17. Bryan Bushman – The Psychology of Accepting Pain

Bryan Bushman is a licensed psychologist who specializes in helping people cope with physical and emotional pain. Dr. Bushman has been the author/co-author of articles published in peer-reviewed, scientific journals. He is also the author of Becoming Okay (When You’re Not Okay). 

In this episode, Dr. Bushman explains his approach of helping people to identify patterns in their life to then identify pain points of their suffering. His methods bring pain to light in order to begin the process of acceptance. 

Dr. Bushman truly believes that by avoiding, dwelling, and clinging to the pain, we create our own suffering. We create more damage to ourselves than any other factor and working toward self compassion is a big step in working through the pain. 

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