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PLAYING-IT-SAFE

Dr. Z. - Patricia Zurita Ona, Psy.D.

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I'm Dr. Z., a clinical psychologist and an author. In PLAYING-IT-SAFE I will share with you research based-skills, interviews, readings, insights, tips, and all types of curated info to get unstuck from worries, anxieties, fears, obsessions, and ineffective playing-it-safe actions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Your Life in Process Podcast: Psychological Flexibility From the Inside Out Are you tired of chasing self-help strategies that don’t stick or make you feel like you are never doing enough? I am too. I am a modern psychologist, author of ACT Daily Journal, mother, and yoga teacher. Think of me as your psychological flexibility guide. Part conversation, part practical toolkit, this podcast offers you a roadmap for growing a compassionate, healthy, and rewarding life. In some episodes, I will t ...
 
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How can you be a high achiever and reach for big goals while still holding on to your values? What do you do when there are just too many good things to choose from in your life? Diana chats with Dr. Patricia Zurita Ona about strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help you skillfully strive toward meaningful pursuits. Diana and …
 
"You must be vulnerable to be sensitive to reality. And to me being vulnerable is just another way of saying that one has nothing more to lose. I don’t have anything but darkness to lose. I’m way beyond that." - Bob Dylan. We often play-it-safe by hiding, avoiding, minimizing, and acting as if we're not struggling. But it's human to struggle; it's …
 
How do you help your kids develop a balanced relationship with food and their body? An intuitive eating approach supports kids in developing confidence and trust in their bodies. In this episode, Diana and Summer explore 3 keys to raising intuitive eaters by supporting children to find ways of eating that are nourishing and internally driven. About…
 
What is the difference between meditation and therapy and how can they support each other? How do you start a meditation practice and what are its benefits? Trudy Goodman is a psychotherapist, founder of InsightLA, and expert meditation teacher. In this episode, Diana sits down with Trudy to discuss her twisty-turny life, including her early traini…
 
Are you a little angrier, irritable or quick to lash out these days? Anger is a challenging emotion. And according to Dr. Jud, it can become a habit. What is fueling your anger and how can you break the habit loop of resentment? What can we learn from behavioral neuroscience and ancient wisdom to respond differently when we're triggered? Listen to …
 
Our world is increasingly designed to addict us. What is happening in our brains when we are hooked and what can we do about it? In this episode, Dr. Anna Lembke and Dr. Diana Hill explore the neuroscience of addiction, and how we’ve become addicted to everything from sex, to food, to our smartphones. Anna and Diana also share their personal experi…
 
How do you set up a psychologically flexible life that's about thriving and taking action towards meaningful goals? How do you know what your values are and how can you use the ACT process of values to flourish? In this first episode of Your Life in Process, Dr. Diana Hill introduces a way of living that’s about turning toward what matters most to …
 
We all play it safe, that's the norm and not the exception. Our playing-it-safe tendencies move in a continuum from being adaptive on one end to being unhelpful on the other. And one of the ways we play it safe is by pushing hard and working hard. In this conversation, I interview Diana Hill, a clinical psychologist, co-author of the book ACT daily…
 
As Chris Martin would say, the curiosity didn't kill the cat. In fact, she's alive and well." Today, I'm sharing with you an interview with Chris Martin, a content producer and creativity coach who helps people unleash their creative fire by transforming imaginative ideas into tangible reality. Chris is a very caring creative person that asks deep …
 
As a species, we are hardwired to avoid, control, and escape whatever makes us uncomfortable. That’s natural and expected. To avoid is to be human. But what happens when we avoid things that we care about because they make us uncomfortable or sad? What happens when we disconnect from the things that matter to us because we’re trying to control what…
 
How often do you play-it-safe by minimizing what's important to you and avoiding conversations? In this conversation, I interview Debbie Sorensen, a clinical psychologist, co-author of the book ACT daily Journal, and co-host of the psychology podcast Psychologists Off The Clock. In this episode, Debbie and I chat about different micro-skills, based…
 
