Reconnect in a Disconnected World

with Jody Carrington

About the Episode

Dr. Jody Carrington is a powerhouse speaker and fearless champion for authentic human connection.  She is a clinical psychologist, speaker, and author. She has spent most of her career working with children and families who have experienced trauma. 

She believes in two things: that you are exactly where you need to be, no matter how painful or wonderful, and that we are wired to do hard things. More importantly, we are wired for connection, and we were never meant to do this alone. She joined us today to talk about her book, ‘Feeling Seen: Reconnecting in a Disconnected World.’

From the challenges of navigating burnout and mental health issues, to the stigma surrounding emotions and the need for an emotional language, Jody shares their expertise and personal journey. They remind us that no matter our gender or background, we all share the same emotional makeup and the power of addressing, rather than suppressing, our feelings.

But with the rise of technology, are we losing our connection with each other? Jody explores how society’s obsession with comparison and constant distractions hinder genuine interactions and meaningful connections. They shed light on the importance of slowing down, being present, and embracing uncertainty in order to rekindle kindness, creativity, and remarkable human experiences.

So, prepare to be inspired and challenged as we embark on a journey of growth and self-discovery with the incredible Jody Carrington. Get ready to reshape your perspective on relationships, emotional well-being, and the true essence of being a remarkable human being.

Topics Discussed

Looking into the eyes [6.13]
The hardest thing we will do is look into the eyes of the people we love.
Work from home [12.53]
We dive deep into the things we miss when we work from home.
Emotional dysregulation [21.04]
Uncertainty, fear, and no end in sight are the three ingredients of emotional dysregulation.
Emotional language [30.34]
If you don't have the ability to stand up for big emotions in your team, you will not be as successful as you can be.
Alone with thoughts [37.05]
We discuss why people are afraid of being alone with their thoughts.
Lack of purpose [50.01]
We talk about the lack of purpose in people’s lives and why it’s perfectly normal not to figure out who you are supposed to be in life. 
Craving acknowledgment [1.00.28]
The key to healing is acknowledgment from others.
Empathy is a skill [1.10.27]
Having to seek first to understand before being understood is the most critical skill. It takes effort and practice.

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