Think Act Be: Aligning thought, action, and presence
By Seth J. Gillihan, PhD: Clinical Psychologist, Author, Blogger
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The Think Act Be podcast features conversations about living more fully. Guests from a wide range of backgrounds share their expertise on ways to nourish our minds, bodies, and spirits: What thoughts serve us well? What actions promote well-being? How can we be more fully engaged in our day-to-day lives? Each week we'll explore a different angle on what it means to connect with what we value.
||CleanEp. 28: Dr. Mitch Greene — Training the Mind for Better Athletic Performance||Anyone who's played competitive sports knows that the mental game is at least as important as the physical one. My guest this week is clinical and sport psychologist Dr. Mitch Greene, who specializes in helping athletes manage doubts,||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 27: Dr. Martha Farah — Can Manipulating the Brain Make You Smarter?||Many people are looking for ways to gain a mental edge—students, artists, professionals, or just anyone trying to get through their day. My guest this week is psychologist Dr. Martha Farah, who has thought a lot about ways to enhance our cognitive abi||1/29/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 26: Nora Whittaker Jones — How to Keep Your Voice Healthy and Strong||The voice is our fundamental means of communication, allowing us to translate the ideas in our heads into vibrations that eventually become ideas in other people's heads. My guest this week is intimately acquainted with the human voice; Nora Whittaker .||1/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 25: Dr. Bryce Carter — How to Build Strength and Resilience in Martial Arts||My guest this week is Dr. Bryce Carter, who has a fascinating background as both a highly trained practitioner and instructor of martial arts and a practicing clinical psychologist. On the surface these two areas might seem to have little overlap,||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 24: Dr. Brett Steenbarger — Using the Tools of CBT to Be a Better Trader||Financial trading is challenging work, requiring a high degree of focus, discipline, and analytical ability. In this week's episode I spoke with psychologist Dr. Brett Steenbarger, who specializes in the psychology of trading.||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 23: Dr. Belinda Seiger — Helping Individuals and Families Affected by OCD||Millions of people are affected by obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD—not just those who have the condition, but their loved ones. My guest this week is psychologist Dr. Belinda Seiger, who specializes in evidence-based treatment of OCD.||1/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 22: August Turak — How to Transcend Selfishness and Live a Life of Purpose||Have you ever wondered what the best way is to live your life? In this week's episode I spoke with August Turak about his new book, Brother John: A Monk, a Pilgrim, and the Purpose of Life (Clovercroft Publishing, 2018),||12/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 21: Dr. Joel Minden — How to Stop Anxiety from Controlling Your Life||Everyone experiences anxiety at times, and it can actually be quite useful. But when it dominates a person's life, anxiety can be debilitating. My guest this week is Dr. Joel Minden, who specializes in the treatment of anxiety, including panic,||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 20: Dr. Jessica Breland — Latest Findings on the Obesity Epidemic Among US Veterans||Recent research has identified an epidemic of obesity among US veterans. Dr. Jessica Breland has been at the forefront of this research, having recently published data on the prevalence of overweight (nearly 80%) and obesity (~40%) among nearly 5 mill||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 19: Megan MacCutcheon — Keys to Women’s Confidence and Healthy Self-Esteem|| Countless people struggle to see themselves in a positive light, and women face specific challenges to their self-esteem. In this week's episode I talk with licensed professional counselor Megan MacCutcheon about her Self-Esteem Workbook for Wom...||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 18: Dr. Jay Fournier – Looking at the Brain to Better Understand Depression||It's a near certainty that in your lifetime, you or someone you love will experience major depressive disorder. This common condition is on the rise in recent years, and while awareness and the availability of treatment are greater than ever,||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 17: Brian Lies – Finding Hope After Loss and Grief||At some point each of us will lose something we care about: a loved one, a relationship, our job, our health. My guest this week, author and illustrator Brian Lies, explores the arc of loss, grief, and renewal in his new book, The Rough Patch.||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 16: Dr. Stephanie Sarkis — How to Spot, Manage, and Avoid Gaslighters in Your Life||Last year I kept seeing posts on PsychologyToday.com about gaslighting. They were often among the most popular posts, and I kept wondering, What the heck is "gaslighting"? Finally I Googled it and found a succinct definition: "to manipulate (someone)||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 15: Dr. Richard Summers – Finding the Best Psychotherapy for Each Individual||There are many types of psychotherapy available, and it can be hard to know which one might be most helpful to an individual at a specific point in his or her life. In this week's episode I spoke with psychiatrist Dr.