Psychotherapy

S2 E7: Psychologists Need Therapy Too!

S2 E7: Psychologists Need Therapy Too!

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Episode Guests: Leon Fernandes Meg

Leon Fernandes talks with Meg, a clinical psychologist who reveals how stigma and shame inhibit members of her profession from discussing and seeking treatment for their own mental health issues. Meg’s perspective is shaped by having faced mental health trauma and the uncomfortable reactions exhibited when communicating her experiences to colleagues. Leon, who has for a long time been in therapy with Meg, talks about the comfort that he feels from knowing that his therapist truly understands what it’s like to walk in his shoes.

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S2 E6: Big Feelings – Part II

S2 E6: Big Feelings – Part II

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Episode Guests: Chris Jaeger Natalie Toal

Chris Jaeger introduces Natalie Toal – a ‘super feeler’ who advocates for Dialectical Behavioural Therapy in managing big feelings. Natalie explains what is involved in the therapy, and outlines its benefits. Natalie relies on DBT herself, and as a peer worker in mental health, she is involved in helping others who are dealing with overwhelming feelings. Chris and Natalie also discuss the burden of stigma faced by people with big feelings and diagnoses of borderline personality disorders.

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S2 E5: Big Feelings – Part I

S2 E5: Big Feelings – Part I

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After 10 years in psychotherapy, Hannah Achelles has learned how to navigate big feelings. In this interview with co-host Chris Jaeger, Hannah talks about how she recognises and befriends emotions as a tactic to prevent them from becoming overwhelming and degenerating into depression. For those who experience extreme emotions, managing those feelings can be a complex and lifelong journey of self-awareness.

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Season 2

In Season 2, over 13 episodes, we'll more closely explore topics from the perspective of those with lived experience. We'd love you to join us for these fascinating insights into the wide variety of mental challenges, so that we can learn more about ourselves and those around us.

Hugs! Chris, Leon and Hannah

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