Kurt Swensen

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Online Recovery Support – Episode 324

Welcome to ORS 324. On this week’s show….

My favorite topic, Feelings….

  • A brief test (included in the show) to help demonstrate how difficult it can be to simply identify how we feel. Ask yourself, how am I feeling? (Just a one word answer)examples would be; Sad, lonely, grieving, lost, helpless, despondent, joyful, balanced, grounded, loved, connected. NOT, fine, good, cool, alright, etc. True, deep, real, feelings.
  • Expressing feelings – beyond the realm of what’s “normal”, when we’ve been trained to do the opposite.
  • How can you be intimate and vulnerable with a person who only shares their intellect?
  • If you would like to try an experiment, express, feel, share your feelings for 10-20 minutes a day. Just see, feel, watch, what happens. Another version ( my favorite) would be, just sit and feel. That’s it, nothing more, just feel…….
  • My little girl Isabelle – communicating on an energetic level, beyond words?
  • Babysitter weighs in and votes “yes”. Can we all do the same?
  • Our relationships develop and mature to the degree that we are emotionally honest with ourselves.
  • Step 11 – the most important starting place for growth.
    Practicing the art of listening, or “attending” to someone. It can be a deeply spiritual experience.
  • Brene Brown – Be as vulnerable and open and as forthcoming as you can be.

This and more on Episode 324 with much gratitude to all who listen and support us. Subscribe through ITunes or download @ www.kurtswensen.com

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Kurt Swensen • August 5, 2015


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