TRIGGERED! Now what?

by Numinus

Mar 15, 2022

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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore how you can use those moments when you are triggered as opportunities for personal exploration, insight, and growth. They discuss the following topics:

(1:35) Introduction to the topic
(4:44) Why avoidance of triggers is not a useful strategy
(8:50) What is spiritual bypassing?
(10:48) The Science of Enlightenment, by Shinzen Young
(13:12) Triggers show us the work we need to do
(14:45) Triggers and meditation
(17:37) Trigger warnings
(21:21) Sometimes you need to retreat from triggers
(22:30) Habitual responses to triggers
(23:00) Atomic Habits, by James Clear
(23:02) The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg 
(27:08) Cold plunging
(30:43) Transference, defense mechanisms, and projection
(34:03) Compassionate inquiry by Gabor Mate
(37:51) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and opposite action
(41:08) Process of self-exploration
(42:39) How to handle triggers in relationships
(46:21) Physical pain
(50:47) PTF: Hannah Cross, LCSW, on Sex, Tantra, Psychedelics, and making relationships work
(51:02) Existential Kink, by Carolyn Elliott
(53:20) The Obstacle is the Way, by Ryan Holiday
(55:23) Don't be ashamed of your triggers

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Disclaimer: The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice or mental health treatment. Consult with a medical/mental health professional if you believe you are in need of mental health treatment.

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