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Childhood Trauma, Self-Sabotage, and Therapy: September Mailbag

Childhood Trauma, Self-Sabotage, and Therapy: September Mailbag

Update: 2023-09-184
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Rick and Forrest open up the mailbag and answer questions from listeners focused on getting the most we can out of therapy, processing old painful experiences, and sabotaging ourselves. They explore the self-fulfilling nature of fear, different forms of therapy and who they can benefit, and how to approach dealing with your mind in general. 

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Key Topics:

0:00 : Introduction

1:25 : My relationship anxiety is sabotaging my relationship!

7:40 : Getting more out of therapy

14:00 : Should people with CPTSD do cognitive therapy?

19:45 : What other kinds of modalities might be beneficial?

23:05 : Rick’s “gardening theory of therapy”

29:10 : When and how is it appropriate to talk with your adult children about your abusive childhood?

33:30 : How can a therapist draw healthy boundaries with their friends?

39:15 : How would you advise a person in their mid 20s just diagnosed with ADHD?

46:25 : Forrest’s partner’s experience with ADHD medication

48:50 : Reframing our understanding of a psychiatric diagnosis

52:00 : Recap

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Childhood Trauma, Self-Sabotage, and Therapy: September Mailbag

Childhood Trauma, Self-Sabotage, and Therapy: September Mailbag

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., Forrest Hanson