Posts tagged compassion
90. Dr. Paul Gilbert on Tricky Brains, Caring, and Living Like Crazy

Our human brains have evolved to be quite “tricky.“ They have the capacity to provide compassionate caring and also callous destruction.  Dr. Paul Gilbert offers hope: “We get to decide which evolved part of us runs the show.” In this interview, Dr. Gilbert, father of Compassion Focused Therapy, discusses “caring psychology” — a psychology that integrates evolution science, attachment theory, mindfulness, neuroscience, and Jungian archetypes. This approach offers a coherent model to alleviate human suffering. 

Listen and Learn:

‧ How our tricky brains are a mismatch for our modern day environment 

‧ The difference between seeking safety and feeling safe

‧ Why our minds loop and what to do about it

‧ Caring psychology and hope for our planet

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76. Gender and Sexual Minorities with Aisling Leonard-Curtin and Dr. Matthew Skinta

On today’s episode, we are joined by Dr. Matthew Skinta and Aisling Leonard-Curtin, two mental health providers who specialize in working with gender and sexual minority clients. We discuss:

‧ the emotional impact current events can have for gender and sexual minorities

‧ coming out with compassion

‧ issues of shame, rejection, and minority stress than can arise

‧ promoting resilience among gender and sexual minorities

‧ a mindfulness- and acceptance-based clinical approach to working with LGBT clients

‧ the importance of community and connection

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