Being Human Podcast - Episode 87: Hell is Not Other People, w/ Dr. Bryan and Amy Grace (Certification Series: Part 4 of 12)

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 87 of the Being Human Podcast: Hell is Not Other People, w/ Dr. Bryan and Amy Grace (Certification Series: Part 4 of 12)

Dr. Bryan and Amy Grace join Dr. Greg again this week to break open the themes present in the Level 2 Anthropology course of our new Certification! With the conversation focusing around the individual person embedded in a world of relationships, this episode explores various aspects of the ways we connect and commune with others. 

Discussed in this episode:

  • What does John Paul II have to say about being in relationship with others? 
  • The paradox of finding oneself through a gift of oneself to others in relationship; 
  • How I become a better “me” because I’m interacting with “you”;
  • Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development;
  • How we learn that people are not objects for our use or means to an end;
  • What’s missing in the antiquated morality of the “marital debt” in relation to conjugal intimacy;
  • The difference between friendship and romantic relationships; 
  • What we can learn about self-gift through our friendships; 
  • How we are made for infinite relationships within the communion of saints; 
  • The contrasting ways both friendship and marriage are foretastes of heaven; 

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About Dr. Greg and the CatholicPsych Institute

Dr. Bottaro is a clinical psychologist and founder of the CatholicPsych Institute. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, a graduate school that integrates Catholic philosophy and theology with sound, empirically validated psychology.

Before his degree, Dr. Bottaro discerned a religious vocation with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFRs). He lived four years in the Bronx, serving the poor in the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi. Under the mentorship of Fr. Benedict Groeschel, this experience helped him form a spirituality based on Abandonment to Divine Providence which he now applies to psychological principles in his practice. He learned from Fr. Benedict how to discern God's voice and live a life in service to others.

Six years after leaving NYC as a friar, he returned as a psychologist. The CatholicPsych Institute began there in 2012 and has since grown to 5 offices with 12 therapists serving clients around the globe.

Dr. Bottaro now lives in Connecticut with his wife Barbra and their six children. He actively avoids watching the news and spends his free time thinking up crazy new ideas on how to make the world a better place.