Accessing the shame and anger hidden in your unconscious mind (ft. Dr. Jayce Long)
In this episode, I sat down with contemporary psychodynamic psychologist Dr. Jayce Long to discuss the power of the unconscious mind and how repressed moments from our early lives can become the self-destructive and self-sabotaging behaviors and patterns we continue to repeat into adulthood that can manifest into symptoms and traits of various mental health disturbances, including borderline personality disorder (BPD / EUPD.)
💡Questions answered and topics discussed in this episode:
■ What is the unconscious mind and how does it affect our daily lives?
■ How repression of emotions is an unconscious defense mechanism to keep our disturbing or threatening thoughts from becoming conscious
■ Signs you might be emotionally abusive without realizing it
■ Why labeling emotions matters (and why we should release the idea of "good" and "bad" emotions)
■ Overcoming toxic shame
■ How critical thinking skills can help us deal with splitting (black and white / all-or-nothing thinking)
■ How to recognize signs of arrested emotional development (age regression) in ourselves
■ How understanding the concepts of the paranoid-schizoid and depressive positions can help us see how we continue to label people and things “all good” or “all bad” into adulthood
■ Understanding healthy vs. maladaptive dissociation
■ Coping with paranoid thoughts and drama addiction
■ Breaking the cycle of generational trauma
■ Disorganized attachment styles and BPD (EUPD)
■ The history of BPD (why is it called borderline personality disorder?)
■ How to know and own your needs (and why it can be so difficult to do)
■ Toxic family dynamics and how a lack of "parental mirroring" can contribute to BPD development
■ The lingering harm of childhood emotional neglect (CEN)
■ Working through repressed anger and grief (the harm caused by emotional avoidance)
Follow Jayce on Instagram @darebeingwith
Disclaimer: information contained in this podcast episode is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for treatment or consultation with a licensed mental health professional.
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