Anger issues



In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore the the many facets of anger. They discuss the following topics:

(1:44) Steve's story of coping with anger
(7:47) What is the function of anger?
(9:00) When the Body Says No, by Gabor Mate
(10:13) The problem with being too "nice"
(11:24) Emotions have a bodily felt sense
(12:23) Bodily maps of emotions
(13:13) Emotions are connected to an underlying need
(14:39) Conditioning affects how we process emotions like anger
(17:01) Primary, secondary, and instrumental emotions
(26:55) Self-compassion in the face of the challenges of dealing with anger
(27:53) Riding the waves of emotion
(30:00) The two types of anger
(32:05) Anger management
(33:55) The ART of emotion processing
(35:08) The corrective emotional experience afforded by MDMA-assisted psychotherapy
(38:00) Healing trauma by addressing the entire nervous system
(40:38) The 3 "As" of emotion processing
(42:15) Validating emotions
(45:05) Kristen Neff on self-compassion
(47:40) Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, by John Gottman
(50:33) Process of emotional self-exploration
(53:33) Fundamental human needs and self-actualization/enlightenment
(57:40) Ram Dass
(59:45) Dealing with anger in others
(1:00:02) Talking to Crazy, by Mark Goulston
(1:00:25) Defense mechanisms against anger

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