Being Human

Dr. Gregory Bottaro

At the CatholicPsych Institute, we're doing something new when it comes to therapy. In the Being Human podcast, Dr. Greg Bottaro, Founder and Director of the CatholicPsych Institute, shares with you his vision for Catholic therapy and a revolutionary approach that is focused, finally, on what it means to be human.

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Discussed in this episode: The different types of addictions; Limitations of the medical model in treating addictions; Strengths and weaknesses of 12-step programs; The influences of Protestant theology in addictions work and how this differs from a Catholic anthropology; The importance of recognizing our core identity as a son or daughter of God; Human beings as body-soul composites; Resources mentioned or relevant: "For I do not do the good I want, but I do the evil I do not want.” - St. Paul, Romans 7:19; Download The Integrated App for access to audio exercises, the Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat, and more;  Join The Integrated Life Membership which gives you access to every course Dr. Greg has created! Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.iddmentor.com; To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here; To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here; For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here.  If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now! 

Dec 7

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Discussed in this episode: The different types of anxiety;  Unhealthy coping mechanisms we use to deal with feeling overwhelmed; Examples of overwhelm from Dr. Greg’s life; Presenting issues vs. underlying issues; The present moment as the best antidote to overwhelm;  Using Catholic Mindfulness to tap into the present moment Resources mentioned or relevant: Download The Integrated App to access free Catholic Mindfulness exercises; Learn Catholic Mindfulness through the Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat; Go deeper with Catholic Mindfulness 2: Discernment of Spirits course; Join The Integrated Life Membership to get access to all Catholic Mindfulness courses; Learn more about IDDM, our new model of treatment; To find out how the CatholicPsych team can help you, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here.  If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now! 

Nov 30

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In this episode, we talk about: Applying internal family systems to your external family and relationships; The roots of internal family systems theory and “parts work”; How Catholic Mindfulness makes space for internal family systems; Learning to “sit with discomfort” and why it’s important for relationships; Listening first to ourselves and then to others; The importance of curiosity and compassion in approaching others; How having self-compassion opens the door to loving our neighbor well Resources mentioned or relevant: Check out last week’s episode: Why Do I Keep Doing the Things I Don’t Want to Do?; Quote from Fred Rodgers: “Listening is where love begins: listening to ourselves and then to our neighbors.”  Episode introducing Internal Family Systems theory and “parts work”; Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat; Introduction to Catholic Mindfulness Course; Download The Integrated App; Blog Posts on Catholic Mindfulness; Learn about IDDM - Dr.Greg’s new model of treatment; Find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you. Read the Catholic Psych blog.  If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now! 

Nov 23

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In this episode, I discuss: The struggle to stop negative behaviors and start doing what you actually want to do; The inner difficulties experienced by St. Paul; The psychological intuitiveness of St. Thérèse of Lisieux; How our brain and psyche are ordered towards self-protection; The importance of self-compassion, love and mercy; Approaching this conflict within us in a radically new way; Following Christ’s example as our model for how to love; Resources mentioned or relevant: “What I do, I do not understand. For I do not do what I want, but I do what I hate.” St. Paul, Romans 7:15; Last week’s episode: How to Turn Your Inner Worst Enemies into Your Inner Best Friends; Episode series on St. Thérèse of Lisieux: Episode 38: Time for a Check-In; Episode 39: Rehabilitating Our View of St. Thérèse of Lisieux; Episode 40: Why You Should Get to Know This Saint; Episode introducing Internal Family Systems theory and “parts work”; Learn about IDDM - Dr.Greg’s new model of treatment; Find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you. Download The Integrated App. Read the Catholic Psych blog.  If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now! 

Nov 16

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In this episode, we talk about: How to befriend the negative voices in your head; Following Jesus’ example in learning how to encounter our negative parts; The downfalls of pop psychology;  How Mindfulness helps us become more aware of our interior life; The moral neutrality of Mindfulness; The importance of having an accurate anthropology; Using your imagination to encounter your unconscious Resources mentioned or relevant: Last week’s episode, How to Stop Covid Adjustment Disorder from Turning Into Trauma Disorder; Listen to the episode that introduces Internal Family Systems theory and “parts work”; Follow CatholicPsych on Instagram;  More on the Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat; Download The Integrated App for free; Learn about Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment, IDDM; To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here.  If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now! 