Imagine what would happen if you made choices to give just 10% more of yourself to your career? Imagine if you make choices to give just 15% more of yourself to your relationships? Imagine how your life would change if you make choices to give 20% more to your health? That’s what’s amazing about acknowledging the many moments of choice you have eve…
 
One way in which we play-it-safe is by “discounting what’s important to us or minimizing our needs.” Of course, in relationships sometimes we prioritize the relationships’ needs versus our individual needs. And yet, if this playing-it-safe move goes unchecked we may end up living lives that are not fulfilling, meaningful or rewarding. In this conve…
 
I never have heard a person say "I'm concerned about how kind, caring, and compassionate I'm with myself." Most of us may go into a judgemental mode when making a mistake, saying the wrong thing, or looking back at actions we took in the past. Sometimes, we may even hold onto beliefs that "by being tough with ourselves, we're keeping ourselves in c…
 
The fear of being a failure is more common than what we know, and it drives many struggles: perfectionism, procrastination, low moods, and many more. But are you aware of how it shows up and how you handle it? In this episode, I invite you to answer 3 questions that will help you to figure out how you handle the fear of being a failure! Don't forge…
 
Do you ever wonder how a person makes ideas happen? How a person creates a concept and puts it into action in a campaign, art, or book? How do ideas scale to the point that they're so popular and well established? Do you ever wonder how a creative mind chooses an idea and how they discount hundreds of them when pursuing a creative project? In this …
 
When I ask people how often they get lost in their thoughts, most of them say "a lot." There wasn't a single I've talked to who said "never." Perhaps, that's not a surprise. Our minds are a powerful content-generating machine that is constantly generating all types of thoughts. If you pay attention, your mind is coming up with all types of soundtra…
 
"Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. It’s going to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that do…
 
Imagine for a moment that all knowledge is represented in the shape of a pie that adds up to 100%; there is maybe 5% of things we know, another 15% of what we don’t know, and 80% of things we don’t know we don’t know. The reality is that as much as we want, wish, and hope for, we don’t know the answer to many things: Am I making the right decision?…
 
In this week's episode of the Playing-it-Safe podcast, I chat with Sarah Peck, founder of Startup Parent, an open water swimmer, a trained yoga teacher, and a writer. In this conversation, Sarah shares how she gives herself permission to be a good enough parent, how she handles worry thoughts about her parenting, and how she manages her day-to-day …
 
Values" is a word that gets thrown around a great deal these days, and it means different things to different people. In this episode, Dr. Z describes what values are within Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and what they're not. Before you go, we do have a couple of things to tell you about! (1) ACT beyond OCD, an online class for any perso…
 
From the outside our lives may look great, fun, and perfect! But sometimes, our lives get messy, complicated, and hard to handle because unexpected things happen. On top of that, some contextual situations make things extra hard for us: struggles with mental health, being of a different race, having a different gender identity, belonging to a diffe…
 
Do you struggle with overthinking problems? Do you think and think to the point of feeling anxious, hopeless, or stressed out? Have you ever tried to “think your way out” of one of these thought spirals? In this episode, Dr. Z discusses why it is important to develop a new relationship with your mind and how to do so. She shares three specific tips…
 
In this conversation you will hear how Dr. Jill Stoddard, a TEDx speaker, author, ACT clinician, and mother of two children, practices self-compassion, develops a growth- mindset, and faces her fears of not being an expert on a given topic. If you like this episode, and feel generous, please write us a review! It helps with making this podcast avai…
 
In this episode, Dr. Z. share with you some tips on how to practice mindfulness-on-the-go when things go wrong, south, and terribly bad. Subscribe to playing-it-safe newsletter so you can get weekly research-based tips to handle all types of anxiety: https://www.thisisdoctorz.com/playing-it-safe-newsletter/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt…
 
Few times we have the opportunity to see how therapists walk the walk, put into action what they know about managing fears, anxieties and worries, and what it means to make a shift from struggling to thriving. In this personal, relatable and real conversation, I chat with Michael Heady, LCPC and discuss how the fears of making mistakes, having high…
 
