22 Nov Being Well Podcast: Sadness and Disappointment Around the Holidays
The holidays are coming up, and for many people they’re likely to be very different this year from usual. Experiencing sadness or disappointment around the holidays is normal even among the best circumstances, and we’re far from those. On this episode, Forrest and I explore how to work with this year’s natural feelings of sadness and disappointment.
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4:50: A therapy session focused on sadness with Rick
9:30: Associations between current sad experiences and our past material
11:45: A process for experiencing and working with sadness
17:45: Imagery to aid experiencing
19:00: Helping sadness soften and release
28:40: Identifying underlying beliefs
29:40: Letting in good experiences alongside challenging ones
33:10: Finding the root experience, and communicating our needs
37:00: Sadness vs. depression
41:30: Dealing with disappointment
45:00: Finding agency in a moment of disappointment
48:10: “Strong hopes, weak expectations”
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