Nov 9

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In this episode, we talk about: Difficulties students are facing as a result of Covid; The effects of the pandemic on mental health; Adjustment Disorder vs. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Post traumatic growth; The psychological consequences of not having faith; How peace is possible; The importance of having a worldview in which we are not responsible for everything;  Abandonment to Divine Providence; Catholic Mindfulness; The example of Bishop James Conley  Resources mentioned or relevant: For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here; Find out more about the Integrated Life Membership; Download The Integrated App for access to audio exercises, the Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat, and more; Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.iddmentor.com; Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph; To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here; To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here.  If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now! 

Nov 2

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In this episode, we talk about: The reality of spiritual warfare; How to support Fr. Louis' parish and community in Haiti; The authority given by Christ to the Church; The authority of exorcists and the authority given to all Christians at baptism; Who the enemy is;  What exorcisms are;  The difference between exorcism and prayers of liberation/deliverance Resources mentioned or relevant: Fr. Louis Merosne’s course Exorcisms and the Spiritual Life;  Donate to Mission Heal Haiti;  Download The Integrated App for access to audio exercises, the Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat, and more;  Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.iddmentor.com;  Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph;  To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here.  To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here.  For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here.  If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe: Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!

Oct 26

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In this episode, we talk about: Authentic community;  The pseudo-connectedness of social media;  Gauging how much time is “ok” on social media;  The definition of “rest” and true recharging/replenishing behavior;  The biological implications of interacting vs. being “fed”;  Finding who you can trust with your mental health;  The origins of the Integrated Life Membership;  New! Groups in the Integrated Life Membership (Join before October 22nd to join a group!) Resources mentioned or relevant: Download The Integrated App for access to audio exercises, the Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat, and more;  Join The Integrated Life Membership which gives you access to unpublished archives of rare footage of Fr. Benedict Groeschel, in addition to every course Dr. Greg has created!   Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.iddmentor.com;  Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph;  To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here.  To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here.  For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here.  If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now! 

Oct 19

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In this episode, we talk about: Introducing Dr. Bryan Violette;     How Fr. Benedict influenced Dr. Bryan;     The value of joy in the spiritual life;     What Fr. Benedict’s life teaches us about evangelization;    The individuality of holiness;    Holiness as a process and an ongoing journey;    Resources mentioned or relevant: Download The Integrated App for access to audio exercises, the Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat, and more;  Join The Integrated Life Membership which gives you access to unpublished archives of rare footage of Fr. Benedict Groeschel, in addition to every course Dr. Greg has created!   Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.iddmentor.com;  Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph;  To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here.  To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here.  For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here.  If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!

Oct 12

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In this episode, we talk about: Fr. Agustino’s vocation story with the CFR friars;  The blessing of Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR, on our lives;  Lessons from Fr. Benedict about the power of personal encounter;  Fr. Benedict’s gift for “trouble”;  Finding opportunities for people to do good;  Bridging the gap between the secular and religious;   Fr. Benedict as an example of true integration;  Resources mentioned or relevant: Learn more about (and donate to!) the CFRs;  Download The Integrated App for access to audio exercises, the Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat, and more;  Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.iddmentor.com;  Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph;  To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here.  To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here.  For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here.  If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!

Oct 5

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In this episode, we talk about: Integration as bringing together the different pieces that make us human;   Why we should care about holiness;  St. Thomas Aquinas and the ultimate end: happiness;  How seeking holiness is seeking true happiness;  How God makes himself vulnerable to us;  What God’s law reveals about His heart;  Resources mentioned or relevant: Download The Integrated App; Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.iddmentor.com;  The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat;  Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph;  To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here.  To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here.  For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here.  If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!

Sep 28

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In this episode, we talk about: Dr. Greg’s new mobile app! The significance of St. John Paul II making St. Thérèse a Doctor of the Church as a woman, a contemplative, and a young person;  How different people can be drawn to different saints;  The universal vocation to holiness;  The call to freedom through Jesus Christ;  What it means to have hope to become a saint;  Resources mentioned or relevant: The Passion of St. Thérèse by Guy Gaucher Download The Integrated App. Sign up to participate in the Novena to St. Thérèse beginning on September 23rd! St. John Paul II’s proclamation of St. Thérèse as a Doctor of the Church;  Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.iddmentor.com;  The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat;  Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph;  To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here.  To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here.  For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here.  If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!

