| Undue Anxiety Podcast By Dr. John Duffy | Special Guest: Dr. Helen Odessky
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| Undue Anxiety Podcast By Dr. John Duffy | Special Guest: Dr. Helen Odessky

Undue Anxiety Podcast 


By Dr. John Duffy


Author of the best selling book “The Available Parent,” Dr. John Duffy is a highly sought-after clinical psychologist and parenting and relationship expert with more than 20 years of experience. Dr. Duffy’s refreshing and unique approach has established him as a nationally-recognized media personality, serving as a regular relationship and parenting expert to Steve Harvey, WGN Radio, NBC TV, and the Huffington Post, in addition to countless other national media outlets. The aim of this podcast is to take a deep dive into the some of the most common threads he’s seen in the therapy room over the years: anxiety, depression, loss, hope and laughter. Each week, he interviews remarkable people he has come to know in his life and in his practice. With great generosity, they share their stories, their struggles and their triumphs. You will find this podcast riveting and authentic, and will learn something from every story. They provide valuable insight, ultimately allowing you to live a happier, more fulfilling life that is free of fear, ego, and judgment. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the show!


In his latest episode, Dr. Helen Odessky, author of Stop Anxiety from Stopping You appears as special guest!! 

John: On The Many Extremes Of Anxiety

ReleasedApr 02, 2017

John is a fun guy. He’s a blast to talk to, loves playing the guitar, and loves helping people. But he’s a guy who has been plagued by anxiety in many different shapes and forms throughout the many years that I’ve known him.  Whether it’s drug use, “school refusal,” chronic stomach pain, or even something as peculiar as obsessive dieting, the culprit has always been able to be traced back to the many-headed beast of anxiety.  John’s here today to share his story about all the different ways his undue anxiety has affected him throughout his youth, as well as the incredible healing powers of the guitar! Highlights of our conversation include: -Consistently missing school when he was younger -Quitting drugs cold turkey after a particularly wild night -The importance of having positive role models to talk to -How anxiety can be a good thing once in a while -And of course, the wide variety of his symptoms throughout the years.


