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Episode 192

The Pandemic of the Solo Self

In this conversation with psychiatrist and author Dan Siegel we dive into the concept of self, exploring the lie of the solo self, other constructs of selfhood, psychological adaptations for seeking wholeness, verb versus noun-like personality and the center of belonging.

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In this podcast we talk about:

03:00 Exploring concepts of Self
10:00 The lethal lie of the solo self
14:30 The Enneagram and personality
20:30 Developmental adaptations for wholeness
27:30 Attention directionality and adaptation
32:00 Tapping into the plane of possibility
36:30 Blockages to integration
41:00 From me to “mwe”
44:30 Lessons from the forest
47:30 The gnosis of belonging
52:30 Verb-like unfoldings of personality
59:00 Living from love

Resources Mentioned:
Kristin Neff
The hedonic treadmill
Personality and wholeness in therapy, by Dan Siegel 
Internal Family Systems
The Enneagram
Joanna Macy

About Dan

Dan Siegel

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., is an internationally acclaimed author, award-winning educator, and child psychiatrist. He is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he also serves as a co-investigator at the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational center devoted to promoting insight, compassion, and empathy in individuals, families, institutions and communities.

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