Dec. 30, 2021

Listen to this if you're ready to find your true self and release your toxic emotions

Listen to this if you're ready to find your true self and release your toxic emotions

Originally from Turkey, psychologist Barlas Günay has lived and worked around the world. He received his BA in psychology in the US, was in the Turkish army for a year, where he worked with soldiers who suffered from combat-related PTSD. He then applied for the University of Ontario’s clinical psychology graduate program, where he received his masters degree. He then practiced privately in Turkey before moving to the Netherlands, where he currently lives with his wife and new baby. He specializes in schema-focused therapy (SFT) and mindfulness techniques.

💡 Questions answered and topics discussed in this episode:

■ Cultural differences in emotions (East vs. West)

■ The myth of "good" and "bad" emotions

■ How to be less emotionally reactive

■ Fight, flight, or freeze response (signs, causes, and recovery)

■ How to learn to respond, not react

■ How to know if you're overanalyzing in your relationship and how it can cause unnecessary drama in your life

■ What to do when you feel like everyone hates you

■ Signs you have "main character syndrome" and how to turn self-obsession into self-love

■ How to reconnect with your True Self

■ Reenactment as a trauma response and how it can ruin our lives (breaking the cycle of generational trauma)

■ How schema-focused therapy works for borderline personality disorder (BPD / EUPD)

■ Emotional dysregulation (what it is and how you can cope)

■ Repressed emotions (finding and releasing them)

■ The connection between abandonment and anger and rage

■ Why you might feel unlovable

📝Recommended resources:

Breaking Down the Wall of Silence by Alice Miller

Connect with Barlas on IG @acceptandact

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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