Being Well Podcast: Embracing Therapy with Lori Gottlieb
November 11, 2019

Psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author Lori Gottlieb joins the show to explore the therapeutic process, the gifts and challenges of being a therapist in therapy, and why you should consider talking to someone. 

Lori Gottlieb is a New York Times bestselling author, nationally recognized journalist, and weekly “Dear Therapist” columnist for The Atlantic. Her new book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed has rapidly become one of my favorites. 

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is a deeply personal, yet universal, tour of what it means to be human. It examines the truths and fictions we tell ourselves and others as we teeter on the tightrope between love and desire, meaning and mortality, guilt and redemption, terror and courage, hope and change.

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  • 01:25: The challenges of seeing our own difficulties. 
  • 03:04: What was it like for you, as a practitioner, to go back to the “client chair?”
  • 05:56: Accessing our deeper, younger layers.
  • 10:35: How we can exit a repetitive cycle.
  • 12:42: Shame and self-punishment. 
  • 14:22: Relating to your present, past, and future.
  • 17:23: Taking charge of your own learning and growth process.
  • 18:20: How has being in therapy affected your own therapy practice?
  • 20:07: Loneliness and isolation. 
  • 30:40: Overcoming shame around therapy.
  • 33:04: When someone’s in therapy, what can they do to get the most out of it?
  • 34:22: If you could back in time and say something to a younger version of yourself, what would it be?

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