Feb. 4, 2022

Accessing the shame and anger hidden in your unconscious mind (ft. Dr. Jayce Long)

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)


📝Recommended resources:

YouTube Video | Decoding Mother-Infant Interaction with Dr. Beatrice Beebe

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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