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The Addicted Mind Podcast is about understanding addiction from a research and treatment perspective. We will dive into what drives the addictive process, explore the latest research on addiction, and talk about the latest addiction treatment options. We will also explore what recovery from addiction looks like from a variety of different people. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction then The Addicted Mind Podcast can help.

The Addicted Mind Podcast Duane Osterlind, LMFT

    • Mental Health
    • 4.6, 241 Ratings

The Addicted Mind Podcast is about understanding addiction from a research and treatment perspective. We will dive into what drives the addictive process, explore the latest research on addiction, and talk about the latest addiction treatment options. We will also explore what recovery from addiction looks like from a variety of different people. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction then The Addicted Mind Podcast can help.

    Personality Isn't Permanent with Benjamin Hardy

    Personality Isn't Permanent with Benjamin Hardy

    On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane talks with author Benjamin Hardy about his personal experience with addiction and the chaos that comes along with it. Benjamin describes the process overcoming his own addictions involved going through a “redemptive process,” which involved forgiving his father and rebuilding the relationship there. With trauma, you’re always looking in the rear-view mirror, but you need to make meaning going forward. Meaning is not going to strike you—you have to make it yourself. The beauty of this is that you can change the meaning of your past, Benjamin says. It’s key to have empathy for your old self.
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    Benjamin also talks about how writing about your trauma can really help. Turning away from the past, you can have hope for the future. Without a hope for the future, Benjamin says, the present becomes meaningless. You can also choose to ascribe a meaning to your past. We call it “meaning-making,” Benjamin says. Part of becoming emotionally-developed includes this idea of choosing the meaning of your past.
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    He shares a story about how you can actively work to a solution for something that didn’t go exactly how you planned instead of snapping to a quick decision. You can choose to frame it in a new way instead of being defined by a failure. Choosing the meaning going forward can change how you store that forever. In his story, Benjamin points to the fact that he was vulnerable enough to share his feelings with the people in question as part of the process.
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    Moving onto his book, Benjamin unpacks the idea that your personality is going to change, and that you have the power to choose who you want to be in the future. Your personality is just how you consistently show up. It’s crucial to have your identity based on who you actually want to be in the future. The same courage that moves you to say “I need help” is the courage it takes to tell people who you want to be in the future. It takes courage, as Benjamin says, because it’s uncertain. You’ll realize you might be rejected, but that you also need to do some “rejecting” to get you where you ultimately want to be. When you are open and honest, nothing is hiding anymore.

    • 45 min
    Cognitive Bias and Addiction with Andrew Proulx

    Cognitive Bias and Addiction with Andrew Proulx

    On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane talks with Andrew P. about the concept of cognitive bias and how this process works in the middle of addiction. Andrew also talks about his own journey with addiction in light cognitive bias.

    • 37 min
    Patchwork Junkie with Kyle Dean Houston

    Patchwork Junkie with Kyle Dean Houston

    On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane sits down with father, husband, sales executive, speaker, and author Kyle Dean Houston. They speak about being in the throes of addiction, despairing for hope, staring down your own doom, and ultimately persevering through recovery.

    • 36 min
    Healing Hypnosis with Erika Flint

    Healing Hypnosis with Erika Flint

    On today’s episode, Duane interviews Erika Flint about hypnosis, hypnotherapy, and how the two can help you to overcome mental blocks in your life.

    Formerly a software engineer, Erika loves the idea of reprogramming, even your mind. Her recent book, Can You Be a Hypnotist? shows how virtually anyone who wants to be a hypnotist can become one. She tries to subvert the idea that all hypnotists are stage hypnotists. There is a more practical kind of hypnosis that can help you with your mental health.

    • 35 min
    Toward A Meaningful Life with Rabbi Simon Jacobson

    Toward A Meaningful Life with Rabbi Simon Jacobson

    On today’s episode Duane talks to author and counselor Rabbi Simon Jacobson about making meaning out of suffering, and understanding your own purpose.

    Rabbi Jacobson talks about how surrendering to a higher power, and relinquishing control over your circumstances gives you an edge on dealing with pain. Unfortunately, we don’t have an answer to injustices writ large, but we can have some hope in giving up control.

    • 33 min
    Before I Leave You with Robert Imbeault

    Before I Leave You with Robert Imbeault

    On today’s episode of The Addicted Mind Podcast, Duane sits down with author Robert Imbeault to talk about his book Before I Leave You. Robert also speaks to his own battle with addiction, his suicide attempts, and his eventual recovery. 

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
241 Ratings

241 Ratings

seahawks99 ,

Great podcast

I especially liked the episode on healing trauma.

KevinBurciaga ,

Great Podcast for Anyone Interested in Addiction

I recommend this podcast for anybody who is dealing with addiction or has dealt with addictoin in the past. I'm glad this appeared in my recommended feed. Addiction is a serious issue and it's only going to get worse in the next few years. This podcast will only be more relevant.

Red & Delicious ,

Thoughtfully curated totally relatable content.

The multiple perspectives shared by experts from a variety of related fields helps to affirm conscience decisions made while walking a path away from addiction. The host has the right voice and disposition for podcasts, and his hospitable style welcomes not only his guests but me to each and every episode; in a style that makes me feel as though I am part of the conversation. Kudos, for your valued contribution. Thank you!

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