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I’m Dr. Duff

I’m Robert, a licensed clinical psychologist based in Southern California, and author of the bestselling Hardcore Self Help book series. I also host a weekly podcast where I address reader questions and interview others in the mental health field.

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Episode 201: Managing News and Media Intake

Episode 201: Managing News and Media Intake

Why hello, everyone. I hope your quarantine is slightly less maddening than mine… I will likely be putting out episodes that are directly or indirectly related to our collective experience of the covid-19 pandemic for a while.

Today’s episode is an entire module from my online course, Kick Anxiety’s Ass, which I have extended enrollments in until this pandemic has chilled the heck out. This is module 8: The World Is Crazy.

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March 26, 2020 0

Episode 200: A Guided Relaxation for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Episode 200: A Guided Relaxation for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Hello, friends! Well. Things have changed drastically since the last podcast episode. I was thinking about doing something special for episode 200, but since all of our lives have been consumed by this pandemic and the quarantine efforts, I thought it would be most helpful to do something related to that.

In this episode, I give you a few of my thoughts about how to best get through this time and then guide you through some visualization and breathing to help you let go and get some much needed rest. I truly hope that it helps a bit.

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March 18, 2020 1

Episode 199: Health Anxiety with Dr. Gordon Asmundson

Episode 199: Health Anxiety with Dr. Gordon Asmundson

Hello, friends! This is a super interesting interview with Dr. Gordon J. G. Asmundson, a registered doctoral psychologist and author of “It’s Not All in Your Head: How Worrying about Your Health Could Be Making You Sick — and What You Can Do About It“. Health Anxiety has been a major topic that has been requested for a very long time and so Dr. Asmundson is here to share some of his expertise. We chat about health anxiety in general, some tips and techniques you can use to cope with it, as well as ways you can get started on overcoming health anxiety.

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March 12, 2020 0

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