Season 2 Episode #6: Five Steps out of self-harm

Do you wish you could stop self-harm? “Just Don’t Do It!” is a good start, but it usually takes a whole lot more. These Five Steps out of self-harm could be just what you need. They take you from your decision to stop, through alternatives and techniques, to coping with waves of negative emotions almost as easily as catching waves at the beach (almost).

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Season 2 Episode #5: Know your Emotions to Escape Self-harm

Do your emotions ever get the better of you? Knowing about your emotions – emotional self-awareness – can help you get out of self-harm, addictions, and anger outbursts. Once you NOTICE your emotions, LABEL your emotions with choice words and SAFELY EXPRESS them using those words, you will have the background skills to help you get out of self-harm and enjoy life more.

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Season 2 Episode #4: The Facts about Self-harm

This podcast looks at some facts about self-harm and the reasons people feel the need to harm themselves. Often done secretly, it expresses and relieves emotional distress rather than seek attention. For most, it goes away, but others need to battle against it, often with a therapist. Dr Heim uses his clinical experience to prepare you for stopping it: being emotionally self-aware and finding better coping mechanisms, in the next podcasts.


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Season 2 Episode #3: What is your Amazing Mind?

We may not have the answers yet, but the mind is amazing to ponder. Dr Heim searches through his grandpa’s garage in search of an answer to one of our biggest mysteries and stumbles across something scientifically magic. Along the way he tips his hat to Pinker, Fodor, Descartes, the placebo effect and psychoneuroimmunology.

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Season 2 Episode #1: Your Amazing Brain

Ever wondered what goes on in your brain? Here we spend just a little time gasping in awe at the wonder of the universe contained inside your skull; some of what your brain can do, the numbers associated with the brain, the amazing things we don't understand.

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Episode #12: Linking Pleasure and Purpose Techniques (Addiction 3)

OK. So how do you actually do it? maximize pleasure and prevent addiction? Here’s some techniques to understand, practice and do to connect pleasure and purpose to have more pleasure all your life, survive well, and be a decent horse-rider. After considering Golden Greeks, Great Gratitude and a Pleasure Plan, being Boss of your Brain may be as easy as ABCD.

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Episode #11: Dopamine and the Brain (Addiction 2)

Here we’ll connect your brain’s pleasure with your mind’s purpose by looking at how we experience pleasure in the brain. We’ll look at the brain chemical dopamine and the fun-loving limbic system. Why does nature give us pleasure at all? Food, drink, sex, shopping, it all feels good. Dr Heim takes us for a ride in the desert.

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Episode #10: Pleasure and Addiction; an Overview

We look at some ins & outs of addictions and we also look at pleasure. Why do people who go for pleasure often find pain? We connect pleasure with your future self for more pleasure all life long and delay some gratification along the way. Dr Heim considers the question of an “addictive personality” and the risk factors for addiction before eating a marshmallow.

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Episode #9: How can I change my Personality?

What does it mean to change your personality? Just like your body, there’s much you can’t change but you can keep it trim and healthy. Dr Heim considers ways we try to change the body and apply them to the personality. Can you change your personality with drugs? With therapy? With meditation and contemplation? With diet and exercise?

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Episode #8: What is my Personality and when it is a Problem?

From Hippocrates through Jung & beyond we’ve come up with many personality classification systems: Four Fluids, Big Five Factors, 16 Types, but none can contain your unique personality, dynamic and changeable (if you choose). We look at immaturity and personality disorders in cheeky , wise and aggressive Australian birds. (What?)

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Episode #7: What is a Personality?

Looking at meanings and derivations, Dr Heim shows “personality” is more musical than we may realize. We’re each born with music in us: temperament, and we learn to develop character. The personality is like a body, an enduring pattern, a structure, a vehicle to use while you drive through life, relating to others along the way.

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Episode #4: How can I Prevent Anxiety in my Life?

Here Dr Heim touches on Disney’s Aladdin, gets lost in planes, and gets into some monkey business to help you train your anxiety to be useful and even exciting.  Also, what anxiety is, what fear is, what goes on in a brain with anxiety, and some diagnosis, treatment and prevention issues. 

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