Sep 21

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In this episode, we talk about: Dr. Greg’s experience at World Youth Day Paris in 1997;  His encounters with St. John Paul II and St. Thérèse of Lisieux;  What it means that she is a Doctor of the Church;  What we can learn about our own spiritual growth from a cloistered nun;  Resources mentioned or relevant: Sign up to participate in the Novena to St. Thérèse beginning on September 23rd! St. John Paul II’s proclamation of St. Thérèse as a Doctor of the Church;  Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.iddmentor.com;  The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat;  Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph;  To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here.  To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here.  For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here.  If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now! 

Sep 14

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In this episode, we talk about: The patron saints of the CatholicPsych Institute;  Why we need saints like St. Thérèse of Lisieux;   What’s upcoming from CatholicPsych;  Resources mentioned or relevant: Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.iddmentor.com;  The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat;  Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph;  To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here.  To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here.  For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here.  If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now! 

Sep 7

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In this episode, we talk about: Devin’s background and his work for spreading devotion to St. Joseph How Devin came to learn what Fatherhood looks like The role of St. Joseph in his life Practical moments of God speaking to his heart  Insights learned from fathering a child with special needs The power of forgiveness   Resources mentioned or relevant: Custos: Total Consecration through St. Joseph Consecration to St. Joseph, beginning September 10th and ending October 13th Devin Schadt’s work at https://fathersofstjoseph.org/ The Path (FREE EBOOK!)  LEAD- 40 Days to Fatherly Greatness Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.iddmentor.com;  The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat;  Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph;  To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!    About Dr. Greg and the CatholicPsych Institute Dr. Bottaro is a clinical psychologist and founder of the CatholicPsych Institute. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, a graduate school that integrates Catholic philosophy and theology with sound, empirically validated psychology. Before his degree, Dr. Bottaro discerned a religious vocation with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFRs). He lived four years in the Bronx, serving the poor in the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi. Under the mentorship of Fr. Benedict Groeschel, this experience helped him form a spirituality based on Abandonment to Divine Providence which he now applies to psychological principles in his practice. He learned from Fr. Benedict how to discern God's voice and live a life in service to others. Six years after leaving NYC as a friar he returned as a psychologist. The CatholicPsych Institute began there in 2012 and has since grown to 5 offices with 12 therapists serving clients around the globe. Dr. Bottaro now lives in Connecticut with his wife Barbra and their six children. He actively avoids watching the news and spends his free time thinking up crazy new ideas on how to make the world a better place.

Aug 31

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In this episode, we talk about: A practical exercise in connecting to a part;  How we can “show up” to our different parts;  Hearing and healing different parts of ourselves;  Dr. Greg's own experience of the guided exercise;    Resources mentioned or relevant: Interior Therapist Community;  Souls and Hearts;  Interior Integration for Catholics podcast;  Internal Family Systems Model (IFS);  Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.iddmentor.com;  The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat;  Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph;  To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!

Aug 24

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In this episode, we talk about: Introducing Dr. Peter Malinoski, clinical psychologist and founder of Souls and Hearts;  Dr. Richard Schwartz and Internal Family Systems;  The idea of “parts” within yourself;  Good and bad relationships with your own parts;  Did Jesus have parts?  How this idea of “parts” connects to the Catholic faith;    Resources mentioned or relevant: Interior Therapist Community;  Souls and Hearts;  Interior Integration for Catholics podcast;  Internal Family Systems Model (IFS);  Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.iddmentor.com;  The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat;  Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph;  To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here.  To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here.  For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here.  If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you.  Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!

Aug 17

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In this episode, we talk about: How to understand theories developed by non-Catholics;  Two extremes secular psychology can fall to, and how the Catholic answer lies in the middle;  An emerging theory, called Internal Family Systems and “parts work”;  An introduction to understanding “parts” with a Catholic anthropology;    Resources mentioned or relevant: The movie Inside Out from Disney/Pixar;  Internal Family Systems Model (IFS);  Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.iddmentor.com;  The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat;  Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph;  To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!

