Giving a F*ck with Dr. Alex Wills
March 10th, 2023
Do you struggle with emotional acceptance or silencing your emotions? On this episode, I welcome Dr. Alex Wills to discuss his book,
Give a Fuck, Actually. He is a board-certified psychiatrist. He graduated from the Sackler School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship training in Hawaii with additional training from Columbia University. He is the owner of Perma Mental Health, a private psychiatric practice with offices across Idaho.
clinical days are spent using the Radical Emotional Acceptance method
to help patients heal from issues ranging from past traumas to
interpersonal struggles in their marriages.
Give a F*CK, Actually
is based on that experience.
( ) https://www.simonandschuster.com/authors/Alex-Wills/199869907
you'll learn in this episode:
The motivation behind his book and title (2:09)
Value in all emotions (4:17)
Why he went down this route of psychotherapy initially (5:30)
HIs typical patient demographic (6:53)
His five-step approach to help people tune into their own emotional
How long he has been using this approach in his practice (20:26)
How humans as a whole are trending in regards to tuning in to their
feelings and emotions (21:35)
Helping patients with depression bridge the gap to follow the five
pillar approach to emotional wellness (24:48)
Journaling and meditation (27:40)
How weight training has helped him from a psychological standpoint
Rewiring your emotional brain with basic cognitive behavioral
The most prevalent emotion he has been feeling regularly as of late
The biggest pushback he's gotten in regards to his methodology for
leveraging one's emotions (37:56)
What's in the pipeline for Dr. Wills (40:21)
What children are being taught in schools in regards to handling
HIs recommendations for raising children with a healthy emotional
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