episode #108: How to protect your mental health in this current political climate + Tips to successfully navigate difficult conversations at family gatherings during the holidays

Episode #108: How to protect your mental health in this current political climate + Tips to successfully navigate difficult conversations at family gatherings during the holidays

November 25, 2019

This is an episode all about how to agree to disagree when it politics, and how to protect your mental health during this unstable and divided climate. Rather than fighting it out, this episode will help you learn how to start insightful and educational discussions and conversations around politics, and how to avoid causing more mental distress than necessary. 

As a society, we have forgotten how to argue and disagree in a civil way. This is causing untold stress and anger, and affecting many people’s relationships. So, in this episode, I give you 8 tips to help you successfully navigate conversations with someone who has a different political opinion, and how to protect your mental health and relationships.

 

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Episode #107: How to use technology & temperature to solve sleeping problems + more tips to help improve sleep fitness and quality, what happens in our brain when don’t sleep enough and more!

Episode #107: How to use technology & temperature to solve sleeping problems + more tips to help improve sleep fitness and quality, what happens in our brain when don’t sleep enough and more!

November 20, 2019

We have all heard how technology disrupts our sleep, and how a lack of sleep can and will affect our mental and physical health. Well, in this episode I interview Matteo, the founder of 8Sleep, on how we can actually use technology to solve sleeping problems and how we can use temperature to improve sleep fitness and quality. Matteo also shares additional tips on how to fall asleep fast and stay asleep. 

 

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Episode #106: Can Keto improve your mental health? + The best essential oils for brain health, foods to eat to improve brain & gut health, leaky gut syndrome and more with Dr. Josh Axe

Episode #106: Can Keto improve your mental health? + The best essential oils for brain health, foods to eat to improve brain & gut health, leaky gut syndrome and more with Dr. Josh Axe

November 17, 2019

In this episode I interview Dr. Josh Axe on the Keto Diet, essential oils, leaky gut syndrome, how to improve our gut health and brain health, how he manages his mental health, ancient medicine, and so much more! 

 

For more on Dr. Josh Axe follow him on social media @drjoshaxe. His new book THE COLLAGEN DIET will be out Dec 31 and is available now for pre-order: https://draxe.com/the-collagen-diet-by-dr-josh-axe/?utm_source=promotional&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20191015_collagendietbook_promo. You can also pre-order his Keto cookbook here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0316427187/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_I6w0DbFVY90TG

 

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Episode #105: How to recognize the early signs of depression and how to recover from depression + tips to help someone else who may be struggling with depression

Episode #105: How to recognize the early signs of depression and how to recover from depression + tips to help someone else who may be struggling with depression

November 13, 2019

In this special episode I sit down (via Skype!) with my producer, and daughter, Dominique to discuss depression. Dominique shares her struggles with depression, the triggers, how she recovered and manages her mental health now, and how others can help a friend or family member who is struggling with depression.

*This podcast was done via Skype so audio quality may be a little scratchy*

 

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Episode #104: Mental health tips for entrepreneurs + how to turn failures and weaknesses into a thriving career and life with serial entrepreneur Mark Metry

Episode #104: Mental health tips for entrepreneurs + how to turn failures and weaknesses into a thriving career and life with serial entrepreneur Mark Metry

November 10, 2019

Being an entrepreneur is tough. Burnout, loneliness, constant failure... the list goes on. As someone who started my own company I know first hand how hard and painful it can be. So in this episode I sit down (via Skype!) with serial entrepreneur Mark Metry to discuss how to protect your mental health when starting a company, how to overcome social anxiety, how to recognize what is holding you back and how to turn that into a driving force for change and success.

 

For more information on Mark go to: https://www.markmetry.com and stay tuned for his upcoming book “Social Anxiety No More”!
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry
Instagram.com/markmetry
Twitter.com/markymetry

 

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Episode #103: 3 Mental Self-Care Habits of the Happiest People

Episode #103: 3 Mental Self-Care Habits of the Happiest People

November 6, 2019

Why are there some people who just seem to always be happy no matter what? What is their secret? Today, people are obsessed with achieving happiness yet people seem to be more and more depressed and anxious. I did some digging, and combined with my work in private practice and clinical research, I noticed a few mental habits the happiest people have in common. In this episode I discuss 3 mental self-care habits of the happiest people, and how to apply these habits in your life.

 

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For more info on the possibilities mindset and thinker mindset check out my book THINK LEARN SUCCEED available on drleaf.com, Amazon, Audible, Kindle, and wherever books are sold!

 

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Episode #102: My secret to keeping my brain and body toxin-free + how I manage my mental health and avoid burnout

Episode #102: My secret to keeping my brain and body toxin-free + how I manage my mental health and avoid burnout

October 30, 2019

In this episode I share one of my secrets to keeping my brain and body healthy and toxin-free: infrared saunas! This episode covers everything from the different types in saunas, how they benefit our mental and physical health, how to best use a sauna, if it's safe for children, how saunas can help with cancer and joint pain, and so much more! Special guest: Alicia Botyrius.

 

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Episode #101: 5 Reasons why swearing can be good for your mental health!

Episode #101: 5 Reasons why swearing can be good for your mental health!

October 23, 2019

Yes you read that right: swearing can be good for your mental health! How? Listen to find out!

 

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