The Finding My Psych Podcast

The Finding My Psych Podcast

Explore the world of Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine, guided by your host, Jerod Killick, M.S., senior healthcare operations leader in mental health and addiction. With tools backed by evidence-based practice and research, design your personal transformation journey. Welcome to our community of support and self-discovery. Learn more at findingmypsych.com... Show More

Episodes

February 21, 2021 32 min
"Best advice? Just do it!" Behavioural Activation in Action In today's episode, I bring us back to basics in a review of how behaviour impacts wellness. I share my personal experience several years ago when I went through a depressive episode - I realize now that activating adaptive behaviour would have helped in treating difficult to manage symptoms. Behavioural Activation techniques also apply to the...
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"Spirituality is not necessarily religiosity." An Important Follow-Up In our previous episode, "Review of Netflix Series Surviving Death - Spirituality in Psychology," on the Finding My Psych Podcast, we believe that we missed an opportunity. In our excitement, it is clear that we glossed over the impact of spirituality on wellness. In today's follow-up, I spend some time discussing my own perspect...
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"There were moments of credibility...but..." Discussion on, "Surviving Death" We get together to discuss the recent release, "Surviving Death" on Netflix. The show caused significant reaction for both of us, and sparked conversation about our own beliefs about the after-life and spirituality. In our review, we weight both the believable aspects of the series, and the places where the show fell...
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"See you later, worst year ever!" Johnny Returns for New Year's Eve 2021 Wow, this past year has been one hell of an experience. While we are not out of the woods yet in our international response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a lot of room for celebration. Over the next several months, vaccines will be readily available to the world population. People will return to the office, and we might even get t...
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"Diet is king, up to the standard energy compensation rate." Weight Loss and Minutes of Exercise In today's episode, we review a recent study published from the College of Sports Medicine in Sports and Exercise, in an effort to understand the connection between exercise minutes and weight loss. In other words, how much exercise is required to lose significant weight for those starting their first exercise pro...
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"You already have everything you need..." Why Digital Minimalism? In today's episode, I reflect on the attention dominating and anxiety provoking nature of modern tech on our day-to-day lives. After briefly discussion to leaders in the digital minimalism space (Cal Newport and Matt D'Avella), I review my own maximalist ways. This is followed by a review of how I am addressing each primary area (physical ...
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"Body fat percent is more important than weight." Critical Metrics and Health Monitoring In today's episode, we provide a basis for monitoring health related outcomes using metrics supported in the peer reviewed literature. It is suggested that weight, body fat %, nutrition counting, movement throughout the day, and alcohol consumption are the most basic and critical measures for monitoring wellness. We go o...
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"Your are the best thing that has happened to me." Today's Show - Our Questions For Couples Johnny Killick, chief editor at Finding My Psych, joins his husband Jerod on the show today to discuss togetherness. Jerod and Johnny review twenty curated questions for couples, revealing that, in the end, loving each other is tied to fostering mutual curiosity and commitment, especially in difficult times. Epi...
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"I personally do not like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy." My Disclosure - I Have Major Depression At Finding My Psych, it is important that we do not fall into the trap of providing tools, acting as if every tool we discuss has universal impact. It is even more important that we don't treat the topic of mental illness in such an academic way that the material becomes un-relatable. In today's episode I ...
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"I don't suffer fools gladly!" Interview With Sue Williston - Then and Now We are proud to have Sue Williston back in the seat, this time as a guest on the Finding My Psych Podcast. About four years ago, Sue appeared on the Svelte Yeti Podcast (a previous Killick production) to talk about her recent health struggles with breast cancer, and her health focused mission moving forward. Sue joins us today to ...
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"This is not the time to ponder your purpose in life." COVID19 Pandemic Current Social Observations In today's episode I talk about how society has shifted in the past few weeks as we settling into the COVID19 pandemic crisis. I note that kids getting back to school and companies calling their employees back into work who were operating virtually, has provided a sense of normality. I also note the unique sit...
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"Be ready for that golden moment." Defining The Problem In today's show, special guest, Tamara Randall and I start our discussion by reviewing the current experience of those suffering from addiction in Vancouver British Columbia, and where services fall short. There is no doubt that the recovery journey starts well before the individual indicates readiness. Grabbing that, 'golden moment' when someon...
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"I hit my wall, spoke to it, and then knuckled down." Understanding My Psychological Crisis In today's episode, I share the details of my experience going through a psychological crisis as I reach a personal inflection point regarding COVID19. In short, I hit the, 'positivity wall.' I no longer am able to put on a smile in an effort to push on through my day. Most notably, I have lost motivation...
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"Forget about your time! It's about the friends you made." Your First Race Overview In today's fourth installment in a four part series on running, we focus on considerations as you prepare for your final goal, race day! We review various 'buckets' of preparation, followed by a brief statement about our new normal and virtual events. Types of Race Day Prep There are three types of preparati...
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"Focus on intensity and consistency." Today's Episode (028) In the third of this four part podcast series on running, we dive into the various types of runs to put into your training plans. We also provide a brief overview of the, "Maximum Aerobic Function" method by Dr. Phil Maffetone. Training Types We cover five types of running to consider as part of your training plan leading to your first ...
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"The turtle always wins the race!" Preparing For Your First Effort In the first running series episode last week, we discussed the benefits of running, gear, and goal setting. In the second instalment of our four part series, we walk you through what is needed for your first run. In order for you to be successful, we believe that sustainability and physiological adaptation (consistency over time) is key. The ...
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"Fitness is all about adaptation!" Episode Overview Physical fitness is one of several critical factors for improving wellness from the perspective of Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine. In the first of a four part series on running, we discuss how to incorporate running as one part of a lifestyle transformation plan. If you are new to running, or coming back to it after many years, today's episod...
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"It comes down to personal choice." Why Finding My Psych Promotes a Plant-Based Lifestyle In today's episode we discuss the rationale for why the Finding My Psych brand promotes a plant-based lifestyle. It is important to emphasize that plant-based living is a personal choice that is not easy to make. In particular, we support plant-based living from a Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine persp...
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"The first thing you do to start your day, sets the tone for the rest of your day." Liz Garrett, Plant-Based Power Coach Vegan Athletics - Returning To Your Base In today's show, Liz Garett, the Plant-Based Power Coach, and I connect to discuss our return to vegan athletics. The journey to wellness has many ups and downs. Knowing that it has been two years since our lest discussion about our personal athletic...
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"There will be a day when we no longer have to stand in line." Emerging From Disaster - Entering Recovery Mode In today's episode, we discuss the current state of the COVID19 pandemic as we officially start recovery mode. Society has been rattled, lives lost, and the pathway forward is uncertain. Nevertheless, we persevere, even when the news is dominated by reports of death and the chaos created by Donald T...
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