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Thanks Therapy!

A lighthearted appreciation of good and useful therapy and a discussion of what therapy is and why it is good for you with the aim of demystifying the process and destigmatising mental illness and psychological distress. Each week we focus on a different topic, such as types of therapy or issues such as anxiety or body image. Contact us with your low-stakes problems for our anti-agony aunt corner which we will read at the end of the show on thankstherapy@gmail.com

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23: Gather - Special Ep for NI Mental Health and Arts Fest

Our special episode for the Northern Ireland Mental Health and Arts Festival NIMHAF  https://www.nimhaf.org/ We discuss the returned ability to gather, what that means especially for artists and why some of us might struggle with the return to social life. Also Emma shares a song written on the topic.

43mins

9 May 2022

Rank #1

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22: Back on the podcasting bouncy castle

After our unintended break (covid...x2) we are back with an episode all about the pitfalls of the self-improvement movement. Self-help is a multibillion-dollar industry - so it must be doing some good, right?! Listen to find out what we think!! Also if you like what we do you can buy us a coffee - we are raising money for promo pics and our website!  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/thankstherapy

46mins

28 Mar 2022

Rank #2

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21: A completely neutral tone

An anti-valentine's episode (it was unintentional); this episode is about breakups and divorce including parents separating. We discuss why breakups are so painful, and what impacts on how we react, from our attachment styles to our ego ineffectively controlling the implusive id. We also discuss the aims of couples counselling.

47mins

16 Feb 2022

Rank #3

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20: Sauce related coping

This week's episode is a little different, returning after a short hiatus following a bereavement, Emma and Hannah deal with this in the only way they know how, with radical authenticity and emotional depth. This may be a difficult listen for anyone recently bereaved. But we invite you if you feel able, to join us in this informal exploration of grief and love. As always do seek support if needed. In Northern Ireland contact lifeline on 0808 808 8000 In ROI Call 116 123 to speak to a Samaritan England -  https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/find-an-urgent-mental-health-helpline Wales - C.A.L.L. Mental Health Helpline for Wales - 0800 132 737 (FREE and available 24/7) Text help to 81066. Scotland - https://www.seemescotland.org/urgent-help/ The USA - If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center or text MHA to 741741 at the Crisis Text Line. Canada - https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/mental-health-services/mental-health-get-help.html Australia- Lifeline (call 13 11 14)

51mins

9 Feb 2022

Rank #4

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19: Time doesnt exist

In our review of the year episode, we cover a lot of ground beginning with some notable athletes who have contributed to destigmatising mental health in 2021. We also discuss how the pandemic is dysregulating our nervous systems and leading to fatigue and 'pandemic brain'. Finally, we talk about stress research with Hans Selye and his rats and give some top tips on how we can address some of these symptoms. In Northern Ireland contact lifeline on 0808 808 8000 In ROI Call 116 123 to speak to a Samaritan England -  https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/find-an-urgent-mental-health-helpline Wales - C.A.L.L. Mental Health Helpline for Wales - 0800 132 737 (FREE and available 24/7) Text help to 81066. Scotland - https://www.seemescotland.org/urgent-help/ The USA - If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center or text MHA to 741741 at the Crisis Text Line. Canada - https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/mental-health-services/mental-health-get-help.html Australia- Lifeline (call 13 11 14)

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4 Jan 2022

Rank #5

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18: Merry Discombobulated!

Happy Solstice! Part two of our holiday special Hannah and Emma touch on the potential loneliness some experience and then return again to discussions of family tensions, the potential triggering of childhood wounds, finding the best way to spend the holidays for you and the ancient origins of the festival. Also featuring some entries from the family poetry competition! Wishing all our listeners a peaceful holiday season however they spend it! In Northern Ireland contact lifeline on 0808 808 8000 In ROI Call 116 123 to speak to a Samaritan England -  https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/find-an-urgent-mental-health-helpline Wales - C.A.L.L. Mental Health Helpline for Wales - 0800 132 737 (FREE and available 24/7) Text help to 81066. Scotland - https://www.seemescotland.org/urgent-help/ The USA - If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center or text MHA to 741741 at the Crisis Text Line. Canada - https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/mental-health-services/mental-health-get-help.html Australia- Lifeline (call 13 11 14)

56mins

21 Dec 2021

Rank #6

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17: Stressing Christmas Balls!

