Self-compassion, forgiveness, and judgment detox



In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss self-compassion, why it is so hard (but so important) to forgive, and how to detox from judgement. They cover the following topics:

(1:29) The pitfalls of the self-esteem movement
(3:47) Self-compassion vs. self-love/-esteem
(6:49) Scrupulosity and OCD
(9:09) The contributors to the development of the internal critic
(12:05) The distinction between shame vs. guilt
(15:55) The nature of human judgement
(17:49) Stigma, biases, and judgement around psychedelics and other drugs
(18:50) Dr. Carl Hart and Drug Use for Grown-Ups
(21:35) Thinking critically, evaluating assumptions, and updating beliefs
(23:46) Defining compassion being worthy of love
(24:50) Dr. Kristen Neff's work on self-compassion
(29:25) Social media tends to promote negative self-evaluation and using humor as a defense mechanism
(35:05) How psychedelic psychotherapy (ketamine in this case) can facilitate self-exploration and healing
(38:15) Emotions are powerful signals that give us information that we need to navigate life
(45:47) Tara Brach and Radical Compassion

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