November 29, 2022

How to set boundaries for better relationships and better mental health

On this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss how to set healthy boundaries so your relationships can be energizing and your mental health can flourish.

(2:00) Boundaries are important in many facets of life
(4:00) Our basic need for belonging
(4:40) Transcend, by Scott Barry Kaufman
(7:21) Don’t take on what isn’t yours
(10:25) Setting boundaries isn’t the same as selfishness
(13:55) Boundaries allow you to be generous
(15:51) The challenges of changing your boundaries
(21:08) Types of boundaries
(22:55) Borderline personality disorder
(24:27) Vulnerability, intimacy, and safety
(30:40) Touch boundaries in psychedelic therapy sessions
(32:38) Cognitive and affective empathy
(33:04) Validate and listen first
(42:25) Setting boundaries around your time
(44:38) Let me Google that for you
(45:00) Integrity boundary check exercise
(47:02) Energies, vibrations, quantum physics, and the nature of consciousness
(53:17) Recommended books: Talking to Crazy, Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, Children of the Self-Absorbed, Never Split the Difference, Boundaries, No More Mr. Nice Guy, Co-dependent No More.

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