In Episode 11, we discuss the 3 circle model of emotion regulation in depth and focus on how we can begin to strengthen our soothing-affiliative system and cultivate greater calm in our lives.
In Episode 10, we speak with Dr. Steve Bisgaier, a clinical psychologist and expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In this episode, we learn about the overlap between ACT and self-compassion and explore how these practices can help us live in greater alignment with our values. We also discuss how our brains evolved to think the way they do and how our minds can be activated in this modern landscape.
In Episode 9, we share a special conversation with Dr. Kelly Wilson, co-founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). In this episode, we learn about the core elements of ACT: being present, living with an open heart, and intentionally engaging with our values. We also discuss the power of vulnerability and how we can re-orient towards shame and suffering with tenderness, generosity, and compassion.
In Episode 8, we sit down with self-proclaimed artist, writer, self-love advocate, and therapy enthusiast Tori Press @revelatori (https://www.revaltori.com), who is based in Los Angeles, California. We discuss with Tori what her journey with self-compassion has been, as well as how hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted mental health and overall wellbeing. Tori shares with listeners some of her own self-compassionate mindfulness practices.
In Episode 7, we reflect on our discussion with Drs. Dennis Tirch and Laura Silberstein-Tirch. We talk about shame and rejection of the self by the self, as well as practicing compassion for one another on a broader, global scale.
In Episode 6, we meet with Drs. Dennis Tirch and Laura Silberstein Tirch. We explore the mind-body connection; how to slow down and re-inhabit the body when we have become disconnected and lost in intellectualization. We explore nurturing ourselves from within, and listeners are led through a grounding compassionate meditation.
In Episode 5, we reflect on our discussion with Dr. Russell Kolts. We discuss the three components of our emotion regulation system and identify ways in which they play out in our daily lives. We discuss how to activate and tap into our soothing system using self-awareness and self-compassion.
In Episode 4, we are joined by licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Russell Kolts. We explore stigma and gender stereotypes related to compassion and how we can use self-compassion to cope with anger and intense emotions. Russell shares with listeners how he utilizes self-compassion in his own life.
In Episode 3, we sit down informally to reflect on our recent conversation with Dr. Paul Gilbert (Episode 2). We discuss some of the topics that arose in our interview with Paul that we consider to be particularly important and relevant in our own everyday lives.
In Episode 2, we sit down with Founder of CFT, Dr. Paul Gilbert. We explore CFT's origins and introduce small steps toward fostering greater compassion and self-compassion (including using skills you already possess). We dispel myths about compassion and identify common barriers that often arise.
In this introductory episode, we define compassion and discuss shame and self-criticism, themes that are core to understanding and practicing self-compassion. We will go over what you can expect to hear on this podcast series, as well as invite you to share your own stories of compassion.