Judy Ho: Stopping Self-Sabotage

Judy Ho: Stopping Self-Sabotage

goopfellas - December 11, 2019 - 43:09

“Allow the thought to be there, but change your relationship to the thought,” says Judy Ho, PhD, clinical neuropsychologist and author of Stop Self-Sabotage. Dr. Ho shares her toolbox for overcoming self-sabotaging and self-destructive behavior. She explains to Will Cole and Seamus Mullen how trauma plays a role and why we might find ourselves in situations that mimic old wounds. She teaches de-stressing practices: box-breathing, slowing down our thoughts by writing them down, and physicalizing an emotion to create distance between yourself and it. Ho says that the perception that we don’t have control is wrong—we do have the power to choose and self-sabotaging behavior can be transformed. Also: You didn’t ruin everything by eating that one piece of cake.(For more, see the goopfellas podcast hub.)

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What drives people to change, to heal, to reinvent themselves? How do we reclaim our health, bounce back from heartbreak, flip the script? On goopfellas, two friends who have become familiar with unlikely personal transformations have raw conversations with people who have experienced profound shifts in perspective and well-being. Together, functional medicine practitioner Will Cole, DC, and chef Seamus Mullen get at the catalysts that bring people out of their dark night and into their purpose. Each of their goopfellas guests—from athletes to actors to authors—is different. As are the hosts: Mullen himself almost died from rheumatoid arthritis, and Cole’s day job is helping people uncover and overturn the roots of dis-ease. But you’ll likely see pieces of yourself in all their conversations, reflected in every one of their challenges. And we hope, from the lessons they learned along the way, you’ll find something you need to bring about a change, big or small, in your own life.