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SelfWork with Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Summary: Welcome to SelfWork! Do you have things in your life you want to change, but you struggle to know how? If you're struggling with depression or anxiety, Dr. Margaret has a compassionate, common-sense approach to therapy and mental health treatment, and uses her twenty years of experience to guide you in making the changes you want. No psychological jargon here! Rather, she uses a solution-oriented approach to depression or anxiety - what Dr. Margaret calls, "What you can do about it." And she describes the links between perfectionism and depression in her upcoming book, Perfectly Hidden Depression. Subscribe today!

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 097 SelfWork: What Makes A Therapist Right For Me? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:33

How do you know a therapist is the right one for you? Do you need someone who’s suffered the same loss or trauma as you? Or does it matter? Based on a great question from a listener, Dr. Margaret will be looking into what you might want to consider when you make your choice. The […]

 096 SelfWork: Tina Turner Takes A Seat: Aging and Attitude | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:43

Aging takes a great attitude. No matter what decade you’re living in, you can fear turning older or embrace it. We’ll especially be talking about healthy families and how each generation learns to grow and change with one another. So what does Tina Turner have to do with it? Let’s say I had a revelation […]

 095 SelfWork: The Risks of Bitterness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:49

SelfWork’s 100th episode is coming up! And I’m celebrating by welcoming more of your questions — so ask away and we’ll focus #100 on you! Today’s SelfWork is about bitterness, an emotion where both anger and hatred reside. People who are swallowed up in it can certainly have been hurt or scarred in some way. […]

 094 SelfWork: Challenging and Changing the Rules and Beliefs That Lead to Depression | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:48

What is the relationship between rules and beliefs and how do they affect whether or not you’re depressed? Today I’m going to pull from cognitive-behavioral and family systems therapy to outline a series of steps to challenge and change your thinking for those experiencing depression, anxiety or Perfectly Hidden Depression. You can begin to identify […]

 093 SelfWork: A Second Betrayal: When You Say #MeToo and You Get Hurt Again | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:38

It’s a huge risk to reveal sexual abuse. A second betrayal occurs when you say “MeToo” and you’re not believed, it’s ignored or somehow you’re hurt all over again. Fearing this is what keeps many people from revealing what happened either years ago or in this very moment. Here are real people’s stories about what […]

 092 SelfWork: Talking Mental Health on The Mighty with Editor Sarah Schuster | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:49

The Mighty is a terrific website that offers a place for everyone who struggles with a physical or mental illness, no matter how rare or chronic, to share their experience. You don’t just read information. You can hear a very personal story that helps you better understand someone you love who’s suffering, or gives you […]

 091 SelfWork: Healing Shame Through Mindfulness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:26

Today we’re talking about mindfulness and how to use this practice to address your own tendencies toward shame and perfectionism. This episode is sponsored by and there’s a free trial offer for you today! What exactly is the difference between experiencing shame (or any emotion for that matter…) and being mindful of that emotion? […]

 090 SelfWork: Living Through the Unthinkable Death of A Child | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:54

“You know the second that it happens, you feel your heart rip open and you know that everything’s changed and you’re just never the same again. And so… we call it a rebuilding. You spend your time rebuilding your life after the death of your child because the life you knew beforehand is gone,”   […]

 089 SelfWork: How To Let Go and Fill Your Empty Nest | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:19

The empty nest. It’s what some parents dread while others are counting down the days. This podcast is definitely for that first group and might give some good ideas to those that are delighting in their new freedoms. Learning new purpose, finding a fresh passion, letting go and realizing you won’t know your now grown […]

 088 SelfWork: How to Handle the Loneliness of Grief and Loss | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:34

I’ve never talked to anyone who was dealing with grief and loss that didn’t feel lonely in that grief. Whether it’s a death, an illness, divorce, coping with the drug addiction of a loved one, whether it’s sudden or long-lived loss, you’re walking much of that path by yourself. You may have faith that guides […]

 087 SelfWork: Five Ways to Keep The Fun In Social Media And Avoid Its Pitfalls | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:31

We all know that advertising always makes things look better than they actually are. What happens however when you’re on social media – Facebook or Instagram? Is it fun for you or do you get depressed? Do you believe everything you see? We’re talking today about how to have fun and enjoy the benefits of […]

 086 SelfWork: When You Can Never Be Enough — Loving Someone with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:07

            I’ll be talking about borderline personality disorder today and of the exhaustion and guilt that someone who’s trying to love then can feel. You’ll rarely if ever be enough due to their immense and irrational fears of abandonment. I’ll offer nine ways to try to ease that guilt — […]

 085 SelfWork: Six Hurdles to Confronting Perfectionism and Perfectly Hidden Depression | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:36

Perfectionism is one of the chief traits of Perfectly Hidden Depression. We’re going to be talking about confronting perfectionism – the first thing is to realize you’re not going to do it perfectly. I’ll share other important hurdles to recognize as you begin the difficult task of undoing a perfectionistic streak in yourself that only […]

 084 SelfWork: What Bipolar Disorder Is And What It Isn’t | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:13

Bipolar disorder is a mental illness many people don’t understand and can be difficult to diagnose. Being moody is one thing. But being bipolar means your emotions can swing from high to low, with no apparent (and that’s an important word) reason for them doing so. Discovering how to manage bipolar is key to living […]

 083 SelfWork: Talking Matters. Interview with Jennifer Marshall, Co-founder of This Is My Brave and Dr. Kristin Kosyluk | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:55

Talking matters! Exciting research now shows that when mentally ill people share openly about their mental illness, it changes others’ perceptions. Today’s two guests on SelfWork are doing incredible and thrilling work to prove that when people talk about their own disorders, it changes the hearts and minds of others, decreasing stigma and a previously […]


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