Being Human Podcast - Episode 29: Three Ways the Imagination Can Help Us Understand God

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 29: Three Ways the Imagination Can Help Us Understand God

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Imagination as a gift from God;  
  • How imagination enables us to encounter what’s beyond space and time;  
  • Imagination allowing us to pray; 
  • The power of the imagination in healing wounds of the past; 
  • How the imagination reveals our unconscious to ourselves; 

 

Resources mentioned or relevant:

  • The Acting Person by Pope St. John Paul II
  • ...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 28: The Enneagram, Myers-Briggs, Temperaments, & Disney Characters

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 28: The Enneagram, Myers-Briggs, Temperaments, and Disney Characters

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Our desire to know ourselves
  • Enneagram, Myers-Briggs, and Temperaments
  • The two defining characteristics of personhood that are unchangeable
  • Understanding the personality of Jesus as our model

 

Resources mentioned or relevant:

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 27: Catholic Guilt

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 27: Catholic Guilt

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The real definition of guilt
  • How happiness can come from understanding our identity
  • The problem of “earning” God’s love
  • Whether or not we should experience guilt and shame
  • Divinization
  • Guilt and shame as course correction

 

Resources mentioned or relevant:

  • And the man and his wife were both naked, and were not ashamed. - Genesis 2:25
  • Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - ...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 26: Who Are You, Really? Taking Pride in Your Identity

podcast Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to Episode 26: Who Are You, Really? Taking Pride in Your Identity

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Being a psychologically healthy Catholic
  • How self-knowledge contributes to holiness
  • What it means to be created in the image of God
  • The distinction between being our identity as good, and our behaviors
  • Looking at the motivations behind our actions

Resources mentioned or relevant:

  • “Lord Jesus, let me know myself and know You” - St. Augustine
  • Dr. Greg’s new model of...
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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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