Welcome to my Passion Project! I’m Emma McAdam, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and my mission is to make mental health resources more easy to access. I take therapy skills and psychological research and condense them down into bite sized nuggets of help. I’m here to spread the message that while mental illness is real, it’s common, it’s debilitating, it’s also treatable. There are dozens of research backed approaches to treating depression, anxiety, and other mental illness. Change, growth and healing are possible. Please keep courage! Try one little thing every day to improve your life and health and things can get so much better! Therapy in a Nutshell, and the information provided by Emma McAdam, is solely intended for informational and entertainment purposes and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis, or treatment regarding medical or mental health conditions. Although Emma McAdam is a licensed marriage and family therapist, the views expressed on this site or any related content should not be taken for medical or psychiatric advice. Always consult your physician before making any decisions related to your physical or mental health. Therapy in a Nutshell and it's logo are Registered Trademarks of Therapy in a Nutshell, LLC
Monday Jul 24, 2023
Monday Jul 24, 2023
Monday Jul 24, 2023
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Welcome to the Free Online Anxiety Course! In this course you’ll learn why you have anxiety, what you do that makes it worse and how to break the cycle of anxiety so that you can take back your life. This course is going to have 30 sections, and I’m going to publish them all the YouTube, but the entire course with full exercises, workbook, Q and A’s with Emma, will be published on my website.
How’s your relationship with anxiety? Does it drive you crazy? Does it get in the way of living your life? Do you get stuck worrying and feeling all sick to your stomach or sweaty? When you get all codependent with anxiety it can really mess up your life. In this course you’ll learn how to transform your relationship with anxiety, you’ll learn how to drop the struggle with anxiety, and set boundaries on your worries so that you decrease your worry by 75% or more. You’ll learn how to stop overthinking and get back to enjoying yourself. You’ll learn how to handle that inner critic so that you can maintain your sense of self, let go of doubts and work through fears. Just like with difficult family members, you can learn the skills to show your anxiety compassion, to listen to what it has to say, but don't believe everything it says, and live your own life the way you choose- a life that you value that is rich and meaningful.
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Therapy in a Nutshell and the information provided by Emma McAdam are solely intended for informational and entertainment purposes and are not a substitute for advice, diagnosis, or treatment regarding medical or mental health conditions. Although Emma McAdam is a licensed marriage and family therapist, the views expressed on this site or any related content should not be taken for medical or psychiatric advice. Always consult your physician before making any decisions related to your physical or mental health. In therapy I use a combination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Systems Theory, positive psychology, and a bio-psycho-social approach to treating mental illness and other challenges we all face in life. The ideas from my videos are frequently adapted from multiple sources. Many of them come from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, especially the work of Steven Hayes, Jason Luoma, and Russ Harris. The sections on stress and the mind-body connection derive from the work of Stephen Porges (the Polyvagal theory), Peter Levine (Somatic Experiencing) Francine Shapiro (EMDR), and Bessel Van Der Kolk. I also rely heavily on the work of the Arbinger Institute for my overall understanding of our ability to choose our life's direction.
And deeper than all of that, the Gospel of Jesus Christ orients my personal worldview and sense of security, peace, hope, and love https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/comeuntochrist/believe
If you are in crisis, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or your local emergency services.
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