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Feelin Weird

Personal conversations with a different guest each episode about taboo and stigmatized subjects: mental health (anxiety, depression, adhd, ocd), trauma, abuse, gender, sexual orientation, addiction, etc. Hosted by Kye Plant.
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Kye Plant has 1 hour conversations with a different person every episode about taboo and stigmatized subjects* in order to make listeners feel LESS WEIRD and less alone.  

*Subjects include: mental health (OCD, Bipolar, ADHD, BPD, Depression, Anxiety) PTSD, illness, gender, sexuality, etc...


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Sep 23, 2018

Tilly Baker is one of the most magical, wonderful people on this planet!  It just so happens that angels like her sometimes are haunted by mental health issues.  So, yeah, she's been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, but she's getting by!  Not only that, she's thriving!  But it's been one hell of a journey.  ALSO, she has the greatest style on earth and her instagram (with 18k followers) will transform your tears into ecstasy!  Do yourself a favour and go look at it, I promise you will feel happier.

We talk ALL things BPD.  This is one hell of an episode; you'll love it AND fall in love with her.

Tilly's instagram: @tillybaker

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Sep 9, 2018

Kimberley Quinlan specializes in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB's) and she talks to me about THE STRUGGLE.  How did the daughter of a hard-working farmer in Australia end up as a family & marriage therapist in Los Angeles?  Listen to this episode!

She explains how Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Habit Reversal Training (HRT) are the only medically proven techniques for dealing with intrusive thoughts and BFRBs.

Kimberley's resources:
http://kimberleyquinlan-lmft.com/
Instagram: @CBTschool
BFRB.ORG

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Become a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!  Click this link:

http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird


Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

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feelinweird@gmail.com

Aug 28, 2018

Shayne Dyment has spent 22 of his 47 years in prison.  In the last few years, he has been diagnosed with BPD and ADHD which has allowed him to access support for his illnesses.  BASICALLY, Shayne is a glowing example of how untreated trauma and mental illness can manifest in EXTREME pain and suffering.  Oh, also, he's currently serving a life sentence for murder...  But, don't let that trip you up, because Shayne is one of the most sensitive, well spoken people I've ever talked to.  JUST LOOK at the episode photo--that's the smile of a kind soul. 

In the last few years, he's discovered theatre and poetry and piano and has found them to be TREMENDOUS outlets for his internal pain and his feelings.  

This is a MUST listen.  I know I say every episode is my favourite, but this one hits me right in the feelings.  

TRIGGER WARNING: talk of sexual assault, violence, murder, and suicide.

We also talk about: 
being abandoned by parents who struggled with addiction; 
sexual abuses he faced and hid from himself and the world due to shame; 
fear of rejection + abandonment; 
being HIGHLY sensitive; 
overcoming fear; 
solitary confinement; 
intuition & empathy; 
extreme feelings of loneliness; 
understanding your triggers; 
the power of validation and support groups; 
and SO much more.

Please rate/review/subscribe on iTunes (and subscribe/rate in whichever app you use)!  

Become a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!  Click this link:

http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird


Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

Aug 12, 2018

This is honestly one of my favourite episodes ever. If you've ever experienced trauma (every humyn on this planet), you will get something out of this conversation, I promise. Plus, Corinna (@riseupgoodwitch) is a witch! She's a politically radical intuit who is actively healing herself and others. She's also been diagnosed with bipolar and sees the inter-connectivity between science and magic.

We also discuss: 
sexual assaults (TW), 

plant medicines, 
social work, 
meds, 
a family assassination!!!
trauma (+inherited trauma), 
toxic masculinity, 
addiction, 
sobriety
AND so much more!

Please rate/review/subscribe on iTunes (and subscribe/rate in whichever app you use)!  

Listen to the full episode by becoming a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!  Click this link:

http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird


Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

Jul 27, 2018

Kolina talks about how her anxiety and depression coincide with OCD (TW: talk of suicide attempt).  In 7th grade her anxiety became VERY difficult and by age 13 she had her first counselor, but it would be years before her OCD was diagnosed.  

We also discuss: 
the hierarchy of mental illness and suffering, 
checking, 
therapy, 
medication, 
normalizing your experience, 
being vocal about your "problems", 
relapse,
medication stigma, 
mindfulness, 
AND so much more!

 

Please rate/review/subscribe on iTunes (and subscribe/rate in whichever app you use)!  

Listen to the full episode by becoming a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!  Click this link:

http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird


Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

Jun 29, 2018

Alice Sickface (Mental Health Worker; Body Positivity Influencer) spent one year with crippling depression (and some confusing health concerns).  Later she was diagnosed with an Underactive Thyroid (after her first doctor shrugged it off MANY times) which was the culprit.  She works in the mental health field yet still struggled with the stigmatization of her own mental health and the necessity for pharmaceuticals to treat her General Anxiety Disorder.  

We also talk about: 
IBS, 
panic attacks, 
mono (glandular fever), 
her greatest fear coming true (and her surviving), 
mental health related tv shows, 
dyspraxia, 
radical acceptance, 
CBT, 
"success", 
Against Me!, 
and SO much more!

Follow Alice on instagram: @alicesickface

Thanks so much for listening, friend!

Please rate/review/subscribe on iTunes (and subscribe/rate in whichever app you use)!  

