We live in a world where media access is universal. We have become less social. Those who use social media a great deal may actually be lonelier and more isolated than those who don't. Stress and trauma often lead us to run away from social interactions. That is precisely what we should not do. In this podcast Dr. Tim discusses how loneliness affects the brain and how seeking isolation may be a symptom of depression and/or PTS.
There is a whole heck of a lot going on in that brain of yours. If you are feeling emotionally down, edgy, anxious, distracted, or forgetful - there is a remedy for giving your exhausted brain a rest. This episode is all about training your brain and Dr. Tim explains how.
Dr. Murphy and Dr. Loriann Hoff Oberlin, his co-author of Overcoming Passive Aggression define hidden anger, aggressiveness.
The Root of Passive/Aggressive Behavior - anxiety, jealousy, and lingering resentment
Anger doesn't exist on its own.
Some people are the "Kings and Queens of Mixed Messages." Find out why in this Episode of the Dr. Tim Murphy Show.
Taking time every day to do inventory of those things you are grateful for. Some recommend doing it at night and find at least three things to be grateful for. Knowing you are to come up with a daily list, makes us more attentive to finding those things each day as the arise.
The Apostle Paul could have found plenty to complain about - but did not. From his prison cell he spoke of gratitude when he said; "I thank my God on very remembrance of you."
Dr. Abhinav Singh is a physician with believes that better sleep equals better health. How to revolutionize your patterns on a daily basis and support you on a renewed journey toward better sleep, better health, and ultimately a better life—not just for tonight but for a lifetime.
The new and unraveling science of sleep tells us that sleep impacts everything from anxiety and creativity to productivity and longevity. We also now know it’s an essential pillar of health—perhaps even more important than nutrition and exercise.
America's Help Wanted Sign: Need Leadership
Can anyone lead in these times? In some races, a minority of a minority determined the course of the primary. And ultimately had a major impact on the rest of the nation who chose not to vote. Our constitution is designed to prevent the tyranny of the majority OR the minority. Power should not be the determinant of what is to be done.
People label themselves; PTSD, Depressed, Anxious, Gender Dysphoria. When we self-diagnose we cannot be objective. We sometimes end up self-prescribing the treatments: alcohol, drugs, psilocybin, surgery, suicide. There is a danger in this. In this episode Dr. Tim Murphy discusses the problems with self-diagnosis and offers suggestions and help.
Marion County, where Indianapolis is located, accounted for half of the murders in the state, even though it has less than 10% of the population. Milwaukee was responsible for 201 of Wisconsin’s 308 murders even though it also has less than 10% of the population. The 1% include Philadelphia, New York City, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Dallas, D.C., Miami-Dade, Milwaukee, San Diego, St. Louis, Chicago, Houston, Detroit, Memphis, Phoenix, Cleveland, and many others.
Want to change a bad habit? Accomplish a goal? Be a better father, mother, son, daughter, or partner? The best intentions can fall flat. Why?
Beyond the actual cause of fear, we can create a reaction through anxiety and worry. Actions can help solidify new ways of thinking. Learn how in this episode.
MSGT Timothy E. Motte (Ret.) is Vice President of Gunny's Ridge, an educational farm for veterans and first responders. He was a first responder to the crash of United Flight 93 on 9/11. "I wept over the loss of life and what happened to our country."
Even though he served in war, what happened and what he saw as a state trooper was at times more devastating ... car accidents, domestic abuse, murder, rape, suicide.
There is hope and help. You didn’t get like this overnight. You won't be fixed overnight.
A man walked into a Pennsylvania health club years ago, turned out the lights and started shooting. Four people were left dead, including the shooter. Others were injured. This is one injured woman's account of the tragic event and her recovery. What stands out here is the long-term effects of trauma on someone with her struggles and her healing. Mary Ellen is a real inspiration for you to know that whatever you've gone through there's hope for recovery.
What happens when we are driven by perfection? What happens to others when we are driven? Often we are shackled by tremendous self-criticism and self-doubt. There are several reasons why perfectionists keep behaving as they do.
