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Dealing with Criticism, Anxiety, and Dysfunctional Family Systems: July Mailbag

Dealing with Criticism, Anxiety, and Dysfunctional Family Systems: July Mailbag

Update: 2023-07-171
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Forrest and Dr. Rick open up the mailbag and answer questions from listeners. They explore how we can thoughtfully take the input of other people, identify and meet our needs, deal with anxiety and the fear of failure, and approach a conversation about drug use with teenagers. You’ll also learn strategies for reducing nighttime sleep anxiety, creating healthy boundaries, dealing with temperamental differences in a relationship, and finding peace and connection as a single person.

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Key Topics:

0:00 : Introduction

1:35 : How do process feedback from other people? What helps you accept what's useful...and leave the rest?

11:35 : My extended family has gotten very distant. How do families tend to change over time? 

23:40 : I always feel like I'm about to be punished. What can I do?

33:15 : How can we help teens navigate curiosity and peer pressure related to drugs, including psychedelics?

44:15 : LIGHTNING ROUND!

45:15 : Dealing with anxious thoughts before bedtime.

48:00 : Setting and maintaining healthy boundaries.

51:10 : My partner has ADHD. How can I encourage them to work on some problematic behaviors while respecting their nature?

56:40 : Being at peace with being on our own.

1:00:40 : Recap

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Dealing with Criticism, Anxiety, and Dysfunctional Family Systems: July Mailbag

Dealing with Criticism, Anxiety, and Dysfunctional Family Systems: July Mailbag

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., Forrest Hanson