Being Well Podcast: Childhood Trauma, Self-Sabotage, and Therapy: September Mailbag
September 18, 2023

On this episode of the Being Well Podcast, Rick Hanson and Forrest Hanson open up the mailbag and answer questions from listeners focused on getting the most we can out of therapy, processing old painful experiences like childhood trauma, and sabotaging ourselves. 

They explore the self-fulfilling nature of fear, different forms of therapy and who they can benefit, and how to approach dealing with your mind in general.

Key Topics:

  • 0:00: Introduction
  • 1:25: My relationship anxiety is sabotaging my relationship!
  • 7:40: Getting more out of therapy
  • 14:00: Should people with CPTSD do cognitive therapy?
  • 19:45: What other kinds of modalities might be beneficial?
  • 23:05: Rick’s “gardening theory of therapy”
  • 29:10: When and how is it appropriate to talk with your adult children about your abusive childhood and childhood trauma?
  • 33:30: How can a therapist draw healthy boundaries with their friends?
  • 39:15: How would you advise a person in their mid 20s just diagnosed with ADHD?
  • 46:25: Forrest’s partner’s experience with ADHD medication
  • 48:50: Reframing our understanding of a psychiatric diagnosis
  • 52:00: Recap

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