05 Mar Being Well Podcast: What We’ve Learned From 100 Experts
On the (roughly) 300th episode of the Being Well Podcast, Forrest and Dr. Rick share what they’ve learned from the many experts in psychology, personal growth, and mental health they’ve talked to on the show.
They explore the importance of individual context, the gap between insight and action, self-honesty and acceptance as the catalyst for change, incremental change vs. sudden breakthroughs, and the role of distress tolerance.
0:00: Introduction and two big themes
2:25: Applying generalized information to your individual context
7:50: The importance of insight and where it falls short
9:20: White light moments and the importance of action
13:25: Wants and needs
25:40: Slow and steady effort
29:35: Going to zero and the scaffolding that leads to sustained change
36:15: Distress tolerance, valuing acceptance, and what you know to be true
41:25: The three mechanisms of change
44:25: Reducing inner friction through mental training, and cultivating trust
47:50: How do you want to use your time?
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