The Show Must Go On… that’s been the drumbeat for many of us as vacations, family gatherings, and milestone in-person events are STILL getting canceled.This episode of “On Staying Sane” talks about how to overcome the disappointments, anxiety and sheer sadness that can come with all these disruptions.Dr. Denise explains cognitive re-framing or The Pivot.Cathleen and Dr. Denise discuss actual techniques to tackle stress including exercise, meditation and humor!Why does Dr. Denise say the “c-word?” Why you shouldn’t be put off by the concept of meditating?And if Cathleen can do box breathing — you’ll definitely be able to pull it off!PS:The Navy Seals reportedly do it too!
“I knew that sobriety would never work for me if I didn’t I knew that sobriety would never work for me if I didn’t create a life of fun, excitement, adventure, and happiness. So I set out to build a strong foundation for this new way of life.
I began an IOP (intensive outpatient program) where I attended group via zoom 3 hours a night, 3 nights a week, for 4 months. This helped me in so many ways from connecting with other alcoholics, to having assignments that helped provide insight into my disease. I also got a therapist that specialized in substance abuse and began seeing her weekly. She helped me through a lot of the trauma that I had been self-medicating to survive for so many years. I still see her bi-weekly!
I found a Psychiatrist and got on the right prescriptions for depression, and anxiety and I also got on a once a month craving-blocker shot. (Not having cravings for alcohol was HUGE for my early recovery.) I was also on medicine for sleep and anger. (Today I am completely med free, but having these as I navigated early sobriety was very useful for me.)
I read a lot of quit lit (quitting literature) you can find a list on the resources page. These books really helped me to see the great parts of being sober, and that I would still be able to enjoy my life without alcohol.
Finally, I started a sober Instagram & Facebook page @shaysober to keep me accountable and as a daily reprieve in my pocket. I share there every day and love connecting with my sober instagram community.”
2022 New Year, New Series of the Dr. Denise Show! We’re calling it “On Staying Sane!” And don’t we all need a little sanity at this time in our lives? Joining Dr. Denise is journalist Cathleen O’Toole. This spontaneous new show talks about the ways we will care for ourselves when the world can feel a little insane. From Self Care, to Deep Play, to Love of #ALLKind, Dr. Denise uses the pulse of consciousness to help us kick off the new year without all those crazy rigid resolutions. Plus, she gives you a grab and go on the 5-minute rule an what to do about al those emails clogging your inbox!
This show is INSPIRED by Feeling Overwhelmed while reading the AMA Morning Rounds email about the pandemic upon awakening this morning:
Leading the News
U.S. reports more than 1M new COVID-19 infections
The Wall Street Journal (1/4, Hoyle, Subscription Publication) reports the U.S. reported more than one million new COVID-19 cases on Monday as states cleared backlogs due to the holiday weekend. According to a Wall Street Journal analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University, the reports drove the seven-day average for daily cases to 480,273.
Bloomberg (1/4, Hong) reports the Omicron coronavirus variant, “combined with delayed reporting by local governments over the holidays, led to a single-day record for new cases for any country in the world.”
So… As I sat reading my emails and practicing my gratitudes I Alchemized my feelings by writing a HOPEFUL and LOVING post on Instagram & now producing this show, “On Staying Sane… Our Reality!”
It is an honor to have Jake Myers back on the Dr. Denise Show to discuss selfcare, boundaries, navigating the holidays, mental wellness and more!
Can you imagine a world in which happiness, wellness and embracing our own unique neurostyle was championed?
When WE are in the Moment of Now with awareness, self-love and the spirit of altruism we are able to reach optimal health and well-being!
Join Jake and I for some tips, tools and laughter:
About Jake Myers
Jake Myers is the founder and CEO of LGBTQ Therapy Space, the first LGBTQ-owned and operated online therapy platform designed for LGBTQ+ clients. A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who recently relocated from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale, Florida when his own practice moved online, Myers is dedicated to providing an affirmative and welcoming space for LGBTQ+ individuals and couples to navigate life’s challenges. He graduated from Antioch University Los Angeles with a master’s degree in clinical psychology and a specialization in LGBT Affirmative Psychotherapy. Myers writes a column, “Ask Jake,” for Queerty, in addition to other mental-health related topics. You can view all of his pieces for Queerty here.
LGBTQ Therapy Space
LGBTQ Therapy Space is the first LGBTQ-owned and operated online therapy platform designed specifically for LGBTQ+ people. The innovative and user-friendly platform connects LGBTQ+ clients seeking quality individual or couples counseling services with local licensed therapists who have first-hand knowledge of LGBTQ+ challenges and experiences. The platform provides an authentic, judgment-free space to help clients navigate a wide variety of challenges, including issues that disproportionately affect members of the LGBTQ+ community, such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse and discrimination. To learn more about LGBTQ Therapy Space, visit lgbtqtherapyspace.com.
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