Why do we self-sabotage?


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In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer, Vhari Macbeth, CSW, and Derick Moody, PA-C, explore the curious phenomenon of self-sabotage. They cover the following topics:
(1:30) The various ways we are self-defeating
(3:29) The inner healing intelligence and looking internally for answers
(4:14) We aren't programmed for success, we're programmed for safety
(8:22) Culture influences the hedonic avoidance of pain and pleasure seeking
(9:40) How to "practice discomfort" to become more resilient
(11:15) Self-sabotage and identity
(18:40) Social influences on and aspects of self-sabotage
(24:20) Secondary gain and unconscious forces
(27:50) Gabor Mate, the relationship between pain and addiction, and self-compassion
(29:18) How to build trust in yourself if you don't have it
(34:38) The importance of practicing self-love and dealing with the inner critic
(37:45) The relationship between values and wellbeing
(40:19) David Goggins' book Can't Hurt Me and balance
(48:30) Dr. Thayer's Instagram post of the comic about success
(49:37) Living a full life instead of trying to be happy all the time
(54:16) The Tools by Phil Stutz
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