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The Reality Check Podcast

Zachary Phillips

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The Reality Check Podcast

The Reality Check Podcast

Zachary Phillips

4
Followers
17
Plays
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Check into reality with short talks on mental health, motivation, philosophy and politics

Latest Episodes

149: Writing Therapy - Just Words On A Page, Or Something More?

EThe page listens. It doesn’t judge. It can be discarded.Alongside meditation, exercise and self-care, writing therapy is a central part of my mental health management.In this episode I break down my process, and teach you how to do it yourself.Links Mentioned:Writing Therapy - poemFrozen In Time - writing therapy exampleUnder The Influence: Reclaiming My Childhood - bookWriting For Self-Expression - Skillshare video courseExpress Yourself Daily - blogShare Your Story ProjectSupport:Head over to patreon.com/zacpphillips to support the podcast and get some cool rewards.

13 MIN2 d ago
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149: Writing Therapy - Just Words On A Page, Or Something More?

148: Mood Swings: From Depression To Hyper-Sexuality

EChanging medications has highlighted the potential (& extreme) range of my moods. Over the course of a day I went from depressed to hyper-sexual.In this episode I discuss my challenges with emotional variability as well as the ways I am managing my medication.Links Mentioned:Waste A Day (poem)Support:Head over to patreon.com/zacpphillips to support the podcast and get some cool rewards.

17 MIN1 w ago
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148: Mood Swings: From Depression To Hyper-Sexuality

147: Adulting, Would Not Recommend

EThe life we have now is distinctly different than the one we were promised.Job security and income levels are down the drain, education leaves us crippled by debts, people are rioting and the planet is warming. Our leaders seem incompetent and corrupt.And our lower backs hurt.Links Mentioned:'Adulting, Would Not Recommend' - Poem'Twitter & Tear Gas' - Book’JRE e1494’ - PodcastSupport: Join the $15 Tier on Patreon to support my work and get exclusive access to Lucidity, How To Get Your Sh!t Together & Bonus Video Courses.

24 MIN1 w ago
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147: Adulting, Would Not Recommend

146: I Over Thought It & Hurt My Own Feelings

ENavigating trauma isn’t easy. Not for the person suffering, nor for the people around them.When triggered, I am faced with an overwhelming gush of emotionality. I feel afraid. I feel like I am reliving the past trauma.This can cause me to act in a way that seems selfish - I will lash out, require comfort or alone time. I can seem angry and ungrateful - Despite this, I need the support of those close to me.Open and honest communication is key.In this episode, I read and dissect my poem 'I Over Thought It & Hurt My Own Feelings,’ and discuss how you can help someone who has been triggered.Links Mentioned:'Words On A Page' - Book'Poetry For Self Expression' - Skillshare Video CourseSupport: Join the $15 Tier on Patreon to support my work and get exclusive access to Lucidity, How To Get Your Sh!t Together & Bonus Video Courses.

12 MIN2 w ago
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146: I Over Thought It & Hurt My Own Feelings

145: How Do I Explain This Feeling?

EAs a response to trauma, we may dissociate.This is a defence mechanism, one that keeps us safe from the terrors of the moment. It blocks us off from reality and keeps us safe.Unfortunately, this process can run rampant, triggering itself in times of safety and peace, leaving us confused and unable to understand what is happening or explain it to ourselves or others.In this episode I read and dissect my poem ‘How Do I Explain This Feeling’.Links Mentioned:'Words On A Page' - Book'Poetry For Self Expression' - Skillshare Video Course'Mindfulness Meditation' - Skillshare Video CourseSupport: Join the $15 Tier on Patreon to support my work and get exclusive access to Lucidity, How To Get Your Sh!t Together & Bonus Video Courses.

13 MIN3 w ago
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145: How Do I Explain This Feeling?

144: When Ideals & Reality Clash, Violence Occurs

EProtesters are on the streets and people are rioting. Police are out in force.Clearly something needs to change, but will it? Will the passion, anger and outrage over George Floyd's death result in real world change? Or will it die out, only to be reignited following another similar tragedy?In this episode I explore the causes and results of racism, and dissect the impact of the medias twisting of the narrative to pander to their viewers bias. I discuss if it is even possible for a ‘privileged’ person to truly empathise and understand systemic racism, and suggest that the changes that are needed may realistically take a long time to be implemented. Support: Join the $15 Tier on Patreon to support my work and get exclusive access to Lucidity, How To Get Your Sh!t Together & Bonus Video Courses.

