How to deal with frustration that you aren't where you hoped to be
The Toxicity Survival Guide
by Dr. Louise Williams
5M ago
As we roll into 2024 you might have noticed that your healing journey didn't look exactly the way you had hoped in 2023. You might be having some feelings about what that means for you going into the new year. With the help of philosopher J. Aaron Simmons and his new book Camping with Kierkegarrd, I explore what it means to confront the reality of where we are on our journey ..read more
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Why you need to know yourself to make hard choices
The Toxicity Survival Guide
by Dr. Louise Williams
5M ago
In this episode I explore the ancient wisdom of "Know Thyself." I discuss exactly what this phrase means, and why this is a critical step in making difficult decisions. I then show how difficult decisions in my own life have been much easier to make because I did the work to know myself.  ..read more
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Hang on a sec, what exactly is this philosophy thing?
The Toxicity Survival Guide
by Dr. Louise Williams
5M ago
Its taken me a long time to try to tackle this question head on here on the podcast since there really are so many different ways people define philosophy. However, I am finally laying out exactly how I think about this in my own work.  I break down the two main ways to understand exactly what philosophy is and where I think the real magic of philosophy lies for cycle breakers.  ..read more
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Philosophy as the Untapped healing tool
The Toxicity Survival Guide
by Dr. Louise Williams
5M ago
There is trend in the healing space to reject psychology's talk therapy and embrace that healing must come at the level of the subconscious. In this episode, I explore how we can acknowledge the limitations of psychology's talk therapy without necessarily moving to the much more vulnerable space of the subconscious. I share how philosophy can is another way to engage in conscious dialogue that can produce extensive healing. And I share why I think philosophy has some intense benefits over psychology's approach to talk therapy.  Get the details on the Grey Rock Masterclass here: https://do ..read more
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My Secret Weapon Against Toxic People
The Toxicity Survival Guide
by Dr. Louise Williams
5M ago
This is an often misunderstood tool that has made a HUGE difference in my own life and navigating toxic people.  ..read more
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Intuition and its role in decision making
The Toxicity Survival Guide
by Dr. Louise Williams
5M ago
Its more important than you might guess. I cover the role of intution as well as some tips on how to strengthen and heal your relationship with your intution. Instagram: www.instagram.com/empowermentthroughthought Email: dr.louise@empowermentthroughthought.com ..read more
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There is no such thing as "Fully Healed"
The Toxicity Survival Guide
by Dr. Louise Williams
5M ago
We often strive to be the version of ourselves that are no longer burdened by the challenges of long-term abuse, but this idealization of our fully healed selves may be causing more harm than good. I explain why I think that there is no such thing as being fully healed and what survivors can focus on instead.  Instagram: www.instagram.com/empowermentthroughthought Email: dr.louise@empowermentthroughthought.com  ..read more
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When your mental health is rough- try this
The Toxicity Survival Guide
by Dr. Louise Williams
5M ago
Blackburn suggests you need good mental health in order to do philosophy. I say he's got it all wrong. In this episode, I share how philosophy can directly improve your mental health and some of the best ways to accomplish that! Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/AskPhilosophyFAQ/comments/4ifqi3/im_interested_in_philosophy_where_should_i_start/ Books: Think by Simon Blackburn Sophie's World A Very Short Introduction Series Plato's Dialogues Podcasts: A History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps Philosophy Bites Youtube Philosophy: https://www.youtube.com/user/IOFrimpong https://www.youtube.co ..read more
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This Scary Strategy will take your Cycle Breaking to the next level
The Toxicity Survival Guide
by Dr. Louise Williams
5M ago
In this epiesode I reveal one of my favorite strategies for learning to integrate your thining brain while listening to the wisdom of your emotions. Email: dr.louise@empowermentthroughthought.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/empowermentthroughthought ..read more
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They Will Misunderstand You: Speak Anyways
The Toxicity Survival Guide
by Dr. Louise Williams
5M ago
Some topics demand nuance and not everyone is going to have the capcity to hold onto that nuance. That doesn't mean that we shouldn't express what needs to be said. I explore the value of expressing nuance in light of the Israel-Hamas war and as someone who regularly speaks about child abuse. Here is the Charlotte Clymer piece Here is a link to the Instagram post I mention in this episode Email me: dr.louise@empowermentthroughthought.com ..read more
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