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Being Human

Nov 1, 2022

Welcome to Episode 98 of the Being Human Podcast: Are You Gaslighting Yourself?

You may be familiar with the term “gaslighting,” which is usually used in referencing what happens in an emotionally abusive relationship. But did you know it’s possible to gaslight yourself? On this week’s episode, Dr. Greg dives into the danger of invalidating our own internal experiences, and offers a way to grow in healthy self-compassion instead.

Discussed in this episode:  

  • What is gaslighting? (And where did that term come from?)
  • Internal Family Systems theory as a way to understand how we can gaslight ourselves; 
  • How discrediting the value of our emotions and perspective begins in childhood;
  • The importance of reverencing the beauty of each person’s interior life; 
  • The difference between an emotional response and sinful behavior; 
  • True self-compassion: why it is essential to develop if we are to have true compassion for others;  
  • The way our senses in the present are impacted by experiences in our past; 
  • How different sub-personalities we possess exist for a good reason; 
  • The only way to correct sinful behavior. 

Resources mentioned or relevant:

  • Being Human Episodes on Narcissism:  

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