59 MINJUN 6
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144: When Ideals & Reality Clash, Violence Occurs

143: What Does Being 'Triggered' Feel Like & How Can I Help Myself?

EWhen you get triggered it can feel like the world is ending, like all your past trauma is happening simultaneously.In this episode I discuss how it feels for me, as well as what I do about it in the moment and over the long term.Links Mentioned: Share Your StorySupport: Join the $15 Tier on Patreon to support my work and get exclusive access to Lucidity, How To Get Your Sh!t Together & Bonus Video Courses.

22 MINJUN 5
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143: What Does Being 'Triggered' Feel Like & How Can I Help Myself?

142: Learning From Past Mistakes & The Importance Of Maintaining Routine

When I drop my morning routine, my day typically falls to pieces.I need to start the day with meditation and exercise before I start my work.This is true for the creative days as well. Routine gives me a secure place to create from.Links Mentioned: LuciditySupport:Join the $15 Tier on Patreon to support my work and get exclusive access to Lucidity, How To Get Your Sh!t Together & Bonus Video Courses.

10 MINMAY 29
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142: Learning From Past Mistakes & The Importance Of Maintaining Routine

141: Do You Want Emotional Validation Or Actionable Advice?

Emotions colour the perceptions of both the giver and the receiver. Potentially resulting in misalignment of support.Do you want/need emotional validation, practical support or actionable advice?In this episode, I discuss the importance of detachment and honest communication on all sides.Links Mentioned:Bonus Video Courses Skill ShareGet Early Access: Patreon

28 MINMAY 24
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141: Do You Want Emotional Validation Or Actionable Advice?

140: Quick Recovery From A Dark Night Of The Soul

The symptoms of depression, anxiety and other mental afflictions can at times have physiological causes.In this episode I discuss the importance of conducting a ‘status check’ of your physical body, doing self care and of making a crisis plan before you need it!Links Mentioned:Make A Mental Health Crisis Plan - Video CourseZac’s Crisis Plan - PDFSupport: Join the $10 Tier on Patreon to support my work and get exclusive access to my bonus video courses.

13 MINMAY 16
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140: Quick Recovery From A Dark Night Of The Soul

Latest Episodes

149: Writing Therapy - Just Words On A Page, Or Something More?

EThe page listens. It doesn’t judge. It can be discarded.Alongside meditation, exercise and self-care, writing therapy is a central part of my mental health management.In this episode I break down my process, and teach you how to do it yourself.Links Mentioned:Writing Therapy - poemFrozen In Time - writing therapy exampleUnder The Influence: Reclaiming My Childhood - bookWriting For Self-Expression - Skillshare video courseExpress Yourself Daily - blogShare Your Story ProjectSupport:Head over to patreon.com/zacpphillips to support the podcast and get some cool rewards.

13 MIN2 d ago
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149: Writing Therapy - Just Words On A Page, Or Something More?

148: Mood Swings: From Depression To Hyper-Sexuality

EChanging medications has highlighted the potential (& extreme) range of my moods. Over the course of a day I went from depressed to hyper-sexual.In this episode I discuss my challenges with emotional variability as well as the ways I am managing my medication.Links Mentioned:Waste A Day (poem)Support:Head over to patreon.com/zacpphillips to support the podcast and get some cool rewards.

17 MIN1 w ago
Comments
148: Mood Swings: From Depression To Hyper-Sexuality

147: Adulting, Would Not Recommend

EThe life we have now is distinctly different than the one we were promised.Job security and income levels are down the drain, education leaves us crippled by debts, people are rioting and the planet is warming. Our leaders seem incompetent and corrupt.And our lower backs hurt.Links Mentioned:'Adulting, Would Not Recommend' - Poem'Twitter & Tear Gas' - Book’JRE e1494’ - PodcastSupport: Join the $15 Tier on Patreon to support my work and get exclusive access to Lucidity, How To Get Your Sh!t Together & Bonus Video Courses.

