Primitive Thinking and Mature Thinking – Therapist in the Wild [VIDEO]

In Therapist in the Wild by Dr. Keith Witt

This week the Therapist in the Wild mines our hunter gatherer history to explore the differences between primitive thinking and mature thinking. How grown up do you feel as you …

STFU Self-loathing Edition – Therapist in the Wild [VIDEO]

In Therapist in the Wild by Dr. Keith Witt

We all learn shame as toddlers responding to the disapprovals that parents regularly are compelled to try to control us with–the average 10 to 17 month old hears the word “no” once every eight waking minutes. Since kids learn to parent themselves from the ways they are parented, as we grow to be able to observe ourselves doing better or worse, we can disapprove of “worse” enough to feel guilt, remorse, or shame. Unfortunately, some of us can periodically dis ourselves so profoundly we become lost in self-loathing.