Med Conceptions

Stress Resilience, Overthinking & People Pleasing - Psychologist Dr Andreas Anastasiou | MCS1E06

October 04, 2021 Andreas Samoutis Season 1 Episode 6
Med Conceptions
Stress Resilience, Overthinking & People Pleasing - Psychologist Dr Andreas Anastasiou | MCS1E06
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I’m I stressing too much? Why can’t I sleep at night? How do I stop Overthinking? Do I want to escape from the life I am living?            

If you’ve asked yourself these questions then this Podcast is for you! Psychologist Dr Andreas Anastasiou shares practical ways of identifying and building resilience to stress, toning down the overthinking through his personal and his client's experiences. He also explains why people-pleasing behaviour and lack of self-exploration can be destructive and offers ways to overcome them. Lastly, he shares some very personal and touching stories from which we can all learn.

Dr Andreas Anastasiou has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He has worked as a psychologist in several settings in the United States including a Veteran’s Affairs hospital, counseling centers, and state agencies. As Associate Professor at Mary Baldwin University in Virginia, USA, he served as chair of the psychology department for four years. He repatriated to Cyprus six years ago and, since then, has been an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Nicosia, where he also served as Chair of the Social Sciences Department. He has served as Board member of the Cyprus Psychological Association. In addition, Andreas maintains a private practice in counseling psychology. His research focuses on gender differences in the communication of empathy, conflict resolution, and multicultural issues.

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00:00 Intro
00:50 What is resilience and how do you build it
02:15 It’s normal to be stressed
05:16 How do you know if your stress is unhealthy?
07:50 Practical ways to take care of yourself 
11:10 Overcoming Overthinking
14:30 The Method of Bullshit
16:30 The world is full of good people
21:28 People Pleasing 
23:42 Are people changing?
25:10 How a phycologist deals with stress
28:38 Create a life which you don’t want to escape from

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Intro
What is resilience and how do you build it
It’s normal to be stressed
How do you know if your stress is unhealthy?
Practical ways to take care of yourself
Overcoming Overthinking
The Method of Bullshit
The world is full of good people
People Pleasing
Are people changing?
How a phycologist deals with stress
Create a life which you don’t want to escape from