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Being Human

Jun 13, 2023

Welcome to Episode 130 of the Being Human Podcast:  How to Stop Internally Beating Yourself Up

Each of us has different internal parts, and some parts - especially our critical parts - can seem louder than others. How are we supposed to love all of these parts of ourselves, especially if certain parts want to act in unhealthy ways? This week, Dr. Greg takes a deeper dive into the concept of “parts work” while breaking open how it’s possible to love every part of ourselves - even those parts we consider to be “bad.” 


Highlights from the episode: 

  • We all have different parts of ourselves, and none of them are “bad”; 

  • Why it’s healthy to allow all of our parts to give voice to their perspective, even if what a particular part wants is not what we decide to do; 

  • How taking time to understand where our desire for certain unhealthy behaviors comes from can help to reveal the deeper reasons for the behavior; 

  • Healing as a process of reframing and “repurposing” parts to help them take on a different job; 

  • The importance of self-awareness in the process of creatively redirecting problematic parts;

  • Loving and accepting all parts of ourselves helps build rapport to work with them towards positive change.


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