So, how do we change it? If you want to change it in yourself, you can work on it. First, identify how it shows up in your life. Look at how it interferes in relationships. Look at how it can make you unhappy. You can progress from there.
Our words have incredible power. What we say is an expression of what we think. What we say can literally bring peace or war. Examples: 1990 Saddam Hussein troops at Kuwait border or World War II Prime Minister Churchill's speech.
"A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger" Prov 15:1
The past few years have been very difficult for the eduction of our children. Developmentally, COVID policies may have contributed to delays in speech and emotional development. After COVID, the impact on children's learning was devastating. More so for low-income families.
June is PTSD Awareness Month. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: These words, along with their abbreviation, PTSD, have become all too common. We often consider PTSD something that happens in careers that can be dangerous, but it really can happen to any of us who are hit with a major traumatic event.
In his new book, “The Christ Cure: 10 Biblical Ways to Heal from Trauma, Tragedy, and PTSD,” Dr. Tim Murphy provides a handbook of healing for victims of PTSD, trauma and tragedy, the family members of trauma victims, clergy who seek a better understanding of psychology, and for counselors who seek a better understanding of the role of faith in healing from trauma. Newt’s guest is former Congressman, Dr. Tim Murphy. He is a licensed psychologist, specializing in resilience and recovery from psychological trauma, he also consults on mental health and public policy with national organizations.
One Man's Journey Out of Homelessness; Anthony Brown Joins Dr. Tim Murphy
Author of From Park Bench to Park Avenue, Anthony Brown drank and used from age 6 to 14, ran away from home at 14 to join the carnival, and went to a party at age 14 and came home at age 47.
Do the homeless want to stay homeless?
A treatment center welcomed him. No one said "welcome" to him since he was 6 years old. How God changed his life.
We all experience times of failure, small and large. And many times there are legitimate reasons beyond our control that lead to us not getting what we want. It could be we just don’t know how to handle a situation, and that’s where you reach out, get training and get back to it.
But there are other times the fault lies in ourselves. If this is a pattern, we need to ask ourselves, “Am I my own worst enemy? Am I sabotaging my own successes?”
Self-sabotage is when our actions or inactions, what we do or what we fail to do, leads to a pattern of problems. Self-sabotage may affect our relationships, our professional life, and personally in our own mental health.
Dr. Tim Murphy is joined by former Pittsburgh Steeler Jon Kolb, who was drafted by the Steelers out of Oklahoma State in 1969 and played with the team from 1969 to 1981
"Prepare now for the battles to come." Jeremiah 12:5
• Setting the bar from a physical, emotional/mental standpoint
• If we can’t deal when things are going well, how will we move forward in times of difficulty?
• If you make a mistake, or something doesn’t work out the way you intended, there can still be a great outcome. Example: Jon Kolb’s role (mistake) that led to the Steelers' "Immaculate Reception"
• Sometimes you need to shake free of your past
• Your profession does not define you.
* Hebrews 12:5-11 - Paul uses the word discipline 9 times – those who have been trained by discipline
"A friend loves at all times, a brother was born for adversity." Proverbs 17:17
• Bad memories are deeply imprinted on our minds
• Flashbulb memories, recall loops, reaction-reaction
• Trauma causes weakness physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually
• Find a trusted friend or counselor
• Trauma does not have to be forever
"Those who trust in the Lord shall renew their strength."
• Navigating our "Life Quakes," major catastrophic events that will completely upset our lives
• Dr Maroon's book Square One: A Simple Guide to a Balanced Life
• How your profession can take over your life
• Too often we neglect the physical, spiritual and social aspects of our lives
“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 26:6
Dr. Tim Murphy discusses understanding adolescents:
• No parent has ever said, “If I knew then, what I know now, I would have done everything exactly the same way.”
• How we can help our children not make the same mistakes we did
• Adolescents use different parts of their brains than adults in judgement patterns
• Adolescent emotions and mental illness
• Recommendations on communicating with your children
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