ep.36 "How Do You Cope With Feeling Lonely?" | AKA


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Nov 11 2020 85 mins   36

Intro with thoughts about Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard & his relapse.

Audience questions:

  1. Hi Kati. How to deal with being a later-in-life virgin? I'm 21 and I'm getting to be requested to talk about it in therapy. It all started when we were talking about my poor interpersonal skills...
  2. Do therapists get bored if a patient doesn't give new information in sessions? I usually answer with 'nothing happened' when she asks how my week went, because I can't recall anything...
  3. Hi Kati. How can I cope with feeling lonely and seeking connection and validation while simultaneously being incredibly stressed out by human contact? I am easily triggered in conversations...
  4. Hi Kati! Is avoiding deep and hurtful emotions a sign that a person lacks empathy or the opposite- that they have too much of it? Is it healthy to keep avoiding sad/hurtful emotions? For example, I do everything to avoid things to do with tragedies like wars, Holocaust, or other disasters where people or animals get...
  5. Hi Kati! I have a tough question... My 16-year-old daughter (who is a virgin. Never had a BF, not even a first kiss yet) recently told me that her cousin (MY sister's son) sexually assaulted her 2 years ago, when they were both 14 years old...
  6. Hey Kati! Why is it bad that I intellectualize in my sessions? I know it's a defense mechanism, but I don´t understand why my therapist doesn't want me to say things like "I experience depersonalization". In the end, it doesn't truly make a difference if...
  7. Why is it when you have trauma happen multiple times does your brain want to just block it out? With me I’ve had trauma multiple times in my life that I just block it out and feel like I have to push it down, I feel like it doesn’t matter and I have to...
  8. Hey Kati - so my anxiety does this thing where I can't do things in front of other people. At first, I'll shake and get stuck in a panic state, then I'll dissociate and shut down. It makes things like cooking while other people are in the room, doing group work at...
  9. Hi Kati, can you please talk about how to deal with concentration and memory issues because of anxiety? I feel like I can't really make good experiences to...

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