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Episode 27: Challenging times, crisis moments and addictions are part of life says Pettina Stanghon
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Today we’re speaking with counsellor and therapist Pettina Stanghon about dealing with the challenges and crisis moments in our life’s journey. Pettina, introduces concepts and ideas like radical acceptance, and we delve into the depths of understanding what it means to be human.

Key Headings:

1. Radical Acceptance: Embracing life’s experiences. Pettina opens the conversation with the concept of radical acceptance, encouraging us to embrace the full range of human experiences and emotions.

2. Navigating Crisis for Transformation Crisis is discussed as a catalyst for personal growth and transformation. We explore how challenges can lead to positive change.

3. Evolving Needs: What Worked in Our 20s and 30s Pettina highlights how our needs and desires change as we age, and what worked in our younger years may not serve us well later in life.

4. Unveiling the Shadow Self The concept of our shadow self is discussed and Pettina emphasises the importance of acknowledging and working with it.

5. The Role of Biology and Its Impact Our biological makeup greatly influences our behaviors and experiences. We examine how understanding our biology can lead to personal growth.

6. Navigating Trauma and Its Effects Pettina discusses the lasting impact of trauma and the potential for healing.

7. Addressing Addiction: A Sign of Strength The conversation touches upon the complex issue of addiction, highlighting that seeking help is a courageous and positive step.

8. Hormones, Accountability, and Inflammation We explore how hormones, accountability, and inflammation play significant roles in our lives.

9. Doing a Life Audit: Removing What No Longer Serves You Sometimes, taking stock of life and removing elements that no longer serve us is essential for growth and well-being.

This podcast episode provides a deep dive into the intricacies of the human experience. Pettina offers valuable insights, encouraging radical acceptance, addressing trauma, and highlighting the potential for transformation and growth. Whether you’re looking to navigate life’s challenges or simply gain a better understanding of yourself, this episode is a must-listen. Join us for an illuminating conversation on what it truly means to be human.

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