Being Well Podcast: Building a Better Relationship with Yourself
October 18, 2021

The most important relationship we have is with ourselves. You’re the only person you’ll be around every minute of every day for the rest of your life. And, unfortunately, that relationship is often our most difficult one. Today Dr. Rick and Forrest Hanson explore how we can become better friends to ourselves, and learn to like ourselves more.



  • 0:00: Introduction
  • 2:00: What does it mean to “like ourselves?”
  • 5:20: Why don’t people like themselves?
  • 11:50: Giving yourself the same breaks you give others
  • 14:30: Regulating impulses
  • 19:20: Does “liking ourselves more” make someone narcissistic?
  • 23:30: What supported Rick in liking himself more?
  • 29:00: Forrest’s process with liking himself
  • 33:00: The IFS model and the caring committee
  • 36:30: Our nurturing parts
  • 39:00: A practicing of being for yourself
  • 45:15: Recap

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