On How to Be Human, with Dr Sophie Mort

Why do we feel so bad at times? Why can’t we just be happy all the time?

Because we haven’t been taught how to understand ourselves, and what it means to be human, and instead chase constant happiness and think we have failed when things aren’t ‘perfect’. 

In this podcast episode, Dr Soph, Clinical Psychologist and Author of ‘A Manual for Being Human’, talks about how we can understand ourselves and show compassionate curiosity for the full register of emotions we experience across our lifespan.

  • Struggling against our emotions
  • Feeling safe and secure in childhood
  • Identity forming in adolescence
  • Internalising bullying to an inner critical voice
  • Pressure from the media to be perfect
  • Unhelpful coping strategies making emotions worse
  • Taking control vs. accepting and surrendering
  • Micro aggressions and prejudice
  • Shame vs. guilt 
  • Self-correction vs. self-criticism
  • Tips for coping with emotions
  • The 5-4-3-2-1 grounding technique

A Manual for Being Human by Dr. Sophie Mort

@drsoph on Instagram

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This episode was edited by Emily Crosby Media

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Michaela Thomas
Michaela Thomas

Senior Clinical Psychologist & CBT Psychotherapist

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