Please support Feelin Weird by becoming a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!

http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird


Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

Jun 11, 2018

Sabrina Benaim (poet/writer) explains how finding a squash-ball-sized tumor in her twenties led to her vocalizing her feelings and mental health struggles through slam poetry.  Her first mental breakdown was in tenth grade, but she wasn't diagnosed until she was 24.  When she was a kid, she felt like a weirdo, and learned to not talk about her feelings, but now she tours the world, sharing her poems with audiences, breaking down stigma and spreading awareness of mental health.  Sabrina and I alternate between laughter and seriousness in this wonderful episode!

We also talk about: 
writing as catharsis/therapy, 
travelling with mental illness, 
depression + anxiety, 
panic attacks, 
isolation, 
positive social media, 
dance as therapy, 
spirituality + meditation + tarot cards, 
synchronicities, 
John Mayer, 
powerful films, 
and MUCH more!

Sabrina is the author of Depression and Other Magic Tricks and can be found on instagram @badass_sab

Thanks so much for listening, friend!

Please rate/review/subscribe on iTunes (and subscribe/rate in whichever app you use)!  

 

Please support Feelin Weird by becoming a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!

http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird


Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

 

Jun 4, 2018

BONUS episode!  I talk about my tumultuous + toxic love affair with cocaine and what eventually led to a suicide attempt last September.  Though suicide is often seen as purely negative, I found this experience to be life-changing and I think it needed to happen to me.

This is not a 'typical' episode because, as you see in the title, I interviewed myself.  I thought it would be a funny way to talk about something fairly "heavy".  I don't know if it ended up being funny at all...  But I think the episode is still very interesting--though I'm very nervous to share it.  People open up to me (and thousands of strangers who listen to Feelin Weird) every week about things that scare them, and 75% of guests (not a mathematician...) feel VERY nervous about doing it and are often hesitant to even share their stories, so I think it's important for me to share my WEIRD things as well (so I know what it's like).  In my opinion, it's VERY important to talk about suicide (ideations, attempts, and just suicide in general) and I'm happy to share my experience.

TRIGGER WARNING: I talk about suicide, drugs and cutting myself--also, there is mention of blood.  Please be cautious if any of those things trigger you!  I honestly don't find these things hard to listen to--I LOVE HEARING THESE STORIES--but I know everyone is different.

Thanks so much for listening, friend!

Please rate/review/subscribe on iTunes (and subscribe/rate in whichever app you use)!  

 

Please support Feelin Weird by becoming a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!

http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird


Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

May 13, 2018

Stuart Ralph (host of The OCD Stories podcast) had his first OCD symptom at age 7 but didn't start treating it until age 26.  This is a very typical story for those with OCD because of misconceptions about the disorder.  Stuart breaks down those misconceptions in this hour long talk.  He shares his experiences with the disorder but also shares his WEALTH of knowledge!  I guarantee you know someone who has OCD and probably 80% of listeners won't actually be able to say what the disorder is (okay, i made that stat up...)

Stuart ALSO talks about 
ERP and ACT, 
OCD vs. OCPD, 
Pure O, 
Different types of OCD, 
private vs. public healthcare, 
fear of how others will react to your diagnosis, 
relapse, 
meditation & mindfulness, 
and SO much more!

It's been two years since I started this podcast and I want to thank you for listening--Feelin Weird is the best part of my life (though it's a struggle a lot of the time too). <3

Thanks so much for listening, friend!

Please rate/review/subscribe on iTunes (and subscribe/rate in whichever app you use)!  

 

Please support Feelin Weird by becoming a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!

http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird


Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

May 6, 2018

Alli G (therapist + social worker for holocaust survivors) had her first OCD symptom at age 7; she tells the story of her struggles with it over the last couple decades.  She grew up in South Florida, a place known for plastic surgery and obsessive beauty standards, and, like many womyn, her eating disorder started at a young age as the result of a comment her mother made.  After college, she tried law school but later decided her true calling was therapy--which she now practices--and, might I add, it is SO refreshing to hear about a therapist who KNOWS WHAT IT'S LIKE TO STRUGGLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS and who TRULY cares!

We also talk about: 
listening + validating people instead of telling them to "calm down", 
psychoeducation (having to educate family members about your illness), 
growing up with a mentally ill father, 
being the symptom bearer of the family, 
her FIRST session as a therapist, 
skin picking, 
the positive aside of "mental illness", 
perfectionism, 
suicidal ideation (TW), 
medication (and how it saved her life), 
and SO much more!

Alli G is my new favourite person and I guarantee you will love her (and this episode)!

Two of the best quotes from this episode:

"If people could see the suffering that we have to go through, physically, on our bodies, mental illness wouldn't be a stigma.
People would be like, "holy shit--why didn't you get help sooner??" And we're like "I tried, but you told me I was being too dramatic--you told me to calm down!"

"you have to laugh to keep from crying. How else would you get out of bed everyday?"

 

Thanks so much for listening, friend!

Please rate/review/subscribe on iTunes (and subscribe/rate in whichever app you use)!  

Please support Feelin Weird by becoming a Patreon subscriber--donate anywhere from $1-$100 per month and help Feelin Weird expand. Thank you for your support!

http://www.patreon.com/feelinweird


Instagram: @feelinweirdpod  

Facebook: @feelinweird  

http://feelinweird.com

feelinweird@gmail.com

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