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

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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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Being Human Podcast - Episode 15: Getting the Full Set of Tools

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 15 of the Being Human Podcast: Getting the Full Set of Tools

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The plan for complementarity between men and women
  • How holiness and happiness are connected
  • Why a mom and dad are needed for a child
    • What comes more naturally to moms
    • What comes more naturally to dads
  • How the masculine and feminine dimensions bless, affirm, complement, and develop each other

 

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 14: Five Qualities of the Feminine Genius

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 14 of the Being Human Podcast: Five Qualities of the Feminine Genius

In this episode, we talk about:

  • How the female brain differs from the male brain
  • Five qualities of the feminine genius: qualities that the female brain accesses more easily, due to brain chemistry
    • 1. Intuition
    • 2. Empathy
    • 3. Collaboration
    • 4. Impulse control 
    • 5. A little bit of anxiety

 

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 13: St. Joseph's Masculine Genius

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 13 of the Being Human Podcast: St. Joseph’s Masculine Genius

In this episode, we talk about:

  • St. Joseph and the masculine genius
  • Differences in male and female brains, and what that reveals about male and female persons
  • Seven qualities of St. Joseph that can teach us about the Masculine Genius (see below)

 

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