In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison explore how you can use those moments when you are triggered as opportunities for personal exploration, insight, and growth. They discuss the following topics:

(1:35) Introduction to the topic
(4:44) Why avoidance of triggers is not a useful strategy
(8:50) What is spiritual bypassing?
(10:48) The Science of Enlightenment, by Shinzen Young https://amzn.to/3IfaVPs
(13:12) Triggers show us the work we need to do
(14:45) Triggers and meditation
(17:37) Trigger warnings
(21:21) Sometimes you need to retreat from triggers
(22:30) Habitual responses to triggers
(23:00) Atomic Habits, by James Clear https://jamesclear.com/atomic-habits
(23:02) The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg https://charlesduhigg.com/the-power-of-habit/
(27:08) Cold plunging
(30:43) Transference, defense mechanisms, and projection
(34:03) Compassionate inquiry by Gabor Mate https://compassionateinquiry.com/
(37:51) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and opposite action
(41:08) Process of self-exploration https://youtu.be/jU3fJnz1UfE
(42:39) How to handle triggers in relationships
(46:21) Physical pain
(50:47) PTF: Hannah Cross, LCSW, on Sex, Tantra, Psychedelics, and making relationships work https://youtu.be/2ySm6rbFQp4
(51:02) Existential Kink, by Carolyn Elliott http://carolyngraceelliott.com/free
(53:20) The Obstacle is the Way, by Ryan Holiday https://ryanholiday.net/ryan-holiday-books/
(55:23) Don’t be ashamed of your triggers

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