Aug 10

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In this episode, we talk about: Maura Preszler and her new book, Choosing to See Beauty;  Maura’s background and the work she does now to encourage others in their journey of healing;  The almost incalculable impact of a mental health diagnosis and good therapy on her life;  The value of working on your own healing for the sake of the life of thriving that God wants for you;    Resources mentioned or relevant: Maura’s upcoming book: Choosing to See Beauty: My Story of Moving Past Trauma and Mental Illness Maura’s platform: Made In His Image Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.iddmentor.com;  The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat;  Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph;  To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now! 

Aug 3

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In this episode, we talk about: The mystery of the human person;  The respect and reverence due to all persons;  The impact of mercy on our relationships with other persons and ourselves;  How to integrate objective truth with subjective, individual, unique experience;    Resources mentioned or relevant: Hosted by Lumen Vitae and the Power of Personhood;  Fr. Louis Merosne’s work in Haiti;  Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.iddmentor.com;  The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat;  Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph by Dr. Greg Bottaro and Jen Settle;  To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here.  To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here.  For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here.  If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!    About Dr. Greg and the CatholicPsych Institute Dr. Bottaro is a clinical psychologist and founder of the CatholicPsych Institute. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, a graduate school that integrates Catholic philosophy and theology with sound, empirically validated psychology. Before his degree, Dr. Bottaro discerned a religious vocation with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFRs). He lived four years in the Bronx, serving the poor in the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi. Under the mentorship of Fr. Benedict Groeschel, this experience helped him form a spirituality based on Abandonment to Divine Providence which he now applies to psychological principles in his practice. He learned from Fr. Benedict how to discern God's voice and live a life in service to others. Six years after leaving NYC as a friar he returned as a psychologist. The CatholicPsych Institute began there in 2012 and has since grown to 5 offices with 12 therapists serving clients around the globe. Dr. Bottaro now lives in Connecticut with his wife Barbra and their six children. He actively avoids watching the news and spends his free time thinking up crazy new ideas on how to make the world a better place.

Jul 27

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In this episode, we talk about: What we forget to talk about when it comes to St. Joseph;  The qualities of St. Joseph;  The importance of understanding the Incarnation for understanding St. Joseph;  The true Fatherhood of St. Joseph;   How Jesus developed in his humanity under the guidance of St. Joseph;  The true marriage of Joseph and Mary;  Our human need for a father and a mother;  What St. Joseph’s fatherhood reveals about all fatherhood;    Resources mentioned or relevant: Dr. Greg’s previous episode about St. Joseph;  Custos: Total Consecration Through Saint Joseph by Devin Schadt;  Dr. Greg’s excitement over an incredible sculpture of the Holy Family at Benedictine College;  Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.iddmentor.com;  The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat;  Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph by Dr. Greg Bottaro and Jen Settle;  To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here.  To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here.  For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here.  If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!

Jul 20

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In this episode, we talk about: Learning how to dream;  Why dreaming can be so difficult;  How to practice dreaming when you’ve forgotten how;  Why it’s important to dream;  Resources mentioned or relevant: My previous episode on Imagination;  Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.iddmentor.com;  The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat;  Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph;  To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here.  To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here.  For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here.  If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!   

Jul 13

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In this episode, we talk about: Imagination as a gift from God;   How imagination enables us to encounter what’s beyond space and time;   Imagination allowing us to pray;  The power of the imagination in healing wounds of the past;  How the imagination reveals our unconscious to ourselves;    Resources mentioned or relevant: The Acting Person by Pope St. John Paul II Psychologist Lev Vygotsky Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.iddmentor.com The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!

Jul 6

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In this episode, we talk about: Our desire to know ourselves;  Enneagram, Myers-Briggs, and Temperaments; The two defining characteristics of personhood that are unchangeable; Understanding the personality of Jesus as our model;   Resources mentioned or relevant: Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.catholicpsych.com/townhall; The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat; Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph; To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show!

Jun 29

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In this episode, we talk about: The real definition of guilt;  How happiness can come from understanding our identity;  The problem of “earning” God’s love;  Whether or not we should experience guilt and shame;  Divinization;  Guilt and shame as course correction;    Resources mentioned or relevant: And the man and his wife were both naked, and were not ashamed. - Genesis 2:25 Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.catholicpsych.com/townhall The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now! 