||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 14: Arlene B. Englander – How to Let Go of Emotional Overeating and Love Your Food|| Eating is one of life's most fundamental and pleasurable activities. However, many of us have a complicated relationship with food, particularly when we're prone to emotional overeating. We may be preoccupied with food on the one hand,||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 13: Dr. Rob DeRubeis — Latest Research from the Frontier of Depression Treatment||There’s a lot of “received wisdom” in the field of depression treatment, such as: Medication is more powerful than talk therapy. Psychotherapy plus medication is the best treatment approach. Depression is caused by a “chemical imbalance”||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 12: Dr. David Richo – The Mindful Path Toward Greater Love and Connection||Relationships are the biggest factor in our well-being, and yet we often struggle to have the quality of connections that we need. In this episode I talk with Dr. David Richo about his excellent book, How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The 5 Keys to||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 11: Dr. Alice Boyes — How to Create the Best Life Possible, One Habit at a Time||Author Alice Boyes wants to help you stop getting in your own way. She recently wrote a book called The Healthy Mind Toolkit, which addresses the many ways all of us fall prey at times to self-sabotage. By recognizing these patterns,||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 10: Dr. Matt Kayser – Using Powerful Animal Models to Help Humans Sleep Better||What can we learn about human sleep from studying fruit flies? A lot more than you might think, as psychiatrist and researcher Matt Kayser explains this week. - Matt and his colleagues are deepening our understanding of what drives the profound change..||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 9: Dr. Ben Hunter – Love and Relationships Through the Lens of Attachment||Each of us has a predominant way of connecting with others, which relationship scientists call our attachment style. It's exactly what it sounds like—our habitual way of relating to people. Some of us seem to have an easy time in relationships,||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 8: Mark Moliterno – Strengthening the Voice Through Mind, Body, and Spirit||The voice is our primary way of expressing ourselves, and vocal problems can have a profound impact on our well-being and relationships. If you've ever been unable to speak for a while, like during laryngitis,||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 7: Dr. Michael Perlis — The Latest Research on Sleep and Insomnia||Countless individuals are looking for the answer to their persistent sleep problems. Thanks to Dr. Michael Perlis, many of them are finding it. - Michael is a psychologist and sleep specialist at the University of Pennsylvania.||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 6: Dr. Angela Duckworth – How to Find a Passion That Inspires Extraordinary Effort||Psychologist Angela Duckworth's research on grit is challenging the widely held assumption that talent is the most important determinant of success. Angela defines grit as "perseverance and passion for long-term goals,||9/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5: Dr. Rachel Hershenberg – How to Create a Life You Love||It's hard to build a life we love, and doubly so when we're going through depression. In my conversation with Dr. Rachel Hershenberg, we talk about her recent book, Activating Happiness: A Jump Start Guide to Overcoming Low Motivation, Depression,||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 4: Dr. Jason Hunt – The Front Lines of Evidence-Based Psychotherapy||This week I talk with Dr. Jason Hunt, a clinical psychologist and owner of Behavioral Health and Anxiety Reduction. Jason has extensive training in evidence-based approaches, and his passion for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and similar interventi.||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3: Dr. Raymond Pasi – Secondary Education in the Twenty-First Century||High school isn't the highlight of life for most of us—it certainly wasn't for me. The four years span our early teenage years through young adulthood, with all the turmoil and transition of adolescence. -||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2: Dr. Lucy Faulconbridge – Therapy, Weight Loss, and Nutrition||In this episode I speak with psychologist Lucy Faulconbridge. Lucy has an extensive background in the biological and psychological bases of eating behaviors and obesity. I found our conversation to be a nice complement to my discussion with Aria in epi.||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1: Dr. Aria Campbell-Danesh – Building a Healthier Relationship with Food and Your Body||In this first episode, I speak with psychologist Aria Campbell-Danesh. Aria's specialty is helping men and women achieve sustained weight loss by changing their relationship with food and with their bodies. -||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Very interesting and educational podcast!!!!!!
Congratulations and Thank you for such a great initiative, Dr. Seth Gillihan!!!! Very interesting and educational topics. Episodes are very clear and easy to understand. I enjoyed listening to various episodes and looking forward to more and more.
Great podcast for just about anyone!
So happy I stumbled upon this podcast. As a student in a clinical psychology program, I find the topics of each episode to be thought provoking and applicable to my professional work. Dr. Gillihan’s guests offer unique insight on their areas of expertise. I also appreciate his integration of CBT, mindfulness, and psychodynamic approaches. Topics are discussed in a way that is easy to understand such that those who are not mental health professionals can also benefit a ton from listening. This podcast is very helpful for my own personal growth as well!
Interesting topics to help us all live better lives
In each episode, Dr. Gillihan interviews a different professional and discusses a wide range of interesting topics. You are sure to find something that can help you improve your life.