Mindfulness practices go hand-in-hand with compassion practices. There are so many ways to put them into action in our lives. In this episode, I share a brief tip that you can practice anytime and anywhere to show kindness to yourself and discuss what connects mindfulness and self-compassion. Get weekly tips to get better at handling fear-based rea…
 
One of the roots of humility comes from Latin and it means "from earth." Humility is about being grounded and recognizing that we're humans, flawed and fallible. This second part of my conversation with Steve Hayes, PhD., co-founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), is about the role of humility in science, in our lives, and in our belief…
 
In this episode Dr. Z shares how to practice mindfulness on-the-go when dealing with overwhelming fear-based emotions, why practicing mindfulness-on-the-go in your day-to-day life is important, and tips to catch some of the most common responses when dealing with uncomfortable experiences. Each week I create resources to get unstuck from worries, f…
 
Many of us grew up in a world that told us that we should be fearless, jump off the cliff, and eliminate fear from our lives. In a very intimate conversation, I chat with Steve Hayes, Ph.D., a co-founder of acceptance and commitment therapy, about his relationship to fear, anxieties, and worries and how his personal experience and Acceptance and Co…
 
Do you have to have a puppy face or a poker facer when practicing mindfulness? Is mindfulness different than meditation? Mindfulness is all over; in academic settings, social media, low-key conversations, tv shows, media news, and more. We're living in a mindfulness revolution. Yet, despite all the dissemination, there are still misconceptions abou…
 
In this episode, Dr. Z. speaks briefly about the intersection of procrastination and perfectionism. How, although they may seem to be different and isolated problems, they are in fact not. 👉🏻 Subscribe to the Playing-it-safe newsletter: https://www.thisisdoctorz.com/playing-it-safe-newsletter/ 👉🏻 Check our website: https://bit.ly/3jiE8wX ⁠ See acas…
 
New episode: interview with Dr. Cheryl Robinson, @embracethepivot, also known as the Queen of Pivoting. We chatted about how people make pivots in their careers and in their mindsets.In her research, Cheryl has identified 3 processes that help people to make a pivot; she shared the specifics of each one of them in our conversation. We also chatted …
 
Is it wrong to pay attention to details? How does it really work? In this episode I discuss how selective attention leads us to perfectionistic behaviors and invite you to check the impact of those actions when doing things that you deeply care about. Check more on perfectionism on our website: https://playingitsafe.zone See acast.com/privacy for p…
 
In this episode I chat with Clarisa Ong, a predoctoral intern at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. We discussed the difference between values and pliance, how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approaches perfectionistic behaviors, what's unique about it, and how to pay attention to rules when wanting to do things right and perfect. See acast.…
 
In this episode, I chat with Elizabeth Saunders, a Time Coach that specializes in helping her clients to "get things done" in a way that is sustainable, livable and enjoyable. Elizabeth shares with us how she was playing-it-safe by working as much as she could, how she made the shift from being a human-doing to a human-being, how she approaches pro…
 
Are you invested in doing things right and perfect? Are you spending hours and hours getting things done to the point that you get trapped in your mind and don't take action. If the answer is yes, this is a series you can listen to. In this episode, I discuss what's behind those perfectionistic behaviors and what you can do to handle them effective…
 
In this episode I chat with Paul Jarvis, author of Company of One, and a proponent that "less is more" when running your business. In this conversation, you will hear how Paul handles his fears of making mistakes, impostor syndrome, how he went from writing a cooking book to writing Company of One, how he approaches larger projects, and who he woul…
 
In this episode Dr. Z. chats with Russ Harris, M.D., author of The Happiness Trap, The Reality Slap and many other self-help books. Russ shares how he applies skills from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - grounding, defusion, acceptance - to his writing process. In particular, he shares how he handles his fears of making mistakes, thoughts …
 
Jason Adam Kazenstein, is the author of "Everything is an Emergency." In this interview, we talked about his creative process when working on his comic book, his successes in dealing with obsessions, how he handles different types of fears, in particular fears about uncertainty, making mistakes, and not doing things right & perfect. See acast.com/p…
 
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