1 ExplicitJohn: On The Many Extremes Of Anxiety John is a fun guy. He’s a blast to talk to, loves playing the guitar, and loves helping people. But he’s a guy who has ... 4/2/2017 Free View in iTunes
2 ExplicitLife With A Traumatic Brain Injury w/ Mark Goblowsky Mark Goblowsky is a husband, father, U.S. Air Force veteran, martial arts expert, and host of the Strength Through Struggle podcast.  Following a particularly rough ... 3/26/2017 Free View in iTunes
3 ExplicitPositive Thought As A Lifestyle w/ Kevin Oberhausen Today’s guest is Kevin Oberhausen, a Chicago-based life coach, massage therapist, and energy healer. Our conversation dives into the depression and anxiety he experienced as ... 3/19/2017 Free View in iTunes
4 ExplicitIlene: On Losing A Parent To Suicide, Part 2 As promised, here's part two of the podcast with my brilliant, hilarious friend Ilene. Here, she shares with us her story since childhood and her ... 3/8/2017 Free View in iTunes
5 ExplicitIlene: On Losing A Parent to Suicide, Part 1 Today we welcome my good friend Ilene, among the kindest, most funny, thoughtful people I know. In part one of her podcast, Ilene shares with ... 3/5/2017 Free View in iTunes
6 ExplicitJennifer: When A Spouse Leaves Suddenly… At just 31 years old, Jennifer answered the phone one day to unexpectedly receive the news that her husband was leaving her and moving out. ... 2/26/2017 Free View in iTunes
7 ExplicitThe February Funk, Politics, & America’s Collective Anxiety Today on the Undue Anxiety Podcast, I'm joined by my wife Julie to discuss what I've begun to call the "February Funk," a period in ... 2/19/2017 Free View in iTunes
8 ExplicitCharlene: On Mindful Parenting & Inner Peace Charlene describes her youth as a period in which a great emphasis was placed on physical appearance and presentation.  This all changed, however, when a ... 2/13/2017 Free View in iTunes
9 ExplicitNathan: Anxiety, Depression, Guilt, & Breaking Free When Nathan was just 7 years old, an unfortunate incident resulted with him accidentally killing his pet cat. Overcome with guilt and remorse, what followed ... 2/5/2017 Free View in iTunes
10 ExplicitDylan: Processing Childhood Trauma & The “I’m Not Enough” Myth Today’s guest is Dylan, who is here to share his story about the roots his anxiety, which can be traced back to feeling responsible for ... 1/29/2017 Free View in iTunes
11 ExplicitMichelle Icard: Getting Through Middle School Anxiety Today’s guest is Michelle Icard, author of “Middle School Makeover.” She also made headlines earlier this year when she left a note for three “mean ... 1/20/2017 Free View in iTunes
12 ExplicitLeigh: On Losing Her Brother To Cancer Back in October, Emily came on the podcast to talk about her brother Jack, who had tragically passed from brain cancer.  Today, we have her ... 1/15/2017 Free View in iTunes
13 ExplicitErica: On Youth Violence, Leadership, & Female Empowerment Erica Lofton is the 15-YEAR-OLD founder and CEO of Girls in Action, a not-for-profit organization spreading powerful messages of anti violence and female empowerment. As ... 1/11/2017 Free View in iTunes
14 ExplicitJessica On #BetterEveryDay: How Mantra & Positivity Can Help Battle Cancer Are there crucial life lessons to be learned from having a serious illness?  Is it possible that cancer can actually make you a better, stronger ... 1/8/2017 Free View in iTunes
15 ExplicitErin Taylor & Sue DeCaro: Are Fear & Ego Affecting Your Parenting? Erin Taylor Sue DeCaro are PCI certified parenting coaches as well accomplished speakers and authors (their respective resumes are not a short read!). Together, ... 1/3/2017 Free View in iTunes
16 ExplicitOn Handling Holiday Stress Just a quick episode today to all of you out there who may be experiencing some anxieties over the holidays, dealing with difficult people or ... 12/22/2016 Free View in iTunes
17 ExplicitBeth: A Top Attorney On Divorce, Domestic Violence, And More… The title says it all here, folks.  Today’s episode features top Chicago attorney, Beth McCormack, who’s here to talk about her work focusing on family ... 12/18/2016 Free View in iTunes
18 Explicit“About My Brother, Tom, And His Suicide…” December 9th is always a weird day on the calendar for me, as it’s the day my younger brother, Tom, took his life. So today ... 12/11/2016 Free View in iTunes
19 ExplicitConner: On Injuries & Loss of Identity As a natural born athlete, Conner fell in love with the sport of hockey at the age of 3. It was this passion that carried ... 12/5/2016 Free View in iTunes
20 ExplicitNick: On Resolving Addiction & The Dark Side Of Sobriety Today’s guest is Nick, who has a number of wild stories to share about his past battles with drug addiction. Like many in his situation, ... 11/27/2016 Free View in iTunes
21 ExplicitSamantha: On Ending An Abusive Relationship Today’s guest is Samantha, who is here to share her story about about the ups and downs of a few different relationships she’s been in, ... 11/20/2016 Free View in iTunes
22 ExplicitClaire: On Crafting Genuine Happiness "Usually if you do something you love, it tends to make you happier and feel better.”Today’s guest is my niece, Claire, one of the most ... 11/13/2016 Free View in iTunes
23 ExplicitOn Trump Some thoughts on last night's election results, how to explain to our children and move forward... 11/9/2016 Free View in iTunes
24 ExplicitKathleen: On Positive Parenting, No Homework, And More… Today’s guest is Kathleen, a mother and artist whose unique approach to parenting has allowed for simplicity and balance in her life while still cultivating ... 11/8/2016 Free View in iTunes
25 Explicit“Lisa: On Silencing The Voices In Your Head” Our inner monologues can oftentimes do a number on us if we allow them to.  They can tell us we’re not good enough, or that ... 10/30/2016 Free View in iTunes