Emma and Hannah's holiday special part 1 - when it comes to this podcast that means breakdown exactly what bothers us, stresses us or distresses us about this supposed season of joy. So if you too feel less than jolly or are interested in finding out why some people do then please join us!! In Northern Ireland contact lifeline on 0808 808 8000 In ROI Call 116 123 to speak to a Samaritan England -  https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/find-an-urgent-mental-health-helpline Wales - C.A.L.L. Mental Health Helpline for Wales - 0800 132 737 (FREE and available 24/7) Text help to 81066. Scotland - https://www.seemescotland.org/urgent-help/ The USA - If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center or text MHA to 741741 at the Crisis Text Line. Canada - https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/mental-health-services/mental-health-get-help.html Australia- Lifeline (call 13 11 14)

48mins

17 Dec 2021

Rank #7

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16: Freak the bag!

We know that not everyone 'freaks the bag' when it comes to thinking about endings but they are always significant. We discuss how ending in therapy should be intentional and planned especially when engaged in deeper work for example in humanistic or psychotherapuetic modalities. And it is eyebrows time for Hannah as Emma discussed the 6 session model she used and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. In Northern Ireland contact lifeline on 0808 808 8000 In ROI Call 116 123 to speak to a Samaritan England -  https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/find-an-urgent-mental-health-helpline Wales - C.A.L.L. Mental Health Helpline for Wales - 0800 132 737 (FREE and available 24/7) Text help to 81066. Scotland - https://www.seemescotland.org/urgent-help/ The USA - If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center or text MHA to 741741 at the Crisis Text Line. Canada - https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/mental-health-services/mental-health-get-help.html Australia- Lifeline (call 13 11 14)

57mins

7 Dec 2021

Rank #8

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15: It's about the process

This week we have a special guest, Martha Campbell, a systemic psychotherapist/family therapist. She enlighted us about the approach to family therapy she uses in her work and how this supports families to explore the relationships between the members. Emma struggles to stop making it about 'the problem' and Hannah struggles with a bad cold. But ultimately in relationship we make some discoveries about this therapeutic approach. In Northern Ireland contact lifeline on 0808 808 8000 In ROI Call 116 123 to speak to a Samaritan England -  https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/find-an-urgent-mental-health-helpline Wales - C.A.L.L. Mental Health Helpline for Wales - 0800 132 737 (FREE and available 24/7) Text help to 81066. Scotland - https://www.seemescotland.org/urgent-help/ The USA - If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center or text MHA to 741741 at the Crisis Text Line. Canada - https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/mental-health-services/mental-health-get-help.html Australia- Lifeline (call 13 11 14)

1hr 16mins

23 Nov 2021

Rank #9

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14: In the scrum emotionally

This week we open the can of worms that is bad therapy- we know it is not all sunshine and pickles and perfect therapy relationships. In this episode we share a number of listener and personal experiences of less than satisfactory therapy. Including being ghosted by a therapist, heavy-handed use of reflection and a rugby obsession. In Northern Ireland contact lifeline on 0808 808 8000 In ROI Call 116 123 to speak to a Samaritan England -  https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/find-an-urgent-mental-health-helpline Wales - C.A.L.L. Mental Health Helpline for Wales - 0800 132 737 (FREE and available 24/7) Text help to 81066. Scotland - https://www.seemescotland.org/urgent-help/ The USA - If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center or text MHA to 741741 at the Crisis Text Line. Canada - https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/mental-health-services/mental-health-get-help.html Australia- Lifeline (call 13 11 14) Update Description

56mins

16 Nov 2021

Rank #10