Matt and Daniela interview Andrew on his work experiences, including some tips on what’s worked well for him the last few years.
Big thanks to Andrew for doing the interview, and providing the music for our podcast!

In this TedX talk, Dr. Steven Hayes offers several helpful techniques for handling nasty intrusive thoughts and putting some distance between you and the stuff in your head. Check it out:

First off, why does this happen? Basically, your sympathetic nervous system kicks your body into fight-or-flight mode. That releases a cascade of chemicals all over your body, one consequence of which is the blood vessels in your face dilating (amongst other heart-pounding, eye-opening, stomach-churning effects). There are typically two ways this gets triggered: You’re scared of the situation you’re in […]

When I was doing Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) therapy for OCD, it was very behavior-focused. It was all about progressively cutting out compulsions, starting from the easiest and working up to the most difficult. Although ERP is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), it’s generally heavier on the B than the C. But […]

This past March, the Catholic News Agency in Rome published an article titled, “How can you tell if someone is demon-possessed?”. In it, Father Cipriano de Meo, an exorcist since 1952, explains that discerning the difference between demon possession and mental illness is an important part of the exorcist’s role because, “typically, a person is […]

The use of MDMA-assisted therapy for mental illnesses, particularly PTSD, is inching it’s way towards approval by the Federal Drug Administration in the United States. An earlier, relatively small study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology in 2011 (of 20 patients) by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) found that 83% of patients (10/12) receiving the […]

Panic attacks are a totally normal challenge to deal with on the journey of recovery out of many mental illnesses. But they often become an experience we try to avoid, which only makes the illness worse and brings even more panic attacks and even worse ones into our lives. In this video, I share an […]