Being Human Podcast - Episode 57: Relationships, and All the Ways They Matter, w/ Dr. Bryan Violette

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 57 of the Being Human Podcast: Relationships, and All the Ways They Matter, w/ Dr. Bryan Violette 

Discussed in this episode: 

  • The power and importance of relationships in life and in mental health work;
  • How the security of relationships creates a safe space for different parts of ourselves to emerge; 
  • How early relationships shape our attachment, and the possibility of redeeming wounded attachments; 
  • The richness of the Catholic tradition and how it...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 56: Writing Your Story with God, w/ Dr. Gerard McNicholas

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 56 of the Being Human Podcast: Writing Your Story with God, w/ Dr. Gerard McNicholas 

Discussed in this episode: 

  • The responsibility of mental health clinicians to talk about God;
  • Being co-authors of our story with God;
  • The meaning, beauty and redemption that can come from suffering;
  • Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning, and Logotherapy;
  • Frankl’s three core values on the pathway to meaning;
  • Parallels between Viktor Frankl and Pope St. John Paul...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 55: Talking to Yourself w/ Dr. Emily Dowdell

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 55 of the Being Human Podcast: Talking to Yourself w/ Dr. Emily Dowdell

Discussed in this episode:

  • Meet Dr. Emily Dowdell;
  • Our relationship with ourselves, and how it impacts our relationship with God and others; 
  • The effects of negative self-talk;
  • Where our real value and satisfaction lies;
  • The dangers of self-criticism and ways in which we sabotage ourselves;
  • How our perception of ourselves impacts our happiness;
  • How Mentorship can help heal inner brokenness;
  • The...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 54: Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Will Fail (and How to Actually Succeed!)

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 54 of the Being Human Podcast: Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Will Fail (and How to Actually Succeed!) 

Discussed in this episode: 

  • Reasons why New Year’s resolutions fail; 
  • Solutions to the roadblocks to your New Year’s resolution;
  • The five stages of making a successful change:
    • Stage 1: Precontemplation- When the reality of harmful behavior is present, but we don’t recognize it
    • Stage 2: Contemplation - When we start thinking about...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 53: Can Priests Do It All? w/ Fr. Louis Merosne

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 53 of the Being Human Podcast: Can Priests Do It All? w/ Fr. Louis Merosne

Discussed in this episode:

  • Distinctions between spiritual direction and psychological help;
  • Working on behalf of Christ vs. trying to be Christ;
  • The complementarity of the members of the Body of Christ;
  • The wisdom of the Church in giving limits;
  • Recognizing your limits and the freedom that comes from doing this;
  • Using all the resources God has given to you

Resources mentioned or relevant:

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 52: Is Self-Help Helpful or Selfish?

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 52 of the Being Human Podcast: Is Self-Help Helpful or Selfish?

Discussed in this episode: 

  • The importance of self-stewardship;
  • Human beings as made in the image and likeness of God;
  • The difference between self-care and self-indulgence;
  • The temptation to self-sufficiency;
  • The goodness of self-help resources and their limitations;
  • Every person’s need for help;
  • Teaching, witness, and application as the three levels of mentorship

Resources mentioned or relevant:

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 51: Are We Getting Addictions Right?

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 51 of the Being Human Podcast: Are We Getting Addictions Right? 

Discussed in this episode:

  • The different types of addictions;
  • Limitations of the medical model in treating addictions;
  • Strengths and weaknesses of 12-step programs;
  • The influences of Protestant theology in addictions work and how this differs from a Catholic anthropology;
  • The importance of recognizing our core identity as a son or daughter of God;
  • Human beings as body-soul composites;

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Being Human Podcast - Episode 50: One Simple Way to Deal With Feeling Overwhelmed

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 50 of the Being Human Podcast: 

Discussed in this episode:

  • The different types of anxiety; 
  • Unhealthy coping mechanisms we use to deal with feeling overwhelmed;
  • Examples of overwhelm from Dr. Greg’s life;
  • Presenting issues vs. underlying issues;
  • The present moment as the best antidote to overwhelm; 
  • Using Catholic Mindfulness to tap into the present moment

Resources mentioned or relevant:

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Being Human Podcast Episode 49: Internal Family Systems and External Family Tensions

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 49 of the Being Human Podcast: Internal Family Systems and External Family Tensions

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Applying internal family systems to your external family and relationships;
  • The roots of internal family systems theory and “parts work”;
  • How Catholic Mindfulness makes space for internal family systems;
  • Learning to “sit with discomfort” and why it’s important for relationships;
  • Listening first to ourselves and then to others;
  • ...
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Being Human Podcast - Episode 48: Why Do I Keep Doing the Things I Don’t Want to Do?

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 48 of the Being Human Podcast: Why Do I Keep Doing the Things I Don’t Want to Do?

In this episode, I discuss:

  • The struggle to stop negative behaviors and start doing what you actually want to do;
  • The inner difficulties experienced by St. Paul;
  • The psychological intuitiveness of St. Thérèse of Lisieux;
  • How our brain and psyche are ordered towards self-protection;
  • The importance of self-compassion, love and mercy;
  • Approaching this conflict within us...
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