26 ExplicitCara: How Forgiveness Can Set Your Free Cara Pollard is a friend and colleague of mine whose practice was born out of a significant childhood event - one day, her mother left ... 10/23/2016 Free View in iTunes
27 ExplicitEmily, Part 2: On Cancer, Courage, Death & Life Where we last left off in Part 1, Emily was telling us about her experience dealing her younger brother’s battle with brain cancer, in addition ... 10/18/2016 Free View in iTunes
28 ExplicitEmily, Part 1: On Cancer, Courage, Death and Life Emily vividly remembers the day she got the news. Unfortunately, she hadn’t made the volleyball team that year. While something like this might crush the ... 10/16/2016 Free View in iTunes
29 ExplicitLaura: On Strength & Tenacity Through Struggles, Part 2 Laura is back for Part 2 today to share the rest of her story.  Where we last left off, Laura had just packed her bags ... 10/12/2016 Free View in iTunes
30 ExplicitLaura: On Strength and Tenacity through Struggles My guest today is Laura, a great friend and highly-valued colleague and, you will find, a wildly eloquent badass. Today, Laura is kind enough to share her ... 10/2/2016 Free View in iTunes
31 ExplicitUNDUE ANXIETY - NEW TITLE ANNOUNCEMENT! Big announcement today, everybody. We are changing the name of the podcast to "Undue Anxiety" for a number of reasons, which I explain in this ... 10/2/2016 Free View in iTunes
32 Explicit“Scream At Your Loved Ones. Go Ahead… It’s Okay” Lately, I’ve had a wave of mothers and daughters in the therapy room that have been having some knock-down, drag out verbal brawls right before ... 9/28/2016 Free View in iTunes
33 Explicit“Anxiety, Rejection, And The Job Market For Recent College Grads” Today’s guest, Samantha, describes the post-college job search as a period of “Free Fall,” in which there is lots of uncertainty, instability, and rejection to ... 9/21/2016 Free View in iTunes
34 Explicit“School Refusal: Are We Misunderstanding Anxiety?” Today’s guest is Matthew, who in 8th grade, was diagnosed with something called “school refusal”. But what exactly is school refusal? Is it an actual ... 9/18/2016 Free View in iTunes
35 Explicit“Gender, Race, & Professionalism w/ Charlotte” Strength. Clarity. Integrity. These are the three words that come to mind with regards to today’s guest, Charlotte, who is here today to dig deep ... 8/31/2016 Free View in iTunes
36 Explicit“On Resiliency & Life’s Heaviest Challenges w/ Bela” Bela is probably the most enlightened 18 year old that I know, and she’s back on the podcast today to help me deconstruct what makes ... 8/28/2016 Free View in iTunes
37 ExplicitThe Workplace Advice You’re Not Getting: A Q&A With “Genius Guru” Gina Marotta On Monday’s episode, I talked to the “Genius Guru” Gina Marotta, about how to find the kind of work that you were truly born to ... 8/24/2016 Free View in iTunes
38 Explicit“Why ‘Should’ Is Literally The Worst Word Ever” w/ Gina Marotta "You deserve the life you really want, and if this isn’t it, keep looking…” Gina Marotta was once a rising star as a lawyer, working on ... 8/21/2016 Free View in iTunes
39 Explicit“Family Estrangement: Be The Generation That Stops It” Just about everyone I know these days, both inside and outside of the therapy room, seem to be struggling with some sort of estrangement or ... 8/17/2016 Free View in iTunes
40 ExplicitStuart: Breaking The Cycle Of Negativity As a promising college student with an apparent bright future ahead of him, Stuart’s life looked great on paper.  But on the inside, Stuart was ... 8/14/2016 Free View in iTunes
41 ExplicitKelley: Using Adversity To Create A Meaningful Life Today’s episode is with Kelley Kitley, a friend of mine and fellow local clinician here in Chicago.  We discuss a variety of topics, mainly detailing ... 8/11/2016 Free View in iTunes
42 ExplicitMark, On Positivity: How to Create It, Maintain It, & Integrate It Into Your Life Today’s guest is Mark, who is a long-time personal friend of mine, and also one of the most upbeat, positive guys I know.  This episode ... 8/7/2016 Free View in iTunes
43 ExplicitMichael, Part 2: When College Partying Goes Too Far… Part TWO of Michael's story continues here. Where we left off in part one, Michael had just been taken out of college after venturing down ... 8/1/2016 Free View in iTunes
44 ExplicitMichael, Part 1: When College Partying Goes Too Far… TWO episodes today, both with Michael, who shares his story about his college experience which saw him get a little carried away with the use ... 8/1/2016 Free View in iTunes
45 ExplicitKathleen: How Creativity Can Help Anxiety & Depression Today's guest is Kathleen, returning to the podcast for a second time. Last time she was here, we talked how she copes with her anxiety ... 7/27/2016 Free View in iTunes
46 ExplicitSamantha: On Mental Health & Wellness In College Today's guest is Samantha, who is here to talk about her college experience, and the events that led to her decision to eventually seek out ... 7/24/2016 Free View in iTunes
47 ExplicitPeter: On The Life-Changing Experience Of A Gap Year, Part 2 Today is part two of Peter's story, where we find out what happens when he embarks upon his life-changing gap year. There's a HUGE twist ... 7/20/2016 Free View in iTunes
48 ExplicitPeter: On The Life-Changing Experience Of A Gap Year, Part 1 Today, Peter and I chat about his some of his academic difficulties growing up, and how the educational system perhaps isn’t designed to accommodate the ... 7/18/2016 Free View in iTunes
49 ExplicitBela: On Divorce & The Importance of Family & Friends Today's guest is Bela, 18, and we talk about a few different topics that I think she has some excellent insight on including her parents' ... 7/11/2016 Free View in iTunes
50 ExplicitMatt: A Cautionary Tale About Adderall In The Workplace, Part 2 Where we left off on Tuesday, Matt had just made the controversial decision to walk away from what was a seemingly well respected, high-paying job ... 7/6/2016 Free View in iTunes