Jun 22

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In this episode, we talk about: Being a psychologically healthy Catholic How self-knowledge contributes to greater holiness What it means to be created in the image of God The distinction between our identity (as totally good) and our behaviors Looking at the motivations behind our actions Resources mentioned or relevant: “Lord Jesus, let me know myself and know You” - St. Augustine Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.catholicpsych.com/townhall The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now! 

Jun 15

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In this episode, we talk about: Meeting Amy Grace! Questions around the need for a diagnosis The distinction between sins and symptoms The temptation to compare yourself to others What’s the point of a diagnosis? Accepting imperfection and striving for holiness Living in a fallen world and the universal need for a savior Resources mentioned or relevant: Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.catholicpsych.com/townhall The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now! 

Jun 8

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In this episode, we talk about: Jesus Christ as the model of humanity Considering Christ’s emotions Letting Jesus’ example teach us how navigate our emotions Resources mentioned or relevant: Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.catholicpsych.com/townhall The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now! 

Jun 1

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In this episode, we talk about: The brain chemistry of depression and anxiety The paradox of trusting God’s providence, and also being created with a fight/flight/freeze response Abandonment to Divine Providence What we can do to live as best we can with these disorders What constitutes a diagnosable mood disorder like anxiety or depression What it means that “All will be well.” Resources mentioned or relevant: Matthew 6:25 Abandonment to Divine Providence Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.catholicpsych.com/townhall The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!

May 25

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In this episode, we talk about: What Obsessive Compulsive behaviors and Scrupulosity are Where it comes from What is needed to help those who suffer Scrupulosity as a religious-themed expression of obsessive compulsive patterns Resources mentioned or relevant: Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.catholicpsych.com/townhall The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!

May 18

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In this episode, we talk about: The distinction between displaying characteristics of a personality disorder, and having an actual diagnosis. The precise meaning of narcissism and what goes into diagnosing it. The terror of insignificance that drives narcissistic personality disorder. The implications of certain dynamics in childhood. How NPD affects relationships and how the person suffering sees others. Compassion as a response to relating to someone with NPD. Resources mentioned or relevant: Dr. Greg’s new model of treatment - https://www.catholicpsych.com/townhall The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph To find out how Dr. Greg’s team can help you, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!

May 11

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In this episode, we talk about: How the framework for looking at trauma can help us understand ourselves Understanding trauma in light of the many facets of the human person How trauma can affect our relationship with the present Noticing how trauma limits our faculties (to see the bigger picture, to have empathy, etc.) What it means that Christ makes all things “new” Why memory matters in healing Resources mentioned or relevant: Revelations 21:5 The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph To find out how the CatholicPsych Institute can help you, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you.

May 4

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In this episode, we talk about: The stereotype of “blaming parents” in therapy How dualism affects how how we get help Understanding why we think the way we do Seeing both nature and nurture in the ways we learn to be human Resources mentioned or relevant: 1 John 4:19 The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph To find out how the CatholicPsych Institute can help you, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For more resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!

Apr 27

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In this episode, we talk about: Integrating our physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual lives The fallacy that you should “just pray more” Why we seek healing alongside prayer   Resources mentioned or relevant: The Mindful Catholic book  The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph To find out how the CatholicPsych Institute can help you, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For more resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you.

Apr 20

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In this episode, we talk about: Boundaries as appropriate relationships Getting hurt What is an appropriate relationship with God? Sitting with what God has promised and what he has proven The foundation for safety, security, happiness, and peace   Resources mentioned or relevant: Matthew 16:24-26 The Mindful Catholic book  The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph To find out how the CatholicPsych Institute can help you, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For more resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you.

Apr 13

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In this episode, we talk about: Emotion regulation and emotion modulation (and what those are) The ability to change how you express your feelings The ability to change how intensely we feel an emotion to begin with How this connects to our search for peace The false assumption that it’s inauthentic to change how you feel My theory about parenting and “inconvenient” emotional expression from children The freedom of being able to say "I don't have to feel this way."   Resources mentioned or relevant: The Mindful Catholic book The Catholic Mindfulness Virtual Retreat Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph To find out how the CatholicPsych Institute can help you, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For more resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now! 

