Get to the root of emotional issues and learn the best way to relate to yourself and others by honoring your personal boundaries and making decisions that are in alignment with what's most important to you.
This is not a "common-sense" personal growth and development show. You won't be told to think positively or create affirmations. The Overwhelmed Brain is about accessing that deeper mental and emotional strength inside you so that you can decrease or even eliminate old fears and evolve into the person you want to be.
Learn what your parents or caretakers never taught you about emotional wellness and creating strong, non-toxic bonds with others.
If you want the exact instructions that will help improve your life, you're in the right place.
Sometimes the best healing and growth takes place away from other people
We can create our own dysfunction but be so jaded by those around us that we can't think clearly enough to stop toxic or hurtful behavior. There's a time when you have to get away from other people so that the fog can lift and you can think clearly. It is during those times when a lot of healing can take place.
The inside the box thinking that keeps your emotional triggers alive
Many unresolved emotions sit outside the box of current thinking. Albert Einstein said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
When you aren't getting the results you want today, or you find yourself easily triggered by certain events or people, you may be carrying around old baggage that perhaps requires a level of thinking just outside the box.
If you don't want to go outside that box, it could be why you're stuck.
What fills the holes left behind when people leave you or die?
When someone you care about leaves or dies, there is a space inside you where they used to be. Your identity was wrapped up with them. They were a part of you. And because of that, when they're gone, you can feel lost. You can feel lonely within even when you're around others.
It's important to start filling that space with something that gives you meaning and purpose.
Is it always necessary to dive into the past to heal old traumas?
Where should you start when it comes to healing old stuff from the past? Should you do a deep dive into your childhood, bringing up all kinds of memories and traumas that you may or may not have repeated to therapists over and over again?
What about skipping over the trauma and just looking at what behavior came out of it?
There's a path you can take to reverse old emotional triggers just by doing something different to get a different result.
The part you play when you get terrible results
There's a cause and effect to patterns of behavior that, if you don't recognize the relationship of those behaviors to the results you're getting, you may be creating results that you don't want. However, when you find out just what you're doing that might be causing you to sabotage your own happiness, you might be able to turn things around.
When feelings of inadequacy prevent you from enjoying what's right in front of you
When the feelings of inadequacy overcome you, do you let them linger in the background? Do you repress them so that they come out in emotionally destructive ways later?
Inadequacy usually has a source. We'll talk about that and a lot more in this packed episode.
Awesome personal growth podcast!
Paul is delivering so much value in this podcast, and I’m really glad I found this! Can’t wait to listen to more episodes and and I’m sure Paul has some really epic stuff coming. I highly recommend this podcast :)