A Jungian Approach To Psychosis, Spiritual Crisis, and Healing Our Deepest Wounds | Dr Tim Read

Adventures Through The Mind

Feb 24 2023 • 1 hr 35 mins

Dr. Tim Read is a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and author based in London.

He joins us on the show to discuss the deep unconscious, complexes, being triggered, and why we need a new way to treat mental illness. We talk about the difference between spiritual crisis and psychosis; how modern psychiatry is broken; and why psychiatrists should undergo psychedelic therapy.

Additionally, we explore the difference between being in process and processing; how our triggers are an opportunity to step into our healing journey; the role of relationships in our healing; how to help shift culture and community to better support people in crisis; how to support people in psychotic delusion (without colluding in their delusions); and the point at which we should involve psychiatric intervention.

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Episode Breakdown

  • (0:00) Opening
  • (1:51) Overture
  • (5:31) Patron Thanks
  • (6:46) Interview begins
  • (8:28) The deep unconscious, COEX/complexes, and being triggered
  • (12:45) Why we need a new way to treat mental illness
  • (14:03) A bit more into COEX systems and processing being triggered
  • (21:16) Being triggered distorts our perception of reality
  • (22:40) Being triggered offers us an opportunity to heal (in process vs processing)
  • (24:48) Getting stuck in a trigger
  • (30:33) Triggers are an opportunity to step into our healing journey
  • (33:30) How to process being triggered
  • (36:30) The role of relationships in our healing process
  • (40:40) How do we help shift culture and community to better support people in crisis
  • (43:12) Why psychiatrists should undergo psychedelic therapy
  • (44:35) Modern psychiatry is broken
  • (48:10) A definition of Spiritual Emergency, Spiritual Crisis
  • (51:34) The difference between spiritual crisis and psychosis
  • (56:34) Mental illness is not biologically rooted (bipolar, psychosis, and schizophrenia)
  • (1:00:07) Exploring the root of mental illness from a Jungian perspective
  • (1:13:55) The deepest personal touches the transpersonal
  • (1:15:36) The challenge of touching the transpersonal
  • (1:17:40) The point at which we should involve psychiatric intervention
  • (1:21:07) Psychiatric medication can be necessary at times | don’t let ideology get in the way of common sense
  • (1:26:04) How to support people in psychotic delusion (without colluding in their delusions)
  • (1:29:59) It’s all about love | Love is the key ingredient
  • (1:32:07) Follow-up links
  • (1:34:00) Outro

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