Apr 6

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In this episode, we talk about: The plan for complementarity between men and women How holiness and happiness are connected Why a mom and dad are needed for a child What comes more naturally to moms What comes more naturally to dads How the masculine and feminine dimensions bless, affirm, complement, and develop each other   Resources mentioned or relevant: LETTER TO THE BISHOPS of the Catholic Church on the Collaboration of Men and Women in the Church and in the World – Pope Benedict XVI Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph To find out how the CatholicPsych Institute can help you, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For more resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you.

Mar 30

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In this episode, we talk about: How the female brain differs from the male brain Five qualities of the feminine genius: qualities that the female brain accesses more easily, due to brain chemistry 1. Intuition 2. Empathy 3. Collaboration 4. Impulse control  5. A little bit of anxiety   Resources mentioned or relevant: LETTER TO THE BISHOPS of the Catholic Church on the Collaboration of Men and Women in the Church and in the World – Pope Benedict XVI Mulieris Dignitatem – Pope St. John Paul II Unleash the Power of the Female Brain - Dr. Daniel G. Amen Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph To find out how the CatholicPsych Institute can help you, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For more resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!

Mar 23

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In this episode, we talk about: St. Joseph and the masculine genius Differences in male and female brains, and what that reveals about male and female persons Seven qualities of St. Joseph that can teach us about the Masculine Genius (see below)   St Joseph Men have more testosterone, more intra-hemispheric neural connectivity, less progesterone, and less cross-hemispheric neural connectivity St. Joseph was a man of: Courage Requires aggression, lower consideration of immediate consequences;  Sometimes held in suspicion, especially when used without prudence (Takes out anger on loved ones; speaks badly about neighbors and co-workers even family or friends) Requires structured time and processing, sometimes less time with people, and sense of duty that isn’t connected to immediate relational value Sometimes laziness and lack of connection lead to isolation (Reckless waste of time; video games, partying, endless hobbies and projects around house) Prayer Requires courage to not be in charge Distortion of this leads to weakness, lack of leadership, giving in to immediate gratification (Can’t recognize need to worship God, acts as if he’s the god of his own life) Obedience Requires structured order on when to be aggressive and when to die to self Distortion again is weakness  (Can’t stand up for what’s right, poor example of self-care, hygiene, drive and discipline) Gentleness Recognizes the gift of serving and whom he serves; holds duty in high regard Distortion is to give emphasis to the wrong things to reverence at the expense of whom he is actually called to reverence.  (Enmeshment, cares more about other people’s approval than his own stewardship of what he’s truly given charge over; pays more attention to other women or other endeavors that might be worthy in themselves but not for him) Reverence Hold the big picture of the family as contrasted from the immediate family Can be distorted by misaligning allegiances and imbalance of devotion and attention (Too much obedience to family of origin) Tradition Purposeful discernment that weighs all aspects of situation both subjective and objective; sometimes detached from particular relationships to ultimately serve in the bigger picture Can be distorted by selfish garnering of approval or lack of discernment (Stubborn men who are using willfulness to steamroll over spouse and family) Intention   Resources mentioned or relevant: On the Masculine Genius (article for Humanum Review) The Male Brain and The Female Brain by Dr. Louann Brizendine Redemptoris Custos (Guardian of the Redeemer) - apostolic exhortation from Pope St. John Paul II Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph To find out how the CatholicPsych Institute can help you, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For more resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now! 

Mar 16

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In this episode, we talk about: The complementarity of the masculine feminine genius The reverence we owe to each other Jesus and Mary as examples of masculine and feminine   Resources mentioned or relevant: Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph To learn more about therapy offered by the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For more resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!

Mar 9

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In this episode, we talk about: The family as the “school of love” Learning who we are and how we are to behave The necessity of mother and father The roles of St. Joseph and Mary in our lives and salvation Resources mentioned or relevant: The Consecration to Jesus through St. Joseph To learn more about therapy offered by the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For more resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!

Mar 2

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In this episode, we talk about: The fear of failure Faith as the source of our peace Failure as the way to make progress Resources mentioned or relevant: To learn more about therapy offered by the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For more resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now! 

