Psychiatrist Dr. Alex Wills offers a timely and persuasive counterargument to the runaway bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck in his new book Give a F*ck, Actually: Reclaim Yourself with the 5 Steps of Radical Emotional Acceptance.
Dr. Wills shows that what’s actually empowering is accepting and learning from our emotions instead of minimizing and trivializing them.
Drawing on insights from tens of thousands of hours with patients and personal experiences, Dr. Wills argues that there are no bad emotions–only bad reactions to powerful or painful feelings that Radical Emotional Acceptance can teach us to process.
His 5 Steps of Radical Emotional Acceptance include:
It’s not giving less f*cks that decreases our stress and unhappiness. It's being radically honest about what you feel that leads to more joy.
In this episode, Dr. Alex Wills shares his expertise on how to unpack uncomfortable emotions and overcome emotional pain.
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IN THIS EPISODE YOU WILL DISCOVER:
00:03:38 - Dr. Alex Wills on radical emotional acceptance
00:10:20 - One of the Internal Family System's 7 C's: Curiosity
00:16:48 - How becoming emotionally intelligent can help you
00:24:35 - Differences between men and women in dealing with uncomfortable emotions
00:31:56 - The process Tara uses to get in touch with her emotions
00:32:14 - Top advice for people who struggle emotionally a lot
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