Being Human Podcast - Episode 25: Coffee Talk: When Do You Need Therapy?

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 25: Coffee Talk: When Do You Need Therapy?

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Meeting Amy Grace!
  • Questions around the need for a diagnosis
  • The distinction between sins and symptoms
  • The temptation to compare yourself to others
  • What’s the point of a diagnosis?
  • Accepting imperfection and striving for holiness
  • Living in a fallen world and the universal need for a savior

Resources mentioned or relevant:

  • Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - ...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 24: Did Jesus Have Emotions?

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 24: Did Jesus Have Emotions?

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Jesus Christ as the model of humanity
  • Considering Christ’s emotions
  • Letting Jesus’ example teach us how navigate our emotions

Resources mentioned or relevant:

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 23: A Look at Anxiety and Depression (Mental Health Awareness Series, Part 4)

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 23: A Look at Anxiety and Depression (Mental Health Awareness Series, Part 4)

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The brain chemistry of depression and anxiety
  • The paradox of trusting God’s providence, and also being created with a fight/flight/freeze response
  • Abandonment to Divine Providence
  • What we can do to live as best we can with these disorders
  • What constitutes a diagnosable mood disorder like anxiety or depression
  • What it means that “All will be well"

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 22: A Look at Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Scrupulosity (Mental Health Awareness Series, Part 3)

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 22: A Look at Obsessive Compulsive Behavior and Scrupulosity (Mental Health Awareness Series, Part 3)

In this episode, we talk about:

  • What Obsessive Compulsive behaviors and Scrupulosity are
  • Where it comes from
  • What is needed to help those who suffer
  • Scrupulosity as a religious-themed expression of obsessive compulsive patterns

Resources mentioned or relevant:

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 21: A Look at Narcissistic Personality Disorder (Mental Health Awareness Series, Part 2)

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 21: A Look at Narcissistic Personality Disorder (Mental Health Awareness Series, Part 2)

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The distinction between displaying characteristics of a personality disorder, and having an actual diagnosis.
  • The precise meaning of narcissism and what goes into diagnosing it.
  • The terror of insignificance that drives narcissistic personality disorder.
  • The implications of certain dynamics in childhood.
  • How NPD affects relationships and how the person...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 20: A Look at Trauma (Mental Health Awareness Series, Part 1)

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 20 of the Being Human Podcast: A Look at Trauma (Mental Health Awareness Series, Part 1) 

In this episode, we talk about:

  • How the framework for looking at trauma can help us understand ourselves
  • Understanding trauma in light of the many facets of the human person
  • How trauma can affect our relationship with the present
  • Noticing how trauma limits our faculties (to see the bigger picture, to have empathy, etc.)
  • What it means that Christ makes all things...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 19: Is It Your Parents' Fault?

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 19 of the Being Human Podcast: Is It Your Parents' Fault? 

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The stereotype of “blaming parents” in therapy
  • How dualism affects how how we get help
  • Understanding why we think the way we do
  • Seeing both nature and nurture in the ways we learn to be human

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 18: Should You Just “Pray More”?

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 18 of the Being Human Podcast: Should You Just “Pray More”?

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Integrating our physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual lives
  • The fallacy that you should “just pray more”
  • Why we seek healing alongside prayer

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 17: Boundaries and Safety

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 17 of the Being Human Podcast: Boundaries and Safety

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Boundaries as appropriate relationships
  • Getting hurt
  • What is an appropriate relationship with God?
  • Sitting with what God has promised and what he has proven
  • The foundation for safety, security, happiness, and peace

 

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 16: Changing How You Feel

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 16 of the Being Human Podcast: Changing How You Feel

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Emotion regulation and emotion modulation (and what those are)
  • The ability to change how you express your feelings
  • The ability to change how intensely we feel an emotion to begin with
  • How this connects to our search for peace
  • The false assumption that it’s inauthentic to change how you feel
  • My theory about parenting and “inconvenient” emotional expression from children
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