So, for the first of these episodes, I wanted to dive into the big questions and thought who better to invite back on the show, than my beloved friend, the wonderful author and psychotherapist, Dr Aaron Balick.
In this opening conversation, Aaron and I explore some of the layers of human response to crises beyond our control – from how we deal with uncertainty, to ways in which to cope with the anxiety such unpredictable situations can provoke.
We touch on grief, loss and manic defence, and discuss how our capacity to relate to our state of mind from a place of awareness (rather than identification) can stand us in good stead when coping with unexpected and complex life events.
Recorded on the 26th March.
DR AARON BALICK
Aaron is an author, clinical psychotherapist, and the director of Stillpoint Spaces UK, the London based hub of an international organisation devoted to sharing ideas from depth psychology with the wider public.
As a psychological consultant for the media, he speaks about the impact of social media and technology on the individual and society, and has been the resident agony uncle for BBC Radio 1 and CBBC for several years.
Aaron was featured on Radio 4 on The Digital Human, and has also been involved in a variety of projects that aim to bring quality mental health content to programming for young people and adults.