24 MIN1 w ago
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147: Adulting, Would Not Recommend

146: I Over Thought It & Hurt My Own Feelings

ENavigating trauma isn’t easy. Not for the person suffering, nor for the people around them.When triggered, I am faced with an overwhelming gush of emotionality. I feel afraid. I feel like I am reliving the past trauma.This can cause me to act in a way that seems selfish - I will lash out, require comfort or alone time. I can seem angry and ungrateful - Despite this, I need the support of those close to me.Open and honest communication is key.In this episode, I read and dissect my poem 'I Over Thought It & Hurt My Own Feelings,’ and discuss how you can help someone who has been triggered.Links Mentioned:'Words On A Page' - Book'Poetry For Self Expression' - Skillshare Video CourseSupport: Join the $15 Tier on Patreon to support my work and get exclusive access to Lucidity, How To Get Your Sh!t Together & Bonus Video Courses.

12 MIN2 w ago
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146: I Over Thought It & Hurt My Own Feelings

145: How Do I Explain This Feeling?

EAs a response to trauma, we may dissociate.This is a defence mechanism, one that keeps us safe from the terrors of the moment. It blocks us off from reality and keeps us safe.Unfortunately, this process can run rampant, triggering itself in times of safety and peace, leaving us confused and unable to understand what is happening or explain it to ourselves or others.In this episode I read and dissect my poem ‘How Do I Explain This Feeling’.Links Mentioned:'Words On A Page' - Book'Poetry For Self Expression' - Skillshare Video Course'Mindfulness Meditation' - Skillshare Video CourseSupport: Join the $15 Tier on Patreon to support my work and get exclusive access to Lucidity, How To Get Your Sh!t Together & Bonus Video Courses.

13 MIN3 w ago
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145: How Do I Explain This Feeling?

144: When Ideals & Reality Clash, Violence Occurs

EProtesters are on the streets and people are rioting. Police are out in force.Clearly something needs to change, but will it? Will the passion, anger and outrage over George Floyd's death result in real world change? Or will it die out, only to be reignited following another similar tragedy?In this episode I explore the causes and results of racism, and dissect the impact of the medias twisting of the narrative to pander to their viewers bias. I discuss if it is even possible for a ‘privileged’ person to truly empathise and understand systemic racism, and suggest that the changes that are needed may realistically take a long time to be implemented. Support: Join the $15 Tier on Patreon to support my work and get exclusive access to Lucidity, How To Get Your Sh!t Together & Bonus Video Courses.

59 MINJUN 6
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144: When Ideals & Reality Clash, Violence Occurs

143: What Does Being 'Triggered' Feel Like & How Can I Help Myself?

EWhen you get triggered it can feel like the world is ending, like all your past trauma is happening simultaneously.In this episode I discuss how it feels for me, as well as what I do about it in the moment and over the long term.Links Mentioned: Share Your StorySupport: Join the $15 Tier on Patreon to support my work and get exclusive access to Lucidity, How To Get Your Sh!t Together & Bonus Video Courses.

22 MINJUN 5
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143: What Does Being 'Triggered' Feel Like & How Can I Help Myself?

142: Learning From Past Mistakes & The Importance Of Maintaining Routine

When I drop my morning routine, my day typically falls to pieces.I need to start the day with meditation and exercise before I start my work.This is true for the creative days as well. Routine gives me a secure place to create from.Links Mentioned: LuciditySupport:Join the $15 Tier on Patreon to support my work and get exclusive access to Lucidity, How To Get Your Sh!t Together & Bonus Video Courses.

10 MINMAY 29
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142: Learning From Past Mistakes & The Importance Of Maintaining Routine

141: Do You Want Emotional Validation Or Actionable Advice?

Emotions colour the perceptions of both the giver and the receiver. Potentially resulting in misalignment of support.Do you want/need emotional validation, practical support or actionable advice?In this episode, I discuss the importance of detachment and honest communication on all sides.Links Mentioned:Bonus Video Courses Skill ShareGet Early Access: Patreon

28 MINMAY 24
Comments
141: Do You Want Emotional Validation Or Actionable Advice?

140: Quick Recovery From A Dark Night Of The Soul

The symptoms of depression, anxiety and other mental afflictions can at times have physiological causes.In this episode I discuss the importance of conducting a ‘status check’ of your physical body, doing self care and of making a crisis plan before you need it!Links Mentioned:Make A Mental Health Crisis Plan - Video CourseZac’s Crisis Plan - PDFSupport: Join the $10 Tier on Patreon to support my work and get exclusive access to my bonus video courses.

13 MINMAY 16
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140: Quick Recovery From A Dark Night Of The Soul
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