Feb 23

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In this episode, we talk about: The (simplified) difference between Psychotherapy, Coaching, Spiritual Direction, and IDDM or Mentorship Psychotherapy: a regulated professional field, with an education in the psychological sciences as they fit into a medical model Spiritual Direction: Limited to the spiritual dimension of the human person, with the goal of deepening your relationship with God Coaching: Oriented toward any goal in any niche Mentorship: Taking the best of all 3 fields and uniting them into one modality Resources mentioned or relevant: To learn more about therapy offered by the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For more resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please help us in our mission to integrate the Faith with Psychology by hitting subscribe and also sharing this podcast with your friends. Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us reach other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. For Apple podcasts, click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!

Feb 16

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 In this episode, we talk about: The benefits of mentorship How IDDM will work in practice Resources mentioned or relevant: To learn more about IDDM, offered by the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For more resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. If there is a topic or a question you would like Dr. Greg to address, please email your request to beinghuman@catholicpsych.com! We would love to hear from you. Rate, review, and subscribe Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us get the message out to other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!

Feb 9

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In this episode, we talk about: The need for treatment that is more than just “one-size-fits-all” The meaning of the word “Dialogic” The foundation of healthy and effective dialogue The benefits of healthy and effective dialogue Resources mentioned or relevant: Gaudium et Spes Love and Responsibility by Karol Wojtyla To learn more about IDDM, offered by the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For more resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. Rate, review, and subscribe Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us get the message out to other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!

Feb 2

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 In this episode, we talk about: The launch of IDDM - the new model created by the CatholicPsych Institute How the humanity of Christ reveals to us how to be human That it is fundamentally good to be human and have emotions   Resources mentioned or relevant: “The body, in fact, and only the body, is capable of making visible what is invisible: the spiritual and the divine” (TOB 19:4) To learn more about IDDM, offered by the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For more resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here.   Rate, review, and subscribe Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us get the message out to other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap to rate 5 stars, and choose “write a review”. Then type your sincere thoughts about the show! If you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any episodes. Subscribe to the podcast now!

Jan 26

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Welcome to Episode 5 of the Being Human Podcast: The Frame  In this episode, we talk about: The kind of life we were created for The current frame of secular psychotherapy The difference it could make to have daily interaction between therapist and patient as a part of daily life Resources mentioned or relevant: “Christ reveals man to himself and makes his divine calling clear.” - Redemptor Hominis To learn more about therapy offered by the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For more resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here.   To be one of the first to find out what Dr. Greg is building up to, join us here! Rate, review, and subscribe Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us get the message out to other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings.

Jan 20

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Welcome to Episode 4 of the Being Human Podcast: How Did We Get Here?  In this episode, we talk about: Understanding the human person through Church Fathers like St. Augustine Mistakes being the way we grow The historical development of psychotherapy The need for a shift in how therapy is delivered Resources mentioned or relevant: The Confessions of St. Augustine Sigmund Freud Carl Rogers To learn more about therapy offered by the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For more resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here.   To be one of the first to find out what Dr. Greg is building up to, join us here! Rate, review, and subscribe Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us get the message out to other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings.

Jan 20

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Welcome to Episode 3 of the Being Human Podcast: Where is God in Psychology?  In this episode, we talk about: The place for God in the field of Psychology God as the agent of change in our lives The need for God to reveal to us what it means to be human Resources mentioned or relevant: To learn more about therapy offered by the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For more resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here.   To be one of the first to find out what Dr. Greg is building up to, join us here! Rate, review, and subscribe Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us get the message out to other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings.

Jan 20

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Welcome to Episode 2 of the Being Human Podcast: The Human Blueprint   In this episode, we talk about: How good it is that you exist! The need for a blueprint of what a “human being” is The error in worshipping at the altar of “science” Flaws in the secular field of psychotherapy Resources mentioned or relevant: Dr. Peter Kreeft on Moral Relativism To learn more about therapy offered by the CatholicPsych Institute, click here. To read the CatholicPsych blog, click here. For more resources from the CatholicPsych Institute, click here.   To be one of the first to find out what Dr. Greg is building up to, join us here!     Rate, review, and subscribe Please consider rating or leaving a review of our show. It helps us get the message out to other Catholics just like you who want to become more integrated, whole, and happy human beings.

Jan 20

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