'The Curious Mind' is a podcast by psychologist, psychotherapist, and Buddhist scholar Gabriel Ellis. We cover a wide range of psychological and social topics with depth and complexity.
08. Three preconditions for self-development
There is a logic to self-development and the success in therapy, and in this episode I reflect on three preconditions I'd like to highlight: 1. Truthfulness towards myself, 2. Wishing myself well, and 3. Taking responsibility for my journey.
In this episode I discuss a very common issue: overthinking. There is no simple button to switch the thoughts off, no technique and no trick. Instead, we have to be courageous in listening to the voices in our mind and take responsibility for solving the issues actively.
06. The Real - A chance for sustainable satisfaction
Today I continue two threads from previous episodes: The 'Real', how to approach it, and what it has to do with meditation.
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05. An introduction to meditation
In this episode I provide a basic background to meditation and discuss an aspect which is necessary in order to make our meditation successful - 'mental home'. This is the place we usually occupy in our mind and which we need to change so that the meditation can serve as a real 'vacation', to support our self-development and the experience of joy. For online therapy visit: https://www.elliscounselling.com/ https://www.facebook.com/elliscounselling/
04. A complex look at the human mind
Today I discuss some complex concepts which might be interesting for people who want to understand deeper levels of psychology. It is also a glimpse into the 'software' of our consciousness underneath the mere thoughts and feelings. For more check out: Bruce Fink, 'The Lacanian Subject' or Sean Homer, 'Jacques Lacan' (2005). For online therapy visit: https://www.elliscounselling.com/ https://www.facebook.com/elliscounselling/
03. The expat challenge of going back
In an interview with a client we reflect on his experiences of going back to the US after living in Poland/Warsaw for a few years. We alternate between very specific experiences and general observations which apply to many expats.
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