Dr. Rick and Forrest open up the mailbag and answer questions from listeners focused on getting the most we can out of therapy, processing old painful experiences, and sabotaging ourselves.
Forrest and Dr. Rick open up the mailbag and answer questions from listeners. They explore how we can thoughtfully take the input of other people, identify and meet our needs, deal with anxiety and the fear of failure, and approach a conversation about drug use with teenagers.
There is a lot of complicated advice out there (including on this podcast) for how to improve our well-being. In this episode of the Being Well Podcast, Forrest and Dr. Rick simplify the lessons they’ve learned from over 100 experts and 300 episodes.
Dr. Sue Johnson, the founder of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), joins Dr. Rick and Forrest on the Being Well podcast to explore how insights from attachment theory can transform our relationships.
Being Well Podcast: Mailbag: Power in Relationships, Self-Worth, Motivation, and Personal Responsibility
Forrest and Dr. Rick explore age gaps and power in relationships, relating to people as ongoing processes, and avoiding having your personal growth practice turn you into a doormat.
Cognitive bypassing occurs when we overthink to avoid feeling uncomfortable emotions like sadness, fear, or anger. In this episode, Forrest and Dr. Rick share their personal experiences with cognitive bypassing, and explore how we can step out of our heads, get in touch with our emotions, and live a more fulfilling life.
Just like how physical flexibility is the amount of stretch in our muscles, the ability they have to bend without breaking, psychological flexibility is the same quality in our minds. It helps us look at situations in new lights, be open to our emotions, let go of old versions of ourselves, and step into new ways of being.
Dr. Rick and Forrest explore the four common structures of relationship disagreements, the subtle ways power shows up in our relationships, separating content from process, and how to stand your ground.
Being Well Podcast: True Intimacy, Toxic Individuality, and Breaking the Trauma Cycle with Terry Real
Forrest and I are joined by author and therapist Terry Real to talk about how to successfully metabolize our trauma and experience real intimacy in our relationships.
Being Well Podcast: Family Challenges, Financial Risks, and Connecting with a Wounded Inner Child: Mailbag
We discuss topics such as: how to manage family relationships, principles for approaching life’s changes, and what kind of therapy I actually practice.
Today we discuss family estrangement, particularly between parents and children, and how the questions we engage in this territory apply more broadly to how we balance our own boundaries with the responsibilities we have toward others.
Today, Forrest and Dr. Rick Hanson expand their conversation on relationships to explore what traits to look for in a potential partner and in your dynamic with them. They discuss life growth curves, how to manage early conflict, healthy approaches for dealing with rejection, and how to support those still navigating a difficult search.
Maximize your chances of finding a fulfilling long-term relationship by developing clear intentions, building key psychological skills for a healthy relationship, and marketing yourself authentically while dating.
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. On today’s episode of Being Well, Forrest and I explore how we can become better friends to ourselves, and learn to like ourselves more.
Explore how we can build relationships that are loving, healthy, enjoyable, and reliable. This includes learning the structure of most relationship problems, how to make vulnerable communications, and how to stay open to change.