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Episode 44: Dr. Alex Pattakos - Trauma Recovery through Meaning & Purpose
"Meaning is something we discover, not something we create," Dr. Alex Pattakos
In this episode of PTSD and Beyond, we welcome Political Scientist and International-Best-Selling Author of the OPA! Way and Prisoners of Our Thoughts, Dr. Alex Pattakos, aka "Dr. Meaning," where he discusses recovering from trauma through meaning and purpose. Moments of life include trauma and those moments have a commonality to create mini-meanings that we string together and create milestones.
"Your search for meaning is precious," Dr. Alex Pattakos
"Meaning is always there," shares Dr. Pattakos, who is also the founder of the Global Meaning Institute where they help people discover new meaning in life and work, as well as help organizations, communities, and societies develop a deeper meaning in their purpose.
"It's more important to be aware than smart," Dr. Alex Pattakos
A mentee of Holocaust survivor, philosopher, and psychiatrist, Dr. Viktor Frankl, Dr. Pattakos continues Dr. Frankl's work in helping others including governments discover meaning and the awareness that hope is linked to purpose.
Meaning is intrinsic, hope builds resilience, and the human spirit is what connects and unites us. "We often think 'mind, body, and spirit,' where it's really 'spirit, mind, and body,'" states Dr. Pattakos. It's this shift in mindset that brings a deeper awareness and builds upon the concept of OPA! - others, purpose, and attitude!
To connect with Dr. Pattakos and find out more about his work, follow the links below:
Web: Global Meaning Institute
Books: The OPA! Way Prisoners of Our Thoughts
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Episode 43: The Fear of the Unknown
There's lots about life to react to. How in today's world can we create a safe space and feel safe? How can we live life and make things okay? Logic doesn't always help us FEEL better. When we feel better, then we feel safe.
In this episode, I openly share a moment of when feeling "a fear of the unknown" and process by showing listeners how to stay present and be self-reliant, process, and move through to arrive to a safe space and feel safe.
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EP 42: Building Secure Attachment with Dr. Meg Van Deusen
"When we have secure attachment we're more resilient." ~ Dr. Meg Van Deusen
In Episode 42, we welcome licensed clinical psychologist, author, and mindfulness practitioner Dr. Meg Van Deusen where she discusses the importance of building secure attachment in turbulent times, how secure attachment is a foundation for resilience, and how from mindfulness compassion and non-judgement are the basis for secure attachment.
"Secure attachment says 'everything is going to be okay' and 'we are there for ourselves no matter what',"
~ Dr. Meg Van Deusen
Dr. Van Deusen's book, Stressed in the U.S. : 12 Tools to Tackle Anxiety, Loneliness, Tech-Addiction and More, looks at how current cultural stressors have increased our stress levels, changed our stress levels, and weakened our resilience to stress. Dr. Van Deusen shares that "every minute provides an opportunity to change your life in some positive way."
To learn more about Dr. Van Deusen's work, book, connect with her at:
Book: Stressed in the U.S.
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Episode 41: Possibilities for Recovery with Jesse Zook Mann
"You don't know what words are going to change someone's life." ~ Jesse Zook Mann
In Episode 41 of PTSD and Beyond, we interview guest Jesse Zook Mann. Jesse is an Emmy-Award winning TV producer and the host of the Mental Radio Podcast which is Educating patients about all of the ways to heal from, recover from, and thrive with mental illness.
"Everyone can make progress." ~Jesse Zook Mann
We hope you enjoy this episode and that you find words that create a space for the possibility for recovery.
For more information about Jesse Zook Mann and his work, connect with him at:
Podcast: Mental Radio
Episode 40: Self-Help and Helping Ourselves with Dr. Glenn Doyle
"Reconnect, it is there. Reconnect with who we are." Dr. Glenn Doyle
Licensed psychologist and author, Dr. Glenn Doyle's interest in self-help started as a youngster. Picking up books to learn ways to help yourself led him to the awareness that each book was was a seed written by a "paperback mentor." Those seeds were planted in the brain; encouraging him to to find answers.
What did he find? What were the lifelong discoveries that prompted Dr. Doyle's well know quote, "building better live better lives, day by day, in the real world.?"
In this episode, Dr. Doyle shares his encouraging discoveries about self-help and ways to help ourselves and reconnect with ourselves.
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To learn more about Dr. Glenn Doyle, contact him:
Book: Wish I'd Known That
Episode 39: Champion's Comeback w/ Dr. Deb & Mark Gruesbeck, MA
What do we do when we're knocked down? How does pausing, creating space, reflecting, and reigniting our spirit act as the set-up to the comeback?
The final episode of a 4-part series covering Dr. Jim Afremow's work - The Champion's Mind and The Champion's Comeback, Mark Gruesbeck, M.A. and I dive deeper into the comeback.
We share snippets of comments from others in their feelings that part of the comeback is the return to coming home.
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